Vol. 100 No. 75
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
50 Plus tax
lbl- England turns youth group
By Pete Gawda he said. "I guess it was my fault. I work they were doing. They also assumed
Okeechobee News should have looked and seen that needed a letter of sponsorship mix up. T
"What we have here is a fail the rules had changed." from their host church, Islington to the tra
andmo ure to communicate" From the "All we wanted to do was to Central Methodist Church. The try's enter
movie "Cool Hand Luke." help our sister church in Islington pastor of that church, Rev. Paul On Tu
SA failure to communicate prepare for its anniversary, and do Weary, was also unaware of the arrived at
Fireworks at caused a mission group of 14 a bit of sightseeing," Rev. Dawson new law. a.m. after
I students and chaperones from was quoted in the June 29 issue of They began planning for the ly enough
the Agri-Civic Okeechobee's First United Meth the Islington Tribune. Islington is trip in February of 2008 and last of the gr
odist Church to be turned back at just north of London. September participants began to customs
Center... 5 Gatwick Airport in England. The law changed since they apply for passports. group wa
What caused the lack of com- started planning their trip. Rev. About six months ago, the law for comir
munication? The buck stops with Dawson said that had he known changed and everyone involved here on
Index Rev. Jim Dawson, youth pastor at about the new law he would have with the trip was unaware of the was the
I x the church and leader of the mis- done things differently. The group change, four men
Classifieds 14-18 sion group, had tourist visas when they need- Their travel arrangements were
Community Events ............................5 "I'll accept the responsibility," ed work visas for the charitable made through a travel agency that
Obituaries.. ....... ...... .. ........ 6
Speak Out 4
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no responsibility for the
he agency said it was up
seller to know the coun-
esday, June 23 the group
Gatwick Airport at 6:40
an overnight flight. Odd
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oup got through British
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ng to England, "We are
a church mission trip,"
reply. However, the last
ibers of the group were
See Youth Page 8
Jail installs new video visitation system
By Eric Kopp
Friends and family who are vis-
iting inmates at the Okeechobee
County Jail can now carry on a
conversation by way of new in-
mate video visitation units.
The video stations, which be
gan operation June 1, are for in-
mates who can't be released into
general population, said jail ad-
ministrator Ronnie White.
"There are five (visitor) stations
for those inmates who can't be re-
leased into general population and
nine other stations for inmates in
open population," he explained.
Those nine stations allow an
inmate to sit across from a visitor
while looking at them through a
window and speaking through a
Mr. White went on to explain
that operation of the new system
is simple -once the inmate picks
up the receiver the system is ac-
tivated and the inmate can then
begin talking with their visitor. He
went on to say that one screen
and phone is located in segrega
tion, one in the medial unit, two in
the new intake for women, two in
the new intake for men and two in
the high risk units.
The scree phone in the medi-
cal and segregation units are mo-
"The mobile units can be rolled
to the door for visitation so the in-
mate won't have to come out of
the cell," said Mr. White.
He went on to say the jail's
medical unit is for new inmates
who haven't had their physical
and must stay there, except to see
an attorney or attend court. The
medical open population is for
those who aren't in lockdown but Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
can't yet be released into general Jail Administrator Ronnie White (right) talks with Detention
population. Deputy Gary Cashwell (left) to demonstrate one of the new in-
Mr. White said the new sys- mate video visitation units installed at the Okeechobee County
tem was purchased from Strike Jail. The units went into operation June 1 and allow inmates
Industries of Pompano at a cost who can't be released into the general population to visit with
of $105,840. It then cost another friends and family members.
$30,000 to have it installed, and
another $19,000 was paid for a federal program known as the alien housed in the county jail for
three-year maintenance program. State Criminal Alien Assistance a period of four days or more, ac-
The entire $154,840 price tag Program, or SCAAP The program
was paid for with funds from a pays the county for each illegal See Video Page 8
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Thursday, June 25 Koffee Klatch that was held at the Holiday Inn Express
Hotel and Suites, 3101 Highway 441 South, Okeechobee. Several members
from the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a delicious breakfast
while learning about the many amenities this beautiful hotel offers such as
their large meeting room, fitness center, etc. and members were also given
the opportunity to tour one of the elegant suites. Several door prizes were
given away as well and everyone enjoyed this great opportunity for business
networking. A few of the members representing the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce are: Left to right are: Tina Troendle; Brenda Appleton; Col-
lins Duke, back left; Matt Buxton, Candace Burke, Executive Director of the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce; Jessica Bailey, General Manager of
the Holiday Inn Express and Suites; Cindy Murphy, representing the Best
Western in Okeechobee, a subsidiary, and in the front row enjoying this
event is Mason Burke.
Southeast 23rd Court will be closed to ALL traffic from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 2:30
p.m. on Thursday, July 2. This closure is so the drainage pipe under SE 23rd Court can
be replaced. Plan accordingly. For questions call, Frank Byars, 863-763-3514.
Correction Florida Lotteries
An error appeared in the photo credits
associated with an article on page nine of
the Sunday, July 28 issue of the Okeechobee
News with the headline "Okeechobee teens
attempt to change the world. The picture of
Katie Walker was courtesy of World Chang-
ers. We apologize for any inconvenience
caused by this error.
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Woman accused of
By Eric Kopp
A woman has been arrested and charged
with trying to stab her live-
in boyfriend with a steak
knife, states an Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) arrest report.
Cora Lee Hadley, 23,
S.E. 57th Drive, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Sunday,
June 28, on a felony charge
of aggravated assault (do- Cora Lee
mestic). She was also ar- Hadley
rested on a misdemeanor
charge of criminal mischief. Hadley was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a total bond of $3,000.
OCSO Deputy Joseph Hall stated in his
arrest report that Hadley and her boyfriend
were involved in an argument Sunday
around 9:46 p.m. and that the woman tried
to stab him. She then went out and cut his
bicycle tires, continued the report.
The alleged argument started when Had
ley accused her boyfriend of cheating on her.
Prior to the alleged stabbing attempt, Depu-
ty Hall said Hadley and her beau had argued
and that the man left and walked to a nearby
convenience store to "cool off." However, a
short time later Hadley reporteldy arrived at
the store and began yelling.
She was reportedly asked to leave the
store, and she did.
One charged, another sought in robbery attempt
By Eric Kopp Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office swung a knifewith a6-inch blade atthevii
Okeechobee News (OCSO), said she is trying to locate a sec tim with his right hand, said Detective Mol
,^ .. ond man who was actually armed with rison. She said the victim jumped back an
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rested and another is be
ing sought in connection
with their alleged attempt
to rob a man at knife
Esteban Villalpando, Esteban
27, S.W Second Way, Villapondo
Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed Sunday, June 28, on a felony charge of
attempted armed robbery. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $25,000.
Detective Susan Morrison, of the
The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) or the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD).).
Yvonne Christian Brady, 29, N.E. Sixth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested June 26 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging her
with violation of probation possession of
a controlled substance. She is being held
Robert Paul Padgett, 35, N.W. 254th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 26 by Dep
uty Anthony Kibler on an Osceola County
a large knife. The detective said two men
went to the 61 year-old victim's home and
asked to use his phone, but he refused. The
men also apparently demanded money, but
the victim again said no.
At this point one man asked the victim
for his phone number, said the detective.
The victim reached into his pocket and
pulled out his wallet to retrieve his phone
number. She said the man had his phone
number written on a piece of paper and
carried it in his wallet.
When the victim produced his wallet the
man reached for it with his left hand, then
warrant charging him with sexual battery.
He is being held without bond.
Matthew James Siani, 37, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 28 by
Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a St. Lucie
County 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-
David Lee Snow, 27, Reservation Road,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by Dep
uty Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the misdemeanor
of failure to appear disorderly conduct. His
was not injured.
The victim then turned and went back
into his mobile home and, as he did, the
purported armed robber gave chase.
However, according to the detective,
when the victim went into another room
the alleged robber turned and fled the
home. She said the victim went into the
room and armed himself with a machete.
Both men left the victim's home. Villa
Ipando was apprehended without further
incident in some woods behind the victim's
mobile home. The investigation is continu-
ing, the OCSO detective said.
bond was set at $2,000. He was also arrest-
ed on another Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with the felonies of violation of
probation driving while license suspended
(two counts). He is being held without bond
on those charges.
Kelly Ann Fair, 40, N.W 84th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 29 by Dep-
uty Justin Akins on a charge of driving under
the influence. Her bond was set at $500.
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The volunteers at the Humane Society
Pet Rescue FL, Inc have asked me to plead
for help. We are short-handed on kennel
cleaners. So, if you aren't afraid of a little
work, come help us keep these animals
in a clean and healthy environment. Help
us to save more lives of dogs and cats then
come on by and sign-up to get dirty, enjoy
the pets, feel good about saving animals.
The more people we
have to help us then the
less work there is to do, ,
and more time to play '
with the dogs and cats.
Come see us at 1203 .
HWY 98N in between .
the Livestock market
and Gator feed. 863 357-1104. We do not yet
have the funds to pay staff so for now this
is all volunteer time. Maybe there will be a
day we will have a bigger efficient building
with a paid staff to help. For now we depend
solely on dedicated hard working volunteers
who give us the time they can spare.
SI agree with those who think this is a
parent issue. The school system has enough
to do. Teen pregnancy is the result of many
issues, most of which happen at home. It is a
religious, cultural, moral, and parental issue.
It is not a public education responsibility.
