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lEECHOBEE NEWS
Vol. 100 No. 48 Wednesday, April 22 2009 500 Plus tax

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...Page Bill could curb doctor shopping


Officers search for
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Index
Classifieds...............15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Community Events .......... ....... .6
Obituaries 6
Opinion 4,5
Speak Out ....... ....... ........ .4
Sports 10, 14,20
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A proposed legislative bill that
could stop doctor shopping has
cleared its final committee and is
now headed to the Florida House
of Representatives.
House Bill 897 (HB-897), spon-
sored by Representative Marcelo
Llorente (R-Miami), will track pre-
scription drug purchases by use
of a statewide data base. Every
pharmacy in the state would be
required to log onto the data base
and report every Schedule II, Il
and IV drug it dispenses.


The bill singles out these medi-
cations because they are the most
addictive and most constantly
abused.
"Florida has become the pill
shoppers paradise. People from
Ohio, Kentucky and Georgia
come here to get their prescription
drugs," said Michael Cantens, leg-
islative assistant to Rep. Llorente.
"This would require anyone who
can dispense medicine to register
a prescription with a statewide
data base. It would stop doctor
shopping."
He said 9.6 people die of a pre-


scription medication overdose ev-
ery day in Florida.
"This is an attempt to stop-or,
at least curb it-as much as pos-
sible," he said.
Mr. Cantens said Broward
County seems to be "the epicen-
ter" for prescribing such abused
medicines as oxycodone, metha-
done, hydrocodone and xanax
through pain management cen-
ters. Oxycodone, methadone and
hydrocodone are all Schedule II
narcotics, while xanax is a Sched-
ule IV drug.
He went on to say 38 states


already have similar legislation in
place.
"They've talked about this sys
tem for many years," said a local
detective with the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force. "But, it nev-
er seems to get off the ground very
well.
"People from Kentucky are
literally dying along the interstate
trying to get to Florida to get their
meds. They'll start in Miami and
work their way up to the Panhan-
dle, then go back to Kentucky,"
See PILLS Page 2


Eagle Scout builds new church fence


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Boy Scout Troop
955 has a new Eagle Scout, tenth
grader Justin McDeavitt. For his
Eagle Scout project Justin replaced
an old antiquated fence at the Sa
cred Heart Church, where their
troop meets in the pavilion.
Justin has been involved in
Scouts for eight years. He is the
son of Tom and Sue McDeavitt.
Previously, there had been a
broken and worn old red fence
surrounding a statue and benches
on the right hand side of the sanc-
tuary. Thanks to the donation of
supplies from his father's busi-
ness, WPC Inc. of Port St. Lucie,
Justin was able to completely re-
place the fence with a new wood-
en fence. It took him three week-
ends to complete the construction
on the fence where he had to dig
bigger and deeper holes with post
hole diggers for each post.
When asked what the most
beneficial thing he has learned in


Boy Scouts, he explained that it
has helped him learn skills needed
to survive in the real world. He
is also in the JROTC program at
Okeechobee High School.
Being a Scout has helped Justin
learn organizational skills which
has helped him to succeed in
school as well as life in general. .
He looks forward to being a .
part of Scouts in the future to help in t
younger Scouts learn the valuable -
lessons that he learned. He also i ..
wants to be involved in the ventur- --
ing group with Carl Fox. .
To receive the rank of Eagle
Scout one must: be active in Okeechobee News/Chauna Aguilar
your troop and patrol for at least Justin McDeavitt recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For
six months as a Life Scout; dem- his Eagle Scout project he replaced an old broken fence at Sa-
onstrate Scout spirit by living the cred Heart Church. The ceremony honoring his Eagle status
Scout Oath and Scout Law in your was held on Saturday, April 11.
everyday life proven through rec-
ommendations on your behalf; personal fitness, emergency pre- actively for a period of six months
earn a total of 21 merit badges paredness or lifesaving, environ- in one or more area detailed in the
including the following first aid, mental science, personal man- application forpositions ofrespon-
citizenship in the community, citi- agement, swimming or hiking or sibility while a Life Scout. They
zenship in the nation, citizenship cycling, camping and family life. See SCOUT Page 2
in the world, communications, An Eagle Scout must also serve


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2 Okeechobee News April 22, 2009


PILLS
Continued From Page 1
the detective added.
In Okeechobee County last year 14 peo-
ple died due to drug overdose, according to
a report from the 19th Judicial Medical Ex-
aminer's Office in Fort Pierce.
A 2008 report released through the Flori
da Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
by the Florida Medical Examiner's Commis-
sion says prescription drugs accounted for
73 percent of all drug occurrences, when
alcohol is excluded.
That report was compiled from autopsies
done by state medical examiners from Janu-
ary through June 2008.
During that period, there were about
89,000 deaths in the state with 4,055 of them
having one or more drugs in their bodies.
The three most lethal drugs-meaning more
than 50 percent of the deaths were caused
by the drug when it was found-were her-
oin (91.5 percent), methadone (75 percent)
and oxycodone (60 percent).
In local deaths, acute methadone toxic-
ity accounted for three deaths, while one
person died due to fentanyl toxicity and an-
other died due to acute clonazepam toxicity.


SCOUT
Continued From Page 1
must also plan, develop, and give leadership
to others in a service project helpful to any
religious institution, school, or community.


Local Weather
Weather forecast for Okeechobee County
from the National Weather Service:
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near
85. North northwest wind between 5 and 10
mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 57. East northeast wind around
5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 86. Calm wind becoming east between
5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 59. Southeast wind between 5
and 10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
84. East wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 64. East wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 80. East wind between 5 and 10 mph.

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In the remaining overdoses, multiple drugs
were found including oxycodone, cycloben-
zaprine, diazepam, benzodiazepines, phe-
nobarbital and cocaine.
The pill business is also very profitable.
The detective explained that a person
may have to pay up to $600 for a doctor's
visit, if they don't have insurance, and will
normally get around 240 pills. Those pills
can then be sold for as much as $15 each,
which means a tidy profit of $3,000.
"It's a very lucrative business," he said.
Mr. Cantens said if the bill passes both the
House and Senate it would be enacted by
Dec. 1, 2010. He said the bill has good back
ing in the House and Senate. In the state
Senate, the bill is being sponsored by Mike
Fasano (R-New Port Richey).
If enacted, HB-897 will have no fiscal im-
pact on the state. Mr. Cantens said the cost-
estimated to run between $300 and $600 to
install-will go directly to the pharmacies.
"I'm definitely for it. It's going to take a
while to work the kinks out but it will nip
a lot of this in the bud," the detective said.
"But, pill heads are not dumb people. They'll
find a way around this system some way,
some how."


The project should benefit an organization
other than Scouting. The project idea must
be approved by the organization benefit-
ing from the effort, Scoutmaster and troop
committee and the council or district. In ad
edition, they must take part in a Scoutmaster
conference and successfully complete an
Eagle Scout board of review.

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Driver in critical condition


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was listed in criti-
cal condition Tuesday afternoon following
a single vehicle accident on Charles Harvey
Highway.
According to a spokesman with the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Justin Lee
King, 21, failed to navigate a curve on the
highway around 11 p.m. Monday, April 20.
Mr. King was reportedly east bound


when he lost control of his 1997 Ford sports
utility vehicle. The spokesperson said the
SUV crossed the grass median, overturned
then struck a gate and a fence post. The
driver was ejected from the vehicle, said
the spokesperson.
Mr. King was airlifted to St. Mary's Hos-
pital in West Palm Beach with undisclosed
injuries. Damage to the vehicle was esti-
mated at $10,000, stated the spokesperson.
The accident is still under investigation.


Woman accused of stealing gas,

hitting station attendant with car


A woman was arrested after she report-
edly put gas in her car, drove off without pay-
ing for it then hit a station attendant when he
tried to stop her. Crystal Michelle Bankston,
28, N.W. 189th Ave., Okeechobee, was ar-
rested Sunday, April 19, on a charge of ag-
gravated assault with a motor vehicle. She
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $1,500.
According to an arrest report by Officer
Chad Troutman, of the Okeechobee City Po-
lice Department (OCPD), Bankston put $15
worth of gas in her 1997 Ford vehicle. After
pumping the gas, she got in her car and left
the Murphy Gas Station on South Parrott
Ave. As she pulled away from the gas pump
an employee, Michael Barbee, tried to stop


her, the officer stated. He gave chase on foot
and caught up with Bankston at the traffic
light at the intersection of S.W. 21st St. and
S. Parrott Ave.
Officer Troutman stated that Mr. Barbee
stood in front of Bankston's car to stop it,
but the woman reporteldy hit him with the
car. She then reportedly backed up, pulled
forward and hit him a second time, stated
the report. When the clerk was struck a
third time it was with enough force that Mr.
Barbee was knocked to the ground, stated
the officer's report. The woman then drove
around the man and proceeded north on
Parrott Ave. The OCPD officer said Mr. Bar-
bee did not need medical attention, although
he did suffer abrasions to his knees.


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Charges against former


PSL teacher dropped


By Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News
Charges of making harassing phone calls
were dropped on April 20, in the case of Tif-
fany L. Shepherd, 31, according to the St.
Lucie Clerk of the Courts office.
Shepherd, of NW 24th Drive, was arrest-
ed last December after Whitney Kugelman
of Fort Pierce filed a police report that al-
leged the harassing phone calls. Shepherd
was jailed Dec. 17 and she posted a $15,000
bond at the St. Lucie County Jail.
The Fort Pierce State Attorney's Office an-
nounced the charges were dropped during a
court appearance on Monday in Fort Pierce
In another recent development Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Deputies arrested
Felisha L. Nally, 27, of Palm Beach Gardens
on charges of aggravated stalking after she
allegedly harassed Shepherd on My Space.


The arrest took place on Feb. 13.
The arrest report from the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office said Nally harassed
and threatened her since September, 2008.
Deputies stated that Nally left several threat-
ening remarks on the website. In one, Nally
threatened to beat the former teacher up
and to shoot her.
She also reportedly threatened to shoot
Shepherd's children.
The arrest report said Nally also put up
pictures on the web site that appeared to
show the suspect and another man holding
a Colt .45 handgun.
These pictures were reportedly accom-
panied by threats towards Shepherd.
Shepherd made national news in 2008
when she lost her job at Port St. Lucie High
School after taking a job with a fishing char-
ter boat that featured a bikini-clad crew.


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By Eric Kopp him. There are no other life
Okeechobee News threatening issues, the de-
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A silver alert has been issued for an elder- Mr. Seafield left his home
ly Okeechobee man who has been reported on N.E. 65th Terrace in Fort
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Robert Frank Seafield left his home around 9 repaired. The truck has a
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Where's the outrage?
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the government and lending institutions to
stave off foreclosure? Why shouldn't these
people be made to pay the consequences
for their poor judgment? When my husband
and I purchased our home, we were care
ful to purchase only what we could afford.
Believe me, there are much larger, much
nicer homes that I would have loved to have
purchased. But, taking responsibility for my
behavior and my life, I went with the house
that we could afford, not the house that we
could not afford.

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and miracle! All of a sudden, your visibility
in front of your windscreen is perfectly clear,
as if there is no rain. Make sure you always
have a pair of sun glasses in your car, as you
are not only helping yourself to drive safely
with good vision, but also might save your
friend's life by giving him this idea.
SAlso a good tip for driving in the rain,
you can put some wax on your windshield.
Rub it on and let it dry and wipe it off just like
waxing the car. The water just rolls off the
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SNow that we are getting into the time
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is important to remember to turn on your
headlights to make it easier for other drivers
to see you. Any time you turn on your wind
shield wipers, also turn on your lights. If they
can see you, maybe they won't hit you.


School funding and teachers
Regarding the comment about the tax
amendment hurting the schools, I thought
the change in the homestead exemption --
and hence the reduction in property taxes
-did not apply to school taxes.
In response to comments about how
the teachers were told they would not be
rehired for the fall semester, each principal
was given specific instructions on what they
could say to the "non-renewed" teachers.
The school board chose to have teachers
terminated because they wanted to say that
no teachers were laid off in Okeechobee
County. What a shame! That the district
would chose to have each of those teach-
ers forever check on an application that they
have been terminated, instead of just saying
the truth. We all know that we are in hard
economic times.
From what I have heard and read,
there is a difference in not renewing annual
contracts vs. laying off staff when it comes
to the union contract. The board always
has the option to simply not renew an an-
nual contract. There is nothing the teachers
union can do about it. Teachers here more
than 3 years, on a continuing contract, have
more protection. Under normal conditions,
when the school officials don't renew an an-
nual contract, it is due to poor performance.
This year, it's because of the budget. If they
did not eliminate those positions now, and
had to lay off teachers next year, then they
would have to comply with the union con-
tract specifications regarding laying off staff.
I understand once they know how many
teachers are retiring at the end of the school
year, there may still be some positions open,
and the teachers whose contracts were not
renewed can still apply for any advertised
positions.
Okeechobee unfortunately is not im-
mune to the economy but in the grand
scheme of things the employees of the
school district want the superintendent and
her staff to be up front with them. We don't
like misinformation that has been given to
us and the public. Yes, it is bad enough the
economy is bad but the way this entire thing
has been handled has made it worse.
I can remember not so long ago when
schools were begging teachers to come
here to work because they had a teacher
shortage. Now they say they have too many.
I don't believe the school population has
shrunk that much.


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Tax on cigarettes
The feds hit us for 62 cent per pack ...
now the Florida State is going to get their
share. The Senate voted a bill in Friday, and
if enacted it will be another $1.25 per pack
and also $1 per ounce for roll your own and
smokeless. Apparently Governor Christ is
opposed to this bill ... and folks if you are
a smoker, dipper, or chewer, I highly sug-
gest you email Gov. Christ and tell him your
thoughts about this additional tax.
SHave you ever heard of smokes killing
someone on their way home? NO. The rea
son cigarettes kill more now is because of all
the preservatives they put in them for a lon-
ger shelf life. Now that they have taxed the
heck out of us smokers, guess what, a lot of
us will quit and where are they going to get
the money to pay for unemployment of the
tobacco workers, with the way the economy
is who can afford $30 for a carton?
SI would not complain a bit if they
would put this extra tax money in a fund, an
account of some sort, and if a smoker gets
lung cancer let them apply for financial as-
sistance to the fund; sorta like a sick leave
pool. That way smokers would be paying
for smokers. But no, they spend the monies
elsewhere and the uninsured smoker is still
be a burden on society.
Where are they going to get the tax
dollars they need if smoking declines? You
know they will want more and more. I think
teenagers are going to try something else.
Drinking is liable to increase. I hate fast food
so they can tax that and prepared junk food,
that should take care of obesity. Then may-
be the parents might start to cook healthy
meals at home and they can all sit down at
the table together. I know when mine were
home, if I took the time to cook every night
you can bet they had better be there to eat,
and they still eat healthy and aren't obese
and neither are we.
Well, when will they start going after
alcohol. J.D. Alexander and his bunch will
not push so hard -- if at all -- for higher taxes.
After all, the smokers behind the wheel of a
car have killed so many...


