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Vol. 100 No. 148 Friday, December 11, 2009


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Index
Classifieds .................................. 16-19
Community Events............................ 6
Crossword .......................... 4
Obituaries ......................... .. 6
O p in io n .............................................. 4
Speak Out ....................................... 4
Sports....................................... 13-14
W e ath e r ............................................. 4

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Judge 'protects society' with sentence
'He's not a man- "I need to re- battery on a child in familial cus- and with Detective Rosemary Far-
move you from tody or authority. The state had less standing by her for support,
he's a monster society for as dropped two similar counts, as Oliver's daughter told the judge
says daughter long as I possi- well as one count of incest, in ex- how she was "beaten, tortured
ays bly can," he said change for Oliver's plea. and raped" as a child. Then, fear-
to the shackled Oliver was arrested in 2008 of ing she would tell someone about
By Eric Kopp man dressed in having sexual relations with his what he was doing, Oliver re-
Okeechobee News an orange coun- daughter. moved her from school.
"In over 20 years of experience ty jail jumpsuit. "What can I say about this As she grew and matured into
I've never seen anything like this." And with Eddy Howard man? He's not a man-he's a a teenager, the girl said her father
As Circuit Court Judge Law- that, he sen- Oliver monster," Oliver's daughter told wanted her to get pregnant be-
rence Mirman spat those words at tenced Eddy Judge Mirman prior to her father's cause "I was getting too old. He
the thin man standing before him Howard Oliver to a maximum sen- sentencing. "At age 10, he asked wanted a younger child to con-
Thursday afternoon, it was obvi- tence of 60 years in prison, me to be his wife and the mother tinue with."
ous that the normally calm and Judge Mirman accepted Oli- of his children. At age 17, I was Detective Farless, from the
even-tempered jurist was strug- very's plea on Dec. 10 and found pregnant with my father's child."
gling to control his emotions. him guilty on two counts of sexual As she fought back the tears See Judge Page 2


Lawn watering restricted to two days a week year round


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
To help conserve one of our
most valuable natural resources,
water, South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) is re-
stricting landscape irrigation year
round.
As part of SFWMD's Water
Conservation Program, the recent-
ly adopted Year-Round Landscape
Irrigation Conservation Measures
rule limits lawn watering in our
area to two days a week.
"The year round rule reflects
the broad consensus among a
wide range of stakeholders that
we must act now to ensure a sus-
tainable supply of water for South
Florida's communities and envi-
ronment well into the future," said
SFWMD Governing Board member
Michael Collins, who was involved
in the rule making process. "The
conservation measures outlined
in the rule will provide meaning-
ful returns and significantly reduce
the amount of water devoted to
landscape irrigation, which is the
single largest use of household
water in South Florida."


Okeechobee High School's Future Farmers of America are shown putting in landscaping at the
entrance to the schools ag barn. The landscaping project, sponsored by South Florida Water
Management District was designed with native Florida plants that require little water once they
are established.


"South Florida residents and
businesses have repeatedly dem-
onstrated a commitment to water
conservation and reduced their
water use to cope with short-
term adversity," said SFWMD Ex-


ecutive Director Carol Ann Wehle.
"The year round rule calls upon
South Florida to make a long-term
change that will help protect our
water resources and provide wa-
ter to sustain our environment and


economy for future generations."
Even numbered addresses can
water on Thursday and Sunday.
Odd numbered addresses can wa-
See Watering Page 2


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Judge
Continued From Page 1

Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
testified that Oliver's sick and depraved way
of life finally came to light after his daughter
gathered enough strength to run away. She
went to the home of a male acquaintance
who took her to a safe house. Then, after
finding a love letter from Oliver to his daugh-
ter, the man contacted the sheriff's office.
That letter read, in part: "I want you to
know how much I truly love you. I can't wait
to experience our life together. I love you."
It was signed "Your husband."
The letter also made reference to the
names he wanted to give their children, said
the detective.
"He loved her. He loved her as a wife,"
the detective told Judge Mirman. "Eddy Oli-
ver does not feel what he's done is wrong. I
really don't think he understands the wrong


he has done. She (Oliver's daughter) will
never recover. She had to learn to read and
write on her own."
The detective went on to state that Oli-
ver proposed marriage to his daughter in a
motel room.
While being questioned by Assistant
State Attorney Ashley Albright, the detective
said while searching Oliver's home "I found
things I never dreamed of finding."
Those "things" included photos and vid-
eos of Oliver having sexual intercourse, and
the girl posing in sexual positions. One of
the photos was Oliver and his daughter "dis-
playing their wedding rings," said Detective
Farless.
During her questioning, Detective Far-
less explained to the judge how Oliver and
his wife, the girl's biological mother, went
through a divorce and she was given cus-
tody of their two children. She later had two
more children with another man. One of
those children died and the Department of
Children and Families (DCF) then took the


woman's first two children and gave them
back to their biological father-Eddy Oliver.
The daughter, who no longer lives in
Okeechobee County, was between 4 and 6
years old at this time, testified Detective Far-
less.
"If he's ever released and he can't get his
hands on (her), there will be another vic-
tim," Detective Farless said as she ended her
statement to the court.
When given his chance to speak, Oliver
told the judge in a voice that was barely
audible that he was sorry for what he had
done.
"I did wrong," he said. "I've accepted re-
sponsibility for this. I love my family. I wish
there was something that I could say."
Even Oliver's attorney, John Cook, ex-
pressed disbelief in what had happened be-
tween Oliver and his daughter.
"Sometimes you understand why people
do what they do," he told the judge, "but
this is one of those cases where there is no
rhyme or reason."


Mr. Albright told the judge that he could
have filed "upwards of 100 charges in this
case."
He then remarked how, as he and the
victim watched videos of her having sex
with her father, it seemed to be a "common
thing" to her.
"The crime of rape destroys people be-
cause their insides have been hollowed out,"
said Judge Mirman. "It doesn't surprise me
she could look at these things because she's
been hollowed out. The pictures I saw were
absolutely disgusting. When a father rapes a
child it is beyond common understanding."
And with that, he saw to it that society
will be protected from Oliver.
The judge also declared Oliver to be la-
beled as a sexual predator.
"That's certainly no stretch in your case,"
he told the defendant.
Thursday was Oliver's 41st birthday.


Community Events


Candle lighting memorial
planned
The Compassionate Friends organization
will hold a Candle lighting memorial on Sun-
day, Dec. 13, from 6:45 until 8 p.m. in Park
#3 between Park Street and Hwy 70 across
from Village Square Restaurant. The candle
lighting is in conjunction with other events
like it in Florida and around the globe, to
commemorate the death of child (at any
age from any cause). The event will feature
the lighting of candles and reading of chil-
dren's names. Sharing time will be at 6:45
p.m. Bring a picture or remembrance and a
candle to light. For more information, please
contact Jeanette Miller at 863-634-2307 or by
email at: jmiller@pritchardsinc.com

Bike Run to benefit Big Lake
Missions Outreach
Because of the weekend rain, this event
was postponed. The Old Men Riders are
now having the 125 mile bike run around
Lake Okeechobee on Sat., Dec. 12. All bikes
and rods are welcome. Businesses, individu-
als and churches are asked to sponsor each
participating bike. The money raised will go
to Big Lake Missions Outreach. Participants
will meet at the movie theatre parking lot
at 8 a.m. For more information call Gene
Rodenberry at 863-634-1723.

