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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Old Testament tells of Ne-
hemiah using volunteer labor to
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. An-
other volunteer group is building
walls in Okeechobee today.
Rev. John Holloway, Missions
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The bosses, Rev. John Hol-
loway, left, and Dennis Shipp,
right, professional builder,
supervise a volunteer crew.


Community theatre


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on the mountain'


Lovers of both gospel music
and bluegrass will find a lot to like
in the final production of the sea-
son by the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre.
"Smoke on the Mountain,"
billed as a gospel music comedy,
will be performed on March 5, 6, 12
& 13, at 8 p.m. each evening at the
theatre on the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus, one block west of
Golden Corral restaurant. Advance
reserved seat tickets are now on
sale at the Chamber of Commerce
for $12 each.
It's 1938, and Mount Pleasant
Baptist Church's pastor, Mervin
Oglethorpe, is presiding over his
first-ever Saturday night gospel


sing. The evening's special guests
are the Sanders Family Singers,
who arrive a bit flustered and out
of breath. Their tour bus over-
turned in a ditch next to the local
pickle factory. Some kind local
residents came to their rescue, and
now they're ready to sing, testify,
and generally entertain you for the
next two hours (allowing for a 15-
minute intermission.)
The music, mostly bluegrass-
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harmonies, and features a variety of
instruments, including guitar, ban-
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Jim Lashley lived for, and loved, Okeechobee County


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When asked about James D. (Jim) Lash-
ley, friends described him in a number of dif-
ferent ways hard working, a good listener,
caring and a sportsman. But the one phrase
used most often: he loved Okeechobee
County.
"I can't think of anything but good about
Jim. If he had a fault, it was worrying too
much about people's problems," said El-
der Sumner, a former Okeechobee County
Commissioner who served on that board
with Jim. "If we ever had a good commis-
sioner, he was one."
Clif Betts, the current chairman of the
Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners, also worked with Jim.
"He was one of the hardest working
commissioners we ever had. He cared about
Okeechobee right up until he died," said Mr.
Betts, who was a close friend of Jim's and
remains close to Jim's wife Deloris.
They were so close that the Lashley's
children referred to Mr. Betts as Uncle Clif.
And all of Jim's work on behalf of
Okeechobee County was more than evident
as Deloris carefully removed newspaper clip-
pings and old photos of her husband from
three nearly overflowing storage containers.
As she gently handled each clipping now
yellowed with time, Jim's wife of 53 years
would softly say: "Oh, look at this," or "Oh,
look, I forgot about this," and, "he worked
so hard."
Now and then she would smile at on old
photo, or sigh gently as she remembered
her husband.
"He loved this county. He would vote
on what was best for the county, even if it
hurt him personally," she said. "He worked
at so many different things that helped this
county."
Even after Jim lost his bid to serve a
fourth term as a county commissioner, he
continued to serve on county boards, such
as the planning board, until 2008 when he
resigned due to health issues.
Jim died Jan. 25, 2010, at the age of 78.
Deloris recounted how she first met Jim
in Des Moines, Iowa. He was in the U.S.
Army and stationed in Chicago, Ill., but was
in Des Moines buying meat for the Army. Jim
also worked at a local A&P grocery store at
night to earn extra money.
"He was dating my roommate, who was
a cashier at the A&P," said Deloris, who was
the office manager at a garment factory at


the time. "I would cook and feed him, then
he and my roommate (Lisa) would go out."
But, as fate would have it, he took a shine
to Deloris and they became husband and
wife in 1956.
"I guess it was all right because she (Lisa)
gave us a wedding present when we got
married," chuckled Deloris.
The couple moved back to Miami in
1957, where Jim had lived with his parents
since his teens. Jim was born Sept. 19, 1931,
in Elba, Ala.
As a member of the Edison High School
track team in Miami, Jim not only ran track
but was a pole vaulter. He later became an
avid hunter, angler and scuba diver.
When Jim was discharged from the
Army he went to work with his dad, James
B. Lashley, who had a flooring business. It
was the flooring business that led Jim and
Deloris to Okeechobee, well, in a round-
about way.
While working with his dad Jim learned
how to refinish bowling lanes, which came
in handy when Jim and Deloris operated
Florida Bowling Supply.
In 1968 Jim and Deloris opened Big Lake
Bowl in Okeechobee, located on U.S. 441
N., and ran it until 1981.
"That was the worst mistake we ever
made financially, but not for our kids. We
were both worn completely out," said De-
loris.
Jim and Deloris raised five children and


she's still thankful today that they were
brought up in Okeechobee County.
Jim served as president of the Okeecho-
bee County Chamber of Commerce from
1969 until 1976, then remained a Chamber
board member. He was first elected to his
District 1 county commission seat in 1976.
From the mounds of mementoes, Deloris
found her husband's campaign speech from
his initial run for county commissioner. The
speech was typed on the back of two invoic-
es from Florida Bowling Supply.
"I've still got that old Royal typewriter,"
she said fondly.
While serving the county and the com-
munity, Jim joined with Frankie Russell to
get the Okeechobee Citizens Recreation As-
sociation (OCRA) going.
"He helped get OCRA going again," said
Mr. Betts. "It started in 1960 but fell apart.
He was instrumental in getting it back to-
gether."
Mr. Sumner described Jim as "a real
champion of OCRA."
Deloris said one of her husband's proud-
est accomplishments as a commissioner
also centered around sports. She said Jim
was extremely proud and happy when the
county bought 39 acres from Zora Coker Nix
on Aug. 1, 1986, and went on to put in the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
According to Darrell Enfinger, who heads
up the county's Parks and Recreation De-
partment, the swimming pool and one ball
field were built in 1990.
Jim also played a large part in getting the
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rodeo in conjunction with the Speckled
Perch weekend. And speaking of Speckled
Perch, while serving as Chamber president
Jim sent out invitations to every candidate
who was running for the U.S. presidency in
1972 asking them to take part in the festival.
But, only Alabama Governor George Wal-
lace accepted. Deloris proudly showed an
old newspaper clipping of Gov. Wallace and
her husband seated next to each other.
Jim also played a large part in Okeecho-
bee County's purchase of their first fire truck
from the Ruskin Volunteer Fire Department,
recalled Mr. Betts.
In 1973 Jim helped make, and hang, the
first Christmas decorations in the city. The
decorations were adorned with lights by
cheerleaders from Okeechobee High School.
It just so happened that Lisa Lashley, one of
the Lashley's daughters, was a member of
that cheerleading squad.
Jim did all this while holding down a
full-time job as an insurance salesman. He
finally retired from that job with Liberty Na-
tional in 1994.
In 1997 and 1998, Jim served as the Ex-
alted Ruler of the Okeechobee Elk's Club.
"He just couldn't sit still-even as sick as
he was. The night before he died, he told me
he had lived a full life," said Deloris.
Yes he did. He not only lived his life for
his family, but for Okeechobee County and
all its residents.
"He was a damn good commissioner,"
said Mr. Sumner.
And, to everyone who knew him, an
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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).
Ronze Cummings, 50, N.W 12th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 7, by Offi-
cer Lawrence Parzygnat on a charge of ag-
gravated assault with a deadly weapon. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Richard L. Hilding, 61, Vinalhaven,
Me., was arrested Feb. 8 by Deputy Thomas
Kitchen on a charge of driving under the in-
fluence. He was released on his own recog-
nizance.
Elmer Earl White, 60, S.E. 33rd Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 9, by Deputy
Sergeant Robert Staton on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with keep-
ing a gambling house. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Christine Green, 30, Seaway Drive, Fort
Pierce, was arrested Feb. 9, by Deputy Yamil
Astacio on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with trespass in a structure and
grand theft. Her bond was set at $6,000.
Michelle Corsetti Stephenson, 47, Res-
ervation Road, Okeechobee, was arrested
Feb. 9 by Deputy Thomas Kitchen on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging her
with filing a false insurance claim. Her bond
was set at $5,000.
Javas Jones, 18, N.E. 12th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Deputy Ser-
geant Robert Coleman on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with culpable
negligence with personal injury, possession
of a firearm by a minor and failure to appear
- violation of probation docket call. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then taken to the Department of Juvenile
Justice Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
Troy Daniels Billie, 20, N.W Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Ser-


geant Justin Bernst on a Glades County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine. He is being
held without bond.
Timothy Lynn Miller, 21, 61st Court,
Vero Beach, was arrested Feb. 11 by Sgt.
Justin Bernst on an Indian River County war-
rant charging him with child abuse. He was
released on his own recognizance.
Luis Gutierrez, 25, Laurel Ridge Cir-
cle, Riviera Beach, was arrested Feb. 11 by
Deputy Tammy Serafini on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with carrying
a concealed firearm and discharging a fire-
arm in public. His bond was set at $4,000.
Richard Carroll Hinds, 74, S.E. 27th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11
by Deputy Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with criminal mischief over $1,000. His bond
was set at $5,000.
Andrew Kennelley, 23, N.E. 120th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Depu-
ty Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with grand theft. He
was released on his own recognizance.
Luis Morales, 26, S.E. 24th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Feb. 11 by Deputy Adrian
Rogers on a charge of driving while license
suspended with knowledge habitual of-
fender. His bond was set at $250.
Angela Denise Cooper, 32, N.E. 12th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 11 by
Deputy Matt Crawford on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with felony
battery. Her bond was set at $1,000.
John Jonathon Mitchell, 18, S.E. 38th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 12
by Deputy Donald Ellis on a charge of pos-
session of a firearm and ammunition by a
convicted felon. His bond was set at $5,000.
Kaley Herpin, 21, Hemlock Ave.,
Sebring, was arrested Feb. 12 by Deputy
Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with grand theft-motor
vehicle. Her bond was set at $5,000.
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Cyber safety seminar is Feb. 18


The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice will host a free cyber safety training
seminar for parents on Thursday, Feb. 18,
beginning at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School lecture hall.
Captain Wil Hernandez from the Florida


Attorney General's Office will be the guest
speaker. The seminar is being held in con-
junction with the new cyber crime training
program offered by Florida Attorney Gen-
eral Bill McCollum.


