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Man accused of
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Community Events....................... 6
Crossword 14
Obituaries 6
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Speak Out 4
Sports 16, 23, 24
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EECHOBEE NEWS
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 500 Plus tax


County commission may increase fees


Planning fees may double
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Commissioners will be considering increas-
ing fees for the planning and animal control
departments as well as a franchise agreement
with Florida Power and Light (FP&L) at their
Thursday meeting.
The planning department will be presenting
an updated fee schedule to the commissioners.
The planning department fees have not been
updated for some time. In most cases, exist-
ing fees would be increased by 100 percent or
more. New fees have also been proposed. The
proposed fee schedule also includes fees for
fire/rescue to review site plan applications.


If you go ...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commissioners
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, April 9
Where: Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.
9th Ave.
The proposed updated animal control or-
dinance, in addition bringing the county ordi-
nance into compliance with current state law,
would also call for an increase in fees. In ad-
dition, it states that an animal control officer
does not have to have a search warrant to en-
ter private property if they have probable cause


to suspect violations. The proposed ordinance
also concerns procedures dealing with feral
cats.
The franchise agreement gives FP&L the
non-exclusive right to operate in the county.
With certain exceptions FP&L would pay the
county 5.9 percent of the revenues collected in
the county. Turning to a matter that has been
ongoing for several years, the board will at
tempt to resolve an impasse in collective bar-
gaining between the county and the union
representing fire/rescue. The county adminis-
trator's position is that the county should con-
tinue its "at will" policy dealing with termina-
tion of employees. The union is requesting a
policy of "just cause" for disciplinary actions
See COUNTY Page 15




Okeechobee News


OKEECHOBEE


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Neighborhood Watch
A new Neighborhood Watch Crime Prevention program has been started at the Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park. On
hand Tuesday, April 7, for the posting of a Neighborhood Watch sign were park residents (left to right) Ron Stewart,
Dorothy Hiscock, Sue Fussell and Dan Fussell. Also on hand from the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Citizens on
Patrol (COP) program were (in white uniform shirts) Captain Bette Foster and David Anderson.


Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Sunny with a high near 74.
Winds will be calm becoming north around
5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear with a low around
47. Winds will be from the east southeast
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 80.
Winds will be calm becoming southeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low
around 58. Winds will be from the southeast
between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near
85. Winds will be from the south southeast
between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 64. Winds will be from the south
southeast around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 88 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Winds will be from the south around 5
mph becoming northwest.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, with
a low around 62 and winds from the east
around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
89. North wind around 5 mph becoming
east.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 2-9-7; Play 4: 0-6-1-6; Fantasy 5:
12-18-20-29-33; Mega Money: 1-21-23-32
MB 3; Florida Lotto: 8-16-31-37-45-48;
Powerball: 14-21-50-57-58 PB7 x3. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 1-8-2; Play 4:
7-2-0-7.


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Man beaten with hammer; one charged


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An arm wrestling contest resulted in one
man being sent to a coastal hospital and an-
other charged with trying to kill him.
Anastacio Dominguez-Perez, 47, S.W
Second Way, was arrested Saturday, April 4,
on a felony charge of attempted murder. He
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $100,000.
The victim, Jorge Vasquez Flores, was air-
lifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in
Melbourne, stated an arrest report by Detec-
tive Sergeant Brad Stark, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
t Isael Barcenas, 24, N.W 36th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 2 by Deputy
P. Massung on Okeechobee County warrants
charging him with amended violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine, violation of
probation -driving while license suspended,
amended violation of probation fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement officer and viola-

EYA client accused
of battery on teacher

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A client at Eckerd Youth Alternatives,
7200 U.S. 441 N., was arrested after he alleg-
edly stuck his teacher with a paper clip.
Wilson St. Fort, 15, N. 12th St., Fort
Pierce, was arrested Friday, April 3, on a
felony charge of aggravated battery. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then transported to the Department of Juve
nile Justice Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
Records show that St. Fort was arrested
less than a month ago for kicking an EYA
staff member who was on the ground trying
to subdue another EYA client. St. Fort was
arrested March 11 on a felony charge of bat-
tery on detention staff. After being booked
into the county jail he was taken to the de-
tention center in Fort Pierce.
An arrest report by Deputy Robbie Lamb,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), indicates that St. Fort was arrested
last week after he allegedly repeatedly poked
his teacher, Karen Bennette, in the leg.
The report states that Ms. Bennette stated
that she watched St. Fort uncoil the paper
clip and try to pick the lock on her class-
room door. She approached him and asked
for the clip but he refused to give it to her,
added the arrest affidavit.
St. Fort reportedly began poking her in
the right thigh. Deputy Lamb stated that she
was not seriously injured but added that
there were red marks on her thigh.


Sgt. Stark said Dominguez-Perez was
arrested after he struck Mr. Flores several
times in the head with a
claw hammer -- exposing
the man's brain.
Another occupant of the
home on S.W. Second Way
reportedly told Sgt. Stark
he was in the living room
when he heard banging
in a bedroom. He tried to
open the bedroom door Anastacio
but couldn't because the Dominguez-
victim's body was blocking Perez
it, stated Sgt. Stark.



tion of probation possession of drug para-
phernalia. He is being held without bond.
Beau Asher Emley, 25, N.E. 11th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 3 by Officer
Justin Bernst on a charge of fleeing and elud-
ing a law enforcement officer. His bond was
set at $2,000.
Thomas Ford Meara, 45, S. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 3 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on a felony charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance. He was also
arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving
while license suspended with knowledge. His
bond was set at $3,000.
Alliason Ann Lacorazza, 49, N.E. 29th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 3
by Deputy Randal Parker on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation of
probation driving under the influence. She
was arrested later by Deputy Corporal Aric
Majere on another warrant charging her with
amended violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. She is being held without
bond.
Tiffany Michelle Platt, 22, S.E. 42nd
Trace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 3 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging her with violation of probation
- credit card fraud and violation of probation -
grand theft. She is being held without bond.
EviSerrano, 27, N.E. 64thAve., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 3 by Deputy Cpl. Aric
Majere on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of probation -
contempt failure to appear (two counts). He
is being held without bond.


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When the witness finally managed to
open the door a bit, he said Dominguez
Perez tried to hit him with the hammer, the
report stated.
Sgt. Stark stated that Dominguez-Perez,
the witness and another man had been
drinking all night and that when Mr. Flores
came to the house around 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day he, too, was intoxicated.
The witness reportedly told the detective
that Mr. Flores went to the bedroom and af-
ter a few minutes began to arm wrestle with
a man identified as Pancho.
For some reason, stated Sgt. Stark, Mr.
Flores became angry and threw a beer bottle



Quninesha Ash, 15, N.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 4 by Deputy
Howard Pickering on a warrant charging her
with failure to appear aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon. She is being held
without bond.
Jonathan Stripling, 32, S.E. 19th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by Deputy
Brian Cross on a charge of felony battery. His
bond was set at $20,000.
Kenneth Dallas Finder, 57, N.E. 76th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by
Deputy Augustin Saucedo on a charge of ag-
gravated battery His bond was set at $2,500.
Sandra Kaye Osceola, 49, S. Tucker
Ridge, Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by
Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on a warrant charg-
ing her with the felony of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a valid prescription.
She was also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Her bond was set at $5,750.
Dustin Lundy, 18, S.E. 22nd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by Deputy
Robbie Lamb on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of proba-
tion possession of methamphetamine with
intent to sell and violation of probation pos-
session of alprazolam with intent to sell. He is
being held without bond.
James Lamb, 19, N.E. Ninth Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by Dep-
uty Bryan Smith on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation interference with child custody. His
bond was set at $1,000.


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at Dominguez-Perez. At that time he picked
up a hammer and struck the victim in the
head, said the detective's report.
According to Sgt. Stark, when he asked
Dominguez-Perez how many time he hit Mr.
Flores he replied many times because he
wanted him dead.
Besides the injuries to his head, the vic-
tim also suffered multiple lacerations to his
body, added the detective's report.
As of newspaper deadline Mr. Flores was
listed in critical condition.



Michael Maurice Bird, 23, Jordan Ter-
race, Okeechobee, was arrested April 6 by
the Highlands County Sheriff's Office on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with failure to appear driving while license
suspended, failure to appear -possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and failure to ap-
pear disorderly conduct. He is being held in
the Highlands County Jail without bond.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
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Same sex marriages allowed
in other states
Even IF the laws are passed allow- d jail o
ing same sex marriage in all the states, it Old jail torn down
won't make it acceptable or welcomed. I am just wondering. What was the
Some gay people may be sincere and want reason for tearing down the old jail? Does
to be married but the law makers saying anyone know? I always enjoy driving
"It's a law" won't change how people in through towns that have historical build-
the communities looks upon the union ings. Was it publicized, the fact that it was
of marriage between same sex couples. to be torn down?
Maybe several generations from now peo- There was write up in the paper. The
pie will look at sexual lifestyles differently old Jail was too far gone to save. Bricks
then they do today but probably not in our from the facade are being saved and will
lifetime. be cleaned (by the inmates) to be reused
SUsing "activist Judges" will in all in the addition to the new jail. Also a "dis-
probability cause the opposite effect of play" will be made in the new addition of
making it acceptable o-"shoving" it down what an old cell looked like. There was
making it acceptable e -- "shovi" it down also a description of the old Jail's "home
the throats of those who oppose would life." It seems that it was originally set up
energize their movement, bringing about to house the family of the Jailer. The wife
more problems of said man would cook the meals for her
SWhy are they different? Because cer- family and any inmates housed. Prior to
tain people made the wording that way it's construction, prisoners were kept in
All that would need to be changed for boxcars.
them to be the same is a simple definition A friend of my father's back in Ar-
which Webster has already done. Homo- kansas actually once spent the night in
sexuality has been found in nature, there- that old jail. He was traveling as a hobo
fore is completely natural, and has been on the trains and worked as a migrant
around for many thousands of years. I re- farm worker. He and his buddy got into
ally doubt gay community in the middle Okeechobee one Saturday, looking for
east chose to be that way, knowing they work. They weren't sure where to camp
would be sentenced to death for it. Do and didn't have much money, so they
some people choose? Most likely, but it went to the jail and asked the sheriff if
just isn't the case for everyone. Nobody he had any ideas where they could stay.
is asking any of you to accept it, or agree He didn't have any prisoners in the jail at
with it, or change your personal views on the time and offered to put them up in a
it. cell for the night, but they had to agree to
You do not have to like them or ap- be locked in. They agreed and he locked
prove of them. You need not make friends them in for the night. The next morn-
with any or shop in gay owned stores. You ing, the sheriff's wife gave them a good
don't have to go to a gay bar, attend a gay breakfast. And as it turned out, it was very
meeting or donate money to the cause. lucky they had been locked up that night,
You do not have to attend a gay wedding because during the night, there was a rob-
or teach your children that God accepts bery in town. Two hobo strangers surely
gays. But you should have to treat them would have been the prime suspects, if
equally under the law. they had not had an "iron clad" alibi.


It is a shame to lose a piece of our his-
tory, but the building was no longer struc-
turally sound. There was just no way to
save it. I think the plan to save any usable
bricks and recycle them into the facade of
the jail expansion is inspired. The front of
that part of the jail will look much like the
front of the old jail did. I hope this is awake
up call reminding everyone that there is a
time limit for preserving an old building.
If you put it off too long, the building may
get into such bad shape it can no longer
be saved. I am thinking about the train sta-
tion and the old bank building. Both are
still structurally sound according to what I
have read. But if they aren't taken care of,
we will lose them as well.
Maybe they should return to the box-
car use.

Medical marijuana amendment
may be on the ballot
Anyone want to tell their thoughts on
the pros and cons of the usage of marijua-
na for medicinal purposes such as cancer,
pain, glaucoma, etc., rather than using
narcotics for the same purposes?
My Daddy passed away in Februray.
He had cancer. It had spread everywhere.
The only tumor that caused unbearable
pain was on his adrenal gland. He was on
morphine and oxycodone -- both of these
meds killed his appetite and he was so
restless from the pain. His doctor asked
my mom if she could get marijuana and
let him smoke it but Daddy wouldn't. I
think, if it helps do it and I don't care if it is
against the law or not,it's worth a try.
From what I have read marijuana is
very helpful for cancer and AIDS patients.
It helps ease the nausea and stimulates
the appetite. It can't be any worse than the
prescription pain pills they give people. I
think they should legalize it for medical
use. In fact, I wouldn't mind if they le-
galized it period as I don't think it is any
worse than drinking beer. All things in
moderation.

Hurricane season
My wife just reminded me that our
old battery powered portable TV with the
3" screen that we used during the last hur-
ricanes will not work any more after the
conversion to digital TV.


