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Vol. 100 No.
Vol. 100 No. 45


EECHOBEE NEWS


Wednesday, April 15, 2009


50 Plus tax


Easter Extravaganza
... Pages 10, 11


County to get stimulus funds


Stimulus money to
pay for bridge repair
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It seems that all the economic stimulus
money has been going to the larger counties.
That is about to change. Okeechobee County


Administrator Lyndon Bonner recently an-
nounced the first economic stimulus project
for the county.
Slightly over $1 million is earmarked for re-
habilitation of the narrow bridge on S.E. 43rd
Avenue in Treasure Island. Mr. Bonner said it
has not yet been determined if the bridge will
be rebuilt or simply widened. He said it is pos-
sible the bridge deck is structurally sound and
that it would only have to be widened. In that
case the project would cost considerably less


than rebuilding the entire bridge. If that hap-
pens, Mr. Bonner said the he would fight to
keep the remaining money allocated for the
project in the county to be used on other eco-
nomic stimulus projects. He said there were
other projects in the works.
It is uncertain when work would begin on
the bridge. A suitable detour route would have
to be provided for school buses, emergency
vehicles and other traffic to go from Treasure
Island to Everglades Boulevard.


OUA may expand sewer
system coverage
... Page 13
Index
Classifieds............... 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Community Events...........................
Obituaries 6
Opinion...... ................. ....... 4,5
Speak Out 4
Sports 20
Sudoku 13
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Youth employment program expands


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The rehabilitation of this narrow bridge
on S.E. 43rd Avenue in Treasure Island
may be the first of several economic
stimulus projects.


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Workforce Solutions Summer Youth Em-
ployment Program will expand due to the
receipt of stimulus funding.
This summer youth employment and


training component of Workforce Investment
Act Youth Program will target 500 youth from
Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeecho-
bee counties between the ages of 14 and 24
years old.
See WORK Page 2


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Dairy farmers losing millions


The American dream is at risk for Flori
day's dairy farmers as they struggle to hang
on to their farms, cows, and livelihoods. In
an assessment of Florida's dairy industry
released Tuesday, the University of Flori-
da's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences forecasts a total expected loss for the
industry of $99 million this year.
The price farmers receive for their milk
has dropped nearly 50 percent since last
summer because of a wide range of fac-
tors. Milk supply is now exceeding demand
due to the general economic situation in
the U.S. and around the world, reduced
U.S. exports, increased production over-
seas, and the continued impact of last
year's high grain prices.
Wholesale milk prices hit an all-time
high in 2007 and then climbed again in
early 2008 to their second highest level.
Since December, the price dairy farmers
receive for their milk has been in steep de
dine, forcing many to reduce production
by selling cows, renegotiating loans or sell-
ing land.


BEEF
Continued From Page 1

According to Todd Clemons, of the
Okeechobee Livestock Market, local ranch-
ers are in the cow/calf business. Calves are
raised until they are about 500 pounds, then
they are sold at the market and shipped to
the feedlots where they are finished off be-
fore going to slaughter. He went on to ex-
plain that two years ago the steers were go
ing for $600 a head. This year they are selling
for about $500 a head.
While the calves are selling for $100 less,
they are costing more to produce. The cost
of feed, fuel and fertilizer have all risen.
Feed prices continue to rise due to the
"worst winter that we've had in 50 years,"
according to Mr. Clemons. The deep freez-
es caused the grass to die and in turn the
ranchers have to purchase more feed for
their cattle for a longer period of time.
The drought the area experienced in the
past few years was also affecting the feed
costs, but Mr. Clemons explained that typi
cally there was enough dew on the ground
to keep the grass growing.
Mr. Clemons and Mr. Hogue both con-
curred that typically in an economic down
turn, consumers tend to purchase more pork
and chicken which is usually cheaper at the
retail level. Mr. Clemons explained that there
have been changes in buying habits such as
people buying cheaper cuts of meat rather
than the more expensive cuts. More people
are waiting on sales where they buy bulk
amounts of meat to save money and have
food on hand for their families.
Sale of meat to restaurants is down, while
sales of meat in grocery stores is up due to
families eating at home more often.
Mr. Clemons said he has read in cattle
industry newsletters that the fastest selling
household appliance right now is a freezer.
Consumers are stocking up on meat and
other food when it is on sale.
"It could be much worse," Mr. Clemons
said. "We are weathering the storm and are


Woody Larson, a third generation farmer
who owns two dairy farms near Okeecho-
bee, is losing $150,000 per month on his
herd of 1,900 cows. "I am selling some liq-
uid assets and may sell some land," said
Mr. Larson. "We have stopped all capital
purchases of equipment, etc. We can not
reinvest in our business."
Farmers do not set the price of milk,
rather wholesale and retail prices are de
termined by market forces of supply and
demand. On average, farmers receive only
about 30 cents of every dollar that consum-
ers spend on dairy products. The other 70
cents is split among others in the supply
chain.
"Feed cost is the greatest cost for Florida
dairy operations," said Matt Lussier, presi-
dent of Dairy Farmers, Inc. Two years ago,
feed costs for Florida dairy farms averaged
about 37-40 percent of total costs, but cur-
rently have escalated to around 55-65 per-
cent.


thankful that the prices are holding.
"The demand for beef is still good and
the meat is moving fairly well," he said.
Matt Pearce, former president of the
Okeechobee Cattlemen's Association, said
production costs have risen 100 percent in
some areas. The price of feed has gone up
35 to 40 percent for the last two years, which
equals to about $100 more per ton of feed.
With all of the increase in costs of produce
tion, this equates to a decreased value of
product of 25 to 30 percent.
Just like other businesses, employees are
feeling the pinch.
Ranches that once had 6 to 7 men crews,
are now using 4 to 5 men crews. Mr. Pearce
explained that some larger ranches the
more corporate ones are dispersing their
cattle and utilizing their land for alternate
purposes.
Most of the local ranches are home


WORK
Continued From Page 1

Those 14-15 years old will attend the Ex-
panding Horizons program, an eight week
summer enrichment program that com-
bines career exploration and academics
with personal and professional develop
ment appropriate for teens' development
and growth. Youth enrolled in the program
will have the opportunity to earn up to $65
a week. In Okeechobee, the Children's Ser-
vices Council is sponsoring this portion of
the program where there are 15 slots for this
half-day program.
Fifty youth who are ages 16-17 will be
selected for the Expanding Horizons Leader
ship program. This is an advanced version
of the Expanding Horizons program where
youth participants can earn up to $70 a
week in addition to ten college credits. The
Expanding Horizons Leadership program
will be held from June 15, through August
6, at the main campus of Indian River State
College in Ft. Pierce.


grown and family-operated. Local home
town ranches will typically weather through
an economic down turn mainly because
ranching is the only way of life that they
know and they have no intentions of selling
their land.
Mr. Pearce explained that there are other
avenues that local farmers have used for in-
come though in these tough times such as
sod and obtaining conservation easements.
Lykes Ranch general manager Mike Mi-
licevic expressed that while ranches have
other sources of income, income from those
sources has also decreased. On a positive
note, Lykes has seen a full staff for a year
with no turnover due to the hard economic
times which in turn increases their ability to
maintain a well qualified working force.
The export business of beef is strongly
dependent on political issues, according to
Mr. Pearce. The U.S. is currently in a position


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the west northwest around
5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear with a low around 54 and winds from the west northwest around
5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 84. Winds will be from the north northwest between
5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 63. Winds will be from the east north-
east between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the northeast between
10 and 15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 60. Winds will be from the east northeast
between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the east between 5
and 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 58. Winds will be from the east be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the numbers selected Monday: Cash 3: 1-9-2; Play 4:
2-6-41; Fantasy 5: 4-7-12-18 30; Mega Money: 1-5 22-24 MB 16; Florida Lotto: 13-17
42-48-49-50; Powerball: 7-28-35-46-49 PB20 x4. Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 1-9-2;
Play 4: 3-8-7-2.


To apply for the Expanding Horizons or
the Expanding Horizons Leadership pro-
grams, parents must complete the Indian
River State College application packet.
Two hundred youth who are 16 to 24
years of age will be placed in work experi-
ences with companies in Indian River, St. Lu
cie, Martin and Okeechobee counties where
they will earn $8 per hour for 32 hours per
week. Youth will work for approximately six
to eight weeks. Targeted youth will include
50 high school students who are enrolled in
specific Career Academies throughout the
four school districts and 150 youth who are
out of school. All youth participants will at-
tend a two week work readiness training to
prepare them for their work experience op-
portunity. During the training, youth review
basic math functions and reading compare
hension, learn how to prepare for employ-
ment, practice effective communication and
are exposed to work expectations such as
attendance, customer service, problem solv-
ing and teamwork. For information online,
go to www.yourworkforcesolutions.com or
call 1-866-228-8864. Apply by April 17.


to have exports back in Japan soon. There
are also exports opening with Korea which
will help keep the markets alive during these
rough economic times.
So, while the beef industry in Okeecho-
bee and throughout the U.S. is hurting, the
market appears to have stabilized.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszop.com. Reporter Chauna Aguilar
can be reached at caguilar@newszop.com.












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Local man sentenced to 25 years in prison


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local drug dealer
found guilty of shooting
his 'employer' in 2007 will
spend at least the next 25
years of his life in prison.
Nathan Fernell James,
30, was found guilty Jan.
29, 2009, of aggravated bat-
tery, robberywith a firearm
and possession of a firearm Nathan F.
by a convicted felon. James
Monday, April 13, he
stood before Circuit Court Judge Lawrence
Mirman and was sentenced as a habitual
violent offender. On the aggravated bat-
tery conviction James was sentenced to 30
years in prison and will have to serve the
minimum mandatory term of 25 years. On
count three, the firearm possession charge,
he was sentenced to 30 years but will have
to serve the minimum mandatory term of
three years.


On the robbery with a firearm convic-
tion, Judge Mirman sentenced James to life
in prison with a minimum mandatory sen
tence of 25 years.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
James received credit for the 621 days he
has already served in jail.
James was found guilty earlier this year
by a six-member jury of shooting confessed
drug dealer William Curry, 33, after being
told that he wasn't going to be used any
more.
"I stopped because he wasn't profitable
anymore," Curry told the jury. So, he told
James that he wouldn't be using him to sell
drugs any more.
"He was hot and he was going to bring
the heat back to me," testified Curry. "He
(James) was my right-hand man until he
started doing extracurricular things."
An argument ensued as the two men
stood in front of a store on N.E. 13th Ave.
near Wright's Plaza. Some time later James
shot his former employer in the upper left


Okeechobee 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
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Patrick A. Riley, 61, S.E. 18th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 10 by Dep-
uty Justin Akins on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $750.
Brett Edward Roberts, 31, S.E. 60th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested April 11
by Deputy Justin Akins on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $1,000.
Ford Kristopher Bhirdo, 24, N.W 30th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 12 by
Deputy Mark Shireman on warrants charg-
ing him with burglary of a dwelling (three
counts). He was also arrested on a warrant
charging him with the misdemeanor of sec
ond degree petit theft. His total bond was set
at $30,500.
Byron Bruce Brinkley, 29, N.E. 15th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 10 by


Deputy Donald Ellis on a charge of posses-
sion of MDMA (ecstasy). His bond was set
at $5,000.
Diego Lincerio Mejia, 47, N.E. First St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 12 by Depu-
ty Steven McKinley on a charge of felony bat-
tery by strangulation (domestic violence).
His bond was set at $5,000.
Sergio Gonzalez Jr., 19, N.W. 11th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 13 by Dep-
uty Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with burglary
of a structure and grand theft. His bond was
set at $5,000.
Rebecca Jean Lowery, 37, S.E. 34th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 13 by
Officer Chad Troutman on a felony charge of
possession of a controlled substance with-
out a prescription. She was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. Her
bond was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper The
information will be confirmed and printed.


abdomen. The bullet exited the man's right
side but did no serious internal damage.
It was brought up in court that Curry had
been arrested for selling cocaine, but turned
informant and worked off his probation sen-
tence by helping law enforcement.
During arguments Monday, Assistant
State Attorney Don Richardson told Judge
Mirman that the public needs protection
from people like James.


The judge agreed.
"He meets the criteria for a habitual vio-
lent felony offender," said the judge.
James has prior convictions on such felo-
nies as possession of cocaine with intent to
sell, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church and escape. He was also convicted
of armed robbery in Georgia.
James will also have to pay court costs
and fees totalling $1,145.


