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Vol. 100 No. 129


EECHOBEE NEWS


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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Trial under way for man
accused of armed robbery
.... Page 3

Index
Classifieds 22-26
Community Events...................... 6
Crossword 5
Obituaries.. ....... ..... .. ...... .6
Opinion 5
Speak Out 4
Sports ....... ..... ........ 19,21,26
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FDOT considers S.R. 710 bypass
By Pete Gawda The county has planned an protected species habitats, the
Okeechobee News Map of proposed bypass industrial park along the eastern OUA treatment plant and subdivi
side of the airport property, and sions were avoided.
One day it may be possible for routes ... see Page 13 the proposed bypass would pro- The study came up with sev-
travelers goin north on S.R. 710 a public meeting was held at the vide access to that industrial park eral possible 300-foot wide cor
to coninuenortward on U.S. 441Okeechobee County Civic Center The proposed extension would riders. This is a little more than
without going through downtown on Oct. 22 to inform the public of also greatly expedite emergency twice as wide as the road right of
Okeechobee. the work done so far and to solicit evacuation of Florida's east coast. way would need to be. These pre-
The Florida Department of public comments on the project. People who remember the traf- liminary corridors were developed
Transportation (FDOT) is currently Such a bypass is being consid- fic jams at U.S. 441 and S.R. 70 using roadway design criteria for a
studying the possibility of building ered to relieve ...- i. at the during the evacuations before the 50 mile per hour speed limit.
a bypass road that would extend intersection of 44 .nd S.R. hurricanes of 2004 and 2005 can The various proposed corridors
S.R. 710 to connect with U.S. 441 70. There is limited right of way for certainly attest to the need for a were evaluated using such criteria
north of the downtown area. expansion at this intersection. As bypass road.
FDOT is working on a project the population increases, that in- The PD&E considered several as social impacts, physical im-
development and environment tersection is predicted to become possible routes for the bypass pacts, natural impacts and costs.
(PD&E) study. As part of that study, more congested. Certain areas such as wetlands, See FDOT Page 12


DUI mes:
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Renee Napier got the news
no parent wants to hear: her
daughter had been killed by a
Since that
2002 tragedy,
she has gone
around the
state, talking
to groups of
young people,
trying to make
sure their par- Renee Napier
ents don't get
the same news.
Mrs. Napier visited Okeecho
bee High School Tuesday with
the vehicle her daughter, Mea-
gan, was killed in, to drive home
the message, to not drink and
drive.
"It is important to talk to
young people. They want to do
the right thing. I've been told 15
young people have died from
Okeechobee in the past three
See DUI Page 12


sage may hit home Local woman's
death believed
to be from H1N1


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jonathan Hudoff and other OHS students look at the vehicle
involved in the Gulfbreeze crash.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The death of a 47-year-old
Okeechobee woman is believed
to be Okeechobee County's first
H1N1 fatality.
A press release from the
Okeechobee County Health De-
partment stated that a 47 year
old female resident of this county
died over the weekend at Lawn-
wood Regional Medical Center in
Ft. Pierce. The suspected cause
of death is HIN1. However, posi-
tive confirmation of HIN1 through
testing is not expected until later in
the week.
As of 12 p.m., Oct. 20 the Florida
State Health Department reported
132 confirmed deaths from HIN1
scattered over 32 of Florida's 67
counties.
The state does not have enough
vaccine for everyone who would
like to be vaccinated. It comes in
See H1N1 Page 12


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October 28, 2009







Trial under way for man accused of armed robbery


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Aug. 13, 2007, started off just like any oth-
er work day for Alma Aguilera. But, shortly
after 3 p.m. the day became one of shear
terror for the La Mexicana
Supermarket clerk.
Assistant State Attorney
Donald Richardson told a
six-member jury Tuesday
afternoon, Oct. 27, how
two men entered the store
on S.R. 70 W and took
cash, cigarettes and watch-
es. Juan Meras, who is ac- Juan
caused of being one of those Meras
men, sat stone-faced at the
defense table and listened to the prosecutor
make his opening statement.
Meras, now 25, could face a maximum


sentence of life in prison if found guilty on
charges of armed robbery with a deadly
weapon while masked and burglary of a
structure while armed.
Two other men who helped carry out
the brazen daylight robbery are currently
awaiting sentencing. A fourth member of
the group, Erica Ochoa, is currently serving
a six-year prison sentence.
Guage John Gonzalez, now 17, entered
his guilty plea to charges of robbery with
a firearm and burglary of a structure while
armed on Aug. 3. According to court re-
cords, he is slated for sentencing on Nov. 9
and is facing a possible life sentence.
On June 23, 2008, Kholt Thomas Gopher,
20, entered a plea of no contest to charges of
robbery with a deadly weapon while wear-
ing a mask and burglary of an occupied
structure while armed. He is awaiting sen-


Okeechobee Arrest Report
The following individuals were arrested Amanda Marie Dean, 21, S.E. 24th St.,
on felony or driving under the influence Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Officer
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County Scott Morgan on a charge of possession of a
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee controlled substance without a prescription.
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida Her bond was set at $5,000.
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Joel Santiago, 27, N.E. 131st Lane,
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 22 by Detec-
or the Department of Corrections (DOC). tive Jack Hill on a felony charge of dealing in
Daniel Anthony Harris, 23, Okeecho- stolen property. He was also arrested on a
bee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy Patricia misdemeanor charge of petit theft. His bond
Massung on an Okeechobee County war- was set at $1,250.
rant charging him with violation of proba- Dewey Alton Lightsey, 33, Okeecho-
tion possession of cocaine. He is being bee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Detective Jack
held without bond. Hill on a felony charge of dealing in stolen
Terell Hardy, 17, Bayfront Drive, Boyn- property. He was also arrested on a misde-
ton Beach, was arrested Oct. 23 by Deputy meanor charge of petit theft. His bond was
Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County set at $5,500.
warrant charging him with failure to appear Michael David Porter, 55, S.W 35th
- battery on detention or commitment facil- Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26
ity staff. He is being held without bond. by Deputy Corporal Timothy A. Higgins on
Garrett Fowler, 19, N.E. llth Court, a charge of driving under the influence. His
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Dep- bond was set at $1,500.
uty Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee Ricardo Cardenas, 30, U.S. 441 N.,
County warrant charging him with viola- Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by Depu-
tion of probation grand theft motor vehicle ty Sarah Green on charges of battery with a
(two counts) and violation of probation deadly weapon (domestic) and false impris-
- burglary of a structure. He is being held onment. His bond was set at $17,500.
without bond. This column lists arrests and not convic-
Regina Ann Whitehead, 34, S.W. 11th tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 26 by here who is later found innocent or has had
Sergeant Russell Cale on a Lake County war- the charges against them dropped is wel-
rant charging her with grand theft. Her bond come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
was set at $5,000. mation will be confirmed and printed.

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tencing and could face a maximum prison "She was very scared, shaking and cry-
sentence of 30 years. ing," testified Deputy Kibler of the clerk.
Ochoa entered into a plea deal with the She w v
state and on April 13, 2009, was found guilty he was very dstaught."
of armed robbery by Circuit Court Judge The four were later arrested at a home on
Lawrence Mirman. Following her prison the Brighton Reservation and the guns used
stint, Ochoa will serve 10 years on proba- in the robbery were also found in the home,
tion.
Mr. Richardson told the jury that Meras stated a report by OCSO Detective Rosemary
was armed with an AK-47 assault rifle when Farless.
he entered the La Mexicana store with Gon- The trial will continue Wednesday morn-
zalez, who was armed with a shotgun. The ing, Oct. 28, and it is anticipated that Gonza-
prosecutor went on to say that while Meras
was demanding that Ms. Aguilera, now 23, lez will testify against Meras.
give him the cash from the store's cash reg- Meras is being defended by Okeechobee
ister Gonzalez laughed at her. attorney John Cook.
Meras then broke a small display case
and both he and Gonzalez removed the 1
watches from the broken case and left the
store with $460 in cash, said Mr. Richardson. I| LAW OFFICES OF
Once outside the two men got into a black RUSH LAWSON, L.
Mazda four-door automobile that was being
driven by Gopher.
Ochoa, explained Mr. Richardson, en- Aau A
tered the store first to see who else was
working and if anyone else was in the store. Hable Con Su Abogado En Espaiol
Once she found that Ms. Aguilerawas alone,
she left. Meras and Gonzalez then entered 100 SE 8th Ave. Okeechobee
the store a short time later, continued the (SR 70 at SE 8thAve)
prosecutor.
After the men left, Ms. Aguilera called (863) 824-6701
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Public Forum/Speak Out


OPINION


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


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

Donations
What is going on with people in front
of the stores asking for money? Do the stores
check them out at all?
My husband said today that we needed
to get us a chair and a box and start asking
for donations. I get so tired of those people.
I know that some really need money but it
seems that every week end they are there.
There are only a few that we will give to and
the rest we just ignore.

Fire department
Someone collecting for the fireman's
fund. They said they were collecting money
for a burn fund to help those that have lost
their house after a fire. I told him that our lo-
cal Red Cross helps the citizens of Okeecho-
bee with housing after a fire. He told me
he was collecting for the state fund. To the
best of my knowledge no one in Okeecho-
bee has or will benefit from this. If you want
to help people in our community after they
have lost their home to a fire; please make
donations to our local Red Cross, that is who
helps our citizens when they are in need.
The local fire departments and police
departments have nothing to do with the
groups that call and ask for donations. Even
the legal ones are really a rip off because
about 90 percent of what they collect goes
to "administrative" expenses. In my opinion,
it's better to give to charities that you know.

Health care
Excuse me for bringing it up, but the
health care reform issue which is current
and widely debated, no matter which way it
goes will not solve these kinds of problems.
It was noted that there was no big crowd
waiting to be attended to. All the health care
issue is about is what will be paid for and
by whom. It does not address incompetence
which does not relate to "care" at all.


