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LEECHOBEE NEWS


Wednesday, September 30, 2009


500 Plus tax


SCity council approves lean budget


Gun buy back
... Page 3

Index
C lassifieds ............................ 16,17,18
Community Events....................... 6
O bituaries........................ ................. 6
O pinion............................. ........... 5
Speak O ut ......................................... 4
S po rts .............................................. 19
W eather ............................................. 5
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City employees'
paychecks shrinking
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Thanks to action taken by the
Okeechobee City Council on Tues-
day evening, Sept. 29 some city
residents may see lower tax bills.
In a process that was a lot sim-


Lake project
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Plans as old as 1925 and as re-
cent as the 1990s are being com-
bined for water quality, recreation
and economic development in the
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pler than the one the county went it did include longevity increases, pay of 3.5 to 4 percent, as the lump
through, the council gave final ap- Mr. Watford said that giving the sum provided last year will not be
proval to a millage rate and budget longevity increases would cost the included in this fiscal year and the
for fiscal year 2009/2010. city $40,681. He made a motion to additional payroll deducted health
In light of the current economic reduce the proposed millage rate insurance contribution.
situation with businesses cutting to a number that would save an The council unanimously ap-
back on employees' salaries and additional $40,681. However, that proved a millage rate of 6.7432
laying people off, Councilman motion died for lack of a second, which will bring in slightly over
Dowling Watford did not think city City administrator Brian White- $6.74 in taxes for every $1,000 of
employees should receive alongev- hall stated that under the proposed assessed value. One mil equals
ity increase. The proposed budget budget employees would actually
contained no salary increases but realize a decrease in their overall See CITY Page 14


combines water quality and recreation
plans involve the current Lake ing a marina, piers and hotels for in honor of Alonzo C. Clewis, who
Hicpochee and a newly created a town on the Okeechobee ridge brought the railroad to the area.
lake to be called, for lack of a bet- a rocky area of high ground. The first houses in the area
ter name, 'Lake Clewiston.' The town was originally known were built around Sand Point be-
In 1925 John Nolan, a city plan- as Sand Point because of a spit of
ner from Boston, was hired to land jutting out into the lake. The cause it never flooded This was
draw up waterfront plans includ- name was changed to Clewiston See LAKE Pagel4


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Students of the week
South Elementary School Students of the Week for the week of Sept. 18
included Ashley Phares, Maya Higuita, Jayden Mills, Sarah Dodd, Tristan
Sweat, Gavin Cashwell, Elisa Perez, Matthew Nguyen, Clayton Beckham,
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Okeechobee News


CASINO







Sheriff 'disappointed' with gun buy-back results


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Even though Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May said he was "disappointed" with
the results of his gun buy-back program held
Sept. 26, he is already thinking about doing
it again.
Saturday's buy-back program held in
Douglas Park was the first time such a pro-
gram had been held in Okeechobee County.
While he had hoped of getting as many as
50 guns, Sheriff May said 10 were purchased
at a price of $50 each.
"I'm disappointed. I would have liked to
have gotten more," he said Monday, Sept.
28. "But, that's 10 guns off the street."
While most of the guns were described
as "junk," the sheriff said a Rossi .38 special
was in good shape and the revolver would
be kept.
"We'll probably use it as a backup gun,"
he explained.
The sheriff's office also bought other
handguns -- such as .38, .32 and .22 caliber
revolvers -- as well as a single shot .22 cali-
ber rifle and two sawed-off shotguns.
Sheriff May said the two shotguns "..
were old and had been laying in someone's
closet for a long, long time."
All will be destroyed, except for the .38
special and a 9mm automatic handgun.
OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman, who is


a firearms instructor and helped render the
guns inoperative at the buy-back, said the
9 mm automatic will be sent to the Indian
River Community College Crime Lab in Fort
Pierce for a ballistics test.
"We have cases involving 9 millimeters in


the past, and 9 millimeters are used in more
crimes than any other calibers," he said.
Once that test has been completed, the
results will be entered into a national data-
base where law enforcement agencies can
compare those results to any cases they may
have in which a 9 mm handgun was used.
Sheriff May said all of the serial numbers
from the guns are being checked to see if
they are stolen.
Detective Van Deman said the weapons
will be kept will be destroyed by cutting
them into pieces.
"Then, we'll dispose of the metal some-
how," he added.
In an earlier interview, the detective said


Sheriff's Office
Ten guns were purchased Saturday,
Sept. 26, by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at it's inaugural gun
buy-back program that was held In
Douglas Park. Although Sheriff Paul
May said he was disappointed that so
few guns were sold, he is considering
doing it again sometime next year.


Wrong-way driver arrested on drug charge


it would be best to simply melt down the
firearms. However, he said there are no
foundries in the immediate area to do that.
Saturday's program was aimed at getting
guns off the streets in hopes of heading off
violence in the Douglas Park area which has
seen several recent shootings. All of the guns
were purchased with no questions asked
and those who sold the guns were paid in
cash that was confiscated in drug opera-
tions, said Sheriff May.
The sheriff said he is already considering
holding another buy-back program some-
time next summer.
"We may do one county wide that will be
held in the park," he said.

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Okeechobee News
A local deputy arrested a woman on a
felony drug charge after he stopped her for
driving north while in the southbound lane
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Amy Lynn Brown, 40,
S.W. 10th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Satur-
day, Sept. 26, on charges of
possession of cocaine and
tampering with evidence.
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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out

Speak Out has moved online, where Over the years I would rate certain
it is quicker and easier to share your presidents (regardless of party) very high
ideas and converse with others. Go to and some not so high. On paper, at least,
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Public Forum. There, you can create of New York and had run for vice president
new topics or comment on existing in 1920. Truman, while he never went past
topics. What follows is a samplexisting of high school, had run his own business albeit
topics. What follows is a sampling Of not too successfully, had come up through
some of the discussions currently tak- not too successfully, had come up through
some of the discussions currently tak- Missouri politics and served as a senator.
ing place. Thanks for participating! His experience as vice president was only
about three months. His resume would be
Who was the worst president somewhat similar to Lincoln's. Eisenhower
in your lifetime? graduated from West Point, followed a mili-
tary career and is best known for his leader-
Who in your opinion has been the ship in the invasion of Europe. He was also
worst president in your lifetime? My vote is president of Columbia University. Kennedy
for Jimmy Carter. was a US senator and had some legislative
Jimmy was indeed poor, he came in via experience prior to that. Johnson was also
the "hate" vote against Ford. Ford pardoned a US senator for many years and had started
Nixon (which for political purposes at the out as a school teacher. Nixon had been vice
time made perfect sense). Nixon however, president under Eisenhower for eight years.
is the hands on winner. Ford had a leadership role in the House
Ask me again in 2012. of Representatives for many years. Carter
The worst president in my lifetime? graduated from the Naval Academy and was
Obama. Who else? governor of Georgia. Reagan had been gov-
The worst by far was Ronald Reagan. ernor of California. George Bush had served
Under the guise of less government and in the legislature and was vice president for
taxes, he let the rich take over the country's eight years. Clinton had been Governor of
industry Both Bushes were an extension of Arkansas. George W Bush served as Gov-
Reagan. Nixon was a crook who did what- ernor of Texas. And now Obama. He was a
ever he wanted. I didn't vote for Obama be- community organizer, a state legislator and
cause I am afraid of his inexperience (I don't he served very briefly in the US Congress.
think he's the anti-Christ or anything). Has he had managerial experience? Met a
I find it a shame that Jimmy Carter is payroll? Served in a real leadership capacity?
named a bad president. He has spent many On paper, at least it would seem that Kenne-
years of his life promoting world peace and dy and Obama were similar in experience.
human rights. Doesn't seem like such a bad Both were about the same age when they
thing to me. The fact that DC would not co- became president. Who was the best quali-
operate with him might be a point in his fa- fied? The least qualified? You decide.
vor, in my opinion. Worst president was Clinton. I always
The absolute worst president in my life- hated him, how he would get on TV and
time, and throughout history, is George W take credit for any good news. He once was
Bush. Oh my God, what a terrible, terrible, on TV to take credit for the gas prices to go
terrible, lying, worthless man he was. below $1 per gallon. like he had anything to
I think Jimmy Carter has been a great do with it. Then he would lie so openly,
former president, but while he was in office and his tactic for all the things he was into
his lack of leadership hurt this country. He was ignore them. Congress --mostly Repub-
was not a strong president. Ronald Reagan lican -- really ran the country and managed
would never have had a chance of being to balance the budget for the first time. Clin-
elected were it not for the "ABC" vote -- as ton vetoed it, yet Congress overrides his veto
in voters who decided they would choose and it passes with out Clinton's help. Now
"anybody but Carter." Since leaving office, people say Clinton was the president who
Carter has done a lot for this country and balanced the budget. Clinton was the most
has proven himself to be a truly great man. two-faced person we ever had in the White
But he was not a very good president while House.
he was in office.


I find it disturbing that two of Jimmy
Carter's books have been recommended by
Osama Bin Laden.

Unemployment
Unemployment is well over 10 percent.
Ten percent is what they are paying out.
There are many people that cant collect and
a lot whose benefits have run out. And don't
forget the folks who worked under the table.
The unemployment rate is really around 17-
19 percent.
*There are numerous educated individu-
als who are currently having great difficulty
obtaining employment.. I have been turned
down for several jobs in Okeechobee on
the basis of being "over qualified" even to
the point of having one interviewer tell me
that the company could really use me and
my experience, but that she was "afraid" to
hire me since I was more qualified than she
and was concerned that I may end up with
her job.
I'm a unemployed truck driver with 13
years under my belt. I gave up looking for
work and now I babysit my kids instead of
paying somebody $200 per week to do so.
I'm not gonna get a job that pays me $250
per week just to give $200 to the baby sitter.
As the house market collapsed. The builders
no longer needed the workers to build hous-
es. Well the government identified construc-
tion worker to be hit hard and helped them.
If any construction worker would walk in to
the career center they were offered job re-
training. And once they took bait and asked
"what can you train me in?" Truck driving
was at the top of the list. So now experi-
enced drivers have trouble finding work be-
cause the newly-trained drivers will work for
less. I think employers care more about low
wages workers then ones with experience.


