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Vol. 100 No. 51
Vol. 100 No. 51


[EECHOBEE NEWS


Wednesday, April 29, 2009


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Index
Classifieds 14-18
Community Events........................ ...7
Obituaries.. ....... ......... ....... .6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports 12
Weather 2

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Commission to
consider furloughing
employees 5 days
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
County employees could soon
be facing up to five days off with-
out pay.
When Okeechobee County
commissioners meet tomorrow,
they will face a gloomy financial
picture. Current financial forecasts


If you go ...
What: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County
Commissioners
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
April 30
Where: Health Depart-
ment Auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave.
indicate the county will be unable
to sustain the current level of ser-
vices with available resources and


should take immediate action to
reduce expenses.
As a means of cutting expenses
commissioners will consider a fur-
lough program that would require
all regular, full-time employees
to take five days of leave without
pay. The proposed furlough days
would be May 22, June 12, July 6,
August 14 and Sept. 14.
In another economy related
matter the board is scheduled to
discuss downsizing or delaying the
construction of a new emergency
operations center.


The board will also discuss a
topic that was first brought up at
the last meeting with no action be-
ing taken-a franchise agreement
with Florida Power & Light (FPL).
Commissioners will consider en-
tering a "non exclusive franchise"
with FPL to use county right of way
(ROW) for power transmission
poles. While competing power
companies are not expressly for-
bidden, the language of the pro
posed agreement states that FPL
can withdraw from the agreement
See COUNTY Page 2


Author Will Hobbs inspires OHS students


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In today's computer age some
students are still drawn to the
printed page, thanks, in part, to au-
thor Will Hobbs. On Friday, April
24 Mr. Hobbs spoke to students at
Okeechobee High School, giving
them a combination motivational
talk, advice on writing and a be
hind the scenes look at some of
his novels. He appeared at the in-
vitation of students who had read
his books.
Mr. Hobbs is the author of sev
enteen novels for upper elemen-
tary, middle school and young
adult readers. Seven of his novels,
"Bearstone, "Downriver", "The
Big Wander", "Beardance," "Far
North," "The Maze," and "Jason's
Gold" were named Best Books
for ... adultss by the Ameri-
can i , .., Association (ALA).
"Far North" and "Downriver"
are on the ALA's 100 Best Young
Adult books of the Twentieth
See HOBBS Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Author Will Hobbs and his wife, Jean, front row center, were surrounded by young readers
at Okeechobee High School on Friday afternoon, April 24. Principal Toni Wiersma, front row
extreme left, welcomed him to the school. Mr. Hobbs had just finished autographing copies of
his book "Crossing the Wire."


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COUNTY
Continued From Page 1
if a competing utility company uses county
ROW. The utility company would pay the
county a small percentage of its income
in the county. This franchise fee would be
passed on to the utility users in the county.
The board will also reconsider a matter
that has come up several times in the past
the county's policy of disciplining and firing
employees "at will." Even though the union
representing fire/rescue employees had pro-


HOBBS
Continued From Page 1

Century. "Ghost Canoe" won the Edgar Al-
lan Poe Award in 1998 for Best Young Adult
Mystery. Mr. Hobbs has won the California
Young Readers Medal, the Western Writers
of America Spur Award, the Mountains and
Plains Booksellers Award and the Colorado
Book Award.
Before writing novels he was a reading
teacher who secretly dreamed of being a
writer.
Mr. Hobbs has been a full time writer
since 1990 and lives with his wife, Jean,
in Colorado where they hike in the moun-
tains and go white water rafting. Although a
world traveller, he has Florida roots. His fa-
ther grew up near Ocala and graduated from
the University of Florida.
Mr. Hobbs wrote on his website that
about half of his ideas for stories come from
his own life experiences and other half from


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Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
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Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
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tested that policy in the past, the board has
always stood firm in their commitment. The
union favors an arbitration approach.
In other action, the board is expected to:
recognize county employees for lon
gevity;
consider abandoning an alley in Doug-
las Park;
entertain a request for refund of a build-
ing permit;
consider allowing use of the Okeecho-
bee County Agri-Civic Center for the 2010
Health and Safety Expo;
amend the sheriff's budget to com-
reading. He grew up in an air force family
and traveled extensively growing up. Dur-
ing his time in Alaska he fell in love with
the mountains, rivers, fishing, baseball and
reading. The outdoors figure prominently in
his novels.
After hearing Mr. Hobbs speak, there is
no doubt why his books are so highly re-
garded.
"You have latent talents," he told the stu-
dents. "Believe in yourself and be willing to
work. Opportunity comes mostly from edu-
cation. Think about pursuing your education
beyond high school."
"All you need to write a story is a good
"what if?" he advised.
But it takes perseverance. Mr. Hobbs said
his first book was not published until the
sixth revision.
Mr. Hobbs described figuring out a plot
as "a rat in maze." It consists of trying out
different things that happen in real life.
"You imagine being the character and try
out what might happen," he said.
Mr. Hobbs took the students through the

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Grants;
approve a memorandum of agreement
between the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office and county commission to establish
guidelines and responsibilities for fire/rescue
medics serving with the sheriff's special re-
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process involved in writing three of his nov
els, "Downriver" "Far North" and "Crossing
the Wire."
"Downriver" is about white water rafting
on the Colorado River, something Mr. Hobbs
has done several times. He showed slides of
some of the rapids that were featured in the
book. "Downriver" is told from a woman's
point of view since he realized that most
adventure stories are written from a man's
point of view.
"Far North" takes place in the Canadian
Northwest Territories. It centers around
Virginia Falls on the South Nahanni River
which are twice as high as Niagara Falls. It is
a book about physical survival in the wilder
ness during the winter as well as survival of
the traditional way of life of Indians of that
area. The novel is based on a true story told
to him by a park ranger.
"This is where a book starts," he said,
"with one cool picture in your imagina-
tion."
The book Mr. Hobbs was most passion-
ate about was "Crossing the Wire" which


alternate to the planning board/board of ad-
justments;
increase rates for the 2009 summer
play camp program;
approve an agreement with Okeecho-
bee County School Food Services to provide
lunches for the summer play camps; and,
record any conflicts of interest with
any applicant for Community Development
Block Grant housing assistance.
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was written, in part, to make people aware
of the complex circumstances involving ille-
gal immigrants. The title comes from the 476
mile border between the U.S. and Mexico in
Arizona that is marked only by a barbed wire
fence.
His first job after college was picking fruit
along illegal immigrants. Mr. Hobbs said he
was impressed with their hard work and
dedication to family.
Some of his background for "Crossing
the Wire" comes from his niece who is do-
ing public health work in Mexico.
As with the other two books, Mr. Hobbs
showed slides of the Mexican and Arizona
scenery which is featured in the book and
which he visited while doing research.
After addressing the students, Mr. Hobbs
spent some time in the library autographing
copies of "Crossing the Wire" for students.
He seemed to enjoy talking one-on-one with
his young readers.
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www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Okeechobee pharmacists in favor of 'pill bill'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two local pharmacists agree that some-
thing is needed to curb the illegal sales and
use of prescription medications and they
hope House Bill #897 (HB-897) is it.
"They've been talking about this for about
10 years. But, for whatever reason, it has not
become law yet," said Tom Benbow, co-
owner of Fifth Street Pharmacy in Okeecho-
bee. "Overall, I would say I'm in favor of it
because of the problems out there."
HB-897, sponsored by State Representa-
tive Marcelo Llorente (R-Miami), will track
prescription 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 11, III and IV
drug it dispenses.
"It's long overdue," said Steve Nelson,
owner of Okeechobee Discount Drugs.
"We've been pushing for some type of legis-
lation to track controlled substances."
Michael Cantens, a legislative assistant to
Rep. Llorente, said the bill is an "attempt to
stop, or at least curb..." the prescription pill
problem. He said 9.6 Floridians die of a pre-
scription medication overdose every day.


Mr. Cantens went on to describe Bro-
ward County as the "epicenter" for prescrib-
ing such abused medicines as oxycodone,
methadone, hydrocodone and xanax
through pain management centers.
"We need to go after those individuals
that are writing prescriptions, who shouldn't
be writing prescriptions. You have to go after
the source," said Mr. Nelson.
Currently, 38 states have legislation simi-
lar to HB-897 already in place.
While he's in favor of the proposed leg-
islation, Mr. Benbow warns there may be
some problems. He sites Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
privacy rule that was enacted in 1996, data
monitoring and cost as issues that have to
be addressed.
He wondered aloud what would happen
if a patient receiving a prescription from a
primary physician would be sent to a spe-
cialist, who then prescribes the patient a
similar medication.
"How is he (the specialist) going to pro-
ceed? Is he going to assume the patient is
doctor shopping?" Mr. Benbow asked. "And
who is going to be looking over his shoulder
to see if he's doing his job right? And, where
is the final responsibility going to lie-with


pharmacies, doctors, law enforcement?"
As for the cost, Mr. Cantens said the cost
to pharmacies would be minimal $300
to $600. But, pointed out Mr. Benbow, that
would only be the initial cost.
"Every pharmacy in the state is going to
have to make computer upgrades and who
is going to fund it? And, 90 percent of the
prescriptions filled now are paid for by some
third party-are they going to make conces-
sions in time, transactions fees and staffing?"
he pointed out. "I'm for this (HB-897), but
the devil is always in the details."
For Mr. Nelson, he doesn't see a problem
with the privacy issue.
"Those people are taking medications for
legitimate reasons," he said. "Most pharma-
cies are very adherent to HIPAA because we
know the ramifications against us if we do
violate the rules and regulations."
As for monitoring the program, Mr. Nel-
son suggested that the federal government
should do it.
"There needs to be a nationwide stan-
dard put in place with one clearinghouse,"
he said. "If done properly, with no politics
thrown in, you shouldn't have to worry."
Mr. Nelson added that another part of
the blame in this national problem are the


Palm Beach couple accused of hitting deputies


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A West Palm Beach couple were booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail after they re-
portedly hit, kicked and spit on local deputies.
Arrested were Monty
Gene Rickard II, 26, S. Sec-
ond St., and Sheena Marie
Holycross, 24, of the same
address.
Rickard was charged
with the felonies of grand
theft auto, battery on a law
enforcement officer and
resisting a law enforce-
ment officer with violence. Monty Gene
He was also arrested on Rickard II
misdemeanor charges of
battery and theft. His total bond was set at
$35,500.
Holycross was charged with the felonies
of battery on a law enforcement officer and
resisting a law enforcement officer with vio-
lence. Her bond was set at $15,000.


The couple were arrested Saturday, April
25, following an incident of road rage, accord-
ing to an arrest report by
Deputy Donald Ellis, of the
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO).
An arrest report by Depu-
ty Ellis indicated that he was
summoned to the Town
Star Convenience Store
at Posey's Corner around
6:40 p.m. Saturday where a Sheena Marie
woman had been physically Holycross
attacked. Deputy Ellis said
the victim told him that her vehicle was nearly
hit by a green van and she followed the van to
the convenience store.
At the store, the victim approached the
man and told him that she was on the phone
with police. At that point he grabbed the
phone from her, hit her in the face and took
her glasses, stated the report.
Deputy Ellis indicated that there was some
swelling to the woman's right cheek and right


eye, and that she later went to Raulerson Hos-
pital due to pain from her injuries. The deputy
added that the woman's phone was valued at
$200.
Several other deputies arrived in the area
and began looking for the van, which was
found on N.E. 1 th Court. Deputy JohnAshby
recovered the phone, stated the arrest report,
but the woman's glasses were not found.
Deputy Ellis' arrest report indicates that
Rickard was found hiding in the bed of a
pickup truck that was parked in the driveway
of the N.E. llth Court address. The arrest
report stated that Deputy John Ashby and
Deputy Dale Hardy had to forcibly remove
him from the truck bed. As the two deputies
tried to handcuff Rickard he fought with them
and kicked at them. At some point Holycross
came up to Deputy Ashby and tried to keep
him from handcuffing Rickard.
After Rickard was cuffed, Deputy Ashby
told Holycross that she was under arrest and
when he reached for her she punched him in
the face, said Deputy Ellis' report.


manufacturers of these medications, who
not only push their products on doctors but
push those same physicians to prescribe
their pills. For example, he said, oxycodone
is a good painkiller for a cancer patient but it
shouldn't be prescribed for someone suffer-
ing from a toothache.
"They are pushing these prescriptions on
them that are not for every-day analgesics,"
he said.
Mr. Benbow, who has been volunteer-
ing his time for the past eight years to work
with men addicted to drugs and alcohol,
then alluded to another problem not asso-
ciated with implementing or monitoring the
program-what about those patients who
really need these powerful narcotics to re-
lieve their pain?
"You have people who really need it,
yet they're scared to death of being stigma-
tized," he said.
Although HB-897 is waiting to be voted
on by the House and Senate, Mr. Nelson
thinks something will finally be put into
place because "there's enough pressure
from the public."
"As long as proper fire walls are put into
place, I don't think anybody will have a
problem with it," he added.
And while everyone waits for Legislators
to take action doctors, pharmacists and law
enforcement will continue to try to find ways
to get a handle on this problem.
"I've really got to applaud the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office-they're really
going after this problem in our community,"
said Mr. Benbow. "I've seen them make a re-
ally big dent in it."


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Economy
People are always saying that the illegal
immigrants come here because American
workers don't want the jobs. I doubt if that
is the case now. American workers want to
work. The employers just don't want to pay
minimum wage and meet health and safety
standards for the workers. If the government
would enforce the labor laws, I think there
would still be plenty of people to do the
work.


Swine flu
For years the U.S. Center for Disease
Control hasn't been questioning whether
there would be a pandemic arising from fac-
tory farms-they've been wondering when it
would happen. That's because humans and
pigs easily transfer diseases back and forth
to each other, which is why workers in hog
barns facilities are supposed to wear steril-
ized clothing and everything in the barns is
tightly regulated to minimize the spread of
disease. Hogs, in turn, can contract viruses
from other mammals or birds. When hogs
are infected with one virus and then exposed
to a second or more, they can combine and
create new virus strains, which can then be
spread by either the hog or its waste.
Common sense would help prevent
spread of the flu. If you are sick, stay home
until you get better. Don't go to work and
make everyone else sick too. If your child is
sick, keep them home. Don't send them to
school to infect the rest of the class.
Shouldn't the United States do more
to make sure people from countries with a
swine flu outbreak are checked before they
are allowed into this country? Since there
are outbreaks in Mexico, shouldn't the U.S.
increase the border security and quarantine
anyone they catch coming across? This is
a matter of the health and welfare of the
American people.


I really urge all parents to take the time
to discuss with there kids/teenagers how im-
portant it is to WASH YOUR HANDS ... and
to be diligent to cover your mouth if you
have a cough. Try and tell your kids how im-
portant this is. No community can afford to
have a large scale outbreak of swine flu....
If you have kids who appear to be getting
the flu, please do not send them to their
schools/day-cares. Nobodywants to get this,
so please be responsible with your kids and
family. If you have friends that are sick-ask
them to stay home. Tell your teenagers to
ask their friends to stay home also if they are
sick. Please don't rush to the hospital ... this
can be treated at home unless you get a very
high fever or have trouble breathing. All of
us have been to the hospital, going there out
of fear will only spread this throughout the
community.

