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SEECHOBEE NEWS
Vol. loo00 No. 108 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 50 Plus tax

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Index
C lassifieds ................................ 12-15
Community Events ...........................6
O bituaries...................... ................ 6 TI
Opinion............................................... 5
Speak Out .... ..... .................... .. 4
S po rts ......................................... 14-15
S udoku ................... ....... ............. 14
W eather .............................................2
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he Osceola Middle School Marching Band entertained the crowds at the Labor Day parade
n Monday in downtown Okeechobee. For more parade and festival photos online, go to
ww.newszap.com, click on "Okeechobee" and then click on the link for "local photos."


ory Moesching was among the cowboys competing in the s
keechobee Cattlemen's Labor Day Rodeo at the Agri-Civic I


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ring communities


action on

EMS 'tax'
If you go ...
What: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County
Commission
When: 9 a.m., (EMS hearing at
5:01 p.m.) Thursday, Sept. 10
Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department Auditorium,
1728 NW 9th Ave.
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
After much discussion, the pro-
posed assessment to fund Emer-
gency Medical Services (EMS) will
be decided tomorrow. When com-
missioners meet at 9 a.m. they will
face an agenda of routine, noncon-
troversial matters. The real action
will take place at a 5:01 p.m. pub-
lic hearing. After interested parties
have been heard, the board will
take final action on EMS, fire and
solid waste assessments.
The proposed millage rate and
the proposed budget for the com-
ing fiscal year will also be discussed
at this public meeting. However, fi-
nal action on those items will not
be taken until after a second public
hearing on Sept. 24 at 5:01 p.m.
The board will consider a ten-
tative millage rate of 7.6530. This
rate, $7.65 for every $1,000 of as-
sessed value, is calculated to bring
in 2 percent more revenue than
this year's tax rate. There is also
a proposed tentative debt service
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September 9, 2009


Investigators find body in back of minivan


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Responding to a tip from a member of the
police auxiliary, investigators found a man's
body in the back of a van Tuesday, Sept. 8,


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
Officer Kelly Margerum (left), of the
Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD), and an unidentified man from
the Medical Examiner's Office put up
crime scene tape around a minivan
in the Walmart parking lot in which a
man's body was found Tuesday, Sept.
8. OCPD Detective John Zeigler, with
back to camera, said the man appar-
ently died of natural causes.


EMS
Continued From Page 1
millage rate of 0.2600 mills. According to
figures released by county officials, if a per-
son has property assessed at $100,000 and
claims homestead exemption, they would
pay a total of $402.41 in county taxes.
The proposed budget totals $92,153,973
which is 8.5 percent less than the present
budget. The proposed fire assessment is
$110 per dwelling unit. The proposed solid
waste collection assessment is $174.40 per
dwelling unit. The proposed EMS assess-
ment is $74 per dwelling unit.
In the morning session planning, offi-
cial Bill Royce will present an amendment
to the Okeechobee County Comprehensive
Plan concerning water supply facilities. At
11:30 a.m. the county will hold an executive
session concerning pending litigation with
American Drilling.


that was parked in the Walmart parking lot on
South Parrott Ave.
Detective John Zeigler, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), declined to
release the victim's name but did say that a
driver's license found in the van indicated a lo-
cal address.
It was not known Tuesday afternoon how
long the dark-colored Ford Windstar minivan
had been parked there; what caused the man's
death; or, how long he had been dead.
Even though his investigation was in its in-
fancy, Detective Zeigler did say that the man
apparently died of natural causes and that he
found no signs of foul play.

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Showers and thunderstorms
likely, mainly after noon. Partly cloudy, with
a high near 87. Calm wind becoming east
northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 60%.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. East
northeast wind around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms
likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87.
East wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 72. East wind around 5
mph becoming calm.
Friday: Showers and thunderstorms like-
ly, mainly after 11 lam. Mostly cloudy, with a
high near 88. South southeast wind around
5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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"Not at this point-none that I can see," he According to OCPD Officer Kelly Marg-
said in an interview at the scene. erum, she was contacted at 10:04 a.m. Tues-
The detective went on to say that due to the day by a member of the OCPD auxiliary who
advanced level of decomposition-brought on "... noticed a strong odor and felt it should be
by the hot Florida sun coupled with the van be- checked out."
ing totally shut up-he will know more once Although the vehicle was locked, Detective
an autopsy has been comply s early s and Zeigler said "the keys were not found in the
The man was possibly in his early 50s and .
had apparently been living in the mini van, ignition."
stated the OCPD investigator. He added that Both Walmart and Murphy Oil will release
clothes and various other items were found in surveillance video to help the detective pin-
the locked vehicle, point when the van was parked and how long
Detective Zeigler said the man's body was it had been there.
found reclining on some sort of cushion in the The van was found on the eastern side of
back of the van. the parking lot near the store's retention pond.

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September 9, 2009

Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Earl Lamar Boyette, 69, S.R. 710, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy Paul Jack-
son on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with lewd and lascivious battery victim 12
to 16 years of age, lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion victim 12 to 16 years of age and lewd and
lascivious exhibition offender over 18 years of
age. His bond was set at $250,000.
Esdras Gomez, 32, N.W 38th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with lewd and lascivious
molestation offender over 18. He is being held
without bond.
Cristen Aleesia Hilliard, 18, N.W. Third St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Detective
Rick Durfee on an out-of-county warrant charg-
ing her with dealing in stolen property. Her bond
was set at $75,000.
John Terrell, 36, N.W 270th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Sept. 4 by Deputy Corporal
Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation -
driving under the influence. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Telesforo Garcia, 55, N.W. 45th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 5 by Deputy
John Ashby on a charge of driving under the in-
fluence. His bond was set at $750.




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Claude Eric Bailey, 30, N.E. Third Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 6 by Deputy
Matt Crawford on felony charges of grand theft
and burglary He was also arrested on a misde-
meanor charge of resisting a law enforcement
officer without violence. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Russell Howard Streelman, 64, S.E. 68th
Way, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Of-
ficer S. Morgan on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at $500.
Lance Hawthorne, 19, Okeechobee, was
arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy Patricia Massung on
an Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation burglary of an un-
occupied structure and violation of probation
- criminal mischief. He is being held without
bond.
Lester Donald Smith, 43, S.E. 21st Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with obtaining or attempting
to obtain a controlled substance by fraud (three
counts). He was released on his own recogni-
zance.
Pedro Avlardo Alaniz, 27, N.W 160th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 7 by Deputy
Javier Gonzalez on a felony charge of possession
of a controlled substance. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to inform this
newspaper. The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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Labor Day
The parade has come and gone. Pretty
short this time, but of course good. The park
was full of people. Face painterwas fabulous!
She was painting as fast as she could. I was
glad to see someone making money. Some
food was selling well. Other food vendors
were struggling. I often wonder why ven-
dors don't price their items, cause I refuse to
ask every single vendor, "how much is this?"
Don't they get tired of that question?
I think the Labor Day parade was the
shortest parade I have ever seen in Okeecho-
bee in more than 20 years. It was only about
15 minutes long. Where were all the clubs
and schools and businesses? I know school
just started so I guess that is why only one
school was represented, but I am used to
seeing a lot more participation in the pa-
rades in Okeechobee.


OPINION


k Out
The parade was very short but there
were a lot of visitors in the park. Regard-
ing all of the horse riders in the parade. If
they do not have someone behind them to
scoop the poop, they shouldn't be allowed
in the parade or they should be routed to the
end. It is not fair to those groups who walk
in the parade such as the marching band,
the JROTC, etc. to have to march through
the horse manure. The entry form Rule #3,
states "an entry using horses must furnish
a clown or other appropriate character with
proper tools to follow the entry and clean
up." This form has to be signed that you un-
derstand the rules. Using county prisoners at
the end of the parade doesn't help the rest
of the entries.
I thought the Labor Day festival
was pretty nice. I especially enjoyed the
Okeechobee Steelers performances in the
park. Those kids are really good.

