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Index
Classifieds 34-39
Community Events.. ................ 6
Crossword 38
Obituaries 6
Opinion 5
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Sports 30
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'All gave some, some gave all'

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"The world will little note, nor
long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they
did here."
Those words from President
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address were quoted by Major
Noel Stephen, of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office, in his
speech at the Memorial Day Ser-
vice held at Veterans' Park.
"And so it is with us today,"
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the power of the sacrifices made
by so many. We honor them.
We praise them. We remember
them."
Once the again the patriotic
citizens of Okeechobee gathered Okeehobee News/Pete Gawda
atVeterans' Park on Memorial Day OkeechobeeNews/PteGawda
to honor those who made the ul- Jim and Sue Vensel came appropriately dressed with matching
timate sacrifice to secure democ- folding chairs to the Memorial Day Service at Veterans' Park.
racy, preserve freedom, liberate
the oppressed and rid the world
of tyranny.
The New Ground Quartet sang
"The National Anthem" and "God
Bless America" as well as other
songs before and after the pro-
gram.
Chester Bricko of VFW Post
#4423 led the Pledge of Alle-
glance.
Opening and closing prayers
were offered by Carl Diesslin,
chaplain of American Legion Post
#64, sponsor of the event.
The Okeechobee High School
JROTC furnished the color guard, Okeechobee News/Pete Oawda
rifle squad and bugler. (above left) The featured speaker at the Memorial Day Service
Herb Mix, 87, was recognized in Veterans' Park was Major Noel Stephen from the Okeecho-
as being a member of the Ameri- bee County Sheriff's Office. (above right) Bea Briney, presi-
can Legion for 65 years. Mr. Mix dent of the American Legion Auxiliary, is all decked out in red,
was instrumental in the formation white and blue for the Memorial Day Service in Veterans' Park.
of Veterans' Park. She is holding a bundle of Buddy Poppies that are made by
Touching on the history of the disabled and needy veterans at VA Hospitals and sold for vet-
holiday, Maj. Stephen stated that erans' welfare. Since 1922 Buddy Poppies have been associ-
ated with Memorial Day, the idea having originated from the
See Memorial Day Page 1 World War I poem "In Flander's Field."


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If you go ...
What: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners
When: 9 a.m., Thursday,
May 28
Where: Okeechobee
County Health Department
Auditorium, 1728 N.W
Ninth Ave.
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee New
After not being placed on the
agenda for two meetings and post-
poning a workshop on the topic,
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners will finally
bring up the dreaded "B" word.
The last item of general business
on the Thursday, May 28, agenda is
a discussion of the budget. Com-
missioners are scheduled to dis-
cuss ways to lessen the county's
$2.7 million deficit.
At the last commission meet-
ing, county administrator Lyndon
Bonner announced that he had
found $2.2 million in savings. Since
that time, he has released an 11
page document detailing a total of
$2,205,395 in savings. The docu-
ment itemized actions that can be
taken or are already being taken to
reduce operating, personnel and
capital expenses in all departments
under the control of the commis-
sioners.
Commissioners have no control
over the budgets of the constitu-
tional officers, even though those
budgets contribute to the $2.7 mil-
lion deficit.
In another financial matter, the
board will hear a representative of
See Board Page 2




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Memorial Day
Continued From Page 1
two dozen cities and towns claim to have
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were decorating h- -r- '-f the victims of
that war Howeve, IIw In .I birthplace of
Memorial Day is Waterloo, N.Y.
Maj. Stephen said the holiday probably
had many separate beginnings and it is not
important who started it, but that it was
started. He mentioned the freedoms we
have today as the result of Americans who
made the ultimate sacrifice going back to
the 1700s and continuing to the present in
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S.. .. I i. .1. Day of May 25, 2009,
we are assembled here to commemorate
the fallen soldiers of our U.S. military, each
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land of the free because of the soldiers who
are fighting the fight and the soldiers who
have given the supreme sacrifice in times
of war and in battles throughout American


Board
Continued From Page 1
the auditing firm of The NCT Group present
the results of the audit for the fiscal year end-
ing Sept. 30, 2008. This should provide an
interesting contrast to the current financial
situation as conditions have changed drasti
cally since Sept. 30, 2008.
As part of the Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project, the county has been asked to
abandon a right of way on N.W. 80th Drive
in the River Acres subdivision.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is plan-
ning to extend an existing canal in that same
subdivision as part of this project. The ex-
tended canal will require a bridge over N.W.
83rd Trail. The Corps of Engineers proposes
to build that bridge.
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commissioners will be asked to approve, the
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history here in the United States and around
the world," the major continued. "Please re
member to thank those who are now serv-
ing our great nation to preserve and defend
freedom."
Boy Scout Troop 964 and Cub Scout Pack
964 participated in the program. To com-
memorate the occasion, the Cub Scouts put
out flags on veterans' graves in Evergreen
Cemetery
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Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery After
placing the flags, the Cub Scouts came to the
park to clean it up for the program.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This was the scene at Veterans' Park
on Memorial Day for the traditional
service.

apartment of Environmental Protection and
American Drilling Services.
In other action, the board is expected to:
hear a presentation and a request for
funds by Lynn Topel of Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Development Initiative;
Agree to promote the census;
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confirm the public service evaluation
committee's ranking of firms for establish-
ing continuing service contracts for general
engineering.
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New Ground Quartet, consisting of (left to right) Rickey Smith, tenor, Randy
Whipple, lead, Bryan Sherman, bass, and Gerald Turner, baritone, sang "The
National Anthem" and "God Bless America" at the Memorial Day Service in Vet-
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The Okeechobee High School Honor
Guard, under the leadership of Major
Deanna Davis, fires a volley in honor of
those fallen in combat at the Memorial
Day Service at Veterans' Park.


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Public Forum/Speak Out


Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to
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munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

To the citizens of Okeechobee
s I would like you to know just how this
state works. To begin, on May 23, 2008, my
father was rushed to the hospital due to a
heart attack and had a triple bypass surgery.
Prior to this, he was working 5 to 6 days a
week in construction and has been working
all his life. After the heart attack we became
aware of a serious problem with our roofing
so, as most people do, we went to the county
and applied for a Ship Grant and were given
it. In a blink of an eye everything changed
after the $20,000 grant was taken away be-
cause there was supposedly not enough
money. Now, on May 20, almost a year after
my father's heart attack, I sit in my backyard
and watch the construction of my neigh-
bor's new home courtesy of Okeechobee
County. Which to me as a teenager would
make no sense due to all the times he has
been arrested and jailed for drugs. It kinda
sounds to me like Florida is just supporting
the drug using population. In my time alive,
I have noticed that if you don't work or just
don't try in life you come out on top, but if
you try your hardest or work for a living you
never get a break.

Shelter needs help
If you need to perform community
service, please consider the Humane Soci-
ety. Work with nice
animals and people
as you gain your
credits! Come to
502 Hwy 98N (just
past the Okeecho-
bee live stock
market). Humane
Society Pet Rescue
FI, Inc, 502 Hwy
98N Okeechobee,
FL 34972, 863 357-
1104.


Medicare fraud
If they could somehow eliminate
greed and corruption, maybe there would
be enough money to service the people on
Medicare who genuinely have it coming.

Mother and son on the run
Do you think the courts have the right
to tell you how to treat your children when
they become sick? I have mixed feelings
about this because if given the treatment of
chemo the boy has a 95 percent chance of
survival but with alternative methods there
are absolutely no percentages to prove it
works. The boy says he does not want the
treatment, but he is just a child.
There have been several cases that al-
lowed parents to use alternative methods
of treatment, after the Judges spoke to ev
eryone, and spoke to doctors, and were as-
sured enough that they still had a chance of
survival or that it was the child's choice, not
the parents. In this case I know the Judge
wanted to speak to the child more, before
they ran, because he believed he was mis-
informed and he hasn't gotten that chance.
In cases like this I think it is important that
the child knows the consequences, and
knows the alternatives. They tried 1 round
of chemo -so the religious excuse can ap
parently be bent for them, they should give
it more time. Nobody likes chemo-it isn't
a fun experience at all, but it is worth it to
live-especiallywith a 95% chance of surviv-
al. I can understand those who go through
months of INTENSIVE chemo and still only
have a very low chance of survival who
want to stop, but I believe in this case it is
very different.
My husband has been dealing with can-
cer for nine months. First, chemo a round
of poison every 21 days, radiation everyday
for 6 weeks, mouth so blistered that he
can't eat for 20 days. Thank God for stom-
ach tube,so weak you can't walk, not to
mention all the things it does to the metab
olism. And it's hard on me too, I'm a small
women. If he falls or I need to move him,
it's extremely hard. With all this I would still
opt for the chemo and radiation, I know
without it my husband would have a zero
chance of surviving.


The future of the GOP
Here's to the hope that the more rea
sonable moderates of the Republican Party
can wrest away the party's future from the
more extremist elements.

Graduation party
I would like to commend First People's
Bank for working with the Kiwanis and Ro-
tary Clubs and allowing them to have the
party for the graduates at the bowling alley.
This party is something the community has
done for years and in all the years we have
had it, we have not lost a senior to a DUI
accident on graduation night. I hope the rest
of the businesses in the community will also
step up and help with donations of whatever
they can. Merchandise and gift certificates
are needed for prizes-those who can't do-
nate money might be able to donate some
thing. Every little bit helps. These graduates
are facing a tough economy. It won't be easy
for them to find jobs and families have less
money to help them with college. Many of
the families already had a parent lose a job.
Anything the community can do to help get
them to a good start would be much appre-
ciated.
According to the newspaper, First Peo-
ples has given approval for the use of the
facility for the graduation party. As a small
stockholder and charter account holder at
First Peoples, I'm sorry they had to foreclose,
but that's just business. But, I'm very proud
of "my" bank for opening up the facility for
the grads. It's what I expect of a small, lo-
cal bank. I just wish they'd open an office in
Okeechobee.







graduation


Community Calendar

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet
each Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from
7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero
is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For
information, call 863-763-2893.
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee,
242 Hwy. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, A.A. Grape-
vine Group Open Discussion at 6:30 p.m.;
N.A. Nowhere Left To Go Group 8 p.m. *The
Just for Today Club of Okeechobee is not af-
filiated with any 12 step fellowships.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sa-
cred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For To-
day Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For
information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.

Thursday
Democrats to meet-The Okeechobee
Democratic Party will meet the last Thurs-
day evening of every month at 7 p.m. at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant meeting room. Join
this exciting movement to change our State
and Country. There are several vacant seats
for Precinct Chair and Vice Chair to be filled.
For more information contact Steve Cates,
Chair of the OCDEC at 863-634-2061 or Mi-
chelle Harper, Secretary OCDEC at 863-634-
6397.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
North Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project
and machine and join in on the fun. All types
of sewing is welcome. For more information
call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry
Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical So-
ciety Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
call Margaret at 863-467-8020, or Marie at
863-357-0868.


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OPINION


May 27, 2009




May 27, 2009

Letters to the Editor


Okeechobee News


After reading a couple of items in the
Okeechobee News concerning the County
Budget, I would like to make a few points.
Sheriff May said, "furloughs won't work,"
I think he is absolutely correct. Everyone of
the county's constitutional offices, of who I
have made it a point to know, does and ex-
cellent job. If they can save any money I feel
they will review the options, with their staff
and make reasonable adjustments where
they can. Unless things have changed these
officers submits budgets for review and ap-
proval by the commissioners. The person
responsible for the remainder of the budget,
to the commissioner's, is the county admin-
istrator.
From the figures I have been provided
by the county, Fund 403, it is quite obvious
that the Agri-Civic Center is a major drain on
the budget. Its revenue, from fees and rent-
als, etc. was less than $120,000, last year,
while the salaries and related employment
expenses were some $207,000. Then take
into consideration the additional cost and
expense items, an additional $900,000+, it
ran at a $10,000,000 (one million dollar loss
this year and a six hundred thousand dol-
lar loss last year.) So how much is it loosing
this year? So what to do, how to save the
money? Close it down and only open dur-
ing the main events, rodeo and fair. Take the
loss of the bond payments and opening and
closing cost for the main events and save at
least $500,000. As for the three employees at
a cost of $207,000, sorry the cost is just not
justified. The project was a mistake from the
beginning. Insufficient seating, bathroom


facilities and how and what it will be used
for. Built it and they will come theory obvi-
ously did not work when spending $290.27
in a year (2008) on advertising a $8 million
project.
The second area of major expense is
county administrative. Two assistant admin-
istrators, our commissioners need to review
their cost and make a decision. Furloughs,
cut hours, eliminated one or both is some-
thing you must review.
Duplication of county and city services
(law enforcement, public safety, building,
road and utilities, administration and legal)
is a long time issue. The city residents need
to consider this issue soon.
Inventing additional taxes is not what I,
as a tax payer and voter, want to see as your
solution. I want the elected officials to cut
spending. In the past 18 years I have seen
the county budget go from 20 million to
over 100 million, yet see the population and
services not increase at near the percent of
budget increase.
Our newest appointed commissioner,
Hoover, was making a point at a recent
meeting of how much a bridge to nowhere
was to cost in state and federal tax dollars,
I suggest he now focus more on the local
waste in tax dollars. I suggest each commis-
sioner review the budget and find a way to
cut out $500,000 each, if the administrator
has no solution, and each make a report to
the board (without raising taxes).
It is time to stop taxing and start saving.
Tom Murphy


Swim program a success
I would like to publicly thank all the
people who have helped to make my
swim program at Yearling Middle School a
success again this year. I have been teach-
ing swimming at the Sports Complex Pool
every year since the pool opened in 1990.
Over the years, the program has evolved to
fit the needs and scheduling of the students
at Yearling.
Some citizens of Okeechobee may re-
member in the earlyyears when the students
changed into their swim suits at school, and
then trekked the quarter mile across what is
now baseball and football fields, over to the
pool. Getting over wasn't too bad, but walk-
ing back wet led to much Sports Complex
soil ending up on the locker room floors
back at Yearling. After the locker rooms at
the complexwere finished, we could at least
change there and keep the soil over there.
A few years back, I finally gave in and
started using buses. Actually that change
came about because hurricane damage
threatened to cancel the swim program for
that year and the only way we could safe-
ly get the students over was to bus them.
Shellie Mitchell (the pool director) saved
my program that year, by allowing us to do
that.
Thank you to Shellie and all of her com-
petent lifeguards. Many of them have other
jobs and work as lifeguards on their "days
off." They all like kids and it shows by them
agreeing to some of the activities we ask
them to help us do.
Thank you to the teachers and staff of


Yearling Middle School. We've had a total
of over 400 kids carrying around wet swim
suits and towels every day of their 18 day
swim unit. Without the staff understanding
the importance of this program to the stu-
dents it wouldn't be possible for the kids to
swim every year.
Starting this year, swimming is an inte-
gral part of their mandatory PE requirement.
The importance of requiring two years of
swimming is evidenced by the recent wa-
ter accidents that have been reported in
the news. We want our students to be safe
in and around all water in the unfortunate
chance that they would ever need these
learned skills.
Because of schedules at all other schools
in the county, the swim program at Yearling
is the only chance for students to swim for
so many days in both 6th and 7th grade.
Many of our swim students go on to join the
swim team or become lifeguards.
Thank you to our bus drivers again this
year, Mordie Storey and Sharon Price. They
helped by being available wherever and
whenever we needed them. Thank you to
my cohort, Lance Sluder. Having a male
teacher at the complex makes supervision
of the boy's locker room so much easier.
I hope the water safety information that
the students have learned this year will con-
tribute to their respect of all the water that
surrounds us here in South Florida. Again, I
would like to thank all who have made the
swim program at YMS a success this year
and every year.
Candice Black Walker


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Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near 87 and a slight chance of showers and thunder-
storms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Winds will be calm
becoming west southwest around 5 mph with the rain chance at 60 percent.
Tonight: Most cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low
will be around 68 with winds from the south around 5 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 89 andn a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m. Winds will be from the southwest around 5 mph
becoming calm.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 87 and a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be from the southwest around 10 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 70 mph and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be out of the southwest at around 5 mph.