Sex offenders
Do you realize how easy it is to become
labelled as a sex offender? One mistake and
it lasts a life time. I'm not saying that all sex
offenders aren't given a fair chance, but there
are some that ended up taking a plea bar-
gain rather than putting everyone through
the court battle to prove their innocence
never realizing the long range effects that
a plea bargain would have. Also if you are
over 18 and have any type of sexual relations
with a 16 year old you can be brought up on
charges. That's not to say you would be, but
it is a possibility. I'm not sure what the legal
definition of sex offenders and sexual preda-
tors is but think I'll have to explore that.
Do you realize how EASY it is NOT to be
labeled a sex offender? Of course there are
the "few" cases of a boyfriend and girlfriend
... and even a few when the guy really did
not know the girl was underage. That's why
you have to become informed and find out
the truth. Let me tell you something-I have
heard it all. The truth is, the majority of them
have a past history with "dating" underage
girls and have just finally been caught.

Fire on the Viking properties
I would like to thank the Department of
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blaze under control so fast. The wind was
blowing very badly and the fire moved very
quickly west. If it had not been for the heli-
copter dropping water we would have been
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No fireworks this year
I agree with the decision by the city
and county not to spend tax money on fire-
works. We as a county/country MUST stop
all spending.


U.S. astronaut discloses 'we
are not alone'
I don't know if they are here or not, I
never have seen anything to even resemble
a UFO or extraterrestrial. But if you look
back into history, UFOs have been recorded
by many different people like the Egyptians
and Aztecs just to name a couple. Now there
were not any planes or anything that could
fly in the skies back then, so I hardly think
that they made it up. Or was it the beginning
of science fiction, or more like ancient sci-
ence fiction.
If the universe was created at the same
time then most life forms that evolved, I think
they would be just as far along as we are not
so much more evolved that they would be
that far ahead of us. As far as would they
come here, yes. I think they would be watch-
ing us. If we could we would study another
systems life forms. Maybe it is like Star Trek,
prime directive, non interference. I find it un-
likely, but possible.
The American astronaut who claims
to have seen evidence of aliens is not alone.
Russian cosmonauts reported seeing some
strange things when they were in space. I
think it's certainly possible there is life on
other planets. Why would God create mil-
lions of planets and only put life on one of
them?


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There are religions that are UFO based.
Others believe that life here started out
there. That we were refugees from some
other planet that we messed up too. Still oth-
ers believe that UFOs are the explanation for
the missing link. That they pushed us with
that extra little step we needed to become
humane. That they are watching to see how
we make out. I don't know if there is life on
other planets. I kind of think it is likely with
all the millions of possible planets out there.
There may be basic life forms in our own
solar system. One of the moons of Neptune
or one of the other planets has both wa-
ter, and geothermal activity. That has been
proved here in our deep oceans can sustain
life. Intelligent life is probably rare. The abil-
ity to travel the distance required to get to
us would be a miracle, and if they can do
that then if they decided to they could take
us out any time. But I think they just pass us
by shaking their heads. Knowing there is no
need to, we'll do ourselves in before we ever
become a threat to them.

Home ownership
I completely agree with the person
who said it is not right to use tax money to
bail out people who bought a house they
knew they could not afford the payments
on. People should live within their means. If
you can only afford a two-bedroom house,
that is what you get. And if you have several
kids, then you have to figure out a way to
make it work. As I child, I slept on a fold out
bed in the family room because we had a
lot of kids and not much money, so we lived
in a two-bedroom, one-bath home. It didn't
kill me. It wasn't abuse. Find a way to live on
what you earn.

WIC
I have to agree with those who have
a problem with tax funded programs such
as WIC being used by those who are break-
ing the law by being in the country without
proper visas. You say all except the Native
Americans are children of immigrants. That
is true. However, my immigrant grandpar-
ents had to apply for permission, prove they
were healthy, show they had a sponsor, and
show they had enough money to establish a
home and job skills to support themselves
so they would not be a burden on society.
It was not an open door policy. Some immi-
grants were turned away at Ellis Island and
sent back to the old country.


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April 29, 2009

Community Calendar


Okeechobee News


Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet
each Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from
7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is
the group facilitator. Another group meets in the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene
Luck as the group facilitator. There is another
meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee,
242 Hwy. 441 S.E. Okeechobee, AA. Grapevine
Group, Open Discussion, 6:30 p.m.; NA. No-
where Left To Go Group 8 p.m., Open Discus-
sion.The Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is
not affiliated with any 12 step fellowships.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church 200 N.W Sec
ond St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth
St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the
fun. All types of sewing is welcome, such as
quilting, applique, embroidery, crocheting,


knitting, serging. Bring your sewing machines
if you like to sew. For more information
call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry
Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
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,
242 Hwy. 441 S.E. Okeechobee, NA. Sickest
Of The Sick Group, Basic Text, 8 p.m. The Just
for Today Club of Okeechobee is not affiliated
with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center, 412 N.W Sixth St. For
information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet
from noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion
Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact
Frank Irby at 863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will
meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-


8636 or Hazel at 863-763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W Third Ave. Everyone is
invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly
support groups for women who are, or have
been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are
held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information
call 863-763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or
Irene Luck at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes
will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics
Anonymous will meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at
the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St.
For information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-
7185.
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 to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give
one another support, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
New Beginning's meeting of Narcotics
Anonymous will be held on Tuesdays and


Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W Fifth Ave. It will be an open
discussion meeting. For more information call
Monika Alien at 863-801-3244.
AA. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Family History Center meets from 1 until
5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For
information, call The Family History Center at
863 763 6510 or Richard Smith at 863 261 5706
for special appointments.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at
Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W 6`h Ave. at 7 p.m.
For information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group welcomes all cancer patients,
survivors and supporters to attend, support
and encourage each other. We meet the
first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, (entrance is the door to the W in
front of church). Please contact Susie Pickering
at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863
763-2171 for more information.


Okeechobee Health Department


Teens targeted
with candy-flavored
cigarettes-parents
By Angela Kelly, MPH, Tobacco Prevention
Specialist Okeechobee County Health Dept.
Tobacco companies are targeting young
smokers and children with their candy and
liqueur-flavored products, and parents need
to be more aware of this outrageous and bla-
tant tactic. This shocking attempt is to addict
youth to start using candy-
flavored cigarettes, cigars,
cigarillos and smokeless
tobacco. Despite their
promise not to market their
products to young people,
numerous researchers w
found that these tactics
clearly indicate the length
that the tobacco companies
would go to in i .-i...
your children for E. .1- i...- Angela Kelly
of addiction, not to men-
tion the health consequences and financial
burden that they will face over the years. In
a study done by the Harvard School of Pub-
lic Health, in 2005, the researchers found
that cigarette makers are using new brands
of candy-flavored cigarettes to target young
people and racial/ethnic groups. To promote
their products, the researchers pointed out
that bright, colorful, stylish packaging, hip-
hop imagery and attractive people are used.
The lead researcher, Carrie Carpenter, stated
that flavoi- i ;- -.- can promote youth
smoking i',,, 1 ...... i, enable young occa-
sional smokers to become daily smokers, by
reducing the natural harshness and taste of
tobacco smoke to make the toxic chemicals
more acceptable to the smoker. The study
also indicated that research carried out by
the tobacco industry showed the manufac-


tures that they could capitalized on youths'
attractions to candy flavors, by using inno-
vative product technology, such as a flavor
pellet embedded in the filters, to deliver fruit
and liqueur flavors. The names of some of
the flavored-cigarettes developed by tobac-
co companies are Mandarin Mint, Mocha Ta-
boo, Kauai Kolada, Margarita Mixer, Warm
Winter Toffee, Twister Lime, Bayou Blast,
Beach Breezer, Smooth Fusion, Winter Mo-
cha Mint, Berry Blend, and Apple Blend.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids stat-
ed that these new candy-flavored cigarettes
clearly appeals to new smokers, of which 90
percent are teens and younger, since estab
lished smokers are not likely to give up their
favorite brands for these new cigarettes.
The flavored-cigarettes fit right in on the
shelves alongside candy bars. The flavors
candy coats the dangers of tobacco use and
addiction and are misleading to the user. It is
well documented that each day about 5,000
kids under the age of 18 try their first ciga-
rette, and more than 2,000 of them become
addicted.
Parents need to become more vigilant
in protecting your children and not to allow
the tobacco companies to continue target-
ing them with their addictive candy-flavored
tobacco products.
One group actively educating peers about
candy flavored-cigarettes is the Student
Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). SWAT is
an organization that provides an opportunity
for young people between the ages of 12-18
to participate in activities and events that ad
vocates and supports the battle between Big
Tobacco industries devious tactics. SWAT
also promotes leadership workshops, devel-
ops speaking skills, and creates opportuni-
ties for youth to grow as community lead-
ers. For more information on SWAT, call the
Okeechobee Tobacco Prevention Program
at 863-462-5781.


Submitted photo/Humane Society Pet Rescue Fl, Inc.

Pet of the Week
Crystal is a real character, she talks a lot. She is about 6 years old and
is up to date with routine shots. She is already house trained and has
been spayed. If you are interested in providing a new home for Crys-
tal, please contact the Humane Society Pet Rescue Fl, Inc. Okeecho-
bee, 863 532-1110. www.petfinder.com/shelterSearch/shelterSearch.
cgi?shelterid= FL846.




Okeechobee News


April 29, 2009


IRSC plans historic first commencement as state college


Four from Okeechobee
County graduate with
Bachelor's Degrees

Senator Ken Pruitt to serve as Com-
mencement speaker.
Indian River State College and its largest
ever graduating class of 1,796 students will
celebrate two historic firsts on Friday, May
8, 2009: the first Commencement ceremony
held as a state college and
the first Bachelor's De-
gree graduates. Forty-three
highly motivated students
will be awarded the Bach-
elor of Applied Science
degree in Organizational
Management, the Bachelor
of Applied Science degree
in Public Safety Adminis-
tration and the Bachelor of Ken Pruitt
Science degree in Nursing.
Demonstrating a strong commitment to con-
tinuing their education, the first Bachelor's
degree graduates accelerated through their
programs, with most beginning their upper-
level course work on Jan. 7, 2008, the first
day of Baccalaureate level classes at IRSC.
Four of the students graduating with
Bachelor's Degrees are Okeechobee resi-
dents:
Desiree Davis, Bachelor of Applied Sci-


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Gerard 'G' Chaplin, 43
OKEECHOBEE Gerard "G" Chaplin, age 43,
of Okeechobee, died on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.
A five year resident of Okeechobee, he is sur-
vived by parents, Charles and Eleanor Chaplin
of Stuart; fiance, Cherie Surls; two sons, Chance
Chaplin of Okeechobee, and Matthew Chaplin
of Port St. Lucie; daughters, Madison Chaplin
and step daughter, Shelby Muller, both of Okee-
chobee. In addition, he is survived by two broth-
ers, Charles R. Chaplin Jr. of Fort Myers, and
Edward R. Chaplin of Palm Beach; and two sis-
ters, Deborah C. Hoban of Marshfield, Mass.,
and Maureen Whittles of Tampa.
A memorial service will be 5:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, April 30, in Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can
be made at Seacoast National Bank in the name
of Cherie Surls.
On line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements and care are under the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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ence Degree, Organizational Management;
Lyn Randi Davis, Bachelor of Applied Sci-
ence Degree, Organizational Management;
Anibal Mull, Bachelor of Applied Science
Degree, Organizational Management; and,
Elizabeth Register, Bachelor of Science in
Nursing.
Set for 7 p.m. at Tradition Field/Mets Sta-
dium in Port St. Lucie, the Commencement
Ceremony marks the seventh consecutive
year of record class sizes. 1,753 students
earned an Associate Degree from IRSC dur-
ing the 2008/2009 school year, an increase
of 203 Associate degree graduates over last
year.
The Commencement speaker will be
State Senator Ken Pruitt, a staunch advocate
for higher education in Florida and a leader
in the establishment of the Treasure Coast as
a premier education, research and technol-
ogy region.
"Throughout his legislative career, Sena-
tor Pruitt has exhibited exceptional leader-
ship in support of education and Treasure
Coast families," said Dr. Edwin R. Massey,
IRSC President. "Through his efforts thou-
sands of students have received Bright Fu-
tures scholarships enabling them to pursue a
college education. Senator Pruitt is sincerely
committed to the expansion of higher edu-
cation opportunities in our region, and we
are honored that he will serve as the speaker
for the historic first Commencement as In-
dian River State College."


John Robert Bittner, 54
OKEECHOBEE John Robert Bittner, 55, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, April 23, 2009, in
Martin Memorial.
Born June 13, 1954 in Ak-
ron, Ohio, he had been a
resident of Okeechobee for
the past 24 years and was a
member of the Seventh Day
Adventist Church. He enjoyed
hunting.
He was preceded in death
by his mother, Mabel Carroll; and a brother,
Richard Edward Bittner.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Bittner of
Okeechobee; father, Robert Carroll of Okeecho-
bee; sons, John Bittner II (Stephanie), and Da-
vid Bozeman (Jessica); daughters, Tammie
Green (Terry), and Amy Davis (Clint), all of
Okeechobee; grandsons, Marshall Rucks of
Okeechobee, John E. Bittner, of Athens, Tenn.,
Ross Green, David Butts, and Carson Davis;
granddaughter, Abby Bozeman of Okeechobee;
brothers, Russell Bittner of Raiford, Harold Seg-
er (Glenda), and Harry Seger (Connie), both of
Okeechobee; sisters, Joanne Mason of Cape Co-
ral, Janice Holley of Jacksonville, and Kathy
Moody (Ruben) of Okeechobee; and in-laws,
Harley and Mary Kemp of Okeechobee. In addi-
tion he is survived by a host of nieces and neph-
ews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday,
April 29, from 9 a.m. until service time of 11
a.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Pas-
tor Rafael Fernandez will be officiating and in-
terment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


Ken Pruitt was elected to the House of grams, Indian River Community College
Representatives in 1990, serving as House changed its name to Indian River State Col-
Appropriations Chair for two years. In No- lege on July 1, 2008. Over 1200 IRSC stu-
vember 2000, he was elected to Florida dents are now pursuing Bachelor's degrees
Senate District 28, representing Martin, In- in Organizational Management, Public Safe-
dian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and tyAdministration, Health Care Management,
St. Lucie counties. During the Commence- Nursing, and Education in middle and high
ment ceremony, 64 outstanding graduates school math, middle school science, high
will receive transfer scholarships totaling school biology and exceptional student edu-
over $199,000 to continue their education at cation. In addition to the Bachelor's Degrees
upper-division universities and IRSC. These awarded at the Commencement Ceremony,
graduates will be awarded scholarships students will receive Associate in Arts, As-
based on academic achievement, commu- sociate in Science and Associate in Applied
nity services, and leadership thanks to the Science degrees.
generous contributions of local businesses, The rain date for the IRSC Commence-
individuals and community organizations to ment ceremony will be Saturday, May 9 at
the IRSC Foundation. 9:30 a.m. Students are advised to monitor
In accordance with the expansion of its WQCS 88.9 FM or www.irsc.edu or to call
mission to include Baccalaureate level pro- 1-866-792-4772 in case of rain.

