Group Title: Okeechobee News.
Title: Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION PDF VIEWER THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/01503
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Okeechobee News
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: August 28, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028410
Volume ID: VID01503
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 72823230
alephbibnum - 003642554
lccn - 2006229435
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

01503 ( PDF )


Full Text








Vol. No.
Vol. 100 No. 103


SEECHOBE NEWS


Friday, August 28, 2009


County works on drainage plans
By Pete Gawda tioned how the unemployment Smith & Associates, discussed two 33,600 gallon per minute pump
Okeechobee News rate has increased over the past projects his firm has been working to convey stormwater to LCSE
With the budget finally worked year The Workforce Develop on for some time -an east west The estimated cost is between
out, there wasn't much excitement ment Board has a new website conveyance feasibility study and $2.62 million and $3.02 million.
at the Thursday, Aug. 27 meeting and is now using Facebook and southwest drainage area storm- The land required would be either
and more of Okeechobee County Commis- Twitter to reach the younger job water improvements, two acres or 10 acres depending
sioners. Most of the discussion force. Among their activities this The east-west conveyance on where the pump was placed.
dealt with major drainage projects past year they conducted a job fair project was developed to convey Alternative 1C uses a combination
and the annual report of the Work- for the FPL plant at Indiantown. stormwater from the SW 7th Av- of gravity and pump to move the
Pop Warner Jamboree force Development Board. They have reorganized to provide enue ditch to the Limpkin Creek water and contains a storage area.
this weekend... Page 14 Gwenda Thompson gave the more efficiency and they are now Stormwater Facility (LCSF) west Estimated cost is $5.63 million and
annual report for the Workforce concentrating on improving per- of SW 16th Avenue. It consists of it requires 43 acres. It would utilize
Development Board. This organi- formance. It was noted that they three alternatives, an above ground reservoir with
Inde nation is dedicated to training em- need more local volunteers on Alternative 1A deals with grave water levels no greater than 3 feet
ployees and matching them with their board of directors, ity discharge to LCSF. The estimat- above natural grade.
Classifieds 15-23 employers. They serve 22,000 job Turning to drainage, Orlando ed cost is between $1.5 million The southwest area drainage
Community Events ............................6 seekers throughout the Treasure Rubio, project engineer for the and $1.62 million and requires
Cmrosw r 23 Coast area. Ms. Thompson men- county's engineering firm -Craig A. 10 acres. Alternative 1B utilizes a See County Page 2


Obituaries.. ....... ...... .. ........ .6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ....... ...... ...... ....... 14 23
Weather 5
Lake Levels

14.05 feet
Last Year: 13.81 feet
A nored By:

I f:.Le' I r ,
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth given
in feet above sea level
See page 4 for information about
how to contact this newspaper.
newszap.com
Free Speech Free plis
III IE I I l|

11111 I1I1111

S 6510 00 24

r -phb-n.ci a'' dz I |

I Mlml.. .i\llri li~il she


Brahmans o

about chance
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
New Coach Myron Jackson will
unveil brand new offensive and
defensive schemes to Okeecho-
bee football this year. He believes
his team will be ready once the
bell rings Friday.
"I'm pleased with the work
these young men have put in,"
Jackson said this week.
His offensive unit will return
several starters, and his defense
has been given a boost by two out
of town transfers who will step in
and start immediately.
Here is a breakdown of this
year's squad.
Quarterback Senior T.J. Allen
and freshman D.J. Washington
have battled it out in camp for the
starting job. Allen will start Friday
and Washington is expected to
see significant action.
Coach Jackson said both play-
ers have big play potential with

i,,r ,


Optimistic

ees this year
the ability to run or pass. He also
plans on keeping the offense
simple and expects a lot of timing
patterns in the passing game.
"Both kids have the potential
to make bad plays become good
plays."
Running backs


Marcus Martin will take over
as the primary running back. He
missed last year but came back
in the spring without missing a
beat. He is known as a down hill,
aggressive runner. Others in the ii
backfield will include John Kemp, -
Josh McCall, and Brant Harden New ride
who have little experience with ride
varsity ball. Deforest Shanks and The ARC of Okeechobee, a day training facility helping the dis-
Walt Fortner could also line up as abled, is enjoying a new diesel bus thanks to the cooperative
tailback at times. efforts of the Cypress Hut Eagles 4509. The Eagles are shown
Receivers Walt Fortner will in the picture handing over $3,102 raised through community
be Okeechobee's big play guy. efforts. From left to right are: William Huston, Worthy President
He had a very productive junior and Valery Falco, Past Madam President under whose terms the
season. He has good speed and funds were raised. Also ARC Executive Director Nancy Zeigler,
Board member Gwen Marsh, volunteer Jeannie Bramlett and
See Brahmans Page 2 Diana Huston, ARC assistants who procured the bus.


50 Plus tax


I I




Okeechobee News


County
Continued From Page 1
improvements projects is located north of
Durrance Road, east of SW 7th Avenue,
south of SW 21st Street and west of U.S.
441 and covers a 170 acre drainage area
consisting residential and commercial de
velopments. It includes a middle turn lane
for Wolff Road and a sidewalk on the north
side of the road. The board spent some time
discussing specific areas within this project.
This is an area that experienced consider-
able flooding damage in the 2004 and 2005
hurricanes. The project cost is estimated to
be $2,557,503. However, cost savings of pre-
venting future flood damages is calculated
to far outweigh the cost of the project.
The county's lobbyist, Dale Militia in-
formed the board them that the state has


Brahmans
Continued From Page 1

is likely to return punts and kickoffs. Others
i ,. h ,,,, ,,, h I. 11 1,, U -, I,,, .I r, ,,

Offensive line
With Tony Kibler playing at Glades Day,
Kyle McGee becomes the undisputed leader
of the offensive line. He'll line up at right
tackle. He has impressed Coach Jackson
\ i i, ; .. i i in i location this year.
.1 1,,.i .. .1 i II ii on the line. Only
a sophomore, Thor is considered mature be
yond his years. Jackson said he's excited to
have Harden for three years. Other starters
will include Garth Striebel, Jonathan Hudoff,
who earned praise for his athleticism, and
Benjamin Estey. The line is a little short in
experience.
Defensive outlook
Jackson will personally coordinate the de-
fense. He notes it is easier to get the defense
ready to play. He noted knowing where to
line up correctly is about 80 percent of a
defense. He used a Bobby Bowden quote
to define his defense, "It's just giving maxi-
mum effort and running like your hair is on
fire, playing until the echo of the whistle is
silent."
Defensive line
Thor Harden and Kyle McGee are expect-


appropriated $1.5 million for Okeechobee
County drainage.
"Sitting on the appropriation can be dan-
gerous," he warned. "The governor's office
wants accountability for this money."
If you don't spend the money, they might
not give you any more," said Commissioner
Clif Betts.
Consultant Debbie Belcher informed
commissioners that there was grant money
left over from a Country Hills drainage proj-
ect. She said those funds might be shifted to
other drainage projects.
Several other possible sources of fund-
ing, including FEMA grants, were discussed.
It appeared there was a possibility most of
the funding could come from sources other
than county funds.
Staff was directed to further pursue the
drainage projects and try to secure the ease-
ments necessary for the southwest drainage
project. Mr. Betts suggested the possibly of
ed to see a lot of playing time at defensive
tackle. Jason Ford will give them a breather
inside. Justin Conrad, a starter last year, re-
turns at defensive end. Brant Harden, Hud-
off, and McCall will also see time at defen-
sive end.
Jackson said he is impressed with Con-
rad's work ethic, h I .. i.. I r I ,
aggressive, he de-..... r. I i I
Jackson plans to keep his defensive line-
men versatile as they'll be needed at mul-
tiple positions.
Linebackers
A pair of transfer students has stepped in
at linebacker and should start this year. Auke-
emain Mills, a sophomore, is from Alabama.
Jackson likes his athleticism and his focus to
detail. Ronald Jackson from North Carolina
will see time at middle linebacker. Marcus
Martin is the top returning linebacker. He'll
start at middle linebacker. Also in the mix
are McCall, and John Kemp.
Defensive backs
Walt Fortner will start at corner back. Not
many receivers will beat him downfield. De-
forest Shanks will start at the other corner.
Washington will start at free safety. Others
in the mix are Frank Decarlo, T.J. Allen, and
Colby Frank.
Outlook
Okeechobee lost a lot of talent from
their back-to-back playoff teams. They do
have their share of talent this year paced by
Martin, Fortner, and McGee, which should


HOLIDAY/ N-


DEADLI NES
The Okeechobee News
will close Monday, September 7h for Labor Day





Have A Safe Holiday!


South Florida Water Management District
donating land to be used for the east-west
conveyance project.
Commissioner Joey Hoover expressed
concern over the cost of maintaining these
drainage projects once they were complet-
ed.
In other action the board:
ratified emergency expenditure of
$12,996 to Lynch Paving for repairs on C.R.
15A;
nominated Patti Armstrong and Wendy
Coker to the Children's Services Council
subject to the governor's approval;
decided to have only one meeting in
November on the 12th and one meeting in
December on the 17th;
approved interlocal agreements with
St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties
for guardian ad litem and court funding;
approved expenditure of $47,241.25 to
Diebold ISS for a security system as part of
make their games interesting to watch.
Unfortunately, Okeechobee has a tougher
schedule than ever as they play state powers
Vero Beach, Bartow, Hardee and William T.
Dwyer. Others on the schedule include the
always formidable South Fork, Sebastian
River, Martin County, Avon Park, Palm Beach
Lakes, and arch rival Clewiston.


Is now offering FCAT Preparation courses
for grades 3-5 from 4-6pm Mon.-Thurs.
Session A: Aug.31 Oct. 12'
(Deadline to register is Aug 27'")
Session B: Sept 28"-Nov.12h'
(Deadline to register is Sept. 24")
These 6 week courses include: Theseskills are
*(12) 1 hour sessions nessaaryto
*Reading Comprehension Strategies "pgmvei
.,perfo ancein
*Improvement in Fluency reang inr ito
*Test taking skills tackle the FCA
Cost is only $360.00 for the entire course.

noon:~~lyl


August 28, 2009
the historic courthouse rehabilitation proj-
ect;
approved procedure changes for book-
ing reservations at Scott Driver setting maxi
mum time limits for reservations for tourna-
ments and non tournament activities; and
voted to withdraw from Public Risk
Management of Florida effective Oct. 1, 2010
subject to final confirmation on or before
Aug. 15, 2010.







The Okeechobee News has
immediate opportunities for New
Independent Delivery Agents who
want to provide excellent service
to our readers.


Must have a dependable car
and provide excellent service to
our customers.

"KEEC HOBEE NEWS

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the
Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St. Suite D,
Okeechobee, FL
Call Janet Madray at
863-763-3134 ext. 4233


WAEI EDG DEMTLG S


Ted Schiff, M.D., Dwayne Montie, D.O., Mark Leach, R-PA,
Sharon Barrineou, ARNP, and John Minni, D.O. lead the Water's Edge
Dermatology team of skin care professionals. They will provide you with
high quality medical and cosmetic skin care services in a personal and caring
environment.
NEW PATIENTS WELCOME
OKEECHOBEE CLEWISTON
467-6767 805-0030
301 NE 19th rive 112 S. WC Owens Ave.
(Next to the hospital)
www.wederm.com







IV IV


I


Adult and Pediatric
Dermatology
* Acne Psofrasis Eczem
* Skin, Hair & Nil Disorders
* MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
* Skin Allergies and Rashes
* Laser Vein Treatments
Anti-Aging Treatments
* Botox JuvedermTM
* Radiesse Thermoge"
* Restylane Perlirne
* Permanent Make-up
Removal of:
* Hair Moles rown Spots
* Worts Tattoos Skin fogs


MEDICARE AND MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED.
=M: =111a


1Y


,







Employee accused of CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Brian H. Mallonee
robbin r s a an 11Board Certified Criminial Trial Lawyer
robbing restaurant
Now Accepting
By Eric Kopp Maerki, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's oO Accepting
Okeechobee News Office (OCSO), states that McGriff was an Felony Cases
A employee has been arrested in con- employee at the eatery on U.S. 441 S. and in Okeechobee
nection with the theft of actually closed the restaurant around 2:30 County
an undisclosed amount a.m. Friday, Aug. 26.
of cash from the Taco Bell According to the report, surveillance
Cordero Maurice McG- and knees to the safe, then opening the safe (772) 464-199 1
riff, 22, S.E 37th Ave., with his right hand. Detective Maerki's report Main office Ft Pierce
Okeechobee, was arrested goes on to state that the man's hand in the Mai o-
Wednesday, Aug. 26, on video has a "huge bump" on it. www.stluciecriminallaw.com
felonv charges of orand During the course of his in-,ectiqtinni


theft and burglary. He was
also arrested on a misde- Crdero M
meanor charge of giving a McGriff
false report to law enforcement.
McGriffwas booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $5,500.
An arrest report by Detective William


the detective said McGriff was .-, ri-n-.,
the man in the surveillance video. Detective
Maerki said McGriff was identified by his
6-foot, 200-pound, build as well as the large
bump he has on the back of his right hand.
The detective said none of the money
reportedly taken from the safe has been re-
covered.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


,- ug.28" -Sep Pt. 3
For Ito. Call -3-'2 A.
THEATRE SORTS


TIIEATRE II FINAL DESTiNlTION
,i
THEATREIII hALLOWYEEN2
Fri @ 700 & 900, Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed &
Thurs. @ 2.00, 4.15. 7.00 & 9.00, Mon @
3.00 and 7.00


SYour Largest Fence Post

,- Supplier in South Florida


-- The Works!
Gaucho Alligator Fence L S


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).
Adrian Minondo, 36, N.W 36th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 21 by Depu-
ty Joseph Gracie on a charge of felony retail
theft. His bond was set at $2,500.
James Shockley, 34, S.W 83rd Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 21 by Depu-
ty Joseph Gracie on a charge of felony retail
theft. His bond was set at $2,500.
John Thomas Esker, 19, S.W Markel
St., Palm City, was arrested Aug. 23 by Dep-
uty Corporal Timothy A. Higgins on a charge
of driving under the influence with property
damage. He was released on his own recog-
nizance.
Elizabeth Marie Starcher, 27, N.W. 12th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by
Sergeant Justin Bernst on charges of pos-
session of cocaine and possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription. Her
bond was set at $2,000.
Michael Vinson Laureti, 29, Thomas
Wood Lane, Winter Haven, was arrested


Aug. 26 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on
an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with tampering with evidence. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Felicia Jean Pringle, 22, Boulard Road,
North Carolina, was arrested Aug. 26 by Dep-
uty Cpl. Aric Majere on a Florida Department
of Corrections warrant charging her with
violation of probation grand theft, violation
of probation possession of hydrocodone
and violation of probation possession of al-
prazolam. She is being held without bond.
Dinah Victoria Jones, 36, W. Main St.,
Pahokee, was arrested Aug. 26 by Deputy
Harold Hancock on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging her with forgery and
uttering a forged bill. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
$ Codene Shine Wigfall, 20, W. Village
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 26 by
Sgt. Justin Bernst on a charge of driving
while license suspended -habitual offender.
Her bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


Unemployment rates increase again


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Another 154 people lost their jobs during
hii- "rin'- to the latest unemployment
1 I i .... ii Florida Agency for Work-
force Innovation.
Unemployment levels stood at 12.9 per-
cent in July in Okeechobee as 2,379 resi-
dents were out of work. That compared to
I I I I, ,,,- ? ,, l I .. .. ..- , ,, h l,


July. 16,219 had jobs at this point one year
ago.