Remember when
I remember when you could swim in
the lake and canals, and could see more
than two inches into the water.

Ghost stories
While I would love to believe in ghosts,
since I believe in just about every other con-
spiracy dealing with the odd and the para-
normal (Aliens, Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot,
those kinds of things, not 9/11 conspiracies)
I can't really believe in ghosts because when
a person dies, their soul doesn't linger.
Just for the sake of argument, how do
you know the soul doesn't ever linger? How
do you know that some souls -- for whatever
reason -- don't "move on" right away? If you
believe that a man has a soul that lives on af-
ter death, you believe in what you can't see
or prove. So why can't you allow for the pos-
sibility of the existence of something others
believe in but can't see or prove?
It would be cool to see a ghost or deal
with one. Personally, I'd want to know about
its past. I'm sure if a spirit does linger, there
most be some reason. Unfinished business,
I guess. I would love to find what the busi-
ness is.
I believe with all my heart children es-
pecially can see things. For those nonbeliev-
ers -- go to somewhere that has ghost stories
and try to take your cat in there. Then let me
know what happens. Though, I would prefer
vampires ... and not the kind in "Twilight."
I too believe in spirits. Several years ago
while visiting Dade City I was told by a man
that his house was haunted and if I wanted
to come over to his back yard I could see
ghosts moving past an upstairs window. His
wife also told me very emphatically that this
was true. I went over and sure enough I saw
(or at least, thought I saw) a woman and
then a little girl move from right to left and
from left to right past the window. I saw this
happen several times, and although I am not
an expert at these things I could not come
up with any logical answer to this. He asked
me to come inside the house. He said that
sometimes the spirits are seen moving up
the staircase. I declined his offer and drove
back to Okeechobee. Within a year or so
both the man and his wife died. The house
was then torn down. To this day I'm no sure
if I should have gone inside the house.


Mustangs running loose on the for the proper time and place, he would still
have his job. Some people don't realize that
river near Basinger their fair and righteous dealing with their
I say leave the mustangs run free. Do fellowman shows Christianity more than a
the gelding of them. It can be done no mater pin.
how wild they are. What a fabulous draw I have worked in Corporate America
that could be for tourists to visit -- horses in for over 40 years. Most all corporations, fi-
the wild. I am all for it. I will even donate nancial institutions and the like have dress
to it. Think positively, love the land, love the codes that are followed to the letter. Home
beast. It is a pure statement of nature to have Depot's dress code as I understand it states
them remain on the land, with many helping no non Home Depot material can be placed
their survival. How wonderful to help them on a Home Depot apron. These would in-
survive like they were meant to. dude any pins, stickers etc. It has nothing to
They had some dumped in Hendry do with God or anyone's religious freedom.
County as well which were discovered more It could have been a Smiley pin-it doesn't
than a month ago and there are a few there go on the apron.
they still haven't been able to catch those This kid wasn't pushing his belief on
horses are smart. SFWMD might not be able anyone, simply showing his support. This
to catch them all. country has lost it's backbone, and we can't
The photo I saw showed they are very figure out why we are heading further and
thin. But I suspect they must have been skin further down the drain (financially, morally,
and bones when they were dumped and etc.). As we continue to remove Him more
have been gaining weight running around and more from the country and we deter
the river area with all the grass they can eat. from what this nation was founded upon,
They were probably penned up in a pasture don't be surprised in the direction this coun-
that they had eaten down to the dirt and try follows.
were dumped because the owner could not I personally think that this is not only
afford to feed them. wrong, but hypocritical. People from all over
Worker fired for refusing this earth come to the United States of Amer-
ica because it is considered the land of the
to take off pin free and they want freedom to work, go to
I can see the point of the business -- school, build a better life for themselves and
this is a national chain and they have dress practice their own beliefs. O.K.,what I do not
codes. If they let one person wear a button, understand is how this country was found-
then they have to let them all do it, and then ed on Christian beliefs. And even though
they get into the big problem of deciding we Christians may not believe the same as
which ones are offensive and which others do, we still allowed others
ones are not. So as a corporation, over time to come to America
they opted to just say "no but- so they too can be free. What
tons" except the ones provid- I don't get though is how
ed by the store. Since no one we the Christians seem
said anything for more than I to be the only ones who
a year, it seems like perhaps get punished for practic-
the local management was ing our beliefs. So now
not thinking about the dress that everyone who came
code, and maybe someone here so they could be
from another store or the free to practice what they
corporate office saw it and want, now punish the ones
brought it to their attention. who allowed it. Why is it that
I do certainly believe in God, the Christians are the only ones
but a person can pray silently and look not allowed to be free anymore? Just
for the right opportunity to give his testimo- because someone wears a button that says
nials. Since the person has chosen to make "One Nation Under God" they risk getting
an issue, certainly he has to stand up for fired? How is that, when the PLEDGE OF
God. BUT if he had gone along with com- ALLEGIANCE says, ONE NATION UNDER
pany policy and left the religious statements GOD.


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October 28, 2009


Okeechobee News


Letter to the Editor

Unexpected gift
I have run a successful business
in Okeechobee and been healthy
most of my life. Last year, I found
I had to have a knee replacement
and went in for it without any fear.
I remember going into surgery
and then nothing. As I began to
come out of the anesthetic I re-
member hearing someone say "She might need
some blood."
I later learned that through the drain in my
leg, I was losing blood. I didn't feel bad, just cold
and "achy." They gave me a pint of blood. After


waking, I learned that I had two more units of
blood. They told me that the blood loss caused a
drop in blood pressure and could have depleted
my immune system and greatly affected my re-
covery. Thanks to the fact that the hospital had
the blood on hand and ready, those units got me
back on the road to recovery and within three
days I went to Rehab and today am fully recov-
ered.
It isn't always disease or accident that needs
blood, it can be a simple glitch in everyday treat-
ment that can mean blood is needed to save
your life. Please donate.
Nancy Gagliardi, Okeechobee


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 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will
be a closed discussion.
N.A. meeting at 8 p.m. at the Just For Today
Club of Okeechobee, 101 Fifth Ave. For informa-
tion call 863-634-4780.
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
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.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. atthe Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
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.
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.
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.


Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice
of Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging
sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill
family member is welcome to join. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
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. 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.
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
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
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.

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: A slight chance of showers, then
a chance of showers and thunderstorms
after noon. Partly cloudy, with a high near
90. South southeast wind around 5 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 71. East southeast wind around 5
mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Calm wind becoming east between 5 and
10 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 70. East wind around 5 mph be-
coming calm.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 3-7-4; Play 4: 6-1-44; Fantasy 5:
2-17-19-22-34 2-17-19-22-34; Mega Money:
13-14-20-23 MB 21; Florida Lotto: 9-16-30-
41-44-51 X 2; Powerball: 14-22-38-49-59
PB16 x2. Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3:
4-2-1; Play 4: 8-7-7-7.


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Social mixer
At the Oct. 13, Main Street Mixer, hosts, First Bank & Trust of Indiantown staff
Mary Beth Parker, Branch Manager Epi Juarez, Stephanie Yingling, Maria
Cancino, President Dick Meyer, OKMS President Maureen Burroughs, Trea-
surer Terry Burroughs, Executive Director Toni Doyle and FBOI's Tina Ad-
ams were on hand for the social event. Okeechobee Main Street's October
Mixer was hosted by First Bank and Trust of Indiantown located at 205 E.N.
Park Street on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bank President Dick Meyer and staff hosted
80 attendees who enjoyed networking, refreshments, and door prizes. We
would like thank the many business who donated door prizes for our mixer.
Next month's mixer will be hosted by State Farm Insurance located at 204
N.E. Third Street. Whether you have a business or are a resident who would
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Church of God, 301 NE
4th Ave., will host a Hallelujah Party on Sat-
urday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be
games, music, food and lots of candy. This
will be a Halloween alternative for all ages.
Stay out of the darkness and be blessed in
the Light. If 100 kids come out to this party,
Terri Rucks, the children's pastor, will be
turned into a human sundae. In addition if
200 kids come out then the church pastor,
Mark Smith, will also be turned into a hu-
man sundae. For more information please
call 863-763-4127. Monday through Thurs-
day 10 a.m. to3. p.m. or visitwww.okeecho-
bee.cc.
The Okeechobee Community Choir,
in its 1 Ith year under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will begin rehearsing Sunday, Nov. 1
for the presentation of the Christmas Cantata,
"A New Birth A New Beginning" and other
seasonal favorites. Rehearsals will be held
on Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at First
United Methodist church, 200 NW Second
St. All interested singers, both local and our
Northern friends are invited to participate.
Singers should be able to match pitch and
read music somewhat. Rehearsals are fast-
paced and loads of fun. Music and rehearsal
CDs are provided free. Rehearsal attendance
is suggested, not mandatory. Last year, 65
singers representing 19 local churches par-
ticipated. The cantata will be presented the


weekend before Christmas, Dec. 18, 19 and
20. For more information, call Sandy at 863-
634-7714.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd
Court, will sponsor dinner and a movie on
Nov. 1 at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $5 with pro-
ceeds going to the youth going to the nation-
al gathering in New Orleans next summer.
The FL-GA Middle School Gathering is being
planned for Nov. 6-8 at Lake Yale Baptist
Conference Center, Eustis, Fla. Disaster Re-
lief is the theme for this year's gathering.
You are invited to participate for purpose,
fellowship and fun. Peace Lutheran High
School Youth are also planning to attend
Word of Life Superbowl in the Orlando area
on Nov. 13 -14. This event is promoted as
an "extreme non-stop adrenaline-pumping
all-night student event." Participants will at-
tend an Orlando Magic Game, followed by
a Gospel Rally after which students will en-
joy pizza and a choice of events including
bowling, RDV Sportsplex, Fun Sot, etc. For
more information call the youth minister at
863-763-5042. Peace Lutheran Quilters invite
local arts and crafters to bring their home
made items to a bazaar on Nov. 21. To re-
serve a table of the day of fun, fellowship
and food call 863-763-5042.
First Baptist Church, 401 SW Fourth
St., is now signing up basketball players
and cheerleaders for Upwards Basketball.
This program is for students kindergarten
through sixth grade. The deadline for reg-


Community Events


OKMS to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will hold their
Quarterly General Membership Meeting on
Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant beginning at noon. All members
or anyone wanting to know more about
Okeechobee Main Street are encouraged to
attend. For more information call 863-357-
6246.

