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Vol. 100 No. 99


SEECHOBEE EWS


Wednesday, August 19, 2009


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eek of lunches at various
s designed to welcome
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eechobee schools.
year they are welcoming
er of familiar faces as a
of Okeechobee graduates
urned home to begin their
career.
rintendent Dr. Patricia
and other school officials
n hand to welcome the
iup of educators.
very impressed with
she said. "I expect this to


be a very good school year."
Dr. Cooper said she is very ex-
cited about the new year, "We are
in the only profession I know that
has a new beginning every year."
In the crowd were five new
teachers at North Elementary, a
new teacher at Okeechobee High
School, new football coach and
alumnus Myron Jackson, one new
ESE teacher, three new teachers at
Everglades, two at New Endeavor
and one at Seminole.
"We are very grateful to peace
Lutheran. This is a wonderful ex-
ample of our community's sup-
port and involvement in the school
See Teachers Page 11


OHS graduates Ashley Ronkko (left) and Rachel Stih
both teach at Everglades Elementary this year. Roi
teach third grade and Stinnett fifth grade.


ng time UF extension agent retires


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The person who has been the
face of the Okeechobee County
Extension Office for 25 years has
finally called it quits.
Pat Miller has spent the last
25 years as a cooperative service
extension agent in Okeechobee
County The University of Florida,
through the Cooperative Extension
Service, provides research based
knowledge in various agricultural
related areas such as dairy, water
quality, 4-H and livestock.
The Indiana native first spent
NewPete a 12 years in three different counties
eechobee News/Pete Gawda with the extension service in Indi-
ir Thursday, Aug. 13 ana before coming to Okeecho-
g, Okeechobee Caunty
issioners recognized bee County His duties include
ler upon his retirement coordinating three other agents,
7 years with the exten- one program assistant and one
rice 25 of those years secretary and supervising a 4 H
spent in Okeechobee Club program of 500 students.
Commission chair- Mr. Miller has enjoyed work-
lif Betts, left, presented ing with kids in 4-H and watch-
iclamation to Mr. Miller. ing them learn responsibility and
become productive members of


society. The most rewarding part
of his job has been the pleasure
he gets from helping people with
their problems.
He has already been recruited
to serve as a 4-H volunteer.
He was quick to give praise to
his staff.
"There is not a more dedi-
cated, professional, knowledge-
able group of agents anywhere,"
he said. "I'm extremely proud of
them. There aren't many ques-
tions that one of us doesn't have
the answer. We've got the right
people in the right jobs. A lot of
what we do comes from years of
experience."
The four agents together have
95 years of experience with 51
of those years in this county. Mr.
Miller said only three percent of
extension agents receive the Dis
tinguished Service Award. All four
Okeechobee agents have received
the prestigious award.
He also expressed appreciation
for community support.
Mr. Miller said that 10 years


ago a state wide award for the 4-H
Club Leader of the Year was estab-
lished. After six years of Okeecho
bee residents winning the award,
they stopped nominating people
from Okeechobee to give other
counties a chance.
He's been an excellent long
time helpful professional," stated
rancher and citrus grower Sonny
Williamson. "Ask him for informa-
tion from the University of Florida
and he will find it."
Mr. Miller was presented with
a 25 year service award and a
Proclamation of Recognition at
the Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting of
the Okeechobee County Commis-
sion.
"We've had ups and downs
and good times and bad times"
stated Commission Chairman Clif
Betts. Mr. Betts commended Mr.
Miller for his work with youth.
"We appreciate your service,"
Mr. Betts said. "We will miss
you."
See Agent Page 11


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ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEA SILHAN &
BLAKE SIPPERT

Beau and Marsha Hair, Glenn and Patti
Sippert and Sal and Cindy Silhan
announce the upcoming marriage of
their children Blake Sippert of Okeechobee
and Chelsea Silhan of Melbourne on Saturday,
August 29, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's Witnesses in Melbourne, Florida.
The couple will reside in Melbourne.




BIRTHS
ANDIE REESE ELLIOTT

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to announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Andie Reese Elliott. Andie Reese
was born July 6th, 2009 in Martin Memorial
Hospital at 1:03 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds
14 ounces at birth, and was 18 and one half
inches long.
Maternal grandparents are William and
Loretta Weeks. Great Grandfather is James
Weeks of Pahokee Fl. Paternal grandparents
are Jim and Diane Elliott of Basinger.
Andie Reese also has one sibling, Chelsea
Weeks.


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Dance party
Teresa Chandler coordinated a teen dance for children ages 12-15 at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club on Aug. 15. Tweens and teens enjoyed games and
music from 7-10 p.m. All proceeds from the teen dance will be donated to
CASTLE (Child Abuse Services, Training & Life Enrichment). The CASTLE
organization currently serves 122 families in Okeechobee. Thank you to the
following for their donations: Dr. Wemmer, Publix Supermarkets, Ding-A-
Ling Dell, The American Red Cross, Dominos, Louise from the Okeechobee
Wendy's Restaurant and Billy Dean/WOKC and to the many volunteers who
helped toward the success; Stephanie Hand, Buck Hand, Jon Brazil, Teresa
Lara, Debbie & Frank Riddle, Julie Shook, Nicole Simpson, Mack Simpson
and Bill Thornton. Also, a BIG thank you to the Okeechobee Shrine Club for
donating the space!


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August 19, 2009







Man accused of molesting boy


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was arrested late
last week and charged with molesting a 15-
year-old boy.
Earl Lamar Boyette, 69, S.R. 710, was ar-
rested Thursday, Aug. 13, and charged with
two counts of lewd and lascivious battery
and two counts of lewd and lascivious mo-
lestation. He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of $300,000.
According to the arresting officer, Detec-
tive Rosemary Farless of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), while he
has numerous child molestation arrests in
his background, Boyette apparently has nev-
er been convicted on any of the molestation
charges.
"He has an extensive history of sexual-
based offenses, dating back to 1973," said
OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman. "Back in
the '80s they didn't prosecute molestation
of boys because no one believed it. It was
hard to obtain a conviction because the jury
didn't want to believe it."
Detective Farless stated in her charging
document that Boyette and the victim appar-
ently had sexual relations at least 15 times.
The victim in this case was not threatened
with physical injury, the document contin-
ued. Instead, Boyette reportedly bought the
victim gifts in exchange for sex.
According to the charging document,
Boyette reportedly has a fetish for boys who
are in their early teens.
Detective Van Deman said if Boyette is
convicted on just one of the current charges
he could spend the rest of his life in prison.


In looking back at Boy-
ette's arrest history, Detec-
tive Van Deman said the
man was twice arrested
on sexual assault charges
in 1973-one arrest was
in Hialeah, while the other
was in Miami-Dade County.
Earl Lamar However, no record has
Boyette been found as of yet that
indicates the result of those
arrests.
Boyette was arrested in 1976 by the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office on charges
of child fondling and sexual assault. Those
charges were later dismissed.
He was then arrested twice in 1998 in
Okeechobee County on charges of child fon-
dling. To date, no record on the disposition
of those arrests has been found.
In 1998, Boyette was twice arrested in
Okeechobee County and charged with lewd
and lascivious assault on a child. According
to court records both of those charges were
dropped.
However, he was convicted on Feb. 23,
1999, of aggravated battery and sentenced
to one year in the county jail that was to be
followed by 18 months of probation.
In 2007 Boyette was arrested in Miami
Springs on a charge of lewd and lascivious
assault. The disposition of that case has not
been determined by local detectives.
"What you need to remember is that the
further back in history the more inaccurate
the records will be, as far as felony convic-
tions," said Detective Van Deman.
He went on to say the investigation is
continuing.


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Gang-free rally is Saturday
The third annual Gang Free Okeechobee
Motorcycle Rally will be held Saturday, Aug.
22, beginning with a poker run. The poker
run will end at noon at VFW Post #10539,
3912 U.S. 441 S.E., where there will be food,
prize giveaways, auctions, vendors, karaoke
and more. The festivities at the Post are open
to the public and there will be no admission
charge. All of the money raised by the one-
day event will be used to sponsor scholar-
ships for local graduating seniors. The first
motorcycle will leave out of Lunker's Sports
Grill, 4825 U.S. 441 S., at 10 a.m. For infor-
mation contact either Detective Sergeant
Brad Stark or Michele Bell at the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office, 863-763-3117.

BHR VFW to host dinner sale
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528, 29012
East Hwy 78, Okeechobee, will host a Cor-
nish hen dinner with all the trimmings in-
cluding one whole hen with pecan and
mushroom stuffing, wild rice and peas and
ice cream for desert. The dinner will be held
on Sunday, Aug. 23, and donations for the
dinner are $8. Serving will start at 12:30 p.m.
and end serving at 2:30 p.m. Entertainment
will be music with door prizes for "Jail and
Bail" by Men's Auxiliary all afternoon. A
cake walk will be held by Ladies Auxiliary at
1:30 p.m. and a Chinese Auction will be held


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Public Forum/Speak Out


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topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Taxes
Are you aware that Okeechobee
County wants to tax church property? The
is a meeting in early September, I believe
at the Health Center. Someone who knows
should give the details please. Editor's note:
Under the plan currently being considered,
churches would be included in the EMS as-
sessment. This would be similar to the fire
assessment paid by county residents.
I think that's a great idea. Why should
they be tax exempt?
How can Okeechobee just decide to
charge property taxes to churches. They are
a now profit organization.
It's not a question as to whether church
property should or shouldn't be taxed. A de-
cision will probably be made at the time of
or just after the
meeting. If you
have concerns
about this you al
might want to
attend. To some-
one who doesn't
attend church
this probably





attack from many different places even
right here in Okeechobee County.
B I am a church goer and see nothing
wrong with rcurches paying property taxes.
They use the land just like everyone else. It
would bring in extra revenue for the county
and perhaps our property taxes might stop
going up so fast.
I don't think some churches could af
ford the taxes, so then they would have to
close their doors.
Where there is a will there is a way.
God will provide.


OPINION


Our president
Is it just me or does it bother anyone
else that there seems to no longer be any re-
spect for OUR President Obama. By the way,
no I did not vote for him and yes I voted.
What OUR President Obama did what did
was miraculous. It is proof that the masses
will no longer accept petty differences over
skin color. That day is gone forever. Presi-
dent Obama is our legal President since he
was born on August 4, 1961 and Hawaii be-
came a state in 1959. These are documented
facts, not guesses or reckoning. Should all
presidents be respected just because they
earned the title?
So often during the last administration,
I heard and saw the President referred to as
simian, stupid or far worse. Radio persons
(Randy Rhodes for example) would not refer
to him as "Her" President, not hers was Mr.
Clinton. Mr. Obama is indeed the President
and the Office of the Presidency deserves
respect. Having said that, we "the People"
have a right to free speech and the absolute
right to question our Representatives. Read
the Constitution
There are still blatant segregationists
out there rooting for the dissociation of
one group of people from another (though
they've given no logical backing for this feel-
ing), not to mention the fact that, according
to historical evidence, President Obama is
not the first black president. Warren G. Hard-
ing is. Even still, that doesn't lessen the fact
that the man has done something extremely
difficult for anyone, no matter their heritage,
and has risen to a rank only a handful have
managed to gain. Are "petty differences over
skin color" really gone forever? I don't think
so. But it's certainly a start and a step in the
right direction.
I think that it is important for the presi-
dent himself to show respect for the office of
the presidency and conduct himself and the
affairs of the American people with honesty
and with the best interest of the American
people at heart (that means ALL Americans,
black or white). For the rest of us, it is impor
tant to note that anyone usually garners the
type of respect that they earn.
My problems with our president do not
include tt hfact that he is black. Our prob-
lems with our president, whether you realize
it or not, includes the fact that he is destroy-
ing our country


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Health Care
According to a recent Centers for
Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) re-
port, public healthcare spending in CY 2007
reached $1.06 trillion this is inclusive of
Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP funding.
CMS Predicts that this number will more
than double by 2018 with total public
healthcare spending expected to be at $2.23
trillion. These government programs are rife
with fraud, waste, and abuse, often at the
hands of dishonest providers and patients
who use various schemes to cost taxpayers
money. Though difficult to pinpoint an exact
dollar amount associated with this waste,
there is a long-standing estimate that 10% of
all healthcare dollars come from fraud and
abuse, based on a 2009 Government Ac-
countability Ofice(GAO) report. Applying this
percentage to the $1.06 trillion figure, fraud
and abuse accounts for upwards of $100
billion. Inclusive of
.* . waste, in addition
Al,- to fraud and abuse,
Swe at the Center for
.. ,... Health Transforma-
rtion believe that this
number could eas-
ily go above $120
billion per year.
Universal
health care would be wonderful if we were
a country without crooks.
Imagine going to the doctors and have
them tell you that they can't treat you be-
cause the money is gone, the government
gave it all to the illegals.
What do you propose we do when an
undocumented immigrant walks into the
ER with what could be a life-threatening ail-
ment?
If healthcare was universal then no one
could rip off the system, because everyone
would be entitled to it. How can you steal
something you have a "right" to?
The health care reform proposal is so
confusing that I don't think anyone knows
what it will really mean. How can our elect
ed officials be in favor of if they haven't
read the whole bill and can't explain it to
us? There could be anything in that bill. It is
likely to be loaded with payoffs for special
interest groups. I notice AARP is running ads
in favor of the health care reform package -
that is enough to make me question it. AARP
sells insurance. Think about it.


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Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Gazebo in the park
I think the newly painted and repaired
gazebo in the park downtown off Fifth Av
enue looks wonderful. I saw the banners for
the organizations fixing it and thought very
highly of those people out there actually do-
ing something to make Okeechobee nicer.
Whether it was an act of self-recognition
or selflessness, they still got the job done.
Thanks to all those who helped beautify my
community!