Glades County saw their unemployment
rate increase from 10.2 percent to 10.6 per-
cent between June and July. There were 510
residents out of work in Glades County.
Martin County had 11.3 percent, Osceola
11.6 percent, St. Lucie 14.7 percent, Palm
Beach 11.3 percent, Highlands 11.4 percent,
and Hendry 16.4 percent unemployment
last month.
The state unemployment rate was 11
percent in July, a slight increase over June.
The nation's jobless rate stood at 9.7 per-
cent, nearly identical to June levels.


Walpole t'
Feed & Supply Co.

763-6905
Hwy 98 N. Okeechobee


Available 24/7 at










Fact Book: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1
Medical Directory: http //specialsectons newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1
Meet Your Local Merchants http://specialsectons.newszap com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1
School Information Guide :http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1






l Nationwide- Local Service. It's Our Policy.
n Your Side- We're in your neighborhood there when you need us
We're a single source for ALL your insurance needs:
Auto Home Motorcycle/RV Business
BRISTOL WEST Call me... Stop by... Log on it's your choice!


t CALL NOW... ........ ra 0 -
llARTF.PORD
S LL.B...863-674-00010 O o...cb.. 863-467-03311
IeTn 43 N. Bridge St. LaBelle 909 S. Parrot Ave. Ste. L Okeechobee


."h


August 28,2009


Okeechobee News




4 Okeechobee News

Public Forum/Speak Out


OPINION


Friday, August 28, 2009


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

Panther sightings?
Are there or have there eoon vir'htinor'
of Panthers in the Dixie Rano ..... i,
was a large cat (about the size of a my black
lab) walking through the lot behind our
house. The area around my house is thick,
brushy area. I was wondering if anyone else
has seen any panthers in this area?
I don't know about
around Dixie Ranch but
I do know that several
years ago, out N 441 just
past the golf course one
ran across 441 in front of
my bus. Several of the
kids saw it and when I
told the story at the bus
garage a couple of oth-
ers said they had seen
one in that area also.

India I I .. ..... 1- .
call game warden and see it they can catch
and tag it for their count.
I haven't seen any panthers lately -- but
I did see a bald eagle in the Lazy 7 area last
week.

Property values
Just got the tax notice. The county
claims they need to charge more millage
because property values went down. On my
bill I see the market value of my property did
decrease. However, the assessed value the
amount I pay taxes on -- went up! It's high-
er than last year, not lower. I wonder how
many people this happened to. Check your
bills. How many have their assessed value
stay the same? How many saw it go down?
How many saw an increase? My assessed
value is lower than the market value still,
but it is higher than the assessed value I paid
taxes on last year. So they are getting more
taxes from me, not less, even if they did not
increase the millage.


My property value went assessed value
$20,000 and taxes went up another $200.
My assessed value went down $23K
and taxes went down $5.17.
Does anybody know how they are
charging the proposed EMS tax? My charge
is over $110 and I talked to other people
who are being charged $100 while others
are $74. 1 personally don't think I should be
charged this tax because if I need the EMS at
my home I would be a goner if I waited for
them to respond. I think churches and busi
nesses should have to pay also because they
are more likely to benefit from the EMS than
I am. Restaurants, hotels, campgrounds,
churches and etc.. should pay on the max
occupancies. Are the county, city, SFWM
and other government agencies going to pay
the EMS tax on all their properties? I think
that the closer you are to the facilities you
should have to more or can I opt out of the
services.
If the proposed taxes are passed, my
taxes will go down about $100.
My property value went down about
$40,000 and my proposed bill went up $400
from last year. Sounds fishy and I called tax
office only to find out that nobody seems to
know if millage rate is being adjusted. So
my question is why send out a proposed bill
if your employees can't answer the ques-
tions?
Our assessment (value) went down
$11,000 but our proposed taxes increased
by several hundred. Go figure! I wonder if
the County government will be able to func-
tion when further foreclosures in Okeecho-
bee, which obviously means less tax reve-
nue being collected, threatens their budgets
even more.
My market value went down but my as-
sessed went up. I thought if one went down
the other should go down also.


Code Enforcement
I read in the Okeechobee paper on Aug.
14, about the grass about five feet tall on
NW Fifth Street and they won't do anything
about it -- good luck. On July 13, we reported
about a broken down trailer full of junk near
the road in Treasure Island. The woman we
talked to said "Do they ever move it?" We
said, "yes, at times when they mow." She
said, "well, at least they mow." Well, it's still
there and we pass it everyday -- here it is
Aug. 18.


rKEECHOBEE NEWS
To leach Us To Place A Classified Ad
Addlres: 107 SW 17th Street, Suite D all 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertise-
Okeechobee, FL 34974 ment from home
hend11g: wwwnews apcom sFil 877-354-2424
TO Su 'mi 0 cews E-Mail: classads@newszap.com
To Submit News Billing Deparitule
The Okeechobee News welcomes submissions E-Mail: billteam@newszap com
from its readers Opinions, calendar items, stores TO Starl or Sto A Paper
ideas and photographs are welcome Call (863) St t S p A
763-3134 to reach our newsroom Items may be PIlOC: (800) 282-8586
mailed, faxed or e-mailed, -mai: readerservosg@newszap corn
I MailI i
a Ul .,- ,,- - --
To Place A Display Ad ...
h 863-763-313et home-distrbuton boundaries
PhOUS: 863-763-3134
E-Mall: okeeadsales@newszap com Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed
newspaper or por delivery


Social Security
The Social Security problem is not
something that just started because Obama
was elected. It has been a problem for de-
cades. I have been told all my life that I will
pay Social Security and never get to use it
because it will be gone by then. So how do
you think I feel about paying it. Talk about
socialism, the funny thing is most people re-
ceiving it are the ones screaming about the
evils of socialism, but yet have no problem
taking it. What you paid in does not cover
what you receive because you are living lon-
ger, and your wages back in the good old
days are not what they are today. How much
did you pay in back when $400 a month was
a good salary? How much are you drawing
now from Social Security? More than you
made back then. The math does not add up.
I also believe if you receive a retirement be
it from a job or 401k of $50k a year or more
you should have to forfeit Social Security.
There are people making $100-$350k a year
and collecting Social Security. Why? They
don't need it.

Is your child a gang member?
These gang members are far from
dumb or stupid, they come in all shapes,
ages, races, etc. Don't ever think "my child
can't be one of those..." Please stay in your
children's lives, KNOW where and what
they are doing ALL the time! I am in the
school system and I can assure you they are
in every school in Okeechobee, yes, even el-
ementary! Best way is to keep close tabs on
your children and ASK LOTS of questions,
they will love you for it in the long run!
agree they are everywhere in Okeecho-
bee. I use to work at the bowling alley, and
they use to overrun the place. They were all
in the hallway and the parking lot. Just hang
ing out, and keeping bowlers and families
from coming there on a Friday or Saturday
night. Most were kids dropped off by their
parents with little to no money to spend so
we could baby sit while they went out. I put
a stop to it first by imposing a curfew which
made the parents have to come and pick
them up by 9 p.m., or be there with them.
Then one night I just locked the door called
the cops and told them every one in the
parking lot under 18 trespassed. With most
of the leaders being trespassed the rest quit
showing up too. The bowling alley started
making money again.


Additional copies of the newspaper are available for
50 cents Wednesday and Fiday and 75 cents for
Sunday at he office Home delivery subscriptions
are available at $18,00 for three months,
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published 3 times a week Sunday, Wednesday and
Friday by Independent Newspapers, In
107 S W 17th Street, Suite D Okeechobee, FL 34974
Perdcas Postage Pad at Okeechobee FL 34974
POSTMASTER, Send address changes to
Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011 -Dover, DE 19903

Stall
Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
Editor: Katnna Elsken
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray
Publisher: Tom Byrd


Our Purpose.
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida Independent is owned by a
unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a
mission of journalist service to the citizens of the
community Since no dividends are paid, the company
is able to thrive on profit margins below industry stan-
dards All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
Independents mission of journalist service
commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of
the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's
deliberation of public issues

We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to
conscientious journalism
STo providethe information citizens need to make
their own intelligent dedsions about public issues.


Agri-Civic Center
Shame on them for ruining a beautiful
recreational area to put in a fair and rodeo
ground that wasn't needed. I'm sure they
thought it would bring revenue and stimu-
. ,i ... ... ... i... 1 i . Okeechobeewe
,i i ,ii i ',,,.- i i, ,ven't noticed any
prolonged stimulation to the economy from
it anyway. I haven't noticed any traffic any
further than the gates of the center when an
event is held so how is it suppose to boost
our local economy?
Most of the people coming from out of
town to events at the Ag Center never even
make it into town because they are coming
from the east coast. So they get to the Ag
Center before hitting town, and then head
east away from town to go home.

Had enough!
There is no one in this country who
should be told what kind of insurance they
should or shouldn't have. If you want insur-
ance, get a job like I have to do. Get a job
and buy your own groceries, I am tired of
standing in line at the grocery store and see-
ing people ahead of me i. ,i.-....
food stamps. I am tired I n- i ,,i ,. ," 1
cash for clunkers. If you are in this country
illegally, go home or become a citizen and
pay taxes like I have to. If Pelosi and the
others want to continue to give this country
away piece by piece then I think every poli
tician who votes yes on any of this should
be arrested and charged with treason. I love
this country, I would die for this country.
God and this country that has given you so
much. Your freedoms are slowly being taken
away and then what are you going to do?

Rude
Today while out shopping. I observed
someone being rude to a clerk and I wanted
to point something out to that person. You
never know why a person works. It could
be out of need or maybe to fill in some idle
time. That person to whom you were being
rude could be a person somewhere in your
future that you might need to deal with and
want compassion. They could be a land-
lord, banker, health care professional or a
future employer. You need to remember to
treat people as you would like to be treated.
That person who you just cheated or treated
badly could be your next in-law. You never
know especially in a small town.


* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion
STo use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions
STo disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers
STo correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves
To provide a night to reply to thosewewnte about
* Toea people wi ouresy respect and ompassion
MEMBER
OF: 0 _j




August 28, 2009

Letters to the Editor


Special assessments
questioned
As a concerned voter and resident of
Okeechobee County, I would like to address
the issue of additional "special assessments"
on the taxes of Okeechobee County proper-
ty owners.
The entire nation is feeling the effects of
the current financial crisis and it is certainly
understandable that "government" feels the
effects in reduction of revenue. It seems that
too many people have adopted the current
popular, erroneous mindset that financial
problems can be solved by "spending your
way out of debt." Any housewife managing
a meager budget knows it doesn't work!
The lack of job opportunities in Okeecho-
bee, the number of residents that have
been laid off from work or had hours cut,
the number of small businesses that have
already closed, the number of people who
have lost income from investments, the fact
that the Federal Government has indicated
that social security would see no increase
for the next couple of years-ALL of these
are solid reasons why it is absolutely ridicu-
lous to talk about large building projects,
increase taxes or special assessments at this


Okeechobee News


time. Our county administrator, department
heads and commissioners need to find ways
of cutting budget requirements (just as in-
dividual households and private businesses
have had to do.)
We have too many elderly, widows, sin
gle parents and small businesses to place
additional financial burdens on them. The
more we decrease their ability to survive,
the greater the burden will be on "county"
or "state" resources to assist them in their
basic life needs.
We have had a "change of guards" in the
past few years; but, it appears that the new
guards are no more in tune to the citizens
of this county than their predecessors. It
would seem that we will have to continue
to "change the guard" until we find leaders
that understand that without the survival of
the residents, there will be no need for gov
ernment.
Gayle Hodges

Walk around Lake
Okeechobee 2009
It's never too early to plan for this event.
During Thanksgiving week of November
2009, the Florida Trail Association will cel-


ebrate its 18th annual Big "O" Hike, a nine
day, 110 mile walk around Lake Okeecho-
bee. This is South Florida's biggest (non-
fundraising) walking event and participants
come from many areas of the United States
and Canada.
On opening day this year, (November 21)
walkers will begin at the Pahokee Marina
and head north on the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Nine days later the walkers will return to the
starting point.
The purpose of the walk is threefold:
1. To draw attention to Lake Okeechobee
and the communities around the lake. 2. To
highlight the Lake Okeechobee section of
the Florida National Scenic Trail, and 3. To
introduce people to walking as an enjoyable
and healthful pastime.
The walkers support the local econom-
ics by spending thousands of dollars each
year in campgrounds, restaurants, and retail
outlets.
This year the event is being sponsored by
the members of the Loxahatchee Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association.
Please spread the word about this up-
coming event.
Paul Cummings
561-963-9906


Community Calendar


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible
approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For
information, contact Ollie Morgret at 800
932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. It will be an open meeting.


AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Saturday
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It
will be an open speaker meeting. AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave. It will be a
weekly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous closed discussion.
(OA) meets at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue on Fridays,
6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th Street entrance.)
Overeaters Annonymous is not a diet
club. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins.
The only requirement for membership is a
desire to stop eating compulsively. For more
information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.


Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy,

"1 h .." . I 'h '1 ,
Tonight: Isolated showers and thunder-
I ,, ,, I i, ,,, 1 jr ,,, I 1 h
becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is
20%
Extended Forecast
Saturday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 92. Heat index values as high as
99. Calm wind becoming south southwest
between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion is 50%.
Saturday Night: Isolated showers and
thunderstorms before midnight. Partly
cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind.
Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms after noon. Partly cloudy, with a
I 1. .. ,* Calm wind. Chance of precipi


Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Wednesday in the Florida Lot-
tery: Cash 3:9-0-2; Play4:2-7-0-5; Fantasy
5: 1-4-7-19-22; Mega Money: 1-5-14-43 MB
5; Florida Lotto: 3-22-32-35-43-48; Power-
ball: 1-21-23-30-43 B11 x3. Numbers drawn
Thursday, Cash 3: 6-2-9; Play 4: 7-8-9-7.


Public protest demonstration


planned for Sunday, Aug. 30


The Big i',prec Sportsmen's Alliance is
sponsoring i I .I'. protest demonstration
on Alligator Alley Exit 63, Sunday, Aug. 30,
at 1 p.m.
On Sunday Aug. 30, Big Cypress Sports-
men's Alliance a sportsman conservation
group, is sponsoring a demonstration to
protest the public being denied their tradi-
tional cultural access rights to the additional
lands for over 20 years. The National Park
.. . .. ." 'i 'i .i ..... 'i i. ,gnated
,l . l h II I I ofthe
147,000 acres addition lands, traditional cul-
tural rights are being severely restricted as
well as off road vehicles (ORVs).
i i .'i.,- ,, ,ii. I ..- ..I-. ... r press
Sp( ,i .. .. II ,,,. .... I ..... st and
11i.,,i i..I i .,, .. .i.,,,I ,.,. i ih,
Preserve into the Big Cypress National Park.
It is a necessity for ORVs to have reasonable
access to the Preserve since during the hunt-


ing season a great deal of the preserve is
covered by one to three feet of water."
Collier County Commissioner Jim Coletta
and several county and state officials are ex-
pected to attend. There will also be a select
number of invited Big Cypress Preserve type
swamp buggies, air boats and ATVs.
While supporters of all ages are wel-
comed, the organizers of the protest are re-
questing that people car pool when possible
and not bring their ORVs without calling Lyle
McCandless at 239-370-8532 ahead of time.
This action is necessary as to not overwhelm
the capacity of the exit 63 rest area. The rest
area has nice covered picnic tables as well
as public rest rooms leaving no excuse not
to join us.
Supporters are being asked to assemble
at the 1-75 (Alligator Alley) exit 63 rest area,
about 10 to 15 miles east of S.R. 29 at 1 p.m.
on Sunday, Aug. 30.


Special to the Okeechobee News

Puppy needs a

new home
Lizzie, a pretty Chow/Lab mix pup-
py, is a sweet-natured dog. She is
one of the many hopeful pets avail-
able for adoption at the Humane
Society/Pet Rescue on Highway 98
(next to the Okeechobee Livestock
Market.) Her adoption fee is $135,
which includes shots and spaying.
For more information, contact Hu-
mane Society Pet Rescue Florida,
at 863-357-1104. To see more avail-
able animals go to PETFINDER.
COM. Homes are also needed to
"foster" animals who are waiting for
a permanent adoptive home.


everywhere are smuggling to survive,
you can show your support for your
Okeechobee News newspaper by
purchasing an e-subscription.
It's less than 50 cents per issue.
You'll receive an email with a live
link to the latest issue.
TiMs will allow you to read the entire
newspaper online -
even when you're traveling.

Please call 1-800-282-8586
or subscribe online at
], ,i . .. ,, .i .... ,, , ,,




6 Okeechobee News

Community Events Obituaries


August 28,2009


Event to benefit Pet Rescue
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #4509,
4701 S.E. 441, will host a special event to
benefit the Humane Society/Pet Rescue on
Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 1 p.m. Live
music, food, an auction and drawings. Do-
nations for the auction-NO CLOTHING
ir- r .-..., 1.- hI...i ..] off at 4701 S.E.
Si i .. ..i , ,.., .11 4 67-1154.

Golf team to hold fund raiser
,ll h ,I, i ,, .. . II I . ... ... .. I ,I
urday, Aug. 29, at the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club. i .. ,. ,. i. _. ..
teams of four. -i i. .... 1. ..i i i
Prizes, and lunch provided. For more infor-
mation call Mark Ward at 863-634-1722.

Hubbard to discuss
homeless population
Louise Hubbard of the Treasure Coast
Homeless Services Council, Inc. will be on
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM, Saturday, Aug. 29
at 7:30 a.m. to discuss the Treasure Coasts
homeless population and how rising unem-
ployment, unaffordable 1 f*... ,i; ,
in m ore m iddle class :,,,,,. i ..........
homeless. For more information please call
772-567-7790 or dial 2-1-1 for assistance.

Freedom Outreach Fishing
tournaments planned
Freedom Outreach Ministries, Series II,
-i... i, offer a 70 percent payback with
... I*. ...tr- fee-cash only. The tourna-
ment ,I i..- held at Scott Driver park on
Aug. 30. Th .-.n i-ri. Cl--i -'ill be held
Sept. 27, , I ,i.-i i- iI I I qualify
for the Classic you must have fished in at
least four events. All questions, please call
863-634-3790 or 863-634-9889.

Fall planning committee
to gather in Lakeport
The Lakeport Community Association
I pl. I I


dents are encourage to attend and get your
firewise information for your protection. Call
863-946-1222 for more information.






with
-an
Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
W ,srtu

Ob.rEul l"halilil -r iNilig.iL'
tin. U 0 I r
-ml-lltd


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.

Lena Louise Earley
OKEECHOBEE Lena Earley, of Okeecho-
bee, passed away Aug. 25, 2009, at Raulerson
Hospital.
Born March 4, 1912, in Manatee to William
and Harriet Kinsey She was a homemaker of
the Methodist faith. She had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1970.
Mrs. Earley was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Verne Earley; sisters, Syretha Glenn and
Eva M. Baker; and seven other siblings. She is
survived by her daughter Helen Casey of Albu-
querque, N.M.; .. .... Lamb of Cape Co-
ral; two 1 i. thr-o Cr-t
grandchildren; two .,. i .1 -i .. i .1. i i
and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home until funeral
service time at 2 p.m. with Pastor Scrivner Dam-
on officiating. Private interment will be at Ever-
green Cemetery.
Si ... 1, 1.. i i. n i ,i www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com. All arrangements are en-
trusted to the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home and Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST,
Okeechobee, Fl34972.


Loretta Smith, 97
OKEECHOBEE Loretta Smith, died Tues-
day, August 25, 2009, in the Hamrick Home. She
was 97.
Born June 22, 1912 in Oil City, Pa., she had
been a resident of Okeechobee since 1972.
She enjoyed bowling and traveling in an Air
Stream.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gene
Wike; parents; and numerous brothers and sis-
ters.
She is survived by husband, Max Smith of
Okeechobee; four grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; and numerous nieces and neph-
ews.
There will be no public services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee, FL.
Online condolences may be sent to www.bux-
tonfuneralhome.com.



Search obituaries
nationally at
http://www, legacycom

S^J


Engaged? Just married? Golden anniversary?
Birthday? Holiday? New baby?
Share your news in print and online ? i



Celebrations
flnewszap.com/celebratlons '

For a modest charge,
each package includes:
SA print announcement in the
newspaper of your choice.
*An online listing at
Sfl.newszap.com/celebrations.
SOnline guestbook for friends
and family
--- -- to sign and view.
SOnline photo gallery for up to
10 photos.
SGift registry page
-J F-- *Profile page


Submit your good news today at
http://fl.newszap.com/celebrations


Yellow journalism?

Not us!


In this age of exploitive
and trashy media, we're
proud to be different.
We believe in operating
and publishing our
newspaper as a public
trust.

Fulfilling our public
trust requires that we try
to bring out the best in
our community and its
people. We seek the
highest common
denominators, not the
lowest. We don't engage
in gutter journalism. We
know we can achieve
success on the high road.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing
feedback@newszap.com
or calling your editor.




VkEECHOBEE


NEWS

Community Service
Through Journalism




Okeechobee News


NEW 2010 FORD
MUSTANG

Alloys, Tri-Coat Paint, #10025
FINAL PRICE
s24,359


COUPE

MSRP .............................. 26,435
Dealer Discount ................'1,076
Factory Rebate ..................1,000
4AETM W^


NEW 2009 FORD
MUSTANG GT COUPE
Premium Pkg. w/ Comfort Grp.,
:, -,- M SRP ..............................31,310
.Dealer Discount ................1,621
Factory Rebate.................3,500
FINAL PRICE Ford Credit Bonus Cash .....500
s25,689
'08 SCION XB SPORT
EXTRA CLEAN & READY TO ROLL, ALL POWER, AUTO.,
NICE SOUND SYSTEM, METALLIC BLACK, HURRY! 41111A
'06 HONDA ACCORD EX
O, LEATHER, MOONROOF, 28K MILES,
WHITE, EXTRA NICE! #P3551
'06JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD.
INFERNO RED, GRAY LEATHER, MOONROOF TOW PKG.,
IMMACULATE, ONLY29K MILES! Si21A
'05 FORD EXPEDITION E.B.


NEW 2008 FORD
SHELBY GT MUSTANG
Leather, Loaded, Instant
............. COUPE
Collectible' #8445 u UI
MSRP ..... .........................47,950
FINAL PRICE Discounts & Incentives ....8,401
$39,549 mEBa l


I
%ft


August 28, 2009








^TTS~~m no''i old^ ^^>^i^
f *^S^ *Af'i~j A ir f^ AQr ^^^
/Ib^ ,K1 *JCfl '-iS *QII .al!^^^~g
1.^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^d ~- ^^k '^^ k^^ ^^^W


We Love to Care...
Family Owned & Operated, providing care to elderly
citizens of Okeechobee and surrounding counties
since December 1984
Available 24 Hour/7 Days a Week
Long-Term Care Available
Secure Dementia/Alzheimer's Unit
Dietician-Planned Meals
Stimulating Daily Activities
Rehab, Physical, Occupational, Speech
and Out-Patient Therapies
O h


DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.
Board Certified In Urology
| pe: cii:nit in:
I Adult & Pediatric
Urology
Bladder & Kidney Infections
Impotence/Implants
No Scalpel Vasectomy
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217


( 7 Glades Health Care Center
Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility

* Specialized Wound Resident & Family
Care Council Groups
* Full Time Medical Specialized HIV Care
Director Physical, Occupational
* Dialysis Support & Speech Therapy
* Alzheimer's Support *24 hour Registered
Groups Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy Therapeutic Activities
* Jody Carter, Assistant, CE.O *
230 South Barfield Hwy Pahokee
561-924-5561 www.floridacare.net
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton


Big Lake Cancer Center
1115 N. Paott Ave (863) 467-9500
Okeechobee
The physicians who brought you the Cyberknife
Radiosurgery system now offer a new ray of hope for
our cancer patients:
TomDelno ayi Hi-Ar TmfeanenmSvysem


Visit us

online at

newszap.com

WKEECHOBEE NEWS


"st1anaa ss-I Q]avS sa,! Dna,
* Live In
* Companions
* C.N.A.
Home Care
In Your Home
1 Hour Per Day up to 24 Hours a Day
Bonded & Insured


Ramesh Kumar, MD
William Crook, MD
Julie Santelli, MD
Board Certified Radiation Oncologists


We are one of only 200 can-
cer treatment centers
worldwide to offer this cut-
ting edge technology that
translates to higher cancer
control rates and minimal
side effects and toxicity.
For more information, please
contact the Radiation
Oncology experts at
(863) 467-9500
www.tomotherapy.com


Together we can win the battle against cancer...today!
Coastal Radiation Oncology CoasalCybedfe&RadcBian(h Onco
931 37th Place* Vero Beach 5550 S US Hwy 1 Ft. Pierce


"\ /i. (772) 774-4182 (772)293-0377



hia.con-VS S *Sg.p sc 636
Use this 690'tf~ f to vrws cl.6' arice an adetse et on.' our upae 'Sz


Okeechobee News


August 28,2009


F. 1W MMI'VOW9








^TTS~~m no''i old^ ^^>^i^
f *^S^ *Af'i~j A ir f^ AQr ^^^
/Ib^ K1( *J~flL .-fi Iw II^Al g
1.^^ ^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^d ~- ^^k '^^ k^^ ^^^W


"I LOST 10 POUNDS THE FIRST WEEK!!L


XKM IS STARW
BACKAIMEFUR SWME lYRTHE WaWUI YOU
YOU1MG! WERDAVE110YW POIUIVD OF THE WAW!
CALL 7MYFR
_OM 863-357-9967 AW. piwaioarm
WAW-IfWO LOSS
414SWMPAMYTAM.


F Gabriel I
Guerrero, M.D.







Endocrinology
Internal Medicine
Residency in Internal Medicine at the
Universityof Miami
Fellowshipin Endocrinology, Diabetesand
Metabolism atthe University of Miami
Board Certified in Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
"Specialized in the care of
Diabetes, Thyroid, Cholesterol,
Osteosporosis and other
Endocrinologic conditions"
Same Day
Appointments Available
202 NE2d St.,
Ste. 3 & 4 Okeechobee
S(863) 467-2159


Advertising is
the key to a
successful
business!

Call

763-3134

Today!

ekEECHOBEE NEWS


r SyV*KVue try.
/LASER VEIN CENTER/
S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified GeneralVascular Surgeon
Specializing in the Removal of
Varicose Veins
Minimally Invasive In
Office Procedure
Performed more than
1000 EndoVenous Laser
Ablation procedures
Insurance Accepted

Whylooklike Whenyou can
this havethis




SBefore After


Albert

F.

Bravo,

M.D.