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Actually it's discrimination, taxing
smokers to pay for the shortfalls in the gov-
ernments budget. Smokers are being tar
geted, smokers are paying a sin tax just to
smoke. Why don't they tax people buying
lottery tickets?
Just think of the possibilities. Legalize
prostitution, marijuana and a whole host of
other sins. Trouble is, people involved in il-
legal activities aren't likely to legally pay their
taxes without trying to get out of it. Just think,
there is an entire underground of working
income that taxes are not paid on. As to the
smoking, I hope they don't decide to tax us
folks who get the smoke second hand, after
we've figured a way out of paying for them
already, (choke, choke).
Maybe they should tax alcohol, that
would also help with underage drinking,
due to the fact the kids won't be able to af-
ford it. Also, maybe putting a large tax on
video games would help with the weight
problem of our children. How many kids do
you know who play video games for hours
and never see the sun in a day or two. They
could tax fast food that would also stop a lot
of artery clogging problems.
Tax people buying lottery tickets? Mon-
ey spent on lottery tickets is already mostly
taxes. The lottery is a great government
scam as it gets people to voluntarily tax
themselves. Half the money goes to the jack-
pot and the state government keeps the rest.
Then when someone wins a jackpot and the
government pays out the winnings, they fed
eral government gets to tax that money.

Texans want to leave union
I heard about this on the news. As the
deadline for filing taxes passed last week,
and with the Obama administration's new
policy of social spending in full effect, the
great state of Texas brought up an interest
ing topic not readily discussed in US politics:
secession. As groups around the country
demonstrated and rebelled against new tax-
es in the form of 'tea parties', Texan voters
took it up another level by stating their inten-
tions to leave the US. In a recent Rasmussen
telephone poll, Texans voters said their state
had a right to secede (31 percent), while 18
percent would actually vote to secede.


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Okeechobee News


Don't borrow money for Community Calendar


storm emergency fund


Guest Commentary

By Ted Granger,
United Way of Florida
Recent news that a loosening credit mar
ket will allow the Florida Hurricane Catastro-
phe (CAT) Fund to borrow an additional $5
billion is not entirely good news. While this
shift in the market will assist the CAT Fund
in paying claims, it is important to remem-
ber that the borrowed money will need to
be repaid.
As one of thousands of nonprofits in Flor-
ida, we do not want the CAT Fund to borrow
money. United Way of Florida faces the same
fate all other Floridians who have a home,
business or automobile insurance policy do,
and will be taxed to pay the borrowed mon-
ey back. With the CAT Fund's $18.7 billion


shortfall in funding capacity, we fear the next
Hurricane Andrew or Hurricane Katrina will
drastically alter the way United Way and our
partner agencies function.
Instead of using CAT Fund dollars to
buy protection for those at risk, the state's
leaders decided to hope for the best and
gamble with our money-once again sub-
sidizing Floridians who reside in coastal ar-
eas. While we disagree with the decision to
gamble with the money needed to continue
services at charitable organizations such as
ours, we do support the continued efforts by
Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and legisla
tion backed by Senate and House leadership
aimed to restore a sense of financial stability
to Florida's economy and insurance market
by reducing the risk associated with the CAT
Fund.


Students compete in Spelling Bee
Twenty-five students from the elementary and middle schools from second
grade through eighth grade competed in the Okeechobee County Spelling
Bee on Friday, April 17. The Spelling Bee lasted for eight rounds with "gar-
gantuan" being the last word spelled correctly by Sierra Moore, a fourth
grade student from Central Elementary, who placed first. Emily Worth, sev-
enth grade student from Osceola Middle School, placed second and Jackie
O'Connor, eighth grade student at Yearling Middle School, placed third. The
County Spelling Bee was sponsored by The Okeechobee Educational Foun-
dation and Riverside National Bank (left to right) Tabitha Trent (Riverside
Bank), Sierra Moore, Emily Worth, Jackie O'Connor, and Linda Syfrett (Edu-
cational Foundation). Riverside National Bank presented savings bonds to
the three winners. Barbara James, Coordinator of Staff Development, pro-
nounced the words for the students. Spelling Bee judges were Linda Syfrett,
President of the Educational Foundation; Cathleen Blair, Director of Excep-
tional Student Education; and Joni Ard, Director of Student Services.


Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. 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 facilita-
tor For information, call 863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101
N.W Fifth Street, Okeechobee, (Behind NapaAuto
Parts) A.A. Grapevine Group Open Discussion at
6:30 p.m.; N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m.
*The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not
affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will
be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today
Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For informa-
tion call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Food will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at
6 p m. Public is welcome.

Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilt-
ing, 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.
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.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee, 101
N.W. Fifth Street, Okeechobee, (Behind Napa
Auto Parts) N.A. Sickest Of The Sick Group
Basic Text at 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
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m
until 1 p m atthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 SW Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed 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 informa-
tion, call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920, for information
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9 30 a m in the fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth
St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave. Everyone is in-
vited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-


April 22, 2009


tionships. The support groups meet at 6 p.m. For
information, call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean
Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-
763-0202
Grief Support Group for parents who have
lost a child will meet at 7 p.m. The group will meet
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at
863-763-2893 days, or 863-467-2480 evenings.
If you know of someone that might need this
group, please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes from 7 un-
til 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an
ill family member is welcome. The group is facili-
tated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday night
for a Basic Step Meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For
Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For in-
formation, call 863-634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Believers
Fellowship, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. at 7 p.m. For in-
formation call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Depending on Christ Depression Support
Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth
Thursday of each month out on Martin County
Grade. For information and directions please
contact Laura Lee at 772-597-0463.
Family History Center meets from 1 un-
til 5 p m at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed 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 informa-
tion, call The Family History Center at 863-763-
6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for spe-
cial appointments.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets
at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group
are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
800-932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. atthe Church
of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an
open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes
the public to their dance every Friday, from 7 un-
til 10 p m. at the Sebring Lions Club on Sebring
Parkway, one mile east of U.S. 27 in Sebring.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street
entrance) Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet
club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The
only requirement for membership is a desire to
stop eating compulsively. For more information
call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or 863-697-0206.




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Betty Sue Brane, 67
OKEECHOBEE Betty Sue Brane, died Satur-
day, April 18, 2009, in Raulerson Hospital. She
was 67.
Born Dec. 24, 1941 in Englewood, Tenn., she
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1998 and en-
joyed her children and
family.
She was preceded in death
by her parents, Olie and Eda
Hamby Cardin; and a sister,
Syvinna Viola Cardin.
She is survived by her chil-
dren, Kenneth Randolph Brane Ill, and Tracy
Lynn Brane, both of Okeechobee; grandchild,
Chloe M. Brane of Stuart; sisters, Retta Stevens
(Chuck) of Okeechobee, and Shirley Dean
Grooms (Roy) of Clewiston; brothers, Carl
Douglas Cardin (Deborah) of Tellico Plains,
Tenn., and Larry Lynn Cardin (Kay) of Clewis-
ton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 and services will be
11 a.m. Thursday, in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel with Pastor Reed Blumenfeld officiating.
Burial will follow in Port Myaca Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.

John William Holt Jr., 79
INDIANTOWN John William Holt Jr., of In-
diantown, died April 20, 2009, in Treasure Coast
Hospice. He was 79. -
Born Dec 15, 1929, in Pa-
hokee to John W Sr. and Ho- _-
sea Holt he was a rancher.
He had been a Martin County
Commissioner and a Con-
stable Deputy Sheriff. He at-
tended Indiantown Baptist
Church. He proudly served
our country in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Holt; son,
David Holt; daughter, Ruth Ann Holt; five grand-
daughters, Christal Lewis (Frank), Suzette Mur-
phy, Alyssa Holt, Tessa DelCampo and Laura
Lee Holt; grandson, lian Holt; five great-grand-
children, Austin and Morgan McCrea, Hannah
and Braxton Lewis and Thomas Valladeres; and
special friend, Kayla Farias.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel. Funeral service will be 2
p.m. Thursday at Bass Okeechobee Chapel with
Pastor Mickey Evans officiating. Burial will fol-
low at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, Inc. P.O.
Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL 32064 or to Indian-
town Baptist Church, 15451 SW 150th St., Indi-
antown, FL 34956.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at
www.bassokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL
34972.


James 'Sonny' Bailey
CENTERVILLE, Tenn. Sonny Bailey died
Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at his home in Ten-
nessee. He lost his battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 29, 1949, in Westville, Okla. He re-
sided in Tennessee since 1984. He also resided
in Okeechobee for many years before moving to
Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his father, moth-
er and a sister.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Marian;
two sons, James Bailey of Valdosta, Ga., and
David Bailey of Dickson, Tenn.; three daughters,
Cynthia (Jim) McKea of Valdosta, Ga., Jenny
(Lamar) Rodgers of Okeechobee, Fla., and Mor-
gan (Joshua) Hayes of Lyles, Tenn. He is also
survived by 14 grandchildren, four brothers, and
two sisters.
Services were held Friday, April 17, in Center-
ville, Tenn.

Gerhard 'Jerry' Gabrielsen, 82
OKEECHOBEE Gerhard "Jerry" Gabrielsen,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday, April 18, 2009, in
Hope Hospice of Cape Coral. He was 82.
Born Feb. 10, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had
served in the U.S. Navy and had been a resident
since 1978.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann
Gabrielsen.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Gabrielsen
of Okeechobee; sister, Grace Gabrielson of India
Atlantic; stepchildren, Perry Prescott Sr. (Lucy)
of Alva, Roy Prescott of Sherrills Ford, N.C., and
Levada Talley of Lake Placid; and numerous
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Thursday,
April 23 in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hope Hospice in Lee County.
All arrangements are under the direction ad
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.

Myrna Dodd, 74
OKEECHOBEE Myrna Dodd, died Friday,
April 17, 2009, in Raulerson Hospital. She was
74.
Born March 22, 1935 in
Brooklyn, N.Y., she had been
resident of Okeechobee for
the past 23 years, a Hospice
Volunteer and retired Educa-
tor.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Samuel H. Dodd of
Okeechobee; sons, David Huff of Vero Beach,
Fred Huff (Lisa) of Lady Lake, Daniel Huff of
Vero Beach, and Chris Dodd of Okeechobee;
daughters, Delana Worley (Ronnie) of Mars Hill,
N.C., LaDonna Elkins (Donald) of Ashville, N.C.,
Angela Smith of Erwin, Tenn., Cynthia Bryant,
Cecilia Briggs (Keith) all of Weaverville, N.C.,
and Revonda Bucingham (Brian) of Fletcher,
N.C.; sister, Frances Sulyok (Alek) of Leesburg;
brothers, Bruce Jeroslow (Carol) of Gunnison,
Colo., and Raymond Jeroslow (Bonnie) of Mia-
mi; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service was 4 p.m. Sunday, April
19, 2009 in the Buxton Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.


Community Events

Seminole Elementary School
hosts Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night is Friday, April 24 from
6 to 8 p.m. Family Fun Night is a fund raiser,
and the tickets cost .25 cents each. Parents
and students are invited to come to Semi-
nole and carnival booth games. They will
be serving pulled pork sandwiches, pizza,
drinks, cookies, and more.

OHS to show'Fine Art'
Okeechobee High School's Fine Arts
Show will be held Thursday, April 23, from
5-7:30 p.m. For a schedule of events please
visit Okeechobee High School's website at
www.okee.kl2.fl.us. There will be a Spa-
ghetti Dinner from 5-7 p.m. in the Cafeteria
benefitting both the Art and Drama Depart-
ments. Tickets are $5. Please come out and
see our student's hard work!

Adult softball deadline nears
The deadline to register for the Spring
Adult Softball League is Friday, April 24.
Team fees must be submitted to the Rec-
reation Department at the Sports Complex
(640 NW 27th Lane), before 5 p.m. Make
all checks payable to B.O.C.C. (for Board
of County Commissioners). Team fees are:
Men's $375 (+$25 ISA fee); Women's -
$325; Co-Ed $325. Initial rosters are due
Monday, May 4.

Education Foundation to host
fundraiser drama production
The Okeechobee Educational Foundation
is hosting the IRSC Traveling Drama Produc-
tion, "Technology of a Murder." The event
will take place on Friday, April 24, from 6:30-
8:15 p.m. in the Freshman Campus Audito-
rium. The mission of the program is to raise
funds for scholarships and mini-grants for
teachers. To date, the Foundation has taken
part in providing over $1 million dollars to
high school graduates for college and over
$30, 000 in mini-grants for teachers. Please
join us for a night of hilarious entertainment
while we raise funds for such a great cause.
Tickets are $20 per person and includes a
wide variety of specialty desserts. For more
information, please call 863-462-5000, ext
261.


Coalition for the hungry and
homeless to meet
The first official meeting of the Okeecho-
bee Coalition for the Hungry and the Home-
less (OCHH) will be held on Friday, April 24
at 10 a.m. at the USDA Service Center, 452
US Highway 98 N. (use the door on the south
side of the building.) You will hear about the
immediate future of the coalition and about
the disbursement of the Homeless Preven-
tion and Rapid Re-Housing program (HPRP)
monies. Meet other providers who serve
the area and help take part in shaping the
future of the coalition and the community. If
you have any questions call 772-332-8711 or
email lylefried@bellsouth.net.

Parks and Rec to host
'Baseball Competition'
The Parks & Recreation Department will
host an Aquafina Major League Baseball
Pitch, Hit & Run Competition on Saturday,
April 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sports
Complex Football Field. Participation is free
and open to youth ages 7-14, split in four
age groups. Age is determined as of July 17.
Competitors have the chance to advance
through four levels of competition, includ-
ing Team Championships at Major League
ballparks and the National Finals at the 2009
MLB All-Star Game. For questions regarding
this event, please contact the Recreation De-
partment at 863-763-6950.


