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SKEECHOBEE NEWS


Vol. 100 No. 36


Briefs

Lake Coalition
to meet Friday
The Coalition for Respon-
sible Management of Lake
Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries, and
Lake Worth Lagoon is sched-
uled to meet 10 a.m. Friday,
March 27 at the Okeechobee
County Health Department Au-
ditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
Representatives of South Flori-
da Water Management District
are expected to give presenta-
tions on the status of the U.S.
Sugar purchase, current Lake
Okeechobee conditions and
the water shortage.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


500 Plus tax


County to lay off 7 workers


Eight building
department jobs
to be eliminated

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It used to be that working for
the government was considered
a secure job position. That is
no longer true in Okeechobee
County.
At their meeting on Tuesday,
March 24. Okeechobee County


Commissioners, in a cost sav-
ing measure, voted to reduce the
size of the building department
from fourteen to six employees.
One of the positions to be elimi-
nated is currently vacant, so the
board's decision will affect seven
employees.
More layoffs may be coming
in other departments.
The action was not a com-
plete surprise to building depart
ment employees. They had been
involved in discussions with Mr.
Bonner for several months on


ways to operate more efficiently
in the light of reduced revenues.
The building department has
been hit hard by the building
slump. Revenues from building
permits and inspections is much
lower than anticipated.
A total of $916,000 was in
cluded in the budget for building
department revenues for theyear.
These revenues were to come
from building permits, licenses,
inspection fees, filing fees and
violations. Based on revenues
so far this year, total revenues


for the building department for
the budget year are estimated
to be $481,830, roughly half the
budget amount. Florida law re-
quires county governments to
operate on a balanced budget,
so commissioners felt they had
to cut expenses somewhere in
the building department.
Based on staff studies the
commission had two options -
reduce current staff or eliminate
the building department entirely
and contract building depart
ment services out to a private


provider. The current decrease
in revenues would justify cut-
ting staff from 14 to six full-time
employees. All 14 employees
would be eliminated if a private
contractor were used. The con-
tractor would receive 85 percent
of the fees collected for building
department services.
Morale is understandably
low in the building department.
While no names have been se-
lected to go with the positions
See County Page 8


Adoption orientation Okeechobee County: New commissioner


session planned
Are you considering adop-
tion? Please join the Children's
Home Society of Florida at our
monthly Adoption Orientation
session on Thursday, March
26, from 5:50 until 6:30 p.m.
at 415 Avenue A, Suite 100, Ft.
Pierce. Anyone interesting in
learning more about adoption
is invited to attend this fun, ca-
sual and free open house style
orientation. You will be provid-
ed an overview of adoption and
have the opportunity to ask all
questions related to adoption
and the Children's Home So-
ciety adoption process. Please
help us raise adoption aware-
ness in our community as we
try to find additional perma-
nent, loving homes for children
in foster care. To RSVP or for
more information, please con-
tact Children's Home Society's
Adoption Information hotline
at 772-489-5601, ext 277.

New book celebrates
natural resources
"Treasured Waters The In-
dian River Lagoon" Book Sign-
ing andArt Exhibit is March 27,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamson
Center at the IRSC Dixon Hen-
dry Campus at 2229 N.W Ninth
Ave., Okeechobee. Reception
with hours d'oeuvres, book sign-
ing and art exhibit. Tickets are
$25. Call the 866-792-4772, Ext.
4786.

Drought Index

Current: 699
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake Levels

12.35 feet
Last Year: 10.26 feet


On Tuesday, March 24 Retired Circuit Judge William Hendry, right, administered the
oath of office to Joey Hoover to fill the Okeechobee County Commission District 4 Seat
vacated by the death of Marvin Wherrell.


Joey Hoover takes office


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Joey Hoover was sworn in
as Okeechobee County's 71st
county commissioner in a cer-
emony on Tuesday morning,
March 24.
What was unusual about
the ceremony was that Mr.
Hoover was only the fifth per-
son person to fill an Okeecho-
bee County Commission seat
that was vacated by the death
of the incumbent.
Mr. Hoover was appointed
by Gov. Charlie Crist to fill the
vacant seat created by the
death of Marvin Wherrell. The
oath of office was administered
by Retired Circuit Judge Wil-
liam Hendry.
Mr. Hoover is a 1979 gradu-
ate of Okeechobee High School
and has a bachelor of science
in business administration
from the University of Central
Florida. He is the owner of Clas-
sic Asphalt Sealing and Striping,


sion. During that time the two
banks in Okeechobee closed.
The county had to do its bank-
ing outside the county. County
employees suffered pay cuts.
County road workers who had
been making $2 a day went
to $1.80. Okeechobee County
leased prisoners to Osceola
County. The commissioners
were also faced with helping
destitute persons. The county
paid from $2 to $10 a month
per family. Also, in 1929, ac-
cording to Judge Hendry, three
commissioners conducted
business without the rest of
the board and the governor re
moved them from office.
"Whether it is difficult times
or good times, your job is the
same," Judge Hendry told the
commissioners. "Your job is to
make an informed decision on
behalf of the pubic. In order to
do that you have to be a good
listener. Listen to what is not
said as well as what is said."


The judge said that while six
commissioners died in office,
One of them had been defeat-
ed for reelection and died be-
tween the election and the end
of his term. That seat remained
vacant about two months un-
til the newly elected commis-
sioner took office the following
January.
Judge Hendry noted that
since 1917, when the county
was formed, six commission-
ers died in office. The most
recent death in office was
Marvin Wherrell in December
of last year. The judge added
that since 1917, 70 people had
served as commissioner.
"Mr. Hoover, it is my plea-
sure to offer you the oath as the
seventy-first commissioner,"
the judge said before he admin-
istered the oath.
"If you work half as hard as
Marvin you will do all right,"
was the opinion of Commis
sion Chairman Clif Betts.
The event took nlace at thp


ored By: Classic Closets and Storage and The judge also urged the beginning of the regular com-
S Economic Development Asso- commissioners to rely on their mission meeting in a room
d ates. staff i filled with Mr. Hoover's family
As usual, the judge, a lo- "There may be disagree- d friends.
Pogey's Famiy Restaurant cal historian, gave a history ments," he said. "When you When asked earlier by the
1759 S. Parrott Ave. lesson. He compared current disagree, attempt to do so with-
763-7222 conditions to the Great Depres- out being disagreeable." See Hoover Page 8
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given in feet above sea level

Index Poker Run to benefit Red Cross


Classifieds......................... 9-11
Community Events ....... ...... 6
Crossword.. ..... ..... ...11
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4
Speak Out 4
Sports 12
Sudoku 11
W eather..... .......... ...... 3

See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Debbie Riddle, theAmerican
Red Cross Okeechobee Service
Center manager has been very
busy for American Red Cross
Month. There are many differ-
ent events going on for March,
Red Cross month including
their first Poker Run in which
they are joining the Glades
American Red Cross branch for
this exciting fundraiser.
Come ride for the Red Cross
and support the Okeechobee
Service Center of the American
Red Cross on Sunday, March
29. Riders begin registering at
11 a.m. at Okeechobee's J &
S Fish Camp, with the last bike
out at 12:30 p.m.
Along the scenic route, rid-


ers will make three stops at
local Okeechobee hot spots
before ending at the Semi-
nole Brighton Casino, which is
sponsoring the event. At each
stop, participants will receive
cards for their poker hands.
The last hand must be in by 4
p.m. for the Brighton Seminole
Casino finale (17735 Reserva-
tion Road). At the casino, each
participant will enjoy a $20 free
play.
There is an Okeechobee
Route and a Glades Route that
can be taken to benefit the
Okeechobee Service Center.
The cost for a poker hand is
$10 each or three for $25 and
there's no limit to how many
hands can be purchased. Ev-
eryone is welcome to join the
festivities at the Seminole Brigh-


ton Casino where there will be
entertainment, raffles, contests
and food for purchase.
At the finale, the best and
worst poker hands will be tal-
lied and the winning hands
will receive a $500 cash prize
for 1st place, $300 for 2nd and
$100 for worst. The event will
raise funds for the humanitar-
ian work of the Okeechobee
and Lakeside Communities'
Branches of the American Red
Cross, which both provide life-
saving services to the commu-
nity 365 days a year.
The local Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center will also be doing
their own celebration efforts
to spread the word about the
American Red Cross through
See Poker Page 8


Okeechobee



News will


change

Independent Newspapers,
publisher of the Okeechobee
News, plans to convert the size
of its six community newspa-
pers from the traditional broad-
sheet format to a new "com-
pact" format.
Readers will see the change
in format beginning with the
April 1 editions.
The biggest change, said
Tom Byrd, the company's vice
president of operations, will be
in the size of the page.
"The width of the page re-
mains relatively the same, but
the height of the page will be
reduced from 22 inches to 12
inches," said Mr. Byrd.
The new format is meant to
appeal to readers and advertis-
ers, in addition to being more


format

efficient and environmentally
responsible. "We're confident
readers will find the new mod-
ular format convenient to read
and much more attractive,"
said Mr. Byrd.
"Advertisers will immediate-
ly notice that their ads stand out
more and they will see greater
impact from their ads in this
new format," added Mr. Byrd.
The compact size also pro-
vides more opportunity for
more color throughout the
newspaper.
Each newspaper's commit
ment to local news remains the
same.
"We will continue to be the
No. 1 source for local news
See Format Page 8


Corrections


officer accused


of hitting wife


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An internal investigation is
currently under way into the
arrest of a corrections officer at
the Okeechobee County Jail.
Eric Scott Ferguson, 39,
N.E. 60th Court, was placed
on unpaid administrative leave
following his arrest Tuesday,
March 24, on a misdemeanor
charge of domestic battery. He
was booked into the county jail
then released on his own re-
cognizance.
Ferguson, a corrections of-
ficer for nearly 20 years, not
only faces termination from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) but if convicted


his state retire-




firearm.
E v e n Eric Scott
though the Ferguson
charge is a
misdemeanor, OCSO Detec-
tive Ted Van Deman said the
penalties are stricter for a law
enforcement officer.
"A law enforcement of-
ficer is expected to maintain
behavior on and off duty that
is commensurate with how

See Officer Page 8


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Rotarian Kristy Crawford (left) invited Debbie Riddle (right)
to speak to Rotary members about the American Red Cross
Okeechobee Service Center and how they help those in the
community in their time of need and the March American Red
Cross upcoming events.




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Shireman
Heather Bartoe and Mark
Shireman were joined in mar-
riage on March 7, 2009.
The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bartoe. The
groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Art Shireman.
The theme of the wedding
was double hearts and roses. The
bride wore a white satin gown
with a sheer overlay covered with
white sequins and roses. Her train
was made of satin, and was made
by her mother. She carried a bou-
quet of white roses.
The maid of honor was Haley
Bartoe, sister of the bride. She
wore a burgundy satin skirt with a
white satin top with a sheer over-
lay with pink sequined roses. She
carried a bouquet of burgundy tu
lips and white calla lilies.
Bridesmaids were Missy Bar-
toe, the brides sister-in-law,
Chanelle Parker, friend of the
bride, Junior Bridesmaid Chey-
enne Bartoe, niece of the bride.
They all wore long burgundy sat-
in gowns and carried bouquets of
white daisies, tulips and calla lil-


wore a white satin gown with a
sheer overlay with white sequin M osley
roses. She threw white and bur-
gundy rose petals. All bouquets Rachel A. Gearl
were made by Haley. rick Troy Mosley v
The bestman was Skip Ed- marriage during a
dings. Groomsmen were William Jan. 10, 2009 at the
Hill, Travis Bartoe, nephew of the in Okeechobee. Of
bride, Richard Bartoe, Jr., neph event was the Rev.
ew of the bride and Christopher The bride is th
Rodriguez, nephew of the bride. David and Laurie
The ring bearer was Chase Bar Clearwater. Parents
toe, nephew of the bride, are Bob and Ma
The four ushers were Ronald, Okeechobee.
Randall, Richard and Russel Bar Mary Gearheart
toe, brothers of the bride. bride as the maid
At the end of the ceremony nifer Szentmartoni,
the groom presented a rose to wack, Jennifer Ste
the brides mother, and the bride Bryner and Steph
presented a rose to the grooms served as bride;
mother to represent the joining of
the two families.
A reception followed at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
The bride is employed as a
Certified Nursing Assistant at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
The groom is a deputy with I
the Okeechobee County Sheriff
Office.
After a honeymoon in Or- .
lando, the couple is at home in J.L .
Okeechobee. ".'L I



Mr. & Mrs. Patric


heart and Pat-
vere united in
ceremonyy held
Church of God
ficiating at the
Larry Kilgore.
e daughter of
Gearheart of
of the groom
iry Young of
attended the
of honor. Jen-
Miranda Buf-
fanko, Britani
anie Costianes
smaids. Talia


man for the groom was Ryan
Reynolds. Steve Szentmartoni,
Mike Slayton, Dustin Shatzer,
Joseph Szentmartoni and Jason
Stanley served as groomsmen.
Elias Clarke was the ring bearer.
The bride is a 2002 graduate
of Champion High School and
received a bachelor's degree in
communication in 2006 from
Youngstown State University in
Ohio. She is employed at Ameri
can General Finance.
The groom graduated from
Okeechobee High School in
2002. He is employed at Stanley
Steemer.
Following a honeymoon cruise
in the Caribbean, the couple re-
sides in Palm Harbor.


k Troy Mosley


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Goodbread
Mr. and Mrs. John McCullers
of Okeechobee are proud to an
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Allison K. to Bradley G.
Goodbread of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of George A. Goodbread and
Joy A. Kidwell of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned for
May 9, 2009 at 4 p.m. at Good-







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uate of Okeechobee High School.
She is employed as a Real Estate
Salesperson in Vero Beach.
The groom is a 1982 graduate
of Okeechobee. He graduated
with a Bachelors in Agriculture
Economics and Masters of Agri-
culture from Texas A&M Univer-
sity. He is employed as an owner
of Goodbread Ranches.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Okeechobee and
Vero Beach.


Allson K. McCullers and Bradley G. Goodbread
Allison K. McCullers and Bradley G. Goodbread


Birth Announcement
iley N (Ret) John and Cheryl Gay of Lak-
Riley Nicole eridge, Va.
Great grandparents are May

Gay Dillon and Ruth Mayberry
Constance Shawn Burke and
Ty David Gay of St. Cloud are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter, Riley Nicole Gay.
She was born on Jan. 25, 2009
at Florida Hospital Celebration.
She weighed 8 lbs. 6 ounces and
was 20 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandmother is Con- Submitted photo
nie Burke of Okeechobee. Riley Nicole Gay
Paternal grandparents are Col

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Divas go green!
On March 17, the Foxy Divas Queen Mother Marie Walther and Vise Mother Marilyn Hadley
hosted a St. Patrick's Day party at the Brahma Bull. All ladies made, decorated and wore
a green hat. Each brought green candies to exchange. Four ladies won prizes for the pret-
tiest Mary Lou Raab, funniest Mary Skjordal, unusual Eve Olsen, and most original -
Lela West. Others attending were Joy Morley, Jo Jones, Winnie Hargis, Robin Hayes, Ruth
Kerley, Leanna Sohl, Jean Mindel, Kaye Touchette, Irene Smith, Dorothy Schwartz and Pat
Puglia. As usual, everyone had a good day.


The Okeechobee Community Choir
under the direction of Sandy Perry, will present the 11th Annual

Easter Cantata
Alpha & Omega, along with the Holy City, Ladies' & Mens'
Ensembles, an Easter Drama, Ave Maria, & Handel's
Hallelujah Chorus, where audience participation
if encouraged and more!
Presented at
The First United Methodist Church
200 NW 2nd Ave., Okeechobee

Friday, Saturday, Sunday,

April 3 April 4 April 5
7PM 7PM 3PM

The 50 Voices Comprising This Seasons' Choir Represent Singers from Sixteen local
Churches who began rehearsing in February. Selections will be accompanied on a
stirring 1945 Reuter Pipe Organ or Grand Piano.
Soloists: Albert Cauilan, Melisa Eddings, Calex Esperagoza,
Bob Hanson, Michael Hutchison. ToAnn Kane.


