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Inside ...

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Grow house raided in
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Index
Classifieds 15-19
Community Events............................
Crossword 19
Obituaries.. ....... ..... ......... 6
Opinion 4-5
Speak Out 4
Sports ...... ........ ...... ........ 14
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perma grass in the play yard.


Citrus greening threatens to

destroy Florida's citrus industry
By Pete Gawda orange, lemon, lime, Chinese fruit is packed at a certified pack-
Okeechobee News box orange, key lime, mandarin inghouse and has been issued a
Si orange, mock orange, tangerine limited permit by the USDA.
There is a new threat to Flor- and kumquat. Once a tree is in- Unlike citrus canker, citrus
idea's citrus crops that could be fected there is no known cure. greening is not spread by hu-
more damaging than citrus can- Tim Gaver, citrus extension mans, animals or the wind. Nor is
ker. It is called citrus greening and agent with the cooperative exten- it harmful to humans. It is carried
is also known as huanglongbing sion service in St. Lucie County by a small insect called the Asian
(HLB) or yellow dragon disease, said that citrus greening has been citrus psyllid which is no bigger
The U.S. Department of Agricul- found in every citrus producing than the head of a pin. The psyllid
ture (USDA) says the disease is county in Florida, but it is more feeds on the leaves and stems of
thought to have originated in the prevalent in the southern part citrus trees. Once the psyllid picks
late 1800s in China, hence the of the state. Because of that the p the disease it carries it for the
Oriental name. The Florida De- entire state is quarantined and cit- rest of its life.
apartment of Agriculture and Con- rus plants, plant parts, budwood The Asian citrus psyllid was
summer Affairs calls citrus greening or cuttings cannot be transported first found in the U.S. in 1998 in
"one of the most serious citrus out of Florida. Citrus fruit grown Delray Beach. Then in 2005, the
diseases." It affects the vascular in backyards cannot be trans-
system of certain trees including ported out of the state unless the See Citrus Page 2


Schools


get high


grades
Okeechobee County
Schools now an "A"
School District
Education Commissioner Eric
Smith announced grades for all
Florida schools and districts at a
press conference held June 18,
2009. According to Assistant Su-
perintendent Ken I ..,. I.,
Okeechobee is an "A" .', .,
Six schools -- Central Elemen-
tary, Everglades Elementary, North
Elementary, Seminole Elementary,
South Elementary and Yearling
Middle School earned "As".
Two schools -- the Freshman
Campus and Osceola Middle
School -- received a "B" grade.
Okeechobee High School,
which had a "D" in 2007-2008, re-
ceived a "C" for 2008-2009.
Only one school Osceola
Middle -- saw a decrease in their
grade. In 2007-2008, OMS was an
"A" school; in 2008-2009, they were
graded "B".
Everglades Elementary showed
the ..- t ir mr--ir._ ir,7 from a
"C"i.. '. '" ... in 2008
2009.
Mr. Kenworthy gave special
achieve .. ... . 1, to Ever
glades .... .. .. i '..i for in
creasing by two letter grades.
"They have done an outstand
ing job this year and should be
commended for their efforts," he
said.
South Elementary collectively
received the highest rating in
the system by accumulating 597
points.
See Schools Page 2




Okeechobee News


Schools
Continued From Page 1

Under the state's grading plan, it takes
a minimum of 525 points to get an "A."
Schools must also make adequate progress
with the lowest achieving students in read-
ing and math and test at least 95 percent of
eligible students. Yearling Middle has main-
tained their "A" for four years in a row under
the State's A+ plan.
Also notable is the fact that Seminole El-
ementary made adequate yearly progress
under the No Child Left Behind provision.
This provision examines performance and
participation of student subgroups on state-
wide assessments. Seminole was the only
school to achieve this distinction.


Other pockets of significant improvement
include the 20+ percent increase in the num-
ber of students meeting high standards in
writing at North Elementary and Everglades
Elementary. Furthermore, Okeechobee High
School's score was increased by ten bonus
points for student performance on 11th and
12th grade retake exams.
As a result of the hard work of the stu-
dents, teachers and staff, and the support of
the parents and community, the District re-
ceived an "A" rating from the Florida Depart-
ment of Education.
"We are thrilled!" exclaimed Superinten-
dent Dr. Patricia Cooper giving praise to all
those who have helped the district achieve
this goal. "We are diligently working toward
our mission of Achieving Excellence."
The district has previously been classified
as a "B" for the past four years.


Stolen ID used to obtain work in U.S.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been arrested
and charged with using another man's iden-
tity for the last four years in order to work
here.
Francisco Diaz-Javier, 54, N.E. 64th Drive,
was arrested Thursday, June 18, on a charge
of identity theft. He has been booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail but will not
have his bond officially set until his first ap-
pearance hearing Friday morning.
Detective TedVan Deman, of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), said Diaz
has used the Social Security number of a Stu-
art man for the past four years and has been
working at K & M of the Treasure Coast. K &
M, he added, is a hydroponics farm located
at 1435 N.W 144th Drive. The detective said
the arrest came about after Leoncio Lopez,
of Stuart, filed a complaint with the Martin
County Sheriff's Office because the Internal
Revenue Service claimed he owed taxes on
$21,971. It was later learned, continued De-
tective Van Deman, that this was the amount
paid to Diaz by K & M.
Mr. Lopez, a painter with Blue Ocean
Builders in Martin County, filed a 2007 tax
return on the $31,000 earned by he and his
wife. He was later contacted later by the IRS,
who said he still owed taxes on $21,971.
Diaz allegedly got Mr. Lopez's Social Securi-
ty number from a co-worker who has since
moved back to Mexico. Diaz, said the detec-
tive, is in the U.S. illegally.
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come a very huge prob-
lem in Okeechobee and
the surrounding coun-
ties. They have to have
a Social Security number
to work, so they do what-
ever they can to get a So-
cial Security number."
He went on to say
it's not clear who will be
responsible for paying Francisco
the IRS the money it is Diaz-Javier
owed.
"(But) we will be presenting a copy of
the arrest report to the victim so he doesn't
get put in prison for failure to pay," offered
Detective Van Deman.
Lopez, he added, has a valid Florida driv-
er's license as well as a valid Social Security
number.
Detective Van Deman said he was in-
volved in two similar cases this year and that
it's just been in the last few months that the
sheriff's office has started seeing this type of
identity theft.
"In years past, the Social Security Admin-
istration and the IRS were not communicat-
ing like they are now and the IRS is able to
find out about it more easily now," he said.
"This is the third one I've been involved in
and I think it all boils down to the Social Se-
curity Administration and IRS cooperating
with each other."
Jail records indicate that Diaz was ar-
rested here March 20, 2009, on a charge of
no valid driver's license and that he gave his
correct name to the arresting officer and
county jail personnel.


Citrus
Continued From Page 1

first known U.S. cases of citrus greening
were discovered in two citrus trees in south
Florida.
The symptoms include yellow sprouts,
twig die-back, reduced fruit size and qual-
ity, lopsided fruit, bitter, inedible fruit and
leaf mottling or discoloration. Most infected
trees die within a few years.
One of the problems with the disease is
the symptoms do not show up for several
years.
"That one characteristic makes it ex-
tremely difficult to eradicate," stated local
citrus grower Sonny Williamson. He said


OCI inmate

charged with

battering officer

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An inmate at the Okeechobee Cor-
rectional Institute has been arrested and
charged with battering a correctional of-
ficer.
Travis Arkeef Rutledge, 25, N.W 69th
Terrace, Miami, was
arrested Tuesday, June
16, on a felony charge
of battery on a law en-
forcement officer. He
was booked into the
Okeechobee County
Jail and then released
back to the Depart- Travis Arkeef
ment of Corrections. Rutledge
Deputy Justin Akins,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), stated in his arrest report that
Rutledge was arrested for throwing a full
cup of urine on the officer as he collected
food trays from inmates in segregation.
According to the deputy's report, the
fluid hit Correction Officer Antonio Her-
nandez on the right side of his body-
from his face to his hip.


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that if you see four trees with symptoms of
greening, there are four to seven more trees
that also have it but have not yet shown the
symptoms.
The disease can be dormant from eight
months to two years said Mr. Gaver.
"We're looking at every possible an-
swer," Mr. Gaver said. Research efforts are
focused on breeding plants resistant to the
disease, eradicating the insect and eliminat-
ing the disease.
The USDA reports that citrus greening
has been found in a long list of countries in
Africa, Asia and South America.
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Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny and hot with a high
near 95 and a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Heat index
values as high as 100. Winds will be calm
becoming west northwest around 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around
73 and winds from the southeast around 5
mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot with a
high near 97. Winds will be calm becoming
east around 5 mph with a 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms after noon.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with
a low around 73. Winds will be from the
south southeast around 5 mph becoming
west southwest.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot with a
high near 95 and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms after noon.
Winds will be from the west around 5 mph.

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Suspected marijuana grow house shut down


This was third
raid in a week
on pot operation

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Investigators raided a home on Viking
Properties and seized 34 suspected mari-
juana plants that had an estimated value of
$388,600.
No one was in the two-story prefabricated
home located at 17601 N.W 288th St. when
personnel from the Okeechobee County


Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) and Okeecho-
bee Narcotics Task Force served the search
warrant Tuesday afternoon, June 16.
It is estimated the suspected grow opera-
tion could net $1.1 million a year.
"If you have a grow house in this county,
we're going to find you," said Sheriff Paul
May. "We are committed to stamping out
this problem."
According to OCSO Detective Ted Van De-
man, the bottom part of the home was being
used as living quarters while the suspected
grow was being done in two, second-floor
rooms. He said 15 of the alleged pot plants


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Ryan G. Smith, 19, N.W 294th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by Dep-
uty Anthony Kibler on a felony charge of
possession of a controlled substance (oxy-
codone). He was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His bond was set at $2,000.
Cirinna Marie Bormuth, 26, N.E. 106th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 12 by
Deputy Marcus Collier on a fugitive war-
rant out of Houston, Texas, charging her
with credit card abuse. Her bond was set
at $2,000. She was also arrested by Deputy
Robbie Lamb on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with the misdemeanor
of worthless check (two counts). Her bond
on that charge was set at $1,000.
Brandon Michael Smith, 15, N.W
294th St., Okeechobee, was arrested June
12 by Deputy Randy Parker on a charge of
failure to appear manufacture or cultiva-
tion of marijuana. After being booked at the
Okeechobee County Jail, Smith was taken
to the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Noe Vasquez, 23, N.W. 38th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 14 by


Trooper Thomas B. White on a charge of
driving under the influence. His bond was
set at $1,000.
Desire Andrea Javier, 15, U.S. 441
N., was arrested June 14 by Deputy Cody
Hurst on a charge of aggravated battery on
detention staff. After being booked at the
Okeechobee County Jail, Javier was taken
to the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Justin Chavers, 19, S.R. 70 W, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested June 15 by Deputy Ser-
geant J. Royal on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of
probation driving under the influence and
violation of probation introduction of drug/
weapon into a county facility. He is being
held without bond.
Amanda Leigh Herbison, 29, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested June 15 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation obtaining a controlled sub-
stance by fraud (two counts). She is being
held without bond.
Troy Lamar Booker, 30, S.E. 32nd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 16 by
Deputy Justin Merriman on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with the felony
of driving while license suspended habitual
offender. His bond was set at $1,500.
Ronze Cummings, 49, N.W. llth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 16 by Dep-
uty G. Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure to appear


COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE-FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009
NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING

The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public
Hearing on June 23, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at the Okeechobee County (Health Department Building), 1728
NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of adopting
budget amendments to the Fiscal Year 2008-09 Budget for
Okeechobee County to reflect actual cash balance forward dollars
from the prior fiscal year and revised current year revenue above or
below current budget estimates.
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were starter plants while four plants had al-
ready been harvested. The rest, he added,
were actively growing in pots with root sys-
tems intact.
The total weight of the plants was 97
pounds.
"The quality we found was not as good
as the quality we've found in other grow
houses," the detective said.
In those upstairs rooms, law enforce-
ment found special lighting, air conditioners
and other items normally associated with a
grow house operation, said Detective Van
Deman. A shotgun and a .22 caliber rifle
were seized.



