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Vol. 100 No. 61


Friday, May 22, 2009


50 Plus tax


Administrator trims
county budget ... Page 17



Harvest
of
Hope ...
Page 10


Index


Classifieds 20-26
Community Events............................6
Crossword.. ........ ........ ....... .26
Obituaries 6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports. ..... ...... ..............26-28
Weather 2


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Tax sale a sign of the times


County sees increase
in number of area
properties with
delinquent taxes

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As a sign of the hard economic
times, more people are slower in
paying their property taxes this
year. March 31 was the deadline
for paying property taxes without
having to pay a penalty. This year


14 percent more people than last
year did not pay their taxes on
time.
Beginning May 15 people began
bidding on tax certificates on de-
linquent taxes. What that means is
that they specify how much inter
est they are willing to take on a tax
bill. The person who makes the
lowest bid on a particular property
is awarded the tax certificate for
that property on June 1 and must
pay the taxes on that property.
However, property owners
have until the end of May to pay
their taxes if they also pay a late


penalty and a tax certificate will
not be awarded on that property.
Last year 3,308 tax certificates
were sold. As of May 19, there
were 4,155 properties available
for tax certificates. However, the
number of tax certificates sold will
probably be less than that as some
people will pay at the last minute.
At the tax sale, investors bid
on how much interest they would
charge to pay the taxes. The in-
vestor who will charge the low-
est interest gets the bid, pays
the taxes due and receives a tax
certificate. After two years, the


certificate holder can foreclose;
the property owner must pay the
certificate holder the property tax
plus the specified interest to keep
their property. The tax certificate is
good for seven years. At the end of
seven years, if the certificate holder
has taken no action to foreclose,
they forfeit what they have paid in
taxes to the county.
Those tax certificates not sold
revert to the county. The county
automatically charges 18 percent
interest on the certificates. After
See TAXES- Page 2


Area fifth grade students got a
chance to do something Wednes
day that many kids don't-they
got to talk to cops about their jobs
and the equipment they use.
As part of their graduation
from the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse
Resistance Education) approxi-
mately 511 students, represent-
ing every elementary school in
Okeechobee, were given the op-
portunity to talk to deputies from
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) about K-9s, drugs,
gangs and much more.
The event was held March 20
at the Okeechobee County Agri
Civic Center.
"We provide them the oppor-
tunity to see things and speak to
deputies that they may never have
a chance to do," explained OCSO
Deputy Sergeant Mark Roberts,


each group about their jobs, what
they do and the tools they use."
D.A.R.E. is an educational pro
gram that began in 1983 in Los
Angeles, Calif., and is now being
implemented in 75 percent of the
school districts in the U.S., and in
over 43 countries. The program
is a law enforcement-led series
of classroom lessons that teach-
es children from kindergarten
through 12th grade how to resist
peer pressure and live productive
drug- and violence-free lives.
"We go into the schools and
try to educate them and give them
information about alcohol, to-
bacco, marijuana and inhalants,"
explained Sgt. Roberts. "We talk
about those and give them facts
about the poison involved in
those products.
See DARE- Page 2


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Some area fifth-grade students crowded around the D.A.R.E.
mascot, DAREN, at the program's graduation event held
Wednesday, May 20, at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter. An estimated 511 students took part in Wednesday's event.


I -- -
511 local students ____


graduate D.A.R.E -
By Eric Kopp who heads up the local D.A.R.E.
Okeechobee News program. "The deputies speak to


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2 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009


DARE
Continued From Page 1

"We also touch on peer pressure, per-
sonal pressure and try to arm those little
guys with some information. We try to give
them actual, true information," he added.
Although D.A.R.E. was a 17-week pro-
gram at one time, it was scaled back to 10
weeks. Sgt. Roberts said that was due pri-
marily to FCAT.
"It was too much," he said.
Sgt. Roberts said there are nine actual
physical lessons where the D.A.R.E. instruc-
tors go into the classroom and work with
the kids.
The instructors, he added, are required to
go through a two-week school and become
certified to teach these lessons.
The students' final day in the program
was Wednesday when they graduated and
spent three hours at the Agri-Civic center
talking to deputies.
"We're able to do this because it's a joint
effort between Sheriff Paul May and Dr. Patri


cia Cooper (superintendent of Okeechobee
County schools)," said Sgt. Roberts. "With-
out their support we couldn't do this."
Sgt. Roberts said the students taking
part in D.A.R.E. get credit for their work
and do essays which they can present for
other school projects, such as the Tropicana
Speech Contest. He went on to say that Cody
Prescott, a student at North Elementary, was
the overall winner among D.A.R.E. students
and also won his division at the Tropicana
contest.
"He's a pretty slick little kid. He's sharp,"
said Sgt. Roberts.
The guest speaker at this year's D.A.R.E.
graduation was Javier Sanchez, who is with
Reach Communications out of Cincinnati,
Ohio.
"He flew down especially for this gradu-
ation and did a 30-minute speech on choice
and consequences," Sgt. Roberts said.
According to the D.A.R.E. web site, over
220 communities have started new D.A.R.E.
programs in the last three years.


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Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas, a member of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office dive team, talked with area fifth-grade students Wednesday at their
D.A.R.E. graduation program held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.
Cpl. Thomas fielded questions from the students about the dive team and ex-
plained the team's duties.


Submitted photo/ABWA

ABWA Golden Oldies Dinner Dance
Partygoers enjoy music and dance at the Second Annual Golden Oldies Din-
ner Dance (Women of Tomorrow Chapter of ABWA).



Florida Lottery
Florida Lottery Here are the numbers selected Wednesday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 9-8-8; Play 4: 6-2-5-0; Fantasy 5: 10-12-21-23-33; Mega Money: 2-7-15-25 MB
7; Florida Lotto: 16-36-37-41-45-46; Powerball: 23-30-31-35-42 PB6 x2. Numbers drawn
Thursday. Cash 3: 7-2-2; Play 4: 0-5-6-1.


TAXES
Continued From Page 1

June 1 an interested person may buy a cer-
tificate from the county. Their seven year pe-
riod begins at the time of purchase.
Those certificates held by the county that


are not bought may also be foreclosed at
the end of two years and go for public auc-
tion. After three years lands not sold become
county owned property.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Submitted photo

Realtors Breakfast meeting
From left to right the April Caravan of Realtors breakfast included: Vicki An-
derson & Eric Anderson, Goolsby Realty Co., Shelley Doyle, AE Board of Re-
altors, Donna Huth, Wells Fargo, Debra Pinson, Preferred Properties, Amy
Davis, Pristine Properties, Linda Woloski, United Country, Velva Cannon,
Exit Realty, Marcia Barber, Preferred Properties, Kathy Godwin, Preferred
Properties, Pat Goolsby, Goolsby Realty.


Local Weather


Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler

Thank you
Seacoast Bank delivered "thank
you" cakes to all 11 schools in
Okeechobee to recognize National
Teacher Appreciation Week! Mr.
Randy Paulson, principal of Cen-
tral Elementary accepts a special,
"thank you" cake from Seacoast
National staff, Melody Hodges and
Jon Geitner.


Today: Showers likely and possibly a
thunderstorm. Some of the storms could
produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 83. East southeast wind between
10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is
70%.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 40%.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near
85. East southeast wind between 5 and 10
mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 69. East wind between 5
and 10 mph.
Sunday: A chance of thunderstorms.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. East
southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 40%.




May 22, 2009 Okeechobee News 3


Ag investigators gather for training


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators of agricultural crimes spent
three days in Okeechobee training and ex-
changing crime fighting ideas and informa-
tion.
The investigators, all members of the
Florida Agriculture Crimes Intelligence Unit
(FACIU), were here May 18-20 and ended
their stay with a steak dinner Wednesday
evening at the Okeechobee County Civic
Center on U.S. 98 N.
The unit consists of officers from police
departments, sheriff's offices and other state
agencies from across the state of Florida.
According to Detective Jack Hill, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
members of the group meet monthly to ex-
change information and discuss cases in the
area.
"This particular training rotates through-
out the state," he said. "This is the first time
Okeechobee has hosted it."
These seminars offer classes and special-
ized training that aren't normally offered in
college classes, he added.
FACIU investigates all types of agricultural
crimes including animal abuse and the in-
tentional act of fighting animals.
Detective Hill said the FACIU was instru
mental in breaking up an illegal cockfighting
ring during a Dec. 9, 2007, raid in which 36
men were arrested at a home in Okeecho-
bee Little Farms. Records indicate that 51


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Investigators from the Florida Agriculture Crimes Intelligence Unit were in
Okeechobee May 18-20 for training and were treated to a steak dinner Wednes-
day evening at the Okeechobee County Civic Center. Doing the cooking were
Major Noel Stephen (left, facing), of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Rick Amsden (center) and David Hazellief (right, with back to camera).


law enforcement officers took part in that
raid.
The FACIU has been in existence for 29
years and Detective Hill has been a member
for 25. FACIU president Detective Lee Bar-
beree, of the Polk County Sheriff's Office,
said the state group is part of a much larger


Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Justin Seals, 14, S.E. 25th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested May 13 by Deputy Bart
Potter on a felony charge of burglary of
a conveyance. He was also arrested on a
misdemeanor charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. After being booked at the
Okeechobee County Jail he was released
into the custody of his father.
Donald Kirk McDonald, 48, S.E. 34th St.,


Okeechobee, was arrested May 15 by Officer
Kelley Margerum on a felony charge of ag-
gravated assault (domestic). He was also ar
rested on a misdemeanor charge of battery.
He was released on his own recognizance.
Alfredo Gijon, 32, N.E. 31st Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 16 by Dep-
uty Brian Cross on a charge of aggravated
assault (domestic). His bond was set at
$25,000.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


group called the Southern States Livestock
Rule Enforcement Association. That group
has members from law enforcement agen-
cies all across the Southeast, as well as Mis-
souri, California and Wisconsin.
"We have established contacts in these
agencies which speeds up the (investiga-
tive) process," he said.



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Pranks out of hand
Every year Okeechobee High School
has to deal with the tradition of "senior
pranks." Last year's "prank" involved put
ting mice in the vending machines and pigs
in classrooms. It was not funny as some of
the animals involved were injured in the pro-
cess. This year, at first it seemed the seniors
has more sense. On Monday, a cute "prank"
was discovered. Students sneaked onto
campus over the weekend and planted flow-
ers in the shape of 2009. Another harmless
prank discovered Monday was that an eight-
foot "space ship" had landed on a ledge.
Scattered about were tiny aliens and a ban-
ner reading "Seniors 2009 -- the Mothership
departs June 4." The spaceship was made
of duct tape, foil and paper and stuffed with
balloons. The aliens were also duct tape cre-
ations. Cleanup involved simply throwing it
all in a dumpster. Monday night, however,
the pranks turned ugly and destructive. On
Tuesday morning, school officials found
locks had been superglued. Buildings were
"egged." A tractor was overturned, resulting
in an oil spill. It was an expensive cleanup.
Because of this vandalism, the senior class
lost their class day activities. Parents -- do
you know where your children were Mon-
day night? They need to own up to what
they did. The ones being hurt by this are the
seniors who did not do anything wrong.
It is a shame that the entire senior class
is being punished because of some imma-
ture individuals that won't own up to this
prank. The pranksters should have thought
about consequences before hand. In my
opinion they have disrespected their school
and their fellow classmates. Today is the last
day of school for the class of 2009 and their
Class Day activities are being taken away.
These students have worked hard to get to
where they are, and are a good group of
kids. I hope that they find out who is respon-
sible for the vandalism at the school.


My son, who is a junior, is speculate
ing that it was juniors who did the vandal-
izing. He said last year's "prank" was also
pulled by underclassmen, with one senior
assisting. The school does need to upgrade
its camera system but there is no money.
With the world we are living in today (e.g.
Columbine, VA Tech massacres, Nathaniel
Brazill shooting his school teacher in Palm
Beach County) this school board should be
looking for grants, or whatever it takes, to
find the money to make these schools more
secure. We aren't living in the 1950s any
more. Cameras cannot see everything, but if
the criminal or prankster knows they're be
ing watched, it might save a life and/or the
school money in repair costs in the future.
I think the administration was way out
of line cancelling the senior breakfast and
class day. These kids worked three years to
raise money for their senior activities and
the administration is just stealing it. They
don't even have any proof that seniors did
it. It might have been juniors -- which is the
rumor at school. What does that teach these
kids? That the administration has no respect
for them and has no trust in them. They
worked hard 12 years and now are treated
like trash. The administration's actions are
just wrong. It sends the message -why even
work hard? They'll just blame you for some-
thing you did not do -- with no proof -- and
treat you like a criminal.
The fact that the damage done was so
bad is concerning. The individuals who did
this are criminals and should be tried and
put in jail. They should pay for the damage,
not the senior class or the taxpayers. They
have committed a crime against the com
munity, not just pulled a prank. I would like
to point out that there is little or no security
after hours at any of the schools due to the
cost. However, during the end of school
when the school board is aware that stupid
people go on campus to do damage, I think
extra security measures should be taken,
such as a night watchman. People know
who did this. It is a person of no honor and
frankly, someone who is disturbed. I hope
those who know and care about this person
will protect the community from further de-
struction.
I am against punishing a group for an
offense. How do we know that a seniors)
did the damage? We don't. The students


who have worked hard
serve this.


for years don't de-


It's not right or fair that the school took
Class Day away from the seniors. But it is too
late to do anything about it. What the com-
munity can do to help make these kids feel a
little better would be for everyone to support
the Kiwanis Club in putting on the annual af-
ter graduation party. Let's show the kids we
care. You can drop off donations at Buxtons
or contact any Kiwanis Club member. They
did not get a yearbook signing party or Class
Day events. Let's at least give them a chance
for a nice after graduation party.