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SLove Offering Will Be Taken to Deler Expenses Questions? Call 634-7714


Mr & Mrs. Mark Shireman




Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3


Man accused of early morning thefts


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
arrested for his alleged connec-
tion with two early morning bur
glaries committed March 21.
Michael Delacruz, 19, N.W
10th Ave., was arrested Saturday
on felony charges of burglary to
a conveyance (three counts),
burglary to an occupied dwell-
ing with battery and grand theft
(three counts). He was also ar-
rested on misdemeanor charges
of theft, criminal mischief (two
counts), battery and possession
of marijuana under 20 grams.
Delacruz was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
total bond of $143,500.
Arrest reports from the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) indicate that a family
on N.W 12th Ave. was awakened


at4:48 a.m. Saturday when a man
was found in the home trying to
steal a home entertainment sys-
tem.

poral Randy
Thomas said
the burglar was
confronted by
the man of the
house. When
the man report-
edly started to
leave the double
wide mobile Michael
home with the Delacruz
entertainment
system the man grabbed him.
Cpl. Thomas said the burglar
then struck the man in the head
and left.
It was discovered a short time
later that two vehicles parked in
front of the home had also been
burglarized. A tire iron had ap


parently been used to break out
a window to a 2007 Ford pickup
and a sweatshirt, as well as a Pio-
neer navigation system, had been
taken, stated Cpl. Thomas.
While Cpl. Thomas worked the
break-in, Deputy Marcus Collier
reportedly found the navigation
system under a tree in the front
yard of the home. He also found a
computer tower, computer moni-
tor, computer keyboard, tire iron
and a coin purse. The computer
and accessories came from the
home, said the corporal.
By this time Cpl. Thomas had
given out the description of the
burlgary. Delacruz was later ap-
prehended in the 3400 block of
N.W 13th Ave. by Deputy Rob-
bie Lamb. When Delacruz was
taken into custody, Deputy Lamb
searched the burglary suspect
and found an IPod, an XM satel-
lite receiver and several compact


discs, stated the corporal's arrest
report.
The satellite receiver, said the
report, came from another bur-
glary that was being worked by
OCSO Deputy Sarah Green.
According to Deputy Green's
report, sometime during the early
morning hours on Saturday some
one had broken into the 1997
Ford Expedition. The deputy's re-
port stated that a radio, speakers,
compact discs and an XM satellite
receiver had been taken.
Deputy Green stated that an
other car on the property had
also been burglarized. She said a
number of compact discs as well
as a radio were taken.
The total value of the items
taken in these two vehicle bur
glaries was $750, stated Deputy
Green's report.


Local man charged in theft of car


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man was been booked into
the county jail after he was ar-
rested and charged with taking
his neighbor's car.
Daniel Scott Miller, 20, S.E.
23rd Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested early Monday on charges
of burglary to a structure and
grand theft auto. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail


under a bond of $10,000.
Miller was
arrested around
12:30 a.m.
March 23, after
his neighbor said
he went into the
victim's home,
got the keys to
the car and then
drove away, said Daniel Scott
Deputy Paul Miller
Jackson, of the


Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of
fice (OCSO).
The victim left to go to work
around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March
22, and the car was allegedly
taken sometime after that, stated
Deputy Jackson.
The deputy went on to state
that another neighbor saw Miller
go into the victim's home then,
along with two other men, drive
away in the car. The man report-
edly returned about 10 to 15 min-


utes later.
Deputy Jackson said he
checked the car and the motor
was still hot.
According to the deputy's re
port, the victim said the car had
not been driven since last week.
The OCSO deputy went on to
state that he fingerprinted the ve-
hicle and "... lifted two prints from
the car's rear view mirror."


Over 400 grams of suspected pot seized


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was ar
rested on a felony drug charge
after he was allegedly found to be
in possession of a large amount
of a substance suspected to be
marijuana.
Brandon Scott Bass, 20, N.E.
Fourth St., was arrested March 19
and charged with possession of
marijuana with intent to sell. He
was booked into the Okeecho


bee County Jail under a bond of
$10,000.
An arrest report by an
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
detective states that Bass had pur-
chased the suspected pot for $850
in West Palm Beach and"... would
make approximately $1,200 from
redistributing the (suspected)
marijuana to friends."
The detective's report stated
that a white Ford sports utility ve
hide was stopped Thursday night
because it had no tag light and the


window tinting
was too dark.
Another task
force detective
arrived at the
scene and used
his K-9 to per-
form a free air
sniff of the ve-
hide's exterior,
and the K 9 gave Brandon
a positive alert to Scott Bass


the exterior of the vehicle.
The detective's report states
that a large amount of a green
leafy substance was then found
inside a duffel bag. The substance
was field tested and indicated a
positive result for the presence of
marijuana.
According to the detective's
report, the suspected marijuana
weighed 476 grams.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was
arrested after a woman report-
edly caught him in her home and
found several pieces of jewelry
her bedroom.
Evi Serrano,
27 N.E. 64th
Ave., was ar
rested March 21,
on felony charg-
es of burglary
of an occupied
dwelling and
grand theft. He
was booked into Evi Serrano
the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of
$10,000.
An arrest report by Deputy
Joseph Hall, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
stated that the victim returned


home around 7:30 p.m. Saturday
and found a man standing in her
living room. The report states that
she also saw some black cords
hanging from his pockets. When
she pulled on the cords, two vid-
eo game remote controls fell out,
as well as the power wires to the
game.
After the man left the home
she noticed that some of her jew
elry was missing.
Deputy Hall stated in his report
that he later found Serrano at a
residence and, when he searched
the man, he found earrings, neck-
laces and bracelets.
The deputy's report goes on to
state that the woman was sum-
moned to the residence where
she not only identified Serrano as
the man she found in her house,
but the jewelry as well.
According to Deputy Hall's
report, the jewelry was valued at
$735.


Marriage Penalty


Tax may be repealed

TALLAHASSEE Legislation ate Bill 1140 was filed by Senator
to eliminate a marriage tax penal- Thad Altman and is awaiting a
izing Florida homeowners who
marry passes its final council, the hearing in the Senate.
Finance and Tax Council. House
bill 237 now goes to the Chamber
Floor to be voted on by the entire
Florida House of Representatives.
This bill is aimed at saving taxpay-
ers an estimated $2.6 million next
year.
House Bill 237 by Represen
tative Matt Hudson (RNaples) As youth on the Treasure
would end the double taxation for their future, they are
on the transfer of deed. daunting journey of find
"Taxes had already been paid path to ensure futu
at the time of purchase of the workplace. Workf
home. Currently the collection
of this tax is only done when the connects with are
owner has a mortgage," said Rep-
resentative Hudson.
Conversely when a dissolution
of marriage happens and a deed
transfer is needed to remove a
spouse, no taxes are paid.
"This bill ends the practice of
double taxation and no longer
will divorce be supported over
marriage" stated Representative
Hudson.
On a new home worth
$300,000 and with a $240,000
mortgage, the tax savings would
be $840.
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When he was placed under
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gerprinted, and that his prints
matched those of Luis Morales
Aguilar and that his date of birth
was actually Sept. 21,1983.


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Lake level
GOD'S WORK: If man hadn't interfered with God's work the lake
would be in a lot better shape than it is now. The "revamping" of
the Kissimmee River years ago and now trying to undo their mistake
keeps everything in disarray.
WATER: The history of Florida is filled with stories of people who
did things that seemed like a good idea at the time. They dredged the
Kissimmee to reduce flooding, turning a winding river into a straight,
fast channel. They blasted and dredged and created a navigable wa-
terway from coast to coast and in the process destroyed ecosystems
on both coasts. They dug ditches in the Everglades to turn it into farm-
land, and then wondered why the dirt just dried up and blew away.
It can't be put back "the way it was" unless we are willing to evacu
ate all humans living south of Orlando, save for the few who live in
houses on very high ground or stilts.

Livestock show and county fair
MEMORIES: My children are all raised and did all the pigs, cows,
chickens, and rabbit thing. Are they better for it? They learned hard
work pays off, sleeping with your cow is great, and listening to roost-
ers at 4:30 is one of the most marvelous sounds God ever created. We
have slept in freezing cold trailers, semis, horse trailers, and bunked
on the hay in the barn. Dirty? Yes. Fun? More than you can imagine.
Food on the grill, coffee from a vendor, all tired and near death, but it
was a wonderful family time. To this day, we have wonderful memo-
ries of all our animal stories. I am so looking forward to raising a
grandchild with a rabbit to start then a cow.
FAIRS: The American Legion has put on a fair every year for more
than 40 years. They do a good job and should continue to put one on.
But it is the American Legion Free Fair, not the Okeechobee County
Fair. A County Fair is different. Most counties have them, they are held
in the late winter/early spring, and they are coordinated so they do
not conflict with the fairs of neighboring counties. We need both fairs.
Unfortunately, the American Legion fair is close in time to the County
Fair, which has a restricted scheduling window, and that makes it
seem unaffordable to go to both. The American Legion should con-
sider holding their fair earlier or later, but should continue to use it as
a major fundraiser for their organization. They do wonderful things
for the community and veterans.
DATES: It would not be feasible for the American Legion to change
their Free Fair Date. The man in charge of the Amusement Company is
a Legionnaire, and the American Legion Post 64 is the last show of his
Amusement Company's season. In fact the collection of rides, games
and food venders at the American Legion Free Fair is not a group that
has traveled together doing shows all season but rather a grouping
from several shows. The majority of the owner operator joints have
left when they reached the closest stop to their home base and will
catch up when the amusement company re-opens for the 2009-2010
season. Also with the change in the date for the Speckled Perch the
Amusement Company as paid a Vendor Fee and set up at the Festival
in the park as well as at the American Legion Grounds.
COUNTY FAIR: The county fair and livestock show is part of the
state fair system and dates cannot be moved around. Up north county
fairs are in the fall, which is harvest season. In Florida, our seasons
are different and the fairs are in February and March. The livestock
show animals are raised in a certain time frame in accordance with
the state rules. I think they should not charge to get into the county
fair, but sell tickets for the attractions such as the demolition derby
and the concerts. People would go just to look around and would
probably spend some money.
MONEY: People are saying they did not have money to go to both
fairs this year. I understand that. We didn't have money to go to either
one. We stayed home. We can't spend $20 per child on amusement
rides. That adds up pretty quick and money is tight. I wish the Legion
and the County Fair Board well. But times are tough right now for a
lot of people.
LOCATION: I think it is better to have the carnival rides at the Agri-
Civic Centerhan to have th em int the th middle of town.

Prescription pills
OVERDOSE: Over the weekend, I met a woman whose child had
overdosed on prescription drugs. She just couldn't understand where
he had gotten the drugs as there aren't any in her home. The prescrip
tion drug problem is real. Talk to your kids about pills. Explain how
dangerous it is to take any medication that is not prescribed for them.
Clean out your own medicine cabinet and keep track of what you
have on hand so you will know if something is missing. Talk to your
relatives and the parents of your child's friends. The wrong mix of pre-
scription drugs can be deadly and children are more at risk because
most prescription drugs are adult strength. A pill prescribed for a 180
pound adult could kill a small child. It is never too soon to talk to your
children about drugs.
PILLS: I am amazed at people who have no idea how it is to live
with pain that they can tell the whole world that chronic pain suffer
ers are just depressed drug addicts. As for doctors handing out pre-
scriptions like candy, it does not happen and prescriptions are costly.
Those who doctor shop for medication are drug addicts but not ev-
eryone. Some of "us" are just trying to make it in everyday life without
wincing when just trying to take the trash out, sweep the floor, etc.
Don't throw stones because you know one person who is trying to
conniv the system.

Make-A-Wish
GOOD NEWS: I think it is great that the Make A Wish group is go
ing to serve Okeechoe o County. This is a great program and it really
makes a difference in the life of a terminally ill child.

Woman avoids scam
GOOD THINKING: I want to commend Rosemary Pye, the
woman who avoided being caught by the 'check in the mail' scam
and went to the newspaper to warn others. People are desperate and
too easily being tricked out of what little money they have left. These
scam artists are getting bolder and trickier. They use e-mail, letters in
the mail and the telephone. These days you have to question every-
thing. And if it involves depositing something in your personal bank
account or giving someone your account numbers, then it is probably
a scam.

Stimulus package
MONEY: I tried to tell y'all about Obama and his stimulus pack
age. They're giving it to a bunch of crooks who are still stealing mon-
ey from innocent people.

In the news
GOOD MORNING: Good morning Okeechobee. Perhaps I missed
it, but I do read your paper pretty thoroughly. There was an article
in the Palm Beach Post on Feb. 25, saying that an inmate from the
Okeechobee County Jail escaped. And I am wondering, how many
times did I miss this in our local paper, that we have an escaped pris-
oner from the county jail? It seems there would be an all out alert
for such a thing. Editor's note: A front page story in the Okeechobee
News on Feb. 11, was headlined "County jail escapee sought." He has
been recaptured. See the Feb. 27, edition, page one story headlined,
"EscaDed Drisoner caDtured."


Letters to the Editor


Help appreciated
On behalf of myself, my family,
and my father Vincent Hesling, I
would like to thank the Fraternal
Order of Eagles Cypress Hut 4509
for their generous fund raiser due
to the loss of my home recently
to a fire.
We all hear of traumatic events
happening every day to other
people in other places. We think
in our minds "those poor people"
and then go on with our daily lives
not giving a second thought of the
occurrence we just commented
on until it happens to you. THEN
what a wake up call! The trauma
has hit home; a whole new, rude
awakening as your life is now in
an upheaval and the keepsakes
from your family and home are
gone.
At 53, the fire took my home,
but I have been blessed! I am
here with my life, and my family, I
still have my business Sweets and
Blooms, and we are all okay!
Through this experience I've
learned so much about the im-
portant things. I've been humbled
by my community and learned


how to receive. I've learned that
material attachments are just
that; material. The memories still
live on in my heart. I learned to
have more faith in my commu-
nity; people are wonderful! They
are generous, loving, caring, and
truly concerned. Given the times
we are in, I've never seen so many
hearts open. I now have more
faith in God and in my fellow
man, and I feel more secure than
I have before. I am fulfilled. God
has downsized for me, and made
me more respectful and aware of
the real people around me. All I
can say is, thank you Lord. Thank
you friends and neighbors. My
best way to describe how I feel is
"My heart is bustin."
Sincerely yours,
Gloria Vondereau

Kathryn Eva Montes
De Oca: Our Little Girl
Thank you again for your
thoughts and prayers during these
stressful times.
Kathryn Montes De Oca, now
a happy 8 months old, underwent


her second open heart surgery
last week and it was another suc-
cess. Kathryn's first surgery was
when she was only five days old.
I would like to all those who have
assisted and given us the strength
to endure these battles. We were
home and recovering just 5 days
after undergoing the procedure.
She is expected to make a full re-
covery and do the same activities
as a normal child.
We also would like to thank
Dr. Hannan, CICU nursing staff
and the support staff at Miami
Children Hospital for her suc
cessful surgery and her fantastic
recovery. Without their expertise
and warm care we feel that she
would not be with us today.
And as we prepared for her
next surgery in the upcoming
years, we both want to thank the
community for being that place
we want to raise our daughter.
I would like to note that Miami
Children Hospital is a not for
profit hospital and would appreci-
ate any assistance. They serve the
children throughout the South-
east United States and the Carib-


Sheriff's office warns: Beware of


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Local citizens are being
warned that just because there
is a car with a flashing light be-
hind them, it may not be a law
enforcement officer and they
should exercise caution.
In the interest of public safety,
the Okeechobee County Sher
iff's Office (OCSO) has released
information that a woman was
pulled over Thursday, March 19,
by a man pretending to be a law
enforcement officer.
A report by OCSO Deputy
Corporal Paul Ferrell indicates
that while a local woman was
driving on S.R. 70 W she saw a
black sports utility vehicle behind
her with clear strobe lights flash-
ing in the grill. Thinking it was
a law enforcement officer, she
pulled over.
The 19-year-old woman was
then approached by a 6-foot, to
6-foot-2-inch, black man who
walked up to the driver's side of
her car and began to look inside
her vehicle. The man, she said,
never identified himself.
According to the report, she
was baby sitting for a friend and
had a 3-year-old baby in the back


seat. She reportedly told Cpl. Fer
rell that when the man saw the
baby he became very nervous
and avoided eye contact.
He did, however, pull out an
old faded black wallet and told
her that he was a detective. But,
he never opened the wallet nor
did he show a badge or any sort
of identification. He also was not
wearing a gun.
The man, without making
eye contact, told the woman to
slow down and returned to his
vehicle.
This struck the woman as
odd, especially since she did not
have the baby in a child restraint
seat. Although the child was re
strained with a seat belt, she told
Cpl. Ferrell that a law enforce-
ment officer would have issued
her a citation for the violation.
The corporal's report said the
woman was going to work and
was taking the baby to its moth-
er, even though she did not have
a car seat for the child.
OCSO Detective Ted Van De-
man said the sheriff's office is
now trying to find the man, but
wants the public to know that
someone in the community is
impersonating an officer.


