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KEECHOBEE


EWS


Vol. 100 No. 12 Wednesday, January 28, 2009 504 Plus tax


Briefs


Honor rolls
in Friday paper
See the Friday edition of the
Okeechobee News for honor
rolls from local schools.

American Legion
Pageant announced
The annual "Miss American
Legion Post 64" beauty pag-
eant will be held on Thursday,
Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall. Young ladies
must be in the 9th-12th grades
and attend either Okeechobee
High School or the Freshman
Campus, as well as having
never been married and have
no children. There is NO entry
fee and the winner will receive
a beautiful crown, custom ban-
ner, a bouquet of flowers a
trophy and $50 cash. First and
Second Runner-ups will also
receive trophies, flowers and
cash prizes. "Miss American
Legion 2009" will be furnished
with a convertible for all pa-
rades so she may proudly rep-
resent American Legion Post
64. Applications maybe picked
up at the American Legion Hall.
For more information please
call Myra Partridge 634-4193 or
Shelly Sickels 863-467-0790.

Volunteers needed
for child advocates
Volunteer Guardians ad
Litem give a voice to children
who are victims of child abuse
and are involved in court pro-
ceedings. The Guardian ad
Litem Program will be offer
ing free training for volunteers
and new classes will begin in
February and March. Training
involves thirty hours and will
be held at our Saint Lucie West
office on various days.
You can be that voice for
an abused child! The Guard-
ian ad Litem Program needs
Volunteers to represent Abused
- Abandoned & Neglected
Children in Saint Lucie, Mar-
tin, Indian River and Okeecho-
bee Counties! They deserve a
voice!
For dates and times of all
training please contact Pattra F
Dodd at 772-871-7225.

Drought Index

Current: 673
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.48 feet
Last Year: 10.11 feet
Sponsored By: Z

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


County tightens tax loophole


Agriculture
classification
rules enforced

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A Jan. 27 ruling by the
Okeechobee County Value Ad-
justment Board may have closed
another tax loophole.
An agricultural classification,
which might make a significant
difference in a property tax bill,
could be harder to obtain as a


result of the board's decision. In
the past, records in the property
appraiser's office indicate that
agriculture classifications were
given to property that could be
questionable.
The board voted unani-
mously to uphold Okeechobee
County Property Appraiser Bill
Sherman's decision to revoke
the agriculture assessment for
a 26.85 acre vacant tract on the
Rim Canal east of Pier II Motel.
In 2007 the taxable value of
the property, owned by Bernard
J. Fitzpatrick was $1,323,904. In


2008, with no visible agricultural
activity, upon Mr. Fitzpatrick's
request, the property was classi-
fied as improved pasture with a
taxable value of $4,377. Mr. Fitz-
patrick has owned the property
since 1994 and Mr. Sherman said
he could not recall Mr. Fitzpatrick
requesting an agriculture classifi
cation before 2008.
In October 2008 the prop-
erty was reclassified as vacant
commercial and valued at
$1,582,419.
Mr. Fitzpatrick appealed the
property appraiser's reclassifi


cation to the value adjustment
board. He was not present at
the hearing but was represent-
ed by his attorney, Wes Harvin.
Mr. Harvin said his client was in
Colorado and requested that the
hearing be postponed until his
client returned. The board decid-
ed to continue with the hearing
in the absence of Mr. Fitzpatrick
who was aware of the board's
meeting date.
It was noted that Florida law
requires that the land be used for
"bona-fide commercial agricul-
ture" on Jan. 1 of the tax year for


that property to receive an agri-
culture classification.
"If it is not agriculture on Jan.
1, it is not agriculture on Jan.
1," said board member Michael
Sumner.
Rus Duncan, agricultural ap-
praiser with the property ap-
praiser's office, stated that on
March 24 of 2008 there were no
agricultural operations on the
property. On May 23, Mr. Duncan
said Mr. Fitzpatrick came into the
property appraiser's office and
See Loopholes Page 7


Okeechobee Main Street's
2009 Top of the Lake BBQ Af-
fair was the largest ever with
a crowd of over 3,000 people
enjoying the best in BBQ, pony
rides, an assortment of vendors
selling their wares and some of
the finest desserts and treats.
There were 42 cook teams
competing for the top prize.
Winners were: Sauce-Uncle
Kenny Butts For You; Apple
Pie-Brushfire BBQ; Anything
Butt-J-Mack Cookers; Beer Can
Chicken-Big Jim Lazy Q; and
People's Choice-Uncle Kenny
Butts For You.
In the Amateur Contest, the
Grand Champion was Brush-
fire BBQ and Amateur Reserve
Champion was Kahuna-Que.
In the Pro Division for Chick-
en, Home BBQ.Com won; in
the ribs category Squeals on
Wheels won; in the pork cat-
egory, Smokin' Cracker BBQ


Team won; and in the Brisket
category Swamp Boys won.
The 2009 Top of the Lake
BBQ Affair Grand Champion
and Florida State Champion
was Mount Dora Bar-B-Que
and the Top of the Lake BBQ
Reserve Champion was Swamp
Boys.
OKMS would like to thank
their Corporate Sponsors:
Aaron's Sales & Lease; Audi-
bel Hearing Care Center; Big
Lake Cancer Center; Cheney
Brothers, Inc.; Edward Jones
Investments; First Bank & Trust
of Indiantown; Florida's Blood
Centers; The Law Offices of
Hoskins & Turco, P.A.; Sea-
coast National Bank; and Sy-
frett Feed.
Thanks also to the OKMS
BBQ Sponsors: Home Depot;
Taylor Rental; Waste Manage-
ment; FP & L; Maine Grilling
Woods; The Golden Corral;


Everglades Farm Equipment;
Charlie's Lawn & Landscape;
Culpepper & Terpening; and
Advanced Engraving/The
Stitchin' Post.
The Friday night judges were
Judge Jerry Bryant; County
Commissioners Noel and Lou-
ise Chandler, Margaret Helton
and Cliff Betts; City Council
Members Clayton Williams and
Mike O'Connor, Greg and She-
ryll Thogersen, Diane Spann,
Linda Syfrett, Joe Doyle, Mike
Felprin and Associated FBA
Judges.
A "we couldn't do it without"
special thanks to our OKMS
volunteers who give countless
hours of their time to help put
on this event: Rick Amiet; Mar-
nie Lauter; Donna Huth; Mike
Felprin; Linda and John Wolo-
ski; Randall and Renee' Mims;
Wesley Mims; Bridgette and
See Event Page 7


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"I was just trying to find
some money for school," said
a Brevard County Community
College (BCCC) student who
very nearly got caught up in a
scam.
As it turned out, Jeremiah
Payne escaped without any di-
rect loss of money. However,
his bank closed his account
and sent him a check for $332.
When his Bank of America ac-
count was closed he had $371
in the account.
Apparently, the bank de-


ducted some fees, he said.
"They try to target kids who
don't know about scams and
stuff. I didn't know -- until now,"
said Jeremiah of the scammers
in a telephone interview.
The 19-year-old Okeecho-
bee High School graduate was
targeted not by one scam, but
two.
First, he was contacted
on Nov. 9, 2008, about being
a mystery shopper and was
sent a check for $4,800. So, he
went to his bank and deposited
the check. A few days later he
See Scam Page 12


Teachers


nominated



for award


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Teacher of the Year selection
process has began. This is part
of a series of articles on the
teachers nominated for the
county award.


For Osceola Middle School,
Lauren Myers was awarded as
the Teacher of the Year. Mrs.
Myers graduated from Virginia
Intermount College with a
bachelors degree in Interdisci-
plinary Studies Pre-K to 6, cum
laude.
See Honors Page 12


Index


Church News ...................... .. 8
Classifieds. ........ ......... 10-12
Community Events.................... 4
Crossword........................... 12
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out ........ ...... ...... 4
Sports 13
Sudoku 12
Weather 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Stolen car found


in boat channel


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A stolen vehicle was found
Saturday, Jan. 24, submerged
in the channel leading from the
Scott Driver boat ramps to the
Kissimmee River.
An Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) report
by Deputy Thomas Kitchen in-
dicates that the car was a 2004
Pontiac Grand Am. After run-
ning a check, it was learned
that the car -- owned by Ivan
Henry Woods of South Bay --
was reported stolen in Clewis-
ton on Dec. 26, 2008.


The OCSO was notified
by residents of an RV park on
the channel that several boat-
ers had complained of hitting
something below the water's
surface with their boats.
One resident then took Dep
uty John Ashby, who is a mem-
ber of the OCSO dive team, out
on a pontoon boat to the area.
While trolling around the area
Deputy Ashby found the object
about 50 yards from the end
of ramp with a long pole, and
identified it as a car.
"You could see where it had
See Car Page 7


Submitted photo/Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
A submerged car was removed from a boat channel at Scott Driver Park on Jan. 24. The vehi-
cle was reported stolen in Clewiston. The car, said Deputy John Ashby from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), had apparently been in the water about a month. Helping in
the removal of the car was diver J.R. Entry (in water at left), who helps BMJ Towing in these
situations, BMJ driver Joe Entry (center) and OCSO diver Deputy Ashby (in water at right).


Student has



close brush



with scam


What's cooking: Top of the Lake BBQ


Submitted photo/OKMS
The 2009 Top of the Lake BBQ Amateur Grand Champion prize went to Brushfire BBQ.
Prizes were presented by OKMS Terry Burroughs (left).


BBQ event draws record crowd


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Blood Center says 'Thanks' for donations


Florida's Blood Centers (FBC) means 6,480 people are alive to- News to find where the donor


congratulates and gives thanks for
the excellent numbers of blood
donations Okeechobee recorded
in 2008. The units of blood col-
lected during last year totaled
2,160.
Knowing that each unit can
save at least three lives, that

Births

Tyron

Rashon

Johnson
Shaunaye Brown of Okeecho
bee and Tyron Johnson of Mill-
ville, N.J., are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Tyron
Rashon Johnson.
He was born on Jan. 6, 2009 at


day because of your generosity.
FBC is the sole supplier of blood
to Raulerson Hospital; the blood
you donate directly helps your
friends and neighbors.
Donors are eligible to give
blood every 56 days (eight weeks)
and can read the Okeechobee


Tyron Rashon


Submitted photo
Johnson.


buses will be. A bus is at Wal-Mart
the last Saturday of every month
and additional drives are held
at festivals, activities, RV parks,
clubs, restaurants, etc. almost ev-
ery week.
There will be a bus at the
Okeechobee Battlefield Jan. 31



Andelyn

Rhea Platt
Theresa and Michael Platt of
Okeechobee are proud to an
nounce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Andelyn Rhea Platt.
She was born on Dec. 29, 2008
at St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach. She weighed 8 lbs.
3 ounces and was 19 inches long
at birth.
Andelyn Rhea was welcomed


and Feb. 1 and at Winterfest at
the Buckhead Ridge Fire Dept.
Jan. 31. Beside helping others,
you will receive a free mini health
checkup when you give. Come,
learn your blood type and get a
free cholesterol check.


Submitted photo
Andelyn Rhea Platt.


Martin Memorial Hospital in Stu- atricia and Marcelo Garcia of no"e uy ine uroulers ,.daviL aldi ranK ana Keoa ilatt or uKeecno-
Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuh Cambell. bee.


art. He weighed 9 lbs. 8 ounces
and was 21 1/2 inches long at
birth.
Tyron was welcomed home
by his Aunt Shamera Brown.
Maternal grandparents are


Paternal grandparents are Rita
Carter of Millville, N.J.
Great grandparents are Bar-
bara Wright of Okeechobee.


Okeechobee Forecast


Today: Mostly sunny with a high near 79 and winds from the south
between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around 60. Winds will be from
the south around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 79 with a 20 percent
chance of showers. Winds will be calm becoming southwest between
5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Cloudy with a low around 57 and a 30 percent
chance of showers. Winds will be from the northwest around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 69 and a 30 percent chance
of showers. Winds will be from the north northwest at around 10
mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 38. Winds will be
from the northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the
north northwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 42. Winds will
be from the north northeast around 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 72. Winds will be from the
north northeast around 5 mph.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 48. Winds will be
from the east northeast around 5 mph.


Maternal grandparents are
Wayne and Sharlene Moats of
Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are


Great grandparents are Emma
Moats of Alexandria, Va. and Ma-
rie Cavin of Tacoma, Wash.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3




Operation Crack Down nets six arrests


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN The Glades
County Narcotics Task Force has
completed a two-week investiga-
tion into the street level sale of
drugs with the arrest of six Moore
Haven residents.
The operation, dubbed Opera-
tion Crack Down, also accounted
for the seizure of over $2,000 in
cash and one firearm. During
the operation, law enforcement
personnel reportedly bought 82
grams of marijuana and over 20
grams of crack cocaine in 27 con-
trolled 'buys.'
Glades County Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon said the operation was
a "huge success."
Those arrested, along with
their charges and bonds, were:
ChaunceyA. Haynes, 30, sale


Chauncey A. Artavistus L.
Haynes Ware
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church (six counts), $140,000;
Artavistus L. Ware, 26, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a church/day care (six counts),
$175,000;
Lebron J. Davis, 27, sale of
cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church (four counts), $100,000;
Clarence Hunter Jr., 24, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
school, $70,000;
Carrie L. Hunter, 22, posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams


I I
Lebron J. Clarence
Davis Hunter, Jr.
with intent to sell, $5,000; and,
Yolanda Hallback, 26, pos-
session of a firearm by a convict-
ed felon, $10,000.
Detective Sergeant Steve Har-
ris, of the Glades County Sheriff's
Office (GCSO), said warrants have
also been obtained for the arrest
of Albert J. Thomas, 35. Sgt. Har-
ris said he is charged with nine
counts of sale of cocaine within
1,000 feet of a church/day care.
However, Thomas apparently fled
Glades County when he heard the


Carrie L. Yolando
Hunter Hallback
other arrests were being made,
indicated the GCSO detective.
"We think Thomas fled to
Central Florida," said Sgt. Harris,
in a phone interview Monday,
Jan. 26.
Clarence Hunter, along with
his sisters Carrie Hunter and Yo
landa Hallback, were arrested in
their home where undercover
personnel reportedly made co
caine buys. Their home, said Sgt.
Harris, is 560-feet from Moore Ha


ven High School.
When arrested, Hallback was
reportedly found to be in posses-
sion of a .22 caliber snub nose
hand gun.
The detective added that when
law enforcement personnel tried
to arrest Ware he ran from the
scene. In fact, he ran so hard that
"he ran out of his pants." When
law enforcement personnel re-
covered Ware's pants they found
cocaine, marijuana, prescrip-
tion pills and $350 cash -- $30, of
which, was money used during
the operation to make a buy, Sgt.
Harris said.
When Ware was captured
he was then charged with pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell, possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, possession of a syn
thetic narcotic with intent to sell
and resisting a law enforcement


officer without violence.
Ware's bond on those charges
was set at $83,500.
The detective went on to ex
plain that as many as 20 cocaine
buys were made in the parking
lot of a Moore Haven business,
which is also across the street
from a church. Haynes, he con-
tinued, also made sales from the
parking lots of the Miracle Deliver-
ance Church and the Bethel Bap-
tist Church.
If drugs are sold near a church,
school or day care then the pen
alty is enhanced to a mandatory
three years if the accused is con-
victed, said Sgt. Harris.
All of the alleged transactions
during the operation were record
ed, both audibly and visibly.