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Obituaries
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
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Betty Gwendlyn Wainer, 63
OKEECHOBEE Betty Gwendlyn Wainer,
age 63, of Okeechobee, died Tuesday, May 19,
2009, in Raulerson Hospital.
Born Sept 4, 1945 in Miami, Florida she had
been a resident of Okeechobee for the past 30
years. Betty was a graduate of Edison High
School and UCF in 2001. She taught at Ever-
glades Elementary. In her earlier years she was
an avid water skier. She enjoyed World Eco-
nomics, Politics and movies.
She is survived by her sons, Michael Wainer
(Polly), Greg Wainer; grandchildren, Kristal
Hazelief, Kourtney Wainer, all of Okeechobee;
brother, Wayne Teagle (Vickie) of Ft. Lauder-
dale; and four nieces, Dina, Shannon, Eden, and
Erin.
The family will receive friends on Saturday,
May 30 from 10 a.m. noon in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel. On line condolences may
be sent to www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Chapel,
110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


Keebori Terrell Roberts, age 1
OKEECHOBEE Keebori Terrell Roberts, age
1, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in Mount Si-
nai Medical Center.
Keeori's light and precious memories will con-
tinue to shine and be cherished by; his loving
mother and father, Takilya Roberts and Qustion
Dingle; four loving sisters, Qwanaza Dingle, Zy-
Queria Roberts, Taquajan Dingle, Qwtaysha
Dingle; two loving brothers, Ameire Roberts and
Question Dingle, all of Okeechobee; maternal
grandparents, Francine Roberts, Cebrena Thom-
as and (the late John Thomas), and Sterle
McNeil (Doll), all of Okeechobee; paternal
grandparents, Deloris Dingle of North Carolina
and the late Robert Dingle of Savannah, Ga.;
maternal great-grandparents, Shirley Roberts
(Hubert); paternal great-grandparents, Betty
Hayes (the late George); devoted Godmother,
Suni Buria of Miami; nine loving Aunts, Ossie
Fleming, Kitaki Roberts, Tina Thomas, Sherita
Thomas, Thaddneshia Roberts, Toneka Roberts,
Deanna McNeil, Sterlandra McNeil, and Stepha-
nie Booker; three devoted Uncles, Sterle McNeil,
Richard Roberts, Brian Thomas (Tamara); and
special friends, Marie Oliver, Shalanda Middle-
brooks, Rebecca Lewis, Tamara Fleming, and
David Sharrod, all of Okeechobee. In addition
he is survived by a host of cousins and sorrow-
ing friends.
The family would like to send a special thanks
to the staff of the Miami Children's Hospital Car-
diac Care Unit.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in
The First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's
Court, 906 NW 9th Ave., Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 10 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


Francis Robert Davino, 84
OKEECHOBEE Francis Robert Davino, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, May 25, 2009, at the
Hamrick Hospice House in Okeechobee. He
was 84.
Born in Detroit, Mich., his
family moved to Newark,
Ohio, shortly after his birth.
Football was his favorite
sport and he had a scholar-
ship to Ohio State University
but opted to enter the U.S.
Navy at the beginning of .
World War II,
where he served aboard the S.S.
Dekatur in the North Atlantic.
Upon returning to Ohio, after his Navy days,
he was the "Ya-cho" or ice man, who delivered
ice door to door. He retired from Kaiser Alumi-
num in Newark, Ohio, after 31 years service and
came to Okeechobee in 1980. He was a lock
tender at Lake Port for nearly nine years.
He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church
where he served many capacities, especially as
Eucharistic Minister for over 20 years.
Frank's various experiences led to many sto-
ries, most of which were fish stories as he en-
joyed fishing on Lake Okeechobee and most of
the surrounding lakes.
Francis "Frank" was preceded in death by his
wife of 45 years, Nancy Davino and is survived
by his present wife of 19 years, Lois; daughter,
Mary Francis Davino; two stepsons, Tom and
David Throgmorton; a stepdaughter, Amy Iver-
son; granddaughter, Amy Rice; step-grand-
daughters, Melia and Molly Throgmorton, and
Mandy Mabre; his grandsons, Robert and Wm.
Foote, and Justin and Robert Throgmorton;
great-grandchildren, Alyson Rice, Marley Ray,
Mayan, Maarianna, Kieran, Dylan, and Emma
Foote; his brother, Ray Davino (Imogene); and
many nieces, nephews, and their families.
The family will receive friends from 10 to
10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at
10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Ressurection
at 11a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973; or the Taylor
Creek Bass Club Kid's Fishing Tournament.
All arrangements are under the direction of
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William Harold Gosa Sr., 53
OKEECHOBEE William Harold Gosa Sr.
age 53, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, May 24,
2009, at his residence.
Born Aug. 11, 1955, in Helena, Ark., he had
been a resident for the last 13 years and was a
member of the 1st Missionary Church of Yee-
haw Junction.
He is preceded in death by a sister, Shelia Sho-
rey; and brothers, Bill Gosa and Larry Gosa.
He leaves behind a wife, Arinda Gosa of Okee-
chobee; sons, Dustin Gosa of Atchison, Kan.,
William Gosa, Jr. of Okeechobee; daughters,
Kellie Gosa of Okeechobee, Andrea Gosa of
Atchison, Kan.; stepsons, Brandon Bailey of
Hayesville, N.C., Caleb Bailey of Ringgold, Ga.;
father, James Gosa of Okeechobee; mother, Mil-
dred Gosa of Brinkley, Ark.; brothers, Vernon
Gosa of Okeechobee, Keith Gosa of Brinkley,
Ark.; sisters. Roxanne Snipes of South Carolina,
Lori Schwin of Brinkley, Ark., Charlotte Cecil of
West Helena, Ark., and many, many friends
which were like family.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida.

Community Event

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 riding
skills. The second week, July 6-10, will ex-
pose 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 pro-
vide their own horses. *Pre-registration is
required for the first week horse camp by no
later than June 1.


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Community Events

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' adop-
tion process. Please help us raise adoption
awareness in our community as we try to
find additional permanent, loving homes for
children in foster care. To RSVP or for more
information, contact Children's Home Soci-
ety'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
compete all over the State of Florida. In
the 2008-2009 season, our athletes brought
home numerous awards and state titles.
All athletes will be trained in cheerleading,
dance and tumbling. Please contact Coach
Victoria at 863-441-3826 for more informa-
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Okeechobee man recovering from gator attack


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
For the second time in almost a year, an
Okeechobee man has been attacked by an
alligator at Nubbin Slough.
The latest attack came around 1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 25, as Antonio Prado, 47, was
standing in 2- to 3-feet and throwing a cast
net to catch fish.
According to a press release from the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) the gator grabbed Mr. Prado
across the arm and chest and began to drag
him under water.
At this point his son, Jonatan Prado,


24, ran to his father's aid. Jonatan, also of
Okeechobee, ran into the water and threw
a pair of pliers at the gator's head, which
caused the animal to release its hold on An-
tonio.
FWC spokesperson Gabriella Ferraro said
Tuesday that a 10-foot, 11-inch, gator re-
sponsible for the attack was destroyed. She
said trappers knew this was the animal that
attacked Antonio because "there were eye-
witnesses at the scene and the gator stayed
in the area."
Chief Nick Hopkins, of the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department, said An-
tonio walked up the dike to meet the am-
bulance. He said the man had injuries to


Okeechobee Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
on felony or driving under the influence or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Mark Charles Douse, 35, S.E. Fearnley
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee Drive, Tequesta, was arrested May 22 by
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Deputy Howard Pickering on charges of
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and driving under the influence, driving while li-

Woman charged in theft of jewelry
By Eric Kopp of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
Okeechobee News stated that Bullard took
An Okeechobee woman has been arrest- the jewelry and some sil-
ed on felony charges after she allegedly took ver certificates to the local
a large amount of jewelry then sold it to two pawn shops and sold them
local pawn shops. for a total of $650.
Chenise Victoria Bullard, 18, U.S. 441 While some of the items
S.E., was arrested May 23 on charges of were recovered, the deputy
grand theft, dealing in stolen property and stated that some of the jew-
defrauding a pawnbroker. She was booked e
into the Okeechobee County Jail under a elry had already been sent Chenise V.
bond of $5,500. off to be melted by one of Bullard
An arrest report by Deputy Arlene Durbin, the pawn shops.

Couple resists arrest, face felony charges


his shoulder and a puncture wound to his
chest.
Antonio was airlifted to Lawnwood Re-
gional Medical Center in Fort Pierce where
he underwent emergency surgery Monday.
Ms. Ferraro said the man will not lose any of
his extremities.
In June of last year another Okeechobee
man was attacked by an alligator when he
attempted to swim across Nubbin Slough
during the nighttime.
The gator grabbed Kasey Edwards and
pulled him under water several times. The
gator finally released his grip on the man
after Mr. Edwards struck the animal in the
eye.



cense suspended with knowledge and leav-
ing the scene of a traffic crash with knowl-
edge. His bond was set at $2,000. Douse
was also arrested later by Deputy Lieutenant
Keith Murrish on a Palm Beach County war-
rant charging him with violation of proba-
tion attempt/threat to discharge a destruc-
tive device. He is being held without bond
on that charge.
Scott Gabor, 41, S.E. 59th Circle,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 22 by Dep-
uty Carl Arnold on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with possession of
oxycodone. His bond was set at $5,000.
Kevin Doyle Cassidy, 43, N.W 294th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 22 by


Mr. Edwards lost an arm in the attack.
FWC urges Floridians and visitors to use
caution in and around water because alliga-
tors are very active in the summer months.
The FWC press release says the agency
gets more than 16,000 gator-related com-
plaints each year, and removes about 8,500
every year when they present potential dan-
ger to people or property.
If a gator poses a threat to you, your pets
or your property-and is more than 4 feet
long-you should call the FWC's toll-free
Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GA-
TOR (392-4286). That number is the prima-
ry contact for all alligator complaints and is
staffed 24 hours a day.



Deputy Rusty Hartsfield on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation manufacture of marijuana. He
is being held without bond.
Marco A. Perez, 20, N.E. Fourth Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 23 by Ser-
geant Thomas Tamer on charges of fleeing
and eluding a law enforcement officer, reck-
less driving and no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $31,000.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A couple was arrested on felony charges
after they kicked and fought with deputies to
avoid arrest.
Kevin R. Minser, 46, N.E. 30th St., was ar-
rested May 22 on a felony charge of resisting
a law enforcement officer with violence. He
was also arrested on misdemeanor charges
of driving under the influence and no reg-
istration. He was booked
into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond
of $2,000.
Minser's wife, Andrea
S. Ostdick, was arrested on
charges of resisting a law
enforcement officer with
violence and two counts of
battery on a law enforce-
ment officer. Her bond Kevin R.
was set at $4,000. Minser
Arrest affidavits from
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) state that Friday's episode began
on N.E. 30th St. after Deputy Joseph Gracie
tried to arrest Minser on the DUI charge. As
Deputy Gracie tried to place the man under


arrest he began fighting with and swinging
at the deputy, the reports stated.
While this was going on OCSO Deputy
Carl Arnold was trying to get Minser's wife
to stay on the ground, where she had report-
edly been placed by another deputy. How-
ever, the woman allegedly refused to stay on
the ground and reportedly began to kick at
the deputies to avoid being placed in hand-
cuffs.
Ostdick had been
placed on the ground by
another deputy because
she was apparently trying
to help her husband. She
had reportedly pushed the
deputy in the chest in an ef-
fort to get by him and alleg-
edly get to Deputy Gracie, Andrea
who was in the process of Ostdick
arresting Minser.
By the time Deputy Arnold and another
deputy placed Ostdick in restraints, a crowd
had gathered and were swearing and yell-
ing at the deputies, continued the affidavits.
Deputy Arnold stated in her arrest report
that, because of the crowd, the situation had
escalated to the point that it was becoming
threatening and dangerous to the deputies.


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Honoring school employees
"It's not a Mystery: We are achieving excellence" was the theme of the annual
teacher and school related employee recognition event held on Saturday, May
16 in the high school cafeteria. In keeping with the theme, the districts assis-
tant principals were dressed as fictional detectives and sent out to locate the
evening's honorees. (Top left, left) Okeechobee High School's assistant prin-
cipal Mike Radebaugh was dressed as Agent Maxwell Smart and Debbie Gillis
(right) as Agent 99 escort 2008-09 Okeechobee County District Teacher of the
Year Vicki Goggans, (center) to the stage to be recognized. The Okeechobee
High School Mathematics teacher is a graduate of Okeechobee High School,
Indian River Community College and the University of Central Florida, her en-
tire teaching career which began in 1994 has been in Okeechobee County
school system. She was the WPBF Channel 25 Teacher of the Month of May
2007, as well as many other achievements. Mrs. Goggans thanks her Lord,
her husband, her colleagues and the faculty and staff of Okeechobee High for
their help and support. (Top, right, left to right) Okeechobee County School
Board Member India Riedel, presents High School Principal Toni Wiersma with
a plaque commemorating the fact that the 2008-09 Teacher of the Year is on
the faculty of Okeechobee High School. (Center left, left to right) Nancy Yates,
principals secretary at Yearling Middle School was selected as the 2008-09
Okeechobee County District School Related Employee of the Year. With her
are each schools employee of the year; Tracy Downing, hostess, Debra Fraser
North Elementary, Cindy Weigum Principal Everglades Elementary (who
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Downing, assistant principal at Okeechobee High School was one of the many
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Seat belt law goes into effect June 30


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Beginning June 30, motorists had better
have their seat belts fastened or they could
face a fine.
Both branches of the Florida Legislature
gave their approval to the "Dori Slosberg
and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law" which
makes it mandatory for the driver and front
seat passenger to wear their seat belts.
Prior to the new law, the driver had to
commit another traffic infraction before they
could be pulled over.
The new law will not apply to passengers
in the back seat of a vehicle.
Florida lawmakers also had 35.5 million
reasons to pass the law this year-that is the
amount they will receive in a one-time traffic
safety grant from the federal government.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Although the jobless rate fell slightly in
April, the rate was still near historic highs in
Okeechobee County.
The Florida Agency for Workforce In-
novation, Labor Market Statistics Center
monthly report showed an unemployment
rate of 10.6 percent in Okeechobee County
with 1,970 people out of work.
Those numbers compared to a rate of
10.9 percent in March when 2,021 people
were out of work. One year ago the jobless
rate was 5.5 percent. Only 11 Florida coun-
ties had lower unemployment rates than
Okeechobee.


This is the last year to qualify for the
grant.
According to the National Highway Traf-
fic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is es-
timated that the new law will prevent 142
fatalities in Florida each year. A 2008 NHTSA
study shows that states with primary en-
forcement of seat belt laws rank in the top
five for safety belt usage. Florida ranks 35th
in the nation.
Courtney Heidelberg, deputy director
of communications for the Florida Depart-
ment of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
(FDHSMV), said preliminary statistics indi-
cate that in 2008 there were 1,794 fatalities
in vehicles equipped with safety belts in the
state. She said 1,085 of those were killed
were not wearing safety belts.
She went on to say that preliminary


Glades County had 8.5 percent unemploy-
ment in April. There were 429 people out of
work. In March there were 404 people out of
work, a rate of 8 percent. Glades County tied
for 38th among the state's 67 counties.
The state unemployment rate was 9.3
percent in April. The rate last April was 4.9
percent.
Unemployment rates for other counties
in the area are: Highlands County 8.9 per-
cent; St. Lucie 12.7 percent; Osceola- 10.4
percent; Martin 9.8 percent; and, Hendry
County- 10.7 percent.


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numbers indicate that there were a total of
2,987 traffic fatalities in Florida last year. This
means that 1,193 of the fatalities were not in
vehicles equipped with seat belts. That num-
ber includes pedestrians as well as operators
of motorcycles, bicycles and such.
"We will publish the final statistics later
this year," she said.
That preliminary traffic death total is the
lowest in the state since the year 2000, when
there were 2,999.
The new law is named, in part, for Dori
Slosberg. Dori Slosberg, the daughter of for-
mer State Representative Irv Slosberg from
Boca Raton, was killed in a 1996 car crash.
While Florida's seat-belt fine is $30, coun-


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A settlement agreement was reached in
a lawsuit filed in 2007 against Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May.
Lisa Tyner agreed to a $60,000 settle-
ment for negligence in April, officials with
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
said.


ties can add additional fines and court fees.
State records show that 254,000 seat-belt ci-
tations were issued last year.
Ms. Heidelberg added that Florida citizens
can still register their contact information for
loved ones.
"It's for peace of mind," she said. "Basi-
cally, in the event of an emergency, such as
a crash, police would be able to find emer-
gency contacts quickly to notify them. Also,
if there are health concerns, it's good to have
these contacts."
To register your contact information, go
to www.flhsmv.gov/eci.


Ms. Tyner sued for an accident on May
10, 2004, that occurred on U.S. 441 north
at N.E. Eighth Street. The accident claimed
Deputy Sheriff Shirley Palmer was negli-
gent in the accident.
The lawsuit sought damages for pain
and suffering, bodily injury, hospital bills,
loss of earnings and other claims.
A mediation was held last June. The
case had been set for a February trial.