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Sea cadet summer camp accepting applications


The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice Marine Unit will again sponsor water
safety oriented summer "day camps," for
Okeechobee County boys and girls, ages 8
through 12 years old.
The camps are four days long, from 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Kids will be under
direct supervision at all times by Sheriff's
Office personnel and selected senior Naval
cadets from the NSW-Trident program.
There are four camps scheduled.
Camp #1, Monday, 29 June through
Thursday, 2 July;
Camp #2, Monday, 6 July through
Thursday, 9 July;
Camp #3, Monday, 13 July through
Thursday, 16 July;
Camp #4, Monday, 20 July through
Thursday, 23 July;

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 De
apartment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Debra Janeen Serrano, 38, N.E. Fourth
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by
Detective WH. Hill from the Florida Depart
ment of Financial Services Fraud Division
on a charge of failure to secure worker's
compensation insurance. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
Emanuel L. Dunn, 23, N.W 84th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by Dep-
uty Sgt. J. Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand theft. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Rebecca Bolden, 19, S.E. Ebtide, Stuart,
was arrested April 15 by DOC's Mack Jonas
saint on a charge of violation of community
control accessory after the fact. She is be-
ing held without bond.
William Ihle, 29, N.W 30th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 15 by Deputy Sgt. J.
Royal on a Martin County warrant charging
him with amended violation of probation -
driving while license suspended/revoked/
canceled. He is being held without bond.
William M. Ginane, 19, S.E. 66th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by Dep



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The camps are $35 per participant. This
fee is for their Navy SEAL T-shirt, their ball
cap from the Navy's UDT-SEAL Museum,
and their lunches and snacks for the four
days.
During the camps, the kids will have the
opportunity to complete the Florida Safe
Boating Course; learn about basic boat safe
ty and equipment; go for rides on the river
and the Lake in the Marine Unit's Search and
Rescue boats; receive basic "drown proof
ing" at the Okeechobee County Pool; receive
an ocean water safety & swimming orienta-
tion at the beach in Fort Pierce; go for rides
in the Navy SEAL Zodiac inflatable boats;
and tour the US Navy's UDT-SEAL Museum.
The camps usually fill up quickly, so if
you are interested in this unique opportunity
for an educational summer activity for your


uty Sgt. J. Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $1,500.
Manuel Solis, 31, S.E. 38th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Dep-
uty Sgt. J. Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation -driving under the influence with
damage to person or property. He is being
held without bond.
Christopher Aaron Cook, 22, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested April 16
by Deputy Yamil Astacio on an Okeechobee


child, call 863-357-1600. The Sheriff's Office
will send you the application forms. You can
also contact the Marine unit and receive the
application by email. For an "e-application"
send an email to ocsosheriff @embarqmail.
cor NOTE: First come, First Serve!
This special summer program is spon-
sored by the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit
and the Sheriff's NSW-Trident Sea Cadet
program, and is supported by Okeechobee
County Parks & Recreation, and the Navy
UDT-SEAL Museum Association. Funding
support is provided by the Children's Ser-
vices Council of Okeechobee County, the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office and the
United States Department of Justice Local
JAG Direct Grant via Florida Department of
Law Enforcement.


County warrant charging him with violation
of probation shooting/throwing a deadly
missile. He is being held without bond.
Kenneth William Jarvis, 49, S.E. 34th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by
Deputy G. Popovich on a charge of solicit-
ing the sale or delivery of cocaine. He was
released on his own recognizance.
This column lists arrests and not convict
tions, 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.


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By Charles M. Murphy Okeechobee held a 2-0 lead after a safe-
Okeechobee News ty in the third quarter. Chaqueisha Silvers
The Okeechobee girl's flag football team stopped La'Juanie Carter in the end zone to
played an inspired defensive game Monday give Okeechobee the lead.
but fell to Pahokee due to two late touch- Unfortunately Pahokee responded with
downs, 122 two late touchdown drives. Shanika Small
Laquoisha Wright grabbed a three yard found Wright with a three yard touchdown
touchdown in the third quarter and a 10 yard pass for the first touchdown, and then
touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the Wright caught a ball that was deflected by
a Brahman defender in the end zone for the
Lady Blue Devils, (3-4) to a playoff berth, second score.
"It felt good. It was a win and a victory. I Okeehobees offense couldn't ge much
was kind of determined. We deserve to go
to the playoffs because we've worked hard," going in the game. They were two for five
she aidr on third down conversions and had only


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four first downs in the game. QB Meaghan had caught the ball in their hands. That's in
Thomas completed 11-31 passes for 54 yards experience. As we go along and get more
but threw two costly interceptions. Lois Bil- experience, I think we will get better."
lie caught four passes for 12 yards. Billie Jo On defense, Morgan Crawford had a
Freeman caught three passes for 19 yards. first half interception for Okeechobee. Sil-
Silvers rushed five times for 16 yards. Emily vers had two flags including the safety. Jas
Pickering caught three passes for 22 yards mine Mendoza had a sack and five flags for
and Nancy Mauteshek caught one pass for Okeechobee.
seven yards for Okeechobee, (0-5). For Pahokee, Small was (4-21) for 42
Okeechobee had their chances to score yards. Sonia Hernandez was (3-4) for 41
as twice Pahokee gave the Brahmans a first yards. Small also caught two passes for
and goal inside their 20 yard line. Both op- 32 yards and rushed 13 times for 21 yards.
portunities were set up by poor snaps on Wright caught five balls for 50 yards.
punts.
In the first opportunity late in the first half
Okeechobee completed a short pass to Bil
lie but she was tackled after a short game.
Thomas couldn't find anyone open on first
and third down and her fourth down pass
was batted down by Wright in the end
zone.
On the second opportunity, Okeecho-
bee took over at the Pahokee 14 yard line.
Thomas hit Freeman for a six yard gain on
first down. Thomas threw incomplete on
second and third down and on fourth down
Silvers was stopped two yards short of the
end zone by Wright.
Coach Heather Johnson said she thinks
the Brahmans are headed in the right direc-
tion, "We are inexperienced. Most of our
players are first year players. We've also had
a lot of injuries this year."
Johnson said her team had a number of


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Jo Freeman, and Jasmine Mendoza. take advantage of those openings, "We Meaghan Thomas completed 11 pass-
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Brahmans back on the winning track in baseball

By Charles M. Murphy was on the ball. Glades Day is decent team, 1-2 with an RBI single. Brice Buckner went "We put pressure on them and they kind
Okeechobee News it was only a 1-0 game in the sixth inning," 1-4. of folded in a couple of situations. We had
Jonathan Crawford tossed a three hit Brahmans Coach Dylan Tedders said. "They actually gave us three runs due to good pitching. This is how we are going
onaan rawor tossed three i Okeechobee lost to Glades Day 9-7 in errors and mistakes. A passed ball led to a to win games with good pitching, and by
shutout and struck out 13 Glades Day Gators Okeechobee earlier in the year. They did de- run and a fielding error led to another run. scratching out a couple of runs," he noted.
as Okeechobee High School(13-9) got back feat the Gators in the Brahmans pre-season We then ran a double steal with men on first Tedders predicted his team will be ready
on the winning track with a 4-0 win in Belle classic. and third and they messed that up to give us when the district tournament begins next
Glade Monday afternoon in boys baseball Okeechobee again struggled at the plate another run," Tedders added, week. "These guys will step it up when the
action. as they were held to five singles by Clint Coach Tedders said his team looked lost money is on the line. If we don't we'll be
Crawford dominated the Gators on a Johnson. They were able to get runs due to at the plate at times and he has preached to done. They will be prepared. It will be a mat-
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extra base hit and had good control. plays. Adam Tewksbury had three hits and plate. He noted it's getting late for his hitters Tonight the Brahmans host Fort Pierce
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By Chauna Aguilar Chest, both donated dresses. The Shoe
Okeechobee News Box donated a box full of dress shoes and
As the date of the high school prom offered to dye shoes to match the girl's cho-
nears, parents and other caregivers of stu- sen dress for only $5.
dents are getting their last minute prepa- Carol Bryant was on hand at the
rations together for the big event. Girls Okeechobee High School as the school
,i.;. .,11,, I,, ,- .. ... stume coordinator. Prom Dress Rescue's master
. .. II a II. ... ... .. With seamstress Linda Bohannon made sure
all the items involved, the costs add up that the dresses fit the girls just right for
quickly. In the current economy, some girls their special night.
do not have the funds available to attend The first two years of the program, they
prom, even without all the extras. were able to help a total of about 60 girls.
In response to concerns heard from her This year, 38 girls will be dressed for their
owne daughter's high schol age friend, prom night thanks to Prom Dress Rescue.
three years ago Pam Chesley decided to or-
ganize a "prom dress rescue" to help girls For more information about the pro-
r,-. i,, ,.., ,1,.,, ..,-. i, r ,,, gram contact Pam Chesley at 863-946-2736
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The dresses are free for the students to ward to helping more girls next year as this
use. Donations from the community were project continues to grow.
outstanding with 45 dresses donated this Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum
year. Two consignment shops, Chloe's at www.newszap.com. Reporter ChaunaAgul-
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Places of

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"The rainbow is a reminder of God's prom-
ise to men that He would not destroy the earth
with water again. He said men's hearts were
wicked and that's surely true. All since Adam
had sinned and penalty was due. But God for
mans' redemption from Heaven sent His Son.
As all sinners are from Adam, so salvation is by
One. Yes, it's hard to understand, Christ would
die for sinful man. But this was the only way.
T'was God's own wonderful plan." From "The
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classes will be presented 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, is having its second series of growth groups
on Wednesday evenings. Some of the same top-
ics will be offered as previously, such as grief
support, health and nutrition, and debt elimina-
tion. New topics are "Prayer and Fasting" and
"Growing in Christ." There are a total of 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.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, is conducting a study of Max Lucado's
book "Just Like Jesus" Thursdays, at 6:30 p.m.
The study is led by John Simms in the confer-
ence room.
A study of Max Lucado's book "In the Grip
of Grace" meets each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the
fellowship hall and is led by Ed Van Deman. This


summer the church is participating in the Fl/GA
District Summer Event, July 26- Aug. 1. They
will be helping the community of Eustis, which
was damaged by Tropical Storm Faye last fall.
The event is open to high school and college
level and adults.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd
St., is hosting its 14th Annual Golf Tournament
on Saturday, May 16 at the Okeechobee Golf&
Country club, The cost is $45 which includes the
green fee, cart and a barbecue lunch. You may
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Dalton Pickering wanted to do a school
science fair project that was not only "cool,"
but could affect the entire community.
So after doing some research with his
mom, Cari, the Osceola Middle School fifth
grader found just the right project.
Dalton, 11, took 25 white index cards and
separated them into a group of 13 and an-
other group of 12. On each of the 13 cards
he then fastened pieces of candy of different
sizes, shapes and colors. On the remaining
cards, he fastened prescription medicines of
different sizes, shapes and colors.
His project: see if children, and adults,
could tell the difference between the candy
and the medicines.
"He wanted to do something on DNA, but
that was extremely difficult," said Dalton's
mother. "We've not seen this in Okeecho-
bee yet, and we thought this would be re-
ally cool. It's interesting to do something like
this."
She went on to say it's also a good way to
educate children.
"Many pharmaceutical companies are
making their pills bright in color and this at
tracts kids because they think they're candy,"
Mrs. Pickering said.
To jump start his project, Dalton and his
mother took the cards to the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office where four detectives
tried to tell the difference between the candy
and the prescription meds.
On average, the OCSO detectives missed
four.
Among the candies used were M&Ms,
Sweet Tarts, Skittles, Mike & Ike's and Good
and Plenty. Some of the medicines used were
anti-inflammatory pills, along with antibiot-
ics, a potassium pill, an oxycontin placebo,
an anti-psychotic and a mineral pill.
Mrs. Pickering said about half of the
prescription medications were provided by
Steve Nelson, owner of Okeechobee Dis-
count Drugs.
Each pill and each piece of candy was
mounted onto its own card with shellac so
that it would not come off.
Next, Dalton and his mom took the cards
to the Rock Solid Christian Academy (RSCA)
Tuesday, April 14, to see how 12 kindergar
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"We thought this would be a very educa-
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The results: of the 13 candies, 12 were
thought to be medicines; and, of the 12
medicines, nine were thought to be candy.
Among the medicines, there were three
capsules and none of the children mistook
them for candy-even though one was
green and blue, another was red and the
third capsule was turquoise.
As of Thursday, April 16, Mrs. Pickering
said 12 adults had taken her son's test and,
on average, missed 4.5.
Dalton will next test his fellow OMS fifth-
grade students, even though he won't be
able to handle the cards. So, his mom will
have to do that for him.
OMS Principal Theda Bass said it boils
down to a safety issue.
"Originally, we wanted him to do it in pic
ture form but his mom didn't think it would
be as effective so a supervising adult will be
in possession of the pills," she said. "And
once Dalton finishes his research he will
give us some background and we'll remind
children of what to do."
Ken Kenworthy, assistant superintendent
of schools, said Dalton cannot have the pills
in his possession because that would violate
the school district's code of conduct. Also,
when it comes time to display his project
and findings, Dalton will not be able to dis-
play the actual pills. Instead, he will have to
display photos of the pills.
"There are several times when the boards
are left unattended," explained Mr. Kenwor-
thy. "The better thing to do would be take a
picture."
Mr. Kenworthy also echoed Mrs. Bass'
thoughts on how Dalton's project would
be a "great learning tool for the kids" and
would provide a follow up lesson for the
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Dalton Pickering (left, facing) and his mother Cari (right, facing) spent time at
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Little things lead to Lady Brahmans victory


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahmans softball squad got
ready for district play on a positive note as
they rallied to defeat South Fork, 3-2, on Fri-
day night in their final home game of the
year.
A simple play, a sacrifice, was the key
play in a two-run rally in the bottom of the
seventh inning that gave Okeechobee the
victory.
Ashtyn Brown came to the plate after a
single by Taylor Kinman and a walk to Nao-
mi Stevens with one thing in mind, get the
bunt down.
Coach Kim Hargraves said she knew that
Brown could get the job done. "She pushed
it toward the second basemen who was
cheating a little bit and that's money ball
right there, your going to make things hap-
pen," she said.
Brown said the team didn't get down af-
ter Kira Wickes hit a homerun in the top of
the seventh to give the Bulldogs (10-8) the
lead. "I knew we could do it. I'm really, re-
ally excited. I knew I was bunting and I just


hoped I'd get a perfect pitch to execute," she
added.
Kinman and Stevens scored when the
second basemen bobbled the bunt and
threw it away. When the 1B also struggled
in picking up the ball, both runners scored.
Brown, whose Dad Russ attended and
played baseball for the University of Florida,
has done a great job playing shortstop in the
past few weeks. Regular shortstop Naomi
Stevens has had some arm woes and Brown
has filled in. She noted her father has taught
her almost everything she knows about soft
ball. "He's a great coach, she said. "I feel it's
awesome that he played for the Gators and I
look up to him for that."
Ashley Moraco added a solo homerun for
South Fork. Okeechobee, (13-8) had only
four hits on the night. They did sweep the
season series with the Lady Bulldogs as they
defeated South Fork on the road, 11-0, on
February 17.
The Lady Brahmans opened district play
Tuesday night at Jensen Beach against Fort
Pierce Westwood. If they were victorious,
the girls will move on to play long time rival
Jensen Beach.