County budget
I know times are tight, but I was not
happy to read that the county commission
decided to the dip into the reserves to bal-
ance the budget, rather than cut expenses.
The reserves were built up over many yeas
and are supposed to get this county through
emergencies. That way the commission is
using up the reserve money just to run day-
to-day operations, pretty soon it will be all
gone. So then what happens if we have a
hurricane or other real emergency?


Wednesday, September 30, 2009



There are other options to cut expenses
to save money. Why does the administrator
need two assistants? For what he is making,
he should be able to handle that job all by
himself.
One of the hardest things in the world
is for a government entity to operate in the
black because the priorities are all wrong
and there's too much of "what can I get out
of this?" by those in power.
It also needs to be mentioned that each
of the administrator's assistants also have an
assistant. So, there's a county administrator,
two assistant administrators, and two assis-
tants to the assistant administrators.

Cell phones
I challenge anyone to reading this to
set aside their cell phone by shutting it off
every time you get in your vehicle. Turn it
back on when you stop and get out. Listen
to your messages and see if anything was so
important that it deserved putting your life
(and others) at risk.

Emergency services
I know folks are facing tough economic
times and can't afford to pay more taxes. So
why doesn't our county prioritize and fund
the basics -- the essential services that a
community cannot survive without. Maybe
the county offices could get by with fewer
assistants and secretaries. Maybe the county
commission could do some work besides
just coming to meetings twice a month.
They are paid more for two days a month
than many people in Okeechobee get for full
time jobs.

Kidnapped woman
When are the courts and police going
to realize that a piece of paper will never
stop an abuser?
The police have to follow the law as do
the judges. If we want change, we need leg-
islators willing to put some teeth in the law.
I have seen first hand police not tak-
ing seriously an order of protection. I was in
court once and saw two cases come before
mine where the judge with held adjudica-
tion and made the person pay fines for a first
time offense for violating a protection order.
All this does is allow the person to continue
to think the can get away with it. If you vio-
late it, you should be thrown in jail!


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Letters to the Editor


Okeechobee News


Do you know your
local fire department?
While attending the meetings on Sept.
3 and 10, 2009, I1 feel that there are certain
facts that are unknown. As a firefighter-
paramedic here in Okeechobee, I feel that
there is a lack of education for our citizens.
I was voted in as Union President in July
2009 by members to head the Professional
Firefighters and Paramedics of Okeechobee
Local 2918. I never thought that I would
have had so much on my plate right off the
word go, but it comes with the position. I
am not here to argue on who is responsible
for what and who is to blame. I am here to
help with some facts with our department
and help with a general understanding, no
assumptions.
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue is
staffed by 36 full time positions, which in-
clude: 31 firefighter-paramedics (fire/medic)
and five firefighter-EMT's. Starting salary for
a fire/medic is $41,041 and $33,639 for fire/
EMT. We work a 56 hour work week that is
known as the 3's and 4's. These are 24 hour
shifts that begin at 8 a.m. and end the fol-
lowing day at 8 a.m.
OCFR has three stations that are staffed
with up to 12 personnel on a daily basis, 6
at station 1, 4 at station 2 and 2 at station
4. Station I drops down to five or four per-
sonnel depending on how many are off on
sick or vacation days. This means that there
are a total of ten personnel in a given day
between three stations. The fire service has
progressed to new heights in the past 20
years that have created a business type of
environment.
We are crossed trained, which in essence
saves taxpayers money, and also gives us
a broader knowledge and skill. Education
has become a must in the fire service and
did you know that one-third of our depart-
ment holds a minimum of an A.S. Degree
in Fire Science and almost one-fourth hold


more than one A.S. Degree. We also have
six members who are pursuing a Bachelor's
Degree in a related field. We also hold Fire In-
spector, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, HazMat,
Special Operations, and Dive certificates and
licenses. But as good as all of this is for your
local fire department, there are also many
downfalls that we are facing.
On a daily basis we operate with 10-12
personnel, which means that if there are 10,
five ambulances are staffed and no fire truck
is manned. If there is 12 personnel, five am-
bulances and 1 fire truck is staffed. We op-
erate out of three stations, but we become
unable to fully man our fire trucks due to
our call load. We run 84 percent EMS and
16 percent fire, which will amount to over
6,000 calls this year.
When our stations become depleted due
to excessive amounts of calls, we are subject
to "call ins", in which we are reached by cell
phone to come in and cover the station and
calls that are on hold or may be placed on
hold.
I know that there are a lot of citizens in
Okeechobee who listen to their scanner on
a daily basis and we have many instances
where calls have to be placed on hold due to
the lack of manpower to cover them. In my
three year career with OCFR, I have placed a
call on hold due to no available units over 20
times. I'm not alone when it comes to this,
and yes I know the reaction, I chose this line
of work and if I don't like it I should move or
find another career.
But is this reallywhat citizens of Okeecho-
bee deserve? I love and enjoy my job; I share
a special relationship with my coworkers
and would not trade my career for anything.
But in our line of work, every second counts,
and it doesn't seem to settle in with the gen-
eral public until it pertains to them. Yes, I do
take a lot of the blame due to the fact that
we have not done our job in public educa-
tion. We have a different style of job require-
ments in many ways and in most cases the


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public just does not understand.
I am here to offer a challenge to the citi-
zens of Okeechobee. When is the last time
you took time to visit your local fire rescue
department? We are there 24/7, 365 days a
year and enjoy interaction with the public.
Over 85 percent of us at OCFR work at least
one side or part time job to make ends meet.
We are not "pampered" as I've been told
and yes we do only work ten days a month,
but they are 24 hour shifts. We do not get
to go home and see our families and most
days that we are off are spent to catch up on
sleep due to the fact that we spend most of
the night up responding to calls.
On top of all of this, citizens of Okeecho-
bee were giving the Board of County Com-
missioners the general understanding that
they were ready to take a cut in this service
to escape any type of payment. This was
the atmosphere at the meetings on Sept. 3
and 10 and OCFR cannot afford any types of
cuts.
There is a large misunderstanding on
why fire rescue sends an ambulance and
a fire truck on the same call. This is done
on motor vehicle collisions, fires and ALS
(Advanced Life Support) calls. There are
firefighters on the ambulance and paramed-
ics on the fire truck. Having those four per-
sonnel on a scene of this nature is not only
for our safety, but to give the best treatment
possible. This is not done to waste taxpay-
ers' money; it is done on a tactical level in
fire service. ALS calls involve IV treatment,
medication administration, defibrillation,
and advanced airway techniques that re-
quire a certain amount of manpower on
each scene. Florida is emerging as one of
the leading states when it comes to changes
in the fire service and almost all fire rescue
departments have guidelines on when a fire
truck is needed at an emergency.
In regards to all of this, in the past month
we have been very busy with projects involv-
ing the community. On the first weekend of


Loxie needs a home
Loxie is a young, spayed female
Shepherd mix. She's playful and
gets along well with other dogs. To
see more available pets or to donate
to the Humane Society Pet Rescue
shelter go online www.animalres-
cueokeechobee.org To volunteer to
help the animals, visit the shelter at
1203 U.. 98 N Okeechobee. For In-
formation call 863-357-1104


August we had our annual school supply
drive, which was a success. The following
weekend we teamed up with Kiwanis and
the Fraternal Order of the Police to clean up
and remodel the gazebo in the park. And on
the final two weeks of August we had our
annual "Fill the Boot" drive for MDA. This
was a new experience for us, due to the fact
that we are not able to be at the main inter-
section, but we still achieved great results.
There will be more to come from Local 2918
and we are all looking forward to the rela-
tionship that will be built between us. Thank
you for you time and have a great day!
Christopher Douglas
President, Local 2918

Thanks to this week's donors
Blood donors who attend the November
Okeechobee Blood Roundup will be receiv-
ing raffle prizes given by many area busi-
nesses. We thank those who supported the
drive and donated this week.
ARS Power Sports, Arby's, Beall's, Bel-
tone, Bouffant Hair Styles, CVS Pharmacy,
Curves, E & E Automotive, Hungry Howie's,
Jeanette's Interiors, King House Restaurant,
Lance's Treehouse, Lincare, Mid Florida
Hardware, Okeechobee City Marathon, Quik
Lube, Sherwin Williams Paints, Silver Spurs
Signs, Suave's Nails, Superior Water Works,
Tenniswood Dental Associates, Todd's Floor-
ing, Treasure Coast Dermatology, Wagon
Wheel Horse Farm.
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Community Events

Substance abuse goup
plans ceremony
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Co-
alition will host their third annual Narcot-
ics Overdose Prevention and Education
(N.O.P.E.) ceremony at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center, U.S. 98 N., on Thursday,
Oct. 29. Refreshments will be served at 5:30
p.m., and the ceremony will start at 6:30
p.m. To have a family member or friend re-
membered, log on to www.nopetaskforce.
org to register and download a photo of that
person. That photo will then be included
in a special video. If you don't have access
to a computer, call Lucille Arcuri at (863)
261-3685 to drop-off a photo that will be
included in the Memorial Wall. For informa-
tion, contact Connie Curry at 863-763-3117
or Lucille Arcuri at 863-261-3685.