From reading Speak Out, it sounds like
some people think they should be handing
out birth control at school. The problem is
not what happens at school. The problem
is what happens when the kids are not in
school. Parents need to take some respon-
sibility and teach their children right from
wrong. They also need to know where
their children are and who they are with at
all times. Blaming the school is passing the
buck. It's the parents' job to teach the chil-
dren about reproduction and birth control.
As the parent of a teenage girl, I think
very frank, honest discussions with the teens
are the best way to go. Answer all questions
honestly and completely and if you don't
know the answer, say so and then research
it. I think it is very important for parents to
be able to discuss the facts of life without
going nuts. Do explain your religious and
moral views and why you feel the way you
do. But in the end they will have to make
their own decisions so make sure you give
them all the information they need to make
those decisions. And you need to start these
discussions by age 12.
Not to be indelicate, but it's not just on
the girls to practice safe sex. The boys can
and should be involved in that -- and should
never rely on the girl. After all, most birth
control methods that rely on the girl alone
do not prevent the spread of STDs.
I hope this does get to the school board,
because they could get on with education -
of reading ritin' rithmetic, and not sex ed. -
if they knew how several citizens felt about
this issue. Make the parents responsible for
little Jane and Johnny, not the school. We
spend so much time and money trying to get
it right, when the root of it starts at home.
Why are these little darlings at home
alone? Nuttin' to do, and having babies?
Where are the family established morals?
Where are the consequences? No wonder
they think like they do, there are not enough
consequences for actions.
Dogs and cats
I have been in Okeechobee for almost
two years now, and I have worked for sev-
eral humane societies and such before mov-
ing here. Frankly, to see how many of you
mistreat your animals because of simple ne-
glect is amazing to me. I am shocked to see
that some of you don't give the first thought
to a normal regime of care for the animals
that you seem to care so much about. I have
worked for a local vet and the number of
parvo and heart worm cases that come into
the place is astounding. Did you know that it
costs about $13 at the most, a month to treat
a dog for heartworm prevention medication,
but that it costs over $1,000 to treat it? This is
not to mention the amount of pain and suf-
fering you are causing your pet. And parvo is
worse. Just use your heads, guys. Take care
of your animals. Parvo lasts in your yard for
up to seven years. Think about it.
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I was reading that the property values
are going to drop another 15 to 20 percent
for the next budget year. If our county com-
missioners are having trouble with this year,
what are they going to do with the next bud-
get. So here I go again, trying to get blatant
ag exemptions off of commercial property
and property that has been rezoned for com-
mercial or residential projects. My question
to the tax
fice is, who
sets the tax-
able value of
a parcel that
is used as
cels and all of
them have a
able value per
acre. If the appraisers office sets that rate,
why can't you raise the rate to a fair market
value? Some of this land has been sold for
millions of dollars in the last few years, yet is
still taxed at a little of nothing.
I have no problem with the county
commissioners going to a seminar or work-
shop for county commissioners. But I don't
understand why they each had to take their
own cars and each claim mileage to be
reimbursed by the taxpayers. Four com-
missioners and the county administrator
went. They could have all carpooled in one
county vehicle. We have a budget deficit and
had to fire county workers to save money.
Shouldn't the county commissioners be a
little more careful with how they spend the
Well they have taxed the smokers so
much that most smokers are finally just try-
ing to quit smoking. I guess that is what they
wanted. Drive the cigarette companies out
of business. But who is going to make up
the difference in tax money when there are
no more cigarette taxes to collect? And who
is going to pay for all of the unemployment
benefits for the workers who will lose their
jobs when the cigarette factories go out of
business and the tobacco farms go bank-
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These cigarette taxes are very upset-
ting to me and I'm a non-smoker and have
been for over thirty years. I'm seeing a trend
I don't like. First, we'll go after the smokers.
Supposedly for cancer research, I thought
the drug companies had to charge the ex-
travagant prices they do for their products to
further research. Then it's to support Med-
icaid. How about if the government takes
away Medicaid benefits from people who
use tobacco and alcohol? They're only kill-
ing themselves anyway. Besides, they're on
a free ride to begin with. After our politicians
are done. Who will be the next group they
go after? They've already got tobacco users,
driver license fees and vehicle registration
fees are going up. There is no public trans-
portation in Okeechobee nor is there a plan
for one. Florida might be taxing itself right
out of business. Who's next?
Every time these people come and go
they leave piles of trash on our roadsides for
someone else to clean up. My question is,
who's supposed to pick up all these pieces
of furniture and tires these people leave be-
hind? Now we are in our hurricane season
and I want to know who is going to pick up
all this trash. I would like to suggest that our
County Commissioners get busy and check
their districts. That's why we have to pay for
your vehicle allowance. Get it done.
Twelve feet does not seem very high for
the lake level for this time of year, until you
look at how low it was a year
ago. We all need to thank
God for the recent rainfall
and hope we have a good
wet season to bring the
lake back up where it
should be at the start of
the dry season. However,
even if the lake is up again that is no rea-
son to waste water. We cannot ever afford
to waste water. It is too precious.
I do not understand all the hoopla on
the television non-stop about Michael Jack-
son. Yes, he was famous. He is an enter-
tainer. But his life was not any more valu-
able than anyone else's. His death is not any
more important than anyone else's. And he
certainly was no role model for children.
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A last minute plan has come together
for a fireworks display at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center on July 4th. As
of newspaper deadline on Tuesday eve-
ning final details were still being worked
out. However, the Okeechobee News was
told that the county administrator agreed
to the use of the agri-civic center, the site
of several recent July 4th fireworks dis-
Specific details have not been worked
out yet. However, in years past the gates
were open early in the evening and fire-
works began at dusk. The sheriff's office
is planning to provide traffic control and
fire/rescue will have a fire truck on hand
for safety. Entrance will probably be from
S. R. 710. It is not know if there will be
food and drink vendors on hand.
The fireworks are being funded by
a private donor. For more information
and details see the Friday edition of the
Okeechobee News or online see the
Okeechobee Local Government "blog"
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Okeechobee News 5
Spaghetti dinner to
benefit rodeo team
OHS Rodeo Team will hold a benefit spa-
ghetti fundraiser on Thursday, July 2. Din-
ners will be $7 and include meatsauce with
elbow noodles, salad, roll. Tea available
on pickup orders only. Delivery or pick-up
available. All proceeds to benefit our eight
Okeechobee team members traveling to
New Mexico to compete in the National
High School Rodeo. Call 863-634-1962 to
place your order!
New venturing crew
Venturing crew, 2009, will have its first
organizational meeting on Thursday, July
2, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. Venturing is an
organization of the Boy Scouts of America
for young adult males and females age 15
(or in ninth grade)-21 years of age. For fur-
ther information, please contact Col. (R)
Saucier at 863-697-6763.
VFW Post to host
July 4 celebration
VFW Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge will
host a July 4, celebration. Dinner is from
12:30 until 2 p.m. with barbecue pork and
beef, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans,
ice cream for desert. All you can eat. Dona-
tions for dinner are just $8. Entertainment
starts at 2 p.m. Music will be by John Gal-
lagher. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold a cake
walk and there will also be door prizes and
drawings from 7 until 8 p.m.
Martha's House support groups -- Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church 200 N.W Second St. It's an
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food served at 5
p m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. For information call
863-763-2250. Public is welcome
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 North Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and
join in on the fun. For more information call Belinda
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-
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
Family History Center is open from I until 5
p m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding who
your ancestors are is welcome. For information, call
The Family History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard
Smith at 863-261-5706 for special appointments.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous meets
at The Gathering Church, 735 SW 24th Ave, at 7
p.m. in the youth building behind the church. For
information, call Monika at 801-3244 or Rocy at 610-
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9
p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a m. at the Community
Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call 863-
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412 N.W Sixth St.
For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64 501
SE Second St.
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. Call Phyllis at 863-467-
8636 or Hazel at 863-763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W Third Ave. Everyone is invited.
For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-357-6257.
Grieving parents support group is a non-
denominational group of parents who meet from 7
until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross building classroom,
Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information call
Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie and Tony at
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support
groups for women who are, or have been, affected
by domestic violence and abusive relationships,
at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-2893, or call
Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-2893 or
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and
VFW Post plans
July 4 celebration
VFW Post 10539 will host an old fash-
ioned Fourth of July celebration starting at
noon with a presentation by the Okeecho-
bee K-9 Unit courtesy of Sheriff Paul May. At
1 p.m., the Post will host a lunch of barbe-
cued pulled pork and hamburgers with all
the fixings for $5. Music starts at 1 p.m. com-
pliments of the Harmon Brothers and John
Elder. There will be a watermelon seed spit-
ting contest at 3 p.m. Visitors are welcome.
July 4th festivities planned
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club, 4870 High-
way 441 S.E., will host an old fashioned Red,
White and Blue Independence Party. Dress
in your best glory colors for food, fun, festivi-
ties and music on Saturday, July 4 from 4 to
7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans
and slaw will be served for $3. Kids games
will include balloon toss, corn toss and sack
races. For information, call 863-763-8262.
Radio program targets safety
Puddin Race, education coordinator for
the St. Lucie County Fire District will be the
guest on WWFR Radio 91.7 FM on July 4 at
7:30 a.m. with rebroadcasts at 1 and 6 p.m.
The topic will be fireworks safety and wa-
ter safety, and novelty lighters that look like
English as a second language classes will meet
from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics
Anonymous will meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at
the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. For
information, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation
Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Teen
Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at 863-
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group at 2 p.m. at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
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 SW Sixa Ave. at 7 p.m. For
information call Monika at 863-801-3244.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group welcomes all cancer patients, survivors and
supporters to attend, support and encourage each
other. We meet the first Thursday of each month at
5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, (entrance is the door to the W in front
of church). Please contact Susie Pickering at 863-
467-5831 or First Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for
Red Cross plans classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing Health & Safety classes in July:
Wed., July 8 Adult CPR/AED @ 6 p.m.