- violation of probation driving under the
influence. He is being held without bond.
John Daniel Rivera, 23, N.W 47th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 16 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation aggravated battery on a
pregnant person. He is being held without
bond.
Donald H. Nettles, 42, N.W 98th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 17 by Dep-
uty Cody Hurst on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation grand theft and
violation of probation uttering a forged in-
strument. He was released on his own re-
cognizance.
Syreeta Johnson, 38, N.W. 11th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 17 by Dep-
uty G. Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with violation of pro-
bation forgery (two counts), violation of
probation uttering a forged instrument
(two counts) and violation of probation -
grand theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Javier Reynaldo Williams, 25, N.E. 15th


The detective said they no longer con-
fiscate all the items being used in the grow
operation.
"They take samples as evidence and the
rest is destroyed on site," he said.
The Okeechobee County Property Ap-
praiser's web site lists the owner of the
home as Yurgis Rodriquez of a S.W. Sixth St.
address in Miami. It's not known who has
been living in the single family home that sits
on 1.250 acres.
Detective Van Deman said the investiga-
tion is continuing.



Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 18 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
Countywarrant charging him with the felony
of burglary of a conveyance with an assault
or battery. He is being held without bond
on that charge. Williams was also arrested
on a second warrant charging him with the
misdemeanors of leaving the scene of an ac-
cident causing property damage and driving
while license suspended. His bond on these
charges was set at $1,500.
Thomas Lee Watford, 60, S.E. 68th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 18
by Deputy Joseph Hall on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation possession of cocaine and
violation of probation driving while license
suspended. He is being held without bond.
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.


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FDA and Big Tobacco
Now the Food and Drug Administration
is going to regulate the tobacco companies.
There was a piece about the FDA on TV not
long ago that stated the FDA did not have
enough inspectors to efficiently inspect the
food we consume and drugs we use and
now our government has turned over the
regulation of tobacco companies to the FDA?
The FDA can't control what they're already
supposed to be controlling. How will they
be able to handle the tobacco companies?
(I am a non-smoker and have been for over
thirty years.) I wish someone knew where
this country is headed. Our politicians sure
aren't looking out for us.

Helmet laws
Now Gov. Crist -- I like Charlie and I think
he's doing a good job for our state -- has
passed a new helmet law for children under
the age of sixteen (16) to wear a protective
helmet while horseback riding. I agree with
the helmet laws. The
only problem is they
don't get enforced. I
observe children rid-
ing their bikes all day
long in Okeechobee
under the age of 16
not wearing safety
helmets, in violation
of the law. At one
time the Sheriff's Of-
fice was giving out
free bicycle helmets to children. Now, who
will give out free safety helmets to children
who ride horses? Instead of passing new
laws, why not enforce the ones we already
have. Here's another thought, make parents
take responsibility for their children instead
of pushing it off on other people. That's the
real solution for making sure children are
safe.


Regarding the helmet law, I read an in-
terview in which the father of the little girl
who died said he always told her to wear
the helmet but she didn't like it, so when he
wasn't around, she would take it off. I don't
know how a law will fix a situation like that.
If a 12-year-old won't mind her parents, do
you really think she will pay attention to a
state law?
I don't get why they had to pass a law
about safety helmets for young riders. Does
government have to take over all aspects of
parenting? I know most horse-related activi-
ties already require helmets due to the insur-
ance companies requesting that. The 4-H
clubs have required helmets for more than
10 years. The jumping shows all require hel-
mets. Rodeo doesn't require them, but the
law exempts rodeo, so what's the point? Do
they really think trail riding in a state park is
more dangerous than riding in a rodeo?
I think the helmet law is a good idea.
The 4-H program has always required hel-
mets and the kids complain, but they wear
them. Kids have to wear helmets on a bi-
cycle and riding a horse is at least as dan-
gerous as a bicycle. A bicycle won't spook,
buck or run away with you.
Here is what I find strange in the new
helmet law. If I ride my horse on the road
right-of-way in an area with very little traffic,
I have to wear a helmet. But if I ride on the
pavement through the center of town in a
parade, with bands playing, horns blowing,
kids screaming and other horses jostling all
about, then I don't have to wear a helmet
because parades are exempt. This is how
our Legislature spends their time -- coming
up with laws like this? The legislators are
paid with my tax dollars. I would hope they
could do something more productive than
pass laws that don't make any sense.

Agri-Civic Center
Regarding the Agri-Civic Center, I guess
we only have ourselves to blame -- I wasn't
at any of the county meetings where the de-
cisions were made about the agri-civic cen-
ter. The meetings are during my work hours
and I didn't take time off to go. I think a lot of
folks are in that same boat. It's hard for most
of the working folks to go to the commission
meetings, and too often one or more com-
missioners are only concerned with pleasing
certain special interests.
Forget the "civic" and just call it the Ag
Center. That is what it is.


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I went to the gas station on Wednesday
evening. I was using a credit card to pay, so
I never had to leave the pump. As I'm there
pumping gas all of a sudden the pump stops
pumping and prints me out a receipt. I didn't
know what was wrong, so I took the receipt
and went to another pump and started over.
As I started pumping gas from that pump,
the same thing happens, the pump turns off
and prints out a receipt. Then I turn around
and the store clerk, walks out of the store,
locks it up, looks right at me and smiles then
gets in his car and leaves. How rude is that?
I mean it's one thing if the store is going to
close, but warn someone before just turn-
ing off the gas pump and leaving and not say
anything. I mean he didn't even tell me when
he came out of the store that they were clos-
ing. He looked right at me which meant he
saw me pumping gas and leaves me stand-
ing there looking like an idiot. People need
to learn what common courtesy is.

Court rejects lake
backpumping ban
I'm not a chemist, or someone who
stayed at a Holiday Inn, but I did take a
science class in school. It looks to me like
all the things listed by the Judge are natu-
rally occurring elements. The canal water
contains what Circuit Judge Ed Carnes in
Thursday's opinion called "a loathsome
concoction of chemical contaminants," in-
cluding nitrogen, phosphorous and ammo-
nia." Nitrogen and phosphorus are needed
by all living things and ammonia is naturally
occurring nitrogen compound. I think call-
ing it "a loathsome concoction of chemical
contaminants" makes it sound like a chemi-
cal plant spill, not what makes up 75 percent
of the air we breath (Nitrogen), phosphorus
is found in the human body and common
items like soap powder and ammonia is
found in common products like window
cleaner but is also used in the body in the
formation of urea and found in rainwater.
Maybe they should leave the scientific deci-
sions to scientists and keep judges out of it.

Restaurants
These restaurants need to watch their
prices. People might eat out more if they
didn't charge so much. In this economy, it's
not easy to find a job to make extra money.
We're all watching our pennies.


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Dr. Phil
I hope everybody who watches Dr. Phil
knows he's not a real psychiatrist. Don't take
what he says as gospel. Editor's note: Ac-
cording to biography.com, Dr. Phil McGraw
has a masters degree and a PhD in psychol-
ogy from the University of Texas. He is not a
medical doctor.

Depend on it electricity out
Power outages during thunderstorms
happen on a regular basis in Indian Ham-
mock also. I keep the generator on stand by
all the time. No more putting it away. If the
power is off for more than an hour and FPL
says it will be a few more hours till it is re-
stored, we crank away.
I have to set my clocks just about every
day when I get home from work. Storms or
no storms. Thanks Florida Flicker & Fail.
Glades Electric isn't any better. Power
outage every day without fail and if the elec-
tricity goes out, it is hours and hours before
we get it back.
It's pretty ridiculous when it comes to
brown outs which by the way, last year ru-
ined my fridge, pump and TV all at the same
time. Of course they claim they are not to
blame. Many people who work, have no
clue as to how often these happen, it's when
the lights dim but do not go out, it goes up
and down several times. This will ruin appli-
ances, your A/C and electronics. One thing
you can start doing when you are home,
have a wall calendar, every time there is an
outage, log it and put down how long it was
out. Every time it flickers jot it down, over
several months, count them up. Maybe the
customers can get together and do some-
thing about this.

Lost and found dogs
If you have recently lost a dog and re-
ally want to find it, please let people know it
is lost. You can call animal control, Humane
Society Pet rescue, Vets offices, etc. You can
also post pictures in those places. If the dogs
are unclaimed for seven days they become
the property of the holder and they have the
option as to what to do with the dog. So,
PLEASE don't sit around waiting for your dog
to return on his own, get busy! If you have
found a dog, you can alert all of those places
above too! The Humane Society Pet Rescue
here in Okeechobee is 863 357-1104.


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Guest Commentary


Insurance gamble threatens
Florida's future
By Mike Horner
District 79
Florida House of Representatives
The greatest threat to Florida's economic
recovery and future prosperity is the finan-
cially unsound state-run insurance program,
Citizens Insurance. By charging rates below
market value, Citizens has become Florida's
largest home insurer, driving well-capitalized
private companies out of our state. Citizens
charges actuarially unsound rates and is dra-
matically undercapitalized, so much so that
if it were a private company, it would be for-
bidden from writing policies in Florida.
Citizens' exposure in Florida is almost
$415 billion, but it has less than $8 billion
in reserves. Of this, $2 billion is borrowed
money. The state's primary reinsurer, the
Florida Catastrophe (CAT) Fund, has only
approximately $4.1 billion in cash, and $3.5
billion of borrowed money. If Florida were
hit with another major hurricane, a 1-in-100
-year event, Citizens would conservatively
be responsible for more than $26 billion.


Additionally, the CAT Fund is on the hook
for $27 billion worth of obligations. So the
question of the day is: how would Citizens
and the CAT Fund make up the difference to
pay claims?
The Citizens and the CAT Fund would
make up the difference by placing assess-
ments on insurance ratepayers across the
state. This means that even though a hom-
eowner's rate would stay the same, Citizens
and the CAT Fund have broad authority to
tack on additional charges to your policy-
naturally raising the costs of insurance to
you-in order to make up for its actuarial un-
soundness. In the case of a major storm like
Hurricane Andrew your assessments could
cost more than 50 percent of your premium.
In the worst case, the state can even put as-
sessments on your auto, boat, business or
liability insurance policies.
Another major hurricane is not a mat-
ter of "if" but a matter of "when." In addi-
tion to the horrific direct damage such an
event would cause, the long-term damage
to the State's economy because of our reck-
less insurance policy would be devastating.
It would not take an event on the scale of
Hurricane Andrew to harm our state; even a


smaller event could be crippling to Florida's
ratepayers and economy. That is why insur-
ance reform is an issue to which I am fully
committed.
This session the Legislature took two
steps in the right direction to safeguard
Florida's future. First, the passage of HB
1495 begins the "glide path" to solvency for
Citizens, requiring a 10 percent increase in
rates annually until the state-run insurer is
charging actuarially sound rates. I supported
an even quicker ramp up to sound rates, but
10 percent annually is a good start. Notably,
HB 1495 also allows Citizens to increase its
rates to pay the CAT Fund's "cash build up"
program, reduces the CAT Fund's exposure
by phasing out the TICL layer, and provides
for additional mitigation efforts. Fortunately,
the Governor signed this important bill into
law.
Another important reform is HB 1171.
The bill allows well-capitalized national in-
surers like Travelers, USAA, and State Farm
to charge rates higher than those set by OIR
- the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.
You see, in Florida we do not let the mar-
ket decide the rates. Instead, we have state
bureaucrats set rates and artificial price


controls. HB 1171 will allow homeowners,
if they choose, to use a well-capitalized na-
tional insurance company even if that com-
pany is unwilling to meet the rates of the
state-run Citizens or those of undercapital-
ized new "start-up" companies. Per the bill,
insurance agents must show customers the
lower rates available from companies using
the state rate caps. Many believe that the na-
tional insurance companies are better capi-
talized and provide better service; in short,
many consumers believe that if the worst
happens, they can count on these proven
companies to honor their claims. I believe
that the people of Florida should have the
right to buy insurance from the company of
their choice. This will also have the benefit
of bringing new capital and greater competi-
tion into the Florida market. The Governor is
currently deciding whether to veto this bill or
let it become law.
We have a long way to go to remedy
Florida's insurance system. As your State
Representative, I will continue to work to
safeguard our economic future by champi-
oning property insurance reform.