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Graduation
Does anyone have any idea where all
these new graduates are going to get a job?
Some have of course, said they are going to
attend IRSC, but we know they don't all do
that. If they did, the college would burst at
the seams. So, where are these young adults
going to work? I wonder why more girls do
not do child care in their homes. Good mon-
ey, great hours, weekends off, if you choose
the right families to work for.
They are still seeking donations for the
Grad Nite festivities. Even if you have an extra
two or three dollars, please stop by Buxton's
and donate. It's worth every cent to make
sure that our kids aren't out on the streets
that night. We as a community should be
proud that we have not had a child die on
graduation night, for many years due to this
party.

Immigration and
unemployment
With the high numbers in unemploy-
ment, you still don't see any American work
ers out in the orange groves, or cane fields.
They won't hire American citizens even
if they wanted a job in the fields. I have a
Friend thatwent and tried to apply at two dif-
ferent Groves and was turned away because
he was white.


It happens all the time in Miami. You
can't get a job unless you speak Spanish. A
few years back we actually had to waste the
time and money to make it a law that Eng-
lish was the language of the State of Florida,
but little good it did. It happens here at work
all the time, people come in asking if any
one here speaks Spanish or French. When
we say no they look at us like we are in the
wrong. The Spanish speaking people are
mostly more understanding, but the French
get insulted.
Some won't hire American citizens
because if they do, they will have to follow
all the wage and hour rules as well as the
health and safety rules. The illegals are too
afraid to turn them in for violating the laws.
The way to reduce illegal immigration is to
crack down on the employers.

Cigarette Taxes
While reading Sunday's Speak Out,
I read the article on cigarette tax. I had a
thought. If the government convinces the
majority of people to stop smoking for their
own good of course and then they get the
majority of people to stop drinking, again for
their own good. Then because of high gas
prices people cut back on their driving be-
cause they can't afford to drive. How is the
government going to replace ALL the rev
enue they're going to lose? Watch out, the
air we breath might be next.

Big government
You can't even watch TV anymore with
out it being a government controlled project.
It's either NCIS or CSI Miami, or something
to do with the federal government. When
is this going to end? Does the government
have to be this big?

Stimulus money
When are the taxpaying people that
work everyday, going to stand up for them-
selves and impeach this president? We are
spending too much money on nothing, but
a bunch of nothing. Now that they've bailed
all of the banks out, all of the insurance
companies want a bail out, all the car com-
panies want a bail out. Every large company
in this country has figured out a way for tax
payers to pay for all of their mistakes. It's a
farce, all of it is. Give it to the people. At least
we would spend it, and it would stimulate
the economy.


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May 22, 2009 Okeechobee News 5


Letters to the Editor


National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer, sponsored
by the Okeechobee Ministerial Association,
was held on the courthouse lawn on Thurs-
day, May 7 at noon. It was truly a communi-
ty-sponsored event that approximately 150
people attended, and we would like to take
this opportunity to share information about
the National Day of Prayer and the program
held locally.
The National Day of Prayer is an annual
observance held on the first Thursday of
May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for
the nation. According to the National Day of
Prayer web site, the observance was created
in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United
States Congress, and signed into law by
President Harry S. Truman. The following is
the program that was observed nationally in
observance of the National Day of Prayer:
Peace Lutheran & Okeechobee Christian
Academy Kindergarten Classes began the
program by singing "God Bless America, fol-
lowed by the Welcome & Opening Prayer
by Rev. Dr. Paul E. Jackson, Sr., International
Prayer Warriors for Christ IPWFC). Post 64 of
the American Legion posted the colors and
led the Pledge of Allegiance. Dr. Jackson
then led the group in singing the National
Anthem, followed by Pastor Larry Kilgore,
Church of God (COG), who sang a stirring
rendition of The Lord's Prayer.
Pastor Tom Pasquarella of Cornerstone
Baptist prayed for the President, his Admin-
istration, and Congress; Pastor Jimmy Gibbs
of The Gathering prayed for the Governor,
the Florida Senate and House of Represen
tatives, the Mayor and the Local Govern
ment. Paul May, Okeechobee County Sher
iff, prayed for the Federal, State, and Local
law Enforcement. Pastor James Garner of
More 2 Life Ministries (M2LM), prayed for
the Supreme Court Justices, and the Federal,
State, and local Judges. Clayton Williams,
Okeechobee City Councilman, prayed for
the protection of the firefighters. Rev. Ed Ski-


ba of Big Lake Hospice prayed for the World
Leaders, Diplomats, and Foreign Relations.
Pastor Bruce Simpson, First United Meth-
odist Church (FUMC), prayed for our col
leges and universities and Dr. Patricia Coo-
per, Superintendent of Okeechobee County
Schools, prayed for our Schools, Educational
System, and our Educators. Nancy Vaughan,
Director of Christian Education at FUMC,
prayed for Racial Harmony and Pastor Joe
McCutchen, Okeechobee Christian Church,
offered a prayer for the Media, which includ-
ed Print, TV and the Internet. Dowling Wat-
ford, Okeechobee City Councilman, prayed
for the Economy. Pastor Arlen Cook, North-
side Baptist Church, prayed for national Pa-
triotism, and Pastor John Garner of M2LM,
accompanied himself on the guitar while
singing Lift up Your Hands.
Rev. James R. Dawson Jr., FUMC, prayed
for national Protection from the Threat of
War, Terrorism, and Natural Disaster fol-
lowed by the Very Rev. Dr. Edward Weiss,
Church of Our Saviour, who prayed for the
Military, their Families, Veterans, POWS, and
MIAS. Rev. Dr. Paul E. Jackson Sr. (IPWFC)
prayed for peace, followed by Pastor Cary
McKee of M2LM, who prayed for the Fam-
ily Unit (Father, Mother, and Children). Pas-
tor Larry Kilgore (COG) prayed for the local
Churches. Pastor Loy Mershimer, Okeecho-
bee Presbyterian Church, prayed for the
peace of Israel followed by Rev. P. Gwen Li
vatt, St. Stephens African Methodist Episco-
pal Church, who prayed for Repentance and
National Revival. Pastor John Garner, M2LM,
ended the prayer time with a prayer for Sal-
vation of Self and Others.
Tabitha Cannon, Denise McElroy, & Anne
Sanborn from Real Life Children's Ranch
added an inspiring interpretive dance to
Serve the Lord, members of the American
Legion Post 64 removed the colors, followed
by Rev. Gene Roddenberry, World Ministry
Outreach/Okeechobee Health Care Facility,
who offered the closing prayer for the ob-


servance of the 2009 National Day of Prayer.
Special thanks to Domino's for provid-
ing pizza, the Kiwanis for serving the pizza
and assisting with the overall set-up, CVS
Pharmacy for providing the bottled water,
and FUMC for providing the chairs. Next
year more tents and chairs will be provided
as we anticipate an even larger community
presence for the observance of the National
Day of Prayer.
Rev. Gene Roddenberry, President
Rev. James R. Dawson, Jr. Vice-Presi-
dent
Rev. Dr. Paul E. Jackson, Sr., Treasurer
Sandy Perry, Secretary
Rev. Larry Kilgore, Executive Director

Thank a cop
Thank a cop next time you see one! I re-
cently had the privilege to do a "ride-along"
with an Okeechobee County Sheriff Deputy
on the 6 p.m. Saturday to the 6 a.m. Sunday
shift. That night heightened my respect and
appreciation for these men and women who
do, to protect and serve us all and our com-
munity. We were constantly on the move the
whole night responding to calls and did not
have time for any donut stops, as the mis-
conception exists. Every call was handled
with total professionalism and respect to-
wards the individuals, especially when the
officers life was constantly in harms way. So,
next time you see a Sheriff's Officer, let them
know they are doing a great job! For if we
did not have their services 24/7, crime would
definitely prevail and we would be in an ut-
ter state of chaos.
Jay Davies

K-9 training and certification
Last week Okeechobee played host to
the annual training and certification of K-9
teams through the Police Workdog Associa-
tion of Florida. This was the ninth consecu
tive year that Okeechobee had hosted the
event.


Taking part in the May 11-14 training were
K-9 teams from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, Glades County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Sebastian Police Department, Seminole
Police Department, Indian River County
Sheriff's Office and the St. Lucie County
Sheriff's Office.
And, as in those prior years, this would
not have been possible without the support
of businesses and individuals.
I would like to thank the following local
businesses for their support through their
donations of prizes and money: Home De-
pot, Domino's Pizza, Happy Hour Tavern,
Good Spirits Lounge, Motel Pier II Resort,
Hair Cuttery, EYDC and staff, Treasure Island
Liquors, Brennan Eyecare, Optical Gallery,
Big Lake Eye Care, Fraternal Order of Eagles
Cypress Hut Lodge and Private Eyes Eyecare
of Jupiter.
This annual event would also not be pos-
sible without the support of Glades County
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, and Sheriff Paul May
and Major Noel Stephen of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office. They not only sup-
port the workdog program, but understand
the importance of having these K 9 teams on
the street.
The Police Workdog Association of Flori
da is a non-profit organization and depends
on the support of businesses and individu-
als so that it can continue to put well-trained
and efficient K-9 teams on the street to not
only protect citizens, but put criminals be-
hind bars.
Again, thank you to everyone who so
generously supports our efforts.
Sincerely,
Detective Rick Voss
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
and treasurer of the Police Workdog
Association of Florida


Community Calendar


Submitted photos/Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc.

Pets of the Week
These friendly little kitties were left behind without a mommy. They are
very friendly and enjoy playing. We have many more wonderful kittens and
cats that are friendly at our shelter, so come see our family at the shelter,
some can be viewed on our petfinder site: http://www.petfinder.com/shel-
ters/FL846.html, Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc., 502 Hwy 98 North,
Okeechobee, FL 34972, 863-532-1110.


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible
approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-
932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. It
will be an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous
(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays,
6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet
club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.
The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more


information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.

Saturday
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee,
242 Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, AA. week-
end noon Open Discussion; NA. Sickest Of
The Sick Group Step Study 7 p.m.; NA. No-
where Left To Go Group Open Discussion 8
p.m. *The Just for Today Club of Okeecho-
bee is not affiliated with any 12 step fellow
ships.
Ballroom dancing in Okeechobee. A
group class in ballroom dancing is being of-
fered in Okeechobee at Church of Our Sav
iour Parrish Hall, 200 N.W Third Street on
Saturday afternoons at 4 p.m. The cost for
the hour lesson is $10. Private instructions
are also available. Come and enjoy the fun
with or without a partner. For more informa-
tion call 772-794-9040.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.




6 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009


Community Events


Good Habits and Old Spirits
to sponsor Annual Putt Putt
Tournament at the KOA on Memorial Day,
Monday, May 25. There will be an $8 entry
fee, two-man scramble, blind draw. Sign up
at Good Spirits from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tee off time is 2 p.m. Must be 21 to play. Join
us for great prizes, fun & giggles. Proceeds
benefit the KOA Kid Camp.

Chamber of Commerce
holds fundraiser
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
presents 'Mud Hole Madness' Memorial Day
weekend, May 22-25. Over 300 acres of fam-
ily fun over 70 acres of mud! Live music,
truck pull, children's riding area, children's
play area with pony rides, showers and
truck wash. Free camping and RV parking.
Four full days just $50 or $20 daily children
age 13 and under free. At Holley Mud Hole-8
miles east of Okeechobee off State Road 70.
For information go online to www.holley-
mudhole.com or call 863-357-2456 or 863-
763-6464.

Real Life Children's Ranch
to host benefit yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will
be open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
starting on May 18, through June 12, to host
a benefit yard sale. After June 12, the yard
sale will be closed for the rest of the sum-
mer. They will be accepting donations dur-
ing the remainder of the summer months.
Come on out for great bargains!

Church to host Health
Fair and Gospel Fest
Saint StephenA.M.E. Church of Okeecho-
bee will be hosting a Health Fair and Gospel
Fest that will take place on Saturday, May 23,
at Douglas Brown Community Center, lo-
cated at 726 N.E. 16th Avenue, Okeechobee.
The Health Fair will start 10AM-2PM with
Special guest: Mrs. Wilma Atkinson, a cer-
tified trained HIV/AIDS Counselor who will
speak on HIV & AIDS Awareness, the panel
will also include a guest speaker who will
speak about: Living with Diabetes. The Gos-
pel Fest will start at 4-7 p.m., featuring Se-
renity Plus who will be ministering through
songs and music. Free admission and seat-
ing is limited. Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church
of Okeechobee is under the leadership of
Reverend Pauline Livatt, Pastor. For more in-
formation call: 863-763-5018.

