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Vol. 100 No. 150 Wednesday, December 16, 2009


500 Plus tax


Christmas Parade: Oh what a night!


Index
Classifieds .................................. 15-19
Community Events........................ 6
Crossw ord....................................... 18
Obituaries............................ ... 6
O p in io n .......................................... 5
Speak Out ....................................... 6
Sports................................... 12-14, 20
W weather ........................................ 2
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Angels on parade
Little angels on the Peace Lutheran Preschool float were ready for the Christmas Parade in
downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 12. Left to right are: Morgan Cogle, Peyton Johnson, Sam-
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Patriotic float
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Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Dec. 12.


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By D. Hamiltovn
Okeechobee News
At the H1N1 vaccine clinic
held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center,
1,311 vaccines were dispensed at
the close of the clinic at 2 p.m. The
clinic was set to open at 9 a.m.,
however, according to County
Health Dept. Administrator, Mr.
Kruppa, the clinic began allowing
cars through the drive thru-clinic
about 15 minutes sooner. People
arriving at the clinic around the 10
o'clock hour found a long line that
extended onto S.R. 710. That was
quickly resolved by OCSO depu-
ties who were able to double the
line bringing the traffic in from the
roadway onto the entrance to the
Agri-Civic Center property.
Wait time according to Mr.
Kruppa was never any more than
one hour from start to finish, in
part due to consent forms having
been prepared by those arriving for
their vaccinations. The line moved
quickly through two stations, one
set up with a health department
staff member handing out clip-
boards and consent forms for any-
one who needed them, the second
was set up for approval and sign
off of consent forms. Traffic was
then routed through to any one of
four lanes to quickly receive their
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HINI
Continued From Page 1

shots and exit the property.
"I wish we could have vaccinated more,"
said Mr. Kruppa, "The whole idea of this is
to prevent people from getting sick with this
virus." He said that the vaccine is being of-
fered to anyone regardless of county of resi-
dence or borders.
Mr. Kruppa also stated that with the on-
set of the holidays, the health department is
in the planning stages of setting up another


vaccination clinic, perhaps in January. He
mentioned that their goal at this point is to
get the vaccine to the many area health care
providers in the area so that it can also be
dispensed on an individual basis.
When asked about cost for the vaccine by
going to personal health care providers, Mr.
Kruppa said, "The Health Dept. is the only
one administering the vaccine at no charge.
It is up to the individual providers to deter-
mine their charge for the shot." According
to Mike Faulkner of the Okeechobee County
Emergency Operations Center, the drive thru
clinic was set up to be able to vaccinate be-
tween 2,000 and 2,500 if they had come.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When Okeechobee County Commissioners
meet tomorrow they will receive an update on
the response to HIN1 by Frank Krupa, admin
istrator of the Okeechobee County Health De
apartment. Hopefully, most members of special
risk groups have been vaccinated and future
shipments of the vaccine can be administered
to the general public.
Commissioners hope to hear some good
news from the Florida Department of Trans
portation (DOT). Ben Walker is scheduled to
discuss the Florida Turnpike and DOT's five
year work program. A DOT representative
recently reported to the Okeechobee County
Legislative Delegation that the new five year
work program contains funding for improving
S.R. 70 in the county.
Debbie Belcher, the county's housing grant
coordinator is scheduled to discuss an agree
ment with a private contractor to use Hurricane
Housing Recovery Program funds to build low
income housing.
Commissioners recently approved adver
tisement for requests for proposals for finance


If you go...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12
Where: Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th St
ing the purchase of fire fighting equipment.
They will discuss response to this advertise
ment.
In other action, the board is expected to:
appoint members to the affordable house
ing advisory committee and the construction
industry licensing board;
consider a request for a change in zon
ing from commercial to light industrial by Sun
Treasure Packing, LLC;
discuss an amendment to the county code
dealing with consistency and concurrency;
discuss a code amendment dealing with
siting regulations for wireless communications
facilities;
receive a financial update for the fiscal
year which ended Sept. 30, and
recognize employee accomplishments.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
More than 1,300 people showed up on Saturday, Dec. 12, for H1N1 flu vaccina-
tions including this woman and her family from Canada. The vaccine is being of-
fered to anyone who wants it regardless of county of residence.


Okeechobee Forecast
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Calm wind be
coming north northeast between 5 and 10 mph. Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Wind between 5 and 10 mph. Thursday: A 40 percent chance of
showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Thursday
Night: Scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Commissioners to hear local


report on HIN1 vaccinations


Okeechobee News


December 16, 2009








Four men arrested and accused of stealing rocks


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"I didn't think taking a few rocks would be
a bad decision. I was wrong," Robert Wayne
Birdsall reportedly told a local deputy.
Birdsall, 45, of West Palm Beach, appar-
ently made that statement as he and three
others were being arrested for taking rocks
being used as rip rap at Nubbin Slough. He
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail Sunday, Dec. 13, on misdemeanor
charges of theft and trespassing of fenced
property. His bond was set at $1,000.
Arrested with Birdsall on those same
charges were Luis Arce, 31, Garden Ave.,


Robert Wayne Luis
Birdsall Arce
West Palm Beach, and Ramon Nieves, 34,
Congress Park Drive, West Palm Beach.
Their bonds were set at $1,000 each.
Pedro Arce, 60, Garden Ave., West Palm
Beach, was arrested on a charge of theft. His
bond was set at $500.


Ramon Pedro
Nieves Arce
According to an arrest report by Deputy
Tammy Serafini, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, (OCSO), Birdsall, Nieves
and Luis Arce all crossed a yellow barrier at
Nubbin Slough and loaded the rocks onto a
Birdsall Marine Design trailer.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Dillon Lee, 21, S.E. 43rd St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Dec. 10 by DOC's Michael
White on a charge of violation of probation -
child abuse. He is being held without bond.
Jemarcus Bradley, 16, N.E. 15th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 10 by Depu-
ty Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with failure to appear
- carjacking. He is being held without bond.
Ricardo Lane, 44, N.E. Third St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 11 by Dep-
uty Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation -
grand theft (two counts). He is being held
without bond.
James Richard Marcum, 26, N.W 35th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 12 by
Deputy Matthew Hurst on a St. Lucie County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation aggravated battery. He is being held
without bond.
William Michael Ginane, 20, S.E. 66th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 12
by Deputy Corporal Randy Thomas on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. He is being held without
bond.


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Judy Faye Anderson, 26, S.E. Second
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 12 by
Officer Chad Troutman on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. Her bond was set
at $500.
William Joseph Daley, 47, S.E. 56th
Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13
by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with giving a
false name while arrested or detained. His
bond was set at $5,000. Daley was later ar-
rested on a Martin County warrant charging
him with the misdemeanors of violation of
probation possession of marijuana under
20 grams and violation of probation pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. He is being
held without bond on those charges.
Regina Ann Whitehead, 34, S.W 1lth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13 by
Officer Charles Green on a Lake County war-
rant charging her with the felonies of forgery
and uttering a forged instrument. She was
also charged with the misdemeanor of petit
theft. She is being held without bond.
Joseph Hardy Haney, 47, N.E. 30th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13
by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with burglary
of a structure. His bond was set at $10,000.
Tracy Lynn Haney, 36, N.E. 30th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 13 by Depu-
ty Tammy Serafini on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging her with burglary of a
conveyance. Her bond was set at $10,000.


Jesse Zipperer II, 23, S.W Ninth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 14 by Dep-
uty Justin Akins on a warrant charging him
with violation of parole. He is being held
without bond.
Benjamin James Estey, 56, Coolidge
Trail, Lee, was arrested Dec. 14 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on charges of driving under the
influence and refusal to submit to a breath
test. His bond was set at $5,500.
Doug Carl Lambert, 41, N.W 272nd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 14 by Dep-
uty Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with the felo-
ny of petit theft third offense. His bond was
set at $2,500.
Katherine Robbins Hudson, 32, N.E.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 14
by Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on a DOC war-
rant charging her with amended violation of
probation possession of oxycodone. She is
being held without bond.
Adam Lee Minix, 33, S.E. 25th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 14 by Depu-
ty Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with burglary of a
dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


The report states that Birdsall was going
to use the rocks to build a fire pit at his prop-
erty in Lake Wales.
The deputy's report goes on to state that
she contacted Lovis Williams, a supervisor
for the South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD), who said the state agen-
cy would pursue criminal charges. Mr. Wil-
liams, continued the report, estimated the
value of the rip rap to be $200.
Mr. Williams then contacted another SF-
WMD employee to pick up the stolen rocks.
Deputy Serafini indicated that Pedro Arce
has been an employee of Birdsall's for the
last 20 years. The other two men do not
work for Birdsall.

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H1N1
I got my H1N1 vaccination on Satur-
day and I thought the health department
and sheriff's office did a great job keeping
it well organized and keeping the line mov-
ing. I got there a little after 10 a.m. and it
took about an hour to get through the line.
If I had gone to the doctor's office, I prob-
ably would have spent that much time get-
ting a shot when you consider the inevitable
time in the waiting room. When I was leav-
ing, the line looked shorter than it had been
when I arrived so I suspect others had an
even shorter wait time that I did.
Got mine, H1N1 and seasonal influ-
enza. So far no side affects.
No untested shots for me.
According to the health department,
they had about 1,300 show up for the shots
on Saturday. They said could have handled
2,500 in that same time period but people
did not show up. I wonder why people in
Okeechobee did not take advantage of the
free vaccinations.

