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Vol. 100 No. 138 Wednesday, November 18, 2009


50 Plus tax


1 Drive-thru vaccinations a success


Glades Gas celebrates
80 years ... Page 15


Index
Classifieds .................................. 19-23
Community Events....................... 5
Crossword............................. 22
Obituaries........................... .. 6
O pinion... ..................................... 5
Speak Out ................................... 4
Sports ........................... 17-18
W e ath e r ............................................. 2

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Officials were pleased with
the results of the drive through
H1N1 vaccination clinic held Sat-
urday, Nov. 14 at Okeechobee
High School. According to Mitch
Smeykal of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department, 891 high
risk people were given the shot
in four hours. He said that some
people arrived by 6:30 a.m. and
that there was a backlog when the
clinic first opened. However, once


that backlog was cleared up, traf-
fic flowed through smoothly.
If for some reason, persons in
the high risk categories were not
able to come to the clinic, they
should check with their doctor.
Mr. Smeykel said that some doc-
tors might still have doses of the
vaccine. Current plans call for the
health department to operate an-
other drive through clinic for high
risk people some time in mid De-
cember, depending on the avail-
ability of the vaccine.


A shortage of the vaccine has
caused the health department to
receive it in small shipments. Mr.
Smeykal said even the Depart-
ment of Defense has only received
enough vaccines for overseas per-
sonnel. The health department is
hoping to have enough vaccine by
January to make it available to the
general population.
There have been no local ad-
verse reactions reported for the
vaccine, according to Mr. Smeykal
and very few state wide.


Priority groups include: preg-
nant women, caregivers for chil-
dren younger than six months,
health care and emergency medi-
cal services personnel, all people
10-24 years of age and people 25-
64 who have health conditions as-
sociated with higher risk of medi-
cal complications from influenza.
Post your opinions in the Public Is-
sues Forum at www.newszap.com.
Reporter Pete Gawda can be reached
at pgawda@newszap.com.


Blood 'Round Up'


is a great success
In an outpouring of commu- Mike Shellen, won by Maureen
nity spirit and concern for others, Thomas.
599 units of blood were donated The grand prize of a washing
at the Fourth annual Okeechobee machine donated by Carlos Bo-
Blood Roundup. A total of 679 hamon of Okeechobee Sears was
people registered to donate and won by Denise Dominguez, who
received "goodie bags" with items just moved to Okeechobee from
donated by local businesses. West Virginia. She said that was
In addition, 154 door prizes the one appliance they had not
were handed out, ranging from yet purchased for their home.
manicures to oil changes to a half
day guided fishing trip with Capt. Roo Rnndl Po ~ 9


Russ Colwell of Florida's Blood Centers and Michael Lee
Scott, who provided music for the two-day blood drive, are
pictured with Raye Deusinger, Roundup Chairman.


Homecoming King and Queen
Monica Koger was crowned Okeechobee High School Hom
coming Queen during halftime at the Homecoming footb.
game on Friday, Nov. 6. Homecoming King this year was Aar(
Suarez.


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Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a high
near 83 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Winds will be from the north northeast
between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with a
low around 60. Winds will be from the north
northeast around 5 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with a high near 82
and a 20 percent chance of showers. Winds
will be from the north northwest around 5
mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low
around 58 and a 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Winds will be from the north northwest
around 5 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 6-3-8; Play 4: 3-4-4-6; Fantasy 5:
13-21-22-25-26; Mega Money: 2-10-19-42
MB 16; Florida Lotto: 13-23-26-34-38-51
X 3; Powerball: 19-30-32-48-57 PB14 x5.
Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 3-5-3;
Play 4: 2-2-5-6.
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Both top prizes will be presented during
this week. Other prize winners will be con-
tacted by phone and can pick up their prizes
at the Okeechobee Main Street Office, 111
NE Second St.
Representatives from Florida's Blood
Centers in Orlando, suppliers of all the blood
used at Raulerson Hospital, came to view
the Roundup and were impressed with the
friendliness, the attitude and the response of
the people of Okeechobee.
Blood Drives are held throughout the year
around town, but the Roundup is the year's
top drive. It is handled entirely by volunteers
and donations from the community.



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Cardiovascular diseases
SElectrophysiology studies
Cardiac Catheterization
SImplantation of cardiac devices

DOCOR 'Li ~iy HELT :ENE
:04 SE PAKSRET KECOE


Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee County Health Department

Drive-thru vaccinations a success
The H1N1 vaccine was administered to 891 high risk persons at a drive
through clinic held Saturday, Nov. 14 at Okeechobee High School.








Auto dealer is accused of perjury


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local used car dealer has been arrested
and accused of telling a detective and state
prosecutor falsehoods that resulted in an in-
nocent woman going to jail.
Jeffrey Reuel Brabham, 44, Randolph
Siding Road, Jupiter, was
arrested Thursday, Nov. 12,
on a felony charge of perju-
ry in an official proceeding.
He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $5,000.
According to Detective
Susan Morrison, of the
Okeechobee County Sher- Jeffrey Reuel
iff's Office (OCSO), Brab- Brabham
ham reportedly falsified a
bill of sale then told her and Assistant State
Attorney Stephanie Tew that the copy he had
given them was the true form.
The bill of sale was between his busi-
ness, Affordable Auto Sales, 312 N.W Third
St., and a local woman.
Detective Morrison explained that the
woman had written an $1,100 check for
license tags for her 1993 semi and its 1987

Arrest Report
The II .... individuals were arrested on felony
or driving under the influence (DUI charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the
Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), the Flor
ida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Courtney Marie Coyner, 27, of Southwest Ninth
Street in Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 16 by OCSO
Cpl. Aric Majere and charged with burglary of a convey
ance. Bond was set at $5,000.
Rachel Nicole Hennon, 18, of Northwest 30h
Street, was arrested Nov 16 and charged with posses
sion of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Bond was set at $5,000 OCP Officer R. Holroyd was the
arresting officer.
Francisco Javier Montes-Hernandez, 19, was ar
rested Nov. 16 and charged with retail theft. OCP Officer
Eddings was the arresting officer. Bond was set at $500.
Bascom Drawdy, 16, of Underhill Road, was ar
rested Nov 16, and charged with possession of a con
trolled substance.
This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless
otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

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tractor, but the check was no good. So, she
went to Brabham on March 11, 2008, and
asked him for a loan so that she could make
the check good.
He agreed and reportedly made out a bill
of sale that included on the bottom a hand-
written notation that said: "Customer will
pay back on 3/18/08." Brabham apparently
agreed to use the tractor/trailer as collateral
for the loan.
But, the detective said she later learned
that the bill of sale given to the victim by
Brabham did not have the handwritten no-
tation on it.
The detective explained that Brabham
agreed to loan the 49-year-old woman the
money because she had earlier purchased
a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe sports utility vehicle
from him.
Then later, Brabham filed a complaint at
the sheriff's office claiming that the victim
had not brought him the tractor/trailer or
signed the titles over to him. So on Aug. 7,
2008, the woman was arrested on a charge
of grand theft and booked into the county
jail. Because of other arrests, a check of jail
records did not reveal just how long the vic-


tim was in jail on that specific charge.
The detective's arrest affidavit indicates
that during a state attorney's hearing, Brab-
ham swore that the bill of sale he had given
Ms. Tew and Detective Morrison was the
complete original document. However, indi-
cated Detective Morrison, the copy they had
did not have the handwritten notation.
Brabham did not know that the victim's
mother had given the detective the original
bill of sale that included the handwritten no-
tation, explained Detective Morrison.
Detective Morrison went on to say that
a witness told her that the victim went to
Brabham to make a payment on the loan.
However, he reportedly told her to put the
payment on the Tahoe instead because the
$1,100 loan was "chump change."
As part of her investigation, Detective
Morrison gave both bills of sale -- one with
the handwritten notation and one without
-- to OCSO Document Examiner Kathleen
Watson. She compared handwriting on both
bills of sale and concluded that the forms
had been filled out by Brabham.
According to jail records, Brabham has
been released on bond.


Special magistrate fines property owner


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At a hearing held Tuesday afternoon,
Nov. 17 Okeechobee County Code Enforce-
ment Special Magistrate imposed a fine
on absentee landowners Gary and Morris
Cook. They had been cited for building a
shed without a permit on NW 304th Street
in Viking. At last month's hearing they
were required to obtain a permit and final
inspection by Nov. 12. Code enforcement
officer Beth Albert stated that had not been
done. Therefore they were fined $25 a day
for every day of noncompliance starting
Nov. 18.
The property at 3381 NW 22nd Ave. be-
longing to N & A Real Estate XI LLC had
been cited in April because of extreme
overgrowth.
"This has been going on since April of
this year and it's merely yard clean up,"
stated Ms. Nichols. "This is unacceptable."
The real estate company was given un-
til Dec. 10 to clean up the property or they






TREASURE COAST
CRIME

TOPPED


could be fined up to $250 a day.
Last month Vernon Dean Barefoot was
given until Nov. 12 to complete the permit-
ting process and receive final inspection for
his pole barn at 4602 SE 28th St.
"They are diligently trying to come into
compliance," stated code enforcement of-
ficer Albert. Therefore, Ms. Nichols extend-
ed the compliance deadline until Jan. 14.
Gloria Jean Vonderau was given until
Jan. 14 to remove overgrowth and debris
and either demolish or take steps to repair
the condemned structure on her 2388 NE
103rd Ave. property. If that is not done, she
could be fined up to $250 a day.
The cases against Phillip Allen McCallis-
ter, Jr. and John D. and Laura S. Holt were
tabled due to lack of proper notification.
The properties of Corbett and Aline Nor-
man and Salim Laham and Loretta J. Mat-
thieu were found to be in compliance and
those cases were not heard.
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at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda
can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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The forum is up
I am so glad to see the forum is back on-
line. I can't believe how much I missed read-
ing the comments from local folks. And I like
the new format too.

Okeechobee football
I went to the Clewiston game, and de-
spite leading at one point 7-6, Okeechobee
was -- well good old Okeechobee -- as Clewis-
ton scored the next several touchdowns and
had the game wrapped up mid-way through
the third quarter. I know they are young and
that's good for the future if the coaching staff
develops the talent that they have. I am hope-
ful that Coach Jackson and the rest of the
coaching staff can develop the talent and they
can win some games next year, as they can't
get any worse and there is nowhere to go but
UP. 0-11 does not look good, and it's not. Yes,
I am counting the Ft. Pierce central game as
they played another team so it counts in my
book. First time since 1979-1980 that the var-
sity did not win a game. Like I said they can't
possibly get any worse and you either get bet-
ter or worse in everything you do.