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Local artist painted landmark before it was destroyed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Local artist Anne Jane Breland O'Steen
was instrumental is recording a bit of
Okeechobee history. She made the only
known painting of an Okeechobee land-
mark, the Southland Hotel, before it was
torn down 1967.
Mrs. O'Steen is also known as "the pickle
lady" because of the pickles she makes and
sells at various festivals.
Because she grew up in Okeechobee,
had her junior and senior banquets at the
hotel, took refuge from hurricanes in the ho-
tel and worked at a beauty shop there, Mrs.
O'Steen wanted to preserve the memory of
the hotel. She painted from across the street,
which was two lanes at the time, as crews
were demolishing the hotel.
The painting was made into a post
card by a local studio-"Photography by
Dawn"-and was featured on the Speckled
Perch Festival poster one year.
TheJan. 11, 1968, edition of the Okeecho-
bee News had pictures of the hotel before
and during demolition.
"The town will not be the same as the
hotel seemed to be the heart of the city," the
accompanying article stated.
The Southland Hotel was the heart of
Okeechobee from 1926 to 1967. A corpora-
tion headed up by J. G, McNeil built the ho-
tel in 1926, just in time for it to go bankrupt
when Okeechobee's building bust hit in the
late 1920s.
The hotel went into receivership and an
article in the Sept. 28, 1934, edition of the
Okeechobee News stated that the hotel
would be sold in November of that year for
back taxes. The article went on to say that
the building needed considerable repairs.
It speculated that when work began on the
dike on the north end of the lake and Road
29, now U.S. 441, was completed, the hotel
should do better business.
Aweek later on Oct. 5,1934, the Okeecho-
bee News reported that Mr. and Mrs. Mar-
shall Pitts had assumed the management
of the hotel while it was in receivership and
that he had leased it for one year. The article
went on to say that Mr. F 0. Collins has been
the manager for a long time. The hotel was
eventually bought by the Pitts who ran it un-
til it went out of business.
The three-story hotel had a large lobby
with a fireplace, a dining room, 57 guest
rooms and an apartment on the ground
floor for the owners.
It was either the largest building in the
city, or the second largest next to the court
house.
The hotel was also the site of many high
school proms, and people went there to get
their mail since Mr. Pitts was also the post-
master and his hotel contained the post of-
fice.
Retired Circuit Judge William Hendry
was a stamp collector. One of the clerks in
the post office knew that. So, whenever a
letter came in with a foreign stamp the clerk
would ask the letter's recipient if he could
tear the stamp off to give to the judge.
Local radio station WOKC first went on


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
This postcard is a painting of an Okeechobee landmark from days gone by-the
Southland Hotel. This is the only known painting of the hotel which was demol-
ished in 1968. What's so unique about this postcard is that it was autographed
by the painter, Anna Jean Breland O'Steen, and dated 3-14-2004.
the air in 1962 from studios on the top floor often used the lobby to book bus tours of
of the hotel, the area for bird watchers.
At various times the hotel housed a drug Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
store, an insurance agency, a real estate busi- www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
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FWC: Boating fatality


statistics have improved,


but could be better
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation your passengers make it home at the end of
Commission (FWC) has released the boat- the day is to get into the habit of wearing a
ing accident statistics for 2008, and fortu-
nately, there were fewer boating fatalities life jacket," Cates said.
last year. The reported 54 fatalities represent He also said boaters should be especially
a 30-percent reduction from the 2007 statis-
tics. While this is a step in the right direction,areful when consuming alcoholic bever-
boaters shouldn't let their guard down, ac- ages.
cording to the FWC. The FWC also suggests that if going off-
'"Although boating fatalities were down
in 2008, so far in 2009, 21 people have lost shore, boaters should invest in an Emer-
their lives on the state's waters," said Lt. Ed agency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon so
Cates of the FWC's Boating and Waterways rescuers can find them promptly in the event
Section. "Boaters can be safer by following
a few simple boating safety tips." of trouble.
Most boating accidents occur when "We want boaters to have fun and return
someone isn't paying attention or is driv-
ing too fast. Cates cautions boaters to slow home safely," Cates said.
down and stay alert to their surroundings. For more information on the 2008 boat-
Drowning is the leading cause of boating ing statistics, visit the Boating area of the
fatalities, even though most of the victims
reportedly knew how to swim. FWC's Web site: MyFWC.com/SAFETY/Safe-
"The greatest way to ensure that you and ty_BoatSafety_AccidentStats.htm.

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May 27, 2009




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for quality patient care


Beltone Hearing Center is

helping the world hear better


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May 27, 2009

Local A/C company

honest and dependable
In the spring of 2004 Cooling this high tech
Refrigeration Services, Inc. or CRS, clientele.Most of u
opened up shop. With little more than the air we breath ar
a used Chevy van and pure determina- is. The level of air c
tion, CRS has blossomed into a full staggering and tl
service cooling, heating and refrigera- offer in our lineup
tion service. Owner Shawn Owens than ever. Efficier
became a state licensed air condition- affordability are all
ing contractor in 2003; spring board- can provide.
ing the family owned and operated Okeechobee has
business into action. His wife, Nicole feel and it offers
Owenswas there everystep of theway to work with othe
and is currently managing the office business owners
operations of the company. In 2005 Our business has g
after a successful year in business, pie of Okeechobee
Frank Patterson joined our team. value of honest bu
Frank shares the same believes in hon- As mentioned pi
esty and customer satisfaction and is family owned an
plays an important role in day to day strong family valu
operations, ness ethics.
Before Shawn owned CRS he wore We believe in hor
many hats; anything from painting, to and integrity and tr
engine repair, but A/C is his true pas- the way we treat o
sion. Mechanically inclined and ness and honesty.
charismatic, Shawn finds the perfect cess in large par
blend of both in his line of work. He is tomers. 'We are su
able to offer customers options based our strong cust
on their individual needs. Okeechobee Coun
Because technology is always evolv- CRS has been galva
ing in air conditioning, it is an exciting referrals and we o0
field of work and we enjoy bringing tomers."


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offers

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Making a difference,

One smile at a time


Wemmer Family Orthodontics,
P.A., located at 113 NE 19th Drive
in Okeechobee, has been in busi-
ness since 1985. Dr. David
Wemmer & Dr. Jennifer Wemmer
Schoenfeld specialize in providing
treatment for all age groups.
Patients as young as 4 and as old
as 83 have been treated using
braces and Invisalign (clear plastic
aligners).
Dr. Wemmer was a general den-
tist for the Seminole Tribe of
Florida with the Indian Health
Services from 1979 to 1981.
During that time, he met Dr.
Richard Starr, an orthodontist from
Ft. Pierce. After visiting his office
several times, he applied to ortho-
dontic specialty school and attend-
ed Eastman Dental Center in
Rochester, New York from 1981-
1983. Dr. Wemmer returned to
work for Dr. Star from 1983 to
1985. At that time, he bought the
Okeechobee office and started the
Vero Beach office in 1985.
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Schoenfeld enjoy being able to
change lives and personal images
in a positive way by giving patients
a beautiful smile. They do full
mouth reconstruction in a totally
natural way, without the use of
crowns and veneers in most cases.
By focusing on customer service
and giving more than the patient
expects Wemmer Family
Orthodontics treats each patient as
if they were a family member.
Treating everyone with respect
and paying attention to detail con-
tributes to happy and satisfied
patients.
Dr. Wemmer stated that having
his daughter as a partner and hav-
ing wonderful, caring, loyal, long-
time staff members makes him
very proud of Wemmer Family
Orthodontics.
Check out more information at
www.WemmerOrthodontics.com.
Everyone is invited to call today
with questions and to make an
appointment at 863-467-2332.




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Riverside National Bank

Friendly. Helpful. Local.


Since 1982, Riverside National
Bank has been helping individu-
als and businesses with our
hometown style of banking and
countless hours of community
involvement. Nine years ago,
Riverside opened their
Okeechobee office with a team
of bankers providing friendly
service, helpful solutions, and
local decisions -- who care
about doing what's right for
customers and the community.
At Riverside, you'll experi-
ence bankers who call you by
name, treat you like a neighbor
and bend over backwards to


help you. It's what we call,
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Sharon Ming celebrates 10 years
with Edward Jones Investments


Stop by the office for
refreshments May 26 May
29 to share in this milestone
Sharon Ming, your local
Financial Advisor, is celebrating
her 10th year with Edward Jones
Investments this month. She has
been working with investors in
Okeechobee for more than 15
years, beginning her career in
the financial services industry
with Barnett Bank. She was with
Barnett for 15 years and bro-
kered with them for the last 5.
Sharon is a 4th generation
Okeechobean. "I am excited to
have helped my clients here in
Okeechobee for the last 15 years
and look forward to many more
years and many more clients".
Edward Jones' slogan is
"Making Sense of Investing" and


have been serving individual
investors since 1871. They offer
all aspects of financial services
and planning to meet each
clients specific needs and goals.
Sharon states that, Edward
Jones allows me to do what's
right simply by needs based sell-
ing, and to never feel pressured
to sell a specific product over
another, like so many other advi-
sors today".
Sharon says she loves her work
and the ability to do it in the
community she grew up in. She
often talks about how she never
has a boring day, especially in
the last few years. She would like
to invite everyone to drop by the
office this week, May 26th 29th
to share a cupcake and refresh-
ing drink for her 10th
Anniversary with Edward Jones.


THANK YOU,
Sharon Ming,
FOR 10 YEARS OF SERVICE


IN THE COMMUNITY.
Ten years ago, Sharon opened an office in Okeechobee. Since then, she has
helped countless families make sense of investing. And today, many of them
look toward their future with confidence.
Congratulations, Sharon Ming, for your years of personalized financial service as
a financial advisor, a friendly neighbor and a contributor to the community.
Call Sharon Ming to find out what you may look forward to
in the next 10 years.

- Sharon A Ming
Financial Advisor www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC


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107 Southwest 17th Street
Suite J
Okeechobee, FL, 34974
863-357-4724


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Beeper Depot the only Metro

PCS Center in Okeechobee


Metro PCS Authorized Dealer
Beeper Depot of Okeechobee is
a MetroPCS Authorized Dealer as
well as an Authorized MetroPCS
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owners, Dennis Bauer and Todd
Bauer, have been in Okeechobee
for 8 months as well as operating
a business in Port St. Lucie for
the last 16 years.
Beeper Depot was originally
Beepers/Pages and Accessories,
then the service switched to cell
phones 10 years ago. They have
been with all the major carriers
and four years ago they decided
to go with MetroPCS because of
the low priced plans, unlimited
local and long distance, voice-
mail, and caller ID for one low
price, no hidden fees, no con-
tract and no credit check.
They are proud about building
a solid customer base, being
able to provide customer service
and being able to build a rela-
tionship with their customers.
They are also excited about
being the only MetroPCS center
in the Okeechobee area.
They are a unique business
because they take pride in their
service to their customers; they
offer MetroPCS Wireless Service;
an Unlimited Calling plan start-
ing at $30.00 a month; their
most popular plan is $45.00 per
month which includes unlimited
local and long distance; unlimit-


Mayra Romero and Rosa Arreaga and
are more than happy to help their cus-
tomers at Beeper Depot in Okeechobee.


I- I
ed text messaging, unlimited
picture messaging, voice mail,
caller ID and Call Waiting. Also,
unlimited calling to Mexico land-
lines for $3/month and you
NEVER SIGN A CONTRACT.
They provide International min-
utes for as low as $0.02/Min.;
they are different because they
believe in customer satisfaction,
their service is exceptional and
after a hurricane, their service
was up the same day.
They owe the success of their
business to their outstanding
employees for their great cus-
tomer service skills and their
superior knowledge of MetroPCS
Service along with the product
(Cell Phones).
They are most proud of the
service that they can give their
customers in the Okeechobee
area and their customers agree
"that they are the best in town,
economical, very kind, give great
customer service, are efficient,
organized, no over charges and
are a pleasure to work with".
Their slogan holds true, Unlimit
Yourself, Never Sign a Contract.
They are located at 405 S.
Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL,
they are open Monday thru
Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and on
Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm
Closed Sunday.
They can be reached at (863)
763-2056 or you can email them
at beeperdepot@hotmail.com


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May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


Okeechobee Medical Cosmetic Center


i


Leland M. Heller, M.D.
Okeechobee Family Practice
1713 Highway 441 N. Suite E,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863-467-8771


How Can the Cosmetic Laser Help Me?
Sun damage and aging cause red spots, brown spots, abnormal
blood vessels and sagging skin (due to destruction of collagen
and elastin). The Gemini laser gets rid of the brown & red spots,
and eliminates the abnormal blood vessels.
The laser stimulates your own body to remove the broken down fragments
of collagen and elastin. Healthy, new tissue takes its place. The laser is
FDA approved.
You will look healthy, younger, more vibrant and happier. You'll feel more
self confident.
Even seniors can develop a healthy, pinkish glow to their cheeks without
makeup!
Moles, lumps and bumps can usually be removed without scarring in most
cases.
Feel good about showing off a necklace again!
Wrinkles can be reduced and sometimes eliminated!
Rosacea can be stopped and usually reversed. Hair removal, effective acne
treatment, and birthmark removal are all available here in Okeechobee.
We provide Restylane, Perlane and Botox treatments. A FREE
CONSULTATION will let you know what can work for you.
Biological Unhappiness DVD
Dr. Heller is well known internationally for his work with patients who
suffer from mood swings, ADHD and other mood problems. His first book
has been on the recommended reading list at the National Institute of
Mental Health since 1992.
Dr. Heller's DVD's on "Biological Unhappiness" and the "Borderline
Personality Disorder" are now available at his office (1713 Hwy 441 N,
Suite E across the street from the hospital).
His books "Life at the Border Understanding and Recovering from the
Borderline Personality Disorder" and "Biological Unhappiness" are also
available at the office and in the library.
Check out our website at biologicalunhappiness.com.
Dr. Heller has been serving Okeechobee since 1997. He and his wife Cathy
(an Okeechobee native) live in Okeechobee.


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863-467-8771


May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


The Platinum Performance difference


Platinum Performance Realty
has one goal, and that goal is to
help you achieve your Real
Estate goal.
When Platinum Performance
Realty opened, our business
goal was to provide the most
marketing we could at the low-
est commission possible. We
also wanted to provide the max-
imum amount of service possi-
ble.
At Platinum Performance
Realty, we have listing packages
starting at only 2%. Some of our
listings packages offer unsur-
passed marketing that will help
you sell your property fast and
at the fairest price possible.
One of the key ways to market
your Real Estate is through
advertising. At Platinum
Performance Realty you will find
your yard signs are large and
tastefully done, that our print
ads are large, uncluttered and
easy to read. We use every mar-


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if you are selling or purchasing
Real Estate we can be your
Realtor. We look forward to
hearing from you and hope we
can help you achieve your Real
Estate needs.
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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onto a person. This is not totally cor-
rect. Air Conditioning is the science of
removing unwanted warm and mois-
ture laden air from a space or area. In
order to accomplish this, room air is
passed over an evaporator or cooling
coil, typically by means of a blower
and duct assembly. The coil must be
cooler than the entering air to obtain
the desired effects. Consider room air
at 78degrees F. passing over a coil at
50 degrees F. It is here, in the evapo-
rator, that the unwanted "warm air"
and more importantly (in my opinion)
the humidity is removed.
The end result is cooler/dehumidi-
fled air (15-20 degrees cooler) being
discharged via the duct system.
Proper air conditioning truly is a sci-


the right system. One component that
is often overlooked is the duct system.
There is no doubt that I would much
prefer to have a "no name" or generic
brand unit installed to a first rate duct
system rather than a top-rated unit
with a poor duct system. Refrigerant
piping/sizing is also important when
installing a split system air condition-
er. Lastly, hiring a company that
employs professional installers with
the latest training is critical. Today's
air conditioners are much more effi-
cient and technical than just a couple
of years ago.
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important aspects to installing a first
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May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


Rock around The Clock

with hometown cooking

served with a smile


Since 2001, our profession-
al and experienced Family of
staff has consistently provid-
ed our patrons with outstand-
ing service.
We have provided quality
food in a clean family envi-
ronment with fast and friend-
ly service, whether joining us
for a breakfast meeting, a
noon lunch, a relaxing din-
ner, or a late night snack.
As you walk in our doors,
you will immediately feel the
warmth and comfortable fam-
ily atmosphere the staff has
created.
They all have one goal in
common: YOUR SATISFAC-
TION.


Jean Chaplic is our friendly
G.M. with Asst. managers
Kersten McClung and Doug
Jordan.
We have a wonderful
Breakfast buffet 7 days a
week.
Also we have Spring spe-
cials and a Lunch buffet
Monday thru Friday.
Don't forget our Famous
TOUCHDOWN breakfast an all
time favorite.


COME ON DOWN...........
OR CALL IN TAKE & OUT
1111 South Parrott Ave.
(863)467-2224


Local Businesses Meet for 80's Friends Reunion
1980-1989 Okeechobee High School Alumni


The First Annual 80's Friends
Reunion on Saturday, June 27th,
2009 will be held by Okeechobee
High School Alumni. "Just
Because It's Been So Long" since
local businesses, community
members and out of state alumni
have seen each other, this first
time event was organized.
Through Facebook, www.face-
book.com the internet social net-
work, hundreds of classmates
have been able to reconnect. This
inspired the idea for a "decade"
reunion. The event provides the
opportunity for all 80's
Okeechobee High School Alumni
to get together and catch up with
each other's lives and families.
This group is most proud of the
way people from various states
have come together and organ-
ized such a large event. It will be
held at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex Wooden Jungle from 12
p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring your drinks,
lawn chairs, pack a picnic or pitch
in for pizza. The swimming pool
will be available.


Local area alumni merchants
include:
Eddie Lehman-Class of '86,
Lehman Auto Body & Service
Center, 265 Hwy 98 N,
Okeechobee, 863- 467-1691.
Lisa Newman Fralix- Class of
'86, Flower Petals Florist, 202
NE 2nd St., Okeechobee,
(Behind CVS), 863-763-5051,
1800-260-2592.
Danny Enfinger, Class of '86,
Superior Water Works Inc., 4072
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, 863-
763-2636.
Frank Resmondo, Sod City
Inc., 7909 San Carlos Drive, Ft.
Pierce, 772- 468- 7633.
Dawn Huddleston, Class of
'82, Upscale Resale Consignment
Elma Yates, Class of '82,
Upscale Resale Consignment,
2303 South Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, 863- 467-2629.
For more information contact
Kimberly Wagner Kerney, 765-
238- 0527or kbwl724jtk@hot-
mail.com. with a reference to 80's
Reunion Event.