Christmas parade
The thousands of children seemed
to have a great time. I saw people laugh-
ing, old friends hugging and I
even got a few myself.
At 51 I still love pa-
rades.
I loved the
boat with Butch's
Fish Camp. One
guy on the boat
was dancing up
a storm. It made
me smile!
I thought the
parade was very
nice. I just wish peo-
p 1 e would stand up for the
flag at the start of the parade. What is wrong
with people in Okeechobee that they don't
know they are supposed to stand when the
flag goes bv?


I was unable to attend the parade,
but from the age my kids could stand and
I could explain to them what it meant, they
stood up. My heart breaks when I see the
WWII vets walk by and people don't stand
up. These men (and women) served our
country at a time when it was an honor and
privilege to serve. Our country has certainly
lost teaching this to our younger genera-
tion.
I thought the parade was great. A lot of
people and seems
like a lot more
floats than last
year. I think all the
school bands were
there, and all great.
All the floats were
wonderful in my
eyes. I don't know
if I could pick a favorite. I love the theme
"Cowboy Christmas"- FFA for High School
won the theme, for me. Patriotic- hands
down, Cub Scouts reciting the pledge. I
thought it was very powerful to have Jesus
on the cross. I loved the float that had all the
little kids singing- dressed like angels. Again,
overall, I don't know that I could pick just 1.
Whether or not the float was decorated to
the hilt or just thrown together- it was for
all of us that still, once a year "BELIEVE" in
God, Country and our fellow man.
It is pitiful, that more people don't re-
spect the elderly, the veterans, and the flag.
We wished every one a Very Merry Christ-
mas, we did joyfully have many many re-
spond with a Merry Christmas in return.
But, some just stared at us like, huh? But,
we were happy in our hearts and felt com-
pelled to try our best to send out love to our
community. It is in the giving, not the receiv-
ing.
It's not just the elderly, flag and, Vets
that most kids don't respect its, EVERY-
THING! The kids don't respect their things,
others things and property, parents, adults,
etc. Go to your local school and watch even
the elementary kids are VERY disrespectful
and the older they are the worse they get
towards teachers and others. All one can do
is praise the ones that do and try and raise
your own right.
The adults didn't stand for the flag, ei-
ther. It's not just the kids who didn't show
respect. Just before the flag came by, I loud-
ly reminded my child to stand and show re-
spect for the flag, and we stood, but many
of those around me did not take the hint.


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I had mixed feelings about the float
with the man as Jesus on the cross. That
was a little much for the little children to
see. Some of them are too young to really
understand and it frightened them because
it looked like he was bleeding. This was a
Christmas parade and people brought very
young children to see the pretty lights and
Santa. That float was more an Easter mes-
sage than Christmas. I know it is an impor-
tant message, but the timing seemed wrong.
And shouldn't the emphasis be on the res-
urrection rather than on the crucifixion?

Parking
A lot of people own cell phones with
cameras in them nowadays. I think they
should stand behind motorcycles or other
improperly parked vehicles and try to get a
good enough picture to make out the license
plate clearly. Or better yet, call the law and
hope they get there soon enough to ticket
the selfish, uncaring person who has taken
a place meant for handicapped individuals,
as well as the area next, meant for unload-
ing wheelchairs. I think we can believe that
a motorcycle operator can handle the walk
into the store, right? Also, it wouldn't hurt
for any store owner to provide a special
place for bikes to park, then a car driver
who is circling wouldn't have to think -- oh
boy there is a spot, only to find a bike in it,
which they really have a right to use. Is any-
body capable of decent planning anymore?
I could go into the subject, as well, of VW
size spaces, and trying to get a big ole car
into one. Also, what would it hurt to run a
berm with trees in it for shade?
My biggest pet peeve is these compa-
nies coming in here and tearing down all
the trees and the cars are so darn hot!
I'd rather see motorcycles parked in
the striped areas than taking up a whole
parking space for just one bike. I'm handi-
capped but I park far away because spend-
ing time driving around trying to find a spot
is a waste of time, money, and gas, to say
nothing about the pollution. It's too bad we
all seem to be in such a hurry today to find
the closest parking spot when so many peo-
ple could use that little bit of extra exercise.

Help someone
There are many hurting people in our
city. Make your Christmas season brighter
by helping someone out in a meaningful
way. Helping others is a good way to forget
about your own troubles.


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Things have not been exceptionally
good for us this past year or more either,
but we realize we are much better off than
many others. For that reason we have de-
cided to "adopt" a local family and provide
their Christmas dinner and gifts rather than
exchanging gifts within our family. It has
given us a real sense of what Christmas is
really about. We fell truly blessed that we
are able to do this.
We, in our family have four grandchil-
dren. Dad has not worked in months and
months. Mom is trying to hold it all together,
we have our own family project just helping
and keeping them afloat.

Tiger Woods
I think whatever happens between a
man and his wife is their business unless
there is abuse that makes it a matter for the
court system. If he was an average golfer
and had the same accident, it would not
even have made the local newspaper, much
less the national coverage.
As an officer I have to see these cases
constantly and all the pain that comes with
them. These family arguments and fights
are not pretty. They are not fun. The chil-
dren are scared in a world that should strive
to make them feel safe and secure. We hu-
mans make sick jokes and photos in an at-
tempt to handle the pain. Truthfully there is
nothing funny about these cases. In reality,
the family cannot make jokes, they think
the photos and press are hurtful. My hope is
that this family can heal and those precious
children can grow up with both parents in
one home. Now that would be a victory for
all of us.

Infrastructure
Did anyone else see the article on the
History channel last evening, about our
crumbling infrastructure, roads, bridges,
electrical grids etc.? It strikes me as so odd
that with all this work needing to be done,
and thousands out of work, that things just
keep right on crumbling and nothing can be
done because it all costs too much money.
Then later, John Ratzenburg(sp?) on Huck-
abee, told a tale about how Americans are
not learning to work with their hands any-
more. Something we have been observing
for years. Everyone wants to be the CEO of
some big corporation, and there's nobody
left anymore willing to get their hands dirty.
It's just too bad that a rich (formerly) coun-
try only knows to build and not maintain.


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December 16, 2009


Letters to the editor


Raulerson Hospital
I have been a businessman in Okeecho-
bee County since 1996. Since then, I have
heard nothing good about Raulerson Hos-
pital. Last Monday I had a procedure per-
formed there by Dr. Sigalow and had to
spend several hours. The facility itself is
extremely clean and free of any odor and
the buildings are bright and cheery. Check
in and departure were silky smooth and the
staff I met or who took care of me were ex-
ceptional. While I hope to not have to return
to any hospital, I would not hesitate to re-
turn to Raulerson.
Stuart Greenberg

The Joy of the Season
The magical Christmas season is here
again...whether its baking the family's favor-
ite holiday dessert, keeping the house beau-
tifully decorated and smelling delightful, or
spending your special savings for a gift you
know someone will love. We all have our
special gifts and talents that are expressed
during this Christmas season. What does
Christmas mean to you? Special family tradi-
tions? The gifts? The food? Whatever it may
bee, I'm sure that each of us has a picture in
our mind of what a perfect Christmas should
look like.
By now, we all have our individual "To
do" lists. Send out Christmas cards, put up
decorations, plan the menu, wrap the gifts,
etc. Everyone is rushing to the do holiday
sales, talking about what appetizers were
best at which party and what house on the


street has the prettiest lights. It is so easy to
get caught up in the busy whirlwind of the
season, we need to make sure that we don't
forget what Christmas is all about.
A special tradition for my family every
year is to watch Little Women or, It's a Won-
derful Life while we string popcorn and
cranberries to put on the tree. We usually
end up watching both. And of course, we
always have Christmas music playing while
we put up the decorations. We usually have
a handful of CDs we rotate through over the
season and I love each and every song, but
there's one song that always stands out to
me. The song is Breath of Heaven. What I
like most about this song is the picture that
it paints about what that first Christmas was
like when Jesus was born. I think that we all
at some point in our lives have painted a pic-
ture in our minds of what that first Christmas
looked like. I think this song really brings to
light what it was like from Mary's point of
view as she journeyed to that destined place
where she was to give birth to Jesus, the Son
of God.
It's so easy to get caught up preparing for
that one special day that we call Christmas.
But what we should be doing is preparing
our hearts and minds all year and in the
weeks leading up to Christmas in order to
truly experience the joy, love and salvation
that the Christmas season brings. Pray and
ask God that he will reveal a new and deep-
er meaning of Christmas to you individually
and that your new revelation of Christmas
will not go away as the season passes but
that God will continue to remind you all year
long.