Gum in teacher's hair leads to
felony arrest
I just get the feeling there was more to
this than an incident of gum throwing.
If the Code of Student Conduct dictates
an expulsion for an assault against a school
board employee, then is your contention that
the code needs to be changed or revised? As
I see it, given the way the code is written, the
administrators had no choice but to recom-
mend an expulsion. And if I'm not mistaken,
the officer had to arrest the student and charge
him with assault if the teacher chose to press
charges. It appears that everyone did exactly
what they were supposed to do.

H1N1
I was glad that they did the drive-thru
for the vaccination for H N 1. But it was such
short notice that a lot of people could not get


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there. Some were out of town that day and
could not get back for the shots. I hope they
plan another day for more shots and I hope
they give us a little more notice.
SWeighing the risk of the side effects of
the vaccine against the risk of HIN1, it was a
hard decision to make-should my children
have the shots or not? It's something every
parent will have to decide on their own. If a
child has had a bad reaction to a vaccine or a
flu shot in the past, consult with the pediatri-
cian. We decided to go ahead with the shots.
One child had a headache and ran a low fever
about 8 hours after the shot, but was better by
the next morning. I think the risk is worth it.

Low cost vet services
Yes, we need a spay/neuter clinic in the
county somewhere, some time. It is unfath-
omable that with the numbers of veterinar-
ians in this town, the prices of spay/neuters
would be so exorbitant. A dog I rescued from
the street cost well over $250 (small breed!)
before the spay was done. A few years ago,
having rescued a pregnant cat, I happened to
find a traveling van at Walpole one day and
had two cats done, one male, one female, for
under $50 for the two. We have many kind-
hearted, animal loving people in Okeecho-
bee who rescue pets, adopt from friends and
neighbors, then cannot afford the surgical
costs to prevent unwanted litters. It would
seem reasonable that the vets could set up a
clinic a couple times a year with low-cost sur-
geries. Particularly for young animals, the sur-
geries aren't complex, the costs aren't great.
Are the veterinarians more concerned with
the dollar than with the animals, the commu-
nity, and animal welfare in general? They must
be aware of the numbers of unwanted litters,
euthanasias, strays and abandoned animals.
Please, have a heart. Put your heads together,
volunteer some time, and rotate the services
among your fellow professionals. Clearly y'all
are making some pretty good money in your
practices. How about a little altruism and sac-
rifice for the sake of our people and pets?
I think it is a shame that with all of the un-
wanted animals roaming around in Okeecho-
bee, we do not have the low-cost spay pro-
grams they have on the coast. Can't the
county see the need for this? The county ani-
mal control department euthanizes about 300
unclaimed stray dogs and cats every month.
Wouldn't it be better, and more cost effective,
to prevent so many unwanted animals from
being born to begin with? One female cat
may have 10 or more kittens in a year, and
within three years, those kittens could pro-
duce hundreds more unwanted kittens. Many
people will take in a stray but just don't have
the money to pay to have it spayed.


Wednesday November 18, 2009


Letter to the editor

Hi you all, by working with all of you. Thanks is not
As they say in Okeechobee. enough you have overwhelmed me with
This was an honor for me to work with such support.
such fine people each so capable in there We saved together over 1,580 lives we
job.
But more than that, how each of you draw over 500 units I thank you for all you
But more than that, how each of you
cared for our donors, the volunteer staff and did.
the peace we all had as we worked togeth- Sincerely,
er to Save Lives. I have been truly blessed Russ Colwell

Community Events


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

Thursday
Cowboys for Christ will meet in the Bassinger
Civic Center at 6 p.m., For information, please
call, Kim Davis 863-634-6360.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. All types of sew-
ing is welcome. For more information call Corry
Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet to help
and encourage women who have been diag-
nosed with cancer. The meeting will be held at
the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at 863-824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus
Ministries will meet for a pot luck supper at 6
p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
863-763-2285.
Family History Center is open from 1 until 5
p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day


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Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. For information, call The Family History
Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard Smith at 863-
261-5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For in-
formation, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly sup-
port groups for women who are, or have been,
affected by domestic violence and abusive re-
lationships. The support groups are held every
Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
863-763-2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes from 7 un-
til 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area Agency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for
an ill family member is welcome. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will
meet every third Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.
at Beef O' Bradys. All contractors are welcome.
For more information, contact Scott Chapman at
863-634-7532.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has
moved to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For in-
formation, call Monika at 863-801-3244 or Rocy
at 863-610-0975.


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Community Events


Tobacco-Free Initiative meeting
The Tobacco-Free initiative of Okeecho-
bee Network will hold their meeting Nov. 18
at noon to 1 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Con-
ference room, 1200 NE Park Street. Lunch
will be provided. RSVP to 863-462-5781.

Farm City lunch tickets on sale
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee and the
Okeechobee Area Agri-Council will be co-
hosting the 16th Annual Kiwanis/Ag Council
Farm-City Week Luncheon at the Okeecho-
bee KOA. The luncheon is scheduled to
begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at
Farm Credit 863-763-6466 or Farm Bureau
863-763-3101. They can also be purchased
at the door on the day of the luncheon.

November safety class
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will hold the following
Health & Safety class: Wednesday, Nov. 18
- Adult CPR/AED at 6 p.m. Classes are held at
their Service Center, located at 323 N. Parrott
Ave. To register, or for more information call
863-763-2488.


Meet the Author Tea
At 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, Friends
of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will
host a Meet the Author Tea with guest au-
thor, Deborah Sharp, mystery writer of,
"Mama Does Time" and the new "Mama
Rides Shotgun."
Gazebo rededication set
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Reded-
ication of the Gazebo in Flagler Park will be
held on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m. The
Okeechobee High School Jazz Band will
be there to perform and Judge Bill Hendry
will give a history of the Gazebo and Flagler
Park. Call J.D. Mixon at 863-763-0999 x303 if
you have any questions.

It's Honey Baked Ham time!
Okeechobee Main Street is once again of-
fering Honey Baked Hams for Thanksgiving.
Spiral hams, boneless hams, whole smoked
turkeys or turkey breast, side dishes and des-
serts are available. Order yours at Syble's
Flowers and Gifts, 119 So. Parrott Avenue or
at the Main Street Office 111 NE 2nd Street.
Order deadline is Nov. 20. For more infor-
mation call 863-763-2225 or 863-357-6247.


Eagles to host turkey shoot
The Fraternal Order of Eagles 4137 will
host a Turkey Shoot on Nov. 21 and 22
with a Men's Turkey Shoot from 9 a.m. un-
til... and a Ladies Yard Sale. Items can be
donated after Nov. 19 or come join us and
bring your items to sell and donate 25 per-
cent back to Ladies Auxiliary. The proceeds
from the sale will benefit Snowball Charities.
Breakfast will available on Sunday, Nov. 22,
from 8:30-11 a.m. Pulled pork sandwiches,
hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries will
be available both days. For more informa-
tion, please call 863-763-2552.


Food For Families drive under way


This is the 25th year that WPTV Chan-
nel 5 has coordinated the Food For Families
food drive in our viewing area. The Food
drive began Oct. 12 and runs through Mon-
day, Nov. 23.
For most of the 24 years of Food For
Families Raulerson Hospital has provided
the warehouse space that holds and be-
comes the distribution point in Okeecho-
bee County for local agencies that regularly
feed or provide meals to individuals and
families in need.
As always, the non-perishable food
items that are donated during Food For
Families provides not just holiday meals
but in many cases fills pantries at soup
kitchens and shelters so that the needy in
our community can be fed for months to
come.


All food and donations made in
Okeechobee County will stay in Okeecho-
bee County.
A large thank you is extended to the
schools that have participated in this event.
So far South Elementary raised 1,358
pounds, Seminole Elementary raised 1,554
pounds and North Elementary raised 1,132
pounds.
Raulerson Hospital is asking businesses
and individuals in our community to please
support this great cause. Your donations
can be dropped off at Raulerson Hospital,
Seacoast National Bank and Publix Gro-
cery Store.
For more information you can call Chan-
nel 5 at 1-800-345-9788 or Marnie Lauter
PR/Marketing Coordinator for Raulerson
Hospital at 863-824-2702.


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The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is sell-
ing fully cooked whole roasted turkeys from
18 to 20 pounds for $30 each. Orders must
be placed and paid for by Nov. 21.
Orders are limited to the first 75 pre-paid
orders. Orders can be placed at Porter's
Cleaners, 1700 S. Parrott Ave. Cash, checks,
Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Orders may be picked up on Thursday,
Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Ma-
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Obituaries


Andrew James Raley, 17
OKEECHOBEE -Andrew James Raley went
home to the Lord Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009.
He was born Jacksonville, on Nov. 30, 1991.
He is survived by his
mother, Karen Ral-
ey; his grandparents,
Kenneth and Bobbie
Raley; brother, Lo-
gan Smith; sister,
Ashely Raley; and
extended family, un-
cles and aunts, Rob-
ert and Kimberly
Taggart, Brian and
Silvermoon Taggart,
William and Tracey
Taggart, and Ken-
neth Raley Jr., and numerous cousins.
Memorial services will be at Yeehaw Jct. Bap-
tist Church in Yeehaw Jct. at 11 a.m., Wednes-
day, Nov. 18. He was loved and will be deeply
missed.

Dean Clarence Claycomb
OKEECHOBEE Dean Clarence Claycomb,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at
his residence.
Born April 15, 1914, in Weyant, Pa., he had
been a resident since 1995 and was one of Je-
hovah's Witnesses.
He was preceded in death by his son, Guy
Mock; brothers, Rayford, Merle, Alton, Vernon;
and sister, Opal.
He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years,
Ruth Glenda Harr Claycomb of ( i.... -il.i-,
sons, Larry D. Claycomb, Robert A. Claycomb,
both of Okeechobee, Rodger E. Claycomb of
Smithville, Mo.; brothers, Curtis Claycomb, and
Sheldon Claycomb; and sister, Leahbelle Hof-
mann. In addition he is survived by seven grand-
children and 11 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday,
Nov. 20, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of ( ...I i , P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34972.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, (,i.,,i lI Online
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.