Elks plan reorganization
meeting
The Okeechobe Elks Lodge will hold a re-
organization meeting on Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
at Good Spirits Lounge, 245 S.E. Highway
441. Current and past members as well as
those interesting in joining are welcome. For
more information, contact Ernie Basil at 863-
467-0207 or Bob Brakke at 863-610-2431.
Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE 4th
Street) will hold a Yard Sale on Thursday,
Oct. 1 and Friday Oct. 2 from
8a until Ip. Shop in air conditioned com-
fort in our Blue Building or the Country Store,
where we have ALL NEW ITEMS offered at
extremely reasonable prices. OR shop at
our "Flea Market" (outside under the Car-
port) where every item is dirt cheap (prices
start at only 10 cents per item). Funds raised
will benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information call
467-2321.

Drama club presents play
The OHS drama club will present "Here
We Sit," a comedy by L. Don Swartz,in the
OHS auditorium on Oct. 2, 3, 9, and 10.
Show begins at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets
for adults are $8 each and students $5 each.
For more information call Miss Raulerson at
863-462-5025 ext. 8011.

Fire and Safety Day event set
The Okeechobee Home Depot will once
again host Fire and Safety Day with a free
event for the entire community. The event
will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. with a "Kids Workshop" to
begin at 9 a.m. Lots of hands on activities
for kids with special guest appearances from
K-9 and much more! For more information,
please call 863-467-0292.

Croppin' Crew to meet
The Croppin' Crew will meet Saturday,
Oct. 3 at Treasure Island Baptist Church
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be a tea
bag folding class and a mini flip-flop scrap-
book class. We will have a carry-in lunch at
noon.


BHR Women of the Moose
hold Benefit
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Buckhead Ridge
Women of the Moose Chapter 2036 will
hold a Cake Wheel Raffle during the prime
rib dinner served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge and dur-
ing the evening of the social hour, to benefit
the children at Mooseheart and seniors of
Moosehaven. Members and qualified guests
are asked to participate to help raise funds
for this benefit. For additional information,
call benefit chairman Malinda Wood at 317-
340-6955 or the office at 863-763-2250.

VFW Post 9528 holds
October Fest
The VFW Post 9528, 29012 East Hwy 78,
will hold an October Fest on Oct. 4. Dinner
will be served from noon until 4 p.m. Menu
will consist of all German food, knockwurst,
brockwurst, German potato salad and Ger-
man sauer kraut. German music for all for a
donation for $8. Flu shots will also be avail-
able. You must sign up for shots. Forms are
available at VFW.

Shrine Club reopens
spaghetti dinner night
The Okeechobee Shrine Club will once
again offer Spaghetti Dinners beginning on
Tuesday, Oct. 6. Dinner will be served
from 4 until 7 p.m. with music from 6 until 9
p.m. The donation for the dinner is just $5.
The Shrine Club is located at 1855 S.W. 53rd
Street, Okeechobee. For more information,
please call 863-763-3378.

Barbecue dinner to benfit
Dee Dee Cates
The Okeechobee Bar and Club Associa-
tion will host a benefit for Dee Dee Cates on
Oct. 10, from I to 6 p.m. at the Cypress Hut
Fraternal Order of the Eagles 4509, 4701 U.S.
Highway 441 S. Barbecue dinners with all
the fixings will be $8 per person. There will
also be a hot dog cart raffle, 50/50 and bottle
raffle and an auction. All proceeds will go to
offset Ms. Cates' medical bills. She has been
diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Dona-
tions may also be made at Seacoast National
Bank in the account of Dorothy "Dee Dee"
Cates. Anyone who wishes to donate an
item for raffle can contact Tommy at 863-
634-9840.

Main Street plans mixer
Okeechobee Main Street's October
Mixer will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
This month's mixer will be hosted by the
Okeechobee Branch of First Bank and Trust
of Indiantown located at 205 East North Park
Street from 5 -7pm. the mixers are a great
networking opportunity for the businesses
and citizens of our area. Whether you have a
new or old business or just new to Okeecho-
bee, come enjoy networking, refreshments,
door prizes and a chance at the Mega 50-50.
For more information call 863-357-MAIN
(6246).


Churches plan special events

By Pete Gawda 763 3727. The church is also
Okeechobee News offering religious education
First Baptist Church, 401 classes for children and young-
SWFourthSt.,will begin signing sters, Registrations for C.C.D.
up basketball players and cheer- (Catholic Christian Doctrine)
leaders for Upwards Basketball are now being accepted. Class-
on Oct. I. This program is for es for all grades, kindergarten
students kindergarten through through ninth grade are being
sixth grade. The deadline for held every Sunday from 11:30
registration is Nov. 6. The cost Places Of a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For more
is $60 until Oct. 30 and $65 af- TAT 1 information please the parish
ter Oct. 30. Participants can sign W orshlp office.
up at the church office or at the A new church is being
ROC. For more information call s" isounebs andp t established in Okeechobee,
467-7625. pgawda9@ewsep com Kingdom of God Embassy,
Grace Brethren Church, corner of U. S. 98 and C. R. 68
701 S. Parrott Ave., will hold their first Friday in Basinger, under the leadership of Ambas-
movie "Facing the Giants" Oct. 2 at 6:30 sador Bill Sherman. Sunday services will be
p.m. The church members invite you to join at 10:30 a.m. with Thursday services at 6:30
them for this free entertainment for family p.m. The church will feature Bible study
and friends, and teaching (from Genesis through Revela-
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 tion), praise and worship and prayer meet-
SW Sixth St., will have the Annual Blessings ings. Learn how to live every day in victory
of Animals at the Sacred Heart Pavilion Sun- through true faith in the finished work of
day, Oct. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Christ Jesus our King.
All animals with their owners are welcome The Okeechobee News welcomes news
to attend this annual blessing. For more in- from area churches for this column. E-mail
formation please call the parish office at 863 okeenews@newszap.com.


Obituaries
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
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Jesse Lee Crum, 68
MOORE HAVEN Jesse Lee Crum, age 68, of
Moore Haven, passed away Sept. 28, 2009 in
Moore Haven.
He was born Sep. 23, 1941, in Palmdale, the
son of the late Maurice and Mary Jane (McDu-
gald) Crum. Mr. Crum married Celia Strickland.
He was a Manager for Lykes Brothers Citrus
Company for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Celia (Strickland)
Crum; one son, Phillip Nail; four daughters,
Sherri Lee Waldren, Tiffany Griffin, Nancy Swa-
ford, Cynda Nail; Mother, Mary Jane (McDu-
gald) Crum; two brothers, Billy Crum, Bobby
Crum; two sisters, Ann Delk, Sue Pierce; special
nephew, Darryl Crum; grandchildren, Megan
Sharma, Cade Waldren, Jeffrey Griffin, Jentry
Griffin, Justus Griffin, Andrea Strickland, Cassi
Anderson, Robert Nail, Mia Naill, Trystin Swa-
ford, Kelley Haught, Ian Harris; great-grandchil-
dren, Reva Sharma, Michael Anderson, Jr, Tuff
Haught; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Mau-
rice Crum; brother, Tommy Crum; and daugh-
ter, Kimberly Lynn Crum.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions
to the Lakeport Garden Club or/and your local
athletic association.
There will be a memorial Bar-B-Q at 1 p.m.,
Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Donald Peeples Camp lo-
cated on Wayman's Road, Glades County.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

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Juanita Simmons, 76
OKEECHOBEE Juanita Simmons, age 76, of
Okeechobee, died Sept. 25, 2009, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center.
Born July 1, 1933, in Okeechobee to Richard
and Curtis (Keene) Carter, she was a homemak-
er and member of the Church of God.
Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her
husband, Russell Edward Simmons. She is sur-
vived by her daughter, Betty Simmons; son,
Richard Simmons (Myrna) all of Okeechobee;
two grandchildren, Justin Simmons of Troy,
Ala., and Jeannie Barrigan of Orlando; and one-
great grandson, Case Edward Simmons of
Hanceville, Ala.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1, at Evergreen Cemetery with
Pastor Don Leon officiating.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FI
34972.



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Arrest Report

The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Waltorian Jackson, 18, Pahokee, was
arrested Sept. 24 by Deputy Greg Popovich
on an Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with the felony of possession of co-
caine, and the misdemeanor of possession
of an alcoholic beverage by a person under
21 years of age. His bond was set at $2,750.
Juan Anselmo Discua, 18, N.E. 207th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Jason Hickman on a felony charge
of burglary to a conveyance. He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of loitering
and prowling. His bond was set at $3,000.
Justin Lee Principe, 17, N.E. 208th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Jason Hickman on a felony charge
of burglary to a conveyance. He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of loitering
and prowling. Principe was also arrested on
a juvenile take and hold order charging him
with grand theft of a firearm, possession of
alprazolam with intent to sell/deliver, pos-
session of hydrocodone with intent to sell/
deliver and delivery of hydrocodone within
1,000 feet of a school. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail then taken to
the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Roberto Anibal Discua, 20, N.E. 207th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Jason Hickman on a felony charge


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of possession of a short barrel shotgun. He
was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge
of possession of drug paraphernalia. His
bond was set at $10,500.
Adrian Ervin Minondo, 36, N.W. 36th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Dale Hardy on an Orange County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation fraud-rental property. He is being
held without bond.
Stephen F. Sherman, 39, N.W. 27th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25
by Deputy John Ashby on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $500.
Bravillo Torres, 30, N.W 214th Circle,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Dep-
uty John Ashby on a charge of driving under
the influence and no valid driver's license.
His bond was set at $500.
Juan Carlos Garcia, 26, S. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by Of-
ficer Kelly Margerum on a felony charge of
possession of cocaine. He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of no valid driv-
er's license. His bond was set at $3,000.
Jesse Dirke Zipperer II, 23, S.E. Ninth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by
Officer Ryan Holroyd on Florida Parole Com-
mission warrants charging him with parole
revocation (two counts). He is being held
without bond.
Timothy Locklear, 24, S.R. 31, Punta
Gorda, was arrested Sept. 28 by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with the felony
of worthless check $150 or more, and the
misdemeanor of worthless check. His bond
was set at $5,250.