Okeechobee IRSC students excel in

state health careers competition
The members of the Indian River State Mitchell, Indian River County, for Sports
College Chapter of Health Occupations Stu- Medicine; Robert Hall, St. Lucie County, for
dents of America (HOSA) returned from the Dental Terminology; and Julie Vanags, Bre-
HOSA State Leadership Conference with vard County, for Nutrition. Second-place
four first-place awards. HOSA is a national winners: Leon Casabona, St. Lucie County,
student organization that promotes career for Physical Therapy; Elia Lexine, St. Lucie
opportunities in the health care field. All 13 County, for Sports Medicine; Allison Czer-
IRSC students who attended the event in Or- winski, of St. Lucie County, for Nutrition;
lando will now be eligible to participate in and team members, Sara Schuman, Brevard
the HOSA National Leadership Conference County; Jennifer Cordero, St. Lucie County;
in Nashville, Tennessee on June 22-27. Amanda Vlkojan, Okeechobee County; and
First-place winners: Maris Gonzalez, St. Whitney Holmes, Okeechobee County, for
Lucie County, for Physical Therapy; Lauren Creative Problem Solving.

Main Street Clipboard


The 2009-10 Main Street Officers and Di-
rectors were elected at our General Mem-
bership Meeting on April 22. They are: presi-
dent Maureen Burroughs, owner, Sybles
Flowers & Gifts; vice president Kathleen
Shatto, Regional Commercial Lender, Sea-
coast National Bank; treasurer Terry Bur-
roughs, owner, Sybles Flowers & Gifts; sec-
retary Mary Chesley, general manager, The
Hampton Inn; promotions director Cheryl
Daniels, owner, Daniels Plumbing; design
director Renee' Mims, owner, Mims Veteri-
nary Clinic; economic restructuring director
- Mark Smith, president, Seacoast National



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Bank; arts and culture director Bridgettte
Waldau, owner, Studio of Graphic Design;
and volunteer director Linda Woloski,
Realtor, United Country MidFlorida Realty.
If you're interested in becoming a part of a
committee call 863-357-MAIN.
The Florida Blood Centers will be having
blood drive on Thursday, April 30 at Wal-
Mart and Publix from 1la.m. to 5 p.m. On
Sunday, May 3 at More to Life Church will
sponsor the drive at Osceola Middle School
from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more infor-
mation call Raye Deusinger at 863-467-2557
or 863-621-2176.






The landfill hours for
SATURDAYS will be changing.

Effective May 16, 2009,
Okeechobee Landfill, Inc.
will open at 7 am on
Saturday. This change only
applies to Saturdays
opening hours.




April 29, 2009

Community Events

Autism group holds meeting
The Okeechobee Autism Support Group
will hold a meeting on April 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Adult attendance only. For more information
contact Johanna at 863-467-0841.

Free memory loss screenings
On Friday, May 1, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. the Alzheimer's Association will spon-
sor free memory loss screenings. They will
be held at the Visiting Nurse Association,
208 S.E. Park St. Appointments are needed
please cause Donna True at 1-800-861-7826,
ext. 1. Screenings are for anyone any age
- concerned about memory loss. Screenings
conducted by staff from St. Mary's Memory
Disorder Center. Immediate results.

Spring cleaning yard sale
The Ladies Auxiliary 4137, 9985 N. Hwy
441, will hold a "Spring Cleaning" yard sale
on May 2, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Its time to
clean out your sheds and closets. You are in
vited to come and join the yard sale. The La-
dies Auxiliary would appreciate 25 percent
of your proceeds to be donated to the ladies
organization. All donations are appreciated.
For further information call 863-763-2552.

Chaka's Stars Youth
Camp registration
Are you looking for fun and excitement
to pass the hot summer days? Then Cha-
ka's Stars Summer Youth Experience may
be what you are looking for. We welcome
your child to attend our third annual six
week summer camp presented by Chaka's
Stars Foundation. Camp will be conducted
beginning on Monday, June 15 through Fri-
day, July 24, from the hours of 8:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with the
exception of Friday, July 3, in observance of
Independence Day. Registration for the Sum-
mer Day Camp will begin on Saturday, May
2, at the Douglas Brown Community Center
under the pavilion from noon until 2 p.m.
Registration is open to youth between the
ages of 6-14, space is limited. There will be
a $25 registration fee. This fee will cover the
cost of field trips and meals to be provided
on field trips along with a camp t shirt. The
weekly fees will be $10 per child. For more
information, please contact Chaka Smith
at 863-634-7424 or Terra Morris at 863-484-
2509.

The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
Personal Injury Trial Attorney
SVoted a "Super Lawyer" by his
peers in 2007, according to the
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Awarded an "AV" Peer Review
Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
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Burnin' Strings Band
holds concert
The Burnin' Strings Bluegrass Band will
hold a concert on May 2, at Buckhead Ridge
Baptist Church (turn left at Sunoco station
on Hwy 78 W, go one mile, church on the
left), from 6 until 8 p.m. Tickets are a $5 do-
nation at the door. All proceeds will benefit
the Baptist Children's HOme in Miami. For
more information call 863-357-6113.

Fundraiser to
benefit the ARC
The Cypress Hut Eagles 4509, 4701 Hwy
441 S., will hold a fundraiser on Satur-
day, May 2, for a new bus for the ARC of
Okeechobee. Activities will begin at 1 p.m.
A barbecue rib and chicken dinner will be
available for a donation of $7. Dinner will be
served at 5 p.m. For more information call
863-467-1154.

Red Cross safety classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing the following Health & Safety classes
in May:
Wednesday, May 6 -First Aid Basics @
6 p.m.
Monday, May 11 Infant/Child CPR/AED
@ 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20- Adult CPR/AED @
6 p.m.
All classes are held at their Service Cen-
ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.

Mothers day steak dinner
Treat your mother/grandmother to a rib-
eye steak dinner on Mothers Day -May 10
from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion
Post 64, 501 S.E. Second Street. Dinner in-
cludes baked potato, salad, roll and butter,
dessert, iced tea, coffee and live entertain-
ment. Public is welcome. Dinner is available
for a $12 donation. Mothers and grandmoth-
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American Legion holds
annual election
The American Legion Post 64 will holds
its annual election of officers for 2009-10,
on May 12, from noon until 7 p.m. Voters
must have a current 2009 membership card
to vote. Members can pay 2009 dues prior
to voting if they have not paid dues ($32).
For more information contact John Munger,
Bob Keebler or Dallas Creech at 863 763
2950. Ballots will be available at registration
desk on that date.

National Scrapbooking Day
celebration set
Saturday, May 2, is "National Scrapbook-
ing Day." This celebration was started in
1994, by Creative Memories, a well-known
album company. Our local scrapbook group,
known as, "Croppin' Crew" will be celebrat-
ing on this day. We will meet at Treasure Is-
land Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
There will be a number of demonstrations
and make-n-take projects throughout the
day. One of the make-n-takes will be a gift
cardholder using heat embossing. All levels
of scrapbookers are invited to join us for the
day. Bring a covered dish if you wish to par
ticipate in our covered dish luncheon. If you
need more information you can call Joan at:
863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.


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Woman of

the Year
ABWA President Karin Ammons
presents certificate to Woman of
the Year, Cecilia Elliott, Vice Presi-
dent, at the March program meet-
ing. This award is special because
the recipient is selected by her
peers in the Women of Tomorrow
Chapter. Each year, one member is
honored for not only her achieve-
ments and contributions in the cur-
rent year but also for her continu-
ing contributions to the chapter.
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speech contest for the Fifth graders of Okeechobee. Students presented a
speech to judges and were scored on physical presence (standing straight/
good eye contact), voice quality (speaking clearly/slowly), speech topic (in-
troduction/conclusion) and length of speech. All first place winners from the
contest will be submitted by video to IRSC for final selection of the Okeecho-
bee County winner. At Osceola Middle School on April 27, were: Judges
Kelly Harrell, Maureen Budjinski and Teresa Chandler; back row: Mathew
Coleman, School Resource Officer Michael Bobrowski, Jakayla Moore, Gi-
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2009. The conference purpose was to inform
it's members and celebrate the history and
volunteer work of the society. The Florida
chapters raised and presented over $35,000
for the Haley House project that helps pro-
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were; Kathleen Turner a Junior at Okeecho-
bee High School and her sister, Elizabeth
Turner a Sophomore. Both are daughters
of George and Julie Alexander Turner of
Okeechobee. Kathleen, by special invita-
tion as been asked to serve as a paige at the
National DAR Continental Congress Confer
ence the week of 4th of July, 2009. Both girls
are prospective members of the Children of
the American Revolution (CAR), a sister or-
ganization to the DAR. Any young man or
woman can become members of the CAR
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Okeechobee Chapter Regent Betsy
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Impact Cheerleading Camp
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which includes lunch each day and snacks.
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Girls suffer

softball loss

in district

tournament
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The girl's softball season ended in dis-
appointing fashion Wednesday night when
the Lady Brahmans two year run as district
champs was ended by arch rival Jensen
Beach, 3-0.
Okeechobee couldn't get any offense go-
ing against the Lady Falcons. Brianna Parker
pitched a five hitter and struck out eight to
lead Jensen. Christen Moon did the damage
at the plate with two hits, a triple and two
runs scored.
Jensen improved to (20-3) while
Okeechobee fell to (14-9).
Tuesday night Okeechobee got a com-
bined no hitter from Harrell and Courtney
Wilson and shut out Fort Pierce Westwood
11-0. Okeechobee pounded out 10 hits and
watched the Lady Panthers make six fielding
errors. Okeechobee pitchers combined for
seven strikeouts.
At the plate, Stevens went 2 for 3 with
two RBIs, a run scored and three stolen bas-
es. Ashtyn Brown was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Leanna Cotton, Taylor Douglas and Emily
McCullough all had one hit for Okeecho
bee, (14-8). Harrell had two hits at the plate,
along with two runs scored and a stolen
base. Victoria Blevins added an RBI triple.
Community Event

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Okeechobee Main Street invites you to their
Monthly Mixer on Tuesday, May 12 from 5 7
p.m. This month's Main Street mixer is being
hosted by the Accident Law Offices of Philip
DeBerard, located at 114 North Parrott Avenue,
Okeechobee. This is a great networking op-
portunity for the businesses and citizens of
our area. Whether you have a new or old busi-
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Combined no hitter


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Jonathan Crawford was only asked to
get the boys baseball team off to a good
start as they faced winless Glades Central
in the first round of the District 14-4A tour-
nament Monday night in Fort Pierce.
Crawford did more than that as he and
two relievers no hit the hapless Raiders,
(0-13), as Okeechobee won 16-0.
You would think a coach would want
to talk about pitching after a no hitter, but
Okeechobee County Dylan Tedders was
more talkative about his offense, which
pounded out 13 hits.
"We came out and swung the bat. I
liked our approach. We tried to hit the ball
down and hard, and hit hard ground balls
and line drives. The question is can we take
that into tonight."
Okeechobee advanced to play Lincoln
Park Academy on Tuesday night in a state
qualifier, semifinal game. Lincoln Park
(15-8) defeated Suncoast 10-0 in another
first round game. Fort Pierce Westwood
won the other first round game, 1-0, over
Forest Hill.
Glades Central wasn't much of a con
tender this year. They were swept by
Okeechobee and didn't score a run in the
three games played.


Tedders said Lincoln Park will provide
a stiff test. Okeechobee has defeated the
Greyhounds three times in a row, include
ing a win in last year's tournament. This
year Okeechobee defeated LPA 2-1 and
5-1. Cameron Tewksbury has defeated LPA
three consecutive times. He got the start
on the mound Tuesday. "I think LPA is a
fast ball hitting team and Cameron has a
good curve ball. He's pitched well against
them."
Okeechobee got four hits apiece from
Brice Buckner and Dustin Stokes. Buckner
had a two run homerun and a triple. Stokes
had a double and a triple. Crawford, Joey
Voss, and Cameron Tewksbury each had
two hits for Okeechobee (15-10).
Okeechobee got off to a good start in
the first as Crawford hit a two run double
and Voss an RBI single for a quick 3-0 lead.
Okeechobee scored five more in the sec-
ond and six runs in the third to put the
game out of reach.
Mike Minondo picked up the win in re
lief with two scoreless innings. Freshman
Austin Hamilton pitched a scoreless fifth to
finish off the game.


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Fires burn backhoe, 01


threaten buildings


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Approximately $70,000 in property dam-
age was done last Friday after a fire gutted
a 1995 Lincoln backhoe at 7320 N.W. 240th
Street Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
said.
A fire report from paramedic Terry Par-
rish said equipment failure caused the fire.
The report noted the backhoe was fully in
volved and the engine fully burned when
firemen arrived just before 3 p.m. Friday. The
operator reported that he noticed hydraulic
fluid leaking and a fire in the engine area. He
called fire officials on 911.
One fire truck and two firemen were on
the scene for about two hours. There were
no injuries reported.


A brush fire on Sunday, April 26, kept
firemen busy for nearly four hours on N.W
386th Street in the Viking subdivision. Some
$5,500 in property damage was reported as
two buildings were damaged, and five other
buildings threatened during the fire which
burned more than 50 acres.
The fire report from Parrish stated that
six units and nine firemen, including a plow
and helicopter from the Florida Division of
Forestry, responded to battle the blaze.
The report noted firemen saw a large
column of smoke coming from the fire area
as they arrived just after 5 p.m. Sunday.
They protected two structures and had DOF
plows surround that fire, before they tackled
the main fire.
Parrish said an unknown person caused
the fire. There were no injuries reported.


So far, no swine flu in Florida


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
While the threat of swine flu is growing,
as of newspaper press time there were no
confirmed cases in Florida.
"So far we have no cases reported in
Florida," Mitch Smeykal of the Okeechobee
County Health Department said of swine flu.
The Florida Department of Health stated that
as of Tuesday afternoon, April 28 there were
no confirmed cases of swine flu in Florida.
However, an e mail from Michael
Faulkner, the county's emergency manage
ment director, reported an unconfirmed
case of swine flu suffered by a tourist from
Mexico visiting the Disney attractions in Or-
lando.
What should local residents do? Be aware
of what's going on and take common sense
precautions. Follow the lead of President
Obama.
"We are closely monitoring the emerg-
ing cases of swine flu in the United Sates,"
the president said in a statement released by
the White House on Monday, April 27. "And
this is obviously a cause for concern and re-


quires a heightened state of alert. But it's not
a cause for alarm."
The most important thing to do as a
precaution is wash your hands often with
soap and water or use alcohol-based hand
cleansers. Cover your nose and mouth with
a tissue when you sneeze or cough. Throw
the tissue in the trash after use. Avoid con
tact with anyone who appears sick. If you
get sick, stay away form others.
The symptoms include fever, cough,
sore throat, body aches, headache, chills
and fatigue. If you have any of these signs,
see your health care provider. Typically, flu
strikes young children and elderly. However,
the current strain of flu is affecting adults
and is spreading through human to human
contact.
As of 11 a.m. ET Tuesday, April 28 the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
reported a total of 64 cases of swine flu in
the United States. California has 10 cases,
Kansas, two cases, New York City, 45 cases,
Ohio, one case and Texas, six cases.
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By Charles M. Murphy 10.8 percent. Still the unemployment rate is
Okeechobee News almost double the rate of March, 2008, 5.7
percent.
32fewerpeoplecollectedunemployment Glades County had 398 people out of
during March according to the latest report work in March, a rate of 7.9 percent. In Feb-
from the Florida Agency for Workforce Inno- ruary there were 402 people out of work, a
ovation, Labor Market Statistics Center, Local rate of 8.0 percent. There were 4,664 people
Unemployment Statistics Program. employed in March and 4,631 in February.
2,001 collected unemployment in March The unemployment rate in Glades County
in Okeechobee County compared to 2,033 is sharply higher over 2008. In March, 2008,
in February. There were 16,590 people em- 218 people were out of work, a rate of 4.6
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Free to good home only.
(863)763- 067/447-1045



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WHEREABOUTS OF Clam
Addison Crawford, Jimmy
Crawford or Lois Addison
Shiver. Please Call Alta Ad-
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Facilitator, pt for Strong
Fathers/Strong Families in
Okee Cunty. required
with exp. in human servic-
es, psychology, or related
field or educational pa
renting group.
EOE/DFWP
Fax resume to CASTLE
(772) 465-6013
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MUST be experienced. Need-
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Mail resume to: PO Box
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SFri only. No Phone calls.
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Betty.