Red Cross to hold Babysitter
training class
The Okeechobee Service Center of
the American Red Cross will be holding
a Babysitter's Training class on Thursday,
June 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for those ages
11 through 15 yrs. of age are invited to attend
the class. The cost is $40 and the class will
be held at American Red Cross, Okeechobee
Service Center, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For more
information or to register, please call 863-
763-2488 as space is limited.


Obituaries


Register for Horse Day Camp
UF/IFAS Okeechobee County 4-H Pro-
gram, along with the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center and the Children's Services Council
of Okeechobee, will be offering the Third
Annual "Just Horsing Around" Horse Day
Camp. Each of the three weeks will have
a unique theme. The first week, June 8-12,
will focus on general horsemanship and rid-
ing skills.
The second week, July 6-10, will expose
campers to various equine disciplines. The
third week, July 13-17, will offer camp-
ers insight into the rodeo world, focusing
on pole bending, barrel racing, goat tying,
roping and other "non-roughstock" events.
For more information and to register please
contact the Okeechobee Extension Office at
863-763-6469. Camp fee is $100 plus a $25
stall fee per week.
Participants must provide their own hors-
es. *Pre-registration is required for the first
week horse camp by no later than June 1.

Considering adoption?
Please join the Children's Home Society
of Florida at our monthly Adoption Orienta-
tion session, 415 Avenue A, Suite 100, Fort
Pierce, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, May
28. For anyone interested in learning more
about adoption. This fun, casual and FREE
open house-style orientation will provide an
overview of adoption and answer all ques-
tions related to adoption and CHS' adoption
process.
Please help raise adoption awareness in
our community as we try to find additional
permanent, loving homes for children in fos-
ter care. To RSVP or for more information,
contact Children's Home Society's Adoption
information line at 772-489-5601, ext. 277.

Looking for athletes
Xplosion All Stars is looking for athletes
to fill the remaining spots on this year's
competitive Junior Dynamite Team and Tiny
Sparklers Team. No experience necessary!
The Junior Dynamite Team athlete's must
be 8-12 years old as of 5/31/09, be in good
physical condition and be in good academic
standing.
The Tiny Sparklers Team ranges from
ages 3-5 years old. The cut off date for this
team is May 31 as well. These athletes com-
pete all over the State of Florida. In the 2008-
2009 season, our athletes brought home nu-
merous awards and state titles. All athletes
will be trained in cheerleading, dance and
tumbling.
Please contact Coach Victoria at (863)
441-3826 for more information as soon as
possible, as spots are limited.


REACH AND ROCK concert
Reach FM, a Christian radio station (90.5
FM) is hosting a concert, REACH and ROCK,
on Friday, June 5, at the Freshman Campus.
The time is 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Any local busi-
ness that would like to donate toward this
event, your name will go up on the sign for
sponsors and be another great way to adver-
tise. If you are interested, call Debi at 863-
467-8080 or 863-447-0175.

Heroes in the Park fun day
The American Red Cross will hold a
"Heroes in the park" family fun day on Sat-
urday, June 6, in Flagler Park from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. There will be food, games and
entertainment. All proceeds will benefit the
American Red Cross Okeechobee Service
Center. For more information call Debbie
Riddle at 863-763-2488.

Free VPK program open
A FREE Summer Voluntary Pre Kinder-
garten (VPK) program is available for chil-
dren who will be entering kindergarten in
the Fall. The program is taught by certified
elementary teachers. Breakfast, lunch, and
snack will be provided at no cost to the par-
ent. The program will begin on Monday,
June 8 and end on Friday, Aug. 21. This pro-
gram is not income based and the following
are the only requirements: Child must be a
Florida resident; Child must have turned 4
on or before Sept. 1, 2008; Child must NOT
have participated in a VPK program during
the school year. Please call the Early Learn-
ing Coalition at 863-357-1154 to schedule an
appointment.

Summer swim lessons
Okeechobee County Parks and Recre-
ation is offering swimming lessons Mondays
through Thursdays during the following
three sessions, June 8-18, June 22-July 2,
and July 6-July 16. The cost is $30 per ses-
sion with a $5 discount for a second child
from the same household. Classes will be
held at 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 5:30
p.m. Payment is due upon registration. Re-
funds will reflect a $5 processing fee. Enroll-
ment is limited and is offered on a first come
first serve basis. Registration will take place
on June 6, at the sports complex pool from 8
a.m. until 2 p.m. For information please call
the sports complex pool at 863-467-7667.

Sports complex pool open
The sports complex pool has begun
summer hours. From now until June 3, the
pool will be open from 3 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday
through Friday, from 10-5 p.m. on Saturday,
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Evelyn A. Jones, 84
OKEECHOBEE Evelyn A. Jones, age 84, of
Okeechobee, died Wednesday, May 20, 2008, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center. Formerly
of Hollywood, she has been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1991 and a member of Peace Lu-
theran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ray Jones.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her sons, Kim Jones
(Susan) of Ft. Lauderdale, Kevin Jones (Missy)
of Orange Park; and grandchildren, Jordan
Jones of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Gabby Mallette,
and London Mallette of Orange Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, in the Buxton Funeral Home
chapel. A private burial will be at the Bushnell
National Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
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City council helps church


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Sacred Heart Catholic Church came a step
nearer to accomplishing plans for a bigger
church thanks to action taken by the Okeecho
bee City Council at their meeting on Tuesday,
May 19. The council approved the church's re
quest to change zoning on the church's S.W
Sixth Street property from holding to resident
tial single family one. A church is one of the
permitted uses in the new zoning.
The council also rescinded the action of
their last meeting when they agreed to tempo-
rary street closings in Flagler Park for the Red
Cross to have a fund raising event on June 6.


The new request for street closing approved
by the council allows Fifth Avenue through
Flagler Park to stay open while closing those
sections of Third and Fourth avenues through
Flagler Park.
Turning to other action, the council ap-
proved an agreement to promote the census
and appointed councilman Clayton Williams
as an alternate member of the Public Risk
Management Board of Directors. The mayor
proclaimed the month of May to be Foster Care
Month and Teen Pregnancy Month in the city.
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City of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, right, proclaimed the month of May to be
Foster Care Month in the city. Receiving the proclamation was Rossana Gonza-
lez of Hibiscus Children's Center. The presentation took place at the Tuesday,
May 19 city council meeting.


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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
City of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, right, proclaimed the month of May to be
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Eighty-seven migrant and or Hispanic stu
dents were congratulated for their academic
achievements during a special ceremony
called Harvest of Hope on Wednesday night
at Okeechobee High School.
All these students will graduate on time
with their class in early June, thus the har-
vest of hope, as these educated teenagers
will soon hit the streets of Okeechobee.
Leslie Lundy, Coordinator of Grants and
Special Programs, explained that the annual
ceremony is meant to honor the migrant
and Hispanic students who are part of the
class of 2009.
High School Principal Toni Wiersma re-
membered back to four years ago when
many of these students received Take Stock
in Children Scholarships, college scholar-
ships offered by Indian River State College.
"I am so proud of you and what you have
accomplished," she said. "I've watched you
come into high school as young ladies and
young men, and you are about to leave us,
ready to enter the world, which can be cruel,
but you've already overcome obstacles, and
you know how to survive."
She said the students will continue to
grow and accomplish things in their careers.
She urged the students not to forget their
roots in Okeechobee.
Director of Student Services Joni Ard also
congratulated the students. She thanked the
students for their years of hard work and
dedication to school.
"Nothing is better to a teacher than to see
students make gains, whether its making
new sounds, or culminating their school ca-
reer and receiving their diploma," she said.
Ms. Ard said moments like this make the
hard work teachers put in to educate and
learn their crafts worth it. "In you I see the
future of America is in capable hands."
Senior Guidance Counselor Sharon Coker
said graduation will lead these students into
a new and exciting journey. She thanked
parents for their dedication to their children.
"We administrators and they, the stu-
dents, owe you much appreciation for in-
stilling the values that they live by and will
hopefully pass down to their children. Se
niors, I will remember you with pride. You
are the stars of tomorrow," she said.
Guest speaker Elida Villalpando is the
migrant advocate at Everglades Elementary
School. She spoke about her experience
as a migrant student. She quit school at 18,
but went back and received a GED and has
worked 29 years for the school district.
"I thank God for helping me. I have a bet-
ter job to support my kids," she said. "Get all
the education you can. Having to work hard
made me appreciate everything more. We
worked hard to earn and took better care of
the things we bought."
Maribel Gonzales works for the State At-
torneys Office. She also was a migrant stu
dent. She explained that she thought about
quitting at 14 years old. However, she said
all that she would have was a job in a citrus
grove. She persevered and graduated from
high school and Indian River State College.
She said that without education she would
not have gotten a good job.


"I have a job inside an office with air con-
ditioning, and I don't have to be in the sun
all day," she said.
Gonzales is now a student at Florida At-
lantic University and has higher goals for her
career.
Marializabeth Gonzalez and Miriam Her-
nandez performed a special song for the
crowd.
Laura Serrano-Velasquez and Ivan Torres
received gifts from local business owners
who were also migrant students at Okeecho-
bee High School. Serrano Velasquez received
a laptop computer and Torres a check for
$300.
Riverside National Bank also gave out
one-day tickets to Busch Gardens to six stu-
dents.
Twelve honor students also received
awards from Hispanic Advocate Elizabeth
Ruiz.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Mario Nunez donated a laptop comput-
er to Laura Serrano-Velazquez (right).


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Elida Villalpando was one of the guest Maribel Gonzales, an employee for the
speakers at the Harvest of Hope. State Attorney, spoke to the students
about the value of education.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Marializabeth Gonzales (left) and Miriam Hernandez perform at the Harvest of
Hope Wednesday night.




May 22, 2009 Okeechobee News 11


Students take

honors at public

speaking contest

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Thirty of the best public speakers in
Okeechobee competed for the champion-
ship at the annual 4-H/ Tropicana Public
Speaking Contest at Okeechobee High
School.
Fourth, fifth and sixth graders impressed
the large crowd with their public speaking
skills as they spoke on subjects like Girl
Scouts, animal cruelty and the dangers of
tobacco.
"I was really pleased with the event this
year," 4-H Coordinator and Extension Agent
Debbie Clements said, "There was a good
turnout and I was glad to see some home
school participation this year."
Public speeches can be boring at times,
but these speeches from talented Okeecho-
bee students were anything but. Everyone
in the Okeechobee High School Lecture hall
was entertained by the students.
Marshall Rucks won the fourth grade com-
petition with a speech about snow skiing in
Nevada. He told the crowd he can't wait for
the day he can hit the slopes again. Zachary
Kielbasa took second place as he educated
parents and adults on why the Okeechobee
Sports Complex should be a tobacco and
smokeless free area. Christina Smiley gave
an interesting speech on horses to take third
place. Lilli McGlamory took fourth place as
she told the crowd what it is like to be a mili-
tary child. The fifth grade competition was
won by Cody Prescott of North Elementary
School. He spoke about going to middle
school and the unknown. Marjon Librando
of Osceola Middle School took second with
a speech on rules, and Ryan Daniel of Os-
ceola spoke about his family's new puppy.
Carolanne Lundy of Seminole Elementary
spoke on the gift of life.
The sixth grade competition was won by
Michael Daniel of Osceola who spoke on
change. Audra Torres of Yearling took sec-
ond place with a speech on the color green,
Shayla Pendrey took third with a speech on
cattle production in Florida, and William
Smiley, a home school student, took fourth
place with a presentation on his dreams for
a special club house.
County Commissioner Margaret Helton,
and Cooperative Extension employees Chad
George and Cara Butts served as the judges
this year. Pat McCoy served as the mistress
of ceremonies.
Each student took home some kind of
award. The competition began at the class-
room level, then moved on to school, and
then county wide competitions. Contestants
won certificates, ribbons, and even medal-
lions depending on how far they went in
the competition. The winners also received
summer camp scholarships. The students
can choose from the 4-H water camp, the
4-H horse camp and a new day camp offered
this summer that dives into history called the
blast from the past. "I think this is a won
derful experience for the kids and I think the
kids show their abilities and perform better
than most adults would in public speaking,"
Ms. Clements noted.


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Submitted photo
Fourth Grade winners
Marshall Rucks, first place winner, gave his winning speech about snow skiing
in Nevada. Zachary Kielbasa, second place winner, gave a stirring speech on
why the sports complex should be smoke free. (I to r) Marshall Rucks, Zachary
Kielbasa, Christina Smiley, third place and Lilli McGlamory, fourth place.


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Submitted photo


Fifth Grade winners
Cody Prescott, first place, Marjon Librando,
place and Carolanne Lundy. fourth place.


second place, Ryan Daniel, third


Submitted photo
Sixth Grade winners
Michael Daniel, first place, Audra Torres, second place, Shayla Pendrey, third
place and William Smiley, fourth place.


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12 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009


Special magistrate imposes fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols imposed
fines of $20 a day for every day of noncom-
pliance beginning May 20 in three code
violation cases as a result of hearings held
Tuesday, May 19. James Wilkerson was
fined because he did not have the proper
permits for a pole barn on N.W. 85th Court.
Timothy Sellers was fined for having unli
censed vehicles, tires, vehicle parts, rubbish
and trash on his N.W. 364th Road property.
John Harrison of S.E. 39th Avenue was fined
because of the accumulation of debris on
his property.
Fitzpatrick Land Company, Francisco
Santibanez, Alain Zimmer, Ralph Bucheit,


Lefty Summerford, Alto Watford, Michael
Goins, James Slattery. Pensco Trust Compa
ny and Rebecca Lewis were given until June
11 to come into compliance or they could
face fines up to $250 a day for every day of
noncompliance.
Code enforcement officer Blanca Sauce-
do stated that the property of Timothy Cook
on N.W. 47th Terrace has come into partial
compliance.
Therefore he was given until July 16 to
come into compliance or possibly face a fine
of up to $250 a day.
Because Donald Bastura had gotten a
quote from a contractor on demolition of a
condemned structure on his NW 81st Court
property and appeared to be making prog-
ress toward coming into compliance, he


was given until July 16 to come into compli-
ance.
Property belonging to the Enock Clark
Trust was facing a fine. However, code en-
forcement officer Beth Albert stated that
while full compliance has notbeen achieved,
a great effort had been put into attempting
to clean up the property. Therefore the case
was tabled until next month.
The S.E. 28th Avenue property belong-
ing to John Guarine had been cited for junk,
debris, unlicensed vehicles and household
items. Because it was not in compliance
Mrs. Saucedo recommended a fine of $20 a
day. Kenneth Wofford, the property owner's
son, requested another month to clean up
the property. Special magistrate Lois Nichols
granted the request, if it is not in compliance
by next month, the fine could be up to $500
a day. Mrs. Albert stated that Richard Thomp-
son had obtained the necessary permits to
clean up his N.W. 24th Drive property. He
has until June 11 to bring his property into
compliance. The properties of The Vantage
Development and Frank Carran were found
to be in compliance and were not heard.


Okeechobee News/Diana Whitehall

Local favorite
Local dairy farmer, Kiwanis Club
member and well known Okeecho-
bee resident, Red Larson was the
guest speaker at last week's Kiwan-
is Club meeting. Mr. Larson gave a
brief biography to club members
telling them that he is a third gen-
eration dairy farmer in the family-
owned business. He said that he
was born in South Dakota. Mr. Lar-
son was in the U.S. military as a pi-
lot in the Air Force. He played foot-
ball for the Hurricanes.


Submitted photo

Business women's meeting
On April 23, Frank Kruppa(right), administrator at the Okeechobee Health
Department, recently spoke to the members of ABWA about the services at
our local health department, including some that were new to us. Mr. Kruppa
received his BA from Binghampton University in New York and his MA in
Public Administration from the University of Central Florida. He engages
in educating the public to health and environmental issues to achieve their
mission of "a healthier future for the people of Florida." He was introduced
by ABWA member, Barbara Godejohn (left) herself a Health Department em-
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May 22, 2009 Okeechobee News 17


Administrator finds savings in county budget


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County's deficit may not be
as bad as was originally thought. On several
occasions recently county administrator Lyn-
don Bonner has announced that the county
is facing a $2.7 million deficit.
However, at the last commission meeting
on Thursday, May 14 Mr. Bonner announced


that he had found $2.2 million in potential
savings in the county's budget.
At that time he did not elaborate. How-
ever, he recently released an 11 page docu-
ment detailing the savings from actions that
are being taken or could be taken. Savings
in each of the county's departments were
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reductions were included in the figures.
Each department saved by not applying a
3 percent salary increase to the departments
head's salary. This money had been budget-
ed but was not applied to department head
salaries.
The largest saving, $756,573, came from
the facilities maintenance department and
was achieved primarily by canceling pur-
chases of budgeted equipment, delaying
improvements and cancelling the building
of a new maintenance building. Building/
code compliance saved $512,231, mostly
from the salaries of seven positions that had
previously been eliminated.
Savings in the road and bridge depart-
ment could amount to $437,199. That sav-
ings is achieved from a variety of methods
including changing oil in vehicles less fre-
quently, employees using water jugs instead
of bottled water, raising the A/C setting at
night, cutting off unnecessary lights, elimi
nation of providing a dump truck and driver
to go with the sheriff's weekend community
service trash pickup crew, and working four,
10 hour days a week. There are also 12 va-
cant positions in the road department.
The above savings all come from funds
controlled by the county commission. It
must be noted that the county commission
does not have authority to direct the spend-
ing of constitutional officers (the sheriff, the
tax collector, the property appraiser and the
supervisor of elections) even though these
officers' budgets contribute to the county's
deficit.


Any budget cuts from constitutional offi-
cers would have to be voluntary.
Also at the May 14, meeting commission-
er Joey Hoover asked for the commission to
look at specific activities where money could
be saved. While he admitted that each item
questioned would save only a few thousand
dollars, they would all add up. He asked
how much the county spends on dues for
commissioners to belong to various organi
zations and how much the county spends
reimbursing commissioners for mileage in
their privately owned cars.
This year to date the county has spent
$14,213 in dues for organizations to which
the commissioners belong. Those organi-
zations include the Florida Association of
Counties, National Association of Counties,
Florida Heartland Rural Economic Develop-
ment Incentive, County Coalition for Respon-
sible Management of Lake Okeechobee and
Robert P. Jones and Associates.
Looking at reimbursement for mileage
to date this budget year, commissioner
Noel Chandler was reimbursed $1,864.67
for mileage. Commissioner Margaret Helton
came in second at $992.59. Commission
chairman Clif Betts was reimbursed $496.56
in addition to the $50 a month he gets for
being commission chairman. Commission-
ers Ray Domer and Joey Hoover did not turn
in any mileage.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Dear Parents and Friends of Okeechobee
We are writing this because Okeechobee Christian Academy is in
severe financial crisis...with a need for $120,000 by June 1st.
Though it sounds impossible, we are trusting in the Lord to provide for
us. This amount is needed to keep our school open next year and
includes provisions for teacher salaries and other financial obligations.
Regretfully, if we are not able to come up with these funds, our school will
close which is not what anyone wants to see happen.
We believe, in the midst of this, God is indeed preparing us to do
great work as we have already received over $7,000 since last
week. We ask that you please pray for Okeechobee Christian
Academy and the decisions that must be made in the coming weeks
as we restructure our school to achieve a Christian education for
our students.
If you are able to make a donation to our school, please call (863)
763-3072 or (863) 763-0841. All gifts are tax deductible.
Grace and Peace to You,
Reverend Joshua C. Strunk, Headmaster,
Okeechobee Christian Academy and
Reverend John T. Garner, "More to Life" Ministries, Okeechobee
Christian Academy Board Chairman


Okeechobee Christian Academy
S701 S. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL


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18 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009



Civil Air Patrol squadron chaplain retires


Captain Woodward joined the Okeecho
bee Composite Squadron not long after it's
inception in August of 2005 and served con-
tinuously as the Squadron's Chaplain and
Moral Leadership Officer until his retirement
in April 2008.
According to Squadron Commander,
Captain Joe Papasso, when the Squadron
first started, Captain Woodward was one of
only two Officers in the Squadron with any


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

OUA recognition
Frank Irby, left, chairman of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
Board of Directors, presents a plaque
to Eddie Trent, right, for serving for
six years on the board. The presen-
tation took place at the Tuesday, May
12 board meeting.


CAP experience. His knowledge of CAP, ad
vice and guidance to the new squadron was
invaluable. Captain Woodward performed
his services to the Squadron and CAP above
and beyond the call of duty during his tenure
with the Okeechobee Composite Squadron
and he will truly be missed by all!
Captain Papasso said the Civil Air Patrol
maintains a very high level of Cadet Pro-
tection Policies and expects a professional
operation with professional officers. Cap-
tain Woodward's knowledge in these areas
guided him through some very difficult situ
nations in the early years and he continued to
do so to until his retirement from CAP and
the Squadron. The Squadron cannot thank
Captain Woodward enough for his service
over the past few years, he is a big part of
the success of the Okeechobee Composite
Squadron.
The Squadron also understands Captain
Woodward can never be replaced, but a
new Squadron Chaplain must now take his
place and what remains for the Squadron
today is to find a new Chaplain.
The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain duties are pri
marily to advise the Commander on Ethical
and Moral issues as well as provide Pastoral
Care for the Squadron members and coordi-
nate Moral Leadership for CAP Cadets. Certi-


fied Chaplains may also provide Emergency
Ministry if they so desire. CAP is a volunteer
organization and the time required to per
form these duties varies with events and
the amount of involvement as determined
by the Chaplain. Meetings, while not man-
datory, are every Tuesday starting at 7:30 to
9 p.m. in T-Hanger #1 at the Okeechobee
County Airport and provide the primary con
tact with the Squadron for understanding
their needs.
Moral leadership however, is an immedi-
ate need the Squadron must fill ASAP. If you
are a member of the Clergy and are inter-
ested in providing guidance to the youth in
the Okeechobee area, the Civil Air Patrol is
a worthwhile opportunity to support your
community. Or, if you are interested in the
Civil Air Patrol or any of the other many fas-
cinating opportunities it offers to Cadets or
adults, please contact Capt. Joe Papasso at
561-252-0916, Lt. Joe Ragon at 954-695-8000


or Lt. Greg Gernat at 863-697-9915. Meetings
are every Tuesday at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Airport, T-Hanger #1. Please
call for directions and gate access.


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Call Fath (863) 610-2204


TREMENDOUS PTENTIAL! Total of 5 contguous city lots equaling 81
Acre located directly off of Hwy 441 on SW 2nd Ave & SW 9th St.
Included are three residential houses, which are currency zoned light
commercial MAKE OFFER! $457,000 #310 Call Lon (863)634-1457
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SHORT-SALE 2006 Beautiful CBS 3/2 home has everything
you are looking for Marble tile, Cherry wood cabinets and
granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, waffle ceil-
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Asking $134 000 # 209F Call Sharon 634-6241


BEAUTIFUL 2/2 in 55 and over community with clubhouse and all of
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6797


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May 22, 2009 Okeechobee News 19


Local area crime rate up 37 percent


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County saw a big increase in
crime last year according to the latest crime
reports released by the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement.
There were 1,753 crimes in Okeechobee,
with 1,320 in the County, and 432 inside the
city limits. Both the County and City crime
rates were up by over 37 percent.
Sheriff Paul May said he was expect-
ing this type of increase. "After the first two
months of 2008, I knew it would be a year
where the crime rate went up significantly,"
he said. "We went down 17 percent in 2007
and we lost that plus another 20 percent.
This is mostly robberies, larcenies, and juve-
nile type crime. It's a sign of our economic
times."
The most common type crime in
Okeechobee last year was burglary and lar-
ceny. There were 589 burglaries, and 816
larcenies. The report also showed 19 rapes,
36 robberies, 238 aggravated assault, and 53


motor vehicle thefts.
Sheriff May said the city and county crime
rates were virtually identical. "We're pretty
busy, we have some arrest information that
shows we have arrested more in '08, were
staying on top of it as well as we can. Hope-
fully, the economic situation will revert so
people can go back to work and this crime
rate will go down. Okeechobee County and
City is still a safe place to live," he said.
There were two murders in Okeechobee
last year. They occurred in the same incident
in Douglas Park. There have been no arrests
in that case and none are imminent, law
men said.
Sheriff May said he believes Okeechobee
is in better shape in terms of violent crimes
than a lot of other Florida communities.
"This is still a safe place. Our violent crime
rate is not as bad as it was four or five years
ago. People should take valuables out of
cars and lock their cars. I hate to say this, but
this is a new time in Okeechobee, you can't
leave things lying around."


City Police handled 10 robberies, 25 ag-
gravated assaults, 96 burglaries, and 290 lar
ceny type crimes last year.
Okeechobee had 2,357 arrests reported
last year. The most common cases that led
to arrest were aggravated assaults, 165, bur-
glaries, 147, and larcenies, 161. There were
294 juvenile arrests last year an increase
from 189 in 2007.
Glades County had a 3.8 percent increase
in the crime rate. There were three rapes,
three robberies, 50 aggravated assaults, 123
burglaries, 170 larcenies, and 37 motor ve
hicle thefts in Glades County. Glades County
made 692 arrests, down from 878 in 2007.
There were 46 juvenile arrests in 2008, down
from 93 in 2007.
Sheriff May said some small counties
had 75 percent increases in crime. He noted
most of the increase was in larcenies and
stealing, "It doesn't mean it's any less safe,
its just a lot of people don't have work, a lot
of people need money and they'll get it any
way they can."