War veteran draws prison term


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"I hope you'll go to the Department of
Corrections and be corrected, and that will
be the end of it," said Circuit Court Judge
Lawrence Mirman as he sentenced a war
veteran to prison Monday.
On April 13, Judge Mirman handed down
a 36 month prison sentence to Christopher
Glen Hill. Judge Mirman found the former
police officer for the City of Okeechobee
guilty of violating his probation stemming
from his arrests on original
charges of giving false in-
formation to a pawnbroker
(two counts), forgery ut
tearing a forged instrument
(two counts) and escape.
He then gave Hill a prison
sentence of 36 months, and
revoked and terminated his
probation.
Hill, 37, must also go to Christopher
court in Indian River Coun Glen Hill
ty following his March 13
arrest there on a charge of possession of
cocaine. He is scheduled for docket call on
May 12, according to records at the Clerk of
Courts office in Indian River County.
Standing before Judge Mirman, Hill
pleaded his case and asked for leniency. He
pointed out that as a U.S. Marine he fought
in both Somalia and Iraq. Hill also said he
was a member of the police department, al
though records indicate his time with the city
was brief.
City records show that he was hired by
the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD) on Nov. 1, 2002, but was terminated
May 6, 2003. Since he was still on probation,
no reason was given for his termination.
Hill's law enforcement certification with
the state was then revoked May 10, 2005. A


call to the state's Criminal Justice and Stan-
dards Training Commission seeking a reason
for that revocation was not returned.
The veteran told the court his drug de-
pendency was due, at least in part, to his suf-
fering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD). "That helped lead to my drug prob
lem," he told Judge Mirman, as he pleaded
to be again placed on probation. "It's just
time for me to grow up, your honor."
Judge Mirman, however, felt that Hill
should have already "grown up." "You were
a Marine, in Somalia and Iraq -- you're way
ahead of the game. You grew up a long time
ago," he told Hill. "It should be nothing, com-
pared to that. "What's different now than the
first time you were put on probation," asked
the judge.
"At that time, your honor, I hadn't lost
anything," Hill replied. He went on to say he
has since lost his children, as well as his fi-
ancee.
When Judge Mirman turned to Assistant
State Attorney Ashley Albright and asked for
his recommendation, the prosecutor did not
mince his words. "II I,,,. addict and
one hell of a good ... Mr. Albright
told the judge. "He's always put on a good
show for the judges."
Because Hill has received probation twice
before, the prosecutor said the state recom-
mended that he receive a sentence of five
years. After some deliberation, Judge Mir-
man told Hill he felt he needed "... to remove
him from society" and sentenced him to
prison. Hill received credit for the 336 days
he has already served.
Judge Mirman went on to say that, under
the circumstances, he had to sentence Hill.
"I think it's just a testament to the drug
problem, and the power of the drug prob-
lem," said the judge. "How am I to hope for
anyone else if you can't do it?"


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Easter extravaganza
We stopped by the community
Easter event and it was very nice.
They had egg hunts for three dif-
ferent age groups and some games,
plus free popcorn and sno cones.
It was very relaxed and the kids all
seemed to be having fun. I can see
this as something that could be an
annual event and grow each time,
with more organizations involved so
there could be more things to do. I
think it would be smart to keep it on
Saturday as many folks have church
and family gatherings on Sunday.
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Teachers losing jobs
I was saddened after reading
the article in the newspaper this
morning concerning the school dis-
trict's need to cut positions due to
the poor economy. Anytime people,
In any field, have to be let go due to
a poor economy, It is a sad situation.
Not only do I feel for the teachers
and non-instructional staff who have
been and will be let go, I feel for the
superintendent and the county office
officials and the school site admin-
istrators due to the hard decisions
they are making.


Officers in bars
Should law enforcement officers
be allowed where liquor is served
on off duty time? Remember, there is
a difference between where food is
served vs. an actual bar.
Cops are people just like the rest
of us. Why a double standard?
Officers and firefighters are first
and foremost U.S. citizens. While
it's true, they are (and should be)
held to higher standards than most,
I firmly believe that they should en-
joy the same rights and privileges as
the rest of us. Creating an artificial
"caste" system and banning them
from legal establishments could do
far more harm to the morale of the
force than good for the citizens. An
interesting read would be "Tommy"
by Rudyard Kipling.
Visiting bar/restaurant estab-
lishments is one thing, but being
publicly intoxicated is another. Law
enforcement officers should be held
to a higher standard since they do
represent the law, but they should
be able to visit like anyone else.
There have been sheriffs in Flor-
ida who did not allow their depu-
ties to drink in public in their home
county. A sheriff in Hendry County
did that back in the 1980s. They
were not allowed to drink in the
bars in Hendry County. Very soon
the "County Line" Bar was built just
over the line in Glades County and
it quickly became the "cop bar." I
think it is unfair to say law enforce-
ment officers who are out of uniform
and off duty shouldn't have a drink
or two like anyone else. Should they
get falling down drunk in public? No.
They should show some restraint.
Should they drive drunk? Of course
not. Any officer who makes a habit
of getting drunk and rowdy in pub-
lic should be fired. Any officer who
drives drunk should be fired. But to
say they can't have a drink in a bar
when they are off duty is just going
too far, In my opinion.
Cops are under a lot of stress.
If they want to have a few beers and
relax, they should be able to just like
anyone else. If they are drunk and
disorderly, that is something else.


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No fireworks this year
For many years the Jaycees had
the Halloween Haunted House or a
haunted trail that raised money for
the fireworks. It costs a few dollars
to go through the haunted house and
they would get hundreds of people
lined up every night. They would go
all out with dressing up, making the
sets, etc. The kids loved it. Why don't
they bring that back and raise money
that way?
News flash! Brighton Seminole
Reservation has fireworks to die
for. Over an hour, and the view is
great. Nice ride out there, a rodeo
first. Take a cooler of drinks, a grill,
games and set yourselves up a really
nice spot. Every one gets out of the
cars, trucks, buggies, and mingles,
dances to the music in the trucks,
bring a couple of lawn chairs and
join in. It is great.

Social Security
I don't know how many retired
people or people on social security
there are that will read this, but I
think that we all need to get in con-
tact with Washington, through a let-
ter or otherwise, about putting a
tax on our social security. Afterall
when we were working or were able
to work, our Social Security was al-
ready taxed. When you got your pay-
check, your gross amount of money
was taxed. Then you go to pay for
gas, you pay tax. You buy groceries,
you pay tax, you buy clothes, you pay
tax. Everything you bought, you pay
tax. And now that you're retired, your
money gets taxed again. This doesn't
seem fair to me.

Taxes
I am an Okeechobee resident,
and I have been reading in the pa-
per about the County Commission-
ers might add a tax to our electric
bills. We all ought to go up there and
take it to county commissioners. All
they want to do is raise, raise, raise
taxes. I think its terrible, my light bill
Is $300+ a month already.


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Self sufficient
I was pleased to see in the pa-
per that more people are getting
their own chickens and raising their
own gardens. In the Great Depres-
sion, this is how people got by. They
raised enough food to feed their
own families. We are lucky that in
Okeechobee most folks have some
kind of yard where they can raise a
few vegetables or keep a few chick-
ens.

Speak Out format
I liked it better when you didn't
group the calls by subject. It was just
a jumble of different opinions.
I was looking through some old
papers from back in the 1980s, and
I noticed that your new Speak Out
layout is very close to how you did
it when you first started it. It was in
a gray box with the calls grouped by
subject. I like it better this new, old
way.
Obama
I think you people at the news-
paper must be mostly Democrats
because when I call and complain
about Obama, y'all don't print it.
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April 15, 2009

Letters to the Editor


Okeechobee News


Tax help for local seniors
Thank you for helping us to help the Se-
nior citizens of Okeechobee with their taxes
and tax questions.
We have e-filed over 525 returns so far
this tax season plus assisting the other peo
ple that come in with questions or that don't
need to file.
The American Legion has allowed us to
use their hall for the last 20 years with no
charge. So a big thank you goes out to them.
Also, I want to thank all the other volun-
teers who work at the site. Without them
this service just wouldn't be available here
in Okeechobee. They are a very dedicated
group of volunteers, most have been with me
4 or 5 years or more. We are funded through
the AARP Foundation & the IRS. Everyone
working at the tax site has to attend train-
ing classes in January each year and pass a
test which includes all the tax changes, this
includes me, the Dictrict Coordinator.
We are not allowed to accept any money
or gifts for our services. We all do this as a
way to give back to the community.
We will be at the American Legion Hall
again next year starting the first Monday in
February after the American Legion free
fair.
Thanks again,
Neile Foreman
District Coordinator
AARP Taxaide


Fighting substance abuse
OSAC Many wonder what these initials
stand for? For the curious, it is "Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition." Our objective is
to encourage existing civic, faith based and
educational groups, presently interacting
with youth in our community so they don't
look elsewhere for acceptance.
At a very young age, the search for one's
self identity is extremely prevalent. If this
need of significance, worthiness and pur-
pose is not met in a positive way, this need
of acceptance will be found negatively.
Adults need to be positive role models for
the younger generation. Unfortunately, dur-
ing this era of immoral acceptance chem-
ically induced, mind altering substances and
self centered greedy behavior.
The bar of acceptance has been lowered
to a new low in highly idealized and policed
individuals sending the wrong message
to our youth. A proven method has been
developed by the Search Institute (search
institute.org) and implemented into our
communities by exposing 40 development
tal assets. We all can destroy their self im
age and personal worth, while awareness
of consequences, expressed with love, is
encouraging responsible behavior.
Want to understand more and have a
guest speaker to your group. Call Jay at 863-
467-8683 or log onto okeechobeehope.org.
Open meetings are the second Tuesday
of the month at 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church of Okeecho-


bee, 200 N.W Second Street. Lunch is
served.
Okeechobee Substance Abuse
Coalition

Band appreciates support
The Okeechobee High School Band held
their annual Band Bar-B-Que on March 27.
The OHS Band would like to thank David


Hazellief and Commissioner Noel Chandler
for donating their time and expertise with the
cooking. A special thank you goes to Golden
Corral and USave for their food donations.
Thank you to all the teachers, administra
tors, local businesses and anyone else who
purchased a dinner. The OHS Band thanks
you all for your support!
OHS Band


Submitted photo

Annual fundraiser
The Okeechobee High School Band helped at their annual Bar-B-Q fundraiser
on March 27. Those in attendance at the celebration included (from left to right):
Commissioner Noel Chandler, David Hazellief and OHS Director of Bands, Clint
LaFlam.


Okeechobee Health Dept.


It's all about women
and infant children
By Lison Philor-Jonassaint RD, LD
Okeechobee County WIC Program Director.
One of the services offered by the
Okeechobee County Health Department is
the Women Infant Children (WIC) Nutrition
Program. The WIC Program is the leading
public health nutrition program designed to
provide short term nutrition intervention and
support to assure a healthy outcome for nu-
tritionally at risk and lower income pregnant,
breastfeeding, postpartum women and their
children.
Since its debut in 1974, the program
has saved lives and improved health of its
participants, and earned the reputation of
being one of the most cost effective feder-
ally funded nutrition programs in the nation.
Studies have shown that WIC improves birth
outcomes and saving health care costs, diet
and diet related outcomes, cognitive devel-
opment, immunization rates, and precon-
ception nutritional status.
To be eligible for the WIC program, you
must be a pregnant woman, a woman who
has recently been pregnant, a breastfeeding
mother, or an infant or a child under the age
of five. Eligibility is also based on income and
nutritional risk. Income must be at or be-
low 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.
These are the same income guidelines as the
reduced-price school lunch program. Medic-
aid, food stamps or wages/TANF recipients
automatically meet the income eligibility cri
teria. Working or unemployed parents may


be eligible. Nutritional risks
criteria are determined
when participants are seen
in the clinic by the nutri-
tionists. Undocumented
immigrants are qualified to
apply. The applicant must
live in Florida.
WIC participants receive
checks or vouchers to pur- Lison Philor-
chase specific foods each Jonassaint
month that are designed to
supplement their diet. The foods provided
are high in nutrients frequently lacking in
the diets of the program's target population.
Different food packages are provided for dif-
ferent categories of participants. WIC foods
include iron-fortified infant formula and in-
fant cereal, iron fortified adult cereal, vitamin
C-rich fruit or vegetable juice, eggs, milk,
cheese, peanut butter, dried beans/peas,
tuna fish and carrots. Special therapeutic
infant formulas and medical foods may be
provided when prescribed by a physician for
a specified medical condition.
In addition to providing healthy food, the
WIC Program in Okeechobee County offers
quality Nutrition counseling and education
provided by our competent professional
nutrition staff. Nutrition education and
counseling is tailored to individual needs to
promote healthier lifestyle choices includ-
ing increased physical activity. WIC provides
breastfeeding counseling, support, and edu-
cation which promote breastfeeding as the
optimal feeding method of infant feeding.
Breastfeeding classes are offered twice a
week and conducted by the Lactation con-


sultant, Certified Lactation Counselors, or clinic serves more than 95% of the eligible
peer counselor. Families are also referred to people in our county. To find out if you are
health care providers and other social pro
grams based on their needs. eligible to receive WIC Program benefits,
Currently, The Okeechobee county WIC contact us at 863-462-5795 or 863-462-5814.


Blood drive success
A wonderfully successful blood drive was held April 10 in the parking lot of
U-Save. Three buses, parked right on the edge of Hwy 441, collected a total
of 68 units of blood. U-Save manager, Johnnie Gant joined Blood Coordina-
tor Russ Colwell in welcoming donors. U-Save provided the drive with do-
nated hot dogs for those giving blood and donors were also given pints of
ice cream which were very welcome on a very warm April afternoon. Watch
for the Big Red Bus to show up at a site near you. Every time you donate, you
save three lives. The next drive will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at
the County Courthouse.


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Community Events


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.

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.


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
www.newszap.com.


Cynthia E. Lamb, 74
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Cynthia E. Lamb, died
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in her home. She
was 74.
She was born October 24, 1934 in Fall River,
Mass.
Memorial services will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sat-
urday, April 18, 2009 at Bass Okeechobee Fu-
neral Home.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice,
100 WC Owens Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. 2nd St., Okeechobee.


