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Vol. 100 No. 151 Friday, December 18, 2009


500 Plus tax


eMan: 'Satan tells me to hurt kids'


12-year-old accused
of sexual assault
... Page 3


Index
Classifieds .................................. 18-21
Community Events..................... ..... 13
Crossword........................ ............ 5
O bituaries.................... ................. 6
O p in io n .............................................. 5
Speak Out .................................. 4
Sports......................... 16,17,22,23
W e ath e r ............................................. 2

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Says he fights off
devil's influence
with help from God

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Members of local law enforce-
ment emphatically state that
James Lee Clark has no criminal
history and, from what they've
ascertained, has never harmed a
child.
Clark, 19, is currently being held
in the Okeechobee County Jail fol-
lowing his arrest on Friday, Dec.



Citrus p


plant pli
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners cleared the way for a Cit-
rus packing company to operate
a facility near Okeechobee Little
Farms when they held their final
meeting of the year on Thursday.
Commissioners voted (5-0) to
approve a rezoning for Sun Trea-
sure Packing at the home of the
former bowling alley at 10753
Highway 441 North.
The zoning was changed from
commercial to light industrial. The
four acre site currently includes a
15,600 square foot concrete block
building.
The only concern Commis-
sioners raised was about truck
traffic.
The county staff report sug-
gested that the facility could see
about 10 truck trips per day. Staff
said the facility will expand the


11, on a misde-
meanor charge
of trespass after
warning. His
bond has been
set at $25,000.
Parents of
small children
became fright-
ened earlier this James Lee
week after a law Clark
enforcement-is-
sued flier was given out by a local
day care that was not intended to
be given to the public.
"This (the flier) was not in-
tended to be disseminated to the




backing


banned
county tax base and also create
jobs in a clean industry. The firm
is based in Vero Beach.
Commissioner Noel Chandler
said the company would employ
10 employees at first.
He noted the facility would
clean fruit before it is sent on to
citrus processing plants.
"It's a central location in Flori-
da," he said. "I see it being a ben-
efit to the community."
In other actions the Board ap-
proved a resolution to support
appropriations from the Florida
legislature for the Emergency Op-
erations Center, the State Road
710 extension, and county road
maintenance work. The resolu-
tion also threw county support
behind requests from the City of
Okeechobee, the Okeechobee
Utility Authority, and the Econom-
See Plant Page 10


general public," said Detective Ted
Van Deman, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
"Somehow, copies were made
and then given out to the pubic
that ultimately caused a bit of a
panic. That was not the intention
of the flier.
"At this time, we have absolute-
ly no information that Clark has
harmed any children. Every effort
is being made to ensure that he
stays in custody until the appropri-
ate care can be provided to him,"
added the detective.
The flier was given to area law
enforcement, schools and day


care centers and stated if Clark was
seen around these areas where
young children are found that law
enforcement should be notified.
Clark, who is mentally chal-
lenged, recently told a detective
that he hears voices -- specifically,
the voice of Satan.
Detective Van Deman added
that after Clark's arrest he was in-
terviewed by OCSO Detective M.D.
Faulkner. Inthatinterview, Clarktold
Detective Faulkner that Satan tells
him to hurt little kids, said Detec
tive Van Deman. Clark then added
that he wouldn't do it because he is
See Man Page 10


Most Impressive Scene
A giant holiday greeting card from Raulerson Hospital won
first place in the Most Impressive Scene category of the OHS
Band Booster's Holiday Stroll in the Park card contest. A card
depicting a covered bridge entered by Okeechobee Juvenile
Offender Correctional Center took second place. A card en-
tered by A.E. McHugh took third.


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Okeechobee News December 18, 2009


Fair seeks

contest entries

The Okeechobee County Fair Associa-
tion is seeking adult and youth contest
participants for the upcoming fair March
12-21, 2010. The contests consist of
quilting, sewing, leatherwork, painting,
drawing, photography, horticulture, and
woodworking. There will also be food
competitions such as home baking and
canned goods, as well as a vegetable
competition featuring garden vegetable,
fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable
categories. This year the Lego Building
contest will be open to both youth and
adult exhibitors. New for this year will be
the educational posters and educational
displays competitions.
Individual youths may enter the Live-
stock Educational poster contest and 4-H
Clubs or FFA Chapters may enter the Edu-
cational Display contest. The top three
club/chapter displays will win awards of
$250, $150 and $100 for their programs.
You may download the entry forms and
rules at the Okeechobee County Fair
Web site, www.okeechobeecountyfair.
com under the exhibits link, or pick up
copies of the 2010 Premium Book at the
Okeechobee County Extension Office at
458 Highway 98 North. If you have ques-
tions, please contact Dianne Spann at
863-634-3327.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Greg Hernandez

Division champs
The OCRA Gators Midget Division team are champions for the 2009 season
winning their division with a record of eight wins and just one loss. Congratu-
lations to Coach Mo Madrigal, Coach Berne Smalls and Coach Daniel Nunez
and also to all the players for their hard work throughout the season.


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December 18, 2009


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).
Israel Avalos, 31, Menlo Way, Rex, Ga.,
was arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy John Hazy
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with conspiracy to commit sexual bat-
tery, attempted home invasion robbery, con-
spiracy to commit home invasion robbery,
conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwelling
while armed and attempted burglary of a
dwelling while armed. His bond was set at
$160,000.
Andrea Travers, 39, S.W 28th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 15 by Dep-
uty Cari Arnold on felony charges of posses-
sion of a controlled substance and introduc-
tion of contraband into a receiving facility.
She was also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Travers is also being held on felony ar-
rest warrants from Stafford County, Va., that
charge her with one count of robbery and
three counts of shoplifting. She is being held
without bond on those warrants and will be
extradited.
Melvin Lawrence Bullington, 24, S.W
Fourth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec.
15 by Deputy Justin Akins on a felony charge
of possession of a controlled substance. He
was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge
of disorderly intoxication.


Alberto Aguilera, 25, Annona Ave., Pa-
hokee, was arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy John
Hazy on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with conspiracy to commit
sexual battery, attempted home invasion
robbery, conspiracy to commit home inva-
sion robbery, carrying a concealed firearm,
conspiracy to commit burglary of a dwell-
ing while armed and attempted burglary of
a dwelling while armed. His bond was set
at $167,500.
Armando Gallardo, 20, Annona Ave.,
Pahokee, was arrested Dec. 15 by Deputy
John Hazy on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with conspiracy to com-
mit sexual battery, attempted home inva-
sion robbery, conspiracy to commit home
invasion robbery, conspiracy to commit
burglary of a dwelling while armed and at-
tempted burglary of a dwelling while armed.
His bond was set at $160,000.
Cherise Lawrence, 21, Phyllis Circle,
Eustis, was arrested Dec. 16 by Deputy Greg
Popovich on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with dealing in stolen
property (two counts). Her total bond was
set at $17,500.
Brandon Daniel Billie, 18, N.W Third
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by
Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with interfere
ence with child custody and robbery. His
bond was set at $12,500.
Matthew Wayne Cayton, 25, N.E. 64th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by
Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with high
speed or wanton fleeing. His bond was set
at $10,000.


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John Paul Goggans, 27, N.E. First St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Dec. 16 by Dep-
uty Cpl. Aric Majere on a fugitive warrant
issued out of Clinton County, Ind., charging
him with corrupt business influence and
felony theft (two counts). His bond was set
at $2,900.
Elmer H. Smith, 33, S.R. 70 E., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Dec. 16 by Officer Charles


Green on a charge of driving under the influ-
ence. His bond was set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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sexual battery charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 12-year-old Okeechobee boy has been
placed in the Department of Juvenile Justice
Detention Center in Fort Pierce following his
arrest on multiple felony charges.
The boy was arrested Wednesday, Dec.
16, by Detective Rosemary Farless of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
He was charged with five counts of sexual
battery, two counts of attempted sexual bat-



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tery and six counts of lewd and lascivious
molestation.
According to the detective's arrest report,
there are five different male victims and their
ages range from 8 to 11.
The report indicates that in at least four of
the reported incidents the boy would force
the victim to the ground, pulled down their
pants and either committed sexual battery
or attempted to sexually batter the victim.
Detective Farless also stated in her report
that the boy apparently told the victims not
to tell anyone or "... he would choke them."




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Store open Christmas Eve
We heard that a giant retail store will
be open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. That
is really bad, but is really bad is that the em-
ployees will have to stay over for two more
hours to clean the store. I guess they don't
care that the personal feelings of their em-
ployees or their families of the excitement
of the Eve. We wish that there would be an-
other chain that will come to Okeechobee
to have a little consideration for the employ-
ees that make the business go for them and
thank them.

H1N1 vaccinations
No way am I going to get a shot backed
by this government that's untested and liabel
to mutate the virus. Or worse yet make me
want to wear a khaki shirt and hail Obama!
At the Saturday clinic, many of those
lined up for the shots were from out of
state-or at least had out of state license
tags. Some were even from Canada. No ID
was required so anyone who got in line and
filled out the form got a shot. Should the
health department try to limit the resource
to county residents? Or, since apparently
many people who live in Okeechobee don't
want the shot and they had plenty, should
they just give it out to anyone who wants it?
I can't believe it. Citizens of a foreign
Nation who have an obvious advantage by
having free National Health care coming
here to get a free (at the expense of the U.S.
Government) inoculation.
It does seem strange that we have
been hearing on the news that they don't
have enough vaccine for all of the citizens
here, and yet they are giving it out to people
from other countries. Still, apparently not
many people in Okeechobee wanted the
shots as they were prepared for nearly twice
as many as showed up on Saturday.

Infrastructure
If society falls apart, will you have the
skills to take care of yourself? Can you grow
your own food? Make your own clothes?
Build your own house? Something to think
about ...


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Parade
I thought the parade was nice, lots of
lights, lots of floats. I think they should give
out trophies for the best ones in different
categories, like best school entry, best busi-
ness entry, best church entry, best mounted
unit, etc. That would add some excitement
and give people the incentive to do some-
thing different. It might also attract more en-
tries if there was something to win.

Restaurant question
This Sunday we ate at the restaurant
and the service was absolutely unbeliev-
able! I'll skip all the little complaints I had
with the whole dining experience and get to
the real issue...the bill! When we were done
eating the waitress came to the table and
said, (we had two tickets...split) "You owe
$12.17 and you owe $34"... walks away...
she comes back to the table to collect and
we are sitting there still waiting for the bills.
She is holding them in her hand waiting for
us to hand over money. I ask if she is go-
ing to give us our bills to pay them and she
says, "Oh no, I can't give you the bill." My
question is why? "We aren't supposed to,
I'm not even allowed to bring them to the
table." Umm okay, why can't I see my bill
because $34 does not seem right and I want
to see MY BILL. "No ma'am we don't give
the bills out because we don't want the cus-
tomers to sit and nit pick every little thing."
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? We paid the bills...
then kicked ourselves all day asking why we
even paid for something we didn't see or get
a copy of. What if I was using it for a write-
off and needed a receipt? Is this even legal
for them to do? I don't think so considering
I'm paying sales tax. I think they have to give
me an itemized receipt.
Something sounds "fishy" to me. All
eating establishments give you receipts. In
fact if you pay by credit or debit they give
you one to sign and add the tip to and the
other to keep for your records. I would
call the manager and raise some cain with
them.
If I ever go out to eat, I NEVER give
the server my debit card. I go directly to the
register and pay so I know who has swiped
my card. With all this new technology out
there, who knows what they do with the
card while in their possession.
There is no way I would pay a bill with-
out seeing what I was paying for. And if they
want to try and call the police, bring em' on.
I cannot believe you would be the one go-
ing to jail.


Friday, Dec. 18, 2009


Don't let holiday hazards


ruin your celebration


Poison proof your home
for the holidays

The holiday season always couples excit-
ed children, rushing parents, holiday decora-
tions, and holiday parties; all of which have
been shown to create potential for increases
in accidental poisonings.
The staff of the Florida/USVI Poison In-
formation Center Jacksonville would like
to remind everyone of the potential poi-
soning hazards that could threaten your
holiday cheer. Bacterial food poisoning from
mishandled food at parties can result in di-
arrhea, stomach pain and vomiting. These
symptoms usually go away in 12 to 24 hours;
however, severe and persistent symptoms,
especially when accompanied by fever, can
signal that medical attention is needed.
Holiday decorations at this time of year
often find their way into a young child's or
pet's mouth. Likewise, alcoholic beverages
left unattended at family parties have been
known to change holiday cheer into a signif-
icant cause for concern. The Poison Center
can be reached at 1-800-222-1222, 24 hours
a day, to immediately help with any of these
concerns or to answer questions about these
holiday hazards.
The following tips can help you to en-
sure a safer holiday season. Don't forget to
remind your sleepover holiday guests to also
keep their medications up, out of reach and
out of sight of young children!

Food
Do not thaw food at room tempera-
ture; this allows for bacterial growth. Thaw
frozen food unwrapped in the refrigerator.
Wash work areas, utensils and hands
after contact with uncooked meat.
Do not partially cook turkey one day
and continue cooking the next day.
Refrigerate leftovers separately after the
meal; room temperature is not sufficient.
Use leftover turkey, stuffing and gravy within
three days of cooking.
Be cognizant of how long food, espe-
cially those requiring refrigeration, is left
out.


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Decorations
Antique tree ornaments and toys/deco-
rations may contain lead and should not be
handled by children.
Bubble lights may contain methylene
chloride which is toxic if the liquid is swal-
lowed.
The use of artificial snow can cause
respiratory problems if not used in a well-
ventilated area.
Angel hair, made of spun glass, is irritat-
ing to the eyes and skin.
Lamp oils can be toxic if contents are
swallowed and coughed/vomited into the
lungs.
Artificial tree scents often contain alco-
hol and other irritants, and can be danger-
ous if swallowed or sprayed into the eyes.
Tree preservatives may have dangerous lev-
els of electrolytes and chemicals and should
be kept away from children and pets.
Many small decorations, toy parts, and
batteries can block a child's airway if swal-
lowed. If the decoration or toy fits into the
inside of an empty toilet paper roll it may be
too small for very young children to handle.
Button batteries are particularly dangerous if
swallowed and require immediate medical
attention.

Alcoholic Beverages
Clean up immediately following all hol-
iday parties so that alcohol, cigarette butts,
and other potentially harmful items are not
within reach of children who may imitate
adult behavior.
A small amount of alcohol can cause a
child's blood sugar to drop to a dangerously
low level. Sleepiness, seizures and breathing
difficulties can occur when a child swallows
alcohol.
Store all alcoholic beverages in a locked
cabinet or up and out of reach and sight of
children.
Don't drink and drive.
If you suspect a poisoning has occurred,
or if you have questions concerning poison-
ings, immediately call the Poison Center at
1-800-222-1222. When the problem is poi-
son, the answer is poison control.


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purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
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December 18, 2009 Okeechobee News


Letter to the editor


Crossword Puzzle


Okeechobee Lights
In these hectic and slightly scary times, it
was such a pleasure to partake of a Norman
Rockwell-esque type experience recently.
Kudos to the town of Okeechobee for one
of the best Christmas parades I've seen in a
long, long time: a pure slice of Americana.
Okeechobee itself has the feel of small
town living and watching people of all ages
lined up at dusk along Parrott Avenue wait-
ing for the excitement to begin...well, if
Rockwell had set up his easel along the curb
we'd have taken a step back in time. In a
combination of today and yesterday some
people were "twittering" while others were
just "a-twitter" waiting for the hour long pa-
rade and festivities to begin.
It seemed as if every school, church,
etc., had its own beautiful float, three or
four school bands blasted their instruments
enthusiastically, lights galore, more than 50
horses (also sporting lights) and riders, cars,
trucks, wagons, Santa and even Waste Man-
agement's huge garbage truck (minus con-
tents!) proudly outlined in lights and drivers
waving to the responsive crowd.
It was a great evening and as my daugh-
ter-in-law wisely noted, "Having fun doesn't
have to be expensive."
This year, economics being what they
are, many families will experience a toned-
down celebration gift-wise be it for Christ-
mas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Jerry Seinfeld's
"Festivus." And yet, sometimes those are the
most memorable of holidays.
When my folks moved from Brooklyn
to "the country," I was about 12 years old.
That first winter found blizzard conditions,
no work for my father-a builder and car-
penter-no heat other than a pot belly stove
in the handy-man special house they pur-
chased and many a dinner of oatmeal and
baked apples.
My mother gathered pine boughs in the
woods and made Christmas wreaths which
I went door to door selling for 50 cents each:
something I always remembered as a pleas-
ant experience. Christmas morning found a
little package for me under the tree. It was
wrapped in white tissue paper and inside


was a small black pocket comb and a pair
of pink undies.
To this day, that is still my most memo-
rable Christmas. All the other years of ice
skates, accordion, games, and finery for gifts
didn't really matter. I felt safe in my parents'
love and secure in that fixer-upper as long as
the little pot belly stove kept burning.
And while it was only later that I was able
to realize how difficult that time was for my
parents it taught me a lot about life: Learn
to accept what is and keep going because
things will get better if you work at it.
My warm wishes to you for a happy and
healthy 2010. As we support our military
and hopefully see them come home soon,
we all hope for a more peaceful frame of
mind world-wide. Hang in there: things will
get better.
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FRIDAY
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets
at 9 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. For in-
formation, contact Ollie Morgret at 800-932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an
open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking
Luncheon will be held on the third Friday of every
month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., beginning at 11:30 a.m. for networking
and then lunch. Networking opportunities avail-
able for women in business and is open to the
public. No membership is required. For informa-
tion, contact Robin Delgado at 800-299-8878; or,
by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a week-
ly meeting, Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meets
at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Avenue on Fridays, 6 until 7 p.m. (Use 4th
Street entrance.) Overeaters Annonymous is
not a diet club. The only requirement for mem-


bership is a desire to stop eating compulsive-
ly. For more information call Loretta at 863-763-
7165 or 863-697-0206.
SATURDAY
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
SUNDAY
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will
be an open step meeting.
A.A. open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until
8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
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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 Malissa Morgan at 863-634-
5852 and arrange for time immediately fol-
lowing distribution party.
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 Cantata planned
The Okeechobee Community choir, in its
1 1th year under the direction of Sandy Perry,
will begin for the presentation of the Christ-
mas Cantata, "A New Birth A New Begin-
ning" and other seasonal favorites. Last year,
65 singers representing 19 local churches
participated. The cantata will be presented
the weekend before Christmas, Dec. 18
and 19 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Free
tickets are required for admission and are
available at Okeechobee Health Care Facil-
ity, 1646 U.S. 441 N. For more information,
call Sandy at 863-634-7714.

Christmas boat parade
planned for Saturday
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.


Church presents open air show
The Church of God of Prophecy will pres-
ent an Open Air Christmas Performance A
King is Coming to Town. Church of God of
Prophecy, Open Arms Ministry at 102 N.W
10th Street, is having a live outdoor Christ-
mas Program on Dec. 20, beginning at 6
p.m. The church will present from the birth
of Jesus through his ministry up until his re-
turn. The Church of God of Prophecy's goal
is to reach Okeechobee and the surrounding
community with the real meaning of Christ-
mas. There will be seating for all outside of
the church, and special treats for all who
attend. Let us all put Christ back in Christ-
mas and let our children and grandchildren
know the real reason why we celebrate this
special day.
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.
V.A. 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 un-
til 7 p.m. There will be a live nativity pag-
eant 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, Filipino performers, Mexican danc-
ers, Ecuadorian Troubador, Chobee Steelers
Band.

Shrine club holds New Years
Eve dinner and dance
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.


Pictures available with Santa


Order turkeys and smoked
pork for the holidays
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge is taking or
ders 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-noon at the Lodge. Place
orders at Porter's Cleaners, 1700 S. Parrott.
Roasted turkeys are $30 and Pork Butts are $25.
Cash, check and charge accepted. Proceeds
will benefit Okeechobee Youth Activities.

Santa to ride on firetruck
Spot Santa on a fire truck in the S.W section
on Dec. 18 and the S.E. section on Dec. 19.


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.


Obituaries


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Malcolm McKinney, 53
OKEECHOBEE -Malcolm McKinney, died
Monday, December 14, 2009, in the Hamrick
Home Hospice. He was 53.
Born September 5, 1956 in Ft. Lauderdale,
Fla., he had been a resident since 1970. He
graduated from ('i..... i -'1- High School and
attend Moorehouse College, where he studied
music. He was a member of the First Missionary
Baptist Church of Dean's Court, under former di-
rection of Pastor Dean. He enjoyed playing the
saxophone and piano.
He is survived by his parents, Charles and Mar-
tha McKinney; brother, Terry McKinney (Charo-
lette) of Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Glenda Sterling
(Louis) of Okeechobee; God-sister, Valerie Gil-
bert of Tampa, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, December
19, in the First Missionary Baptist Church of
Dean's Court, with Rev. Leroy Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 N.E. 5th St., Okeechobee.
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OKEECHOBEE -Raymond P Eckert, died
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, in the Ham-
rick Home. He was 82.
Born July 6, 1927 in Lake Worth, Fla., he had
been a resident of Okeechobee since 1985 and
proudly served in the United States Navy during
World War II. He was a member of the Ameri-
can Legion of Okeechobee and enjoyed wood-
working.
He was preceded in death by his previous
wife, Nan; and brothers, Howard, Bob and
Frank.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Jackie
of ('i... ii .. stepsons, Dan Payne (Rosa) of
West Palm Beach, and Walter Warta (Sonja) of
Pennsylvania; stepdaughters, Dianne Halverson
(Clayton) of Anchorage, Alaska, Susan Drass
(Bill) of Orwell, Ohio, and Jackie Goggans (Bil-
ly) of Okeechobee; 12 step-grandchildren; and
several step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. un-
til service time of 2 p.m. Sunday, December 20,
in the Buxton Funeral Home Chapel. Private in-
terment will take place at 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
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ben Walker of the Florida Department of
Transportation presented the five year FDOT
work program for Okeechobee at Thurs-
day's Okeechobee Board of County Com-
missioners meeting.
The work plan is highlighted by the wid-
ening of four lanes to state road 70 east of
Okeechobee to Fort Pierce, and improve-
ments for the main intersection of U.S. 441
and 70.
The work plan includes $775,000 for bike
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a Christian and that he fights Satan's request
through God.
Detective Faulkner said that a background
check indicates Clark has no prior criminal
history.
The 6-foot-11-inch, 250-pound Clark had
his first run-in with local law enforcement
on Oct. 27 when he was approached by Offi-
cer Jack Boon of the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD). Officer Boon's report
states that he was sent to the ROC at the First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth St., due to a
suspicious person. That person was Clark.
The officer's report states that a com-
plainant said Clark was "... touching chil-
dren on the arms and heads and asking a
lot of inappropriate questions." The report
does not give any examples of the questions
allegedly asked by the man.
Clark, a native of North Carolina, told the
officer he wanted to play basketball but was
told he couldn't because he wasn't a mem-


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ic Council of Okeechobee.
They also approved the final plat of the
Water's Edge Motor Coach Resort condo-
minium development. A club house, 30 RV
lots and several storage units will be devel-
oped at 12799 Highway 441 SE.
Commissioners also approved a land
lease for two lots in the industrial park with
D.W Sod to lease the former site occupied
by Bio-Medical Waste, Inc. The first year
lease will be $4,038, and the second year
lease $7,718.
Owner of D.W Sod, David Williams said
he would likely employ around 10 people in
the new business with room for expansion
of the work force in the next few years.
The board also authorized a contract with
FLW Outdoors 2010 Eastern Series Event for
$20,500 to host the FLW Fishing tournament
from January 26-30 on Lake Okeechobee.
300 pro anglers are scheduled to participate
in the event.
The projected economic impact is $1
million on Okeechobee according to FLW
officials. The county will also pay $4,900 to
provide hotel accommodations to tourna-
ment staff.
The commission approved an extension


four lanes between NE 34th Avenue and NE
80th Avenue, close to $54 million for wid-
ening SR 70 between NE 80th Avenue to
Berman Road, and about $10.5 million to
add dual left turn lanes at the main intersec-
tion. The plan also includes $1.19 million
to repair the Taylor Creek bridge over U.S.
98/441 near Treasure Island. The county air-
port would receive just under $2.4 million.
Projects include an upgrade to lighting and
a taxiway rehab project, signage improve-
ments, and an extension to the taxiway at
the airport.
County Administrator Lyndon Bonner


ber of the church. He was then trespassed
from the church and the grounds around it.
OCSO deputies had their first dealings
with Clark on Thursday, Dec. 10, when a
concerned parent called from the Sports
Complex on N.W 23rd Lane about a large
man who was in the bathroom watching his
son. The 3-year-old boy was reportedly sit-
ting on the toilet.
A report by Deputy Yamil Astacio states
that when he got to the complex Deputy
Donald Ellis and OCSO Detective Rick Dur-
fee were talking with Clark. Detective Dur-
fee, continued the report, also found a soiled
diaper in a back pocket of Clark's pants.
"I noticed James was mentally chal-
lenged by the way he was talking with the
deputies," stated Deputy Astacio.
After speaking with Clark for a few min-
utes, Deputy Astacio told the man that he
could not come back to the Sports Complex
or he would be arrested for trespassing.
Clark was arrested the next day by OCPD
Officer Scott Morgan on a warrant that
charged him with trespass after warning.
OCPD Detective Bettye Taylor stated in a


in the contract completion date for the his-
toric courthouse restoration project to Feb.
18. Contractors said a delay in the delivery of
windows from the manufacturer resulted in
about a two month delay.
The Board also agreed to pay the rental
fees for the Douglas Brown Center for the
annual Martin Luther King Junior Birthday
Celebration. Events will be held on Jan, 16
and 18. The rental fee amounted to $150.
The commission also appointed Neal
Long, Cindi Fairtrace, Joshua Mixon, Rev.
Bruce Simpson and Ken Kenworthy to the
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
The County still needs more applicants for
this committee.
Commissioners appointed Jeff Sheffield
as an alternate member to the Construction
Industry Licensing Board.
They also approved an agreement with
Neal Long Construction Company to devel-
op 10 affordable rental units on S.E. 10th and
11th Avenue. The project will cost $621,000
and will be paid for through grant dollars in
the Hurricane Housing Recovery Program of
Florida.
The contractor will be obligated for 15
years to maintain the property and rent the
units to low and moderate income house-
holds. Construction must be completed by
June 30, 2010.


said Lock 7 is another county priority for
improvements. He said he is working to get
electric, water and sewer service to the ar-
eas located inside the Herbert Hoover dike
for future development.
County Commissioner Joey Hoover said
the 70 and 441 intersection project has cre-
ated a buzz among his constituents. He said
right-of-way acquisition is an issue.
Mr. Walker said they are trying to mini-
mize impacts on Flagler Park that additional
turn lanes will bring.
"We will work with the county and the
city to work with their priorities," he said. "It


Dec. 14 report that Clark, who has the mind
of a 6- to 10-year-old child, has received
counseling at the Goldsboro Counseling
Center in Goldsboro, N.C.
In a Dec. 17 interview, the detective said
that Clark and his father moved to Okeecho-
bee a short time ago to care for a sick fam-
ily member. She added that they planned to
move back to North Carolina in January.
As for the flier, Sheriff Paul May said it was
issued in the hopes of gathering more infor-
mation on Clark and that it was not intended
to be seen by the public. "We're not here to
trample on anybody's rights and that's the
last thing I want to do," said the sheriff. "But
from his actions, where this young man was
hanging out and from what he told our de-
tectives, we seriously felt a child in the com-
munity could be in danger, and children's
safety comes before anything else."


will be a balancing act to minimize impacts
to businesses and the park."
Alice Gilmartin of the Florida Turnpike
Enterprise updated the Commission on an
improvement project at the Fort Drum Ser-
vice Plaza. The plan includes infrastructure
improvements that will cost just over $25
million. Construction will begin in October
2010.
Ms. Gilmartin said the construction will
be phased in. There will always be gasoline,
restroom, and food services available, but at
different locations during construction.
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plaza," she told Commissioners.


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Okeechobee Cattlewomen give all year round


The holiday season reminds us all to be
kind, helpful and thankful for one another.
But for the Okeechobee County Cattlewom-
en's Association, giving happens all year
long. "Our Association is not only about
promoting the beef industry; it is about
giving back to our community." said Sam
Durrance, member of OCCWA. The Cattle-
women help out our youth through college
scholarships and volunteer our time at com-
munity events. This year the Association
started the "Cattlewomen's Crockpot." The
Cattlewomen prepare delicious meals in
their crock pot and deliver it to an individual
or family in need. Whether someone lost
their home or a loved one, or if they know of
someone who is just going through a rough
time, they send a home cooked meal (beef
of course) to help things along. The Cattle-
women's Crockpot has been sent out about


10 times this year. The expense of the meal
is paid by the individual Cattlewoman, but
they are working towards raising enough
funds for the Association to help cover some
of the expense.
For the holiday season, Okeechobee Cat-
tlewomen assist the Florida Cattlewomen
Inc. in a statewide community service effort
for Hope Children's Home in Tampa. County
Associations adopt a group of children and
provide a Christmas for them. The children's
wish lists are incredible. "While most chil-
dren are asking for video games and new
cars, these children want a gift certificate to
McDonald's, socks and underwear or just a
soda," stated Melissa Montes DeOca, OC-
CWA member. "These items are real treats
for them, whereas you and I would take
them for granted."


The Association also donates "Beef for
the Holidays" certificates to the home to
help out with the 300 meals they serve per
rlAv


For more information on the Cattlewom-
en's Crockpot, Beef for the Holidays or OC-
CWA membership, contact 863-801-5258.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Audrey Driggers
Okeechobee Cattlewomen presentation to HOPE Children's Home at the FCW
Inc. Quarterly Meeting in Sebring. OCCWA members Denise Colgan, Nancy
Phares, Audrey Driggers and Melissa Montes DeOca, along with Dave Riffe and
wife (in green) HOPE.


Special to the Okeechobee News/CES

Reading challenge
Central Elementary students, parents, and grandparents in Mrs. Howard's
and Mrs. Garcia's first grade classes earned their first 100 Book challenge
medal. These students completed 25 hours of reading at school and at home
to earn this medal.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Audrey Driggers
From left to right are: Gavin (son) and Audrey Driggers, OCCWA and the Wagon
Wheel Horse Farm family. Michelle Harper underwent neck surgery due to a
vehicle accident.


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December 18, 2009 Okeechobee News


Holiday shoot to benefit


needy children and families


Pine Creek Sporting Club, a new mem-
bers-only ranch community located in
Okeechobee will host a holiday shoot and
feast on Dec. 19. The mission of the event is
to collect gifts for the children of My Aunt's
House, an Okeechobee-based nonprofit
organization that provides clothing, shoes,
back-to-school supplies and Santa gifts to
low income families in the area, and also
to celebrate the grand opening of The Pine
Creek Lodge, a 7,000 square foot luxury
hunting lodge at the center of the commu-
nity.
The celebration will begin around noon
with a holiday feast in the lodge, and a clay
shoot will occur around 1 p.m. All guests
who bring an unwrapped toy will take five
extra shots during the shooting competi-
tion. Other activities of interest include a visit
from Santa and live reindeer, cigar rolling,
trap and five stand shooting, horseback trail
riding, hay rides and much more.


Please RSVP to Katie Hoffmaster at 561-
514-9920. More than 150 guests are expect-
ed to be in attendance.
Pine Creek Sporting Club is a 2,400 acre
members-only, champion clays and wing
shooting community located just over an
hour from Palm Beach. The community con-
sists of 40-acre ranch sites, custom cabins,
over 1,000 acres of world-class quail fields,
a 7,000 sq. ft. members lodge and pool
complex, 13-station sporting clay course de-
signed by Mick Howells, championship five-
stand, dog kennels, horse stables, miles of
horse, biking and nature trails, spa services,
and a 70-foot tower for English high tower
shoots. Founding members include Stephen
E. Myers, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, Tucker
Frederickson and Tullio Fabbri. For more in-
formation on Pine Creek Sporting Club, visit
www.pinecreeksportingclub.com.


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.

SA.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.

Orchid/Garden Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club and Gar-
den Club will hold their annual Christmas
party on Monday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. at the
Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. Please
bring a finger food. Drinks and utensils will
be provided. Bring an orchid to show. Eat
and be merry with your local orchid lovers.
Lots of orchid chat. For more information
please call the extension office at 863-763-
6469. This is free and open to the public.


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Break on Friday, Dec. 21 and will reopen on
Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Classes for the Spring
Semester start Jan. 6. The last day to pay
for classes and avoid a late fee is Jan. 4. For
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The Ultimate Garner, 409 S. Parrott Av-
enue in Okeechobee, opened Saturday, Dec.
12 with a day-long celebration of free video
game tournaments.
Local garners competed for champion-
ships in Halo 3, Modern Warfare 2, Wii
Bowling, Guitar Hero and Tekken 6.
The shop, owned by Jeff Zarrell and Jor-
dan Palmer, plans to host monthly gaming
tournaments.
The store features gaming systems and
a wide variety of games. They also buy and
resell used games.


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(Left to right) Kaylee McQueen, Jordan Palmer, Jeff Zarrella (holding daughter Nat-
alie) and Yabel Zarrella celebrated the opening of the Utimate Gamer on Dec. 12.


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Letters to Santa
Michael Betts, 7 and Triston Gorney, 6 drop off their letters to Santa at Sea-
coast National Bank's "Santa Mailbox" at Seacoast National Bank.


In the game room, visitors can play games
online for $5 an hour.
Mr. Zarrella explained that the price of a
used game will depend on the age and pop-
ularity of the game.
The Utimate Garner offers annual mem-
berships. Members receive more for their
trade-ins, and pay $4 an hour for online
play.
The store also offers a "play before you
buy" option. Anyone who wishes to pur-
chase a new game may try it out at the store
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Osceola defeats


Yearling in girls hoops


Yearling Middle wins boys


basketball tilt with Osceola


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Thaddricka Sanders readily admits that all
she does is practice, practice, practice.
Well, practice makes perfect.
Sanders scored 22 points to lead the Os-
ceola Middle School Warriors girls basketball
team to their first victory of the season, 29-23,
over cross town rival Yearling Middle School
Wednesday.
"I'm excited. That's our first win. I'm so
happy," Sanders said, "Last year I scored 15
points and this year 22 points. It lets me know
that I'm doing better with my sports."
Wednesday's game was a tough, physical
battle as both teams went to the free throw
line a lot. Yearling played without their pri-
mary ball handler and point guard. Coach Erin
Morrow said she was impressed with how her
girls played without their team leader, "We're
not used to playing without her. It was rough
for some of the girls to win but they played
hard."
Neither team shot the ball well in the first
quarter and Yearling led after the first six min-
utes, 4-2.
Sanders missed six free throws in the first
quarter and that had her coach Cathy Jones a
bit worried. "We call her our general. When
she is on, the whole team is on. When she got
down in the first quarter and missed those six
free throws, I told my assistant coach we have
got to get her started."
The pace of the game quickened in the sec-
ond quarter and Osceola had numerous fast
break opportunities. A three pointer by Sand-
ers gave Osceola a 15-11 lead at halftime.
Osceola led 18-15 after three quarters.
The fourth quarter was wild and wooly as
the intensity really picked up. Yearling pulled
to within one point, 18-17, after a basket by
Delaney Osceola. Osceola rallied as Nicole
Chelsey scored a basket and Sanders tossed


in a three pointer and a lay-up in less than 10
seconds. Those five points proved to be the
difference in the game.
"I think it helped a lot. I didn't think I hit the
three pointer at first but it just fell in there. It
was perfect," she noted.
Delaney Osceola and J. Osceola combined
for 18 points to lead Yearling.
Coach Morrow said her girls were disap-
pointed but added they look forward to play-
ing again in January, "We just didn't hit our
shots and we didn't play with intense defense
like we needed to. We hope to come back
strong the next time we play."
Coach Jones said her team still has a lot
of work to do on rebounds and free throw
shooting, "Give Yearling credit. This is always
a tough rivalry. It don't matter who wins or
loses. It is always a physical game. The win-
ner is who ever plays the best that night, and
tonight we were fortunate to be able to out
play them."
Osceola hosted Sebastian on Monday and
lost 39-13. Garionna Johnson had seven points
and Sanders had four points for Osceola.
Yearling girls lost to Sebastian last Thurs-
day, 28-21.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
J. Osceola had 12 points to lead Year-
ling Wednesday. Defending are #15
Bethany Stuart and #4 Garionna John-
son.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Yearling Middle School grabbed brag-
ging rights over in town rival Osceola as
their boys hoops team defeated Osceola
49-41 in a tough battle Wednesday after-
noon.
Yearling led 12-9 after the first quarter
and built a lead into double digits in the
second half.
Osceola rallied to cut the lead to one
in the fourth quarter but were unable to
end Yearling's long winning streak.
Marshall Tommie and Treshon Pierre
both had excellent games for Yearling.
Felton Thomas also played well inside.
Osceola was led by Sylvester Butler
and Eddie Neal. The Warriors played
without starting point guard Datron
Smith.
Osceola won a close battle with Se-
bastian on Monday.


Treshon Pierre (left) scores over Syl-
vester Butler during the basketball
game between Yearling and Osceola
Wednesday.


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Cross country team Available 2417


honored at banquet i.,


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
One of the most successful teams in re-
cent school history, the Okeechobee High
School boys cross country team, held an
emotional send off to senior athletes Tues-
day night at the freshman campus audito-
rium.
The team finished fifth in the state this
year as they reached the state finals race in
Dade City for the past two seasons.
Three of the team's top runners, Eddie
Guerrero, Adrian Leon, and Lionel Jones
will graduate this year. All three kept the pro-
gram moving forward with their dedication
to the program, their teammates, and their
conditioning.
Guerrero was named team MVP for the
second straight year, and Leon won the
Brahman award.
"I think it's a great accomplishment to
win the MVP for the second year in a row.
I'm very thankful," Guerrero said, "I thank
God for letting me be here. I just think it's a
great award."
Guerrero, who has attracted college re-
cruiters for both cross country and soccer,
admits he only began running as a freshman
to improve his conditioning for soccer. How-
ever, he learned to love the sport and now
insists he loved every race, every practice,
and his teammates, "I'm going to miss it a
lot."
Guerrero finished 15th overall in the state
finals this year.
Each senior on the cross country team re-
ceived a water bottle that was signed by all
of the team members. In return, they were
asked to hand down a set of baby shoes to
another runner who they feel can fill their
spot next year.
Coach Julie Bohannon said she wants to
build a program, and part of that is living up
to the accomplishments of the team before
and building on those accomplishments.
"We are losing three of our top five boys


runners. This is a program. I wanted the kids
to be challenged. I had four boys travel to
districts and state that didn't run in the race
so they knew they had a place on next year's
squad," she said.
Bohannon said she intends to stay in
Okeechobee awhile and try and build a pro-
gram. Her next order of business will be get-
ting more girls out to run cross country.
Bohannon has recruited some girl's soc-
cer players to run track and perhaps cross
country in the fall. She said that will be the
first step to building that program.
"Girls can be tough to motivate. If I can
get some interest in girls then they'll bring
their friends out. I'm hoping to build a pro-
gram," she said.
Freshman Kayla Nelson was named team
most valuable player. Junior Amanda Harri-
son won the Brahman award. Harrison said
she felt honored to win such a prestigious
award.
"I was really surprised. I think it is awe-
some. I thank Coach Bohannon for coming
out and being such a good coach for us. I
want to make it a good last year. I think I will
do well."
Bohannon said the girls didn't win many
races this year but that she didn't think that
was a disappointment, "It's a tough sport.
You girls came out there put your hearts out
there. It's a strong accomplishment that you
made it this far."
Certificates were given to all of the
team members. A number of athletes won
two-year letters and three-year lettermen
awards.
Scholar athletes on the squad this year in-
cluded Lionel Jones, Shawn Horvath, Adrian
Leon, Phillip Suarez, Juan Lugo, Amanda
Harrison and Gabi Rodriguez.
Abril Maldonado and Augustin Leon won
the most improved runners award.
Five members of the boy's team were
also named to the Treasure Coast All Confer-
ence team this week.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy Amanda Harrison won the Brahman
Eddie Guerrero (left) wins his second award for girls cross country. Also
straight MVP award for boys cross in picture is Coach Julie Bohannon
country. Also in picture is cross coun- (right).
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qualifications and contact
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quality, professional
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resume to 863-357-6737
or email to:
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The Department of
Health has an opening
for an Accountant I.
Annual salary range
$24,580 $32,000.
Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from
an accredited college or
university with a major
in accounting. Equiva-
lent accounting experi-
ence can substitute on
a year-to-year basis for
the required bachelor's
degree. Please apply
on-line at: http://
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Refer to requisition
number 64054115.
Only State of Florida
applications will be ac-
cepted no resumes,
please. Date closes
12/24/09. EO/AA/VP
Employer. For ques-
tions, please contact
Chaka at 462-5786.

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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Okeechobee County:
Okeechobee Sod and Citrus, 20 Yale Drive, Lake Worth, FL 33460, has sub-
mitted Applicaton 091030-2 for modification of Surface Water Management
Permit 47-00145-S for 638.6 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be
discharged to the Chandler Slough and the project is located in Sections
17-20,23,24, Township 35 South, Ranges 33,34 East.
G-4 Land and Cattle Company Inc and George A Goodbread Revocable Liv-
ing Trust (Cypress Creek Mitigation Bank) 12575 Highway 70 East, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973, has submitted Application 091030-38 for an
Environmental Resource Permit for 229.45 acres of mitigation lands. The
water will be discharged to Cypress Creek and the project is located in Sec-
tions 26,35, Township 36 South, Range 36 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
ceived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Applicaton status and associated documents can also be ob-
tained by accessing the District's websitl (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting
the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitbng page.
Substantally affected persons are entitled to request an administrative
hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written re-
quest after reviewing the staff report.
341599 ON 12/18/09

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD408
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2133 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION 6 LOT 589
1-35-37-35-0110-00000-5890
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341140 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD405
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
CertificateNo: 1966 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: PETIT PARK LOTS 11 & 12 BLOCK 4
1-20-37-35-0050-00040-0110
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbclpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341139 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD398
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has fled said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2501 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 7 BLOCK 24
3-15-37-35-0010-00240-0070
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Forida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341142 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD232
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerhficate No: 1648 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 3 LOT 5 BLOCK 36
1-05-37-35-0030-00360-0050
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
AARON LYONS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Ronda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340831 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD037
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 272 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2OFTRACT 3113 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-OAOO-00031-FOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
TRECIE MCCALLA
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD397
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GAIL SMITH the holder of the following
cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 1263 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: NEW OKEECHOBEE HEIGHTS SECTION C
LOTS 12 3 BLOCK 34
1-06-36-34-0020-00340-0010
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
IRENE E RIEGER
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341135 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD403
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certficate No: 1801 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: GRANADA TERRACE E 1/2 OF LOT 10 LOT, 11
BLOCK 6
1-14-37-35-0010-00060-0100
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Forida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341137 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD406
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2513 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOTS 23 24 25 26
BLOCK 25
3-15-37-35-0010-00250-0230
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341143 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD404
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2584 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOT 6 & N 1/2 OF LOT 7 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0060
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certifcate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD399
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2587 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 26 & 27 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0260
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD400
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that TARPON IV LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2639 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: WRIGHTS 1ST ADDITION LOTS 7, 10, 11
BLOCK 6
3-22-37-35-0230-00060-0070
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE A BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD407
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The cerbficate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2583 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 2 & 3 BLOCK 247
3-21-37-35-0020-02470-0020
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341151 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD409
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2580 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 10 1112 BLOCK 243
3-21-37-35-0020-02430-0100
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certifcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD225
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 775 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 25 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 25 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00025-GOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340820 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD401 2009TD223 2009TD027
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol- NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows: the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2525 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007 Cerbficate No: 703 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007 Certificate No: 157 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: CITY OF OKEECHOBEE LOT 11 & E 1/2 OF Description of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF Descnption of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
LOT 12 BLOCK 42 N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 24 34S 33E OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 11 34S 33E
3-15-37-35-0010-00420-0110 1-24-34-33-OAOO-00014-DOOO 1-11-34-33-OAOO-00016-HOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed: Name(s) in which assessed: Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR MICHAEL D. MCINNIS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho- County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho- County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010. bee, orida at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010. bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish /s/ Robin R. Parnsh /s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodaon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770 1.800.955.8770 1.800.955.8770
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I
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD402
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2579 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: 1ST ADDITION TO CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
LOTS 8 & 9 BLOCK 243
3-21-37-35-0020-02430-0080
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
GERALDINE BERTRAM
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
341149 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD224
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 713 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 20 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 20 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00020-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD216
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 571 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Prperty: LOT E OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 22 34S 33E
1-22-34-33-0A00-00010-E000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW 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 HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340811 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD221
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 664 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 23 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00023-K000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Rorida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD228
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 858 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 04 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-00004-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerhficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
340823 ON 12/11,18,25/09;01/01/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD230
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerhficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon of
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 985 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpbon of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF 51/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-OAOO-00011-GOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such cerhficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Forida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD231
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing cerficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issue
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnpbon ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1096 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 07 34 34S 33E
1-34-34-33-OAOO-00007-DOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property ir
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day ofJanuary, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Parsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding al
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Ronda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD229
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issue
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnphon ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 972 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Descnpton of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 5 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF
S1/2 OF TRACT 05 29 34S 33E
1-29-34-33-OAOO-00005-POOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property ir
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding al
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Fonda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD218
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issue
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnphon ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 641 Yearof Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnphon of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OA0-00011-EOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property ir
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Fonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day ofJanuary, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Flonda
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days pnor to the proceeding al
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Forida 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD215
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 538 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 21 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 21 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-OAOO-00021-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Rorda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that DENTON II LLC the holder of the fol
lowing cerbficate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 855 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOTS E AND K OF TRACT 3 W1/2 OF W1/2
OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 03 AND E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF
S1/2 OF TRACT 03 27 34S 33E
1-27-34-33-OAOO-00003-EOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ROBERT L REPASS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, he property in
such cerbficate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD227
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 836 YearofIssuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 27 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 27 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-OA0-00027-HOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho
bee, Ronda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Fort St. Lucie, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.437C
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD217
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descnption ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 701 Yearof Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF 51/2 OF TRACT 13 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00013-LOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CFS PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
CHL HOLDINGS INC.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to he proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD203
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WINDER VI LLC the holder of the fol
lowing certificate has filed said cerbficate(s) for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description ol
the property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 415 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripbon of Property: LOTS A AND B OF TRACT 12 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 12 AND W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2
OFTRACT 12 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-OAOO-00012-AOOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) in which assessed:
DRSIRAJ AHMAD
SHAMA P AHMAD
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 14th day of January, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parnsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later han seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2009TD395
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ELLA III LLC the holder of the follow
ing certificate has filed said certificates) for a tax deed to be issued there
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the name(s) in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 2168 Yearof Issuance: June-01-2007
Descnption of Property: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT
15 SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1; THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG
THE NORTHERLY PROJECTION OF THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE OF 159.46 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
TION WITH THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 304TH STREET
(STATE ROAD 15-C); THENCE RUN WESTERLY ALONG THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 304TH STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF
246.85 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF N.E. 55TH AVENUE;
THENCE RUN SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR A
DISTANCE OF 158.96 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT
15, SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS UNIT 1; THENCE RUN EASTERLY
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 15 FOR A DISTANCE
OF 242 FEETTO THE POINTOF BEGINNING.
1-19-34-36-OAOO-00007-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Flonda
Name(s) in which assessed:
E & S DAIRY
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property i
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flonda at 10:00 A.M., on the 28th day ofJanuary, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Pamsh
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Amencans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Dnve, Port St. Lucle, Flonda 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 08-CA-97
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST
FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF
ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-M2
Plaintiff
VS.
IRIS MARRERO, et al.
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure or Order dated 11/16/2009,
entered in Civil Case Number 08-
CA-97, in the Circuit Court for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Flonda, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, IN TRUST
FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF
ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-M2 is the Plain-
tiff, and IRIS MARRERO, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 19 Block 10, of BASS-
WOOD, Unit No.l, according to
the Plat thereof, as recorded
in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 22, of
the Public records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at Jury Assem-
bly Room, Second Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312
N.W Third Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day
of Jan., 2010. 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 pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Sharon Robertson
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda F Young


As Deputy Clerk
Florda Foreclosure Attorneys, PLLC
601 Cleveland St, Suite 690
Clearwater, Fl 33755-4104
"In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act, persons in need
of a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding shall,
within seven (7) days prior to any
proceeding, contact the Administra-
tive Office of the Court, at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Fbrt St. Lucie,
Florida 34968 telephone
1-772-807-4370, TDD
1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-8770
via Flonda Relay Service"
apre ako ki fet avek Americans With
Disabilites Act, tout moun kin ginyin
yun bezwen speslyal pou akomoda-
slyon pou yo patisip6 nan program
sa-a dwe, nan yun tan re"..zonab an
ninpot aranjman kapab fet, yo dw6
kontakt6 Administrative Office Of
The Court i nan nimero 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Fbrt St. Lucie,
Florida 34968 telifon nam se
1-772-807-4370 oubyen TDD
1-800-955-8771 oubyen
1-800-955-8770 I pasan pa Flonda
Relay Service.
En accordance avec la Loi des
"Amencans With Disabilities". Les
personnel en besoln dune accomo-
dation special pour parbciper a ces
procedures dolvent, dans un temps
reasonable, avante d'entreprendre
aucune autre demarche, contacted
Office administrative de la Court sl-
tud au 250 NW Country Club Dnve,
Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34968, le tele-
phone 1-772-807-4370, TDD
1-800-955-8771 ou 1-800-955-8770
Via Flonda Relay Service.
"De acuerdo con el Acto 0 Decreto
de los Amencans con Impedimentos,
Inhabilitados, personas en necesidad
del servicio especial pare parbcipar
en este procedimlento debran, den-
tro de un bempo razonable, antes de
cualquier procedimlento, ponerse en
contact con la oficina Administrati-
va de la Corte 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, Flonda 34968,
Telefono 1772-807-4370, TDD
1-800-955-8770 o 1-800-955-8771
Via Flonda Relay Service"
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Volleyball tourney
This past Sunday, Dec. 13, Parks & Recs hosted a volleyball tournament
on the sand courts across Yearling Middle School. The tournament winners
are team Sandy Bottom Bunch, finishing undefeated at 6-0. (LtoR) Rebecca
Gainer, Brett Barcia, Jeneane Rhuda, Brandon Gabbard, and Ricky Rhuda.


to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred
Heart offers a service to youth and chil
dren by giving free classes in martial arts.
The classes are currently taught four days
a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m.


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Okeechobee High School Volleyball banquet held


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Brahman volleyball team continued
to be one of the most successful squads on
campus this year as they once again had a
winning record and qualified for the state
regional.
On Dec. 11, the girls got together one last
time to celebrate that success.
Monica Koger won the most kills award,
Paige McCrary won the most blocks award,
LeAnna Cotton had the most aces, Megan
Clements had the most digs, Rebekah Bryan
had the best ace to error ratio, LeAnna Cotton
had the best kills to errors ratio, Koger had
the best kill percentage, Cotton had the most
assists, Megan Clements won the best passer
award, Koger won the most digs award, and
Cotton won the most service points award.
Several of the girls won academic awards
for having a grade point average of 3.5 or
above during the volleyball season.
Koger will receive a four-year letter award
at the end of the year. Megan Clements ac-
cepted a three-year lettermen award and
Janezzka Koger earned a two-year lettermen
award.
Coach Todd Jones also honored his
score keepers and volunteers. Karen Cotton
was honored for her work as junior varsity
coach.
Coach Jones said he was very pleased
with how the season went this year. He said
he expects the program to continue to build
and improve, "Every year you look at your
seniors and ask yourself how are you going
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to replace them. The younger girls with an-
other club season, another year older and
a year stronger always trickle in and find a
spot when the next high school season rolls
around."
Jones said his girls have played together
for a long time and he predicted their hard
work will come to fruition next year.
"It was a good group this year. It's kind of
fun to have a group of girls that you spend a
lot of time with and have a personal relation-
ship with. Having that extra time with them
to build a relationship has been very nice for
me," he added.
Brittany Freeman won the Brahman
award and Monica Koger won the most valu-
able player award.
Freeman said she was kind of surprised
to win the award but that it meant a lot to
her, "I think we have a good chance to go far
next year. This year we had a strong team.
We lose three seniors but I feel the girls that
fill their spots will be just as strong."
Freeman said she tried to keep a good
attitude and encourage her teammates this
year. She said she always tried to support the
coach and his decisions.
"It was a pleasure to win the Brahman
award and it means a lot to me," she added.
Coach Jones said the program continues
to have a lot of potential. He noted the team
will give Jensen Beach a true run for their
money next year.
"I honestly say I look forward to going to
practice and spending time with each and
every one of you every day. It was an enjoy-
able experience for me," he added.


Okeechobee finished 20-11 this year.
The Junior Varsity awards went to Miran-
da Serrano for offensive player, Krista Ward
for defensive player of the year, and Katie
Ward for most improved player. Brooke Sny-
der won the Brahman award.


Six of the junior varsity girls won academ-
ic award for having a grade point average
of 3.5 or above during the season. Each of
the girls also received certificates and a team
photo of the squad.
The JV finished 14-5 this past season.


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