Dairy worker charged in theft
By Eric Kopp (OCSO), states the items were taken at a
Okeechobee News local dairy. Then, when the victim began
C ,a an h ard asking co-workers if they had seen the tank
A man was arrested and charged with not set, another worker said he had just bought
only stealing two cutting torch tanks valued such a set from Vargas. When asked by the
at $1,500, but for allegedly selling them to a deputy, the man said he did not know the
co-worker for $75. Ken Andrew Vargas, 25, tanks were stolen and that he bought them
N.E. 20th Court, Okeechobee, was arrested because he thought Vargas "... was in bad
Friday, Sept. 25, on charges of grand theft need of money," Deputy Rucks stated in his
and dealing in stolen property, report. The victim went to the man's home
He was booked into the Okeechobee and identified the tanks as those that were
County Jail under a bond of $15,000. An purportedly stolen from him. Vargas report-
arrest report by Deputy Rodney J. Rucks, edly told the deputy that he bought them
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office from another man.


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Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Dep-
uty Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the felony of
worthless check over $150. His bond was
set at $500.
David Alan Wicks, 47, N.W. 248th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Dep-
uty Thomas Kitchen on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was set at
$500.
This column lists arrests and not con-
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listed here who is later found innocent or
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Special to the Okeechobee News

Good behavior rewarded
Everglades Elementary is rewarding good behavior. Students who are re-
spectful, responsible, safe and are active learners had their names put in a
drawing supported by the Positive Behavior Support Committee. Our first
time drawing winners are: kindergarten, Tyler St. Pierre; first grade, Alexan-
dra Ramirez; second grade, Dazshia Washington; third grade, Jesus Cedillo;
fourth grade, Mitchell Johnson (not pictured); fifth grade, Richard Spiess.


JV Brahman cheerleaders
Okeechobee High School JV Brahman cheerleaders lead the crowd at the
St. Lucie West game on Monday, Sept. 20 against the Centennial Eagles.
Pictured are: Brittany Box, Hannah White, Erika Jones, Taylor Mills, Lexy Le-
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Teen Anglers enjoy tournament

The Okeechobee Teen Anglers' held a
tournament on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Okee-
Tantie.
Sixteen anglers took to the water and it
was a great day overall. They caught 43 fish
for a total weight of 80.97 pounds.
The winners in the 11-14 age group
were: First Place Tyler Brenner with 8.05
lbs and Big Fish of 2.88 Ibs; Second Place -
Jose Hernandez with 7.95 lbs; Third Place
Ryan Edwards with 5.22 lbs. The winners
in the 15-18 age group were: First Place -
Dusty Hall with 17.48 lbs and Big Fish of
6.54 lbs; Second Place Chris Eaton with
7.93 lbs; and Third Place Ryan Mellete
with 7.03 lbs.
The Teen Anglers would like to thank
boat captains Ernie Johnson, Matt John-
son, David Pearce, Mike Ingram, Leroy
Bauer, Kenny Farmer, Skip Jeslowski, Ken
Hall & Mike Zubricky. Special to the Okeechobee News
This tournament was a tribute to "Bub- First place in the 11-14 age group
ba" Helton in the Okeechobee Teen Anglers'
tournament on Saturday, Sept. 26 at
Okee-Tantie went to Tyler Brenner.


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Third place in the 11-14 age group in Jose Hernandez won second place
the Teen Anglers tournament went to in the 11-14 age group in the Teen
Ryan Edwards. Anglers tournament.


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Special to the Okeehobee News In the 15-18 age group first place
Chris Eaton won second place in the went to Dusty Hall with 17.48 Ibs.
15-18 age group. and big fish of 6.54 Ibs.




Hospital announces Ambassadors Club
Raulerson Hospital invites Okeechobee Residents to join the Raulerson Hospital Am-
bassadors Club. Raulerson Hospital welcomes individual volunteers who would like to
participate in regularly scheduled meetings where your unbiased feedback will help the
hospital provide excellent patient care during your stay or a loved one's stay. They are
looking for dedicated individuals, who have either been a patient or a visitor at Rauler-
son Hospital. If you would like to participate in this progressive community program,
please contact Marnie Lauter at 863-824-2702 or by e-mailing Marnie Lauter at: (marnie.
lauter@hcahealthcare.com) for more information.


ENGAGEMENT
COURTLAND CONNER &
MICHAEL MULLER
r and Mrs. Burton Conner
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
CourtlandLandryConnerofOkeechobee,
to Lt. Col. Michael (Mike) Lee Muller of
Louisville, Ky Mike is the son of Mr. and
Mrs Philip Kelley of Casa Grande Ariz.
and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Muller of Moneta,
Va. Courtland is a graduate of OHS and
Indian River Coimmunity College. She is presently employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Michael graduated
from the University of Arizona with a BA in Science in Engineering Physics and received his Masters from
Emory Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corp at Fort Knox where he is
the commanding officer of their tank school. Michael and Courtand are planning a December wedding.

BIRTHS
MASON DYLAN FENDER

yce Fender and Brenda Ellerbee of
Okeechobee are the proud parents
of a baby boy born on Sept. 1, 2009,
at I a.m.
Mason Dylan Fender weighed 7
pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.
He was born at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
His maternal grandparents are Tammy
and Stacy Colburn of Okeechobee and
Billy and Stacey Ellerbee of Okeechobee
His paternal grandparents are Ty Fender
of Okeechobee and Bonnie Fender of
Delray Beach, Florida.


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OCSO offers
Recently the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) was given the opportunity
to extend bicycle education to the youth of
Okeechobee.
The Florida Department of Transportation
(FDOT) provided all of the equipment nec-
essary to complete the training, to include
an enclosed cargo trailer, bicycles of various
sizes, bicycle helmets and the equipment
needed to conduct a bicycle rodeo within
the community.
The sheriff's office was first offered the
opportunity after assistant County Adminis-
trator Jim Threewits attended a community
traffic safety team meeting in Okeechobee.
After meeting all of the requirements of
FDOT, the supplies were delivered to the
sheriff's office. Some of the requirements in-
cluded an eight-hour training session which
was conducted at the Holiday Inn Express.
The training was conducted by two FDOT
instructors from the University of Florida
and was attended by 10 OCSO members
and one employee of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office.
An additional requirement was that the
sheriff's office would conduct bicycle edu-
cation in the public schools from grades
three through six.
Thus far, the training has been conduct-
ed for 30 attendees of the sheriff's summer
camp.
On Tuesday, Aug.18, 11 children at the
Stepping Stones Academy, 400 S.W Fourth
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The children not only learned about gen-
eral bicycle safety, but they also learned how
to inspect a bike and the proper fitting of a
bicycle helmet.
The OCSO will be conducting this bicycle
safety training in both the public schools --
elementary and middle -- and various loca-
tions throughout the community.
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County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention
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Golf standings

This week's results from the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club:
GOLD TEES
Ist -- B. Meyer
2nd -- C. Herndon
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and Kenny Curran.
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CITY
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$1 for every $1,000 of assessed value. Many
people will be paying less taxes because
property values in the city have decreased
about 15 percent. As a result of decreased
property values, the city expects to receive
$271,000 less in property taxes.
The council also unanimously approved
the proposed budget with general fund ex-
penditures totalling $5,278,639. This is a 2.7
percent decrease from the current year's
general fund expenditures. However, overall
expenditures, which include capital projects
and the public facility improvement fund,
increased 1.8 percent to $7,235,248 due to
several capital projects and the purchase
of new radios in order to participate in the
county's new radio system.


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the site of the original Clewiston Inn. Then
the hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 changed ev-
erything and the construction of the Herbert
Hoover Dike cut off Sand Point from Lake
Okeechobee.
In the 1990s Clewiston City Commission-
er Franklin Jones, a civil engineer, enlarged
Mr. Nolan's plans.
Now, landscape architect Forest Michael
is taking these economic development plans
and throwing in the elements of water stor-
age and filtration as he strives to strike a bal-
ance between agricultural, economic devel-
opment and ecological interests.
Mr. Michael proposes forming what he
calls Lake Clewiston in the 728-acre trian-
gular shaped area bounded by Sand Point,
the Herbert Hoover Dike and the C-20 canal.
The base of the triangle would be Sand Point
and the point of the triangle would be near
the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) S-4 pumping station on the
Herbert Hoover Dike, located east of Uncle
Joe's Fish Camp.
Conceptual plans call for Lake Okeecho-
bee water to enter Lake Clewiston through
the C-21 canal, which would connect with
the "lake" between Sand Point and the area
bordered by the C-20 canal. There would be
a water control structure and an outflow on
the western end of the lake. The water from


Each city department has reduced its op-
erating budget expenditures an average of
13.2 percent.
Mr. Whitehall said that the city expected
to receive about $380,000 less in state rev-
enue in the coming year.
"I think we have put together as good a
budget as could be expected," stated Mayor