Icie M. Dailey, 96
OKEECHOBEE Icie M. Dailey, of Okeecho-
bee, died April 12, 2009, at Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. She was 96.
Born Sept. 24, 1912, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.,
to Ernest and Mattie Dailey, she was a home-
maker of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Louise Hill
of Petersburg, Tenn. and June L. Armstrong of
Franklin, N.C.; three sons, Harold W Dailey of
Cherry Lake, Erskine D. Dailey of Pompano,
and WB Dailey of Palm Coast; brother, UG Dai-
ley of Mississippi; and sister, Opal Cobb of Da-
vie; several grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April
15, at Bass Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral service
will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Bass Okee-
chobee Chapel with Pastor Gene Roddenberry
officiating. Burial will follow at Delray Beach
Memorial Gardens.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd St., Okeechobee.


IRSC to host 'Credit repair'
seminar on April 16
The Entrepreneur Development & Cor-
porate & Community Training Institutes @
IRSC, Small Business Development Center
@ IRSC, the Economic Council of Okeecho-
bee and the SBDC @ Florida Gulf Coast
University cordially invite you to a FREE
seminar, "Restoring your credit," on
Thursday, April 16, from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. at the Williamson Conference and
Educational Center, IRSC Dixon Hendry
Campus, Okeechobee. Everyone is invited
to attend the FREE "Learn @ Lunch" semi-
nars. Please feel free to bring your own
lunch. Seating is limited. You must RSVP to
attend. To register go to the CCTI website @
www.irsc.edu/ccti.


Martha G. Brown, 77
VERO BEACH Mother Martha G. Brown, 77,
a resident of Vero Beach, died on April 5, 2009,
in Indiantown, at the church where her hus-
band is pastor.
She was born on April 27,
1931, in Jefferson County.
She completed her primary
education at Antioch Elemen-
tary School and graduated
from Howard Academy High
School in Monticello. She
was converted at an early age
at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist church in Jef-
ferson County.
In 1950 after graduation, she moved to Fort
Pierce, and was united in Holy Matrimony to
Samuel Brown, Jr.
Mother Brown was employed as a cook for
Cory's Child Care Center in Vero Beach. She was
the First Lady of the Indiantown Church of God,
the Church Mother and president of Women's
Ministries at the Indiantown Church as well as
at other churches that her husband pastored, in-
cluding other activities and affiliations too nu-
merous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe
Green and Daisy Johnson; son, Jimmy Green
and a daughter, Gloria Mae Brown Hawkins; a
sister, Mary Davis; mother and father-in-law,
Ethel Prince Brown and Samuel Brown Sr.
Survivors include: her husband of 57 years,
Bishop Samuel Brown, Jr. of Vero Beach; son,
Ben L. Green of Clearwater; daughter, Bertena
B. Austin of Melbourne; stepdaughter, Brenda
McClain of Ft. Pierce; granddaughter reared as
her daughter, Mickaolyn B. Morgan of Palm
Bay; brother, Willie B. Hogan of West Palm
Beach; several grandchildren and great-grand-
children.
A visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday,
April 17, at Northside Agape' Ministries in Gif-
ford. A homegoing celebration will be 11 a.m.
Sunday, April 18, at Saint Peter's Missionary Bap-
tist Church in Gifford,where Reverend Andrew
Jefferson is host pastor, Bishop Bud Mickens,
pastor of Pahokee Church of God and District
Overseer of The Pahokee District Church of God
is presiding, and Bishop Kenny Williams, pastor
of Hope Ministries Church of God in Okeecho-
bee, is officiating eulogist. Burial will follow at
Gifford Cemetery in Gifford.
Arrangements are by Thorne's Mortuary, Inc.
in Stuart. Please sign guest book at www.thor-
nesmortuarv.com.


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.

Healthy Start 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


Michael E Pytlak, 59
OKEECHOBEE Michael F. Pytlak, died Sat-
urday, April 11, 2009, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. He was 59.
He had been a resident of Okeechobee for five
years.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sue; two
daughters, Courtney (Darin) Allison of High
Springs, and Danielle (Matthew) Behrmann of
Orlando; one sister, Lisa (Gary) Ponzani of Bel-
laire, Ohio; his mothers, Wilma Pytlak of Shady-
side, Ohio, and Ellen Goormastic of Ft. Pierce;
and a stepsister, Kathy(Greg) Hester of Cincin-
nati, Ohio. In addition he leaves behind his be-
loved dogs, Heidi and Baron and Toonces his
cat.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday,
April 16, at the Buxton Funeral Home, with the
service to follow at noon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that me-
morial donations be made to Arnold's Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center, 14895 NW 30th Terrace,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.
Friends may express online condolences to
www.BuxtonFuneralHome.com.

Russell E. Walker, 85
OKEECHOBEE Russell E. Walker, of Okee-
chobee, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, in the
Hamrick Home. He was 85.
Born May 26, 1923, in Danville, Ill., he had
been a winter resident of Okeechobee for the
past 17 years and was a member of the Masonic
Lodge in Muncie, Ind. He enjoyed NASCAR rac-
ing and boating.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years,
Carolyn Walker of Okeechobee; sons, Russell E.
Walker Jr. of Hawaii, and Steven W Walker of
Okeechobee; daughter, Susan A. Jenkins of
Okeechobee; grandsons, Joseph D. Nold of Or-
lando, Patrick Nold of Okeechobee, Michael A.
Nold of Monroe, Mich., Bill Walker (Penny),
Bob Walker (Jean), and Don Walker (Joann) of
Muncie, Ind.; sisters, Frances Gignac, Jackie
Reading and Ruth Long (Chet), all of Muncie,
Ind.
A private service was held for the family.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


office, located at 575 S.W 28th Street, within
the New Endeavors School Building. Open
to the public. For more information please
contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.

IRSC presents 'Around the
World' program
Around the World in Eighty Minutes,"
April 16-18, at 8 p.m. and April 18, at
2 p.m. McAlpin Fine Arts Center, IRSC Main
Campus, 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce.
The IRSC Wind Ensemble features the rich-
ness and beauty of music around the world.
Tickets are $12. Call the IRSC Box Office at
1-800-220-9915.

Friends of the Okeechobee
Library Book sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library will
hold their spring fund-raiser book sale on
Thursday, April 16, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;
Friday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
and Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hardcover books-$2; Paperbacks-$1; Audio-
visuals-$1; Library discards-half price. On
Saturday a bag of books is $2; a box is $5.
For more information please call the library
at 863-763-3536.

OCEA holds membership
meeting Thursday, April 16
The Okeechobee County Education As-
sociation (OCEA) will have its final General
Membership meeting of the 2008-09 school
year on Thursday, April 16, from 4:30 un-
til 5:30 p.m. in the Media Center at Osceola
Middle School, 825 S.W 28th St. A memo-
randum of understanding recently signed by
the President of OCEA and the Superinten-
dent of schools concerning recent "ethics in
education" Board policies needs to be voted
on. Voting will occur from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All
bargaining unit employees are eligible and
encouraged to vote whether a member of
OCEA or not. OCEA members will hear re-
ports on health insurance bids and recent
legislation affecting education. We'll have
a discussion on possible school cutbacks
and what to expect next year. Refreshments
will be served with door prizes at the con-
clusion. If you are not a member of OCEA,
after voting, stay and join. For information
call 863-467-1564.






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Community Calendar


Wednesday
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 N.W Fifth Street, Okeechobee, (Behind
Napa Auto Parts) AA. Grapevine Group
open discussion 6:30 p.m.; NA. Nowhere
Left To Go Group 8 p.m. The Just for Today
Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated with
any 12 step fellowships.
Martha's House support groups meet
each Wednesday. Spanish groups meet
from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace.
Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave.,
from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-
2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church of Our 200
N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
North Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project
and join in on the fun. All types of sewing
is welcome, such as quilting, applique,
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging.
Bring your sewing machines if you like to
sew. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at
863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on
the third Thursday of the month to help
and encourage women who have been
diagnosed with cancer. The meeting will
be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m.
For information, call Janet Topp at 863-824-
2899.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee,
101 N.W Fifth Street Okeechobee, FL 34972
(Behind Napa Auto Parts) N.A. Sickest Of
The Sick Group (Basic Text) 8 p.m. *The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee 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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for
Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot luck
supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at
the Basinger Civic Center. For information,
call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
Grieving parents support group is a
nondenominational group of parents who
meet the first and third Thursday of each
month, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red
Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 323
N. Parrott Ave. To help support and comfort
one another after the loss of a child through


shared experience. For information call
Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie and
Tony at 863-763-4149.
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 at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For
information, call 863 763 5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-
763 5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will
meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information,
contact Frank Irby at 863 357 1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will
meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis
at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-4920,
for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly
support groups for women who are, or
have been, affected by domestic violence
and abusive relationships. The support
groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-
2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes from 7
until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and theAreaAgency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is
caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group is facilitated by social workers
and provides an opportunity for caregivers
to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice
at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
863-467-2321.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to
1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
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Freedom Ranch Journey to
Freedom classes will be pre-
sented by Pastor John Glenn. The
classes will answer the question of
who we are and why we are here
in carrying out the critical event A
spiritual approach to Christianity.
The classes will take place each
Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at
11655 Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee.


For more information, please call
863-634-1410.
The Gathering Church, 1735
S.W 24th Ave., will begin its sec-
ond series of growth groups on
Wednesday, April 15. Some of the
same topics will be offered, such
as grief support, health and nutri-
tion, and debt elimination. New
topics are "Prayer and Fasting"
and "Growing in Christ." There are
nine Bible based groups to choose
from. Everyone will meet in the
main sanctuary at 7 p.m. and be
dismissed to the group of their
choice. For more information call
the church office at 863-357-4418.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Church of Our Saviour Epis-
copal Church, 200 N.W Third St.
presents a free homemade chicken
and dumplings dinner at 6:30 on
Saturday, April 18 followed by the
movie "Fireproof" at 7 p.m. This
is a non-denominational Christian
movie. The God who designed
marriage intended for it to be a
loving, life-long partnership. The
opportunity will be offered for fur-
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destructible relationships. Practical
insights for building an enduring
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Peace Lutheran Church, 750
N.W. 23rd Lane, will begin a study
of Max Lucado's book "Just Like
Jesus" Thursday, April 16 at 6:30
p.m. The study will be led by John
Simms in the conference room.
The church will be sponsoring a
rummage sale on Saturday, April
18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you
have any items to donate, you can
drop them off at the church fellow
ship hall any day of the week. The
funds raised will be used for vari-
ous community needs.
A study of Max Lucado's book
"In the Grip of Grace" meets each
Sunday at 9:45 in the fellowship
hall and is led by Ed Van Deman.
Peace Lutheran Youth resume their
regular schedule today. Youth in
grades 5 12 are invited to the fel-
lowship hall after school to work
on homework, play board games
or just hang out. Youth Time, 5:15
to 7:30, includes a game, a meal,
and Bible study. This summer the
church is participating in the FL/GA
District Summer Event, July 26-
Aug. 1. They will help the commu-
nity of Eustis, which was damaged
by Tropical Storm Faye last fall. The
event is open to high school and
college levels and adults.
Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W. 32nd St., is hosting its


14th Annual Golf Tournament on
Saturday, May 16 at the Okeecho-
bee Golf & Country club. The cost
is $45 which includes the green
fee, cart and a barbecue lunch.
You may register at the church of-
fice Monday through Thursday or
on Sunday morning in the church
vestibule. Proceeds aid our youth
in their mission projects and mis
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call 763-1699.
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Early morning fog gave way to a glorious sunrise as more than
230 worshippers heard the Easter message at the Sunrise Ser-
vice at Lock 7. Cars began arriving before 6 a.m. and by the
6:30 a.m. service, it was almost full. The service, begun many
years ago by First United Methodist Church, is a community-
wide non-denominational service retelling the Easter Story in
sermon and song. The message was delivered by Rev. Jim Daw-
son of First Methodist with solo music by Lonnie Kirsch and a
duet by Pastor Bruce Simpson and his wife Judy. A collection is
taken each year which is then donated to one of Okeechobee's
charities. Receiving this year's generous collection of more
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Residents in the southwest part of the city
could have sewer service from OUA in the
not too distant future.
At their meeting (o ih. I -I t~I 14 the
Okeechobee Utility ..nI. ..I r* Board
of Directors approved expenditure of $1,300
to Rudd Jones, RE. and Associates for a pre-
liminary engineering study of expanding
wastewater collection to the loop formed
by the lower end of S.W Fifth Avenue and
the lower end of S.W. Seventh Avenue and a
portion of S.W. 15th Street. This preliminary
study would determine the best method of
wastewater collection for the area and the
cost of installing such a system. However
John Hayford, OUA's executive director, em-
phasized that many unanswered questions
and decisions would have to be resolved be-
fore a final decision is made to go forward
with the project.
Turning to other items, after some discus-
sion the board endorsed the Okeechobee
County Water Supply Plan.
This document was prepared, accord-
ing to state law, by the Okeechobee County
Commission for submission to the Depart
ment of Community Affairs. It deals with

and will be updated in four years. The docu-
ment deals with broad issues of water us-
age. Specific details will be spelled out in
other documents.
Deputy county administrator Jim Three-


wits asked that the utility donate a 125 square
foot parcel of land from the 66 acres around
the OUA surfacewater treatment plant to
be used for an antenna site for the county's
new radio system. The board agreed in con-
cept with the request. Staff will bring back
details at a later date.
The board also heard a presentation by
Keith Reeves and Sergio Baca of Architects
Design Group on a proposed conceptual
floor plan for a new administrative build-
ing. The board recently purchased land for a
new administrative building, but, in light of
the current economic situation, decided to
wait before making any definite plans about
a new building.
In other action, the board:
recognized Joe Yates for five years' ser-
vice to the utility;
passed a resolution requesting the
Okeechobee Legislative Delegation support
OUA plans for wastewater improvements
and sludge treatment as well as supporting
the Okeechobee County Commission and
City of Okeechobee legislative issues;
passed a resolution approving a pipe-
line crossing agreement with CSX Transpor-
tation;
authorized the executive director to
make certain policy changes without prior
board approval;
recommended the state approve
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easement at the wastewater treatment plant
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BLACK COCKER Spaniel -
Free to good home. Black
male cocker spaniel. 2 1/2
years old. He is fixed and
great with kid. Shots ood
until May of 2009. e is
full blood cocker spaniel,
name is Toby. We are in
LaBelle. (239)410-6778
CATAHOULA/AMERICAN
PIT PUPPIES 2 Females.
Free to good homes only.
(863)261-2504
FREE PUPPIES Mother is
Kendall Kurr & Rottweiler,
Father is Blue Healer &
Alaskan Malamute, Male
and Female.(863)467-2023
FREE TO GOOD HOME -
PLEASE i 2 yellow duck-
lngs (863)634-9448
PUPPIES (3) to good
home only (239)324-3313


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FREE to good home,two
year old male blood hound,
very gentle (863)467-0509
KITTENS Fluffy. Too good
homes only. White w/gray
or black markings. Okee
area. (863)357-0037
NEED A GOOD HOME
House bike female 2 yr
old Red bone mix. needs
rom to run (863)605-3597
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.







