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(EECHOBEE


NEWS


Vol.100 No. 30 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 500 Plus tax


Briefs

Chamber luncheon at
Golden Corral
The Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce will host their
regular luncheon at the Golden
Corral Restaurant on Wednes-
day, March 11 at noon. The guest
speaker will be from the Ameri
can Red Cross. For more infor-
mation, please contact Candace
Burke at 863-763-6464.

Pet adoption
event planned
The Humane Society Pet
Rescue FL, Inc. of Okeechobee
will hold a pet adoption event at
the spring festival in Flagler Park
on March 14 and 15. If you have
been thinking of adopting a pet,
come out and meet some of our
"furry friends." They would love
a new home! For more informa
tion, please contact Belinda at
863-532-1110 or by email at re-
unitepet@aol.com.

Honor for Veterans
The American Legion Post 64
is taking applications for names
to be engraved into the Wall of
Honor at Veterans Park. Submit-
ted names will be added before
Memorial Day with a cut off date
of April 18. The Wall of Honor is
for veteran's discharged under
honorable conditions, living or
deceased. The cost is $60 per
name. Applications can be ob-
tained at the American Legion
Post 64 office or lounge. Ap-
plications must be submitted
separately for each veteran. For
further information, please call
863-763-2950.

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

Drought Index

Current: 694
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

12.54 feet
Last Year: 10.12 feet

ored By:

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


Index


Classifieds ...................... 11-13
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword......................... 13
Obituaries.. . ...... ....... .... 6
O pinion....... ....... ....... ..... 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 14
Sudoku 13
Weather 2v
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Okeechobee man
recounts time
spent at the FSB

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
For days, Dave Thomas
would sit on the edge of the bas-
ketball court behind his cottage
at the Florida School for Boys
in Okeechobee sharpening and
shaping a piece of glass he had
found. He had wrapped a por-


The Okeechobee Cattle-
men's Association will hold
their Annual Spring PRCA Ro-
deo at the Agri Civic Center on
Saturday, March 14 and Sunday,
March 15. The rodeo entrance
will be off State Road 710.
The Professional Rodeo
Cowboy Association rodeo will
begin at 2:30 p.m. each day.
Mutton Bustin' for the
cowkids will begin at 2 p.m. All
cowkids from ages 3-5 can en-
ter to win. The winner receives
a shinywestern belt buckle. Ad-
vance registration is required.
Please call the Okeechobee
Livestock Market at 863-763-
3127 for more information.
In the Okeechobee Cattle-
man's rodeo, cowboys and
cowgirls compete to win cash
prizes and points toward a
circuit championship. The
Okeechobee rodeo has a well
deserved reputation of be
ing the "wildest rodeo east of
the Mississippi!" Visitors from
many areas of South Florida are
expected in attendance to ob-
serve traditional rodeo events
such as; calf roping, saddle
bronc busting, bareback riding,
team roping, ladies' barrel rac-
ing and the favorite of all, bull
riding.


do something now'


tion of the soon-to-be weapon
with mop strings so he could
grip it.
The then 16-year-old Okee-
hobee boy would stick the
makeshift knife into the ground
so it wouldn't be seen. He want-
ed to keep it there until the time
was right.
"I was going to stick him right
here," Mr. Thomas said pointing
to the side of his throat. "But, I
never did. I knew if I stuck him, I
was going to Marianna to prison.
When I left there, I left the glass


stuck right there (beside the bas-
ketball court)."
Mr. Thomas said he was seek-
ing vengeance for the constant
beatings at the hand of his cot-
tage father, Mr. Bonds. Bonds,
who later moved to Fort Pierce
and opened a barber shop, has
since died.
"If I'd been on the street and
he'd done what he did to me,
I would have killed him," Mr.
Thomas said softly, but reso-
lutely.
Mr. Thomas was sent to the


school in 1962 when an admin-
istrator at Okeechobee High
School said he was "rowdy."
Nine months and four hours
later -- "I kept time while I was
there" -- he had served his time
and he walked away. But not
without both physical and emo-
tional scars.
Pointing to the inside of a fin-
gertip on his left hand, the former
truck driver has a permanent re-
minder of Bonds' brutality.
See FSB Page 8


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Women face



drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two women are being held
in the county jail on bonds of
more than $1 million each fol-
lowing their arrest on felony
drug charges late last week.
Tiffany James Brown, 31,
North Betty Lane, Clearwater,
and Della Danika Deluca, 27.
Overlea St., Clearwater, are
both being held on drug traf-
ficking charges following their
arrest Friday, March 6. They
were reportedly found to be in
possession of over 1,100 grams
of suspected powder cocaine.
Brown has been charged
with the felonies of traffic
ing in cocaine over 400 grams,
aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer, felony
fleeing and eluding a law en-
forcement officer and child
neglect. She was also charged


Tiffany J. Della D.
Brown Deluca
with the misdemeanors of pos-
session of marijuana under 20
grams, possession of drug par-
aphernalia and resisting a law
enforcement officer without
violence. Her bond has been
set at $1,050,000.
Brown reportedly had her
2-month old baby in the front
seat of her car during the entire
incident.
Deluca was charged with
the felony of trafficking in
See Drug Page 9


Violators of SFWMD


water restrictions


could face fines


Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
PRCA Bronc Riding in Okeechobee.


"We are proud to host two
annual PRCA Rodeos every
year right here in Okeechobee,"
said Dudley Kirton, Okeecho-
bee Cattlemen's Association
President.
This year's rodeo will bring
some of the nations top cow-
boys to show their talents and
compete. Participants come
from all over the United States
and Canada to compete for
their titles.
Jerry Todd will return to
Okeechobee to serve as Mas-
ter of Ceremonies for the 2009


Spring Rodeo. Todd travels with
wife, Candi and son Kyle. Candi
entertains the crowd with back-
ground music and Kyle serves
as rodeo clown during the
Mutton Bustin' event. Mr.Todd
was named announcer of the
year for WPRA in 2004, World's
Toughest Bulls and Broncs An-
nouncer in 2005 and 4L Rodeo
Company Mossy Oak Series an-
nouncer from 2004-2006.
Rodeo tickets may be
purchased in advance at
See Rodeo Page 8


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Water wasters beware, you
could be fined.
Even though the lake is
about two and a half feet higher
than it was at this time last year,
residents are reminded we are
in a drought and that water re-
strictions are still in place.
With February's end, the
2008-09 dry season in Florida
became the third driest on re-
cord dating back to 1932 and
forecasts call for continued dry
conditions.
"Declining rainfall numbers
illustrate how vital water con-
servation is to South Florida,
not just during the dry season
but year round," said South
Florida Water Management Dis-


trict (SFWMD) Executive Direc-
tive Carol Ann Wehle. "Through
conservation, residents can
continue to play a crucial role
in sustaining the water supply."
The SFWMD is closely mon-
itoring water levels and is urg-
ing residents and businesses
to conserve water and follow
landscape irrigation restric-
tions. Over the 16 southern
Florida counties served by SF-
MWD the average rainfall for
Jan. 2 to March 10 was 0.84
inches, a deficit of 4.45 inches
for that time period. The dry
season deficit to date (Nov. 2,
to 2008 to March 10, 2009) is
2.45 inches, a 7.51 inch deficit.
Residential landscape wa-
tering restrictions have been
See SFWMD Page 8


'To Kill a Mockingbird'


continues this weekend


The Okeechobee Commu
nity Theatre (OCT) continues
the celebration of its 30th year
with the Harper Lee classic, "To
Kill a Mockingbird" this Friday
and Saturday.
The show, which was adapt-
ed for the stage by Christopher
Sergel, will be presented March
13 and 14 at 8 p.m. each eve-
ning.
The theatre is on the
Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, one block west of the
Golden Corral Restaurant. Re-
served seat tickets are on sale
at the Okeechobee County
Chamber of Commerce for $12
each.
"This is not just a play. It's


more like a community event,"
said OCT coordinator director,
Ron Hayes. "The biracial cast is
made up of 25 of Okeechobee's
most talented people ranging
in age from nine to 80 plus who
have all been working since
early January to make this a
production to remember."
The story itself is an Ameri-
can cultural institution. It cen-
ters on racial prejudice in a
dusty Alabama town in the
1930s, as seen through the eyes
of a young girl. The novel won
the Pulitzer Prize for Literature,
and the motion picture adapta
tion was nominated for eight
Academy Awards. Both are list-
ed as favorites of the American


public in survey after survey.
The nearly 50 people in the
support crew have worked tire-
lessly to create all of the period
costumes necessary, and to
construct a set that rivals any-
thing the theatre group has put
on the stage in the three de
cades of its existence.
Okeechobee Community
Theatre is an all-volunteer orga-
nization of local residents who
produce Broadway style com
edies, dramas and musicals for
Okeechobee audiences.
For more information on
the OCT, please call Ron and
Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307.


Submitted photo
Scout and Jem look on in fear as their father, Atticus Finch at-
tempts to shoot a rabid dog that endangers the neighborhood.
Sheriff Heack Tate looks on. Performers are (left to right) Kay-
lee Whidden, Andrew Hall, James Garner and Michael White.


This weekend: It's rodeo time!


.. .. .

Submitted photo/Sandra Pearce
The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association will again hold their Annual Spring PRCA
Rodeo on March 14 and 15. Plan to see traditional rodeo events and watch professional
contestants compete for cash prizes and points toward a circuit championship.


Cattlemen host PRCA rodeo




2 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Anniversary


Rev. Neil and Rosetta
Gunsalus celebrate
50th anniversary

Rev. Neil and Rosetta Gunsalus
will celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary on March 15, 2009.
Theywere wed March 15,1959
by Russell Elder in Atlanta, Ga.
Their children are Myron Gun-
salus of Ormond Beach and Lydia
Hall of Okeechobee.
They have seven grandchil
dren.
A celebration in their honor
will be held on Sunday, March 15,


at 3 p.m. at Faith Alive Fellowship,
3075 S.W Third Terrace, hosted
by family and friends. All are wel-
come to attend this celebration
honoring an extraordinary couple
whose lives have touched hun-
dreds of people throughout their
50 years of marriage and minis-
try. Neil and Rosetta served the
Florida Conference of the United
Methodist Church from more
than 40 years and retired from the
First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee in 2001. They are a
testimony of the enduring love
and power of Jesus Christ. Please
email any notes or questions to
liveforthelegacvy(me.com.


Kay Mullins Memorial


scholarship formed


Birth announcement


Taylan

Shawn

Heater
Shawn and Natasha Heater
of Okeechobee are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their son, Tay-
lan Shawn Heater.
He was born on Dec. 14, 2008
at home in Okeechobee. He
weighed 8 lbs 11 ounces and was
22 inches long at birth.
Taylan was welcomed into the
world by Charleigh and Mason
Heater.
Maternal grandparents are Jim
and Ruthi Pippin of Okeechobee.


UDTaml
Taylan Shawn Heater


Paternal grandparents Robert
and Elaine Heater of Okeecho
bee.
Great grandparents are Jean
Woods of Gainesville; Don and
Linda Heater of Okeechobee and
Myron and Beatrice Tanner of
Belden Hill, N.Y


Submitted photo
Linda Syfrett, President Okeechobee Educational Foun-
dation, Inc. presents a check for the Kay Mullins Memo-
rial Scholarship to Kay's son, Bubba; husband, Danny and
daughter, Samantha.


Kay Mullins began sharing
her love for education with the
residents of Okeechobee in 1964.
Since that time many of her stu-
dents from the school district and
IRSC have said, "I wouldn't be
where I am today if it weren't for
Miss Kay." "Miss Kay," as she was
affectionately known, touched
so many lives and will be greatly
missed by all. The Mullins family
wants Kay's love for education to
continue through a scholarship
in her memory. If you would like
to make a donation, send your


check payable to Okeechobee
Educational Foundation, Inc., Kay
Mullins Memorial Scholarship Ac-
count, 700 S.W Second Avenue,
Okeechobee, FL 34974. 863-462-
5000 ext. 257.
The Mullins family designed a
website to share memories and
photographs of Kay, be sure to
check out the site. http://memo-
rialwebsites.legacy.com/kaymul-
lins/homepage.aspx


IRSC offers security training


Get the training needed to be
a certified Security Officer in the
State of Florida at Indian River
State College Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus. For the first time in Okeecho-
bee, IRSC is offering the Secu
rity Officer Training course (CJTV
811) that prepares completers for
a career as a security officer.
By obtaining a Florida License
as a Security Officer, a certified
individual is prepared to enter a
profession that protects the prop-
erty and personal safety of others.
The class will be offered from


March 16-27 Monday through Fri-
day from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Dixon
Hendry Campus in Okeechobee.
Tuition for the course, includ-
ing a $5 lab fee is just $81.40 for
Florida residents. You can register
for the class online at www.irsc.
edu or by calling 1-866-792-4772.
Students may also register in per-
son at the Dixon Hendry Campus
or at any IRSC campus. For more
information call the IRSC Dixon
Hendry Campus at 1-863-824-
6000.


Get financial aid assistance



at IRSC's "cash for college"


Need money for college? Cash
for College at Indian River State
College is a one day event to help
new and returning students get
money for college. Held on Satur-
day, March 14, at 10 a.m. at IRSC
campuses across the Treasure
Coast, college-bound individuals
of any age can get no-cost, pro-
fessional assistance completing
the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The
FAFSA is required for any student

Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Sunny with a high near
83 and winds from the east north-
east between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear with a
low around 60 and winds from
the east southeast around 5 mph
becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny with
a high near 82 and winds from
the east between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly
cloudy with a low around 61 with
winds from the southeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a
high near 82 and winds from the
east southeast between 5 and 10
mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy
with a low around 61 and winds
from the east southeast between
5 and 10 mph.


Lotteries
Florida Lottery
the numbers selected
in the Florida Lottery:


Here are
Monday
Cash 3:


7-2-9; Play 4: 4-1-9-7; Fantasy 5:
11-18-20-24-25; Mega Money:
1-5-19-40 MB 18; Florida Lotto:
2-14-27-31-43-53; Powerball: 21-
27-28-56-59 PB21 x2. Numbers
drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 6-0-6;
Play 4: 9-3-0-6.


seeking federal and state financial
aid, including grants and loans.
Attendees should bring their
2008 tax return if possible, along
with W2 forms. Parents should
accompany dependent students
and bring their tax return.
The Cash for College event will
be held at the IRSC Main Campus,
Crews Hall/Building W, corner
of 35th Street and Virginia Av-
enue, Fort Pierce; St. Lucie West
Campus, Schreiber Conference


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Okeechobee men


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Going against a recommenda-
tion from the Department of Cor-
rections (DOC) and the pleadings
of the defendant, a circuit court
judge sentenced an Okeechobee
man to serve 18 months in pris-
on.
Judge Lawrence Mirman
found Douglas J. Hansen Jr., 23,
guilty Monday, March 9, of pos
session of marijuana with intent
to sell and possession of a firearm
after being found delinquent.
Once he has completed his

Man, 27, !

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Avon Park man was sen
tenced to 13 years in prison after
he was found guilty of having sex
with a 15-year-old Okeechobee
girl, and will now be labeled as a
sexual offender.
Based on witness statements
and DNA results Sylvester Pierre
Jr, 27, East Tellico St., was found
guilty of lewd and lascivious bat
tery in a February jury trial. Mon-
day, March 9, he went before
Circuit Court Judge Lawrence
Mirman for sentencing.
Pierre was arrested by De-
tective Ted Van Deman of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of
fice (OCSO) after interviewing the
victim, the victim's mother and


sentence, Hansen must also pay
all court cost and fees. He will
not, however, have to serve any
probation after his release from
prison.
Hansen was arrested May 6,
2008, on the drug charge. He was
then arrested Nov. 12, 2008, on
a warrant signed by Judge Mir-
man on the firearm possession
charge.
As Hansen stood before the
judge Monday afternoon, he talk
ed about learning his lesson after
spending time in the Okeechobee
County Jail.
"I want to be productive in


found guilty, dra
my life. I've always wanted to be "has a checkered past" he was
a firefighter," he told the judge. not a danger to the community.
"I'm definitely wide awake now. But, Judge Mirman didn't
It's been a wake-up call." agree.
If he could avoid becoming a "I don't think you're a big can-
convicted felon, Hansen said he didate for probation," Judge Mir-
could fulfill his dream of becom- man told the young defendant.
ing a fireman. "Your prior record, as a whole,
After completing its pre-sen- is more aggravating than mitigat-
tencing investigation, the DOC ing."
recommended that Judge Mir- He said the nature of the charg-
man place Hansen on probation es, with guns and drugs involved,
or community control and man were aggravating circumstances
date that he attend a drug reha of the case.
bilitation program. And even though the state
DOC went on to state in its rec- recommended that Hansen be
ommendation that while Hansen sentenced to five years in prison,


w prison terms
Judge Mirman issued Hansen an
18-month prison stint. Hansen
will be credited with 53 days for
the time he has already spent in
the county jail.
Hansen has 30 days to appeal.