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DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)4672917
or(863)261-6425
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Painting, Repairs, Carpen-
try
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775




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1713 Hwy 441 N. Ste E
863-467-8771
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Five Guys
Burgers & Friesn
Fresh Ground Beef
(Never Frozen)
(863)357-8732
Fax (963)357-8733
302N. Parrott Ave.
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ANTIQUE Washbowl cabi-
net marble top and Steam-
er Trunk $500 for both or
will separate
(863)763-4700



FREEZER 5 Cu. ft. Ken-
more. Excellent condition
$75. (863)467-0658
FREEZER uprgt 6100/or
best offer (83 830
(863)697-8539


GE GLASS top self meaning
Stove, Okee. White stove
black top with black can-
trols. $900/neg.
(863)447-0689
HEIER PORTABLE washing
machine Quiet. $250/neg.
(863)447-0689
REFRIGERATOR GE 24.9
cu.ft Almond ood condi-
tion $200. (863)612-5333
REFRIGERATOR Whril-
pool 21 CU.ft. white good
coniton $225.
(863)612-5333
WASHER/DRYER GE, ex-
cellent condition, $1200 for
both, will sell separately.
(863)693-3982




COFFEE POT Farberware,
stainless 2-4 cups, like new
$10. (863)467-861 Okee
MICROWAVE Kenmore
full size in ood working
condition. $25/or best of-
fer. (863)675-1410



LADIES 3 SPEED 'TREK"
bike has balloon tires, cost
$400 asking $275
(08763)763-3796 27




NEW WHITE 12' VINYL
SOFFITS 2 BOXES TRIPLE
4" PTS12V $150.
(561)371-1027
SCAFFOLDING -5 FT $20
AND 6 FT. $30
(863)610-2206




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



BUNK BEDS Metal w/ lad-
der. $100/or best offer.
(863)673-5704
BUNKBED LaBelle. white
Metal w/ ladder. 0125/or
best offer. (863)673-5704


BUNKBEDS Labelle. Metal
w/ queen on bottom and
full on top w/ ladder.
$100/or best offer
(863)673-5704

CRIB Crib quality wood
on wheels. Maress include
ed. $100/or best offer.
(863)673-5704
CRIB LaBelle. Crib of high
quality wood on wheels w/
mattress and Disney Interi-
or accessories $100/or best
offer. (863)673-5704
CRIB- Labelle. Quality wood
on wheels w/ mattress,
$100/or best offer
(863)673-5704
EDDIE BAUER Wooden
HIghchair Natural Wood
White ra Excellent
condition. so available.
$50. (863)634-0245



CLOTHES BABY Boys 0-12
mths $75/or best offer.
(863)763-4902
MENS JEANS Price for all
three pairs. Sizes 40W,
30/32L (Okeechobee area)
$10. (863)763-6131
MENS SHORTS Several
pairs, excel cond, sies
L/XL/38/40 (Okee) $16/will
sep. (863)763-6131




DELL COMPUTER Fast XP
Pro, 10 1 1 gb ram,
DVDrw, new LCD $275.
(863)517-2782
DESKTOP COMPUTER
Educational K-6, Games,
XP, fast. Call Tony $99.
(863)517-2782



1YR.OLD QUEEN Sleeper
Couch Black-doth Good
Condition Call before 9
PM $300. (863)763-8562
AWESOME DESIGNER
Wicker Din.Arm Chais (6)-
This a steal, Will NOT
Separate! $600.
(863)357-5773
CHAIR/STOOL LARGE
Choc. Brown Good Cond -
$50. (863)763-4902


CHINA CABINET Nice chi
na cabinet Two doors at
bottom and small drawe
inside. $150/neg.
(863)634-1343
COFFEE & End Tables pine
w/iron legs,6 m old great
conad. call for pics
$300/neg. (863)581-4332
DINING TABLE Older
large dining table. Needs to
be refurbihed. 4 chairs.
$100/neg. (863)634-1343
KING SIZE bed four
foster, mirrored ceiling and
eadboard, drawers under-
neath, LaBelle $150.
(863)517-1663
LARGE MIRROR 42 x 30
Beautiful ornate gold
ramed. Ecelent condi
tion. 40. (863)763-0201
LEATHER CHAISE tan
$750/r best offer.
(863)634 -3333
(863)801-1614
MARTHA STEWART
PATIO ROCKERS (2) $80
or will separate.
(863)763-5265
NICE QUEEN size Wood
Headboard/Foot/sides 4
metal rails. No mattress.
$110 (863)763-0524
POOL TABLE Coper Pool
Table $500. (863)7 3-0818
QUEEN SIZE Solid wood
headboard w/etched mir-
or, shelves, good cond,
$75 Diane (863)801-3412
SERTA KING SIZE BED -
excellent condition, $300
(239)246-9030
SLEEPER SOFA w/chair -
Good Condtion. $150.
(616)481-2462
Small round kitchen table
and four chairs $65.00
(863)763-5265
Sofa Bed, nice, clean, on
wheels $300 OBO
863-983-6748
WALL UNIT Holds 36"TV
solid oak $150/or best of-
fer. (863)674-0281



ASTRA A60 .380 ammo -
high capacity concealed
carry with 450 rounds and
extras. $485.
(863)673-3893


COLLECTOR Will buy hand
uns and pistols.
?63)697-6095
COLT POCKET Nine Rare
Colt 9mm. Two mags. n-
fired. Consider trades.
$850/or best offer.
(863)634-7157
HOMAK 10 gun safe
$140. (561)261-6417
JENNINGS BRYCO 9mm
pistol Compact pistol in
good condition. Comes
with 2 magazines. $150.
(863)801-4864
SIMMONS SCOPE $80.
(561)261-6417
TAURUS TITANIUM .357 -
LNIB 6 shot concealed car
ry. $525. (863)673-3893




CARDIO FLIGHT SLIDER -
$40 CALL (863)357-2485

HOT TUB Hot Tub, Newly
Rebuilt! 4-5 person,
120VolI. $1500/or best of-
fer. (863)612-0200
PROFORM MOMENTUM
Elliptical with Preset Work-
outs Work both your
upper and lower body with
this compact, affordable fit-
ness machine. $350/or
best offe (863)634-5506



DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT
Ring 1 carat Round Cut
Selataire, White Gold, Tif-
fany Setting $1700.
(863)517-1518



ELECTRIC MOBILITY
Scooter $500 also for sale
electric ft for sale.
(863)532-1325



ACHY BONES, Very relaxing
Jacuzzi hot tub, has all the
bells & whistles, loaded
$1000 or will trade for
equil value (863)763-7174
GOLDSTONE TIRES (4) -
These are Militay tires like
new. 9.00-16. Ask for Tom-
my. $150. (863)697-8868




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HIGH TECH CLEAN AIR
Machines 2- Like new,
black tower model. $175.
(863) 763-3932
HOME THEATER System -
Koss, DVD, LaBelet $75.
(863)517-1663
METAL DRUMS 55 gal.
steel barrels, used once
10. (634 863)467-7415
86)634-4179
ROCK WALL/STAIR AND
CURVED SLIDE FOR KIDS
JUNGLE GYM $150/will
ep. (863)357-3092
(863)634-2382
WATER SYSTEM Com-
plete, 1.5hp pomp, water
softener, Pressure tank.
New $1250. Asking $650.
(863)763-3932
WEIGHT MACHINE All in
one Nordictrack $450.
(863)612-5333




KIMBALL PIANO older
but n excellent condition
$450 (863)357-2485

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BIRD CAGE Great shape.
Large 4030"x72. New
$450; 1 yr old. LaBelle
$200. (305)394-4903
BORDER COLLIE PUP -
Male, 4 months old, up to
date, approved home.
$100. (863)610-7824
FREE KITTENS Free Kit-
tens to good homes. Calli-
co/ riger Striped mix. $0.
(863)634-1207
GERMAN SHEPHERD Full
Blooded free to good
home. Call for details. $0.
863)697 -1702
863)467-0566
REPTILE CAGE wooden
cage with front glass
doors, on movable frame.
71"x24"x42". $400/or best
offer. (863)824-2213
SALT WATER AQUARIUM -
125 gallon, all pumps, 1fil-
ters, inclds custom wood
stand $800 (863)634-3312
WELSH PONY Saddle & 2
Saddle Pads Included. Ver
good w/shildren. $1050
863-673-5159



PENTAX K1000 with
50mm lens, $99.
(863)674-0647










ming pool, Hayood 120
with cartridges $5/or best
offe125. (863)674-0281

POOL PUMP inground
pool pump good condition
was off the church pool
$250. (863)610-0521


WEIDER PROCLUB weight
bench w/3001b weight set -
call after 3pm $300.
(863)885-1172

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NC SURROUND Sound Re-
ceiver Dolby Pm Logic.
100 watts/channel. Remote
control. Instruction book.
$30. (863)763-0201
POWER AMPLIFIER Jen-
sen amplifer 400watts 4ch
bridgeable $115/or best of-
fer. (863)634-2191
POWER AMPLIFIER -
pyramid amp 2ch 240
watts works great $100/or
best offer. (863)634-2191
TECHNIQUES 5 SPKER
STEREO SYSTEM 2 cass.
player, 5 CD plyr, glass door
cabinet $500
(863)467-0234



CONSOLE TV Good work-
ng edition. 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)610-2772



DRILL PRESS Craftsman,
Bench Top, 1/2 in. Chuck,
Like New. $55.
(561)573-3499
GENERATOR 6500 Watts
Commercial Unit, Robin
Wisconsin, Electric or
Manual Start Runs Great.
$350. (561)573-3499
MK100 DIAMOND Wet
Saw ile saw with stand.
2yrs old Great shape. $325.
( )824-0145

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



PIONEER DVD Recorder -
Record TV onto blank
DVD's. Excellent condition
w/ instruction manual.
$100. (863)447-9762



FLORIDA ART A.E. Back-
us, H. Newton, A. Hair, G.
Buckner, Highwaymen Big
$$ (772 562-5567
LOOKING TO BUY Mobile
home clam shell awnings
1- 6' x 2'.8", 1- x 2' and
2- 4' x 2' Call
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SPRING TOOTH 3 Point
Harrow heavy duty $200
(863)610-2206



HAY RING Heavy Duty
Plastic. $430 neg.
863-674-1181 or
863-673-5159
MINIATURE DONKEY Jack -
11 months old.loves peo-
ple, ve willing.UTD on
shots $60. (863)357-1945



BIRD DETERRENT Neting
9 rolls each 17'x 150'
long. Brand new. Located
in LaBelle. $500/or best of-
fer (954)816-6159

CUB CADET MOWER -
ZERO TURN MOWER, 50
CU, 22 H, ONLY 40 HRS
LIKE NEW. $14060/firm.
(863)477-6064

FORD TRACTOR 2810
2810 FORD TRACTOR
LOADER DIESEL 3 POINT
HITCH FTO CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWISTON
AREA $3800/or best offer.
(305)370-5647
HUSKY DUMP Lawn cart
10 Cu. Ft. $55
(863)763-0524

HUS VARNA RIDING
MOWER- 42" cut, w/ul
trailer, $500
(863)467-0234
RIDING MOWER Sim-
plicity, 42" cut. Manual in-
cluded. $325 (863)675-7080
ZERO TURN Commerical
Mower Bunton, 50" cut,
25 HP Kohler, works great!
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Basswood 2/1, tile
throughout, no pets, $650
mo, st $650 Sec.
863) 763-7301 or
(863)697-1623 Anytime
BEAUTIFUL SAMANTHA'S
GARDEN APTS- Town,
2br/2ba, WD, $850 mo. +
$500. sec. (863)634-5780
CLOSE TO TOWN: 2BR.
Only $750 month includes
water. Pets oka u n ap-
proval. Call 561-2554377

KINGS BAY (Two) 2/2,
$695 per mo st + $695 Sec,
no pets. (863)763-7301 or
(863) 697-1623

OKEE Huge, Clean, 2br
2ba $725 mo. Caid
772-215-0098


BASSWOOD Newer 3/2/1
W&D hookup, big yard,
$1000 mo, 1stlast & sec
Avail 6/1/09
(863)697-2795
BLUE HERON 4BR, 2BA.
Lease with option to buy.
$1700 Mo. Call
(863)634-7722
FT DRUM 1/1 on eight
acres, new cabinets and
carpet $600 month & $400
deost. 912) 224-4658 or
(734) 637-2607
House on Water 4128 SE
27th St., Okeechobee,
1B0R1eA, 10x20 screened
porch, dock, storage shed,
$775 mo. + $500 sec. dep.
& util. (561)714-4050
IN TOWN -2.5 BR, 1B
New carpet & porcelain,
w/W&D hook up, lawn
serve. Non-smk. env., Small
pet ok. $750 mo. + $500
sec. 941-504-3954
KINGS BAY 2BR, 2BA, 2
Car garage. Lease with op-
tion to by. $1000 mo. Call
(863)634-7722
LAKE OKE ECHOBEE: Mod-
ern 3BR/2.5BA, 1 car garage,
+ cottage. Price neg. Call
(772) 359-1640
LEAVE THE CITY Live in
the county! 3/2 Share 20
acres. Horses welcome!
Call Buz (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 1BR, 1A,
904 SW 7th Ave. $600/mo.
+ deposit & utilities. Call
863-397-7947.
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 n (61)248-3888
or (863)599-0156
R-BAR 4/2/2, $1295 mo.
1st & sec., must have ref's,
sell or 205,000.
863-801-9163
TREASURE ISLAND 2/2
Turn Key, Parn, dock,
$1150 mo. Sat. TV + $120
of elec. pd. 772-287-7407



WANTED TO RENT Fur-
nishod 1 or 2 bdr, from Dec
15-2009 thin Mar
31st-2010. Must Be CLEAN.
Have 2 bikes, carport, pool,
util paid. Brochure to Mary
King 2017 East Highland
Circle, Mora MN, 55051.
Incl Cost-No pets Non
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Orange Blossom Ranches -
$99900. 3/2 on dbl lot
built in 2000, excellent
cond. Call Steve
(863)801-1739


QUICK SALE Oak Park area
4BR 2BA Fenced, Iriga-
tlon, Water Treated. Call
863)697-1077 for info.