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May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


Connect with

Ferrellgas and we'll

set you free,


I


As a Ferrellgas Customer, you receive dependable propane service
from local propane professionals. Our 24/7 emergency service
assures that we'll be there when you need us.


if you own ,our tank, we have the
guaranteed lowest price in the area.


Call the friendly folks at Ferrellgas today to receive the best service
and tank set special in town. Hurry, this offer ends soon.

863-763-7557
www.ferrellgas.com


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National propane company gets
involved in local community
OKEECHOBEE, FL, MAY 2009: Ferrellgas LP is not only
faithfully serving its customers' propane needs in the
greater Okeechobee Area, but it is supporting the com-
munities in which they live.
As Ferrellgas' local Employee-Owners, Operations
Manager David Fountain along with fellow local resi-
dents Chris & Jill Bennett and James Rodgers are com-
mitted to providing the most professional, safe, and
affordable propane service available anywhere.
One example of Ferrellgas' involvement is their co-
sponsoring this years' 28th Annual Colgate Country
Showdown which is designed to find promising local
music talent and providing these performers a chance to
launch their music careers.
Ferrellgas is currently offering free tank sets to new
customers. Plus their customers can earn up to $75.00
by referring their friends and family members through
Ferrellgas' Customer Referral Program. These offerings
are especially helpful during these hard economic times.
The local Ferrellgas team wants its customers to feel
especially secure during hurricane season. During these
beautiful but uncertain months, it is important to have a
propane provider that offers dependability with a per-
sonal touch.
"At Ferrellgas, safety is part of everything we do," said
David Fountain, "which is why we want to make sure
propane users have the necessary information and
resources available to keep their families safe and enjoy
the hottest days of summer."
The Ferrellgas team invites everyone to visit their show-
room that is fully- stocked with energy- saving appliances &
equipment from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
and say hello to Jill while you are there.
For more information about Ferrellgas and its prod-
ucts, services, and important tips on how to be safe with
propane, call your local Ferrellgas office or visit
www.ferrellgas.com
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is a Fortune 1000 company
and, through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, L.P.,
serves approximately one million customers in all 50
states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Ferrellgas employees indirectly own more than 20 mil-
lion common units of the partnership through an
employee stock ownership plan.


May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


AUDIBEL,

1tEARING CARE CENTERS

J.C. Cardwell, Hearing Instrument Specialist
J.C. is considered an expert in his field and is
dedicated to helping the hearing impaired
in Okeechobee County. J.C. has extensive
knowledge about hearing aids, and his
specialization is in patient care and satisfaction,
as well as modification and fine-tuning of
hearing aids. J.C. is factory-trained in hearing
aid repairs and has the ability to make most
hearing aid repairs on-site, while you wait.
If you are currently using hearing aids and are not
completely satisfied with the way you are hearing,
we welcome you to come in and see us. Perhaps
you are thinking about trying hearing aids and
want to ask some questions, J.C. and our staff
will be glad to answer your questions regarding ,
testing, verification and programming. Our
team approach is designed to help you get the
best service possible and hear your very best.







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Audibel was established in 1967 and is respected as the world
leader in hearing technology research for the human ear. Audibel
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hearing care services to the communities of Florida. We emphasize
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(pubil shopping center)




Okeechobee News


Feel good about your bank!

Seacoast National Bank
was originally chartered
in 1926 as Indian River
County Bank in Sebastian,
FL. In the 80 years since,
Seacoast has grown along
Florida's southeast coast
and central regions to its
current size of 42 offices
in 14 counties. With
assets totaling more than
$2.3 billion, Seacoast
ranks among the largest
publicly traded communi-
ty banks based in Florida.
Seacoast National Bank
provides a full range of
banking and investment
services to businesses
and consumers including Mark Smith, President & CEO Big
retail services, personal, Lake Region
commercial and mort- owned subsidiary, FNB
gage loans, trust and invest- Brokerage Services, Inc. mem-
ment management services. ber NASD/SIPC.
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Like the live oak,
Seacoast National
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against the storms
of financial change by
developing deep roots and
growing steadily. And today, we
continue to grow and nurture the
hopes and dreams of our community.
At Seacoast National Bank, you'll find
friendlyservice, professional expertise,
and local decision-making. When you
call for advice, you'll talk to someone


right here, not a distant
phone bank. Most of all,
you'll find you can feel
good about banking with
people who have been
dedicated to the well-being of
our community for over 80 years.
So whether it's a home mortgage,
sound ideas for your savings, or a
retirement plan, when you need
us, we will always be here. Just
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Happy Hour Tavern & Grill -- Home of "the
Coldest Beer and the Best Steak on the Lake"


Happy Hour Tavern & Grill,
located at 8590 US Hwy 441 in
Okeechobee, is locally owned
and operated by John and
Debbie Baskett, who have
owned the busi-
ness for fourteen
years. They are
quoted as saying
they have the
"coldest beer and A
the best steak on
the lake."
John and
Debbie have
managed a local
restaurant in the
past and then
decided to go
into business for
themselves since
they loved working for the
public and assisting their
neighbors.
The Happy Hour Tavern &
Grill is known for its delicious


food, very reasonable prices and
excellent service, all of which
inspire customer loyalty. They
offer pick-up and delivery, and


invite
everyone to give them a try.
You may place your orders
for pick- up or delivery by
calling 863-467-6190. To
reach the bar, simply call
863-467-6420.


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a & Grill

Coldest Beer & "The Best Steak on the Lake"
8590 US Hwy 441 SE Okeechobee
Pick Up or Deliveries 863-467-6190 Bar 863-467-6420

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Tuesday: Spaghetti Night $5.00
includes salad & garlic bread
Wednesday: 2 Pork Chops $6.50
with baked potato, vegetable and salad
Friday: Steak for 2 $24.50
Includes potato, salad and bread
Saturday: BBQ Ribs
L)V |with baked potato & salad
Sunday: 1 Fried Chicken $5.75
Country Fried Steak $5.50
B -Both include potato, vegetable and cole slaw

Plus Burgers, Hot Sandwiches,
Wings, Salads & Appetizers


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May 27, 2009 Okeechobee News 25


New law firm boasts

35 years experience


The Fort Pierce law firm of
Ohle and Ohle, made up of the
father and son team of Robert
and Michael Ohle, with over 35
years of trial experience,
recently opened an office in
Okeechobee.
It is run by attorney Clyde
Killer who is no stranger to
Okeechobee. Mr. Killer once
had a private practice in
Okeechobee and also served as
public defender and prosecu-
tor. He was the first full time
public defender in Okeechobee.
Mr. Killer, who has worked
for some time in the firm's Fort
Pierce office, has enjoyed his
return to Okeechobee.
"Old fashioned manners
count a lot here and I like that,"
he said. "You can agree to dis-
agree. You don't have to get
ugly."
Mr. Killer said that opposing
attorneys can still be friends.
The law firm specializes in


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Attorney Clyde Killer and his secretary
Juli Snow operate the Okeechobee
office of the law firm, Ohle and Ohle.
criminal and family law. They
offer free consultation and
accept major credit cards. The
Okeechobee office of Ohle and
Ohle is located at 414 N.W.
Third St. The hours are 9 to 5
Monday through Friday and
the telephone number is 863-
467-0743.


Now Serving Okeechobee


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* Drug
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Reduction
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* Warrants/
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*Alimony
* Modifications
*Visitation
*Custody Disputes


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(863) 467-0743

414 NW 3rd Street Okeechobee




Okeechobee News


Okeechobee Geriatric Care Management Service

Is for anyone needing care
Okeechobee Geriatric Care needs over extended periods of
Management Service is Debbi time.
Gibbens, a Registered Nurse with Once Debbi understands your
20 years experience. By provid- concerns, she will complete an
ing personalized and compas- assessment. This includes phys-
sionate service-focusing on the ical, psychological, social and
individual's goals and needs, she financial aspects. Your care plan
is the person to help anyone may include:
needing care. She is available 24 accompanying you to a doctor
hours a day, 7 days a week for appointment
your questions & concerns. -helping you understand med-
Debbi can provide continuity of ical problems you experience
Care Management -communica- -helping you set up your med-
tions are coordinated between ications
family members, doctors and -setting up home health care
other professionals, and service or a homemaker
providers. She assists with Cost moving out of your home into
Containment-avoids inappropri- long term care
ate placements, duplication of Debbi Gibbens has spent 12
services, and unnecessary hos- years in home health care. She is
pitalizations. A Care Manager is mother of 6 children and 2
a health professional who spe- granddaughters. She has been a
cializes in assisting you and your resident of Okeechobee since
family with long-term care 1998. Her goal is to help elders
needs. Including assisting, remain as independent as safely
coordinating and managing possible. She can provide edu-
long- term care services; devel- national tools to keep them out
oping a plan of care; and moni- of the hospital.
touring your long- term care

Okeechobee Geriatric Care
Management Service

"Putting the pieces together with
caring, proactive assistance for
0 seniors and caregivers"

"We will work together!" You & Loved Ones & Care Manager
S* Will listen
SPlease call with questions &
concerns
Available anytime, 7 days a week
Assisting Seniors to remain safely in
Parent living miles away? living situation of choice.
Health issues interfere with
independent daily activities?
Want to stay at home, but need a
little assistance?
Considering moving where you
won't have repair or upkeep worries?
Is caregiving becoming
overwhelming?
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Hundreds lose weight with help

of Physicians Weight Loss


Summertime is coming!
Need help losing those extra
pounds so you can look great
by the pool or at the beach?
Call or stop by Physicians
Weight Loss Centers for a free
consultation and let us show
you how you can achieve your
weight loss goals the safe and
effective way. Physicians
Weight Loss Centers is owned
by Connie Lowe and Pam
Williams, who will be celebrat-
ing the center's one year
anniversary in June.
They have helped hundreds
of clients achieve their weight
loss goals, improve their
health, and watched their
overall confidence soar.
Physicians Weight Loss
Centers programs are med-
ically supervised by Dr. T.
Garcia, Center Physician, and
Connie Lowe, RN. Certified
counselors offer one-on-one
counseling during your entire


weight loss program, and a
bi-lingual counselor is avail-
able also. Loyal customers
say it is the easiest weight
loss program they have tried,
and the counseling and
encouragement made all the
difference. All of the products
are very high quality protein
and are all natural; there is no
diet pills involved. Best of all,
you can lose 3-5 pounds per
week! Physicians Weight Loss
Centers is located at 414
South Parrott Ave, Suite B, in
Okeechobee.
They are open five days a
week, with early hours from
6:30 am to 5pm on Tuesday -
Friday and 6:30am to 6:30pm
on Monday.
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May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

INFORMATION
Discover the rich history of Okeechobee County. Much
pride is taken in preserving all the wonderful cultural, agri-
cultural and natural heritage of this rural Florida communi-
ty. Generations continue to carry on the heritage of their
families through the dairy, beef cattle, citrus and fishing
industry. Festivals and cultural activities throughout the year
celebrate the heritage of the Okeechobee area and preserva-
tion of landmarks preserves the quaint atmosphere of the
community.
We invite you to visit the wonderful historical amenities of
Okeechobee County.

Okeechobee County Courthouse
Constructed in 1926, this Mediterranean-Revival style
Courthouse now holds county offices. As a cornerstone to
the community recent renovations are being completed to
preserve this historic structure.
1850 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863-763-4344

Okeechobee City Hall
City Hall was built in 1926 at the height of the Florida Real
Estate boom. It continues to house Okeechobee City offices.
55 S.E. 3RD Ave., Okeechobee, Florida 34974
863-763-3722

Okeechobee Historical Society Museum & Schoolhouse
The society maintains a collection of historical materials in
this one-room schoolhouse built in 1907 and used as a
school until 1916. Guided tours arranged by appointment.
1850 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863-763-4344

Okeechobee Livestock Market
The market was built in 1937 by the Cattlemen's Association
and, as Florida's largest livestock market, it reflects the
importance of the cattle industry to the region.
1055 Hwy. 98 N., Okeechobee, Florida 34972
863-763-3127

Battle of Okeechobee Historic Marker
Zachary Taylor met the Seminoles who were led by chiefs
Wild Cat (Coacoochee), Alligator (Halpatter) and Same Jones
(Arpeika) in the largest battle of the Second Seminole War.
Hwy 441 S. (Next to Happy Hour Restaurant), Okeechobee
863-467-0105

Veteran's Memorial in Flagler Park
Beautiful memorial to honor veterans of the United States.
Located in downtown Okeechobee at the intersection of
Hwy. 441 & SR 70.


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Okeechobee News


Hometown company excels in service


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Okeechobee Air Conditioning &
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owned and operated business that
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ice and installation of commercial
refrigeration, residential and com-
mercial air conditioning and heat-
ing systems. They service all
makes and models, providing
24/7 service.
In talking to managers Marcel
LaRose and Lori Thomas, they stat-


ed We are very proud of our serv-
ice and installation departments
who take great pride in giving our
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career at that time. I was
hooked the very first night of the
class.
I decided to get my Broker's
license. After much thought and
prayer I opened Preferred
Properties of Okeechobee
Realty, Inc. in 1999. We cele-
brated our tenth year this year
and I still love the business;
what I love about it is that each
day we get to meet and work
with people we have not known
before. Each real estate transac-
tion is a new and learning expe-
rience in which my agents as
well as I, take knowledge from
that deal to the next deal. This
business is a constant learning


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knowledge through the whole
process of showing property to
closing on that property. It is
never boring or repetitious.
That is why it is so much fun.
I would have to say that my
favorite customer would be our
first time home buyers. They
are like sponges soaking up
every piece of knowledge you
share with them concerning the
home ownership process. It is
most rewarding when you go to
closing with someone who is
buying their first home. Their
excitement is contagious.
The signal for me to know that
I was successful in my business
was the first time I got to sell a
home that I had already previ-
ously sold. I realized then that I
must have done a good job the
first time I sold it. Referral busi-
ness is my measure of success.


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Okeechobee youth speech contest winners announced


Melissa MontesDeOca, Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau Board of Directors
member and Women's Chairmen, an-
nounced the results of the county youth
speech contest on May 21. In the high school
competition, Valerie McKee was the win-
ner, with Hannah Rooks coming in second.
Valerie will compete in the district speech
contest in September, where the winner


will continue to the state contest Oct. 29, at
the Florida Farm Bureau Federation annual
meeting in Daytona Beach.
In the middle school competition, Neresa
McLaren was the winner, with William Smi-
ley coming in second and Justin Smiley tak-
ing third. The topic for all the speeches was
"What challenges will affect the sustainabil-
ity of Florida agriculture for the future?"




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The students prepared and performed represent the leadership of the future and
the speeches with a lot of research going are very able to carry the message of agri-
into each. They all remembered one of the culture into all areas of their lives.
first rules of public speaking, "know your Contest winners received $100 for first
audience," having done research into Farm place and $75 for second in the high school
Bureau's role in promoting environmental place and $75for second in the high school
stewardship through it C.A.R.E.S program competition. The middle school contestants
and other initiatives. All these students truly received $75 for first place, $50 for second
place and $25 for third place.


Submitted photo
Three students Middle School Speech contestants in the Farm Bureau Youth
Speech Contest from left to right are: Justin Smiley third place, William Smi-
ley second place and Neresa McLaren middle school winner.


Caravan of Realtors
This picture was taken in front of the home being showcased by Linda Wo-
loski In Basswood. Local real estate professionals attending the open show-
case included: Bill Seabolt, Exit Realty; Cindi Fairtrace, Tucker Group; John
Woloski, United Country; Barbara Yates Glover, Exit Realty; Velva Cannon,
Exit Realty; Debra Pinson, Preferred Properties; Vicki Anderson, Goolsby
Realty; Eric Anderson, Goolsby Realty; Lori Mixon, Tucker Group; Pat Gools-
by, Goolsby Realty; Linda Woloski, United Country; Amber Patterson, Plati-
num Realty; Kathy Godwin, Preferred Properties.


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--ubmitte photo
Two students participating in the Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest from left
to right are: Valerie McKee High school winner and Hannah Rooks second place
high school contest.



I Workforce Solutions for Summer Employers


Employers provide a short-term,
meaningful work experience
opportunity for youth participants
and Workforce Solutions will provide
pre-screened, qualified employees
and cover the cost of their
compensation.

How the Summer Youth
Employment Program Works

The youth participants will be
compensated at no cost to the
company. Salary of $8 per hour and
workers'compensation will be
covered for youth while at a
company's worksite.Work
experiences are 32 hours per week
for a period of six to 10 weeks from
mid-June through August. A Youth
Job Coach will be assigned to each
company to monitor the progress of
the youth participants and handle
payroll. All qualified youth
participants will attend a two-week
work readiness training to prepare
them for their work experience
opportunity.

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companies are urged to pledge
short-term meaningful work


experiences and training
opportunities for youth participants.
Visit yourworkforcesolutions.com for
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at 863-462-5350 for more
information. Deadline for pledges is
May 29, 2009.