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Lake Clewiston would use existing canals
and water control structures to flow through
the Diston Island Agricultural Area into Lake
Hicpochee to help maintain the level of that
lake, and provide flood control and water
storage.
Under Mr. Michael's proposal, Sand Point
would be developed as a recreation area
with emphasis on fishing and water sports.
The two sides of the triangular shaped lake
would be developed as wildlife habitat and
would also double as water filtration areas.
Mr. Michael believes the two sides of the
lake would make a good refuge for wading
birds, as well as good fishing areas.
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Jim Kirk. He said he appreciated the work
that the council put into preparing the bud-
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tation on Saturday, Oct. 24. Community
members can support this program and
the children in Okeechobee by sponsoring,
donating a drawing item or shooting at this
event. Contact Sharon Vinson at Shared
Services at 863-462-5000 ext 257 for more
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opments in the area would rely on Mr. No-
lan's 1925 plans. The goal is for businesses
to locate in the area that would focus on the
recreation and nature study offered by Lake
Clewiston.
Mr. Michael has applied for two grants for
the City of Clewiston for a trailhead and the
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Community Calendar


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8
p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group fa-
cilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilita-
tor. For information, call 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church 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.
THURSDAY
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and join in on the fun.
All types of sewing is welcome, such as quilt-
ing, applique, embroidery, crocheting, knitting,
serging. Bring your sewing machines if you like
to sew. For more information call Belinda Boyle
at 863-357-0166 or Corry Geissinger at 863-467-
2231.
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.
Family History Center meets from 1 un-
til 5 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For informa-
tion, call The Family History Center at 863-763-

OHS boys win the

Run for the Stars

Invitational
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's cross country
team was late in arriving to compete at Thurs-
days Run for the Stars Invitational in Miami
Dade County. They weren't late at the finish
line and that is what really matters.
The Okeechobee boys team crushed the
competition as they had three kids in the top
five and five of the top 12 racers overall.
Eddie Guerrero won the race with a time
of 17:31. Adrian Leon of Okeechobee fin-
ished second with a time of 18:00. Maura
Dominguez finished fifth with a time of 18:17.
Agustin Leon finished in sixth position with a
time of 18:20. Lionel Jones finished 12th with
a time of 18:55.
Cross Country Coach Mike Schilp said his
boys ran in brutal conditions of high humidity
and 99 degrees. "Our boys got to the line and
didn't really get any respect right off the bat,"
he said. "One kid asked, what's a Chobee?"
Schilp said the boys got off to a great start
and kept up the pressure. He noted most of
the people at the finish line were astonished
that one team had so many runners finish near
the top.
"I couldn't help but smile. We went into the
meet as an unknown, but emerged as a dark
horse victory. I was very proud and that made
the drive back from Miami very easy," he said.
The girls competed hard but finished back
in the pack. Schilp said the girls had a tougher
time dealing with the heat as two girls couldn't
finish the course.


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6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for spe-
cial appointments.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has
moved to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For
information, call Monika at 801-3244 or Rocy at
610-0975.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St. For infor-
mation, 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.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin
Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave. Everyone is in-
vited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at 863-
357-6257.
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. To help support
and comfort one another after the loss of a child
through shared experience. For information call
Georgene at 863-763-2957 or Melanie and Tony
at 863-763-4149.
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 will
meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics
Anonymous will meet from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For in-
formation, call Hugh Lambert at 863-763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation
Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30 p.m. at
Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone inter-
ested may attend. For information, contact Frank
Coker at 863-467-1941.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The group is
facilitated by social workers and provides an op-
portunity for caregivers to give one another sup-
port, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S.
Parrott Ave., from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
Okeechobee County Cancer Support
Group welcomes all cancer patients, survivors
and supporters to attend, support and encour-
age each other. We meet the first Thursday of
each month at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church,
401 SW Fourth St., Okeechobee, (entrance is the
door to the W in front of church). Please contact
Susie Pickering at 863-467-5831 or First Baptist
Church at 863-763-2171 for more information.


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Local Steering Committee announces a meeting of the local FSECC Steering
Committee to which all persons are invited:

Date: October 14, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Okeechobee Health Department
1728 N.W. 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Meeting of the FSECC
Steering Committee to discuss undesignated funds for 2006, 2007 and 2008. For
more information about the meeting, for a copy of the agenda, or if special accommo-
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OKEECHOBEE Oct.
3rd-4th, 6am-8pm,
4340 Hwy. 710 East.
Misc. housegoods tools
power equip, smallboat
rv 95 toyta celica cony.
forklift tractor
Earn some extra cash.
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Fri & Sat, Oct 2 & 3,
8 am -5 pm
4031 SW 9th Way
Tools, clothes, Christmas
items, you name it
LAZY 7 Fri & Sat. Oct
2nd & 3rd, 7am-? 8451
SW 15th Lane. Indoor
Outdoor furn, HH de-
cor, Senior Care, sport-
ingmo gear, clothes,
Cams.


Aaron's Okeechobee Store
BILINGUAL RETAIL
MGR. TRAINEE
SALARY + COMM.
SUNDAYS OFF.
2yrs. college OR 2yrs Mgmt exp.
pass criminal/drug test, clean MVR,
21yrs or older, 45hr work wk,
Spanish speaking a must.
email resume
rebecca.sosaaaaronrents.com
or apply in person
2302 Hwy 441 S., 34974


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ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
2 yr. degree preferred,
advancement opportunity
available. Fax resume
to 863-763-6337
CONTRACT
ADMINISTRATOR
Experienced, excellent
computer and phone
skills, able to multi-task.
Good pay and benefits.
Email resumes to:
devansaootsvc.com
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.
Help Wanted:
Temporary positions
available at Fisheating
Creek Campground,
Palmdale, FL.
Vacancies include:
Sales/Reservation
Clerk; Maintenance;
Cleaning Personnel
Contact:
FFWCC FECWMA
863-946-1194.
Deadline 10/19/09


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TRUCK DRIVER -
Experienced, for
local sod company.
(863)467-5223
How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds




HEALTHCARE
SPECIALIST
Lincare, leading nation-
al respiratory company
seeks Healthcare Spe-
cialist. Responsibilities:
Disease Management
tPogrmm, clinical
eva uations, equipment
setup & education. Be
the doctor's eyes in the
home setting. RN, RRT,
CRT licensed as appli-
cable. Great personality
with strong work ethic
needed. Competitive
salary, benefits & ca-
reer paths. Drug Free
workplace, EOE. Please
fax resume to Angel,
863-763-5191 or call
863-763-7337

MH THERAPIST
Needed Part Time
for in-school services in
Hendry-Glades Co. Must
be licensed or license-
eligible and bilingual
(Eng/Span). For info.,
call (863)612-0728


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The Okeechobee County
Sheriffs Office
Taking Applications for
L.P.N. for the Jail

Must be professional, motivated,
self directive and confident. Competitive
compensation with comprehensive benefits
package. Must be able to work some
overtime and be available for on-call.
Pick up applications at the
Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office
at 504 N.W. 4th Street
or print an application online at
okeeshe rff.org.
Deadline for applications is
5 pm on Oct. 5, 2009.
Stionable value, such as
o m promises of guaranteed
0 p m income fsom work-at-
home programs if it
LOCK TENDERS sounds t o too good to be
Part Time 15 to 30 hrs. true, chances are that it
Locations: Okeechobee is. If you have questions
area. Must be willingto or doubts about any ad
/ork any schedule. Shifts on these pages, we ad-
5:30am-e:00pm or vise that before respond-
n:00pm-9:00pm ing or sending money
Sunday thru Saturday ahead of time, you check
Background & with the Better Business
Fingerprints are Bureau at 772-878-2010
required Call for previous complaints.
863-634-4697.
dendn Nw Some 800 and 900 tele-
OWER WASHING phone numbers may re-
NEEDED. Please call quire an extra charge, as
863-824-6736 or well as long distance toll
863-634-5405 costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
ibut occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
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yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
erhsement that is illegal
r considered fraudulent. Find it faster. Sell it sooner
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CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classifieds.



DEE'S MINOR REPAIR
& Pressure Washing
Cool Sealing, Painting,
Carpentry & Much More!
No Job Too Big or Small.
(863)467-2917
or (863)261-6425
License #5698 & 1126

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



FREE
HEARING TEST
For Senior
Citizens
Beltone
Helping the word hear better
Lic#tAS3687
863-623-3070
3268 US Hwy 441 S
Inside Winn Dixie Plaza



IACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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GREAT APARTMENTS
GREAT LANDLORDS
2BR/2BA, in town, W&D,
$800 mo. + $500 sec.
Call (863) 634-5780

OKEE., 2BR 1BA New
kitchen, bathrm., paint.
Laundry. $625/mo., $500
sec. dep. 772-215-0098
UPPER 3/2 18th Ter-
race, small pets ok,
(863)801-4415 or
60sec. 87163-0469
VIKING/PRAIRIE Effi-
Buyingcy. Very clean
$60/mthe classic. ieds. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205



KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2/1, New fir tile. Indds
Water, Elec. $800 mo.
+ sec. 863-697-6428
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classbfieds.


NEW 4/2/2 on 1/2 acre
across from lake off 441
in Okeechobee. $1200
mo. (561)301-3880
OKEE furnished, on no
access canal, Large 2br,
2ba, w/Den, C/AH, de-
tached garage w/laundry,
$750/mo + sec. 1 yr
lease. $950/mo seasonal
rate. Avail Nov 1st
(561)452-0512
OKEECHOBEE 2br, 2
bath Home $650 mo.,
$650 sec. References
required 863-763-6975

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in the classifieds


OKEECHOBEE 4br,
2ba, great neighborhood,
tile throughout, $975 &
up/mo, 1st & sec move in
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
ON CANAL, Unfurnished
2BR, 1 BA Cottage.
Florida Rm. facing wa-
ter. Carport $650 mo. +
sec. Water & Yard
Main. Included.
772-794-2438 or
772-538-8183
VIKING 3/2 house,
barn, fence, 1.25 acres.
$800 mo. (561)718-1212
or 863-763-3631




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RANCH 780 ACRES,
10" well, 1.5 ml. paved
rd. Call John, The Tuck-
er Group 863-357-8769



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



OKEECHOBEE 5 acres,
$49,000; $2,000 down.
Owner financing. Zoned
Mobile Home or House.
DIXIE RANCH -
I Acre lots. $29,000;
$300 down. Owner fi-
nancing. 863-763-5626
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the dassi-
fieds and make your
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September 30, 2009


Recently Foreclosed,
Special Financing Avail.,
Any Credit, Any Income
Viking Estates, Two 1.25
Acre Vacant Lots, located
at, 20809 & 20861 NW
248th St., Okeechobee.
Visit -
www.roseland-
co.com/7Wl Drive by
then call (866) 957-4918.