OKEECHOBEE
Fri May 1st (8am-lpm) &
Sat May 2nd
(8am-2pm),5410 NE 53rd
Way R-Bar Estates. Boys &
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WAREHOUSE FOR RENT
4 80' or upto 20 X 80
Call for information
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BEST VALUE IN TOWN!
For Rent: 2/1 apartment
Unit newly remodeled. Locat-
ed 12 miles north of Okee-
hobee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash & lawn
maintenance included. No
Pets! $495 Move in special.
M-F (863)467-2982
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Dbl.
Wide 2 BR, 2 BA, C/Ar.
$500 mo. 3 BR, 2 EA,
C/Air. $600 mo. No pets.
(863)763-4031
CABIN 1/1,$475. MO +
Sec & elec also 1/1 RV,
BHR $400 mo. + Sec & elec.
55+ Comm (863)763-7164
DBL WIDE 3BR, 2BA,
refig, W/D & water, carport,
large lot $800/mo. 1 y
lease & 1 mo. sec.
(863)467-5616.
DOUBLEWIDE 2/2 Unfur-
nished mobile e screen
perch in quiet neighborhood.
Call (863)634-7231

MOBILE HOME- 1BR/1 BA,
all utilities. $600 mo.
Call 863-763-2098 or
863-610-1092

RIVER ACRES, 2BR/1.5BA,
Single, on Kissimmee River,
$600/mo. + sec. & electric.
Yearly lease. (863)467-5616



Attention! BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
DEW DROP INN nice 14 x
48 mob home w/ Fla room,
8761 Hwy 78W #17, Call
(618)384-6240
Factody repo. Home must
be sold. Looking for a deal
on a new mobile home.
This is it, call 863-673-4325
SINGLE WIDE, In a 55+
Park. 2BR, 1'BA, 12x28'
Florida Rm. Move in ready!
$22,000 (863)763-3918


Used doublewide, largest
mobile home available.
32x80, 4br/2ba wih fire-
place. Only $45,900 on
your lot. Cash does talk.
Setp and a/c induded.
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AIRBOAT HULL Apache
12; with good trailer cage
work, no motor $1000 or
bestoffer. (863)357-5754
ALUMACRAFT 17 FT 1990
- 17' Alum Bass, great
trolling motor. All new
wiring. Fair 40 HP Susu-
k. Good bsailer. $3K or
will trade for 20' to 24'
pontoon with trailer
and good motor. Call
evening after 6. $3000.
(863)228-7126
ALUMINUM JON BOAT -
$250 or best offer
(863)801-1272
GLASSPORT BOAT 19' -
with trailer, cover and 150
HP Mercury motor $3900
(863)357-7936

JOHN BOAT ALUM. Select -
nice straight 12' v-hull,
trailer, title $450.
(863)467-7415

JON BOAT 10FT, w/tailer
and 4.5hp Johnson motor
All in great condition, $800
(863)467-4551
MEYERS 12' ALUM ROW
BOAT asking $200
(863)675-7080

TWO Aluminum V Hull
Boats, 12 t & 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. $2500.
863-990-4714

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

NUWA HITCH HIKER 1990
- 34 ft., 2 slides, oak cu-
boards and woodwork.
Nice. $4000/flrm.
(218)340-8897
(218)340-7756




ANTIQUE OUTBOARD MO-
TOR 1936 JOHNSON
GOOD CONDITION FOR
THE COLLECTOR $200.
(863)824-0801


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



HONDA BIG RUCKUS 2006
- 250 CC SCOOTER PER-
FECT CONDITION 5000
MILES,EXTRA FEATURES
$4650. (863)824-0801

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MOTORIZED BICYCLE -
w/2 cycle engine, great
mileage and lots of fun
$300 irm (863)467-4551
before 5/18
SUZUKI 2001 GZ250 -
2002 Intruder Both Red
low miles, $4000 for both
Call (863)697-3656
YAMAHA R6 2007 Low
Miles,60Bcc, Yamaha Blue
color, Great Condition.
$4500. (863)517-1518




CLUB CAR Select Recond.
Lifted, Alu.Box, new Batter-
ies & more $3500.
(863)673-4660
FOUR WHEELER '98 4x4
Bad engine. $625
(239)693-2790
HONDA 3 Wheeler 1983
in excellent cond. Shaft
drive, hi/low range reverse
$1300bo (863)697-9616
POLARIS ATV 500 2002 -
Sportsman 500 needs work
good motor $1000/or best
offer. (863)467-7123
SUZUKI VINSON 500 2007
- 4x4 automatic with 4
maxxis mudilla mud tires
included. $4000/or best of-
fer. (863)675-2148
(863)675-3896
THOR Select 2 atv hel-
mets size 34 mens motor-
cycle pants $11/will sep.
(239)851-5675
VW SANDRAIL BUGGY Se-
lect manual ans, w/ -
te, exta set of back tires
$603. (863)673-0057
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CHEVROLET CAMARO
1994 Air bags, anti-lock
brakes bucket seats, V-6,
a/c, alloy whis. Auto. Rear
defrost, tinted windows
$1500/or best offer.
(863)634-6335
863)634-7568
CHEVROLET STATION
WAGON 1991 -9 passen-
ger, 84 K miles, cold a/c,
runs great $3500.
(863)467-8292
CHEVY CAMARO 1994 -
Needs motor work. Asking
$1500 or best offer Call for
details. (863)634-7568


FORD MUSTANG 1988,
Runs great, cold a/c all
orgina, 4 cyl, auto $1000
FIRM (863)484-2128
FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
As is not running, Trans
good, interior good $600 or
best offer (863)634-3200
FORD WINDSTAR 1999,
As is, not running, iteor
good $600 or best offer
(863)634-3200
LEXUS ES 300 1995,
Leather interior, 128k
miles, ONLY $1800
(863)697-2557



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



CHEVY BLAZER 1979 350,




inches lit, 39.5 scampers,
truck runs and drives call
for details $3000/or best
offer (863)634-5289
(863)634-5278
JEEP WRANGLER 1989-
must sell! v6, 5 spd, CD
plyr, custom bumpers, gar-
( 3)634-2131
JEEP WRANGLER 1995-
4X4, AUTO, NEW TOP,
RUNS GREAT, $4500.
(239)633-7173
OTHER SAMURI 1986-
350eng, 21.5x16.1, auto-
matic, wench, w/ title
$5000. (863)673-0057
(83)673-2558



GOLF CART Selet gas
powered, new tu ires, 10
inch lift, sunroof, runs
great, like new condition.
call I'll e-mail a picture.
$2400. (561)7T3-4755
(561)662-8279
GOLF CART CLUB CAR 1
elec $1350, 1 Gas $1850,
both excellent condition,
(863)467-2824



DODGE DUMP TRUCK
D350 1985 1985
DODGE D350 DUALLY
DUMP BODY RUNS
GOOD V8- 4SPT
1,800.00 O.B.O CALL
305-370-5647 CLEWIS-
TON AREA $1800.
(305)370-5647
FORD ECHNOUNE 350
DIESEL 1993 Ford
Echoline 350 Diesel 14 foot
refrigerated box. $3000/or
best offer. (239)867-4341
(786)514-8448



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)462-1564










FORD RIMS "NEW" F-15
6 LUG 18" ALUM. $350/or
best offer. (863)634-1545

FOUR TIRES 13.5 x 16, 5
lug rirs $200
(863)763-8085

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

PANASONIC CD Changer/
Player 99-06 V.W. Golf.
Magazines & pig tail inc.
$25/flrn. (863)357-0344

PARTS 300/6 cyl. tyranny,
various other parts. $800
for all, will sep. Call for
more info. (561)902-7840

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or doset in
today's classified.

RUNNING GEAR 1/2 TON
$150 (863)763-8085 OR
863-697-1120

SPEED SPRAYER Small
on trailer with wawn and
boom, sprayer nozzles, hp
engine $300 neg
(863)763-1370

TONEAU COVER Nice ARE
fiberglass cover for small
p/u truck. Have spare sl0
parts also $275/or best of-
fer. (863)634-7157

TRANSMISSION AXOD
transmission for a 3.0Liter
$250/ng. (863)228-5789
(863)228-6766

TRANSMISSION AND MO
TOR for 94 NIsan Sentra
95K mlnes, $506
(863)610-1593




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

CHEW PICKUP 1989 -
v-8 full size ext cab 8ft bed
runs good $2000/or best
offer. (863)673-2250

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

FORD F100 1970 Three
speed on column $850/or
best offer. (863)697-2080

FORD F150 CUSTOM
1977 Sheetmetal exc, no
tailgate. Ong 302 W/ '84
AOD. $950/neg.
(863)342-4220

GMC C70 '88 with lift,
boom and dump bed, gas
engine, $2000
(863)763-1370

TOYOTA TACOMA 2001 -
RUNS PERFECT, 127K MI,
A/C, LINER, TOOL BOX,
$4500. (239)633-7173




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




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


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319238 ON 4/29,5/1,3/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee Couny Board of County nmmssmners will hold publr
hearings on the Note of Change to e Okeeobee County Comprehen-
..a P Amendment and the East West Conveyance Proe by South lor
.a Water Magemen Dr on Mursday, 7, 200 at 9'00 a at
the Health Department Audiodrum, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Flonrida,
Any person deidng to appeal any deson made by the Board of County
Commrssners wCe respect to any matter considered at is meebng w
need a record orf the proceeding, and that for such purpose, he or she
will need to ensure that a verbam reord of such po edings is made,
which record shall includee fte esmony and evidence upon w.ch fe ap-
peal is to be based,
In a.odan wb1 the Amedrans wel Diabllls Act (ADA) and Fl=nda
tatute 266,l persons with dabbles needing spel accommodan to
parbopate in th proxdmig should 81ntact L Sham or Betsy Sheeld,
no later than two (2) working days pr to the prSeedir g at
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1-800-222-3448 voice) or 1-8-447-5620 (TTY)
alf BttsJn, Chaioman
Board of County Commisioners
Sharon Robetson Clerk
Board of County C-ommrssoners
319205 ON 4/29/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE INETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000520
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaenff,
PAUL D. BUSHES, et al,
Deendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERY IVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage ore-
dosure dated Ap 08, 2009 and entered in Case No 47-2008-C000520
of the Circut Cout of the NINETEENTd Judlal Clrcut in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Floda when WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, I the Plamff
and PAUL D BUSHEE; DNI A BUSHES WALLS FARGO BANK, N A ;
are the Defendants I wll sell to the hhest and bet bdder for cash at
JURY ASEMBLY ROM, 2ND FLOOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTs JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 NW. 3RDSTREE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at L1:00
AM, on the 13 d of Mary, 2009, the following descnbed property as
set foh in aid FIl Judgment.
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT
10, SECTION 22, ASTO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPA-
NYPLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 1
THROUGH 3E, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS O OEE-
COBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SUBJECT TO A ROA AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACRcOSS 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 282ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 14972
Any peron claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than property owner as of the date ofhe e Lm Penders mus1 i1e a
dam within sixty (60) days after sle
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of th Court on Apri 16, 009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circud Court
By: /s/andra L. Crmh
Deputy Clerk
318478 ON 4/22,29/2009

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Spubic auction to be held a
Gilbert Chevrlet Co lac ated
3550 Highway 441 E, okeeobee,
L 3974on May 2009 tobe
at 9:00 a.m 10:00 a.m. or unpad
nech an ad storage bll
Pursuant to Flonda Statue 713 585
vehile descdri tn belw:
200 Cheolet Malibu
1G1ZH57B48F2279S6
No checks accepted. Cash Only e
eller resres the right of fial bid,
All sle a Final N refund ll be
made. Vehie ill be sold S IS.
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Okeechobee News




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACtiON
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-O00039
CITIBANK, N.A., AS IRUSEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS
II INC,, BEAR STEARNS ALT-A
RIUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES
Plaaintiff,
DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DANIEL E. REARDON, t al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FOECLOURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN uruant to a Final Judgment o Mortgage Fore-
dosure dated April 08 2009 and entered in Ca No 47-2008-CA-000539
of the ircuit court of the NINETEENTH Judical circuit in and for OKEE-
mOBEE Coun, Fiorida wherein CTBANK N., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENT II INC,
BEAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CArES SERIES 2006-4, is the Plamff and DANIEL REARDON A/KA DAN-
IEL REASON CATHERINE REARDON A/IKA CATHERINE L. REARDON
GUENTER GOER TENANT #1 TENANT #2, TENAT 3 AND TENA
#4 are Ue Deendants, I will sel to the highs and best bidder for cash
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER 312 N.W 3RD STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
r1'so AM, on the 13th day of May, 2e 9, fe following desobed proper-
t aet forth in said Final Judgment,
LOT 2, GREEN HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOO 6, PAGE 94, PUBLIC RECORDS O OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A S851 SE 128TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any peron dalmg an inert in the rplus rom the sale, if any, other
than the poperowner as of the dae of the Us Pendens must file a
dalm w sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNEss MY HAND and the 1 of this Court on Apnl 16, 009.
Sharon Roherton
Clerk of the Orcult Court
By: /s/ Sandra L Crech
Deputy Clerk
318477 ON 4/22,29,5/6/2009

IN THE afRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTl, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008,CA01440
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plainbff,
ANNA FEHRINGER A/K/A ANNAM.
FEHRINGER, et al,
Defendantss,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgge Fore-
dure dated Apri 08 2009 and entered in Case No 472008-CA-000440
of the Circuit Court of the NINTENTH Judcial Cru in and for OKEE-
mOBEE County, Flonda wheren WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plainff
and ANNA FEHRINGER A/K/A ANNA M. FEHRINGER, ROBERT FEHRINGER
NAK/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 A5 D UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVICES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are
the Defendants, I wll sell to 0e highest and best bidder for cash at JURY
ASSEMBLY ROO, 2ND FLOO OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIoAL CEN-
TER, 312 NW D STREEh OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11'00
, on the 13 day of Mary, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 27, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOm,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS, TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THERE-
ON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO.
A/K/A 17117 NW 2741T STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any peron dalmng an iert in the surplus from the sle, if any, other
than the operty owner as of the dae of the Us Pendens must fle a
dam withn sixty (60) days after the sale
WITNESS MY HAND and the al of this Court on Apil 16, 2009


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 19T JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-254
WELLS FARGO BANK, N A. AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL I
rNc. AC) 006-rI
OHN W. BELL, pRIMEQUIT, LLC DEBORAH M BELL; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPER-
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puuant to a Final Jdgment of Forelo-
sure dated the 8th day of Apnl 209, and entered in Case No 207A-254,
of the Ciruit court of the lth Judal Circuit in and for Okeeaohee
County, Floda wherein WELLS FARGO BANK NA. AS TRUSTEE FOR MOR-
GAN TANLEY CAPITAL I INC (MSA) 6-HEI is the Plainbff and JOHN
W, BELL, PRIMEQUI LLC, DEBORAH M BELL, JOHN DOE, JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN M POSsION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY UDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11,00 am
on the 20th da of Ma 200he fllowing dnbd ppey as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit"
LOT 154, PALM VILLAGE RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK PAGE 34, OF THE PUB-
C RECORDS OF OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALEg
IF AN0, OTHER TH TH E PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
S PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
In acordance with Bre Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
(ADA) disabled persn who, becauT of thr di abil tiha need npe-
dal aemmodation to partiate in thisproeeding should con-
tact not later an en(7) days prior to the proceeding Court
Administration at 250 NW Coun Club Dr., Port St. Lude, FL
34989. Phone 772-807-4370,1-800-955-771 (Hearing Impainred
or 1-800-955-70 voice impaired)
Dated this 4th day of April, 2009
Sharon Roberon
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By'/S/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street Sue 120
Fort Laderdale, Floida 33309
Telephone: 95453-0365
Famle. 954-771-6052
Toll Free' 100-01-28
318935 ON 4/29 5/6/09

IN TE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OIEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-WDM000449-CA
U.S. BAN A.