FT DRUM, Turs, Fr, Sat.
I Sun, April 16th, 17th,
18th & 19th, 9am-3pm.
5350 NE 304th St. (Cemetery
Rd.) King Size Bed, Kitchen
Table More.. Tuck Tres,
Tree & Sod Taps, Rabbit
Cages, Chickens, Steers..
Just to name a few items...
OKEECHOBEE 4/17 4/18,
8AM- ", 8420 SE 57th
Drive. 2 FAMILY YARD
SALE. PIONEER ESTATES
OFF 15-A. BABY, MATER-
NITY, WOMEN'S, MEN'S
CLOTHES. RAINFOREST
BABY SWING, BOUNCY,
JUMPEROO. AND MUCH
MORE. EVERYTHING MUST
GO

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
dean up a breeze!



LAWN SERVICE FOR SALE
Tur key bz, truck, trail-
er, dixie chopper and ac-
counts. $25,000
(863)447-0282 Lic#8786
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SUPER GOOD Cleaning per-
son seeks work, thorough,
trustworthy, dependable,
dl ient reasonable
(86)824-0545


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G4S Youth Services
Okeechobee, Florida

030CC is seeking qualified professionals
to work with youth in a residential setting.
The following positions are currently available
with competitive salaries and benefits.

* Medical Records Clerk
F RN
* Teacher
* Juvenile Correctional Officers

If interested, please call Veronica Bellamy at
863-357-9922, ext. 2260 or e-mail resume
veronica.bellamy@us.securicorcom
EEO Employer


Facilitator, pt. for Strong
Fathers/Strong Families in
Okee. County. BA required
with exp. In human service
es, psychology, or related
eld for educational pa-
renting group.
EOE/DFWP
Fax resume to CASTLE
(772) 465-6013
By 84/15/2009






team player for a career
position as an Orthodontic
Assistant. Excellent
communication skills
essential. Experience a plus,
but will train. Fax resume to:
(863)467-2347




SEEKING SMALL DEMOLI-
TION obs, carpentry, con-
crete. ll types of work at
reasonable prices.
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Locally owned NATIONAL-
LY KNOWN SERVICE FRAN-
CHISE for sae in this area.
Well established, solid cus-
tomer base, steady cash
flow, exclusive territory.
Full training, strong sys-
tems, and excellent sup-
pert Call Sam Thunran
254-745-2494.

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DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
A Pressure Washing
Cool Sealin Painting,
Carpentry >Tch Mosre
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425
License# 5698& #1126

? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE CARTER
Painting, Repairs, Carpen-
try
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775

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FREE
HEARING TEST
For Senior
Citizens
Beltone
Helping the word hear better
Lic#AS3687
863-763-9700
3268 US Hwy 441
Inside Winn Dixie Plaza

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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-47341

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ANTIQUE Washbowl cabi-
net marble top and Steam-
er Trunk $500 for both or
will separate
(863)763-4700



CHEST FREEZER like new
GE $125. (863)227-2567
DOUBLE STACKED- Wash-
er/Dryer $400 OBO
(863)801-5850
DRYERS (3) good working
condition, $5-$50 ea.
leave message $130/will
sep. (863)227-0142
GE GLASS top self cleaning
Stove, Okee. White stove
black top with black con-
trols. $900/neg.
(863)447-0689
HEIER PORTABLE washing
machine Quiet. $250/neg.
(863)447-0689
REFRIGERATOR GE 21
cu.ft. new excellent condi-
tion w/ ie maker $435.
(863)612-5333
WASH/DRY, FRIDGE,
stove, TV Ent Center -
Trade tor dirtbike or
$1000/neg. (863)228-6983
WHIRLPOOL GLASS Top
Stove. Works GREATi!
$75/or best offer.
(863)675-1077
WHIRLPOOL DISHWASH -
Great Cord! White w/pa-
prs reaes to install
o0/or bes offer
(863)946-1640




COFFEE POT Farerware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-8681
FAN Neutone-Bathroom
Ventilation ceiling Fan
Good Cond. $10.
(863)467-8681
SMOOTHIE Sunbeam, like
new, used 3 times, $20
(863)763-6936


MICROWAVE Kenmore
full size in good working
condition. $2s/or best of-
fer. (863)675-1410




WINDOW'S 6 Florida
room windows. $40 call for
information (863)763-8761




LANTERN HOLDER
NIGHT FISHING, CAMPING
& HUNTING MORE INFO
WWW.MULTIMOUNTUS
$39.95. (866)897-8462



BUNK BEDS Metal w/ lad-
der. $100/or best offer.
(863)673-5704
CRIB Crib w/ quality wood
on wheels. Mattress indud-
d. $100/or best offer.
(863)673-5704
GRACO BABY Swing Mint
condition. $10.
(863)342-3374
RAINFOREST SWING,
JUMPEROO, BOUNCY,
FLOOR GYM WILL
SELL SEPARATELY. ALL
IN VERY GOOD SHAPE.
PD $300 FOR ALL
$150/will sep.
863 763-0380
0863)697 -9521



BOYS CLOTHES Size 5
Several shirts, shorts,
pants, exc cond. (Okee)
30. (863)763-6131
MEANS, WOMEN'S, MA-
TERNITY, BABY
CLOTHES VERY GOOD
CONDITION. WILL SELL
BY THE PIECE. MANY
THINGS NEVER WORN.
EVERYTHING MUST GO
(350/will sep.
863 763- 0380
(863)69-9521



COLLECTABLES John
Wayne plates and
figurines. Price per item.
$50. (239)936-0747


April 15, 2009




Okeechobee News


DALE EARNHARDT Dale
Earnhardt collectible cars
and lots more $300/will
sep. (239)851-5675



BALL, AND MUCH MORE.
AUTOGRAPHS, GAME
USED, ROOKIES, 1/1'S,
LOW #D, AND A LITTLE
BIT OF EVERYTHING.
PRICE IS NEG $2500/neg.
(863)233-9887




BROTHER PRINT-
ER/SCANNER/COPI-
ER/FAX machine Works
great. $50. (863)484-2505
COMPUTER MONITOR
LCD 19" New in the box,
$100 (863)674-0212
DELL COMPUTER Fast XP
Pro, 160 GB, 1 gb ram,
DVDSw, new LCD $275.
(863)517-2782
DESKTOP COMPUTER -
Educational K-6, Games,
XP, fast. Call Tony $99.
(863)517-2782



AWESOME DESIGNER
Wicker Din.Arm Chairs (6) -
This is a steal, Will NOT
Se rate! $6p0.
(863)357-5773
COFFEE & End Tables pine
w/iron legs,6 mo old great
cond call for pics
$300/neg. (863)581-4332
COUCH Selling carmel col-
ored pieces L shape, good
condition. Ifinteretecall
$450. (863)902-9469
COUNTER DISHWASHER -
Okee, white 23" w, 21"
18" h.
tave2768@yahoo.com
$240. (863)447-0689
DBL BOX SPRING, Mattress,
Rails & Hdbrd. End Tables.
Desk w/fold down top.
$190 all, will sep.
(863)763-670G
GRANDFATHER CLOCK -
Cherry wood $100.
(863)227-2567
GREEN leather rediner and
a rattan living room chair
$65 or mwil separate
(863)357-7936
KING SLEEP Number Bed -
Pillow top, like new. Foun-
daton included. $1000.
(863)634-2582
LEATHER CHAISE tan
leather, excellent condition.
$700/or best offer.
8 63)634 -3333
1863)801-1614
NICE QUEEN size Wood
Headboard/Foot/sides 4
metal rails. No mattress.
$110 (863)763-0524
QUEEN SIZE Solid wood
headboard w/etched mlr-
ro, shelves, good cond,
$75 Diane (863)801-3412
SERTA KING SIZE BED -
excellent condition, $300
(239)246-9030
SLEEPER SOFA w/chair -
Good Condition. $150.
(616)481-2462
SOFA like new, $300 or
best offer (863)234-1246


WINE RACK 27 bottes WATER SYSTEM Com-
Okee. 42in.H, Ift. D, 2t. plete, 1.5hp pump, water
W, tave2768@yahoo.com softener, Pressure tank. New
$120. (863)447-0689 $1250. Asking $650.
__(863)763-3932


GUNS Remington 1100 12
ga. Remington 870 wing-
master 12 will separate
$750. (863)763-4687
MIL 3 cal. Carbine Mili-
tary semi-auto-excellent
condition. Several maga-
zlnes of various capacities.
Call after 5:00 PRM.
$900/firm. (863)467-9447
REMINGTON 1911 -
45ACP .32 AUTO, Beretta
7.65, trade? or both for
$2500. (239)633-7173
RIFLE MagTech 22LR 18"
bbl, extra lord mags $150.
(239)275-6942
SAVAGE 7mm Rem Mag,
bolt action mod #110,
Bushnell High Contrast
Scope $450 (863)697-6095
SAVAGE MODEL 111 7mm
Rem. Mag. wscope- call 4
more info $400.
(863)885-1172
SHOTGUN Rm. Wing-
master 12ga 18"bbl, pistol
grip, folding stock $375.
(239)275-6942
SPANISH SIDE/SIDE db
barrel 12 ga. beautifully
engraved, excellent condi-
tion $275 (863)763-5883
WINCHESTER 94 RANGER
3030, angle eject, sco,
looks new $ 95
(863)763-5883




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



POWER CHAIR TOP OF
THE LINE MOD M61, COST
$5600, USED 5 DAYS
$3000/neg. (863)763-4681
WHEELCHAIR transport,
good condition $50/or best
offer. (863)634-4722



CLEAN AIR Machines 2 -
Like new, black tower model.
$175. (863) 763-3932
DOUBLE ELECTRIC
BREAST PUMPS (2) -
LANSINOH & FIRST
YEARS. USED FOR 1
WEEK. PD $250 FOR
BOTH. $1l0/will sep.
(863)763-0380
EXHAUST FAN large in-
dustrial (863)467-9800
3ACUZZIE/HOTTUB
please donate portable a-
cuzzle to 89 y.o. w/ arthrit-
ic daughter $1.
(931)337-1053
METRO PCS VE240
w/bluetooth & both charg-
ers. MP3 player w/lGB
card. $75. (863)484-2505
TRUCK RIMS 11x15 Good
cond. Aluminum, More info
call & leave msg. $130/or
best offer. (863)227-0142
WEIGHT MACHINE All in
one Nordictrack $450.
(863)612-5333


Gretsch electric guitar w/
hardshell case. Electromat-
ic w/ bigsoy tailbar. Dual
pick ups
$500 239-503-0339




TYPEWRITER IBM Electr
WHEELWRITER 3. Includes
stand. $50/firm.
(863)634-4722



BIRD CAGE Great shape.
Large 40"x30"x72". New
$450; 1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394-4903
CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & dedawed.
Good w/ non-agressive
dogs, but not cats. $0.
(239)209-6153
GERMAN SHEPHERD Full
Blooded free to good
home. Call for details. $0.
863 97- 1702
(863)436)-60566
KITTENS 9 WKS, TO
GOOD HOMES, PRET-
TY/PLAYFUL, KID/DOG
FRIENDLY $0.
(863)261-5920
KITTENS!!!! Black/White
Female & Black Male Lov-
neg/Adorable! Okeechobee
$0. (863)634-0567
KITTENS Kittens, Free to
ood home. Ready April
5th. 12 to choose from.
L/M $0. (863)357-1365
PUPPIES, RABBITS &
CHICKENS Lab mix pups,
$25 Rabbits, $10 Rooster
$5 (863)675-0273
SHIN TZU PUPS bilkwh, 2
females, 1 male, 10 wks, all
shots, N papers, $30F,
$300M (863)697-8256