S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 12 by
Deputy John Hazy on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with violation of
probation driving under the influence. He
is being held without bond.
Leonel Domingo, 23, S.E. 74th Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 12 by Dep-
uty Mark Margerum on a felony charge of
resisting a law enforcement officer with
violence. He was also arrested on misde-
meanor charges of battery and resisting a
law enforcement officer without violence.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Fernando Hernandez, 23, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 13 by Deputy Cari Arnold
on a charge of burglary of an occupied
dwelling. His bond was set at $5,000.
Richard Anthony Bonnell, 31, S.E. 36th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 13
by Deputy John Ashby on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence and violation of driv-
er's license restrictions. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Lindsay B. Sauls, 20, S.E. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 13 by Deputy
John Hazy on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with failure to return leased
property. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Dean M. Murawski, 39, Okeechobee,
was arrested Feb. 14 by Sergeant Victoria
Williams on a charge of driving under the
influence. His bond was set at $500.
Dale Michael Gorney, 25, N.W 35th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by
Deputy Mark Margerum on a warrant charg-


ing him with failure to return leased prop-
erty. His bond was set at $2,500.
Carlos J. Garcia, 25, S.E. 27th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by Officer
Scott Morgan on a charge of possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription.
His bond was set at $1,500.
Mack Jefferson Hubbard IV, 42, N.E.
70th Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb.
15 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a De-
partment of Corrections warrant charging
him with violation of probation withhold-
ing information from a prescriber. He is be-
ing held without bond.
Louis James Vestal, 37, N.W. 39th Cir-
cle, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with felony
petit theft. His bond was set at $2,500.
Kevin Dewayne Boswell, 28, N.E. 32nd
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 15 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with felony
battery. His bond was set at $2,500.
Andre Randel Wigfall, 24, W Village
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 16 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an amended
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation assault. His
bond was set at $1,500.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to inform this newspa
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Sheriff's posse in parade
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Posse rode in the Speckled Perch Festival
Parade in downtown Okeechobee on Saturday, Feb. 13.


February 17, 2010


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Free fair shut down
*The fact that most people don't know
or may not remember is that on January 2,
2005 the following appeared in the Penny-
saver: "49th annual American Legion Fair,
February 3 thru February 13th, 2005." The
Legion held the fair since then for 11 days
always ending on the second Sunday in Feb-
ruary. Some years it will start in late January
and end on the second Sunday in February
always but will never start later than Feb. 4
as this year and ended on Feb. 14. That is
the way the calender days run. The Legion
has been consistent in closing down on the
second Sunday in February since 2005.
In 2007, the Legion knew they had an
issue with the state law because that year
they got a letter from the Fair Board in ad-
vance to OK the dates. Then in 2008 and
2009, they started the free fair in January so
there were no conflicts. So I am wondering
why the Legion didn't realize there could be
a problem this year.
I guess I am remembering fairs before
2005. They keep talking about 50 years of
history. So I remember going to the fair
when it was one week long, always the first
week in February, starting on Monday and
ending on Sunday. We stopped going to the
fair about 10 years ago because we didn't
feel safe there at night due to all the gang
activity.
Considering how bad the weather was
over the weekend, I don't think closing the
free fair early really hurt the Legion much
financially. Friday night with the rain they
probably could not have opened the rides
and if they had, few people would have
come. Saturday was cold and windy. Very
few people even turned out for the parade.
The American Legion Free Fair was
there first. Why did we need a county fair?
I don't see that it does the county any good
as people who might drive from the coast
don't come through town and shop here.
After the rodeo they just drive back home.


Speckled Perch Festival
What a shame the weather was so bad
for the festival. Usually the parade route is
lined with people waiting to watch the pa-
rade. This year there were just a few folks
here and there. And the parade itself was
only 15 to 20 minutes. Where were the
school clubs? Where were the marching
bands? Has the community abandoned
the festival? I know it lost a lot of its impact
when the Cattlemen decided to move the
rodeo to the Agri-Civic Center and partner
with the fair. Was the problem that the com-
munity just doesn't care about the festival
or did the Chamber wait too long to start
advertising and promoting it? If you are go-
ing to enter a festival float in a parade, you
need a couple months notice to plan and
build it.
I think the Speckled Perch Festival is
a dying tradition just like so many other
things that are lost with each new genera-
tion. We went to the park on Saturday and
the atmosphere wasn't anything like it used
to be when we were little.
I think moving the festival date had a
lot to do with the low attendance. Truthfully
I had forgotten about the new date and I
am sure many others did too. Maybe next
year's attendance will be better.
I think it goes back to not having it with
the rodeo because when it was with the ro-
deo it was promoted a lot more. And per-
haps the problems with the Chamber might
have had something to do with it too. The
weather wasn't any help but no one can
control that. But who's going to travel very
far just to see some arts and crafts and have
nothing else to do?
*The cattlemen always do a good job of
promoting their rodeos -- even putting com-
mercials on TV on the coast to bring people
over. So that is probably a big factor in the
attendance. I am sure the chamber's festival
greatly benefited from the people in town
for the rodeo. But even if there had been
crowds in attendance, there wasn't much
of a parade. It used to be an hour long.
The chamber was closed for most of
December. They didn't even announce the
festival until the middle of January. No won-
der it didn't do very well.
Why do they put the horses at the start
of the parade? I was sorry to see that the pa-
rade was such a flop. You can only look at so
many crafts before you go insane. Okeecho-
bee has lost its GLOW to the other counties.
We have nothing to do here. That's why we
all go to the coast for the weekend.


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The sheriff's posse was right after the
color guard at the front of the parade. Their
"pooper scooper" group was at the very
end of the
parade.
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scooper
right after the posse because there weren't
any marching units after the color guard?
That way the inmates the sheriff's office
sent to clean up could clean up after all the
horses instead of just after their unit.
As a "youth," I joined a Drum and
Bugle Corps. The Unit competed during the
season in different States. During the "off
season," we contracted out for parades. I
never enjoyed seeing a horse in a parade
after the first experience of being behind
them.
I am waiting to see what happens if
the elephant sanctuary opens and we get
an elephant in our parade. Who will clean
up after that?
Remember those days where you could
plan a family day for the Speckled Perch?
Wake up, go to the parade, walk around the
park then off to the rodeo. Those days are
no more. It's very upsetting to destroy the
history of the Speckled Perch. Wouldn't it
make sense they would make more money
to have it all on the same weekend? It is
extremely heartbreaking to the county and
history of Okeechobee.
As I understand it, the rodeo moved
out to the Agri-Civic Center arena because
the old arena has some structural problems
that would cost a lot to fix. So they moved it
to the Agri-Civic Center and it became part
of the fair, as the livestock show is the fol-
lowing week. The Speckled Perch Festival
could have kept their same festival dates. I
think they did that the first year. But since
people did not have to drive through town
to get to the rodeo, the festival did not at-
tract the crowds they once did. And with-
out the crowds, the arts and crafts vendors
don't want to come back.


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Remember the Maine
At 9:40 on the evening of 15 February,
a terrible explosion on board the Maine
shattered the stillness in Havana Harbor.
Later investigations revealed that more than
five tons of powder charges for the ves-
sel's six and ten-inch guns ignited, virtually
obliterating the forward third of the ship.
The remaining wreckage rapidly settled to
the bottom of the harbor. Most of Maine's
crew were sleeping or resting in the enlist-
ed quarters in the forward part of the ship
when the explosion occurred. Two hundred
and sixty-six men lost their lives as a result
of the disaster: 260 died in the explosion or
shortly thereafter, and six more died later
from injuries. Captain Sigsbee and most of
the officers survived because their quarters
were in the aft portion of the ship.

Viking area
Problems in the prairie will continue as
long as code enforcement will allow people
too live in campers, hunt camps sheds and
tents! I have long complained about this.
When people are allowed to live in these
conditions, they feed off the rest of us who
maintain jobs. Some of them don't need
much to live just what they can take from
others. If the cops and code enforcement
would do more out here, we then could rid
the area of such problems.

Traditions come and go
All of this talk about the festivals and
traditions reminded me of something. When
I first moved to Okeechobee, the commu-
nity had a long standing tradition of an arts
and crafts fair over Thanksgiving weekend.
It was three days Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day. There were arts and crafts folks from
all over and they packed the parks with
booths. And many local clubs used that as
a fundraiser, making items to sell there. I
believe the Exchange Club hosted it as their
annual fundraiser. On Saturday morning,
they would have the community holiday
parade -- sort of like Macy's Thanksgiving
Parade because it opened the Christmas
season. The chamber sponsored the pa-
rade and it brought lots of folks downtown.
And then one year the chamber decided to
have a night Christmas parade and hold it
in December. That was the end of the arts
and crafts festival. They tried having it for a
few years but without the parade they didn't
draw the crowds.