Orville Wayne Day 69
FT. PIERCE Orville Wayne Day, 69, died
Nov. 15, 2009, in Ft. Pierce.
Mr. Day was born in Harlan County, Ky., and
moved to Ft. Pierce in 2001 coming from Okee-
chobee.
He graduated from Eastern Kentucky State
University and taught High School for 30 years
in ( i., i -l, -i He was a great outdoorsman
and loved to fish and hunt.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary L.
Day of Ft. Pierce; and brother, Marvin Day of Ft.
Pierce. He was preceded in death by his par-
ents, Orville E. Day and Edna Sargent Day; and
brother, Jerry Day.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street,
Stuart, FL 34997.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.,
Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Haisley Funeral Home
with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial
will take place at Riverview Memorial Park.
Those unable to attend may sign a guest book
at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.


Dan Thomas 'Cowboy'
Rutherford, 54
OKEECHOBEE -Dan Thomas "Cowboy"
Rutherford, died Monday, November 16, 2009,
in Lake Wales. He was 54.
Born May 27, 1955 in Shelbyville, Ind., he had
been a resident of Okeechobee since 1973.
He was preceded in death by his daughter,
Lisa Ann Rutherford; mother, Elizabeth; father,
Gerald; and sister, Mary Jane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years,
Diane Rutherford of Okeechobee; son, De-
wayne Rutherford of (' ... i..I daughters,
Donna Bessenbacher of White City, and Denice
Rutherford of ('I.. i. l. grandchildren,
Wyatt, Logan, Alyssa, and Jeanna; brothers, To-
ny, Joe and John, all of Indiana; and sisters, Kar-
en, Janet and Anita, all of Indiana.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. un-
til service time of 2 p.m. Friday, November 20,
in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., ( i. .. .. i, i
On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
Patty Sue Pierce, 72
OKEECHOBEE -Patty Sue Pierce, age 72, of
(i, .. il,, , died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at her
residence. Born June 13, 1937, in Sylacauga,
Ala., she had been a resident of Okeechobee for
the past 15 years.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald R.
Pierce.
She is survived by her son, David Pierce
(Pamela) of Okeechobee; granddaughter,
Heather Palacios of ('i.,I ,i d,, Kandice
Reeves of Tampa; grandsons, Christopher
Pierce and Shaun Reeves; granddaughters, Crys-
tal Reeves, Jessica Carter of Okeechobee; great-
grandchildren, Aiyana Palacios, Laila Montijo,
Chase Reeves, Paige Bolen, Kayla Hood, Ne-
vaeh Reeves, all of ('i. .. ... and Emily Clay
of Tampa.
In addition she is survived by her sister, Lucky
Haley of Arizona; brother, Billy Teel (Bridgette)
of Colorado; nephews, Ronny Tommy, and
Danny; and niece, Karen.
There will be no public services or visitation.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may
be made to the family to help defray cost.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, ( i..,, ii ,I,, On-line
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
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James 'Jimmy' Randall Bell, 60
OKEECHOBEE -James "Jimmy" Randall
Bell, age 60, of (' .. 1 died Monday, Nov.
16, 2009, in Raulerson Hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1948, in West Palm Beach, he
had been a lifetime resident of Okeechobee.
Jimmy graduated from ('i ..,,I ...I High
School in 1967 and
from Indian River
Community College
with an AA degree.
He served in the
United States Navy
from 1969- 1973 dur-
ing the Vietnam Era.
He enjoyed camp-
ing, fishing, traveling
reading, music and
crosswords.
Jimmy was hon-
ored by
South Florida Water Management in
West Palm Beach, and presented with a hero-
ism award for his brave act of pulling a drown-
ing woman from Taylor Creek behind his
house. He pulled her from the bottom of the
creek and her life was saved. This was Jimmy's
nature, to always help anyone in need. He
worked for South Florida Water Management
for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by father, Robert
Bell; mother, Thelma Kent Bell Blashaw; and
step-father, Stan Blashaw.
Survived by loving wife of 28 years, Ann Bell;
treasured pet, Mr. Kat; brother, Kent (Sherry)
Bell of Virginia; e .,11 ,IIl i, Mary(Ben) Bull-
ington; God grandson, Caleb Bullington of
(l, .,. i l ,I sisters-in-law, Virginia (Robie)
Wallace of West Virginia, and Charlotte (Bill)
Seaman of Sebring; and many aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews.
Jimmy graduated from (i .. II .O...- High
School in 1967 and from Indian River Commu-
nity College with an AA degree. He served in the
United States Navy from 1969- 1973 During the
Vietnam Era.
Jimmy was honored by South Florida Water
Management in West Palm Beach, and present-
ed with a heroism award for his brave act of
pulling a drowning woman from Taylor Creek
behind his house. He pulled her from the bot-
tom of the creek and her life was saved. This
was Jimmy's nature, to always help anyone in
need. He worked for South Florida Water Man-
agement for over 30 years.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested do-
nations be made to Hospice of (,i.. -I I... at
P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, ( i., ,, i-lI, On-line con-
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DeeDee Cates, 57
OKEECHOBEE -DeeDee Cates, passed away
Monday, November 16, 2009, at her residence.
She was 57.
She was the owner/operator of Porter's Dry
Cleaners. Born October 26, 1952 in Cincinnati,
Ohio, she had been
a resident of Okee-
chobee since 2000.
Dee Dee and Steve
previously lived in
Lawrenceburg, Ky.,
where she was em-
ployed by the Ken-
tucky Department of
Revenue for some
17 years. She en-
joyed reading, cook-
ing, sewing,
s o c i a I i z -
ing, fishing and people. She was a mem-
ber of the Eastern Star, Okeechobee Cattle
Women's Association, Friends of the Battlefield
of Okeechobee, (.-I ,....I Main Street,
Women's Auxiliary of Cypress Hut Eagles, and
the Democratic Executive Committee.
She is survived by her loving husband, Steve
Cates of Okeechobee, Retired (PVA) Property
Valuation Administrator of Graves County, Ky.;
son, Marty Aldridge of Bagdad, Ky.; daughter,
Lori Aldridge Smith of Chocowinity, N.C.; step-
son, Jason Homes (Adrian) of Mayfield, Ky.;
grandsons, Billy Wayne Aldridge of Bagdad, Ky.,
and Hunter Smith of Chocowinity, N.C.; grand-
daughters, McKayla Aldridge of Chocowinity,
N.C., and Adleigh Homes of Mayfield, Ky.
The family will receive friends Thursday, No-
vember 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and an Eastern
Star Service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel. A service will be 10 a.m.
Friday, November 20, at Freedom Ranch, with
Pastor John Glenn officiating. Interment will be
in Versailles, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.

Barbara J. Chamberlain, 78
OKEECHOBEE Barbara J. Chamberlain,
age 78, of Okeechobee, died Sunday, Nov. 15
2009, at her residence.
Born May 5, 1931, in Petersburg, Ind., she had
been a resident since 1987 and was a member
of the Lakeport Christian Church. She enjoyed
reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ernest Chamberlain; and sister, Deloris Catt.
She is survived by her son, Carlos E. Chamber-
lain (Elaine) of Album, Calif., Mark J. Chamber-
lain (Cyndi) of Englewood; sister, Carolyn
Desper of Okeechobee; six grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m.,
Dec. 2, at the Lakeport Christian Church.
In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir-
cle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On-line
condolences may be made to www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.





November 18, 2009 Okeechobee News


Area churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Wednesday, Nov. 18 is the last night of the
revival at North Okeechobee Church of
God, 15949 NW 30th Terrace, The speaker for
the 6 p.m. service will be international evan
gelist and missionary Bennie Jones. For more
information contact Pastor Don Leon at 863
634-0344.
Cowboys for Christ will meet Thursday
evening, Nov. 19 at the Basinger Community
Center on U.S. 98. There will be a potluck sup
per at 6 p.m. and the service starts at 7 p.m.
Rob and Joy Armstrong will be singing. For
more information, contact Doyle McDuffy at
863-763-2285.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 SW
Sixth Ave., will host their monthly Gospel sing
at 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 20. Coffee and des
serts will be served immediately afterward.
Every Wednesday evening the church serves
a dinner at 6 p.m. followed by an awesome
Bible Study from 7 to 8 p.m. Pastor Nick Hop
kins presents educational and in depth studies.
The public is invited and the meal cost is $5.00
per person.
A nondenominational organization, 3 Cord
Disciples, will have a men's rally on Friday
Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Osceola Middle School
gymnasium, 825 SW 28th St. The speakers for
the evening will be Ty Smith and James Garner.
The organization invites the men of Okeecho
bee to join them for a time of challenging,
growth and unity.
New Beginnings Worship Center, 2900
SW Third Terrace, will have a yard sale, on Sat
urday, Nov. 21 beginning at 8 a.m. There will
be tools, dishes, clothing, furniture and bric-a
brac.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 NW 23rd
Place is sponsoring a bazaar from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Nov. 21. There will be handmade
quilts, holiday decorations, unique Christmas
gifts, baked goods and refreshments. Peace
Lutheran Youth and families will be teaming
up with Florida Community Health Center
to make Thanksgiving baskets for patients in
need. They will meet Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m.
to assemble the baskets and on Monday, Nov.
23 the baskets will be delivered between noon
and 2 p.m. The church will have a Thanksgiv
ing Eve Service at 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. Practice
for the Christmas Cantata is held Wednesdays
at 7 p.m.
The Okeechobee Community Choir,
in its 1lth year under the direction of Sandy
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other seasonal
favorites. Re
hearsals will
be held on
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200 NW Sec
ond St. All interested singer, 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 suggest
ed, not mandatory. Last year, 65 singers rep
resenting 19 local churches participated. The
cantata will be presented the weekend before
Christmas, Dec. 18, 19 and 20. For more infor
nation, call Sandy at 634 7714.
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,
1167 Linda Drive, will be having their Annual
Christmas Craft Bazaar and Book Fair on Satur
day, Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will
be homemade crafts and baked good. Lunch
will be available. If you have any questions
please call Suelynn Richardson at 863-357
6500.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-
3134, extension 4225.