VIKING LOTS, $5,900
Dry, 11/4 ac lots, price
covers all costs. Call
Don 954-290-0861







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BHR RVs for Rent,
starting $300-$500 &
1BR/1BA Cabin, 55+
park, seasonal or year-
ly. 1st month's rent
free! (863)763-7164

FOR RENT: 2/1 apt.
Newly remodeled. 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on beautiful ranch.
Water, trash & lawn
maintenance included.
NO PETS! Move in spe-
cial. M-F $495/mo. Call
(863)467-2982

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your used items by
selling them in the
classifieds.

Rentals 3BR 2BA $850
mo. & 1BR IBA $585
mo. (863)763-2098 or
(863)610-1386




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

BHR Dbl. Wide MH, on
Canal to Lake. 85x195
corner lot. 3/2 w/3 out
bldgs. (863)467-0255

CLAYTON MODEL 2006
- 2br, 2ba, approx 1200
sf, very spacious, all ex-
tras, incdding Ig master
bath, walk in closet, Ask-
ing $35,000, Ready to
Move (561)755-1538

DBL WIDE MH 2br,
2ba, 1200 sf. Must be
moved (863)763-3631 or
(561)718-1212

DW MH renovated,
4BR/2.5BA, 1800 sq. ft.,
fenced 1/2 acre lot,
screened porch, shed,
Pioneer Estate area, Price
Reduced $89,000. Bank
finance avail.
(863)610-1600

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declassified.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINEIEENH JUDICIAL
IRCurT cI AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PIROBAE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-174

In re Estate of
ToMnOY MONROE LnGHTSEn
a/k/a TIMOTHY M. LIGHTSEY,
Decoeadu

(Summary Adminisation)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
YOU ar hereby noted that an
Orde, Detemining Homestead Sta-
Summary Admilstaton has ben
enteed in the Estate of TIMOTHY
MONROE uGHTSEV, aika TIMOTHY
M. LIGHTSEY Deeased, Fle Num-
ber 2009-0CP-174, by the Circuit
Curt for Okeechobee Couny,, Ro0
da, Probate ivison the addre of
whih 312 N.W. rd Street, Suite
101, Oeechobee, Florida 34972;
that the decedent date of death
was Deemb, t18, 2007; that the to-
tal estate connssts of exempt home-
stead real property and exempt
penoail property, that the eamrs
and addesses of those to wheo it
has been assigned by such order

STEWART R. UGHT 700 N.E.
4h Steet, Okeechobee, ori0d
34972
MARY K. LIGHTS 700 N.E. 4th
Stoeet, Okeehoe, Floida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and


other persons hingclams or de-
mands against decedent's estate o
whom a copy of this notice is sered
witNn three monte after the da te of
the firstpublicatin of this notce

an Heni Sainshol o aims I, I
must file teir dams with this Court
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
THE LAW.
All other credits of the decadent
and pens having dlams or de-
mande against the estate of the de-
cedent mhust file their caim with the
Court AFTER 1TE DATE OF 20 E
FIRST PUBLICATION OF Ti NO-
TICE WITHIN THE TIME PEIOD
PROVIDED BY THE LAW ALL
CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED AND ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
TIME OF DEATH WILL BE BARRED
FOREVER.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is September 23, 20W9.

Stewart R, Lmhiey
O e hobee, Flrda 34972
Attorney for Person Gvng Notce:
CONELY a CON ELY, IA.
PosMt Ofi e Dmwer 1367
Okeechbee, loreda 34973
Tom W. Conely, I e
eFloa Bar NO, 09642
333759 ON 9/23,30/2009


NOTICE!
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE Is herby given that the
undersgned, pursuant to the "Fi-
tious Name stature," will register
with Florida Departmeht of State, Di-
vision of Cporations the fictious
name, to-WiAt:
under whit we pect to "age in
business at:t .
2793 SE 18th Terrace
Okeechbee, FL 34974
in the Ciy of Okeechobee/County of
Okeechopee, Honda.
That the parties interested in said
Richa"d Doss
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeecrhoae
County, Modida, this the 28th day of
September, 2009.
BY: Richard Doss 3i
334839 ON 9/3O/09


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
REQUEST FOR APPFFORDABLE RENTAL NOOSING
DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
Quified entire ae n iited to bmit proposals to develop rental housing
on a se currently oned by Okehobee County, eto be oed and a-
aged by the developers. TOtal funding available fiom the County HHRP pro
gram s approximately 531,000, plus the and Constnuton must be
Mmplete by June 30 2010 Oupan of the rental units must be by
ow/moderate Incomne homehoid at affordable rates as determined by
HUD,P , i

Proposals must be received at the Okeechbee Conty Administators Of-
ie, 312 N. W. 3rd Street, Okeedobee, FL 34972, by 1:45 p.m. on Octo-
ber 21, 2009, For additona informabon and ins. ttns, call Deborah
Belcaher of R is Planning and Deelopment SeoRices l, nHHRP Ad-
minstrato for Oraehobee County, at 850-893-0694.
334685 ON 9/30/09

REQUEST FOR BIR O(P ) NO. 6000000291
PACRKINGAM SLOUGH EAST LEVEE, POL COUNTY, ORIDA
SProcurement Department of the South ori0d Water Management Ds
triet B-l Building, 3301 Gun 0 ub Road. West Palm Beach, onda 33406,
wil reee sealed bids on Otoer 28, 2009 up to 2:30 p.m. opening time,
at wch timely submitted bi wll be opened and publicly read, OtNis pro-
Tact isf birg thei aeea. tereIinmiteoasoh o isping themZdfh
matereal in the spoil mounds a Identted on lie plans; then a=ning the
breaches with rod ip-rap and .,ncrete interlong mats as Indicated on
the engineering plans.
An OPTIONAL PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held for l interested respen.
dents on October 13, 2009,10:O00AM, at the site. Take -95/FL Turnapike t
SR 60 w esto Rier Patch U" a th" iLakeKsnmee at
Pump Station on RiVer PRamh Bvd. whd intess 1 w.hith HihKay 6 For t
disatefle Sal1010000
direotions call (561) 307-4457.
AI bids must conform to the instrucio in the RFB. Interested respoI-
dents may obtain a of e cpeteoRFB (1 at the aboe address
12) by downloading Wte sioltao 0 0oour wese at w.swmd.gov,;
3) by callil 561 6t2-2715; or (4 by lling the 2-hour BID HOTLINE
800) 472-290. the pubic 0 s iend to atend Ie idop g. Fater
33458iOn 9/0/0 te 0 th soictaton Sano obtned on our web



PUBLIC NOTICE
te O e County Board of CntyCommissoners will hld itReg
lar Session on Thursday, October 8, 209 at 9:00 a.m at the Health De-
paritment Auditdorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechohe, Florda.
Any pen deciding to apple any decision made by the Boarid of Courn
Commisone with respect to any matter losdered at this meeting all
need a record of the poeedings, and that, tfor such purpose, he or she
wl need to ensure th a verbatim record of suc proceedings is made,
which record shall include the testiany a-d evidee upon which the ap
peal to be based.

statute 286.26, eransons with dlsablits needing eal aommoednation to
participate in the proceeding shaud contact Paula Poskon, no later than
two (2i worng days pror to the praeeding at 0863-763559 or
863-763-2131 exE 2100 If u7 are heaon i impaired, callo TDO
1-800-222-44 (voice) _or 447-5620 0Y).
Of Betsr., Chainean
ooard of County Comm one
Okeechobee County, Forida
bsaron Robertson `eik
oard of County omi.moners
Okeechobee County, Floda
334772 ON 9/3W/09


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INVITATION TO BID
RM OO 0 2
CATTLE GRAZING LEASE AGREEMENT
nhe South orda water ManEagement Disict wil receive sealed bi
Iugh the Procurement Office, 2nd Foor, Buding, 3301 Gun Oui
oad Wet Palm Beach, Floda, 33406, for the purple of a catlegra
Ig ilaslaed In Okteehobee Counte, Cocda on Otober 16, 2009 a
30 P.M. loal smo, at which time bids wil be opened and pulNily read.