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Softball Champs
The Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Softball League
Champs are the Lunkers, including: Gene Thomas,
Russ Brown, Robert Coleman, Brandon Storey, Cody
Storey, Brad Gibson, Marvin Plummer, Eric Lodge, Bri-
an Hagan, Heath Wipple, Jimmy Mills, Eric Kendall and
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Coach Hargraves said she felt the team
was ready for district play despite some inju-
ries and some illnesses. "I think were round-
ing into form. We'll be ready to play."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Friday youth softball players were
welcomed to stand on the field with
Brahman players before the first pitch.
Madison Hargraves (left) stands with
Brahman pitcher Sam Harrell.


Softball runners-up
The Ridge Runner Airboats Team was the runner-up in
the Okeechobee Parks and Recreation Adult Softball
League. The team includes Garrett Madrigal, Lonnie Pry-
or, Nate Pollard, Curtis Everett, Kareem Jones, Charles
Pryor Jr., Mike Minondo, C.J. Tullio Daniel, Lashawn Mill-
er, Chris, Ethan Hales, Leland Schoonmaker and Camille
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BIRD CAGE Great shape
L 4rge 4 130"x72'. New
S1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394-4903
CAT Playful adult male.
Neutered & declawed.
Good w/ non-agressive
dogsf but not cats. $0.
(239)209-6153
FREE KITTENS Free Kit-
tens to good homes Calli-
C/ Tiger Striped mix. $0.
(863)634-1207
GERMAN SHEPHERD Full
Blooded free to good
home. Call for details. $0.
863)697-1702
863)467-0566
KITeENS!! Black/White
Female Black Male Lov-
mg/Adorable! Okeechobee
$0. (863)634-0567
PUPPIES Border Collie
puppesld, 4 mos old.
(863)610-7824
REPTILE CAGE wooden
cage with front glass
doors, on movable frame.
offer (863)824-2213
SHIM TZU PUPS blkwh, 2
emales, 1 male, 10 ks, all
shots, No papers, $350F,
$300M 863)697-8256
Yorkshire Terriers, 9
weeks old, registered, 1
female, 1 male, Good
Home Only $500 each
(863)634-80698



PENTAX K1000 with
50mm lens, $99.
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OVAL BATHTUB Like new
with fixtures white 60" X
36" $125. (A3)824-0145



POOL FILTER for swimn-
ming pool, Haywood 120
with cartridges $55/or best
offer. (863)674-0281
POOL PUMP inground
pool pump good condition
was off the church pool
$250. (863)610-0521


BIG SCREEN TV 61" Ze- RIDING MOWER Sim-
nlh/lnteq. All the books & plicity, 42" cut. Manual in-
remote $500 clouded. $325 (863)675-7080
(863)634-2790 anytime


CONSOLE T Good work-
ing condition. Please call if
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



BALDOR GENERATOR -
6000 watt $995 & GENER
AL Generator 7550 watt
$495, used few times
(863)467-9800
MK100 DIAMOND Wet
Saw Tile saw with stand.
2yrs old Great shape. $325.
(863)824-0145
TOOLBOX DIAMOND
PLATE UWS BRAND SIDE-
MNT LOCKS W/ KEY
(863)381-6488



Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
(863)634-2790 anytime
HUGE (2) Containers full of
Fl Blocks with instruction
booklet. $25 Call
(863)467-6799 Leave msg.



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SPRING TOOTH 3 Point
Harrow heavy duty $200
(863)610-2206


SEWING MACHINE Ric MINIATURE DONKEY Sack -
car Model 5900 plus 11 months old.loves peo-
drawer oan leaf sewing pie, ver wllin?.UTD no
table $35 (239)936-0747 shots (863357-1945


VC SURROUND Sound Re-
ceiver Dolby Pro Logic.
100 watts/channel. Remote
control. Instruction book.
$30. (863)763-0201
SURROUND SOUND Sys-
tem, Techwood, tall speak-
er, 5 disc player. All books
remotes $700
(863)634-2790 anytime
US-AMPS 2 Channel System
"Competition Style" Good
Cond. Sounds Great. $250.
(863)381-6488


BIRD DETERRENT Nettin
9 rolls each 17x 150'
long. Brand new. Located
In LaBelle. $500/or best of-
fer. (954)816-6159
FORD TRACTOR 2810 -
2810 FORD TRACTOR
LOADER DIESEL 3 FOINT
HITCH PTO CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWISTON
AREA $3800/or best offer.
(305)370-5647
HUSKY DUMP Lawn cart
10 Cu. Ft. $55
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BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APS- n Town,
2br/2ba, W&D, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR.
Only $750 month includes
water. Pets okay upo ap-
proval. Call 561-255-4377
OKEECHOBEE: 1BR in
town, $725/mo, utils incl'd,
no pet, smoke-free env.
1st &sec. (863)610-0861




OKEECHOBEE TRI-PLEX
clean, 2 BR, 2 BA W/D
hook-up, patio, privacy
fence, no pets $600 mo.,
1st last + $500 sec. dep.,
free garbage and lawn
main. (417)4-3424 or
(417)848-6360



BASSWOOD Newer 3/2/1,
W&D hookup, big yard,
$1000 mo, Fstlast & sec
Avail 6/1/09
(863)697-2795
BLUE HERON 4BR, 2BA.
Lease wi option to b
$1700 mo. Call
(863)634-7722
COZY COTTAGE 1/1, on the
water. Furnished w/Dock,
utils., Satellite. Very clean.
$700/mo 863-467-1950
FT DRUM 1/1 on eight
acres, new cabinets and
carpet $600 month & $400
deposit. (912) 224-4658 or
(734) 637-2697

House on Water 4128 SE
27th St., Okeechobee,
IBR/1BA, 10x20 screened
orch, dock, storage hed,
775 mo. + (500 sec. dep.
& until. (561)714-4050
KINGS BAY 2BR, 2BA, 2
Car garage. Lease with op-
tion to buy. $1000 mo. Call
(863)634-7722
LEAVE THE CITY ve in
the country! 3/2 Share 20
acres. Horses welcome!
Call BuZa (772)201-8230
OKEE 2/1, clean fur-
nished, carpeting, new a/c,
enclosed porch, W/D. Shed,
$800/mo inclds water. Call
(786)201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/1BA
Duplex, DW. W&D Hookup,
central a/c & heat. $750 mo.
+ $500 sec. (863)763-4414
OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
great neighborhood, tile
throughout, $1195/mo, 1st &
sec move in (561)248-3888
or (863)599-0156
Rent to own or sell 3/1 CBS
new oof newly renovated
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SW SECTION 2/2
Fenced, W/D, $725. Mo,
$1600 to move in 907 SW
2nd Ave (863)634-0512

TREASURE ISLAND 3/2
mob. home, exc cond., wa-
terfront, lake access, part.
f May pay weekly,
$850/mo 61)202-03



PROFESSIONAL COUPLE
NEEDS HOME FOR RENT
3/2/2, with pool, 1 pet, n
Okeechobee. We have refs
(863)484-2492



MALE/FEMALE to live in a
clean beautiful home, w/d,
cable, full home accomoda-
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OAK PARK 3/1 CBS on db
lot, Many upgrades, beauti-
fully landscaped. $99,000
(863)697-8058

Orange Blossom Ranches -
$99,900. 3/2 on dbl ot,
built in 2000, excellent
cond. Call Steve
(863)801-1739




WAREHOUSE FOR RENT
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BEST VALUE IN TOWN!
For Rent: 2/ apartment
Unit newly remodeled. Locat-
ed 12 miles north of Okee-
chobee on Equestian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included. No
etsl $495 Move in special.
M-F (863)467-2982

BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl.
Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Ar.
$500 mo. 3 BR, 2 BA,
C/Ar. $600 o. NO pets.
(863)763-4031

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

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, Iba
with large bck prch &
front porc on large scenic,
wooded fenced lot. $800
o. Also a 1 br, Iba 500
mo. Call 863-634-3451



3 and 4 bedroom mobile
homes beginning at
$39,900. All inventory be-
ing sold at near cost Call
(863) 673-4325
Bank Repo. Very large 4 br
home. $47,900 indudes
setup and a/c. Call
(863)673-4325
BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DEW DROP INN 2/1 Full
Furnished SWMH w/ FL
room on rented lot $5000
OBO (863)634-4816
DEW DROP INN nice 14 x
48 mob home w/ Fla room,
8761 Hwy 78W #17, Call
(618)384-6240
Factory repo. Home must
be sold. Looking or a deal
on a new mobile home.
his is t, call 863-673-4325
Going out of business sale.
Factory has closed 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 $32,900 Must be
moved. Delive & Set-up
Avail. Paul (863)990-4301
PARK MODEL -35' Trailer,
Come see, Make offer Fi-
jan RV Park, 6500 Hwy 441
SElot 20. 0kee.
(304)690-6112
Used doublewide, largest
mobile home available.
32x80, 4br/2ba with fire-
place. Only $45,900 on
yourlt. ash does talk.
Setup and a/c included.
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CAROLINA SKIFF 2001 -
Call for more info!
$2000/or best offer.
(904)449-0952
MEYERS 12' ALUM ROW
BOAT asking $200
(863)675-7080
TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 f & 14 ft with
trailers 900 for both or
will separate.
(863)763-4700



FORETRAVEL RV 1983 -
454 Runs, Older very nice
liveable, needs Some work.
Trade Poss. $3000.
(772)360-9651


GULFSTREAM 31 FT 205
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




CARRIGE 1992 40 foot
5th wheel nice shape
everything works 4999.
(863)967-1493



YAMAHA VX1100B-F 2007
- good condition 3 sweater
110 horsepower $5000/or
best offer (713)253-7326
(832)878-4268




CAPTIANS chair with arms
& pedestal. Also a boat an-
cor $145 or will separate
(863) 57-7936




V-DRVE BOAT Trailer up
to 8'dual axle, good tires,
new springs Ortona $300.
(305)394-1906



Honda Shadow 2007,
750C. Excellent condition
$5,000 OBO 239-839-4883
LaBelle
HONDA SHADOW 750 -
2005 Very Low miles, Great
condition $4000
(863)763-8847
KAWSAKI VULCAN LTD
2002 STREET-RUNS
GREAT! 80mpg NICE RIDE
$1700. (864)357-1739
SUZUKI 2001 GZ250 -
2002 Intruder Both Red,
low miles, 94000 for both
Call (863)697-3656




CLUB CAR Select Recod.
Lifted, Alu.Box, new Batter-
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
hirs' $3500. (904)449-0952
SUPERMACH KCG-110
2008 lOCC/WITH RE-
VERSE, $800/frm.
(863)763-4681
THOR Select 2 atv hel-
mets size 34 means motor-
cycle pants $100/will sep.
(239)851-5675
VW SANDRAIL BUGGY Se-
lect manual trans, w/ ti-
tle, extra set of back tires
$600. (863)673-0057
(863)673-2558


FORD F350 12 Pass Van,
FORD RIMS "NEW" F-150 A/C, Front & Rear, Runs &
6 LUG 18" ALUM. $350/or Looks Great $2995 OBO
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DODGE 1985 looking to
buy-we need a motor
dodge 360 1985-1992 out
of a van or pick-up $500.
(863)983-2809
FORD MUSTANG 1988
Runs great, cold a/c all
original, 4 cyl, auto $1000
FIRM (863)4842128
FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
As is, not running, interior
god $600 or best offer
(863)634-3200
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
little work no air condition
or radio $1000/firm.
(561)261-5766
LEXUS ES 300 1995,
Leather interior, 128k
miles, ONLY $1800
(863)697-2557



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



JEEP WRANGLER 1989 -
must sell! v6, 5 spd, CD
ply, custom bumpers, ar
ago kept lifted $5000.
(863)6342131
OTHER SAMURI 1986 -
350eng, 21.5x16.1, auto-
matic, wench, w/ title
$56000 (863)673-0057
(86)73-2558



GOLF CART Selet gas
powered, new turf tres, 10
inch lift, sunroof, runs
great like new condition.
call I'll e-mail a picture.
$2400. (561)793-4755
(561)662-8279
GOLF CART CLUB CAR 1
elec $1350, 1 Gas $1850,
both excelled codion
(863)467-2824



DODE DUMP TRUCK
D350 1985 1985
DODGE D350O DUALLY
DUMP BODY RUNS
GOOD V5- 4SPT
1,80000 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
refrigerate box. $3000/or
best offer. (239)867-4341
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ALUM STEPS (4) for 4dr.
Truck CARR mfg. great
shape $75/or best offer.
(863)697-0136
CENTER LINE wheels 15 x
8', 5 lug, fits Ford or
Dodge $125.
(239)62-1564
CHEVY 350 300hp fresh
rebuild all new internal
parts $2000/or best offer.
(863)697-0136
DODGE TRUCK
1980-1993 L- R Fenders.
God shape $150
(863)430-6907
NERF BARS Chrome, will
fit 04 F-150 Crew Cab
$100. (239)462-1564
PANASONIC CD Changer/
Player 9906 VW. Glf.
Magaznes & ig tail inc.
$25/frm. (863)35 7-03
STEP RAILS for a Ford
F250 Pickup Truck ol-
ishd stainless steel; good
condition $150.
(863)634-5759
TRANSMISSION 2003
K1500 Automatic w/rebuilt
conv. $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION 2005
Frontwheel Drive GM
4T65E $500/or best offer.
(863)801-5687
TRANSMISSION AXOD
transmission for a 3.0Liter
250/neg. (863)228-5789
(863)228-6766



