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Vol. w10 No. 1 -
Vol. 100 No. 105


SEECHOBEE EWS


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Local woman killed in
collision ... Page 7


Index
Classifieds............................. 12-15
Community Events.......................6.....
O bituaries..................................... 6
O p inio n .............................................. 4
Speak Out ................................. .. .4
Sports ...................................... 9,16
S udoku ............................................ 14
W eather ............................................. 2

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OUA considers 6% rate hike


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Customers of Okeechobee Util-
ity Authority (OUA) could face a
6 percent rate increase thanks to
developers who defaulted on their
agreements.
Several years ago, during better
economic times, many develop-
ers signed agreements to make
payments over several years on
the cost of guaranteed wastewa-
ter capacity for their proposed
housing developments. The
funds from these agreements par-
tially financed the expansion of
the wastewater treatment plant.
However, this year the utility saw


a deficit of $837,000 in payments
the developers did not make. In
the coming budget year the utility
could lose up to $1.4 million in un-
paid installments on developers'
agreements.
At an OUA Board Meeting dur-
ing the boom time, a developer
once confidently told the board:
"The money will be there." Appar-
ently, the money is not there.
Staff had presented a pro-
posed operating budget that was
$700,000 less than the current
budget. Several vacant positions
were cut. Cuts were made in most
areas. Health care benefits for em-
ployees were frozen. There were
no salary increases, layoffs or rate


increases. However this budget
assumed the developers would
pay what they owed.
"I don't think developers are
going to pay," said alternate board
member Devan Maxwell.
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, said he had met with
some of the developers. Currently,
they have three more annual pay-
ments of 20 percent each. Mr.
Hayford suggested they consider
making six payments of 10 per-
cent each. He has not gotten any
response. However, since the orig-
inal developers' agreements were
with the OUA Board of Directors,
the board would have to approve
any change in the agreements.


Mr. Hayford noted that even
if developers did pay, the util-
ity would still be missing the rev-
enues from the utility bills of the
anticipated 2,500 new homes that
have not been built.
Board member Carl Leonard
noted that the utility anticipated
hundreds of new connections
with the proposed developments
of a few years ago. He said that 5
out of the 7 developers have bailed
out leaving OUA in a box.
Mr. Hayford said it would be
next May before they would know
if any of the developers would
honor their agreements. At that
See OUA Page 2


Pop Warner football jamboree fills fields


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Were they a field of dreams or
a field of vehicles?
Okeechobee's soccer fields
were filled with cars, trucks, and
SUVs who piled in one after an-
other Saturday and Sunday for the
Treasure Coast Conference Pop
Warner football jamboree.
One hundred twenty-eight
teams plus cheerleading squads
converged on Okeechobee for
the second straight year and the
word for the day was get there
early, and to be ready for outra-
geous heat.
Okeechobee had four teams
compete during the two-day
event. Each squad that arrived
played two short scrimmages
with other conference teams.
While the scores didn't count in
the standings, the jamboree is


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basically a dress rehearsal for the
real thing this weekend.
Treasure Coast Pop Warner
President Gary Byerly said the
event was very well organized and
was once again a huge success, "I
would like to thank the City/Town
of Okeechobee for letting us hold
the Jamboree on their fields. I
would also like to thank all the
volunteers, plus the hotels and
restaurants that accommodated
the Treasure Coast Football Con-
ference," he said.
Mr. Byerly also thanked Dar-
rell Enfinger and the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation De-
partment for their support of the
event.
Teams from as far away as Riv-
iera Beach and Indian River coun-
ty competed in the jamboree.
The regular season begins Sat-
urday for Okeechobee teams as
they visit Jensen Beach.


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OUA
Continued From Page 1
late date the utility would not be able to im-
pose a large enough rate increase to make
up the difference.
A six percent rate increase at the begin-
ning of the budget year is the smallest rate
increase that would cover the possible $1.4
million deficit that would be caused if the
developers did not pay. That rate increase
would be applied toward the debt service
that was designed to be covered by pay-
ments on the developer's agreements.
According to Tuesday's discussion, if
any part of he amount owed in developers'
agreements is paid, it would be applied to-
ward the debt service and the correspond-
ing amount generated by the rate increase
would be held in a rate stabilization fund for
future debt service payments.
The proposed budget is based on oper-
ating revenue of $9,327,273. The board will
meet again next Tuesday, Sept. 8 to consider
adoption of a final budget.
Turning to other matters, the board ap-
proved a resolution establishing a new writ-
ten policy for the required connection to the
OUA water and wastewater system. It states


that property owners with on-site sewage
treatment and disposal systems where OUA
water and/or wastewater service is avail-
able must connect to the wastewater system
within 365 days after receiving notification
the utility system is available. It also autho-
rizes financing programs for customers and
provides for court action and/or termination
of service if property owners do not connect
to the wastewater system.
In other action, the board:
authorized Metzger and Willard, Inc. to
renew the operating permit for the Lakev-
iew Estates Wastewater Treatment plant for
$6,800:
approved a change order to Derrico
Construction for the SE 2 Lift Station to al-
low for more time;
approved a public interest survey, right
of way survey, client coordination and engi-
neering services at a cost of $29,500 to Rudd
Jones, RE, and Associates for a wastewater
collection system for the southwest section
of the city; and
*approved expenditures totalling an esti-
mated $85,000 for installation and purchase
of supplies for an odor control system that
would also aid in wastewater treatment.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Artists and crafters sought for October show
The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Oct. 17 and 18.
Eagles invites artists and crafters to partici- Interested artists and crafters should
pate in the upcoming Art and Crafts Show contact Lynn Earley for further information
to be held in Okeechobee the weekend of at 863-697-2443.


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy with a high near 89
and a 60 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms likely. Winds will be calm becoming
southeast around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a low around
71 and a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be calm becoming
south southeast around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high near
88 and a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Winds will be from the south-
west around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a
low around 70 mph with a 20 percent chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be
calm becoming west southwest around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a high near 92
and a 30 percent chance of showers and thun-
derstorms. Winds will be calm becoming east
between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday night: Mostly cloudy with a low
around 71 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Winds will be from the
south southeast around 5 mph.

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Judge cool despite defiant defendant
By Eric Kopp and dental records will be has been in the Okeechobee County Jail un-
Okeechobee News needed for identification." der a total bond of $10,000.
Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Mirman He also threatened to Now, after what went on in Courtroom
Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Mirman shoot her. A on Monday, Elwell will spend at least an-
was the epitome of cool Monday afternoon On Sept. 18, 2008, Dep- other six months in the county jail.
- even when he was called disgusting by uty Rusty Hartsfield, of the Monday's hearing started off with Judge
the defendant standing in front of him. Okeechobee County Sher- Mirman being told that Elwell's attorney,
Judge Mirman was presiding over a sta- iff's Office (OCSO), tried to Ronald Smith, had withdrawn from the case.
tus review hearing on Aug. 31 for the pur- arrest Elwel on a warrant. The judge then appointed Roger Azcona,
pose of scheduling a competency hearing to According to the deputy's Lawrence from the Public Defender's Office, to repre-
determine the mental competency of Law- arrestreportElwell became Elwell sent Elwell.
rence lwell. enraged and tried to evade "Are you my new attorney?" Elwell asked
Elwell 70, N.E. 17th Terrace, Okeecho- arrest. The deputy used a chemical spray to of Mr. Azcona. "Yes, sir," the public defender
bee, is charged with corruption by threat subdue the man, but it had no effect, replied. "No, you're not. You're fired," El-
and resisting a law enforcement officer with The deputy sprayed the man again, and well said calmly. At this point, Judge Mir-
violence, this time Elwell reportedly picked up a flow- man asked the defendant to explain why he
During a July 2008 Okeechobee County er pot. But before he could do anything with should not be held in contempt of court?
code enforcement hearing, Elwell told the the pot the deputy kicked him, sprayed him Elwell's answer was less than respectful.
magistrate and anyone else within earshot if again then, with the help of another deputy, "Shove it up your...," he said.
county code enforcement officer Beth Albert put Elwell in handcuffs. Since then Elwell At that point the unflappable judge said