Breakfast set for Masonic Lodge
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128, Order of
the Eastern Star will host an all-you-can-
eat Breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth
Avenue. The cost of the Breakfast is a $6
donation and the menu includes scrambled
eggs, hash brown casserole, ham, biscuits
and sausage gravy, grits, coffee and orange
juice. Join us for a delicious breakfast! For
information, contact Mary Ann Holt at 863-
634-8087 or Rick Ellsworth, Worthy Patron
at 863-467-2096.

Pictures with Santa
The Kiwanis Santa will be available for
photos in Flagler Park #4 on Dec. 12, 16-
19, and 21-23 from 6 until 8 p.m.


It's Honey Baked Ham Time!
Okeechobee Main Street is once again
offering Honey Baked Hams for Christmas.
Spiral hams, boneless hams, whole smoked
turkeys or turkey breast, side dishes and
desserts are available. Order yours today at
Syble's Flowers and Gifts, 119 South Par-
rott Avenue or at the Main Street Office 111
Northeast Second Street. Orders must be
placed by Monday, Dec. 21, for pickup on
Wednesday, Dec. 23. For more information
call 863-763-2225 or 863-357-6247.

Christmas Cantata planned
The Okeechobee Community choir in its
11 th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will begin for the presentation of the Christ-
mas Cantata, "A New Birth A New Begin-
ning" and other seasonal favorites. Last year,
65 singers representing 19 local churches
participated. The cantata will be presented
the weekend before Christmas, Dec. 18
and 19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Free
tickets are required for admission and are
available at Okeechobee Health Care Facil-
ity, 1646 U.S. 441 N. For more information,
call Sandy at 863-634-7714.

Christmas boat parade planned
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club and
Butch's Redneck Yatch Club will hold their
annual boat parade on Sat., Dec. 19. The
public is welcome. Decorate your boats and
meet on Taylor Creek at Hwy. 70 by Burger
King between 5:30 and 6 p.m. The parade
begins at 6 p.m. and goes down Taylor
Creek to the rim canal and left to Butch's
Fish Camp. There will be prizes for the best
decorated boats. For information, call Arnie
Whelpley at 863-634-4777.

Santa is coming to the
American Legion
Come one, come all. Veterans and their
children are invited to visit Santa at the
American Legion Post 64 from noon to 4
p.m. for dinner and toys on Dec. 19. Toys for
veterans will be available Dec. 19-24. Open
registration to qualified veterans, both male
and female, will be held during Santa's visit.
VA. Reps will be on hand as well, from Palm
Beach VA. Hospital. For more information
call 863-763-2950.


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Continued From Page 1

ter on Wednesday and Saturday.
Some areas in the 16 counties served by
SFWMD will be allowed to water three times
a week.
In South Florida the current water use
rate is estimated to be 179 gallons per per-
son per day, the highest in the state. The
new rule is expected to reduce household
water use by five to 10 percent. Outdoor ir-
rigation accounts for up to half of all potable


water produced within the region. Up to 50
percent of water applied to lawns is lost to
evaporation or runoff.
The rule making process took over two
years and considered the input of 30 public
workshops.
No irrigation is to be allowed on any day
between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and irrigation
using reclaimed water is not subject to re-
strictions. There are provisions for additional
watering for new lawns and landscaping.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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Varnum gets additional prison term


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A former mobile home salesman convict-
ed of bilking customers out of thousands of
dollars has been sentenced to serve an ad-
ditional 10 years in state prison.
Michael Anthony Varnum, 59, was sen-
tenced Monday, Dec. 7, af-
ter entering an open plea
to Circuit Court Judge Law
rence Mirman to one count
of organized fraud. Varnum
had been originally charged
with 33 counts of grand
theft.
"We charged him with
all the grand thefts and an
overall charge of organized Michael A.
fraud, but he can't be con- Varnum
victed of both grand theft
and organized fraud," explained Assistant
State Attorney Lev Evans. "We dropped all
the grand theft charges if he would plead to
organized fraud."
Varnum is currently serving six years in
the Mayo Correctional Institution in Mayo af-
ter being found guilty in January of 2008 of
failing to pay $70,000 to the state in sales tax
money. Monday's sentence will run concur-
rently with his 2008 sentence, ruled Judge
Mirman.
Varnum, the owner of Central Homes of
Okeechobee, was arrested March 17, 2005,
by the Florida Highway Patrol on a warrant
charging him with theft of state funds. Those


charges stemmed from his selling of 25 mo-
bile homes from his Okeechobee lot between
March 2003 and June 2004 and keeping the
sales tax.
"In the tax case, he actually delivered the
homes," said Mr. Evans, of the state attorney's
major crimes department. "He collected the
tax but didn't submit it. On the grand theft
charges, he didn't deliver the homes."
In essence, after Varnum collected the
money for the new homes from his unsus-
pecting customers, he spent it.
Varnum was initially arrested on June
3, 2004, by Detective John Zeigler of the
Okeechobee City Police Department on
charges of grand theft and uttering a forged
instrument. Those charges stemmed from a
complaint that he altered a purchase agree-
ment to reflect a higher amount of money
owed than was agreed upon by the customer
and Varnum.
He was later acquitted of those charges by
Judge Robert Makemsom after a bench trial.
Mr. Evans said Varnum's attorney Robert
J. Watson argued Monday that his client was
more of a bad businessman than a crook.
"There was some justification for that be-
cause he didn't squirrel the money away in a
secret account. He ran his business and paid
himself a high salary-over $100,000 a year,"
said Mr. Evans. "He was running his business
into the ground and milking the victims along
the way.
"He wasn't as bad as Bernie Madoff but,
on the flip side, he looked right into the face
of the most vulnerable people in our commu-


nity and took their money," he added.
Many of Varnum's victims were retired
and, in several cases, used nearly all of their
savings to buy a new home in which they
could enjoy their retirement years.
"The damage to the victims was horrific-
it financially devastated them," the prosecu-
tor said. "In our presentation at sentencing,
it was emotional-just one after another of
very bad situations. Some of them brought a
tear to your eye."
Under current laws Varnum will serve 85
percent of his sentence, added Mr. Evans.
This was the state's last case against Var-
num.


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The following individuals were arrested on
felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police De
apartment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva
tion Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Erminia Meras, 20, N.E. 207th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 8 by Deputy
John Fisher on felony charges of burglary (two
counts) and grand theft (two counts). She was
also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of
criminal mischief. Her bond was set at $9,500.
Willie Joe Harris, 31, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 8 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee Coun
ty warrant charging him with the felony of bur
glary of a dwelling with an assault or battery.
His bond was set at $15,000. He was also ar
rested on a second warrant charging him with
the misdemeanors of failure to appear -battery
(two counts) and failure to appear -resisting a
law enforcement officer without violence. He
is being held without bond on those charges.
Harris was arrested on a third warrant that
charged him with the misdemeanor of failure
to appear -battery. He is being held without
bond on that charge.
James Lindbergh Childress Jr., 38, N.W
63rd Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 8
by Deputy Max Waldron on felony charges of
child abuse and aggravated assault. His bond
was set at $3,500.
Alexandria Norman, 20, S.W Halpatiokee
St., Stuart, was arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy Cor
poral Paul Ferrell on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with violation of proba
tion -possession of oxycodone. She is being
held without bond.