Internal Medicine &
Gastroenterology (GI)
Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Diseases of the
Digestive System
*Endoscopy
Colonoscopy
Treating conditions of the
esophagus, stomach, small
intestine, colon, liver, gallbladder
and the biliary system.
5 E 1

Okeechb.e .


'KM V1Q=s ~II

TREASR COS

DERMATOLOG


Protecting the
Health of'
Your Skin
ivith a
Rigorous
Focus
on Skin Cancer
Detection
and
Treatment


Visit our
New Okeechobee
Location
1713 US Highway 441 N, Suite G
(across from Raulerson Hospital)
863-467-9555
Jonathan Sanders, 1]D., J.D.
www.tcdermatology.com
FELLOW OF THE BOARD CERTIFIED BY
AMERICAN SOCIETY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF
FORMOHS SURGERY DERMATOLOGY


August 28, 2009


Okeechobee News







Suarez sentenced to 13 years for gun store burglary

By Eric Kopp St., around 2:56 a.m. on (FBI) in Quantico, Va., testified Wednesday and testimony that pry marks on the door
Okeechobee News July 25, 2008. He was ar- morning that the paint transfer found on knob and door jam matched the screwdriver
rested about 30 minutes the screwdriver was consistent with control --both attorneys said the case was based on
An Okeechobee man was sentenced to later whie riding his red samples taken from the back door and door circumstantial evidence in their closing ar-
13 years in prison after he was found guilty Mongoose bicycle some :-, i.- O'PP n;t; tii Pilli im. Her spe- guments.
of committing an early morning burglary of six blocks away from the ...., i,. ..... .1 ., paint, tape "The paint on the screwdriver cannot be
a downtown business last year. crime scene. and other polymers. linked to that structure conclusively. They
Houston Michael Suarez, 23, S.W. Second According to testimony Dr. Wright told the six-member jury that (the state) have no physical evidence, no
St., was sentenced Wednesday, Aug. 26, af- by Sergeant Justin Bernst, Houston the layers of paint -which included layers of eyewitnesses nothing," Mr. Glenn told the
ter being convicted of burglary of a structure of the Okeechobee City Po- Suarez brick red, green, sage green, beige, yellow jury "They have a mountain of evidence -
with damages over $1,000 and possession lice Department (OCPD), and white -- found on the screwdriver and they do. The problem is, it's not good evi
of burglary tools. He will also receive credit he arrested Suarez after he found a large the control sample were not only consistent dence."
for the 397 days he has already served in the screwdriver in the right front pocket of his but also had the chemical properties. But in his closing statements, Mr. Richard-
Okeechobee County Jail. pants. Paint transfer was also found on the While being questioned byAssistant State son rebutted those statements and referred
Suarez was arrested after he used a flat- shaft of that screwdriver. Attorney Don Richardson, Dr. Wright said for back to the green-handled screwdriver
head screwdriver to pry open the back door Dr Diana Wright, a forensics examiner the paint transfer on the screwdriver to have "The screwdriver is the smoking gun in
to Mike's Okeechobee Guns. S.W Park with the Federal Bureau of Investigation come from another structure it would have


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man accused of steal-
ing three vehicles was arrested by two dif-
ferent agencies when the third vehicle ran
out of gas an estimated 100 yards from the
home of its owner.
Kristofer Robert Knight, 18, N.W Fifth
Ave., was arrested Friday on felony charges
of grand theft-auto (three counts) and bur-
glary of an unoccupied conveyance (two
counts). He was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of possession of marijuana
under 20 grams.
Knight, who was arrested by depu-
ties from the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) and a detective from
the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD), was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a total bond of $25,500.
At 5:46 a.m. Friday, Deputy Joseph Hall
responded to an address on N.W 24th Ave.
in regard to a stolen Chevrolet van. Who-
ever took the van drove it through the front
yard and then tried to drive it through a
ditch, but the 2005 van had bottomed out.
The thief abandoned the van but not before
leaving footprints outside the driver's side
door, as well as handprints on the door.


While investigating that attempted theft,
Deputy Hall learned of a red Ford F-350
crew cab pickup that had been found
parked in the 2400 block of N.W 36th St.
OCSO Deputy Michael Hazellief inspected
the truck and found that the steering wheel
had been punched.
After running the license tag, it was de-
termined that the truck had been stolen
from inside the city limits so OCPD Detec-
S. r "_ ;.I r was contacted.
ii ii. investigation was centered
around the pickup and van, OCPD Deputy
Sergeant Robert Coleman was summoned
to investigate the theft of a white 2000 Ford
Focus from a home in the 2200 block of
N.W 36th St.
Around 10 a.m. the owner of the Focus
spotted the car as it drove by. The owner's
husband then ran after the car and caught
up with it and its occupant about 100 yards
away from the house when the Focus ran
out of gas.
Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas then
met with the car's owner who was with
Knight, stated Sgt. Coleman's arrest report.
In his arrest report, Detective Zeigler stated
that the truck was the first vehicle taken.
Detective Zeigler stated the truck was ap-
parently taken from a fenced-in area.


COMM tAlt.L V.RE.iE ..RL' i *- RESJAi MIL11



LLC
104 N.W. 7' Ave. Okeechob W
Uc RE BikerAudio #AU2579; AB2730 (863) 763-4010 or (888) 874-2945
780 ACRE WORKING RANCH, 4-3
'j Ranch/Camp Home, four wells, (one
10" to 1,000 ft.) 1.5 mi. Paved Road
Frontage PRICE REDUCED TO
$4,200.00 per acre. Call John Pell
S1 863-697-0413


had to have been painted in the same man-
ner.
"These are not colors you would gener-
ally find in the same area," she said.
Introduced into evidence by the state
were digital microscopic photographs taken
by Dr. Wright that magnified and distinctly
showed the exact layers of paint.
Under cross examination by defense at-
torney Stanley Glenn, of the Public Defend-
er's Office, Dr. Wright stated that because
paint is mass produced she could not say
the paint transfer on the screwdriver and the
control sample were identical.
"The strongest conclusion I could ever
make is that they are consistent," she said.
While the state entered several items into
evidence -- including footprints, tire prints


mis case, ne saia. i e paint on me screw-
driver is consistent with the paint in the
control sample. Is it reasonable to believe
that the paint on the screwdriver came from
another building with the same paint? This
case cries out for common sense."
After about an hour of deliberation, the
jury returned their findings.
"Burglary of a gun shop is bad. This is
an extremely serious offense," said Circuit
Court Judge Lawrence Mirman just prior
to sentencing the young man clad in dark
slacks, white shirt and a tie.
In addition to his prison stint, Suarez was
ordered to pay $1,251 in restitution for dam-
ages to the metal door and frame as well as
$1,500 in court costs and fees. Suarez will
not serve any time on probation.


Okeechobee man accused


of theft of three vehicles


I "sm non nn" I


Okeechobee News


August 28, 2009








Theatre auditions for 'Brigadoon'


Local men and women are being sought
for roles in the fall production by the
Okeechobee Community Theatre, "Briga-
doon," which is scheduled to be performed
in early November as part of the theatre's
31st season.
Auditions for the nearly 25 available parts
will be held this Monday and Tuesday, Aug.
31 and Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the theatre on
S.W. Second Avenue at Seventh Street, one
block west of the Golden Corral Restaurant.
There is a special need for men of various
ages for this show, although there are great
parts for the ladies as well.
"Virtually anyone is qualified," said Ron
Hayes, OCT coordinator/director. "The ma-
jor requirement is just a desire to be part
of a fun and rewarding experience. Most of
the people involved in our shows had never
done any theatre before coming out for the
first time.
They were simply interested in a great so-
cial activity that offers a chance to meet new
people, and to demonstrate their creativity.
Some folks have been with us for 20 years or
more. It really gets into your blood."
Since the show is a musical, some sing-
ing ability is helpful, Mr. Hayes said, but the
solo work is mostly limited to three or four
lead roles.
The rest of the songs are large group num-
bers. Auditions for parts are kept simple and
non-threatening, where everyone just has a


chance to laugh and have a good time.
Volunteers are also needed for set paint
ing and construction, sound and light con-
trol, costuming, make-up, ushering, or stage
crew.
Sign-ups for these responsibilities will
also take place on Monday and Tuesday eve-
ning at 7 p.m. during auditions.
Anyone interested in more information
may call Ron or Jacque Hayes at 863-763
1307.
"Brigadoon" is a classic show from
Broadway's "Golden Age," from the writ-
ing team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick
Loewe, who were also responsible for, "My
Fair Lady," "Camelot," "Gigi," and "Paint
Your Wagon."
It is the story of two Americans on a hunt
ing trip in the Scottish Highlands who hap-
pen upon an enchanted village that appears
out of the mist for only one day every 100
years.
One of them falls hopelessly in love with
a young villager but then discovers that, at
the end of the day, she will disappear for a
century.
The show boasts a beautiful musical
1. 1 ;. 1. ...... b .... .. ... ... .
h. 1 .. 1 . 1 I . ,. I
tion picture adaptation starred Gene Kelly
and Cyd Charisse.
Other productions scheduled for the the-
atre group's 2009-10 season are the holiday


favorite, "It's aWonderful Life," in December
and the foot-stompin' gospel music comedy,
"Smoke on the Mountain," in March.
An announcement on the sale of season
tickets for all three shows will be made in
mid September. Season subscribers get the
choice seats at a savings off the regular box
office price.
The Okeechobee Community Theatre is
an all volunteer organization, now in its 31st
year for producing live musicals, comedies
and dramas for Okeechobee audiences. It is
affiliated with the Okeechobee Educational
Foundation.





Town Home $650.00

Duplex $750.00


(863) 610-1980


Pritchard's
1804 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 357-4622


The third annual "Joyce Hacker Scholar-
ship Fund" tournament will be held Oct. 10,
at Okeechobee Golf and Country Club with
II. I',,, I I collegee scholarships
to deserving local graduates and intends to
continue honoring her memory in this way.
Joyce was a physical education teacher,
coach and mentor in our schools for 31
years, retiring shortly before her death from
cancer. She participated in adult team sports
and was an avid golfer to the end.
She is remembered and missed by her
many students and friends.


Any volunteers wishing to help with this
event are encouraged to contact the com-
mittee at 863-763-5389 or 863-634-3104.
Those wishing to register as individuals
or teams should call early in order to assist
in planning.
Teams will be arranged for individuals
if desired, with a maximum of 36 teams al-
lowed.
Entry donation is $50 per player. It will
be a scramble format, with nice prizes and a
great lunch provided, so please plan to get a
team together and join us in this worthwhile
effort.


I J O Patricia Louise Goolsby,
Licensed Real Estate Broker
634-5588
FULL SERVICE P 6 5
-- REALTOR t patgoolsby@embarqmail.com

61010 ,l.'': ..:""", ........1-
)uai. IItu6 'iiaim jmo iik'reiie.siil.t*I*RESE.10r4
j^ ^^ ^ "'. -. 1. ; .- '- ;*:


,. .... i ... .



SWMH WTH MANYAMENmTES n

h *- ,M '; ..: ". I ,,..'.

UNIMPROVED ACREAGE on
J ,
: .- ^^ l. 1 .. ...... .
aC' .. '. 5,5,
|/ M.'..: .,." I lllM,



O R GREAT LOCATION IN TOWN
SThri i I l nill hnll 't InariLd


Faiiaa "iami"'


Sharon Prevatt f863.6347069 Dee Reeder 863.610-2485

21, (863) 763-2104

V / L : ,.///.H b


Save $$$$ on Your DMV Transactions
A message from your Tax Collector:

The Florida Legislature has increased motor vehicle and vessel fees effec-
tive September 1, 2009. If your birth month is prior to December 1, 2009,
you can avoid these higher fees by renewing vehicle and/or vessel registra-
tions before September 1. Also, by choosing the optional 2-year renewal,
you will lock in the lower fees for two years. If your birth month is September,
the renewal notice mailed to you could reflect the higher fees. If you plan to
mail your renewal prior to September 1, call our office at 863-763-3421 to
obtain the correct amount. Internet renewals or in-person renewals at the
Tax Collector's office will be at the current rate until September 1. To view
the new fee schedule go to www.okeechobeecountytaxcollector.com and
click the blue link under the Fee Increase article.


Scholarship golf tournament


honors memory of local teacher


August 28,2009


Okeechobee News





Okeechobee News August 28, 2009


School supply drive
Seacoast National Bank teams up with the Church of God of Prophecy to
collect items for two local organizations! Seacoast collected school supplies
from July 13 through Aug. 20, at both branches in Okeechobee. The Church
of God of Prophecy donated 122 backpacks full of supplies to the collection.
The donations were given to CASTLE on Thursday, Aug. 20 and delivered to
the families in Okeechobee in time for school to begin on Aug. 24. CASTLE
helps family with counseling and life enrichment lessons to educate and pre-
vent. For more information, please call CASTLE at 772-465-6011.
In the photo are: Candi Nelson/Church of God of Prophecy, Jon Geitner/
SNB, Bonnie Tadross/CASTLE, Briseida Ayala/SNB, Christina Reynolds/
SNB, Jerry O'BannonSNB, Cheryl Zrioka/SNB, Teresa Lara/SNB, Hattie Ben-
nett/SNB, Melanie Flaherty/
SNB, John Macchia/SNB
Lacy Marshall/SNB, Te-
resa Chandler/SNB, Gun-
dula Hargraves/CASTLE.
Seacoast National Bank
and CASTLE would like to
thank Church of God of
Prophecy, and all of the
wonderful customers and
employees that contributed
to the drive!
(Photo at right) Real Life
Children's Ranch was a
recipient of 36 backpacks
from the Church of God of
Prophecy to serve the chil-
dren on the ranch. Pictured
are : Candi Nelson, Church
of God of Prophecy, Rose
Brennan, Eric and Tracy
Gruber, Real Life house par-
ents. For more information, .
please call 863-763-4242.


Submitted photo/Raulerson Hospital
Hospital welcomes Lauter
Bill Casian hands the Public Relations and Marketing reins over to Marnie
Lauter. Bill Casian has been the Public Relations and Marketing Director for
Raulerson Hospital for the past four years and on Aug. 28, he will be offi-
cially retiring. In his place, Raulerson Hospital welcomes Marnie Lauter as
the Public Relations and Marketing coordinator. Marnie Lauter has been an
active part of the Okeechobee community for many years and is looking for-
ward to the opportunities ahead.

