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Vol. 100 No. 18 Wednesday, February 11, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs


Teacher of the Year
named
At their Tuesday meeting,
the Okeechobee County School
Board named Vicki Goggans,
teacher at OHS, as Okeechobee
County Teacher of the Year. For
details, see the Friday edition of
this newspaper.

Football coach
announced
The Okeechobee County
School Board announced Tues-
day that Jeremy Beckham, from
Dayton, Ohio will be the new
football coach for Okeechobee
County. For details, see the Fri-
day edition of this newspaper.

AARP offers income
tax filing help
The AARP Tax-Aide pro-
gram was created to help low
and middle-income taxpayers
prepare and file their income
tax returns with the IRS, free of
charge. Every year, from Feb-
ruary through April 15, trained
and certified volunteers help
prepare federal tax returns. Tax-
Aide volunteers will be avail-
able in Okeechobee County at
the American Legion Hall, 501
S.E. Second Street, on Mondays
and Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., now through April 15.
For more information about
the AARP Tax Aide program
online, go to www.aarp.org,
or call Neile Foreman at 863-
357-1694. Please do not call the
American Legion.

Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of
the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet on Wednes-
day, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in
their office, 575 S.W. 28th Street
within the New Endeavors
School Building. This meeting
is open to the public. For more
information call Executive Di-
rector, Kay Begin at 863-462-
5877.

Drought Index

Current: 662
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

13.20 feet
Last Year: 10.01 feet

Sgonsored By:

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


Gaming compact talks under way


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Talks are again under way in
the Florida Legislature in regard
to a 2007 gaming compact be-
tween the state and the Semi-
nole Indian Tribe.
If the state ratifies the com-
pact it could mean an infusion
of $288 million into next year's
budget. The Seminole Tribe has
been paying since the compact
was originally approved and the
money has been sitting in es-
crow.
For financially strapped coun


ties like Glades County, even a
small percentage of that money
would constitute a healthy boost
to their budget. The money will
be even more important once
the U.S. Sugar Corporation closes
its doors and an estimated 1,700
people will be out of work.
"Florida is in such a budget
crisis that the state needs the
money. The state is looking at
the money like a ravenous dog
toward a piece of meat," said
State Senator Dave Aronberg, D-
Greenacres. "I think we should
treat these counties fairly."
Glades County is in Sen. Aron


berg's district.
Governor Charlie Crist and
the Seminoles entered into an
agreement in 2007 that would
allow the tribe to provide higher
stakes slot machines as well as
blackjack. These are not avail-
able at other gaming facilities in
the state.
In return, the tribe promised
that the state would receive $100
million in the first year; $125 mil-
lion in the second year; and, at
least $150 million in the third
year.
The Florida Supreme Court
tossed out that agreement last


summer. They ruled that Gov.
Crist exceeded his authority and
that such a deal must be ap-
proved by the Legislature.
The tribe, however, has gone
along with its expansion plans.
According to State Represen-
tative Mike Horner, R-Kissimmee,
there is enthusiasm in expanding
gambling in Florida. However,
the District 70 representative
added, Florida Attorney General
Bill McCollum believes the tribe
cannot put in table games unless
the Legislature ratifies the com-
pact.
"It's pretty clear that it will


be a tough legal fight to pro-
hibit Vegas-style slots," said Rep.
Horner, whose district includes
Okeechobee County. "This cre
ates a pretty interesting show-
down between the feds, the state
and the Seminoles."
The representative said ap-
proval of the compact would
give the Seminoles exclusive
rights to have blackjack in their
casinos. And, the only way the
state is going to get any money
from the tribe is by approving
the compact.
See Gaming Page 10


County jail


escapee sought

By Eric Kopp Stephen of the
Okeechobee News Okeechobee
Cn tnfl, Qhnr-


The search is continuing for
an Okeechobee County Jail in-
mate who was successful on
his second attempt to escape
his confines.
It is believed that Alejandro
Perez, 45, has fled the area and
is hiding in Miami, although
he also has ties to Clewiston.
He escaped from what is de
scribed as a 4-foot-by-8-foot
outdoors individual recreation
pod. Perez was supposed to be
under special watch since his
attempted escape in January.
"He was classified as high
risk and was a close manage-
ment inmate," said Major Noel


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Gordie Peer was always there to give tips on certain
cowboy skills at the Eighth Annual Ropers Gathering
and Cowboy School House.


0
lives on


at ropers


gathering

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
They come to Okeechobee
from all around the country and
around the world to learn the old
tricks of the trade of the American
Cowboy. They learn ropes, whips,
knives and guns from the old mas-
ter, Gordie Peer.
The Eighth Annual Ropers
Gathering and Cowboy School
House was held this past week-
end at Peer's VP Ranch and there
was something for everyone.
There were the famous, and
the not so famous, on hand.
There was plenty of camaraderie,
fellowship, back slapping, and en-
couragement. There was the code
of the Old West where everybody
chipped in and put in a good day's
work.
Mr. Peer was once again at
his best as he taught the younger
generation about roping, whips,
and knife throwing. Bill Leighton
tutored the attendees on how to
handle a six shooter. Karen 'KG'
Gogolick and 'Ranger' Rick Rolt-
gen taught the cowboys and cow-
girls how to yodel.
There was western movies on
the big screen, an award banquet,
plenty of cowboy food, and a
nightly campfire.
Che Che White Cloud, aka
Kenny Pierce was there, along
with Don Reynolds, who played
Little Beaver in the old Red Rider
series. If you were a Tonto fan
from the Lone Ranger series, you
could have seen a Tonto imper-
sonator, who was a dead ringer
See Ropers Page 10


iff's Office
(OCSO). "His
movement
about the jail
was different
than the gen- Alejandro
eral popula- Perez
tion."
Perez escaped around 2:21
p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, while in
the jail's outdoor exercise yard.
The OCSO major said Perez is
not considered violent.
"I don't think there's any
violent history in his past," Maj.
Stephen explained.

See Escapee Page 10


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Che Che Whitecloud (left) and Don Reynolds who both
played in the Red Rider western series, were at the
Ropers Gathering held last weekend.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners will begin their
meeting tomorrow with a me
morial for Commissioner Mar
vin Wherrell who died Dec. 22,
2008. Commission Chairman
Clif Betts is expected to honor
the late commissioner who
was half way through his first
term.
Turning to the agenda, capi-
tal improvement projects and
transportation plans will be
among the items to occupy


If you go ...
What: Biweekly meeting
of the Okeechobee County
Commission
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
Feb. 12
Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department Audito-
rium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
their time at the meeting.
Capital projects manager
Donnie Oden will address the
board concerning floor work in
See Honor Page 10


Index


Accidents & Arrests.............. 3
Classifieds ............. 11-12
Community Events..................... 6
Crossword 4
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out................ ..... 4
Sports 13
Sudoku 12
Weather 2
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Fire fighters predict


active wild fire season


By Charles M. Murphy
INI Florida
The Okeechobee District of
the Florida Division of Forestry
is ready to go for what should
be a very busy fire season in
2009.
Spokesperson Melissa Yu-
nas said there already have
been some wild fires in the
county, and one vehicle was
destroyed when it overheated
and started a wild fire. Another
fire was started by a person us-
ing a lawnmower to cut down


some heavy vegetation.
Ms. Yunas said the wild fire
season runs from December
until July. The most active part
of the season is between April
and June. Most of the fires that
occurred between December
and April are man made. In
April, lightning strikes and other
things can cause wild fires.
The Okeechobee Service
Center covers six counties,
Okeechobee, Glades, High-
lands, Martin, Indian River, and
St. Lucie. They have a fixed-
wing aircraft and a helicopter


stationed in Okeechobee. The
fixed wing aircraft has already
spotted some small wild fires
this year and helped firemen
put out the flames before they
got too big. Helicopter pilot
Larry Davis is also stationed
in Okeechobee. He can fly to
any location in Florida to assist
in the extinguishment of wild
fires.
Last year the Okeechobee
district helped put out a large
wild fire in Brevard County that
See Fire Page 10


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Spokesperson, Melissa Yunas poses by some of the Division
of Forestry's top tools, the plow. The wild fire season is Florida
usually runs from December until July.


Learning the ropes: Cowboy School House

Old West


Commissioners


plan to honor


one of their own


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2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Community Theatre presents


'To Kill a Mockingbird'


Tickets are now available for
the upcoming Okeechobee Com-
munity Theatre (OCT) production
of the stage adaptation of Harper
Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mock-
ingbird.
Reserved seats may be pur-
chased for $12 each during regu-
lar office hours at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce.
Performances are scheduled for
March 5, 6, 13 and 14, at 8 p.m. at
the theatre, (S.W. Second Avenue
at Seventh Street, one block be-
hind Golden Corral restaurant.)
To Kill a Mockingbird was
specially performed as the com-
munity theatre marks its 30th year
of producing Broadway-style mu-
sicals, comedies and dramas for
local audiences.
"We've pulled out all of the


stops to make certain that this
production is worthy of this mile-
stone," said theatre coordinator/
director, Ron Hayes. "The story is
a true American classic, the cast
of children and adults is proving
to be outstanding, and the stage
set will be quite unique."
The book on which the play is
based won the Pulitzer Prize for
literature for its young first-time
author, Harper Lee, in 1960. The
following year it was adapted for
the big screen, and took numer-
ous honors from the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,
including the award for best actor
for its star, Gregory Peck. Both the
book and the film are consistently
voted among the American top 10
favorites of all time.
To Kill a Mockingbird tells the


story of racial prejudice in a dusty
Alabama town in the depression
years of the 1930s as seen through
the eyes of a young girl. The youth
and innocence of its central char-
acter assure that the serious sub-
ject matter is handled gently, and
never becomes heavy handed. As
a result, the play is appropriate for
all ages.
The OCT cast is made up of
more than 25 performers, include
ing the all-important young peo-
ples' roles of Jean Louise (Scout)
Finch, her slightly older brother,
Jem, and their friend, Charles
Baker (Dill) Harris.
"All three youthful cast mem-
bers have taken to the stage as
though born to it," Hayes says.
The role of Scout is being
played by nine-year old Kaylee


Whidden. Jem is being portrayed
by Andrew Hall, 12, and nine year
old Mason Heater is Dill.
The adult members of the
cast largely consist of veterans of
numerous Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre productions. Michael
White, who was last seen in the
2007 production of State Fair, will
play the important role of Atticus
Finch, the attorney who has been
assigned the task of defending an
innocent black man who is on
trial for his life.
Also in the cast are Mike Zi-
erden and Rahl Wilkinson, who
have each made 17 previous OCT
appearances.
Other cast members include
James Garner, John Garner, Joey
Marcinek, John Koepke, Genna
Lute, Kevin Lute, Tom Murray,


Scotty Rae, Robyn Garner, and
Robert Steiner.
Appearing for the first time on
the OCT stage are Albert Whi-
teside, Shirley Johnson, Daniel
Delagall, Seth Garner, Shirlean
Graham, Sharon Williams, Terry
Cotton, Sarah Marcinek and Tom
Johnson.
The stage set will stand out
from those of previous produce
tions in several ways. The group
received the generous donation
of a supply of weathered Ken-
tucky barn lumber from which to
construct one of the two houses
that will appear on the stage. Also
a part of the set is a tree which is
being created by the OCT stage
crew, that serves as a centerpiece
of the story.
Following To Kill a Mocking-


bird, the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre will complete its 30th
birthday season with an encore
performance of its 1995 produc-
tion of A.R. Gurney's Love Let-
ters. This show will be presented
two times only, on March 27 and
28, as a birthday gift to the group's
season ticket holders. And addi-
tional seating for this show will
be extremely limited.
The Okeechobee Community
Theatre is an all-volunteer orga-
nization of local residents who
produce live theatre for local au-
diences. To become a part of the
group, or for more information
on its programs, contact Ron and
Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307.


Wedding Announcement


Birth Announcement


Grace -

Banuelos
Denise Grace and Jose Banu-
elos were joined in marriage on
Jan. 17, 2009.
The bride is the daughter of
Daniel and Nancy Bartholomew
of Okeechobee.
The groom is the son of Idalia
Garcia of Moore Haven.
The wedding ceremony was
held at the beach in Key West.
Eileen Jensen officiated at the
ceremony. The bride was given
away by her father and son, Will.
The maid of honor was Erin
Grace of Okeechobee. Brides-


maids were Briana Banuelos of
Okeechobee and Natalie Banu-
elos of Okeechobee.
The best man was Joey Banu-
elos of Okeechobee. Groomsmen
were Jose Tagle of Okeechobee
and Will Grace of Okeechobee.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Harbour
View Cafe.
After a honeymoon trip to
Ocho Rios Jamaica, the couple
is at home in Okeechobee. The
groom is employed as a weld-
er with FPL. The bride is em
played as a Computer Tech with
Okeechobee County Schools.


Masen Allen


Rucks
Traci and Chad Rucks of
Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son,
Masen Allen.
Masen was born on Jan.
20, 2009 in Vero Beach, Fla. He
weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces
and was 20-1/4 inches long at
birth.
Masen Allen was welcomed
home by his brothers Conner
and Romin.
Maternal grandparents are
Steve Johnson of Okeechobee
and Debbie Rogers of Tampa.
Paternal grandparents are Cliff
and Margaret Rucks of Okeecho-
bee.