Okeechobee football
Well now that practice is in full swing
I figure it is a good time to start a discussion
on the new season. This year's team appears
to have a lot of new guys and a few seniors.
Coach Jackson is definitely a disciplinarian
and it has shown during the summer work-
outs and the first few practices.
Coach Jackson is a very nice man from
what I can tell.
Who will follow in Lonnie Pryor's foot-
steps? There is al-
ways room for an-
other great player,
I hope the younger
kids step up and
prove they are up
to the challenge.
I hope every-
one will come out
and support the
Okeechobee High
School Brahmans
when the season
starts. Let them
know their hometown is rooting for them.
The new coach is a hometown boy and it
would be great to see that support from the
community for the coach and for the foot-
ball team.

Swine flu
With the school year starting, we are
still concerned about the spread of the H 1N 1
virus. There are some serious cases and we
certainly do not want it to spread even more.
If your child is sick, keep him or her at home.
Do not under any circumstances bring a sick
child to school to expose the rest of the chil-
dren there to those germs. Parents should
make plans now for how they will take care
of their own children should they be ill on a
school day. It is the parents' responsibility to
take care of their kids.


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*To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
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potential conflicts to our readers
*To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
To provide a right to reply to those we write about.
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August 19, 2009

Letters to the Editor


Okeechobee News

Community Calendar


Emergency Management
response
I feel it necessary to respond to the com-
ments made by Tom Murphy in his letter
to the Editor Aug. 14 regarding Emergency
Management. I am sure that if my husband
(Gene O'Neill) were alive today he would
have formulated his own response.
I don't know where the misinformation
was obtained that there were only three
activations of the Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) in thirty years. This office
handles operations regarding disasters and
situations such as tornadoes, wildfires, pan-
demics, acts of terrorism, hazardous spills,
floods and yes, hurricanes. To name a few
of these 1998 Tornado; 1999 Hurricane
Floyd; Y2K (Mandatory level II activation);
2001 Anthrax; 2002 West Nile Virus; 2003
- The start of the Iraqi War; 2004 & 2005
Hurricanes Frances, Jeanne, Charlie, Rita,
Ivan; 2008 Tropical Storm Fay; 2009 H I N 1
(Swine Flu) and just last week Ana, Bill and
Claudette all formed within 24 hours and
were being monitored.
In March 2002, Gene was the first recipi-
ent of a professional award by the Florida
Emergency Preparedness Association for his
Plan of Action for emergencies and disasters
in his rural community. He implemented
the Emergency E-Mail network in August
2000. Okeechobee became the 17th of the
67 Florida counties in December 2001 to be
named a Storm Ready Community, a nation
wide program coordinated by the National


Weather Service for the development of
plans to handle all types of severe weather.
All of these and countless others are all de-
veloped plans of action.
Gene made the first proposal for a new
EOC at least six years ago but the project has
been delayed by the powers that be. The
money for this project was already budgeted
and there is a Federal Grant of $1.5 million
awaiting to assist in the construction of the
new building. There are time restraints on
the grant as well as requirements that must
be met for the building itself. The current
EOC does not allow sufficient room for the
assembly of the personnel from the various
agencies required to attend conference calls
and other meetings nor to accommodate
all volunteers associated with these events.
If you attended any of the events associated
with the 2004-2005 hurricanes, you will un-
derstand the necessity of this new building.
My assumption is that all contractors in-
cluding local ones have the same opportu-
nity to bid on this project. It is advertised and
bids will be opened on Aug. 20.
Our current director works tirelessly to
continually provide information, training,
updated technology and service to our com-
munity. As the Director is the only full time
employee at the EOC, volunteers provide
the necessary manpower before, during
and after events. To make contact regarding
training for volunteers call the EOC at 863-
763-3212.
Thank you for allowing me to respond.
Bobi O'Neill


Okeechobee Forecast
Weather forecast for Okeechobee County from the National Weather Service
Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near 89 and a 60 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorms after noon. Winds will be
from the east southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around 75 and a 30 percent chance of scattered
showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Winds will be from the east southeast around
5 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 92 and a 50 percent chance of scattered show-
ers and thunderstorms mainly after noon. Winds will be calm becoming east southeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 74 and a 30 percent chance of scattered
showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 91 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Winds will be calm becoming east northeast around 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 73 and a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east around 5 mph becoming calm.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot with a high near 95 and a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Winds will be calm.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 72 Winds will be calm becoming
southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high near 93 and a 40 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Winds will be calm.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery- Here are the numbers selected Monday: Cash 3: A.M. 1-2-1, P.M.
9-1-2; Play 4: A.M. 6-6-3-2, P.M. 5-5-1-0; Fantasy 5: 7-12-29-30-35; Mega Money draw-
ing for Aug. 14: 8-23-25-41 MB 14; Florida Lotto jackpot for Wednesday, Aug. 19
is $40 million-$3; $25 million-$2 and $15 million-$1: Lotto drawing for Aug. 15: 18-
19 20 41-50 51; The estimated jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball is $245 million.
Powerball: 14-15-26-32-36 PB12 x5.


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 facilitator. 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 an-
other meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean
Graham as the facilitator. For information, call
863- 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sa-
cred 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.

Thursday
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North
Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project and
machine and join in on the fun. All types of
sewing is welcome. For more information
call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry
Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on
the third Thursday of the month to help and
encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the
American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at 863-824-2899.
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for
Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot luck
supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the
Basinger Civic Center. For information, call
Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
Grieving parents support group is a
nondenominational group of parents who
meet the first and third Thursday of each
month, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross
building classroom, Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott
Ave. For information call Georgene at 863-763-
2957 or Melanie and Tony at 863-763-4149.
Family History Center meets from I until
5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome 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 at 412 N.W Sixth St. For
information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet
from noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion
Post 64 501 SE Second St. 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 Meth-
odist 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly
support groups for women who are, or have
been, affected by domestic violence and abu-
sive relationships. 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 from 7
until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area Agen-
cy on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is car-
ing for an ill family member is welcome. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Contractors Association
will meet every third Thursday from noon un-
til 1 p.m. at Beef 0' Bradys. All contractors are
welcome. For more information, contact Scott
Chapman at 863-634-7532.
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 863-
801-3244 or Rocy at 863-610-0975.


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Okeechobee News August 19, 2009


Church plans

homecoming

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The First Indian Baptist Church of Brigh-
ton Seminole Reservation will celebrate 50
years as a church on Aug. 23. The Home-

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featured speaker at the event which will be-
gin at 10:45 a.m. Tribal elders will recall old
church memories and Creek singing will be
led by Matt Tiger. The church is located at
20060 Reservation Road (State Road 721,
seven miles south of th of the blinking light on
SR 70), about 16 miles west of Okeecho-
bee. Pastor Wonder Johns may be reached
at 863-634-1639. Church friends and family
will gather for food and fellowship and the
general public is welcome to attend.
Church of God of Prophesy, 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. Book bags filled with
school supplies will be given to K 12 chil-
dren who attend this event.
"Tomorrow's News" will perform at
Cowboys for Christ at the Basinger Civic
Center on U.S. 98 N. Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7
p.m. For additional informational information contact Kim
Davis at 864-634-6360.
Tomorrow's News will perform at Cow-
boy's for Christ on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7
p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center Hwy 98
North. Come out for a great family night and
bring a friend. For additional information
contact Kim Davis at 863-634-6360.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 SW
Sixth St., will host a community Gospel sing
on Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Refreshments
will be served afterwards.
Faith Alive Fellowship, 3075 SW Third
Terrace, will hold a revival with special guest
speaker Evangelist Gil Howard-Browne from
Times of Refreshing Ministries in Tampa
Aug. 23-25. Times are Sunday, Aug. 23, at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday,
Aug. 24 and 25 services will be at 7 p.m. For
more information please call May Sue at
863-763-0577.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail
okeenews@newszap.com.


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.


Catherine "Kitty" Louise
Raulerson, 73
OKEECHOBEE Catherine "Kitty" Louise
Raulerson, age 73, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at

Hamrick House.
A "Woman of Faith," Ms.
Raulerson was born on July
16, 1936, in Pennsylvania to
Robert and Catherine Griffith.
She has been an Okeecho-
bee resident for approximate-
ly 50 years and was preceded
in death by
her parents and twin sister Peggy
Doerler. She enjoyed fishing and homemaking.
Survivors include four sons, Raymond Caylor
(Rose Ann) of Tazewell, Tenn., Robert Caylor
(Deborah) of Seymour, Tenn, Doyle Caylor of
Tazewell, Tenn., and Richard Raulerson (Rebec-
ca) of Okeechobee. There are three grandsons,
Jeremy and Derek Caylor, both of Tazewell,
Tenn., and Jonathan Caylor of Knoxville, Tenn.
Ms. Raulerson also has one granddaughter, Kay-
la Raulerson of Okeechobee; and a step-grand-
daughter, Shaunda Brooks of Tazewell, Tenn.
She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Quick
and nephew, Ronald Quick, both of Vero
Beach.
Visiting hours and services were conducted
Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at the Buxton Funeral
Home. Interment took place at the White City
Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements were entrusted to the care of
Buxton Funeral Home and online condolences
may be made at www.buxtonfuneral.com.


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:
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.

Church to host Back
to School Bash
Church of God of Prophecy will host 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 town. More information on donations can
be found at 863-634-4359. Donation boxes
are located at Countryside Florida, Pat's Flo-
ral, Sunshine Pay Day Loans and Badcock
Furniture.


Joseph Laswell Johnson, 85
OKEECHOBEE Joseph Laswell Johnson,
age 85, of Okeechobee, died Wednesday, Aug.
5, 2009, in Ft. Pierce.
Born Feb. 22, 1924, in Louisville, Ky., he had
been a resident of Okeechobee for the last 35
years and was a member of the Northside Bap-
tist Church and enjoyed singing.
He was preceded in death by a step-grandson
and three sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years,
Emma Johnson of Okeechobee; stepson, Doug-
las Cooper (Kim) of Clewiston; stepdaughters,
Saundra Scott (Gene) of Clewiston, Pamela Teel
(Frank) of Okeechobee; four step-grandchil-
dren, and nephew, Glenn Devore of Ft. Myers.
There are no public services planned.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FI.

Natalie Chanel Dawson, infant
OKEECHOBEE Natalie Chanel Dawson, in-
fant, died July 24, 2009, in Seoul, Korea. Born
June 4, 2009, to Shawn and Dana Dawson who
are serving in the United States Army.
She is survived by parents, Shawn and Dana
Dawson of West Point, N.Y; paternal grandpar-
ents, Dena Dawson of Grass Lake, Mich., Don
Dawson (Janet) of East Jordon, Mich.; maternal
grandparents, Coreen Cole (Al), of Okeechobee,
Timothy Heckman of Wyalusing, Pa.; paternal
great-grandparents, Jim and Deloris Jahnke,
Michigan, Jerry Dawson of Michigan; maternal
great-grandparents, James and Jeanette Heck-
man of Pennsylvania; and a host of Aunts, Un-
cles, and Cousins.
Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, in
the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors
Eric Phillips and Doug Nickalson of the Ever-
glades Baptist Church officiating. Internment
will following in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.

Frank Hendershot, 67
LAKEPORT Frank Hendershot, age 67, of
Lakeport, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at his

Born March 16, 1942, in
Newton, N.J., he had been a
resident of Lakeport for the
past 18 years and was a
member of the AM Vets of
Buckhead Ridge. He enjoyed i
woodworking and fundrais-
ing for Hospice.
He was pre-
ceded in death by his brother,
Richard; and parents, Walter and Ethel Hende-
shot.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine of Lakeport;
sons, Michael Hendershot of Sarasota, Joseph
Hendershot of Augusta, N.J., Christopher Hen-
dershot of Frorham Park, N.J.; brothers, Bob
Hendershot of Blairstown, N.J., William "Bill"
(Priscilla) Hendershot of Port Jervice, N.Y.; and
sister, Betty Doyle of Candor, N.J.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl.


Ruth Mills Head, 94
OKEECHOBEE Ruth Mills Head, beloved
mother and grandmother, passed away Aug. 17,
2009, at age 94, after a brief illness in Okeecho-
bee.
She has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1992 after
teaching in the Louisiana
School System for thirty three
years. Mrs. Head was an ac-
tive and long-time member
of the First Methodist Church
of Okeechobee.
She was preceded in death by her husband of
sixty years, Clinton A. Head who passed away in
1997.
She is survived by her two sons, Carroll
(Louise) Head of Okeechobee, Roger Head of
Baton Rouge, La.; grandchildren, Catherine
(Richard) Jackson of Deland, David (Sherri)
Head of Brandon, Travis (Michelle) Head of
Honesdale, Pa., and Tracey (Francois) de Marti-
ni of Corona, CA; and five great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time of
11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, in the First United
Methodist Church in Okeechobee, with Pastor
Bruce Simpson officiating. Interment will follow
in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973. On line condo-
lences may be made to www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FI 34972.

Ruth P Fugate, 66
OKEECHOBEE Ruth P. Fugate, age 66, of
Okeechobee, passed away Aug. 16, 2009, at
Raulerson Hospital, Born Oct. 26, 1942, in Ak-
ron, Ohio, she was a homemaker and member
of The Gathering.
She is survived by Timmy L. (Cheryl) Fugate,
Billy R. Fugate, Mary Lowery, Thomas C. (Melis-
sa) Simon, Lorri (Jackey) Bailey and Debra
(Kris) Martin; brother, Donald J. (Betty) Odom;
12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
and a host of nieces and nephews.
No public services will be held,
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FI
34972.


