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Vol. 100 No. 79


SEECHOBEE NEWS

Friday, July 3, 2009 50 Plus tax


Fourth of July fireworks show set


Tournament targets
'trash fish'... Page 21



Index
Classifieds. ....... ..... ...... 17-20
Community Events ......... ....... .6
Crossword.. ........ ...... .......... .20
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports 21,23
Weather 6

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The 2008 Okeechobee July 4
Fireworks show.


Fireworks show
organized in less
than a week

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee custom,
thought to be a victim of the hard
economic times will take place
this year after all.
Thanks to the generosity of
David and Anita Nunez there will
be a Fourth of July fireworks dis-
play at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center. It all came to-


gether at the last minute after the
Nunezes learned on Monday, June
30 that no fireworks were planned
in Okeechobee. They sprang into
action to make the fireworks hap-
pen.
The gates of the Agri-Civic cen
ter will open at 6 p.m. with the
fireworks to be set off at dark.
Entrance to the facility will be off
State Road 710. The Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office will pro
vide traffic control and Okeecho-
bee County Fire/Rescue will have
a fire truck on the scene as a safety
precaution.
There is one important change


this year that residents should
know about. Because of traffic
concerns, the sheriff's office will
not allow spectators to park on the
shoulder of the road to watch the
fireworks.
While the cost of the fireworks
show was donated, the fee for us
ing the Agri-Civic center will be
$1,800. The organizers are asking
for a $5 donation per car to help
with this expense.
In previous years the Okeecho
bee Jaycees have sponsored the
fireworks. Since they are a local
See Fireworks Page 2


Strut-N-Rut: One outdoor adventure at a time


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Nine-year-old Joseph Guthrie
loves the outdoors. He dreams of
playing football and soccer and
going hunting. But Joseph was
born with Spina Bifida, a neuro-
logical defect that left him with
numerous health issues. In his
young life, he has survived eight
surgeries. At night he sleeps with
an oxygen monitor because he
sometimes stops breathing when
he is asleep.
However, being in a wheel-
chair didn't stop the Winter Haven
youngster from "bringing home
the bacon" last week, when he
went hog hunting with volunteers
from Strut-N-Rut.
Strut-N-Rut is a non-profit or-
ganization that helps children and
adults fulfill their outdoor adven
ture dreams. It was founded in
2007 by Sonny Hancock with his
partner Phillip Sandlin.
Strut-N-Rut organizes outdoor
adventures for a wide variety of
deserving applicants including
terminally ill children and adults,


physically challenged persons,
veterans, underprivileged chil-
dren, and firefighters and police
injured in the line of duty.
Each outdoor adventure is tai-
lored to the applicant, explained
Strut-N-Rut spokesperson Tammy
Sandlin. For example, one adven-
ture was for a disabled veteran
who wanted to go bass fishing. He
released every fish he caught-
he just wanted the experience of
landing those fish.
On another adventure, a phys-
ically-challenged child wanted to
ride a horse.
Strut-N-Rut also arranged an
adventure for a boy whose father
had died. Strut-N-Rut volunteers
helped fulfill his dream of going
turkey hunting.
Other adventures in the plan-
ning phases include a request to
swim with dolphins and another
to go deep sea fishing.
On June 26, Strut-N-Rut visited
Glades and Okeechobee Counties
for Joseph's hog hunt.
Equipped with a camouflage
See Outdoor Page 2


Joseph Guthrie (center, in wheelchair) shows off the hog he
shot with his father Greg Guthrie (behind Jospeh) and Strut-N-
Rut volunteers Robert, Brandon Wickman and John Shull.




2 Okeechobee News July 3, 2009



Waste Management ready for hurricane season


Essential service often
taken for granted except
when it's most vital

It's the type of service you rarely think
about until it's truly needed. Much like elec
tricity for your home or gasoline in your ve
hide, most South Florida residents may take
their garbage or recycling collection for grant-
ed under ordinary daily circumstances.
"Following a powerful hurricane, one of
the most essential needs for a community
to begin recovery is the reliable return of its
most vital services," said Dawn McCormick,
Community Affairs Manager for Waste Man-
agement. "That's why we spend a lot of time
in the weeks and months prior to the start of
hurricane season focusing within our com-
pany on annual hurricane preparation and
recovery planning."
Each year, Waste Management staff mem-
bers review their local plans, re-establish
contact with local emergency authorities,
and inspect and re-stock their hurricane pre
paredness equipment and supplies. All this
and more is to ensure that employees are
able to return to performing their very essen-
tial collection jobs in the community as soon
as possible following a storm. With the first
hurricane of 2009 to be named "Ana" and the
season now here, the company has finalized
this year's preparations.
"After a significant storm blows through
a community, there are few more welcome
signs of things getting back to normal than
seeing our people doing their jobs," said Mc-
Cormick. "Once public safety is restored, the
rapid recovery of a town or city begins with
the startup of routine services. While contrac-
tors from other companies are contracted to


pick up storm debris, we focus on restoring
regular household collection from the curb-
side."
As part of its hurricane planning and pre-
storm preparation, Waste Management puts
its hurricane response plan into action as
soon as a storm becomes a verified threat to
the area.
"When storm advisories turn into warn-
ings, we begin communication with local
officials and customers to inform them of
any plans to stop collection in advance of
the storm and to avoid further congesting
evacuation routes," said McCormick. "We
also make appropriate efforts to position our
equipment in a way that enables collection
services to begin again as soon as practical
once a storm passes."
Waste Management's investment in emer-
gency and storm recovery preparedness in-
cludes stockpiling of supplies and needed
rapid-response equipment, including com-
munications technologies and response ve-
hicles. The effort includes mobile "command
centers" that include overnight functionality
plus satellite voice and data-enabled systems.
These are stationed in Georgia and Texas but
are mobilized to be accessible anywhere in
the Southeast following a storm's impact.
The company also issues public adviso-
ries to residents and businesses about storm
preparation. This information includes:
Before the storm:
Secure garbage and recycling contain
ers. Place empty containers in a secure loca
tion away from open spaces.
Stop all yard maintenance and tree trim-
ming activities when there is a named storm
with a predicted Florida landfall.
Bundle and tie down all loose trash such
as tree limbs, wood planks or building and


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Habitat for Humanity Restore ribbon cutting
An on-going dream was realized on Thursday morning, July 2 with the rib-
bon cutting ceremony for Habitat for Humanity's "Restore" at the Trading
Post Flea Market. Taking part in the ribbon cutting were, left to right, Rev.
Jim Dawson, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church, Ed Walpole,
owner of the flea market who donated a five unit space, Shirley Mason, Habi-
tat board member and Okeechobee City Councilman Dowling Watford. Habi-
tat is dedicated to building houses for Okeechobee's low income families
and all the proceeds from the Restore will be used for that purpose. Many
businesses offered their support including Creech Construction, Custom
Window Treatments and Blinds, Regions Bank, Seminole of Okeechobee,
W W Lumber, Gary's Lock and Safe and others. Donations and volunteers
are needed. The Restore sells everything except clothing. It is open on Sat-
urdays and Sundays. Small donations can be dropped off then. For larger
donations that require pick up or to inquire about volunteering, call 863 467
6474 or 863 357 1371 and leave a message.


roof tiles. Place these materials in a location
where debris cannot become hazardous to
homes and automobiles in high winds.
Waste Management will continue to col-
lect household garbage and recycling materi-
als in the neighborhoods it serves according
to designated schedules until a hurricane
warning is issued.
After the storm:
After the storm passes, separate nor-
mal household garbage such as food refuse,
diapers and regular household waste from
storm debris caused by high winds, hail and
rain. Storm debris including tree limbs, car
pet and carpet padding, aluminum and wood
fencing, and household appliances should be
placed curbside in a separate pile or piles.
Separating normal household waste
from storm debris will allow Waste Manage-
ment employees to collect your household
garbage more quickly and safely, and help
prevent odors and safety hazards that would
be created by mixing your household garbage
with storm debris. The separation is also nec-
essary to allow Waste Management to collect
normal household waste and to permit other
firms to collect storm debris in accordance
with arrangements made by local municipali-
ties and/or the County with contractors inde-
pendent from Waste Management.
Waste Management will restart curb-
side garbage and trash collection of normal
household waste immediately on the streets
that are passable. The company will expand
its routes to additional areas as more streets
become clear of debris and other impedi-
ments.
"Our value to a community is not always


Outdoor
Continued From Page 1

shirt, hat and sunglasses, Joe was ready to
go, with his father pushing his rubber-tired
wheelchair.
Before venturing into the outdoors, the
folks from Strut-N-Rut taught Joe how to
shoot on a practice range, so he was ready
for action when they got to the woods.
Mrs. Sandlin explained the adventures are
made possible by many volunteers and do
nations. "We want to thank everyone who
made this trip possible," she added. She
said Joseph's hunt was on a ranch in Glades
County owned by Donald Jones of Okeecho


105 Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee

863.763.99 83

& Open Tues Sat

CALM 4:30 PM 10 PM


apparent unless collection stops," added Mc-
Cormick. "Doing everything we can to pre-
pare before and return to service after a crisis
is what being a good community partner is
all about."


Fireworks
Continued From Page 1

not for profit organization, they only paid
$250 for use of the facility. This year the Jay-
cees had difficulty raising money through
donations so they decided to abandon the
project, at least for this year. According to
Mark Brandel of the Jaycees, the parking fee
collected last year from about 300 cars will
be held to help pay for a possible future fire
works display put on by the Jaycees or other
nonprofit organization.
No alcoholic beverages or private fire-
works will be allowed at the Agri-Civic Cen-
ter. Officials of the center are working to try
to get food and drink vendors who have
come to the Agri-Civic center on Saturday
evening.
The fireworks display will be put on by
the Zambellis, the company who put on the
show in the past, and it is expected to be
the same quality and length as previous dis-
plays.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgauda@newszap.com.



bee. She said the hunt was arranged by Mike
Tussey of Osceola Outdoors. Cowboys Res-
taurant in Okeechobee provided lunch for
the whole group. Lakeport Lodge provided
accommodations for the hunting party.
"We enjoy what we do," said Mrs. Sand-
lin. "Just making that difference when they
have to sit in a wheelchair day after day,
just seeing those smiles makes it all worth-
while."
The adventures are filmed for the Un-
tamed Sports Television Network. Mrs. San-
dlin said the segment on Joseph's adventure
should be televised the week of July 20.
For more information about Strut-N-Rut,
donations and applications, see their Web
site online at www.strutnrut.org.



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Okeechobee News


OCPD seeks help in



finding stolen cooker


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
City police are asking the public for help
in locating a $3,000 custom-made cooker
that was stolen from the southwest section
of the city.
Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), said the
cooker was taken sometime between June
8 and June 10. He said the cooker is dis-
tinctive because the smokestack resembles
a cactus.
The cooker, which was sitting on a trail-
er, was "most likely taken at night" because
it was in a fenced compound and the gate
was chained and padlocked. Whoever took
it gained entrance to the fenced-in area by


cutting the padlock.
He went on to say the wheels of the
trailer are white and resemble wagon
wheels.
Detective Saum said he and his depart-
ment have been unable to find the cooker
and are now asking the public's help be-
cause "somebody may have seen it going
down the road on the back of someone's
truck."
If you know the whereabouts of the
stolen cooker or have any information
regarding this case, you are asked to call
the Okeechobee City Police Department at
863-763-5521.


Police are asking for help in locating a custom-made cooker that was stolen
from the southwest portion of the city sometime between June 8 and June 10.
The $3,000 cooker is distinctive because the smokestack resembles a cactus,
and the white wheels on the trailer look like wagon wheels. If you have any in-
formation regarding this case, contact the Okeechobee City Police Department
at 863-763-5521.