Halloween festival set
Okeechobee Main Street in cooperation
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
is gearing up for our Free Halloween Cele-
bration A safe alternative to door to door
trick or treating for the children of our com-
munity. Anyone interested in setting up an
activity booth for your business, group or or-
ganization or in donating candy or prizes or
monies to purchase candy or prizes, is asked
to call Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-
6246 or stop by the Main Street Office, 111
Northeast Second Street.

Substance abuse
group 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 on U.S. Highway 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. For information, contact
Connie Curry at 863-763-3117 or Lucille Ar-
curi at 863-261-3685.


Hospice hosts yard sale
Oct. 29 and 30
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE Fourth
Street) will hold a Yard Sale on Thursday
Oct. 29, and Friday Oct. 30, from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Shop in air conditioned comfort
in our Blue Building or the Country Store,
where we have NEW ITEMS galore 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
863-467-2321.

H1N1 flu hot line open
The Florida Department of Health has
launched a toll free number to provide pub-
lic health information and updates on the
HINI Swine Flu. This information line will
be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a
week, call 877-352-3581.

Chamber of Commerce plans
Coffee Klatch
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce
will host a Coffee Klatch on Thursday, Oct.
29, at 8 a.m., at Soaps & Scents, 118 SE
Park Street. This Chamber morning social
will gives each member an opportunity to
become better acquainted with other mem-
bers in the business community. All Cham-
ber members and those interested in joining
the Chamber are welcome.


istration is Nov. 6. The cost is $60 through
Oct. 30. After Oct. 30 the cost will be $65.
Participants can sign up at the church office
or at the ROC. For more information call
863-467-7625.
United Methodist Women ofFirst United
Methodist Church, 200 NW Second St., in-
vite you to their annual bazaar on Saturday,
Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will find a
variety of crafts, quilted items, knives, nuts,

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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Dewilda R. Boney, 88
OKEECHOBEE Dewilda R. Boney, age 88,
of Okeechobee, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009, in
the Hamrick Home.
Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Frostproof, Fla., she had
been a lifetime resident of Okeechobee and a
member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She en-
joyed art and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Uryah; brother, Milton; sisters, Mildred Smith,
Marie Hare, Evelyn Conerly; and an infant
daughter.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Donna) of
Okeechobee; daughters, Betty Boney of Okee-
chobee, Mary Ellen King (Robert) of Okeecho-
bee; grandson, Darryl Boney of Okeechobee;
granddaughter, Nicole King of Gainesville; great
granddaughter, Mason Boney of Okeechobee;
brother, Herbert Rhoden of Abbyville, Ala.; sis-
ters, Dora Helen Ishii (Frank) of St. Louis, Mo.,
Johnnie Johns (Stanlo) of Okeechobee, and
Deloris Vickers of Okeechobee.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m,
Thursday, Oct. 29. Services will be 11 a.m., Fri-
day, Oct. 30, in the Buxton Funeral Home Chap-
el, with Elder Lloyd Cunningham of Lutz, Fla.,
officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, PO. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.


baked goods, white elephant items and a si-
lent auction. Plan on staying for lunch. Soup,
sandwiches and desserts will be available
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to
mission projects, local, national and abroad.
Come and bring a friend!
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail
okeenews@newszap.com or call Pete Gaw-
da at 863 763-3134, extension 4225.



Mandy Jean Rhoden, 47
OKEECHOBEE Mandy Rhoden, age 47, of
Okeechobee, died Oct. 24, 2009, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center.
Born April 4, 1962, she was a homemaker and
active member of
Okeechobee Church
of God. She enjoyed
scrapbooking, arts
and crafts, shopping
and spending time
with her family and
friends.
She was preceded
in death by her
mother, Mary Hen-
drix; and her mother
and father-in-law,
Charlotte and Milton
Rhoden.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years,
John Rhoden; son, John Robert (Stasia Lynn)
Rhoden; daughter, Crystal Jean Rhoden (fiance,
Jeff Carter); two grandchildren, Logan Lewis
Rhoden, and Cloe Clementine Rhoden, all of
Okeechobee; father, Bobby Hendrix; sisters,
Evea Lawrence (Randall), Ann Lawrence all of
Alabama, Nancy (Walter) Click of Arizona, April
Brittnell of Arizona; brother, Fraun McCarthy of
Vero Beach; two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane (Gib-
by) Schoonmaker, Sue (Jimmy) Kemp; and one
brother-in-law, Mike Rhoden all of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 28, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Fu-
neral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29,
at Okeechobee Church of God with Pastor Larry
Kilgore officiating. Interment will follow at Ever-
green Cemetery.
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, Fl
34972.

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Public input welcome at workshop to discuss issues facing the county
By Pete Gawda be meeting with the planning board to discuss transportation opportunities, sidewalks and
Okeechobee News a list of issues to be addressed in the report. The g economic growth. Under transportation, one
It is time once again for the county to ex- goal of the meeting is to arrive at a consensus What: Joint workshop with the Okeecho- of the suggested issues is the extension of S.R.
It is time once again for the county to ex- of the three to six issues to concentrate on in
amine its comprehensive plan and prepare the the rert Public comment will be welcomed bee County Board of County Commission- 710 to bypass downtown Okeechobee and in-
required evaluation and appraisal report (EAR) After a list of issues has been developed, ers and the planning board tersect with U.S. 441 north of the city.
for submission to the Florida Department of county staff will meet with state agencies such When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 In addition to developing a short list of prior-
Community Affairs (DCA). Commissioners will as the water management district, and depart- Where: Okeechobee County Health De- ity issues, the EAR must also address changes in
ments of community affairs, environmental apartment Auditorium, 1728 NW Ninth Ave. policies on planning and growth management
protection and transportation to discuss these police planning and growth manage
issues. The revised list will then be submitted to the and ensure effective intergovernmental coordi-
| tj I ^ ^ commissioners for approval before the list is nation. The EAR will also evaluate issues such
submitted to DCA. as population growth and changes in land area,
Potential issues to be discussed come under the extent of vacant and developable land, the


the categories of rural/urban sprawl, maintain-
ing and enhancing the rural character and the
agricultural history of the county as the county
continues to develop, recreation opportunities,


location of existing development versus the
location of the anticipated development and a
brief assessment of successes and shortcom-
ings related to each element of the plan.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Dowling
Watford

New member
Past President Frank Irby installed
Jim McCoin as the newest member
of the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
Jim is the owner of Cowboys and
Skip Jacks restaurants. As support
for the community projects that the
Kiwanis Club conducts, Cowboys
Restaurant catered the annual Ki-
wanis Club Installation Banquet
and donated the cost back to the
Club's project account.


Welcome
Okeechobee Rotary President-Mike
Costopoulos & Rotary Area 6 Assis-
tant District Governor-Bill Furst wel-
comes Rotary International District
6930 Governor-Leo Phillips. Gover-
nor Phillips spoke about the impor-
tance of welcoming new members
into Rotary, of supporting World
Wide Polio Vaccination & partnering
with International Rotary Clubs to
achieve more for Communities to-
gether. For more information about
joining Rotary, call 863-763-1120.


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"And we know that all things work to-
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them who are called according to his pur-
pose." Romans 8:28
That verse could be used to explain how
everything seemed to fall into place for the
re-opening of Woman at the Well.
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ated by Theresa Brown, was a residential
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tions. The name comes from the biblical ac-
count in the fourth chapter of John of the
Samaritan woman who had an encounter
with Jesus that changed her life.
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give up the building but continued to pro-
vide referral service and out-patient counsel-
ing.
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the Well was re-opened with the specific
purpose of providing for women who are in
transition due to separation, divorce, spouse
abuse, homelessness or the inability to sup-
port themselves on what they make.
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present a threat because it is not a secure
location, like Martha's House. The ministry
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principles and receive life skills training to
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off residents. Other than that, residents are
free to come and go as they please.
If a woman has no job, she is given two
weeks to find a job. At the end of two weeks
she is given a warning that she must find a
job in two weeks or move out. Once a resi-
dent has a job, she is expected to pay a nom-
inal weekly fee. Woman at the Well does not
provide for all the residents' food, but some
staple grocery items are available.
Workforce Solutions has agreed to work
with Woman at the Well residents to help
them find jobs.
Recently Mrs. Brown said the Lord had
laid it on her heart to open another facility
for women. She had been praying about the
matter with some of the women in her jail
ministry.
Then, she went away for week and when
she returned she found that one side of a du-
plex was available.
She put up deposit on the duplex on Sun-
day night, and was expected to sign a one-
year lease. Not knowing how things would
work out, she asked for a six month lease.