Community Calendar


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at 800-932-8677.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It
will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Network-
ing Luncheon will be held on the third Friday
of every month at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., beginning at 11:30
a.m. for networking and then lunch. Net-
working opportunities available for women
in business and is open to the public. No


membership is required. For information,
contact Robin Delgado at 800-299-8878; or,
by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting, Overeaters Anonymous
(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church,
312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7
p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.) Overeaters
Annonymous is not a diet club. The only
requirement for membership is a desire
to stop eating compulsively. For more
information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.

Saturday
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.


Rotary Club...
Megan Whipple and Heather Tinsley were awarded the Rotary Club-Carl T.
Durrance Memorial Scholarship by Maureen Budjinski.


Waste Management
Jenny Pung of Waste Management presented Olivia Skeen, Laura Saucedo
and Laura Torres with the Waste Management/Okeechobee Landfill, Inc.,
scholarship at the OHS Scholarship Night 2009.


Seacoast National Bank
Taylor Pritchard and Melissa Ritter were awarded scholarships by Melody
Hodges of Seacoast National Bank.


Okeechobee News


June 19. 2009






Community Events

Bike run to benefit cancer victim
Harold Gosa of Okeechobee recently
passed away from cancer leaving awife and
young son. A benefit bike run will go from
Horsefeathers in Hobe Sound to the Brahma
Bull in Okeechobee on Saturday, June 20,
beginning at 11 a.m. A drawing will be held
at the Brahma Bull at 6 p.m. to win Harold's
Harley. Tickets are $25 for each rider and
you do not have to be present to win the
drawing. For more information, please call
863-610-2532. All proceeds will benefit the
family.

High School Rodeo State Finals
The Florida High School Rodeo State
Finals will be at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center on June 18-20. Friday the rodeo
starts at 7 p.m. Saturday will be an all day
affair with open team roping kicking off the
day at 9:30 a.m. There will be a silent auc-
tion at 5 p.m. and the rodeo at 7 p.m. The
rodeo is a black tie affair on Saturday. There
will also be a bluegrass concert Saturday
which features Keith Bass and Tomorrow's
News. They will also crown the 2009-2010
Florida Rodeo Queen. Rodeo admission is
free but a small donation will be requested
for parking.

Wildlife Center Hosts Open House
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in
Okeechobee hosts its summer open house/
fundraiser Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Experience native Florida animals,
nature trails and the half-acre butterfly gar-
den. Adults $10, children 6-12 $5; little ones
free. Admission includes hot dog, chips and
a beverage. For directions call 863-763-4630
or go to www.arnoldswildlife.org

Fla. High School Rodeo Assoc.
host team roping event
The Florida High School Rodeo Associa-
tion will hold and open team roping jackpot
on Saturday, June 20, at the Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center on Hwy 710. Enter at 9
a.m. and will start at 9:30 a.m. Three Head
progressive -$20 per man, enter as many
times as you want. 50 percent payback, 50
percent to travel fund for the FHSRA Nation-
al Team. Proceeds will help send rodeo kids
to national finals.

Okeechobee Orchid Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet
on Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the Coop-
erative Extension Office, 451 Highway 98 N.
The speaker for the evening is Gary Baily, lo-
cal orchid grower and president of the Vero
Beach Orchid Society. The Garden Club will
meet at 6 p.m. For more information call the
extension office at 863-763-6469.


Hurricane preparedness
seminar planned
The American Red Cross will hold a Hur-
ricane Preparedness Seminar on Tuesday,
June 23, from 5:30-7 p.m., to inform the
public the importance of being prepared for
this hurricane season. The seminar will be
held at Seacoast National Bank, 1409 South
Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee. A hurricane
cooler and first aid kit will be given to the
winner of the raffle. Please register by calling
the American Red Cross at 863-763-2488.

Fathers day steak dinner
The American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E.
Second St., will hold their Fathers Day ribeye
steak dinner on June 21 from 3 until 6 p.m.
Dinner includes steak, baked potato, salad,
roll and butter, dessert, iced tea and coffee.


Live entertainment will be provided. The
public is welcome. Donation of $12. Fathers/
Grandfathers only pay $10.

Fancy ME! machine
embroidery group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine, plan
to buy one or are just interested in the con-
cept, please join us at our next meeting. It
will be held on Saturday, June 20, from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Red Cross classroom,
323 N. Parrott Avenue. This month we will
be doing machine applique so bring an ap-
plique design and your choice of materials
to see what you can create. For more infor-
mation, please call Joan at 863-467-0290 or
Corry at 863-467-2231.


Obituaries


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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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Kenneth Irwin Leavesley Sr., 64
OKEECHOBEE Kenneth Irwin Leavesley Sr.,
age 64, of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, June
17, 2009, at the Hamrick Hospice house in
Okeechobee.
Born on Sept. 17, 1944, in Alpena, Mich., he
resided in West Palm Beach since 1970 at
which time he moved to Okeechobee.
Having served in the United States Coast
Guard, his earlier hobbies included hunting and
fishing.
Preceded in death by brothers, Roger, and Mi-
chael; and sisters, Dawn, and Joy.
He is survived by one daughter, Tonya Jack-
son (James) of Okeechobee; three sons, Ken-
neth Leavesley Jr. of West Palm Beach, Shawn
(Heather) Hawk of Okeechobee, and David
Hawk of Port St. Lucie. In addition, he is sur-
vived by brothers, Tommy Leavesley (Mary) of
Michigan, David Leavesley (Jeanette) of Michi-
gan, and Greg Leavesley (Sherri) of Alabama.
Also surviving are two sisters, Beverly Wies-
chowski (Delmar) of Michigan, and Penny
Reeves (Dwight) of Alabama. He is also sur-
vived by six grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m.
Friday. A memorial service will be conducted in
the Buxton Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee P.O. Box
1548 Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.


Richard Duane Davis, 79
OKEECHOBEE Richard Duane Davis, age
79, of Buckhead Ridge, Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, June 17, 2009, in the Hamrick
Home.
Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Elkhart, Ind., he had
been a resident of Buckhead Ridge for the past
10 years and was a member of the Moose
Lodge # 2417 of Buckhead Ridge where he was
twice Governor, Moose Legionnaire, VFW, and
the American Legion. He served in the United
States Marine Corp.
He enjoyed cards, fishing and bingo. He was
the eldest of six brothers and a sister.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and
a brother.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years,
Terry of Buckhead Ridge; three children, nine
grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He
will be missed by his friends in Buckhead Ridge.
A memorial service will be noon Saturday,
June 20, in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. A
luncheon will follow the services at the Buck-
head Ridge Moose Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made in his memory to Hospice of Okeecho-
bee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


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First Baptist Church site plans approved


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Technical Re-
view Committee, meeting Thursday morn
ing, June 18, was pleased with the revised
site plans for a proposed new building pre-
sented by First Baptist Church.
"This is a great improvement to the area,"
City Administrator Brain Whitehall said.
Most the discrepancies discussed in last
month's meeting had been resolved. City
planner Bill Brisson stated that parking
would be more than adequate. He had re-


viewed and was satisfied with the report of
the traffic engineer. The issue of a possible
second dumpster came up. Engineer Steve
Dobbs, who presented the site plan, said
that since there was more than adequate
parking, a few parking spaces could be uti
lized for a second dumpster site if that be-
came necessary. Mr. Dobbs said he would
continue working with Okeechobee Utility
Authority on water and wastewater issues.
In the other item on Thursday's agenda,
builder Ted Kelchner petitioned the commit-
tee for closure of a street at 1420 S.W. Third
Avenue. He said the additional area the street


closing would add to the adjoining property
was necessary to have sufficient area for a
planned expansion of the existing structure
on the lot.
Mr. Brisson noted that street closings
should be for public benefit. He said that
while the requested closure would benefit
the adjacent property owner, there would
be no public benefit.
Mr. Kelchner stated that if the street were
closed, it would become taxable property.
The taxable value of the affected property
would increase because of the proposed
addition. He further stated that city has not


been maintaining the street, that it was
maintained by the adjacent property own
er. He added that the proposed expansion
would also create construction jobs.
City engineer Oscar Bermudez cast the
lone dissenting vote against recommending
that the planning board approve the closure.
He said he was against giving away any city
right of way. He feared there would be prob-
lems in the future when that land might be
needed for drainage.
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A March 14 crash of a two seat experi-
mental aircraft might have been caused
by mechanical problems, the crash report
from the National Transportation and Safety
Board said.
Donald McGregor, 76, of Okeechobee,
was killed instantly in the accident at the
Okeechobee County Airport when the air-
craft plummeted onto the taxiway.
NTSB investigator Carrol Smith said there
were no weather problems that contributed
to the crash. The report stated Mr. McGregor
held a commercial pilot certificate and had
proper licenses for the operation of several
types of aircraft, including planes and heli-
copters.
The aircraft was built in 1997, and includ-
ed a 180 horsepower fuel injected engine.
The gyrocopter had reportedly been sitting
for a year in a closed trailer when it was sold
to Mr. McGregor in January of this year.
The copter had been sold without any
logbooks or a current condition inspection
that is required by the FAA. The report noted
the gyrocopter was not registered with the
FAA and that the pilot and owner did not
obtain a new experimental airworthiness
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Special magistrate reduces


fine on friend's testimony


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It pays to have friends.
Lennox Roland, of the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands, had accrued a fine of $87,875 at $25
a day for every day he illegally occupied
an RV on his N.E. 249th Street property.
His friend, Rowan Hughes, appeared be-
fore Okeechobee County Special Magis-
trate Lois Nichols on Tuesday afternoon,
June 16 to appeal for reduction of the fine.
He stated that in November of 2008, Mr.
Roland became ill and his sister made ar-
rangements to transport him back to the
Virgin Islands. That is when she discov-
ered an old violation that was still accu-
mulating fines.
The fine began accruing Feb. 15, 1999.
Mr. Hughes stated that when he first met
Mr. Lennox around the end of 1999, Mr.
Lennox had already moved the RV off the
property. The special magistrate agreed to
stop the fine on Dec. 31, 1999 for an ac-
cumulated fine of $7,825.
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beginning June 17.
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Enoch Clark Trust, Rebecca Lewis, Mi-
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and Francisco Santibanez were given until
next month to come into compliance.
Ms. Nichols decreed that if an RV is not
removed from Michael Anderson's N.W.
87th Avenue property by next month, he
could be fined up to $250 a day.
Michelle Mixson could face a similar
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Two men who were arrested in
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to purchase large quantities of gasoline
during last summers spike in gas prices,
pled guilty to related charges in U.S. District
Court in Fort Pierce.
The two men were a part of an opera-
tion that reportedly involved at least 14
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device issued to another person to receive


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lines sentence in the case provided the two
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Okeechobee to host Dixie Youth tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Sports Complex will
be filled with the sounds of balls hitting bats
and landing in gloves Saturday as the District
8 Dixie Youth AAA tournament comes to
town.
Okeechobee, Lake Placid, Sebring, and
Avon Park will field teams in the double
elimination tournament this year, Dixie
Youth official Kenny Buckner said.
The AAA league is mostly boys and girls
10 and under. The Okeechobee All Stars are
coached by Joey Morris.
The schedule for Saturday starts with two
games at 10 a.m. Okeechobee will take on
Avon Park while Lake Placid tangles with
Sebring.
The two winners of those games will play
at 1 p.m. and the two losers of those games
will play at 1 p.m.