Dillon Eugene Lee, 21, S.E. 43rd Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy
Brian Cross on a felony charge of criminal mis
chief. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of domestic battery. His bond was set
at $1,250.
Jose Ruiz, 38, W Marqette Ave., Tampa,
was arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy Greg Popovich
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with violation of nrohation nossession of


cocaine. He is being held without bond.
Kevin Quinn Holata, 30, Aptitude Terrace,
Wesley Chapel, was arrested Dec. 9 by Deputy
Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with driving under the
influence. His bond was set at $5,000.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to inform this newspa
Der. The information will be confirmed and Drinted.


December 11, 2009


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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out MMl


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

Power lines
I think they need to find out just who
messed up with the Glades Electric power
lines near R Bar Estates. It was either Glades
Electric or OUA. And whoever is responsi-
ble should pay to replant the trees that were
cut down.

Parade
Well, itistime for the fabulous 50 percent
of Okeechobee in the parade, and the other
50 percent observing. The time has come to
celebrate. Let us all be joyful, watching the
children in the wonderment of Christmas
as they look for Santa at the very end. Let
us love one another, be courteous to each
other, re-
spect one





in town,
may we
try to sup-
port one another. This is the season of giv-
ing, let us all try to do that for each other.
Okeechobee happens to be very good at
this, far better than most towns is what I
have heard. So, ring the bells, yell for your
friends, wave to Santa and make your wish-
es as he comes by. But, with all the festivi-
ties, let us not forget the birth of our Savior,
Jesus Christ, in whose honor all of this is.
It's parade time again. Remember
folks, when the Color Guard comes by at
the beginning of the parade, you are sup-
posed to stand up for the flag. How about
showing some respect this time? It simply
amazes me how many people in this town
are too lazy to get up and show some re-
spect for the flag.


Holiday Stroll in the Park
I noticed the lovely big Christmas cards
in the park but until I saw the article in the
paper, I did not realize that is a fundraiser
for the high school band. What a great idea.
It really adds a lot to our downtown decora-
tions and at the same time raises money for
a worthwhile youth activity. You can enjoy
the cards by just driving by them or get out
and walk around them to get a better look.
So congratulations to the band boosters and
to businesses, organizations and individuals
who made the cards.

Panther
I was really surprised that I did not see
anything on the TV news about the panther
biting the woman in Okeechobee. I thought
they would be all over a story like that. I
guess they were too busy covering the lat-
est news about Tiger to worry about a pan-
ther. I am glad the woman is going to be
all right.

Twitter
I just found out the Okeechobee News
is on Twitter. Congratulations for entering
the online world. The Okeechobee County
Emergency Operations Center is also on
Twitter. If you are signed up for Twitter.com,
you can get updates from them. Editor's
note: The Okeechobee News is on Twitter
as OkeechobeeNews. The EOC is on Twit
ter as okeechobeeeoc.

Exotic pets
I do not understand why people have
to try to keep wild animals as pets. These
are wild animals and they do not belong in
your home. They belong in the wild. But af-
ter a wild animal is raised as a pet and gets
too big or too aggressive to control, then the
owner doesn't want it anymore. But it can't
be released because often they are not even
in the country where the animal would be
found. Plus, the animal does not know how
to feed itself or protect itself in the wild. So
leave the snakes, turtles, raccoons and big
cats in the wild. Don't try to make one a pet.
If you want an animal in your house, adopt
a cat or dog from the local pet rescue.


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ARC to hold grand prize fundraiser I .


The ARC of Okeechobee is currently in
need of donations in order to continue its
operations and provide necessary support
to its clients.
The organization will hold a Special Holi-
day Drawing to be held on Dec. 31, New
Year's Eve. The prize is a brand new 32
inch High Definition Flat screen TV. Tickets
are only $2 each and all proceeds from the
drawing will benefit purchase of school sup-
plies for the clients at ARC of Okeechobee.
You need not be present to win.
The ARC of Okeechobee exists to care
for and help those persons who have de-
velopmental disabilities so they will be able
to have a better quality of life and be better
able to function and live their lives in a more
meaningful and positive way.
Monetary donations of any amount are
kindly accepted and are tax deductible.


Also, if you have any unwanted items
such as household items, clothing, shoes,
bedding, large or small household appli-
ance, tools, books or even your old automo-
bile, etc., you can donate these items and we
can provide you with a donation letter upon
your request so that your generous donation
will be tax deductible.
Donated items will be sold in or through
our ARC Thrift Store and the proceeds will
go to support our clients.
You can make a difference. Your tax de-
ductible donation will make a difference in
the lives of our clients. Come be a part of
something bigger and greater. Come be a
part of us. Please help us help these kids.
You will be glad you did.
For more information, please call Brenda
Byrd at the ARC of Okeechobee at 863-763-
2419.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler

Food For Families
Seacoast National Bank collected food to help with the Food For Families
drive in Okeechobee. All food collected was donated to Raulerson Hospital
food bank which serves the residents of Okeechobee. For more information
call Marnie Lauter/Raulerson at 863-763-2151.

Community Calendar


FRIDAY
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669
meets at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is in-
vited. Anyone interested in a sensible approach
to losing weight and becoming a part of a caring
group is welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at 800-932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open
speaker meeting.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a week-
ly meeting. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th
Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is not
a diet club. The only requirement for member-
ship is a desire to stop eating compulsively. For
more information call Loretta at 863-763-7165 or
863-697-0206.
Restoration Ministries meets the second
Friday of each month to help with addictions, de-
pression, etc., at 7 p.m. For more information call
Miss Kathy at 863-357-9083.


SATURDAY
Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith
Church of Okeechobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on
the second Saturday of the month beginning at 6
p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome. For informa-
tion, contact the church at 863-763-6869; Pastor
Lee Minton at 863-763-3373; or, Sister Yvonne
Price at 863-467-6657.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus
Holy Ghost Crusade Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St.
Every teen is invited. Call 863-634-9340 or 863-
357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet
from 10 until 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist
Church in Avon Park. For information, call Dick
Laneau at 863-467-9540 or 727-345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until
noon at the County 4-H Extension office at 458
U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign
up at the Okeechobee County 4-H Extension of-
fice Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at
863-763-6469.
The Living Word of Faith, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., gospel music sing at 6 p.m. For information
call 863-763-6869.


Okeechobee News/Linda Bridges

Rotary luncheon
Rotary members Jeanette Miller-Pritchard's & Associates & Kristy Crawford-
Riverside Bank join President Mike Costopoulos-Costopoulos & Helton in
gathering toys from the community for the Blaker Toy Caper in memory of
Jeanette's son, Blake Peirick. Jeanette spoke to Rotarians about the joys,
challenges & blessings of Blake's life and how he affected everyone who
knew him. Toys can be dropped off at Pritchard's & Associates at 1802 S.
Parrott Ave. thru Dec. 15. For Rotary information, call 863-763-1120.


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Community Events Obituaries


OHS presents Jack vs Jill
The Okeechobee High School Drama
Club will present "Jack vs Jill," a comedy by
Dustin Robert Blankman on Saturday, Dec.
12, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the show are just
$5 for adults and only $3 for students. For
questions, please call Miss Raulerson at 863-
462-5025 ext. 8011.