OUA considers rate hike
It should be pointed out LOUD and
Clear that the Federal Government is not giv-
ing a raise in the Social Security/SSI because
there is no Inflation in the cost of living ...
therefore, thore, there should be no increase.
The guys in charge will not be receiv-
ing any money from the contractors who
were "supposedly" going the build & build
so they conned the leadership into expand-
ing the water treatment plant without giving
one dime up front to pay for it. Now, since
they are being stiffed, they want to raise our
tax to bail them out. Well, guess what -- too
bad!
Living on Social Security is bad enough
for us older folks who have worked all of
our lives. So the employees at the water
company did not get a pay raise. Well boo
hoo we did not get one either. The employ-
ees should be happy just having a job, if they
aren't I am quite sure there is someone on
unemployment that would gladly step in. No
rate hikes OUA. We pay enough already to
flush our commodes, never mind drinking
the water, I buy my drinking water. All those
notices about turbidity levels scared me off.
I do not want to help foot the bills for the
developers that did not pay because the
economy went belly up. You have to share
the burden of bad judgement for not getting
paid up front or when the service was ren-
dered. Just like foreclosure, they cannot pay.
So go after them, do not pass this mess onto
your current unfortunate customers.


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H1N1
The fact of the matter is that when
people send their kids to school with fever,
they expose everyone else's kids to the ill-
ness. Everything that the school has sent
home with my kids over the past two weeks
says if the child has fever, chills, cough, etc.,
KEEP THEM HOME. It's very annoying to me
to have to miss work to stay home with my
kids because someone else sent their kid to
school sick, so my kids could get their germs!
I was at my son's school the other day when
they told me that the schools were sending
kids out of there right and left and refus-
ing to let them back in without a doctor's
note. GOOD FOR THEM! It's about time the
schools thought about the safety of all the
students. Can you imagine what would hap-
pen if all the schools had to close for several
weeks, what a mess that would be? Think
about all the parents that would then have to
miss all that work. It would be a nightmare!
People just need to use common sense and
a little common courtesy and remember that
some of us have children who suffer from
asthma, and other chronic health conditions
which could put them in the hospital or kill
them if they get H 1N 1.
I am glad to hear the schools are send-
ing kids home if they show any sign of ill-
ness. It is the responsibility of the parents to
have arrangements to take care of the kids
when they are sick. And don't even think
about dragging a sick child to work with
you. The rest of the people at your job don't
want the germs either.
The best defense against the flu is good
old common sense. Wash your hands. Cover
your mouth when you cough. Carry tissues
if you have a cold. And if you are sick, don't
go out in public and spread the germs.

Floridians
You known you're a Floridian if ... You
never use an umbrella because you know
the rain will be over in five minutes. A good
parking place has nothing to do with dis-
tance from the store, but everything to do
with shade. Your winter coat is made of den-
im. You can tell the difference between fire
ant bites and mosquito bites. You're younger
than 30 but some of your friends are over
65. Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.
You've driven through Yeehaw Junction. Ev-
ery other house in your neighborhood had
blue roofs in 2004-2005.


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You're a Floridian if ... You know that
any hurricane under a Category 3 just isn't
worth waking up for. You dread love bug
season. You are on a first name basis with
the Hurricane list.
You are a Floridian if.. You know what
a snowbird is and when they'll leave. You
think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty av-
erage.
You're a Floridian if ... 'Down South'
means Key West. Flip-flops are everyday
wear. Shoes are for business meetings and
church. You have a drawer full of bathing
suits, and one sweatshirt. You get annoyed at
the tourists who feed seagulls. A mountain is
any hill 100 feet above sea level. You have
a bumper sticker: This car climbed Mount
Dora', and you know where and what Mt.
Dora is. You know the four seasons really
are: hurricane season, love bug season, tour-
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and spell Okeechobee and Kissimmee. You
understand why it's better to have a friend
with a boat than have a boat yourself. You've
worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas
and New Years. You recognize Miami-Dade
as 'Northern Cuba."

Respect the flag
I went to the Labor Day parade and was
saddened by the way the people in atten-
dance failed to show respect for our nation's
flag. They didn't even bother to stand when
the color guard came by with the American
flag. And it wasn't just the kids who stayed
seated. Adults who are old enough to know
better also kept their seats. And ironically, I
was standing near the war memorial, which
bears the names of soldiers who fought and
died for your freedom. How would those
men feel if they had seen that parade?


* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers
* To correct our erors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we wrie about.
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September 9, 2009

Letter to the Editor

Okeechobee Health
Care Facility
Okeechobee has a jewel in her backyard, so
wrote a Senator from another state whose wife
was a patient in Okeechobee Health Care Facili-
ty. OHCF as it's known, is one of less than 10 per-
cent of all nursing homes in the U.S.A. to have
been designated a Federal 5 Star Facility. It has
carried the state of Florida's 5 Star rating since
the state stopped using the Superior Category
replacing it with the Star rating. This rating
is based upon the results of the previous three
year's surveys. The surveyors look at staffing,
sanitation, life safety, care policies, food, activi-
ties and resident rights. It is a very inclusive and
comprehensive five day event involving several
surveyors with at least three being RNs, one di-
etitian, one life safety expert, one social services/
activities professional and other administrative
specialists.


Now, such facilities as this, may become en-
dangered species with the proposed federal cut-
backs. On Aug. 1, the Obama Administration put
into effect new Medicare regulation which will
significantly endanger Florida nursing home res-
idents' care and jeopardizing the state's already
fragile economy and caregiver jobs base.
In the year 2010 alone, Florida's Medicare
cuts amount to $78.4 million, the second highest
level of cuts in the nation. The estimated eco-
nomic impact on Florida according to an analy-
sis from the American Health Care Association
and the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
will be a reduction of $13.2 million in business
activity, a reduction of $65.9 million in labor in-
come and loss of 1,960 jobs. One the one hand,
regulations are passed requiring more staff,
greater documentation of care given, while the
other hand takes away funds required to func-
tion at current levels. We who operate facilities


for the frail elderly do not have the luxury of the
Federal Government, "Printing presses to churn
out cheaper dollars." We must operate within
income and expense constraints just as each
working individual does.
We, in the Elderly Care Business, have just
suffered massive funding cuts of up to $16 bil-
lion, distinct and separate from voluntary re-
ductions our sector willingly and cooperatively
agreed to shoulder as part of achieving broader
reform. However, Florida's Medicaid program,
according to a study released by the American
Health Association in October 2008, is under
funded by $188.5 billion annually. Florida ranks
10th in terms of cumulative under funding of
Nursing Home care.
We are seeing an increasingly diverse patient
base which requires a greater variety of costly
care of sub acute, rehabilitative and convales-
cent care that cannot be delivered elsewhere.


These are the very services in jeopardy due to
funding cuts and certain proposed cuts. These
massive cuts will undermine the facility's ability
to effectively treat this more medically complex
patient population and also put the jobs of the
direct care work force they depend upon for
their care in substantial danger.
I would ask all of you to write, call, and/or
email our representative and our two senators
and tell them No-no more cuts or under fund-
ing of Medicare for our citizens! Your future care
may depend upon you doing this!
Sincerely,
Andrew R. McKfllop, CNHA; CFACHCA
Administrator Okeechobee Health Care
Facility,
President of Florida Health
Care Association District XIII
Member of the Board FHCA


Community Calendar


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilita-
tor. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church of Our 200 N.W.
Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will
be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Food will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at
6 p.m. Public is welcome.
Ministerial Association meets the sec-
ond Wednesday of every month at noon at the
Clock restaurant. All area ministers are invited to
attend.
THURSDAY
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and machine and join
in on the fun. All types of sewing is welcome. For
more information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-
0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous meets
at The Gathering Church, 735 SW 24th Ave, at 7
p.m. in the youth building behind the church. For
information, call Monika at 801-3244 or Rocy at
610-0975.'
Family History Center is open from 1 until 5
p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center located at 412 N.W. Sixth St.
For information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a.m. at the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are


welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is in-
vited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive re-
lationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at


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Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes are avail-
able at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St, This will be an open meeting.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets
the second Thursday of each month in the com-
munity club house on the corner of Fifth and
Main at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gos-
pel music and the word at 7 p.m. For information
call 863-612-0640.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The
club meets the second Thursday each month


with bass tournaments held the following week-
end. For information call Dave Stout at 863-467-
2255.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
Raulerson Hospital offers a monthly Diabetes
Support Group which meets on the second
Thursday of each month in the hospital cafete-
ria at 2 p.m. If you have any questions please
call the program coordinator, Wanda Haas, R.N.,
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Churches Wlan special events Obituaries


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
First Missionary Baptist Church,
906 NW 9th St., will honor their pastor, Rev.
Leroy Smith, on his 17th anniversary with
the church on
Thursday and
Friday Sept. 10
and II at 7:30
p.m., and on
Sunday, Sept.
13 at 11:30 a.m.
and 3:30 p.m.
This year's Places of
theme is "Lead e. All aces are open
ership Wcrth
Following. Worship
The special Church, 107 S. Parrot
Sunday morn- for t- Chur by oil
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Hymes of Belle Glade. All activities are open
to the public.
Grace Brethren Church, 107 Sh. Parrot
Ave., will have Back to Church Sunday on
signed to get people back in church if they
are not currently attending. There will be a
fellowship time and a potluck meal after the
service For information call 863-763-7800.
Williahe gener Paul Young's book, "The Shack"
will brestaurant. The ubjest f discushristin at First
United Methodist Church, 200 NamW
Second St. The dates are Sept. 9 and 16
at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The public

Community Events

Chamber to hold general
membership luncheon
The general membership meeting for the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce is set for
Wednesday, Sept 911:30 p.m., noon at the Golden Corral
restaurant. The guest speaker is Christina Kaiser
of United for Families. Please support he Cham-
ber and join us for an informative luncheon.

Healthy Start
meeting date set
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Wednesday,
Sept. 9, at 11:30 p.m., in their office, located at
575 SW 28th Street within the New Endeavor
High School Building. This meeting is open to
the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-








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is invited to attend. Coffee and tea will be
provided. There is no charge, so come and
bring a friend. For more information contact
Nancy Vaughan at 863-763-4021.
A new church is being established in
Okeechobee, Kingdom of God Embassy,
corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 68 in Basinger,
under the leadership of Ambassador Bill
Sherman. Services begin Sunday, Sept. 13.
Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. with
Thursday services at 6:30 p.m. The church
will feature Bible study and teaching (from
Genesis through Revelation), praise and
worship and prayer meetings. Learn how to
live every day in victory through true faith in
the finished work of Christ Jesus our King.
The Gathering, 1735 SW 24th Ave., will
participate in the Worldwide Day of Healing
on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anyone desiring to receive personal prayer
for healing is welcome to attend. For addi-
tional information, contact the church office
at 863-357-4418.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
SW Sixth St., is offering religious education
classes for children and youngsters, begin-
ning Sunday, Sept. 20. Registrations for
C.C.D. (Catholic Christian Doctrine) are now
being accepted. Classes for all grades, kin-
dergarten through ninth grade will be held
every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:35
p.m. For more information please call the
parish office at 863-763-3727.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail
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tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions
responsible for planning and implementing
services to pregnant women and infants. The
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition is made
up of citizens interested in promoting healthy
families and healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For more information about the
Coalition, please contact Exec. Director, Kay Be-
gin, at the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.

Early Learning Coalition
meeting in Okeechobee set
Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Mar-
tin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc. Okeechobee
County Provider/Advisory Council Meeting will
be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at noon at the
American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Avenue,
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Patricia Ann 'Patty' Kerner, 45
OKEECHOBEE Patricia Ann "Patty" Kerner,
age 45, of Okeechobee died Sunday, Sept. 6,
2009, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1963, in
Highland Park, Ill., she had
been a resident of Okeecho-
bee for the past 24 years. Pat-
ty was formerly a 10 year
member of Post 64 Ladies
Auxiliary of the American Le-
gion, member of the Auxil-
iary Legion Post 268 of
Riviera Beach past District 11 President, 40/8 Le-
Demi Premter of West Palm Beach, sub Legion
group, Vice Chateau President, served 12 years
of Girls Scouts and five years in the Girls' State
Program, She enjoyed working charity events
and volunteer work.
She is survived by her loving husband of 25
years, Roger of Okeechobee; mother, Nancy Ei-
senmenger; and brothers, William, Don and
Frank, all of Villa Grove, Ill.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7
p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, and services will be 11
a.m., Saturday the Buxton Funeral Home with
Rev. Jay Walrond of the First Baptist Church of
Ft. Lauderdale and past State Chaplin and cur-
rent District Chaplin of the American Legion of-
ficiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973.
On-line condolences may be placed at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.
William Leroy Buzan, 91
OKEECHOBEE William Leroy Buzan, age
91, of Okeechobee, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at
his residence.
Born Dec. 30, 1917, in Washington, Ind., he
had been a resident of Okeechobee since 1996
and was a member of the Church of our Savi-
our. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Her-
bert and Walter; and a sister, Josephine.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years,
Betty Ruth of Okeechobee; sons, William S,
(Mary) Buzan of Okeechobee, and Michael Bu-
zan of Otwell, Ala.; daughter, Carolyn Sue (Lar-
ry) Dixon of Statesboro, Ga.; eight
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and sis-
ter, Anna K, Largen of Washington, Ind.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m., Wednes-
day, Sept. 9, in the Church of our Saviour, 200
NW 3rd St., Okeechobee. Online condolences
may be made at www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
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By Pete Gawda Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 24.
Okeechobee News In another issue that could affect rates,
A 6 percent increase in Okeechobee Util- John Hayford, executive director of OUA,
ity Authority (OUA) rates came closer to stated that he was just recently made aware
reality as a result of discussion held at the of a county ordinance passed by the com-
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and private home builders is that the board "I can't tell you how many times a week
decided not to raise capital connection we work in the county right of way," he said.
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"The primary reason for the 6 percent meter installation for a county resident to go
rate increase is to reserve money to pay from $830 to $1,080.
for expansion of the wastewater treatment Mr. Hayford noted that neither the City of
plant because we have concerns some of Okeechobee nor the Florida Department of
our developers' agreements might not come Transportation charge OUA a fee to work in
through," asserted board chairman Frank their rights of way.
Irby. Board member Tommy Hoover stated
A few years ago, during the building that it would take more than a 6 percent rate
boom, some developers agreed to make increase to cover the cost of working in the
yearly payments to pay for reserved waste- county right of way under this ordinance.
water capacity for their proposed subdivi- The board directed Mr. Hayford to appear
sions. These payments, which were to be before the county commission to try to work
used to help finance expansion of the waste- out some sort of agreement.
water treatment plant, are now coming due Financial advisor Henry Thomas recom-
and some developers are not paying them. mended the board increase capital connec-
There was no comment from the public tion charges. These charges are designed to
on the proposed budget or proposed rate pay the debt on new facilities to serve growth
increase. The only part of the budget the based on the idea "growth pays for growth."
board discussed was the rate increase. The purpose is to reduce the burden of ex-
"We had pretty well beat it to death last pansion costs on existing customers.
time," board member Carl Leonard said of According to a survey of 14 other utilities
the proposed budget. presented by Mr. Thomas, the average capi-
Final approval of the proposed budget tal connection charge is $5,460. The current
and proposed rate increase will come af- capital connection charge by OUA is $4,375.
ter public hearings at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday Mr. Thomas proposed raising it to $5,115.


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Board attorney Tom Conley presented
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urged the board to continue to put together
proposed projects. He could not report on
any funds allocated for OUA, however he
did report on proposed legislation he helped
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
En a-cord-nce with the Adminisrabve Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Flidda
d -
atatutes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board
ll ons er amendment o the School Board poicy isted below at their
meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2O09, a 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the
ihol Board Adminstative ce at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeeche-
0ee, A copy of he proposed policy arndment is avaiabee in the Supeen-
Mdens oce, R0oom 07, o ed at 700 S. 2nd A ue
SThis poi includes the Attendance Pro inedre s and Prorams Manuali
. Paoposed revisions to Board Policy 5.30 are to rret the titles of policies
ans procedure where student attendace and 0tuancy enforcement in-
formation is o ated i
3. The le32 gal auhot for is poicy is S. 100 10042. L imple-

rat ricia G, Cooper, Ed.O,
nuperpitendent of Sehols


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TVe Okeechobee County School Board will met in Excutive Ses-on on
Wedsday, September 16, 2009, at 3:00 p.m in the Superintendent Of-
ice at 700 SW 2nd Avenue Okeechobee, h their atto y, chief nego
tiato and the Supentedent n pepaation for connuing ntrat
negoniaons with st iona and clasfied employee bargaining unis.
At 00 p.m te sme de, the Okehobee Count ol Board ll
resume contract negotiations ith the Oeehobee County Edu on Ao-
ation #160 for instonal and classified empyees. Colletve bagain-
ing seasons a open to the public and witI be hkd in RRwnm 303 ofth
S Board Administraon Buding at 700 S.W. 2d A-e, Okcho-
Patricia G, Coope EdD,
Superintendent op Shohols
332092 ON 9/9/09ntecased


In ordance w th the Administrve Proedu Act, Chapter 20, FlOida
Statutes note hereby given that the OkeechobIt County Sol Bord
wil colder amendment of the Attendance Procedures and Progras
Manual at their meeting on T tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 6:00 p.m., in
Room 303 of the Shool Board Administrative Offe at 7M0 S&W Secnd
Avenue Okeeobee Copi of the proposed revions are aalable in the
Shool Board Administrative Office, Room 307.
1. The Attendance Poedur es and Progra Manual podes guidIance re-
garding student attendance and truancy procedures.
2. Revisions include e addie tion of pedure for reporting eud/unex
3. The legal authority for ths poicy is .S. 100.4t, 100142. Laws imple-
meneare S 100143, 100304, 1003.31, 1003.32, 1006.07, 1005.08,
1006.09,100610 ,1006147; 20 US 1232g
4. sThispolicy amendment wil not affect individls from an ecoom
stadpnt.
Patricia G Coope ED.
Superintendent o Schools
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NOTCE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that thie Boad of County Commisionrs o

ments and ugesti in consideration f the adopon of a proposedOrdi
nce, The ttle of id popod Ordinnce is
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 66-45(a)(3) OF THE CODI
OF ORDINANCES OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMEND
ING THE AMOUNT OF CIVIL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS 0a
THE ARTICLE REGULATING STOPPING, STANDING OR PARRIN(
OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN A HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACE
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOG
APPUCABILITY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERAGILITfi PROVIDTNI
FOR CODIFICAtiON; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A opy of ths Note of Inte wll bie available for public nspecti at th
County Administraon offe, 312 N.W. 3'd Seet, Okchobee, Flodd
each ,week dayt Monday through Friday, except holidays between the hour,
f 30 AM, and 5:00 M beginning on Septber 9,2009,
If any eon deides t app any decision made by the Board o
County Commisnone, wisth repet to any matter nsidered a such hea
ing, that person wil need to eue that a verbatim reord of the proceed
Slos made whh recrd rolud s the testimony and e idee upor
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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
OKEECHOBGE COUNTY, FLORID;
Shan Robertson.Ctri
BOARD OF COUY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUN-, FLORIDA
332674 ON 9/9/09

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
"E ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE














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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Couty ommssone
of Okeechobee Conty, oida, ,wll hold a pubic hear on Se pt bera
4, 2009 at 9:00 AM., in the Heal Department Auditom lote a
1728 N.W, 9th Street, Okechobe, Florida, for the purpose of ateiving
nts and sugg ons In consideraon of the adopon of a p ed
rdinane. The f proposed Ordnan is:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2,
ARTICLE V OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES Of OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR SUPPLE
MENTAL MEANS OF ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING LEGISLATIVE
INTENT; PROVIDING FOR CIVIL CITATIONS; PROVIDING FOR
CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR SEVE.ABILI1 PROVIDING FOR CODIFICA-
TION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECtIVE DATE.
copy of this Notie of Intent will be available for public inspection at the
ounty Aodministration office, 312 N.W. 3rid Street, Okehobee Florida
each wk day, Monday through Friday, exp hidays between te ho
f 830 AM, an 500 M, beginning on September 9,2009.
If any person do des to appeal any decion made by the oard of
ing, that person wil need to entre that a verbatim rerd of the proceed-
ng s made which reord i odes the taesony and Vdence upoo
ahich the appeal is based.


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEEaDOSEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1332676 ON 9/9/09

NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TO DISCUSS STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES, INC.
The Okehehbee County Board of County CommIsMsines shah ho1 d an Ex
eutive Sesson between n the Board and i Attorney, which wi discuss the
itigaion betwe State of Florida Department of Environmental Proteton
vs, American Driing Serices, Inc. regarding the Sports Comple War,
mang cas number 207-CA-443.
The proposed Execuve Session shall be hed on Thursday, September 1
009 at 11:30 am or as oon thereafter, in the Okeechobee County
Heh Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeehoee, F oida
The proposed discusson shall be confined to ttlement negoations or

Nohta is hereby gien that the fooog individuals wl e in attendance at
the Execve Session County Commissoear Clf BetHs 0, County Com-
sioner Nol chandler, County CommisIoner Ray Domer, Count Coo
msioner Margaret Garrard Helon, County ministtor Lyndon L.
Bnate, Attoney John R Cook, Frank Deasr, Attorney Barry Rod an
and Stoddard RckeaL
A Court Reporter wil be present to record the se n and the ansct
hall be made part of the public eaord upon conclusion of the litigation
Cif Be"ts "r Chaiman
Board of County Commit iotne
Okeechodee County, Flooia
Shan Robertson, Clerk
oard of County Commisioe
Okeehobee Cofnty, Foida


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
issued by the County COUrt of Palm Beach County, Florda, on the 24th day
of Noembr, 2008, Cin the au whein Wedgworth Inc, Paintff and Kir-
ton Ranch, Inc. Defendant(so), being Cae No. 502008SC013797 in
the said COurt, I OPaul C. May, as SheIff of Okechobee County, Florida,
Ove this day levied upon all of the ight, ttle and interesta of the Dafe-
ant Kirton Ranch I. in and to the following descbed real property lying
Ind situate ,n Okeechobee County, Fofida to wit;
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
PARCEL tD 1-21-36-36-OAee-0d0 1-OOed
Partial Legal Decgtion;
COM AT THE SE COR OF SEC 21; THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG. 11 MIN 06
SEC W A DIST OF 26S8.02 FT TO A 3X3 CONCRETE MONUMENT MARK-
ING THE SOrT 0 /4 COR OF SEC 21; THENCE N 2 0 DEG 45 MIN 26
SEC E, A DIST OF 3876.03 FT; THENCE N 89 DEG 12 MIN 14 SEC E, A
DIST OF 2613.85 FT; THENCE S 00 DEG 19 MIN 50 SEC E, A DIST OF
3956.56 FT TO THE OB; LESS LAND IN ORB 530 PAGE 180 116.29
ACRES 21 36S 36E
I hal offer heabo e dt bed -a aperty for s subject to all pro -
e and eumbranc f any, on t 29t day of September, 2009 at
L0:00 AM, or as soon possible thereafter at the Okeechee County
Sheriff's Office, 504 NW. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sal to
the highest and bet bidder for cash, all nght, tile, and interest of seid D
fienoaot 00onach, Inc. iead oroprty
Dated at Okeechobee, Florda this 21st day of Augut, 2009.
Pblhed:Aust26 Septembe 2,9,16 2009
I C. May, Sherlff
O hobee County
In ac ancd e with the AamerianD with ODiabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation o participate
n the proceedingO should conta Okeachobee COunty Sheriff's Of
iet not Aa than se n days Mprior to the proceeding at
63-763 -3117, ext. 2225.


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IN TH1E CRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH ]UDICA CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOEE COUNTY, RFLORIDOA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 08-CA-99
US. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
S TRUSTEE OR HARBORVIEW 2006-4 TRUST FUND,
Plaintiff,
vS.
MILTON MORENO AjiKA MILTON IL MORENO, et al,
Defendants)
NOIC OF RESCHEDULED FUORELOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu nt lo an Order Rebohedulng Forelo-
ure Sale dated 8/19/2009 and enered in Case NO. 08-CA-99 of the Circuit
Dourt of the NINETEENTH ]udiiab Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE CounMty,
o rida wherein US. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
HARBORVIEW 2006-4 TRUST FUND, s the Planff and MILTON MORENO
/K/A MILTON R. MORNO; MONICA MORENO; KING'S BAY HOMEOWN
ERS ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED; TENANT #1 NIK/A RACHEL DICK-
HART a the Deendants, I Wi to thehghestand best biddarl for cash
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOEE COUNTY UDICAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEEOEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
OOAM on the 23rd day September, 2009, the following described prop
rty as set forth in sd Fin judgment
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-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 19, BLOCK
4, PLAT OF KINGS BAY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDEIO IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 91 THROUGH 94, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID CORNER
BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE BEA 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 A4; THENCE BEAR NORTH 50 DEGREES 30 MIN-
UTES 0 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 90O00 FEET TO THE
NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SOUTHEAST 43RD STREET;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 50 DEGREES 30 mS UTES 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 5265 SE 43RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, F 34974
tn person daming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the pperty owner as of the date of the Lis Peonde must file a caima
thin sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on 8/21/2009.
SharN Roberson
Clerk of the rcut Court
By: Linda Young, De.uty Clerk
Forida Default Law Group, PRL
NO. Box 25018
rampa, Florida 33622-5018
F08002333 COUNTRY COW B/C-B-( cur,
331569 ON 9/2,9/09


IN THE CRCUIT COURT IN AND
FORe OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 200-CP-16
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLYDE WARD CATO, JR.,
a3k a CLYDE W.CATO, JR.,
a/k/a CLYDE W.CATO,




deceased, date of death 0arh 3, 200,
Yhobe Count, F0 d, Po0te
s te address of thch es 312 N.W.
3d SWAReeD Suite 101, OkeeVobee
Florida 31972. The nae and address
os I e erso l enae and
pere'. represntatiers attoy are
set torth below.
A.l creditors of the d-.c.dn n te
pens having claims or dItmnds
agait deedents tte on whom a
..I I, Uhe dt m," he me' pbl
0002 on ohois e must 00 thor
clams w this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
Other eors o e decedent ando
pos hving daims o ts
against t he estate of the decedent must
ffe r claine with ths cou WITHIN
THREE MOBHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
FLED WITHIN TIE TIME PERIOD
SET FORT. IN SECTION 733.7B2
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY
CLAIM FILED ETo (2) yEARS OF
MORE AFTER 'E DECEDE'S
DATE OF DEATW IS BARRED.
noe date of the first publaMion of Is
ntie is: Sptembetr 9, 2009.
Bonie L Pe
Peorsal Repesetativ
2247 Sw, 2d Court
Oheeohobee, Floda 34974
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE N0O 47-200 -CA000318
BRANCH BANKING AND
TRUST COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
MELODY E. RICKETS akWa
MELODY E. HALL, etal,

Noice hebygiven pu nt to


Final Judgment of Foreclosure, for
Pinff entered in cause, in the 0 r
cuit Court of OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, I v sell the property sitat-
ed in Okechbee County, Florida
described as;
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of
the South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of
Tract 2 Section 25, Township 34
South, nge 33 East, Okhaee
County, FL, ayodin to the plat
thereof ro rd in Pla7 t Book 4,
Page 3A-D, indl fuse of the Okee-
h yee County Public Records
and commonly kn-n as; 1*675
Northwestl 270th Steet, Oeo-
bee, FL 34972, at puic le, to the
alp b0000 to o
highest and best bidder for cash, in
the Jury Asby Room, 2nd Floo
Okeechobee CountRn Judcial Center,
312 NW 3r0 St., Okeechobee, FL
34972 at 11:00 am., on September
23, 2009.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE S 0ENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990: In accordance wMth the Ae-
cans w, Disabifftie Act, pe- ns in
need of a special a0o0mmodaton to
participate in ths proceeding should
contact Court Admnistrat no later
feeding at 250 NW Country Cmub
Drive Port St, Lcie, 9o6da 34986
telephone 1-772-807-4370 within
two working days of your recent of
this na:ic: IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL I-S 0-955 8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-95508770.
Dated this August 18, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Oerk of the Cir~it Cort,


I


TForda Default Law Group,
PL, RO, Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
SUNTRUST-CONV-abve n-FO9042165
332301 ON 9/9,I6/09




Robert M Coplan, PA.,
ton25 Ulmerton RdM, Suite 5A,
Lar, FL 33771
Q27)'5585S0/fax (727) 559-0887
331154 ON 9/2,9/o09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. M008 CA 705
BRANCH BANKING AND
00UST COMpA0Y,
Plintiff,
VS.
JAYANANDAN K. NAIR; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAYANANDAN K NAIR;
SUBIFARAMMA I. NAIR; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER pERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS); SUNCREEK RANCH HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS L3ENORS OR TRUS-
TEES OF AIDo DEFENdANT(S) AND
ALL _'flR PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1;U NKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Noae is hereby given that" pursue
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
F -oe entered in the above-
slmed aus, in the Circuit Crt of
Okeechbee County, norda, I will
sell the property situated in Okee-
hee County, Florida, deoribed
as: F.. oo


DA.
A/K/A 14220 SE 50th Cirde
Okeechobee, FL 33414
at pubic le, to the highest and
best bidde for cash in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County udial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Steet 2ed Floor, Ste 257, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 at 11:00 odock,
A.M, on 9/30/2009,
DATED this 25th dayO Aug, 2009,
SAny peon aimng n U interest n
the _rplu from the sae, f any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens, must file
a claim wthin 60 days after the sale.
WiU- C, my hand and sal of this
court on the 25th day of Aug, 2009,
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Uinda F Youn
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Danel C. ComOnsuega
9204 King Patlm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phoe; 813-915-8660
Ator- for Ptnioff
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Ameraicans
With Disalitis AcT persons
needing a special aceemidation
to oartoipato in thts roe~edingo
shoud contact" Cou~rt Admins3
0620 moeat _0e la is-
traon later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive Port St.
Luc"Ae, FloIda 3486,
(772 8074370 within two
rklng days of your redept of
this not0e; IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1 BOO 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 80 955-877o.
331674 ON 9/9,16/09


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


PARCEL 20, SUNCREEK R ANCH,
ACCORDINs TO THE PLAT How fast can your car
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN go? It Can go even
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF faster when you sell
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORi- tin the classifieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIL CIRCUIT


SUNTRUST BANK, N A.,




TO: JOSE CR UZ
AST KNOWN ADDRESS: 2715 SW 9 Aven Miami, F 33165
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN
DANT(S WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an adon to foelose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property in OKEECHOBEE County, Fonda:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 3N
SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2l
BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 23 MINUTES S3 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF
144.24 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 0O DEGREES 36 MINUTES Of
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF n527,17 FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 31
MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, TO THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS
BOOK 277, PAGE 1066, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 425.10 FEET; THENCE
BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WES,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN 0,
R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1066 TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
PROPERTY AND THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE
S.F.W.M.D.'S TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, ACCORDING
TO THE S.F.WNM.D, RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP FOR C-38, SECTION 3,
SHEET 9 OF 28, A DISTANCE OF 1022.74 FEET; THENCE BEAR
SOUTH BO DEGREES 17 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF TIEBACK LEVEE AND AC-
CESS ROAD, A DISTANCE, OF 425.12 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
S9 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
1026.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO
has been filed against you and y are required to ie a copy of you
written deennses wOhin 30 days after the first publcaton, if any, on Floride
Default Law Goup, L, ainffs aory, whos addre is9119 Corpo-
rate Lake Dve, Suite 300, Tampab orda 3634, and file the oigl'al witr
this C ,ourt either before seie on aintffs attey or Imnhodatey tohere-
after; others a defauot il be entered against yo u for the reef d0a0nd-
ed in the Complaint or petion.
This notce shall be published o.e each w-k for two cosuve ks
In the Okeechobee News Independent Newspape).

2009.
Sharon Roberor
Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F Youn
As Deputy Cerl


I


PF iblc Ntic


INVITATION TO BID
o Ao 00 00 292
CATTLE GRAZING LEASE AGREEMENT
The South Forida Water Management Dsrict will receive sealed bid;
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Flor, B- Buiding, 3301 Gun CI
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 0 for te purpose of a attle gaz
ing lea o I'ated in Okeacobee County, Florida on October S1 2009 a
2:30 P.M. l me, at which time bids wll be ope and pui read
A site visit wl be held at the property 3 mles north on NW 50th St.
Okeechbee County, FloIda, on Otbr 1, 2009 at 9:o AM. bid



BSWMD Procurement Office, at the above address, by cai3 n
(561i 62-6391, In ated obiddes may al cal the 24-hour BID HOT
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the RFB opening
Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained a
our web site n 34,Tw ipTe sicihth on ca n be donloan d
for the District web ste: s isted on the current 0tatio
lenda For m Infnomataon, please contact Linda Gee, SAent
Contract specialists at (561) 6B2-36316
Legal Descption
HFIOE-007
A parcel of land in Seions 9,20,21,28,29,30,31,32,33 and 34, Townsi|
36 South Ratnge 35
Ea, Okeechoee County, Foida, described as lls:
Together wi:
All of said Sec 29 and 32 LES and EXCEF the RIgh-of-Way for
5th Drive (70 feet in width)
Together woh:
All of said Section 20 ing Southwestery of the centeine of Taylor Crt
LESS and EXCEPT the Right-of-Way for NW 50th Dive (70 feet in wid),
All of d Sect 21 and 28 l Westey of the centerine of Taylo
TOgether with:.
All of said Section 33 lyJg North and East of NW 50th Dn- and South
westery of the certedine of Taylor Creek.
Together w n e:
All that part of Seon 34, Township 36 South, Range 35 Eat, ng Nort
of NW 500th Dve (70
feet in width and West of State Road 15 (U.S. Highy #4) and South
0stery of the rine of Taylor oCreek.


LE0SS HOWEVER, from the abe described parcel of land, the fhllotwin
Two(2) parcels of
Pard. I
That certain pa of land in SFWMDo Contract C-13477-A02, Exhibit "B
dtbed as contanng 70 0 s, 0 or t. Sad pa"l Gw known a
the Hydromenta Okeeobee AT 0 e" denied by M41 Ted phWips PS.
of FH in oet No, 05-0054 ol he No 050054-ATS-LGL dated 6/12/06
The deseptin following is copied from Mr, Phillips during, The bearid,
used n this d ripo do t reate to any of the other tracts in this de
sPigtion. The Tract No- was added for the purposes of this tease. Tract No
HFI00000

Parcel 2
Tac HF100002 oas deso bed in South Floda Water Managemen DiSic
SFWMD) Lee No. LS040986, The beag used i this d -spoo d,
hreat to anoofoatheractsnt o: mpaon.
Trat No HFI00-002
A parel of land loaded n Secom 33 and 34, Towm hip 36 South, Rang
35 East, Okeechobee County, loda. Bounded on the East by WestedI
r ht-of-0way of Tayor Creek as recorded in Officia Records Book 73, Pag
435 of the Pu blo Records of said county, and by the West right-of-way in
of State Road 15 (U.S. Highway 441); bounded on the South and West b1
the Northeately right-owy ine of Northwest 50th Dve (ilrd Road)
and bounded on the North by the following describe line:
Comencing at the Northwest Comer of ad Seon33, Tonhip 3(
South, Range 35 East; theII e Sot 0204, 12" West along the West Bi.
of aId Section 33, a dan of 615.A feet to the Noreastely right-of
way ine of Norhwest 50M Drive (Hilliard Road); theane Southeastedr
along a cue conave to the Northeast, having a radius of 594.75 feet,
ent0o angle of 2641 '", an a length of 277.1 feet thene Sout
7331 '13" E a disancm of 1229.91 fet to a cue concave to th
Southwest; tdere Souheasterly along said cu- having a radio o
35687 feet, a renoal angle of 4632'22", an arc length, of 28987 feet t
the POINT OF BEGINNING:
thence South 8720" East a distance f3252 20 feet to the said right

Containing 207.75 acres, more or less
The above de.bed pa-l of Land. (Tract No. HF1E-007) cntan0
332567 ON 9/9,30;i 0/4/09


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Okeechobee News


September 9, 2009


W THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE MP: 2U09-CA-29B
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC,
9119 Corporate Lake Dive,
Site 175
Tampa, FIoia 33634,
Plaintiff,
ARTHIUR R. DUSN, THE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT
EES, ASSIGNEES CREDITORS,
UENOS, AND TRUSTEES OF LUSA-
DA DUSTIN,
DECEASED,
RSC EQUIPMENT RENTAL I.
F/K/A RENTAL SERVICE CORPORA-
TION, a foign corpation, IAMES
HAT.AWAY and RANDI ARCHIBALD,
Defendants


TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEEIS,
CREDITORS, ENORS, AND TRUS-
TEE OF LUSADA DUSTIN, DE-
CEASED:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civi ac
Circuit Court, C ounty of Okeechobee,
State of Florda, to foreclose certain
real property d rdbed as folws:
LOT 122, PIONEER ESTATES, UNIT
3 ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
TIEREOF RECORDED IN LAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 31 AND 2, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNT, FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN1995 FLEET-
WOOD HOMES, WATERFORD MIe
BILE HOME, 28 X 76 MOBILE
HOME, VIN #GAFLR0SBZ3041,
You are required to file a wrten

any, to it on Timothy D+ padgett,
Paintiffs attorney, who address is
2878 Remngton Green Circle, Taa-
hae Forda 3238, at least thirty
(30 days rom th date of first pub-
iation and file the oginl with the
clerk of this court either before ser-
,ce on PFaintiffs attorney or immedi
ately theeafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the
reief demanded in the oAmplant.
Dated this 27th day of August,

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: ALe NealT s
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
mothy D Padgett, Esq.
TimOthy D Padgett, P.A.
2878 Remington Green Cir
TalahaSSee, FL 32308
850 422-2S20 (phone/
332012 ON 9/2,9/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCoIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COU NTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-281
AVELO MORTGAGE, C A,

DONALD L. WOLLARD; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONALD L WOLLARDA
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BEDEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
pARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
ADVANCED MINERALS INCT AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE ROVIS IONS
OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED
MAY 1, 2No8; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT#2
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERLY'



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foredosure
dated July 6 2009 and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-281, of the Ciri
Court of the Nineteenth Judical Cir
cult in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida. AVELO MORTGAGE, LUC, 6
Plantiff and DONALD L. WOLLARD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD L.
WOLLARD; ADVANCED MINERALS,
INC, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PRO-
VISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT
DATED MAY 1, 2008; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC, are defendants I l.
sell to the highets and best bidder
2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee
County Judiial Center; 312 North,
westThird Sthet Sure 135 O`ee-
ceUnne, FAofida 34972 at 11:00 a.m.,
on the H6eh day of Sept., 2009, the
following desc1- bed property as Ht
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:


BOOK 5S, PAGE 46, OF THE PU
NBIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTIC REGARDING THE AMERI
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Ameni
CAns With isabiies Act, peI
needing a specnl aommdat on to
participate in this proceeding should
contact CIourt Administraon no ter
than Iven d pdor to the ro-
ceeding at 25 NW County a lub
D Port St. Lue, Florida 346,
1.772,074370 within two working
days of your eipt of this NOTI
IF YOU ARE HEARING PAVED
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800955.8770.
Any peron 0a11ming an Iinterest in
other than the property r as of
the date of the Lis Pnden musto file
Dated this 25th day Aug., 2009,
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F Youn
As Deputy CleN
1239 E, Nwport Center Drive
Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax 954 571-20NKNO33




Public Auction will be held at John
TOwing Serice storage ot Iocaed at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee
bee, F Eda 34972 on SEPTEM-
BER 25, OR9, at 9A.M. Pursuant
to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charge. Year,
make, del and VIN are as follows.

1987 Ford F-150
VIN# 1FT)FY7H NA80223
1984E LryslHLeBaN E
VINMIC3BC55E9EG3O5341
Ters of sle are ash and no
checks wll be accepted. Seler re-
-ryes the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINALE NO REFUNDS
wi be sold In 'As Is' conddien wIth
no guarantee,
332805 ON 09/09/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
I9TH JUDICISW CIR9UIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOR EE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 000291
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A, AS
TRUSTEE FOR OPTION ONE MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2003 5 ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2003-5

NATHAN TODD; KAMILLE TODD;
WOOLEY'S SHEDS, INC.; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants,


To the following Defendants):
NATHAN TODD
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
KAMILLE TODD
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an acti
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
LOT 1, OTTER 'CE ESTATES
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORDA
TOGETHER WITH:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH, RANGE 3S EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OTTER
CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA, THENCE NORTH -821'48"
WEST ALONG THE NORTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID LOT
1, A DISTANCE OF 345.14 FEET
TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID LOT 1, THENCE NORTH
19-23'53" WEST A DISTANCE OF
32.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
73-4032" EAST A DISTANCE OF
34S.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990
SPRINGHILL DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME WITH I"#
GAFLK34A1L901SH AND
GAFLK34B1L90LSH AND TITLE
# 47895526 AND 47895536.
a/k/a 17651 NW 38fH AVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972-


has been led against you and you
ae required o se a copy of yro r
ane & Associates, A, Arney for
Plaintiff, whoseddes is 8201 Pe-
te Rad, Ste 00 Plantatn,
FLORIDA 334 within irty (30)
days after te rs publition of this
Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE
NEWS and fie the original with the
Clerk of this Cout either before ser
vice on Paiffs at ey or immedi
lately thereafter; others a default
wl be entered against you Afor
relief demanded in the complaint.
This ne is provided pur to
Administrabve Oshde No.2.06S.
In acrdane with the Amerncans
with Disaltes A. If youW are a
pe-on with a disability who eeds


PACES AS i' ITHE T
LODo AT 0 ,lE R ND
any ammodaton n order to par-
ie n this pro feeding, you a re
nied at cost te o Y, o provi
D dthsions of r in assstae. Pea
ontact the ou Administrator at
250 NW County C Drive, Por St




p eadiSn; if you are hearing im-
paired, al 1-800-955-8771TD
if yo a ice impaired ca
1800955-8770 (V) Via Forida R

WITNESS my hand and the 0 s of
this Court this 4th day of Sept.,
2009,
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
SArlene Neals
Deputy Clerk
KahaN & Assoiates, PA.
8101 Peters Road, Ste. 30
PHantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Tedefasimie: 954 382-5381
332680 ON 99,161/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH UDI2CAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. OBOO8 24CA
SUNTRUST BANK D/B/EA SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE INC.,

DAMARIS CASANOVA, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DAMAI CASANOVA;
JACOBO GON.ALE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ACO BO GONZALEZ;
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOME
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT # 2,

NBOIRE OP ARELURE PULE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Frecdo-
sur dated 6/26/2009, and entered
in Case No. 08000524C of the Cr-
cult Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Floeda, wheRin SUNTRUST
BANK D/B/A SUNTRUST MORTGAGE
INC., is a Plaintf and DAMARIC
CASANOVA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DAMARIS CASANOVA; JACOBO
GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
]ACOBOED GONZALEZ; BRIDLEWOOD
RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #
I; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 am the
Defendants, I 'wi 1 to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Oke0e1-
bee County Judiial Center, 2nd
Flor Jury Assembly Room, 32 N.W.
3rd St, OIeechobee, FL, at 11:00
scibed property as set forth 1, said
Final Judggrent, to wt:
PARCEL S: RANCHES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Any persn claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sle, if any,
Ot2er than the property owner as of
a dcam within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
BY: .nda I Young
As Deputy Cerk
Dated this 28th day of Aug. 2009,


If you a a peson with disbiiy
order to partcipate in this proceed-
ing, you ad entitled, at no cst to
tance. Rse contact Court AdminZs-
trMoir at 250 NW County Cub Drive,
Port St" Luie FL 34986; Tel;
1728074370 within two (2) working
days of your receipt of the NOTICE
OF ACTION; if you are hearing or
THIS IS NOT A COURT INFORMA-
TION LINE
Ben-Ezra & Katz, RA.
Atorneys for Plaintiff
2901 s..rl.ng Road, Suie 300
Fort Lauderdane, Rorida 33312
Telephone (305)770,4100
Fax: (305)653-2329
332114 ON 9/9,16/09

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19T CUDICINL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOB E
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION OCASE
NO: 47-2008-CA-000374
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAIN IFF
EDWARD R. JONES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EDWARD R. JONES, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; CHASE BANK USA
N.A.; JOHN DOE AND ANE DOEAS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES
DONEFENDANTS)
REIROE AST

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pu-
ant to an Order Granting the Motion
t RedtI Foreclore Sale dated
9/1/2009, entered in Call Case No.
47 2003 CA-080374 of the Crcuit
Court of the 19TH J"dicial Ci'uit in
and for OKUEECHOBE County, OKEE-
CHOSEE, Flieda, I wll 11 to the
hest and best bder fr ash at
FLOOR, at OKEHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
keechobee Fida, at 11:00
n the 7th day o October, 2009 the
following described prpery as set
forth in said Summary FinaT Judg
_m, twit:
LOT 89, TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE0
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
T0 EITHER WIrn A 1981 LIB-
ERTY SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN# ILL13005
Any person clmng an ntermst
the surpus from the sale. if any.
other than theproperty ower as of
the date of the is pendens, must file

Dated this 1st day of0 Sept,, 2009,
S SHARON ROBERTSON
aerk of the Circit Court
By: Unda YouU
Deputy CIl
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID ]. STERN, P.A.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation FL 3332+3920
(954)233-8R00
08-137 NOR


In a rance with the Americans
With oisbilities Act pes need-
ing a special acommodalfon to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
intact Court Administratin no later
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Drive, Port St. Lude, FL 3986 or
.al 1-772-807-4370 within two
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,

CSE NO. 472008CA-000539
CITIBANK, N.A, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS If
INC, BEAR STEARNS ALT-IA TRUST,
MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES SERIES 2006 4,
DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DANIEL E.
REARDON, e al,

NOTICE OF ReBA ElDL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GVEN puu-
ant to an Order Re duing For
dosure Sale dated 9/1y2009 and
entered in Case NO 47-2008-
CA-000539 of the rcut Court of
the NINETEENTH Judical Circit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Fari-
da whein CTIBANK N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR
STEARNS ALT-A TRUST, MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 20064, is the Plaintiff and
DANIEL REARDON AK/A DANIEL E
REARDON; CATHEPNE REARDON
A/K/A CATHERINE L REARDON;
GENDER GOERTZ, TENANT #1
TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT'
#4 are the Defendants, I wifl sell to
the highest and best bidder for ch
at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECBEE CiOUNTY JU-i
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W, 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972at U:OANonthe day of
7th day of October, 2009, the foloW-
ing described property as set forth in
sd Final Judgment:
LOT 2, GREEN HILLS, ACCORD-
ING TO TE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 94, PUBLIC ECORDaS OF


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Any pen lAn i 1teom 1
the surplus from the se, f any
other than the pperty owe r as o
the date of the LiU Pendes must file
a caim wAthin sixty (6}) days after
the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and
the sel of this Court on 9/1/2009.
Sharon RobertIs n
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Unda F Y,
Deputy CIlr
Florida Default Law Group, P.L
Po. Bo 25018
Tampa, FlHoda 33622-5018
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CONV B/C-BIScum/
332354 ON 9/9,16/09


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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
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When you Want some-
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OHS JV football lose

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News

For 39 minutes Okeechobee had the
better of the Clewiston Tigers on their own
field last Thursday. However, the game lasts
40 minutes and in the final minute, the Ti-
gers scored a defensive touchdown to de-
feat Okeechobee 15-13.
Okeechobee got an excellent effort from
their defensive unit. On offense QB Jack
Radebaugh did a good job directing two of-
fensive scoring drives. Al Morris scored on
a rushing touchdown and Joey Santibanez
picked up an offensive fumble and ran in the
football for Okeechobee's second score.
"It was a good effort by everybody," JV
Head Coach Rex Erwin said, "We have to
fix some things of course and some men-
tal errors hurt us. Still I'm very proud of the
kids and the effort they put in."


Two seniors hope to lead swim team



Okeechobee News

Chelsie Houston and Kenny
Murphy have been named Cap-
trains of this years Brahman swim
team.
Both are veteran swimmers
who caught the love of swim-
mring at an early age, and took
advantage of the Okeechobee
Shockwaves program to improve
their skills.
Chelsie said she is impressed

She mentioned several promis-
ing swimmers have returned and
many talented sophomores and
freshmen have joined the team.
"The team will do pretty well.
We have a larger team than nor- Okeechobee Newds/Charlea
mal, and a lot of first year swim- Murphy
mers. I think we will do well." Kenny Murphy and Chelsie
Murphy said everyone on the Houston are the swim team
team has worked hard and there captains this year.
is a lot of optimism among the
swimmers, "We're all trying real "I loved to swim and my
hard. We're hoping we do well grandparents (John and Donna
this year Everybody is giving Carroll) encouraged me to come
110 percent. Everybody has im out. I enjoyed it and have been
proved a great deal. Were hop- doing it ever since," she said.
ing to have a lot of real good ac- Both seniors have aken the
complishments, and break some title of captain seriously. Murphy
new school records. Everybody said being a captain means that
who has come back is trying to he needs to push others to be the
improve their times." best they can be and set a positive
Murphy began swimming example. "The harder you work
in the sixth grade. His parents, the better you do. Nobody on the
Jack and Alice Murphy, encour team is short in hard work. Some
aged him to join the Shockwaves need encouragement in tough
swim team. Once he joined he roimes. I think should shoulder
was hooked on the sport, and the responsibility along with the
first I was a little hesitant, I like coaches to set things up, and try
to swim, but I didn't know the to keep other swimmers motivat
strokes. They pushed me into ed and encouraged and let them
it. Once I got here, I took to it know they are part of the team
and had a good time win th e it. how its done, she said.I've
stuck with it and hope to go far andwe'll stand by you."
with indicated Houston said she is expected
Houston lso started swim to be a leader of the team and a
ming at o young ago. She noted good role model. She said she

she was bored one summer, and hopes to live up to what is ox
at six years old took to the pool. peceld of her,
She explained that the team 'I would like to help outhe
travels around the state and gets younger kids and show them
really good practice time in the how it's done," she said.
pool.









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Okeechobee News


Sports News in Brief

Adult Softball League to
start up
The Recreation Department is accepting
team entries for the Fall 2009 Adult Softball
League Monday-Friday between 8:30-5 p.m.
at 640 N.W 27th Lane (Sports Complex).
Men's League $375 (+$25 for teams not
registered in Spring 2009); Women's League
- $325; Co-Ed League $325. Please make
checks payable to B.O.C.C. (for Board of
County Commissioners). There will be an
organizational meeting on Wednesday,
Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center on
Hwy 98. Team fees are due no later than 5
p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. For more information,
call the Recreation Department at: 863-763-
6950.

Soccer Clinic set for
next week
Soccer clinic for youth ages 5-18 held
Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m.-noon at the
Soccer Practice Area (across North Elemen-
tary). Parents must register and pay upon
arrival. Registration is $15 per child. Checks
can be made payable to Hugo Caicedo.
Players should come ready to play with shin
guards and cleats. Please bring water for
the afternoon and a soccer ball if you have
one. For more information, call Josephine
O'Mallan at 863-763-6950.

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

Sports complex summer
pool hours
The sports complex pool is open for
summer hours. Hours through Oct. 31, pool
hours will be from 3-6 p.m. from Tuesday
through Friday, 10-5 p.m. on Saturday, and
1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The pool will be closed
on Monday. The pool will also offer senior
water exercise classes until Sept. 30. The
classes will be held on Monday and Wednes-
day from 10 a.m. until 10:45. The cost is
$1.50 per class.

Rescue available for
local wildlife
Florida Wildlife Rescue Service Inc. is a
non-profit organization providing free res-
cue, pick up, and transport of sick, injured
and orphaned wildlife in the Okeechobee
area. They are licensed by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission to
provide these services. If you find a wild bird
or animal in need of assistance, please con-
tact us at: 863-634-1755.




Okeechobee News


Fun in the park
Youngsters were flying high in Flagler Park Monday, Sept. 7, and having fun
while taking in the scenery on this bungee cord ride.


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City of Okeechobee
The City of Okeechobee was represented in the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Labor
Day Parade by the city's first fire truck with some of the councilmen atop it.


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lunch & dinner specials.
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out faster than any other full service restaurant in town and that's
guaranteed. For breakfast, the Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7
days a week for $7.19 with just about every breakfast item on it you
can think of.


Everyone knows about our famous Touchdown Breakfast that is
always available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon
strips, 2 sausage links for $4.89.
For lunch you can always try our Lunch Buffet Monday through
Friday from 11:30am-1:30pm for a variety of delicious cold cuts to Hot
dogs and Hamburgers for only $7.99.
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every Friday and Saturday night. We also offer our Prime Rib Dinner
for only $9.99, anyday anytime!. You will find the coupon for this
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