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Vol. 100 No. 75


SEECHOBE NEWS


Wednesday, June 24, 2009


50 Plus tax


Jackson named new
OHS football coach
Okeechobee High School of-
ficials announced Monday that
Myron Jackson, 32, will coach the
OHS Brahmans football team.
Mr. Jackson, a 1994 OHS gradu-
ate, played tight end at Florida State
University, where he earned a mas
ters degree in sports management.
For more on the new coach and
his plans for the 2009 Brahman
football season, see future editions
of the Okeechobee News.

Index
Classifieds 14-17
Community Events........................6....
Crossword 18
Obituaries.. ....... ...... ........ 6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ........ ......... ...... ........ .. 11
Weather 2
Lake Levels

11.91 feet
Last Year: 9.29 feet
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Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth given
in feet above sea level
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Submitted photos/Lester and Rosa Ward
For the birds ...
A colorful sunflower wreath on the front door of Lester and
Rosa Ward's home in the Blue Heron subdivision attracted
plenty of attention -- and some new residents. When a bird
attempted to make a nest in the wreath, Mrs. Ward at first
tried to discourage it. But when the mama bird started to
lay eggs, the Wards gave up, locked the door and started
going in and out through their garage. They have enjoyed
watching the baby birds hatch and grow. Soon the babies
will leave the nest and the Wards will regain the use of their
front door.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Once again Okeechobee Coun-
ty Commissioners, at their meeting
on Tuesday, June 23 discussed the
budget shortfall. This time they
actually took some action. Sev-
eral other items discussed that day
were also influenced by the budget
shortfall.
Because of a shortfall of an-
ticipated revenues, commissioners
adopted a resolution reducing the
budget by $3,314,241. Most sourc
es of revenue are down from what
was anticipated when the budget
was planned.
Capital projects manager Don-
nie Oden presented the board with
a list of budget reductions his de
apartment had accomplished since
May 2008. Library director Kresta


King also reported on cost savings
at the library. Upon her recom-
mendation commissioners voted
to close the library on Mondays
beginning in August. The library
will then be open five days a week
from Tuesday to Saturday. This will
allow all staff members to be pres-
ent every day thus improving effi-
ciency of operation.
Former county commissioner
David Hazellief, representing the
Okeechobee County Cattlemen's
Association along with Maureen
Burroughs of Okeechobee Main
Street were present to receive a
proclamation making July 25 the
National Day of the American
Cowboy in Okeechobee County.
Mr. Hazellief noted that all of the
activities planned for that day, in-
See COUNTY -Page 2


Riddle is Red Cross


Volunteer of the Year


The Okeechobee Service Center
of the American Red Cross named
Frank Riddle as their 2009 Volun-
teer of the Year.
This award is presented to
the volunteer whose exceptional
commitment, determination, abil-
ity and unwavering support has
enabled the Okeechobee Service
Center to carry out the mission of
the American Red Cross to help
the people of Okeechobee County


prevent, prepare for, and respond
to emergencies.
Frank has been a volunteer for
the American Red Cross for seven
years, and re
ceived his award
at the Annual
Volunteer Ap-
preciation Day
recently held at
Lion Country
Safari. Frank Riddle


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OHS Rodeo Team National Qualifiers (Front left to right) Lexi Peade
Summerford Breanne Lee Andrew Holmes. In the back row, from
are: Jay Zeller James Greeson Jacoby Johns, not pictured JR G



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qualify for national


Eight members of the Okeechobee High
School Rodeo Team have earned positions
on the team representing the state at the
National High School Rodeo.
They will travel to Farmington, New Mex-
ico to compete in the 61st Annual National
High School Rodeo Finals.
The students will compete against 1,500
other contestants from 41 states, five Cana-
dian provinces and Australia. The teens will
compete for more than $200,000 in prizes,
$325,000 in scholarships and the chance
to be named National High School Rodeo
Champion.
To earn this title, a contestant must finish
in the top 20 after two go rounds of intense
competition before advancing to Saturday
night's final championship performance.
Members of the OHS team who will be
competing at nationals are: Joseph Sum-
merford in Boys' Cutting, Breanne Lee in
Pole Bending, Lexi Peaden in Girls' Break-


away Roping Jacoby Johns a


COUNTY
Continued From Page 1

eluding a ranch rodeo, are free and that the
event brings in money to the community. In
light of those facts he asked commissioners
to waive the fee for use of the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center.
In the past such requests were funded
from promotional funds that has been
budgeted to the county commissioners.
Deputy County Administrator Robbie Char
ter reminded the commissioners that their
promotional account did not have enough
funds to cover that request.
Commissioner Joey Hoover suggested
that the five commissioners pay the ag cen-
ter fee out of their own pockets. Mr. Hazellief
declined the offer stating he did not wish to
place such a burden on the commission-
ers. He said that if the commissioners were
elissa McKay not inclined to waive the fee, he would go
en Joseph back to the event's sponsors and ask for the
left to right money. Commissioners voted three to one
iomez. with one abstention to sponsor the event
and take the funds from the ag-center oper-
ating fund. Commissioner Ray Domer voted
against the motion and commissioner Joey
Hoover abstained from voting because he
belongs to the Cattlemen's Association.
In a non budgetary item commissioners
approved an amendment to an agreement
with the Florida Heartland Rural Economic
Is Development Incentive dealing with an eco
nomic development project at the Sebring
nd Andrew Regional Airport and Commerce Park. The


Holmes in Bareback Riding, Jay Zellar and
James Greeson in Saddle Bronc Riding, and
J.R. Gomez in Steer Wrestling.
To follow the local team members, visit
the National High School Rodeo Associa-
tion Web site for daily results at www.nhsra.
org.
The OHS Rodeo Team will host local
fund raisers to help with the trip expenses
including: a benefit rodeo on June 27 at
Brighton Seminole Reservation; Celebrity
Server Night at Golden Corral on June 29,
and a Beefaroni Dinner on July 2 (for tickets
for pickup or delivery call 863-634-1962.)
The NHSRF is scheduled to air Nov. 18,
Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9 on RFD-TV.
For more information, contact OHS Ro
deo Team Coach Melissa McKay at 8-6-634-
1962.


Local weather forecast


Weather forecast for Okeechobee County
from the National Weather Service
Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Partly cloudy with a high near
92 and a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after noon. Heat indexes will
reach as high as 99. Winds will be from the
east northeast around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 172 and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be
from the south southeast around 5 mph be-
coming calm.


Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high
near 88 and a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms mainly after noon. Winds
will be from the southeast around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a
low around 70 and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be
around 5 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 89
and a 40 percent chance of scattered showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the
south southwest between 5 and 10 mph.


June 24, 2009

amendment changes the acreage involved
and the map of the project.
After considerable discussion the board
voted to allow Waste Management to offer a
lower rate to an out of county waste source
than that charged for in-countywaste. Waste
Management representative Jeff Sabin
stated the deviation from the contract was
necessary in order to competitively bid on a
contract the next day. While he said he was
not authorized to negotiate the price for in-
county waste, he promised to come back to
the board to negotiate that price. Once again
commissioners discussed, but took no ac-
tion on suspending impact fees. Staff was di
reacted to bring back figures on how impact
fee collections have been progressing and
anticipated impact fees in the futures.
Turning to appointments, the board ap-
pointed J. D. Mixon to the affordable hous-
ing committee. Commissioner Hoover noted
that there was only one applicant for the po-
sition. He said that when he served on that
committee they had trouble getting mem-
bers. Mr. Hoover encouraged more people
to serve on the committee stating that this
committee was responsible for bringing in
large amounts of housing grant money into
the county.
The board approved an amendment to
the local housing assistance plan to add the
Florida Opportunity Program which was
created by the 2009 legislature to provide for
up to $8,000 in purchase assistance to appli-
cants that are eligible to receive a first time
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Convicted drug dealer gets 15 years A REAL o
By Eric Kopp 29, 2008. He served two years following his misdemeanors-and that his stint in prison
Okeechobee News 2006 conviction for possession of cocaine "didn't get the message across."
A convicted drug dealer who was re- and two counts sale/manufacture/delivery of Ms. Tew then asked that Whittaker be B A I
leased from prison in February of 2008 is cocaine, sentenced to a total of 45 years in prison as a
headed back to prison after being declared a Whittaker told the judge that he had habitualoffender. Butdefense attorney Glenn if v 're looking to
habitual felony offender made some "bad choices" in his life but J. Sneider argued that the state was guilty of in
Tobias Keion Whittaker, 27, went before growing up in his neighborhood was tough "great over-reaching" with that penalty. s ave m nH -- a8nI
Circuit Court Judge Law- and that he started using drugs at a young "I'm asking the court to be fair," he said S Ve m aey -- EE
rence Mirman on Monday, age. One of his bad choices was evident in to Judge Mirman. "Just be fair. That's all I'm the a
June 22, and was handed a a video played before the court in which asking." After taking a few minutes Judge who isn't these dvs?
15 year prison sentence af Whittaker could be seen selling cocaine to Mirman spoke. "He's a street seller of co-
ter being found guilty of the an undercover law enforcement officer. The aine. To me, it's a rather simple case," the bscribi t t
sale of cocaine and posses video showed Whittaker reaching inside the judge said. "Your prior sentence hasn't made
sion of cocaine with intent vehicle, turning it off then taking the ignition the point." Okeechobee News
to sell. Whittaker was also keys. He then demanded the officer get out Besides the prison sentence, Whittaker
found guilty of burglary of of the vehicle, but the officer refused will have surrender hi driver's license for .i r O
a conveyanc and was Sen T. Whittaker's mother, Mary Washington, will have to surrender... driver'slicense f r is a real n


tenced to five years on that Whittaker
charge. That will run con-
currently with the other sentence.
Judge Mirman also gave Whittaker 60
days in the Okeechobee County Jail after
he was found guilty of petit theft. However,
Whittaker was given credit for 60 days he has
already spent in jail.
Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Tew,
arguing that Whittaker should be classified
as a habitual felony offender, pointed out
that Whittaker was released from prison Feb.


testified that her son started using drugs at
the age of 15 and described the neighbor-
hood in which he grew up as a "drug infest-
ed area." She also testified that her son had a
drug problem.
Whittaker, dressed in an orange jump
suit, admitted to Judge Mirman that he had
a problem and asked the judge for help. "I'm
coming to you as a man for help," he told the
judge. "I'm not a career criminal."
But, the state painted an entirely different
picture by saying that Whittaker had a total
of 11 prior convictions-both felonies and


vv years anu pay court costs an es totau-
ling $790.
In a second case, Whittaker was sen-
tenced to five years in prison after being
found guilty of tampering with evidence and
possession of cocaine. Those sentences are
to run concurrently and will run concurrent-
ly with his other sentence. He will be also be
credited with a total of 172 days he's already
served in the county jail, and will have to pay
$790 in courts costs and fees.
He was not classified as a habitual felony
offender in this case.


Argument turns physical, one arrested


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A good samaritan barely
escaped injury early Tues-
day when he tried to help
a woman who was being
assaulted.
Arrested June 23 was Javier R.
Javier Reynaldo Williams, Williams
25, N.E. 15th Ave., who was charged with


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).
Eric D. Molina, 28, N.W 40th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Of-
ficer Charles Green on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation driving under the influence
and contempt failure to appear. He is being
held without bond.
James Bigford, 26, N.W. 17th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 by Dep
uty Rusty Hartsfield on a Department of Cor-
rections warrant charging him with violation
of probation -dealing in stolen property and
violation of probation giving false informa-
tion to a pawnbroker. He is being held with-
out bond.
Lindsey Padgett, 22, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 by
Deputy Steven McKinley on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with grand


one count of aggravated assault. Williams
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $2,500.
According to an arrest report by Deputy
Howard Pickering, of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Williams and a
female victim were involved in an argument.
During the argument the 5-foot-8-inch, 200
pound Williams struck the woman with his
fist, the arrest report stated.


theft and giving false information to a pawn-
broker. Her bond was set at $10,000.
Stephanie Jane Huff, 26, N.W 53rd Ter
race, Okeechobee, was arrested June 20 by
Deputy Javier Gonzalez on a misdemeanor
charge resisting a law enforcement officer
without violence. Her bond was set at $500.
She was later arrested by Deputy Bart Potter
on Okeechobee County warrants charging
her with felony petit theft (two counts). Her
bond on those charges was set at a total of
$5,000.
James Jay Perdue, 26, S.E. 23rd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by Offi
cer Chad Green on a charge of driving while
license suspended habitual offender. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Enrique Arellano, 19, N.W 12th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by Offi-
cer Jack Boon on felony charges of battery
on a law enforcement officer resisting a law
enforcement officer with violence. He was
also arrested on misdemeanor charges of
disorderly intoxication. His bond was set at
$5,500.
Jesus Arellano, 18, N.W 12th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by Offi-


A male witness to the alleged assault then
stepped in to help the woman.
The two men then began to argue and at
some point Williams picked up a golf club
and swung it at the other man-just miss
ing his head by inches, stated the deputy's
report.
Deputy Pickering's report did not indicate
if the woman required any medical atten-
tion.


cer Ryan Holroyd on felony charges of bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer and resist-
ing a law enforcement office with violence.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Robert Hysell, 44, S.E. 36th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 22 by Wil-
liam E. McNiff from the Department of Cor-
rections on a charge of violation of proba-
tion aggravated assault with a weapon.
His bond had not been set as of newspaper
deadline.
Steve Gilmore, 41, S.W. Burman, Port St.
Lucie, was arrested June 22 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on a warrant charging
him with violation of parole -burglary of an
occupied dwelling/conveyance and viola-
tion of parole -felony battery. He is being
held without bond.
Deborah King, 45, S.W. 71st. Ave., Pom-
pano Beach, was arrested June 22 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on a warrant charging her
with failure to appear -change of plea and
failure to appear arraignment. She is being
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Cigarette taxes
Maybe we should start protesting that
alcohol get a huge tax. It kills more per year
that smokes do. It also costs us tax dollars
when they are behind bars for vehicular
man-slaughter, or their families are on wel-
fare cause dad drank himself to death with
no care. As of today since the tax hike on
smokes, I personally know of 22 people that
have stopped or are trying very hard to, in-
cluding myself. Who is going to pay for the
tobacco workers when we stop buying to-
bacco in any form?