Ssifte visit wll be held at theproperty 3 miles north on NW 0th St.
)keechooee County, Floida, on Otober 1, 2009 at 9:O00 AM. All bi
nust conform to the instuions in the Request for Bids and include
sropedy eeuted Bid Form and Compliance Dleosdre Form.
toictatlen documents will be available Seterber 9, 2009 in e
,FWMD Procurement Office, at te above address, by callii
561 682-6391. Interested bldden may aim nii the 24-hour BID HOT
I NE 800-472-5290, The public is invited to atend the RF opening
Information aon the atas of this solfcitation an be obtained A
ur waeb site ash dofna. The mlistationa be downloaded
or the Distr..t web ste: do listed on the cuet solcitatioi
lendaa FEr more Ipformatin, please contact Lindd Gren Sonaid
contractt SpedalisAtt561 682-63r96.
Legal Despton
OF10E-007
Sparcel of land in Sactos 19,22,21,28,29,30,31,32,33 and 34, Townshii
6 South, Range eJ
ast, Okeechotee County, Hoda, described as follows:
01 of said Sections 19,30 and 31.
together with:
I of ald Sectons 29 and 32 LESS and EXCEPT The Right-of-Way for NV
Oh Drive (70 feet in width)
rllgther with:
zi otmd Section 20 lying Southwesterly of the cerntedrfine of Taylort Creel
0SS and EXCEPT othe Right-of-Way for NW SOth Drive (70 feet In width).
ro9ether with:
iioIflaid Sections 21 and 28 lying Westerly of the centeriie of Taoo
other with:.
Sof said Section 33 lying North and East of NW 50th Dive and South
terly of the nteriie of Taylor Creek.
toger with:
'at pat of S Ri n 34, Township 36 South, Range 35 East, lying Norn
ifNW 50th Odrve (7O
eet in width and West of State Road 15 (U.S. Highway #441) and South
esterly of the entidine of Tay ior Creek.
ontahing 4,734.93 acres, moe or less.
SS HOWEVEm, frsn the above desrbed parcel of land, the tfollowini
two (2) parcels of
and:
,rcld I
that certain parcel of land in 5D Contrasct OC13477-A02, Exhibit -B
ieribed as containing 70 acres more or le. Said parel ow k a
he Hydromenta Okeehomee ATS Site" described by Mr. Ted Phillips PS
SPH in Project No. 050054 File NO, 050054-ATS-LGL dated 6/12/06
re de option Fholl noing is copied from Mn Phllips deawing. The berln
id n this desrdptios do t relate to any of the other trlts in tNs de
idPon. The Tract No. was added for the purposes of this lease. Tact No
tF100-008
'arcel 2
ract HF100-002 as described in South Florida Water Manageement Distorc
SFWMD Lease No. L040986. The beating used in this deriptions de
lot elateto any of the other tracts ta this det r ptian.
rract No. HF100-002
parcel of land located in Secos 33 and 34, Township 36 South Rani
I East, Okeelob County, orIdda. Bouneld on the East by 2 dlfle
it-of-way of Taylor Creed as recorded in OHical Reeordd Book 73, PaT
15 of the Public Records of said county, aand by the West right-of-way i
f Stable Road I (U.S. Highway 441); bounded on the South and West bt
he Northeaserly dghtof-way ine of Northwest 5th Dre (Hilllard Road)
md bounded on the North by the followig descbed ine;
ommendng at the Northwest Come of sid Setion33, Township 3o
outh, Range 35 Easlt; th Soth h 02o04' 12" West along the Wtst .ie
f said Sct0n 33, a distance of 615.52 f to the Nordtheaey ght-o
ay line of Not est 50th D0ve (Hilird Road); thence Southeaster
)ong a cuee n to the Notbeast having a adis of 50.75 feet,
tntral angle of 2641l '44 an arc length ohf277.l feet; then S00
'331 '13 East a distance of 1229,91 feet to a curve cona ve tot
cuthwest thetnce Southeastedy alono mid ce having a radius oa
56.87 feet, a entrl angle of 4632'22' an arc length, of 289.87 feet
he POINT OF BEGINNING:
hence South 7o20'40" East a distance 03252.20 feet to the said right
f-ay of Taydr Creeoka.
ntaninog 207.75 acres, more or le,
e abe descrotbedparel of Land. (Teract No. HIOE-007) contain
1,513.06.acres more or less.
32567 ON 9/9,30;10/4/W09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR OKCHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO, 2009-Ce-178
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID CARSON WILLIAMS


The amin0s odn of the este of
DAVID IARSO WLdLA d
doge of dethe Auut1,20.009, ipenda
ing f the Ciit Court for Okeehoee
CoontS Hom Pohbate fesen, te
addre;s of which is 312 N.W, 3rd
Suite 101, Oeehdbee, loda 34972.
The 0a00 an adds 00 her
fal 00000000 sad 0 r0000
0senta0s aoeae st forts b0 .
Scredits ofe edent and other
'a'ERn ,ee e~a ez Fon wo r.
copy of this notice is served within eatee
ons ate the dat no No ftripbr
0o0 thi 0001 mue s ie ther
,cai oth Bis Court 0WITHN THE
LATER OF THREE MONm S AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIUST PUBLICAo
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
All other creditor of the decedent and

a7ans th es-t af th decadent nlust
fleter cais with this c"urt WITHN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
HLED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
GEFORTH IN SECTION 733M702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
WHS'TANDING THE T'IE
PERIOD SET FO. ABOVE, ANY


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CAM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER TTHE nECENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first pubao of th0 s
notce is: Septembe 30, 2009.
David H. Willeaml
P.O. BIB! 13o9
Ikehbe F=Ida Z47
COMELY & CONEY
con maco eal' Fmoods t

Po oce Drawer 1367
Okeehobee, FlOrida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
nto W. di nly, tT1
Flrada Bar #096482
mcdooooe
Attorney for Penl Re ssstae
333996 ON 9/30;10/7/09

LEAL NOIC
Public Aucdo will be held at Johns
Towing Salle stoge lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
cohee Florda 34972 on O" TOBER
16, 2019' at 9:00 A.M. Pu nt to
orda omtatute 713.78 for unopateid
towing and stoge changes. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.

2000 Buick park AvAenue
VIN#I1G4CW52K8Y4219537
Terms of mle a. ash and o
chea wll be accepd. Seler re-
s the orht of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE NALU NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADE0 Said automobiles
will be sold in 'As Is" condition with
nouaranteeS.
3344 ON 09/30/09

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the dassifieds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURl
OF THE NINETiEEmNTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUTIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNmY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2001 DR 58S
DiviAsion: Family
Eduara Anselmo,
Petitioner/Weie,
ad
Antenio Arellano,
RespondentH ausand.
NOICE OF ACTION MOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Antninot i Areeland
(Address Is Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are requd to "m a copy of
your written defen any, to it on
Steven Dipler R A,, iwhoae Waddres
is 817 S. Unierity Drive, Suite 122,
plntahan, toida 33324 on or be-
fore 30 days from ST. 30, 2009
and file the original with the clerk
tNs Court at oida, boe sece
on Petiter or immediately thereoaf-
ter. If -/ou ail to dd so, a Sofault
may be entered Against rue for
the relief demanded In the petl-
Copes of all court documents
in this case Including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. Yo, may
ree these documents upon
request.
m eae asalmfaas
aYou must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Courts office notified
of your rrent adds. (Youa
may file NOtie of Curent Ad-
dress, 0110 Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law
FoC 12.915) Future papers In
this ait wll be mal hed sto the
address on record at the cleWs
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285 Flor-
da Family Law RUles Mof Proe-
dum, aaquiaes certain automatic
discsue of doments and In-
formalon. Failure t comply can
result in sanctions, ithesdinl
dismil o stiaing of plead-

Dated: 9/22/2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/S/Kathy Arnold
Deputy Clerk
334819 ON 9/30;10/7,14,21/39

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CRCIdr, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE cOUNTY,
FLORIDA,
CASE No. 47-2009-A0495
SEA COAST NATIONAL BANK,
PHaintif
ABNEY SP,]OHNW., metal ,
Deendants

TO: JOHN W ABNEY SR.
3709 N 17TH kve
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHN W. AnE, So
3709 NW 17TH AVE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AND TO: All perso declaiming an In-
terest by, through, under, or gains
the aforeaimd Defenodant(s)
YOU ARE HEREBy NOTIFIED that
an acon to foreclose a mortgage on
the folloiwng do ibed pmope o-
cated In Okeethobee county, F-
da:
Lot 8, lock of BASSWOOD
INCORPORATED, acordinl to
the Oat thereof as recorded
Plat Book 3, Page(sI) 22, of the
Publc Records of Oe
Couonty, Fmomda.
has been filed against you, an you
are required to serve a copy of your
wonten defenes, W any, to this ac-
tio, on Geeeaspoon Mader,
PA., Default Deparment, Atos-
neYR for einldff, woste addessa
is Trade Centre SoGth Suoe
700, 100 West Cpess Creek
Roa Lade0le0, FI
33309, and the file original with the
Olerk whin 30 days after the first
pubication of this notice, othewse
a default and a judgment may fe
entered against you for the repli de-
manded in the Comaint.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF
SAID COURT on this 23d day of
September, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By: LUnda E You
Asputy Cler
Copy furnished to:
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendan wm snt to
the above-named Defiendoa(s) at
the last known address.
This Is an attempt hto sloit a
debt. 10y information obtained
will be med for that purpea.
2d54400O320)Id 0
33790 ON 9/3o,10/7/09


IN THE CIRCU.. COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2OO9-CA-SSI
RUSSAIIS RANCH, LMo.
Cueto
1C. WAGEN and N.M. LETTS, and
each of the foregoing, who are not
known to be alte or deceased, and if
deceased, the ir unknown bei, det-
see, gntees, creditors and all oth-
er parties claiming by, through,
under or against them or either of
them,
Defeedats.