On Sunday the winner of the loser's
bracket game will meet the loser of the win-
ner's bracket game at 1 p.m.
The District championship game will be
held on Monday at 7 p.m. If there are two
teams with one loss after Monday's game
a rematch between those two games will
decide the championship on Tuesday at 7
p.m.
Also this weekend the Ozone district
tournament will be hosted by Lake Placid.
The tournament is for boys and girls 12
and under. Tom Finney is the coach of the
Okeechobee All Stars.
The 13 and 14 year old all star teams will
have their district tournaments starting on
June 26, in Sebring.


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other teams, for the AAA Dixie youth
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FWC leads the nation in freshwater turtle conservation


Florida soon will have the strongest
conservation measures for the harvest of
freshwater turtles in the country as a result
of a vote taken by the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC) on
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vote on the rule. More than half of the speak-
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Tim Breault, director of the FWC's Divi-
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allowed to take one freshwater turtle per
day per person from the wild for noncom-
mercial use. The transport of more than one
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P.I.G.S. League June 15: First place Max
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been heard," said Commissioner Dwight
Stephenson. "But we're charged with pro-
tecting these species, and this new rule is
necessary at this time."
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BOSTON TERRIER Old-
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ID. (941)232-2492

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brown, 6 mos old.
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$400 (83)634-2790.
CHIHUAHUAS 2 male
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good father's day gift,
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In Town, 2br/2ba, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500. sec.
(863)634-5780
IN TOWN 2/2 very
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included, $800 + $300
sec. Call
(863) 634-3572




FOR RENT 5,000 sf
COMMERCIAL BLDG.
Great location, next
to Comcast. 1/2 Block
North of Hwy. 70.
(863)763-4831




Oak Lake Villa #53- 2/2
fumished, W/D, very
clean, $950 1st + Sec
(863)634-3313
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OAK LAKE VILLA'S #17
2/2, W&D, New carpet.
$800 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec 863-467-5965
OKEECHOBEE 2 br, 2
ba, privacy fence, Unit
#36, All appls, new tile
& carpet. $850 month.
+ sec. (863)447-0925
or (863)763-2416



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BEHIND LIBRARY 3-4
BR, 2 BA, Garage. Huge
yard. $1325 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)532-1480


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sec. ep. & ref's. Call
863-824-0981
BHR 4/2, fenced yard,
replace, lake access,
$800 mo. + sec. dep. &
lease. (863)824-0981
BHR Fum, 1/1, duplex,
on water, No pets,
550/mo, lease & ref's
req. + elec & sec dep
(863)357-1602
BRAND NEW WATER
FRONT, 1 BR, 1 BA, Fully
furnished. No pets. Non
Smoke. Env. $550 mo. +
sec. (561)741-7701
BUCKHEAD RIDGE- 1
& 2br duplex, on the wa-
ter, $500 + $300 sec
dep. water, lawncare &
garbage included.
(772)370-5447 or
(772)429-1339
KINGS BAY Very clean
2/2/1 CBS home, W&D incl.
$950 per mo, $950 Sec
(863) 801-9163
LEAVE THE CITY Live
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Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $1000 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
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SE OKEECHOBEE, 4BR,
3BA, 2 car gar, w/pool,
$1400 mo. + 1st & sec.
(561)254-9326
WANTED 2 br home,
financially stable retirees,
away from town,
remote, fenced, pond
okay, no carpets.
(863)699-1155



ROOM FOR RENT NW
section of town off Hwy
98, $125 wkly indds util.
Refs req(863)801-1837


TREASURE ISLAND
3BR, 2BA, with shed.
$850 move in w/ref's
& lease, $700/mo.
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$99,900. 3BR, 2BA, 2 Car
Garage. CBS. Built 2005.
Excellent condition. Call
Steve 863-801-1739
BASSWOOD New 3br,
2ba CBS home, screen
room, new apps, AC
unit & water system.
$160,000 or best of-
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3BR/2BA
Hot tub, also SW
w/lbr/lba, on 2.25
acres, private/secduded,
fenced, 2 sheds, 6 miles
from town. DWMH newly
redone Great income
property. $99,900.
(863)484-0910
PLAYLAND PARK 3BR,
2BA on 5 acres, w/de-
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BEST VALUE IN
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apartment. Unit newly re-
modeled. Located 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, tash &
lawn maintenance includ-
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in special. M-F
(863)467-2982

BHR RVs for Rent,
starting $300-$500 &
1BR/1BA Cabin, 55+
park, seasonal or yearly.
(863)763-7164

FT DRUM 3/2, dbl
wide, 5 acres, Pine-
lands, $850/mo
772)342-3712
(772) 342-3203

FT DRUM Furnished,
Rustic Mobile Home,
11/2 BR, 1 BA $400 mo.
& $250 deposit.
(912)224-4658 or
(734)637-2697



ABSOLUTE STEAL
$59,900 3BR, 2BA DW
on '/ Ac. Four Seasons.
Mint condition. Built
2000. Call Steve
(863)801-1739

Bank Liquidation sale.
All inventory 3 & 4 bed
doublewides sold at or
below wholesale Call
Kenny 863-673-4325

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

Going out of business
sale. All mobiles in
stock sold at invoice or
below. Call Kenny
(863)673-4325


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NOTE OF APPLIuATON FOR TAX DEED
2009t078
NOTE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC Me hder of the fol-
long ceomficate has filed id certate(s) fr a tax deed to be sued
hernThe eohicate number and year of isuan the d-ription of
the ewt, andthe name(s) in wch it was assessed are as allows'
Cericate No: 2 Year of Issuance: u 01-2007
Desopbtoo of Property SUNDANCE TRAILS RANCH LOT 0
1-03-36-36-0010-0000-0150
Said property bang in the County ao Okeehobee, Sate of Fbnda
Nams) n which assessed
WI'LIAPPRESCOTTL R
Uness said ertfcate shall be redeemed aordi to law, the property n
suh certificate hall be ald to th hlghes bidder at the Okwchoba
county Judual Center, Jury Assmbly Room, 32 NW 3d Street, Okeeho-
bee, Foda at 10:00 A., on te 9th day of Jul, 2009
SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee County, Flond
i/s/ Robn R. Parnsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In acrdane with the iAmer ianhs Wth Dlsabilti AcM pon needing a
pedal oammodation to partidpae in this proceing should contact
Court Admn on no later than sven days pnor tohe proceeding at
250 NW Countr Cu Dne Port St Luae, ilorda 34986, 1 772,8074370
,thn two n rng days ofour re t ths note. IF YOU ARE HER-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1. 0.9 5.8771; IF YOU ME VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
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NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD076
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol
long certficate hasM filed ad sad cert ate(s) for a tax deed to be sued


Cer1 cate No 17n Year of Iuance, June -2r07
aDecpn of Propetd T CL IDENI LOT 9 BLOoK 9
1-09_37n35_0010-rl090-0090
Said ppem bang in the County of OheObee, State of Ftnda
Nams)O n aIn esaed'
LUKEJSEDER
Unle sid er te shall be redeemed aof dlng to law, e ronpery in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeedhobee
County Judial Center, Jury ssomb Room, 312 NW 3rd Seet Okeehoa -
bee, Fonda at 10:00 AM., on th 9 day of uly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES

SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechopee County, Flonda
H/ a Ron R. Pamns
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In acordance with the Amerians With Disablihties Act, perso needling a
spenni aommodatmn no prediata in the peledlng shooid dontat
Curt dministrain no later than n t days pnor toehe poeding at
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othin two working days o your receipt of this note IF nU AE HEAR-
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NOCrE IS HEREBY GIVEN at TAPON IV LLC the hold of the fol-
ong ar fcate has filed aid cetfes) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon The certncate number and year of issue, the desripon of
the pmopert, and the nme(s) in which it was assred ame as follow :
Create N' 17U1 Year of SlU ance: une-01-07
Desnpho of Proe. BASSWOOD UNT5LOT0 BLOCK59
Said property bang in the County of Okeechobehe, ta of Ftonda
BARRy BIONeDo

UnleOa ad rfte shall e ai redeemed according to law, the property in
such etifncate shall be nld To the hlghest bidder at the Okeedlobee
County udial Center, Jury sembly Room, 312 NW 3d Saeet Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 1000 A.M., on the 9th day of n uly, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechdee County, tFnde
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE MERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In aordane with the Aomercan With Dlablit A, per o needing a
pedal acommoedaton to part pte in thI prceBdng should d contat
Cout Admnabon no later than seven days pnor the proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club De, Port Luoe, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working dys of your receipt of this notice IF y ARE HEAR-
L.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICAON FOR TAX DEED
-

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPONN IV LC the holder of the fol-
lowbng certMote has hled said cenrtates fora ta deed to e issued
thereon. T l etcate number and year of suance, ne deMnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which t was aned a afoll ows
CertficateNo 1341 Yearof Iuane, une-01-2007
Decopton of Proerty SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES TRaT 18
BLOM 2
1-21-33-35-0010-0002-0180
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, Stae of Floda

Namesn whichassessed:
DORAJBUDD
Unless sad cerfiate shall be redeemed accdl to law the property n
such cefiate shall be hld to the highest bgder at th Okeechobee
County Judidal Ce Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Staet, Okeheh-
ee, Fida at 10:00 M, on the 9th day of July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBWTSON, CLERM OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Coty, Flnda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE MERICANS WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accodane e th me Aerncns Wh Dablies At, per o needing a
spial accmmodaon to participate in th oceing should contact
Court Adminlstraton no later than seven days pnor to proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club Dnve, Port St, Luce, ondo 34986 772.807,4370
thin S o wong days youo r eeipt of thin nte. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMAdRIED CAm 800.95,.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IoMPAIRED CAU.
1,800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2O09D087
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPO N IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lown crtficate has hled said cercates for a ta deed to be Iued
thereon. The centfcate number and year of suance, e derpon of
the property, and the names) in which it wa aed are a follows'
Cerficate No 450 Yearoflssuance, June-01-2007
Decnpton of Poperty: LOT OFTRACT8W1/20FE1/20F
S1/20FSl/2OF TRACT8 2034S33E
Sid property being in the Cnty of Okeechbe, State of Floda
Na m which assessed:
T REIDENEACH
Unless sad certificate shall be redeemed aording to law, the property I
suh certificate shall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeehoee
County Juddal Ce Jury Assembly Room, 32 NW 3rd Steet, Oke -ho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 M, on the 9th day of July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROB SON, CLEK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flda
i/O Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE MERICANS WIm DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance th Me Amer nsn Wa h Dablis Act, peont needing a
spoal acommodaono to arc in nh in suld conta c
Court dminstrato n no later than seven days pnor to proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club Dnve, Port St, Luce, onda 3498, 772.807,4370
thn o wo rng days you r ept of Fthi ote. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
BING IMdPRIED CAa 800.958771; F YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CAU.
800 955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2oomo70
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of Me fol-
Iowng certicate has d led said certcate for a ax deed to be issued
thereon. The cetoate number and year of suance, e de rpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in whh it was as d area follows'
Ceroflate No 982 Yearof Issance, June01-2007
Deription of Property LOT M OF TRACT 10 W112 OF Sl/2 OF
S1/2 OF TRACT 10 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-OA00010-1OO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, Sbtae of Fldda
a s n which assssed:
PIERRE EQUITY HOLDINGS LLC
Unless sad certificate shall be redeemed a dg to law, the property in
suh certificate hall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeehobee
County Judial Cenr, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Sbeet Okaho-
bee, orida at 1000 A.,on teh 9day uly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO RRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLEK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Coun lnda
is Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE MERICNS WITH DISABILITIES ACr OF 99,
n accordance ith the Americans Dlabhllhes Act, persons needing
spCial aommoddaon to parlpate in this poceeding should contact
Court dminlstratn no later han seven days pnor to e proceeding at
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thin Ao wong days your eipt of thi notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
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NOTICE OF APPu CATION FOR TAX DEED
MO0911)72
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of Me fol-
loang certicate has filed said cerbcate(s) for a tax deed to be Issued
tereon. The cetfiate number and r of ae, the denpton of
he property, and the nm(s)m i w t was e as e falow:n
Certficate No 1047 Year of Isuane, un-01-2007
Decrptn of ropery: LOTBOFTACT 5 W1/2 FE1/2 F
N1/2 OF Nl/2 OF TRACT 33 33 34S 33E
1-33-34-33-OA0-0OOS-BO0
Said property being in e County of Oeecoee, State of Rorida
Names n whd assessed
KENNEH (CLARKE
Unless said certice shall be redeemed acorng to la the property in
such ctficate shall be d to the hghest bdde at the Okeehobee
County Judicial Cente Jury Asem Room, 312 NW 3rd Stret Oeho-
bee, Vonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 9t day of Jl, 009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
// Robin R. Paish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 10,
In aordance wh the Anmenans Wth DOln e A, peonso ned a
spei aI modaouon to parOcpate in his procdin shold contact
Court dmitraton no later than sevn days prior the proceedng at
250 NW CountClub Dnve, Pt St LUe, onda 34986, 1,772,8074370
wuln t ong day your r pt f th noe. IF YO RE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED oLL 800 577;F YOU AE VOICE IMPAED CA
1.800955,8770
322913 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLCATION FR TAX DEED
209TO086
NOTICE IS HEREBY IVlEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of e fol-
long certicate has filed ld cbiate(S) for a tax deed to be sued
Mereon. The certfite number and year of ua, the denpt.on of
Oe property, and the nam(s) in Awh it was ass red a aus flows:
Certouate No. 310 Year of Issuance: un-01-207
Decript of Proerty: LOTG OF TRACT 23 W/2 OF El/2 OF
112 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 14345 33E
1-14-34-33-OAOO-00023-G00O
Said property being in e County of Okeechobee, State of Rorida
Names n whc assessed,
DEL fe s R SMITH
Unless said certificae hall be redeemed ac ng t la the property in
such cerficate hall be sold to the highest bdder at the Oeehoee
County Judial Cente ury Ase y Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeho-
bee, Vonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of July, 009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
sn Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance wnh the Aencans WMh Dsablmes Act, peons need"g a
speal accmodation to participae in this proceeding should contact
Court dmistraton no later than even days prior the proceedng at
250 NW CountClub Dnve, Pt St LUe, ond 34986, 1,772,807,4370
wln twoworing days your rcept of th noe. IFYOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1800 95.877; F YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 955 8770
322931 ON 65,12,19,26109