Heat advisory
I don't know what the heat index is
supposed to be today, but I know it's going
to be very hot.
Recognizing Heat Stroke Warning signs
of heat stroke vary but may include the fol-
lowing:
-- An extremely high body temperature
(above 103F, orally);
Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating);
Rapid, strong pulse;
Throbbing headache;
Dizziness;
Nausea;
Confusion; and,
Unconsciousness.
If someone is showing the signs of heat
stroke, seek medical care!

Dogs
If we stop buying puppies from un-
known people and
start going to our
shelters and rescues
for these animals. ,*
then your adoption ..- -
fee covers all, shots
and spaying ... if
they are not pure-
breds, so what. You are wasting your money
on purebreds, anyway. They are only a dog.


Should pregnant girls be
allowed in middle school?
I just read the poll on if pregnant 14
year olds should be able to attend public
school and I must say I am completely sick-
ened that 76 percent voted that it should be
OK. What is wrong with you people? What
kind of example does that set for the other
students? It's wrong, gross, and shows irre
sponsible parenting. I have spoken to sev
eral parents in the past few weeks and they
are all resorting to virtual schooling because
of what our kids are being exposed to. It's
really sad to have to resort to this.
Just because a middle school kid gets
pregnant that doesn't mean that they turn
into Second Class citizens. They still have
that right to go to school.
Then what should happen with these
girls? What about the fathers, should they
be able to go to school? She didn't get preg-
nant by herself. We can't leave these awful
boys in school either. Heaven forbid they
get someone else pregnant. You just pray it
doesn't happen to your child or grandchild,
and never say "never." I've seen it happen to
good parents.
I really think it was better for all con-
cerned when they pulled the pregnant girls
out of the regular classes and put them in
classes by themselves to graduate or get
their GED, and also attend parenting classes
so they will know how to take care of the
baby when it arrives. Today teens seem to
treat babies like a fashion accessory.
It is unfortunate 14 year old, and young
er, girls are getting pregnant. Ignoring them
or worse denying them an education is not
any type of rational response. Chances are
these young ladies do not have two involved
parents at home who care who they are as-
sociating with or where they are at all times.
So when someone, more than likely an
older male, showed them some attention
they were quick to respond to that attention.
When a fellow classmate got pregnant, dur-
ing my daughter's years at Osceola Middle
School, I used this to have an adult conver-
sation about actions and their consequences
with both my children. We had already had
the sex talk but knowing the girl who was
pregnant made the conversation a lot more
real for both of them. Attempting to protect
your children from every possible lurking
danger will not prepare them to make prop-
er decisions in your absence.


The problem lies with the fact that
most are scared to death to talk about it
with their parents. Many parents don't want
their "little" babies on birth control. To add
insult to injury, we are an "abstinence" only
school district. All they are allowed to do
is talk about abstinence. Kids are not able
to access birth control at school and if they
have to sneak to the health department or
clinic (FCHC), they are scared to death that
their parents will find out. I would rather my
kids be protected, than worry about preg-
nancy or something else that they can't fix,
like HIV

Agri-Civic Center
The design of the Agri-Civic center is
poor compared to other arenas for ag re-
lated events or concerts. It looks like they
designed it for future A.C. because they cut
off most of the breeze way. You can tell it
was a special interest. Someone lobbied for
this for their own agenda. There is nothing
wrong with the Cattlemen's Arena for Ag re
lated events it has a breeze. In fact I know
several residents that will not contribute
to rodeos since they have been moved to
the agri-civic center. I propose the rodeos
move back to the Cattlemen's Arena or at
least have events there for eventers during
agri centers rodeos. See who attends what.
You could have a rodeo at the agri center
and a BBQ at the cattlemen's. I suspect the
Cattlemen's Arena will get more attendance.
Sorry Okeechobee residents but we all let
this thing happen. We have learned from
this that we have to keep a better eye on our
county government. Don't let a few special
interests control this county.
Okeechobee was honored to be cho
sen to host the State finals for High School
rodeo. There were hundreds of people out
there enjoying the facility. I was a die hard
for the old barn by the high school and still
am for the rodeo arena by the hospital. Love
the seating and the openness of it all. Rain
or shine. If attending a rodeo is too hot for
you, this is not the sport for you. Cowboys
do get hot, so do the day workers and such,
air conditioning is not what they work in.
The rodeo grounds, on 441, to me is a his-
torical site, but like many of the other histori-
cal sites, it will be torn down in the so called
name of progress, which is terrible. Nothing
is sacred around here -- not the old hotel,
not the old jail, not the powder blue cottage,
nothing.


The Okeechobee Cattlemen's Arena
never cost the taxpayers a cent. The Cattle-
men's Association owns it. What they do
with it is up to them. But I hope they go back
to holding the rodeos there. It's just not as
much fun at the Agri-Civic Center. With no
breeze, it's hot and uncomfortable. Yes, it is
out of the rain, but we always rodeo rain or
shine anyway. The only time they cancelled
the rodeo was due to a hurricane and even
a top cowboy can't rope a calf in a 100-mph
wind!
I agree that graduation was something
of a disappointment at the Agri-Civic Center,
especially because there was nowhere for
the families to meet with the graduates af-
ter the ceremony. There was a huge mass of
people trying to get out of the building, just
a huge crush of a crowd and it was pouring
rain. When they had it at the school, they had
a reception area set up in the cafeteria and
places set up to take photos. It was much
nicer when they had it at the school, in my
opinion. I think they should let the graduate
ing class vote on where to hold it.

Court rejects
backpumping ban
Homeowners and commercial proper-
ties are as big of contributors of phosphorus
as the ag operations. The SFWMD operates
the system as it was designed to operated
by the Federal Government, which is exactly
what the populous asked for when they de-
manded the Federal Government to build a
system to protect them from the flood wa-
ters of Lake Okeechobee. Now we have this
flood control system to deliver water to the
ocean so we can live here and it's the SFW-
MD's fault for operating the system the way
it was designed to be operated.

Turbulence
I think that when they put the satellites
up in orbit, it changes our weather patterns.
All these things they launch into space, cre-
ate turbulence and that is what is causing
these tornadoes and storms.

Schools
What wonderful news to read that our
school system earned an "A" ranking from the
state. That is a big accomplishment. I hope
they keep up the good work and especially
continue the improvement at the high school


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OPINION


June 24, 2009




June 24, 2009

Letters to the editor


Okeechobee News


Okeechobee County
teen pregnancy rate is
double the state average
I am a member of the Teen Pregnancy
Task Force in Okeechobee County. This Task
Force is committed to educating the com-
munity about the risks and consequences of
pregnancy at an early age. Teen pregnancy is
a critical issue facing Okeechobee County.
In the State of Florida from 2005-2007 for
every 1000 females between the ages of 15
to 19, 42 gave birth. In Okeechobee County
in the years 2005-2007 for every 1000 fe-
males between the ages of 15-19, 84 gave
birth to a child. As you can see, Okeechobee
County has twice as many teen births than
the state average.
According to the Florida Department


of Health's On Preventing Pregnancy bro-
chure there are health risks associated with
teen pregnancy and teen motherhood. It is
found that teens often eat poorly and neglect
their nutrition which contributes to low birth
weight while some will smoke, drink and
use other drugs while pregnant. Babies born
with low birth weight are more likely to die
in their first month of life. Pregnant teens are
less likely to get early and regular prenatal
care, which can lead to serious health prob-
lems. Teens are more at risk for pregnancy
complications, premature labor, and high
blood pressure.
The parents are the first and most influen-
tial source of sexual education for their chil-
dren. Educate your child about the risks of
pre-marital sex and listen to what the child
has to say. Provide an opportunity for open
discussion for your child and encourage


Community Calendar


Wednesday
Martha's House Spanish support groups-
meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace.
Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Anoth-
er group meets in the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave.,
from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-
2893.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sa-
cred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St. It will be a closed discussion.
NA. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For
Today Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave.
For information call 863-634-4780.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose
Lodge. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and
bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet from 9 a.m. until
2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on
U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8
p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior,
200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center is open from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your an-
cestors are is welcome to attend. For infor-
mation, call Robert Massey at 863-763-6510.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will
meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post 64 501 S.E. Second St. All
Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For
information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-
1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will
meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please join us or ask questions. Call Phyllis
at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-4920,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-
763-5996.


Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunk-
lin Memorial, 407 N.W Third Ave. Everyone
is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher
at 863-357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly
support groups for women who are, or have
been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups
meet at 6 p.m. For information, call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at 863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents
who have lost a child will meet at 7 p.m.
The group will meet at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. For
information, call Stephanie at 863-763-2893
days, or 863-467-2480 evenings. If you know
of someone that might need this group,
please pass the word.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes
from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area Agency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is car-
ing for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411
S.E. Fourth St. For information, call 863-467-
2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to
1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at
Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W Sixth Ave. at
7 p.m. For information call Monika at 863-
801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608
S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Bring
your sewing project and machine and join in
on the fun. All types of sewing is welcome.
For more information call Belinda Boyle at
863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-
2231.


them to wait to have sex. The only 100%,
never fail method to prevent pregnancy is
to not have sexual intercourse. Abstaining
means that you have decided to wait until
you are completely ready for the joys and
consequences of sex. It is the most effective
way to reach your goals and to avoid worry-
ing about pregnancy.
There are different types of birth con-
trol methods that are available for preven-
tion, however it requires responsibility.
Talk to your primary doctor and see which
birth control method is right for you. The
Okeechobee County Health Department has
a family planning clinic that will provide birth
control to all Okeechobee County residents


between the ages of 12-17 free of charge re-
gardless of income. This free service does
require that you make an appointment by
calling 863-462-5819.
I hope that all parents will take the time
to discuss this important issue with their
own children. It is important to have chil-
dren grow up to be responsible mature
adults without the role of being a parent too
early. Please ensure your child's future by
having open communication and encourag-
ing them to make good decisions.
Staci Sharpe, Registered Nurse
Senior Community Health
Nursing Supervisor
Okeechobee County Health Dept.


A welcome clean up
Okeechobee Main Street held a clean-
up day at the site for the first of four,
S"Welcome to the City of Okeecho-
bee" signs. The first welcome sign
will be placed atthe East side of Hwy
441 between the front of Home Depot
and the Lake Shoppes. We would like
Sto thank the volunteers that came out
an helped us "git'er done"! Renee'
Mims, Wesley Mims, Cheryl Dan-
iels, County Administrator Lyndon
Bonner, Elbert Batton, Thomas and
Susan Barber, Toni Doyle, Linda Wo-
loski, Terry Burroughs and Tom Mc-
Coin and crew from Charlies Lawn &
Submitted photo/OKMS Landscape.



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Community Events

Small business
start up seminar planned
The Small Business Development Center
will be holding a one-day, two-hour seminar
covering the Frequently Asked Questions
about Starting a Small Business on Thurs-
day, June 25. This seminar is not a step by
step guide to starting a business but will in-
stead tackle many of the tougher questions
prospective business owners will face and
have to make decisions about throughout
the business planning process including is-
sues after they have opened the doors. There
will be a day and an evening session-each
session covers the same information. The
day session will be from 11 a.m.-I p.m. and
the evening session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at
the Williamson Conference Center at In-
dian River State College. Reservations are
required. Call to reserve your spot today:
863-517-0097.

Friends of the Library Book
Club to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library
Book Club will be reading "People of the
Book" by Geraldine Brooks for discussion at
the Thursday, June 25, meeting at 6 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library. The meet-
ing is free and open to the public. For more
information call Jan Fehrman at 239-357-
9980.

Chamber plans Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
Coffee Klatch will be Thursday, June 25, at
8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 3101 Hwy.
441 S. Chamber members and those inter-
ested in joining the Chamber of Commerce
are welcome.

Obituaries
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap.com.

Anna June Burke, 60
OKEECHOBEE Anna June Burke, age 60, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, June 22, 2009, in
the St. Lucie Hospice House. Born Oct. 17, 1948,
in Carlise, Ky., she had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 24 years.
She was preceded in death by a son, Ricky
Booth.
She is survived by her husband, Tommy Burke
of Okeechobee; stepdaughter, Erica Burke of
Nicholasville, Ky.; sister, Helen Sears of Frank-
fort, Ky.; brother, Vernon Moore of Cynthiana,
Ky.; grandson, Nicholas Booth of Graniteville,
S.C.; great-grandson, Cameron Booth of Gra-
niteville, S.C.; and stepfather, Raymond Booth of
Millersburg, Ky.
There will be no public visitation or services.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may
be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


Middle School sports tryouts set
Soccer & Volleyball tryouts will be held
Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug.
28, at Osceola Middle School from 3:45-
5:30 p.m. Physicals need to be turned in
NO LATER than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug.
25. Physical forms can be picked up at the
school from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. throughout
the summer.

OHS benefit rodeo
The Okeechobee High School Rodeo
team will hold a benefit rodeo on June 27,
at the Fred Smith Arena at Brighton Seminole
Reservation. Exhibitions begin at 8 a.m.,
5D barrels 10 a.m., Exhibition poles, pole
bending, goat tying, breakaway not begin-
ning before 2 p.m., calf roping, team roping
not beginning before 4 p.m. $30 entry fee
for BR, PB, GT, CR, Breakaway roping; $25
entry fee per man for team roping, $4 exhi-
bitions. Proceeds to benefit the Okeechobee
High School Rodeo Team national mem-
bers. For more information visit www.REZ-
RODEO.com or call Melissa at 863-634-1962
or Molleetha at 863-467-6039.

Godwin family plans annual
reunion in Bassinger
You're invited to attend the Annual
Godwin Family Reunion on Saturday,
June 27 at the Bassinger Civic Center
starting at 10 a.m. A barbecue lunch
will be served at noon. Meat will be fur-
nished, you are asked to bring a covered
dish of fruit, vegetables, salad or desert.
For questions please call Pearl Godwin at
863-763-2614, or Jimmy Godwin at 772-
216-3048. The Rambling Rose bluegrass
band will entertain again this year.