I hope that your home is filled with love
and all the blessings that this season has to
offer and that you will be able to look back
on this year 2009 as the Christmas season
that took on a whole new meaning for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Rebekah Hall, 16
Okeechobee

Holiday Tour of Homes
Joy, contentment, sharing. Words that
come to mind as the Tour of Homes for
2009 is now over. Weeks of preparation,
planning, purchasing, decorating and days
of cooking are now behind us. But, prayer-
fully we made some new friends as so many
came to our home to look at the decorations
and share our food. Break bread with us, if
you will.
It was such a joy to have visitors come
in, to do a walk through and giving us the
pleasure of serving them. Hot soup, toasted
bread, home made rice pudding, pumpkin
bread with whipped cream on top. Just a
few of the items we all enjoyed together.
I have not eaten so much since last year.
Thank you Miss Marnie for working so dili-
gently for the event, with your sweet attitude
being so helpful. Thank you, volunteers for
assisting in the parking of all the cars, help-
ing everyone up and down the stairs, lighting
all the candles, helping serve and greeting.
Everyone was so pleasant. What a blessing
to have each of you with us. The event could
not have been done without you.
Contentment in knowing everyone who
came had a wonderful time, briefly but won-


Community Calendar


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups meet each
Wednesday. Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th
Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health
Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m.
with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another
meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call 863- 763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Open.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. Closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge. Food
will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. Public
is welcome.
THURSDAY
Cowboys for Christ will meet in the Bassinger Civic
Center on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m., is
the place to be if you love country folks, great home style
cooking, and good God lovin', praising,' gospel music.
Don't wait for an invitation, cause you are invited as the
format is that of a family reunion. Each month another
band, group or single artist will be featured. If you need
more information, please call, Kim Davis 863-634-6360.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing
project and machine and join in on the fun. All types
of sewing is welcome. For more information call Corry
Geissinger at 863-467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third
Thursday of the month to help and encourage wom-
en who have been diagnosed with cancer. The meet-
ing will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323
N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at 863-824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9
p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on U.S.
98 N. For information call Margaret at 863-467-8020, or
Marie at 863-357-0868.


Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus
Ministries will meet for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with
services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. For infor-
mation, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 1 until 5 p.m.
at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310
S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding who your an-
cestors are is welcome to attend. For information, call
The Family History Center at 863-763-6510 or Richard
Smith at 863-261-5706 for special appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community
Center at 412 N.W. Sixth St. Information, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30
a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For infor-
mation, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon
until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64 501 SE
Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are welcome. For
information, contact Frank Irby at 863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from
5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask questions. Call
Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or Hazel at 863-763-4920, for
information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support
groups for women who are, or have been, affected by
domestic violence and abusive relationships. Meeting
every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call 863-763-
2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at 863-763-
2893 or 863-763-0202.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a
second language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of
Okeechobee and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor
a caregiver support group every Thursday at 2 p.m.
Meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This
will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will meet
every third Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. at Beef O'
Bradys. All contractors are welcome. For more informa-
tion, contact Scott Chapman at 863-634-7532.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has moved
to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For information, call
Monika at 863-801-3244 or Rocy at 863-610-0975.


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derful. Hopefully it was worth the trip.
Sharing in the love that only the Season
of Christmas can bring to the hearts of so
many.
May the true meaning of Christmas stay
with each of us, longer than just to Dec. 25.
May it stay in our hearts as long as possible.
Let our lights shine. Like the candles on the
porch.
Many Christmas, Blessings to all,
Bobbi Poole

CAP to collect Toys
The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol un-
der Operation Santa's Sleigh is helping the
Okeechobee Community help each other
this Holiday Season by collecting new un-
wrapped toys.
Collection boxes are located at the Land-
ing Strip Caf6, the Clock Restaurant, Dr. Haas
Office, and the U-Save. We will be picking up
the drop boxes on Monday, Dec. 21 and de-
livering them to Big Lake Mission Outreach
for distribution within the community.
We would like to thank our Drop Box
Sponsors and the entire Okeechobee Com-
munity for their support this past year.
Have a safe and Happy Holiday from the
Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol.
Thank you in advance,
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Holiday Happenings ...


Toy giveaway Saturday
Toys for Tots will be distributed on Sat-
urday. Dec. 19, beginning at 11 a.m. and
ending at 3 p.m. at A Child's World South,
4664 Hwy 441 SE. Santa will be present to
greet children and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies
will be there with treats. Parents must pro-
vide proof of Okeechobee County residency
(Driver's License with Okeechobee address
or ID with Utility Bill etc.) for eligibility and
not be receiving services from another or-
ganization. Please remember toys are on a
first come, first serve basis. Parents will not
be allowed to go through distribution line.
Organizations wishing to receive toys after
distribution may call Malissa Morgan at 863-
634-5852 and arrange for time immediately
following distribution party.

CAP collecting toys
The Okeechobee Civil Air Patrol un-
der Operation Santa's Sleigh is helping the
Okeechobee Community help each other
this Holiday Season by collecting new un-
wrapped toys.
Collection boxes are located at the Land-
ing Strip Caf6, the Clock Restaurant, Dr. Haas
Office, and the U-Save. We will be picking up
the drop boxes on Monday, Dec. 21 and de-
livering them to Big Lake Mission Outreach
for distribution within the community.

Order turkeys and smoked
pork for the holidays
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is tak-
ing orders for whole roasted Turkeys and
Smoked Pork Butts. Orders must be made
and paid for by Dec. 22. Orders can be
picked up on Christmas Day from 9 a.m. until
noon at the Masonic Lodge. Place orders at
Porter's Cleaners, 1700 S. Parrott Ave. Roast
ed turkeys are $30 each and Smoked Pork
Butts are $25. Cash, check and charge are
accepted. Proceeds will benefit Okeechobee
Youth Activities.

Children's Christmas party

On Sunday, Dec. 20, from 2-4 p.m. the Fra-
ternal 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. Refreshments will
be provided. For further information, call
863-763-2552.

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. section
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
us. Entertainment is by the Harpers. At 9985
Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee. For further in-
formation, call 863-763-2552.

Christmas boat parade
planned Saturday, Dec. 19
The Okeechobee Yatchette Club and
Butch's Redneck Yatch Club will hold their
annual boat parade on Saturday, 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 Tay-
lor 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.

Christmas Around the World
The annual celebration of Christmas
Around the World will be celebrated out-
doors on Sunday, Dec. 20, on the grounds of
Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 5 until 7
p.m. There will be a live nativity pageant and
performances by different cultural groups,
culminating in the appearance of Santa
Claus with gifts for all the children present.
The following cultural groups will take part
in this year's celebration: Irish Dancers, Fili-
pino performers, Mexican dancers, Ecuador-
ian Troubador, Chobee Steelers Band.

Shrine club holds New Years
Eve dinner and party
The Shrine Club will have the "Country
Tradition Band" with Ted, Sonny, Fred and
Charlie to play music on New Years Eve.
Tickets will be $20 each or $35 per couple.
Tickets include dinner and music. For infor-
mation call 863-763-3378.

Eagles plan New Years Eve
party and breakfast

On Thursday, Dec. 31, the Fraternal Order
of Eagles #4137 will hold a New Years Eve
party. The $5 donation at the door includes
party favors and breakfast. Entertainment
begins at 8 p.m. Proceeds go to 2009-2010
Snowball Charities. For further information,
call 863-763-2552.


Steel Drum Band to perform
The Chobee Steelers Steel Drum Band will
present a Holiday Musical on Saturday, Dec.
26, at 6 p.m. at the Freshman Campus Audi-
torium, behind the Golden Corral.$10/Adults.
$5/Kids. All proceeds benefit Martha's House
Domestic Violence Services. Give a gift re-
ceive a gift. For more information, please call
Shirlean Graham at 863-763-2893.


H1N1 vaccine clinic in BHR

Free H1N1 flu shots will be available
to residents of Buckhead Ridge Thursday,
Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at the BHR Commu-
nity Center.
This is for all persons aged 6 months
to age 64 and those older than 64 who
have chronic health conditions.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap. com.


Malcolm McKinney, 53
OKEECHOBEE -Malcolm McKinney, age 53,
of (II.... i.,, died Monday, December
14,2009 in the Hamrick Home Hospice.
Born Sept. 5, 1956, in Ft. Lauderdale, he had
been a resident since 1970. He graduated from
Okeechobee High School and attend Moore-
house College were he studied music. He was a
member of the First Missionary Baptist Church
of Dean's Court, under former direction of Pas-
tor Dean. He enjoyed playing the Saxophone
and Piano.
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Mar-
tha McKinney; brother, Terry McKinney of Mel-
bourne; sister, Glenda Sterling (Louis) of
Okeechobee; and God sister, Valerie Gilbert of
Tampa. In addition he is survived by several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at
in the First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's
Court with Rev. Leroy Smith officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home ad Crematory,
110 NE 5th Street, (i.. i 1,,, Fl On-line con-
dolences may be made at www.buxtonfuneral-
home.com.

Mary Angela Lynn, 49
VERO BEACH Mary Angela Lynn, formerly
of Okeechobee, died Sunday, December 13,
2009, in the VNA Hospice of Vero Beach. She
was 49.
She was born August 26, 1960 to Billie and
Betty Gossett Lynn.
She was preceded in death by her mother,
Betty Lynn; brother, Eric Lynn; nephew, Eric
Raiford; and niece, Ashley Smith.
She is survived by her companion, Jimmy Har-
ris of Vero Beach; father, Billie Lynn; stepchil-
dren, Jody Harris of Tennessee, Christie Phillips
of (li.. .il..I and Jessie Harris of Vero
Beach; sisters, Cynthia Smith (Paul) of Way-
cross, Ga., Connie Raiford (Riki), and Kandi
Lynn; brothers, Ricky Lynn, Danny Lynn, and
Perry Lynn, all of ('i ... iI, ,-1 , nephews, Adam,
Paul-Steven, Matthew, John and Billy; and niec-
es, Connie-Darlene and Erica.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday,
December 17, in the Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.