Masen Allen Rucks


Your community drecory

is a dick away!


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(Left) This cowboy learned the quick draw, and how to do it
safely. (Right) John Stokes of Australia has taken to knife
throwing.


Mr. and Mrs. Jose Banuelos


Okeechobee Forecast


FI I I I I I
ATETO PEOPL WIT MEICRE


Today: Partly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the
southeast between 5 and 15 mph with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around 62. Winds will be from
the south southeast around 5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Winds will be calm
becoming west southwest between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 59. Winds will
be calm becoming north around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from
north around 5 mph becoming east southeast.

Lotteries
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3


Two charged



in theft of pipe


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two local men have been
arrested in connection with the
theft of some specialized copper
tubing, and one of them was
charged with
trying to sell
the tubing to a
local recycling
center.
Joseph
Clinton Herbst
Ill, 24, N.W
90th Court,
was arrested Joseph
Friday, Feb. 6, Clinton
on charges of Herbst III
grand theft and
dealing in stolen property. He
was booked into the Okeecho
bee County Jail under a bond of
$5,000.
Also arrested was Jerrid
Wakefield Douglas, 22, N.W.
86th Court. He was charged
with grand theft, and his bond
was set at $2,500.
While both were charged
with the alleged theft, only
Herbst was charged with report-
edly selling the tubing.
An arrest report by Deputy
Sarah Green, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),


indicates the men went to the
victim's residence and took a to-
tal of 260 feet of tubing from un-
der a tarp. The tubing was then
cut into smaller lengths and
taken to the recycling center, the
report added.
Deputy
Green said the
medical grade
'K' tubing had
an estimated
value of $954.
She went on to
say that Herb
st was paid
Jerrid $178.50.
Wakefield According
Douglas to the arrest
report, the copper tubing is a
special medical copper and the
tubes are capped at each end to
keep the inside sterile.
The victim was able to iden
tify the tubing by lettering on
the outside. The victim also had
documentation for the tubing
that aided in its identification,
stated Deputy Green.
Deputy Green went on to
state in her report that the 20-
foot lengths of pipe had been
cut into shorter lengths and are
now of no use to the victim.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
arrested on felony drug charges
after over 600 grams of suspected
marijuana were found in his car.
Ariel Gonzalez, 23, N.W. 113th
Drive, has been charged with the
felonies of possession of marijua-
na with intent to
of marijuana
over 20 grams
and drivingwhile
license sus-
pended/revoked
- habitual of-
fender. He was
also arrested on Ariel
a misdemeanor Gonzalez
charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Gonzalez was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $10,000.
An arrest affidavit by Officer
Scott Morgan of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD)
states that he stopped Gonzalez
for failure to stop at a designated
stop area. Gonzalez, continued
the report, "... was sweating
profusely and seemed very ner-
vous."
After learning that Gonzalez
was driving illegally, the officer
asked him to get out of his green
Pontiac. The officer then asked for
permission to search the man's


car, but was refused.
At this point, Officer Morgan
contacted the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO) and re-
quested a K-9 be brought to the
scene. An OCSO detective and his
K-9 walked around the exterior of
the Pontiac and the K-9 alerted to
the trunk and the driver's door.
During a search of the vehicle,
Officer Morgan stated they found
a pipe commonly used to
smoke marijuana -and a green
leafy substance in the center con
sole.
In the trunk, another OCSO
detective found a small safe. Af-
ter opening the safe the detective
found two large plastic bags that
each contained a green leafy sub-
stance. Another small amount of
a similar substance was found in
the bottom of a clothes basket.
Officer Morgan stated that the
substances were all field tested,
and all indicated a positive result
for the presence of marijuana.
The officer's report states that
the large amount of suspected
marijuana found in the safe
weighed 599.79 grams with the
packaging. The other two pack-
ages of suspected marijuana
had a combined weight of 2.744
grams.
The OCPD officer also issued
Gonzalez traffic citations for driv-
ing while his license was sus-
pended and for failing to stop.


Car crash claims man's life


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man died at
a West Palm Beach hospital Sat-
urday, Feb. 7, from injuries he re-
ceived in a single-vehicle accident
on U.S. 441 S.E. earlier that day.


According to a Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP) accident report,
Gabriel Zane Painter, 22, was pro-
nounced dead at St. Mary's Hos-
pital at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Painter was in a vehicle
driven by Reginald Marquis Hay-
les Jr., 23, also of Okeechobee.


The report states Mr. Hayles was
taken to Raulerson Hospital and
was in serious condition.
The 8:13 a.m. accident was al-
cohol related, stated the accident
report by Trooper R.T. Ruiz.
Trooper Ruiz states in the re-
port that the 1998 Ford Explorer
driven by Mr. Hayles was south
bound on U.S. 441 S.E. when he
lost control of the SUV near the
Okeechobee-Martin county line.
The vehicle left the road and
struck a utility pole on the east


side of the highway.
The Explorer then overturned
twice, hit a fence post and rolled
over a third time. Mr. Painter was
thrown from the vehicle when the
SUV rolled over the third time.
Mr. Hayles was found about 50
feet from the vehicle.
According to the accident re
port, neither man was wearing a
seatbelt.
Trooper Ruiz estimated that
the Explorer sustained $10,000 in
damages.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Detectives from the Okeecho
bee Narcotics Task Force found
suspected methamphetamine as
well as a cutting agent after they
stopped a vehicle for running a
stop sign Monday afternoon.
Margaret Louise Hamblen, 32,
S.E. 18th Court, Okeechobee, was
arrested Feb. 9 on a felony charge
of possession of methamphet-
amine. She was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Hamblen was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $12,500.
According to a task force ar-
rest report, detectives stopped a
red 1995 Jeep in the 1000 block of
U.S. 441 N. for running a stop sign
at the intersection of N.W Fifth
Avenue and N.W Sixth Street.

Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Ricky Garza, 21, N.W 45th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 3, by Deputy Don-
nie Holmes on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with burglary of a conveyance
(11 counts), criminal mischief
over $1,000 (two counts) and
grand theft (six counts). He is be-
ing held without bond.
Gilford Elias Clark, 36, Brew-
ton Circle, Deltona, was arrested
Feb. 3, by DOC's Joseph Cracchi-
ola on charges of violation of pro-
bation purchase of a controlled
substance and violation of proba-
tion tampering with physical evi-
dence. He is being held without
bond.
Kolton James Coon, 16,
S.W Warfield Blvd., Indiantown,
was arrested Feb. 5, b Deputy
Patricia Massung on an Okeecho-
bee County adult arrest warrant
charging him with burglary of a
dwelling with assault or battery
while armed, criminal mischief
(two counts) and aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon. His
bond was set at $23,500.
Alexander N. Weygant, 60,
S.W Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale,
was arrested Feb. 6 by Deputy
Harold Hancock on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him
with failure to appear driving un-
der the influence. His bond was
set at $1,000.
James Matthew Hartig, 53,
Sabel Ridge Court, Palm Beach
Gardens, was arrested Feb. 7 by
Deputy Car Arnold on charges of
driving under the influence and
possession of marijuana under
20 grams. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Michael Dorek Evans, 28,
N.E. 18th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 7 by Deputy
Corporal Timothy Higgins on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation falsely impersonating
a law enforcement officer. He is
being held without bond.
Amanda Lee Robertson, 29,
N.E. 342nd Trail, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 9 by Deputy Pa-
tricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with


Hamblen, continued the report,
was a passenger in the Jeep.
After stopping the vehicle, the
detectives asked for and received
permission to search the vehicle.
The arrest report states that
during the search the detectives
found a clear plastic baggie con-
taiing a suspicious substance
stuffed inside a teddy bear. The
substance was field tested and
indicated a positive result for the
presence of methamphetamine.
Another bag was also found
inside the bag. That bag, contin-
ued the report, contained a sub-
stance commonly used to 'cut'
methamphetamine.
The suspected meth, the re
port stated, weighed 1.7 grams.
Detectives also issued the driv-
er of the Jeep a traffic citation for
the stop sign violation, the report
added.


failure to appear possession of
methamphetamine and failure to
appear possession of drug para-
phernalia. She is being held with-
out bond.
Gary Dwayne Chaney, 29,
Ave. E, Fort Pierce, was arrested
Feb. 9 by Deputy Harold Han-
cock on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended habitual of-
fender. He is being held without
bond.
Victor Gandarilla, 42, N.E.
128th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 9 by Deputy Corporal
Randy Thomas on a charge of
driving under the influence and
driving while license suspended
with knowledge. His bond was
set at $1,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has
had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform
this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A toddler was killed Sunday,
Feb. 8, when he fell under the
rear wheels of an F-250 pickup
truck while riding his bicycle in
the parking lot of the Town Cen-
ter Apartments.
Savion Jones, 3, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene, ac-
cording to a press release from
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD). The apart-
ment complex is located at 1799


S. Parrott Ave.
OCPD Officer Justin Bernst
states that the child was riding
his bicycle around 11:45 a.m.
and rode into the side of the
three-quarter ton Ford pickup -
driven by Andres Soliz Jr., 29, of
Clewiston as it was backing
out of a parking space. After hit-
ting the truck, the toddler was
pulled under the rear wheels.
The release goes on to state
that the accident is still under in-
vestigation.


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Where have all the good employees gone?
JOBS: I'm trying to understand why it is so hard to find decent
employees who want to work. People need to be thankful they have
employment when the unemployment rate is so high. I just don't un-
derstand where work ethics went?
EMPLOYERS: I've always held true to the theory, that if you don't
like the job you got there's a better one right down the street. The
employer should be thankful for an employee who gives his all, but
unfortunately most times that does not happen. So down the street
we go in search of one that does.
THANKFUL: at the present time where the unemployment is so
high and jobs are scarce you would think that people would value
their jobs whether good jobs or not. With so many people facing
layoffs, down sizing or being fired, the job prospects are getting to be
slim pickins especially in a small area like this one. I love my job but
have "corporate issues" at times. However, even though the frustra-
tions run high I go to work every day (sick or not) and on time, and
take responsibility for what needs to be done and give 100 percent
doing it. I need my paycheck to support my family.
WHERE ARE THE WORKERS: Where are all these people who
are building the statistics and how can they afford not to work? Turn-
over is at an all time high and we are not even getting applications
for new hires. Is it just the area in general or is this a situation that is
occurring in other places? Then when we finally get someone, they
are late consistently, do sub standard work and eventually either quit
or get fired... go figure.
WORK: You want to know why others don't want to work? It is
because the majority has been brought up to believe they don't have
to work in order to get anything they want in life. Actually, mommy
and daddy have taught them they don't need to. In days gone by, a
son often worked alongside his dad and learned how to do what he
did, from the ground up, so to speak. Or some owner of a business
would take in a young willing worker to work alongside him and
learn a trade. Nowadays, since everyone wants a better life for their
children they try to see that sonny or daughter enters the business at
the top of the ladder. What you often have is know-it-all young people
at the top telling older workers how it's done. Bad outcome.
JOBS: In the past six months, I have had several people quit be-
cause they thought they could do better. Since then, all of them have
called, begging, trying to get their old jobs back. But they were out of
luck. Sometimes, I think you need to appreciate what you have rather
than always thinking you can do better somewhere else.

Speckled Perch Festival
PARADE PARKING: I went yesterday morning to the parade. I
was downtown at 9:20 a.m. We drove down Fifth Avenue and went
to pull into a spot across and couldn't believe there was someone
standing in the spot holding it for someone and would not move for
us to park. Then as we turned left onto S. Park there were three ladies
camped out in lawn chairs in a parking spot. I felt like I was back in
elementary school asking one of my friends to "hold my spot" in line.
But the parade was great and so were all the vendors.
FISH: I am a little confused. Why don't they have Speckled Perch
on sale to eat at the festival? Editor's note: Due to health depart-
ment rules, only fish that have been commercially harvested and
processed may be served at public events. Speckled Perch, a game
fish, cannot be commercially harvested. When the festival started
many years ago, Chamber of Commerce members did catch and
serve Speckled Perch. However, more than 20 years ago the festival
organizers had to switch to commercially harvested fish.

New Restaurants in town
GRAND OPENING: I'm with those who are waiting for the new
restaurants to put their "grand opening" ads in the newspaper. When
they're ready to announce the grand opening, I figure they will have
all of the people trained and any kinks worked out. I wish them luck
and will be watching the paper for their ad.
What about this summer?
SLOW SEASON: what is going to happen this summer with our
local economy? We always have slow summers but with all that's
happened with the national economy, what are we going to be facing
here? I know there are some new restaurants opening but when the
snowbirds go home, business will drop off and hurt the ones that are
already here. Just wondering what others might be thinking about
this issue.