New doctor treats diabetes patients
By Pete Gawda could put his knowledge to better use here. in Okeechobee for about a year. Dr. Guer-
Okeechobee News Dr. Guerrero's last year of medical school rero did not like commuting so he came on
There's a new doctor in town. Dr. Gabriel was spent as an exchange student at the the staff at Raulerson Hospital about three
E. Guerrero comes to Okeechobee from Ec- University of Miami School of Medicine. He months ago.
uador byway of Miami. continued advanced medical studies at the He and his wife have two boys aged 2
He explained that he came to America University of Miami, then spent three years and 3.
because he likes "the American way of in a medical practice in Miami. Dr. Guerrero likes the small town atmo-
practicing medicine." He said the resources Dr. Guerrero specializes in the care of sphere of Okeechobee that has pretty much
for practicing medicine are much better thyroid, cholesterol, osteoporosis and other everything he needs. He says it s safe and
in America than in Ecuador and he felt he endocrinological conditions. everting he need. He s it is safe Mia
"My biggest passion is to help patients quiet, and the traffic is nothing like Miami
with diabetes," Dr. Guerrero stated. "That's traffic. The doctor likes the fact that every-
the main thing I enjoy doing." thing is close and "everybody knows every-
He feels like he is better equipped to help body."
diabetes patients because he suffers from Dr. Guerrero's office is located at 202
the disease himself. The doctor tells his pa- NE Second Street. The hours are Monday
I tients that the disease does not have to get through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
? them down if they do what they are sup- On Friday the office is open from 8 a.m. to
posed to do. 4 p.m. The office is closed from noon to I
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To her great surprise, the owner said she
could rent the duplex month to month.
The next day one of the women in her
jail ministry was released from jail and had
nowhere to go. However, there was no fur-
niture in the house. Mrs. Brown called her
son who works at Faith Farm in Boynton
Beach. He told her to come over. As it turned
out some furniture had just been donated to
Faith Farm that was exactly what was need-
ed in the duplex. Mrs. Brown was prepared
to pay for the furniture, but the manager do-
nated the items. Not only was the furniture
donated, the men who delivered it, along
with Mrs. Brown's son, cleaned up the du-
plex before unloading the furniture.
The woman who was released from jail
moved in that day. Then, in a few days, this
woman ran into another woman on the
street who was living temporarily with her
brother but was looking for somewhere else
to live.
Since that time both women have found
jobs and permanent homes and have moved
out of the duplex.
Mrs. Brown is now ready to take in up to
four other women. She also plans to open
another facility for women with small chil-
dren.
To find out more about Woman at the
Well, call 863-467-1112.
Post your opinions In the Public Issues Forum at
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Dr. Gabriel Guerrero recently began
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He specializes In the care of diabetes,
thyroid, cholesterol, osteoporosis and
other endocrinological conditions.


a secondary lllguage. Dr. Guuerrero repled
that studying medicine in English was actu-
ally easier than in Spanish. He said that Span-
ish uses more words and that Spanish medi-
cal textbooks were twice the size of English
medical textbooks. The doctor speaks flaw-
less English which he learned in school and
from visiting American relatives.
Dr. Guerrero's wife, Dr. Veronica Espino-
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DUI
Continued From Page 1
years,-one is too many, 15 is horrendous,"
she said.
"If I can help by sharing my story, it's
worth every minute of my time," she add-
ed.
Meagan Napier and Lisa Dickson were
killed in Gulf Breeze, Florida by drunk driver,
Eric Smallridge, who was sentenced to 22
years in state prison for the two deaths.
He had spent the day drinking on the
beach, and drove home with a blood alco-
hol level of .202. He swerved to avoid an-
other vehicle, slammed into the back of the


H1N1
Continued From Page 1
to local health departments in small quanti-
ties-"drips and drabs," as Mitch Smeykal of
the Okeechobee County Health Department
explains it. He said as the vaccine is manu-
factured, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) allocate the amount
to be given to each county based on popula-
tion. Therefore, the more populous counties
on the coast are getting a larger number of
vaccines as it becomes available.
Mr. Smeykal said that the population fig-
ures used by CDC to determine allotments
are based on the 2000 census plus estimated
growth since that time. He said the figures
did not take into account the seasonal popu-
lation increases in the county. The height of
flu season in Okeechobee-January, Feb-
ruary and March-is also the height of the
temporary population of winter visitors.
In Okeechobee County, as the doses
come in they are distributed to eight private
providers to administer to high risk patients,
such as those with chronic pre-existing con-


second vehicle, and killed the two girls.
Mrs. Napier said she takes comfort in the
fact that the girls died instantly and didn't die
alone. She said 900 people came to the fu-
neral home for her daughter's visitation.
The accident occurred two days before
Mother's Day. Mrs. Napier contends she
didn't know how she would survive. She
said she definitely felt Smallridge needed to
be punished for the crime. She realized later
that no one will win in a case like this.
"I forgave him. He made a public apol-
ogy in court. It was something my family
definitely needed to hear," she explained.
Since then, Mrs. Napier has worked to get
Smallridge's sentence reduced. They suc-
ceeded, as he will spend 11 years in prison.
She has gotten permission from the state

editions and pregnant women. The names of
these providers are not being made public to
keep them from being swamped. After high
risk patients have been vaccinated, the gen-
eral population will be offered the vaccine as
it becomes available.
In the past children and elderly people
have been more susceptible to the flu. How-
ever, Mr. Smeykal said it appears that people
born before 1950 are less susceptible to this
flu strain.
The health department will soon be get-
ting enough vaccine to start administering it
in the local schools to children from 6 to ten
years of age. Before that time parents will be
sent a letter about the vaccine to allow them
to make an intelligent decision about wheth-
er or not to allow their child to be vaccinated
and whether they want their children to re-
ceive the mist or the spray.
Another problem with the piecemeal
distribution of the vaccine is that the health
department never knows how many shots
and how much mist they will receive in each
shipment. Some people for various health
reasons, cannot take the mist.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Raye Deusinger

Helping at home
Fulfilling their goal of helping their community, Jerry O'Bannon, Seacoast
Pres. Mark Smith, Kathleen Shatto and John Macchia took pride in helping
underwrite the costs of the Okeechobee Blood Roundup as they presented
a check to Roundup Chairman Raye Deusinger. Through their help and that
of other area businesses, the Roundup has become the largest independent
blood drive in the State of Florida. Congratulations Okeechobee.


prison system to join with Smallridge in
making presentations about the dangers of
driving while impaired.
"If you can't forgive you will live with
hatred, bitterness, and anger. I went to a
hideous, dark place, after Meagan's death.
I didn't want my children to be filled with
hatred and bitterness," she said.
"Two lives were taken due to a selfish de-
cision I made. That's the real punishment,"
he noted.
Mrs. Napier told the Okeechobee teenag-
ers that they can learn from this mistake. She
urged them to plan ahead and not to drink
and drive. She also encouraged the kids not
to ride with a drunk driver and to do every-


FDOT
Continued From Page 1
Using the above criteria, several possible
proposed corridors were also eliminated.
Traffic studies showed that proposed cor-
ridors that intersected with U.S. 441 north of
N.W. 23rd Lane would not have nearly the
volume of traffic of proposed corridors far-
ther south. Therefore, all proposed corridors
north of N.W. 23rd Lane were eliminated.
The most likely corridors would have the
bypass starting south of S.R. 70 and west of
the L-63 canal and then taking one of three
routes to terminate either at N.W. 23rd Lane
or just north of N.W. 13th Street.
The project to four lane S.R. 710 south-
ward to the county line is also being studied
by FDOT. However, that issue was not ad-
dressed at the Oct. 22 meeting.


thing possible to prevent a friend or relative
from driving while under the influence.
A video of Smallridge in prison, family
pictures of Meagan and her friend, and other
videos of the Smallridge family, were played
to the student body to see how this accident
has affected them.
Smallridge said driving drunk was the
worst decision of his life. He said he was
so ashamed that he didn't want to be seen
and sank into a deep depression and even
contemplated suicide. Smallridge said he
had the attitude many have-that bad things
won't happen to them. He said the DUI was
a selfish act. "You could end up in prison like
me, for something that can be avoided."


The FDOT is going to continue to evalu-
ate the alternative extension corridors and
consider public input. A workshop will be
held in early 2010 to present the results of
the alternatives analysis for the S.R. 710 ex-
tension, as well as the proposal to four lane
S.R. 710 to the county line. Then a public
hearing will be held in the summer of 2010
to present the preferred alternative. After
that FDOT will make a final determination.
There is no current funding in the FDOT
five-year work program for design, right of
way acquisition or construction of either
the proposed S.R. 710 extension or the pro-
posed project to four lane S.R. 710 to the
county line.
For a map of the proposed routes,
see page 13.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com


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Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and nectar plants, which provide a natural donated by local merchants." Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center's
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More than 170 community representa-
tives attended the fourth Children's Behav-
ioral Health Summit at the Kight Center for
Emerging Technologies at Indian River State
College on Friday, Oct. 16. The theme for
the Summit hosted by New Horizons of the
Treasure Coast was "Family is the Solution".
Dr. Daniel L. Edwards, Chief Operating
Officer for Evidence Based Associates, was
the keynote speaker. "In addition to Dr.
Edwards, we had speakers from The Jason
Foundation, Department of Juvenile Jus-
tice, Florida Atlantic University, New Hori-
zons, Florida Gang Investigators Association
and local law enforcement agencies," said
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human resources.
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& Heart Institute, Jackson Drugs, Inc., Ma-
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Credit Union, Helping People Succeed, Hi-
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Treasure Coast is a non-profit organiza-
tion that provides mental health care and
substance abuse treatment for children
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Pop Warner sends one team to playoffs


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Pop Warner Junior Pee
Wee team finished an unbeaten season (8-0)
with a hard fought 32-14 victory over Jupiter
Gold on Saturday.
Okeechobee moved on to play Wednes-
day night in a playoff game against Port
Salerno at 6:30 pm. Okeechobee is the
top seed in the bracket this year but Head
Coach James Shockley isn't taking anything
for granted, "We're proud of the kids. They
worked hard all year long. They've accom-
plished something great in Okeechobee as
they are the first unbeaten Pee Wee team in
five years. I think we match up pretty well
with anyone we play that's why we're 8-0."
Saturday's contest was closer than the
score indicated. Jupiter led 14-6 before
Okeechobee rallied thanks to a strong rush
ing attack. Antawyn Fludd caught a 55 yard
touchdown pass in the final seconds of the
half to fuel the rivalry.
Harley Coffman picked off a pass in the

