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Okeechobee News
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tion into the allegations is currently being
conducted by a veteran OCSO detective.
When that investigation is complete, the in-
formation will be turned over to the office of
the state attorney for possible prosecution.
"I can assure you, personally, this inves-
tigation will be thorough," stated the sheriff
adamantly.
Sheriff May said if the allegations are true,
Sgt. Brock could be arrested and charged
with a third-degree felony. According to
Florida state statutes, if he is convicted the
long-time investigator could face a maxi-
mum penalty of five years in prison and/or a
fine of up to $5,000.
Maj. Stephen said Sgt. Brock not only
could be facing criminal charges but also
the loss of his job, the loss of his police certi
fiction and the loss of his state retirement.
Sgt. Brock, 52, has been with the sher-
iff's office for 24 years and a detective for
15 years. He had four years experience as a
police officer with the City of Okeechobee
before going to work for the county.
"This is not what goes on at this sheriff's
office," said a distraught Sheriff May. "This
does not go on here. This is totally unaccept-
able."
The sheriff said he met with members
of his detective bureau Monday and briefed
them about the allegations.
"It was very somber," he said of that
meeting.
Sheriff May and Maj. Stephen were first
told of the allegations Friday, July 3, by the


Aluminum


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board, at their July 7
meeting, took action against an aluminum
specialty contractor. Mario Russo, doing
business as Aluminum King, Inc. was fined
a total of $300 for doing work twice with
out a building permit and failure to have
his license number on all advertising. The
charges stemmed from a screened room Mr.
Russo constructed in September and Oc
tober of last year and installation of acrylic
custom windows in November of last year
for the same client.
Turning to other business, the board
sponsored Kelly Johnson to take the exam
for roofing and business & law. The board
also suggested the building official send a
courtesy letter to radio station WOKC in
forming the station that anyone advertising
to do handyman work should have the prop
er handyman registration.
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"Everybody is upset and let down"
Major Noel Stephen


FBI. They said the female inmate contacted
the federal agency, which then contacted
the sheriff. After hearing of the allegations,
Sheriff May met with Sgt. Brock and placed
him on leave. The sheriff also took the inves-
tigator's badge, gun and vehicle.
Maj. Stephen said the FBI will be involved
in the "entire process."
"The whole situation has shocked the
sheriff and he doesn't know what to think,"
said Maj. Stephen, who was visibly upset.
He added that the female inmate has
been transferred to another facility "for her
well being."
Sheriff May said it's his understanding
that the woman has retained legal counsel.
He went on to say that he is anticipating a
lawsuit and that the Fort Lauderdale law
firm that represents his office has "been
made aware of the situation."
"She has indicated that she does not wish
to make any more statements, or talk about
it," the sheriff said.
Besides the criminal investigation, Maj.
Stephen said there will also be a civil inves
tigation. The major went on to say he and
the sheriff will meet with Sgt. Brock later this

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Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
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week.
"The first thing to be taken care of is the
criminal investigation. Then, the policy viola
tion will be dealt with," the major stated.
For the time being, investigations being
conducted by Sgt. Brock have been assigned
to other OCSO detectives. Sgt. Brock had an-
other detective with him in almost all of his
investigations which means that a second
detective will have a working knowledge
of that case and can take it over, indicated
Sheriff May.
"The inmate was not involved in any of
T.J.'s investigations," said the sheriff. "It's
not been mentioned if he made any prom-
ises to her."
This is the second alleged incident of this
type in the department's history. In 1999 a
corrections officer, Louis Alberto Maisonet,
was accused of forcing a female inmate to
have sex with him inside the county jail on
at least two occasions. Maisonet was arrest-


July 8, 2009

ed March 30, 1999, and charged with two
counts of sexual battery on a corrections
facility inmate.
Maisonet claimed it was consensual.
The inmate filed a federal lawsuit, which
was settled out of court.
Maisonet's case was presented to a grand
jury which found no true bill. At that time,
there was no statute dealing with such a
case in a county jail. The statute only applied
to state prisons. Even if the sex was consen
sual, at the time it would have been a crime
had it happened in a state prison, but the
law did not apply to county jails.
However, a new law pertaining to county
facilities went into effect in 2000.
Maisonet was fired for violating sheriff's
office policies.
Both Sheriff May and Maj. Stephen said
they had to deal with a lot of emotions over
the weekend because they have known,
and worked with, Sgt. Brock for quite a few
years. The sheriff said he's known Sgt. Brock
since the detective was 12 years old.
"Everybody is upset and let down," Maj.
Stephen said in a soft and saddened voice.


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Second man charged in robbery try


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A second man has been arrested on a
warrant for his alleged connection in the at
tempted robbery of a man at knife point.
Arrested Thursday, July
2, was Arturo Garcia Jr.,
27, N.W First St., Okeecho-
bee. Garcia was charged
with attempted robbery
with a deadly weapon
and burglary of a dwell-
ing while armed. He was
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a
bond of $80,000. Arturo
Esteban Villalpando, Garcia
27, S.W Second Way, was
arrested June 28 on a charge of attempted
armed robbery. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of
$25,000.
According to Detective Susan Morrison,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the two men went to the 61 year
old victim's home on June 28 and asked to
use his phone, but he refused. She said the
men also demanded money but, again, the
man refused.


The detective's arrest report goes on to
state that Garcia then asked the victim for his
phone number. The victim reached into his
pocket and pulled out his wallet to retrieve
his phone number. She explained that the
victim had his phone number written on a
piece of paper and carried it in his wallet.
When the victim produced his wallet Gar-
cia reached for it with his left hand, swung a
knife with a 6-inch blade at the victim with
his right hand and demanded the victim give
him his money, the detective said.
Detective Morrison said the victim jumped
back to avoid being stabbed then ran into
a bedroom in his mobile home with Gar
cia chasing him. When the victim grabbed
a machete for protection Garcia allegedly
turned and ran.
When OCSO deputies arrived at the
scene Villalpando was reportedly seen run-
ning from the trailer park then leaping over
a fence. A perimeter was established and the
man was arrested in a wooded area.
Garcia, also known as Tootie, was not
found in the area so Detective Morrison ap-
plied for and received a warrant calling for
his arrest. Garcia was subsequently arrested
by OCSO Detective M.D. Faulkner.


Alleged thief also faces drug charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was arrested on a
felony drug charge while he was being in-
vestigated for the theft of a small amount of
cash from a local store.
Christopher W Gordineer, 19, was arrest-
ed July 5 on a felony charge of possession of
a controlled substance. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of petit theft.
Gordineer was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of $5,250.
According to an arrest report by Deputy
Justin Merriman, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Gordineer is ac-
cused of breaking a box and stealing an
undisclosed amount of cash from a conve-
nience store on U.S. 441 N. around 12:15
a.m. Sunday.
The report said he left the store in a silver
sedan and was last seen heading south.
The car was eventually stopped by Offi-
cer Ryan Holroyd, of the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), in the 800 block
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the report, said he had no idea what had
transpired at the convenience store because
he was in his car waiting for Gordineer.
The traffic stop was then turned over to
OCSO Deputy Jason Hickman, who then
received permission to search the car from
the driver. During that search Deputy Hick
man reportedly found a pill container on
the dashboard. Inside the bottle the deputy
allegedly found alprazolam pills, which are
the generic version of xanax.
Gordineer supposedly told Deputy Hick-
man that the pills belonged to a family
member, but when that person was con-
tacted they apparently told the deputy that
they did not give Gordineer permission to
have the pills.
Deputy Merriman then took Gordineer
back to the convenience store where he was
reportedly identified as the man who had al
legedly broken the box and took the cash.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
James Edward Price, 59, Oapamoxtox
Terrace, Port St. Lucie, was arrested July 2
by Deputy Brian Cross on charges of driving
under the influence and leaving the scene of
an accident. His bond was set at $500.
Robert Hysell, 44, S.E. 36th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation aggravated assault with
a deadly weapon. He is being held without
bond.
Francisco Vallejas-Rojas, 27, N.E. 102nd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 by
Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with lewd or
lascivious battery (two counts). His bond
was set at $50,000.
DebraThomasArnold, 47, N.W 30thSt.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 2 by Deputy
Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with worth-
less check over $150 (two counts). Her total
bond was set at $5,000.
David Dwain Mullins, 40, S.E. Eighth
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 3 by
Officer Ryan Holroyd on a charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance without a pre-
scription. His bond was set at $5,000.
Antonio Ramirez-lbanez, 31, N.W 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested July 3 by


Deputy Mark Shireman on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence and expired driver's
license. His bond was set at $750.
Melissa Dawn Lipscomb, 31, N.E. 22nd
Ave., Lighthouse Point, was arrested July 3
by Deputy Justin Merriman on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging her with vio-
lation of probation obtaining a controlled
substance by fraud. She is being held with-
out bond.
Ruben Molinera, 30, N.W 30th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 3 by Deputy
Eliberto Carmona on a charge of aggravated
battery. His bond was set at $10,000.
Michael Cecil Raulerson, 41, S.E. 26th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 4 by
Deputy Mark Margerum on a charge of ag-
gravated child abuse (two counts). His bond
was set at $3,000.
Terry Franklin Bast, 53, S.W. Third Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 4 by Officer
Ryan Holroyd on charges of driving under
the influence and refusal to submit to DUI
test. His bond was set at $1,000.
Zoila Sifuentes, 46, S.E. 10th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 5 by Deputy
Joseph Gracie on a charge of driving under
the influence. Her bond was set at $1,500.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


Fire guts triple wide trailer


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Firemen spent close to four hours and
over 10,000 gallons of water to put out a
stubborn blaze in the Platts Bluff area on
July 2, a report from paramedic Everette
Wooten said.
Seven units and 11 firemen responded
just after 3:15 p.m. and found a column
of smoke as they approached the blaze at
1401 N.W. 115th Drive. Firemen found the
structure fully involved and stated the roof


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and the porches on the trailer home were
already collapsed when they arrived.
The fire report stated that close to
$125,000 in property damage was done in
the blaze.
The origin and the cause of the blaze
were not immediately known. The state
fire marshal was called in to determine the
cause. There were no injuries.
The fire report said the property was
used as a guest house and camp house by
the owner Bret Bowman.


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Consolidation
Over the years many times the concept
of consolidating the county and city govern-
ments has been proposed. In this tough
economic climate, would now be the time
to bring it up again? Could we save money
by consolidating the city council and county
commission? If nothing else, could we save
money by eliminating some of those paid
elected positions? Would consolidating the
fire departments make more sense than
having two fire departments within blocks
of each other? Would it make sense to elimi-
nate the city police and let the sheriff's office
handle all law enforcement? The last time
this was put to a vote was 15 or 20 years ago
-- and it was a nonbinding straw vote -- I be-
lieve the city residents were in favor and the
county residents were against it. But at that
time the big concern was that the county
residents did not want to get stuck with the
city's huge debt on the water plant. Since
then the utility authority was established and
the city no longer controls the water plant
and does not have that debt, so that it no
longer a factor. Would consolidation save
money? What do you think?
The question is if the city residents
would rather have a longer response time
from law enforcement and the fire depart-
ment? It may be cost effective, but the city
residents will be the ones to see the differ
ence. Maybe a way to raise more funding for
the city would be more feasible, such as an-
nexing property into the city limits.
I think in other places I've seen lately
where the sheriff's office takes over for lo-
cal police, a lot of the police are hired by
the sheriff's office. You don't just do away
with the entire law enforcement side, just
eliminate a bunch of the administration and
paper shufflers. The city doesn't have a jail.
Anyone arrested in the city already goes to
the county jail.


