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SEECHOBEE NEWS
Vol. 100 No. 96 Wednesday, August 12, 2009 50 Plus tax


SCommissioners plan budget workshop


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Index
Classifieds............................. 14-19
Community Events....................... 6
Crossword .................................. 18
O bituaries ..........................................6
O pinion.............................................. 5
Speak Out ......................................... 4
Sports ..................................... . 20
W eather ................ ............................. 2
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The second workshop to plan
the budget for fiscal year 2009/10
will be the highlight of Thursday's
meeting of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners.
Commissioners will also con-
sider housing and highway proj-
ects.
During the budget workshop
commissioners are scheduled to


transporta
opment, I
vice area
Revenues


tion trust, tourist devel-
the unincorporated ser-
fund and Fire/Rescue.
are expected to decrease


If you go ...
What: Meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County Board of County
Commissioners
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13
Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.W Ninth. Ave.
in all those areas except tourist de-
velopment.
Once again commissioners will
decide whether or not to participate
in the Escambia County Housing
Finance Authority's Single Family
Mortgage Revenue Bond Program.
The program is designed to make


purchasing a home more afford-
able for low and moderate income
first-time home buyers. The county
has participated in the program for
several years.
It is also time for commissioners
to identify projects to be included
in the Florida Department of Trans-
portation five-year work program
for fiscal years 2011 through 2015.
In other business, the board is
expected to:
consider a zoning change
request from commercial and
residential single family to heavy
commercial submitted by Florida
Community Health Center in order
to build a medical office building


on their N.W 20th Lane property;
consider vacating and aban-
doning a platted alley right of way
in Connors Highlands Subdivision;
recognize Pat Miller upon his
retirement after 25 years with the
cooperative extension service;
recognize Tommy Rimes for
18 years service as director of the
road department;
appoint one lay person to the
value adjustment board;
appoint one member to the
children's service council; and,
approve a change order to
Better Roads, Inc. for the Royal
Concrete intersection realignment
project.


OUA meets on master plan; mandatory connect polii
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A Water Master Plan presenta-
tion, the requirement that resi-
dents hook up to OUA service
when available and the costs, and
other housekeeping items greeted
the Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity Board at their regular monthly
meeting Tuesday.
In business actions the Board
recognized employee Doug Wyatt
for five years of service and Bret
Johnson for five years of service.
The board reviewed a resolution
that drafts a policy to make it man-
datory to connect to OUA services L .
when they become available.
Attorney Tom Conely said the
policy has been rewritten sev- Okeechobee News/Charles M
eral times. He explained residents (Left) Doug Wyatt receives an award for five years of service and (right) Bret Johnson als
would be given a year to hook up ceives a five year service award from OUA Vice Chairperson Melanie Anderson.
to water and sewer service when
they become available. After one The policy coincides with all ex- He noted he would like to see that don't have OUA water
year, if they don't hook up, the isting Florida State Statutes, a liberal payment policy due to the facilities are there but the bu
residents would have to pay base "It won't be popular when it's tough economic times we have ex- hasn't hooked up.
charges, enforced. We can't afford to have perienced. OUA Board member Stevi
"This is a practice that has been service and not have a customer," Board member Thomas Hoover son maintains it will be a fin
in effect since the OUA has been in Board member Devin Maxwell mentioned that he knows of a
existence," he said. said. number of businesses downtown See OUA Pa


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necessity for the OUA to enforce the policy,
"We don't like to do it, but it is something
that has to be done. If we don't enforce it,
and don't charge, we are going to be in ter-
rible shape," Nelson added.
Nelson said he would support setting
the minimum amount of time to repay the
fees and then if needed, extend the period of
time for payments to help residents.
Residents could be given extra time to
pay the connection charges. Executive Di-
rector John Hayford noted they gave Trea-
sure Island residents two years to pay for
their charges.
The Board tabled action on the new poli-
cy until September. Staff will present various


proposals for payment plans at next month's
meeting.
OUA Board members were also given the
task to give their annual evaluation of the Ex-
ecutive Director in the next month.
The board also adopted a $8.30 monthly
fee for residents of Kings Bay. The fees pay
for the costs of cleaning septic tanks in the
development.
The board also received a proposal to
provide engineering and other services for
extension of sewer service on S.W Fifth Av-
enue to S.W Seventh Avenue and S.W 15th
Street. The proposed cost is $32,500.
Eighty-five customers would be involved.
The new customers would generate approx-
imately $1.4 million per year. The item was
tabled until Sept. 8.
The Board also heard from Jennifer Por-
ter of AECOM who presented a water master


Cooking miscue leads to fire

By Charles M. Murphy less than an hour, a report from EMT Randall
Okeechobee News Boyer said.
A home owner left a pot unattended on The fire was ruled unintentional. There
the stove and left his home. When he re-
turned he saw smoke and flames coming were no injuries, firemen said.
out the windows of the structure. The fire report said resident Richard
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue said
about $6,000 in property damage was re- Bass grabbed a garden hose and knocked
ported in a fire Sunday evening at 5750 State down the flames. Damage was reported to
Road 70 East just before 8:30 p.m. 1
Three units and nine firemen and volun- the stove, cabinets and other areas of the
teers responded and were on the scene for kitchen.


plan. She noted that capital projects needed
in the future include an additional 120,000
linear feet of water main at a cost of $8.47
million, a removal of the Treasure Island
water tank estimated to cost $100,000, a
groundwater treatment plant ion exchange
which costs $558,000, a 1.5 million gallon
ground storage tank at SWTP which would
cost $856,000,and a surface water treatment

Okeechobee
Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with high near 90
and a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be
calm becoming east southeast between 5
and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low around
72 and a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms before 10 p.m. Winds will be
from the southeast around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a high
near 90 and a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after noon. Winds will
he from the southeast around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a
low around 72 and a 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorm before 10 p.m.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near
89 and a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east
southeast around 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low
around 72. Winds will be from the east
southeast around 5 mph.


plant ion exchange that is estimated to cost
just over $1 million. The master plan found
that water hardness was still a concern in
the system. The project would cost an esti-
mated $11.3 million plus and additional 15
percent for engineering fees.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 1-3-5; Play 4: 9-8-1-7; Fantasy
5: 5-17-19-23-28; Mega Money: 6-29-35-
44 MB 22; Florida Lotto: 5-8-21-27-50-51;
Powerball: 4-33-37-45-50 PB11 x4. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 3-5-7; Play 4:
5-6-6-6.

The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
Personal Injury Trial Attorney
Voted a "Super Lawyer" by his
peers in 2007, according to the
Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
Awarded an "AV" Peer Review
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(highest rating)
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Third Annual Gang Free motorcycle rally set for Ai


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The third annual Gang Free Okeechobee
Motorcycle Rally will be held Saturday, Aug.
22, with all proceeds going toward scholar-
ships for local graduating seniors.
While prior rallies were two-day events,
this year it has been scaled back to a single
day because of the economy.
The Aug. 22 event will begin with a Poker
Run that will see the first motorcycle leave
Lunker's Sports Grill, 4825 U.S. 441 S., at 10
a.m. The last motorcycle out will be at 11
a.m. From there, bikers will go to Shenani-


Area man injured in car crash


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
HIGHLANDS COUNTY-An Okeecho-
bee man received minor injuries after be-
ing involved in an automobile accident
with a deputy from the Highlands County
Sheriff's Office (HCSO).
A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) press
release stated that Donald L. Highland, 43,
was taken to Raulerson Hospital with mi-
nor injuries early Friday morning, Aug. 7.
The HCSO deputy -- Dennis W. Williams 11,
29, Sebring was not injured.
The crash occurred 1 mile east of Coun-
ty Road 721 South.
According to Trooper John N. Paikai,
Deputy Williams was westbound on S.R.
70 in response to an emergency call around


5:57 a.m. Friday. For reasons not specified
in the press release, the deputy lost control
of his 2007 Ford automobile and the car
began to spin around.
Trooper Paikai stated that the front end
of the 1997 Mercury being driven by Mr.
Highland, who was eastbound, then col-
lided with the rear of the deputy's patrol
unit.
Both men were wearing their seat
belts.
The trooper estimated damages to Dep-
uty Williams' car to be $10,000, while Mr.
Highland's sedan sustained an estimated
$5,000 in damages.
Trooper Paikai indicated that the crash
is still under investigation.


Woman charged with selling coke
By Eric Kopp Force the undercover law enforcement offi-
Okeechobee News cer met with Brown and purchased a sub-
An Okeechobee woman was arrested stance. When field tested
and booked into the Okeechobee County the substance indicated
Jail after she allegedly sold crack cocaine to a positive result for the
an undercover law enforcement officer, presence of cocaine, stat-
Toni Joy Brown, 31, N.E. 104th Court, ed the affidavit. sus-
was arrested Saturday, Aug. 8, on charges The weight of the sus-
of sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine pected cocaine was less
with intent to sell. Her bond has been set at than ued, ramnd the affidavitpur-
$50,000. continued, and the pur- Joy
According to an arrest affidavit by a de- ported buy was recorded Brown
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gan's, Barracuda's, Big Mike's then end up
at VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E.
Festivities at the VFW Post will begin at
noon for the public and will include bar-
becue plates for $5, prize giveaways, 50/50
drawings, auctions, vendors, a DJ and ka-
raoke. The event will continue until the last
person leaves, said Cherie Surls, a coordina-
tor for the event.
She said all of the proceeds will be used
strictly to provide scholarships for any senior
graduating from an Okeechobee school.
Last year's event provided four, $500 schol-
arships, she added.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Vision Quest clients were arrested
and booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail after they reportedly
assaulted a female staff
member at the facility.
Lamonda Patricia
Dardy, 17, Caribbean
Blvd., Miami, and Tianna
Nicole Johnson, 14, S.W.
42nd Way, Fort Lauder-
dale, were both arrested
Saturday, Aug. 8, on a fel- Lamonda R
ony charge of battery on Dardy
detention staff. After be-
ing booked into the county jail, the two girls
were taken to the Department of Juvenile
Justice Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
Deputy Max Waldron, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), stated in his
arrest rest report that staff member Taanaer-
rie Allen was struggling with Dardy around
9 p.m. and fellow staff member Chris Wil-
loughby stepped in to help. The two Vision
Quest staffers were forced to take Dardy to
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As they took her to the ground, Johnson
apparently struck Ms. Allen in the back of
the head. Johnson was then grabbed by Mr.
Willoughby, as other staff members arrived
to help.
P The incident appar-
ently began earlier when
Ms. Allen stopped Dardy
from jumping on the arm
of the couch and standing
on a dresser. At this point
Dardy allegedly pushed
the female staff member
in the chest, which caused
Tianna N. her to stumble backwards.
Johnson Both Dardy and Johnson
then confronted her "in
a threatening manner," stated Deputy Wal-
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Different vendors will be at the rally and
will be offering their wares to the public. At
last year's events were various vendors that
sold such things as clothing, jewelry and
items for motorcycle enthusiasts.
For more information, contact Detective
Sergeant Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office. They
can be reached at 863-763-3117. File photo/Okeechobee News
Sgt. Stark heads up the OCSO gang unit, The Gang Free Okeechobee Motor-
while Mrs. Bell works in the OCSO Criminal cycle Rally will be held Saturday, Aug.
22, beginning with a poker run starting
Investigations Division and Ms. Surls is with at 10 a.m. out of Lunkers Sports Grill
the Department of Juvenile Justice. on U.S. 441 S.

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Government
o Will somebody please tell me what is
going on in Washington, D.C.? Obama has
spent three times more money than the last
three presidents. We haven't got the money
to pay for what he is putting out. Pretty soon
we are all going to be on the street because
we are going to
be homeless be-
cause we don't
have money to
pay for anything.
He wants to tax P
us to death to
pay for a wel-
fare program, a
healthcare re-
form program
and now they
want us to trade
in the cars that we have paid for to buy a
more efficient fuel-economy car and the gov-
ernment kick in $4,500 for each one. That is
just too much money. How do you spend
$24 trillion in seven months? Where are they
going to get the money from? From us. Out
of our pockets. If the want to do something
in Washington D.C. why don't they cut their
salaries in half and see how they like it.

Letter response
Tom Murphy's letter makes a lot of
sense.
Maybe the county should hire him as a
consultant.

Cultural center
I am so pleased to see something posi-
tive going on for Okeechobee. The new Fili-
pino Cultural Center sounds great. I think it
will be a wonderful addition to the commu-
nity, and we can certainly use the tourists it
will attract. I wish them the best of luck.