GERALD E. EARN AK/A GERALD HEARN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GERALD
E. HEARN AK/A GERALD r ; J HEARN and all unknown parts
claiming by, hrouh, under or agalPt the herein named Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive whether said unknown pares dalm as
hefl, deie's, Orantee aemrnee, len, creditor, tuses, spouses, or
other damants; TENANT #1 and/or TENAeT f2, the paies intended to
account for e person or persons in session
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SAL
Note is hereby en that, punt to the Final Judgment of Forecure
dated Apl 8, 2009 n this use I will sei the operty situated in OKEE-
CHOBEE COunt, Flnda descnbnd as'

BLTS IS ND I BLOCK OF SOUTHWEST ADDmITION OF O E-
CNGOEE, ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 7 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 1006 SW 3rd SL, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
at public le, to the highest and best bidder for cash, n the ury Asembly
Romee on the SeOnd Floor of te keehobee Judal Center, located at
312 NW 3rd STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA at l.o'lock a.m. on May
20, 2009.
Any person aimlng an interest in the surplu fom the sa, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the is pendens must file a da
ln 60 days after the sle.
Dated at Okeechobee, Fobnda this 14th day of Apnl, 200
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /S/SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clrk





IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAUS WITH DISABILITIES ACT,
PERSONS WIH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMODA-
TION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS PRIOR
TO THE PROCEEDINGS AT 2O NW CAunnfy Club Di, Port St Lu-
de, L 34972 OR all 1-72-807-4370 within two wooing days of
ur receipt of the NOTICE, IF YOU ARE HEAING IMPAIRED CALL
OR 1- -955-771 (TDO)IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
1-800-955-8770 v VIA RELAY SERVICE.
ON 3189314/29 8 5/6/09


April 29, 2009




mIN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTHE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09 C 71
BAIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC
Plaintff
"S.
3176 HWY 710 E, LLC, BAYVIEW
LOAN SERVICING WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESETLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH AN GRAT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
UENORS OR TRUTEESI OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALLOTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
U KNOWN TENANT #2
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SAL R
Note is hereby gen that, pur
ant to a nal Summary Judgnt of
Forelosure entered Apnl 2009 n
Ne abve-led au, in the Cir
Court of Oeechobee Cunty, Flon-
da, I wll ell 7 the popery state in
Okeehobiee County, Ronda, de-
snbedas
OM THE SO EAST CORNER
OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP
37 SOrLr RANGE 35 EAST,
RUN NORTH ALONG THE SEC-
TION LINE A DISTANCE OF
197 FEET FOR A POINT OF BE-
GNINING; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 5 DEGREES S6 MIN-
UnES WEST A DISTANCE OF
S14A5 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN NORTH AND
PARALLEL TO THE EAST BOUN-
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-
EASTnELY ALONG SAID RIGHT
OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
175.65 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID
SECTION 14; THENCE RUN
SOUOTH 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 SOUTHlm-

35 EiASTn OKEECHOBEE
A/K/A 3176 H 4 710 E, Okee-


es bidder, or sh, in the Jury As-
0mbly Room of the Okechoben
Couny Jludeal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, d Floor Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 3497 at 11:00 o'cl
AM. on May 13, 209.
DATED ths 8 day of Apnl, 2009.
Any persn clalmng an intert in
the surpl frthe s he ale, if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the as endans, must
file a dam within 60 days after the
sale.
wnes my hand and seal of this
court on the 16th day of Apnl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: ISI Sand L. Creeh
Deputy Qerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITES ACT OF 1990: In
ordane with Ue Amearian
with Disbllltle Act of 1990,
pesoa needing a e Sdal a-
Remm. Mdl tpar pate in
this proceeding should intact
Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the
d ing at 250 NW Country
da 34986, (772) 807-437 with-
in t working days of your
receipt of this noce: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-00-955-8770.
318474 O 04/22,29/09

LEGAL NOTICE
A pubIc aucIon will be held at BM1
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Fnday P e 15T day of May, 2N9
from 10:00-11.00 A.M. Puruant to
Ronda statute 71378 for unpaid
towing and storage Year Make,
Model n as follows

1994 Purloe Cavalier
3 1G441R7323197
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks wll be accepted, The seller
resr the right of final bid. All
sle a final. No efnds will be
made Said autmoblbdes will be sold
in "AS IS" w no uarantees.
319207 ON 0dIN/29




April 29, 2009




REQUEST FOR QUAtIFICATIONS
Architect Selection proce
"Okehobee Achievement Academy"
Deslgn/Adminlstraion/dConstction
The School District of Okecrhbee requests inteested padres to sbm
ouallflcatlon document for ree for the design, adminstraon and con
strubon phases of a new 'Okeehobee Aeilevement Academy"


Any Flnda registered architectural firms are enuraged to sutit four (4
pies of their statement of quahlioatmn and perform e (Goemmen
Service Adminlsroatin forms 24 and 255 or 33) along with any other in
fomatfon that would be benefical n the seleion process for ths constu
tn preostm This information may include but not be limited to: number o
yearc in buses, locate of frm office nearest the county seat, past o
present projel s of similar nature ng with names and addrese of a
least tree (3) hol boards or other agenoes for whom smladr seitce
have been perford th the last five (t) year and the date and th,
specific se e rendered in eah cse, photos of completed projects, bio
graphical nformaon, range of expernnce and any oter i nformaion eta
would help gnve a compete picture of the submildng firm.


The selected firm must be able to design and coordiate all phases ofa ne
educaonal facility. Doments will include the following: Civil, Architctu
racl, ElCri, ,Plumbing, EHPA (if r required) Fire Safoty (Indud
in sprnkler systems, if required) and any other such draw gs as reuire
b odeRErFShol Dstt of Oeechobee County or tine epament a



* Dunng te planning stage, to e A cftec wil have personnel aveaabile,
nowledgeable n e vanous do to uesons, to answer uesns and provide
expertise.
SThe elected Archctual firm wll e responsble for the producin of
a final set of sgned and sealed construon pla and speciicaons,
reviewed and proved by the Departent of EdroR O ffice of
Educaonal Facllltles, Plan Review and Trainimmg Department and the
School Board of Okeechobee County.
SDunng comnsruon, ne selected ArdiOectural hfrm i1l conduct week
'on-ite' inpeons to assure complance with the plans and
specefibons. These meengs wll include the Direcor of Operabons,
Contractor, Archect's Representative and other individuals by request.


SAertsement dates for "Request for Qualfican" Ap22, 29 and
Ff006, 2000
F R docents musi be submitted n later tan: Frda ya 8,2009
* e u and sort listig" by Selecon Committee Monday May 11, 2009
* Revew short lt"~ and detemine rank order of selections' Tuesday,
May 1900 9
* Short lted and ranked fi s submitted to Schl Board with a
recommendation for approval of te #1, #2 and #3 ranked architectural
firms, June 9, 209
317353 ON 0/22,29S/06/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINEITEENTIH JUDICIAL THE NIETEETIH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITINANDFOR CIRCUITINANDMFO
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, OKEECnOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION CIVILACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-452 CASE NO. 2007-C-47!
BANK OF AMERICA N.A, TAYLOR, BEAN AND
Plaintiff, WHITAKER MORTGAGE
IA. CORPORATION,
MICHAEL W. FISHER, a t at, Plaintiff,
Defendant(ts). vs.
GARY R KRESS, etal,
I Defendant(s).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENpiur- E ELOSUESAL.E
suant t a R nal Judgenet of od-
gage Foredcoure dted April 08, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
200O and entered in Case No suantto a final Judgmentof Mt
2007-C-42 of the Ciult Court gage Foredur dated April O
of the NNETEENTH Judcal CIr- 2009 and entered in Cae N
Ot, in and for OKEECHOBEE 2007-CA-475 of fe rCi ut Cour
County, Florda wherin ANK OF of the NINETEENTH Judioal Cr
AMEIA, N.A, s the Plaitff and lt and for OKEECHOBEI
MICHAEL W RSHER, DENEL County, oda wherein TAYLOR
FISHER; TENANT S1 N/KSA BILL BEAN AND WHITAKER MORT
SUGGS, and TENANT #2 N/KA GAGE CORPORATION is the Pain
ELIZA SUGGS am the Defen- tIf and GARY R. KRE 2 BARBARIC
dants, 0 will sell to the highest KCRES; MORTGAE ELEC
and best bdder for cash at JURY TRONIC REGISRATION SYS
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, TMCS, OINCORORATED, S
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY UDIO AL NOMINEE FOR IRWIN HOME E
CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD STREET UTY, PALM VILLAGE RANO
OKEEHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
11:00 AM, on the 20th day of INC a the Defendants, I wl
May 2009, the following de- ell to e highest and best bid
ed proper as set forth in dear for cash at JURY ASSEMBL
said Fcal Judgment. ROOM 2ND FLOOR OKEECHO
BEE COUNTY UDIcfAL CENTER
LOT 20, BLOCK 3, DIXIE 312 NW 3RD STREE, OCTEEO
RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11l:0
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS AM o the 20th day of Ma.
RECORDED IN PLAT MOK 2o09, toe following deiobe
3, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC pmroe t r nd Fin
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE Judgment:
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOT 1S8, OF PALM VILLAGE
A/K/A 762 NW89TCOURT RANCH, ACCORDING To
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974 THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
Any person daemin an inte AT PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLI
n the surplus from the ale, if RECORDS OF OEECHOEI
any, other than the property own- COUNTY, FLORIDA
er as of the date of the us Pen-
dens must hfile a caim Whidn mst A/K/A 4351 12TH WAY,
60) d after the sale. OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
WITEss MY HAND and Me sea
of this Court on April 16, 2009 Any person claiming an interest
n the surplus fromn the ale, i
Sharon Robeon any, other than theprpey wn
Clerk ofe Circuit Curt er as of the date of te Pen
By // Sandra L nreeh dens must file a dalm wU n sM r
Dep178 y C erk (60/) da= afierte sale.
319178 OC 4/29;S/6/2D09 WIESSf MY HAND and the sa
of this Court on April 16, 2009
When you want some- Sharon Robertso
Cl0 of the Cirut CRou
thing sold, advertise in By /rSaondf L Creuo
the classified. Dep Clerl
319166 ON 4/29;S16/2 309 t
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the Shop here first!
classifieds" The classified ads


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA'000386
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVIOSES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNED, LENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF MARY ELLEN SULLI-
VAN, DECEASED, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE Of ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO. CARMEN ALEXANDRA 3EVIER-SULLIVAN
whoe rdence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be
dead, the unknown defendants who may be spoues, heirs, delsees, grant-
ees, agnees, lenor, redor, trees, and all pa ies dalmlng an ter
st by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive and all parties having or claiming to have any rght tile or n-
terest in the property descrb in the mortgage being forecosd eren.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property'
LOTS 1, AND 3, BLOCK 239, FIRST ADION TO OKEECHOBEE
ACCORDING TTHE PAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BO
1, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOREE COUNTY,
FLORIDA;
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING ATTHE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1,
BLOCK 239, PROCEED SOUTH ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY
THEREOF, A DISTANCE OF 97.77 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION
WITH THE HOPIMNS MEANDER LINE (THE "POINT OF BEGIN-
NING");
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH ALONG AN EXTENSION OF THE EAST
BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 44.73 FEET;
THENCE PROCEED IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG A LINE
PARALLEL TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF LOTS 1 AND 2 OF
SAID BLOCK 239, TO ITS INERSECION WII TH E HOPKINS
MEANDER LINE;
THENCE PROCEED NORTH 56.13'00' EAST, A DISTANCE OF L0.44
FEETTO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you are requied to see a copy of your
wnn defenses, If any, to it on DAVIDJ STERN, ESQ. Plaiff attorney
whose address is 9DO South Pine Island Road, Suite 400, Plantaeon, FL
33324 no later than days fr the date of the irnt publatmn of this no-
tce of acin and fle the ngnal with the derk of this urt either before
service on Plaiffs afttome or immediately thereafter other a default
will be entered against you orthe relief demanded in the complaint or peb-
WINESS my hand and the oal of this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
orida, thi 27th day of Apl, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
B: Kathy Arnld
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAOVID STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
W01 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE
PLANTATION, FL 33324
07-10714 (ACF)
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILItIES ACT OF
I in accordance wM the Amencancs Wh Dsabll es A persons
needing a special accomcodatmn to paricpae in thes pemceding should
contact Cout Admnstratlon no later than ven days pn to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club Drie, Port St L Honda, 34986,
1-772-8074370 whin twoworkn das of ur receipt oftisfoOce If
your are heanng impaired cll 1-800-955-877 f you are c impaired
call 11-80-05-770, via onra Relay Se ice
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200B-CA-000267
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plalntff,
vs.
DINA F. RAy, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENpuant to a Final udgment of Mortgage Fore-
closure dated Apd108, 2009 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-CA-00026
of te Circu Cou of the NINETEENTH Judiial Cir in and for OKE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda wheren CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, the
Plaiff and DINA F RAY; DANNY RAY, PALSADES COLLECTION, LLC
ASSIGNEE OF HSBC; are the Defendants, I will llto the hhest andc
best bidder for c at JURY ASSEMBLY RM, 2N FLOOR, OKEECHO
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET OKEECHOEE
FLORDA 972 at :00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2od9, the fol-inc
desbed property as set forth in said Final Judgment'
PARCEL I: LOT 1 WEST EDWARDS SUBDIVISION UNIT, AN UN-
RECORDED PLAT LYING IN SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OREECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 30, BEAR NORTH W DE-
GREES 50 MINUTES 4 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF SAID SECTION 30, A DISTANCE OF 192.27 FEET TO THE
NORTH RGHT-OF-WAY OF STATE ROAD NO. 6A THENCE BEARN
NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECOND WEST, ALONG
SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 103.79 FEEL
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
INDIAN TRAIL ROAD, THENCE BEAR NORTH 04 DEGREES 43
MINUTES 01 SECOND WEST; ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF INDIAN TRAIL ROAD A DISTANCE OF 2041.1 EET TO
THE CENTERULNE OF CHEYENNE ROAD; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 81
DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST, ALONG CENTERUNE
OF SAID CHEYENNE ROAD, A DISTANCE OF 505.11 REET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING ON
CUL-DE-SAC IN RIGHT-OF-WAY A THE END OF CHEYENNE
ROAD; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 81 DEGREES S1 MINUTES 41
SECONDS EAST DISTANCE OF 179.3EET TO A POINT ON THE
WATER OF OTTER CREEK; THENCE TRAVERSE NORTHERN
ALONG THE WATERS OF TTER CREEK, TO A POINT THAT BEARS
NORTH 10 DEGREES 35 MINUTES u SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 356.40 FEET FROM AFORESAID POINT ON OITER
CUEERt THENCE BEAR NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SEC-
ONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 215.10 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
04 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EST A DISTANCE OF
306.71 FEET TO THE POINT ON CUL-D-SAC IN RIGHT-OF-WAY
OF CHEYENNE ROADi THENCE ALONG ARC OF CURVE IN CUL-DE-
SAC CONCAVING TO THE SOUTHWEST, SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 50.00 FEET, AND A DELTA ANGLE OF 129 DEGREES
38 MINUTES 10 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 113.13 FEET TO HE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL n1 LOT 2W, EDWARDS SUBDIVISION, UNIT 1, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
SECTION 30, TOWNIP IS35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUITHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 3I
EAST; RUN THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 30 FOR A DISTANCE OF 192.27 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO
POINT ON THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OFWAY INE OF S.R. S-68
THENCE RUN NORTH 1 DEGREES 1 D IE NUETS 41 SECOND
WEST ALONG THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID
S.R. S-68 FOR A DISTANCE OF 1939.79 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 04 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 2077.08 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 81 DEGREES 51
MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WIT THE NORTHERLY
IGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID S.R. S-68 FOR A DISTANCE OF
28.00 FEET FOR THE POINT-OF-BEGINrGN THENCE CONTIN-
UE SOUTH 81 DEGREES 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 FEET; THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CIRCULAR ARC FOR A
DISTANCE OF 5.18I FEET THENCE RUN NORTH 04 DEGREES 43
MINUTES 01 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 306.71 FEET;
THENCE RUN NORTH 81 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 41 SECONDS
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.00 FEET THENCE RUN SOUTH 04
DEGREES 43 MINUTES 01 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
310.28 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUM-
BER HMST13971AGA & HMST13971BGA.
A/K/A 3737 NW 167r COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL 349720000

an the property owner as of the date of Me Us Pndens must file
clam wln ixty (60 days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on ApSl 16, 2009.
Sharon Robetson
Clerk of the Circuit Cou
By: is/ Sandra L Creed
Deputy Cler
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVILDSION
BAYVEW FINANCIAL TRADING
GROUP, 0,
VS. CASE NO. 2009 CA 102
FRANCOIS BBhEAMIN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FRANCOIS BENAMIN;
BENTRAE BENJAMIN UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BETRANE BENJAMIN; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MAID DEFENDMANT(S F
REMARRIED AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECT UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED OEFEN-
DANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; UNKNOWN
TENANT #3, UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendants)