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Female inmates charged with battery
By Eric Kopp Dudley and Terrell started kicking her.
Okeechobee News The victim reportedly suffered a minor
Three female inmates at Vision Quest injury to her lips.
were arrested on felony battery charges af- When staff members separated the girls
ter they reportedly attacked two other girls Dudley, Terrell and Williams then jumped
at the facility, on the second victim, stated the deputy's
Arrested were: Christal Dudley, 15; Yes report. While Williams was punching the
senia Terrell, 16; and Tasha Williams, 15. second girl in the face, Dudley and Terrell
Dudley and Williams were both charged were hitting her in the back, Deputy Harts-
with two counts of felony battery prior con- field statedoes not state if the second
viction, while Terrell was charged with two victim was injured.
counts of battery on a detainee.
After they were booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail all three
were taken to the Department of
Juvenile Justice Detention Center
in Fort Pierce.
According to an arrest report
by Deputy Rusty Hartsfield, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO), Williams struck the
first victim in the nose and mouth Christal Yessenia Tasha
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That sentence is to be served consecutive
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judge ordered. Elwell's competency hearing
will be held in October. According to court
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2008 when Ms. Albert cited Elwell for code
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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009


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Curfew for teenagers
Until kids turn 18 they should be in by
10 p.m. If they are caught out they need to
be taken in, and then be given a ticket and
have to have their day in court as well.
I do not think kids need to be out any
later than that anyway. High school starts re-
ally early.
If the sheriff's department find kids out
later then midnight, they should just contain
them at the lock up, and then call their par-
ents in the morning and fine their parents
especially if they did not know exactly where
they were. No need for anyone under 18 to
be out after 11 p.m. any day of the week.

Loose dogs
I walk in my neighborhood and some-
times on the dike. I often see loose dogs.
I wish we could get better enforcement
on these rules before we have an incident
here like the one in Georgia where a pack
of dogs mauled an elderly couple, especially
with middle and high
school kids having to
walk so far to their bus
stops.
This is flat out
scary. I hope that ev-
eryone on here knows
that any wild animal is
dangerous, and should not be approached
what so ever.
Drive through Four Seasons and you'll
see at least 20 loose dogs.
Animal control should be out patrolling
early in the morning and they could catch
a lot of these dogs. Or just have someone
walk another dog down a street and see
how many dogs run out into the street to
challenge it. It's not hard to find the dogs
running loose if anyone made the effort. If
people have to pay to get their dogs back
maybe they will pay more attention to the
law.


H1N1 flu
I read that the White House predicts that
the fall Swine flu (HIN1) could kill 90,000 in
the United states alone. This is in addition to
those who will die from the regular flu. They
estimate 30-50 percent of us may get it. The
vaccine will not be ready until Mid October
and that will be too late for many. One of
the largest risk groups is young people. I am
extremely worried about my kids. What can
we do?
I think the only thing we can do is wash
our hands a lot or use hand sanitizer. I don't
even think Mexico is the issue anymore be-
cause it is so widespread. Go to the doctor
right away if you have flu-like symptoms.
That is your best chance.
It is more important than ever for
schools to enforce the rules that sick chil-
dren will not be allowed in school. If your
child has any flu symptoms or is running a
fever, keep the child at home. Do not bring a
sick child to school to infect everyone else.
The CDC has said that those who die
from the H1N1 virus have all had other
health issues and that if you are healthy that
you would probably not even need medica-
tion.
If you receive an email telling you not
to eat canned pork because of swine flu, ig-
nore it. It's just spam.

Cell phone use while driving
I recently read more accidents happen
because of cell phone distraction than drink-
ing.
It is bizarre how so many of us can't
go a few minutes to drive down the road
without being on the phone. How did we all
survive before.
How did we go through high school
without a phone attached to our ear? The
teenagers may be the worst offenders and
the least experienced drivers. If you are a
parent of a teenager, you should definitely
discuss this with them.
As a teenager I was distracted by the
radio, my drink or food, or people in the
car with me. But I don't think the teenagers
are the worst offenders. In my opinion the
worst drivers are men in service trucks driv-
ing down the road talking on the cell phone.
An accident can occur at any time. Don't
engage in any behaviors that distract you. If
you think you will never be distracted, you
are wrong.


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The words to an old song come to
mind, "shut up and drive"!
Cell phones are a wonderful and useful
little device that can be misused, period. If I
get in trouble out on the rode what am I sup-
posed to do? Go into the mode of the past?
Walk to the nearest pay phone? Get into a
car with a total stranger and be transported
to ... (Please don't misconstrue here, some-
times you are lucky if the right total stranger
stops and offers help). The problem with
them comes up when all the incidents de-
scribed here present themselves. I wouldn't
even want my child to be out without one,
even though he may likely misuse it. There
are ways to handle erring teens when they
misuse what
you have pro-
vided for their adi wa- a
safety, and I &NA
don't mean s rl A tt
driving them to
their functions.
I mean making
themstayhome
from them a
fate worse than
death, in their
view. These
children will
turn everything
around so bad
that they will think they have won if they see
YOU are inconvenienced by driving them.
Cell phones are wonderful for safety
and convenience. Before everyone had one,
I had a flat tire and had to walk to the house
of someone I did not know to call for help.
Kind of scary Now I feel safer. It is the way
we use them that is a problem. A distraction
while driving. Rudely in the company of oth-
ers and even in classes.
Here's my favorite. Someone and my-
self could be into a conversation, cell phone
goes off, and the conversation is over, just
that quick. Well, I beg your pardon, but, we
were talking first. Put the stupid phone on
vibrate. Makes me SO angry.
I don't like when people are carrying
on personal conversations loudly in the
store. It is awkward, especially if they don't
care what they are saying.
Cell phone use doesn't bother me, just
everyone please keep your voice down. No
yelling, "Hey, Buddy! What's up?" Drives me
crazy how important people think they are.


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People who know me know I absolute-
ly refuse to talk on the phone while driving.
If they call me when I am driving, I let the
phone take a message and as soon as I find
a safe place to stop, I check the messages.
People ask why I won't answer the phone,
and I tell them I know my limitations when
I am driving I need to give the other traffic
my full attention.
I substitute teach and have taken over
two dozen cell phones away from kids, and
have taken them to the office, which means
the kids have to have the parents come get
them. Not to mention the kids get a deten-
tion.
All too often I have noticed two people
having lunch together in a restaurant while
one was talking on the phone to a third par-
ty. What's wrong with this picture?

UFO sightings
Maybe The Skunk Ape IS the alien.
My kid wants to sleep on the couch be-
cause he thinks there is an alien in his room
at night. I hope he doesn't read this!
Maybe some of us are aliens in human
form.
Hopefully there are UFOs. Maybe we'll
have someone else to tax.
Maybe the UFOs brought the skunk
apes. Who knows.
I saw some UFOs over Buckhead Ridge
last night while I was out on my boat.

IRSC
I think its great that our local kids can
now get a four-year degree without moving
hours away. It will be a lot easier for parents
to pay for school when the kids can live at
home. I was in the new building the other
day and it was extremely nice.
I am taking a class there now. I have
taken classes at other schools including FAU
and UCF. I can tell you it is a great value. Al-
though the costs across the board are going
up so dramatically, even that will be difficult
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Community Calendar


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Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet
each Wednesday. Spanish groups meet
from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace.
Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave.,
from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting
from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call 863-763-
2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church 200 N.W.
Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Moose Lodge Bingo and food, food
served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.
For information call 863-763-2250. Public is
welcome.


New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous
meets at The Gathering Church, 735 SW 24th
Ave, at 7 p.m. in the youth building behind
the church. For information, call Monika at
801-3244 or Rocy at 610-0975.
AA. Closed big book meeting from 8
p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior,
200 N.W Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center, 412 N.W Sixth St. For
information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group
meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at
412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call 863-
763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will
meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the American
Legion Post 64 501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information,
contact Frank Irby at 863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will
meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Please ioin us or ask questions. Call Phyllis


Thursday at 863-467-8636 or Hazel at 863-763-4920 fo
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every information.
Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the CowboysforChristwillmeetatDunkli
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 Memorial, 407 N.W Third Ave. Everyone i
North Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing project invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher a
and join in on the fun. All types of sewing 863-357-6257.
is welcome, such as quilting, applique, Grieving parents support group is
embroidery, crocheting, knitting, serging. nondenominational group of parents wh(
Bring your sewing machines if you like to meet the first and third Thursday of eacI
sew. For more information call Belinda month, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Re(
Boyle at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at Cross building classroom, Court Plaza, 32;
863-467-2231. N. Parrott Ave. To help support and comfor
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday one another after the loss of a child through
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical shared experience. For information cal
Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie an
information call Margaret at: 863-467-8020, Tony at 863-763-4149.
or Marie at 863-357-0868. Martha's House Inc. sponsors week
Family History Center meets from 1 support groups for women who are, o
until 5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of have been, affected by domestic violence
Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone and abusive relationships. The suppor
interested in finding who your ancestors groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m
are is welcome to attend. There is Census, For information call 863-763-2893, or cal
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763
Social Security Death Index and military 2893 or 863-763-0202.
information available. For information, call Free Adult Basic Education/GED an
The Family History Center at 863-763-6510 English as a second language classes
or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for special will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Hear
appointments. Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.
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Okeechobee Outreach Hope
Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W Third St. For information, call Hugh
Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation
Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30 p.m.
at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone
interested may attend. For information,
contact Frank Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the AreaAgency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is
caring for an ill family member is welcome
to join. The group is facilitated by social
workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to
1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St. This will be an open
meeting.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608
S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group welcomes all cancer patients,
survivors and supporters to attend, support
and encourage each other. We meet the
first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth
St., Okeechobee, (entrance is the door to
the W in front of church). Please contact
Susie Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First
Baptist Church at 863-763-2171 for more
information.