Concert to benefit Healthy Start


On Nov. 21, Church of our Saviour Epis-
copal Church, 200 NM 3rd Street, will hold
its second "Beginnings" Concert. The sec-
ond in the series is entitled, "Beginnings
and Beyond...the Lake". This year's event
will benefit Healthy Families Okeechobee.
The admission for this event is a package
of diapers.
Healthy Families Martin-Okeechobee, a
division of Helping People Succeed, Inc., is
a voluntary home visiting program for ex-
pectant parents or parents with newborn
babies. The program offers support servic-
es to families who may experience stress
in their lives, because babies don't come
with instruction manuals! Family Support
Workers work together with the families
to promote positive parent-child relation-
ships and healthy child development. Ad-
ditionally, Family Support Workers help the
parents attain personal goals including bet-
tering their education, employment or liv-
ing situation and provide linkages to health
and other community resources the fami-
lies may need. Services may start prenatally
or shortly after the birth of a baby and can
continue until the child's 5th birthday.
A pre-concert presentation will take
place in the courtyard at 6:15 p.m. with mu-
sic by the Chobee Steelers. This steel drum
band is a violence prevention program
and is sponsored by the First Missionary


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Baptist Church and Martha's House. This
ensemble is under the direction of Shirlean
Graham and Maggie Sandavol. Informa-
tion about the Steelers will be available.
Light refreshments will be served during
this time and representatives from Healthy
Families will be there to answer any ques-
tions about their organization.
Following their performance, the con-
cert presentation will begin at 7 p.m. inside
the church. The Cuvier Trio is a Consort-in-
Residence from the Department of Music
at Florida Atlantic University. The trio was
founded in 1993 and is composed of a gui-
tar (Dr. Kenneth Keaton), a recorder (Dr.
Ed Petuch), and flute (Ms. Kristin Hurley).
This ensemble specializes in music of the
Renaissance and Baroque time periods in
music history. Dr. ED Petuch will also play
organ selections from those time periods.
Also performing will be the music staff
of Okeechobee Music. This ensemble fea-
tures five local private teachers from the
store-Ray Noel, Kevin Kinnaird, Aerik Na-
gel, John Olsen and Ethan Turbeville. This
concert will mark the first time they have
performed together in an ensemble and
promises to be an exciting end to the eve-
ning.
Cash donations will gladly be accepted,
both for Healthy Families and the Chobee
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Farm City Week Proclamation
At their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 the Okeechobee
County Commission proclaimed the week of Nov. 20-26
to be Farm City Week in the county. Commission Chair-
man Clif Betts, right, presents the proclamation to Jeff
Sumner of the Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club is one of
the sponsors of the event.


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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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Department of Environmental Protection,
wants to work with city and county govern-
ments on the best way to regulate boats that
anchor outside of permitted mooring fields.
Currently, local ordinances for anchoring
are unenforceable outside of mooring field
boundaries.
The FWC is collecting letters of interest
until Nov. 13 from those local governments
that have an interest in establishing mooring
ordinances. Of those governments, the FWC
will choose five locations throughout the state
to participate in a pilot program. The five sites
will be selected prior to July 1, 2011.
Under the pilot program, the FWC will
work with the selected local governments,
who may establish and enforce FWC-ap-
proved mooring ordinances outside of a
mooring field. The program does not include
ordinances for live-aboard vessels.
"We want to engage all local governments
to consider this," said Maj. Paul Ouellette,
leader of the FWC's Boating and Waterways
Section. "It is important to promote boating
rights and accessibility, but it is also impor-
tant to protect the marine environment and
maritime property, and reduce the number
of abandoned or derelict vessels. We hope
this pilot program will help us shape uniform
and consistent regulatory regimes that do not
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The FWC will submit a report on the pilot
program to the governor and Legislature by
Jan. 1,2014.
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Special to the Okeechobee News/NEHS
Food for Families
New Endeavor participated in Channel 5's Food For
Families food drive. Classes competed to see who
could collect the most, a total of 481 items were collect-
ed. Winning classes: Secondary: Mr. Stuart's, 1st place;
Mr. Whiteside's, 2nd place; Mr. Delagall's, 3rd place. El-
ementary: Mr. Dyer's, 1st place; Mr. Mims, 2nd place; Mr.
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Crawford signing
The community is invited to a party to con-
gratulate Jonathon Crawford for signing with
the University of Florida Gator baseball team.
The Okeechobee baseball program ex-
pects to compete for a second consecutive


party Wednesday
district championship this year and Crawford
is expected to be a huge part of that effort. The
party is scheduled for this Wednesday, Nov.
18, at 7 p.m. at Cowboys Restaurant on South
Parrott Avenue.


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Rev. Arlen Cook, who served in the Airforce during the Vietnam War, shared r
a message honoring 19 of the 25 Veterans at Okeechobee Health Care Facil-
ity during the Veteran's Day celebration Wednesday afternoon. Arlen, who is
the pastor at Northside Baptist, reminisced with the Veterans about the fun
times of having a funeral and burying a cigarette in a 6' grave at boot camp,
the thrill of seeing Old Glory fly on foreign soil in the "dawn's early light,"
and drew an interesting parallel between serving as a member of the Armed Special to the Okeechobee News/OHCF
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Okeechobee landmark: Glades Gas turns 80


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A business started by one man in
Okeechobee in 1929 now has locations in
Clewiston and Belle Glade and a total of 38
employees and 26 vehicles.
Glades Gas, which is still owned by the
same family, recently celebrated its 80th
birthday by holding barbecues in Okeecho-
bee and Clewiston.
It was 80 years ago that Daniel B. McCa-
rthy decided to branch out from his plumb-
ing business and sell butane/propane and
gas refrigerators and stoves. He delivered
propane all around the lake and to the Semi-
nole Indian Reservation.
However, Mr. McCarthy's business ven-
tures actually began in 1915 when he opened
his own store with money borrowed from
his father. The store offered food, clothing
and general hardware and was located on


Monica McCarthy Clark stands be-
sides an antique gas stove similar to
those once sold by Glades Gas. Mrs.
Clark and her husband, Jim, currently
own Glades Gas in Okeechobee which
was started in 1929 by Mrs. Clark's
grandfather Daniel B. McCarthy.


West North Park Street where Lawn Tamer
Equipment is located today.
According to "Strolling Down A Country
Roads Okeechobee County A Pictorial His-
tory" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson, Mr. McCarthy was an unusually
large man who wore a 54 jacket, had a 19
and one-half inch neck and 37 inch long
arms. His hands were so large that he could
hide a baseball in them. No one carried his
size and all of his clothing had to be made
to order. A Mr. Anthony had a department
store in Palm Beach and he would measure
Mr. McCarthy for his clothes. Mr. McCarthy
would go once a year to Palm Beach to have
clothing made.
He was a devout Catholic and there was
no Catholic Church in Okeechobee at that
time so he would also go to confession dur-
ing his yearly trip to Palm Beach.
His brother, John David, and John Da-
vid's wife, Cecilia, operated the store while
he served in World War I.
When Daniel B. returned from the war,
he married Marie Futrell and started a sepa-
rate business in plumbing and hardware.
The two brothers built identical homes
on Second St. One of the homes now hous-
es the law firm of Cassels and McCall at 400
NW Second Ave. The other house, at 111 NE
Second St., serves as offices for Okeechobee
The Magazine and Okeechobee Main Street.
The two brothers were also instrumental
in forming a Catholic Church. In the early
days, mass was sometimes said in the back
of their store. They literally built Sacred Heart
Catholic Church using lumber from their
parents' property. The church was originally
known as the "Prairie Church" and was lo-
cated on NW Third Street where the Episco-
pal Church now stands.
During the years from 1921 to 1929, the
two McCarthy brothers built 40 homes which
they sold or rented. Many of these homes
are still standing today and are located on
the north and south sides of S.R. 70 W
Daniel B.'s son Daniel M., bought land in
Clewiston in 1946 to build a propane plant.
In that same year, Daniel B.'s daughter,
Kathleen, and her husband Vernon Dex-
ter opened Glades Gas and Electric in Bell
Glade.
In 1954 Daniel B., Daniel M. and Timer
Powers started Indiantown Gas Company.
That business is now operated by Mr. Pow-
ers' son Brian.


Daniel M.'s son Dennis and wife Karen
now own the Belle Glades location. Daniel
M.'s other son Kevin and wife Debbie now
own the Clewiston business. In 1997 they
purchased the adjoining building and dou-
bled the size of the operations.
The current Okeechobee building on Par-


rott Avenue was built in 1961. That location
is now owned and operated by Monica Mc-
Carthy Clark, daughter of Daniel M., and her
husband John.
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Local program is Florida Main Street Program of the Month


Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning an
nounced that Okeechobee Main Street has
been named the Florida Main Street Com-
munity of the Month for November 2009. Se
election for this award is based on a record of
active participation in the Florida Main Street
Program.
"Okeechobee Main Street has helped re
vitalize downtown, while remaining true to
Okeechobee's unique heritage and attributes,"
said Secretary Browning. "By incorporating
input from business and property owners and
focusing its programs on local issues and con
cerns, Okeechobee Main Street has developed
projects and initiatives that have improved all
aspects of downtown."
The written history of Okeechobee can be
traced to the early nineteenth century, when
the Seminole tribe began establishing settle
ments in the region. In 1880, northern indus
trialist Hamilton Disston bought four million
acres in central and south Florida, including
the Okeechobee area. After he dredged the
Kissimmee and Caloosahatchee Rivers, steam
boat service connected what would become
Okeechobee to other Florida cities like Kis
simmee and Ft. Myers. The first permanent
settlers to Okeechobee arrived in 1896, and by
the early 1900s, the local economy had grown
steadily due to the catfishing industry on Lake
Okeechobee. In 1915, the City of Okeechobee
officially incorporated, followed two years later
by the creation of Okeechobee County.
The community continued to grow over
the next decade, and by the mid-1920s it was
connected to the east coast of Florida by the
Connors Highway. In 1926, construction of
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cial catfishing industry. This catastrophe led to
construction of Herbert Hoover Dike, which to
day spans 110 miles around Lake Okeechobee
and is home to the Lake Okeechobee Scenic
Trail section of the 1,400-mile Florida National
Scenic Trail.
In the decades following the hurricane,
Okeechobee County developed a strong agri
cultural economy, including the cattle, dairy,
and citrus industries. In addition, the City of
Okeechobee and the county have continued
to benefit directly from the close proximity of
Lake Okeechobee, the second-largest fresh
water lake in the United States, which boasts
thriving sport-fishing and eco-tourism indus
tries.
Since its designation as a Florida Main
Street program in 2004, Okeechobee Main
Street has utilized community partnerships,
and local resources and initiatives to help re
vitalize the city's downtown. Its "Finding Our
Way" program has developed signs to provide
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grant program to assist program area business
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munity's rich history, cultural heritage, wildlife
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It came down to a battle between size
and speed and speed won.
The Okeechobee High School girls bas-


ketball team defeated Martin County 47-45
to get their regular season off to an excellent
start on Monday night at the Lady Brahmans
gym.
Okeechobee, who often struggled in the
half court offense, were able to get enough