Notice is hereby given that, pu
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foredoru entered in e abw&
styled ce, in the Ouit Court of
tOhkeecobee County, Fleoa, 1 wil
sell the property stuhte in Okeea-ch
bee Countl, monday, desrbed as:
PARCEL 1: THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRAC SEC-
nTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.( AF)
AND PARCEL 2: THE EAST 1/2
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 6, SEC-
TION 36, TOWNSHIP 34
SO.TH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DAt(dH)

15412 NW 256TH Street
Okeechobe, FRL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury As-
sembly room of ne Okeechobee
County Judal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Sue 257, Obee-
choee, FL 3972 at 11:0 o'dod
A M on May 20 2009
DAID thos 8 day of Apnl, 2009,
Any peron dalmming an mifret in
the surplus from the se, if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the ls pendant, must
le a daim witn 60 days afer the
Wnemy hand and seal of this
court on the 15th day of Apnl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /S/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy Oerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WI
DISABILITIES ACT OF 199: In
accane with e American
with Disabities Act of 1990,
persons needing a =peal ac-
cmmodation topar U iapate in
thi preDeeing should ontac
Court Admlnstation no later
than sevendays prior to the
proceaefing atc2S NW Country
oub Drve, Port St Luieoa, Floi-
da 349, (772 8017-437 with-
in o working days of your
eeipt of this netce: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-OOR-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-00-955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-701
DISION: Ciil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
A rorda Corporation

GU RADCLIFFE,
Defendant
NOTICE OR SALE
RSPUBSNTOCHAPT B45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pus
ant to an Order of Ina Judgment of
Foresure dated Apnl 2009, and
entered in Cae No 2.08-CA-7 of
the Circuit Court in and for OKE-
CHOMEE County, Florda where in
LVE OAK TRUST, INC a londa
Corpocon is the Plantif, and GUo
RADCLIFFE is te Defendaent I wil
sell to the highest and best tdder
for sh in the Jury Assembly Room
of the Okeeobee County Judcal
Center 32 NW Third Seet, Okee
choe, Flonda at 0 00od0 A.M. on
the 2t da"y of May,200, t tfol-
lowing described property as set
forth in sad Order or Final Judg-
ment, to w:
The W'/z of the E-s of the N'/
of the SIA of Tract 2 Section 22
in Township 34 aSuth, Range 33
East, Oeechobee County Elo-
da, aceding to the Plat theref,
neccrded in Plat Book 4, Page 3
A-D, Inclusve of Be Okedeobee
County Public Recodm

l-22-343.0A0-A r 1)2.nOD


IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUB-
LIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE
AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO
ARE ENTITLED TO BE pAID FROM
THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTTTIED TO ANY REMAIN-
ING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY
MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE
CLERK OF THE COUR OKECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDIAL ENTER, 312
NW THIRD STREET OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA, WITHIN EN (10) DAYS
AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF THERE
IS ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
FORECLOSURE SALE THAT THE
CLERK HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF
THE COURT
Dated at Okeechobee County,
onda this ISth day of Apfi, 200.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THECOURT
BY /S/ SANDRA L CREECH
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, 3one, Ingno & Morehead,
PA.
1333 S. Unverly Dn-, #201
Plantation FL 33321
(954) 4736605
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RFLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47 2I9 CA B0005
WACHOIA ENTmTY (WACHOV
BANK OF DELAWARE, WACHO-
VIA MORTGAGE) OR SOUTH-
TRUST NOURGAGE,
Plainmbiff,
]AVIER ANTOIO PAZ, et al,
Defendants)

PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 4
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pur-
ant to a Final IudWment of Foe2lo-
sure dated April 8, 2009, and entered
in Case No, 47 2009 CA 00085 of
the Orcut Court of the NMienn
Judicl Orcut in and for Okeho-
bee County, Flonda in which Wacho-
1a Ent"y (Wahov Bank of
Delaware, Wachovia Mortgage) Or
houthtust Mortgage, is the Planiff
and Javler Anono Pa, Martha Bea-
tiz ARlvea, are defendants, I wll nell
to the hghet and bet bidder for
cash in Okeechobee County tudidal
Center, 312 North West 3d Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, Okee-
hobe County,,orida at 11 O0AM
on the 20h day of May, 2009, the
ftallotlnd, I pmpari aset
forth in aid Final Judgment of Fore-
dosure'
LOT 33, CROOKED CREEK
PLANTATION UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE LAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN FLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 77 AND 78,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 5A33N.E. 122D DRIVE
OKEECHIOBEE, R 34972
Any peron dalmlng an inre t in
the surplus om the sale, If any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of Us Pendens m-st fie a claim
within 60 days aer the a le.
Dated in Okeehobee County, Flonda
ths l5th day of April, 2009.
SHARON ER"TSON, CLERK
Cerk ofthe Cr ult Court
Okeechabe Count, Flolda
By: S Sanda L Creech
Deguty Cerk
In Accordance wlth the Amertcans
wrth Dsabl0e AM, if you are a per-
on with a disability who needs an
acom0modaaon in order to atet
court falIes or participate in a
court proceed, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to e provision of
certain assistance. To request such
an accommodaton, plae ntact
Danna Cooper in Cr Admnista-o
ion Suite 217, 250 NW Counby
Club Dr, Port St Luae 34936, Tele-
phoy: 772-807-4370, at least 3
working days of the date the arleo
Is needed Hearing impaired, please
call 10-9505-8771, Voe impaired,
pleal tall 1-800-985-8770
318749 ON 04/29,5/6/0a


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL IN AND
FOR OKEEICHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ABDUL M NUMBER as Trutee of the
ABDUL M. CUMBER REVOCABLE LIV-
ING TRUST as to 5% Interest and
YASMIN A. CUMBER as Tr Stee of
the YASMIN A. CUMBER REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST asto 50% Interest
Plainmtf
VS, CASE NO. 2009 CA 74
LARRY WRIGHT SR., ALMA WRIGHT
BRUCE WRIGHT, CAESAR WRIGtT
and LARRy WRIGHT, R, and allI
known or unknown persons aiming
under or through them, unknown
spouses, heir, dvsees, grantees,
credotrs, or other parts claming
by, through, und0 or agalnr t any
known or unknown plon who is
knoon to be dead or is not knownto
be either dead or alive and OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, a Poltl-
cal Subdsaon of the State of Ron-
da,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY
TO: LUARRY WRIGHT, SR., ALMA
WRIGHT, BRUCE WRIGHT, CAESAR
WRIGHT, and LARRY WRIGHT, JR,
and all unknown or unknown perns
claiming under or through them, un-
known spouses, heirs deO ies,
gnteaas, 3 0red "tor, other pad r
claiming by through, under, or
against any hnown or unknown per-
son who is known to be dead or i
not known to be either dead or ale
and OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, a Po-
Iltal Subdvsin of the State of
Flonda.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an aion to quiet title on the follo-
lng property in Hlghland County,

Lots 11 and 12, BlNak
WRIGHT AND BAS' SUBDI-
VISION, according to the map
or plat thereof as r rded in
Plat Boork 1, Page 7 PuaIC
County, Florida; Less and Ex-
Itt use, landes v d Pub-
SRecords of Reecoe
County Florirda, further de-
=d as follows: The East
feet of Lots 11 and 12, Bloed
A, WRIGHT AND BASS' SUB-
DIVISON, awarding to the
ma or pat thereof as record-
ed n plat Boe 1 Page 7, Pub-
ic Records of Okeeobee
County, florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to e a copy of yo r
written defense, any toWllam J.
Nelander, Esquire of Willam 0 NOe-
lander, PA, 172 E. Interak Boule-
vard, Lake Plaid, Florida 33852, the
laintS attorney, and file the origi-
nal ith the Crk of the above styled
court on or before May 6, 2009, oth-
e a judgment may be entered
against you or he relief demanded
in the complaint,
WIhNESS my hand and seal of said
Court on the 3rd day of pril, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
317072 ON 4/8,15,22,29/09

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IN E CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000432
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
NA AS TRUSTEE FOR WASHING-
TON MUTUAL MORTGAGE PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES
WMALT SERIES 2007-OA1
MUST,
Plaln0ff,
LAWRENCE W. SEAFRANIEC,
et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Puru-
ant to a Final udgent of Foreclo-
sure dated Apnl 8 2009 ad entered
in Case No 200-CA- 432 of ate
Clrcut Court of the Nineteenth ud,-
cal Circu in and for Okeehobee
Cnty, Florda in which Bank of
America, national As atin a Suc-
cessor by Merger to LaSalle Bank NA
as Trustee for Washngton Mutual
Mortgage Pass-lm ough Cerlficat
WMALT Senes 2007-OA Trust, ist
the PRlant and lawrence W, Sraa-
nX, The Unknown 5pouse of Law-
rence W Szafrana n/IVa Jnifer
Safranie are defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
calh in Okeechobee County Judical
Center 312 North Wet 3rd Steet,
nOkeecobee, Flonda 34972, Okee-
chobee County, Florda at 11:O0AM
on the 13th day of May, 2009, the
llowing desoibod property as set
for un said Final Judgment of Fore-

LOT 368 TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
SECTION THREE, ACCORDING
TO THE FLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 2217 SE 32NO STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any pe1n darlmin an interest in
the surplus f the sale, any, oth-
er than the property owner as of e
date of Lis Pendens must file a daim
thin 60 days after the ale
Dated in Oke0chobee County, Flonda
ts 16th day of April, 2008.
SHARON ROBERTON, CLERK
Clerk of the Clrult Co u
Okeechobee County Flonda
By / Sandra L Creeh
... hDepurCle
In Accordane wit theAea
with Dsabiltie Act, f you am a per-
son wh a dsability who needs an
acmmodaon n order to access
court faotims or partipate in a
court pending, you0 am 1tied, at
no cost to you, to the provon of
certain aa stance. To reque such
an aco Xmodation, pleae contact
D0anna Cooper in Court Adm10ra-
on Suite 217, 250 NW Country
Club Dr., Port St Luoe 346; Tele-
phon: 772-8074370; at least 3
working days of the date e service
s needed HearnIg impa re Anea
all 1-800-9-8771 Voice impaired,
please call 1-800-95-8770
318309 ON M4/22,29/09

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IN HE CRCU0T COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
RFLOR, IN 4ND FOR
OKEE EEC COCUNrT
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 09 CA O4
TAYLOR, BEAN 8 WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE CORP,

CAROL ANN MCLEOD-COLE A/IVA
CAROL ANN CLEOD; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL ANN
MCLEOD-COLE ANK/A CAROL ANN
MCLEOD, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASD, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS DEVISEES
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI'-
TORS, U0ORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAIN THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT#2;
Defendant()


No"e is hereby gv that, puru-
ant to a final Summary Judgment of
Foresure entered in the above-
10ed auel, in the CiIlt Court of
Okeehnbee County, Florda. I will
sell the property uate in Oeeho-
bee County, Florida, desonbed a:
L tot0, RIVER RUN RESORT, ac-
cording to the plat thereof, as
recorded in Flat Book S Page
18, of tae Puloc Records of
Oee0hobeeo Cournty, Florida.

VIN 123650324AW 46160705
19B7 Palm Trailers
VIN 236S0324BW 46178077
A/K/A
205 NE 8th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
best idde for oh, in the ury A
ewy Room of the Ohehobee
County Judical Cente, 312 NW 3rd
eet 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
heew, FL 34972 at 11e O'dlo,
AtM on Mae 13,20!9.
DED ths 8t day of Apnl, 2009
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the le, if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Is pendants, must
file a claim Wln 60 days ae e
ae.
Witness, my hand and eal of this
ourt on the 16th day of Apn, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE ORCUIT COURT
By /S Sandr L Creeds
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REARDING THE
AMIRRICNS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: In
accordance with the Amerlcan
wth Diabili Act of 1990,
parsons needing a s ial
mnmodation to articia in
this proceeding should contact
than san days prior to the
proceeding at 250 NW Country
Club Dive, Port St. Lucaie, oi-
da 3496, (772 807-4370 with-
in twoworking days of your
receipt of this notice: IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-E771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CIL
1-800-955-8770.
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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF
SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE

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

MARTIN ROBIN BORNoHEMER
Father
Unknown Addres but last known
address was Okeechobee, Flonda


IN THE MATTER OF:

DUSTIN TREVOR HICKMAN,
d.o.b: 1-22-2001
A CHILD UNDER EIGHTEEN
(18) YEARS OF AGE
ORDER FOR SUMMONS
BY PUBLICATION
TO: Carol White
Pursuant to TC.A. 37-1-121 and
S37-1-123, you are hereby sum-
moned to appear on the 13h day
of May, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., and
defend the above-entitled action in
the Sevler County Juvenile Court
at Sevirville, Tennesee, and an-
wer the Petition for Custody filed
by the State of Tennessee, Oepart-
rent of Chldren's Sealrs, and to
serve your answer upon me Petl-
tSon In case of your failure to
do so, judgment w0ll be rendered
ag ain yo rd to he de-
mand of te Pebton, which h0a
been filed with the Clerk of the Se-
er County luvenle Court located
at the Seher County Cour0ho0e,
125 Court Seet tSeIle, Ten-
nessee 3762. Since your
whereabouts is unknown and the
ordinary ocess of law cannot be
seed upon ou, a copy of thes
summons shall be published in the
Okee0hobee News newspaper for
four 4) consecuve weeks.
ISSUED this 27th day of March,
2009.
HON. DWIGHT STOKES
SEVIER COUNTY
JUVENILE COURT JUDGE
APPROVED FOR ENTRY:
Daniel Sm=wck BPR #, 023900
Asastant GeneralCunse
Department of Children's Serves
115 Allenslle Rd., Suite 105
Sevierlle, TN 37876
(865) 429-7012
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

The undergned hereby cer8es
that in accordance with Rule 5.02
of the Tennessee Rules of CI Pro-
edure I have served a tue and
exact copy of the foregoing Order
on all parties of interest by thos
day hand-delnenng and/or mailing
a copy of the same, via Uned
States Mail, stage prepaid, ad-
dressed as follows:
Jeff Stern
Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 5797
Severe, TN 37864
James R. Htnoan Irn
Hlck;man, Gray, & oates
101 Bruce0 S
Sevlee, TN 37862
This 23rd day of March, 2009.
Daniel Smithwick
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Children's Service
317540 ON 04/15,22,29:05S06/09


IN ATE CIRCUIT COURT Of
T NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-162
DEUTSnCE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE POOLINGUM
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DAOED AS OF NOVEMBER 1,
2005, GSAMP TRUST
2005-. HE

LANCE W.ROOT,etal,
Defendantss.