Pascual Garcia, 36
OKEECHOBEE Pascual Garcia age 36 of
Okeechobee died Saturday, June 20, 2009. Born
Feb. 11, 1973, in Michocan, Mexico, he had
been a resident of Okeechobee for over 15 years
and was of the Catholic Faith.
He is survived by his par-
ents, Leonardo and Rosa Gar-
cia; brother, Heradia Garcia,
all of Okeechobee; sisters,
Maria Javier Garcia of Okee-
chobee, Lucia Hernandez of
Houston, Texas, Dominga
Gomez of California, Jasmin
Garcia of Houston, Texas, and Araceli Garcia of
West Palm Beach.
The family will receive friends starting at 5
p.m. into the evening hours of Thursday, June
25 at their residence. Services will be held on
Friday at St. Theresa's on -r. I, 1i 4 p.m. with
Father Lorenzo Gonzalez .ir., ,, Interment
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
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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Coast Guard Auxiliary
to host boating safety
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
of Okeechobee has scheduled a Safe Boating
Class on June 27, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at the Flotilla Building located at the entrance
of Okee-Tantie Manna. This course, upon
completion and passing the exam, will yield
a Safe Boating ID Card as required by the
State of Florida for 14 to 21 year olds to oper-
ate a personal water craft. Boat operators of
vessels with motors larger than 10 hp and 21
years of age or less are required to complete
and pass the Safe Boating Course before op-
erating such a vessel. This course is open to
all ages. Anyone that has been ordered by the
FWC to take a Safe Boating Class due to a
previous violation on the water is urged to
attend. All course material and aids are pro-
vided. A free lunch will be available. Course
donation is $25 per person. Pre-registration is
required, only a limited number may attend.
Please call 9863-664-0111.

Health and Safety class
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the Health
& Safety class on Tuesday, June 30; First Aid Ba-
sics at 6 p.m. All classes are held at the Service
Center, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To regis-
ter, or for more information call 863-763-2488.


Get REAL in Okeechobee
The Small Business Development Center
at FGCU in partnership with IRSC will launch
its entrepreneurial training program entitled
R.E.A.L. on June 30. REAL stands for Rural
Entrepreneurship through Action Learning.
This 10-week program is a fun, interactive,
comprehensive way to learn about the busi-
ness planning and operations process. Class
one night a week for 10 weeks and attendees
will gain access to professional guest speak-
ers, computer software, and research meth-
ods that can be used as they work through
the business planning process leading up to
and past their dreams of business owner-
ship. There is a $100 deposit with $90 refund
upon successful completion of the course,
Program to be held at the Williamson confer-
ence Center on Campus at IRSC in Okeecho-
bee from 6-9 p.m. Reservations are required,
Call 863-517-0097 to enroll today.

Red Cross plans classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding Health
& Safety classes in July:
Wednesday, July 8th Adult CPR/AED @ 6 p.m
All classes are held at their Service Cen-
ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.


Area churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peace Lutheran is participating in the FL/
GA District Summer Event July 26 Aug.
1. They will be helping the community of
Eustis, which was damaged by Tropical
Storm Faye last fall. The event is open to
high and college level young people and
adults.
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace, will have vacation Bible
school July 13-17 from 6:30 to 8:30. Age
groups will range from preschool through
middle school. The theme is Studio GO!
Upwards Soccer begins at Oakview
Baptist Church on Aug. 31 with evalu-
ations on Aug. 18, 20, 25, and 27. Early
registration is $60 per child. The deadline
to register is Aug. 27. Boys and girls from
K-4 through sixth grade may sign up. For
more information, please call the church
at 763-1699.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail


Notice to Okeechobee Landfil, Inc.
customers

Operating hours
Monday Friday 5 a.m 4 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. 12p.m.
Phone number 863-357-0111 (option 2)

Reminder: Okeechobee Landfill may no
longer accept cash payment for disposal. This
was a Corporate level decision imposed on
Okeechobee Landfill, Inc for the safety of our
employees.
We gladly accept debit cards, credit
cards, and checks (personal and business).


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Judge says Morris is habitual offender


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man with at least 33 arrests was not
only classified as a habitual felony offender
Monday, but was returned to prison by Cir
cult Court Judge Lawrence Mirman.
Michael Bruce Morris, 42, was found
guilty of burglary of a conveyance, loiter-
ing and prowling and petit theft. Because of
his prior criminal history, Judge Mirman or-
dered on June 22 that Morris spend the next
10 years of his life in prison on the burglary
charge.
Morris was also ordered to serve 60 days


in the Okeechobee County Jail on the loiter-
ing charge and 304 days on the petit theft
charge, but was credited with 304 days al
ready served.
In presenting the state's case to classify
Morris as a habitual offender, Assistant State
Attorney Stephanie Tew said Morris' criminal
background includes prior convictions of:
larceny (twice); grand theft (twice); grand
theft-auto (twice); resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence; tampering
with evidence; possession of cocaine (five);
possession of drug paraphernalia (twice);
and, burglary of a conveyance.
Morris was found guilty in 2004 of bur-


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glary of a conveyance and
possession of cocaine. He
was then convicted in 2005
of grand theft-auto.
Records indicate that on
March 29, 2007, Morris was
sentenced to serve two
years in prison after being
convicted of grand theft, Michael B.
trafficking in stolen proper- Morris
ty and giving false informa-
tion to a pawnbroker. He was released from
prison July 22, 2008.
In handing down the sentence, Judge
Mirman said there was no doubt in his mind
that Morris presented a danger to "property
in the community."
The judge also ordered that Morris pay
$1,635 in court costs and fees.
In other court action Monday:
Jackie Graziano, 27, entered into a plea
deal and was found guilty of possession of
cocaine and driving while license suspended
- habitual offender. He was ordered to serve
18 months in prison and was credited with
the nine days he had already served. He will
also have to surrender his driver's license for
two years and pay court costs and fees total-
ling $1,675.
Kenneth Jarvis, 49, entered into a plea
deal and was found guilty of purchase of


cocaine and possession of cocaine. He was
sentenced to serve 90 days in the county jail
and pay court costs and fees totalling $1,295.
He will also be placed on probation for a
period of two years, and will be required to
surrender his driver's license for two years.
Jarvis received credit for the three days he
had already served in jail.
Patricia Perry, 49, entered into a plea
deal and was found guilty of felony petit
theft. She was ordered to serve 90 days in
the county jail, and to be placed on proba
tion for two years. She received credit for the
four days she had already spent in jail. Perry
was also ordered to pay court costs and fees
totalling $1,120.
Billy Joe Simmons, 36, entered into
a plea deal and was found guilty of grand
theft. He was ordered to serve one year in
the county jail, and pay court costs and fees
totalling $1,050. Simmons received credit for
the five days he had already spent in jail.
Tom Douglas Hoover, 20, was sen-
tenced to serve six months in the county jail
after entering his plea to violation of proba
tion first degree petit theft. His probation
was revoked and he was ordered to pay
court costs and fees totalling $300. He will
receive credit for the 103 days already served
in the county jail.


Man charged in thefts of coins, pills


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail under a
total bond of $20,000 for his alleged con-
nection into a pair of bur-
glaries.
Alfredo Gomez Jr., 20,
S.E. 57th Drive, was ar-
rested Monday, June 22,
on two counts of burglary
of a dwelling and two
counts of grand theft.
Arrest reports from
the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Alfredo
indicate that a burglar al- Gomez, Jr.
legedly entered two differ
ent homes, from which he reportedly took
money and prescription medication.


In an arrest affidavit by OCSO Detective
M.D. Faulkner, the man apparently entered
the home of an acquaintance on Friday,
June 12, and took a 5-gallon jug. The jug,
continued the report, contained $2,500 in
change.
Detective Faulkner went on to state in
his report that the intruder took the change
to a local supermarket where he converted
the change to cash.
Gomez was also arrested Monday by
OCSO Deputy Donnie Holmes for breaking
into a home on N.W. Fourth St. where he
allegedly took 75, 30mg oxycodone pills.
The deputy stated that Gomez entered the
home ofa friend around 6 p.m. on Sunday,
June 21, while the homeowner was gone.


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Butterfly garden makes Main Street colorful


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last Valentine's Day, a group of dedicat-
ed Master Gardeners, along with the help
of Main Street
Okeechobee and UNIVERSITY OF
several donors and TLO
sponsors, installed LORIDA
a colorful garden FFAS EXTENSIOr
for residents of
Okeechobee to enjoy. Today, I'm pleased to
announce that the garden is up and grow-
ing.
To date, I've identified seven different
species of butterflies that before this garden
had rarely been seen downtown. An ad-
ditional gift from The South Florida Water
Management District allowed us to recently
add some more new plants to the garden.
With a little luck from passing thunder-
storms, we may soon see additional kinds
of "eye-candy" flit by as they visit downtown
Okeechobee.
Today's column will identify those kinds
of butterflies we have seen, and hopefully
will encourage you to visit Park #6. Or, take a
look at the website we have created to learn
more about butterfly gardening, Florida
Friendly landscaping, and to publicly thank
the work of many volunteers and sponsors
that made this place happen.
Butterfly gardening basics
Butterflies are no different than other
kinds of wildlife: they all need the basics
of food, water and shelter to survive. Since
this wildlife is an insect, it goes though
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will soon be eaten up, and then they form
a resting stage-a pupa-where the magic
continues. The adult butterfly emerges to sip
nectar from flowers, find a mate and then
deposits a bunch of eggs so the cycle can
continue.
Some butterflies are not too picky about
what they need to survive, while others
specialize in feeding on particular kinds of
plants. Butterfly gardeners need to plant
a variety of plants, some of which will be
chewed up, while others grow flowers that
give the adults that sweet sip of energy need-
ed to flit across Florida Friendly Yards.
Oh yes, don't forget that they will also
need some moisture and require that insec-
ticide use be minimized or eliminated. Bug
killers that kill caterpillars mean that butter-
flies will not be around to brighten your day.
So we have to tolerate a bit of ragged plants
if we want to enjoy these winged wonders.
Our garden visitors
Here is a list of the butterflies that I have
i identified as visiting our garden;
i others please let us know so we
may add them to our list.
Black swallowtail a.k.a. American or
parsnip swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes).
Early in the spring I saw a few of these large
black-winged butterflies checking out our
garden. Their wings have some yellow spots
on the hind edges, and also have a long
extension on the hind wing the so-called
"swallowtail." Angela spread a few dill seeds
around the back "yellow-flower" garden
when we installed the fist plants. Quite a
few of these plants grew with minimal care.
Swallowtail caterpillars can now be seen on
these herb plants. Some of the dill has now


gone to seed, so a second crop will soon be
on its way.
SAmerican Lady (Vanessavirginiensis). It
took me a while to track down the name for
this fairly common butterfly. It has a patch-

and brown colors
on its wings, but 7
the wing edges are
brown; some white
round spots also are
seen back from the
wing edges. The bot-
toms of the wings
are a mixture of
grays and browns. At
first glance they look u tted ot
like they have only Subttd ph
four legs, but these
members of the brush-footed butterfly fam-
ily have small fore legs that are not used for
walking. I found them on the Porterweed,
but they will go for many different flowers
in our garden.
SCassius Blue (Leptotes cassius). These
very small fast flying butterflies really like to
feed on the Plumbago in our garden. They
flit around very fast, and it's pretty hard to
get a good look at them unless you stand still
and wait patiently.
Checkered White (adult). This white
colored butterfly with some small black
wing markings was seen earlier in the
spring. It is not
that common
on site at this
time. The larva
is the southern
cabbageworm,
which can be
a pest on some
garden plants. Submitted photo/UF
SGulf Fritillary, (Agraulis vanillae. In re-
cent days there seems to be a good crowd
of these orange colored butterflies small
with black spots and lines running down the
wings. Not only are they seen as butterflies,
but the passionflower vines on the garden
pergola are now being chewed up by many
orange worms with small black spines.
These are the caterpillars that have made
our garden their home.
SMonarch (Danaus plexippus). An-
other orange colored butterfly, this one is
fairly common in butterfly gardens. The
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surrounded by black lines, and have some
with spots in the black band along the wing
tips. Monarchs love milkweeds, but recently
these plants went to seed, so we cut them
back to rejuvenate the plants. The monarch
will be back as soon as the plants regrow
with our summer rains.
Zebra Longwing, (Heliconius charito-
nia). Our state butterfly has been seen in our
garden, but it has been an infrequent visi
tor. The long black wings are marked with
lemon yellow stripes across them. If you re-
ally want to see some of these Zebras, take a
ride up to Sue Arnold's Wildlife Center; they


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had a very successful open house on June
20.
I'd like to recognize our wonderful FYN
Program Assistant Angela Sachson who
came up with the concept for this butterfly
garden.
I've placed more information on our
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D r J Patrick and Shirley Brennan of Optometry degree. "Dr Christine", as her pa-
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the engagement of their daughter, with her father at Brennan Eye Care in
Christine V. Brennan to Hamilton L. Bishop, Okeechobee.
son of Perry and Janet Bishop of Okeechobee. The groom also graduated from
Hamilton and Christine were engaged on April Okeechobee High School and attended the
18th, 2008 in St. Augustine, Florida. University of Florida, receiving a bachelors
The bride-to-be graduated from degree in Dairy Science. Hamilton also
Okeechobee High School, she attended works with his father in Okeechobee, man-
Florida Southern College for three years aging the family dairy farm, PW Bishop Dairy.
and then transferred to Nova Southeastern A wedding is planned in Okeechobee for
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June 24, 2009







Big 0 Teen anglers enjoy May tournament

The Big O Teen Anglers May tournament
was held at Okee-Tantie on May 30, with
18 anglers taking to the water. There were "
32 fish caught weighing a total of 56.21 "-
pounds.
The teens would like to thank the boat .. -
captains: Kenny Farmer, Ken Hall, Mike In-
gram, David Straight, Skip Jeslowski, Matt
Johnson, Mike Jones, David Pierce & Mike
Zubricky.
Bill Hays would like to thank all those
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fish weighing 5.08 pounds: Third Luke 11-14 age group.
Joles four fish weighing 5.03 pounds.