Substance abuse coalition has high hopes


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
They want to make a differ-
ence and in a way everyone in the
community can help them.
The Okeechobee Substance
Abuse Coalition is pushing 40
assets that children need to be
a success in life, and emphasize
that anyone in the community
that cares about children, can
help them in their effort.
President John Glenn said their
first task will be to build commu-
nity awareness about the services
they provide, and encourage
people to get involved, "We en
courage everyone, regardless of
status, to get involved. Parents,
grand parents, professional folks.
We want to bring the coalition
together for the purpose to re-
duce underage drinking and drug
abuse in Okeechobee County."
In the past year the Coalition
has changed the focus of their or-
ganization. At first they worked to
acquire grants from the govern-
ment to help existing agencies.
Now they are looking at devel-
oping assets advocated by the
Search Institute to make the com-
munity a healthier community.
"One of the initiatives we are
trying to develop community
healthy youth initiative. We are
going to focus our attention on
40 assets kids need to succeed.
There are a variety of prevention
approaches for drugs and alco-
hol. The most effective and rel-
evant in Okeechobee is a positive
approach and giving kids what
they need," he said.
The coalition has also printed
a brochure that includes 150 ways
to show kids you care.
Mr. Glenn said he caught on
to the 40 asset formula while he
worked in Martin County. He lis-
tened to a speaker who spoke on
community health issues in Or
lando. Mr. Glenn said kids need
about 40 different developmental


assets. They include a positive at-
titudes and character traits, posi-
tive relationships with others, and
positive experiences. It is broken
down into two general catego-
ries, external and internal. Exter-
nal assets like support at home,
academic interest in school work,
boundaries and high expecta-
tions. 20 of the assets come from
inside the individual. They include
a positive self identify, a healthy
self concept, and a commitment
to learning. Surveys across the
country in high schools tapped
into and discovered these assets.
Kids having an average of 30 or
more out of these 40, were dra-
matically different from kids that
had 0-10 of those assets. The re-
search showed the more assets
the child has, the less at risk be-
haviors they will engage in. Kids
that have 10 or less assets, 60-70
percent of them will be involved
in drug abuse and alcoholism.
With kids who have 30-40 assets,
only 3 percent are involved in
these things.
Mr. Glenn said communities
that have used this formula have
show dramatic improvements in
their rates of truancy, gang activi-
ties and teen pregnancies.
"We can warn kids all we
want, don't do drugs, don't drink
and drive, because its against
the law. We are trying to block
a problem behavior. We are not
addressing the issues in their life.
These behaviors are involved in
all of their activities," he said.
The assets include support
from parents, constructive use of
time, creative activities, religious
activities, a feeling of safety, ser-
vice to others, and self esteem.
"As we were forming the co-
alition here, the most important
thing was to become the advo
cates for or the point man for en-
gaging developmental assets and
raising awareness from the com-
munity. This is what it will take
to change your kids. This is not a


negative approach, but a positive
approach. It shows community
members what they can do to
help," he said.
Mr. Glenn said any citizen of
this county is qualified to build as
sets in kids if they want to. If they
take the time to learn about it
and generally care. The concepts
are real simple, common sense
things, that increase the assets
these young people have. The real
goal is to make the county aware
of the power of developmental
assets and impact the lives of our
youth and make them aware that
they can build these assets.
The coalition has a group of
people who will present these
concepts. They want to talk to
various civic and church groups
and any group in the community
that would be interested.
"The coalition is not just an
other youth program. We have
many good groups in the county.
We are not trying to compete
with any of them. We are trying to
overlay a framework of assets on
these programs and give it away
free," Mr. Glenn said.
Residents are welcome to
become a member of the coali-
tion. They hold general member-
ship meetings at the First United
Methodist church hall on the
second Tuesday of the month.
It is a lunchtime meeting. It is a
good networking opportunity for
people working with kids. Alpha
ministries sponsors the lunch at
11:30 a.m. Membership is open
to everybody, parents, grand par-
ents, clergy, anyone in the com-
munity that is interested.
Nationwide surveys show this
program is working. Mr. Glenn
said it should energize Okeecho-
bee programs.
Another goal is to establish a
youth coalition.
The coalition website is:
Okeechobeehope.org


Women injured when hit with lamp


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Following his arrest for hit-
ting a woman with a lamp, an
Okeechobee man was allegedly
found to be in possession of a
controlled substance for which
he had no prescription.
Robert A. Pohl, 44, S.E. 33rd
Terrace, was arrested Friday, Jan.
23, on felony charges of aggra-
vated battery and possession of
a controlled substance. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence.
Pohl was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
total bond of $21,000.
An arrest report by Deputy
Max Waldron, of the Okeecho


bee County
Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO),
states that Pohl
first struck the
23-year-old
woman across
the chest with
a lamp. The RobertA.
woman suf
fered a 2-inch Pohl
laceration to her forearm that
was caused by the light bulb in
the lamp breaking against her
arm.
The cut, stated the deputy,
was consistent with a defensive
wound.
Deputy Waldron said Pohl
then struck the woman with the
base of the lamp which caused
her to fall backwards down the


steps of the mobile home.
A witness to the incident re-
portedly told the deputy that
when the woman got up from
her fall, Pohl grabbed her by
the hair and threw her to the
ground.
Pohl then left the home and
was found walking in the 3900
block of S.E. 28th St. by OCSO
Deputy Matthew Hurst. When
the deputy told the man to walk
back to his patrol unit Pohl alleg-
edly tossed a small metal con-
tainer to the ground.
Deputy Hurst's report states
there were eight tablets in the
container that were later identi-
fied as xanax. Pohl did not have
a prescription for the pills, the
report added.


Alleged speeder is tasered by deputy


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local depu-
ty was forced to
use his taser to
subdue a man
who had just
forced the law
enforcement of-
ficer to ram the
back of the Ford
Mustang he was Javier F.
driving. Vallejas
Javier Fran-
cisco Vallejas, N.E. 102nd St., was
arrested Sunday, Jan. 25, on felo-
ny charges of aggravated assault
on a law enforcement officer and
fleeing and attempting to elude a
law enforcement officer. He was
also arrested on misdemeanor
charges of no valid driver's license
and resisting a law enforcement
officer without violence.
Vallejas, 26, was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $10,500.


Deputy Anthony Kibler, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), stated in his report
that while on patrol on U.S. 441
N. he was passed by a red Mus-
tang around 1:48 a.m. The Mus-
tang, added the deputy, was go
ing over 80 mph when he passed
the deputy's patrol unit.
When the deputy tried to stop
the Mustang, Vallejas simply in-
creased his speed, the report stat-
ed. Deputy Kibler stated at one
point the chase reached a speed
of 110 mph.
The chase ended when Valle
jas reached N.E. 102nd St. and
suddenly hit the brakes, which
caused the deputy to slam into
the rear end of the 1995 'Stang.
According to the report, Valle-
jas got out of his car and tried to



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run on foot. When the man ig
nored the deputy's order to stop
and get on the ground, Deputy
Kibler fired his taser and hit Valle-
jas in the chest. But, the man al
legedly wouldn't stay down and
the deputy was forced to activate
his taser a second time. It took
activating the taser a third time
before Vallejas could be arrested,
stated the OCSO deputy.
The report does not state how
much damage was done to either
vehicle, or if either man was in
jured due to the crash. According
to the report, the Mustang does
not belong to Vallejas.
Deputy Kibler's report does go
on to state that Vallejas was issued
traffic citations for not having a
driver's license and for speeding.


Accused drug dealer extradited


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man who al
legedly fled the area to avoid his
arrest on felony drug charges has
been returned and is now in the
Okeechobee County Jail.
BelizarioAguirre, 28, S.W 10th
Drive, was returned to Okeecho-
bee following his Jan. 8 arrest in
Dearborn, Mich., on Okeechobee
County warrants.
Aguirre was booked into the
local jail Saturday, Jan. 24, on
charges of possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and trafficking
in cocaine 200 grams or more. His
bond has been set at $200,000.
Detectives with the Okeecho
bee Narcotics Task Force believe
Aguirre fled the area after they ex-
ecuted a search warrant on S.W
10th Drive home and seized nearly
a kilo of suspected cocaine. They
also confiscated $14,950 in cash.
Four people were arrested
in that Nov. 6, 2008, raid and
booked into the county jail under
bonds of $100,000 each. Arrested
were: Juan Manuel Molina, 28,
S.W 10th Drive; Alvaro Garcia
Ortiz, 26, Okeechobee; Reynoso
Marcelo DeJesus Aguirre, 18, S.W
10th Drive; and Erandi Yanel Agu-
irre, 27, S.W. 10th Drive. All four


were charged with trafficking in
cocaine over 400 grams.
Belizario Aguirre was arrested
sometime Jan. 8 by officers from
the Dearborn, -
Mich., Police De-
partment along
with agents
from the Drug
Enforcement
Administration
(DEA) and the
Federal Bureau
of Investigation Belizario
(FBI). Aguirre
Besides the
cash, local task force detectives
seized a large amount of a white
powder at the S.W. 10th Drive
home and more was found later
in the back of a pickup truck driv-
en by Ortiz. When field tested, the
powder indicated a positive result
for the presence of cocaine.
A task force detective said
the total weight of the suspected
cocaine was 1.9 pounds. A kilo
weighs 2.2 pounds.
The detective went on to say
that the suspected cocaine had an
estimated street value of $30,000.
Since the purity of the suspected
cocaine was not known, the ex-
act value could not be immedi-
ately determined.


Woman faces felony drug charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was
arrested on a felony drug charge
after she was stopped for not hav
ing a valid driver's license, stated
an Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) arrest report.
Dawn Mi-
chelle Willis,
38, N.E. 304th
St., was arrested
Wednesday,
Jan. 21, on a
felony charge of
possession of a
controlled sub-
stance without a Dawn Michelle
prescription. She Willis
was also arrest-
ed on misdemeanor charges of
driving while license suspended
with knowledge and obstruction
of justice.
Also arrested was Coretta
Platt, 26, N.W 33rd Terrace. She
was arrested on misdemeanor
charges of driving while license
suspended with knowledge and
obstruction of justice.
Willis was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under
a bond of $3,000, while Platt's
bond was set at $1,000.


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An arrest report by OCSO
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when he tried to stop a blue Jeep
Cherokee around 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday he saw the driver and
passenger switch positions while
the vehicle was still moving.
When the vehicle stopped,
Deputy Cross walked up to it and
saw that Platt was now the pas-
senger and Willis was now be-
hind the wheel.
After the two women were ar
rested Deputy Cross conducted
an inventory on the vehicle and
reportedly found a pill bottle
containing 57 pills that were later
identified as darvocet. The dep
uty's report said the label on the
pill bottle showed that they were
prescribed to someone other than
Willis.
Willis and Platt were also is-
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while license suspended with
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Made in China
READ THE LABELS: Buy American! Look at the brand name,
and the labels-put America First. Some American products may be
made overseas, but at least the profits go to an American company.
GLOBAL ECONOMY: Give me a break. We Americans went
through the same thing back in the 50s when everything started com-
ing out of the Asian countries. At first is was cheap junk then it started
getting better. Today, if you want electronics, you buy Asian. As far
as profits go, where did the "big (little) three" auto makers put their
profits? Now we're bailing them out with our tax dollars. Give me a
break. If YOU want to profit then buy Asian stocks. Then you will reap
the benefits. Sure it's fine to buy American if you choose but it's the
big American companies that are doing business over there because
it's cheaper to do so. Today's economy is global and will remain so.
There are millions of Americans working and living all over the world
and some of the money they earn over there is taxed over here. My
new Ford has more parts from Asia than you can shake a stick at.

Government spending
EMBASSY: I heard on the news that we are building an embassy
over in Iraq. I would like to know, where does he get off doing that
when we have people here in a depression? Why are we building an
embassy in Iraq when we are almost in a depression here?
SPENDING: I think the American government spends too much
money overseas. It's our tax money. They need to either cut taxes and
quit spending so much or else spend it here to take care of United
States citizens. How many Americans are homeless? How many are
going hungry? We don't need to spend millions building something
in another country.

State law restricting the volume
NOISE: A couple of fellas outside in the drive way knocking back
a few Coronas with the stereo in the car so loud it was vibrating my
house. I let it go for about 20 minutes. Then I put on my shoes, went
across my front yard and very firmly asked them to turn it down. They
did, neighbors from three doors down yelled a 'thank you' to me for
this act. Sometimes its just a matter of owning up and going over and
asking your neighbor to be considerate. Now mind you if they had
declined, I was gonna have to oblige them with calling my buddies
over for band practice. They don't want that. This I can promise you.
Anyway, they apologized and turned it down, some, not all the way
but the shelves in my house stopped emptying themselves after this.
NOISE: I think there also needs to be a law in effect about Air
boats in residential areas in the middle of the night and wee hours of
the morning! It's so annoying to hear LOUD engines revving up and
down from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Not to mention it doesn't make for a
sound night's sleep. These boats should have some sort of muffler or
converter on them to silence them or they should be made to troll in
residential areas until they are out on the lake. If not, then they should
be banned from use during these times. Next time I am kept awake
all night long by the neighbor's airboat, I may pull into their driveway
one night when they are home asleep and blast some music until
they have to get up and chase me down the road in their underwear.
I'm sick of it as is the rest of the neighborhood!

The 2009 Salute to heroes inaugural ball
NO SHOW: The American Legion sponsors the ball, which rec-
ognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military
award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower's first
inauguration. Event co-sponsors include 13 other veteran's service
organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and
the Paralyzed Veterans of America. For 56 years (that's 14 Inaugura-
tions) every President has found the time to visit and pay honor to
these recipients. Except this year President Obama did manage to
make it to the Commander in Chief's Ball (which was a good thing).
Of course, in 2005 George W Bush managed to find time to make it
to both Balls. Of course, he didn't have the MTV and Neighborhood
Balls as options.
SECURITY CONCERNS: He didn't go because of security con-
cerns, which the group understood and accepted. He also didn't go to
the Illinois Ball before Inauguration which was in the same building,
due to the same reasons. He also did not go to the MTV Ball. He went
to the Youth Ball, where Kanye West performed and which was aired
on MTV however MTV had their own ball. He did however, honor
the medal of honor people with a special section at the inauguration,
invited them to his Commander in Chief ball, and had a luncheon.

New president
OBAMA: This is about our new president. He is so proud to be
African-American, but what I want to know is where is his white
mother and his white grandparents? You never saw them through
the campaign with him. You never saw them going anywhere with
him. But yet they're white and he is so proud of his heritage, why is
he trying to hide them from the public? He wants to be an African-
American, but he doesn't want to acknowledge his other side. Edi-
tor's note: President Obama's mother died in 1995. He did visit his
grandmother in Hawaii during the campaign, and he spoke about
his mother and his grandmother in speeches. During the campaign,
his grandmother declined media interviews, citing poor health. She
died Nov. 3, 2008, one day before the election. She was 86.

Recycling
MONOFILAMENT RECYCLING: If someone could please tell me
how they go about recycling monofilament, do they melt it down and
restring it? How could someone take the knots out and recycle it, I just
don't understand. Recycling bins are excellent for the wildlife, but I
don't know what they are talking about when they say they are going
to use it again. Editor's note: As explained in the story in the Jan. 23
edition of this newspaper, the monofilament lines can be recycled
into tackle boxes, spools for line and toys.

Okeechobee city police
HANDICAPPED PARKING: To the comment about handicapped
parking, read my lips "Okeechobee does not enforce the handicapped
parking."
PARKING TICKETS: The Okeechobee City Police department has
multiple officers who write tickets in the Wal-Mart plaza and other
areas. They do this between complaints so they are in and out, some-
times very quickly.
PARKING: I completely agree with those who commented about
handicapped parking. It is illegal to park in the areas next to the hand-
icapped parking spaces that are marked with yellow lines. That space
is there to allow someone to exit a handicapped-equipped van or to
maneuver a wheelchair next to the door so a handicapped person
can get out of a vehicle. Anyone who parks there should be towed.
That would stop it. The shopping centers should put up signs saying
"No parking. Tow-away zone." And after they towed a few cars, that
would stop. Putting poles there to prevent parking would help, but it
might make it more difficult to get the wheelchairs in and out, and it
would not stop motorcycles from parking in those spaces, which is
also a problem,
HANDICAPPED STICKERS: My comment is in reference to
those who have handicapped stickers on their vehicles, and use the
reserved parking spaces even when the handicapped person is not in
the car. That is illegal and anyone who does that should be ashamed
of themselves. The permit goes with the handicapped person, not the
vehicle. If the handicapped person is not in the vehicle, you have no
right to use that reserved soace.