Pete A. Keogh
OKEECHOBEE Pete A. Keogh was borr
Jan. 17, 1945. He was a resident of Florida for 4(
years. He worked for the City of Coral Spring5
for 24 years, BOCC in St. Lucie County for 1(
years, and the (i.... iIi ..l BOCC for 3 years
Currently, he served as Director of the Okeecho-
bee Agri-Civic Center.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Keogh
son, Ryan Keogh; daughters Courtney, and Jes-
sica Keogh; two brothers, Jay Keogh of Siou>
Falls, S.D., and Kevin Keogh of Tamarac. He
was predeceased by his parents, Peter Matthew
and Alice Keogh.
His service will be noon, today, Dec. 16, at the
Agri-Civic Center followed by interment at Ba-
singer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tc
Hospice of (i.. . ii. i Bass ( i.. . i ..1- Fu-
neral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Friends may sign the guest book at www.basso-
keechobeefuneralhome.com.
Robert Allen Nutter, 77
OKEECHOBEE -Robert Allen Nutter, age 77
of ('i.... i, , died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, ir
the Okeechobee Health Care Facility.
Born Sept. 24, 1932, in Hanover, Ohio, he hac
been a resident for the past six years. He was c
32nd degree Mason and Member of the Scottist
Rite of Ocala, Fl. He enjoyed the Florida Gators.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eu
gene and Tom.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years
Ann; son, Steve Nutter (Cindy) of (i ..... ii. .
grandson, Mark Williams of ('i... i i..l. anc
extended family, employees of the ('i. ,, ii, ,1 ,
Health Care Facility.
The family will receive friends on Thursday
Dec. 17, from noon until Masonic service time
of 1 p.m. in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction anc
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On-line
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu
neralhome.com.







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December 16, 2009 Okeechobee News


Woman accused of hitting aunt


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man and woman were arrested and
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
after a bar fight apparently spilled over to
the home of a family member.
Raul Delgado, 25, N.W 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, and Jessica
Escobedo Flores, 18, S.W
15th St., Okeechobee,
were both arrested early
Sunday, Dec. 13.
Delgado was charged
with burglary, a felony,
and battery, a misde-
meanor. His bond was
set at $1,000. Flores was Raul
arrested on a felony Delgado
charge of burglary, as
well as misdemeanor charges of battery
and criminal mischief. Her bond was set at
$1,500.
Deputy Matthew Hurst, of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), stated
in his arrest report that Flores and her aunt
were involved in an altercation at the Az-
teca Bar, 619 N.E. Park St., during which
punches were thrown.


Delgado and Flores reportedly went to
the aunt's home later. The aunt was awak-
ened around 2:16 a.m. when Flores alleg-
edly kicked open a door and entered the
home.
According to witness statements Flores
and her aunt began "... to yell at each other
and then Jessica started
pulling her (the aunt's)
hair and then pushed her
down," indicated the dep-
uty's report.
When a young man in
the home tried to separate
the two women, Delgado
reportedly wrestled him to
a E. the floor and hit him in the
Floessica face. Deputy Hurst stated
the young man suffered a
"... bump the size of a half dollar over his
left eye." He also had a scratch down the
middle of his nose, the deputy added.
Flores then apparently left the home via
a bedroom window.
The aunt, stated Deputy Hurst, was
scratched about the neck area and had "...
two bumps on her head located behind
her right ear...."


Trailer fires keep firemen busy


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Approximately $60,000 in property dam-
age was reported Saturday after a fire at 33752
N.E. 9th Avenue, Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue reported.
Three units and six firemen responded to a
single wide trailer near Fort Drum and found
smoke showing throughout the home when
they arrived at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Paramedic Justin Hazellief said the fire
originated in the closet and spread through-
out the home. No one was injured in the
blaze. Firemen were on the scene for close to
three hours.
The fire report said heavy damage was
done to the residence owned by Cecil Castillo.
The Okeechobee office of the American Red
Cross came to the assistance of the family.
The cause was ruled unintentional, Hazel-
lief said.
A second trailer fire on Thursday, Dec. 10,
caused about $45,000 in damage to a resi-


dence on NE 31st Way near Okeechobee.
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Lt. Ron-
ald Suit said five units and nine firemen bat-
tled that blaze for about two and half hours.
The first call came in at 7 p.m.
Suit said the single wide trailer was 100
percent involved when they arrived on the
scene.
The fire report said the occupant Doris Ka-
Ina smelled smoke and thought it was food
she had in the oven. She turned off the oven
but minutes later still smelled smoke. Kalna
investigated further and found the back of her
clothes dryer on fire. She was unable to call
911 at home so she ran to a local convenience
store to call the fire department.
Suit said 3,000 gallons of water was used
to put out the blaze. No one was injured.
The Red Cross came to the assistance of
the residents in this blaze.
The State Fire Marshall will determine the
cause of this blaze.

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Proposed road projects


to benefit local region


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee County Legisla-
tive Delegation heard requests from local
governments recently, there were three road
projects mentioned which would affect the
entire region. They were: the intersection of
U.S. 441 and SR 70, SR 710 extension and SR
70 widening in eastern Okeechobee Coun-
ty. All three projects have the support of the
city, the county and the economic council.
All three projects would help in evacua-
tion during hurricanes.
Improvements on the intersection of
U.S. 441 and SR 70 are estimated to cost $ 6
million. During the hurricanes of 2004 and
2005, this intersection proved to be a bottle-
neck to evacuating the coast. Widening this
intersection would allow for future industri-


al, commercial and residential development
to occur in the area.
Extending SR 710 from SR 70 to U.S.
441 north of Okeechobee is estimated to
cost $15 to $20 million. This proposed road
would also aid in hurricane evacuation by
easing traffic at the intersection of SR 70 and
U.S. 441. In addition, it would eliminate the
necessity for emergency vehicles to cross
railroad tracks.
The estimated cost of widening SR 70 in
the eastern part of the county is not known.
It has long been felt that the lack of a four
lane highway is hindering economic devel-
opment in the county.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda
can be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Chamber holds ribbon cutting ceremony

Please join the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8:00
a.m. in welcoming Nurse On Call Home Health Care, at 413 S. Parrott Ave., to our busi-
ness community. Refreshments will be served.


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Wishes Everyone Happy Holidays!


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It's not a parade in Okeechobee unless you have lots of horses. For the
Lighted Christmas Parade on Dec. 12, the Bits and Spurs 4-H decorated their
horses with holiday greenery and batter-operated lights.


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Churches plan special programs and events


Places of


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As the Christmas holiday nears, area
churches are busy with special programs
and activities.
The Okeechobee Community Choir,
with members representing 19 community
churches, in its 11th year under the direc-
tion of Sandy Perry, will begin for the pre-
sentation of the Christmas Cantata, "A New


Birth A New Beginning" and other seasonal
favorites. 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 Facility, 1646
U.S. 441 N. For more information, call Sandy
at 863-634-7714.
Believers Fellowship, 300 SW Sixth
Ave., will host a Gospel Sing on Friday, Dec.
18, from 7 to 9 p.m. If you can play a little,
sing a little or just listen and enjoy, come and
join in the fun. Coffee and dessert will be
served after the sing. For more information,
call Rita at 863-801-4415.
The annual celebration of Christmas
Around the World will be celebrated out-
doors on Sunday, Dec. 20, on the grounds
of Sacred Heart Catholic Church from
5 until 7 p.m. There will be a live nativity
pageant and performances by different cul-
tural groups, culminating in the appearance
of Santa Claus with gifts for all the children
present. The following cultural groups will
take part in this year's celebration: Irish
Dancers, Filipino performers, Mexican danc-
ers, Ecuadorian Troubador, Chobee Steelers
Band.


The Pentecostals of Okeechobee 405
SW 10th Ave., will be having their annual
Christmas Services, Sunday, Dec 20. Sunday
morning at 10 a.m. will be a Christmas pup-
pet show and kids program, Sunday evening
at 6:30 p.m. will be our Christmas song fest.
Please come join us for more information
call 863-467-1611 or 863-634-45544
Church of God of Prophecy, Open
Arms Ministry, 102 N.W 10th Street, will
have a live outdoor Christmas Program on
Dec. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. The church will
present from the birth of Jesus through his
ministry up until his return. The Church of
God of Prophecy's goal is to reach Okeecho-
bee and the surrounding community with
the real meaning of Christmas. There will
be seating for all out side of the church, and
special treats for all who attend.
There will be a Christmas Eve Candle-
light Service at Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace at 6 p.m. For
information, call 863-467-7858.
Oakview Baptist Church will have a
Christmas Eve Service, including the obser-
vance of The Lord's Supper, on Thursday,
Dec. 24, at 5 p.m.