Rotary
welcomes
Yielding
back
Mike Costopoulos,
Okeechobee Rotary
Club president, wel-
comes back Bennett
Yielding, Rotary Ser-
geant at Arms, who
has been recovering
after foot surgery.
Bennett expressed
appreciation to all for
Ihe cards and emails
'r he received.


Send them off with affriend from home...their hometown n lIESQPAPER


With an e-Subscription, your graduate or college student can read
the ENTIRE PAPER ONLINE the day it's published no matter where they are!

You can also Every Story Every Photo Every Ad Every Feature...just as it appears in print and it's Searchable!
call our toll free
number to WWW.neWSZaP.COm click on newspaper subscriptions
subscribeECHOBEE N


82~58 gruP! kEECHOBEE NEWS


Okeechobee News


August 28, 2009








Parents can help 'Tweens' avoid risky choices


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
'Tweens children ages 10-12 face a
lot of challenges.
The Shared Services Network ofOkeecho-
bee County presented their first Tween Sum
mit on Friday at Indian River State College
Williamson Conference Center, bringing
together area 'tweens, their parents and
counselors who deal with the issues faced
by 'tweens and teens.
"Parents have the power," said Dr. Josie
Weiss, an associate profession at the Chris-
tine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida
Atlantic University in the adult breakout ses-
sion. "In all of the conversations I have had
with teenagers, I have found they need to
communicate with their parents," she said,
adding that children want their parents to
answer their questions. But if their parents
are not comfortable or don't have time to
talk to their children, the kids won't stop
asking. And the other sources they seek out
might not share the parents' values.
"If they don't get the information they
need from the parents, they'll get it from
their buddies," she said.
Studies done on thousands of teenagers
have found there are ways to reduce the
chances a tween or teen will make choices
that put them at risk, she said. For example:
Teens who have hopes and dreams
for the future are less likely to make risky
choices.
Teens who make good grades in


school are less likely to make risky choices.
"Help children dream and encourage them
to stay in school," she said. "When we talk
about risky choices, there are a lot of things
we don't think our children would ever do-
they will."
Teens involved in sports-especially
girls-re less likely to make risky choices.
"When parents are involved with sports with
their children it makes them even less likely
to make risky choices," she added.
Teens involved in school activities-
such as band and clubs-are less likely to
make risky choices.
Teens involved in faith-based activities
are less likely to make risky choices.
"Encourage them to be involved," said
Dr. Weiss. "I know this is a pain. You have
to be the car pool person." Parents are also
expected to help with fund raisers, make
posters, etc., and that takes up time. "But it's
worth it in the long run," she said.
Teens who watch television two or
more hours a day-especially if you don't
know what they are watching-are more
likely to make risky choices.
"T.V, radio and the internet have a pow-
erful effect," she said. Many shows portray
behavior that puts the child at risk of physi-
cal harm or risk of being arrested to be "nor-
mal."
"Studies I have done with incarcerated
teens found they thought that all teens did
that," she said.
Pay attention to what teens are watching,


what internet sites they have access to and
what is on their cell phones, she cautioned.
Having friends who are older increas-
es the likelihood of risky choices.
"Know your child's friends," she advised.
"Don't let them spend too much time alone
with their friends."
"In Okeechobee kids say there is nothing
to do," she said. "They find a place to gather,
maybe hang out at the lake, have bonfires ...
the things some of them do there will curl
your hair."
Teens who date early are more likely
to make risky choices. Dating someone two
or more years older increases the likelihood
of risky choices.
Using drugs or alcohol increases the
likelihood of engaging in other risky behav-
ior
Parents have to talk to their children about
drugs and the dangers of drug use, she said,
because drugs are available to them. "One
girl told me she could get drugs at her bus
stop," she said.
Spending time alone with a boyfriend
or girlfriend increases the danger of risky
choices.
Parents who spend time with their
kids-even though the kid protest that's
boring-decrease the likelihood the chil-
dren will make risky choices.
Knowing about sexual issues such as
the risk ofSTDs and teenage pregnancy can
help protect kids from making risky choices.
It's never too early to talk to kids, she said.


"When my son turned 16, I said 'O.K., it's
time to talk about STDs.' and my son said,
'O.K., Mom. What do you want to know?'
"Talk to them about abstinence," she
said.
"Talk to them about what it means to
wait until they are older, to wait until they
are married to have sex."
She said parents must teach by their own
actions.
"Remember your children are watching
you," she said. "Your example speaks far
more than your words."


Okeechobee News/cnarles Murpny
Frank Kruppa (left) hands out a door
prize won at Friday's Tween summit.


Break down barriers to



family communication


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Parenting a teenager can be frustrating.
For example, a parent asks a teen to
clear the dinner table. The teen stacks a
few plates on top of each other, adds a
couple glasses, throws a silverware and a
napkin the stack, starts across the floor and
watches as the precariously-balanced load
crashes to the floor.
"What were you thinking!" screams the
parent.
dunno, "responds the teen.
"That could be true," said Family Thera-
pist Brian Neal.
The human brain doesn't fully develop
until you are about 23 years old, explained
Mr. Neal.
Mr. Neal was one of the presenters at the
'Tween Summit sponsored by the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee County
on Aug. 21 at Indian River State College Wil-
liamson Conference and Education Center.
Communicating with 'tweens and teens
effectively is easier if you recognize the bar-
riers to communication and deal with them,
he said.


Neal.


Without realizing they are doing it, par-
ents often set up barriers to communication,
he said, offering some examples.
Communication barrier: Interrupting
Let your child talk without interrupting
him. You will have your turn to speak. This
lets your child know that you are interested
in what he is saying.
Communication barrier: Not paying full
attention to your child
Turn off the T.V or radio. Move away
from the computer or phone. Make eye con-
tact with your child. Sit next to him if you
need to.
Communication barrier: blaming or
preaching
Instead of saying things that make your
child feel bad ("You're so stupid for doing
that" or "I said so, that's why."), try using
constructive "I" messages like "So what I
hear you saying is ..."
Communication barrier: Criticizing
Let your child know that you respect
his feelings and what he has to say and how
he feels.
The 'Tween summit presenters also in-
cluded Dr. Josie Weiss who spoke at the
adult breakout session, and Kellie Chapman
and Mike Davis who did the 'Tween break-
out session.


Submitted photo

Grant funding
Greg Thogerson, employee of Morgan Stanley, presents a check from the
Morgan Stanley Foundation to Maureen Burroughs, President of Okeecho-
bee Main Street. This $3,500 check was awarded from their Volunteer Incen-
tive Program (VIP).


August 28,2009


Okeechobee News




Okeechobee News


Pop Warner hosts jamboree Saturday


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
One hundred twenty eight football teams
and 116 cheerleading squads will be at one
location this weekend-Okeechobee.
The Treasure Coast Pop Warner Confer-
ence will hold their annual ]amboree for the
second year in a row at Okeechobee soccer
complex near North Elementary School.
"I think it will definitely be great for the
hotels, gas stations, and restaurants, and
football in general," Okeechobee Pop War-
ner President James Shockley said.


Four Okeechobee teams will compete
along with teams from Indian River, St. Lu
cie, Martin and Palm Beach Counties on Sat-
urday and Sunday.
Okeechobee will have teams in the Tiny
Mite, Mighty Mite, Pee Wee, and Midget divi-
sion this year.
Okeechobee's Tiny Mite team plays Sat-
urday at 9 a.m. against Royal Palm Beach
and 10:30 am. against Jupiter.
The Mighty Mite squad faces Royal Palm
Beach on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Palm
City at 1:30 p.m.


The Pee Wee squad meets Jupiter on
Sunday at 9 a.m. and Fort Pierce at 10:30
a.m.
The Midget squad faces Riviera Beach on
Sunday at 3 p.m. and the Martin County Bull-
dogs on Sunday at 3:45 p.m.
There will be a small entrance fee for non
participants. There will also be concessions
sold.
Last year there was a large ant problem
at the field so officials are making early pre-
cautions to avoid problems on the fields,
Pop Warner officials said.
Okeechobee Pop Warner Vice President
Donald Sheldon said he thinks the Chobee
Lil' Brahmans program should bring a lot of
people to Okeechobee for low cost enter-


them play ball," he said. tainment this weekend and throughout the
Jackson said his team will not overlook fall. "The teams are looking better than they
this game. He wants to see his team intense
and focused, "The kids are more focused ever looked. Each team has more players on
this week. I think the kids have treated this each team and more depth. Okeechobee
just like class and they have tested them- should have several teams playoff bound,"
selves," he said. he said.
Jackson also will play both T.J Allen and The entire schedule of games can be
D.J Washington at QB. He praised them both found on the internet at www.popwarner.
for their team attitude. "Both young men
have been supportive of each other. Neither com
of them want to do something that will hurt Simply click on find a league and look
the team. They both want to be successful up the Treasure Coast Conference to print a
and win." schedule.

i.









|.;li lll',IJI.I ; li:f' ; l. l ;|li; Ii::ll if nii l :lllll',Id.: i fl l ;.: llli] MI];[ill lf[lll l]
*lmplantsAreSurgicallynserted *StabilizeDentresorPartials *Same Da Emergencies Welcome!
& Restored In theSame office *Sedation DentistryAvailable! *Free SecoOpinion Consultations
*Replace Missing Teeh ImmediatePlacement Implants 100% Financing Available at 0%l Interest
Secure Teeth the Same Day!
APPEARANCE IMPLANTS www.harrouff.com
a LAIRY
DENTISTRV

(561)741-7142
1.888-FL.IMPLANTS
6390W Indiantown Rd, Jupiter
Chasewood Plaza Mihl asaIi, DIMD.Ot1AipOlii. OWl. a urn B.I an l n I, tlF l i, DD-lSalnle i. ll,
i ' "Our Dentists have over 130 years combined dental experience in Palm
"liy T'il Rd Beach County. 20 years implant experience and over 13,000 crowns/implants
Open Enings & Sat by Appointmenr insertions, and are dedicated to providing you with top quality dental care".

IMPLANTOLOGY IS NOT RECOGNIZED SPECIALTY BY THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION AND FLORIDA BOAROF DENTISTRY. NEWTREATMENT
PROGRAM ONLY THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAVE THE RIGHTTO REFUSE TO PAYCANCEL PAYMENT OR BE
REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED A A RESULT OF ANDWITHIN 72 HOURS OF
RESPONDING TOTHEADVERTISEMENTFOR THE FREE DISCOUNTED OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee has held the edge over Fort
Pierce recently but that all could change to-
night at Lawnwood Stadium.
Fort Pierce has been rebuilding for the
past two years, and now that rebuilding pro-
cess appears to be over.
The Cobras return Division I talent Tim
Smith at QB and WR Jabari Cargill. They
would be even more formidable but a re-
cruiting violation with a former Westwood
Assistant has cost them Mario Chavis and
his brother, Jamin, two players with college
potential.
Coach Chris Hutchings said his team is
vastly improved over the past few years.
Okeechobee won last years contest 46-19
as Lonnie Pryor ran for over 280 yards and
two touchdowns.
New Coach Myron Jackson said the
games between the two schools are always
competitive. He said when he played both
teams were rivals, "They have athletes and
big guys. We just match up with them the
best we can. Hopefully our conditioning and
effort will pull us through," he said.
Jackson said tonight will be about evalu-
ating the talent. He stated most varsity play-
ers will play but some junior varsity players
will also get a chance.
"I'm taking it as an opportunity for my
first real look at these young men. We'll
keep the game plan simple tonight and let







105 Hwy 98 N
Okeechobee
863.763.9983
Open Tues Sat
S4:30 PM 10 P


Brahman scouting report;


Fort Pierce Cobras


August 28, 2009


A REAL o


BRAINER!

If you're looking to
save money -- and
who isn't these days?
-- subscribing to the
Okeechobee News
is a real no brainef
And if you enroll today in
our EZPay
subscription plan, you'll
not only save REAL
money, but you'll
s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent.
Plus we'll give you a
complimentary
e-Subscription, so you
can read YOUR
newspaper
anywhere via the
Internet.
S That's a value
of $72 --
Yours for
FREE
if you act
NOW!
Value based on annual
subscriptions)

SUBSCRIBE

TODAY!
For ONLY $6.00 a month
EZPay is simplicity personified. It is
the most convenient way to pay for
your subscription. Once it's set up,
it's automatic every month. And with
no bills, no checks and no mail,
EZPay is kind to the environment.
Act now! Limited time offer!
Visit:
https://circulation.newszap.coml
Email:
readerservices@newszap.com
Call: 800-282-8586
iftE aNEaWduSt JI

KEE(CHOBEE NEWS




Okeechobee News


Create Your Own Ads Online! Two weeks FREE... It's Easy!

Submit Your Free Online Classified Ad Today at WWW.NEWSZARCOM Click on Classifieds
Post your ads in any of these newspapers for only $8 each:
Okeechobee News Caloosa Belle Clewiston News Glades County Democrat Immokalee Bulletin The Sun


OliI.,,'r,- lo ) ,. I Lnr + i ph,,,..

Absolutely FREE!
SAdd 4 more lines & more photos for 14 each
SPost your ads in our papers for only 18 each


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




Busy Child Care Center
seeks Experienced
Careiver. Must have
45 hrs. Please call
863-467-5588

E 1.!-IElJ,:!:, I. Ur, I a k
BOOKKEEPER *:i"
(863) 763-5321 (night)
or 863-634-7552(day)

OFFICE HELP NEEDED
Full Time
Atland Recycling
561-236-3040




PART TIME HELPER
needed, 2 days a week.
Call between 9:30 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.
(863)467-6377








For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com






READING A
NEWSPAPER
MAKES YOU A
MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.
o wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!


Mechanic.
Work 5% days per week w/addi-
tional rotating on call weekends.
Walpole, Inc offers Competitive
Wages, Full Benefits and much
more.