NOT ICE EROF%'Ar
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclsure dated Apnl 00,
2009 and entered in Case No
207-CA-162 of the Crcut Court
of the NINETEENTH JudICal O
cult in and for ONEECHOBEE
County, orida wherein DEUTS-
CHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NO-
VEMBER 1, 200, GSAMP TRUST
2005-HE5, 1 the Plantff and
LANE W ROOT; DONNA S
ROOT, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE FOR EMC
MORTGAGE CORPORATION; are
the Defeanants, I w sll to the
highest ad besi bidder for telh
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBE COUNTY
UDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW, 3RD
STREET ORKECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00 AM, on the 20th
day of May, 2009, the follng
desnbed property s set forth in
sad Final Judgent:
LOTS 13 TO 20 INCLUSIVE
OF BLOCK H. OKEECHOBEE
DEVELOPMENT CO. SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1
PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDED
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO
EASEMENTS, RESTRICTION
AND RESERVATIONS OF
RECORD.
A/K/A 1401 SE ITH STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any petsn claiming an interest
n the surplus from the sale, I
any, other than the, prerty own-
er as of the date of the Us Pen-
de mroust ile a dam within sity
(60) days after the Sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Aprl 16, 2009.
Sharon Rober"on
Clerk of the Circut Court
By: /s/ Sandra L. Croeh
aDeputy Clerk
319159 ON 4/29;5/6/2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH UDICIA CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CAS NO. 2 CAS3
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION FLCA A FED-
ERALLY CHARTERED INSTRUMEN-
TALnY,
Plamnoff
VS.
CAVELLC BURKE
Defendants
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Summary Final Judg-
ment of Freclosure entered in the
above styled ca now pending in
laid Court that I will sell to the gh-
est and best bidder for cash at the
okeetabee County ludcal Ceoli
Jury Assemby Room, 2nd Floor 3
NW 3rd Street, Oeehobee Florda
at 11'00 am on May 13, 089, the
follo ng desired real property,
Lot 28, of lat of Sundam TralS
Ranch, as recorded nm at Book 7,
Page 69, Public Record of Okcho-
bee County, Fonda

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPER OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE,.
Dated Ar115,2009
Sharon be n
Clerk
By: Sandra L. Ceeh
Deputy Clerk
Attorney, Sandier Sandier
117 A agn Avenue
Coral Gable FL 3334
318297 ON 4/22,29/09


IN THE RCOUIT COIRT
OF THE NINETEENTH UDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 8 08- 05-CA
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A
CENTEX HOME EQUIWY COMPANY
LLC SUCCESSOR 0 MERGER TO,
CENTEX CREDIT CORPORATION
D/B/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY COR-
PORATION,
Plaintiff
LONNIE CRAFT A/K/A LONNIE
CRAF, JR UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LONNIE 1R07F AK/A LONNIE
CRAFT, JR; KAREN CRAFT A/KA
KAREN N WMNE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KARBEN CRAFT ANKA
KAREN N. WINE; IF LIVING IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVICES GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TUS-
TEES, AND ALL OMTER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S), NATIONAL ASSET MAN-
AGEMENT LLC, WHETHER
DISSOLVD OR PRESENTLY EXIST-
ING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANT-
ES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DAUNTIS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT#2;
Defendants )


Noce is hereby given that, purs
ant to a Anal Summary Judgment of
Foredosure entered in te above-
led cause, n the rcult Court of
Okeeshobee County, F8onda I will
e11 the property tuate in Oo-
bee County, onda, dribed as
BEGINNING AT THE POINT
2080.06 FEET ON THE SECTN
LINE EAST OF THE NORITH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH
RANGE 38 EAST, OKEECIOBEE
COUNT, FLORIDA, THENCE
RUN EAST 208.71 FEET;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES WEST
417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN
WEST 208.71 FEET ONA LINE
PARALLEL TOTHE NORTHERLY
SECTION UNE; THENCE IN A
NORTHERLY DIRECTION
417.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PROPERTY:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, AND RUN
EAST 2080.06 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 01 MINUTES WEST
417.42 FEET; THENCE RUN
EAST ON A UNE PARALLEL
WITH THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE
OF 15 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 417.42 rEET TO THE
NORTH UNE OF SAID SEC-
TION 33; THENCE RUN WEST
ALONG TIE NORTH UNE OF
SAID SECTION, TOWNSHIP
AND RANGE A DISTANCE Of
IS FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINING; ALSO LESS AND EX-
CEPT THE RIGHT OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD NO. 68.
A/K/A
945 NW 160th Street
OkeechobeM, FL 34972
at public sale, to the Ighest and
best bidder, for cash in te ury A-
sembly R of ti Okee0hobee
County Judal Center 312 NW 3rd
Street 2nd Floor Suite 257, Oke
hobe FL 34972 at 11,oo odo.h,
A M, on May 13 2009.Aa, 009

the surp from the sle, i any,
other than the property owner as o
the date of the Is pendants, ust
file a dalm wn 60 days after the
sale.
Wltne, my hand and a of this
court on the 161 day of Apnl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By. /S/ Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING TE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILOTES ACT OF 1990: In
accordance with the Ameran
with Disabilie Act of 1990,
persons ndng a specalat ac
commodation to pardpate In
this proceediegssnodld contact
Court AdministsUon n late"
leeng at 25O NW Country
da 34986 (772) 807-4370 wih-
In to working days of your
receipt of this natfoe; IF YOU
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
318492 ON 0/22,29/09


Okeechobee News


April 29, 2009

INTHE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE INETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITOFTHESTATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION

TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORT-
GAGE CORP,
Plaintlff
VS.
DAVID W. TRIPLE; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID W.
TRIPLETT, MARY E TRIPLETT, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY E.
TRIPLETT, SCOTT MICHAEL KO-
CHAKIAN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
0ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HBRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS LIENORS AND TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S0 ; CITFINANCIAL EUITY
SERVICES, INC; WHE00ER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASGIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFB-
SDANTIS) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS); UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT#2,
Defendants)

Notice is hereby iven that pu
ant to a nal Summary Judgment of
Forelosure entered in e above-
styd cause, n the rt Court of
Okeehobee County, Flonda, I will
sell the property atuate in Okeechl
bee County, Flonda, descnbed as
lot 28S, FOUR SEASONS ES-
TAES,an unrecorded plat of
part Secton 17, Township 27
South Range 36 East,
aretfonaddesried as l-
lows: COMMENING at the
1/4 section comer of the West
boundary line of SectI 17
Township 17 South, Range 3
East run thence South 89 de-
nes 24'08" East along the
1/4 sedon line for a distance
of 1905.30 feet, more or less,
to a point on the East nght-f-
ay of Four lasoans Drive;
then run North 0 deogrea
04'22" East parallel i the
West boundary line of sid
Secton 17, and along the East
right-of-way line of Four Sea-
fsn Drive for a distance of
1388.00 fee0 th0ne run
south 89 degrs 24008- East
for a distance of 100.00 feet;
then run South 0 degrees
04'22" East for a ditance of
100.00 feet for a POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue
South 0 degree 04'22 Eat a
distance of 1o0.0 feet;
thence run South E9 degrees
24'08" East for a distance of
1.00 feet; thence run North
0 degeas 04'22" West for a
distance of 100.00 feet;
thene Bn Noro N9 dega
2408 West for a dlstane of
100.00 feet; to the POINT OF
BEGINNING of the parcel
herein described.

The above descdbed parcel is
also known as Lt 28 of an
un orded plat of apart of
section 17, Township 37
South, Range 36 East lRitg
and being in Okee~hobee
County, Fodda. To inludl a
1988 Medltt Livestock alerd
VI0N TW364C814A 46191070
198e Metrit Livestock trailerr
VIN WN364C25814B 46197824
A/K/A
7065 NE 11th Lane
Okeelhoboteeh, FL 34974
at pubh sale, to the highest and
best bidder, fo csh, in the Jury As-
nmbly Room of the NOkeealob
County ]udldal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2d Floor Suite 257, Okee
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clckl
AM, on May 13 2009
DATED ths day of Apnl, 2009.
Any person claming an intere in
the surpl frthe ur he ale, if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the s pendant, must
file a dalm within 60 days after the
sale.
Wdness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 16th day of Apnl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: ISI Sandre L. Creeth
Deputy Oerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 190: In
accordance with the American
with Diabilitie Act of 19M0,
persons needing a al a-
om11modatio to pa pae In
this po eg should contact
Court Administrauon o later
than s days prior to the
proceeding at 250 NW Country
lub Drie, PortSt. Lud Flori-
da 34986 (772 807-4370 with-
In to working days of your
receipt of this notice: IF YO
ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800955-8770,
31808 ON0/22,290 9


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April 29, 2009

O.G. & C.C. Golf Results


Gold Tee League April 17: First place
(tie) L. Cox and V Johnson. Second place -
George Guydosh. Third place K. Muller.
P.I.G.S. League April 17: First place Paul
DeWitte. Second place Pat Riley. Last place
- George Guydosh.
Closest to the pin: Pat Riley, Russ Papy,
John Lucreedle, Sunni Adams.
P.I.G.S. League April 24: First place Har-


Okeechobee News


ry White. Second place Paul DeWitte. Last
place Russ Papy.
Closest to the pin: Russ Papy, Ben Burde-
shaw, Joe Albrectha, Bill Cleslinski.
Gold Tee League April 24: First place J.
Masters. Second place C. Herndon. Third
place B. Meyers. Fourth place G. Guydosh.


Community Event


Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS
course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee
Branch offers a basic HIV/AIDs instruction
course that complies with Florida employ-


ing in various vocations. This is a self-study
course that includes text work and the suc-
cessful completion of a multiple choice writ-
ten test. The cost of the course is $15. Call
the local Red Cross office at 863-763-2488


Submitted photo/Okeechobee City Police Department
Dereck Denman (right), from the Okeechobee Wal-Mart store, gave Chief
Denny Davis (left) and the Okeechobee City Police Department a check on
Thursday, April 23, for $5,000 that will be used to purchase equipment. "In
these tight budgetary times, donations like this make it possible for us to
purchase much needed items and help us to continue to provide profes-
sional high quality service to this community. On behalf of the Okeechobee
Police Department and the citizens of this community, I wish to express my
thanks to Dereck Denman and the Wal-Mart Corporation," said Chief Davis.


EMORY WALKER CD. INC.
Air Conditioning S Refrigeration
7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
Swving the CAC042747
Lake Area for 863-763- 42 CeC014022
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SWe Service All Brands
1 year guarantee on
replacement parts
763-8391 247 Emergency Service
312 S.W. 2" St. FRE estimates
|s Senior citizen discount
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212i. B 357-5800
212 S. Parrott Ave.,Okeechobee, FL 34972


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I CHOICE AUTOMOTflVF Christian Books,
& Custom Exheust
usatMl reiI axnuGtsta Bibles and Videos
704 N.E 2ndv Okeechobee Roger Nature's Pantry
Eont HaSe Ih Wse hoiac, 863-467-663" 417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


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Okeechobee Feed Inc
Your One Stop Feed Store
Bag, Bulk & Liquid
*Tack 763-2123 -Fencing
* Pet Supplies Hardware
1529 Hwy 20 E Okeechobee




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Kids Cuts $5 (up to age 12) cher ven
Teen Cuts $8 Se S e
105 SW 3"Ave. 863-467-0418


* Glades Heath Care Center
I Skilled Lone & Short Term Care Facility II
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230 South Barfield Hwy. Pahokee
,,r PHONE: 561-924-5561
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1Karns Tractor, uc
Bushog Mowing Overgrown Lots, Fields & Subdivisions
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading Tree Trmming & Removal
*Absentee Owner Mowing Workman's Comp Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306 Jeny Kams (cell: 634-1223)


Newman Travel ,uT ll. vi[ I
863-634-7354 863-763-2650
Give the Gift of Memories to Last a Lifetime
M-W-F 10am to 3pm or by appt.




We Buy Scrap Gold,
Sliver and Coins
Elliott's Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St. 863.763-5553


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Okeechobee News


PUEBLO
VIEJO
Authentic Mexican Food


LiveMauia" 7V*
12pmto2pm &6pmtol0pm
Coad's 2fl 18o M itasz $42
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Open Lunch & Dinner
7 Days a Week 11am-10pm
3415 Hwy441S.Okeechobee
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105 Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee
863.70 3.9983
Open Tues Sat
4:30 m 10 pm


Surroundings: Dreaktast & Lunch Breakfast, Lunch & Dinnel
Friendly Service, Monday-Wednesday ThursdaySunday
Friendly Service,
Family Atmosphere 6AM-3PM 6AM-8PM
Lunch & Dinner Favorites:
Fajitas, Burritos Landing Strip Cafe
Chimichangas, (CK Carnitas) 2800 N.W. 20th Trail
plus much more Okeechobee C
Early Bird Specials: O
Weekdays 3pm 5:30pm Sat &
Sun 11am- 5pm
Full Liquor Bar
Happy Hour Everyday
3pm 6pm
Draft Beer 2 for 1
Well Drinks (House Drinks) 2 for
1 (limit 4) .
Location: Buy I et 1 FREE
3415 Hwy 441 South, eror Sanich fr m Regula r M renu
Okeechobee Monday thru Friday
In the Publix Shopping Center, BREIKFAST UACII Drink
Northlake Plaza 1. Touchdown Breakfast 1. Homestyle Burger 990
Hours: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 links, 2 pancakes with fries or Onion Rings
11 am. to 10 p.m. 2. French Toast Combo 2. Turkey Reuben Sandwich
P 2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 links with fries or Onion Rings
7 Days a Week! 3. Breakfast Croissant 449 3. 1/2 BLT, Turkey or Tuna
Phone: with Potato Sandwich with fres or soup
(863) 357-9641 Bagel N Cream Cheese 4. Patty Melt $529
4 0 Fruit Cup & Coffee with fes or Onion Rings
RxI i--'- j- r 5. Sausage, Gravy & Biscuit 5. Junior Super Salad 1
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Specializes in Szechuan,
Hunan, Cantonese,
American & Japanese
Style Cooking
6 BUFFET BARS
150 Items & Salad Bar
Receive a FREE gift on
your Birthday!
Lunch: $6, Dinner: s8"
Fri x S t- .ianfnndl ninnerl $1l


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dinnerspe incudesap F shorShrmp $99
"lad and vegetable & Potato ed wtih rench Frioes & Cole S
1111 South Parrott Ave, Okeechobee
S863-467-2224
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April 29, 2009




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