Okeechobee News


August 19, 2009







Commissioners working on budget


Property tax rate of
7.6905 mills proposed
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commissioners
spent Monday afternoon, Aug. 17, looking at
the proposed budget for the coming fiscal
year.
While most departments show a de-
creased budget, one area where the budget
shows an increase is for the State Housing
Initiative Program. The requested bud-
get was $361,766. The proposed budget is
$684,368 which includes July, 2010 state ap-
propriations.
The cemetery trust fund also shows
an increase. The requested budget was
$151,970. The proposed budget of $179,522
is an increase of $33,872 over the current
year. The purpose of the increase is to en-
sure that there is cash to carry into fiscal year
2010/11.
A total of $186,000 was transferred from
the small county surtax and solid waste host
fees into the agri-civic center operating bud-
get. It was noted that the facility will need


either more support from the board or more
paying events.
Terry Burroughs, who is affiliated with
the county fair and Okeechobee Main Street,
said his organizations can bring in more
paying events.
The proposed budget cuts it close. After
transfers to public safety, the general fund,
and the courthouse/agri civic center loan,
the landfill trust fund has a cash balance of
$8,000,537. The board had previously adopt-
ed an $8,000,000 floor on reserves.
At this point the proposed budget is
balanced based upon the budget cuts that
have been requested of the constitutional
officers. If they cannot make the requested
cuts, commissioners would have to cut even
more from their portion of the budget to
make up the difference.
The current fiscal year's tax rate is 6.217
mils. One mil equal one dollar in taxes for
every $1,000 of assessed value. According
to the Okeechobee County Property Ap-
praiser's Office, overall property values have
dropped 15 percent since the current fiscal
year's tax bills were sent out. With today's
declining property values, it would take a
millage rate of 7.5030 to bring in the same


amount of taxes as the current year.
At a July 29 budget workshop commis-
sioners set a tentative millage rate of 7.6905.
This rate would bring in an additional
$347,956 over the current budget. This mill-
age rate can be lowered before final adop-
tion of the budget, but it cannot be raised.
In fact, Commissioner Ray Domer, who
made the motion for the proposed millage
rate, said he was not sure if he would vote to
make it permanent.
At this point, all figures are preliminary
and could be changed before final adoption
of the budget.
Today commissioners are scheduled to
meet at 1 p.m. to look at the total budget
and see where cuts can be made. Among
other things, commissioners will have to be
decide how to come up with $1.8 million
needed for the county's share of matching
fund grants. The special grants fund includes
only grant funding. A source needs to be
identified for the required matching dollars.
This includes grants for drainage projects in
Oak Park and the southwestern part of the
county.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Disaster loans available in Okeechobee


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Federal economic injury disaster loans
are available in Okeechobee County due to
a drought that occurred from May 15-May
26, the U.S. Small Business Administration
announced Friday.
Other area counties that are eligible in-
clude Highlands, and Osceola.
The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan
program is available to farm-related and


nonfarm-related small businesses, small
agriculture cooperatives, and most private
non-profit organizations of all sizes that suf-
fered financial losses as a direct result of this
disaster.
Farmers and ranchers are not eligible but
nurseries are eligible, the SBA said.
Loans of up to $2 million are available to
those that qualify. These loans are available
at 4 percent interest, with loan terms up to
30 years.
For more information call 1-800-659-2955


News in Brief


Habitat for Humanity
accepting applications
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee Coun-
ty is accepting applications for the opportunity
to partner in buiding and purchasing a family's


first home. The applicant must be a legal resi-
dent of Okeechobee County, and meet other
requirements. If you are interested, please call
the office for a phone interview. All applications
must be returned no later than the first week in
Sept. Call 863-357-1371 for more information.


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Special magistrate recommends reduction of fine


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Tuesday, Aug. 18 was a lucky day for
Betty Dixon.
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols recom-
mended that county commissioners reduce
Ms. Dixon's code violation fine from $8,000
to $250. Ms. Dixon's N.E. 14th Ave. property
was in not in compliance from Jan. 22, 1997
to July, 1 1997. During that time she was
fined $50 a day for overgrowth, waste, yard
trash and debris.
In other business, the owner of Jim's
Parts Place on NE 14th Avenue was given
until Sept. 10 to put up fencing that would


shield his junk yard from view or face a fine
of up to $250 a day. The structures on that
property that he had been cited for passed
inspections.
Scott Chapman, owner of Lakeshore
Leasing on U.S. 441 SE, was given until Oct.
15 to bring his property into compliance by
demolishing condemned mobile homes on
the property. If the property is not brought
into compliance by that time, he could be
fined up to $250 a day.
Code enforcement officer Beth Albert
stated that Michael Land has removed the
auto parts and all but one of the inoperable
vehicles from his S.W. 16th Street property.
If that vehicle is not removed by Sept. 10, he
could be fined up to $250 a day.


The case against Salim Laham and Loret- The property of Tangerlina Renella John-
ta Mathieu was tabled due to lack of proper son was found to be in compliance and that
notification, case was not heard.

Community news in brief


H.O.PE. holds school supply drive
H.O.RE. (Helping Okeechobee People Em-
brace) organization is collecting items for local
children in need for back to school. H.O.P.E. is
asking local residents to clean out their closets
of clean, well-cared for, unwanted clothes for
school aged children from kindergarten through
high school. Also school supplies and donations
of funds to purchase supplies are great appreci-
ated. The organization is working with local bar-


bers who will donate free haircuts for local kids in
need. Donations can be dropped off at Maximum
Tanning, 609 W South Park Street. They are open
seven days a week. Please call Stephani Cannon
for questions or concerns 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 sup-
plies are gone. Children must be with a parent or
guardian.


NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will conduct a public hearing to consider the continued imposition of annual fire rescue
special assessments for the provision of fire rescue services within the unincorporated areas of Okeechobee County that constitute the boundaries of the Okeechobee County
Municipal Benefit Services Unit for Fire Rescue Services.
The hearing will be held at 5:01 p.m. on September 10, 2009, in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida,
for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objections with
the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at the
hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should con-
tact the County Administrator's Office (863) 763-6441, at least 7 days prior to the date of the hearing.
The assessments for each parcel of property will be based upon each parcel's classification and the total number of billing units attributed to that parcel.


The following table reflects the proposed fire rescue assessment
schedules for the fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2009:


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future fiscal years:


Jon-Residential


Copies of the Fire Rescue Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the
Preliminary Rate Resolution initiating the annual process of updating the Assessment Roll and reimposing Fire Rescue
Assessments, and the updated Assessment Roll are available for inspection at the office of the County Administrator in
the Okeechobee County Judicial Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in November 2009, as authorized by
section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the
property which may result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator's Office at (863) 763-6441, Monday
through Friday 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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August 19, 2009 Okeechobee News


Teachers
Continued From Page 1
system," Dr. Cooper said.
Among the new teachers this year are
OHS graduates Beth Box, who studied at
the University of West Florida, and will teach
seventh grade American History at Yearling,
and Ashley Ronkko, third grade, and Rachel
Stinnett, fifth grade, at Everglades Elementa-
ry. Their mothers are also employed by the
school system.
Youth Pastor Drew Achong said he was
happy to see a lot of happy faces in the
crowd. He stated teachers are very impor-
tant to a community and he thanked all of
the educators on hand for working hard for
kids. "I've read teachers affect eternity, it is
very true."
Congregation President Jerry Ferrara said
this time of year is an exciting time for teach-
ers. He welcomed out of town teachers and
told them he too had to make an adjustment
when he moved to Okeechobee a few years
ago.
"I was afraid when I first came because of
the agriculture, and rural nature of our com-
munity. I'm not afraid any longer. We have
people that work hard, are good people, and
I've learned a new appreciation for the com-
munity," he said.
Mr. Ferrara said teaching is a very impor-
tant job, and he invited teachers to join his
church, "Okeechobee is like an area that
time forgot, but in a good way," he said.
Okeechobee County Schools start Mon-
day, Aug. 24. Open house will be Thursday,
Aug. 20, with elementary school open house
from, 5 to 7 p.m.; middle schools 6 to 8 p.m.;
and, high school 7 to 9 p.m.


Agent
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Miller then thanked his family and the
present commissioners and their predeces-
sors for support of the extension office.
Now that he has retired, Mr. Miller plans


Okeech,
Nikki Umbaugh of Seminole Elementary ESE, and RaeAn
second grade, enjoyed Tuesday's luncheon.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Beth Box will teach American History for seventh graders at Yearling Middle.
She sat with School Board member Joe Arnold at Tuesday's luncheon.


to spend more time with his grandchildren.
There are three here and one in Tallahassee
that he hasn't been able to see very much.
His 10-year-old grandson in Okeechobee is
his best fishing buddy. Mr. Miller is also look-
ing forward to slowing down, traveling and
cooking. In past years he has cooked for
various extension service programs and a
few weddings.


Mr. Miller officially retires Aug. 31. Until
then he will be using up vacation time. His
last day at work was July 24, 37 years to the
date from the time he was first hired by Per-
due University in Indiana.
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Notice of Receipt of Natural