Mon., July 20-Infant/Child CPR/AED@6 p.m.
Thurs., July 23 First Aid Basics @ 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.
Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near
89 and 70 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms likely mainly after noon.
Winds will be from the west southwest be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 71 and a 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms mainly before 2 a.m.
Winds will be from the southwest around 5
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high
near 91 and a 60 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms mainly after noon.
Winds will be calm becoming south south-
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a
low around 73 and a 30 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms before mid-
night. Winds will be from the south at 5
mph becoming calm.
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Martha Evans Zimmer, 64
OKEECHOBEE Martha Evans Zimmer, age
64, of Okeechobee, died Monday, June 29,
2009, in the Hamrick Home.
Born Feb. 9, 1945, in East Bernstadt, Ky., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee for the last
32 years and was a member of the Ladies of the
She was preceded in death by her father, May-
nard Dewey Evans.
She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine
Seals Bailey (Garry W.) of Griffin, Ga.; grand-
daughters, Kelly L Bailey, Sara L. Bailey, Jamie L.
Bailey; great-granddaughter, Kaylah Rayne Col-
In addition she is survived by her mother, Syl-
via Jane Evans of Kentucky; sisters, Margie
Greene, Fonniel M. Henderson, Loretta M. Ho-
ward, Joyce M. Tallent, Jacqueline Jones; broth-
ers, James E. Evans, Dewey F. Evans, Marvin
Evans, Jeffery Lee Evans, Carl Wayne Evans,
Charles R. Evans and friends, Elsie and Carl Pol-
lock and Greg Gilpin.
There are no local public services planned.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.
Mara Nell Shaw, 90
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Mara Nell Shaw, age
90, of Buckhead Ridge, died Monday, June 29,
2009, in Raulerson Hospital.
Born May 31, 1919 in Fayette, Ohio, and had
been a resident of Buckhead Ridge since 1981.
She was a registered nurse graduating from To-
ledo Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo,
Ohio, where she worked upon her graduation.
In addition she served as the Director of Nursing
at Blanchard Hospital in Morenci, Mich., and
also as Director of Nursiong in Morenci Area
Hospital. She served as night supervisor in both
the old and new Hospital in Okeechobee.
She was a member of the Buckhead Ridge
Homeowners Association for over 25 years,
serving on the board as President, Vice Presi-
dent, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant of Arms
during these years. In addition she was a Life
Member of the Eastern Star, and President of
the Weimaraner Club of South Florida. She
loved training and showing her Weimaraners.
She was preceded in death by her husbands,
Richard Shaw and Dean Dale Kennedy.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet K. Hold-
en (Carl) of Okeechobee; granddaughters, Ja-
nine Phelan (Patrick), and JoNell Jaynes
(Matthew); grandchildren, Jordon and Michael
Phelan, Jenna and Charles Jaynes; step-daugh-
ters, Shirley Mearings (Robert) of Paw Paw,
Mich., and Linda Shaw of Ocala; four step-
grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchil-
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.
until service time of 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor
Randy Huckabee officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
maybe made to The American Cancer Society of
South Florida; The South Florida Weimaraner
Rescue, Inc., Cassandra Salmond, 504 Firewood
Ave, Eustis, FL 32726; or the First Baptist Church
Building Fund, 401 S W 4th Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34974.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th, Okeechobee.
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
Vernie 'Bunn' Bass, 93
OKEECHOBEE Vernie Bunn Bass, age 93,
of Okeechobee, died June 29, 2009, at his
Born March 5,1916, in St.
Cloud to Tye and Maggie
(Padgett) Bass he was a
member of the North Okee-
chobee Church of God. He
was retired as Supervisor of
the Okeechobee County Ce-
Mr. Bass is survived by
his wife, Carnell Bass
of Okeechobee; two sons, Joel Bass (Penny) of
Flippin, Ark., and Tye Bass (Glenda) of Okee-
chobee; two daughters, Kathy Puckett (Roy) of
Oneonta, Ala. and Sandy Henry of Eufaula, Ala.;
brother, Kirby Bass of St. Cloud; seven grand-
children; seven great-grandchildren; and three
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1,
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Funeral ser-
vices will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Okee-
chobee Church of God, 301 NE 4th Ave.,
Okeechobee, with Pastor Don Leon and Pastor
Noah Taylor officiating. Interment will follow at
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FI
Julie 'Clyrene' McSwain
BELLE GLADE Julie "Clyrene" Harbison
McSwain, "Mrs.Mac" as she was affectionately
known to many, was born Sept. 30, 1921, and
passed from this life on June 18, 2009. She was
bor in Culan Co., Ala. to Oney and Myrtle
Harbison, and later married Euell McSwain, Oct.
Other than her husband and parents, she was
preceded in death by an infant daughter, infant
grandson and an infant great-great-grandson.
Mrs. Mac is survived by a daughter, Margene
Holley of Ponce de Leon; a son, Wayne
McSwain and wife Martha of Mt. Dora; and a
daughter, Linda Daniel and husband W L. of
Clewiston. She is also survived by two sisters,
Flora Sullivan of Section, Ala., and Beth Nicho-
las of Okeechobee. Granny Mac also leaves be-
hind 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren;
six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of neic-
es, nephews and friends.
Services were held June 22nd at Glades Funer-
al Chapel in Belle Glade and burial was in Fore-
verglades Cemetery. Phillip Nicholas officiated.
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Churches plan summer activities
By Pete Gawda 18, 20, 25 and 27.
Okeechobee News Play begins Aug.
First Baptist Church, 401 S.E. Fourth 31. Boys and girls
St., will host sports camp July 13-17 at the from K-4 through
Recreation Outreach Center (ROC), from sxtn grau e may
6 to 8:30 p.m. The camp is open to gradu- information, call
ates of kindergarten through graduates of 863-763-1699. Places of
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Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 to appear in Wednesday's column is 5 p.m. the
S.E. 18th Terrace, will have vacation Bible Monday before.
school July 13-17 from 6:30 to 8:30. Age
groups will range from preschool through
middle school. The theme is Studio GO!
Peace Lutheran Church, 1750 N. W.
23rd Lane, is participating in the FUGA Dis-
trict Summer Event July 26 Aug. 1. They
will be helping the community of Eustis, -4W
which was damaged by Tropical Storm Faye
last fall. The event is open to high and col- with
lege level young people and adults. --an
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(I-r) Janine Merriman, Darlene RI-
vera, Miriam Hernandez, Ericka
Cervantes, Leslie Garcia, Jasmine
Mendoza, Rebekka Hair, Ruby Es-
trada, Sam Smith and Robert Tijerl-
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Toni Wiersma presented Church of
Our Saviour Scholarships to Laura
Serrano, Kallin Wallace, Christo-
pher Cain, James Greeson and Ty-
ler Hayes at the Okeechobee High
School Awards Night.
Lake VFW Post
10539 & Ladies
Laura Serrano (left) and Clara Dela-
gall (right) received the Okeecho-
bee Big Lake VFW Post 10539 and
Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, pre-
sented by Marian Merritt (center)
on OHS Awards night.
IRSC scholarships were presented
to valedictorians Olivia Skeen, Joy
Burnham and Vick Patel by Sam
Smith and Janine Merriman at the
OHS Scholarship Awards Night.
Brittany Carrier (left) and Eman-
uel Cortez (right) received Lake
Okeechobee Airboat Association
Scholarships from Kandi Koedam
(center) at the Okeechobee High
School Awards Niaht.
County Fair Assoc.
Dianne Spann (left) and Linda Sy-
frett (right) presented the Okeecho-
bee County Fair Association Schol-
arship to Heather TInsley at the
Okeechobee High School Awards
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Memorial Scholarship to Joshua
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detained by a customs officer who had a dif-
ferent interpretation of the law. One person
in the last four was wearing a T-shirt that
read "Mission Trip 2009." This aroused the
curiosity of that customs officer. As a result,
the entire group was taken to a holding area,
relieved of their belongings including cell
phones, photographed, and fingerprinted.
Rev. Dawson did say that they were treat-
ed very politely and asked if they needed
anything to drink or eat.
He did manage to call the U.S. Embassy
from a pay phone but that call did not re-
sult in any help. Rev. Weary also spent eight
hours on the phone trying to find a solution
to their dilemma.
The mood in the holding room was one
of shock and disappointment. The students
After many hours, they were eventually
escorted by security personnel onto two re-
turn flights to the United States. The group
had raised $30,000 for the trip through fund-
raising efforts and their forced return caused
the loss of about half that amount.
The flight home was the longest ever
since by their return they had been up for
"We could have lied and still been over
there," Rev. Dawson said. "The law is keep-
ing the wrong element out."
"They did their job," he said of the cus-
toms agents. However, he added, "They
could have shown some understanding and
Rev. Dawson said the trip was scheduled
to be 50 percent missions and 50 sightsee-
ing. The group was scheduled to paint and
clean up their host church, work in the
church's thrift store and feed the homeless.
They were also going to learn about the his-
tory of the Methodist Church which was
founded in England by John Wesley.
"Extreme disappointment," is how Dowl-
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cording to program qualifying guidelines.
Once this basic time period is reached, the
federal government will pay for all pre- and
post-trial time served.
Mr. White said this is the first time in seven
years the jail has made use of the money.