The Okeechobee News welcomes news from
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Christmas cookies
The Chobee Roundup and Bacon
Bunch 4-H Clubs prepared 170 bags
of cookies to be distributed at the
Okeechobee County Senior Center.
On Friday morning, Dec. 11 they de-
livered the cookies. Showing off some
of the goodies, are, left to right, Cody
Phillips and Dean Prescott of the 4-H
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Okeechobee football player tastes victory on and off the field


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Senior Josh McCall was honored to repre
sent Okeechobee at the annual South Central
Florida All Star Football Classic in Sebring Sat
urday.
The Central squad won the game in dra
matic fashion 20-18, giving McCall his first taste
of victory this year.
"It felt great to win the game," he said, "I
thought it was nearly done there at the end but
we still held them. It was a great game. I was
glad to be a part of it."
McCall received a $500 scholarship from
TECO Energy for his academic achievements
as well. His grade point average is over 3.8.
McCall suffered through a winless season
for Okeechobee this year. He did however play
a key role on both offense and defense for the
Brahmans.
Sebring firemen put on the annual game
and give out $500 scholarships to players who
do well academically. McCall said grades come
first in his career. He intends to pursue a col


lege degree, perhaps at the University of Cen
tral Florida.
McCall played about half the game at left
offensive guard and admitted he was a bit sur
prised at how well her performed, "I thought
coming into this week that there was no way
I could play on the line because of my size. I
stepped in there because they needed some
body and I ended up doing really well."
Central Coach Andy Bonjokian of Avon
Park praised McCall for his desire, his love of
the game, and his personality. He said it was
a pleasure to coach him, even if it was just for
one week, "Josh McCall is a great kid. He is
physical. When I saw him on the line at first
he was a little smallish, but he was controlling
his guy, whether they were 190 pounds or 290
pounds. He made some really, really physical
blocks. He was a pleasure to be around. I thor
oughly enjoyed being able to coach him."
Fred Hall of Moore Haven played on the
South squad. He had several strong kick re
turns for the South. He also led his team in
rushing attempts and yards.
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Girls hoops fall to Fort Pierce Central


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Fort Pierce Central showed why they
reached the final eight in the state in each
of the past two years when they walloped
Okeechobee High School 64-33 in girls bas-
ketball action Monday night at Okeecho-
bee High School.
Larnique Collins had 19 points and
Brittni Montgomery had 13 points and 20
rebounds to lead the Cobras to a big dis-
trict win.
Montgomery said the team could have
played better but knew that Okeechobee
would be motivated to beat them, "Every-
one wants to beat us because we've gone
to the regional final two years in a row. That
is good for us because it keeps us working
hard. We want to get over the hump this
year and make it to Lakeland."
Okeechobee played with the Cobras in
the first half. They trailed only 28-20 at the
break.
After the half, the Cobras outscored
Okeechobee 36-13, and took advantage of
a tired Brahman team.
Brahman Coach Tony Sherlock said his
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for them to stop the Cobras, "On offense
we just didn't hit our shots. We had open
looks. Sometimes we missed and some-
times we didn't take them. When we have
opportunities we have to take them."
Okeechobee had a rough time under-
neath. Montgomery and her teammates
combined for close to 50 rebounds.
Okeechobee got few second chances at
the basket.
Collins and the other Cobra guards also
did a good job defending against Okeecho-
bee's talented back court of Monica Koger
and Essence Williams.
"The Cobras have the whole package.
They have size inside and they were a hard
matchup for us. They should be first or sec-
ond in our district. We still have some work
to do," Sherlock said.
Essence Williams led Okeechobee with
11 points. Monica Koger had seven points
and Markeisha Youmans had eight points.
Okeechobee travelled to Jensen Beach
on Tuesday. The girls host John Carroll on
Friday night.
The Brahman JV won an exciting game
47-45 over Fort Pierce. Ami Edwards had 15
points and 13 rebounds. Miranda Serrano
had eight points, five rebounds and three
assists. Cavel Campbell had five steals.


firemen, TECO energy, Alan Jay Automotive,
and Florida Hospital of the Heartland were
among the businesses that provided scholar
ships to the players this year.
On the field Hunter McCarthy of Charlotte
High School won the defensive MVP Tevin
Toney of Sebring was the defensive MVP for
the Central squad. Joey DeGaeta won the of
fensive MVP for the South as he caught several
passes, two of them for touchdowns. David Al
len of Winter Haven won the offensive MVP for
the Central squad.
Allen praised his team mates, his offensive
line, and God for his success, "This is an all star
game. We all came to play football. We knew
we had to make big plays and we made them.
We came back strong and nobody held their
head down."
Eddie Smith of Frostproof scored on a 17
yard touchdown run for the Central. Allen
scored on a three yard run Daniel Burnett of
Sebring scored the winning touchdown on a
43 yard pass reception.
DeGaeta scored on a six yard pass and a 35
yard pass from his Charlotte team mate Kyle

Boys basketball

loses to Fort Pierce
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School improved their
performance on defense Thursday night but
it wasn't enough to bring home a victory as
they lost to Fort Pierce Central 54-43 in boys
basketball action. Duelle Gore had 23 points
to lead Okeechobee. Deforest Shanks had
10 points and six steals.
Brahman Coach Bryan Van Camp said
he was pleased with his team's intensity on
defense, and was even happy with some
of their offensive possessions. "I'm really
proud of how they played. It's the only way
we should play," he said. "We had some
smart offensive possessions especially in the
second half."
Fort Pierce, (4-1, 3-0) in district, is expect-
ed to be one of the favorites for the District
14-4A championship this year.
The Okeechobee JV also lost to Fort
Pierce.
The Brahmans are off until next Friday
when they travel to the Kennel Club Clas-
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Midget. Brandon Baker also grabbed a touch
down pass with less than a minute to go for
the South team.
With the game on the line Midget threw in
complete on a two point conversion attempt
that would have tied the game and most likely
sent the all star game to overtime.
"Winning sure made the ride home a little
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2009-CP-225
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARTHA ANN HAWTHORNE a.k.a
MARTHA A. HAWTHORNE
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of MAR-
THA ANN HAWTHORNE a.k.a.
MARTHA A. HAWTHORNE, de-
ceased, File Number 200-CP-225 by
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972;
that the decedent's date of death
was February 24, 2008; that the to-
tal value of the estate if $0.00 and
that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
NAME:
Destle L. Hawthorne
ADDRESS:
16615 NW 32nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
NAME:
Ronald Lee Hawthorne
ADDRESS:
16615 NW 32nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All other creditors of the estate of
the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate of the decedent other
than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITH BE FOREVER BARRED
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of first publication of this
Notice is December 9, 2009
Person Giving Notice
Destie L. Hawthorne
16615 NW 32nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representative
Kevin H. Hendrckson, Esq.
Attorney for Per. Rep.
310 South Second Street
Fort Pierce, Flonda 34950
(772)461-0558
Horda Bar No. 618454
341136 ON 12/6,13/2009


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16 Okeechobee News December 16, 2009


2010 meeting schedule announced for the St. Johns

River Water Management District's Governing Board


Meetings of the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management
District are open to the public for input in the governance process. As
required by Florida law (189.417 Florida Statutes), this notice is given so that the
public has an opportunity to attend meetings that may be of interest.
Governing Board meetings are held at District Headquarters, 4049 Reid
Street (Hwy. 100 west), Palatka, Fla. Date, time and location are subject to
change at the discretion of the Governing Board. For additional information about
the District, its Board and meeting dates, visit www.sjrwmd.com. Meetings for
2010 are currently held at 1:00 p.m. and scheduled as follows:

YEAR 2010
MONTH DATE
JANUARY 12
FEBRUARY 09
MARCH 09
APRIL 13
MAY 11
JUNE 08
JULY 13
AUGUST 10
SEPTEMBER 14
SEPTEMBER 28 (final budget hearing) 5:05pm
OCTOBER 12
NOVEMBER 09
DECEMBER 14