Teachers losing jobs
Some personnel in some schools
have already been told they won't have a
job next year with the Okeechobee school
system. I have talked to a couple of them.
I did hear that they are supposed to tell
everyone by April 16. I am sure there are
some personnel anxious to hear if they
are going to be cut. My heart goes out for
them with this economy in the shape that
we are in. Also, it is not just teachers but
it could be non-instructional personnel as
well. Good luck to every one.
At my school a lot of paraprofession-
als are worried. They feel their jobs are
less secure. At this point, everyone won-
ders what the future holds.
I know there is a minimum ratio of
teachers to students. This is not set by
town. It is set by the state, and will have
to be maintained. They could close a
school, sell the building and bus all the
kids to another school but they still have
to maintain that ratio. Keep the teachers.
If they need to cut a million out they could
stop all transportation, sell or return all the
busses and save all those costs by having
the entire county bring their own kids or
car pool with the neighbors. I am not sure
if they can cut out the meal program and
everyone brings their own lunch. But that
would be a savings.
The school food service program is
funded separately from the other school
budget so changing it or shutting it down
would not affect the general school bud-
get. Food service funding comes from the
United States Department of Agriculture
(based on how many children are fed,
and what income level they are) and from
the money paid for school lunches.
If you cut out the buses, then the
bus drivers would not have a job and kids
would not get to school because parents
go to work before school starts, or they
don't have a car.

Drunk driving
I would like to know how long is law
enforcement going to turn a blind eye to
what is going on Sunday mornings when
the bars get out.
Let's just complain about law en-
forcement. I laugh because the exact
same people who are throwing stones
are the first ones to call when they need
something.


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OPINION


April 8, 2009







Wildlife forecast: Overt


Guest commentary

By Patricia Behnke
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission
MyFWC.com
Did you hear the one about two pan-
thers hanging around the watering hole in
the Everglades? One says to the other one,
"Did you notice it's getting warmer around
here?"
"We better go north soon, but how are we
gonna cross 1-4?" the other panther asked.
"We'll melt waiting for traffic to clear."
This fantasy account contains some perti
nent reality. Wildlife does have the ability to
adapt to changes in the environment; the cli-
mate is on a warming trend; 1-4 does provide
an impediment to wildlife moving north.
And Florida is facing an accelerated
changing environment with human popula-
tion growth and rising temperatures.
But it is not all doom and gloom. A few
months ago, I witnessed Florida wildlife's
glimmer of hope in the forest at a gather
ing of the nation's top scientists -experts
in both wildlife management and climate
change. As a nonscientist amid such an ar-
ray of minds, I caught the passion for doing
something now to aid wildlife's adaptation.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) asked these folks
to attend "Florida's Wildlife: On the front
line of climate change" in Orlando this past
October. They gathered not to bemoan the
possible effects of climate change, but to
find answers that would help our precious
and unique fauna.


Okeechobee County Health

Department News

Kindergarten 'Round up' a current and updated copy of their child's
immunizations, a physical dated no earlier
brings in new corral of kids than Sept. 1, 2008, legal proof of birth (birth
certificate) and proof of residence (FPL
By Terri Howard, Sr. LPN statement or OUA statement). These items
Okeechobee Health Dept. are required by Florida law to enroll into
Kindergarten "round up" is just around public school.
the corner and children that will be 5 years The dates for Kindergarten round up this
old on or before Sept. 1, 2009 are getting year are April 20-24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30
ready to register for the 2009-2010 school p.m. Please call the school your child will be
year. Kindergarten round up is a service pro attending and set up an appointment time.
vided by the Okeechobee The school your child will be attending is the
County School system and school that your child is zoned for. If you do
the Okeechobee County not know which school your child is zoned
Health Department. The for you can find out by calling student ser-
school nurses will be vices at 462-5000 ext. 260.
there to assist parents and The following isalist of the dates, schools,
guardians in the process and phone numbers:
of registering their kids for April 20, Central Elementary School 863-
kindergarten by check 462-5077
ing immunization status Terri, South Elementary School 863
as well as doing height, Howard Apr 21, South Elementary School 863
weight, hearing and vision 462-5087
screenings. They will also be looking at the April 22, Everglades Elementary School -
physicals for any potential medical issues 863-462-5108
and making sure that the physical are with- April 23, Seminole Elementary School -
in the date range. Teachers will be available 863-462-5116
to see what type of skills the children have April 24, North Elementary School 863-
already acquired. A speech therapist will 462-5100.
also be doing a brief screening. Terri Howard is a Senior LPN with the
Parents/guardians that are registering Health Department and a school nurse at
their child for kindergarten need to bring Osceola Middle School.


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"We are experts on wildlife, but not
on climate change," said Tim Breault, the
FWC's director of the Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation.
Breault's admonition came with the ad-
dendum, "We are asking the experts to
come to us so we can gather all the infor-
mation we need to move into the future as
the protector and manager of Florida's wild-
life."
And indeed those experts came. They
came from state agencies such as the Flori-
da Department of Environmental Protection
and water management districts; they came
from federal agencies such as the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological
Survey; they came from national organiza-
tions such as the Defenders of Wildlife and
the National Wildlife Federation; they came
from universities and the private sector.
The resumes of those in attendance
only added to the importance of the event:
Ph.D.s, wildlife managers, professors and
Nobel Prize laureates all shared in the sum-
mit's discussions along with students, volun
teers and FWC staff from all levels.
The predictions thatwere presented, such
as South Florida's increased drying trend,
may sound dire on the surface, but there is
hope. I saw it shouted throughout the halls
and salons and ballrooms of the hotel where
the summit was held.
During the second day of breakout ses-
sions, led by the FWC's top experts, the pas-
sion fueling the participants became obvi-
ous. Large sheets of paper began appearing
on the walls of the workshop rooms, and
recorders wrote comments furiously on the
paper as participants yelled out the concerns


and challenges.
Moderators struggled positively to pre-
serve order so all the voices could be heard.
The discussions spilled over to the luncheon
in one of the hotel's ballrooms. The day's
session had to be firmly ended by the facili-
tators so all the information could be com-
piled into cohesive, action-oriented lists.
Breault's wish came true. The experts
came and shared their knowledge, and the
FWC now leads the way in the country as an
example of a wildlife agency that has begun
to take action rather than waiting to react to
what might come next.
As the climate warms, wildlife will move
north to seek cooler climates. But impedi-
ments to wildlife travel in this state will be a
hindrance. The wide ribbon of asphalt and
concrete of 1-4 stretches from the Atlantic


Ocean, north of Orlando, right across the
state to the Gulf of Mexico.
The FWC and its partners must work
now to create corridors that will aid the safe
passage of wildlife needing to travel north.
The summit generated a tremendous
amount of information for the FWC to de-
velop a blueprint. The FWC's Executive Di
rector, Kenneth Haddad, recently appointed
an internal Climate Change Oversight Team,
which will oversee all climate-change-relat
ed activities at the FWC.
With allies such as the ones who huddled
together in Orlando at the FWC's summit,
The Wildlife Forecast for this month feels
confident in predicting that Florida's wildlife
has some sunshine in the future, despite the
stormy weather on the way.


Pets of the week
Gazer (Male, left) and Snoop (Female, right) are a pit-mix pups, these "fur
kids" are full of energy. They are estimated to be 15 weeks old. All pets come
with vaccinations to date and spay or neuter included in the adoption fee.
Fee for each pup is $135. Call 863-532-1110 for information on these and
other available pets.


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The photo, "Everglades Fawn," was taken by FWC employee, Missy Juntunen.
It won third place in an FWC contest in the category, "Native Wildlife of Florida."
More contest winners can be seen at myfwc.com.


April 8, 2009


Okeechobee News




6 Okeechobee News April 8, 2009

Community Events


Early Learning
Coalition meeting
Early Learning Coalition of Indian Riv-
er, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
- Okeechobee County Provider Meeting;
Advisory Council Meeting at conclusion of
provider meeting
Wednesday, April 8, at noon ay the
American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Av-
enue, Okeechobee.

Autism group holds meeting
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group
will meet on April 9, at 5:30 p.m. Adult at-
tendance only. For information and location,
please call Johanna at 863-467-0841.

Area Agency on Aging to meet
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/
Treasure Coast, Inc. is planning its upcom-
ing monthly Board of Directors Executive
Committee meeting, to be held at the Area
Agency on Aging, 4400 N. Congress Ave.,
West Palm Beach, on Thursday, April 9. The
meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Contracts requiring the expenditure of funds
are a regular agenda item of this meeting.
Please call Vivian Pfau, Area Agency on Ag-
ing, at 561-684-5885 for more information.

Hospice holds yardsale
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard
sale at the Blue Volunteer building, next to
the Hamrick House (411 S.E. Fourth Street)
on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10
from 8 a.m. until noon. Many items will be
marked down 50%. All monies raised go to
the continuing care of patients. For more in-
formation call 863-467-2321.

Children's Services
Council meeting
The Children's Services Council regular
scheduled meeting for Thursday, April 9,.
has been cancelled. A special meeting has
been scheduled in the Conference room of
the Okeechobee County School Board Of-
fice at 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday,
April 14 at 10 a.m.

FOE 4137 hosts children's
Easter party
The FOE 4137 Ladies Auxiliary, 9985 Hwy
441 North, will host a children's Easter party
on Saturday, April 11, from 2 until 4 p.m. for
children ages 0-16. Children must be signed
up in advance. For further information call
863-763-2552.

Parks and Rec holds egg hunt
The Parks & Recreation Department and
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), will host
an Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, April
11, from noon until 3 p.m. The event will
take place at the Rec Park at 350 NW Sixth
Ave., between Los Cocos and the Skate Park.
There will be an egg hunt for three separate
age groups starting at noon. There will be
lots of games and treats for free. For more
information call 863-763-6950.


Healthy Start Board
of Directors meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m., in their
office, located at 575 S.W 28th Street, within
the New Endeavors School Building. This
meeting is open to the public. For more in
formation please contact Executive Director,
Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.

Babysitter's Training Class
The Okeechobee Service Center of
the American Red Cross will be holding
a Babysitter's Training class on Monday,
April 13. Time: 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the
American Red Cross, Okeechobee Service
Center, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Cost: $40. Prereq-
uisite: Youth Ages 11 through 14 yrs. of age.
For more information or to register, please
call (863)763 2488 as space is limited. Lunch
will be provided and participants will receive
their Red Cross certification card the day of
the training as well as the Babysitter's Train-
ing package.

Annual Speech contest
opens to contestants
The Annual Okeechobee Soil and Water
Conservation District Speaking Contest will
be held at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at
the Okeechobee USDA Service Center at 452
Hwy 98 North, Okeechobee. The contest is
open to any Okeechobee County student
enrolled in grades 6 through 12. Speeches
will be 5 to 8 minutes long and cover the
topic "What is one of the many land uses
in Florida?" Three independent judges will
score contestants on content, composition
and delivery. Prizes for the District Contest
are $250 for First Place, $175 for second
place and $75 for Third Place. There will be
a participation prize of $30 to all contestants.
Any student interested in participating may
contact Audrey Driggers at the Okeechobee
Soil and Water Conservation District at 863-
763-3619 or stop by the USDA Service Center
for complete contest rules and entry form.

Prom Dress Rescue 2009
Now in our third year, we stand ready to
start the "gathering of the gowns." All gowns
can be dropped off at the high school gate-
house, for your convenience anytime during
school hours. The fitting of the gowns will
be April 15, 16, and 17, in the media cen-
ter at the high school, during school hours.
For more information call Pam Chesley at
863-946-2736 or 863-634-7158.

Preschool holds open house
Parents of youngsters, who will be eligible
for kindergarten during the 2009-10 school
year are invited to a kindergarten open house
at Peace Lutheran Preschool and Kindergar-
ten. Parents may examine the curriculum,
view the classroom, and meet the teacher
from 3:30 until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April
15. Peace Lutheran is located at 750 N.W
23rd Lane. Appointments may be made on
individual basis for those who cannot attend
by calling the school office at 863-763-7566.
Refreshments will be served.


Support group hosts seminar
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group
will hold a teacher/counselors/supporters
seminar on April 15 at 3 p.m. Contact Cath
leen Blaire for more information at 863-462-
5000 ext. 256.


Nutrition class to be held
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a CRA Nu-
tritional Analysis Class on Monday, April 13
at 5:30 p.m. at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center. For more information call 863
763-4320.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
wwuw.newszap.com.