Letters to the Editor


'I too have a dream'
This poem was read by Pat
Grant the Yearling Middle School
MigrantAdvocate at the Okeecho-
bee County School Board meet-
ing on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
"I too have a dream."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said
these powerful words, "I Have a
Dream." "Guess what? I too have
a dream."
"I dream of the day when
teachers will be acknowledged,
honored and respected for the
key roles they play in building
children's futures.
I dream of the day when par-
ents will look at teachers who
work with children and realize
how important their work and
their influences are in the lives
of their children. They will re-
spect teachers and want to work
together as a team on behalf of
their children.
I dream of the day when law-
makers will respect the work
teachers do and the difference
they make in the lives of children
and hear their collective voices


before making decisions that in-
fluence teacher's lives and the
lives of children.
I dream of the day when the
corporate world will acknowl-
edge teachers for the key roles
they play in preparing future em-
ployees.
I dream of the day when a
teacher walks inside a room filled
with people and when someone
asks, "What do you do?" and
they respond, "I'm a teacher,"
everyone will applaud and thank
them for the important work that
they do.
I dream of the day when stu-
dents will come into our schools
and classrooms with new found
respect passed on from families
and salute teachers as a huge dif-
ference maker in their lives.
Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Your works inspired us
teachers to dream too. As it in
spired us to dream about our fu
tures as we build a better world
for children."
Ms. Grant, YMS Migrant Advo-
cate


Reflections from the Pulpit


Change Has Come

Rev. Joshua C. Strunk
Headmaster, Okeechobee
Christian Academy
On Jan. 19, 2009 1 had the dis-
tinct privilege of being asked to
march in our community's Martin
Luther King Jr. Day parade. It was
an honor to be able to walk with
other clergy who had come to
pay respect to the memory of one
of the great Christian Saints of the
20th Century. At the parade I saw
many African American young
people wearing shirts which read:
"Rosa Parks sat so that Martin Lu-
ther King could walk, Martin Lu-
ther King walked so that Barack
Obama could run, and Barack
Obama ran so that I could fly."
With the election in the past
and our new president now
sworn into office, there are some
who are very pleased, but there
are many in the evangelical com-
munitywho are not. I do not think
that the reason many evangelicals
did not vote for Obama was his
racial heritage. I think it was his
politics, but now that he has been
elected, Christians must begin
to ask themselves why God has
raised this man to power at this
time. The Apostle Paul is quite
clear in his letter to the Roman
Church that all authority is estab
lished by God.
"Every one must submit him-
self to the governing authorities,
for there is no authority except
that which God has established.
The authorities that exist have
been established by God." (Ro-
mans 13:1)
What is more, according to
the book of Proverbs, God directs
the heart of the king.
"The king's heart is in the hand
of the LORD." (Proverbs 21:1)
I found myself thinking on
these passages Monday as we
all walked down the streets of
Okeechobee; a hand full of Cau-
casian pastors in a crowd of Afri-
can-Americans.
Consider this, has God raised
up President Obama because
for too long evangelicals have
only been half heartedly faith-
ful to God's will and work; such
as when we have embraced the
fight for the sanctity of life only
where it concerned the unborn
while ignoring the cries of the
destitute and the marginalized of


our society? Social justice is holi-
ness in public life and it has been
God's intent for His people from
the beginning.
"He has showed you, 0 man,
what is good. And what does the
LORD require of you? To act justly
and to love mercy and to walk
humbly with your God." (Micah
6:8)
"If a man shuts his ears to the
cry of the poor, he too will cry out
and not be answered." (Proverbs
21:13)
Perhaps in President Obama,
God has raised up a man who will
care for the poor and the margin-
alized in the way that Christ's
Church has failed to.
As a Minister of the Gospel,
two of my heroes are the Protes-
tant Reformer Martin Luther and
the American civil rights leader
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both
men were faithful to the call of
God on their lives and to their
understanding of the Holy Scrip-
tures in the face of immeasur-
able odds and opposition. As you
may have known, the similarity
in their names was no accident.
As a Christian educator I am con-
vinced that we need more fathers
and mothers like Dr. King's who
will instill in their children integ-
rity and faithfulness to the pursuit
of the will and work of God. Ho-
liness must impact every facet of
our lives both public and private.
"Change has Come" is the
slogan of the newly elected presi-
dent and most assuredly it has.
We live in a new time; a new day
has dawned on America. For bet-
ter or for worse, this is the way
things are. In the days to come
the Church of Jesus Christ must
rally to pray for the Divine guid
ance of President Obama in the
leadership of this nation. Howev
er more importantly, the Church
of Jesus Christ must rally to one
another in love and unity if it is to
live out its commission to share
the Gospel of God's redemptive
work with every tribe and tongue
and nation.
And where does this begin? In
our homes, in our churches, in our
classrooms; as fathers and moth
ers rise up and lead their children
in hard pursuit of the Living God,
His Truth, and His Ways.


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Wednesday, Jan. 28
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine
Group Open Discussion at 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group
8 p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with
any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 Fifth Ave. For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday, Jan. 29
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North
Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilting, applique,
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging. Bring your sewing
machines if you like to sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts), NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group, Basic Text, 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a nondenominational group
of parents who meet every Thursday from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. To help sup
port and comfort one another after the loss of a child through shared
experience. For information call Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie
and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will
meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W 6th Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support Group welcomes
all cancer patients, survivors and supporters to attend, support and
encourage each other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee,
(entrance is the door to the W in front of church). Please contact Susie
Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for
more information.




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 28, 2009 5



Okeechobee family's trailer ruled a total loss


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee family is pick-
ing up the pieces after losing all of
their belongings in a fire.
No one was injured after a teen
left a pot cooking on the kitchen
stove and it caught the trailer on
fire Thursday evening in Taylor


Creek Isles, Okeechobee County
Fire Rescue reported.
Eight units and 14 firemen and
volunteers from both Okeecho-
bee County and the Okeechobee
City Fire Department responded
just after 4 p.m. Thursday and
found heavy smoke in the area
and the fire venting through the
windows of the trailer, a report


from Lt. Robert Mears said.
The fire broke out in the kitch-
en area and was ruled to be unin-
tentional, Mears wrote.
The County Road Department
was called in to help demolish the
trailer and help firemen put out
the rest of the fire under the floor
of the structure. Firemen were
on the scene for close to seven


School board to add Data


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
School Board has approved the
low bid of a new Data (MIS)
building that will cost the district
$1,243,901.
On Jan. 20, the board voted
unanimously to approve the bid
for this building made by Marco-
bay Construction, Inc. This build-
ing is necessary for the district
because the MIS equipment is
currently held in the 1916 building
of the district offices. This build-
ing was not built to withstand
the weight or wiring of this type
of equipment and desperately
needs its own high-tech building
as soon as possible in order to
avoid further degradation of the
district office building.
According to Dale Barrett, the
district Director of Operations, the
original estimates for this project
were around $980,000; but there


Submitted photo/OCSB
This is a rendition of the new
Data MIS building that will
be constructed behind the
Okeechobee County School's
District offices to house all of
the technological equipment
at a cost of $1,243,901; con-
structed by Marcobay Con-
struction, Inc.
were additional security features
that needed to be added to the
project that are required by law
such as voice activation entry and
card entry and security cameras.
The high bid for this project
was almost $1,800,000.
After approval of the project
the company has ten days to begin


construction. The building will be
located behind the district offices
beyond the back parking lot and
will also expand the parking lot to
provide additional parking.
Funds for this project are avail-
able in the district's Capital Outlay
budget.
It will take approximately one
year to complete construction
due to the high technological as-
pects of the building.
In response to previous ac-
tions that have came before the
board and the legislative session
the board scheduled two work-
shops, one for Budget Issues on
Tuesday, Feb. 17, and one for
the board addressing changes to
the Code of Student Conduce on
Tuesday, Feb. 24. Each workshop
will be held 6 p.m. in the School
Board Room.
In other business, the board
approved two amendments to
board policy for Homeless Stu-


Speaking contest dates announced


The Annual Okeechobee Soil
and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at
3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center
at 452 Hwy. 98 North, Okeecho-
bee. The contest is open to any
Okeechobee County student
enrolled in grades 6 through 12.


Speeches will be 6 to 8 minutes
long and cover the topic "What is
one of the many land uses in Flor-
ida?" Three independent judges
will score contestants on content,
composition and delivery. Prizes
for the District Contest are $250
for first place, $175 for second
place and $75 for third place.


There will be a participation prize
of $30 to all contestants.
Any student interested in par-
ticipating may contact Audrey Dri-
ggers at the Okeechobee Soil and
Water Conservation District at
863-763-3619 or stop by the USDA
Service Center for complete con-
test rules and entry form.


hours. Approximately $115,000
in property damage was done in
the blaze.
Part of their initial work was to
protect adjacent structures from
the flames and heat. A shed on
the property suffered heat dam-
age, about $250, and a Nissan
Quest parked in the driveway was
extensively damaged; $10,000


building
dents and for the Deferred Retire-
ment Option Program (DROP).
The Homeless policy is a new-
ly required Florida Statute which
provides guidelines for identifying
homeless students and providing
them access to a free public edu-
cation, the opportunity to meet
local and state academic achieve-
ment standards, and inclusion in
state and district assessments and
accountability systems.
The DROP policy was altered
to comply with the agreement
and language which was ap-
proved in the employee bargain-
ing unit contracts.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at wwwunewszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


was the estimate for the vehicle
damage.
The tenant of the property,
Walter Young, told firemen his
teenage child had started to cook
and forgot about the food when
she left the residence.
A car wash will be held to help
the Young family this weekend.
The event will be on Saturday,


Jan. 31 in the Tractor Supply
parking lot (North end of Publix
Plaza). Cars will be washed for
free, but donations will be ac-
cepted to benefit the family. For
information on the car wash,
please contact Tristen Lara at 863-
634-8292.


Football seniors
The OHS Varsity Football team seniors (back-left to right)
Curtis Everett, Kareem Jones, Garrett Madrigal, Lonnie Pryor,
Leland Schoonmaker, (front-left to right) Jonathan Schrock,
Chris Tulio, Carson Williams, (not pictured) Pablo Carde-
nas, Sam Dixon, Kerwin givens, Mike Minondo, Alan Najera,
Nate Pollard, Louis Ruiz, and Shane Taggert were honored
a the Okeechobee County School Board meeting for their
outstanding achievements this season coming in as District
Runner-Ups. Megan Schrock (front-right) and Septemberlyn
Davis (not pictured) were also honored for all their hard work
in keeping the team taped up, together and organized.


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Community Events


BHR VFD Winterfest
2009
Winterfest 2009 will be held
on Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. There will be catfish, cotton
candy, popcorn, crafts, music and
more. For more information, call
863-532-9015 or John at 863-467-
8220. Anyone interested in rent-
ing a booth for Winterfest 2009,
please call John at 863-467-8220
or 863-532-9015.


Flag football teams
forming
Parks and Recreation an-
nounces the formation of an Adult
Flag Football League. Registration
begins on Feb. 2, with games
scheduled to open the week of
Feb. 23. Games will be played on
week nights between 7-9 p.m. at
the Sports Complex. For more in-
formation, please call Parks and
Recreation at 863-763-6950.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submit-
ted to the Okeechobee News by
e-mailing obits@newszap.com.
Customers may also request
photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is
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Anderson Monroe Smith
FROSTPROOF Mr. Anderson
Monroe Smith, 88, died Monday,
Jan. 26, 2009, at his home at South
Lake Reedy Blvd.
with his family at
his side.
Born Oct. 11,
1920, to Jefferson
T. Smith and Jua-
nita Smith in
Okeechobee, he
was named after
his grand-
father who was a pioneer
itinerant Baptist preacher in the
South-Central Florida area.
Mr. Smith moved to Frostproof
with his family in 1951. He was a
well-known plumbing contractor in
the area. He was generous in his
business by aiding those unable to
pay for his services and was instru-
mental in helping churches finan-
cially by donating their plumbing
needs.
In past years, he was a deacon at
First Baptist Church of Frostproof
and was also a Sunday School Su-
perintendent. He served the youth as
director of Royal Ambassadors.
After his retirement in 1983, he en-
joyed gardening and growing tropi-
cal fruit trees. He loved sharing his
produce with others. He was happi-
est when cooking and baking for
family gatherings.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; sisters, Elba Bartlett and Al-
berta Stroud; and brother, Harold
Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 67
years, Ruth P. Smith; sons, Andy
Smith (Maribeth) and Jimmy Smith
(Jenny B.); and daughter, Mary
Catherine McDowell (Rodger); six
grandchildren and five great-grand-
children.
Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Silver Hill
Cemetery with Rev. Darrol Hood of-
ficiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri-
butions may be sent to the First Bap-
tist Church of Frostproof.

Edith Holland, 86
FT. PIERCE Edith Holland, died
Jan. 26, 2009, in Ft. Pierce. She was
86.
Mrs. Holland was born in San
Juan, Puerto Rico and moved to Ft.
Pierce in 1946.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters,
Betty Ann and Leo Schlitt of La Fol-
lette, Tenn. and Mary and Randy Oo-
ley of Reeds Spring, Mo.; brother,
Joe L. Neuman of Tampa; six grand-
children and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Euthin W. Holland and
brothers, Charlie Neuman and Frank
J. Neuman.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Treasure Coast Hos-
pice, 1201 SE Indian St., Stuart, FL
34997.
Visitation will be held on Saturday,
from 9 to 11 a.m. with a service to
follow at 11 a.m. at Haisley Funeral
Home. Burial will follow in White
City Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direc-
tion of Haisley Funeral & Cremation
Service.
A guest book may be signed at
www.haisleyfuneralhome.com


James Lawrence
Hartsuff, 82
OKEECHOBEE James Law-
rence Hartsuff, of Okeechobee died
Jan. 26, 2009, at
his home. He was
82.
Born Jan. 26,
1927, in Ferndale,
Mich., to William
and Eva Hartsuff,
he came to Okee-
chobee from
Berkley, Mich. in
1989.
Mr. Hartsuff proudly served our
country in the U.S. Navy during
World War II and the Korean War.
He was a lathe operator who en-
joyed fishing, boating, and country
music.
He was predeceased by William
Hartsuff (Kay), Harold "Babe" Hart-
suff, Richard Hartsuff and May Hall.
He is survived by his wife of 49
years, Bonnie Hartsuff of Okeecho-
bee; daughters, Lonnie Scribner
(Steven) of Clawson, Michigan, Lori
Green (Steven) of Canton, Michigan;
grandchildren, Nicole, Timothy, Ja-
mie and Chris; sister, Shirley Lums-
den (Charlie) of Osseo, Michigan;
brother, Allen Hartsuff (Diane) of
Davison, Michigan; nieces, nephews
and many loving family members.
Memorial services will be held at a
later date in Michigan. Memorials
may be made to Big Lake Hospice,
c/o Treasure Coast Hospices 1201 SE
Indian ST, Stuart FL 34997.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
Julian Henry O'Neal
LORIDA Julian Henry O'Neal, of
Lorida, passed away Saturday, Jan.
24, 2009 in Okeechobee. He was 73.
He was born July 30, 1935, to Ju-
lian Edward and Zora (Farrier)
O'Neal in Bartow, and had been a
resident of Lorida since 1940, com-
ing from Bartow.
He was a Rancher and Citrus
Grower in the agriculture industry,
was a past member of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association and High-
lands County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion and a past member of the
Masonic Lodge. He attended Word
Fellowship Church.
Mr. O'Neal is survived by his wife,
Elizabeth O'Neal of Lorida; and chil-
dren, Jane (Kenny) Hinote of Lorida,
Andy O'Neal of Kaplan, La., and Lyn
(Jeff) Clair of St. Cloud; sister, Bon-
nie Boney of Lorida; grandchildren,
Amy Hinote, J.D Hinote, Selena Clair
and Courtney Clair. He was preced-
ed in death by his sisters, Marie Elli-
ott, Peggy Howerton, and Louise
Waldron.
The family will receive friends from
5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Ste-
phenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Se-
bring. Funeral services will be held
at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the
Stephenson-Nelson Chapel, with
Rev. Marcus Marshall officiating. In-
terment at Basinger Cemetery will
be immediately following the ser-
vice.
Donations may be made in Mr.
O'Neal's memory to Hospice of
Okeechobee, 411 S.E. 4th St., Okee-
chobee, FL 34974.
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Shrine Club hosts
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The Okeechobee Shrine Club,
on S.R. 78 W, will host a Sweet-
heart Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Happy hour will begin at 5 p.m.
and dinner will be served start-
ing at 6 p.m. The menu consists
of chicken or ribs, baked potato,
baked beans, cole slaw, rolls and
coffee or tea. The dance, with mu-
sic by Jim Elder, will follow dinner.
Tickets are $15 each. For informa-
tion, contact the Shrine Club at
863-763-3378 or Mac Simpson at
863-484-04271.