OPINION


Homestead
This is concerning the Homestead
Exemption. When they changed it to the
older people over 63 could get the $50,000
homestead exemption, those with over
$75,000 property value would also get it.
Now they have the exemption on property
over $75,000, none of the homes are valued
that high. I myself live in a brand new home
and it is valued at $73,000. The county has
valued everybody's property under $75,000
so they don't have to give them the home-
stead exemption. Editor's note: Undervalu-
ing the property would be no benefit to the
county. According to the Florida Legislature
web site, those with property valued under
$75,000 still benefit from the homestead
exemption changes. The exemption is on
the first $25,000 of value; then the property
owner pays taxes on the next $25,000. The
additional exemption up to $25,000, applies
to the assessed value between $50,000 and
$75,000 and only to non-school taxes. So
a person with a home valued at $74,000
would pay tax on $25,000 and a person
with a home valued at $75,000 would pay
taxes on $25,000. A person with a home
valued at $76,000 home would pay taxed
on $26,000.

Python
The story about the python generated
a lot of publicity but I hope people realize
this is not a one time problem. There are
thousands of those snakes loose in Florida
because irresponsible people let them loose
instead of finding them another home or
having them euthanized. I think they should
ban the breeding and sale of these snakes in
the United States.
They grow too
big. The grow
too fast. They are
a danger to peo-
ple and other ani-
mals. They should
be on the list of dangerous animals and only
kept by those who have special wild animal
permits.
First we hear about a baby being killed
by the family's pet python and then they
find a 17 foot snake loose in Okeechobee.
That snake was big enough to kill an adult.
Who knows how many dogs and cats it ate.
People who were missing animals in that
neighborhood can guess what happened to
their pets.


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Where there is one snake there are
more and I can promise you they will show
up it may be years since Okeechobee is so
big but this isn't the end of it and like I said
before unless it beats me to the punch it will
be buzzard bait long before it gets to eat any
thing of mine.
The person to blame for the death of
that python is the person who let that snake
loose in the first place. It is cruel to release
a non-native animal into the wild in Florida.
If you can't find a good home for your pet,
take it to the vet and have it euthanized. It
would be a lot kinder than releasing it.

School supplies
I don't know how a parent of low in-
come buys school supplies for their family.
I just went with my daughter to buy school
supplies for her daughter that is going into
the 9th grade this year. Not only did she
have a page full of required items but due
to the fact that her daughter is in all honors
classes, each class had another list of items
that were required. The bill ended up being
over a hundred dollars and this did not even
include all the items on the list. There were
several we did not get. I truly feel sorry for
low income families or families with several
children.
I say send them with a pencil and paper
and make do with that. It is crazy to expect
people to be able to pay for all that. If the
school board doesn't have funding why do
they think the families of this community
"have funding" Just my two cents.
I can only suppose it is because they
want to try to give our children a quality edu-
cation and it takes certain supplies to try and
accomplish.
We collect items we use all year when-
ever we see them at a good price. We get
lots of stuff really cheap. Just wait until col-
lege and you have to start paying for books.
Each book is over $100. Then there is the
laptop and so on. Look at it as an investment
in your child's future. We all want our kids to
make a good living.
The annual Church of God of Proph-
ecy Back to School bash will be held August
19, at the church at 102 NW 10th Street in
Okeechobee. It starts at 6 p.m. and runs
until all the backpacks and food are gone.
Church members plan to fill and give away
more than 500 backpacks during the event.


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Wednesday, August 12, 2009



In the primary grades, teachers are re-
ally flexible about school supplies. They will
allow students to borrow the teacher's sup-
plies until they can buy their own. Paper,
pencils, and crayons is all they really need
the first week.
If you shop around a bit, you can find
the basic supplies pretty cheaply. There are
sales at the various stores. Just check around.
I have found crayons for 25 cents; pencils for
a few cents each; paper for 75 cents a pack-
age; spiral notebooks at 25 cents each, fold-
ers for 15 cents, etc. We don't get the fancy
stuff and we stock up at the back to school
sales because a few weeks after school
starts, the prices will go back up.

Clinton
What was the deal between former
President Clinton and Kim Jong-il? Did they
release the women for fear of retaliation?
Did the North Koreans release the women
to gain legitimacy and acceptance with the
international community? Or did Clinton
serenade Kim Jong-il on the sax?
As to the theory Clinton convinced the
North Koreans to give back the journalists
by serenading them on the saxophone, I
guess that's a possibility. However, I heard
someone suggest that he traded his collec-
tion of "Baywatch" DVDs for the American
women's release.
I agree with the person who suggested
they picked the wrong Clinton for Secretary
of State. Bill Clinton gets a lot more done
than Hillary can.

Shuttle
I am calling about shooting the shuttle
into the outer atmosphere. It stirs up the air
and the wind we get down here and causes
storms that we
/shouldn't have. But
just as important,
4 .1:, they are spending a
fortune on shuttles
from the time it
leaves down here
on earth until it gets
back. It is nothing
but plain waste. We have a president who
is wasting a lot of our money and it is go-
ing to get worse. Anyone who reads this, call
somebody. Do what you can do to stop this
waste.


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August 12, 2009

Reflections from the Pulpit


Okeechobee News


The Face of God
By Rev. Joshua C. Strunk
Former headmaster, Okeechobee Christian
Academy
What is God like? Description requires
observation, and observation of something
that cannot be seen is impossible. In and of
ourselves we are incapable of apprehending
any semblance of a correct conceptualiza-
tion of God. Thus we are left to ourselves
to develop our own conceptualizations of
what God is like. The inherent problem in
this subjective approach to knowing God is
that we do not base our ideas on any kind of
standard outside ourselves but rather on our
own biased perceptions of life. It is what the
Apostle Paul aptly described as the work of
vain imaginations.
So we are left in a kind of quagmire, for
if God is unknowable, then He is also un-
trustworthy; for it is impossible to trust what
cannot be known. It is precisely with this in
mind, that Historical Christianity believes
God began; thus the Bible is understood to
be God's self-disclosure. Every revelation
from Genesis forward is meant to point to
one thing, God Himself. At the center of it
all is the incarnation of God in the life and
teaching of Yeshua of Nazareth. The Apostle
John put it in perspective when he said that
no one has seen God at any time, but the Son
has revealed/explained Him (John 1:18).
Over the years much has been explored
regarding the ways that Jesus' teachings
reveal God. Yet that doesn't seem to be Je-
sus' primary method of revealing His Father.
Rather than an academic understanding of
God, Jesus seems to have wanted to com-
municate a relational one. Again and again
Jesus used phrases like "I and the Father are


one" (John 10:30), and "if you have seen
me then you have seen the Father" (John
14:8-9). Of course if we accept Danish theo-
logian and philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's
position of God's infinite qualitative distinc-
tion from His creation then this is all quite
logical. For if it is impossible for man to
apprehend any understanding of God with
their natural faculties through empirical ob-
servation, then all that is left is to know Him
in relationship. The Holy Spirit beckons us to
come and meet the Father through His Son
Yeshua of Nazareth, He who was fully Man
and fully God; or as the Apostle John put it,
God with a face (John 1:14).
Jesus came to seek and to save the lost.
It was His purpose and God's plan. In the
course of His short time in skin, Jesus cap-
tured the hearts of many people. Yet His
pursuit of Man did not end when they were
initially moved to belief in His claims. Rather
He continued with a relentless tenderness
to pursue His beloved. At the end of John's
Gospel we find two instances of this: one a
doubter, t th er a defector, both His be-
loved.
Following His Resurrection Jesus ap-
peared to His friends on several different oc-
casions. The first time Jesus came to them
as a group, the disciples were short by one.
The disciple Thomas was not among them,
and when the others told him of Jesus' ap-
pearance, he was hesitant at best. Thomas
told them plainly, unless I can touch His
scars, I will not believe (John 20:25).
Itwas eight days latterwhen Jesus showed
up again. This time Thomas was there with
the others. Jesus offered to Thomas just
what he had requested, to touch the scars
on His hands and side. So Thomas beheld


Letters to the Editor


Donations, compassion
and generosity
To the people of Okeechobee:
The management of The Golden Corral
would like to thank the people of Okeecho-
bee for your compassion and generosity in
a time of loss. Our waitresses donated their
time and all their tips on Friday, Aug. 7, to
help with Bobbi Christensen's funeral ex-
penses. We are grateful to them and to all
of you who came out and donated a total
of $4,164. This way above what we had
expected. The money was sent to Bobbi's
husband. What happened was truly a trag-
edy. We lost one of our own who had been
with us for five years. But the sadness we
feel at losing a co-worker has been eased by
the fact that we live in such a caring com-
munity. I'm sure Bobbi's husband and four
children also feel the love Okeechobee dem-
onstrated.
God bless you all, The Management
of Golden Corral

Community donations
A number of individuals, businesses and
organizations provided services and goods
to ensure the safety and protection of the
many people who attended funeral services
for the three local men who lost their lives in


a horrible automobile accident in the Keys.
The following local businesses donated
bottled water and sports drinks to help the
American Red Cross Okeechobee Service
Center ensure that those in attendance re-
mained hydrated: Raulerson Hospital, Pub-
lix Supermarkets, Home Depot, Winn-Dixie,
U-Save, Wal-Mart, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen
Drug Store and Seacoast National Bank.
Also, the Greater Palm Beach Area Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross helped by
enlisting Cheney Brothers from Palm Beach
County to donate 200 cases of bottled wa-
ter, as well as a refrigerated truck to hold the
supplies and keep them cold.
I would also like to recognize and thank
the many local Red Cross members and vol-
unteers who aided in the effort to keep the
families and community members safe, as
well as the Seacoast National Bank and staff
for providing cold water and assistance at
the cemetery.
On behalf of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, I would like to thank the
people and organizations who so freely gave
in this time of need. It is this type of caring
that makes Okeechobee so special.
Sincerely,
Major Noel Stephen


the scars and he believed (John 20:26-29).
This short exchange has left some people
with the impression that doubt is a sin, and
doubters are to be avoided. We tend to think
of those who doubt as being double-minded
and therefore unstable. Jesus on the other
hand met Thomas where he was, in that
place of doubt. God is not threatened by our
honest questions. He is strong enough to
handle the weight of our fear and our doubt.
He is more than willing to meet us where
we are, if only we are willing to admit that
we are there.
After witnessing the resurrected Jesus
several times, Simon Peter was still wallow-
ing in the pit of his morbid introspection. His
denial of Jesus weighed heavy on his mind,
and he tried to distance himself from the
whole situation by goin bby going ack to what he
knew first; fishing (John 21:23). Jesus sim-
ply refused to let Peter go.
Jesus could have overwhelmed Peter
with the glory of His presence, but He didn't.
Instead He chose a more subtle subte approach.
Peter and his friends had not caught any-
thing all night and as sun rose Jesus called
out to to them from the shore. He told them to
put their net back out, and when they did it
filled with fish. John immediately recognized
that it was Jesus and told Peter so. When Pe-
ter heard, he leapt from the boat and swam
for the shore. When all of them got the fish
to the beach they sat down to eat breakfast
together.
Then Jesus asked Peter the question, "Do
you love me?" Peter answered in the affir-
mative. "Feed my sheep," Jesus replied. Two
more times they repeated this exchange, to
the point that Peter was quite grieved by the
whole thing (John 21:15-17).

News in Brief

Local organization holds

school supply drive
H.O.P.E. (Helping Okeechobee People
Embrace) organization is collecting items
for local children in need for back to school.
H.O.P.E. is asking local residents to donate-
clothes and school supplies for children in
kindergarten through high school. The orga-
nization is working with local barbers who
will donate free haircuts for local kids in
need. Donations can be dropped off at Maxi-
mum Tanning, 609 W South Park Street.
They are open seven days a week. Please
call Stephani Cannon for questions or con-
cerns about the supply drive at: 863-634-
9916. All donations for the drive must be in
by Aug. 15. The supplies will be given away
on Aug. 21 behind Jersey Mike's on a first
come first served basis beginning at 3 p.m.
until all supplies are gone. Children must be
with a parent or guardian.


In that moment Peter experienced grace.
Jesus had died to redeem him from the
power of sin. Jesus had embraced him as a
friend and in so doing given the gift of recon-
ciliation. Yet this was different, with this Peter
now learned the exhilaration of restoration.
Everything would be okay because Jesus
loved him more than his choices, more than
his failure.
So it is with God as well. He knows our
frame, our weaknesses; He is neither sur-
prised nor dejected by our failures. Rather
than cast us away for our mistakes, He pur-
sues us with relentless affection. His love for
us is greater than any other thing and all He
wants is us.
To be honest with you, I have always
been deeply disturbed by what appears to
be a purposed evasion of the study of Jesus'
deity as it reveals God's nature and char-
acter in relation to us. If Jesus is fully Man
and fully God, then how can we overlook
the wide range of passionate activity in His
life? Should we not be willing to wrestle with
the implications of what this wild man, who
was God in the flesh, did and said?
Perhaps it is due to our innate fear that if
we really knew the Truth, we might actually
be free? Freedom can be scary if you don't
know what to do with it. Perhaps though,
that is just where Jesus wants us, fearfully
aware of our own inadequacies. For if we
would face our need then we would be able
to run to Him, fall into His arms and be up-
held by His grace. Then He could show us
what our Heavenly Father is really like and
we could know what real love is.