Boys golf team


finishes fifth


at regional
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Golf Team
once again mixed it up with some of the
best teams in the state at Monday's regional
at Viera, falling short of the team's dream to
reach the state tournament.
Okeechobee shot 315 with three of their
golfers shooting in the 70s, but it wasn't
enough to topple powerful Martin County
and the host squad, Viera.
Martin County shot a blistering 291. Viera
was next at 303, just one stroke better than
Jupiter. Sebastian River shot 310 followed by
Okeechobee.
Kodi Stephen shot 77, Tyler Platt shot 79,
Richard Donegan shot 79, and Tim Gray 80
to lead Okeechobee.
"Our stroke average this year was 157.5,
so we shot our average," Brahmans Coach
Mark Ward said, "I'm pretty excited with
the performance. We shot better at regional
than districts."
Ward said the kids weren't that satisfied,
telling him they could have shot better. He
said he wants the kids to aspire to a higher
level, "I thought they finished strong. There
should be some momentum going into the
off season."
Many of the kids will play on the PGA
Junior tours. There were no seniors on this
year's squad. College coaches said the golf
er's junior ranking is important for getting
college scholarships. "Overall I'm very ex-
cited, the kids are right there, they put forth
a pretty good effort."
In the girls tournament, Kailey Hoover
shot a 130, carding a 69 on the front nine,
and 61 on the back nine.


first half for Okeechobee to stop a Jupiter
drive.
Fludd scored again in the third quarter
on a 28 yard run. Brandon Shockley added
a one yard run in the final minute.
Lamar Williams picked off a desperation
pass in the final seconds and returned it for
another touchdown for the Lil' Brahmans.
Williams, who rushed for over 100 yards,
said he takes after his father Lamar Wil-
liams, Sr.
"My thoughts on the game today, was it
was pretty tough, but we played hard and
wanted to win," he said.
Jupiter used a tight formation, almost
like a single wing, and tried to use the
Brahman's aggressiveness against them. It
worked as they scored two touchdowns in
the first half.
"The team has come back from behind
three times this year. When an offense
strikes our offense is ready to respond,"
Coach Shockley said.
The Okeechobee Midget team, 13 and
older, defeated Jupiter 33-8. They missed out
on the playoffs this year when Port St. Lucie


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Boys
cross country team continued their mas-
tery of local race courses Saturday when
they won the Martin County under the
lights invitational at Halpatiokee Park in
Stuart.
Eddie Guerrero finished second in the
5000 meter run with a time of 16:23.15.
Adrian Leon finished in fourth place with
a time of 16:31.89. Mauro Dominguez
finished in ninth place with a time of
17:03.60.
Adrian Tagle finished in 22nd, Shawn
Horvath 25th, and Marano Alvarez in 47th
place. Magrarito Caballera finished in 74th
place.
Martin County finished second, Vero
Beach was third, and Lincoln Park finished


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yard touchdown for the Okeechobee
Junior Pee Wee squad Saturday.
won their game Saturday.
Datron Smith had a big night with a 45
yard interception return and a five yard
touchdown run.
Tyler Davis also scored on a 19 yard quar-
terback draw in the first half.
Armand Crowell kept a constant pass
rusher on the Jupiter QB.


fourth. Treasure Coast, Gulliver Prep, West
Boca Raton, South Fork, Florida Christian
School, and Centennial High School fin
ished out the top 10.
The OHS Girls cross country team fin-
ished 12th out of 15 squads. Kayla Nel-
son finished in 52nd place, with a time of
24:12.23. Gabi Rodriquez finished in 59th
place, with a time of 24:51.64. Natividad
Garcia finished in 63rd place, and Abril
Maldonado in 76th place for Okeechobee.
The cross country teams are continuing
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High School Junior Varsity Football team this O r king to
year. The team plays hard, takes a lead, loses you're looking to
it, rallies, and falls short on the scoreboard ave money -- and
when the final gun sounds.
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Centennial took advantage of a short
kickoff to drive 49 yards in five plays on the
opening drive. Alex Gattins capped off the
drive with a four yard touchdown run.
Okeechobee responded in the second
quarter with a long touchdown drive. An op-
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and an (8-7) lead at the half.
Wiggins said he tried to play solid de-
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he said. "At the end we got down and did
the things the coaches want. We just need
to play consistently."
Alejandro Diaz also had a QB sack for the
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fense. It makes me feel great. I give props to
my linemen they blocked 100 percent."
Okeechobee added a touchdown in the
final minutes by D'Ronte Files. Tommy Jack-
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return.
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minute but ran out of time after a long run
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us," Erwin said.
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growing up. We taught them some football
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Eagles Coach Tim Caffey said his kids
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a pretty even match. We just had a few more
bullets in the gun than they did."
Many of the JV players can join the Brah-
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naog potble ater to nsr he t fure af of our dnnking water The
after users may ntce an unusual hlonne taste or odor in ther tap water
after N 1,2009. These conditions wll last th N0 23, 2009.
Those temporary conddons wll not be harmful to your health; howe. if
y are on kidney dlalyss, you should consult ur physOan for peca in-
stntonr ncernmg ths ae If ou hae tropl fish aquat1 a
mals, you should contact you l00ocal l ish ste for adv0e, and take
appropriate action to insure that you have property heated the water be-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OFTWE NINETEENTH
JUICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOMEE
COUNTY, FLOCIDA
CIVIL DIVIMON
CASE NO. 2009CA683
HARVY SHONBRUN, TRUSTEE,
Plaiff,
DEBBIE TATE,
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY
TO: DEBBIE TATE, whoe rc de
and last known mailing address is:
RRI, Box 92A, FaPirot, WV 26554
YOU ARE NOTIID tat an ac-
to to forelose a mortgage invest
in and to the ollng property in
Okeeobee Countey, FlodaC;:
Lot 6, Block 58, BASSWOOD UNIT
NO S, ording to the lat there-
of recorded n PMat Book 3, Page
51, Publ Records of O bkeeche
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
arerequired to see a c opy of your
wntten defense if an, to it on he
plaintiff atrey, who name and
address is: Havey ShOnbrun, Es-
oun, 1802 Noah Morgan Seet
a a, 0nda 33602-2328,
before wdhin 30 days of first pubh-
ca0on, and file the ongmal wh th e
Clerk of this court either before ser
v'e of plaintiffs' atomey or immedi-
ately thereafter others a default
1 be entered against you for the
ief demanded in e complant c
petuion
Datedths31stday of October,
2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
oERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
&cIl Roges
De uty Clerk
33751 7ON 10/28,11/4/09


PROJECT NO. OCSB3937
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
CLOSED CIRCUIT TV UPGRADE
-
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS


hobee Flonda 34972 up to 10: am., Nove r 25, 2009 for al
menal and laborne aa for below
CAUTION BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QU OFTEN
DO NOT ARRIVE O TlIME
CC U pgraede
Oee e High School
2800 Highway 441 N
Okeecoee Florida 34972
Plans and speciaboni are on file i the offie of
Dale Ban, Drector of Operatson

863-46a20083, e203
Lay Tmhboeugh
Tecnomlogy Research Conul0ng, Inc
437 Gasto Foster Road
Orlando, FL 32807
407-273-6000
Copies osa d plan and epecaltons may be o btaied at mthe ofi of sa
Engineer or the office of Dale Barrett
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
Lst of Sub-Bldders with whom the ontrator wll sub-contract wrk i
connecon with this project.
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the
School Board of Okechobee County, as evidence of good faoh and guar
anteeing that the suessftl bidder wil execute and furnish to the Schlo
Board of Okeechobee County a good and suffiient peormane bond as
required by Flonda Statute Sec1n 1013.47 in e penal sum of 100% o1
the ecalated amount of the contract guaranteeing the peoa o
said contact.
Fare to provide any of the documents oudlned above
,wil be grounds for rejecbon of the bid,
All bids shall be played in an eneloe, sealed, and addressed to the Soo
Board of Okecabee County and the name of the project should be
placed on the outside of the envelope and words indicating that the ene-
lope and words indcang that the envelope contains a bd for said proct,
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: WedneJday Number 11 2009,
10'00 a m, prevailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Dlretor of Opera-
ons, 938 NW 34th Street, Okeehobe, n FL 34972 follows dou-
ments shall acmpany the Owner/Contrator Aigreemen:
* Paymnt Bond as required by Stecdn 3.45 and 255.05, Flonda Stat
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaning thereto Ea
bond hall be sued by a surety company icensed and authond to do
busnes in the State of Florida haa eral bond holdr ra ol
A+-ellent and a finanal tng BB+ or better In oodasat
tory to the Owner, w n ten (10) day after being awaded the contract
the premiums of sad bonds to be paid by the Conrator Sad bonds to
be coArded in aordane with Schl Board Instrucons.
* PublIc Entty Comes sorn statement under Secton 287 133(3)(a),
Flonda Statutes.
SDrug Free Workplace Certfa on.
.Trench SafetyAffidavif applable.
Signature Amhnonldgement of the esnica Lunsod Act, Section
1012.465, Flonda Statutes
The Contracor will be required to have the project bstanially complete
by January 15, 2010 and site eanup, totally completed within 3 day
thereafter Failure to do o will result n Iqudated damages in the amou
of $500.00 per day for eah day the date of actual subsanal cmplet
eeed0 the scheduled date of substanial cmple n; and a further sum ol
$1t00 per calendar day in hquidated damages for each day the date ol
actual final copltn exceeds the sceduled date of final ommpletron
The successful bdder, if any, wll be notbfied within 15 days after the bid
acepted
The Shool Board of Okeeho County reserves the night to reject a
a an d to wae any normal. A proposals hall rema in
fo for30 days after the date of opening
THE SC L BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By, Patricra G, Cooe, EdD,, Supentendent of Schools
337319 ON 10/28/09


IN E CRORCUIT COURT
OFTHE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AN FOR OMEE EE