Wet T-Shirt contest
In Okeechobee we do not condone
nudity. Never have, hopefully never will. If I
want to see naked I will go home.
If God meant for people to run around
naked, we'd be born without clothes.

Fireworks
We went to the fireworks on the fourth.
We thought it was great. It was about the
same as last year and the year before more
or less. There were only two vendors that I
saw -one selling sno cones and one sell
ing ice cream. Looked to me like fewer cars
than last year but I don't know for sure. Cer-
tainly there were hundreds of people there.
Some people may have been put off by the
rain. However, at the Agri-Civic Center the
rain stopped in plenty of time before the fire-
works and the fireworks went up just fine.
I would say the show lasted about 20-25
minutes and they had some really big, fancy
fireworks. Lots of "ooo" and "ahhhh" from
the crowd.
My family really enjoyed the fireworks
at the Agri-Civic Center. The best part was
watching the faces of the children as they
watched the fireworks. I want to thank the
Nunezes for stepping up and making such
a wonderful donation to the community by
funding the show from their own money.
That was a great show of community spirit
and patriotic pride.

Girl dies of asphyxiation
by python
In response to the story about the snake
found on the toddler, chances are the snake
was preparing itself to (at least attempt) to
consume the child. I had a friend who had
a python once. This snake had a beautiful
habitat which was 12 by 15 feet and 8 feet
high. One half of the living room. It had a
huge maple tree limb draped over a child's
pool on which to climb. He would consume
a full grown rabbit when he ate. If he wasn't
hungry he would have no interest in an ani-
mal introduced to his habitat.
Hopefully this guy and the mom will re-
cover from this tragedy in their life. But, this
poor little child. A huge snake in the house, I
will bet the kitchen sink, the mother is young
and honestly did not have the courage to tell
"boyfriend" to get rid of it.
*I hope FWC cracks down on the illegal
sale of these dangerous snakes.


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On the Friday news they interviewed
a pet store owner that personally owned
a Burmese python and they said that the
snake looked way too thin like it had not
been fed properly and was probably hungry.
They said that the snakes do not kill just to
kill but to eat. On Saturday I heard that the
snake had been in a bag placed inside the
fish tank with a piece of plywood over the
top with a building block on top because it
had been escaping during the day. This to
me should have set off alarms all over the
place that it was time to get rid of this snake
or to at least feed it more or something. Even
if this snake had been released into the wild,
which is illegal, it would have been better
than the death of a child due to stupidity.

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fighting is a highly-organized underground
movement, often involving other crimes
such as drug and weapons trafficking, pros-
titution, and money laundering. More than
250,000 dogs are placed in dogfighting pits
each year. The HSUS estimates that 40,000
people are involved in organized dogfight-
ing and an additional 100,000 are street-level
fighters. If you have questions about the re-
ward program, call the Humane Society of
the United States at 202-452-1100 or go to
humanesociety.org

Dogs lost and found
If you are missing a dog, please check
with us at the Humane Society located at
1203 Hwy 98 N.
next to Okeecho-
bee Livestock Mar-
ket. Sometimes
people bring
found dogs to us.
Also you can bring
a picture with oth-
er information to
us, we post it on the
wall for all to see.


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Teen pregnancy
rate in Okeechobee
So what are the suggestions for solv-
ing the problem of the high teen pregnant
cy rates in Okeechobee? More education?
Make birth control more easily available to
teenagers? More scholarships and job op
portunities for teenage girls to give them an
incentive to put off pregnancy until after they
establish a career?
I agree with the caller who said if the
teen pregnancy rate is so high, then these
kids are also exposing themselves to sexu-
ally transmitted diseases. I think we need
more health education in the public schools
about STDs, how dangerous they are and
how to avoid being exposed to them. These
kids need the facts and they need the truth.
If the parents don't want them to have this
information, they can opt the kid out of the
class just as they do at the middle school for
the puberty classes. I don't think any parents
actually kept their kids out of the classes, but
they gave the parents that option.
I understand that the ministers in this
town pressured the school district to teach
"abstinence only" as the way to avoid un-
wanted pregnancy. However, when you look
at the numbers and the fact that Okeecho-
bee County has double the state average for
teenagers giving birth, then obviously that is
not working. Failing to teach sex education
in school is not keeping teens from getting
pregnant. The school board needs to rethink
that policy. How about letting the parents of
all the children in the school system vote, in-
stead of listening to just a select group?

Summer activities
First, I want to say what a tremendous
job this community has done with provid-
ing summer activities for the children. There
are so many activities and camps for the kids
ages 12 and under that it is really amazing.
They are skateboarding, swimming, riding
horses, going on all kinds of special trips, etc.
But it seems to me that we need something
for the older kids, like those age 13 to 17.
They are too old for the camps unless they
are junior counselors. It's hard for them to
find a job in this economy. The bowling alley
is closed. The skating rink closed a long time
ago. Years ago we had a rec center called
Teen Town. I know that is long gone. But if
we want them to stay out of trouble, they
need something geared for that age group.


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Community Calendar


Okeechobee News


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilita-
tor. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W.
Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will
be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Food will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at
6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the sec-
ond Wednesday of every month at noon at the
Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited to
attend.
THURSDAY
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and machine and join
in on the fun. All types of sewing is welcome. For
more information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-
0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.


A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous
meets at The Gathering Church, 735 SW 24th
Ave, at 7 p.m. in the youth building behind the
church. For information, call Monika at 801-
3244 or Rocy at 610-0975.'
Family History Center is open from 1 until 5
p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center located at 412 N.W. Sixth St.
For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a.m. at the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.


Letters to the Editor


Restaurant helps school
To Jim McCoin of Cowboys BBQ and Steak
Co.:
On behalf of Okeechobee Christian Acad-
emy (OCA), I want to express my appreciation
for the generosity of Cowboys Restaurant. Your
financial gift of $2,128 came at a very difficult
time in the life of the school. In this time of
financial certainty, I realize that it would have
been much easier to "circle the wagons" and
choose not to give. But it is obvious from the
gracious gift that you have determined to give
back to the community and for this, OCA and
Okeechobee itself is indebted to you.
I pray that you and all those involved will
receive a blessing for all that you do and I am
sure will continue to do in, through, and for
this community. Ifi there is ever any way that I
can be of service to you, please don't hesitate
to ask.
In HIS service,
Rev. John T. Garner
Board Chairman
Okeechobee Christian Academy
Picture this...
Picture this, you are at the beach with a
bunch of friends laughing, joking, horsing
around having a really good time. Night comes
and you light a big campfire and you all gather
around it telling stories. Then someone dares
you to step into the fire and of course, silly you,
you're not going to let a dare go by and besides
the fire is almost out, just a few flickers left. So
you take the challenge and step in the pit with
the intention of jumping right out. Only you
find you can't. Your shoes are stuck. Suddenly
the fire rises. The flames get higher and higher,
you're getting hotter and hotter. Everything is
on fire, but, nothing is burning. Your clothes
are not on fire, even your hair is not singed, but
you are burning up and you can't get out. You
scream for help.. your friends try pouring wa-
ter on the fire, but it only gets hotter. They try
putting sand on it, but it only gets hotter still.
You are screaming in agony because the heat
is so intense yet you are not on fire, it will not


consume you and let you die to end your suf-
fering. It is never ending..., this is hell.
Now picture this... you and your friends are
walking on a beach, the cool waters are lap-
ping gently around your feet... the air is breezy
and smells of wonderful tropical flowers... all
around are an abundance of luscious trees
filled with all kinds of ripe fruits and berries.
honey combs dripping with honey. coconuts
full of rich milk. You and your friends have
been invited to stay forever.. you never have
to leave... you'll never be hungry. Everyone
laughs and plays and enjoys themselves, no
pain, no sorrow, no one dies here either. You
are all basking in the Sonlight, that's right, the
SON-LIGHT. This is Heaven.
Now. Where do you want to spend eter-
nity?
If you think you have your whole life to
make that decision, you are absolutely right,
only thing is, do you know how long you will
live? God does. He knows the exact number of
days he has planned for each one of us here
on this earth. He only promises us those days
one at a time.
John 3:16 tells us... "For God so loved the
world that He gave His only begotten Son that
whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish,
but have everlasting life..."
v. 18... "he that believeth on Him is not
condemned, but he that believeth not is con-
demned already."
No matter how long you live, your life here
on earth is short, but eternity is forever. Your
decision whether or not to accept Jesus Christ
will last an eternity. Letting Him live in you and
through you will glorify Him... and you can still
have your silly friends and lots of clean fun only
He won't let you step into hell.
Will you do it today? Will you accept Jesus
Christ as your Lord and Saviour and be confi-
dent of everlasting life in Heaven? Remember
you may not have tomorrow.
God's peace, love and blessings be upon
you.
Jesus loves you and so do I.
Cheryl Gawda


Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is in-
vited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive re-
lationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes are avail-
able at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets
the second Thursday of each month in the com-
munity club house on the comer of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gos-
pel music and the word at 7 p.m. For information
call 863-612-0640.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The
club meets the second Thursday each month
with bass tournaments held the following week-
end. For information call Dave Stout at 863-467-
2255.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every


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Pets of the Week
Smokey is a seal point young cat.
She's a sweet lap cat. Her adoption
fee is $75. All fees include vaccina-
tions, spay, rabies vaccine, worm-
ing. The Okeechobee Humane So-
ciety has many young dogs and
cats available for adoption-come
visit us.
Please visit the pet rescue shelter
at 1203 Hwy 98 North. For informa-
tion, call 863-357-1104.


Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes
Support Group which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the hospital cafete-
ria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please
call the program coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N.,
B.A., C.D.E., C.PT, at 863-763-5093.
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 in-
vited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach
to losing weight and becoming a part of a caring
group is welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at 800-932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. 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 week-
ly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th
Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not
a diet club. The only requirement for member-
ship is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For
more information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.
Restoration Ministries meets the second
Friday of each month to help with addictions, de-
pression, etc., at 7 p.m. For more information call
Miss Kathy at 863-357-9083.