Bake sale planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of the
Buckhead Ridge Volunteer Fire De-
partment will have a bake sale dur-
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said he had built a fence for live-
stock. Mr. Fitzpatrick was told that
if he put cattle on the property he
could get an agriculture classifica-
tion.
"This is one that was in the pa-
per," Mr. Duncan said "Everybody
knows there is no agriculture on
it."
"I believe we overstepped our
boundaries, Mr. Duncan as-
serted. "We ran across other facts
that showed us that we were too
liberal."
He went on to state two court
rulings on agriculture classifica-
tions. One ruling stated that fu-
ture intent to use or develop land
is not relevant in considering an
agriculture classification. The sec-
ond ruling stated that clearing of
land or preparation of land is in-


Continued From Page 1

been hit by boat propellers," said
Deputy Ashby of the vehicle. "All
of the windows were intact but
one -- the rear window was bro-
ken where a propeller had hit it."
The water in the channel, he
said, was amazingly clean.
"I could read the (license)
tag," added the diver.
Deputy Ashby and diver J.R.
Entry, who helps BMJ Towing in
these situations, hooked a chain
to the car and it was pulled to the
bank by a BMJ tow truck. He said
the car had been there for about
a month.
The rear end of the car, he
added, was facing northwest.
The key, stated Deputy Kitch-
en's report, was still in the "on"
position and the car's automatic
transmission was in "drive."


sufficient to establish a bone-fide
commercial agricultural opera-
tion.
Mr. Harvin's position was that
Mr. Fitzpatrick's May 23 conversa-
tion with the property appraiser's
office constituted a waiver of con-
ditions. In response to Mr. Har-
vin's question, Mr. Duncan said
he could recall no deadline being
given to put cattle on the prop-
erty. Mr. Harvin said that a judge
would have to decide what would
be a reasonable amount of time
to put cattle on the property.
Mr. Duncan stated that on
Sept. 16 there were no cattle on
the property.
"I never found cattle on the
property," he asserted.
Therefore, on Oct. 15 a notice
was sent to Mr. Fitzpatrick that his
property had been reclassified.
Mr. Sherman said that, by law,
a property owner must be noti-
fied by July 1 that his request for
agriculture classification has been

Deputy Ashby said the car was
found in about 8 feet of water in
the channel leading from the orig-
inal boat ramp at Scott Driver to
the river. He said he was in the 60-
degree water for about an hour.
No other property was found
in the vehicle. The car is being
processed for fingerprints and
other possible evidence by De-
tective Fred Bradley of the OCSO
crime scene unit.
"Since the car was submerged
that long, there probably won't
be any prints at all," said OCSO
Detective Ted Van Deman.
Deputy Ashby could not spec-
ulate as to how the car entered
the water.
"There weren't any tire marks
because it had been there a
while," he said.
According to a spokeswoman
with the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, no arrest has been made in
the case. The spokeswoman said
the car had an estimated value of
$8,000.


denied. However, Mr. Sherman
said his attorney told him that no-
tification of denial could be given
after July 1 as long as the property
owner received due process. Mr.
Sherman said Mr. Fitzpatrick re-
ceived due process by being able
to plead his case to the value ad-
justment board.
Mr. Harvin did not think his
client had received due process
because the case was not delayed
until Mr. Fitzpatrick could be pres-
ent. He indicated he might appeal
the board's decision to circuit
court.
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Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Event
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Jim Waldau; Pam Jackson; Linda
Syfrett; Sam Harper; Cheryl Dan-
iels; Greg Thogersen; Clyde Price;
Bob Branstetter; Maureen and
Terry Burroughs; Missie Betts;
Cindy Nutter; Vicky Nowlan; and
our People's Choice Coordinator
Tabitha Trent and her staff from
Riverside National Bank.
And a final THANK YOU to
the staff of the Okeechobee Agri-
Civic Center and the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Department for
all you do in helping with our
events.


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Okeechobee churches plan special programs


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Church of
Christ, 1401 S. Parrot Ave., has
two new classes for ladies. Each
Monday at 10:30 a.m. there is a
Ladies Bible Class. The theme is
"Seasoning Your Words." Each
Thursday night at 7 p.m. there is
a class for ladies on healthy liv-
ing. Everyone is welcome. First
United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., is sponsoring
Mother's Morning Out as a service
to the community. The church
has openings for Tuesday morn
ings, 9:30 to noon. Contact Nancy
Vaughan at the church office for
more information, 763 4021.
The Dove Brothers will be ap
pearing in concert at Treasure
Island Baptist Church, 4209
U.S. 441 S.E. at 6 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 1.
First Baptist Church, 401
S.W Fourth St., will start a four
week small group study, "Live like
You Were Dying" by Gary Smalley
on Feb. 1 at 5:30 P.M.
Buckhead Ridge Baptist


Mike and Sue Filisky.


Church, 1731 Hunter Road, is
having a revival Feb. 1-4. Dr. R.C.
Hammack, Senior Vice President
of the Baptist College of Florida
will be the evangelist. Services
on Sunday, Feb. 1 will be at 8:30
a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. with spe-
cial music by Bill Schell. Monday
through Wednesday, Feb. 2 4
services will begin at 7 p.m. with
special music at 6:30 p.m. Every-
one is welcome. For more infor-
mation call 863-763-3442, 863-
763-7532 or 863-634-6792.
Revival services at Westside
Christian Church, 8082 S.R. 70
W. will be held
Sunday through
Wednesday,
Feb. I through
4 with services
at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m. on Sunday
and at 6 p.m.
on the other
evenings. Grace Willard
Harmony (Mike Dela
and Sue Fil Delaney
isky) from the Eastside Christian
Church, Lake Placid, will bring
a 30 minute concert each eve-


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Worship
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ning and Willard Delaney from
Bucyrus, Ohio will be the evan
gelist. A free will offering will be
received. The public is invited and
welcome to attend. For more in-
formation call 863-467-2278.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, The
Gathering Church, 1735 S.W.
24th Ave., will launch a total of
ten weekly "growth groups."
Each group will focus on a differ-
ent area of interest or need; such


as grief support, health & nutri
tion, and debt elimination, as well
as a variety of interactive Bible
studies. Everyone will meet in the
main sanctuary at 7 p.m. and be
dismissed to the group of their
choice. For more information call
the church office at 863-357-4418.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Perrys will be in con
cert Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St. A love offering will
be taken. For more information
call 863-763-1699 or 763-7113. In
a day and time when "traditional"
may not be viewed as the real
thing, the Perrys are a breath of
fresh air. In fact, their desire to al
ways keep close to the traditions
upon which Southern Gospel Mu-
sic is based is exactly why the Per-
rys are considered one of the all-
time great groups of this uplifting
music form. The Perrys have been
singing Southern Gospel Music for
35 years a remarkable feat in
any musical genre. Fans and the
Southern Gospel Music industry
showed the Perrys their love and
support by honoring them with
Singing News Fan Awards in 2004
and Mixed Quartet of The Year
in 2005. Feb. 15 is the deadline


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person, which includes the char-
tered bus, buffet dinner at the the-
atre and the show. For more in-
formation, please call the church
at 863 763-1699 from Monday
through Thursday. Oakview Bap-
tist Church will be having "Oak-
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6-8:30 p.m. Please make plans
to join them for a night of fun for
the whole family with inflatables,
games, horses, food and live en-
tertainment. Best of all it's FREE!
For more information please call
863-763-1699.
The Okeechobee News
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Parks and Rec announces

Adult Flag Football League


The Okeechobee County Parks
& Recreation Department is start-
ing a 7-a-side Adult Flag Football
League for both men and women.
Anyone interested in participating
should contact the Recreation
Department at 863-763-6950.
Players, officials and sponsors are
needed.
The season is tentatively sched-
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Feb. 23. Games will be played on
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Registration opens Monday,
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on Friday, Feb. 20. A minimum of
six men's teams must register by
the fee deadline in order to move
forward with the season. A mini
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are required. A team consists of
about 7-15 players. Individuals
without a team can sign up as a
free agent, but are not guaranteed
a spot on a team. You must be at
least 18 years of age to play.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


P.I.G.S. League Jan. 19:
First place Darrell Bartley. Sec-
ond place Ken Wilder. Last place
-Diane Whitaker. Closest to the


pin: Kenny Curran, Jack Forde,
J.C. Armstrong, Ken Wilder. Gold
Tee League Jan. 23: First place
- Vern Johnson. Second place -


Lady Brahmans defeat Lady Falcons


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News


said. Okeechobee played hard on de-
fense and ran their offense efficiently
against the Falcons. Coach Sherlock


Okeechobee High School's Girls said it might have been the game his
Basketball Team tasted victory for the team olaved all yer. "We were very


first time over Jensen Beach Saturday
afternoon when they defeated the
Lady Falcons, 41-28 in Jensen Beach.
Monica Koger had 14 points and
Jewel Buck, Dorothy Burkhardt, and
MarkeishaYoumans combined to grab
29 rebounds as Okeechobee, (13-7),
insured a tie for second in their district
with the big win. "I feel good about
our team now. After the performance
against Jensen, we may be peaking at
the right time," Coach Tony Sherlock


Chet Herndon. Third place K.
Mueller.
P.I.G.S. League Jan. 24:
First place -Ken Wilder. Second


disciplined and we did our thing on
offense. The game plan worked out
as it was designed," he said
Jensen (11-3) lost their second
straight district game. They were
blown out by Lincoln Park on Thurs
day.
The girls will hold their senior
night celebration on Friday when they
host Lake Placid. JV action begins at
5:30, and the varsity game begins at


place Darrell Bartley. Last place
-Brad Sheltra. Closest to the pin:
Ed Wilder (2), Darrell Bartley,
Loal Donaldson.


OHS boys win at Lincoln Park


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
David Jeune had 22 points and 26
rebounds as the Okeechobee High
School Brahmans Boys' Basketball
team overcame a poor shooting night
to defeat Lincoln Park Academy, 61-54
on Friday night in Fort Pierce Matt
Skipper had 13 points and Austin Wil
lard added 11 points for Okeechobee,
(10-10). Andrew Rogers led the Grey
hounds (5-13) with 17 points. Zach
Loest added 12 points for LPA
Brahmans Coach Jon Enrico said
his team played better on defense but
still struggled shooting the basketball,
"We came out and didn't shoot well
the entire game. We played better
on defense," he said "We're still not
where we need to be. We can't seem
to come together as a team "
Okeechobee led 11-9 after one
quarter and the game was tied at the
half. Okeechobee led by one, 40-39


after the third quarter.
The Brahmans shot 42 percent
from two point land, and only 17
percent from behind the three point
line. Terrance Allen was (0-5), Skipper
(3-13), and Ryan Osceola (1-3). Ricky
Nieto, (six points) hit three of four
shots, Joey Voss was (1-1), Willard
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The Brahmans did a good job at
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Skipper hit six of eight free throws
and Willard hit seven of eight free
throws. Those shots were big down
the stretch.
"We still need to improve our
shooting. We'll continue to work on
that," Enrico said. "David had a big
game, and our defense really stepped
it up."
Okeechobee hosted Forest Hill
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Auctions 105
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Are you Pregnant? Consider-
ing adoption? A single wom-
an seeks to adopt and needs
your help Financial security
Expenses paid Call BECKY
or Adam. (800)790-5260.
FL Bar# 0150789.


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BULLDOG MIX Male, Beige
Brindle Vic of Viking Micro
Chipped Dearly missed'
Please call (863)357-0791


DOG non-biter, will bark at
strangers, fixed, 3 yrs. old,
gentle w/kids, to good home
only (863)634-0198
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Can-
cer Info www ubcf info FREE
Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
GINZY PIG Friendly, short
black hair, loves to eat, 1 1/2
years old. Needs a good
home (863)763-3722



ESTATE SALE, Taylor Creek
Isle-2581 SE 25th Dr- Thur,
Fri & Sat 1/29, 30 & 31
from 8am-3pm. Hunting,
Fishing, Camping, Welding,
Automotive, Tools, Furniture,
Appliances & Collectable's
HUGE
MULTI-FAMILY SALE
OKEECHOBEE Fri, 1/30 &
Sat., 1/31, 8am tlI 1pm,
2741 NE 54th Trail, R-Bar
Hot Tub, Go Cart, Boys
Sports Equipment, Purses,
Jewelry & Clothes
KISSIMMEE RIVER
FISHING RESORT
Park Wide Yard Craft & Bake
Sale
Fr & Sat., 30th & 31st, 8am-?,
15601 SR 70 West Take 1st
right across Kissimmee
River Bridge on 70. Something
for everyone, see you there!


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Employment


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CASTLE The Parenting
CA T Professionals
Support our fight for the prevention of child abuse
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OKEECHOBEE 1-29-2009, 8
to 9, 2910 SE 23rd St
Treasure Island, Huge Yard
Sale Thurs. Jan 29th Only -
Lots of Old Stuff, Newer Stuff
Too 100's of Fishing Items,
Old Dolls, Antiques, Books,
Old Baseball & Basketball
Cards, Glassware & More -
Truly Something for all
TREASURE ISLAND SAT &
SUN Opens at 830 am,
3102 SE 34th Ave Furniture,
fish tank, antique cast iron
fireplace & misc.