In an unrelated case, Oscar
Ford was sentenced March 9 to
serve 30 months in prison follow-
ing his conviction on charges of
possession of cocaine with intent
to sell and the sale of cocaine.
Ford, who has a long list of
drug-related arrests according to
the Okeechobee County Clerk of
Courts web site, was also ordered


Douglas Oscar
Hansen Ford
by Judge Mirman to pay all court
costs and fees.
He will receive a credit of
one day for time served in the
Okeechobee County Jail.


gets prison for involvement with 15-year-old girl


when DNA results proved that the
restaurant cook had, indeed, had
sexual intercourse with the girl.
Pierre was officially arrested
by the OCSO detective on May 19,
2008.
According to the detective's re-
port, Pierre and the girl engaged
in a phone conversation and she
invited him to her house. The
two had known each other for a
while, but after the victim's moth-
er learned the man's true age she
forbade him to have any contact
with her daughter.
Around 2 a.m. onJan. 22,2008,
the mother arose from her bed
and found the door to her daugh-
ter's bedroom locked, which was
against the mother's rules. When
the mother knocked on the door
she heard noises coming from


the bedroom.
She then
went outside
and saw Pierre
crawling out of
her daughter's
bedroom win-
dow. He ran to
a car, which the
mother said she Sylvester
knew belonged Pierre
to Pierre, and
drove away. The mother also told
Detective Van Deman that she
found Pierre's shirt in her daugh-
ter's bedroom.
The next morning she took
her daughter to the emergency
room where doctors collected
samples from the girl with a sex
crimes kit.
The detective's report states


that the victim's mother initially
had no problem with her daughter
and Pierre having a platonic rela-
tionship because she thought he
was 17. Then, when she learned
his true age, she ordered the man
to stay away from her daughter.
During Monday's sentencing
hearing, Assistant State Attorney
Tom Bakkedahl told the judge
that Pierre was banking on the
mother and daughter not testify-
ing against him during the trial.
When the mother addressed
the court Monday she stated that
although she was angry at first,
she later calmed down and didn't
want Pierre prosecuted.
"He rolled the dice and lost,"
said Mr. Bakkedahl. "My concern
lies with the public in the future."
He then told Judge Mirman


that the state recommended
Pierre receive a prison sentence
of 16 years.
But defense attorney Carlus
Haynes argued that because his
client has a diminished mental-
ity the judge should hand down
a lighter sentence. He pointed out
that Pierre did not receive a high
school diploma and is not, men-
tally, 27 years of age.
The Orlando-based attorney
stated that the crime was not pre-
meditated and that he was not
preying on the victim. He then
suggested that his client receive a
prison stint of not more than five
years, and be placed on five years
probation.
But Mr. Bakkedahl argued that
Pierre "was playing dumb" and
even though he was a special ed


student in school that was not a
true indicator of his intelligence
level.
"He held down a job and
could drive a car," said the pros-
ecutor. "And he lied about having
sex with the victim. He's trying to
mitigate his culpability in this by
lying."
Judge Mirman agreed and said
there was "tremendous premedi-
tation" in the case.
"He snuck in the mother's
home and violated her trust," said
the judge. "And, he exposed the
girl to teenage pregnancy."
Pierre will receive credit for
the 295 days he's already served
in jail and was ordered to pay all
court costs and fees, as well as a
$3,000 tab for the DNA test.


Woman found guilty of thefts, draws 2 year prison term

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Even though she reportedly
suffers from kleptomania, a local
mother of five children will spend
the next two years in prison.
Erma Lee Sanchez, 29, was ar-
rested May 8, 2008, and charged
with two counts of grand theft,
one count of second-degree petit
theft and one count of petit theft -
third offense.
Besides the prison term, San
chez will serve a total of eight
years probation and was ordered
to pay all court costs and fees. She
must also pay $1,494 in restitution
to Walmart.
According to courtroom state-
ments Sanchez stole two, 32-inch
LCD televisions from the store on
the same day -one in the morn
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months, plus
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putting you strictly on probation,"
said Circuit Court Judge Lawrence
Mirman to the defendant Monday,
March 9.
He went on to say that accord-
ing to her prior arrests, "... you've
never been punished for what
you've done."
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has been diagnosed as a klepto-
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stealing. But, she wants to stop
because she doesn't want to be
away from her children.
"Every time I walk into a store I
feel like have to take something,"
she said. "I knew what I was do
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help it. If I don't stop what I do,
it will cause the separation of me
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a history of arrests for theft dat-
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Lake level dropping
BIG O: The Lake level is at 12.61. Everyone in Okeechobee knew
that it was wrong when they started the pulse releases last year except
for those at South Florida Water Management. They said it was because
of the dike IF we had a storm. Or was Big Sugar behind the ruse? Fay
never got close enough that they couldn't have dumped enough water
out in time.
STORAGE: It's got a lot to do with the restoration of the Everglades
project. I don't think you will ever see the lake levels much above that
except for the rainy season. They are proposing to build a water con-
tainment lake between Okeechobee and Lakeport on the west side of
78, it's supposed to be anywhere from 10 to 18 thousand acres if I'm
not mistaken.
CHECK THE FACTS: The Army Corps of Engineers determines the
regulation schedule for Lake Okeechobee as well as makes the deci-
sion about pulse releases to the estuaries. Those at the South Florida
Water Management District were the ones trying to convince the Army
Corps not to do it ... but then again if you don't read the right stuff you
wouldn't know that. As Paul Harvey would say, "Now you know the
rest of the story." Also, if people would visit the Water Management
District's web site they would also know the storm water treatment
area they will be building is southeast of Okeechobee between 441
and 710 near 15B, it's call Lakeside Ranch. Nothing at this time as far
as I've read is being proposed for the Lakeport area. That information
is from outdate Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Reports spon-
sored again by the Army Corps.
MOVING WATER: They can't dump water fast. With all of the
pumps running and all of the gates open, they can only release a few
inches a day. The lake is just too big to release water quickly.
DROUGHT: I do not recall them dumping any water when Faye
was coming. Before Tropical Storm Fay, we were in a terrible drought
and the lake was very low. Because of Faye's rain, the lake came up a
couple feet from all the drainage of the floodwater. This time last year
the lake was only 10 ft.

Deputy's cooler stolen
THEFT: The article about the deputy's cooler being stolen while
he was helping to rescue an accident victim states the deputy took the
cooler out of the back of the truck so they had room for the stretcher.
There was no where to lock up the cooler in the truck or in the ambu-
lance and a person's life hung in the balance -- they had to get through
the brush to an injured person and get him to the helicopter. The am-
bulance could not get through there so they took the truck. Whoever
stole the water cooler left in front of the ambulance is a low life. I guess
we are lucky they didn't steal the tires off the ambulance! If they were
thirsty, they could have just taken a bottle of water instead of stealing
the whole cooler.
SECURITY: The cooler was still unattended. Why did they not put
it inside the ambulance?
PRIORITIES: I am sure when the life of a person is at stake, the last
thing they are thinking is that a cooler will get stolen.
PATROLS: I think it's just an example of how bad things have got-
ten on the prairie. Obviously, the person stealing the cooler is pretty
confident of his ability to get away with taking it. The prairie has prob-
lems that will easily be solved by a stronger police presence and arrest-
ing the bad guys. I was visiting a friend on the coast and there were
police all over the place. They were pulling people over going into the
rather nice neighborhood with minor infractions (driving). The police
caught a bunch of bad guys, confiscated drugs, put people away on
outstanding warrants. It was great! Please Sheriff's Office, do some
thing like that on a Saturday and Sunday out on the prairie and clean
up the riff-raff. There's only two roads (entrances on the Peavine and
101) into the area!

The $250 stimulus checks
STIMULUS: Those $250 checks coming to disabled and retired per-
sons. Now, if we spend that money on clothes, all the money will go to
China, if we spend it on computers, most of the money will go to Korea
or India. If we spend it on gasoline it will all go to the Arabs ... and none
of these scenarios will help the American economy. We need to keep
that money here in America .....so the only way to keep that money
here at home is to drink beer or gamble. Currently, it seems that these
are the only businesses still left in the U.S.
JUST SPEND IT: In a global recession, nobody wins, so it really
doesn't matter where you spend it, just do it.
NOT ENOUGH: I am glad to see the disabled are getting some
help, but its not enough. $250 is not even a decent trip to the grocery.
What are these people thinking, heck Obama is giving millions to other
countries why not his own elderly folks getting some of that money?
TAXES: Some real help would be to lower taxes immediately so
that the ones still working (are there any left?) could have a few bucks
more in their paycheck to spend next one they get. Of course, who
wants to listen to a good conservative idea. Next best thing is to get the
"fair tax" going and get rid of the IRS. It would be the best overhaul of
our government going. Illegals would be paying; people who pocket
their earnings without reporting it would be paying; the rich would be
paying, they buy more, right? After that they could work on letting the
people who have children in school pay for their education, instead of
taxing grandma and grandpa to death for it. The portion of school tax
in my last tax bill was $900. Maybe the stimulus checks will help keep
the energy companies alive so we can have juice without freezing. My
last 2 bills were $446, and $350.
EDUCATION: Regarding having only the people with children in
school to pay for education -- that is short-sighted. People who did not
have any children paid school taxes when you were in school. Unless
you went to a private school, your parents did not foot the entire bill
for your education. So it's only fair that you now help pay to educate
today's children. Others paid for your education, so why gripe that you
now pay for others? Also, education is one of the best investments of
tax dollars -- we need more educated adults in our society. An educated
workforce benefits the society and everyone in it.

Another grow house raided
RAID: I see in the paper the deputies raided another marijuana
grow house -this time in Country Hills Estates. There certainly seem
to be a lot of grow houses in Okeechobee. Is the demand for marijuana
on the increase or is this just a case of drug dealers from other areas
setting up the grow houses in rural communities?
SMOKES: People may turn to marijuana more for their smokes if
Obama gets his 65 cent tax on cigarettes.
CIGARETTES: Watched the news the other night, the feds are add-
ing .65 per pack, but Crist wants to add a state tax of .40 to go along
with it, so it will increase the cost of a $20 carton to $27. I do agree
smoking is a bad habit I have done it for years, but so is drinking why
not cut the state tax in half and make some of those that put our lives
in real danger pay more? At least you are protected from smoke when
you go out to eat in non smoking restaurants, but are you protected
from the person who has had one too many and decides to drive?
LEGALIZE: I remember reading that California already raises sev-
eral hundred million in tax revenue from medical marijuana. The only
problem with legalizing it at the state level is that there is a federal law
that criminalizes it and a Supreme Court decision that allows the fed-
eral law to trump the state laws. Obama made a campaign promise to
suspend DEA drug raids of medical marijuana dispensaries but has yet
to do so. If he did this the medical marijuana market in states like Cali-
fornia could sell more without fear of raids which would then generate
even more taxes. If it was made totally legal, they could end up raising
billions of dollars in revenue while also helping to stimulate the food/
restaurant sector of the economy.


Letters to the Editor


A special thanks
We were overwhelmed with
the expression of Christian Love


of our beloved grandson, Sidney
Brian Burnett. The family and
friends who sent or brought the
delicious food, the beautiful flow-


demonstrated after the passing ers and the lovely cards are great-

Okeechobee Health

Department News


Vital Statistics- Birth and Death Certificates
By Leanne McLaughlin


Chief Deputy Registrar
One of the many services of
fered by the Okeechobee County
Health Department is that of Vi-
tal Statistics. The Office of Vital
Statistics serves the public by ac-
cepting birth and death records
for Okeechobee County and fil-
ing them with the state office in
Jacksonville. Each county health
department in the state of Florida
is responsible for the filing of re-
cords from their county. These
records are forwarded from hos-
pitals, midwives, funeral homes
and the County Medical Exam-
iner's office. Certified copies of
these documents are then avail-
able for purchase by the general
public.
Many of our local citizens are
unaware that they can purchase
a certified copy of their Florida
birth certificate from the county
health department. In order to
do this, there are a few require-
ments which must be met. You
must have been born in the state
of Florida, be 18 years of age or
older and present a valid photo
ID. For persons under the age of
18, a parent named on the birth
certificate can request a copy. The
fee for the certified copy is $12.
For persons not born in Florida,
applications from other states are
available free of charge.
The availability of death certifi-
cates is a little different than that
of birth certificates. Each health
department in Florida maintains
death records for their county
only. Therefore, certified copies
of death certificates are avail-
able for deaths that occurred in
Okeechobee County only. Death
certificates can be issued either
with or without the cause of
death information. Because the


Submitted photo
Leanne McLaughlin, chief
deputy registrar, Office of Vi-
tal Statistics serves the public
by accepting birth and death
records for county residents.

cause of death is considered con-
fidential information it can only
be issued to immediate family of
the decedent, such as a parent,
child, grandparent, grandchild,
sibling or spouse. A death certifi-
cate without the cause of death is
public record and can be issued
to anyone who requests it. Again,
the applicant must present a valid
photo ID and the fee for a certified
death certificate is $12.
So when the need arises for
a birth or death record, think of
your county health department.
We are here to serve you. Should
you have any questions feel free
to give the office of vital statistics
a call at: 863-462-5804.


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At Your Service On Page 2


ly appreciated. Also to those who
came just to be with us, we are so
grateful. There just ain't nothing
like family and friends to help you
through these trying times. May


God bless you one and all.
Sincerely,
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Community Calendar
Wednesday
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) AA. 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.
AA. 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
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun. All types of sewing is
welcome, such as quilting, applique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting,
serging. Bring your sewing machines if you like to sew. For more
information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at
863-467-2231.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group basic text meeting 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
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 Alien 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.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday
of each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word
at 7 p.m. For information call 863-612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W
Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday
each month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863-467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes Support Group
which meets on the second Thursday of each month in the hospital
cafeteria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the program
coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A., C.D.E., C.P.T., at 863-763-5093.
Depending on Christ Depression Support Group meets at 6
p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month out on Martin
County Grade. For information and directions please contact Laura
Lee at 772-597-0463.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-932-
8677.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W. Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick 8
p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with any
12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a weekly meeting. Overeaters
Anonymous (OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet club. There are no dues, fees or
weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop
eating compulsively. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.
Restoration ministries meets the second Friday of each month to
help with addictions, depression, etc., at 7 p.m. For more information
call Miss Kathy at 863-357-9083.