A i e


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!
NOTICE

Independent Newspapers
1';,1 n 1r --- rT .1. 3 51
H J r-si,,,,

tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of iame, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-


to alert our reader of

not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
A Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771
shop here first
The classified ads






ii.
," ,,l- ... ij r ii







? NEED HELP ?
CALL GEORGE
CARTER
Painting, Repairs,
Carpentry
Power Washing
FREE CONSULTATION
(863)763-4775


I


I


VIKING LOTS, $6,300
Dry, 1/4 ac lots, price
covers all costs. Call
Don 954-290-0861




TREASURE ISLAND -
2 Mobile Homes on
waterfront lot w/dock.
Owner financing.
$75,000 (239)340-4770
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or doset in
today's dassifieds.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


BIG 0 Adult, gated
community, Park Model,
1BR, 1BA, Large porch.
free YIFI. Heated pool,
club house. No pets.
$550 mo. 561-568-7767
or 561-253-4299
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
2BR/1BA, water & trash
ncl., $525 mo. + $525
sec,/cleaning deposit, no
pets, non-smkg. env. Call
(863)467-1346 Iv. msg.
NICE 2 BR, 1'/2 BA, All
appl. W&D. Completely
furnished. $450 mo. +
dep. 812-989-3022
MOBILE HOME 2/1.5,
furnished, all included.
$185/wk. $500 dep. NO
PETS. 863-983-2809.
OKEECHOBEE 3BR
1.5BA screened patio,
-. 1 wood floors,
jr-. I-. town water/
sewer, $800 mo., no
dep. (954)610-5345


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



MATTRESS New,
queen, firm, Serta,
plush, $275 firm. Call
863-763-0141 after
6pm





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



BEAUTIFUL SAMAN-
THA'S GARDEN APTS -
In Town, 2BR/2BA, W&D,
$850 mo. + $500 sec.
Call (863) 634-5780
IN TOWN 2/2 very
clean, w/d, lawn maint
included, $800 + $300
sec. (863) 634-3572
Oak Tree 2/1.5 -2 sty,
WID, fenced patio,
clean, $700 + Sec
(863)634-3313
OKEE., 2br, Iba New
kitchen & paint. Laundry.
No pets. $625/mo., $500
sec. dep. 772-215-0098
VIKING/PRAIRIE Effi-
clency. Very clean!
$600/mo. T,,-i..
utilities. No ; r. :r II
561-329-8205




KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New flr tile. Incids
Water, Elec. $800 mo.
+ sec. 863-697-6428
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


August 28, 2009


2 bed, 2 bath Home
$700 mo, $700 sec.
References required
863-763-6975
Cute, Clean Bungalow
2/1, NW 4th St. $700
mo. Ist, last, $500 sec.
(561)743-0192
LaBelle 1st month
FREE 3BR, 2.5BA, 3
fenced acres, 2300 sq.
ft. shed, $1,050/month.
Call 770-856-2480
OKEE- 3br, 2ba, w/of-
fice, totally renovated, 2
Master Suites, Ig jacuzzi
on screened back porch,
Jacuzzi in Master Suite,
fenced back yard, too
many extras to mention.
$900/mo, $500 sec
(863)634-8007
OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $975 &
up/mo, Ist & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
Okeechobee Double-
wide, 2BR/2BA, 1,200
sq. ft., w/d, quiet loca-
tion, on 1 acre, east of
town, $800 mo., 1st
last & sec.
(863)634-5303

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




For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


CBS 4/2 + efficiency,
completely remodeled,
in ground pool, fenced,
metal roo, .48 acres,
2,000 + s.f, 20X30
steel shed, $149,900
(561)801-3002


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


$, .. c.. *


"Copyrighted Material


' Syndicated Content


Available from Commercial News Providers"










,i,,d ., 4=, .-'ll,




16 Okeechobee News August 28, 2009


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

When you want some- For more listings,
thing sold, advertise in go to
the classifieds. www.newszap.com


NOTICE OF MEETING
Ok hobee County Construon Industry
Licensing Boa d





(863)824-3015











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD210




CeiateNo 1649 Yearofluane June-t-2
option of Propery BSSWOO UNTI 3 LOT 16 BLOCK 36
e1-05-3oee o5-uny ont60


AARON T O- / O





















Id property be09 In the County of Okeeoho bee, state of FPonda
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHRON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CRCUA T COURT
Okeechobee County Flonda
s/ Robin R Parnsh

































Ce,,iteN. 108 ,,,, Yea 'ofIss J-e-01-2007
S COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE W/2 OF
OF112OFTRACT32 36 345 33E
I-36-3-33-0AOO-00032-EOO
Sd -e -g,, the Coty of Okee.,ob,,, Stae of ',d
CFS PROTICE OFINC. APP FLORIDA COFOR T IOEED




Unptlonof Property, LOT E OFRe acT 32W 12di to Wlaw O 1
oun1 Judal CTn r 32 36 34m 33R
Said ppeny being i.n the County of Ohee, state of r,2nda
NmSUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
CFS PHARON PBERTIES INC LER FLORIDT CORPORTION



Okeechobee County, Fonda
is/ Robin R, Parnsh


C


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD207
r,,, i :. .i-ic: ..v.. , I, , . .



Cetcate No' 1180 Year ofssuance' une-1-2007
D pton of Propery LOT K OF TRACT 18 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 18 36 34N 33E
1-36-34-33-0AOD-0018- KOO
d pprty being in the Countyf Okhobee, State of Fionda
Name(s) in which a ed:
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION

" , ' I, -o --' ,' '


SUBJECT TO CURRENTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSN, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200TD212




Cemicate No' 325 Year ofuance June-01-2007
D ton of Prerty LOT G OFTRACT 32 W/2 OF1/2 1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 32 14 34E 33E
1-1-3-333-DAOD-0032-GO0
Said prty beig in the County of Okehobee, State of Fonda
Name(s) n which as ed:




SUBJECTTOCURREN TAXS
1HARON RnBFRTnON (- FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20.TD205




Cetficate No 782 Yearof- uane June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property LOT D OF TRACT 29 Wl/2 OF W/22 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 25 34S33E
1-25-34-33-OA00-00029-DOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeehobee, Stale of Fionda
Name(s) n which as ed
CHL HOLDINGS INC

' .. ... .... , .


SUBJECTTO CURRENTTAXES
qHARON RnBFRTOnN (C FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT










,' ' .'


I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION MR TAX DEED
200TD206
,,:, n ,:. .. ...... :' .... ..,.: . . ..



CertfcateNo, 1175 Yearofssuance. June-01-2007
D pt n of Property LOT OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF 1/2 OF TRACT 17 36 34S33E
1-36-34-33-OA0OO-00017-K00
Sad popert being In the County of Okeeobee, State of Flonda
Name(s in which as d:
MARTNE L COUGLANGES




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FR TAX DEED
2009TD387




Certlcate No, 2019 Year of Issua e. 3une01-2007








.. ......... . .IJ.. sq e .. .
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robm Re. Parn
Deputy Clek









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FR TAX DEED
2009D395




Cer0cate No' 2168 Yar of Iua te' tuneo01-20 07


THE NORTHERLY PROJECTON OF THE EST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 159.46 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
TION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 304T- STREET
(STATE ROAD 15- THENCE RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 304TH STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 246.85
FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF NE 55TH AVENUE THENCE
RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY FOR A DISTANCE
OF 158.96 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 15 SOUTH-
ERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1 THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 5 FOR A DISTANCE OF 242 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
1-19-34-36-0100-00007-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Names) in which ase d
E & S DAIRY




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTsON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











The classifieds are theIt's never too late to find
most successful e the perfect gift. Look
person in town. for it in the dassifieds.


~m~n~n~


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD091




Certficate No 779 Year of Issuance June-01-2007
eptlon of Property LOT F OF RACT 27 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT27 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33.AO-OAOO27-FO0
Sad prope eg in he County of Okeechobe Ste of Florda
Name(s) in which -a-sd
CHL HOLDINGS INC




SUBECT TO CURRENT TAXES












NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD386







8- 9-DO-36-0010-00020-0OC0
Cert 0te No 1IN5 YeO 1 of isuane luneT 1-200 E


Sad proper tyeng n he County of Oeechob Ste of Floda








SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Oe ..hobee County, or a
/H/ Rob R Parrsh
Deput Qerk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD390




CertifiateNo 2290 Yearofssuance une-01-2007
Dernptlon of Prperty CO AT 1/4 SEC COR ON W E BDR LINE OF
SEC 1 RUN ENCE DEG 2 MIN 08 SEC E 1 SE LINE
MR A DIST OF Ie FT THENCE RUN N 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC E /da
WITH W BORY LINE OF N1/2 OF SEC 17 DIST OF 102 FT THENCE
RUN S 8 DEG N2 MIN 08 SE E P/L WITH S BDRY LINE OF N 1/2
OFSUB SEC 17 DISTOF 50 FT FOR A P COUNT 5 89 DEG 24 MIN 08
SEC E DIST OF 100 FT RUN S 0 DEG 04 MIN 22 SEC W DIS OF
100 FTLRUN N89 DEG 24 MIN 08 SEC W COST OF 100 T RUN N 0
SHARON ROBERTIN 22 SEC E DIERK OF 100 FTTO 17 37 36 .UT
ACRE
1-17-37-36-OAAA-0003-144D
Sad properbe In the Cunof Okaseehobeer, S e d da







SUBJECTTOCURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











How do you find a job How fast can your car
in today's competi- go? It can go even
ive market? In the faster when you sell
employment section it, ,inthe declassified.
of the Classifieds


~n~nr~





August 28, 2009 Okeechobee News 17


I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD213






.. .; 'OF S1/2
OF ,-R : 12 210 .3,


Name(s)l in which assessed
MAESIC HOMES & REALTY SWLLC




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES






















0 pa2OFTR CT1 2 3 161338
Sa opere fe ,oof Oo hbee, ,of onda

MM


















NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
209TD72D4




















CetfiateNo 352 Yearof Isuance June-01-2007
DSrpBon of Poperty LOT OF TRACT 12 W1/2 OF E/2 OF N1/2
OFN/2FTRACT12 2134S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00012-DO0O
















Said poperty being in the County of Okeehobee, State of Ronda
















Names ) in whi assss
SMAJEaSc HOMES & REALTY SW LLC




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD196




Cerfiate No 666 Year of uane- JuneO-2007
Desnpt0ln of rope LOT P OF TRCT 23 E1/2 OFE1/2 FS1/2
OF S1/2 OF RAT 23 23 34S 33E
1-23--3-33-0AO000023-P00O
Said property being in he County of Okeehobee, State of Fioda
Name(s) m which seed
]OAN e ZORI
IEO h e Z




SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OFRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County Frnda
/s/Rohn RPamsh











2009TD20




CertficateNo 444 Yearofssuane June-01-2007
Desnpton of Propery: LOT O OF TRACT 6 W/1/2 OF E/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF RAT 06 20 34S33E
1-20- -33-OA00"O006-0000
Said property being in Lhe County of Okshobee, State of Fioda
Name(s) m which assessed
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORAON




SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERKOF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Frda
sRon R Pamsh









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD197
in m :" I , ,r ,: < ..'-iMi m i L ." .. .



Cerficate No 291 Year of Isuance June01-2007
pton of rope LOT OF TRACT 8 Wl/2 OF El/2 OF N1/2
OF /2 OF LR2ACT 8 14 34S 33E
1-1434-33-OAOO-000083JOOO
Said property being n he County of Okeshobee, State of Floda
Nes) mn which assessed
CHLHOLDINGS INC




SUBJECTTOCURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County Frnda
sRon R Pamsh


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD061




Cerfcate No, 799 YearofIuane June-01-2007
.. o-.. .. : a . .. OF N1/2



Name(s) n which assessed
KERRY SOOeKHOO




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHRON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Floda


















Ceicate No 152 Yea nce -012001/2


, *0 .,









SHARON ROBERTSN, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT












NOTICE OF APPLICATION R TAX DEED






Ceficate No 173 Year of Issuance une01-207

.E .. .. .... .


ms which d





SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
N CEO .ICA O FO ADE


neWLIVMPMC OM cFN Fr ~ ~ ~ I.~?~Si~P17


Community Links. sos 00-5150 Co*os L OaeorsO sosso easOs"'a osaooosssosoosnaR
Individual Voicese eoeoea ooesnosadas-oa' so See afan e0 Lae o 0e eoefo- a '


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009D26
\,:.., .. ,; :;. ,^ iin. .- ... .



Certffiote No, 151 Year of Is-uan June01-2007
De ptlon of Propeoy LOT OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/;
OFN1/20FTRACT131 34533E
1-11--34-3-30A-00013-COO
Sad popeftbeg n f cuCou of Okechobee, State of Roda
Name(s) in which assessd
DELROY HARRISON

. , .


SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES













NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED






Certficate No. 921 Year of Iuance, Ju--01-2007
Desipton of Popery, LOT F OF TRACT 3 1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 01
N1/2 OF TRACT 03 28 34S 33E
1-2 8-3s33-OA T/-0000o3-FOO
Sad proper being in te Couny of Okeechobee Stteof Flroda
Nam) i whrh aseed.
DELRONHRIOETS




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT












NOTICE OF APPCATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD063




Cer-fate No: 840 Year of Iuae' June01-2007
Description of Property LOT I OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF Nl/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 26 34S 33E
1- 26-34-33-OA0-00030-CO0
Sad property being in County of Okeechobe, State of Florida
Nam(s) in which passed'
SANDRAJOHNSON



, ...nn -,r. ,w, ,,
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


rmscrmrn


PF .lic odc








- -
NOTICEOFAPP ATIOFOR TAX DEED









pr paw boa/ 0 the o.Odof Okehbee, ae of Honda












DOcripton of Property LOT F OF TRACT 9 EW1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF
S pe l in the Conty of Okeehobee, State of Fonda





"oW, , "
Na" *) -n wh-ch .sssse





SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES












NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED





Cerlfiate No. 850 Year of -nce. 3une-01-2007


1i-7-34-33-1A00-00010010-
Sad op ry being the County of Okeechobee, State of Ronda
Names inwhh assessed
ROBERT L REPASS




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, ERK OF ORCOT COURT
Oeechobee Cunt Fbonda
/s/ Robin R Parnsh
Deputy Cerk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009D062




Certificate No' 802 Year of Iuance: une-01-2007
De-cnpon of Pfopert OT F OF TRACT 9 El/2 OF W11/2 OF S11/2 OF
N/2 OF TACT 09 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-0AO- 0009-F000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Ronda
Names) in whch aesed'
IAN M SUPERVILLE




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20MTD072




CerficateNo 1047 Yearofl an June-01-2007
Desnptn of Prper. LOT B OF ACT 5 W1/2 OF El/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 33 33 34S 33E
1-3N-34-33-0A00O0005-BO000
Said property being the County of Okehobee, State of Fonda
Names) which assessed
KENNT CLAMRK




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
HARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County Fbnda
s/Rop n R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk









OTICE OF APPLICATION FOR T DEED
200TD042




Ceraficate No. 531 Year of iuane 3une-01-2007
Denpton of Ppe LOT AF T16 E/2 OFR El/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 2134S 33E
2121-34-33-A0O-00016-ADOO
ld prrty being n theC oo f Okeechobee, Stae of Flida
Nam bcinwhchassessead
DELRO HARRIISON




SUBJECTTOCURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NIN CE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
2009TD036

i;, i6 . F. N, .