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
209TD083
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
long certcate has filed aid cerbate(s) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon. The certlfie number and year of uae, the dsnpton of
the property, and the nam(s) in wh icht wan asCseed ar as flown:
Certficate No. 133 Year of lesuance: June-01-2007
Despta i of trowedty: LOT H OF TRACT 2 El/2 OF El/2 OF
Sl/2 OF N 2 F RACT 2 1134S 33E 1/2O
1-11-34-33OA-00-0O2-HOO0
Said property being in e County of Okeechobee, State of Rorida
Names in whd, assessed,
DES CHARLES
Unless said certifica shall be redeemed a ng to law the property in
such certificate all be sold to the highest bdder at the Oeehbee
Count Jdal Center Jury Assemby Room 312 N 31 3rd Seet, OeCho-
bee, onda at 10:00 .M., n the 9th day July, 29.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechbee County, Florda
s/ Robin R. Paomsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIV DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance w the Amanecans Wth Dsables ot, persons needing a
spal al mmodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court dmiratn o later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW CountClub Dnve, Pt St Luce, ond 34986, 1,772,8074370
n two worng days ofyour r pt of ths noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1800 95.877; F YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 955 877
322928 ON 615,12,19,26/09

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LEGAL NOtiCE
A publi aucon will be held at BM
Tong, In. Lot at 414 South Parro
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florda 34974
on Friday the 3rd day of July, 2009
from 10'-1'00A.M Puruant t
Ronda statute 713. for unpd
town and soage. Year Make,
Mode & Vns as ,Dod cew '
1984 Renken Outboard Boat
RBM1t7S8M841
194 Tan Continetal Boat Talle
83470667
199 Green Dodge Cavan
2BGH2537SR40104
1999 Gr Dodge Caraee
2B4FP25B8XR192325
Terms of sale are h, andno
cheks wll be aIcepted. The eller
reserves he night of final hid All
sales are final. No refunds wll be
made. Said autormblles will be sold
In 0AS IS M w Sh uaanees
32450 ON 06/1

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNT, FLORIDA
CIVIL SIVIV N
CASE NO. 2W09-CA000174
LASLLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR MERRILL
LYNCH MORTGAGE INVESTORS
TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
200OPT l
Plarinff,
VS
MAUREI KdLEIMAN; KENNETH J
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN PMOESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;








po ICe g hpae en onrr
Defendants.


Sthe following Defendant(s):
UNKNOWN PERSON S) IN
POSSESSION THE UBECT
PROPERTY 10335 NE 12TH ST





OKEEOBEE, tLORI30A 0097
and the unknown defendants who
may be spouses, helrs, devisees,
grantees, a ,`n12 Ieno crdl-
to, trustees, and all paies dam-
ing a interest by, throu h, under or
against e defendants), who are
not knon to be dead o alive and
all parties having or claiming to have
any rght, tle or interest in the
beng foresed herein.
OOE: oO E, the L A0097
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Forelosure of Mogage on the
llowng desnbed pmpero ,
LOT 2, J.1 RANCHETTES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 30, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a
10335 NE 130TH STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
has been filed against you and you
are requIrd to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to on Ka-
hane Assoates PA. neey for
Plainti, whoe addms is 8201 Pe-
ters Road, St 3000, lantaon,
FLORIDA 33324 wt hin thirty (30
days after the first pubhato of this
Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE
NEWS and ie hes or Iral with the
Clerk of this Cot eCher befe ser-
vice on PlaintlffS attorney or immedi-
atey thereafter, othernwse a default
will be entered against you for the
nlefdemanded in Ohe omplaint.
Thls nohies poided puruant to
Admnistrative OrderNo 2 065
In accordance eff Me Anran.
with Dlabites Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any acommdan in order to par-
ticipate n this peedng, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provi-
sions of cero n assistance Please
conct the Court Admnmlnsrator a
250 NW Conty ub bDn, Port st.
Lude, orda 34986 Phone No
(772)807-4370 mthln 2 woldng
days of our elpt of this nLW, or
pleading; if yo am heanng im
paired call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD
f you are voe impaired call
1-80-955-8770 (V) Va Fa F Re-
lay See)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
the Court ths 15th day of June,
2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
AsaarodmeCourt
By Unda F You
As Deputy Cler
Kahane& Assooates, PA.
8201 Peters Road Ste 3000
Plantaton, FL 33324
TgIeehone: (954 382-3486
Tellealmle: (94) 382-5380
324613 ON 6/19,26/09

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June 19,2009


I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2m9TD0
-D -


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC te hoder of the fol-
owng certhate has filed sad certfcate(s for a tax deed to e issued
there. The cerate number and year of iuan, the derrption of
the POPet andthe names) in which i wa assessed am a follows:
Certificate No, 217 Year of Issuance, June-1-2007
Desnpon of property LOT J CT 4 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/20FS1/2FTRACT4 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0AO-00004-J3O`
Said popey beig in the County of Ok hobee, Sate of Ronda
N s) in hh ar ssed.
S2 A9 MACNAUGHTON
Unlerss aid cerbicate h e rede "emed accrdi to law, e property in

County Judial Center July Asembly Ro 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okde cho
bee, Fonda at 0:00 t.., on the 9th day of J 20
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARO ROBERTSON, CLERKOF CIRCUIT COURT
O obeeo County, Fl nd a

NOTICE REGARDIN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In acrdane wth the Amencans With Duablltle Act pe8 e ed in a
peal amm da to partpate i to this proceeding sehrod o intact
Court Adm tran no later than ven dEas pnor tote proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve Port St Luae, Flonda 34986, 1,772,8074370
wsthd two ding days of our recept of this nolce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 80095 8771; IFYOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,380.9 5,8770
322929 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICEOF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
2009TDO77
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certhate has filed sad certcate(s) for a ta deed to be msoued
there. The oerficate number and year of ieuane, the derrnptlon of
the property, and the names) in which was assessed are a follows:
Certficate NO, 1998 Year of Issuance, une-01-2007
Dscnpon of Property TREASURE ISLAND UNIT 3 LOT 3
1-25-37-35-0040-00030-0030
Said poperto being m the County of OrehObee, State of Ronda
Name(s) in which assessed
JAMES A MERSHON
SUSAN MERSHON
Unlss said certificate shall be redeemed auording to law, te property
u1 cerhfcate shall be sold to te ghes bidder at the Okeedobee
County Judiaal Center, July sembly Rom, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 AM, on the 9th day of July, 209.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARO ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flenda
Is/ Robin R. Parrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In a dance withthhe Amencans With Doabltres Ac, pes needing a
spedal a.ommndatsn to partipate this proeedng should contact
Court Administration no later than sfren days pnor tthe proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve Port St Luae, Flonda 34986, 1772.8074370
within ring days of our receipt of this noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 80095 8771; IFYOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 8770
322922 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD085
NOTICE IS HEREBY GEN that TARPON IV LLC .e hlder of the fol-
lowing certhcate has filed sad cerfcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thon. The cerficate number and year of iuane, the denrptlon of
the property, and the names) in which i was assessed a as follows:
Certificate No. 266 Year of Issuance, June-01-2007
Denpon of Property' LOT C OF TRACT 29 El/2 OF W1/2 OF
Nl/20OFN1/2 FRACT 29 13 34S33E
1-13-34-33-0AO-00029-C000
Said property being in the County of Okehobee, State of Ronda

Names)in which assessed.
ROGR DENNY
Unless said certflcate shall be redeemed according to law, the prmopey in
such certhficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeedobee
County Judal Center Jury Assembly Ro, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okcho-
bee, Fnda at 10:00 .M, on the 9t day o July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARO ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oechobe County, FlOnda
/Is/ Robin R. Parrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABLITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Dliabllbe Act persons needing a
spedal acommmodatn to partipate in this peedlng should intact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve Port St, Luae, Flonda 34986, 1,772,807,4370
wit hn w w n days of' our recept of ts notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 800,95 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
180O.95
322930 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2W-62
NOVICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certfate has fle said certfiltes) for ax deed to be sued
there. e certIoate ntber and ear of iuance, the descipon of
the property, and the ame(s) in whih it as as ed a re foll
Certhcate No 802 Year of lsuance, June-01-2007
Descnptin of Property LOT OFTRACT E2OF Wl/2 F
S/2 OF N1/2 OF TRCT 09 23433E
1-26-34-33-0A-000e09-F000
Said property beng in the County of Okeehbee, State of Flnda
Names) in which assessed:
UN MSUPERVIUE
Unless aid cerhfcate all be redeemed aotdg to law, the property in
such cerficate shall be solid to the highest bder at the Okeechobee
County Judldal Center, Jury Asembly Room, 302 NW 3rd Strel, Okeeho-
bee, FUida at 10:00 A.M, on the 9th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECTTO CURRENTTAXES
SHARN RO BERTSON CLIK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R Pam
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In aordance with the Amerans With Dsabl es Act paens needing a
spedal a mmodation to participate in this pmd ng should ctact
Court Adminstraonn days pnr to the proceeding at
250 NW ountr Club Dnve, Port St Lucre, Flonda 34986, e 772,8074370
athin two woe ng days oof reeipt of this te. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL T800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800,955.8770
3228 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2 M0 665
NOTICE I0 HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certfate has filed said certots) for a tax deed to be sued
there. e certIoate number and yea of ieuance, te desripon of
the property, and the me() in which it was assessed are a ollon
Certhfate No 921 Year of suance, June-01-2007
Denpion of Pmper LOT F OF TRACT 3 E12 OF W112 OF
50/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 03 283433E
1-28-34-33-0AO00003-FO00
Said property being in the County of Okeehbee, State of Flnda