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Essence Williams leads the fast break during Okeechobee's victory.


break away and fast break points to defeat
the Tigers for the first time in several years.
Brahman Coach Tony Sherlock said he
used speed to counter act the Tigers height
and weight advantage inside. He said at the
end speed prevailed as Okeechobee wore
the Tigers down and beat them up and
down the court.
"It was a good game to start out with.
The girls responded very well. That was the
whole purpose of the game, to see how they
would respond to a bigger, faster team. The
girls responded and you saw the score," he
said.
It was a close game throughout. Defense
and poor shooting left Martin County in
front, 19-17 at the half.
Okeechobee was able to build a four
point lead on several occasions in the sec-
ond half with key buckets by Essence Wil-
liams, 13 points, and Markeisha Youmans,
11 points. Keighly Stewart provided a steady
influence with ball handling and tough de-
fense.
Williams had a number of key passes
down the stretch. She said the girls were
tired at the end but that it felt great to win,
"It was close. Coach Sherlock said to look
around all the time for the open player, and I
look. The girls are happy and the Coach was
too."
Monica Koger returned from volleyball
to hit a key 10 foot jumper from the base-
line in the final period. She also made a nice
steal on defense. Sherlock said every player
did what they could to help the team win.


"I'm very happy with how the girls played.
They played well. They handled the pressure
well. We handled their press and got easy
layups."
Brittany Benzio had a game high 17
points for Martin County. OHS officials were
not sure the last time Okeechobee had de-
feated Martin County in girl's hoops.
Okeechobee plays host to Moore Haven
on Wednesday. The game will be played
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2009-08

Okeechobee County hereby requests proposals from qualified
banking/leasing institutions to provide "Bank Qualified" financing for
new/refurbished fire rescue apparatus.
The County desires fixed rate financing for up to $900,000. for new/refur-
bished fire rescue apparatus on a level debt service basis over 10, 15, and
20 years with no prepayment penalties. Closing costs shall be included in the
proposed financing rate.
The banking/leasing institution may also submit an alternative proposal
(creative financing).
REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE COMPLETE RFP should be directed to
(863) 763-6441. Proposals must be received by the County at the following
location not later than 3:00 p.m., December 3, 2009.
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FIRE APPARATUS FINANCING
312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 206
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
The County reserves the right to waive formalities or informalities in propos-
als, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotiate further with any or all pro-
posers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparation or deliv-
ery of proposals to the County. Proposals will be reviewed by the County
with a financing award by the County Commission anticipated on December
17, 2009, or as soon thereafter as possible.


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
County Commission
Board of County Commissioners


Publish: Nov. 18, 2009
Okeechobee News


November 18, 2009


Okeechobee News








OHS Cross Country finishes second in region


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The boy's cross country team qualified for
another trip to the state finals with a strong
performance at the Region 4 Class 3A Cross
Country Championships at South Fork High
School on Saturday.
Okeechobee had two runners finish in
the top 10. Eddie Guerrero finished fourth
overall with a time of 16:31.56. Adrian Leon
finished ninth with a time of 16:48.48. Mauro


Dominguez finished in 16th place with a time
of 17:09.53. Augustin Leon finished 21st with a
time of 17:25.07. Lionel Jones finished in 31st
place with a time of 17:45.72.
Belen Jesuit of Miami won the race with
an average time of 16:35.88. Okeechobee had
an average time of 17:07.51. Elliot Clemente
of Belen Jesuit won the race with a time of
15:46.66. He ran an average mile of 5:04.70.
The previous week, the Okeechobee boys
cross country team won the District 7-3A cross


OHS Boys soccer team


loses to Martin County

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News


country title Saturday, Nov. 7, with an excellent
effort at Harmony High School near St. Cloud.
The Brahman boys ran an average race in
16:57, and easily outdistanced Oviedo by :26
seconds.
St. Cloud finished third overall.
Okeechobee advanced to the regional meet
to be held this Saturday, Nov. 14, at South Fork
High School.
Eddie Guerrero led the Brahmans again
with a solid time of 16:22. It was good enough
for fourth place. Adrian Leon was next in sev-
enth place with a time of 16:46. Mauro Dom-
inquez finished in ninth place, Agustin Leon


in 11th place, Lionel Jones was in 23rd place,
Adrian Tagle was in 44th place and Shawn
Horvath finished in 63rd place.
The winners are determined by averaging
the times of the top runners for each squad.
Okeechobee runners have said their goal
this year is to return to state in Dade City. The
state meet is on Saturday, Nov. 21.
The girl's cross country team ended their
season at the district meet. Kayla Nelson fin-
ished 81st overall with a time of 25:33. Monica
Hernandez finished in 87th, Maria Baltazar
finished 89th and Mandi Harrison finished in
102nd place.


The Okeechobee High
School boys soccer team
couldn't hold a 3-1 halftime
lead and fell to Martin Coun- : -
ty, 5-4, in the regular season
opener for boy's soccer Mon- B
day night.
Goals by Hunter Pritchard,
Marcos Fonseca, Serafin Es-
pinoza, and Diego Rodriguez
weren't enough for Okeecho-
bee to secure a win.
Brahmans Coach Lonnie
Sears blamed mental errors, Oscar Garcia #15
poor passes, and poor defense, man end.
for the loss, "There were way
too many mental mistakes. We Rodrigue
make the same ones over and over," he urged th
said. "We had some bright moments, but and mor
defensively we just didn't get it done." matches
Sears said his team had a bad habit of takes the
turning the ball over near their own net. the seco
He mentioned a few ill advised passes that where th
went right to the Tigers. It led to a few easy the goali
scoring opportunities for Martin County, Evan
especially in the second half. cluding t
"If you pass the ball right to Martin minute t
County at the goal you can't expect to win a (3-0). Ok
game. We gave the ball away too much." on Wedn
Okeechobee had assists from Diego


:lears the ball from the Brah-


:z and Erik Garcia. Coach Sears
e team to have more discipline,
e focus on detail in their next few
"We made them defensive mis-
entire game. They capitalized in
nd half. They had a couple of goal
lere player was one on one with
e. You just can't do that."
Greenbaum scored four goals, in-
he winning goal with less than a
o play as the Tigers improved to
eechobee plays host to Fort Pierce
esday. Match time is 7 p.m.


The OHS Cross Country team finished second in the region.










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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09 CA 240
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA
Plaintiff,
Vs.
MANUEL H. ESQUIVEL and ESTE-
LA ESQUIVEL,
Defendants,
NOTICE OFSALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment entered in
the above styled cause now pending
in said Court that I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
the Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
312 N.W. 3'd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 at 11:00 a.m. on De-
cember 9, 2009, the following de-
scribed real property:
Lot 12, OK ACRES, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 7, Page 29, Public Records
of Okeechobee County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED October 16, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
By Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney: Sandler & Sandler
117 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
337212 ON 11/11,18/09


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NOTICE OF LIVESTOCK SALE
BY OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To Whom It May Concern:
You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell at public sale to
the highest and best bidder for cash the following descnbed livestock;
One [approx]16hh black mare, right front and left hind white half pastern,
white spot on left side of barrel, white star to stnpe to snip, and
One [approx] 15.2hh chestnut mare with flaxen mane and tall, left hind
stocking, night hind half paste, white blaze and small white spots
throughout body and face;
at 1:00PM on the 30th Day of November, 2009 at the following place:
Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena, 1885 Hwy 441 North, Okeechobee, Honda
34972, to satisfy a claim in the sum of $591.00 for fees, expenses for feed-
ing and care and costs thereof
Dated this 16th day of November, 2009.
Paul C. May, Shenff
Okeechobee County, Flonda
339408 ON 11/18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTING
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2009-CA-107
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATES, AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE'S FI-
NANCIAL REALTY MORTGAGE
SECURITIES TRUST, SERIES
2006-1
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIA C. CORONA A/K/A MA-
RIA C. LEON; JOSELUIS LEON;
UNKNOWN TENANT 1, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other un-
known persons or unknown
spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above-
named Defendants,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit
Court of Okeechobee County, Flon-
da, will on the 9th day of December,
2009, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Foor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda, offer for sale and sell at pub-
lic outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the followmg-de-
scnbed property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda:
Lot 16, Block 4, Oak Park, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 3,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
pursuant to the Final Judgment en-
tered in a case pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
above.
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, result-
ing from the foreclosure sale, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pndens, must file a
claim on same with the Clerk of
Court within 60 days after the fore-
closure sale.
WITNESS my hand and official seal
of said Court this 13th day of Octo-
ber, 2009.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Amen-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days proper to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, onda 34986,
1.772.807.4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
Sharon Robertson,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF


Shannon Mane Charles
BUTLER & HOSCH, PA.
3185 S. Conway Road, Suite E
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 381-5200
337099 ON 11/11,18/09


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florda 34972 on DECEMBER
4, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass
VIN#1G3NG52MOX6301549
1993 Chevrolet Corsica
VIN#1G1LT53TOPY227765
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
339534 ON 11/18/09

NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the "Ficti-
tious Name Statute," will register
with Florida Department of State, Di-
vision of Corporations the fictitious
name, to-wit:
Love On A Leash
under which we expect to engage in
business at:
2020 S. Parrott
Okeechobee, FL 34974
in the City of Okeechobee, County of
Okeechobee, Flonda.
That the parties interest in said busi-
ness enterpnse are:
Cathy Knapp
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Flonda, this the 16th day of
Nov., 2009.
BY: Cathy S. Knapp
339444 ON 11/18/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 2007-CA-153

CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO PRINCIPAL RESIDENTIAL
MORTGAGE, INC.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
H. MICHAEL PIERCE A/K/A HARRY M. PIERCE; TERM L. PIERCE; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE- NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting the Motion to Re-
set Foreclosure Sale dated 10/28/2009 entered in Civil Case No 2007-CA-153
of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, Flonda, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, at OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL
CENTER of the OKEECHOBEE County Courthouse, 312 NW 3RD STREET,
Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of Dec., 2009 the follow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
PARCEL # 1.36-34-33-0A00-00005-0000
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 34 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF TRACT 5, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL # 1-36-34.33-OAOO-0005-D00O
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH' 1/2 OF TRACTS, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL # 1-36-34-33-OAOO-00006-A00O
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF TRACT 6, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL # 1-36-34-33-OAOO-00006-BO00
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF TRACT 6, SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale if any other
than the property owner as of the date of the Iis Pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 29th day of Oct., 2009.


SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF


19M It accordance with the Americans With Disabilibes Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Dnve, FPrt St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call 1-772-8074370 within
two working days of your receipt of this Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are heanng impaired call 1-800-955-8771. If you are voice impaired call
1-800-955-8770, via Flonda Relay Service.
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, A.,
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD, SUITE 400,
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
07-81803(CMI)(FNM)
338440 ON 11/18,25/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2009-CP-201
Division Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGIA M. BELILES
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:

You are hereby notified that an or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Geor-
SM. Belles, deceased, ile Num-
r 2009-CP-201, by the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Flon-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Honda 34972; that the de-
cedent's date of death was June 19,
2009; that the total value of the es-
tate is $0 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
NAMES &ADDRESSES:

Tanya Schug
1633 SW 35th Circle
Okeechobee FL 34974
Billie Jo Buck
820 Audubon Drive
Evansville, IN 47715
Sheila Rae Benthall
2310 Willow
Henderson, KY 42420
Raymond Bellies
3305 Kern Rd
Evansville, IN 47720
ALL INTERESTED PESONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made
in the Order of summary Administra-
tion must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SEET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S


DATE OF DEATH IS BARED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is November 11, 2009.
Person Giving Notice:
Tanya Schug
1633 SW 35th Circle
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Attomey for Person Giving Notice:
Elizabeth A. Maxwell
orida Bar No. 720895
Maxwell & Maxwell, PA.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone: (863) 763-1119
Fax: (863) 763-1179
338840 ON 11/11,18/09

IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 217
DIVISION: Civil Division

SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A Ronda Corporaton
Plaintiff
V
HUBERT BEAUBRUN AND
CARMITA BEAUBRUN, His Wife
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009, and
entered in Case No. 2009 CA 217 of
the Circuit Court in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda wherein
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC., A
Forda Corporation is the Plaintiff,
and HUBERT BEAUBRUN AND CAR-
MITA BEAUBRUN are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Ronda at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 2nd
day of December, 2009, the follow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in
said Order or Rnal Judgment, to wit:
Lots 52 and 53, Block 14
ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES,
according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 3, page
9, public records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
Property #
R 1-15-36-35-0040-00140-0520
NOTICE


Okeechobee News


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 08000334CA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FO
MORGAN STANLEY LOAN TRUST 2007-1
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DENNIS E. MCINTOSH; SALLY FLETCHER HOCTOR; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TC
BE DEAD ORALIVE,WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment ol
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 entered in Civil Case No. 08000334CA of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOB E County
Okeechobee, orida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Roor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 9th day ol
Dec., 2009 the following described property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
A PORTION OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH
00050'49" WEST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 30, FOR A DISTANCE OF 4127.40 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH
89009'11" WEST AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 1319.00
FEET FOR P.O.B; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89009'11" WEST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 41.67 FEET TO A SHORT RADIUS CURVE, SAID
CURVE HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
152.00010'58" AND A RADIUS OF 75.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
ALONG THE CIRCULAR ARC OF SAID CURVE FOR A DISTANCE OF
199.21 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 89009'11" WESI
FOR A DISTANCE OF 147.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00050'49'
WEST AT A RIGHT ANGLE FOR A DISTANCE OF 650.00 FEET ;
THENCE RUN NORTH 89009'11" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 330.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00050'49" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
615.00 FEET TO P.O.B LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
SECTION 30 TOWNSHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale if any other
than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a clairm
within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 7th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Couri
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Cleir
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, PA., ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400, Plantabon, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-59242(ASCF)
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACI
OF 1990 In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or cal
1-772-807-4370 within two working days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear If you are heanng impaired call 1-800-955-8771. II
you are voice impaired call 1-800-9558770, via orida Relay Service.
336245 ON 11/11,18/09


IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
ING FUNDS.

IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY
MONEY TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTI-
TLED. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE
CLERK OF THE COURT, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 NW. THIRD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA, WITFIIN TEN (10)
DAYS AFTER THE SALE TO SEE IF
THERE IS ADDITIONAL MONEY
FROM THE FORECLOSURE SALE
THAT THE CLERK HAS IN THE REG-
ISTRY OF THE COURT.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Flonda this 8th day of Octo-
ber 2009.

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingmo
& Morehead, PA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantabon, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
336477 ON 11/11,18/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITOF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-705
BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST
COMPANY
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAYANANDAN K. NAIR; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAYANANDAN K. NAIR;
SUBHADRAMMA J. NAIR; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); SUNCREEK RANCH HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUS-
TEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TENANT
#1,; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, descnbed as:
PARCEL 20 SUNCREEK
RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 15, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A
14220 SE 56TH CIRCLE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 33414
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on DEC. 9. 2009.
DATED this 16TH day of OCT.
2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,


November 18, 2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION CASE NO: 472009CA000082CAXXXX
NATIONAL CITY BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JERMAINE BOWEN A/K/A JERMAINE 0. BOWEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JERMAINE BOWEN A/K/A JERMAINE 0. BOWEN IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Rnal Judgment ol
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 entered in Civil Case No.
472009CA000082CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee, orida, I will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cash on the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okee
chobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of Dec., 2009 the following descnbed property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit:
PARCEL NO. 6

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SECTION 6,
TOWNSHIP 35, SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 6;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01012'45" WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 50.02 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF N.W. 240TH STREET (BEING 100
FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE CONTINUE TO BEAR SOUTH
01012'45" WEST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A
DISTANCE OF 2599.52 FEET; THENCE BEAR NORTH 89034'14'
EAST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 6, A DISTANCE OF 1089.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE TO BEAR NORTH 89034'14" EAST
ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION
6, A DISTANCE OF 1089.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01012'45'
WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION 6, A DISTANCE OF 800.23 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH
89034'14" WEST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 1089.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 01012'45" EAST ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 6, A DISTANCE OF 800.23 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE, AND
UTILITIES OVER THE WEST 35.00 FEET AND THE SOUTH 60.00
FEET OF THE WEST 50.00 FEET AND THE NORTH 35.00 FEET OF
THE WEST 206.32 FEETTHEREOF.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale. if any. other
than the property owner as of the date of the is pendens. must file a clair
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 7th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, PA., ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-14496 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
OF 1990 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilibes Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear If you are heanng impaired call 1-800-955-8771. II
you are voice impaired call 1-800-9558770, via Flonda Relay Service.
336230 ON 11/11,18/09


other than the property owner as of
the date of the is pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 16th day of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT

BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Paintiff

NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
two working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1800 955-8770.
337276 ON 11/11,18/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2009-CA-000327

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.,
Plaintiff
vs.
SHERI HEIL; BANK OF AMERI-
CA, N.A.; JAY HEIL; UNKNOWN
TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fre-
closure dated the 15th day of Oct.,
2009, and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000327, of the Circuit
Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Flonda,
wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVIC-
ING, L.P F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P is the
Plaintff and SHERI HEIL; BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A.; JAY HEIL; UN-
KNOWN TENANTSS; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW
3RD STREET, JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse in
Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 9th day of Dec., 2009, the
following described property as set
forth in said Rnal Judgment, to wit:
THE WEST '2 OF THE WEST V2
OF THE SOUTH V OF THE
SOUTH V OF TRACT 13, SEC-
TION 24, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE
3A-D INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY PUBLIC
RECORDS.
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.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding Court Administraton at 250
NW Country Club Dr., Port St. Lucie,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000211
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DEVON ROY BROWN; RELEASE R. BROWN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009, entered in Civil Case No. 47-2009-CA-000211
of the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, orida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd
day of Dec., 2009 the following described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to
wit:
PARCEL3A
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN A PORTION OF THE WEST
ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, AND IN A
PORTION OF THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8, BE-
ING ALSO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17:
THENCE BEAR N89005'42"W. ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 8, BEING ALSO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 17,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1302.26 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SAID WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 8, BEING ALSO THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF THE SAID WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 17, AND THE POINT-OF-BEGIN-
NING: THENCE BEAR S02014'03"W, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 490.17 FEET
TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N89006'28"W, ALONG A LINE PARAL-
LEL WITH TIIE SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 17, BEING ALSO
THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF SECTION 8. FOR A DISTANCE OF
1303.26 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST BOUN-
DARY LINE OF THE SAID NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
SECTION 17, THENCE BEAR N02026' 15"E. ALONG THE SAID
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4)
OF SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 490.22 FEET TO THE NORTH
ONE-QUARTER (1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 17, BEING ALSO
THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (1/4) CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8;
THENCE BEAR N04058'25" W. ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE SAID SOUTHEASTONE-QUARTER (1/4)
OF SECTION 8, FOR A DISTANCE OF 194.98 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR S89006'26"E. ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE
SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 17, BEING ALSO THE SAID SOUTH
LINE OF SECTION 8, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1302.95 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SAID
WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4)
OF SECTION 8, THENCE BEAR S04033'16"E. ALONG SAID EAST
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE WEST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 8. FOR A DISTANCE OF
194.84 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 20.45 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT
TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS
AND/OR RIGHTS-OF-WAYS OR RECORD.
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECTTO.
A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOI INGRESS AND EGRESS AS SET
FORTH IN THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF EASEMENT RECORDED IN
O.R. BOOK 233, PAGE 773 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
SUBJECTTO:
A NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR INGRESS, EGRESS AND
UTILITY PURPOSES BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBE AS
THE EAST 40.00 FEETOF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL

Any person claiming an interest 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 after the sale.
Dated this 7th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Cler
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, PA., ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road, Suite 400 Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-08009 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notce to Appear. If you are hearing impaired call 1-800-955-8771. If
you are voice impaired call 1-800-9558770, via Flonda Relay Service.
335704 ON 11/11,18/09


FL 34989. Phone 772.807.4370,
1.800.955.8771 (hearing impaired)
or 1.800.955.8770 (voice impaired)
Dated this 16th day of Oct., 2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Ofice of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Flonda 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47 2009 CA 000370
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORPORATION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IMTIAZ ALI, et al,
Defendants.
TO: IMTIAZ ALI
Last Known Address:
4948 SE 43rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Also Attempted At:
13100 Pine Borough Ln.,
West Palm Beach, FL 33418
and 1001 S arrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current Residence Unknown
FARIHAZ. ALI
A/K/A FARIHA ALI
Last Known Address:
4948 SE 43rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Also Attempted At:
13100 Pine Borough Ln,
West Palm Beach, FL 33418
and 1001 S arrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following descnbed property:
LOT 2, BLOCK 7A, AS SHOWN
ON REPLAT OF KINGS BAY AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5.
PAGES 97-99, PUBLIe
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, PA., Attorney
for Plaintff, whose address is 1800
NW 49 STREET, SUITE 120, FT
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 within thirty
(30) days after the first publication
ofthis Notice and file the onginal
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding Court Administration at 250
NW Country Club Dr, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34989. Phone 772.807.4370,
1.800.955.8771 (hearing impaired)
or 1.800.955.8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 5th day Nov., 2009.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.
47-2009CA000149CAXXXX
INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB,
AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
INDYMAC BANK, FSB
Plaintiff,
GUYTO ALEXIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF GUYTO ALEXIS; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 10/6/2009, and entered
in Case No. 47-2009CA000149CA
XXXX, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda. INDYMAC
FEDERAL BANK, FSB, AS SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO 1NDYMAC
BANK, FSB is Plaintiff and GUYTO
ALEXIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GUYTO ALEXIS; UNKNOWN PER-
SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312, N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972, AT 312 NORTHWEST THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE IN OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, at
11:00 a.m., on the 2nd day of Dec.,
2009, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 7, BLOCK 60, BASSWOOD
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
A person claiming an interest in the


surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the
date of the is pendens must file a
claim with 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 8th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
BY: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodaton in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to pmvi-
sions of certain assistance. Rease
contact the Court Administrator at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St.
Lucle, Flonda 34986, Phone No.
(772)807-4370 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice or
pleading; if you are heanng im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD);
if you are voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8770 (V) (Via Flonda Re-
lay Services).
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO:
472009CA000130CAXXXX
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO FIDELITY FEDERAL
BANK & TRUST
PLAINTIFF
VS.
STEPHEN R. CASSERLY; MAYAN Y
CASSERLY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 en-
tered in Civil Case No.
472009CA000130CAXXXX of the Cir-
cult Court of the 19TH Judicial Cir-
cult in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Okeechobee, Flonda, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee
Ronda, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2n
day of Dec., 2009 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 14 BLOCK 9 OF OKEECHO-
BEE LITTLE FARMS ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PA-
GEG 100 PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Any person claiming an interest 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 after the sale
Dated this 8th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING lTHE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Ron-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2008-CA-000664
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
VARNEL ANTOINE; MARIE B. AN-
TOINE; ANDREW WATSON; YVETTE
H.WATSON;ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAIN ST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE N O T
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, D E V I S E ES ,
GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 47-2008-
CA-000664 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of Dec.,
2009 the following descnbed proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
TRACT 4 OF SIMONE ESTATES:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN ATTHE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE WEST ONE-HALF
(W1/2) OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE SOUTH 88017'54"
WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID W1/2, OF SECTION 23,
A DISTANCE OF 1020.82 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00006'16"
WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE
EAST LINE OF SAID W1/2 OF
SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF
1711.80 FEET TO POINT A ON
THE CENTERLINE OF THE 70.00
FOOT WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS
AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS
SHOWN ON MAP OF SIMONE ES-
TATES, DATED JUNE 21, 2004;
THENCE NORTH 88017'54"
EAST, ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1020.82
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
WITH SAID EAST LINE OF THE
W1/2, OF SECTION 23;
THENCE SOUTH 00006'16" EAST,
ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1711.80 FEET TO THE
POINTOF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER
WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS,
EGRESS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
UNDER THAT CERTAIN GRANT
OF EASEMENT RECORDED AU-
GUST 5, 2004 IN O.R. BOOK 539
AT PAGE 192, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the hs pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 8th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400,
Plantaton, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrabon no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000349
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MINAKOEMARIE BOEDJARATH; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF MINAKOEMA-
RIE BOEDJARATH IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) 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;
DONALD G. MCLISH
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 47-2009-
CA-000349 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Foor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of Dec.,
2009 the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AND BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 22;
THENCE NORTH 88008'58"
EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID SECTION 22, A DIS-
TANCE OF 3579.67 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
88008'58" EAST, ALONG SAID
SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF
1280.51 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 00006'16"
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1448.79
FEET TO POINT C ON THE CEN-
TERLINE OF THE 70.00 FOOT
WIDE INGRESS, EGRESS AND
UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN
ON MAP OF SIMONE ESTATES,
DATED JUNE 21, 2004;
THENCE SOUTH 79004'16"
WEST, ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 1250.15
FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU-
MENT WITH CAP STAMPED AL-
MOND PSM 5081;
THENCE SOUTH 88010'43"
WEST, ALONG SAID CENTER-
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 90.17
FEET TO POINT E ON SAID CEN-
TERLINE;
THENCE SOUTH 01051'02" EAST
A DISTANCE OF 1250.91 FEEf
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

Any Person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale if any
other than the Property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must a
claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated is 8th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
09-46963 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Prt St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 09000057CA
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE, A
DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
GAYLIN W BRYSON; RENEE
FLETCHER; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) 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;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/16/09, entered
in Civil Case No. 09000057CA of the
Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, Ronda, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Ronda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of Dec.,
2009 the following descnbed proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 3, COUNTRY
HILLS ESTATES. ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97. PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY. FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A MOBILE HOME VIN #
FLHML2F163725637A AND
FLHML2F163725637B
Any person claiming an interest in
the surlus 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 after the sale
Dated this 19th day of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court

BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-14554 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACTOF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Ron-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE COUNTY COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CC-56

CATHERINE P. CHESTER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EVENS LAROSE,
Defendant.

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVENS LAROSE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in Okeechobee County,
Florida:
The East 1 of the West 1 of
the North 1 of the South 1 of
Tract 28, Section 22, Township
34 South, Range 33 East, ac-
cording to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A
through D, inclusive, Public
Records of Okeechobee County.
Florida (1.25 acres) (aka Lot K)
and
The East 1 of the West 1 of
the North 1 of the North 1 of
Tract 27, Section 22, Township
34 South, range 33 East, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 4, pages 3A through
D, inclusive, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida
(1.25 acres) (aka Lot C).
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any to it on
Ryon McCabe, the Plainbff's attorney,
whose address is 1601 Forum Place,
Suite 301, West Palm Beach, FL
33401, within 30 days of first publi-
cabon, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before ser-
vice on the Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
DATED this 6th day of November,
2009.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk ofthe Court
By: Kimberly Sarros
As Deputy Clerk
338844 ON 11/11,18/09

NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE BY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, will on the
16th day of December, 2009, at
11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 North-
west 3rd Street, Jury Assembly
Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972, in the City of Okee-
chobee, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best
idder for cash, the following de-
scribed property situated in Okee-
chobee County, Ronda, to-wit:
LOT 11 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 12, BLOCK 99, OKEECHO-
BEE, ACCORDING TO PLAT RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 5, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure as to Count II entered in a
case pending in said Court, the style
of which is:

SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
SAMUEL K. HAZELLIEF and
XIAO QIONG HAZELLIEF,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is:
2008-CA-475.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 4th day of
November, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Ronda
BY: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D. Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE BY CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Ronda, will on the
9th dayof December, 2009, at
11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 North-
west 3rd Street, Jury Assembly
Room, Second Poor, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972, in the City of Okee-
chobee, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best
idder for cash, the following de-
scnbed property situated in Okee-
chobee County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 16, BET-HER
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 12, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is:
DAVID NUNEZ, JR., AND ANITA NU-
NEZ, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
Estate of ISAAC ZACK ARLIQUIN,
deceased and all other heirs, per-
sons or parties claiming by, through,
under or against ISAAC ZACK ARLI-
QUIN or the Estate of ISAAC ZACK
ARLIQUIN, deceased, and JENNIFER
GRASSO,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is:
2009-CA-164
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.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 22nd day of
October, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk
of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda
BY: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D. Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Ronda 34973
337816 ON 11/11,18/09

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE BY CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT

Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Ronda, will on the
9th day of December, 2009, at
11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 North-
west 3rd Street, Jury Assembly
Room, Second Poor, Okeechobee,


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Florida 34972, in the City of Okee-
chobee, offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best
idder for cash, the following de-
scnbed property situated in Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, to-wit:
THE WEST 1/ OF THE WEST 1
OF THE SOUTH 1 OF THE
SOUTH 1 OF TRACT 31, LY-
ING AND BEING IN SECTION
9, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 3 A-D, INCLUSIVE OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
AND
THE EAST 1/ OF THE WEST 1
OF THE SOUTH 1 OF THE
SOUTH 1 OF TRACT 31, LY-
ING AND BEING IN THE SEC-
TION 9, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3 A-D, INCLU-
SIVE. OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 2005 GENA
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
BEARING IDENTIFICATION
N U M B E R S
GMHGA4250431825A AND
GMHGA4250431825B AND TI-
TLE NUMBERS 92017766 AND
92018051
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK AS SU-
CESOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE
NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
BRENDA DEIGNAN, a single woman
and THE CREDIT UNION OF PALM
BEACH COUNTY,
Defendants.
and the docket number of which is:
2008-613-CA
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.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 13th day of
October, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk
of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda
BY: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Office of Cassels & McCall
John D. Cassels, Jr, Esquire
Post Office Box 968
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
337209 ON 11/11,18/09