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Letter to the editor


Thoughts on the American
Legion Pageant-a huge
suCCess
In one word, proud.
How proud I am of all the lovely contes-
tants in the 2010 American Legion Pageant
held this Thursday, Feb. 11.
There were young ladies wearing full-
length gowns in every color of the rainbow.
They walked across the stage, gave their in-
terview answers to some, what we thought,
fairly easy questions. We didn't know the an-
swers to some of the questions would cause
the contestant and the audience to break
down in tears.
One child was asked who would she
most want to be like, and answered, with
tears rolling down her face, "my father, be-
cause of how much he loves me." This is a
very proud moment.
Another young women, with tears in her
eyes, mentioned how much she wants to be
a chemist to find the cure for Alzheimer's, to
help her grandmother who suffers from this
disease. This is a proud moment.
These girls are not only beautiful on the
outside, they are also beautiful on the in-
side.


This young lady, a fine ROTC cadet,
stands tall, coming to the pageant with a
full page resume of her military accomplish-
ments, told of her military experience along
with the history of it, in her family-this is a
very proud moment. She is proud of herself,
her family, and everything she stands for.
After an unsettling week at the American
Legion, because of a schedule upset, I am
proud to say the American Legion did a very
fine job of presenting the pageant for our up
and coming women, mothers, and career
girls.
The stage was softly lit with red lights and
twinkling white ones. Balloons were sup-
plied by Pat's Flowers along with six huge
plants for greenery. There were stars on
the backdrop to remind us of the stars and
stripes.
The opening pledge of allegiance was
most proudly recited by all in the audience,
followed by a prayer, closing in a resounding
"Amen," bringing us all together in spirit.
Some of the contestants are "seasoned"
in pageantry and love to enter year after year,
looking more beautiful and more grown up
than the year before. Some of the contes-
tants are brand new saying, "I'm scared to
death."
As I look around at the parents and other


Community Calendar


WEDNESDAY
Martha's House support groups for survivors
of domestic violence are held on Wednesdays at
5 p.m. at 4134 Hwy 441 North. For information
call Shirlean at 863-763-2893.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second
St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will
be a closed discussion.
Bingo at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge.
Food will be served at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at
6 p.m. Public is welcome.
THURSDAY
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus
Ministries will meet for a pot luck supper at 6
p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
863-763-2285.
Okeechobee Stitchin' meets every Thursday
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave.
Bring your sewing project and machine and join
in on the fun. All types of sewing is welcome. For
more information call Corry Geissinger at 863-
467-2231.
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third
Thursday of the month to help and encourage
women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The meeting will be held at the American Red
Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 un-
til 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at
863-824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m.
until 9 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum
on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
863-467-8020, or Marie at 863-357-0868.
Family History Center is open from 1 until 5
p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day


Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding your ancestors is welcome. For informa-
tion, call The Family History Center at 863-763-
6510 or Richard Smith at 863-261-5706 for spe-
cial appointments.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the
Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For in-
formation, call 863-763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at
9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call 863-763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from
noon until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64
501 SE Second St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at
863-357-1639.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Phyllis at 863-467-8636, or
Hazel at 863-763-4920, for information.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and
English as a second language classes from 7 un-
til 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group
Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area Agency
on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group ev-
ery Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for
an ill family member is welcome. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For in-
formation, call 863-467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Contractors Association will
meet every third Thursday from noon until 1 p.m.
at Beef 0' Bradys. All contractors are welcome.
For more information, contact Scott Chapman at
863-634-7532.
New Beginnings Narcotics Anonymous has
moved to 103 S.W. Second Ave. at 7 p.m. For in-
formation, call Monika at 863-801-3244 or Rocy
at 863-610-0975.


family members, what a gift from God they
have as they raise these children in their
homes.
We tend to think all teenagers are spoiled,
flunking school, bad drivers and drug ad-
dicted people. This is not the case, as I visit


Okeechobee

Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
64. Wind chill values as low as 31 early.
Northwest wind between 5 and 15 mph,
with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around
39. Calm wind becoming north northwest
around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high
near 64. Winds will be from the northeast at
around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low
around 35. Winds will be from the north
northwest around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 67.
Winds will be from the northwest around 5
mph becoming calm.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low
around 39. Winds will be calm becoming
north northwest around 5 mph.


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Florida Lottery Here are the num-
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Cash 3: 4-6-3; Play 4: 6-0-3-4; Fantasy 5:
10-14-25-29-33; Mega Money: 27-30-41-44
MB 1; Florida Lotto: 6-15-23-24-34-38 X 4;
Powerball: 10-14-30-40-51 PB1 x4. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 3-3-0; Play 4:
1-4-2-4.


with all the teens in the American Legion
Pageant.
These children have goals, ambitions and
dreams for themselves and this community.
I am so very proud of them.
Blessings to all, Bobbi Poole


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Special to the Okeechobee News/OCA

OCA students excel
Okeechobee Christian Academy students made the A/B Honor Roll for the
second nine weeks. These children have worked very hard, Great Job Stu-
dents! Devon Richbourg, Nicholas Rodriguez, Vincenzo Pasquerella, Matthew
Belcher, Ashley Hancock, Jared Marin, Jermari Wright, Josh Hiler, Mason
Micco- Sweat, Josiah Smith, Jada Grant, Abigail Smith, Savannah Dyals, Ari-
anna Lorusso, Joshua Hapner, Madison Hancock, Danyelle Boromei, Nichole
Stephenson and Dakota Entry. Not Pictured: Kyle Entry and Rylee Lopez.


February 17, 2010


Okeechobee News






Community Events


Tourney helps March of Dimes
Seacoast National Bank invites everyone
to the 8th Annual Big Lake Bass Fishing
Tournament to be held on Saturday, Feb.
20, at Pier II Resort located at 2200 Hwy. 441
SE. Registration is $80 per boat, two-person
team and begins at a.m. This event will ben-
efit the March of Dimes.

Pork dinner is fund raiser
Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 N Parrott Ave. Dine
in or take out. Seating times are 5,6, & 7 p.m.
Take out is available between 5-7:30 p.m. A
donation of $7 will buy a delicious pork din-
ner with potatoes, veggie, salad, tea/coffee
and dessert.


Hospice hosts yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 S.E. Fourth
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Thursday Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19, from
8 a.m. until noon. Or shop at the "Flea Mar-
ket" (outside under the Carport) where ev-
ery item is dirt cheap (prices start at only 10
cents per item). Funds raised will benefit pa-
tient care, including services at The Hamrick
Home. For information call 863-467-2321.

Meet and greet candidates
Meet and Greet with 2010 Republican
Candidates. Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5 to
7 p.m. Fellowship Hall at 401 S.W. Fourth
Street. For more information call 863-634-
3525. This is for everyone!


Okeechobee churches plan


special services and events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Community Choir,
in its 12th year under the direction of Sandy
Perry, is rehearsing for an Easter Cantata,
Nineteen area churches were represented
at the Christmas cantata and all interested
singers are invited to participate. Singers
should be able to match pitch and read
music a little. Rehearsals are fast paced and
loads of fund. The cantata will be presented
Palm Sunday weekend March 26-28 at the
First United Methodist Church. Anyone in-
terested in participating should call Sandy at
634-7714.
This evening, Feb. 17, is the last night for
the revival at Westside Christian Church,
8080 S.R, 70 W The service will begin at 6
p.m. Grace Harmony will sing and Evange-
list Willard Delaney will preach.
Imposition of ashes will be at 8 a.m.,
noon and 6 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb.
17 at Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W
Third St. Soup and salad will be served in the
Parish Hall following the 6 p.m. service.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Cath-
olic Church off State Road 70 at Chobee
Loop will have Ash Wednesday services at
7 p.m.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at the
Basinger Community Center, on Thursday,
Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to this
covered dish supper at 6 p.m. The service is
at 7 p.m. Eddie Woodham will speak and his
sister Francine will sing. For more informa-
tion, call Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W 6th Ave., will be hosting a community
gospel sing on Friday, Feb. 19 beginning at 7
p.m. Everyone is invited and coffee and des-
serts will be served after. Call Linda 863-763-
2938 or Micki 863-634-4327 with questions.
New Testament Baptist Church, 535
N.E. 28th Ave., will sponsor the Fourth An-
nual Big Water Jubilee Feb. 21-25. Services
on Sunday will be at 9:30 a.m., 10 :30 a.m.
and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday ser-
vices will be at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Pas-
tor Jason Selby of Brazil, Ind. and Pastor Tim
Thompson of Wetumpka, Ala. There will be


Places of

Worship

special singing by the Selby Family of Brazil,
Ind. the Singers of New Testament Baptist
Church and on Wednesday only, The Dartts
of Greenbrier, Tenn. There will be dinner on
the ground following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday
service. Supper will be served 5:30 to 6:30
Monday through Thursday.
Mike Hagan's Strength Team will ap-
pear Feb. 23 -28 at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center, at 6:30 each evening.
The Strength Team uses incredible feats of
strength as a tool to communicate with peo-
ple that may not normally come to church.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 700
S.W Sixth, St., will have their annual St. Pat-
rick's Festival on Saturday, March 6. Begin-
ning at 11:30 a.m. corned beef and cabbage
will be served for $6. At 2 p.m. live multi-cul-
tural entrainment will feature the Rondeau
School of Irish Dancer, Bolivian Dancers,
Okeechobee Steelers Band, Mexican enter-
tainers and martial arts exhibition. There will
be a variety of booths featuring a bake sale,
miscellaneous crafts, liquid refreshments
and Mexican food.
Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene,
425 SW 28th St., presents the Dixie Melody
Boys in concert, Thursday, March 25 at 7
p.m. Limited seating available, For more
information please call 863 763 7113.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from
area churches for this column. E-mail pgawda@
newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863 763-
3134, extension 4225.