Trailriders host yard sale
The Big Lake Trailriders will host a horse
show and tack yard sale on Saturday, Dec.
12 at the old Cattlemen's rodeo arena on
U.S. Highway 441 N. The tack sale will be
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables or booths are
$10 each. Clean out your tack room or barn
and make some cash. Exhibition rides will
start at 10 a.m. The fun show will start at 11
a.m. Riders who are not BLT members must
pay a $10 insurance fee. Horse show entry
fees are $5 per event or $20 to enter five
show events. Exhibition rides are $4 each.
Events will include barrels, poles, hairpin,
cones and California poles. Divisions will
be pony (age 10 and under with a qualify-
ing mount), Pee Wee (age 12 and under),
Juniors (13 to 17) and Seniors (18 and over).
The sale and show are open to the public.
Spectators are admitted free. For more infor-
mation, contact Ana Jones at 863-763-2049
or Tammy Klingler at 863-467-5853.

Cypress Hut to host dinner
Cypress Hut Eagles 4509 will be sponsor-
ing the second Snowball King and Queen
Dinner on Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. We are proud
to announce are King Tommy Peters and
Queen Pam Rubinger. Dinner will be Beef
Brisket, Turkey, Red Potatoes, Corn on the
Cob, roll and dessert for a donation of $8.
All donations for the dinner will go to the
District 7 Snowball Charities; such as Diabe-
tes, Kidney, Child Abuse and Cancer. Please
come to support our King and Queen to
make their day a huge success, if you have
any questions please contact Lorraine Wat-
son at 863-467-1154.

Gospel concert Dec. 13
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church will host
Stan Shuman in Concert, Sunday, Dec. 13,
11 a.m. Stan Shuman is from Cocoa, and is
an internationally known singer/song writer.
He was formerly with Jerry and the Singing
Goffs, Naomi and the Segos. He is currently
with Danny Funderburk and Mercy's Way.
Stan has written for The Kinsmen, Gold City,
The Anchormen, and many more! Buckhead
Ridge Baptist Church is located on Hunter
Road, one mile on the left after turning at
the Sunoco Station on Hwy 78 W in Buck-
head Ridge. For info, contact Pastor Richard
Postell, 863-763-3442. Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church is located on Hunter Road, one
mile on the left after turning at the Sunoco
Station on Hwy 78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, please call Pastor Richard
Postell at 863-763-3442

Nutritional class to be taught
Dr. Edward Douglas will teach a CRA
Nutritional Analysis class on Monday, Dec.
14, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Douglas
Chiropractic and Fitness Center. This is a free
class. For information call 863-763-4320.


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Floy C. Shelter, 93
OKEECHOBEE -Floy C. Shelfer, age 93, of
(i, i... i,, ,- and formerly of Arcadia, died
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, in the Hamrick
Home.
She was born April 27, 1916, to A.W and Nel-
lie (Caroll) Carlton in Sampson County, North
Carolina and was a member of the 2nd Baptist
Church of Arcadia.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Marion "Pat" Shelfer.
She is survived by her son, Milton B. Shelfer
(Margie) of Okeechobee.
There will be no public services or visitation.
On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, (,i.... i...l Florida 34973.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, (i.,,, il,,i,,, Florida
34972.

Vada Mae 'Peggy' McCormick, 80
OKEECHOBEE Peggy McCormick, age 80,
of Okeechobee, passed away Dec. 10, 2009, in
Vero Beach.
Born Feb. 24, 1929, in Nellis, WVa., to the late
Harvey and Gracie Mae Kinder she was a home-
maker.
Ms. McCormick is survived by her brother,
John L. Kinder of West Virginia; granddaughter,
Susan Albritton (Wesley) of Georgia; nieces,
Dorothy Ann Acuna of Tulsa, Okla., Virginia
Mae Doss (Lawrence), Sally Chandler (Steve) of
Ashford, WVa., Eric Kinder and Bud Kinder; sis-
ter-in-law, Dola Mae Kinder of West Virginia;
and her close friends, Alisia and Jose Fuentes
and their family.
Visitation will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12,
until services time of 11 a.m. at Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Ev-
ergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the u.-i. il ...... at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ('i.,,, i-.II ... Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (i...i,,,,,, Fl
34972.


K le Samuel VanLandingham
DENVER, Colo. Kyle Samuel VanLanding-
ham, who was an historian and genealogist,
died Nov. 17, 2009, in a Denver hospital from
the HIN1 virus, also known as swine flu.
He is survived by his mother, Jane Ernestine
Alderman VanLandingham; and brother, Larue
Pierre VanLandingham and wife Denise of De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. He was preceded in death
by his father, Samuel Pierre VanLandingham.
Mr. VanLandingham was born Dec. 10, 1951,
in Fort Pierce, Fla., where he graduated from
Dan McCarty High School. He subsequently re-
ceived a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville
College in Maryville, Tenn., and a Juris Doctor
degree from the Cumberland School of Law at
Samford University in Birmingham.
After receiving his law degree, Mr. VanLand-
ingham opened a law office in Okeechobee,
Fla., and shortly thereafter was appointed
county attorney for ('i.,. i ....I County in
1978. He held that office for just short of 10
years, at which time he came into a family in-
heritance.
Resigning his position as county attorney, he
embarked on what would be his true vocation,
researching and writing about genealogy and
Florida history. He also indulged his love of trav-
el, visiting 26 countries. When traveling in the
United States, he was always on the lookout for
the best local barbecue. His favorite was Eastern
North Carolina BBQ.
After leaving ('i.Ii.. il. Mr. VanLanding-
ham lived in Savannah, Riverview, Fla., Kerrville,
Texas, and Denver, Colo. While in Riverview, he
was active in the Tampa Historical Society, serv-
ing as president for one year, as editor of their
publication, Sunland Tribune, for seven years,
and contributing numerous articles. During this
time, he authored the book, In Pursuit of Jus-
tice: Law & Lawyers in Hillsborough County
1846- 1996.
His other books include Florida Cousins: The
Descendants of William H. Willingham, Parker
and Blount in Florida, A History of ('i.... i .1-
County, Pioneer Families of the Kissimmee Riv-
er Valley and Pictorial History of Saint Lucie
County 1565-1910.
Mr. VanLandingham also served as the presi-
dent of the St. Lucie County Historical Society
for one year and as a director of the Florida His-
torical Society for three years.
Mr VanLandingham was a Mason and served
as the Worshipful Master of Okeechobee Lodge
No. 237 Free & Accepted Masons in 1985.
Kyle, who took great pride in being a sixth-
generation Floridian, will be missed by his fami-
ly and all his historical and genealogical collabo-
rators, for whom he was an endless source of
valuable and accurate information.