ROOMMATE WANTED $550
monthly all utilities and cable
included. (863)634-4102


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




CUSTOMER
SERVICE REP
Must have:
Attention to detail
Excellent organizational,
verbal and written skills
Strong customer serv-
ice and communication
skills are needed in
order to handle cus-
tomer orders, provide
information and resolve
issues. Computer expe-
rience required.
Fax resume to
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or email
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Now Accepting Management
Applications for Pizza Hut.
Please fax resume to
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In a busy cardiology office.
Medical knowledge & exp.
needed Exc benefit plan
offered Fax resume to
863-467-8708 or
call 863-467-9400
TELLERS
Experienced telers for
community bank Good
communication, cash-
handling and computer
skills, customer service
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experienced only apply Drug
Free Work Place
863-512-6673



Christian Preschool has
openings for Food
Prep/Kitchen Position
and Classroom Substitutes.
Call (863)763-8800


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(877)740-6262
EARN Extra Income Mailing
Brochures. Weekly pay
check! Free 24 hour informa-
tion (877)220-4470
Help Wanted. Join Wil-Trans
Lease or Company Driver
Program Enjoy our Strong
Freight Network. Must be 23.
(866)906-2982
HVAC Tech Training! GET TO
WORK' Avg Tech earns
$40K/yr No Exp Needed
EPA & OSHA Certified
3-5wks. Local Job Place-
ment and Financing
available (877)994-9904
Post Office Now Hiring' Avg
Pay $20/hr or $57K/yr In-
cluding Federal Benefits and
OT Placed by adSource not
affiliated w/USPS who hires
Call (866)713-4492


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
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Employment


The Okeechobee County Health Department
currently has the following openings

Physician
Requisition # 64085603-51236146-20081229110139 /
Closing date-open until filled
Distributed Computer
Systems Specialist
Requisition # 64084356-5123973-200901151 64137/
Closing date 1/29/2009

The State of Florida offers a competitive salary and
a wide array of benefit and retirement options.
Monday-Friday Work Schedule: Day Hours
(8AM-5PM Core Hours), NO WEEKEND SCHED-
ULE; 9 Paid Holidays, 1 Personal Holiday per year;
Paid Time Off Earned Monthly: Annual & Sick
Leave; Retirement Plan, Deferred Compensation,
Direct Deposit, Jury Duty and Beverement Leave,
and other Administrative Leave Available; Tuition
Waiver Program available upon immediate hire for
State Universities and Community Colleges; Edu-
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Student Loan Forgiveness Program Available

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Babysitting 405
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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





CARRIER 2 1/2 ton condenser
unit. Good condition $150.
863-675-1218
CENTRAL A/C unit 4 ton unit
3 yrs old great shape for Mo-
bil home $600/or best offer
(863)532-9841


COUCH, newly reapostered,
sage green with a light blue
stripe $900 (863)763-8956


DRYER KENMORE ELITE
LGHT COLOR $90.
(863)261-2511
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER 40
gal NEW IN BOX GE 12
YEAR TANK WARRANTY
$320. (863)634-6189


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SMALL REFRIGERATOR Hai-
er, 3 cu ft, like new, all
manuals, paid $91 sell for
$60 (863)763-0853


BOYS BIKE Boys 12" red
bike with training wheels. In
great condition. In LaBelle
15 (239)691-9121



NEW Hardback Patricia
Cromwell book Scarpetta
$15 00 (863)763-7165



FRENCH DOOR 36' Brand
new 36"x80" Maple wood
Glass french door
$100/neg. (863)357-2611
METAL ROOFING. 40yr War-
ranty-Buy direct from manu-
facturer 30/colors in stock,
wall accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery available.
Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
S888)393-0335 wwwGulf-
CastSupply.com
OVER THE fridge cabinet -
36"x12" natural solid oak
over the fridge cabinet
$30/neg. (863)357-2611
STAIR GLIDE STAIR LIFT -15
ft, Rail new power cord,
new seat $1500 Call
(863)467-2482


CRIB SET (POOH) 10 piece
+ free toys, everything great
cond. call for info $80.
(843)271-0733
FISHER PRICE CRADLE
SWING Pd 150$ Swings 2
ways, 6speeds +ALOT
MORE! $80. (910)546-2367
HUGE STUFFED animals 30"
Elmo, 42" Eeyore, 28" & 30"
Bears. Like New (Okee area)
$20/will sep (863)763-6131
LITTLE TIKES basketbal/hoop
set, musical sit-n-spin, play-
doh table Excel Cond, Okee
$40/will sep (863)763-6131
POOH SWING Days of hunny
infant swing. Like new, must
see paid $110 asking $50.
(843)271-0733


CLOTHING Gids' pageant
dresses White,size 10 slim
and Fuscia size 12 slim
$150. (863)558-0085
LADIES suits, dresses & pant-
suits sz 14 to 3X also tops,
pants & shorts sz med &
up. $200 or sill separate
(863)763-7165 or 697-0206


ARIZONA CARDINALS 8x10
Upper Deck certified auto-
graph by Antrel Rolle $45.
(239)590-5721
ARIZONA CARDINALS Larry
Fitzgerald Certified Jersey
Card 39/50. $55.
(239)590-5721
FOOTBALL CARDS 3000 +
cards in box/great gift $60.
(863)634-2131
PORCELAIN CHRISTMAS vil-
age and accessones
$700/will sep.
(863)467-0290



COMPUTER Dell P4, 1GB
Ram, DVDRW, New "19
LCDI Call Tony $299
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast Dell Desk-
top, X loaded Call Jose
$125 (561)261-1772
COMPUTER SCREEN COM-
PAQ 10" COMPUTER
SCREEN $20
(863)261-2511
DELL 962 ALL IN ONE
PRINTER WORKS GOOD
NEEDS INK COPY SCANS,
FAXES $30/neg
863 76 3-0380
863)697-9521


ANTIQUE TREDDLE Sewing
Machine Must sell. $125.
(863)357-0166
BED maNress,foundation
reg.size w/hdb.and frame
like new $175.
(863)467-1381
COMPUTER DESK White
Some storage. LaBelle $15.
(863)517-1663


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

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


KEROSENE SPACE Heater -
only used twice, like new
$50. (863)467-2456


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


WHEELCHAIR -
863-675-1910.


$50. Call


BEDS (2) Complete, full size,
new sheets/bedspread & 2
electric blankets, $250/will
sep Call 863-357-6229
DINING ROOM Table Beauti-
ful 42x42 table with exten-
sion plus 4 matching chairs
$200 (863)675-3516
DINING TABLE Round
wood/iron table W/4 chairs
anytime $150
8 63 ) 4 6 7 9125
863)634-4945
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
HOLDS 36" TV 53" wide, 3
shelves, light color $50.
(863)467-2456
GLASS TABLE white iron &
glass table & 4 chairs on
casters LaBelle $50
(836)675-2653
LEATHER COUCH & SEAT -
good quality, antique rose,
smaller size for smaller living
room $300 (863)675-4098
L-SHAPE SECT. off white,
w/teallbeige throw pillows,
Sm Enter Ctr, holds 32" TV
$250 neg. (863)675-6422






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






OFFICE CHAIRS 2, large
wingback, brown leather,
good condition $25 each
(863)467-4537
ROCKING CHAIR Wood and
wicker LaBelle $20
(863)517-1663
SINGLE BED bedroom sets (2
- wth chest of drawers &
dresser with mirror, new
mattress covers, sheets and
blankets all included $200
(863)467-0234
SLEEPER-COUCH lyr old
Black cloth Good conditon-
call before 9 pm leave mes-
sage $400. (863)763-8562
SOFA SLEEPER Queen size
excellent condition very
clean $150/or best offer.
(863)357-7065
WHITE WOOD queen/full
headboard only in good con-
dition. $75/or best offer.
(863)357-6315
WOODEN Ent center couch,
oveseat, end table, lamp,
coffee table, all for $775 or
sperate (863)634-3859



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


12 GUAGE side/side stevens
12 guage 185 double barrel
from 1970s $375/neg.
(954)933-6864
MAK 90 includes 20 mags
and 1200 rnds. $1200/neg.
(863)673-3893



GOLD'S GYM squat bar comes
w/300 Ib of weights & olym-
pic bar Excellent condition
$900/neg. (863)697-1247
ORBITREK ELLIPTICAL Exc
cond tracks time, distance
& spd. For home use. $300
best offer (863)697-1247
PRO-FORM TREADMILL -
Works perfect, spacesaver
w/2FREE wrist/ankle wgts.
$150. (910)546-2367
WESLO G -30 treadmill An
ideal treadmill for beginners,
the Weslo G-30 offers a 10
Continuous Duty HP motor
Mint condition' $100/or best
offer (863)634-5506


SLATE POOL Table Large ta-
ble (98" X 54") Leisure Bay,
Blue felt top, great condition
Oversized ball and claw legs
Balls & Cues included. Con-
tact Tues-Sun anytime
$650/or best offer
8 6 3 ) 4 6 7 9 1 2 5
863)467-9125
863)634-4945



KICKER SYSTEM SX650
AMP/12" L7/fairy cap/like
new in boxes $350,
(863)634-2131
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
in box with 2000 watt amp
$600 (863)697-9014


COLOR TV Cable ready/con-
sole/25"/Sylvania $100.
(863)357-0166
TELEVISION 65", Mitsubishi,
excellent condition, $700
(239)340-8503
TWO DISH NETWORK -
Receivers $80. each
(863)634-8147


CRAFTSMAN 10" Radial Arm
Saw Excellent condition
Hardly used. $150/neg.
(863)467-8823
CRAFTSMAN GENERATOR -
6300 watt/9100 watt surge
Must sell, $500,
(863)357-0166
SEARS Craftsman table type
router Good condition $50
863-675-1218


Agriculture



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




DRIVING HARNESS Leather,
for standard size horse. Sells
for $500, Asking $150. neg.
Never used (863)675-4098



BRIGGS 5.5 hp 2" pace water
pump. Used 1 time $150. or
best offer (863)610-2993
BUNTON ZTR Comm Mower -
ZTR 50"cut, 20HP Kohler
Works great $2400/or best
offer (863)697-2032
CRAFTMAN RIDING lawn
mower $400/or best offer
863 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
CRAFTSMAN Lawn mower
625, 22" power propelled,
great engine, spare blade,
needs deck $65.00
(863)357-7409
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
Full size Excellent condition
Like new. $150.
(863)843-0759
Moving Must Sell- Like New
Craftsman 5600 Watt, 10 HP
Generator $500 OBO
(863)763-5389


WESTERN HAT Bailey beaver
OOXXXX size 7'/ like new
stored in box $40
(863)699-0813


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career FAA ap-
proved program Financial
aid if qualified Housing
available. CALL Aviation In-
stitute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387
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from Home *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
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tance Computer available
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
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FOUR LOW RIDER 17" chrome
rims, universal lugs, 2 tires
$100 For All (863)801-4940
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 POST
OFFICE JOBS $18-$20/HR
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAYI REF
#FL08.
SHOW CASE Like new $450
or best offer (863)763-0570
TWO Awnings -60" X 48" ask-
ing $50 for both
(863)467-6009



PIANO HOWARD Good
Cond $300/or best offer
8 6 3 ) 3 5 7 5 7 7 3
561)248-4487


DACHSHUNDS AKC Regis-
tered. Ready to go! Accept-
ing deposits. 2 Males, 1
Female. (863)634-5796
KITTENS!! Kittens free 3 BIk
& Wh, 2 Gray Tiger, 1 BIk
Beautiful & full of person-
ality! $0. (863)634-0567
PIT BULL PUPS Now taking
deposits, Camelot blood-
lines, Big heads, wide
chests, $700 dep, $2000 per
pup (863)694-6250 or
(863)447-5868
PUPPIES for sale, $50, call
for information
(863)634-1897
SALT WATER Tank 75 gal -
Everything but rock & fish!!
$500/or best offer
(239)878-1776



HOT TUB 4 person Octagonal
hot tub, new pump, new mo-
tor.Runs greatly $1000
(863)233-1223



COMMERCIAL SEWING Ma-
chine Works good Must
sell. $150. (863)357-0166
SEWING MACH Singer,
feather weight, very good
cond, case & attachments,
$345 (863)697-9704
SINGER QUANTUM Futura
200 Embroidery Machine -
plus 4 hours lessons $450.
(863)467-0290
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MOTORCYCLE HELMET -
Brand new HBC Helmet
Open faced with visor $50
(863)357-2611


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11


Autmoil 400


S$30,000! Small, RUN-DOWN CABIN For Sale on 40'x
LAKE-ACCESS VWTERFRONT LOT, SE 125th Trail Close
tol5-B Call 863-34-7756 or 863434-7490
* Pine Ridge Park Vacant Lot, 80'xl OO for Home or MH, Asking
$15,000, MAKE OFFER! 863634-7480 or 863-34-7756
LakeAccess Waterfront Lot behind Sun Trust @ 309 SE 8Ti
ST Make Reasonable offer! 863-634-7490 or 8636434-7756
* FOR RENT! 2/1 with enclosed garage, C/A/H, Nice Yard, Great
Neighborhood, 1009 SW 8th ST, $850 Month (ird yard
maint)First& Secuny-Will negotiate! 863-763-5109


Rentals




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




Bank Foreclosures! 4 Br
$25,0001 Only $225/Mo 3
Br $12,500I Only $199/Mol
5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr for listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5669
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
FOR RENT- 2 bed 1.5 bath
Apartment $800 mth Must
See' (863)763-7552 or
(863) 634-7722
OKEE., Huge, Clean, 2br, 2ba
$725 mo. & 2br, iba $600
mo New kitch New carpet
& paint Call 772-215-0098
OKEECHOBEE 1br efficiency,
cable & elec not included,
$100/wk, (863)467-4253
SPECIAL-MOVE-IN, 1/2
Month Rent for 1st Month
w/$500 Sec 2/1 5 carpet,
tile, fnrdge- 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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TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, 1st floor, furnished,
pool & tennis, boat dock, reck
room, very nice Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$11,0001 Only $199/Mol 5%
down 15 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! for list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798
Are you looking for a Rental?
We have over 50!
Century 21 Horizon
(863)634-5352
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba,
New floors Basswood Es-
tates. $900. mo. + dep. &
ref's. Call (786)417-2135
CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba,
Clean Great neighborhood
1201 SE 8th Dr, $950 mo
+ Sec dep (863)634-1554
COUNTRY CLUB HILLS- 2BR,
2BA on wooded lot. Hot Tub.
Must see to appreciate 1st
& last Call 863-885-1347
DIXIE RANCH 2BR/1BA
$700 mo. 1st last & $500
Sec. Call (863)357-6700 be-
tween 9am-5pm.
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br/
2Ba, $1100 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. & refs. Call Barry for
more info. 772-216-1461
IN TOWN spacious 3/1,
fenced backyard, with shed,
$800 month, 1st, last & se-
curity. Call 863-467-7838 or
863-634-5095.
OKEE 2/1 CBS by 15B
furnished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, with W/D
Shed, $875/mo inclds water
(786) 201-0306
OKEE: 3/1 on 2 ac. Renovat-
ed, laundry, C/A/heat, screen
porch, carport $925 mo, 1st
mo & dep Call 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
PARTIALLY FURNISHED -
3/2, only $850 + $500 sec.
1 sm. pet considered, pay
own electric (863)697-0214




NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL -
Race week at Daytona, Con-
do, sips 6, 2br, on the beach
& pool $800 for the week
Rent or Buy. (302)335-0416


Real Estate




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Resort Property -
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Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




PARK MODEL, '94 12x40 &
12x20 Florida room, in Buck-
head Ridge Resort, $18,500.
(863)763-7196



6BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$29,9001 Only $238/Mol 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr
Buy, 4/BR $326/Mo! for list-
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Paved roads, water, sewer,
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Golf front lots available at
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TENNESSEE lake property
Four seasons & no state in-
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VIRGINIA MTN CABIN, Ready
to move in' Great views'
Near large stocked trout
stream, private, 2 acres, only
$159,500 owner
(866)275-0442




BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, Incl 3 HD TV's
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sad & sprnk sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed
$138500 OBO
(561)818-2348
DOUBLEWIDE ON RIM CANAL
2001, 3/2, 1600 SF,
Screened porch, Boat slip &
Dock on double lot $185,000
Negotiable (912)245-0236
or (912) 557-4176


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 miles north of Okeecho-
bee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included No
Petsi $495 Move in spe-
cial. M-F (863)467-2982
DOUBLE WIDE 2br, 2ba Canal
front New flooring though-
out No pets $675 mo, +
sec. dep. (561)743-4331
HWY 70 EAST 3/2 on 10
acres, horses welcome,
fenced, $1000 mo 1st &
$500 Sec (863)467-0023
Okeechobee Real Estate Co.


