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KEECHOBEE


Wednesday, October 8, 2008


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Briefs

Healthy Start
Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of
the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet on Wednes-
day, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office, 575 S.W 28th St. within
the New Endeavors Building.
This meeting is open to the
public. For more information
call Executive Director Kay Be-
gin at 863-462-5877.

Real Life Childrens
Ranch yard sales
:Real Life.Children's Ranch
yard sale will be open on
Thursday and Fridays, starting
Oct.. 9. They will not be open
the week of Thanksgiving or
the week of Christmas.

OHS to present
"Little Women"
The Okeechobee High
School.Drama Club will pres-
ent the play "Little Women,"
on Oct. 9 and 11. All.perfor-
mances-will be at 7:30 p.m. in
the Okeechobee High School
Auditorium. Tickets are $4
-for students, $8 for adults. For
more information, call 863-463-
5025.

FHREDI meeting
planned ..
A public meeting of the Flori-
da's Heartland REDI, Inc. Board
of Di;e,.tLi aiid t lurda s Fresh
water Frontier, Inc. Board of Di-
rectors will be held on Monday,
Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at Highlands
County Agri-Civic Center, 4509
George Boulevard, Sebring. For
more information, please call
Jim Otterman at 863-385-4900.


City developments proposed


Commercial zoning
sought on N.E. 3rd
St.; traffic a concern
near Wal-Mart

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
After some discussion due
to some confusion on behalf of
the City Planner Bill Brisson, the
Okeechobee City Council ap-
proved the first reading of the
rezoning petition regarding 1.5


acres along Taylor Creek which
is in conjunction with a prior
rezoning of adjacent land associ-
ated with a commercial develop-
ment.
The council approved the
first readings and set the date
for a final public hearing for an
ordinance based on a rezoning
request. Jerry Suarez requested
the rezoning of 1.5 acres at 701
N.E. Third Street from residential
single family to light commercial
(CLT).
The applicant wishes to re-
model the single family structure


on the site to be used as a com-
mercial office. The fish house on
the property would continue in
use temporarily. However, staff
has recommended the zoning
be changed to commercial light
because of the surrounding area
and the concern for traffic in
nearby residential areas. Plans
call for the adjoining property
to the south, which is owned
by the same family, to be devel-
oped into a commercial center
with a multipurpose building
that would be rented for parties,
wedding receptions and other


School news: Mr. Smith goes to Okeechobee


0'eechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
The Florida State Commissioner of Education Eric Smith (right) toured Okeechobee
High School on Monday, Oct. 6, where he spoke with students, Advance Placement
teacher Mr. Jim Leidy (center-left) and State Board of Education member Phoebe Raul-
erson (center-right) as Well as principal Toni Wiersma abr>o,. OHS and their challenges
and successes.


Commissioner of Education


visits two local schools


large gatherings.
"Now that we have seen what
is proposed for the property,
how will a CLT zoning affect this
plan?" asked Councilman Dowl-
ing Watford of Planner Brisson.
Mr. Brisson explained that it
would require them to apply for
a special exception to complete
the project. This would allow
the council to place conditions
on the development on intensity
based on traffic issues or other
potential problems. He went on
to recommend to the council
and to Anita Nunez that the site


should be seen as a whole dur-
ing the site plan review phase.
Councilmen Watford and
Lowry Markham expressed their
concern for traffic issues that
would end up going through a
residential area on Northeast
Third Street.
Councilman Markham stated
that he could approve the light
commercial with the special ex-
ception due to the potential traf-
fic issues.
"I don't have a'problem with
See City Page 10


Store employee
threatened but is
uninjured

By Eric Kopp
Okeechebee News
An area investigator is con-
tinuing to search for clues and
suspects in the late night armed
robbery of a local convenience
store on S.R. 70W.
According to Detective Ted
Van Deman of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
two subjects entered and
robbed the Town Star Conve-
nience Store at Eagle Bay Drive
of an undisclosed amount of
cash on Monday night.


The store manager was the
only employee in the business
When the 11:50 p.m. theft oc-
curred on Oct. 6.
"One of the subjects bran-
dished a shoulder-fire weapon,
put it in the face of the clerk
and ordered her to the floor,"
said Detective Van Deman. "It
happened very quickly..It was a
very quick in and out."
He declined to disclose the
make and type of weapon car-
ried by the thief.
The detective said the man-
ager was not behind the coun-
ter when .he-,subjects entered
the stole, but was working in --
the store.
He went on to say she stayed
See Robbery- Page 2


Drought Index

Current: 450
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

14.96 feet
Last Year: 10 feet
Son 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 ..12-14
A Gardening Q&A. 7
Community Events.................... 6
Crossword 14
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 16
Church News 9
Weather 2
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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Florida State Commis-
sioner of Education Eric Smith
was in Okeechobee County on
Monday, Oct. 6, where he vis-
ited the district office, Okeecho-
bee High School and Seminole
Elementary School.
OHS Principal Toni Wiersma
met with Commissioner Smith
along with Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper,
Florida Board of Education
Phoebe Raulerson, and district
director of career and technical
education Mike Radebaugh at
OHS.
The discussion began by
Mrs: Wiersma giving him a
synopsis of the school. There
are 1,300 students at OHS and
statistically 20 percent of each
graduating class goes on to


a four year college, while 80
percent are more likely to go
on to a technical training or vo-
cational certification program.
OHS has implemented many
programs vocationally and has
many programs that provide
certification upon completion
of the.program through third
party assessments.
The health occupational
program allows students to ob-
tain their Certified Nursing As-
sociates (CNA) upon comple-
tion of their program. There are
business programs, agriculture
programs, auto-mechanics, ar-
chitecture, welding, carpentry,
digital design-and many other
programs.
These programs are essen-
tially encouragement to stu-
dents to stay in school and help
to prevent drop-outs.


Advanced Placement .(AP)
courses have doubled in'en-
rollment this year as well. This
is mainly due to the fact that
for Juniors and Seniors, the
school eliminated the honors
classes. If students participate
in the honors program, then
they take the AP class or dual
enrollment classes with Indian
River State College, with which
the high school has a very good
relationship. Dual enrollment
allows students who would
have never thought of attend-'
ing college to realize that they
can succeed in a college level
course. Mr. Leidy's English AP
course has had an 87 percent
passing rate.
Commissioner Smith noted
that "even in a successful AP
*class there are still the basic
See Visit Page 2


First Coast
Invitational
expected to
spur economy

By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County will
host their first equestrian world
event, The First Coast Invitation-
al at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center in November.
This event is the vision of


Bill Joyce, President and CEO
of Worldwide Horse Show Ser-
vices, which brings the excite-
ment of Show Jumping to the
everyday person as a spectator
event. The Okeechobee event
will be held spanning eight
days during two weeks.
The event will begin on
Thursday, Nov. 20 thru Sunday,
Nov. 23, and continue Wednes-
day, Nov. 26 thru Sunday, Nov.
30.
-Show Jumping has been
See Event Page 10


Chandler Slough is open


for public use by SFWMD


Outdoor enthusiasts have
yet another spot to enjoy a host
of recreational activities with
the opening of the 3,700-acre
Chandler Slough addition to
the Kissimmee River Public Use
Area. The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
officially opened the area on
Saturday, September 20.
Recreational opportunities
on the expansive property in-
clude hiking, biking, hunting,
fishing, camping, frogging and
horseback riding.


The slough is a natural area
with sections of hardwood
hammock, remnant pine forest,
live oaks, palms, bay and holly
trees and thick wetland shrub.
Wildlife in the area includes
white-tailed deer, alligators,
wild turkeys, gopher tortoises,
feral swine, gray fox and many
species of wading birds.
The Florida Trail Associa-
tion, a statewide group of avid
hikers, spent numerous vol-
unteer hours marking a hiking
trail through the area. A natural


campsite along the trail is avail-
able for overnight stays.
Chandler Slough is located
on the east side of the 'Kissim-
iee River, bordered by U.S.
Highway 98 to the north and
west and by Northwest 144th
Trail (better known as Lofton
Road) to the east. To the south
is the C-38 Canal/Kissimmee
River.
The property is accessible
by three entrances:
*A trailhead on Lofton Road
See Slough Page 10


Vol. 99 No. 262.


Store hit




by robbers


Show jumping



event is set


Submitted photo/SFWMD
Chandler Slough's 3,700 acres provides opportunities for hunt-
ing, hiking, fishing and more.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
From the looks of the agen-
da, Thursday's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commission
should be fairly routine.
The board is scheduled to
hear a periodic update on the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center Citizens' Advisory Com-
mittee from Frank Cunningham.
The Citizens' Observation
Patrol unit of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office currently
occupies a unit in the county's in-
cubator building at the industrial
park. The three units in this build-
ing were designed to be rented, at
reduced rates, to start up indus-


If you go..
What: Bimonthly meeting of
the Okeechobee County Com-
mission
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9
Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department, Auditori-
um, 1798 N.W NinthiAve.

tries for a limited period of time
until they get going good. The
sheriff's office is seeking to use a
second unit for the drug enforce-
ment unit.
In order to secure Florida De-
partment of Transportation En-
hancement Grant funds for Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina,
the board will need to identify


definite projects and facilities,
determine how many years fund-
ing would be required and when
construction would begin. Previ-
ous enhancement grants were
used at Scott Driver Park.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
proclaim the month of Octo-
ber to be Residents Rights Month
in Okeechobee County;
issue a proclamation recog-
nizing Oct. 25 as New Horizons'
50th Anniversary Celebration in
Okeechobee County;
consider changing library
hours;
award a contract for rehabili-
tation of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse;


discuss extension of the
privatization agreement with
Waste Management for four
years;
execute a grant agreement
with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission to
install fixed and floating docks at
the Nubbin Slough Boat Ramp;
consider a grant agreement
with Okeechobee'Main Street for
fiscal year 2008/09; and
consider a two-year contract
with Lois Nichols to continue
serving as code enforcement spe-
cial magistrate.
Post your opinions. in the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


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on the floor while the thieves took
the lower portion of the cash reg-
ister that contained the cash, and
because she remained on the
floor she only saw one person
with a gun. The manager was un-


injured.
"It is believed at least two sub-
jects were involved in the rob-
bery," he continued. "They are
believed to be males."
Although the gun-wielding
subjects left the store on foot, De-
tective Van Deman said was not
known as of Tuesday afternoon if
they left the area on foot or in a
vehicle.


This is believed to be the third
time this year that this 24-hour
store has either been burglarized
or robbed. As a whole, the inves-
tigator said such robberies are
becoming too commonplace in
Okeechobee.
"We're getting a lot of this type
of crime in Okeechobee in gener-
al," said Detective Van Deman on
Tuesday. "Off the top of my head,


I can think of about seven armed
robberies this year."
This does not include store
burglaries or similar cases that
have occurred in the city.
If anyone has any information
about this case they are asked to
contact Detective Van Deman at
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, 863-763-3117.


Visit They are not required to take the
Visit FCAT again as other students are
to graduate because they earn an
Continued From Page 1 alternative diploma.
Mrs. Raulerson explained to
components of where their edu- the commissioner that approxi-
cation began in that they still have mately 40 percent of adults in
a word wall to assist the students Okeechobee do not have a high
in learning." school diploma. Many students
OHS offers the PSAT to all stu- who graduate from OHS are first-
dents in ninth, tenth and eleventh time graduates for their families.
grades. Before the implementation
When asked what her biggest of the ninth grade center there
obstacle was by Commissioner were approximately 100 students
Smith, Mrs. Wiersma responded who were not promoted to tenth
that the high school grade was grade, now there are only 20 to
her largest challenge. For the 25 students per year who do not
past two years OHS has received get promoted. These students
a "D" grade from the Florida De- are not sent to the high school.
apartment of Education and that Instead they attend the New En-
affects the community as a whole deavor High School in an extend-
due to the fact that business don't ed ninth grade program where
want to come to a town where they pursue credit retrieval to be-
there is a "D" high school. come sophomores.
OHS has received enough "I have some of the most hard
points for the past two years to working teachers and the great-
receive a C but have been unable est kids," stated Mrs. Wiersma. "I
to have that grade assigned to can take our kids anywhere and
their school because 50 percent they will outshine others due to
of the lowest quartile of students their good manners and their up-
did not make gains in reading bringing."
proficiency on the FCAT. OHS has been involved on the
According to Mrs., iersma, national level in many programs
approximately 50 p.cq ...a'as agriculture, science,
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percentage comparalively for the the school with Principal Brian
state. Greseth. When asked what he
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and the compliments they get on
their behavior no matter where
they go.
They discussed the demo-
graphics of SEM, in that they have
the highest poverty rate of all of
the elementary schools and the
highest percentage of students
who qualify for the free-reduced
lunch program. The commission-
er visited the media center and
an after school tutorial program
where approximately a .dozen
students are receiving additional
services to help them succeed in
their education.
SEM and Everglades are con-
sidered Correct Two schools by
the state which allows them to
receive additional funding to im-
plement new programs to help
them bring their school grade
and Adequate Yearly Progress


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Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. East southeast wind between 5
and 10 mph.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low
around 71. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 20%.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming south southeast between
5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance
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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3


Woman accused of stabbing brother with steak knife


SBy Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A woman was arrested last
week on a charge of aggravat-
ed battery after she reportedly
stabbed her older brother in the
Chest with a steak knife.
Tina Ramirez, 32, S.E. 14th
Terrace, was booked into the
SOkeechobee County Jail Friday,
SOct. 3, under a bond of $10,000.
Jail records indicate she is cur-
rently free on bail.
An arrest report by Deputy
Timothy A. Higgins of the OCSO
Syndicates that the woman's broth-
\ er, Jerry Hite, 42, did not seek

SLocal man

,arrested

on cocaine

charges
By Eric Kopp
Okeechob.ee News


After being taken into custody
on an outstanding arrest warrant,
an Okeechobee man was subse-
quently charged with drug pos-
session.
Virgil Tyrell Dixon, 24, N.E.
13th Ave., was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail Oct. 4
on a felony charge of possession
of cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting arrest with-
out violence. His bond was set at
$5,500.
The arrest warrant charged
him with the misdemeanor of
simple battery.
charge was set
at $750.
According to
his arrest report,
Deputy Paul
Jackson of the
Okeechobee
County Sheriff's
Office" (OCSO)
spotted Dixon Virgil T.
slltting near the Dixon
road in the 1300
block of N.E. Seventh St. around
2 p.m. on Saturday. Before ap-
proaching the man, the deputy
contacted OCSO Corporar Randy
Thomas for back up. .
When the two deputies ap-
proached the man and told him
there was an outstanding war-
rant calling for his arrest, Dixon
refused to be handcuffed, stated
the report. As Dixon was being
taken to the ground by the depu-
ties, Cpl. Thomas reportedly saw, 4
,the man reach into his rilhi front ml --'
pocket and throw a clei plastic
S Baggie to the ground.
Once Dixon was handcuffed,
Deputy Jackson retrieved the bag
Which allegedly contained a hard
substance. When field tested, the
Substance indicated a positive re-
sult for the: presence of cocaine,
he stated. The suspected crack
cocaine weighed 2.8 grams, add-
ed Deputy Jackson's report.
The deputy's report did not
give any information on the case
surrounding the simple battery
charge filed against Dixon.

SCar passenger

Arrested on

drug charges
i By Eric Kopp
SOkeechobee News
Esteban Villalpando, 27, S.W.
Second Way, was charged with
Sthe, felony of possession of co-
Scaine aid the. misdemeanor of
possession of marijuana under 20
Grams. He was booked into the
k Okeechobee
der a bond of:
$2,500.
Okeecho-
bee County
Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) Deputy
Max Waldron's
report states
that while pa- Esteban
trolling in the Villalpando
area of N.E.
16th Ave. at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 6
he spotted two vehicles stopped
in the parking lot of the Douglas
Brown School. He approached
the vehicles and saw three people
inside a silver Nissan.
He first asked Villalpando,
who was seated in the back seat
of the Nissan, for identification.
The man reportedly asked the
deputy, if he could get out of the
car in order to get his identifica-
tion out of his back pocket.
According to Deputy Wal-
dron's report, while the man was
:* getting out of the car he saw two
clear plastic bags under Villal-
Spando's left leg. One of the bags
contained a white powder while
the other contained a green leafy
substance, added the report.
The deputy stated that the
white powder was field tested
and indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine. The sus-
pected cocaine weighed .5 grams,
stated the report.
SDeputy Waldron went on to
state that the other substance was
Also field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence
of marijuana. That substance
\ weighed 9.4 grams, he added.
According to the OCSO depu-
Sty's report, no other arrests were
made at that time.


medical atten-
tion at the time
and seemed to i
be in relatively
good condi-
tion.
The dep-
uty's report
states that Mr.
Hite and his Tina
sister began Ramirez
to argue after amirez
Ramirez reportedly struck her
8-year-old nephew in the back.
When the boy's mother heard
the argument she wnt to the
front room to get the boy and his


young sister out of the home and
away from the arguing siblings.
Deputy Higgins stated in his
report that upon entering the
front room the boy's mother saw
Ramirez swinging a knife at her
brother and saying that she was
going to kill him. Ramirez's hus-
band grabbed her and took her to
their bedroom.
The OCSO report goes on to
state that not long after taking
her children outside the home,
the children's mother heard the
brother and sister once again
begin to argue. Shortly, Mr. Hite
came out of the home and told


the woman that his sister had
stabbed him, stated Deputy Hig-
gins.
According to the deputy's re-
port, Mr. Hite stated that his sister
had swung the knife in an over-
hand motion and struck him in
the chest. The report added that
the man said he did not want to
press charges against his sister.
Deputy Higgins also stated in
the report stab wound was about
1/2-inch wide.
The mother and her children
were taken to a friend's house.