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Glades County rezones 242 acres near Lakeport


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A large parcel of open use
agriculture land in Lakeport was
rezoned to residential and com-
mercial when the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
met Tuesday in Moore Haven.
The project proposed by Ellen
Click Smith changed the zoning
of just over 242 acres at 12044
State Road 78 N.E. in Lakeport.
The application included a zoning
change of 206 acres to residential
general and 36 acres to commer-
cial general.
There was no public input on
the application at the public hear-
ing.
There is no development plan
for the property at this time.
Planners noted the proposed
change could possibly gener-
ate as many as 1,443 units at a
maximum density of seven units
per acre. Any future plans for the


property must first be approved
by the County Planning Board
and the Board of County Com-
missioners.
The Board also approved the
expenditure of up to $60,000 to
put another ambulance in service.
Glades EMS Director Bob Jones
said the County currently doesn't
have a backup ambulance when
the active units are being repaired.
Peach State Ambulance would
sell the County a new Chevy 4500
chassis and install the old box on
the new chassis for $60,000.
The County also is upset with
the performance of the old ambu-
lance and might pursue their legal
rights under the Florida Lemon
Law on the old ambulance.
Chairman Russell Echols ex-
plained some recent develop-
ments in the gaming laws that
impact the Brighton Reservation.
Echols said the host counties of
this casino's could see some new


revenue under one proposal. He
noted that one proposal would
bring a 'pretty good chunk of
money' to Glades County. Echols
said if this proposal were ap-
proved he would like to see some
of the money go to the school
board to help their financial situ-
ation.
"There's going to be gaming
no matter what. If we can get a
portion of the proceeds we ought
to do it," Mr. Echols noted. One
proposal would bring five percent
of the proceeds of the gaming ac-
tivity to the host county.
Echols noted right now the
County receives no funds for the
gambling that goes on at the ca-
sino.
Commissioner Donna Storter
said it's likely gambling at the
reservations is going to expand.
She supported a motion to send a
letter of support from the County
Commission on the gaming is-


sue.
County Attorney Richard Prin-
gle said he expects to have a bid
on the construction contract for
the Pearce Canal cleanup for the
boards approval within the next
month.
County Manager Wendell Tay-
lor said there were 11 possible
bidders who attended a manda
tory pre-bid meeting last week in
Buckhead Ridge. Mr. Taylor said
he also had a productive meet-
ing over the Moore Haven canal
cleanup. He noted it likely will
take up to six months to get the
permit necessary to clean up that
canal. Mr. Taylor predicted the
Buckhead Ridge canal work will
be done before the height of the
rainy season.
Mr. Pringle is also writing a
proposed ordinance that would
give local bidders preference
when they engage in competitive
bids to provide the County goods


Dry conditions increase danger of wildfires


TALLAHASSEE Florida is
experiencing twice the wildfire
activity of a year ago and the dan
ger is increasing every day, Flor-
ida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson said recently.
Mr. Bronson is urging residents
to do their part to prevent wild-
fires by avoiding any unnecessary
outdoor burning. They should
also check with their local Divi
sion of Forestry office or county
government to determine if there
is a local burn ban in effect.
"Prevention is the key," Com-
missioner Bronson said. "We're
asking residents and visitors alike
to exercise extreme caution when


you use anything that involves fire
or high heat. Before conducting
any outdoor burning, check with
officials to see if it is a dangerous
burning day and if there is a local
burn ban in effect."
A lack of substantial rainfall,
especially in Central and South
Florida, coupled with recent
freezes throughout the state, has
left Florida's vegetation ripe for
wildfires. Wildfires can start eas
ily, intensify quickly and move
rapidly because of the current
conditions.
Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) currently
stands at 520, well above normal
for this time of the year. Moreover,


the index shows that nearly half
of Florida is well above the state
wide average and is experiencing
"severe" dryconditions. The KBDI
measures available soil moisture
and runs from 0 (saturated) to
800 (desert-like).
Since Jan. 1, Florida has had
1,024 wildfires that have burned
24,730 acres, compared with 508
fires impacting 11,292 acres at the
same time last year. Because the
lightening season has yet to begin,
virtually all of the fires that have
occurred to date were caused
by humans and were therefore
avoidable.
Additional tips for residents to
help prevent wildfires include:


Never leave a campfire unat-
tended;
Don't throw cigarettes or
other lighted material out of car
windows;
Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove vegeta-
tion from around homes, creating
a 30-foot defensible space;
Do not park motor vehicles
or equipment in areas where the
hot catalytic converter could ig-
nite grass, leaves or debris.
For other wildfire prevention
actions you can take, and recom-
mendations to help increase the
probability that your home and
community can survive a wild-
fire disaster, visit the Florida Divi-
sion of Forestry website at http://
www.fl-dof.com or contact your
local Florida Division of Forestry
field office.
View the "Think Before You
Burn" TV Public Service An
nouncement:
http://www.florida agriculture.
com/videos/flash/Think Before
You Burn.htm.
View the "Arson Alert" TV Pub
lic Service Announcement: http://
www.florida-agriculture.com/vid
eos/flash/Arson Alert 2009.htm.


and services.
Officials also announced that
the annual Chalo Nitka Celebra-
tion was a huge success this year.
Chairman Echols thanked the
volunteer firemen and the Eco-
nomic Development Coalition for
their work on the project. Com-
missioner Butch Jones said this
might have been one of the big-
ger turnouts in the 40 years he has
attended the event.
Mr. Echols thanked volunteers


for a brush fire last week on Way-
man road that threatened several
homes near Moore Haven. A he-
licopter from the Division of For-
estry helped put out the blaze.
The Commission also presented
a 30 year service award to Sandra
Brown of the Clerk of the Courts
office. Clerk Joe Flint said Sandra
has been hard working, dedi-
cated and loyal.. "Glades County
has been truly blessed to have her
working for us for 30 years."


OFFICIAL NOTICE

of the

Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.

ANNUAL MEETING

March 28, 2009


Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s 2009
Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday,
March 28, 2009 at Osceola Middle School
in Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the
meeting being to elect trustees and hear
annual officers' reports.
Registration, Entertainment and Voting will
begin at 8:00 a.m. The Business Meeting
will begin at 10:00 a.m.


Join us for great entertainment, fun, and
prizes including a 1996 GMC C1500 truck
for one lucky member!



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Comcast announces the following changes to the channel
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Belle Glade / Pahokee, Clewiston and
each of its surrounding areas:


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy

Dry conditions mean fire danger
The drought index continues to rise and the wild fire season is getting busy in this area.
Firemen reported several small brush fires in Okeechobee, a large one near Moore haven,
a cane field fire near Lakeport and a pasture fire on Martin Grade in the past week.


Churches plan special programs


Places of

Worship
Share your news and photos
for this column by email to
pgawda@newszap.com
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peace Lutheran Church, 750
N.W 23rd Lane, will have soup
and sandwiches each Wednes
day evening at 6 p.m. until Easter
with a service to follow at 7 p.m.
Youth will meet 5:15 to 7:45 p.m.
on Wednesday during Lent. The
regular schedule will resume after
Easter. The Peace Lutheran Blue-


grass Band recently performed at
the KOA Tennis Banquet and re-
ceived a standing ovation.
The revival at Okeechobee
Missionary Baptist Church,
4212 441 N., continues March
11-15 with services at 7 p.m.
each evening. The evangelist
will be Rev. John Hancock, an
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ate. On March 15 the church will
be celebrating Homecoming with
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., wor
ship at 10:45 a.m. and dinner after
church.
OakView Baptist Church,
677 S.W. 32nd St., will have a Mis-
sions Fair on Saturday, March 14
from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Everyone is
invited to come and learn about
Oakview's mission and also see
other mission opportunities.
The youth of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St., will sponsor a Gold
Party on March 14. If you have
old, unwanted gold jewelry or
anything else made of gold, bring
it to the church between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. Professional gold buy-
ers will be on hand to buy your
gold. Sell as much gold as you
want and you will be helping the
youth group raise money for their


summer mission trip to London.
A free meal will be provided to
all who attend. Call 863-763-4021
for more information or to make
an appointment for faster service,
to cut down on the wait time for
your gold to be weighed and ana-
lyzed. This is a win-win situation
for all. You get extra cash and the
youth get money for their mission
trip.
The KOA Choir presents "An
Evening of Worship Through Mu
sic" Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m.
at the KOA Convention Center,
4276 U.S. 441 S.
First Baptist Church of
Basinger, 19836 U.S. 98 N. will
host their 98th homecoming on
Sunday, March 15. The service
begins at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mi-
chael Peppers. Special music
will be provided by Tomorrow's
News. The service will be fol-
lowed by dinner on the grounds.
There will be no evening service
that day. All friends and former
members are invited.
The Okeechobee News
welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail
okeenews@newszap.com or
call Pete Gawda at 863 763 3134,
extension 4225.


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Effective April 15, 2009, Music Choice will be making the
changes to the Music Choice lineup:


Music Choice Channels
70's
80's
90's
Adult Alternative
Alternative
Americana no longer offered
Bluegrass no longer offered
Blues
Classic Alternative
Classic Country
Classic Rock
Classical Masterpieces
Contemporary Christian
Dance / Electronica (Merge of Dance and Electronica)
Easy Listening
Gospel
Hip-Hop and R&B
Hip-Hop Classics
Hit List
Jazz
Kidz Only!
Light Classical
Metal
Mexicana
MixTape
Musica Urbana
Opera no longer offered
Party Favorites
Pop Hits (was Adult Top 40)
Pop Latino
R&B Classics (was Classic R&B)
R&B Soul


Reggae
Retro Rock (Merge of Arena Rock and


Retro-Active)


Rock
Rock en Espanol no longer offered
Romances
Showcase no longer offered
Show Tunes no longer offered
Singers & Swing
(Merge of Big Band & Swing and Singers & Standards)
Smooth Jazz
Soft Rock (was Lite Hits)
Solid Gold Oldies
Sounds of the Seasons
Soundscapes
Stage & Screen
Throwback Jamz (was R&B Hits)
Today's Country
Toddler Tunes
Tropicales (was Salsa y Merengue)
True Country


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827
826
815
816
848
805
832
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814
841
839
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833
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6 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 11, 2009



County may revise Okee-Tantie policies


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting tomorrow,
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners are scheduled to take
up two matters tabled from last
meeting and consider honoring
Retired Judge William Hendry.
As a result of questions raised
at the last meeting by two long-
term campers, the board will take
a look at revising policies, regu-
lations and rates at Okee-Tantie
Campground.
Also at the last meeting, com-
missioners wanted more infor-
mation about the proposed new
position of road maintenance
technician before approving
the creation of such a position.
Commissioners will consider the


If you go ...
What: Bimonthly meeting
of the Okeechobee County
Commissioners
When: 9 a.m. Thursday,
March 12
Where: Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department Auditori-
um, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

proposed job description which
would include technical work in
the areas of zoning, permitting,
public works, computer schedul-
ing and tracking. The person in
this position would deal with citi-
zen complaints, work with devel-
opers, public officials and other
departments within the county.
Elizabeth Maxwell, representing
the Okeechobee County Bar As-


sociation, is scheduled to address
the board requesting that Court-
room A of the Historic Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse be des-
ignated the "William L. Hendry
Courtroom" as a way to thank
the retired judge for his many
years of service to the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit and the citizens
of Okeechobee County. The bar
association would provide an ap-
propriate plaque.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
conduct an executive ses-
sion to discuss pending litigation
with American Drilling Services;
proclaim March 12 to be
Make a Wish Foundation of
Southern Florida Day in Okeecho-
bee County;


proclaim March 29 to be
Children's Day in Okeechobee
County;
proclaim April 5 to be Parents
and Children's Day in Okeecho-
bee County;
proclaim March to be Ameri-
can Red Cross Month in Okeecho-
bee County;
approve a change order
granting a two week time exten-
sion on the jail emergency gen-
erator contract to begin when
Florida Power & Light completes
the installation of the new trans-
former;
receive a financial update
from deputy county administrator
Robbie Chartier;
award a contract to imple-
ment a municipal service benefit


Okeechobee Utility Authority audit goes well


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There was good news to come
out of the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority (OUA) Board of Directors
meeting on Tuesday March 10.
The expansion of the wastewater
treatment plant is substantially
completed.
In addition to hearing that
good news the board acted on
two developers agreements and
received a good report on their
annual audit. One of the agree-
ments is for the only development
that is actually being built at this
time. The other one helped a de-
veloper who is in financial straits,
but who appeared to the board to
be acting in good faith.
The board acted to help devel-
oper Dr. Ben Schachter, Welling-
ton veterinarian, who explained
his financial situation to the
board. He set out to be an inves-
tor in a proposed project on S.W
16th Avenue. He ended up being
the developer when his developer
backed out of the project and left
him holding the bag.
"They deserted us," Dr.
Schachter, said of his develop-
ers." "We started out as investors
and now we are developers. We
have so much money to carry this
thing and now it is stretching."
He expressed a desire to keep the
project alive and maintain his re-
sponsibility to OUA.
"The only way we are going to
get through these times is to work
together," Dr. Schachter said. "I
believe you folks will give devel-
opers fair treatment."
Unlike most other developers,
who are making time payments
on their developers agreements,
Dr. Schachter paid the full amount
in advance to reserve the sewer
capacity. He said he had personal-
ly borrowed the money to pay for
the reserved sewer capacity. The
board had already granted a one-
year extension which expired in
February. According to the terms
of that extension agreement, Dr.
Schachter paid the monthly base
charges. However he said he has
been unable to find someone to
develop the property and was
unable to continue making pay-
ments. The new addendum to
his agreement allowed him each
month to trade off two of the re-
served units he had already paid
for in lieu of paying base charges.
The term of the extension is for
two years. If, at any time during
the two years, construction starts
or the property is sold, the units
would have to be bought back at
the current price.
Some board members ex-
pressed concern about setting a
precedent. However, board at-
torney Tom Conley said that if
other developers wished similar
concession, they would have to
pay in full.
According to the agreement,
Dr. Schachter is required to fur-
nish the board a letter every six
month detailing his actions to-
ward developing the property.
The board also approved a
developers agreement for Silver
Palms, the new RV park on U.S.


441 S. where the lots are owned
by RV owners rather than rented
as in most RV parks. Eventually,
there will be 560 RV lots. Phase
I, which is almost completed,
contains 167 lots, a clubhouse,
maintenance building and other
amenities.
The developer of Silver Palms
agreed to pay $281,704 for ad-
ministrative fees, water service,
and wastewater service. The de-
veloper will pay 50 percent down
and two annual payments of 25
percent each.
In addition the developer of Sil-
ver Palms will be billed separately
by OUA for up to $19,255.20 to
pay for replacing a six inch asbes-
tos cement water main with a six
inch PVC water main.
Board members heard the
magic words "clean" and "un-
qualified opinion" in a report on
their annual audit that was done
by the firm of Nowlen, Holt &
Miner. They learned that finan-
cially, the utility is in good shape
and that the auditors noted no
discrepancies that needed to be
reported. The assets of the utility
are sufficient to cover the liabili-
ties.
The wastewater treatment
plant expansion project is sub-
stantially completed except for
the injection well to store treated
wastewater. Currently the treated
wastewater is being using on the
OUA sprayfield and by William-
son Cattle Company for irrigation.
Capacity of the plant is now three
million gallons a day as opposed
to the original one million gallons
a day. An earlier modification
enlarged the capacity to 1.272
million gallons a day and the
project just completed enlarged
the capacity to three million gal-
lons a day. In connection with
this matter the board approved a
change order to Wharton-Smith
for a 21 calendar day extension
of completion time. They also ap-
proved final payment of $413,856
to Wharton-Smith and accepted a
Certificate of Substantial Comple-
tion prepared by the engineer for
the project.
In a related matter, the board
agreed to a $10,000 state revolv-
ing fund loan to help pay for the
wastewater treatment plant ex-
pansion;
In other action, the board:
recognized appointments
made by the Okeechobee County
Board of Commissioners to the
OUA Board: Tommy Hoover as
regular board member with a
term of four years and Rick Jor-
dan as alternate with a term of
two years;
reappointed Harry Molden-
hauer as Glades County Alternate
Board Member;
elected Frank Irby chairman,
Melanie Anderson as vice chair
and Carl Leonard as second vice
chair;
approved payment of
$15,120 to Lanzo Lining Services,
Inc. of Deerfield Beach for lining
242 feet of old clay sewer pipes
since this process is cheaper than
replacing the pipe;
approved the financial report
for the period ending Feb. 28;


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approved payment seven
in the amount of $120,706.12 to
Derrico Construction Corporation
of Melbourne for work completed
on the SE-2 Lift Station and Grav-
ity Sewer Rehabilitation Project;
authorized payment of
$19,960 to Andreyev Engineering
of Sanford for laboratory testing
services required for permitting
the deep injection well at the
wastewater treatment plant;
awarded a contract to Ozone
Water System, Inc. in the amount
of $11,362 for on-site preventative
maintenance procedures for the
ozone system at the surface water
treatment plant
approved a contract between
SFWMD and OUA and a separate
contract between OUA and Wil-


Community Events


OCEA holds
membership meeting
The Okeechobee County
Education Association (OCEA)
will have its third general mem-
bership meeting of the 2008-09
school year, on Thursday, March
12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Media Cen-
ter at Osceola Middle School, 825
S.W 28th St. They will: form the
financial review and negotiation
committees, hear reports from
the Medical Insurance Committee
and Rally attendees, and found
out what to expect with possible
budget cuts and educational legis-
lation. If you are not a member of
OCEA, you may join at the meet-
ing. There will be refreshments
and door prizes.

Area Agency on Aging
to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of
Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc.
is planning its upcoming month-
ly Board of Directors Executive
Committee meeting, to be held at
the Area Agency on Aging, 4400
N. Congress Ave., West Palm
Beach, on Thursday, March 12.
The meeting is scheduled to be-
gin at 8:30 a.m. Contracts requir-
ing the expenditure of funds are a
regular agenda item of this meet-
ing. Please call Vivian Pfau, Area
Agency on Aging, at 561 684-5885
for more information.

Library presents
free program
Paul Buster is an excellent
historian, storyteller and singer
of Seminole stories, legends, and
songs. Join Mr. Buster for a fun-
filled evening of Seminole cul-
ture at the Okeechobee Library
on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
The program is provided by the
Florida Humanities Council and
is free and open to the public.
The Okeechobee Friends of the
Library will provide light refresh-
ments.

Support group has
special guests
Depending on Christ Mental
Health Support group will be


liamson Cattle Company for the
use of reclaimed water from the
wastewater treatment plant for ir-
rigation;
adopted a resolution approv-
ing a map of the projected OUA
service area for potable water in
2025;
made changes to the pur-
chasing policies, procedure man-
ual and personnel manual; and,
took no action to take part
in the Statewide Law Enforce-
ment Radio System (SLERS) that
the county recently adopted, and
in effect, kept the current radio
system which was noted to be
adequate for OUA needs.
Post your opinions in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


hosting authors ot the book "tro-
ken Minds," Steve and Robyn
Bloem from Heartfelt Counseling
Ministries on Thursday, March
12 at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion call Lauralee at 772-597-0463
or 772-631-9305.