Okeechobee man accused of

battering pregnant woman


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local man was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail, accused of batter-
ing his pregnant girlfriend.
Lorenzo Rivera, 22, was arrested Tues-
day, June 30, on a charge of felony battery
on a pregnant person. He was booked into
the county jail under a bond of $2,500.
An arrest report by
Deputy Carl Arnold, of the
Okeechobee County Sher
iff's Office (OCSO), indi-
cates that the female victim
broke off her relationship
with Rivera Friday, June
26, because of his temper.
When the victim told Ri-
vera the relationship was Lorenzo
over he allegedly trapped Rivera
her in her home, pushed
her and punched holes in the wall beside
her head, the deputy stated. He eventually
left the home.


Arrest Report





apartment of Corrections (DOC).



bond.
Chasey Bass, 19, S.E. 36th Terrace, Okeecho
bee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Sgt. J. Royal

cultivation of marijuana and amended-violation of
probation possession of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
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Sebring, was arrested June 30 by .. i I i ..
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Okeechobee, was arrested June 30 by Deputy Yamil
Astacio on a Glades County warrant charging him

Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Officer Charles


Rivera reportedly returned to the wom-
an's home around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and
entered the home by breaking through the
front door, Deputy Arnold said. He appar-
ently told the woman he was there to get the
rest of his things, so the woman left.
When she returned about three hours
later Rivera was still in the home. The victim
then told him that she didn't want to talk to
him. Rivera supposedly became angry, so
the woman went outside to call for help.
Deputy Arnold's report states at this point
Rivera became angry and snatched the
phone from the woman, grabbed her by the
shirt and "yanked her toward the house."
She pulled away, but he reportedly grabbed
her arm and pulled her into the home.
After a couple of failed attempts, the
woman escaped and ran toward her car. To
keep away from her alleged attacker, the vic
tim ran around her car to keep Rivera on the
opposite side of the vehicle. She continued
this maneuver until the deputy arrived.
The deputy's report states that the victim
is three months pregnant.



Green on felony charges of possession of cocaine
and introduction of contraband into a detention facil-
ity. She was also arrested on misdemeanor charges
of retail theft and possession of manjuana under 20
grams. Her bond was set at $10,000. Brown was
later arrested by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish
on a warrant charging her with failure to appear -
driving while license suspended. Her bond was set
at $1,500.
Susan Thornton Hutcheson, 58, S.E. 97th Trail,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 1 by Deputy Lt. Keith
Murrish on a warrant charging her with grand theft,
illegal use of a credit card over $300 and criminal
use of personal identification information She was
released on her own recognizance.
Donald Joiner Jr., 31, Whispering Pines Road,
West Palm Beach, was arrested July 1 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murnsh on a warrant charging him with viola
tion of probation -driving under the influence and
violation of probation driving while license sus
pended. His bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to inform this newspa
per The information will be confirmed and printed.


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Public Forum/Speak Out


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

Agri-Civic Center
I asked some friends of ours, who had
a daughter graduate a few years back, why
her graduation was at the High School rather
than the Agri-Civic center and they said the
graduating class voted on where to hold it.
Don't know if they still vote about it.
*I wish we would use the available space
at the Okeechobee High School for the com-
mencement program. It was noted the gym
is too small to hold the graduates and all the
guests. They need to count the seating ca-
pacity in the gym, the auditorium, the cafete-
ria and if needed the courtyard and decide
how many tickets each grad will have. At
the ag center the grads gave their two gold
tickets to the guests who would sit behind
the stage. The rest of the guests sat where
ever they wished. IF they used the OHS they
could give
the gold
tickets
to the
guests
w h o
would be
allowed
seating IN
the gym.
The rest
would find
seating just as they did at the ag center.
The closed circuit viewing program would
provide the visual to the guests away from
the gym. My thoughts are that it would be
a much more upscale setting for the gradu
ation. The completion of 13 years of edu-
cational training. The reward for everyone
involved in the child's life thus far to enjoy.
Everyone does not have a personal involve-
ment in the raising or care of farm animals,
raising vegetables or citrus. Use the Ag Cen-
ter for Ag events. It is an arena.


Cash for clunkers
The cash for clunkers vouchers will
benefit very few people. First of all it allows
$3,500 or $4,500 trade in for the vehicle de-
pending on the amount of MPGs are saved
by buying a NEW vehicle. The vehicle traded
must have been registered, and insured by
that person for over a year. The dealership
cannot offer any more in trade for that ve-
hicle because it cannot be resold it must be
junked. So the only people this will help are
those that own a vehicle worth less than the
$3,500 or $4,500. Most people that are driv-
ing a $3,500-$4,500 vehicle are doing so for a
reason. 1. They can't afford, or don't want to
make payments right now on a new vehicle.
2. They don't have the credit to get financed
for a new vehicle. So, very few people will
be able to take advantage of this program.
Looks good on paper, but will do little in re-
ality.
The "Cash for Clunkers" plan would
only help a very few people. I think they
should just give vouchers to all tax pay-
ers for a certain amount toward a new car,
with the restriction that the car must meet a
minimum miles per gallon and be American
made. That might encourage people to go
ahead and buy a car. I think it would make
more sense than just giving the car compa-
nies bail outs. Give the bailout money to the
taxpayers in the form of vouchers. And let
those in the same family put their vouchers
together if they wish to go in on a car to
gether.
It sounds like Cash for Clunkers is aimed
towards people who are already looking to
buy a new car, and need a little incentive to
buy a fuel efficient one. Most people buy
clunkers because they can't afford a new
car, then when the time comes that they can
afford the new car, they look to trade it in for
money. Reminds me of a lot of friends who
graduated last year and have worked in their
career field for a few and are ready for some-
thing better than their high school clunker. I
see it as a start ... nothing says that another
program can't come along to help others as
the economy gets better and better. These
seem to be the people who would be the
cheapest to help, so why not get them out
of the way first?

Freedom is not free
This Fourth of July we should remem-
ber the service men and women who fought
and still fight for our freedom.


Have you ever wondered . What
happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence? Five signers
were captured by the British as traitors, and
tortured before they died. Twelve had their
homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their
sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; an-
other had two sons captured. Nine of the 56
fought and died from wounds or hardships
of the Revolutionary War. They signed and
they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and
their sacred honor. What kind of men were
they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers
and large plantation owners; men of means,
well educated, but they signed the Declara-
tion of Independence knowing full well that
the penalty would be death if theywere cap-
tured. Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy
planter and trader,
saw his ships swept
from the seas by
the British Navy. He 311
sold his home and
properties to pay his
debts, and died in
rags. Thomas McK- a ksW e
eam was so hound-
ed by the British that
he was forced to
move his family al- L
most constantly. He
served in the Con-
gress without pay, and his family was kept
in hiding. His possessions were taken from
him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals
or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery,
Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward,
Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of
Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that
the British General Cornwallis had taken
over the Nelson home for his headquarters.
He quietly urged General George Washing-
ton to open fire. The home was destroyed,
and Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis
had his home and properties destroyed. The
enemy jailed his wife, and she died within
a few months. John Hart was driven from
his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13
children fled for their lives. His fields and his
gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a
year he lived in forests and caves, returning
home to find his wife dead and his children
vanished. So, take a few minutes while en-
joying your 4th of July holiday and silently
thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for
the price they paid. Remember: freedom is
never free!


I disagree, I believe if America was truly
threatened you would be surprised at the
sacrifice some would be willing to make to
keep our way of life intact. Much sacrifice
was made during many of the wars since
our independence. Japan made the mistake
of waking the sleeping giant in 1941. Thai
is one of the great things about this country
its people's resolve when faced with a chal-
lenge. Their ability to pull together.
* Look what is happening with our way ol
life now. You see anybody doing anything?
They think it's all right. When you start pay-
ing $1.000 a month for electric. You have
some politician deciding whether you live
or die and have the government controlling
everything you do from birth to death. The
people in existence now are not the same as
they were in the first or second war. We jusl
think if we apologize for our past action and
bow to their royalty and shake hands with
dictators everything will be O.K. and we can
keep our heads in the sand.

Fireworks show
* Kudos to the person who was able to pul
this together. They must love Okeechobee to
be so generous. Thanks a million for not let-
ting the people of Okeechobee down.
* Let the spirit of America and Okeechobee
resound! Thank you to whoever is so gener-
ous!
* I was just reading an article today that
MANY small towns are not having fire works
for the 4th. I am thrilled that someone came
forward. It was very, very kind of the person
who is doing this!

Teenage pregnancy
* I think the reason you didn't hear so much
about teen pregnancy back in the 60s and
70s was because most got married There
were whispers behind backs when babies
"came early" but there were not a lot ol
single moms.

Prevent thefts
* Please, please, please stop leaving your ex-
pensive cell phones, guns and anything else
that costs a lot in your unlocked vehicles. It's
going to magically disappear! If any of you
have any information about thefts, call the
city police at 863-763-5521 and tell someone,
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July 3, 2009




July 3, 2009

Letter to the Editor


Okeechobee News


Red Cross offers tips for a safe holiday


Remember the troops geant First Class (Smitty) who serves as my
body guard, among other duties.
on the Fourth of July I would like to thank everyone for their
To my friends in Okeechobee on this 4th support. I know there are a number of
of July. I just wanted to take a moment to Okeechobee men and women who are
say "hello." overseas on this July 4. 1 would like to ask
I miss the lake, the fishing, the trees, but for everyone to fly their flags, support your
mostly the people. It has been 15 months troops, and enjoy this holiday. Remember
since I've been home. I cannot disclose freedom is truly not free.
where I'm located and what I do on this de- God bless you all,
ployment. The "big guy" on my right is Ser- Capt. Michael Brian McCranie

Community Calendar


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible
approach to losing weight and becoming
part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800
932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club
welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Sebring
Lions Club on Sebring Parkway, one mile
east of U.S. 27 in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information,
call 863-471-0559.
AA. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W.
Second St. This is an open meeting.
AA. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St.
This is an open speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a
weekly meeting, Overeaters Anonymous
(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays,
6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet
club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.
The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more
information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.


Saturday
AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Chapter DA.R. meets
the first Saturday of every month October-
May at Oakview Baptist Church 677 S.W.
32nd Street at 10 a.m. For information call
Kenna Noonan at 863-634-5669.

Sunday
AA. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at
the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W Third
St. It will be an open step meeting.
AA. open 12 step meeting from 7:30
until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior,
200 N.W. Third St.

News in brief

Free school/sports physical
As a service to the community, the Visiting
Nurse Association's mobile medical clinic will
provide school and/or sports physical free of
charge to any students in need of this service
on July 17 and July 23, from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m. Physicals are performed by Sandra Rip
per-Brown, ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse
Practitioner), who is licensed in the State of
Florida to provide this service. Parents and/or

as immunization records and student identifi-
cation.


This Independence Day, Americans will
celebrate by gathering over traditional fire-
works at outdoor festivities. Although crowds
of people marvel over the beauty and noise
of these time-honored explosives each year,
they can quickly turn dangerous. There are
over 9,000 emergency room-treated injuries
associated with fireworks a year, according
to the U.S. Fire Administration. A report by
the administration stated children under age
15 suffered 40 percent of these injuries from
fireworks devices. Firecrackers, sparklers
and rockets are the leading contributors to
these injuries, according to the same report.
If your plans for the Fourth of July include
fireworks, barbecues, or relaxing a day at
the pool or beach, the American Red Cross
can help you prevent emergencies and en-
joy a safer holiday by offering the following
tips.

Fireworks safety:
Never give fireworks to small children,
and always follow the instructions on the
packaging.
Keep a supply of water close-by as a pre-
caution.
Make sure the person lighting fireworks
always wears eye protection.
Light only one firework at a time and
never attempt to relight a "dud."
Store fireworks in a cool, dry place
away from children and pets.
Never throw or point a firework toward
people, animals, vehicles, structures or flam-
mable materials.
Stay at least 500 feet away from profes
sional fireworks displays.
Leave any area immediately where un
trained amateurs are using fireworks.
Always have a bucket of water, fire
extinguisher or garden hose ready to use if
needed.