HARRISON
Nam s inD hT hdsssed:

Unless said certificate shall be redeemed ardg to law, the prope in
such certdicate shall be sold to the highest dder at the Okeehobhee
County Judldal Center, Jury dsembly Room, 302 NW 3rd Stree, Okeeho-
bee, Flrida at 10:00 A.., on the 9th ay do uly, 00e9.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobeeounty, Flonda
/ Roben R Pamh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In acordaee with the Amerans With DisblbVe Act pa r needing a
rsedal aommodaton to participate in ths pding should otat
Court Admainsatron no later than seven days pnor tthe proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club Dnve, Port St Lucire, Flonda 34986, 1 772,8074370
thin two woe ng days rtrof pt of this te. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL t 83.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955.8770
322901 ON 6/5,12,19,26109

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
N29TD064
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tHat TARPON N ILLC the holder of the fol-
lowsng errficte has filed tad certt(s) for a tax deed to be issued
there. Te certorate number and ear of iuance, the derption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are a foll
Certifate No 878 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Des1pron of Pspertyn LOT H OF TRACT 10 El12 OF E112 OF
Sl/2 OF NI/2 OF TRACT 10 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-0A00010-HOH
Said property being in the County of Okeehobee, State of Flcnda
Nam sinwhichassessed:

Unless said cer tifcate shall be redeemed ardg to law, the prpert in
such certdicate shall be sold to the high bdder at the Okeehobhee
County Judial Center, ur Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeech-
bee, Forida at 10o00 AM., on the 9th day July, 2009.
SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobeeounty, Flonda
Is Robn R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amercans With Dlrabtlties A, persons needing a
spedal aommodation to participate in th proeedng should cotact
Court Adminstraon no later than seen days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club Dne, Ported St Lucre, Flonda 34986, 1 772,8074370
thin two woing days oof relpt of this te. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 08.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 So 955.8
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
Moo9m163
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lorng certdcate has hled said cercate(s) for a too deed to be sued
thereon. The certificate number and year of aae, te denpton of
the property, and the anne(s) n wh it wa assessed are as follows:
Certate No, 840 Year of Iuance June-01-2007
Desptn of PrOf perty' LOTCOF RACT 30E12 F W/2 OF
N/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 2634S 33E
1-26-34-33-0A00-00030"CO0O
Said property being n the County of Okeedobee, State of Floda
Names) in which assessed
SANDRA 3ONSON
Unless said certcate shal be redeemed acordng to law the property
such cercate shall be sld to the highest bdder at e Okeehobee
Count al Cente, 3 sem Room, 32 NW 3rd SIeet, Okeho-
bee, orda at 1000 AM, on the 9th dy o July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Fonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordene with the Amerians Wh Disbd Act, me rs needing a
special accomodaon o participate in this proceedig should ntactt
Court Adminiatn no later than seen days por to e proedng at
250 NW Count Club Dve, S Le, onda 34986, 1,772.8074370
ING IMPARTED CALLt 800.95.87; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,8009
322890 ON 65,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEBYT GIVEN that TARPON IV JLC the holder of the fol-
lorn' certificate has led said cerbficate ( for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of eauarse, the desnptron of
the property, and the nme(s) n whh it was assessed are as follows:
Certhate No 559 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Deriptin of Property LOTPOF TRACT 32 E12 OF E/12 OF
S1/2 OF S/2 OF TRACT 32 2134S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00032-POOO
Said property being in the County of Okeecdobee, State of Floda
Names) in whh assessed,
PAULINE M LATHE
Unless aid era i sate tll be redeemed aeordng to law, the property in
such ertdicate shall be Sld to e highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Jdical Ce enter, uy Assemt Room, 312 NW 3rd Smteet Okeeho-
bee, orda at t 10:0 A.M., on the 9th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amertins Wh Dislte An, ers needing a
special accomordaton to pat e in this proceeding should ntact
Court Administratin no later than seen days pnor to e procedRng at
250 NW CountClub Dve, ot S Le, ond 34986, 1,772.807,4370
whan two worong days ofyour reept o this nate IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 800.95.87; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 95 87
322871 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
2000D067
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of Ue fol-
long certdicate has holed raid cerbficate( ) for a tax deed to be Issued
thereon. The ceficate number and year of euarse, the de enpton of
the property, and the anne(s) in wh it wa assessed are as follows:
Certhate No. 938 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
Deripion ofP P ery: LOT10FTRACT 10W/2OFE1/2OF
N1/2 OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 10 234S33E
1-2B-34-33000-lA-O10-J3OO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Floda
Name(s) in which assessed,
HENRI WCROCKETT
Unless said certiate shall be redeemed acordng to law, the property in
such ertdicate hall be old to the highest bdder at the Okeechobee
Cou Judical Center, u AssIembl Room 312 NW 3rd Sbeet, Ok ho-
bee, Forda at 10:o t.M., .n the 9th day uly, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
Ss/Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance fth e Amentons With Dlsabiltes A, persons needing a
special accomoddaon to pa cpate in this proceeding should intact
Court Adminisatn no later than seven days pnor to e proceedng at
250 NW Country Club ve, S L onda 34986, 1,772.807,4370
win two wong tdays of your reept of thls nae. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IPARIED CALL 800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 80 955 8770
32292 ON 6/5,12,19,26109


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009Tm061
OnTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LC the holder of the fol
=ng cerb tea has iled aid certhcate(s) for a tax deed to be iSSuer
hereIn. The eriate number and ear of ae, the des ptn o
he property, and the names) in which i was assessed are as follow:
:ertcate No, 799 Year of Iasuance June-01-2007
escripon of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 6 1/2 OF W/2 OF
N1/2OFN120FTRACT 06 2634 33E
1-26-34"33-0A0"0006-C0OO
aid property beg ing In e County of Okeechobee, State of Rorda
)ame() sn whh assessed

Winless said certficate hall be redeemed according to lar, the property ir
h ceicate shall be ld to the high h h est bidder at the Oeecm
oru l Judical Cente, Jury Asserbly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street Okeecho
ee, ornda at 1000 A.M., on the 9th dy of JUy, 2009
UBJECT TOCURREN TAXES
HARON ROBERSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
ikeehobhee Courty, Ronda
/ Robin R Parh
OTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
n ac nrdance w the Amenoanr With msabies A, peons needing
peclal aomdaion to participate in this precede should "ntac
ourt Adminbtron later than seen days prr to the proceedin a
hin two org dars oo reept of th ntce. IF YOURE HEAR
NG IMPARTED CALL 1800955.877; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALt
1.800.9558770
225 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2OW91082
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol
ng certdate has tled said certhcate(s) for a tax deed to be ISSue
heretn. The rer~tate number and year of suane, the deeoptmn o
he property, and te names) in which It was assessed are as fo :






ames) in whrb asesd a
less said ceficate shall be redeemed aof rdnua to la the prot -01-2

ach rtficat e b ld to the e Oe'h bea
county Judical Center Jury Aermblyr Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeeho
ee, Ronda at 10:N A.M, on the 9th day of July, 2009.



3recthobee County, onda

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILIIES ACT OF 1990
n accrdane with the Amenan With Diabilles Act, perrs needing
pecal accnmodaon to participate n this proeeding should contac
drt Admintratbon no later than seven days prior to the proceed a
50 NW County Cub Dre, Port t Laie, Fnda 349, 1.772.807.4377
thmn two working days ro ecei of ths n IF YOU E HEAR
,.800,955877
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
2009TISS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol
Ing cetficate has filed said ceretoate(s) for a tax deed to be Iesue
eren. The ertfalte number and year of isuane, the de ption o
he property, and the names) ,n ahis it was assessed are as flows:
ertficate No: 696 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
tescrripon of property: LOTATRACT 10E1/2 OE1/2
N1/2OFN1/20FTRACT 10 234S33E
1-24-34-33-O O 00010-A
,id property being in the County of Okeechoee, State oflorida
=amess) in which assessed.
FNTHON F DEMOIWSKI n
RANDA DEBROWSII
nles said certfcate shall be redeemed acrdmg to n a the pperyn
ath certficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeeahebe
ounty Jdicdi Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Oeecho
ee, lorida at L: A.M., on the 9 day of July, 2009.
SUBECT TO CURRENT TAXS
iHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
kreechobee County, Fonda
/ Robin R Parish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
n acordance with the Amenrcad Wth Dhsabilties Act personS nedng
pecal actommodeaon to partirpate in this proeedng should contact
srtr Admurmltron later than endaysprmrto the prceedrng A
I0 NW Couny Club DrP, FortSt Laie, Foid n346, 72.807
Uyhrn two working dys of you re pt ofr rf th noce IF YOU AREHEAR
NG IMPARIED CALL 1,800955,8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CAL
.800.955.8
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2M9TDO54
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the mder of the fo-
lon erhicate has filed sald cerfcate(s) for a ta deed to be ssued
there. The cerfate number and year af ianc, the decnption of
the 0000, and the name() n which it wa assessed are a folls:
Certfcate NO, 480 Year of Isuae June-01-2M07
Denponof rerty LOT N OF RACT M E1/2 OF W1/2 OF
S112 OF Sl/2 OFTRACTA 203433E
1-20-34-33-0A00-O0024-NO00
Sad popey beng in the County of Oeehbee, State of Ronda
ame( in whch assessed
NOHNULETT
NAOMI ULm
Unle sid certfite shall e 0 redeemed aoordng to law, 0e p 0mpe 0 in
such erfcate shall be told to the ghest bidder at the Okeedobee
County udical Center, ury assembly Room, 312 NW 3 Street, Okeecho
e, Flonda at 1:0 AM on e 9th a f J 0uly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARONROBERTSON, CERKOF CIRUT COURT
Okeechbee County F6anda
is/ Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In amodante with the Americans With Dablllls IAc, pes needing a
special accomrodatn to partipate in this proceed should contact
Court Admntrabon no later than een dayspr t te procedng at
250 NW Country Club Dr, Port St. Luoe, Flonda 34986, 1.772807.4370
withiMnto rg days of mur rept f tis nice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800,9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.8c3.955.8770
322868 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OFAPPUCATION FOR TAX EED
2OO9TD06D
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
Ilng erbtficate has filed aid cerficate(s) for a tax deed to be mued
th0 een Thte rfcate number and year of iuane, the deriptlon of
the property, and the names) n which it was assessed are as follows'
Cetficate No: 793 Year of Issuane. umne-01-2O7
Descnpon of Prpey LOTKOFTRACT4E1/21OW1120F
N1/20FS1/20FG RCT04 26 3433E
1-26-34-33-O01 -000 0040K0
Said property be in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
NamelsIn which assessed:
PHILLIP BAILEY
Unless sad ceicate shall be redeemed accrdng to law, ppe
such ortcate shall be sold to the hlghet bidder at the Okeeh1ee
County Judmal Center, ury Asembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fnda at 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day ofuly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Fonda
Is/ Robin R, Parnsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wm h the Americans With DisablIeS Act, persons needing a
speOal accommodate to partpate in the proeedg should contact
Court Admstraon no later than ven dayspr to e proceeding at
250 NW Cou0ntry ub Dnve, Port St Lde, da 34986, 1772807370
within two wrkng days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1,800,9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.877
322883 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2M TD059
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fl-
Ilng ertfcate has filed aid tertfate(s) for a ta0 deed to be 0ued
thereon The create number and year of Issuance, the desripon of
the property, and the names) n which was ss d are as folloWS,
Cetficate No: 719 Year of Issuance: une-01-2007
Descnpon f Prpe LOT B OF TRACT 23 W1/2 O El2 OF
N1/2OFN1/20TRUC 23 2434 33E
Said property being in the County of Oeehobee, State of onda
Name(s) In which assessed:
DIANA MARIE DALONZ0O
MERLE VDAXONZO
Unless said cerfite shall be redeemed 3rding to law, e pmopey
uch cerhficate shall be sold to the hghes bidder at the Okee0 obee
County udial Center, Jur Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okcho-
bee, londa at 10:00 .M, on the 9th day ofuly, 009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARONROOBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oke0ehobee County, Fonda
s/ Robin R, Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Dabllb t A erso need a
spe0al 0m00odat0 to paEIOpate in the 00000000 shod 0 0t
Court Administraion no later than 7ve 0 day tote proceeding at
250 NW Couny Club Dnve, Port St Lude, Floda 34986, 17728074370
within two work days of our reet of th noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.87
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV C the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed sad certsdoc tes) for a tax deed to be sued
threon. The certicate number an year of nuance, e descripon of
the property, and the nme(s) in whih kit ws ao d are a foll
CertificateNo 100R Yearof l uane: June--2007
DenpSon of Property LOT NOF T1ACT19E1/2OFW1/20F
S1/2 OF 51/2 OF TRACT19 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-0AO00"019"N0OO
Said property being in th Couny of Okeechobee, Sate of Flda
Na ) in which assessed:
EM"AoNUEL ANASTAL
JEAN J VIrALIEN
Unless aid certificate shall be redeemed a Tccordgto w, e pmperty in
such ertifiae hall be ld to e highest bddr at the Okeechobee
County Judldal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 3rd Steet Okeecho-
ee, Flonda a 10:00 A.M., on the 9th dayof July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkeeobeeCounty, Florida
/, Robin R Pammsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITT DISABLITES ACT O 1990
In acordance with the Americans With Dlsablies Act pI o needing a
spedal aommodaeon to paripate in ths 0 proeeag should 0conta
Court Admnlsraton no later mtan sen days pnor tothe proeeding a
250 NW Countr Club Dnve, Port t. LuR, Florida 34986, 1.772.8074370
within to woing days of yur relpt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING I0PARIED CALL 1800.9558771, IF YOU RE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
L.800.955.8770
322911 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed sd cercate() for a tax deed to be s d
thereon The cerocate number and year of Imuane, e d npton of
the property, and the names) n which It was asseed are as follows
Certificate No. 910 Year of Idsuance: Ju-01-2007
Denponof Property, LOTBOFTRACT29W1/2 OFE1/2F
N1111 OF N1/2 OF TACT 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-0A000 029B0dOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, Stare of Flrnda
Name(s which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY "S LLC
MAESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said crtificate shall be redeemed aording to law, the propery in
such certfate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oeechoee
County udal Center, ury Asembly Room, 312 N 312 3rd Street Okeeho-
bee, Flnda at 1000 A.M., on the 9th dayof July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkeedobdeeCounty, lorida
iV Robtn R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amerans th Dablires Act, pers needing a
opeoal acoommodabon to parbelpate in ths prceedin should contact
Court Admmraton no later than n days pnor tothe p ng at
250 NW Counlry Club Dnve, Port St Luc, Florida 34986, t 772.8074370
within two worn days of our except of this nice IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1000.955,8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
322895 ON 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2O9OD069
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN tHat TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing erfate has =led id ceEmcate() fora tax deed to be o Red
thereon The certcate number and year of uane, the d npon of
the property, and the names) in wih I was assessed are a follow
Certfcate No' 973 Yeardl of Iuance: un-01-2007
De pon of Pr0perty, LOTCOFTRAoC6E1/20FW1/2OF
N1/2 OF NJ/2 OF TRACT 06 2934 33E
1-29-34-33-OAOO-00006-COOO
aid property bng in the County of Okeehobee, State of Flonda
Names) 0n which assessed:
CES PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CFS PROPERIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unless sld erficae hall be redeemed acodingto law, the property in
such ceficate shall be old to de hlght bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judldal Center, Jurmy Asembly Room, 312 NW 3d Sreet, Okecho-
bee, Flida at 10:00 A.M., on the 9th day of July, 2009
SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
keeee01e County, Fl0nda
Is/Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICAN5 WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In a0orda0e W0th the A0merc0ns wll Dlablb00 ,0 pRot needing a
spedal accommodaton t to th p cA RZ:eeaing sh 0 e would conhaot
Court Adminstration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Luc, Flo0da 34986, 1 772,074370
0th0n two working day0s oyour relpt of this ti0. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1800.9581771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
.1800,955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV C te holder of the fol-
lowng cerdcatoe hs led said cercate s for tax deed to be issued
theronr. The M number and yar of =uae, the denp0on of
the popert, and the ae(s) in whh n it wa asse1sd are as follows:
Cert atke No 944 Year of Issuae June-1-2007
Deiptin of P property LOT OFTRACT 14E1/20FE1/20F
Sl/2 OF Nl/2 OF TRACT 14 2834S33E
1-28-34-33-lOA000014-H0OO0
Said property being in the County of Okeedobee, State of Floda
Nam ) in which assessed,