Highlands Social
Dance Club
The Highlands Social Dance
Club hosts ballroom dancing on
Friday, March 13, from 7-9:30
p.m. at the Sebring Lions Club on
Sebring Parkway. Music will be
provided by the Big Band Sound
of The Skylarks. Free ballroom
dance instruction is available at
6:30 p.m. Dance the night away
to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots,
rumbas, jitterbug and other ball-
room favorites. All Club dances
are open to the public. Appropri-
ate dress required. Admission is
$5 for members and $7 for non-
members. For more information
call 863-471-0559.

Shared Services
Roundtable to meet
The Executive Roundtable of
the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County will conduct
its bi-monthly meeting at 1:30
p.m. on Friday, March 13, in the
board room of the Okeechobee
County School Board Office. This
forum provides a mechanism for
dialogue and problem solving in
our community through the col-
laborative efforts of our local deci-
sion makers. The public is invited
to attend. For more information,
please call Sharon Vinson at 863-
462-5000, Ext. 257.

School board to
discuss grants
The Okeechobee County
School Board will host a meet-
ing to inform private schools of
federal grant opportunities for the
2009-2010 school year. The meet-
ing is scheduled for Friday, March
13, at 3 p.m. and will be held in
room 301 of the Okeechobee
County School Board Office. Rep-
resentatives of all private schools
are encouraged to attend.


John E. Entry III
dra7 26, 1954f am 9, 2008

When I come to the end of
my journey
And I travel my last weary mile,
Just forget if you can,
that I ever frowned
And remember only the smile.
Forget unkind words I have
spoken;
Remember some good I have done.
Forget that I ever had heartache
And remember I've had loads of fun.

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unit (MSBU) for emergency medi-
cal services/ambulance special
assessment program;
award a contract to provide
legal services related to the devel-
opment and implementation of
an MSBU; and


Obituaries


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Beverly 'Babe' Rhoden
Edge, 62
UMATILLA Beverly "Babe" Rho-
den Edge, of Umatilla died March 7,
2009. She was 62.
Born April 27,
1946, in Okeecho-
bee to George
and Lillie Mae
Rhoden, she was
a secretary for
Roger Dean
Buick/GMC in Ft.
Pierce. She was a member of the
Church of God, and she enjoyed
traveling and shopping.
Mrs. Edge is survived by her hus-
band, Bobby Edge of Umatilla; two
stepdaughters, Carol Cook of Uma-
tilla and Diane Bruen of Ohio; two
sisters, Kathryn Davis of Vero Beach
and Patricia Williams of Ft. Pierce;
three brothers, Lamar, Jerry and Ro-
nald Rhoden, all of Ft. Pierce; several
step-grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
Visitation was held Tuesday,
March 10, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel. Funeral services will be 10
a.m. today, March 11, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel with Pastor George
Absher officiating. Burial will follow
at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.

Donald Thomas Miller
OKEECHOBEE Donald Thomas
Miller, of Okeechobee, died Tues-
day, March 10, 2009, in Raulerson
Hospital. He was 76.
Born Jan. 29, 1933, in Harmons-
burg, Pa., he served in the U.S. Army
and was a retired Pressman for the
Sun Sentential and was a Reserve
Officer for the Ft. Lauderdale Police
Department. He had been a resident
since 1984 and was a member of the
Eagles.
He was preceded in death by
brothers, Richard and Jesse.
He is survived by his son, Glen Ray
Miller (Terry) of Portage Des Sioux,
Mo.; daughters, Deborah "Sis" Tram-
mel (Bill) of St. Louis, Mo., and Lori
Lauer (John), of St. Charles, Mo.;
eight grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren; and brother, Gene
Miller of Linesville, Pa.
The family will receive friends from
2-4 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee.


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Robert Lee Sheets, 57
OKEECHOBEE Robert Lee
Sheets, of Okeechobee, died Friday,
Feb. 6, 2009, in the Hospice Home.
He was 57.
Born March 26, 1951, in Elbert,
Va., he had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 29 years.
He is survived by his wife of 34
years, Maureen Sheets; daughters,
Marlena Sheets (Douglas Cutler),
and Stacey Nieland (Chris Nieland);
granddaughter, Faith Sheets; grand-
sons, Jason Nieland, Justin Nieland,
and Kevin Nieland, all of Okeecho-
bee; brothers, James Sheets of Vir-
ginia, and Michael Sheets of Ft.
Pierce.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110 NE
5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.

Philip Andrew White, 82
OKEECHOBEE Phillip Andrew
White, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
March 8, 2009, at his residence. He
was 82.
Born March 9, 1926, in Slick Rock,
Ky., he had been a 20 year Winter
Resident of Okeechobee before be-
coming a permanent residence for
the last five years.
He enjoyed fishing, horse back rid-
ing, traveling, and spending time
with his family.
He was a member of the Ballards-
ville Baptist Church, Carpenters for
Christ, Plumbers Union Local 502
and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Grace Emma Alcock; father,
John Roland White; brothers, Ed,
John, and Charlie; and sisters, Eve-
lyn, Beatrice, Ana Mae, Laura Nell,
Lillian and Roberta.
He is survived by his wife of 47
years, Virginia L. White of Okeecho-
bee; daughters, Constance J. Kelly of
Jeffersonville, Ind., Phyllis T. Stam-
per of Louisville, Ky., and Andrea H.
Pence of Westport, Ky.; stepsons,
Ronald C. Waller of Cambridge,
Ohio, and Michael E. Waller of Pal-
myra, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; and
several great-grandchildren.
Services will be conducted at Old-
ham County Funeral Home in La-
Grange, Ky.
All local arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Buxton
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The Federal Communications
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announced on Feb. 27, that there
will be an opportunity this sum-
mer to submit an application for
a new full-power FM radio station
that will be licensed to Okeecho


bee, and serve listeners in the
area. A grant of the application
will authorize the person or entity
filing the application to build and
operate a new FM radio station.
In the event that more than
one applicant submits an applica


tion, the FCC will hold an auction
commencing Sept. 1. The mini-
mum opening bid in the auction
for the Okeechobee radio station
will be $30,000. An applicant that
does not otherwise own any radio
stations is eligible for a 35 percent


bidding credit in this auction.
The FCC is making available
FM radio stations in 122 commu
nities across the United States in
this Sept. 1, auction. A complete
listing of the FM radio station
construction permits to be auc


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website at: http://hraunfoss.fcc.
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DA-09-422A2.pdf. The deadline
for filing applications is expected
to be sometime in June or July.
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He explained that he was do-
ing push ups as ordered by his
cottage father, when Bonds came
over to him and stomped on his
left hand. The force of the blow
split open the boy's finger. But,
Mr. Thomas did not go to the in-
firmary, he was too scared. So,
he put a bandage on the badly in-
jured finger and continued to do
what he was told.
"This scar will never let me for-
get," he said.
He also could not forget see-
ing boys beaten until "there was
blood running out of them." Nor
can he forget the time he was sent
to the office where he received a
horrible beating at the hands of a
man whose name he recalled as
Gifford.


"The strap was made out of a
tire. It was 4- to 5-inches wide and
had silver dollars embedded in it
and was between 2- to 3-feet in
length," he said.
He has no idea how many
times the strap slashed across his
buttocks, back and the back of his
legs as he laid on the iron bed and
held on to the head of the bed.
"Iwasn't counting. All I wanted
was for him to stop," Mr. Thomas
said with his head bowed and
tears dripping from his eyes.
Mr. Thomas, now 61, came for-
ward with his story after reading a
similar article in the Okeechobee
News about the brutal and per
verse ways that young boys were
treated at the boys' schools in
both Okeechobee and Marianna.
He will also join in a class action
lawsuit that has been filed against
the State of Florida for what went
on at the two schools.
"Absent of genocide, this is


Poisonings can be prevented


By Page Pruitt, R.N.
education coordinator
Okeechobee Dept. of Health
National Poison Prevention
Week is March 15-21. This year
marks the first time that there
are two themes for the national
week long celebration: "Children
Act Fast ... So Do Poisons!" and
"Poisonings Span a Lifetime".
"Nearly 50 percent of the
calls received at the poison cen-
ter in 2008 involved children un-
der six years old. Of this number,
specialists in the poison center
were able to manage at least 83
percent of the patients over the
phone which alleviated a visit
to a healthcare facility," noted
Paige Pruitt, R.N., education co-


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Eli's Western Wear, 907 N.W
Park Street, Okeechobee or at
the gate. Premier tickets are $18
in advance and $20 at the gate.


ordinator. "The free emergency
services provided by the poison
center save unnecessary trips
to the hospital, eliminating pos
sible expenses from an emer-
gency room visit, save time, and
ultimately save lives."
When the problem is poison,
the answer is poison control.
Call the poison center at 1-800-
222-1222 if you suspect a poi
soning, need information related
to poisons, or would like free
poison prevention education
materials, including magnets
or stickers. The poison center's
Education Department may also
be contacted at 904-244-2699 for
free poison awareness present
tions.

Tickets for children under age
12 are $10 in advance and $12 at
the gate. Reserved seating tickets
are $12 in advance and $15 at the
gate. Reserved seating tickets for
children age 12 and under are $6
in advance and $8 at the gate.
Sponsors for the 2009 Spring
Rodeo include the Okeechobee
County Cattlemen's Associa-


your modern day Nazi concentra
tion camp things going on," said
Gregory Hoag, a St. Petersburg
attorney whose firm, along with
other firms, are handling the suit.
Over 150 men have come for-
ward and are now telling their
stories of the beatings, torture
and sexual molestation they re-
ceived at the hands of employees
and cottage fathers at the two
schools.
Although Mr. Thomas said he
was beaten every Friday night,
he added that he was never mo-
lested.
In 1967, then-Florida governor
Claude Kirk toured the Florida
School for Boys in Okeechobee
and labeled the conditions "de-
plorable."
Then, in 1968, the school was
integrated and corporal punish
ment was ordered to stop.
The Florida School for Boys
in Okeechobee was run by the

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established by SFWMD. Water
ing is limited to two days a week
regardless of the source of water.
Odd numbered street addresses
can water on Wednesday and
Saturday. Even numbered street
addresses, no street addresses,
and systems that such as multi
family units and homeowners
associations that water both odd
and even addresses are restricted
to Thursday and Sunday.
The hours of watering are ei-
ther 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. or4 p.m. to
11:59 p.m., not both. No watering
is allowed between 10 a.m. and 4
p.m.
New plantings, sod or land-
scape can be watered the day they
are installed, regardless of restric-

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tional Bank, Physical Therapy of
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state until 1982 when the Eckerd
Foundation took it over and it was
renamed the Eckerd Youth De-
velopment Center (EYDC). Ear-
lier that year, the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a
lawsuit against the state claiming
forms of abuse were continuing
at the Okeechobee facility.
Mr. Thomas, who is black,
said when he was at the school
there were actually two campus-
es -- one for blacks and one for
whites.
"If the whites were having a
football game, we couldn't go.
And if we were having a football
game, the whites couldn't go," re
called Mr. Thomas. "Whites were
on the south side and blacks were
on the north side."
He said the two sides were di-
vided by the football field.
Despite all that happened, Mr.
Thomas thought he could make
a difference so he returned to the
tions, and restrictions are eased
for the first 60 days after planting.
For the first 30 days they can be
watered every day except Friday.
For the next 30 days, they can be
watered on Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Saturday.
Stressed plants can be watered
10 minutes a day using a single
hose with automatic shut off noz-
zle.
There are no restrictions on
washing cars, boats or pressure
washing, but SFWMD requests
that the washing be done where
the excess water can soak into the
ground rather than running off.
In Okeechobee County viola
tors could be cited by either the
sheriff's office or code enforce-
ment officials for a code violation.
In the City of Okeechobee,
violators can be fined from $25
to $500. If a person contests the
fine and they are determined to be
guilty, they could be fined $500.
For ticket information, call
Eli's Western Wear @ 863-763
2984 or visit www.okeechobeer-
odeo.org.
The Okeechobee County Fair
starts Friday, March 13, at the
Agri Civic Center. For more infor-
mation on the fair, please con-
tact Main Street at 863-357-MAIN
(6246).


school and went to work there in
1971. He worked his way up to
being a cottage father, but finally
left the school in 1974 because he
"wanted more out of life."
"When I got a job out there I
said to myself 'I'm not going to
treat them like Mr. Bonds did.' I
know right from wrong 'cause I'd
done been there," he said.
Still today, when the father of
seven talks about the times he
was beaten with a garden hose
by Bonds, his emotions come bil-
lowing up from the depth of his
memory and tears begin to fall.
And through those emotions he
credits his wife of over 40 years,
Mary, with keeping him from ex
acting revenge on his former cot-
tage father.
"If it wasn't for my wife, I
probably would have hunted
him down and killed him," Mr.
Thomas said in a cold and reso-


lute tone. "I have a good wife. I
had somebody there."
Mary Thomas was a school
teacher in Okeechobee for over
30 years.
Then a couple of weeks ago
his sister called him about the ar-
ticle dealing with the lawsuit.
"When I saw the newspaper,
I told my wife that this is going to
be my chance to tell what hap-
pened to me -- people just don't
know," he said. "It's been a long
time for me to talk about it."
As he sat silent, thinking about
what had happened to him at the
Okeechobee school, the tears be-
gan to fall softly on his lap and he
looked at his finger.
"It's to the point now that I
can do something about it," he
said in a gritty whisper while grip-
ping that scarred finger. "I can do
something now."


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misdemeanors of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Her bond has been set at
$1,005,000.
The two were arrested fol-
lowing a car chase that reached
speeds of up to 100 mph.
According to an arrest report
by a detective with the Okeecho
bee Narcotics Task Force, Dep-
uty Corporal Brian Hagan of the


Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) stopped a silver
Nissan Altima on N.E. 128th Ave.
for speeding around 10:22 a.m.
The driver of the car, Brown, was
clocked at a speed of 64 mph in a
45 mph zone, said the report.
As the task force detective ar-
rived as backup he saw Brown
getting out of the car. After a
short time the woman turned and
started walking back to her car --
ignoring the orders of the officers
for her to stop, stated the report.
Brown then gunned the Nis-
san and drove away at a high rate
of speed, stated the report. The


detective stated that as he fol and came directly at him, the re


lowed the car he saw a woman in
the back seat, on the passenger's
side, begin to throw items out the
window. Those items were re-
trieved by Cpl. Hagan.
As the pursuit turned north
on N.E. 56th Ave. OCSO Lieuten-
ant Gary Bell set up a road block
by using two tractor trailers. As
the vehicle approached the uni-
formed deputy stepped out, drew
his weapon and pointed it at the
speeding Nissan. The car refused
to slow down and forced Lt. Bell
to leap away to avoid being hit by
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port continued.
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utes later behind a residence on
N.W. 136th St., but the two wom-
en had apparently fled on foot.
During a search of the area, the
women and the baby were found
hiding in a van located at the resi-
dence by OCSO Lieutenant Lester
Yeates, stated the report.
The baby was later turned over
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Deluca are employed.
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women will be turned over to
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Youth basketball season continues through tough season


The Youth Basketball Season is
wrapping up. It was a very tough
season for many teams. In the
10 & Under division, the Collins
Lawn Service Suns inched past
the Stitchin Post Lakers to claim
the championship title. On Satur-
day, March 7, the Suns (7-1), beat
the Lakers (5-3) in a hard fought
game. Suns, Malcolm Chambers
scored a lay-up in the final 3 sec-
onds of the game to seal a 25-24
victory.
In the 12 & Under Division,
the Masonic Lodge #237 Hornets
clenched the title for the second
straight year. They finished the
season with an undefeated record
of 9-0.
In the 14 & Under Division,
three teams finished the regular
season with a tying record of 6-3.
They entered a single elimination
play-off tournament this week.
The ECO Mowing Service Bucks
faced the First Premium Kings on
Tuesday, March 10. The winner
plays the Lefebvre Accident Team
Celtics on Thursday, March 12, at
5:30 p.m.


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Submitted photo
The Hornets, 12 and under, clenched the title for the second straight year. Team lineup: Tyler
Smith, Jr., Mitchell Madrigal, Eddie Neal, III, Edrick Neal, Imari Roberts, Krystle
Harris, Albion Crowell, Bella Gomez and Kiyaunna Fleming.