Gerry Hermine Betke, 81
OKEECHOBEE -Gerry Hermine Betke, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, April 6, 2009, in
Treasure Coast Hospice. She was 81.
Born Jan. 25, 1928, in Indonesia, she had been
a resident of Okeechobee for the last 23 years.
She was preceded in death by a son, Roy Wet-
zel.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Al-
bert Betke of Okeechobee; sons, Wim Wetzel
of Dallas, Texas, and Jimmy Wetzel of Beaver
Falls, Pa.; daughters, Janey Penebaker of Enon
Valley, Pa., and Cindy Carnes of China Grove,
N.C.; stepsons, David Lee Betke of Beaver Falls,
and Alan Betke of Manchester, N.H.; stepdaugh
ters, Beth Ann Frampton of New Castle, Pa., and
Janis Campagna of Beaver Falls; brother, Hank
Nyland of Australia; sisters, Toos McCain of
Houston, Texas, Ann Tonry of Houston, and
Aleida De Braconier of Deventer, Holland; 21
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
There are no local service or visitation plans.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fla.

Lillian E. Phile, 87
OKEECHOBEE Lillian E. Phile, of Okeecho-
bee, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her resi-
dence. She was 87.
Born March 15, 1922, in Hadley, Mich., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee for over 40
years.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
William and Lillie Brandt Hawk; daughters, Bet
ty Lou, and Dorothy June; three sisters; and four
brothers-in-law.
She is survived by her husband, Alson A. Phile
of Okeechobee; daughter, Connie Stuart (Rob
ert L.) of Port Hope, Mich.; grandchildren, Rob-
ert Cramer (Kelly) of Imlay City, Mich., Charles
Cramer (Jennifer) of Cape Coral, and Jodi Holtz
(Philip) of Imlay, Mich.; ten great grandchildren;
sister, Wilba Welch of Galax, N.C.; and several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date
in Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Shriner's Children Hospital,
12502 Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9499.
Condolences may be sent to www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


Mary Ann Vance, 41
OKEECHOBEE Mary Ann Vance, of Okee-
chobee, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at her resi-
dence. She was 41.
Born June 11, 1987 in Wilmington, Del., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee for the last
three years and had attended the More 2 Life
Church. She enjoyed and collected butterflies.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rich-
ard Vance.
She is survived by her mother, Judith Brantmy-
er of Okeechobee; brother, Rob (Sharon) Goelz
of Lakeland; sisters, Tammy Gonzalez of Clear
water, and Sunday Gilliam, of Ocala.
There are no planned visitation or services.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.

Mitchell Allen Rucks, 49
OKEECHOBEE Mitchell Allen Rucks, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in
Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami. He was 49.
Born June 20, 1959, in Pompano Beach, he
had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1962
and attended the Treasure Island Baptist
Church.
He is survived by his son, Mitchell Allen Rucks
II; parents, Allen and Beverly Rucks; sister, Tere
sa Watford all of Okeechobee; sister, Donna
Rucks of Tampa; nephew, John Alan Watford;
niece, Jenna Watford both of Okeechobee;
grandmother, Jewel Williams of Ocala; and un
cle and aunt, Donnie and Linda Miller of Ocala.
In addition he has left a host of friends.
The family will receive friends on Thursday
from noon until service time of 2 p.m. in the
Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th St., Okeechobee.
Visit www.buxtonfuneralhome.com to send
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Youngsters charged in burglary


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee
Three elementary school students were
arrested Monday, April 6, after they were
accused of breaking into a home and steal-
ing an antique watch and a 100-year-old
coin.
Arrested were Colton M. Smith, 9; Mat-
thew Riley, 11; and Sampson Scott Wells,
11. All three were charged with the felony
of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling
with forced entry, and the misdemeanors
of criminal mischief and petit theft.
After the boys were booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail theywere released
into the custody of their parents, stated an
arrest report by Officer Kelley Margerum
of the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD).
According to the officer's arrest report,
the trio gained entry into the home by un-
screwing the dead bolt lock with a knife.
The report said they also removed a screen
from an outside door and broke out the
glass.
Once inside, Officer Margerum said
the boys ransacked the home and wrote
the word 'bathroom' on a white interior
door with a red permanent marker. The


report went on to say that dresser drawers
were pulled out and rummaged through,
and some things appeared to have been
thrown on the floor.
The report indicates that the antique
watch had an estimated value of $200.
Also, Riley was later found to be wear-
ing a gold-toned necklace that was taken
from inside the home, said the officer's
report.
Officer Margerum said the boys also de-
stroyed three Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office shirts that belonged to the home's
original occupant. Each boy had reportedly
written their name on a shirt in red perma-
nent marker, stated the officer's report.
At the jail, Officer Margerum was noti-
fied by a corrections officer that an expired
concealed weapons permit belonging to
the homeowner was found on Smith, and
the coin was found on Riley.
The current homeowner is in the hos-
pital with pneumonia, added the arrest re-
port. The home is being taken care of by
the owner's family.


Unconscious woman



charged with felony


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When Deputy Brian Cross approached
the van parked near the gas pumps at a S.R.
710 convenience store he saw a man and
woman who were both unconscious.
Before waking the couple, the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
reportedly also saw syringes, a glass pipe
and aluminum cans that had been cut into
'dishes' on the dash and floor of the white
Dodge Caravan.
Bernice Lynn Gabor, 34, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, April
4, on a felony charge of possession of a
controlled substance. She was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Gabor was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $2,000.
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Man accused o cocaine chare was summoned to the convene
Man accused of cocaine ch r at 4:24 a.m. Saturday because the
By Eric Kopp bee County Sheriff's Office blocking the gas pumps. Deputy C
Okeechobee News (OCSO) K-9 Rex to sniff on to state that when he arrived
After conducting a traffic stop, detectives the exterior of the vehicle.
from the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force the automobile and alerte
arrested an Okeechobee man on a felony to a briefcase on the pas-
drug charge. senger's side, which was
Gregory Alan Melear, 45, S.E. 24th Blvd., where Melear was report-
was arrested April 3 on a felony charge of edly seated. tie
possession of cocaine. He was also arrested When the briefcase Gregory Alan where ebarga ase aM
on a misdemeanor charge of possession of was opened the detectives Melearss
drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the found a suspicious substance along with pete, BraTanks
Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of pipes, that are commonly used to smoke co- junio
$6,000. caine, and other suspected drug parapher- &plus


eA t dllerrt report uy a LtasK Irce Uetecti-Ve
indicates that a white Chevrolet truck was
stopped around 10 a.m. Friday because they
knew the driver and that his driver's license
had been suspended. After stopping the ve-
hicle in the 1600 block of S.E. 32nd St., the
detectives saw Melear in the passenger seat.
The detectives then utilized Okeecho-


nalia, stated the arrest report.
When the substance was field tested it
indicated a positive result for the presence
of cocaine, the report added.
The approximate weight of the suspected
cocaine was .8 grams, the report stated.


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van was
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headlights were on and it was parked at an
angle.
While talking with the man, Deputy Cross
stated in his report that he
saw Gabor hiding syringes [
under the passenger seat.
He then asked her to get
out of the van and when
she did Deputy Cross said
"... she was very disorient-
ed and unstable -- swing-
ing from side to side." Bernice L.
According to the report, Gabor
various pills were found in
the woman's wallet and on the floor of the
van. Deputy Cross stated that he found pills
that were identified by a pharmacist as al-
prazolam, oxycodone and carisoprodol.
The deputy also explained in his report
that pills are put in the aluminum can 'dish-
es' where they are crushed and mixed with
water. He said that mixture is then injected.
Deputy Cross stated in his report that the
man was released.


Bar patron arrested on coke charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man was arrested after he was alleged-
ly seen sniffing a white powder by a police
officer as he was walking through a local bar
at closing time.
Alejandro Badillo, 36, Okeechobee, was
arrested early Sunday, April 5, on charges of
possession of cocaine and tampering with
evidence. He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of $6,000.
An arrest report by Sergeant Russell Cale,
of the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD), states he was inside the El-Amigo's
Bar, S.W Second St., at 1:55 a.m. when he


saw a man (Badillo) sniffing something
from a key.
When the officer ap-
proached the man, Ba-
dillo dumped the contents
of a plastic baggie onto
the bar's floor and also
dropped a set of keys.
Sgt. Cale stated in his re-
port that there was a small
amount of white powder Alejandro
in the baggie and when the Badillo
substance was field tested
it indicated a positive result for the presence
of cocaine.


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The Kiwanis Club of Okeechbee will hold
their 37th annual Easter Sunday Pancake
Breakfast on Sunday, April 12, at a new lo-
cation this year at the Cowboy's BarBQ and
Steak Co, located at 102 S.W. 14th Street
from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. There will also be a
second location at the First United Methodist
Church of Okeechobee, located at 200 N.W.


Second Street from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.
The breakfast costs $5 per person and in
cludes pancakes, Larson's Whole Hog Sau-
sage, fresh squeezed Hazellief orange juice,
coffee, chocolate gravy, strawberries and
whip cream.
This year there will also be prizes given
out throughout the breakfast of gift certifi-
cates, gift baskets, etc.
All funds from the pancake breakfast


to help support the youth of Okeechobee
County through programs such as college
scholarships and mini-grants for teachers.
The breakfast will be at Cowboy's Res
taurant.
Their goal is to sell 1,000 tickets this year.
To purchase tickets in advance you can con-
tact any Kiwanis member or go by Cow-
boy's Restaurant, Riverside National Bank
or Seacoast National Bank-North Branch to


purchase your tickets.
Kiwanis is currently asking the commu-
nity for support through donations of gift
certificates or gift baskets, etc to be given
away during the breakfast. Sponsorship op-
portunities are also available.
For more information about the breakfast
or for details on becoming a sponsor con-
tact J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778.


Community Calendar


Wednesday
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101
N.W Fifth Street, Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto
Parts) AA. Grapevine Group open discussion 6:30
p m.; NA. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E.
18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator.
Another group meets in the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5
until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with
Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information,
call 863-763-2893.
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It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a
closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Food will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6
p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the second
Wednesday of every month at noon at the Clock
restaurant. All area ministers are invited to attend.
Thursday
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,
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863-467-2231.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101
N W Fifth Street, Okeechobee, (Behind Napa Auto
Parts) NA. Sickest Of The Sick Group basic text
meeting 8 p.m. The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9
p m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on
U S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at 863-467
8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics Anony-
mous will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W
Fifth Ave It will be a-, :; -t
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Family History Center meets from 1 until
5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There
is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261 -
5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center located at 412 N.W Sixth St. For


information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a m. at the fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St.
For information, call 863 763 5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at 863-
357 1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us or ask
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Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W Second Ave. Everyone is invited.
For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863357 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 are 1 i 1 Ti. i, 1 i .
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English as a second language classes are available
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p m.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second
St. This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale
meets the second Thursday of each month in the
community club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel
music and the word at 7 p.m. For information call
863 612 0640
Narcotic Anonymous NA-meets at Believers
Fellowship, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For
information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The
club meets the second Thursday each month with
bass tournaments held the following weekend. For
information call Dave Stout at 863 467 2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
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Ongoing Careglver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring foran ill family member
is welcome to join. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers
to give one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes
Support Group which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the hospital cafeteria
at 2 p.m If you have any questions please call the
program coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N., B.A.,
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Easter time has come again, what a joy-
ous time of the year. Christ was victor over
the grave, now death for His own holds no
fear. What if Christ one day had been born,
then had lived, suffered and died? If that
was the end of Him when on the cross He
was crucified? What blessed hope would
we have when life in this body was done
if Christ had not surely risen and over the
grave victory won? Rejoice, rejoice, all who
believe, for Jesus has opened the way and
death is but the beginning of a grand and
most glorious day. "Surely Risen" by Har-
vey Sampson.


St. Stephen A.M.E. Church is having a
Maunday Thursday Service April 9 at 7 p.m.
The church is also having a revival April
15-17 at 7 p.m. each evening. Rev. Jimmie
Thompson, Presiding Elder of the West Dis-
trict will be the speaker. Area choirs will pro-
vide the music.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, will commemorate the Last Supper
on Thursday, April 9. A soup and sandwich
meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a
Holy Communion Service at 7 p.m. Good
Friday Worship will be at 6 p.m. "Hear our
Prayer, O Lord" prayer vigil will begin Thurs-
day at 8 a.m. and continue until Friday at
noon. Easter Sunrise Service will begin
at 6:30 a.m. followed by Easter Breakfast
and a Sunday School Easter Celebra-
tion. Easter Worship Service will begin
at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Wednesday
youth meeting this week, the regular sched-
ule will be observed next week.
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott. Ave, will have a Maundy
Thursday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. on
April 9. Tenebrae is an ancient service of
light and shadows, commemorating the
passion and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The church will have an Easter Sunrise
Service at 7:30 a.m. in the church parking
lot. That will be followed by Easter Sunday
Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and Easter Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Treasure Island Baptist Church,
4209 Hwy. 441 SE, will hold a special Fri-
day evening service April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
to "Ponder the Crucifixion." There will also
be a Sunday morning Sunrise Easter Ser-
vice at 7:30 a.m. when we will celebrate the
resurrection of Christ (bring a lawn chair). A
church wide breakfast is planned afterward.
There will be no Sunday school, 10:00 a.m.
service, or evening service.