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Give Old Glory proper respect when it has done its duty


Waste Management advises customers on
the proper way to dispose of worn and used
flags -- it's not throwing them into the trash.
Whether they're veterans of combat, fly-
ing over the U.S. Capitol building, a local
school, or on display during Flag Day and
July 4 ceremonies, American flags should be
officially retired and not thrown into the trash
when they're no longer needed, according to
organizations ranging from the Boy and Girl
Scouts of America to the U.S. Congress. Con
gress has enacted regulations governing flag
disposal, and lays out penalties for handling
flags improperly.
Waste Management facilities across the
United States are urging anyone who displays
an American flag at their home or business-
es to learn and observe proper procedures


when a flag is ready to be retired. Waste
Management drivers in Okeechobee have re-
ceived training about proper protocol for the
retirement of American flags. If the collection
crews encounter an American flag along their
routes, they should continue to abide by the
company's safety standards, while also at-
tempting to recover it, in order to respectfully
retire our nation's flag.
"We really don't want to see American
flags in the waste stream with everyday trash.
They don't belong there; the flag means a lot
more to people than castoffs and food scraps,
and it needs to be treated respectfully," said
Waste Management representative Jenny
Pung. "We encourage everyone who sends
waste to our facility to retire flags according
to the U.S. Flag Code."


The flag code, as originally passed by
Congress in 1942 and amended over the
years, recommends burning old flags in a
respectful setting as the preferred means of
disposal, though burying them is also ac-
ceptable.
Many community and veterans groups
collect used flags for retirement. In Okeecho-
bee the American Legion Post 64 accepts re
tired American flags all year long. American
flags can be dropped off at the American
Legion office or the lounge; 501 S.E. Second
St. The American Legion Post 64 conducts
an annual flag burning ceremony to respect-
fully retire old American flags according to
the U.S. Flag Code. The public is always wel-
come to attend.
This year's ceremony was held on Thurs-


day, June 11. It began with the singing of
the Star Spangled Banner, an inspection
of the American flags, and a prayer by the
Chaplain. Next, the Cub Scout Pack and
Boy Scout Troops 964, who are sponsored
by the American Legion Post 64, delivered
the folded flags to the burn pit; John Phil-
lip Sousa's patriotic pageant entitled "The
Trooping of the Colors" was heard, among
other readings. According to First Vice Com-
mander Dan Fennell Post 64, the American
Legion usually handles retirement of around
500 flags in a ceremony. Mr. Fennell also
noted that Post 64 of the American Legion
has been a long-standing military veterans'
organization in Okeechobee, dating back to
1927.


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Southwest drainage project to be completed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A drainage project that was started after
the 2004 hurricanes will soon be completed
thanks to a recently announced FEMA grant.
The organization announced a $1,703,655
grant that will pay for most of phase 11 of
the southwest drainage project. Deputy
county administrator Jim Threewitts said
that the county will still have to pay $1.1 to
$1.5 million out of county funds to complete
the project.
"I am happy to see FEMA come through
with this important grant funding for

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Denise Kelchner presented HOSA Scholarsips to Susa-
na Najera, Heather Hyatt, Laura Saucedo, Kristin John-
son and Emily Peppers at the Okeechobee High School
Scholarship Awards Night.


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Golden Corral Scholarship
Deborah Hall (left) is shown with Omar Alvarado, Misael
Alvarado, and Taneisha Mitchell. Misael was presented
with the Golden Corral Scholarship at the 2009 OHS
Scholarship Awards night.


Okeechobee
FFA Alumni-Jack
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Malcom Rush received the FFA
Alumni Jack Bylsma Memorial
Scholarship, presented by Dianne
Spann at the OHS Scholarship
Awards Night.

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Okeechobee Educational Foundation,
Inc./United Way Scholarship
Mary Hurley (left) and Linda Syfrett (right) presented
Okeechobee Educational Foundation/United Way Schol-
arhips to Hector Chavez, Ashley Welch, September-
lyn Davis, Vick Patel, at the Okeechobee High School
Awards Night.


Submitted photo
Joyce Hacker Memorial
Whitney Jacobs and Nicole Hedrick recevied the Joyce
Hacker Memorial Scholarship at the OHS Awards Night.
Left to right are Whitney Jacobs, Magi Cable, Nicole He-
drick, and Candice Walker.


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Jim & Lois Hazel
Memorial/Davie Dairy
Rebekah Bishop (left) and Victor
Gandarilla (right) were presented
with the Jim and Lois Hazel Memo-
rial Davie Dairy Scholarship by Wil-
liam Berman (center) at the OHS
Scholarship Awards Night.


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Luviano Construction
Michelle Flores, Grace Williams,
Osiel Luviano, Jamie Tindall, Juan
Botello, and Oliver Harwas.


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Okeechobee FFA Alumni
Joy Burnham and Nathan Candler
received FFA Alumni Scholarships,
presented by Dianne Spann at the
OHS Scholarship Awards Night.


Okeechobee Brahman
FFA Scholarship
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Okeechobee Brahman FFA Schol-
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er, Male, Found in vie.
of Hwy. 98 & 70. Call to
ID. (941)232-2492
PUPPY male, found
corner of NW 2nd St &
NW 11th Ave. Call to
identify (863)634-2587



KITTENS Free to good
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NURSE'S AIDE Need-
ed part time in private
home. Must be experi-
enced. (863)763-2334

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*MAGICIAN*
AVAILABLE
BIRTHDAY
PARTIES,
FUNDRAISERS,
SPECIAL EVENTS. Call
today. 863-467-3863


CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a dassified ad.



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

?NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE
CARTER
Painting, Repairs,
Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775




FREE
HEARING TEST
For Senior
Citizens
Beltone
Helping the world hear better
iUc#AS3687
863-623-3070
3268 US Hwy 441 S
Inside Winn Dixie Plaza

Women Love
Okeechobee
Medical
Cosmetic Center
Look Great by
reversing sun &
aging damage...
Skin laser Restylane.
Botox.
Free Consultation
Leland M. Heller, M.D.
1713 Hwy 441 N. Ste E
863-467-8771
Lic#0036675


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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COLLEGE TRUNK -
Hangers/Drawers $200.
(863)467-0139



BIG UPRIGHT freezer -
big upright freezer runs
great $200.
863)983-2809

DISHWASHER beige,
works fine Kenmore,
ood condition $100
(863)763-8011

GE REFRIGERA-
TOR/FREEZER Side
by side, white, like new.
$425. (863)357-2863

GLASS TOP STOVE -
Frigidaire, self cleaning,
white, $300
(863)675-0058

Refrigerator-Side by
side Ice/Water
$100 863-467-4611

WASHER/DRYER GE
white excellent condi-
tion $285.
(863)612-5333

WASHER/DRYER
Whrilpool white excel-
lent condition $325.
(863)612-5333




SHEDS
We move, re-level
and set up sheds.
(863)983-8106


DOORS 125 30"-32"x
82" new home knock
outs interior and exteri-
or doors mostly colonial
style will sell to 100
heap $1200/will sep.
(863517-1031



BOYS ST several shirts/
shorts very good cond
(Okeechobee) $20.
(863)763-6131
BUNKBEDS Labelle.
White metal. $135/or
best offer.
(863)673-5704
BUNKBEDS Labelle.
White metal w/ ladder.
$ 1 2 5 / f i r m
$125/firm.
(863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels.
$100/firm.
(863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood w/ mattress.
$110/or best offer
(863)673-5704
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger batt. $50.
(561)385-2741
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
(561)385-2741



NEW pair of MENS
jeans 40x32 (Okee) $5.
(863)763-6131



DOLL HOUSE 15
rooms, attic, must see,
$950 or best offer
(863)357-3779




COMPUTER XP desk-
top, designed for ages
6-12, education games
$60. (863)517-2782


DELL COMPUTER -
WinXP, desktop, every-
thing induded. $350.
(863)357-2863
DELL TOWER Fast XP
Pro, flat screen! Com-
plete system Like new!
$250. (863)517-2782



BRASS BED like new
$75. (863)763-6013
CHILDS TABLE with 2
chairs, solid wood, exc.
cond., $75.
(863)843-0759
COUCH & Loveseat -
$250. (863)467-0139
DRESSER chest of
drawers, exc. cond.,
$150 will sell separate-
ly. (863)843-0759
GREEN LEATHER Sofa,
Love Seat, and Otto-
man $450/or best of-
fer. (863)983-7712
(863)673-2894
OAK ROLL-TOP desk -
like new $100.
863)763-6013
(863)532-8672
PATIO FURNITURE -
11 piece pipe/w cush-
ions $225.
(863)674-0467
SOFA 2 piece, Lshape,
Bassett, carmel color,
nice. $400/neg.
(863)902-9469
SOFA 3 Piece Sofa sec-
tional w/pull out bed.
Very good condition.
$150. (863)228-0127



762 30 Cal. Auto -lots
of ammo. 32 Auto with
ammo Both or will seper-
ate $825 (863)697-6095
BERETTA Model 85FS
Cheetah .380 nickel
w.8rd mag. $400.
(239)275-6942
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
$750. (863)447-5915


BERETTA Model 92FS
9mm blue finish w/high
cap mags. $525.
(239)275-6942
BROWING 7M/M
B.A.R. case, paper
work, 3x9 boss, shells,
sarfi grade 2, more
$850. (863)357-0616
COLT Anaconda S/S
.44 Magnum with 8"
barrel. $900.
(239)936-0747
FRANCHI 20 gauge
semi auto near new
condition. $425/or best
offer. (863)673-3893
PARA ORDNANCE -
LDA-CCW S/S 45acp
DAO 4&l/4"bbl. unfred
$850. (239)936-0747
SPRINGFIELD 222
Rem., 3x9 Tasco scope,
bolt action, good cond.
$600. 863-467-6960
*Wanted* Handguns
All types.Cash.
863-697-6095




TREADMILL Vitamas-
ter 820, asking $250
neg. (863)675-8021
TREADMILL PRO-
FORM Cross Walk sel -
Monitor/folds $450/neg.
(561)202-7703



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

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thing sold, advertise in
the classified.
SCRUBS size 2x only-
like new $5/or best of-
fer. (863)467-7011



4 Sided Heavy duty
display shelves
53"W x 35"D x 57" H
(863) 467-4611




June 24, 2009



TRAXXAS R/C truck -
electric monster truck
$50/or best offer.
863)634-2191




TAYLOR GUITAR -
Taylor 614CE Grand
Auditorium Acoustic
Electric with Taylor
hard case Spruce
top. New condition.
Paid $2,900.00 new.
Sweet sound. Leave
message. $2000.
(863)983-4911
(561)718-8112



ADULT CATS Free to
Good Home! 1 Calico
female 1 1/2 yrs. old
and 1 orange &
white male cat 3 yrs.
old. Must stay to-
gether because they
are like brother and
sister. Used to being
indoors, but would
make great outdoor
cats! $0.
(817)357-9757
BIRD CAGES 4Ft on
stand Round and a 19"
X 4' Square on stand
$20. (863)983-3392
DOG BOX/CARRIER -
3x3 diamond plated
box. Must sell. $200.
(863)467-7197
FREE KITTENS to good
home only $0.
(863)447-5989
HAMSTER HAMSTER-
pet: small-Chinese
type,CUTl in colorful
cage with tunnels; all
set-up! FREE! $0.
(863)674-0155
(954)648-2668
HOG/DOG TRAILER 3
bayed trailer 13ft x 7 ft
$1200. (863)467-7197
KITTENS FREE KIT-
TENS! VERY SOFT AND
PLAYFULL KITTENS IN
LABELLE.Only 2
left!Looking for a
home...trained. $0.
(954)648-2668
(863)674-0155

Pitt Mix puppies. 4 mo's
old. Free to good home
only. Call 863-610-1685.
RABBIT w/cage, feed-
er, water bottle, 4 ce-
ment blocks $65.
(863)230-0612



CANON REBEL XSI
w/zoom lens 12 MP
digital SLR like new.
$900. (863)447-9762



POOL TABLE 9 ft.
Brunswick pool table, 2
sets of balls, rack, etc.
$1250. (863)763-8767


WESLO FOLDING
treadmill 6mths old
and barely used. $200.
(863)467-6621



AMPLIFIER pyramid
stereo amp 240 watt
2ch $50/or best offer.
(863)634-2191



AKAI 30" Television -
wide aspect, perfect
condition. $150.
(863)801-3241
QUASAR 27", tube tv,
4 yrs. old, perfect will
demo on cable, 1125.
(561)573-3499



NORTHSTAR GENERA-
TOR like new 10,500
watts, on wheels,
$1750 or best offer
863.697.9704



Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. 110
(863)634-2790 anytime



DVD RECORDER Pio-
neer in excellent condi-
tion. Record from TV.
$75. (863)447-9762





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5 FT FENCE WITH 2
GATES- $1000/or best
offer. (863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
DR FIELD & BRUSH
MOWER Perfect shape
$1600. (863)763-5039
(863)532-9177

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.
FINISH MOWER for
tractor w/3 point hitch
& pto. Call for details
(305)370-5647
LAWN TRAILER 20'
heavy duty, $800 or
best offer
(772)342-7304
RIDING MOWER
Honda HT 1338, 38"
cut, 13hp eng, battery,
runs good $600
(863)697-9704

ZTR MOWER.50" CUT,
25HP KOHLER WORKS
GREAT! $1700/or best
offer. (863)261-6124


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BEAUTIFUL SAMAN-
THA'S GARDEN APTS -
In Town, 2br/2ba, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500. sec.
(863)634-5780
IN TOWN 2/2 very
clean, w/d, lawn maint
included, $800 + $300
sec. Call
(863) 634-3572
OKEECHOBEE up-
stairs, clean 3/2, Pet
neg., all utilities paid,









North of Hwy. 70.
(863 (863)801-4415














Oak Lake Villa #53- 2/2
(863)634-3313627


OKEECHOBEE 5 br, sf
COMMERCIAL BLDG.