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Hospice to host benefit
yard sale:
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth
Street) will hold a Yard Sale on Thursday,
Sept. 3, and Friday Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. un-
til 1 p.m. Shop in air-conditioned comfort
in our Blue Building or the Country Store,
where we have ALL NEW ITEMS offered at
extremely reasonable prices. OR shop at our
"Flea Market" (outside under the Carport)
where every item is only 10 cents. Funds
raised will benefit patient care, including
services at The Hamrick Home. For informa-
tion call 863-467-2321.

Labor Day festival planned
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
would like to announce that their 41st Annu-
al Labor Day Festival will be held in Flagler
Park on Sept. 5, 6, & 7. They would like to
welcome all arts and crafts and businesses
to participate in the festival. If you are inter-
ested in reserving a booth, please stop by
the Chamber office and fill out an applica-
tion, or call the Chamber at 863-763-6464.


Okeechobee 'Tea Party'
planned for Saturday
The Okeechobee Tea Party will be taking
place Saturday, Sept. 5, in Flagler Park next
to the war memorial. The event will be from
10 a.m. until noon. Several local business
leaders, radio talk show host Barry Foster,
and the nationally renowned constitution
expert Dr. Marshall DeRosa will be deliver-
ing the message at the Tea Party. This will be
an informative, family friendly event. Please
bring your flags, patriotic signs, and lawn
chairs. We hope to see you there. For more
information contact okeechobeeteaparty@
gmail.com.

Bible School for children
Children's Church, for first through third
grade, will begin at Oakview Baptist Church
on Sunday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m. Worship
Kidstyle brings Bible stories to life and ex-
plains the day's Bible truth in a way kids will
understand. School-aged children will watch
attention-holding life application videos that
show them how God's Word relates to their
lives today!


Plan for the future
Rotarian Jim Mclnnes welcomes Ben Sims of Ben Sims & Associates, who
spoke to the Rotary Club of the current economic situation, planning and
future expectations.


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Lou Jinkins, 69
OKEECHOBEE Lou Jinkins, passed on to
our Lord Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. He was 69.
Lou is survived by his mother, Lois Jinkins
Harper; his brothers, Maynard Jack and Bob; his
three daughters, Luanne, Sherry, Shana, and
their husbands; his six grandchildren; and step-
son, Jesse. He is also survived by his wife of 25
years, Claudia Wellner Jinkins; and his best bud-
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Rosa Lee Thomas, 73
CRAWFORDVILLE Rosa Lee Thomas, age
73, of Crawfordville, and formerly of Okeecho-
bee, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at her resi-
dence.
Born March 3, 1936, in
Metter, Ga., to Alice Robert-
son Plummer and Bill Plum-
mer, she was educated at
Chandler County middle
school and a Migrant work-
er in the Citrus Industry.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, C.B. Thomas; children,
Joyce Alice Thomas, and Pumpkin "82" (Alfred
Tharpe); sister, Clara Mae Spencer; and broth-
ers, Ruben Perry and Junior Bullard.
She is survived by her children, Johnny Ellis,
Charlie Walker, Leon Bullock, Vendara Spencer,
Travis Spencer, Franklin Brown, Jr., Keenan
King, and Lenorth King; brothers, James Perry,
Donelle Bullard; sister, OBedale Bullard; god-
children, Monshira Futch, Travis Futch, Deadra
Wiggins and Keya Wiggins; companion, Jesse
Canty; niece and nephews, Clarice Spencer and
Anthony Jones. In addition she is survived by a
host of great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m.
until service time of 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 5,
in the First Baptist Church of Dean's Court,
Okeechobee. Interment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl 34972.


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September 2, 2009







Local woman killed in collision


Guatemalan man faces DUI-
Manslaughter charge
By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee news
A Guatemalan man faces DUl-Man-
slaughter charges in connection with U.S.
441 crash that took the life
of an Okeechobee woman,
according to Florida High-
way Patrol reports.
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man-who was apparently
in this country illegally-
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with DUI-Manslaughter, DUI with serious
bodily injury, DUI with property damage and
driving without a license. He is being held
without bond.
Mejia-Hernandez has also been placed
under a hold by Immigration Customs En-
forcement.
Orpha Turner, 54, of Okeechobee was
killed Saturday evening in the collision on
U.S. 441 near NE 120th Street. Ms. Turner,
driving a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina, was north-
bound on U.S. 441 around 6 p.m. Aug. 29,
when the crash occurred.
Mejia-Hernandez was driving a 2000 Mit-
subishi Eclipse southbound on U.S. 441. His
vehicle crossed the center line and the front
of the Eclipse struck the left front of the Lu-
mina.
Ms. Tuner was killed. A passenger in her
vehicle, Kimberly S. Mumford, 49, of Port
St. Lucie was transported to Lawnwood Re-
gional Medical Center. According to the FHP


Fire guts Taylor Creek Isles home


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee firemen spent close to three
hours battling a blaze at 3503 S.E. 26th Street
Sunday night.
County Fire Rescue and Okeechobee City
Firemen sent six units and 12 firemen and
volunteers to the Joyce Johnson residence
just before 5 p.m.
The fire report from Paramedic Stephen
Briney said the fire originated in a closet and
the cause was under investigation, "Smoke
was seen coming out of the roof when fire-
men arrived. No flames were exiting the
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September 2, 2009


Trent graduates Florida


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Tabitha Trent, Riverside National Bank's
Okeechobee Office Manager and Vice Presi-
dent recently graduated with honors from
the Florida School of Banking at the Uni-
versity of Florida. The school provides bank
personnel at the supervisory and officer lev-
el the opportunity to increase their knowl-
edge about the banking industry and the
economy. The program is conducted over
three years in three, one-week long annual
sessions with three home study assignments
due each year. The final week is spent con-
ducting a bank simulation designed to teach
graduates how to effectively run a bank.
Mrs. Trent began her banking career 22
years ago and joined the Riverside Banking
team in 2003. During her banking career,
Mrs. Trent has held positions in Residential
Lending Operations and sales, Residential
Lending Management, Housing Grants/Ad-
ministration and Retail Bank Management.
Native to Okeechobee, Mrs. Trent gradu-
ated from Okeechobee High School and is
proud to still live in this great community.
She earned an AA from Indian River State
College and is working towards her BS from
University of Central Florida where she is
scheduled to graduate in 2010.
Mrs. Trent is an active member of the
following organizations; Board of Director
and Finance Committee Member for the
Tri-County Early Learning Coalition, Rotary
Club President Elect, Board Member of the
Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Board
Member Okeechobee High School Finance


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Tabitha Trent graduated with honors
from the Florida School of Banking.
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and Marilyn Buxton, also of Okeechobee.
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Accountancy degree from the University
of South Florida. Her fiance graduated
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Mike O'Connor, Clayton Williams and Dowling Watford, County Commis-
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OHS Golf Team tourney a
Mark Ward organized a golf tournament
to benefit the OHS golf team. The tourna-
ment hosted 130 players which produced a
profit of $4,000. All monies earned will be
used for equipment, uniforms and expenses
related to the team. A huge thank you goes
to our Corporate Sponsor; Farm Bureau
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Golf. The golf team would also like to thank
Okeechobee Golf & Country Club for their
continued support, Gilbert Snapper Golf Cars
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NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT OF COUNTfY RGHT-OF -WAY
OTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular met ng of the Board of
County Commi loners of Okeehob County n Foda, on the 13th day of
3us, 2009 a Res ltion was adoptedpurst to Sactios 336,09 and
33610 Frida Sat es whereby the County of Okeechee vated
closed, abandoned, renounced and discDaimd al gh of the county and
he public in a platted rightofway further described as folbws
All of the 15' alley rdght-of-way in Block 26 of Connars Highlands subdivi-
on as recorded in Plat Book I, Page 21 of th Pubi RecOrds of Okee
chobee County, Florida
Calif Bet. n, Chairman
Sharn Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissione



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ter Management Disrict wi receive sealed proposals through the Procure-
iment OfficeO, I Bldg, 3301 Gun COub Rd, aWests Palm Beach, FL 33406, for
3olog taS/Eco osl Monitoring, Asessent, COrlItaton and Coordina-
tion w "thin the Distret jursdicton on Friday, Octoe 2 2009 at 2:30
.m. local time, at which imely submitted proposals wll be opened atnd
ubily read This soitaon for a Dist wie work order b d c
Actual sice to o icit proposals from qualified respondents to praO ide
Eiological/Ecological Monitoring, Asse 1ment Con 0lon and Coordina-
on se Ies. Multiple awards of work order o ntras a anticipated.
Contracts wll be for Ba thr yearpariod. A mor complete dn oription of
Bhe technial requimens can be found in Part of the RFR.
An OPTIONAL pre-prososal confeence will be held at the South Floda
Water Managemnt District, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Por-
a 3341 on Frid OSetember 18th at 10:00 am for at interested re-
pndents. Call s 2-6568fo di ins.
oa bids must inform to tihe Insctins In he Requenst for Proposal (RFP).
iot d r iad nts at in a of the i Oe rte RFP by daot-
lding att wwwf mdgov, or a CO by calling (561) 682- 668, or by car ll-
the 2-hour BD HOTLNE 800 9. The public Is Invited t attend
the proposal opening. nforation on the status of this soitation can be
obirned at our web ste twsfwmdagov,
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MERRY B, RUCKS
Deceased

Tme aministratIon of the state of
MERRY B, RUCKS, a/k/a MARY B.
RUCKS deased, whoe date of death
dt id H H r iont
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Okeeobee da 34972. The names



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ton o this ne mu fie heir
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LATER OF THREe MONTHS AFTER

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THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
FILED W-THIN THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVe, ANY
CLAuM FILED _o (2) YEA_% OF
MORE AFMER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COMPAREHENSWIVE PLAN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that t shal hold a public heang b
fore the Okeechobere County Board of County Commissoners on Thursday
September 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Co mission MeetinMg Room, Okee
chobee County Heat Department Auditorm, 1728 NW 9t Anue
Okehcobee, Florida. The purpose of the public hea.ng Is to consider at
amendment ,o the Compreensive Plan of Okechobee County, Florida am
t consider trascal of the i at to the Florida Department o
Community Mfais ,
The comprehensive Ilan amendment is prposed to update the Sanlta,
Sewer, Sold Waste, Po6ble Water, Stormwater Management and Nature
Groundwater Aquifer Recharge .leent and to update the Intergovrn
mental Coordination lement a those e ts petain to the adoption o
a Water Supply Faditues WOrk Plan as required by state anw.

pubc during normal butnes hu at the Okeee bee County Plannin
and Development Departnt 499 NW 5th Avenu,, Okech bee, Fled;
34972. Interest d partIes maey appr at the meeting and be heard with re
spent o the prop ama nd ,nts, and y submit w n comments
the Planning and Delopment Department pdrior to the hearing.
If a psn dides ta appeal any deasos made by the Board of Coun
com inters thOreptectt to anm mue otrud atth iearng1 te n
person wi need a reCOrd of the poeings, and he may need to ensuOn
that a rbatm rord of the proceedings made which co include
Stestiny and evence upon which the appeal s to be based.
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COQCUINAWATERCONTROL DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SPRAYING, CULVERT
INSTALLATION, MOWING AND GRADING PROJECT
SEALED PROPOSALS, IN DUPLICATE, THAT MUST BE PLAINLY MARKED
ON THE ENVELOPE AS A "PROPOSAL FOR SPRAYING, CULVERT INSTALLA
TION, MOWING AND GRADING PROJECT" WILL BE RECEIVED BY COQUI
NA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT AT THE OFFICE OF THE DISTRICTS
'CCOUNTANT, WICKS, BROWN WILLIAMS & CO., 504 NW FIFTH AVE-
0UE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 04972 (PHONE 863-763-204) UNTIL :00
AM, LOCAL TIME, E.S.T SEPTEMBER 18, 2009, THEN OPENED. HOWEV
ER, THE PROPOSALS MAY NOT BE ANNOUNCED AT THE OPENING NOR
WILL COPIES OF THE PROPOSALS THEN BE PROVIDED TO BIDDERS,
THE OWNER FOR THE WORK IS THE COQINA WATER CONTROL DIS
RICT AND ALL CONTRACT AND TECHNICAL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE DI
RECTED TO THE DISTRICTS ENGINEER, BRYAN CLEMONS, PE, 12 E
HIBISCUS ST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 OR CALLING OR FAXING HIM AT
S63 4657058 BETWEEN 8 AM AND 5 PM OR YOU CAN CONTACT WILLARD
EYARS AT 863634-4293
A PERSON OR AFFILIATE WHO HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE CONVICTED
VENDOR LIST FOLLOWING A CONVICTION FOR A PUBLIC ENTIcY CRIME
MAY NOT SUBMIT A BID ON A CONTRACT WITH A PUBLIC ENTITY FOR
THE CONSTRUCTION OR REPAIR OF A PUBLIC BUILDING OR PUBLIC
NORK, MAY NOT BE AWARDED OR PERFORM WORK AS A CONTRACTOR
SUPPLIER, SUBCONTRACTOR, OR CONSULTANT UNDER A CONTRACT
WITH ANY PUBLIC ENTHP, AND MAY NOT TRANSACT BUSINESS WITH
Ny PUBLIC ENTITY IN EXCESS OF THE THRESHOLD AMOUNT PROVIDED
IN SECTION 287017, FLORDA STATUTES, FOR CATEGORY TWO FOR A
PERIOD OF 36 MONTHS FROM lTE DATE OF BEING PLACED ON THE
CONVICTED VENDOR UST.
PROOF OF COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL LIABILITY AND WORKERS COM-
BENSATION INSURANCE MUST BE PROVIDED
NO PROPOSALS MAY BE WITHDRAWN FOR A PERIOD OF 6O DAYS AFTER
THE SCHEDULED CLOSING DATE FOR THE RECEIPT OF THE PROPOSALS.
BIDDERS SHOULD ANTICIPATE THAT OWNER MAY NEGOTIATE SOME OR
ALL OF THE ASPECTS OF A PROPOSAL WITH ONE OR MORE OF TE ETH BIDA
DERS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LOWEST NEGOTIATED PRICE AND MAY
AWARD A CONTRACT TO ONE OR MORE BIDDERS.
THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REECT ANY OR ALL PROPOSALS,
TO WAIVE INFORMALITIES, AND TO RE-ADVERTISE.
THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PREA-BID CONFERENCE HELD AT THE DIS
STRICT SITE LOCATED AT 17429 NW 242ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE
FLORIDA 34972, ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 AT I0:00 A.M.
ANYBODY WHO DESIRES TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL MUST BE PRESENT
AND SIGNED IN BY D0:00 AM. TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SUBMITAL OF A
PROPOSAL FOR THE PROJECT THERE WILL BE A PROFESSIONAL ENGI-
NEER IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS PRE-BID CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE
PROJECT ANSWER UESTONS, FURNISH THE PROPOSAL FORMS AND
CONDU A FIELD TOO RIF NEEDED





























IFP F A D N E N D
THE TERM OF THE PROJECT WILL BE FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD, BUT
THE OWNER RESERVES THE OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM FOR TWO (2)
ADDITIONAL YEARS AT THE OWNER'S DISCRETION.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429NWZ42D STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
331216 ON a/269/2/09

IN TIE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINMEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. OSHCA-99
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR HARBORVIEW 2006-4 TRUST FUND,
Plianti,
VS.
MILTON MORENO A/K/A MILTON IL MORENO, et al,
Defendants).
NOTICE OF RESCH~EDLED FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pusuant to an Order Resc09duling Foreld
sure Sale dated 8/19/2009 and entered in Case NO. 0-CA-99 of the Circui
Court of the NINETEENTH ]udicia Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE Coun
Florida wherein US, BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR
HARBORVIEW 2006-4 TRUST FUND, Is the Plaintiff and MILTON MORENO
A/K/A MILTON R. MORENO; MONICA MORENO; KING'S BAY HOMEOWN
ERS ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED; TENANT #1 N/K/A RACHEL DICK-
ART aI he Defendants, I wl1 sll to the Nghest and best adder for cash
a JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W, 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
L1;O0AM on the 23 day September, 2009, the following descrbed propl
erty a set north in id Finld JdgmentL
BLOCK 4-B, REPLAT OF KING'S BAY AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 97 THROUGH 99, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 19, BLOCK
4, pLAT OF KING'S BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH 94, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID CORNER
BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE BEAR NORTH 51 DE-
GREES 53 MINUTES 56 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE
OF SAID LOT 19, A DISTANCE OF 72.63 FEet TO THE NORTH
LINE OF BLOCK 4; THENCE BEAR NORTH 50 DEGREES 30 MIN-
UTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 77,45 FEET TO THE
NORTHEAST CORNER.* LOT 21, BLOCK 4; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
39 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WENT ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID LOT 21, A DISTANCE OF 90.00 FEET TO THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 43RD STREET;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 50 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
EAST ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 18.63 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CIRCU-
LAR ARC CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHWEST HAVING A CENTRAL
ANGLE OF 72 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 56 SECONDS, A RADIUS OF
40.00 FEET; A CHORD OF 47.25 FEET AND A CHORD BEARING OF
SOUTH 74 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, THENCE
ALONG SAID ARC A DISTANCE OF 50.54 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,
A/K/A 52G5 SE 43RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, othe
:han the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
ithln sxty (60) days after the sale.
WVTESS MY HAND and he seal of this Court on 8/21/2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Mrcum Courl
By: Linda F Young, Deputy Oerk
Nordda Default Law Group, P.L
P.O. BoX 25018
*lampa, Fhorida 33622-5018
F0 0.2333 COUNTRY COW B/C B-(curry
331569 ON 9/2,9/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 2008A 10OO N51
NATIONAL CY BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
CARMEN BROWN-ROGERWITZ, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ANDRE 3 BARREETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANDRE 3. BARRETT
.ho-e residence is unknown iW he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be
ead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, deviseR,
r (ntees, RnO, A, creditor, trees and all par claiming an
interest by, through, der or against the Defendants, who aRE not knn
to be dead or alive, and all parties having or calming to havmoe an right, ti
tO o nearest in the prOApert bed n e mortO ae ben OrA os
YOu ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an actlEon to foreo a mortgage the
folloingproperty-
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 35, SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EASTC OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2;
THENCE BEAR SOO 23'07"W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF 5D.01 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
TION WINTH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.W. OTH
STREET COUNTY ROAD NO. 724 EAGLE ISLAND ROAD; THENC
CONTINUE SCO23 OTW, ALONG SAID EAST LINE OFD SECTION
FOR A DISTANCE OF 2222.5S FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGIN
NING; THENCE CONTINUE SOO23W W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE
OF SECTION 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF SSR.5 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR S89 -O01'48"W, PARALLEL I THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION2, FOR ADISTANCE OF 784,F 7 FEET TO THE IN-
TERSECTION WT THOE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF
SAID SECTION 2; THENCE BEAR NOS23'07WE, ALONG SAID WEST
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 555.65 FEET TO A POINT THENCE
BEAR N890 '41E, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID NORTH LINE OF
SECTION 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF 784.17 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-
BEGINNING. CONTAINING 10.00 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
TOGETER WET:
A 70,00 FEET WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT
BEING A STRIP OF LAND 7. FEET IN WIDTH LING IN SEC-
TION 2, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUOH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTH CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2i
THENCE BEAR SOO n23'07I ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 2, FOR A DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
ION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.W. 24TPT
STREET (COUNTY ROAD NO. 724 EAGLE ISLAND ROAD);
THENCE BEAR S1901'48- W, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 784.17 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SAID SEC-
ION 2AND THE PSINT-OF-BEGINNING;
THENCE BEAR SKL23'0N W, ALONG SAID WEST LNE, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 4445,18 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N89I36'33
FOR A DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR
NOO23'07"E, ALONG A LINE 70.00 FEET WEST OF SAID WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 783.95 FEET OF SECTION 2, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 4443.53 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N.W. 24011T SREET; THENCE BEAR
N8901'46EI ALONG SAID SOUTH RNIGHT-OF-WAY IICNE, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 70.00 FEET TO THE POINT'OFSBEGNNNING.
has ben filed against you and yo are requind to se a cpy of yor
N etten defenses If an, to on DAVID I. SERN, ESQ. Painffs attorney,
he adds i 900 South Pne Island Road #400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 no later th"A 30 days from the date of the first pubication of
thIs noce of acton and file the ormgial with the derk of this .,rt either
before serie on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwse a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the cmplaint
6r pettion filed herem
WITNESS my hand and the seNa of this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, thN 21st day of August, 2009.S K
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT CO RT BY:
By- Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID STERN ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
O0 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400 PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920













HOW NE CURBINAGRO AHE AM~ AP ,ON NNPA N
38-41895 (NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERIAANS WPIH DIEABILNTIEK AC'T
In a rdnce with the Americans Withd DisaieS Act, persons needing a
"pe.al acommodetion to paicipate in this proeedig should contact
Cour Administraton no hater than s n days prior tothe preding at
250 NW Counbry Club Drive, Port St ucie, tFL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 wihin two rking days of your receipt of this Sum-
on/NoIce to Appea. If you aNr heang impaled call 1-800-955-8771, If
ou are i Impaired 1-8-955877 via Fl orda Relay SeNiNe.
331555 ON 8/26;9/2/09


NOTICE TO ABANDON RIGHTS-OF-WAY
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING wll be held before the City Planning Board
an Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:00 p~m. or as soon thereafter
Ds poibe, to be held at oty Halt, 55 UE 3rd Avenue, Coul l Chambers,
Rm 200,Oeechobee, Forlda.
T wonder Sreet Clng Applt No. 09-2-SC submitted by the
4t o 6E Strees, and a portion of NW 5th St. from 7th Ave, West to
eald-and.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained from the Qty website m y
pjfokeehbee .M The ente applicabon is available at the General Ser
ice Department bd'ement(tab/orokeehohee mm 863-7G3-3372 x 218.
The Planning Board will make recmmemndatons to the ty Council for Xn-
sideratio and final adoot0n tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Noember
3,2009
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that I any persr des to ap
peal any dion made by the Planning Bord/Board of Adjustments an
ppeal with raspeo UP any maftter onsidaered at this mrtbdox or 09ari
ill need to ensure a verbam reod of the preedingss is made, whi
record iludes the teastmon and evidence upon which the appeal is to u,
baasd. Real she Used Nor tUe sole purpose of back-u No, the Genera
Service Office,
In acordane with the Ame- w. Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to
partiipate in this proceeding should contact Betty Clement no later than
aso -2 working days prior to the proedingat 863-763-3372 x 218; if you
ae nearng o voe impaired, ca TDD 1-800-955-8770 voice or
1 800r955-8771 (77Y).
BY. Brian Whitehall City Administrator
Pet tion No. 09-002-SC
332267 ON 9/2,11/09


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ur nt to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
issued by the County Court of Palm h County, oda, on the 24h da
of November, 00, in the cause wherein, Wedgrth Inc. Paintiff and Kir-
ton Ranch, In. DefendantFs), being Case No. 502100BSC013797XXXXWB ir
the sid Court I Paul C, May, as SheIff of Okeechobee Coub, Flor.d,
have ths day lv id upon al of the right, ttle and interest of th Defen-
dant Krb"n Ranch, Inc. mn and to the foilowmng described real property lyinc
and situate in Okeechobe County, Florida to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
PARCEL ID 1-21-36-36-OA00-0001-0900
Partial Legal Description:

COM AT THE SE COR OF SEE 21; THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG 11 MIN 06
SEC W, A DIST OF 2638.02 FT TO A 3X3 CONCRETE MONUMENT MARK-


IA IliA TEENARAN1 M SOFNI SMNN;PHRETE MOINUMENTMRKIOI
ING IN THE SOUTH 14 CO OF EC 21; THENCE N 00 DEG 45 MIN 2t
SEC E A DIST OF 387603 FT; THENCE N 89 DEG 12 MIN 14 SEI E, A
DAST OF 2613.85 FT; THENCE S 00 DEG 1 MN 50 SEC DE, A D O
39G.ASA FT TO THE FOB; LESS LAND IN ORB 530 PAGE 180 116.2
ACRES 21 36S 36E
shall offer the above descbed real property fsr ale s"be to all pnor Ib
ens and encumbances if any, on te 29th day of September, 2009 at
10:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at VAe Okeechobee County
Sherff's Office, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechoee, Florida and will .11 1e
the highest and best bidder A cash, all dght, tite, and interest of said De-
fendant Kirton Ranch, Inc. in said property.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 21st day of August, 2009.
Published: AugUst 26, September 2, 9,16, 20 9
Paul C. May, S09dff
Okechob County

In axoxda& e with the Amricans with Disbiities Act, perse
with disabilite needing a special accomodation to articipate
in the proceeding should Rontact Okee o County Seeriff's Of-
RIce noD laber than seven days prior to SRI prceedng a
863-763-3117, exL 2225.
331543 ON 8/26;9/2,9,16/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.47-2008-CA-000318
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,
Plaindif,
MELODY E RICKETTS a/k/a
MELODY E. HALL, et aL,
Defendants



Notice is hereby gi en, pur ant to
Final udgmen of Foreosure for
Raintff Aentered in cause, in the Cir-
obit Court Of OKEECHOBEE County,







adR in k ,Ate OG:N Nil l
Florida, I ll the D perty stat-
ed InI Ok, hobee County, Florida
descrbed as:

The West r/2 of the East 1/2 of
the South I/2 of the North /2 of
Tract 2, Secion 25, Township 34
South, Range 33 Eat, Okeechobee
County, FL, a rding to the pIat
there rerded In Nlat Book 4,
Page 3A D, inuse of the Okeei
chobee County Public Records
and common knOWn as: 14675
Northwest 270th Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972, at publi sale, to the
highest and best bidder, for ash n
the Jury Assmbly Room, 2nd FPoor
Okeechobe County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd St, Okeehobe FL
34972 at 11:O0 a.m., on September
23, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM











12( FOSIFTY N I THEN
THE SALE, IF ANYR OTHER TON
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
If you are a parsn wi a disability
who M eds any a=comodaon 1n
order to participate in this preed-
in, you ar eNtited, at cost to
you to the provison of certain assis-
tance Please contact rcu CI D
partment, 312 NW 3rd St,
Okeechobee, FL 34974, phone
(863) 76322% within 2 working
days of your receipt o this motlce; i
you are Nean or vice Wmpaited,
call 1-800-955-89771
Dated thls August 18, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Ci-uit Court
By: Unda F Young
Deputy Clerit
Robert M. Coplam, PA.,
10225 Ulmerton Rd-, Suite 5A,
Lar FL 33771
(727) 558-455/fa (727) 559-0687
331154 ON 9/2,9/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2009-CA-107
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
BENEFIT OF PEOPLE'S FINANCIAL
REALTY MORTGAGE SECURITIES
TRUST, SERIES 2006I

MARIA C. CORONA ANK/A MARIA C.
LEON JOSELUIS LEON' UNKNOWN
TENAR I, and any unknown heirs
devices, grantees, crediors, and
'ote" unknown by, orounh an
sp es climn by, through sand


under any of the above-named De
fendants,
Defendants.

E29=E159RESAIL
U MN DEDNNA NOrC DAOIF
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undesigned Clerk of Ahe Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County Flor-
da, wll on the 16th day Sep'.,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the
Ju Asmbl Room 2nd FINoor,
Okeechobom County JEdidal Cente,
312 NW 3rd Street, Ok ahobee,
FoEide, ofer for sale and .11 at pub-
fic outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the folowing-de-
sribed property situae in Oheecho-
bee County, ridaa:
Lot 16, Blok 4, Oak Park, ac-
ofrdI time p6at theref
cordein Plat Book 3, Page ,
Public Records of Okeediobee
County, Florida.
puuant to the Il Judgm nt an-
tered in a case pendIng in sad
Court, the style of which is indicated
above,
Any pesn or entity claiming an
interest In the surplus, if any, result-
ing from the foreclosue sale, other
than th oe pOIperty ,ner as of the
date of the ULs Pendens, must ie a
alim on same with the Clerk of
Court witIN, 60 days after tHis foe-
closresale ... .....
WITNESS my hand anr d ofial
sal of said Cour th 18th day of
August, 20G9.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordane with the Amer-
cans Wth Diabii mAs Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this feeding should
contact Court Admstation no later
than sen days prior to the pro-
cding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, P"rt St, Lucie, Florida 34986,
1.772,807.4370 ithin two working
days of your reipt of this NOTICE
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.558771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955H8770
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda k Youn
Deputy ClerA
Shannon Marie Chares, Esquie
BUTLER & HOSCd, tA
3185 Southl Conway Road Suite E
Orlando, Forda 32812
Telephone: (407) 381-5200
Fax:(407) 381-5)577
FloRda Bar No: 0055533
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-281
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
DONALD L. WOLLARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONALD L, WOLLARD-
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT S) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, NDEVISS,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
ADVANCED MINERALS, INC, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS
OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
MAY 1, 2G0U; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT 1 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBLICE
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT#2
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.
RE N OTICE RE
FOREECLOSRESAE~
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a FIl Jugment of Fo lsur
dated July 6, 009, and enHered in
Case No 208-CA281, of the Circu
Court of the Nineteenth udia Cir-
cuit In and for OKEECHOBE County,
Florda AVELO MORTGAGE, L LC, Is
Plaintiff and DONALD L. WOLLARU;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD L
WOLLARND; ADVANCED MINERALS,
INC, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PRO-
VISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT
CATED MAY 1, 2008; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRAeION SYS-









AA iNOA RIN INN K 'N-
TEMS, INC., are defendants. I Nwll
1 to he highest and best bidder
for cash In the Jury Assembly Room,
2nid Flor, of the Okeehobee
County Judicia Center; 312 Nort
west Third Street, Suite 135 Okee-
chobee, FLorida 34972 at 11: a.m.,
Aon the 16th day of Sept., 2009, the
following descbed property as set
forth id nal Judgment, to wit
LOT 16, ECHO ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 46, OF THE PU
NBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990 In Acrdan with the Ameri-
cans With Disabies Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
particpate in this speeding should
rt ort Amrinesmadration ater
than seven days prir to the pro
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dre, Port St L mIe, Fo.da 34986,
1.772.807.4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE-
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAVED
CALL 1.800.9558771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1,8009,55,8770,
Any pesn caimig an interest in
the surplus from the sle, if any,
othe than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a dalm wahin GO days after the sae.
Dated this 25th day Aug., 2009.I
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Lnda F. Young
AS Deputy Oerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA.
1239 E. Neport Centers DIdve
Suite #110
Deefield Beach, FIoia 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
FaxR954) 571-2033
331612 ON 9/2,9/09


The Affordable Ho1sing Advisy
Committee of Oteechobee County
has scheduled its next regular
son fr Tuesday, September
8, 20.9, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board
o County Commissioners meeting
chamber at the Health Depart-
met located at 1728 NW %th
Anue, Ok bhohee, FloIda.
A p mn deeding to appeal any
decision made by the Commite
with aspect to ay matter consd-
ered at such meeting will need a
r.ord of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he or she
may nhed to ensua that a verbal
tim cord of the proceedings is
=ae, hch -4r=nlu h
tesbmony and eAidence upon
whkih the appeal is to be based,
Stepheny DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisry
Committee Faclitator
332061 ON 9/2/09


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PAUBLOT N OTCE
The Okeechobee Conty Brd o
County CommiRiones will hod
iN Regular Session on Thursday
September 10, 2009 at 9:00 a.m
at the Heath DepartX nt Audi
tonium 1728 NW 9th Anue
Oke hbee, Florida.
Anypers deciding to appeal
an dedson made by the Bo
of County Commsioners with re-
spect to any matter considered a
this ting wll -nd a NoIdA o
the proceedings, and that, fo
such purposes, he or she will
need to ens that a verbatim
reord of suh proceedings is
made, which record shal include
the testimony and evidence .upor
which the appeal Is to be based.
1N aP1ord0en ,th thR ANSI, N
with Disabilities Act (ADA) aV
Flornda Statute 286.26, person
wh disabNities needing special
accommodation to participate m
this pOeeding should ntaE
Paula Poskon, no later than two
NNRODA I mAUNI b
(2) working days pr to the p
ceeding at 863-763-4559 o
S863-763-2131 ext. 2100. If yo0
are harIg or voice Impaired, al
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (vice) or
1-888447-5620 (Tm)
Calif Betts 3N, Chairman
Board of County CommiE ie
Okhobee County, eFloDorda
Sharon RObeson Clerk
Board of County mmisoers
Okeechobee Count, Flodda
332211 ON 912/09 _____

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000455
STATE FARNM BANK, FSB,
Plainthff






NTC/ASIOIRI
DARYL IN ODEN, et al,
Defendants&

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SUNSET ACRES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED
CORPORANON
Last Known Address:
C/O D IL DANIEL, S, Director Of
A Ds ved ComotRonT, RA,
18( NW Third Ave.,
Okaeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted At C/O Daid Danid,
848 NW 50th Dr N
Okeechobee, FL 34972
and CQO David Danel,
850 NW 50th D r,
Okeehobeh FL 34972
Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following descrbed property:
LOT 19, SUNSET ACRES, UNIT
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
ITHEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGES 80 AND Si,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
Ce OBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
Has:been filed against you and you
are required NN sere a COpy/of your
wren defense, if any, to it, on
Mars0911 C. Watson, PA., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1SDO
NW 49Bh STREET, sUIrE 120,
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 within
thirty (30) days aNer the first publi-
cation of this Notice in the and file
the oginal with the Clerk of this
Court either befoe r ice on PFai
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; oVhe, ise a default w.l be
Rented against you for the relief d
handed i the oplraint.
In aordance with the Americas
with Diabilities Acd of 1990 (ADA)
disabled pe who, be a of
their disabities eed special acco
madation to partipate in this pr
feeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days pdior to the p
ceeding Court Adm Aistraton at 50
NW Country Club Dr, Port St. _mde,
FL 34989. Phone 772807,4370,
1.80.955.8771 (hearing impaled
or 1.-9D.955,8770 (vie impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the sea of
tHas Court thls 20th day of Augus,

Staron Roaertson
As C.r.ko.f.theCu..rt
By: Unda Youn1
As Deputy Oerk
331308 ON 8/26;9/2/09

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September 2, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
1TE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE MP: 2009-CA-298
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC,
9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 175,
Tampa, Flonda 33634,
Plantiff,
ARTHUR R. DUSTN, THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT
ORS, AND TRUSTEES OF LUS-
DA DUSTIN,
DECEASED,
RSC EQUIPMENT RENTAL, ICN.
F/K/A RENTAL SERVICE CORPORA-
TION, a foreign corotion, JAMES
HATTAWAY and NDI ARCHIBALD,
Defendants.


TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVC-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES OF LUSADA DUSlA N, DE-
CEASED:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a ivil ac
ton has been filed against you in the
State of Flor, to forecle certain
real property d bed as folnws:
LOT 122, PIONEER ESTATES, UNIT
3 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 31 AND 32, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WNTt THAT CERTAIN1995 FLEET-
WOOD HOMES, WATERFORD MO
BILE HOME, 28 X 76 MOBILE
HOME, VIN #GAFLR05BZ3041
You a required to file a written
respoe with the Court and Nse a
copy of your written defensesI, if
any, to it 0on Timothy D Padgett,
Paintiffs attorney, whose add re is
2878 Remington Green orne, Ta.a-
hasdeeI Florida 323I8, at f t tl thirty
(30) days from the date o first pub
ication, and file the original with the
cerk of this court either before ser-
Ne on Painffs attorney or immedi-
will be entered against you Nor the
Dated this 27th day of August,
200,9
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: ArMen NealZs
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Timothy D Padgett, Esq.
2878 Remington Geen Circle
Tal4ahassee, FL 32308
(850) 422-2520 (Fhone)/
332012 ON 9/2,9/09



Public Aucton will be held at Johns
704 Northeast 2nd Aenue Okee-
chobee, Foride 34972 on SEPTEM-
to Florida Statute 713,78 lor unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN ar as follows.
1993 Old-obile Cutass Clera
VIN#1G3AG55N8P6377488
VIN# 1G1AL55F067626128
Teors of sale are ash, and
checks will be accepted Seller re
Pse, the rIght of final bid, ALL
SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE! Said automobile
will be sld in "As Is" condition with
33214Q ON 09/2/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2008-CA-000265
TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,

YANET Y. RODRIGUEZ; PABLO ROD-
RIGUEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSES-
SION OF GE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
sant to a Final Judgment of Fore
cldue dated the 17th day of
Augs, 2009, and entered in Cas
No 47 2008-CA 000265, of the Cir
cult Court of th 19TH Judia, Circit
in and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN & WHI-
TAKER MORTGAGE COR. is the
Plaintiff and YANET Y. ROORIGUEZ;
PABLO RODRIGUEZ; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT
(S IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB
JECT PROPERTY aM defendants. I
will se1 to the highest and bes bid-


der for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE LORIDA 34972 at the Ok-

Oke Ahobee, Florida, at i:00 am,
on the 16th day of Sept, 2009, the
fflowg derld property as set
frth in -aid Fil Judgment, to wit:
LOT 72, BLUE HERON GOLF
AND COUNTRY CLUB PHASE 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 59, OF 1 tE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, F ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWERR S OF THE
DATE OF THE US PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF
TER THE SALE
In acordance with the America
ith Disbiltes Act of 990 (ADA)
disabed person w aho, because of
their dsabiities need special accom-
modaton to partdpate in this pro-
than seven (7) day prior to the p
ceedig Court Adm inistration at 50


1,800,955771 hearing impaired)
or 1.8000.9558770 voce Impaired
Dated this 18th day of Aug., 200




Law Ofce of M hal C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Satret, Sue 120
For- Lauderdaie, Hoada 33309
Telphone: (954, ) 4530365
Facsimile: (954 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-8 da1-2438
331170 ON 8/26;9/2/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 08000524CA
SUNTRUST BANK D/B/A SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plantiff
DAMARIS CASANOVA; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DAMARIS CASANOVA;
]ACOBO GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF 1JACOBO GON1ZALEZ;
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOME
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT d 2,
Defendants,
NO1IE OF FORECLOSURE SL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursue
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 6/26/2009, and entered
in Cabe No, 0O000524CA, of the Cir
cui Clourt of the Ninelteenth Judical
Cruit in and f0or Okeehob
CoUnty, Floida wherein SUNTRUST
BANK D/B/A SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a PJaintff and DAMARIS
CASANOVA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DAMARIS CASANOVA; JACOBO
GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
-ACOBO GONZLEZ; BRIDLEWOOD
RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #
I; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 aIe the
Defendants. I wil se to the highest
and best bidder for rash at Okeecho
b. County Judicial Center, 312
N.W 3rd St, Okehobee, FL, at
11:00 AM on 9/23/2009, the follow
ing deslrbed property as st forth in
said Fna Judgment, to wt:
PARCEL 5: RANCHES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property ower a of
the date of the is peedens must fire
a claim within 60 days after the ,le.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F Youn
As Deputy Cneo
Dated this 28th day of Aug 20.9.



enter to pee ps hn this prcm ed-
ing, you are enttled, at no ost to
stance, Pa contact Cour- Adminis
tator at 250 NW Count.y Club Dril,
Port St Lucie, FL 34986; TeL:
7728074370 within two (2) working
days of your reeipt of the NOTICE
OF ACTION; if you ae hearing or
voie impaired. Call 8009558771;
THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMA-
TION LINE
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Fort Lauderdele, orida 33312
Telephone: (305) 770-4100
Fax: (305) 653 2329
332114 ON 9/2,9/09


PUBLIC NOTICE
Cypress Hut 4509 Eagles
Auxiliary will be holding
nominations for Vice
President and Conductor
on Sept. 9th at 7PM
332170 ON 9/2,4,6/09


IN HE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE

IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 379
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through Rural Develop-
ministration (FmHA), United States
Depalment of Agriculture (USDA),