Melenda Kay Moore, 39
LEVITTOWN, Pa. -Melenda Kay Moore, 39,
of Levittown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Dec.
6, 2009, at Area Health, Langhorne, Pa.
She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May 22,
1970, to Daniel William and Sandra (Adkins)
Moore, Sr.
She is survived by her father and step-
mother, Daniel William and Joyce Moore, Sr.
of Okeechobee, Fla.; two sons, Logan A. Gold-
berg, and Landon Jacob McAllister,
both of Levittown; companion, Joseph
Parker McAllister of Levittown; brother and sister-
in-law, Daniel W and Michelle Moore, Jr. of Troy,
Ohio, and their son Donovan; uncle and wife,
Randel R. and Julie Moore of Troy, Ohio; aunt
and husband, Laurie and Bill Plemons of Florida;
two stepbrothers, James Scott and wife, Kim of
New Carlisle, Ohio and Timothy Nolan Heilig and
wife, Sandy of China Grove, N.C.
Melenda was preceded in death by her moth-
er, Sandra (Adkins) Moore; paternal grandpar-
ents, William and Bessie Moore; maternal
grandparents, Clayton and Velma Adkins; two
stepbrothers, Jeffery Dale Smith and Jaye Cee
Smith.
She was a graduate of Troy High School in
Troy, Ohio, and the Kettering School of Advertis-
ing Art, Kettering, Ohio. She was a graphics de-
signer having worked for Merrill Lynch in New
York City, N.Y and Boat House Sports in Phila-
delphia. Melenda was the owner of the former
on-line business, SacredThunder.com. Her hob-
bies included working with arts and crafts and
freelance stain glass, as well as genealogy.
There will be a funeral service at 2 p.m., Fri-
day, Dec. 11, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home,
Troy with Pastor Steve Zimbelman officiating.
The visitation will take place at the funeral
home on Friday two hours prior to the start of
the service (noon to 2 p.m.). Interment will take
place at Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial contributions may be made for the
medical expenses of Landon Jacob McAllister
and sent in care of Joseph McAllister, 49 Nettle-
tree Ln., Levittown, PA 19054. Condolences may
be expressed to the family at www.fisher-che-
neyfuneralhome.com.


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H1N1 Flu vaccine clinic set for Saturday

The Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen- available at the Okeechobee Emergency Okeechobee Emergency Management, bee, have generously donated their support
ter will host a drive-thru H1N1 Flu Vaccine Management website. Agri-Civic Center staff, the Seminole Tribe of for the emergency responders. Okeechobee
clinic at the Agri-Civic Center, Saturday, Dec. The drive-thru H 1N vaccine clinic is sup- Florida (Brighton Fire Department), and the County thanks them for their very gracious
12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All traffic should ported by the Okeechobee County Health American Red Cross. Okeechobee Branch. donations.


enter through the 710 gate on the southwest
side of the Agri-Civic Center property.
This clinic is intended for all persons over
age 10.
Vaccination is voluntary, and there is no
charge for the HIN1 vaccine.
To speed up the process and reduce wait
times, please download a copy of the re-
quired consent form from the Okeechobee
Emergency Management website, www.
okeechobeeeoc.com.
Vaccine Information Sheets for the H1N 1
vaccine, in English and Spanish, are also


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More information about the H1N1 Flu
can be found at www.myflusafety.com.


Planning Board: New RV park proposed
By Pete Gawda that once housed a bowling alley. about 1,000 feet southeast of CR 15 B, was
Okeechobee News The requested zoning change would al- formerly known as Bob's Big Bass RV Re-
In the midst of the bad economy, some low for the operation of a citrus packing sort. Instead of renting the lots, occupants
good news came out of the Tuesday, Dec. house in the building that would employ of this proposed RV park would own them.
8 meeting of the Okeechobee County Plan- eight people. The board recommended that The slightly under 4 acre site includes 30 RV
ning Board. A new business and a new RV the Okeechobee County Commissioners ap- spaces, a clubhouse and a seven bay stor-
park are being proposed for the area. prove the request. A second hearing will be age area. The board recommended that the
Smith Brothers, Contracting Equipment, held before the county commission on Dec. county commissioners approve the prelimi-
property owner and Sun Treasure Packing, 17. nary plat. A second public hearing will be
LLC, applicant, requested a change in zon- Turning to another item, the board con- held before the county commission on Dec.


ing from the existing classification of com-
mercial to light industrial. The property in
question is located at 10753 U.S. 441 N. The
4 acre site has a 15,600 square foot building


sidered a request for preliminary plat ap-
proval for Water's Edge Motor Court Resort
owned by Water's Edge Motor Coach Re-
sort, LLC. The property, which is located


Coquina to plan additional road work


Special to the Okeechobee News/Humane
Society Pet Rescue

Pet of the Week
Young "Cricket" a female medium
sized dog is sweet and loving with a
smile that tugs at your heart strings.
She is not a barker, but is quiet girl
wishing to have a new home for
Christmas. Her adoption fee is $135
and includes spay, vaccines, and
rabies shots.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Coquina Water Control District is still
chipping away at repair of the over 200 miles
of road in the Viking Properties area. During
the regular meeting on Wednesday Dec. 9,
it was noted the contracted road projects,
including work on the north-south road on
the western boundary of Viking, will prob-
ably be completed before the next regular
meeting in January. Therefore, the board
will have a special meeting Monday, Dec. 21
at 9 a.m. at the Coquina shop, 17205 NW
240th St., to discuss new road projects.
Board member Ken Childs suggested
that consideration be given to the more
populated areas of Viking when planning
road projects.


Superintendent Danny Faircloth was not
able to attend the meeting because he was
working on the roads repairing damage
done by the recent rains. Rainfall totalling 4
inches fell on Two Mile Grade.
Board member Dorothy Miles stated that
she had received a complaint from a resi-
dent of NW 294th Street about the condition
of that road near his house. The resident
claimed that the road was torn up by four
wheelers. It was noted that Coquina policy
is to use Coquina equipment and crew to
repair small jobs such as this while contract-
ing out larger road jobs. Mr. Childs suggest-
ed that in such cases the homeowner con-
tact the sheriff's office in an effort to reduce
such acts of vandalism.


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COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE-FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010
NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT HEARING
The Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on December 17, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the purpose of adopting budget amendments to the Fiscal Year 2009-10 Budget for Okeechobee County to
reflect prior fiscal year encumbrances and adjust cash balances for same.
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


REVENUES (SOURCE)


FUND DESCRIPTION
COUNTYWIDE FUND
General Fund


CURRENT
BUDGET
FY 2009-10
$
10,934,898


Transportation Trust Fund 5,498,260
Unincorporated Service Area Fund 1,826,748
Fire Rescue Fund 5,126,451
HHRP 208,558


CDBG Disaster Fund
Capital Projects Fund
Okee-Tantie Enterprise Fund


1,282,506
13,781,652
707,082
39,366,155


Balances
Brought
Forward
$
20,049
121,337
22,750
72,880
247,171
328,909
2,579,185
6,350
3,398,631


Operating
Revenues Total
$ $
0 10,954,947
0 5,619,597
0 1,849,498
0 5,199,331
0 455,729
0 1,611,415
0 16,360,837 7,
0 713,432
0 42,764,786


EXPENDITURES (USE)


Designated
Reserves
$
123,502
278,765
174,909
277,155
0
0
659,192
27,947
8,541,470


Operating
Expenditures
$
10,831,445
5,340,832
1,674,589
4,922,176
455,729
1,611,415
8,701,645
685,485
34,223,316


Publish: December 13, 2009 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA


AMENDED
BUDGET
FY 2009-10
$
10,954,947
5,619,597
1,849,498
5,199,331
455,729
1,611,415
16,360,837
713,432
42,764,786


10,954,947
5,619,597
1,849,498
5,199,331
455,729
1,611,415
16,360,837
713,432
42,764,786


December 11, 2009


Okeechobee News


Publish: December 13, 2009


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA





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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The man who probably knows more
about the history of Okeechobee County
than any man alive was recently honored by
the Okeechobee City Council.
Retired Circuit Judge William Hendry re-
ceived the 2009 Paragon Award from the City
of Okeechobee on Tuesday evening, Dec. 1.
Mayor Jim Kirk said he first learned to re-


Paragon Award
City of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk,
left, presented Retired Circuit Judge
William Hendry, right, with the 2009
Paragon Award at the Tuesday, Dec. 1
city council meeting.