Obama's Town Hall Meetings
MEETINGS: What in the world is going on with Obama jetting
around all over the place holding town hall meetings about this stim-
ulus package? I never in my days have heard of a president doing this,
perhaps I am just not up to date on how presidents get bills passed.
Why isn't he at the White House tending to other business? This bill
can't be the only thing that needs taking care of. I would think be-
ing briefed on world situations might cone in there somewhere. He
surely can't have learned all there is to know in such a short period
of time. What about all the buck he is spending, jetting around with
his security forces. We are paying for that also. If he would just pass
an across the board NO PORK bill I am sure the bill would pass as
I believe that it is about fifty percent pork but don't hold me to that
figure.
ERROR: President Obama made a grave error. Instead of design-
ing this "Spendulous Bill," he allowed the House to design it giving
Madam Pelosi and her associates a golden opportunity to load this bill
with items that would never pass normal budgetary appropriations.
Then without much review he allowed it to be crammed down the
House's throat. Bad mistake, he had the votes there, but on to the
Senate. When it went to the Senate (after a non-partisan vote for, but
a partisan vote against) it ran into trouble. The Senate doesn't have
that "bullet proof" majority the House has. That means, they had to
have Republican input and Republican approval. It didn't happen,
the pork was too much to swallow. And the longer it "lingered" the
more the smell of rancid lard was noticed. So he must flit around to
try to spend some of his personal capital gained during the election
to "sell" this dead hog.
COULD HURT: On Wednesday, the nonpartisan Congressional
Budget Office said President Obama's economic recovery package
will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were
to do nothing. They added that the House and Senate bills will help
in the short term but result in so much government debt that within
a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually lead-
ing to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than
if the government had done nothing. Why are we "rushing" this bill
through? Cut the spending that occurs after two or more years down
the road -- we can debate it at ease -- look at the spending that will
occur now, debate it, then pass a clean bill.
DEMOCRATS: I am ashamed to be a registered Democrat after
reading about all of the special interest spending the Democrats in
Congress added into the stimulus bill. Everyone has their hand out to
get some of that pork barrel spending. I agree that we should spend
on infrastructure -- such as roads and schools. But there are so many
crazy special interest projects thrown it that it is a joke. Only about
one-third of the money will be used for infrastructure projects. I don't
think we need to go into debt just to create more big government
agencies.


Okeechobee Health Department News


Why is the infant-
feeding decision so
important?

By Linda Wier
Okeechobee County Health
Department
As a mother prepares for the
birth of her child, she must make
many important health decisions,
including how she will feed her
baby. In order to make an in-
formed decision, women need
objective, accurate information.
Unfortunately, misinformation
about breastfeeding is common,
and a mother may receive mixed
messages.
Children who are not breastfed
are at a greater risk for a variety of
diseases including diabetes, child-
hood overweight, obesity and


some childhood
cancers such as
leukemia. For-
mula-fed infants
are also more
likely to suffer
from diarrhea
and ear infec-
tions and have
a higher risk Lida
for developing Wler
dangerous respiratory illnesses
such as pneumonia and respira-
tory syncytial virus (RSV). Some
studies also indicate that the lack
of breastfeeding can be a risk fac-
tor for sudden infant death syn-
drome (SIDS). Premature infants
who do not receive human milk
are also at a greater risk for life-
threatening gastrointestinal dis-
eases and premature infants who
DO receive human milk get out of
the NICU sooner.
Breastfeeding helps mothers


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Pet of the Week
"Miss Ellie," a very shy Terrier mix would make a great
companion dog. Her adoption fee is $105 which includes
her spay, a heartworm check, a rabies vaccine, DA2LP and
parvo' vaccine and a County license. All adoptions require
a home visit and any other pets to be currently vaccinated
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recover from childbirth and keeps
them healthier throughout their
lives. Breastfeeding also helps
the uterus to shrink to its pre-
pregnancy state and reduces the
amount of blood lost after deliv-
ery and this in turn helps prevent
anemia in the mother. Mothers
who breastfeed for at least three
months are more likely to return
to their pre-pregnancy weight
than those who do not. Mothers
who breastfeed are at reduced
risk for breast, endometrial and
ovarian cancers. Breastfeeding re-
duces maternal stress, promotes
confidence, encourages bonding
with the newborn, and may re-
duce risk of postpartum depres-
sion.
Some barriers to breastfeeding
may include a mother's concern
that she may not be able to sup-
ply enough milk. The more the
baby feeds, the more milk the


mother will produce. Her milk
has everything her baby needs
even in the first days after birth.
Other concerns may include em-
barrassment, fear of pain, lack ol
support, or lack of basic informa-
tion about how to get started.
The entire Okeechobee County
Health Department WIC staff has
had training regarding promot-
ing breastfeeding and answering
breastfeeding questions. For an-
swers to breastfeeding questions
or assistance with breastfeeding
concerns, call Linda at 863-462-
5824, Amanda at 863-462-5715
or Shonda at 863-462-5814. Linda
is available to assist all pregnant
or breastfeeding mothers in
Okeechobee County even if the
mother is not a WIC participant.
There is no charge for any of the
above services.


Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group open
discussion 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m. The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any 12 step
fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group
facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-2893.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food will be served at
5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second Wednesday of every
month at noon at the Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited
to attend.

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




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Daughters of the American Revolution host special program


The Okeechobee Chapter
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution (DAR)
held its January meeting at the
Okeechobee County Public Li-
brary with a special program
presented by Tony Bullington, the
Program Manager for the Educa-
tion Department of the Seminole
Tribe. He presented an interesting
power point presentation giving
an overview of the services that
are provided by the Education
Department of the Seminole Tribe
to the children of the tribe and
their families. He gave an exciting

Consignmen
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Do you have old clothes that
still have a lot of life in them?
Would you like to find clothing at
reasonable prices?
In both cases come to Upscale
Retail, the consignment shop run
by Dawn Huddleston and Elma
Yates. They specialize in wom-
en's and children's clothes, baby
furniture and women's accesso-
ries such as jewelry, purses and
shoes. Both ladies have lived in
Okeechobee for many years and
also work at other jobs. Ms. Hud-
dleston is a beautician and Ms.
Yeats manages the Shrine Club.
They say they can clothe your
family for less and in style.
If the clothing does not sell,
with the owner's permission,
they donate it to either Real Life
Children's Ranch, Hospice of
Okeechobee or the ARC. The
shop is located at 2303 S. Parrott


update of the Pemayetv Ema-
hakv Elementary School" that
is housed on the property of the
Seminole Tribe. The name of the
school translates as the "Our Way
School." One of the focuses of the
school is to maintain the history
and culture of its native people.
The Seminole Education De-
partment cares not only for the
school but also offers a; Parent
Advisory Committee, Education
Advisory Board, "10-12 Graders
Close Up Trips", end of the year
incentive awards, "Florida In-
dian Youth Summer Programs",

t shop offers


college recruitment programs,
college scholarships, adult edu-
cation, GED training, oversees a
summer "Work Experience Pro-
gram", offers tutorial services,
as well as many other areas of
services to the Seminole Tribes
families.
Mr. Bullington assists Ms.
Emma Johns, the Seminole Tribe
Director of Education, with day
to day operations of the depart-
ment. He is also a Licensed Men-
tal Health Counselor and provides
in school counseling services for
Seminole students.

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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dawn Huddleston, left, and Elma Yates, right, operate Up-
scale Retail, a consignment shop located at 2303 S. Parrott
Ave., Suite A.


Ave., Suite A. There is parking in
the rear of the building. The hours
are Monday and Saturday, 11 a.m.


to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through
Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tele-
phone number is 863 467 2629.


Navigation locks to be closed


Boat traffic will not
be allowed due to
lowering lake levels
The navigation locks, S-193 at
Taylor Creek, G-36 at Henry Creek
and S-135 at J&S Fish Camp will
be closed to all boat traffic when
Lake Okeechobee's water level
falls to 13.00 ft. NVGD.
Currently, the forecast calls for
a continuing dry weather, with
little to no significant rainfall pre-
dicted to recharge local drainage
basins along the rim canals that
flow into Lake Okeechobee. The
weather pattern has triggered the


decision to close these naviga-
tion locks. This is being done in
order to maintain current canal
water levels in the areas serviced
by these locks. Once these navi-
gation locks are secured in the
closed and unmanned position,
they will remain closed until
water in Lake Okeechobee is re-
charged through rainfall to a level
that water managers feel will en-
able them to resume normal lock
operations while maintaining ca-
nal levels north of the lake.
These closures will slow the
loss of water from boat lockage in
the local drainage basins includ-
ing Taylor Creek and Treasure Is-
land canal systems and maintain


navigable levels in these systems
as these dry conditions per-
sist. During the recent drought,
low water levels in these canals
caused them to become impass-
able and overgrown with vegeta-
tion. Following requests from the
surrounding community, the Dis-
trict closed the navigation locks
to preserve the remaining water
for both navigation and for water
supply. This action will provide
similar protections.
For additional information
about the navigation locks, wa-
ter levels or other District proj-
ects, please phone the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.


The February meeting was
held on Saturday, Feb. 7. It was
the 14th birthday of the Okeecho-
bee Chapter DAR. Following a
birthday celebration a program
was presented by chapter mem-
ber Debbie Clemons titled, "Presi-
dential Inaugurations" in honor of
February 16th, "Presidents Day".
The program chronicled the
highlights of many of our nations
Presidential Inaugurations includ-
ing this year's inauguration of
President Barack Obama. Many
interesting facts and humorous
sidelights of past celebrations
were told.


Beginning with George Wash-
ington, the president has always
been sworn in with these words,
"I do solemnly swear that I will
faithfully execute the office of
President of the United States,
and will to the best of my abil-
ity, preserve, protect and defend
the Constitution of the United
States."
This also serves as one of the
goals of the Daughters of the
American Revolution. It is their
desire to follow the beliefs of the
"American Creed" as it is quoted
at every meeting: "I believe in
the United States of America as a


government of the people, by the
people, for the people, whose just
powers are derived from the con-
sent of the governed; a democracy
in a republic; a sovereign nation
of may sovereign states; a perfect
Union, one and inseparable; es-
tablished upon those principles
of freedom, equality, justice, and
humanity for which American pa-
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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Community Events


'Ideas and
Opportunities'
business seminar
Do you have a business idea or
business opportunity? Come to
the Florida Gulf Coast University
- Okeechobee Branch Small Busi-
ness Development Center 'Ideas
and Opportunities' Seminar.
The seminar set to be held on
Thursday, Feb. 12, from 5:30 un-
til 7:30 p.m. at IRSC will deal with
considerations in new business
start ups including:
Pricing
Target market identifications
Proper marketing selection
Expense and funding issues
Market analysis
The seminar is free to attend
and is sponsored by the Small
Business Development Center
Networks at Florida Gulf Coast
University and Indian River State
College. Reservations for the sem-
inar are required. Please contact
Sean Moore at 863-517-0097 or
email spmoore@fgcu.edu. Pro-
gram outline and further descrip-
tions available along with online
registration at http://cli.fgcu.edu/
cob/sbdc.


Children's Services
Council meeting
The Children's Services Coun-
cil will meet on Thursday, Feb.
12, at 5 p.m. in Room 303 of
the Okeechobee County School
Board Office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave.

Area Agency on Aging
announces directors
meeting
The Area Agency on Aging of
Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
Special Board of Directors meet-
ing is scheduled to be held on
Thursday, Feb. 12, at The Area
Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/
Treasure Coast, Inc., 4400 N. Con-
gress Avenue, West Palm Beach,
FL 33407. The meeting is sched-
uled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and is
taking the place of the regularly
scheduled monthly Executive
Committee meeting. Contracts re-
quiring the expenditure of funds
are a regular agenda item of this
meeting. Please call Vivian Pfau,
Area Agency on Aging, at 561-
684-5885 for more information.


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

Grace Brethren holds
Valentines event
The Okeechobee Grace Breth-
ren Church will have a Valentine
get together Saturday, Feb. 14,
from 5 until 8 p.m. Come join us
for fellowship, fun, food and mu-
sic. Call 863-763-7800 for more
information, directions and to
R.S.VP. This is a free event. The
public is invited.


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Gennaro Joseph
Monichetti, 81
CAPE MAY, NJ. Gennaro Jo-
seph Monichetti, of Cape May and
winter resident of North Lake Es-
tates, Okeechobee, died Monday,
Feb. 9, 2009, in Raulerson Hospital.
He was 81.
Born May 26, 1927, in Sea Isle City,
New Jersey he had been a lifetime
resident of New Jersey serving in the
U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a member of the South
Seaville United Methodist Church,
Seaville, Villas Fishing Club, Moose
Lodge, Lower Township, Director of
the 4H Foundation for many years,
Cape May Court House, and retired
Volunteer Fireman, Cape May Court
House.
He is preceded in death by a son,
Gene Francis and a brother, Salva-
tore.
He is survived by his wife of 36
years, JoAnne; daughters, Susan
Beth Monichetti of Marlton, Carol
Sawyer of Cape May Court House;
son, James T. Monichetti of Cape
May Court House; sisters, Rose Ma-
rie Reno (Raymond) of Oceanside,
Calif., Rita Ann Gore (Edward), of
Hamilton Square, Mary Elizabeth
Keene of Cape May Court House,
Maria Josephine Conlow (Frederick)
of Cape May Court House, Joan Car-
ol Sigafoos (Fred) of Willow Street,
Pa., and Barbara Jane Kennedy
(John) of Yardley, Pa. In addition he
is survived by grandsons, Marc
Monichetti of Elmira, N.Y., and Mat-
thew Monichett of New Jersey.
The family will receive friends to-
day, Feb. 11, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m.
in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel,
110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee.
Condolences may be sent to
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
Okeechobee.