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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008CA716
Judge: F. Shields McManus
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SHIRLEY A. KEAL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY A. KEAL, IF
ANY; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the undersigned, Sharon Robertson,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, will, on the
2nd day of December, 2009, at
11:00 a.m., offer for sale, and sell at
public outcry to th highest bidder for
cash, except as prescnbed in para-
graph 6, of the Final Judgment at
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Roor,
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972, that certain real prop-
erty located in Okeechobee County,
Flonda, and more particularly de-
scnbed as:
THE EAST 2,227.5 FEET OF THE
NORTH HALF OF GOVERN-
MENT LOTS 2 AND 3, IN SEC-
TION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, LESS
THE EAST 1,980 FEET THERE-
OF, SUBJECT TO THE EXIST-
ING COUNTY ROAD ON THE
NORTH THEREOF, AND ALSO
SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF
THE PUBLIC TO THE USE OF
THE SOUTHERNLY 20 FEET
FOR ROAD PURPOSES,
(MP/BS); TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN GUERDEN IN-
DUSTRIES, INC, 60X24 1976
CLASSIC MANUFACTURED
HOME ID #2276A AND
#2276B SITUATED THEREON.
Property Address
1104 NW 141st Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure entered in the above styled
case pending in said Court.
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 NOTICE OF
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
WITNESS, my hand and the offi-
cial seal of said Court, this 7th day
of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Courts,
Okeechobee County, Flonda
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
336248 ON 11/11,18/09


November 18, 2009


Community leaders raise funds for healthy babies


opeciai 10 Ie UKeecnoDee INews
Pictured are outgoing and incoming chairs of the March of Dimes
fundraiser. (left to right) John Cassels, Gabby, Karen Cassels, Rose-
mary Posey and Elvie Posey.


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March of Dimes volunteers are get-
ting ready to put on their marching
shoes to kick-off Okeechobee's 2010
March for Babies, the March of Dimes
biggest fundraiser. Elvie and Rosemary
Posey will lead the way as the cam-
paign's co-chairs. They are commit-
ted to raising funds towards the March
for Babies goal of $41,000 to support
March of Dimes research and commu-
nity programs to help mors have full-
term pregnancies and babies to begin
healthy lives.
Outgoing chairs John & Karen Cas-
sels stated, "Last year's event was a
success, but we still have a lot of work
to do to reach our ultimate goal of
having every baby born healthy and
full term." The Cassels' granddaughter
Gabby is a March of Dimes Ambas-
sador having been born 14 weeks too
soon.
The most urgent infant health
problem in the U.S. today is prema-
ture birth. It affects more than half
a million babies each year, with the
number growing every day. Babies
born too soon are more likely to die or
have disabilities. The March of Dimes
is committed to reducing this toll by
funding research to find the answers
to premature birth and providing com-
fort and information to families who
are affected.
Okeechobee's 2010 March for Ba-
bies is slated for Saturday, March 6, at
Flagler Park. The day's activities will
include a light breakfast, kid's activi-
ties, bounce house, lunch, live enter-


tainment, and awards presentations.
The March of Dimes is looking for
teams and individuals to participate
in the walk. Businesses, organizations
and individuals can sign up and raise
funds online at www.marchforbabies.
org/kickoff2010 or by calling the March
of Dimes at 863-763-3131.
"By participating in March for Ba-
bies, you can help the March of Dimes
improve the health of babies by pre-
venting birth defects, premature birth,
and infant mortality," said Cindy Her-
nandez of the March of Dimes.
"We want to keep the excitement
going as we continue to make this the
biggest fundraising event in Okeecho-
bee," she said.
Top teams in 2009 included: The
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seacoast
National Bank, Everglades Elementary,
Riverside National Bank and Stepping
Stones Academy.
The March of Dimes is the leading
nonprofit organization for pregnancy
and baby health. With chapters nation-
wide and its premier event, March for
Babies, the March of Dimes works to
improve the health of babies. For the
latest resources and information, visit
marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org.
For more information on volunteering
for the March of Dimes or participat-
ing in the March for Babies event, call
863-763-3131.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/OHCF

Marine veteran
Ernest Pittman, 88, was joined by two of his four daughters, Bo-
nelle (left) and Nancy (right), in the Veteran's Day celebration at
OHCF. Mr. Pittman served as Chief Warrant Officer at Camp LeJe-
une in North Carolina and many other places around the world
during his 21 years in the Marines.




November 18, 2009


Okeechobee News


BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTOR


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Repairs I bA Covers
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Enclosures u lmInilrames
Sine L Go Green -ROecyle Lined To-t Bogs & Pursesa
909 So. Panrt e. Sie Sun Plaza
863.763.7500
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Your One Stop Feed Store
Bag, Bulk & Liquid
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* Pet Supplies Hardware
1579 Hwy 70 E Okeechobee


512 N.W. Park Street
863-763-6028



Claudia's Cookies & Candg
SHomemade Goodies & Decorations
S. Homemade Sweetbread
S Homemade Cookies & Candy
PHONE ORDER EARLY
863-357-5733
Local Delivery


1 Glades Health Care Center
I Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
J(7 C r w, Assistant, C.E.O.
230 South Barfield Hwy. Pahokee
Oth acitiesin PHONE: 561-924-5561
& Bradenton www.floridacare.net




Christian Books,
Bibles and Videos

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243

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Se Habla
Paralegal clear Espanol
Services &l "w 5c.
Struggling to make your mortgage payments? Call us, we can help!
1.. .11 ii1, II .... Title Insurance For Sale By Owner Transactions Divorces
Custody M odifications I...I ..... ...... I hI.... i. hh I 1 .11 .. h... .
Evictions Quit Claim Deeds Corporations Wills Power ofAttorney Contracts
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1365 Hwy 441 SE If we can't fix it,
(next to bowling alley) it probably can't
be fixed.
863-763-4080
SERVING Exceptional Service
SINC Ino O YOU CAN TRUST!
C I SrEVE BRANTLEY, OWNER


icki .Anterson, Associate
Cell 634-4106
A Patricia L. Goolsby
Lic. Real Estate
Broker



We Buy Scrap Gold,
Silver and Coins

Elliott's Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St. 863.763-5553



We have CHLORINE in (2.5 gallons)
Solar Salt, Pod Supplies
and Water Treatment
5480 SR 70 East Okeechobee. FL
(Next to Mosquito Creek G L-ic e # 125
(863) 467-4955


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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

10 years' service
Betsey Grinslade (right) veterans'
service officer for the county, was
recognized by Okeechobee County
Commission Chairman Clif Betts
(left,) for 10 years' service to the
county. The recognition took place
at the Thursday, Oct. 22, meeting of
the county commission.


Golf Results

GOLD TEE WINNERS
1st place tie L. Cox-- G. Guydosh--H.
White
2nd place D. Thomas
3rd place tie R. Carbia--V Johnson

PI.G.S.
1st Ben Burdeshaw
2nd tie George Guydosh Harry White -
J.W Caine.
Last John Lucarelli

CLOSEST TO THE PIN
Ben Burdeshaw, John Lucarelli, Harry
White (2).
Cher Fountain won the PIG.

Early release days
The 2009-10 school calendar con-
tains 4 days which have been designat-
ed as Student Early Release Days. The
early release is for students only. Em-
ployees will work the regular school day
hours. The purpose of the days is to pro-
vide time for teachers to do academic
planning, attend training, and conduct
parent conferences. The Student Early
Release Days are: Friday, Dec. 4, 2009,
Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, and Friday, April
30, 2010. School hours for these days
will be: Elementary Schools: 8:10-11:30
a.m.; Middle Schools: 8:55 a.m.-12:10
p.m.; Freshman Campus and New En-
deavor: 7:15- 10:30 a.m.; Okeechobee
High School: 7:08-10:45 a.m. Students
will be fed a light breakfast and a meal
prior to dismissal. Regular bus service
(transporting students home) will occur
at the Early Release dismissal times. Par-
ents may pick up students at the Early
Release dismissal times.


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BIRTHDAY


ordy, Lordy


We can't believe she's 40

WE ALL LOVE YOU


ANNIVERSARY
DORIS CRAW &
MELVIN "WAYNE" CRAW
Melvin "Wayne" and Doris
Craw will celebrate 50
years of marriage on
November 24, 2009.
They are the parents of Sue
A. and Wayne L. of Jackson,
Mich., and have 4 grandchildren
and 5 great-grandchildren.
Okeechobee has been Doris
and Melvin's winter home since
1982.


ACHIEVEMENT
COREY DEHAYS PROMOTED
TO SENIOR ACCOUNTANT
T he certified public accounting
firm of Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co. is pleased to announce that
Corey A. DeHays, C.PA. has been pro-
moted to Senior Accountant, and was
profiled in the November/December
2009 issue of the Florida CPA Today.
Corey practices in the areas of
taxation and auditing, and is a certi-
fied QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She has
worked in Accounting since August
2005, and has been employed with
Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co. since
October 2008. She holds a Master's of
Science Degree in Accounting from
the University of Central Florida, and
earned her Certified Public Accountant
license in March 2007. Corey is a
member of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants (AICPA),
the Florida Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (FICPA), and serves as
Okeechobee's FICPA high school coordina-
tor. She is an advisory board member for the
Academy of Finance at Okeechobee High
School, and is serving her third term as secre-
tary of Kiwanis. She is also an adjunct instruc-
tor at Indian River State College. Corey is the
daughter of Steve and Karen DeHays.
Wicks, Brown, Williams & Co. has been
in business since January 1, 1979, and is a lo-
cal firm with offices in Okeechobee, Sebring,
and Lake Placid. Our firm offers a wide range
of services, including audits of governments,


non-profit organizations, internal funds for
school districts, and for-profit companies; in-
dividual tax services including personal and
estate taxes; corporate tax services including
corporate, payroll, sales and tangible taxes;
fiduciary tax services including trust and es-
tate tax filings, and monthly bookkeeping and
compilation of financial statements.
WICKS, BROWN, WILLIAMS & CO.
CHERYL M. WILLIAMS,CPA/PARTNER
504 N.W 5TH AVE
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-2354


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