Safe Grilling:
Use gas and charcoal barbecue grills
outside only. Position grills far from siding,
deck railings, overhanging branches and
house eaves.
Keep children and pets at least three
feet away from the grill area.
Never add charcoal starter fluid when
coals have already been ignited.
Always follow the manufacturer's in-
structions when using grills.
Always supervise a barbecue grill when
in use.

Water safety at
the pool and beach:
Swim in a supervised, marked area
with a lifeguard present, and swim with oth-
ers. Never swim alone.
Enter the water feet first. Enter the wa-


ter headfirst only when the area is clearly
marked for diving and has no obstructions.
Adults should never leave a child unob
served around water. Practice "reach super-
vision" by staying within an arm's length of
young children and weak swimmers while
they are in and around the water.
Take frequent breaks (about once an
hour) where everyone gets out of the water,
drinks water, reapplies sunscreen (SPF 15 or
higher) and rests.
If you are caught in a rip current, swim
parallel to the shore until you are out of the
current. Once you are free, turn and swim
toward shore. If you can't swim to the shore,
float or tread water until you are free of the
rip current and then head toward shore.
Watch out for the dangerous too's: too
tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much
sun, too much strenuous activity.
Post CPR instructions and directions to
call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number
in the pool area.
Keep toys away from the pool when it
is not in use. Toys can attract young children
into the pool.
If a child is missing, check the pool first.
Go to the edge of the pool and scan the en-
tire pool, bottom, and surface, as well as the
surrounding pool area.


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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.

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.

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near
90 with showers and thunderstorms likely
mainly after noon. Winds will be calm be-
coming west southwest between 5 and 10
mph with a 60 percent chance of rain.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 72 and a 30 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from
the southwest around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Saturday, Independence Day: Mostly
cloudy with a high near 94 with a 40 percent
chance of showers and thunderstorms after
1 p.m. Winds will be from the west south-
west around 5 mph.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with
a low around 74 and a 20 percent chance
of isolated showers and thunderstorms be-
fore midnight. Winds will be from the west
southwest around 5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a high near
92 with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Winds will be
from the south southwest around 5 mph.


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
toys.

Play Group-
Healthy Start Coalition
Healthy Start Coalition is hosting a play
group for infants through age 3 on Mon-
days, June 29-July 27. Ages 4 months-12
months will meet from 9:00-10:30 a.m.;
Ages 13 months-3 years will meet 10:30-12
noon. Location is the Presbyterian Church.
The facilitators of the group will be promot-
ing play activities that will stimulate the in-
fant brain in areas that foster proper growth
and development. Call 863-462-5877 to reg-
ister.

VBS host at
Believers Fellowship
Believers Fellowship Church will host va-
cation bible school beginning Monday, July
6 through Friday, July 10, from 6 until 8:30
p.m. each night. This year's theme is "Stu-
dio GO." Children ages 3 and up are invited
to attend and enjoy fun, food and live game
shows each nigh with prizes for all.

Red Cross plans classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing Health & Safety classes in July:
Wednesday, July 8 Adult CPR/AED @ 6 p.m.
Monday, July 20 Infant/Child CPR/AED@6 p.m
Thursday, 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.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee 411 S.E. Fourth
Street will hold a Yard Sale on Thursday
July 9, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, July
10, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday,
July 11, from 8 a.m. until noon. All new
offered at reasonable prices. Funds raised
will benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information call
863-467-2321.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the numbers
selected Wednesday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 5-0-8; Play 4: 9-8-8-2; Fantasy 5:
8-19-27-29-30; Mega Money: 2-19-20-34 MB
15; Florida Lotto: 13-23-30-38-40-53; Power-
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Children's Services
Council to meet
The Children's Services Council will meet
on Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m. in the con-
ference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W Second Av-
enue.

Croppin' Crew to meet
The Croppin' Crew will meet on Saturday,
July 11, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church on 441 south. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Bring
a covered dish if you wish to participate in
our pot-luck luncheon. Debbie Payne will be
doing a class on a "quilt card" at 1 p.m. and
Joan will do a "pop-up house" card at 3 p.m.
Both of these concepts can also be applied
to your scrapbooking projects. For more in-
formation please call Joan at 863-467-0290
or Corry at 863 467-2231.

Benefit yard sale helps
Christian Academy
A community wide yard sale will be held
to benefit Okeechobee Christian Academy
on Saturday, July 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you have any items that you wish to do-
nate for the yard sale, you can drop them off
at the school Monday through Thursday be
tween 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pick up for large
items is available. Contact the Academy of-
fice at 863-763-3072 for more information.


Real Life Ranch to host
benefit yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch will have their
Yard Sale open on July 13, 14, and 16,
from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Golf tournament
helps Firestix
Chobee Firestix Fast-Pitch Softball will
host a golf tournament on July 18 to raise
money for the team to go to the Disney
World Series, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $50
per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsors
are also sought. For information, call 863-
634-1722.


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Award winner
Abney + Abney Green Solutions
announces it's founder Kyle Abney,
native of Okeechobee, was named
as a finalist in the prestigious
Sustainable Florida Best Practice
Awards Leadership Category. Ab-
ney was recognized for being the
first person in the country to receive
a formal degree in "green building"
and for his more than 10 years of
work to promote sustainable devel-
opment in Florida through green
building education, advocacy and
practice.

Local attorney

starts safety blog
Philip DeBerard, local attorney is
proud to announce the launch of the law
firm's safety blog published on the firm
website www.philipdeberard.com. The
blog will educate consumers on recent
safety issues that may affect their health
and well being and is a valuable resource
for safety tips that are current and top of
the mind. There are safety articles about
automobile, boat, motorcycle and prod-
uct safety issues and legislative changes
on the blog.
Blogging offers the firm the ability to
inform and educate the public by shar-
ing, writing and publishing important
safety information that may not be found
in the traditional media.


Deborah Sharp got in touch with her in-
ner cowgirl to write "Mama Rides Shotgun,"
the second book in her funny 'Mace Bauer
Mystery' series.
Ms. Sharp, a Fort Lauderdale native, sets
her books in fictional Himmarshee, Fla. The
setting borrows heavily from the rodeo-and-
ranch culture of Okeechobee, where she
and her husband, NBC-TV reporter Kerry
Sanders, have a second home site. Local
landmarks, such as Gladys' Restaurant,
make appearances in the series.
The former USA Today reporter complet-
ed the six-day Florida Cracker Trail ride as
research for "Mama Rides Shotgun" (Mid-
night Ink, July 1, $14.95). Each February,
some 200 participants on horseback and in
wagons make the 120-mile, cross-state trek
to commemorate the cattle drives that once
took place across Florida. Okeechobee is
among the five Florida counties the riders


traverse.
In the book, Mama's fixin' to marry Hus-
band No. 5. Before she does, she coerces
daughter Mace to saddle up for some coun-
try-gal bonding on the Cracker Trail. But
when a wealthy rancher keels over dead in
his Cow Hunter Chili, the trail leads to mur-
der. Mace must corral a killer before the low-
down varmint can strike again.
The writer mined her rural roots, and
brushed up on long-dormant riding skills to
make the ride, which begins near Braden-
ton, and ends with a parade in downtown
Ft. Pierce.
Ms. Sharp will be in Okeechobee for
festivities surrounding National Day of the
American Cowboy on Saturday, July 25.
She'll be at the Agri-Civic Center, 4601 High-
way 710-E, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., selling
and signing her mysteries alongside chil-
dren's book author Jan Day.


Be wary of work-at-home offer on internet


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Area law enforcement has issued a state-
ment cautioning people to ignore a work-at-
home offer on the popular web site craigslist.
com.
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara re-
leased a statement Wednesday, July 1, that the
work offer through a firm known as ABS Con-
sulting is a scam.
"The U.S. Postal Inspection Service warns
that this scam is the latest variation on the Ni-
gerian scam asking for people to send money
to unknown parties in order to make money,"
explained Sheriff Mascara. "If you do this, you
are putting access to your bank account into
the hand of criminals."
Apparently, the scam preys on people who
answer the listing on craigslist.com and agree
to work as a 'mail assistant' for a fake business
known as ABS Solutions. The prospective vic-
tim is told they will receive mail at home and
are told to scan the front of each envelope they
receive. They are then instructed to e-mail the
scanned image to the bogus company, and to
ship mail biweekly using provided prepaid la-


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The victim, now referred to as an assistant,
then receives an e-mail promising an $800
paycheck as well as a $200 bonus. But, to test
their integrity, the victim is told they will receive
a check for $2,800 and that they must mail a
check back to the fake company to return the
extra $1,800.
While the check drawn on the company
appears authentic, it isn't. And instead of get-
ting paid, the victim must now pay their bank
the full amount.
Also, the scammer now has access to the
victim's checking account.
According to Detective Captain John Rho-
den, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office,
his office has not yet received any complaints
regarding this latest scam in Okeechobee
County.
Sheriff Mascara asked people to contact the
U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455
if they have been duped by this work-at-home
offer, or have information about the scam.
To leam more about mail and internet-
based scams, visit the U.S. Postal Inspection
Service web site at https://postalinspectors.
uspis.gov/.


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STUART-Seacoast National Bank has
tapped William A. Howard, CFP as Ex-
ecutive Vice Presi-
dent, Director of
Wealth Manage-
ment. In his role,
Mr. Howard will
be responsible
for managing
and building the
bank's assets un-
der management
through their trust
and investment
management
team as well
as their wholly- William A. Howard,
owned brokerage CFP
subsidiary, FNB
Brokerage Services, Inc.
Mr. Howard's distinguished career spans
27 years with SunTrust Bank of South Florida
where he served most recently as Managing
Director of their Palm Beach, Vero Beach and
Broward County Wealth Management Ser-
vices. Howard also served as a commercial
lender and Private Banker with SunTrust.
Mr. Howard holds a BS degree in Busi-
ness Administration from the University of
Florida. He is a Certified Financial Planner,
and holds Series 7, 24 and 63 Securities Reg-
istrations and is a Florida Licensed life, health
and variable annuity insurance agent.
In addition to his professional credentials,
he serves on the Professional Advisory Com-
mittee for the Boca Museum of Art.
"We are very pleased to have Bill join our
team at Seacoast to help build the Wealth
Management Division. His experience and
commitment to team management and
sales results will help to leverage the incred-
ible opportunities we have at Seacoast." said
Russ Holland, Executive Vice President and
Chief Banking Officer for Seacoast.