Girls softball team defeats Royal Palm Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
No rest, no problem.
Sam Harrell showed off her
rubber arm Thursday as the
Okeechobee High School Lady
Brahmans defeated Royal Palm
Beach 3-1 in girls softball action
in Palm Beach County.
Harrell pitched another com-
plete game, her second in 24
hours, as the Brahmans won for
the fifth time this year.
Harrell scattered five hits, and
survived a couple of fielding mis-
cues by her team to get the win.
Naomi Stevens went 2 for 3
with a double and a run scored
for Okeechobee, (5-4). Royal


Palm Beach fell to (4-6).
Coach Kim Hargraves said
Harrell will have to shoulder
more of the load on the mound
in the coming weeks because Ka
tarina Suarez is out with a bout
with elbow tendonitis. She will
likely miss at least two weeks of
games.
"Sam is doing a phenomenal
job on the mound. She has a lot
of poise. She is one of those kids
that is happy and easy going and
not a lot gets under her skin. She
smiles no matter what I say to
her," she said.
Courtney Wilson and Taylor
Douglas are other pitching op-
tions for the Lady Brahmans as
they enter the main part of their


district schedule.
"We'll try Taylor against lesser
opponents. If Taylor gets comfort
able on the mound, being landed,
look out. She throws harder than
anyone on the team. Its just she
isn't the same pitcher on the
mound that she is in the bullpen,"
Hargraves added.
Okeechobee scored twice in
the first as Naomi Stevens singled
and Taylor Douglas walked. They
stole bases and scored on passed
balls at the plate.
Douglas added an RBI double
in the third that scored Ashtyn
Brown who singled.
"The girls didn't play too badly
last night. We hit a little bit bet-
ter with seven hits. Unfortunately


we had had four errors. I was
expecting a little bit more out of
Royal Palm Beach. I thought they
had played some decent teams
and won a few and lost a few
close ones. They were decent
and they put the bat on the ball.
Their pitcher was decent or aver
age. We seemed to push the girls
around the bases better than we
have in the past couple games,"
she said.
Okeechobee will host host
Seminole Ridge on Wednesday
night at 7 pm. The Brahman
JV will host a tournament next
weekend.


Fire guts warehouse in industrial park


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An estimated $225,000 in prop-
erty damage was done March
7 after a fire in the Okeechobee
County Industrial Park.
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue crews responded just after 4


p.m. to 1461 NW 25th Drive and
found a large column of smoke
filling the sky. Crews quickly at-
tacked the blaze as smoke and
flames shot out through the roof
and the eaves of the building.
Firemen the fire extinguished in
a matter of minutes. City Firemen
provided mutual aid.


Approximately 500 gallons of
water was used to put out the fire
according to Fire Lt. Robert Ban-
field.
The report said four units
and 12 firemen and volunteers
battled the blaze. The origin and
the cause were not immediately
known. The State Fire Marshall


was called in to investigate the
cause of the blaze.
Lt. Banfield said the ware-
house measured 80 by 40 feet
and contained a large number of
flammable and dangerous materi-
als that included paints, solvents,
fuel, and heavy equipment.


Submitted photo
The Suns, 10 and under team, beat the Lakers Saturday,
March 7. Team lineup: Malcolm Chambers, Christyan-
na Aldridge, Gabe Greseth, Jared Joyner, Jonathan
Buck, Sey'Maura Humphries, Rebecca Brashears,
and Zachary Kielbas.


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we are serving more people than ever in
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compassionate, high-quality care continues to
bring us into more homes than ever within this
community Because of our recent growth, we
are now expanding our workforce and in need
of qualified nurses and caregivers.
We are now accepting applications for a RN
Clinical Manager, FT RN, and Per Diem LPN. To
begin the application process, apply in person
at Workforce Solutions, 209 SW Park Street
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that it is. If you have ques-
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on these pages, we advise
that before responding or
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswar, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
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Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Pets/Supplies/
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Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tojs & Games 730
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Department of Fire Rescue
Accepting applications for the position of:
Firefighter/Paramedic
(Part-time and Full-time positions available)

**Positions may be located on the Hollywood,
Brighton, Immokalee or Big Cypress Reserva-
tion, or as deemed necessary.

Applicants must submit the following documents at
time of application.

* State of Florida Firefighter II certification per
Florida Statutes.
* State of Florida Paramedic certification per Florida
Statutes.
* State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician
certification per Florida Statutes.
* Emergency Vehicle Operators Course certification-
"E.VO.C".
* Valid Florida Drivers License-Class D or above
* High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
* Social Security Card
* Birth Certificate (must be 21 years of age by May 1,
2009).
* Proof of citizenship or permanent residence.

Candidates are required to pass a written exam,
physical agility test, medical exam, drug screening
and comprehensive background investigation.

Salary: $ 42.365.03 plus:

* Rescue Diver certification incentive *Driver Opera-
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package 24/72 schedule


Instructions: Download application form (a)
www.seminoletribe.com Or contact Human Resources
at 954-966-6300 ext 11136

Applications will be accepted in person from
March 9th thru March 27th from 8:00am to
6:00pm Monday to Friday at:

Big Cypress Reservation- Fire
Rescue Department
Jimmy Cypress Public Safety Building
30280 Josie Billie Hwy
Big Cypress, Florida 33440
Contact Telephone Numbers (863) 983-2150 or
(863) 805-5450

All applicants must bring originals of all required
certificates and documentation at time of application.
Copier will be provided. Incomplete applications
will not be processed. All applications mailed, faxed
or received by any other method will not be processed.
For further information contact the Department of
Fire Rescue at: 863-983-2150 or 863-805-5450 Mon -
Fri, 8:00am-6:00pm.


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creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
(863)467-8681 Okeechobee
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer
(863)532-0257
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
COUCH AND Chair old brown
set, good condition $100.
(863)634-1608
COUCH, LOVESEAT and chair
- green with red stnps, fairy
new, good condition $600.
(863)634-1608
DARK BROWN sofa and love
seat Like New!Beautiful.
1/3 of new price $800/or
best offer. (863)634-2582


DINING ROOM Set Cream
color, 4 padded chairs, very
good condition, $250.
(239)410-6870
DINING TABLE/CHAIRS Nice
French Country table.(only 2
chairsSeats up to 6 people.
$150. (863)357-5773
DRESSER $100.00, chest of
drawers $100.00, round
drop leaf dining table w/2
chairs $50.00, child's col-
orful solid wood table w/2
chairs $75.00, baker's
rack $45.00 All in excel-
lent condition. $370/will
sep. (863)843-0759
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
White wash wood w/ glass
shelves. 9w 6' 6" Tall.
$400 634-3312.
FORMAL DR.TABLE,HUTCH,6
chairs light oak w/g. leaf
$1200/firm. (863)357-4422
(863)447-0680


LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand. great condition!
$125/neg. (863)227-0142
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's dassilieds,
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
LOVESEAT & SOFA CHAIR
W/OTTOMAN oversized,
$80 for set (863)612-5037
SLEEP NUMBER King Pillow
Top Bed Like new!Founda-
ion included. $1000/or best
offer. (863)634-2582
TWO TALL Fan back wicker
chairs $45.00 and other
household items. details
(863)357-9604


Employment


Employment


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.









CLUB CAR, 1997- New paint,
batteries & tires w/folding
windshield & charger $1800
(863)253-2617
CLUB CAR FOUR SEATER -
2000, w/folding windshield
& lights, charger $2,650
(863)253-2617



BERETTA SHOTGUN Urika
391 12 ga 26in barrel
chokes & case like new
$950. (863)634-2131
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem Mag
w/scope call 4 more info
$450. (863)885-1172

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Women Love
Okeechobee
Medical
Cosmetic Center




Skin aser Restylane Botox
Frt finnsil|3tinn

Lelad H. Heler, M.D.
1713 wy 441 N. Ste E
863-467-8771
EXERCISE BIKE, cushioned
back & seat, $40.
(863)675-3016
NORDICTRACK VIEWPOINT
Treadmill Built in TV. &
MP3 input. Call after 3pm
$750. (863)983-9831
ROLAND DIGITAL Piano will
donate for tax Exemption
$1000/firm. (863)484-0015
WELDER PROCLUB weight
bench and 3001b weight set -
$300/or best offer
(863)885-1172



HOSPITAL BED Electnc
w/mattress. $300 Call
(863)357-1121 Okee



CERAMIC POT pieces, all col-
ors (for mosaics). Pick up
truck full but you pick it up.
$25.00 (863)467-9354
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
lay 2 Ig & 4 sm flags $80.
au1863-675-6556 LaBelle
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 wan, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
IIONIZERS 2 Like new,
black tower model. $175
(863)763-3932
Large Musical Carousel with
table $200 (772)205-0121
LIKE NEW Stainless steel milk-
er with claw & pulsator. Over
$500 new, will take $250.
(863)634-0233
MANY ITEMS for sale Lg ca-
pacity floor freezer $75, Lg
wood dining table & hutch
$150, Office Desk $75, Re-
tired mechanic tools $5 and
up, Pato turn $50.
(772)205-0121
MOBILE HOME steps fiber-
glass 3 steps plus platform.
hand rail on left side
$200/neg. (863)946-0615





12 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I Wnte ToBuy074


Wantd T Buy074


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

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


NEW bed in a bag, queen size
and 3 throw pillows all for
$55.00 or will operate, de-
tails (863)357-9604
ONE Black diamond plated
tool box low profile $75.00
(863)634-0233
PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. cond! Firm prce $225.
(863)634-5038
RAIN SOFT water treatment
system 2 years old paid
$6000.00 $500.
(863)824-7644
TOTES 275 gallon in metal
cage valve good
cond.,fuel,water,etc $75.
(863)467-7415
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
cleaner $20.00
(863)467-4567
WATER SYSTEM Complete,
1,5hp pump, water softener,
Pressure tank. New $1250.
Asking $650. (863)763-3932




TENOR SAXOPHONE with
case, CONN brand, gold,
asking $350 (863)675-4098
evenings
TWO SPEAKERS 2, 12" kick-
er speakers in box and 2000
Watt Amp $750 LIKE NEW
(863)763-2858 Cathy



AQUARIUM, Saltwater, 125
ga Wet/dry filter, all access.
Fish incld. Handmade stand
w/cabinets. $800 634-3312
FLORIDA CURR & BOXER MIX
Puppies, 3 female and 2
male's. No papers $300
each (772)489-4125
PIT BULL PUPPIES $50, 9
weeks old. (863)634-1897
PUPPIES Free 6 weeks old
mixed breed puppies $0.
(239)657-6436
239)503-7127
RABBIT HUCH Plywood
w/rabbit wire. 5'x2'x5'High.
$40 (863)357-1121 Okee
ROOSTERS 2 White Silky
Roosters about 9 months
old, Free $0.
(863)634-3452




SEWING MACHINE CABINET -
Large w/8 drawers' Includes
Chair & Dress Form (Adj.
sizes). $195 (863)467-8140



LOUISVILLE SLUGGER Ulti-
mate Pitching Machine Ex-
cellent condition. $150.
(863)763-3410
POOL TABLE WITH STICKS
$100 (863)634-2137



BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600.
(239)340-8503
PHILLIPS-MAGNAVOX TV -
60 inch projection TV
$300/or best offer.
(863)484-0015
THREE Color 27" TV's $40
each. FIRM (863)610-0685



METAL LATHE 6"X18" Manu-
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $450
(863)357-5754
RANCH HAND Gnll & Bumper
Fits 00-02 Chevy without
adjustments $750.
(863)763-3410
WOOD LATHE Craftsman 36"
wood lathe with 5 turning
tools. In Labelle $150.
(863)612-9233



BICYCLE Wanted Girls 24" in
good condition.
(520)256-7188 Jerry
okeechobee
WANTED: 3 Wheeled bicycle
(863)467-4567


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 81
Farm Misellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865





RETIRED MAN from Tennes-
see will care for your country
place. Call George
(615)585-0641


FREE HORSE to good home! -
Rescued gelding 7yrs to 10
yrs old,needs more care and
time than we can give.Very
enle, still under weight
ust b able to give the at-
tention this beautiful horse
deserves! $0.
863)228-5595
(863)228-5596




GROWERS CHOICE Soil Mix -
1/2 cb ft top soil mixed with
eucalyptus fine3 $1.95.
(863)675-3741




BBQ GRILL gas, side
shelves, weatherbeaten but
works good, w/propane tank,
$40. (863)467-4551
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
(863) 674-0467
GAS GRILL with side burner
full tank of gas $75.
(239)657-2711
RIDING MOWER, 2004 John
Deere, 48", new blades, new
battery, 23 hp Kohler engine.
$600 (863)697-9704



Miniature zebu cows, 3 bulls
and 2 heifers. Good for small
acreages. Call to see
863) 801-4417 or
561 352-3015




GROWERS SOIL Mix Half a
cubic ft of top soil mixed
with eucalyptus fine. $0.85.
(863)675-3741



Rentals




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




BEAUTIFUL SAMANTA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
KINGS BAY (Two) 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




SPACE FOR RENT: 1,000 sq.
ft. Located at Sun Plaza.
Great location! High traffic
area. Call 863-610-1281


nnstlrrrm


CITY OF OKEE
age, good
$875 +
(863)634-155


- 3br, 2ba, gar-
neighborhood,
sec dep.


DIXIE RANCH Acres- 2br/1ba
duplex $500 month + $400
dep., includes water, lawn,
garbage, NO PETS. Call
(863) 467-9029
FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo. (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
OAK PARK 3/1/1 newly re-
modeled CBS, non-smkg.
env., no pets, $975 mo. +
$1000 sec. (863)697-2818
Rent to own or sell 3/1 CBS,
new roof, newly renovated
$99,900 (561)801-3002
WOODED 4.4 ACRES With a
private 3/2, w/d, jacuzzi & Ig
deck. $850/mo, 1st, last &
sec req'd. (863)467-6472




PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SUITES 3 Available. Start-
ing at $250 mo. Electric.
Water Internet. Conference
Room included. Call Brian
863-634-5352 Century 21



FEMALE looking for female
roommate for house in Oak-
park. $325/mo. All utils. incl.
Call 863-261-5789




TREASURE ISLAND -
3BR, 2BA, with shed. $800
move in, $750/month.
Call 863-824-0981


Starting at $850 Mth/Yearly
Washer/Dryer Lawn Maintained
On Large Private Lots

Ask About Rent to Own with 10% Down


Real Estate




Business Places *
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




BEST VALUE
ON MARKET!
Newly remodeled 3BR/1.5BA
or) 2BR/1BA situated on very
clean equestrian ranch 14
minutes from town center
Please No Pets. Call for move-
in special M-F: 863-467-9800



5 Acres- 5 minutes north of
town off 441, cleared
$79,900.00 (561)801-3002




BHR Furn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, IncI 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & spring sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
cone drive, car port, shed.
$138,500 OBO
(561)818-2348
LAKEPORT- Lake Okeechobee
access 2/1 CBS, fully furn, 2
boat-boathouse w/1.5 bath,
laundry, shop w/auto doors,
fish cleaning screenroom.
Too many extras to list, in-
cludes Bass boat and air
boat $250,000 Bill Smith
(941772-8898 or
941 448-0367



Mobile Homes




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




KISSIMMEE RIVER ESTATES -
2/1, 2 Car garage, $500 MO
+ dep. (863)467-8062
MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA, all
until, $650 mo. 863-763-2098
or (863)610-1092
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 mo., 1st, last
& security, 1st Month Free!
(863)983-8106
TAYLOR CREEK 3/2 Lake Ac-
cess. $975 plus utilities, 1st,
last & sec. No pets. Rent or
Buy (772)4463 65




BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DOUBLEWIDE, 2005 1/2
acre, 2 out buildings,
$75,900. Call 772-260-0078
LAKEPORT 2 sep properties,
2br, ba mob homes, com-
pletely furnished, 1 with
large workshop, 1 with large
arage. $45,000, MUST
SELL !! (863)946-0989
-MOBILE HOME SALES-
Brand New Park Model
12x36, Very Nice!
$26,800
800-330-6623
MOBILE HOMES
Need your mobile
home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Quote!
(863)983-8106


Recreation



Boats 3005
Camper/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs3035




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer (863)357-5754
BOSTON WHALER 1969 -13ft
w/40hp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
JONBOAT ALUMINUM Select -
10' flatbottom, A-1 cond.,
new paint, okeechobee
$375. (863)467-7415


FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 ft.f-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs great,brand
new garman fish@ depth
finder,boat,motor,trailer,good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start.
$500 (863)236-0195
MERCURY 175 1982 For
sale- 175 hp Mercury Out-
board motor on a 1982 17.5
foot Hydra Sport bass fishing
boat. Included is a Kota all
terrain 401b. trolling motor
with foot control and 1982
Atwood trailer The motor
has been professionally re-
built within 100 hours. All in
good condition. Boat has live
well and bilge pump with a
forward and aft fishing plat-
form with chairs. $2950.
(863)467-2267
Sailboat 24' Bnstol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment include. 3 anchors.
$2,500 239-233-1976
SELECT 20 FT Pontoon Boat -
LaBelle. Also single axle trail-
er NO MOTOR $1600.
(239)229-2974
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/trlr (Labelle)
$2500. (863)517-0301
(863)675-7897
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206



COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft. AC,
stove, microwave, retig.
dual axles. $950.
863-675-3697 LaBelle
TRAVEL TRAILER 31' with
screen room attached, can
be seen at Lakeside RV Park
4074, 441 SE Lot#4. Okee.
$2500 (269)240-0797



HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER 883 1998, Low miles,
nice cond, poss trade $5000
(863)430-6987
KAWASKI EN500C7 STREET
2002 Runs great! 80 miles
per gal $1700.
(863)357-1739
SUZUKI VOLUSIA 800CC
2003 silver/white,
shield, saddlebags, sissy-
bar, roadpegs, floorboards,
crashbar, excellent condi-
ton, $3000/firm.
(863)824-6189




ATV-Honda Odessey, 1983, 4
wheeler 250, 2 stroke, nice
cond. $800 (863)430-6987
MANCO 260CC 2005 Like
new 260cc w/racks,Auto,
H,L,R. NOT 4x4. $1500.
(863)357-5773
POCKET BIKE Select Goes
about 60.Runs good.Blk n
red.Call to see $150/or best
offer (863)261-4498



HOLIDAY RAMBLER 1972 -
good condition $1000.
(239)657-2711



Automobiles




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




1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer.
863-675-1113.
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter V8. $1,000 or best offer
863-673-7621
BUICK CENTURY LIMITED
1987 Loaded $2500.
(863)467-8849
CHEVROLET CAMARO 1995-
bk z-28 v8 11 engine.leather
intfloat master 110,000
original miles, a/c $3500.
956)907-2888
956)533-9831
CHEVROLET CAVALIER 1996
good condition $900/or
best offer (863)634-6843
FOR SALE MERCEDES -
BENZ 300 SDL, good condi-
tion, $4000 Call
(863)447-2189
FORD T-BIRD 1996 113k
miles,v6, cold air, automatic
$1200. (863)467-7374
GEO METRO 1994 runs
good, needs a little work, 4-
cyl, a3 c $600.
(863)467-2683


[Atooile 4005'I


GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, V8, auto,alloy whis,
cold a/c, antilock brks, pow-
er $2000 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
blk 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
TOYOTA SCION XB 2005 4-
cyl, air bags, 1 owner, p/w,
a/c, auto. CD, p/l, tinted
windows 30MPG $10000.
(863)983-5357
TOYOTA COROLLA 2001
Grey, 47000 miles. Auto,tilt,
cruise. Excell cond. $4,950
(812)989-3022
TWO STOCK CARS One
1979 Malibu and one 1979
Z28 Camaro $2400 for both
or will separate.
(772)323-7096



CHEVY CAVALIER 2001 4-
cyl, anti-lock brakes
$1800/or best offer
(863)228-6178



CLUB CAR ELECTRIC 2002 -
With Charger, Reconditioned
$1595. (863)843-0062
EZ GO ELECTRIC 1994 2
SEATS, NO CHARGER
$895. (863)675-1472




FORD 1976 Dump Truck
w/wood side rails. Needs
battery. Runs good. $1000.
(239)633-6903



4 CHROME wheels w/ tires 8
lug w/ cups LT 265/70 R 17
$200/or best offer
(863)612-5333
F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very little rust short bed
$750/or best offer.
(863)261-4498
FORD 300 6cyl complete en-
gine 1997 $450.
(863)357-2816
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer
(863)675-2145
TOOL BOX, Cross Over, Dia-
mond Plated. Full Size. $125
(863)357-3635
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto. $500/or best offer
(863)801-5687
USED CUSTOM rims 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524
(863)763-0180



CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
Utility bed, whlt, V6, auto.
Needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer (863)697-1413
DODGE THUNDER ROAD
HEMI 2005 Loaded, 1
owner, V-8 Heml w/chip
Flowmaster exhaust dark
tinted windows 20" factory
chrome wheels SLT package
$13400. (863)983-5357
FORD F150 1996 Ford F150
pickup truck, 5 speed, 300 6
cylinder $1800/or best offer
(863)634-3280
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD RANGER Great condi-
tion, low miles $5000
(214)978-7372
FORD RANGER Runs great,
call for details $2500
(214)978-7372
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lift 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243



CULVERT CULVERT plastic
20'x 30inch diameter cash
$400. (863)634-2303
ENCLOSED TRAILER 05 Sin-
gle axle 6x12 vent, lights,
side/rear doors. Clewiston
$2300. (863)599-0809
FLAT TRAILER 06 6x16 dual
axle,12"side rails,wood
floor,electric brales.Clewis-
ton $1750. (863)599-0809


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UTILITY TRAILER 4' x 6'
Good Condition. New Ply-
wood Floor. Spare Wheel &
Tire. $600. (863)675-8559



DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077/674-1333



Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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PROJECT N0.108303.00
HVAC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
GYMNASIUM OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
rosas will be received by the Oerations Office of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
KEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIA, 938 NW 34h Street Okeechobee, Floida
34972 up to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 200 for all matenals and labor nec-
essary for below
CAUTION- BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER
QUITE OFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIME'
HVC System Replacement
Gymnasium Okeechobee High School
2800 Hwy 441 North
Okeechoee, FL 34972
Specicatons are n file in the office of
Dale Barret, irecto of Operaons
Okeechobee County School Board
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
Ingenuiy Engineers, I ec
4798 New Broad Street, Suite 300
Odando, F 32814
407-398-6007
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at he office of Dale Barrett,
upon the deposit of $500 for one set of plans and specuications, said deposit
wil be resumed to the contractor upon return of said plans and specications in
good codmotin, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by tie allowing:
Base Bid
Acknowledgement of Addendums
List of Sub-Bdders wita whom te contrator wil sub-contrac work in
conectin wai thisprojlect
id Bond in the amount f 5% of the maximum id, payable to theSchool
Board of Okeechbee County, as evidence of good tath and guaranteeing that
the successful haidder will execute and futanish to he School Board of
Okeechobee County a good and suffrcent performance bond as required by
Forda Statute Secbn 101347 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated
amount of the contact guaranteeng the performance of said contact.
Faure to provide any of the documents outlined above w ll be
grounds for
re ecton of the bid.
Al bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
ot Okeechobee County, and the names of the project should be placed on he out-
side of he envelope and words indicang that the envelope contains a id for said
MINDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m, pre-
vailing tme at he office of Dale Barrett Director of Operatas, 938 NW 34th
Street Okeechobee, FL 34972
Substanial completing of the project is August 14, 2009 Punch st items and site
clean shall be totally completed witin 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so will
result liquidated damages in the amount of $500 00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
cofmetion, and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages
for the successful bidder if any, will be noted within 15 days after Ihe bid is ac-
cepted
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the night to reject any and all bds
and to waive any nformaltles All proposals shal remain n force o 30 days af-
te the da o ofpenng
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA,
By Paricoa G Cooper, Ed D, Supenntendent of Schools
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commssoners of Okeechobee
County, Honda, wil hold a public heanng on March 24, 2009, at :00 A.M., in
the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditonum located at 1728 NW. 9'
Street, Oeechobee, Flonda for the purpose of receiving comments and sugges-
tions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordinance The title of said
proposed Ordinance is.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE NO RD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA, AM ENDING CHAPTER 10 OF THE CODE OF ORDI-
ANUCES OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; PROVIDING DEFINmITI ; PROVIDING
LEGISLATIVE INTENT; PROW ING FOR IMITATION AS TO MBER, TYPE,
AND LOCATION OF ANIMAL PROVIDING FOR THE CARE, CONTROL, AND
WELFARE OF ANIMALS; PROVIDING PROCEDURES IF AN AN ANu HAS A DIS-
EASE OR BITES A PESO PROVIDING PROCEDURES FO! DANGEROUS
DOGS; PROVIDING FOR AN AL SHELTERS; PROVIDING FO ADMINISTRA-
TION AND ENFORCEMENT, II LUDING CITATIONS AND IMPOU IDMENrT PRO-
VIDING FOR DUTIES OF ANI AL CONTROL OFFICERS, CODE NFORCEMEN
OFFICERS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS; PROVIDING FOR APPLI
ABILITY OF ORDINANCE; PrOVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY: P DIVIDING FOR
CODIFICATION; PROVIDING A. EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
AdinstraOatn office, Okeechobee Couny Judcial Center 312 N.W 3rd Steet,
Okeechobee, Fonda each week day, Monday through Fnday, except holdays be-
tween the hours of 8'30 A M and 5 00 PM beginning on March 11,2009
Sany person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sners with respect to any maer considered at such heanng, that person will
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based,
CLIFBETTS,JR, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
311951 ON 3/11/09

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Depament of Environmental Protecon gives notce tat a Draft Permit (Permt
Number' 0040842-022-UCI has been prepared for Tnmothy B Hawkins, Vice
President, for Okeechobee Landing, Inc, 10800 Northeast 128th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34973 (SIC keechobee Landill, Inc., 34972), to construct and
test a Class I, Inecnton Wel and Dual Zone Motor Well The construct and
tetng of the Class I, injecton Well will be at the Okeechobee Landfill located at
10800 Northeast 12th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida Okeechobee County, Flon
da.
The applicant the Okeechabee Landfill, Inc appled on November 20, 2008, to the
Depar tent for a permit to construct and test a Class I, injecton Well and Oual
Zone Montor Well Construcon of the nectbon well and associated monitonng
wel is planned at the Okeechbee Landfill, Inc (OU), at 10800 Northeast 128th
Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda in Okeechobee County, Flonda
The Class I Inlecton Well (IW-1) will be constructed with a desi ha includes tub-
ing, packer, and fluid filled annular space around the tubin The injecton tubing
will be fibergass reinforced plastic IFRP casing installed wan a 16-inch outside
diameter ( ) steel casing The FRP tbing will be 1072-inch inside diameter
(I) The proliminaly planned depth of the packer center pont is approximately
713 feet below land surface bis). The inieclon interval will be in te Boulder
Zone In the lower Oldsmar Formation, and prelimmanly planed between ap-
proximately 2737 and the total depth of the well at 3150 feet (bls) The confine-
ment of the iniecon zone from overying underground source of dnnling water
(USOW) aquifers and fluid movement adjacent to the wellboere mof Ire inlton wel
will be montored by two monitonng zones in Monionng Well The lower interval
shall be posiloed in a transmissive interval below the USDW at an appopnate
point above the injection interval and major confinng uni to monitor for rea-
sonable assurance wih the earliest indication of vertical confinement of injected
fluids and external mechanical integrity of the iniecion well The upper interval
shall be positioned in a transmissive interval in immediate proximity to the base of
the USDW Rnda depts of Inection Well IW-1 and Mononinng Well MW-1 will be
determined dunng construction and eld-testing,
The Department has permiting lunsdilcon under Chapter 403 of the Floida Statutes
and Chapters 62-4, 62-520, 62-522, 62-528, 62-550, and 62-660 of the Flonda
Admiristraive Code, The project is not exempt from permiing procedures. The
Department has determined that a constructn permit is required for he pro-
posed work
The Department has permitting junsdlcion under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes
and Chapters 62-4, 62-520 62-522, 62-528, and 62-550,o the Flonda AdNrins-
ralive Code The project is not exempt from perming procedures The Depart-
ment has determined tha a construction permit is required for tepropsed work
All persons Interested n the foegong permitlng decision are invited to aend a
public meeting to be hed on Monday, Apnl 13th, 2009 at 100 a m, at the ist-
ng Nurse Associaim Building (upstairs), located at 200 SE Park Steet Okee-
chobee, Ronda 34972 Wfiten comments may be sent to the Department of
Environmental Protection, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, F 33401, until 5 00 p.m. the day of the meeting All comments received
within the 30-day period, from the date of publication and on the day of the public
meeting, will be considered in formularton of the Departent's final decision re-
garding permit issuance
The applicon, draf perit, and fact sheet are available for public Inspecion dunng
nomal business hours, 800 am to 500 p m Monday through Fnday, except le-
!al holidays, at the Departent of Environmental Protecon, Southeast District Of
ce, 40 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Flonda Addeional
information conceding tis project may be obtained by contacting Joseph R
May, PRG or J, Gardner Strasser. RG, of the office at (561) 601-6691 or
561681-6688, respectively
313186 N 3/11/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 1lth JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUIY, FLORIDA
CASENO: 2007-CA-11
3D DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC, a Flonda Limited Ltatlity Crporation,
Plainbti
vs
DRY LAKE DEVELOPMENTS, INC., A Flonda Crporaton, MILE HIGH FUNDING
GROUP INC., a Florida Corporabon, MH FUNDING & INVESTMENTS, LLC, a
Flonda Limbed Liabily Corporaon d/a MILE HIGH FUNDING, LLC, a non-eis-
tent Hnda company,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUIT TO CHAPTER 4
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fil Judgment Granng Foreclosure dated
December 18, 2008, and entered in Case No, 2007-CA-1 13 of he Circuit Court in
and for Okeechobee County, Floida, wherein 3D DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC, a
Flonda Limned Labiliy Corporation, is Plaintif and DRY LAKE DEVELOPMENTS
INC., A Florida Cporation, MILE HIGH FUNDING GROUP INC, a Ronda Corpoa-
bon; MH FUNDING & INVESTMENTS, LLC, a Raida Limited Labiliy Cooalbon
d/ba MILE HIGH FUNDING, LLC, a non-eistent Flonda company, are Deendants, I
will sell to te highest bidder and best bidder for cash, In ite Jury Assesmby Room,
2nd Floor of te Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 N W 3rd Sree, Okeecho-
bee, Honda 34972 at 11.00 am on Apil 1, 2009, he following descnbed property
as set fort in said Final Judgment, to-wit
A parcel of land lying in Sectons 23, 24, 25 and 26, Township 36 South, Range 34
East, Okeechobee County, Ronda, and being more parcularly described as follows,
Commence at the Southwest corner of Secion 25, said point being also the North-
west corner o that arcel of land as recorded in Offical Records (O R.) book 340,
Page 1016, of te Public Records of Okeechobee County, Flonda said point lim
also on the East boundary Ine of tat parcel of land as recorded in O.R Book 22,
Page 209 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida thence bear N
01 16'30" E, along the West boundary line of said Section 25, and adong the sad
East boundary line of OR Book 122, Page 209, for a stance of 440 67 feet to the
NoNeast corner of said DR, Book 122, Pae 209, and the point-of-hebear ,
hence bear N 7202'29" E for a distance of 6 57 teet to a point; thence bearN
0435'08 E for a dosance of 435 22 feet to a point, thence bear N o026'22' W for
a distance of 25292 feet to a point, hence bear N 255425" E for a distance of
264 00 feet to a point, thence bear N 03022'26' E for a distance of 106 91 test to a
point, thence bear N 03U1609" W far a distance of 142,51 feet to a point, thence
bear N 1507'22" W for a distance of 11522 feet to a point, thence bear N
6331'35" E for a distance of 586 89 feet to a point, thence bear N 6901 '03" E or a
distance of 236.63 feet to a point, thence bear N 81047'09" E for distance of 338 33
feet to a point, thence bear N 330'39' E for distance of 204 47 feet to a point,
thence bear N 0428'13" E for a distance of 73 33 teet to a point; thence bear N
1558'24' W for a distance of 8726 feet to a point, thence bear N 2419'53" W for a
distance of 65586 feet to a point, thence bear N 2619'38" E for a distance of
1426 95 feet to a point; hence beax N 8021'51 E for a distance of 420 39 feet to a
oint, thence bear N 4401514" E for a distance of 411 29 feet to a point, thence
ear S 4520'0l E foradstanceof 684 69 eetto point, thencebear N 58059'52"
E tor a distance of 391 99 feet to a point; thence ber N 05o43'57" E for a distance
of 332,72 feet to a point, thence bear N 3331 50" E, departing said Section 25 and
entering said Sechon 24, for a distance of 1476 30 feet to a point thence bear N
017' E for a distance of 293320 feet to a point thence bear N 8959'47 E for
a distance of 157542 feet to the intersection with the East boundary line of sad
Section 24, there bear N 01007'35" E, along sad East boundary line of Secion 24,
for a distance of 1529 80 teet to the Northeast comer of said Section 24: thence
bear S 8959'47" W, along the North boundary ne of said Section 24, for a distance
of 5399.95 feet to the Norhwest corner of said Sechon 24, being also the Northeast
corner of said Section 23, thence bear S 8959'04" W, adong e North boundary
in of said Section 23, for a distance of 2672 09 eet to the North oe-quarter (1/
comer of said Secton 23, thence bear S 01 0744 W, along the West boundary line
of the East oe-half (1/2) of sad Secn 23, for a distance of 5384 91 feet to the
South one-quarter (1/4) of said Secon 23, being also the Norh one-quarter (1/4)
comer of said Secton 26, thence bear S 01 1'37" W, along the West boundary of
the East one-hai (1/2) of said Section 26, for a distance of 2939 52 feet to the in-
tersection win the Northery nght-of-way ne of U S. Higway 98, thence bear S
39g13'58 E, along said Nortnerly nght-of-way line of U.S Highway 98, for a dis-
tance of 1509 92 feet to the Southwest corner of a 6600 feet wide county man-
tamed road ngt-of-way, as referenced and recorded in OR. Book 353,Page 493 of
he Public Records of Okeechobee Count Rnda, thence bear N 5402'00" E
along ite Westedy ight-of-way line of sad maintned ight-of-way for a distance
of 845 00 feet to the Northwest corner of said maintained nght-of-way, as field de-
termined by end of asphat thence bear S 3558'00 E, along the North boundary
ne of said mainained right-of-way for a distance of 6600 feet to the Northeast
corer of sad maintained ngt-of-way, thence bear S 5402'00 W, along the Easter-
Sridht-oway line of said maintained righ-of-way for a distance of 45094 feet to
e Norteast corner of sad R Book 353, Page 492; thece bear S 3545'30" E,
along the Northerly boundary line of said OR. Book 353, for a dotance of 15440
feet to the Southeast corner of sad OR Book 353, Page 493, ntence bear S
5402'00" W, along the Eastedy boundary line of said 0 R Bok 353, Page 493, for
a distance of 124 71 teea o the Souhwest corner of said OR. Book 353, Page 493
thence bear N 3545'35" W, along the Souherly boundary line of said 0R. Book
353, Page 493, for a distance of 154 40 feet to the polnt-ofi-ntersecn wih sad
Eastey nght-of-way line of Counly maintained road nght-of-way, sad point being
also the northwest comer of sad OR Book 353, Page 493, thence bear S
54002'00" W, along said Easterly ight-of-way line of maintained nogh of-way, for a
distance of 26559 feet to the intersection wh said Northerly nght-of-way line of
U.S Highway 9, thence bear S 3913'58" E, along said Noredrly rght-of-way line
of U S Highway 98, for a distance of 1469 90 feet to he Soulhest comer of sad
OR Book 122, Page 209, hence bear N 26041'29" E, along the Westerly boundary
ine of said OR, Book 122, Page 209, for a distance of 428.72 feetto the Northwest
corner of sad 0 R Book 122, Page 209, thence bear S 88043'30 E, along the North
bound line of sad O R. Book 122, Page 209, for a distance of 52719 feet to the
poi-ofbginning,
Less and Except Commencing at a paot where the West boundary line of the E 1/2
of Section 26, Townsip 36 Souh, Range 34 East intersects the center line of Stte
Road 700, rn tence S 391345" E along e center in of sad State Road 700 for
a distance of 1469.10 feet to a point, thence run N 5402'00 E lmg the center line
of a County Road for a distance of 327,82 feet to a point, thence run S 3545'35 E
for a distance of 33 feet to a point on the Eastery right-of-way line of said county
road for the point-ofbeginning, thence continuing S 3545'35" E for a distance of
154 40 feet to a pint tence run N 54002'00 for a distance of 124 71 feet to a
point, thence run N 35045'30 W for a distance of 154 40 feet to a point on the East-
eriy nght-of-way line for the afoesaid county road, thence run S 54002'00" W along
heright-of-way line fora distance of 124 71 feetto te point-of-beginnng
Also Less and Except The NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 and the Nort 33 feet of the SW 1/4 of
NE 1/4 of Secion 23, Township 36 South, Range 34 East
Having Parcel Id Numbers,
1-23.36-34-OADOo-oO01-0000,
1-24-36-34-OAOo-000O1-00o;
1-25-36-34-OAOO-O0ol1-0000,
1-26-36-34-OAO-00001 -0000,
Locally known as. 6900 HWA98 North, Okeechotee, FL 34972-7874
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OF OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990.
In accordance with the Aencans with ODsabilies Act, persons in need of a special
accommodation to particiate in this proceeding should contact Court Adminisra-
ion no later than seven days pno to the proceeng at 250 NW Counry Club Dnve,
Port St Lucie, Ronda 34986 telephone 1-772- 807-4370 wnhn two working days
of your receipt of ts notice IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CAL
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955 8770
DATED at Okeechobee County, Rnda, this 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Okeechobee County, Flonda
A TRUE COPY Circuit Court Seal
BY Sandra L Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
BARRY S. MITrELBERG. PA.
1700 N Unversity Dne, Suite 300 Coal Spnngs, FL 33071
Tel. 954-752-1213
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-34
IN RE ESTATE OF
WILFREDE. BROWN, II
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admmnisraion of the estate of WIL-
FRED E BROWN, III, deceased, whose
date of death was January 7, 2009,
and whose Social Secunty Number is
041-34-6302, is pending in the Cicut
Court for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
Probate vision, the address of which
is 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Hnda 34972, The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and personal reprsen-
tave's attorney are set forth below
All creators of he decedent and other
persons hang clams or demands
against decedent' estate n whom a
copy of this notice is served waln
three months after the date of the first
pubcatin of this notice must file their
clais wih this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other reditors of the decedent and
persons having clams or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims wth this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT HLED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM HLED
TWO 12) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEBENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publcalon of this
notice is March 4th, 2009
Karey E Brown
Personal RepresentabNe
32801 Highway 441 North, #198
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
LONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FoRaida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
Tom W Cone, lll
Flonda Bar #096482
Attorney for Pers Representatve
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. Z209-CP-30
IN RE ESTATE OF
RAYMOND K CHANDLER,
Deceased
NOTICE TOCREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RAY-
MOND K CHANDLER, deceased
whose date of death was February 1
2009, and whose Social Securty
Number is 298-14-7806. is pending in
the Circuit Court for Oeechobee
County, Fonda, Probate Division, he
address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 The names and addresses of
The personal representative and per-
sonal representave's attorney are set
forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents esabe on whom a
copy of this nobce is served within
three months after e date of the first
publication of this noce must file their
claims wh this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their clams wth this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733 702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (21 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of The first publication of this
ice is March 11th, 2009
Helen K Beal
Co Personal Represenatre
1435 Killarney Diue
Sebnng, Flonda 33875
Jeffrey C Chandler
2350 Wyandotte Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44233
Personal Representave
2045 SW 18h Lane
Oheechobee, Flonda 34974
CONELY & CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863 763-3825
tom Conely, II
Flonda Bar #096482
Asornoe for Personal Representative
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IN TE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO 2009-CP-37
IN RE ESTATE OF
MARVIN WILLIS WHERRELL, JR
a/ia MARVIN W WHERRLL, JR
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR'
CIN WILLIS WHERRELL, JR, avkia
MARVIN WILLIS WHERRELL, JR, de-
ceased, whose date of death was De-
cember 23, 2008, and whose Social
Secunty Number is 266-70-2347, is
pending n e Circut Court for Okee'