Gas Transmission Pipeline Atlantic


Certification Application Guf
1. Application number NG-09-02 for certification to authorize location of corridors for and construction, operation and maintenance of, a natural gas transmission pipeline, laterals, and compressor stations was filed by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with the Florida o iwr a dOSCEOLA M.O
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on July 30, 2009. The Project is known as the Florida EnergySecure Line Project (Project). The locations of the proposed facilities are shown on the accompanying map, and run generally from Bradford County, Florida to
Martin County, Florida with laterals running into Brevard County, Florida and Palm Beach County, Florida. The case is pending before the Florida Division ofAdministrative Hearings (DOAH), Case No.09-4151, prior to action by the Florida Governor and Cabinet, acting as the -COUL NTY
Siting Board, pursuant to the Florida Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Siting Act (NGPSA), Chapter 403, Sections 403.9401 .9425, Florida Statutes (FS.). FPL is seeking certification of the Project under the NGPSA.
2. FPLs Project consists of a proposed 30-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline connecting a receipt point near Florida Gas Transmission, LLC's existing Compressor Station 16 located west of the City of Starke in Bradford County to a termination point at FPLs
existing Martin Plant located near Indiantown in Martin County, Florida. In addition to this mainline pipeline, two lateral pipelines will deliver natural gas to FPL's existing Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center (CCEC) and existing Riviera Beach Next
Generation Clean Energy Center (RBEC) via new 24inch diameter and 20-inch diameter pipelines, respectively. Two proposed compressor stations also are included as part of the Project; the "Bradford Compressor Station" will be located in Bradford County and the "45th
Street Terminal Compressor Station" will be located at FPLs existing 45th Street Terminal in Palm Beach County. PO LK
3. FPL's Project application seeks certification of corridors in which the proposed natural gas mainline pipeline and lateral pipelines will be located. FPL's "Mainline Preferred Corridor" originates in Bradford County near County Road 235 and traverses east for approximately
50 miles before turning in a southerly direction and terminating at FPL's Martin Plant in Martin County. Approximately 265 miles of this 278-mile corridor are collocated with existing utility rights-of-way. FPLs "Cape Canaveral Lateral Preferred Corridor" extends northeast COU N TY
for approximately 16 miles from the mainline pipeline in Orange County to the CCEC in Brevard County, and FPLs "Riviera Beach Lateral Preferred Corridor" extends southeast for approximately 6 miles from an existing FPL oil/gas pipeline near Florida's Turnpike in Palm INDIAN RIVER
Beach County to the RBEC in the City of Riviera Beach FPLs preferred corridors will pass through the following local government jurisdictions: Bradford County, Clay County, Putnam County, Flagler County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County,
Brevard County, Indian River County, Okeechobee County, St. Lucie County, Martin County, Palm Beach County, City of Hampton, City of Palatka, City of Palm Coast, City of Bunnell, City of Cocoa, and City of Riviera Beach. COU N TY
4. FPL is proposing five secondary corridors along the Mainline Preferred Corridor and one secondary corridor for the Cape Canaveral Lateral Preferred Corridor. These secondary corridors, as well as FPLs preferred corridors, are fully described in the Project application
which is available for review at the locations listed below.
5. The application for certification is available for public inspection online at www.dep.state.fl.us/siting (click on "Applications in Progress") and at the following locations during normal business hours:
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection St. Lucie
Siting Coordination Office Okeechobee County Public Library Secondary
Siting Administrator: Michael P. Halpin, PE. 206 S.W. 16th St.
3900 Commonwealth Blvd. Tallahasee, FL 32399 Okeechobee, FL 34974 Corridor A
850-245-2002
6. DEP and other state, regional, and local agencies will be studying the application and preparing reports and recommendations on the Project. Interested persons should review the application and bring matters of concern to the attention of the appropriate agency and FPL
as soon as possible Information regarding the appropriate contact persons at the reviewing agencies may be obtained from Michael P. Halpin at the DEP's Siting Coordination Office, whose contact information is listed above.
7. Consideration may be given in this proceeding to pipeline corridors alternate to the corridors preferred by FPL. These alternate corridors may be proposed by persons other than FPL and may suggest an alternate route for portions or all of FPL's pipeline corridors. To Preferred Corridor
propose an alternate corridor, persons must request to become a party to the proceedings (see paragraphs 9 and 10 below), and then must file a notice of proposed alternate corridor with the Administrative Law Judge, all parties, and any local governments in the
jurisdiction of which the alternate is proposed, by no later than 50 days prior to the originally scheduled certification hearing, pursuant to Section 4039412, FSq The filing must include the most recent United States Geological Survey 1:24,000 quadrangle maps specifically
deineating the corridor boundaries, a description of the proposed alternate corridor, and a statement of the reasons the proposed alternate should be certified. Each party proposing an alternate corridor will have the burden to provide the data necessary for the agencies '5
listed in Section 403941, F.S, to prepare a supplementary report, submit the necessary fees, and the burden of proof on the certifiability of the alternate corridor at the certification hearing. See Section 403.9412, F.S., and Rule 62-807.530, Florida Administrative Code St. Lucie Secondary
(FA.C), for further information and requirements ry
8. A certification hearing will be held regarding this application in approximately eight months and a notice stating the date, time and location of the hearing will be published in this newspaper at least 80 days before the date set for the hearing. The Administrative Law Judge Corridor
will receive testimony and evidence from the parties and the public at the certification hearing, if timely requested by a local government pursuant to Section 403.9411(2), F.S., a public hearing where members of the public not parties to the certification proceeding may
present oral or written communications to the Administrative Law Judge shall be held in each county through which the corridor passes; however, the public should be aware that the majority of the testimony and evidence in the case will be heard at the centrally located *
certification hearing. If the Administrative Law Judge proposes to consider communications from members of the public, then all parties shall be given an opportunity to challenge or rebut the communications. EC O E
9. Section 403.9411(4), F.S., establishes the parties to the certification proceeding, and provides: C U NTY t. Lucie Secondary
(a) Parties to this proceeding shall be: FPL; DEP; the Florida Public Service Commission; the Florida Department of Community Affairs; the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; the Florida Department of Transportation; the Florida Department of State, Division Corridor C
of Historical Resources; the Suwannee River Water Management District; the St. Johns River Water Management District; the South Florida Water Management District; the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council; the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council; the
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council; the Central Florida Regional Planning Council; the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council; and the local governments in the jurisdiction of which the proposed natural gas transmission pipeline is to be located (see paragraph 3 above).
(b)Any statutory party listed in paragraph (a), other than FPL or DEP, may waive its right to participate in these proceedings If any listed party fails to file a notice of intent to be a party on or before the 30th day before the certification hearing, the statutory party is deemed ST LUC IE
to have waived its right to be a party unless its participation would not prejudice the rights of any party to the proceeding G H LANDS
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 120, F.S., upon filing with the Administrative Law Judge of a notice of intent to be a party by an agency, corporation, or association described in subparagraph 1 or subparagraph 2, or a petition for intervention by a person described in COU NTY
subparagraph 3, no later than 30 days prior to the date set for the certification hearing, the following shall also be parties to the proceeding: COUNTY
1 Any agency not listed in paragraph (a) as to matters within its jurisdiction.
2 Any domestic nonprofit corporation or association formed, in whole or in part, to promote conservation of natural beauty; to protect the environment, personal health, or other biological values; to preserve historical sites; to promote consumer interests; to represent
labor, commercial, or industrial groups; or to promote comprehensive planning or orderly development of the area in which the proposed natural gas transmission pipeline or corridor is to be located.
3 Any person whose substantial interests are affected and being determined by the proceeding.
4 Any agency whose properties or works might be affected shall be made a party upon the request of the agency or any party to this proceeding
10. Anyone wishing to participate in the proceedings is directed to Section 4039411 (4) and (5), FS. To become a party, a person must file an appropriate petition no later than 30 days before the date set for the certification hearing. The petition (and all other pleadings) must
be sent to: Bram Canter, Administrative Law Judge, Division of Administrative Hearings, The DeSoto Building, 1230 Appalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3060 The petition must reference the application number and DOAH case number NG-09-02; 09-4151
and contain the name, address, and telephone number of the agency or person making the filing. A petition or notice of intent to be a party or motion to intervene must contain allegations sufficient to demonstrate the agency or person is entitled to participate in the
proceeding. Those wishing to intervene in these proceedings, unless appearing on their own behalf, must be represented by an attorney or other person who can be determined to be qualified to appear in administrative proceedings pursuant to Chapter 120, F.S., or Rule
28-106.106, F.A.C The notice or motion must be sent by mail to FPL and all parties. (A list of parties may be obtained from DEP's Office of Siting Coordination at the address and telephone number listed above.)
11. (1)Subject to the conditions set forth therein, certification of the Project shall constitute the sole license of the State and any agency as to the approval of the location of the natural gas transmission pipeline, and the construction,operation and maintenance of the
natural gas transmission pipeline, except for permits issuable pursuant to a federally delegated or approved permit program. The certification shall be valid for the life of the natural gas transmission pipeline, but shall become void if construction on, or condemnation N
or acquisition of, the right-of-way is not commenced within five years after the date of certification or such later date as may be authorized by the Siting Board. ----- GLADES
(2)(a) The certification shall authorize the applicant to locate the natural gas transmission pipeline corridor and to construct and maintain the natural gas transmission pipelines subject only to the conditions of certification set forth in such certification.
(b) The certification may include conditions which constitute variances and exemptions from nonprocedural standards or regulations of the department or any other agency which were expressly considered during the proceeding unless waived by the agency as provided in N T
this paragraph and which otherwise would be applicable to the location of the proposed natural gas transmission pipeline corridor or the construction and maintenance of the natural gas transmission pipelines Each party shall notify the applicant and other parties / M ARTI N
at the time scheduled for the filing of the agency reports of any nonprocedural requirements not specifically listed in the application from which a variance, exemption, exception, or other relief is necessary in order for the board to certify any corridor proposed for certification. I
However, no variance shall be granted from standards or regulations of thedepartment applicable under any federally delegated or approved permit program, except as expressly allowed in such program Failure of such notification shall be treated as a waiver from CO TY
nonprocedural requirements of that agency -- County Boundary g I

Project Corridor /' 0 2.5 5 5
If you would like to receive periodic updates related to the Florida EnergySecure Line Project, please call FPL at 1-800-693-3267 with your contact T ip/Rang iles
FPL. information or visit www.FPL.com/EnergySecure and click on "Provide Feedback". Current project information can also be found on this website. an FPL Group company ownshipRange




Okeechobee News


Local firefighters help with


'fill the boot' fundraiser


The Muscular Dystrophy Association
(MDA), in conjunction with Okeechobee
Fire Fighters IAFF Local 2918, representing
the City of Okeechobee and Okeechobee
County, will be conducting its annual Fill
the Boot event on Aug. 21, 22, 28 and 29,
benefiting research and local services for
the Treasure Coast chapter of the Muscular
Dystrophy Association.
This year fire fighters from both the City
of Okeechobee and Okeechobee County
will be collecting donations for MDA in front
of the following local businesses: Wal-Mart
Super Center, Publix Supermarket, U-Save
Supermarket and Winn-Dixie. Last year,
Florida fire fighters raised over $2.5 million
of the total $23 million raised nationwide.
Karl Holtkamp, MDA Fill the Boot Coor-
dinator stated, "Okeechobee fire fighters are
proud to continue their volunteer efforts for
MDA. It's important to note that all money
raised during Fill-the-Boot is used to provide
services for MDA members here in our own
community. These contributions send area
children to MDA summer camp in Brandon,
Fla., and help provide wheelchairs, leg brac-
es, communication devices, clinic visits and
so much more to local families affected by
neuromuscular diseases. Thanks to the citi-
zens of Okeechobee for their continued sup-
port and generosity with Fill-the-Boot."
Fill-the-Boot is a 55-year tradition that
began as the brainchild of two fire fighters


in 1954. So they grabbed their boots and
headed out into the community with the
hope that people would fill those boots with
money. Since that humble beginning, fire
fighters' boots across the country have over-
flowed with coins and cash totaling $140
million!
MDA is a voluntary health agency that
works in each local community to combat
neuromuscular diseases through basic and
applied scientific investigation, local com-
prehensive programs of medical services
and clinical care, such as those offered at Ju-
piter Medical Center, and widespread profes-
sional and public health education. MDA is
a grass roots organization whose programs
are funded almost entirely by individual, pri-
vate contributions; services to MDA mem-
bers are provided free of charge.
Fire fighter representatives from across
the country will present the proceeds from
their nationwide collection on Labor Day
during the Annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor
Day Telethon broadcast locally on the CW
on Sept. 7.
For more information on the Treasure
Coast Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy
Association, please call 772-873-9422, send
an e-mail to nnorton@mdausa.org, or visit
www.mda.org.


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County Commission Chair, Clif Betts presents Karl Holtkamp with proclamation
declaring August 2009 as firefighter appreciation month.


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KidCare plans enrollment events


Florida KidCare is the state's children's
health insurance program for uninsured
children under age 19. It includes four dif-
ferent parts, or programs: MediKids, Healthy
Kids, Children's Medical Services and Med-
icaid. When you apply for the insurance,
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your child may be eligible for based on age
and family income.
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There are several ways to apply for Flori-
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you applied for Florida KidCare before, call
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Family Checklist What you will need to
bring with you: Your family's most recent
tax return (Form 1040) or your Wage and
Earning Statement (W-2 Form) or current
pay stubs (covering the last 4 weeks) ; the
cost to add your child or children to health
insurance coverage if your employer offers
it; your children's Social Security numbers or
the date applied for if you have not received
a Social Security card.
If you do not have insurance on your
children bring them for a little fun and sign
them up while they play! Call ahead and
confirm that you will be here.There are two


enrollment events occuring in Okeechobee
on Aug. 22. One will be in the morning at
the Florida Community Health Center, 110
North Parrott Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon.
The second event will be the Back to School,
Down on the Farm Event at the Wagon
Wheel Horse Farm at 1225 NE 42nd Terrace.
(Directions are SR 70 east, through the light
at 710, acrossed the bridge on the L-63 Ca-
nal, Turn left on the second street to the left
which is 42nd Terrace and follow past the
SFWMD Field Station. It is the first drive on
left after the Field Station. There will be sig-
nage directing you from State Road 70.)
At both events, there will be folks to as-
sist parents with filling out the applications.
Organizers will have computers on line and
trained assistants to help you fill out the ap-
plication on paper or online. At the Back to
School Event at the Farm, 100 back packs and
assorted school supplies will be given away.
There will be pony rides and a playground
with hot dogs and refreshment for the chil-
dren to enjoy while the parents confer with
the assistants on the KidCare Insurance, get
assistance in filling out the application. Many
of the local providers for the services here in
Okeechobee as well as other agencies and
organizations involved in the community
will also be on hand.
For more information, contact Wagon
Wheel Horse Farm 863-467-1670 or Michelle
Harper 863-634-6397 or Ray Worley Chair-
man Okeechobee KidCare Outreach Coali-
tion 863-447-1114 for more information.


NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR
COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE SERVICE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will
conduct a public hearing to consider imposing solid waste special assessments
against certain improved residential properties located within the unincorporated
area of the County to fund the cost of solid waste management, collection, and dis-
posal services, facilities and programs provided to such properties and to authorize
collection of such assessments on the tax bill.
The hearing will be held at 5:01 p.m. on September 10, 2009, at the Okeechobee
County Health Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment on proposed assessments.
All affected property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file writ-
ten objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this notice. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect
to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an
interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the County
Administrator's Office (863) 763-6441, at least seven days prior to the date of the
hearing.
The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units
on each parcel by the rate of assessment. The rate of assessment for the upcoming
fiscal year shall be $174.40 per dwelling unit. The maximum rate of assessment
that can be charged in future fiscal years without additional notice shall be $227.69
per dwelling unit. Copies of the assessment roll, showing the amount of the
assessment to be imposed against each parcel of property, and the legal documen-
tation relating to the assessments are available for inspection at the office of the
County Administrator, located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
The assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill to be mailed in
November 2009, as authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to
pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property
which may result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator's Office at
(863) 763-6441, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY A


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Okeechobee News


Owens appointed to state council


Kelly Owens, chairperson of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board, was recently ap-
pointed to the State Council on Interstate
EducationalOp-
portunity for
dren. The coun-
cil addresses
perceived in-
equities facing
schoolchildren
of military par-
ents when they
are required to
relocate across
state lines.
Specifically, it
would allow
the laws of ubmitte p tu
the "sending" Kelly Owens, Chairper-
state to apply son of the Okeechobee
to transferring County School Board.
students from
military fami-
lies in the schools of the "receiving" state for


such policies as graduation requirements, Ad-
vanced Placements (AP), and age of student
enrollment. Approximately 1.5 million chil-
dren of military families attend schools other
than those sponsored by the Department of
Defense.
'As the daughter of a career Air Force man, I
attended seven different schools before gradu-
ating from high school," said Mrs. Owens. "The
challenges faced by military children when
they are uprooted and transferred from one ed-
ucational setting to another are far reaching as
academic and social issues prevail. Transition-
ing from a Department of Defense school into
a public education setting can be particularly
difficult. I'm excited to have an opportunity to
provide input regarding these issues as a mem-
ber of Florida's Interstate Compact."
Mrs. Owens was jointly appointed to the
committee by Senate President Jeff Atwater
and Speaker of the House of Representatives
Larry Cretul. Mrs. Owens's appointment term
is effective immediately and she will serve at
the pleasure of the President of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