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Speak Out
Speak Out has moved online, where it is quicker and
easier to share your ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the community name and your
local or state Public Forum. There, you can create new
topics or comment on existing topics. You can also e-mail
comments to okeenews@newszap.com or call 863-467-2033,
but online comments get posted faster and not all phone calls
can be printed. What follows is a sampling of some of the
discussions currently taking place. Thanks for participating!
BUSINESSES: If you own a business, does anyone know how
to reach the northerners? Let's all put out a HUGE welcome mat for
them. We need them to come to Okeechobee, to help increase the
cash flow here. I'll bet we don't complain this year, if and when they
arrive. I know I will be very happy to deal with the traffic, if they all
come to spend their hard earned retirement money. Let's call every
Chamber of Commerce, send e-mails to our friends and family, and
say, "Come on Down, the weather is fine".
60 MINUTES: Last night on 60 Minutes, there was a discussion
on how we were going to give millions of dollars to other countries.
I believe the country was Iraq? I believe to help others, however, we
are now in a situation as you all know, how can we give any country
money? We are supposed to go deeper in debt? I am glad that in
Washington they are discussing who is going to pay this and who is
going to pay that. I hope they think twice.
KIDS IN THE ROAD: Going through Whispering Pines in Bass-
wood in the mornings, it is a wonder, it is an accident waiting to
happen. These kids walk right in the middle of the road and refuse to
get out of the road. You have to go around them or just stop. It is an
accident waiting to happen, it's dark and I understand, but that is no
reason for them not to get out of the road. It is unreal, where is our
law enforcement in the mornings?
COACHES: I am calling about the coaches and how they dress
on the sidelines. It's just that they look so nice when they wear their
khaki pants and dress up like coaches, but when they wear them
baggy britches, I don't know what they are trying to show to our stu-
dents. They are supposed to be setting an example to these kids, by
dressing up nice and being coaches. Not teaching them, "it doesn't
matter what you look like, just play to win." What happened to moral
standards?
DINING TIP: Here is a tip for diners. If you cannot afford to tip your
waiter or waitress, then stay home and make your own meal, pick up
your own table and your own dishes and don't forget to sweep and
mrop. Otherwise, go through a drive through.
MAKE UP DAYS: Why are they taking Veteran's Day and the day
before Thanksgiving for make-up days for the school days they lost
due to Tropical Storm Fay? Veteran's Day should be a holiday and the
day before Thanksgiving is used as a travel day for those going to visit
family. There are more days they could use at Christmas and at Spring
Break. Please reconsider this time for make-up days.
OIL: Remember when they said that Iraq oil was going to pay for
the Iraq.war and it wasn't going to cost the taxpayers anything? Now
they are telling us that these loans are going to be paid back, they
are going to pay for themselves. $700 Billion, does anyone actually
believe that?
CEMETERY: I am calling about our cemetery. I have been told
that you are not allowed to put granite or gravel around the graves
anymore. Or large trees or large bushes. I do not care about the trees,
but I do think that someone should be allowed to fix a loved ones
grave up. I think the County Commissioners should look into this. If
that is the law, they should, change it.
BUSH: There is one thing that people have failed to mention.
When President Bush's daddy was president, the savings and loans
were a problem and they had to be bailed out and it just sorta makes
you think about how people from the same family are having the
same kind of trouble only in years later.
+. MASCOT: Hi, I have a new name for the mascot at the football
games, the.big Brahman. The new name should be Barack OBrah-
ma.
ELECTIONS: The election is right around the corner. The big
question is, "Who are you going to vote for?" From where I stand,
the answer would be neither. The reason I say neither is, I as a middle
class senior citizen will still have to work and count my pennies and
hope and pray that I don't get sick or have any car or major home
problems. White, Black, man or woman, it won't make any differ-
ence for me.
ANIMAL CONTROL: Animal Control had no business putting the
dog Oreo to sleep. He was to be held for 10 days. The dog missed
their owner and paced the cage as was said by Animal Control. Ani-
mal Control was responsible for a needless killing. Dog owners be
careful in reporting these incidents. You may lose your pet over quar-
reling dogs.
CEMETERY: I am calling about the cemetery. I have two friends
who have recently buried loved ones out there. And it seems that
now they cannot do anything to make their graves look better. They
cannot put anything around it or on it. It has them very upset, when
they see how some of the others have their graves fixed. I just don't
understand why this can't be, when they have bought the land that
this grave is on. I don't understand why they can't put a bench or
anything out there. It would be interesting to know what they can and
can't do and why.
KIDS: We have kids walking in the streets in Basswood. I know
that people have called in like a hundred times already. But it doesn't
seem like anyone wants to get out here and get them out of the road.
Where is our law enforcement? They are sitting on the side of the
road writing a ticket for something else, why can't they get them out
of the road?
BAIL OUT: I can understand the government might need to step
in with this bail out so that investors do not lose their life savings.
However, the people in the top spots of these companies should be
held accountable. There should be no retirement pay for them and no
golden parachutes. They created this mess. They should not benefit
from it. Let them lose their high paying jobs and go to work at mini-
mum wage and see what it is like for the average person just trying
to get by.
HORSES: This is in regards to the Ag exemptions and pollution.
Not only do we give them an incredible tax break on the land along
the rim, but how does OUA, FWC and the Okeechobee county health
department allow animals, fertilizer, pesticide etc. to be placed along
the water way that OUA draws water from for drinking purposes? The
horses on one Rim Canal property can actually walk into the water.
No wonder there is so much chlorine in our drinking water.
HOUSING: Believe it or not, no one raised the price on housing.
They just started building bigger and better houses with all the toys.
The problem started when they started lending to anyone who want-
ed a home even if they had no job. People bought homes far above
anything they could pay and some never intended to pay at all. They
went crazy buying homes and the price had nothing to do with what
is going on now. People saw those $200,000 homes and said "I want
one" and the banks gave it to them. Only problem is they were only
making $5 an hour.


MORTGATE CRISIS: The ACORN scandal will probably be cov-
ered up since Obama was one of those involved, but it is a big part
of the economic problem. They pressured the banks to loan money
to people who had bad credit. Then when they couldn't make their
mortgage payments, it's the government's fault and the taxpayers
have to bail them out.
NINJA: I heard a new term regarding the current economic crisis --
the problem is based on giving Ninja Mortgages -- that is giving mort-
gages to anyone with a pulse, as in No Income, No Jobs or Assets.
ECONOMY: The economy is hurting financially, very few good
paying jobs available and wages not on an increase. But when the city
is not getting enough $ because of economic conditions (property
values down), they increase the millage to get the amount of $ they
want to give raises or for whatever else they want to do. Councilman
Watford was the only one that did the right thing and opposed the
increase.


Letters to the Editor


Code Enforcement
needed
I know that we take a lot of
pride in our town. There is much
history and current events to
make us proud. So, why do we
ignore the abandoned, broken
down houses that exist, especial-
ly in the Northwest Ninth Avenue
area. They are unhealthy, unsafe
and detrimental to the beautiful
landscapes, countryside, homes,
college and businesses.
Do we want this to represent
Okeechobee? Our children are at
risk for diseases, animal diseases
and hurricane clutter. After the
hurricane, our mobile home was
immediately condemned and we
had to haul it away. Is it not the
same for all homes here? This
area needs to be cleaned up now
-- not several months or years
from now. After all, how many
years have passed since action
was first proposed. If the city ac-
cepts land on 12th, what happens
to the unsafe homes on the other
streets in the area? Isn't our goal
to rid the area of derelict houses
and not how much land or mon-
ey the city gains?
Sincerely,
Marty Grondin

No right to
euthanize dog
As a pet owner and animal
lover, I was horrified to hear the
story about the Neswick's be-
loved Boston Terrier, "Oreo," who
was euthanized on Sept. 25 at the
Okeechobee County Animal Con-
trol after only being quarantined
for two days. Oreo was under ra-
bies quarantine after biting one
of her humans when said human
accidentally got in the way when
Oreo was defending her food dish
from a new animal addition to the
family.
Oreo was not a mean dog (I
knew her personally), she was a
gentle loving family pet -- a house
dog who was only let out on a
leash to go to the bathroom.
We all have heard the stories of


how pets have been turned over
to shelters because their owners
simply cannot afford to take care
of them any longer. No doubt this
has put a burden on the shelters
causing budgets to be stretched
and personnel overworked.
However, that does not mean
that the animals should be treated
with any less care! Oreo was not
a stray with an unknown history.
The Neswicks took her to the
shelter because that is the law
when a dog bites a human and
their rabies shot is not current.
Mr. Neswick does not remember
signing over ownership to Oreo
to the shelter as was stated in the
Okeechobee News. This is per-
fectly'understandable as he was
worried, about his daughter, who
had been bitten and also wor-
ried about turning over his pet to
strangers.
Oreo had never been, placed
in a cage --- a very frightening
experience for her. I have always
understood that the law was an
animal had to be quarantined for
10 days if there was a possibility
of rabies. Oreo as given only two
days! The personnel at the shelter
claim she showed signs of aggres-
sion. I can't think of many animals
taken out of a loving home and
placed by strangers in a cage who
wouldn't act aggressively! How
difficult would it have been for
the shelter personnel to call the
Neswicks and explain how their
dog was acting or to mention it
during the frequent calls the Ne-
swicks placed to the shelter to
check on their dog.
We all know rabies shots are
important, but how many pet
owners are unable to have their
animals vaccinated simply be-
cause they can't afford it? Be-
sides, Oreo was only five months
behind in her shots not five
years! I sincerely hope that every
animal lover in Okeechobee or
the surrounding areas will rise up
in protest against such careless
treatment of our pets.
Rosemary Lear Gurney


Annual Okeechobee


Blood Roundup set


Businesses and individuals
are gearing up for the annual
Okeechobee Blood Roundup.
The Okeechobee Community
Blood Round Up is set for Nov.
14 and 15. The goal this year is to
collect 450 units of blood.
The following businesses
have been added to the donor
list in the past two weeks: Ad;
vance Auto Parts, Bass Funeral
Home, .Big Lake Roofing CJ's
Wholesale, Colour Me Crazy Sa-
lon, Curves, Custom Window
Treatments & -Blinds, Everglades
Farm & Equipment, Gerald Lefe-
bvre, Glades Electric Coopera-
tive, Gloria's Sweets and Blooms,
Golden Corral, Lincare Health,
Marilyn Rinear, Mary Kay Cos-
metics, Maximum Tanning, Mor-


gan's Furniture, Okee-Tantie Title
Co., Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club. Popeye's Chicken, Rauler-
son Hospital, Sears of Okeecho-
bee, SFWMD, SST Fabricators,
The Shoe Box, The Tropics Tan-
ning, Total Fitness, Tractor Supply,
U-Save Supermarket, Walgreens.
Walpole, Inc. and Williams Pawn
and Gun.
Blood donation is safe; simple
and nearly painless. The entire
process, including health history
and a mini-physical, takes about
30 minutes. The actual blood do-
nation takes abqut ten minutes.
Sterile, disposable needles are
used.
When you give blood, you
don't know whose life you might
save. But with modern blood pro-
cessing and storage facilities, and
networking among blood banks,
you can be sure it will help some-
one.
Because it takes at least 24
hours to test and process a unit
of blood, if you wait until blood is
needed to donate, you have wait-
ed too long. When an accident
victim or hospital patient needs
blood, they need it immediately.
It has to be there at the hospital
or at a nearby blood bank, al-
ready typed, tested, processed
and ready to use.


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Community Calendar


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

Thursday, Oct. 9
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick
Group basic text meeting 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anonymous will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open discussion meeting. For
more information call Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3-10 S.W Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding whoyour ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call Mim
Kapteina at 863-763-6510.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public,are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join
us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-
4920 for information.
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 wom-
en who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thurs-
day 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 Buckhe'ad Ridge
VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday each
month with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For infor-
mation 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 ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family mem-
ber 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, Oct. 10
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is in-
vited. 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) N.A. 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, Over-
eaters 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 Lo-
retta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 8, 2008 5


Drug, gun charges

filed against area man


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A traffic stop for a non-work-
ing tag light ended up with an
Okeechobee man being arrested
on felony drug and gun charges.
Willard Anthony Melear, 22,
S.E. 24th Blvd., was arrested Mon-
day on charges of possession of
cocaine and possession of a con-
cealed weapon. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $3,500.
'Melear. was arrested by a de-
tective from the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force when a .22
caliber handgun was found in the
front of his pants, states an ar-
rest report from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The report indicates that the
tag light on a maroon Chevro-
let truck was not working so the
detective stopped the vehicle on
S.W. 10th Ave. at 11:19 p.m. Oct.
6. The truck was being operated
by Melear, continued the report.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under
the influence (DUI) charges by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD),
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Brock Tyler Sherrill, 19, S.W.
Connors Highway, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 3 by Deputy Cor-
poral Aric Majere on a Department
of Corrections warrant charging
him with violation of probation
- burglary of a conveyance (11
counts), violation of probation -
grand theft (seven counts) and
violation of probation criminal
mischief $1,000 or more (two
counts). He is being held without
bond.
Michael Robert Banville, 26,
N.E. 31st Way, Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 3 by Officer C. Trout-
man on charges of driving while
license suspended habitual of-
fender and reckless driving. His
bond was set at $6,000.
Adam Troy Venters, 36, N.W
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 3 by Deputy Paul Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation unauthorized
transmission or interference with
a radio station. His bond was set
at $10,000.
James Edward Long; 23,
N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested Oct. 3 by Deputy Cpl. Aric
Majere on a warrant charging him


According to the report, the
detective asked the driver to step
out of the truck and then asked
for permission to search Melear's
person, as well as the truck. The
report states that Melear consent-
ed to the search.
During that search the detec-
tive states in his arrest affidavit
that the handgun was found in
Melear's pants and that he does
not have a permit to carry a con-
cealed weapon.
While undergoing another
search at the jail, a corrections of-
ficer found a small plastic baggie
containing a suspicious substance
in Melear's wallet. That substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of
cocaine.
The detective's arrest report
states the suspected cocaine
weighed 0.5 grams.
The report does not indicate if
Melear was issued a traffic citation
for the non-functional tag light.


with felony battery. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Nelida Miriam Frost, 20, N.W
37th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 4 by Deputy Paul Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation grand theft. She
is being held without bond.
*. Patricia Lynn Gonzales, 35,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 4
by Officer C. Troutman on felony
charges of burglary of an unoccu-
pied structure and dealing in sto-
len property. She was also charged
with the misdemeanor of petit
theft over $100 but under $300.
Her bond was set at $25,000.
Brittany J. Carnley, 18, N.W
46th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 5 by Deputy Joseph
Hall on ah Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with amend-
ed violation of probation leav-
ing the scene of an accident with
property damage. She is being
held without bond.
Joe Boy Albritton, 28, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Oct. 6 by Deputy Sergeant J.
Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with second
degree petit theft. His bond was
set at $250.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


Glades Co. Arrest Report
The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving un-
der the influence (DUI) charges
by the Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), the Florida Highway
Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Albert Thomas, 35, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 29 on
charges of burglary, grand theft
and criminal mischief. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Chauncey Haynes, 30, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 29 on
charges of burglary, grand theft
and criminal mischief. His, bond
was set at $10,000.
Lucas Vetitoe, 26, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 29 on
charges of trespassing, grand
theft and interference with rail-
road track or equipment. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Hiedi White, 24, Moore Ha-
ven, was arrested Sept. 29 on
charges of trespassing, grand theft
and interference with railroad
track or equipment. Her bond
was set at $5,000. She was also


arrested on Oct. 1 and charged
with grand theft and forgery. Her
bond on those charges was set at
$10,000.
John Torres, 18, Moore Ha-
ven, was arrested Oct. 3 on charg-
es of petit theft, passing a forged/
altered instrument, burglary,
grand theft/firearm and dealing in
stolen property. His bond was set
at $45,000.
Donald Williams, 44, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 3 on
charges of battery (domestic
violence), resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence and
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $11,500.
Michael Barber, 19, Moore
Haven, was arrested Oct. 4 on
charges of burglary, grand theft/
firearm and dealing in stolen
property. His bond was set at
$40,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
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that Ms. Stampa had a red mark
on the side of her face and a small
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Jimmie Scott
Osceola, 68
BRIGHTON RESERVATION Jim-
mie Scott Osceola, died Sunday, Oct.
5, 2008, in his residence. He was 68.
Born October
28, 1939 in the
BrightonReserva-
tion, he had been
a lifetime resi-
dent of the Reser-
vation and a
member of the
Seminole Inde-
pendent Baptist Church. He was a
Cowboy, "Jack of all trades" and a
Heavy Equipment Operator.
He is survived by his loving wife of
39 years,; Gloria Osceola of Okeecho-
bee; sons, Duane Osceola (Nancy)
of Mounds, Okla., Pernell Osceola of
Brighton, Gary Osceola of Ft. Lah-
derdale, and Duane "Howdy" Scott
Osceola (Adriana) of Miami; daugh-
ter, Brenda S. Osceola Youngblood
(Robert) of Brighton; brother, Joe
Dan Osceola (Virginia) of Holly-
wood; and sister, LaWanna Osceola
of Hollywood. In addition he is sur-
vived by nine grandchildren.
The family will be receiving friends
from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the
Buxton Funeral Home. Chapel. Ser-
vices will follow in the Brighton Ce-
metery.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.


Ruby Nadine Hancock
OKEECHOBEE Ruby Nadine
Hancock, of Okeechobee, died Fri-
day, Oct. 3, 2008, at her residence.
She was 72.
Born April 10, 1936, in Mayo, she:
had been a resident of Okeechobee
for the past 42 years and was of the
Baptist Faith.
She is survived by her loving hus-
band of 56 years, Norris "Sonny"
Hancock; sons, Ricky Hancock, and,
Mitchell Hancock (Paula); daughter,
Missy Murphy (Rueben), all of Okee-
chobee; brothers, Sony Brock (Mar-
gie) of Georgia, and Ronnie Brock
(Joan) of Sebastian; eight grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank
Hospice of Okeechobee for all of
S their excellent care.
Services were held in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
followed in the Ft. Drum Cemetery.
All arrangements under the direc-
tion and care of the Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
Street, Okeechobee.

Rosie Jane Billie, 70
BRIGHTON RESERVATION Ro-.
sie Jane Billie, died Monday, Oct. 6,
2008, in her residence. She was 70.
Born Oct. 26, 1937 in Brighton Res-
ervation, where she had been a life-
time resident and was a member of
the 1st Indian Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons,
Weems Buck, Shane Buck, and
Sampson Gopher (Shannon);
daughter, Emma Urbina (Jessie);
brother, Amos Tiger (Lynell); sister,
Sarah Sampson (Gary); companion,
Sammie Gopher; and all of Brighton
Reservation. In addition, she is sur-
vived by nine grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; a niece, Billie
Tiger of Hollywood; and nephews,
Rufus'Tiger Jr. of Boca, and Pittman
Sampson of Tallahassee.
Services will be 10 a.m. in the 1st
Indian Baptist Church of Brighton.
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu-
neral Home and Crematory, 110
N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

Jasper McPherson, 81
TALLAHASSEE Jasper Christ-
man McPherson, passed away Sun-
day, Oct. 5, 2008, in Tallahassee. He
was 81.
A native of Bellwood, he resided in
Tallahassee for over 30 years. Jasper
worked for the state of Florida for 41
years, retiring as Lt. Colonel for the
Department of Transportation, and
was a two term sheriff for Okeecho-
bee County. He was a member of
the Florida Sheriffs Association, and
was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by a
son, Miles C. McPherson.
He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Iris Conrad McPherson; a sis-
ter, Marion Taylor of Tallahassee;
and a grandson, Shane McPherson
of Tallahassee.