3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972 The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and personal representatve's atomey
are set forth below
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months afer te date o the first
publication of This notice must while their
claims wih this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims wit this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE
DECEtDNT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
noace is March 4th, 2009
Sandra M Wherrell
Personal Representatve
2045 SW 1b8h Lane
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
CONELY& CONELY
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
863 763-3825
om WConely III
Flonda Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representatve
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO 0800011BCA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUND
VIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-3
PLAINTIFF
VS
GERONIMO LARA, RACHEL UMBINA LA-
RA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENTNATS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated February 10t, 2009 entered
in Civil Case No 08000191CA of the Cir
cult Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County Okeecho-
bee, Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bdder for cash on the Jury Assem-
bly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11 00
a m on the 251h day of March 2009 the
following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wd
LOTS 5 AND 6 OF BLOCK 29, OKEE-
CHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person clameng an interest in the
surplus from the sale, d any, oTher than
The property owner as of the date of The
is pendens, must file a clam within 60
days afler the sale
Dated this 13Th day of February 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)233-8705
O8-52545
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
in accordance with he Amencans With
Disabilities Act, person needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court Admilns-
tration no later Ihan seven days pnor to
the proceeding al 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-870-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mons/Notie to Appear i you are hear
ing impared call 1-800-95-8771 If you
are voice impaired call 1-800-955-8770
via Florida Relay Service
310919 ON 3/4,11/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. B000OO68CA
AJBM, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
Plaintiff,
vs
ROY ALEXANDER CAREY, (YVONNE
CAREY), AMERICAN GENERAL HOME
EQUITY, INC. AND BUILDERS FIRST-
SOURCE-FLORIDA, LLC.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to
an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated the 3rd day of February,
2009, entered in Case No 08000068CA
of he Circui Court of the Nineteenth Ju-
dial Circut in and for Okeechobee
County Floadawhean AJBM, LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP Plaintiff, and ROY ALEX-
ANDER CAREY (YVONNE CAREY)
STEWART TITLE AND GUARANTEE
COMPANY, INC, successor in terest to
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY
INC, AND BUILDERS FIRSTSOURCE-
FORIDA, LLC Defendants, I wl sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, in
te Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor
Okeechobee County Judicial Cener 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Fonda
34972 at 11 00 o'clock AM on te 18th
day of March, 2009, the following de-
scnbed property as set forth in said Final
Judgmentto wi
East ol the East 'A of South Di of
South of Tract 13, Section 36, in the
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY
PLAT of Township 34 South, Range 33
East, according to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3-E, Inclu-
sive of the Publei Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Property Address: 15033 NW 248th
Street, Okeechhbee, Florida 34972
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED at Okeechobee, Flonda this 27th
day of February 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF SAID CIRCUIT COURT
BY /IsSandra Creech
Deputy Clerk
EUGENE M UNDERBERG, ESQUIRE
3574 LANTANA ROAD
LANTANA, FLORIDA 33463
TELEPHONE (561)585-000 t
FLORIDA BAR NO 235733
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2001-CA-000482
LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE FOR
WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007.0A5
TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs
LEONARD J SUMMA, JR el al,
Defendants)
NOTICEOOF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 4
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 4, 2009, and entered in Case No
200 -CA-000482 of the Circuit Court of
te Nineteenmt Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County Flonda in which La
Salle Bank NA, as Trustee for WaMu
Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Se-
rIes 2007 OA Trust, is the Plainiff and
Leonard J Summa Jr, Tenant #1 n/k/a
Sam Baggeo, Washington Mutual Bank, a
Federal Assocaion, are defendants, I wll
sell to te highest and best bidder for
cash olIn the Jury Assembly Room, 2n
Floor, Okeeeubee County Judicial Cen
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972, Okeechobee County
Flonda at 11 0AM on the 25th day of
March, 2009, t i descnbed
property as set Final Judg-
ment of Forelosure
LOT 10, BLOCK 1, REVISED PLAT OF
WILCOX SHORES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOREE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/KSA 301 SE 8TH DRIVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34974
Any person claiming an interest in te
surplus from the sale, i any, other tan
the property owner as of the date of Ls
Pendens must ie a clam within 60 days
after se sale
Dated in Okeechobee County, Flonda tis
5th day of February 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of te Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Fonda
By /S/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy ClDE
In Accordance with the Americans ith
Dsabilities Act, you a ae person
with a disability who needs an accom-
modatbon in order to access court fa-
cilties or participate in a court
proceedig, you are entlded, at no cost
to you, to the provision of certain as-
sistance To request such an accom
modaon, please contact Dianna
Cooper in Court Administraorn Suite
217, 250 NW Country Club Dr, Port
St Lucie 34986, Telephone
772-807-4370, at least 3 working
days of fhe date the service is needed
Hearing impaired, please call
1-8-55-8771 Vo e impaired
please cOl 1 800 955 8770 MTe
above is to be published in the Okee-
chobee News, 107 SW 17th Street
Ste D, Okeechobee, FL 34974
310876 ON 3/4,11/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
Plaintiff
vs CaseNo 47-2008-CA-0182
ROY ALEXANDER CAREY AND WINNI
FRED CAREY THOMAS, etal,
Defendants


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Ex
Parts Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in this cause, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Flonda, I will sall the property situated
in Okeechobee County, Florida de-
scnbed as
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
OF TRACT 16, SECTION 32 (PARCEL
#R1-32-34-33-OADO-00016-PTtOO
AND THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE SOUTH 11/2 OF THE SOUTH
1/2 OF TRACT 16, SECTION 32 (PAR-
GEL R1T 32 34 33 GOAO 00016
-0000), ALL IN TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3 A-O INCLU-
SIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
and commonly known as 20809 &
20861 NW 248t St, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, sales are
held in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor Okeechobee County Judicial
Center. 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda, at 11M, on Apnl 1,
2009
Any person claiming an interest in tohe
surplus from the sale, f any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the tis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Crcuit Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
313018 ON 3/11 18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2006-CA-000160
CHASHOME FINANCE LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULE
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgmenf of Reforeclosure dated
February 27, 2009 and entered in Case
No 47-2006-CA-000160 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda
wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE-
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, is the Plaiff and JERRY CONKIN,
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY THROUGH
UNDER, SYLVIA COBERLY AK/A SYLVIA
LAREE COBERLY F/KA SYLVIA L CON-
KIN, DECEASED ESTHER J COBERLY
AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA COBERLY /K/A
SYLVIA LAREE COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA
L CONKIN, DECEASED, RICHARD A
CHOQUETTE, AS AN HEIR OF THE ES-
TATE OF SYLVIA COBERLY ANWA SYL-
VIA LAREE OBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA L
CONKIN, DECEASED, MICHAEL E CO-
BERLY, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
SYLVIA COBERLY AI//A SYLVIA LAREEE
COBERLY F/K/A SYLVIA L CONKIN, E-
CEASED, JOSEPH P MOORE, S A N
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA CO-
BERLY AV/A SYLVIA LAREE COBERLY
F/K/A SYLVIA L CONKIN, DECEASED,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS, DOCKSIDE FINANCE
COMPANY, INC. STATE OF FLORIDA
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, are the efen-
dant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder cash a JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2N FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER 312 NW
3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 AT 1100AM, on the 1st day of
Apnl 2009 the following descnbed
property as set forth in sad Final Judg-
ment
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 11 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS
COMMENCING A THE SOUTH ONE-
DUARTER OF SAID SECTION 11 AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT OF TOWN-
SEt OF FORT DRUM, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 43 PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA MARKED BY A ONE INCH
IFON PIPE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES
4 MINUTES 56 SECONDS WEST A
D STANCE OF 162 76 FEET T INER-
S CT A CURVE TO THE LEFT ON THE
N)RTH RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE
RIAD 15-C HAVING A RADIUS OF
1 43 00 FEET, THENCE WESTERLY
AMONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVE A
DISTANCE OF 31573 FEET TO THE
P INT OF TANGENCY OF SAID
C RVE THENCE BEAR NORTH 89
D GREENS 53 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
E ST A DISTANCE OF 161 80 FEET
T ENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREES
54 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 130354 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFORE-
DESCRIBED LINE A DISTANCE OF
15200 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH
89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 19 SEC-
ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 268 80
FEET THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 54 MINUTES 46 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 152 00 FEET
THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES
53 MINUTES 19 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 26880 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING ALSO DE-
SCRIBED AS THE NORTH ONE-HALF
OF LOT 23 OR 23A UNRECORD-
ED PLAT OF FORT DRUM GRO-
VETTES, SUBJECT TO EASEMENT
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO 23650119EA AND
23650119EB
AKA 30840 NE 21STWAY,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in ne
surplus from te sale, t any, other than
the property owner as of the date of lie
Lis Pendens must iel a claim whain Ay
(60) days afe the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
nhs Court on March 3,2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circud Court
By/S/SandraL Creech
Deputy Clerk
313179 ON 3/11,18/09
IN THE CRCUI COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FODR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC Bank USA, National Associaton as
trustee on behalf of the halders of tIe
OPTEMAC Assel-Backed Pass-
Through Certificates, Series 2006-1
and 2006-2
Plaintiff
vs Case No 47-2008-CA049
GREGORY STRIEBEL, et al
Defendants


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to an Ex
Parte Order Rescheduling Foreclosure
Sale entered in this cause, in Me Cir-
cut Court of Okeechobee County,
Florida I wveil sell the property situated
in Okeechobee County, Flonda de-
scnbed as
LOT 8, BLOCK 3, OF A PLAT OF DIXIE
RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
and commonly known as 7682 NW
82ND COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 al public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, sales are
held in The Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda, at ihAM, on Apinl 1,
2009
Any person claiming an interest in te
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the is pendens must file a claim
wien 60 days after the sale
Daled this 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circu Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
313314 ON 3/11 ,18/09
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO 2007-CA-437
AVELO MORTGAGE LLC,
Plainbff
vs
JORGE VALLADARES, SANDRA VALLA-
DARES, AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN TENANT#1
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY UNKNOWN TENANT IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defndant(s)
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 3, 2008, and Order Reschedulng
Foreclosure Sale dated February 24,
2009 and entered in Case No 2007-
CA-437, of the Circuit Court of the Nine-
teenh Judicial Crcut in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Flona AVELO
MORTGAGE LLC, is Plaintiff and JORGE
VALLADARES, SANDRA VALLADARES,
are defendants I wll sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the July As-
sembly Room, 2id Floor, Okeeclibee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Sireet, Okeechoee, FL 34972 al
11.00am, on the 1sO day of April,
2009, the following descnbed property
as set fort in said Final Judgment, to
wit
LOTS 9, 10, 11 AND 12 OF BLOCK 0,
OKEECHOBEE DEVELOPMENT COM-
PANY SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, in ac-
cordance wilh the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cal accommodation to participate in the
proceeding should contact Court Adminm-
strator no later ten seven days pnor to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port S Lucie, Flonda 3496,
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of you receipt of this notice, IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771 IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800955-8770
Dated this 9th day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/Sandra Creech
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, i any, other tan
the property owner as of Me date of the
Lis Pendens must fle a claim within sory
60) days after te sale
Van Ness Law Firm, PA
1239E Newpor Center Drive
Suite # l1
Deerfield Beach, Flonda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax 9541571-2033
313299 ON 03/11,18/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
Cas No.: 2009 DR 38
Dision' Family
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
ANDREW P MERKER,
Peionreu/Husband,
and
STEPHANIE J.MERKER,
RespondentWife
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO Stephanie J. Merker
Last Known Address