Highlands County HOME Consortium
Notice of Public Hearing
on the FY 2008-2009
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
The Highlands County HOME Consortium receives funding for DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties from the US
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the HOME In-
vestment Partnerships (HOME), American Dream Downpayment Assistance
(ADDI). HUD requires that the Highlands County Consortium prepare z
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluaton Report (CAPER) on the
accomplishments of each the programs goals and objectves in the Consor-
tium's 5-year Consolidated Plan for Housing. Notice is hereby given thai
the Highlands County Consortium will conduct a public hearing on the Con
sortium's activities undertaken during the FY 08/09. Citizen comments
form this hearing will be reported in the CAPER. The heanng will be helc
as shown below:
Administration Building
201 E Oak St, Suite 201
Arcadia, FL 34266
December 28, 2009
10:00 am
All residents are encouraged to attend. For additional information and for
persons requinng special accommodatons please contact the Highlands
County Housing Department at 863-402-6648, 501 S. Commerce Ave, Se-
bnng FL 33870. A Copy of the CAPER may be viewed at the above listec
SHIPoffices in each county, and at www.hcbcc.net.
341640 ON 12/16/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-234
INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC,
A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY,
Plaintiff;
vs.
SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD,
etal.
Defendants.
AMENDED RE-NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Fnal Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 10/28/2009, and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-234, of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda. INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, is Plaintiff and SOUTH-
ERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD, A
FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP;
WILLIAM A. ADAMS; TERRENCE
BRISSON A/K/A TERRY J. BRISON;
AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES,
INC.; CHARLIE'S LAWN AND LAND-
SCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC.;
SEMINOLE DESIGN-BUILD, INC.;
FLORIDA TREND HOMES, INC.; DA-
VID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ, are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center;
312 Northwest Third Street, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972, at 11:00
a.m., on the 6th day of Jan. 2010,
the following descnbed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 7, AIRI ACRES, A SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 53,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Amen-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986,
1.772.807.4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
Dated this 4th day of Nov. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Van Ness Law Firm, PA.
1239 E. Newport Center Drive
Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, Flonda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-239
INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS LTD,
et al.
Defendants.
AMENDED RE-NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 10/28/2009 and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-239, of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda. INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, is Plaintiff and SOUTH-
ERN STAR PARTNERS LTD, A FLORI-
DA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP;
WILLAIM A. ADAMS; TERRENCE
BRISSON A/K/A TERRENCE J. BRIS-
SON; AMERICAN DRILLING SERVIC-
ES, INC; CHARLIE'S LAWN &
LANDSCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA,
INC.; FLORIDA TREND HOMES,
INC.; DAVID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ,
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor,
of the Okeechobee County Judicial
Center; 312 Northwest Third Street,
Suite 135, Okeechobee, orida
34972, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th
day of Jan., 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 9 AIRI ACRES, A SUBDI-
VISIO1, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 53,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Amen-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administraton no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding 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 HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.
8770.
Dated this 9th day of Nov., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA.
1239 E. Newport Center Dnve
Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, orida 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Ls Pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
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IN CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 2008 CA 484
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.
Plaintiff,
VS
EXLAN ARIAS, etc., et al..,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 11/16/2009, en-
tered by the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, in that
certain case, the docket number of
which is 2008 CA 484, wherein RIV-
ERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc., is
Plaintiff, and EXLAN ARIAS, et al.,
are Defendants, I, SHARON ROB-
ERTSON., Clerk of Circuit Court, will,
on Wednesday, the 6th day of Jan.,
2010, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or as
soon thereafter as the sale may be
held, sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room of the Okeechobee County Ju-
dicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, the following
descnbed real estate, situate, lying,
and being in Okeechobee County,
Flonda:
Parcel I
Beginning at the NW comer of Sec-
tion 6, Township 33 South, Range
35 East, and run South on Section
Line 660 feet, thence run East 660
feet for a Point of Beginning, being
the NE comer of Lot 27, according to
an unrecorded Plat dated January 5,
1960, made by R. E. Willis, County
Surveyor of Okeechobee, Flonda;
from said RO.B., run South along
East Boundary of said Lot 27, 660
feet to the SE comer of said Lot,
thence run West along South boun-
dary of said Lot 27, 356 feet to the
intersection with the East boundary
of State Road 15; thence run North-
westerly along East boundary of
State Road 15, 491.12 feet to a
point thence run North on a line
parallel with the West boundary of
Section 6, 229.72 feet, thence run
East 594 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning. Said descnption being Tracts
26 and 27 of said unrecorded Plat in
Okeechobee County, Florida. LESS
AND EXCEPTING 33 feet off the
North side of said Tracts for High-
way Purposes.
Parcel II
Beginning at the Northeast comer of
Section 6, Township 33 South,
Range 35 East, and run South along
the Secton line for a distance of
1320 feet, thence run West on a line
parallel with the North boundary of
said Section 6, for a distance of
4359.32 feet to the Southeast comer
of Lot 28, according to a survey of a
portion of Sections 5 and 6, Town-
ship 33 South, Range 35 East, and
an unrecorded Plat made by R. E.
Willis, County Surveyor of Okeecho-
bee County, dated January 5, 1960,
said point being the Point of Begin-
ning; from said Point of Beginning
continue West for a distance of 330
feet; thence North at night angles for
a distance of 660 feet; thence East
at night angles for a distance of 330
feet; thence South at right angles for
a distance of 660 feet to the Point of
Beginning. Said tract being known as
Lot 28 of the unrecorded Plat of
Coach Haven Estates. Less and ex-
cept a stnp of land 33 feet wide off
of the North side for Highway pur-
poses.
Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Court Adminis-
tration not later than 7 days pnor to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country
Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772)807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Notice. If
you are heanng impaired call
(800-955-8771; f you are voice im-
paired call (800)955-8770.
FRANK H. FEE, IV, Esquire
Attorney for Plaintiff
426 Avenue A
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 47-2009-CP-000230
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD LEE PIPPIN, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Donald Lee Pppin, Sr, deceased,
whose date of death was September
10, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Hon-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 Northwest 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Honda 34972. The
names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
Al 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
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS 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 TIE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publicaton of this
notice is December 4th, 2009.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
PAIGE HAMMOND WOLPERT
Attorney for Rebecca L. Fowler
orida Bar No. 023213
Shuflield, Lowman & Wilson, A.
1000 Legion Place, Suite 1700
Post Office Box 1010
Orlando, Florida 32802-1010
Telephone: (407) 581-9800
Fax: (407) 581-9801
Personal Representative:
Rebecca L. Fowler
2026 Southeast 31st Street
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000343

WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
ELIZABETH TIVNAN, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order Rescheduling Fore-
closure Sale dated 10/26/2009 and
entered in Case NO. 47-2008-
CA-000343 of the Circuit Court of
the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, oni-
da wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff and ELIZABETH
TIVNAN; TENANT #1; TENANT #2
are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of
Jan., 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:

LOTS 2 AND 3, BLOCK 3, SOUTH
OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE(S) 7, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 804 SW 2ND AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on 10/29/2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Honda Default Law Group, RL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Honda 33622-5018
338611 ON 12/16,23/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 2009-CA-000156
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ELEAZAR GARCIA; ROGELIA GARCIA
A/K/A ROGELIA JAIMES; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 10/6/2009 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 2009-
CA-000156 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of Jane.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK 41, BASSWOOD,
INC., UNIT NO.3, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 37, OR THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus frm te sale if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the hs pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 7th day of Oct., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pne Island Road
Suite 400
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-460-CA
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintff,
VS.
HOWARD F MARTIN; LISA A.
MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LISA A. MARTIN; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County Flonda I will
sell the property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, descnbed as:
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 8 AND
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 9,
BLOCK 3, COUNTRY HILLS ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
To include a:
1980 VIN 20620206AN 17925210
1980 VIN 20620206BN 17925209
A/K/A
2305 Ne 131st Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on Jan. 13, 2010.
DATED this 7 day of OCT 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the hs pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 7th day of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
two working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8770.
341763 ON 12/16,23/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 08-460-CA
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintff,
VS.
HOWARD F MARTIN; LISA A.
MARTIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LISA A. MARTIN; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Flonda, I will
sell the property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, descnbed as:
THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 8 AND


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THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 9,
BLOCK 3, COUNTRY HILLS ES-
TATES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 97, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
To include a:
1980 VIN 20620206AN 17925210
1980 VIN 20620206BN 17925209
A/K/A
2305 Ne 131st Lane
Okeechobee, FL 34972
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on Jan. 13, 2010.
DATED this 7 day of OCT. 2009.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the hs pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 7th day of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Dnve
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
two working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-00049

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
KEVIN B. RICE, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated October 06, 2009
and entered in Case No. 47-2009-
CA-000049 of the Circuit Court of
the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE County, Flon-
da wherein JPMORGAN CHASE
BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is
the Plaintff and KEVIN B. RICE; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the 13th day
of Jan., 2010, the following de-
scnbed pmperty as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
LOT 92, TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 60, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN MOBILE HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND
APPURTENANCE THERETO.

A/K/A 3222 SE 24th STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled persons who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days pnor to the pro-
ceeding Court Administration at 250
NW Country Club Dr, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34989. Phone 772-807-4370,
1-900-955-8771 (heanng impaired)
or 1-800-955-8770 (voice impaired).
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on 10/7/2009.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09002800
336251 ON 12/16,23/09

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO:47-2008-CA-000454
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PEDRO GONZALES A/K/A PEDRO
GONZALEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PEDRO GONZALES A/K/A PEDRO
GONZALEZ, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE ,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
RE- NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS REBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Granting the Motion to
Reset Foreclosure Sale dated
10/27/2009 entered in Civil Case No.
47-2008-CA-000454 of the Circuit
Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in
and for 0 ECHOBEE County, OKEE-
CHOBEE, Ronda, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR OF THE OKEECHOBEE JUDI-
CIAL CENTER of the OKEECHOBEE
County Courthouse, 312 NW 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, Ronda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of Jan.,
2010 the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Rnal
Judgment, to-wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 20, SEC-
TION 25 IN THE SOUTHERN


COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT
OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAG-
ES 3 THRU 3E, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A LOT
A
AND
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 19, SEC-
TION 25 IN THE SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT
OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAG-
ES 3 THRU 3E, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A LOT D
TOGETHER WITH 2007 MOBILE
HOME YIN # GMHGA40634328A
AND 2007 MOBILE HOME VIN #
GMHGA40634328B
Any person claiming an interest in
the surlus from the sale if any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 29th day of Oct. 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Ron-
da Relay Service.
LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, A.,
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD,
SUITE 400,
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
8-83177 NCM
338460 ON 12/16,23/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000030

AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DUANE E. BROWN; CYNTHIA A.
BROWN; ANY AND ALL UN K N OW N
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; GE MONEY BANK; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated 11/16/2009
entered in Civil Case No. 47-2009-
CA-000030 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEEO County Okeechobee
Ronda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of Jan.,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Fi-
nal Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH ONE-HALF (S 1/2)
OF LOT 15, LAZY SEVEN RANCH
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 10 AND
11, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale If any
other than the property owner as of
the date of the s pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this day 19th day of Nov.,
2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000


NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrahon no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
340330 ON 12/16,23/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEEN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008-CA-233

INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD,
et al.
Defendants.

AMENDED RE-NOTICE
OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated 10/28/2009, and entered in
Case No. 2008-CA-233, of the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Flonda. INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC, A
DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANY, is Plaintiff and SOUTH-
ERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD A FLORI-
DA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP;
WILLIAM A. ADAMS; TERRENCE
BRISSON A/'K/A TERRY J. BRISSON;
AMERICAN DRILLING SERVICES,
INC.; CHARLIE'S LAWN & LAND-
SCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC.;
DAVID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ, are
defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 Northwest Third Street, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972, at 11:00
a.m., on the 6th day of Jan., 2010,
the following descnbed property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:

LOT 19 AIRI ACRES, A SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 53,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILI111;S ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Amen-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrabon no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986,
1-772.807A370 within two working
days of your receipt of this NOTICE:
IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
Dated this 9th day of Nov., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Van Ness Law Firm, PA.
1239 E. Newport Center Dnve
Suite #110
Deerfield Beach, Ronda 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pndens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
340627 ON 12/16,23/09


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITOF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2009 CA 674

SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC,
Plaintff
vs.
JOSE SUAREZ; et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOSE SUAREZ
Whose residence is: 1335 NE 342
TRL, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 & 188
SW23 AVE, MIAMI, FL, 33135
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSE
SUAREZ
Whose residence is: 1335 NE 342
TRL, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34972 & 188
SW23 Ave., MIAMI, FL 33135
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, under
or against JOSE SUAREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSE SUAREZ and all
parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following descnbed property:
LOT 8, BLOCK 6, LAKE MONTAZA
ESTATES, SECTION FOUR-A, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
51 PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A mobile home with the VIN Number
VIN N/A sits on the property.
a/k/a 1335 NE 342 TRL
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Nwabufo Umunna, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 2901 Stir-
ling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, ornda 33312 within 30 days
after the first publication of this no-
tice and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attomey or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 2nd day of Dec, 2009
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court

By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodation to par-
ticpate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 772-807-4370, 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lu-
cie, FL 34986. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 800-955-8771 via
Flonda Relay System
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CP-238
In Re: Estate of
HARRIETTA JEAN LEWIS
a/k/a HARRIETTA J. LEWIS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HARRIETTA JEAN LEWIS, a/k/a
HARRIETA J. LEWIS, deceased, date
of death June 23, 2009, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Fori-
da 34972. The personal representa-
tive's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
Al 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-
uired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publication of this notice
Is December 16, 2009.
William Pte Lewis
Personal Representative
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Ronda Bar #096482
Attomey for Personal Representative
341740 ON 12/16,23/09


IN THE COUNTY COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CC-57

CATHERINE P. CHESTER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JONAS JANVIER,
Defendant.
Clerk's Notice of Sale Under
F.S. Chapter 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated 11/25/09
in the above-styled cause, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11 am on
1/6/2010, the following property:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
26, Section 10, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 3A through D, inclusive Public
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida (1.25 acres) ( aka Lot P)
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

Dated: 12/3/09
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
I CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing Notice of Sale
under FS. Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mall on
12/3/09, to each of the following: Jo-
nas Janvier, 1671 Woodland Avenue,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33415,
and Ryon M. McCabe, Esquire,
McCabe Rabin, PA., 1601 Forum
Place Suite 301, West Palm Beach,
Florida, 33401, attorneys for Cathe-
rine P. Chester, 13925 Orange Boule-
vard, West Palm Beach, Florida
33412.

SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Linda F.Young
Court Clerk
341133 ON 12/9,16/2009


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2009 CA 690

BANK OF AMERICAN, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs.
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID T
LINDAHL A/K/A DAVID TUCKER LIN-
DAHL, etal,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICI-
ARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND OTHER CLAIMANTS
OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID T LIN-
DAHL A/K/A DAVID TUCKER LIN-
DAHL
Whose residence is: UNKNOWN
TO: DAVENA THERESA LINDAHL
Whose residence is: 905 SW 2ND
AVE, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34974 &
1009 NW 7 STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FL, 34972
If alive, and if dead, all parties
claiming interest by, through, under
or against UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENE-
FICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND OTHER CLAIMANTS
OF THE ESTATE OF DAVID T LIN-
DAHL A/K/A DAVID TUCKER LIN-
DAHL; DAVENA THERESA LINDAHL
and all parbes having or claiming to
have any nght, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following descnbed property:
LOT 8 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 9, BLOCK 17, NORTH
WEST ADDITION TO OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
a/k/a 1009 NW 7TH ST
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it, on
Nwabufo Umunna, Attomey for
Plaintff, whose address is 2901 Stir-
ling Road, Suite 300, Fort Lauder-
dale, Flonda 33312 within 30 days
after the first publication of this no-
tice.
and file the onginal with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 24th day of Novem-
ber, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court

BY: Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pndens were s t to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days pnor, con-
tact the Clerk of the Courts disability
coordinator at 7728074370, 250 NW
Country Club Dnve Port St Lucie
FL 34986. If hearing impaired, con-
tact (TDD) 8009558771 via Honda
Relay System.
This an attempt to collect a
debt Any information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
341668 ON 12/16,23/09

LEGAL NOTICE
A public aucbon will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 8th day of January,
2010 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursu-
ant to Florida statute 713.78 for un-
paid towing and storage. Year, Make,
Model & Vin's as follows:

1992 Red Ford Ranger
1FTCR14U2NPB13811
1998 Bronze Plymouth Voyager
2P4GP4430WR784924
1992 Red & Silver
Chevy Silverado
1GCFC24K5NZ129797

Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sales are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
in "AS IS" with no guarantees.
341806 ON 12/16/09


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUITIN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-447
Assigned Judge: McManus
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
UNITED STATES CURRENCY IN
THE AMOUNT OF
$18,000.00, AND
ONE 2002 LINCOLN LS
VIN # 1LNHM86S62Y601833
FLORIDA TAG # SJSSI, AND
ONE 1999 SUNCOAST
UTILITY TRAILER VIN #
1S9E01628XT303872
FLORIDA TAG # C766VX
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Jose Suarez, Jr
a/k/a Jose T Santo
1335 NE 342nd Trail
Okeechobee, FL 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Probable
Cause Order was issued by the
Court, and a Venfied Complaint for
Forfeiture regarding the above de-
scnbed property seized in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, has been filed
against you. Your are required to
serve a copy of your wntten defens-
es, if any, to Robert L. Kilbnde, Pti-
tloner's attorney whose address is
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard, Stu-
art, Flonda 34994, on or before
1/13/2010, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Petitoner's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Ven-
fed Complaint for Forfeiture.
DATED on 12/1/2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Clerk of the Court

BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Robert L. Kilbnde
Flonda Bar No. 372412
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 287-4444
340736 ON 12/9,16/09



IN THE COUNTY OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-CC-286
CARL S. MAXWELL,
Plaintff
vs.
MAYOR R. ROSALES and MARY Y
ROSALES, husband w and wife, and
any unknown tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Maynor R. Rosales
Mary Y Rosales
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title of the follow-
ing descnbed property in Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, to-wit:
PARCEL:
LOT 9, BLOCK 33, BASSWOOD,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Parcel ID:
1-05-37-35-0020-00330-0090

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on DE-
VIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda
34972 and file the onginal with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before November 2009 otherwise
a judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this day of Novem-
ber, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: DEPUTY CLERK
340544 ON 12/9,16,23,30/09

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IN THE COUNTY COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CC-52

CATHERINE P. CHESTER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEAN-MARIE JIM AUGUSTE,
and JULIA A. BUCHANAN AU-
GUSTE,
Defendant.
Clerk's Notice of Sale Under
F.S. Chapter 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated 11/25/09
in the above-styled cause, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11 am on
1/6/2010, the following property:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract
19, Section 15, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pag-
es 3A through D, inclusive, Pubhc
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida (1.25 acres)
(aka Lot C)
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

Dated: 12/3/09

SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
I CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing Notice of Sale
under FS. Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mall on
12/3/09, to each of the following:
Jean-Marie Jim Auguste, 120 East
Oakland Park Boulevard, #105, Ft.
Lauderdale, FL 33334, Julia A. Bu-
chanan Auguste, 18930 Bothell Ever-
ett Highway, #B-303, Bothell,
Washington, 98012 and Ryon M.
McCabe, Esquire, McCabe Rabin,
PA., 1601 Forum Place, Suite 301,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401, at-
torneys for Catherine P Chester,
13925 Orange Boulevard, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33412.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Linda FYoung
Court Clerk
341126 ON 12/9,16/2009


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 09-CC-286

CARL S. MAXWELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAYOR R. ROSALES and MARY
Y. ROSALES, husband and wife,
and any unknown tenants in
possession,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: Maynor R. Resales
Mary Y Resales
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet tile of the following
described property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL:

LOT 9, BLOCK 33, BASSWOOD,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28,
PUB LIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

Parcel ID:
1-05-37-35-0020-00330-0090

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on DE-
VIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before January 22, 2010.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 2nd day of Decem-
ber, 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Kimberly J. Sarros
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IN THE CIRCUITOF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUITOF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY
Case #: 2008 CA 000659
CitiMortgage, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
-VS.
Donna H. Lee a/k/a Donna Lee and
Shannon P Lee a/k/a Shannon Lee;
Unknown Parties in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties n Possession #2;
If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to b e
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parties may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 9/24/2009, en-
tered in Civil Case No. 2008 CA
000659 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, Flonda, wherein Clti-
Mortgage, Inc., Plaintiff and Donna
H. Lee a/k/a Donna Lee and Shan-
non P Lee a/k/a Shannon Lee are
defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, IN THE
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE
SECOND FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHO-
BEE JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W
THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 at 11:00 a.m. on 1/20/2010,
the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 21 22 23AND 24 BLOCK
50, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A
DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY AC-
COMMODATION IN ORDER TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING,
YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU TOTHE PROVISION OF
CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE
CONTACT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 312 NORTHWEST
THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE
OF SALE: IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL:
1-800-955-8770
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Flonda,
this 28th day of Sept., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP A
2424 North Federal Highway,
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Flonda 33431
08-118292
336217 ON 12/9,16/09


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on DECEMBER
30, 2009, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.
1989 Ford F250 Truck
VIN#1FTHF25Y1KNA48317
1970 Mercedes 4 Door
VIN#11511012135644
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
341797 ON 12/16/09