Last year, SCAAP paid for over 4,000 ille-
gal aliens who were housed in the Okeecho-
According to county records, prior to the
purchase of this system there was $207,231
in the local SCAAP account.
These funds can be utilized for a vari-
ety of jail uses, which includes: salaries for
corrections officers; corrections workforce
recruitment and retention; training and
education for inmates; medical and mental
health services; technology; and, disaster
Besides streamlining the visitation pro-
cess, the system also offers protection to
both inmates and corrections officers.
"We didn't want the violent inmates sit-
ing Watford, chairman of the church coun-
cil, expressed the feelings of the church over
the incident. Mr. Watford said there was also
a lot of frustration over what he called "a ri-
"The good news is that they were safe,"
he added. As chairman of the church coun-
cil, Mr. Watford said he got the word first
and notified the parents. He said he did not
know about the situation until the group
was headed back home.
Mr. Watford said that since this incident,
he has been in contact with Congressman
Tom Rooney's office. He said that the sad
thing is that if the congressman's office had
been informed of the situation in time, things
may have turned out differently.
"I suggest the officers should have looked
more carefully at the discretion they have.
This was a definite over reaction," Islington
South and Finsbury Labour MP Emily Thorn-
berry told the Tribune.
A UK Border Agency spokesperson told
the Tribune that anyone coming into the
country in this situation should have a cer-
tificate of sponsorship from a charitable or-
ganization and the right visa or they would
be refused entry into the country.
The Tribune reported that members of
the Islington church were "disgusted and
embarrassed" at the lack of hospitality
shown the American group.
"We don't even know if we will be wel-
comed back to the UK," Rev. Dawson said.
That is because one of the questions asked
of new arrivals is if they have ever been re-
fused admittance to the country. However,
that will not stop future missions trips. If not
England, Rev. Dawson said, there are other
places his youth group can go.
Post your opinions In the Public Issues Forum at
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ting next to the non-violent inmates," Mr.
Video Detention Deputy Martha Geddie
monitors inmate visitation Monday through
Friday, from 1 until 9:30 p.m. Deputy Geddie
can also shut off the system at any time.
"She signs them (visitors) in, plugs in the
computer and they go from there," said Mr.
The screens and phones were installed in
the various dorms and rooms so that some
places, such as the showers, can't be seen.
Also, all visitations are now recorded
onto a computer hard drive then transferred
to a disc so that there is a video record of
Although the video system was just add-
ed to the local jail, Mr. White said the system
is being installed in almost every new jail fa-
cility being built.
According to jail procedures, visitation
for adult males is held Monday-Thursday
for a period of 60 minutes, and inmates are
allowed visitors twice a week. Female visi-
tation is held every Friday and for a period
of 60 minutes. Visitation for male juveniles
is held each Saturday from 1:45-3:45 p.m.
For female juveniles, visitation is allowed on
Sunday from 1:45-3:45 p.m.
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watchdog." Most citizens
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Ann Decker visits Kiwanis
Jeff Sumner, Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee, with his guest
speaker, Ann Decker, executive director of Indian River State College Foun-
dation Inc. Ann spoke at the Thursday, June 25, Kiwanis meeting at the
American Legion and explained how enrollment at the college is up 11 per-
cent this year compared to 8 percent last year. A large part of this increase
is the fact that more adults are taking classes to finish their degree during
these tough economic times. The IRSC Foundation gives away two million
dollars in scholarships to the right applicants and they are pleased to an-
nounce that there have not been any layoffs. To learn more, you may visit
their website at: www.irscfoundation.org.
Be safe with fireworks
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue urges than 1,200 degrees, which is hot enough to
everyone to be careful with personal fire- cause third degree burns. Bottle rockets can
works this 4th of July Remember just be- fly into people's faces and cause eye injuries,
cause a particular firework is sold to the sparklers can ignite clothing and firecrackers
public does not necessarily mean that it is can injure the hands or face if they explode
safe to use and legal. at close range. Never pick up any leftover
Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hopkins is tasked fireworks, they may still be active. The risk
with inspecting the fireworks sales in the o fireworks injury is two-and-a-half times
county. He checks to see if the tent is safe high for children ages 10-14 as for the
and they have the proper permits, fire extin- as
guishers and "No Smoking" signs, general population. Younger children often
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Association and Consumer Product Safety fireworks safely. Home made fireworks can
Commission about 30,000 fires and 9,500 lead to dangerous and unpredictable explo-
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by being too close to fireworks when they reduce the risk of them running loose or get-
explode. The tip of a sparkler burns at more ting injured.
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Seacoast National Bank gave away a hurricane cooler at the American Red
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IAN MATTHEW LISCOMB
than and Amanda Liscomb are
proud to announce the birth of their
son, lan Matthew Liscomb. lan
was born April 2009 at Martin Memorial
Hospital in Stuart. He weighed 5 pounds
12 ounces and was 20 inches long. His
maternal Grandparents are Roland and
Brenda Arnold. Paternal Grandparents
are Scott and Jeannette Smet. Ian also
has two Great Grandmothers, Betty
Jean Lanier of Okeechobee and Mildred
Hollis of Vero Beach, and a Great Great
Grandmother, Beadle Mae Thomas, also
BEVERLY GODWIN &
O rrin Tell Wilkerson II invites
you to celebrate the marriage
of his parents, Beverly Nicole
Godwin and Orrin Tell Wilkerson on
Saturday, July 4, 2009 at 6 o'clock in
the evening. The wedding will be held
at 16305 N.W. 190th rd. Okeechobee,
Fl. Reception immediately following.
Bringing a covered dish would be
appreciated. All friends and family are
O.G. & C.G.
Gold Tee winners June 26: First place D.
Bockoras. Second place C. Herndon. Third place
-C. Ferguson. Fourth place tie V Johnson and F
Platt. Note: Chet Herndon had an eagle on #1.
PI.GS League June 24: First place Ben
Burdeshaw Second place Max Sherry Last
place Russ Adams.
Closest to the pin. Kenny Curran (2) and
George Guydosh (2)
PI.G S League June 26" First place Harry
White. Second place Ken Wilder Last place -
Closest to the Pin: Kenny Curran, Ben Burde
shaw, George Guydosh.
BRITNEY DRYDEN &
oe and Tracy Dryden of Okeechobee are
pleased to announce the engagement
of their daughter, Britney N. Dryden to
Lewis W. Marsden, son of Lewis and Darlene
Marsden of Okeechobee. The wedding is
planned on August 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the
Civic Center on Highway 98 in Okeechobee.
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to ID... (863)763-8079
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since Tue morning,
wearing collar, solid
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CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much Morel
No Job Too Big or Small.
License# 5698 & 1126
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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WINDOW AC very
good condition, $60.
SKIP BARBQUE'S Coca-
Cola Antique's -
$3500/or best offer.
works fine, Kenmore,
good condition $100.
ERATOR Whiteonly 7
months old. $250.
by side, white, like new.
SIDE BY side white,
GE fridge w/ water &
WASHER/DRYER SET -
white excellent condi-
HUFFY 3 speed Ladies
26 in. Labelle ready to
Ladies 26 in. 2 wheel
Bicycle $45 firm.
MT. BIKE 18 speed Free
spirit only rode in
Florida Mountains! $55.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or doset in
DOORS 125 30"-32"x
outs interior and exteri
or doors mostly colonial
style will sell 1 to 100
cheap $1200/will sep.
SOFFITS NEW 12' Vinyl
White Vented 2 Boxes
BOYS 5T several shirts/
shorts very good cond
White metal w/ ladder.
$ 1 2 5 / f I r m.
White metal w/ ladder.
$12 5 /f r m
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels.
S1 0 0 / f I r m.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
LIKE NEW Designer
Mens Jeans Jean sz
32/34 EX Cond. Each
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How do you find a job
in today's competi-
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of the classified
NEW pair of MENS
jeans 40x32 (Okee) $5.
17,000 Late 80s 90s
16 albums + $1000.
DOLL HOUSE 15
rooms, attic, must see,
$950 or best offer
DELL COMPUTER -
WinXP, desktop, eve-
thing included. $350.
DELL TOWER Fast XP
Pro, flat screen! Com-
plete system Like new!
BRASS BED like new
CHILDS TABLE with 2
chairs, solid wood, exc.
DINING ROOM SET -
Round table, 3 chairs, 2
china cabs, good cond.
DRESSER chest of
drawers, exc. cond.,
$150 will sell separate-
FUTON Sealy Mattress
with cover, wood arms,
excellent cond. $40
GREEN LEATHER Sofa,
Love Seat, and Otto-
man $450/or best of-
KING SIZE Honey pine
bedroom set. 30.
Queen, Pillow-top, after
OAK ROLL-TOP desk -
like new $100.
SOFA 3 Piece Sofa sec-
tional w/pull out bed.
Very good condition
762 30 Cal. Auto -lots
of ammo. 32 Auto with
ammo Both or will seper-
ate $825 (863)697-6195
BERETTA Model 85FS
Cheetah 380 nickel
w.8rd mag. $400.
BERETTA Model 92FS
9mm blue finish w/high
cap mags. $525.
B.A.R. case, paper
work, 3x9 boss, shells,
sarfi grade 2, more
COLT Anaconda S/S
.44 Magnum with 8"
EARLY 1900 Smith &
Wesson long rifle 6
shooter with holster &
500 rounds of ammo.
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
FRANCHI 20 gauge
semi auto near new
condition. $425/or best
PARA ORDNANCE -
LDA-CCW S/S 45acp
DAO 4&1/4"bbl. unfired
S & W 9mm Model 39-2
380. Strum Lugar 357
Revolver 6" $550. $925
for both or will separate.