Orchid Club to host guest
speaker at Feb. 22 meeting
Gary Baily, local grower and past presi-
dent of the Vero Beach Orchid Society, will
speak to the Okeechobee Orchid Club at
their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb.
22, at 7 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension
Office, 458 Highway 98 N. His topic will be
How to Keep your Orchids Warm on Cold
Nights. The Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m.
These meetings are open to the public.For
more information call the extension office at
863-763-6469.


Community Collaborative
Council meeting set
The Community Collaborative Council of
the Okeechobee Shared Services Network
will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. in the board room
of the Okeechobee School Board Office.
The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, collaborate
and share information regarding services for
children and their families.

Pet Rescue to hold car wash
fundraiser at Jersey Mike's
Humane Society Pet Rescue will hold a
Car Wash fundraiser at Jersey Mike's 611 W
Park St. on Feb. 27, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Also
check out our table of baked goods for dogs
and dog lovers, T shirts, Hats and more items
offered to help support the rescue mission.


Free tax help available
Need help filling out your income tax
forms? VITA volunteers will be at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall, 501 S.E. Second Avenue,
on Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Returns will be done on a first come,
first serve basis. The service may close early
depending on volume. For information, call
Neile Foreman at 863-357-1694 between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m.
Taxpayers need to bring to the VITA/TCE
sites the following items:
Photo identification;
Valid Social Security cards for the tax-
payer, spouse and dependents;
Birth dates for primary, secondary and
dependents on the tax return;
Current year's tax package, if received;
Wage and earning statements) Form
W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
Interest and dividend statements from
banks (Forms 1099);
A copy of last year's federal and state
returns, if available;
Bank routing numbers and account
numbers for direct deposit;
Other relevant information about in-
come and expenses;
Total paid for day care;
Day care provider's identifying num-
ber.
Trained community volunteers can help
eligible taxpayers with all special credits,
such as the EITC, Child Tax Credit or Credit
for the Elderly.
To file taxes electronically on a Married
Filing Jointly tax return, both spouses must
be present to sign the required forms.


Obituaries


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


Betty Davenport, 76
OKEECHOBEE Betty Davenport, 76, died
Feb. 13, 2010, in Okeechobee.
Mrs. Davenport was born in St. Cloud and
moved to ( i.- ...i. ...- 47 years ago coming
from Hollywood, Fla.
Betty retired after 20 years of dedicated service
of working for the county. She was an avid read-
er and homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Gary (Vicki) Dav-
enport and Bruce Davenport; daughters, Karen
Wasniewski and Chris (Blake) Lawrence, all of
( b., I, ,II,,, ten grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren; beloved friend, Dorothy Baker;
and a host of nieces and nephews. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband, Burl Davenport.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Hospice of ('. .... i P.O. Box 1548, Okee-
chobee, FL 34973.
A graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday,
Feb. 18, at Basinger Cemetery, Okeechobee.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hais-
ley Funeral & Cremation Service. A guest book
may be signed at www.haisleyfuneral-
home.com.


Clara (Sanford) Quirin, 92
ELKHART, Ind. Clara (Sanford) Quirin, 92,
of Elkhart, Ind., died at 3:04 p.m., Feb. 12, 2010,
in Bristol, Ind.
She was a resident of ( i.I . li, Fla., for 25
years.
Services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010,
at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home.

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Bill


Okeechobee News


February 17, 2010






March Of Dimes has hints for first-time dads


Annual March for Babies
is March 6
Finding out that you are going to be a fa-
ther can be an exciting and confusing time.
You may be asking yourself: How will having
a baby change my life? How will I pay for all
the things our baby will need? How can I be a
good dad? What can I do to help during preg-
nancy?
Questions like these are normal. Here are
some things you can do:
Go with your wife or partner to her precon-
ception and prenatal visits.
The health care provider will need to know
your medical history, too. Get to know the peo-
ple who will be taking care of your partner and
baby during the pregnancy.
Help plan for the baby.
Talk to your partner about what you both
want for the baby. Decide where the baby will
sleep, and make that part of your home color-
ful and welcoming for the baby. Go shopping
for baby things. If you are worried about not
having enough money, ask family members
and friends if you can borrow a crib, chang-
ing table, toys and baby clothes, or check out
secondhand and thrift shops.
Go to childbirth education classes with your
wife or partner.
You will learn how to help your partner dur-
ing labor and delivery. Ask the doctor, midwife,
nurse or local hospital or clinic about childbirth
classes near you.
Help your partner stay healthy during preg-
nancy.
Help her eat healthy foods, as recom-
mended by her health care professional. And
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make it easier for her.
Quit smoking. If you smoke, you are blow-
ing out secondhand smoke. This smoke isn't
good for your wife or the baby. It can hurt the
baby when it's inside your partner's uterus and
after birth. Also, pregnant women who smoke
are more likely to have babies born too small
and too soon. If you both smoke or even if one
of you smokes, now is a great time to quit.
Help your partner stay away from alcohol.
It's best for women not to drink any alcohol
during pregnancy because it can cause birth
defects. Help your partner stay away from beer,
wine, wine coolers, liquor and mixed drinks.
You can help by giving her healthy juices and
water to drink or by making fun nonalcoholic
drinks together. If your partner drinks a lot of
alcohol and can't stop, get help for her.
Help your partner stay away from street
drugs. Illegal drugs can hurt your baby. Get
help for your partner if she uses illegal drugs. If
you use illegal drugs, stop now for your baby's
sake.
Talk to the doctor about drugs and herbal
products. Prescription drugs and over-the-
counter medicines can also hurt your baby.
Your wife should tell her health care provider
about any medicines she is taking. She also
should check with her provider before taking
any new medicine. The doctor will make sure
that any prescription or over-the-counter medi-
cine she is taking is safe for the baby.
Make sure your partner stays away from
dangerous household products. Keep paint,
paint thinner, solvents and pesticides away
from your partner.
Finally, read up on pregnancy and child-
birth.
The March of Dimes has excellent resources


both on-line and in print. The March of Dimes
is a national voluntary health agency whose
mission is to improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects and infant mortality.
Whether you are already a parent or grand-
parent, whether you are expecting a babyyour-
self, or whether you simply want to work with
others toward a day when all babies are born
healthy, help the March of Dimes by participat-
ing in March for Babies 2010 on March 6.
To date, the following teams have registered
for 2010: Bank of America, Central Elementary,
Everglades Elementary, Fadley Law Office, Gil-
bert Chevrolet, Healthy Start Coalition, Law
Office of Cassels & McCall, New Endeavor
High School, North Elementary, Okeechobee
Board of Realtors, Okeechobee Food Ser-
vices, Okeechobee Freshman Campus Key
Club, Okeechobee High School Beta Club,
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The Okeechobee Shrine Club was deco-
rated in style for the inaugural 'Red is for
Love' Gala on Saturday, Feb. 13. The formal
dinner and dance was sold out with approxi-


Okeechobee News
Guests at the Red Cross gala enjoyed
food and fellowship in a beautifully
decorated hall.


mately 300 persons in attendance.
"I am astonished by the turn out," said
Larry Casey, CEO of the Greater Palm Beach
Area Regional Chapter of the American Red
Cross, noting that considering Okeechobee
County's year-round population is around
35,000 persons, those in attendance repre-
sented nearly 1 percent of the population.
"I can't think of another organization or
another community that can do that," he
said. For an event in Palm Beach County to
include 1 percent of the population, it would
have to attract more than 12,500 persons, he
pointed out.
He said the generosity of those who do-
nate to the Red Cross make it possible to
help those in our own community and in
places such as Haiti.
"You never know what lives you've
touched," he said. "Whether it's across the
world, across the nation or just down the
street, the American Red Cross is there."


The evening's
festivities in-
cluded a silent
auction on items
donated by area
individuals and
merchants; a
dinner of steak
or chicken Cor-
don Bleu; a live
auction for an Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Golf Brandon Tucker was
and Country Club the Master of Cere-
membership; an monies and auction-
upright piano eer for the gala.
with some local
history, a day at
Pine Creek Sport Club and an Osceola Tur-
key Hunt.
The evening also featured a drawing for
a diamond and ruby pendant, valued at
$2,400, from Wolfgang Jewelers.
Gala guests danced to the music of Brad
Brock and The Renegades.
Photographer Rafael was on hand to take
complimentary photos.
Maureen Budjinski and Toni Doyle were
co-chairs of the gala. Sonny and Betty Wil-
liamson were the honorary chairs for the
event.
While final totals were not available by
presstime, Mrs. Budjinski said the event
raised more than $22,000 for the Red Cross.
She said they hope to make it an annual
event.


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Frank and Brigitte Irby were among
the first couples to hit the dance floor
at the Red is for Love gala, enjoying
live music by Brad Brock and The Ren-
egades.


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The Shrine Club was decorated in red, black and white for the gala. At the close
of the evening, the floral centerpieces were auctioned off to raise even more
money for the Red Cross.