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Okeechobee News


May 27, 2009




Okeechobee News


Teen Anglers still successful

By Teresa Mataushek placed second with 3.75 lbs. Luke Farmer
Okeechobee News came in third with 1.36 Ibs.
Lake levels may be down, but the Big The teen anglers would like to thank their
O' Teen Anglers did not let that stop them. boat captains this month: George Marshall,
Last month's tournament was held at Okee- Jr., Ken Hall, Mike Zubricky, Ernie Johnson,
Tantie on April 25, and the teenage anglers Kenny Farmer, Kevin Folsom and Bill Hays.
proved that the fish are still there.
In the 15-18 age group, Dusty Hall placed Club vice president and tournament di-
first with a total weight of 10.16 lbs. He also rector Bill Hays recently had to have a sur-
had the event's largest bass with a fish that gical procedure and will be off the water
weighed 3.74 Ibs. Coming in second place for a bit. The club would like to wish him
was Garrett Farmer with a total weight of a speedy recovery. Anyone else wanting to
7.23 lbs. Luke Joles placed third with 4.6
Ibs. send get well wishes may send them to: Big
The teen anglers have a new member O' Teen Anglers, Inc., Bill Hays, 4130 S.W
this year, Logan Bohannon, he is in the 11- Ninth Way, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
14 age group and took his first win with a Postyour opinions online at www.newsap.
total weight of 6.61 lbs. He also won the big com. Tresa Mataushek may be reached at tma-
fish award for his age group. Ryan Edwards taushek@newszap.com.


Logan Bohannon, in the 11-14 age group and took his first win with a total weight
of 6.61 Ibs.


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Submitted photo
Dusty Hall places first in the 15-18 age
group.


Submitted photo
Luke Joles, places third with a 4.6 lb.
fish.











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May 27, 2009




May 27, 2009


Okeechobee News


Apply for a special-opportunity hunt A REAL o
By Tony Young enough to draw one, you and up to three of
quality of game you'd like, you may want to yourselves.
consider applying for a special-opportunity If you'd like to apply for any of these great
hunt. For the past 12 years, the Florida Fish hunts, the first thing you'll need to do is get If "OU'r- looking t
and Wildlife Conservation Commission a 2009-2010 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt
(FWC) has offered these unique fall-season Worksheet-available at FWC offices and at save money -- a80
hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail MyFWC.com/Hunting.
on the state's best public hunting lands. Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT) on May 1, Who isn't these days'
Maybe it's time you look into getting in on you can submit your completed applica-
the action and experience the hunt of a life- tion at: www.wildlifelicense.com or at any -- subscribing to the
time. county tax collector's office or license agent.
These extraordinary hunts offer large The application period runs through mid- Okn ehnhab Mew
tracts of land with an abundance of game night on May 31. These coveted permits are Ueew UUee New
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able you to take only mature bucks with at apply for as many hunts and dates as you is a real no i i l


least one antler having at least four points.
Hunters can take does during archery hunts
and, if they draw an antlerless deer permit,
also during general gun hunts. This practice
of quality deer management offers hunters
excellent chances of taking quality bucks
and the opportunity to take a doe on public
land. There is no size or bag limit on hog
hunts.
These special-opportunity deer and wild
hog hunts take place on Fort Drum (Indian
River County), Lake Panasoffkee (Sumter
County), Triple N Ranch (Osceola County)
and Green Swamp West Unit (Pasco Coun-
ty) wildlife management areas.
Fort Drum has several gun hunts on its
20,858 acres, each one costing $50, should
you get drawn. Besides taking 18 deer, hunt-
ers bagged 45 hogs there last year.


Submitted photo/ABWA
Dance party
Marilyn Monroe "lookalike" dances
to the Golden Oldies at the dinner
dance, hosted by Women of Tomor-
row Chapter of American Business
Women's Association.



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Outta' The

Woods
By Tony Young
Lake Panasoffkee offers archery hunts on
the 8,676-acre tract. Hunters harvested 35
deer and 64 hogs there last season.
Triple N Ranch has two general gun deer
and hog hunts, and 28 deer were taken off
the 15,391 acres last year, and so were 49
hogs.
Green Swamp West Unit is where James
Stovall took the state's highest-scoring deer
on record-a 25-point, nontypical that net-
ted a 206 Boone-and-Crockett score. He took
the trophy buck in 1999 after getting drawn
for the special-opportunity archery hunt.
The area offers archery and gun hunts on
34,335 acres. Last year, hunters bagged 58
deer, and 319 hogs were taken from there.
The FWC also has week-long, released-
quail hunts on Blackwater Carr Unit in
Santa Rosa County. With these hunts, you
must bring and release your own pen-raised
quail. There's just one $100-permit available
for each of the 16 weeks, and if you're lucky


like to increase your chances of being select-
ed. You must include a $5 nonrefundable fee
for each hunt you apply for, though hunters
are limited to drawing only one permit per
hunt.
If you're selected in the random drawing,
you should receive an invoice about mid-
June. You have until the deadline specified
on the invoice to pay the cost of the selected
hunt, if you get drawn, and you may do so at
any license agent or tax collector's office.
Special-opportunity hunt permits are
transferable by simply giving the permit to
another person. Permit holders under age
16, or those who are certified mobility-
impaired, may have a nonhunting assistant
accompany them during all special-oppor-
tunity hunts.
Whether still hunting all by yourself or
dog hunting with family and friends for deer,
hogs or released quail, the FWC's special-
opportunity fall hunts are just what the doc-
tor ordered for a premium hunting experi-
ence.
Tony Young is the media relations coordi-
nator for the FWC's Division of Hunting and
Game Management. You can reach him with
questions about special-opportunity hunts
or how to apply at: Tony.Young@MyFWC.
com.


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Award of Excellence
Sharon Vinson, Facilitator for the Shared Services Network, presented Kelly
Tarr, Hibiscus Children's Center, an award of excellence for her service as
Chairperson for the Community Collaborative Council this past year. For
more information on the Community Collaborative Council, a part of the
Shared Services Network, call (863) 462-5000 ext. 257.


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Submitted photo/IRSC
Frank "Sonny" W. Williamson, Jr. and Betty Williamson (left) stand with Wil-
Ilamson Cattle Company Scholars, (left to right) Erika Cervantes, Omar Alvar-
ado and Brianne Furphy at the 2009 Take Stock in Children Awards Ceremony
held at the Indian River State College main campus in Fort Pierce, May 18.
Alvarado and Furphy are 2009 President's Challenge/Take Stock in Children
Scholarship recipients. Fifteen Okeechobee County students were awarded
President's Challenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarships this year. The Wil-
liamson Cattle Company, along with the Okeechobee Educational Founda-
tion, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Clemons and many other generous contributors sup-
port Take Stock in Children scholarships each year.


The peregrine falcon is famous for its
steep downward plunge, and that's exactly
what its population did during the past cen-
tury when DDT usage in the United States
nearly wiped them out. However, when the
peregrine dives, it also rises with its prey, and
that's what has happened to its numbers in
recent years.
To keep those numbers soaring, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) directed staff to finalize a
management plan for peregrine falcons
Wednesday at the Commission meeting in
Tallahassee.
The FWC decided in June 2008 to re-
move the peregrine falcon from the state's
endangered species list. However, before
delisting can occur, the Commission must
approve a management plan. The final plan
will come before the Commission for ap-
proval at the June meeting in Crystal River.
The Commission also directed staff to bring
a rule for delisting the species to the June
meeting as well.
"The peregrine falcon is a success story


showing what wise conservation practices
can accomplish for a species," said Robin
Boughton, the FWC's peregrine falcon man-
agement plan leader. "This draft plan offers
management strategies for the peregrine's
continued success."
As a result of pesticide regulations and
captive breeding-and-release efforts, the
peregrine falcon made a dramatic come-
back from precipitously low numbers in the
1970s. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
delisted the species in 1999.
Peregrine populations dropped from
about 20,000 birds prior to the 1940s to 650
birds in 1965. Of the two subspecies of per-
egrine falcon that breed in the United States,
there are now at least 1,900 breeding pairs.
The peregrine is known as the world's
fastest bird, averaging 25-34 mph during
normal flight and reaching speeds in excess
of 150 mph during dives for prey, which in-
clude doves and ducks.


Be a safe boater this summer


Submitted photo/IRSC
IRSC Foundation Executive Director Ann Decker stands with IRSC President
Dr. Edwin R. Massey as he presents IRSC Graduate and Take Stock in Chil-
dren scholarship recipient Urlel Garcia with a brick to be included on alumni
row on the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Garcia also spoke at the May
18. award eeremonn.


Submitted photo/IRSC
Superintendent, Okeechobee County School District Dr. Patricia Cooper, (far
left) and Assistant Superintendent of Okeechobee County School District
Mary Hurley (far right) stand with the 2009 Okeechobee Educational Founda-
tion Scholars Kiesha Checkley (left) and graduate Miriam Hernandez (right).
Fifteen Okeechobee County students that were awarded President's Chal-
lenge/Take Stock in Children Scholarships this year.


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission law enforcement officers say
it's easy to be a safe boater if you just use
common sense and practice a few simple
rules of the waterways.
First of all, pay attention while you're at
the helm. Most boating accidents occur be-
cause the operator is distracted or simply
not paying attention to what is happening
nearby. When you are operating a vessel,
you need to have a 360-degree focus. That
means knowing what's going on in front,
behind and on either side of your boat.
Next, wear a life jacket whether you're a
good swimmer or not. If you're in a boat-
ing accident and are thrown into the water,
you may be injured or unconscious. Being
a skilled swimmer won't help you much,
but wearing a life jacket could save your life.
The law requires one properly fitted life jack-
et on the boat for every person on board;
children under the age of 6 must be wearing
one while the vessel is under way. In 2008,
drowning accounted for 70 percent of boat-
ing fatalities.
Stay sober if you're the captain. Being
in command of a vessel is very serious and
demands your full attention. Operating a
boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs
can impair your judgment and reaction
time. Last year, 28 percent of fatalities were
caused by alcohol or drug use. Keep an eye
on the weather. Bad weather can crop up
quickly in Florida, but it doesn't make sense
to be on the water when the weather fore-
cast predicts storms.


Carry a fully charged cell phone. Anything
can happen, and having a phone makes
sense. You also can let folks at home know if
you are going to be later than anticipated.
Operate at a safe speed for conditions.
Many areas are nearly at flood stage because
of all the recent rains. Even if emergency
idle-speed/no-wake zones are not in effect,
be considerate of property owners whose
homes may be affected by your wake; slow
down.
Know the rules before you get on the wa-
ter. Boating, like driving, has rules that are in
place for your safety and the safety of others.
Do you know what side of the channel you
should be on? Who has the right of way? Do
you need a boater safety card?
You can learn the rules and the answers
to these questions and more at MyFWC.
com/Boating.

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Local TKD students win at state tournament


Taekwondo America held their Sunshine
State Regional Tournament in Port St. Lu-
cie on March 28. Russ Adams Taekwondo
America of Okeechobee had 27 students
competing in this tournament and all were
winners.
The following is the results of their hard
work and dedication:
Charles Yager, first place forms, third -
sparring, spirit -weapons.
Trina Lense, fourth sparring, spirit -
weapons.
John Lense, third sparring, third weap-
ons.
Mohammad Yousef, spirit award.
Mia Lazaro, spirit award.
Michael Lazaro, fourth forms, fourth -
sparring, spirit weapons.
Steven Brown, fourth forms, spirit -
weapons.
Nicholas Brown, spirit award, spirit
weapons.
Jennifer Lester, first forms, second -
sparring, fourth weapons.
McKayla Skinner, second forms, fourth -
sparring, spirit- weapons.
Juliet Skinner, fourth forms, fourth -
sparring, spirit weapons.
Hannah Morales, first forms, spirit


weapons.
Cristian Morales, fourth forms, first -
sparring, second weapons.
Casey Hurst, third forms, spirit weap-
ons.
Linden Buccino, second forms, fourth -
sparring.
Nicholas Wiggins, first forms, second -
sparring, spirit weapons.
Makaya Whitehead, second forms, sec-
ond- sparring.
Kimberly Hernandez, first sparring.
Disan Hernandez, Jr., fourth sparring.
Daylin Walker, fourth forms.
Jesus Yanez, second forms, third spar-
ring, spirit weapons.
Travis McKenna, Sr., fourth forms.
Travis McKenna, Jr., fourth sparring.
Alex Hernandez, first -weapons.
Alexis Alecia, third forms, third spar-
ring, spirit- weapons.
Ty Collins, first forms, spirit weapons.


Sunshine State Regional Tournament winners are: Alexis Alecia, Mohammad
Yousef, Cristian Morales, Makaya Whitehead, Ahmad Yousef, John Lense, Nich-
olas Wiggins, McKayla Skinner, Juliet Skinner, Mia Lazaro, Jesus Yanez, Charles
Yager, Hannah Morales, Michael Lazaro, Ty Collins, Anthony Hernandez, Jenni-
fer Lester, Nicholas Brown, Linden Buccino, Casey Hurst, Travis McKenna, Sr.,
Russ Adams owner and Sr. Instructor. (Not pictured) Daylln Walker, Steven
Brown, Kimberly Hernandez, Disan Hernandez, Jr., Travis (TJ) McKenna, Jr.,
and Alex Hernandez.



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GAINESVILLE, Fla.-Florida Farm Bu-
reau Federation continues to receive re-
ports of crop damage in Central and South
Florida and in the Panhandle, and concern
over potential crop disasters is increas-
ing. The state's largest general agricultural
organization noted parts of Florida have
received more than 20 inches of rain this
week.
Some farmers in the Jackson County
area of west Florida are reporting dam-
age to cotton and corn fields due to high
winds. Producers in the Hastings area fear
losses to potatoes, cabbages, cantaloupe
and other fresh vegetables-crops which
are nearing harvest-could run into the
millions of dollars. Fields in the Hastings
area are flooded, delaying harvesting.
Further south, farmers in the Everglades
Agricultural Area are reporting severe lo-
calized damage resulting from rain and
hail to some sweet corn fields; some fields
that were one week from harvest have in-
curred 50 percent or more losses in yield.
Federation officials advised farmers
who sustain crop damage to contact the
USDA Farm Service Agency in their coun-
ties, document damage by taking photo-


graphs and prepare to file a claim, if they
have crop insurance.
"We also recommend they contact
district offices of their congressional rep-
resentatives and the offices of Sen. Bill Nel-
son and Mel Martinez," said Pat Cockrell,
executive assistant to the president.
In order for farmers to receive federal
disaster assistance, the Florida Commis-
sioner of Agriculture and Gov. Charlie Crist
must declare a disaster and request the
Secretary of the United States Department
of Agriculture to take action. The new farm
bill sets up a disaster program aimed at
making a pool of dollars available for di-
saster assistance. Previously, disaster dec-
larations required congressional action.
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is
the state's largest general-interest agricul-
tural association with about 138,000 mem-
ber-families statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an indepen-
dent, nonprofit agricultural organization.
More information about Florida Farm Bu-
reau is available on the organization's Web
site, http://FloridaFarmBureau.org.


Community Event


SAL holds elections
The Son's of the American Legion Post
64 will hold elections for 2009. They will be
held at Post 64. All paid up members are


welcome to run and vote. Voting will be
held on June 2, from 3 until 6 p.m. For more
information call 863-357-7238.