"If there's somebody out there
imitating a law enforcement of-
ficer we need to know about it,
and we need to stop them," he
said. "There are no clues as to
who this man is (in Thursday's
incident) but he is not a member
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office or the Okeechobee
City Police Department."
The detective said both the
sheriff's office and the Okeecho-
bee City Police Department
(OCPD) use unmarked cars and
these officers have the right to
pull a motorist over for a viola-
tion of the law. But, he said, ev-
ery law enforcement officer in
the state will display some sort
of flashing blue light. Although
the lights may be blue, blue and
white or blue and red, an official
law enforcement vehicle will al
ways display blue lights.
Detective Van Deman went on
to offer these suggestions:
1. A law enforcement officer
should identify themselves and
their agency if they don't, ask
them. "You have the right to ask
who is stopping you," said the
detective.
2. An officer should have a
badge displayed on their shirt,


bean. They truly perform mira
cles through surgery and prayers.
Thank you all for your giving us
our daughter a chance at life.
Marcos, Melissa & Kathryn
Montes De Oca


fake cops

belt or on a chain around their
neck.
3. An officer will likely have a
firearm displayed, but in the case
of some detectives their firearm
may not be readily visible.
4. An officer should have a
badge wallet that contains a
smaller badge as well as an iden
tification card that includes the
officer's photo.
If you've been stopped by an
officer in an unmarked vehicle
and you're still uncomfortable,
ask them to call for a marked
unit. "A real law enforcement
officer should have the ability to
get a marked unit to the scene. A
fake cop cannot pick up a phone
or radio and call in a marked
unit," said Detective Van Deman.
"If the person can't do any of
these, then drive away and go to
well lighted public area and call
9-1-1. Don't say a word just
drive off." Drive off in a safe man-
ner, he added.
The detective said any person
displaying any sort of flashing
light on a moving vehicle, identi-
fies themselves as a law enforce-
ment officer or tries to take ac
tion is subject to serious criminal
charges.


Community Calendar


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

Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun. All types of sewing is
welcome, such as quilting, applique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting,
serging. Bring your sewing machines if you like to sew. For more
information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at
863-467-2231.



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Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 N.W Fifth Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, (Behind Napa Auto Parts) NA. Sickest Of The
Sick Group Basic Text at 8 p.m.; *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the
fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W
Third Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meet 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet
at 7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at 863-763-2893
days, or 863-467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the AreaAgency on Aging sponsor caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. 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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night for a Basic Step
Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth
Ave. For information, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers Fellowship, 300
S.W Sixh' Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.
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.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call The Family
History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for
special appointments.


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Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 5


Arrest Report
On June 4, 2008, Edward
Raymond Thomas, 24, was ar
rested on felony charges of pos
session of cocaine with intent to
sell and possession ofa controlled
substance. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of pos
session of drug paraphernalia. It
has been confirmed by the State
Attorney's Office in Okeecho-
bee that all of these charges
against Thomas have been nolle
prosqued, or dropped.
The following individuals
were arrested on felony or drive
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police De
apartment (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flor
ida Fish and Wildlife Conser
ovation Commission (FWC) or
the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Katrina Sue Taylor, 27, SE.
57th Drive, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Feb. 20 by Officer Kelley
Margerum on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine. Her bond was set
at $1,000.
Jose Garcia, 34, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested March 20 by
Deputy Sarah Green on a charge
of uttering a forged instrument.
His bond was set at $100.

Drug, fleeing
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Several felony charges were
levied against a local man after
he was accused of not stopping
when a deputy tried to pull him
over, stated the deputy s arrest
report.
Jeffery Todd Forrester, 35,
N.E. 342nd Trail, Okeechobee,
was arrested March 20, on felony
charges of driving while license
suspended habitual offender,
fleeing and attempting to elude a
law enforcement officer and pos
session of methamphetamine.
He was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Forrester was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a


Ramiro Mendez, 24,
Okeechobee, was arrested March
20 by Deputy Sarah Green on a
charge of uttering a forged instru
ment. His bond was set at $100.
Melissa Wise, 26, was arrest
ed March 20 by Deputy G. Pop
ovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with viola-
tion of probation giving false
information to a pawnbroker and
violation of probation dealing in
stolen property. She is being held
without bond.
Billy Ray Butler II, 26, S.W.
83rd, Palm City, was arrested
March 21 by Deputy Thomas
Kitchen on a charge of driving un-
der the influence. His bond was
set at $750.
Jennifer Murphy, 36, Linda
Road, Buckhead Ridge, was
arrested March 21 by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman on a
charge of battery on a person 65
years of age or older. Her bond
was set at $2,500.
Travis Johnson, 26, N.W.
10th St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 21 by Officer Scott
Morgan on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended
- habitual offender. He was also
charged with the misdemeanor
of possession of marijuana un-
der 20 grams. His bond was set


at $2,500.
Jackie Eugene Graziano, 26,
S.E. Eighth Drive, Okeechobee,
was arrested March 21 by Offi
cer Charles Green on charges of
possession of cocaine and driving
while license suspended habit-
ual offender. His bond was set at
$7,500.
Camargo Rodrigo, 27, N.W,
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 22 by Officer Scott
Morgan on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Yolanda T. Garcia, 36, S.E.
12th Drive, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 23 by Officer Charles
Green on a felony charge of driv-
ing while license suspended ha-
bitual offender. She was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge
of resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer without violence. Her bond
was set at $2,000.
Amanda Leigh Herbison, 29,
N.W. 31st Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested March 23 by Deputy Matt
Crawford on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with
violation of probation obtaining
a controlled substance by fraud.
She is being held without bond.
Antonio Garcia-Ruiz, 39,
N.W 46th, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 23 by Deputy Ser-


charges filed against man


bond of $7,000.
Deputy Anthony Kibler, of the
County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO),
stated in his ar-
rest report that

8:20 a.m. Friday.
But instead of
stopping for the
deputy's lights
and siren, the JefferyTodd
man increased Forrester
the speed of the
sand buggy he was driving, the
deputy stated.
The deputy went on to state
that Forrester lost control of his
vehicle in the 36100 block of
N.E. 342nd trail and went into a


p


ditch. However, he drove out of
his ditch, turned around and then
drove into his driveway where he
finally stopped, stated the report.
After placing Forrester under
arrest, Deputy Kibler stated that
he asked the man if he could
search a backpack that was on
the buggy. Forrester reportedly
gave the deputy permission and
during the search Deputy Kibler
stated that he found a glass pipe
with a residue inside it.
That residue was field tested
and indicated a positive result
for the presence of methamphet
amine, the report continued.
Deputy Kibler's report also
indicates that he issued Forrester
a traffic citation for driving an all
terrain vehicle on the roadway.


geantJ. Royal on aWayne County,
N.Y., fugitive warrant. He is being
held without bond.
Joseph Sullivan, 24, N.W
93rd Court, Okeechobee, was ar-
rested March 23 by Sgt. J. Royal
on a Russell County, Ky., fugitive
warrant based on an original
charge of theft by deception. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Charles William Ball Jr., 37,
Vox Highway, Jacksonville, S.C.,
was arrested March 23 by Deputy
Matt Crawford on a felony charge
of driving while license suspend-
ed habitual offender. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $1,250.
Mark Hazlitt, 29, Hallmark
Ave., Lake Placid, was arrested
March 23 by Sgt. J. Royal on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation grand theft. He is be-
ing held without bond.
Robert William Bell, 33,
Live Oak, was arrested March 23
by Deputy Harold Hancock on
an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation defrauding a financial
institution. He is being held with-
out bond.
Joshua Garcia, 18, N.W 36th
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David E. Ashley, 76
OKEECHOBEE David E. Ashley,
of Okeechobee, died Jan. 3, 2009.
He was 76.
He was born May 22, 1932, in
New Castle, Ind.
A memorial service will be held
10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee. A light luncheon will
be served following the service in
the Fellowship Hall.
Arrangements were entrusted to
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

George T. Williamson, 75
OKEECHOBEE George T. Wil-
liamson, of Okeechobee, peacefully
passed away March 22, 2009, with
his family at his side at the Hamrick
Home. He was 75.
Born March 10, 1934, to George
and Mary Williamson, he was a bak-
er. He served in the English military.
Mr. Williamson is survived by his
longtime companion, Sharon Seaver
of Okeechobee; three daughters,
Karen Crawford of San Diego, Calif.,
Wendy Gouge of Bloomfield, N.M.,
and Christine Withem of Henderson,
Nev; son, Jason Williamson of Vista,
Calif.; two sisters, Peggy DeVoy of
New Zealand and Ann Farrish of Liv-
erpool, England; and eight grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday,
March 24, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel.
Friends may sign the guestbook at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to
the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.

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Community Events


Henry Lee Baker
OKEECHOBEE Henry Lee Bak-
er, passed away peacefully Wednes
day March 18, 2009, in his home
after a long term illness. His devoted
wife, Norris Windguard Baker of 43
years and son, Ray were by his side.
He had been under the care of the
Hospice of Okeechobee for a brief
period.
Mr. Baker, was born in Carlsbad,
N.M., resided many years in Hous
ton, Texas, and the past 28 years in
Okeechobee with his beloved wife.
He was a retired marine merchant
engineer and a World War II vete
ran.
He is survived by his wife, Norris
Baker; sons, Ray, Randy, and Don-
ald; daughter Celeste; nine grand-
children; five great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephew
and many friends.
Henry will be greatly missed. No
services are planned at this time.

James Edward
Konczal, 71
OKEECHOBEE James Edward
Konczal, of Okeechobee, died Satur
day, March 21, 2009, in his resi-
dence. He was 71.
James was born on Dec. 18, 1937,
in Wayne, Mich., to Ervin and Isabel
Konczal.
He served in the United States Ar-
my.
A resident of Okeechobee for 25
years, he is survived by his wife of 32
years, Mable Ann; one son, John
Konczal of New Bern, N.C.; and one
daughter, Christina McCrary also of
North Carolina. In addition, he is
survived by two step sons, Douglas
Watson (Linda) of Vidor, Texas,
Daniel Watson (Mary Ann) of Belle-
ville, Mich.; and two step-daughters,
Denise Shoffner and Diana Fetrow
both of Okeechobee. Also surviving
are 18 grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; and one brother, Wil-
liam Konczal of Michigan.
Although no services are planned,
condolences may be made at
ww.buxtonfuneralhome.com
All arrangements are under the di-
rection and care of the Buxton Fu
neral Home and Crematory.


Jack Bowen Ward, 80
OKEECHOBEE Jack Bowen
Ward, of Okeechobee, died Monday
March 23, 2009, in the Hamrick Hos-
pice Facility.
Born on April 17, 1928, in Macon,
Ga., to Kennon and Annie Ward, Mr.
Ward served seven years in the Unit
ed States Marines and was a Staff
Sergeant.
He was a member of the VFW, the
North Moose Lodge and was in
evolved with the FFA and Boy Scouts.
Mr. Ward retired as a shipping and
receiving supervisor with the Depart-
ment of Corrections and was an avid
fisherman and will be deeply missed
by his Blue Grass Family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 33
years, Catherine; one daughter,
Brenda Ward Shiver (Dr. Ronald
Shiver) of Valdosta, Ga.; and two
grandchildren, Nathan Buckley Shiv-
er and Ashley Brooke Shiver.
Friends may call at the Buxton Fu
neral Home on Thursday from 3
p.m. until service time at 5 p.m. Ser-
vices will be officiated by Associate
Pastor Steve Wegmann of the First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee.
Additional services will take place
in McRae, Ga., with burial on San
Hill Cemetery, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contri
buttons may be made to Hospice of
Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548 Okee-
chobee, FL 34973 or to the Shnners
Cripple Children's.
On line condolences may be made
at www.buxtonfuneralhome.com
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Business women's
group chapter to meet
Women of Tomorrow Chapter
of ABWA will meet on Thursday,
March 26, at the Brahma Bull
from noon to 1 p.m. Sharon Ming
from Edward Jones will present
the program "Crisis to Confidence
- Looking at the Current Marketing
Condition and Focusing on the
Future." All professional women
are invited. For more information
about ABWA, contact Chapter
President Karin Ammons at 863-
763-3131.

Book Club meeting set
Friends of the Okeechobee Li-
brary Book Club will meet Thurs
day, March 26, at 6 p.m. in the
Library Board Room. The group
will be discussing "A Thousand
Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hos-
seini. The club is free and open
to the public. For more informa-
tion call Jan Fehrman at 863 357
9980.

Christian Academy to
hold Spring Fest
On Saturday March 28,
Okeechobee Christian Academy
is having its very first Spring Festi-
val and Open House. The purpose
of the event is to invite the local
community to come and see the
changes ongoing at the school.
The school is offering an open
enrollment period with scholar
ships available. We would like to
also say thank you to Okeecho-
bee for supporting the school for
31 years. The event will include
free activities such as face paint
ing, kids activities, live music, a
bounce house and a free bar-
becue pork and chicken lunch!
The event will take place from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. with tours
of the school on the hour from
10:30 a.m. For more information,
please call 863-763-3072 or go
to the website: www.Okeecho-
beechristianacademy.net.


Casino Royale VFW
style in Buckhead
The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
9528, Hwy 78 West., will have
a "Casino Royale" on Saturday,
March 28, from 6 until 10 p.m.
There will be casino games, door
prizes, a grand prize drawing,
auction and food. Please bring a
non-perishable food item for the
less fortunate receive $5 play
money. All proceeds will be do
nated to the "Children and Fami
lies in Need Fund." This event is
open to the public.

Audibel Hearing meet
and greet planned
Young and old are invited to
meet JC and Kerry for coffee and
donuts at Audibel Hearing Care
Center, 3545 U.S. 441 South. They
will check ears for wax impac
tions, clean aids, and provide in-
office repairs for free. It is not nec-
essary to be a patient. For more
information call 863-467-5333.


Dine with the doctor
This month's "Dine with the
Doctor" medical series presenta-
tion will take place at Raulerson
Hospital on March 31. Dinner
serving time is 4:45 p.m. and
the doctors presentation will be-
gin at 5:30 p.m. Have you ever
wondered what happens in the
Radiology Department? Stop by
for dinner and enjoy Alex Vennos
M.D., Board Certified Radiologist,
present the radiology process and
describe the new State-Of-The-Art
equipment at the hospital. Din
ner is only $5 for the entree', sal-
ad, rolls, dessert, and beverage.
R.S.VP. to Bill Casian at 863-824-
2702 for a reserved seat.

4H drill team to be
celebrity servers
The Okeechobee 4-H Bits and
Spurs Horse Club's Mounted Drill
Team will be "celebrity servers" at
Golden Corral on March 31 to 5
to 8 p.m.


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By Pete Gawda
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There are things we don't
understand;/God's ways aren't
the ways of man./For each trial,
strength He'll give us/When in
Him we put our trust./Each battle
won makes us
the hard days : .
day Heaven is one day nearer;/
His promise even dearer./The
world sometimes holds such
allure;/Christ would have our
hearts pure./Your example some
soul may win;/Trusting Him you'll
conquer sin./ This world will nev
er understand God's great love
for mortal man. /His own must
serve Him every day./When he
calls we'll fly away. "We'll Fly
Away" by Harvey Sampson
The Okeechobee Ministerial
Association will sponsor a Fifth
Sunday Community Wide Service
at Northside Baptist Church,
51 N.W 98th St., on March 29 at
6 p.m. Association ministers are
participating in the service as well
as the Okeechobee Community
Choir and several guest soloists.
Everyone is invited to experience
some good old fashioned singing
and hear a Bible based sermon
preacher by Rev. Arlen Cook, Pas-
tor of Northside.


Places of

Worship
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There will be a revival at
New Life Holiness Church in
Basinger March 29 April 3.
The Sunday service will be at 6
p.m. Services Monday through
Friday will be at 7:30 p.m. Follow
the revival signs at U. S. 98 N. and
C. R. 700A. For more information
call 863 763 6989.
Grace Brethren Church, 701
S. Parrott Ave., will present les
son six of the "At Calvary" series,


Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m.
"When Jesus therefore received
the vinegar, He said 'It is finished:'
and He bowed His head and gave
up the ghost." (John 19:30). "It is
finished" is not the moan of de
feat. Far form it! It is the decisive
chant of victory. All are cordially
invited to come and bring a friend
as Pastor Jim Waters delivers the
message based on this powerful
Scripture.
Peace Lutheran Church,
750 N.W 23rd Lane, will be hav-
ing soup and sandwiches each
Wednesday evening at 6 until
Easter with a service to follow
at 7 p.m. Youth will meet 5:15 to
7:45 on Wednesday during Lent.
The regular schedule will resume
after Easter.
The Okeechobee Community
Choir will present its 10th Annual
Easter Cantata at First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St., April 3 & 4 at 7 p.m.
and April 5 at 3 p.m. The 50
voices comprising this season's
choir represent 16 local churches.
Because of space limitations, a
ticket will be required for admis-
sion. Tickets are free and avail-
able from choir members or can
be picked up seven days a week
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. from the re-
ceptionist at Okeechobee Health


Care Facility, 1646 U. S. 441N. If
space permits attendees without
tickets will be admitted five min-
utes before each service begins.
Kindly return your ticket to the
health care facility if you are un
able to attend. A love offering will
be taken to defray expenses. For
more information call 634-7714.
On Saturday, April 4, the day
before Palm Sunday, the public is
invited to join Abundant Bless-
ings, 4550 U. S. 41 N. in a dinner
theater beginning at 5 p.m.
Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U. S. 441 S.E. pres-
ents The Nelons in concert on
Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St., will host their
14th Annual Golf Tournament on
Saturday, May 16 at the Okeecho
bee Golf & Country club. The cost
is $45 which includes the green
fee, cart and a barbecue lunch.
You may register at the church of-
fice Monday through Thursday or
on Sunday morning in the church
vestibule. Proceeds aid our youth
in their mission projects and mis-
sion trips. For more information
call 763-1699.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column Email
okeenews@newszap com or callPete Gaw-
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promoted at at several community events in the past sev-
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The winner was Okeechobee resident, Maureen Raft. Miss
Okeechobee Alex Ming (left) seated in the golf cart pre-
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to be eliminated, building depart-
ment employees have a pretty
good idea of who is going to be
eliminated. Mr. Bonner said he
met with the building department
on Monday and told them the op-
tions the board would be facing.
"We still have some work to
do," Mr. Bonner said. There is no
timetable for the layoffs, but Mr.
Bonner said theywould take place
soon. He said the county will try
to make the layoffs as painless


Officer
Continued From Page 1
an officer should behave," said
the detective. "State and federal
laws treat domestic violence like
a felony even though it's a misde-
meanor."
He went on to say that Fergu-
son could be terminated from his
current position for conduct un-
becoming an officer.
According to an arrest affi-
davit by OCSO Deputy Donald
Ellis, Ferguson was arrested at
5:07 a.m. He is accused of strik-
ing his wife in the face with the


notice and making sure they get
appropriate recommendations to
prospective employers.
Mr. Bonner said the entire
building department staff has
been involved in this process
from the beginning. He said that
it was felt that six people could be
funded from anticipated revenues
and perform the necessary tasks.
However, it noted in Tuesday's
discussion that the level of service
would be reduced.
Newly sworn in commissioner


palm of his hand while she was
in bed. The report indicates that
the 33 year-old victim had swell
ing and discoloration to her nose
and forehead, and that her upper
lip was cut.
When Deputy Ellis interviewed
the victim she was being treated
for her injuries in the emergency
room at Raulerson Hospital.
Detective Van Deman said the
couple was apparently arguing
over an incident that occurred
earlier in the evening.
Records indicate that there
was an incident last year in High
lands County.
According to the State Attor-
ney's Office in Sebring, there was


back to a building department.
He felt it would cost less in the
long run to maintain a reduced
building department than to try to
create a new building department
from scratch in the future.
Mr. Hoover noted that un
less the contractor was based in
Okeechobee, the money paid out
would leave the county.
Commissioner Noel Chandler
noted that the city has contracted
out building department func-
tions. He said that one drawback


a complaint filed there but Fergu-
son's wife refused to prosecute.
Instead of actually being arrested,
Ferguson was placed in a deferred
prosecution program for the pur-
pose of his taking part in an anger
management program.
Records at that office indi-
cate that Ferguson began the
anger management program on
Aug. 12, 2008, and has success
fully completed the program. The
case was officially closed Jan. 14,
2009.
Ferguson's wife also told Dep
uty Ellis Tuesday morning that
she did not want to prosecute her
husband. However, due to the
circumstances the deputy was


that would be convenient to the
people.
Mr. Bonner said that the pro-
cess of examining the building
department would be used as
a template for looking at all the
other county departments. He
did not rule out the possibility of
more layoffs in the future.
Post your opinions In the Public
Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
atpgawda@newszap.com.


compelled to arrest the correc-
tions officer.
Detective Van Deman said Fer-
guson will be ordered to have no
contact with the victim and will
remain on unpaid leave pending
the outcome of the investigation
by Corrections Captain Tony Mad-
rigal.
Ferguson has been employed
with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office since April of
2007. Prior to that he was with
the Florida Department of Correc
tions from April 1989 until Febru
ary of 2007.


F r confident our new-and-improved Democrat, The Sun (Belle Glade/ Editor's note: Tom Byrd is vice
newspapers, along with our ex- Phaoo), The Clewiston News, president of operations for nde-
Continued From Page isting online community sites, The Caloosa Belle (LaBelle), and pendent Newspapers, Inc. Tom
Continued From Page i allow us to be the leader in local the Immokalee Bulletin.
news." The Okeechobee News pub- welcomes your comments and
in each of the communities we Independent Newspapers lishes three times a week; the oth- suggestions and can be reached
serve," stated Mr. Byrd. "We're also publishes the Glades County ers publish once a week. at FLpublisher@newszap.com.

Hoo r being a positive impact on the economics and finance. He said noted that his resignation from
Hoover community. He predicted that he had planned budgets for his the zoning and affordable hous-
Continued From Page 1 dealing with the budget situation business in good times and bad. ing oards would op up posi
Continued From Page 1 would be one of the biggest chal Growing up here makes him feel
lenges facing the board. He felt like he has an understanding of tions for others to get involved.
Oeechobee News why he ap- that in that area tough and not the people and the economics. Post your opinions in the Public
plied for the position, Mr. Hoover always popular decisions would Mr. Hoover also encouraged Issues Forum at www.newszap.com.
said it seemed like a logical step. have to be made. He noted that more citizens to get involved in Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
He said he enjoyed serving and the emphasis of his degree was in the governmental process. He atpgawda@newszap.com.


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events like "Life's a Beach Party"
hosted by Good Spirits under the
Tiki each Thursday in March from
5 p.m. until 9 p.m.
There will be music, prizes,
a 50/50 drawing and good food.
Come out and join the fun and


support your local American
Red Cross. For more information
about this event call Toni at Good
Spirits at 863-763-2734.
Mrs. Riddle spoke to Rotary
members on Tuesday, March 17,
about all the events coming up
for the local branch. The Heroes
Campaign will begin on June 1,
with Theresa Chandler and Billy
Dean as the co-chairs for this
years event. On Saturday, June 6,


they will be holding an event, He-
roes in the Park, in Flagler Park.
Details about the event will be re-
leased at a later time.
Our local chapter also needs
volunteers for their Disaster Ac
tion Team, otherwise known as
the DAT team. Free training is pro
vided for those who volunteer for
the DAT team. DAT team mem-
bers are called into action when
they receive calls for emergency


services such as when there is a
family fire. The Red Cross helps
ensure that the firefighters are fed
and hydrated as well as assisting
the families to get shelter, food
and clothing in their time of need.
For more information about the
Okeechobee Red Cross chapter
call 863-763-2488.
Post your opinions in the Pub-
lic Issues Forum at www.newszap.
com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar can be
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best offer (863)675-1410
ROLLING COOLER caddy -
-in*-- -tr-lrrf.r $100/or
,,n., '( r 1 34-4056
(863)467-6621


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SUNCOAST GUN SHOW

March 28th & 29th, 2009
Sat. 9 5, Sun. 9 -4
HAVERT L. FENN CENTER
2000 Virginia Ave, Ft Pierce, FL
BUY- SELL TRADE
Concealed Weapon Class $40
Daily 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
suncoastgunshows.com
For info 772-462-1521


GLASS DISPLAY 2 glass
shelf,6' long in excellent con-
dition, $250.
(239)410-6870



Schwin Bicycle -1955, MINT
Cond Paid $1000 asking
$600 (863)467-5756
WOMAN's Bicycle, like new,
$75 firm. see at American
Legion at your convenience
(520)256-7188



METAL CARPORT 12x35 -
$170. (217)304-0130
(863)983-8118
Shop here first!
The classified ads




OAK CABINETS complete,
Jenn- Air cooktop/dble oven,
all good $100
(863)675-2491



RUGS Matching, Hand wov-
en. Wool. Hall Runner, Oval,
Rectangle & New Lg. 9'x11'
All for $450 (863)467-8140



BABY CLOTHES and toys -
call for inf. $10/firm.
(863)261-3699
BABY CRIB Wood, in very
good condition $60,
(239)410-6870
CRIB Labelle. Maress/aces-
sones included. Light quality
wood on wheels. $100/neg.
(863)673-5704
JUMPEROO Rainforest by
Fisher Price. Excellent con-
dion. $40 (863)634-7905



Flags (150 decorac... ,
"3 x 40. 70-'*. r'
$200 for all, very nice.
863-675-6556 LaBelle



COMPUTER DESK Excellent
condition 3WX4'H 18"deep
$75. (863)763-4920
DELL LATITUDE C640 Laptop
including laptop bag -
$250. (239)590-5721



BAR STOOLS (2) Pair -
creamy beige, swivel, leather
like. $35.00 for both
(863)467-8681 Okeechobee
Beautiful Rectangle 1/2 inch-
Glass 6 ft Table on glass
pedestal w/6 Cream color
parsons chairs $400
(561)6258456 PBG
BUNK BED/DRESSER/DESK -
Has cubby/fort also. pd
1200 $400/or best offer
(863)532-0257
Bunk Beds w/stairs, drawers
in bottom and in end. All
wood. 4 mo old $400 obo
863-674-1165 LaBelle
CERAMIC TABLE & 6 white
wooden chairs $250/or
best offer (863)634-0907
COFFEE TABLE 2 tier, rattan,
glass top, oval, with 2 end
tables, $75. (863)675-3016
COUCH AND Chair old brown
set, good condition $100.
(863)634-1608


COUCH, LOVESEAT and chair
green with red strips, fairy
new, good condition $600
(863)634-1608
DINING ROOM Set Cream
color, 4 padded chairs, very
good condition, $250.
(239)410-6870
DOUBLE PILLOW top mattress
only a month old. call for
info. $1000/or best offers
(863)261-3699
FORMAL DR.TABLE,HUTCH,6
chairs light ., i-i 1. -i
$1200lfirm. .t' ) ..
(863)447-068b
HEADBOARD/FOOTBOARD
white oak rails incld, mail:
sismithl@embarqmail.com
$75/neg. (863)675-3412
KING SIZE bed very pretty
king size bed with lots of
storage $300.
(63)234-1435
LARGE 60 Gallon Fish Tank -
Option of black or oak cabi-
net stand, great condition!
$125/neg. (863)227-0142
LARGE BLACK entertainment
center Purchased at Pier 1.
$200/or best offer
(863)675-1410
LOVESEATS (2) & 1 recliner -
cream leather loveseats,
brown recliner Good condi-
ton. $200. (863)467-1727
MICROFIBER BEIGE LIVING
ROOM IN NEW CONDITION
PAID 1600.00 NOW $500.
(239)410-6870






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






QUEEN SLEEPER Couch 1
yr. old black cloth call before
9 pm. $400.
(863)763-8562
SUEDE/LEATHER SECTIONAL
couch $800/or best offer
(863)634-0907
TOP WHITE/TAN table & 4
chairs $250.
(863)634-0907
WHEELED COMPUTER DESK
$50 (863)467-4277



EZ Go Golf Cart. New brakes
and charger $650.
863-674-0156 LaBelle



COLT MATCHTARGET AR15 -
24" Bull Barrel, Never Fired
Trade 4 O/U Shotgun
$1995/neg. (772)461-8822
REMINGTON GAMEMASTER
760 30-06 Sell or trade for
Pistol (Ft Pierce) $350/lirm.
(772)461-8822
S & W 38 Chief Special 2"
M36 Sq Butt Nickel, New
Condition $600/or best of-
feor (678)776-5885


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We Buy Scrap Gold,
Silver and Coins

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


Raulerson Hospital has Immediate
openings for PATIENT CARE
ASSISTANTS
(F PT &PRN)

Night Shift (7p 7a) We offer competitive
wages, and excellent benefits.

Applications available in:
Human Resources at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 Hwy. 441, North, Okeechohee, FL
www.raulersonhospltal.com


S & W BARRELL Mod.686
s/s 357 4.5" New Condi-
,,, best ofer

SAVAGE .308 Mod. 99E Ex-
cellent scoped lever action
shooter. $500or best offer
(863)673-3893
TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB. 6 shot. Consider some
quality trades. $550.
(863)673-3893



BOWFLEX REVOLUTION -
Email sismlth1@embarq-
mail.com for photos.
$2400. (863)675-3412
EXERCISE BIKE, cushioned
back & seat, $40.
(863)675-3016
POWDER COATED STEEL
WEIGHTS. TOTAL 65 LBS.
$40 (863)801-1272
WELDER PROCLUB Weight
bench w/3001b weight set -
1" -., ,.est offer.




CITIZEN WATCH -100 FT WA-
TER RESIST, DAY/DATE.
LEAVE MESSAGE $175.
(863)674-1181
SEIKO WATCH 2 TONE,
DATE/DAY GLOW IN DARK,
100 FT WATER RESIST
$175. (863)674-1181



PATIO SWING large, asking
$175 (863)946-2680



Women Love
Okeechobee
Medical
Cosmetic Center




Sln Laser Restylaue Btox
Freeb w nslItaion

Leland Heller, N.D.
1713 HWy 441N. Sle E
863-467-8771



20 LB propane tank $10.
(863)946-3922
FIREPLACE lighted logs,
stucco style w/heater,
moveable, $250
(863)675-4098 evenings
FLAGPOLE, 20' with 10' de-
tachable cross arm, can dis-
play 2g & 4 sm flags $80.
au 863-675-6556 LaBelle
FLEA MARKET INVENTORY-
large variety, taking offers for
entre stock only. Call for
appt (863)610-1120
HOBART WELDER brand new
10,000 watt, 20 hp Kohler
motor $2,500.
(863) 840-0505 LaBelle
KING QUAD 4 wheeler 2006 -
transferable warranty 589
ires on ITP rims 170
hrs.Black fuel injected great
condition best offer or trade
$4700/or best offer
(561)262-2032
LAWN EQUIPMENT -
$35/neg. (863)467-6475
(863)261-1723
Left handed golf clubs Kan-
nan Graphite Boran shafts,
Convex metal woods. Full set
$100 (863)467-1663
PLAY STATION II System
has 1 controller, 9 games,
exc. condi Firm pice $225,
(863)634-5038
TIRES 4 15" mud tires in
good condition 1/2 new
price $160. (863)675-6314


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TRALOR HITCH nice hitch for
car or truck $65.
(863)610-0521
UPRIGHT Singer vacuum
cleaner $20.00
(863)467-4567



ELECTRIC GUITAR Jackson,
black & chrome, $175







BEAUTIFUL BABY hamsters -
5-6 weeks old. Very sweet.
$0. (863)634-8801
FISH TANK Small fish tank
with stand. Has equipment
wth t $40 (863)697-8332




tired. 1 Male, 1 Female.
(863)801-1348



CANON REBEL XS Digital SLR
ULk new w 2 zoom lenses
& all accessories. $600.




Large w/8 drawers! Includes
(23 9) 657-6436
TORKIE PUPPIES Regis-


















BOAT SEAT nice boat seat
$15. (863)610-0521
BOWFLEX POWERPRO NEW
Never been used. Leg at-
tachments included. $550.
(863)763-7750



55" TV Phillips. 6 years old.
Works fine, nothing wrong.
Good condition. $600/or
best offer (863)484-2505
ATIQUE CONSOLE CA In
Lagood wo/8ing condition.cludes









$50or &Obest offer.
(863) 675-1410
BIG SCREEN TV JVC, 57",
HD, surround sound, $600.
(239)340-8503
36" $500 for beth- will sep-
tCchoents irciuded 5 50















rate 863-674-0156 LaBelle
DIRECT TV DISH w/2 receiv-
ers, & remotes, still in box.
$100 (863)763-9410
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4) -
with remotes and dual L&B
Dish, all for $100.
(8 f63)763 44989
ATV' FOR SALE -1- RA 20
and 1 ;"o,,,, .' ;75 for
both .. "l *i"'"' Excel-
lent (ond.(863)763-9410



MEAL LATHEE 6X18" Manu
al feed with lots of tooling.
Very good shape. $4500
(863)357-5754
METAL LATHE 10 x 36 Been
completely over Hauled. Lots
3$550 or best- i fe
a863983-74-0156 LaBelle

239)826-5226
PALLET JACK 25 00kgec
works wete, stll $175
(863)697-9704
PRESSURE WASHER Devil
Biss, 2000 PSI, 5HP Brggs
SStratton, Runs Great. $75.

PRESSURE WASHER Devil
Biss Excell, 2400 PSI, Honda
5 HP Runs Great. $120.
(561)-53-3499
(561)573-3499


TABLE SAW Craftsman, Lim-
ited Edition, 10" 2.7 HR
Stand, Like New. $65.
(561)573-3499
WOOD LATHE asking $225
(863)517-2077 LaBelle



FLORIDA ART A.E. Backus,
H. Newton, A. Hair, G. Buck-
ner, Hi hwaymen Big $$
(772)562-5567


Agriculture



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




CHAIN SAW Echo CS 5000,
will trade for gun. $200.
(863) 234-1 230
239)357-5111
CHAIN SAW Red Max 63800
- or will trade for gun. $150.
(239)357-0926
CHIPPER Shredder Crafts-
man 5 hp. with bag. Very
Good Condition. $125. Call
(863) 674-0467
COMMERCIAL TRIMMER &
Edger Redmax trimmr and
edger $125 each or both
$200 $125 (863)634-1479
CUB CADET commercial lawn
mower 62 inch cut Kohler
engine 140 hrs $2900.
(863)697-1493
LAWN MOWERS 2 Snapper
riding lawn mowers 26" both
cut and run GREAT, elec.
start $300. (863)674-0467
RIDING MOWER Honda HT
3813, 38' cut, 13 hp water
cooled engine, new blades.
$700 (863)697-9704
ROTARY SPREADER Scotts,
like new, with new post hole
digger, $30. (863)763-0625
ZTR MOWER BUNTON ZTR
MOWER, 25HP KOHLER,
50" CUT, WORKS EXC
$2400/neg. (863)697-2032



GOOSENECK STOCK Trailer
16' New lights, top, rubber
floor, spare tire. $2500.
(863)634-1479


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



CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR Only
$750 mo. Pets okay upon
approval. Call 561-255-4377
FIRST MONTHS RENT FREE -
Freshly painted, newly car-
peted 2 bedroom 1 bath du-
plex apartment
(863)634-9850
KINGS BAY (Two) 2/2, $695
per mo 1st & last, no pets.
(863763-7301 or
863 697-1623





10 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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"ir 1TI I I i I IIR I "7
tarting at $850 Mth/Yearly
Washer/Dryer- Lawn Maintained
On Large Private Lots
S o Rent to Own with 1% In
AskAbout Rent to Own with 10% Down


OAK LAKE APTS Newly re-
modeled. 2BR, 1BA, 2 Story.
,- '... ... ,,, T-:B. I I I, I

OKEECHOBEE ESTATES 2 BR,
1 BA Duplex Apt. Newly re-
modeled. Tile floors through-
out. Stove, Fridge. Nice,
quiet area. $625 mo. + last
mo. & sec. (863)467-0627




Bass Capital Townhouse -
2br/2ba, fully furn., yearly or
seasonal, walking distance
to lake. (863)983-5260
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO

pool & tennis, boat dock, rec
room, very nice. Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693,




BASSWOOD Newer 3/2/1,
W&D hookup, big yard,
$1000 mo, Ist,last & sec
Avail 6/1/09 (863)697-2795
BHR Duplex, 1br, fba, furn.,
newly renovated, lawn mailnt
incld, water allowance incld.
$125/wk (561)202-7703
FT DRUM 1/1 on four acres,
new cabinets and carpet
$625 mo. (912) 224-4658
or (734) 637-2697
KINGS BAY- Very clean 2/2/1
CBS home, W&D, incl lawn,
$950 Mo, $950 Sec
(863) 801-9163
OKEE -2/1, clean furnished,
i.... f i .i r,..- .-

., 11 I.. i'., ).,.1 1 11 .11

OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. SW section. Oak trees.
W&D Hook up. 863-467-
2541 or 863-634-9330




OKEE, Furnished Rm. Single
occ., private entrance, /d.
$140/wk & deposit, ils ind.
(863)763-7331 leave msg.





HOUSE w/Lake Okee Access,
picture perfect 2/2 w/2 car
carport, boat house slips,
dock, well landscaped, incd
lawn svc $950 mo
(863)610-1276
TREASURE ISLAND-
3BR, 2BA, wt shed. $800
move in, $750/month.
Call 863-824-0981



Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouse Sale 015
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 Inspectionl 060
Real Estate Wanted 065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




TREASURE ISLAND 1981
SWMH 2/1, $55,000 Pre-
ferred Properties, Debra Pin-
son 863-801-9163





BHR Fumn Modular home 3/2
w/FI Room, Ino 3 HD TV's.
Just updated plumbing,
elect, new sod & spring sys,
fenced, boat ramp, dock,
0con drive, car port, shed.
$138.500 OBO
(561)818-2348



Mobile Homes




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





A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2 golf
courses, partially turn., w/d,
$550 mo, or sale $25,000.
(772)341-6617

BEST VALUE
ON MARKET!
Newly remodeled 3BR/1.5BA
(or) 2BR/1BA situated on very
clean equestrian ranch 14
minutes from town center
Please No Pets. Call for move-
in special M-F: 863-467-9800
CABIN 1/1,$525. MO + Sec
& elec also 1/1 RV, BHR
$400 mo. + Sec & elec.
55+ Comm (863)763-7164


MOBILE HOME FOR RENT
2/2, $610 om., lt, last
& security, Ist Month Freel
(863)983-8106
OKEECHOBEE 2br, Iba with
large back poch & front
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot. $800
mo. Also a 1 br, Iba $500
mo. Call 8363-4-3451
ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1
Bdrm., $450 mo. (includes
,~otI i e 300 sec. dep.






A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2 golf
courses, partially turn., w/d,
$550 mo. or sale $25,000.
(772)341-6617
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DEW DROP INN Custom
2/1.5 Fully furnished, nice
coY patio. REDUCED
(863)763-3945
Doublewide 4bed/2ba 28x70
only $53,900 Financing
available Call 863-357-4848
KISSIMMEE RIVER EST Ibr
mobile, on beautiful comer
lot, $45,000 or best offer,
(863)763-8761
Lowest prices on any double-
wide or singlewide mobile
home guaranteed. Call


Brand New Park Model
12x36, Ver Nice!

800-330-6623

MOBILE HOMES

home moved? We have
28 years experience.
Call for your Free Ouotel
(863)983-8106
New 2009 3 bed/ 2 ba double-
wide only $46,900 delivered
and setup, financing
available at low fixed rate.
Call 863-357-4848
Older 5th wheel 2/3 BR w/g
addition, on Taylor Creek.
55+ Riverbend Park. GREAT
DEAL $7000 (828)208-0980



Recreation




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




AIRBOAT HULL Apache, 12',
with good trailer & cage
works, no motor, $1500 or
best offer. (863)357-5754
BOAT 14' w/trailer, 3 motors,
fish finder $1000 or best of-
fer (863)634-0221
BOSTON WHALER 1969 -13ft
w/4hp 1996 evinrude LOW
HOURS0 $2500/neg.
(724)992-2893
BROWNING 18' open bow,
with trailer, inboardoutboard
Memr cruiser,175 hp, 4 cyl
eng. $2000 neog
863)763-5253
CAROLINA SKIFF 40 hp mo-
tor $1700 (863)763-8132
FABUGLASS WALK
THROUGH Select 16 ft.fi-
berglass gull hull,85 hp.evin-
rude engine runs groat,brand
new garman fish@ depth
finder,boat,motor,trailer,good
cond. $850. (863)993-3936
JOHN BOAT 12f., 2 1/2 HP
Suzuki motor, trolling motor
$700 Neg. (863)467-0458
JOHNSON 20 hp outboard.
Dependable, easy start
$500 (863)236-0195
Sailboat 24' Bristol '68 sleeps
5, 4 sails, full keel, all sailing
equipment include. 3 anchors.
$2,500 239-233-1976
SKEETER 150BLKMAX 1982 -
Good Cond.w/tdrlr (Labelle)
$2500. (863)517-0301
(863)675-7897
SPEED BOAT 18' needs
work. $150 (863)610-2206




COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft. Pull
Behind. $1800 Firm
(863)675-7105
DUTCHMAN TRAVEL TRAILER
2000 RV 26', sleeps 6,
$5,000 Call 863-675-0077 or
863-674-1333.
GULFSTREAM ULTRA 1996 -
Motor Home: Labelle. 24'
Gulfstream Ultra, V8 Chevy
gas engine. Sleeps 5. 13.5k
a/c, 100k miles. $4999/or
best offer. (863)673-5704
Hornet Travel trailer- 33 ft, 2
fold out, good shape. $2000
or best offer (863)467-4890
JOURNEY MOTORHOME '87 -
30 ft. Affordable living, drive
it or park It $600 cash
(863)763-9377
Royal Mobile Home 32 ft. A/C,
stove, microwave, refng.
dual axles. $950.
863-675-3697 LaBelle


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LAKE MOTORS"
147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
aLt knr.es.n63-467-5243 s habla espanio

'96 Cdilloc nCours .o'3 '3295 '02 F150, 4411 ... Olt'4995'
lae. .leaded. Iol s #7s llo.A/e FualLb r.$dVr #090
,, I .....h I . ._ .. I... ..... ".'.

'O Ford Exolorer ...a 4895 98 ToyotCorlla....... 3995

'05 e umox ...oh'6995' 'kedasmot"oor""7
d#a '8 VaW Je....... Only '3995"
,I,., I,, .1.... .,ny'3295 Sopd A/Cr l o IedL 0W
. . ". 98 FordExplorerXLT...?3995
'Ol Ford Mustang.. ...... 14995! a4 #I"17"
6 A, #1933 '03 Ford Taunns SE ..... 4695
'2 Toyoa SieAnm Rafn .Ay'6595' toedl 000
7 pl .L odedl #OeOOl 7 I,, ,, .... ... ... 4695"
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SHADOW CRUISER M-800K
2000 Telescopic cab-over
truck camper w/side din-
ete, a/c, furnace, 3-way re-
fer, 4 mechanical jacks, 20
. fresh water, porta-potty,
EXCELLENT Condition
$3500. (863)610-1674
SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL 1999 -
central a/c, heat 30 with
elec slide out. Sleeps six,
Overy cian, ask for Scott
$5000/or best offer.
(863)634-7032




BOAT TRAILER Good cond.,
16 ft $100 firm
(863)467-4035
ENGINE HOIST Hydraulic.
$200 (863)467-9800
Yamaha Outboard, 2 cycle,
30hp, long shaft 1998, low
hrs Enduro $1000 obo. In
LaBelle. Jim 508-524-4372




HONDA SHADOW 750 2004,
With trailer, many extras
$3000 (863)634-4765




CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005 Go-
Kart. Call for info In Okee-
chobee $450/or best offer.
(954)242-2180



Automobiles




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




1985 Ford F250 Diesel. Runs
great. $1200 or best offer.
863-675-1113.
1988 Dodge Ram D100 5.2 li-
ter V8. $1,000 or best offer.
863-673-7621
CADILLAC DEVILLE '98 new
air, 101K, like new, $4800
(863)946-2680
DODGE STRATUS, '99 really
nice car, a/c, good running
condition, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)302-4442
FORD FOCUS 2000 -
Blue,4door.Needs Bat-
teryTouneup,New Trunk lock
$2800. (863)228-0015
GEO METRO 1994 runs
good, needs a little work, 4-
cyl, a/c $600,
(863)467-2683
GRAND MARQUIS 1996,
Leather, VB, auto,alloy whls,
cold ac, antilock brks, pow-
er $2000 (863)763-8027
HONDA CIVIC 1995 need
trans & windshield $1400/or
best offer (863)201-3492
HONDA CIVIC 2001 29K 4dr
bik 5sp ac paint peeling very
dep $5000/firm.
(724)992-2893
LINCOLN MARK VII, 1990,
96k miles,1 owner, good
cond. $4000 firm. call from
4-8pm (407)436-1266
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99 -
160000 mi. In good condi-
tion. For info. In Okeecho-
bee. $4999. (954)242-2180
MITSUBISHI LANCER ES
2002 Great Mpg $4000/or
best offer. (863)447-6185
(863)357-6180
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME Select New tires,
runs great tinted windows,
alloy whls. ANc $900/or best
offer (863)675-5090
PONTIAC GA, 1992, 66k
miles, good cond, 1 owner,
$2000 firm (407)436-1266
call from 4-8pm
TOYOTA PASEO SPORT, '92 -
4 cyl., 40mpg, runs & drives
mint, $2,000.
(772)332-5804
USED CUSTOM RIMS 20"
$700 call (863)697-3524




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




Excellent condition, has 6
batteries, Charger included.
$1200 or best offer
(863)697-9938


GOLF CART Club Car, 2000,
electric, low hours, Excellent
cond. $1450 or best offer
(863)467-2824
GoB Cart 1992 Yamaha $375.
needs batteries. Call Junie
863-675-0751 LaBelle





DEISEL DODGE RAM 1992,
5 speed, extr tires, excellent
condton, $3000 neg
(863)763-5253
DODGE 350 CUSTOM H.D
1985 V-8 4 speed 318 mo-
tor dump bed $1500.
(863)983-7211




ENGINE TECUMSEH,
6.25hp, vertical shaft, can
see it run, $40.
(863)763-0625
F100 TRUCK body 1980 -
Very itle rust short bed
$750/or best offer.
(863)261-4498
FORD RIMS 18'6 LUG NEW
FX4 RIMS $400/or best of-
fer. (863)634-1545
MICKEY THOMPSON TIRES -
BAJA CLAW W/ CHROME
:!ii. c i 1,,. i" 8 LUG
[ Y I '. I N. -

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Ciera
S Good running car for
parts.Clean title $295.
(863)697-0996
REAR SEAT 96 blue voyager -
Blue/Grey velveteen tweed
$225/or best offer
(863)675-2145
TRANSMISSION '03 Cad.
CTS $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION Chevy 4x4
Auto $500/or best offer
(863)801-5687
USED CUSTOM rims 20" -
$700. (863)697-3524
(863)763-0180




CHEVROLET S10 1995 -
USlity bed, wt, V6, auto.
needs TLC. $1750/or best
offer (863)697-1413
CHEVY 1951, Complete 350
Camaro eng & trans, needs
hooked up. ody Mint $3800
(863)801-9136
FORD 2001 Brand name
Reese 5th wheel hitch fts
Ford. Negoiable $350,
(863)801-9812
FORD 2001 Factory Ford
bumper hitch $150/neg.
(863)801-9812
FORD F-150 1997 3 Door,
Very good condition, Cold
AC $5000/or best offer
(239)986-0296
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
FORD F250 1985 Diesel,
runs great. OBO $1200.
(863)675-1113
GMC JIMMY Full size 1985,
4 inch lilt 35 inch tires,
$1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243
ISUZU P/ 90, 4 cyl eng, 5
spd, exc. cond. $1600 or
best offer (863)763-3966
TOYOTA TACOMA '97 manu-
al trans, 4 cyl, $3000 or
best offer863673-0057 or
(863)673-2558




FORD EXPLORER 1998 2dr
all power, IthrCD, cold a/c,
runs great. 131,000 miles
$2500. (863)983-6342
OTHER KX 125 1990 -
BRAND NEW TOP END
$700/or best offer
(863)675-1275




FACTORY OPEN Utility Trailer -
6' 4" X 12', 3,500 b. Axle,
..I. s o'..,e. $700.

TIRES 4EA 225-75-15 (e) rat-
ed fires and 4 new wheels
$350/or best offer
(863)517-2944




CHEVY VAN G20, '93 new
battery, new starter & new
tires, runs good, must see,
$1,000 firm. (863)612-5551
DODGE CARAVAN SPORT -
1998, Runs good, good tires
$3500 neg. (863)467-0458
DODGE CONVERSION VAN
2000 asking $4700
(863)675-0077 /674-1333
FORD Conversion Van -1999,
Hi top, new tires, excellent
condition, 71,000 miles
(863)763-2396
GMC 2500 Starcraft Good
tires, newly rebuilt Trans,
350 Locker by aamco. 350
eng Has blown head gas-
ket. $250 + tow away
(863)467-1663


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with your dild from
birlh o oge nine.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OEOECHoBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
20 0-CP-002
I DiNison: Pro ate

CLARA J.GAIN E
Deceased


me adminisBon of r esteof Cora
J Ganey, deceased, whose date of
death was November 2, 2008, and
whose soal security number is
28-565773, s pendn in he irct
Court for Oeechobee County, Roida
Probate Division, te address of which
is 312 Noth West 3rd Steet, Okee-
chohee, R0ida 34972 Te names
and ddress of ae personal repre-
sentaine and he persona representa-
's attorneyare set fh below
All creditors of he decedent and other
persons havnO claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of his noace is requred to be
served must filed ther clams wih thio
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
HROT PUBLICATION O THIS NOTICE
OR 30 AYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVOCE OF A COY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM,
Allo ther credsos of the decedent and
mads agant decedee's estate must
file heir cms with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE ATE OF THE
oST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS 0ET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY 3LAIM HLE TWO (2i YEARS O0
MORE A TER THE OECEENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED
he date of first bcaton of this nolsce
is March 250th, 2009
Personal mR resentaPve
KsithN Gainey
1926 New Haven Ave
Wellngton, FL 33414
Acrneyds fao Phso Representa fie
Howard K Coates, Jr
Honda Bar No 0714305
Asoneys faKedhN Gainey
me Coates Law Frm
12012 Sout Shore Boulevard, Ste. 101
Wellngoton FL 33d1
Tnephone (561) 3334911
Fax 561 333-9808
3145880 N3/25:4/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN ADD FOR
OETECHOBEE EOUNTI, FLORIDA
ProbaoeFU fioion
Case NO.: 2008-CP-23
INE ESTATE OF ANTHONO
H, GOMES. Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The odminisaaoon of the nEste of
ANTHONY H GOMES, deceased, whose
date of death was Apnl 5, 2008. Case
NuOmr 2008CP-23 is ending in the
Csrout Court o Okeechobee Bounty,
Rodai Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 NoNhwest Thsd Threet,
Okeeohobee, Ronda 34972 The names
and addresses of the Personal Represen-
tave and the Personal aRepresentaive's
attorney are set forh beow
All creditors of he Oecedent and oh-
0 persons having Oclaims or demands
against Oecedents Estate, on whom a
copy of this natise is reured to be
served must file ther clatis c wet the
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFR THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION O THIS NOTICE OR 30 OAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERCE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOCE ON THEM.
Al other credbors of the decedent and
other persons having lams or demands
aTanat deceden's estate must file their
cJms wdh es court WITHIN 3


ALL CLAIMS NOT 0 LEO WITHIN THE
TIME PERIOOS SET FORTH IN SECTION
33,702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRE
NOTHWITHSTANOING THE TIME PE-
3O0 SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
RLEO TWO 20 YEARS OR MORE AFTER
BAR0E0
The date of first pubcaion of this
noen is March 25 2009
AononloC Gomes
Personal Representa3e1
0232 Cresent Moon Court
Wmidesmere, Roida 34786







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN ADD FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 200ECPi41
IN RE ESTATE OF
RUM MARCELLE BROWN, 05A01
MARCELLE BROWN, a/s/a
MARCELLE FULENWIDER BROWN,
Deceased

iSummary deilslbaNonl)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hreby nofied Ohaan Order D
termining Homesead Stus of Rea
ropety and Order of Summary Ad-
minlsatlon has been entered in the
Estate of RUTH MARCELLE BROWN,

ceased, Fle Number 2009P-41, by
the Clrcui Court to Okeechobee
Co'noy, Flonda, Probate Divsion the
a of which Is 312 NW 320
Sweet, Ste 101, Okechobee, Flonda
34972, that the decedents date of
death s Januay 19 2009 hat the
toa estate consists of exempt home-
stead real proper and exempt per
soa property, that the names and
addresses of those to whom 0 has
been asor b sch oder are
RICKI LLAO ELL,
1142 SW 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Rl da 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI.
RED THAT:
l crediors of he decedent and other
ersons hang clams or demand
oagnst the e of deedent o-
r than those whom povsion for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Admnistratu must file their
clams wmhn this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE..
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PUCABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAI
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDEaTS DATE OF
DEATH I$ BARRED.
e date of te o firt pubiatlon of this
Noce is Mach 18,2009
Person Gavin Notice
Rcsl L BlaNoel
1142 S W 24h Avenue
Okeechobee, Rorda 34974
Attorney for Person Gng Notice
CONELYCONELY PA
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, onda 34973
By TomW Conely. III
FRlda Bar No 096482
312822 ON 318,25/09

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IN THEIECO COURT, NINETEENTH
JUOICIAn CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 20M8 CA 567
ANTHONY W.CONANT and
AMANDA CONANT, his wife,
PlantPffs
-vs-
CHAD WESLEY and CLAUDIA
BLADKENBAKER, etC., et al.,
Defendants
NoTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a n Judgment of Foreclosure
dated March 2 2009 entered by the
Crcuit Cart of Okeeoob0en County,
Hondan that certain case, the docket
number of wlich is 2000 CA 567,
where ANTHONY W CONANT and
AMANDA G. CONANT are Planes,
and CHAD WESLEY and CLAUDIA
BLANKENBAKER, are Defendants I,
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of CBrcult
Court, wll, on the 15t day of Aprl,
2009, at 1100 o'clock AM, or as
soon thereafter as the e may be
held, sell to Ge highest and best Jbd.
de for cash in he Jury Assenly
Room, 2nd Hoor, of te Okeechobee
County Judiial Ceter 312 NWK 3rd
Street, Okeehobee, Rnda, the fol-
lowingm descned re estate, soItuate,
, and being in Okeechobee
FM ori dy, Rda
The West 1/2 of Ge East 1/2 of the
North 112 of the Naoh 1/2 of Tract 11,
Section 13, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, SOUTHERN COLONI-
ZATION COMPANY, according to the
Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 4,
Page 3, mcsave, Public Recads of
Oeeohonee County, Rida
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus fron the sAe, If a0, other
than the property owner a of e date
of Ge s pendns must file a clam
within 00 days after the sae
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK








SFLORIDA, I ..D FOR



.SUNOUB BD abk orn, oedn
ImTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NI tEE Jof t ICI StaI of IRUIT
OF FLORIDA, INAND RIR,
OKEEUNOBEE COUNTY




CIVIL DIVCESIOFALE
Case No. prs to siCA-
eAntRUST ohi, a bank on aned un-
der00 e laws of e Strt Co of Oeeho
Puntff Rnd, I
ROYAL PALMS OF INDIAN RICoR,
LLo., a londa snboed Aas. ly eo ma-
SANDa h UNKNOWN NA BA SOWN-
Defendants


Sao rde is hn ereby Puant to ha,
=udgment of losur tur aedfff
envied in this cause on March 2.
D00, in te Blrcud e onrs of Okeecho-
bee County, Flida, I s sell e prop
aert soalmed in Okee hoee found by,
RHodadescnped a.
Lotdde 3, Block 48, of 1100 SSWO Un
5, according Fe the Plot thereof, as
re ceded in PI BoWl 3, of patg. 51,
of Hie Public Records of peeptcobe@
County, Florida
at public sal, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at floo am., on
Apnl 15, 2009, to Ge inhest bidder
for cash, except as set foth below, in
the ury assembly room, second floor
of Oe kr County JudciO l
Center 312 NW 30 Steet, Okecho-
bee, FL 334972
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 HLE A CLAIIM WITH
THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance wal the Americans mnti
Dsabolles Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
, I I. I 1.







Dated this 6hi day of March, 2009
Cleri of the Crust Court
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK
By, i nSanra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
314027 ON 031/25 0/01/09


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NOTICE OF VACANCIES
PLANNING BOARD/
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS
he Board of Colny Commissioners of Okechoe e County, Hoda is seeg in-
terested pesos for ao0in0tmeit to the Oeeob0ee County Rannmg BoardcBoand
I AdNustents and Appaens The appoinment of one or more regular or atemate
members for the remainder of a ree yearterm ea ng Mach 1,2010, or forhe
smandr of the aoernao e member's three yea ter eplong March 1, 011
This Board conducts puO c heanns and renders declMons on specoa ecepon.
vaianes and pes 0IblI heanngs pnor to mdng recommendations
to te Board of Couy Commissloners changes in oning and amendments to
he Caouny's land development regullons and comprehensive plan conders and
aroes certa site plans and development orders, and peorms oiTer duties a
Established by the County's land development regulations The Bard is also desIg-
ated as the Loc Planning Agency for the County Board members are apomted
to represent the pubie interest and must be residents of Okeeohobee County
applications may be obtained from the Coy Adnoitrato's Office on the second
foor of the Okeecnobee County Judicial Center at 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeehoee,
Flonda Appllcaons may also be downloaded Ifrom wwo .co.okeh.l.s
Completed arlcatons, along wh proof of residency in Oeechobee County must
oe submited to e County Admmstaforfs Office no later than 4 00 p m on ues-
00y, Apri 7,2009
Applications submitted shall be vid for these or other vacant posons that may
rccur on the Planning Board/ardrd of Adlustments and Appeals or other Okeecho-
ne County cizen boards dunng the net 12 months
it Befs, Jr, Charman
Board of County Commlssoners



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE


NINETEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKErEHOBEE COUOY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 28 CA 501
JUDGE: SHIELS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, formerly
BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK,
Plaitf
MICHAEL W. RICHER ana MICHAEL
W. RICHER, SR., and CYNTHIA M.
RICKER, nuband and wod,
Defendants


nTICE is hereby given hat prsuant to
the Summary nal Judgment of RFae-
Olosure and Sale entered i cause
pendg in te Circuit Court of the
NonfsenUt JudFical ircut, in and for
Okeechobee County, Flodrda Cad Ac-
ton umber 2008 CA 501, he under
sonled wGll sell the property
sad n said Cou desribedas
The NorD i of the Norh of Trat 32,
Season 17, TUwnNhp 34 South,
Rang 33 EaMs, OUeechdobe Couny,
Ronda, IcorEding the Plat threof
recorded In PI book 4, pages 3AD,
Inclusive, Publc RIecor of Oke-
NoieeC oun I, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all lth ImIprvemNIn
no or hereafter ereed on the
rprly,n andall easements, alpur.
.ns, and fitur now or ere-
aler a par of the property.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 11,00 o'clock AM
on the 1st day of Apdl, 200, in The
Jury Assembl Room located at he
Okeechobee Couny Judfica Cnt er
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 WITH-
IN 600 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
Datd ts 51 day of Febuary, 2009
Sharo Robertson
CleI of Court
By s Sanrae L Creech
Deputy CleWk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
McCARTHY SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOOD & SAWYER PA
2400 S E Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Florida 349
(772) 00286-1700
EMall rp@mcsumm or
oeys for Plaffiff
31 0011ON 03/18,25/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR RO REVIEW
2006-4 TRUST FUND.
Plafntiff,
vs CASE NO. 08-CA-99
MILTON MORENO
AVe/A MILTON R.MORENO, t al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF RECHEDULED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheddulng Feclosure Sale
dated Febmary 12, 2009 and entered in
Case NO 08- A-99 of the Circuit Court
of the NINETEENTH Judicial COrcul in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
when U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW
2006-4 TRUST FUND, is e Planiff and
MILTON MORENO AK/A MION N R MO-
RENO, MONICA MORENO, KING'S BAY
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INCOR-
PORATED; TENANT i1 NAVA RACHEL
DICKABRT are the Defendants, I will sel
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD00 STREET OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIA 34972 at 1100AM, on
the 15n day of A0pnl 2009, he ftlowng
des00bed propey as set fort In saed 0-
nal Judgment
BLOCK 4-, REPLAT OF KING'S BAY
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGES 97 THROUGH 99, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBE AS FOLLOWS,
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF LOT 19, BLOCK 4, PLAT
IF KING'S BAY ACCORDING TO THE
LAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
LAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH
A4, PUBUC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
EE COUNTY FLORIDA, SAID COR-
ER BEING THE POINT OF
BEGINNING THENCE BEAR NORTH
1 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 56 SEC-
NDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
F SAID LOT 19, A DISTANCE OF
263 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF
LOCK 4, THENCE BEAR NORTH 50
DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 77 45 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT
21, BLOCK 4; THENCE BEAR SCITH
39 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 00-
ONDS WENT ALONG THE EAST INE
OF SAID LOT 21, A DISTANCE OF
9000 FEET TO THE NORTH RLY
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST
43R STREET, THENCE BEAR S' TH
50 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 00-
ONDS EAST ALONG SAID NORTH ER-
LY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTMCE
OF 18 63 FEET TO A POINT OF UR-
VATURE OF A CIRCULAR ARC ON-
CAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST HAVI G A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 72 DEGREE 23
MINUTES 56 SECONDS, A RADIUS OF
40 00 FEET; A CHORD OF 47 25 EET
AND A CHORD BEARING OF 0S JTH
74 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 02 EC-
ONDS EAST, THENCE ALONG AID
ARC A DISTANCE OF 5054 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING
NKA 5265 SE 43RD STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claming an interest in the
surplus ftam he sale, if any, other
than the oprory owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens must file a clam
wamhin Asdy (60) days after nhe sa
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Coon February 24, 2009,
Staron Robertson
erk of the Circuit Court
By /S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
3119180N 3/25,4/1/09











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dF Ison: Fmil
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF
ANDREW PMERKER,
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3rd Street, Okeechobee Honda
34972 before service on Pelloner or
immediately thereafter I you fail to do
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312193 ON 34,11,18,25/0
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IN THE CIRCUIT COUaT OF THE 1rMt
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIV DIVISION
CASE NO.: AT.2008sCA.o0042e
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY A0S TRUSTEE FOR LONG
BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-10,
FREDA B LAURENT, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FREDA B LAURENT, JOHN
OOE; JANE OOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT|S| IN POSSESBIN F THE SUB-
JEUCT CPBRO 0 PE 005Y

Defendants
0 0 5EE OF FORUC 00NURE 0ALE


NOnTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a nal Judgment o Fo reclosure dated
the 2nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No -2008-A-00028, of he
Circu Court of the 19th Judlca Csrcuo
so and for Opeenooen Couffy, Flonda,
where DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR
LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2006-10 s the Plntff and FREDA B
LAURENT UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRE-
OA B LAURENT JOHN DOE, JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT-S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I will sell to he highest and
best bidder or cash at the OKEECHOBEE
NTY JUDICIAL CE NTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEEHOBEE, FLORIDA
34072 at 1100 a.m on the 8th day of
Ap0l, 209, e followingo described
property as set forh said FIna Judg-
ment, to w,
LOT 7, BLOCK 57, BASSWOOD, UNIT
, ACEORDONG TO THE PULAT RE-
CORDED IO PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE (S)
e, AS RECORDED N THE PUBOC
RECORDS OF OBTECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDO.
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY0 OTHER THAN THE PROPERLY
POWER AS OF THE 0A0E OF THE US
PENENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 600 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance ND the Americans with
DIabilles Act of 1990 (ADA),
Disabled persons who, because of
thar dlsabliies need special acon-
modlaton to partelpae in his pro-
seeding hold contact not later than
seven 071 days prior o he proceeding
Court Adnrisrlaat 250 NW Cmn-
t Club Dr, Prt St Luci, FR 34989
Phone 772-807-4370,
1-00-000955-8771 earno impaired} or
1-800-955-8770 voce impaired)
Dated this 5th da0 0 March, 009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Th Cirtuit Court
By./S/ SANORA L CREECH
Oepty Clerk


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 01TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COU FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE N.: 0CRA-93
CHASE HOME RNANCE, LLC,
Planetiff
CHARLES WHITCHURCH, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHARLES WHITCHURCH,
JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTSIS IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERy
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SA
NOICE I HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a R0na Judoment of orelosure daed
e ndday of March, 2009, ad entered
m Case No 0-CA-300, of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial rcut in and
for Oeerhoee County, Ronda, wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC s the
Plainti and CHARLES WHITCHURCH,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES
WHIBCHURCH, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defeoants. I wll sell to the highest and
best bidder ftr cash at the OKE0CHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100am on the 81h day of
Apnl, 2009, the following desmbed
property a set foth in said Final Judg.
meRnt, to it
LOT 36, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 39 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance woh the Am0ecans w0h
Dlsabldies Adt of 1990 (ADA) disabled
persons who, because of thr
disablSas need special accommoda-
aon to paricipa in this proceeding
should contact not later an seven (7
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
mnmlstrabon at 250 NW County Club
r, Pr St Loeo, FL 34989 Phone
772-807-4370, 1-800-955-8771
hearing imsaored) or 1.000-955-770
voice Hrrared)
Dated this 61h day of March 2009
Sharon Robenlon
Clerk of The Clrcut Court
By./S/SANRA L CREECH
Deputy Cle5i


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CICUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-00050
U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLD-
ERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES, 2006-8
Planotiff
LAZARO RIVER; MAIRA RIVERO; MI-
GUEL A TORANZO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MIGUEL A TORANO; JOHN DOE,
JANE 00OE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ER0Y
Denendats
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Rna Judgment of Foreclosure dated
he 200nd day of March, 2009, and eefired
in Case No, 47-2008-CA-00509, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judlca Circut
in and for 00eehobee County, Flonda,
where US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE
HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE
FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-8 is the
Plaintff and LAZARO RIVER MAIRA
RIVER, MIGUEL A TORANZO, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MIGUEL A TORAN-
ZO, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are de-
fendants I wll sell to Gie highest and
best bidder fr cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
ONO FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100oam on the 8th day of
Ap, 2009, the follomng descnbed
proprt as set fa in sand Final Judg
ment, to wft
LOT 11, LAZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
10 OF TE 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE

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Cle of The Crcuit Curt
BY. /SSANDRAL CREECH
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CRCIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-441
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A,
PlaUn00
BINH T NGUYEN, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BINH T NGUYEN AIK/A IOING NGUY-
EN; JOHN DOE, JANE OE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT(S0 IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a rnad Judgment of Foreclosure dated
he 200nd day of March, 2009, and entered
in Case No. 2007-CA-441, of the Circuit
Court of the 19h Judicl Circu in and
to Oeehobee County, Ronda, wheran
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A, Is the Plainff
and BINH T NGUYEN, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BINH T NGUYEN ADOA IO-
ING NGUYEN, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS$ IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are don-
dants I will sell to the highest and best
idder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SEC-
OND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 1100 am on the 8th day of
Apnl, 2009, the follawng desmbed
poperty set fth In said Final Judg,
ment, to wft
PARCEL 48, BRIOLEWOOD RANCHES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PULAT BOOK 7, PAGE
34, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE 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 US
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE

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Sharon Robertsan
Clerof The Clrct Court
By'/S/SANoRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk




CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000542
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLG,
Pa Bi
JOSEPH UNDERHILL AWA JOSEPH A
UNDERHILL III BASSWOOD HOME
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMI
NEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FINANCIAL
CORPORATION UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOSEPH A UNDERHILL A/K/A JOSEPH A
UNOERHILL II, UNKNOWN TENANTS)
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March 209, and entered
in Case No 08-CA-93 of the Circuit
Court of the 19h Judcal Circuit i and
for Okeechobee County, Flonda, wherein
AURORA LON SERVICES LLC s Me
Plantiff and JOSEPH UNDERHILL A/K/A
JJOSEPH A UNDERHILL, II, BASS-
WOOD HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
INC, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS
RATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST MAGNUS FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPH A UNDERHILL
A/PA JOSEPH A UNOERHILL III, N-
KNOWN TENANTS) AIK/A ALEX PALAT
OHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) N POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendant I
wllsell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3rd STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM SECOND
FLOOR OKEECHOBEE FLORIOA 34972
at 1100 am on the 0Bh day of Apnl
2009 the following described property
as set forth in sad inal Judgment to

LOT 51, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD UNIT
5, ACCORDING TO TE PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51
AS RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS O OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
N THE SURPLUS FROM TE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WTH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
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Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Clrcuot Court
By/SSANDRA L CREECH
Oeputy Clerk









OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-64
U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA A
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION ABE
2006-HE1
Planff
DENISE D BUFFALO, ROY HUDSON
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGSTRA-
TION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR ACCREDITED HOME
LENDERS INC UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DENISE D BUFFALO UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ROY HUDSON JOHN DOE
JANE OE AS UNKNOWN TENANT S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY
ODefendants





CA-6y, of the ClrcuA Court of the 19Th
RE-NET/CA OT FORAECALARENEAL




Judical Crcuit in and for Okeechobee
onty, Florda where U S BANK NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
FOR BANK OF AMERICA, A NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION A FC 2006-HE1 is Me
Plaintiff and DOESE D BUFFALO, ROY
HUDSON, MOS GAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPO-
RATED AS NOMI EE FOR ACCREDITED
HOME LENDER INC, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEE SE D BUFFALO UN-
KNOWN SPOUS OF ROY HUDSON
JOHN DOE, JAN DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN OSSESION OF THE
SUBJECT PROP RTY are defendants I
wllsell to the h est and best bidder for
cash at the OKE HOBEE COUNTY JUO
CIAL CENTER 12 NW 3RO STREET
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM SECOND
FLOOR OKEEGHuBEE, FLORIDA 534972
at 1100 am on the 15S1 day of Apnl
2009, the following descnbed property
as set forth in sad Final Judgment to

A TRACT OF LAND IN SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: THE WESTERN ONE-HALF OF
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PAR-
CEL, COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF SECTION 12,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 34
EAST, THENCE RUN SOUTH 00OB'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 1386 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 9ON0O' WEST A
DISTANCE OF 2046 PEET TO POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH S90' WEST A DISTANCE OF
330 EET, THENCE SOUTH 00oO'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 1244.6 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH B9040' EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 330 PEET, THENCE NORTH
00008' EAST A DISTANCE 1244.6
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID
TRACT LYING IN AND COMPRISING A
PART OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS
TRACT 6B OF TROPICAL ACRES
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM TE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAM WITH
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabllt es Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled
person who, because o their
dlsabllOes need special accommoda-
10on to parcpa in th proceed ng
should contact not later than seven (7)
days pnor to the proceeding Court Ad-
instraton at 77207 4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impared or
1-00-955-770 (voice impaired)
Dated Asr 3rd day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circuit Court
By SSANDRA L CREECH
deputy Clerk


CASE NO.: 47-200B-CA-00042
TAYLORBEAN &WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP
Plants
vS
JULIET R WARD, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TROIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN-
CORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR
GAGE ORP, SHIFT 4 INC AS TRUSTEE
FOR TRUST #1001 UNDER PROVISIONS
OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
09/12/07 AND KNOWN AS #1001
SHIFT 4 INC AS TRUSTEE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JULIET WARD, JOHN DOE
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP
ERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March 20E9, and entered
n Case No 47 200 CA 000429 of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judical Circui
in and for Okeechobee County, onda
where TAYLOR BEAN & WHITAKE
MORTGAGE CORP is the Planiff and
JULIET R WARD, MORTGAGE ELEC-
RONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS IN
CORPORATE AS NOMINEE FOR
TAYLOR BEAN M WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE CORP SHIT 4 INC AS TRUSTEE
FOR TRUST #1001 UNDER PROVISIONS
OF A TRUST AGREEMENT OATED
09/12/07 AND KNOWN AS #1001
SHIFT 4 INC AS TRUSTEE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JULIET WARD, JOHN DOE
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION O THE SUBJECT PROP
ERTY are defendants I will sell to Ite
highest and bet bidder for ah at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR
OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA34972 AT 11 00
am n Te 15th day o Arl, 2009, the
folowng descbed property as set forth
in said FInl
LOT 15, BLOCK 56, BASSWOOD, INC,
UNIT NO. 5 ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 51, 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 TE O THE DATE OF TLIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
6B DAYS AFTER THE SALE
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Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Me Crcuit Court
By /Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk







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IN THE CIRCUIT CURT OF THE 19T H
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.; 47-2008-CA-000651
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
TRUST COMPANY, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK
TRUST COMPANY, NA AS SUCCESSOR
To JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA AS
TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2005RZA
Plalntff
ELIZABETH PINEIRO UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH PINEPRO AWA
RAIMEL ROOI GUEZ, UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS), IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JEC SOPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a nal Judgment of Foreosure dated
the 2nd day of March 2009, and entered
in Case No 47-200-CA-00061, of Ie
Cir Court of e 19Th Judical Crue
in and for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
where THE BANK OF NEW YORK MEL-
LON TRUST COMPANY NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION FKA THE BANK OF NEW
YORK TRUST COMPANY N A AS SUC-
CESSOR TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK
N A AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2005RZ4
Sthe Plant and ELIZABETH PINEIRO
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH
PEIRO A/K/A RAIMEL RODRIGUEZ
UNKNOWN TENANTS JOHN DOE
JANE DOE AS LENKNOWN ANT(S) I
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants I will sell to the
highest and best bdder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUIOIAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW 3RD STREET, JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR
OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA34972 AT 11 00
am on Te 15th day of Aprl, 2009, the
llowng described property as set forth
in sad Final
LOT 20 BLOCK 5, COUNTRY HILLS
ESTATES ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4 PAGE 97, 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 AT THE DATE OF TLIS
PENOENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
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Sharon Robertson
Clerk of e Crcuit Courh
By /S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
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CASE NO.: UT-CA-5S
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
PlalnrA
MICHELE A POST, COTTAGES AT THE
LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION,
INO, ROMA LEE KRAUSE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHELE A POST, UN
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ROMA LEE
KRAUSE, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT IN OBSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT P UROERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ursuant to
a Final Judgment of Forecasure dated
Me 15th day of December 200A and en-
tered in Case No 0S CA 85, of Me Cir
cult Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee ounty Florida
where C E HOM FINANE,LLC is
the Platiff and MICHELE A POST COT-
TAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION INC ROMA LEE
KRAUSE, JOHN DOE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHELE A POST, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ROMA LEE
KRAUSE, JOHN OE, JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen
dants I will sell to the highest and best
bdder for cash at STe OKEEHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
I3R STREET JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM
SECOND FLOOR OKEECHOBEE FLORI-
DA 34972, at 11 00 a m on the Sth day
of Apnl, 2009, Ihe following descnbed
property as set forh n sad Final Judg-
ment to wt




MON ELrMENTS APPU TENANT
THERETO ACCORDANC WITH
AND UBJT TO THE COV NAITS,
REST ICTI S, LIMITATION ON-
DITIO IS A D USES, TERN, AND
OTHER PROVISIONS OF TF OEC-
LARA IN F CONDOMINI A FOR
COI ES T THE LAKE, A ONDO-
MINIU I CORDED IN 0 ICIAL
RECO S OOK 605, PAG 228,
OKEEC OB" COUNTY, F ORIRA
PUBLIC RE RSA TOGETH WITH
ALL T E A. URTENANCES T THAT
UNIT, UBJ CT HOWEVER T THE
PROVE ONS OF THi DECLARATION
OFCO DOMINIUM.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
N THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, I
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF TE DATE OF THE LIS
PENENS MUST FILE A CLAM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance wah the Amnencans with
Disablties Act of 1990 (ADA) disabled







SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of The Circult Court
By/S/SANORA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE19TH
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO 4-200B-CA-000466
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION
PlantCff
BRIAN C KROMREY CO AGES AT THE
LAKE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION
INC, MICHELLE A POST-KROMREY
JOHN DOE JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a ina Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March 2009 and entered
n Case No 47-2008-GA-000466 of Me
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial CorCUt
in and for CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC
ithe PlanMf and BRIAN C KROMREY
COTTAGES AT THE LAKE CONDOMIN-
IUM ASSOCIATION, INC, MICHELLE A
POST-KROMRY, JOHN DOE JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants I wll 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 am on the tO day of
Apl, 2009, the following desnbed
property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit
THAT CERTAIN CONDOMINI IM PAR-
CEL COMPOSED OF UNIT COT
TAGES AT THE LA A
CONDOMINIUM, AND AN Ul VIDED
INTEREST ORH SHAE IN T COM-
MON ELEMENTS APPU TENANT
THERETO IN ACCORDANCE WIT
THE SUBJECT TO THE COV NANT
RESTRICTIONS, LIMITATION CO -
DITIONS AND USES, TER. AN)
OTHER PROVISIONS OF T E -
LARATION OF CONDOMINI R-
CORDED IN OFFICIAL R. ORD
COUNTY, LORIDA UBLI
RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH ALL TH
APPURTNENANCES TO THAT UN ,
SUBJECT, HOWEVER, TO THE PROVE
SIONS OF THE DECLARATION 0
CONDOMINIUM
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LI
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH
IN 0O DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In accordance with the Amencans with
Dsablties Act o 1990 ADA, Osabled
persons who, because of their
dsabltes need special acconmmoda
bon to participate n tls proceeding
should contact not later than seven (7)
days prior to the proceeding Court Ad
ministration at 772-07-4370,
1-600-955-8771 (hearing impaired) or
1 800 9556 770(voce impared)
Dated this 5th day of March 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clak of The Crcmu Court
By /S/SANDRAL SCREECH
Deputy Clerk






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DIVISION: CIvIl Division
LIVE OAK TRUST INC,
A Fonda Comrporation
Plainiff
MARIER GEORGIAN,
Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order of Final Judgment o Foreclo-
sure dated March 2 2009, and entered in
Case No 2008CA-702 of the Circuit
Court in and for OKEE HOBEE Coun
Flonda where LIVE OAK TRUST, INC
a Florida Coporation is the Plantiff and
MARIE R GEORGIAN is th efenant, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash n the Jury Assembly Room of the
Okeechobee Couny Judical Center 312
NW Third Street, Okeechoe, Flonda at
11 clock AM on he 15th day of Apnl,
2009, the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Fina Judg
ment, to wit

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NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY S SOL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI-

JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A C LAIM
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY RE-
MAINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR-
SELF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP-
RESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEi, 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, Flonda
5his 6th day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /S/SANORA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES






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CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-104
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP III
Pladntiff
LEROY W WISE, MICHELE R WISE
MORTGAGE CORPORATION OF AMERI
CA, JOHN DOE JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTSIS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 2nd day of March 2009 and entered
in Case No 47-200-CA-104, the Cir-
cut Court of the 19th Judical Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County Florida
where HOUSEHOLD FINANCE ORP III
is the Plaintiff and LEROY W WISE MI
CHELE R WISE, MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION OF AMERICA JOHN DOE JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants I will sell to the highest
and best bidder cash at e OKE
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER
312 NW 3rd STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 1100 am on the
15t day of April, 2009 the following
descned property a set forth in sad F
nal Judgment, o wit
BegSnnn at Ihe Southwe corner of
the Northwest of the Northwest
of the Southeast I of Section 4,
Township 35 South, Range 35 East,
beoa North 56'43" West a ds-
tance of 238.78 feet; thence bear
Norh 01'00 Eas1 a distance of
730.02 feet: thence bear South
8956'55" East a distance of 330.00
feel, thence bear South 0135'00"
West a distance of 730.04 feet;
thence bear North 8956'43" West a
distance of 9122 feet to the Point of
Beginning.
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT for
ingress and egress over and across
the ewm/ng described proEMerty
Commene at the Southeast Corn
of the Northeast / of Section 4,
Township 36 South Range 35 East,
and bear South 8056 3East along
the Section lIne a distance of
91.22 feet to the P.B. Thence con-
t0nue Souh 8956'43" East along the
% Section line a distance of 1890.31
feet; thence bear North 01233'06"
East a distance of 114029 feel,
more or less, to the mtersecton with
the North boundary of Gol/neW
Drive, hence bear North 89'56'43"
West a distance of 30 feet; thence
bear south 01330" East a distance
of 107029 feet, thence bear North
8956555" West a distance of
1860.31 feet; thence bear South
01 35' West a distance of 70 eet to
the RO.B.
TOGETHER WITH A 1994 SKYLDOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN
05F630117TH AND 5F630117HB
LOCATED THEREON
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 00 DAYS AFIER THE SALE
In accordance with the Americans with
Disab es Act of 1990 ADA, Dsabled







Sharon Robertson
Cler of The ircu Court
By /S/ANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk


CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000584
WELLS FARGO BANK. NA,

ANN E SWITZER, etal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO ANNE SWITZER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
13000 US HI hway 441 SE
Okeechobee, L34974-5490
CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDOUL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
operty n OKrEEHOBEE County, Flon

LOT 3, FLYING I ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 37,
PUBLIC RECORDS OP OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.











Okeechobee News
week for wo conseculle weeks o the
WITNESS my hanand the seal f the
Court on this 1 ah day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of e Court
By Arene Neal
Deputy Clerk
Floria default Law Group PL
PO Box 25018
Tampa .F 33622-5018
In accordance with Ihe Americans with
DisabltOes Act, person needing a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in
tis proceeding should contact the
Deputy iourl AminiIrator whose of-
fice is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112, 1700 Monroe
Street Fort Miers, Florda 33901, tele
phone number (813)335- 229;
1-800-955-B771 (TD or
1-00-55-677110 (v), via Plorlda Relay
Serce, not laloer than seven (7) ays
aror to this iroceedIng
3124 ON 3/18,25/09



LEGAL NOTICE







1908 Green Ford Explorer
1FMZU35P7WZB76354
1997 Mercur Cougar
1 MELM62W3VH628549
Terms of sale are cash and no checks
w be acced The seller reserves
the nMht f fInal bid All sales are final
No refunds wll be made Sald automo
bless will be sold in "AS IS' with no
guarantees
314902 ON 325/09


CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 47-2009-ca-000113
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHAT-
TAIN MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Pla nff
RAMIRORODRIGUEZ, metal,
Detendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
Okeechobee FL 34974 5490


ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAL OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YO ARE NOTIFIED that an aclon to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
propry in OKEECHOBEE County Flon-
da
LOT 17, BLOCK 8, OAK PARK SUBDI-
ISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORD IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 3, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, PFLORIDA











wek for o co wee he
Okeechobee News



Sharon Robertson
Clerk ou of the Court
By Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk



In accordance e wi mericans wilh
Disablltles Act, persons needin a se-
clal accommodal0on o parNt cpate In
this proceeding should contact Ihe
Deputy Court Admministator whose of-
fice i located at Lee County Justlice
Center, Room 3112. 1700 Monroe
Street t Myers, Florda 33901, tele-
phone number (813)335-2299,
1-600-955-8771 (TODD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v, via Florida Relay
Serve, nol later than seven (7) days
prior to this proceeding.
313449 ON 3/16,25/09


BAEW LOAN SERVICING LL S A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COM
PANY
PlaintpiA
vs CASE NO 2008 CA 601
IMTIAZ AL UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et al
Deendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated March 2 2009, entered in
Civil Case No 2008-CA-601 of the
rcut Court of e Nneenth Judicial
C rcut in and for Okeechobee County,
Floria where BYIEW LOAN SER-
VICING LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY Plantiff, and IM-
TIAZ ALI,s the defendant
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash in
the Jury Assemby Room, Second Flor
of the Okeechobee County Judal Cen
ter 312 NW 3rd Street, keechobee, FL
34972 at 100 am on the 15o day of
April, 2009 foe allowing descnd real
property as set forth In said Final Sum-
mary Judgment,towit
THE SOUTH 110.00 FEET TO THAT
PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE
SOUTH EAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC.
TION 21, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 172, PAGE
553, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE EAST 1/4 OF
SAID SECTION 21, BEAR SOUTH
0000 '58" WEST ALONG THE EAST
LINE OFP AID SECTION 21, A DIS-
TANCE OF 811.60 FEET O THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE ALONG APORESAID LINE A
DISTANCE OF 110.00 FEET, THENCE
BEAR SOUTH 89552'39 WEST A DIS
STANCE O 357 31 FEET TO THE EAST
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD NO.
15 AND U.S. 441; THENCE NORTH
0008'30" EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF-WAY A DISTANCE OF 110.00
FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH
8M5209" EAST A DISTANCE OF
357.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.







WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
courton March 6, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
/S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Planiff
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Deutche Bank Naonal Trust Company
as indenture Trustee for Amercan
Home Mortgage Investment Trust
2005-1 Mortgage-Backed Notes, S
nes2005 1,
Plantiff,








mants
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION ORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO Okeechobee Homeowners Assocla-
tion Inc





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respective unknown heirs, devases,
grantees, assignees, crtodars, Il enors,






YOU AR HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
ion has been commenced to freclose
a mortgage on te following real prop-
erty, lying and being and stuated in
Okeechobee County, Florda, more
particularly desnb as follows
LOT 23 AND THE SOUTH 55 FEET OF
LOT 22 TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
39 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEEGHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA

















SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts
By Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
313336 ON 3/18,25/09

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


READING A


NEWSPAPER...


helps you understand the 1
world around you. ii


Jensen Beach takes over first place


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent read-
ing with your hild from
birth to age nine.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-575
DIVISION Clol Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC
A lora Coorpaton
Plantff
DUDLEY R KIRTON OKEECHOBEE
FEED, IN, AND HGHLANDS INDEPEN-
DENT BANK
Defendant

PURSANT TO CHAPTER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant t
an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclo
sure dated March 2, 2009, and entered in
Case No 200-CA-575 of Me Circuit
Court in and for OKEECHOBEE Cou
Flonda where SOUTHERN HOM-
SITES, INC a Flonda Corporaton is the
Plantiff and DUDLEY R KIRTON, OKEE
GHOBEE FEED, INCO, and HIGHLANDS
INDEPENDENT BANK ar e h efean
Sell to the ghest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room of
the Okeechobee County Judicial Center
312 NW Third Street, Okeechoe, Flon
da at 11 o'clockl AM on the 8h day of
Apnl, 2009, e following descnbed
property as set forth in said Order or F
na Judgment, to wit



Flonda
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLO AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAY-
MENT OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTI-
TLED TO BE PAID FROM THE SALE
PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO THIS FINAL
JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS
REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK
NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY RE-
MAINING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS YOUR-
SELF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
HAVE A LAWYER OR ANY OTHER REP-
RESENTATION AND YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO ASSIGN YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE
ELSE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM
ANY MONEY TO WHIH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK
OF THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE FORECLOSURE
SALE THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE
REGISTRY OF THE COURT



SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY /S/SANDRAL CREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES





How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News

Josh Ziemba and Cameron Tewks-
bury hooked up in a good pitchers
duel Monday and Jensen had a few
things go their way in a 2-0 Falcons
victory.
Ziemba tossed a two hit shutout
and struck out 11 for the Falcons (9-3).
Tewksbury pitched four solid innings
and struck out seven for Okeechobee,
(8-7).
Jensen improved to 6-1 in the dis-
trict while Okeechobee fell to 6-2.
"We just couldn't hit the guy. We
smoked the ball a couple of times and
had nothing to show for it," Brahmans
Coach Dylan Tedders said.
In one instance Drew Selvey
reached on a base hit and appeared


headed to third base when Brice
Buckner laced a ball toward right
field. Selvey though couldn't get out
of the way of the ball and was struck
on the ankle. That play deprived
Okeechobee of a big scoring chance
early in the game. In another incident
Jonathan Crawford laced a ball off the
forearm of Ziemba on the mound. It
deflected right to the first baseman
and Crawford was out.
"I felt Cameron threw the ball real
well. He gave up two runs on a hit and
run play as Justin Wood hit a double
down the line in right. It was just a
foot inside the line," Tedders noted.
Tewksbury scattered three hits in
his four innings. Crawford came on to
pitch two shutout innings. He struck
out three and allowed just one hit.


"It was a clean game. Neither team
made errors. We had a couple of op-
portunities but we couldn't capitalize.
He made good pitches. Soft tosser. He
had a low 80s fast ball, a curve and
change. When he got in trouble he
went to the soft stuff away and we
couldn't adjust," Tedders noted.
Drew Selvey was 1-3 at the plate.
Brice Buckner went 1-2 and was hit
by a pitch.
Ziemba has thrown four consecu-
tive shutouts for the Falcons.
Okeechobee returns home to play
a double header with Suncoast on Fri
day. The first game is set for 3 p.m.
and the second game begins at 5:30
p.m.


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The boys won their match (7-0)
and didn't lose a set all afternoon.
The girls also won (7-0) and lost
just one set all afternoon.
Corey White won the boy's
top seed match over Nolan Jah-
na, 6-0, and 6-0. Zach Fowler de-
feated Mitchell Guernott 6-0, and
6-0. Kyle Lunt defeated Kyle Jahna
6-0, and 6-1.
Alex Nielson had a competitive
match with Michael Hill. Nielson,
(7-3 this year) won in straight sets
6-2, 6-2. He noted his opponent
made a lot of good shots and kept
him thinking all afternoon.
"The match probably could
have gone a little better. I could


overdrive with some nice passing
shots and first serves. He won the
match after a deuce point in the
eighth game.
Nielson said as a senior it is
harder to concentrate. He noted
he has to work hard because this
is his last chance to play tennis in
high school, "There's always stuff
to work on. As soon as you think
there's nothing to work on, you're
not ready to play."
Max Norman completed the
sweep for Okeechobee boy's
singles with a 6-0, and 6-3 vic-
tory over Robert Brown. Nor-
man swept Brown in the first set
thanks to solid serves, and a lack


first game of the second set on a
passing shot and never trailed in
the second set. Brown did close
.i . ., .-2 when he held serve
,, II.- r.ill. game. Norman won
the sixth game after a deuce point
and went on from there. He won
the match on a double fault.
In doubles the team of Nor-
man and Austin Willard defeated
Nolan Jahna and Michael Hill 8-1.
The team of Nielson and Jona-
than Hudoff defeated Guernott
and Brown, 8-1.
The girls had an easy afternoon
other than top seed Kari Berger.
Berger defeated previously un-
beaten Angie Carrillo in a tough


........... have hit better shots but overall it of unforced errors. "I felt really three set match, 1-6, 6-4, and 6-2.
Murphy ,.' "--'1 mt ih he noted, good today. I feel like I haven't hit Shaina Ragamat defeated Kayla
Max Norman got some mo- 1~ ,, out to a 3-0 the ball well this year, but today I Lockhart 6-1, and 6-2. Alisha Wil-
mentum with an easy straight lead in the first set before a cou felt I did." cox defeated Heather Bass 6 0,
set win over Robert Brown. ple of unforced errors at the net Norman said he made a lot and 6-1. Katie Walker defeated
By Charles M. Murphy helped Hill win two games. Niel- of unforced errors in the second Quinterica Gordon 6-1, and 6-2.
Okeechobee News son broke serve at set point to set and he is working to be more Liz Turner defeated Mariah Hodge
keec ee News take the first set. consistent from shot to shot, "I've 6-2, and 6-0.
Okeechobee High School im- The second set also had com- had some tough matches this Okeechobee swept the dou-
proved to (10-1) in boy's tennis, petitive moments. Hill held serve year. It felt good to win. We have bles matches as well. Berger and
and (9-2) in girl's tennis when and broke Nielson's serve in the a great coaching staff this year Walker defeated Carrilloand Lock
they defeated the Avon Park Red first game to even the set at 2-2. they are really helping us." hart 8-4. Ragamat and Wilcox de-
Devils on Monday afternoon. From there Nielson kicked it into Norman broke Brown in the feated Bass and Gordon 8-1.

Okeechobee well represented on All Conference teams

By Charles M. Murphy very often." three point shooting percentage "Coreyworked hard every day,
Okeechobee News Enrico said his remaining play- in a season. He hit 50-105 shots hurt or not. He didn't excel at
ne and Cre Wt ers are already working out for behind the arc this year, a 48 per- all of his sports, but he was very
David Jeune and Corey White the off season to get better. He ,i , .. ,. good," Coach Enrico said.
were both named to the All Trea said despite the loss of Jeune, his i . ... he was disap- Other members on the first
sure Lake Conference team voted program is headed in the right di- pointed that Jeune wasn't named team all conference squad was
by area coaches last week. reaction. the best player in the area, "He Jay Williams of Jensen Beach,
June and White, both se- Jeune had 27 double doubles, deserves it. Unfortunately Sebas- Luke Walters of John Carroll, Lu-
niors, were key contributors for points and rebounds this year. He tian River's William Wilson won their Robinson of Westwood, and
Okeechobee in the past fewyears. also had a triple double with 24 it. David had the best statistics all Earl Watson of Fort Pierce Cen-
Jeune, a Division I prospect, and points, 16 rebounds and 13 as- around. No one even came close tral. Eric Smith of Jensen Beach
White, a three sport athlete, were sists in a blow out victory over in rebounds," he noted. won Coach of the year.
both critical players for the Brah- Lake Placid. Je-n orA ?i 91 4 points, Jeune and White were sched-
mans. Jeune was named to the Jeune also leaves the high 14.7 i .. i ., 1 1.6 uled to play Friday night in the
first team, and White was an hon- school with 11 school records. He steals per game. All of them led Treasure Coast All Star Game at
orable mention, holds the records for free throws the Brahmans. Indian River State College. Jeune
"What can you say about made and attempted in a season, White also drew praise for his will not play as he was selected
them, theywill bothbehardtore- in a game and in a career. He work ethic and attitude. Coach this week to play in the North
place," Brahmans Coach Jon En- also holds the record for more re- Enrico noted White was very South Florida All Star game to be
rico noted, "Next year we might bounds in a season, breaking his good in three sports and is now pi.- ... -ii .... ,i .
have to have a more team game. own record twice. This year he drawing attention from colleges ..r, i i ,i ,ch one
It will take more than one guy to had 426 rebounds. He grabbed as a tennis player. White also was of the tea.... ,i r.i ..ne at
replace David. He is an athlete 1,388 rebounds in his career. Je- accepted by Florida State Univer- IRSC in Ft I ,-.. II.. lp.'ii time
you won't see come through here une also holds the records for sity on an academic scholarship. is set for 7:30 p.m.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

Golf results: PI.G.S. strong, Stan Lough.
O.L.G.A. Bowmaker March
League 12: First place team Wannetta
P.I.G.S. League March 9: First Johnson, Shirley Esterline and
place Ida Curtis. Second place Paula Fisher. Second place team
Doug Sturdivent. Last place Levi Saba Curren, Eilene Hammond,
Clem. Fran Dierig.
Closest to the pin: Paul DeW- P.I.G.S. League March 13:
itte (3), Jack Forde. First place Clyde Price. Second
O.L.G.A. Bob's, Birdies and place Kenny Curran. Last place
Pars March 10: First place- Von- (tie) Paul DeWitte and Sunni
nie Maines. Second place Kay Adams.
Duball. Third place (tie) Joyce Closest to the pin: Russ Ad-
Huffman and Janice Rhyme. ams, Levi Clem, Harry White,
Chip-Ins: Saba Curren #17, John Lucarelli.
Kay Duball #13. Gold Tea League -March 6:
P.I.G.S. League March 11: First place H .. "' I Second
First place Russ Papy. Second place (tie) -J -1 1 ,., H. Shel-
place Max Sherry. Last place kie. Third place (tie) L. Cox, M.
(tie) Doug Sturdivent and Ron Desaulriers, V Johnson.
Tanner. Gold Tee oi"n- MNarh 13:
Closest to the pin: Rich Max- First place '1 I. ..I.. ,. C.
well, Geno Decerio, J.C. Arm- Hendron. Third place B. Meyer.


Fourth place V Johnson.
O.L.G.A. Best 3 March 17:
First place Vonnie Maines. Sec-
ond place (tie) r'", McAlin-
den and Joyce u .-.ii..... Third
place Saba Curren.
Chip-Ins: Paula Fisher.
P.IG.S. League March 18:
First place Max Sherry. Second
place George Earl Goudy. Last
place Billy Crum.
Closest to the pin: Kenny Cur-
ran (2), Max Sherry, Mike Mulker-
rin.
O.L.G.A. Scramble and month-
ly meeting March 19: First place
team- Carol Seiser, Wanetta John-
son, Kay Duball. Second place
team Sunni Adams, Joyce Huff-
man, Eileen Hammond. Third
place team Nancy McAlinden,
Saba Curren, Janice Rhyme, Fran
Dierig.


P.I.G.S. League March 20:
First place Joe Albreckta. Second
place Billy Crum. Last place (tie):
Paul DeWitte and Russ Adams.
Closest to the pin: Russ Adams,
Kenny Curran, Joe Albreckta, Paul
DeWitte.
Last week on Friday, Joe Al-
breckta got a Hole-In-One on #8.
Congratulations Joe.


"All of the girls were ready to
play today and it showed from
the first point," Coach Morgan
Ungerott said, "Kari had a rough
start, but once she settled down
she took control and never looked
back. She handed her opponent
her first loss of the season."
The tennis teams travel to
Martin County on Monday, March
30, and return home on Tuesday,
March 31 to host Treasure Coast.


Alex Nielson showed off his
repertoire of shots in a vic-
tory over Avon Park.


Badcock more
HOME UPl lNIT UimE

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Two on All Conference basketball team


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's
Monica Koger and Dorothy Bur-
khardt were voted in to the All
Treasure Lake Conference Girls
Basketball squad last week.
Burkhardt, a senior, will play
Friday in a Treasure Coast All Star
game at Indian River State Col-
lege in Fort Pierce. Burkardt had
a solid career and averaged 9.5
points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.6 as-
sists per game during her senior
year. She was named honorable
mention.
Koger, a junior, was named to
the second team. Koger led the


per contest. She also averaged 3.8
steals per game.
The Brahmans enjoyed one of
their better seasons with a 15-9
record. However, they bowed out
in the first round of their district
tournament.
"They were both good players
for us this year," Brahmans Coach
Tony Sherlock said, "I was happy
with what they did. They did a
good job for us."
Sherlock said his squad was
very close to earning a post sea-
son berth this year. He said a
close overtime loss at Suncoast
cost his team a good opening
round match up in the district


that his returning cast, will keep
the program headed in the right
direction.
"The girls played to their po-
tential in most of the games this
year. We let a few of them get
away, including the Suncoast
game," he stated.
Also named to the All Confer
ence squad were Terrice Robin-
son of Ft. Pierce Central, Brittni
Montgomery of Ft. Pierce Central,
Brandy Montgomery of Lincoln
Park Academy, an eighth grader,
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