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Republican Congressman Tom Rooney
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barbecue of the Treasure Coast Council of
Local Governments. The event was held
Wednesday, July 1 in the Williamson Con-
ference Center on the Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus of Indian River Community College. The
council unanimously voted to name the an-
nual barbecue in honor of the late Marvin
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Commissioner and a member of the coun-
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St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris
Craft, who is chairman of the council, pre-
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of her late husband.
Mr. Rooney said he appreciated input,
encouragement and criticism and that local
government is important.
"I take my marching orders from you as
well as the people you represent," he said.
He noted that spending has increased
for everything except national defense even
though, as he remarked, "the world is a dan-
gerous place."
Mr. Rooney stated that in the last few
months the government deficit has increased
more than it had increased from the time of
George Washington to the time of George H.
W Bush.
With rising unemployment, he said his
focus was on creating and sustaining jobs.
The congressman is against the Ameri-
can Clean Energy and Security Act or cap
and trade bill which recently passed in the
House of Representatives. It sets a cap on
carbon emissions. Carbon emitting indus-
tries, such as oil refineries, will have to pay
for every ton of carbon emitted. Opponents
say it will increase the cost of fuel and cause
a loss of jobs. Mr. Rooney did acknowledge
that we need an alternative to fossil fuel.
He also opposes the union-backed Em-
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Mr. Rooney noted that in the history of
our country corporations have come and
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Based on the congressman's recent trip
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providing for its own security.
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Disaster team needs

trained local volunteers


By Chuck Parker
Disaster Instructor
The American Red Cross is a service or-
ganization that among other things, helps
people recover from disaster. Red Cross
responds to 70,000 disasters annually. The
majority of disasters are home fires.
Approximately 94 percent of all Red Cross
Workers are volunteers. The ratio of volun-
teers to paid staff workers is 16:1. Part of the
Preparedness formula for the organization is
to have volunteers ready and trained to help
in the event of a disaster.
How many people have watched a flood,
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and wish they could help?
Volunteers are needed to fill a number of
roles in the event of a local disaster.
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neous volunteers. While they supply neces-
sary volunteers, we also need people trained
and ready to respond. We regularly respond
to home fires here in Okeechobee and want
to be prepared for a larger disaster if we are
called upon.
We want you to volunteer-we want you
trained ahead of time. There is a background
check and specialized training that require
class time and preparation. It takes valuable
time away from service delivery. The train-
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deploy to other disasters. Florida lags behind
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Public library to close on Mondays


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"Whatever the costs of our libraries, the
price is cheap compared to that of an igno-
rant nation." Walter Cronkite
Employees of the Okeechobee County
Library are striving to improve the quality
of life of residents by providing education
and entertainment.
"Right now, we are doing the best we
can, but we can do better," library director
Kresta King told Okeechobee County Com-
missioners at their June 23 meeting.
In response to Ms. Kings' recommen-
dation, commissioners voted to close the
library on Mondays. Beginning in August,
the library will be open Tuesday through
Saturday. The library will still remain open
until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
With that change all the staff members will
be available for evenings and Saturdays, al-
lowing the library to increase the programs
they offer for all ages. Also, for the first time
all staff members will have two consecu-
tive days off-Sunday and Monday.
By closing on Mondays the library will
be able to offer children's activities on Sat-
urdays on a regular basis. Florida Humani-
ties Programs can also be offered on Sat-
urday afternoons, making them available
to more people. Previously they were of-
fered on Friday evenings and some elderly
library patrons do not drive at night. With
this change our library will have the most
available evening and Saturday hours of
any library in the area.


The library is being put to good use.
While Ms. King said most librarians would
be ecstatic at a 4 or 5 percent increase in
check-ins, check-outs and renewals, the
Okeechobee library's circulation increased
17 percent from 2007 to 2008. There was
also a 2 percent increase in patron visits
during that time. As a comparison, dur-
ing that same time period the Heartland
Library Cooperative showed an increase
of nine percent in items circulated and a 1
percent increase in patron visits. The daily
average is 475 patron visits to the Okeecho-
bee library.
"The library does not have any gravy,"
Ms. King said as she detailed cost cutting
efforts.
The library realized utility savings by
raising the overall building temperature
several degrees, turning off unused lights
and turning off computers, monitors and
printers every night except Thursday when
computer hard drives are left on for virus
updates. All travel was eliminated except
for bimonthly library cooperative meet-
ings. The library has also realized savings
in supplies such as a $850 savings for post-
age, a savings of $600 for contract services,
a savings of $2,115.06 on periodicals and a
$500 savings on office supplies. Ms. King
said she cut $22,000 out of the book bud-
get. However, she said older material needs
to be updated.
Postyour opinions in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszp.com. Reporter Pete Gawda
can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Police: don't leave vehicle unlocked


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Due to a number of recent car burglaries,
police are again urging people to lock the
doors to their vehicles.
Detective Bill Saum, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), said Thurs-
day, July 2, that there have been a number
of recent car burglaries in the southwest sec-


tion of the city. He added that in each bur-
glary the car was unlocked.
"People are just going through the neigh-
borhood and opening car doors," he said.
He also asked that people call the
Okeechobee City Police Department at 863-
763-5521 if they have seen anything suspi-
cious in this area recently or if they have any
information into these break-ins.


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CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771
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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

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Painting, Repairs,
Carpentry
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(863)763-4775



Assisted Living for eld-
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Nurse. TLC in very nice
family home. 1 Opening
now. (863)763-2334
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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fil Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
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Ladies 26 in. 2 wheel
Bicycle $45 firm.
863-763-5265



S & W 9mm Model 39-2
$380. Strum Lugar 357
Revolver 6" $550. $925
for both or will separate.
863-697-6095


Black & Decker Infra-
wave speed cooking
countertop oven/comes
with instructional DVD.
$40 firm 863-763-5265.



DACHSHUND
MINIATURES
31/2 mo's. old, CKC Reg.,
2 Males, Vet Checked &
wormed. Super person-
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MESA PLANT WORLD
FRUTTREES: Blueberry,
Apple, Avocado, Cherry,
Peach, Pear, Pecan,
Figs, Pomegranates,
Banana, Papaya,
Carambola, Dragon Fruit,
Mango & White Spte.
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2/1 with w/d hookup.
located in the city. Total
amt. $700 to move in.
863-634-9850.
IN TOWN 2/2 very
clean, w/d, lawn maint
included, $800 + $300
sec. Call
(863) 634-3572


OKEECHOBEE Ibr,
like new $435/mo +
until. 1st & last, Huge
screen porch & work
area (863)801-1739
OKEECHOBEE, In Town
LBR, 1BA, $550 mo.,
1st & last mo. sec. No
pets. (863)467-8705
STUDIO APT $600 mo.,
1st last & sec. All utils
including cable & inter-
net. 863-801-4949
TRI-PLEX APT In
town, 2br, 1ba, quiet
neighborhood, W/D
hookups, newly painted,
large rooms, $600/mo +
$600 sec dep. Application
required. Phone
(863)610-5550 or
(772)219-8583




KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New fir tile. Inclds
Water, Elec. $800 mo.
+ sec. 863-697-6428
OAK LAKE VILLA 2/2,
$800 mo. + $800 sec.
Call (863)763-5152 or
(863)697-0824
OAK LAKE VILLA'S #17
2/2, W&D, New carpet.
$800 mo., 1st, last &
$500 sec 863-467-5965



DIXIE RANCH Acres-
2br/lba duplex $500
month + $40 dep., in-
cludes water, lawn, gar-
bage, NO PETS. Call
(863) 467-9029
FOR RENT: 3/2 House,
2 car garage, C/Air &
Heat, W&D Hook Up in
garage. On Eagle Bay
Dr., Call (863)634-9330
or (863)467-2541
LEAVE THE CITY Live
in the country! 3/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230
ROOM FOR RENT: $325
mo. Call for details.
(863)763-6501


NEW 3BR, 2BA, in twn.
Wood firs Granite coun-
tertops. Fenced back-
yard. $1300 mo. + sec.
month or 1 year lease
opt. 863-610-0794
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
included. 786-201-0306
OKEE ESTATES 2/1,
tile floor, W/D, $900 mo
+ 1st & sec. 818 SE
10th St. (863)532-0074
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $1000 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
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PALM CREEK EST Gat-
ed Comm. w/pool, Sbr,
2.5ba, $1200/mo
(561)248-9204
PARK MODEL 1/1, fur-
nished, all included.
$145/wk. $300 dep. NO
PETS. 863-983-2809.
WATERFRONT 3br,
1.5ba, LR, DR, FR, 1st,
& Sec. $800/mo.
(561)346-4692




BHR 4/2, fenced yard,
fireplace, lake access,
$800 mo. + sec. dep. &
lease. (863)824-0981
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BHR 2/2 Fully furnished
Power & Water Includ-
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+sec. (863)824-0981
TC CONDOS 1/1, Power
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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 special. M-F
(863)467-2982
BHR 2BR/2BA, dbl.
wide, furn. or not, w/d,
screened porch, $700
mo. (305)687-5012



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TRAILMASTER PON-
TOON TRAILER 2005
- 2 axelsalmost new
$2500. (863)824-0801




Taylor Creek RV Park
Lots $350 per mo. All
utilities paid. Selected
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3 axle, 40' Dream By
Designs 3 slide outs 1
of which is superslide,
full sz. bath, w/house
toilet, w/d, queen sz.
BR, rear kit., plenty
cabinets, $20,000.
(863)532-1325

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DODGE CARAVAN SE
2000 CD, a/c, V-6
runs great $2000/neg.
(863)467-1127

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IN THECIRCUT COURTING AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
RIle No. 2009-CP-106
IN RE, ESTATE OF
FREDERICK CHARLES McDANIEL,
a/ka FREDERICK C. MCANIEL,
Deceased
NOTICe TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE'
You are hereby noted that an
Order of Summay Adminlstrauon
has been ented in the tate
FREDERICK CHARLES I dANIEL
a/k/a FREDERICK C. McDANIEL
deceased, Fle Number 2009-(-106
by the Crcu Court for Okeehobee
C Hnby Rornda Probate D[sVo
e dressN of wch is 312 N
Thid StMet OLee hoee, L 34972
tat t ae dea nt's date of death
wa Feb1ary l 2No tha the to-
ta value of the estate is le than
$75xxoo, and that e names and
addre of t o whom it has
been a ned by such oder are:
Jan Lyn Fleming Nye
1036 2nd Street, BHR
Okee chob, FL 39474
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the eate of the
decedent and persons harig or de
mands against te estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provsan for payment a made mn
the Order of Summar Admmstrba-
ion must file their daims with this
court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE ANY
CLAIM FILED lO (2) OR MORE
YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS JULY 3rd, 209
Person Giving Notle
Jan Lyn Flemlng Nye
Attry for Person n No.ce
JORDAN FIELDS, M UIR
Florida Bar No 205745
416 Cortez Avenue
Start, FL 34994
Fax (772 288-1728
325959 ON 7/3,10/09

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Purpse: The purpoe of this lieng s to prvisde additional formation
to a reiew of tedhni eps egadn Reseroir Singand
Operaons Sc ng (Rc PS) computer model as used in the Rver of
Gras Restoction Prme/ Phase I Planning a result of the tn-te woXk-
shop ,n Ju 30, 209. Queso from the panel membr regarding the
mel wll also be addressed in this teleonfrence
Date: Jul 9, 2009
Time 400.M -500P M (ET)
Locaten, south Floend ter Management Detr/t
Ban dg. -2, (2N) Fine Isan Sound Conferne Rm.
Call-in Number'
Local S.FWMD 561-682-6700
Nanwde Tll Free 866-4336299
MetIg ID: 1774
326074 ON 7/3/19