Farm Bureau sees rising


concern over crop losses


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with minimum 5 yrs ep.
Must have clean D/L &
own tools. Good pay,
benefits. DFWR
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Sfor Birthday
Parties &
Special Events!
863-697-8603


DEES MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425
License # 5698 & 1126

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Patiting, Repairs,
Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
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C/HEAT & AIR 2 yr
old, 3 ton unit. Frigi-
daire (made in USA)
$1,650 (863)467-7528
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.
WINDOW AC unit small
small window ac runs
great, used twice. $100.
(863)447-0689



Chest style freezer, new
condition $100. LaBelle
863-612-5037
GLASS TOP Stove GE,
works great $400/neg.
(863)447-0689

k Kenmore side by side
refrigerator, stove, mi-
crowave & dishwasher.
SAll in new condition.
$1500 863-634-8420
ON COUNTER dish
washer Okeechobee -
white runs on 110 Elec
$200. (863)447-0689
REFRIGERATOR GE,
$250. (239)250-3729 or
(239)348-9213
REFRIGERATOR GE,
top freezer, tan color,
good condition, $50.
(863)697-9883
WASHER & DRYER -
GE, white, $150
(863)675-2392
WASHER/DRYER GE,
stack, $250.
(239)250-3729 or




BREAD MACHINE -
$30. (863)763-8642


CHAIN LINK FENCE 5ft
WITH 2 GATES
$1000/or best offer.
863)673-7890
(863)673-4599




Scaffolding for sale
863-673-2898



BUNKBEDS Labelle.
White metal. Queen on
bottom. $125/or best
offer. (863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Nice
wood on wheels. No
mattress. $70/firm.
(863)673-5704
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"
STUFFED ANIMALS -
30" Elmo and bear. Like
new (Okee) $10/will
sep. (863)763-6131
TODDLE CLOTHES,
toys, ect little girl
items, call for info
t300/will sep.
(863)261-3699



SUPPERS- MASSAG-
ING Conair, pink. One
size fits most. $3/firm.
(863)610-0754



CAR COLLECTION -
Hot Wheels, Match Box,
NASCAR. $2800 or best
offer. (941)724-0917




COMPUTER monitor,
speakers, keyboard and
joystick $95.
(863)763-8642
LAPTOP TOSHIBA.
Brand new. Must sell.
(239)707-1235


Switched-on School-
house interactive cur-
riculum 7th grader,
$35. (863)467-0031



50 % OFF
FURNITURE
Store Wide Sale
Dining room start $197
Livingroom tables $99
4 Pc. Bedroom
Start $397
Recliners start $397
Spend over $1000
and get additional
10% Off
Highpoint Furniture
2350 US 27 N, Sebring
Across from
Home Depot
863-382-0600

DRESSER Excellent
condition. $100
(863)843-0759
ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER -with 27" TV
$75. (863)697-6618
*For Sale* Water Bed
Beautiful Queen complete
with side rails $400 obo
863-484-2052
FUTON, Sealy Mattress
w/oaver. Wood arms.
Excellent condition. $70
(863)990-4301 Okee
MATTRESS horse hair,
twin size, $200 or best
offer. (239)503-0080
MATTRESS, Full Size,
Micro Energy. Benefil.
$400 (863)763-4851
PATIO FURNITURE -
10 Pieces + Cushions
Pipe Furniture. $225.
(863)674-0467
SOFA & LOVESEAT -
beige pattern, $50
(863)675-2392
SOFA BED Log cabin,
custom made cushions,
wolf material design.
$300 (239)340-8503
SOFA/SLEEPER FULL
size pink $100/or
best offer
(863)697-6618




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TV STAND solid oak 6
ft by 40" w/movable
shelves. good condition
$30. (863)763-9410
TWO PIECE L shape
sofa Bassett carmel
color nice $400/neg.
(863)902-9469



AK-47 UNDERFOLDER
with case of ammo. -
$ 1 5 0 0 / firm
(941)769-1367
BERETTA 950BS 25
ACP Holster 200 rounds
ammo Pocket gun
$275. (863)674-0613
BERETTA 950BS 25
ACP Holster 200 rounds
ammo Pocket gun
$275. (863)674-0613
*For Sale* Glock 9mm
$475.00 863-697-6095

MIA BUSH rifle, case
7.62 military ammo,
access. $2750/will sep.
(941)769-1367
RIFLE AK-47 new 80
rounds case $1600/or
best offer.
(239)961-9600
ROSSI .357 Revolver -
Stainless 2" barrel in
near new condition.
$325. (863)673-3893
SMITH AND Wesson
handgun 40 Caliber
M&P Series. Like New.
Call To See. $525/or
best offer.
(863)673-1984
S&W 44 Mag. Model
696-1 New in box. $500
(863)634-4758
*Wanted* Handgun
All types.Cash.
863-697-6095




ELLIPTICAL TRAINER
- MUST SELL! Get in
shape and lose weight
with this trainer.
$175/or best offer.
(863)634-7607



CAR ROOF Top Carrier-
Thule Cascade Slightly
used Excellent Condi-
ion 69" X 32" $175.
(863)675-7306
863)885-1392



ELECTRONIC CIGAR-
ETTE smoking alter-
native $129.99.
(772)519-3645
INDUSTRIAL FAN on
pedestal. 67 X 32"W.
$50 (863)467-9800
WATER TANKS (3) -
medium size, $150 will
sell separately.
(239)503-0080


ELECTRIC VIOLIN -
Fender, 4/4 case, strap
$ 4 0 0 / neg
(863)447-0276



55 GAL salt water tank
w/fish 75.00, 20 al
fshwtr w/fish $25.
(863)801-1800
CHIHUAHUAS (4)-
2 Long Hair & 2 Short Hair.
UKC Re. w/health cert.
$460 ea (863)763-3073
DOG Free to Day-Rider
4yo Catahoula X gyp
not yet used on cattle
should make a good
one leave message $0.
(863)763-8880
DOG BOX/CARRIER -
3x3, single door
$225/or best offer.
(863)467-7197
DOG BOX/CARRIER -
New, 4x4 double door!
$375/or best offer.
(863)467-7197
DOVES 2 peach ring-
necks. LaBelle $20.
(863)675-2541
(863)675-3729
FISH TANK 50 gal. -
everything included
$150/or best offer.
(239)675-0251
KITTENS free to good
home, eating on their
own and litter trained.
$0. (863)674-0662
KITTENS KITTENS
FREE! Predous 9
weeks; white/siamese &
mixed; looking for a
home! TRAINED &
VERY PLAYFUL! $0.
(954)648-2668
(305)310-7996
KITTENS FREE -
Adorable calico, tiger &
white OKEECHOBEE.
View kittens Online @
m y
space.com/lil may_ 06
$0. (863)634-0567
MEAL WORM starter kit
-Grow your own. Easy
money saver. $20.
(863)763-5150
Rabbit cage w/ all ac-
cessories $40.00 La-
Belle 863-612-5037



POOL Above ground
like new, 15x29, pool
sweep, $3,000/neg.
Call 863-763-6844



POOL TABLE $475 or
best offer Anita 8-5pm
863-675-4411
SEARS NORDITRAC El-
liptical machine Excel-
lent condition. $325.
(863)634-5038
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classified


TREADMILL PRO-
FORM 730CS. Call for
details. $400/neg.
(239)707-1235



SUBWOOFER Cadence,
12" carpeted box w/300
amp, CD & Capacitor.
$180 863-697-3748



ANGLE GRINDER -
Craftsman 4 1/2",
Brand New. $35.
(561)573-3499
CRAFTSMAN 30 Gal. -
Compressor $150/neg.
(863)697-9204
DRILL & Saw Combo -
Craftsman, 18V Batter-
ies, Mint. $75.
(561)573-3499
DRILL PRESS, table
saw, band saw alot of
misc tools each $100.
(863)801-1800
GARDEN ROTO TILLER
- Front Tiller, 5 hp.
$250 or best offer
(863)599-8286
GENERATOR Briggs &
Stratton, 5500 watts,
13HP, never used, $500
firm. Call 863-357-0256
GUARDIAN GENERA-
TOR New, 15,000
watt, bought new last
yr, $1950
(863)697-9704
POWER PAINT SPRAY-
ER $250 or best offer.
(863)599-8286



VCR Toshiba M-4200
w/remote 4 metal
heads good condition.
$25. (863)763-9410





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HORSE 5yr Bay il-
ly,grn broke w/tack
$900/or best offer.
(863)763-0277



CRAFTSMAN 42 in Rid-
ing Mower Good con-
dition, some spare
parts. In Clewiston.
$250. (305)219-6160
DUAL WHEEL Ulitity
Trailer used 8'x12'
3600 axle $2000.
(863)675-6432
LAWN TRACTOR -
CRAFTSMAN 15HP
$850. (863)467-1358


LAWNMOWER one yr.
old & Weedeater, ask-
ing $75 for both.
(863)467-7139
PUSH MOWER Runs
Good, Cheap $35.
(863)801-1683
RIDING MOWER Mur-
ry, 40" cut, 14HP, good
condition, $300. Call
863-357-0256
SNAPPER 30" rider -
4yr old exce.cond $500.
(863)634-5471
UTILITY TRAILER -
used 5'x8' 36001b axel
$475. (863)675-6432




MESA PLANT WORLD
Blueberry $13,
Pomegranates $25,
Pecans $60, Papaya $10
FL Trees Peaches,
Pears, Apples, $55 ea.
Soil Conditioners
Vermiculite, Perdite,
Milorganite
Bulk Mulch
Eucalyptus &Pine
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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

KINGSBAY 2bd/2ba,
$650 per mo $650 Sec,
no ets. (863)763-7301
or (863) 697-1623
OKEECHOBEE: Utilities
Included 1BR in town,
$700/mo, no pets,
smoke-free env. 1st &
sec. (863)610-0861




~TAYLOR CREEK"
ground floor, 1BR/1BA,
furnished/unfumished,
water incl. pets ok
$750 mo. Call Sandy
561-601-4344
Owner/Agent



3/2 Home,
w/detached garage, open
floor plan, $850/mo,
first& last
Call Brandi 863-634-3407
Okeechobee Real Etate


BHR 2/2, fully fur-
nished, 1st month free,
$1,000 move in. Call
863-824-0981
Canal Front furnished
2/1 MH, carport, shed,
washer, dryer, screen
porch, boat dock. $800
includes water & awn
care. (863) 467-7528
DUPLEX 3BR, 2 BA,
Garbage pickup & Lawn
included. $800 mo., 1st
& sec. (863)634-5283
House for Rent: 2/1 in
city, $700 mo., 1st, last
& $500 sec. req'd.
(863)467-5965
LEAVE THE CITY Live
in the country! 2/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230
LOG CABIN 2BR,
1BA, Rim Canal. Pool &
Dock. Furnished w/Bed-
ding, Linens & Cookware.
(561)234-0277
NEW 4BR, 2BA, 2 Car
Garage. on V2 acre in
Okeechobee. $1200
mo. (561)301-3880
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
included. 786-201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/1BA
Duplex DW. W&D Hookup,
central a/c& heat $750 mo.
+ $50 sec. (863)763-414
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout,
$1195/mo, 1st & sec
move in (561)248-3888
or (863)599-0156
R-BAR 4/2/2, W/D
hkup, 2.56 ac, $ 1295
mo. 1st & sec., ref's. re-
quired. 863-801-9163
Southwest Section
3/2, w/2 car


or (863)634-9330



OKEECHOBEE 820 sq.
ft. per unit-4 units avail.
Call (772)201-7473 &
ask about free rent.



ROOM TO RENT
TREASURE ISLAND
Call 863-634-8374




TREASURE ISLAND
3BR, 2BA, with shed.
$950 move in,
$750/mo.
Call 863-824-0981

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KISSIMMEE RIVER
EST 17216 Brynwood,
$400/mo + $400 sec
dep. (317)402-5441
OKEE 2-4/br, 2ba, 5
acres, barn, $950/mo
(863)697-9129 or
(954)494-1762
OKEE 2BR, 1BA, Sin-
glewide. $550 mo. In-
dudes Water 28 Ft. 1
BR RV $400 mo. In-
dudes City Water &
Electric. Both require
sec. dep. & ref's.
(561)346-4692
OKEECHOBEE 3BR
1.5BA screened patio,
carport, wood floors,
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
NEW 2009 3/2 MH
$32,900 Must be moved
Delivery & Set-up avail.
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BASS TRACKER 17ft,
14hp Johnson with ac-
cessories $3000 or best
offer (863)228-0931
IRWIN 37' SAILBOAT
1976 Worthy project.
engine avail. $4950.
(239)823-2587
MILITARY ENSIGN 37'
1982 Fiberglass hull.
As Is. $1475.
(239)823-2587


SPORTSMAN 1992 -
ALum Boat & Trailer
120hp Merc Motor
$2000. (863)261-3328
STRATOS DUAL CON-
SOLE 1998 19ft Bass
boat w/trailer/trolling
motor/175HP Johnson
Motor $4000.
(863)983-7835
STRATUS '95 Dual
console, 115 Evinrude,
like new, loaded, new
carpet, & seats, Lor-
ance. Garaged $6295
neg. (863)763-6640
SYLVAN DECK BOAT
'96 50hp Johnson,
seats 7, trailer, runs
good, $1800
(239)222-6925



CAMPER 1974 A/C,
Stove, Sink etc. $1000.
(863)261-3328
ENCOUNTER BY EN-
COUNTER 36' 1984 -
36' Motorhome
needs work. Dual
AC, 6.5KW Onan,
good tires. Price ne-
gotiable. $1000/or
best offer.
(863)673-5146
WINNEBAGO ITASCA
1989 21' motorhome.
New tires, paint, awn-
ing. Automatic-gas.
13-18 mpg $3000.
(863)675-4677




SIX HORSE outboard -
Evenrude, rebuilt, runs
good. $300.
(863)763-5150
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600 1996 New rear
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ATV TIRES 2004 Set
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HONDA 110 HONDA
Select gokart for sale
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firm uns great, AC,
radio, good fires, new
carpet & new seat cov-
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CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE Select Priced
for quick sell. Call for
details. $1500/neg.
(863)342-3374
CHEVROLET CAPRIS
CLASSIC 1986 run
great & ac $3000.
(863)201-3492
CHEVROLET CAVA-
LIER 1998 Must Sell.
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CHEVY CAVALIER '02 -
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cd, gas saver, extra
clean car. $3495
(561)253-4299 or
(941)809-8666
JEEP COMMANCHEE
1987 RUNS GOOD
4-SPEED $1700/firm.
(863)324-3327
MITSUBISHI LANCER
2002 33 MPG, Rims,
System $3800/or best
offer (863801-6153
NISSAN 300Z 1987 -
5-spd, t-tops, turbo
needs work b/o $500.
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1999 4x4 Mud Truck,
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(863)801-1683
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brakes & a/c, loaded,
looks & runs great
$3895 (941)809-8666
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JEEP WRANGLER
1989 16, 5spd, lifted,
cust. bumpers, CD
$5000. (863)634-2131

3EEP WRANGLER
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lifted, 5sp, custom parts
$5000. (863)634-2131




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D350 '85 Dually
dump body, runs good
V8- 4SPT 1,800/neg.
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wiston. $1800.
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16,500/best offer. Call
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1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
NEEDS FRONT CLIP -
RUNS GOOD $1200.
(239)745-8051

4 TOYOTA Rims 16 in.
alloy $250/or best offer.
(863)675-7878

CORVETTE RIMS (5)
WITH TIRES 5 ALUMI-
NUM RIMS WITH TIRES
GOOD YEAR EAGLE
255/50/ZR16 CAME OFF
OF 1984 CORVETTE
GOOD TREAD 3 AL-
MOST BRAND NEW
$300. (863)673-4485

GM FRONTWHEEL
Drive Trans Axel -
$400. (863)801-5687

PICK UP Topper 8 foot
white Good Condition
$175. (863)674-0467

RIMS 4 new, perfect
condition, fits Sdon TC
$400 or best offer
(863)261-4945

RIMS AND tires 20 inch
- tires are falken ziex
about two months old
$700. (863)233-1697

TRANSMISSION Che-
vy 1/2 Ton 4X4 '03
w/rebuilt convert. $400.
(863)801-5687

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off of 2000 Ford F250
L.W.B. 3f80 Diamond
plate 50. Gal fuel tank
with tool box. S450
Rear bumper. Good
condition $150. Two
Class 4 trailer hitches.
One like new -250.
$1100 for all.
863-763-0944

VOYAGER REAR seat -
Good condition
$ 125/neg.
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4wd $4800
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863-234-8406

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$200/or best offr.
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x 8' Single Axle. Spare
new tire & wheel.
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Noce is hereby given that the undersigned SHRON ROBERTSON, Clerk
ofthe rcut Court of Okeehobee County, Flnda, llonthe th day of
June 2O9, at 11. A.M at the Okechobee County iudlcl Center, 32
Northwet 3rd Strt, Ju Assembly Room, Send Flor Oeechobe,
oda 349 in the Ci of Okeehobee, offer for sae and sell at public
utcry to the highest and est bidder for ash, the following desoed prop-
erty suated in Okeechobee County, Fonda, to-wt:
LOTS 16 AND 17, BLOCK 100, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final degree of foloresure as to Count I entered in a ae
pendg n ad Court the style of which
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plainff,
JOSEPH A UNDERHILL, m, a ingle man,
and e docet number of wh-h s: 209-A-15.