Cerificate No' 187 Year of Iuan-e: uneO1-2007
Descption of Property LOT I OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF Sl/2 OF RACT 32 1134S 33E
1-11-34-A33-0A 0032-IOM
Said property being n the County o Okeehobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) i which aseed
MICHAEL DAVINO




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


- -
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
200`ID037
,.T-,,, .: r : . . '. ,



Certcate N., 272 Yearoflssuae June01-2007

7.:.: .r. .- .A : A. 2OFS1/2



TRECIE CCALLA

.',r . ,- ..... ,


SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHRON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk















Ceiicate N, 710 Yar o Iuane June01-2007
.I ii L | i I i | | .; 1 : OF N1/2



Nam hih assesd:
I I . . CA LLA




SUBJECTOCURRENTTXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD396




Certfice No. 734 Year of Iss.uae une-01-2007

. I r io u s e

Name( in whih assed:
B GTTYLGILL
DAIDB GILL




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


Okeechobee News


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
2009TD025
r, .. ,.,:- .:. ... .



Certfcate No, 92 YearoflIsu e, une01-2007
DeNptlon of prrty LOT G OF TACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF /;
OF Ni/2 OF TRACT 110 34S 33E
1-10-34/33"p AO00001 -GOOO

Name(s) in which assessd
GILDA MOLTOHER



.-*" . o ....
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES














2009T392




Certfite No, 1029 Year of Iuane June-01-2007
DeC pton of Ppet LOT OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF NI/;
OF Sl/2 OF TRACT 16 32 34S 33E
1-32-34-33 -OAM00016-3MOO
Sad ppe beng n 0e County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
NameO ) s wh hI ased.
CHLHOLINGS INC.




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T70015




Certflite No: 267 Year of Isuane' 3une-01-2007
Description of Property, LOT D OF TRACT 29 W1/2 OF Wl/2 OF NI/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-00A-00029-D0()
Sad property beg n he Cunty of Okeechobe, State Florida
Na R(s) n which asssed'
ROGER DENNY



., a r. ,- , .... .
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


newszUacm .. .m- i a:i ..'L


Community Links. . r ....

Individual Voices. e-Oaoo E/T ooeOvoioe'


August 28, 2009


rnnrmre


rmscrmrn




August 28, 2009


I


'OF i/A2



a HA E ]E ODU
NOTICE OF APPULICATON FOR TA DEED
2009TD049




Certficate No 657 Year of Iuan.e, June-01-2007



















Name) in which assessed
MICHAEL JAMES ODU


















,.. . ... . '"",'".". ,FN
SUBJECT TOCURRE TmAES
NOTICE OF APPUCATRION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD027

0" 2 f-,- U ... ,', ,


Certfie No. 157 Year of uane, une-01-2007 N1/2

















. .. ..... I . .. ...

Nme(s) in which asessed


















, -.. . . ,, ;.e ,
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES












NOTICE OF AppLICATION FOR TAX DEED





Certificate No' 302 Year of Isuance: June"01-2007










SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20MTD025




Certficate No 92 Yearoflsuane, une- -20l07
Denpton of Prpery. LOT G OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 10 34S 33
1-10-34-33-OA00-0001-GODO
Said property being in the County of Okhobee, State of Fiorda
Nam s) which ssesse
GILD MOLTOMER




SUBJECTTOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBRTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
s/Roun R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk








NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TA DEED
209TD032




Cemrtcate No. 152 Year of Issuance. une-01-2007
Denpton of Pr pe LOT F OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 13 1134S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00013-FOO
Sld pprty being i the Countyof Okeehee, State of FInda

SName(s T n which aeT ed;e
DLROYHARRIMON




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


r'i, r,, :r i ,, '-, .. i-. .. .. FA. N


Cemrtfiate No' 531 Year of Iuane: June-01-2007
DeSOFptlon of Property LOT A OF TRACT 16 El/2 OF El/2 OF N1/2
1-21-34-33-OAOO-M016-A0OO
Said property being in the County o Okeebebee, State of Flonda
Name(s) m which aseed
DELROY HARRISON




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD027




Cersacate No, 157 Year of Isuane- Jlune-O01-2007


It- -


MICHAEL D. mdINNIS
m ....'




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk








NOTICE OF APPLICATION FORTAX DEED
20099T028





.' .' ,i .. .. T " OF: N1/2







.. '...-iS. F ND/
SUBJECT CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUS COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20091205
S Aii i- : ILL III I0 'i ..* I F


Cerficate No 71 Year of Issuane une01-2007
L ." 1 1 OFM/2








SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SUBJECT~~~ TOCREN AE


ADVERTISE



and Get Results


Okeechobee News


NOTICE OF APPLICATnON FOR TAX DEED
2009TD198
\,.. .-, ,, .:. . ..


CertfiteNo, 2473 Yearoflsn e, 3une-01-2007
Deripton f Property UNPLATTED LANDS OF THE CITY BEG 567 F
S AD 0 FT W OF NE COR O SEC 28 RUN S 197 FT THENCE
211 FT N 197 FT E 211 FT TO 2837S 35E93
2- 8-37-35-OA O-00028-AOOO
Sad property being n e County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Namers) n whrh asseosd.


-., .. .'e ,,
i...., a 4 r I.hl 1=..I .T I-- :.*I
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CRCUT COURT










NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD194




CertfcateNo, 863 e, oIsuane ne-01-2007
Deption of Poper LOT H OF TRCT 6 E/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2 01
N1/2 OF TRACT 06 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAO-00006-HO0O
Sad property being n e County o ookeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in whh as-esd.
CF PROPERTIES INC. A FLORIDA CORPORATION


I,.. a', I... . r i, ,
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD192




Ce"-flte No: 645 Yer of Isuae: June-01-2007
Deinpton of Property LOT n 14 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/;
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 14 23 34S 33E
1- 23-34-33-AO0-00014-NO0O
Sad property being in Cunty of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) m which asseed'
CHL HOLDINGS INC




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


rmscrmrn


PF .licMdc









m i m
NOTICEOFAPPLIATION FORTADEED
W9TD201
l,.:7,,; .. ; ,,, : ,,M , '



CertficateNo 377 Yearof Isuance- June-01-2007




Name(s) in which assessed
ANDREW JOSEPH
DENISE TARREN




SUBJECT TOCURREN TAXES












NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


.1 . I-, r rTr...a l .;al ;



CetificateNo, 376 YearofIsuane: Jne-01-207




inwhrh
.. . ... ....... .


AND JOhSEPH
DENISET




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SH N RO BERTON, CERK OF CIRCUIT COURT










NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD199






Dnpon Odf Ppty LOT EOF TRC 9 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF1/20FTRACT 163S33E
Sad y eng n the C of Oeehee State of Ronda
Names la which assessed:
RIMS-) HYLTON
SONIA ROSE RIE HYLTON


.-... a ", ,,, ,,, ... -
SUB]ECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
',' ,, .. . ,, , ,, ,,
,,~~ ~~ ,


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20MTD072




Cerfiate No 1047 Year oflssua e June-01-2007
Decnptan of Prper. LOT B OF TACT 5 W1/2 OF El/2 OF N1/2
OFN1/20FTRACT 33 3334S033E
1-33-34-33-OAOO-OO0OS-BO0O
Said p operty being m Lhe Count of Okehobee, State of Fioda
Names) which assessed
KENNETH CLARKE




SUBJECT TO RRENTTAXES
SHARRON OBRTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkeehobeeCounty Fonda
s/RoB n R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD037




Cemtficate No. 272 Year of Iluance: 3une-01-2007
Denpton of Property. LOT F OF TRCT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF Sl/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 3113 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00031-FO00
Sad property beng the Countof Oeeohobeke, Sate of Flnda
Names which as- Jed
TRE9 HCCALLA




SUBJECTTO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD049
- ,i-F;F FL , ,



Cemtficate No' 657 Year of Iuance' 3une-01-2007
De pton of Property LOTH OFTRACT 22 /2 OF E1/2 OF S/2
OF N/2 OF TRACE 222334S 33E
1-23-34-33-OAOO-D 022-eHO
Said pretty being th County of Okehobe, State of Floda
Name(s) which a ed
MICHAEL JAMES ODlM



.. l.. F y, :.v :..
SUBECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


m -
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


,.T-,,, .' r : . . ,. '. ,








Names) in which assessed
JOSUEJEAN






Okehobee County, Florda
/s/ Robin R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
















Ceiiate, No. so Ya uane une01-2007
.. l . :OFN1/2



() inwhih a d





SUBJECTTOCURRENTWTXES
SHARON ROBERTN, CLERK OF CIRCUS COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD015




Ceoraficae o Year of I uane uneOl-2007

S L ; i I. ai : eI OF N1/2


Name s) which as d
ROB DENNY




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
NNEO .ICAO FO AX


Okeechobee News


NOTICE OF APPLICATIONl FOR TAX DEED
2009TD063




Certfcate No. M Year ofuan Jlune01-2W 7
Desnpton of Propert' LOT C OF T 3CT E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/;
OF N1/2 OF TRAC 30 26 34S 33E
1- 26-3N433"OAFOC0003000O
Said prper beg in e Coty of Okeechobeo, State of Forda
Name(s) in which aessed
SNDRAJOHNSON




SUBEC TOCURRENT TAES













NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR T DEED
2009mT061




CertIfcate No, 799 Year of Issuane. une-01-2007
Decripton of Property LOT C OF TRCT 6 E1/2 OF W112 OF N1/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 06 26 34S 33E
1- 26-3433-OAO-00006-CO0
Sad property beg n he County of Okeechobe, State of Flonda
Na ms in whh as d.



, . a.. :, '
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009T7036




Cerflcate No: 187 Year of Iuane' June-01-2007
Deinpton of property: LOT TM 32 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF NI/;
OF 1/2 OF TRACT 32 1134s 33E
1-11-34-33-OAO 00032-IGOO
d property being in e County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Nam(s) i which a ssed'
MICHAEL DAVINO




SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT


n -w z p clie2-MU Wonr Cm051r colrnin o a oao 1 ,Wivciy o lea w ae otwwfs-


Community Links. oo.L .0S~- I f..lafr..N

Individual Voices. IF . ....... L ...i. .... ... ..... .


August 28, 2009


rnnrmre


Imnrmrn




August 28, 2009


I


NOTICE OF APpUCATION FOR TAX DEED
- -


2o9TDO26




Certfiate No 151 Year of Isuane, June1-2007
DeOption of Propert LOT C OF TRACT 13 E1/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 13 1134 33E
1-11-34-33-oAOOoo-o o13-cooo
Said popert berig i the County of Okeehobee, State of Fonda
Namels) I which asesed
DELROY HARRISON




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES












NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
200970TD066









. 1 ,-
Certficate No, 921 Yearof Iuance. June-1-2007















Des on of Popery LOT OF TRACT24 EI/2 OF W1/2 OF S/2
N1/2 OF TRACT 03 2 34S 33E
L1-28--33-OAOO-00-003-FO
Sald property being n the County of Okeechobee, State of Fonda
Namein which assessed
DLROHARRISON




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES




















SH N ROBERTON, RK OF RCU COURT
Said ppey being n the County of O ,eee State of ,onda






SUBNEC ATO CURRENT TATXE
SHeRON ROBERTopNr LTERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
1-2-43300-004N0


I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20M9TD059




Certficate No 719 Year of Issuance. June-01-2007
Depnptlon of Propery LOT B OF TRACT 23 Wl/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 23 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAO-00"023-B00
Said p opeoty being in the County of Oklhabee, State of Floda
Name(s) which assessed
DIANA MARIE DALONZO
MERLE V DALONZO


I.. .. ." ,r r'"',, , ,a. bi. ,r- ,,f,.._
SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT










NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED





Ceroficate No' 793 Yer of uance June-01-2007

DesFptlon of Ppert. LOT OF TRACT 4 E/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF 1/2 OF TRACT 04 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-0A00O-004- KO
Said property being in the County of Okehobe, State of Flonda






SUBJECT TOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
i/s/ Robin R Pamsh
Deputy Clerk








NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD017




Certcate No 281 Year of ssuance June1-2007
Despton of Poperty LOT K OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF 1Sl/2 OF TRACT 4 14 34S 33E
1-14-34-33-0A00"0004-K0O
Sad property being n the County of Okehobe, State of Flida
Name(s) in which aesed
RIPROCK HOMES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL




SUBECT TO CURRENT TAXES
FHARON ROWRTI ON (i FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT


' ,


*ADVERTISE--

and Get Results


Okeechobee News


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED


, r j r ,o ". .: . . ,:- *:*


Certcate NO, 283 Year ofluane une01-2007


) . . ..

Names) in which assessed
RIPROCK HOMES INC FLOIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL




SUBJECTTO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT CURT










NOTICE OF APICATON MR TAX DEED
2009TD70023




Cefcate No: 855 Year of uae' une01-2007

esc of P LOTS E AND K OF TRACT 3 W112 OF W112
OF Sl/2 OF NI/2OF TRACT 03 AND El/2 OF Wl/2 OF Nl12 OF
Sl/2 OF TRACT 03 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-O0003-EO00
Sad property being n the County of O bee Sate of Floda
Name(s) which assessed
ROBERT i REPASd




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Florda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clk








NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD060




CerLcate No 793 Year of Isuane June01-2007
cnptn of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 4 E/2 OF Wl/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 04 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-0A-000004-K000
Sd prperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) which asked,
EVERY BAILEY
PHILLIP BAILEY




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBFRT-N CI FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT




. . '.' .. . .. . [ .