All arrangements made by Beggs
Funeral Home, Inc., 3322 Apalachee
Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL 32311.


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Community Events


Early Learning
Coalition to meet
The following meetings to be
held at locations as indicated for
October 2008. All interested per-
sons are invited to attend and
be heard. Assistance for handi-
capped persons may be arranged
by contacting the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin & Okeecho-
bee Counties, Inc. Executive
Committee
Thursday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m. at
the Early Learning Coalition Of-
fice, 10 SE Central Parkway, Stu-
art.
Executive/Finance Commit-
tee
Thursday, Oct. 23, at 12:30 p.m.
at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Avenue, Okeecho-
bee.
*Coalition Board Meeting on
Thursday, Oct. 23, at. 1:30 p.m.
at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Avenue, Okeecho-
bee.
Program/Quality Commit-
tee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23,
at Conclusion of Board Meeting
at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Avenue, Okeecho-
bee.

2008 Chili
Cook-off planned
Oct. 10 and 11, at the St. Lu-
cie County Fairgrounds, 15601 W.
Midway Rd, Ft. Pierce, will be the
Fort Pierce Exchange Club 2008
Chili Cook-off. Friday night 5 un-
til 10 p.m. will be live music and
chili and Saturday from 10 a.m.
:until 7 p.m. will be games, food
and entertainment, over 25 teams
competing in the chili cook-off
contest at 4 p.m. will be the Little
Miss Chili and Mr. Pee Wee con-
test and cowboys 18-25 can com-
pete in the Mr. Hot Sauce contest.
All proceeds will benefit the Ft.
Pierce Exchange C.A.S.T.L.E. to
prevent child abuse on the Trea-
sure Coast..

Hospice of Okeechobee
hosts fundraiser
Hospice of Okeechobee pres-
ents Boots and Pearls "Gone
Wild," a fundraiser social event.
The event will be held on Friday,
Oct. 10, at Okeechobee KOA and
includes a social hour starting at
6:30 p.m. with dinner at.7 p.m.
Dinner will be a Prime Rib dinner
with' all the trimmings. Music and.
dancing will be by, "The Chase."
Tickets for the event are a dona-
tion of $50 each or $500 per table
and are available at Eli's Western
Wear. All proceeds go to benefit
Hospice of Okeechobee patient
care. Sponsorship opportunities
are available. For more informa-
tion, please contact Frank Irby at
" 863-357-1639.

Free memory
loss screenings
On Friday, Oct. 10, the Al-
zheimer's Association will spon-
sor free memory loss screenings
at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St., from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Appointments are
needed, please call Donna True
at 1-800-861-7826 Ext. 1. Screen-
ings are for anyone, any age
concerned about memory loss.
Screenings are conducted by staff
from St. Mary's Memory Disorder
center. Immediate results.


Angel Food Ministries
offers October menu
For fourteen years, Angel Food
Ministries has provided balanced
nutrition and variety through its
regular box, with enough food to
feed a family of four for a week.
The menu for the month of Oc-
tober is now available including
meats, pasta, fruits, vegetables,
fish and complete meals with a
wide range of sizes and prices. Se-
nior citizen sized orders are also
available. Distribution day for or-
ders is Oct. 25. Visit our Web site
to locate a host site near you at:
www/angelfoodministries.com.


Church holds
big yard sale
Believers Fellowship Church,
300 S.W. Sixth Ave. will be hold-
ing a big yard sale. Some of the
items included will be a electric
wheel chair, organ, office desk,
sewing machine, pictures, lots of
baby clothes, children and adult
clothing and shoes and much
more. Sale will be held on Sat-
urday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. until
noon. For information call 863-
697-2570air Troop 964, at 863-
634-8628.

Oktoberfest


Celebration
Gil riG S t. hnld Fall


Roundup
Calling all Girls and Adults
interested in a world of fun and
adventure! The Girl Scouts will
hold their.Fall Roundup in park 3
downtown on Saturday, Oct. 11
from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. For in-
formation call 863-462-5025 ext.
3123.


Masonic Lodge
breakfast dates
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237 will hold their Sun-
day breakfasts on Oct. 12, 26,
Nov. 2, and Dec. 7 from 8 until 11
a.m. Tickets are $5 each. Menu in-
cludes: scrambled eggs, sausage,
bacon, country ham, pancakes,
grits, biscuits and gravy, orange
juice, and coffee. For information
contact Kip Gardner 863-357-0427
or Jim Green at 863-634-4401.
CRA Nutritional class sched-
uled
Monday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m.
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a
CRA Nutritional Analysis class at
Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center. For more information call
863-763-4320.

Cub/Boy Scouts
selling popcorn
Fundraising season is here
again and the local Cub Scouts
and Boy Scouts of America, are
trying to get support. They will
sell popcorn every weekend until
Oct. 19. They will have booths
set up at different, local business-
es every Saturday and Sunday.
On top of the weekend setups,
the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
will always have a flyer and order
form with them to sell popcorn
throughout the week. So if you
cannot make it out to one of their
booths, you can always order it
personally from one of the pack/
troop members. All proceeds from
the fundraiser will go to help pay
for their summer camp expenses,
supplies, badges and just general
expenses for their groups. Parents
and volunteers will be with the
scouts at each booth to help sell
the popcorn and provide infor-
mation about the group. They are
always looking for people to join.
There are no sign up deadlines,
you can join at any time during
the year, so if you think that the
cub scouts or boy scouts is some-
thing you are interested in, you
can get information about it while
you get some popcorn! Parents
are welcome to become volun-
teers. They would also like to say
thank you to all of the local busi-
nesses who are allowing them to
set up in front of their stores. For
more information on locations
or joining, please contact Alison
Hudson, Committee Ch


Sunday, Oct. 19, noon until 4
p.m. an Oktoberfest Celebration
will be held. There will be games,
fun and more games. The celebra-
tion will be held at the VFW Post
9528 in Buckhead Ridge. Authen-
tic German food will be served for
a donation of $7. German music
will be provided for dancing and
your enjoyment.

Okeechobee Orchid
Club to Meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club
will meet on Monday, Oct. 27 at
7 p.m. at the Cooperative Exten-
sion Office, 458 Highway 98 N.
Members will bring their favorite
orchid to show and problem or-
chids will be diagnosed by presi-
dent, Harry Hoffner. Bring ideas
for programs and speakers. For
more information please call the
extension office at 863-763-6469.

Book Club meets
Friends of the 'Okeechobee
Library Book Club will meet on
Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in
the Okeechobee County Library
Board Room. The group will sug-
gest titles for the next six months
and vote on them. Everyone is
encouraged to bring their favor-
ite Halloween cookie. For more
information call Jan Fehrman at
863-357-9980.

Main Street to host
Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, the
City of Okeechobee and Okeecho-
bee County are hosting the Fourth
Annual Halloween Celebration.
The community celebration will
be held at the Agri-Civic Center on
Highyway 70 East, on Friday, Oct.
31, from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's
Costume Contest will be in four
age groups: 0-2 from 6:45 to 7:15
p.m., 3-5 from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m.,
6-10 from 7:45 to 8:15 p.m. and
11-14 from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. Reg-
istration for the costume contest
will be at the Seacoast National
Bank Booth. Please help to pro-
vide a safe and fun Halloween for
the children. They will have games
and activities, a haunted house, a
costume contest and treats! Event
organizers welcome donations of
treats and candy or monetary do-
nations to purchase candy. Your
business or agency is welcome to
set up a booth for games or ac-
tivities for the children. For more
information, please contact Toni
Doyle at 863-357-MAIN (6246).


Thank You to All
It's hard for us to express in words how much we appreciate
everything that was done for our family in our time of need.
We would like to thank the Okeechobee Church of God and
Red for all the hours of prayer, food and the love that was
given us. We would like to say thank you to our many
friends and family for all the prayers,
food, love and support.
Thank you to Hospice of Okeechobee, Margaret and all _
the ladies who gave so much. From the 1" day we met
the Hospice staff in the hospital to the last second
we were in the Hamrick Home, we were made
to feel like family.
It takes a special person to give love so freely.
God has a special place for each of you.
Our thanks and prayers
go out to everyone.
THE MARGARET WEEKS FAMILY .




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Extension Service: How does your garden grow?


The local County Extension
office has been asked by local
newspapers to try out a question/
answer column. So, here goes:
Planting Ficus
I have several very large Ficus
trees in pots outside and I thought
about planting them outside.
Is this a good idea and where
would be the best place to plant
them and give me some soil and
planting suggestions? -Ann from
Okeechobee
Ficus trees can get to be very
large trees, 50 feet tall and 80 feet
wide, that is if they don't freeze
back. They also are shallow root-
ed, so they may get blown over by
hurricanes. Their roots are always
on the lookout for sources of wa-
ter, like water or sewer pipes, sep-
tic tanks, and swimming pools.
Because some Ficus are invasive,
such as the False Banyan or Lau-
rel Fig, UF does not recommend
using them in South Florida land-
scapes.
Our neighbors in Miami are
also dealing with a new insect
pest, a fig whitefly that is making
many large evergreen trees lose
their leaves like a Maple tree in
winter.
Those are the down sides. On
the plus side, Ficus grows quickly
and can provide lots of shade. If
planted in a row and kept pruned,
they can be used as a hedge. They
are tolerant of poor soil and ex-
cept as noted above, usually need
little care.
My suggestion is if you have a
very large yard and don't expect
a freeze, you can plant it 50 feet
away from any building, water
source. But begin to put a little bit
of money away each year in your
"tree removal" fund for that day
when that Ficus may need to be
removed.


Transplanting
Rose Bush
Another question from Ann
- When is the best time to move
rose bushes?
Roses can be planted year-
round except in north Florida,
where planting is best delayed
until early spring. Regrowth from
transplant t,
ing will be
stronger if UNIVER
temperatures
are warm, so T
if you begin
now the move FL
can be com-
pleted before IFA EX
the coolest 1FA S T
months of the
year arrive.
If the plant is well established,
you may wish to prepare it for
moving by "root pruning." At
the same time that the shoots
are normally cut back, push a
shovel straight down about 8-10
inches from the main stem. Cut
the roots this way all around
the plant. This will stimulate new
roots, which will help it when it
is transplanted. Wait a month af-
ter this root pruning before finally
moving the rosebush to its new
home.
Be sure to provide adequate
(but not excessive) water, and
when new leaf growth begins, fer-
tilizers may be added. Ask for our
UF Extension bulletin, Growing
Roses in Florida http://edis.ifas.
ufl.edu/EP339 for more details.
Queen Palms
from Seed
I planted some queen palm
trees in my yard several years
ago. Now they are 12-15 feet


high and have little "fruits" that
drop to the ground that contain
seeds. Can I plant those for more
trees? Please tell me the best way
to plant them. Katrina from
Okeechobee
This one-seeded fruit can be
used to grow new Queen Palms.
In the landscape, the seed stalks
are often cut off before the fruit
begins to fall
so yard clean
CSITY OF up is easier.
SITY OF UUnlike,
ITD^A other palms,
the green
\ ID A fruit from the
Queen palm
ENSIONT (Syagrus o-
ElNIO lN manzoffiana)
sprout better
than those
fruit that are half or fully yellow
in color.
Make sure they are full sized.
Palm seeds are covered with
a fleshy fruit wall that should be
removed before planting. Try us-
ing a knife to cut away the fruit tis-
sue. (Note that the flesh of some
other palms may contain irritating
substances but not the Queen
Palm.) Soak the cleaned palm
seed in water for 1 to 7 days, and
change the water daily.
Immediately plant the soaked
seed in a well drained potting soil.
For Queen Palms, cover them
with an inch of the planting me-
dium. Keep the soil moist but not
overly wet, which will'cause rot-
ting. Place the pots in a partially
sunny area, and hold back on any
fertilization for a few months.
For lots more on growing
palms from seed, see our UF Ex-
tension bulletin, Palm Seed Ger-
mination http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/
EP238


Adding compost to
vegetable garden
I am starting a vegetable gar-
den for the first time and I will be
starting my plants from seeds this
weekend. How long should I wait
until I put organic manure on or
near the seeds? Is there a better
type of fertilizer to use instead?
-Teresa from Okeechobee
Ideally any organic materials
like manure added to the garden
should be well decomposed and
tilled into the garden soil before
planting. If you are adding it af-
ter sowing seed, be certain that
they are not going to be covered
too deeply. Side dressing with a
mulching layer of compost can
be done after setting the trans-
plants, but don't pile it up against
the stems (Tomatoes, however,
can handle some stem burial.)
If you are adding the manure
as a means of providing plant
nutrition, consider making a "ma-
nure tea." This could be used
much like synthetic soluble fertil-
izer solutions. The "blue powder"
type plant food crystals should be
diluted according to the labeled
directions and used as a "starter
solution" to give your garden
plants a jump start on the season.
Check the Florida Vegetable Gar-
dening Guide http://edis.ifas.ufl.
edu/VH021 for more details.
Wormy Cabbage
How do I get rid of the tiny
worms that get inside of my cab-
bages?
To manage any pest, the first
step is to identify it. "Worms"
on the leaves are most likely to
be small caterpillars that can be


managed with the use of the bac-
teria-based insecticide, Bacillus
thuringiensis. (We call it B.t. for
obvious reasons -you can ask for
Dipel or Thuricide at our locally
owned garden centers.) If they
are boring into the stem, it may
be something else, so the best bet
is to bring in a sample or submit
a clear digital photo to our office
for positive ID.
Resist the temptation to ap-
ply chemical insecticides to your
vegetable garden unless you are
absolutely sure that the product
is labeled for home gardens. Be
certain it will control the pest you
have on your vegetables and be
sure to follow instructions about
how long you have to wait be-
fore you can put your pride and
joy into your garden basket. Read
and follow all label directions,:
and HAPPY GARDENING!
Send us your garden questions
by fax at 863-763-5901, email to
okeenews@newszap.com or
just drop it off at the Okeecho-
bee News office at 107 S.W.
17th Street, Suite D, Okeechobee,
34974. The University of Florida
-- Okeechobee County Extension
office will pick out three questions
that would be of greatest interest
to local residents and publish
brief answers' in the Okeechobee
News.
To continue the column,
we need YOUR questions by
Wednesday at 5 p.m. Be sure to
include your name and phone or
email address in case we need
more information (We can.pub-
lish a question as anonymous if
you wish).
Clear photographs (digital pre-
ferred) may also be submitted,


but they might not be'able to be
returned.
Do not drop by actual plant
specimens (unless it is a prize to-
mato for our salad or a beautiful
flower for our office!) We reserve
the right to edit all questions for
space.
The answers will be placed on
the Okeechobee Extension web-
site the week after they appear in
print; they will include links to ad-
ditional references.
More information is available
on the award-winning Okeecho-
bee web page, http://okeecho-
bee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need addi-
tional information on your Florida
Yard or garden, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469.
Local residents can stop by
our office at 458 Hwy 98 North
in Okeechobee, and visit our
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Software preps your photos taken with a digital camera


By Diane Timmons
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Part 2 of 2
Last week we discussed the
need to provide someone with a
digital photo you took. You might
need to email a photo to a rela-
tive, or perhaps you took a picture
of your local ladies group and you
would like to send it to the news-
paper. This week we are going to
discuss ways to downsize those
photos so they are the appropri-
ate size for your end user.
In these columns I always try
to offer a free solution and a solu-
tion where there is some expense
involved. Why? Different people
have different needs. What's the
difference between a free appli-
cation and one that you pay for?
Each of these solutions offers a
set of capabilities. As expected
the application you pay for offers
more features and flexibility, but
the free solution will do the job.
You can purchase an image
editing program like Adobe's Pho-
toshop Elements ($99) or Corel's
Paint Shop Pro ($99.99) to reduce
the size of your images. Each of
these programs offers a trial copy


For

Seniors
Share your questions
for this column by email to
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at their website so you may try
before you buy. Or you can use
a relatively new program offered
by our good friend Google that
really takes the guesswork out of
mailing images. Google's Picasa
is a free application which can be
found at picasa.google.com. We
spoke about downloading and
installing a program in my col-
umn about Virus protection. As a
reminder, download to a "down-
loads folder" you created on your
hard drive. Remember the file's


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Picasa software by Google to manage images from your digi-
tal camera.


name and then double-click the
downloaded file and follow the
prompts.
Google's Picasa
This program installs in min-
utes. Once you open Picasa, it
first asks you to show where you
are keeping most of your pho-
tos, usually in My Pictures. The
left side of the screen that opens
will show folders with photos in
them, divided by year. Choose a
folder. The photos in that folder
will appear to the right. Click on
a photo to select it. On the lower
right of the screen (see image)
click on EXPORT. A box will
open titled Export to Folder. This
is where the downsizing takes
place. In one easy step you will
choose where the new photo is
saved, how tall the photo will be
in pixels, and the quality of the
new photo. Note that you are not
changing the original photo, but
a copy. Remember to never save
your reduced size photo over the
top of your original file. By reduc-
ing the size, you're also removing
detail from the image. If you save
over the top, you'll lose the addi-
tional detail of the original photo
forever.
How tall: What is a pixel? It
is one of the tiny dots all pho-
-tographs are made up of. As a
guide, a good size for an mailed
photo shown on screen is 600
pixels tall. The slider only gives
the height dimension (or the lon-
gest side of the photo) because
the second dimension or width
will be determined automatically
by the aspect ratio of that picture.
Image quality: Select tlhe de-
sired image quality for your photo
using the Image Quality drop-
down menu.
'Automatic' preserves
the original image quality.
* 'Normal' balances qual-
ity and size and would be
perfect for the newspaper.
* 'Maximum' preserves fine detail
for images that may be printed/
* 'Minimum' yields some quality
lossforsmall filesizes, butis perfect
for a photo only shown on screen
and never destined for printing,
* 'Custom' enables you to select
your own value. Click OK.
A box will appear showing


you where your picture was
saved. Make sure you note where
the new picture is. My picture
changed to 800 pixels tall by 600
pixels wide, and sized at 109 Kb.
Perfect fqr mailing.
This is from the photo that was
originally 2.2 Mb and over 2000
pixels tall which was too large to
email.
This gives you an idea of how
to downsize your pictures with


a free piece of software you can
download from the Internet.
The other two applications
can be found at:
SPhotoshop Elements, www.
adobe.com/products;
Paint Shop Pro, www.corel.
com (my favorite).
Both of these applications
have been designed to edit pho-
tographs with easy to understand
commands. If you want to move