Great location, new t
to Coast. 0 Blocknt
Noeth of Hwy. 70.
r(863)763-2431
Oak Lake Villa #53- 2/2












3/2 Hom
f/eished, W/D, very
clean, $950 st + Sec
(863)634-3313









AFFORDABLE NEW
OKEECHOBEE 2 br, 2







ba, privacy fence, j nit









Yards (561)723-2226
#R6, All apps, new tile
Carpet. $85 mo. +ntsec.
+ sec. (863)447-0925





















fireplace, lake access,
or (863)763-2416
2/2 Home,
open floor plan,
$950 per /mo, $950 last
Call Brandi
863-634-34079163
Okeechobee Real Etate

AFFORDABLE NEW
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile 20 acres., acuHozes
tub, Bring Pets, Large
Yards (561)723-2226
BEHIND LIBRARY 3-4
BR, 2 BA, Garage. Huge
yard. $1225 mo. + sec.
dep. (863)532-1480
BHR 4/2, fenced yard,
fireplace, lake access,
$888 in. + sec. dep. &
lease. (863)824-0981
KINGS BAY -Very clean
2/2/1 CBS home, W&D incl.
$950 per mo, $950 Sec
(863) 801-9163
LEAVE THE CITY Live
in the country! 2/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230
NEW 3BR, 2BA, in town.
Wood firs Granite coun-
tertops. Fenced back-
yard. $1300 mo. + sec.
month or 1 year lease
opt. 863-610-0794


New, Large 1/1 CBS in
town, $695, FLS, appl's,
lease, plus utilities.
(863)801-3081
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
included. 786-201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 2/1 SW
section of town. $700
per mo. 863-357-1195
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $1000 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.
OKEECHOBEE Rim Ca-
nal, 3/2, on 2 fenced
acres, w/garage, Pets
ok, w/d, d/w, screened
porch, bat dck pond,
near I&S Fish Camp,
$1000 mo
(305)393-3926



ROOM FOR RENT- NW
section of town off Hwy
98, $125 wkly incids u l.
Refs req (863)801-1837
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.




TREASURE ISLAND
3BR, 2BA, with shed.
$850 move in w/ref's
& lease, $700/mo.
Call 863-824-0981





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BARGAIN PRICED!
99,900. 3BR, BA, 2 Car
Garage. CBS. Built 2005.
Excellent condition. Call
Steve 863-801-1739
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
DOUBLEWIDE
3BR/2BA
Hot tub, also SW
w/lbr/lba, on 2.25
acres, private/secluded,
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-
tached metal dbl car-
port & until rm. V2 ml to
Seminole Elm Sch.
$ 2 6 0 0 0 0
(863)467-7770


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BEST VALUE IN
TOWN! For Rent: 2/1
apartment. Unit newly re-
modeled. Located 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on Equestrian Ranch.
Monthly water, trash &
lawn maintenance includ-
ed. No Pets! $495 Move
in spedal. M-F
(863)467-2982
BHR RVs for Rent,
starting $300-$500 &
1BRIBA Cabin, 55+
park seasonal or yearly.
(863)763-7164
READY TO MOVE IN
2 8&3 Bedrooms
$400 mo. for 1st3 mos.
(863)983-3554



ABSOLUTE STEAL
$59,900 3BR, 2BA DW
on V2 Ac. Four Seasons.
Mint condition. Built
2000. Call Steve
(863)801-1739
All Homes On Sale!!
Take Advantage of
FREEGov't$$$
towards your
purchase. Up





Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
RIVER RUN 819 N.E.
5th St., 3BR, 2BA, '97
Fleetwood, 1400 sf Car-
port, Util. Rm. Very
good cond. Includes lot.
$58,900 (863)357-3313
Used 2+2 Zone 2
Good for Glades County
New Roof/Great Shape
$13K Where Is
800-330-8106
We Move Mobile
Homes and Sheds.
28+ Years Exp.
Family Owned
& Operated.
800-330-8106





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ALUM.16FT 1997 -
40HP YAMAHA MOTOR,
TRAILER $3800.
(863)824-0801
BOAT Sears, Alumi-
num, 12 Ft. 8 hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke w/trailer.
$1500 (239)348-8894


CREST III PONTOON
1996 40hp marner,
new deck $2500.
(239)633-7173



DAUP RV '79 All appli-
ances included. $1000
or best offer. Call
(863)484-2436




S.S.PROP Suzuki s.s.
prop 131/4x18 Like
NEW 80hp to148hp
$75. (863)357-0616
TROLLING MTR bow
mount, 12/24v, motor
guide, hand controlled,
$125. (561)573-3499



BLACK Z-L 600 1996 -
New rear tirergood
condition. $2600.
(863)902-9469
HOMDA CLASSIC -
500 cc, 13,000 miles,
$500. Call Bob for de-
tails (863)763-1893
HONDA 250 Reliable
90 mpg, $950. Cal)
863-517-2077 (LaBelle)





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1997 MAZDA MIATA
MX5 2800. neg. I will
email you with specs and
pics. 863-763-7609

11997 MAZDA MIATA
MX5 $3100. neg. I will
email you with specs I
and pis. 863-763609

'95 Lexus ES300/runs
good, but needs work,
$2000 or will trade
for small truck.
863-697-2557

BUICK LESABRE CUS-
TOM 2003 V-6, load-
ed $3000/or best offer.
(561)718-8580
CADILLAC DEVILLE
Select chrome mob
wheels, 100,000 miles
$1000. (863)763-3451
CHEVROLET BLAZER
1991 White, 4 door,
runs good. $750.
(863)634-0556
CHEVROLET CAPRICE
1986 run great & ac
$2400/or best offer.
(863)201-3492
CHEVROLET CHEVRO-
LET 1986 run great
good ac $2400/or best
offer. (863)201-3492


DODGE CARAVAN SE
2000 CD, a/c, V-6
runs great $2000/neg.
(863)467-1127
FORD RANCHARO
1972 351 Cleveland, c
4 9" posi $1750.
(863)674-0467
FORD T BIRD 1984-
Good condition,a/c,runs
good $1200/or best of-
er. (863)763-6747
LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)675-7105
MITSUBISHI MONTE-
RO LS '95- 4wd, bucket
seats, V6, AC, sunrf,
loaded $3500
(863)677-4174
TOYOTA CAMRY 1992
- A/c, pw, p/I running
but smoking $300/firm.
(863)677-5359
TOYOTA PASEO '92 2
dr, red, exc transp., exc
running. $800 or best
offer (863)484-2436
VW CABRIOLET '92 -
Little running machine.
Needs top. $700
(863)484-2128



JEEP CHROKEE 1996-
V-6, 4-wd runs good
$1700. (863)612-5333
JEEP WILLYS OVER-
LAND 1956 swamp
buggy 700/or best of
fer. (863)675-1584
TOYOTA RCP 4X4
1986 Flatbed,
31x10.5x15, a/c
$4500. (239)633-7173



DODGE DUMPTRUCK
'8 Dooley, 4 spd, V8,
$1500 (305)370-5647
Clewiston area.
FORKLIFT, 1998 CB,
diesel rebuilt engine,
6500 Ibs, 4x4, side
shift, Must ell. all
305-370-5647 with best
price, Clewiston area



1995-99 DODGE Tail-
lights Custom 4 Non
$50. (863)675-7878
'68 DODGE 383 Engine
- Runs good, still in
truck $600.
(863)664-0171
FORD RIMS "NEW" 6
LUG 18" ALUM. FX4
$350/or best offer.
(863)641545
TIRES (4) military, for
4x4 or boggle, $300
(305)370-5647
TRANSMISSION 2006
Chevy 2WD 1500 Pick-
up $600/or best offer.
(863)801-5687


TRANSMISSION GM
2005 $600/or best of-
fer. (863)801-5687
Very nice Truck bed off
of 2000 Ford F250 L.W.B.
$600 Diamond plate 50.
Gal fuel tank with tool
box. ~5 Rear bumper.
Good condition tl50.
Two Class 4 trailer hitch-
es. One like new $250.
$1100 for all.
863-763-0944



'95 Dodge 1500 pickup
with topper. $2000 obo
318v8 LaBelle 863-
612-4832 or 674-1333
CHEVROLET SILVE-
RADO 1/2 TON 2WD
1986 6.2 Diesel, load-
ed, 1 owner, p/w,
p/door locks, p/s, p/b,
tilt, wheel, a/c, auto
trans, alloy whis, new
tires. Auto. CD, com-
pletely restored about 9
years ago. runs great.
20 mpg city, 26 mpg
(863)467-8685
(603)860-3154
DODGE PU '01 Ram
2500, quad cab, 5.9
diesel, hitch, runs good,
details (305)370-5647
DODGE RAM CHARGER
'88 100 good condi-
tion, $1000
(863)983-4940
FORD RANGER 1992-
164,000 MILES STAN-
DARD RUNS GREAT
$1500. (863)763-3451
FORD F250 '69 Cus-
tom Cab, Capper Spe-
cial w/390 V8AT trans.
$2000 (863)517-2734
GMC SIERRA 2002
2500 HD, Nice truck.
$4000 or best offer.
763-4426 Iv. message.



FORD EXPLORER
1998 Runs great, cold
air, Labelle $1600.
(321)268-4835
FORD EXPLORER '98 -
2dr, fully loaded, runs
Seat, 131,583 mi,
2600 (239)590-5976



CAR HAULER 18 ft.,
homemade, $1200 or
best offer.
(863)634-5199
CAR HAULER TRAILER,
'09 18 ft., $2300 or
best offer.
(863)634-5199
ENCLOSED TRAILER -
for motorcycle, 6x12
Homesteader. $995
(256)303-5438 Clewis-
ton
FLAT DECK TRAILER -
30', heavy duty, $700
or best offer
(772)342-7304


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PUBLIC NOIC
PURPOSE: The purpose of this meeting to provide information to a re-
view panel of tedinical experts regarding the Reserolr Sznng and Opera-
tios Screening (RESOPS) computer model as used in the Rler of Grass
Restoraion Projen Phase I Planning, as well as address questions the pane
may have rardin9 the model The South Flonda Water Management D,-
tnct wll llt opinions from these exerts with regards to the approprate-
ness of the useof the RESOPS Model to the afomentoned project.
DATE AND TIIE: June 30, 2009, 900 a.m, to 4:30 p.m
LOCATION: South Florda Water Management District Headquarters,
Storch Room, 3301 Gun Club Road, Wet Palm Beach, FL
Persons with disabilioes who need asstance may contact the Diretor,
Governing Board and Execubve Services at (561) 682-6371, at least five
bsness days in advance of the meetng to make appropriate arrange-
ments.
For addional ormmatoon and/or a copy of the agenda, please contact Le
har Bron, ,drog and Enomnmental Systems Modeling Deparment, at
(S61) 682-6526.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO PETITION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
TO VACA'E THE OLD FLORIDA RANCH SUBDIVI"SON
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fort Drum Venture, LLC intends to apply to
the Okeechobee County Board of County Commssners to request that the
County vacate the Old Rorida Ranch subdivision e Old Flonda Ranch
Subdvison I located in northeast Okeechobee County and more partil-
a described as all of Seo s 1, 2, 11, 12, and 13, Towhip 33 South,
Range 35 East, Okehobe County, Flonda.
A pubic heanng to consider the request will be held before the Okeechobee
County BoardofCounty Cmmssners on uly 9th, 2009 at 900 A.M in
the Commison Meeting Room at te Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment Auditonum, 1728 NW 9h Avenue, Okeehobee Flrida
A copy of this notice will be available for puic nspectn at the Okeecho-
beeCounty Ranning and Develpment Deparnent, 499 N.W 5th Aenue
Okeechobe, Forda, each weekday exept holidays between the hour of
8 00 A M. and 4 30 P.M
All interested parties and citizens shall have e opportunity to be heard at
this public hearing. Any person deodng to appeal any deoson by the Board
of County Commssners with respect to any matter coandered at this
hearing will need to ensure tha a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and at the record includes the temony and edence upon whm h
the appeals based County Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for of ctal aors of the Clerk.
325162 ON 06/24;07/01/09

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLC NOTICEOF APPUUCATION
Nobce is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Floda Statutes the
following applcatn(s) for permit have been recevLed for pr=oect(s) in
Okeechobee County.
Dickerson Ronda nc (Lakesde Ranch STA) PO Box 910, Ft Perce, FL
34954, has submitted Appllcaon 090512-2 for a Water Use Permit to de-
water on undeveloped lands The water will be withdrawn from groundwa
ter and the project is located in Sectons 5,6,13,19,29-32 Townhips 37,38
South, Ranges 36,37,39 East,
Interested persons may comment upon me application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re
arding the applcabon by wrngng to the South Ronda Water Management
Disn Attn: Envm mental Reource Regulation, P Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comment or requests mnst be re-
ceied by 5,00 PM wlin 21 days from the date of publlcabon
No further public note will be provded gardng thl applatlon. copy
of the staff report mut be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings Applcatbn status and associated documents can also be ob-
taied by accessng the Dscts ebste ( mdgo and lectng
the ApplicaionnPenmit Search on the ePenmitng page. Substantially af-
tfeted persons are enuted to request an adminisratrve heanng regarding
the proposed agen ct by submitting a written request after revewng
the staff report
324729 ON 6/24 CGS 6/25/09