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem
Mag w/scope call 4
more info $400.
Rem., 3x9 Tasco scope,
bolt action, good cond.
WORLD WAR II Japa-
nese Mambo pistol In
good condition $350.
Machine $75/or best
LIKE NEW/LEAVE MSG.
ter 820, asking $250
WESLO PURSUIT 350
Stationary Bike Like
WELDER PRO Club
weight bench w/3001b
weight set $300.
Black & Decker Infra-
wave speed cooking
with instructional DVD.
$40 firm 863-763-5265.
BEDSIDE COMMODE -
Scooter $500 also for
sale electric lift for sale.
ELECTRIC SCOOTER -
$1200/or best offer.
ELECTRIC WC lift -
$1200/or best offer.
SCRUBS size 2x only-
like new $5/or best of-
WALKER WITH wheels
$50/or best offer.
Electric. New condition.
4 Sided Heavy duty
53Wx 35"D x 57"H
TRAXXAS R/C truck -
electric monster truck
$50/or best offer.
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
BIRD CAGES 4Ft on
stand Round and a 19"
X 4' Square on stand
CHIHUAHUA 3 mo.
male. 2nd shots and
wormed. Barb (Days)
3 mo's. old, CKC Reg., 2
Ms, 1 F, Vet Checked &
wormed. Super person-
FREE KITTEN to Good
Home Female Grey ti-
ger striped. $0.
Free Kittens to good
homes only.located in
type,CUTE in colorful
cage with tunnels; all
set-up! FREE! $0.
KITTENS FREE KIT-
TENS! VERY SOFT AND
PLAYFUL KITTENS IN
left!Looking for a
PUPS CKC, 2 Males,
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.
Rabbits for Sale
Pedigree Dwarf DOB
CANON REBEL XSI
w/zoom lens 12 MP
digital SLR like new.
treadmill 6mths old
and barely used. $200.
stereo amp 240 watt
2ch $50/or best offer.
AKAI 30" Television -
wide aspect, perfect
QUASAR 27", tube tv,
4 yrs. old, perfect will
demo on cable, $125.
7 Tickets "Dora the
Explorer Live" Sat. Aug
8, 2009 2 p.m. Broward
Center Ft Lauderdale
$36 ea. 863-634-1742
DEWALT 1/ in. Impact-
Driver Pd. 300 Never
Used $250/or best of-
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.
Force, 5.5hp, at 3600
RPM's, 2yrs old, used 5
TOR like new 10,500
watts, on wheels,
$1750 or best offer
Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
BOSE 3-2-1 (Series 3) -
Paid $899-Used 2
months $750/or best
DVD RECORDER Pio-
neer in excellent condi-
tion. Record from TV.
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BUDDY SEAT Kids ride
S5 0 / fir m.
LIL DUDE STIRRUPS -
$ 2 5 / fir m
5 FT FENCE WITH 2
GATES $1000/or best
DR FIELD & BRUSH
MOWER Perfect shape
FINISH MOWER for
tractor w/3 point hitch
& pto. Call for details
HOG/DOG TRAILER 3
bayed with diamond
plate roof, new tires.
tractor 3cyl die-
RIDING MOWER -
Honda HT 1338, 38"
cut, 13hp eng, battery,
runs good $600
RIDING MOWER 12.5
HP 36" Mows Great!!
$400/or best offer.
MESA PLANT WORLD
FRUIT TREES: Blueberry,
Apple, Avocado, Cherry,
Peach, Pear, Pecan,
Carambola, Dragon Fruit,
Mango & White Sapote.
Lic. # 48006674
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IN TOWN 2/2 very
clean, w/d, lawn main
included, $800 + $300
lke new, $435/mo, +
until. 1st & last, Huge
screen porch & work
OKEECHOBEE In Town
1BR, 1BA, $550 mo.,
1st & last mo. sec. No
TRI-PLEX APT In
town, 2br, iba, quiet
hookups, newly painted,
large rooms, $600/mo +
$600 sec dep. Application
KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New fir tile. Inclds
Water, Elec. $800 mo.
OAK LAKE VILLA'S #17
2/2, W&D, New carpet.
$800 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec 863-467-5965
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile floors, jacuzzi
tub, Bring Pets, Large
New 3BR, 2BA on huge
lot. Rent $875. Buy
120K Financing Avail.
BLUE HERIN 3BR, 2BA
CBS w/2 Car gar., Mint
Condition. W/D $1200
mo. Unfurnished &
Basswood 3BR, 2BA
CBS w/2 Car gar., Mint
Condition. W/D $1200
mo. Unfurnished & 4BR,
2BA, 2 Car gar, w/
Granite Kitchen & Stain-
less Steel App. W/D
$1200 mo. Call
DIXIE RANCH Acres-
2br/lba duplex $500
month + $400 dep., in-
cludes water, lawn, gar-
bage, NO PETS. Call
NEW 3BR, 2BA, in town.
Wood firs Granite coun-
tertops. Fenced back-
yard. $1300 mo. + sec.
month or 1 year lease
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
OKEE ESTATES 2/1,
tile floor, W/D, W/D, $900 mo
+ 1st & sec. 818 SE
10th St. (863)532-0074
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $1000 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
Dixie Ranch, $800/mo,
1st, last & $500 sec
PALM CREEK EST- Gat-
ed Comm. w/pool, 5br,
PARK MODEL 1/1, fur-
nished, all included.
$145/wk. $300 dep. NO
1.5ba, LR, DR, FR, Ist,
& Sec. $800/mo.
BHR 4/2, fenced yard,
fireplace, lake access,
$800 mo. + sec. dep. &
BHR 2/2 Fully furnished
Power & Water Includ-
ed. No pets. $1150 mo.
+ sec. (863)824-0981
TC CONDOS 1/1, Power
& Water Included. New
apple pool. $850 o. +
For more listings,
PLAYLAND PARK 3BR,
2BA on 5 acres, w/de-
tached metal dbl car-
port & until rm. 1/ ml to
Seminole Elm Sch.
For more listings,
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 special. M-F
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
BHR 2BR/2BA, dbl.
wide, furn. or not, w/d,
screened porch, $700
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
For Sale 1/1 Closed
patio on Taylor Creek
Utilities included in lot.
Has dock w/electric.
For more listings,
ALUM.16FT 1997 -
40HP YAMAHA MOTOR,
BOAT Sears, Alumi-
num, 12 Ft. 8 hp Yama-
ha 4 stroke w/trailer.
TOON TRAILER 2005
- 2 axelsalmost new
STREAK 1970 NO TI-
TLE NEEDS WORK
DAUP RV '79 All appli-
ances included. $1000
or best offer. Call
Taylor Creek RV Park
Lots $350 per mo. All
utilities paid. Selected
JET SKIIS 1995 -
WaveRunner and Kawa-
saki 900. With trailer.
SS.PROP Suzuki s.s.
prop 131/4x18 Like
NEW 80hp tol40hp
TROLLING MTR bow
mount, 12/24v, motor
guide, hand controlled,
HARLEY 883 HUGGER
2000 Under 10,000
miles...Like new! No
calls after 9pm, please.
$ 4 0 0 0 / neg .
HOMDA CLASSIC -
500 cc, 13,000 miles,
$500. Call Bob for de-
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
ALUMA LITE '87 32;
A/C, clean, neat, good
shape. $4000 or best
For more listings,
BUICK LESABRE CUS-
TOM 2003 V-6, load-
ed $3000/or best offer.
1991 White, 4 door,
runs good. $750.
1986 run great & ac
$2400/or best offer.
CLASSIC 1986- good
LET 1986 run great
good ac $2400/or best
DODGE CARAVAN SE
2000 CD, a/c, V-6
runs great $2000/neg.
1972 351 Cleveland,c
4 9" posi $1750.
FORD RANGER 1992-
FORD T BIRD 1984 -
good $1200/or best of-
TOYOTA CAMRY 1992
- A/c, p/w, p/l running
but smoking $300/firm.
TOYOTA PASEO '92 2
dr, red, exc transp., exc
running. $800 or best
EZGO ELE. Select Two
seater, Good Cond.
Good Batt. W/charger
'85 Dooley, 4 spd, V8,
FORKLIFT, 1998 JCB,
diesel rebuilt engine,
6500 Ibs, 4x4, side
shift, Must sell. Call
305-370-5647 with best
price, Clewiston area
1995-99 DODGE Tail-
lights Custom, 4 Neon
'68 DODGE 383 Engine
- Runs good, still in
FORD RIMS "NEW" 6
LUG 18" ALUM. FX4
$350/or best offer.
TIRES (4) military, for
4x4 or boggie, $300
TONNEAU COVER Black
- Ex. cond. Fit on a
2004 Silverado Ext. cab.
Chevy 2WD 1500 Pick-
up $600/or best offer.
2005 $600/or best of-
Very nice Truck bed off
of 2000 Ford F250 L.W.B.
$600 Diamond plate 50.
Gal fuel tank with tool
box. M450 Rear bumper.
Good condition 550.
Two Class 4 trailer hitch-
es. One like new-250.
$1100 for all.
'95 Dodge 1500 pickup
with topper. $2000 obo
318v8 LaBelle 863-
612-4832 or 674-1333
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
DODGE PU '01 Ram
2500, quad cab, 5.9
diesel, hitch, runs good,
DODGE RAM CHARGER
'88 100 good condi-
TOP black, 72.5"x100'",
front sliding glass, good
GMC SIERRA 2002
2500 HD, Nice truck.
$4000 or best offer.
763-4426 Iv. message.