Community Brief

Gang-free rally is Saturday will be no admission charge. All of the money
raised by the one-day event will be used to spon-
The third annual Gang Free Okeechobee sor scholarships for local graduating seniors. The
Motorcycle Rally will be held Saturday, Aug. 22, first motorcycle will leave out of Lunker's Sports
beginning with a poker run. The poker run will Grill, 4825 U.S. 441 S., at 10 a.m. For information
end at noon at VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 contact either Detective Sergeant Brad Stark or
S.E., where there will be food, prize giveaways, Michele Bell at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
auctions, vendors, karaoke and more. The festivi- Office, 863-763-3117.
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NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND
PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF
EMS TAX ASSESSMENT
Notice is hereby given that the County Commission of Okeechobee County will con-
duct a public hearing to consider the imposition of an annual emergency medical services
tax assessment for the provision of emergency medical services within Okeechobee
County, including the municipal limits of the City of Okeechobee and all unincorporated
areas, pursuant to section 125.271, Florida Statutes, and to collect said tax assessment on
the same bill as ad valorem taxes.
The hearing will be held at 5:01 p.m. on September 10, 2009, in the County
Commission meeting room in the Okeechobee County Health Department Auditorium,
1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving public comment
on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to appear at the
hearing and to file written objections with the County Commission within 20 days of this
notice. Additionally, a community meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 3,
2009 in the County Commission meeting room in the Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida for the purpose of
answering questions from the public on the proposed assessments.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with
respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such a person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to partic-
ipate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator's Office at (863) 763-
6441, at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the hearing.
The tax for each parcel of property will be based upon each parcel's classification and
the total number of billing units on the parcel. The following table reflects the proposed
EMS Tax Assessment rates to be levied for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2009,
and each year thereafter.
EMS TAX ASSESSMENT RATE
(FISCAL YEAR 2009 -2010)
Property Use Category EMS Tax Assessment Rate
Residential Property (per Dwelling Unit) $74
Transient Oc cupancy Property (per room/space) $2
Commercial Property (per square foot) $0.06
Industrial/Warehouse Property (per square foot) $0.01

MAXIMUM EMS TAX ASSESSMENT RATE
FUTURE FISCAL YEARS (AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2009 -2010)
Property Use Category EMS Tax Assessment Rate
Residential Property (per Dwelling Unit) $99
Transient Occupancy Property (per room /space) S3
Commercial Property (per square foot) $0.09


Industrial/Warehouse Property (per square foot)


S0.01


Copies of the EMS Tax Assessment Apportionment and Collection Ordinance, the
Initial Rate Resolution and the preliminary EMS Tax Assessment Roll are available for
inspection at the office of the County Administrator in the Okeechobee County Judicial
Center located at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
The tax will be collected on the ad valorem
tax bill to be mailed in November 2009, as o.EECOBEECOUN.
authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes.
Failure to pay the tax will cause a tax certificate
to be issued against the property which may
result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the
County Administrator's Office at (863) 763-
6441 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m.

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G4S Youth Services/Okeechobee Youth
Development Center is recruiting for a
HSA to manage their Health Services
Dept. Min. 3 years experience as
professional Registered Nurse, including
clinical nursing, nursing supervision,
nursing education, and management
Housing, Medical and 401k.
Fax resumes & credentials to the Human
Resources Dept. 863-462-5238.
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person office. Sunshine
PayDay Loans. Fax re-
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DRIVER Indiantown &
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Supervisor/Cook
Immediate opening at
Okeechobee Juvenile
Detention Center Insti-
tutional cooking and
hands on experience
preferred. Competitive
wages and benefits.,
Must pass background
and pre-employment
drug screen. Contact
Brad at 863-357-9922
ask for kitchen or fax
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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
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3268 US Hwy 441 S
Inside Winn Dixie Plaza

Resthaven
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A Bed & Breakfast
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to Excellence".
* Accepting New
Residents
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Respite Program
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ton, w/heat, like new
cond., $650.
(561)447-2122
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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
WASHER & dryer may
tag working and ready
to go $150.
(863)634-2131
WASHER AND dryer -
good condition, $170.
(239)657-4348




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


(2) SLIDING Doors -
Bronze frames w/ tinted
glass $100/will sep.
(863)634-0955



CRIB cherry crib with
mobile, boppy pillow,
bumper, quilt, crib ruf-
fle $O0. (863)983-5515
CRIB W/ Mattress Ex-
cellent Cond. 3inl
$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 WALKER -
Great condition
$ 2 0 / n e g .
(863)447-3201




COMPUTER 4 School
/Family, XR complete
system. $99.
(863)517-2782
COMPUTER Fast BIk
Dell, XP Pro! Flat
screen, k/m/spkrs Tony
$199. (863)517-2782



WICKER BASKETS -
135 assorted baskets
$100/or best offer.
(863)763-0017



BED full size wood
headboard and foot-
board with nightstand
$35. (863)983-5515
CHINA CABINET -
$300/or best offer.
863)673-7890
(863)673-4599
SIMMONS BEAUTY rest
bed brand new queen.
$1300. (863)697-2413


COUCH burgundy &
hunter green plaid,
good shape $125
(863)763-9096
DINING TABLE Solid
wood table w/ 8 chairs
& 2 leafs. $400.
(863)763-8613
HIGHTOP TABLE Rus-
tic solid wood table w/
two matching chairs
$250. (863)781-0387
QUEEN SEALY mattress
and boxspring Great
condition $200/or best
offer. (863)983-7980
RECLINER hunter
green, good shape $75
(863)763-9096
SOLID WOOD Poster
Bed King Size must
see $500.
(239)368-9438
(239)989-5290




GOLF CART EZ GO,
Freedom Series. Lights,
windshield. Exc. cond.
$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 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
speedloaders
950. (239)275-6942
S&W 357MAG.-
Mod.620,S/S,4" & 200
rounds ammo. $650.
(863)634-1509


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BOWFLEX TC5000
TreadClimber w/ floor
mat. $1000.
(863)634-0955

WEIGHT BENCH w/ All
weights. $60
(863)612-5037



GOLD RING 1 Kt Sa-
phire w/ Diamonds
$2000/or best offer.
(863)763-0277



BAR-B-Q GRILL Pull
behind Great Shape, 8'
by 3" $700.
(863)467-2936

BOAT/TRAILER- 191/2
ft Alum 120 Force Merc.
$1500. (863)261-3328



DOG KENNEL galva-
nized; heavy duty 10' x
10' 6' tall $350/neg.
(863)697-6491
DOG TRACKING Sys-
tem 5 Collars, Innotek
Command Series 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



TV 65" mitsubishi 1080p
DLP TV $1000/firm.
(863)634-9684



AIR COMPRESSOR 20
gallon $125/or best
offer. (863)634-4076
(863)634-0907

CRAFTSMAN TABLE
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YARD MAN Push Mower
- With Honda Engine
lYr.old. Exc. Cond $75.
(863)532-0188


FINISHING MOWER
Coroni, '03, 6' wide,
side discharge, $300 or
best offer
(863)983-7661

RIDING MOWER 42"
MTD 16HP 2cyl
Briggs, Auto, Runs &
Cuts great. $325.
(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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BEAUTIFUL SAMAN-
THA'S GARDEN APTS -
In Town, 2BR/2BA, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500 sec.
Call (863) 634-5780

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IN TOWN 2/2 very
clean, w/d, lawn maint
included, $800 + $300
sec. (863) 634-3572

Oak Tree 2/1.5 -2 sty,
W/D, fenced patio,
clean, $700 + Sec
(863)634-3313




OAK LAKE VILLA 17 -
for reot or sale, clean
2/2 all apple's, $800 moi
or $89k. (863)467-5965



BUCKHEAD RIDGE -
Waterfront, 2BR house,
tfurn. annually or sea-
sonally. 561-352-5977

DOWN TOWN OKEE
4BR, 2 BA, 3500 sq. ft.
No yard work. Water,
sewer & garbage in-
cluded. $1000 mo. +
sec. 863-634-7994

OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $975 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156

PARK MODEL 1/1, fur-
nished, all included.
$145/wk. $300 dep. NO
PETS. 863-983-2809.

SE 8TH AVE 3 br, 2 ba,
on water. $1000/mo
(863)634-1000


DOWN TOWN, 1000 sf.
Individual Offices. Greet
for Lawyer, Accountant,
Etc. 863-634-7994




Christian Couple look-
ing for clean home,
trailer or dbl. mode in
the Okee. area for Win-
ter months. We have no
pets. We are non smok-
ers or drinkers. Call Rex
at (765)621-4402 or
(765)642-3803




OKEE, Furn. Rm. Single
occ., priv. entrance, w/d.
$140/wik & dep., utils
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INDIANTOWN 4BR
3BA Pool Home. Private
fenced backyd. Sell for
$336,180 Rent $1,900
mo. 772-597-2629

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




ACREAGE 2 1/2 acres
in Four Seasons. Re-
duced! $55,000. Call
(863) 697-6446




VIKING LOTS, $6,300
Dry, 11/ ac lots, price
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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

MOBILE HOME 2/1.5,
furnished, all included.
$185/wk. $500 dep. NO
PETS. 863-983-2809.


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13' PEENUE 1995 -
Cross tween Gheenoe &
canoe, 15" transom
$250. (239)225-3282

MERCURY 25 HP 2001
Exc., trailer, free in-
flatable boat. $2100.
(863)517-1110

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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okee bee County Board of
Couodnty Commissioners will hold
R, Regular Seion on ursday,
Augat 27, 2009 at 9:00 am at
e Heath Department Audito-
u, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida.
Any person wedding to appeal
any decision made by the Board
of Coury Com, sione with -
sp, ct to any maer coidered at
this meeting will need a record of
the p -oeedings, and that for
, Inoa, he or t wil
reord of such prooodings is
made, which cord shall include
the testimony and evidene upuon
which the appeal is to be based
In ccordn wth the Aerans

accommodation to parcipate In
thisN proding hold contact
Paula POskon, no later than two
(2) working dayspior to the pro-
ceedingM at 863-763-4559
863-763-2131, ext 2100. If you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voie)
H-888-447-5620 (TTY.
Clif Betts J, Chairman
Board of County Ct-ommiIo
Ok-ebee County, Florida
aSh n Robertuon CAerk
Board of Conty ommissioe
Okeleobee County, Floride
3309S1 ON 8/19/09


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THiE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES OF THlE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE WILL
MEET TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009 IN ROOM 302 OF THE ADMINISTRA
ION BUILDING AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA
34981-S595%
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE 2:15 P.M.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE 2:30 RM.
PHYSICAL PLANT COMMITTEE 245 P.M.
ANY PERSONS SEEKING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THE BOARD
WIH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS
MADE.
330964 ON 8/19/09


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utity Authority will
meet n special meeng on Tusday, September 1, 2009 at 8:30 A.M for
he pur3oe of appLing the tentative FY0 Budget and Resoluton 09-0o6;
t the Okcchobee UIy Authonty Oflcs, 100 SW 5th. Avenue, Okee-
tee, Florida.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobe o Utilde Authoridyty will
hold a Pubic Heang as o ta after 8:30 A.M. possible to colder t1e
adoption of a preliminary 200 Budget Copies of the p ed Budget are
avalabte for inspecon durn- g normal business hours at the office of oUA,
10d SW 5th A-te, Okedhobee, Florda.
Pursuant to Section 286,005 Forida Statutes, if a pe n decides to ap
ea[ any y m M the AuthorYith respect to suh meengs,
r she wll ed a of eedingso and for purpo, may need
oeure that a verbal cord of the pro dings Is made, which reo rd
udes the emo and evence upon whih the appeal is based Such
erson may rovi a d m eo de loga rae or a roder or
such PrbatYmreco rd,,
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John e Hayford, RE.



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August 19, 2009



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009-CA-208
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK as
er le BIG LAKE
NATIONAL BANK.
LVi, IC, TRAVEL EASY RV, INC,
VICTOR A. JONES, and LAURA



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
suant to Summary Fil Judgmet
dated 1, 209, and entered in
Case No. 2009-C-208 of the Cieuit
Court of the 19th Judidal Corcuit in
and for Okecohbee Count, Flda,
wherin SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
. esr by merger to BIG LAKE
NATIONAL BANK 4299 rwy 441 5
and LVJ, LLC, a Florida ited
bity company, TRAVEL ASY RV,
INC. VICTOR A JONES, ,and LAURA
ONES, fendants I wi ell 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;00 A.M.
on the 2nd day of Septeber, 2009,
the flowing desibed property as
set forth in sid Summary Final
JudgeC, to-wt
The part of the South 1/2 of
NE 114 of SE % of Sedion 33,
Toawehip 37 Soth Range 35
East, lyin West o the West
right-of-way line of Parrott
Aenue (U.S. 441), 1t and
excpt the West 15 feet there-
As eess and except a pael
of land lying ina portionof. e
South on-half (S of the
Northeast one-quarter (NE
1/4) of the Southeast one-
quarter (SE %) of Sewton 33,
Township 37 South, Range 33
East Okchobe County,
Florida and bei more par-
th ularly d fearbd as follows
Comn at the Northwst
corner of the aid S % of the
NE % of the SE 1/4 of Secton
33, then bear N T95'19" E
along the North lie of said
1/2 of the NE % of the SE 1/4
of Section 33, for a distance of
520.20 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue
N 8958'2" E, along es
North line of the S 1/2 of the
33, fort a distance of 355.00
the West right of ay line of
Part Avenue U.S. toHighway
441 S1, thence bear e
o05'26" E, along M aid west
right of way line of Patrrott
Avenue (US. Highway 441 S),
for a distance of 270.0 feet to
a point, thence bear S
B958'20 W, along a line par-
the S 1/2 of the NE % of the
SE % of S etin 33, fr a dais-
taned of 355.00 feet to a
points thence bear N
00ao05'26" W, along a line pa
allel with the said west light
of way line of Pa.ot Aenue
(u.S. HighwTay 441 S), for a
distance of 270.00 feet toU 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 Bofrdance ath the Americans
with Disabilities act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled persons, who because of
their disabilities need special acem-

Adminsttor no later tn seven
days prr to the preeding or cal
17728074370, IF YOU ARE HEAR
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.