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Local churches plan summer activities


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold Vaca-
tion Bible School July 12 16 from 6 to 8
p.m. each evening. Kids ages 3 -12 are invit-
ed to this fun-filled Veggie Tales VBS with the
Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. For more
information call 863-610-1291.
First Baptist Church, 401 S.E. Fourth
St., is having a sports camp July 13 7 at
the Recreation Outreach Center (ROC). The
hours are 6 to 8:30 p.m. Participants must
have completed K- fifth grade. The camp is
free. Register at the ROC or church office as
soon as possible as space is limited for some
sports. Sports include basketball, cheerlead-
ing, fishing, flag football, golf, softball, soc-
cer and tennis. For more information call
Glenda at 863-467-7625.
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace, will have vacation Bible

Community Events

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-


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Julia Mae Smith, 61
OKEECHOBEE Julia Mae Smith, died Fri-
day, July 3, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospital, West
Palm Beach. She was 61.
Born May 17, 1948 in Orangeburg, S.C., she
had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1959
and was a member of Mays Temple.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Lewis Smith.
She is survived by her daughter, Carla Rush of
Okeechobee; grandchildren, Matthew, Craig,
Shavon and Malcolm of Okeechobee; sisters,
Hattie Martin (Charles) of Okeechobee, and Ca-
thy Franklin (Ronald) of West Palm Beach; step-
brother, Arthur Foley of Chipley; great-
grandchildren, Amaya, Tyre, Marcus, and Jor-
dan; and nieces, Shawnta and Khadija.
A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service
time of 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11 in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Dr. Dan
Jones of Mays Temple officiating. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.


school July 13-17 from 6:30 to 8:30. Age
groups will range from preschool through
middle school. The theme is Studio GO! To
register please call 863-467-7858.
Peace Lutheran Church, 1750 N. W
23rd Lane, is participating in the FLGA Dis-
trict Summer Event July 26 Aug. 1. They
will be helping the community of Eustis,
which was damaged by Tropical Storm Fay
last fall. The event is open to high and col-
lege level young people and adults.
More 2 Life Ministries will be sell-
ing smoked pork dinners on July 31 as a
fund raiser for a mission trip to Haiti. The
$7 meals, consisting of smoked pork, baked
beans, coleslaw and a roll, will be available
next to Gilbert Snapper and Golf Cars on S.
Parrott Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. until the
food is gone. Free delivery will be available
between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for advanced
orders of two or more dinners at a single
location. For tickets or information please
contact Kyle Reno at 863-634-2371 or Brent



ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.

Police to offer safety check
The Okeechobee City Police Department
with help from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Pa-
trol will hold a child car seat check up this
week.
The event will be held on July 11 from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee


Larry C. Hughes, 51
STUART Larry C. Hughes, passed away Fri-
day, July 3, 2009, at Martin Memorial Medical
Center. He was 51.
He was born in Catskill,
N.Y, and had been a resident
of the Stuart area for 24
years, having moved from
Colonie, N.Y.. He had
worked 13 years as a Fire-
fighter/EMT for Martin
County Fire Rescue, and had
volunteered
for two years before being em-
ployed with the county. He was an active mem-
ber of Redeemer Lutheran Church and School
in Stuart, and was a member of the Firefighters
local union 2959.
He is survived by his wife 4.. Willena
Hughes of Stuart; daught-, i-,-, Marie
Hughes of Okeechobee; son, Mark William
Hughes of Stuart; one grandson; mother, Marie
Hughes of Port St. Lucie; and brother Kevin
Charles Hughes of Geneva. He was preceded in
death by his father, Clifford Hughes.
Visitation will be 12 2 p.m., Friday at Re-
deemer Lutheran Church and School in Stuart.
A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at
Redeemer Lutheran Church and School.
Memorial contributions may be made to Re-
deemer Lutheran Church and School, 2450 E.
Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL, in Larry's memory.
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Magee at 610-3301 You must have a ticket to
receive a dinner.
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church, 4212 U. S. 441 N, will be having
Vacation Bible School Aug. 10 14 from 7
to 9 each evening. The theme is "Passport
to the Promised Land Following the Steps of
Jesus." For more information call 863-763-
7743.
The deadline to register for Upwards Soc-
cer at Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd St., is Aug. 27. Early registration is $60
per child. Evaluations will be held on Aug.
18, 20, 25 and 27. Play begins Aug. 31.
Boys and girls from K-4 through sixth grade
may sign up. For more information, please
call the church at 863-763-1699.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com or call Pete Gawda at 863 763-
3134, extension 4225. The deadline to receive
information to appear in Wednesday's column is
5p.m. the Monday before.



County Fire Station at 501 NW 6th Street .
No pre-registration is required. All you have
to do is show up with your car, the car seat,
and your child, and trained car seat officers
will do the rest.

Hospice hosts 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.

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 Chris-
tian 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.


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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.

CRA Nutritional Analysis
class offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a CRA Nu-
tritional Analysis Class on Monday, July 13,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Chiropractic and
Fitness Center. This is a free class. For more
information call 863-763-4320.

Free school/sports physical
As a service to the community, the Visit-
ing Nurse Association's mobile medical clin-
ic 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. Physical are performed by San-
dra Ripper-Brown, ARNP (Advanced Regis-
tered Nurse Practitioner), who is licensed in
the State of Florida to provide this service.
Parents and/or guardians are strongly en-
couraged to bring any available medical his-
tory information, as well as immunization
records and student identification.





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County considers EMS special assessment


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commissioners
will face a variety of issues when they meet
Thursday. Several of the agenda items are
the result of hard economic times.
The meeting is scheduled to start with a
joint workshop between the commissioners
and the Okeechobee City Council to discuss
implementation of an emergency medical/
ambulance special assessment program. Lee
Evett, of Willdan Financial Services, the firm
hired by the county to explore this special
assessment, will make a presentation and
answer questions. Heather Encinosa of Na-
bors, Giblin & Nickerson will also be present
to answer any legal questions regarding this
special assessment program. Commission
ers are considering the assessment program
because the current fire assessment cannot
be used for EMT services.
In connection with this joint workshop,
commissioners will consider an agreement
with ACS Enterprise Solutions to produce
a system to create, produce and mail 2009
assessment notices to property owners af
fected by changes to the fire assessment,
residential solid waste assessment and pro-


FORT PIERCE-Building a business
plan and utilizing local financial and busi
ness resources to start your own business
will be the primary goals for participants
who enroll in a course, Advanced Agri-
business Management, at the University of
Florida Indian River Research and Educa
tion Center in Fort Pierce. The course will
meet Wednesday evenings, starting Aug.
26, 5:30 until 8 p.m. and will continue until
mid-December.
Jane Bachelor, a business and human
resources expert with decades of experi
ence gained from prestigious corporate
positions will instruct the course, along
with an innovative list of guest speakers
who will present topics such as available
assistance for small business owners, mar
keting, financial planning and other related
topics. Featured guest speakers will in-
clude local business professionals such as
President and CEO of the St. Lucie County
Chamber of Commerce, Linda Cox and
Larry Pelton, president of the Economic
Development Council.


If you go...

What: Bimonthly meeting
of the Okeechobee County
Commission
When: 9 a.m. Thursday,
July 9
Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department Audito-
rium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
posed EMS special assessment.
Once again commissioners are sched-
uled to discuss the budget and possible cost
saving actions.
A proposed subdivision has fallen vic-
tim to hard economic times. The develop
ers of Old Florida Ranch subdivision in the
extreme northeast corner of the county
are putting their plans on hold. They have
requested that the commission vacate the
May, 2008 plat of the subdivision. No lots
have been sold.


"Each student develops a business plan
applicable to either a business they cur-
rently own or manage or around a hypo-
thetical entrepreneurial venture of his or
her choice. For the 'reality' final exam, the
students present their respective business
plans to a panel of area business experts,"
said Bachelor.
According to Bachelor, text and class-
room concepts will be applied to the
formation of a thoroughly-developed, all-
inclusive, professionally presented and
well-written business plan. The goal is for
every student to have a viable plan, ready
for business implementation, at the end of
the semester.
To enroll in Advanced Agribusiness Man-
agement, or for more information about
University of Florida degree and certificate
offerings at the Indian River Research and
Education Center in Fort Pierce, please
contact Jackie White at 772-468-3922, Ext.
148, or by e-mail at jkwhite@ufl.edu.


Another subdivision, Thoroughbred Es-
tates, on the north side of N.W 240th Street
about 1.5 miles east of East Line Road has
been slower in construction that originally
planned. The contract for construction of re-
quired improvements between the develop
er and the county call for required construc-
tion to be completed by July 22. It does not
appear the developers will meet that goal.
Therefore they are asking the county for a
renewal of the contract.
Commissioners are also scheduled to
consider four zoning change requests. Stu-
art Ledis has requested a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential single family
for two tracts of land he owns on U.S. 441
S.E. near C.R. 15B. He desires to build resi-
dential subdivisions on these two tracts. On
a nearby third tract of land he is requesting a
change in zoning from agriculture to neigh
borhood commercial-2 for a commercial
development to support the subdivisions.
While recommending approval of the
zoning changes to residential single family,
the planning board had recommended de-
nial of the zoning change request to com-
mercial stating it would create an isolated
commercial district.


The fourth zoning change request comes
from Philip Berger. He is requesting a change
in zoning from agriculture to heavy industrial
on a N.E. 128th Ave. parcel near the landfill
where he plans to build an industrial park.
Commissioners will also hear proposals
for a broadband internet access program for
the area.
In other action, the board is expected to:
schedule a public hearing to abandon
a platted alley in Connors Highland subdivi-
sion;
consider approval and adoption of the
parks and recreation master plan submit-
ted by Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin, the
county's consulting firm;
establish priorities to be included in the
Florida Department of Transportation five-
year work program for 2011-2015;
decide whether or not to accept a deed
in lieu of foreclosure on property intended
for a failed low income housing project that
was to be partially funded by SHIP; and
set a date for a budget workshop;
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be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Jobless lines a little longer


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
May unemployment levels did not bring
happy news to Florida workers.
The Florida Agency for Workforce Inno
vation, Labor Market Statistics Center, and
Local Area Unemployment Statistics Pro-
gram reported that 2,033 Okeechobee resi
dents were out of work, a jobless rate of 10.9
percent. In April, 2009, the jobless rate was
10.5 percent as 1,939 people were on the
unemployment line. In May, 2008, the job
less rate was 6.5 percent. 1,161 people were
out of work last year.
Glades County had 8.6 Dercent unem


ployment in May. There were 436 residents
out of work. In April the jobless rate was 8.3
percent. 422 were out of work in April. Last
year the jobless rate was 5.3 percent, with
258 people out of work.
The state unemployment rate was 10
percent in May.
The nation's rate was 9.1 percent. One
year ago the jobless rate was 5.5 percent in
Florida, and 5.2 percent nationwide.
Around the big lake area, Highlands
County had 9.3 percent unemployment,
Hendry County 11.6 percent, St. Lucie 13.3
percent, Martin 10.3 percent, and Palm
Beach County, 10.2 Dercent.