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Community Calendar


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

Community Events

Health and Safety classes
open
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing Health & Safety classes in August:


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


Annie Laura Tyson, 95
OKEECHOBEE Annie Laura Tyson, age 95,
of Okeechobee, passed away Monday, Aug. 10,
2009, in her residence.
Born March 13, 1914, in Okeechobee, she had
been a lifetime resident.
She was preceded in death by parents, James
Sandland Carter and Polly Ann Yates Carter;
husbands, Joseph Huston Tripp, and Ralph Ty-
son, both of Okeechobee; daughter, Pauline
Tripp; sisters, Doris Evans Heckert, Haddie
Lamb, Oleta Arnold, Arbelle Raulerson, Arzonia
Prebble, Euela Yates, and Minnie Strickland;
brothers, Junior Carter, Kelly Carter, Bud Carter,
Hentry Carter, James Carter, and Luther Lowe;
and grandsons, James Eddie Tyson, Curtis
Hazelieff, and Kenneth Tyson, Jr.
She is survived by sons, Edward (Gail) Tyson,
Kenneth (Alice) Tyson, Dalton (Diane) Tyson,
all of Okeechobee, Paul (Louise) Tyson of Old
Town; daughters, Ana Marie (James) Robinson
of Okeechobee, and Emily (Ralph) McDaniels of
Commerce, Ga.; 29 grandchildren, 67 great-
grandchildren, and 36 great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.
until time of service of 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug.
13, in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel with
Pastor Bruce Simpson officiating.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, 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




Wednesday, Aug. 12 First Aid Basics
at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 19 Adult CPR/AED
at 6 p.m.
All classes are held at their Service Cen-
ter, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register,
or for more information call 863-763-2488.


Howard Libersky, 95
OKEECHOBEE Howard Libersky, 95, of
Okeechobee, died Aug. 6, 2009, in Fort Pierce.
Mr. Libersky was born in Saint Ansgar, Iowa,
moving to Fort Pierce as a winter visitor in 1951
and as a permanent resident in 1967. He was a
retired Aircraft Mechanic. During World War II,
he became a Senior Instructor, training Crew
Chiefs at the National School of Aeronautics in
Kansas City, Mo. Locally, Mr. Libersky owned
and operated a repair shop at Saint Lucie
County Airport. Mr. Libersky was a life member
of the Experimental Aircraft Association and An-
tique Aircraft Association,
Survivors include one daughter; two brothers;
three grandchildren and five great-grandchil-
dren. Mr. Libersky was preceded in death by his
wife, Rachel Putnam Libersky; son, Elvon Liber-
sky; and a brother, Harold Libersky.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m.
until 10:30 a.m., Aug. 11, at the Treasure Island
Baptist Church, Okeechobee. A funeral service
will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Church with Rev.
Brad S. Spencer, Pastor and Dr. Bob C. Green
officiating. A graveside committal service will be
at 2:30 p.m., Aug. 11, at Hillcrest Memorial Gar-
dens, Fort Pierce.
Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce, is in charge
of arrangements. Friends may sign a guest book
at www.yatesfuneralhome.com.


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.
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.




Early Learning Coalition
meeting set
Early Learning Coalition of Indian Riv
er, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
- Okeechobee County Provider/Advisory


Wanda Jean Sayre, 69
OKEECHOBEE Wanda Jean Sayre, age 69,
of Okeechobee, passed away on Tuesday, Aug.
4, 2009, in her residence.
Born Sept. 2, 1939, in Athens, Ohio, to Blaine
Evener Sr. of Sugarcreek Adams, Ohio and
Garnett Willis Evener of Leotard Falls, Ohio.
She had been a resident of Okeechobee for the
past 41 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Robert L. Sayre Sr.; son, Robert Lee
Sayre Jr.; and sister, Geneva Dillon.
She is survived by her daughters, Wanda "Jea-
nie" Lavigne (Charles) of Okeechobee, Pamela
Bishop Sayre (Clarence) of Salt Springs, Wanda
Jean Sayre of Paragold, Ariz.; son, James "J.D."
Sayre (Jill) of Paragold; brother, Blaine Evener
Jr. (Donna) of Ukiaha, Calif.; and sister, Kay
White of Columbus, Ohio. In addition she is sur-
vived by 13 grandchildren and several great
grandchildren.
She was very proud of her native Blackfoot In-
dian nationality. She will be greatly missed by
all of her family and friends. She had a strong
belief in God and was very spiritual.
The family received on Monday in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato
rv 11 NE th Street. Okeechnbee


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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 corner 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
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.




Council Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12, at
noon at the American Red Cross, 323 North
Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee.

Healthy Start Coalition
board meeting set
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office located at 575 S.W 28th Street within
the New Endeavors School Building. The
meeting is open to the public. For more in-
formation, please contact Kay Begin at the
Coalition Office, 863-462-5877.

Hospice to host
benefit yard sale
Hospice hosting Clearance Yard Sale: Hos-
pice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth Street)
will hold a Clearance Yard Sale on Thursday,
Aug. 13, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 14,
8 a.m. -2 p.m. All items must go dirt cheap
prices! Funds raised will benefit patient care,
including services at The Hamrick Home.
For information call 863-467-2321.







Officers question budget cut requests


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It seems several constitutional officers
are not happy with the amounts they are be-
ing asked to cut from their budgets for fiscal
year 2009/10.
On Monday, Aug. 10, the constitutional
officers, with the exception of the sheriff, got
a chance to publicly comment on their pro
posed budgets for the coming fiscal year at
their first workshop on the 2009/10 spending
plan.
"Our revenues have been exceeded by
our expenditures," said county administra-
tor Lyndon Bonner.
As a means of equally sharing the adver
sity, members of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners approved
a method of apportioning the deficit in their
budget and the budgets for the constitution-
al officers. Each entity would have to cut a
proportional amount from their budget.
Sheriff Paul May has discussed his pro
posed budget at several board meetings.
While he was present Monday, he did not
take part in the discussion.
Supervisor of Elections Gwen Chandler
was taken aback with the amount she was
asked to cut from her budget. She originally
requested $459,719. Her apportioned share
of the reduced budget is $389,255-a figure
that caught her by surprise.
"I was not aware of that much of a cut,"
she said.
Mrs. Chandler said this was 2.4 times
more than the amount indicated previously.
"I'm totally surprised. I have nothing to
say," was her response to the fact that she
was asked to cut $61,464 from her budget.
She expected a cut of $29,584.
Deputy county administrator Robbie
Chartier said the proposed cut from Mrs.
Chandler's budget was her apportioned
amount, or 0.7 percent of the total deficit.
"I know you are trying to be as fair as you
can," the supervisor of elections told com-
missioners.
Sharon Robertson, who heads up the
clerk of courts office, was more philosophi-
cal with her response. She originally re-
quested a budget of $1,350,951. She was
asked to cut $98,902 from her proposed
budget, which reduced her spending plan to
$1,252,029.
"This isn't going to be pretty for any-
body," responded Mr. Bonner.
Celeste Watford, tax collector, originally
requested a budget of $500,000. She was
asked to trim her budget to $465,129.
"I have a problem with this," Mrs. Wat-
ford stated.
She noted her budget for the present year
is $550,000.
"I'm being penalized for doing my job to
begin with" she said, adding that she didn't
think it was fair for her to be asked to cut her
budget from $550,000 to $465,120.
Property Appraiser Bill Sherman also dis-
agreed with the commissioners' apportion-
ment figures and offered an alternative.
"Some of us saw this shortfall coming
and we reduced our budget accordingly,"
he said.
His proposed budget is $1,537,910. He
has been asked to cut it to $1,430,232. Mr.


Sherman claimed that adding an additional
$107,000 to the amount he had already cut
from his budget would amount in a 17.4
percent reduction.
He added that he had already laid off
three people.
"My budget is bare bones," the property
appraiser said. "I cannot lay off two more
people and do the job I am required to do."
He noted that he could reduce his cost by
eliminating the amount allocated for legal
defense. He reminded commissioners that
they are, by statute, required to pay his legal
costs. For the past several years, Mr. Sher-
man has been involved in ongoing litigation
with large corporations that disagree with
his method of computing their taxes.
Mr. Sherman then submitted his own
figures for reapportioning the deficit. He
claimed his system equally divided the bud-
get shortfall among everybody.
"I don't understand the apportionment
method," he said.
He did not think the commissioner's ap-
portionment method was fair.
"I know exactly how it came about," was
Mr. Sherman's response to an explanation of
the commissioner's method. "That doesn't
make it right. It was the easiest, quickest
way to fix this thing."
"We can't keep spending more than we
make," said Commissioner Ray Domer.
"Now, we need to look at other options,"
Mr. Bonner said, such as deferrals, layoffs
and capital projects.
"I don't want to cut the constitutional


officers so much they can't do what is re-
quired of them by law," said Commissioner
Clif Betts.
While the commissioners control the
budgets of county departments, they have
no control over the budgets of constitutional
officers. They can only request that the con-
stitutional officers cut their budgets. Final
approval of the budgets of constitutional of
ficers lies at the state level.
Commissioners then turned to requests
for funding from the board. They agreed to
sponsor the same events at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center they sponsored this
year except for Christmas in the Country,
which had poor attendance.
They decided to continue funding the
Florida Heartland Rural Economic Develop-
ment Initiative (FHREDI) at $20,000.
The health department was funded at
$190,000 instead of the requested $210,000.
New Horizons, a mental program, was
funded at $50,000 instead of the requested
$55,000.
Commissioners decided to eliminate the
$60,000 requested by the economic structur-
ing committee.
The Shared Services was funded at the
requested $8,000.
The drug addiction program Break
through Recovery was funded at the re-
quested $24,000 since those funds come
from a grant.
The next budget workshop will be held
in connection with the commission meeting
on Thursday, Aug. 13.


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Okeechobee Brahmans start new era


By Charles M. Murphy
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Okeechobee's football program stepped
into a new era Monday as Myron Jack-
son held his first practice as head football
coach.
Jackson said he was impressed with the
effort his kids showed, "I'm pleased. The
kids are learning and there not going to be
at full speed the first day, but as far as all
around effort I'm pretty pleased."
Jackson unveiled new plays, new forma
tions, and some new coaches to about 45
kids in his first practice. About 60 took the
field for the afternoon practice Monday.
Jackson said he wants to find leaders,
make sure the players and the coaches are
on the same page, and preach to the players
that they can't make big mistakes.
"We have to work on the little things. If
today was our worse day, we'll be alright,"
he stated.

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rescheduled
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Hugo Caicedo's soccer clinic has been
rescheduled until Saturday, Sept. 12, by the
Okeechobee Club Soccer program.
Caicedo hosts camps around the coun-
try and is highly regarded for his camps
and clinics.
There will be a clinic this week, how-
ever, as Bernie Quinpero will host a clinic
Saturday, Aug. 15, for soccer goal keepers.
The clinic will cost $15 and will last from
9 a.m. until noon at the soccer complex
across from North Elementary School.
Club Soccer volunteer Celia Fox said she
expects a good turnout for the clinic this
weekend.
"He is phenomenal in what he does. He
took a recreation team and finished second
in the nationals," she said, of Caicedo.
She also invited youth coaches who
would like to learn some tips on playing
goalie.
Fox also clarified some information
about the Soccer Club. They practice Sat-
urday mornings at 9 a.m., as well as on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Anyone
interested in signing up is asked to attend
the Saturday practice.
Fox noted players don't need an actual
birth certificate, a copy of the certificate is
sufficient.
The teams also have added some ad-
ditional players. Ezequiel Gomez, Marlin
Macedo and Erick Garcia are members of
the 19 and under team. David Torres and
Ricardo Calzada are members of the under
15 team.
For information on Okeechobee club
soccer, call Ms. Fox at 863-697-9614; or Jo-
sephine O'Mallan at Okeechobee County
Parks and Recreation, 863-763-6950.


Okeechobee plans to field a junior varsity
and a varsity team this year. He noted he ex-
pects some men to come out late once their
physicals and paper work are completed.
He said he was happy with the turnout this
week.
"It's strictly an evaluation period. We're
trying to evaluate where everyone can play.
We want to utilize their talents the best that
we can."
Jackson said each day will be impor-
tant for players to make impression on the
coaches. He noted nothing is set in stone
as far as the starting lineup and the depth
chart. "Our depth chart is fluid. That means
everyone will be moving up and down every
day."
Jackson has a booming voice, and play-
ers had no problem knowing who was in
charge. Still it was a transition for many of
them as they had to learn new plays, and
even where to stand. Jackson said his team
should learn his systems quickly.
"Everyone should notice the hard work
these men are putting in. Lets get behind
them, and fill up every stadium we play in
home and away with purple and gold."
Okeechobee has basically three weeks
of practice to get ready for their pre season
game which will be played at Fort Pierce
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OUA Board reviews budget; possible rate hike


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Utility Authority's
(OUA) financial situation continues to be
heavily impacted by developers who have
committed millions to the utility for pro-
posed developments that have stalled due to
the economy.
OUA Executive Director John Hayford
noted he was able to cut just over $302,000
from the proposed 2009-10 operating bud-
get after instructions from the board last
month.


The proposed operating budget of close
to $6.45 million, did remove 2 percent merit
raises for employees.
The budget includes $1.4 million due
from developers to pay for new growth
in the coming year. Due to the economic
downturn, it is possible the OUA won't see a
lot of this money.
Finance Director Basil Coule said if those
funds didn't come in, the OUA would have
a $456,000 budget deficiency. Debt ser-
vice would decrease to 66.5 percent, and


Settlement reached in landfill death


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A circuit court judge approved an out-
of-court settlement reached earlier this year
in a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit
filed against the owners and operators of
the Okeechobee landfill.
The confidential settlement was reached
May 14 in the case of Kenneth Warne
against Waste Management of Florida and
other firms, court records indicate.
Mr. Warne, 32, was working at the land-
fill in a trench when he was overcome
by deadly noxious fumes, the lawsuit
claimed.
The settlement will benefit his estate
and survivors, which include a now-14


year old son who lives in Ohio.
Mr. Warne's attorney Derek Alvarez de-
clined to comment on the case, citing the
confidential nature of the settlement.
An autopsy report by Dr. Charles Diggs,
who is now retired from the 19th Judicial
District medical examiner's office in Fort
Pierce, stated that Mr. Warne died of as-
phyxiation.
He reportedly inhaled noxious fumes
and was quickly overcome and left uncon-
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The plaintiffs also claimed that the op-
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$541,000 would have to be readjusted from
other OUA accounts. That represents about
5.8 percent of the OUA budget.
The utilities bond covenants require up
to 115 percent of debt service, he told board
members.
Mr. Hayford said there are no commit-
ments from developers at this time. He said
the utility had to purchase tax certificates
last May on these accounts at a cost of
$897,534.
A rate increase to offset this loss in rev-
enue is possible, OUA officials note.
Mr. Hayford said even if developers pay, if
no homes are being built the utility will still
see budget deficits possibly as much as
$1.6 million in year 2013.
He said there were no dollars available
from the state this year and that the utility
continues to seek federal dollars, such as a
USDA grant program.
Board member Steve Nelson said he is
frustrated that elected officials are not hear-
ing the utility's call for help.
"The community also needs to get behind
this, we are in for some hard times. These
officials are the ones we elected, they need
to toe the line for us now is the time," he
added. "The bottom line is to bring money
into this community."
Board member Carl Leonard said the last
thing the utility wanted to do was impose a
rate hike to existing customers. The original
goal was for new customers to pay for the
costs of expanding their facilities. At this


point, the OUA may be forced into a 4- to
6-percent rate hike.
Mr. Hayford said the utility doesn't want
to allow developers to pull out of their deal.
He suggested extending the period of
payment from three to six years. He has also
requested that developers redeem the value
of the tax certificates the OUA was forced to
buy from 2008.
"Have you seen the numbers. The debt
service on this is astronomical," said board
member Thomas Hoover. "Somehowyou've
got to cut expenses. I don't believe you're
going to get these (developers) payments in
the next four years."
He suggested the utility make drastic cuts
and just budget enough revenues for neces-
sities to maintain service, and to eliminate
the Treasure Island project.
Mr. Leonard's motion to propose a 6 per-
cent rate hike was defeated.
Mr. Hoover suggested an 8 percent rate
hike, but his motion failed for the lack of a
second.
The board scheduled a special meeting
on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 8:30 a.m. to further
discuss the budget and possible rate hikes.
The utility's next regular meeting is Tuesday,
Sept. 8, at 8:30 a.m.


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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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CARTER
Painting, Repairs,
Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775




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AIR CONDITIONER -
Frigidaire, 3,000 BTU,
window unit, brand
new, never been out of
box. Call before 8PM.
$150/or best offer.
(863)467-5956
PACKAGE UNIT 3
ton, w/heat, like new
cond., $650.
(561)447-2122


1950'S PEPSI cooler
slide top As is, you
pick-up. $125/neg.
(863)467-1891
CAST IRON tub, sink,
farm sink as is, pick-
up $500/will sep.
(863)467-1891
Grandfather Clock
Rare Gold;Unusual/Gave
$800 asking $300O
863-634-4273



DEEP FREEZER White
GE, very good condi-
tion. $150.
(863)517-2151
FRIGIDAIRE ELEC
STOVE EXCELLENT
CONDITION WORKS!
$200. (239)503-8154
GE WASHER & WHIRL-
POOL DRYER super
capacity, good cond,
$350 (863)697-3966
KENMORE STOVE -
white excellent condi-
tion $225.
(863)612-5333
REFRIGERATOR May-
tag, black, side/side, ice
maker, ice/water disp.
on door, bev. cooler in-
side. $600.00 like new.
$ 6 0 0 / firm .
(863)261-5927

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WASHER & dryer may-
tag working and ready
to go $150.
(863)6342131
WASHER AND dryer -
good condition. $170.
(239)657-4348
WASHER, GE Super
Capacity, Whirlpool dry-
er, good condition.
$350. 863-697-3966




LARGE 5 Rail field
gates(2) $50.
239)368-9438
(239)989-5290


WICKER BASKETS -
(2) SLIDING Doors 135 assorted baskets
Bronze frames w/ tinted $100/or best offer
glass $100/will sep. (863)763-0017
(863)634-0955


CRIB cherry crib with
mobile, boppy pillow,
bumper, quilt, crib ruf-
fle $80. (863)983-5515
CRIB W/ Mattress Ex-
cellent Cond. 3int
$120. (863)763-4902
EXERSAUCER Price is
VERY negotiable
$15/or best offer.
(863)447-3201
GRACO CARSEAT -
Girls Pink, clean great
condition $20/neg.
(863)447-3201
GRACO INFANT GIRLS
CARSEAT W/ BASE -
LIKE NEW $35.
(863)763-0380
GRACO WALKER -
Great condition
t 2 0 / n e g
83)447-3201
PAK N play Eddie
Bauer bassinet, pen ta-
ble ect $75.
(561)385-2741
POWER WHEELS go
cart for 1-3 year old
needs battery $35.
(561)385-2741
TODDLER BED with
mattress Gently used,
Honey Oak. $75/neg.
(863)467-1727




COMPUTER 4 School
/Family, XR complete
system. $99.
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast BIk
Dell, XP Prol Flat
screen, k/m/spkrs Tony
$225. (863)517-2782
GATEWAY COMPUTER
w/monitor, keyboard &
mouse. Like new. Only
$500 (863)697-2054


BED full size wood
headboard and foot-
board with nightstand
$35, (863)983-5515
CHINA CABINET -
$3 0/or best offer
(863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
COUCH burgundy &
hunter green plaid,
good shape $125
(863)763-9096
DINING ROOM SET 3
chrs., round table, 2
china cabinets, $150.
(561)790-3681
DINING ROOM Table -
42'X72" Brass and glass
table with 6 chairs
$200. (239)657-2803
DINING TABLE Solid
wood table w/ 8 chairs
& 2 leafs. $400.
(863)763-8613
DININGROOM TABLE
with 6 Matching Uphol-
stered chairs fabric on
chairs is cream colored,
table has 2 leafs can
seat up to 10 people,
Excellent condition,
$850. (863)946-1126
HIGHTOP TABLE Rus
tic solid wood table w/
two matching chairs
$250. (863)781-0387
QUEEN SEALY mattress
and boxspdng Great
condition $200/or best
offer. (863)983-7980
RECLINER hunter
green, good shape $75
863)763-9096
SIMMONS BEAUTY rest
bed brand new queen.
$1300. (863)697-2413
SOFA & RECLINER -
light brown & beige, tan
suede recliner, like
new, $300
(941)266-5284




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SOLID WOOD Poster
Bed King Size must
see $500.
(239)368-9438
(239)989-5290
Waterbed Queen All
parts. A steal at $100. 2
dressers at $50 each.
863-484-2052




GOLF CART EZ GO,
Freedom Series. Lights,
windshield. Exc. condo.
$1600 (863)763-9796



12 GAUGE Rem.
Wingmaster 18'bbl,
folding stock, pistol grip
$400. (239)936-0747
AK47 yugo. under fold-
er stock good con. after
6pm $700.
(863)467-2454
AMMO BRASS & slugs -
.50AE used brass
1OOpcs. and 296 mds
JHP speer bullets
newfor desert eagle.
leave message if no an-
swer $100/neg.
(863)357-3107
AMMO FOR 44 mag. -
120 rounds $60,
(863)634-1509
COLT 38 Detective
Special 2" bbl with
speedloaders $475.
(239)275-6942
COLT PYTHON blue
steel, 8" bbl, extra
5speedloaders
9950. (239)275-6942
GUNS Ruger 9mm au-
to, Browing BPS 12 ga
slug barrel. $650/will
sep. (863)447-5915
S&W 357MAG.-
Med.620.StPA" f 200


Air Bike, great shape
$35. 863-673-5481
BAR-B-Q GRILL Pull
behind, Great Shape, 8'
by 3', $700.
(863)467-2936
BOAT/TRAILER 191/2
ft Alum 120 Force Mere.
$1500. (863)261-3328
Forsythe Treadmill
Gave $900 used twice
$250. 863-634-0993 or
863-357-3374



CHIHUAHUA 61b male.
$150. 31b F $250 shots
& wormed. Barb -Days
(863)675-2541. LaBelle
DOG KENNEL galva-
nized; heavy duty 10' x
10' 6' tall $350/neg.
(863)697-6491
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DOG TRACKING Sys-
tem 5 Collars, Innotek
Command Seres Pro.
$800. (863)467-7197
KENNELS SMALL ME-
DIUM AND LARGE $15.
(863)634-0907
RABBIT CAGES, 1
Large, 1 Medium. Ac-
cessories included. Both
for $40 (863)612-5037



TELEVISIONS 50" &
55" Working condition.
$400/each $400.
(863)763-8767
TV 65" mitsubishi 1080p
DLP TV $1000/firm.
(863)634-9684


roundcls ammo.- $650. AIR COMPRESSOR 20
(863)634-1509 gallon $125/or best
offer. (863)634-4076
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S*m CRAFTSMAN TABLE
Saw 3 HP 10in Belt-
BOWFLEX TC5000 Driven $200/neg.
TreadClimber w/ floor (863)697-8155
mat. $1000.
(863)634-0955 PAINT SPRAYER Up
to 5 gal. Spray-tech
S Model 1720. Attach-
ments $200 neg
il~l (863)599-8286
TREADMILL Pro Form
sel Space saver, like
new, 6 preset workouts, GAME CHAIR w/ipod,
pkemp95599@co- mp3 hookup $60/or
mcast.net $350/or best best offer,
offer. (561)531-2892 (863)634-2382
(561)202-7703
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WEIGHT BENCH w/ All thats updated regularly
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DISK 6' off set, for
farming, $300. Call
863-763 -1370.
FINISHING MOWER -
Coroni, '03, 6' wide,
side discharge, $300 or
best offer
(863)983-7661
GARDEN ROTO TILLER
Tecumseh, 5hp, chain
drive, runs great, $250
neg (863)599-8286
RIDING MOWER 42"
MTD 16HP 2cyl
Briggs, Auto, Runs &
Cuts great. $325.
(863)532-0188
YARD MAN Push Mower
- With Honda Engine
lYrold. Exc. Cond $75.
(863)532-0188



Gentle Dexter cows, 1
bull calf, 1 heifer calf
$400/will separate.
863-675-2491 LaBelle
Tifton 85 Horse Hay
square bails 55 Ibs. $8
round rolls 1000 Ibs. $75
Locally grown, fertilized &
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KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New fir tile. Inclds
Water, Elec. $800 mo. +
sec. 863-697-6428
or 561-358-8128
Oak Lake Villa #53- 2/2
furn., TV, W/D, Linens,
etc. Immaculate, $950
+ Dep (863)634-3313
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
1 BR, 1 BA, Furnished.
Pool, W&D Facilities.
$700 mo. Call Jerry or
Brenda (863)467-0067
or (863)610-1281

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GOLD RING 1 Kt Sa- VACUUM H20 vacuum
phire w/ Diamonds w/attach.Brand New SE STH AVE 3 br, 2 ba,
$2000/or best offer still in box $150. on water. $1000/mo
(863)763-0277 (239)657-2803 (863)634-1000


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AFFORDABLE NEW
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile floors, jacuzzi
tub, Bring Pets, Large
Yards (561)723-2226
DIXIE RANCH Acres -
2BR, 1BA. $750/mo. +
$500 deposit. Call
863-763-7032
EXECUTIVE HOME -
3br, 2ba, great neighbor-
hood, $1150/mo + $1150
sec. (863)634-1567
FOR RENT: 3/2 House,
2 car garage, W&D
Hook Up S.W section,
(863)634-9330 or
(863)467-2541
LOG CABIN Rim Canal.
Clean 2BR, 1BA, Fully
furnished including bed-
ding, linens & cookware.
Weekly & monthly
561-234-0277
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $975 &
u/mo, 1st & sec move in
E161)248-3888 or
863)599-0156



SUN PLAZA: Approx.
1100 sq. ft. rental
space, available imme-
diately @ 909 S. Parrot
Ave. (Unit 11C). Great
for Office or Retail. For
more info. Call Jerry or
Brenda (863)467-0067
or (863)610-1281



SEEKING OLDER GEN-
TLEMAN for house-
mate. Share rent & /2
elec. Full use of house
& grounds. Private En-
trance. Private Bed-
room, Sitting Room &
Bathrm. 863-801-4500



OKEE, Furn. Rm. Single
$140/wk & dep., utils
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CBS 4/2 + efficiency,
completely remodeled,
in ground pool, fenced,
metal roof, .48 acres,
2,000 + s.f, 20X30
steel shed, $149,900
(561)801-3002
DW MH renovated,
4BR/2.5BA, 1800 sq. ft.,
fenced 1/2 acre lot,
screened porch, shed,
Pioneer Estate area,
$98,000 or best offer.
Fin. Avail, 3.5% down.
(863)467-4678


PLAYLAND PARK 4
yr. old CBS. 3BR, 2BA
on 5 acres, w/detached
metal dbl carport & util
rm. '/ ml to Seminole
Elm Sch. $249,000 Call
863-467-7770



VIKING LOTS, $6,300
Dry, I'A ac lots, price
covers all costs. Call
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BUCKHEAD RIDGE -
Dbl. Wide 2 BR, 2 BA,
C/Air. $500 mo. 3 BR, 2
BA, C/Air. $600 mo. No
pets. (863)763-4031

FOR RENT: 2/1 apt.
Newly remodeled. 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on beautiful ranch.
Water, trash & lawn
maintenance included.
NO PETS! Move in spe-
cial. M-F $495/mo. Call
(863)467-2982



BANK REPO'S
MOVE TO YOUR LAND
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230
CHEAPER THAN RENT -
dbl wide, great family
home. 3br, 2ba, den,
laundry rm, decks,
fenced back yard,
$70,000 (863)467-7911





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13' PEENUE 1995 -
Cross tween Gheenoe &
canoe, 15" transom
$250. (239)225-3282
16' Cobia fiberglass boat
w/ new trailer, canopy
& depth finder $3500
863-599-1082 612-1119
ALUMINUM BOAT -
12, 4hp Evinrude mo-
tor, $400.
(863)634-4758
MERCURY 25 HP 2001
- Exc., trailer, free in-
flatable boat. $2100.
(863)517-1110
MINN KOTA ENDURA
30 1999 Trolling mo-
tor, exc. good battery.
$55. (863)517-1110


LEER 2004 Leer camp-
er top for short bed
truck (like new) $475/or
best offer.
(863)467-0564
PROWLER, 30' Sleeps
6, many extras, $3,400.
Call (863) 763-9998




EVINRUDE 9.9 2
stroke with 6 gal fuel
tank $500.
(239)225-3282
MERCURY 4HP OB -
runs greatvery de-
pendable $400/or best
offer. (863)835-3251
STAINLESS PROP 4
BLADE TROPH. PLUS
$400/or best offer.
(863)634-1545



HONDA 929 2001 -
Red, street 14,000
miles. $4000/or best of-
fer. (863)763-0353








MINI BIKE 3 1/2 Se-
lect new tires Runs
Sreat 9200.
863)261-1307
POLARIS 300 HAWK-
EY 2007 barely used,
new $2900/neg.
(305)773-4023



26' 1995 RV, new tires
& roll out canopy, gas &
electric hookup 3500
863-599-1082 612-1119
ALUMA LITE '87 32,
A/C, clean, neat, good
shape. $3500 or best
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Black, 4 door, GMC Jim-
my 1998 $3500 obo. Call
Melissa 863-801-9208.
BUICK LESABRE, '90 -
ugly but runs good,
good tires, 9500.
(863)612-0992
CADILLAC SEDAN SE-
VILLE 1991 Runs
great $1500/firm.
(863)447-3201
CADILLAC SEVILLE
1989 89K runs great
and in mint condition
$500. (863)228-2185


CROWN VIC '97 -
229,300 mi., body
good, engine needs
work, $1500 or best of-
fer (863)462-5384
FORD AREOSTAR
1995 Runs, needs
trans $400/or best of-
fer. (863)801-5687
FORD MUSTANG 1988
- Convertible 5.0, 5 SP
No Rust, All Power, A/C
$1300. (863)674-0467
FORD RANCHARO
1972 351 Cleveland, C
4 9" Posi $1450.
(863)674-0467
FORD T'BIRD 1997 -
Black, 2-door $3000/or
best offer.
(863)763-0353
ISUZU RODEO 2002 -
power locks, one own-
er,107,000 miles
$4500. (863)634-3445
MERCURY SABLE LS
'01 Clean! Runs really
good. A/C, Leather, Etc.
(863)214-1185
NISSAN 300ZX 1987-
runs, needs work, free
parts car $1200/or best
offer. (863)763-6879
OLDSMOBILE CUTLAS
1998 4dr gold v6,new
ac comp.miles unknow.
$1998. (561)261-9543
PONTIAC TRANS-AM
1994 Ltl 350, not run-
ning, good project car
$1000. (561)985-8933
PONTIAC 6000 LE, '88
- runs good, cold a/c,
good tires, $850.
(863)612-0992



FORD Select bronco
ready to be made into a
buggy also have extras
$1000. (863)228-2185
FORD PANEL TRUCK
1959 Iton chassis,
429, C6, 4x4, title,
$2495. (863)634-4179
JEEP WRANGLER, '90 -
4 whl. dr, standard
trans, $3300 or best of-
fer. (239)247-6894



CLUB CAR ELE 1998 -
Liftkit,new batt.much
more! LaBelle $3100.
(863)673-4660
CUSHMAN ELE. Select -
Utility cart W/built in
box & more/ LaBelle
$1150. (863)673-4660



2000 V6 Engine Sales
receipt. You pull from
car. $300.
(863)612-6371
DOORS AND Fenders
Set '85 Ford F-series
pickup $200.
(239)462-1564


FORD RIMS NEW 6
LUG 18" ALUM.NO
TIRES $300/or best of-
fer. (863)634-1545

HONDA BASE plate kit -
Roadmaster tow part
#521557-1 $200.
(863)763-1121

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NERF BARS Chrome,
Fits Ford F-150 '04
Crew cab $100,
(239)462-1564

TRUCK TIRES (4)-
P255/70/R16, on alum
rims $300 for all
(863)697-2598




CHEVY PICKUP 1989-
V-8 Full size ext cab 8'
bed runs great $1500.
(863)673-2250

DODGE D100 1984 -
6cyl, 4 spd, short bed,
runs good. $850/neg.
(863)763-3669

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DODGE D200 1968 -
383 auto run.cond.bed
rusted $800.
(863)664-0171

FORD F-150 1993 -
A/C, V-8, 4WD
$ 2 00 0 / f irm.
(63)801-5321

FORD RANGER 2001-
runs good 164k cold a/c
call 4 more detail
$2200. (863)509-3115

TOYOTA UHAUL 1990
- v6 auto, 201,143
miles, ac. $1999.
(561)261-9543

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12X6X6 ENCLOSED tri.
- Ramp, sidedoor, ex-
tras. $2500/or best of-
fer. (863)673-3893

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most successful sales-
person in town.

TANDEM AXLE TRAILER
- 6x13, 3500 Ib axles,
drop tailgate, $1,000.
(863)634-4758

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
n accordance with the Admirnstdrate Pocdures Act, Chapter 120, Fl ora
Statutes, noti is hereby gnen that the oeechoee County Sch Board
i consider amendment of the Schaool Boardpol liy ted belo0 at their
meeting on Tuesday, Stmbetor 8, 209, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the
School Board AdministrabIve Offie at 700I S.W Second Avenue, Okeecho-
e Acop of the prosed poli amendmet is vaiable in the Superin
tendent's ofce, Rom 07, locate=at 7G, SMw. 2nd Avenue.


1 This poiy iludes the Student Progression Plan.
2 Proposed revisions o the Student Progression Plan are those required by
status a well as updats from the Floria Depao rent of Education.
SThe legal author for this poiis S. 1001.41; 1o014 Laws imple-
mented are S. 1001.43; 1003.43; 1003.437; 1 R003.49; 008.25.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic,
standpoint,
Patari G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
132%83 ON 8/12/09 Notiod, of PdH` IS

Notkce of Publlc Hearing
and Regular Board Meeting of the
G e Community District
The Bard of Supervos of the Grove Community District wil hold
Public Heang and Regular Board Meeng on September 1, 2009, at 2:00
p I.m, asor on theater can be heard at the Indian Rer State CoI
lege, Di Hendry Coamps, Room B11, 2229 NW 9th Avenue, Okeech
bee; Florida 34972.
he purpose of the Public Heang is to rei public oment on the
Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Proposed Final Budget of the GDe Community DIs
rct. A py of the Budget and/or the Agda may be obtained at the of
i of the District Maiageir, c/0 Speoal Distrt es, Inc., 2501 0 Bum
Road, Suite Palm Beaho Gardes, FHoida, during norma business housm.
he purpose of the Regular Board Meetng for the Board to insider any
too bieec which may ppey ome bfo i The t"n`s openr
to the pubic and will be conducted in cordame with the p sons o
oida law Mietings may be cotinued s fd necessary to a time and
pace spadiid on the recrd.
Thee may be occasions when one or more Supeisos ll partcipate
by teIlepho; theefo a speaker telephone wil be p nt at te p meet
ng latlon s that Superso ma he fully Informed of the discusso
taking plae.
I rdae with the pvisio- of the Amerias with Disabiities Act
any peon IuIrlng speal a -ccommodato or an interpreter to partiia
Wate at these meetings should intact the District Manager a
(561) 630-4922 or tol free at 1-877-737-4922, at least sen (7) days pron
to the dae the etingT
If any person desdd to appeal an/desion made with d aspect to an
arter nsired at this Pubic Heang and I eci"al Beard Meeting, tS a
person will need a record of the proceedings and such person may need o
e .re that a verbatim rord of Nthe poeedmgs is made at their on ex-
pense and which record includes the testimony and evidce on whh the
appeal is based.
Grov Community District
G28909 ON 8/5,2/0_

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DAYS ATER THE SALE.
OF FLORIODA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEECOUNTY IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
Case #l 2009 CA 000046 DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
NatiOnal Oty Bank, as Successor by TICIPATTE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
Mrger to Harbor Federal Savings YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
a TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
painter CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. LESE
-vs- CONAC mmUR ADMIN iRA-
Wililam .. Yamell as Guardian of TION NO LATER THAN SEVEN
gods F. Yamulo; vatia City Bank, JL~y5_PRLQRJDTO TE pOie
as Sue-or in w W Name AT N N
Federal Savings Bank; Unkno F Par- DRIVE. PORT ST. LUOEE. FLORI-
or AnP~~n# nko Psr A, .17280-3B
tia, 1n ~o #2; If living, and WnlIN 2 MILKING DAYS 0F
all Unknown Paries claiming by, YOUR RECEIPT OF THj NOt"U E
through, under and agairS the I IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
CAL
above namo Defenantas) who are pAIRED CALL: 1-800-95-771; F
not known to be dead ,or alive, YOU ARF VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
whether said Unknown Parties 1-80-955-80
claim an interest Spoue, Hi, DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Floda
Deiseos, Gntee or other Cla this 5th dayof Aug., 209.
Defendants) SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
NTIGEFSAL.E Okeehobee County, Floerioda
NOLCE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur- BY: Linda Young
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of DEPUTY CLERK
Foreclosure dated 8/4/2009, e ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
tered in Civil Case No, 200M CA SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
000046 of the Cicuit Court of the 2424 North Fedemal Highway,
19th Judicial I ,uit in and for Onee- Suite 360
cheee County, Flonda, wherein Na- Be Raton, Horida 33431
tioal city Bank, as1 Suce by 09-122884
Merger to Harbor Fedel Savings 330067 ON 8/12,19/09
Barnk, Plaintiff and Wileam J. Yamell
as Guardi of Doris E, YaMllo are
defendants), I will sell to the high-
es ad best bidde for cash11, IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE Time to Clean out the
ISECOND FOOR, OF THE OeECHO- attic, basement and/or
BEE JUDICAL WINTER, 312 N.W
THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL garage? Advertise your
34972 at ii:00 am. oan 9/2/2009 yard sale in the classi-
th efolwing &-aorlb poet
wset fortin I aid Frnal JudgP nt to- fieds and make your
Ht clean up a breeze!
LOT 6 AND THE WEST ONE-HALF
(W/2) OF LOT 7, BLOCK 49, EL
MIRAL ACCORDING TO THE Need a few more bucks
PLAT P1OERO RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK PAGE i, PUBLIC to purchase something
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE deer? Pick up some
COUNTY, FLORIDA extra bucks when you
YR PERSON CLAIMING AN IN- sell your used items in
TERESTE IN THE SURPLUS FROM the ciassifidD.
MHE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN the classifeids.
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS


C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File NO.: 2009-CP-112
Division Probatens,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY GWENDLYN WAINER
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CAMIEDHITS

The administraton of the estate of
Betty Gweddlyn Wainer, deceased,
whose date of death was May 19,
2009, is pending in the QCrcut Court
for Okeechobee Coun, Florda, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is 312 NW Third street, Okeechobee,
Floda 34972.I The names and ad
deses of the m na eprenta-
'dve and the personal
representative ve's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditor of the decedent and
other persons thing caims or de-
mands against decedeniV estate on
whom a I py of this noti. e is re
quimred to be ed must file their
caims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM
All other creditors of dthe dedent
and other persons having elaIms or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this curt
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED,
The date of first ubliaton of this
notice August I, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Richard Gregory wainer
3721 Hunnington Place Drive, #3721
Sarasota, Florda 34237
= for
Represe~ntative:
Elidaeth A. Maxell
Attorny or Ri.hd! Giegr Wainer
Florida Bar No, 720395
Mawell & Ma l, 'A
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeeohobee FL 34972
Telephone: R863 763-1119
Fax: 863) 763-1179
329641 ON 8/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
"mE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO, 208-CA-679
JUDGE: MCMANUS
FIRST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
OF INDOIANTOWN, a Fida Banking
Assoeaton, S
Plaintiff,
VS.
DEWVY A. L3GHTSEY AND RUTH M.
LIGHTSEY, his wife, UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY; Unkwn Pares in Pos-
Son #1, Unknown Pari in Pos-
session #2, if living, and all
-Unkn In Parties caiming by,
though, under and against the
above amed Defendant(s) who are
not known to be dead or ale,
whether aid Unknown Parties may
dalm an Interest as Spous, Heor,
Deise, granotees, or Other Cai-
mants
Defendaris),
NOTICE OF SALE BY CLERK
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in acc,-
dance w the Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated May 11,
209 in the above-tyled cause I
will r I to the highest and best bd-
der for cash, at ]uys Assembly
Room, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Ok-
coed, Forida 34972, at :0 AM
on August 26, 2009, the following
desied property:
Lot 45, TREASURE ISLAND,
UNIT 5, according to the plat
thereof e rded in Plat Book
3, page 4S, public recods of
Okeechobee Countn, Fioreda,
TOGM ER WITO : A 1976 Class
double wide mbille ho' ID
No, 2132 A & B and Title No.
13221392 & 13221393
Any person claiming interest in the
trplus from sae, if any, other than
he property ner fas date of LU.
iPe dens mus file a caim thin Sx-
ty (60) days after sale.
Dated this 16th day of July, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY COURTS
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Cler
327693 ON 8/5,12/09

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the declassified


I


Okeechobee News


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NIETEENTHI UDICAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-215
FRANKLIN J. VARSON and CAROLYN VARSON, hs wife,
Plaintiffs,
DON BROWNING and ail unkiwn tenants in possession,
Defenrdarnts.

NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and by virte of that certain F
al udogment made and enrtired in the Ciruit Court of Okeechobe
County, Florida n the abo entled u o Janry 6, 2009, Case No.
200B-CA-2I5 wherein FRANKLIN I- ARSON and CAROLYN VARSON, his
ife, are Plaintffs and DON BROWNING and all unknown tenants in po
ion are Defendants, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the above Cot,
oil between and during othe legal hous of sane, w at 11,00 A.M. on
te day of August, 2009, the same being te e day set by sad Fina
dgment, o ar for le and seII at pubi out for ca in hand to the
ighest and e best bidder at He Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 N w. 3 Steet, Okeehobee, FL 34972,
uhat certain property more pariOcularN cribed as follows


4774 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee FL;
ParceI ID No. 1e -03-37-35-OAO-0003-AOO HIX;

ommenciug at the Northwest er of Section 3, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East, n thence North 9 deg 36 minutes 31 eods East
Stong the Northdely boundary line of said Section 3 for a distance of 183 50
t to a point on the Easterly righti-of-way tlne of State Rad 15 (US 441)
for POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 89 degrees 36 minutes
31 sends East along the North boundary in of said Saton 3 or a dIs
tae of 43.00 feet then n South 0 degree 23 minutes 29 secds
East at a right ang for a distane o 165 feet; the, e rn South 89 de-
rees 36 minutes 31 onds West paael with the North boundary of said
section 3 for a distance of 60.14 feet mo or le to a point on the EaSt-
,my right-of-way line of aforesi State Road 15 (US 441) thece run North
1 AUiteSi FC~tt4WR~ B) thIem iYC iBV
35 degrees 32 minutes 15 seconds East alon the said rightofway ine for
a distant of 165,88 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING,
Said property well be o ld to stlsfy the Fiaal T judgment about refeed to
and all sums 2metoned therein.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AF-
TER THE SALE, IF ANY YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO
LATER THAN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A
ELAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS AFTER
ITY (60) DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE 0A0E OF
HE LUS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.
In acordance with the Amecans With Disabities Act of 1990, perso
needing a special aomodaon to participate in his pceedilg ould
..ttd it s-Adrloatio no sue, thaisn (7) dai pot Hea pT-
edingat 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St LuCre, Forida 34986,
1-772-807-4370 within two (2 working days of your ceipt of this Notice
If ou ae heating impaired all 1-800-935-8771; if you ae voice impaired
cal 1-800-955-8770.

DATED at Okeechobee, Flo00a this 31st day of July, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clefrk, Crcu1 Court
By: Linda F Youn
32937 ON 8/5,12/0O


IN ITIE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2009-CP-134
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANSON s, HOSLEY, a,
Deceased.
NOimcE,,m CREDrITORS

The adm-nistratin of the estate
of ANSON S. HOSLE II, de
ceased, whose date of death was
Febtay 20, 2009 is pendi i
the Corcu Court for OkelechoU e
County, Floida, Probate Divisieon
the address of which is 312 N.W.
3,d Street, Okeechobee, FI
h34972. The name and address oI
the pesopal eentative and
the pe-l repeentative's at
money s set forth below.
Ail creditos of bhe deceent
and other persns having claims
or demands against decedent'
te, i, dong Inmatured, con



de i dais enis D1.
int or, unWiquidated ldams, on
whom a co of this notice I
served mus fle their daims wt
this courF WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PU BLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 3W DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other ceditos of the dece-
deit and other teHns tnint
claims or demandsaainst d-
Cdent's estate, including na-
tured, onIngent or unliquiad
claims, must file their caims wi
this curt WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRS
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED "ITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF 1HE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITCSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH I
BARRED.
The dmate of first ubicatn of
this Notce I August th, 2009.
Peal RepNintative:
ROBERT PROPER
9635 SW Adams Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attormey for Peonal
Represntative;
Janice Richardson, Esq. for
Wesley R. Hadin, Esquire
Florida Bar No, 219053
900 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 210-B
Stuart FL 34994
772-2863630 phone
772 286 6166 fax
329373 ON 8/5,12/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000528
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Meantff,
RICHARD JOHN FOWLER, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pusu-
ant to a inal "Jugent of Mortgage
Foreclosure date August 04, 2009
and entered in Case NO. 47-2008-
CA -00528 of the Circuit Court of
the NINETEENT judicial Cicuit Pn
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Fixd-
do wherein WELLS FARGO BANK
NA, is the Plaintiff and RICHAR.
JOHN FOWLER; CHRISTINA M.
FOWLER; CARMEL FINANCIAL
CORP; are the Defedants, I will sel
to the highest and best bidder for
ah at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER 312 N.W, 3RD
STREET, OKEIHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 atll:OAMonthe 2nd day
of Sept., 2009, the folowing de,
scribed perty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

LOT 17, BLOCK 4, LAR-KEE
LAKES 2ND ADDITION FOR
MOBILE HOMES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCAT-
ED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE THERETO,
#GMHGA40432212A &
GMHGA404322126.
A/K/A 603S 94TH TRAIL SE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any pe on claiming an interest in
the surplus fre the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the US Pendons must file
Ia clan within sixty (60) days after
the sal.
WITNESS MY HAND and the sal
of this Court on Aug. 5, 2009,
Sharon Robe 'n
Clerk of the Oruit Court
By: Linda R Young


Deputy Clerk
FHorda Default Law Group, RL
PO. Box 2S018
Tampa, Flonda 33622 5018
F0079086 NMN-FHA-R-khRtmaier
329814 ON 8/12,19/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009-CA-208
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK as
eUiCE IS LAKE GIE
NATIONAL BANK,
3ainCuff,
LVI, LLC, TRAVEL EASY RV, INC,
VICTOR A, JONES, and LAURA







JONESDTHV saTtth
Defendants.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary FinaI Jugent
dated July 1 2009, and entered n
Case No. 2039-CA-208 of the Ciut
CourI of the 19th Judical Crcuit in
and for Okeihobee County, Floda,
when SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
as successorI by mrger to BIG LAKE
NATIONAL BANK 4299 Hwy 44a S
Okeechobe Floria is the plaintf
and LVJ, LLC, a Florida imite








AlsIo tsla lss~ anaec
iabity company, TRAVEL EASY RV,
INC, VICTOR A JONES, ad LAURA
JONES, Defendants, I wila sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CEN-
TER, 312 N W. 3rd STREET, JURY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11: A.M.
on the 2nd day of September, 2009,
the foswing desbed p perty as
set forth In sd Summary Finar
Judgment, twit:
The part of the South 1/2 of
NE 1/4 of SE t% Of Secion 33,
STownship 37 SoIth, Range 35
Eas, lying West of Ihe West
rightCf-way line of ParrCtT
Avene (U.S. 441), less and
except the West 15 feet the-
AIo less and excep aao pladrel
Sf lood yiZ in I Poron ofthe
Souh on e-halft S of tle
0Nor1eas o(nequarter (NE
1/4) of the Southeast oe-
qater W(SE %) of Sectin 33,
Township 37 South, Range 33
East Okeeaobee Ciounty,
Florida and bei moe par-
tcularhy d-rlb.d7as follos
Come nce at the NOrthwest
omer of the id S % of He
NE % of the SE 114 of Section
33, then bear N 89hit '19" E
along the North line of said
12 Of the NE % of the SE 114
of Section 33, for a distance of
520.20 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue
N 8958'20" E, along mid
North line of dthe S 1/2 of theN
NE of the SE V, of Section
33, for a distance of 355.00
.t to the IF i adfion Wl
the west right of way line of
Parrott Avenue (U.S. Highway
441 S), thee bear S
"05'26" E, ald g Said West
right of way ne of Parrott
Avene U.S. Highway 441 S),
for a distance of 270.00 feet to
a point; thenc bear S
I95B'20" w along a line par-
alel withthe d Norlhlieof
the S 1/2 of the NE % of the
SE % of Section 33, for a dis-
tance of 355.00 feet to a
Foilof th bell IN
o0S'26^" w a~ong a tine par-
aRo with the said West right
of wayline of Paromtt Avenue
(US, Highway 441 S), for a
distance of 270.00 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
In accordane wAth the Americans
with Disabilities ct of 1990 (ADA)
disabled persons, who because of
their disabiiies aed special accom-
modatins to participate in this po-
ceding should contact Court
Adminlstrato no later than sven
prior to the proceeding or call
172-8D74370. 1 YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771, IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800 955-8770.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Unda F Youn
Deputy Clerk
327236 ON 8/12,19/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: OM000313CA
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR MCTIGROU


IN MlE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 200SCA1Q
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL -
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEB-
RUARY 1, 2007, GSAMP TRUST
2007- NCa
Plaminff,
VS.
DAVID MCCORMACK; KATHY
MCCORMACK; CASTLE CREDIT
CORPORATION UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants,

BENOTICEUO


suant to an Order Rescheduing
FoRcise Sale dated 8/4,2009
and entered in Case NO.
2009CA10, of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH judiciall Ciouit in and
for OKEECHOBEE County, Honda
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEB-
RUARY 1, 2007, GSAMP TRUST
2007-NC1 is Plaintff and DAVID
MCCORMACK; KATHY MCCOR-
MACK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; CASTLE CREDIT COR-
PORATION' are defendants. 1 will
sell o the nigheSt and best bdd
for Ceash The Ju Assembly
Room 2nd Ftoo OThe Okee-
chobee County Judical Center,
312, N.W. 3rd Street, Okeecho
be, Florida 349 At 312 Northwest
Third Stee, Okeechobee In
Oke bee Count y, Flora, at
11C0O a.m., on this 2 day of
Sept., 2009, the following de-
ibed propertyT ais set forth in
said Final Judgment, to t:
LOT 93, TREASURE ISLAND,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 53, OF "HE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A meon claiming an Ine 1stI
the surplus s fm the sle If any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens but
fie a claim within 60 days after
the saleO
Datd this 6th' day of AIug
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Oerk of said Court
By; Linda F You
As Deputy Clern
This notce Is proA ided puranti
to Adminisave Order No.20S.
In acrdance with te 0 Americans
with Diblties Act, If you are a
person with a dI ability who ldds
any accmodation in order to
participate in this speeding, you

Please contact the Court Adminis-
ttor at 250 NW Country Club
Die, Port St. Lucie, FIlordd
34986, Phone No. (772)307-4370
within 2 working days of your I
celpt of this notie o pleading; d
you are hearing impaired, call
1800955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voit c impaired, catl
-100,-955-8770 (V) (Via Flodda
Relay Servces).
SKahane& Asotjlates, A.
8201 Pete Read, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Teehone: (954) 382-3486
Te imlle: (954) 382-380
329928 ON 8/12,19/09
MORTGAGE LOAN rr;u" TRUST, INC.
FOR ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES
20o6-wMCi
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RUBEN SILVAS; SONIA SILVAS; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING THROUGH UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS sPousEs, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEESOR OTHER CLAIMANTS
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu
ant to a Sum-a /Rnal Judgent of
Foreclosure dated 716, 2009 en,
tered in Civil Case No. 03000313CA
of the Ciruit Cou.t of the 19TH Judi-
cial Clrcu- in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okerhobe Florda I will
Sell the highest and best bidder
for cash on the Jury Assbly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County jdiial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Stret, Okeechobe FRonda, at
11:0o a.m. on the 6Lth day of Au
gust, 2009 the following describe
property as set fo.th in said SUm
mry Final Juddmeno to-wit,


August 12, 2009





LOT 147, FIRST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ALSO
LOT 139, FIRST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 23, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any peon claiming an interest in
the su rpIus from the sale, if any,
othn than the popeerty owner 0 of
the date of te is pedeR, must file
a -laom within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 8th day of July, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the drcuit Court
By: Uinda F. Young
Deputy 2erk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID 1. STERN, RA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Rnad,
Sumie 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8O00
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance wih the Amerian
With Diablie Act peons nreed-
Ing a special i mmodaon to par-
ticipate in this nproceeding should
contact Coura Admimnstaon ater
than seven days prior to the pro
ceeding at 250 NW Country ub
oDrive, Port St Licei Fl, 34986 or
ca 1-72-80WiL7-4370I within twor
working days of your recipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired cal
1-800-955-8771 If you are voice im-
pairoed call 1-800-955 8770, via FIor-
da Relay Serviceo
327246 ON 8/5,1209

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000539
CITIBANE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS
II INC., BEAR STEARNS ALT-A
TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-4
Plaintff,
DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DANIEL E.
REARDON, ex IlI
Defen ant(s(.



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pus-
ant toanOrder Rescheduini Fore-
losure Sale daed July 2009
and entered in Cas NO. 47-2D8-
CA-000539 of the Cir Court of
the NINETEENTH Judicial Qruit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flor
da whein CITIBANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
STEUC ORED ASSET MORTGAGE
INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR
STEARNS ALTA TRUST, MORTGAGE
PASSKTROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 20064, Is the PinmUff and
DANIEL REARDON A!IMA DANIEL E.
REARDON; CATHERINE REARDON
AIKIA CATHERINE L. REARDON;
GUENTER GOERTZ; TENANT #1;
TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT
#4 a thie Defedants, I wll sell to
the highest and best bidder for dieh
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. 3RD
STREET, OKEEC BEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:OOAM on the 26th day
of August, 2009, the following d
bed property as set ford I Said
Final 3iugment:

LOT 2, GREEN HILLS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 94, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 5851 SE 128TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Ay pes-n claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sle if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the us Pendens must file
a III wthin sIxN, (60) Laws afte,
the sale,
W.TNESS MY HAND and t1e -ea
P, this Court on July IS, IC09.
Shame, Robertson
Cled of Pe Cruft Court
By: Linda I Young
Deputy Olerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Eorda 33622-5018
327557 ON 8/5,12/09

Get a quid( response to
any item you may be Sell-
ing With a classified ad.




August 12, 2009





19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
I: 2N CA 00413
Deutsche Bank National Trust Corn
pny, as Trustee, in trust for the
registered holder of Ameriquest
Mortgage Securities In, Aset
Baked Pa-Thgh Certificates,
Series 2004-R10,
Painti ff,
-VS-
Jo Flors, an Unremaied Wdow-
er anEd Suring Soue of EAyn
Flot, Deasd; Unknwn Pare
in Posssio #In; wn Pa-tie
In 2; ing, and al OR Eh
Unknown Parties claiming by,







Pnot knn to or ta rd r ae
whether said Unknown Pardi may
clm n interest Spou, Heo s,
Devi Grnt- 0, or Other Cai-


mants nt


NOTICE IS HEREBY GEN puuant
to an Order of Fitl Judgment of
Fore1osre dated 8/4/2009, entered
in Cl Case No. 2008 CA 000413 of
the Ciruit Cout of the 19th Judical
Ci-rcuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein Deutsche
Bank National Trust Company,
Trustee in trust for thie giNosered
hold dof Aeriquest Mortgage Se-
-rO In, tu t-B.7krd Pao
Through Certificates, Series 20-
RIo, Paintiff and Jo ores, an Un-
remarried Widower and Sulling

Spou of Eyn Flores (
dants), I wl to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY
ASSEM BLY ROOM ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE KEECHOBEE JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
110 car? on 9/22009 the foll-
in described property as t forth in
said bnal Judgment, to wit
LOT 14, CEDAR GROVE II, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 6O
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE PLEASE

DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEED-



l IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955 8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida,
this 5th day of Aug, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Florida
By: Unda E Young
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
BOU Raton, Florida 33431
08-103385
330091 ON 8/12,19/09



Public Au-ton wll be held at Johns
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue Oke
chobee, Forida 34972 on AUGUST
28, 2009, at 9:00 AM. Puruant to
Flodida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
make, model and VIN are as follow.


VI-# 1FDPK74N3GVA01515
Te,; of sle are ah, and no
cheks wll be accepted Seller re-
-es the rght of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAu NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE. Said automobile
wil be sld 'As Is' condton with
330303 ON 08112109

Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO2007-CA-385
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR FINAN
CIAL ASSET SECURITIES CORP,
SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST
2007WMC1 ASSET BACKED C2 R
TIFICATES SE IES 2007 WMC I
PLAINTIFF
VS.
GORDON SULEIMAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF GORDON SULEIMAN, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DE AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UN
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS DEBORAH M, DESKIN;
EAGLE POINT NEIGHBORHOOD AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TiNANTS IN
POSSESSION,
DEFENDANTS)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pus-
ant to an Order Gnng the Motibon
to Reset Forlosu ale dated July
14, 2009 entered in ivi] Case No,
2007-CA-385 of the Ciut Court of
th 19TH Judicia Circuit in and or
OKEECHOBEE Cou OKEECHO
BEE, Flrida, I wll to the highest
and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2NOD
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER of Ithe OKEECHOBEE County
Curthou., 312 NW 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, Florida, at I1:00 aOm.
on the 26th day of August, 2009 the
forth in lid Summary Final 3udg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 19, EAG E POINT UNIT 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 97 AND 98,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA




Dated this 16th day of July, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Crcui Court




With Disabiities Act, person need-
ticipate in this proeding should
than -ven days prior to the pI,
feeding at 250 NW Cooury aub
Drive, Por St La,,e, FL 34986 or
ca 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this

1-800-955-8771. If you a- voice im-
paired all 1800 955 8770, via Fo,
LAw OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN P.A.
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD,
SUITE 400,
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
V954) 233-8000
327748 ON 8/S,12/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A FToda Corpoatin
Plaintiff
KURT PUGHSLEY AND 3ACKIE
PUGHSLEY


PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an order of Fina! Judgment
entered in Cas No. 20.9 CA 216 of
the Circuit Court in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Florida wherein
SOUTHERN HOMESTFS INC, A
Florida Corpoation is tUe Plantiff,
and KURT PUGHSLEY AND JACKIE
PUGHSLEY a- te Defendants I will
,11 to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the Jury Assembly Room
of the Okeehobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW Third Street' Oke-
chobee orida at 11 o'dock A.M.
on the 26th day of August, 2009,
property as .t forth in said Order or
Final Judgment, to wit:
The West 1/2 of the West 1/2


1/2 of actd 14, Section 11,
Township 34 South Range 33
0East, a rding to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pag- 3 A-D inclusi



IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBUC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDE CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFIER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FLE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
0 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IF YOU
FAIL TO FrLE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTi ED TO AN REMAIN-
ING FUNDS,
IF YOU AR E THE PROPER OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THEE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT RE
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIG
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE
CHECK WIH THE CLERK OF a THE
COUR', OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW, THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) MAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDI
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT
Dated at Okehebee, Okeeho-
bee County, Florida this 101h day of

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Linda E Youn
Deputy Cler
KENNETH M. JONES
MoOdy, Jones, Iugino
SMoRhead, PA,
1333 S. Univesiy Dve, #201
Plantation, EL 33324
954 4736605
327588 ON 8/S,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-206
DVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUS7, INC,
A Florida Corpoation
Plainti
ORIGINALL GROUP CORPORATION



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pusu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgnt of
Fond-ure dated 7/7/2009 and en
termed in Case No 2009 CA-206 of
the Circuit Court in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE Count,, Florida wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC, A Florda
Corpoaon is e Painff, and
ORIGINAL GROUP CORPORATION is
the Defendant I wll sell to the high
est and best bidder for h d the
Jury Asmbly Room of ,e Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, 312
NW Third Street, Okeechobe, Flri-
da at 11 ocock A.M. on the 26th
day of August, 2009, the following
des-rbed property as set forth in
said Order or Fnal Judgment, to wit;
THE E1/2 OF THE El/2 OF THE
N1/2 OF THE S/2 OF TRACT
25 SECTION 36 AND THE
Wl/2 OF THE ETl2 OF THE
N1/2 OF THE Sl/2 OF TRACT
25 SECTION 36 SUBJECT TO
AN EASEMENT OF THE NORTH
30 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD
AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES
AND THE W-/2 OF THE E1/2 OF
THE S1/2 OF THE Sl/2 OF
TRACT 25 SECTION 36 AND
THE El/2 OF THE E1/2 OF THE
SM/2 OF THE Sl/2 IN TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3AWD IN-
CLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
Strap Number(s):
1-36-34-33-OA00-0002-1000 &
1-36-34-33-OA00-00025-]000 &
1-36-34-33-OAOO-OOC25-0000,
1-36-34-33-OAUO-00025-POO0
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-


HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
ALE, YOU MUST FLE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN
ING FUNDS,
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE
CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (0) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEEP IF THERE IS ADDI-


















bee County, orida this 10th day of
Culy 2OC9.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Linda FI YouF J
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino
& Moheed, RA
1333 S Univety Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
1Z7584 ON 8/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-215
DIVISION: CiviFl Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Pla tiff
PAULA M SPENCE
Defendant


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puIu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foelosure dated 7/7/2009, and e-
tered in Case No. 209 CA 215 of
the Ciruit Court in and for OKEE
CHOEE County, Florida w"h'in
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC, A
Florida Corpoation is tie Maintiff,
and PAULA M. SPENCE is the Defen-
best bidder or cash in the ury AsI
smbly Room of the Okeelohee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW
Third Street, Okeechobee, Florida at
l1 o'clYk A.M on the 26th day of
August, 2009 the following described
propertyas St forth in lid Order
Rnal Judgment, to wit:
..e West 1/2 of the West 1/2
of the North 1/2 of the South
Township 34 South Range 33
Eas Okee.hobee Couty Flor-

R 1-23-34-33-A-00027-L000
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO
LATER THAN 60 DAYS Al-'TER THE
SALE IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM,
YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO
ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE
CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (101 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE

bee County, Forida this 10th day of
July 2009.