Margaret E. Loomis, 82
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. Margaret E.
Loomis, of Springfield, and Okee-
chobee, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 13,
2009, in Lawnwood Medical Center
in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was 82.
She was born June 3, 1926, in Ni-
antic Township, Macon County, the
daughter of Herman and Maude Dis-
ney Burge.
She married Robert E. Coe, who
preceded her in death in 1976. She
then married John R. Bice. Follow-
ing his death she married Robert W.
Loomis who also preceded her in
death in 2002.
She was also preceded in death by
her parents; a sister, Mary; brothers,
Otis, Percy and David; and a daugh-
ter, Nancy Carr.
She is survived by a son, Carrell
(Doc) Coe of Dawson II; five grand-
children; 11 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Sarah Boyett of Bronson, Tex-
as; and several nieces and nephews.
Margaret was a resident of Mecha-
nicsburg from 1942 to 1988. In 1980,
she became a winter resident of
Okeechobee, Fla.
She was the founder and Queen
Mother of the Seminole Cove Cuties
Chapters of the Red Hat Society in
Okeechobee, Fla., past president of
Springfield Lioness club, a member
of the order of the Easter Star-Venus
Chapter 408.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking,
caring for her house and caring for
others in need.
There will be a memorial service at
the club house in the Seminole Cov-
er, Okeechobee, Fla., on Friday at 10
a.m. The Rev. James Dawson will be
officiating.
Anyone caring to donate in Marga-
ret's memory may do so to Okee-
chobee Hospice.


Savion Elijah Jones, 3
OKEECHOBEE Savion Elijah
Jones, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
Feb. 8, 2009, in
Okeechobee. He
was 3.
Born Sept. 25,
2005, in Sebring,
he had been a
lifetime resident
of Okeechobee. .e-
He is preceded c e "
in death by his aunt, April Brown
and cousin, Sydney Page Brown.
He is survived by his father, Adrian
Jones of Okeechobee; mother, An-
gela Yates of Okeechobee; brothers,
Adrian Jones of North Carolina, De-
andre Jones of Georgia, Ladarian
Jones of Okeechobee; sisters, Ta-
makia Jones of Okeechobee, Shan-
drian Jones of Georgia; maternal
grandmother, Marlena Garcia (Gil-
bert) of Okeechobee; maternal
grandfather, Paul Yates (Allie) of Pa-
latka; paternal grandmother, Doro-
thy Mae Jones; paternal grandfather,
Aron Brown. In addition he is sur-
vived by a host of uncles, aunts and
cousins including uncle, Paul Yates.
The family will receive friends on
Saturday from noon until service time
of 1 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may leave condolences at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th St., Okeechobee.

Charles 'Chip' Miller
Campbell, 62
OKEECHOBEE Charles "Chip"
Miller Campbell, of Okeechobee,
died in his home
Feb. 9, 2009. He
was 62.
He was born
Aug. 8, 1946, in
Beaufort, S.C., to
the late Charles
M. Campbell Sr.
and Barbara
Mitchell Campbell. He was a citrus
grower and an avid fisherman.
Mr. Campbell was preceded in
death by his brother, John Douglas
Campbell.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara
"Barbie" Campbell of Okeechobee;
son, Charles "Chad" Edward Camp-
bell (Niki) of Okeechobee; sister,
Barbara Ann Campbell of Stuart;
two granddaughters, Lacey and Lay-
la.
Memorial service will be held 2
p.m. Thursday at Oakview Baptist
Church with Pastor John Garrison
officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548,
Okeechobee, FL 34973.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.


Gabriel 'Gabe'
Painter, 22
OKEECHOBEE Gabriel Painter,
of Okeechobee, died Feb. 7, 2009.
He was 22.
On June 16,
1986, a blessing
was born to Mark
Painter and Mar-
quita Fruge. He
was the best son,
brother and
friend, to those
that knew him could ever ask for.
He was awarded Mr. Brahman at
his alma mater, Okeechobee High
School. He was a member of the
class of 2004 where he was captain
of the football team. He worked as
an air conditioner and refrigeration
repairman and accountant.
He was predeceased by his grand-
parents, Joe and Bea Painter, and
Cormet Fruge.
He is survived by his father, Mark
Painter; mother, Marquita Fruge; pa-
ternal grandmother, Della Walker;
sister, Shannon Mariah Burch of Ra-
gley, La.; three brothers, Michael,
Zachariah "Zack" and Ezekiel "Easy";
girlfriend, Jade; and numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Thursday at Bass Okeechobee Chap-
el.
Memorials may be made to Sea-
coast National Bank in the account
for Marquita Fruge for Gabriel Paint-
er.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 7


OUA recognizes board member and employee


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
While the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) Board of Direc-
tors discussed several issues with-
out taking formal action, they did
honor outgoing board member
Elder Sumner and thirty year em-
ployee Roy Reno for their contri-
butions to the utility.
Mr. Sumner stepped down af-
ter 12 years on the board of direc-
tors. He was presented a plaque
by board chairman Steve Nelson.
"It's been a pleasure, I think,"
Mr. Sumner said of his time on
the board. "This is the most in-
formed and most unselfish board
I have sat on."
Mr. Sumner noted that the
utility has made a lot of improve-
ments during his 12 years. At first
he said city and county appoin-


tees were representing only the
interests of the particular govern-
ments that appointed them. That
has changed, he said, and now
the board operates in unity. Mr.
Sumner went on to say that the
unity displayed by the OUA board
contributed to unity between the
city council and the county com-
mission.
Mr. Sumner said he wants to
spend more time on his Georgia
farm.
Mr. Reno, director of opera-
tions, was presented by a cer-
tificate by Mr. Nelson recognizing
his 30 years service to the utility.
The board spent some time
discussing a developers agree-
ment that fell victim to the hard
economic times.
Last February the board grant-
ed a 12 months extension of their


developers agreement with Dr.
Ben Schachter, an east coast vet-
erinarian. The original agreement
called for work on a proposed
housing development on S.W
16th Avenue to begin by last Feb-
ruary. Dr. Schachter and his fam-
ily own the land which was being
developed by Sunland Homes.
Sunland Homes went bankrupt
leaving the property owners hold-
ing the bag. Dr. Schachter said
he was actively seeking another
financial backer to develop the
property. He had paid in full the
fees to reserve wastewater ser-
vice for 24 units. According to
the terms of the agreement, he
should have forfeited all the fees
he had paid. However, the board
agreed to a one year extension
provided Dr. Schachter would
pay the monthly base charge for


wastewater service.
Theyear's extension is over and
Dr. Schachter stated that he can-
not continue to pay the monthly
base payments. The veterinarian
asked for a 24 month extension.
Instead of paying monthly base
fees, he offered to forfeit two of
the 24 reserved wastewater units
already paid for.
Board members expressed a
reluctance to set a precedence
by allowing the swap. However,
since Mr. Schachter was not at the
meeting, the matter was tabled
until next month.
The board also took no ac-
tion on approving a contract and
grant involving South Florida
Water Management District and
Williams Cattle Company over
the use of treated wastewater to
irrigate Williams' citrus groves.


There were still some details that
the board asked Mr. Conley to
iron out before they took action.
In other action the board:
approved a scope of work
totaling $638,000 to Metzger &
Willard for a wastewater system
including preliminary design, sur-
veying, geotechnical, final design,
permitting, financing and over-
all project management for the
north end of Treasure Island and
the south end of Treasure Island
including an extension to Kings
Bay.
approved the finance report
for the period ending Jan. 31;
approved a progress pay-
ment in the amount of $298,467
submitted by Wharton-Smith,
Inc. of Palm City for work com-
pleted on the wastewater treat-
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approved a payment in the
amount of $90,855.28 submitted
by Derrico Construction Corp. of
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and gravity sewer rehabilitation
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approved a work change di-
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amount of $6,095 for additional
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initially processes and dries re-
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Leaving the board
Okeechobee Utility Authority Board of Directors Chairman
Steve Nelson, right, presents board member Elder Sum-
ner, left, with a plaque commemorating his 12 years on the
board. The presentation took place at the Feb. 10 board
meeting.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Thirty years' service
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Pageant to Crown '2009 Miss Okeechobee County Fair'


Sign-up deadline
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When Miss Okeechobee
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day, March 13, she will begin a
year-long reign that may even
include participation in the Miss
Florida Teen USA pageant later in
the year. The girl who wins here
may choose to take a cash award
toward going on to Miss Florida
Teen USA or accept a college
scholarship."
Mary Kathleen Barber, 2008


Miss Okeechobee County Fair, will
crown the 2009 Miss Okeechobee
County Fair. The new queen will
preside over events during this
year's fair and will be the official
representative of the county fair
at other events throughout her
reign.
Donny Arnold is pageant di-
rector. He is also a local firefighter
and has run the annual Mr. and
Miss Firecracker Pageant for the
past fifteen years. Leslie Stokes
is the pageant coordinator; train-
ing the girls to put on an exciting
show, which will begin at 7 p.m.


Emcees for the pageant are David
Lee and Bridgette Waldau. Rafael
Pacheco, of Creations in Fotogra-
fia is the pageant's official pho-
tographer.
The competition begins earlier
in the day, with individual inter-
views with a team of well-qual-
ified judges. The on-stage judg-
ing will include evening gown
and swim suit competitions. The
young ladies will be questioned
on stage as a part of the final de-
termination of who will have the
honor of becoming the 2009 Miss
Okeechobee County Fair.


The winner, finalists will re-
ceive a number of prizes, and
awards will also be presented
to "Miss Photogenic" and "Miss
Congeniality."
"This is more than just a beau-
ty pageant," Donny Arnold says.
"We are looking for a girl who is
proud of her accomplishments
and her community."
Mary Kathleen Barber, 2008
Miss Okeechobee County Fair,
represented Okeechobee with
great style and grace, not only at
the Miss Florida Teen USA pag-
eant but also around the state and


Brush fire threatens Okeechobee homes


our community. You can follow
her busy year on the Okeechobee
County Fair's web site.
There is still time to sign up.
The committee has extended the
deadline to February 13. This is
a wonderful opportunity for a
young lady in our community.
Please contact DonnyArnold at
863-634-6464 for any questions.
Applications and rules may be
obtained on line www.okeecho-
beecountyfair.com or pick up an
application at Cottage One-Elev-
en, 111 N.E. Second Street.


Submitted photo
Mary Barber was crowned the
first Miss Okeechobee Coun-
ty Fair in 2008. Now it is her
turn to turn over her crown
to the 2009 queen. Pageant
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Sunday according to fire reports.


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A fire report from paramedic


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Area churches plan special programs


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Sunday mornings at 10:30
Matthew and Rachel Belleville will
be taking kids in children's church
at Abundant Blessings. 4550 U.
S. 441 N., to a new level of excite-
ment. Also, a new youth pastor
joined the Abundant Blessings staff
on Feb. 1. He is looking forward
to working with the youth in our
church and community. The adult
song service has changed some-


what, with the use of videos and
new contemporary music. Satur-
day, Feb. 21 will be an exciting day
for kids and adults alike. Eight in-
flatable bouncers will be set up for
the kids, and there will be free food
and a yard sale. This will be the
new pastor's way of saying to the
community, "Let's get acquainted."
The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On
Saturday, April 4-the day before
Palm Sunday the public is invited
to join Abundant Blessings in a din-


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Rotarian president Maureen Budjinski (left) and the
Okeechobee Rotary Club learned about the upcoming
March of Dimes' March for Babies which will be held on
Saturday, March 7, from the local coordinator Laura McCall
(center) and the divisional director Pam Crowley (right).


ner theater beginning at 5 p.m.
Okeechobee Grace Breth-
ren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave., is
sponsoring a Valentine get together
Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m..
Come join them for fellowship, fun,
food and music. Call 863-763-7800
for more information and R.S.VP.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750
N.W 23rd Lane, has a youth group
for grades 5 -12 that meets Wednes-
days from 5:15-7:30. Students in
8th grade and up are invited to
the Fellowship Hall after school to
work on homework, play board
games or just hang out. Each week
we have an activity, meal and Bible
study. Come and bring a friend. On
Feb. 20 the youth will travel to the
Riverside Retreat Center in La Belle
for their second annual Heartland
Circuit Spring Youth Retreat. They
will get to know youth from other
churches in the area, spend time in
God's Word, and participate in ac-
tivities such as kayaking, volleyball,
archery, basketball and cycling. Call
the church office for more informa-
tion. The FI-Ga District 2009 High
School Youth Gathering with the
theme "Connected will be held
March 6-8 at the Wyndham River-
walk Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. This
is a great opportunity to spend time
with old friends, meet new friends,
and grow closer to God. They will