1998 Runs great, cold
air, Labelle $1600.
1998 Runs great,load-
ENCLOSED TRAILER -
for motorcycle, 6x12
UTILITY TRAILER -
5'x9' trailer with sides
and spare tire $400.
For more listings,
Mos & Assoclates, the Consruc-
'on Manager for the OC-Work
Camp o be econ rated in Okeeh-
bee, Rorida, wil be receiving blds
late July 209 for all bd packages.
Ths project ll be bid In 3 grmps
Pre-Bd conferens fa each group
of bid packages ill be held at a lat-
er date B"' panages will be
aaliable mn the coing eeks In-
dn Zomm mal om or by
tested brddes oo roqurre about
=sates, yankenndta v d selat
phone at 35-502 -338
Th project consists of a 50,000
SF, 16 buldrngdst utre camps.
The pe of wrk wll includearth-
work, t grading, buiddng pad con-
strucon, concrete slabs and
sdewalks, concrete maIsnrly wals,
galvanized standing eam roof, pre
engineered wood tlu ssterm, se
ubibes iwer, water, storm fire
protection) site and buiding eletr-
al, mechanical, plumbing, asphalt
parng and dnves, security fncang,n
ing and food ser ce equipment
3f2486 ON 61.28.71 .35109
IN TE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH UDICIL- CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKECHOBE
CASE NO. 0BCA
BRANCH BANKING AND
JUANA PATINO t l,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru-
ant to the inal Judgment entered in
this ase now pending in sAd Courl
the style of w01 is idated above.
I ill sell to the highest and best
bdder for cash at The Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Stme s Okeechobeh, Noida
34972, on the 15th day of July,
2009, at 11 a.m. the following de-
Mbed property as et forth in srd
Order oFill udgmen t, t o-w
PARCEL 29, SUNCREEK RANCH,
ACCORDING TO TE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 15 OF THE PUB-
ULIC RECORDS OF OKEECNO-
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 LIS PENDENS MUST
RLE A CLAIM WITHlIN 60 DAYS AF-
ORDERED AT OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA ths 9th day of
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
aes r, OCct Court
By Linda F. Young
As Deputy ClI
SPEAR & HOFFMAN PA
Dadeland Execubve Center
9700 Seath DOoe Hhway, Sute 610
Miami Fonda 33156
Tekphone (305) 670-2299
324163 ON 6/24;71/09
NOTICE OF SALE
STATE OF FLORIDA, COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE
TO: Arthur Smith
905 NE 14th Ae, Okeehobee, 1 34972
ease ta noe that Custa n Sahts and Sounds II Inc, the lienor
here, whose address 1811 S Parrot Ave Okeechobee FL 4974 here-
by claims a ien on the following motor ehle that is now in e o ose-
Won of Cstm S s and Sounds U, Inc. under Sethon 713.06,
Lenor furnshed labor, seres or rmatenal consuming of'
Custom AudIO Work iudo Full Cstom Intenor Merchande and
[reallatlon of Merchandlre and All Acessone (Statements Induded).
1983 Oldsoblle Cutlas Suonme. Blue IntMiorand E=tior
Ta DS49 VBK VINt 2G3AR47A9D231928
The Owner may redeem ths mot vehicle f the balance due paid in
full, or bond has been posted in a dance with the pr-o on of
S 559917, on or before July 16, 2009
The Owner has the nght to a heann at any trme pnor to te scheduled
,eof sle by flng a demand for heanng with the Care orthe Circ t
Other se, the motor vehie will be aduered for public sale on July 17,
2009 to k tsfy thM lren.
3odeph W. Sas, as Vice President for CuOstoer Sights and Sounds Inc.
325861 ON 7/1/09
NOTICE OF OUA WORKSHOP AND REGULAR MEETING
NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN MHAT the eeee UOeh lt wil meet n a
workshop eson on Tuesday, July 4th, 2009 at 8 3 A M t dlus the
NOTICE M HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Oke-ehobee Ulity Authonty will
meet in regular session on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 following the scheduled
workshop at B:3A.M., at the Okel hobe Uftity Authnty Offices, 100 SW
th Avenue, Okeehobee, Ronda.
Pursuant to Setn 2W6 0105, lRonda States, if a person decides to ap-
peal ay de on made y the Aunty with respect to uoh meets, he
or she will need a rerd of ploedgs and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a veratim record of the poeedngs I made which reod m-
ludes the testimony and evdence upon whih the appeal is based. Suh
peon ma prooe a court reporter, steogrpher, o tape recorder for
suca ver0t0m record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
3ohn F Haord
325925 ON 7/1/09
NOTICE OF INTENT TO PETITION OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
TO VACATE THE OLD FLORIDA RANCH SUBD/ISION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Fort Drum Venture, LLC intends to Iaply to
the Okeedobee County Board of Counti Commssoners to request toa the
County vacate the Old Ronia Ranch subdhmun, The Old Flonda Ranch
Subdraon is located in northeast Okeechobee County and is mre part
lay desnbed as all of SectM l 12 11 12, and 13, Twnship 33 South,
Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, rorida
A public heanng to nsder the request Oll be held before the Okeechobee
County Board rof Count Coammisers on luly 9th, 2009 at 9:00 A.M in
the Comm on Meeng Room at the Okeehobee County Health Depart-
ment Audltonum, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeehobee, Florda
A copy of this note will be available for public inspectnn at the Okeecho-
ee County Plannng and Development Deparent, 499 N W 5th Avenue,
keehobee Florda, each weekday except holiday between the hours of
B:00 A M, and 4:30 rM.
A interested parties and ciTens shall have te opporDtunty to be heard at
this public hearing. Any person deodng to appeal any decon by the Board
of County CnmmaR ners with respect to any matter olred at this
heanng wll need to ensure that a vMermt record of the proceedings is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based. County Cerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for offal records of the Clerk
325162 ON 06/24;07/0109
IN DE CIRCUIT COUNT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
CASE NO. 47-2O9-CA-000330
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO
TO: MARY WRIGHT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
1116 SE 3Bth Tedae
Okeehobee, FL 34974
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGIST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRATEEG, OR ODHER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS. Unknown
CURRENT ADDRESS: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTED that an atIon
to forede a mortgage on the fol-
lowing proer in OKEECHOBEE
Coun, Fl onda
LOT 10, LES THE NORTH 2.00
FEET, AND LESS THE SOUT
S00 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK S,
A REVISED AND ADDITION T
PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES,
ACCORDING TOTnE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3 PAGE 15, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OEEC.HOBEE
has been filed again you and you
are urrquired to serve a copy of your
ltten defendre withn 30 days afer
the first pblicatin, if any, o F n-
da DMfat Law Group% L, Pla9nffs
attorney, wse adrelss 9119
Corporate Lake Dre, Suite 3O,
Tama, Florida 333 and file te
grnael wit this Court eher before
srce on Plaunfs atmrney or im-
mediately tereater; oathewIe a
default will be entered agalnt you
for t r demanded d in the Com-
paint d, p llaeo.
This note shall be published once
eah week for two conscuve
weeks in the Osehehobee News (In-
WTNESS ry and and the seal of
ths Court on this 22nd day of June,
Clrk of the Court
By undaFe Youn
As Deputy Clerk
32548 ON 07/01,08/09
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CASE NO. 2009 CA 1S
BANK ASSOFATION, FLCA,
A FEDERALLY CHARTERED
WILLIA P RESCOT 6&R A/IOA
WILLIAM PAUL PRESCOTT JR. AND
JODI L PRESCOTT,
NOTICE OF ]UDICAL SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
puruant to a Final judgmentt en-
tered in the aove styled cause now
pending in said Court that I wll sell
to the ghet and best bidder for
cash at the Okeehobee County Ju-
ducal Ceone, Jy Assembly Room
2nd R, 312 NW. 3rd Seet
Okeedlree, Florida 34972 at l1:0
a m. on uly 15, 2009, the following
described real pperty
Lot 14 accordlnT to athe fat of
Sundance Trail Ranch, as re-
cornded n Plat Book 7, Page(s)
69, Public RAeards of Oee-
chobee County, NFo1da
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPR-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
DATED June 200W
By Linda F Yeou
Attorney, SandIer a Sandler
117 Aragn Avene
Coral Gable Fonda 33134
323896 ON 6/24;7/1/9
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SE BY
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUl r COURT
Noce is hereby given that the undersgnd SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of the Cr Court of Okeeoohbek
County, ouda, wi on the 151h day of July, 2009, at 11'00 A M, at e Okeehobee County Judoial Center, 31
Northwest 3rd Street Jury Assembly R om, Second Flor, Okeesdobee, onrda 34972, in the CiOt of Okeechobee
offer for sale and sll at public outcry to the highest and best bdder for sh, the follong dernbed property su
ated in Okeechobee County, Flora, to-w
LOTS 1,2,4 ANDS INCLUSIVE AND TE EAST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLE, ROWNING'S ADD ON T(
AST OKEECHOEE, AS PER P OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED MA PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF TH
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOTS 6 AMND 7 AND E EAST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWN G'S ADDITION TO EAST OKEECHO
BEE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBU(
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOTS 15-18 INCLUSIVE AND E WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLE BROWNING ADDITION TO EAS1
OKEECHOBEE, AS PER MAP ORP RO S A RDED IN pT BOO t PAE n, O THE PU
UC RECORDSOF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, RORIDA.