CHEVY 1978 CIO T.
w/454 engine, rum good
$2800/neg. (863)4417-0060
CHEVY PICKUP 1500
1989 V8 full size w/ 8'
bed extra cab runs great
$2500/or best offer.
(863)673-2250
FORD F150 CUSTOM
1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
tailgate. Ong 302 w/ '84
AOD. $950/neg.
(863)342-4220
FORD P150 1999, Auto,
a/c, long bed, v6, good
cord. $1,950
(812)989-3022
FORD F350 1993 4 Door
Dually, 7.3 Turbo diesel.
Runs god. Must sell.
$2800 (863)675-2243



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



HEAVY DUTY 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 trail-
er good shape $750.
(863)467-7123




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IN THE RCT COURT
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OFTHE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09 CA 71
BAYNEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC

3176 HWY 710 E, LLC; B ImEW
LOAN SERVICING, LC, WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WH AN GRANT-
AES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALLOTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING Y THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)


Note Is hereby gIen tat uru-
ant to a Fi Summary Judgment of
Foredoure eered Apnl B 2009 in
he abovstyled au, in te Ciit
Cort of Okechobee Count, Fori-
da, I wcl sell e property suate in
OeeRhobtee County, Fonda, der
hnbedas:
ROM THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP
17 SO RANGE 35 EAST,
RUN NORTH ALONG THE SEC-
TION lINE A DISTANCE OF
197 FEET FOR A POIN OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 56 DEGREES S6 MMN-
UTES WEST A DISTANCE OF
1E4.S FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN NORTH AND
PARALLEL TO THE EAST BON-
DARY OF SAID SECTION 14 A
DISTANCE OF 320 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT
OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD
710 FEET THENCE SOUTH-
EASTERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
17S.6S FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST BOUNDARy OF SAID
SECTION 14; THENCE RUN
SOUTm ALONG SAID SECTION
LINE A DISTANCE OF 136.47
FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING.
SAID LANDS LYING IN AND
COMPRISING A PART OF
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14,
T a i O r SN I ON U1
iSHI 37 OSON, RANGE
35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA.
A/K/A 31I6 Nwy. 710 Er ONe-
diohe X F uL 34974
at pulWic e, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, n the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Oeedobee
County udieal Center, 312 NW 3rd
SMe, 2nd PRa Site 257 Okee-
choa3e, FL 34972 at 11:00 o k,
A,M, on May 13, 2009.
DATED this 8th day of April, 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplu from the sale, W any,
other than Me pmprt o% asf
the date of the li pendant must
file a clalm wthn 60 days after the
sale,
Wtne my hand and seal of ths
curt n the 16th day of Aprl, 209.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By'/S/ Sandra L OCeech
Deputy Clrk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS W'T
DISABILTIES ACT OF 1990: In
aondance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990,
peo needing a special a-
tis prceedina shouldctact
Court adinrti n later


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IN TE RCUIT COU RT OF THE
19TH JUDIIAL CIRCUTr, IN
AND FROR OEECOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: n47-20-CA-OM478
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC.,
Plamntff
DANA SEWEL A/K/A DAN MARIE
ELL UNKNOWN SPOUSE
DANA SEWEU EA UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DANA MARIA SEWELL
JOHN DOE, JANE OE AS UN
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
suant to a Final Judnent of Foeo-
sue dated the 2nd day of March,
2009, and entered in Case No.
47-08-CA-00047 of the rOult



ANK/A DANA MARIE WELL; UN-

MARIE SEWELL JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN
PROPERTY are defendants, I will sell
to the h 1hes and bet bidder for
cash at He OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREO., JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11 am on the
6th day of May, 200, the ollo ing
ddribed property C oet forth in
said Final udgnent, to wIt'
uOT NORTH LAKE COUNTRY
STATES, UNIT NO. E, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
MTEREOF RECORDED EIN LAT
dBOOK PAGE 86, PUBIC
RECORD OF OF EECHOBEE
COUNTY, COTY O OOKEECHO-
BEE AND STATE OF FLORIDA.







Mth acl ifes t 1000
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPBY OWNER lAS OF THE IDAE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTR THE
SALE.
In acodance with the Amerit ns
wih Dsablbes At of 1990 (ADA),
Disabled perns who, becae of
their dsbllls need special aR m-
modatn parpate n th pro
ceed should contact not later than
nsven 7) days por to the pc d-
ing Court A 2mnl4ran at 250 NW
Couy Club Dr. Port St LuCIe, FL
349b9. Phone 772-807-4370O
1-800-9S-877I (hearing mpard)
or 1-800-95-8770 (voie impaired)
Dated this 5t day of Marh, 2009.
Sharon Roheron
Clerk of The Crcut Court
By: /S/ Sandra L Cree
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C, Watson
1800 NW h Street Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale Florida 3309
Telephone, (954453-0365
FaRcsmle: (954)71-6052
Toll Fre' 1-800-44 -2438
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Not. is hereby given that the
Okeechobee Uilty Autorty m-
tends to apply for a Wastewater
Loan!Grant from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agrulture, Rural Ulites
Sece for the design and con
struion of the Treaure Island
Vacuum Sewer Cole ion System.
The project s intended to remove
sp.c tans and package waste-
water treabnent plants ar the
north shore of Lake Okeechohee
and to replace these wth a publ-
owed .llechen stm, as
part of the effort to Imprethe
water quality of Lake Okeechobe

shouldbe directed to the OkN -
hobee Utity Authority, 100 SW
5th Avenue, Okhobee, FL
34974, or by telephone during the
hours of 8 AM and 5 week-
days, Telephone (863763-9460,
318204 ON 4/19,22,2!/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT LCOUT OF FE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNY
FLORIDA
CASE NO.2008CA653

BANK ASSOCIoATON, FLEA, A FED-
ERALLY CHARTERED INSTRUMEN-
TALIT,
VS.
CAVELLC BURKE
Defendants
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pu ruant a SUl ry FInl Judg-
ment of Foredosu entered m T
above styrled cause now pendrg m
raid Court that I wl ell to the hh-


Jury Assembly RomN, 2nd Roor, 312
Neh 3rd Sreet Okeechobee Floenda
at 1L: 0 am on May L3, 209, the
folowig described real property
Lot 28, of Oat of Sundance Tral
Ranch, as recorded in Flat Book 7,
Page 69, Publc ReoiS of Okeo-
bee County, Flonrida.

ANY PERSON CLAdaNG AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF AN, I O OTHER THAN THE
PROPERly OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE
Dated Apnl 15, 2009
Cler
By: Sanda L. Creah
Deputy Cler
Attorney' Sn andl er
117 Aagon Aenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
318297 ON 4122,20

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH UDICIAL IN
AND FOR OKEEIHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-843
UDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
JAMES E. CROSLYN and
REBECCA CROSLYN, his wfe,
Plalnbfs,
DUDLEY KIRTON,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puu-
ant to the FInal Judgment of Forelo-
su dated Marh 25, 2009, entered
in Civil Case No, 2009A043 in e
Cirult Court in the for Okeehobee
CRony, Flonda, wherein JAMES E.
CROSLYN and REBECA CROSLYN, are
the Plarfs, and DUDLEY KIRTON
are the Defendants, that.
I wll ell to the highest bidder for
s at tOe Okeecoee County Ju-
dR Center, 2d Floor, ury "m-
by Room, 312 NW Third Stree
Oeechohee, FL 34972, at 110
am, on the 6th day of May, 2009,
Ce tallmlna d nbed property y
et forth In aid Fnal Judgment of
Foredosure, to we
Lot 6 and e Northedy 41.667 feet
of Lot 7 Northlake Busine Par,
aonrdg to the Plat thereof re-
corded at lat Boo 5 Page 70,
Pubic Roads of Okeecotbee
County, orida, Parcel Identfca-
ton Number
1-28-37-35-0o20-0o0-o60.
Any person dming an Intert in
the surplus from the ale, i any oth-
er than Ce property owner as of Ce
date of the lis pandes must file a
dam within 60 days after the sale.
DATED this 2nd day of Apnl, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By Sandra L. Creedh
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for PlIntiff'
217 E. Ocean Blvd.
luart Florida 34994
Telerphne 772) 28-0200
Facsimile (772) 286-4789
Le3. Gra,a Esq.
Floridda Bar #296041
316729 ON 4/15,22/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ASE NO. 2908-CA-671
FIRST BANKOFINDIANTOWN,
Plalnff
OKEECHOBEE ABSTRACT & TITLE
INSURANCE INC., THOMS W
BABER SiN BARBER JOHN
DOE; UNKNOWN TENANT, AND
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS EREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final judgment Fore-
dcure dated March 2009, and
entered in Case No. 20C 71
in the Cr a Court of the lth u-
bee County, Fnda M ere in
Bank of Ind"aon is PlaHlnff and
Oemehobee Absat & Te Insu-
rance, Inc, heo as W Barber.
Susan Bre, John De and Jane
Doe are te Defendants, I wll 1ll
to the hlahest and best lddna for
y2d Floor, Oker hoe County u-
dal Center, 312 NW 3rd Steet
Okeechomhee, L 3472 at
am on the 6 da of May
the follow descibed property
Okneehobne Conty, Flooda'
LOT 3, BLOCK 4, BET-HER
ACRE ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT ETEREOF RECORDED IN
pLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any person dalmno an interest in
the surplus fro the ale, any,
other an e poverty owner
of the date of the is pendes must
file a daim wchln 60 days after the
sale.
Dated this 10th day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /SSandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABIUT1ES ACT OF
1990
In accordanre with the Amencans
With Dsablhes Act persons needing
a spesal aommodaton to part-
pate in this proceeding should n-
tact Court Administratn no later
than seven days 4nor to the ro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dne, Port St Le, FL 34986 or hall
1-7728074370 withln two working
days of your receipt of th Sum-
mons/Noice to Apear. If you are
hearing Impaired call 1-8000-955-
8771 If you are voice spared call
1-800-55-8770, va Flonda Relay
Serve.
317206 ON 4/15,22/09

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Public Auctpan wll be held at Johns
Towing SeAie storage lot loated at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, ORee-
chobe, orda 34972 on MAY 8,
2009, at 9:00 A.M. PurMuant to Forn-
da Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing
and storage hager. Year, mak,
modes and VIN are as follows
1987 Ford Bronco
VIN#IFMEU15NOHLA22591
2001 Chevy ExpeR
V INGCMHG39R7i12761
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks ll be acepted. Seller re-
sev the night of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE' Said automobiles
wll be sdin As Is" ndtion with
no guarantee,
318473 ON 4/22/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ABDUL M. CUMBER as Trustee of the
ABDUL M CUMBER REVOCABLE UV-
ING TRUST as to 50% Interest and
YASMIN A, CUMBER as Trustee of
the YASMIN A. CUMBER REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST as to 5% Intest,
Plainbfs
VS. CASE NO. 2O9 CA74
LARRY WRIGHT SR., ALMA WRIGHT,
BRUCE WRIGHT, CAESAR WRIGHT
and LARRY WRIGHT, JR., and all
known or unknown prns lan
under or though Cm, unknown
spoaL e, heir, devasees, grantees,
credor, or other pares dalmrng
by, though, under, o against any
known or unknown person ho
known to be dead or IS not known to
be either dead or alive and OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS a PolK-
ca Subdison of the State of Fon-
re,
SDefendants

NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO LARRd WRIGHT, SR, ALMA
WRIGHT BRUCE WRIGHT, CAESAR
WRIGHT, and LARRY WRIGHT, JR.,
and all unLeaw or unkmon peerns
daiming under or through them, un-
known spouses, hers deanse,
grantees, ordors, or other part
dalmig by, through under, or

dt known to be either dead or alive
and OKEECHOEEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, a o-
Itcal Subd son of the State of
orida.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an acon to quiet title on the follow-
n property In Highlands County,
Florida
Lots 11 an 1 and Blk A,
WRIGHT AND SS'S SUBI-
VISION, according to te map
or plat eref as headed in
plat Book l, Page 7 Public
Records of OUeechobee
Count, Hlorida; Lessa and Ex-
eapt Uose lands cnveyed in


rd as folln: a e EaRt S
feet of Lots 11 and 12, Block
UA WRIGHT AND BASS SUB-
DIVISON, according to the
map or plat thereof as renord-
ed in Pat Book 1, Page 7, Pub-
lic Reords of Okchbe
County, oreda.
s been filed agamst you and you
am required ato sere a py of your
wntten defenses, f any, H Wildam 3.
Nlander, Esquire of Wllam J Ne-
lander PA., 172 E. Inteake Boule-
vard, Lake Pladd, Forida 33852, the
plan atoff m and file the orgl-
nal wh the Clerk of the above styled
urt on or before May 6, 2009; oth-
e e a ludment nany be entered
against you nfor the 0f demanded
in the complant.
WITNESS my hand ndd eal of said
Court on the 3rd day of Apnl, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Ane Nealrs
DeputynClets
317272 ON 4/8, 15,22,29/ utyerk

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IN THEJUVENILE COURT OF
SEVER COUNTY, TENNESSEE

STATE OF TENNESSEE
DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN'S SERVICES
NO.07-000657

MARTIN ROBIN BORNHEIMER,
Father
Unnown Addres but last known
address was Okeechobee, Fonda