Firefighter reinstated after criminal charges dropped


^t C Patdrica Louise Goolsby,
& 2 Licensed Real Estate Broker
634-5588
FULL SERVICE 634-5588
REALTOR patgoolsby@embarqmail.com
LARGE WATERFRONT HOME. Ths
lot has a canal on two sides of proper-
ly Mature oaks and a nice boatdock
Well maintained home and ready to
move in MLS #201606, $150,000.
Call icki at 83-63-4106.


WATERFRONTWell-maintaind SW
mobile home Ceramicle through
Family room wih a bathroom built on
Boat house w electc host and cn-
crete area. MLS #201706, $99,000.
Call icki at 863-6344106.
OWN WATERFRONT AT AN
AFFORDABLE PRICE. Has ds own
boat ramp Concrete slab wih lighted
oooer Fence in lot Clean SwMH
PRICED TO SELL MLS #22115,
$72,900. Call Mcki at 860634-4106.
Vey nice SWMH. Nce FL Rm, Iro
sceened porches, t sheds, eat dok
fenced inyad Panted whitwt dlrywarl
and vertical birds throughoutAumninum
Hurricane Shutters MLS #202416,
$59,900 Call Vickid 633441
WELL.MAINTAINED HOME IN A
MAINTAINED PARK Has all the
amentes clubhouse, po, shufe-
board, aies daly. Fun, safe place t
N Alumnum roof oer MLS #02383
69,500. Call Vic 83634-4106.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Joseph Sullivan was reinstated back to
work at the Okeechobee County Fire Rescue
Treasure Island Station last week, just over a
month after his arrest on a felony charge in
Martin County.
Assistant Fire Chief David McCain said
Sullivan was placed on administrative leave
without pay after the arrest. He was rein
stated when the charge was dropped by the
State Attorneys Office on April 20.
The 24-year-old firefighter was arrested
March 29, after an incident at the Marriott
Hotel on NE Ocean Blvd in Stuart. The arrest
affidavit stated the victim said Sullivan got
into an argument with her, and that she was
struck in the right cheek area with a closed
fist. The affidavit noted the victim claimed
Sullivan got on top of her and began chok
ing her.
Hotel security guards told authorities they


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Employee recognition
Frank Irby, left, chairman of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA)
Board of Directors, congratulates
Leif Garrard, right, of the mainte-
nance department for five years'
service to the utility. The recogni-
tion took place at the OUA board
meeting on Tuesday, May 12.


heard the victim crying for help in the room,
and screaming. The report said security men
found the victim lying on the bed gasping for
air when they entered the room. The secu-
rity officers said Sullivan refused to stay out
of the room and they had to wrestle him to
the ground until Sheriff Deputies arrived.
The affidavit said the victim suffered
























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Duplex $750.00


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swelling above her right cheek, bruises on
her neck and elbow abrasions.
Assistant State Attorney Erin Kirkwood
confirmed that she dropped the charges but
offered little comment on the case, "The
charges have been dropped and that's the
end of it."


CBS HOME ON ACANALTO LAKE
OKEECHOBEE. Seened in poand
Jacu drsesngt iing mum by
pool Two sheds, boat launch, boat
house with lift MLS #202330,
$198,500. Call Vick 86-344106.


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Park 1992 14 X 56
Singlewide mobile
home with screen
porch addition 2
heds and fenced
Make offer' $65,000

0I4-M: DWMH on
two lots in Treasure
Island Two car
arage/storage
building w/full bath
Attached carport
Seawall, boat house
MLS# 202635

5015-M: Big "0" RV
Park on HWY 78
West 1/1 RV on a
nice lot with easy
Rim Canal access.
Furnished, ready for
occupancy MLS#
202126


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30O2-M: Treasure
Island mobile home
completely furnished
with concrete Seawall,
covered boatcover,
screened porch MLS#
202548
500741H. 3 bdrm 2 ba
Basswood hme Lots of
kitchen cabinets, appli-
ances Fndge, stove,
dishwasher and
microwave New Metal
rof and Ig rear screed
porc MLS#202443


5034-M: Looking for a
summer get-away this
might just be it' Fort
Drum Travel Trailer
with pole barn and
workshop on 285+/-
acres $39,000 MLS#
202556


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Circle-Oak Lake Estates.
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to Run Collection/Disco
routes. Earn $400-1000+
p/wk. Need own Ladder
equipped vehide & valid
DL. Drug & Background
chk. $500 Signing Bonus
for Qualified Individuals.
Call: 561-386-0449


A/C SERVICE TECH
with minimum 5 yrs exp.
Must have clean D/L &
own tools. Good pay,
benefits. DFWP.
No phone calls accepted.
Apply in person at 312
SW 2nd St., Okeechobee.
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Fax Resume: (863) 467-1197
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ER
Painting, Repairs,
Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


Electrc Bicyde $375,
Electric Golf Cart
(club car) $800, Hot
Tub $800, Make offer
or trade. 863-467-4611

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is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
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HANDY CAMCORDER -
Sony w/night vision.
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FINISH MOWER for
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(305)370-5647


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* Kenmore side by side *
refrigerator, stove, mi-
crowave & dishwasher.
SAll in new condition.
$1500 863-634-8420



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with side rails $400 obo
863-484-2052


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DOMESTIC BAR-B-
QUE Pigs. $50 & up.
Call 863-763-4205 or
561-722-1473





MESA PLANT WORLD
Blueberry $13,
Pomegranates $25,
Pecans $60, Papaya $10
FL Trees Peaches,
Pears, Apples, $55 ea.
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BEAUTIFUL SAMAN-
THA'S GARDEN APTS -
In Town, 2br/2ba, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500. sec.
(863)634-5780

BEAUTIFUL 2BR, Close
to town. Newly renovat-
ed. Only $750 mo. in-
cludes water. Pets
okay upon approval.
Call 561-255-4377

OKEECHOBEE: Utilities
Induded 1BR in town,
$700/mo, no pets,
smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861





OKEECHOBEE remod-
eled 2/2 Villa, $825/mo,
1st, last & $500 sec re-
quired.(561)762-7660

-TAYLOR CREEK~
g round floor, 1BR/1BA,
mished/unfurnished,
water ind., pets ok,
$750 mo. Call Sandy
561-601-4344
Owner/Agent




AFFORDABLE NEW
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile floors, jacuzzi
tub, Bring Pets, Large
Yards (561)723-2226

DUPLEX 3BR, 2 BA,
Garbage pickup & Lawn
induded. $800 mo., 1st
&sec. (863)634-5283

LEAVE THE CITY Live
in the country! 2/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230

LOG CABIN 2BR,
IBA Rim Canal. Pool &
Dock. Furnished w/Bed-
ding, Linens & Cookware.
(561)234-0277


Southwest Section
3/2, w/2 car
garage, c/a/h, w/d
ookup, oak trees.
(863)467-2541
or (863)634-9330

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neighbor's garage, attic,
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OKEECHOBEE 820 sq.
ft. er unit-4 units avail.
Call (772)201-7473 &
ask about free rent.

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ROOMMATE WANTED
Private room w/ bath,
non smoker, 3/2 mobile
home 863-763-2990




ROOM TO RENT
TREASURE ISLAND
Call 863-634-8374





PRIVATE
WATERFRONT
2 Bdrm., W/D, Large
Maintained yard.
$850 Mo (F/L) $500 Sec.
Rent to own w/10%
down.(863)697-1280 or
(863)467-8683

TREASURE ISLAND
3BR, 2BA, with shed.
$950 move in,
$750/mo.
Call 863-8240981

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the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
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WATERFRONT REN-
TALS 2/3 BR, lake ac-
cess, easy in, furn. or
unfum. From $650/mo.
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561-262-1390






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




HOME on 3 acres, 2BR,
full bsmt, elevation
2500', $205,000. Call
828-208-0980


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BEST VALUE IN
TOWN! For Rent: 2/1
apartment. Unit newly re-
modeled. Located 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash &
lawn maintenance indud-
ed. No Pets! $495 Move
in special. M-F
(863)467-2982

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

OKEECHOBEE 3BR
1.5BA screened patio,
carport, wood doors,
dbl. lot, town water/
sewer, $800 mo., no
dep. (954)610-5345

SENIOR PARK Over
55, 35' travel trailer
w/screen room,
$600/mo + deposit
(863)824-0835




Attention! BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

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go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.

By Owner: Lake access
property, park mod-
el/with Ig. Fa. rm. on
corner lot, gated adult
park, ?illy fum.,
$78,000. 863-824-0687

Going out of business
sale. If you are looking
for a great deal on a
mobile home call us.
Cash or good credit re-
quired. All 3 & 4 bed-
room homes sold at
invoice or below. Call
(863)673-4325

NEW 2009 3/2 MH
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Taylor Creek RV Park
$30 per mo. All utilities
paid. lot #3 #126.
863-697-6095

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1994 GMC Van $1200
firm. Runs great, AC,
radio, good tires, new
carpet & new seat cov-
ers. 863-357-6140 or
863-697-9377





CHEVY P/U '51, 80%
Complete w/350 Came-
ra eng, & Trans. $3500
neg. (863)801-9136


OLDSMOBILE CON-
VERTIBLE, '69 -
$11,500 or best offer.
(305)370-5647




FOR SALE -
Ford Trailer Hitch
Fits F150 & F250 '97 up.
Like new. $125 Class 4
863-763-0944


For Sale*GM Alloy Tires
& Wheels, New Tires -
Bridgestone's p24s/70o/
$425 863-763-0944







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LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at
Choice Automotive located at 704
NE 2nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL
34972 on June 6, 2009 at 10.00
AM. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713585 for unpaid service and
storage charges Year, make,
odel and VI are as follows:
1998 Pontlac Grand An
VIN#1G2NESNT4W520395
Terms of sale are cash No checks
will be accepted Seller reserves
the nht of final bid. ALL SALES
ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS WILL
BE MADE' Said vehicle will be sold
in "AS IS" condion with no guar-
antee.
32172S ON 5/22/09


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE OF
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUS-
TEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COL-
LEGE WILL MEET TUESDAY, MAY
26, 2009 IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN-
NING ROOM IN THE SCHREIBER
CONFERENCE CENTER ON THE IN-
DIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE ST.
LUCIE WEST CAMPUS, AT 500 NW.
CALIFORNIA BLVD. PORT ST. LU-
CIE, FLORIDA 34986.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE -
2:30 P.M.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL
THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATrER
CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING
WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PUR-
POSE MA NEED TO ENSURE THAT
A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PRO-
CEEDING IS MADE,
321729 ON 5/22/09

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T"032
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA v uLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of isuance, the descnption of
the property, and the names) in which t was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 152 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Desoipton of Property LOT F OF TlACT 13 E/2 OF W1/2 OF Si12
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 11 34 33E
1-11-34-33-OA0-00013-FOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeeoeele, State of Florda
Names in which assessed,
DELROY HARRISON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at he Okeechobee
County Judicial Center Jury Assemy Room, 312 NW 3rd Sreet, Oeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of une, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorda
/s/Sand L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans ith Dsabltes Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Lue, Honda 34986, 1,772,8074370
within to working days of your receipt of ts notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 800 955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,80095
321414 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE Of MEETING
Oeechoa Couanty Constarction Industry
Uiensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Ucensing Board will hold a
public meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, @ 3:30 PM The public meet-
ing will be held at the Okeechobee County Health Deparmnent Auditori-
um, located at the 1728 N W 9th Avenue, Okeechoee, Fonda. For more
information, contact Barbara Cash at the Planning and development, 499
N.W 5th Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, (863) 763-5548
All interested partiesai s have the opportunity to be heard at this public
meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any deason by the Llcensing
Board with respc to any matter considered a this metng will need to
ensure that a veratim record of the proceeding is made and that the
record indudes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be
based Planning and Development tapes are fr the sole purpose of back-
up for official record of the Department
Barbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Okeedsobee County Constucton
Industry Licern Board
320693 ON 5/15,22/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD035
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the Fol-
lowing certificate has fled said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerficate number and year the on of e de on of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows,.
Cerificate No: 180 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desipten of Property, LOT D OF TRACT 30 Wl/2 OF W1/2 OF
N1/2 OF OF TRACT 30 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00030-D000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Fnda
Name(s) n which assessed:
SYLVIA DAVIS
Unless aid certficte shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechbeee
County Judcial Center Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Sreet, Olkeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M, n the 25th day of Jun 2009.
SUBJECT TOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Forida
s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 199;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Ac persons needing a
pecal accommodaton to parcipate in this proceeding should contact
court Admlnistaton no later tan seven das pror to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Luia Ronda 34986, 1.772.8074370
within two worlng days of your recent of tis notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARED CALL 800,955.8771, IF YOU AE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
3.800.955.8770
321700 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09