LOT 19 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, BROWNING'S ADDITONS TO EAST OKEECHOBEE AL
PER NAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN IPAT BOOK 1, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS 01
OKEECHOBE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOT 2 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF ADJACENT ALLEY, NOWNINGS ADDITION TO EAST OKEECHOBEE, A
PER AP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF TE PUBLIC RECORDS 01
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LOTS In TROUG 12 INCUSIm BLOCK 3, WRI T FIRST ADITIN TO OKEECHOBEE ACCORDING(
TO THE PLT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLT BOOK 1, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OR OEE
CHOBE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
eronal Proper (referrd to as the "Perm al Properr:
mTe benefit of all easements and oer ngs o any natre whatoeer a rtennt he Lad or te Imp e
mernts, r both, and all nghts of way, streets, alleys, passage, drainage nghts, ewer rights and nghts of mgregr
and egress to r e Land, and all adonmg pmpeNrty whether ow eXg o hereaer anang, together th he
rsn or reversions, remainder of readers, rents, sues, incomes, and profits of any of the foregong
;C) All of Mortgagee's interest in all fixtures equipment and tangible personal pmperty of any nature whatson e
now or hereer(l) attached or affixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (i) situated upon or about th
Land or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physially affixed thereto or severed or capable of sever
nce therefr, r (I) regardle of where stuatd, d udreable, intended to be uedr in cneton with ar
pr0ent or future rae operation of or upon the Land, The foregoin g indudes all heating, air condioning, ight
aing, i inerating and power equipment; all engines, compreo or, pi pumps, tnks, motors, nduis, winng
and swMotchboards; all plumbing Ing, deanng, fire preventon, fire exngulshming, regeratbon, ventlotlng, oan
:ommunro atlons apparatus; all bler, fure, ol brner, vacuum leaning system, eleatr, and ea lator, al
stoves o ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heater. exhaust systems, refigerator, cabinets, and par
telms, all rugs and carpets; all laundry equipment, all building materials, all fornuure, k rruerrrgs, office equipment
and office supples (indudg stationery letterheds, bllheads and item of a similar nature); and all additions, ac
esalon, renewals replacennts, and substiutions of any or all of the foregoing (the Tangible Popnerty1).
;D) All rents, Mssues, incomes and profits in a ny manner andng from the Land, Improvements, or Tangible Property
tran ycrbniaton, including Mtgagresrnteres i an to all leavlicene, franhlree, and core en o
relating to, all or any portion of the Land, Improvements, or Intangible Property, whether now existing o hereae
made including all amendment, rndacfatons, replacements, substitutns, extension, renewals, or consoidations
the foregoeng items are lOeny and severely called rthe Rents in this inrument
E) Al of Mortgagees ght, power, or pdrvilege to further encumber any of the property dsbed in this paragrapl
uch property, including all nsurane and condemnaon proeeds,
;G) All of Mortgagee's right, tile, and interest in and to any an all cornacts, wnten or oral, exprera or Implied, mcn
xoseg or hereafter entered ino or arising, in any manner related to the improvement, use, operabon, sale, onver
sr or okh dlmpenon of may rterest rn the Lard Impovemrrs Tangrble Oropetoor the RentS or my comb
nation, including any and all depots, prepaid items, and payments due and to bece due thereunder a
including constucton contracts, serce ontras, adverting contracts, purchase orders, and equipment leaves
H) Al night, tide, and interest of Mortgagee in and all tradenarer hereafter used in connecbon with the opematlor
Sthe Land, and all created marks, logos, ns, and nsigna.
) All contact nghts (inluding all construon and/or engneenng contracts in connect w the constuctn o
the ofce building), amounts, instruments, and general Intangble, as such terms fom tiLe to time are defined ir
the Tonda Unocl Commercal Code, in any manner related to the ue operaon sale, nveron, o other disp
ion ( voluntary or involuntary) of the Land, Improvements, TanglbleProperty, or Rents including all permits, I
enee, iurarre police, nges of alon, and other Ohl n arion.
) Everything referred to in paragrahs A through 0 hereof and any addlonal property hereafteracquired by mort
aa and subject to B the len of this Mortage or any part of these properles is heren refred to as te Mortgager
puruant to the hnal dee of toredoure entered in a case pending in said Cour the rtyle of whh
3OKEEHOBEE COUNY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVOISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDAo
d TOWN PROPERTIES, LLC, a Tonda
Umlted Lablllty Company, S tIVESTER
tWNER S OF THE DATE OF THE US ENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WmN 60 DYS AFTER TE SALE.
0 g0ESS my hand and the offial eal of said Court ths th day of May, 2009
Orcuit Court of keehoeb
BYo S SeND L. CRERCn
Law Office of Cassels I McCall
lohn D. Casel, Ir E a Ire
Post OMce Box 968
seehDeehbei Fenda 34973
323941 ON 6/24 & 7/1/09
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July 1,2009 Okeechobee News 17
IN THE RCUrrT COURT FOR
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUlY, FLORA
CASE NO. 2M009-P-127
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
me admcistraton of the estate of
IRA CAUDILL dead, whoe date
of death was May 24, 2009, and
whe sodal security number s
722-18-95536 is pending the CIr-
cut Court for o0 9 ConOty
Flonda, Probate Division, te adr
of which 312 N.W 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, FlOda 34972. The
name and addre of the personal
representave and the personal rp-
entatves attorney anre st forth
All creditrs of the decedent and
other persons having clams or de-
mands against deoedents e0 at0n
whie a copy of this tie re-
quired to be served m file their
cla wh this court WTHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER 0T0 E
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having clams or de
mands aoalal deoede estate
must file lr cla with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
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 AFMR THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The dae of first publication of this
nobe sJune 24th, 2009
5203 SE 6h Street
Okeechobe FL 3497272
Attorney for Prar l Ragpetalve;
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 NE. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fla, Bar No. 270441
325203 ON 0624,07/0109
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IN ThE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Case No: 200I 90AO
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pJn
ant o a Sumary Final Judgm of
Foreosure daedJun 2, 2009, en-
tered in Case No. 200oCA50 in he
CIlIlt Court in and for Okeechobee
County, Forda, whoren, JERRY E
KING, et al, are Defendants, I will
ll to the highest and best bidder
fo ca sh at ury Assembly Room,
2nd fooa of the OEEOBEE
COUNTY Judcal Cente 312 NW
3rd Street Okeehobee FL 34972 at
1:O a m, on the th day of July,
2009, the following de:nbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary F
nal Judgmnt of Felour, to wt.
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
1, trying and being i Serton 36
Township 34 South, Range 3
Eat, according to the Plat thereof
3A-D, Inclusive, public records of
Okee0 9 ee County Flonda.
Together with Doublewde Moble
Home 2006 GENM HS ID
If you are a rson calming a ngh
to funds remain aoer the sale,
you mus file a daim with the clerk
no later than60das after the sale
If you fal to file a dcaim you wll not
be entitled to any remaining funds.
After 60 days, only 4e owne of
record as of the date of the hs pen-
dens may claim the surplus
Dated this 5dayofT209.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Clerk, Crcut Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy COO
Copeapl furnished to:
Kenneth L Salomone, Esq.
1701 W Hllshoao Bld, Suite 202
Deereld Beach, FL 33442
323897 ON 6/24;7/1/09
IN THE CRCUT COURT OF
THME 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
CI IL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008 CA 461
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON,
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
ANDREW L, MCCLURG, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANDREW L. MCCLURG,
UNKNOWN PERSO(S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
TROY W. KLEIN" PA. MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, IC, AS NOMINEE FOR GE-
NISeS FINANCIAL OCORP;
LOT 22, BLOCK REVISED
PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, AC
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE S, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF ORKEECHOBEE
A pern claiming an Interet in the
surplus fm the sale, if any, other
than the property owenr a of the
date of he ls pendaen but file a
clam within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 2nd day of June,
As Clerk of sad Court
By Linda Youn
As Deputy Cle
This notice Is provided pursuant to
Ad mlnlsthrave COder NO.2 065,
In accordance wth the Americas
wh Dsiables Act I you are a
person with a dsabit who needs
any aoommndaton n order to par-
tipae In this poceding, you are
enbed, at no cost to you, to provi-
sons of certdan assetance. Please
contact the Court Admnater at
2o NW Country Oub Dre, Pon St
Luce, onde 34986, Phone No
772)807-4370 WPhin 2 working
days of ur receipt of the notice or
pleading; if you are heanng im-
0a:r00, call 1-800-955-8771 (0),
Pif 1u a0 0re i impaired, "
1-800-95S-8770 (V) (Via Roiae Re-
3237 ON 07/01,08/09
Public Au n will be held at 0ohmn
Towing Servie ornage l0t Icmad at
704 Northeast 2nd Aven, Ok-
chobee, onda 34972 on JULY 24,
2009, at 0 A.M Pursuant to Flo-
da Statute 71378 for unpaid towing
and storage charges Year, mke,
model and VIN are as fellows.
o2000 Che Blar
1993 Chevy Atm vman
1997 Che1 Lumin
1997 Ford Esort
1996 Mecury Couar
Terms of ale are ca'h, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of fOnl bid ALL
SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE' Said automobiles
wil be told In As coandon w
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
IN THE CIRCUn COURT OF
THE 19' JUDICU L CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
CASE NO. 2000 CA 113
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
PRISCILLA V FORD; STVEN L
FORD, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
F ECLO eSRE SOLE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Reheduhln Fore-
dosure Sale dated 6/9/209 and
entered n ase N. 2008 CA 113, of
the Crcut Court of the 19TH uWlcal
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Foada FRANKLIN CREDIT
STEVEN L FORD' UNKNOWN PER-
RaIde and 09ISILLO 0. FOO'D,
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPER are defen-
dants I wll sel to the highest and
best bldder for cash The Juu As-
semby Room 2nd Flor O
Okeechobee aConty Jud0cal Center,
312, N.W. 3rd Str, Okeehobee,
Forida 34972, At 312 Northwest
Third Street, Okeehobee In Okee-
chobee County Flonda at 1.00
a.m, on this 2t day o July, 2009.
the following denbed property as
set forth n said Final Judgment, to
LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 15,
NORTH WEST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
TE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
A parson dalming an interest in he
surplus fr0m the sale, any, other
than the properC owner a of the
date of the lis pendene but tie a
daim w"hn 60 days after the sale
Dated this 23rd day of June 2009
As Cld of said Cour
By unda F. You9
As Deputy Cler
Ths note s provided puruant to
Adminslatove Oder No.2 065
In accordance with the Amercans
with Dlablhes AO If you are a
person with a dlsablty who needs
an acoommodabon in order to par
tclpate in thm proceeding, you are
entled at n ost to you, to prova-
sons of certain asstance Pleae
contact the Court Adnmmjtrator at
250 NW Country Club Dre, Port St.
Luloe, onba 34986 Phone No.