IN THE MATER OF:
DUSTIN TREVOR HICKMAN,
d..b: 1-22-2001
A CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN
(18) YEARS OF AGE
ORDERFOR SUMMONS
BY PUBLICATION
TO: Carol White
Pursuant to T.C.A. 37-1-121 and
I 37I-12, you are herby sum-
moned to appear on the 13th day
of Nay, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., and
defend th aboveentdled adron in
the SEver County Juenle Court
at Severvlle Tennessee, and an-
wer the Petition fo Custody filed
by the State of Tennesee, Depart-
ment of Children' Services, and to
sera your answer upon the Pet-
boner. In se ofyour failure to
do so, judgment wll be rendered
against you according to the de-
mand of the Pebbon, whiL has
been filed wlth the Clerk of the Se-
ver County uvenae Court located
at the Seve County Courthoue,
125 Court Stmee Stevtelle, Ten-
nessee 37862. Since your
whereabouts i unknown and the
ordinary process of law cannot be
seed upon you, a copy of ths
summons shall be published in the
Okecehobee News newspaper for
four (4) conseouive weeks.
ISSUED tis 2h day of March,
2009.
HON. DWIGHT STOKES
SEVIER COUNTY
JUVENILE COURT JUDGE
APPROVED FOR ENTRY:
Daniel SmlrthWak, BPR #, 023900
Asstant General Counsel
Department Aof Children's Serices
115 Allenasvlle Rd Suite 105
Seervlm TN 3876i
(865 429-7012
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
The undersvned hereby ceroes
that in accordance with Rule 5.02
of the Tennesee Rules of Civil Pro-
eduate. I have served a true and
exact copy of the tfore ngOrder
on all parties of interest, by th
day hand-delsvenng and/or malng
a copy of the same, vna Unted
States Marl, stage prepaid, ad-
dressed a repaid, ad-s:
Jeff Stem
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 5797
Sevlel, TN 37864
James R. HIman, Jr.
HrLcman, Gray, & Associate
101 Brue St.
SevlerwlThTN 37862
This 23rd day of March, 2009.
Danel Smlhwnch
Assistant Geneal Counsel
Department of Chldrent Servces
317540 ON 04/15,22,29;05/06/09


INTHE CIRCUITCOURT OF TE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000440
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
lamnt,
ANNA FEHRINGER A/K/A ANNA H.
FEHINGER, et al,
Defendants).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puruant to a Rnal dgment of Mortagere
daoure dated April08 2009 and entered in Cane No. 4 7-2C008M,-04
of the Circut Court of the NINETEENTH Judrial nrut In and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Rorda wherein WELLS FARGO BENK, NA n the Plantff
and ANNA FEHRINGER A/KA ANNA M. FEHRINGER; ROBERT FEHRINGER
AK/A ROBERT p FEHRINGER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MA CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEV SEES GRA ES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS an
the Defendants, I wil ell to the hughet and best bidder for ash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR OKEECHOBEE COUNT/ JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, KEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00
AM, on e 13 day of Mary, 2009, the ifolling desed property a
set orthn aid Final Judgment:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOULT 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 27, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTN,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECE EECOBEE COUNTY UBC
RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THERE-
ON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO.
A/K/A 17117 NW 274TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any pean danming an Interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the Penadens must file a
clam whrn ixty (60) days after the ale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on April 16, 2009.
Shan Robertson
Clerk of the Ciruit Court
By'/S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Cler
318491 ON 4/22 29/200

IN THE CIRCUl COURT OF E NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACION
CASE NO. 47-2W8-CA-O00520
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,

PAUL D. BUSEE, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Rnal Judgment of Mortgage Fore-
clsure dated Aprl 08, 2009 and entered in Cae No. 47-a008-CAO00052O
of the OrcuIt Court of Me NINETEENTH Judical CiruIt in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Ronda wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N, is the Main ff
and PAUL D BUSHES; DANIEL A BUSHES; WELLS FARGO BANK, N,
are the Defendants, will ell to the highest and best bddr for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N W 3RD STREET, OKECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11 'O
AM on the 13th day of Mary, 009, the following described property as
set forth In aid Final Judgment:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT
D1, SECTION 22, AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPA-
Y PLAT OF TOWNTHP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3
THROUGH 3E, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OF OKEE-
COBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
SUBJECT TO A ROAD AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS THE
NORHT 30 FEET, OF BOTH LOTS K AND L AND AN EASEMENT
ACROSS THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT L.
A/K/A 18920 NW 202ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person daelmmg an interest in the surplus from the sate, if any, other
han the property ownr as of the date tof e Us Pendens must file a
rlam wrhhn sixy (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the 1eal of ths Court on April 16, 2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the CruIt Court
By: /OSandra L. Creech
Deputy cerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200-CA-00ES39
CMIBANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS
n INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A
mUSnT, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES
2006-4
Planmf,
DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DANIEL E. REARDON, at al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puruanl to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore
dosu daed Apnl 2009 and entered in CaseNo. 47-200 000539
of the Circui Court of te Court od NINETEENTH Judical Circuit in and for OKnE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda wherein CTIBANK NA, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II INC,
BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIF-
TES SERIES 2t064, s thoe Patff and DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DAN-
IEL E. REASON CATHERINE REARDON A/K/A CATHERINE L REARDOSN
GUENTER GOER2; TENANT #1 TENANT f2, TENANT #3 AND TENAIN
#4 are the Oefendants, I wil ol o Me highest and best bidder for cash
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA 34972 at
11:00 AM on the 3th day of Mary, 2009, the foclowng described pmoper-
ty as set forth In sald Final Judgment
LOT 2, GREEN HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN FLAT BOK S, PAGE 94, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A B5S1 SE 12TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, F 34972
Any person clamlng an interest in the surplu r the sal, any, other
thanthhe ropery owner of the date of the L ended must file a
dalm within siy (60) day after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the al of th Court on Aprl 16, 2009.
Sharon Robertson
e of the Crcit Court
By. s/ Sandra L. Cieech
Deputy Clerk
318477 ON 4/22,29/2009

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMM UNYARFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
THE OKEECHOBEE CITY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
IN COMPLINCE
DOCKET NO. 09-CEl-NOI 4702-(A)-(I)
The Deparment gi h0ice of its intent to find the Amendment to the
Comprhene Plan for Okeobe CIr, adopted by Ordinane No,
1041 on March 3 2009, IN COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Secaono 163.3184,
163.3187 and 163.3189, FS.
The adopted Okeechobee C Comprehenive Plan Amendment and the De-
partment Obtonr, Recomendaoons and Comrnent Repot if any/
are available for public inspecon Monday through Friday except for al
holdays dunng normal bumet hours, at tie Cty of Rkeechobee,
Hall, Clerk's Oice, 5 Southeast 3rd Avenue, Okeehobee, Flonda 34974.
ny afoctd person, as defined Secton 163 3184 F.S, has a night to pe-
.bon for an admnisra-bve heanng to callenge te proposed agency de-
termoninaton that the Amendment to the Okeechobee Oty Compnrehense
Ran is In Compliane, a defined in Suboacon 163.3184(1), FS The
petRon must be filed wthin twentone 21) days after ppbiaton of this
notice, and must include all of e a in ton and contents desne in
Uniform Rule 26-106.201, FA.C. ae peton must be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Deparmnt of Communy Mfalr, 25S5 Shumard Oak
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Flonrda 32399 2100, and a copy mailed or delo
ered to e local gernment Failure to tamey file a peton shall cons-
tute a waiver of any right to reuet an administrative predng a
pectoner under Sections 120 569 and 120.57, FS. a pehon iled
the purpose of the admnstrave heann wll be to present evidence and
tesmony and foard a rnmended order to Me Depatment. I no
petmon is filed, this NMote of Intent shall become final agency action
If a peon is filed, other affected persons may peton for leave to inter-
vne in the proceedng. A ton for inteventon must be filed at least
twent (20) days before the final heang and must include all of the io
fonm on and content descrinbed i Uniform Rule 2 106,205, FAC, A
pebton for leave to intervene hall be filed at the DWion of Adminostra-
n HeadTngs, Department of Mangemlent Serces, 1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahasee, Flonda 32 3060 Failure o phtion to inter-
vene wOm the allowed brae frame consties a waiver of any night ch
a peen has to request a heanng under Secns 120.9 and 120.57,
FS, or to pamripate in the admnisative hearing.
Aler an adminstrae hearing peton s tmely filed, medlation available
puruant to Subsecion 163 31(3Xaa C.S to any affected p0n who
Made a party to the proceeding by 0ig that reuest wth e adminis-
tae law judge assgned by the DNsgon of Adminsttie eannge,
The cho of medatn shall not affect a party's right to an admmnstra-
ue hearing
s, Mike Mcaniel, Chief
Omffieof Comprehenve Planning
Department ofCommunrty Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahaesee, Flonda 32399-2100
31835S ON 4/22/09

PUBLIC NO1aCE
The Oeechobee County Board of County Cormmnoners cll hold is Regu-
ar nSeon on ursday Apnl 30, 20d9t at 9' a at the Health Depa
ment A onum, 1728 NW 9h Avenu17 e, Okeehobee, Fodda.
Any person deciding to appeal any dedsin made by the Board of County
Commiioners with reppnt to any maer considered at this meeng wl
need a record of the pocdngs, and that for such purposes, he or she
wll need to ensure that a verbatm ord of uch poceedngs is made,
which record hall include the testimony and evidence upon wh the ap-
peals to be based.
In accodance wo the Amencans wh sabllbes Act ADA) and Rorda
Statute 286.26, person with drsabrltlot needing special acommodaton to
PrtaOpat in this peedng should contact Paula okon, no later than
two (2) worng dayo pro to Me proceeding at -763-2131 ext. 2100
If you are headng or voice impaired, al D -800222-3448 (o) or
1-08-447-5620 31Y)
Clihf Bets r, Chairman
Board of County Comm onmer
Okeechoee County, Florida
Sharon Robeon, Clerk
Board of County Commssoners
Okeehoboee Couny, Florda
318200 ON 4/22/09


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SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA, INC
NOTICE
SEMINOLE TRIBE ELECTION
May 11, 200B
In accordance wIh the Conbithuton and Bylaws of the Shmnole Tribe of
Flonda and the Corporate Charter and Bylaws of tbe Seminole Tnbe of Ror
da, Inc., a Regular Eection s called for the following posoons on Monday,
May 11 2009 Candidates who hove qualoed tor the followmg posloMens
anr Istead.
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
TRIBAL COUNCIL
BIG CYSSEPESS REPRESENTATIVE-
I Daeod Cyopres (iLncurmbent)
2 Moe Jumper, Jr
3. Manuel M. Tger
4. Wovoka Tomie
BRIGHTON REPRESENTATIrVE.
I Andrew Bower, Jr
2 Roger Smrh (Incumbent)
3 JamesTommle
HOLLYWOOD REPRESENTATIVE-
1 Mark dlle
2 Max o Osceola, J (ecumbant)

SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BIG CYEPESS REPRESENTATIVE-
1 Paul BoWers, S
2. CoeroOsceola (Incumbent)
BRIGHTON REPRESENTATIVE'
I Jhnlne Jones (Incumbent)
HOLLYWOOD REPRESENTATIVE-
1 Dad DeHass
2 Franklin MOOre Jr
3. Christopher Oceola
4 MarcellusW Oseeola, Jr
5 Mno Osceola
6. Glonra Wson (Incumbent)
Those members voting 'ABSENTEE will be furnished upon request in wt-
ng, If votng by mal, please request an absentee ballot at once to allow
enough tn for ballots to be mailed to you and be returned to the Secrea
tary office, 6300 Bding Road, Hollywood, Flonda 33024 on or befon May
11, 2009 Mark yourba atonce and return em so tey can be i
ed in the count For this elecon All elgble voters are requested to cast
their ballots at established polling place oan the three (3) reseatio or by
absentee ballos
VOTING LOCATIONS
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION: Senior Center
BRIGHTON ERVATION: CUe&Range Office
HOLLYWOOD RESERVATION: Executive Of&ce Auditorium
Polls wll l be ope 8:00 a.m. to 730 p.m.
Eligible mabem and shareholder are urgd to exaerd
their night to vote In this election.
4/15/09
PFoclla Sayen
Sectary
318255 ON 04/22/09, CGS & IB 04/23/09


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONOS
Architect bSeleron process
'Okeechobee Achievement Academy"
Design/Administaanration/Constcuon

The School Dstct of Okeechobee equets interested pores to submit
qualification documents for rioew for the design, adminioaon and con-
uctibon phases of a new Okeeeed e Achievement Academy'
What to Submit!
Any Flonda registered archlteoral firms are encouraged to submit four (4)
copes of their statement of qualficato and performan ( ennent
Seide Adlnminsaton forms 254 and 255 or 330) along with any other in-
formatn that would be benefioal in the seleobcn process for this consc-
ton prove This infonaton may ilude but not be lmted to: number of
years in bune location of firm office near the county eat, past or
present project of imlar ture along with name and address of at
lea three (3) school boards or other agenes for whom similar service
have been perfored wnhlnm the lat five (I) yeas and the date and the
spefic srvceo rendered in each case, phot of competed projects bio-
graphical nforman, range of experience and any other inormaton that
would help give a complete ptore of the submitng firm,


Tle selected firm must be able to design and coordinate all phases of a new
educational fachty Docments will ailude the Followg: CiIl Architecb
al, Electcal Mechanical Plumbing, EHPA (if required Fire Safety (nclud-
ing spnnkler stems, if required) and any other such dran as reed
Scode, t SEFchool orot ot eechobee County, or the Depaen of