Community news in brief


Children's Services Council
The Children's Services Council will
meet on Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m. in


Business news in brief


OKMS hosts Monthly Mixer
Okeechobee Main Street invites all to their
Monthly Mixer on Tuesday, July 14, from 5-7
p.m. This month's Main Street mixer is being
hosted by The Law Offices of Hoskins and
Turco, 212 South Parrott Avenue, Okeecho


bee. This is a great networking opportunity
for the businesses and citizens of our area.
Whether you have a new or old business or
just new to Okeechobee, come enjoy net
working, refreshments, door prizes and a
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New staff member comes to Oakview Baptist


Oakview Baptist Church of Okeechobee
welcomes Steve Murray as its newest staff
member, as the new Minister of Music and
Youth Ministries.
Mr. Murray is a gradu-
ate of University of Central ;r
Florida with a degree in
Music Education. He also
attended Baptist Bible Col-
lege in Springfield, Mo.
In his career, he has
served churches in Florida,
Alabama, Missouri, and Steve
Colorado. Most recently he Murray
held the position of Direc-
tor of Bands at Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
in Merritt Island. He taught in the Brevard
County School System for the last 12 years.
First Baptist Church of Merritt Island,
has been Mr. Murray's church home for
the past 10 years. During that time, he has
been called upon to fill in as positions be-
came vacant, or if extra help was needed.
He performed weekly with the Space Coast
Orchestra of First Baptist and, for the past
two years, served as the music arranger for
that group.
"I'm excited about this next chapter of
our lives," said Mr. Murray. "Okeechobee is a
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Graves completes
basic training
Air Force Airman Adam M. Graves gradu-
ated from basic military training at Lackland
Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive,
eight-week program that included training
in military discipline and studies, Air Force
core values, physical fitness, and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training
earn four credits toward an associate in ap


He has immediate plans to expand music
opportunities at Oakview, with the addition
of youth music opportunities, hand bell, and
orchestra programs.
"I'm meeting people throughout the
church that have musical background. It's
time now to give them an outlet to worship,
using that ability," he said.
With a great burden for the youth of our
area, Mr. Murray plans to expand the Wednes-
day Night STORM, a gathering of member
and non member teens of Okeechobee. The
meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Wednes-
day night, with games, activities, worship,
and message.
"Having spent 12 years in the Middle
School and High School classroom, I have
a great deal of knowledge about what our
teens have to deal with on a daily basis," he
said. "The messages each evening will be di-
rected toward helping the teenager develop
a relationship with God, even though the
world around us influences the opposite."
"I'm excited about Steve and his family
being here," said senior pastor, John Gar
rison. "I look forward to years of service
together." Steve, his wife Neva, and chil-
dren, Paul, Phillip, and Tiffany, are looking
forward to serving the community for many
years to come.


plied science
degree through
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College of the
Air Force
He is the son
of Dana Graves
of Okeechobee.
Airman
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2007 graduate
of Okeechobee
High School. Airman Adam M. Grae
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Improving service
An Okeechobee Utility Authority crew works on installing a water line along
S.W. 32nd Street. The project is designed to provide better service in the
southwestern part of the coverage area. As part of this project, another wa-
ter line will extend northward from S.W. 32nd Street linking the surfacewater
and groundwater treatment plants. The projects consist of 5,280 feet of eight
inch water line along S.W. 32nd Street and 7,000 feet of 24 inch water line
along S.W. 16th Avenue from S.W. 32nd Street to S.R. 78.


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Jayden Brooks Creech was born June 6,
2009, at 3:35 p.m. He was born in Stuart at
Martin Memorial Medical Center. He weighed
6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19.5 inches
long. He is the son of Daniel and Wanda
Creech and baby brother of Cody, JD, and
Katelyn.


He was welcomed home by his maternal
grandparents, Jorge and Gladys Rodriguez,
great-grandfather, Jose Latorre. paternal
grandparents, Danny Creech and Deborah
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Three OCRA All Star teams qualify for state


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Dixie Youth baseball All Stars from
Okeechobee competed in the past month
in several district tournaments at sites in
Okeechobee, Lake Placid and Sebring.
When all the dust was settled, Okeecho-
bee teams had won the District 8 champion-
ships in the 13-year-old boys and 14-year-old
boys division known as the Dixie boys.


The teams will compete in the state tour-
nament in Marianna that begins on July 18.
The 13-year-old All Stars swept a best
of three series with Sebring to capture the
District 8 title in Sebring. Key players for
Okeechobee included Christian Crews, Brian
Butler, Kutter Crawford and Seth McWhort-
er. Okeechobee won the two games 15-9
and 6-2.
The 14-year-olds had a much tougher
road in Sebring as five teams competed in


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CIS donation
Communities In Schools officials accepted a check for $250 from the
Okeechobee County firefighters union, local 2918 Tuesday for their summer
camp programs. Pictured are Mike Davis and Jill Rogers of Communities
in Schools and President Chris Douglas and Vice President Matt Vinson of
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Austin Courson shows off his skat-
ing skills at the Okeechobee skate
board park Tuesday.


the double elimination tournament that last-
ed nearly a week.
Okeechobee got a great pitching perfor-
mance from Tyler Barber in the champion-
ship game. Other key contributors were Alex
Estremara, and Trenton Moustka. Okeecho-
bee won the title with an 11-1 victory over
Sebring on July 3.
The 14 year old all stars finished fourth in
the state last year.
The Okeechobee Ozone all stars also
qualified for their state championship which
begins this weekend, July 11 in Marianna.
Okeechobee is scheduled to meet West
Volusia on Saturday at 2 p.m. All the action
can be heard on the internet at www.jock-
jive.com.
Key members of the squad include Elijah
Finney, Jarred Morgan, Trenton Hickman,
and Paul Jackson. Rain and thunderstorms
played havoc with the tournament sched-
ule.
The AAA all stars, boys ages 9-10, com-
peted in Okeechobee against Sebring, and
ran up against the defending state champi-
ons from the AA division in 2008. Okeecho-
bee lost twice to Sebring on their home field
in competitive games.
Baron Stuart and Alex Lopez were among
the players that stood out for the Okeecho-
bee all stars. Sebring advanced to the state
tournament which took place this week in
Paxton.


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Work includes understanding and addressing the postsecondary
needs in the Hendry/Glades communities, helping estab ish adequate
and appropriate levels of service, promoting Edison State College's
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relations and fund raising initiatives
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LaBelle area
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PARTIES,
FUNDRAISERS,
SPECIAL EVENTS. Call
today. 863-467-3863


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



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
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775



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



Assisted Living for eld-
erly by exp. Registered
Nurse. TLC in very nice
family home. 1 Opening
now. (863)763-2334
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Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

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WINDOW AC very
ood condition $60
(863)517-2151



SKIP BARBQUE'S Coca-
Cola Antique's -
$3500/or best offer.
(863)6342063



DISHWASHER beige,
works fine Kenmore
good condition $100.
(863)763-8011
FRIGIDAIRE REFRIG-
ERATOR White,only 7
months old. $250.
(863)801-6048
MICROWAVE Older
microwave, works
good. $15.
(863)697-8165
SIDE BY side white,
GE fridge w/ water &
icemaker. $85.
(954)560-8375
WASHER white excel-
lent condition $175.
(863)612-5333
WASHER/DRYER, GE -
Like new, white, many
settings, $265. Call
863-675-0104
WASHER/DRYER SET -
white excellent condi-
tion $285.
(863)612-5333
WINDOW AC 110 win-
dow ac $50.
(863)697-8165



SHED 10(20' w/ at-
tatched 20'x20' carport
w garage door. $3500.
(954)560-8375


HUFFY 3 speed Ladies
26 in. Labele ready to
ride! $35.
(863)675-0300
MT. BIKE 18 speed Free
spirit only rode in
rida Mountains! $55
(863)675-0300




DOORS 125 30"32"x
82" new home knock
outs interior and exteri-
or doors mostly colonial
style will sell 1 to 100
cheap $1200/will sep.
(863)517-1031
SOFFITS NEW 12' Vinyl
White Vented 2 Boxes
PTS12 $150.
(561)371-1027



BABY BASSINET, car
seat and baby clothes -
$50/will sep.
(239)657-4348
BUNKBEDS Labelle.
White metal w/ ladder
$125/ firm.
(863)673-5704
BUNKBEDS Labelle.
White metal w/ ladder.
$125/ firm.
(863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels
$100/firm.
(863)673-5704
CRIB Labelle. Quality
wood on wheels.
$100/firm.
(863)673-5704

POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
(561)385-2741
POWER WHEELS jeep
wrangler red w/
charger & batt. $50.
(561)385-2741
WHITE CHANGING Ta-
ble, good condition
$35. (863)517-2151




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LIKE NEW Designer
Mens Jeans Jean sz
32/34 EX Cond. Each
$20. (863)697-1191
LIKE NEW Designer
Mens Shirts Shirts Sz
Lrg/XIrg Ex Cond. EC
$10. (863)697-1191



BASEBALL CARDS
17,000 Late 80s 90s
16 albums + $1000.
(863)599-0449




DELL TOWER Fast XP
Pro, flat screen! Com-
plete system Like new!
$175. (863)517-2782



BRASS BED like new
$75. (863)763-6013
BRASS HEAD board -
$75. (863)763-6013
CARAMEL COLOR mi-
crofiber sectional L
shape exc. condition,
$500. (863)517-2151
CHILDS TABLE with 2
chairs, solid wood, exc.
cond., $75.
(863)843-0759
CHINA CABINET -
$350. (863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
DINING ROOM SET -
Round table, 3 chairs, 2
china cabs, good cond.
$150 (561)790-3681
DRESSER & Chest of
drawers, exc. cond.,
$150 will sell separate-
ly. (863)843-0759
ENTERTAINMENT
CENTER $350.
(863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
GREEN LEATHER Sofa,
Love Seat, and Otto-
man $450/or best of-
fenr (863)983-7712
(863)673-2894
KING SIZE Honey pine
bedroom set. $300.
(863)801-5258
LIVING RM. Sofa,
Love seat, Chair, Coffee
Table, 2 End Tables.
$800. (863)763-5334
MATTRESS New,
Queen, Pillow-top, after
6pm $350/firm.
(863)763-0141
Memory foam 8" mat-
tress new $400 OBO
863-234-1435 LaBelle
OAK ROLL-TOP desk -
like new $100.
863)763-6013
863)532-8672
QUEEN SIZE Headboard
Solid wood w/etched mir-
ror, shelves, good cond,
$60 Diane (863)801-3412


TELEVISION 27 inch
works great $25.
(863)763-6013

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WEIDER PRO Club
weight bench w/3001b
weight set $300.
(863)885-1172


GOLF CART EZ-GO,
S201, with batted DIAMOND SAPHIRE
charger, good on Gold Ring $2000/or
$700. 863-983-7661 best offer.
(863)763-0277


762 30 Cal. Auto -lots
of ammo. 32 Auto with
ammo Both or will seper-
ate $825 (863)697-6095
BERETTA Model 85FS
Cheetah .380 nickel
w.8rd mag. $400.
(239)275-6942
BERETTA Model 92FS
9mm blue finish w/high
cap mags. $525.
(239)275-6942
BROWING 7M/M
B.A.R. case, paper
work, 3x9 boss, shells,
sarfi grade 2, more
$850. (863)357-0616
COLT Anaconda S/S
.44 Magnum with 8"
barrel. $900.
(239)936-0747
EARLY 1900 Smith &
Wesson long rifle 6
shooter with holster &
500 rounds of ammo.
$350. (863)673-7241
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to.,S&W 38 cal. revolver
$750. (863)447-5915
KEL-TEC P11 9mm pis-
tol Near new, 3 mags,
grip ext, leather holster.
$260. (863)517-1110
PARA ORDNANCE -
LDA-CCW S/S 45acp
DAO 4&1/4"bbl. unfired
$850. (239)936-0747
SAVAGE 111 7mm Rem
Mag w/scope call 4
more info $400.
(863)885-1172
SPRINGFIELD 222
Rem., 3x9 Tasco scope,
bolt action, good cond.
$600. 863-467-6960
*Wanted* Handguns
All types.Cash.
863-697-6095
WORLD WAR II Japa-
nese Mambo pistol In
good condition $350.
(863)673-7241