Places of
Worship
connect the community to Christ
through several high energy, high-
impact service projects and enjoy
great music, speakers and fellow-
ship. All interest youth are invited
to call the church office for more in-
formation. Adults are invited to join
any of the following Bible classes:
Firm Foundations, a study of the
Catechism by Pastor Hirst: In the
Grip of Grace, a study of Max Lu-
cado's book led by Ed Van Deman;
Resting in Him, a study on finding
rest in Christ led by Angie Achong;
The Purpose-Driven Life, a study of
discovering God's purpose for your
life led by John Simms. Call the
church office for meeting times.
Bethel Missionary Baptist
Church, 1258 N.E. 13th Ave., will
celebrate its 39th Church Anniver-
sary on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 11 a.m.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St., is taking a group of


adults to the Broadway Palm Din-
ner Theater in Fort Myers to see the
hilarious comedy "Church Base-
ment Ladies." Feb. 15 is the dead-
line for the March 6 trip. The cost is
$60 per person, which includes the
chartered bus, buffet dinner at the
theatre and the show. For more in-
formation, please call the church at
863 763-1699 from Monday through
Thursday. Oakview Baptist Church
will be having "Oak-Fest" on Friday,
Feb. 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. Please
make plans to join them for a night
of fun for the whole family with in-
flatables, games, horses, food and
live entertainment. Best of all it's
FREE! For more information please
call 863-763-1699.
Cornerstone BaptistChurch,
18387 U. S.441 N.at McArthurDairy,
is hosting the movie "Fireproof"
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. This
is a movie that will encourage your
heart and show you a new way to
look at marriage, strengthen your
marriage and provide help to mar-
riages that are struggling. Free child
care will be provided. Please RSVP
by calling 863 532 8519 or e mailing
Tom@Cornerstoneokee.org.
Okeechobee Church of
Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
be having a Gospel Meeting Feb.
15-18. Sunday services will be at
the regular times. Bible study is at


930 a.m., Sunday morning worship
is at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday eve-
ning worship is at 6 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday nights ser-
vices will be at 7 p.m. Rev. James
Watkins from Tennessee will be
preaching. The church also has two
new classes for ladies. Each Mon-
day at 10:30 a.m. there is a Ladies
Bible Class. The theme is "Season-
ing Your Words." Each Thursday
night at 7 p.m. there is a class for
ladies on healthy living. Everyone
is welcome.
The Gathering Church, 1735
S.W 24th Ave., is hosting weekly
"growth groups." Each group will
focus on a different area of inter-
est or need; such as grief support,
health & nutrition, and debt elimi-
nation, as well as a variety of inter-
active Bible studies. Everyone will
meet in the main sanctuary at 7
p.m. and be dismissed to the group
of their choice. For more informa-
tion call the church office at 863-
357-4418. Everyone is welcome to
attend.
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
mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Contact
Nancy Vaughan at the church office
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Ropers
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for Jay Silverheels.
Dick Haines, a member of the
International Knife Throwers Hall of
Fame, was there for his second visit.
He is known as the world's fastest
knife thrower. "I love this. You get to
do some lariats, bull whips, throw
some knives and have all sorts of
fun," he said.
A.J. Silver, one of the best trick
ropers in the country, was also on
hand. He was educated in dance,
and combined that with his roping
abilities to put on shows in Branson,
Pigeon Falls-Tennessee, and other
areas.
Mr. Reynolds, known in recent
years as a horse trainer, relived his
memories of playing Little Beaver
on the old Red Rider series. He also
played in movies alongside Roy
Rogers and Gene Autry. He also ap-
peared with Robert Mitchum in the
film, "The Red Pony." Reynolds was
the last actor to play Little Beaver.
The most famous actor to play the
role was Robert Blake. Tommy Cook


Escapee
Continued From Page 1

Perez was arrested Dec. 16,
2008, on charges of burglary,
grand theft and possession of
burglary tools. His bond was set
at $46,000. Then, on Jan. 1, 2009,
he tried to escape from the coun-
ty jail by breaking out a window.
He was subsequently charged
with attempted escape and felony
criminal mischief. His bond on
those charges was set at $15,000.
Records indicate that Perez
was scheduled to appear in cir-
cuit court Wednesday, Feb. 11,
at 9 a.m. on the January 2009
charges.
Maj. Stephen went on to say
the man's jail-issued orange jump-
suit was found in close proximity
to the jail and he suspects Perez
had help.
When Perez was taken to the
outdoors pod Maj. Stephen said


Fire
Continued From Page 1

destroyed many homes. Ms. Yu-
nas said they hope nothing like
that happens in Okeechobee.
"The forecast for this year
would be very busy," Ms. Yunas
said, "The two recent frosts last
week has created a lot of drying
affects. We ask people to be very
cautious. Now is the time to pro-
tect your home and also be cau-


Honor
Continued From Page 1

connection with the courthouse
renovation. The board will be
asked to approve terrazzo tile as
the finish floor type and approve
a change order in the amount of
$82,016 for concrete floor remov-
al and replacement, existing fill
material removal, replacement/
compaction.
In another construction mat-
ter, Mr. Oden will present a pro-
posal from L.E.B. Demolition and
Consulting Contractors, Inc. of
Jensen Beach to demolish the
historic jail and remove all debris
from the property. Some bricks
and artifacts will be saved to be
incorporated into an expansion of
the current jail.
Commissioners will once
again be facing the effects of bud-
get shortfalls when they decide
whether to continue, terminate
or suspend for a specified time,
the development of the county's
long range transportation plan.
The county had contracted with
Kimley-Horn and Associates to
prepare the plan. The original
agreement was for $195,000.
As of Jan. 30, $103,00 had been
spent for work performed. The
work is funded from the trans-
portation trust fund and must be
completed by Aug. 31.
In other action the board is ex-
pected to:
proclaim the week of Feb.
15-21, to be National Engineer's
Week in Okeechobee County;
consider approval of a
change order in the amount of
$44,475.61 to Sheltra and Son
Construction to use the remain-
der of CDBG grant money on the
Douglas Park stormwater project;
hear a presentation from the
Florida Department of Transpor-
tation on the S.R. 70 four laneing
project:
consider a request from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice to use the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center for D.A.R.E.
Graduation on May 20;
authorize advertisement for
a public hearing to consider adop-
tion of an ordinance to amend
animal control regulations;
make two appointments to
the tourist development council
board;
consider awarding a contract
of $31,158.47 to Roumelis Plan-
ning & Development Services for
grant administration and project


played the role on radio. Mr. Reynolds
played alongside Jim Bannon as Red
Rider. Don Redberry also played Red
Rider at times as did Wild Bill Elliott
and Alan Rocky Lane.
Mr. Reynolds said he really en-
joyed himself and loves to talk about
westerns, "It's dying off because the
younger generation has just out-
grown it. You ask them who Red Rid-
er was and they don't know. They've
all outgrown it."
Mr. Reynolds helped train Shad-
owfax the white horse in the Lord
of the Rings series. He instructed
the horse on all of his actions in the


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Bill Leighton shows the crowd how
to properly handle a Colt revolver.

he would have been in handcuffs
and shackles, but the restraints
would have been removed once
he reached the pod. Sometime
after the restraints were removed,
Perez made his escape.
A criminal investigation is un-
der way, as well as an administra-
tive probe as to how Perez was
able to escape.
Maj. Stephen said as far as he
knows Perez is the first inmate to
escape from the county jail.
As the county's top law en-
forcement official, Sheriff Paul
May said he is taking responsibil-
ity for the escape.
"A lot of things go right at your
sheriff's office and when they do
I, as your sheriff, get the credit.
With the escape of this inmate,
something has gone wrong and I,
as your sheriff, take full responsi-
bility for this incident," he said in
a prepared statement.
The sheriff said Jail Adminis-
trator Ronnie White and his staff
are reviewing the jail's security


movie. He also has trained elephants,
camels and cattle. He trained six
horses in the Disney movie, "Kate and
Leopold" in 2001. He also worked
with cattle on the movie set of "The
Scorpion King."
"I met Gordie at a film festival
in Memphis a few years ago and he
invited me down here. I'm having a
real good time," he said.
John Stokes came a long way to
visit Okeechobee. He is a resident of
Melbourne, Australia. He noted he
saw an advertisement about the Rop-
ers Gathering and decided to drive
from Los Angeles in a camper to
learn more about his new love, knife
throwing.
"It's a marvelous turnout. I wish
we had something like this in Austra-
lia but our laws won't allow it. You
can't carry guns or knives in Austra-
lia," he said.
Mr. Stokes said he bought some
knives in Las Vegas and has been
practicing with them every chance
he gets, "Could you believe I've
only been doing it for a few hours.
I'm hoping to get interest in this in
Australia. It's not expensive and it
suits all ages," he said. "Yesterday, a
seven year old boy threw the knife

system, with particular attention
being paid to those times when
inmates are in the outdoors rec-
reation yard.
"A thorough investigation of
the escape in under way, and
inmate Perez is being sought na-
tionwide," the sheriff added. "I
regret this incident occurred and
I will assure you that everything
within my power will be done
to see that this does not happen
again."
Maj. Stephen said no one was
injured during the escape.
Perez, who listed a local ad-
dress of N.W. 112th Terrace, was
arrested in December of 2008 after
he reportedly broke into a home
on Eagle Bay Drive and took an
estimated $1,200 in jewelry. He
apparently gained entry into the
home by prying open a window
at the back of the house, said
OCSO Detective Rick Durfee..
Not long after he allegedly en-
tered the home, the young couple
who live there returned home to


tious when you're outside." The embers can settle and ignite
Ms. Yunas said you can pro- your roof. The roof is the most


tect your homes by clearing off
the roof of your home. She said
campfires start with pine needles,
sticks, twigs and leaves. These
items can also set your house on
fire. She urges homeowners to
clear off their roofs, gutters and
areas near their homes for any-
thing that is flammable.
"Remember burning embers
can fly a quarter of a mile. If you
have these items accumulating
on your roof you're asking for it.

delivery services for the CDBG
Wilma Supplemental Grant;
consider issuance of a re-
quest for proposal for develop-
ment of an emergency medical
services assessment;
approve a family medical
leave policy revision concerning


vulnerable part of your home,"
she added.
Ms. Yunas said keep your
home lean, clean and green. That
means you should clear off areas
near your home so firemen can
protect it in the event there is a
wildfire.
Already this year the drought
index has been very high in
Okeechobee County.
Indian Hammock and Viking
historically have the most wild

family members of military per-
sonnel to comply with state law;
approve a domestic violence
leave policy to comply with state
law; and
consider final plat approval
for Silver Palms RV Village Phase
1, which consists of 167 lots of


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Doug Smith showed off some
fine roping skills at the rop-
er's gathering.
and it stuck in the board and he was
hooked. He was smiling from ear to
ear."
Smiles were commonplace at the
VP Ranch all last week as many got to
relive their child hood and pursue the
dream of being a cowboy or cowgirl.

eat lunch. The detective said as
they entered through a back door,
Perez left via the front door. Short-
ly after sitting down to eat lunch
they discovered their bedroom
had been ransacked and some
jewelry was missing, the detec-
tive explained.
Perez was arrested a short time
later while hiding behind some
homes across the street from the
home he had just burglarized,
said Detective Durfee.
The detective said a bag con-
taining a hammer was found
in the area as well as a pair of
gloves.
Friday's escape is under crimi-
nal investigation with OCSO De-
tective Sergeant Brad Stark being
the lead investigator.
If anyone has any information
about the escape or the where-
abouts of Perez they should con-
tact Sgt. Stark at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, 863-763-
3117.

fire problems in Okeechobee.
Homes in these areas are often
put at risk due to wild fires. Ms.
Yunas said Indian Hammock is
a fire wise community. Volun-
teers have cleaned off roofs, and
cleared yards to make their com-
munity safer.
Ms. Yunas said he and her fel-
low staff members are available to
make presentations to the public
on ways that they can better pro-
tect their homes and businesses.
Information can be obtained on
the web at www.fl-dof.com

the 512 in the total project which
is located across S.W. 32nd
Street from Oakview Park Baptist
Church.
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"Right now it would fill holes,"
he continued. "Clearly, revenue
is down. State government is a
barometer of the economy. That
money could help soften those
cuts."
He went on to say that legis-
lators need to take this very seri-
ously.
At this point no one has any
idea just how money from the
Seminoles would be used. Ini-
tially, it was earmarked for educa-
tion, said Sen. Aronberg.
"It's too early to say exactly
how it will be distributed. It's not
earmarked right now," he said.
Besides the financial boost to
the state, the tribe said expanding
their casino operations could cre-
ate as many as 45,000 new jobs
- both directly and indirectly.
Still, there is also a concern
among legislators that giving the
Seminoles the go-ahead would
give them an advantage over pa-


rimutuel operations that can't of-
fer the card game. It would also
impact revenue these operations
can offer to Florida through tax
dollars.
The state does not have the
power to tax operations on tribal
lands.
"Parimutuels have a 50 percent
tax rate. The talk is to possibly
lower that to encourage growth,"
said Sen. Aronberg.
As for what's going to happen
to the compact, it's too early to
tell. Sen. Aronberg said it has sup-
port in the Senate, but the House
is a different story.
"The House is a bit dicier," he
said. "The House has been op-
posed to gaming."
The senator said while the
House is more conservative, the
Senate is more moderate.
"The Senate actually supported
gaming in the past," he added.
He went on to say that people
he has spoken with are in favor of
the compact.
"But, they have different ideas
of what the compact should be,"
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CARRIER 21/2 ton condenser
unit. Good condition $150.
863-675-1218
FOUR TON A/C Heat unit for
mobile home $700 or best
offer (772)260-6852