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CHURCH

Pastor of First Baptist Church (FBC), Sweet-
water in Longwood and his volunteer crew
are laying blocks for the walls of a new Span-
ish speaking church on N.W. 30th Street.
A total of 27 people on and off will work
during the 10 days the crew is here. The job
is supervised by two professional builders.
The rest of the crew is a combination of
retired people and people working in com-
puter software and other non-construction
vocations. One of the retired volunteers is 77
and another is 75.
For years this Spanish speaking congrega-
tion has been meeting in facilities furnished
by FBC Okeechobee. Rev. Holloway found
out about the Okeechobee church because


he and Rev. Randy Huckabee, Pastor of FBC
Okeechobee, both serve on the Missions
Committee of the Florida Baptist Conven-
tion.
Rev. Holloway said they wanted to come
in the winter when it would not be too hot,
but they weren't counting on having to work
in such cold weather. However, he describes
such projects as "a real joy."
The Sweetwater group is no stranger to
this type of job. For ten years Rev. Holloway
has been leading his volunteers on one proj-
ect a year. They have worked in such places
as Montana, Michigan, Cuba and Guatema-
la.
The group travels completely self con-
tained on these trips with some of the ladies
of the church coming along to cook. They
are being housed at FBC Okeechobee. v


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
A volunteer crew from First Baptist Church Sweetwater in Longwood is laying
blocks for a new church building on N.W. 30th Street for a Spanish speaking
congregation.


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ous homemade percussion instruments.
Nearly 30 new and old gospel songs
make the show a contemporary and histori-
cal musical treat. They include "Wonderful
Time Up There," "No Tears in Heaven,"
"Jesus Is Mine," "I Wouldn't Take Nothin'
For My Journey Now," "Whispering Hope,"
"I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap," and
"I'll Fly Away." In addition to the great music
and comedy, the show reveals itself as be-
ing about forgiveness, salvation, and getting
along with one's family.
Since its premier in 1988, "Smoke on
the Mountain" has gone on to become the
second most produced musical among re-
gional theatres, ranking right behind "Pump
Boys and Dinettes." It's been a runaway hit
in the city as well as the country, playing ex-
tended runs in New York and Branson (MO),
as well as in New Zealand, England, Ireland
and Canada. It has proven to be so success-
ful for one theatre group in Knoxville, Tenn.
that they have chosen to include it as a part
of their season line-up every year for more
than a decade.
The cast consists of Jim Clark as Pastor
Oglethorpe, with Billy McCullers, Joy Tus-
cani, Stephany Dupree, Nikki St. Pierre, Dan-
iel Womble and Ron Hayes as the Sanders
Family, and Judine Cole and Joanie Moffatt
as two wealthy spinsters who are the chief
benefactors of the tiny church. Ralph Baker
and Cathy Barber are back-up musicians.
The Okeechobee Community Theatre,


now in its 31st year, is an all-volunteer or-
ganization of local performers who present
live Broadway-style comedies, dramas, and
musicals. For more information, call Ron or
Jacque Hayes at 863-763-1307.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken

Leading the parade
The Okeechobee High School
R.O.T.C. provided the Color Guard
to lead the Speckled Perch Festival
Parade in downtown Okeechobee
on Saturday.


Tary 28, will receive one $50 gift certificate from Domino's Pizza.
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Tennis teams ready to begin campaign


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School girls tennis
team figures to field a strong squad this year
while the boys team has a number of return-
ing players which should make Okeecho-
bee's tennis seasonsan exciting one.
Coach Bryan Van Camp has practiced
with the teams for about two weeks now
and he expects a lot of solid play from the
girls.
While the girls are young, they are talent-
ed. The team has two players, Sam Rivero
and Heather Lanning who have played Unit-
ed States Tennis Association tournaments in
the off season. Both girls should keep each
other sharp as they battle for the number
one seed on the team.
Also in the mix is senior Katie Walker
who had a solid year last year, Katherine
Ragamat, who played singles last year, and
Liz Turner, who played doubles. Jenna Rath,
another freshman, is also in the lineup.
"I'm very impressed with the girls team,"
Van Camp said, "We have a lot of youth, but
some experience. It is going to be exciting
to see."
Van Camp said the girls USTA tourna-
ment experience should be a big asset this
season. He said none of the girls should be
affected by the pressure of a high school
match when they've played in front of large
crowds and against the best competition.
Van Camp admits he is not an histo-
rian about Okeechobee tennis but he feels
strongly that this group of freshmen can ac-
complish a lot of great things in the next few
years.
On the boys side Van Camp said his top
players include Zach Fowler, who has played
singles for three years, Kyle Lunt, and Max
Norman, who all played singles last year.
Also in the mix are doubles players Jonathan
Hudoff and Austin Willard. Chris Wegman
will also figure in the lineup somewhere.
Van Camp said he thinks the boys team
will have a fun year. He said they will be
competitive and play hard. "We have some
guys who will work hard and are excited to
play. I look forward to them getting an op-
portunity."
As for district contenders, Van Camp ex-
pects Martin County to be tough in both boys
and girls tennis. He said Treasure Coast was
a top girls team last year but they are no lon-


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Chris Wegman will be in the boys line-
up this year.


ger in the district. He also expects South Fork
to have tough teams. Others in the district
this year include Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce
Central and Sebastian River.
Van Camp said the girls can compete with
those schools. He said the boys chances will
be greatly determined by how well Lunt and
Norman play at higher seeds.
One thing for certain is the community
support his team receives. He said the ten-
nis team had great crowds last year and
they expect as much or more fans this year.
All of the home matches are played at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.


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Brahman boys season ends in district semifi]


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Terrance Wilson had 25 points and 15
rebounds in a dominating performance as
the Fort Pierce Cobras defeated Okeechobee
High School's basketball team 55-45 in the
District 14-4A Semifinals on Friday night in
Fort Pierce.
Wilson and Ft. Pierce broke away from
a 36-36 tie at the end of the third quarter as
they outscored Okeechobee 19-9 in the final
eight minutes.
"As a senior you have to step up," Wil-
son said afterward, "To win or lose, seniors
make a big difference. We passed the ball,
got good looks and crashed the boards."
Wilson said his team was motivated by
the fact that Fort Pierce has not won a dis-
trict championship in basketball since 1991.
He said his job was to keep the intensity and
pump up his teammates. "You can't stop
me, maybe you can slow me down. This
could not be my last game. We had to make
it."
Fort Pierce seemed to be in control early
in the game as they built a 10-4 early ad-
vantage. Okeechobee seemed to be out
of sync in the half court offense. Rarely did
Okeechobee get open looks from the out-
side. "Pressure defense does that to you,"
Brahman Coach Bryan Van Camp said, "At
times we held the ball too long, sometimes
not long enough. They got us out of our flow
and that is a credit to their defense."
Despite a slow start Okeechobee trailed
only 13-10 after the first quarter. Ricky Nieto,
Aaron Suarez and Deforest Shanks made
key baskets to keep the Brahmans in the
game early.
Three points from Jonathan Hudoff
helped Okeechobee (14-9) tie the score
early in the second quarter. The Brahmans
were able to build a four point advantage,
17-13, on a couple of inside buckets by Du-
elle Gore, who finished with 11 points.
Wilson hit a three point basket for Fort
Pierce near the end of the half as the Cobras
took a 24-22 lead into the locker room.
Fort Pierce built an eight point lead early
in the third on three inside baskets by Wil-
son as the Cobras found him open near the
hoop several times. Van Camp said Wilson
was a tough player to match up with.
"He's a special player. He was somebody
we wanted to watch out for. We were very
aggressive on the wings and we lost him a


few times. That was just good execution and
ball movement by them," Van Camp added.
Okeechobee rallied behind Austin Wil-
lard who hit a three point basket and Gore,
who hit a jumper, to tie the score at 36 after
the third quarter.
Okeechobee, who had a huge fan follow-
ing at the game, couldn't keep the momen-
tum in the fourth quarter. Fort Pierce went
ahead 44-40 after a basket by Ryan Osceola
and then started to take control. They built a
47-40 lead. Gore had a three point play un-
derneath to pull Okeechobee to within 47-
43 but that would be as close as Okeecho-
bee could get.
Van Camp said his team gave their all and
left it all on the court which is all he could
have asked. He said the senior class was an
incredibly special group of young men. He
predicted great things for them in the fu-
ture. "This moment isn't about stats or even
about the game of basketball. Our seniors
have unbelievable futures ahead of them,"
he added.
Georgio Newberry had 11 points and 10
rebounds for Fort Pierce. They went on to
defeat Jensen Beach 60-54 in overtime Sat-
urday to claim the district championship.


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rance Wilson during Friday's
Fort Pierce.


Deforest Shanks drives up the court during the first half of Friday's ga
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Brahmans baseball team working out the kinks


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Brahmans
pre season classic was nothing close to a
classic as cold weather and wind whipped
through Brahman field Saturday.
The Brahman gloves, arms and bats were
also cold as they fell to a talented John Car-
roll squad, 15-4.
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders said he
was disappointed in how the Brahmans
pitched against the Rams. The Brahmans
walked 10 batters and the team's two aces
Jonathan Crawford and Cameron Tewks-
bury both struggled.
"We're disappointed in our two guys.
They both got off to slow starts. We're deal-
ing with some mental stuff right now, the
guys weren't ready to play," he said.
The Rams scored four runs in the top of
the first inning as Crawford walked five bat-
ters in his only inning of work. Fred Davis
had a two run single and James Rodgers
added an RBI single for the Rams.
=^ I


The Rams made it 5-0 in the second after
a sacrifice fly, and then added six runs in the
third against Tewksbury. Hall had a three-run
triple during the big rally. Tewksbury walked
a batter and also hit a batter.
"I'm disappointed in how we played. I
thought we would be a little further ahead
than that. We definitely have some work to
do and we're going to start working," Ted-
ders added.
Derek Hall hit a three run homerun in the
fourth to finish off the Rams scoring. The
Brahmans also had a couple of balls fall in
the outfield that would normally be routine
fly outs.
"I think the kids think they're better than
they really are," Tedders said, "They think
everyone will bend over and let us win the
game easy because we're supposed to be
good. It doesn't work that way."
Okeechobee did get the bats working late
in the John Carroll game as they scored four
runs in the bottom of the fourth. Mark Weir
had a single, Justin Morgan an RBI single,
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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(Left) Drew Selvey watches a line drive during the first inning of Saturday's
game with John Carroll. (Right) It was that kind of day for Okeechobee. Cam-
eron Tewksbury reacts after striking out against the Rams.