Coun Jdil Center, Jury ssemy Room, 312 NW 3rd Seet, Okeeho-
be, Florida at 10:00 A.M., m the 9th day of ul0 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flor da
/s/ Robin R, amsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WT DIABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance e Am0endcan Wuit Dlrabiltes A, persons needing a
special accommodaon to partClpate in proceeds should cont
Cout Admunstratn later aM n 0an dys por to the p ng at
250 NW Country Club Dme, Port St. LoM 0onda 3496, 1.772.807.4370
wthn two w0rkg ys of your recpt of ts noce IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
322905 OH 6/5,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION OR TAX DEED
2009TD056
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TAR N IV LLC the holder of the l-
lowng certicate has filed aid cerflcate(s) for a tax deed to be iued
thereon. The ertcat number and year of I ruance the escnpon of
the property, and the name(s) in whh it w assessed are as follows,
Ceificate aNo593 Year of Issuamnce Jun-1-2007
Descanpton of Prdp : LOTE OF TRACT 20 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
1 0/2 OF N1/21 F R N 20 2 34 S33E
1-22-34-330AO-0000020-EOO
Sad property being in the County of Okeehobe, State of Flnda
Name(s) In which assessed:
ELIZABETH BISTONATH
UZCARLLC
OSCAR BISTONATH
Unless said certiate shall be redeemed accordg to law the property in
such cerlficate shall be sld to the highest bidder at he Okeehobee
County JLdcial Center, Jury Assemby Room, 312 NW 3rd Stet3 Okeeh-
bee, lorida t 10:00 A.M., n the 9th day of ul 2009.
SUBJIMECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
/s/ Robin R. Pam sh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance ath e Amerns Wr h Dlbds Act, pesns needing a
speal ammodaon to pateIpae in l proceeding should ntact
Court Administratin no later than seven days pnor to he proceeding at
250 NW COunt/ Club Dve, FPort St Lu, on 34986, 1,772.807,4370
within two worng days ofyour receipt of tNs noe IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IN RED LL 55.8 IF YOU MAE VOIC IMPAIRED CALL
1,800 955,8
322874 ON 65,12,19,26/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
29OTD073
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowng certdfate has bled said cbcate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. Th ce number and yer 0 of 0 0ua00 e, the denp0on of
he property, and the me(s) in whh it was asessed are as follows:
Cericate No 1197 Year of Isuance, June01-2007
Desptn of property: LOTS M N OP OF TRACT 30 W1/2 OF W/2
OF 51/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 30 AND E1/2 OF Will/2 OF S/2 O
5112 OF TRACT 30 AND W11/2 OF /2 OF 51/2 OF 511/2 OF
TRACE 30 AND El/2 OF El/2 OF 5112 Of Sill2 OF TRC 30 36
34 33E
1-36-3-33310OAOI00-30-M0
Said property being in the County of Okeedlobe, State of Flonda
Names in whch assessed,
UENNO ROLAND
Unless said ceificate shall be redeemed aodng to law, the property in
such certificate all be d to the highest bidder at the Okeehobee
Courty Judcal Center, uy Asembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street Okeco-
bee, Forida at 1000 .M., on the th day July, 2009.
SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Florda
is Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS wr DISABILITIES AC OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amengns Wlh Dlsblle Act, persons needing a
spieal accomodabon to partclpate in this proceeding should intact
Court Adminisaton no later than even days pnor to the peedng at
250 NW Countr Club Dnive, Fort S1 t Luc0 R ona 34986, 1,772.807,4370
wIn two worIng days of your rept of th0i note. IF YOU ARE HEAR
ING IMPARIED CALL 800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 95 8770
322915 ON 6/5,12,19,2609


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY INVATION TO BID
eaed bds for the construon of the fdlowing COG Gian
07-DB-3V-07-57-01-Z11 project will be received by Oaeechoeoun
12 NW rd Street Room 206 Okeechbee FL 34972 .ml 2'00 m o
monday u 1.3, 209. Any BOds received after the bme speched Ill no
e aceped d ut be sealed ad e urtide o the e- eope MUS
Ie marked: tBID OKEEHOBEE COUNTY NE t20TH STREET CULVERW
EPLACE-ENT"
All maternal furnished and all work perfrod shall be in atordar wit
he Drwngs, pecaons and Contract DeOCments pertairng oereto
ch may be examined ator obtained from Craig A, Smith As mlate
if Ftonda Inc., 7777 Glades Road Suite 410, Boca Raton, FL 33434
ihone (51) 314-4445 or Okeehobee County Building/Enginreedng, 490


r non-refundale deposit of 7500 will be required for ach set of Con
rCt Documents Checks are to be made payable to Crag A, smith & As
tc ate, nc
ach bid must be Rubmntted in TRIPUCATE (ONE ORIGINAL AND TW(
:OPIES) and accompanredby an accetabe d Bond or Certlied Cheo, 1r
payable to Okeehobee County, Ronda.
Contracor cuenty i default on a consmtctbo contract or currently I
ihgath wth Oeechobee County or another muniOpali t may not subm
SBiEd Proposal for thi Cona ontrators submng a bid under any o
the circumstances menboned wll be reacted as beng nrr-responsive, Ii
ddt ety HEoGted of a public tty nome may submIt a bid for i
eo 6 mono s from te date of being paced on the convited endo

here will be a MANDATORY ore-bid conference on Jne 24, 2009 at 10:30
.m at Okeechobee County, 499 NW 5th Avfe Okeehobee, FL 34972
he Owner reear the night to reject all bde, waive irtformalltes in ar
rd, delete any poron onf e pject whoever h action is in the inter
st of the Owner A recommendation for the bid award wil be presented t
he Count Comml son at the Board mee0ng on uly 23, 2009,
124633 6 O0 6/ 19/09

NOTICE OF AP CATION FOR TAX DbED
2O09TD01O
OnCTE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol
ng cerficate has led sad ercate(s for a tax deed t deed to be u
hereon. The erbficate number and year of sance, the derptln or
he property, and me name(s) in which Io t wa a td are as folow:
Certificate No: 1740 Year of Isuance: Lune-01-207

ertrinphon of Property: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LE SO37Tm
120F SECTION 7 AND BEING A PORTION OF TRACT 58 PLAY
LAND PARK ACRES AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AND BEliN
40RE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS COMMENCE A1
oHE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THm SW14 OF SAID 10SECTION
HENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTH
REST 1/4 OF SECTION 7 A DISTANCE OF 690.00 FEET THENCE
2 DEGREES MINUNN S 33 SECOND E A STANCE OF 947.50
FEeT TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF TRACT 65 OF SAID PLAY
AND PARK ACRES THENCE S 85 DEGREES 41 MINUTES 35 SEC
ONDS E ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT 65 A DISTANCI0
)F460.0 FEET TO A 5/8 REBAR WITH CAP ELB629 THENCE
5 DEGREES 31 reMIUTS A0 SECOND E CONTINUING ALO
1AID NORTH LINE OF TRACT 65 AND THE NORTH UINE OF SAI
RACT 58 A DISTANCE OF 295.96 FEeT TO A 5/8" REBAR CA1
#PSMS81E AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE I
5 DEGREES 31 AINUTS 0 SEOND E ALO SAID CORTN
NE OFd TRACT 58 A DISTANCE OF 47.0 0 T THENCE COENTIN
ES 02 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 08 SECONDS W A DISTANCE O0
134N.8 FEET THENCE N 85 DEGREES 31 MWUTES 46 SECOND
0 DISTANCE OF 47 FEeT THENCe N 02 DEEtES 46 MINUTES 0
SECONDS E A DISTANCE OF 134.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE
tNNING 07 37S 35E
1-07-37-35-OAW-00075-D000
0aid property being e County ofO Okeechol e, State of SroiDda
Names) in which assessed