Uncle Ed a little closer to Aunt
Emma in the photo, these ap-
plications will help you do that.
Finding tutorials on the Internet
for either application is as easy as
searching for them with any Inter-
net browser.
Happy computing.
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Local church plans fall Post your opinions online

Local church plans fall festival S.Newszap.com


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A Fall Festival will be spon-
sored by First Baptist Church,
401 S.W Fourth St, from 5:30 to
9 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 31 at the
ROC. All activities are free. The
event is planned for children sixth
grade and younger. There will be
a special area for preschool chil-
dren and toddlers.
"Parenting: The Early
Years". is a new class that will
help parents, using a Biblical ap-
proach, to teach their children to
have the traits they want them to
have. It meets on Sunday from
9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship
Hall of Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W Third Lane.
If you enjoy sewing and "cut-
ting up" join the Quilters on
Tuesday in the Peace Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall at 11
a.m.
Elder John Simms facilitates
an in-depth and personal study
of "A Purpose Driven Life" oh
Tuesday in the Peace Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m.
The youth in grades 5-12 meet
each Wednesday after school in
the Peace Lutheran Church Fel-
lowship Hall to do homework,
play board games, or just hang
out. At 5:15 p.m., there is an activ-
ity, meal and Bible Study. .
Boxes and boxes of soap were
collected at Peace Lutheran
Church for their Haitian broth-
ers and sisters who are still re-
covering from tropical storms.
The boxes are on their way to the
shipping point where they will be
compiled with other Items. Mis-
sion Haiti and Cross International
Ministries will carry out the dis-
tribution'of these items to those
who desperately need them.
The Trust Quartet will be in
concert at Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. Highway 441
N., on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m.
Mother's Morning Out, a
free, cooperative baby sitting pro-
gram of the First United Meth-
odist Church, 200 N.W Second
St., still has openings for its Tues-
day morning group. Children,
ages six months through pre-
school can have a free morning
of play, music, and snack while
their mom's have a morning to
shop, go to the doctor alone or
have coffee with a friend! The
hoursare 9:30 a.m. to noon ev-
ery Tuesday in the church nurs-
ery. The program is facilitated by
screened, trained staff and volun-
teers. For more information call
the church office 863-763-4021.
The Children's Theatre
Troupe has openings in the cho-
rus for their Christmas produc-
tion, "Silent Night: The Birth of a
Carol" which will be performed


Places of

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on Sunday, Dec. 14. Rehearsals
are at 5 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church. Children
from ages 3 through 5th grade
can have a part in this play. There
is no cost. For more information,
contact Nancy Vaughan at 863-
763-4021.
St. Theresa of the Child Je-
sus Catholic Church on State
Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buck-
head Ridge will have a special
collection for the needy in
Haiti on Sunday.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd Street, "Opera-
tion Christmas Child," the
gift-filled shoe box collection of
Christmas gifts for needy children
around the world, is under way.
S.W. Second and Third Av-
enues between North and South
Park Streets will be closed from
9 p.m. until midnight after ev-
ery home football game will be
closed for a Christian Youth 5th
Quarter event in Flagler Park.
Missionaries Elder Scott and
Elder Osborne from the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints are in Okeechobee and
want residents to know they're
here to preach the restored gos-
pel of Jesus Christ. They strive to
follow Jesus' example so they're
also here to serve and assist any-
one who needs help. You can
reach them at 863-763-2607. For
more information about their
church, visit us online at www.
mormon.org. The Web site can
also be used to request a visit or
assistance frori the missionar-
ies. Bible study at Believers Fel-
lowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth
Ave., is held on Wednesday eve-
nings from 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nick
Hopkins presents informative and
in depth Bible studies in a casual
and friendly atmosphere. Every-
one is invited to attend. Coffee
and desserts are served.
Do you suffer from depression,
anxiety or other mental illness?
The Christian Mental Health
Support Group group meets on


the second and fourth Thursday
of the month at 6 p.m. on Martin
County Grade. Call 772-597-0463
for more information. Family
members are welcome.
Each Wednesday night begin-
ning at 6:15 p.m. His House
Fellowship Church of the
Nazarene will have a supper for
$4 donation per person. Reser-
vations must be made by Mon-
days (only done by reservation!).
Phone church office 863-763-3519
to reserve and find out menu. Fol-
lowing the supper the church
has a Bible study at 7 p.m. called
"Connecting the Dots" a year-
long journey through the Bible,
which explains how one book
of the Bible relates to others and
how it all "connects." Following
the supper, there are also classes
for children, youth and Hispanics
-"Sunday School" on Wednesday
nights.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.,
youth van runs through Treasure
Island and surrounding areas.
Programs are available for student
in grades one through six and
seven through 12. Programs are
from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Wednes-
day nights. The church van will
pick children up and,taken them
home. For information, call 863
801-4307.
Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
hold a men's fellowship breakfast
at Ruck's Pit the last Saturday of
each month starting at 6:30 a.m.,
and a women's fellowship the last
Saturday of each month in the fel:
lowship hall starting at 8:30 a.m.
For more information call 863 357
1581.


The Family Outreach Cen-
ter at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., is of-
fering free classes in martial arts.
The classes are currently taught
four days a week on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church, 3 Linda Road, hosts open
meetings ,for Alcoholics Anony-
mous on Monday nights from 7 to
8 p.m. for substance abuse. They
also have Al-Non meetings on
Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. to
help family and friends of alcohol-
ics. For information call Chris at
863 467-5714.
At First Baptist Church,
401 S.W. Fourth St., food and
clothing will be distributed by
the Church Mission House by
appointment only. Call 863 763-
2171.
Okeechobee County Can-
cer Support Group meets on
the first Thursday of each month at
First Baptist Church. All cancer
patients, survivors and supporters
are welcomed to attend, support
and encourage each other. They
meet the first Thursday of each
month at 5:30 p.m. at the church,
401 SW 41" Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34974 (entrance is the door
to the West in front of church).
Please contact Susie Pickering
at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist
Church at 863-763-2171 for more
information.
The Okeechobee News welcomes
news from area churches for this
column. Email okeenews@newszap.
com or call Pete Gawda at 863 763-
3134, extension 4225.


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City
Continued From Page 1
the commercial and I think this
would be a great development,"
stated Councilwoman Lydia Jean
Williams. She continued to ex-
plain that there would of course
have to be a traffic study com-
pleted.
Ultimately the rezoning was
approved as amended with a 4 to
1 vote, with Councilwoman Lydia
Jean Williams voting against the
motion due to her wish to allow
the change to heavy commercial.
In other business, Steve Dobbs
spoke on behalf of Brad Good-
bread about traffic concerns with
the development of the first addi-
tion to South Okeechobee, Block
46, which is across from Wal-
Mart.
According to Mr. Dobbs, due
to the time it has taken to get this
site configured, they have lost two
contracts for possible develop-
ments that would have been on
this property.
Issues with the traffic at this
point are concerning the possibil-
ity of requiring a turning lane. Mr.
Goodbread is offering the dona-
tion of land for the turn lane: The
Florida Department ofTranspor-
tation is not warranting a turning
lane at this time.
According to the City Adminis-
trator Brian Whitehall, the city has
attempted to help the developer
in getting a site plan that would


work for this development.
This request would potentially
require the city to pay for con-
struction of a turning lane at their
expense with the only cost being
incurred by the developer being
the donation of the land for the
lane. According to the developer,
their traffic study did not warrant
a turning lane for this develop-
ment, yet he still offered the land
for donation for the turning lane
in order to move forward and get
past this issue.
The city is also at the mercy of
FDOT on what improvements are
warranted at the intersection. The
issue of the fair share cost of the
construction is still up in the air
as well. According to City Planner
Brisson and his traffic consultant
they will bring the issue back with
a solution.
The consultant will work with
city staff to get this issue on the
next agenda after some sort of
agreement has been reached.


Slough
Continued From Page 1
(NW 144th Trail).
A trailhead on U.S. Highway
98.
Via boat anywhere along the
Kissimmee River/C-38 Canal, al-
though no boats are allowed onto
the property itself.
The district is committed to
increasing recreational access to
District lands, while continuing


Event
Continued From Page 1
an Olympic event since the 1900
Summer Olympics in Paris and
the equestrian events are the only
Olympic events in which men and
women compete directly against
each other.
The event is European in ori-
gin, however the United States is
considered a "world power"- in
the sport.
The event has been known to
bring a major boost to the econ-
omy at the event's previous loca-
tion. The First Coast Invitational
was held in Jacksonville last year
at the Jacksonville Equestrian
Complex where just a four-day
event generated $577,220 of di-
rect spending to the Jacksonville
area with an estimated $963,951


to manage them effectively to
meet environmental restoration,
water supply, water quality and
flood control missions. More than
271,000 acres of District lands
from Orange to Miami-Dade
counties are open for recreation.
For additional information
about this Public Use Area and
for recreational use rules'and per-
mits, please visit www.sfwmd.
gov/recreation or phone the SFW-
MD Okeechobee Service Center
at 863-462-5260 or 800-250-4200.


in total economic impact. These
numbers are expected to increase
with the expansion of the event
this year to encompass nine days,
rather than only four.
The event is expected to draw
equestrians with approximately
200 horses.
According to Pete Keogh,
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center director, "Okeechobee
was very carefully screened for
this event by a task force." He ex-
plained that they chose Okeecho-
bee over venues in Jacksonville,
Ocala and Kissimmee. The facili-
ties attributed to their decision to
hold the event in Okeechobee as
well as the centralized location.
The Agri-Civic Center has 125


.stalls to accommodate the major-
ity of the horses that will be there
for the event. Other equipment for
stalls will be brought by the event
organizers as needed.
Each week during the event
there will be a unique and differ-
ent competition paired with the
show jumping. The goal of the
Worldwide Horse Show Services
is to build the event into a national
attraction with world class eques-
trians from all arenas and make
these equestrian events available
to a very diverse audience.
This event is similar to other
equestrian events held in Welling-
ton and the winter circuit in Ocala
and will have a significant impact
on the local economy.


Last year the First Coast Invi-
tational had record entries in the
Saturday Grand Prix and Mini Prix
for an event of its size and ranked
seventh out of 34 events held at
the Jacksonville Equestrian Cen-
ter.
The Florida equine industry is
on of the largest in the U.S. with
almost 300,000 horses in Florid;
70 percent of them are used for
showing and recreation.
Locally Mr. Keogh is asking for
local hotels to contact him with in-
formation on possibly being host
hotels for the event. Other details
will be released at a later date.
For more information contact
Pete Keogh at 863-763-1666 or
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Riverside Bank shows neighbors they care


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Submitted photo
Kristy Crawford, VP and Commercial Lender, Sherri Enfinger,
Relationship Manager; a pleased Walgreens' customer; Ce-
cilia Elliott, Commercial Portfolio Manager; and Tabitha Trent,
VP and Riverside Office Manager.


Program brings
some financial
relief to locals
Because of Riverside Bank's
"Random Acts'of Caring" program,
quite a few Okeechobee residents
were surprised recently while fill-
ing their medical prescriptions
at two local retailers. The River-
side Random Acts of Caring team
included Tabitha Trent, VP and
Heartland Office Manager; Megan
McClellan, Agribusiness Relation-
ship Manager; Sherri Enfinger, Re-
lationship Manager; Cecilia Elliott,
Commercial Portfolio Manager;
and Kristy Crawford, VP and Com-


mercial Lender. They provided $10
gift cards to 20 patrons of Okeecho-
bee Discount Drugs and the local
Walgreens.
The Bank's Random Acts of
Caring program was created at
Riverside over a year ago. It en-
ables bank employees to go out
into their home town communities
and do something nice for some-
one. "Some people think there's a
catch," said Ms. Trent, "but there
isn't any catch. We simply want to
show people how much we care,
particularly in this challenging
economy, and hope they in turn
'will do something nice for some-
one else!"
The bank's donations through-
out the ten counties they serve have


provided items such as help with
medical prescriptions, free gas, free
ice cream cones and popsicles for
children, and free cups of coffee at


local donut shops. They are done
quietly -- recipients generally are
surprised to find out someone is
going to pay for their purchase.


Local pharmacy changes name


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Owners change
name of the
Medicine Shoppe to
5th Street Pharmacy

After 20 years of serving
Okeechobee County, the Medi-
cine Shoppe has changed its
name to 5th Street Pharmacy.
The business continues to be
owned by local pharmacists Blair
Kuhlewind and Tom Benbow.
"We continue to be dedicated to
fast and friendly service" reports
Mr. Kuhlewind. "We try our
best to give customers a pleas-
ant pharmacy experience" adds


Benbow.
To celebrate the new name,
the pharmacy held daily draw-
ings during the last two weeks of'
September.
5th Street Pharmacy is located
at 105 N.W. Fifth St, right behind
NAPA Auto Parts.
They accept most insurance
plans including Medicare, Medic-
aid, and Workman's Comp. The
owners and staff invite you to
discover what a pharmacy was
meant to be by dropping by or
calling 863-763-3222. A real per-
son -- not a machine -- will an-
swer the phone.


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Submitted photo
To celebrate the new name, 5th Street Pharmacy held daily
prize drawings the last two weeks of September. On Sept. 30,
Lynn Shain (center) won the grand prize, a 32" Flat Screen
T.V. Presenting the prize to her are Tom Benbow and Blair
Kuhlewind.


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Local Bank representative attends Leadership program


Teresa Chandler, Regional
Sales & Marketing Manager for
Seacoast National Bank recently
attended the American Cancer
Society's Volunteer Leadership
Kickoff.
Volunteer Leadership Kickoff,
or VLK as it is commonly referred
to, is an annual meeting present-
ed by the American Cancer Soci-
ety which brings together volun-
teers and donors from around the
State. Teresa Chandler was one of


eight volunteers selected from the
Treasure Coast Area, which cov-
ers Martin, St. Lucie, Okeecho-
bee, and Indian River counties, to
attend VLK.
Ms. Chandler received infor-
mation on the American Cancer
Society and their. priorities for
the 2008-2009 year, which she in-
tends to bring back to Okeecho-
bee and educate the community.
"This is an important year for the
American Cancer Society and it's


a priority to have representation
from the Okeechobee commu-
nity," said Ms. Chandler.
Ms. Chandler participated in
several breakout meetings de-
signed to help volunteers in their
community. She also participated
in the networking events meeting
volunteers from other parts of the
state. "Okeechobee is a unique
community and it's nice to meet
volunteers from other areas that
are faced with the same concerns


that we have and work together
to develop plans to help us all
achieve our goals."
The American Cancer Society
is dedicated to eliminating cancer
as a major health problem by sav-
ing lives, diminishing suffering,
and preventing cancer through
research, education, advocacy,
and service. For more information
anytime, call toll free 1-800-ACS-
2345 or visit www.cancer.org..


Chamber Chatter


Chamber welcomes
new businesses

By Candace Burke
Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
Chamber Membership is
growing! Please welcome B&B
Site Development Inc. The owner-
is Philip Baughman, who is a life-
long resident of Okeechobee and
has been in business for 27 years.
B & B clears land, build roads and
parking lots. They also dig reten-
tion ponds, haul fill, and do site
preparation.
Also, please welcome E.T.C.
Promotions (Extreme Truck Chal-
lenges). The owner is Mike Good-
son. They are an action packed
family oriented event featuring
world famous monster trucks.
They plan on having a Monster
Truck Event in November at the
Agri-Civic Center. Mr. Goodson
wants to be more involved with
our town and bring entertainment
to Okeechobee for the whole
family to enjoy. www.etcpromo-
tions.com
The Republican Party of
Okeechobee Executive Commit-
tee has joined the Chamber. The
Committee exists of 15 board
members. They are located at 414
South Parrot Ave. Suite C. Next to
Physicians Weight Loss Center.
They meet every third Monday at
7 p.m.
EGP, Inc. has joined the Cham-
ber. They have been in business
since 1967 and are located in Or-
.lando. They are involved with of-
fice equipment sales and service
(copiers/printers). Even though
they are located in Orlando, they
do a lot of business here in our
town, and they have a techni-
cian that lives here, so there is no
waiting period to get a problem
resolved.
Freedom Ranch has also
joined. They are located at 11655
Hwy. 441 S.E. Freedom Ranch
is a modern day, 138 acre ranch
with a faith based training center
for recovery ministry. They offer
tours, by reservation only, Mon-
day through Friday. Or join Free-
dom Ranch on Sunday for their
mid-morning outdoor church
service.