RODGER W. HOKREIN and
MARILYN HOKREIN, beneficiaries
O LYN ANN HOKREIN, DeCeased;
and JOH DOE AND JANE OE, rep
relating all unknown ino, heirs,
devisees gantees, aslgne, lien-
mants by t gh, nder, or against
LYN ANN HOKREIN, deeasd
e or interest in the property here



in, b t d or in

TO n okein, anedo, en ae-
sen haing al uIw rminoe, heirs,
de-ise grades ssignl il


rates ig Ic c ,d al l
interest in the property herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ad
ion to foeloI oage on the
following desbed proper in
Okeechobee County, Flonda:
Lot 11, Block 28, UNIT NUMBER 2,
ASSWOOD INCORPORATED, T -

ed in Pat BOok 3, Page 2S, of the
Pubic Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida

has been filed against you and you
di rqurd to e I body of your
wntten defenses, if any, t it on NEA"
E, YOUNG, ainffs attorney, whoe
add is 300 Third Street .W.,
White Haven, Foida 33881, on or
before thirty (30) days from date of
first pubion, and file 0the ogil
with the Clerk of the Court either be-
fon sice on paintiffs attory or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default wll be entered agaiN you
forth relief demanded in the Com-
paint. r w 1
If You are Pson ith a dil
whoy need, any acommoedaon in
order to particpate this pro ding
you are entled, at no cost to you,
tane. Plese intact Court Adminis-
trator, at (772)8074370,
1800 95 8771 hearing impaired,
or 1-800-9S5877I (ie impaired),
w.hin 2 working days o your receipt
of this document; if you and hearing
or voice impaled, dal1
1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on S/20/2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Cerk of the Ciruit Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Cerk
331422 ON 8126 912-0


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, N AND FOR
OKEEIHdOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007-CA-437
AVELO MORTGAGE LLC,
plaintiff,
VS.
JORGE VALLADARES; SANDRA VAL-
LADARES; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN pARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVSEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT*
IN POSSEION OF TE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT






dated Ju 3 28, And Order Re-11
heduling Forec re Sale dated
8/7,2009 and entered in Cas No
2007-CA-437, of the Circuit Court of
0he dineteen l 01d010 0 00
for OKEECHOBEE County, Floda
AVELO MORTGAGE LLC, is Plaintiff
and JORGE VALLADARES; SANDRA
VALLADARES are defendants. I wll















sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the ury Ae bly
Room, 2nd Flor, Okeehobe
County Judcia Center, 312 NW
34972 at ll:001a.m. on the 16th
dayo of Sept., 2009, the following de-
sribed pIpe ry as set forth in said
Final Judgmentl to wit:
LOTS 9, lO, 11 AND 12 OF
BLOCK D, OKEECHOBEE DE-
VELOPMENT COMPANY SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 6,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amei-
ans with Disabites Act, persons
need a specal accmmedation to
partcipate in this preceding should
intactt Court Administrator h later
than even days pror to the pro-
ceding at 250 NW Count Club
Drive, Port St. Luc,, Florida 34986,
days of your eeipt of this notie. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8770,
Dated ths lath day of Aug, 20O9.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F Young
AS Deputy Clerk
Any persons claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens mus- file
a claim thin 6B days after Kae.
Van Ness Law Frm, PA.
1239 E Newport Center Drive
Deedfield Beach, Florda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 5712033
331171 ON 8/26;9/2/09

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3 injured in weekend crash


By Eric Kopp The FHP report stated that Mr. Lubiano
Okeechobee News was taken to Lawnwood Regional Medical

Three people were seriously injured, in- Center. A passenger in the van with him -
eluding a 3 year -old child, in a two vehicle Maria Cisneros, 29, of Okeechobee was
accident on S R 70 E. at N.E. 128th Ave also listed in critical condition and was taken
According to an accident report by Flor- to Lawnwood. Also listed in serious condi-
ida Highway Patrol (FHP) Trooper Thomas tion was Joseph Lubiano, 3. He was taken to
B. White, Casey R. Hibbard, 17, Crystal St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach.
River, was driving a 1991 Ford pickup and Passengers with Ms. Hibbard were Isaac
pulling a trailer on S.E. 128th Ave. around Sanchez, 23, of Belle Glade, and Eliazar Ca
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, when she tried macho, 23, of Homosassa. None of them
to cross S.R. 70. In doing so, Trooper White were injured, according to the trooper's re-
said she violated the right of way of a 2001 port.
Pontiac van driven by Carlos Lubiano, 27, of The trooper went on to state that the
Fort Pierce. pickup sustained $2,000 in damages, while
As Ms. Hibbard was trying to cross the the Pontiac's damage was estimated to be
highway Mr. Lubiano's van struck the right $8,000.
side of the trailer. The force of the impact Trooper White also stated in his report
caused the pickup to spin around then over- that the investigation into this accident is
turn. continuing.




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Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
Michael Garcia Jr., 28, S.E. 60th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by Deputy
Mark Margerum on a felony charge of driving
on a suspended license habitual offender. He
was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge
of battery He is being held without bond.
Kristopher T. Lovar, 16, N.E. 168th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 25 by Dep-
uty Jason Hickman on a charge of battery
on detention staff. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail then turned over to
the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Benjamin Michael Britnell Jr., 21, N.E.
209th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 27
by Deputy Brian Cross on a charge of posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Joseph Rotella, 61, Rue Road South,
West Palm Beach, was arrested Aug. 27 by
Deputy Harold Hancock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with failure to
appear worthless check. His bond was set
at $2,000.
Darrell Nathan Harden, 24, U.S. 98 N.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 28 by Deputy
Dale Hardy on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation
- burglary of a structure and violation of pro-
bation- grand theft. He is being held without
bond.
Joey L. Harris, 26, U.S. 441 N., Okeecho
bee, was arrested Aug. 28 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of probation
- possession of a controlled substance (co-
caine) and violation of probation fleeing and
eluding a law enforcement officer. He is being
held without bond. He was also arrested on
a second Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation posses-
sion of a controlled substance (cocaine) and
violation of probation fleeing and eluding
a law enforcement officer. He is also being
held without bond on these charges.
Cierra Martin, 16, Prescott Falls Drive,
Jacksonville, was arrested Aug. 28 by Deputy
Rusty Hartsfield on a charge of battery on
detention staff. After being booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail, Martin was taken to
the Department of Juvenile Justice Detention
Center in Fort Pierce.
Earl Dock Pearce, 49, S.W Rucks Dairy,
Okeechobee, was arrested Aug. 29 by Officer
Phillip Eddings on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the felony of
worthless check over $150, and three misde-
meanor counts of worthless check. His bond
was set at $3,250.
Felipe Poxton, 33, S.R. 70 E., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Aug. 30 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on a Martin County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of probation driving
under the influence. He is being held without
bond.
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 informa-
tion will be confirmed and printed.


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Swim team looks to improve


September 2, 2009


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Brian Turner and Nikki Umbaugh were
recently announced as head coach and as-
sistant coach of the Brahman swim team.
Turner was promoted to head coach this
year after a year as the assistant. He stated
the swimmers have worked very hard and
he's optimistic that the program is headed in
the right direction.
"I think were going to take another step
as a team this year. We made big strides last
year. The girls will be much improved from
last year. The boys are continuing to im-
prove. We have more boys swimming this
year. We need more swimmers before we
win a little bit. We are continuing the build-
ing process."
Brian is a native of Indianapolis, Ind. He is
a teacher at Osceola Middle School. He was
on the swim team in high school but has
learned an important thing about coaching,
"It's more about how you can teach it as op-
posed to how good you were as an athlete."
Umbaugh is a native of Pittsburg, Pa. She
teaches at Seminole Elementary School. She
said she has enjoyed coaching the youth of
Okeechobee so far, "I feel pretty good about
it. The kids are easy to work with. They are
actually improving every day and it's excit-
ing."
Umbaugh said she has been a swim-
mer since she was 8 years old. She grew up
swimming two hour practices per day. She
explained that she already knows Okeecho-
bee kids work hard.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Nikki Umbaugh and Brian Turner (left)
are the swim team coaches this year.
"I think they are doing really well. We
have a good team and we work really well
together. We have fun while were doing it
and that's always important."
Turner expects the girls' team to be very
competitive this year. He stated Savannah As-
mussen will anchor the relay teams. She fin
ished in the top 16 in the region in the back-
stroke and the 500 meters last year. Celena
Letcher finished in the top 16 in the breast
stroke, and Alex Ming is a top contender in
the breaststroke and the intermediate. Jes-
sica Wackier is also a contender in the 200
and 500 meter freestyle.
"The girls are going to be real solid. We're
just continuing on last year. I really think
we're going to make the jump this year. We'll
be in some meets with the girls. My goal is to
get a win this year. That doesn't seem like
much but we haven't won in a while."
The first meet for Okeechobee is Sept. 9.


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years, strips, 2 sausage links for $4.89.
You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold when it comes to main- For lunch you can always try our Lunch Buffet Monday through
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Do you only have an hour or less for lunch? We'll get you in and For dinner, try our all you can eat shrimp & fish for only $9.99,
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