First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., will have an Easter Egg
Hunt for children through the fifth grade on
Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Children are
requested to bring an Easter Basket. There
will be crafts and a visit from the Easter Bun-
ny and pictures will be taken. Lunch will be
served. The church will also be having an
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 on the lake
at Jaycees Park. The speaker will be Rev. Jim
Dawson, assistant pastor of the church. A
collection will be taken which will be given
to the Presbyterian Food Bank.


Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd
St., is hosting their 14th Annual Golf Tourna-
ment on Saturday, May 16 at the Okeechobee
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
ouryouth in their mission projects and mission
trips. Form more information call 763-1699.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com or call Pete Gawda at 863 763-3134,
extension 4225. The deadline to receive information
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The bride is the daughter of Eddy and
Carol Stevenson of Dumas, Texas.
The groom is the son of Jack and
Dordie Sutton and Kathie and Gator Bass of
Okeechobee.
The wedding was held at Keith and An-
gela Pendrey's home in Okeechobee.
Toni Doyle officiated the ceremony.
The bride was given away by her father,
Eddy Stevenson.
The maid of honor was Katie Stevenson
of McKinney, Texas.
SThe best man was Keith Pendrey of
Okeechobee.
The flower girl was Shayla Pendrey of
Okeechobee, daughter of Keith and Angela
Pendrey.
The ring bearer was Rance Pendrey of
Okeechobee, son of Keith and Angela Pen-
drey.
Mr. & Mrs. H.G. Sutton The reception will be held at the Basinger
Civic Center on May 9.
Stevenson-Sutton The couple is at home in Okeechobee.
The groom is employed as a day worker
Courtnie N. Stevenson and H.J. "Bear" cowboy.
Sutton were joined in marriage on Feb. 14, The bride is employed as a CNA with
2009. Okeechobee Health Care.

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ounces and was 20 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are Ruben and Rai Danek Pilgrim
Sonia Silvas of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Kenneth Pil- erva Hair, Celstina Silvas, and Maria Stinett
grim and Barbara Poole of Okeechobee. all of Okeechobee, and Kady Anderson of
Great grandparents are Harold and Min- Broward, Fla.


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with an outside arbitrator making the final
and binding decision.
In another fire/rescue related matter,
the board will consider a memorandum of
agreement with the sheriff's office dealing
with fire/rescue medics serving on the sher-
iff's special response team (SRT). Basically
the agreement says medics must serve the
SRT during their off duty time from fire/res-
cue, any injuries would be the responsibility
of the sheriff's office and the sheriff's office
would take care of any costs.
In other action, the board is expected to:
consider a request for commercial per-
mit refund;
consider use of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Agri-Civic Center for the 2010 Health and


RADIO
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He said the meeting will be led by Deputy
County Administrator Jim Threewits.
Besides the OCSO, the Okeechobee City
Police Department, Okeechobee County
School Board, Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity, Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue De-
partment along with the county's Road and
Bridge and Public Works departments will
take part in the meeting.
Maj. Stephen described the meeting "as
the first step in the implementation pro-
cess."
The total cost of the new system will be in
the area of $4.5 million. However, a federal
grant is picking up 75 percent of the tab.
"We're definitely getting a good bang for
our buck," said Maj. Stephen.
He went on to say that the contract has


Roman Mondragon Garcia, 36, S.W
Third Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sat-
urday, April 4, on a felony charge of fleeing
and eluding a law enforcement officer. He
was also arrested on misdemeanor charges


Safety Expo;
schedule a public hearing to consider
abandoning an alley in Douglas Park;
discuss the future of the emergency op-
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consider confirmation of Frank Byars
as road maintenance director;
consider reduction of a code violation
lien;
consider rescheduling or cancelling the
June 25, commission meeting;
consider the purchase of a flood dam-
aged home and relocation of the occupants
with a Community Development Block
Grant; and,
in accordance with the requirements
for the Office of Tourism, Trade and Eco-
nomic Development grant for improving the
Royal Concrete Concepts intersection adopt
a resolution agreeing to manage construc-
tion of the intersection.
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been sent to Tallahassee and once it's ap-
proved then OCSO will move forward with
getting the new system in place.
"From start to finish it's a six-month im-
plementation process," said the OCSO ma-
jor.
Per grant requirements, the system must
be in use by August 2010.
SLERS is a leased system by which the
county will pay $9 per radio. For the sher-
iff's office, this means the cost will be $18
per deputy -- one hand-held radio and one
mobile unit. The county will also receive
free upgrades, updates and maintenance by
the state.
This not only means that the sheriff's of-
fice will receive a free upgrade to radios that
can stream data to its deputies when they
are available, but if a tower should be de-
stroyed by a hurricane then the state is re-
quired to be on site within two hours of the
storm passing and must have Okeechobee
County back in operation within six hours.


of driving without a valid driver's license and
resisting a law enforcement officer without
violence.
Garcia was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $1,500.
Officer Scott Morgan, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), stated in
an arrest report that he tried to stop Garcia,
who was operating a white GMC pickup
truck. But the man ignored the officer's blue
lights and siren as he weaved from one side
of the street to another, stated the officer's
report.
The officer's report said he followed the
man at speeds between 18 and 25 mph
through the southwest portion of the city.
At one point Garcia drove over the curb and
onto the sidewalk on S.W. Park St., the re-
port stated.
When Garcia finally stopped at a stop
sign on S.W. Third Ave., Officer Morgan
stated he walked up to the truck, placed the
automatic transmission in park, turned off
the vehicle and removed the keys from the
ignition.


Also, with the state system local users
will be able to talk to any state agency or any
other law enforcement agency in Florida by
simply switching to that agency's frequen-
cy.
SLERS is also monitored 24/7 by a net-
work operations center in Orlando, which
means no in-house technician is needed.
As the county begins to move forward
with the project, Maj. Stephen now has to
sit down and plan the transition from the old
system to SLERS so there is no interruption
in communications.
The hand-held radios present no prob-
lems. "They could bring them in today
(morning) and we could be talking on them
this afternoon," said the major.
But, the mobile (in-car) and dispatch
consoles are a different matter.
"With the mobiles, it's a matter of taking
out the old radios and putting in the new
ones," said Maj. Stephen.
He went on to say new antenna cable as


Garcia reportedly refused to get out of his
truck and clung to the steering wheel. Final-
ly, with the assistance of Officer Chad Trout-
man, the man was taken out of his truck and
placed in the back of Officer Morgan's patrol

car, the report continued.
At this point, Garcia laid down in the

back seat of the car and went to sleep, stated
Officer Morgan. And because the man was

sound asleep, Officer Morgan stated that he
was unable to perform a field sobriety test.
However, the officer said he took Garcia
to Raulerson Hospital where a blood sample
was taken. The man's blood sample will be
sent to the Indian River Crime Lab for test-

ing, Officer Morgan stated.


well as power wires may need to be installed
in the patrol units.
"Communications International in Vero
is our provider and they will be doing the car
radios and consoles," he explained.
Once the radios are in place, then every-
one will be trained. Then, when the training
is completed, it's time to go live with the
new system.
"It's all timing," said Maj. Stephen. "We're
a 24/7 operation so we'll try to do the transi-
tion doing a slower time so the public won't
feel any repercussion from the transition."
Since the OCSO will be receiving four
new consoles for its dispatchers, some plans
have to be made for the future -- hence, the
renovation.
A wall has been removed and a former
office has been renovated that will be used
to house two new more dispatch consoles
when and if they are needed.
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Softball splits four games at Kissimmee Classic


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Girls Soft
ball team squared off with some of the best
teams in the state this past weekend as they
participated in the always exciting Kissim
mee Classic in Osceola County.
The girls ended up winning two out of
four games and finished seventh out of 18
teams.
"Overall it was a great showing. We were
the consolation game runners up. We knew
we'd play some great games against some
great caliber teams," Coach Kim Hargraves
said.
Okeechobee got behind the eight ball
as they lost their opening game and were
pushed into the consolation bracket right
away. "The first day you have to do well
in this tournament. Unfortunately, we had
a couple of innings of blunder where the
wheels kind of fell off the truck, the girls
didn't play badly this weekend," she added.
Fort Myers Riverdale proved to be as
much of a challenge as the Lady Brahmans
had hoped for on Thursday night at the Kis-
simmee Classic.
The Raiders (18-2) won for the fifth time
in a row in impressive fashion, 12-3, over the
Brahmans in girls softball action.
Bethany Wright had four runs batted in
and Staci Jones had two hits and three runs
batted in for the Raiders. Okeechobee, (8-7),
got an RBI single by Taylor Kinman. Allora
Miller pitched a four hitter for the Raiders.
Okeechobee actually led 3-0 before the
Raiders got eight runs in the fifth inning.


Ashtyn Brown singled in the first and came
home to score on a fielding error. The Brah-
mans also had a chance to score in the third
after Naomi Stevens singled, stole second
and advanced to third on an error. However
she was tagged out trying to score on the
play.
Okeechobee got two runs in the fourth
as Leanna Cotton reached on an error. She
scored on a single by Kinman. Taylor scored
on an error to make it 3-0.
The Raiders sent 12 batters to the plate
in the fifth as they rallied to win. Samantha
Harrell took the loss. She struck out seven
batters in six innings.
The loss dropped Okeechobee into the
consolation bracket as they played South
Lake on Friday night at 6 p.m. Okeechobee
faced elimination and came out strong, scor-
ing twice in the first, and twice more in the
third as they defeated the Eagles, 8-0.
Naomi Stevens played designated hitter
and went two for four with a triple and an
RBI. Courtney Wilson, Victoria Blevins and
Taylor Kinman all had three hits. Kinman
drove in three runs.
Samantha Harrell tossed a four hit shut-
out for Okeechobee. She walked two and
struck out eight.
Stevens got the Brahmans going as she
singled to lead off the game, advanced to
second on a wild pitch, and then onto third
on an error. She scored on a passed ball to
make it 1 -0. Taylor Douglas reached base on
an error, advanced to second on a passed
ball, went to third on a ground out by Em-
ily McCullough, and scored on a fielder's
choice.


Track teams compete in PSL meet


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Long distance runners fueled the
Okeechobee High School's Boys track team
to a third place finish Saturday at the Maui
Wowi Invitational at Port St. Lucie High
School.
The boys finished third among seven
schools while the girls track team finished
sixth among eight schools at the second an-
nual track meet.
The boys were fueled by a strong finish
in the 3200 meters. Reynel Denova won
the race, Misael Alvarado finished second,
and Raunel Denova finished third giving
Okeechobee a clean sweep of the leader
board. Denova won the race by just less
than 14 seconds with a time of 10 minutes
49 seconds.
The boys 4x800 meter relay also won
their championship with a time of 8:50.33.
The team was comprised of Lionel Jones,
Reynel Denova, Shawn Horvath and Raunel
Denova.
Ricky Nieto took home another cham-
pionship for Okeechobee in the boys high
jump, his second in two meets. He jumped
6 feet two inches to claim first place.
The boys also got another strong perfor-
mance from Malcolm Rush. He finished sec-
ond in the 100 meter dash, helped the boys
4x100 meter team finish third, and finished
fourth in the boys long jump with a leap of
20 feet even.


Kyle McGee had a strong performance in
the field events. He finished fifth in the shot
put with a toss of 42 feet. He finished fourth
in the boys discus with a throw that mea-
sured 112 feet 10 inches. lan Hart finished
sixth in the discus with a distance of 106 feet
10 and one half inch.
Okeechobee also did well in the boys
1600 meters. Reynel Denova finished sec-
ond, Misael Alvarado third, Shawn Horvath
seventh, and Phillip Suarez 1 lth overall.
On the girls side Okeechobee did not win
any events but had two second place finish-
es. Monica Koger finished second in the long
jump with a distance of 16 feet seven inches.
Laura Serrano finished second overall in the
girls 3200 meters. She had a time of just less
than 14 minutes, 10 seconds.
Koger finished fourth in the girls 400
meters while Alex Perkins finished eighth
overall. Sache Sapp finished fourth in the
100 meter hurdles and fifth in the 300 meter
hurdles. Robbi Erwin finished in ninth place
in the girls shot put, 21' 11", and eighth in the
discus, 60' 3".
Port St. Lucie won the boys track meet
with 199 points. Okeechobee had 95 points.
Treasure Coast was the runner up with 110
points.
On the girls side, Treasure Coast took
the title with 138 points. Port St. Lucie was
second with 134 points. Okeechobee had 37
points to finish sixth overall.