ELLIPTICAL EXCERSIZE
Machine $75/or best
offer. (863)634-1175
ELLIPTICAL WESLO
610
LIKE NEW/LEAVE MSG.
$65. (863)357-2891
WESLO PURSUIT 350
Stationary Bike Like
new. $100.
(863)599-0449


BEDSIDE COMMODE -
New.Exc.cond $50/or
best offer.
(863)697-6022
ELECTRIC MOBILITY
Scooter $500 also for
sale electric lift for sale.
(863)532-1325
ELECTRIC SCOOTER -
Golden Comp.New
$1200/or best offer.
(863)697-6022
ELECTRIC WC lift -
New.Excellent Cond.
$1200/or best offer.
(863)697-6022
POWER CHAIR Hove-
round. Like new. $495
charger & manual in-
cluded. (863)699-1911
SCOOTER Pride Leg-
end 4 wheel. Needs
work. New tires. $200
(863)699-1911
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in today's competi-
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of the classified
SCRUBS size 2x only-
like new $5/or best of-
fer (863)467-7011
WALKER WITH wheels
Exc.cond.ind.seat
$50/or best offer.
(863)697-6022
WHEELCHAIR- Merit
Electric. New condition.
$500 (863)983-4940



55 GALLON metal bar-
rels $10.
(863)634-4179
CHROME RIMS 17
inch 8 lug $400.
(863)763-5147
HOT TUB 4 PERSON
HT 2YRS OLD $750.
(863)233-6134
PRETTY KITTYS 6
weeks old free to lov-
ing home $0.
(863)697-6464
SATTILITE RECIEVER
& BOX w/remote. Brand
new only used 1 month.
$150 (863)763-2858
SHOWER SEAT -
Nxlarge shower seat.
250 Ib cap. $95.
(863)467-8731
WATER COOLER Green-
way, 3 yrs. old. Hot &
Cold. Works excellent.
$50 (863)763-0625


ADULT CATS Free to
Good Home! 1 Calico
female 11/2 yrs. old
and 1 orange &
white male cat 3 yrs.
old. Must stay to-
gether because they
are like brother and
sister. Used to being
indoors, but would
make great outdoor
cats! $0.
(817)357-9757
BIRD CAGES 4Ft on
stand Round and a 19"
X 4' Square on stand
$20. (863)983-3392
CHIHUAHUA 3 mo.
male. 2nd shots and
wormed. Barb (Days)
(863)675-2541. LaBelle
FREE HAMSTERS Free
Hamsters. $0.
(863)763-4544
(561)644-7989
FREE KITTEN to Good
Home Female Grey ti-
e striped. $0.
(863)634-1207
Free Kittens to good
homes onlyl..ocated in
Okeechobee, Florida
863-763-5745.
KITTENS FREE KIT-
TENS! VERY SOFT AND
PLAYFULL KITTENS IN
LABELLE.Only 2
leftLooking for a
home...trained. $0.
(954)648-2668
(863)674-0155
Pitt Mix puppies. 4 mo's
old. Free to good home
only. Call 863-610-1685.
Rabbits for Sale
Pedigree Dwarf DOB
03-05-2009.
863-763-1512



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

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BOWFLEX EQUIPMENT
- Extreme 2 & TCS000
Treadclimber $200/will
sep. (863)634-0955



AKAI 30" Television -
wide aspect, perfect
condition. $150.
(863)801-3241



DEWALT '/2 in. Impact-
Driver Pd. 300 Never
Used $250/or best of-
fer. (863)978-8388
GENERATOR Pro
Force, 5.5hp, at 3600
RPM's, 2yrs old, used 5
times, $300
(863)634-8508


NORTHSTAR GENERA-
TOR like new 10,500
watts, on wheels,
$1750 or best offer
863.697.9704
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helps you understand
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Games only (6) for 360
Good shape. $110
(863)634-2790 anytime



BOSE 3-2-1 (Series 3) -
Paid $899-Used 2
months $750/or best
offer. (863)978-8388
DVD RECORDER Pio-
neer in excellent condi-
tion. Record from TV.
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BUDDY SEAT Kids ride
behind securely.
$ 5 0 / fir m .
(772)263-1178
LIL DUDE STIRRUPS -
S2 5 / fir m.
(772)263-1178
RETIRING FROM
EVENTING 4 painted
barrels & stand, 16 jump
standards all pressure
treated. 1 jump gate, 2
painted jump fillers, jump
cps, ump bars a P.
Much pvc pipe for cavilet-
ties & filers All for $200
(863)447-0522



5 FT FENCE WITH 2
GATES $1000/or best
offer. (863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
FINISH MOWER for
tractor w/3 point hitch
& pto. Call for details
(305)370-5647
HOG/DOG TRAILER 3
bayed with diamond
plate roof, new tires.
$1200. (863)467-7197
MASSEY FERGUSON
tractor 3cyl die-
sel,16hp,needs starter
$1000. (561)385-2741
RIDING MOWER -
Honda HT 1338, 38"
cut, 13hp eng, battery,
runs good $600
(863)697-9704
RIDING MOWER 12.5
HP 36" Mows Great!!
$400/or best offer.
(863)801-1683


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BEAUTIFUL SAMAN-
THA'S GARDEN APTS -
In Town, 2br/2ba, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500. sec.
(863)634-5780
OKEECHOBEE Ibr,
like new, $435/mo, +
util. 1st & last, Huge
screen porch & work
area (863)801-1739
STUDIO APT $600 mo.,
iot last last & sec. All utils
including cable & inter-
net. 863-801-4949




CLEAN 2/2 all appis,
W/D, $800/mo, 1st. last
& $500 sec.
863-467-5965
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
TAYLOR CREEK Condo
1BR/1BA, 1st floor, fur-
nished, pool & tennis,
boat dock, rec room,
very nice. Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.



2 BR/lB w/large den;
fenced yard w/shed.
Near Taylor Creek Bridge.
$700 863-763-8488
BHR 3BR, 1V2BA, Fur-
nished, new apple. W/D,
on water, cable and
yard maint. incl. $90
F/L/S. (561)262-5206
BHR IBR 1BA Furnished
Cottage. Cable & Yard
maint. incl. Covered
boat dock. $650 mo.
$400 sec 561-262-5206
DUPLEX 3BR, 2 BA $750
mo., 2BR, 2BA $700
mo. Both have Garbage
pickup & Lawn included
and require 1st & sec.
(863)634-5283
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
IN TOWN 2BR, 2BA,
W&D, porch, lawn serve.
Non-smk. env., $800
mo. + $500 sec.
941-504-3954
IN TOWN 3BR/2BA,
laundry rm., porch, gar-
age, lawn svc., non-
smkg. env., $1,000 mo.
+ $500 sec.
(941)504-3954


LEAVE THE CITY Live
in the country! 3/2
Share 20 acres. Horses
welcome! Call Buzz
(772)201-8230
OKEE 2/1 & 3/1 Clean,
furnished homes. $750
mo. & $850 mo.; water
included. 786-201-0306
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $1000 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
OKEECHOBEE Country
living, top floor of duplex,
on canal, wrap around
porch, 2br, 2ba, jacuzzi
tub, huge yard, elec, wa-
ter & yard maint incld.
$1200 unfum, $1400
furn. (863)532-9512
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go? It can go even
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it in the classified.
PARK MODEL 1/1, fur-
nished, all included.
$145/wk. $300 dep. NO
PETS. 863-983-2809.
ROOM FOR RENT: $325
mo. Call for details.
(863)763-6501
WATERFRONT 3br,
1.5ba, LR, DR, FR, 1st,
& Sec. $800/mo.
(561)346-4692



OKEE, Furn. Rm. Single
occ., priv. entrance, w/d.
$140/wk & dep., utils
ncl. (863)763-7331 msg




BHR 4/2, fenced yard,
fireplace, lake access,
$800 mo. + sec. dep. 8&
lease. (863)824-0981
BHR 2/2 Fully furnished
Power & Water Includ-
ed. No pets. $1150 mo.
+sec. (863)824-0981
TC CONDOS 1/1, Power
& Water Included. New
apple pool. $850 mo. +
sec. (863)824-0981





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DOUBLEWIDE
3BR/2BA
Hot tub, also SW
w/lbr/lba, on 2.25
acres, private/seduded,
fenced, 2 sheds, 6 miles
from town. DWMH newly
redone Great income
property. $99,900.
(863)484-0910
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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.

mo. (305)687-5012



2008 new mobile home
close out sale. All DW
marked down to near
invoice. If you want a
great deal, here is your
chance 863-357-4849

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

For Sale- 1/1 Closed
patio on Taylor Creek
Utilities included in lot.
Has dock w/electric.
$5000 obo.
772-260-8488.

Land/Home pkgs. Easy
to finance with low
down payments. 3 & 4
bedroom doublewides
available at low prices
863-357-4849

MOBILE HOME 14x50,
2bir, ba, all appls. Cen-
trl heat/AC. 12x22
screen/vinyl room at-
tached. Fully fenced lot.
Lake access. See at 3425
SE 36th Ave., Okeecho-
bee. Asking $17,900 neg.
Lot rent not included.
(772)318-8218

New 3br/2ba double-
wides only $39,900 in-
cludes setup only
863-357-4849





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SEASWIRL 17' C.C.
1990 74" Beam 90HP
Evinrude, Trolling m-
tor, Trailer $3500.
(863)467-2371

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


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16 Okeechobee News July 8, 2009


WACO Selec 16'on
boat with trailer. Trol-
ling motor included.
850. (863)699-6925

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basement or doset in
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AIRSTREAM SILVER-
STREAK 1970 NO TI-
TLE NEEDS WORK
$400. (863)763-3451

CITATION 1983 35'
RV Trailer with Florida
room, fully furnished.
Waterfront $4900/or
best offer.
(863)946-0215

COACHMAN 24' roof
air, sips 6, waning, tan-
dem axle, clean, self
contained, $3400
(863)763-9998




FIFTH WHEEL, '03 -
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




JET SKIIS 1995 -
WaveRunner and Kawa-
saki 900. With trailer.
$2500. (863)763-8767




AIR BOAT TRAILER -
Brand new. 17FT x 8FT
$2300 or best offer.
(863)357-3567
S.S.PROP Suzuki s.s.
prop 131/4x18 ULike
NEW 80hp to140hp
$75. (863)37-0616



2004 Kawasaki CRX
1200, red $300 exc
cond LaBelle
863-674-0212

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HARLEY 883 HUGGER
2000 Under 10,000
miles...Like new! No
calls after 9pm, please.
$4000/n eg.
(561)248-6237
(863)697-1339

HOMDA CLASSIC -
500 cc 13,000 miles,
$500. all Bob for de-
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BUICK LASABRE 2004
28000 low mileage,
cold air, new tires, air
bags, anti-lock brakes,
rear defrost, Ithr, CD,
auto. V-6 $9500/or
best offer.
(863)697-3242