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INTHE CIRCUIT CURT OF TE 19T JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND MOR OKEECOBEE COUNT, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 200-CA-177
ANCIENT OAKS R V RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC,
Plaintiff
UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, SFSE, HEIRS DEISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, UENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEE, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST THE ES-
TATE OF JOSEPH S IMONE, DECEASED, AND ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS
OR PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6689 NE 51ST LANE, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34974; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH SIMONE,
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 ND UNKNOWN TENT #2,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPR 45
NICE IS HEREB GIVEN puruant to a Fnal judgment of Frore ure
dated 5/13/2009, and entered in Cae No. aC 177, of the irult
Court of the Ffeenth Judiaal Clt in and fo Palm Beac Couny, where-
in, UNKNOWN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GR EE EES a LENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLIMIING B, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ES
TATE OF JOSEPH S SIMONE, DECEASED, ND ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS
OR PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR IN-
TEREST IN THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6689 NE IST LANE OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34974; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH SMONE
UNKNOWN TENANT l# and UNKNOWN TENANT #2, are Defendants I il
ell to the highest biddr for cash, at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecobee,
onda 34972, at 11:00 clo M on the 7th day of e, 2009, re
following desnbed p-operty a set forth In aid F udgnt, to wit'
That certain Condominium Parcel designated at Lot 10 of Block
19 of ANCIENT OAS RV RESRT NO. ID, a conominium, in-
dudlng a 1/114 undivided interest in and t the ermon ele-
ments thereof all in ccorance wih and subject to al of the
terem, prwaions, inaitone rgNht, peailege ablogcaonS,
Ne-n s and iles o f and et for n th1at d ri d Aon A
Condominium of ANCIENT OAKS R.V. RESORT NO. a cndo-
minium, and all its exibit and attahments, as rneodlne in Ofi-
cial Reords aaBook 283, Pag 1959-2099, et seq,, of the Public
Records of Oeehobee County, Florida, together ith all te
tenements, heenditaments and appurtenances thereof belonging
or in anywise appertaining.
Any peron caiming an intrs in the suru from the sale, I any, other
than the ppert owner as of t ate of the penden mu fi a
thn 60 days of the le.
DATED atWest Palm Beach, Florida, thi 19th day of May, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Cerk of the Circlt Court
By: Linda F Young
sDeputy Cle
A orny for the lainff:
SOHN, CORE & LEMME, PA
Centurlon Tower, 7011
1601 Forum Place
West Palm Beah, FL 33401
SOTr r. GHERMAN, ES.
Ronda Bar No. 0180653O
322106 ON S/276/3/09

NOTICE OF oFECLOSUm E
SALE BY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
Notie hereby given that the underigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Oe of
the Clrcut Court of Okeechobee County, Flonda, wll on me 1N0 day of
June 2009 at 11.00 A.M at the Okeechobee County Judoal Center, 312
Noitwe 3rd Street Jury 0embl Room, Send Floor OLkeholbee,
Florida 34972, n he Cty of o mneO o for for sale and sell at wpubl
outcry to me highest and best bidder for cash, the following described
pCopeery stated rn Okeechobee County, Florra, to-wca
COMMENCING ATTHE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SewM, RANGE 36
EAST, RUN THENCE S 89 DEGREES 24' 0O- E ALONG111 THE 114
SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE RUN S
O DEGREES 05' 07" W PARALLEL W ITH T WEST BOUNDARY
LINE THE S 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF
1398.00 FEET FOR THE P.O.B. THENCE RUN S 89 DEGREES 24'
0S" E PARALLEL WIT THE NORTH BOUNDARY INE OF THE S
1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 396.00 FEET,
THENCE RUN S 0 DEG0REES11 05' 07" W FOR A DISTANCE OF
220.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 24' 08" W FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 396.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 05'07" E FOR
A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO P.O.B LYING IN AND COMPRIS-
ING A PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
COMMENCING ATTHE 1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST BOUN-
DARY LINE OF SECTION 17 TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, RUN THENCE S 89 DEGREES 24' 00" E ALONG THE 1/4
SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF 180.00 FEET, TENCE RUN S
0 DEGREE 05' 07" W PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF S 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF
139.00 FEET FOR P.O.B. THENCE RN 89 DEGREES 0" E
PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE S 11/2 OF
SAID SECTION 17 FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN S 0 DEGREES 0507 W FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FET,
THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 2I' 08" W FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEGREES 05' 07" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 220.0 FEET TO P.O.B. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A
PART OF THE S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE OU FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A 2006 WOOL MH BEARING IDENTIFICATION
NUMBERS GMHOSGA10W682A AND GMHGA105E0682B AND TI-
TLE NUMBERS 94905078 AND 94905164
pursuant to the final decree of forecosure entered in a cae pending in said
Court, the stle of which s:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff
SHERYL COONFARE, a mamred woman and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHERRY COONFARE,
Defendants
and the docket number of which : 200CA-712
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER OF AS OF THE DATE OF
THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
WITNESS my hand and the official eal of aid Court, this 14th day of April,
2009,
SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Oee hobee County, Fonda
By. sandra L Creech
DEPUTY CLERK
aw Office of COels & MCall
John D Casses, r., Esquire
Pot office Bx 96 8
Okeedabee, onda 34973
317998 ON 5/20,27/2009

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IN AND FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008A-O3197S5

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRIC, a water management dltct organued and exlsng under thi
laws of the State of Honda,
Plaintiff,
i'HE STATE OF FLORIDA, AD THE TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN THE JURISDICTIOF
3F THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY O
SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING ANY RIGHTS TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE CERTR
RATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY,
Defendant,
ORDER CONTINUING TE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE HEARING
TO: THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND E TAXPAYERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS WITHIN Tl
JUIrSDICTION OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, INCLUDING NONRE
DENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TA TION THEREIN AND OTHERS CLAIMING A
RIGhTS, TIE OR INTEREST IN TE CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR T(
BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY.
Paintff SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (the "District having filed I Complaint for Vallda
bon. Suppement to Compnla t and Second SupPlement to Compsant for Valdaton adalnst the State of Flonda, an(
e val property owners, txpaye and ats of Palm Beach County, Bmward County, Charote County, Col
ler County, Glades County, Hendry County, Hlghlands Count, Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade Coun
Monroe County, Okee ee County Orange County, Oea ounty, Polk County and St LOu ce County, oInludm
non-resldent owning proper or sujet to txation lerem and all Sothers aving or dalmng any right, ile or in
ere in property y to be a eed in an avy th e iuanc e of not m than $2200 00 aggregate pnpa
amount of the Certoil icate of Parcipaon Se r Evidenring an Undivided Proportinate Intes of the Regiltere
owners thereof in Ba Lease payments to be Made y the Gerning Boad of the South Honda Water Manage
merit Leasing Corp, as Lesor (herear "COPs"), and It appeal in and from srd Complant and the Exhlbtrs at
ached thereto, re Supplement to Complant and Supplemetal Relution attached thereto and the Seco
upplement to Complaint with Ehlbl at the Dirct has adopted resolutions aut ling the issuane of the COP
or thepurp of prodg fund for finang and refinang certain cap project, programs and works as ap
proved bythe D ct from to ie,a a lo appearing that all of the facts required by Chapter 75 of th
Flonda Statute to be stated by sd Copnilaei nt Suhpplemn t to Complaint and Exhibits and he Second Suppleen
to Complaint are contained thern, and a te alnff prays that th Court iue an order as directed by
chapter 75, and the Court being fully adsed in the premises:
NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED that the Sat te oS f e onda, and the several property owner taxpayer and d
e Palm Beach Countl eradCre unty te ounty, Colier C, otte County, Clier County, Glades Count Hendry county High
lands County, Lee County, Martin County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, Okeedhobee County, Orange County
Osceola Coty, k County and St, Lo Cn, inCuding non-reidents owning property oi subject to taxatlo
thren and all ot having dealing any ght, title or interest in property to be affeed in any ay by the iu
ane of the COPS eren de ed, or to be afete d thereby, appear eore the Honrable Judge Donald W Hael
n the 13h day of July, 200, at 9 30 a m, in the Palm Beach County ourthouse, 205 North D Highway Roon
11-B, West Palm Beach, Ronda 3341, and show uo e why the prayer of the Complant for Valdatrn, Supple
meat to Complaint and Secand Supplement to the Complaint should not be granted and the legity of all proceed
ngs n connect thereth and other matrs set forth in said Complant and Supplement to Complat should no
be validated and confirmed a therein prayed.
ITIS URHERORDERED that prior toe date set for the hearing on d Complaint for alidaton, Supplen
to Complaint and Second Supplement to ConpaIlnt for Vaidatin the Clerk of ths Court shall cause a opy of th
order ontinuing the Order to how aue Heanng to e publhe d in a newspaper of general rulabon in Pain
Beach Conty Board Con, Caotte County Coier Cont, Glade ounty, Hendl Countye Hhlands Counl
Lee County, artdn Co -nty, MIamlDad Cout, Mon. County, Okeehobe County, Ormee Cunty, 0 o1
County, Polk County and St Luae County, once each eek fr two (2) onsecte weeks, the rst publd on to bl
not less than twenty(20)days before th e date set for Said hearing,
AND F ER ORDERE P ND ADJUGED.hat by .hoa pubia. n oO d all the taxpayer, pope.
owners, cen and others having or claiming any right, tie or Interet property dhn Palm Beah County,
ward County, Charotte ounty, Cller County, Glade County, Hend Count, Highlands Coun, Lee County, Mar
un Coty, Mrami-Dade Con Moro Coon Okeehob County, Orange Cnty, Oceola Cnty, Polk Couni t
nd St. Lude County, inudng noredent ownng property or bec to axation therein and all othe having
:laimg any rngrht, tie or eret in property to be ae ctd by the stance of the COs heremn ed or to b0
in any way thereby, be and they are made parties defendant to th S roceedng, and that this Court l
have undsdlcton of th to the same extent a if named a defendants in sad Coplamt and Suppleent to Corn
plaint and personally rrd with poces in this cau
DONEl AND ORDERED at the Courthouse in West Palm Beah, R oida, th 5th day of May, 2009,
Donald W. Hafele, C0 Rlt Court Judgi
321732 ON S127;6/3 CG 5/28;6/409


N CICUI FFOECOMURE

Noc he reby given tat the ur
dersgned, SHARON ROBERTSOI,
erk of the rt Court of Okeho-
bee County, Florda, wll on the 10
daof Jun, m0 at 1:0A.M at
the Okeechobe County Iudial Cea
ter,312 Nrthet 3rd reee Jry
Assembly Roomi, SeCond loo Oe
ohbee, 1Fonda 34972, n e C o




LOTS 10 AND 11, AND THE
NORTH NNE ) Fm E OF THE
WEST 100 FEIE OF LOT 12,
BLOCK 23, NORTHWEST ADDI-
TION TO OKEECHOBEE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 2 OF TE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKESCO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
ur t the fnal decee offo n
oure ato Count II entered in a
cae pedn n a Court the

SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plantuff
JOSEPH A, UNDERHILL, IT,


and the doket number of whbh is,
2009-CA-15.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST FLE A
CLAIM WITHlIN 60 DAYS AFTERTIE
W 0NESS my han and 0the eoffa
eal ofaid Court, this 14th day of
Aprl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CleriK of the Crcui Court
of Oeechobee, County, orida
BY /S/ Sandra L Crech
Deputy Coerk
Law Oce of Caeo ls & McCall r
John I Case, r, Equire
Pot Oice ox 9"8
Okechobee, orida 34973
318781 ON 5/20.27/2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECNOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DCTSEON
ile No.: 09-CP-
Diviion Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATERINE ROSELLA GADD
Deceased.




27,200, pend g1in the Clrl
Court for Oksechobee Counnty,, oro
da, Probate Dision, the address of
which is 312 NW Third Street, Okee-
obee, Floda 3972 The name
and addresses of the personal repre-
wnawve and the penal repr en-
tat attorney ar st forth belw
All rediors of the deedent and
other persons having das or de
mnds against derledent estate on
whom a cpy of th antis Are-
rdo e seed mt file, er
mh thel court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 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 clmsr
must file their lalm with th ur
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEA OR
MORE AFTR THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATtl IS BARRED.
lnotie i 5/15/09

Pora nal Repsentae:
Mar J. Ekstin
9576 SW Adams Street
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Atorne for Peronal Reprentatlve:
El abe 71Maxwell
Attorney for Ma Esteln
Rorida Bar No. 720895
Maxwell & Maxwell, PRA.
405 NW 3rd Street
Telephone: (863) 763-1119
Fa' (863) 763-1179
322004 ON 5127,6/3109


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
NINE-EENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
OKMECHOBEE CORM Y,
CASE NO. 08 490 CA
JUDGE MCMANUG

A FLORIDA CORPORATION
PLAINTIFF
ONEIL WOODSTOCK;
CHERIE WOODSTOCK
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN at pur
uant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
losure dated May 11, 2009,
entered in 0i Case No.: 08 490
OKEECOBEE County Floida
oil oell S the hlghest and best
bidder for cah at THE JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR,


am on the 10th day of June,
9 the follow desnbed prop
erty as t forth n d Summry
Final Judgment, to-wit:
TE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE SOTH 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 6
SECTION 23 TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, PLAT
BOOK4PAGES 3A-D
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 5,
SECOND 23 TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, PLAT
BOOK 4 PAGES 3A-D IN OSE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any pe n limig an mtleret in
the 0 ,rpl from the ale, if any,
other than the property owner a
of the date of the s pendens must
file a dalm wthn s-ty (60) days
afer "e ale
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: /S/ Sandr L. Creech
As Deputy Clerk
313435 ON 5/20,27/09


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INTHE CaRCUT COURT,
ORCUOIT, 4 AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 567
ANTONY W CONANT and
AMANDA G. CONAN his wife,
Planntiffs
CHAD WESLEY and CLAUDIA
LANKENBAKER, etc., et al,
Defendants



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
t to a Rnal gment of Fore
closure dated March 2 2009
entered by the Crcut Court of -
chobee County, Florida, in that cer-
tain cae, the docket number of
which 6 2008 CA 567, wherein AN-
THONY W. CONANT and AMANDA G.
CONNT are Painrffs, and CHAD
WEEY and CLAUDIA BLANKEN-
BAKER, are Defendants I, SHRON
ROBERTSON Clerk of urc Court
wil, on the 3r day of Jue, 2009 at
1:00 odok A M, or as soon there
fte as the sale may be hed sll to
tme highest and best bdder or cash
in the ury rAsmby Room, 2nd
Fr, of the Oeehee County Ju-
dical Center, 312 N.W 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, lorida, the fDlowing
descnbed real estate, state, lying,
and bng in Ok Hoee County,
Fida:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of
tie North 1/2 of the North 1/2
of ract 11, Scion 13 Town-
ship 34 South, Range 3 East,
SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY, acmrding to the
mat therof, recorded In Plat
Book 4, Page 3, indusive Pub-
lic Rerds of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Any person damning an interest in
te surplus from e sale, any
other than e property owner as
the date of the Is pendemn mut file
a daim wthn 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By I./Sandra L Cree
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a dblity
who needs any accommodaon in
order to patclpate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to te pro lon of certain ais-
tance Plee Rsontact Court Admins-
traton not later than 7 days prrr to
me proceeding at 250 NW Country
Club Drne, ort St Lucie, FL 34986
(772)807-4370 within two worn
days of your recept of th Notice. I
u are hearing impaired 1call
(0) 955-8771; ifyou are ore inm-
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1 THE CIRCI T COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECn OBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 009-CP-82
]UDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
IN RE, Te Estate of
DONALD EARLE McGREGOR



The administration of the Estate of
DONALD EARLE MGREGOR, De-
ceased, whose date of death was
March 14,I 2009, and whose sadal
secauriy numbers 38-30-0945,
Case Number 2009-P-82, is ending
in the Qrut Court for Okeehobe
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which s 312 Northwest
3rd Street Suite 125, Okeechobee,
Flnda 3472. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representa-
be and the Personal
Reprsentate's attorneyare set
forth below.
All oedtors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de
mands against decedent estate, on
whom acopy of this noce is re-
uredto be served must ile their
claln with his Court WITHIN TE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF E FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ORTHTY (30) DAYS AFTER
E DATE OSRVIRCE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other rdor of the decedent
and other persons having darns or
demands against the decedent es-
tate, must fletheir dams wth rmis
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AF1ER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FIED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORT IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEAS OR
MOREAFTERTHE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first pubicatin of
ths Note is May 20th, 2009
IEANITA A. McGREGOR
Personal Representate
19455 NW 80th Dre
Okeecbee, FL 34972
LawOceof
CAOSSEL & MCCLL
BY JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Persnal Representat
00 NW 2ndStreet/PO Box 968
Okeechobee, Flrida 34973
(863) 763-3131
Fla Bar No.: 0261521
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IN THE CIRCUrT COURT OF
THE 1911' UDICIAL CtRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEEC OBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CMVL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000150
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff
MORDECHAI BOAZIZ, en al,
Defendants


TO: MORDECHAI BO ZI


Unknown Spouse of
Current Residence:
4218 SW 130 Ave, Dave, FL 33330
Morddchal Boalz and
Yarlon Hoding Realty, LLC
Curent RPesdee:
4218 SW 130 Ae, Dave, FL 33330
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac
ton for Foredlsure of Mortgage on
the following described property
PARCEL 10, BRIDLEWOOD
RANCHES, ACCORDING TO
THE p LAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
h been filed against you and you
ar required to serue a copy of your
written defenses any, to t on
MarshallC Watson AAttorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Ft Lau-
derdale, FL 33309 wNn thirty (30)
days after the first pableabon of ths
Notice in the Okcobee New and
file the original wh me Clerk of ths
Court elter before service on Plain
off's attorney or immedatey there-
afte otherwise a default will be
entered against you for he relief de-
manded in the complaint
In accrdane %, Uthe Amerans
with Disablles Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
other d ilibes need special accom-
modaion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days pro to the pro-
ceeding Court Adminisrato at 250
NW County Oub Dr. Po St. Lude,
FL 34989 Phone 772-807-4370
1-800-95-8771 (heanng impaired
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
WITNESS my hand and the eal of
this Court this 20th day of May,
2009.
Sharon Robertson
As Clrk of the Court
By: Aene Nealls
Depu Cerk
322127 ON 5/27,6/3/09








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IN THE CRCUIT COURT
OF TE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintff,
VS
BLUE BISHOP ANK/A
BLUE C BISHOP et al
Defendant~s.