TO: J.C. Wagen, address unknown
Na.M Letts adde unknown
and each of the foregoing, wh am
not known to he alive or deceased,
and I0t deceased, their, unkhnown
heirs, devilees, grantees, credit.
andl all other paies laiming by,n
through, under or against tem or e0-
ther of them.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a a aon to Quiet Ttle on the
follinges ribed property in OkeeT
chobee County, Florida, to-wit:
A N rel of land ing in the
No east 1/4 of e South-
west 1/4 of Section 220 Town-
ship 33 South, Range 35 East,
Okeechbee County, FloPda,
being mor partoidulay d-
scioed as follows
Comment at the South-
...r ", es Nodth-
east 1/4 of the Soutohwest 1/4
of Section 22, bear North
O26%7" Wet along the
west line of the Northeast 1/4
of the Southwest 1/4 of S-
tion 22, a distanse of 646.36
feet to the Intersectdon with
the North right-of-way of
Osowa Road and the POINT
OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue North
002607' West, along the
mid West BIn, of the Northst
1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of
Seoion 22, a distance of
711.68 feet;
Thence bear North 9-43'52"
Eat a distane of 308.33

Thence bear South 0016'57"
East to the ie on with
the North right-of-way of
Osowaw Road, a distance of
509.96 feet;
Thence bear South 56022'15"
West, along the North idlght-
of-may of sowaw Rod, a
distant` of 366.82 feet to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.
has been filed against you and you
ae required to _e a py of your
wtten defenses, If any, to it on TOM
W. CONELY, III, of CONELY & CONE-
L, PA., wose addr is Post Of-
ice Drawer 1367, Okeechee,
Fo0da 34973-1367, and file the
orail with the Clerk of the above
styled Court within 30 days of arst
publication; ed" ewise a Judgent
may be entered against U for the
elief demanded in e Complaint
WITAEW my hand and the seal
of said Court on Setmer 9,2O 9
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerl, of Said Court
By: Bea Roddguez
Deputy Clerk
033320 ON 9/16,23,30; 10/ee9

IN THE CRCUIr COURT OF T1E
19TH JUDICIAL RCIT, IN
AND FOR OnKEEaCOE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 47-20 CA-000374
NATIONAL CY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGE TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
VP.LAINTIFF

EDWARD R. JONES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EWARD R. JONES, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HMREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
IMOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVICES GRANTEES OR OTHER
CL IANTS; CHAnSE ANK USA
N.A.; OHN DOE AND JANE DOEAS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANT(S)

FORECbDOSRESA-E
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENpurs
ant to an Order Granting the Motion
to Reset Fo" lo" e Sae dated
9/1/2009, entered in CivOil Case No.
47-2008-CA-001374 of the Circit
Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in
and r OKEECHOBEE County, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FRoda, I twil sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2nd
FLOOR, at OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL


CENTER, 312 Northwest 3td St
Okeeehbee, doIda, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 7th day of Oobe-0 2009 the
0oloig dessated p0etam 00
forth In aid Sum00 ry Ia C edt-
menrt, to-wit:
LOT 89 TREASURE ISLAND
U ZIT Ni. 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 39,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKNEEo
CHOMEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1981 ULB
ERTY SINGLE-WIDE MeOBIE
NOME VIN#10L13005
Anyperson claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sle. if any.
other than the property owner as of
the date of th lis pendens, must file
a daim within 6O days ate the ale
Dated this 1st day of Sept., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON



THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, RA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Sure 4oo
Plantatn, FL 33324-3920
0154)233-8000
B13547 NCM

DISABeLITIS ACT OF IM
In aorda with the Amenca
With Disabilitkes Act, persons need-
in a speal a ommoddation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administraon later
than seven days prior to the prun
ceeding at 250 NW Country cub
00ve Port St. L BEie FL 3490 6 or
ca 1 -772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appea If you
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1-00-955-8771. If you are voie i
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via eFlori
da Relay Service,
333948 ON 9/23,30/09

IN MTE CIRCUIT COU.r OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-180
In re: Estate of
MYRTLE CLOIS PURVIS,
a/k/a MYRTLE C. PURVS,
Deceased


The administratkon of the morae of
MYRTLE CLOIS PURVIS, a/k/a MYR-
TLE C. PURVIS, deceased, date of
death July 18, 2009, is Pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Forde, Probate Division,
The addes of which Is 312 N.W. 3rd
oStreet, 0Sue 101, Okeechobee, Cod
da 34972. The personal representa-
tes and the pe" nal
representative attorney names ae
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
thr paens having claimed or dS
add aair heatis state on
whom a copy of this notice Is re-
0uired to be ed mus ile their
laim with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFIE THE
TIME OF TE n FRST 0PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other credltoom of the decedent
a persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
ncedeht must file their caims with
ths court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER iHE DATE OF iaE FsiST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL Y AMS NOT FILED w Te-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA SrAT-
E WDITL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NO'ITfSTANDING 1TE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED MWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE*
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARD.
The trst publication of this notice
i Septehouber 30, 2009.
Malcolm Harden
Pe I Repesentatie
2035 N.W. 35th Street
Ocala, oriod 34475
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Pos Office Deawer 1367
Okeechobee, FRoeda 34973-1367
M863o763-3825
Bymtr Conely tIII
Flddda Bar #096482
Attorney for PersOnal Representatve
334842 ON 9/30;10/7/09


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September 30, 2009


IN TE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL. CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 200C000673CA
INDYMAC FEDERAL BeANr FS,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO IN-
DYMAC BANK, FS8
Plain ti,
VS.
NICOLE SAINT-FELIX UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NICOLE INFELI;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN PO&-
ESION OF THE SU BJECT PROP-
ERT;
Defendants.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduli
Foreclosure Sale dared 9/15/200
and entered in Case No,
200, CA0673CA, of the Circuit
Court of the 19TI Judial CIruit
in and for OKEECHOBEE County
:Iorida. INDYMAC FEDERAL
AN&KFSB, SUCCESSOR IN IN-
E T TO INDYMAC BANK, FSB
is Plaintiff and NICOLE SAINTFE-
LIX; UNKNOWN SPOU OF NI-
PERSON(S) IN OBSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are de-
fendants. I will sel to the highest
and best bidder for cash The Jury
Assembly Room 2nd Hoo, Of
The Okeehobee County Judicial
Center, 312, N. 3rd SNreeF
Okeechbee, Florida 349 At 31
Northwest Third Street; Okeecto-
bee In Okeechobee County Flo-
da, at 11:00 a.m. on this 14th
day of October 2009, The follow-
ing derived property as set
forth In sad Fina Judgment, to

PARCEL 4
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT
6, SECTION 36, TOWNShIP
34 SOUVI, RANGE 33 EAST,

3A-D, INCLUSIVE OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUB-
LIC RECORDS. SUBJECT TO
AN EASEMENT OF TtE
SOUTH 30 FEET THEREOF
FOR ROAD AND DRAINAGE
PURPOSES.
A person caimig an inter in
the rpls from e sale, if any,
her than the sr owner as
of the daer of tZe is pendens but
file a dam within 60 days after
Dated this 17th day of Sept.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As aerk of said Court
By: unda F. You
As Deputy Clerk
Ths notce is provided pusant
to Adminstative Order No.2,065.
n accordance wbth the Americans
with Disablities Act, If you are a
person with a dsability who needs
any accomrnodathcn in order to
partcipate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to
prouisons of certain assistace.
lease contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 250 NW County Cub
Dre, Port St. iude, Flodda
3496, Phone No (772)807-4370
wiin 2 worbng days of your re-
eipt ofthisnotce or pleading, if
you are heading impaired, ca11
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8770 (qV) (Via Flotda
Ray Servtes).
Kahane & Associates, RA.
Plantation, FL 33124
Telephone (954 382-3486
Telefacsmile: (95 32- 530
334021 ON 9/23,30/09
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Roaida Departeent of
Tanporaetion Project
Bids will be received by the Tallah%-
ee Office until 10:30 ATM, on
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, for
Proposal ID T1363 A Cetfica=on
of Qualifabion is not required for
this Sidewalk project on SW 9om
Street SW llth AVE and SW 7Th
AVE in Oleerhobee County, Budget
Estimate $230,769.00. Coplete
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IN THE aRCU COURT OFTHE
NIETEENTH JUDICIAL
aRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
kASE NO. 2009-CP-173
In re: Estate of
RTH EDITH LEWIS
a/k/a RUTH E. LEWIS


The administration of the estate of
RUTH EDITH LEWIS a /k/a RUTH E.
LEWIS deceased, date of death Au-
gust 24 2009, is pending in the-

dress of whch is 312 N.W. 3d
Street, Sute 101, Okeechobee, Flori
da 34972 The personal repMresenta-
ive's and the personal
represented's attorney names are
set forth belo.
All creditor of the decedent and
their persons having claims or de-
ands against decedent estate on

LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFR THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER TE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO
All other creditors of the decedenta
andpers having clams or de-

this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
MTER THE DAE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIg S NOT FILED WoTf-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
TES WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHISTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The firs publion of this notice
is September 23, 2009.
Roberdt S. Johnsron
Personal Renlresentatre
OkeRhobee, Rondo 34972
CONELY CNELY, P.A.
Post offe Drawer 1367 e
Okeehoee Fledda 34973-T367
: Tom Conely III


IN THE aRCUIT COURT OF THE
NIETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITM AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-Cp-172
In re: Estate of
MARY FRANCES DIEON,
Decsased

The adminrstrateion of the estate of
MARY FRANCES DIXON deceased
date of death Apl 1, 2008, s
pending in =he Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Divison, the adde of which is 312
NW. 3rd Steet Suito0, Oke-
chobee, Flrida 54972. The personal
representative's and fhe personal
repsntt atoe ames are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other person having claim or de-
.and. against decedent's es-ate on
whom a ropy of this notkc is re-
uireJ to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF TE FIRS.r PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF 1TIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other cedito of the decedent
andpe s having claims o de-
mandsagainst the estate of the de-
cedent must file their daims with
this court WMnIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF ME FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORMH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NO'W ITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER TME DE-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publicaton of this notce
Is September 23, 2Zo9.
Persnal Repentate
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post offie Drawer 1367
Okehobee Florida 34973-1367
By: Tom Conrey l
Florida Bar A096482
Atorey for Pearsoal Reprentatie
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