Notice of Disposidon
of Collateral
Capital Solutions Bancorp, LLC will
sell 100% of the membership inter-
est in Sod Services, LLC and Sod
Services Lawn and Maintenance, LLC
to the highest qualified bidder in
public as follows:
Date:
Thursday, December 17th 2009
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: 12751 World Plaza Lane,
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Terms: 100% cashiers check
341765 ON 12/16/09


Relay for Life: honoring, remembering


IN THE COUNTY COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CC-58
CATHERINE P. CHESTER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARC A. JOSEPH
Defendant.
Clerk's Notice of Sale Under
F.S. Chapter 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated 11/25/09
in the above-styled cause, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW Third Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11 am on
1/6/2010, the following property:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
3, Section 10, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, Pag-
es 3A through D, inclusive Public
Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida (1.25 acres) (aka Lot P)
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Dated: 12/3/09
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
I CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing Notice of Sale
under FS. Chapter 45 has been fur-
nished by United States Mail on
12/3/09, to each of the following:
Marc A. Joseph, 8539 NW 20th
Court, Sunrise, Florida, 33322 and
Ryon. M. McCabe, Esquire, McCabe
Rab, PA., 1601 Forum Place, Suite
301, West Palm Beach, Florida,
33401, attorneys for Catherine P.
Chester, 13925 Orange Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Linda F.Young
Court Clerk
341130 ON 12/9,16/2009


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Simply put, Relay for Life is about fight-
ing fighting against cancer, celebrating
those who fought and won and remember-
ing those who didn't.
The American Cancer Society's (ACS)
Relay for Life is an annual event that brings
community members together for 18 to 24
hours to walk or run around a track to cel-
ebrate, remember and fight back.
Relay for Life lasts throughout the night
because cancer never sleeps, said Shannon
Martin, the ACS community representative in
Okeechobee.
This year's event will be held Feb. 26 and
27 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter on S.R. 70 E. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Fri-
day and conclude at noon on Saturday, said
Ms. Martin.
Throughout the night team members will
be walking or running on the paved path at
the county facility. Team members who are
not walking will rest in tents, motor homes
or trailers. So far, 15 teams have signed up to
participate locally.
Care givers are also invited to take part in
the Relay, as well as survivors.
"Our goal is to raise $35,000," said Ms.
Martin, who has been the local ACS repre-
sentative for five years.
Teams stage fund raisers prior to and dur-
ing the event. That money is given to the
ACS, then given back to local ACS branches


when needed.
"The biggest part of the pie goes to can-
cer research," Ms. Martin explained.
The money is also used to fund the Look
Good-Feel Better program that aids cancer
patients who are going through chemothera-
py treatments. Wigs and prostheses are also
available to patients free of charge. Ms. Mar-
tin went on to say if a cancer patient is going
through treatment but is low on cash, the
ACS will give them a gas card so they won't
miss a treatment.
Relay for Life also helps fund education
programs where community reps like Ms.
Martin talk to schools and different civic
groups on various topics, including smok-
ing cessation. The local Quit Line is 800-227-
9954.
According to the ACS web site, Relay for
Life started in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a
colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Wash., ran
and walked around a track for 24 hours to
raise money for the ACS. He did this not only
to raise money, but to honor his patients who
were battling cancer.
The ACS web site states that over 3.5 mil-
lion people worldwide take part in this an-
nual event.
Locally, Ms. Martin said the first Relay was
held in 1997. It continued for several years
but, for some unknown reason, stopped.
"We're trying to get it built back up," she
said.
Ms. Martin and her family took part
whenever the event was held so they, too,


can honor lost family members and those
who have survived. She honors her father,
who died of cancer in 1999, a grandmother
who has survived breast cancer and another
grandmother who battled colon cancer and
won.
"There isn't a person that hasn't been
touched by cancer," she said.
Customarily, a Relay for Life event opens
with a Survivors Lap where all survivors take
to the track to celebrate their victory over
cancer, as well as the victories of others.
After dark, a Luminaria Ceremony is held
where candles, that are held inside bags, are
lit. Each bag bears the name of someone
touched by cancer. Participants then walk a
lap in silence to remember.
Finally, there is the Fight Back Ceremony.
During this ceremony a commitment is made
to take up the battle against cancer.
Ms. Martin said if someone wants to
form a team they have until Jan. 15, 2010,
to contact her and fill out the necessary pa-
perwork.
"Teams are made up of five to 15 people,"
she said. "We have had teams with as many
as 30 members."
To register your team, or for information,
call Ms. Martin at 863-467-2376. The local
ACS office is located at 217 S.W Park St.
Ms. Martin said because Relay for Life is
an all-volunteer event, more volunteers are
also needed.
The American Cancer Society is the largest
volunteer-based organization in the world.


Two Okeechobee residents were among
the 13 University of Florida graduates hon-
ored Friday, Dec. 11, by UF and local officials,
professors, family and friends, at the UF In-
dian River Research and Education Center
(IRREC) 2009 Graduation Celebration.
The center is part of the university's state-
wide Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, or UF/IFAS, serving
the state's agricultural and
natural resources indus-
tries.
The IRREC Director
Peter Stoffella opened the
event during which gradu-
ates and scholars were rec-
ognized.
Mistress of Ceremonies Michael
Jane Bachelor, UF Lecturer Hanley
and Academic Program
Marketing Coordinator and Chair of the Trea-
sure Coast Research, Education and Devel-
oprent Authority Board, presented degrees
and announced scholarship awards.
"Students have a unique opportunity to
study online or in the evening, work closely
with research professors and maintain full-
time jobs and families," said Mr. Stoffella.
"Our students are dedicated professionals
who make meaningful contributions to their
profession."
Scholars awarded Bachelor of Science
degrees in Food and Resource Economics
with a specialization in Agribusiness Man-


agement included Okeechobee residents
Michael William Hanley and Kenneth Lane
Osteen. Both are members of families who
share long agricultural heritages. Mr. Osteen
is employed with his family's business, K&M
of the Treasure Coast, producing hydropon-
ic vegetables. Mr. Hanley's family operates a
landscaping business in Florida and an or-
ganic buffalo ranch and hunting business in
New Mexico.
"I'm so proud of our graduates. Each is
a 'master' at effectively multi-tasking and
persevering," said Jane Bachelor. "They de-
serve so much credit for obtaining their Uni-
versity of Florida degrees by taking classes at
night, online and during the summers, while
maintaining full-time jobs and caring for
their families. There is no better place to be
than interacting in a classroom environment
with every one of these students!"
The University of Florida IRREC offers
bachelor's and master's degree programs
in environmental management and scienc-
es, environmental horticulture, agricultural
education and communications, as well as
certificate programs and courses in agribusi-
ness management. For information about
degree programs at the UF Fort Pierce loca-
tion contact the Coordinator of Academic
Support Services, Jackie White at 772-468-
3922, Ext. 148, or by e-mail: jkwhite@ufl.
edu, or at website: www.irrec.ufl.edu.


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Closed: Sun & Mon.
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Bibles and Videos

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


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Silver and Coins

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



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Hole in One!
Harry White had a hole-in-one on Fri-
day the 13th of November. He used
a 9 iron on the 8th hole at Okeecho-
bee Golf and Country Club. The
hole-in-one was witnessed and by
George Guydosh, Dr. Shakoor and
Ranger Roy Roberts.


Golf Results

PI.G.S League results
First place D. Thomas
Second place C. Ferguson
Third place Maurice
Fourth place H. Shelkie

Community Events

Turkey Shoot planned
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4137 will
hold a turkey shoot on Saturday, Dec. 19, at
9 a.m. until. For further information, call
863-763-2552.

S.A.L. steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will
sponsor their monthly steak dinner on
Sunday, Dec. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the
American Legion Post 64, 401 S.E. 2nd St.
Okeechobee. Dinner includes steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert, iced tea or coffee
and entertainment. The public is welcome
and donation is $12.

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 763-2225 or 357-6247


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Okeechobee News


December 16, 2009


Boys soccer team defeats

Covenant Christian
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A balanced scoring attack led Okeecho-
bee High School's boys soccer team to a
much needed win Friday at home against
Covenant Christian, 5-1.
Eddie Guerrero had a goal and an assist. 15
Adrian Leon, Hunter Pritchard, Diego Rodri-
guez, and Arturo Dominguez also had goals
for Okeechobee. Ricardo Herrara, Erick Gar-
cia, and Roger Duke added assists for the
Brahman attack.
Coach Lonnie Sears said he would have
liked his team to have beaten the first year
school more soundly.
"Elite teams play teams like that and put
the foot on their throat right from the begin-
ning," he said. "We didn't do that tonight. A
1-0 lead at the half isn't acceptable for us."
Sears praised his bench as players like
Sergio Vargas and Roger Duke earned acco- Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
lades for proving energy to the team. Sears Oscar Garcia #15 competes for the
said some of the starters appear to be just ball near the Covenant Christian net
going through the motions and he might during Friday's soccer match.
have to look at lineup changes.
"They weren't a bad team. They were a
lot better than I expected. However, we're a
lot better than a 5-1 score," he added.
Guerrero said he was glad to be on the
soccer field after a long cross country sea-
son. He said he felt good in the first half, but
slacked off a little bit in the second half.
"Covenant Christian was better than I
thought. They controlled the ball better than
us. Luckily we scored first. They might have
beaten us," he said.
The Brahmans have two big district
matches this week. They travelled to Boyn-
ton Beach on Monday and host Lincoln Park
on Wednesday. Diego Rodriguez left fights for posses-
Next week the Brahman host a two-day sion of the ball during Friday's soccer
Christmas tournament on Dec. 21 and 22, at match at Brahman stadium.
Brahman stadium.


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