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acton has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your wnt-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Peition-
er's attorney Joseph D Fansh. Jr,
Esquire, whose address is 316 Banyan
Boulevard, PO Box 4118, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33402 4118, on or be
I I with
SI aialy
Division, Okeechobee County Court
house, Family Division, 312 Northwest
3rd Street Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 before service on Pebtloner or
immediately thereafter If you fal to do
so, a default may be entered against
you for the rele demanded in the pet
tlion
Copes of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office
You may review these documents
upon request
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office nohled of your current
address (You may file Notice of Cur
rent Address, Florida Famly Law Form
12 915) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at te clerk's office
WARNING Rule 12 285, Flonda Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information, Fiure to
comply can result in sanctions, include
ng dismissal or stnlng of pleadings
Dated 2-4 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Vickie Rogers
Deputy Clerk
312193 ON 3/4,11,18,25/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 2008-CA-0253
FLAGSTAR BANK FSB,
Plantff
vs
JORGE L SANTOS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JORGE L SANTOS, JOHN DOE, JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Moton and Order Resetting Foreco-
sure Sale Date dated the 51h day of Janu-
ary, 2009, and entered in Case No
2008-CA-0253, of the Circuit Court of
the 191h Judicial Circui in and for Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, wherein FLAG-
STAR BANK FSB is the Plainti and
JORGE L SANTOS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JORGE L SANTOS, JOHN DOE, JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 1100 am on te Ist
day of Apnl, 2009, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 6, SEC-
TION 34, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D IN-
CLUSIVE OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLIAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with he Amencans with
Desablities Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of heir
disablities need speci accommoda-

days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad:
minmtrabon at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (heanng impaired) or
1-800-9558770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 4th day f March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circu Court
By S/SANDRA L SCREECH
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone (954) 453-0365
Facsimile (954)771-6052
Toll Free 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO, 2008CA-617
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUC-
CESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAG
BANK, FSB
Plantiff
os
KELLANE M HOWELL, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KELLANE M HOWELL,
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Fnal Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 26 2009 and entered in
Case No 2008CA617, of the Circuit
Court of the 19I Judicial Circuit in and
for OKEECHOBEE County, Florinda In-
dyMac Federal Bank, SBsuccessor
in terest to IndyMac Bank, FS B is
Plaintiff and KELLANE M HOWELL
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLANE M
HOWELL, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, are defendants I wil sell
to the highest and bes bidder for cash
at THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM 2ND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA
34972, at 312 NORTHWEST THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL, at 1100
am, on the st day of April, 2009 the
allowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit
AST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
RACT 27, SECTION 15 AS TO THE
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPA-
Y PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
ANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
LAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
OOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE
BASEMENT ACROSS THE SOUTH AND
AST THIRTY FEET (30', OF THE
FOREMENTIONED LOT
A person c .
plus tfrer 1 i
the property owner as of the date of
the lie pendens must file a claim with
60 days after the sale
Dated this 5t day of March 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By,/S/SANDRA L CREECH
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is oded pursuant to
Administrative Order No 2065
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, you are a person
wit a disability who needs any ac-
commodation order to participate in
his proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain
assistance Please contact fhe Court
Administrator at 25 East Hickpockee,
LaBelle, FL 33935 Phone No
(941) 335-2299 wlhin 2 working days
of you recent of his notce or plead-
ing, it you are heanng impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TOO), if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800995-8770
V) (Via Flonda Relay Servces)
312963 ON 311,1/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 472009CA000073
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintff
VICTOR GOMEZ, etal
ODfendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO RUBEN RAMIREZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1217959th StreetN
Royal Palm Beach, FL33411
CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
TO FENIBEROSPINA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
12179 59th StreetN
Roya Pal m Beach, L 33411
CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in OKEECHOBEE County, Flon-
da
PARCEL 13, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and your are
required to serve a copy of your wntten
defenses within 30 days after the first
publicabton, r I
Group, PL, *
address is -* I ,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file
the original with this Court either before
service on Plaiffs attorney or immedl-
ately thereafter, otherwise a deaull will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in e Com lant or etition
This notice sha be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks in
the Okeechobee News
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court n this 27th day of February, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
B ArleneNealls
As Deputy Clerk
312463 ON 3/4,11/09

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LEGAL NOTICE
A pubic auction vil be held at BMJ Tow
ing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Flonda 34974 on
Frday the 27t1 day oft March, 2009
from 100010 0 AM Pursuant to
Florida statute 713 78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage Year Make, Model &
Virn's as follows
1994 Green Chrysler Concolde
2C3HL56T5RH3355B
1995 Red Nissan Maxma
JN1CA2108ST007175
Terms of sale are cash and no checks
will be accepted The seller reserves
-,I I
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
NATIONAL CITY BANK,
Plainei
VS CASE NO 08-456-CA
BIG LAKE HOMES SALES CORPORA-
ION, BIG 0 RV PARK ASSOCIATION,
INC, WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENANTIS) AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S, UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANTS #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in te above-styled
cause, in he Circuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
rty situate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, descnbed as
LOT 5, BIG "O" R.V PARK, A rN "n
NIUM, ACCORDING TO TH' D -
:,RATION ODF CONDO NI"
PTED JUL 25, 1986, A
SRDED OFFICIAL R 01
; OK 279, AGE 1844, AS ME -
BY AM NDMENTS TO N -
NIUM D TED SEPTEMB
86 AND RECORDED IN FIC
CORDS OK 281, PAD 12 ,
TED OCT BER 6, 1988 D
'DOED I OFFICIAL P CO
)K 299, AGE 253, DATE JA,
12, 1 88 AND RECOF ED
CIAL R CORDS BOOK 31 PA
DATE APRIL 6, 1994 4hD R
DED N OFFICIAL R OR
3K 359, PAGE 271, ALL 0 KE
)BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA P BL
ORDS, AND AS FILED IN C ND --
I IUM PLAT BOOK 1, PAD S 0
THROUGH 33, OF THE OKEEC OB E
COUNTY, FLORIDA P BLC
RE RDS, TOGETHER WITH AL T IE
fA URTENANCES TO THE NHS
(L TS), INCLUDING BUT NOT IMIT-
ED TO ALL OF THE UNDIVIDED
SHARES IN THE COMMON ELE-
MENTS.

7950 HIghway 79 West Lot 6
Okeecliobee,L 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi
cia Center, 312 NW 3rd Steet, 2nd
floor, Sute 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 1100 o'clock, AM, on
March 25, 2009
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the dale
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 26th day of February, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By/S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT O 1990:
In accordance wilh the American with
lDsabiltles Act of 1980, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this Droceemfin should
contael Courl Administration no latol
than seven days prir to the proceed-
ing AT 250 NW Country Club ODve,
Port St Lucle, Florida 349S6,
(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
312173 ON3/4,11/09
IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-538
FBN. 438987
PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP, INC.,
a Flonda Corporahon, and
THE HYATT FAMILY TRUST, DD,
Plainiffs.
vs
RONIE JACOBS AND CHARLENE
JACOBS, husband and wile,
Defendants

Pursuant to Chapter 45
NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated February 3, 2009,
and entered in Case No 2008-CA 538
of the County Court in and for Okee-
chobee County Florida, wherein PRIN-
CIPAL LENDERS GROUP INC., a
Florida corporation, and THE HYATT
FAMILY TRUST, DT., are Plainiffs,
and RONIE JACOBS and CHARLENE
JACOBS are defendants I will sell to
,
ter, 312 Northwest Third Street, Jury
Assembly Room, Second Floor in
Okeechobee Flonda 34972 at 1100
A M, on the 25th day of March, 2009,
the Following described property as
set fort in sad Order of Fina Judg-
menttowit
Parcel 1
Lot 16, Block 1, REVISED PLAT OF WIL-
COX SHORES, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat book 3, Page
5, of the Public Records of Okeecheb
bee County, Flonda, AK: 311 SE Blh
Drive, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Parcel 2
Lots 1-11, include, the West s of Lot
12, and Lots 14 through 23 inclusive,
in Block 34, EL MIRASOL, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 1 of he Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Flonda
ASA
LoIs 14 Ihru 23; 3589 NW 3rd St.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Lots 1 IhrU 11, 390 NW 35TH TERR,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the dale
of the Li Pendens must file a clam
within sixty (60) days after the sale
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In
accordance wi the Americans wit
Disabilines Act, persons in need of a
specail accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administrahon no later than sev
en days pnor to the proceeding at 250
N W Country Club Dnve, Port SI Lu-
cre, Flonda 34986, telephone
1-772-807-4370 within to working
days of your receipt of this notice IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771 IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated this 5th day of February, 2009
By /s/SandraL Creech
As Deputy Clerk
Atomey for Plainiff
Richar K Stanton
Sunlrus International Center
Suite 2920
One Southeast Third Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
305-799-1472
843-343-9628
310966 ON 03/04,11/09


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Buckhead Ridge church



hosts popular quilt show


The Buckhead Ridge Baptist
Church Quilt show was held Feb.
28 with almost 200 in attendance.
There were 75 entries and
around 100 door prizes were giv-
en out, thanks to our wonderful
church and a well stocked table
of goodies to eat. The fellowship
everyone had was wonderful and
was enjoyed by all.
The awards were:
Hand quilted. Connie Upright
- first place, Jan Gay second and
third place.
Hand quilted with quilting
done by someone else: Helen
Brewer first, second and third
place.
Machine quilting: Dottie
Hulse -first place, Sharon Sweet
second place, Carolyn Gates third
place.
Machine quilted with some-
one else doing the quilting: Caro-
lyn Gates first place, Nancy Pos-
tell second place, Judy Rumpf
- third place.
Large wall hangings: Rhonda
Williams first place, Doris Ruther-
ford second place, Rhonda Wil-
liams -third place.
Small wall hangings: Connie


Tackett first place, Doris Ruther-
ford second and third place.
Table runners: Eloise Martin -
first, second and third place.
UFO's: Wilma Fairfield first
place, Connie Tackett second
place.
Antique: Betty Burton first
place.
Pillows: Barbara Wade first
place.
Swedish weaving: Helen
Tincher first place, Goldie Mosier
- second place, Barbara Wade -
third place.
Sweat shirts: Wilma Fairfield-
first place, Goldie Mosier second
and third place.
Crochet: Barbara Cartwright -
first and second place.
Cutwork: Helen Brewer first,
second and third place.
The People's Choice Winner
was Connie Upright.
A great big thank you goes to
judge, Dera Muszich and the mer-
chants who donated door prizes:
Beef O' Brady's, Los Cocos, and
Countryside Florist.
The church looks forward to
another quilt show in two years.


Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church Quilt Show winners in-
cluded (upper left) Barbara Wade, Helen Brewer, Connie
Tackett, Wilma Fairchild and Connie Upright. Connie Up-
right (upper right). Carolyn Gates, peoples choice (low-
er left). Quilt show winners included (lower right) Helen
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14 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Glades Day defeats Okeechobee


mWr arenow sore 24/7


CASIN


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jonathan Crawford wasn't hit
hard, but struggled with his
control.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Walks, hit batters, and fielding
miscues came back to haunt the
Okeechobee High School Brah-
mans during a 9-7 loss to Glades
Day in boy's baseball action Fri-
day night.
Jonathan Crawford allowed
just two hits in 4 and 2/3rd's in-
nings pitched but was charged
with seven runs, mostly due to
walks.
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders
said his team is giving runs up via
mistakes, and not making teams
earn them. "We just keep spotting
teams too many easy runs," he
said. "We were digging ourselves
out of a hole the whole time. We
talk about coming out with fire,
and then we end up loading the
bases and giving up two runs. We
have to correct that."
A walk, a hit batter, a passed
ball and a ground out delivered
two runs for the Gators in the first,
and Okeechobee played from be
hind the rest of the night.
Glades Day led 3-0 in the third
when Mike Minondo cleared the
bases with a three run triple for
one of Okeechobee's biggest


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Coach Dylan Tedders argues a fifth inning base running ob-
struction call that cost Okeechobee a run.


highlights.
Tedders said his team needs
more of those type of hits to get
wins under their belt, "We just
need a spark like Minondo's
three run triple," he said. "You
need something like that to fire
the guys up. Were just not get
ting sparks on defense and on the
mound right now. The hitters did
what they had to do, we got sev-
en runs. With out pitching seven
runs should stick, but it didn't to-
night."
The big inning for Glades Day
was the fifth when they scored
four times without the benefit of
a base hit. Walks, a hit batsmen,
and a throwing error by Crawford
gave the Gators a bases loaded sit-
uation. Okeechobee then walked
in three runs, and a fourth scored
on a defensive obstruction call.
Brandon Farless retired Coleman
Coates with the bases loaded to
end the rally.
Okeechobee answered back
with two runs as Brice Buckner
doubled and scored on a single


by Stokes. Crawford lined into a
double play but Brandon Farless
tripled and scored on an infield
error to make it 7-5 in the fifth.
Three fielding errors on the
infield led to two more Okeecho
bee runs in the sixth which tied
the score at 7. Jake Davenport
and Dustin Stokes had key singles
in the rally.
Coleman Sample's two run
single put Glades Day back on top
9-7 in the seventh inning.
Okeechobee threatened in the
bottom of the seventh but Drew
Selvey lined into a double play to
kill the threat.
Tedders said Glades Day was
a tough opponent this year and
gave Okeechobee all they could
handle. "Every time we play them
it's a tough game, there no easy
pickings. They are well coached
and they play hard. We just got to
keep battling, just got to keep go
ing, keep plucking away, and we
can't bury our heads in the sand.
Okeechobee travels to Glades
Central next Friday.


MONEY BAGS


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jake Davenport attempts a
bunt during the fourth inning
of Friday's loss to Glades Day
School.


UKeecnoDee News/unaries Murpny
Mike Minondo strikes out with the bases loaded in the fifth.
Earlier Minondo cleared the bases with a triple.


Boys baseball team beats Westwood


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School boys
baseball had a rough week last
week as they dropped two games
in back to back days Thursday
and Friday. Things did look a lot
rosier Saturday when they won
a key district game to finish their
week.
Cameron Tewksbury scatted
four hits and struck out 11 in six
strong innings as the Brahmans
defeated district rival Ft. Pierce
Westwood, 4-2. Tewksbury only
walked two and hit one batter
keeping base runners to a mini-
mum.
"It was a big win for us, it
makes us (3-0) in the district,"
Brahmans Coach Dylan Tedders
said, "We had two winnable
games this week and from here
we have some thunder in front
of us, Jensen Beach, Lincoln Park


and Suncoast. They are the tough-
est team in our district this year."
Tedders said his team battled
at the plate Saturday and scored
a run in each of the first four in-
nings. The Brahmans could have
had more runs but Westwood's
Jordan Robinson did a great job
fielding on the mound. He made
two exceptional plays on bunts
that prevented Okeechobee from
scoring.
"There pitcher was big and
athletic. He made some real good
fielding plays. I like him," Tedders
said.
Okeechobee got two hits
apiece from Dustin Stokes and
Adam Tewksbury. Stokes drove in
two runs and had a triple. Tewks-
bury scored two runs and also hit
a triple.
"Those two guys were the big
guys offensively. We have to win
games with defense and solid
pitching. Four runs should stand


with our pitching," he said.
Cameron Tewksbury was
charged with one run in six in-
nings. Mike Minondo picked up a
save despite giving up a run on a
wild pitch in the seventh.
Tedders said last week could
have been better but he was
happy the team played hard on
Saturday to at least salvage one
win. "We lost two games that
we shouldn't have lost. Satur-
day, the most important game,
they at least showed up for us.
That was a good thing. I'm not
100 percent happy, but I can live
with it. We're playing well in the
district. We have some important
games coming up. We must stay
focused, and our pitching and de-
fense must keep us in games."
Okeechobee, (4-5 overall, 3-0
in district play), hosted Forest Hill
Tuesday night. The boys travel to
Glades Central on Friday and host
St. Albans on Saturday at 5 p.m.


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