spect Judge Hendry as an attorney and then
as a judge. But he went on to say that he
has come to respect the judge more as the
person who sets the example in the com-
munity.
He's an honorable man," the mayor
said.
"How can one man know so much?"
was the mayor's reaction to a recent histori-
cal speech the judge gave at the rededica-
tion of the bandstand in Flagler Park.
"There are two people I respect more
than anyone else other than my father," said
Councilman Dowling Watford. "One is Son-
ny Williamson. The other person is Judge
Hendry."
Councilman Watford said it was an hon-
or to have been sworn in as councilman by
the judge.
"We could not have had a better recipi-
ent," he added.
"I've had the privilege of testifying several
times in his court," stated Councilman Clay-
ton Williams who also served as sheriff at
one time. "I enjoy his history lessons."
Councilman Williams said that the selec-
tion of Judge Henry for this honor was a "no
brainer."
As he began his acceptance speech, the
judge was greeted by a standing ovation
from the crowd of family and friends in at-
tendance. He said that for the last three years
he has been working on an historical book
of the area that begins in the 1880s when
this area was part of Brevard County.
He paid tribute to city clerk Lane Gami-
otea and deputy clerk Melissa Jahner for
their assistance in his historical research.
Pictures of all former mayors adorn one


of the walls of the council chambers. Refer-
ring to those pictures, Judge Hendry said
he knew all of them except D. E. Austin. He
said Mr. Austin was the only person to serve
as mayor and serve on the board of county
commissioners at the same time.
The judge remarked that he has adminis-
tered the oath of office to 10 city administra-
tions, and it had been an honor each time.
On each occasion he had something to say.
"But tonight with this honor I'm really at
a loss for words."
The plaque presented to the judge read


as follows: A paragon is a model of excel-
lence or perfection; a peerless example. The
City of Okeechobee is honored to present
such an award to one of its citizens who has
shown unselfish dedication to the commu-
nity. We applaud your efforts in taking the
time to go the extra mile for your home town
to assure that its history is preserved. For by
preserving our past, future generations will
continue with the knowledge gained by the
present."


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Window decorating contest
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863-357-6246 and register your business's
decorated window to be judged on Satur-
day, Dec. 12 after the Christmas Parade.
Windows must be lighted for night judging.
The winner will have their name engraved
on the First Place Plaque and will get to hang
it in their business for the year.

Santa at City Hall Park
Santa will be available for pictures in City
Hall Park on Dec. 14-15, from 6 until 8 p.m.

Merry Christmas youth rally
Believers Fellowship Church, 300 SW 6th
Ave., will host a Very Merry Christmas Youth
Rally on Friday, Dec. 11 from 7-9 p.m. All
young people in middle and high school are
invited to attend. There will be awesome ac-
tivities, great food, music and guest speaker
Tom Pasquarela will round out this fun filled
evening. For information, call Micki at 863-
467-6654.

Annual Christmas Parade
The Chamber of Commerce annual light-
ed Christmas parade will be held on Dec.
12, at 5:30 p.m. along with craft show in Fla-
gler Parks #2 and 3.


Church plans cookie sale
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue, will hold the church's annu-
al cookie sale on Dec. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Proceeds
from the sale will go to the church building
fund. For more information, call 863-357-
0465.

Holiday craft fair in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Women of the Moose
will host a craft fair on Dec. 12. Reserve
table for choice of indoor or outdoor space.
Food, fun, attendance prizes will be avail-
able. Advertising provided. New Destash-
ers Swap or sale of unused craft supplies,
fabrics, tools, patterns. Clean out your craft
stash call Bonnie at 863-357-1556 or San-
doone at 863-357-0060.

Christmas program planned
Oakview Baptist Church will be present-
ing a Christmas musical entitled "The Mean-
ing of Christmas" on Sunday, Dec. 13. This
one hour musical will focus on the experi-
ences of the major characters of the Christ-
mas story. Our drama participants are under
the direction of Jacque Hayes. Children's
Choir is under the direction of Wendy Reister
and Adult Choir led by Steve Murray. Perfor-
mances are scheduled at 3 and 6 p.m. The
public is invited and there is no cost. Nursery
is provided for infant through Kindergarten.
Oakview is located at 677 S.W 32nd Street
in Okeechobee.


Toys for Tots run planned
A Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run is planned
for Dec. 13. The staging area at VFW Post
4423, 34th Street off 441 North. Post opens
at 10 a.m. for breakfast. Bikes will leave at
11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, arriving at
VFW Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge, Hwy 78
West by noon. Entry fee to run is one new
unopened toy. The toys will be transported
by van to Buckhead Ridge. There will be a
hog roast again this year starting at 12:30
p.m. until 4 p.m. $5 donation. For more in-
formation, please call 863-467-2882.

Children's Christmas party
On Sunday, Dec. 20, from 2-4 p.m. the
Fraternal Order of Eagles #4137 will hold
their Children's Christmas party. Children
must be on sign-up sheet by Sunday, Dec.
13 to receive a gift from Santa. Refresh-
ments will be provided. For further informa-
tion, call 863-763-2552.

Pet photos with Santa
Have your child and a pet sit with Santa
for a photo on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. Photos are just a $5 do-
nation and proceeds from the photos will
benefit all the pets dogs and cats at the
Humane Society Pet Rescue of Okeechobee.
Come visit our booth in Park #3 booth #339
and bring your pet! For more information,
please call 863-357-1104.


Annual toy drive under way
The Big Lake Missions Outreach is spon-
soring their 15th annual Christmas toy drive
for the underprivileged children in Okeecho-
bee County. They are celebrating 15 years
of proven ministry, reaching out to the poor
and needy in Okeechobee. They are in need
of gifts and toys for children one day to teen.
They will accept gift certificates, checks
made payable to BIG LAKE MISSIONS OUT-
REACH and cash. Volunteers will then pur-
chase the items needed. Receipts and pick-
up are available if needed. Also, foods are
always accepted through Dec. 21. For more
information call 863-763-5725 or 863-697-
6433.


Santa to ride on firetruck
Spot Santa on a fire truck in the N.W and
N.E. section of the city on Dec. 17, S.W sec-
tion on Dec. 18 and the S.E. section on Dec.
19.

Christmas dinner dance
Join the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4137
for a steak night at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec.
18, and share the spirit of the holidays with
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Park giant greeting card contest.
The cards are on display in Flagler
Park in downtown Okeechobee. The
event is an annual fundraiser for
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By Charles M. MurDhv