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) 6000000277
COMPARTMENT C BUILD CONSTRUCTION
OF PUMP STATON G-508,
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Floda Water Management District will ree sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, Bldg, 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm
Beach, FL 33406, for Compartment C Buildout Construction of Pump
Station G-508, endry, County, FL on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at
2:30 p.m. local tne, at which timely submitted bba will be hoped and
pubidy read, This proct ndudes construon of the Compartment C
Buildout Inflow (G-503 Pumping Statn. Te Comsructon Contractor
shall be resporsile for all dvll, architectural, sbntural, mechanical, HVAC,
plumbing, ctrical, communlcapon tower and Intumentation work re-
qued in addton to the installabon of pumps and engines to be fumshed
bythe SFWMD.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held at the South Flonda Wa-
ter Management DIstrct'S Oewlstor Feld Staton, State Road 832, 2425
Hookers Pint Road, ewlton, FL 33440 on Wednesday, July 8 at
10:00 a.m. call (863) 983-1431 for directions S visit will Immed-
atelyflow.
All bids must oonform to the instruction in the Request for Bdds (RFB)
Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by down-
loadlng at or a M by cali 561) 682- 2715, or by
calling te 24-hur D OTINE 800-472-5290. e public 6 invited
to attend id opening Infomation the status f this olicita
ti oe n be obtained at our web site w.sfwh d.gov.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DITCT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notce is ereby gen that p ant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes the
following applications) for permit have been re-eved for project ) in
Hendry County,
McDaniel Ranch 32800 County Road 833, Clewston FL 33440 has sub-
mited Appclabon 090515-16 for modiflcabon of Evimrnmentaf Resource
Permit 26-00623-P for 13234 acres of agncultural lands, The water oll be
ddrharged to the North Feeder Canal an ad me project
s located in Sectons 1-58-162227,34-36 ToWship 47 South, Range 33
East,
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency acton re-
gardng the applicatn by wrtlng to the Soui Flonae Water Management
Ds nc : Emrommental Reource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 336-4680, but sh comments or requests must be re-
ceved by 5 00 PM wthin 21 days from the ate of publicatn,
No ~her pubi notice will be provided regarding is application A copy
of the ff rot must be reuesd n order o remai added of further
proceedings Appcato stu and assuoated a document an ao be o
tamnd by acceng the Dstrt webrte Iww(fu md.v and lectng
the Applicatlon/Permit Search on the ePermitng page Substnalry af-
fected person are enbtld to request an admsnitrave hearing regarding
the opposed agency aon by submftng a written request ar revmeng
the staff report
324724 CG 6/25 ON 624/09

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Noce hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Floda Statutes, the
fllowi app o(s) for permt have been reed for projects) in

K T ohn (Mue Grove Summeral Road) 12006 Ft King Dadety FL
33576 has submitted Applton 090520- fo a Water Ue Prmt to
ate67 5 acres of agrctural lands The water wll be withdrawn from the
SuO oal Hathomr Aquifer and the project is located in Seton 11, Town-
ship 42 Sth, Range 28 East,
FRde A Martnez (Glades County itru Grove) 11092 NW 18th lace, Plan-
taton, FL 33322, has submitted plcabon 090521-7 for a Water USe Per-
mit to mgate 69.4 acres of agncultural lands. e water will be withdrawn
from the Mid Hawthon Aquifer and the project is located in Section 2,
Township 42 South, Range 28 East
Interested persons may comment 0pon te appliat or submit a wtten
request for a copy ofthe staff report containing proposed agency acon re-
rng the applicaton by wntng to the So lh Flonda Water Management
c At m: Mronmental Resource Regulaton, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach FL 33416-480 but such comments or requests must be re-
ceved by 5 00 PM within 21 days from the date of pubication
No further pubic notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings Appifcati n sltabs and astoated documents can aBo be ob-
tamed by accessng the Dntrct% webste (www-swmdov and selecng
the ApplicationoPermit Search on the ePerm ng page Substarntally af
fected persons are enbtled to request an adminstrabve hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submltbng a written request after reviewing
the staff report.
324726 ON 6/24CGS 6/25/09

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given at the underwrgn SHARON ROBERTSN Cler
of the Circuit Curt of Oeechobee County, Foda, wi oan the 8th day of
Ju, 2009, at 11:00 A.M., at me Okeechobee County Judicial Ceter, 312
Northwest 3rd Street Juy Assembly Room,Jumb R Seco Floor, Okeehobee
Ronda 34972, in the City of O=eechobee, offer for sale and sell at public
outoy to the h whest and best bidder for cash, the following dcnrbed
property situated in Okeechobee County, Flodda, to-wit:
LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 220, FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE,
ACCORDING TO TE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of foredosure entered in a case pending in
sad court, the style of which i:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK as Successor By
Meer To Bg Lake Nationsl Bank,

BIG LAKE MEDIA, LLC, a Honda Limfted Lablity Company JMES A
HUGHESJR., GARRETT M. JONES, STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE, UNITED STATES OF ERICA, OKEECHOBEE OFFICE SUPPLY,
INC, GAIL LOCKWOOD and AMERICAN PROFILE, a trade name of PUB-
USHING GROUP OF AMERICA, a Tennessee profit corporabon,
Defendants
and the doaet number of which s. 2009-CA-20
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
US PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
WITNESS my hanandnd the offioal eal of sad Court, th 5th day of lune
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Cault Court of Oeechobee County orida
BY Linda Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LawOffie of Cassels & McCal
John D Cassels Jr, Esqire
Post Ofce Box 968
Okeechobee, Honda 34973
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH UDIoCIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-99
Unlfoam Case No. 472M CAO 099CAUXX
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as Trustee for Harbon 2006-4
Trust Fund
Plaintlf
MILTON MORENO, a/k/a ilton R Moeno MONICA MORENO' any and all
unknown pares dakmrng by, through, under, and against the Inrein named
indoidual defendants) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may clam an interest as spou heirs desees,
granteeor otfer damants; KINGS BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INCORPORATED; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT 43 ENANT #4
the names being fiDstous to account for parbes in posesson,

NOICE OF FORMIECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Forelosure
dated january 5 2009, and entered in Case No 2008-CA-99 of the Crcuit
Court of the 19h Judaal Clrt, in and for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
whein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Truste for HarbOlew
2006-4 Trust Fund, is the Plantff and MILTON MORENO, a/a Mlton R
oreno, ONI MORENO; n any anll unknown pares daiming by
through, under, and against the herein named ndisdual defendants) who
aren't known tobe dead or ale, whether unknown parties maydaim
an interest as spouses, heirs, deVsees, grantees, or other daimants,
KINGS BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INCORFORATED; TENANT # I,
TENANT #2, TENANT #3 and TENANT #4 the names being fitous to ac
count for parties n poss n, are the defendants I will sell to the highest
bidder for cash at Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeedobee Count Ju-
dioal Center, 312 NW 3rd Seet, Okeedbee, Fonda 34972 on the 8th
day ofJul, 2009at 11:00 A.M.. e follwng dresbed propertyas t
forth n Final Judgment, lying and being situate in keechobee
Count, Flonda, to-wit:
Block 4-B, REPLAT OF KINGS BAY recorded in Plat Book ages 97
through 99, Publ Records of Okeechobee County, Fonda, being more par-
bcularly described as follows
Commencing at the Southwest comer of Lot 19, Block 4, Pat of KINGS
BA according to the p thereof a recorded in Plat Book 5 Pages 91
through 94, Pubc Records of Okechobee County, Florda, said corner be-
ing the Pint ofBeginning. Thence bear North Sl 5356" East along the
West line of sad Lot 19 a ditane of 72 63 fet to the North line of Blck
4; thence bear North 50 30W0 West a distance of 77.45 feet to the North-
east comer of Lot 21 Bock 4; tmee bear South 39 30'0 West alone the
East le of said Lo adistaneof90 00 Ioe r the H alINo right 'Ioth
way line of Southeast 43rd Street; the bear South 50 30TO' East along
aid Nore night of way lne a dstnce of 1,63 feet to a point of curva
ture of a orcular ar concave to the Southwest having a cental angle of
72 23'56a radius of O0 feet a chord of472 feet and a chord bear
ingof South 74 East thence along sad arc a distance of 50.54 feet
to the Point of Beginning.
Street Addres 5265 SE 43rd Sheet
Okeechobee County, onda
Anyperson dalming an Interest in e surplus from e sale,if an, oer
than e prope o r as of the date f the Us Pendens must file a claim
within ty (60) days of the sale,
In accordane with te Amercans with Diabilites A, persons requinng
a special acccommodabon to partlpate in this proceeding should contact
(863)946-6010,1-8 0-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V), va Florda
relay Sece not laterthanseven 7) days pnor to the proceeding.
Sthis28th day of Apnl, 2m9
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By. /S/ Sand L., Creech
Deputy Clerk
COUN M, CAMERON, ESQ,, PA
Attorney for King's Bay
200 NE 4th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863)763-8600
By. Colhn M. Cameron
Ra. Bar No.: 270441
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IN THE CIRCUE COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CVI DIVISION
TAYLOR, BEAN
WHITA(ER MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plainoff
SCOT P. JONES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SOCOT R JONES; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED AND IF DECEASED
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, ULIENORS, AND TRUS
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST TE NAMED DEFEN-
DAMS) UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNK WNTENANT#2;
Defendants)


Nobce is hereby given that pursu-
ant to a rnal Summary ludment of
Foredsue entered in e above-
styled cause, n the Circut Cout of
Okeechobee County, Fonda I will
sell the property situate in oeeco-
bee County, Ronda, described as:
Lot 5, Block 61, Basswood Unit
5, acrding to the at there-
, as recod In p Bk 3,
Page 51, of the Public Record
of Olneechobee Ceounty, Fi-

A/K/A 3751 NW 36th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
sembly Room of tie Okeechobee
County Judcal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 3497 at 11:0 o'dodc
A M., on July 8 2009.
DATED th~s n day of Apl, 2009
Any person damning an interest in
the surplus from the se, if any
other than the property owner asof
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IN CIRCUITCOURT,
INETENT JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 56 2008 CA 550
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, as nomi-
nee for RIVERSIDE NATIONAL
BANS Ietc.,

ROCKY D.WHITE, ta,
Defendant


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Forecosure dated 6/2/2009, entered
by the rt Court of Okeechobee
County, onda, in that certain case,
the docket number of which a 56
2008 CA 550, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, etc, Plainff, and ROCKY
D, WHITE et al, are Defendants, I
SHARON ROBESON, Clerk of Cir
cuit Court will, on the 8th day of
July, 2009, at 11'o'clock AM., or
as soon thereafter as the sale may
be held l t1 to the hi an best
bidder or cash in the ury Assembly
Room, 2 oor, of the Okeecbobee
County Judloal Center 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeedobee, Florida the foi-
lowng described real estate, tuatfe
lying, and being in Okeedhobee
County, Honda:
Lot 7 of Block 241, FIRST AD-
DITION TO OKEECHOBEE, ac-
rding to the Flat thereof
recondd In Plat Book 2, Pagqe
26, eubk Records of St. Lude
County Foda al recorded
in at Book S, Pa 6, Public
Records of keeobam
County, Florida
Any pern claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, f an
other than the property owner a of
the date of the lls penders mst file
a daim within 60 days after the sale
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By Unda F You
AS Deputy Ole
If you are a person with a dabillty
who needs any accommodation in
order to partbpate in his proceed-
ing, you are entled, at no costto
youto the pove ofcera aas~
tance Please contact Court Adminis-
baonn not later than 7 days pror to
the proceeding at 250 NW Couty
Club Drive, Part St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772)807-4370 within two workong
days of your reeipt of ths Notce. If
you are hearing impaired call
aired call (800)955-8770.
324011 ON 6117,24/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NINEEENT UDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-127
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IRA CAUDILL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The adminisation of the estate of
IRA CAUDILL deceased, whOe date
of death was May 24, 2009 and
whose soal sa unut number is
722-18-95536, is pending inthe Cir-
cuit Court for Okee County
Honda, Probate Dsron, the address
of which s 312 N.W 3rd Street
Okeedhobee, Flonda 34972. The
names and address of the personal
representave and the personal rep-
raesentto attorney are set foh
All creditors of the decedent and
other ersons having dams or de
mands against decedents estate on
whom a copy of ths note i re
qued to be served must hie their
claims withthhis court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DART OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All credlrs of the decedent and
other ersons having dams or de
mands agalrst decedents estate
must file eir clamS wlt this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION 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) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publibon of this
note s June 24th, 2009.
Personal Representatve'
Helen Caudoll
5203 SE 64th Street
Okeechbee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representabve.
COLIN M, CAMERON
20 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeehobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-600
325203 ON 6/24;07/01/09





June 24,2009 Okeechobee News 17


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the undersned SHARON ROBERTSooON, erk of the OIrcuit Court of Okeechobee
unty, Ronda, ll on the 15th day of July, 209, at 1o A M., at Hte Okeechobee County Judial Center, 31.
Northwest 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room, Sond Flr, Okchobe, Flonda 34972, in thet of keehoee
rffe r for le and ll at public tcry to the highest and best bidder f cash, the follong dtanbed fpopertat1tu
ted in Okeehobee County, Flonda, to-we:
'ARCEL 1:
.OTS 1,2,3,4 AND 5, INCLUSIVE AND THE EAST 12 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWNING'S ADoITON TC
EAST OKEECHOBEF, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN RAT BOOK ,S PAGE 10, OF THE
'UBLC RECORD OF OKEEOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
'ARCEL 2:
OTS 6 AND 7 AND THE EAS T 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWNING'S ADDTON TO EAST OKEECHO-
MEE, AS PFR MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
'ARCEL 3:
.OTS 15-18 INCLUSIVE AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY BROWNING'S ADDITION TO EAST
)KEECHOBEE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUB
1C RECORDS OF OKEECHOEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