HOT TUB Leisure Bay 4-5
Person, 120 Volt $1200.
(863)612-0200
HOT TUB Spa-In-A-Box!
120 Volt Plug in. $400.
(863)612-0200
POOL PUMP inground
pool pump good condition
was off the church pool
$250. (863)610-0521
SWIMMING POOL Filter
and Cartndges-Haywood -
$55. (863)6d7-0281



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



Golf Clubs 300 misc clubs,
including sets, drivers, put-
ters & F.W. woods, $1700
will separate
(863)946-3123


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SURROUND SOUND Sys-
tem, 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-
nth/Inteq. All the books &
remote $500
(863)634-2790 anytime
CONSOLE TV Good work-
ing condion. Please call f
interested. $25/or best of-
fer (863)675-1410
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-
plified with mast, hiring &
controls $50.
(517)648-1971





AL Generator 7550 watt
$495, used few times
(863)467-9800
TOOLBOX DIAMOND
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE
MNT, LOCKS W/ KEY.
GREAT CONDO. $300.
(863)381-6488



HUGE (2) Containers full of
Flexi Blocks with instruction
booklet. $25 Call
(863)467-6799 Leave msg.
HUGE STUFFED animals -
30" Elmo and 28" Bear.
Like New (Okee area)
$10/will sep.
(863)763-6131
XBOX 360 (6) Games.
Good shape. $110
(863)634-2790 anytime



FLORIDA ART A.E. Back-
us, H. Newton, A. Hair, G.
Buckner, Highwaymen Big
$$ (772)562-5567





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MISSOURI FOX TROTTER -
Beautiful Gelding. For more
info. call 863-634-5406



FORD TRACTOR 2810 -
2810 FORD TRACTOR
LOADER DIESEL 3 POINT
HITCH PTO CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWISTON
AREA $3800/or best offer.
(305)370-5647


HUSKY DUMP Lawn cart
10 Cu. Ft. $55
(863)763-0524
RIDING MOWER Sim-
picity, 42" cut. Manual in-
cluded. $425
(863)675-7080





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Basswood 2/1, tfle
throughout, no pets, $650
mo, 1st &$60 ec.
8631 763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS In Town,
2br/2ba, W&, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)6345780
IN TOWN 2/2 very dean,
w/d, lawn maint induded
$800 + $300 sec. Call
(863) 634-3572
KINGS BAY (Two) 2/2,
$695 per mo ist + $695 Sec,
no pets. (863)763-7301 or
(863) 697-1623
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in
town, $725/mo, utils in'd,
no pets, smoke-free env.
ist & sec. (863)610-0861




OKEECHOBEE 2 br 2 ba,
privacy fence. All apples,
new tile & carpet
1863)447-0925 or
863 763-2416
OKEECHOBEE TRI-PLEX
dean, 2 BR, 2 BA, W/D
hook-up, patio, privacy
fence, no peto $690 wo.
1st last + $500 sec. dep.,
free garbage and lawn
matnt. 417848-3424 or

TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1BR/1BA, 1st floor, fur-
nished, pool & tennis, boat
dock, rc room, very nice.
Reasonable 561-324-4902
or 561-582-8693.



CANAL FRONT Furnished
2BR, 1BA, screen porch,
boat dock & ift, hardwood
floors through out, DW,
W&D. Includes Lawn Care,
water & satellite TV $850
1st & sec. (863)467-7528
CBS HOME 3BR, 1'o2BA,
medal roof, new appliances
r tile. $750/mo. + $400
dep. Call 863-697-2124
COZY COTTAGE 1/1, on the
water Furnished w/Dock,
utils., Satellite. Very dean.
$700/mo 863-467-1950
FOR RENT 3/2 great
neighborhood in SW sec-
tion. $1175 mo + sec
(863)634-1554
FURNISHED DUPLEX -
2BR 1BA 1 car garage,
W&D, DW, Ceiling ans in
every room, front & rear
perch, tile floors through
out, Located in Kings Bay
Indudes lawn care & gar-
bage.- $775 first & sec.
(863)467-7528


IN TOWN Clean 2.5 BR,
1BA, w/W&D hook up,
lawn serve. Non-smk. env.,
Small pet ok. $750 mo. +
$500 sec. 941 504-3954 or
941-366-6617
KINGS BAY, Furnished 1BR,
1BA duplex, 1 car garage,
W&D, tile floors rough
out, ceiling fan in every
room. Includes, lawn care
& garbage. $675 1st &
sec. (863) 467-7528
LEAVE THE CITY Live in
the country! 3/2 Share 20
acres. Horses welcome!
Call Buz (772)201-8230
OKEE 2/1, dean fur-
nished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, W/D. Shed
S800/mo inclds water Call
(786)201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 4br 2ba,
great neighborhood, tile
trghout, $1195/mo, 1st &
sec move in (561)24-3888
or (863)599-0156
Rent to own or sell 3/1 CBS,
new roof, newly renovated
$99,900 (561)01-3002



COUPLE NEEDS HOME FOR
RENT 3/2/2, with pool, 1
pet, in Okeechobee We
ae ref's (863)484-2492
LOOKING FOR 20 -30
ACRES TO RENT with
well, (863)532-1753
WANTED TO RENT Fur-
nished 1 or 2 dr, from Dec
15-2009 thru Mar
31st-2010. Must Be CLEAN.
Have 2 bikes, carport, pool,
util paid. Brochure to Mary
King 2017 East Highland
Circle, Mora MN, 55051.
Ind. Cost-No pets, Non
Smoke.



MALE/FEMALE to live in a
dean beautiful home, w/d,
cable, full home acrmoda-
tons. $550 mo
(561)756-0436





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ONE Block from City limits -
1.33 acres w/3/1 home,
wood burning stove, 2
sheds, fruit trees & oaks in
SW section. (863)763-4700



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




WAREHOUSE FOR RENT
*40'X 'orupto 120'X 80'
Call for information
(912)674-6908

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A 55+, 2BR/2BA Mobile
Home in Indianwood, 2
golf courses, partially frn.,
w/d, $550 mo. or sale
$25,000. (772)341 617
BEST VALUE IN TOWN!
For Rent: 2/1 apartment.
Unit newly remodeled. Locat-
ed 12 miles north of Okee-
chobee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included. No
Pets $495 Move in spedal.
M-F (863)467-2982
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl.
Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Ar
00 mo. 3 BR, 2 BA,
Air. $600 mo. No pets.
(863)763-4031
DBL WIDE 3BR, 2BA,
refig, W/D & water, carport,
large lot $800/mo. 1 yr
lease & 1 mo. sec.
(863)467-5616.
DWMH on 1 acre
2BR/2Bath on east side of
town. $850 me 1st last &
Sec. (863)634-5303
FT. DRUM 1st time rental,
beautiful D/W on 5ac. Ft
Drum creek/pond in back
$1000 dep. $750 mo.
(772)464-9226
OKEECHOBEE 2br, lba
with large back porch &
front perch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot $800
mo. Also a 1 br, Iba $500
m. Call 863-634-3451
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 2/2
furnished on water w/dock.
Elect c/Water/Cable In-
duded. No pets. Adults on-
ly. $1000 m. $500 sec.
ep. Call 954260-1933



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. $47900 includes
setup and a/c. Call
(863)673-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
Factory repo. Home must
be sold. Looking for a deal
on a new mobile home.
This is it, call 863-673-4325
Going out of business sale.
Factory has dosed and in-
ventory must go. All homes
sold at invoice or below.
Call (863)673-4325
NEW 2006 1750 sq. ft.
4/2 Mobile Home. $39,000
Never live in. Must be
moved. Delivery & Set-up
avail. Paul (863)990-4301
NEW 2009 3/2 Mobile
Home $32900 Must be
moved. Delivery & Set-up
Avail. Paul (863)990-4301
Older 5th wheel 2/3 BR
w/lg addition, on Taylor
Creek. 55+ Riverbend Park.
GREAT DEAL $9000
(828)208-0980


April 15, 2009



PARK MODEL -35' Trailer,
Come see, Make offer. FI-
jan RV Park, 6500 Hwy 441
SEIot 20. Okee.
(304)690-6112
Used doublewide, largest
mobile home available.
32x80, 4br/2ba with fire-
place. Only $45,900 on
Sot. Cash does talk.
Ltop and a/c included.
Call 863-673-4325





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CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more info!
$200/or best offer
(904)449-0952
JONBOAT V-BOTTOM Se-
lect 14ft no leaks, no calls
before 5pm $200/or best
offer (863)634-3978
TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 ft & 14 ft with
trailers $900 for beth or
will separate.
(863)763-4700



GULFSTREAM 31 FT 2005
good condition, central air
and heat more. $4900.
(863)414-5575
SUPERIOR MOTOR
COACH 1975, Rebuilt mo-
tor, new tires & exhaust.
Plus more. $3000 Neg
(863)430-6987



CARRIAGE 1992 40 foot
eve thing works slide out
g 13 oape $94999.
(863)697-1493
CARRIGE 1992 40 foot
5th wheel nice shape
everythg works $499
(863191671493 4999.



YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
good condition 3 seater
110 horsepower $5000/or
best offer. (713)2537326
(832)878-4268




BOAT PROPS(2) (1)
Stainless Steel, (1) Alumi-
num, Call After 5pm
$175. (863)634-3978

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.
CAPTIANS chair with aems
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
chor $145 or will separate
(863)357-7936




V-DRIVE BOAT Trailer up
to 18' dual axle, good tires,
new springs. Ortona $300.
(305)394-4906




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Honda Shadow 2007
750cc. Excellent condition
$5,000 OBO 239-8394883
LaBelle

HONDA SHADOW 750 -
2005 Very Low miles, Great
condition $4000
(863)763-8847

KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
2002 STREET-RUNS
GREAT! 0mpg NICE RIDE
$1700. (864)357-1739

SUZUKI 2001 GZ250 -
2002 Intruder Both Red,
low miles, $4000 for both
Call (863)697-3656





CLUB CAR Select Recond.
Lifted, Alu.Box, new Bater-
ies & more $3500.
(863)673-4660

FOUR WHEELER -'98 4x4
YAMAHA 350 Wolverine.
Bad engine. 625
(239)693-2790

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
hrs! $3500. (904)449-0952

SUPERMACH KCG-110
2008 110CC/WT RE-
VERSE, 800/firm.
(863)763-4681

THOR Select 2 atv hel-
mets size 34 mens motor-
cycle pants $100/will sep.
(239)851-5675






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BUICK PARK AVE ULTRA
1998 Air bags, alarm sys.
Anti-lock brakes, hate
seats, 1 owner, p/w, V-6,
a/c, auto. Rear defrst, un-
der 29000 miles, white
$7500/neg. (863)763-8132

BUICK RIVIERA 1985 -
19,00 miles, great condi
tion, loaded, I owner
$5000. (863)357-2239

CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Mint Condl-
tionWill trade for
something smaller.
$2000/neg. (863)342-3374

CADILLAC SEVILLE 1984
VERY CLEAN, RUNS
GREAT $850.
(863)634-4780

CHEW LUMINA 1997,
LOADED, NEW TIRES,
135K MILES $1600
(863)801-5678

DODGE 1985- looking to
buy-we need a motor
dodge 360 1985-1992 out
of a van o pick-up $500.
(863)983-2809

DODGE CARAVAN 1991 -
New alternator, starter,
ttne-p cold A/C, gd tires.
$1800. (863)357-1365

FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
Needs work, $1200 or best
offer (863)634-3200


DODGE DAKOTA 1995 -
BLACK V-6 5-SPEED RUNS
AND DRIVES GREAT!
$1850. (863)634-4780

FORD TAURUS 2000 -
BEIGE, A/C LOADED,
GREAT CAR! $1850/or
best offer. (83)63)4-4780

FORD TAURUS 2000 -
BEIGE, CLEAN INT. V-6,
AUTO. GREAT CAR!
$1850. (863)634-4780

FORD RANGER 1994, un-
der 100k miles, white,
od rubber, auto over-
drive, V6 $2000
(863)763-2526 eve

GRAND PRIX -1998, fully
loaded, sun roof, leather
all power, anti lock brakes.
$2800 (863)763-8027

HONDA CIVIC 2 DOOR
1998 Runs Good, needs
ldte work no air condition
or radio $1000/firm.
(561)261-5766

LEXUS ES 300 1995,
Leather interior, 128k
miles, ONLY $1800
(863)697-2557

OTHER FIAT SPYDER
1977 Runs great lots of




, auto,$1250 or best of-
fer. (863) 697-9005 or
(863)532-0109

VW 1960 DUNE BUGGY
STREET LICENSED 1600
CC ENG, RUNS GREAT.
$3700. (863)447-1733




CHEVY P/U 1951- 80%
Complete Camero eng
,Trans. $3800 or trade for
small travel trailer.
(863)801-9136




F250 EXT. CAB -19, 7.3
litre diesel, 1 ton, rear &
gooseneck ball $2200
(803634-2379

JEEP WRANGLER 1995 -
120k mlles,soft top, all ter-
rain tires 4 ayl.5 speed
$4500. (863)673-4758

JEEP WRANGLER 1995 -
44, auto, only 73K i, call
Sam $4999.
(239)633-7173

MAZDA 1994 -4-wd, auto.
V-6, bucket seats $700/or
best offer. (863)697-3666




EZ GO W/4lift, stereo,
over sized tires, enclosed,
head lights. $1500 or tade
for pontoon tr
(954)707-2274

GOLF CART CLUB CAR 1
elec $1350, 1 Gas $1850,
both excellent condition,
(863)467-2824




DODGE DUMP TRUCK
D350 1985 1985
DODGE D350 DUALLY
DUMP BODY RUNS
GOOD V8- 4SPT
1,800.00 O.B.O CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWIS-
TON AREA $1800.
(305)370-5647


FORD ECHNOLINE 350
DIESEL 1993 Ford
EcholIne 350 Diesel 14 foot
refrigerated box. $3000/or
best offer. (239867-4341
(786)514-844




ALUM. STEPS (4) for 4dr
Truck CARR mig. great
shape $75/or best offe
(863)697-0136

CENTER LINE wheels 15
8" 5 lug, fits Ford or
Dodge $125.
(239)462-1564

CHEVY 350 300hp fresh
rebuild all new internal
parts $2000/or best offer.