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NINETEENTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER' 2009-CA-143
UNITED MIDWEST SAVINGS BANK,
Plaintiff,
.D. HEMBREE and OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSOCIATION CORN,

PurEuant tr Chapter 4 m
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puuant to a rnal J ment of Feclo-
ure dated August 4, 2O9 and entered in Ca No 2009-CA-143 of th
rcuit COurt of the Nineteenth Judical Cue in and for Okeechobee
county, Foda, wherein Urited Midwest Savings Bank is Plaintiff and I.D.
Hembree and Oa at Okechobee sOwne Assoiaton Corp are defer
ans, wll t the highest and est bidde for ash at the Jury Asem-
b Room,, 2nd Floor, OKeeciobee County Judial Center, 312 NW 3
treet Okehbee Forida 34972, a even occk a.m. on the th d
f Sept., 2009, the following desbed prpe, together with al i
proments appurtn and fixtures, set forth in id FIl ud
-ent of Foreclosure, to- Ast: "A"
S 2 AND 3 OF BLOCK A, AND LOTS 2 3, 4, 5, 7, AND 8 OF BLOC B
UNIT 2, OAKS AT OKEEHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE pLAT THEREOF R
CORDED IN PLAT 1300K 7, PAGE 92, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEEMCOBEE
COUN0 FLO D 3
ALSO:
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF UNIT 3 OF "OAKS AT OKEE
CHOBEE" IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLy DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS;
COMMENT AT THE NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT BLOCK OF THE
PLAT OF OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE UNIT 2, AS RECORDED N PLAT BOOK 7
AT PAGE 91 OF 3 E PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DATHE POINTOF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE N 433559 E ALONG
THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 100
EET, THENCE S48'46'14E A DISTANCE OF 0.09 TO AN INTERSECTION
ITH THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY FIGHT OF WAY OF SE 17TH TRAIL
THENCE S 4335'59W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 100
EE THENCE N48'46'4W A DISTANCE OF 110.09 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING.
LOT 2
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF UNT 3 OF OAKS AT OKEE
CHOBEE" IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36. EAST, OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED By
METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS;
OMMENC AT THE NO ERLY CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK A, OF THE
FLAT OF OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE UNIT 2, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7
AT PAGE 91 OF TE PUBUC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNT, FLORI
DA, THENCE N 43035'59' E ALONG THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY LINE OF
SAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO HE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENM CONTINUE N 43'35'59' E ALONG THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF .3100 FEE, THENCE 48'46'14E A
DISTANCE OF 110.09 TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE EXTENDED
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SE 117TH TRAIL. THENCE S 43'35"59v
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF I00 FEET, THENCE
N48'46'i4W A DISTANCE OF 110.09 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,
LOT 3
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTON OF UNIT 3 OF "OAKS AT OKEE-
CHOBEE" IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENT AT THE NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 4, BLOCK A, OF THE
FLAT OF OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE UNIT 2, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7
AT PAGE 9 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS F OKEECHOE COUNTY, FLORI-
OA, THENCE N 43'35',9' E ALONG Te EXTENDED NORTHERLY LINE OF
AID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE N 43'35'591' E ALONG THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEE, THENCE 48'46 A'14E
DISTANCE OF 110.O9 TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE EXTENDED
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SE 17TH TR AIL, THENCE S 43'35'59W
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF I00 FEET, THENCE
N4'46'14W A DISTANCE OF 110.09 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING
0OT 4
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF UNIT 3 OF "OAKS AT OKEE-
CHOBEE" IN SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 38 SOU, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEE
HOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED BY
METES AND BOUNDS AS FOLLOWS;
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERLY CORNER. OF LOT 4, BLOCK A, OF THE
FLAT OF OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE UNIT 2, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7
AT PAGE 91 OF MHE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, THENCE N 4335359' E ALONG THe EXTENDED NORTHERLY LINE OF
RAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
THENCE CONTINUE N 43135'59' ALONG THE EXTENDED NORTHERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 4 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET THENCE 48'46'14E A
DISTANCE OF 110.09 TO AN INTERSECTION WITH THE EXTENDED
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF SE 117TH TRAIL. THENCE S 43'35'59W
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET, THENCI
NQ4'46'14W A DISTANCE OF 110.09 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THI
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Dated at Okeechobee County, Florida this 5th day of August, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON,


By; Linda F Young, AS Deputy Clerk
Noti Regarding the Ame"i' wh Disabil Los Act of 199W: In 1 r
accommodation to participate in the proceeding should contact Court Ad-
mnistration h later then seven (7) days prior t lhe p-eeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St LUCle, Forida 34986, or call
1-772 8W7 4370 within two (2) working days of yow receipt of this Notice
If you are herng impaired a1: 1-800-955-8771 and Mf you are voice im
Paired Gafl 1-80d-95S-8770.
KENNETH L. SONLIT ESQo
Florda Bar No- 0883867
eating & Schift, PA.
250 East Coeonia Dnve, SuRe 300
0r1ando, Florida 32801
407-425-2907
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IN CIRCUIT COURT,
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
RCUJIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CaE No. 2008 CA 532
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK,


WENDELL COWART etc., et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pusant t a Final budget of
tered by the Circuit Court of Ok-
chdobee County, Floridda in that
certain ease, dhe doket number of
whh is 2008 CA 532, when RIV
ERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc., is
Painiff, and WENDELL COWART,
etc., elt al., are Defendants, I, SHAR-
ON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Ci0uit
Court, wl, on the 9th day of Sept.,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or as
on o theeafter as the sale may be



Okhobee, Florid, the fo ing


The South 1/2 of Lot 114 and all of
Lot 113, 4 e South 10,0 Feet

vI, ardng to the Plat thereof as
coded in Plat BOok 6, Pages 20
& 21, of the Publc Reords of
Okeechobee County, F orida,
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus fd the sale, if
any, other than the property
tner as of the date of the is
Spends must file a clam within
60 days after the sle.
SHARON ROBERTSON, O0ERK
By: unda Young
As Deputy Clerk
If you are .a persowih a disability
H 432 any ao odaon in
order to pahcipatW in tis proceed-
ing, you are entled, at no test to
you, to the provision of eeain ass-
tance. Plse Cntact Court Adminis-
tration not later than 7 days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Countr
Club Driveort St e FL 34986
772)807-43 within two working
days of yo- eeipt of this Notice, If
YOU ae hearing impaired cal
paired ,a1t (800)955-8770.
Fank H, Fee IV, EsquV 11

500 virginia Ave., Suite 200
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
330059 ON 8/19,26/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT

IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-00052
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
RICHARD JOHN FOWLER, et al,



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pus-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated August 04, 2009
and entered in Cas No. 47 2003
CA-0S528 of the CN2. t Court of
the NINETEENTH judiial Crcuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE Con, Fori
da wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Painff and RICHARD
JOHN FOWLER; CHRISTINA M.
coPP; are the Defendants, I wll s11l
to the highest and best bider for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEEHOBSESE COUNTY JU
DICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3RD
34972 at 1:00AM, on the 2nd day
of Sept., 2009, the following de-
scribed property 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
w0T A MOBILE HOME LOCAT-
ED THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE THERETO,
#GMHGA40432212A &
GMHGA404322126.
A/K/A 635 94TH 43 RAIL SE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any pesn claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property 0wne as of
the date of the Lis Pende must fi- e
a claim within sixty (60) days after
WITNESS MY HAND and the 1
of ths Cour- on Aug. 5,2009.


Sharon Robertson
Cerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F You
Deputy Clerg
Florida Default Law Group, L
P.O. Box 25018
Tamga, Foida 33622-5018
F 86 NMNC-FHA-R-khartmaer
329814 ON 8/12,19/9

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1DTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DMSION
CASE NO. 2008 CA 00674 CA
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDY-
MAC BANK FSB
. PlantifF
CARMEN FIGUEROA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARMEN FIGUEROA;
UNKNOWN PERSON SS IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROpERIY;
Defendants.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puro
ant to a Fnal Jdgrent of Foict-


THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
TE SOUTH 1/2 AND HE EAST
1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2
BOTH OF TRACT 25, SECTION
11, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EA', OrKECHOBKE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGES 3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
PUBLIC RECORDS, I(EP/RC)
A pe claiming an nterst in the1
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the prpero owne a of the
date of the is pedens must file a
aim with 60 days after e sale
Dated this 5th day of Aug., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of 0 id Court
By: uida E Young
As DR3 eputy Clerk
This te is provided psunt to
Administ0ve Order No, 2,065,
In fcordance with the Americans
with Disabiiies Act, If you are a
person th a diabity who eds
any acommodatin in order to par-
tkcipate in this prodding, you are
entled at no est to you, to pr0vi
sins o certain asstae. Plese
03ta44 3He C 143 Ad 1ra 4
250 NW Countn/Club Drve, Port S.
Lie, Fbda 34986, Phone No,
(1772)807-41370 wihn 2 rking
days of your reept of this notF.e or
pleading; f you are hearing im-
paired, call 180955-8771 OD);

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Kahane & Asosiates, P.A.
8201 Pete' Road, Se. 3000
Plantaton, FL 33324
Tel0h3e5 (954) 382 3406
Teesmie: (954) 382-5380
330063 ON "/19,26/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 47-20080CA-000454
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PEDRO GONZALES A/K/A PEDRO
GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PEDRO GONZAIES AIK/A PEDRO
GONZALEZ IF ANY, AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH UNDER AND AGAINST
THE HEROIN NED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN FOE AND JANE DOE AS UN
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN p0su-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foedue dated 8/11/29, en-
CA-000454 of the Crcut Cout of
the 19TH Judil uit in and for
OKEECHOBEE Cnty OKEECOBE
best bidder for ash at the JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM 2nd FLOOR= at
Okeechobee 043d3al Center at the
OKEECHOBEE County Couth,11ue lo-
at at 312 NW 3RD STREET in








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the surplus from the sale. any-
other than theproperty owr as of
the date of the :is pendens, must file
a clam within 50 days after the ale
Dated this 12th day of Aug., 2019.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Ciruit Court
By: inda F. Young
MlE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID 3. STERN, FA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
90 South Pire Island Road
Suite 400
Prlntaon, FL 33324-3920
954)233-8000
AN E EGAANS D 41H

With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a specal acommdation to par-
tiipate In this proceeding should
than seven days prior to the prh
feeding at 2SO NW Country Club
Ii Port St. LUCle FL 34986 or
03 1-772-8074370 within two
working days of y-r reipt of this
Sum-msNotce to Appea- If you
are hearing impaired call
1 800 955 83771. If you a voi im
paired ll 1-800-955-8770, via Fen-
da Relay Serie.
330540 ON 8/19,26/109

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION

CTIMORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
MICHAEL J, ROW-
LEY STEPHANIE B,
ROWLEY F/K/A STEPHANIE B. GOD-
WIN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, 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 AN SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVSEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
DEFENDANTS)




to Pst Fohdoure Soe dated 8/4,
2009 entered in Civil Case No, 2008-
CA-ll of the Ciruit Court of the
19TH 3udical Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee
Florida, I will sell to the highest aM
bes bidder for cash at. Jury Assem-
ble Ron of theI KEECHOBEE
County Judiial Center, 312 NW 3rd
11:0 a.m. on the 2nd day of Sept.
2009 the foE-wing described prope-
ty as st forth in sad Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

LOT 2, BLOCK C, OAK GROVE
ADDITION TO C"T OF OKEE-
CHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE


pLAT THEREOF RECORDED UIN
pLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 86, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any pesn ddaimlng an interest n
the urp 1 from the 1 e. f any.
other than the property owne as of
e date of the s pendens must file
a clam whin 60 days after the le
Dated this 5th day of Aug. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Cerk of the oecuit Court
By: Linda Y~ong

NOTICE, REGARDING ,,TE
AMERICANS AO 14WITH
In acordane with the Aerans
With Disabis Act pe need
ng a specia accommodate to par-
ticipate n this proceeding shuld
than even da prior to the i -
cdlng at 2 N Country lub
e, Port St. Luie, FL R349186
S1-772-807370 within two
rkng days of your ept of this0
am eang impaired carl
1800 955 771 If you are voie im
paid call 1800-955-870, via Flor-
da Relay SerieR.