CHEVROLET CAPRIEC
CLASSIC 1986 good
ac $2000/frm.
(863)201-3492

CHEVROLET CAVA-
LIER 1998 A/c, anti-
lock brakes $1000.
(239)707-1235

CHEVROLET CHEVRO-
LET 1986 run great
good ac $2400/or best
offer. (863)201-3492

FORD EXPLORER
1994 white, 4doors,
new tires. $1500.
(239)657-4348

FORD RANCHARO
1972 351 Cleveland,c
4 9" post $1750.
(863)674-0467

FORD RANGER 1992-
NEEDS TRANSMISSION,
STANDARD $700.
(863)763-3451

LINCOLN MARK VII
'92, 5.0, V8, auto., low
miles. $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-7105

MERCURY COUGAR '91
V8, Auto, rungs &
drives $900
(863)763-4426

MONTERO '95 4 WD,
13 mpg in town, runs
well, Loaded, 7 pass,
$2500. 863-677-4174

NISSAN 300ZX 1987-
runs but needs work,
free 1988 for parts
$1500. (863)763-6879

TOYOTA CAMRY 1992
A/c, p/w, p/ running
but smoking $300/firm.
(863)677-5359




FORD MUSTANG 1972
sprint olympic edition
runs needs rest
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good shape, std cab
5,000 LaBelle
863-674-0212

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2500, quad cab, 5.9
diesel, hitch, runs good,
details (305)370-5647

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TOP black, 72.5"x10O'
front sliding glass, good
cond $135
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FORD DODGE RAM
1996 blueruns good
$3000/or best offer.
(863)227-6642

FORD RANGER 1993 -
4-yl, a/c, 5-spd, tinted
windows $1500/firm.
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2001 Very nice, clean.
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1998 Runs great,load-
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1991 Bucket seats,
5-spd, 4-wd, 4-cyl, 4.56
ears, Dania 30 in
front, Dania 35 in rear,
4" body lift, 4" suspen-
sion lift, 35x12.5x15 rim
and tires (mud country)
inside the cab is done
with Rhino Liner.
$5000/or best offer.
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863)902-4139


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auan wil be held at BME
Towing, Inc Lot at 414 South Parrowt
Avenue, Okeechobe, Floda 34974
on Fnda the 24th day of uly, 2009
hfrom A.. Puuat to

Mod& Vn as allows:
an02 Silver "' e Blazer
1GNCS18W321Ob000b
2005 Blue Chevy Tailblar
1GND213S75n22404
1994 Be Ford TaB
1FALPS2URA84660
1995 Red Honda .lvc
JHMEG8640SS026419
1995 Tan Satu Series
1G8ZHI2795Z165344
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checs will be accepted. Teller
sves the right of fl l bid. All
sales are hal No refunds wdi be
mad. Said aunmobiles wll be sld
in AS IS" with no guarantees.
326615 ON 07/810


PUBLIC NOTICE
The County Coaiton for Resonble Management of Lake Okeechnee and
the St. Luae and Caloaahathee Esuarne and Lake Worth Lagoon wll hold
is regular season on Fday, July 7, 2009 at 10'O a m. at e Health De-
parnent Auditorium, 1728 NW 9t Avenue, Okeechdaobee, orida
Pleas e a nsa and be adased that iany peron desire to appeal any
design e by the Coalition with pect to any matter condered at this
meetings ch interred person wil need a record of the p feedings, and
for purpose may need to ensure a verbatm rord of the roceedigs
is made, which r rd indudes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
aff BettsJr., Chairman
Counn Coalition for Responble Management of
Lake Okeedaobee and S Luie and Calooshathee Etuanes
325610 ON 07/08/09

NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTON TAKEN BY THE
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISnRICT
Note s gven that te following permit was issued on June 11, 2002 and
transfead on May IS, 2007:
Evan Coll Ine nts, LLC 66 eahland Blvd, o B Sed land te 301, CVeo
Beach, R. 32963 Conumptive Use Pmit #124. The pcrecn is l ted in
Indian Rer and Okeehobee Counties, e o 25 and 36, Ton p 33
South, Range 36 East, Soctns 30 and 31, Township 33 outh, Range 37
East; and Secnd an d 3 Townshp 34 South, Range 36 East. The
permit author the use of 52.1 million gallons pr year of sruae water
rom onst reservoirs and canals, 895 5 mllon gallons per year of
groundwater from the Rondan aquaCr, and 815 million galmns per year of
race water from the -52 Canal as a backup our for dnp and micro-
spray rrigaon of 3171 acres of d s, and 02 0 mlln gallons 0er year
of roundwater from the Flondan a r for freeze protecbn. Addona
su e water can be used whe avalallee.oa
The file onginng the applration for the above listed e it i available
for inspeon Monday through Fnday except for legal hoidas, 00 a.m
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. lohn Rer Water Manageent stnct .(Dirt)
Headquater, 09 Rd Street Palatka FL 32178-1429. Apon who
ubstanbal interests are affected by the D sct permlng deaso may
petton for an admntrabve heanng in acordae w on 1O.569
and 120.57, Florida Satutes, or may choo to pu mediation as an al-
teoatie remedy under seaon 120573 Fonda Statutes before the dead-
line for filing a peion. Chong medaon wll not adversely affect the
night to a hang medon doe not result n a setlement Te pre-
dures for pursuing edition are set forth in se n 120 573, Rond Stat-
uots, and rules 206 111 and 28-106401-404 Feonda Admirate
od, Petns mut comply wth thereuirements of Ronda dminm a-
tive Coe Chapter 28-106 and be led th (r ved by) the Dstict Clerk
located at stct Headquarters, Highway 10 West, Palta, 32177
Pe ons for admi heanng on the above appllcabon must be filed
thn twentyne (21) days of ubltiaon of this no Failure to file a
petition within this time penod shall nsttute a wa r of any rights such
person(s) may have to request an admi Mostrate deerm nation (heanng)
under sections 120569 and 120,57 Flonda Statutes, condemning the su
=eo n Penbobsn at are not filed in aoordano with th be obse pe
ei a ubjec to dismissal.
Beause the admlnlsnratne hearing pre is designed to formulate final
agency acion, the flng of a petnon meas that the D ,imct final acion
may be doerent fromme pen on taken by ti in ths noe of inten Per-
sons whose substanbal interests be affected by aney su hna daeson
of the Dstre on the appicant have the nght to petlp o to become a pawr
tohe r eedinn ao rdan e with te requiements set fh above.
326352 N /80


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A/C, clean, neat, good seater, Good Cod. FT, Tandem, Double ax-
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NOTE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice s given of the following final agency actn by te South Flonrida
Water Management Dostrna Issuane of water use permit authorzng the
contnuaten of an exlstng use of groundwater from the Flondan Aquger
system and surface water fm on nte cnal(s) for agncultural mgatnon
use delving 2837 ae with an annual allocation of 2454 91 mllin gallons.
The project is located in Okeechobee County, Sectons 10-15, To op 34
South, ange 36 East The ermn aplicant is Evan Propertes, Inc,
whose add s 66 Beahland Bauleard, Suite 301, Vm Beach, Fenda
34963.
The Permit No. s 47-00051-W
A person whe substantal internt are affntnd by the Ditrct permit
decason may npeetton for an adm save proceedlng hearing ) n accord
dance wh Section 12057, Florda Statutes or for medlaton pursnt to
Section 20.573, Ronda Statutes The e on must contain the nforma-
bon set forth below and must be filed with (recei d by) te Disot Clerk
at 3301 Gun Club Road PO. Box 24680 West Palm Beach FIonda
33416-4680, within 21 da of publication of this puobl notice. Ptitian
shall mall a opy of the petition to the applicant at e address indicated
above at time of fing Failure o hie a pebbon won this ame penodhall
constitute a wa r of any ght such pe may have to st an ad
lastive determination (hearing) under Secon 1207,ora Stat-
utes
The Petion shall contan the foI nng information; (a) The name, address
and tephone number of each wetoner, te applicant name and ad-
dres, the Dtnct Permit Number and the county in whh te proct is o-
ed; (b) A statement of how and when each reeived notceof
the Dsint's act (c) A statement of how each petiners l substantial in-
teres are affctd by the Dict action (d) A sement of the material
facts dsped by Pee oneA if any, (e) A statement of facts whch pebbo-
er ntends want rvers a modificaton of the Dlsthc action; (f A
statement of which ru or statutes pet nr contends warrant
or mod=iaton of the DI sn aocon, and (g) A statement of the relief
sought b getone taing pre ly the aon petoloner wants the DiO
tct to take with ret to to the Dist.i.'s atl.
If the peton filed, the admnrave heanng process is desned to for
mulae agency t. Accordingly, the Dtrnts nal actn may be dffer-
ent from te pi on taken by it in this Notice. Persons whose substantial
interests will e affected by any deoson of the Dsct with regard to
applaicon have the night to eton to become a party to the proceeding,
The pettion must conform to the requ nts spefied above and be filed
(reos ed) within 21 days of publication of this notice wih the ODloct
rk, at the above address of the Dstct, Falure to pet n nthm the al-
owed time re sntutes a waoe r ofan night such p n has o re-
quest a hearing under Secton 120.57 Clonda Stat, and to pantipate
as a party to mis proceeding Any susequent interenions wll dly be at
the approval of the predng oicer upon on filed pursuant to Chapter
28-16, F.A.C.
The permo file s available for pubc inspection dunng normal business
hours, :00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday through Fnday, except legal
days at the South onda Water Manage nt District 3301 Gun Club
Road, Regulatory I=fomaon Management Division, West Palm Beach,
Fonda 33416-4680.
326350 ON 7/8/09

NOTIC OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION B
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice I given of the following fnal agency actn by the South Flonda
Water Manncagement e of a water permt auth ng the
continued use of groundwater from the Rondan Naufer sstem and suf-
cIal aqun system for agrultural mgatn u ing 660.19 are w
an annual allocaon of 671.72 million gallons. The pjec Is located in
Okeechoee County Sectmons 25, 26, 35 and 36, Townshp 35 South,
Range 34 East and Sectn 1, Township 36 Sou Range 34 East. he
pea applicant is Evans Prperi, nc whose addrn s 660 BeaIhland
oulevard, Suite 301, veo Beach, Conda 34963
The Permit No .s 47-00038-W
A person who substanial interests are affoctnd by the Ditrcts perm
decson may petho for an admmistiaave proceeding hearing ) m accor-
dance with Section 120 57, Rorida Statutes or for medaiaton pursuant to
Section 120 573, oonda Statutes. Te petn must contain ie info a-
non set foh below and must be filed with reedd by) the Dsct Clerk
at 3301 Gun Club Road PO. Box 24680 West Palm Beach Fl nda
33416-680, within 21 da, of publication of ths pubic notice. Ptitioan
shall mall a copy of the etitaon to the applicant at the address indlcated
above at time of ng Failure F o hie a pebbton wlmoin this me penod shall
constitute a water of any night such peon may have to st an ad-
mnmlstative determination hearing ) under Secaon 120.7, ora Stat-
utes
The Peon shall contain te fooloang information; (a) The nam, address
and tephone number of each ettoner, the applicants name and ad-
dres, the Dstnct Permit Number and the ounty in whh the proct is leo-
n (b) A statement of ho and when each reeived notceof
the Dnt's acton; () iA statement of how each petiners' substantial n-
rests affected by te D ct aon (d) A statement of the material
facts dspted by Petone if any, (e) A statement of facts wh apebn-
er contends want reersal modificaton of the Dnct's action (f) A
statement of which rules or statutes peoner contends warrant reversa
or modificaon of the oD!isna aon, and (g) A statement of the relief
anughtDb pebtlone stating preoly the aoan gpeotloner wants the DiO
tnot to take with respect to the District's atton,
If the eton filed, the adnstrave heanng process is designed to fr-
mulate agency ati. ecodngly, the Drts final action may be dffer-
ent from theposion taken by it n this Notice Persons whose substantial
inter s wl be affected by any deson of the Dnct th read to the
application have thenght to pton to be a party to the poeedmg.
The petition must on nform to the reumnts spedfied above and be filed
(reend) within 21 days of publicaton of this notice wi the ODlnct
er, at the above addre of the stct, Falure to peton thmn the al-
owed time b e nsebtutes a waver ofan nght such p n has o re-
quest a hearing under Secton 120.57 lodda Statutes, and to paripate
a a party to mis proceeding Any subsequent nrenon will only be at
the aproval of the predng officer upon on filed pursuant to Chapter
28-10, FA.C
The permo file s available for publc inspection dunng normal business
hour, 8:00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday through Fnday, except legal hl-b
days at the South onda Water Mage nt District3301 Gun Club
Road Reulatory Ifomaon management Division, West Palm Beach,
Fonda 33416-4680.
326349 ON 7/8/09

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IN THE CaRCUIT OF 1TE 09th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIr
OF RORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Cae *: 2009 CA 000308
U.. Bank Natonal Assoiation, as
SU:o Tarue to Bank of Amei
ca, Natonal Assoaton as suaceor
by erto LaSalle Bank Naional
s at as Toee, for Ont
Mortgage Lan Trust, Ownit Mort-
age Lean Asset-Bad Cerfctes,
Ls 2006-3,
Planlnt
_vS_
Rchard C Doss, Sr ak/a RI nrd
Do and Danie Dosn HIband and
WIe; Mortgage Electror Regitra,
ton ystem, Inc as Nomnee for
Ownit Motgge Soliubon Inc; As-
set Aeptane LLC.; Unkwn Par-
ies in Possesaon #1, Unknown
Partes in Posseon #2; If Ilng,
hio ac, h
and all Unkn on Parte c lai ming
by, through, un
der and aaint the
aboe named Defendant(s) who are
not knon to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Paties may
clalm an mi ar Spse, Heir
Devi ,I Grantee, r Oher Cla
Defendants)



TO: Richard C Doss, SR
a/koa Richad Doss and Denise Dos
Re.dence unknown, if Ing incud-
ing any unknon use of the said
Defendants, If eiher has remarried
and if either or both of said DefOn-
dants am dead, their repecre un
known hers, dvioes, granted
assgneees, creditors, honors, and
trustee and all other pa ns claim-
ing by, through, under orag, ainst the
named Defendant)s), andthe afore-
menoned named fendan(s) and
such of the afoemnted un-
known Defendants and such of the
aformentoned unknown Defen,
dants a may be infants, mnompe-
tents r other not sul Ji
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an At- has bet commut ed to
foeclse a eorgage o the follow-
ing real property, lyng and being
and suated in Oeehob County,
Fpnda, more cular dascnbed
as follows'
LOT 7 BLOCK 19d UNIT NUMBER 2,
BASSWOOD INORPORAED, AC-
CORDING TO HE pLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 2, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 3347
Northwest 24th Ave, Okeechobee,
FL 34972.
Ths a-on has been filed against
you and you are required to sere a
copy of your wntten defen any
upoan SHAPIRO & FSHMAN, L At
toeys for Plantif, whoe address
is 2424 North Federal Hghway, Suite
360 Boca Raton Florida 331,
win thirty (30) ys after the first
pubicatn of th ice and file the
ornal with the derk of this Curt
eir before ere on RAlant at-
torney o immdlatly there after;
othensae a detfet wil be entered
aga you for the rlef demanded
in the Compaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 26h day of un, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Count and County Couts
By: bLnda F Yo
Deputy .I
325922 ON 7/1,809

LEbGoLo NOCE
Public Audon will be held at ohns
Towing Serice storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee
chobee, Florda 34972 on JULY 31,
2009, at 9: A.M Puant to Ror
da Statute 71378 for unpaid towing
and store charges Year, make,
model and VIN are as follow
1997 Ford F-150
VIN# 1FTEX17L7VNC79013
Terms of sale are cash, and no
heks wll e accepted. Seller re-
e the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE INAL' NO REFUNDS
ILL BE, MADEI Said automobiles
will be Sold in "As Is" condien th
no gantee',
326558 ON 07/8/09

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Law Office of Caels & McCall
John D. CaealsJr, Egquire
Post Office Box 966
Okeechobee, Rorida 34973
323051 ON 7/8,15/09

mT CIR COURT OF

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2 -CA-000343M
WELLS FARGO BANK, N,


Defendants)

ECE O RE SC SRE
NOTICE IS HEwREBY GIEN pu-
ant toanOrder Re elng Fore-






OheamR .n er
clhure Sae d ated 615/09 an
entered in Case NO. 47-2098-
CA-090343 of the Circult Court of
the NINETEENTH Judlical Orcud in
and FLor OKEECHOBEE CountyI Flor

NAN, TENANT 1-I TENANT #2 are


S0efendants, I l l to t he
highest and bet bidder for sh at
JURY ASEIBL RAOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OEECHOBEE COUNT JAU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD
TREE OKEECHOBEE CO FLORID
34972 at ll.OOAM, on the 12th day





of AIKIAust 29 the fW following dAWNUE,
Aeny property as set for in ad

LOTS 2 AND 3 BLOCK 3,


CORDING TO THE PLAT


THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT tinK S, PAGES) 7, OFe
OKEECNOBEE, FL 34974

the sulu from the ale, any


the sal.
WITESS MY HANO and the sal of
this Court on June 22, 20o9.

Clerk of e Cicru t Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Cerk
325552 ON 07/08,15/09


I


LEGAL ADERTSEMET
The Worforte Devepment Board
of me Trure Coast Region 20
and the Treasure Coast Workforc
Consrtum an ues a meet of
the Executi Committee to whc all
persons are ted
Date & Ti7: Fda, July 17, 2009 -
8'O am.
lace Wokforce Development
Board of ue Tasure Coas
Unverty Park
584 NW Unversty Bld,,
Suite 10I
Por St. Lucie, Flonda 34986
PUREOR TO scu matters on
irng the Wor e Investment
Aol, lmenan Revtery and Ren-
vestment Act of 2009, Workfor
Ermpment OppoEAmltlee, the Wel-
fare irantin Progrm,' OerStop
Career Centers, Federal Simules
Funding and the Woforce Develop-
ment Boad. A opy ofthe ag da
may be obtained by antactng:
Workfoe Development Board
of the TD Coast
Unlersy Park
584 NW Unver
sty Bld., Sue 100
rtt Luce, Forida 34986
Should any person wish to appeal
any season made by the Board ith
respect to any matter ridered at
he above referenced meeng, they
wll need to ensure a erbatkm re
codia of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the temony
and evidence upon which the appeal
Sb din or to pder a o eord
T afor 'ai


IN THE CIRCET COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000330
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO
2007-WF,
Plarintiff
NhaY WRIGHT, et a,


-
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
lotce is hereby give that the udersgned, SHARON ROBERTSON, de
If the Orcui Court of Okeechobee County, Floda, aill on the 12th day
ugust, 2009, at 1100 AM., at the Okeehobee Count Judhrlal Cente
12 Northwest 3rd eet Jury Assembly Roo, Second Floor Okeecho
bee Ronda 34972, in the City of Okeechobee offer f sae and ell a
ubic outcry to the hghet and best bidder cash, the following de
bed property situated in Okeechobee Cout Flonda, to-we
IEING A PARCEL OF LAND LY ING SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH
RANGE 35 EAST, AND LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PORTION OF THA
CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND AS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS (O
OOK 260, PAGE 200, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEEHOBEI
UNTY FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED A.

OMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 7 TOWN
HIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST, THENCE BEAR N 85 DEGREES 41' 36" V
LONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 7, FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.01
EET TO A POINT-OF-INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WA'
.INE OF N.W 32ND DRIVE THCE BEAR N 02 DEGORES 53' 55 E
LONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, R A DISTACE OF 831,3
EET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 36 DEGREES 24' 17" W CONTINUING(
LONG SAID WE T-RIGHTOF-WAY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 19E7:
EET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID R BOOK 260 PAGE 2000
HENCE BEAR N 36 DEGREES 23' 35 W CONINUING ALONG SAID WES
RGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAI[
OR. BOOK 260, PAE 2000, FOR A DISTANCE OF 27 50 FEET TO THI
OINT-OF-BEGINNING,
HENCE CONTINUE N 36 DEGREES 23' 3" W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT
IF-WAY LINE, AND ALONG SAID EAST BOUNDARY LINE, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 15581 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID O.R BOOK WC
'AGE 200; THENCE BEAR N 85 DEGREES 41' 19 W ALONG THE NORTt
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID O.R BOOK 260, PAGE 2o, FOR A DISTANCE
)F 423.24 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE BEAR S 01 DEGREE 17' 17 E FOR i
DISTANCE OF 215.88 FEET TO A POINT' THENCE BEAR S 87 DEGREES 4E
16" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.17 FEF TO A POINT THENCE BEAR N 7
DEGREES 38 50" E FOR A DISTANCE OF25890 DFET PTO HE POINT 0
BEGINNING,
TOGETHER WITH A 1986 REDM DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING(
DENTIFICAON NUMBERS 14602448A AND 14602448B AND TITLE NUM
BERS 44172412 AND 50695864
uruant to the final decree of forelure entered in a case pending
aid Court, the tye e of whh s
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff
DHRISTOPHER W. MOATS and CHRISTINA L. MOATS, his lfe,

nd the dket number of which is: 2009-CA-134
WNY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE
F ANY OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THI
.IS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
RITNESS my hand and the official eal of said Court, ths 29th day of Ma
SHARON ROBERTSON, OCerk of th,
Circuit Court of Oeechobe County, Floridn
By: lnda F Youn
DEPUTY LERI


NOTItEOF AMOM
TO: MARY WRIGH
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS'
1116 SE 38th Terrace
Okeelhbee, FL 34974
CURRENT ADDRESS. UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HERE NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLA AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLA2IMANTS
AST KNOWN ADDRESS Unkno
CURRENT ADDRESS. Unkwn
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acon
to foredose a mortgage on the f-
lowing prptA y IT OKEECHOhEE

LOT 10, LESS TE NORTH 2.00
FEET, AND LESS THE SOUTH
5.00 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 5,
A REVISED AND ADDITION TO
PLAT OF CONNERS GABLES
ACCORDING TOTHE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBUC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
has been filed against you and you
arelquired to e a py of yo
witen defenses within 30 dyIs after
the first publlcatn, if any, on Fon-
da Default Law Group PL., Plaintifs
attorney, whoe addreo is 9119
Corporate Lae Dnve, Suite 30,
Tampa, Floida 33634, and file the
orgnal with the Court either before
erice on Plantiffs attorney or Im-
medatey thereafter, otheerae a
default will be entered against you
for the ef demanded in the Com-
Thi noce shall be published once
eah week for two neubve


wes in the Okeechbee New (In-
dependeant Newspape)
WITNESS my hend and the seal of
this Courton tis 22nd day June,
2009.
Sharon Roberton





THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
OCVU L DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008 CA 461
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING
TRUST 205-2
Plalnti,
eS
ANDREW L MCCLURG; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANDREW L. MCCLURG;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES
SION OF THE UBECT PROPERTY;
TROY W. KLEIN, RA MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS INC, AS NOMINEE FOR GE-
NISY FINANCIAL CORP
Defendants,



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru-
ant to an Order Rehedulng Fore-
dosure Sale dated 6/19/29 and
entered in Cae No. 208 C0 461, of
the Cru-t Court of the 19TH Judicial
Crcumt in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Floda. TE BANK OF NEW
YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR
TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORT-
GAGE FUNIDNG TRUST 2005-2 I
Plaintiff and ANDREW L. MCCLURG;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDREW L
MCCLURG; UNKNOWN PERSONS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; TROY W KLEIN, PA.;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGS-


i


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FR OR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008 CA 610
Assigned to: Judge Mckanui
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC,
as ommtee for RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.,
PlairnIff,
ROBERTO MOYA-GOMEZ et,, el,
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN at pursuant to a Final lndgment of Forelo-
umre dated March 2, 2009, and bsequent Oder entered n April 20,
2009, by the Orcui Court of OLeehbee County, Ronda, in that ertain
case, the d et number of whah is 2O 8 CA 610 where RIVERSIDE NA-
ONAL BANK, etc. Plant and Rlgberto Ma-Gom, etc., et al., are
Defendants I, SHARON R RTON, Cerk of Crourt will, o0 the
22 day of July, 2 at 1100 o'clock A M, or as on thereafter as the
lemay be hel sto the hgheand bet bidder r h n the lury
hesembly Room, '"d ROO, of the Okeheobee CoSty Judichal Center, 312
NW 3rd Okeechobee, Flonda 34972, the followlg desrhed real estate,
tuate, lying, and being in Okeerhebee Countly, Roia:
Being a parel, of land lyng in poon of Ston 10, Townshlp 36 Souh,
Range 36 Eas Okeeobee Counti, Florda and being more parteulaly
Commene at Be Northeast .rne of Wes One-Half (W 72) of te East
one-Half (E '2) of the Southeast OnQuarter (SE'/4) of said Sectn 10;
thence bear 0124'3~ E along the eat boundar lne of that certain
parcel of land as descnbed in Ooffial Rerds (O.R.) Book 374, Page
1110 of the Publ Reords of Okeehobee County Rorda, for a distan
of 2628 70 et to a pont on the common boundar of sad Seton 10
and 15, thence bear S 014409 W, continuing along aid east boundary
Sof Book 374 Page 1110 for a distane of 65.37 feet to e
outheast rner of sk d o, R B 374, Page 1110, aid mer being
als the n eatemm corner of that tr of c parcel of land descabe
in Offiyal Records Book 295, Page 1938, of e O bl Records of Okee-
chabee County, Flonda; the bear N 8909'42 W, along the smu
boundary line of said R. Book 374, Page 1110, and along he north
boundary line of said 0. R Book 295, Page 193, for a distance of 32623
et to the eouaest orner of aild 0. R. Book 374, Page 1110, and
along e east boundary Ie of aid 0. R, Book 295, Page 1938, for a dl-
tanc of 132970 feet to the pointf-beginning; thence contnue N
012439' W along aid we boundary ieof OR ok 374, Page 1110,
and along aid eat boundary line of 0 R. Book 295 Page 1938 for a d.-
tanre of 1313 4 fet to point of ierseon wh the souh lghtf-wiay
ihne of N E. 120 Street(a/a Dark Hammock Road) Said point being
also the northeast corer of ald R. Book 295, Page 1938, tence bear
N 8913' W, along aid south rght-f-way line, and along the north-
easte ost boundary line of sad R Book 29, Page 1938, or a ds-
tance of 330,39 feet to the northwest comer of sa 0 R. Bk 295, age
1938, thee bear S 0136'18" E, along the West boundary line of sad 0.
R Book 29 Page 1938, for a dtan of 1313.4 feet to a point; then
bear S 891350 E for a distane of 325,94 feet to the pomtaf-begrn-
Cotaning 9 acre mre or le, and being ubect to any and all
easements, res on reseaon and /or rghtof-way of record m-
dudng but not limited to an eaement for the pupose ofingrl s and
egress and being more paevlarly dernbed as the west 30.00 feet of
the ahove dearilbedp ropert
Together with that certn 1995 Redman Manufactured Home
VINFLFLR79811746HP and FLFLR7AI1746HP21 and Thle I FLA
S62364 and FLA 562365, situated thereon
Any person claiming an interest In the surplus from the sale, If
any, othe than he proWe rty owner as of the date of the li$ pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days a er the ale.
Clerk of rt Cout
By, Lnda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
If you ar pa r a a diabllty who 1eed any anmmodaton in or-
der to pa pate n th proceeding y ou are entd, at no ost to ou, to
the pvlon of cerm arstance. Ples contact Court Admlnraton ot
later than 7 days p to the proceeding at 20 NW Countr Ob Drive
Pord t St Lue F 34986 (772)807-370 wihn two working das of your
receipt of this Ntre If you are haring impared all (800-955-8771, if
are ce ima ired 800)955-770.
rnomey for Pamniff
5OO rFaen Ave,, Sue 2100
Fort PFiee, FL 34982
326591 ON 7/8,15/09


I


TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMI-
NEE FOR GENISYS FINANCIAL
CORP; are defendant I wll sell to
the irghest and best bidder for cah
Te Jury Assembly Room, 2nd FloAr
Of The Okeevhobee Cauc Judicsl
Center, 3120 N W. 3rd Street, Okee-
Idobee, Fnda 34972, At 31
Nothwe Thrd St areet, Oeechobee
In Okeeheobee County, Rorda at
11 D0 am,, on thiM 20th day o Ju-
ly, 2009. the follwiag dlsrbed
property as set forth in aid Fial
8dgment, to wit:
LOT 22. BLOCK 2, REVISED
PLAT OF WILCOX SHORES, AC-
CORDING TO T1E PLAT
THERREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBKEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A pern claiming an Intere in the
urus fom the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the IC pendens but Hie a
dalm wlltNn 6D days after te ale.
Dated th0 2nd day of lune

SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of sald Court
By Lnda F. Y
As Deputy ae
This notice is provided pursuant to
Admmlnstve Order NO2.065,
In a dance ith the Ameianr
with Drabilites A If you are a
person wth a diralihty who needs
any accomodaton in order to par-
pate i this proceeding, you are
sons of certain asslstarce Please
contact the Court Administrator at
250 NW County Club Dnve, Port St
Luce Fonda 34986, Phone No.
(772)807-4370 wrthn 2 worang
da of your reipt of theis tc a
pleading; I you are hearing im-
paired, cl 1-00-955-8771 (TDD),
if you are ve impaired, ll
1-800-95-8770 () (Via Flonda Re-
lay Seeries)
325371 ON 07/01,03/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.008 CA 113
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION

PRISCLLA V. FORD; STEVEN L
FORD, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
FOSSEI OF THE SUBJECT
PROPER
Defendats



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Reschedulng Fore-
doure Sale dated 6/19/2009 and
entered Cae No. 28 CA 113, of
the Crut Court f the 19TH Judicl
OrcuDt in and for OKEECHOBEE
County oEda. FRANK CREDIT
MANAGEMENT CORPORATION is
Pladiff and PRISCILLA V FORD
STEVEN L. FORD UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN OSSIEON OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dant, I wll sell to the highest and
best bidder for h e Jury As-
hembly Room 2nd h or, Of The
Okeeshobee county Judiial Center,
312, N.W 3rd Steet Okeehebee
Forida 34972, At 312 Northe
Third Street Oeechobee In Okee-
dhobee Countyo, Florda, at 11,00
a.m., on this 27th day of uly, 2009.
the followin de a pbed pperty a
et forth said Final Judgrmen, to

LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK l,
NORTH WEST ADDIT N TO
OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PUT BOOK 1
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A person clmlng an interest in the
urplus from the hale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the pendens but hfie a
dam wlthn60 days after e le.
Dated this 23rd dayof Je, 209.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of ild Court
By Unda F. You
,1 Deputy Clek
is nte is p ded pJursant to
Administdaeorat e r No2.065.
In accordane aIth the Amerens
th Dlsaeluers Act If you are a
pea n waRh a disability who needs
any ammodation i oder to par-
tpate in mis proceeding, you are
-ons of cert a==sance. Please
contact the Court Admrnalrator at
250 NW CounL y Club Dnve Port S
LIe, Fonda 34986, Phone No
(772)807-4370 within 2 wlarhi
days of your receipt of thlS notice o
leading, f you are hearing im-
paired, c.l 1-00-550B771 D0D)
If yoo are voice Impare all
1-8d0-955-8770 (V) (Via Fonnd Re-
lay, Servce).
325374 ON 07 01,08 09


July 8, 2009


El Centro Santa Fe

The El Centro Santa Fe Scholarship was presented at
the OHS Award night. Presenters and recipients are
above (I-r) Misael Alvardo, Rosalba Ascencio, Ericka
Cervantes, Liliana Herrera, Leslie Garcia, Laura Sauce-
do, Sister Elinor, Marializbeth Gonzalez and Miriam Her-
nandez.


Okeechobee

The Children's Services of Okeechobee scholarship
was presented at the OHS Awards night. Presenters and
Recipients above are (I-r) India Riedel, April Gray, Nicole
Hedrick, Kaitlin Wallace, Betty Reyes, Kristal Hazellief
and Cathleen Blair.


Florida Bright Futures -


Academic

The Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholarships
were presented at the Okeechobee High School Awards
night. Presenters and recipients are above, left to right,
Christopher Cain, Joy Burnham, Allison Kuipers, Vick
Patel, Olivia Skeen, Laura Torres, Ruby Thomas and
Joshua Christian.




Okeechobee News


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Okeechobee News


uomImea pnoTos,/ull laCK
Gilbert James
Memorial
Bill Black presented the Gilbert
James Memorial Scholarship to
Misael Alvardo at the Okeechobee
High School Awards night.


Remy Lou
Durrance Memorial/
Roland and Lynda
Durrance
The Durrance Memorial Scholarship
was presented at the OHS Awards
night. (1-r) Samantha Durrance and
Maria Rodriguez.


i5I western wear
Samantha Durrance presented the
Eli's Western Wear scholarship to
Randi Barnes at the Okeechobee
High School Awards night.


Everglades Farm
Equipment Co., Inc.
The Everglades Farm Equipment
Scholarship was presented at the
Okeechobee High School Awards
night. (1-r) Chad Harrison and Char-
lie Clements.


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Skateboard Camp
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29 to July 3.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results
P.I.G.S League June 29: First place Ida
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- Ralph Maple.
Closest to the pin: Jack Forde and Bran-
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Wednesday, July 1 rained out.
Friday July 3 rained out.
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