Refrigerator Kitchen Aid,
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side by side. Very good
$700 (863)467-9048
STOVE Ge,white electric very
good condition. $125.
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w/handle 20"x20" Pd $90
Askng $45 (863)763-7953


BED matlress,foundation
reg.size w/hdb.and frame
like new $175.
(863)467-1381
BED Queen size w/Mirror, 2
night stands Solid wood Ex-
cellent condition. $500
(863)843-0759
CHAISE CHAIR sits 2 people
comfy great shape $100/or
best offer. (863)447-0965
FRENCH PROVINCIAL By Lex-
ington Bdrm & more 11
pcs $1500 for ALLi
(863)532-8180
GLASS TABLE white iron &
glass table & 4 chairs on
casters LaBelle $50
(836)675-2653
KING SIZE bed and matching
armor Solid wood head-
board, footboard and wood-
en side rails Armoire has 1
removable shelf and 3 draw-
ers. $350. (863)634-7291
LIVINGROOM Sofa, love
seat, wing chair, coffee ta-
ble, 2 end tables $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-5334
LOVESEAT & SLEEPER SOFA-
Converts to a twin bed flor-
al, $250 (863)357-6997
MATTRESS & BOXSPRINGS -
queen size, exc. cond.,
$100. (863)467-8055






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






QUEEN SIZE Broyhill poster
bed includes headboard,
footboard, and wooden side
rails, beautiful and in great
condition $200
(863)634-7291
SEALY POSTUREPEDIC BED -
like new, Twin size, $75 or
best offer (863)357-2233
Okeechobee area
SMALL BLACK Computer
Desk 2 Shelves, Kidney
Shape $20 (863)467-7996
SOFA & LOVE SEAT By Drexel
w/pillows & arm covers.
Very nice! $175 complete.
(863)532-8180
SOFA BED flips down into
double bed, 72", color
med.blue, new cond. $175.
(863)763-1997
WHITE WOOD queen/full
headboard only in good con-
dition. $75/or best offer.
(863)357-6315


CLUB CAR Used, Good con-
dition, charger, $900 or best
ofter (863)697-1350


COLT AR15 Match Target -
24 Stainless Bull Barrel
25X10 Scope (TRADE)
$2000 (772)461-8822
MAK 90 $750.
(863)673-3893
MAUSER CARBINE Sporter-
ized- Model 1895 7MM Bolt
Action $200.
(772)461-8822
RUGER 357 Magnum special,
stainless steel. New.
$400 firm Call after 6 pm
863-675-3255 LaBelle
RUGER 45 ACP S.S. wth 3
S.S. magazines. Excellent
shape $425
(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



BEIGE MOBILE Home Tub
Surround New In Box $40.
(863)467-7996



NEW BENCH SWING 5ft -
Comfortable w/heavy duty
frame & support $275
(863)675-7306




FREE
HEARING TEST
Set for Senior
Citizens

rBeltone
Hlrit he l hear ler
86.763-70
3268 USHy 441 S
ainn iJM e PWaza

POWER WHEEL chair 2006 -
for extra large person. Like
new condition $1200/or
best offer (863)634-5225
SCOOTER Merts S541 Pio-
neer $695 (863)983-7949
WHEELCHAIR $50 Call
863-675-1910.


BOWFLEX POWERPRO Nev-
er been used Includes leg
attachments. $550.
(863)763-7750
FIREPLACE charming,
moveable, faux, w/heater &
faux it logs, 1950s? $250.
(863)675-4098
MOBILE HOME Has lot rent
$300 month includes utiltes
GREAT DEAL!! $3000.
(863)801-1551
OUTBOARD MOTOR 70 hsp
parts onlytrnm $150
(561)261-0682
WHEELS {4}- 6LUG, 161N
STOCK WHEELS FOR TOYO-
TA TACOMA 4X4 $200.
(863)634-1161



Brighton Baptist Church has a
CABLE Spinet Piano for sale,
41 inches high, no bench, no
broken strings, nice cabinet.
$450 (863)763-9377
CLARINET Black color with
silver lining and like brand
new. $200/or best offer.
(863)610-1545

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CHAIN LINK Dog
13 1 y/o dog
deliver locally
(863)634-8527


Kennel 7 x
kennel. Will
$140


FREE 1YR INSIDE SPAYED
BOSTON TERRIER/BLUE
HEALER W/ROOM TO RUN
$0 (863)697-6690


FEMALE SHIHTZU Black &
White, short haired, playful,
great with kids, mostly n-
door dog. $400
(863)467-8743
MALE Apple head tea cup chl-
hiua 12 wks old, crate
trained, good with kids. Has
papers $700 (863)235-1739



SINGER QUANTUM Futura
200 Embroidery Machine -
plus 4 hours lessons $450.
(863)467-0290



KICKER SYSTEM SX650
AMP/12" L7/fairy cap/like
new in boxes $350
(863)634-2131
SPEAKERS 2 15" Kicker CVR
speakers in box with 2000
watt amp $600
(863)697-9014
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



SEARS Craftsman table type
router Good condition $50
863-675-1218
TOOL BOX UWS DIAMOND
PLATE W/TOP RAIL...FITS
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA
$100 (863)634-1161
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's cassifieds


LITTLE TYKES Swingset -
CALL FOR INFO/PICS $350.
(863)634-1897


Looking to Buy Ceramic or
Glass Electric Kiln.
(301)904-1534

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




HAY Fertilized Argentina Ba-
hia 4x5 Round Bales. $30ea
or $25 for 4 or more. South
Basinger (863)228-0073


PONY Carmelo/White mare 7
yrs old ndes good. Miniature
horses 1 filly, 1 stud, lyr old
buckskin & paint $1200 or
will separate (772)260-6852



BRIGGS 5.5 hp 2" pace water
pump Used 1 time $90 or
best offer (863)610-2993
BUSHHOG 7, 3pt., heavy du-
ty, ke new, $1300 or best
offer (863)517-0470
CRAFTSMAN Lawn mower
6.25, 22" power propelled,
great engine, spare blade,
needs deck $65.00
(863)357-7409
FERTILIZER SPREADER Wl-
mar, rebuilt to like new,
stanles steel, tandem axle,
$1950. (863)517-0470
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING -
Full size Excelent condition
Like new. $150.
(863)843-0759
RYOBI Weed Eater with Ig
spool trim- Brand new, used
only 2 hours Paid $12900
asking $75 for both.
(863)532-1054


Rentals



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



Basswood 2/1, tile through-
out, no pets, $650 mo, 1st &
last (863) 763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
KINGS BAY 2/2, $695 per
mo 1st & last, no pets
863)763-7301 or
863 697-1623
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



APARTMENT in BHR, 800 Sq
Ft- 1/1 Extr bk rm $495/mo
(954)290-0861


CITY OF OKEE., 3br, 2ba,
Clean Great neighborhood
1201 SE 8th Dr, $950 mo
+ Sec. dep. (863)634-1554
FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 1ba, Lg
yard, inside city limits, $800.
mo + Util, 1st & Last mo
sec dep (863)990-3294
Rent to own or sell 3/1 CBS,
new roof, newly renovated
$99,900 (561)801-3002
WATERFRONT Ig. 3BR/2BA,
w/d, Fla rm, den, garage,
carport, boathouse, ramp,
dock, fruit trees, river ac-
cess, $900 mo.
(970)728-8011



PHYSICIAN OFFICE for long
term lease call
(863)467-9500 for more in-
ormation


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CBS 2/2 w/lg detached bldg,
fenced, on 24 acres
$120,000 (863)414-1102
Sandy Hughes at Century 21
Compton.


5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$89,900.00 (561)801-3002


EAGLE BAY DR- 4321 SW
24th Ave 4/3 Pool, Fire-
place, Must See, Wll go fast,
Contract for deed possible
Sat & Sun 2-14 & 15, Noon
to 3pm. $119,900
(863)634-1980






12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009


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

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


BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, Incl 3 HD TV's
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sad & spnnk sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
conc drive, car port, shed
$138500 OBO
(561)818-2348


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 Equestnan Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included No
Pets' $495 Move in spe-
cial M-F (863)467-2982
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA, all
until, $650 mo 863-763-2098
or (863)610-1092
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms
Low Deposits &
Reasonable Payments
863-983-3554
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, rent
or buy, 7-9 mi East of Okee,
$800/mo or best offer
(863)655-2454
OKEECHOBEE 6mi east on
Hwy 70 3br, 2ba, rent or
rent to own, $800/mo or
best offer (863)763-8725
WATERFRONT. 2br/lba, com-
pletely furnished, non smk.
env., no pets $750 mo.+lst
& sec 772-285-5856




Bank Repo. 4br/2ba double-
wide, over 2,000 sq ft, excel-
lent condition $49,900 set-
up on your lot. Set-up & a/c
included (863) 357-4848
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
KINGS MH PARK 48 x 12
Furn 1/1 w/21' concrete
porch & roof, in good cond
On rented lot Must see to
appreciate. $8000
(863)467-8773
KRFR- Adult Park, Lot 90,
2/1.5, furn., Fl. rm., carport,
boathouse, workshop,
$25,500 neg 763-8382
Lowest prices in south Florida.
No money down on your lot
Very easy financing 2, 3, &
4 bedroom models avail
(863)357-4848
MOBILE HOME on rented lot,
Dew Drop Inn, Lot 1, 2/1,
furnished, c/a/h, washer-dry-
er, FI room, carport, storage
bldg $12,000 or best offer
467-1837 or 859-749-3348
-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 3br/2ba doublewide
$49,900 setup & a/c includ-
ed Very easy financing
(863) 357-4848
OKEECHOBEE Db Wide, on
canal, elec boat lift, Ig at-
tached Util Room, Ig Util
shed, golf car, furnished, Exc
cond, 1307 S Parrot, #40,
Riverbend Mob Home Pk,
(217)652-1238
RIVER RUN MH PARK For
sale by owner 2/2, fully fur-
nished, master bath has a
retreat room, with shed.
(863)763-7101
S/W MOBILE HOME 14x50,
2BR, 1BA, 12x22 ScrNynl
Rm Newly refurb Lake ac-
cess w/dock Treasure Is-
land. In park. $24,000 or
best offer (772)318-8218
Tired of paying lot & mainte-
nance fees? Own you own
doublewide manufactured
home with full size residential
lot 3BR, 2BA, open concept
LR/DR/kitc., den, utility rm,
C/A & heat. Double dnveway
with carport, 2 covered porch-
es, fenced back yard
$90,000. Call 863-467-7911


Recreation




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




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
MERCURY 6 cyl, 175 hp
mere on 175' hydra sport
bass boat Trailer included
$3200 (863)467-2267


-l
PONTOON BOAT
$6,000/best offer
Call 863-517-1000
ROW BOAT 12', with pair of
7' oars, $50. Call
863-675-1910
SEARS 14'BOAT Select -
TRAILER INCLUDED
$475/or best offer
(863)675-1111
SKEETER 150 BLKMAX 1982
exc condition $3000/or
best offer (863)675-7897
(863)517-0301
TRITON 1999, 21 ft, FS, 225
Mere EFI with trailer, excel-
lent cond $12,900
(863)763-1365
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



COACHMAN 1985 35 Ft.
$1800 or best offer.
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN, 2000 RV 26',
sleeps 6, $5,000 or best of-
fer. Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
KAR KADDY Select Car dolly,
like-new condition with
brakes $1000
(239)248-0082
SPARE TIRE CARRIER, for 4
inch square bumper, like
new $2500 or best offer
(863)357-6703




MERCURY O/B MOTOR 4 hp
engine w/kll switch. Recent-
ly serviced. Exc. cond. $395
or best offer 863-467-9800



GEELY 49CC GAS SCOOTER -
low miles, New $1200 ask-
ing $800 (863)467-4551
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice condition $4500
(863)430-6987
HONDA 600 SHADOW 2000 -
Like new only 7000mi,new
tires & Batt $3000.
(863)673-8230




CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New batteries, side curtains,
reconditioned $2495/or best
offer (863)843-0062
HONDA ODDESSY 1983,
250 CC, Fast, Good Condi-
tion $700 (863)610-2993
SUZUKI 80 CC 4Wheeler -
Very good condition. $1100
(863)634-7021 Okeechobee
SUZUKI VINSON 500 2006 -
Warn winch, Kodiak storage,
heated grips, delivery pos
$4000/firm. (772)204-2821


Automobiles




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




CADILLAC Fleetwood 96, Re-
built Trans & new tires, Life-
time Aamco warrvery sound
$800 FIRM (863)634-5914
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 EXPLORER 1994 -
White,new tires,runs good.
$1700 (239)657-4348
FORD MUSTANG 1998 SA-
LEEN BODY KIT, FAST CAR
& STRONG SOUND ENGINE,
STAGE 2 HAS PROGRAM-
MER SUPER CHIP AND
READY TO UPGRADE EN-
GINE, LEATHER SEATS,
LOW MILEAGE, RUNS
GREAT, EXCELLENT CONDI-
TIONS CD, a/c, tinted win-
dows $15000/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
FORD TAURAS XL 1997 -
4drs 70,000 org miles great
car, a/c, 1 owner $2300/or
best offer (863)447-0965
(863)447-0941
Ford Taurus 1995, Auto, a/c,
clean, good condition $2000
(863)763-2858
HONDA CIVIC 1995 runs
good $3000
863 ) 2 0 1 3 4 9 2
(863)261-1181
JAGUAR XJ6 SOVEREIGN
1991 JAGUAR XJ6 Sove-
reign Loaded 6V 116,000
miles $3,500 Neg Call
863)484-0499. $3500/neg.
(863 447-0796
PONTIAC FIREBIRD '90 -
black, V6, exc cond,
$1900 or best offer
(863)634-7254/467-0913


I Parts/Rpairs 404


READING A

NEWSPAPER..,
mal pyou a mo informed
and interesting poiI. No
wonder newspaper reder
are mre suaessful!