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of the Treasure Coast (DBA, Work-
force Solutions) Regon 20 and the
Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announce a public meeting to
which all persons are invited:
DateSTlme. Fmday, May 2 2009-
8.00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
584 NW University Blvd.,
Suite 100
PortSt Luce, FL 34986
eiURn E.LTo discuss matters con-
cerning the Wordforce Investment
Act, American Recovery and Ren-
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respect to any matter wondered at
the above referenced meeting, they
will need to ensure a verbatim re-
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is based, in order to provide a record
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD027
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon. The certfiate number and year of issuance, the desciption of
the property, and the names) in whih it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No: 157 Year of Issuance: June-01-207
Desptn of Property LOTH OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF 1/2
OF Nl/2OF TRACT 1611 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-oAO-00016-HOON
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Rorida
Name(s) n which assessed.
MICHAEL D MHCINNIS
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such cerificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the 6keechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of une, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, 9londa
s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 990,
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodahtn to participate in ths proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than sevenday pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Counby aub Drive, Port St Luce, orda 34986 1.772.8074370
within two working days ofyour receipt ofhis notice. IFYOU ARE HER-
ING IMPARED CALL 1 800 95.8771; IF YOU RE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955,
321412 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/0

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
200911026
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certifiate has flied said cetbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the desnpton of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No: 151 Year of Issuance: June-01-9107
Desniption of Property LOT C OF TACr 13 E1/2 OF W/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 1134S 33E
1-11-34-33-MOAo-00013-CMoo
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Forida
Names) in which assessed
DELROY HARRISON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the 61lkchobee
County Judloal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lon da
is/ Sanda L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabllts Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in ths proceeding should contact
Court Admini on no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW Country lub Drive, Port St Luci Horda 34986 1,772.807,4370
within two working days of your receipt oths notice. IF U ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARiED CALL 1 800 958771; IF YOU RE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955.8770
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22 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD0O0
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which t was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 439 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descriptn of Property LOT L OF TRACT 1 W/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 120 34S 33E
1-20-34-33-OAOO-00001- LOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed,
ALBERT A EDWARDS
Unless said cerhfcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobe
County Juddal Center, Jury Assemb Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10: A.M., on the h day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminstraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve, Fort St Lucie, Flonda 34986,1772.8074370
withtwwork days of your recent of ths notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED C. 1800.5,.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
321229 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
ing cercate has filed sad certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of the
property, and the names) in whih it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 627 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 01 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OAO-00001-O000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flanda
Names) in which assessed.
WAKEMAN B. KING
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certifiate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judioal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M, on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraon no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve, Fort St Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.728074370
withtwwork daysof yourreceipt of s noatce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED C 800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800955.8770
321215 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDO48
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed aid certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The cierficate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of the
property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 644 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property LOTI OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OfS1/2 OF TRACT 14 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0AOO-000 14-IO
Said property being in te County of Okeechobe, State of Flanda
Names) in which assessed:
WINSON BADJNATH
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at te Okeechobee
Count Judidal Center, ury Assemb Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 AM., on the th day f June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandia L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the American With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminisration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve, ort St Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.7728074370
within two working days of your receipt of ths notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955,8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD041
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing cerbhcate has filed said cerhicate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 481 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Descripton of Property: LOTO OF TRACT 25 W/2 OF E12 OF S1/2
OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 2520 34S 33E
1-20-34-33-0AO0O00025-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
ALLEN ROCHEFORT
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest odder at the Okeechobee
County judicial Center Jury Assemb Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeeho-
bee, Fnda at 10:00 A.M., on the 5 day of June, 2009.
SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/Sandra L Creec
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilies Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, ort St Luae, Flonda 34986, 1772.807,4370
within two worg days of your recent ofthis notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CAL 1.800.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800.955,8770
321227 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20091TD042
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed said cerhicate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 531 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOTA OF TRACT 16 E/2 OF E/2 OF Ni/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 21 34 33E
1-21-34-33-0AOO-00016-AOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
DELROY HARRISON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeehobee
County Jdical Center, Jury Assembl Room, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2 day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilies Act, persons needing a
specal accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, ort St Luae, Flonda 3496, 1.772.807,4370
within two wor days of your recent of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CAL 1.800.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 8770
321223 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20091D031
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certifiate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, te description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows'
Cerficate No 131 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Descnpion of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 2 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00002-D000O
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed:
MOISE CENESCAR
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judiial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the h day ofune, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Sandia Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilies Act, pesons needing a
pedal accommodation to participate in ths proceedln should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luce, Flonda 34986, 1772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800955.8770
321691 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200911015
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II ULC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has bled said cebtficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certficte No. 267 Year of Issuance une-01-2007
Desoiption of Property LOT D OF TRACT 29 W1/2 OF W/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00029-DOIN
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Name(s) in which assessed,
ROGER DENNY
Unless said certificate hall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at me Okeechobee
County judicial Cente, Jury Assemly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 AM., on the 25th day of Jun, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Americans With Disabiles Act, pesons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceed should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dve, Port St Luce, Fonda 34986, 1.772.8074370
within two wong days of ur rept of u ths notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955,8770
321705 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD014
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cebtficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No, 261 Year of Issuance, June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 27 E1/2 OF E1l2 OF $1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 27 13 345 33E
1-13-34-33-OAOO-00027-POOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Name(s) in which assessed,
EDMOND L PHELPS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeechobee
County judicial Cente, Jury Assemy Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day o June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
is/ Sandra L. Screech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance itte Americans With Disabiles Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceed should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to e proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve, Pot St Lucle, Honda 34986, 1.772.8074370
within two wong days of ur rept of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.55.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
18009558770
321704 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD038
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cebtficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certifice No. 302 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF $1/2 OF TRACT 16 14 34S 33E
1-1434-33-0A00-0016-K000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Name(s) in which assessed,
JOSUE JEA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, ury Assemy Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of une 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
is/ Sandra L. Screech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Anencans With Disabilibes At, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to e proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luce, onda 34986, 1.772.807,4370
within two woriong days of your recent of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
180095587
321713 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD037
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowng certificate has filed said cerbcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
tereon. The cerficate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 272 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Description of Property LOT F OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 31 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-OAOO-00031-FOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed
TRECIE MCCALLA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the propt in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Cente Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, onda at 10:00 A.M, on the 2 day of une, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oeechobee Courty, Honda
/s/ Sandra L.ee
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilites Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminitration no later than seven days prior to proceeding at
250 NW Country Cub Drive, Pot St Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working dysof yo recpt of th notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800555.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955 8770
321706 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T11034
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed aid cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
tereon. The cerficate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certifiate No. 168 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 24 Wl/2 OF Wl/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 24 11345 33E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00024-D000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nanme(s) in which assessed
SANDRA JOHNSON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, onda at 10:00 A.M, on the 2 day of une, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oeechobee Courty, Honda
/s/ Sandra L. eech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilites Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminitration no later than seven days prior to proceeding at
250 NW Country Cub Drive, Pot St Lucie, Flonda 3496, 1.772.807.4370
within two working dysof yo recpt of th notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800555.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 9558770
321694 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T11025
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerficate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No, 92 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Description of Property LOT G OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF El/2 OF $1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 110 34S 33E
1-10-34-33-OAO-001W1-G000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Names) in which assessed
GILDA MOLTOMER
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Cente Jury Assem Room, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Honda
/s/ Sandra Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilities A, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceedin should contact
Court Adminstration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Cub Drive, Pot St Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772,807.4370
within two working dysof yo receipt of th notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 9558770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD036
NOTICE IS HEREBY GVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerhicate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed ar as follows:
Certificate No. 187 Year of Issuance, June-01-2007
Descnption of Property LOT I OF TRACT 32 E1l2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 3211 345 33E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00032-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Ronda
Name(s) in which assessed,.
MICHAEL DAVINO
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the proper in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oke ee
County Judial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fnda at 10:00A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee County, Flnda
// Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act persons needing a
spedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days poor to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dve, Port St. Luae, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807,4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,800.955.8770
321701 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD028
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No, 173 Year of Issuance., une-01-2007
Descnpion of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 26 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OFTRACT 26 11 345 33E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00026-K000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed
DELSIE WALLACE
Unless said cetficate shall be redeemed according to law, the prope in
suc cerhifcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeedioee
County Judikal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00A.M., on the 25th day of June 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee County, Flnda
/s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilities Act persons needing a
spedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drive, Port St. Luae, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807,4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD049
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA Il LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has file aid certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the desnpon of the
property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 657 Year of Issuance., une-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT H OFTRACT 22 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OFRACT 22 23 3433E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00022-H000
Said property being in te County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed.
MICHAEL JAMES ODUM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judial Center, Jury Assemb Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Forida at 10:00 A.., on te 25 day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with te Americans With Disabiities Act persons needing a
special accormodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminiraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, ort St Lucie, Flonda 34986,1.772,8074370
wihmtwworkin daysof yourrecptofth notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED 1 800.95S.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD008
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the Ofl-
lowing certhcate has filed said cerbcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of suance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 614 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Descriptn of Property: LOT GOFTRACT29 W1/2F E1/2 OF 1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 22 345 33E
1-22-34-33-OA0O-00029-G000
Said property being in te County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name() in which assessed:
HAZEL E BARNES ESTATE
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeecnobee
County dical Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fnda at 10:00A.M., on the th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with te Americans With Disabilites A, persons needing a
specal accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Aministration no later han seven days prir to e proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luae, Flonda 3496, 1.772.807,4370
within two working days of ur receipt ofthis notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CAl 1.800. 55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955,8770
320978 ON 5/15,22,29,6/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20091TD022
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LuC the holder of the fol-
owing cerhficate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of suance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 850 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT D OFTRACT 1 W1/2OF Wl/2 OF N/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 01 27 34 33E
1-27-34-33-0AO-00001-DOOO
Said property being in te County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
ROBERT LREPASS
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeedobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Ftnda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2 day fJune, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorda
/si Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with te Americans With Disabilies A, persons needing a
specal accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Aministration no later han seven days prir to e proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luae, Flonda 34986,1.772.807,4370
within twoworking days of yur receipt ofthis notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CA. 1.800.955 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 8770
321124 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC We holder of the fol-
owing cerhficate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which t was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 784 Yearof Issuance. June-01-207
Description of Property: LOTGOF TRACT 31W1/2F E1/2OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 3125 34S 33E
1-25-3-333-OAO-00031-G000
Said property being in te County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
WAKE MAN B KING
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certficate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeedobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Rom, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, FHonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2 day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorida
Is/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilies Act, persons needing a
peial accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Aministration no later han seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luae, Flonda 3496, 1.772.807,4370
within twoworking days of ur receipt ofthis notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALl 1.800.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200910010
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
owing certificate has filed said certficalt(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerficate number and year of issuance, e descripon of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhhcate No 661 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Descipton of Property LOT D OF RACT 23 W/2 OF W/2 OF N/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 2 23 234 33E
1-23-34-33-OAOO-00023-D000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Name(s) in which assessed,
JOAN EZORI
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, te property in
such certificate shall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judical Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Ftonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeedhobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Americans With Dsablites Ac, persons needing a
pedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Luae, Florida 34986,1 772 807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nohce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800 95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955 8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD006
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
owing certificate has filed said certficalt(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, e descripon of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhficate No 63 YearofIssuance June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOTSC AND D OFTRACT E1/2 OF W12 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT 5 09 34S 33E
1-09-34-330A00-00005-C000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Rorida
Name(s) in which assessed:
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judical Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M, on the 18th day of June, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeedhobee County, Flonda
Is/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Americans With Dablites Act, persons needing a
pedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Luae, Florida 34986,1 772 807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800 95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD012
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
owing certificate has filed said certficalt(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerficate number and year of issuance, the descripon of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhficate No 677 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOTLOFTRACT2W1/20FW1/2OFN1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 02 2434S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A0000002-LO00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Forida
Names) in which assessed,
CENESCAR MOISE
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judical Center, ury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Ftonda at 10:00 A.M, on the 1th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeedhobee County, Flonda
Is/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Deaablihes A, persons needing a
pedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Luae, Florida 34986,1 772 807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800 95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955 8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD011
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has led said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be mued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, te descnpton of
the property and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Cerficate No, 665 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desoption of Property LOT0OFTRACT23 Wl/2OF El/2OF1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 23 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OA0-00023-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of orida
Name(s) in which assessed
JOAN EZORI
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, FIonda
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities At, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in ths proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drve, Port St Lucie, lorda 34986 1,772807,4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800 955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800,955.8770
320966 ON 5/15,22,29;6/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD050
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA 11I C the holder of the follow-
ng certificate has filed said cerbhcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrpon of the
property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerificate No. 710 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desnption of Property LOT I OFTRACT 16 El/2 OF El/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 16 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OA00-00016-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of orida
Names) in which assessed
TRECIE MCCALLA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at te Okeechobee
County Judical Center, Jury Assembl Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M, on the day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, FIonda
Is/ Sandra L Cre
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilities At, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in th proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drve, Port St Luce, lorida 34986 1,772807,4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800 955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.8009558770
321192 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD051
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA I LLC the holder of the follow-
ng certificate has filed said cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descripon of the
property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerficate No, 748 YearofIssuance June-01-2007
Desnption of Property LOT H OF TRACTS E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S2 OF
N1/20FTRACT82534 33E
1-25-34-33-OA00-00008-H000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of orida
Name() in which assessed
LYNET T BAANATH D'SA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at te Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembl Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Floida at 10:00 A.M., on te h day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Sandra L Cre
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in th proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drve, Port St Luce, Florida 34986 1,772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800 55.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.8009558770
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24 Okeechobee News May 22, 2009


NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TO DISCUSS
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
VS.
AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES, INC.
The Okeechebee County Board of County Commissioners Shall hld an Ex-
ecutrie Session between the Board and its Attorney, which will discuss the
ihgation between State of Fonda Department of Environmental Protecton
vs Amencan Dniling Servces, Inc regarding the Sports Complex Well,
beanng case number 2007-CA-443.
The proposed Executive Session shall be held on Thursday, May 28 2009
at 1130 a.m., or as soon thereafter in the Okeechobee County Health De-
partment Auditonum, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flonda.
The proposed discusson shall be confined to settlement negotiations or
strategy sessns relating to litigation expenditures.
Note a hereby given that the following individuals will be in attendance at
the Execuive Sesson, Courty Commisioner Clif Bets, Jr, County Com-
mmsoner Noel Chandler, County Commissioner Ray Domer, County Con
missioner Margaret Garrd Helton, County Administrator Lyndon L
Bonner, and Attorney John R Cook
A Court Reporter will be present to record the session and te transcript
shall be made part of the public record upon confusion of the litigaton
Cif Betts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Fonda
Sharon Robertson Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Flonda
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
209TD013
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON D LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed said cerfiate(s) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 234 Year of Issuance, June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOT B OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 16 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-OAOO-00016-BOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Fonda
Names) in which assessed
MA]EIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed accord to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judiial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flnda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Fonda
/s/ Sandra L Crech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 190;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Actperso needing a
special accommodation to participate in ths proceeds should contact
Court Adminiraion no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Oub Drive, Port St. Luoe, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your recept of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800 955 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321702 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD009
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No: 660 Year of Issuance: lune-01-2007
Description of Property LOT M OF TRACT 22 W/2 OF W1/2 OF Sl/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 22 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OAOO00022-MOO0
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which assessed:
BARBER N DAVIS
RICHARD A DAVIS
Unless said cerificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the keechobee
County Judiaal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Forida
/5/ Robin R. Parnsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special aconmmodabon to partipate in this proceedin should contact
Court Adminstration no later than seven day prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, ort St. Lucie onda 34986, 1.772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt ofths notice IFYOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
320972 ON 5/15,22,29;6/5/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD045
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA Im LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of the
property, and the names) in which it was assessed ar as follows
Certificate No. 609 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOTI OF RACT 27 E1/2 OF E1/2OF N1/2
OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 27 22 345 33E
1-22-34-33-OAOO-00027-000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
JEAN W LOISEAU
LINDA LOISEAU
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechbee
County judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeedlo-
bee, Flnda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Florida
/s/Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Dsablites Act, person needing a
special accommodation to partdpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administmben no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve Port St Lucae Flonda 34986 1.772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt oathis notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321216 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD047
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA II LLC the holder of the follow-
ng certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be sued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No: 635 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 06 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00006-E000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
CHERII WOODSTOCK
O'NEIL WOODSTOCK
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeecobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeedoo-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorida
/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amercans With Disabilities Act, person needing a
speoal accommodaton to parbapate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminstration no later than seven days prior to proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drve, Port St Luce, Flodda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
321214 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON ll LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The certificate number aid year of issuance, the desnption of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No' 281 Year of Issuance' June-01-2007
Descpbon of Property. LOT K OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT4 14 34 33E
1-14-34-33-OAOO-00004-KO00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
RIPROCK HOMES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certfcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judiial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Forda at 10:00 A.M., on the day of une, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L, Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilibes Act, persons needing a
speoal accommodation to participate in this proceed should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St LUCle, Forda 34986, 1772 8074370
within two working days f your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
321710 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200911018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has bled said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of ssuance, the descnption of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerifiate No. 283 Year of Issuance June01-2007
Desoiption of Property LOT P OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S/2 OF
S1/2 OF TRACT 4 14 34 33E
1-14-33-0A00-0004-P00
Said property being in the County of Okeedaobee, State of Florda
Name(s) in which assessed.
RIPROCK HOMES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechbee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
Is/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with te Amencans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Luce, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800,955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321712 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD019
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows'
Certificate No: 336 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
DesMpton of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 14 Wl/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 4 15 34S 33E
1-15-34-33-OAOO-00014-L00O
Said property being in the County of Okeehiobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ANURAGTRIPATHI
LYNETTE D'SA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeecho=ee
Court Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flornda at 10:00 A.M, on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
/s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
pecal accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
court Administation no later than seven days por to proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dve, Port St. Luce, londa 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your except of this note IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800,955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955.8770
321717 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD016
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II .C the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows,
Certificate N' 280 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Descpton of Property. LOT E OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF Sl/2
OF N 2 OF TRACT 414 34S 33E
1-1 4-34-33-OA -00004-EOO0
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
APRIL BROWN
APRIL BROWN
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechotee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Rom, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
/s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amencans Wth Disabilibes Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St Lie, Flonda 34986, 1772.8074370
within two working days of your recept of this notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955.8770
321708 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD039
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of ssuanc, te descnpton of
the property and the ame(s) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certifcate No. 333 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desolption of Property LOT E OF TRACT 7 l/2 OF W/2 F $1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 7 15 34S 33E
1-15-34-33-OAOO-00007-E000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed
ANURAGTRIPATHI
LYNETTE D'S
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M, on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECTTO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, lorida
/5/ Sandra L Creec
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amedcans With Dsabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in ths proceeding should contact
Court Administraon no later than seven pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW County Oub Drve, Port St. Luce onda 34986 1772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IFOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1800 955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321218 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descption of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as allows
Certificate No: 855 Yearoflssuance: June-01-2007
Desonpbon of Property LOTSEANDKOFTRACT3W/2OFW1/2
OOF F N1/i2 OF TRACT 03 AND E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF
1/2 OF TRACT 03 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-10003-E000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Fonda
Name(s) in which assessed'
ROBERT L REPASS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such crtificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/i/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drive, Port St Lucle, onda 34986,1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this noce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800 955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8
321122 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T0024
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON E LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The cerficate number and year of issuance, the des ton of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as allows
Certificate No: 882 Yearof Issuance June-01-2007
Descnpbonof property LOTSGAND H OF TRAC14Wl/2OF El/2
2OFS F N1/2I OF TRACT14 AND E1/2 OF E1/2 OF SI/2OF
N1/2 OF TRACT 14 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OA00-00014"G000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of lorida
Name(s) in which assessed
HORACE BEACH
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County judicial Center, Jury Asembl Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Floda at 10:00 A.M., on the 2 day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechabee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in ths proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drve, Port St Lucie orida 34986,1 772 8074370
within two working days of your recept ofthis notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LC the holder of the fol-
lowing certficate has filed said certficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of suance, the desrption of
the property, and the names) in which t was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 792 Year of Issuance June-1-2007
Description of Property LOT P OF TRACT 3 EI/2 OF EI/2 OF S1/2 OF
Sl1/2 OF TRACT 03 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-OAOO-00003-POOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda

Name s) in which amsseed.
M L A SCOTr
ROBERT A SCOTT
Unless said certifcate shall be redeemed according to law, te property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at te Okeechobee
County Juddal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L Creeh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special acommmodaion to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminisration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, lorida 34986,1.772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of ts notice. IFYOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321133 0N 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD044
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the folow-
ng certificate has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descption of the
property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows'
Certificate No: 597 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Description of Propert, LOT K OF TRACT 23 El/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 23 22 34S 33E
1-22-34-33-OAOO-00023-KOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name s) in which assessed:
ARY KRUGER
RONALD KRUGER JR
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, me property in
such certificate shall be sold to thehiheest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judnial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Forida
/s/ Sandra L, Creed
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilites Act, persons needing a
special acoommodaion to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Adminustraton no later than seven day pror to me proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, ort St. Luci Flonda 34986, 1.772.8074370
within two working days of your eceipt ofths notice IFYOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
321220 ON 5/22,29,6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon Thecertificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and te names) in which it was assessed are as follows.
Certificate No: 260 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descrpton of Property. LOT G OF TRACT 26 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF Sl/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 26 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A40-00026-GOO0
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Fonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
HARWOOD E READ
WAYNE C READ III
Unless said certifcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judioal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.., on the 18 day of une, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amercans With Disabilibes Act persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to m e proceeding at
250 NW County Club Deve, Fort St Luce Flnda 349861.772 807 4370
within two working days of your ecipt of this notice, IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
320980 ON 5/15,22,29,6/5/09
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL. I LLC the holder of the fo-
lowing cerficate has filed aid cerhicate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 62 Year of Issuance: Lune 01,2007
Description of Property: LOTS A AND B OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT 5 09 3 33E
1-09-34-33-0A00000S-A000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
LIND S LOISEAU
STEIPANE W LOISEAU
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeeobee
Countyudicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3r Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 18th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabiliies A, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbapate in this proceeding should contact
Court Admfinistration no later than seven days prior to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St Luae Florida 34986 1.772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of this noce IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800.955.8770
320960 ON 5/15,22,29,6/5/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200910O30
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon The certificate number and year of Issuance, the descnpion of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certificate No 65 Year of Issuance: lune-l0-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
S1/2 OF N/2 OF TRACT S & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF Si/2 OF N1/2 OF
TRACT 5 09 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-OAOO-00005-G00
Said property bng in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
LINDA S LOISEAU
STEPHANE LOISEAU
Unless aid certcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bdder at the Okeechobee
County Judldal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3d Street, Okeecho-
bee, Floida at 10:00 A.M, on the 25h day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robn R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilies Act persons needing a
spedal accommodation to participate in this proceeng should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luce, Flonda 34986, 1772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1 800.955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
321714 ON 5/22,29;6/5,12/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDO52
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA IM LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpton of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certficate No. 752 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 11 W/2 OF W/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11
1-25-34-33-OAO00011-DOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Names) in which assessed:
ALICIA ELIZABETH NCLYHONT
LOUISE MICHELLE MITCHELL
VERONICA MCLYMONT
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeeobee
CountyJudicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeedho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee Conty, Florida
// Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amenricans With Disabiliies A, person needing a
speOal accommodation to parbapate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St Luae Florida 34986 1.772.8074370
within two working days of your receipt of ths noce IF YOU ARE HEAR-
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200910043
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
Ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued tere-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows
Certhcate No 590 Yearof issuance. June-01-2007
Descripon of Property LOT C OF RACT 19 E/2OF Wl/2 OF N/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 19 22 34S 33E
1-22-34-33-OAOO000019-C000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s)in which passed.
CHER H LOPEZ
DONALD HAVILAND
GAIL HABERMAN
JOHN R DOMINGUEZ
MILTON AITA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M, on the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, person needing a
pedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraion no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dre, Port St. Luae Florda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800 55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955 8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200911033
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of usuance, the descnption of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 164 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desiption of Property LOT N OF TRACT 20 El/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 20 11 34S 3E
1-11-34-33-OAO-00020-N000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobe, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed,
BARBARA LAWYER
BARBARA LAWTIER
CINDY MCCRACKEN
INDA KEENE
MARTHA LATER
VIRGINIA LAWYER
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed accord to law, the prope in
such certificate shall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeec ee
County Judical Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 25th day of June 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
/S/ Sandra L Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabiltes Act, persons needing a
special accommodaon to parcipate in this proceeding should contact
court Administaton no later han seven das por to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Luce, londa 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within to working days of your recpt of this notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1 800.955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The certflcate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the names) in which it was assessed are as follows,
Certificate No 2295 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descsnpbon of Property COM ATTHE W 1/4 COR OF SEC 17 THENCE
S 9 DEG 54 MIN 53 SECEA DIST OF 180 FT TO A P LYING ON
THE EARLY R/W LINE OF NW 2ND AVE THENCE N 0 DEG 05 MIN 07
SEC E A DIST OF 1113.70 FT TO A PT LYING ON THE INTERSEC-
TION OF SAID R/W LINE AND THE NRLY R/W OF NW 5Th ST
THENCE S 89 DEG 24 IN 08 SEC EA DIST OF 1345.30 FT TOA PT
THENCE N 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC E A DIST OF 266 FT TO THE FOB
THENCE COT N 0 DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC EA DIST OF100 FT TO A
PT THENCE N 89 DEG 24 MIN 8 SEC WA DIS OF 200 FT TO A PT
THENCE S O DEG 05 MIN 07 SEC WA DIST OF 100 FT TO APT
THENCE S 89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC EA DISr OF 200 FTTO POB 17
37S 36E .45 ACRE
1-17-37-336OAO-00012-A000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s)in which assessed:
CARLOS WHITE
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judical Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flnda at 10:00 A.M., n the 25th day of June, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Sandra L. Creech
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 190,
In accordance with the Amencans With Dsabilies Act, persons needing a
spedal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraion no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Prt St. Luoe Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within twowooking days of your receipt olthis notice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800 955 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
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INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEECOUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000581
U.S BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
PLANTIFF
VS.
DONNA H LEE A/K/A DONNA H
HOPEWELL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DONNA H. LEE A/K/A DONNA H.
HOPEWELL whose residence is un-
nown if he/hee/they be living; and if
he/shee/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
hers, devices, grantees, assignees
lienors, creditors, trustees, and al
parties dalming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having
or damnng to have any right, title or
interest in the property descnbed in
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
in.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
acton to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property
LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 43 SUB-
DIVISION OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
28, OF ThE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been fied against you and you
a ir re ed to serve a copy of your
wntten defess if anyto it on DA-
VID J, STERN, SQ. Plitiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road, Suite 400, Planta-
ton, FL 33324-3920, no later than 30
days from the date of the first publi-
cation of thi Notice of Acmon and file
the oninal with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tff attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda, this 18th day of
May, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLORK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Kathy Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans
Wih Disabilites Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partid-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administrabon no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW County Club
Onve, Port St Luae, FL 3496 or call
1-772-8074370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mon/Notce to Appear If you are
heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771. I you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via lori-
da Relay Service
LAW OFFICE OF
DAVID] STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Rd Suite 400
Plantation, A 33324-3920
08-97819FRB
321663 ON 5/22,27/2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, LORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Fle No.: 09-CP-88
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATHERINE ROSELLA
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Kathenne Rosella Gladd, deceased,
whose date of death was October
27,2008, is pending in the rcuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, Probate Divison the address of
which is 312 NW Third Street, Okee-
hohee, Florida 34972 The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentatve and the personal repesen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having daims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this nobe is re-
quired to be served mustfile their
claims with these court WITHIN THE
LATER OF3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claim with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OFTHIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OFTHE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
noce is 5/15/09,
Personal Representative:
Mary Ekstein
9576 SW Adams Street
Okeechobee, Florda 34974
Atorn for Personal Representative:
Elizabh Maxwell
Attorney for Mar Ekstein
Fonda BarNo 70895
Maxwell & Maxwell, PA.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee FL 34972
Telephone: (863)763-1119
Fax: (863) 763-1179
320826 ON 5/15,22/09
NTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF TE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
Plaintiff
vs Case No. 47-2009-CA-000032
JOSEFINA GUERRERO, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF OSEFINA GUERRERO,
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursu-
ant to Final Judgment of Foredosure
for Plainiff entered in th cause on
May 11, 2009, in the Circuit Curt of
Okeechobee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situted in Okee-
chobee County, Florida described as
LOT 26, BLOCK 2 SUN AND
COUNTRY RANCHES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGES 98 THROUGH 102,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
and commonly known as 20 NE
363RD CT OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972;
ndudin the building, appurtenanc-
es, and tures located therein at
public sale, to the highest and est
bidder, for cash, in THE JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA, on June 10th, 2009 at
11.00 a.m.
Any persons dealing an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lf pendesm must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 15th day of May, 2009.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Sharon Robertson
By. /s/Sandra L Creech
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
FOR THE OFFICE OF
STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 28
WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Florida, under and by virtue of Sections
100.101 and 100.141, Florida Statutes, and Section 15(d) of Article III of the
Florida Constitution, has called a Special Election for filling the vacancy of the
office of State Senate, District 28, and has also called a Special Primary for selec-
tion nominees of the recognized political parties for such elections, and
WHEREAS, the dates for such Special Primary and Special General Election have
been fixed by the Governor as follows:


Special Primary
Special General


June 30, 2009
August 4, 2009


WHEREAS, Section 100.141, Florida Statutes, provides that the Secretary of
State shall fix the dates for candidates to qualify for such Special Primary and
General Election and the dates for candidates to file campaign reports, and
WHEREAS, candidates seeking to qualify by the petition method must obtain
valid signatures as follows:
880 valid signatures
WHEREAS, petitions for candidates qualifying by the petition method must be
submitted to the supervisor of elections in the county in which signatures are col-
lected no later than 5:00 p.m. May 28, 2009, in order that the supervisor of elec-
tions can verify the signatures and certify the results to the Division of the
Elections no later than 5:00 p.m. June 1, 2009.
THEREFORE, I, KURT S. BROWNING, Secretary of State of the State of Florida,
do hereby fix and declare that the date on which candidates may qualify for said
special election shall be from 8:00 a.m., June 2, 2009, through Noon, June 3,
2009, and the dates for candidates to file campaign reports are as follows.


Re rt ue 1Date09s
SF1 June 12, 2009
SF2 June 26, 2009
SG1 July 10, 2009
SG2 July 31, 2009


Cover Period
April 1, 2009- June 11, 2009
June 12, 2009- June 25, 2009
June 26, 2009- July 9, 2009
July 10, 2009- July 30, 2009


A final report is due 90 days after the candidate becomes unopposed, is elimi-
nated, or elected.
GIVEN under my hand and the Great
Seal of the Sate of Florida, at
Tallahassee, The Capitol, this 18th day
of May, A.D., 2009
s/ Kurt Browning
SECRETARY OF STATE


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Seacoast National Bank, the Treasure
Coast corporate sponsor for March of Dimes,
recently raised $18,717 for the March for Ba
bies in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee
and St. Lucie counties.
"The March of Dimes has made signifi-
cant strides toward fulfilling their mission
to reduce premature births and promote
healthybabies in our community," explained
Tom Wilkinson, Seacoast's President of the
Treasure Coast and board member for the
March of Dimes in Martin County. "Seacoast
is proud to sponsor this organization, which
has a large impact on the communities that
we serve."
In addition to an annual corporate spon-
sorship, Seacoast also provided volunteers
to host the bank in which donations were
deposited and provided bottled water to
quench the thirst of participants in the 2009
March of Dimes Treasure Coast Division
March for Babies.
The March of Dimes is dedicated to re
during the number of babies born early and/
or too small; programs focus on education
about the signs of preterm labor and re-
search into the causes.

Take Stock in

Children program
helps local students
Sixty deserving middle and high school
students from St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin,
and Okeechobee counties were recognized
Monday with a valuable incentive for future
success. At the annual Take Stock in Chil-
dren Scholarship Awards Ceremony at In-
dian River State College, the 2009 recipients
of four-year tuition President's Challenge/
Take Stock in Children recipients were rec-
ognized.
The scholarship program is designed
to motivate and assist students who show
academic promise and might not otherwise
have the opportunity to attend college. The
scholarship recipients are matched with
adult volunteer mentors from the commu-
nity who provide guidance and encourage-
ment. All the selected scholarship recipients
sign a contract agreeing to maintain good
grades, stay out of trouble, stay away from
drugs and alcohol, and graduate from high
school. Those who meet the challenge will
receive a scholarship to attend IRSC for two
years, followed by two years at IRSC or a
Florida public university.
2009 Take Stock in Children Scholarship
Recipients for Okeechobee County are: Kris-
tian Tadd Acheson, Omar Alvarado, Jesus
Castillejo, Cesar Chavez, Kiesha Cleckley,
Marvin Cruz, Brianne Furphy, Kaitlyn Fur-
phy, Veronica Gilchrist, Elizabeth Hans, Jes
sica Jimenez, Nicholas Methner, Oscar Ruiz,
Eduardo Sanchez, Andrea Young.


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Softball
action
Jasmine Moyett
reaches third
base for Ceeco
as 3B Brooke
Boswell of Best
Buds defends
during a recent
Okeechobee
Citizens Rec-
reation Asso-
ciation (OCRA)
softball game.


Submitted photo
Okeechobee Grad Night
Peace Lutheran Church Thrivent Financial for Lutheran members recently pre-
sented a check for $500 to the upcoming Okeechobee Grad Night from the
donations made at the Easter morning breakfast held at the Peace Lutheran
Church Fellowship Hall. From left to right are: Debbie Ahrens, Thrivent Finan-
cial Assistant Financial Director, Shirley Ahrens, Thrivent Financial for Luther-
ans Coordinator and Matt Buxton, Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory. The
club is seeking more donations for the June 4 party.


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Coloring contest winners
Central Elementary School first place winners from SFWMD's coloring con-
test co-sponsored with Riverside Bank received a $50 savings bond voucher
and all second and third place winners received a Penny Pig Piggy Bank
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Baseball team enjoys success, looks to future


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(Left to right) Mike Minondo won the award for most improved offensive player. Adam Tewks-
bury won the award for most improved defensive player. Brice Buckner won the award for best
hitter in the post season. Aaron Suarez took home the defensive player of the year award. Joey
Voss won the Brahman award. Dustin Stokes won the most valuable player and offensive player
of the year award.


I - - -
First year letter men for baseball included, (I-r) Matt Dorriety,
Richard Donegan, Timmy Farrell, and Tyler Finney.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Monday night's Brahman baseball ban-
quet was a time to celebrate success, honor
the seniors who graduate, and also look to
next year and perhaps achieving even great-
er goals.
It was a night of awards as well as Dustin
Stokes took home the team's most valuable
player award and the offensive player of the
year award. Stokes had a tremendous senior
campaign as he batted .384, and had a minis-
cule 1.60 earned run average on the mound.
He will attend Indian River State College on a
baseball scholarship next fall.
"This was a big thing. I liked the things
they did for us tonight. It was a good feeling
for everyone to get awards. I'm ready for the
summer league and I'm ready to play some
college baseball," he said.
Other awards went to Mike Minondo
for most improved offensive player, Adam
Tewksbury for most improved defensive
player, Brice Buckner for post season hitting,
Jonathan Crawford for post season pitching,
Aaron Suarez for defender of the year, Stokes
for Offensive player of the year, and Cameron
Tewksbury for pitcher of the year. Joey Voss
took home the Brahman award.
Voss said it will be nice to leave Okeecho-
bee High School as a champion, "It feels re-
ally good. My older brother Tommy went to


state. I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I do
feel really good and these memories will stay
with me for the rest of my life," he said.
One year letters were awarded to Corey
White, Matt Dorriety, Richard Donegan,
Timmy Farrell, Tyler Finney, Austin Hamilton,
Will Jackson and Justin Morgan. Two year
letters were handed out to Kerwin Givens,
Joey Voss, Aaron Suarez, Brandon Farless,
Drew Selvey, and Mark Weir. Three year
letter awards were given to Mike Minondo,
Brice Buckner, Jonathan Crawford, Jake
Davenport, Adam Tewksbury, and Cameron
Tewskbury. Stokes earned a four year letter
award.
Scholar athletes included Richard Done-
gan, Justin Morgan, Tyler Finney, and Drew
Selvey.
All Conference team members this year
included Brice Buckner and Dustin Stokes
(first team), Adam Tewksbury, Cameron
Tewksbury and Selvey (second team), and
Mike Minondo, (honorable mention).
Okeechobee won the district champi-
onship this year and finished 17-11 overall.
They batted .282 as a team and had a great
earned run average of 1.87. They outscored
opponents 136-93.
Coach Dylan Tedders said the team ac
complished their goal of a district champion
ship, but still have a lot of goals for next year,
like back to back district championships, "It's
always great when you accomplish goals.


Firestix off to fast start


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Chobee Firestix softball program got
off to an impressive start to the summer sea-
son when they competed in a tournament
last week in Wellington.
The 8 and under fast pitch team finished
second. Aleina Micco had two home runs.
Raeley Matthews had four doubles. Chloe
Chalfant had three doubles.
The 10 and under squad lost three of
four games but had some excellent perfor-
mances. Megan Hargraves had 14 strikeouts
in 14 innings pitched. Jordan Lawlis, Mi-
kaela Queen, and Tamea Allen had five hits
apiece.


The 12 and under squad fell in the cham-
pionship game to the Wellington Wild. Lau-
ren Hazellief had nine hits, Carissa Licata and
Breanna Billie had eight hits, and Lexi Ward
and Bethany Stuart had seven hits apiece.
The team finished 5-1 in the tournament.
The 14 and under squad finished fifth out
of seven teams. Stormy Stokes and Corbin
Davis led the way with three hits apiece.
The Firestix organization wanted to thank
local businesses for their contributions at a
barbecue fundraiser held earlier this month.
The winner of the steer was Dowling Wat-
ford of Okeechobee Motor Company. The
fund raiser was held at Eli's Western Wear.


These kids know they did a good job but they
also know there was a lot of baseball left to
play. If a couple of things go our way, they
could play in the state tournament. The guys
are happy but they're not satisfied. That will
fuel them in the off season."
Seniors honored included Voss, Stokes,
Kerwin Givens, and Mike Minondo.
Also honored for their support of the
team were all the parents, the grounds crew
led by Kenny Buckner, the volunteers in the
concession stand, volunteers in the press
box, WOKC radio, the Okeechobee News,
School administrators, and score keeper
Kirsten Hargraves. David Stokes and his wife
Jennifer also received an award from the
parents for their four years of service to the
program.
The OHS Booster club is also selling tick-
ets to the Florida High school baseball cham-
pionships that are held at Mets stadium in St.
Lucie West starting today. Games are held
until next Tuesday. Tickets are $5, and $8 at
the gate. For information please call Larry


Davis at 697-8919. The booster club also do-
nated 25 tickets to all of the players on the
Brahmans so they can watch games at the
state championships.


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