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'U2 A r32a .........5495
Lcudns, mo. reatLhr #114l4
*01 PT Cruiser . .. 3995
U: miairAmf, ltitlier. aUo #16i29
02 Kia Sedona X Van ... 4495
Low miles. aul. ac, leaded #19433
'02 Landrovar Uisovery S *5995
4x4. aull . loaded #18301
'00 Toyla Solara ........ 4995

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KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES -
2/1, 2 Car garage, $500 MO
+ dep. Dep negotiable.
(863)467-8062
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 57th Dr, $55K or
$700/mth 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
TREASURE ISLAND 3br, 2ba
dbl wide, waterfront, lake ac-
cess, lyr old, $800/mo
(954)610-5345
WATERFRONT. 2br/1ba, com-
pletely furnished, non smk
env, no pets $750 mo +1sT
&sec. 772-285-5856
WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Okee 3br, 2ba, Lake access,
No pets $800 mo 1st &sec
dep. (561)927-8211




Bank Repo. Must sell 32x76,
4br/2ba $52,900 incl setup
& A/C. Financing available
(863) 357-4848
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
LAKE ACCESS WATERFRONT
SWMH, 1/1 with additional
room, on rental lot. Call for
details, leave msg
(863)763-8054
Lowest prices in southwest
Florida. New 3br/2ba double-
wide $49,900 setup & a/c
included 863-673-4325
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Huge 4BR/3BA
32x80 Set up on Your
Lot $550 Monthly
800-330-8106 or
863-467-6622

MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106
New 4br/2ba, 2009 double-
wide $53,900 includes a/c
and setup. (863)675-8888
OKEE 2/2, Very nice w/lot!
9317 SE 571h Dr, $55K or
$700/mth 772-597-2098 or
561-234-6470.
OKEECHOBEE Near 15A. 2BR,
2BA w/Covered Car Port &
Shed On rented lot $15,000
(863)634-4698


Recreation




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




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1600 or
best offer (863)357-5754
BASS TRACKER 175 PRO
2000 75 HP Mercury Mari-
ner, SS PROP Minnkota
55LB Trolling motor,2 fish-
finders, battery charger, up-
graded seats, Trailer, many
extras $5500.
(609)577-4153
CENTER CONSOLE MAKO
17FT Select 90 HP Mercu-
ry on trailer, runs great.
$1350 (239)878-7533
FIBERGLASS CANOE Select -
in great condition $125.
863 ) 2 3 4 0 8 1 9
239)645-9596
FISHING BOAT Morgan, 24',
diesel, $4500.
(239)823-2587
LOWE 24' PONTOON Select -
50 hp, hard top, needs some
work $2500.
(863)697-2133
MERCURY 4-STROKE 9.9
2004 Ready to go Fishing:
Here is a Complete Three
Item Set Located in Labelle
1976 16ft Aluminium Boat
recently renovated with Trail-
er & 2004 Mercury 9.9 HP in
perfect condition (less than
80 hours use) Just hook it
behind your car! $1500/or
best offer (863)675-3642
ROW BOAT 12', with pair of
7' oars, $50 Call
863-675-1910.
SAILBOAT Irwin, 37cc,
needs some work, $5,000
(239)823-2587
SKEETER 150 BLKMAX 1982
exc.condition $3000/or
best offer (863)675-7897
(863)517-0301
TROPHY BAYLINER '85 20.8
ft w/bimini top, marine radio,
new antenna, fish/depth find-
er needs outboard motor
only $1500. (863)634-7524


99 Chrysler 30M ...... 3295
6, tiher # 5172
'01 Ford Taurus .........3995
6 cl. au. low malks #1805
'99 Subaru Oulliack ...... 3995
Wl, loaded, ane. ac #2078
2-'3 Taurus....... .. 995
6b. U
12 E15 (argo an ...... 4695
Nb. RE
'00 Milsubishi Gallanl .....4495
.1 I.. hle. IL
94 E350 12 Passenger an .3995
Dual W.
'95 leVlle x a ......... 1395



'87 Bonder 35' onan genera-
tor, self contained, new tires
& roof Low miles, 20' scr
rm. $2000 239-770-5729
HOLIDAY RAMBLER RAMB-
LET 1972 2 axle,2 a/c,in-
tenor needs work must sell
$700 (863)467-4650
Itacsa by Winnebago, 1987
22' onan generator, self con-
tained $2,000 LaBelle
(239) 200-1159
KAR KADDY Select Car dolly,
like-new condition with
brakes $1000
(239)248-0082
MALLARD 2002, 26 ft, travel
trailer, sleeps 3, good cond,
very clean $3900 or best of-
fer (518)469-0990




EVENRUDE 6 hp Six horse
outboard with Tank and
hose Runs great $350/or
best offer (863)763-5150
MERCURY 0/B MOTOR 4 hp.
engine w/kill switch Recent-
ly serviced Exc cond $395
or best offer. 863-467-9800
SS PROP 4 BLADE 21 PITCH
HUB KIT INCLUDED $350/or
best offer (863)634-1545



HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $5000
(863)430-6987
HONDA 600 SHADOW 2000 -
Like new only 7000mi,new
tires & Batt $3000
(863)673-8230
TRAIL BIKE 125 '04 runs
good, $600 (863)801-5678
YAMAHA 750 VIRAGO 1992 -
17,000 miles, shaft drive,
saddle bags, runs great
$2300/or best offer
(863)357-6315




ATV 260CC 2005 GREAT
COND. $1500/or best offer
863 )357-5773
561)248-4487
HONDA ODDESSY 1983,
250 CC, Fast, Good Condi-
tion $900 (863)610-2993
MINI SPRINT RACE CAR -
750 Kawasaki engine, Four
torsion bar suspension
$3500 (863)805-2877
SCOOTER Ments S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949
SUZUKI VINSON 500 2006 -
Warn winch, Kodiak storage,
heated grips, delivery pos
$4000/firm (772)204-2821


Automobiles


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




BUICK ROADMASTER LIMIT-
ED 1994 Custom Rims
A/C blows cold $3000/or
best offer (239)878-4026
BUICK SKYLARK, '91 4 oyl,
cold air, new tires, muffler &
alternator, exc. cond., $1350
or best offer (863)677-1742
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99 runs
good, 24 mpg, good tires,
Ither interior, 103K, $1850
(863)946-0490
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1998 -
Black,leather intCall Jesus
spanish $2500
(239)822-7335
CHEVROLET MALIBU 2000 -
V-6, a/c, auto CD $3200/or
best offer (863)634-4056
(863)634-2296
CHEVY CAVALIER -1996 Au-
tomatic, Air $1900
(812)989-3022
FORD ASPIRE'96 40 mpg, 5
spd, AC, 85K, $1200 or best
offer (239)590-85721
FORD F100 1979 Runs
good, 302 V8, 4 speed
ome rust, daily driver
$2500. (239)634-2699
FORD MUSTANG '96 auto,
AC, good on gas, $2500 or
best offer (863)763-0380 or
(863)697-9521
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whls,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2500 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $2000/or best offer
8 6 3 ) 2 0 1 3 4 9 2
863)261-1181


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HONDA CIVIC COUPE 1994 -
NICE CAR MUST SEEI!
$3550/or best offer
(239)839-1326
MAZDA MIATA MX-5 1990 -
LOTS OF CHROME
$4550/or best offer
(239)839-1326
OTHER Select Fiberglass
tool box for full size pick up,
like new $100
(863)675-1690
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1997
EXC CONDITION,AU-
TO,V6,NEW TIRES!
$2800/neg. (863)697-2032
SATURN SL2 1994 runs
great; cold alc; excellent gas
mileage, 120K miles
$1500 (863)610-0084



MERCURY COMET 1965 -
unestored car, was running.
or best offer $800
(863)228-5044



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 Club Car, 48
volt, elec, sun roof, used
very little, $1850
(863)467-2824
GOLF CART YAMAHA GAS
Select New Engine
$895 (863)675-1472



POSITIVE TRACTION Unit -
For 1/2 Ton Pick-up Truck
$200 (863)801-5687
SIDE STEPS NURF BAR SIDE
STEPS FOR 4 DOOR TRUCK
$150. (886)382-4764
TRANSMISSION Good-used
4L60E from GM 1500 4X4
$400. (863)801-5687



CHEVROLET 1500 1993 -
4-wd $1800/or best offer
(813)393-7339
CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2004 White extended cab
truck/145,000 runs good,
a/c, auto Tinted windows,
V-8, air bags, anti-lock
brakes $6500/or best offer
(239)590-5721
CHEVY 1500 1989 Auto,
4x4, $1500 (863)634-6601
CHEVY 3500 1980 4x4,no
title,runs great.new clutch,
flatbed $1500/or best offer
(239)462-1564
DODGE RAM 1500 4X4 1997
Good cond. 5-Speed Club
cab. $4800. (239)839-3455
FORD F150 1992 302 V8
Extended Cab Power Win-
dows/Locks Good Condition
$1200 (863)634-6601
FORD F150 1996 Extened
cab cold ac $2500/or best
offer. (863)532-9846
FORD F250 1989 4X4, 5
Speed, V8351, Run Great,
120K, $2100/or best offer
(863)467-4678
GMC 1988, C70 Dump Bed
366 Engine $1500 Firm
(863)763-1370
SILVERADO One owner
1994 Ext cab, sportside bed,
V8, loaded, new paint in 05,
matching fiberglass topper
$3900 (863)697-2724



CHEVROLET BLAZER 1996 -
Sporty wheels 4-wd,Navy
blue,2 dr. V-6, Must sell!
$2500 (863)467-4650



FLATBED GOOSENECK -
w/ramps, 20' long, 93' wide,
8000 # 12 volt warn winch
$2500 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 8' Sin-
gle Axle Spare new tire &
wheel $600/or best offer
(863)675-8559
UTILITY TRAILER 4x6, like
new, purchased 2 mos. ago,
$400 (863)843-0759 or
(863)675-0910
UTILITY TRAILER 5x10
Wood floor, rear ramp, full
size tires $750 or best offer
(863)763-7077
UTILITY TRAILER single axle
ENCLOSED 6X12
vent, ights,side,rear doors.
$2300 (863)634-2303
UTILITY TRAILER 8' w/tool-
box made from sm truck
bed, new tires and spare
$175. (305)394-4906
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY MINI VAN '94 well
maintained, $3500
(941)524-8932 LaBelle
GMC HIGH TOP VAN 1986 -
20K mis, on new engine.
Must sell. $1300 best offer
(561)254-7458 Clewiston
OLDSMOBILE 1993, 7 pas-
senger, cold ac, heat, new
tires, Good shape $1550
(863)467-4256


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CP-253
IN RE ESTATE OF
MARY L. LAMOUREUX,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TIe administration of the estate to MARY
L LAMOUREUX, deceased, whose
date of death was December 5, 2008,
and whose social security number is
XX--5779, is pending ne Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW 3rd SUeet, Okeechobee,
lorda 34972 The names and ad
dress of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and oter
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their clams with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM
Al credors of the decedent and oter
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must fie
their claims wit this court WITHIN 3
MONTH AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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
Te date of first publication of this notice
s January 11, 2009
Personal Representative
ELIZABETH A LAMOUREUX
3548 S W 17th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Atomey or Personal Representative
COLIN M CAMERON
200 N E 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
1863)763 8600
Fla BarNo 270441
308153 ON 1/21,28/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-000306
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs
ALBERT M. CARTER at. al.
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5, 2009, and entered in Case
No 47-2008-CA-000306 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circut in and for Okeechobee County
Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
NA, is a Pnlan and ALBERT M
CARTER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AL
BERT M CARTER, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are
the Defendants I wil sell to the to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd St. Okeechobee, FL at
11 00 AM on February 18, 2009, the
following described property as set
forh in said Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 211, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC-
TON ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of te Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
As Deputy Clerk
Dated this 6h day of January, 2009
In accordance with the Amencans with
Disablities Act, persons needing a rea
sonabl accommodabon to participate in
this proceeding should, no later than sev-
en (7) days pi, contact the Clerk of the
Court's diablty coordinator at
863-763-2131, 304 NW 2nd St, Okee-
chobee, FL 33472 I hearing impaired,
contact (TDD)(800)955-8771 via londa
Relay System
306559 ON 1/28,2/4/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-0255
FLAGSTAR BANK FSB,
Plantiff
vs
ANTHONY R GEHLE, ANGELA M GEH-
LE, JOHN DOE. JANE DOE AS UN
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5Mn day of January, 2009, and en
tered in Case No 47-2008-CA-0255, of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Okeechobee County, Fon
da, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK FS is the
Plainot and ANTHONY R GEHLE ANGE-
LA M GEHLE, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants I wil sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the OKEEHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at the Okeechobee County Court-
house, in Okeechobee, Fonda, at 11 00
am on the 11th day of February, 2009,
the following descnbed property as set
form said Final Judgment, to wit
LOT 24, BLOCK 46 OF BASSWOOD
UNIT 4 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 49 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
in accordance with the Amencans with
DOsabliutes Act of 1990 ADA Disabled
persons who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
mnistration at 772-807-4370,
1800 955 8771 heanng impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 7th day of January, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The rcui Court
By /S/SANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 4th Street Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Floda 33309
Telephone (954453 0365
Facsimile (054)771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-458
CITIMORTGAGE, INC
PLAINTIFF
VS
JOEL E RODRIGUEZ MARIELA C ROD-
RIGUEZ ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Fina Judgment of Forelo-
sure dated December 18, 2008 entered
in Civl Case No 2007-CA-458 of the
Circuit Court of the 19h Judicial Cicut
in and for OKECHOBEE County, Okee-
chobee Florida I will sell to the highest
and best bidder or cash n the Jury As
sembly Room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee Flonda, at 1100
am on the 11th day of February 2009,
the tfllong described property as set
forT in said Summary nal Judgment,
to-wit
LOT 4, TOGETHER WITH THE NORTH
15.00 FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 4, A
REVISED AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF
CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any pearson claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other than
the property owner as of the date ao the
lis pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale
Dated this 22nd day of December,
2008
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY S//SANDRAL SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954 233-8000
954233-8705
07-14613 (FNM)
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance wit the Amencans Wit
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodabon to participate i msI pro-
ceeding should contact Court Admmis-
ratnion no later Man seven days pnor to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnae, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-870-4370 within two wong
days of your receipt of The Sum-
monsfMotice to Appear Itf you are hear-
ing impaired call 1-800-95-8771 fyou
are voice impaired call 1-800-955-8770,
via Fonda Relay Service
305212 ON 01/21,28/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No 200D0R2
Division DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Edila Rojas,
Petitioner
and
Wilfredo T Calm,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO WlfredoT Cal
Last Known Address
Orlando, Honda
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ
ten defenses, if any, to it on Edila o-
s, whose address is 180 N Grana
St Clewiston, F 33440 on or before
2/16/2009 and file Me ongial wit
the clerk of this Court at Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Court Opera.
lions ot Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 before
service on Petloner or immediately
thereafter If you fall to do so, a de-
laull may be entered against you lor
the relief demanded in the pecton
Copies of all court documents in hi
case, including orders, are available
at the Clerk f the Circuit Court's of
lice You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk f the Circuit
Court office notified o your current
address. (You may file Noice of Cur-
rent Address, lorida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12 915)
Future papers in this lawsute will be
mailed the address on record at
the clerk' office
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Proceure, requires
certain auomatoi disclosure of dou-
ments and information. Failure to
aomp can result in sanctions, in.
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated 1//2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ DEBRA GOODRICH
Deputy Clerk
306350 ON 1/14,21,28.2/4/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO 2008-CA106
ALBERT RUSSO AND ABBY RUSSO, his
wife
Plaulrffs,
v.
CANDACE FAYE BURKE, Ika CANDACE
FAYE STONE; TIMOTHY BURKE;
BRENDA I O'CONNER; BROTHER-IN-
LAW ENTERPRISES, INC and WIL-
LIAMS SCOTSMAN, INC.
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
PURSUANT TO FLA STAT CHAPTER 45
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Oeechobee County,
Florida, will on February 11 2009, at
11 00 o'clock a m, at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
St, Okeechobee, FL 34972, offer for
sale and sell at public outcry to the
highest and best bidder for cash, the
following descnbed property situated
in Okeechobee County, Flonda to-wi
Lot 302, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC-
TION TWO, according to the map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 89, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida
Together with all of the improvements
now or hereafter erected on the prop-
erty and all easements, ghts, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil
and gas rights and profits, water nights
and stock and all fxtures now or here-
after a part of the property
pursuant to the Default Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered on January 5,
2009 in the above-styled action
Any person claiming an interest in sur-
plus funds, other than the property
owner as of the date of the is pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of sad Court this 12th day of January,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Court
By is/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommoda-
tionn order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entled, at no cost to
you, to te provision of certain assis-
tance Please contact (772)807-4370,
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this notice, itf you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771
307848 ON 01/21,28/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 582
JUDGE F SHIELDS MCMANUS
FIRST PEOPLES BANK,
Plantff
vs
STARDUST PROPERTIES,LLC, a Florida
limited liability company, STAROUST
LANES, LLC, a Florida limited liability
com any; MOLKENTIN HOLD-
INGS,LLD, a Florida limited liablity
company; GILBERT MOLKENTIN, JR.;
SUSAN MOLKENTIN, ointy and sev-
rallI FLORIDA FIRST CAPITAL F
NANCE CORPORATION, INC. AND
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINIS-
TRATION
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment of Fore
closure and Sale entered in the cause
pending in the Circu Court of the
Nineteenth Judicial Circut, in and for
Okeechobee County, Flonda, Civil Ac-
ion Number 2008 CA 582, the under-
signed Clek awll sell the property
situated in said County, described as
That part of the West i of the East / the
Northeast I/A of the Southeast I/4 lying
North of State Road 15, in Secon 34,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East,
Less and Except the West 150 feet,
thereof, of the Pubic Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida
TOGETHER WITH he buildings and im-
provements thereon, erected or to be
erected
ALSO TOGETHER WITH all appurtenanc
es pertaining thereto, including but not
limited to Sate of Flonda Retail Bever
age License No BEV5700188 and
Permanent Food serve Seating Li-
cense No SEA5700434 and any and
all depository accounts and all other
nghts, ties pnvileges and interests of
the Mortgagor in accordance with the
terms of the Mortgage
Pro perty address 1465 Highway 441
SE, Okeechobee, FL 34974
at pic sale to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11 0 o clock A M
an the 18th day of February, 2009, in
The Jury Assembly Room located at
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DAT OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Dated his 13th day of Jan 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By is/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
McCARTHY SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOD & SAWYER PA
2400 S E Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 286-1700
E Mal rps@mcsumm corn
Attorneys for Plaintiff
307846 ON 0128,02/04/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASENO.:2008-CP-213
INRE ESTATE OF
MATTHEW D. FOY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of Me Estate of
MATTHEW D FOY deceased, whose
date ao death was Agust 5, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, Probate Dvison, the
address of which 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972 The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tahve and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this noice is required to be
served must fe their claims wiet this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims th th court WITHIN 3
MO THS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIR T PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
A L CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TINE PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
73 702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CO E WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FIL D TWO 21 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
TH DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BA RED
The date of first publicabon of this no
twice is January 21st, 2009
Attorney for Personal Representatves
GLENN J SNEIDER,ESo
Flonda Bar No 280461
Glenn J Sneider LC
200 SW 9th Stree
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467 6570
Personal Representates
LUCINDAN FOY
1460 E 23rd Sbeet
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
308047 ON 1/21,28/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 0000579CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERI-
CAN HOME MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST
2007-3 MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-3
Plantiff
vs
MARIA 6 ALVAREZ, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA G ALVAREZ,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC, UNKNOWN
TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
et al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated January 5, 2009 and en
tered in Case No 08000579CA of the
Circut Court of he Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY
AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERICAN HOME
MORTGAGE ASSETS TRUST 2007-3
MORTGAGE-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-3, is a Plantff and MARIA G
ALVAREZ, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARIA G ALVAREZ, MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC, UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defen
dants I will sell to Me highest and best
bidder for cash at Okeechobee County
Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd St,
Okeechobee, FL, at 1100 am on
February 11, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said i
nal Judgment, to wt
LOT 9, BLOCK 9, LAKE MONTAZA ES.
STATES SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 61, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any other
than the property owner as of Ote date
of the Ls Pendens must file a clam
within sixty (60) days after the sale
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
Dated his th day of January 2009
In accordance wit the Americans with
Dlsatildes Act, persons needing a rea
sonabl accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should no later than sev-
en (7) dayspnor, contact the Clerk at the
Court's disablty coordinator at
772-S07-4370 250 NW Country Club
Dove, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 If hearing
impaired, contact (TDD) 800-955-8771
via aonda Relay System
307769 ON 01/21,28/09
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1THT
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO 2008-CA-452
DIVISION: Civil Dvision
LIVE OAK TRUST INC
a Flonda Corpatuon
Plantiff
JUNIAK PAUL
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order of Final Judgment o Foreo
sure dated January 5, 2009, and entered
in Case No 2008-CA-452 of the Circui
Court in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda where in LIVE OAK TRUST INC,
a Fonda Corporation is the Plainiff, and
JUNIA K PAUL is the Defendant, I will
sell to he highest and best bidder for
cash in Me Jury Assembly Room of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center 312
NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Flda at
11 o'clock AM on the 11th day of Feb-
ruary 2009, the following described
property as set forth in sad Order or i-
nal Judgment, to w
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 22,
Sechon 27, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, Okeechobee County,
Flonda
Property #
R 1-27-34-33-CAO-00022-H000


IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI
TLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITlED TO ANY RE-
MAINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR
SELF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP-
RESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE
SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE
REGISTRY OF THE COURT
Dated at Okeechobee County Florida
this 16th day of January 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY / SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, Jones, Ino & Morehead, PA
1333S University Dnve, #201
Plantaton, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
308191 ON 1/21.28/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-0253
FLAGSTAR BANK FSB,
Plainti
JORGE L SANTOS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JORGE L SANTOS, JOHN DOE JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 5th day of January 2009, and en-
tered in Case No 472008 CA 0253, of
the Circuit Curt of the 19th Judicial Cr-
cuit in and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da wherein FLAGSTAR BANK SB is the
Plaintff and JORGE L SANTOS UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JORGE L SANTOS,
JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENTANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants I
will sell to the hig hest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
at e Okeechobee County Courthouse, in
Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11 00 am on
the 11th day of February, 2009, te fot-
owing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT SEC-
TION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-4 IN-
CLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with e Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who, because of their
disablhtes need special accommoda
ion to particpate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad
ministraton at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heang impaired) or
1-800-955 8770 voicee impaired)
Dated this 7th day of January, 209
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By S/ SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49t Street Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile (954)771 6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
306531 ON 1/21,28/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-0218
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plantiff
vs
DEBORAH GRIMES
A/KA DEBORAH ARIEL GRIMES, e al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreco-
sure dated January 05, 2009 and entered
in Case No 47-2008-CA-0218 of the Cir-
cult Court of the NINETEEN Judicial ir-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plantie and DEBORAH
GRIMES AK/A DEBORAH ARIEL
GRIMES, WILLIAM E GRIMES, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the h ghest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 NW
3rd STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100 AM, on the 11th day of
February 2009, te following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment,
LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 178, OKEE-
CHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 209 SW 7TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, it any, other than
te property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 9,2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-99
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW
2006-4 TRUST FUND
Plaintiff
vs
MILTON MORENO AK/A MILTON R.
MORENO el al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated January 05 2009and entered
in Case No 08-CA-99 of e Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County Flonda
wherein U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW
2006-4 TRUST FUND, is the Plainff and
MILTON MORENO NIVA MILTON R MO-
RENO, MONICA MORENO, KING'S BAY
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INCOR-
PORATED, TENANT #1 N/WA RECHEL
DICKHART are the Detendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 1100AM, on
the 11th day of February, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment
BLOCK 4-B, REPLAT OF KING'S BAY
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 97 THROUGH 99, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENT ING AT THE SOUTHWEST
RNE OF LOT 19, BLOCK 4, PLAT
KIN 'S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE
AT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
AT B OK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH
PU IC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
EC INTY, FLORIDA, SAID COR-
R BEING THE POINT OF
GINN G, THENCE BEAR NORTH
DEG EES 53 MINUTES 56 SEC-
.DS E.ST ALONG THE WEST LINE
SAl LOT 19, A DISTANCE OF
63 F ET TO THE NORTH LINE OF
.OCK THENCE BEAR NORTH 50
GREE 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 77,45 FEET
TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 21, BLOCK 4; THENCE BEAR-
S UTH 39 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00
S CONDOS WEST ALONG THE EAST
L E OF SAID LOT 21, A DISTANCE
0 9000 FEET TO T E NORTH RLY
R GHT OF WAY LINE NF SOUTH AST
4 RDO STREET; THENCE BEARS TH
DEGREES 30 MI UTES 00 EC-
IDS EAST ALONG AID NORTH RLY
GHT OF WAY LINE DISTANCE OF
,63 FEET TO A PNT P OF CU VA-
RE OF A CIRCULAR ARC CON AVE
THE SOUTHWEST HAVING A EN-
AL ANGLE OF 7 DEGREE 23
NUTES 56 SECOND S, A RADIUS
40.00 FEET; A C ORD OF 7.25
ET AND A CHOR BEARIN OF
UTH 74 DEGREES 8 MINUT S 02
CONDS EAST, THENCE A.ONG
D ARC A DISTANCE OF iB54
ETTOTHEPOINTOFBEGINN G.
NA/A 5265 43RO STREET, OKEECHO.
BEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in Me
surplus from the sale, if any, other
Man the property owner as of the date
of the Us Pendaes must ile a claim
within study (60 days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on January 9,2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
307762 ON 01/21,2809
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA445
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUS-
TEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF15,
MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2006-FF15,
Plaintiff
vs
LUIS E. ALVAREZ, t al,
Detendant(s)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 29, 2008 and entered in
Case No 2007-CA445 of the Circui
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST FRANKLIN MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-FF15 MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES
SERIES 2006-FF15, is the Plaintif and
LUIS E ALVAREZ YADILIS C PEREZ,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS
NOMINEE FOR NATIONAL CITY HOME
LOAN SERVICES INC, CONNERS
GABLES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC are the Defendants I will s o the
highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 OAM, on the llth
day of February, 2009 the following d-
scnbed property as set forth in sad Final
Judgment
LOT 14, LESS THE NORTH 43.00 FEET
THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THE
NORTH 58.00 FEET OF LOT 13,
BLOCK 4, A REVISED ADDITION TO
PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
/K/A 1124 SE39TH TERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in he
surplus from the sale, if any other than
the property owner as of the date of he
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
his Court on December 30, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
306052 ON 1/21,28/09
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the under-
signed, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of
the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Flonda will on the 11th day of February
2009 at 1100 A M, at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Sreet, Jury Assembly Room, Sec-
ond Floor Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in
the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the
best bidder for cash, the *
scnbed property situated in
County, Florda, to-wit
LOTS 12 AND 13, BLOCK 1, SLOANS
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of foreclo-
sure entered in a case pending in sad
Court, the style of which is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plainiff,
vs
STEVEN C BOSTWICK and WENDY S
BOSTWICK, his wife,
Defendants
and the docket number of which is
2008-CA-573
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
80 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 7th day of January
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda
BY Sandra L Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
JohnD Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
306538 ON 1/21,26/09
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNT,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-02
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plainiff
ks
BRIAN C. KROMREY t al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated December 16, 2008 and entered in
Case No 2008-CA-02 of the Circuit
Court of te NINETEENTH Judicial Circu
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Fonda
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is Die
Plantiff and BRIAN C KROMREY THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN C
KROMREY N/K/A JANE DOE, COTTAGES
AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA-
TION, INC, are e Defendants, I will sell

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER 312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIA 34972 at 1100AM, on
the 11th day of February, 2009, the fol-
pery assetforth in

THAT CERTAIN CONOMINIUM PARCEL
COMPOSED OF UNIT 12, COTTAGES
p THE LAKE, A CONDOMINIUM,
ND AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST OR
HARE IN THE COMMON ELEMENTS
PPURTENANT THERETO IN ACCOR
ANCE WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE
OVENANTS, RESTRICTIONS, LIMI-
ATIONS, CONDITIONS AND USES,
ERMS AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF
ECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
OR COTTAGES AT THE LAKE, A
CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFI-
LAL RECORDS BOOK 605, PAGE
28, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI
IA PUBLIC RECORDS, TOGETHER
WITH ALL THE APPURTENANCES TO
THAT UNIT, SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO
THE PROVISIONS OF THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM.
K/A 4334 HIGHWAY 441 SE
OKEECHOBEE, FL34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surpus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
Ls Pendens must file a claim within sxty
(60) days after he sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on December 18, 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circut Court
By /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
304841 ON 1/21,28/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-0195
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC,
Planti
vs
ALBERT M CARTER, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated January 05, 200 and entered
in Case No 47 2008 CA 0195 of the Cir
cut Court of the NINETEEN Judicial r-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County
Florda wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC, is the Plaintff and ALBERT M
CARTER, BANK OF AMERICA, N A, are
the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3rd STREET OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 1100 AM, on the
11 th day of February, 2009, the following
descnbed property as set forth in sad Fi-
nal Judgment,
LOT 211, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SEC-
TION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AK/A 2122 SE 33rd STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in ie
surplus from the sale, i any, other than
the property owner as of te date of the
Lis Pendens must tile a claim within axty
(60) days water thesale
WTNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 9, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
307420 ON 1/21,28/09
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Noice is hereby given at the under
signed, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of
the Circui Court of Okeechobee County
Flonda, will on the 11th day of February,
2009, at 1100 A M, at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Sec
ond Floor Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, in
the City of Okeechobee offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash the following de-
scnbed property situated in Okeechobee
County, Fionda, to wi
LOT 29 IN SHERMAN WOOD RANCH-
ES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 00007, AT PAGE 0061, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of forecio
sure entered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
as Successor by
Merger To Big Lake Nainal Bank,
Plantiff,
vs
WILLIAM J ARVAN, a married man,
Defendant
and the docket number of which is
2008-CA459
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hand and the official seal
of said Court, this 7th day of January
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Crcuit Court of
Okeechbee Couny, Flonda
BY Sandra L Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John 0 Cassels, Jr, Esuire
Pos Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
306540 ON 1/21,28/09
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucion will be held at Johns Tow-
Ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 on FEBRUARY 13,
2009 at 9 00 A M Pursuant to Flonda
Statute 713 78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges Year, make, model
and VIN are as follows
1986 Ford Econmtme
ViN#FDKE37H5GHB26627
1t86 Honda Accord
VIN#1HGBA7435GA110647
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
right of final bid ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALI NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles wil be sold in "As Is'
condition with no guarantee's
308939 ON 1/28/0
LEGAL NOTICE
A public aucton ill be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue Okeechobee, Forda 34974 on
Fnday the 13th day of Feb 2009 from
1000-1100 AM Pursuant to Flonda
statute 713 78 for unpad towing and
storage Year, Make, Model & Vins as
follows
1989 Maroon Toyota Corolla
1NXAE92E4KZ026272
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves

bles will be sold in 'AS IS" wth no
guarantees
309113 ON 1/28/09
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 000464

Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as Trustee for
the Certficateholdrs of Soundview Home
Loan Trust 2007-OPT, Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2007-OPTS,
Plain ff,
-s-
Edwardo Taylor Anne-Mane Taylor, L
David Woodal, Melinda L Woodal, Platt
Chiropracic Clinic, PA, Unknown Par-
tes in Possession #, Unknown Parties
in Possession 2, If Living, and al Un
known Parties claiming by through, un-
der and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, DeOsees, Grantees, or Other Clal-
mants
Detendantls)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 2, 200 entered in Civil
Case No 2008 CA 000464 of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circut in and
for Okeechobee County, Flonda wherein
Wells Fargo Bank N A, as Trustee for
the Geriicateholders of Soundview
Home Loan Trust 2007-OPTS, Asset-
Backed Certificates, Series 2007-OPTS,
Paintiff and Edwardo Taylor are defen-
dant(s) I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND FLOOR,
OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW THIRD STREET, OKEE
CHOBEE, FL 34972 at 1100 AM on
February 11, 2009, the following de-
nbed property as set forth i said Final
Judgment, to-wit

LOT 8 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 7,
BLOCK 2, REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX
SHORES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3 PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU AR AE PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMPDA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAY
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE PORT ST
LUCIE, FL 34986, IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-871, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOECE, Flonda this
12th day of December, 2008

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida

Sandra Creech
Deputy Clerk
304480 ON 1/21, 28/0
IN THE CIRCUITOF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 00398

Deutsche Bank National Trust Company
as Trustee under Pooling and Servicing
Agreement dated as of May 1,2004
Morgan Stanley ABS Caital ne Trust
2004 HE3 Mortgage Pass-Through
Cerliicates, Series 2004-HE3,
Plainiff
-vs-
DonnaH Lee Julia A Scott ank/ Judy
Scot, BelaminScott, Pnme Acceptance
Corp, Worldwide Asset Management,
Inc, US Bank Nabonal Association, as
Trustee for the Structured Asset
Secuntes Corporation Mortgage Pass
Through Certificates Senes 2001-2,
Unknown Partes in Possession #1,
Unknown Parles in Possession #2, if
living, and all Unknown Parties claiming
by trough, under and againstthe above
named Defendant(s) who are not known
to be dead or alive whether said Un-
known Parties may claim an interest
as Spouse, Hers, Desees. Grantees, or
Other Clamants
Defendants)