The Law office of Hoskins and
Tirco 'has joined the Chamber.
They are staffed here in Okeecho-
bee with local attorneys. Hoskins
and Turco is located at 212 S. Par-
rott Ave. They have attorneys on
hand for helping people file for
bankruptcy. Or personal injury
and auto accidents. They offer a
free consultation, and are willing
to make home appointments if
needed.
The Chamber of Commerce
would like to thank all of its new
and existing members. We are
growing with new businesses ev-
ery day. Thank you for making the
Chamber a part of your business.
I mentioned earlier this year, the
more we know about your busi-
ness, the better business will be
by us.sending referrals your way!
We are lucky to have such a tight
community as a whole. I would
like to share with you the compli-
ments that I received by our out
of town vendors at the Labor Day
Festival. They loved our town.
I got compliments for our ser-
vices that we provide, our mom
and pop restaurants, R.V. parks,
and motels. I was told that they
were treated like family, and how
generous everyone was. That our
retail businesses give people that
real "down home" feeling when
they enter their business. I must
say that I enjoyed every bit of it.
I was on cloud 9 throughout the
rainy weekend. So, I must say,
"Thank you" to you all. Without
the businesses, the Okeechobee
Area Chamber of Commerce
would not be here. Have a great
month!
October 2008 Calendar
Oct. 8, Chamber Luncheon
Golden Corral noon Devin Max-
well from the City Planning and
Zoning Board will be speaking
on upcoming plans for the City
of Okeechobee. Please join us for
this informative luncheon.
Oct. 10, Third Annual Boots
& Pearls Gala to benefit Hospice
of Okeechobee, at KOA, tickets
available and Eli's Western Wear
for more info. contact Frank Irby
at 863-357-1639.
Oct. 14, Substance Abuse
Coalition Gen. Meeting. First
United Methodist Church, 11:45


a.m. lunch provided public wel-
comed.
Oct. 16, Gun Safety Class,
Chamber of Commerce, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 23, Coffee Klatch, Soaps
& Scents, 118 S.E. Park St., 8 a.m.
Rise and Shine! Join us for this
morning social.
Oct. 31, Fourth Annual Hal-
loween Celebration. Agri-Civic
Center, 6-9 p.m. Costume Con-
test, games & activities, haunted
house, and treats.
Tickets Available: Win a
2008 Yamaha Golf Cart w/acces-
sories. Sponsored by: Okeecho-
bee Scottish Rite Club. Tickets are
$2 each.
Tickets for Extreme Truck
Challenge, Nov. 21 & 22, Agri-Civ-
ic Center. $ 15 adult, $ 5 for 12 and
under. Advanced Tickets Only.
Upcoming Events: Big Broth-
ers/Big Sisters Clay Shoot, Quail
Creek Plantation. Nov. 1. For more
info. call 863-824-2227.
Okeechobee Blood Roundup
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 14 & 15,
10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday, County Court
House Parking lot. Contact: Raye
Deusinger 863-610-2176. All do-
nations payable to: Okeechobee
Blood Roundup 501 C(3) forms
available. Contest to bring in the
greatest number of donors. First
prize $ 500 2nd prize $ 300 third
prize $ 200.
Gang free Florida Ride, Run &
Motorcycle Rally $5, Nov. 8 and 9,
Okee Tantie 9-6 p.m. Hosted by
the Sheriff Department. Contact
Michelle Bell or Det. Brad Stark at
863-763-3117.


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BIG LAKE HOSPICE has been a wonderful
choice for my mother and us. Mother is
able to continue living at home with the
care she needs. They have done more
than care for her, they have shown love
and compassion for our whole family.
Big Lake Hospice is not just about dying-
it is more about living and coping with a
terminal illness of someone you love.
-JuDeane Garrett
Daughter of Mary Helen




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Pregnant? Considering adop-
tion? A married couple, large
extended family, seeks to
adopt. Financially secure.
Expenses paid. Call KAREN
& KEVIN. (ask for mi-
chelle /adam) .
(800)790-5260. FL Bar#
0150789.

Autins 0151


CAT male, blue eyes, long
cream colored hair, orange
tabby markings, 14yrs old,
leather collar w/address,
"Sparks". Vic of Taylor
Creek Isles. (863)357-2504


BOSTON TERRIERS (2) m& f,
Spayed & neutered, w/indoor
& outdoor kennel, hse broke,
(863)357-3604 Ive msg
DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RE-
CEIVE $1000 GROCERY
COUPON UNITED BREAST
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Mammograms, Breast Can-
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Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted,
(888)468-5964.
FREE PUPPIES BIk lab/Gold
Ret puppies free to good
homes, leave message if no
answer. (863)697-6840
HORSE MANURE IN BAGS -
Free, you pick up
(239)564-5827
HOUND DOG 2yrs old, vacci-
nated, spayed, very sweet,
submissive, needs a new
home (863)763-5150
PROPANE FIREPLACE needs
work and stove pipe, great
for large sunroom or small
cabin (863)357-3355



BIG 2 FAMILY SALE
DARK HOMMOCK, Fri. & Sat.,
Oct. 10th & 11th, 8am-3pm
11400 NE 120th St.-See signs
Dirt Bike, Above Ground Pool
Steps, Books, Dishes, Pots,
Pans. Loads of Misc. Items.
Way to much to list.
MultiFamly
SALE
OKEECHOBEE- THUR., FRI. &
SAT. 10/9, 10TH & 11TH
9am-2pm
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE
Casey Lane, Buckhead Ridge
Furniture, HH, electronics
863-634-5236

YARD 4' E

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Fri. & Sat. 10/10 & 10/11,
9am-?, 2254 SE 27th St.
Huge Sale Lot's & Lot's
of Items too Numerous to List!


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w/HAZMAT& Tanker.
Medical Benefits,
Retirement, Vacation &
Bonus Programs.




PARK MODEL
HOME COORDINATOR
New 500+ site RV Village
needs experienced park
model Sales Coordinator.
Duties include working
with buyers,'ordering,
coordinating delivery &
set up, obtaining permits,
titling and closings. Other
duties include clerical,
answering phones and
assisting sales efforts.
Must be computer literate.
$2,000 per month salary.
Please email resume to:
sales(@silverpalmsrv.com
or fax to 863-467-5804
Position Available Hair Sty-
list with following. Booth
Rental $100 per week.
(863)634-3247



A PHAT JOB! NOW HIRING
18-24 SHARP ENTHUSIAS-
TIC MOTIVATED GUYS &
GIRLS FREE TO TRAVEL
USA REPRESENTING 150+
LEADING PUBLICATIONS. 2
WEEKS PAID TRAINING,
TRANSPORTATION PROVID-
ED. RETURN TRIP GUARAN-
TEED. CALL TINA OR JIM
(800)642-6147.
DRIVER COMPANY DRIVERS
CDL-A Earn up to 46cpm.
Students CDL welcome. Av-
erage 2,500 to 2,800
miles/week. No forced
Northeast. (877)740-6262.
Owner operators call
(877)853-3311. www.ptl-
inc.com.
Earn some extra cash.
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Picturesque Lambsburg, VA.
125 Acres Subdivided. 5+
Acre Tracts Mountain land.
Views, Farmhouse. Details:
www.rogersrealty.com
800)442-7906 or
336)789-2926. VA#2.


BOSTON TERRIER found vic
of behind Bill's Mini Mart on
70. Call (863)261-7253 to
identify
DOG Small, Black w/White
Chest & Paws. Possible Lab
Mix. Vic. of CaLoosa Es-
tates. (863)675-7766
FOUND 1 pony inMontura
and 3 horses found off Case
Rd. in LaBelle. If these could
be your animals, please con-
tact Inv. Aaron Angell with
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Ag Unit at 674-4060
or 983-1440.
FOUND: PUPPIES 2, in
Country Hills. Call
863-697-1087 to identify.


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







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mos recent OTR
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
SCruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND/HEATER Lennox 5
ton, mobile home pkg, 10
KW heat, 60K BTU, 13.0
Seer, $2900 (863)634-5759
MOBILE HOME A/ Unit -
2 1/2 ton, $275. Call
863-467-4253


DRYER Kenmore, A$55
(863)675-7105 1
DRYER White Gas Whirlpool
dryer like new. Pick up in Al-
va. $100. (760)702-2652
GAS RANGE like new, $100
(863)234-8203
MAYTAG, 22.1 cu ft, ice &
water disp. Frost free freezer,
Exc condition $200.
863-675-4822 LaBelle
REFRIGERATOR full size, like
new, asking $100
(863)234-8203
REFRIGERATOR good condi-
tion, asking $75
(863)697-0845
STOVE GE electric, white in
very good condition. $125.
(863)517-0244
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
Neptune stackable unit, 1 yr
old, used maybe 15 times.
$450 neg (863)675-6904
WASHER/DRYER Sears,
Kenmore, white, w/Whirlpool
dryer, both $165.
(863)675-0104.



Aluminum Shed- 8' x 12', you
move, First $1000 takes it
(863)467-0771 leave msg
SHEDS
12X24 with garage door
$3750.00 You Pick Up
or I Can Deliver!
863-228-1154


BICYCLE RACK Fits on the
trunk of a car, like new. $30
(863)946-3822
BIKE Men's, Roadmaster,
good shape, $50. Call
863-763-4220.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified



USED 100 AMP BREAKER
BOX- and meter base, exteri-
or, (863)610-1437


METAL ROOFING. Buy direct
from manufacturer. Over 20
colors in stock, several pro-
files to.choose from. Quick
turnaround. Delivery
available. (352)498-0778,
(888)393-0335. www.Gulf-
CoastSupply.com.


BABY ITEMS Crib, stroller,
infant car seat, bassinetts,
security gate & walker, $150
will sell sep. (863)673-5704
CRIB Complete, 3 in 1, $50.
Call 863-697-3605
LIONEL TRAIN W/TRACK -
ages 1 4, Asking $100
(863)763-6747


COAT camel color, size 8R
long, worn once, $40.
(863)763-0583


DISH COLLECTION Avon
Ruby Red Cape Cod collec-
tion. $250 .(863)674-0502
(LaBelle Area)



CELL PHONE Cingular Nokia
3120 w/Box, Booklet, Sim
Card, Car & Home Charger.
$50 (772)461-8822
COMPUTER Dell, Black, XP
Pro, Office, w/2,500 Ninten-
do Games installed. Tony
$125. (863)517-2782
LAPTOP Compaq Evo
2.4ghz, wireless, fast must
sell. $350. (239)247-4839


KILN, great condition
$150 863-517-1925 LaBelle
QUILTERS DREAM Every-
thing you need for quilting
call for .more information
$3500. (863)763-4493



BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $25
(863)763-7355.



FIREPLACE Brand new, with
heater insert $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6747 Iv msg


BED SET Kirg size, 4 post
with dresser, chest & night-
stand. Pd. $2700, asking
$800. 863-675-3939
BOOKCASE Pigeon Hole,
40x47, $25. (863)467-4611
BRAND NEW Beautiful Sleep-
er Sofa, Linen fabric Tan and
blue pin stripes. $500/or
best offer. (863)357-5773
BRAND NEW Beautiful Wing
Back Chairs (2)silk
tan/cream stripe SET $300.
(863)357-5773
CHINA CABINET Solid Oak,
$200. Call 863-675-3939
COFFEE TABLES (3) $40 for
all. (863)467-4674
COUCH Brand new, $300 or
best offer, cost $800 new
you pick up (239)867-4660
DESK cherry, with Rght hand
L & hutch, pd $1700, sell
for $500. 863-227-1742
DINING ROOM Set Natural
Rattan, table w/glass, 6
chairs, matching hutch,
$475. Call 863-634-5236
DINING ROOM Set(7pc.solid
oak) Table w/pedestal and
6 chairs. $300/or best offer.
(863)234-0067
DINING TABLE Italian marble
& glass. Cost $5,000 new,
asking $260. Call
863-763-4063
ELECTRIC LIFT Chair Blue
Fabric. No longer needed.
$75/or best offer.
(863)983-7041
FUTON oak, with black mat-
tress $100 (863)674-0502
(LaBelle area)
OCCASIONAL CHAIRS (3) -
one antique, $60 for all will
sell separately.
(863)467-4674
TWIN BEDS (2), hdbds and
all linens, $250
(863)467-9048


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.






WINE CABINET /Refrigerator -
Brand new, Cost $750 ask-
ing $350 (239)867-4660


GUN RACK Mounts to wall.
Locking drawer. Holds upto
4. Great Condition $25.
(863)634-6601
KING COBRA 38 special,
$350 (863)675-5719
RIFLE Remington, Game
Master 760, 30-06. Sell for
$350, possible trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 /
270 w/scope/sling & ammu-
nition. Must sell. Exc. cond.
$700 neg. (863)946-3731
TAURUS 605CH .357 revolver
Like new, stainless,ported.-
concealed hammer $300.
(772)260-5049
TAURUS PT24/7 9mm semi-
automatic Like new in box
hi-cap 17+1 mags stain-
less $300. (772)260-5049



AB LOUNGE Excellent condi-
tion. Used maybe 5 times.
$50 (863)357-6315
AB LOUNGER exerciser, like
new, $25. Call
863-763-6784
TOTAL GYM from Sports Au-
thority. Paid $250, exc.
shape, $100. Call
863-763-0141 after pm'



HOT WATER Heater, Rheem,
low profile, 20 gallons, new,
perfect for camping, $125.
Call 863-612-9233


DIGITAL CAMERA -
digital camera
$300/or best
(863)532-9825


I have a
for sell
offer.


PATIO BAR Grey Formica, 2
shelves, 3 doors w/4 white,
wicker, swivel high back
chairs. $225 (863)763-6640


RECLINER LIFT CHAIR like
new, burgundy color, $500.
(863)763-0669
SCOOTER -Handicapped, 2
seater, 4 wheel, $1200 or
best offer (863)467-6009


AB LOUNGE Ab Lounge in
excellent condition. Used
maybe 5 times. $50.
(863)357-6315
AIRBOAT, '03 laser, 260hp
Lycoming eng. 0540, new
prop, $10,000.
(863)528-1015
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers, *Criminal Jus-
-tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121, www.Cen-
turaOnline.com.


BIRD KNICK knacks large
collection, $25. Call
863-484-0239
CERAMIC PAINT Easy
Strokes, Cover Coats & Glaz-
es, incl. tray, pd $250, sell
for $25. (863)983-7863
DOCTOR'S SCALE, $50. Call
(863)763-4920 before 9 pm
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST
OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR.
NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS,
VACATIONS. CALL
(800)910-9941 TODAY! REF
# FL08. "
PLASTIC CULVERT 30 di-
ameter x 20ft long, you
haul, $525 cash
(863)634-2303
ROLLING SHED/TRAILER 6'
x 10', Metal roof., 7'walls.
Gd. for Garden Tractors. Can
Use. $800 (863)467-6472
SHOWER TUB UNIT like new,
$100. (863)612-6575
SLIDING GLASS DOORS -
36x78, with jamb & track,
$75. (863)467-4611
SMOKER GRILL on trailer.
Asking $1200 or best offer.
(863)763-2195
TRAILER 10 x 60 BHR Water
front property with front &
back porch, fl room & sun
room. Needs TLC
$3000/neg. (863)467-1524
Trailer steps- has 2 alumi-
num rails, $250
(863)467-0771 leave msg
Twin head/footboard w/ frame,
microwave cart, card table
& 4 chairs, wardrobe cabinet
$90 will sep (863)763-4920
WATERSOFTNER & SALT
TANK CULLIGAN W/NEW
HEAD $400/firm.
(863)634-7577



French Horn- used for 1 year,
in good condition, comes
with case, $500 or best offer
(863)634-6636 leave msg
HARMONY ARCHED TOP GUI-
TAR- $75 (863)467-6148
SNARE DRUM used, $125.
(863)763-0583.



TYPEWRITER like brand new
$25 (863)763-8790


BEAGLE female, 11 mos old,
very sweet, lovable,needs
room to run. $450 neg.
(863)261-7209
BIRD CAGE Black 18 x 18 x
21h (46h .w/stand) great
condition w/feeders $25.
(863)634-9861
BIRD CAGE blue/grey metal
32 x 22 x 36 (62h w/stand)
great cond. w/feeders $100.
(863)634-9861
CHIHUAHUA tan female, 3 Ibs,
5 months $240 days
(863)675-2541 LaBelle
CUR/CfTAHOULA MIX 1 yr
old, tan/white, female, 1 blue
eye, $50 or best offer
(863)610-1437
DOG BOX with double swing
door. Diamond plate top.
$400. (863) 467-7197
ENGLISH BULL dog Nice
dog paid 1,000 was in
house. But work to much
now no time for her. Been
fixed. $500/or best offer.
( 8 6 3 ) 6 3 4 8 7 0 8
(863)763-0564



AERATOR SYSTEM Salt wa-
ter system, $600. Call
863-612-6575
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HOT TUB 3 seat, $600.
(863)467-4611
SPA/HOT TUB Portable, 4
sweater, 110/220 volt, heat &
air, $350 (863)674-0467

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BIG DISH sat.rec-dsr922
comp system $1200/or best
offer. (772)807-0644
(772)878-8321


SEWING MACHINE Brothers,
never used much, $50
(863)763-8790'


DOG BOX Fancy, Fits Pick Up
& Some ATV's. $150
(863)381-0135
GOLF CART 2003, gas Club
Cart, $2,200. Call
863-674-0579
METAL GYM Locker 78in
high x 18in deep x 30in wide,
4 lockable cabinets $35/or
best offer. (863)983-7041


MICROPHONE STAND Heavy
duty microphone stand in ex-
cellent condition. $25/firm.
(863)357-6315
SONY 12" Subwoofers Two
Sony 12" subwoofers
w/1200w peak power.
$40/neg. (863)357-6315


SONY 65" TV- twin picture -
works perfect $800.
(863)983-8572
TELEVISION Color TV, JVC,
29.5" X 26", GREAT CONDI-
TION $100.(863)675-2235


CHAMPION GENERATOR -
550 watt output, 2 yrs old,
like new, $650
(863)467-6148
GENERATOR 6500 KW, 110
Volt & 220 Volt. Only used
twice. $500/neg Call
(863)763-4057
GENERATOR GENERALC"
5000 watt, runs,works good,
11 hp briggs $150.
(863)467-7415
GENERATOR Never used, 11
hp, 5650 watt. $385
(863)612-0992 LaBelle
GENERATOR, CRAFTSMAN -,
5600 watts, 8600 surge
watts, 220/110, 10HP OHV,
$375.863-610-1811


HALEX FOOTBALL Table -
Regular Adult size. Great
Condition. $50.
(863)634-6601


SEEKING TO PURCHASE:
Established Lawn Business
or Lawn Accounts near
Okeechobee. (863)634-5279


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We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins

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


Agriculture




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






*FORD TRACTOR ENGINE -
S2000 series, gas engine re-
Sbuilt, $500 (239)657-5271



CRACKER MARE very gentle,
needs finishing, 7 years,
13.5 hands $500.
(863)634-1436

HILASON TREELESS SADDLE
16"-18" roughout seat,
new, paid $400, Sell for
"$200: (772)263-1178

QUARTER HORSES 1 with
. foal, 1 with sweet demeanor,
$600/will separate. Call
863-674-1234




HOMELITE GAS WEED EATER
asking $50
(863)763-6576
GARDEN TRACTOR John
Deere, '04, 42", 18hp, $975.
(863)675-5741
LEAF BLOWER Weed Eater,
gas, $20 (863)763-6576
MOWER 7FT W/Deutz 5220
26 hp Diesel w/3pt photo
available $3000.
(863)357-5837
WEEDEATER $10. Call
863-763-4220


Rentals




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




Basswood 2BR/1BA, tile
throughout, no pets, $700
month, 1st & last
(863)763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
" BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
S$500. sec. (863)634-5780
'Efficiency For Rent- Single
"' Occupancy. Utilities includ-
ed, $500 mo. Call for Details
(863)467-0461
Lg. 2BR- Close to town, A/C,
clean, $825 + sec.: wa-
ter/sewer included Call Vikki
561)255-4377 or Kelly
863)697-1339
Taylor Creek Condo-
2BR/1BA, furnished, boat
dockage, pool & water in-
cluded, completely remod-
eled, totally new kitchen &'
bath, $800 .month + 1
month security No pets, Call
(305)522-5024
VIKING/PRAIRIE Efficiency.
Very clean! $600/mo. In-
cludes utilities. No pets. Call
561-329-8205



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$12,600! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
"' Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
AFFORDABLE NEW HOUSES
Large yards, tiled floors.
Bring pets. 1st month FREE.
Call (561)723-2226
BLUE HERON- Beautiful 3/2/2
to rent. $1,200/mo.
1st/last/sec., refs. req.
Call John at 772-475-5240
BRAND NEW- Rent or Buy
3br/2ba, 1700 sq ft, laundry,
tiled, $1100/mo. rent.
$5,000 applied to purchase
of $149,900 after 1 year.
3429 NW 40th Dr., Bass-
wood. (561)718-2822
BUCKHEAD RIDGE 2nd floor


2br house, furn., all until,
W/D, beautiful front screen
porch w/hot tub. $1200
(863)634-5236
DIXIE RANCH 2BR/1BA CBS
Home. Furnished. All appli-
ances. Call (863)357-6700
between 9am-5pm.