BY: Linda. IYoung


SDeputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
S MoRhead, P0A0
1333 S Uiveity Drive, #201
Planttion, FL 33324
9S4d 473 6 05
327586 ON 8/5,12/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CIVL ACTION
CASE NO.: 20 8-CA-201
,UDGE: F. SHIELDS McMANUS
ALLIED NV0STORS, INC,
a Flori da Corporaton
SPlaintiff(s)

a/k/a SUSAN M. WHITCOIMB, JOHN
M. HANNEI et al
Defindant0s)


TO: JOHN M. HANNER and
SUSAN M. WHITCOMS HANGER
a/k/a SUSAN M WHITCOMB,
husband and wife
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
been filed against you on property
located In Okeechoaee County, Fbri-
da, further identified as:
Lot 3% OKEECHOBEE ESTATES,
a'Coo ng to the Plat thereof
as erded in Plat Book 3,
Okeechobee County, Florida,.
You are required to sre a cpy
on MICHAEL 1. McNICHOLA^S FS
QUIRE, Paintiff's attorney, whos
y, 4th Flor, Stuart, Florida 34994
within 30 days of rst publuUatobn,
this Court either before .e on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a Default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 5th day of Aug., 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLFRK OF COURT
By: Unda F YOUd
330106 ON 8/12,19/09


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News

The Purpose Driven Youth
Ministry of Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane,
meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. to
look at how to develop a healthy
youth ministry. The youth are
revisiting Doug Field's "Purpose
Driven Youth Ministry." Tuesday
night Bible study begins at 6:30
p.m. The group is studying Max
Lucado's book "In the Eye of the
Storm." Come face to face with
Jesus and learn how He can re-
late to you on earth. This book
will encourage and inspire you.
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
having open fellowship at 7:15
on Sunday evenings. This is a
spiritual study for shift workers,
busy families, professionals,
law enforcement, corrections,
health care personnel and you.
It is informal and interactive.
All are welcome. Child care is
provided. The goal is to grow in
faith, regardless of background.
Come as you are. The church is
hosting stroke and osteoporosis
screenings on Aug. 17. There is
a charge and reservations are re-
quired. For more information or
to schedule an appointment call
1800 697 9721.
Okeechobee Church of
Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will
be having vacation Bible school
Aug. 9 13 with classes for all
ages. The theme is "Fishing with
the Master." The times are Sun-
day evening, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and
Monday through Thursday, 7 to
8:30 p.m.
Church of the Nazarene,
425 S.W 28th St., will have va-
cation Bible school Aug. 10
-14 from 6- 8:30 each evening.
Children ages 3-12 are invited to
attend the Sing N Play Swamp
Stomp at Croc Creek. For more
information or to pre-register
please call 863 763 3519 Monday
through Thursday.
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 763-
7743.


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hurches


Places of


Worship

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Church of God of Proph-
esy, 102 N.W 10th St., is having
their third annual Back to School
Bash on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. on
the church grounds. Food and
drinks will be provided. Book
bags filled with school supplies
will be given to K 12 children
who attend this event. There will
be donation boxes set at various
locations in Okeechobee. If you
would like to donate school sup-
plies we would greatly appreci-
ate your help. If any one would
like to give a cash donation to
this worthy cause please call
Candi Nelson at 863 634 4359.
Donation boxes are located at
Countryside Florist, Pat's Floral
Design, Sunshine Pay Day Loans
and Badcock Furniture.
The deadline to register for
Upwards Soccer 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 in-
formation, please call the church
at 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 5 p.m.
the Monday before.


Okeechobee News




Okeechobee News


August 12, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 200U8-CA-281N
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC,
Paintiff,
DONALD L. EWOLARO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONALD L WOLLARD;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTED
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN







CCrE CNK AEUNKTORT
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
ADVANCED MINERALS INCY AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS
OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
MAyW I, 200o; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT#i IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT2
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPER C F
Defendants-
No'iEW OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puI
sant to a Fina{ Judgment of Fore-
lodc dated July 6, 2009, and
entered In Cae No. 206BiCA-ZB1 of
the Cirt Court of the Nineteenth
3udical Cirit in and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, FLrida AVELO MORT-
GAGE, LLC, is Paintff and DONALD
L WOLLARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DONALD L, WOLLARD AD-
VANCED MINERALS, INC. AS TRUS-
TEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 1,
200S; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC, ate
defendants, I will selt to the high"
and best bidder for cash in the `uEl
Assembl Room, 2nd -oor, Ok.-
chohee County Judicia Cente, 312
NW 3rd St, OkeechAoee, FL 34972
at L1AM on the 19th day of AUgUst,
th following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to

LOT 16, ECHO ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 46, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNT ITY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Acordance with the Amer
cans With Disablies Act, pers
needing a sleia accommodation to
participate in this proceeding shOuld
ctact Court Administration later
than ,,e da spI... to the -
ceoding at 25 NW Country lu





















Drve' StA NhA AWi NA1,
Drie, Port St, Lucike, Florida 3496,
1772,807,4370 within two wor-Kag
days of your eceipt of this NOTICE!
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800.955.8770.
Dated this 9th day of July, 2009-
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY; Linda I Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Nes Law FiF, P.A.
1239 E. Nport Center Drive
Suite #11O
Deerfield Beach, Hoda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (95e) 571-2033
Any aeson claiming an Interest In
the surp`s from he ale,. If any,
other thathehe property nowr as os
the date of the Us Pendens must file
a caim within 60 days after the sale
329626 ON 8/5,12/09


NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE is hereby gven that the
uldersigned, pursuant to the "Eicti-
tious Name Statute," will reglster
wIh Fodda Department of State, D1-
vsion of Corporations the fictions
name, to-wit:
Exot c Pets & Supplies

under ,hich we epect to venge in
126 SE Park St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
In the cty of Okechoble/County of
Okeechohee, Florida.
That the parie interested in sid


Dated at Okeehobee, Okeechobee
County, Flonda, this the lth day of
Augus, 2009.
BY: Ricky Hancock
330329 ON 8/12/09


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08-000644-1A
u.S, BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO
WACHOVTA BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
FOR GSMPS 2005-RP3
Plaintiff,
ADAN OROZCO; ESTEA OROZCO;
MARIA R. OP R0CO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARIA R. OROZCO and
all unknown parties calming by,
through, under or against the herein
named Defendants, who are nt
known to be dead or alrve, whether
said unknown pai daem es hen,

de`ses grnt's assges in
o, credtoW, se, spEuse oWrS
other claa nts; TENANT #1 and/or
TENANT #2, the parties intended to
accout for the perso o, pars-n in
possession
Defendants

Notic a hereby given thaot, pursu-
ant Wo the Final Judgment of Foredo-
sure dated July 6, 2009 in ths
cause, I will l/the property situat-
ed in OKEECHOBEE County, Flori
da, described as:
LOT 20 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 19, BLOCK 43, OKEECHO-
BEE PARI ACR ODING TO
E PLAT TEREOF, RECORD
ED IN PKMT BOOK 1, PAGE 28,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
a/k/a 2671 NW Nth Street,
Okeelobee, Florida 34972
at pubIc se, to he highe and
best bider, for cash, n e Jury As-
mbl Room on the Second Flr of
the Oke dhobe Judidal Center, I-
calted at 312 IN 3RID STREE Ron-i
da, Rorida, at 11 o'clock am, on
August 26 2009.


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the surplus from the sale, if any,



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other thIan the property r of
the date of the his pendens mus= file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.





DIa, mE ACT, PERSON
Dated at Okechobee, Rorda, this
day of
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court





MOM od ONLDA oL 472A -K~


Ct RIDNU 8770 ( t Ol d RLA
By: Linda Young
Deputy Clerk
DouglaIs C. 2ahm, P.A.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
CleaOUater, FL 33764
(727)$364911 hone/
(727) 535-1094 f
IN ACCORDANCE WC TH THE
AMERICANS WIO
DISABLrTIES ACT, PERSONS
WN T DISABILITIES NEEDOING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION T0
PARICID PATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
COURT NDMINISTURTION NOT
LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS
AT 250 NIW Country Cloub D,1
Port St Lucke FL, 34972 OR Call
1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of
Be NOTICE, IF YOU ARE HEAR-
INGO IMPAIRED CALL OR
1-800-955-8771 (TDDI; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
1-800-955-8770 (V); RELAY
SERVICE.
327239 ON 8/5,12/09


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Cae #2009-CA-000381
EverHome Mdotgage company,
Plaintiff,
-Vs-
Magen A. Merrill a/k/a Marian A.
Merhi, an Unremarried Widow and
Surving Spouse of Richard L, Mer-
,ill, Deceased; U.S. Bank Naioal
Association, as In-
denture Trusee for
the First PlIs Asset-Backed Se-
curties Series No. 1997-3; Jo
Spring e; Unknwn Parti. in PoSSes-
sion #1; Unknown Parties in POSSes-
s.on #2 If Wing, and all Unkown
Parties claiming by, through, uoder
and aTainst the above named Defen
dant(s, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unkw
Parties may caim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Gantees,
or Other Caiants
Defendantss.



TO: 3- Sprinkle
Residence unknown If 1wmg In-
eluding any unknon spous of
the said Defendants, if either has
earned and if either or both of
said DefeVants are dead, their re-
spectve unknown heirs, devise,
grantees, a agnes, editor, li;
eno., and trustees, and all oter
persons daiming by, through, un-


de, agaiV t the named Defen-
dant sI; and the oforeentoned
namef DOfendant(s) and su of
thNeoformenOed uonowan DC-
fendants and such of the afore
mentioned unknown Defendants
as may be infants, inompetents or
othemi, ot sui )uis,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an aion has been commenced to
fore-l a mortgage or the follow-
ing eal prope_.L ying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, add, partk'ulady dfIb.d
as folw:
LOT 9, TREASURE ISLAND UNIT
NO, 2 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEROFR ON LE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNtY, FLORIDA, RECORDED IN
BOOK 3, PAGE 39.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR: 1987, MAKE: SUNCOASTER,
VIN#: ZZFU 53A AND VIN#:
ZZF1553B, MANUFACTURED
HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE Cc-
SCRIBED LAND S. AS SUCH IT IS
DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A
PART OF THE REAL ESTATE
more commonly known as 3044
Southeast 35th Avenue, Okeecho
bee1 EL 34974S
This ati7n has been filed aNainst
you and you ae required to see a
copy Vf yor vritten dofe S y
upon SHAPIRO FISHMAN, LLP At-
torNys for Plan.T wh ars
is 1004 N. Dale Mabry Highy,
Suite 112, Tampa, FL 3361B, within
thirty 3O days after the first pubi-
cation of this notice and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court either
before seie on Paintff s atomey
Simediately thee afte; other-
wio a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint
TNESS my hand and al of this
Cout on the 4th day of Aug., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circt and County COurts
By: Linda F You
Deputy cler
330069 ON 8/12,19/09



IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CC-2
CATHERINE P CHESTER,
Plaintiff,
V
YVON PREMEUS and
ODEITTE PREMEUS,
Defendants.
CLEROTA NONCE CCOULA
UN, ERfS CO OK ATIER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, n aor-
dance with the Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclsure dated 7/6/2009
in the above-syled cau, I wll Oel
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in T uI AsteMbly Room 2nd
dicial Center, 312 NW Third St1e0,
OkeechobeeN otda, at 1 am on
Augus 19, 2009, the polling prop-
ery:
Tne East 1/2 of the west 1/2
of the South 1/2 of the South
1/2 of Tract 26, Section 10,
ToAship 34 South, Range 33
East, according to the plat
thereof rerded in Plat Book
4, pages 3A thuh D indu-
shre, Public Rec=rds of OkeA-
Kchobee County, FLdai (1T25
.rs) (aka Lot N)
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM








1100 C S O, 02 CE O
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF TE
DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TERTHE SAL -
Dated: July 13, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By; Linda F Youg
Deputy Cerk
I CERTIFY that a true and 3rrect
copy of the foregoing Notice of Sake
under F.S Chapter 45 has been furc
nished by United States Mail o
7/8/09 to each of the followirg:
Odette Pred us, 5945 NW DO= ,
Cou"t, Port St, Lucie, Flooda, 34986,
Won Pre", 5945 NW DO" iI
Court, Port St. Luie, Forida, 34986
and Ryon M, McCabe, Esquire,
McCabe Rabin, P.A,, 1601 FOc
Place Suite 301, West Palm Beach
Floria, 334O1, attorneys for Cathe-
rine P. Chester, 13925 Orange
Boulard, West Palm. Beach, Flori-
da 33412.
Undo F. Youn
Coult Cler
39629 ON 8/5,12/09

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OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #! 2008 CA 000713
U.S. Bank National Association, as
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2005-18ALT, A t-Baked Certir-
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LOT 31, QUAIL ACRES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK S
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBU
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS
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ER THAN THE PROPERTY
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An Okeechobee woman was arrested
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Aysia Browdy, 25, N.E. Fifth St.,
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9, on a charge of aggravated battery and
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under a bond of $5,000.
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her 8-year-old child became embroiled in
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Aysia cut the man out of self de-
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as he dragged her into the
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