Okeechobee News
Gardening includes efforts to nurture and
grow crops. Now officials want to use the
concept to grow businesses.
Florida's Research Coast, an economic
development initiative formed in 1998 to
promote the economic interests of Okeecho-
bee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Coun-
ties, hosted a half day economic gardening
boot camp at the Indian River State College
Williamson Center on Dec. 3 to educate lo-
cal business owners on how best to survive
and thrive in this tough economic climate.
"I'm very pleased with the event," Bri-
an Cartland, President of the Okeechobee
County Economic Development Council
said, "The main goal of the Economic Devel-
opment council is to assist businesses that
are already here. The gardening program
identifies companies that can grow despite
the doom and gloom out there. We have
companies that are doing well and they can
do better."
Economic gardening builds a nurturing,
innovative environment for local growth
companies by providing information, infra-
structure and connections that help busi-
nesses grow. The services they provide
include marketing lists, supply chains, da-
tabases, competitive intelligence, and busi-
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The group also wants the counties to
work together for the improvement of the
region. They note companies looking for
new homes often look at the entire region
and what is has to offer, not just an individ-
ual community.
Several local companies who have fewer
than 100 employees took part in the event
Thursday.
Contractor Chris Close said he felt the
program was well received, "I feel there was
a nice mix of information today. It is really
exciting to see the new economic develop-
ment initiative in Okeechobee. To get it off
the ground running it will take a lot of en-
ergy. It will be nice to see it evolve. Ultimate-
ly the goal is to improve the quality of life
and bring better jobs and better services to
Okeechobee."
The boot camp included presentations
about marketing, legal issues that face busi-
nesses, networking, and workforce training.
Program Coordinator Michael Corbit said
there were a number of Okeechobee Com-
panies that should benefit from the half day
event, "Our goal is to get them to grow and
get them to the next level. I would say the
biggest issue they face today is financing and
getting more paying customers."
Corbit said $8.5 million in low interest
loans have been offered by the government
to help small business in these troubling
times. For more information you can visit
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Attorney Jeffrey Pegler gave a presenta-
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nesses should get legal advice when they
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stated every business needs to have policies
and by laws that are tailored to their needs.
He also discussed the financing issues
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granting few loans and some businesses
struggle to survive. He said one helpful pro-
gram is the 504 loan program that offers low
interest rates. The Small Business Adminis-
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December 11, 2009 Okeechobee News


Boys soccer team


wins at Martin County


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Adrian Leon had two goals, and Eddie
Guerrero and Erick Garcia added goals as
the Okeechobee High School Brahman boys
soccer team defeated Martin County, 4-3
Wednesday night in Stuart.
Okeechobee (3-4) controlled the match
from the get go and limited their defensive
mistakes in one of their better efforts of the
season.
"We out muscled them and we out hus-
tled them," Brahmans Coach Lonnie Sears
said, "We had two defensive mistakes but
they didn't cost us like they have in other
matches."
Sears said it appeared his team got a bit
lackadaisical each time they had a two goal
lead. "We had a couple of guys fall asleep
and make mistakes, I think we relaxed each
time we got the lead and figured we had this
game."


Garcia and Guerrero also had one assist
in the match. Serafin Espinoza made his de-
but in net and had four saves. Regular goal
keeper Gustavo Garcia was injured and un-
able to play.
Coach Sears said he was impressed with
his new goal keeper and hinted there might
be an open competition for the starting job.
"He didn't lose the match for us. That
is what I was looking for," Sears said. "We
just out hustled them tonight and out played
them. We got some goals on things we
worked on in practice all week. I'm pleased
with our offense. We need to work on our
defensive mistakes."
Martin County fell to (6-3-1) on the sea-
son.
Okeechobee hosted Covenant Christian
on Friday night at 6 p.m. The boys travel to
Boynton Beach on Monday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School and Lincoln
Park High School battled to a near standstill
in the first half but Okeechobee couldn't
keep up the pressure in the second half as
they lost 75-43 in girls basketball action in
Ft. Pierce Wednesday night.
OHS trailed by only four points at half
time and led for most of the first half. In
the second half Lincoln Park changed their
trapping defense and were able to cause
turnovers. Okeechobee also lost some of
their inside players to foul trouble.
"I wasn't disappointed and neither were
the girls tonight," Brahmans Coach Tony
Sherlock said, "We played the best team in
our district even for about a half. If we had


kept up that intensity we might have been
able to win."
Jewel Buck had 13 points for Okeecho-
bee, (6-4). Keighly Stewart had 13 points
and Markeisha Youmans had 14 points and
12 rebounds.
Sherlock said his team lost focus in the
second half as they didn't' know what to
do with the ball at times on the offensive
end. He praised Lincoln Park for making
good adjustments in their defense.
"They made some adjustments and we
weren't quick enough to respond to it," he
added.
The Brahman JVwon their game against
the Greyhounds.
Lincoln Park got 19 points apiece from
Dyana Pierre and Stephanie Ball as they
improved to 7-1 on the season. Lincoln
Park is 3-0 in district play.


Boys overwhelmed by Suncoast


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Suncoast outscored Okeechobee High
School 28-10 in a big second quarter and
went on to defeat the Brahmans 72-50 in
boys basketball action Tuesday night in Rivi-
era Beach.
OHS had one of their worst offensive
halves of the season as they were only able
to score 19 points before the break.
Tim Carter had 18 points and Jeffrey
Fullwood added 14 points to lead Suncoast,
(2-1).
Okeechobee got 14 points from Duelle
Gore, and 13 points from Jonathan Hudoff.
Coach Bryan Van Camp said his team
didn't play as well as he would have liked,
"They were tough. I think we could have
played more competitively. We definitely


didn't play our best game. We came out flat
in first half and things got away from us in
the second quarter. We never really recov-
ered."
Van Camp said Suncoast was an athletic
team with a bunch of good shooters that
were able to run the floor well. He said the
Chargers shot a very high percentage and
took advantage of some good shot opportu-
nities against the Brahmans defense.
The Brahman's junior varsity basketball
team lost their game by five points.
Okeechobee played at Fort Pierce Central
Thursday night. The boy's next home game
is Jan. 5, against Westwood. The boys will
play two holiday tournaments this year. Next
weekend they play at Berean Christian's hol-
iday tournament. After Christmas they com-
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December 11, 2009


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Okeechobee News December 11, 2009


Yearling boys fall in



tough fight with Oslo


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Yearling Middle School hung tough
against an athletic Oslo team Monday at
home before they fell 46-38 in middle school
boys basketball action.
Oslo and Yearling traded baskets for
much of the first half with Yearling taking a
22-21 lead into the locker room at half time.
Oslo appeared to be more intense in the
second half and the result was an early 12-2
run in the third quarter that settled the af-
fair.
Yearling Coach Efrain Ochoa said that run
was probably the difference in the game,
"They started to press us more. We had silly
turnovers. We got cold. They got momen-
tum and we couldn't get it back."
Yearling (1-1) led 4-0 early and 9-7 after
the first quarter. Oslo outscored Yearling
17-8 in the third quarter and led 38-30 after
three.


Marshall Tommie led Yearling with 14
points and Felton Johnson added 10 points.
Trewston Pierce had six points. Justin Enrico
and Jertavious Curtis both had 14 points for
Oslo.
Coach Ochoa said Oslo probably has one
of the best teams in the area this year. He
praised their athleticism and their size up-
front, "They wore us out. They got the best
of us at the end."
Ochoa said he feels Yearling can com-
pete with teams like this if they do the sim-
ple things and focus on fundamentals, "We
must do simple things like box out under-
neath and limit turnovers. We have the tal-
ent we just have to work on chemistry. It's
all about chemistry right now. We have the
athletes."
Yearling travels to Sebastian River on
Thursday. They travel to play in town rival
Osceola on Wednesday, Dec. 16.