*NEW*
2 bed/2 bath/2 car garage
All appliances included,
and many extras.
Great neighborhood;
A Must See!
$1,000.00/mth + sec.
(863)634-7722
OKECHOBEE 3BR/1BA Du-
plex, W/D hookup, central
a/c & heat. $690 mo. +
$500 sec. (863)763-4414
OKEE 2/1, 3405 NW 2nd St,
totally renovated, corner lot.
$600/mb + $600 dep. Op-
tion to buy (239)707-5155
Okeechobee 2/1 in town, Ig.
fenced in yard, small dog ok,
washer/dryer. Call
(561)445-8281
Rent/Option to Buy Okee-
chobee, adoreable,
3BR/2BA, garage, on water-
front, exc. ref's essential,
$750, 1st, last & sec. dep.
neg., no pets, 561-568-3613
SAVE YOUR GAS!!
WE HAVE OVER 50 RENTALS
AVAILABLE
Landlords, tenants Welcome
OPEN WEEKENDS
Century 21 Horizon
Properties
(863)634-5352
Venice New 1 and 2 bed-
room homes from $900 per
month in active lifestyle,
community with waterfront
sites, resort amenities, on-
site activities and events.
(866)823-9860.


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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080








4 bd/2ba CBS, tile
floors, architectural
shingles, dbl. garage,
appliances
s215.000 ncud"ng lot
Ready now
FIXED RATE
Financing Available










WILL BUILD HACIENDA
MODEL 4BD/2BA
154,500 ,.,uing lot





Call
863-357-3313

NealLong

Coensljction C
CBC125170 CMC1249343 CFC058088
Okeechobee
www.NealLongConstruction.com
Absolutely Beautiful 2BR/1BA
home on V2 acre lot, Ig. ma-
ture oak trees, completely
renovated inside, Ig. shed
on property, in city limits,
$124,000. (863)634-5586



***FREE Foreclosure List-
ings*** Over 200,000 prop-
erties nationwide. LOW
Down Payment. Call NOW!
(800)817-5434.
Lakefront living at its finest.
Homesites available nestled
in the mountains of NC along
150 miles of shoreline. 30%
discounts for limited time
(800)709-LAKE.
South Carolina low country
Hunting/Recreation Tracts
for sale. Close to 1-95 in
Bamberg CO. Peaceful/se-
cludednd loaded with deer,
turkey, hogs and timber val-
ue too.
42ac-85ac-120ac-235ac-50
Oac-730ac- all on the Little
Salkahatchie river. Roads,
game plots, stands new
Ready to hunt. Priced below
market!! Call Now
(803)826-6033 (Brokers
Protected).


STEAL MY MARSHFRONT
Owner sacrifice!!! Drop dead
gorgeous Marshfront. My
neighbor paid $389,900. I'll
sell mine for less than the
bank repo's. My six figure
loss is your gain. $229,900.
Call: (888)306-4734.


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Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035




BASS BOAT 17ft, Ranger,
85hp MerC, motor guide,
depth finders, looks & runs
great $1700 (561)573-3499
BASS BOAT Select 16ft
w / trailer / 9 0 hp
Merc/Troll.Motor/depth find-
er $1000. (863)634-6601
IRWIN 37' center cockpit Sail-
boat, needs work, but a steal
at $5,000. Call
239-823-2587


TRACKER 2005 14ft jon boat
401b thrust Minn Kota
$650/or best offer
(863)801-4307


TENNESSEE LAND RUSH!
1+acre to 2acre homesites,
wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tenn River & Nick-
a-Jack view tracts now
available! Retirement guide
rates this area #2 is' U.S.
places to retire. Low cost of
living, no impact fee.
330)699-2741 or
866 550-5263, Ask About
Mini Vacation!
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS 2
acres on mountain top near
New River State Park, great
fishing, view, private.
$29,500 must sell, call own-
er (866)789-8535.


Mobile Homes




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





FIBERGLASS steps, 5 steps Ig
landing 40" tall, 38" wide.
Boca style railing 2 for $400.
(863)675-0334 LaBelle




Doublewide 3BR/1BA, cen-
tral a/c & heat, 1st, last &'
sec., $650 mo., in town, no
pets. (863)763-6232
MONTHLY $599
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee's Nicest.
1 Bedroom & 2 Bedroom
furnished & unfurnished
(772)215-0010
K B'S FISH CAMP
NICE 2 BR, 2 BA MOBILE
HOME, All apple. W&D. Com-
pletely furnished. $650 mo.
+ secC. dep. (812)989-3022
Okeechobee
3BR/1.5BA, screened
patio,carport, wood floors,
dbl. lot, town water/sewer,
$800 mo., no deposit
(954)610-5345
OKEECHOBEE: Nice, 2br/1ba,
$500/mo + 1st, Last & Sec.
Dep. In town. No pets. Call
(863)763-6232
OKEECHOBEE: Nice,
3br/1.5ba, $550/mo + 1st,
Last & Sec. Dep. In town. No
pets. Call (863)763-6232
OUSLEY ESTATES-
3BR, 2/BA, 925 SW 39th
Lane. Call 863-610-1092 or
863-763-2098
RIVER RUN-2br/2ba furnished,
carport & laundry room,
large florida room, includes
water & elec. $800 month
(863)357-4164 til 5pm &
leave message or
(863)610-9465 after 5pm
and weekends
TREASURE ISLAND, 2br, 2ba
Lake access, quiet area. No
pets. $650/mo., 1st, last &
sec. dep.(561)743-4331




ADULT PARK in Okeechobee.
8'x24' w/10'x20' attached
family rm. 8'x8'6"Shed w/
W&D. $4000 863-381-7835
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DISTRESS SALE 4br/2ba fac-
tory repo. Home is new, nev-
er lived in. $52,900 incl
setup, a/c and skirting. Cash
or finance (863)673-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
DISTRESS SALE, all models in
stock sold at dealer cost.
Going out of business,
everything must go. Call
(863) 673-4325 for quotes.
financing available
FACTORY REPO large 3/2
Scotbilt home $79,900 reg
price, being sold for $59,900
includes setup, a/c, skirting
Call (863) 675-4325 or
(863) 675-8888
FOR THE lowest prices in
south Florida on 3 and 4
bedroom mobile homes. All
reasonable offers accepted
Call (863) 675-8888
GREAT SHAPE!
2002- 2/2, Moore
Haven or Okeechobee
$25,000 Set Up & A/C
(863)983-8106
-NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE-
$42,900 Set Up, A/C
& Skirting. EZ Financing.
(863)983-8106
NEW 3br/2ba 2009 double-
wide $42,900 includes set-
up, a/c and skirting. Easy
financing, low monthly pay-
ments (863)675-8888
Park Model w/Fla. room,
carport &'shed, on rental lot
in adult park, $30,000.
(863)484-0239/763-4920


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015


New tires/battery, ex. cond.
$3850 neg (863)357-0224




HONDA RANCHER FOREMAN
4 WHEELER '04 4x4,
green, $2500.
(863)528-1015
JEEP WRANGLER, '95 4 whl.
dr., $4500 or best offer.
(863)675-6219


GOLF CART electric, 2 seat,
$1500. (863)467-4611

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CAMPER 12' pull-along, fully
contained, $2,500. Call
863-697-8731
COACHMAN CADET travel
trailer, 21', $2,995. Call
863-805-2869



FIFTH WHEEL '92 Carriage,
triple axle, slide out, every-
thing works, nice shape,
$4950 (863)697-1493




POLARIS HYDRO Trailer -
New, pulls behind jet ski.Per-
fect for camping on islands.
$350. (863)673-5803




PONTOON TOP White, Alu-
minum, 90"x8', 4 struts.
$250 (561)445-0255
Mtryls 33

MOTORCYCLE TRAILER
homemade, diamond plated,
$2,000. (863)517-1508
Sky Team 90- great condition,
street legal, up to 80 mph,
$300 (863)801-6379
Okeechobee
SUZUKI GZ 250 2001 RED,
ONLY 12,000+ MILES.
GREAT ON GAS. NICE
SHAPE, RUNS GREAT. CALL
ANYTIME l0am-8pm.
$1300/neg. (863)697-3656
SUZUKI GZ250 '06 2300
miles, 80 mpg, exc cond.,
must see!, $2400
(423)667-5972 Okeechobee




CLUBCAR 1999 GAS POW-
ERED GOLFCART GOOD
WORKING CONDITION
$1600/neg. (863)634-7577
HONDA 450 R '04 needs a
starter $2000 or best offer
(863)673-5540
POCKET BIKE: 2 cycle gas
motor, disk brakes, runs
good. $250. (863)697-0845
SCOOTER 2004 Geely, 49.9
cc. Under 400 mls. Great
cond. $1300 new, Asking
$1000 neg. (863)467-4551
SUZUKI 80cc 4 wheeler, very
good condition, $1,200. Call
863-634-7021
SWAMP BUGGY, 1974 runs
great, with trailer,
3,000/neg. 954-336-9677


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




DODGE INTREPID 2000 '-
RUNS EXCELLENT,COLD
A/, NEEDS NOTHING
$2500. (863)673-4851
DODGE NEON, 1996 4 cyl.,
auto, p/s, delayed wipers,
cold air, 52K miles, $3,395.
Call 856-455-8824
Dodge Ram 1500SLT- 02', 4
door, burgundy, leather,
PW/PL, CD player, tint
$4995 (863)697-2724 Okee
FORD CROWN VICTORIA, '96
needs work, brand new
tires, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-3836
FORD ESCORT 1996 Two
Door, Five Speed, Blue,
everything works, great on
gas. $1300. (863)447-5410
FORD ESCORT, '98 black,
good cond., $1500.
(863)484-0239
Honda Accord Ex- 93', 5
speed, A/C, black, sun roof,
$2500 neg (863)697-9005
or (863)532-0189
LINC TOWN CAR SIGNATURE
SERIES '86 78K, excellent
condition, many extras,
$2800 neg (321)225-0324
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1993 -
Good condition. $500
(863)612-6435
MAZDA PROTEGE '01 clean,
runs good, 90K, $4000
(863)634-0758
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
2002 60 K mis. Good tires.
Cold air. Excellent condition.
$4975 (812)989-3022
Police Impounds for Sale! 95
'Honda Civic $400! 9 VW Jet-
ta $500!! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '96 4 cyl,
5 spd, new tires, runs great,
$1500. (863)634-3038
Saturn SL2 00'- 4 dr, cold air,
Auto, PS/PB, 101K miles,


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GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS' MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Landowners' Meeting of the Grove Community
District will be held at 2:00 p.m. on November 4, 2008, at Indian River State
College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Room B111, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972. The primary purpose of the Landowners' Meeting is to elect
two (2) Supervisors to the Board for the Grove Community District.
A copy of the Agenda for this meeting may be obtained by contacting the District
Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or 1-877-737-4922 five (5) days prior to the date
of the meeting. The meeting is open to the public and is conducted in accor-
Sdance with the provisions of Florida Law. The meeting may be continued as
found necessary to a time and place specified on the record.
If any person decides appeal any decision made with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this meeting, such person will need a record of the proceeding and
such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made
at his or her own expense and which record includes the testimony and evidence
on which the appeal is based.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at this meeting
should contact the District Manager at 561-630-4922 and/or 1-877-737-4922 at
least seven (7) days prior to the date of the particular meeting.
GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
295058 ON 10/8,15/08


FORD 600 WATER TRUCK '78
3500 gal Poly Tank, 360
as, 5 speed, single axle,
4750 (239)543-5887
GMC C70 1988, With dump
body and knuckle boom,
$2000 (863)763-1370



BIG BLOCK CHEVY 6.385 H
Beam Rods, new in box,
$200 (863)227-4400
ENGINE from Lincoln Mark
VII '92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles, you pull. Fits Mustang
too! $500 (863)675-7105
FORD 300 ENGINE 6 cyl, 4
speed, runs good, $400 or
best offer (239)657-5271
FORD AEROSTAR, 1984 For
parts, $500. Call
* 863-254-7292
FORD F600 '86 Chassis on-
ly, runs good, $1000
(863)763-1370
RIMS Chevy Silverado, Brand
New, slotted grey steel,
16"-8 lug center caps, lug
nuts, $150 (561)573-3499
SMALL BLOCK CHEVY- Eagle
6" rods, new in box $200
(863)227-4400
VOLVO 740, 1984 For parts,
$750. Call 863-254-7292



DODGE DAKOTA, '87 runs,
has bad transmission, $100.
(863)763-6305
DODGE PICKUP '82 needs
head gasket, $400.
(863)763-6305
FORD F-250 CAMPER SPE-
CIAL 1975 Excellent work
truck. Extended cab. 460
engine, does not smoke
runs great. Auto. $1500.
( 8 6 3) 9 46 1 4 1 5
(239)961-3205 '
FORD 150 Ext. Cab 1999 -
Runs perfect. $3995
(863)634-0512
FORD F250 '80 Mud truck,
351 M motor, needs tires.
$1000 or best offer
(863)673-4505
GMC JIMMY 350 1985 Full
Size, 4" Lift, 35" Boggers,
4x4. $2300 or best offer.
(863)634-8378



HONDA PASSPORT 1989 -
Snrf, V-6, 4-wd, a/c,Au-
to.,runs good $1200/or best
offer. (863)467-8184
ISUZU RODEO '92 4x4, $900
or best offer (863)801-6497



INTERNATIONAL '96
787,574 miles, M-11 motor
330, good cond. $11, 000
neg (863)675-5719



CAR DOLLY Reconditioned,
New rims & tires. New fen-
ders, new lights & straps.
$675 neg. (863)697-9704
DUMP TRAILER dbl axle,
6'3" wide 10ft long, $1500
cash (863)634-2303
.ENCLOSED UTILITY Trailer
7x14, Tandem Axle, Good
Cond., Double & Side Doors.
$2500/firm. (863)697-0294
FLAT BED TRAILER '74, In-
ternational, $2700
(863)675-5719
FLATBED TRAILER 18'
Gooseneck, 2 axle (one
new), new brakes. Lights.
$2600 neg. (863)697-9704
TRAILER TIRES & RIMS (4)
Size 530-12. $40
(863)946-3822
UTILITY TRAILER 5'x13',
folddown ramp, dual axel,
will trade for boat $695.
(863)467-7415
UTIL./STOCK TRAILER partly
enclosed, good cond. dual
axle new tires $800/neg.
(863)484-0833

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CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforcement Board
Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m City Hall, 55 SE 3rd
Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee Florida The public is invited and encouraged to at-
tend. For a copy of the agenda contact Sue Christopher at the City Fire Depart-
ment 763-4423.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the Code Enforcement Board with respect to any mater consid-
ered at this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. Media is for the sole purpose of back-up lor of-
ficial records of the Fire Department.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Sue Christopher no later than two (2) working
days pror to the proceeding at 863-763-4423, it you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-955-0770 (voice) or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY).
By Jamie Gamiotea, Code Board Chairperson
Sue Christopher, Board Secretary
294547ON 10/8/08







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2008-CA-266
PATRICIA KRAMER
Plaintiff
vs.
WILLIAM S. GARRISON and GLORIA
GARRISON, INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT
AND RIDING CLUB, INC. and any un-
known tenants In possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 18, 2008, and entered in
Cast No. 2008-CA-266, of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, Fiorida,
wherein PATRICIA KRAMER, is the
Plaintiff and WILLIAM S. GARRISON,
GLORIA GARRISON, and INDIAN
HAMMOCK HUNT AND RIDING CLUB,
INC. AND ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, AT 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day
of November, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to wd:
Lot 133, Indian Hammock Hunt &
Riding Club, According to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 25 through 69, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel ID:
1-04-34-35-0010-00000-1330
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated the 1st day of October, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabiltiies Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
persons who because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administration
no later than seven days pdor to the
proceeding at 1-772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
293843 ON 10/1,8/08

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-CA-65
US BANK N.A. AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE
REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CSMC AS-
SET-BACKED TRUST 2007-NC1 OSI,
CSMC ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2007-NC1 OSI,
Plaintiff
vs.
LOVIS L. WILLIAMS; LYDIA JEAN WIL-
LIAMS; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM IN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2, IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY:
Defendant(s).
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May
20, 2008, and Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated August 20, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 08-CA-65, IN THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA. US'BANK
N.A. AS TRUSTEE, FOR THE REGIS-
TERED HOLDERS OF SCMC ASSET-
BACKED TRUST 2007-NC1 OSI, CSMC
ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NCI OSI, is
Plaintiff and LOVIS L. WILLIAMS: LYDIA
JEAN WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1 IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT-
PROPERTY are defendants I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
11:00 a.m., on the 22nd day of Oct.,
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 17, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE 1, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGES 50
AND 51, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In ac-
cordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istrator no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drve. Port t. Luce, Florida 34986,
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt ofthis notice IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770
Dated this 4th day of Sept, 2008
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firn, PA.
1239 E. Newport Center Drve
Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone (951) 571-2031
292643 ON 10/1,8/08


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ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 00007,
PAGE 0061, OF- THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NK/A 2442 SE 67TH WAY,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty 60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY AND and the seal of this
Court on Sept 24, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
293468 ON 10/8,15/08
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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,
Plaintiff
vs.
JORGE VALLADARES; SANDRA VALLA-
DARES; AND AN ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES 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 #2
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendant(s).
SECOND RE-NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 3, 2008, and Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated 9/9/2008 and en-
tered in Case No. 2007-CA-437, of the
Circuit court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit In and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida. AVELO MORTGAGE LLC, is
Plaintiff and JORGE VALLADARES; SAN-
DRA VALLADARES, are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of
Nov., 2008, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOTS 9,10,11 AND 12 OF BLOCK D,
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 with 'the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact Court Admin-
istrator no later than seven days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW County Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this notice. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 16th day of Sept., 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA.
1239 E. Newport Center Drive
Suite #110
Deerield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
292640 ON 10/8,15/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008CA307
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
A orida Corporation
Plaintiff
DERCIE ANDERSON AND
ANDREWANDERSON
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 9/17/2008, and entered in Case
No. 2008CA307 of the Circuit Court in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
where in LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., A
Florida Corporation is the Plaintiff, and
DERCIE ANDERSON AND ANDREW
ANDERSON are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jury Assembly Room of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 5th
day of November, 2008, the following
described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to witd
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 28
Section 11 and the East 1/2 of the East
1/2 of the South 1/2 of the North 1/2
of Tract 28 Section 11 Township 34
South Range 33 East Okeechobee
County Florida.


IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITION-
AL MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER
PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE
ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM THE
SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS
FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS. REMAINING AFTER THE SALE,
YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE
CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITIES
TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE'THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED
TO HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER
REPRESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT
HAVE TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO
ANYONE ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO
CLAIM ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU
ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH
THE CLERK OF THE COURT, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW THIRD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA, WITHIN TEN (10)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF
THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM
THE FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE
CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT
Dated at Okeechobee County, Florda this
24th day of September, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: /S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino & Morehead, PA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
293363 ON 10/8,15/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-404
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST,
Plaintiff
vs.
BARRY BIONDO, etl al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-404 of
the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Florida wherein DEUTS-
CHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST, is the
Plaintiff and BARRY BIONDO: SHER-
MAN WOOD RANCHES HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on
the 5th day of November, 2008, the
following descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 9 IN SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000470
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
REGIONAL A. HANCOCK
ANKA REGIONAL HANCOCK, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
REGIONAL A HANCOCK A/K/A REGIONAL
HANCOCK
Last known address: 3350 NW 168th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
LISA MARIE HANCOCK AK/A USA HAN-
COCK, A/K/A LISA MARIE LYLE
Last Known Address: 3350 NW 168th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REGIONAL A
HANCOCK AK/A REGIONAL HANCOCK
Last Known Address: 3350 NW 168th
Court, Okeechobee,FL 34972
Current Residence: Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LISA MARIE
HANCOCK AK/A LISA HANCOCK
A/K/A LISA'MARIE LYLE
Last Known Address: 3350 NW 168th
Court, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the follow-
ing described property:
SEE EXHIBIT A" TOGETHER WITH A
2004 MERT DW MH SERIAL #'S
FLHMBC3816X50129 AND
FLHMBC3816X50129B
EXHIBIT "A"
All those certain lots, pieces or parcels of
land, situate, lying and being in the
County of Okeechobee, State of Fori-
da, more partculady described as fol-
- lows:
part of the Southeast 1/4 of Secbon
0, Township 33 South, Range 35
East, more particularly described as
follows:
Commencing at the Southeast corner of
said Section 30, thence run North
degrees 50'490" West a distance of
19227 feet to t theNorly right of
way line of State Road S-68; thence
continue North 0 degrees 50'49" West
a distance of 1950.13 feet; thence run
South 89 degrees 09'11" West a dis-
tance of 329 feet to the point of begin-
ning; thence continue South 89
degrees 09'11" West a distance of 165
feet; thence run North 0 degrees
50'49" West a distance of 615 feet;
thence run North 89 degrees 09'11"
East a distance of 165 feet: thence run
South 0 degrees 50'49" East a dis-
tance of 615 feet to the point of begin-
ning; also known as the East 1/2 of
Lot 10 of an' unrecorded plat of Robert
B. Edwards Subdivision, according to
a survey prepared by Leon Willis, Reg-
istered Surveyor; together with a 2004
Mert Doublewide mobile home, width
and length: 31.00 x 76.00, Serial num-
bers: FLHMBC3816X50129A and
FLHMBC3816X50129B, le numbers:
90293666 and 90296325, which, by
intention of the parties and uon retire-
ment of the certificate of title as pro-
vided in Forida Statute 319.261 shall
constitute a part of the realty and shall
pass with it.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, f any, to t, on Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE, 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before thirty
(30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the Okeechobee News
and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans wdh
Disabilies Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
ton to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 24th day of Sept., 2008.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By: Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk
294134 ON 10/2,8/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA510
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE FOR IXIS 2006-HE2 BY:
SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
F/K/A/ MERITECH MORTGAGE SER-
VICES, INC. ATTORNEY-IN-FACT,
Plaintiff
vs.
JUAN MARIO URBINA A/KA JUAN UR-
BINA A/K/A JUAN N. URBINA; ZILA
URBINA A/K/A ZILA LERMA A/K/A
ZEILA URBINA A/RKA ZILA LERMAA
URBINA; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 3rd day of Sept. 2008 and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA510, of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and
for Okeechobee County, loida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMENRICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
BANKER'S TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR IXIS 2006-HE2 BY: SAXON
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. F/K/A
MERITECH MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.
ATORNEY-IN-FACT is the Plaintiff and
JUAN MARIO URBINA AK/A JUAN URBI-
NA AK/A JUAN N. URBINA; ZILA URBI-
NA AK/A ZILA LERMA AN/A ZEILA
URBINA AK/A ZILA LERMA URBINA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of Oct.,
2008, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 3 AND 4, BLOCK 16, WRIGHTS
FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORD RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
,PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disablllhes Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this'proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370
1-800-955-8771 (heanng impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 5th day of Sept. 2008
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By. /S/ Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120'
Fort Lauderdale, Ronda 33309
Telephone (954)453-0365
Facsimile: (954)771-6052
Toll Free..1-800-441-2438


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-419
NATIONAL CITY BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
JASON ANDERSON NK/A JASON MAT-
THEW ANDERSON; BELINDA ANDER-
SON; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN, A DIVISION OF NATIONAL
CITY BANK OF INDIANA; BASSWOOD
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
AN ADMINISTRATIVELY DISSOLVED
CORPORATION, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above-named
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JASON ANDERSON A/K/A
JASON MATTHEW ANDERSON
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
BELINDA ANDERSON
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
UNKNOWN TENANT I
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
UNKNOWN TENANT II
3420 NW 36TH AVENUE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors and other unknown per-
sons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under the above-
named Defendant(s), if decreased or
whose last known addresses are un-
known.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose Mortgage covenng
the following real and personal proper-
ty described as follows, to-wit'
Lot 28, Block 53, BASSWOOD, UNIT
NO. 5, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 51,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your wri-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Erin
Amate Zebell, Butler & Hosch, PA.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Odando; Rodrda 32812 and file the
original with the Clerk of the above-
styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judg-
ment may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 24th day of Sept., 2008.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities 'Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en (7) days prior to proceeding. 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
Florida 34986, 1-772-807-4370 within
two working-days of you receipt of this
NOTICE: IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771. IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
293308 ON 10/1,8/08

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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, October 8, 2008


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000269
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plainiff
vs.
EDIVAR F. FILHO; CARLA D. REIS A/KA
CARLA D. FILHO; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
Sa Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Sthe 3rd day of Sept. 2008 and entered in
Case No. 47-2008-CA-000269, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff
and EDIVAR F FILHO; CARLO D. REIS
A/K/A CARLA D. FILHO; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00
a.m. on the 29th day of OcL, 2008, the
following described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
PARCEL 32, BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, INCLUSIVE :, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA, Disabled
person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad-
ministration at 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
Dated this 4th day of Sept. 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By:/S/ Linda F. Young
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
290710 ON 10/8,15/08


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007CA407
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES ASET BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-FRE2,
Plaintiff
vs.
CURT LUNDBERG, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 2007CA407 of the
Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SE-
RIES 2006;FRE2, is the Plaintiff and
CURT LUNDBERG; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CURT LUNDBERG; CYN-
THIA S. BAKER; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the5th day ol
November, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment:
LOT 4, AND THE EAST 25 FEET OF
LOT 5, BLOCK 21, OKEECHOBEE CITY
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA. LYING AND BEING IN THE
NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 16, TOWNSHIP -37 SOUTH
RANGE 35 EAST.
AK/A 50512TH STREET NW,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 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 sixty (60 days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept. 24, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk oflthe Gircuit Court
By:/S/Linda F.Young
Deputy Clerk
293313 CN 10/8,15/08

When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's ime to
look for a helper in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-228
D&F RNANCIAL SERVICES, a Florida general partnership,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SIMONE PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corporation, and NYSOLA GRANT,
individually and as Personal Representative for the Estate of MELTON GRANT,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 3, 2008, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00 am on Wednesday,
October291 2008, the property described in Exhibit "A" attached hereto. Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property own-
er, as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
DATED this 15TH day of September, 2008.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a.true and correct copy of the foregoing was famished by
U.S. Mail this 15TH day of September, 2008, to:
Mark S. Reisinger, Esquire Nysola Grant '
Ralley & Harding, PA. 14432 Wellington Trc
20 North Eola Drive Wellington, orida 33414
Orlando, FL 32801
Simone Properties, Inc.
2564 SW 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By:/S/ LINDA F. YOUNG
Clerk of the Circuit Court
EXHIBIT "A"
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:-COMMENCINB AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S 89'50'17"W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
DISTANCE .OF 789.29 FEET; THENCE BEAR SO-0"9'43" E A DISTANCE OF
1980.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR S89*50'17"W PARAL-
LEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 14 A DIS-
TANCE OF 1503.14 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SR S-700A;
THENCE BEAR S1029'43" E ALONG THE EASTERLY RIGHT'OF WAY LINE OF SAID
S-700A A DISTANCE OF 670.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR N89"50'17" E A DISTANCE
OF 2647.64 FEET; THENCE BEAR N24*29'00" E A DISTANCE OF 726.15 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S89"50'17"W A DISTANCE OF 1567.62 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
THE WEST 330 FEET OF THE SOUTH 660 FEET OF THE EAST 660 FEET OF THE
NORTH 2640 FEET OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S89050'17" W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 789.29 FEET: THENCE BEAR SOO09'43"E A DISTANCE OF
1980.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N8950'17"E A DISTANCE OF 1917.16 FEET TO THE
CENTER IF A GULLY MORE OR LESS AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTHEASTERLY ALONG THE THREAD OF SAID GULLY TO A POINT THAT BEARS
N 10*33'31"E AND A DISTANCE OF 1348.40 FEET FROM THE AFORESAID POINT,
THENCE BEAR N89*38'13"E ALONG A LINE OF 660.00 FEET SOUTH OF AND PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 14 A
DISTANCE OF 614.41 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH
1980.00 FEET OF THE EAST 660.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 2640.00 FEET OF SAID
SECTION 14; THENCE BEAR S0123'43"W A DISTANCE OF 1980.00 FEET TO THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID EAST 660.00 FEET OF THE NORTH 2640.00
FEET OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE BEAR S89031'13"W A DISTANCE OF 703.00
FEET; THENCE N03'48'40" E A DISTANCE OF 657.49 FEET; THENCE S8950'17"W
A DISTANCE OF 154.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID
SECTION 14, BEAR S89'50'17"W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 789.29 FEET; THENCE BEAR S00'09'43"E A DISTANCE OF
1980.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR N89'50'17"E A DISTANCE OF 1591.16 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89"50'17"E A DISTANCE OF 479.98
FEET: THENCE BEAR S03'48'40"W A DISTANCE OF 657.49 FEET; THENCE BEAR
S89"31'13"W A DISTANCE OF 737.24 FEET; THENCE BEAR N24*29'00"E A DIS-
TANCE OF 726.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THE SOUTH 1980 FEET OF THE EAST 660 FEET OF THE NORTH 2640 FEET OF
SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS THE WEST 330 FEET OF THE SOUTH 660 FEET OF THE EAST 660
FEET OF THE NORTH 2640 FEET OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE
33 EAST
LOT 9,'SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF OF SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 3-B OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA.
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING A THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 14, BEAR N
01'23'52"E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 14 TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 232, PAGE 1567, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY A DISTANCE OF 2757.84 FEET; THENCE
BEAR S89'38'13"W, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THAT SAID PROPERTY
DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 232, PAGE 1567 AND O.R. BOOK 235, PAGE 1563,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY A DISTANCE OF 660.00 FEET TO
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 249,
PAGE 758, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY: THENCE BEAR
S8932'57W, ALONG THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
O.R. BOOK 249, PAGE 758, A DISTANCE OF 1429,61 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 235, PAGE 1563, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY; THENCE BEAR S8949'58"W, ALONG SAID
BOUNDARY OF SAID O.R. BOOK 235, PAGE 1563 TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF COUNTY ROAD #700-A, A DISTANCE OF 2647.56 FEET; THENCE BEAR
S1029'43"', ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD #700-A,
A DISTANCE OF 2175.40 FEET, THENCE BEAR N79*02'15"E, TO THAT EASEMENT
DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 188, PAGE 755, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, A DISTANCE OF 3013.34 FEET; THENCE BEAR N6318'17"E, ALONG THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID EASEMENT RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 188, PAGE 755, A
DISTANCE OF 52.53 FEET; THENCE BEAR S0849'43"E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID EASEMENT DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 188, PAGE 755 AND THE EXTENSION
THEREOF, TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14, A DISTANCE OF 1203.35
FEET; THENCE BEAR S8952'34"E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14,
A DISTANCE OF 1083.58 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
292929 ON 10/8,15/08


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Servrce storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on OCTOBER 24, 2008,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and stor-
ge charges. Year, make, model and
VIN are as follows.

1998 Ford Expedition
VIN#1FMRU17L8WLC27473
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
ght of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE, MADE!
Said automobiles will be sold in "As Is"
condition with no guarantee's.
295215 ON 10/8/08


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Fdday the 24th day of October 2008
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
nn. ind -tnnr q Year, Make, Model &

1989 WHITE HONDA CIVIC
2HGED6450KH554528
1996 WHITE HYUNDAI ELANTRA
KMHJF24M1TU227556
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in AS IS" with no
guarantees.
294440 ON 10/8/2008


PUBUC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular ses-
sion on Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at the Health Department Auditori-
um, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commis-
sioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilties Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate ir
this proceeding should contact Lynn Sham or Betsy Sheffield, no later than two (2)
working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Clif Belts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
295235 ON 10/8/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-176
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTH-
ERS-STRUCTURED ASSET SE-
CURITIES CORPORATION SASCO
2007- BNC1,
Plaintiff
vs.
RONALD GRUMBLING A/K/A RONALI?
D. GRUMBLING, elt al
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-176
of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Florida wherein U.S
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN BROTHERS-
STRUCTURED ASSET SECURITIES
CORPORATION SASCO 2007 BNC1,
is the Plaintiff and RONALD GRUM-
BLING AK/A RONALD 0. GRUM-
BLING; TENANT #1 N/K/A MATTHEW
GRUMBLING are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the 5th day of
November, 2008, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER (SE 1/4)
OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER
(SW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP
37 SOUTH. RANGE 35 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, AND BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST ONE
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE
QUARTER OF SECTION 22, THENCE
BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 06 MIN-
UTES 31 SECONDS WEST, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 40
SECONDS WEST, ALONG A LINE PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID
.'SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER'OF SECG
TION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 108.00
FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS
WEST, ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH
THE NORTHLINE OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.14 FEET TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST
9TH AVENUE; THENCE BEAR NORTH
00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES 14 SEC-
'ONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SE 9TH AVE-
NUE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 108.00
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER OF THE SOUTH-
WEST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION 22;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES
06 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 22, FOR A DISTANCE OF 162.13
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
NK/A1115 SE 9TH AVE.,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept. 24, 2008.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
293665 ON 10/8,15/08
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY, Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 2008 CA 98
GOPINATHAN G. NAIR A/K/A GOPINA-
THAN NAIR; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF GOPINATHAN G. NAIR NK/A GO-
PINATHAN NAIR; SHYAMALA G. ANIR;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENANT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
* TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE.
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Okeechobee County,
Florida, described as:
PARCEL 10, SUNCREEK RANCH, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A
13688 SE 56th Circle
Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobde County Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00 o'clock, A.M:, on
10/29/2008.
DATED THIS 19th day of Sept., 2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 19th day of Sept, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/LINDA F. YOUNG
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
deeding a special accommodallon to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prlor to the pro-
ceedlngs. If hearing Impared, please
call f800) 935-9771 (ID) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service,
293262 ON 10/8,15/08

NOTICE
There will be a meeting of the Tourist
Development Council (TDC) of Okee-
chobee County on Tuesday, October
14, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tourist
Development Council Office located at
500 N.W. 6th Street, Okeechobee,
Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any de-
cision made by the TODC with respect
to any matter considered at such
meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and that, for such purpose,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Kathy Scott, Tounsm Coordinator
Tounst Development Council
Okeechobee County
295287 ON 10/8/08