.OT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWNING'S ADDITONS TO EAST OKEECHOBEE A
'ER MAP OR PLAT TEREO BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS 01
OKEECHOBEECOINTY, FLORIDA.
'ARCEL 5:
.OT 20 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWNING'S ADDITION TO EAST OKECEORBEE, As
'ER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEEoCOBEECOUNTY, FLORIDA,
'ARCEL 6:
.OTS 1 TROGH 12 INCLUSIVE, BLOCK 3 WRI TS FIRST ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING
hO THE PLAT THEROF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OR OKEE-
:HOBEE COUNTY, LORIDA.
aersoal Property (referred to as e a"Persol Property")'
The benefit of all easements and other night of any nature whatsoever apurtenant to the Land or the Im ve-
nents, or both, and all ghs of way, streets, alleys, passages, dnage righs, sewer nghts ad rhts f ngres
and egrMs to the Land, and all adong property, whethoa now exiing or hereafter arising, together wlh the re
eron or reverse, remainder of remainders, rents, isoau, incme, and prots of any of the foregoing
C) Al of Mortgagees interest in all ftu, equipment, and tangible paeonal pmrty of any nature whasovel
w or hereater i) atahed or affd to the Landor the Improvements, or both, or ali) ituated upon or about
and or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically hafxed thereto or seveed or aable of sever
nace therefrom, or (iII) regadeas of where sated, used ueeable, or intended to be used in nnecton with an
resent at future use or operation of or upon the Land. The foregong inlud:es all heating, air conditAonng, light
ng inderatng, and power eqpment, all engines, ompreasors, pipes, pump, tanks t atao conduli wmng
ad t steaboards, all plumbing Idhng, clanng, fire prevenbon, fire extinguishing reflgeratbn vetlang, ant
ommunlcatais apparat; all bolo a faces, oal burners, auum clning systems, eleato, and aa latto ; a
stoves, oeas ahnge, dtspogal uis, daShwashers, water heated, exhaust systems, refrgeraot, cabinets, and par-
o all rugs and all lund equipment all building matena, all fu re, furnishngs, oe equipment
Sndo i ppl ncudg staonr, letterhead, bullheads and temof a lar nature), and lI addonR,-
ns, reveals, replacements and a tuta n of any or all of the formgoa g (the "Tangible Property")
D) All rents, Issues, incomes and profits in a manner ansing from te Land, Improvements, or Tangible Popert
Sandy ombnaton, itludng Mortgagee's interest In and to all lease hlicenes, frahs, and coesons of, o0
elating to, all or any po n of the Land, Impoa nts, or Intangible Property, whetha w existing or heraftel
ade, mduding all amendments, mod ons replacements su tuo extend, renewal, or comn idaa ons
Dhe tregotg Iems are nly and elly ald the Rents in th instrument,
E) Al of Mortgagee right, power or prvlege to further encumber any of the property deacnbed in T paragraph
or det thout Seond Partys oasent
F) All pn eed of the toanversion, voluntary involuntary, of any of the property denbed in this paragraph int
ash or oher ligqudated clams, or that are otherlse payable for injury to, or te taking or requtoning a aen
uch property, including all insurance and condemnat preed
G) All of Mortgaga raght, ttIle, and interest in and to any an all ctracts, written or oral, expre at implaied, now
xsng or hereafter entered int or anng, in any manner at apat t cover
on, otherdsptn of any erest in te Lad, Impremnts, TangiblePrope, te Rents any cb
aon, inludlng any and all dep prepaid item, ad payments e and to a me due thereunder, ant
ndudng cot n contracts, service contract, eba adaerting contracts, purchase orders, and equipment lease
H) Al night, title, and interest of Mortgagee in and all tradename hereafter used in connect ith the oprataor
Sthe Land, and all related marks, logos, g and ingnia.
II All contract night (including all costuctn and/or engmeenng contracts in onnebon wit the oatntdton 0a
he off building), amounts, instruments, and geIeral ntangibey such tes from time to tame am dened ir
he Florida Uniform Commercal Code in any manner related to the use eperatn, sale, conversn, or their dispo
st ( voluntary or involuntary) of the Land Improvements, Tangble Property, or Rents, including all rmits, I
pn erane petol, rights of act, and oater choose in aon.
3) Everything referred to n paragraph A through hereof and any additional property hereafter aculred by mo-
aor and s et to the li f ths Mortgage or any part of these properes herein referred the "Mortgagec

ursuant to the final deree of forosre entered in a oase pending in said Court, the style of which is
OKEEOHOMEE COUNT, A POLCALC
iUBDlOy S OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Plamtff


TOWN PROPERTIES LLC, a F loda
.imLed uabalit Comparny, SYLVESTER
BUTLER and PENNY BUTLER
Defendants
Ind the dcket umber of whh is: 2008-62-CA
WA PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FRO THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNERR AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS P ENDENS MUST RLE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my handnd d the official seal of aid Court, this 14th day of May, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of th
Ciru d Court ofOkeehobe
County, Florda
BY /S/ SANDRA L. CREEOh
Deputy Oert
aw Office of CasselsS & McCllI
ohn D. Cassdl, J., Esquire
Oi NOfute Box 968
Oeecdhobee, Florda 34973
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OKEECHOBEE COO NTY,


RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc,
Platff,
STEVE WATFORD, et al
DeCndanta.
NOTICE OF CLRK LE
NOICE HEREBY GVEN that
puhruant to a Rnal Judgm nt of
Frea ure dated 6/2/2009 entered
by the C0rci Court of Okeechobee



County, FlEnda, In that certain e
the docket number of wheh is 2=00
CA 50, whreM RIVERSIDE NA-
TIONAL BANK etc., is l r and
STEVE WATFORD, et al., are Defen-
dants, I, SHARON ROBERTSON
Cerk of rcut Cour wl, on the
day of July, 2009, at 11:00 odoc
a "' theater a Mes
salemay be held, sell be the hIhest
and bes b =bidd bor rsh in the Jury
Assembly R 2nd _r of the
312 NW 3rd Seet, Okeechobe
Florida, the following described real
estate state, lying and being in
Okatobe Coaa, Fonda
Lot 4 of Blo 460, BASSWOOD
OUIT aor to the Plat
the hnreof e n lat Book
3, P.e 49 Public Reords of
eobee County, Foda
Any perso dcalmlg an interest in
the rls om e le, if any
other tan the property owner as of
the the lt s pendens must hle
a clam fthon 60 days after the ale.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Cla
If you are a pen wh a dlsabilty
who need any a mmodation in
order to paripate In tha proceed-
ing, you are enBted, at no cost to
tarnce. ea mntact Court Admlns-
traion not later than 7 days pnro to
the proceeding at 250 NW Couwn
aubt Dve Port St. Luae, FL 34986
772)807370 within two working
days of your receipt of ths Notice. If
YOU ae hearing impaired all
(800-955-8771; you am iot Im-
paiaed call (800)955-8770
323964 ON 6/17,24/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
ASE NO. 47-2008-CA-w 0342
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plainff,
SONJA R, MCCOIN, et al,
Defendant(s).


NOTICE 1S HEREY GIV punsu-
ant to an Order Rehedul Fore-
d ure Sale dated 5/129/29 and
entered n Case NO. 47-2008-
CA-d0342 of the rcu Court of
the NINETEENTH Judloal Clrut in
and f, OKEECHOBEE County, Ron-
da herein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, IS the Plnbtff and SONiA R,
MCCOIN, THE UNKNO SPOUSE
OF SONTA R MCCOIN; RIVERSIDE
NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, are
the Defendants, I wl sell to the
thest and best bdde for cash at
tJY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECoOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER 312 NW0 3RD
STREET, OKEEHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 A, on 8thday of u-
ty, 2o9, the felfowng described
prts for.t in aid Fiya
LOT 12, BRENTWO0 ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 31, PUBIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 10211011 STREET SE,
OSE EOBE, RL 34974
Any person claming an interest in
the rpus frthe he le, if any,
other than the property r as
the date of the S Pendens must fl
a claim whm sxty (60) days after
the .1e.
WITNESS MY HAND and the al of
this Court on 6/1/2009.
Sharon Rubertson
Oerk of theCircult Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy ClI
323186 ON 6/17,24/09

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IN THE CIRCUrIT COURT OF
THE 19h JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Cao No.: 209CASO
AMEMRCAN GENERAL HOME EQUIT,
INC,
Plaantiff,
JERRY E KING and PAMELA E.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN p u-
ant to a Summary Final Judgent of
Fteclosure dated une 2, 2009 en-
tered In Cae No : 209CAS In the
OCircuit Court in and for Okeechobee
County, onda, when, JERRY E
KING et al a Defendantsd I wll
sell tihe Lighes and best bddr
for cash at Jury Aembly Room,
2nd floor of the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY Judical Ceer, 312 NW
3rdStreet, Ok hobee, eL 34972at
110 a.m., on the 15h day of July,
2009, the foleowng described prop-
nal Judgment of Forelosure, to wit:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
Noth 1/2 of the south 2 of Tract
1, lying and being in Sectn 36,
Town3ilp 34 South, Range 33
East ardng to the Pat thereof
of record in Plat Book eL, Pages
3A-D, inclusive, pubhc rcor of
Okeechlaee County Floroda.
Together with Doublewlde Mblle
Home 2006 GENM HS ID
#GMHGA406S3707A TITLE
#95474037 and
ID#GMHA 633707B Title
#95473606
If you area peron claominga night

no later than 60 day water the ale.
If you fal to file a caim you wil not
te ended to any aainig funds.
After 60 days, only the owner of
record as of te date of the ls pen-
des rmay dalm te Iurpl
Dated ths 5dayof209
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Cerk Cut Court
By Unda F You
A DeptyCler
Copies urnlhed to
Kenneth L Salomone, Esq.
1701 W. Hdllsboo Bvd. Sure 202
Deemretd Beach FL t334a
323897 ON 624;7/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRC T IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
Case N.: 47-2009-CA-00017
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUI,
INC
Maihoat,
BRENDA FYE YS, metal ,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HERE GIV pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foeclosure dated June 2 2009 en-
tered in Case No.:47-h2t-CA-0017
in the oit Court in and for Okee-
chobee County, Ronda, where,
BRENDA FAYE HAYS, et al., are De-
fndants, I will ell to the hohest
and best bdder for cash at the Jury
Assembly Room 2nd floa of the
OKEECHOBE COUNTY Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 at 11,00 a~m., on the
th day of July, 2009, the folloang
desorbed p Feerty a set forth In
said Summary inal Judgment of
FOeclosure, to t
Lot 2, Block D"t, PLAYLAND
PARK, according to the Plat
therf as :. ard in fat
Book 3, Page 27 of the Public
Records of Okeechobee
Coount, lPaoda
If you a" a peoon claiming eight
to funtd rmaini after e sale,
you must file a clam wth te clerk
Slater than 60 days after the sae.
If you fal to file a dam you ill not
e entitled to any remanng funds.
After 60 days, only the owner of
read of the teat of he lls pen-
dens may daim the surplus
Dated thsth day of June, 2O009,
SHAIRON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Oer, Orcut Court
By Linda F YOu
AS Deputy Clegk

Kenneth L. Salomoe, Eq.
1701 W Hllsbo Blvd,, Suite 202
Deerfeld Beach, FL 33442
323961 ON 6/17,24/09


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IN THE CIRCUrIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008 CA 408
CTIMORTGAGE, INC,

STEELE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CABE L STEELE; DANA R.
STEEle; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DANA R. STEELE, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVSES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, UENORS, OD TRUO
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS), UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)


Note is herby given that pursu-
ant to a nal Summary Judgment of
Foreasure entered in te above-
styled ca in e Circuit Court of
Okchobee County, Fonda, I wll
sell the property state in Okeecho-
bee County, onda, described a
LOT 8, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUB-
LIC RECORa O OF OKECO-
REe COUNTY, FLORIDA.

7483 NW 87th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in the Jury As-
smbly Room of the Okeelaobee
County udia Center, 312 NW 3Od
Street, 2nd Floor, Ste Okeechobee
FL 34972 at 11,00 oclc AM., on
7/15/o[ AM on 7/1S/2009
DATED THES 5O DAY OF 2009.
Any person dalmlng an interest in
the rplu from the ale, if an
oer than the proprt owner as
the date of the s pendens, must file
a caim wthmn 6 dayS after the sale
Wtni, my haand al of this
OaTnBnth a to2 at
court on the Sth day, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COUO
By Unda F You
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY
Law Offce of Darel C Conuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone' 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plalntff
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990, In accordance wth te Amen-
ns With DlRblhtle t m n
eeding a special ommodaton to
partipate n thEs procedg should
conta court Admnsratlo no later
than en day prior to theo-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, ort St Luce, onda 34986
(772) 8074370 within two working
days of your ipt 0E of th" tice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IpAREDB CALL
I 8GO 955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1 800 95-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKRECEE OBCONTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-9
U.S BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
HARBORVIEW 20064 TRUST FUND,
Plaiaff,
vS.
MILTON MORENO ANKIA
MILTON R. ORENO et al,
Defendants).



NOTICE IS H LEBY GIVEN puru-
an toanOrder Rshedulig Fo-
closure Sale dated 6/4/2009 and
entered in Cae NO. 08-A-99 of the
Cird Court of the NINETEENTH J-
daal Circult in and OKEECHOBEE
County Flnda when U.. BANK
NATION ASSOCIATION, AS TRUS-
TEE FOR HARBORVIEW 2006-4
TRUST FUND, the Platiff and
MILTON MORENO A/IKA MILTON R.
MORENO; MONICA MORENO;
KINGS BAY HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CATION, INCORPORATED; TENANT
#1 No RACHEL DICdKAT are
the Deedans, I witll osel the
highest and bst bidder fo cas at
JUR ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICmAL ENTER, 312 N,W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECOBEE FLORIDA
34972 at 0i'0AM, on re ISth day
of July 2009, the following do-
scnbed property as set forth in d

BLOCK 4-B, REPLAT OF KIG'S
BAY AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK S, PAGES 97 THROUGH
99, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, BEINO MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS
COMMENCING AT THE
SOTINWEST CORNER OF LOT
19, BLOCK 4, PLAT OF KIN'S
MY, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91
THROUGH 94, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID COR-
NER BEING THE POINT OF BE-
GINIG. THENCE BEAR
NORTH 51 DEGREES 53 MIN-
UTES 56 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID LOT 19, A DISTANCE Of
72.63 FEET TO THE NORTH
LINE OF BLOCK 4; THENCE
BEAR NORTH So DEGREES 30
MINUTES A0 SECONDS WEST
A DISTANCE OF 77.45 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
LOT 21, BLOCK 4; THENCE
BEAR SOUTH 39 DEGREES 30
MINmOS 0W SECONDS WENT
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID LOT 21, A DISTANCE OF
90.00 FEET TO THE NORTHER.
LY RIGHT OF WAY INE OF
SOUTHEAST 43RD STREET;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 50 DE-
GREES 30 MINUTES 00 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE A DISTANCE OF 18.63
FEET TO A POINT OF CURVA-I
TURE OF A CIRCULAR ARC
CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST
HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
72 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 56
SECONDS A RADIUS OF 40.N
FEET; A CHORD OF 47.25 FEET
AND A CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 74 DEGREES 18 MIN-
UES 02 SECONDS EAST
THENCE ALONG SAID ARC A
DISTANCE OF 50.54 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
/I/A 5265 SE 43RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any pn lln nrttt lateres- in
the surpl from the le, i any
other than the property owner as orf
the dat of the Pendens mut file
a dam whln sty (60) days after
the sale
WITNESS MY HAND ad the seal of
ths Couon June 6, 2W9.
Sharon Roberton
Cleark of the QrCut Court
By: Unda F. Young
Deputy ae
324171 ON 6/17,2409