NOTICE OF APPCATIONFOR TAX DEE
200M9m106
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON n LLC the holder of the fol
lowing cer/fate has filed said certcate(s) for a tax deed to he sued
thereon, The certate number and year of issuance, se descnpbon of
the property, and the names) in which t was assessed am a flla :
Cerlfcate No' 565 Year of issuance' June-01-2007
Descnpton of Prer. LOTGOFTRACT W1/20 FE12 F
S/2 OF N/2 OF CT 6 2234S33E
1-22-34-33-OA0-OO006-GO0O
Sald pmpety bang in the County o Okeecabee, State of Fonda
Name(s) in whch assessed'
CHIL HOLDINGS INC
Unless sad cefcate shall e redeemed acordin to aw, the property i
such ceificate slha ghet bidder at the Okeechobee
Coiuntx audeal Center, Jury AssembI Room, 312 NW 3rd Seet, Okeecho-
bee, Fltoda at lO:/0 A.M, on the 3th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flnda
// Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance w ithe Amerncans With Dlsablbtes Act, peoaso needing a
seoal as/mm/odatl to pt/optl in thie poeedL should contact
Cout Admnlrauon no later than da por tote p ding at
250 NW Country ub Dne, Port St Lude, orida 34986, 1 772 8074370
idhn two wo day oyor re ept of ths not e IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL .00.955.8771 IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955.8770
323102 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
2009D103
NOTICE I HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON n LLC the holder of the fol-
lowng cerikcate has filed Said certlte(s) for a tax deed to he issued
thero The cerficate number and year of iuanm the desnptlon of
the popey, and the ame(s) in t was assessed am as follo o:
Cerhficate No, 462 Year of Issuane: une-1-2007
Dednptn of Propery LOT A OF TRACT 15 E/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N/20FTRA 1S 20 34S33E
1-20-34-33-0A00-00015-A`G
Said property bang in the County of Okehebee, State of Flonda
Name( in which assessed
HERODA BELLARD
Unless said cerficate shall he redeemed according to law, the property n
such certcate shall be sold to the hghes bidder at the OkLchobe
Co ty aJudal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Stee, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at10:00 A.M, on the 3 day of July, 2009.
SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehoaee County, Fond
Is! Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In aordane wlth the Amerans With Dlsblte s Act pe needing a
pedal ccommodatlon to partldpate in this proceing should contact
Court Adm on no later than seven days pnor tothe proceeding at
250 NW Countr Club Dnve Port St Luos, Forida 34986, 772,074370
sthIn two orkng days of your nept of this note. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.8m.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800,955,8770
323095 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20091D110
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON I LLC the holder of the fol
lowing cerficate has filed aid certcates) for a tax deed to be Isued
theron, The ceficate number and year of iuan the desnptlon of
the popey, and te o, and aes)e Imn wh eit was asseedt ams a fo.ll.so:
Cearficte No: 903 Year of Issuas Ju 1-2007
Descpon of Property LOT N OF RACT 25 E1/2 OF Wl/2 OF
1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 25 2734S33E
1-27-34-33-0A00-00025-NOO
Said property bang n the County of Okceehee, State of Flonda
Nams in which assessed.

Unless said erhcate shall he redeemed a rdng to law, the prty in
such cerficate shall be sold to the hghe bidder at the Oku chobTe
Co ty ludal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Sreet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M, on thel 30thday of July, 2009.
SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Ok ee County, Ftond
/s Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In actdance wlth the Amerarsa With Dlsbletiuas ta a needing a
pedal ccommodaton to partdpalte n this proceeing should contact
COurt Admn on no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St Lua, Florida 34986, 772,8074370
within two mr/eng days ofyur eept of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1 8.55 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800,955,877
323110 ON 6/26;7/3.10,17/09


I


Okeechobee News


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NOTICE OF AM ICATION FR TA DEED
20T105
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC Ie hodae of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a t deed to be sed
there. The cericate number and year of issuance the desnpon of
the pmpey, and the na (s) in whh it wa ac d ae as Folows.
Certatee. No 58 Year of Issuance une-01-2007
Deriptn of Property LOT B OF TRACT 25 W12 OF El/2 OF
N 2F 2 OF ACT 25 2134S a F33E
1-21-34-3D-eA0M-3425-B0W
Said property being in the County of Ok tee e, State of Fonda
Names) in which assessed
CHL HOLDINGS INC
Unless said ertficate shall be redeemed aordng to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeehobee
Coul Judcal Cente, luy Aaembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Seet, Okeho-
bee, Forda at 1o:oo oM., on the 30th a of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBETON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, erda
// Robin R, Pams
NOTICE REGARDNG THE AMERICANS WTH DISABILIES AT O 1990 ,
In accordance th the Amencns Wth Dlsabltes A7, person needig a
special accnmodaon to parlpcae in this proceeds should conta
Coura Administatn no later tan rsevn day pnor o he eedn a
250 NW County Club ive, Pot t Luce onda 34986, 1 72.80 0
mohln two wor ng d ys of your recpt of tns e IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPLIED CAL 1800.955.771; IF YOU AE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.8009







NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON LLCthhe hoder of the fbl-
lowing certfcate has filed said certcate) for a ax deed to be ued
there. The ecate number and year of issuance, he despon of
the rosprty, and the names) m wh it was assessed are a follows
Ceiicate No 515 Year ofssuance June-01-2007
Descnptn of Prope : LOT N OF TRACT E1/2 OF W1/2 OF
Sl/2 OF /2 OF TRACT 06 2134S33E
Said property bng in the County of Oke be, State of Fonda
Names) n wch as d:

Unless aid ertifate shall be redeemed award ngto law, the properin
such certificate Ihall be sold to me hlghet bidder at the Okeehoee
County Judraal Centor, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10d00 A.M., on the 3t day of July, 009.
SUBECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Count,, FlWida
/s/ Robin R, Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wi t the Americans wh Dlablies Act, persons needing a
special accommodaon to particite in this proceedng should contact
ourt Admnstratn no later than en days pnor to the peedng at
20 NW Country Club Drie, Port S Lucle, Ronda 34986, I 772.8074370
within two worng days of your recent of this noe IF YOU ARE HER-
ING IMPeRIED CALL l.800955B771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.9 5.8770
323096 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009m102
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON LLCthhe hoder of the fobl-
lowing certificate has filed aid cettcate) for a tax deed to be ued
thereon. The certcate number and year of Issuance, the desnpbon of
the property, and the names) in whh it wao assesd are as follows
Certicate No' 370 Year of I-uane: Jun-01-2007
Descnptn of Prope : LOT B OF TRCT 7 W/2 OF El/2 OF
Nl/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 07I 16 34S33E
1-16-34-33-0AO-00007-BO000
Said property bang in the Count of Okea&be, State of Fonda
Names)in which assed:
CHL HOLDINGS INC
Unless said ceficate shall be redeemed according to law, the prope in
such certifcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeehoaee
County JudIaal Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Sreet Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the th day of July, 2009.
SUBECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Coty, Florida
/s/ Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wi t the American Wi Dablie/s Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to arscpaten this proceedng should contact
Court Admlnstartn no later than en days pnor to the peedng at
250 NW Country Club Drie, Port St. Luci Ronda t986, 1 772.807.4370
within two wong days of your reept of this noe IF YOU ARE HER-
ING IMPARIED CALL I 00,955,8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
323094 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09


NOTICE OF APM CTIION FOR TAX DED
W009TD108
NOTICE IS HEREBY GiIEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of he fol-
loeng cericate has led said cerlicate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
aeren. The efite number and ear of uae, the dspton of
ne property, and ae names) in which t wa as ret e sa foelaw:
Certcate No 870 Year of Issuance Ju-01-2007
oDesripetn of ropery: LOTH OFTRAC 7 E1/2 OF E/2 OF
S1/20FN1/20FTRACT07 2734S33E
1-27-34-33*OAO0017-H00O
Said property beig in a e County of Okeeaobee, State of Rorida
Name(s) in woin assessea
CFS PROPERTIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed accrdn to law, the property in
such cficate hall be ld to the highest bdde at the eOk hobee
County udicl Center, Jury Assemby Room, 312 NW 3rd Set Oeecho-
bee, ona at 10:00 AM., on the 30t day of uly,009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, LERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
keechobee County, ohda
s/Robin R Parsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILTES ACT OF 1990,
In acordan/e wh the Amennana Wth sables Ac, peson needing a
speelal accomodadon to particpate n this proceeding should rtact
Court Adminaton no later than seven days poar to e proceedng at
250 NW Counby Club Dree, PorSt LuIe/, Floandae 986, n1.7,074370
lhan et r dayofo r t of thinAe. IF YOU E HEAR-
INt IMPARIED CALL 1.800 95 ,8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800,955,877
M32307 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09



NOTCe OF iPP ION FOR TAX DEED
2009m117


on The cerae number and ear ofisuance, the de pion of the
property, and te names) n t assesses am as l :
Certscate N' 3O4 Year of Isuance: June01-2007
Descnptn of FPoe: LOTN OFTRACT 17 El/2 OF W/2 OF
Sl/20 OF Sl/D FTRAC17 134S 33E
1-15-34-33 OO00017-N000
Said property bean n the County of Oeeaobee, State of Florda
Names) In whic assessed:
CFS PROPERTIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unless aid cerficate shall be redeemd accordg o law, the prop in
such certcae hall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oehobee
Caun h Judhal Center, Ju Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Obeecho-
be, da at 1onS n .1 e 30th day of t uly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES

SHARON ROBERSON, CERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
Okchahen Cunty, Florda
/ Robin R, Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wih the Amencans Ws h Disabiities AtN, persons needing a
spe/al accanomdadon to parblpate in this proceedig should contact
Court Admnls.ratn o later an even days por to the peedng at
2 NW Country Ca lub D Pot St. L, l Rnda 34986, 1772.807 4370
win two wong days of your rept of thi noce IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1B00o.95.8n 7; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 95S.8770
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NOTICE OF APIpCATION FOR TAX DEED
209Dm116
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA m LLC te hoder of the fRlow-
ing rt/cate has fled d id rtfate(s) for a tax deed to be iaued the/-
on The certcate number and yearof suance, the de pon of the
property, and the names) in h t w assesse am as ollo :
Cerificate No: 338 Year of Issuane: 3un-01-2007
Descnpton of Prope: LOTOOFTRACT S1 W11 OF El OF
SD/20OFS1/ FTRAC 1S 34S 33E
1-15-34-33OAOO-00015-0000
Said property hen In the County of Oeecobee, State of Florda
Name(s) In which asseaaed:
IONA MINTO
Unless said ceflcate shall be redeemed acrdg to law, the prop
such certficate hall the bidder at the Oehobee
Cauni Judcal Center, Ju Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeecho-
be, onda at 10:00 A.M, on the 30th dayof euly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okecbee County, s orada
// Robin R Parrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wi the Amencans Wh Disabliies Act, persons needing a
spaecl accanomodaon to parbtlate in thl proceedig should contact
Court Admnsraton later tan even days por to the peedng at
250 NW Country Ca lub D Pot St. Luce, Ronda 34986, 1772.807370
wiun two swo rng days of your rept of ths noce IF YOU ARE HER-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800955.871n, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.B00.955.8770
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IN THE CIRCU COURT Of
THE INETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FROu RIDA


IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JOHN ERY MUNGER, SR.,
Deceased.