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Fial Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 15, 2008, entered in
Civil Case No 2008 CA 000398 of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
wherein Deutsche Bank Natonal Trust
Company as Trustee under Pooling and
serving agreement dated as of May 1,
2004 Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc
Trust 2004-HE3 Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates, Senes 2004-HE3, Plantiff
and Donna H Lee are defendants, will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash, IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
ON THE SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEE-
CHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 at 1100 AM on February 11,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit

LOT 7, BLOCK 23, BASSWOOD UNIT
11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOKS, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISBI-
LITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODA-
TION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED,
AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CONTACT COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING AT 250
NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT ST
LUCIE, FL 34986 IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955 8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Fonda, thi
23rd day of December, 2008

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
By SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Pairtiff
Shapiro &Fshman, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca R aton, Fda 33431
08-102849
353501 ON 01/21,28/0


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Continued From Page 1

learned the check was counter-
feit.
"You would never have known
it was counterfeit -- it had water-
marks and stuff," explained Jer-
emiah.
Jeremiah was instructed to
send some of the money he was
to receive to Post Office box 1261
in Orem, Utah.
Similar to another mystery
shopper scam, the target is sent a
check. They are instructed to keep
a certain amount for themselves,
then wire the rest via Western
Union to a person and address
given them. Next, they are told
to fill out a form evaluating the
Western Union store.
Often, by the time the 'mark'
finds out the mystery shopper
check was no good they have
already sent money to a stranger
and are left with a diminished



Honors

Continued From Page 1

She has been with the
Okeechobee County School sys-
tem for three and a half years
where she is currently a seventh
grade Language Arts teacher at
OMS. Her first year with the dis-
trict she taught Critical Thinking
at OMS.
According to Mrs. Myers,
"Education is a lifelong process."
This is not only true in her stu-
dent's point of view, but in her
own as well which she constantly
strives to constantly create new
programs such as the Project
Vocabulary, which is now used
by all seventh and eighth grade
language arts classrooms at OMS.
Project Vocabulary is a mixture
of activities in which the student
is required to actively work with
story and literary analysis vocabu-
lary that correlates with the cur-
rent piece of literature.
Mrs. Myers hold her students
to clearly defined expectations
which impact the students both
academically and socially. It is her
mission to make sure that she is
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bank account and bank fees to
pay.
Jeremiah's next brush with
an online scam came after he
filled out an online form in early
December in hopes of receiving
some money for school.
"I'm paying all my own ex-
penses," he said. "I went to a
Google search engine and went
to one (site) that was safe and I
wouldn't get a virus and stuff."
Jeremiah, a southpaw hurler
for the BCCC Titans baseball
squad, said he really needs the
financial help because he doesn't
have much free time to work --
other than in the summer.
After he had filled out the form,
he received a check for $4,950.30.
He was then told to deposit the
check and transfer $3,000 to a
Lynette Carter in New York via
Western Union or a moneygram.
The $3,000 was to cover taxes
and such, he was told by Chap
man, Bird, Grey and Tessier, Inc.
(CBGTI). Then, once that money
had been received, Jeremiah


facilitate success in life beyond
the walls of her classroom.
According to her principal,
Theda Bass, Mrs. Myers is creative
with her lessons, which permits
every child a chance to be in-
volved with each class.
Mrs. Myers goes above and be-
yond not only in the classroom,
but also in her own personal life
where she has taken several mis-
sion trips to Nicaragua. She has
helped organize the donation of
hundreds of pounds of linen from
Wellmont hospitals in Tennessee
to the free clinics and full-service
hospitals in Nicaragua. She has
also been involved in relief efforts
after Hurricane Katrina.
All of this is in addition to her
extra-curricular activities involved
in OMS sports and in her own
children's sports locally.
The Teacher of the Year candi-
date for Yearling Middle School is
Jenni Melear. Mrs. Melear gradu-
ated from Valdosta State Universi-
ty with her associates degree and
continued her education at Way-
cross College where she received
her bachelors in Early Childhood
Education. She has been with
the Okeechobee County School
system for 12 years and has one
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would then be sent the rest of his
money.
Jeremiah, who plans to trans-
fer to either the University of
Central Florida or Florida Atlantic
University to pursue his studies to
become a pharmacist, did as he
was instructed and put the check
into his account at the Bank of
America.
And, as it was with the mystery
shopper check, the CBGTI check
was bogus. Jeremiah was first
told that this check was good, but
learned later that it was counter-
feit and that the bank had closed
his account on Friday, Jan. 9.
Besides being upset at the
two companies that had tried to
take advantage of him, Jeremiah
was disturbed over the bank's ac-
tions.
"I was mad at the bank. Why
didn't someone tell me it (the
check) was bad? The person I
spoke with (at the bank) said it
wasn't their job," said Jeremiah.
"I was told later that I could re-
open my account, but I told them


Jennie Melear.


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in an elementary school in Black-
shear, Georgia.
She has been a sixth grade
social studies teacher at YMS for
five years. Previously she taught
at YMS as a sixth grade ESE in-
clusion teacher and at North El-
ementary in fourth grade. Her
philosophy of teaching centers
around the idea that all children,
regardless of their circumstances,
are capable of learning. She goes
on to explain that students who
feel safe, respected and valued
within a classroom will achieve.
Her classroom is a positive
learning community, where they
respect and support one another.
In Mrs. Melear's classroom she
strives to integrate literacy on a
daily basis. She sees herself as a
teacher of reading using social
studies text and utilizes literature
that correlates with their unit of
study whenever possible.
It has been said by her stu-
dents that she makes teaching
come alive like when she dresses
up as an Egyptian and does proj
ects that are tangible so they un-
derstand hands-on what they are
learning.
Mrs. Melear was chosen by
her peers as Teacher of the Year
in 1998 when she taught at North
Elementary as well.
The Teacher of the Year will
be announced at the Tuesday,


I wasn't going to re-open my ac
count with them."
A call to the local Bank of
America seeking comment on
their policies and procedures was
not returned.
An official at the bank told Jer-
emiah on Monday, Jan. 12, that
his money would be sent to him
in the form of a cashier's check.
"The bank didn't send me a let-
ter, call me or send me an e-mail
-- nothing!" exclaimed the 2007
Okeechobee High School gradu
ate of his account being closed.
"The bank rep said 'all I can say
is, have a nice day'."
After narrowly escaping two
scams, Jeremiah said he has
learned a valuable lesson and is
passing on that knowledge.
"It's total crap, people trying
to rip you off," he said. "I've told
everybody I know, if you get a
check, don't put it in the bank."


Lauren Myers.


Feb. 10, board meeting at the
Okeechobee School Board room
at 6 p.m.
In the coming issues the
Okeechobee News will show-
case each candidate for the
Okeechobee District Teacher of
the Year prior to the announce-
ment of the District winner on
Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
reached at caguilar@newszap.com.


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OCRA 2009: Big Goals to follow after impressive '08


OCRA has a huge undertaking
this Spring. As an organization,
they hope to surpass the tremen-
dous success they had in District
and State Tournaments this past
summer. The success that was
achieved while representing
Okeechobee has raised the bar
to a whole new level.
OCRA is currently holding
signups for the spring ball season
and they hope to have all players
returning to continue with their
individual stories as part of a
novel of champions. Okeecho-
bee Citizens Recreation Associa-
tion has seen more teams than
ever before bring home District
Championships and well-placed
State Tournament standings.
As boys and girls head into
another season they hope to
strengthen themselves not just
as individuals but as part of their
team. The goal is to improve
upon the fantastic performance
that was given by all age groups
in post season play last year.
The baseball side for Okeecho-
bee was proudly represented in
District Competition at all levels;
Rookie (7 & 8 year olds), AAA
(9 & 10 year olds), Majors (11 &


12 year olds) and Dixie Boys (13
& 14 year olds). Upon the fin-
ish of District Level competition,
Okeechobee was standing proud
with every division bringing
home either the District Cham-
pionship or runner-up position,
along with berths to the State
Tournament.
At the state level the rookie
team traveled to Paxton, Fla.
where they placed a very respect-
able sixth place. The AAA team
didn't have as far to travel when
they stormed into East Lakeland
and a fantastic fourth place fin-
ish. The next team to face state
tournament competition was the
majors league, in Brooksville.
This group of young men played
hard and despite many weather
setbacks came home with their
heads held high and a fourth
place finish in a very competitive
division.
Further along the age scale,
the Dixie Boys division had a
huge undertaking in following
the incredibly successful 2007
season which had led them on
a well earned trip to the State
Championship and the Dixie
World Series. Both the Junior Di-


xie Boys (13 year olds) and Dixie
Boys (14 year olds) proceeded
to the State Tournament in Mari-
ana after capturing their District
Championships. With great heart
both teams traveled many miles
and as is becoming tradition, rep-
resented Okeechobee with pride
and talent. The Junior Dixie Boys
placed an impressive fifth place
while the Dixie Boys captured
the third place position.
Among the many reasons for
pride in this community beyond
the talent level these youths have
reached is the greatest of compli-
ments sportsmanship. While
participating in district and state
level competition this group of
Okeechobee athletes have been
honored with multiple awards
for Best Sportsmanship. During
2008 post season play alone, the
Rookie division was honored at
the District level with the Sports-
manship Award. At the State
Tournament level, the majors
team representing Okeechobee
was honored with the George Pit-
tas Sportsmanship Award. OCRA
Softball players travel a different
"post season" road as several
coaches have formed travel ball


Submitted photos/OCRA
Dixie Boys All Stars (14 year
olds).
teams which compete through
out the state among the highest
level of players nationally. This is
proven as they have been hon-
ored with National Tournament
Berth's which is held at Disney's
Wide World of Sports.
Okeechobee is proud to have
been represented there by multi-
ple age groups with stellar coach
ing leading the way. The talent
that is being developed contin-
ues to grow and give Okeecho-
bee a reason to smile and swell
with pride.
All youth wishing to sign up
for the 2009 season can do so at
the Sports Complex Score tower
Saturday Jan. 31, from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. Registration is for all
children ages 4-14.


Submitted photos/OCRA
Jr. Dixie Boys All Stars (13
year olds).


Majors
ville at
dinner.


Submitted photos/OCRA
All stars in Brooks-
opening ceremonies


Submitted photos/OCRA
Majors players receiving medals after fourth place finish from
State Director, Tony Smith.


Sebastian sweeps Osceola in final game of the year


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Marti Martinelli poured in 14
points as Sebastian Middle School
jumped to an early 14 point lead
and went on to defeat Osceola
Middle School, 43-24 in girls bas-
ketball action Monday.
Natalie Francisco added 14
points for Sebastian while Amber
Cunningham led Osceola with 10
points.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Donny Bush won his fourth
Treasure Lake Conference tour
nament championship Saturday
to lead the Okeechobee High
School Brahman wrestling squad
to a sixth place finish.
Bush defeated Joe Flescher
of Sebastian River 16-0, to claim
the championship for the second
time in the 145 pound weight
class. Bush won as a freshman at
112 pounds, and as a sophomore
at 130 pounds.
"That victory meant some
thing to me. Those will be the
same wrestlers I face at districts. I
think I have a good chance to win
district again this year," he noted.
Bush also has 109 career vic-
tories against just 14 losses. He is
approaching the modern school
record held by Bobby Jablonski
of 110 career wins.
Bush has the added incentive
of reaching the state champion-
ships this year. He was unable to
compete last year and that has fu-
eled his energy and resolve for his
senior year.
Bush had his usual aggres
sive and confident style on the
mat Saturday as he didn't allow
a point to any of his opponents.
He took the first two matches and
the championship match just as
easily.
Coach Bruce Jahner said the
accomplishment is something to
be proud of. "It is impressive to
do what he has done. The kids
are doing well. I think the kids did
a nice job today. We had some
ups and downs but we wrestled
well. We beat some kids that beat
us earlier in the year and Donny
won his fourth championship."
Three other Brahmans made
it to the final four in their weight


Sebastian jumped to a 10-2
lead in the first few minutes of
the game and never trailed. After
Osceola cut the lead to six on a
jumper by Cunningham, Sebas-
tian went on an 8-0 run, fueled by
two, long three point baskets, to
take an 18-4 lead at the end of the
first quarter.
The second quarter was much
more competitive as Garionna
Johnson and Cunningham hit


class. Vance Wilkerson finished
fourth, Craig Cleckley third at 160
pounds, and Jose Medellin, sec-


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Donny Bush poses with his
medal on the award stand
Saturday. Bush has won four
championships in wrestling
in the past four years at this
prestigious tournament.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jose Medellin shows off his
silver medal at the TLC cham-
pionships.


some shots to keep Osceola with
10-12 points. Sebastian still led
24-10 at the break.
Osceola continued to play
competitive ball in the third quar-
ter as they cut the led to 10 points,
38-28, on a basket by Cunning-
ham. Sebastian led 32-20 after
three quarters.
Madison Hamners jumper was
Osceola's final points in the fourth
quarter. Sebastian outscored Os-


ond at 189 pounds.
Cleckley, a newcomer to
wrestling, said he has enjoyed
the experience this year, "I took
a beating today, but I came out
on top. It feels good. I've worked
pretty hard and I feel my strength
is a big advantage. My technique
is also getting better. I'm looking
forward to districts and the re-
gional."
Medellin lost in the champi-
onship round to Matt Schaefer of
Jensen Beach. He was defeated
by pin fall at the 3:50 mark. Me-
dellin said this was his best per-
formance of the year.
"I know I could have done bet-
ter but he was tough. I gave 100
percent, but the best man came
out on top."
The Brahmans only sent eight
wrestlers to the tournament. Tyler
Hayes, a sure bet at 152 pounds,
didn't wrestle Saturday due to
other school obligations.
The Brahmans district tourna-
ment will be held on Feb. 7.


ceola 11-4 in the final quarter.
Hamner had six points for
Osceola. Johnson and Thaderika
Sanders had four points for Os-
ceola.
In the boy's basketball game
Osceola played one of their better
games of the year but still fell, 56-
40 to Sebastian.
Osceola trailed by only single
digits early in the fourth quarter
before Sebastian went on a big
run late in the game.
Sylvester Butler had 14 points
to lead Osceola. Dalton Murray
added nine points and Zachary
Wingfield added six points. Se-
bastian was led by Octavio Jeffers
with 12 points. Ty Dobson added
10 points. Sherlock Henry had six
points.
Osceola played an inspired
game despite having just seven
players available for their final
game. Eddie Neal hit a jumper
early to tie the score at 2 but Se-
bastian went on a 9-0 run to take
the lead for good. Sebastian led
19-4 after the first quarter.
Two baskets by Butler and a
14-footer by Murray helped Os-
ceola recover a bit in the second
quarter. The Warriors trailed 33-


16 at the half.
The Warriors continued to play
well in the third quarter as they
outscored the Sharks, 15-8 to get
back into the game. Neal had an
offensive follow for two points.
Wingfield hit a 12 foot jumper,
and a layup. Osceola trailed 41-31
after three quarters.
Osceola pulled to within
eight points on two occasions
early in the fourth quarter. Neal,


six points, hit a layup to make it
41-33, and Butler hit a lay up to
make it 43-35. However Sebas-
tian got back on track to stop the
upset bid. Two break away layups
on defensive steals hurt Osceola
down the stretch. A technical foul
called against a Warrior player,
also turned the momentum in fa-
vor of Sebastian.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Sylvester Butler (left) had 14 Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
points in a losing cause. He Bethany Stuart (left) is
is defended by Tristen Schaff- guarded by Sebastian's Kiki
ner and Ryan Kahl (far right) Digiacomo during Monday's
near the basket. game.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Craig Cleckley poses with his
bronze medal from the TLC
tournament.


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