ECAS NO.O-CA-94
DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA
VS.
MINERVA GARCU, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE S.LE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foresure dated October 06, 2009
and entered in Case No. 08-CA-94 of
the aCrcult Court of the NINETEENTH
Judial Circuit n and for OKEECHO-
BEE County, Flonda wherein BANK
OF AMERICA, s the Plaintif and MI-
NERVA GARClA; LEOPOLDO GAR-
CA, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING, BYTHROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIIDUAL DOFDANT(S)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALNVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TERST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DE0EE GRANTES OR OTHER
, ar the Dfendants,
will sell to highest besd-
der for cash at URY ASSEMBLY
ROOM 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
NW RD SREE, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at ll.OOAM, on the
18th day of Nov. the ol-
ing denied property as set forth n
said Final Judgment
COMMENCING AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION
15, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANG 3 EAST, OKEECHOEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
MINUTES 1S SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECTToN 15,
OR A DISTANCE OF 66.00
GET TO A POINT, THENCE
GUN EAST PARALLEL WITH
HE NORMH BOUNDARY LINE
)F SAID SECTION 1 FOR A
DISTANCE OF 666.78 FEET
OR POINT OF BEGINNING;
HENCE CONTINUE EAST FOR
DISTANCE OF 146.67 FEET
HENCE RUN S 00 DEGREE
2 MINUTES 15 SECONDS
AST FOR A DISTANCE FOR A
INSTANCE OF 297.00 FEETn
HENCE RUN WEST FOR
-ISTANCE OF 146.7 FEET,
HENE RUN NORTH 00 DE-
REES 32 MINUTES 15 SEC-
NDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE
F 297.00 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING, LYING IN AND
OHPRIS A PART OF THE
WEST % OF SECTION 15,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
36 EAST, OKEECHOS EE
COUNTY, RLORIDA. T1E
ABOVE PROPERTY ALSO BE-
ING DESCRIBED AS LOT 1
TRACT 19 OF AN UNRECORD-
ED PLAT OF STARNES SUBDI-
VISION
A/K/ 9820 NE 16TH STREET
KEECHOBE FL 34972
Any peon claiming a Interest
In the surlu f the ale if
any, other than the prert
erof the date of the Us
Pendens must Fe a dalm within
Axty (6O) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
ofthe Courtonl8O/B/2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Orut Court
BY Unda F. Young
This be s provded pursuant to
Admnstrate Order No. 2.065
In accordance3e th the Arnencans
with Dasabilties Act, if You are a peX
son th a dlbl whoneed
a.cmmodatln in order to partaI -
pe in th proceeding, you are enI-
Ued, at no ot to you, to provisions
of certain stane. Please contact
the Court Administrat at 29O NW
Country Club Drive, Port st Luce,
Ponda 349.6, Phone No.
(772) 807-'4370 within 2 rg
days of your rleept of this notice or
plhng; if you are heanng irm-
paired, .ll 1-800,955-877 (MDD);
if yo are voice Impaired call
1-8 9558770 (v(ia lona Re-
lay Seaces)
Ronda Default Law Group, L.
PO Box2E018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F080876BANKAMERICA2-CONV-B
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THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: -C-64
US. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCoA-
TICO, AS TRUSTEE FOR BANK OF
AMERICA A NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TIONABC 206-HE1,
Painuff,
DENISE D. BUFFALO ROY HUDSON
MORTGAGE ELMRONIC REG0IS
TRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORAT-
ED AS NOMINEE FOR ACCREDITED
HOME LENDERS, INC.; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DENISE D BUFFALO;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROY HUD-
SON; JOHN DOE JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TiENA(S) IN POSSESSON
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order Resetng FOecl-
sure Sale Date dated te lSth day of
Oct. 200, and entered in Case No
08--64, of the arcut Court of the
19111 Judial Cicul in and for
Oke0chobee CountyA Fbnda, whe-
in u.S. BANK NIHONAL O -
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR BANK OF
AMERICA, A NATIONAL ASSOCA-
TiON ABFC 206-HE1 is the Plaintiff
and DENIED D. BUFFALO; ROY HD-
SON; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTR ATON SYSTEMS,
INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC ;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DENISE D.,
BUFFALO UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROY HUDSON; JOHN DE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants I wll sel
to the hiheFt and best bidder for
cash at ue OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
Street, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
FLORIDA 34972 in Okeebee,
FTonda, at 11:00 a.m. the 16th
day of Dec., 29, the foll.wng de
scnbed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wt:
A TRACT OF LAND IN SECTION
12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE


FOLLOWING DnUSIBIED PAR-
CEL; COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHEAST CORNER OF SEC-
TION 12 OWNSHIP 37 SOUTH
RANGE FEAST, THENE RU
SOUTH 00000 9WEST 0A DIS-
TANCE OF 1386 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 89040' WEST A
DISTANCE OF 2046 FEET TO
POINT OF BEG NING0 0 THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 8940' WEST
A DISTANCE OF 3O FEET;
THENCE SOU, H 0008' ESTr A
DISTANCE OF 1244.6 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 8940' EAST A
DISTANCE OF 30 EET
0TENCE NORTH 000 EST A
DISTANCE 1241.6 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID
TRACT LYING IN AND COM-
PUSRING A PART OF SECTION
12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBE
COUNTY, LODA AND BEING
MORE COMMONLY REFERRED
TO AS TRACT 98 OF TROPICAL
ACRES.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE US ENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
In accordane th the inleneans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their dsabltes need specal aom-
modate n to partldpate in this p
Oeedng hould contact not later
than seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
cedlng Court Admnsraton at 250
NW CouItry Club Dr., Port St. Lule,
FL 34989. Phone 772807.4370,
1,800955,8771 (heanng impaired)
or 1.800.955.8770 (1oe impaired)
Dated this 16th dy of O 200.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk Of The rcut Court
By, Linde F Youn
Law Onfe of Marshall aTu n
18M NW 49th Street, Suie 120
Fort Lauderdale, Floda 33309
Telephone : (94453-0365
Facsimile' (954)771-6052
Tdl Free: 1-004 1-2438
336821 ON 10/21,28/09

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IN THE CRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
OWL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-00142
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUC
CESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION,
Plantff,
VS
MANUEL s TAPA, etal,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NONCE iS HEREBY GIVEN pueuant
to a Final Jud ment of Mortage Fore
dosure dated Ocber 06, 2009 and en
teed in Case No 47-20 CA000142 of
the Crcit Court of the NINETEENTH Ju-
dical Crut in and for OKEECHOBEE
Couy, Flonda whelm CHASE HOME
FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR BY MERGER
TO CHASE MAN HATAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION is the Plantiff and M
NUEL S TA OLGA TAPIA, PRIME
ACCEPTANCE CORP, are The Defen
dan. ID wll In to re hIle. and best
bidder for tsh at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N W
ORD SEET OKEECTHOEE FCLORIDA
34972 at 11 00AM on the day of
Nov, 2009, the follong deribed
prpe a, V rth in sad nal ludg

LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 42,
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
A/K/A 689 NW 26TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE FL 349720000
Any pesn dammg an interest in te
surplus rom the e, any, other than
the poper ner as of t te of O e
To 00mu00 0 0a0'm withO 0
(60) days after the sale WITNESS MY
HAN and tie o a oT 0 Court on0
10/8/2009
Sharen RAbeNon
C or L ofthe 0 Nut Cou0
By LindaF Young
Deputy Cler
This nobe is p lded puruant to
Admnlstra tve Order No 2 065
In acordance with the Americans
with Dabes Act, i you are per
on with a disablty who needs any
pate in ths proceeding, you are entI-
Wd, at not 0t ou, to promise
of ertan a ane. Plea onta
the Court administrator at 250 N
Country Club De, Prt St Lue,
Florida 3490 6 Pho0 NoC
772) 807-4370 within 2 working
days of your rcelpt of this noe or
pleading, if you are hang im
paired, all 1 800 9558771 DD)
f you ar ce impare, ca
1-800-955-8770 (Via Florida Re-

PO Box 25018
Tampa Forida 33622-501
F09017914 CHASEDIRECTFHCA
330348 ON 10021,28/09

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INTHE ECRCUITCOURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CMVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-346
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF
CIRCUIT COURT OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

JAMES JEFFERY DELK and
NORMA S DAVIS
Defendant,


TO'JAMES JEFFERYDELK
6200 US Hwy 41 SE
Ok erhobee, FL 34974-2350
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Cros-
claim has been filed by Defendant,
Norma S Das against you and you
are requid to sre a copy of your
written defenses, f any, to COLIN M
CAMERON, ESQ, PA, whoew ad
dre is 200 N.E, 4th Avone, OHee
chobee Florda 34972 and file the
onga with the Cerk o the aboe
styled Court on or before 11/6/2009,
otherwise a judgment may be en
tered agamst you for the ref de-
mande=in the Compaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on September 30, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
335126 ON 10/7,14,21,28109


INTHE CRCUITCOURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVI ACTION
CASE N0. 47-2008-CA-000274

US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION ASTRUSTEE FOR
J P MORGAN HASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION-WMC4,






Foreclosure dated October 0, 2009
and entered in Case No 47-2008-
CA-00274 of the 3 u 0t Court of
the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEELCHOBE County, Flori-
da wherein US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, M S TRUSTEE FOR
P, MORGAN CHASE BANK, NA
000TIONAL ASSOCIAON-WMC4, 1 the

M, SMITH, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
N4MED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS PRIME ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION, AQUA FINANCE,
INC, are the Defendants, I wll
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU
DICIAL CENTER 312 N.W 3RD
STREE, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11 00oM, on the O18h day
of N0 2009, the following de
bed roe ale forth In sId

LOT 5, LESS THE NORTH 15.00
FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER
WITH THE NORTH 30.00 FEET
OF LOT 6, BLOCK 4, A REVISED
AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF
CONNERS GABLES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE LAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDSOF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