Okeechobee made it 4-0 in the third as
Taylor Kinman doubled, and scored on a
triple by Stephens. Stevens scored on a field
er's choice later in the inning.
Courtney Wilson singled and scored in
the fifth after a sacrifice and a single by Kin-
man.
Okeechobee broke open the game with
three runs in the sixth inning. Leanna Cotton
singled and Wilson doubled. Cotton scored
on a single by Blevins, and Kinman drove
home two runs with a long sacrifice fly.
Saturday Okeechobee had to go to 12 in
nings before they again avoided elimination
with a tough, 4-3 win over Lake Region. Sam
Harrell pitched 10 solid innings. She allowed
five hits, and struck out six. Courtney Wilson
picked up the win in relief with two solid in-
nings. Barbara Pflug took the loss for Lake
Region. She went the distance and allowed
12 hits while striking out seven batters.
Blevins continued a solid tournament
with three hits. Taylor Douglas drove in two
runs. Emily McCullough had three hits, a run
scored and an RBI. Cindy Wine added two
hits for Okeechobee. Pflug had three hits to
lead the Lady Thunder. Kelly Britt had two
hits and two runs batted in for Lake Region

Okeechobee scored two runs in the
fourth as Douglas singled and scored on a
hit by McCullough. She scored on a single
by Wine.
Lake Region scratched back with single
runs in the top of the sixth and top of the
seventh. Briana Bridges walked to lead off
the sixth and scored on a hit by Pflug. The
Brahmans made a nice defensive play to cut

O.G. & C.C. Weekly

P.I.G.S. League March 30: First place
- Clyde Price. Second place Frank Noble,
Last place Ida Curtis.
Closest to the pin: Jack Forde (2), Paul
DeWitte, Max Sherry.
O.L.G.A. Even Holes March 31: First
place Carol Seiser. Third place Kay Duball.
Last place Shirley Esterline.
P.I.G.S. League -April 1: Closest to the
pin: Russ Adams, Clyde Price, Ben Bur-
dashaw, Bob Bains.
O.L.G.A. Scramble and Meeting April 2:
First place team Sunni Adams, Shirley Es
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down Pflug down at the plate later in the in-
ning.
In the seventh Raylee Arndt reached
base on a fielder's choice, stole second and
scored on a two out single by Pflug to tie the
game.
The score remained 2-2 until the top of
the 12th. Pflug gave the Thunder the lead
when she singled, and scored on a single by
Kelly Britt. Again the Brahmans made a nice
defensive play as they retired Katie Britt try-
ing to score.
Okeechobee rallied with two runs in
the bottom of the 12th to win the game in
dramatic fashion. With one out, Stevens
singled, and Victoria Blevins beat out a bunt
for a hit. With runners in scoring position
Douglas laid down a pretty sacrifice bunt
that brought home both runners to give the
Lady Brahmans the victory.
Okeechobee lost the consolation cham-
pionship game to George Jenkins on Sat-
urday night, 10-3. The Lady Eagles jumped
out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and were
never threatened in the game.
Okeechobee got RBI's from Blevins and
McCullough, but were held to four hits on
the night. Kayla Montgomery and Nadine
Fulghum both had two hits and three runs
batted in for the Eagles.
Sam Harrell took the loss as she allowed
15 hits and 10 earned runs in four innings
ofwork.
Okeechobee did score three runs in the
top of the third, but couldn't get any closer
after that rally.

Results

place team Carol Seiser, Eileen Hammond,
Janice Rhyme, Paula Fisher. Third place
team -Nancy McAlinden, Wanetta Johnson,
Kay Duball, Saba Curren.
P.I.G.S. League April 3: First place J.W
Cain. Second place Ida Curtis. Last place -
Brad Sheltra.
Closest to the pin: Max Sherry, Ida Curtis,
George Guydosh, Frank Noble.
Gold Tee League -April 3: First place
Roger Foss. Second place Lou Cox. Third
place tie Joe Albrechta, Vern Johnson,
Howard Shelkie.



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for car or truck $965.
(863)610-0521
TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer. (863)227-0142
WATER SYSTEM Com-
plete, 1.5hp pump, water
softener, Pressure tank. New
$1250. Asking $650.








$500 239-503 0339




TYPEWRITER IBM Electric
WHEELWRITER Includes
stand. $500frm.
(863)634-4722



AMER BULL DOG PUPS 2f,
Im, Beautiful, great per
sonalities, shots & wormed,

CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & dedawed
Good w/ non-agreo ive
Ed2, bu59t n cats. $0.
(500)209-6153

KITTENS 9 WKS, TO
GOOD HOMES, PRET-
TY/PLAYFUL, KID/DOG
FRIENDLY $0.
(863)261-5920

KITMENSIII BlacoWhite
Female & Black Male Lov-
ing/Adorable! Okeethobee
$0. (863)634-0567
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
d home. Ready Apl
5th. 12 to choose from.
IM 90. (863)357-1365
PUPPIES, RABBITS &
CHICKENS Lab mix pups,
$25, Rabbits, $10, Rooster
$5 (863)675-0273



HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt. $1200.
(863)612-0200
HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Box!
120 Volt Plg in. $400.
(863)612-0200
SWIMMING FOOL Filter
and Cartidges-Haywood -
$55. (863)674-0281



SEWING MACHINE Ric-
car Model 5900 pus 2
drawer open leaf sewing
table $350. (239)936-0747



BOAT SEAT nice boat seat
$15. (863)610-0521


BOWFLEX POWERPRO -
NEW Never been used.
attachments include.
$550. (863)763-7750
Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers put-
ters & FW. woods, O1700
will separate
(863)946-3123



SURROUND SOUND Sys-
temrn, Techwood, tall speak-
er, 5 disc player. All books
remotes $700
(863)634-2790 anytime
US-AMPS 2 Channel System
w/12" Speakers in Box -
"Competition Style" Good
Cond. Sounds Great. $250.
(863)381-6488



BIG SCREEN TV 61" Ze-
nlth/Inteq. All the books &
remote $500
(863)634-2790 anytime
Color TV Hitachi and NC,
both 36" $500 for both- wild
separate 863-674-0156 La-
Belle

DIRECT TV DISH w/2 re-
ceivers, & remotes, still in
box. $100 (863)763-9410
DIRECT TV RECEIVERS (4-
with remotes and dual L &
B Dish for all. $100
(863)763-2772
MAGNAVOX COLOR Televi-
sion 32", smart sound.
Exc. condition. $100/or
best offer. (239)410-6403
ROUND TV Antenna Am-
plfied with mast, wiring &
controls $50.
(517)648-1971



BALDOR GENERATOR -
6000 watt 995 GENER-
AL Generator 7550 watt
$495, used few times
(863)467-9800
CARPENTER TOOL'S Ex-
tended bed saw, drill press,
ladder's 20' extension.
Call after 5pm
(863)946-1639


(863)697-9704
PRESSURE WASHER -
Devil BEs, 2000 PSI, 5HP
Briggs & Stratton, Runs
Great. 75. (561)5733499
TOOLBOX DIAMOND
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE-
MNT, LOCKS W/ KEY.
GREAT COND. $300.
(863)381-6488



HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Bear.
Like New (Okee area)
$10/will sep.
(863)763-6131
XBOX 360 With games.
Good shape. $110
(863)634-2790 anytime



FLORIDA ART A.E. Back-
us, H. Newton, A. Hair, G.
Buckner, Highwaymen Big
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LEAVE THE CITY Live in
the country 3/2 Share 20
acres. Horses welcome!
Call Buzz (772)201-8230


I LAWN CAR E SERVI Free estimates, mowing, weed
I(3447edginy, sod installation and more Call Cody|


CHAIN SAW Echo CS
5000, will trade for gun.
$200. (863)234-1230
(239)357-5111
CHAIN SAW Red Max
G3800 or will trde for
gun. $150. (239)357-0926
CUB CADET commercial
lawn mower 62 inch cut
Kohler engine 140 hrs
$2900. (863)697-1493
RIDING MOWER Honda
HT 3813, 38" cut, 13 hp
water cooled engine, new
blades. $700
(863)697-9704
RIDING MOWER Sim-
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in-
cluded. $425
(863)675-7080
ROTARY SPREADER -
Scotts, like new, with new
post hole digger, $30.
63)763-0625





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IN TOWN 2/2 very dean,
w/d, lawn maint induded,
$800 + $300 sec. Ca l
(863) 634-3572

KINGS BAY (Two) 2/2,
$695 per me 1st & last, no
pets. (863)763-7301 or
(863) 697-1623
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES 2
BR, 1 BA Duplex Apt. New-
I remodeled. Tile floors
throughout. Stove, Fridge.
Nice, quiet area. $625 mo.
+ last mo. & sec. No pets.
A v a i
immed.(863)467-0627




TAYLOR CREEK CONDOS -
1BR, 1BA, Fumished. $650
mo. + $350 sec. dep.
(863)763-6576



CANAL FRONT Furnished
2BR, IBA, screen perch,
boat dock & lift, hardwood
floors through out, DW,
W&D. Includes Lawn Care
water & satellite TV $850
1st & sec. (863)467-7528
FOR RENT 3/2 great
neighborhood in SW sec-
tion. $1175 mo + sec
(863)467-4971
OKEE 2/1, clean fur-
nished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, W/D. Shed,
$800/mo inclds water. Call
(786)201-0306


FURNISHED DUPLEX
2BR I car garage,
W&D, OW, Ceiling fans in
every mom, front & mear
porch, tile floors through
out Located in Kings Bay.
Indudes lawn care & gar-
ge. $775 first & sec.
(863)467-7528

KINGS BAY, Furnished 1BR,
1BA duplex, 1 car garage,
W&D, tile foors through
out, ceiling fans in every
room. Includes, lawn care
& garbage. $675 1st
sec. (863) 467-7528

LOG CABIN 2BR 1BA,
Rim Canal. Pool & DcP. Fur-
nished w/Bedding, Linens &
Cookware. (561)234-0277

PINERIDGE PARK Area -
2BR, 2BA w/Lg. FL Rm., 1
car ga $750 mo. st, ast
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A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2
golf courses, partially fhum.,
w/d, $550 mo. or sale
$25,000. (772)341-6617

BEST VALUE IN TOWN!
For Rent: 2/1 apartment.
Unit newly remodeled. Loat-
ed 12 miles north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included. No
Pets! $495 Move In special.
M-F (863)467-2982

BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl.
Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Air
$500 mo. 3 BR, 2 BA,
/Alr. $600 .mo No pets.
(863)763-4031

CABIN 1/1,$525. MO +
Sec 8 elec also 1/1 RV,
BHR $400 mo. + Sec & elec.
55+ Comm (863)763-7164

DWMH 2BR/2Bath on east
side of town. 8650 mo 1t,
last & Sec. (863)697-8836

OKEECHOBEE-2br lbawth
large back porch & front
porch on large ceic,
wooded, fenced lot. $800
mo. Also a 1 br Iba $500
mo. Call 863-634-3451

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2/2
furnished on water w/dock.
Electnc/Water/Cable In-
cluded. No pets. Adults on-
ly. $1000 mo. + $500 sec.
dep. Call 954-260-1933


3 and 4 bedroom mobile
homes beginning at
$39,900. All inventory be-
ing sold at near cost. Call
(863) 673-4325
Bank Repo. Very large 4 br
home. $47,900 includes
setup and a/c. Call
(863)673-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Going out of business sale.
Factory has dosed and in-
ventory must go. All homes
sold at invoice or below.
Call (863)673-4325
Older 5th wheel 2/3 BR
w/lg addition, on Taylor
Creek. 55+ Rverbend Park.
GREAT DEAL $7000
(828)208-0980
PARK MODEL -35' Trailer,
Come see, Make offer. Fi-
an RV Park, 6500 Hw441
SEIot 20. okee.
(304)690-6112





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CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more info!
(904)44-0952
JONBOAT V-BOTTOM Se-
lect 14ft no leaks, no calls
before 5pm $200/or best
offer. (863)634-3978

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COACHMAN 1985 28 Ft.
Pull Behind. $1800 Fim
(863)675-7105
GULFSTREAM 31 FT 2005 -
good condition, cental air
and heat + more. $4900.
(863)414-5575
GULFSTREAM ULTRA 1996
- Motor Home: Labelle. 24'
Gulfstream Ultra, V8 Che
ga engine. Sleeps 5.13.
a/c, 100k miles. $4999/or
best offer. (863)673-5704
Hornet Travel trailer- 33 ft,
2 fold out, good spe.
$2000 or best offer
(863)467-4890
SHADOW CRUISER
M-800K 2000 Tele-
scopic cab-over truck
camper w/side dinette,
a/c furnace, 3-way re-
fer, 4 mechanical jacks,
20 g. fresh water, por-
ta-potty, EXCELLENT
Condition $3500.
(863)610-1674
SIERRA FIFTH WHEEL
1999 central a/c, heat
30ft with elec slide out
Slee six, ver clean,
ask fr Scott $1000/or
best offer.
(863)634-7032
SUPERIOR MOTOR
COACH 1975, Rebuilt mo-
tor, new tires & exhaust.
Plus more. $3000 Neg
(863)430-6987


CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
eve hin works slide out
goo sape 4999.
(863)697-1493



YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
good condition 3 sweater
11 horsepower $5000/or
best offer. (713253-7326
(832)878-4268




BOAT PROPS) (1)
stainless Steel, (0) Alumi-
num, Call After 5pm
$17. (863)634-3978
CAPTIANS chair with arms
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
chor $145 or will separate
(863)357-7936
Yamaha Outboard, 2 cy
de, 30hp, long shaft 1998,
low hrs Enduro $1000 or
best offer. LaBelle
508-524-4372



HDElectra GliderAltaClassic
fuel ejected, 2001 green
wth slamming Eagle cus-
tom paint, gar, under 22K
miles, $11,500.
(863)467-5823
Honda Shadow 2007,
750cc. Excellent condition
90,000 OBO 239-839-4883
BelHle
HONDA SHADOW 750 -
Very Low miles, Great con-
dition $4000
(863)634-4765
KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
2002 STREET-RUNS
GREAT! 80mp NICE RIDE
$1700. (864)357-1739




CARTER 6 1/2HP 2005 -
Go-Kart. Call for info. In
Okeechobee $450/or best
offer. (954)242-2180
HONDA 3 Wheeler, 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
drive, hi/low range reverse
$1300 obo (863)697-9616
HONDA RANCHER 2006 -
Honda Rancher 4X4 4
wheeler in EXC. cond. LOW
hrsi $3500. (904)449-0952
SUPERMACH KCG-110
2008 110CC/wrI RE-
VERSE, $800/firm.
(863)763-4681





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BUICK PARK AVENUE
1998 One owner,
28000 miles excellent
condition, 8200/neg.
(803)703-8132
CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Mint Condi-
tion,Will trade for
something smaller
$2000/neg. (863)342-3374


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BUICK RIVIERA 1985 -
19,000 miles, great condl-
don, loaded, I owner
$5000. (863)357-2239

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- VERY CLEAN, RUNS
GREAT $850.
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147 Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee

863-467-5243


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DODGE 1985 ooking r
buy-we'. eed a motor
of a van or pick-up $500.
(863)983-2809 JEEP WRANGLER 1995
4o4, auto, only 73K mo, cal
DODGE CARAVAN 1991 Sam $4999
New alternator, starter, (239)633-7173
tune-up, cold A/C, gd tires.
$1800. (863)357-1365 MAZDA 1994 4-wd, auto
V-6, bucket seats $700/O
DODGE DAKOTA 1995 best offer (863)697-3666
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT
$1850. (863)63-47800

FORD RANGER 1994, un- ,
der 100k miles, whe, EZ GO W/' ser
good rubber auto oer over osd ti o, enclosed
drove V6 92000 head lights. $1000 on tnadr
(863763-2526 eve for 07ntoon t
(954)707- 2 4d
FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs ork, $1200 or best GOLF CART Club Ca
offer (863)634-3200 2000, electric, low hours
Excellent cond. $1450
GRAND PRIX -1998, fully best offer (83)467-2824
loaded, sun roof, leather,
all power, anti lock brakes. GOLF CART Club Car
$2800 (63)763-8027 2000, elecbic, low hours
Excellent cond. $1450 o
HONDA CIVIC 2 DOOR bes ofter (863)467-2824
1998 Runs Good, need
little work no air condition Golf Cart 1992 Yamahs
or radio $1000/fia. $375. needs batteries. Ca
(561)261-5766 June 863-67507501 LaBelle

LINCOLN MARK VII 1990 .
961k miles,1 owner, al t Ir I ri
cond. $4000 firm. call f m
4-8pm (407)436-1266
CHEVY 350 300hp fesl
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 99- rebuild all new intema
160000 mi. In good condi- parts $2000/or best offer
tron. For info. In Okeecho- (83)697-0136
bee. $4999.
(954)242-2180 DODGE TRUCK
1980-1993 1 R Fenders
MITSUBISHI LANCER ES Good shape $15(
2002 Great Mpg (863)430-6987
$4000/or best ofec
(863)357- 6180 ENGINE TECUMSEH
6.2Shp, vertical shaft, ca
see it run, $40
OTHER FIAT SPYDER (863)763-0625
1977 Runs great lots of
new parts. Will trade for?.
1349/or best often MUD TIRES Size 15 cl
(786)709-5900 LT/235/75R Good condittol
1/2 prce $160/neg
TOYOTA COROLLA, '92 4 (863)675-6314
dr., auto, $1250 or best of-
fer J863697-9005 or OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
(863)532-019 Ciera S Good running ca
for parts. Clean d5e $295
VW 1960 DUNE BUGGY (863)697-0996
STREET LICENSED 1600
CC ENG, RUNS GREAT. STEP RAILS for a For
$3700. (863)447-1733 F250 Pickup Truck Po
shed stainless steel; gIo(
condition $150
(863)634-5759

F250 EXT. CAB -1988, 7.3 TIRES (4) ha-,.', 'r, ,
litre diesel, 1 ton, rear & 395/85/R 20 oA IL. tr,.ori,
gooseneck ball $2200 X. $300 for all, will sep
(863)634-2379 (305)370-5647 Clewlston.

JEEP WRANGLER 1995 TIRES FOR SALE SR 1
120k milesoft top, all ter- with rim's all 4 for $252
rain tires, 4 cyl. speed (863)763-5133 o
$4500. (863)673-4758 863-697-2670


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TRANSMISSION 2003
K1500 Automatic w/rebuilt
cor. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687

TRANSMISSION 2005
FronBtheel Drive GM
4T65E $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687




CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2002 One owner,
47500 miles, V-8
S11500 / neg
(863)763-8132

CHEVY PICKUP 1500
1989 V8 full sie w/ 8'
bed extra cab runs great
2500/or best offer.
(863)673-2250

CHEVY DUALLY 1979
4x4 Flatbed, No tile, Good
for parts, Must go 91000.
(239)462-1564

DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
GREAT TRUCK $1650.
(863)634-4780

FORD 2001 Brand name
Reese 5th wheel hitch fits
Ford. Negotiable $350.
(863)801-9812

FORD 2001 Factory Ford
bumper hitch $150/neg.
(863)801-9812

FORD 350 1985 Dually
ood truck/engine.
$1650/or best offe.
(863)697-0996

FORD F-150 1984 Tan,
300 eng, 4sp, 70,340 miles
cold ac. $2400.
(561)261-0682

FORD F-150 1997 3
Door, Very good condition,
Cold AC $5000/or best of
fer (239)986-0296

FORD F150 1999, Auto,
a/c, long bed, v6, good
tond. $1,950
(812)989-3022

FORD F350 1993 4 Door
Dually, 7.3 Turbo diesel.
Runs good. Must sell.
$2800 (863)675-2243

FORD RANGER 2000 4
cyl. A/C, S spd. Like new!
$280 (305)370-5647
Clewiston

GMC 3IMMY Full size
1985, 4 inch lift 35 inch
tires, $1800 or best of-
fer(863)532-9243

TOYOTA1 TON 1990 Au-
to, 6cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400.
(561)261-0682




FACTORY OPEN Utility
Trailer 6' 4" X 12' 3,500
Ib. Axle, Sides, Tailgate.
$700. (561)573-3499

HEAVY DUTY Trailer, Duel
Axle 16' flatbed w/ ramps
$600 or best ofer
(863)697-9938 or
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOELEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2001-CP-163
In re:
Estate of
ROBERT ART R HEIDEN
a/k/a ROBERT A. HEIDEN,
Deceased

(Summary Adminhstrato )
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notiaed that an
Order Detrmn g Hometead Status
of Real Property and Order of Sum-
mary Admnstatio n has been en-
tered in the Estate of ROBERT
ARTHUR HEIDEN, a/Ia ROBERT A.
HEIDEN, Deceased, File Number
2008-CP-163, by the rcur Court for
Okeechobee County, Florda, Probate
DolVion, the address of which is 312
N.W. 3rd Sreet, Suite o10, Okeedo-
ee, Fnda 34972; that the de-
denth date of death was May
2008; that the total estate co s o
exempt homestead real property and
exempt personal property that the
naes and addresses those to
whom i has been assigned by such
order are,
DIXIE LEE JOERGER, L69 N. d-
lothian Road, Mundelen, Illnol
BETTY LOU CUNNINGHAM, 1025
Meadowbook Drive, Round Lake
Beach, Iinos 60073
GRACIE WIGGINTON 8155 Rose
Terra, Seminoe, Forida 33777
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT;
All els of e deedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against thoe estate of the de-
cdent other than thuse for whom
prison for full payment was made
in the Oder of Sumary Admlnbt-
tan musr file their claims whn this
cour WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
ER BARRED.
NOT'nITSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PRI-
OD, AN CLAIM FILED Two (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Nee is April B,
2009
Person G,'ng Note
Dbe Lee Jorger
169 N Midlothian Read
Mundelin, Illnolis 60060
Atn for Person Gng Notle.
CON & CON EL PA,
Post Office Doraer 1367
Okeecohbee, Floda 34973
(863)763-382S
Tom W tConetly, Ill
Flonda Bar No. 096482
317058 ON 4/8,15/2009


PubIc Aucton will be held at Johns
Towng Serce storage "et bated at
704 Northeast 2nd Awn", Oke-
dhofbee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 24,
009, at 9:00 AM, Pursuant t Flon-
da Statute 713.78 for unpad towing
and storage charge. Year, make,
model and VNare am as fows
1996 Doe 4 Door
1994 Cheerolet C 10 Track
VIN#1GCDC14Z4RZ269814
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checkd ilr be accepted. Seller re-
serves the nrght of final bid ALL
SALES ARE AINALM NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE! Said automObiles
will be sold m As Is cndton wth
no guantee I f
311h., ON -1./0


SHARON RBERTW CLERK
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IN THE CIRMI COURT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
ACOU FOIDA
eAssgned tof uLdge MANo
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGSTERA,
TION S ES, INC. a mr far
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BAN etc
haintffs
RIGBEERTO MOYA-GOMHEZ, e, et AL,
Defendants
NOTICE OFCLERKS SLE


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File NO. 2009 CP 57
IN RE: ESTATEOF
JOHN L FREDRICIS,
Deceased.


me dmnStraon of the estate of
John L FPdros, deceased,
whoe da of death was uy l20
208, is pending in e Circit
Court for Okeechobee County,
Florda, Probate Dbvson, the ad-
dret of whith s 312 NW Third
Street Oke Fobee, londa
34972. The name and address
of rte peonl preseatlve and
the personal resentave attor-
ne are set forth bela
All creditors of the decent and th-
er persons having lams or de-
mands against decedents estate
o whrom a py aots Ore e "
required to be ered must file
their daims with this court W0THIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUB-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other credtors of the decedent
and other persons having dams or
demands against deedt's eate
must file their daims wh this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL rE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTITSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FO ABOVE
ANY CAIM FILED mTo (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
me date of first cablatn of ths
1tie i Apnl 8tb, 2009.
Personal Representatie
Maureen Oara
299S KlIM Road
Jachsonville, Flonda 32246
Law ofces of,
COOKE & MEUX, P.A.
A. Hamilton Cooke
Florida Bar No 110757
Joseph Clay Meux, JI
Rorida Bar No. 041114
501 Rverde Avenue, Sure 903
Jacksonvlle, Flonda 32202
Telephone. 904) 396-5LOL
Facmile; ( ) 399-1030

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IN E CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEEHOrEE COUNTY, FLOIcd
DA
PROBATE DIISON
.ASE NO .2009-CP-56
IN RE: ESTAE OF
MARGARET EMOGINE LOOIS,
a kRGARET E. LOOMIa

(Ancary Admantratoln)



re dollar admasont of thee
aa MARGARET E. LOOMIS, da ,
Fie Numbe 209-56, U pe. inI
ane Crci Court c o r dkeecdee
Cot, toRda, Probate Dviarsm., e ad-
Sof which 312 N W, t Streeto
Suite 1O Okeechobee, oRda 34972
The names and addr o the anaC
lay persnal rep oesenraav e d the





par rhreoentave's a3ey are
ethan for r ow
p ent s made in the der of
Sumin Admnistaton must fle tr
ams whN thh s ou WITHIN THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOnCE OR TIRT DAYS AFTER
RE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
TH NOTICE ON EM
Sier crediors of the dcedent and
pern haing d ali o demands
m egaist tho estate of the decadent ns
file mer clalm wth tiUs Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBUCATION THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL IMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FNED WI BEOREVR BARRED
The date of e firt pUl of ths
NoOae sA1 "l s6ta 2 ao9.