MUD TIRES Size 15 inch
LT/235/75R Good condition
1/2 price $160/neg.
(863)675-6314

NERF BARS Chrome, will
fit '04 F-150 Crew Cab
$100. (239)462-1564

STEP RAILS for a Ford
F250 Pickup Truck Pol-
shed stainless steel; good
condition $150.
(863)634-5759

TIRES (4) Military Style.
395/85/R 20 XML. Mchelin
X. $300 for all, will sep.
(305)370-5647 Clewiston.

TIRES FOR SALE SR 15
with rim's all 4 for $250
(863)763-5133 or
863-697-2670

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

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




CHEVROLET LS 1500
SILVERADO 2002 Air
bags, alarm sys. Anti-lock
brakes, 1 owner, p/w, a/c,
auto. V-8, under 48000
miles $8900/neg.
(863)763-8132

CHEW 1978 C20 TS.
w/454 engine, runs good
$2800/neg.(863)447-0068

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

CHEW DUALLY 1979 -
4x4 Flatbed, No tile, Good
for parts, Must go $1000.
(239)462-1564

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

FORD F1SO CUSTOM
1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
tailgate. Orig 302 w/ '84
AOD. $950/neg.
(863)342-4220

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

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


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

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

FORD RANGER 2000 4
cyl., A/C, 5 spd. Like new!
$280 (305)370-5647
Clewiston

TOYOTA 1 TON 1990 Au-
to, cyl, 4 new tires, cold
ac, runs & drive $2400.
(561)261-0682




MITSUBISHI MONTERO
1994 Needs work. Nice
interorr and exterior.
$1000. (863)612-5495




HEAVY DUY Trailer, Duel
Axle 16' flatbed w/ ramps
$600 or best offer
63)697-9938 or
697-1873

UTILITY TRAILER 2005
6 x 16 tandem Utility tail-
er good shape $750.
(863)467-7123




CHRYSLER VOYAGER
2003 60,000 miles, Used
not abused. Well main-
tained. 7 passenger. Air
bags, ant-lock brakes,














S I
p/ V-6, a/c, auto. P/I







$600/ne 239ap6339246
(863)670-330

DODGE 05'88 Hi Top Van,
$1,200.00 (863)763-0214








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A pusi auctl wil e be held at BMJ
Towg, Inc Lot at 414 South arrot
Avenue Okeehoer Flonda 34974
on Fr.y the 1st day of May, 209
fom iD0'0-11:00 A. Puuant to
Floda statute 71378 for unpaid
towing and storage ear, Make,

1993 Black & White
1GNGe6KXPJ380S37
1990 Red & Whte Sunmird S at
1988 White Nissn Maxia
JN1HUL1P7JX884118
1998 Red Toyota Rav4
JT3HP1OV3V7OB1449
Ters of sal are a, and no
hedks wnll be accepted. le relr
re e the ngt of final bd. All
sale are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles wll be Old
inAS IS" no uarantees
317850 ON 04/15/09

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NOTICE OF ITENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A PLANTED EASEMENT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that me Board of County Commiuitnro of
Okeehotbee Count, Fonda will hold a public hearing on Thusday, on
30, 9 at 9:00 a 9:o m. in the Commsson Meebn Room, Okeecbee
County Health Deparnent Audtonru, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeehobee,
da The purps of the heang s to receive public co cents in onsid-
eran of the aandonment of a plated alley located in Southern Pines Col-
ored Addgson that Is further desrbed as follows:
All that po ont of the 15' alley in ok A, Southern ines Colored ddl-
n, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Boo 1, Page 14, pub-
ic record of Okeechobee County, Florda.
A copy of th noae wll be available for publ inspection at the "ann"ng
and Devlopment Departen, 499 NW 5' Avenue, Okeehodbee Fonda
each weekday except holday between he hour of 8:00 a.m and 4.30
p.m.
All entered pars and aten shall have the opportun to be heard at
this publIc heaong. Any poe n decking to appeal any d on by the Bard
of County Comme owners wth resp to any r considered at th
heanng wil need to ensure that a verbabm record of e proceedings s
made and that re rord indudes the tYtmony and evdee upon which
the appeal s based. County erk tapes are for the ole purpas of backup
foroff ial records of the er
Clif ets, r, Chaiman
Sharon Roberson, Clerk
Board of County Commssners
Okeechobee County Florida Pttan B-2009007
3l7795 ON 4/15/09

I SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MAN-
Join all the people who AGEHENT DISTRICT
say, "I sold it in the PUBLIC NOTICE OFAPPLICA-
classifieds."
Notice is here-
by gen at pursant to Chapter 373, Honda I Statues, the
following appllcaions) for permit have been retved for prort(s) in

Que Haell (Cius rove) 1595 SE 32nd Ave, OkeeHhobe, FL 34974,
has subm ied pl on 090304-7 for renewal of Water Ue Permit
e47-0002-W to imgate 2O ame of agrrulural lands. The water will be
wthdrwn from the Water Table Aquer and Taylor reek and the project s
looted in Sectons 24,25, Township 37 South, Range 35 East
Intereted pe rs maoy comment upan the appicaton or submit a wnen
reque fora co of the stf re port containing proposed agency a n re-
gardng the aplatn by wn bng to the South ora Water Management
Dsnct, Att: Enroentenal Resource Regulaon, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or reue s mst be re-
eved by 500 PMn within 21 dys from the date o publcaion
No further public note will be provided regarding this appaton. A co
of the staff repo must be requested in order to remain advised of further
roeedlngs Apploaton status and ass-oated documents can also be ob-
taned by aeng the Dsmancts webse ln .smd.dovi and eleting
the Aipplcalon/Permlit Search on toe ePermltting page Substanialh affe-
ed persons are entled to request an admirave hearing regarding
proposed agency aon by submtng a wrten request after revewing the
317583P ON .i /15/9


IN THE CUT COURT OF WTE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN
AND FOR OIKEECHOBEE
COUNTa, FLOreD
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-043
3UDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
JAMES E CROSLYN and
REBECCA CROSLYN, his wa,
Planiffs,
DUDLEY KIRTON,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN puru-
ant to N the F l Judgment of Foue
sure dated March 2009, entered
in CIl Case No. 2 -CA-043 in the
CicUIt Court n the for Okdahobe
County, Floda, wherein JAMES E.
CROSLYN and REBEA CROSLYN, are
the Plainff, and DUDLEY KIRTON
a- Mhe edan Man
ar toe Defendantsr, at'
I wil sel to the hite bidder fr
ranh at the Okeedobee County u-
d Cen te 2nd oor, Jury Assem-
b Room, 312 N.W Third Steet
FOehobW FL 34972, at 11,o
a.m., on the 6th day of May, 2009,
the following desbed popert as
et forth in sad Final dgent of
Frelosreeo to t.
Lot 6 and the Nohey 41.667 feet
of Lot 7 Northlak Busire Park
according to he at thereof re-
crded at Plat Book Page 70,
Public Records of Okeehobee
County, orda, Parcel Idenfoa-
ton Number
1-28-37-35-0020-00030-0060.
Any person claemng an interest in
the rps from the le, iany, oth-
er an the property wnr as of the
date of the Hs penden must file a
dam wOin 60 days after the ale.
DATED this 2nd day of April, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
LERK OF COURT
By: Sandra L Creech
Deputy aerk
1Attorney for aintff
GRAZI & GIANINO
217 E. Ocean Blvd.
Stuar Florida 34994
Telephone (772) 2260200
FasImie (772) 264789
Lefl. Grazl. .
Florida Bar ff29E041
316729 ON 4/15,2209

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IN THE CIRCUIT1 COUR
OFTHE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHBEE COUNITf,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
nle No. 2008-CP-17
IN RE, ESTATE OF:
GEORGE L. CLAY IIR.,
Deceased


The edminsatuon of he estate of
GEORGE L, CLAY, JR,, deceased
whose date of death was July 2,
208, and whoe Sodal seCun
number s 593-32-3881, i the Clrue
Court for Okeeobee, For F PrionO
bate DMon, File N.' 2008CP157;
the address of is rate DIVIon,
312 N NW 3rd Street, Okeeodbeee
Flonda 34972. The names and ad-
dre of the peo l eprentra-
tIe and the personal
reresentave attonre are set
ford below.
All credltor of the decedent and
other prons hanng doam or de
mands agais decedent' eat, -
duding unmatud, conngent o
unliquidated daims on whom a wopy
of this nobce s served must hile their
dalms wth this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other credors of the decedent
and other persons who have dams
or demand against te d-edntS
estateI inludmng unmbred, contin-
ent or unlquidated dars, mut file
Lhr clalm with thi Court WVTIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733 702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWTH-
STANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED
The date of first ublioaon of this
Notce isApnl 10th, 2009.
Glenn Seler, Esq.
Personal Represtave
200 oS.W. 9th Street
Okeehobee, Flonda 34974
WILLIAM J WALLACE, A
Attorney for Peonal Repreotatoe
115 NW llth Avee
Okeeodabee, Forda 34972
Telephone 63-4674671
Florda Bar No.: 778125
317181 ON 4/10,15/09


IN RE: ESTATE OF


9OHN L. FREDRICKS,
NOITIE TO CREDITORS




Tie adinOansraon of the estate of
PRho dae o d Dna llV T ,
JOH1, L. fRpRing ic
deceased





Court for Okeechabee County,
Flonda, Probate Dbson, the ad-
dre of which IS 302 W Third
Sweet, OLeedabee, Horida
34972. The names and addresses
of the perenal rpreentatve and
Lhe pes l reprntave's attor-
ney are set forth below.
Screditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having clal or de
mands against decedent' estate
on whom a copy of ths note s
required to be sewed must file
their claims with this courl WIHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLIU-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other rdor of the decedent
and oier pinsons having datms or
demands ai s deedet's estate
must file ohelr claims wna this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WIIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF TE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTI STANDING THE TIME
PERItOS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM nUD TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFMER li E
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
he date of first pblcaton of this
notoe 6 April 8th, 2009,
Perrnal Rep3 ntaaive:
Maureen Olara
2995 Kine Road
Jacksonvlle, Fltda 32246
Law Oces of'
COOKE e MEUX, PA.
A. Hamilton Cooke
oanda Bar No 110757
oseph CNlay Me, Lr
orleda BarNo 041114
501 Rivesde A tnue, Suite 903
Jacksonvlle, Florida 32202
Telephone' 904 396-5101


IN THECIRCUIT COURTOF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATe DIVISION
File NO. 2009 CP 60
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE VIRGINIA SCHUHE,
Deceased


The admnstraon of the Flanda em-
Late of MARIE VIRGINIA
SCHIdTE, deceased, o le Number
2009 CP 60, is ending in the Cir-
cIL Court fo Okeehoee County,
orida Probate Division, the d-
dress of which s 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okechobae, FL 34972.
The name and address of the
ancllary personal representative
and the personal repreentate's
attorney a forth bel
I cradltu of te decedent and oth-
er persons hang clams or de-
mands against decedent' esate,
including unmatured, conngnt or t
unlquidated dalms, on who a
co of this noce served must
file their clams with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DAVE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OF THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICEON THEM,
Al other -edor of the decedent
and other pe ns having das or
demands against dacedent' es-
tate, including unmatured, conbn-
gelt or unhrquldated da`-, mnua
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the firt publ'caon of
this NOtis April 8th, 2009.
SUSAN DANIELS
An- llary Pe s n l Rep es ntai
6030 Songbird Lane
Grand Rapids, MI49512
MAILYN SCHUTrE
AnPllary Pe I Reprentan i
7860 Morse Lake Road
Alft, MI 49302
Attorney for Penal Re rentat:
H. AEY SUMRAUL JR
Profesi nal AssOabon
355 N.E. Fifth Av., Suite 8
Telephone' Se1/272-70
Forda Bar #100358
By: H. CASSEDY SUMRALL JR.
31702 ON 4/8,15/09