A/K/A 1113 SOUTHEAST
40TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Anyperson claiming an inter-
est in the suplus from the sale,
if any, other than the pmperty
owner asof the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim win
sixty (60) days after the sale.
n accordane with the Americans
dlabed person who, because o
their dlsabltles need special aom-
modaton to paripate in this pro
ceeding should contact not after
than even (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedg Court Administraton at 250
NW Country Club Dr, Port St Luie,
FL 34989 Phone 772-807-4370,
18009558771 (hearing impaired)
or 1800 955 8770 (oce impaired),
WITESS MY HAND and the ea
of this Court on 10/7/2009
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY Linda F Young
DepUty Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL
PO Box25018
Tamp Flonda 336225018
F08036803 CHASESBPRDIR-CONV
336255 ON 10/21,28/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47 2009 CA 00072
BANK OF AMERICA, N A,
Plantiff,
AARON ARMINTROUr, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE LE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur
ant to Fnal Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated Otober 05 2009
and entered in Cas No 47 009 CA
000072 of the Cult Court of the
NINETEENTH Judical ClruLt in and
for OKEECHOBEE county, Flonda
wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N A, IS
the Plantiff and AARON ARMIN0
TRODT; TENANT #1 NAKA MELISA
GRIFFIS are the Defendants, I will
el1 to the highest and beLt bidder
for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIaL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD
STREET OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at l OAM. on t0he 18th day
of Nov, 2009, the follonOg de-
srbed property as t forth in said
Final Judgment.
LOT 15, HI LO ACRES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE pLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGES 39 AND 40, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 6305 SE 3011 pKWY,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus fr the sale if
any, other than the property
aner as of Thai Be. aHe Uis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the ale.
In acordane with the Americans
with DIablle, Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled peon who, because of
their dlsables need special acom-
modation to participate in this p,
ceeding should contact not later
then even (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding Court AdmnEtratlon at 250
NW C rount Club D, Port St LUCe,
FL 34989 Phone
1-800-955-8771 (heang impaired
or 180955 8770 (voie impaired)
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on 10/7/2009
Shamn Roberon
Clerk of the CIruit Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Florda efault Law Group, PL
PO Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622 5018
FO00449 NBNY-FHA-B-lurry
336223 ON I0/28,11/4/09



IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
0 RCUlT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009-DR-554
IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF.
PEDRO LIRA-TORRES ,
Petwtoner/Husband
and
GUILLERPINA CALVILLO
RespondentVWlfe

FR PUBLICATION
TO: Guillermna Calvllo
Addres Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac
tLon for Dioluon of Marnage, in
cludng dlams for disoluton of
marriage, payment of debts, division
of real and pern"al pper, and
for payments of support, has been
filed agaInst you You are required
to seW a copy of your whiten de
enses, if any, to this aon on Pe
d -Tor, whose addre is
9857 Center Aren, Okeechobee,
FL 34974, on or before 11/9/2009,
and file the orginal with the clerk of
this court at Okeehobee County, ]u-
dcal Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Oechobee, Flonda 34972, either
before serlvie on Petiloner's attar-
ney or immediately thereafter, oth-
erwse a default will be entered
against you for the reief demanded
in the potion
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Flonda
Family Law Rule of Prcedure, re-
quires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and informabon FaI
ure to comply an result in nc
tosancld."' ds.ssl or strkng

DATED this 2nd day of Otober,
2009

SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OFTHE CIRCU COURT
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
335305 ON 10/7,14,21,28/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19JH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
C"'IL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-28000 000317
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
ANGELA MCLAUGHLoN; ANGELA
MCLAUGHLIN, TIMOTHY MCLAUGH
LIN, OAKS AT OKEECHOBEE OWN
ERS ASSOCIATION CORP;
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) AK/A TINA
ROBERTS, IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE LE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Forelo
sure dated the 24th day of Sept.,
2009, and entered in Cae N
47-2009-A-000317, of the Qut
Court of the 19TH JudIOal ircut n
and for Okeechobee County, Fonda,
whereln HSBC MORTGAGE SERVIC-
ES INC is te Planbff and ANGELA
MCLAUGHLIN, ANGCELA MCLAUGH
LIN; TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLIN; OAKS
AT OKEECHOBEE OWNERS ASSO-
CIATION CORP, UNKNOWN TEN
ANT (S) AK!A TINA ROBERTS,
JOHN DOE JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendant I will ell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI
CIAL CENTER, 312 NW 3RD STREET,
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at1100 a m on the 4th day
of No,, 2009, the following de
srlbed property as et forth in ad
Final Judgment, to w 0t
LOT 2 OF OAKS AT OKEECHO-
BEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGES 7 AND 8, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE
. ar.crdanc with the IImerI-an
with Dlsablitl Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled pern who, because of
their dlsblite need special accom
m0dation to ortpate in ths pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than en (7) dayo pnor to te p,
Ceedlng Court Admnistlraon at 250
NW Country Cub Dr, Port St Lue,
FL 34989 Phone 7728074370,
1800955877 hearingg impaired)
or 1800 955 8770 voicee mpalred)
Dated this 2th day ofSept 2009
Sha-n Robertsn
Clerk Of The Clrcut Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by
Law Offie of Marhall C Watsn
1800 NW 49 Street Sue 120
Fort Lauderdale Flonda 33309
Telephone (954) 453-0361
Facmle (954) 771 6052
Toll Free. 1800 44112438
334796 ON 10/14,21,28/09


NOTICE OF FILING
OKEECHOBEE. FLORIDA
On October 19, 2009, an applca-
ton was filed by Bnran M John]n
with the Federal Communications
Commlsson in Washington D C for
the Commissions nsent for a new
constluon permit for an FM Radio
Badast Station on Channel 291C3
in Okeechobee Fonda The pro-
pod staon wl operate with 12 5
klowatts effective radated power at
an antenna height of 829 mete"
above ground level at 3705 SW 28th
Street, Okeechobee, FL The man
studio will be located at 210 West
North Park Street, Sute1 02, Okee-
chobee, FL Copes of the appa-
tlon, amendments and related
materials are aalable for public in
spectlon at 210 West North Park
Street, Sulte 102, Okeehobee, FL
337395 ON 10/28,30,11/1,4/09


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, In, Lot at 414 South Parmtt
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Fnday the 13th day of Nomber,
2009 from 10 00 1100 A M Puru
ant to Flonda statute 713,78 for un
pad towing and storage Year, Make,
Model & Vin as follows
2006 White Chey EXpress Van
IGCFG1S961110448

Terms of ale are cash, and no
checks wil be aepted The seller
reserves the right of final bid All
alesare final No rfiunds wll be
made Said automobls wll be sold
in AS IS" wlth no guarantees
337567 ON 10/28/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JUR SDICTMON
DIVISION
CASE NO: 2008 CA 618
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSO
CIATIO AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
HOLDE OF DEUTSCHE ALT-B SE-
CURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
SERIES 2006 ABI
PLAINTIFF
VS
DAVID MCGEE, TRACY MCGEE KA/A
TRACY L MCGEE, ANY AND ALL UN
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE ,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC, JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE S15 HEREBY GIVEN puru
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Forelosure dated 10/6/2Z9, en-
tered in Cvl Cae No, 2008 CA 618
of the Crut Court of the 19TH udl-
cal CIrcut in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Oechobee, Flonda, I will
ell to the highest and best bidder
for aih on the Jury Asembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeehobee
County JudcIal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okechobee, Forlda, at
11 00 am on the th day of Nov,
2009 the following derbed proper
ty a set forth in id Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit'
LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 27,
NORTHWEST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 25,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-


other than the ppe owner a of
the date of the ls pendens, mA t file
a caim with 60 days after the sale
Dated this 8th day of Oct. 2009.
Shagn Robertson
Clerk of the Clrult Court
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID STERN, PA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Sumte 400
P antaon, FL 33324-3920
(954)233 8000
08 00912 ASCF
NOTCE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISBIITES 'ACT OF 199E
1. a1cdane with the Amerians
With Diablle Act, perons need-
ing a speal accommodation to par
tcpate in thi proeedmg should
nta Court AdmIndraIon no later
than -een days pror to the pro-
eedlng at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve Port St. LuieFL 34986 or
cal 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Note to Appear If you
are herling impaired cal
1-8-955-8771 If you are voce im-
paired ll 1-809558770, via Flon
da Relay Selce.
335870 ON 10/21,28/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000426
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR
FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
FABIAN J. MURGIO, ETAL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO FABIAN J. MURGIO AND
LANA F. MURGIO
he/she/they be iving, and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may spoupe, hei,
devlsees, grantees, aignes, ien-
or, crdltore, trustees, and all par
ties aiming an interest by, through,
under or agat the Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or caim
ing to have any right, title or interest
in the prperty denbed n the
mortgage being foreclosed herein
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to forecloe a mortgage on
the following property
LOT 32, BLOCK 2, SUN & COUNTRY
RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 98 TO 102 INCLU-


SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you
are required to -e a cpy of your
written defen, if any to it on DA
VID J STERN, ESQ Plantiffs attor-
ney, wh addrs is 9 South
ne Island Road, Sute o00 Plant
tion FL 33324 3920 no later than 30
days rom the date of the fi publ-
ation of this nob of action and file
the original w the clerk of this
court either before sle on Plan-
tfs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter, others a default .1 be
entered against you for the relief de
handed n the complaint or petit.on.
filed here.
WITNESS my hand and the ea of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID STERN
ATTORNEY FORPLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD,
sUT 400
PLANTANTION, FL 333243920
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICAMNSWI
DISABILTES ACT OF 1990
In acordane with the A rtcns
W0th D0sb 0 A0 t persons n0ed-
ticipate in hs preedng should
contact Court Admntraton no later
than en days prior to the p-
eedSng at 250 NW Country Club
Drve, Po St Lue, FL 34986 or
.1 1-772 807 4370 within two
working days of your receipt of th
Summon./NOtle to Appear If you
aIe heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771 If you are vice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Fori-
da Relay lSere
336913 ON 10/21.,2809