CadeiTluoene Coe

Attomey forAncllary
Persal Rarental

Okeeobee, Fnda 34973-1367
SNo. 0









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OKEECHOBEE SENIOR SERVICES (OSS)/OKEECOBE COUNTY
2009 COMMON CRE FOR THE ELDERL (CCE)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2009-0
MTe purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is t select and subconoract
whr a pmary and one or more secondary provider for the non-exduve
prao.on of er s a outined in thm po l h to em a st in e g the
needs of erire senior (sn years and older) rdng n Okee bee
county, londa
Hny subsequent ntrat award by OSS as a reult of this RFP Is ngent
upon O'S0 condnued contractual degnaaon wth Area Agency on Aging
reassure CoadtPalm Beach as the Lead geny under the CCE Grant Pro
gram for OKEECHOBEE COUNN. Okedchobee County/ Os rseres the
rght to ,v0s and/or erminate any subtract a a result of an increase
or decrease of available grant funding or terminaton of grant funding.
okeehobe County/OSS makes no guarantee to any propose as the
number of units gen during any me of the Contract term.
hopes of the full RFP may be obtained at
kOkeelobee Sen or Services
1019 W. South Park Street
Okdeechbee, FL 34972
863)467-5180
lease include all requested Infoatn in the proposal ubmtted to the
ountProposals are due no later than ay 2009 at 2:00 P Eastern
tadaTime, A roposl reeved atr thi bme ull not be opened or
onered. Three bound ples of he proposals should be submite d in a
sealed envelope and clearly rked CCE HOME HEALTH CARE SERVIC-
ES 2009 RFP" Any uestons or inqunes should be directed t Sholra Sa-
ge at (863) 462-510. Popoal should be addressed to:
Okeechntee Senor Se rics
CE Home Health Care SemCO 2009 RFP
Depty County Admlnestratort Office
Eudical Center
Room 206 (2nd Teor
Okeechobee, FL 3472
The County reserves the ngh to ware fomalltes or iomaties in propo-
al, to reaet an and all proposals, or to negoat further wl any or all
praoposr and acepts o Rep slbl for the exense, preparan, or de-
Iey of ppoals to the County
Okeechobee Couty i an Equal Oportunty Employer/
Drug FPe Workpae.
lBetsr, Chairman
hoard fCounty Co mmt
kechobee County, Flonda
haron Robertson, OCle
Board of County Co mmr
keechobaee county, Flonda
317060 ON 4/8/09


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MOR OKnEBEE Can Y, cUORIt
PRIVATE -.INHIN SON
Co E NO0. 009 -CP-H
IN RE: ESTATe OF
BeesrA oN t CHAFFEEA
AFkEa BARBARA J. CHAFFEE,


t(mat oAdmirborataron
To AM PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEANDS AGAINME TE ABOVE

oe arte i tot ified that an ofer
ano a 0 s as bOen




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CHAFEE a/7 a BARBRA J. CRAFEE,
Dae ,rut CVrt for O2e8




reoea s o he312 N.Wd 3rd Stet
athe estate L fD. th de naer
and address ade o thoe o e omha
Summa u F ree gs

ALL CINm AD P1DatOS ARE
NOIFILED WIAT O!





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ea/ns ese O (e Ode
FMIE PERIODS SET TOM IN SECTION



NeWa 7 orSaIbaNG Amn OTHER
CLAIM FILED TfWO ( ag NAROB
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DAt OFe DEa D 13SBAE.





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INE SO CIRU UnRT IN ANDr
FOR OEECHOBEE CoUNTY, F.on-

CAE NO. 2aor O -CP-t 1
IN RE r ES eaTE OF







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T ohe wround ed a tean of

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m1oe 14.56, Ies reed n the r


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o addresson tte psonEl Rece
rour used ow. oseb


ths aer e date of the fst pu-
cat of rS no e mst fe ther
nam, wah ths Court WITHIN THE LAT
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRs PUBUCATON OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
A .e.er comi of ath dedentI adI
gart He .-ta tme rdeedent mb

THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FI PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TIALL C'DOMS AND DEMANDS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
NOMITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH A IO, ANY CLAIM
FILED MO 2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER
BARRED.
The date of the fs piat of th



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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
he Department of Enronmenta l Protecton (Department) ges notice
ts intent to ue a Lake Okeechobee Proteon Permit (LOPP) (Rle No
1254574-O02) In acordance with Secton 373.4595 Roda Statutes (FS
o the South Flo nda ,r 09 0t 1 0 a0 Wateshed Teshnol0
lies, LLC (Pemitees) for the cons n, opab, and maintenance o
he LemLon Creek Hybnd Wetand Treatment Technlogy (HWI T) p0o1ect
Mies perm t authorizes the Lem.n Creek HWFT Projet, which will ndud
he consmtbon, oprabon, and maintenance of two treaent system
,lthin an testing 4.5-acre borrow pit with a paraon be, the Lhemk
:eek HWcT ,End 0 W ff 0 T ffacilty; a shallow (1 to I
lepth) vegetated 9lhg pond, appromately 70 fet wide lcated on Ti
exodng bermn searabng the S and 24-are borrow p, and asso0at
oulow and woelw ulve0. The pm t site s situated between two fl
a os with surfae wa-ter enLteng the HWT systems from two f para2
aterheds with inflows from Lmbn Cree FOT Dh, Wolff Ditch an
through a series aof ent cells 0and dbharge into the Lemkin CeN
isolated Weand Project 0WRP). Waters from the Le m Creek IWRP ultl
0at0ly dicharge to the -4 canal and eventually into Lake Okee oe,
a. I waterbody, via the S-133 structure. Te authozed onstucbon
Iperaion, and maintenance are derbead n more detail n the applcatol
nd assodated documents on with the Department
rhe proposed wok will take pla within the following property denp
ons, parcel ID number 1-05-38-35 AOO0010-000 in Okeechobe
County nor e of State Road 78W, west of U.S. Hhway 44, and we
of the rthwest corner of Lake Okeechobe (Sect1 n 5, Tonsthp T3
,outh, R e 35 East) in Okeechobee County (Laitaude 27 11' 54 11 V

rhe applcabon is aallable for public inspe0on duNnng normal busmne
lour, 8:00 a.m. to 5:0o p.m, Monday through Frnday, except legal holl
0ays, at the Department Southeast D t Office, 00 North Congres
ene, Suie 0#2 West Palm Beach, Ronda, 33401 telephone nc
561)681-6600
rhe Department will issue the perm unless a tomelypetaon for an admon
strabve hearing ied puruant to ct 120.569 and 120.57 of th
orida Statute. The pocedues for petlioning for a hearng are set for0i
welow Due t the large s ze of this project and the muide of agenda
nd interest Hteest e00 a0n, with this oje, the medabon proes
rlesbed in Chapter 10, FS. will t be a feeble method to resolve dis
ute assodated with the proje0 Therefore, the oponal mediabon pro
odedgs will not be available.
A person whos substantial interests are affected by the Departm t's pro
sed periing gdcson may perion for an admin rative hean0 g in ac
dance with 120,569 and 120,57, FS. The peton must ontall
:he information set forth below and must be filed (nre eed by the dek) ii
e Offie of General Counsel of the Department at 390 Comnwealtl
Boulevard, Ma Statlon 35, Tallahassee, Flonda 32399-3000
t0iato by the applicant or any of the part listed below must be flel
vhin twenty-one (21) days of publcaion of the noce or whn twenty
ine (21) days of recelpt of the wrien noce, whsdeveroccurtn first Unde
Sein 120.603) of the Flda Statutes; however any pero n who ha
isked the Deparent fr notice of agency aon may file a petl0on wi0ll
10 days of receipt of such noi e regardless of the date of publication i
Ieb0ner must mall a copy of the peton to the applicant at the ad
ndlcated above, at the l b of ling. The fadiure of any peon to file ap e
tion witn the appropriate time pennd shall consmtute a waiver of tha
person t to request 0 an admmlstrabve determaat1n (heanng) under
Seon 120.569 and 120.57, FS., or to inteve in this proceeding a
ardpate as a party to Any subsequent Inteention will be only at thI
screton of the presidngoter upon the filng of a moon in ompllano
Onh Rule 28-106.205 of Fnda Admnratve Code,
SpetNn that disputes lhe matenal facts on which the Departments acol
s based must ontain the following inormnatn:
(a) The name and addrs of each agency affected and each agency fil
or idenificaton number, if know
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petoner, th
name address and telephone number of the pebtlner representalve
a, which shall be lhe address for srvie purpo during lhe ur
of the roceedng and an exanaon of how he petioner0 substan0ac
interests Oil be a ed by the agency deteelnabon,
) A statement of when and how the peLone received notice of thi
agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issue of material ft If there are none
the peton mat onD ndie,
(e) A cncse statement of the umat facts alleged, Induding the spe0
facts the petner contends warrant reversal or modlflcation of the agent
yspropTosed ath8n,
0 A statement of the specl rles or statutes the petLoner contends re
quire meoai or mdcabon of the agency poosed action, indudlni
an eplanaon of how the alleged fas relate to the sea rules or s
utles and
(g) A statement of the 0lef ught by the pebtoner, stating peisely thi
on the ner wishes the agency take with respect to the agent
cs proposed act0n
i petbon that doe not dispute the maenal facts on which the Depart
en a n based shall state that no such fats are in dispute and oth
else shall contain the same mformabon as set forh above, as required b
0ule 28-106 301. FA.C.
euse the adm stre a hearing process desned to formulate hna
Igenc 0act8n the fing of a petin means I that the Deparent final ac
tln may be different fr the apolon take by it in th tie. Pen an
1hose substan9al interests will be af0tctd by any such final season of th,
leparent on the appcabon have the eight to pebon to become a par
o the prcedm in accordance wththerequme ntset forth above.



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECOBMEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-S4
IN RE ESTATE OF
LEOPOLD I. FOURNIER,
Deceased


The administration of the estate of
LEOPOLD I FOURNIER, deceased,
whose date of death was February
25, 2009, and whose Soaal Se-
curity Number 001 O-28-422, i
pending in the Circt Court for
Okeehobee Count Florida, ro-
bate Dvision, the address of whol
s 312 N.W. 3rd S0eet, Suite 101,
Okeehobee, Ronda 34972, The
names and address of the per-
baeI epreentatIe and pe.o l
reresentave's attorney are set
forth below,
All crehdtor of the decedent and oth-
er peros having dalms or de-
mands against decedent estate
on whom a copy of thi nobce
slrved within ree months aer
the date of the first publaon of
ths notce must file their dams
with this Court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST UBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM,
All other credtrs of the decedent
and peons having lalms or de-
mands a0galn0 the estate of he
decedent must file ,lr dalm
with this urt WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733,702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FRTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of the first publlbon of
thIS note is: April 1st, 2009.
Mauente So.ne
9700 N.W. 80th Aen
okeehobee, Ronda 34972
CONELY & CONELY
Post Offce Drae 1367
Okeechobdeo Flonda 34973-1367
(86E 763-3825
Tom W Cone III
Florida Bar f96482
Attorney for Personal Representatve
314120 ON 4/1,8/09


IN 1TE CIRCU1 r COURT IN AND
loR OUKEEHOBE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISO

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALfll A BARNETa a/ka
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
(Aillh AdAmn s ]
TO ALL PERSON HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE AOVE

Thsiane adonml'son V Mer f s
te ALEA BARNET, a/k/a FRANC-
ES ALE7A WALKER BARNENTt
deca. While Number 0090 2, Is
pending in he Cirt Court for Okee-
e address of which is 312 N.W
3ndeSreeL Si1e 101, O keehobee,
Tonda 34972 The nam and addre
s of the anOlar pesl representa-


NOTIFIED THAT
A crdor of e decedent and other
perss hav dcams o demands

umra Admnitraon o must file thor
dalms thln this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST FUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRPTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE O SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ONTHEM,
I other citors of the decedent and
persons hng daims o1 demands
fife thr dalms wh ths Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Thedate of the fWrt u ton of s

Amllary PersOnal Representa
Sardra Jean BaMret
107 Moore Avnue, S.E.
I VA 221 0
Ane Anclar
CONELY &I LONELY, PA
Post Oe Draer 17
Okeechob Florida 34973-1367
By. tornW. Conely i
Forda Bar No. b" 2
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH UDICIALNIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOEE CGINTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL MURSDICrON DIV SION

COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC
Vs.
DANIEL E. REARDON; CATHERINE L.
REAR DON; ND ALL KNOWN R-
TIES TIMINGG BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST TE HEREIN NAMED IN
DIVIDUAL DEFENDIMANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR AIVF
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES
HEIRS, DEoVIEES, GRANTEES OR TH-
ER CLAIMANTS, JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN PS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLKSRE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN purant
to a SummaFal JuI et of Fre
u dated Mah 2009 entered in
SCase NO 47-200-CA-000335 of
the Crl Court of the 19t Judial Cr-
ot In and for OKEECHOBE Count,,
Ok0echo0be, Fnlda, I W1ll to the
higest and best (bdder for ash on the
OurP AsCy Room, 2nd FLA r, Oke0
GeCounty Judal ente 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeehee, rida, at
11:00 a.mn. on me nd day of Ail,
009 e fdlng denbed pro
a set oh in said m r Rnal ud
mren, to-wi
LOTnE, R-BAR ESATE, UNIT I00,
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
PAGE 64, PBUBC RECORDS OF
OECOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDOA


the r er as of the date of the
odas a-e r r dslee.
ated this 12th day of Marh, 29.
SARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /S/ SANDRA L SCREECH
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID 3 STERN
ATTORNEY FOR RAINTIFF
9 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 4
PLANTATION FL 33323920
(s94 23300 FAX (954)23-7B
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMER-
CANS WIH DISABILTES ACT OF
In acconce th e Anerans wi

proeeding should ntac Court Admi
Itraion later than en days prior
to te rocdng at 250 NW Counby
1call 1-772-870-4370 W ln two wong

g4m p'red All W- L ZIfyou
are e impared l 1-80095-8770,
va Frda eay Seerve

















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CmTY PLANNING B RBON ARD ONF ADUTMENT AND APPEALS
MEETING NOTICE
NOTIC IS HEREBY GIEN hat the Planning BoardBoard of Adjut
ent and Appeals will met as the local planning agency on humday
april 16, 2009 atn G:0 p.m. or as soon mtereafer as p~ase to n
iny proposed amendments, submated by ty Staff or tener, to the Cn
Irehenive Plan, which oclude e hLand Deelopment Regulatioa (LDR'
thme m ng wil be held at ty Hall, 5 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in t
ounol chambers, Roa 200, Okeecobee Fl Rda. The publ i8v t
and enraged to aend. A py of the agenda will be available on
ebte w d k h m or contact the General Servies Depart
ent(363) 763-N3372 x 218,
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED hat f any pern deares to ap
eal any deohn made by the Planning Board with pect to any matte
onsidered at this meeting or hearing wll ned 11101000,09 to ens00ure a verba1m reoon
f the proceed s is made, which record mdudes the tesmny and evl
lence upon which the appeal s to be bared. General Seres media an
used for tne solo purpose of back-up for the department
In accordane wh the Amercans with Dlablbes Act (ADA) and Flondo
Statute 286.26, pesons wMh dlablhtlles needing special acc nmodatlon b
arpate in ths proceeding should contact Bettyn Clement, no later tha
wo 2) working day prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218 if y
Ire hea0ng or vole impaired 0all TDD 1-8M0-955- 770 (vce) o
1-300-955771 Y).
Y: Bran Wnhitehall, Zoning Adminlstator
U6385 ON 4/8/09


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IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH 3JU mAL. CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHEOBEECOUNTY,


NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAV-
INGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RICHARD E, TURGEOhN MARION M,
SURGEON" ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
DER AND AGAINST TH, HEREIN NMED
INDMTDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HERS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CAIMANTS; KING B HOME-
DEFENDA PNT )
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN uI nt
0c0ure dated March l, 8 009 0 r in
,0i Cae No, 200CA0 o0 0 0 r-
cut Cour of the 19t ud0 alro in
and fr OKEECHOBEE County, Oeho
bee, Rda, I ll sel to Ihe nghest and

County Judcal Cent, 312 NW 3Id
Set Oeechiee, Fbda, at 11:00
a.m. on he 22nld day of pl,2009 he


dsa1d Sumar a 00n00 0w
LOTS I4 AN 50, BLOCK IlD

REw0AdOF 9 POeN OF
A N01 OIN TO EI PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BO6OK 6
PAGfS)S 76, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any pen dalmlng an tmst in te
surp from the sale, f any, other an
the prpeorty oer a of the date of the
lIs pendes, must 0i0e a claim within 60
dadi mg me sa mle. e
Dated ls 12/ day of MarCh, 2009.

CRK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /Sl SANDRA L OREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID ]. STERN
90 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUr rsITE r
ANTATION, FL 33324-3920
0881871 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMELI-
CANS WITH os BEurES ACT OF
I arda th Me Amercans Wam
ammodaton to papt in ths
proeedmg should ta Cou Admn-
straon ater than n days r
r th eeang ae 2 NW Cu4n;.
Mub Dn= 1OZSL LU, FL 34986O
,1 1-772-870-43711 aTChn to i mrbng
day of your rpt of he Su
ms/Noce to Ape. If you a hear-
ing impaired all 1-80-95877L. Ifyou
v Impaed 1-80=95-8770,
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IN THE CRCUT COURTOF
OEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2009 CP 60
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE VIRGINIA SCHUTTE,
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The adrminstrabon of the Florida es-
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SCHUrTTE, deeas, deeaed Fle Number
2009 CP 60, pedng in the Cr-
10it Court Nf Okeche County,
Florida, Probate Dolo the ad-
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file their claims with this Court
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THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
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19TH JUDICIAL CIRCTIN
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DIVISION
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FREMONT INVESTMENT AND LOAN,
Plainff
CURT LUNDBERT, t al
Deendandts


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN purs
ant to the Final Judgment of Fr
sur dated March 2009 and
entered Ca No. 208 CA 205 o
he Clr R Court of the 19th utial
Clrcu in and for Okee daee
CouI, Flonda wherein FREMONT
INVESTENT and LOAN, is Plaintff
and CURT LUNDBERG & UNKNOWN
S OUBE OF CURT LUNDBERG are
the Defendants. I wi ll l to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the Oweedhobee County Judicial
en, 312 NW 3rd St., Jury A
l Roo, nd o, OkeeI hbee
Foda at AM. Mo'cloc on the
2nd d of Apl, 209 the following
dsribed property set forth In 0
said Order or Fna Judgment, to-wit
mThe W. 42.50 of Lot 8 and the
E. 32.50 ft of Lot 9, Blok 201,
OKEECHOBEE CY SUBDIVI-
SION, according to the Plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book

County, Fioda lying and be-
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NEWS and file e o5ginal with the
Clerk at the OKEECHOBEE County
cour by FL e oooLe 000000
on Plaintif arney or ImmediatenF
thereafter, otherwise a dfadt wll
be entered against yu for the relief
demanded ne complant.
Ths noce is provided pursuant to
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In acorda fith the Artenas
with Disabidmes Act If you are a per-
son ith a dlsablIt? who needs any
ammbodat a n order to .1.
pate in this proceeding, you ae en-
tld, at no cost to you, to proviom
of certain asstance. Please ontat
the Court whn 2 worlng days of
your ereeipt of thi nobe or piead-
mPga
onDATED ls Sth day of Mah,

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CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING AND WORKSHOP
NOTICE IS HEREBY mGIN at the ity of Okeechobee Code Efore-
met Board wll be meeng on Tuesday, Apil 1 4, 20 :30 p.m.
City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ah, m 200, Oeerhobee, Florida Te public rrn
our webslte at .crvofokee bee. or contact Sue Christopher at
the City Fire Deparment 763-4423, There wil be a Workshop Selon im-
medately following the meeting to discuss the Internatonal property
Maintenance Code.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f ayper desres to ap-
peal any dedion made by te Code Enfor ent Board wt reapet to
any matter onsidered at ties meeting, such interested pro n will need a
record of the proee gs, and for such purpose may need to ensure a
verbam reord of the proceedings I made whh reod includes the
testimony and evdene upon who the appeal o Mto be based edia Is
fo the ole purpose of ba-up for offloal records o the Fe Depart-
ment.
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Satute 286 26, persons wIth dlrsabllhes needing special accommodatton
to pao nate n ths proceeding should ontat Sue Chntopher no later
than two (2) worbng days pnor to the prareedmn at 863-7634423, i
you are hearing or votoe Impaired all T0PD 1-8-955-8770 (oe) or
1- 80 55771(tY),
by. Jamme Gamttea, Code Board Chairpersn
Sue Chstopher, Board Secretar
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IN THE CIRCUInrT COURTOF THE IN rTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF TE
NINEEENT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, 19H JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
IN AND FOR OIREBHOE A FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA COUNTY FLORIDA
CAE O. O200-CA-26 NO. 2008CA578
"Off E D, SOUT FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
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SYLVESTER SIMO, KATHLEEN RAM- 03ALLY CHARTED INSORUMEN-
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SUBJECT PROPERTY UNKNOWN TEN2 spend in said COUrt that I will sell
ANT # IIN Q 0I ON O THE SUB to the highest and best bidder tor
e'CTr 7t0 cash at ne Okeechobee County Ju-
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RE-NOICEEOF FOSEA.OSRESALE Rom, 2od oo1r 312 NW 3rd
Street Okeechobee, Fonda 34972
NOICE IS HEREBY GIVEN prsuant at 11am o April 22, 209, the ol-
to a n udgmend t f Forelosure dt- lowing described real property'
ed December 2 2008 and Order Re
rg oreoure Sae dated Mach Lot 42, Sundan Trails Ranh,
men16, 2C9o and ter r a No. accordmne toem the plae Ohrea as
Neteenth l ot in and for Pg ) Pubih ReImor t
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MORTGAGE ELEC RONIC REGISRA- ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTR-
TIN STMS, IC; UNKNOWN TEN EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
TANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THN THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY N/K/A BRIDGETTE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
HUNTER am defendant, I 0mil e to DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST
th he abst rorshm FILE A L WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
he ry Aem o dor, TER H0S2LE.
Okeeahobee County Judical Cener;
R In accOrdanCe wh the Amecans
daof ApriL 2W, h folonr d with D1ablites Act of 1990 (ADA)
toerm pma % fmytreoOmr disabled mOeon who, because or
en toher doablles need speoal a00om0
modaon to pabopate this pro-
LOT 32, BLOCK 49 OF BASS cedlng should contact not later
WOOD I, UNIT 5, AORDING than en (7days prir to the pro-
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Brahmans use bunts, pitching to beat John Carroll


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Dustin Stokes pitched a complete game
five hitter, and struck out four as Okeecho-
bee High School defeated John Carroll High
School in boy's baseball, 5-1, Saturday after-
noon.
Okeechobee scored three runs in the
first mostly due to solid bunts, and relied on
strong pitching and defense to defeat John
Carroll for the first time in several years.
It was Stokes's first win against the Rams,
and he said it felt great. "Today I felt good
when I started hitting in the cage," he said. "I
knew I'd pitch well. I felt good. The defense
was great behind me. I got tons of ground
balls. The defense did everything."
After Stokes retired the Rams in the first,
Okeechobee put on a bunting display that
would rival any seen in recent Brahman
history. Drew Selvey reached base on an in-
field hit and Brice Buckner hit a solid single


to left against Rams starter Shane McCain.
Stokes attempted to bunt but failed on two
attempts. He swung away with two strikes
and grounded a single into right field to score
Selvey. From there Okeechobee tried four
sacrifices in a row and were successful on
three of them. Adam Tewksbury's bunt was
mishandled by McCain for an error. Brandon
Farless beat out a bunt to drive home Buck-
ner. Cameron Tewksbury's sacrifice scored
Stokes to make it 3-0.
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders said he
likes the way the team has reacted to bun-
ting the ball.
"We're clicking right now. That is the best
game Stokes has pitched in his four years,"
he said. "That was what we were working
to build four years ago when he pitched as a
freshman. If we can get our pitchers to pitch
like this, we'll be tough to beat. McCain is a

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said they practice bunts every afternoon.
"We've won three or four games bun-
ting now, we want to keep it going," he
added.+
From there it was all Stokes. John Carroll
only could manage a run in the third on two
singles by Luke Newman and Tom Smith
and a fielder's choice by McCain. That made
the score 3-1.
Okeechobee added two runs in the fifth
to put the game out of reach. Mark Weir
reached on an infield hit and Aaron Suarez
reached on a fielder's choice. Buckner drove
home a run with a sacrifice fly and Stokes
drove home a run with a line drive single to
right to make it 5-1.
Stokes retired the last eight batters he
faced and 16 of the last 18 men who came
to the plate.
Tedders said he was impressed with how
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well the Brahmans played on defense, "Their
guys tried to hit him the other way. Aaron Su-
arez had eight assists or so. They put the ball
in play and we made our plays defensively.
I've been telling these guys, make sure you
keep your hands around somebody's throat,
don't let them come up for air, and stay on
them."
The Brahmans had a huge turnout for
Saturday's game. The first Brahman barbe-
cue contest was held during the game as a
fundraiser for the team. The Brahmans now
go into the spring break and won't play for
10 days. Tedders is not concerned that his
team will lose their edge. "We have a plan to
keep sharp. We've come back each year and
do well. Wednesday, April 15, the first game
is against Jensen Beach for the number one
seed in the District Tournament. We hope
that a lot of people show up and support us.
They will have an unbeaten pitcher on the
mound. We want to get him off track just
like we did with McCain today."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Mark Weir slips past the Rams Catcher
Dustin Stokes quieted John Carroll's for an insurance run during Saturday's
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