Durng the planning stage, the Architect will hae personnel available,
knowledgeable in the varl dsions, to answer question and pmolde
expebie.
The selected Archiecural fin will be responsible for the poductin of
a final set of signed and sealed onoucbon plans and speccatons,
revnwed and apmoved by the Dearbnent of Eduoat on, Office of
Edconall Falies, Plan Rew and Traiing Deparnent and Me
School Board of OeechobeeCounty
SDurng onstruon, the selected Architectural firm will conduct weekly
on-site* inspecbons to assure compliance ith the plans and
spificaons. Thee meeting wll include the Ditor of Oeratons,
Contator, Anrhtect's Representatve and other individuals by reqet
ImprntDtend and Tme
SAdvertisement dates for "Request for Qualifcarton' Apil 22, 29 and
May 6, 2009
RFQ documns m be submnited no later than: FRday, M% B, 2009
Revw and'short listing by Selecion Commiee Monday, May 11,2009
Revw "short st and determine rank order of select Tuesday
May 19, 2009
Short listed and ranked fim submitnted to Schrol Board with a
recommendation for approval of the #1, #2 and #3 ranked architectural
firms, un 9, 2009
317353 ON 0422,29/0506/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
C OCUT IN AND FOR OKEECNOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2108-CA-00267
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintff,
vs.
DINO F. RAY, etal,
Defondant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN ursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Fore
closure dated Apl 08, 2009 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-00026
of e Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Jdicial Circuit in and for OKE-
CHOBEE County, Flnda wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, the
Planff and DINA F. RAY; DANNY RAY, PASADES COLLECTION, LLC
ASSIGNEE OF HSB a e Defendants, I will ll 1o Lhe hThest and
best bidder fr cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEHO-
BEE COUN JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW, 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 3th day of Mary, 2009 the follow-
ing described property as set forth n aid Final ludgent:
PARCEL I: LOT 1 WEST EDWARDS SUBDIVISION UNIT 1 AN UN-
RECORDED LAT LYING IN SECTION 30, TOWN 35 SOUTI
RANGE 35 EAST, OEECHOBEE COUNTY, RLORIDA BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30, BEAR NORTH D DE-
GREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 12.27 1 FEET TO TE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 68; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECONDS WEST, ALONM
SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 103t79 FEE1
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
INDIAN TRAIL ROAD, THENCE BEAR NORTH 4 DEGREES 43
MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST; ALONG SID EAST RIHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF INDIN TRIL ROAD A DISTANCE OF 2041.18 FEET TO
THE CENTERLINE OF CHEYENNE ROAD; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 81
DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST ALONG CENTERING
OF SAID CHEYENNE ROAD, A DISTANCE O 50511 FEET TOT HE
POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEIG ON
CUL-DE-SAC IN RIGHT-OF-WAY AT THE END OF CHEYENNE
ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41
SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 17,9.00 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE WATER OF OTTER CREEK; THENCE TRAVERSE NORTHERLY
ALONG THE WATERS OF OTTER CREK, TO A POINT THAT BEARS
NORTH 10 DEGREES 35 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 3560 0 FEET FROM AFORESAID POINT ON OTTR
CREEK; THENCE BEAR NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTNACE OF 215.10 REET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
04 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF
306.71 FEET TO THE POINT ON CUL-DE-SAC IN RIGnT-OFWAY
OF CHEYENNE ROAD; THENCE ALONG ARC OF CURVE IN CUL-DE-
SAC CONCAVING TO THE SOUTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING
RADIUS OF 50.00 0ET, 500 A DELTA ANGLE OF 129 DEGREES
38 MINUTES 10 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 113.13 FEETTO THE
POINT OF BEGIN G.
PARCEL II: LOT2W, EDWARDS SUBDITSION, UNIT 1, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
SECTION 30, TOWNSIP 35 SOUTH, RNAGE 35 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE OUN, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 30 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH RANGE 3!
EAS RUN THENCE NORH 0 DEGREES 50 MINUiTS 49 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE ET BOUNDARy LIE OF SAID SECTION
30 FOR A DISTANCE OF 192.27 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. I6
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1939.79; THENCE RUN NORTH 04 DE
GREES 43 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
2077.08 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINMUTS 41
SECONDS EAT PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY RIGHTOF-
WAY LINE OF SAID S.R. 2-60 FOR A DISTANCE OF 288.00 FEET
FOR THE POINTOF-BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE 81 DE-
GREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
139.34 FEET TO A POINT OF A CIRCULAR ARC TO THE LEFT,
SAID CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
25 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 20 SECONDS AND A RADIUS OF 50.00
EET; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CIRCULAR ARC FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 5.11 FEET; THENCE RUN NORT 04 DEGREES 43 MIN-
UTES 01 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 306.71 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SOUNDS
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 04
DEGREES 43 MIKNlTES 01 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
310.28 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGNNING TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUM-
BER HMST13871GA & HMST13971BGA.
A/K/A 3737 NW 167TH COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 341972000
Any person damg an interest in the surplus from e sale, if any other
than the property owner as of the date of te U Pendens must file a
clanm whn st (60) days after the ale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the eal of this Court on Apnl 16, 2009
Sharon Roberteon
Clerk ofthe Circuit Coun
By: /s/ Sandra iL Creed
Deputy Cler
318452 ON 04/22,29/09





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IN TH CIRCUITCOURT
OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CI DIVISION
MC1 E NO. 08-SS07-C
TAYLOR BEAN S WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE dP-,
Plaintlf
VS.
DAVID W TRIPLETT; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID W.
TRIPLETT, MARY E TRIPLETT; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY E,
TRIPLET, SCOTT MICHAEL KO-
CHAKIAN IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPE-
TVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TOS, LIENORS AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTs,); ORNANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, IENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DFEN-
DANTS) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS); UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT#2,
Defendants)

Notie is hereby g" n that, puru
ant to a Final Summay ludgoent of
Forelosure entered in the above-
led cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda, I will
ell the property tLuate in Okeedco-
bee County, Ronda decnbd as,
Lot 2B, FOUR SEASONS ES-
TATES an unnrended plat of
prt Section 17, Township 27
Soth, Range ast, mo
pardculadry descied as fcl-
lows: COMMENNG at the
1/4 section comer of the West
bound line of Section 17
Township 37 South, Range 3"
East run thence South 89 de-
gr 248 East along the
1/4 section Itoe for a distance
of 0 feet, more or o se,
to a point on the Eat right-of-
ay of Fur Seasons Dri;
thence run North 0 daer
04'22" East parallel th he
West boundary liAe of ad
Section 17,i and along the East
geht-of-way line of Four Sea-
sons Drive for a distance of
1388.00 feBe then m
south 89 dega s 24'08" East
for a distance of 100.00 feet;
thence run South 0 degrees
0'22" East for a dlstane of
10.00. feet for a POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue
South degee 04'22" east a
dlstane of 100.00 feet;
thence run South 89 degrees
240" East for a distane of
1.00oI lei tens e n Noret
0 daegl 0422" West for a
distance of 100.00 feet;
thece run North 89 degree
24'" West for a distance of
1.0 0 feet; to the POINT OF
BEGINNING of the parcel
herein described.
The above desanbed parcel is
also known as Lot 28B of an
uneorded plat of part of
section 17, Township 37
South, Range 3D EastI lying
and being in Olkeechobee
County, rida. To Ilude a
1988 Meritt Livestock Traler
VIN TW364C25814A 46191070
1988 MerritLiestock Traile r
YIN 7W364C25814B 46197824
MS6 NE 11th Lanr
Okeeahobeaa FL 34974
at public e, to the highest and
best bidder,da for cash,i the ]uy As-
embly Room of te Okeechobee
COunty udcal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2ind Floor Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 do'dk
AOM, on May 13 2009
DATED thmo 8 day f Apnl 2009
Any peron dalmmg an inrest in
the surplus from the e, if anyf
other than the proper owner as of
the date of the irs endant must
fle a dam within 60 days afer the
sale.
Wtnes, my hand and seal of this
court on the 16th day of Apnl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: IS/ Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 In
ocoane with the American
with Diabilities Act of 1990,
persons needing a Ieal ao
this proneeding shond conetac
tHn aen d por tahe

cRubne, Fool St. Ludea Mno?
da 349 (772) 807-4370t
in t.o working days of you
receit of this notice IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
31808 ON 0/22,2/09


NTHE CIRCUITCOIRT
OF TE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-6SS-CA
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A
LLC SUCCESS ho MERGER TO,
CENTEX CREDIT CORPORATION
D/B/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COR-
PORATION,
PlaMnoif
LONNIE CRAFT A!K/A LONNIE
CRAFT JR UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LOCNNIE R T AK/A LONNIE
CRAFT, JR, KAREN CRAFT A!K5A
RAREN N WINE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KAREN CRAFT A/K/A
KAREN N. WINE; IF LIVING IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DE(ESED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
D09SEES0 GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, ENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, TROUGH UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAME DEFEN-
DANT(S); NATIONAL ASSET MAN-
AGEMEN/ LLC, WHETHER
DISSO2LD OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNES, CREDITORS,
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DAUNTKi); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT#2;
Defendants)


Note is hereby gen that pursu-
ant to anal Summary udgent of
Forecldure entered n the ab-
led ause, n the rct Cout of
Okeehobe County, Fleoda, I wll
ll the proper suate in Okho-
bee County, Fonda, dnnbed asc
BEGINIG AT THE POINT
2080.06 FEET ON THE SECTION
LINE EAST OF TRE NORTH-
WIST CORNER OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH
RANGE 3S EAST, OKEECHOBEd
COUNTY, FEORIDA, THENCE
RUN EAST 208.71 FEET;
THENCe RUN SOUTH 0 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES WEST
417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN
WEST 291.71 FEET ONA LINE
PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERLY
SECTION UNE; THENCE IN A
417.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPER-I:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN
eAST 200.06 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES WEST
417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN
EAST ON A LINE PARALLEL
WITH THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE
OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORT 417.42 FEET TO THE
NORTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 33; THENCE RUN WEST
ALONG TE NOTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION, TOWNSHIP
AND RANGE A DISTANCE OF
15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; ALSO LESS AND EX-
CEPT THE RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 68,
A/K/A
94 NW 160noth Street
Okeechohabee, FL 34 972
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury A-
mby0 Room of te Okeechobh
county uddal Center, 32 NW 3rd
Street 2d loor, Suine 257, Oee-
cgbe, FL 34972 at 11:oo o'cloc,
A M., on May 13 2009,
DATED ths day of Apnl, 2009.
Any person clmlng an interest in
the surpl e from the ale, if any,
other than the pope owner a o
the date of the 's pendants, must
file a daim withm 60 days after the
sale.
WltrS my hand and sal of this
court on the 16th day of Apl, 2009.
SHARON ROEn RSoN, 0LERK
CLRK OF HE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Sandra L, Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILTIES ACT OF 1990: In
a rdane with the American
with Dibiliti Act of 19,
person needing a s al a
this proeeding should contact
Court Administraion later
toan b n days por to the

ClubDr e, PortSt. Lude Flor-
da 34986 (772 807-4370 with-
In two working days of your
receipt of this not: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800l955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800 955-8770.
318492 ON 022,2/09




18 Okeechobee News April22,2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 500
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANI, for-
merly BIG LAKE NATIONAL
BANK,

MI-CIN RANCH & SUCH, LLC, a
lorlda limited lbNliay cmpa-
ny; CYNTHIA RPICKER and
MICHAEL RICER a/k/a I-
CHAEL W. RICHER, SR., wife
and husband; and AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUI, INC.,
a foreign corporation, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL
MAGnTR AE,
Defendants


NOTICE is hereby gien that pur
suant to the Summary Final udt


dIal CircuiL in and for Okee
chobee County, Floid, CI Ac-
bon Number 2008 CA 500, the
undegned Clerk wll s the
pr y uated in said Counay,

Lot I, J.H. TAYLOR ESTATES, ac-
alrln to me Plat therof re-
Arded in Plat Book 7, Page
26, Prubl Recrd of Oee-
chobee County, Florida
ATGETHER WITH all the im-
provement no or he tder
erNctd on the property and
all easments, appurtenanes,
and fures now or heefter
a part of e propertM.

at publ sle, to the highest and
'lock AM on te 6th day of
May 2009, in The Jury Asembly
Room loated at the Okeehobee
County IudIcal Center, 312 N.W
3rd Street, OIkeechobee, FL 34972
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
TE OF THE S PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTERTHE SALE
Dated th 5th day of February,
2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By. Is/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
MCCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO
WOOD & SAWYER IA
24O0 S E Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 286 170
E-Mall rpsmurumm com
Attorneys for Plantiff
316169 ON 04/15,22/09




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 200B-CA-0004i2
LASALLE BANK NA AS TRUSTEE
FOR WAMU MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2007-O TRUST,

LEONARD SUMMA JR eal,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF REHEDULEDSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur
Buant to an Order Reshedulng Fore-
closure Seale dated March 25, 2009,
and entered In Case No 2008
CAk-OO 2 of the Circuiut Court of te
Nineteenth Iudeil Circuit n and for
Okeehobee County, Florida in which
LaSalle Bank NA, as Trustee for
WaMu Mrtgage Pass-Thugh Cer-

the Plalff and Leonard Summa
o sD I P us, I I c
A, a Tenant #1 n/k/a Sam Baggeft
Washington Mutual Bank, a Federal
Association, an defendants, I will
sell to the hghest and best bidder
for ash on the Jury embly
Room, 2n Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okee
chbee County, orida at l'O0AM
on the 6th day of May, 09 the l-
owng described property as set
north in said Final Judgmen of Fore-

LOT 10, BLOCK 1, REVISED
pLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, AC-
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 301d SE OTH DRIVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claming an ainte in


oTr tet A Tteeny a on A ala
the slu om the ale, f any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of Lis Pende mut file a caim
within 6 das after the sale
da tis 3th day of March, 2009
Clerk of the Cl ut Court
Okeechobee County, Flonda
By. /S/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy Cler
on Accordance Wth the Americans
w ih DRabltes Act, if you are a per
n with a dab who need an
accommodaton n order to access
court faclltes or part at in a
court proceeding, you are entited, at
no cost to you, to the proaison of
certain asistance To request such
an accommodation, pease contact
Dlanna Cooper in Court Admnistra-
ton Sute 217, 250 NW Country
Club Dr, Pore St Luce 34986, Tele
phone, 7728074370, at least 3
work days of the date the sevce
Is needed Hearing impaired, please
call I 800 955"8771, Voice impaired,
please call 80095877, The
abe is to be published in the Okee-
chobee News, 107 SW 17th Street,
Ste D, Okeechobee FL 34974
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2008-A-000432
BANK OF AMERI, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHING-
TON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATE
WMALT SERIES 2007-OA1
Plaintif
HWRENCE W. S7AFRANIEC,
Defendants()
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Puru-
ant to a Fnal judgment of oreclo-
sure dated April 8 2009 and entered
in Case No 2008-C-, 32 of te
Crct Cour of the Nineteen udi-





















orElE C oNEE, FL SAND S L

tD el bcE 2 nt FAc
cal Circut n and for O eechobee
Count Florda in which Bank of
merica national Association as Su-
ceor by Merger to LaSalle Bank NA
as Trustee for Wasgton Mu ual
Mortgage Pa ugh Certificate
WMALT Senes 2007-OA1 Trust, is
the Plantff and Lawrence W Saa
nie, The Unknown Spouse of Law
rence zafanc n ennfer
Szarane are defendants, I wll T
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in Okechobee County Judicial
Center 312 North West 3rd Street
Okeehobee, Flonda 34972, Okee-
chobee County, Florida at Il.OOAM
on the 13th day of May 2009, the
following described property as set
forth n Bald Final udgment of Fore
closure
LOT 368 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES,
SECTION THREE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 2217 SE 32ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person calming an interest in
the surplus from the sle, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of LIS Pendens must file a caim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated in Okeechobee County Flonda
this 16th day of April, 2008,
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Clut Court
Okeechobee County, Flonda
By /S/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
In Accordance wih the Americans
wlth DlSabltie Act, if you are a per-
son with a dsablIty who needs an
acommodation in order to aess
court faciities or participate in a
court proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
cerm aistance. To request such
Dianna Cooper in Court Admlnmstra-
ton Suite 217, 250 NW Country
Club Dr, Port St Lucie 34986, Tele
phone' 772-807-4370; at least 3
working days of the date the serve
call 1 80(955 8771, Voice impaled,
peas e a 1-800-955-8770
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
A19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECH EE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DISION
CASE NO.: 008 CA 000278