00 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROD,
PLANTATION FL 33324 3920
(954 233-8000
07-21813. I) (FNM
330502 ON 8/19,26/19

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
1DTH JUDICIAL 3RCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
3URISDIC ION DIVISION CASE
NO: 2007-CA-232 DIV 0
NATIONAL CRY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
AMY I GOING; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMy T. GOING, IF
ANY" AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
COMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFE NDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE bEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAy CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVSEES,
GRANTEESHO OTHER CLAIMANTS;
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puu-
ant to a Summary Fial Judgment of

OV Of the Circuit Court of the
19TH Judicial Cirut i and for
OKEECHOBEE County, OKELCHO-
and best bidder for h at the JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM 2nd FLOOR= at
Okeechobee Jedicia Center at the
OKEECHOBEE County Couohe lo-
Gated at 312 NW 3RD STREET in
OKEECHOBEE, Florida, at 11: 00 a.m
on the 16th day of Sepembe
2009 the following desribed prope!-
Judgment, tRw,:
LOT 3, BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE 1, AC-
CORDG, TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 0 AND 51,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Any pe-n daimlg an interest -n
the surplus from the sak. If anl.
other than theproperty owner as of
the date of the IXs pendens, must file
a d36m W04in 60 days after the sale
Dated this 12th day of Aug., 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clrk ofr the Cut Ciourt
By: Linda F, Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID I STERN, RA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324 3920
3 033-00 0


In aordad e with the A-merians
With Disabilities Adt, peso need-
U;g a sptial acommodati to par-
ticipate in this proceeding shuld
conrad Court Amdniraton no later
than seven days pnor to the pro
ceding at 250 NW Count~r Club
D.th, Port St. Luce, FL 34986 or
l-772-807-4370 within two
wrking days of your receipt of this
Sumns/tlce to AppaNr. If you
1-800-955-8771, If you are vie im-
paired oll 1.00 955S 770, via Flol
330637 ON 8/19,26/09


The Arts are




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The Fine Arts play a vital role at IRSC.
Those who appreciate theater, comedy and
musical performance will want to catch the
McAlpin OnStage offerings for the Fall 2009/
Spring 2010 season.
The season kicks off Oct. 15 with the dra-
ma "Twelve Angry Men," adapted by Sher-
man Sergel and based on the Emmy award
winning television movie. Along with other
shows, the series includes a festive holiday
concert, comedic farce and a featured mu-
sical, "Cabaret" based on the play by John
Van Druten.
Continuing the Fine Arts Department's
commitment to create and produce new
original works of drama, four shows are a
part of the IRSC New Play Initiative. Patrons
of theater will not want to miss these shows.
Shows included in the New Play Initiative
are "Hunting Aliens," "Christmas Doesn't
Love Me Anymore," "Thirds," and "Name
That Murder."
The Hallstrom Planetarium season for the
Fall begins with the Sept. 26 Star Party and
Open House featuring guided tours of the
night sky and viewing through special tele-
scopes. Admission to the Star Party is free.
Shows this season include "Cosmic Zoom"
"Star of Wonder," "Music of the Spheres,"
and "Bear Tales (and Other Grizzly Sto-
ries!)." Planetarium shows are $3 and can
be purchased through the IRSC Box Office.
The nine show subscription series went
on sale Aug. 17 and is $90. Subscription
holders can purchase tickets to additional
McAlpin shows not part of the series for $ 10.
Individual tickets for all shows are $12 and
will be available September 21.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.
irsc.edu or at the box office located in the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center lobby on the IRSC
Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3
p.m., or by phone with VISA, MasterCard,
Discover or American Express. For your con-
venience, tickets may now be picked up at
will call before the shows. Call the McAlpin
Fine Arts Center Box Office today at (772)
462-4750 or toll-free at 1-800-220-9915 to re-
serve your seats, as shows sell out quickly.

Freedom Outreach Fishing

tournament
Freedom Outreach Ministries, Series II,
fishing will offer a 70 percent payback with
an $80 entry fee-cash only. The tournament
will be held at Scott Driver park on Aug. 30.
The one-day Classic will be held Sept. 27
with a $120 entry fee, but to qualify for the
Classic you must have fished in at least four
events. All questions, please call 863-634-
3790 or 863-634-9889.


Okeechobee News





Okeechobee News


August 19, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19T1H JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 47-2009-CA-EC OB S6
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER T0 HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
KELLY JEAN JENNINGS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KELLY JEAN JENINGS
IF ANY;AND NA ALL UNKNOWN
EARTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHATHR SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES E OR O SR
CLAIMANTS OKEECHOBBE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AD JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANT(S)
NOLCE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu-
ant to a Summary FIa. Judgment of
Foreloure dated 4 2009entered
in Civi Case No, 47-2009 -CA000056
of the CircuQt Court of the 19TH Judi
cal Ci.uit in and for OKEEQcOBEE
County, OKEECHOBEE, FloridaE, I wi
sell to the highest and best bidder
for ash at the JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2nd FLOOR, at Okeechobee
Jual Center at the OKEECHOBEE
NW 3RD STREET in OKECHOBEE,
Florida, at 11 tl:O a.m on the 9th
day of Sept., 2009 the blowing de-
scibed pmpert as set forth in said
Summan/ Final Judgment, to-wnt:
A PART OF TRACT 65, PLAY-
LAND PARK ACRES AN UNRE-
CORDED PLAT, LING IN AND
COMPRISING A PART OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 7,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, BEING MORE PAR
TICULARLYT DESCRIBED AS FOL-

COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SEC-
TION CORNER ON THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 7,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
35 EAST, RUN THENCE S.
023B'33" W ALONG THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 7, FOR A DISTANCE OF
1277.50 FEET THENCE RUN S
854135" E FOR A DISTANCE
OF 690.00 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE
OF 2ND STREET FOR POINT OF
BEGINNING. THENCE CONTIN-
UE S 8541'35" E FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 468.O0 FEET, THENCE
RUN N 0236'33" E PARALLEL
WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECIMON 7, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET
THENCE RUN N 854135" W
FOR A DISTANCE OF 468.00
FEET, TO A POINT ON THE
AFORESAID EAST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF 2ND STREET,
'THENCE RUN S 02-36'33" W
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY
LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
165.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Any pers claiming an intea in
the surplus from the sale. if any.
other than theproperty ower as of
the date of .ne Is pendens, must file
a daim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 5th day of Augl, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Cirouit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID 3. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
08-13547 NCM



With Disabilites Act, persons eed-
Ig a special ac"mmedaton to par-
tcipate in this prceeding shold
contact Court Administation I later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW County Cub
Drive Port St Lucie FL 34936 or
eall 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are heaIng impaired cal
1-800-955-8771 If you are voce im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, Mna Flor-
da Relay S"ice
330016 ON 8119,26/09

19t" JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 20I9 CA NOo04W
National City Bank, as Sacessor by
Merer to Harbor Fedail Savings
gaqlPiainto


BIBEam i Yamebl as Guardian of

Federal Savings Biank; Unknown Par-
tus In Posseson #l; Unknown Par
Sin Possession #2, If iving, and
all Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Difedant(s) who are
not known to be dead or aive,
whether Unknown Parties m
caim an interst as Spoue, He,
Deais, Grantees, or Other ai
marts
Defendant(s)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu
ant to an Order of Final judgment of
Foreclose dated 8/4/2009 en-
te in Cil Cae No. 2 CA
000046 of the Ciruit Court of the
1 JudRia Cirut in and for OkBe
chobee County, Florida when Na-
oEal O Bank, as S essor by
Merger to Harbor Federal Savings
Bank, Paintiff and Wiam Yame
as Gardlan of Dods E. Yamehi are
defendants), I will seR to tohe high-
est and best bidder for cash IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, B N THE
SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHO
EE JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W,
THIRD STREET f OKEECHOBEE FL
34972 at I:00 a.m. on 9/2/2009
the following desc`bed property
set forth in said FinaI Judgment, to

LOT 6 AND THE WEST ONE-HALF
WSO2) 0 LOT 7, BLOCK 49, EL
MRASOL, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 1, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIUDA
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 LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO R NEEDS AN AC-
COMMODATIN IN ORDER TO PAR-
OTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING


















YOU AR E ENTIED, ATR NO CO
TO YOU, TO ETHE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANT E. ASE
GRINEEN OK LATER OTH SERSI




YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
O EL IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
pAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMAIRE CALL:
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida,
this 5th day of Aug., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechebee County, Florida
BY: Limda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & F1SHMAN LLP
2424 North Fedea Highway,
Bea Raton, Florida 33431
09-122884
33-067 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:i209-CA-00006S
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A
DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RALPH H, KEEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RALPH H. KEEL IF ANY; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NA-ED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISES,
GRANTEES OR 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 Summary Final Jdgment of
in CMI Case No. RALPH H. KEEL of
the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial
Cruit in and for OKEECHOSEE
Couln Okeehbee Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best biddar
for cash on the July Assembl
Room, 2nd Hloo Okeechobee
County Judicial Cener, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechbee, Flooda, at
11:00 anm on the 9th day of Sept.,
2009 the following des.bed proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 236 MEASURE ISLAND,
UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO


THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 45,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME VIN # FLFLP70A21477
CG AND FLFLPT70B21477BCG,
TITLE R 00 096128 ANDI
0065096129.


other than the property ower as of



SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Ciril Court
By:Linda Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South PMe Island Road
Plantation, FL 333243920
I U I RA...... ..
mERICBE INNEG ARE H

In acrdane with the Amercans
With Disabilities Act, persons ed-



ceedng at 50 NW Country dub
Ddve Port St. L 'ie FL 34986 or
cal 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
SummoRNotice to HAppear If y
aI hBaY ng Impaid SIO

da Relay Se Ice,
329838 ON 8/19,26/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY.
CIVn ACTION
CASE NO.: 200B-CA-201
JUDGE F. SHIELDS MCMANUS
ALLIED INVESTORS, INC.,
Ba FlorIda Corpotion

SUSAN M WHITCOMB HANNER
a/k/a SUSAN M. WHITCOMB, JOHN
. HANNER, et al
Defendants)


TO: JOHN M. MANNER and
SUSAN M. WHITCOMB MANNER
a/k/a SUSAN M. WHITCOMB,
husband and wife
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an aton
for foreclosure of a mortgage has
been filed against you on palpe
located in Okhechobee County, Foa-
da, further idenifed as: I
Lot 30, OKECHOBEE ESTATES,
as recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 20, Pui RecoHrds of
Okeachobee County, Forida,.
You are reued to serve a copy
of your written defes, if any, to it
N MICHAEL J. MwhICHOLAS, ES-
QUIRE, Paintiff attorney, whs
add-s is 2400 S.E. Federal High-
way, sah Fwoor, Start, Floida 34994
within 30 days of first publieatKon.
and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before se-ce on
Paintff's attorney or im-diaely
theeafthr; otherwise a Dofaul will
demanded in the Comp.aint,
Dated this 5th day of Aug., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
By: Linda F Youn
330106 ON 8/12,19/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CaO n: 200# CA 000413
Deutsche Bank National Trust Com-
pany, as Trustee, in trt for
registered holdeb of Ameriquest
Mortgage SecurIX e I, Asset-
Backed Pass-Through Certifiates,
Plantiff,
-VS -
Jos Flol, an Unrearred Widow-
er and ,Suriving Spous of Evelyn
in Posss-on #1; Unknn Parties
in Possession #2; If living, and all
Unknown Parties claiming by,
though, under and against the
above named Defendants) who are
not known to be dead or alive,
wheth1 oid Unknown Pae may
claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Call
Defendants).


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN punsant
to an Order of Final Judgment of


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
OWL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2M9CA10
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSO-








IATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
HE POOLUNG AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEB-
RUARY 1, 2007, GSAMP TRUST
007- NCI
Paintiff,
VS
DAVID MCCORMACK; KATHY
CCORMCK; CASTLE CREDIT
CORPORATION; UNKNOWN PER
SONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
UEGECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.



suant to an Order Receduin
Foreclosure Sale dated 8/4,200n
and entered In Case No.
2009CA10U of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicia Cir itn and
r OKEECHOBEE County, Florida.
ASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE E OONG AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF FEBi
UARY 1, 2007, GSAMP TRUST
2007-NC1 is Paintlff and DAVID
MCCORMACK; KATHY MCCOR-
MACK, UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY, CASTLE CREDIT COR-
PORATION; are defendants I I
.i1 to the highest and best bidder
for sh The Jury Assermbly
Room, 2nd Flor, Of The Okee-
;hobe County Judicial Center,
12, N.W 3rd Street Okeecho-T 0
be, Florida 349 At 312 Northwst
Third Street, Okeecahoee In
Okeechob County, Florida, at
11:00 a.m., on this day of
Sept., 2009, toe following de-
cribedIproperty as set foi h in
said Fia/Judgmlent, to wit:
LOT 93, TREASURE ISLAND,
AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK s
PAGE B3, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,

other than the propert/oner as
.f Lhe date of this pendens but
ie a cim within 60 days after
the se,
Dated this 6bh day of Aug.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By: Linda S Young
As Deputy Clerk
This ntice is provided pumuant
o Administave Order No 2.065.
n accor-dnce wih the Ameicans
woith Disabilities Adt, If you ae a
person with a di bilty who eeds
any acommodation in order to
Oartipate in this proceeding, you
r entitled, at no cost to you, To
les intactt the Court Admlns-
tabor at 250 NW Countr, ub
Dri, IPort St. L ie, orida
986 Phone No (772)807-4370,
within 2 working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice or pleading; if

voice impaired, cal.
.-300-955-8770 V) (Via Forida
Relay Series).
Qahane & Associates, RA,
8201 Peters Road, Ste, 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Tephone: (954) 382-3486
Tdlefasimile: 954) 382-5380
29928 ON 8;12,19/09 _
FoIosue dated 8/4/2009 entered
in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000413 of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Cicuit in and for Okeehobee
CountF, Florda, wherein Deut-he
Bank Naonal Trust Company, as
Trstee, in trust for the regismred
hlder of Amefiquat Mortgage Se
cuties It, Asst-Backed PaS-
Through Certfcates, Series 2004-
Ri0, Plaintiff and Jose Fnoes an Un
re orrfd Widower and Surving
Spouse of Evelyn Floras (DOD
05/01/2008), Deeased are defend
dant(s) I will ell to the hiUhest and
best bidde for N, h, IN HHE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 at
i:00 aIm. on 9/2/2009 the follow-
ig described property as set forth in
Ad Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 14, CEDAR GROVE IT, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 30, OF THE PUBEC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPER OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LOS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN BE


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this 5th day o Aug., 209.
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Okeechobee County, uFlsda
By: Unda F. Yong



Boa Rat, Fkridart 33431
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JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
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TO: Joe Sprinkle
duding any unknown spouse of
the said Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either or both of
said Defendants a- dead, their e-
spectlve unknown heirs, devisee,
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persns daiming by, through, un-
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THEREOF, ON FILE 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#: LF1553A AND VIN#:
-F1553B, MANUFACTURED
HOME, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS
DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A
PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.
mre commonly known as 3044
SoUtheast 35th Avenue, Okeech
bee, FL 34974.
This action has been filed against
you and you al required to -e a
cpy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LL At-
torys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 10004 N. Dale Mabry Highway,
Suite 112, Tampa, FL 33618, witin
thirty 30 days after the first publi
nal with the clerk of this Court ether
before seie on Plaintiff s attorney
or imHdiately there after; oth,-
wse a default will be entered
in the COmplaint
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Coutb on the 4th day of Aug., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts


330069 ON 8/12,19/09


THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Ca. I: 200M CA 000713
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Trustee for Terin Mortgage Trust
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caTes, Series 2005 18ALTU
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C ur; Regions Bank; CACH, LLC
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NOTICE IS EREBY GIVEN puant
to an10 Orde of a Judgment of
Fore lre dated 8/4/2009, en
tered in Civil Case No 2008 a
000713 of the Circuit Court of the
19th 31 judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, Floida whrein U.S.
Bank National Assoc n, as Trus
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the hghest and best bidder for cash,
IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON
THIE SECOND FLOOR, OF THBE ORKEE-
CHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER 312
N.W THIRD STREET, OKEECOBEE,
FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on g/2/2009
the following descihed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-

LOT 31, UAIL ACRES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN pLAT BOOK I,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNT, FLORIDA,
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SAL, IF ANY, OMH'
ER THAN THE ROPER Y
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF
THE US PENDENS MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER 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 CS
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. ELE


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this 5th day of Aug., 2009,
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CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee Counts, Flrida
BY: Lda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISH MAR, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway,
Suie 360
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Sports News in Brief


Upwards Soccer signups

The deadline to register for Upwards
Soccer at Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.
32nd St., is Aug. 27 and the cost is $65 per
child. Evaluations will be held on Aug. 20,
25 and 27. Practice begins Aug. 31. Boys and
girls from K-4 through sixth grade may sign
up. For more information, please call the
church at 863-763-1699. Children's Church
at Oakview begins Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10:30
a.m.