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIV'L ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000257
3PMORGAN CHASE BANK,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUIIAL BANK,
FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL BANK FA,
Plaintiff,
VS.
RICKY L STANDEFER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Forelure dated Otober 06, 2009
and entered in Ce No, 47 2009
C-000257 of the Crcut Court of
the NINETEENTH Judical Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flor
da wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAON, AS
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FOR
MERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON
MUTUAL BANK, FA, IS the Plalntff
and RICKY L STANDEFER, TAMMY
J, STANDEFER, a the Defendants
I I el to the highest and best
bidder for cash at JURY ASEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
NW 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLOPIDA 34972 at 11 OOAM, on the
2nd day of Dec., 2009, the following
desribed property as set forth In
ad Final Judgment
LOT 24 OF TAYLOR CREEK
ISLES UNIT V, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 2D, OF THE PUBIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 2492 SE 27TH STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any pe n claiming an interest
in the surplus hm the ale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the LiU
Pendens must file a claim within
six (60) days after the le.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on 10/8/2009
Sharon Roberon
Clerk of the Ciuit Cuet
BY' Inda F Young
Deptu, IerI
This notice IS pvided puruant to
Adminsttratie Order No. 2.065
In a.ordae with the Amerans
Wlt DIisbllltle Act, mf you are a per
on with a dITbliy who needs any
accommodaton in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to prolsons
of certain' assisane Pea"' "'ni
the Court Admnistrator at 250 NW
Country Club Dri, Port st Lucie,
Flonda 34986, Phone No
772) 807-4370 within 2 wrklng
days of your reept of this notce or
pleading, if you are hearing im
paid, ca1 1800955 8771 (TDD),


Okeechobee News


October 28, 2009





if you are voice impaired, call 30 FEET THEREOF FOR RO
1800 955 8770 T )(VIa Flonda R- AND DRAINAGE PURPOSES.
lay SeiPc ALSO KNOWN AS LOTI
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ELUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
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IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE N EASEMENT OF THE NORTH
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COL ACTION ND DRAINAGE PURPOSES.
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HE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2
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OPla ntf O 1/2 OF TRACT 8, LYING
SND0 BEING IN SECTION 29,
QUINN EI BS et al, OWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
Defendants) 3 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE
LAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ,LAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3- IN
LUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru- RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage UNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO
Foreore dated Oter 06, 2009 N EASEENT OF THE NORT
and rented in Cae No 00 FEET THEREOF R ROAD
CA0141 of te Cirut C of ND DRAINAGE PURPOSES.
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and for OKEECHOBEEO County, Flor- TOGETHERR WITH A MOBILE
da wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N A, HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
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THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF QUINN TERETO
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e t tthe high ando bestA bidder 34972
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2ND FLOOR, OKECHOBEE CO Any pe a ing a ite
UDCI C 312 N W 3RD the o r fom the le f a
STRE K0EECHOBEE FLORIDA other than the Troerty o ner A o
92 at IAM on te 18th d te date of the LS enden mut file
of No, 2 9, the following d a lam within sixty (60) days after
nbed pperct as det forth in aid the ale
Final Judgmentl WTNESS M HAND and the
of 00is0Court0on 10H8o2009,
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE NORTh 1/2 OF THE Sharon Rober0 n
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 8, LYING "o of to Crut Cort
AND BEING IN SECTION 29,
TOWNSHIP SOUTH, RANGE BY Linda F Youn
33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE Deputy Cer
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN Flonda DeoaultLawGroup, P
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A- IN- 0 BOX 25018
CLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC Tampa, Flonda3362-018
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE F09018190 NBNYFHABIcurTy
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO 336451 ON 10/21,28/09
AN EASEMENT OF THE NORMH




More people




out of work




in September


By Charles M. Murphy

Okeechobee News

Unemployment inched higher to 13.3

percent in Okeechobee during September

according to the monthly report from the

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation,
Labor Market Statistics Center.

Okeechobee saw an increase from 12.9

percent to 13.3 percent as an additional 70

people filed for unemployment benefits.

The state reported 2,458 residents were on

unemployment last month.

Okeechobee was tied for 39th highest

among the 67 counties in Florida.

The report did note that 16,050 Okeecho-

bee residents had jobs last month.

One year ago the jobless rate was 10 per-

cent with 1,837 people out of work.

Glades County had more people on un-

employment, 512, but a lower rate in Sep-

tember. In September, 2008, there were 403

people out of work in Glades County.

Glades was tied for seventh highest

among Florida counties.

Around the area, Highlands County had

11.6 percent, Osceola 12.8 percent, St. Lucie

15.3 percent, and Martin County 11.9 per-

cent unemployment in September.




October 28, 2009


Okeechobee News


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Kiwanis Club

collects auction

donations
Do you wish there was away to shop lo-
cally for the holidays, get some really good
deals on great items, all while contributing
to the education of our local youth? It may
sound too good to be true, but it is not. It is
possible on Dec. 12, with the 34th Annual
Kiwanis Radio Auction, which will be broad-
cast live on WOKC 100.9 FM The Kiwanis
Radio Auction is an integral fundraiser that
has helped the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
to contribute more than $40,000 to local
students through high school scholarships,
mini-grants for teachers and educational
programs like Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
and Terrific Kids.
The Radio Auction is a unique process
beginning with the Kiwanis Club members
seeking donations of goods and services
from local businesses for the auction.
In an attempt to get an early start dur
ing trying economic times, the club mem-
bers have already been requesting dona-
tions from generous local businesses, like
Walmart whose manager Derek Denman
donated a pair of 20" Mongoose bikes and
two 2GB IPod Shuffles towards the club's
auction-fundraiser. Other items that have
already been secured for auction include:
golf packages, $150 gift certificates to both
Cowboys and SkipJacks Restaurants, a $50
savings bond from Seacoast National Bank,
gift certificate to Ding a Ling Deli, a pass for
two shooters (100 clays each) at Quail Creek
Plantation, Miami Dolphins tickets and an
exciting axis deer hunt including lunch at
the Brady Ranch valued at over $2500. Dur-
ing the auction, Kiwanis members answer
phone bids and WOKC's Billy Dean provides
listeners with live updates on the high bid for
each item in that particular 25-minute slot.
The Radio Auction will be held at River
side Bank on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the after-
noon, before the annual Christmas parade.
The club still needs many more items to
make the auction a success. If you or your
business are interested in contributing an
item, service or monetary donation, please
contact Brad Stark at 863-634-0651 or Jenny
Pung at 863-634-4385. To learn more about
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and their
commitment to the youth of our community
visit their website at www.kiwanisclubofo-
keechobee.com.

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Okeechobee News


22nd annual Kids Day fishit

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Taylor Creek Bass Club, Okeechobee 4 i.
County, and some 90 sponsors teamed up to
make the 22nd annual Kids Day fishing fes-
tival a huge success Sunday at the Okeecho-
bee Agri Civic Center.
"It was another great event," Event Chair-
man Charles Eaton said, "We had 244 kids
pre-register, and we had gift bags for every-
one. We like to give everyone a gift."
Mr. Eaton said he couldn't thank the
sponsors and the volunteers enough for
their continued enthusiasm and support.
Kolby Kreiger, a professional fisherman,
was on hand to be master of ceremonies.
He also brought his bass boat along to thrill
the crowd.
Freddy, the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District mascot, was also on hand.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
tion Commission also helped out by stock- Candace Nicoll took second place in Okeec
ing the pond at the Ag Center with close to the 7-10 age division. Sarah Kelly sl
1,700 catfish. her second pla
Organizers said the amount of fish caught division.
was down a little this year, perhaps due to
the hot weather and bright sunshine.
There was also a casting competition to
kick off the event.
Awards were given out in three divisions,
ages 4-6, 7-10, and 1 1-14.


October 28, 2009


festival a big hit


hobee News/Charles Murphy
lows off her prizes and
ice trophy in the 4-6 age


Emily Kleas took third place in the 7-10 Jonathon Fox finished in second place
division, in the 11-14 year old division.


William Gosa took home the top prize
in the 11-14 age division.

Rescue available

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


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Quenton Law took first prize in teh 11- Okeechobee News/Charles Mul
14 year old age bracket in the casting Preston Howell took third place in
kids competition Sunday. 4-6 age division.




October 28 2009


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467-0470
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Family Restaurant


Early Dinner Platter Soup & Salad
Served with 2 sides, hushpuppies, and Combo
your choice of either Fried, Seared, or Our Garden Salad
Blackened. Choose one of the following : paired w/ New England
Fish Filet, Dolphin, Shrimp, Catfish, Clams Clam Chowder or the
$9 soup'dejour! $7

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The staff of The Clock Restaurant has
faithfully provided the Okeechobee com-
munity with quality service and food for
over 5 years.
You'll find the Clock easily takes the
gold when it comes to maintaining a nice
family atmosphere... We have a variety of
Breakfast, lunch & dinner specials.
Do you only have an hour or less for
lunch? We'll get you in and out faster than
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and that s guaranteed. For breakfast, the
Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7
days a week for $7.19 with just about
every breakfast item on it you can think of.
Everyone knows about our famous
Touchdown Breakfast that is always avail-
able any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pan-
cakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for
$4.89.
For lunch you can always try our Lunch
Buffet Monday through Friday from
11:30am-1:30pm for a variety of delicious
cold cuts to Hot dogs and Hamburgers for
only $7.99.
For dinner, try our all you can eat
shrimp & fish for only $9.99, every Friday
and Saturday night. We also offer our
Prime Rib Dinner for only $9.99, anyday
anytime!. You will find the coupon for
this and many other specials right here
in the Okeechobee News Dining Guide..


Fish Wrap
Seasoned Skipjack fish fillet
tossed in Skipjack sauce,
with lettuce, tomato, and
cheddar cheese. Served with
one side...$6.50

Soup & 1/2 Sandwi


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Skipjack Fish Sandwich
Breaded golden fried, seared, or
blackened fish fillet, with lettuce,
and tomato. Served with 2 sides
and your choice of tartar, spicy
mayo, or Skipjack sauce...$6.50

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