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009"D059




Certfiote No, 719 Year of Iuane June-01-2007
Derpton of Property LOT B OF TRACT 23 W/2 OF E1/2 OF NI/;
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 23 24 34S33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO00023-BO0
Sad poprt berg in the Cout of Okeechobe, State of loda
Name(5) in which assessd
DIANA MARIE DALONZO
MERL V DALONZO


I, ., ', . rr.. '. :* , '
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF ORCUI COURT












2009TD391




Ceaf"-ate No; 4.7 Yearof Issuane une-01-2007
Desipto of Poe, LOT F OF TRACT 7 El/2 OF W11/2 OF 112 01
N1/20 TRACT7 205 OlS33E
1-20-4 -33--OA 00007-0MO
Sad prpebe g n Coun of Okeechobe State of Florida


Nae(s) u rh, r aseed



SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAE5












NOTICE OF AICA ON FOR TAX DEED
2009TD323




CertfiCte No 855 Year of uan e June-01-2007
Descptlon of Poperty LOTS E AND K OF TRACT 3 W1/2 OF W1/i
OF 51/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 03 AND El/2 OF W1/2 OF N112 01
Sl/2 OFTRACT03 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAO(O-O03-EO0O
Sad proper being n e County of Okeehobee, State o Florida
Name(s) in whh a-sed.




SUB3ECTTO CURRENT TAXES
ARON ROBFRTN N FRK OF CRCUIT COURT


rmscrmrn


PF bli Noic




22 Okeechobee News August 28, 2009


- -
NOTICE OF APPUCATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD017




CertficateNo 281 Yearofl uane une01.-2007
sription of Propety LOT K OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2

Said ppr bi the Cnt of Okechobee, State of Honda
Nas) .in w hh assessed
IPROK HOMES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
SABINE PAUL




SUBJECT O CURRENT TAXES





,







NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20MTD013




Certifiate No' 234 Year of Isu e Jue01-2007

Drpton of Property, LOT B OF TRACT 16 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-AO-00016-B000
Said property being in the County of Okeechbee, State of Ronda


.1r r ME: t.. .. . ,




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD054




Certficate No 480 Yearoflssuar e June-O1-2007
UDesrpton of Property LOT N OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF Sl1/2 OF TRACT 20 34S 33E
1-20-34-33-OAOO-OOO4-NOO0
Said property being in the Conty of Okeehebee, State of Ronda

JOHN ULET
NAOI ULETT




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
FHARON RORFRT-N 0 FRK OF CIRCUS COURT


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
20MTD018




CertfiateNo 283 Yearof Isrance tJu 01-2007
Desnpton of Pperty' LOT P E/ OF /2 E1/2 OF S1/2 OF
SD/2 OF TRACT 4 14 34S 33E
1-14-34-33-OAOO-O0004-POOO
Sad property b eing n he C ty of Okehatbee, State of Fimda






. . > ,, ai" ,irr i i. '
SUBJECTTOCURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERSN, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD394






eOptlon of PoTperT, LOT M OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF Sl/2 OF FRACT I3 34S 33E



aI -F .. : UST




SUBJECT TOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Fbnda
s/ Robin R Pamh
Deputy Clerk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD203




CerbicateNo 377 Yearof ssuane 3Ju-01-2007
Despton of Property LOTS A AND B OF TRCT 12 E1/2 OF E/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 12 AND W1/2 OF E112 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OFN1/20FTRACT12 1734S33E
1-17-34-33-OA0O-00012-AODD
Said property being n the County of Okeehobee, State of Florda







SUBJECT TO CURRENTTAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehob County, Florida
/s/Ron R Pamsh


,' . , . 2 . ,


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009"0O13




Certate No, 234 Yearof Issue June01-2007
S ;. ,:.. .A: .. . .. .:. .a











SHARON CROBERT CLERK OF CIRCU COURT











NOTICE OF IPPCAON MR TAX DEED
2009.D393




Certfaae No: 1039 Year of Iuae: ]une01-o2007

1 1az 7 il S112









SUBJECT TOCURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Florda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR T DEED
9209389




CerhMcateNo 962 Yearoflsuane June01-2007
Dcption of Propery LOT A OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT 24 28 34S 33E
1-28-34-33-0OAOO-00024-AO
Sad property being n the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) m which a-d,
AUNE JOSEPH
YNO PIERRE LOUIS




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
-HARON ROBFRT-N 1 FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT
-, "




. . ',' .. . . . . ,


newszap.comn .... ....... .. ....rr ..

Community Links.
Individual Voices. U..... .


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD006




Certcte No 63 Yearof Is e. June01-2007
Derptlon f Papertya LOTS CAND D OF CT5 E/2OFW/2OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT S 9 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-OAOO-00OS-COM
Sad popert being in e County of Okeechobee State of Flrda


..., ,




SUBJECT TOCURRET TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
// Robin R Pa sh
Deputy erk









NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD030


**, .I, c. ....,

Certlcate No. 65 Year of Isance. une01-2007
Desiptlon of Property LOTS G & H OF TRACT 5 W112 OF E1/2 OF
SL1/2 OF N1/2 OF T-ACT 5 & El/2 OF El/2 OF SL1/2 OF N1/2 OF
TRACT 5 09 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-0AOD-0005-GOOO
Sad property being n the County of Okchobe, State of Florida
Na ..(s) in which assess.d
LINDA S LOISEAU
STEPHANE LOISEAU




SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT











NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TDO6
.. . . ,



Certfcate No 63 Year ofl uance June-01-2007
DeNptlon of Pope: LOTS C AND D OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF
N12 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 AND W11/2 OF W11/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OF TRACT 5 093S 33E
1-09-34-33-OAOOD-00005-C0O
Said pperty being in the County of Okeechobe State of Flid

,l it ,' . ,'l





SUBJECT TOCURRENT TAXES
-ARON ROBFRTFON FRK OF CIRCUIT COURT












The classified are the Earn some extra cash.
most successful sales- Sell your used items
person in town. in the classified


rmscrmrn


PF bli: Ntic




August 28, 2009 Okeechobee News 23


- -
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD193



CertficateNo 879 Yearofssuance une012007
ODeIpton of Propery LOT N OF TRACT 10 l/2 OF Wl/2 OF 11/2
OFS/2 OFTRACT10 2734S 33E
1- 27-34-33"OA00-00010-NOOO
Sad proper beig n the County of Oketehobee, Sate of Fonda
Name(s) iwhch assessed
DERICKPHILLIPS
MARIASPRINGER
PEARL PHILLIPS
Unes aid rtificate sha b ra deemed wording to law te property in
such rficate shal be old to the highest bidder at the Okeehobee
County udca Center, Jry Asembly Ro m 312 NW 3 Sreet, Okeeho-
bee, Floda a 10;00 A.M., on the 10th day of Septembe, 2009
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK OF CRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Fonda
// Robin R Parnlh
DeputyClerk






NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
209TDB3
hi ~ l jr- r- :.,r .II ,r ,'' I .


CerficateNo 65 Yearofssuance Jun-01-2007
Deiption of Property LOTS G & H OF TRACT 5 W1/2 OF El/2 OF
51/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 5 & E/2 OF El/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF
1-09-34-33-A00O-OOO5-GOO0
aid -per being in he County of Okeehbee, State of oonda
Name(s) in which asesesed,
LINDA SLOISEAU
SEpHANE LOISEAU-



SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CRCUT COURT
Okeecobee Count Flonda
/ Robin R Par







NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED




Certificate No 590 Yearoflsuance un, 01-2007
DeriptLon of Property. LOT C OF TRACT 19 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N112
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 19 22 34S 33E
1- 22-34-33-0A00O-OO19-C000
5aid property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Fonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CHERYL H LOPEZ
DONALD HAVILAND
GAIL HABERMAN
JOHN R DOMINGUEZ
MILTON AITA



SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeehobee County, Fonda
/S/ Robin R Parnsh
Deputy Clerk

, ,, ,' ,' :


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
- -

209TDM43
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follo
ing ceficate ha filed said crbficate(f ) for a tax deed to be issued there
on, The certicte number and year of i ne the denpon of the
property, and the name( in which t was aeed are as flows
Cericate No o590 Yearof ssuance, Jne- -2007
Denptn of Property LOT C OF TRACT 19 E112 OF W1/2 OF 1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 19 22 34 33E
1-22-34-33-OA00-O0019-C000
Said property being in the Count of Okehobe, State of Flonda
Name s) In which assessed
'a-N
CHERYL H LOPEZ
DONALD HAVILAND
GAIL HABERMAN
OHN R DOMINGUEZ
MILTON AITA
Unles aid ertficate shall be redeemed aordng to law, the property in
-ch certificate shall be old to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judlcal Center, Jury sembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the thh day of Ocodber, 2009.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

.... ... .. . ... .. . . .


Auburn gets Kelley Smiley


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Kelley Smiley will hold a signing party
Friday night at Beef O'Brady's to celebrate
her Division I scholarship with SEC power
Auburn.The OHS graduate earned all state
honors in high school and was All State and
All American at the junior college ranks at In-
dian River State College last year. Smiley was
first team all conference in her two years at
IRSC. She was also a record setting player
for OHS during her four years on varsity.
Smiley said Auburn is almost a dream
come true for her, "I feel lust excitement,"
she said. "I just don't really know what to
think, I guess all different kinds of things."
Smiley will begin classes in January and
be eligible to play this spring for the Lady
Tigers. She explained that Auburn is a com-
petitive program and was having a good
2008 season before injuries hit late in the


year. Auburn finished 29-27 last year and
were (9-19) in SEC play.
Auburn caught word about Smiley from
Coaches from Iowa who had seen her play,
and they offered her a scholarship in the
spring. "They are really confident in me so
I'm really excited," Smiley said. She will
compete for jobs in the infield and was told
that if she swings a hot bat she will be in the
lineup. "I went on a visit there recently and
I just fell in love with the place. It is really
beautiful up there. It will be exciting to get
into the college life," she stated.
Friday's party is open to the public. It
will start at approximately 6:30 p.m. She
noted the party is a way for her to thank
the supporters she has in the community.
She thanked her fellow teammates over the
years, her Coaches at OHS and IRSC, her
parents Missy and Tommy, and her siblings,
for their support.


Volleyball team wins


at pre-season tourney


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee's girl's volley
ball team got off to a good start
Tuesday night with a victory
over Avon Park in three straight
games.
Okeechobee won 25-11.


Rebekah Bryan had 10 digs and
a pair of freshmen were dyna-
mite at the serving line.
Sarah Davis had 10 aces and
Darby Jones had seven aces for
Okeechobee.
The Lady Brahmans played
Thursday night against Frost
nrcnf ct thf rc-ocoocfcccn i ra-


25-7, and 25-12 over the Lady ment.
Red Devils. The girls first home match
LeAnna Cotton had six kills is Tuesday against Lincoln Park
and Monica Koger had five kills. Academy..

Syndicated Content P Volleyball team expects


Available from Commercial News Providers another strong season


1 r













u-F


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A strong group of veteran
players and a new flock of talent-
ed freshman have Okeechobee
High School Volleyball Coach
Todd Jones anticipating a great
2009 season. Okeechobee fin-
ished as district runners up last
year. They won a playoff game
and became regional semifinal-
ists. It is success that Okeecho-
bee has come to expect from
their volleyball program.
"I'm looking forward to
working with this group of girls.
We have a lot of returning talent
and a lot of young talent coming
up as well," he said.
Six returners led by seniors
Monica Koger, Janezzka Koger
and Caitlyn Gaucin, figure to
give the Brahmans strong lead
ership this year. Megan Clemons
was expected to be a top player


again but she has been slowed
by an off season shoulder sur-
gery. Coach Jones is hopeful that
Megan can return by the end of
the season. Jones also wasn't
afraid to add ninth graders to
the varsity. Darby Jones, Krista
Ward, Maci Thomas, and Sarah
Davis are expected to make im-
mediate contributions.
"The freshmen are strong
passers. They could be a big part
of our improvement. I think they
are well prepared," he noted.
Other key players include soph-
omore Rebekah Bryan, sopho-
more Paige McCrary, and LeAn
na Cotton, who all played a lot
last year. Koger and Bryan both
made the all conference team.
Okeechobee volleyball also
has a page on Facebook with
team pictures and individual
photos.




Okeechobee News


L\\ ,ZUUJ LIII (LL K
PT
CRUISER

aI,, IIIJhll At II I .
PRICE AS LOW AS:
$9,946
\F It 2009 )00 u F
RAM 1500
REG CAB

PRICE AS LOW AS:
*13,991


NEW2009 DODGE
GRAND
CARAVAN
I I T i 7
lhlll l'LLlhtilA'H 5 ,
PRICE AS LOW AS
$14,953


\ IIL ZUIUI L IJ)i ,
CALIBER "


PRICE AS LOW AS:
*11,999
Fit1 2009( HRISIFR
SEBRING
LTD.

PRICE AS LOW AS:
$13,996


L 11 2009 IEEP
LIBERTY


PRICE ASI OW AS
$15,982


INS I NUI A GUVHINMEI PIIN3IIIIiI PHIIlAM

.. -- Jeep
SUMMERCLEARANCE


Go To: WWW.ARRIGODCJ.COM
I -E FV STAR


_NNA A~ I- -
6500 OKEECHOBEEE BLVD.
WEST PALM BEACH
WEST OKEECHOBEE BOULEVARD DIKE TUINPIKE A
milT PRrsrNT A1 DT TIMF VF PIIRmmllFf TO RFIrIVF fnVlRTIRFO PRIrII- --
III m U6h BII' N 1 U aa l alo haII t I 111A111 Bhl1 f I III I ill It Ii- t 1 L -I YIIUA IFII U Pm,,IIKAMH AL VPALI h iiI All


11111


August 28, 2009


()m




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs