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Budget
y Eric Kopp
keechobee News
If a proposed state budget cut
another $200,000 is approved,
keechobee County Clerk Sharon
obertson said she may be forced
cut services or personnel-or
ith.
Ms. Robertson's original state
ending plan, which is used for
urt operations, was set at a little
ore than $1.6 million. From that,
.e was directed to cut $291,000.
his gave her an operating budget
$1,354,416. Now, in the middle
her fiscal year, she is being told
e may have to cut an additional
04,000.
"That's a profound cut," she
id. "It's going to have a negative
pactt"


cuts may impact courts
The Clerk of Courts office is And while that was difficult, If Ms. Robertson finds out on
the only constitutional office that meeting the proposed cut by the Oct. I that she must mate the ad-
has both a county and state bud- state will be troublesome and ditional cut, that will likely mean
get. The state budget deals only painful, more layoffs. Which, in turn, could
with court operations, while the Ms. Robertson said to meet her have a severe impact on the court
county budget funds those opera- current state budget she has al system.
tions that deal with official county ready: reduced staff by seven full- "I staff one person per court-
records-such as passports, land time employees and one part-time room for each judge. This could
transactions, tax deeds, marriage employee; has frozen all salaries; mean we won't have anybody to
licenses, county finance and infor- implemented voluntary furloughs send to the courtroom," she said.
mation technology without pay of up to a month in "Some clerks (in other counties)
The county's fiscal year runs duration a cu employees have already stopped staffing civil
Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, while the duration; and cut employees' have already stopped staffing civil
state's fiscal year starts July 1 and work weeks to 37.5 hours. courts."
ends June 30. On the county side of her oper- She went on to say if a deputy
For her county budget, Ms. ation, Ms. Robertson has reduced clerk was not in the courtroom
Robertson requested $1,350,951. that staff by two full-time and one then the judge would have to as
But, in order for the county to bal- part-time employee Everything related to the courts
ance their budget she had to trim There are currently 28 employ is handled by the clerk's office.
an additional $98,902 from her ees on the state side of the clerk's
original request, office, and 16 on the county side. See Budget Page 2


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Budget
Continued From Page 1
These duties include, but are not limited
to: processing arrest affidavits; scanning in
those affidavits; sending notices to appear;
filing cases; handling the dockets; handling
evidence in the courtroom; swearing in wit
nesses; preparing judgements, sentencing
and court notes; and distributing the neces-
sary paperwork to the state attorney, public
defender and sheriff's office.
Clerks also prepare commitment orders
for the Department of Corrections and han-
dle all appeals.
Today, clerks have over 900 statutory du-
ties on the court side.
"In civil hearings there would he an im-
pact. But in criminal? It would be a huge
impact," Ms. Robertson said. "I still have
enough staff to send to court, but we're
down one-and-one-half people in central
cashiering (where court fines are collected).
If I have to cut more staff I would have to
choose which courts I would not send staff
to, because I wouldn't have enough staff to
send. We just need direction."
And that's where Duval County Clerk Jim
Fuller, president of the Florida Association of
Court Clerks, enters the picture.
In an effort to help the 67 county clerks
in Florida, Mr. Fuller has asked Chief Justice
Peggy Quince to set priorities for clerks.
"I respectfully request that, as the head
of the judicial branch of Florida government,
you prioritize the work that is most impor-
tant to the court so that clerks can begin
making appropriate decisions when man-



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dates cannot be met with the current finan-
cial resources," he wrote in an Aug. 17 letter
to the chief justice.
He went on to say that clerks throughout
the state are facing nearly $100 million in
cutbacks.
According to Mr. Fuller's letter, clerks
across the state have: terminated 1,300 Jobs;
layed off employees in 52 counties; initiated
a hiring freeze; frozen salaries in 62 coun-
ties; implemented pay cuts in 19 counties;
implemented furloughs in 26 counties that
effects 3,476 employees; and, closed branch
offices in 31 counties.
Ms. Robertson has already done all that,
except for pay cut and closing a branch of-
fice.
"It doesn't seem unreasonable to priori-
tize what needs to be done with tight bud-
gets," said Judge Steven J. Levin, the chief
judge for the 19th Judicial Circuit which is
made up of Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie
and Okeechobee counties. "Our branch of
the government has less than 1 percent of
the budget. We've always struggled to make
ends meet."
Still, he continued, he's confident that Ms.
Robertson will arrive at sound conclusion.
"I think it's horrible she has to make
those decisions," said Judge Levin. "I think
all clerks are in a very difficult position. They
are now being asked to make decisions
they shouldn't be put in a position to do.
But, I have complete confidence in all four
clerks."
While Ms. Robertson appreciates that
vote of confidence, she would prefer an
end to her budget battles and her sleepless
nights.


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ruddin, Colleen Thomas of the Chamber of Commerce, Nodr Fatima, mother
of Dr. Noorudin, Matt Buxton of the Chamber of Commerce, City Councilman
Lowery Markham, Mayor Jim Kirk, Councilman Dowling Watford, Council-
man Clayton Williams and Councilman Mike O'Connor.

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September 16, 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 Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Lanny Michael Stokes, 46, S.E. 59th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 11 by
Officer Jack Boon on a charge of driving un-
der the influence. His bond was set at $500.
Justin Charles Fraser, 23, S.W. Second,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 12 by Dep-
uty John Ashby on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $750.
Jennifer Lynn Hawes, 24, N.W 20th St.,
was arrested Sept. 14 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on a warrant charging
her with the felony of child neglect. She was
also charged with the misdemeanor of pos-
session of marijuana under 20 grams. Her
bond was set at $6,000.
Robert James Seigh, 30, N.W. 20th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 14 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a war-
rant charging him with child neglect. His
bond was set at $5,000.
Allison Lacorazza, 50, N.E. 29th Ter-
race, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 14 by


Okeechobee News


Deputy G. Popovich on a charge of violation
of probation driving under the influence.
Her bond was set at $500.
Douglas Jette, 40, Arvin Lane, Moore
Haven, was arrested Sept. 14 by Deputy G.
Popovich on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of proba-
tion driving under the influence. His bond
was set at $1,000.
Ivan Lee Frost, 25, N.E. 16th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 14 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with sale of cocaine and possession of co-
caine with intent to sell. His bond was set
at $30,000.
Daniel Howell, 35, N.W 113th Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 14 by DOC's
Melissa Spencer on charges of violation of
probation resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer with violence, violation of probation
- fraudulent attempt to obtain a duplicate
prescription for a controlled substance (two
counts). 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 infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


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President's speech
My child brought home a permission
slip to be signed for her to be able to watch
President Obama's speech addressed to the
American schoolchildren. I was shocked!
It is our right, duty and privilege to listen to
any and all speeches from our President.
Especially if it is a positive speech speaking
to the students of public schools and our
next generation. We, as Americans, have to
respect our President now and in the future
and teach our children to do the same. Hav-
ing to sign a permission slip for my child to
be able to hear this speech at school is dis-
respectful.

Labor Day Parade
p We are wondering why the OHS Cheer-
leaders were not in the not in the Labor Day Parade?
It would have been nice to see our girls out
there showing the community that they have
school spirit, and with the first home game
of the season just weeks away, inviting all
to come out and support our team. It takes
a little effort on the part of the adults, our
kids always come through. They deserve the
chance to get out there and show off their
talents; school spirit and have a little fun!
And the community would certainly benefit
as well.
I am glad that someone said something
about people not standing up for the flag.
That has bothered me for years. Why are
people in Okeechobee so disrespectful that
they do not stand for the flag when it goes by
in the parade? In other towns, you see peo-
ple standing up. You know the color guard
is coming before you can see it because of
the ripple effect of people standing. The next
time we have a parade, I hope people will
remember this and I won't be the only per-
son standing up to show respect for the flag
of our nation. And maybe the schools could
teach the kids how to respect the flag too.


OPINION


EMS assessment
EMS assessment. It's not a new tax
but a different and secure way to fund the
service. The churches say they shouldn't be
taxed because they're not for profit. Most
residential homes are not for profit but a
place to live. The church is a place to wor-
ship the Lord. But people get sick and or
hurt at home and at church. Some churches
are bigger and will have to pay more. When
your church has 65,000 square ft. there are
going to be taxes. You have a day care that
runs Monday through Friday that has kids
that may get hurt and need help. Part of the
65,000 square feet includes the Rock where
you have basketball games and a weight
room where someone might get hurt and
need an ambulance. I believe that hat there is
a charge for playing upward basketball and
cheering and the parents are charged for day
care. I believe that they would want an am-
bulance to respond to your church for help.
Pay your fair share for the potential accidents
at your church.
I was reminded of the Old Testament's
admonition to pay attention to "whose ox is
being gored." I don't care who the author
of the letter to the editor is or where he lives
or if he is Mormon or Muslim. He has raised
a very valid issue and I don't find factual or
logical contradiction of anything he said. His
words are not a threat to to true Christianity.
Their selfish venality is. For God's sake, it
could not be more simple. If you construct
an additional building or a bigger building it
is going to add correspondingly to the bur-
den on our community services especially
zoning, police, fire, and EMS. We have a
rather small chapel. Some minorities just
use a narrow rented storefront for services.
All are equal in the eyes of God. No one
forced anyone to build a stunning enormous
church with glittering chandeliers in the tow-
ering foyer. Don't expect the rest of us to pay
for your grandiosity. Less than one percent
of the population of our town benefits from
that building. Just you and your brethren. I
am willing to increase my collection plate
contribution by the one time 25 cent hit
our Pastor told us we will need to offset our
anticipated EMS fee. Most folks hereabouts
are wonderful and responsible. Please pay
your fair share of the extra burden YOU (not
Jesus) created. And that kind of community
love, responsibility and honesty IS the mes-
sage of Matthew.


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This should be a pay as you use it ser-
vice. Period! If you get sick and YOU use it,
YOU pay for services rendered.
Pay as you go does not work. The as-
sessment is to have the service available and
then you are billed for the service provided.
The problem with "pay as you go" is
that there are limits on how much Medicare
or Medicaid will pay for this service. And
what they will pay is not enough to fund the
whole program. So many of our people are
poor people and senior citizens that there
are a large number using Medicare and Med-
icaid.

Housing prices
I have been shopping for houses for two
months now. It's a good idea because first-
time home buyers get an $8,000 tax credit if
we buy before December. Well, we looked
for a home below $100,000 as budget. Our
rules were 1: No city taxes. 2: No OUA, at
least no sewer. We could afford $15,000
more on the house vs. the price
for OUA. 3: It has to be a 1
REAL home, not man-
ufactured or mobile t
home. This left us

look at: all junky and
ugly. In Fort Pierce
there are lots of homes
for sale for below $89k.
We even looked in Port St, Lucie and Vero
Beach and found the same effect. It seems
what sells for $100k in Fort Pierce sell for
$150k in Okeechobee. Why? We have high-
er taxes. We have WAY LESS jobs. Way less
of a town. Should not Okeechobee be the
cheaper place to buy a home? This baffles
me. What's going on?
The local government is anti small
business and anti growth. It keeps the mid-
dle class from moving in here in large num-
ber who would promptly vote them out.
It's better to have low income people who
don't vote because they don't care or can't
because of past criminal records. Next, they
love snowbirds. Why? they don't vote here.
So who does that leave? Not many. Look at
how many people vote in an election and
you'll see what I mean. As soon as the job
market improves and I can sell my home,
I'm out of here. Excluding agriculture indus-
tries, the rest of Okeechobee may never re-
cover from this economic mess and if it does
it will be years.


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009



EMS services
I am an employee of county fire rescue,
that probably does give me a slight bias to-
wards them, it also gives me the knowledge
to realize that we are severely understaffed.
We have not asked for raises in our contract,
we understand these are hard times. How-
ever, services must be kept up. Tourist de-
velopment, public outreach, and road main-
tenance could go a year without progression
or maybe even take cuts in services, but if
you cut emergency services people will die.
There is no way around that. People die
now because we are too far away or tied up
on another call, imagine what would hap-
pen with increased call volumes. As far as
consolidation, there are no arguments from
most of the employees at either fire depart-
ment. That is completely up to administra-
tion and the tax payers. Administration
could definitely be cut if both departments
were consolidated, and that is where the six
figure salaries are.
I cannot believe people at the EMS as-
sessment meeting said they would rather
see the county cut services than raise taxes.
We don't have enough fire, EMS and law
enforcement officers now. And people sug-
gesting cutting them. What would they do,
only offer EMS service Monday-Friday? Or
maybe no law enforcement after midnight?
Maybe give the fire department a day off?

2012
According to the Mayan calendar, the
world will end in 2012. So you've got, like,
three and half years left... or maybe not.
So if the world ends in 2012, and the
current leader of the world is Obama, does
not this make him the anti-Christ accord-
ing to the bible? Remember how the bible
said "everybody will adore" whoever the
anti-Christ is? Oh my! Who are these men
dressed in black at my door? NOOO ... It was
only a joke...

Water
In the news I see they are warning
people about the water again. This is why
you should always give infants bottled water
only and if you make formula, use bottled
water to make it. Don't ever give a baby tap
water. Babies are so small that even a small
amount of any contaminant can be toxic to
them. So don't ever take any chances with a
baby. Boiling will kill bacteria but it will not
remove contaminants.


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purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
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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 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, 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.

Thursday
Cowboys for Christ will meet in the Bassinger
Civic Center on the third Thursday of each month
at 6 p.m., is the place to be if you love country
folks, great home style cooking, and good God
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Okeechobee News/Diana Whitehall

Road to success
The Wednesday, Sept. 9, Okeecho-
bee Chamber of Commerce meeting
was held at noon at Golden Corral.
Left to right is: Christina Kaiser, who
was the speaker representing Unit-
ed for Families and Candace urke,
executive director of the Okeecho-
bee Chamber of Commerce. Chris-
tina, of United for Families, which
is a Child Welfare Service to Pre-
vent Child Abuse talked about their
"Road to Success" Program for our
youth beginning at the age of 13.
This program prepares them for in-
dividual living or for life outside fos-
ter care. United for Families serves
four counties: Indian River, Martin,
St. Lucie and Okeechobee and they
have an approximate caseload of
1,300 in the four county region with
70 estimated to be from Okeecho-
bee and she also emphasized the
need for Foster Care Homes, espe-
cially in Okeechobee.


Lotteries

Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 8-3-5; Play 4: 5-8-5-7; Fantasy 5:
14-19-26-29-33; Mega Money: 7-8-15-20
MB 6; Florida Lotto: 13-18-29-31-35-43;
Powerball: 13-28-38-41-56 PB25 x2. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 8-7-2; Play 4:
2-4-3-4.


invitation, cause you are invited as the format is
that of a family reunion. When you enter the door
people hug your neck, serve you food, and sit
you down for the music which will begin momen-
tarily. Each month another band, group or single
artist will be featured. If you need more informa-
tion, please call, Kim Davis 863-634-6360.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and machine and join
in on the fun. All types of sewing is welcome. For
more information call Belinda Boyle at 863-357-
0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third
Thursday of the month to help and encourage
women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red
Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 un-
til 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
863-824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus
Ministries will meet for a pot luck supper at 6
p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
863-763-2285.
Grieving parents support group is a nonde-
nominational group of parents who meet the first
and third Thursday of each month, from 7 until
8:30 p.m. at the Red Cross building classroom,
Court Plaza, 323 N. Parrott Ave. For information
call Geergene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie and
Tony at 863-763-4149.
Family History Center meets 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


12 week Puppies
need a home
This trio of cur puppies, George,
Sampson and Buck, are among the
animals at the Okeechobee Humane
Society waiting for new homes.
Adoption fee is $135 each, which
includes up to date shots and spay
or neutering. For more information,
contact Humane Society Pet Rescue
Florida, at 863-357-1104. To see more
available animals go to PETFINDER.
COM.


Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For in-
formation, 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 join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive re-
lationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes from 7 un-
til 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area Agency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for
an ill family member is welcome. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.


Okeechobee Contractors Association will
meet every third Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.
at Beef 0' Bradys. All contractors are welcome.
For more information, contact Scott Chapman at
863-634-7532.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has
moved to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For in-
formation, call Monika at 863-801-3244 or Rocy
at 863-610-0975.


Letter to the Editor

Constitution Week
The Okeechobee Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution would like to
once again invite the residents of Okeecho-
bee to join us in celebrating Constitution
Week Sept. 17-23. It is especially important
in these changing times to learn about and
know what our constitution really says and
what it is all about. It is the foundation of our
country's laws and it is vital that we learn
about its history and the men who created
this magnificent document. These individu-
als pledged and gave their lives and fortunes
to the formation of these United States. We
should never forget the price they paid for its
foundation and the price that has been paid
ever since to keep us free. Please take this
opportunity to celebrate our country and all
it stands for.
Sincerely,
Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of
the American Revolution
Betsy Cheney, Regent


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Community Events


Business Women's blood drive
Wednesday, Sept. 16, the Okeechobee
Business Women's Referral Network blood
drive will be held in the vacant lot beside the
Mainstreet Office on Hwy 441. There will be
only one bus, it will be on site from 11 a.m.
until 5 p.m.

Yard Sale at Real Life Ranch
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale will
be open on Thursday, Sept. 17 and Friday,
Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be
open each Thursday and Friday until further
notice.

Hospice hosting Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth
Street) will hold a Yard Sale on Thursday,
Sept. 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. until 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 Mar-
ket" (outside under the Carport) where ev-
ery item is dirt cheap (prices start at only 10
cents per item). Funds raised will benefit pa-
tient care, including services at The Hamrick
Home. For information call 863-467-2321.

Roundtable to meet
The Executive Roundtable of the Shared
Services Network of Okeechobee County
will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, in
the board room of the Okeechobee County
School Board. For information call 863-462-
5000 ext. 257.











Special to the Okeechobee News/Riverside Bank

Kindness returned
Riverside Bank employees recently
held a collection of Items to send to a
troop serving in Al Asad, Iraq. Twelve
boxes total were sent with all kinds
of "goodies" that the service men
and women missed so much from
home. In appreciation, this beauti-
ful American flag, certificate and air
base t-shirt were sent to the bank.

Senior citizen help available

Are you over 60, need help with
housekeeping or everyday activities? Are
you low income? If the answer is yes to
any of these questions, please call Kim
at Okeechobee Senior Services, 863-
462-5180. Additional Community Service
Block Grant funds have been obtained
and will be adding new clients to current
programs.


Benefit planned to support
Okeechobee Branch Red
Cross
Wolfpack Motorcycle Club and Barra-
cuda's presents Friday Night Bash on Friday,
Sept. 18, from 7 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. The
event will be a fundraiser to support the
Okeechobee Branch American Red Cross.
The event will feature live music by D.J. Billy
Dean WOKC Radio 1570 AM and 100.9 FM
and includes free bar snacks, door prizes
and drawings. For more information, please
call 863-801-6268.

Golf benefit to help
local family
A benefit golf tourney will be held with
proceeds going to the Eubanks family of
Okeechobee. The young family recently suf-
fered great loss when husband and father,
Scott Eubanks became ill and passed away
unexpectedly. The benefit will take place at
the Okeechobee Country Club with lunch
on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tee off is at 8 a.m.
$200 per four person team with pay outs for
first, fourth and last place. The benefit will
also include 50/50 drawing and door prizes.
For more information, please contact Kay at
863-634-8822 or David at 863-634-0751 for
more information.

Obituaries
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap.com.
Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, 82
LABELLE Mary Virginia Hollingsworth, age
Fort Myers.
82, of LaBelle, passed away Sept. 12, 2009, in

She was born June 9, 1927,
in Arcadia, daughter of the
late Robert Basil Waldron
and the late Willie Catherine .'
(Campbell) Waldron. She
grew up in the LaBelle area
and lived here for most of her
life. She was a member of It1
the Order of
the Easter Star and the American
Legion Women's Auxiliary
Survivors include her h usband, Glenn Wesley
Hollingsworth; son, Robert Ernest Hollings-
worth and wife Marilyn of LaBelle; grandsons,
Nathaniel Hollingsworth of Dillard, Ga., and
Cody Hollingsworth of LaBelle; and step-grand-
son, William Watson of LaBelle; step-great-
grandson, Dalton Watson of LaBelle. She was
preceded in death by her son, Wesley Hollings-
worth.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday,
Sept. 17, at Fort Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle
with Pastor W T. Maddox Jr. and Pastor Benny
Anthony officiating. Interment will follow in Fort
Denaud Cemetery, LaBelle. Visitation will be
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in LaBelle.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
LaBelle.


Fancy ME! group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine, plan
to buy one or are just interested in the con-
cept, please join us at our next meeting. It
will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Red Cross classroom,
323 N. Parrott Avenue. This month we will
be working with free standing lace designs
(specifically Christmas ornaments). Bring
your machine, designs, thread and heavy-
duty water soluble stabilizer to class. For
further information, please call Joan at 863-
467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.

Benefit for fallen biker
Andrew Thurn, an avid bike enthusiast
was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age
six and has struggled into adulthood with
a kidney/pancreas transplant in 2001 and
facing yet another transplant possibility,
medical bills are mounting. Please join in
on Saturday, Sept. 19 from I until 6 p.m.
for a benefit with proceeds to help him. The
event will take place at Aruba Cafe and Tiki
Bar in Moore Haven. Food will be a chicken
or pork dinner plate for just $6, 50/50 draw-
ings, auction, great food and fun for all. For
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Community Collaborative
Council meeting
The Community Collaborative Council of
the Okeechobee Shared Services Network
will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. in the board room
of the Okeechobee School Board Office.
Guest speakers for the meeting include: Me-
lissa Serrano, US Census Bureau and Ham
Harwas, Jo Norris and Katharine Williams,
Mental Health Service. The meeting is open
to the public and everyone is welcome to at-
tend. For more information, please call Sha-
ron Vinson at 8630462-5000, ext. 257.

Red Cross training
classes announced
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the fol-
lowing Health & Safety: Wednesday, Sept.
23 Infant/Child CPR/AED @ 6 p.m. All
classes are held at their Service Center, lo-
cated at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register, or for
more information call 863-763-2488.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
While investigators have determined
the identification of a man who was found
dead in his van in the Walmart parking lot
last week, the cause of his death is still un-
known.
According to Detective John Zeigler, of
the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD), the man has been identified as Wil-
liam Arnold Batchler, 52. The detective said
the man did not have a local address and
was apparently living out of his Ford Wind-
star minivan.
'According to information I've received
he was a traveling electrician. He had been
doing that line of work for about 30 years,"
said Detective Zeigler, in a Tuesday, Sept. 15,
interview.
Mr. Batchler's body was found in the
back of his van around 10 a.m. on Tuesday,
Sept. 8. The van was parked in the Walmart
parking lot.
As to the cause of death, Detective Zeigler
said he is "still waiting on autopsy results"
from the Medical Examiner's Office in Fort
Pierce. He said depending on the examin-
er's case load, it could take anywhere from
a couple of weeks to a few months to get
those results.
Although Mr. Batchler had no family in
the Okeechobee area, the detective was able
to find a brother in South Carolina. The man
was positively identified by his fingerprints.
"We obtained fingerprints and were able
to get his identification," explained the de-
tective.


According to OCPD Officer Kelly Marg-
erum, she was contacted by a member of
the OCPD auxiliary at 10:08 a.m. on Sept.
8 who "... noticed a strong odor and felt it
should be checked out."
When the van was opened, Mr. Batch-
ler's body was found reclining on some sort
of cushion in the back of the van. The Ford
van was registered to Mr. Batchler, said De-
tective Zeigler.
The detective is still trying to pinpoint
how long the van had been parked in the
eastern part of the store's parking lot, just
a short distance from the store's retention
pond.
"We're still trying to determine that," he
said. "Surveillance videos (from Walmart
and Murphy Oil) were helpful."


Crash forces

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Roberto Calderon is a very lucky man.
As he was driving a John Deere tractor
across the S.R. 70 E. bridge just outside the
Okeechobee City limits at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday,
he was reportedly struck in the back by a pick-
up traveling in the same direction. Accord-
ing to Deputy Corporal Brian Hagan, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the force of the blow forced Mr. Calderon's
tractor off the bridge.
The man, his tractor and the mower he


Man accused of theft of jewelry
By Eric Kopp I k The woman contacted
Okeechobee News police and during a search
of the woman's home
A Glades County man was arrested and of they reportedly found
booked into the county jail on charges that two receipts from an area
he took some jewelry from a former girl- pawn shop. According to
friend then pawned the items. the receipts, Officer Mar-
Jason Ray Poindexter, 32, Lake Drive, gerum said one piece of
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Sept. 12 on Jason Ray jewelry was pawned for
charges of grand theft, defrauding a pawn- Poindexter $90 while the other was
broker and dealing in stolen property. He pawned for $25.
was booked into the Okeechobee County Officer Margerum's report states that the
Jail under a bond of $60,000. pawn tickets were made out to Poindexter
An arrest report by Officer Kelly Marg- and included his driver's license number
erum, of the Okeechobee City Police De- and Buckhead Ridge address.
partment (OCPD), states Poindexter and According to the Florida Department
the woman had been dating for a couple of Corrections, Poindexter is currently on
of months when she noticed some jewelry felony probation and will remain on proba-
missing. tion until 2014.


tractor off S.R. 70 bridge

was towing fell an estimated 30 to 40 feet tractor into the inside lane where it struck the
onto the railroad tracks below the bridge. Cpl. guardrail and went off the bridge, said Cpl.
Hagan said the tractor landed on its nose then Hagan.
rocked onto its tires. Mr. Calderon suffered a As the tractor was falling the mower came
black eye, a cut to his leg and other minor in- off and landed on the tracks. Mr. Calderon,
juries. According to Cpl. Hagan, the truck was who was wearing a seat belt, stayed on the
being driven by Rufus Brown, of a S.E. 21st tractor.
Court address in Okeechobee. Cpl. Hagan estimated damages to the
The deputy said the accident occurred on tractor and mower to be around $30,000. He
top of the bridge when Mr. Brown and Mr. added that Mr. Brown's truck sustained an es-
Calderon were traveling in the outside lane timated $5,000 to $8,000 in damages.
and Mr. Brown's 2006 Dodge pickup struck The deputy said both men were wearing
the back of the tractor. The impact forced the seat belts and that alcohol was not a factor.


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September 16, 2009 Okeechobee News 13


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY Inspecon of Seice lie Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee c Consumption Rate per 1,000 gallons
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY C Inspecon of Service line Block 1 $4.62 $4.90
FY 2010 RATE SCHEDULE PROPOSED TO THE BOARD 4" or 6" $90.00 $90.00 (see A 5 (a) for block allowances by meter size)
D Installation of Valve Pit on Vacuum Sewer System Block 2 $6.93 $7.35
09/08109 Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee d Meter relocation (per move)
FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON 09122/09 E Service Line connected to Vacuum Sewer System $48.00 $48.00
4" $1,940.00 $1,940.00 e Removal of meter by other than OUA
SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON 09/24/09 6" $2,460.00 $2,460.00 $150.00 $150.00
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009 F Connection to Force Main Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee f Deposit required based on hydrant meter size and appropriate non
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2009 residential meter rates referenced in D-3
FY 2009 FY 2010 2 Wastewater System Capital Connection Charge (any meter size) g Fire Flow Test (per test) $81.00 $81.00
A WATER RATES, FEES & CHARGES Per Equivalent Residential Connection (ERC);
1 Meter Installation Fees minimum one (1) ERC $2,725.00 $2,725.00 D DEPOSITS FOR SERVICE (MINIMUM)
A. Meter Size (service line installed by OUA) Or Beginning 1/1/10 The required deposit listed below may be reduced by one half of the value
5/8 X 3/4" $830.00 $830.00 Per Equivalent Residential Connection (ERC); shown if the customer elects to pay the monthly bill through the direct debit pay-
1" $1,370.00 $1,370.00 minimum one (1) ERC $2,935.00 meant method.
Larger than 1" Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee
BM Sze(serviceline, melerbo adanchecvale istallbyDe e or re-istal fee) 3 Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Charge (AGRC) Wastewater 1 Residential (Property Owner as Occupant)
5/8" X 3/4" $150.00 $150.00 FY07 Total $167.00 a Water Service Only
1 $220.00 $220.00 FY 08 Total $211.68 3/4" $91.00 $91.00
Larger than 1 Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee FY 09 Total $237.48 b Wastewater Service Only
C Inspection of Water Service $80.00 $80.00 Current Year (# months) x ($20.98) 3/4" $101.00 $101.00
( # of months since 10/1/09) c Water & Wastewater Service
2 Backflow Prevention Fees (any meter size and type of backflow device) TOTAL AGRC due (total of all above) 3/4" $192.00 $192.00
Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee or Beginning 1/1/10 d Water Service Only
Alternative Methodology (AGRC) Wastewater 1" $128.00 $128.00
3 Water System Capital Connection Charge (any meter size) Jan-10 $7.91 e Wastewater Service Only
Per Equivalent Residential Connection (ERC); Each month thereafter (# months) x ($7.91) 1" $143.00 $143.00
minimum one (1) ERC $1,650.00 $1,650.00 (# of months since 1/1/10) f Water & Wastewater Service
Or Beginning 1/1/10 1" $271.00 $271.00
Per Equivalent Residential Connection (ERC); 4 Wastewater Base Facility Charge
minimum one (1) ERC $1,510.00 A Residential Meter (single meter per family or detached dwelling unit) 2 Residential (Non Owner)
4 Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Charge (AGRC) Water Minimum 0.33 ERC* 5/8" X 3/4" $19.79 $20.98 a Water Service Only
FY 07 Total $159.40 FY 08 Total $199.78 FY 09 Total $212.88 Minimum 0.80 ERC' 5/8" X 3/4" $19.79 $20.98 3/4" $143.00 $143.00
Current Year: (# months) x ($18.80) ( # of months since 10/1/09) Minimum 1.00 ERC 5/8" X 3/4" $19.79 $20.98 b Wastewater Service Only
Minimum 2.50 ERC 1" $49.50 $52.47 3/4" $143.00 $143.00
TOTAL AGRC due (total of all above) Minimum 5.00 ERC 1-1/2" $98.97 $104.91 c Water & Wastewater Service
or Beginning 1/1/10 Minimum 8.00 ERC 2" $158.37 $167.87 3/4" $286.00 $286.00
Alternative Methodology (AGRC) Water These categories must also meet the requirements specified in the latest OUA d Water Service Only
January 2010 $154.66 Resolution for General Policies & Procedures for reduced ERC on residential 1" $202.00 $202.00
Each month thereafter: (# months) x ($4.07) (# of months since 1/1/10 ) meters e Wastewater Service Only
1" $217.00 $217.00
5 Water Base Facility Charge b Non Residental Meter (minimum per meter size includes hotels, motels & single unit) f Water & Wastewater Service
A. Residential Meter (single meter per family or detached dwelling unit) Minimum 1.00 ERC 58" X 3/4" $25.33 $26.85 1" $419.00 $419.00
Minimum 0.33 ERC 5/8" X 3/4" $17.74 $18.80 Minimum 2.50 ERC 1" $63.35 $67.15
Minimum 0.80 ERC 5/8" X 3/4" $17.74 $18.80 Minimum 5.00 ERC 1-1/2" $126.68 $134.28 3 Non-Residential and Master Meters
Minimum 1.00 ERC 5/8" X 3/4" $17.74 $18.80 Minimum 8.00 ERC 2" $202.71 $214.87 Deposit to equal three highest months in last 12 months Utility
Minimum 2.50 ERC 1" $44.38 $47.04 Minimum 16.00 ERC 3" $405.43 $429.76 Bills for service with the following as minimum:
Minimum 5.00 ERC 1-1/2" $88.71 $94.03 Minimum 25.00 ERC 4" $633.49 $671.50
Minimum 8.00 ERC 2" $141.97 $150.49 Minimum 50.00 ERC 6" $1,266.94 $1,342.96 Meter Size Water Water
*These categories must also meet the requirements specified in the latest OUA Minimum 80.00 ERC 8" $2,027.12 $2,148.75 5/8" X 3/4" $143.00 $143.00
Resolution for General Policies & Procedures for reduced ERC on residential 1" $229.00 $229.00
meters c Master Meter (any size; charge per unit connected to meter) 1-1/2" $431.00 $431.00
< 400 square fee .33 ERC $6.54 $6.93 2" $685.00 $685.00
B Non Residential Meter (minimum per meter size indudes hotels, motels & single unit) ? 400 and < 900 square feet .80 ERC $15.85 3" $1,365.00 $1,365.00
Minimum 1.00 ERC 5/8" X 3/4" $21.83 $23.14 $16.80 4" $2,129.00 $2,129.00
Minimum 2.50 ERC 1" $54.57 $57.84 >900 square feet Minimum 1.00 ERC $19.79 $20.97 6" $4,258.00 $4,258.00
Minimum 5.00 ERC 1-1/2" $109.12 $115.67 8" $6,812.00 $6,812.00
Minimum 8.00 ERC 2" $174.60 $185.08 5 Gallonage Rates (per 1,000 gallons)
Minimum 16.00 ERC 3" $349.21 $370.16 a Residential $6.16 $6.53 D DEPOSITS FOR SERVICE (MINIMUM) (continued)
Minimum 25.00 ERC 4" $545.65 $578.39 b Non Residential $6.37 $6.75 Meter Size Wastewater
Minimum 50.00 ERC 6" $1,091.28 $1,156.76 c Master Meter $6.16 $6.53 Wastewater
Minimum 80.00 ERC 8" $1,746.03 $1,850.79 5/8" X 3/4" $143.00 $143.00
6 Reclaimed Water 1" $254.00 $254.00
C Master Meter (any size; charge per unit connected to meter) Volumetric charges for reclaimed water based upon meter consumption per 1-1/2" $488.00 $488.00
<400 square feet .33 ERC $5.84 $6.19 1,000 gallons and billed monthly determined and approved by OUA Board 2" $781.00 $781.00
?400 and < 900 square feet .80 ERC $14.20 3" $1,561.00 $1,561.00
$15.05 7 Septage 4" $2,442.00 $2,442.00
>900 square feet Minimum 1.00 ERC $17.74 $18.80 Septage charges per 1,000 gallons Cost Determined by OUA Board 6" $4,864.00 $4,864.00
8" $7,779.00 $7,779.00
6 Gallonage Rates (residential, non residential, master meter) 8 Industrial Wastewater
Block 1 $3.74 $3.96 To be determined and approved by OUA Board on an individual basis accord- Water & Wastewater Water & Wastewater
(per 1,000 gallon) Block 2 $5.61 $5.95 ing to volume and characteristics of wastewater by special agreement. Meter Size
Block Allowances
A All except master meter 9 High Strength Industrial Wastewater Surcharge 5/8" X 3/4" $286.00
Block 1 Block 2 To be determined and approved by OUA Board on an individual basis accord- $286.00
MeterSize Monthly Gallons Monthly Gallons ing to volume and characteristics of wastewater by special agreement. 1" $483.00
5/8" X 3/4" 0 3,000 Above 3,000 $48300
1" 0 8,000 Above 8,000 C FIRE LINE CHARGES 1-1/2" $919.00
1 1/2" 0 15,000 Above 15,000 $919.00
2" 0 24,000 Above 24,000 1 Sole Proprietary Fire Protection Systems (Sprinkler Systems); based on size 2" $1,466.00
3" 0 48,000 Above 48,000 of line $1,46600
4" 0 75,000 Above 75,000 2" $14.47 $14.47 3" $2,925.00
6" 0- 150,000 Above 150,000 3" $27.84 $27.84 $2,925.00
8" 0 -240,000 Above 240,000 4" $47.88 $47.88 4" $4,571.00
b Master Meter (unit based per ERC) 0 3,000 Above 3,000 6" $102.44 $102.44 $4,571.00
8" $208.22 $208.22 6" $9,117.00
7 Irrigation meter (water only; no sewer) 10" $416.44 $416.44 $9,117.00
Base & consumption billed at non residential rate per meter size 8" $14,591.00
2 Hydrant Meters (charges for temporary water service delivered via a fire $14,591.00
B WASTEWATER RATES, FEES & CHARGES hydrant)
lWastewater Line Fees a Set-up Charge E SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGES, PER OCCURRENCE
Service line installed by OUA (existing gravity service line at property line) $72.00 $72.00 1 Tum-on fee, except for new meter installations
A Connection to an existing service lateral b Monthly Service Charge $13.00 $13.00
4" $1,880.00 $1,880 00 5/8 X 3/4" Meter $28.90 $28.90
6" $2,390.00 $2,390.00 1" Meter $57.90 $57.90 Contnued on the next page
Larger than 6" Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee 2" Meter $173.70 $173.70
Connection to Existing Gravity Main Line 3" Meter $347.40 $347.40
b Installation of new service lateral




14 Okeechobee News September 16, 2009


Raccoon


found in


garbage


truck fire

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue put out
a fire in the cargo hold of a Waste Manage-
ment garbage truck on Sept. 10 and found
more than just a fire, they found a live rac-
coon.
A fire report from paramedic Zack Smith
said cardboard ignited in the back of the
truck in the 7200 hundred-block of U.S. 441
north at about 11:30 a.m.
The operators tried to use extinguishers
to put out the blaze but were unsuccess-
ful. Firemen arrived and quickly put out the
blaze with water and foam. There was no
property damage to the truck.
Animal control was dispatched to the
scene to remove the live raccoon.
Animal Control Director Gary Barber said
crews responded after a call from the Sheriffs
Office, "Occasionally we will handle unusu-
al calls. Many times when crews empty the
garbage truck they will find kittens, and we
respond and rescue the animal," he said.
Florida Wildlife officials are also notified
when wild animals are involved, he added.


Firemen spend

hours battling

feed and

grain blaze

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Minimal damage was done Saturday af
ter a fire at Syfrett Feed at 3079 N.W. Eighth
Street, Okeechobee County Fire Rescue re-
ported.
Paramedic David Kinchen's report said
five units and eight firemen and volunteers
spent close to eight hours on the scene Sat-
urday as a blaze smoldered in a feed and
grain silo.
The report said an act of nature caused
the fire, most likely lightning.
Kinchen said the fire smoldered for hours
as fire crews and a crew of jail inmates re-
moved about 65 tons of grain and feed. Fire-
men found light gray smoke coming out of
the top of the grain silo as they arrived just
before 9 a.m.
The estimate of damage was placed at
$2,500.There were no injuries reported.
Ten thousand gallons of water was used
to put out the flames.


Continued from the previous page
FY2009 FY2010
2 Tum-off fee $13.00 $13.00
3 Performance of any of the above services after regular office hours.
$52.00 $52.00
4 Reconnection Fee
After a meter has been removed and if within three years of the removal date, a meter
can be re-installed to establish service. In general, the fees will be calculated based upon
the number of months the service was disconnected, type of utility service (water, waste-
water or both), the classification (residential, non-residential or master meter), meter size,
number of ERC's, the re-installation fee and the appropriate inspection fee(s). In the case
of a master meter, substitute number of billing units in lieu of ERC's.
Residential Example: Assume 14 months disconnected
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (base facility charge) + re-install fee +
inspection fee
Water (only): 14 $18.80 + $150.00 + $80.00 = $493.20
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (base facility charge) + inspection fee
Wastewater (only); 14 $20.98 +$90.00 = $383.72
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (combined base facility charges) + water
re-install fee + water inspection fee + wastewater inspection fee
Combined: 14 ($18.80 + $20.98) + $150 + $80 + $90 = $876.92
Non-Residential Example: Assume 14 months disconnected
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (base facility charge) + re-install fee +
inspection fee
Water (only): 14 $23.14 + $150,00 + $80.00 = $553.96
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (base facility charge) + inspection fee
Wastewater (only): 14 '* $26.85 +$90.00 = $465.90
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (combined base facility charges) + water
re-install fee + water inspection fee + wastewater inspection fee
Combined: 14 ($23.14 + $26.85) +$150 + $80 + $90= $1,019.86
Master Meter
Assume 14 months of discontinued service for 10 units
Calculation based upon: (number of months) (base facility charge) *(# units) + re-install
fee + inspection fee
Water (only): 14 $18.80 10 + $150.00 + $80.00 = $2,782.00
Calculation based upon: (number of months) *(base facility charge) (# units) + inspec-
tion fee
Wastewater (only); 14 $20.98 10 +$90.00 = $3,027.20
Calculation based upon: (number of months)* (combined base facility charges) (# units)
+ water re-install fee + water inspection fee + wastewater inspection fee
Combined: 14 ($18.80 + $20.98) 10 + $150 + $80 + $90 = $5,889.20
5 Install water meter and reconnect service for any customer after 1,095 days where serv-
ice was discontinued and meter removed.
Water
a Customer will be charged at a minimum a re-install fee up to the fee for a new meter,
meter charges based upon size.
b Water Capital Connection Charge
c Water GRC since the meter was pulled
Wastewater
d Customer will be charged at a minimum an inspection fee up to the
fee for a new lateral connection, lateral connection charges based
upon size.
e Wastewater Capital Connection Charge
f Wastewater GRC since the meter was pulled

6 Meter re-read at customer's request a
Trip Charge $13.00 $13.00
7 Testing Meter at Customers Request
a No charge for test result showing high meter reads.
b Test result showing correct meter reads or slow.
5/8" X 3/4" $36.00 $36.00
1" $45.00 $45,00
1-1/2' $69.00 $69.00
2" $95.00 $95.00
Above 2" Meter Cost determined by OUA Exec Dir or designee
8 Unauthorized turn-on, tampering or unauthorized procedure(s)
a Tampering with and/or unathorized procedure(s) on water or wastewater system, per
occurrence $64.00 $64.00
b Unauthorized use of water and/or wastewater system, per occurrence plus usage fee
of estimated gallons multiplied by the customer's block rate as set forth in Current Rate
Schedule. $569.00 $569.00
10 Developer/owner changing meter from one location to another without OUA's permis-
sion; per occurrence.
Same as 8a or 8b above

11 Destruction of meter and or related equipment
Charge based upon actual replacement cost (labor and materials) plus a 15% administra-
tive charge, per occurrence
12 Returned check
Prevailing Legal Rate as per Florida Law, plus other applicable fees in the event service
is discontinued.
13Account record history, requested by customer
a Certified/Notarized Copy (per page) $2,12 $2.12
b One-sided copy (per page) $0.42 $0.42
c Two-sided copy (per page) $0.54 $0.54


d Research of Records (per 1/4 hr or fraction thereof with a minimum of $5.75 per
request) $6.38 $6,38
14 Recording easements, annexation agreements, etc (per page)
$12.00 $12.00
15 Project plan review
The Okeechobee Utility Authority will review all plans and specifications of all proposed
water and/or sewer facilities and the owner or developer will pay a one-time fee of $75.00
per page of drawing. Project plans will not be approved until full payment of fee is
received.
16 Project inspection
All projects must be inspected by OUA and the owner or developer shall pay fees at the
rate of $30.00 per hour during regular office hours and 1-1/2 times that rate after regular
office hours billed monthly and paid before Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) is approved.
17 Miscellaneous charges for services not included above.
Actual cost of material and labor required plus an administrative charge of 15% to be
determined by OUA personnel.
18 Fee on delinquent accounts
10% per month on delinquent amount due to date account is closed, or meter removed,
not to exceed three (3) consecutive monthly charge periods.
19 Interest on closed accounts
Interest computed at the rate of 1-1/2% per month for a period not to exceed one (1) year.

20 Laboratory testing by OUA
OUA may perform laboratory testing for a developer or individual at the following prices:
B.O.D.
$36.00 $36.00
Suspended Solids $15.00 $15,00
Chlorine residual $15.00 $15.00
Fecal Coliform $26.00 $26.00
Total Coliform $26.00 $26.00
Chloride $15.00 $15.00
Fluoride $12.00 $12.00
pH $15.00 $15.00
Total dissolved solids $15.00 $15.00
Dissolved oxygen $6.00 $6.00
Turbidity $15.00 $15.00
The above testing will be done in the OUA's laboratory. Any other testing will be sent to
a certified lab and the developer or individual will be billed for the cost of the testing plus
a 15% administrative charge. All samples must be delivered to the OUA laboratory in
approved containers. If the OUA collects samples or
performs testing in the field, then actual cost of labor plus a 15% administrative charge
will be added to the above fees.
21 Adjustment(s) to customer accounts
Credit or debit adjustments on customer accounts may occur when the customer or OUA,
has knowingly or unknowingly, caused a customer's account to be inaccurate. Credit or
debit adjustments may be made for a period of up to three (3) months from the date of
notice to the customer.
22 Guaranteed Revenue Charges (GRC)
In order to reflect the cost of reserving capacity a Guaranteed Revenue Charge (GRC)
will be assessed to new water and/or wastewater connections as reserved by a Developer
Agreement. This charge will be assessed on a monthly basis until the service has been
connected to the OUA system. The basis for the charge will be the number of equivalent
residential connection(s) (ERC) reserved by the Developer Agreement multiplied by the
monthly residential meter base facility charge.
Additionally, the GRC may be applied as allowed in the Rate Schedule to other applica-
tions such as calculating the fees to re-install a meter. Use of GRC in these instances are
as stated above: the cost of reserving or having capacity available to serve the applicant
as required. The basis will be based upon the ERC and the current water or wastewater
residential base facility charge.
23 Accrued Guaranteed Revenue Charges (AGRC)
In order to ensure that both current and future customers reserving capacity are treated
equally with respect to the cost of reserving capacity for future use, an Accrued
Guaranteed Revenue Charge (AGRC) will be assessed to all new water and/or waste-
water connections on a per equivalent residential connection (ERC) basis from December
1, 2006. There will be AGRC assessed for both water and wastewater service. The
charge will be calculated by taking the number of ERC times the appropriate residential
base facility charge (water or wastewater) times the number of months (a partial month
will be calculated as a full month) from December 1, 2006, to the date of application for
service or the date of execution of a Developer Agreement.
or
Beginning January 1, 2010, the AGRC assessed will be calculated
using the alternative methodology as shown in Section A, 4, for water service and in
Section B, 3, for wastewater service.
In the alternative methodology, Water AGRC is calculated from December 1, 2006 and
WastewaterAGRC is calculated beginning January 1, 2010




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The Okeechobee County Board of County Comissoners wll hold its Regu
r Sesion on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m at the ealth
oeparment Auditorium, 1728 W 9th Avenue, Okeechohee, Flodda.
Any pern deciding to appeal any decision made by Ue Board of County
Commissioner with respect to any matter considered at ths meeting wll
need a rd of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she
wiii need to ensure that a verbatim record of SUCh proceeding Is made
which record shall indude the te ny and evidence upon which the ap
peal to be based.
In ac- rdae With re Aerians Wth Disabilitis Act (ADA) and Flonda
Statute 28626, petrssonswh dsabltesa needing nedal oommwodaton to
partypate in this proceeding shou contact Paue Poskon, no later than
wo 12 working days prior to the proceeding at 83-763-4559 or
86 1317 ext 2100 I you am hearing or oice impaired, all TooDD
1- 800222 3448(voke)or -447TS5620 (t)
CifrBeths Jr, Chairman
oard of Conty Comm ners
keechohbee County, Fleda
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hoard of Conty mmossners
Okeechohee County, Floda
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that usaant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
sed by te County Court of Palm Beach County, lodda, o tLhe 2th day
SNovember, 2008, In the cause wherein Wedgwoth Inc. paintiff and Kir
ton Ranch, tnc DefendantIs6, being Case No. 502008S013797" WB in
the said Court, I Paul C. May, s Sheriff of Okeedehobe County, Flooda,
have this day levad upon all of the nri ht, atle and Interest of the Defen
dant Kirtn Ranch, Inc. in and to the following dsibdd real property lying
and situate n Okeeaobet e County, orida to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
PARCEL ID 1-21-30-3-0A-00 1-00
PartUal Legal Description:
COM AT THE SE COR OF SEC 21; THENCE BEAR S 89 DEG. 11 MIN 06
SEC W, A DIST OF 268002 FT TO A 3X3 CONCRETE MONUMENT MARK
ING IN THE SOUTHi 1/4 COR OF SEC 21; THENCE N 00 DEG 45 MIN 26
SEC E, A DIST OF 3876.03 FT; THENCE N B9 DE 12 MIN 14 SEC E, A
DIST OF 2613.85 FT; HENCE 00 DEG 19 MIN 50 SEC E, A DIST OF
3956.56 FT TO THE ,FOB; LESS LAND IN ORB00 530 PAGE 180 116.29
ACRES 2136S 36E
I shall offer the abo d ed real mperty for sale subject to all prior l-
0ns and encumbran0es if any, on the 29th day of Septmbe, 2009 a0
L0000 AML o as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeecbbee County
Sheff's ffi, 504 N.W. th Streeaat, Okechaobee, Floda and will 1sell to
the higet and best bidder hr cash, all ght, tide, and interest of said De-
endnt Kirton Ranch, Inc. in sad property
Dated at Okeahoba, Ronda this 21st day of August, 2009.
ubished: August 26, September 2, 9,16, 2009
Naul C, May, S0erf
Ok31 e County
In aocodance withthe Amernnicans with Disabilities Act es .ns
i dtabolae needing a agadaa am oadaaon peaoopa
in the proenaang should contat Okanhnobee County Shaifas Of-
fice anot laa than seven days prior, to the pO ding a
863-763-3117, eat. 222N.
331543 ON /26;9/2,9,16/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JIUDICIALCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
C VIL ACTiON
CASE NO. 472009CA-0,338
SUNTRUST BANK, N. A.,
plaintiff'
LUIS JESUS PEREZ, tal,
Defendant(s).


0o: JOSE G. CRUZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS; 2715 SW 92 Avenue Miami, F1 33165
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, 1HROUG0, UN
MER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR AL0VE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRAUNTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
IST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to forced a morfage the fol
ong property in OKEECHOBEE County, FRonda:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 2.2, TOWNIP 31
SOUTH RANGE 33 EAST, OKEEOHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. BE-
100 MORE pARTICULARLy DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH 1/4 CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22,
BEAR SOUTH 89 DEGREES 23 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 22, A DISTANCE OF
144.21 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 06
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2527.17 FEET FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 36
MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, TO hE SOH EAST CORNER OF
THAT PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD
BOOK 277 PAGE 1066 OF THE PUBLC RECORDS OF OKEECHO,
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, A DISTANCE OF 425.10 FEET; THENCE
BEAR NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN 0.
R. BOOK 277, PAGE 1066 TO HE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
PROPERTY AND THE EAST PIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE
S.F.W.M.D.'S TIEBACK LEVEE AND ACCESS ROAD, ACCORDING
TO THE S.F.W.M.D. RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP FOR C-38 SECTION 31
SEET 9 OF 28, A DISTANCE OF 1022.74 FEET, TENCE BEAI
SOUTH 00 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
89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 32 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF
1026.32 FEET TO TE POINT OF BEGINNING TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO
as been filed against you and you are reqrd to seve a opy of you
0itten defenses within 30 dayS after the first p 000at1n 0 if ang, on Flor1da
Daefaut Law Group, RL, Plaintiffst at ey, wh0e address is99 Corpo-
Rate Lake Ore, Su 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and fil the orinal wi,1
his Court either before sece on Plantis attoy or immediately there
af ter; o ,theise a default wll be entered against you for the reief deImand
ed in the Complaint or petton.
This noi sh1 be published nce each ,ek for two osecutaive wks
in the Okee0obee News (Independent Newspapers).
WITNESS my hand and the sal of this Court on this 1st day of Sept,
2009.
Sngron Robertso,
Oerk of the Court
By: LUnda 0 Young
As Deputy .erl


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVI ON
CASE NO, 2009-CP-164
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CCLYk.eCWAREDZRNTO R,
a/k/a CLYDE W. CATO,


The dmdmbaUt. of .h easute of
wLYDE WARD CATO, JR,, a/k/a CLYDE
W ATO, JR,, a .a CLYDE W, CATO,
desd, ate o. e a 3, 1 08,
is peldn in the Circut Court for oIee
s ty, FlOrida, probate Dv-
,the addr0 of wch i0s 312 N.W.
800Stee, 0u000 101, 000000obe,
Haoda 34972, e e and addr
esof h personl representative and

AI reditomr of the decedent and other
person0 000i00 00,00 de r0do
agais decedes estate on whom a
Sm th e s ar-e we. '_
indls after the date of he firstpubn-
aon of this note must Hie ther
dlais wi th s .ourt Wr..IN THE
LATER OF 1THRE 00 ODT0 S AFTER
THE DATE OF 1ME FIRST PUBLICA-
TON OF THIS N II CE OR THIR
DAYS AFTER THE DAre OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICe ON
THEM.
All other crediors of the tecednL and
perss having caims demands
nt the eate of e decade must
fite tler caims wth ths court WIm-IN
TRUEe MONTHS AFTER W'E DA
OF TiE FIRST .B.".~ON OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
SOT _(T IN _r"If 733,70
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOWTSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORT ABOVe ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)yEAS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECED"T`S
DATE OF DEAnT IS BARRED.
The dae of the first pulicaion o Ins
notue s: Sepember 9, % .

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2247 Sw, 2nd Court
Oheediobe, Roritt 34974
CON ELY CONELY
Post OfiTce Drawer 1367
Okeechobe Florida 34973-1367
Tom W. Codney, Inl
Florda Bar #O964W2
A ney for eonal epresntve
332282 ON 9/9,16/09


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AN INITIAL CE.R1FICATE
OF AUTHORIZATION FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER CERTIFICATE
LEGAL NOTIaE
No ishereby given on September ,2009, pursuant te Sec
367.045, Rorlda Statutes, of the applicaton of Goe Land Utities, LLC to
operate a wter andwas water utiity to provide e to the following
ibd territory in Indian River, Okeechobee and t, Lude Counties
Florda:
DESCRIPTION ID Parcel 151,7 a 9
Section 1,2,3,10,11,1213,14 & Townhip 34 Suth, Range 36
East Olkeehobee County
1 of Scdn 1, 2,3,10,11,12 AND Section 13 & 14 le- the South 125
feet and Se n 1 05 leSS the South 1rn measured 145 feet North of the
Southeast corner of the Section and 174.49 feet North of the Southwest
oArner of id Saeton IS, all n Township 34 South, Range 36 East Oke-
thdoee County.
DescRIPTION O Parcel 2
Secton 31 Township 33 South, Range 38 East, Indian River
County
Se00on 31, LESS the South 100 feet in Tonsp 33 South, Range 0 38 Ea0 ,
Indian River County.
DESCRIPTIONID Pael 3,8 & 10
Seoon 29 ,30, 31,32 & 33iToawnship 33 South, Range 37 East,
Section 25 & 36 Towrnship 33 South Range 36 East, Indian River
County
Section 29, LESS the North 210 fee and LESS the East 250 of the West 600
eet of the North 720 fee Section 30 and Seon 31 and e East 1/2 o
'5k0in 32, lying North of the Turnpike, all in Township 33 South, Range 37
10oeter wath the E 1/2 of Secton 25 AND the E 1/2 of Sedion 36 lyIng
North of the Turnpke, all in T ship 33 South Range 30 East I ndian Rer
County
together Ith the East 1/2 of Secon 32 LESS 1the Legal Right of Way and
les the South 250.00 feet thereof Together wi the West 1/2 of Section 33
LESS the Sth 250.00 feet ther, ing West theo, the follming described
ine Commence at the Southeast cmr of Sectin 36, Tow p 0 33 South,
Range 37 East, Indian River County oda; thence West, 19,080.31 feet to
the Point of Beginning; thence North, 5079,5 feet to the North ine of said
Sectin 33.
DESCRIPTION ID Parcel 4 & 6
Section 6 & 7 Townthip 34 South, Range 38 East St Lude County
Section 6, LESS the North 500 feet and the North 1/2 of Sei0 n 7, all in
Township 34 South, Range 38 East in St Lude County Florda,
DESCRIPTION ID Parcel 11
Section 15, 21-22 Township 34 South Range 38 East St Luode
County
rhe WeSt 3/4 of the South 1/2 of Se n 15 AND the East 1/2 of e SE
4 LESS the South 660 feet of Section 21 AND the West /4, LESS the
Smuth 660 feet of Section 22 all ying in Township 34 South, Range 3B East
in St Lue County Flooda.
0An ob0e0 o 0n to the said applicaton must be made in writing and ied with
the Of0 of ComiSlon Crk, a orda Putic Seice CommAison, 2540
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahasee, Foda 32399-0850, within thirty (30)
dayo from the date of 01is noice, A0 the same me, a coy of said ob"ien
should be imaled to 0e applicant 0wh addr is t forth below. e ob-
lection must state the grounds for the objectn with paicularty.
Grove Land Uines, LLC
660 Baachland Blvd., Suite 301
Vem Beach, FL 2963
333334 ON 09/16/09


Okeechobee News


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
MR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-S89
RUSSARIS RANCH, LTD.
Plant,
C. WAGEN and N.M. LETS, and
each of e foregeon0,0 who are not
known to be aive or deceased, and i
deceased, their unknown heir, devi-
er parties claiming by, through,
under or against them or either of
lhem,
Defendants.

TO: J.C. Wgen, address unknown
N.M, Letts, address unknown,
and each of the oregoing, who are
not known to be al11e or deceased,
50i,, d0e.i, grandee, 0re,1000
and all other parts 0lming by,
through, under or against them or ei-



ollongde ed p in Okee-
chobee County, Flrida, to-wit:
A reel of land lyin the
Norteast 1/4 of ne Salouth-
ship 3g SOUgh, Range 35 East,
Okeechobee County, Florda,
dde -



of Section 22, bear North
00026`07" West along te
West line of the NorI dast 1/d4
of the Sountbhat 1/4 of Sc-
tion 22, a distance or 646.36
feet to the intersection with
the oh rght-ofay of
Oowaw Road and the POINT
OF BEGINNING;
Thence conanue Nonth
0o26'07" West, aaeng the
sad West line of the Northest
1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
Secton 22, a distance of
711.68 feet;
Thence bear North 89-43'52"
East, a distance of 308.33
feeTt
Thenme bear South 00-l6'57"
East to the intersection with
the North right-of-way of
Osowaw Road, a distance of
509.96 feeTt

Thence bear South $6"22'1S"
West, along the North d0gh
of-way of Osowaw Road, a


has been Fied aganat you and you
aequ0ed to sere a py of your
wten defenses i any, to it on TOM
W, LONELY, III, of CONELY a CONE-
RY PA, whose addess is Pos0 00
fice Dr0 er 1367, Okeecdbee,
loa 34973-1367, and file the
inal with theo Clerk of the above
styled Court within 30 days of first
publcatio; other0se a judgment
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded inthe Coplaint.
WETNESS my hand and the seal
of said Court on September 9 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: Bea Rad0g0z
333320 ON 9/1,263,3o;1//00

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DANTs); SUNCREEK RANCH HOME-
OWN0 ASSOCIATION, INCH
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS LIE6 RS, OR 000
TEE OF SAID DE0E0DANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANT S) ; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN ENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby gin that i purs
ant to a Rnal SA mma Judgment of
Foredure entered in the above-
led in the rcuit Court of
Ok echob County, Flonda, I will
sell the property situated in Okee-
chobee County, Floda, described

PARCEL 20, SUNCREEK RANCH,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A/K/A 14220 S S6th Circle
Okeechobee, FL 33414
at public 1sale, to 1the 0gest ad
best bidder, for cash in the Jur As-
500108000,00 ,YO0OuYAO
00mbly Room of blte Okeedoa e
County Judocal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2d Floor, Ste 257, Okaeech-
bee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'dock,
A.M,, on 9/30/2009.
DATED thi 25th day Aug., 2009.
Any person daiminlg an interest in
the surpl from the sale, if any
0oth than the p0 2er0 o r as oi
the date of the lis 0en0ens, must ile
a doaim wthin 60 das after the le
Wi0ns, my hand and 1a of this
court on the 25th day of Aug. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON CLERK
CLERK OFCIRCUI COURT
By: Unda F You0g
Deputy Cler
Law Offlces of Danie C. Consuegra
9204 Kin Palm D0ve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone 81-1S-8660
Afemreys far Plaintff
NOTICE
NOlICE REGARDING TE
AMERICANS
DISABILITIES ACT OF 19O; In
100ordanc0 w00h the Aericans
With Di Ualtles Act: persons
needing a s0edal accomidaOon
to particigpto in this prooaeing





IN d IMPAIRED CALL
strain no la80te 10030 tovn al


1 $o00 955-t 1 IF YOU E250
N9W CoonOtr Club Drine, Port SC.
17721 007-0170 olthin 0300


1 800 050-8771; IF TOO ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
180 955_-8770.
331674 ON 9/9,16/09

PUBLIC NOTICE
The County Coai00n fr, Respon-
sible Management of Lake Okee-
choee a0 d the St Lude and
Calo hatchee Estaries and
ke Worth Lagoon will hold Its
regular sessn on Fday, Septem-
bAr 25, 200o9 at lO: am at the
Health Departmet Audrium,
728 NW 9th A-nue, Okeecnd-
bee, FloIda.
Mea. take notice and be advised
hat If any person des0 to ap-
peal any decision made by 0e
:oaion wi respect to any mat-
such interested pesn will need a
ecord of the proceedings, and far
such purpose may need to ensure
a veatim roard of the proceed-
ng Is made, wh0 h record in-
cludds the tesamony and e0dence
001 000 0 001 10 .5
,pon wih e appea, is to be

C0i Bet, Jr., Chairman
County Coalition for Responsible
anaOgement of
ake Okeesobee and St LUCia
and Caloshatchee Estuade
33338 ON 09/16/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
01IL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-0 08
F.BN.N 43897
PRINCIPAL LENDERS GROUP, INC.,
MTHE 0 AT0 0 ILY6 UST DTD,

RONIE JACOBS and
husblad add wife,
Defendants

Pursant to Chapter 45


September 16, 2009


IN THE K.U., COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDI0AL
RCUr OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
C_ nDVISION
C,, NO. 2008 CA 7ES


Lot 16, Block 1, REVISED PLAT OF
WILCOX SHORES according to the
plat there recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 5, of the Public Rards of
Okhobee County, lorIda.


Lots inclusive, the est 1/2
0of Lot 12 a Lots 4 though 23
ind100e, in Block 34, EL MIRA-
SOL, a riding to the plat therf
reoded in at Book 2 Page 1 of
the Public Records of Okeeshobee
County, Florida.
Any peson da0ming an interest in
the 8rpl from tohe le, if any
other than 0e property om as of
the date of the U1S PFendens must file
a clam whin sxty (60) days after

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990: In tordanc w0 h the Amen-
cans wiih Disabilithes Act, person in
need of a special accommat to
participate in this breeding should
contact Court Administratio no later
than seven days pr to the pro-
cedin at 25 N.W Coun C lub
Di St. Lucie orlda 86
telephone 1-772-7-04370 within
two working days of your receipt of
this notice, IF YOU ARE HEARING
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-9SE-8771. IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-300-955-83770
Dated this 12th day of August,

SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda I YoIung
As Deputy Clerk
Atorn0y f 0r 0ain0ff:
Richard K. Stanton
SunTr0t International Center,
sue 2920
O. Sut heat Third Avue
Miami, FL 33131
31173 ON 9/16,23/09

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PUBLIC AUCTION
A public aucon will be held at A&W
Island Expor" Suppo Inc. Lot at 521
East Haiti Avenue, fewi2on, Fodda
3344f on Monday the 5th of October
morida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage, year Make Mod-
el & Vinds as follows;
2000 Ford
ID#1FAFP55S9YAM91538
Terms of sale cash and no
_shedt will be acIepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sae are fial- NO refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
in 'AS IS" condition with no garan-

333560 ON 9/16/09

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1993 Mitsubishi Diesel Truck
Tite #777651020385083
als an Ended Trailer
William and Shirley Mullins
Tues., Sept. 29, 2009 @ 1M:OD AM
Location: 4701 SE HWy. 441
Okeehddoee, FL 34974
333171 ON 09/16,13,20,23,25,27/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEEC0OBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-184
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEE GEORGE CASS, JR.
Deceed
NOTICE TO CREDIORS
The administration of the estate of
LEE GEORGE 0, JR., ddeas0d,
whose date of death was ]uly 25,
2009, and whoe0 sc0al security
number Is 491-14-9001, is pending in
e Circuit Court for Okee:hobee
County, Florda, Probate, Dvision, the
address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, OkeecIbee, Forda 34972.
The names and address of the per-
1 representative and 0e 0a000s
31 ewotati000,oeo omey 300..~

All creditors of the decedent and
mands against decedents estate
whom a copy of this note is r0-
uired to be served must file their
.la_ with this court IIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF TS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the de0edent ad
other pesns having clas de-
mands against decedents estate
m file their aims wIh this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWVITSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANy
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publicaton of this
noce is September 16th, 200o9.
Personal Representatve:
MARILEE CSLARK
36846 Jeffesn Aeno
Dade City, FL 33523
At e for Personal Representat ve:
COLIN A. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(B63) 763-8600
Fla. Bar No, 270441
333S49 ON 9/16,23/09


IN THE RI COURT OF THE
19TH 3UDICAL CIRCUIT IN
AND P E OR EECHOBE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICrION DIVISION CASE
NO: 47-20008CA'0374
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
VS.
EDWARD R. JONES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EDWARD R JONES, F
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH UN-
DER AND AGAINST THE HREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVUSEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLA HANTS; CHASE BANK USAE
N.A.; OHN DOE AND JANE DOES
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
D0EFENDANT(S)



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursm-
ant to an Order Granting the Motion
to Rest Forlosurem Sale dated
9/1/2009, entered In Civil Case No.
47-2008-CA-000374 of the Circuit
Court of the 19"H Judicial Circuit in
and afor OKEECHOBEE onty, OKEh-
CNOBEE, Forida, a wll sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash a
the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2Md
FLOOR, at OKEECHOBEE UDICIAL
CENTER, 312 Northwest 3rd Steeft,








Okehobee, Floda, at 11:00 am
on the th day of October, 2009 the





















u r T0w oR e uF
LOT 89, REASURE ISLAND
UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECO
ED IN pLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
OEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A 1981 10B-
ERTM SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME VIN#1OLL1300S
Any person lamin an intere in
the surplus from the sale. if any,

a dam within ,60 days after the al
Dated this 1st day of Sept, 2009,
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clrk of the Circuit Court
By: Unda ` Youn
Deputy 3 0r2
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN PRA,
ATTORNEY FOR UPA
Suhe 400
Plantaon FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
08-13547 NCM


In accordance with the Americans.
With Dsl Act pessa need-
Ing a sp modan to par-
tipoe In this proceeding houl
contact Court Administration ho later
than s n days prior to the pa
feeding at 2 NW Country Club
DCe, Porf St Lucie, FL 34986 or
.11 1-772-807-4370 within two
rking days of yo r ipt of this
are hea"ng impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are Voice i
paired call 1-S10-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Serice,
332557 ON 9/9,16/09

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September 16, 2009


Okeechobee News


WELLS F 0 MANK, N.A., AS
IN AND FOR OKEEoN OF THEE
SGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-5 ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2,03-5

NATHAN TOOD; KAMILLE TOOD;

To Defendants.

To the following Defendart(s):
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an actin
f dor closure of Mortgage on the
following dewboed property:
LOT 1, OTTED CREEK ESTATES
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO TUE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, UBsLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FORIDA.
TOGETER WINH:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 19 TOWNSHIP 35
SOUTH RANGE 35 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY
D PD M MOLLOM R-
BEGNNING AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OTTER
CREEK ESTATES UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE FLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 29, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, THENCE NORTH 6821'8"
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 DEFTANCE OF
32,00 FEET THENCE NORTH
734032" EAST A DORIANCE OF
345.37 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990
SPRINGHILL DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME WIT ID#



has been fid against you and you
a required to se a copy of your
written nse if any, to it, on Ka-

00 Road, e 300 Plantation,
FLORIDA 33324 within tirty (30)
days after noe fY pYubluaon of this
Noti. in the THE OKEECHOBEE
NEWS and fie the original with the
Clerk of thI Court edher before ser-
ately theafte; othen ie a default
wll be aen1ered against you far the
reief demand in the cmplant.
This noce is R ided puruant to


pLOn with a disabilin wh0o ,1d
any accommodation order to par-
icipate n ths proceeding, you are
contacW I the Court Admristraor at
250 NW Country ub Droe, Port St.
Lude, Forda 34981 Phone No.
(772)807-4370 within 2 working
dayS of your neceipt of this noonce or
pleading; if you a00 heating i
paired, a e 1 n-80-95e-8771 (aDD)r

WITNESS han and Wt e yal 0



cleanr paoiobe ipa

-Lgove (0e1102 3)( y0l8
this Court this et day of Sept.,
209.n SHAR) 5 ROBERTSON
T Ae to Clerk of the o



Kahane & Assoiates PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 300
antooation FL 33324 or
Teledone: (54b 3 e2-34e6


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NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOIEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 08000524CA
SUNTRUST BANK D/B/A SUNTRUST
MORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff
VS.
DAMARIS CASANOVA- UNKNOWN
SPOUSE O A D ARIS CASANOVA
JACOBO GONZALEZ UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JCO A GONZALEZ;
BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UN-
KNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN
Deedanahts.


ant no a Rnal ludgment of Forelo-S
sure dated 6/26/209, and entered
in Case No, 08000524CA, of the Cih
cuit Cour of the Nineteenth Judidal
Cir.it in and for Okeehobee
County, Flonda whern SUNTRUST
BANK D/B/A SU0 0UST MORTGAGE,
INC., is a Plaintiff and DAMARI
CASANOVA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DAMAR0 S CASANOVA; 3ACOBO
1ACOBO GONZALEZ; SRIDLEWOOD
RANCHES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #
1; UNKNOWN TENANT # 2 am the
Defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at Okeecho-
bm County Judicial Center, 2nd
Floor Juay Assemy Room, 312 N.W.
3rd St. Okeecnobee, FLat :1100
AM on 9/23/2009, the following de-

PARCELS: RANCHES, AC-
CORDING TO THE LAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 34, PUBIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
tAy01 pers caiming an interest in
We surpls faom We sale, if any
other than the property owner a of
the date of the ,s pendens mu0 file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Qerk of the Court
By: Linda F Youn
As Deputy CE
Dated this 2th day of Aug. 2009
ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH
If you are a person wE, disabilty
who reeds any aommonddion in
order to parIcpate In this p 1eed-
ing, you are ended, at no ost to
you, to the provion of certain ass-
tanme. MPese nac Court Adminis-
traor at 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Pot St Lude, FL 34986; Tel,:
7728074370 within two 2) working
days of y0ur meipt of e NOTICR
OF ACTION; if you am hearing or
voie imp Y red Call 800S95O58771;
THS ISNOT A COURT INFORMA-
TION LINE
BenEzma S Katz, RA.
Atores for Pntif
2901 Sding Road0 Suite 300
Fort Landerdale, F0o0da 33312
Telephone: (305)770-4100
Fa.: (305653-2329
332114 ON 9/9,16 /09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-200BECA-O539
CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE HOLDERS OF STRUCTURED
ASSET MORTGAGE INVESTMENTS II
INC., BESAR STEARNS ALT-A TRUST,
MORTGAGE pASS THROUGH CER-

DANIEL REARDON A/K/A DANIEL E.
R rDON et al,
Dendant(s.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GVEN pur-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
dosure Sale dated 9/1/2009 and
entered in Case NO. 47-2000-
CA-00 0539 of the Ouit Court of
the NINETEENTH Judical Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE Cnty, lori-
da where CITIBANK N,.D AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
STRUCTURED ASSET MORTGAGE
INVESTMENTS II INC., BEAR
STEARNS ALT-A TRUS, MORTGAGE
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFCATES SE-
RIES 2006-4, is the PlainYff and
DANIEL REARDON A1K/A DANIEL E.
REARDON; CATHEIRINE REARDON
A1K/A CATHERINE L, REARDON;
CENTER GOERTZ TENANT #1
TENANT #2; TENANT #3; TENANT
4 ar e e Defendants, I will sell to
the hhest and best bidder for as
at IURY ASSEMBLY ROOM 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOEE COUZ, A U-D
DICIAL CENTER 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET OREECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at ll;OOAM,on the day of
7th day of October, 2009, the follow-
n dehcrbed property as set forth in
ad Final Judgment:
LOT 2, GREEN HILLS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 94, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-

A/K/A 5851 SE 128MTH AVENUE,
OKEECHOREE, FL 34972
tlh peon cl1amng1, 0a 1ntres In
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property ower as of
the date of the Lts Penden must file
a caim within sixty (60) days after
the sale, WITNES MY HAND and
the sal of this Cout o 9/1/2009.
Sharon Robertson
OClerk of the Circuit Couat
By Linda F Youn,
Deputy Cler
FIorda Default Law Group, PL,
P.O. Box 25018
Tam Flnda 33622-S018
F0867145 COUNTRY-
CONW B"CAT
332354 ON 9/9,2/w9

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Sports Briefs


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 Comp ex).
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. Fri-
day, Sept. 25. For more information, call the
Recreation Department at: 863-763-6950.

Sports complex 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.


Brahmans face South Fork Bulldogs


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee gets to play an old
rival one day early this week.
South Fork has no school as they
celebrate a Jewish holiday Friday in
Martin County schools.
South Fork (1-1), hasn't played
Okeechobee for the past two years.
Okeechobee (0-2) comes off two
tough losses to Vero Beach and
Avon Park.
South Fork lost to Jensen Beach
in the season opener 17-13, and then
won in less than impressive fashion
against the usually mediocre Port St.
Lucie, 30-23 last week.
South Fork brings a tough run-
ning attack to Brahman stadium to-
morrow night. Zac Fisher rushed for
over 1,000 yards last year and is in
the process of doing it again this year.
He has rushed for over 100 yards


Volleyball hangs


tough against


tough squads


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee won two out of the five
matches they competed in this weekend
at the prestigious Gator Town volleyball
tournament in Gainesville.
Some of the state's top volleyball
program have played in the tournament
which began in 1995.
Okeechobee defeated Tallahassee Lin-
coln 20-25, 27-25, and 15-13 and also de-
feated Ocala Van Guard 25-22, 25-21, and
25-1 in pool play.
Okeechobee fell to 2007 State Cham-
pion Gainesville Buchholz, Jacksonville
Bolles and Jacksonville's Bishop Kenny in
tough matches. Bishop Kenny is expected
to break the top 100 in the nation ranking
this year.
Monica Koger of Okeechobee was
named to the All Tournament Team.
Okeechobee hosted Jensen Beach on
Tuesday night. The girls host Clewiston
on Tuesday, Sept. 22.



Rescue available for

local wildlife

Florida Wildlife Rescue Service Inc.
is a non-profit organization providing
free rescue, pick up, and transport of
sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the
Okeechobee area. They are licensed by
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission to provide these ser-
vices. If you find a wild bird or animal in
need of assistance please contact us at:
863-634-1755.


in each of have trouble
the first two finding holes
games this with an inex-
year. Fisher perienced of-
ran for 220 fensive line.
yards against WR Walt
PSL Fortner had
South Fork his best game
has struggled of the year last
at QB this week with 110
year. An- yards in re-
thony Tellex turn yards and
played well a couple of
in the second half last week with catches. He also had a touchdown
two touchdown runs. South Fork in the second half.
isn't much of a passing team. Aukeemian Mills also caught a
Okeechobee has struggled some touchdown pass for Okeechobee
on offense and lost two offensive last week.
line starters last week. Okeechobee once again didn't
T.J. Allen is expected to be back have a JV game this week which
in the lineup which should help the means some of their younger play-
Brahman offense and defense. ers will continue to get varsity expe-
Marcus Martin is yet to get un- rience tomorrow night.
tracked running the football and will


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County code

magistrate

imposes fine

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate Lois Nichols imposed
a fine on one property and gave two other
property owners a month to come into com-
pliance during hearings held on Sept. 15.
The properties of Michael Land and Jen-
nifer Branch and Jim's Parts Place were
found to be in compliance and those cases
were not heard. The cases of Charles and
Stephanie Crane, Gary and Morris Cook and
Earl and Kristal Hoover were not heard be-
cause of lack of proper notification.
In the case of Mary Kliphouse and Wayne
Place, Doug Etchison said he had bought
the property. A citation had been written
for construction without a permit. Code en-
forcement officer Beth Albert said that the
permit was on hold pending proof of owner
ship. Mr. Etchison was given until Oct. 15 to
secure the necessary permit.
Salim Lahma and Loretta Mathieu were
given until Oct. 15 to demolish or repair the
derelict dock and porch on their U.S. 441 SE
property.
Mrs. Albert said that the rubbish has been
removed from Brenda Owen's NW 80th
Court property. However, she said the der
elict structure still remained. Ms. Owens was
fined $25 a day for every day of noncompli-
ance starting Sept. 16.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Adoption

orientation

session

planned

Considering adoption? The Children's
Home Society will hold the next Adop-
tion Orientation session will take place on
5:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Administra-
tion Building in Fort Pierce, 415 Avenue
A, Suite 100. Anyone interested in learn-
ing more about adoption is welcome to
attend. This fun, casual and FREE open
house-style orientation will provide an
overview of foster care adoption and
answer all questions related to adoption
and CHS' adoption process. Please help
us raise adoption awareness in our com-
munity as we try to find additional perma-
nent, loving homes for children in foster
care. To RSVP or for more information,
contact Children's Home Society's Adop-
tion information line at 772 489-5601, ext.
277.


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September 16, 2009


Okeechobee News


Okeechobee Pop Warner


hosts first games of year


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee teams won three of four
games in their first home action of the
year Saturday at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex. The Tiny Mites defeated Jensen
Beach 21-14, as they rallied in the second
half. Lindsey Major ran for a touchdown
and Jakhious Cooper had a long run to
set up another score for Okeechobee. The
Mighty Mites fell to Jensen Beach 41-13
Saturday. The Pee Wee squad avenged a
loss in last years' Treasure Coast Confer-
ence Championship game with a 39-7
pounding of the Palm City Dolphins. La-
mar Williams had two touchdowns, which
included a 37 yard gallop for a score. Bran-
don Shockley ran for a touchdown and
threw a touchdown pass. lan Kelly and
Antowan Fludd also had touchdowns for
the Lil Brahmans, (2-0). The defense was
led by Malcolm Williams, Demetrius Clark,
and Travis Shockley. The Midge defeated
Palm City 27-0. Adrian Minondo Jr. and
Simeon Washington both scored rushing
touchdowns. Datron Smith had a strong
day running the football. Donnie Sheldon
led the blocking up front.
The Tiny Mites won their season opener
by putting up 35 points against the Jupiter
Shamrocks last Saturday. Half back Lind-
sey Major continued to make a name for


UKeecnoDee News/unarles Murpny
Lindsey Major makes a long run as
Okeechobee defeated Jensen Beach
Saturday.
himself as he scored five touchdowns for
Okeechobee. The defense was paced by
Colby Rivero who had six tackles. Justin
Ray chipped in with five stops on defense.
Lightning postponed the Mitey Mites game
at halftime with Okeechobee leading 13-6.
Kysell Richardson and Robert Futch each
scored two touchdowns but two of the
scores were called back by penalties.
The two teams agreed to finish the
game at a day and time to be determined.
The Pee Wee squad defeated Jensen Beach
20-0. Lamar Williams had a 100 yard rush-
ing day with a touchdown for the Lil Brah-
mans. Brandon Shockley rushed for 50
yards and a touchdown.
The Midget team lost their opening
game to the Fort Pierce Greyhounds, 33-0.


Angela Lynn Cabrera and Sean Conley
Campbell were married August 8, 2009,
n St. John's, Antigua in the Leeward
Islands. Aniah Thomas performed the double-
ring ceremony on the beach at Sunset.
The bride is the daughter of Norman
Martin and Gladys Sallette of Okeechobee,
Florida. The groom is the son of Conley and
June Campbell of Belle Glade, Florida.
In attendance were Zachary and Amber
Conlin, Mike and Missy Diogostine and Mr.
and Mrs. David Lampel.
The Bride and Groom enjoyed spending
their week long honeymoon in Antigua.


A reception was held upon returning at
The Elks Lodge in Belle Glade on August
29th, where numerous amounts of friends
and family attended.
The Groom is a graduate of the Miami
Dade College, where he received an
Associate of Science Degree in Funeral
Sevices. He is employed at Glades Funeral
Chapel in Belle Glade. The Bride is a gradu-
ate of Lely High School in Naples, Florida.
She has been Office Manager at BGI
Broadcasting for the past 14 years.
The newlyweds reside in Belle Glade,
Florida.


BIRTHDAY
CARRIE GRIFFIS KILPATRICK

appy "50th" Birthday to the
love of my life, and to the most
beautiful 50 year old that I know.

I Love You, Leo









BIRTHDAY
CARRIE KILPATRICK

W e wouldn't put you out
there...WE SWEAR The
fact that you're 50 is public
information anywhere.

We just wanted to tell you how
much we love you, and that when it
comes to your birthday, how much
we care. Happy "50th" Birthday.
Did we mention that it is your "50th"
Birthday?

From your Moore Haven "Sisters"


WEDDING
ALLISON K. MCCULLERS &
BRADLEY G. GOODBREAD
Allison McCullers Fulford and Bradley
George Goodbread were wed at
he Goodbread Ranches on May
9, 2009. Over 200 family members and
friends were on hand to witness the event
and join in the celebration. Officiating
at the event was long time friend of the
Groom, Pastor George Westby of Cowboy
Church of The Fort Worth Stockyards in
Fort Worth,Texas. The Bride was escorted
by her father and given in marriage by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McCullers
of Okeechobee. The Groom is the son
of Joy and Jack Kidwell, and the late
George A. Goodbread of Okeechobee.
The bridesmaids were Anna Prevatt, sister
of the bride, Jessica Youngblood and
Logan Fulford, daughters of the bride.
The Groomsmen were Mark Goodbread
and Keith Goodbread, brothers of the
groom, Bryan L.Ballinger of Virginia City,
Nev., Matthew Mercer of Okeechobee, Fla.
and Brett Porter of Fort Worth, Texas. Jim
Davis, long time friend and classmate of
both the Bride & Groom, served as both
Groomsman and Photographer. During the
ceremony the bride and groom presented
engraved Tiffany bracelets to the daughters
of the bride. Following the ceremony the
newlyweds and guest celebrated under the
shade of Live Oaks and dined on barbeque
brisket and iced tea in an elegant ranch set-


ung. dancing ana mernmeni soon ironowea
under chandoliers, poolside, to the sounds
of country music. After a honeymoon in the
Florida Keys, the couple will maintain dual
residences, at the Ranch in Okeechobee and
the other Oceanside in Vero Beach.


vvWIuuivIu
ANGELA LYNN CABRERA &
SEAN CONLEY CAMPBELL




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