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and Drew Selvey had a two-run triple for
Okeechobee.
Noah Wilcox pitched well for Okeecho-
bee in the fifth inning as he retired the side
in order with two strikeouts.
Weir had two hits for Okeechobee.
In the second game Fort Pierce defeated
John Carroll 7-5.
In the night cap Okeechobee played a
much better game but still lost 4-3 to Fort
Pierce. Brice Buckner pitched into the fourth
inning and allowed two earned runs. A cou-
ple of fielding errors helped the Cobras dur-
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lief for Okeechobee.
Derrius Bower had two hits and Rich-
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bats.
Coach Tedders said the weekend proves
his point to the players that they aren't ready
for success.
"The second game we got a few of the
younger players a chance to play. The kids
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 2009CP251
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN R.JENKINS
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHN R. JENKINS, deceased, whose
date of death was November 10,
2009, and whose Social Security
Number is ***-**-3516, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, the address of which
is 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee FL 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tatve and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 17th, 2010.
Attorney for Person Giving Notce:
Whitney Anne Metevia
Johnston & Metevia, R A.
2335 East Atlantic Blvd., Suite 301
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 942-6633
Florida Bar No. 483672
Personal Representative:
Michael R. Jenkins
21235 Raindance Lane
Boca Raton, FL 33428
346370 ON 2/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2009-CP-229
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DONALD S. BASTURA,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Donald S. Bastura, deceased,
whose date of death was February 9,
2009, and whose social security
number is 042-34-6302, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 312 North West
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34974. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DEPENDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is February 17, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Brenda A. Owens
c/o Jeffrey A. Fadley, Esquire
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974


Attorney for Personal Representative:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, RA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 343974
Telephone: (863)763)763-5733
Facsimile: (863)763-6199
346485 ON 02/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000442
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING, LP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BERYL N. UNDERWOOD A/K/A
BERYL UNDERWOOD, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated January 21,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000442 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Forida wherein BAC HOME
LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING,
L.R, is the Plaintiff and BERYL N.
UNDERWOOD A/K/A BERYL UNDER-
WOOD; ELVIS N. UNDERWOOD;
TENANT #1 N/K/A ALEX TREVINO,
and TENANT #2 N/K/A MARILYN
TREVINO; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,
2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the 3rd day of
March, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 OF BLOCK 3, DE-
BERRY GARDENS AMONG THE
PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 20, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 83 NW 30TH TERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on January 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Forida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09047858
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772)807-4370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
344993 ON 02/10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000395
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH LYALLS, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated January 21,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2008-CA-000395 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE BANK, FSB, is the Plainbffand
KENNETH LYALLS; ANN LYALLS; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:OOAM, on the 24th day
of February, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Rnal Judgment:
LOT 10, CROOKED CREEK PLANTA-
TION UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGES 77 AND
78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-14
PARCEL: FL-OKEE-071
FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company,
Petitioner,
v.
TENERLING, INC., a Florida corporation, et al.
Defendants.
FOR PUBLICATION
SUMMONS TO SHOW CAUSE AND
NOTICE OF EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS
IN THE NAME OF AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO ALL THE SHERIFFS OF THE STATE AND TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE COMMANDED to serve this summons and a copy of the Petition in Eminent Domain, the Declaration of
Taking, the Notbce of Lis Pendens, and the Petitioner's Motion for Order Limiting Service of Papers upon the defen-
dant: All defendants named in the attached party list and all persons claiming interests by, through, under or against
the named defendants; all persons having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property described in
Exhibit "A" and the unknown spouses of the above-named defendants, if any, and their heirs, devisees, assignees,
grantees, creditors, lessees, executors, administrators, mortgagees, judgment creditors, trustees, lienholders, persons
in possession, and any and all other persons having or claiming to have any right, title or interest by, through, under
or against the above-named defendants, or otherwise claiming any right, title, or interest in the real property de-
scribed in this action.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE DEFENDANTS NAMED IN THE ATTACHED PARTY LIST AND TO ALL WHOM
IT MAY CONCERN, INCLUDING ALL PARTIES CLAIMING ANY INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS; AND TO ALL HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN the Petition, that Petitioner has filed a Petition in Eminent Domain and Declaration of Tak-
ing to acquire certain property interests in Okeechobee County, Florida as described in the Petition. Each Defendant
and any other person claiming any interest in, or having a lien upon, such property is required to serve a copy of
written answer and defenses to the Petition upon BRENDAN T. FRANZONI, of the law firm of Bricklemyer Smolker
& Bolves, PA., 500 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33602, attorney for Petitioner, and to file the
original of the answer and defenses with the Clerk of this Court, on or before March 15 2010, showing what right, h-
tie, interest, or lien the defendant has in or to the property described in the Petition and to show cause why that
property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the Pehtion. If any Defendant fails to do so, a
default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Dated this 2nd day o February, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court,
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ASSISTANCE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING YOU, ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986, 772-807-4370, AT LEAST
SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR COURT APPEARANCE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771 OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771.


Parcel FL-OKEE-071
BUNEVALL, INC., a Florida corporation c/o Stephen R. Rapport, as
Registered Agent, 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 711, Coral Gables, FL 33134
ENERWALL, INC., a Florida corporation c/o Stephen R. Rapport, as
Registered Agent 201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 711, Coral Gables, FL 33134
HENRY E. HUNTER, if alive, and if deceased, the known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal repre-
sentatives and creditors
ESTATE OF ALVERTIE HUNTER, all known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representatives and
creditors

LEGAL DESCRIPTION
FL-OKEE-071
PERMANENT EASEMENT: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING A PORTION OF THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 433, PAGE 216, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERLYMOST CORNER OF LOT 43 OF SHERMAN WOOD
RANCHES AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 61 THROUGH 68, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID
COUNTY; THENCE S 00028'01" E, ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, 137.67 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 00028'01" E, ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY, .- FEET
THENCE S 55031'16" W 8.26 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "A"; THENCE N : .- i
87.61 FEET; THENCE N 39040'08" W 85.30 FEET; THENCE N 44002'25" W 148.57 FEET; THENCE N 5103252" W
128.23 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "B"; THENCE N 53039'47" W 3141.19 FEET;
THENCE N 20016'54" W 427.12 FEET TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30;
THENCE N 8700841" E, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUNDARY, 52.41 FEET; THENCE S 20016'54" E 396.43 FEET; THENCE
S 5303947" E 3127.12 FEET; THENCE S 51032'52" E 132.44 FEET; THENCE S 44002'25" E 153.76 FEET; THENCE S
3940'08" E 89.48 FEET; THENCE S 3426'41" E 27.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 4.566 ACRES (198,886 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT: BEING AN ADDITIONAL PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN
AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT "A"; THENCE S 55031'16" W 50.00 FEET; THENCE N 3402641" W
85.36 FEET; THENCE N 39040'08" W 81.11 FEET; THENCE N 44002'25" W 4.54 FEET; THENCE S 45057'35" W 50.00
FEET; THENCE N 44002'25" W 135.56 FEET; THENCE N 5103252" W 13.99 FEET; THENCE N 00014'57" W 64.07
FEET; THENCE N 5103252" W 66.70 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 16.87 FEET; THENCE S 00014'57" E 63.27 FEET;
THENCE
N 5103252" W 21.78 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 165.94 FEET; THENCE N 36020'13" E 50.00 FEET; THENCE N
53039'47" W 462.01 FEET; THENCE S 36020'13" W 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 100.00 FEET; THENCE N
36020'13" E 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 283.45 FEET; THENCE S 36020'13" W 25.00 FEET; THENCE N
53039'47" W 100.00 FEET; THENCE N 36020'13" E 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 1944.60 FEET; THENCE S
36020'13" W 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 5303947" W 105.83 FEET; THENCE N 20016'54" W 108.95 FEET; THENCE N
69043'06" E 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 20016'54" W 109.20 FEET; THENCE S 69043'06" W 25.00 FEET; THENCE N
20016'54" W 120.00 FEET; THENCE S 71037'19" E 32.02 FEET; THENCE N 20016'54" W 147.15 FEET TO THE NORTH
BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30; THENCE N 8700841" E, ALONG SAID NORTH BOUN-
DARY, 52.41 FEET; THENCE S 20016'54" E 427.12 FEET; THENCE S 53039'47" E 3141.19 FEET; THENCE S 5103252"
E 128.23 FEET; THENCE S 44002'25" E 148.57 FEET; THENCE S 39040'08" E 85.30 FEET; THENCE S 3402641" E
87.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 5.318 ACRES (231,635 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT: BEING AN ADDITIONAL PARCEL DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHERLYMOST CORNER OF LOT 43 OF SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGES 61 THROUGH 68, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE S 00028'01" E, ALONG
THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID SHERMAN WOOD RANCHES, 43.91 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 00028'01" E, ALONG SAID WEST BOUNDARY, 66.86 FEET; THENCE N 34046'20" W 6.34 FEET; THENCE
N 3940'08"W 49.19 FEET; THENCE N 55023'12" E 41.88 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 0.026 ACRE (1,145 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
TEMPORARY ACCESS EASEMENT: BEING AN ADDITIONAL 30 FOOT WIDE STRIP, THE CENTERLINE OF SAID
STRIP BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT "B";
THENCE N 5303947" W 14.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 00026'51" E 384.21 FEET TO THE
SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30 AND THE TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE. THE
SIDELINES OF SAID EASEMENT ARE TO BE EXTENDED OR SHORTENED TO TERMINATE IN THE SOUTHERLY SIDE-
LINE OF THE PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED PERMANENT EASEMENT AND THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SAID SECTION 30.
CONTAINING 0.265 ACRE (11,526 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
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A/K/A 5094 NE 122ND DRIVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on January 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08042812
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amen-


cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772)807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order issued by the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 29th day of July, 2009, in
the cause wherein JAMES E. CROSLYN AND REBECCA CROSLYN, HIS WIFE
being Plaintiffs and DUDLEY KIRTON being Defendant, being Case No.
2009-CA-043 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee
County, Florida shall offer the following property for sale in Okeechobee
County Florida to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
1st PROPERTY
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:
The South 1/3 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 16, Township 36 South,
Range 36 East. The above land lying and being in Okeechobee County,
Florida
2nd PROPERTY
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY:
Being a parcel of land lying in Sections 20 and 21, Township 36 South,
Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Section 29; thence North
03006'15" East, along the West line of said Secton 20, a distance of
2,411.80 feet; thence South 890 41'59" East, a distance of 1.782.00 feet;
thence South 88002'31" East, a distance of 652.10 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence South 00000'00" East, a distance of 1,593.63 feet;
thence South 89 41'59" East, a distance of 2,826.50 feet to a point in
the East line of a 70 foot wide Road and Maintenance Easement de-
scribed in Official Records Book 501, page 954 and Official Records Book
620, page 41, said point also being in the West line of a Conservation
Easement described in Official Records Book 501, page 963, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence Northerly and Easterly
along said Conservation Easement line, the following calls and distances;
thence North 18016'08" West, a distance of 395.84 feet; thence North
88036'45" East, a distance of 2,767.08 feet; thence North 0205849"
East, a distance of 1,062.61 feet; thence South 68042'39" West, leaving
said Conservation Easement at a distance of 47.53 feet and continuing for
a total distance of 868.83 feet; thence North 89041'59" West, crossing
into Section 20, a distance of 2,284.25 feet; thence North 181608
West, a distance of 345.93 feet; thence North 880231" West, a distance
of 2,323.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
I shall offer the above described property for sale subject to all prior liens
and encumbrances if any, on the 23rd day of March, 2010 at 11:00AM or as
soon as possible thereafter at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OF-
FICE, 504 N.W. 4th STREET, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the high
est and best bidder for cash, all right, tide and interest, in said property.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this __ day of _, 2010.
Published: February 17, 24, March 3,10, 2010.
Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceed-
ing should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office not later than seven
days prior t the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 2225.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-051
NICOLASA CAMARRILLO,
Plaintiff,
VS.
MARIA TIJERINA, a deceased per-
son, and as to each of the foregoing
persons, their unknown heirs, devis-
es, grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, under or against
these Defendants
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO DEFENDANTS: MARIA TIJERINA,
a deceased person,
And as to each of the foregoing
persons, if alive or deceased, their
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and all other parties claim-
ing by, under or against these Defen-
dants, AND TO ALL OTHER WHOM
IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for quiet title of the follow-
ing property in Okeechobee County,
Florida:
Lot 13, Block 51, of El Mirasol
Subdivision, according to the
Plat therefore, as recorded in
Plat Book 2, Page 1, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
Plaintiff's attorney whose name is
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, ESQUIRE, 807
SW Second Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida, 34974, and file the original
with the Clerk of the above styled
Court on or before the 12th day of
March, 2010; otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of
said Court on the 4th day of Febru-
ary, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Court
BY: Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000256
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COM-
PANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE
FOR RALI 2006QS12,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANNA L. MYLES A/K/A ANN L.
MYLES etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-













suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-

gage Foreclosure dated January 21,
2010 and entered in Case No.















47-2009-CA-000256 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein GDEUTSCHE
BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS
AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2006QS12, is
the Plaintiff and ANNA L. MYLES
















A/K/A ANN L. MYLES; are the Defen-

dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM,
on the 3rd day of March, 2010, the
following descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 352, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES,
SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 2, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


















A/K/A 2607 SE 32ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus fmrom the sale, if any,

















other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis endens must file


















a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal


















of this Court on January 22, 2010.
Shamron Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
















Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09042500
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-















cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later















than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772)807-4370 within two working














days of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE















IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 2010-CP-24
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM S. HAYS
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of












WILLIAM S. HAYS, deceased whose
date of death was December 28,
2009, and whose social security
number is 266-52-8191, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Flonda 34972.
The names and address of the per














sonal representative and the person-
al representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de
mands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTH AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is Febmruary 17, 2010.
Personal Representative:
MARY C. HAYS


4130 SW 9th Way
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Ha. Bar No. 270441
346526 ON 2/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CP-239
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
CHARLES B. FORD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
CHARLES B. FORD, deceased,
Case Number 2009-CP-239, by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which his 312 North
West 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was November 5,
2009; that the total value of the
estate if unknown at this time, and
that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
NAME & ADDRESS
Tabitha Flocken
5293 Morgan Ridge Drive
Milton, FL 32570
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is February 17, 2010.
Person Giving Notice:
Tabitha Flocken
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, RA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitoner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee FL 34974
Telephone: (863)763-5733
Facsimile: (863)763-6199
346484 ON 02/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINETEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUITIN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000335
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWARD R. VEGA, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated January 21,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000335 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Honda wherein GMAC
MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and
EDWARD R. VEGA; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF EDWARD R. VEGA N/K/A
HIDA VEGA; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
3rd day of March, 2010, the follow-
ing descnbed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF SECTION 7, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES
20 MINUTES EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 660 FEET. THENCE
SOUTH 0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES
WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 1716
FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH
0 DEGREES 08 MINUTES WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 330 FEET
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 20
MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 660 FEET. THENCE NORTH 0
DEGREES 08 MINUTES EAST FOR
A DISTANCE OF 330 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 20
MINUTES EAST FOR A DISTANCE
OF 660 FEET FOR A POINT OF BE-


GINNING. SAID LAND LYING IN
AND COMPRISING A PORTION
OF SECTION 7, TOWN SHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, CON-
TAINING 5 ACRES COMMONLY
REFERRED TO AS TRACT 19 OF
TROPICAL ACRES.
A/K/A 2627 NW 46TH AVENUE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on January 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
P.RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09042255
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilites Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772)807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
344978 ON 02/10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CP-008
Division: Probate
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
OLETA P. ARNOLD,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administraton
has been entered in the estate of
OLETA P. ARNOLD, deceased,
Case Number 2010-CP-008, by the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which his 312 North
West 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was November 19,
2002; that the total value of the
estate if unknown at this time, and
that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order are:
NAME & ADDRESS
Edgar Thomas
Post Office Box 34
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Leon Thomas
7175 North West 81st Court
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Leslie Arnold
1009 South West 11th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Marjorie McClure
1342 North West 42nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 334972
Rita Thomas
Post Office Box 34
Okeechobee, FL 334973
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of
the decedent other than those for
whom provision for full payment
was made in the Order of Sum-
mary Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is February 17, 2010.
Person Giving Notce:
Leslie Arnold
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
JEFFREY A. FADLEY, RA.
Fla. Bar No.: 035667
Attorney for Petitioner
807 South West 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone: (863)763-5733
Facsimile: (863)763-6199
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2008-CA-000661CA
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES W. MARCHMAN; JANINE M.
MARCHMAN A/K/A JANICE PARKS;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 12/21/2009 en-
tered in Civil Case No. 47-2008-
CA-000661CA of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Hoor, Okeecho
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of
March, 2010 the following described
property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH. RANGE
36 EAST, AND PROCEEb ALONG
THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF
SAID SECTION A DISTANCE OF
2627.06 FEET TO THE 1/4 SEC-
TION LINE; THENCE PROCEED
SOUTH 890 24' 08" EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1891 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE PROCEED
NORTH 000 04' 22" EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 1654 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 000 04' 22"
EAST A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET;
THENCE PROCEED NORTH 890
24' 08" WEST A DISTANCE OF
100 FEET; THENCE RIGHT AN-
GLES PROCEED SOUTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE
EAST TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. ALSO DESCRIBED AS
PARCEL 7-B OF AN UNRECORD-
ED PLAT OF A PORTION OF THE
NORTH V2 OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
36 EAST, YEAR 2006; DOUBLE-
WIDE; MAKE: HOM VIN#
FLHML3F171029664A AND
VIN# FLHML3F171029664B
Any Derson claimna an interest in
the surplus from the sale if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the is Dendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale
Dated this 5th day of Jan., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400,
Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-06587 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear If you
are heanng impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
343695 ON 02/10,17/10

LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 5th day of March 2010
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make,
Model & Vmn's as follows:

1999 White Ford F150
2FTRX18L9XCB22821
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sales are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
in "AS IS"with no guarantees.
346575 ON 2/17/2010

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-00485
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PHENEX DESAUGUSTE, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JEAN PAUL GUILLES; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JEAN PAUL
GUILLES; FRITZ EMMANUEL;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRITZ
EMMANUEL; JEAN W. SAINT SI-
MON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JEAN W. SAINT SIMON
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and ify
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, btle or
interest in the property described in
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
in.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOT 20, PINE ISLAND, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 520 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DA-
VID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attor-
ney, whose address is 900 South
Pine Island Road #400, Plantation,
FL 33324-3920 no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication
of this notice of action and file the
original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 11th day of Feb. 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-70661 NATB
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACTOF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Flori-
da Relay Service.
346430 on 2/17,24/10

LEGAL NOTICE

Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on MARCH 5,
2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Flori-
da Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing
and storage charges. Year, make,
model and VIN are as follows.
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
VIN#1J4GZ58S9RC103320
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE' Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
346524 ON 2/17/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case # 2009 CA 000830
The Bank of New York Mellon a/a
The Bank of New York, as Trustee,
for the Certficateholdes CWABS,
Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Se-
ries 2006-21,
Plaintiff,
-VS.-
Jeffrey A. Butzin and Jillian M. But-
zin, Husband and Wife; Unknown
Parties inPossession #1; Unknown
Parties in Possession #2; If living,
and all Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the
above named Defendants) who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Parties may
claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other
Claimants
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY
TO:
Jeffrey A. Butzin and Jillian M. Butzin
Residence unknown, if living, includ-
ing any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried
and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lienors, and
trustees, and all other persons claim-
ing by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and te afore-
men oned named Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned unknown
Defendants and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompetents or oth-
erwise not sui jurns.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, more particularly described
as follows:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21, SEC-
TION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGES 3A THROUGH D, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
more commonly known as 15264
Northwest 262nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34973.
This action has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
2424 North Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431,
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately there after;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on 2nd day of Feb., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
345532 ON 2/10,17/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000629
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WA-
CHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSMPS
2004-4
Plaintiff,
V.
ROBERTJ. KLUEGEL, etal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ROBERT J. KLUEGEL, and all un-
known parties claiming by, through,
under or against the above named
Defendant, who is not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, spouses, or other clai-
mants
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was: 895
SE 36th Terrace, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in Okeechobee
County, lorida, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 26, A REVISED
AND ADDITION TO PLAT OF
CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 18820
U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 212,
Clearwater, FL 33764, within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of
this Notice of Action, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
at 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972, either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default wil be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Courton this 4th day of Feb., 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the CircuitCourt
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATION NOT LATER THAN SEV-
EN DAYS PRIOR TO THE
PROCEEDINGS AT 250 NW COUN-
TRY CLUB DRIVE, PORT STLUCIE,
FL 34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370
WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS OF
YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE. IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED 1-800-955-8770
(V); VIA RELAY SERVICE.
888091471
345887 ON 2/10,17/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2009 CA 000706
Bank of America, National Associa-
bon as successor by merger to La-
Salle Bank NA as Trustee for
Washington Mutual Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates WMALT Series
2005-4 Trust,
Plaintiff,
-vs.-
Steve Albert and Patricia Y Albert
a/k/a Patricia Albert, Husband and
Wiffe; Bank of America, National As-
sociation; Unknown Parties in Pos-
session #1; Unknown Paries in
Possession #2; If living, and all Un-
known Parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named
Defendants) who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said Un-
known Parties may
claim an interest
as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant-
ees, or Other Claimants
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-

TO: Steve Albert
Residence unknown, if living, in-
cluding any unknown spouse of
the said Defendants, if either has
remarried and if either or both of
said Defendants are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors, li-
enors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, un-
der or against the named Defen-
dant(s); and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants
as may be infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, more particularly described
as follows:
LOT 14, BLOCK 27, UNIT NUMBER
2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED,
ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
more commonly known as 3346
Northwest 29th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972.
This acton has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
2424 North Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431,
within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of this notice and file the
original with the clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintffs at-
torney or immediately there after;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 2nd day of Feb., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Circuit and County Courts
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
345548 ON 2/10,17/10

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EMORY WALKER CD. INC.
Air Conditioning 5 Refrigeration

208 SW 5th Ave. Okeechobee
Serving the CAC042747
Lake Area for AR -7R 759 CAC014022
40 Years! OUU mUU Um"m CAC057129


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
S24/7 Emergency Service Senior Citizen Discount
.FREE Estimates on System Replacements.
"We Sell The Best And Serice The Rest!"
Mil 763-8391



Serving the entire lake area for 25 years
"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
FREE Estimates
Sales Service Installation
St Lio CACO29420 467-1545



Flight Training in Okeechobee
5" 5d" Local Sightseeing
FLIGHT Discovery Flight $99
pwCHOOL 772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com






Security Systems-Fire Alarm Systems.Access
Controls.CCTV.Intercom Systems.Central Vacuum Systems
8 03SWPa ... S . .' O o ic


4og Homes ".'
Rustic Furniture
1 Mountain Vacations
505 iE Par S. Oheecollee
r-6 34-4697 or 063-634-3747
www.rusticstyleandcabins.com


Awnings l BeCovelrs
Repairs C A overs
LoBwigSc |BBO Covers
Enclosures Blinilrmes
909 So. Parrott Ave. Ste B. smi
863.763.7500



Okeechobee Feed Inc
Your One Stop Feed Store
Bag, Bulk & Liquid
* Tack 763-2123 *Fencing
* Pet Supplies Hardware
1579 Hwy 70 E Okeechobee


Podiatry Assoc. of Okeechobee
S Dr. Brian Finke
3912 SE 18th Terr.
Okeechobee
For all your foot care
needs call 863-467-6577














5512 N.W. Park Street
S863-763-6028
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Other facilities in PHONE: 551-924-5551
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Bibles and Videos
Nature's Pantry
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0o Home Cleaning Services
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be fixed.
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CeC 634-4106
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Okeechobee News February 17, 2010


The staff of The Clock Restaurant has
faithfully provided the Okeechobee com-
munity with quality service and food for
over 5 years.
You'll find the Clock easily takes the
gold when it comes to maintaining a nice
family atmosphere... We have a variety of
Breakfast, lunch & dinner specials.
Do you only have an hour or less for
lunch? We'll get you in and out faster than
any other full service restaurant in town -
and that's guaranteed. For breakfast, the
Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7
days a week for $7.19 with just about
every breakfast item on it you can think
of.
Everyone knows about our famous
Touchdown Breakfast that is always avail-
able any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pan-
cakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for
$4.89.
For lunch you can always try our Lunch


Buffet Monday through Friday from
11:30am-1:30pm for a variety of delicious
cold cuts to Hot dogs and Hamburgers for
only $7.99.
For dinner, try our all you can eat
shrimp & fish for only $9.99, every Friday
and Saturday night. We also offer our
Prime Rib Dinner for only $9.99, anyday
anytime!. You will find the coupon for this
and many other specials right here in the
Okeechobee News Dining Guide..


PLHappy Hour .t
3-6pm & 9-iopm '

Draft Beer Y
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Okeechobee
%63-467-2224


1. Touchdown Breakfast $489
2 Eggs, 2 bacon, 2 links, 2 pancakes
- 2. French Toast Combo $489
2 eggs, 2 links, 2 bacon
...... 3. Diced Ham Scramble $489
'\ Choice of Potato, grits or pancake
4. Breakfast Croissant $489
.i with Potato
- 5. Strawberry Pancakes $489
and whipped cream
6. Bagel with cream cheese $489
fruit cup, and coffee
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
1. Any Regular Omelette
with Potato, Toast or Pancake
2. County Fried Steak $639
with 2 eggs, Potato & Toast $


1. Bistro Ham 'N Cheese
2.Turkey Reuben Sandwich
3. Patty Melt $599
4. Philly Cheese Steak a
5. Golden Fish Fillet Sandwich
SAll served with fries or onion rings


FRIDAY & SA
4PM 1


2 cnior Dinners
from senior menu
$11.59
Includes Soup o. I .
Cream or Pudding
Anytime
7 Days a Week
TURDAY
1PM


All You Can Eat $99
Fish or Shrimp
Served with Fries and Cole Slaw
Shrimp Fest-
Land 'N Sea $999
Shrimp Scampi $799
Shrimp Ceasar Salad $799
Sweet 'N Sour Shrimp $79
Sweet Alfredo $799
All Special served with 2 sides. Soup or Salad,
and complimentary pudding or ice cream
- SPECIALS SERVED -
7 DAYS 6AM- 11 PM
1. N.Y. Strip Steak
2. Veal Parmigiana with Spaghetti
3. Chicken and Shrimp
4. Grilled Mahi Mahi
5. Hearty Homemade Meatloaf
6. Shrimp Alfredo over pasta
All Special served with 2 sides. Soup or Sat 5d
and complimentary pudding or ice crean.
2 Dinners $ 1859
Your Choice
For the Price of one!


Specializes in Szechuan,
Hunan, Cantonese,
American & Japanese
Style Cooking i
6 BUFFET BARS
150 Items & Salad Bar
Lunch: $679
Dinner: $879
Fri & Sat:
Seafood Dinner $1149


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