IN THE CIRCUIT CO IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,

NOCASE O. 200CP-163
In re
ROBERT ARTHUR HEIDEN,
n/ka ROBERT A, HEIDEN,


(Summary Administration)
TO AUM PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notfied tat an
Order Detemining Homestead Status
of Real Property and Order of Sum-
ary Admnlstration has been en-
teed in the Estate of ROBERT
ARTHUR HEDEN, a/Ia ROBERT A
HEIDEN, Deeased, Fle Number
28-C-163, by the Circuit Court r
Okeechobee County, Fonda, Probate
Daison, the address of which is 312
NW, 3d Stet Suite 101, Okeho-
bee, Rorda 34972; that the date-
dents date of death was May 7
00 tatte total estate onsts o
exempt horetead real pmpert and
exempt psonaI popery, Ohat he
name and addrIn o ose to
whom t has been assigned by sch
order are:
DIXIE LEE JOERGER, 169 N Mil
/lotian Road, Mundelem, Ilhnas
60060
BET0Y LOU CUNNINGHAM, 1025
MeadwbroOk Donve, Round Lake
Beach, IllIis 60073
GRACIE WIGGINTON, 8155 Rose
Te e, emnole, Fmo nda 33777
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All reditor of the deedent and
other pers hang dams or de
nds against the estate of the
dent oer than those fr whom
provson for full payment was made
in te Order of Summary Admlstr
tion must file their dal within this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.7M2 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLABLE TIME PERI-
OD, AN CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
cEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH I
BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
Lion of ms Notice Is april ,
2009
Person Gmng Notce:
Dixie Lee JOoRer
169 N. MIdlothan Road
Mundelelm, Illnos 60060




Okeechobee News


WIN 1EREiCT CNIOOURTUINAN D
FOR OWEECONBEE COUNtY,
FLORA
PROAV E DIVISION
CASE NO. 20s-cP-o6I
IN RE. ESTATE OF
0LETHA e ReNmTT, 00k0o
0FRANCES ALETHA WALKER BARN ET,
e:sed
NOTSCE TO CRD nT
(Andla7r Adn.nistrati)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

&ate of A&fLETABRET8 ,I% FAN
0s 0a THA W0 LER BA0, 0NE,
de0sed0 File Number 2009-EP-062, IS
0000010 snoereuR 00*00 0000 000
diobee County, Boda Prbate Div-
fnithe addre of whih is 312 N.W.
3rd S00 S01te 101, okeehobe
Florida 34972, The and addrs-
esof the anclary personal representa-
eand e pesl repsae's
Eam set forth below
NOIFIED AT:
All creddors of the decedent and Giber
= e hang daims or demands
agint the estate of the decedent other
than those for who provislon for: full
Ipayment wa made In the Order of
da0ms 009Wn 0:s 00 WITHIN T0E
IATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF TE FIRST PBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR "IRTY DAYS AFER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
JIfo~ ed o Z U theT N~edantand
F:so hiaving diaim or leansds
a wnt the estate of the decedant must
lite thor daims wrh ths Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
TtE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL ClAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FO-EER BARRED.
The date of the first publcateon of this
Notice is Apnl 8, 2009,

Srdra J earn aett
107 M00 Aen, S.E.
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Attorney t0r Ancllar0y
COMELy & Cof lYS, PA
Post Office Dt 1367
Okeechobee Ronda 34973-1367
(863) 763B3
. To W, Cony,
F7oEda Bar No, 09482
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEEN JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
CASE NO.: 200-CP-8
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE, The Estate of
WILLISAMTHOAS COLUMNS,
Dead


The administratbin of the Estate of
WILLTAM THOMAS COLLINS, De-
ceased, whose date of death was
February 27 22000,0 and wh odal
seri number IS 00234-24-7569,
Case Number 2009-CP-58 is opening
in the Circ Cort for Okeechobee
County, RorIda, Probate Disen, the
0dd000 of which IS 012 Northwest
3rd Seet, Sue1 125, okee0obee,
Florida 34972. rhe names and ad-
d9 of the Pers7 l Repena-
bye and the Personal
Representatlvee attorney are set
forth bel_.
All redors of t09e decedent and
other persons having clams or de=
000,0 000000t 000000nt 010:e, 00n
whNd a copy of this te sd re-
quired to be served must fie their
claims w.th this Court WDaHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFIER THE DATE OF THE FORST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOlICE
OR THIRTY 130 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM,
All other cr00editors of the dedent
and other pens having clams or
demands against the decodens es=
t tte, must ie their da00 with th0
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FHLED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NO SlAND]IG THE 1IME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE ANY
CLAIM FILED TOA (2) yEA S OR
MORE AFMER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the frst0pub aton of
th0 No0 isO Apr 8th, 2009
IRENE FERGUSON LOWE
Pesnal Reprentate
8 Copper Court
FredencksbuK, VA 22406
Law ON.eof 2
CASSELS & MCCALL
BY' JOHN D. CASSELS Jl.
A0orney for Personal Represetfobve
40o NW 2Md Str1tFPO Box 968
Okeechohee, Flinda 00973
(863 763-3131
Fa Bar No.: 0 2611 21
316582 ON 4/8,13/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000374
NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS
EDWARD F JONES, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EDWARD R JONES, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIE CLAIMING BYN THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPAUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS, CHASE BANK
USA, N A, JOHN DOE AND JANE DDE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY DOEN prsuaorN
to a Summary Final Jdment ofA Fore-
closure dated March 2, 2009 entered 0
COr Case No, 47-200@DA-000374 of
the Carou Court of me 19A Judcral
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE Couty,
Okeechobee, Rnlda, I will sell to the
Sigst and best Bidder r Lash on the
Juryo Assembly Room, 2nd Floor Wkee-
clee Couaty Judical Centser, 312 NW
3rd Stee, Okeeehobee, Ronda, at
1100 am, on the th day of May,
2009 the following desoibed property
as set fAth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit
LOT89, TREASURE ISLAND U NT
NO. 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED INPLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 39, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, TOGETHER
WITH A1SI LUBERTYSINGLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
#10L13005
A person calming an interest In the
surplus From the se, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
is pendens, most file a claim within 60
days after the safe.
aded this Eth day of March, 2009,
DHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUITO COURT
BY/S/SANDRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLER K
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 3332004-03920
(954) 233-8000
r04) 34705

NOTICE REGARD-
ING THE AMERICANS
WETH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990
In accrdanse with e Amercaners With
DisatdlIies Act, perso needin a spe-
cial ac.ommodao to paricpate in
rthis poceedng should contact Courto
Administration no 0a0 han soen day s
penor to the proceldg at 250 NW
Counr Club Drivne, Port St Lue, FL
34986 or call 1-772-870-4370 wthle
etwo working days ofyour receipt of the
Surmmons/Notce to Appear n you are
hanno0 impaNred all 1-800-95-8771
If you are oce impaired call
1.B.O-955-770, va Florda Relay OSer.
vine


LEGAILNOTCE
T3sorTl ONor J1,20000001009

PuOiN Auction will be held at Johi
Towing Service storage lot eocated at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
shobet, FlorPda 34972 on NAY 1,
D2009, 11at 9:00 A.M Puruant to Ror-
da Statute 71378 faOr unpaid towing
and storage charges. Year, make,
model and VIM are as follow.
l99S Mercu SaOe
VIN# sHME LM53U5,,G619095
1995 Cold N cmaro
VIN#2G1FP22022111N35
SM93 Ford FI15
VIMN#FTDF15SNOPCA98492
Terms of sale are cash, and no
becks will be a pceped. Seller re
N the right of final bad ALL
SALES ARE 0NA0' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Said aofomobiles
Wll be sold in "As Is" conddtbon with

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IN 1HE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CICoNIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORI[DA
GENERAL URIODICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2008 CA 000278
NATIONAL C10Y BANK, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS,
NICOLE FRANCOIS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NICOLE FRANCOIS, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAI50 THE HEREIN
NAMED IrNDIVIDUaAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEEST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, IRENE VICTOR; D & C
INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE
LLC, OH9N DOE AND 1ANE DOE
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION.
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Finl Judgment of
Foredoue dated March 11 2009
entered In Coivl Case No 2U00 CA
O00278 of the Crcut Court of the
00th udal u 0 0I and for O KEE-
CHOBEE County, Okeechobe0, Fon-
da, will sell to the highest and best
I0d0er for cash on the OutA As09bly
oom, 2d Floor, Okeechobee
S1Jud Idal CenterLA, 3o12 NW 3rd
Sre0, ; eechobee, Flondo, at 1001
a.m. on the 6th day of May, 2009
seth follwng d ribed proper ty
set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit,
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN SECTION 9, TOWN-
NMH 34 SOUTH, RANGE 34
EAST,, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEEIN
MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SIUBED AS FOLLOWS: COMl-
MEN G AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 9; THENCE
SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 29 MU-
NITES, 8 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 9 A DISTANCE
OF 334.94 FEET (O THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES, 50 MIN-
UTES, 34 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 670.24 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES,
28 MINUTES, 56 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 101.85
FEET TO 0E INTERSECTION
WITH CENTERUNE OF EXIST-
ING DIRT GRADE, THENCE
ALONG SACI CENTEuLINE THE
FOLLOWING COURSES AND
DISTANCES; THENCE SOUTH
53 DEGREES, 31 MINES 20
SECONDS AST, A STANCE
OF 52004 FEET; THENE DE-
PARTrNG THE SAID CENTER-
LIUNE, SOUTH DEGREES, OR
MINUTES, 0E SECONDS ESAOST,
A DISTANCE OF 1397.77 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES
g0 MINUTES, r0 SECOND
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1132.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH
01 DEGREES, 29 MINES, SR
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 1592,40 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person coming an Interest In
the surplUS from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property ner as of the
date of the e1spens, must fi a
dalm within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 12th day of March,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY' /S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
1954 201A33R
(9%4233-8705
08-59096 (NCH
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABIIJTES ACT OF 19M
In 0 ordanmc with the Aner0ans
With DisabltS Act, p"'n eedng
a speeal a sccomodaNon to part0-
pate in this proceeding should _on-
tact Court Adminstaton no later
than seven days pnor to the po
e0,ng at 20 Nw Coun0ty Clu
D7v, Part St LUc FL 34986 or ca0
1-772-87-370 wUihn two oroang
days of your receipts of the Sum-
monUNote to Appear, IF you are
hearing impaed ga 0-BO0 -95-771,
If yo ae 000 Impaired oall
1-800-950-8770, via Florida Relay
Serce
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF lTE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
gN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLOIDMA
CASE No. 2Oo8 CA SoG
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK foBN -
01ly BIG LARE NATIONAL
BANK,
Plalntiff

Mi-ON ,NCH t SUCH, LLE, a
Florida limited liability compa-
nyn CYNTHIA N. PICKER and
MICHAEL CKEER a/k/ai MI-
CHAEL W. PICKER, SR., wife
and husband, and AMERICAN
GENERAL HOmE EQUIsTY, INC.,
a foreign corporatior, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL
MAGISTRATE,
Defendanrs

NOTICE 010 F9 SALE00 00
NOTICE is hereby given that pur
suant to the Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreloksre and Sale
entered "in the cause pd0 In
the Circ Court oF the Nineteenth
Judial Cirult, in and For Okee-
h1be0 County, FloRda, (Civl Ac-
bon Number 2008 CA o00, the
unde ed Clerk will I11 the
oper&@ s Iuat d n d County,
escn000d as'
Lot 5, J.H. TAYLOR ESTATEES,0a
cording to the Plat thereof ra-
00n0d1 In plat Book 7, Page
26, Public Records of Okee-
chohee County, RForda
TOGETHER WITH all the im-
erected Mpropertn ad
all easement appurtenances,
and fixtures now or hereafer
a part of the property.
at pubhc sale, to the hatges and
bet bidder for sh at .0
o'dock A.M. on the 6th1 day of
May, 200, In The jury Assembly
Room hofated at the okeechobee
Canty Jud1al Center, 312 N.W.
3rdl S'eet, Okeechobeh, FL 34972
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE
Dated this 5th day of February,
2waN
Shar Robe"
Oerk of Court
By:R /Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clink
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
MCCAR(TY, SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOD & SAWYER PA.
2400 S.E. Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Floenda 34994
7720 286-1700
Attorneys for Catntff
316169 ON 04/15,22/09

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IN THE C.IIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
OPVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 208.CA-000482
LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE
FOR WAMU MORTGAGE pASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RES 2007-OAT5 TUST,
P~lantiff,

LONARD J SUMMA JR. eta ,
Defendants)
NO-.E OF RESCHEDULED SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Put,
sant to an Order Reshdulng Fore-
d0ou, Sale dated March 25, 2009,
and entered In (0 N 2008-
CA-000482 of the C(r0 t Court of the
Nineteenth Judal Clrult in add for
Okechobee County, Flonda in which
LaSal0e Bank NA, as Trustee for
WaMu Motgage Pa IN-Thrug Cer-
tificates Ser 2007-0OAS st is
the Plaff and LeOnard ]. Summa
J0 Tenant #1 0n/k/a Sam Bag
ah'ngton M0U0al Banka, aCR0n
000001at0, are defendants I w~ll
sell to the highest and best INader
for cash m/on the Jury Assembly
Room, 2n Flr, ODehobee County
udieal Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Oke00hobee, Flonda 34972, Okee-
chobee Cou n, Florida at 11:OOAM
the 6th day of0 May, 2009, the fol-
lowing desated property as set
in sid Final Judgment of Fore-
cfosure:

LOT 10, BLOCK 1, REVISED
PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 301 SE 8TH DRIVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 349674
Any person coming an ionerest in
the strp.s from the salt if any, oth-
er thn the property owr as of the
date of us Pendens must file a dalm
W""n 60 dayS after the sale1
Dated in Okeechobee Count, Flon-
da this N30th day of March, 200.
Clerk of the Cirut Court
Oheechobee County, Floida
By,/S/Sand4,L Creech
In Accordane with the nOns
with Disabite Act, NX you are a per-
son with a dtsablh@ who needs an
ai~omenoatean in`order to ace
court faclate or partcpate in a
court proceed, you are en00ed, at
an cst to you, to the povsin of
--n ass ne. To request such
an accommodation, please contact
.ianna Cooper in Court Admnistra-
ton Suite 217, 250 NW Country
Club D. Port St. Luele 34986; Tele-
phone 772-807-4370; at ea 3
wo=kng days of the date the
is needed, Hearng lred pleas
call 1-800-95-8771 Voie impaired,
please 00 100 0-955-8770, 0 e
above is to be published in the Okee-
chobee Ns 107 w. 17th Street,
Ste D, Oke0chobee, FL 34974
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IN THE CRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-20M8-CA-0M0478
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plaintlff
DANA SEWELL A/K/A DAN MARIE
SEWELL UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DANA SEWELL ANK!A UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DANA MARIE SEWELL,
JOHN DOE) JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TVNANT(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERERY rVGIN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Forec-
sure datil the 2Wd day of March,
2009 and entered in Cas No.
47-2008-CA-00078, of the C(r:0
Court of the 19th Udrdaer Circuit In
ad for Okeechobee County, FlondaI,
wherein BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC
is the Plan0ff and DANA SEWELL
A000A DANA MARIE SEWEL UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DANA EWLL
AJK/A UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAN
MARIE SEWELL; ]OHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants I will sell
to fhe hesat and best bidder for
ash at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER 312 NW 3RD
STREET, JURY ASSEMBLy ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at :O a~m. on the
6th day of May, 2009, the following
0es00bd property as se forth In
said Rnal Judgment, to at:
LOT 3 NORTH LAWe COUNTRY
ESTATES, UNIT NO. 11, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE M6, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE AND STATE OF FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MOST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE
In accordance with the Amenens
with Disa""itie Act of 1990 (ADA)
CDsabld persons who, because
thanr dhsabies need specal acom-
modaton to particpate n this pro
cee1 0n should ntact not later than
seven 7) days prior to the proced-
i00 Court Admln:strabon at 250 NW
Country Club Dr., Port St. Luoe FL
34989 Phone 772-007-4070
1-000-950-0771 (hearing impalred
or -BOO0-955-8770 ( e impaired),
Dated this Sth day of March, 2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of The Circlt Court
By' //SAndra L Creech
Deputy Cerk
Law Offe of Marshall c watson
1800 NW 49th re Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale Fonda 3.3309
Telephone. (954)453-0365
Famile: (954771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUTr COURT OF "HE
MNNEENTH AUDICAy. IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ABDUL M CUMBER as Trustee of the
ABDUL M, CUMBER REVOCABLE LIV-
ING TRUST as to M0% Interest and
YASAIN A CUMBER as Trustee of
the YASMIN A CUMBER REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST as to 50% Intrest,
Plamntffs
VS, CAENO 2009 CA 74
LARRY WRIGHT OR, ALMA WRIGHT,
BRUCE WRIGHT, CAESAR WRIGHT,
and LARRn 000GHT, JR, and al
known or unknown persons claiming
under or through them, unknown
spouses, heirs, deviee, grantees,
cr0d0to0, or other pa rt daimng
by, through, under, or against any
known or unknown person who is
known to be dead or Is not known to
be 0o0her dead or a0ie and OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, a Pol-
cal Subdivision of the State oF Flori-
"ADefendants,
NOTICE OF SUIDNE PROPE RTY
TO: LARRY WRIGHT SR., ALMA
WRIGHT, BRUCE WGHT, 'CAESAR
WRIGHT, and LARRy WRIGHT, JR.,
and all unknOwn or unknown persons
known spo0 es, heI0 dev0 es,
grantees, credtor10 or other par00s
claiming byo through, under, or
against any k 0nown unknown per-
son who Is known to be dead or is
not known to be eaher dead or alve
and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS a P-
nItucal Subdivision of the State of
Foroda
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED Eat
an action to quiet tide on the follow-
ilgroperty in Highlands County,

Lots 11 and 12, Block A,
WRIGHT AND BASS'S SUBDI-
VISION, according to the mCp
or plat thereof as recorded In
Plat 0ook 1, Page 7 Public
Records of Okechobe
C0oun, Florida Less and Ex-
ceIt tho .... c nd inn
OR. sook 120, PIage M W. ub-
i Recorda s of Okeeoibeea
County F0oda, further de-
scribeas follows= The East 5
feet of Lots 11 and 12, lock
A, WRIGHT AND BASS'S SUB-
DIVISION, according to the
p ior plat the f as rcd-
ed n Plat Book 1 Page 7, Pub-
lic Records of MOk ch ss,
County, Florida.
has been ned against you and you
are required to see a copy of your
ber, 010010000 agdBt 000000gu
wrten defenses, if any to Wlaem 3,
NI0ander, Esquie of Wdiam J. NIe
lander IA, P 172 E Inteake B0oUle
Pard, Lake acid, Fn00 33052, the
Plalnhff1 attorney, and file the orlgq-
an with the Gerk of the above styled
court on or before May 6, 2000; oh-
emwse a judgment may be entered
against you for the reief demanded
In the m plant
WITNESS my hand and Seal of said
Court on the 3rd day ofApl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERKTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By. Arene Neahs
1 2 222Deputy Clerk
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INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF TE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-671


OKEECHOBEE ABSTRACT & TrTLE
BARBER, SUSAN BARBER; JOHN
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgmnt o o-
cloure dated arch 2 2009, and
entered in Case No. 0-CA-671
in the Cicut Court of the 1rth Ju-
diol Circust in and for Oeho
bee County Florida wherein rst
Bank of In.hantown alntff and
Okeethohe Abstract & Title INS-
rane, I, Tomas W. Barber,
Ssan Barber, John Doe and Jaen
Doe a the Defendantsr, I wll sell
to tMhe hhes and bhei hder for
Sh at the IJuy Assembly oem,
2nd Floor Okeechonee County J-
d"oal Centr, 312 NW 3 Steet,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 1:00
on lte 6th day of May, 2009,
the allowing described property

LOT 3, BLOCK 4, BET-HER
PLAT THEREOF R RDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 12 PUB-
LIUC RECORD OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Anpern dlanong an ite in
ee SUrplu" s I' the sale. If any,
other than theppe owner as
of he dae of te If pendens must
file claim wiin 60 days after the
sale.
Dated the tath day of March, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
t etr of the rcult Court
By: /s/SandM L Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABimUL ES ACT OF
In accord wh the AmMerAar
With DuabriOes Acl peons eeding
a special acoommodaon to par ti
at e this prc aeedn should con-
Co RAdmnstron no later
tian seenn days pror to toe pro
cedinat 25 NW Count Club
Drwe, Port St. Luc., FL 34986 or .11
on1-77-807-4370 wit orhin two working
days of your relpt of this Sum-
mons/Noce to Appea, If you are
heann impaired al l-800-95-
8771. If you are voice impaired call
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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE
STATE OF TENNESSEE
DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN SERVICES
No.07-00e057

MARTIN ROBIN BORNHEIMER,
Father
Unknown Addres but last known
address was Okneedhobe, Flonda

IN THE MATTER OF:
DUSTIN TREVOR HICKMAN,
d.o.b: 1-22-2001
CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN
(18) YEARS OF AGE
ORDER FOR SUMMONS
BY PUBLICATION
TO: Carol Whte
Pursuant to .CA. 37-1-111 and
S37-1-123, you are hereby sum-
moned to appear on the 13th day
of May, 219 at 9:e a.m., and
defend the ahoventhled acon in
the Sevr County Juvenle Court
at Secerdlle, Tennessee, and an-
wer the Peton for Custody fled
by the State of Tennessee, Depart-
ment of Children's Sercie and to
serve your answer upon the Pei-
toner n case ofyour faure
do so, judgment will be rendered
agamit you according to the de-
mand of te Petlton, which h
been led wt the Clerk of e -
vier County juvenile Court located
at the Sever County Courthouse,
125 Court Street, Seviervlle, Ten-
nessee 37862. nce your
whereabouts is unknown and the
ordinary process of law cannot be
served upon you, a copy of this
summons shall be published in hme
Okeechobee News newspaper for
four(4) conecutre wees
ISSUED thI 27th day of March,
2009.
HON. DWIGHT STOKES
SEVIER COUNTY
JUVENILE COURT JUDGE
APPROVED FOR ENTRY
Daniel Smthnckl BPR #, 023900
Assistant General Counsel
Departnent ofChildren's Services
115 lttensvlle Rd. Suite 105
Seoeroille, TN 37176
(865) 429-7012
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
The undersigned hereby cetrtes
that in accordance wh Rule 5.02
of the Tennessee Rules of Civl P
cedure I have served a true and
exact copy of the foregng Order
on all parties of interest by this
day hand-delverng and/or ma'lrg
a copy of the same, via United
States Mail, postage prepaid, ad-
dresed as follows:
Jeff Stem
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 5797
Seetrille, TN 37864
James R. Hickman, Jr.
Hickman, Gra, & Aocate
101 Bruce St.
Severville, TN 37862
ThIS 23rd day of March, 2009.
Daniel Sithwick
Assistant General Counsel
Depanent ofChIldren's Serlces
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New youth basketball association formed

By Charles M. Murphy events all over the country good thing was we got all of the kids playing
Okeechobee News Refoure said his main goal is to get these time, I think it was exciting for them."
In an effort to make Okeechobee's basket kids ready to compete at the high school level The team played in a tournament in Arca-
ball rams g threelo men aveand to improve their fundamentals and indi dia this weekend. They also will compete in
ball program throne three local men have vidual skills. "Almost all of these kids will be Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast during a
team this spring. playing freshman ball next year I want to see tournament from April 24-26.
Sylvester Whittaker, a referee for the Trea- the outcome of having them work all summer Whittaker said his goal is to raise the kid's
sure Coast Officials Association, said he came long. I think the end product should be out- awareness about the game of basketball and
up with the idea when he refereed youth standing." Refoure noted his team plays full increase their basketball IQ, while stressing
games during the off season. He would see court man-to-man defense which is sure to basic fundamentals, "'m very encouraged
teams from Palm Beach County, the Treasure get his team in shape. He said the better con- so far. I can't say enough about the work of
Coast, and all over the state, but none from ditioning alone, should help the kids when these young men. I told them the only place
, i, ... ,,.. ,,.., ,, i i,. . ,, they reach the high school, where success comes before work is in the
,i.i, .i .. .... ,, i i- i The team went to a tournament in Wel- dictionary." Coach Roberts said he also looks
saw that our kids were not developing as fast. lington last week and did very well. The team for some of the younger kids to benefit by
There is a lack of developmental programs for won three out of four games. They lost to the playing tougher competition earlier in their
them. I got together with some quality people Florida Rim Rockers in the semifinals. The Rim careers. "We want these kids to take the chal-
who have the same vision as me and it has Rockers are ranked #1 in the state and #28 in lenge, and work hard. We will play in your
become a reality," he noted, "These coaches the nation in their age group. The team has face defense."
have a passion for this sort of stuff." 13 players, and includes three players that are The team has been sponsored by Wyman
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also coaches the freshman team at Okeecho- pete. Two are seventh graders and another is Bowie, and Premium Financial. Anyone will- Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
bee High School, and Marvin Roberts, a a sixth grader. The team finished third out of ing to sponsor the team or volunteer their Coaches Myron Refoure (left) and
long time youth coach. The team is known 12 teams at this tournament, time to help can call Sylvester Whittaker at Marvin Roberts talk strategy during a
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Palm City man takes LOST race at nearly six-minute pace


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News





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Tarja Allen (right) and Carlos Morales
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14 seconds to win the race by nearly a minute
over Bruce McManus, 42, of West Palm Beach,
who finished in 44 minutes and 10 seconds.
"I led from about a quarter-mile on," Newn-
ham said, "No one else wanted to stay at sixes
(or the six minute mile pace)."
Tarja Allen, 45, of Palm Beach Gardens took
the women's division with a time of 52 min-
utes even. She finished 1lth overall. Allen said
she is training for the New York City marathon
this year. She also competed in the Miami mar-
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2008.
"It was an OK run today. There weren't
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runners all the way, someone always in front
of you that you could catch or try to catch,"
she added.
Jennifer Feltman, 44, won the women's
masters division with a time of 54:41. She fin-
ished 17th overall. She noted her goal was to
finish in under and hour and she beat that pace
easily, "I feel good. I wasn't expecting to win so
that's a bonus. Running keeps my stress level
down and it keeps me young."
Several Indiantown runners took part in the
seven mile run Saturday Tim McCord, 51, fin-
ished 60th overall with a time of 1:07.43. Chris-
tina Gilliam, 34, finished 89th overall with a
time of 1:22.33. Bobbi Martin, 52, finished 86th
overall with a time of 1:19.17.

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Several Okeechobee runners took part in
the seven mile race Saturday. Carlos Morales,
46, finished 12th overall with a time of 52:07.
Shaun Goldie, 33, finished 26th overall with a
time of 57:19. Tim Murr, 56, of Okeechobee,
finished 50th overall with a time of 1:04.50.
Okeechobee City Attorney John Cook, who
runs in marathons across the country, finished
68th with a time of 1:10.03.
As for the women, Shelly Batton, 45, fin-
ished 24th overall with a time of 56:31. Dr.
Jeannette Hill finished 36th overall with a time
of 59:26. Dr. Hill said she enjoys running, "1 try
to stay fit and set a good example for kids."
Nancy Murr, 52, finished 83rd overall, and
Rachel Jones, 38, finished 62nd, to round out
the Okeechobee runners.


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