(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEeANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby noted that an r-
der of Summary Administraton
has been entered in the estate of
JOHNEMRY HUNGER, SR., d1
ceased, Case Number 2008-
-237, by the Cir Court for
Okeechobiee Canly Ft/oda Pro-
bat e I adr-e ofwhich
hi 312 Norh WeSt 3rd tree
Okeehobee, Florida 34972 that
the di dent date f d was
September 18, 2008; tha the total
value of the estate unknown at
ths bme, and that nes and
addree of oe to whom It has
been asgned by such order are
NAME
John E. Hunger, r
ADDRESS
222 Sautheast 33rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIEDTHAT:
All editorss of the eoate of the de-
cedent and persons hang clams
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than thoe for
whom rovsn for fll payment
was made in te Order of Sum-
ary Administraon must file their
clams wh tis ourt WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AD DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED,

AIM FILED O (2) YEARS OR
ORE AFTR THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of afrst publaoc n of this
Nobe Is June 26, 2009,
Person Giving Note:
John E, Munger, J,
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A FADLEY, PA.
fla, Bar No,: 035667
Attorney for Peboner
807 South West 2n d Aenu
0keechbee FL 34974
Telephone, (863L)763-733
Facsimile' (863)763-6l N99
325453 ON 06/26;07/03/09




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Ms 8a Aaociates, the Con truc
ion Managr for the OCI-Wor
b, FlcIeda, will be re sVn bds
late July 200for all bid packages
This project 1 be bd in 3 groups
Pre-Bd conferences for each group
of bid packages will be held at a lat-
er date. d packages wil be
liable in the coml e Ic
teretet blddde may Inquie about
ths proJect by contactng MoSS & As-
soaates, Ryan Vannatt la emasl at
n n t "'a m o r b y
Ths project onists of a 50,000
, 16 baldng/ostructure campus.
The ce of rk will include earCh
work, sie grading, building pad con
s=t n, conce sab and
sidealks, ncrete maonry walls,
alvanized standing eam r, pre
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utllties (sewer, water, storm fire
protecon), ate and buldng lecn-
cal, mehanical, plumbing, asphalt
paving and dnves' sscuty fencing,
tenor and edter paining floor-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
20Q9TD111
NOTE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON I LLC the holder of the 0-
lowing cercate has filed aid cetmfate) for a tax deed to be mued
there. The rtificate number and year of iuanre, the derripton of
the property and the names) in which t was asseed are as allows
Cetlfie No: 1145 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Desnpbon of Pper LOTC OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF
N1/2OON120 TRAC 13 3534S33E1
1-3S-34-33-0Ad0-00013-COO0
Said pperty being in the County of Okeehobee, State of Honda
Names in which assessed:
CH HOLDINGS INC
Unless said cerficate shall be redeemed aordng to law, the ppe in
such certdcate shall be rold to the highest bidder at the Okeechdee
County ludal Center, ury Asembly Ro0, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Flnda a 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of July, 2009,
SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, LERKOF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Conty, Flonda
/ RobinR Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In aordane with the AmerOan With Dbllltes persons needing a
speal acommobatc to padpatein this prc ,It Mshud cona
Court Adm' traon no later than seen days p Ir to the p din at
250 NW Countr ub De, Port St. Lute, Florda 349860 L772,807.4370
within rkng days four pt of this noce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1800.955 8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.877
323112 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09

NOTICE OF APPULICATION FOR TAX DEED
20m9TD109
NOTICE IS HEREBY 0IVEN that DENTON n LLC the holder of the fo-
loWing certeate has filed sad certflcate(s) for a tax deed to be rsued
thereon. The certfite number and year of iuan, the derptlon of
thepopetoand the names) in which i was asssed are a foll
Certficate No, 895 Year of Iuance June-01-2007
DesCnpton of Property LOTJ OF TRACT 2 Wl/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2OFS11/20FOTRACT 2 34S33E
1-27-3-33-0OAU00-022-O000
Said proper being in the County of Okechobee, State of Ronda
Names) in hch assessed
FREUD FRANCOIS
Unes said e a e cmd rding to law, Oe property in
such erficate shal be sold to the hghest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judial Center, Jury Asembly Rom, 3 2 NW 3rd Street, Okecho
bee, Fda a 10:00 A.M, on the 301t day of July, 2009



// Robin R. Parrsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AHERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accordance with the Amercars With Dablltle Act pemrn needing a
rspeal dammmodatn to parldpale in this pmeeding should contact
Court dmnstration no later than seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve Port St, Luae, Florda 34986, 1,772,8074370
within two ng das of your reept of this noe. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPALED CALL 1.00.5 8771; F YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800.955 877
32310 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/0

NOTICE OF APPUICATIONFOR TAX DEED
20MYrD093
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the f
Ilong erthfcate has filed said erfiate(s) for a ta deed to be ssued
on The certZate number and year of isTuane, the deOrripon of
the property, and the names) in which It was assessed are as follows
Certificate No: 252 Yearof Issance: une-01-2007
OeS112np Poe LOOFTO Ce23 112 OF 112 OP
Sl/2OFN1/20FETACT23 1334933E
1-13-34-33-OAO0-00023-HOOO
Said Oppert being n the County of Okeechobee State of Ronda
Names) In which assessed:
CFS PROPERTIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unless said ceficate shall be redeemed according to tlaw, Oe prper in
such ertfate shall be sold to the hlghet bidder at the O keelobW
County0 Iuda Center, Jury Assembly R 3 312 Street Okeecho
be Fnda at 10:00 A.M, on the 30th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Fnda
/ RV Robin R Pansh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DIS0AILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accrdane with the Amecans With Dabllles Act perry needing a
special aommodatn to partpate in th proeeding should contact
Court Admnstraton no later than ven dayspr tothe pceedng at
250 NW Country ubr De, Port St. Lude, oda 34986, t77207.4370
within two ng days of yur reipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING PRIED CALL 1,800,9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLITION FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the hder ofthe fol-
lowng certificate has filed said ertates) ora ta deed to be issued
thereon. Te certoate number and year of iuance, We dernpbon of
the property, and the me(s) in whh its a a are a follow'
CericateNo 358 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
DeS pton of P2erty LOTEOF TRAC30 W/2 OF W1/2 OF
512 OF N1/2OF TR CT 30 1534S33E
1-15-34-33-OAO00-030-EOO
Said pmpery being in the Comty of Okeechobee, State of Flnda
N ams in which assed:

Unless said certiate shall be redeemed a dg to law, the property in
such certOte shall be old to the highest dder at the Okeechobee
County Judloal Center, Jury Assembly Rom, 32 NW 3rd Stret, Okeho
bee, Florida at 10:00 AM., on the 3th day of July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CRCUIT COURT
Okeecobee County FAlda
IsM Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DSAILITIES CT OF 1990,
In aoordae with the Amercans With Dable Act pOersonneeding a
special acmmodatlon to parcipae in thi s po would coiact
Court dminstaton no later than sven days pnor t he pce0 d at
20 NW Cutry Clb Dnve Port Lce, Honda 34986, 772.8074370
mthn to kang darys of reeipt of th tice. IF YOU ARE HER
ING IM PAE CLL 1008.9S.8771; IF YOU E VOICE IMPAIRED CLL
1800 955.8770
32306 ON 6/26;7/3,10,1709


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TO09S
NOTICE IS HEREBY 9 IEN that CRYSTAL I LLC th holder of the fol-
lowing eartcate has iled said cefiate(s) ora tax deed to be iued
tereon. Te certifiae number and year of issuance, he denp0on of
the prrty, and the names) in whih I was assesed are a follow



Cerbicate No. 960 Year of Issuance: Lune-01-2007
Desn pton of Proert, LOK OF TRACT21 E1/2 OF W1/2 O
N1/2OF SI/2 OF TACT2 21 34S33E
1-2S34-33-OAO00"f021-KA0
Said propertbeing in the County of Okeedobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which aesd:
S PROPERTIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORAON
Unless said cerficate all be redeemed accrdngT to law, the property in
such ertfate shall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County ludldal Center, Jury srembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Seet Okeeo-
bee, Flonda at 10:0 A.M, on the 30th day of 3 ulr, 2009,
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHRON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkeechobeCounty, FIoada
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGAI A0MERICANS WIT DISABILITIE AT OF 1990
In aoordnce with the Amerianrs eth Disabits r ct pr m needing a
special aocommodaon to parocipate in th r ding should contact
Court Admnlstration no later an seven days por to the proceeding at
250 NW Cotry Club Dnve, Port St. Luc, or 34986, 772.807.43
thn two wong days of r rept of this e. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARE CALL 1 800.955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1Bo.955.877O
323087 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
202, 09D90
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-

lowing certmicate has filed aid certmfcate(s) For a ta deed to be iued
there. The era rteolrate number and year of inane, We dtrnpton of
the property, and the names) in whih It was assesed are as follows
Certificate No' 321 Year of Iuan: un-01-2007
De0pton of Property, LOT D OF TRACT 28 Wl12 OF Wl/2 OF
N111/ F 1/2 OF 1 TRACT 28 1434S33E
1-14"34-33-0A00"0 28-DOD
Said property being in the County of Okeedbee, State of Flonda
Namres) In which assessed:
ELEEN GRACE MORTON
Unls caid cerfiate shall be redeemed accodlng to law, the property in
ch etificate shall be rold to e highest bidder at the Okeehotee
County uddal Cnter, ury Assembly Room, 312 NW 302 rd St03 O9k0eeo-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 3oth day of July, 009
SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Countye oda
is/Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In atrdane with the Amernans Wit Drisablibes Acte peros needing a
special aommodaton to participate in this roc g should contact
Court Admnstration no later than seven day pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW C ntry Club Dnve, Port St Luci, Ronda 34986, 1772.8074370
with two working days of your receipt of this notice IF OU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 8300,955.8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.95
323082 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09


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NOTICE OF APPLITION FOR T DEED
200911091
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LC the holder of the fol-
long certificate has hod raid cerbficate for a ta deed to be issued
thereon. he cefiate number and year of euae, the denpon of
the property, and the name(s) in whh it wa assessed are as fllows:
Certicate No, 587 Year of Issuance, June-01-2007
De0ptin of Prperty LOT OF TRACT 18 11/2 OF El/2 OF
Nl12 OF 1/2 OF TRACT 1 234S33E
1-22-34-33"0A00-01101-W O
Said property being in the County of Okeeobee, State of Florda
Nams) in which assesed,
LLOYD W HULCOLM
Unless aid ert ate hail be redeemed accord to law the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at Okeh:bee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assemaly Room, 312 NW 3r Seet, Oke0ho-
bee, Forida at 10:00 AM., the 30th day of Jul, 209.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DIBILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accodane th O he Amerlcns w0 Dlisble Act, e needing a

250 NW Cout Clb i Fveort Lue, onda 34 1,772.807,43
witn two worung days efyour eept of th moe. IF YOU AE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL t 800.9 5.877L; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,800955,8770
323083 ON 626;7/3,10,17/09


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED



lowng certiae hea hod raid i cefcate(s for ta deed t be issued
thereon. The ceficate number and year of eauae, the denpton of
the property, and the name(s) in whh it ware assessed are as follows:


Desipt on of Pperty LOTH OF CT 5 El2 OF E1/2 OF
S1/2 OF 12 OF TRACT 05 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-0AN-00Y-0 5-H00O
Said property being in the County of Okeedobee, State of Florda
Name) in wht h assesed,
LLOYD W HULCOLM
Unless said ert te hail be redeemed accord to law the property in
such certficate shall be sold to the highest bdder at e Okeehobee
County Judicial Center, JuAsem Room, 312 NW 3rd Set Okeecho-
be, ora at 10: A.M., on the day uly, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, lorda
s/ Robin R. Famsh
NOTICE REGARDING TE AMERICANS WIT DIMBILITIES ACT OF 1990,
In accoance with the Aerlaans 0w, Distbelibe Ad per0 nreecdng a
special accmodaton to par pae in this proceedin should intact
Court Aminitation no later an s even ds pnor to e at
250 NW Country Club Dve, o ond 34986, 1,772.8074370
within two worng days ofyour recent of tNs nce IF YOU ARE HER-
ING IMAED CALL 00 955877; IF YOU AE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,800955,8770
32304 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09


NOTICE OF APPLCATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD098
NOTICE IS HEREBY GVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the Fol-
long certificate has filed aid erifiate(s) fora tax deed to be issued
thereon. The ertn ate number and year of ssuance, he denpon of
the property, and the name(s) in whh it was assessed are as olow
Cer0fate No' 1049 Year ofsuance: une-01-2007
Desoption of Pre:; LOT E OF TRACT S W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
2 OF N1/2 OF TR 05 3334 33E
1-33-34-330-AOO-000005-E0O0
aid property being in the County of Oeehobee, State of Fonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CPS PROPERTIES IN. A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed acrdngo law, the property in
such certificate shall e sold to the highest bidder at he Okee0obee
County Judl0al Center, Jury Aemy Room, 312 NW 3rd eet, Okeeho-
bee, Forda at 10:0 A.M., the 30th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Forda
/s/ Robin R, Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans W DisOablies Act persons needing a
spcal accommndabon to paroloptee in this proceeds should contact
Court Admnraaton later than even days pnor to the peedng at
2S0 NW Country Club Dri9, Port St L 0onda 34986, 1772.8074370
wVilhn two worng deys of your rept of th nobe IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL L.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800 905.8770
323090 O 6/26;7/3,10,17/09