NICOLE FRANCOIS, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NICOLE FRANCOIS, IF
ANY, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR
ES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR AlUVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN ARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS, IRENE VICTOR, D 8 C
INVESTMENTS OF OKEECHOBEE
LLC; O DO AND JANE DOE
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puruc
ant to a Summary Finall judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 11, 2009
entered in Cvl Case No. 2008 CA
000278 of the rcut Court of the
I9th Judmcal Circuit in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County Okeechobee, For
da, I wll to the hghest and best
bidde for cash on the Jur Asembly
oom, 2nd Floor, Oee hobee
County udical Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeehobee Florida, a
m on the ay o May, 209
the following described property as
set forh a aid Summary Final Judg
ment, tO-wit'
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN SECTION 9, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 34
EAST,I OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 9; THENCE
SOUTH 01 DEGREES, 9 MU-
NITES, 58 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 9, A DISTANCE
OF 334.94 FEET TO THE POINT
OF NEG INNING; THENCE
NORTH 88 DEGREES, O5 MIN-
ES, 34 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 670.24 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES,
28 MINUTES, 56 SECONDS
, A DISTANCE OF 10185
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH CENTERLINE OF EXIST-
ING DIRT GRADE; THENCE
ALONG .SAID CENTERLINE THE
FOLLOWING COURSES AND
53 DEGREES, 1 IN UES, 20
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 520.49 FEET; THENCE DE-
ARTING THE SAID CENTER-


THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES,
00 MINUTES, 00 SECONDS
WEST, A DISTANCE OF
1132.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH
01 DEGREES, 29 MINUTES, 8



Any pesn an r e st o in


SCORN S 21ST ALDISTANC
the surplus from the ae, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the l penden must file a
clam wer, n0 days w aer the ale
Dated this 12th day of March,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLEAR OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY /S/ ANDRA L SCREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, L 33324-3920
(954) 233 800
0-5 096 (NCM)
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISAIITIES AT OF 1990
In ardan, with Ahe Amelrn
With Dsles At, person needing
a special acommodaton to partmcn
pate in this prceeding should con-
tact Court Admnmstation no later
than seven days prior to the pro
ceedmg at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St Luele, FLT 34986 or call
-772-870370 within two working
days of your recept of the Sum
mons/Notice to Appear If you are
hearing impaired ca 1-800-95-8771
If you arce mpad ,all
1800955 8770, via Florida Relay
Seice
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OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORID, IN AND FOR



TLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORT
GAGE CORP,
Plalntiff
VS
CAROL ANN MCLEOD COLE A/K/A
CAROL ANN MCLEOD; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL ANN
MCLEO COLE A/KA CAROL ANN
MCLEOD, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECT
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVSEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM

DANT(S), UNKNOWN TENANT #I1,
U DNOIIDIRD PR
UNKNOWN TENANT#2,



Noe is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
FoAloum entered i the above
styled in the Clruit Court of
kecobee Coun Fda, I l
o the property situate in O tha
bee County, Floda deI r bed as'
ot 10, RIVER RUN RESORT, a-
cording to the plat thereof, as
enorded in Plat Book Page
A1, of the Public Rerds of
Oknehobew County, Florida.
To include a;
VIN 365034AW46160705
1987 Palm Trailer
VIN 23650324BW 46178077
A/K/A
205l E 8th Avenue
Okeechobee, L 34972
at publc sale, to the highet and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As
mbly Rom of the OAeAdhobee
County ludal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Stt, 2nd Foor SUIc 257, Okee
chobee, FL 34972 at 11i o'clock,
A M on May 13a 2009
DATED ths 8 day of Apnri, 2009
Ain pen lamnEg an nterei n
the surplus fLm the sle, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the hls pendant, must
e a nlam w Fhn 60 days after the
sale
Witness, my hand and eal of this
court on the 6th day ofnl, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S1 Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: In
n, DiSadbilet Au of 1990.








mm dason participate In
bth t proceed inghould ncact
Court Administration no later
than seen days prior to the
proceeding at 0 NW Country
Club Drie, Port St. Lucle, Flori-
da 34986 (772 807-4370 wlth-
in two working days of your
reipt of this notice: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-8OO-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
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IN THECIRCUIT COURT OF
THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-00374
NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
VS
EDWARD R JONES UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EDWARD R JONES, F
ANY, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PA
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO AR"
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTI
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOU
EI, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES 0
OTHER CLAIMANTS CHASE BAN
USA NA, JOHN DOE AND JANE DO
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSE-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS BERY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated March 2,2009 entered i
Civ Case No 47-2008-CA-000374 of
the t t Court of the 19th Judicial
Crcu in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Okeechobee, Flonda, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okee-
chobee County Judicia eer 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechbee, Florida at
1100 am n the 6th day of May,
2009 the follong desnbed property
as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit
LOT89, TREASUREISLAND UNIT
ING TO THE PAT
THEREOF, RECORDEDINPLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 39, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, TOGETHER
WITH A1981 LIBERTYSINGLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN
#10L13005
Any person clamng an interest in the
the property owner as of the date of the
Iis pendens, must file a clam within 60
dais ater the sale
aoed this 5FUi day of March, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OE THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/S/IANRAL CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION FL 33324-3920
(9541 .......
54 233-8705ill
NOTICE REGpRD-
ING THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990










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Pet-friendly



hurricane



shelter planned


By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News

Okeechobee County Emergency Man-
agement and Okeechobee County Animal
Control invite the public to take part in the
first planning meeting for the Pet Friendly
Shelter Working Group on Wednesday, April
29, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the County
Offices, 499 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Mike Faulkner, the director of Okeecho
bee Emergency Management explained that
this idea stems from his "Scope of Work"
for his annual County Base Grant which
emergency management receives. In order
to receive the funds from this grant he must
complete items within the scope of work.
One item presented is for Pet Friendly
Shelters. He must hold at least one Pet
Friendly Shelter Working Group meeting.
The Okeechobee Animal Control and Emer-
gency Management want to encourage local
pet and animal advocates, community part
ners, emergency support, business own
ers, local government officials and other
special interest groups to participate in this
workgroup. This working group will estab-
lish a group of individuals and businesses
concerned with the welfare of families and
pets during disasters requiring shelter; com-
pile, review and maintain a list of possible
locations within the county that can be used
as pet friendly shelters; and determine re
sponsibilities and receive/supply training for
those positions to support the operation of a
pet friendly shelter.
The first meeting will be simply to gather
members of the community to set up the by-
laws of the group and lay the ground rules
of how things are going to work. At follow-
ing meetings the group that is formed will
strive to come up with possible locations
and learn about successfully organizing a
pet friendly shelter for our county.
Exactly what is a pet friendly shelter? In
the rules, a shelter is considered pet friendly
if it is in a reasonable proximity of a human
shelter. The animals can be sheltered in a
separate building. This workgroup will ul-
timately help determine the need for a pet
friendly shelter and what types of animals
that the shelter should draw the line at.
Locations for pet friendly shelters would
of course be cleaned and restored to pre-
shelter stages. This has created problems for
some counties in finding locations that are
willing to allow the use of their building as a
shelter, but the replacement of their carpet-
ing would be expensive. County insurance
activates on shelters when they are activated
into use.
Mr. Faulkner said that he hopes to in-
crease the survivability of local citizens with
the availability of a pet friendly shelter so
that citizens are not choosing to stay in un-
safe structures during emergency situations
just because they don't want to leave their
animals.
Please contact Mr. Faulkner at 863-763-
3212, if you wish to attend and be a part of
this workgroup.






Woman charged

with burglary, theft BUSINESS &
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News I E a a[e I
An Okeechobee woman has been ar-
rested in connection with the burglary of
a woman's apartment at a local senior citi EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
zen's complex.
Kimberly Christine Peterman, 23, N.W. Air Eind tionng Rergeraton
12th Ave., was arrested Friday, April 17, on 7/14 S3EVICE rOR OUR COUTOMCIER
a felony charge of burglary She was also ar- 208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
rested on two misdemean- SLerving the .CAC042
.=S,,"", 863-763-6742 ........
or counts of theft. She was dD earsl UU O W cAc712
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a -We Service AI Brands
bond of $52,000. -1 year guarantee n
According to an arrest ass plac 1 yer arantee on
report by Deputyy Cody replacement parts
Hurst, of the Okeechobee 763-8391 247 Emergency Sevice
County Sheriff's Office 312 S.W. 2" St. FREE estimates
(OCSO), Peterman was a = = Senior citizen discount
charged with entering the Kimberly C. ci2di
apartment of an elderly Peterman
woman and taking some i i .
pain patches from the apartment.
The woman told Deputy Hurst that when
she walked out of her bathroom into the liv-YR
ing room of her apartment at 7:30 a.m. on Servin the entire lake area for nearly
ing next to her recliner. 4 I 6 7 1 4 5




Peterman was also accused of taking the
ursen the elderly woman who lives in the
her key to the complex and was only walk





the complex s Custm E st
Peterman received a cu t to her head when II
she was hit with a beer bottle while dancing I
the complex. i 357-5800




at a l ocal night 212pot.S. Parrot AveOkeechobee, ReL 3472



Luis Flores, 23, Lake Placid, was arrested Don t Hake the wina reoie! 863-467
Sunday, April 19, on felony charges of throw-
ng hurling beer bottleand
By Eric Kopp I cHoICE AUTOMOTIVE

A woman received a cut to her head when ,i, aes'a, '
sh e w as hit w ith a b eer b ottle w h ile dancing W iT IM 31 I ff
at a local night spot. i04 N.E. z ed Ave, Okeechobee 3 6e
Luis Flores, 23, Lake Placid, was arrested DentMake de Wron; C 4er 8634676633
Sunday, April 19, on felony charges of throw-
ing a deadly missile and


aggravated battery. He was
also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of disorder-
ly conduct.
Flores was booked into
the Okeechobee CountyJail
under a bond of $10,500.
An arrest report by De-
tective Fred Bradley, of the
Okeechobee County Sher- Luis
iff's Office (OCSO), states Flores
Flores threw a beer bottle
into a crowd of dancers at :08 Seconds, N.E.
Fourth Trail, early Sunday morning.
The report does not state why he threw
the bottle.
The detective later learned that a Port St.
Lucie woman was struck in the forehead by
the bottle and suffered a 1-inch laceration.
The woman was on the dance floor, as were
several other people.
Detective Bradley's report does not indi-
cate if the woman received medical attend
tion.


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Boys waste strong pitching performance


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Call it the post spring break blues.
Okeechobee High School Boys' Baseball
Team lost for the second consecutive home
game Friday, 2-0, to St. Lucie West Centen-
nial, a team that has struggled for the most
part this year.
Dustin Stokes was on top of his game as
he pitched a complete game four hitter. Un-
fortunately, his teammates were not at the
top of their game at the plate as Okeecho-
bee was held to four measly singles.
"We definitely didn't help Dustin out to-
night," Brahmans Coach Dylan Tedders said
afterward, "He got no support from our of-
fense."
Tedders said both pitchers had a good
night, thanks to the home plate umpire,
who had a generous strike zone. He noted
several times back door curve balls, which
might normally be called balls, were called
strikes.
"I'm just disappointed for Dustin. He
pitched his heart out and battled," he add
ed.
Mike F ,, 1;, vas equally as good for
Centennial I He earned the Eagles


third straight victory with a mixture of off
speed stuff. He struck out eight Brahmans
on the night. C.J. Johnston and Nick Mainelli
had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles.
Tedders said he thought his team would
hit Battaglia better because he isn't as good
as some of the pitchers the Brahmans have
faced this year. "We've seen this kind of pitch-
ing before in the beginning of the year when
we were struggling. I think we've reverted
S, i ... J. .ii i- ,i ;i " 1i couldn't get
Joey Voss started at third base and made
an excellent defensive play for Okeechobee,
(12-9).
The Brahmans have a busy week this
week. Monday they travelled to play an
afternoon matinee with Glades Day. Last
night the Brahmans hosted Martin County.
Tonight, Wednesday night, is senior parent
night as the Brahmans host Fort Pierce Cen-
tral at 6 p.m.


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Mark Weir continues to play solid de- Joey Voss made a nice grab at third
fense at third base at Friday's Brah- base against St. Lucie West Friday in
man game. the boys baseball home game.

Tory wins on Lake Josephine
By Teresa Mataushek newszap.com. Teresa Mataushek can be
Okeechobee News reached at tmataushek@newszap.com.
Taylor Creek Bass Club member, Les Tory
took top honors on Lake Josephine, at the Tay-
lor Creek Bass Club of Okeechobee Tourna-
ment which was held on April 11.
Tory brought to the scales a total of 9.13
lbs. for the win. Following in second place was
Jim Wilson with a total of 6.13 lbs. of fish while
Jack Harrison came in third with 5.98 lbs and
Danny Norton placed fourth with 4.48 lbs.
The team of Jim Wilson and Danny Norton
won the team event "Calcutta" with a total "
weight of 12.61 lbs. "
Along with first place, Tory also took home
the "big fish" award with his 4.58 lb. catch.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the second
Thursday of each month.
Tournaments are held the following week-
end. New boaters and especially non boaters
are welcome. For more information call Dave
Stout at 863-467-2255.
The club also sponsors and presents the Submitted photo
annual Lee Mcallister Memorial Kid's Fishing Les Tory, winner of the Taylor Creek
Festival. Bass Club of Okeechobee Tourna-
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