(772 7-4370 0 within 2 working
days of your recpt of thl nobce or
pleading; you e hearing m-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771 0o0D)
if you are voIce impaired, call
1-800-955-8770 () (Via corda Re-
325374 ON 07/01,0 8/09
IN THE C 0RCUIT0 COURT OF
TE NINETEENTH JUDICD L
(IRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
CASE NO. 2000 U 400
OF DANA R STEELE, IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS), IF REMAR-
RIE, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, UEOS, AND TRUhS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NME DEPEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1,
UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Notice hereby given that puu-
ant to a Final Summary judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styed ause in the Circuit Court of
Okeechoee Count, onda I will
sell the prpel situate in O9eecho-
bee County, Florda, dscbed as:
LOT 8, BLOCK 3, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 3, PUB-
LIC RECORD OF OIEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
7483 NW 87th Court
Okehobee FL 34972
at public sale, to the hlghet and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sbly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicl Cente, 312 NW 3rd
Set 2nd or Ste, Okeelhobee,
FL 34972 at 11 o'dok, AM. on
7/15/5O lok, A M,, on 7/15/2009
DATED THlS 5th DAY OF 2009.
Any person claiming an Interest in
the urplus fom the sale, if any,
other than the proper owner as of
the date of te dae of the pends m file
a clam within 60 days after the sale
W0ness, my hand and seal of This
court on the thh day, 209.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By Lnda F. Young
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Oces of Danel C Connreg
9204 King Palm DrVe
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for aiff
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990, m accordance with te men-
aons With Diallbles Act persons
needing a speal accommodation to
participate in this proeeding should
cona0t Court udminibamf on no later
than seven day pnor to the pro-
eedng at 250 NW Country Club
Drive Part St Luce, orida 34986,
(772) 8074370 owhBn two working
days of your recent of ths nodce. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 95-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 100 9558770,
323890 ON 6/24;711/09
IN ThE CIRCUIT OFTHE 19th
OF FLORIDA, N AND FOR
Case #: 2009 CA o0o030o
US Bad Naonal Assoliatin, as
Successor Trute, to Bank of Amen-
a, Nional Asooaton as successor
by meg to LaSalle Bark Nalonal
Assocabon, as Trustee, for Ownlt
Mortgage Loan Trust, Owlt Mort-
ge Loan Asst-Baded Caetficate
Richard C D0os Sr a/0a Richard
Doss and Dense Doss, Husband and
W0fe, Mortgage Eleonic Regisb-
ton Sstaems, Inc, a inee for
Ownt Motgage Slutions lnc; A s -
set Aceptance LLC,; Unown Par-
te in Posaeson #1; Unknown
Parti In Possessin f2; If Iiing,
and all Unknown Partie clalmlng
by, through, un-
der and agairt the
above named Defndant(s) who am
not known to be dead or alOe,
whether saod Unrnown Parta may
daim an Interest a Spau Heir,
Desees, Grantees, or Other C-
TO, Richard C Dos, SR
ak/a Richard Doss and Dense Do
Residence unknown, if lsing Includ-
:0g a00 uk0wn s pousre 0said
Defendants f ether has reanmed
and if eihor both of sad Defen-
dants are dead, their respecbve un-
knwn hea deaes grane,
apegnees, cradirs le r, and
trustees, and all other prisons caim-
ing by, through under or agr int e
named Defendants); and the afom-
nrntoned named Defendan(s) and
such of the aforen one d un-
known Defendant and such of the
dants as may be Infant, nompe-
tents or oerse not ml ]uns,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an acion has been ommenced to
foreose a mortgage on the flow-
ing real pomprtyI, lying and being
and i9uated 0. Oeechohee County,
0on0da, m0re partly described
LOT 7, BLOCK 19, UNIT NUMBER 2,
BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
m0 commonly 0kwn as 3347
Northwest 24th Ave, Oeechobefe
This actm ha been tied against
yoa and you a0 qured to see a
opy of your written defense, If any,
upon SHAPIRO A FISHMAN0 LP, At-
tomre for Plambff, whoe address
is 244 Noth Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, n onde 33431
wthin thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this te and file e
original with the clrk of this Cou
her before seve on Plantiffs at-
torey or imedately ere ater
othe e a default will be entered
aganpt you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and s. of this
Court one 26h day of June, 2009
rcult and County Courts
By Lga F Young
325922 ON 7/1,8/09
9ITH JUDESCIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
CASE NO: 09000128CA
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
DONALD C, SPA0T, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONALD C SPATH IF
ANY; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAME
INDIVIDUAL DEENDANT(S) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
LOUIS CSAVERoA, OKEECHOBEE
COUNY, FLORIDA CODE ENFORCE-
ME0T; 0XHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
NOTICE OF FORELOURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foelosure dated 6012009 entered
in Civi CCase No 0900028CA of the
Omitit Court of the 19TH judicial
QrCut i and f OKEECHOBEE
County, Okchobee, Flonda, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on he Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okelchobee
County Judical Center 312 NW 3rd
50e, Okeeont e, c londa, at
11 a m. on the 8th day of July,
2009 the folowng described pmroper-
t as set forth i sd Summary nal
LOT 67, WHESPIERING PINES
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 46, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplu from the sale, an,
other than the property wne a o
the date of the Is pendens, must ile
a dam w n 60 days after the sale
Dated ths 17th day of June, 2009.
Clerk of the Orcut Court
By: Unda F Young
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID 3,
STERN PA, A ATTORNEY FOR PLAIN-
TIFF 00 South Pine Island Road
SuPe 4, P lantabon, FL 33324-3920
OTICE REGARDING THE
DISalITIES ACT OF 1990
1. a..dale th he Amerencs
With Dsailtie Act, persons need-
ing Ea spcl acommodation to pan
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED STREET CLOSING
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HERING wll be held before the City of Okeechobe
Planning Board/Board of Adjuaent and Appeals on Thuarsday, July 16
2009 at 6:00 m. or as soon thereafter as poible, to be held at C
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, Counol Chamber Rm 200, Okelhobee, Florda
To colder Stree Closng Appliaton No. 09-001-SC, submed by Keitl
and Gena rbogast, to do a portion of SW Lth Smet, from SW 3n
Avenue to the dead-end, wion Ble0k 26, City of Okeedhohee
A copy of the agenda may be obtained fro tthe COI webste www0L
Sor contact the General Servces Department, bl
ok h m 863)763-372218 A oC oftheenn
applications) are available at the General Snern Depnartment, n e Pan
nmg Board will make recommendations to the ty Council for nsda
Bon and fnal adoption tenatly scheduled for Tuesday, September IS
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISD that anypersn desires to ap
peal any desl made by re Planning BoardeBoard of Adjustments a
Appease wifth epec to any mawer t consdred at tahis meeng, or hean
will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, whicr
record includes the testimony and eldene upon whi the appeal s to b,
based Media a used for the ale purpose of bac-up for ae Gerai
In accordance wh the Amernans with DSabollts Act (ADA) and FMlndI
Statute 286.26 prn with dlsblme needing speal accom-mdatI n t
pearcipate in this proceeding should contact Betty wemet, no later thai
two (2) working days pnor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 218 if yo
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Petltin No 09-101-SC
324872 ON 7/1,1009
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Taylor Creek Bass Club hosts June Tournament
Byron Chastain, who took top honors
in the Taylor Creek Bass Club monthly
tournament, holds one of the fish he
caught for the winning total weight.
X-plosion All-Star Cheerleading is proud
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Social interaction in a team-oriented,
Build self-esteem, motivation, work
ethic and a sense of belonging and accom-
Practice cognitive skills with dance
Byron Chastain took top honors in the
Taylor Creek Bass Club of Okeechobee
Monthly Tournament held at Lake Placid on
Chastain brought a total of 8.77 lbs. to the
scales for the win, the team of Chastain and
Harlow won the team event "Calcutta" with
total weight of 15.22 lbs.
Coming in second place was Les Tory
with total weight of 7.81 lbs. Greg Tory fin-
ished in third place with 6.98 lbs. followed
by John Harlow in fourth place with 6.45
Ray Davino took the Big Fish award with
his 4.43.lbs catch.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the
Buck Head Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the
second Thursday of each month. Tourna-
ments are held the following weekend. New
boaters and (especially) non-boaters are
welcome. For information call Dave Stout at
The club also sponsors and presents the
annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fish-
Formations, tumbling and timing ex-
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Les Tory took second and Greg Tory
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John Harlow took fourth place by
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