Unle said certicate shall be redeemed according to law the propery ir
uch cerficate Shall be sold t he higest bidder at the Okeeibee
S udci Cente Jury Assembly Room 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
b M, nonda at U :0 G .M., on the 9L day or 3W00, 2079.
tldhrrh`oonr ontheb t Vhr Moo.
LUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
IHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Omeechobee CouknC, Roida
/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
n accordance wt the Amenca Walh Dsablts A persons needing
pecal accmmodation to participate in this p receding should Crontac
ourt Adminstraon no later than seven days pr to the proceedin a
50 NW Ceoun Dm ub Orue, Port St Lucle, Flonda 34936, 1.772,807.437(
h d rkg days ofo r.ecpt of th notee. IF YOU ARE HEAR
NG IMPARIED, CA 1.800 9.8771 ; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CAL0
i.800 955 8770
122926 ON 6/5,12,19,26/19

NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industr
icening Board
The Okeehobee County Construction Industry LicLsng Board wll Mhold
public meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 33 PM. The publ meebn
will be held at the Oeehobee County Health Department Auditorium, l
cared at the 1728 N W 9th Avnue, Okeechobee, Forda For mo r infor
matUon, contact Barbara Cash at the r annng and Development, 49I
N W 5th Seet, 0keeho Floda 34972; (863) 763-5548,
\l Interesed part shall have the opportunity to be heard at this publ,
meeng. Any person deding to appeal any decision by the tLCenn
Board with respe. to any matter considered at this meeng will need t
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding s made and that th
reord include the testimny and evidence upon which the appeal will bI
based,. Planning and DevelOpment tapes are or the sole purpose of ba
up for Ofclal eord of the Department
larbara Cash, Secretary to Board
Oeechobee Coun Construcon
industry Leia rd
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m RcurrT COURT
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, 0 AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORDA.
CASE NO. 2008 4
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.,
tc, et al



Rdence and addre unknown
All parts dalming interet by,
nh under or against ERIKA
C ARIAS Redees and Ad-
dresse Unknown
All pe o pates hang orN
claiming to have, any ght, tt or
nteret in and to the property here-

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
anot to forced a nnotgage on
tre following denonbed neal pmpety
in Okeechbee County, onda'
Parel I
Beginning at the NW coner of Se
ton 6, To n h 33 South, Range
ne 66 feet then on Eat
feet for a Pont of Bginnng, bang
e E on, of Lot 2, ,dgto
an unreorded Pat dated January
1960, iade by R E Con
Surveor of Okeehobee Horoda
fr m sad .OBE, r South along
EaR Boundery of Tsa Lot 27,
feet to the SE oroner of sad Lot,

of State Road 15; thence run No
me aeoan East boundary of
ad I 9 12 feet to a
point thence run Noth on a ine
nn 2 7nNe tbe n n

26 and 27 of d unorded Plat in
Ok hobee County, orda LESS
North e of said a Trats for High-
Way Purpotes.

Begi nnng a the Norteast cone of
ion 6, Township 33 South,

1320 thee run West a i
parall h the North boundary of
ald Seoton 6, for a dlstce of
4359 32 feet to the Southeast codr
of Lt 28, according to a survey of a
shp 33 Sor Range 35 Eas, and
an oa orded lat made by R E
Wllis, County SOcfeyor of Okeeho-
bee Couny, dated January 5, 190,
Iad pant betng te ont of egn
ning; from s aid Point f Begnnng
continue t for a dtane of 330
feet thae Noth at ngo angles fo
a dlstne of 660 feet; thence East
at right angles f a distance of 330
feet, tence Sth at rht angles for
a distance of 660 feet to the Point of
Beginning Said tract being kn a
Lot 28 of the unreorded Plat of
Coh Han Estates. Le. and ex-
cept a trp of land 33 feet wide off
of the North sidn fr Highway pur-
hoar,
ha been filed agant you and you
are red to serve a copy of your
wntn defense, if any, to t on
FRANK H. FEE, I0, ESQ. of FEE, De-
RO & FEE, PInt aonMAt,
whose a ddtress to 50 tnrgnd Ave.,
Suiote 200, Fort herce Florida,
3982, on or befo 7/ '/2009,
and le the ognael th the Clerk of
ths Court, either before on
Fanmtofs attorney or immediate
theafter; othewise, a default will
e entered against you for the re
demanded n the C heplant
WITNESS my hanandnd the y of
thM Court onhet h day of June,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Arien Neals
SDeputy Clerk
323877 ON 6/12,19/09








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IN E CIRC COURTFOR
THE NINE ENTH UDICIL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECOBEE COUNT, FLORA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-C-123
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DERRICK ACE ROGERS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The admmlnosaon of the etat of


the ut Cout for Oke rhobee
DERDICK0A E ROGERS, dOFeanad,


County, Florida, Probate on, the
address of whh s 312 NW, 3rd
Steer, Okeechobee Florda 34972.
The names and arela of the per-
al repsentah e and th peron-
al representate's attorney are set
forth below.
All oedtors of the decent and

whom aapy of tlh t noOn ti





othet persons hobng cans Bortde-
uredto e served must file their
TER OF 3MOTH AFTER OTHE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBUCATION
OF THS NO OR 3 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM
All edtos of the decent and
other peon having lam or de
mands against deceden estate
mt file teir dalms with ths ou
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLtCATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO 2) EARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATEOF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publcatoH of thi
noce s June 19th, n2009,
Pe.onal Repre ta ve:
REGNA MOATS
629 NW 36ath Steet
Okenhobee, FL 34972
Aitomey f aperal Repr e otai'
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 NE. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34972
(8 t63) 763 n0
Fla. Bar No. 270441
324756 ON 6/19,26/09

PUBUC NOTICE
The Okeehobee County Board of
its Regular Session on Tueday
une 23, 2t009 at 900 a.m at the
Health DeparN nt Aud0onum,
72 NW 9th Avenue, Okcho-
bee, Florida.
Any peMon decdng to an1ea
any decsion made by the Board
of County Commsinoners wh re-
spet to any matter consdred a
this me=tng wll need a eord of
the preedlngS, and that, for
such purpose he or she wl
need to ensure that a verbatim
-ord of -ucH pLedFngS s
made, which .ord shall mlude
the teatimony and edene upon
whlc the appeal s to be based.
In acordance wth the Amencas
wi Dlsabllle Act (ADA) and
Forida Statute 26.26 perons
with dsblltls edlng specla
taommodatfon to partcpate in
this preedlng should contact
Paula Poskon, no later than two
(2) working as pnor to the pr
ceedlng at 863-763-4559 or
863-763-2131, ext. 2100. If you
are heanng or voe impaired, cal
TOO 1-800-222-3448 (vOe) 01or
1-883-447-5620 M.Y
oilf Bett JXr, lCharman
Board of County Commlssoner
Okeechobee County, Flonida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissiners
Okeechobe Cou Flonida
324638 ON 6/19/


IN THE CIRCIT COURT OF
THE 19TH 0UDICAL CIRCUIT,
INAND FOR OKEE( OBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ImL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2 A 673CA
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANI SB,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDY-
MAC BANK, FSB

NICOLLE SAINT-FEUX; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NICOLLE SINT-FEUX,
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN purs-
ant to an Order Reshedung Fore-
dure Sale dated 6/16/200 and
entered in Cae No
2008CA0 673CA, of the Circut
Court of te 19TH Judi-al C.rt in
and fo OKEECHOBEE County, on-
da INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, SB,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDY-
MAC BANK, F8 Plantiff and NI-
COLLE SINT-FLX; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NICOLLE SAINT-FX,
UNKNOWN PERSON IN POSSE
SION OF TE SU T PROPERTY;
are defendant I wll sell to the
hhest and best bidder for cashm
Jury Assenby Room 2nd or Of
The Okteehoee ounly udial
Center, 312, N.W 3Rd Street, Okee-
chbee, Honda 34972 At 312
In Okeechobee County, Floda, at
,00a.m, onthes3W day of Au-
gust, 200. the follwong desonbed
property as set forth in aid Final
Judgment, to wt,
Par14
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 6
SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUIe. IRNEe 33 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 AT PAGES 3A-D, IN-
CLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
SUECT TO AN EASEMENT OF
E SOU 0 30 FEET THEREOF
MR ROAD AND DRAINAGE
PURPOSES.
A person a g n in0re 9 t0 in the
surplus fom te ale, if any, other
than the mpety owner as of the
date of the lis pendn ut file a
dam wthn 60 day after the sae,
Dated thi 17th day of Ju, 2OO9.
SHARON ROBGETSON
As COerk of sad Cour
By Lnda F Youn
As Deputy Cle
The noce rovded pursuant to
Admlnlsetrate OPrde NO.265, to
In acordane with the America
with DOsablies Act, If you are a
person th a dsabilty who needs
any a1commondatlo n n older to par-
cpate in this poceeding, you are
ent, ted at no cost uto you, to pvl-
sons of ceran astane. Pleas
contact the Court Admlnitrator at
250 NW Country Club Drie, Port S
Luce Honda 34986, Phone No,
(772)807-4370 lthm 2 working
days of your recept of this noice or
pleading,. f you are hearing im-
paired, call 1800-955771 (D),
if u ae o1e impaled cal
1-80-955-8770 (V) (Via onda Re-
l.aServices).


Man accused of raping teen


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man already in jail on unrelated
charges has been arrested and ac-
cused of raping a 13-year-old girl.
Travis Goff, 39, S.W 21st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Tuesday,
June 16, on a charge of lewd or las-
civious battery on a child less than
16. His bond was set at $50,000.
Records at the Okeechobee
County Jail indicate that Goff was
arrested in January on charges of


resisting a law en-
forcement officer
with violence and
failure to appear.
Detective M.D.
Faulkner, of the
Okeechobee
County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), t
stated in his arrest Travis
report that the in- Goff
cident took place
in November of 2008. He said the
victim was afraid to tell anyone, but


Sexual Predator Notice

The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office by an offender over the age
is disclosing this informa- of 18 on April 19, 2001 in
tion to the public in order Palm Beach County. If you
to enhance public safety have any questions about
awareness and protection. this bulletin, contact Connie
This information is not or Michele at the Okeecho-
intended to increase fear bee County Sheriff's Office
rather it is this agency's be- at 863-763-3117, ext. 2240
lief that an informed public or Web site: http://fdle.state.
is a safer public. This bulle- fl.us.
tin should be used only for
information purposes. Citi- Rodney
zen abuse of the informa- Leitner
tion to threaten, intimidate
or harrass offenders will not be tolerated in
any manner. The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the sentence
imposed on them by the courts. They are
not wanted by the police at this time. Sex
offenders have always lived in the commu-
nities. The only change is the public is now
better informed.
Rodney Leitner, age 42, is a white male
with blond hair and blue eyes. He is 6'3" tall
and weighs 230 Ibs. He is now residing at
2125 N.W. Second Street, Okeechobee.
Leitner was convicted of lewd and las-
civious on a victim less than 12 years of age


when her mother eventually found
out she immediately contacted law
enforcement.
He went on to explain that after
reviewing the case the state attor-
ney's office may elect to "bump up"
the charge to sexual battery.
According to the detective's ar-
rest report, the man allegedly lured
the victim into his house and bed-
room on the pretense of giving her
a cell phone. At some point he shut
the bedroom door, locked it, then
raped the teen.


Community Event


Pregnancy Financial

Assistance Available

Are you pregnant? Have you been
turned down for Medicaid? Healthy
Start may be able to help. For infor-
mation, contact Becky Smith at 863-
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