YMS girls lose heartbreaker


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Oslo Wildcats won a wild game 24-23
over Yearling Middle School Monday thanks to
the effort of a talented player, Tayler Smith.
The Wildcats center dominated inside
with blocked shots, rebounds and tough
points as the Vero Beach School held off a
game Yearling squad (0-2).
Oslo (2-1), got 20 points from Smith, who
had the knack of scoring at the right times for
her team.
Yearling Coach Erin Morrow said her team
tried to double team Smith but couldn't stop
Oslo from getting her the ball in good loca
tions on the court.
"The girls played so hard. It's a disappoint
ing loss. I told them they played well. One
bounce goes differently we could have won
that game. I was proud of them," she added.
The offense got off to a slow start for both
teams as the score stood at 2-2 after the first
quarter. Yearling missed a number of short
jumpers in the first quarter.
The pace of the game and the offense
picked up in the second quarter. Smith got
a number of easy baskets near the hoop af
ter good assists from her teammates. Carley
McCoin and Jaide Micco hit nice jump shots
for Yearling. A bucket by Breanna Billie just
before the break made the halftime score 12
10 in favor of Oslo.
Oslo coach Mark Hanlon said he was very
impressed with the intensity of both teams,
"It was a good hard fought game. Both teams
had their opportunities. We finished at the
end. We had enough fight left in us to finish
the deal. The other team did put up a good
effort though."


Taylor Trent (left) dove to the floor to
secure the ball for Yearling.
Ball handling was sloppy in the third quar
ter as Oslo began to take control. The Lady
Wildcats were more patient on offense and
worked the ball inside to Smith for easy bas
kets.
Hanlon said his center made some big
foul shots, grabbed key rebounds and gave
her team the ball, "The rebounds definitely
helped at the end. Those boards were a key
because they gave us possessions and helped
us overcome the rush from Yearling at the
end."
Oslo led 15-12 after three quarters and the
lead never got larger than two points in the
fourth quarter. Yearling had several chances
to tie or go ahead but couldn't hit a shot in
the final three minutes.
McCoin led Yearling with nine points. Bil
lie added eight points.
Coach Morrow said she expects her team
to continue to improve as the season pro
gresses, "The loss was a little bit disappoint
ing. We did play hard. The defense was much
better than last week. We'll keep working on
it and get better."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
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2009TD398
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
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erbficate No: 2501 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
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Names) in which assessed:
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Certificate No: 1966 Yearof Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: PETIT PARK LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 4
1-20-37-35-0050-00040-0110
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD409
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 2580 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripton of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 10 1112 BLOCK 243
3-21-37-35-0020-02430-0100
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD037
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certifcate No: 272 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 3113 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00031-F000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
TRECIE MCCALLA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341131 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD404
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 2584 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOT 6& N 1/2 OF LOT 7 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0060
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD231
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1096 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 07 34 34S 33E
1-34-34-33-0A00-00007-D000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Forida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD407
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2583 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 2 & 3 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0020
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD401
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2525 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 11 & E 1/2 OF
LOT 12 BLOCK 42
3-15-37-35-0010-00420-0110
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD406
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2513 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 23 24 25 26
BLOCK 25
3-15-37-35-0010-00250-0230
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities 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 Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD403
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1801 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: GRANADA TERRACE E 1/2 OF LOT 10 LOT, 11
BLOCK 6
1-14-37-35-0010-00060-0100
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities 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 Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD224
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 713 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 20 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 20 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00020-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW County Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD402 2009TD221 2009TD216
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2579 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007 Cerbficate No: 664 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007 Certificate No: 571 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE Description of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 Descnption of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 243 OF 51/2 OF TRACT 23 23 34S 33E OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 22 34S 33E
3-21-37-35-0020-02430-0080 1-23-34-33-OAOO-00023-KOOO 1-22-34-33-OA00-00010-E00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed: Name(s) in which assessed: Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM CHL HOLDINGS INC. CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho- County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho- County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010. bee, Ronda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010. bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh /s/ Robin R. Parnsh /s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodaon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW County Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770 1.800.955.8770 1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD397
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GAIL SMITH the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1263 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION C
LOTS 12 3 BLOCK 34
1-06-36-34-0020-00340-0010
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
IRENE E RIEGER
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD223
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 703 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00014-DOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Ronda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 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 prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD400
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2639 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: WRIGHTS 1ST ADDITION LOTS 7, 10, 11
BLOCK 6
3-22-37-35-0230-00060-0070
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE A BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD399
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2587 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 26 & 27 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0260
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities 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 Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341153 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD027
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 157 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-OAOO-00016-HOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MICHAEL D. MCINNIS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Fonrda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340807 ON 12/,11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD228
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 858 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 04 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-00004-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Ronda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD225
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 775 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 25 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 25 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00025-GOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerhficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Ronda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340820 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD230
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerhficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnphon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 985 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-OAOO-00011-GOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Fonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340827 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD229
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerhficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnphon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 972 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnphon of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF 1/2 OF
51/2 OF TRACT05 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-OAOO-00005-POOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Ronda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD215
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhtificate No: 538 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 21 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 21 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-OAOO-00021-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Rorda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 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 prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340809 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD227
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhficate No: 836 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 27 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 27 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-OAOO-00027-HOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Rorda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 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 prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340821 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 855 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOTS E AND K OF TRACT 3 W1/2 OF W1/2
OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 03 AND E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF
S1/2 OF TRACT 03 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-00003-EOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ROBERT L REPASS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, he property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341134 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD218
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 641 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT11 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OA00-00011-EOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340812 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD203
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 415 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: LOTS A AND B OF TRACT 12 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 12 AND W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OFTRACT 12 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-OAOO-00012-AOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
DRSIRAJ AHMAD
SHAMA P AHMAD
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341132 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD217
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 701 Yearof Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: LOT LOF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 13 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00013-LOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property ir
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340814 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD395
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2168 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT
15 SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1 OF 159.46 FEET TO THE IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 304TH
STREET (STATE ROAD 15-C); THENCE RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 304TH STREET FOR A DISTANCE
OF 246.85 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 55TH AVE-
NUE; THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR
A DISTANCE OF 158.96 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF
LOT 15, SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1; THENCE RUN EASTER-
LY ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 15 FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 242 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.
1-19-34-36-OAOO-00007-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
E &S DAIRY
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans 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 proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Forda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340834 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-232
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD JACK BURDICK
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RICHARD JACK BURDICK, deceased,
whose date of death was May 9,
2009, and whose social security
number is 262-34-24-4, is ending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972.
The names and address of the per-
sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attomey are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 4th, 2009.
Personal Representative:
BEVERLY B. CLARK
4641 Portage Trail
Melboume, FL 32940
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Fla. Bar No. 270441
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA611
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
A Forda Corporabon
Plaintiff
v.
MARTHE LEGER; JOSEPH LEGER;
AND MARGARETTE PERNIER
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MARTHE LEGER
1769 GRANTHAM DRIVE
WELLIINGTON FLORIDA 33414
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that a
Complaint for Foreclosure of Mort-
gage involving real estate located in
Okeechobee County, orida, and le-
gally described as follows:
W1/2 OF THE W1/2 OF THE S1/2
OF THE S1/2 OF SECTION 21
TRACT 6 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D,
INCLUSIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
Strap Number(s):
1-21-34-33-OAOO-00006-M000
has been filed against you and your
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it on
KENNETH M. JONES, of Moody,
Jones, Ingno & Morehead, RA., At
tomeys for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1333 S. University Drive, Suite
201, Plantation, orida 33324, on or
before 30 days from the date of first
publication and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Plaintiffs attomey or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on Nov. 19, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Court
BY: Kathy Amold
As Deputy Clerk
MOODY, JONES, INGINO
&MOREHEAD, PA.
Attomeys for Plaintiff
1333 S. University Dnve, Suite 201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
KENNETH M.JONES
orida Bar No. 142618
340685 ON 12/4,11/09


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