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff
VS. CASE NO. 2008 CA 332
AKHTAR H. GUDARO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AKHTAR H. GUDARO;
ALION KHAN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALION KHAN; MOHAM-
MAD H. MAMUN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MOHAMMAO H. MAMUN;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH. UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Hendry County, Floria,
described as:
LOT 8, FRA-MAR RANCHES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 2,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A .
5867 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, 2nd
Floor, Suite 257, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., on
10/29/2008.
DATED this 17th day of Sept., 2008.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court
on the 17th day of Sept., 2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
Ing a special accommodation to particl-
ate In this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sev-
en days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
Florida 34986, 1-772-807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt of this
NOTICE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-9771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
292365 ON 10/815/2008
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
SFLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-296
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS CUSTODIAN FOR
MORGAN STANLEY, MSAC 2007-HE5
BY SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES,
INC. AS THEIR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT,
Plaintiff
vs.
ARTHUR G. WILLIAMSON, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated September 17, 2008 and
entered in Case No. 2007-CA-296 of
the Circuit ,:,,,, ;,f ni,, riiETlFFiiTI
i u' i ,ll,. I. ul I .. u' II 1 I1I
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4.a,., nll m.uil.:1-l ASSO qi
iIii ;* rii'.ii'i-i|: i MORGAN
STANLEY MSAC 2007-HE5 BY SAX-
ON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. AS
THEIR ATTORNEY-IN-FACT, is the
Plaintiff and ARTHUR G. WILLIAM-
SON; NORMA L. WILLIAMSON; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2N0 FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on
the 5th day of November, 2008, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 44 OF MOUTH OF TAYLOR, A
SUBDIVISION OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 17, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3113 SOUTH EAST 33RD COURT,
OKEECHOBEE,.FL 34974-6810
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 sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on Sept. 24, 2008.
S Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
293352 ON 10/8,15/08

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
COMPLAINT
On September 4 and 18., 2008 in
Okeechobee, Florida the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office seized and hold
one Gold 2004 Chevy Tahoe, VIN #
1GNEC13V34J215714, Foida tag no.
0041YB andForty five thousand, three
hundred fifty five dollars and no cents
($45,355.00) in United States Curren-
cy. A Complaint has been filed in the
Circuit Court in Okeechobee County,
Florida.
Detective Kristin Gray
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(863)634-9231
293694 ON 10/1,8/2008


U,


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ Tow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 on
Friday the 31st day of October 2008
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1993 Green Pontlac Sunbird
1G2JB14H9R7545918
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
29292 ON 10/8/2008

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 22nd day of October, 2008,
at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Jury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida 34972, in the
City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, to-wit:
THE EASTERLY SIDE OF TRACT 4 IN BLOCK 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, TO-
GETHER WITH A 1991 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME ID #GAFLL75A11009WE, AS
FURTHER DESCRIBED BELOW AND ALL PARTS, ACCESSORIES, ACCESSIONS,
EQUIPMENT, FIXTURES, AND ADDITIONS THERETO OR REPLACEMENT THERE-
FORE NOW OWNED OR HEREAFTER ACQUIRED, WHEREVER LOCATED.
PARCEL I
ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, STATE OF FLORIDA, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS;
BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE EASTERLY SIDE OF TRACT 4 IN BLOCK 8, OKEE-
CHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION OF SECTION 16, AND A PORTION OF
SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, CONVEYED TO THE GRANTORS HEREIN BY OKEECHOBEE LITTLE
FARMS, INC., BY DEED DATED APRIL 21, 1958 AND RECORDED IN CIRCUIT
COURT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ON AUGUST 21, 1958 NUMBERED 045516,
SAID POINT BEING 370+OR- FEET NORTH OF SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
TRACT 4; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG LANDS NOW OR FOR-
MERLY OF EINO AND ALENA KANNELIN, A DISTANCE OF 78 FEET TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF LANDS OF KANNELIN AND THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY
OF A 49 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ON A
LINE PARALLEL TO THE EASTERLY SIDE OF SAID TRACT 4, A DISTANCE OF 119
FEET; THENCE IN AN EASTERLY DIRECTION ON A LINE PARALLEL TO SAID KAN-
NELIN'S NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 78 FEET TO THE EASTERLY SIDE OF
SAID TRACT 4, THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID EASTERLY
BOUNDARY LINE, 119 FEET TO THE POINT OR PLACE OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT TO USE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS FOR INGRESS
AND EGRESS BY VEHICLES AND ON FOOT AND FOR UTITILTIES ON AND OVER A
49 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY RUNNING WESTERLY FROM THE SOUTHERLY 49
FEET OF SAID PARCEL BEING CONVEYED TO 1ST AVENUE WEST, THE SOUTH-
ERLY SIDE OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING ON LINE PARALLEL TO AND AP-
PROXIMATELY 373 + OR FEET NORTHERLY FROM 1ST STREET NORTH,
GRANTEES TO PAY THEIR PRO-RATA SHARE OF THE UPKEEP OF SAID RIGHT OF
WAY.
AND
PARCEL II
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, OKEE-
CHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND BEAR SOUTH ALONG THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 1ST AVENUE
WEST A DISTANCE OF 210 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF A 49 FOOT
WIDE RIGHT OF WAY, AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 259, PAGE
1836, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE CONTIN-
UE SOUTH, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY OF 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DISTANCE OF
24 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE BEAR EAST, PARALLEL TO THE
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, A DISTANCE OF 205
FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH, PARALLEL TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
SAID 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET; THENCE BEAR WEST, PAR-
ALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT 4 OF BLOCK 8, A DIS-
TANCE OF 205FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF 1ST AVENUE WEST;
THENCE BEAR NORTH, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 1ST AVENUE WEST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 25 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND
PARCEL III
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LOT 4, BLOCK 8, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 4, BEAR NORTH 01
DEGREES 34'9.7" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 370.00
FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK
245, PAGE 1760, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41'42.2" WEST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R BOOK 245,
PAGE 1760 TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF A 49 FOOT RIGHT
OF WAY, A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET, THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREE
34'29.7" WEST ALONG THE SAID EAST LINE OFA 49 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY, A
DISTANCE OF 25.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 41'42.2" EAST
PARALLEL WITH THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF THAT LAND DESCRIBED IN O.R.
BOOK 245, PAGE 1760, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID EAST LINE OF
LOT 4, A DISTANCE OF 78.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREE 34'29.7"
EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT.4, A DISTANCE OF 25.01 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN SINGLEWIDE MANUFACTURED HOME DE-
SCRIBED AS A 1991 WEST WITH VIN #GAFLL75A11009WE
pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style.of which is:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TASHA HAAS PANDEY and SURESH PANDEY as wife and husband,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is: 2008-CA-165
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUSFROM 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.
WIFNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25th day of September,
2008.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the

BY: Linda F.Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D. Cassels, Jr., Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Florda 34973
293771 ON 10/1,8/08

PROJECT NO. OCSBI08159 INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
TELEPHONE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT
FOR NORTH, SEMINOLE AND EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by Operations Department of THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA at 938 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 on October 28, 2008, 9:00 AM for North Elementary, 9:15 AM for Semi-
nole Elementary and 9:30 AM for Everglades Elementary for all materials and la-
bor necessary for below:
CAUTION: BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QUITE
OFTEN 00 NOT ARRIVE ON TIME!
Telephone System Replacement for
North Elementary Seminole Elementary Everglades Elementary
3000 NW 10th Terrace 2690 NW 42nd Avenue 3725 SE 8th Street
Okeechobee, EL 34972 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Okeechobee, FL 34974
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-.203
and
Ingenuity Engineers, Inc.
300 S. range Avenue, Suite 1210
Odando, FL 32801
407-398-6007
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in
connection with this project.
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the
successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee
County a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Florida Statute
.Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the
contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlined above will be
grounds for
rejection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed in an envelop; sealed, and addressed to the School Board of
Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed dn the outside
of the envelope and words Indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said pro-
ject.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 3:00 PM., pre-
vailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Opratiors,, 938 NW 34th
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972,
The following documents shall accompany the Owner/Contractor Agreement:
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bond shall be is-
sued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State of
Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+ -excellent and a financial rat-
ing of BBB+ or better In Florida satisfactory to the Owner, within ten (10) days af-
ter being awarded the contract, the premium .s of said bonds to be paid by the
Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instruc-
tions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), FRodda
Statutes.
Drug Free Woriplace Certification.
Trench. Safety Affidavit, if applicable.
Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Florida Statutes.
The Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed by Janu-
ary 2, 2009 and have the punch list items and site cleanup, totally completed
within 30 days thereafter Failure to do so will result in 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 completion; and a further sum of
$100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of actual fi-
nal completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accepted.
The School Boad of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive ahY infonnalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper. Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
292863 ON 9/24;10/1,8/08


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Okeechobee County has scheduled
a Public Hearing at its next regular session for Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 3:00
p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting chambers at the Health Depart-
ment located at 1728 NW th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will be adopting the following local
housing incentive strategies recommendations to be presented to the Board of
County Commissioners,
Impact Fees; Density Flexibility; Infrastructure Capacity; Accessory Residential Units;
Parking and Setback Requirements; Flexible Lot Configurations; Street Require-
ments; Inventory of county owned property Support of Development. A more de-
tailed list of recommendations may be obtained at the office of the Housing
Coordinator located at 456 Hwy98 North, Okeechobee, orioda 34972.
A person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housint Advisory Committee Facilitator
295225 ON 10/8/08


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County commission seeks FEMA funding


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County approved
a revision to their road priorities
with the Florida Department of
Transportation at a special meet-
ing Monday in order to accept
$300,000 in federal mone\ to re-
pair bridges damaged by Tropical
Storm Fay.
The Commission debated
moving State Road 70 East off the
top of their priority list because
they've been pushing that protect
for over a decade. However, com-
missioners were assured by staff
that changing the list wouldn't
hurt that project or delay it in any
way.
The county will have to come
up with the local match for the
Federal Emergency Management
grants. That match will be 12.5
percent. The county is expected
to apply with the government to
have that local match wait ed Al
most the county would be ex-
pected to-contribute $100,i)000
In addition to State Road 70
impacts, County Comrihssioner
Elvie Posey said he didn't %\ant
the change to impact funds des.
ignated for County Road 15A.
Chairman Cdif Betts said he would
rather see the county take money
out of their paving budget than
risk losing momentum on State
Road 70.
Assistant County Manager Jim
Threewits said the Department of
Transportation faces some malor
budget issues. He noted they wiUl
have to find $400 million Slate
wide in the next few weeks to
balance their budget. That ig-
ure includes about $50 million
.in this district. Mr. Threewits said
he doubted that $100,000 would d
make any difference in the SR 70
project. He told commissioners
that the state has made rnajor
changes to their plan to widen SR
70 inside Okeechobee CountN He

Holt gets


two life


sentences


and other staff members planned said he was concerned because spend money on due to their
to make a presentation on those the FDOT didn't provide a scope budget woes. Three bridges are
changes to- commissioners at a of services on the work they were to be repaired under the FEMA
future meeting. going to do. He said the county disaster funding. The work could
Commissioner Ray Domer had to be careful with what they get done quickly as contractors


hired by FEMA are working on
other projects in the area. In their
motion, suggested by County At-
torney John Cassels, the commis-
sion agreed to list the emergency


bridge repairs as their top priority.
However the old priority, State
Road 70, will remain their top
priority once the repairs are com-
pleted.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
- A .convicted child molester
continued to claim his innocence
as he was sentenced to tw\o life
sentences plus an additional .30
years for four sex crimes on Mon-
day. 43-year old John Kevin Holt
was convicted of charges that In-
cluded capital sexual battery on a
child under 12, lewd and lascivi-
ous assault and lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation on a child under
16. He was also labeled a sexual
predator.
Holt told the court that he had
always done what he felt w\as
right for his children. "I would
love the privilege to still be there
for my kids," he told the court
Holt contended that the victimm
in the case lied on the stand and
that he shouldn't have listened to
his attorney, a public defender,
who advised him.not to testify
"The alleged victim lied I'm
not a sexual predator or a child
molester and Inever will be I'm
a God fearing human being," he
added.
Prosecutor Donald Richardson
said Holt confessed to molesting
the child during an interview \itlh
investigators with the Sheriff's
Office. That recorded confession
was later suppressed by the court
Holt's mother also stood up for
her son and claimed he was just
in a bad situation that he needed
to get out of.
The victim presented a letter to
the court that Mr. Richardson read
out loud. In it she asked for the
maximum sentence allowed un-
der law. "He took away my child
hood and I lost a part of myself... I
have to live with the pain and be-
trayal, he should have to also."
Mr. Richardson said the case
was an appropriate one for the
death penalty if Florida law al-
lowed it. "The victim was very
believable and candid. She's an
extremely bright and intelligent
person. She just found herself in
horrific circumstances," he not-
ed.
Circuit Judge Lawrence Mir-
man said this case was very
disturbing. He noted the victim
would have difficulty dealing with
his abuse, "The level of what went
on is just beyond, heinous cases,
child abuse cases. The level of evil
here is just saddening. I want to
express to the victim that hope-
fully this whole process served
some purpose in helping her live
her life," he said.
Judge Mirman also spoke to
Holt about his claims of inno-
cence, "Hearing this evidence
leads me to believe that you are
just the definition of a psycho-
path, no feelings of remorse, or
empathy, it's like talking to a piece
of paper, just dead sound."


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Pop Warner squads play hard but have tough week


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Pop Warner squads had a
losing week for the first time
this season as the Lil' Brahmans
played in Jensen Beach, Palm
City and Hobe Sound.
The Mighty Mites lost 26-0 to
Jensen Beach. The Tiny Mites
lost 13-0 to Jensen Beach. The


Junior Pee Wee shut out The against some of the most talent-
.Hobe Sound Hurricanes 33-0. ed teams on their schedules.
The Junior Midget squad fell His Junior Pee Wee squad
12-8 in a defensive battle against shut out Hobe Sound for their
Palm City Teal. The Midget squad fifth win in six decisions. Lamar
defeated Jensen 13-12 when Williams had a rushing touch-
they successfully kicked an extra down. Chris Epps added a rush-
point. ing touchdown. Brandon Shock-
-Pop Warner President James ley rushed for a touchdown and


Shockley said all of the teams
played hard but also came up


and also returned a kickoff for a
touchdown. The entire defense
played well in the shutout.
The Junior Midget lost a close
battle due to a controversial call
for defensive pass interference
in the final minutes. The Midget
(4-2) had their lowest scoring
output of the season.


also ran for a touchdown. Luis The Midget squad improved
Leon caught a touchdown pass to (5-1) with their victory over


Jensen Beach. Quandrel Ridley
continued to play well on of-
fense. Other standouts included
K.C. Lawson, Mike Corwin, Ar-
mon Crowell, and Frankie De-
carlo.
This week the Pop Warner
programs will host games on Sat-
urday at the soccer fields across
from North Elementary School.


The Tiny Mites will play Port St.
Lucie at 9 a.m. The Mighty Mites
will take on Palm City Teal at 11
a.m. The Junior Pee Wee squares
off with Port St. Lucie Gold at 1
p.m. The Junior Midget will tan-
gle with Port St. Lucie Gold at 3
p.m. In the final game of the day,
The Midget -squad meets Fort
Pierce at 5 p.m.


Bulls lose home opener to Glades Glen


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The offensive woes continued
for the 'Chobee Bulls football
team on Saturday as they again
failed to score a touchdown in
a shutout loss to Glades Glen of
Belle Glade.
Glades Glen scored on two
long drives in the first half and
went on to win, 22-0, in the Bulls
home opener at the Okeechobee
County Soccer complex.
"We are improving. I think


with more practice we can com-
pete with these guys," Coach
Marvin Roberts noted afterward.
Offense is the most glaring
area in need of improvement..
The Bulls moved the ball a cou-
ple of times but couldn't get the
job done in the red zone. Datron
Smith continued to have a solid
season running the football and
he was the primary ball carrier.
Saturday.
"It was a tough game for us.
Datron got -most of the carries
and made some good plays for


us," Roberts noted. the week. They work with Federal
What has hurt the Bulls all Express who sponsors the youth
season is the lack of big plays. football league known as the Na-
They tried a half back pass after tional Football League Youth Foot-
they got two first downs on their ball League. They also sponsor
opening drive but were unable to the annual OrangeBowl game
connect. Those trick plays could of c e
be the Bulls best chance for offen- one otbals
sive success. games.
"We have a lot of work to do.
If we continue to work hard, I
think we can do some things on
offense," Roberts noted.
Representatives of the Orange
Bowl were on hand to honor the
'Chobee Bulls field as the park of


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Datron Smith runs for a first down during Saturday's game.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Datron Smith throws a long
pass during Saturday's Bulls
game.


O.G. & C.C. Weekly Golf Results


PI.G.S. League Golf
Weekly Results
Highland Ridge North Sept.
29: First place Ida Curtis. Second
place Clyde Price.. Last place -
Kenny Curran.
L+- Closest to the pin: Terry Mas-
taler, Kenny Curran, Frank Jones
(2)..

Sports Briefs

Benefit golf tourney
planned
Raulerson Hospital will spon-
sor the Third Annual United Way
"Greater Open Golf Tournament"
on Oct. 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Great priz-
es will be offered, a vehicle for a
"Hole in One," closest to the Line,
closest to the Pin on all par 3s, a
personally autographed Jack Nick-
laus 460 driver with head cover,
and much more. The "Scramble"
tournament starts with a shotgun
start at 8 a.m. Hole sponsorships
are still available 'and teams are
now forming. For more informa-
tion or to register for this United
Way Fund Raiser golf tournament,
please call Bill Casian at 863-824-
2702 or e-mail me at: William.ca-
sian@hcahealthcare.com

Skip Bryant Memorial
Tournament
The Skip Bryant Memorial Fund
in conjunction with the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office will
hold their 16th annual fundrais-
ing golf tournament on Saturday,
Oct. 25. Skip Bryant was the only
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Deputy to die in the line of duty.
He died in a plane crash in 1991
.luring a search and rescue mis-
sion on Lake Okeechobee. The
Memorial Fund helps the families
of law enforcement officers and
firefighters during times of need
and also provides scholarships.
Donations from local businesses
are sought for door prizes. For
more information, contact the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice at 763-3117.

Signups planned for
Upward Basketball
The First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee will be hosting up-
ward basketball and cheerleading
for grades first through sixth, boys
and girls. Registration is open.
The cost is $65 through Oct. 26
and $75 if signup occurs between
Oct. 27 and Nov. 4.
The deadline for registration
will be Nov. 4. To register, come
to the ROC or the church office.
For more information, please call
863-467-7625 or 863-763-2171.


Gold Tee League O.G. & C.C.
Oct. 1: First place George Earl
Goudy. Second place Dave Boko-
ras. Third place -'Russ Adams.
St. James Port St. Lucie Oct.
1: First place Clyde Price. Second
place Paul DeWitte. Last place -
Billy Crum.
Closest tot he pin: Kenny Cur-
ran, Billy Crum, Paul DeWitte,


Frank Jones (2).
O.G. & C.C. Oct. 3: First place
- Vinnie Malone. Second place


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