NOTICE OF AAMICATION FOR TA DEED
2009T1099
OCTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol
o tng certate hes fled raid cerVecate(s) for a tax deed to be issuer
hereon. The ertfi~ate number and year of esise, the deerptn o
he property, and the names) in whidl it wat aeed are as follo:
CertiateNo. 1101 YearofIssuance June-01-2007
escrlpoon of Property: LOTEOF TRACT 14 W/12 OF W/2 OF
S1/2 0N1/20FTRACT14 3434S33E
1-34-34-33OAOOO 14-EO00
id property beg in the County of Okeechoee, State of Rorda







OrN OeCTOSURRN KOFOCUTCO T
lenohobse County, hord.
Rame S in R as
HICE REGADINGOTE OMFUNS VI HON AI EAC OF IME
n arlsda cee i shal e n rede We acordbll t la0 he pros reedgy
h certificate shall be to pa te in highest bmd at the Ou. e
unty udal Center, Jury Ass nbl Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeehd i
50ee, onorday C10b00 A.M., a on the 30th day of u 8072009. 7
hUBJT TO CURRENT TAES YOU
ARON ROBERTON, CLRK F CI CRCUI ITR COURT
.800 b 558770







hereeonbe Coun at, nor dhe
/s/Robin R PIrnt.h















urt Adminaon no later than whseven das aprer toe proceeding
f5 NW CteNo 1 YeDrre, Por S L u ane, Fn 3 6, 1.772,07
)errriptoo0of0operyr LOTIOIF3TAC EW1/2VF eW/2OP
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ing cerficate has a id r cer e cate(s) for ae toax deed to be iII
he property, and the na(s) in which 3t 2 as re ars fOen s sO




ad oety n Co of Okeechob, tate of or
Name s in wh as, d






nless sordanid certificate shall be redeemed acrdWith g to la, the properedy ng
h ceral tificate shall be ld to the highest bdd at th e Oe u e0. o
unty udicl Center, y A re R oom, 312 NW 3rd Street, O ceech a
I0e, Wuond at 1000 A.M., on th L 3 lh day of ul, 2009. 8 7
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES








AN ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CI RCU IE C URT
092 0ON6/26;7/3,10,17/09
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 D

special aa fo ation tdo aid ipe n this p a ceedinLg should o s ntac
Court Adminbstraton no later than seven days pr-tr to be proceeding a










50 NW Co y ub Drve, Pnumber nd year, Fnda 34e, the d1.772,0737
he two wrkg days of yome receipd it of this noe IFYOU ARE HEAR
ae No 104200 Yearofr,955anr u-I770 200
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IerptO NOTICECT 2W111 OF W1CAON O
2009TD097
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the Fol






ad proper being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
ae(s) in which assessed
:HL HOLDINGS INC
Winless said certificate hall be redeemed asccding to law, the p erep ir
uh oertficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okdecehob
Ounty Judcial Center, Jury Assem Room, 312 N 3 3rd Steet Okeecho
ieOeoida at 100M., orda at 100 A.., on e 30th day of ulth 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAES
iHARON ROBERTSON. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Fonda
/Robin R Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
n a tordance wih the Amencam With Disabilities Act persons reding
lal accrmmdation to parbteiate in this procednlg should ontac
d Admminstraon nolater than seven days prr to the proceeding a
!EO NW Coun Club Drive, Port St L Ie, Flonda 3 6, 1.772.807.37
hn o working days of yo recent of ths noce, IF YOU AREHEAR
NG IMPARIED CALL 1.800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALl
.8o00.9ss 8
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBy IVEN tat CRYSTAL I LLC the oler of te f-
lowing cer0hcate has filed sad cerfcate(s) for a tax deed to be "ssued
thereon. The cerficate number and year of ian, the de=roptlon of
the proerty, and the names) in which i was assesed are folls:
Certcate No. 279 Year of Isuance, Ju.e-01- 7
De in of property LOTN OFRAC3 E1/2OF W/2OF
S1/2OFS1/2OF TRUCT3 1434S33E
Sad popert tbing in the County of Oeehobee, State of Ronda
Name) in which asssed
RiPRECK HOMES INC

Unlem aid eorfiate shall be redeemed aordng to law, Ne pmpeer in
such rcefcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobe
County Judtoal Center, Jury sembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M, on the 30th day of July, 29.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, ERKOF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Ftnda
i/ Robin R Parnsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In ordance with the Amedan With DOblllt I pe- needing a
special acommnodatn to partdpate in thI preedong should contt
Court dmnstraon no later than seven days pnor tothe roeedin at
250 NW County ub Dre, Port S. Luoe, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807 370
within two ing days of your nept of noce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800,9558771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
323081 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/0


2 ETD101
NOTICE APPLICATION FOR TU OED


NOTICE IS HEREBY IN that ENTON 11 LLC the holder of the o-
long ertficate has filed aid cemefits) for a tax deed to be sued
thereon The ericate number and yer of i ane, the deriptlon of
the propert, and the names) in which i was asessed are a0 follows'
Ceficate No: 343 Year of Iua : JuneOl-20O7
DesOnpon of Nrerty: LOTS A AND B OF TRCT 19 E2 FE1/2
OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 AND W1/2 OF El/ OF N11/2 OF
N1/2 OF TRACT 19 15 34S 33E
-15-34-33-OA00-00019-AOO
Sad property being in the County of Okeehobe ate of Fonda
Na m(s) in which assessed
DELBERT R SMETH
Unle0 aid clrfiate shall be redeemed ardng to law, e pmper in
such crtflate shal be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeeobee
County udisal Center, ury Assmbly Room, 312 NW 3 Street, Okeecho-
bee, Floda at 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of July, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okee e County, FAnda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In acordane with the Americano With Diabll,, t, per needing a
special acommodatn to part0pate in th poceedng should conta0
Court Administraon no later han ven daysprtothe proceeding at
2 NW Count ub Dnve, Port St Lde, Roda 34986, 7728074370
within two ng days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1,800,955 8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.80.95.8
323093 ON 6/26;7/3,10,17/09

NOTICEOF APPLICATIONFOR TAX DEED


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing ercate has tled aid rdfate(s) for a ta deed to be lued
thereon The rate number and yer of isuane, the deripon of
the ert, andthe names) in which it was aesd are as followS,
Certficate No: 992 Year of Iuane: Jun-01-2007
Descnpon Of Propes LOT N OF TRACT 14 Wl/2 OF W1/2 OF
S/2FonF /20FrT R14 2934 W 1/2033E
1-0S-34-33-OAOO-00014-M000
Sald property being in the County of Okeehoee, tate of Honda
Na/(s) in which assessed
CYNIA D VOORHEES
MAR.ION L VOORHEES
Unle said eficate shall be redeemed riding to law, e property in
such cercate shall he sold to the highest bidder at the Okeedhoee
Count ludmal Center Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fnda at 1000 .N., on the 30 dat of July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARONROOBERTSON, ERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeeoobee County, Fonda
/s/Robin R0 Parmsh
NOTICE REGARDIN THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance wthe Amenans With Diabllb Act, persons needing a
peoal .Immmodate to pa0 0pate 0 n the peedin shold 000a0t
Court Administration no later thane proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dne, Port S Lude, Floda 34986,1 772 8074370
n twMo ong days of our receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.8900955.8770
323088 ON 6/26,7/3,10,17/09


- -
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
2009TD112
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerfcate has filed said certltes) for a tax deed to e sued
there e certfcate nmberand yea of iuanc, te deripbon of
the property, and the me(s) in whkh it as a eed ar a follow n'
Cerhfcate No 118 Year of Iance June-01-2007
DesOnpon of Property LOT HOFTRCT7E1/2 OF E1/20F
S1/2 OF N1/2 OFTRACT 07 36 34S33E
1-36-34-33-0AO-00.007-HOO
Said property being n the County of Okeechobee, Sae of Flonda
Nam n which asessed:
CHL% LDINGS INC
HELM R STEGNER TRUSTEE
Unle aid certacate shall be redeemed accdg m law, the pmer in
such ertifcate shall be ld to the hghet bidder at the Okeehobee
County Judldal Center, ury fmbly Room, 312 NW 3rd Steet Okeecho-
ee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 30th day of July, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florda
/7 Robin R. Pam0h
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WIH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In a-orda.ne with the Amerans With DiSabite Act, pem needing a
spedal acommodaon to parncipate in s proceeng should conta
Court Admrno abon no later tan seen day pnor to the poeeding at
50 NW Cauntr Club Dnve, Pot St. Luce, Florida 3496, 1.772.8074370
within to worng days of yr reept of this twice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1800.955.8771, IF YOU AE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
32313 ON 6/26,7/3,10,17/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD107
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON LLC te holder of te fol-
lowing ertifiate has filed sd certfcate) for a t deed t be remed
thereon The certate number and year of Iuane, the denpon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was asked are as folloWs
Cerbficate No. 602 Year of Issuane. Ju-01-2007
Denpon of Property, LOTBOFTRACT26W1/2OF E1/OF
N1/ OFN1/2OF TRCT 26 2234S33E
1-22-34-33-0OAO"-Om26 BOO
Said property beiinn te County of Okeehoee, Stae of Flonda
Names) in whch assessed
EZAETH SISrONATH
LZCAR LLC
OSCAR BISTONATH
Unles aid certate hall be redeemed acordig to law, e Hprper in
such cerfite shall be old to e hihet bidder at e Okeechobee
County udlal Center, Jury assembly Room, 312 NW3rd StMet, Okecho-
bee, iorida at 10:00 A.M., on the 30th da of lulyr 200
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSN, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Flonda
is Robn R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amerans oth Diabtlties Act, persons needing a
speoal aommodatlon to partipate in ths proeding should c0tact
Court Adminstraton no later than seen days pnor t te eeding at
250 NW Country Club nve, Port t LuC, Frida 34986, 1772 8074370
iin wring ds your receipt of this notice, IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1800.95.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955.87
323106 ON 626;7/3,10,17/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2O9TD113
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON In LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing ertificate has filed said ertlcae() for tax deed to be sued
there, The certlcate number and yea of issuance, the desnpbon of
the prPerl, and the 0me(,) in hh it amemed are ao follo.
Coericate No 1343 Year of suance' June-01-2007
Deption of erty: SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES BEG NW OF
LOT 2 LK 3 OF SAID S/I WHERE IT INTERSECTS 5 BDRY OF
OOWAW RD FOR POB THENCE SERLY ON WRLY BDRY OF LOT 2
DIST OF ISO FT TO A PT THENCE NEARLY ON A LINE S OF AND PIL
TO S BDRY OF AFOREMENTIONED OSOWAW RD DIST OF 100 FT
TO A PT THENCE NWRLY ON A LINE EARLY OF AND P/L TO W BDRY
OF LOT 2 OF BLK 3 OF SAID S/D A DIST OF 150 FT TO PT OF IN-
TERSECTION OF S BDRY LINE OF OSOWAW RD WHICH IS ALSO
THE N BURY LINE OF LOT 2 BLK 3 OF SAID S/D THENCE A DIST OF
100 FT ON S BORY OF OSOWAW RD TO NW OR OF LOT 2 BLK 3
SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES .34 ACRE
1-21-33-35-0010-00030-002A
Said pro, bang in the County of Ookeheeh Slate of Florda
Names) n which assessed:
JEFREY LEE SMALLEY
Unle aid rtificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such ertifate shall be old to the hghet bidder at the Okeechoee
County Judioal Center, ur Assembly Room, 312 NW 3 rd Set, Okeho-
bee, Flida at 10:00 A .., on the lth day of 3uly 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeelhobee County, Florida
/si Robin R. Pamsh
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WT DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
n accordance wlth the Amerkians DOsabies Act, person needing a
speal accmmodatbon to par oipate in ms proceeding should conta
Court udmmnstraton no later than -een days por the feeding at
250 NW Counltry Club Dne, Port St Luc, Florida 34986, 7728074370
within two wong days of your receipt of thi nofe IF OU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARTED CALL 1 0.955,8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
S800.9S5.8770
323115 O 6/26;7/3,10,17/09

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July 3, 2009


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IN THE CIRCU COURT
MOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE ESTATE OF
VICTOR B. LAMM
De0,ased.
NOICE TO CEEDITOS
The adminstrabtn of the esta of
VICTOR B. LAMM, deceased, whei
date of death ws Sepemer 19,
2007, and whose 0Soal Securt
Number s 319-38-299, i pending
n the t Cout for Ou k chobee
County, Fonda, Prbate Disn, the
address of whh is 312 Northwest
Third Street Okeehobee Flonda
34972. the namea and address of
the personal representative and the
personal representabver attorney
are set forth l ney.