Utility Trailer 5x9 wood
floor, 12" wheels with
spare 13" sides $425 or
best offer (863)763-3036
UTILITY TRAILER Single axle
ENCLOSED 6x12 vent, lights,
side, rear door $2300.
(863)634-2303



CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY MINI VAN '94 well
maintained, $3500
(941)524-8932 LaBelle
DODGE CARAVAN 2000
Power windows, aic Runs
Great $2500 FIRM
(863)763-3036


Parts/Repairs 4045


I ubicNoIce 5005


PONTIAC GRAND PRIX 1997
EXC CONDITION,AU-
TO,V6,NEW TIRES!
$2800/neg (863)697-2032
SATURN SL2 1994 runs
great, cold a/c, excellent gas
mileage, 120K miles
$1500. (863)610-0084



FORD BRONCO CLASSIC
1978 Antique, 6 cyl, roll
bar, grill guard, magwheels
$5600. (863)763-3966




FORD F150, 77 4 wheel
dirve, stepside truck, Must
See! $5,000. Call Pete
(863)697-3766



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2003 -
New Batteries, Side Curtains,
Reconditioned $2995/or
best offer (863)843-0062




TOYOTA UHAUL BOX 1990 -
1Ton rear dnve,aluminum
box,cold ac $2650.
(561)261-0682



MUD TIRES 5 BRAND NEW
BFG MUDTERRAIN TIRES
35*1250*15 $600/firm
(863)697-8696
MUSTANG PARTS 94-98 2
hoods, doors, door mirrors,
2 wings (1 is roush wing)
$600/or best offer.
(561)993-2280
R/C REPAIR Repair for all
types of R/C, Traxxas, Dura-
trax, HPI, Etc Call Chris
$20. (863)801-1683
Set of stock Ford 18" rims
with 2 good tires
863-673-2697 LaBelle
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated Full Size $125
(863)357-3635



CHEVROLET 1500 1993 -
4-wd $1800/or best offer
(813)393-7339
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 PICKUP 1998 -
Great running truck A/c, al-
loy whls CD, auto Loaded
$4800 (863)763-3966
FORD F-150 1984 Tan col-
or,300 eng,4sp,70,000
miles on the engine,cold
ac.Runs and drives like new
or better.Super clean not
for work,custom steering
wheel,dont miss this one.
$2400/or best offer.
(561)261-0682
FORD F150 1992 302 V8
Extended Cab Power Win-
dows/Locks Good Condition.
$1200. (863)634-6601
FORD F-150 1997 2F-150's
One 4x4 Runs.One 2wd for
parts $2000/neg
(863)634-0556
FORD F250 1989 4X4, 5
Speed, V8351, Run Great,
120K, $2100/or best offer
(863)467-4678
FULL SIZE Truck Topper
Black, good condition For
long wheel base truck $150
(863)532-1054
ISUZU PICK UP 1994 4-cyl,
5-spd, teal color, runs good,
nice dependable, Gas effi-
cient work truck $1300
8 6 3 6 1 2 5 9 2 3
863)675-4139
OTHER Select Delta Packer
Sport tool box for full size
pick up like new $100.
(863)675-1690
SILVERADO One owner
1994 Ext cab, sportside bed,
V8, loaded, new paint in 05,
matching fiberglass topper
$3900 (863)697-2724
XLT RANGER 1992, Auto, all
the extras, great condition
$2500 or best offer
(863)447-9594



RANGE ROVER 1995 runs
good, clean, 4x4, power win-
dows/locks, 6 disc changer
$4000/neg (863)228-7102


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FORTH
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2009-CP-27
IN RE The Estate Of
MICHAEL A BARNES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MI
CHAEL A BARNES, deceased, whose
date of death was December 23,
2008, s pending in the Crci Court
for Okeechobee County, Fonda, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florda 34972 The names and ad-
dress of the personal representative
and the personal epresentatve's attor
ney are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having clams or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must ile teir claims 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
ONTHEM
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file
their claims wth 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 AFIER
THE DECEDENT S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this notice
is February 11th, 2009
Personal Representaive
JACKIE S BARNES
7525 NE 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Atore for Personal Representatve
COLIN M CAMERON
200NE 4thAvenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863 763-8600
Fla arNo 270441
310309 ON 02/11,18/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 2008-CA-0295
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING LP FOR THE BENEFIT OF BANC OF
AMERICA MORTGAGE CAPITAL CORPO-
RATION
PLAINTIFF
VS
DANIEL E REARDON, CATHERINE L
REARDON, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENT
NATS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated January 20 2009 entered in
Civil Case No 2008 CA 0296 of the Cir
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Okeecho-
bee Florida I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury Assem-
bly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Fonda, at 11 00
am on the 25th day of February, 2009,
the following descnbed property as set
forth in sad Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit
LOT 2, BLOCK 10, A REVISED AND
ADDITION TO PLAT OF TAYLOR
CREEK DEVELOPMENT, REVISED
PLAT NO 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PACE 8, 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 Ire date of the
lis pendens, must Me a claim within 60
days after the sale
Dated this 23rd day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/SANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
954)233 705
08-52545
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodation to pariciate n this pro
feeding should contact Court Adminis-
traton no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St Luie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-870-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum
mons/Notce to Appear 1 you are hear-
ng impaired call 1-800-95-8771 f you
are voice impaired call 1 800 955 8770,
via Flonda Relay Service
309211 ON 2/4,11/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-137
HSBC BANK, USA AS TRUSTEE
FOR CMLTI 207SHL1,
Plainiff
vs
CATHY ANN SCOT, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE F RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated January 21, 2009 and entered in
Case No 47 2008 CA 137 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
wherein HSBC BANK, USA AS TRUSTEE
FOR CML 2007-SHLI, is the Plainiff
and CATHY ANN SCOTT, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY ANN SCOTT
N/WA TONY MOLANO, are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00AM, on the 4th day of
March, 2009 the following descnbed
property as set forth in said Final Judg
ment
LOT 5, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD, IN-
CORPORATE, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA
A/K/A3381 NW 3Tr AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972-0000
Any person caimmng an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of Ire date of the
Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty
(60) days after te sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 29, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Cler of the Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
309527 ON 211,18/09
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 47-2008-CA-112
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS
HUMBERTO GtrIERREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HUMBERTO GUTIERRE
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HERE
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT( )
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DE
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID U
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN I
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIR
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JA
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Order Granng the Mohon to Reset
Foreclosure Sale dated January 21,
2009 entered in Civi Case No
47-2008-CA-112 of the Circuit Court
of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE Couny, Okeechobee,
Florida, will sell to the highest and
best bdder for cash at the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor of the OKEE-
CHOBEE Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11 00
am on the 4th day of March, 2009 the
flowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit
LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK 28 OF CON-
NERS HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES) 21, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus fom the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
is pendens, must file a claim wililn 60
days afterthe sale
Dated this 5th day of February, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /s/SANORAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans With
Disabilites Act, persons needing a spe-
cal accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
stration no later than seven days pnor to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
rive, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within wo working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notce to Appear If you are hear-
ing impaired call 1 -800-955-8771 If you
are voice impaired call 1-800-955-8770,
va Florida Relay Service
AVID J STERN, PA
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION FL 33324-3920
(54 233-8000
10D41 ON 2f11,18/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-358
JDD 1, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company,
Plaintiff,
vs
DEWEY LIGHTSEY JANE DOE
LIGHTSEY, wife of Dewey Lighsey, if
married, RUTH LIGHTSEY, JOHN
DOE LIGHTSEY. husband of Ruth
Lighl, if married, JOHN and JANE
DOE #1 as to Parcel 1, JOHN and
JANE DOE #2 as to Parcel 2, DAVID
H FELTNBERGERCURT L GALLATIN,
CARRELL M. GWYNN, EDWARD G.
GWYNN, BRIDGETE LOSCHIAVO,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, and UNEID
STATE OF AMERICA,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN pursuant to
the Amended final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 9, 2008 and
entered in Case No 2007 CA 358 of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Florida, wherein JD #1 LLC, a Flon
da Limited Liability Company, is the
Plaintim and DEWEY LIGHTSEY JANE
DOE LIGHTSEY, wife of Dewey Liht
sey, if marked, RUTH LIGHTSEY
JOHN JOE LIGHTSEY, husband of
Ruth Lghtsey if marned, JOHN and
JANE DE #1 as to Parcel 1, JOHN
AND Jane doe #2 as to Parcel 2, DA-
VID H FELTENBERGER, CURT L GAL
LATIN DARRELL M GWYNN,
EDWARD GGWYNN BRIDGETTE
LOSCHIAVO, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are
the defendants, I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at Jury Assembly
room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee County
Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd Steet,
Okbechobee, lorda 34972, on the
25th day of February, 2009 at 1100
A M, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, ly
ng and being situate in Okeechobee
County, Honda, to-wi
Commencing at the Northwest comer
of said Section 6, thence bear South
010 12 45" West, along the West line
of said Section 6 a distance of 5002
feet to a point on the South right of
way line of NW 240th Seet (being a
100 oot wide night of way), thence
bear North89 34' 14" East along said
South night of way line, a distance of
526 00 feet to the Point of Beginnng,
thence continue to bear North 89" 34'
14" East along sad South ngit of way
lne, a distance of 165200 feet,
thence bear South 01' 12 45" West,
along a line parallel and 2178 00 feet
East (as measured along the North ine
of said Section 6) a distance of
1665 00 feet, thence bear South 890
341' West along a line parallel to the
North line of said Section 6 a distance
of 1652 feet, thence bear North 010
12' 45" East along a line parallel to the
West line of said Secton a distance
of 1665 00 feet to the Point of Begin
ning
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of ire Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days of the sale
In accordance with the Amencans wit
Disablties Act, persons requiring a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
863)946 6010, 1800 955 8771
TDD or 1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service, not later than
seven (7) days pnor to the proceeding
DATED this 22nd day of January 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By ISiSandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
JEFFREY A FADLEY PA
807 SW Second Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 349784
(863) 763-5733 telephone
1863 763 6199 facsimie
309155 ON 2/4,11/09
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucton will be held at Johns Tow
ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on FEBRUARY 27,
2009, at 9 00 A M Pursuant to Florida
Statute 713 78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges Year make, model
and VIN are as follows
1989 Ford Truck
VIN#1 FTEF14N4KNB47055
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted Seller reserves the
nghl of final bid ALL SALES ARE F-
NAL' NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE
Said automobiles wil be sold in "As Is"
condlion with no guarantee's
310435 ON 2/11/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1 TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009 DR33
CINDY F MOORE
Petiloner
and
KEVIN F MOORE,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO KEVIN F MOORE
3633 N W 21st Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED hat an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, 1 any, to Cindy F
Moore, 3633 NW 21stAvenue, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972, on or before
March 4 2009 and file the original
with the clek of this Court at 312 W
3rd Street Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 before service on Petiioner or
immediately thereafter if you fall to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available
at he Clerk of he Circuit's Court's of-
lice. You may review these docu-
ments upon re uest,
You must keep Ie Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
maled to Ihe address on record at
he clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
cerainam automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking or
pleadings.
Dated January 30, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By SVicki Rogers
Deputy Clerk
309458 ON 2/4,11,18,25/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
FIKA CENTEX HOME EQUITY
COMPANY LLC,
Plainfff
VS CASE NO 08-566-CA
JERRY L HILL, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JERRY L HILL, CECILIA E HILL, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CECILIA E HILL,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED EFEDANT(S),
UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN
TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-siled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeecho
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty sluate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, descned as
EAST 100 FEET OF LOT 22, BLOCK 1,
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
KAA
7800 Northwest 81th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Ju Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee county Judi-
cal Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11 00 o'clock, A M, on Feb-
ruary 25, 2009
DATED THIS nh day of January 2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, f any other
than the property owner as of te date
of the igs pendens, must file a clam
within 60 days after the sale
Witness, my hand and seal of is court
on the 7th day of January, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/LINA F YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990:
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation lo
participate in this proceeding should
conlaci Court Administration no laIer
than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing AT 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772) 807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this notice. IT
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
306535 ON 2/4,11/09

IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 1 TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #2008-CA-000659
CitiMortgage, Inc
Plaintiff,
vs
Donna H Lee a/k/a Donna Lee and
Shannon P Lee aWa Shannon Lee
Unknlown Parties in Possession #1,
Unknown Parties in Possession #2, 1
Living, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against ihe
above named Defendants) who are
not iown to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said Unknown Parties may claim an
interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees,
Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO Shannon P Lee a/Wa Shannon
Lee
Residence unknown, if giving, incud-
ing any unknown spouse of said De
fendants, if either has remained ad if
ether or boha of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown heirs
devsees, grantees, assignees, credi-
tors, lienors, and trustees, and all oth-
er persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named Defen-
dant(s), and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and such of Ihe
aforementioned unknown Defendants
and such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants as may be infants,
incompetents or otherwise not sui u-
ris
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County
Flonda, more particular descnhed
as follows
LOT 21, 22, 23 AND 24, BLOCK 50,
SUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 28,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA
more commonly known as 631
Northwest 28th Avenue, Okeecho
bee, FL 34972
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
pon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
Aorneys for Plaintiff whose ad-
dress is 2424 North Federal Hgh-
way, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Flionda
33431, wthn thirty (30) days after
the first publicagon of his notice
and file the orngina with the clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
there after, other wise a default will
be entered against you for te reef
demanded in he Complaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of yis
Court on the 51 day of Feb, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts
By /S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
310090 ON 2/11109

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case# 2008 CA 000398

Deutsche Bank Naftonal Trust Company
as Trustee forthe registered holders of
New Century Home Equty Loan Trust,
Senes 2005 B, Asset Backed Pass
Through Certificates,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
Damon Enc Martin, Melssa Lee Hansen,
Mortgage Electronic Registraion
Systems, Inc, as nominee for Secured
Funding Coiporation, Unknown Partes in
Possession #1, Unknown Parties in
Possession #2, If ving, and all 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
Partes may claim an interest as Spouse,
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Clai-
mants
Defendants)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated November 10, 2008, entered in
Civil Case No 2007 CA 000258 of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judical Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company as Trustee for ite registered
holders of New Century Home Equity
Loan Trust, Series 2005-B, Asset Backed
Pass through Certificates, Plaintiff and
Damon Eric Martin and Melssa Lee Han-
sen are defendantss, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash, IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SEC-
OND FLOOR. OF THE OKEECHOBEE JU
DICIAL CENTER 312 NW THIRD
STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
11 00 AM on February 25, 2009, the
following descnbed property as set fort
in said Final Judgment, to-w

LOTS 14 AND 15, BLOCK 2, SECTION 1,
LAR-KEE LAKES FOR MOBILE HOME
ONLY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 44, 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-
TATION 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 1800-9558771, IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Forda, this
23rd day of December, 2008

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
By Sandra L Sreech
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plainiff
Shapro & Fishman, LLP
424 Norh Federal Highway
Sute 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
07-79110
305385 ON 02/04,11/09

LEGAL NOTICE
A pubic auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing Inc Lot at 414 South Parrot Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974 on
Fday the 27th day of Feb 2009 from
10 00-11 00 A M Pursuant to Florida
statute 71378 for unpaid towing and
storage Year, Make, Model & Vn's as
follows
194 Red Toyota Corolla
1NXAE09B1RZ154065
2000 White Hyundai Sonata
KMHWF25S2YA161403
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
the nghl of final bid All sales are final
No refunds ll be made Sad automo-
bles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees
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Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County Florida
309467 ON 2/4,11/09


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NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construcion Industry Licensing Board will hold a public
meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, @ 330 PM The public meeting will be held
at ine Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, located at the 1728 N W
9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda For more information, contact Barbara Cash at the
Planning and Development Department, 499 N W 5h Street, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972. (863) 763 548
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public meeting
Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing Board with respect to
any matter considered at this meeting will need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based Planning and Development tapes are for the
sole purpose of backup for official records of the Department
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Constructon
Industry Licensing Board
310422 ON 211,18/09

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
n accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Flonda Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will consider
adaopon of the School Board policies listed below at their meedng on Tuesday
March 10, 2009, at 6 00 p m, in Room 303 of the School Board Admmistrative Of-
fice at 00 S W Second Avenue, Okeechobee A copy of the proposed polices are
avable in the Supenntenden's office, Room 307, located at 700 S W 2nd Avenue
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 55 Comolaints Aoamnst Emolovees
1. This policy is required by Senate Bill 1712, Ethics in Education
2 Te proposed policy addresses reporng of complais against School Board
employees that affect the health, safety or welfare of students
3 The legal authony for his policy is FS 1001 41,101222,101223 Laws
implemented are FS 1001 42 1001 43,1012 22 1012 796
4 This policy adopon will not aect individuals from an economic standpoint
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 6 56 Professional Ethics
1. This policy is required by Senate Bill 1712, Ethics in Education
2 he proposed policy addresses adherence to ethical standards
3 The legal athoy forthis policy is FS 1001 41, 1012 22,1012 23 Laws
implemented are FS 112 313 1001 42,1012 01 1012 22, 1012 27 1012 796
4 This policy adoption wll not affect individuals from an economic standpoint
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 6.57
Violation of Local State and/or Federal Laws
1. This policy is required by Senate Bill 1712, Ethics in Education
2 The proposed policy addresses employee violations of law
3 The egal authonty for this policy is FS 87713, 943 0585, 943 059, 1001 41,
1001 42, 1001 43, 1006145, 101222, 1012 27, 1012465 Laws implemented
are FS 1001 42, 1001 43, 1012 22, 1012796
4 This policy adoption will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 6 58 Report or Misconduct
1. This policy is required by Senate Bill 1712, Etics in Educaton
2 The proposed policy provides guidelines for the mandatory reporting and
investgaton of employee misconduct that affects the heal safety or welfare of
students
3 The legal auhronty for this policy is FS 1001 41, 100142 Laws implemented
are FS 39203, 112313, 768095, 1001 42, 1006061, 101201 101222,
1012 27,1012795,1012796
4 This policy adoption wll not affect individuals from an economic standpoint
Pamnca G Cooper Ed D
Supenntendent of Schools
310094 ON 2/11/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUESDAY FEB-
RUARY 24 2009 AT 330 PM IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN AD-
MINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER STATE
COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596 NO-
TICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 900 AM, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17 2009, AN
AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L BRYAN
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGNIA AVENUE,
FORT PIERCE FLORIDA 34981-5596 ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE
THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF LAW
OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY BE IN
DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS
BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANY PER
SONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VER
BATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE
309731 ON 2/10/09

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)-PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE, pursu-
ant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State or Florida's Consultants Com-
pelitive Negotiaions Act and the Slate Requirements for Educational Facililies
1999, will consider the contracting of an archtectengineer for providing profes-
sional services for the fr the following prolect(s):
The proect(s) will consist of Minor Proects College Wide
The Professional Services requested include the following disciplines
Architecture
Civil
Mechanical, Electncal, Plumbing
Structural
Surveying
Geographical Information Systems
Getechnical & Matenals Testing
Environmental
Firms desirno to orovlde Professional Services lor the oroiectll described
above shall submit one (11 onlomia and five 51 comes clearly indicating the
orolectlsl for which you are submilnn
Please submit the following information in the order listed
1. Letter of Interest
2 GSA Standard Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form which can be obtained by calling the
IRSC Facilities Planning Office at 772-462-7360, or medlrably by
e-malmng your request to pivey@irsc edu
4. Three (3) Leters of Recommendalon from owners with whom you have
had experience n the past three (3) years
5 Copy of your hrm's current Florida Professiona Registration License
6. If your irm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your from's current
Florida Corporate Charter
Business entities interested in orovidin architectural/enameerim services lor
Indian Rver State Colleoe IIRSC) are hereby notified that submittal documents
will be accepted at the Indian River State Colleae Facilities Plannin Office
Buldino 'S' Room #233 3209 Virinia Avenue Fort Pierce FL 34981-5596 un-
til 1200 Noon on February 17 2009 Submiltals received after that time/date

IRSC reserves the night to waive any informality in the selection process and to
reect ay and all Requesis for ualificalions
3942 N 2/4,11/09



SEALED BIDS will be received by te Board of Okeechobee County Commissioners
for the removal of two (2) surplus boatsivessels, which are obsolete, inefficient and
serve no useful function to the County Sealed Bids descnbed as "Surplus
Boatsiessels" must be submitted to the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, locat-
ed at 312 NW 3rd Street, Room 206 Okeechobee Florida 34972 by 3 0 p m, lo-
cal time, on Monday, February 16th, 2009 Each bid must contain the full name,
address, phone number and signature of person submitting bid
A minimum bid of $500 00 per boat wll be required by all bidders The surplus
boats/vessels and any related items and equipment inside or attached to the
boats/vessels will be sold "As Is" "Where Is" condion to the highest bidder Bidders
are urged to thoroughly inspectthe boats/vessels pnor to submitting a bid
Descrpton of the surplus boats/vessels are as follows
1985 Gibson Fiberglass Houseboat, 42 foot
Senal # GBN42772G485
1993 atamara Fiberglass Pontoon Boat, 26 foot
Senal # ARBA1437C393
The Bidder/Buyer must rely on his/her own information, inspection and determina-
ton as to the "seaworthy condition amount of damage and value" of the surplus
boats/vessels Viewing and inspection hours for the surplus boats/vessels will begin
at 9 00 a m and end at 1100 a m on Monday, February 9th, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the rght to reject any or all bids for
any reason whatsoever and to waive any irregulanties and to accept te bid, which
in s judgment is in the best interest of Okeechobee Couny
Payment to the County must be made in full pnor to successful bidders) removing
any items from storage site Bidders shall be responsible for all cost and services
associated with removal, loading, transportation, tle transfer fees, taxes and any
other fees or cost related to the surplus boats/vessels All boats/vessels must be re-
moved from the storage site by the successful bidders) by 4 00 p m on Monday,
February 23rd, 2009
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 13


Seven Brahman wrestlers


qualify for Saturday regional


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Three Brahman wrestlers,
Donny Bush, Tyler Hayes and
Josh Gruber won championships
at the District 14-2A wrestling
tournament Saturday at Treasure
Coast High School.
Okeechobee finished in fourth
place overall and had seven of
their wrestlers qualify for the re-
gional tournament this Saturday
at Martin County High School.
Donny Bush cruised at the 145
pound level. He defeated Luke
Dehon of William T. Dwyer and
Joey Munao of South Fork to win
the championship.
"I'm very happy to win my
fourth district title. This helps me
next week at the regional as I'll be
the number one seed," he noted.
Bush said he was slowed a
bit by a mild stomach ache and
wasn't as into the matches as he
usually is. Still, he was able to
survive after an early take down
against Munao.
"I'd wrestled him four times
and beat him pretty handily. He
made a nice take down. Hope-
fully I'll feel better next week," he
added.
Hayes also won his 4th district
championship as an individual.
He noted he wasn't as happy as
he normally would be, because
he didn't dominate the final match
against Thad Boucher of South
Fork. "I'm kind of disappointed
in myself. I won, that's great, but
I want to dominate. I came from
behind and won pretty fairly but I
don't want to win like that, I want
to win in a dominating manner,"
he said.
Hayes said he might have been
over confident and over aggres-
sive and that got him into some
trouble. Boucher scored 11 points
on him in the final match. Hayes
won 22-11. He won his prelimi
nary match against Nick Vinson
of Port St. Lucie.
The third championship was
won by Josh Gruber, a junior.
Gruber defeated Dylan Kohler


of Fort Pierce Central, Matthew
Wisehaupt of South Fork and
Brando Smith of William T. Dw-
yer to claim the championship.
"I'm really tired but I feel re-
ally good. I felt I stayed on top the
whole time and didn't let him get
a chance. It just went really well,"
he noted.
Gruber wasn't able to wrestle
last year in the region due to job
responsibilities. He said he looks
forward to competing in the state
regional this week and that his
goal is to reach the state tourna-
ment.
Other Brahmans who reached
the regional are Tony Bowers who
finished in fourth place at 112
pounds, Mitchell Dean, who fin-
ished fourth at 125, Craig Cleckley
who finished second at 160, and



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Tony Bonnett who finished third
at 215 pounds.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Donald Bryan (right) shakes
hands with Bobby Nunn of
William T. Dwyer before their
match at 140 pounds.

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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Vance Wilkerson (right) wrestles Ruskoy Edmond of Fort
Pierce at 130 pounds.
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Tyler Hayes won the 152 pound championship, 22-11, over
Thad Boucher of South Fork.


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