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 0-CA-44
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE,
Plantbff,
PAUL D. WILSON NK/A
PAUL W0L0ON et al,
DeUndano(



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru
anttoanOrder Reschadling Fore
closure Sale dated 5/29/2009, and
entered in Case NO. O-CA-44 of the
Circu Court of the NINETEENTH ]u
didal Oc00 in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Fonda wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUS-
TEE, Is the laintff and PAUL D.
WILSON nK/A PAUL WILSON, RIV-
ERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORI-
DA; ate Defendants, I will ell to
the highest and bet bidder for cash
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2N
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OK- 'OBE0, FLORIDA
34972at 1 AM, onthe th ay
of YJul, 2M9, the follang de
Final Judgment:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 AND TOE EAST 1/2 OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2
ALL OF TRACT 16, SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
PUBLIC RECORDS.
A/K/A 19320 NORTHWEST
2S2ND STREET( a/k/a 19216
NW 252nd Street), OEECHO-
BEE, FL 34972
Any pen claming an interest in
the surplus from the sae, f any
other than the property owner as of
the date the h.Ie Ws Pendes must file
a daim within sixty (60) days afer
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the al
of thCourt on 6//2009.
Sharon Roberteon
Clear of the Orcui Court
By Unda F You
If you are a paron wth a dability
who needs n any ommoadatin in
order t part pate in this proced-
ing, you are entled, at no costto
you to the paovn aha afr aainasa
tance Please contact Court Adminis-
taton not later than 7 days or to
the praeedng at 250 NW Co" try
Club Ove, Port St Lucie, FL 349
(772) 8074370 wOet "n no ng
days of your ept of ts Notice,
you a hearing impaired 1
(800-P95-8771; if you are voice i.
aied call (800) 955-8770),
23504 ON 617,24/09

Okeechdlobee Corecttounl
IntlhautDn-woaW Comp
Moss & Asoates, the Construo
tlon Manager f% the OCI-Work
Camp to be anstruced in O 'eeh-
bee, Flonda, will be receling bids
late July 200 for all bid package
This project will be bid n 3 groups.
Pre-Bd conferences for each group
of bid packages will be held at a lat-
er date. Bd package will be
aailabe in the omng weeks I
terested bidder may inquire about
ths project by contacting Mos & AS-
saates, Ryan Vannata va emad at
vanrattaamo al mm or by
phone at 352-502-3328
Th poect consts of a 50,000
SF, 16 buiing/structure campus.
The cope of work will minude earet
ork, e grading, bUing pad con-
scton, concrete slabs and
sidewalks concrete maonry walls
galvaned standing sean roof, pre
engineered wood trust system, ite
utiltes (ewer, water storm, fire
protecbond te and building eletrt-
cal, mcheanoal, plumbiD ashal
aing and dri seunty feting,
nr and exteror painng, floor-
ing, and foed se-ice equipment"
324846 ON 6/24,26,2,7/1,3,5/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH IUDICUL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2DD9 CA 19

SOUTH FLORID FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCR,
A FEERALLY CHAPTER
INSTRUMENTAITY,


NOT CL PRESCOR,
NOTICE OF UD ICIAL SALE



to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Okhobee Couny -
dical Center, ury Asmbly Room,
2nd Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Or thobee, Floda 34972 at 11,00
a m on July 15, 2009, the following
deribed real property
Lot 14 aordni to the lat of
Sunda.e Trails Ranch, as r-
ode in Plat Book 7, Page (s)
69, Public Reoerds of Okee-
hobee County, Florida
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A
SALE
DATED June 5,2O09
SHARON ROBERTSON,
CLERK
By Lnda F Young
Deputy Clerr
Attorney Sandier &Sandier
117 Aragon Aenue



COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 8O-CA-308
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,
Paidntiff,
]UANA AINOt etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puIu-
ant to the Fnal Jiudgment entered in
Hi ase now pending 1 n 1ald Cour,
the style of which Is indicated abe.
I wll to the highest and best
bidder for ash at The OkAehobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeehobe, Florida
34972, on the 15th day of July,
2009, at 11 a m, the following de
Embed property as set forth in said
Orderor Final judgment, -wlt
PARCEL 29, SUNCREEK RANCH,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 15 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SACLE
ORDERED AT OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA, thiS 9th day of
June, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Cler, CirCu Court
OKEECHOBEE, Forda
By Linda F Youn
As Deputy Cler
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA
Dadeland Exeauie CAnter
9700 South Dixie Hig hway Suite 610
Miami, Flonida 3315
Teephone (305) 6 A7-2299
324163 ON 6124,7/1/09


Public Aucton will be held at Johns
Towng Service torage lot ated at
704 Northeat 2nd Avenue, Okee
chobee, Florida 34972 on JULY 13,
2009, at 9'00 A M Puruant to Flori-
da Statute 713 78 for unpaid towing
and .stoge charges. Year, make,
model and VIN are as follows
1991 Ford Explor
VIN# IFMDU32XXMUE22059
2003 Ford F-25D
VIN# 1FINW21P43EB80490
Ters of sae are sh, and no
checks wl be accepted Seler re-
sere the right of final bid ALL
SALES ARE FINALL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE Said automobDle
wll be s1d in Is condtohn Wi
no guarantee's
32S113 ON 06/24/09


19TH UDICIAL CIRCUIT, 19TH JUODCI CIRCUIT, IN
IN AND R OKEECHOBE AND FOR OKEECHOBE
COUNTY, FLORIDA COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERA I URISDCTION GENERIC U DAL URCAICTION
D SION D-SION
ASE NO. 47-2009--00162 CASE NO: 09000128A
GMAC MORTGAGE, ELC NTIONNAL CITY BNK SUCCESSOR
PLAINTIFF BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
DS. SAVINGS BANK E
D DEETZETAL PGAINTIFF
DONALD C SPATH, UNKNOWN


CA ING BYn l, THROUGH, UNDEaNR,N
TO.SHIRLEY 3. COILED AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
whoseh unsdeno. Pris .. if INDIVIDUAL OEFENOIDANT(S) WHORE
he/ re lotiknowb ad M RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
he/hethey be dead, the unkwn ALIVE, WHETHER SMID UNKNOWN TNTSNPOE

Defendants ho may e po s PARTIES MY CIM N INTEREST)
lenor, Iredtor 0 ad a GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

pat es claiming ter bt LOUIS Ca LERa OURECHOBEE
u under ragais the refen- COUl FLORIA CODE ENFORCE-
dant, who tare nt w t be dead MEI JOHN DOE AND ANE DO E
Ir al e, and eall arti ci o a S UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES

paIr havng or clamig to hav e NOTICE OF FORECLOS2URE SALE


action to frel a mortgage on Clrcut Court of the 19TH ]udOsal
thefollwng prpert Ccut n and for OKEECHOBEE
LOT 5, BLOCK 12BER-ER to the highest and best bidder
101 2a at ? : ""db: Okeechobee EduF
ACRES ACCORDING TO THE for cash on the Jury Assembhly O c Iu
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE Street Okehoe, da, Mary Hurley (bottom left) and Lind
COUNTY, FLORIDA. E CHBE tam h the Bth drY of Foundation Scholarships to Alliso
2009 the fllowmg derbed proper
has been filed against you and your ty as et for wnng ld Summar FPnal Pritchard, Barbara Hauser, Stepha
are n rte tsei aoy oyor udgme nt t t Harris at the OHS Awards night.


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afomthe date ofhe fad lic totn C RECOR l OF O CHO-
, the omi of a ption and filedthe e LORI dA .

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e9herbefo0ein hon Pane FLat ed thAY Pipls ,amn an y ntert In
WITNESS my hand and the ea of SHRON ROBERTSON
the Cour at OKEECHOBEE County, Cerk of the C Court
Florida, ths lth day gune, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK DepUty Clerk
Clerk Of theCircultCourt THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J
BY Lnda F Young STERN, PA, ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN
Deputy Cler TIFF 900 Soh Pe Island Road
Suite 00 Plantation FL 33324-3920
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID I STERN (954)233-80001
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF NOTICE REGARDING THE
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND RD AMERICANS WITH E
SU1TE 40 DISBILITIES CIT OF 199D
PLANTATION, FL 33323920 In aordane with the Americans
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ing a special atommodaon to par than seven da pnor to the pro
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conta Court dmlnstraton no later Dne, Port St Lue, FL 496 or
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PUBLIC NOTICE

is being sought for the
property located at
13551 Southeast 34th o
St. Okeechobee, FL
324952 ON 6/24/09

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Sell your used items readers have ore fun!
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County Education

Association
Okeechobee County Education As-
sociation Schlorships were present-
ed to Juan Botello and April Gray at
the OHS Scholarship Awards Night.
Left to right are Magi Cable, Juan
Botello, April Gray, and Candice
Walker.


Maxwell &

Maxwell, PA.

Scholarship
Craig Norris accpeted the scholar-
ship presented by Elizabeth Max-
well from the Law Firm of Maxwell
and Maxwell at the OHS Scholar-
ship Awards Night.




June 24, 2009 Okeechobee News 19




BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


EMORY WALKER CO. INC.
Air Conditioning 9 Refrigeration
7124 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
Serving the CAC4274O
Lakea 863-763-6742 CAC0x1022
401ea rl OUU-.-- *-. CACx5712


r Conditioning & Refrigeration
240 EmrgncyService I Senior Ciozen Disunt
FREE Esimates on System Replacemens.
We Sell The Best And Sence The Rest
MS 763-8391

"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
Residential Commercial
Sales Service Installation


Serving the entire lake area for 25 years
467-1545 ...co.



HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LOYD


2S arr (863) 357-5800
Okeechobee FL 34974
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HAIR HAIR EXTENSIONS
Strand by Strand lUI FUSION E c Hmir C
Sew In Extensions Cover Bald Spot
Lah Extensionrse Whahplacpseslingsala.
naw a 6e, O o mre eo61m-20-r niin


You NOW have OPTIONS
To advertise here.
Call 863-763-3134
for details


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Jacky White Concrete Inc.
Concrete & Masonry Jacky White, Owner

50 S.E. th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL Cell: 863-634-1721
ConKactor L OCSL018401 l Maine L #: MA05 Gbdes County


r 61aes Health Care Center
SSkilled Long & Short Term Care Facility II
7w? Assirant C.E.O.
230 South airfield Hwy. Pahokee
'r falities i PHONE: 561-924-5561
& ualtll www floridacare net


You NOW have OPTIONS
To advertise here.
Call 863-763-3134
for details


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Christian Books,
Bibles and Videos
Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


Advertise

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I.,, rc ids Vicki Anerson, Associate
S Harry Hoffner CeCC634-41o6
(863) 634-5932 Pao b LGr ls
12820 NE 56th Ave., Okechobee Li. Real Estate
License # 7284 R Ln Broker


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Okeechobee Feed Inc
Your One Stop Feed Store
Bag, Bulk & Liquid
*Tack 763-2123 -Fencing
* Pet Supplies Hardware
1529 Hwy 70 E Okeechobee


aralegal clear e.rpaol
Service s

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. 861-824-6776

LAKESHORE MARINEINC.
1365 Hwy 441 SE If we can't fix It,
ne x to bowing alley it probably Can't
be fixed.
863-763-4080e fi e
SERVING OKEECHOBEE EReptional Service
SIEr 1993 _.,_,YOU CAN TRUSTti

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We offer a Full Service Butcher Shop
Steers, Cows, Hogs and Wild Game
Services Include
Scalding (BBQ Hogs), Dry Aged Beef,
Vacuum Packaging, Bagged and
Link Sausage
6978 County Road 78 West, LaBelle
239-707-1065 or 863-675-1603
COUPON REQUIRED*-
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: $10 OFF $ $25 OFF
i Any hagaerlSOIbs Any steer over600Ibs
I e llWigh Live M a ght
11 .1e.10 0o EBp.B712 91 -_- ;


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SKarns Tractor,
Bushog Mowing Overgrown Lots, Fields & Subdivisions
Fill Dir & Shell Grading Tree Trimming & Removal
*Absentee Owner Mowing *Workman's Comp. Exemption
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 7638306 Jery Kams (cell: 634-1223)




OR

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Call

863-763-3134

for details






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


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LANDING'
STRIP
Homestyle Food
& Great Scenery


105 Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee
863.763.9983
Open Tues Sat
, p" :4:30 Pm 10 P
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What restaurant, in Okeechobee,
do customers fly hundreds of miles
to visit every day? The Landing Strip
Cafe of course, "Okeechobee's Best
Kept Secret".
Our Okeechobee County Airport is
renowned for three attractions:
Florida's lowest price aviation fuels,
friendly service and an excellent,
very affordable, restaurant. Now
under new management, the
Landing Strip Cafe has just emerged
from a major renovation with all new
flooring, custom tables & chairs,
plasma televisions & satellite radio.
Fresh-cut flowers adorn every table
while attentive servers provide
exemplary, table-side, service.
The redesigned outdoor "smokers"
patio features all teak furnishings,
Turkish marble flooring and an
unparalleled view of one of Florida's
busiest airports where an endless
parade of interesting & unique air-
craft can be spotted every day.
An updated kitchen now provides
the finest in country cooking with
daily specials. Breakfast favorites
include the popular 'Co-Pilot', 'Crew
Croissant' and 'Hungry Flyer'. Lunch
specials feature Beef Tips over Rice,
Chicken 'n Dumplings, Country
Fried Steak & Sheppard's Pie,
amongst others.
Enjoy a romantic, candlelight, din-
ner, with a cold beer or glass of wine,
in front of our fireplace or al fresco
patio dining every Thursday, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday evening.
Visit the Landing Strip Cafe soon
and discover "Okeechobee's Best
Kept Secret".
Open Daily at 6:00 AM.
Dining Every
Thur.- Sun. until 800 P.M.
863.467-6828


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