TO: ASHLEY GARcA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS'
2276 NW6thST4
Okeechobee, Fl 34972
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
TENANT #1
N/K/A CHARITY HOPE LEE
N/K/A CHARITY HOPE LEE
N/K/A CHARITY HOPE LEE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2874 NW 3Sth Avenue
Okexehobee, F34972
CURRENT ADDRESS:
2874 NW 35th Aenue
Okeebee, F 34972
TENANT (2
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS'
2874 NW 35th Avenue
Ok hobee, FI e34972
CURRENT ADDRESS
2874 NW 35th Avenue
Oeechbee, Fi 34972
ANY ANDO ALL UNKNOWN pARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAIN THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS' UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED at an actn
to foreds a mogage on the fol-
lowing property in OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda,
LOT 47, BLOCK 51, BASSWOOD
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA
as been filed agans you and you
are rpqured to rve a py of your
wntten dfene within 30 day after
the first ubhcateion, if ar, on Ron-
da Default Law GIroup, PL, Plnff
attorney, whose addre is 9119
Corporate Lake De, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and fle the
onginal h this Court eoher before
1 on Plarfe. at y or im-
mediate' thereafter; oherwse a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded m the Com-
plaint or pe tion.
Ths note shall be published once
each week for two consecutve
w s in the Ochbee N (In-
dependent Newspapes),
WITNESS my nd and the seal of
this Court on this 20th day of May,
Sharon Rdertson
Clerk of the Court
By' Ae4 e Neal
ADeputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
OCWVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-116
BANKOF NEW YORK TRUST
COMPANY, AS SUCCESSOR TO
IPMORGAN CHASE BANK FOR-
MERLY KNOWN AS THE CHASE
MANHATTAN BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE BANK OF
TEXAS NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, FORMERLY KNOWN AS
TE S COMMERCE ANK NA AS
CUSTODIAN
Plaintff,
MARY LOU AGUIRRE, at al,
Defendants)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Puu-
ant to a Rnal Judgment of Foredo-
sure dated April 14, 2009 and
entered in Case No. 47-208-116 of
the Ciruit Court of the Nineteenth
bee Counte Forda inwhch Bank of
New York Trust Company, as suces-
sor to PMorgan Chase Bank former
known as The Chase Manhattan
Bank successor by mrer to Chase
Bank of Texas, Natlonal Assodaaon,
formerly known as Texas Commerce
Bank, NA, as Custodan, s te Plam-
tiff and Mary Lou Aguire, Mguel A.
Agulrre a/la Michael Aguirre, Mla-
gros cavena, Captal One Auto Fr
nance, Inc d/b/a Capital One, F.SB.,
Capital One Bank, SBC Bank Neva-
da, Nabonal Assocalon, f//a
HouseHold Bank (SB), NA, Louis M,
avena, are defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for ash
in Okeehobee, County Judial Can-
ter, 312 North West 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, lorida 34972, Okee-
chobee Count, Flonda at 11:OOAM
on the 10t day of June, 2009, the
follonng desrbed property asset
forth in aid Final udgent of Fore-
dcoure'
LOT 51, OKEECHOBEE ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3 AT PAGE 20,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OIEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
K/A 805 Soueast 10th St.
Okeehobee, FL 34974-0000
Any person laming an interest in
the surplus from the sae, f any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of Lis Pendem must file a dalm
within 60 das after e sale
Dated in Okeechobee County
Florda ths 16th day of April, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Flonda
By:/S/SandraL Creech
Deputy Cerk
In Accordance wh the Amer.ns
with Disabllles Act f yo are a per-
son with a disability who needs an
accommdatn in order to aess
curt =aolce or partpate in a
court proceedng, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provston of
certain asstance. TO request SUCh
an accommodatn please contact
Danna Cooper in court Admina-
ton Suite 217, 250 NW Country
ub Dr., P ort St Lue 34986; Tele-
phone 772-8074370; at least 3
worng days of the date the service
is needed Heann impaired, please
call 1800-955-8771; Voce impaired,
lea se I 1-800-95-877O.
319318 ON 5/20,27/09


IN THE CIRCUITr COURT OF THE
19EW JUDICIAL CIRCUlT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL MJURISDICTON
DWISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000581
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
PLAINTIFF
VS
DONNA H, LEE A/K/A DONNA H.
HOPEWELL METAL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DONNA H. LEE A/K/A DONNA H.
HOPEWELL whoe esidee is un-
known If heihe/th e living; and if
heshethey be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spou s,
helmI, delsee granfees, assignees,
Ilenors, -eddors, trustees, and all
par"T" d=lng an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parts hanng
or dalmming to have any right, le or
interest in the popety described in
the mortgage being foreclosed here-

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED at an
acbon to forelose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 43, SUB-
DIVISION OF A PORTION OF
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORD-
ING TO TIE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
28 OF TrE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wnten defenses, f anyto t on DA-
VID STERN, ESQ. Planbff attor-
ney, hose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road, Suite 400, Planta-
tion, FL 33324-3920, no later than 30
day from the date of the first publ-
.ron o ths Notce of Achion and file
the ogrilll wi=t the Clerk of this
Court eiler before service on Rain-
tens attorney or immediateythereaf-
ter; otherise a default wll be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or pethon
filed hemm.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of his Court at OKEECHOBEE
County, oda, n, th 18th day of
May, 2009

SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERKOF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Kathy Arnold
DEPUTY COERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS Wr
In a-ordane with the Amenrns
With Dhsablties Act persons needing
a speoal accommodation to par-
pate in th proceeding should con-
tact Court Adnistratn no later
than seven days pior to the pro
ceedng at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve Port St. Luae, FL3496 or all
1-77-807-4370 wiin two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
morsNotce to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771 If rou are vouce ,m-
paired call 1-800955-770, va on-

LAW OFFICE OF
DAVID J, STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pne Island Rd Suite 400
Plantaton, R 33324-3920
03-97819FRB
321663 ON S/22,27/209


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH ]UDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL URISDICTION
DWISION
CASE NO.: 2009 CA 00006O
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
pRESTON MARK ETAL
DEFENDANTS
NOTICE OF ACnON
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: PRESTON MARKl( UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PRESTON MARK
whose resedene is 750 E. SAMPLE
RD *232, POMPANO BEACH, FL
33064 and who is evading sere of
process and the unknown defendants
who may be spoie, heirs, devsee-
grantees, agnes, ienors, credi-
rs, utees, and all parties clam-
ing an interest by, through, under or
against the Defendant(s) who are
not known to be dead or alive and
all parties having or dalmmng to have
any rnht tue or interest in the prop-
ety described in the mortgage being
foreosed heroin.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to fanocle a mHr-
gage on the following property:
THE W 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
SE 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP
35 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAS, OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, LESS
THE NORTH 33.06 FEET FOR ROAD
PURPOSES ALSO DESCRIBED TRACT
20, SECTION 11, SOUTHERN COLO-
NIZATION COMPANY'S PLAT OF
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, AS RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK
4, PAGE 3 THRU 3E PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKRECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed agans you and you
arerqured to se a co of your
written defenses, f any, on DAVID J
STERN ESQ Mainhffa attorney,
whose addre IS 900 South Pine Is-
land Road, Suite 400, Rantatin, FL
33324-3920 no lter tran 30 days
from the date of the first publiabon
of this Notre of Acdion and fle the
original with the Clerk of this Court
etmer before service on Paintfft at-
torney or immedately thereafter,
oe a default wl be entered
against you for the relief demanded
n te complaint or peton bled
WITNESS my hand the seal of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
FRoda, this 20th day of May, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Arene NeaIS
DEPUTY CLERK
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
In accordance with the Americans
W Diosabies Act persons needing
a special accommodaln to pati-
pate in ths proceeding should n-
tact Court Admnsrabon no later
than even day pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 25O NW Country Club
Dve, Port St Lude, FL 34986 or call
1-772-8074370 wrhn two worng
days of your receipt of this Sum
m /Noti to Appear If you are
earng impaired call
1-00-955-8771, If you are voice m-
paired all1-800-9558770, via Flor
da Relay Service
LAW OFFICE OF
DAVIDJ STERN, PA
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Fane Island Rd Suite 400
Plantatlh R 33324-3920
321639 ON S/27;6/3/09


IN THE CIRCUS COURT OF THE
19T JUDICIAL CIRCUIT AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ATTORNEY BAR NO. 249041
STUART SCHNUR and
DENISE SCHNUR, his wife,
Plantoff
PATTI L SIMMONS, A SINGLE WOM
AN AND MARIANO FRANK SAURO, A
DEAD, etc metal,




hie dt ants d for
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN parsu-
antto 2 FBal uedgment of ME gage
Fo-lsu dared8th day of April,
2009 entered in above apne
acbon, 2008CA635, I II sell to the


ond floor of the Okeechobee County
udCl Cente 312N.W 3rdSt
lock M on the 7h day f June,
2009 the folongdescribed proper
ty as set orh n said final ]ud meant,

Lot 68, OKEECHOBE ESTATES,
aordng to the plat thereof re
corded n Plat Book 3 Page 2O of
the Public Records of Oeehobee
County Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST RLE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
DATD this 15th day of Apnl,
2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk, Circuit Court
BY /S/ SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
Eric R Shwartz, Esquire
Attorn for Plalntfff
Enc R_ hwarz, Enquire
WErTZ & SCHWARTZ, RA
Commeraal Point, Suite 31
3601 W Commeral Blvd
FL Lauderdale, FL 33309
3L9327 ON / 27;6/3 09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 27
JUDGE: F. SHIELDS MCMANUS
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
aNational Assodatlon

EDWARD LARBI AND GLADYS
LARBI, husband and wife; and,
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE,
Defendants.


NOTICE is hereby given that pur-
suant to the Summary Final Judg-
ment of Foreosure and Sale
entered i the cause pending n the
Circul Court of the Nineteeth Judi-
cial Circu, in and for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, CIl Acbon Number
2009 CA 27, e mdersgned Clerk
will sell the property situated in aid
County, desoibed as:
Lot 22 e Block 3, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, according to the Flat
thereof recorded n Plat Book 3,
Page 35, of the Public ReFaor
of Okeechobee Count, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the in-
erected on the property, and all
easements, ppurtenantce, and
iturs now or h ter a part
of the property.
Proery addres-: 7816 N.W.
98 :h C 'ur ( O" ee Mbee F ra
at public ale, to the highest and
best bidder fr cash at 1100 o'clock
A M, on the 10th, ay ofJune, 2009,
in The Jury Assembly Room located
at the Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oiee-
chobee FL 34972.
ANY PRSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TERTHESALE
Dated this 14h ay of May, 2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By /s/ Sandra L. Ceech
Deputy Clerk
ROBERT P SUMMERS, ESQUIRE
MCCARThY SUMMERS, BK
WOOD & WYER PA.
2400 SE. Federal Highway,
4th Floor
(772) 286-1700
E-Mail rps@mcsummcomn
Attorneys for Plaintiff
321482 ON 05/20,2709


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-78
DIVISION: Civil Division


BERNADETTE, EAN
Defendant
NOTICE OF SLE
PURSUANT TOCHAPTER 45


















S143433-OA -00027-0000

IF THIS OME N .
PUBLIC AUCTION,
ADDITIONAL MONE ,
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WIT
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN
ING FUNDS
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT RE
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE
CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW, THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA,
WIHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDI
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.


SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
KENNETH M JONES
Mody, Jons, Ingi &
Moreheadr PA,
1333 S Untversty Drive, #201
Plantaton, FL 33324
(954 473-3605
321641 ON S 27,6 3 09


IN THE a COU T OF TE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TE
20Th JUDICIAL OCIRu T, IN NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
AND FOR OKEECHOBDEE CRCUIT IN AND OR
COTY, FLORA OEECHOBEECOUNTY,
CEML DIVISION FLORIDA CM L ACTION
CASE NO. 200B CA 00562 CASE NO. 080R 144CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL REMODELERS FINANCE, INC.
TRUST COMPANY, AS TREE FINANCEINC
UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE *
FUNDING KALONDA M. GARNER, an un-
PA n married oman, and ACQUE-
VS, LY M. GARNER
MATTHEW HIGGINS; BILLIE LDefendaRnt
JEAN HIGGINS; UNKNOWN PER-
SOSB POSSESSION OF TE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
sA j RR OPERATE
Defendant NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pu
NOTICE OF ,
FORECLOSURE SALE









LOT 6, OF BLOCK 3, SOUTHERN
PINE COLORED ADDITION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, RECORDED IN THE PLAT
OOK 1, PAGE 14, PUBLIC
. . RECORDS OF KEECOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND
EXCEPT THE EAST 10 FEET
THEREOF; TOGETHER WITH
S' '- 1993 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
LOT 18, BLOCK 3, DAE RHONE, LETWOVImD. R
RANCH ESTATES, ACCORDING GAFLP35A07203HB AND
TO THE PLATTHEREOF RECORD- GAFLP35BS7283HS PERMENTLY
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 33, AFFIED THEREON.
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO- AFED THEREON.
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. --- -.

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
SBy /S/Sanda L Creeh
Dated ts 15th day of May, 29 NOCE IN COMPLULAN WH
SLORID STATE 45 031
SHARON ROBERTON y EON CLAIMING AN INTER
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST
S DAYS AFTER THE SALE
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Razzle them with Chinese Fringe Bush


By Dan Culbert, horticultural
agent
Okechobee IFAS Extension Service
Is there a 'Razzleberri' in your future? Gar-
deners throughout the southeast have noticed
a new immigrant moving into our Florida
Yards which makes a lovely addition to any
landscape. This new resident in our landscape
brings many questions on how to best make it
perform at its optimum.

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know today's plant as Loropetalum, while oth
ers may call it Chinese Witch hazel or Fringe
Flower.
A native of China, Japan and the Himala-
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at heights of 5 to 6 feet with a rounded canopy,
but new shorter varieties have become popu-
lar. In the 'rin, green hairy leaves emerge
with the 1-1' ,- flowers which fill the ever-
green canopy for about two weeks.
Loropetalum is an upright, vase-shaped
plant with a spreading shape. It has a moder-
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homes and commercial properties.
Smaller, dwarf types are better suited for
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especially when the delicate flowers are in
bloom. When selecting larger sized varieties,








of the Sunshine State. Choose mostly sunny
locations, but partial shade with dappled light
will also produce good results, especially in



The "normal" types come with green foli-
age with either pink or white flowers, but the
newer selections are varieties with purple fol
liage and pink flowers. Loropetalum flower
heavy in the spring, but may continue flower-


Submitted photo/Terry DelValle, UF/IFAS
Duval Co.
This dazzling spring display is not an Azalea,
but a Florida-friendly plant called Loropeta-
lurm.
throughout the year.
In Arkansas, Extension Horticulture special-
ist Jim Robbins reports that the Chinese Fringe
tree has hit the market hard in the last decade.
The push right now is to introduce smaller,
more dwarf types.
Razzleberri is another name for one of the
colored flowered types of Loropetalum. Loro-
petalum chinensis rubrum 'Monraz' is from
Japan and has raspberry-red flowers. In North
Florida, it blooms in early spring along with the
dogwoods. However, the bloom period is lon-
ger than the azaleas and it has that additional
burgundy leaf color. Here are a few other cul-
tivars:
... 1 1 .:zling Pink) has bur-
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'Plum Delight' 'a.k.a. 'Hines Purpleleaf'
or 'Pizzazz') is another burgundy foliage/pink
flowered form.
S'Blush' is 4-6' tall and 4-5' wide, with green
leaves/pink flowers.
True dwarf forms include 'Purple Pixie,'
'Snow Mound' and 'Chang's Ruby'
'Ruby' is another variety usually kept 3-5'
tall, although it can get much taller. A word of
caution with this one: several large scale plant-

up with definitive causes or cure. Lake County
Agent Juanita Popenoe says growers have

ety, copper sprays may help and avoid using
reclaimed water. If you can, choose another
cultivar to avoid these problems.

Pruning
This plant needs little pruning except to
shape as desired. Taller varieties can be limbed
up to resemble a small decorative tree. New


UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
prostrate forms like 'Purple Pixie' can cascade
down walls, but the most common ones can
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spring bloom. Otherwise, prune anytime to
shape up a stray branch here or there. Leon
County Agent Dave Marshall concurs with the
after-bloom pruning time. But he adds the
following observation: if planted in the right
place, i. i.. ave to be pruned. Their of-
fice in 1..11..1. has a Loropetalum hedge
out front, about 8 years old, ten feet tall, thick,
and has never been pruned.
Carol Bailey suggests that pruning be
done only by hand and only remove the ob-
vious problems, such as deadwood, crossing
branches etc. Alachua County Horticulture

GRADUATION
TIFFANY ETCHISON
C congratulations Tiffany Etchison! Graduatir
from Okeechobee High School, Tiffany is
daughter of proud parents, Doug and Mar
Etchison. Equally proud are sister, Brittny, and bi
Colton.

Tiffany is an exceptional student, performed
plays with the Drama Club, member of the Japa
Club, she also enjoyed completion cheerleading
plans to attend IRSC and to actively pursue her r
drama, and photography interests.

Tiffany, we don't know where life will take y(
hold on to God, your family, your friends, and alt
remember how much you are truly loved.


Agent Wendy Wilber observes that Loropeta-
lum do no, i ,i, II I ...l. If.quent
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results in ,i ii un-
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is 'failure to thrive' or other issues, it is because
they have been pruned too severely" Ms. Wil-
ber was recently in Savannah where she saw
an amazing 12-15 foot tall Loropetalum in full
bloom in some of the downtown squares. "I
saw a graceful well formed patio tree in full
bloom. I think we should encourage folks not
to over prune these lovely big shrubs."
FYI the May meetings of the Okeechobee
Orchid and Garden Club were cancelled due to
the Memorial Day Holiday. Please plan to visit
these groups on Monday, June 22, 6 p.m. at the
Extension office.
Thanks to Dave Marsh ,ii -- .. i Wilbur,
Juanita F i i i
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online at: http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you
need additional information on Loropetalum,
please email us at okeechobee@ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local residents can visit our
Okeechobee County Master Gardeners from 1 -
3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


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