Youth Soccer sign ups

scheduled

Sign-ups for the Okeechobee County Rec-
reation Department's Youth Soccer League
will be held Monday through Friday, from
8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., now through Friday,
Sept. 4. Registration is $35 per child and is
being conducted at the Recreation Depart-
ment office at 640 N.W 27th Lane, located
at the Sports Complex. The League will
consist of five age divisions: 14 & Under, 12
& Under, 10 & Under, 8 & Under and 6 &
Under. Parents will need to present a copy
of the participant's Birth Certificate at time
of registration. Participant's age as of Dec.
31, 2009 will determine age division. Games
are played locally and are scheduled to be-
gin Saturday, Oct. 3, with league play ending
before Christmas. Sponsors, coaches and
volunteers are needed. Please call 763-6950
for more information, if necessary.


Soccer clinic postponed

The soccer clinic scheduled for, Aug.
10-14 was postponed. Instead, the clinic
will be condensed to a one-day session
tentatively scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 12, from 8 a.m.-noon. The price is
$15 per child (ages 5-19). For more informa-
tion, please call Josephine O'Mallan at 863-
763-6950.


OCRA sign ups to begin

OCRA will be holding registration for
football, baseball and softball at the sports
complex each Saturday from 9 a.m. until I
p.m. through Aug. 29 and again on Labor
Day weekend in Flagler Park from 9 a.m.
until 1 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Fees for the fall season will be $75 for foot-
ball, baseball and softball and $60 for flag
football and t-ball. All youth ages 5-14 are
encouraged to play. For questions, please
call 863-634-1437.


Middle School sports tryouts

set

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


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Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Edward Oliver Burton, 46, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Aug. 12 by OCPD Ser-
geant Russ Cale on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure to appear
- resisting a law enforcement officer without
violence. His bond was set at $3,000. Burton
was later arrested by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. He is being held without
bond on that charge.
LeShawn Lorenzo Henderson, 20, N.E.
1lth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13
by Deputy Brian Cross on a charge of pos-
session of marijuana over 20 grams. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Ricki Campbell, 14, was arrested Aug.
13 by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a charge of
battery on detention staff. She was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then turned
over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Dora Lynn Vandiver, 33, N.E. 48th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 13 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging her with violation of probation
- driving under the influence. She is being
held without bond.
Christopher Lee Martin, 24, S.E. 33rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14
by Deputy Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with grand
theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
Charles Fox, 20, N.E. Third Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 14 by Dep-
uty Eliberto Carmona on a charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Teresa Lynn Hite, 41, S.E. 14th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by Dep-
uty Dale Hardy on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with violation of pro-
bation driving while license suspended-
habitual offender. She is being held without
bond.
Raonel Mendez Palacios, 24, S.E. 22nd
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16
by Trooper Thomas B. White on a charge
of driving while license revoked-habitual of-
fender. His bond was set at $1,500.
James Jay Perdue, 26, S.E. 23rd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 16 by Dep-
uty Dale Hardy on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand theft-mo-
tor vehicle. His bond was set at $5,000.
Jason Michael Beaulieu, 16, N.E. 301st
Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 17 by
Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a war-
rant charging him with armed burglary of a
dwelling and grand theft. His bond was set
at $6,500.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
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Broken foot doesn't


stop this player
By Charles M. Murphy "I would have liked to have been more of
Okeechobee News a part of it. I played a little bit, but I wasn't
Brant Harden's sophomore football year able to practice. It slowed me down. It was
was cuI short when he broke two bones a bummer," he said.
u Harden worked hard on his rehab and
in his foot during an offensive drill early in has been praised by the coaches for his
summer camp last year. dedication. He has shown up every day for
Harden didn't let the setback discourage practice and also was always in the weight
him from playing football as he rehabbed all room during the summer. He has also tried
year long, and is now counted on to be a key to build up his legs and calf muscles after a
player on this year's squad. year away from the game.
"I'm looking to have a good season, "I've been here every day working hard.
work with everyone, have a good season, I'm trying to keep my feet safe," he said.
keep the morale up and make the playoffs," Harden said he is very impressed with
he noted. the new coaching staff and predicts they will
Harden said he loved watching the team do an excellent job He also gets to play with
win eight games and make the playoffs last his cousin Thor Harden, who grew up with
year. However, he wished he could have him.
contributed. "We always compete
Against each other. We
see which one can
knock the other out the
fastest," Harden stated.
"Honestly I just like hit-
ting. It just appeals to
ime. If you mess up
you can take it out on
somebody else."
Harden will likely
see time at full back
on offense and at line-
backer on defense.
.. He thanked his un-
cle, Offensive Assistant
...... at mom Tracy Harden,
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Offense coming together

By Charles M. Murphy are going to grow," Enrico noted.
Okeechobee News The offensive line has a couple of re-
New Okeechobee High School Football turning players in Kyle McGee and Justin
Offensive Coordinator Jon Enrico is thrilled Conrad. Thor Harden, only a sophomore,
with the speed in which his players have is also a likely starter.
learned the new system. hav Enrico said there isn't a lot of depth on
After just nine days of practice, things the offensive line but he expects the unit to
have begun to get a lot clearer for Okeecho- improve as the season goes on
bee coaches. The wide receivers are led by Walt
"Thekids are working hard. The new Fortner, and JV QB Colby Frank. Deforest
offense has a lot of information. They've Shanks is also in the mix. Enrico said he
done a real good tob of getting oTheyve plans to move the ball around a little bit
and running i, he sd and mix up the offense. He said the team
and running it," he said. won't be known as a running team or a
The team holds offensive meetings ev- passing team, but a mixture of both.
ery day before practice and each player is pass ingta, ture of ot
givenits Enrico does intend to rely heavily on
school began two weeks early for these Marcus Martin, the starting tail back. D.J
Washington could also be a factor in the
kids.he QB position is a battle between a backfield along with a handful of other
veteran and a couple of young players. Last young i Washington has opened up
year's bakpQ ilenh a Enrico said Washington has opened up
sparingly, has the edge over a couple of some eyes even though he's only a fresh
s players D. Washington, Jack Rade man. Enrico said talent, and not age, will
young players D.J. Washington, JacktRade- be he main factor when coaches decide
baugh, and Cade Stokes. Tyler Barber is golf Florida Wildlife Rescue Service Inc. is a
another young QB. "The group is looking who to play, ie m n ot afraid of using ninth
good. T.J. is likely the favorite but the other graders," Enrico said. "If they are ready to
kids are pushing him hard. I'm real excited play we'll use them We want to put the
provided For more inth gformation call Mark vicds best group of kids on the field that we can.
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Sports News in Brief

Golf team to hold fund raiser Rescue available for local wildlife
The Okeechobee boys and girls golf Florida Wildlife Rescue Service Inc. is a
teams will hold a fundraiser golf tournament non-profit organization providing free rescue,
on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Okeechobee pick up, and transport of sick, injured and or-
Golf and Country Club. The registration fee phoned wildlife in the Okeechobee area They
is $200 for teams of four. Hole sponsorships are lic e by the kecho p re they
cost $100. There will be prizes, and lunch are licensed by the FWC to provide these ser
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Christian rodeo
Local bull rider, Tyler Mills, son of Buddy Mills, who has been practicing his riding skills at Geth-
semane Ranch, takes on the challenge of bull riding at the recent Christian rodeo. The event was
held in the beautiful air-conditioned Turner Center in Arcadia on Aug. 15. Tyler was one of 140 other
event riders who took on the daring acts of trying to either ride a bull, bronc or saddle bronc. Many
barrel racers tried their hand at the races too. The rodeo opened with a prayer for the safety of the
contestants and also with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Many thanks go out to each
of the volunteers helping with the event for their time, patience and dedication.


Okeechobee News


August 19, 2009






Big 0 Teen Anglers compete in tourney


Our state tournament was this past
weekend in Kissimmee on Lake Toho.
Seventy-two anglers from six junior clubs
competed in a two-day tournament for the
opportunity to fish in the southern division-
al. The top angler in each age group came
from the Big '0' Teen Anglers, Inc. I've in-
cluded club standings for the top ten.
Garrett Farmer was the winner in the
15-18 age group. He had a two day total of
22.90 lbs.
Kyle Monti took 2nd place with 18.83
lbs.
Luke Joles took 4th place with 16.87
lbs.


11-14 age group. He had a two day total of
17.49 lbs.
Jon Gonzalez took 4th place with 10.91
lbs.
Tyler Brenner took 7th place with 6.74
lbs
Logan Bohannon took 10th place with
5.12 lbs.
Anglers caught 260 fish over the two-
day event with a total weight of 508.30 lbs.
We'd like to thank our boat captains who
took the time to travel to Kissimmee.
Mike Zubricky, Brian Hays, Ken Hall,
John Supley, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Farmer,
Mike Frost, Leroy Bauer and David Straight.
We'd also like to extend our thoughts
and prayers to the family of Carl Lewis.


Luke Joles (left) and Dusty Hall (center) each placed in the competition and
Ryan Edwards (right) was the winner in the 11-14 age group.


Jonn uonzalez (lett), Tyler Brenner (center), and Logan Bonannon each
placed in the competition in the 11-14 age group.


BIRTHS
AUDRA MARIE FRIEND

Joey and Misty Friend of Okeechobee
are proud to announce the birth of their
daughter Audra Marie Friend. Audra arrived
Sunday July 19, 2009, at 5:57 p.m. at Martin
Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, I
ounce, and was 20 inches long.
Her maternal grandmother is Patty Baskett
of Okeechobee. Her paternal grandparents are
Stuart and Peggy Friend of Okeechobee.
Audra was welcomed home by her very
excited big brother Zachary Wyatt Friend.




ANNIVERSARY
CAROL & JIMMIE HORTMAN
CELEBRATE 50TH

Carol and Jimmie Hortman were joined in marriage on August
4th 1959, by Rev. Glenn Adams in Amarillo, Texas.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking
a Western Caribbean Cruise to Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel,
Mexico. They were accompanied by their son Van Hortman,
daughter Robin and Ted Van Deman and grandson J.T.


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Soccer goal keepers get new training
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A veteran goal keeper, originally from
Columbia, instructed Okeechobee kids in-
terested in being soccer goal keepers on
Saturday.
The event was organized by the Okeecho-
bee Soccer Club and was held at the soccer
complex across from North Elementary
School.
"Goal keeper is where my passion lies,"
Coach Bernie Quintero said Saturday as he Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
tutored four Okeechobee players. He has Bernie Quintero talks to Okeechobee
worked for about 10 years training goal soccer players Gustavo Garcia and
keepers on the Treasure Coast. He played for Roger Duque.
minor divisions of Deportivo Cali in Colum-
bia, moved to Queens, New York and went
on to study at Saint Johns University.
He gives kids the basics and even helps
prepares older players for their college try-
outs. "I believe in hard work and dedica-
tion."
Quintero taught the goal keepers things
they won't learn in a handbook. He stated
it is difficult to train goal keepers and it nor-
mally can be a time consuming and very ex-
pensive process.
Quintero also led a group of boys in a
16 and under team to second place in the
United States Youth Soccer National Cham-
pionship Series. The squad, Mako United of
Port St. Lucie went 34-4-4 in the past year.
Quintero said he is proud that he took a
bunch of recreation players and turned them
into a successful program.
Soccer Club Member Celia Fox praised
Quintero for coming to Okeechobee and Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
helping our youth, "He's been there for us. Bernie Quintero teaches Okeechobee
He has a heart for helping me." kids some soccer tips.
She noted Quintero charges just a frac-
tion what other instructors will cost which
makes it feasible for Okeechobee players to
afford his help.
Quintero noted soccer is quickly becom-
ing a rich sport as the costs of instruction
have risen sharply in recent years.
Kyle Gumm of Port St. Lucie who assisted
Quintero in teaching the Okeechobee kids,
noted Quintero helped him earn a college
scholarship at Penn State University. "He has
helped me so much. I've learned everything
from him. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Gustavo Garcia shows off what he
him." learned at the soccer clinic.


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