All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er person having dams or demands


MONTHS AFTER THE DATETE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION O THIS NO-
TICE OF THHIR7Y DAYS AER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM
TAo other edt of the deedent
and other 0 e having dals or
demands against decedents estate
mut file ler dalms Wlo this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFER 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 FILE D TWO (2) ARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first pubhcabon of
this Not s June 26, 0 09.
Personal Rpresntave
Man0lyn A Seeman
336 Wes 46th Avenue
Kenewld Washington 99337
Attorney for Pe-ronal Repreentate:
Josph D Farish, Atourney
Florda Bar No 0023740
316 Banyan Blvd.
PO. Bex 4118
West Palm Beach, Flonda 33402
Telephone 561-659-3500
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'Trash fish tourney' brings donations and tons of fish

.- Okeechobee Airboat Association held a
"Trash Fishing Tournament" on Saturday,
L June 13 at Okee-Tantie Park.
We would like to thank the manager Sue
Baker and her staff for thier help. Also, we x
would like to thank WOKC for their help in ik
letting the public know and a big thanks as
V well to the association members who helped
with the sign in and sign out including Chad,
Corey Arlene and Vera.
Okeechobee Airboat Association would
like to thank Chuck Hawk and Mike Maguire The largest Gar weighed in at 13 lbs,
13 oz, and was caught by Bob Koedam
Submitted photos/Okeechobee Airboat Assoc. for their help in sponsoring the tournament, and Ted Skinner. They won $50 and
The largest Mud Fish weighed in at 4 Ibs. and was caught by Jamie Mellette, We had a good turnout of boats as wellas donated it back to the Airboat Associa-
Portus Mellette, Justin Kerestes and Tony Rivera. They won $50. on lookers. These boaters took about 6,000 tion.
-- pounds of trash fish out of our lake. We wish
each one of them could have been a winner,
but with boaters like these, all of us benefit
I from the "Trash Tourneys."
So, thank each one of you who came out
and helped with the tournament.
The money raised from the tourney will
Sgo with other money raised in different
events to pay the two scholarships that we
give each year as well as a donation to the ,
OHS Grad Night event. The largest Tilapia caught at the "Trash
Thank you also to all who helped make fish" tourney held on June 13 at Okee-
Submitted photos this tournament a success. We would also Tantie Park weighed 4 Ibs, 4 ozs and
Submitted photos was caught by Mike Maguire and Mick-
The grand prize winners at the recent "Trash fish tourney" were, Brett Jimmer- like to thank Maguire's Bobcat Service, Inc. ey Osteen. They won $50 for their catch
son, Ira Douglas and Jerimiaha Rhoden whose boat had a total of 456 trash fish for their help with clean up after the tourna and they donated the money back to
on it. They won $250 for their "catch!" ment. the Airboat Association.


It's summertime at the pool-watch your children Red Cross is


Water safety is an important topic this
time of year. One of the many aspects of
water safety is supervision. When children
are swimming or playing anywhere near the
water it is vital to have an adult assigned to
watch them. Whether it is an inground pool,
a lake, an aboveground pool, the beach or
a small, blowup kiddie pool, a responsible
adult must be in charge. It only takes a sec-
ond for something to go wrong.
The adult assigned as the pool watcher
should not become distracted by other active
ities, the phone ringing or involved conver-
sations. Their eyes should be on the children
nonstop. If they need to go inside for any
period of time, they should assign another
adult to watch them or get everyone out of
the water.
Even when everyone is inside, watching
your children can make all the difference.
Children can quickly figure out how to get
outside and water can pique their interest.
For this reason, it is also important to set up
layers of protection. Locks, alarms, barriers
and safety covers are some of the items that
can help.


Children can be curious, creative and in-
novative. Adult supervision is necessary for
safety in and out of the water.
Have a designated pool watcher to
keep an eye on swimmers at all times;
Learn CPR;
Keep your safety barriers and layers of
protection in place at all times;
Never swim alone, this means adults
too;
Do not use a pool/spa while under the
influence of alcohol or drugs;
Do not use glass containers around the
pool;
Keep the pool area well lit if swimming
after dark;
Go in at the first sign of thunder
storms;
No running or rough play;
No diving in shallow water and always
steer your dive up;
Never stand or play on a pool cover;
Read and follow the labels and instruc-
tions when using and storing pool chemi-
cals;


Keep emergency phone numbers post-
ed in the pool area;
Do not leave toys near a pool, they can
attract children;
Do not leave objects near the fence that
a child could climb over; and,
Learn to swim.
Consumers can find information and
search for members in their area by visiting:
www.FloridaPoolPro.com. The Florida
Swimming Pool Association is a trade asso-
ciation for the pool and spa industry in Flor-
ida. There are approximately 600 member
businesses in 16 Chapters across the state.
Members are required to abide by a code
of ethics and to be properly licensed and
insured. FSPA provides the industry with
access to continuing education courses, in-
formation on current trends and issues, an
arbitration program and government rela-
tions representation. FSPA is governed by a
Board of Directors.


ready for


hurricanes

Rob Shelt, Disaster Services Direc-
tor from the American Red Cross Mar-
tin County Chapter, spoke about being
Red Cross Ready at the recent Hurricane
seminar.
Included in his Red Cross Ready pre-
sentation were the three preparedness
steps: build a kit, make a plan and stay
informed.
After preparing personal plans, Mr.
Shelt encouraged Okeechobee residents
to become part of the local chapter's di-
saster response team as a shelter worker,
mobile feeder, supply distributor, and as
a disaster assessor to name a few.
Detailed information on being Red
Cross Ready can be found at www.red-
cross.org. Volunteer training is free and
residents can sign up at the Okeechobee
Red Cross Service Center.


July 3, 2009


Okeechobee News




22 Okeechobee News July 3, 2009


aemlnole ,aslno-
Brighton
Scholarships were presented to
Betty Reyes, Laura Serrano, Steven
Williams, Jacoby Johns, Brittany
Elliott and Cherie Huddleston at the
Okeechobee High School Awards.


Submitted photos/Bill Black
Quality A/C -
Misael Torres
Memorial
Jose Medellln was presented with
the Quality A/C-Misael Torres Mem.
Scholarship by Bill Black at the OHS
Awards Night.


U.S. Army
College Fund
Left to right are Miguel Landav-
erde, Brandon Blanchette, Christo-
pher Ostavitz, Patlcia Sulzer, SGT
Whisenhunt, Levi Ippollto and Jon-
athan Harmon. Scholarships pre-
sented at the OHS Awards Night.


Jay nauierson
Memorial
Randl Barnes was presented with
the Jay Raulerson Memorial Schol-
arship by David Raulerson at the
OHS Awards Night.


U.S. Marines
Montgomery GI Bill
U.S. Marines Montgomery GI Bill
Scholarships were presented at the
OHS Awards Night. Left to right are
SGT. Jones, Ramiro Rodriguez, Jose
Maldonado, Caleb Jones, SSGT
McKinnie, and Joshua Jackson.


.....II.lili..li
James Greeson was presented with
the P.H.O.E.B.E. Scholarship by David
Raulerson at the OHS Awards Night.


Fellowship
Corey Krum (left) and Shaina Rag-
amat (right) received the Scholar-
ships, presented by Jim Dawson
(center) at the OHS Awards Night.


uKeecnouee %o.
Farm Bureau
"Young Farmers/
Ranchers"
Scholarships were presented to (I-r)
are Brittany Carrier, Randi Barnes, Joy
Burnham, Cassandra Colgan, Trey
Whitehurst, Rebekah Bishop, Leland
Schoonmaker, Justina Stokes and Na-
than Candler.


"-wlaj1 v uiEIIt
Memorial
The J-Wayco Blllie Memorial Schol-
arship was presented at the OHS
Awards Night. Pictured are Sandi
Frost, Tyler Hayes, Drayton Billie,
Jacoby Johns and Jeanne Billie.


valerie wnlue-
Wells Memorial
The Valerie White-Wells Memorial
Scholarship was presented to Laura
Saucedo at the OHS Awards Night.
Left to right are John Williams, Lau-
ra Saucedo and Sharonda IrvIn.


i*l.v IEVUIttVEE
Memorial
Chris Branham presented the R.C.
Mattson Memorial Scholars to Le-
land Schoonmaker at the Okeecho-
bee High School Awards Night.




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Cole Fulford takes steer wrestling
Okeechobee High School 2009 graduate brought him to the elite status of attending
Cole Fulford is the 2008/2009 Florida High the National High School Rodeo Finals. Al-
School Rodeo Champion Steer Wrestler. though several offers have been extended,
Cole was also the 2007/2008 Champion Cole has not yet made up his mind which
Steer Wrestler. Rodeo College he will attend in the fall.
Cole comes from a long line of Rodeo To follow Cole's progress at the NHSRF
Champions. Cole's father, Bobby Fulford
won the FCA Steer Wrestling Championship log onto www.nhsra.org for the posting of
in the 1980s. Cole's brother, Jesse was the daily results beginning July 20,2009 through
reserve champion FHSRA steer wrestler in July25.
2002. A very special Congratulations and best
Cole's passion and desire for rodeo has of luck to Cole from Dad, Prissy & Jesse.


Submitted photo/Teresa Chandler
All prepared for hurricanes
Hurricane Preparedness speakers and volunteers include: Debbie Riddle, Sheriff
May, Teresa Chandler, Bill Casian, Rob Shelt, Allison Murphy, Julie Shook, Jenny
Pung, Chuck Parker, Vicky Williams, Mark Smith, Billy Dean and Mike Faulkner.

After a hurricane-stay off the roads
Sheriff Paul May spoke at the recent hur Sheriff will be present at each shelter to pro
ricane seminar hosted by Seacoast National vide security for the visitors. He confirmed
Bank. He asked the public to do one thing ii,.,i i. si ;iin i .r I ., .... ..1
that would help the most during a storm: .. ,i II 1. I i. i ....
"Stay off the roads immediately following der supervision. The supervised sexual of-
the storm." fenders or predators are not permitted to
"Give us the first couple of hours after the visit the shelters under any circumstances. If
storm to help any injured and to get a dam- the supervised offenders or predators are in
age assessment," the sheriff said. "We can't need of shelter for the storms, they will be
do this with the roads clogged. It is very im- housed at the county jail where they will be
S,. . i. ; l.,,i .. 1 ,, secluded and cared for in a secure location
i,.. I~ I . II Ir, ,.. . .,, .. i ,,, j but not locked a cell.
personnel to do their jobs." For more information, please contact
Sheriff May also spoke about the safety in the Okeechobee Sheriff's office at 863-763-
local shelters. He mentioned that a Deputy 3117.








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Submitted photo
Cole Fulford, 2008/2009 Florida High
School Rodeo Champion Steer Wrestler.


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