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Vol. 101 No. 27 Wednesday, March 3, 2010


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CLASSI1AEDS



High school
baseball
team wins
... Page 15


Index
Classifieds ............................. 16-19
Community Events.......................3.....
O bituaries .................................. 6,7
O p in io n .............................................. 5
Speak Out ................ ........ 4
Sports ........................................ 15
W e ath e r ............................................. 5

Lake Levels

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Last Year: 12.73 feet

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OCT presents gospel


musical comedy play


Call it a gospel music concert,
or call it a comedy play. Whatever
you call it, "Smoke on the Moun-
tain" has been a hit with audienc-
es wherever it's been performed
for the past twenty years, from
New York City or Branson, Mo.,
to Nashville's hallowed Ryman
Auditorium.
Okeechobee audiences will
get the chance to get in on the
fun as the Okeechobee Commu-
nity Theatre (OCT) presents the
show for a four-night run begin-
ning this weekend.
Performances are scheduled
for Friday and Saturday nights,


March 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
each evening at the Freshman
Campus Auditorium on S.W
Second Avenue at Seventh Street,
one block west of Golden Corral
restaurant.
Advance reserved seat tickets
are $12 each, and are on sale at
the Chamber of Commerce of-
fice, or at the auditorium box of-
fice, if available, one hour before
show times.
The Sanders Family Sing-
ers, a 1930s-era gospel group, is
performing for the congregation
at the Mount Pleasant Baptist
See PLAY Page 2


Teenager

accused of

shooting

at vehicle
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee teen was ar-
rested, accused of firing two rounds
from a shotgun into a pickup occu-
pied by two other local teens Sat-
urday night.
Daniel Patrick Murphy, 17, S.W
Parkway, was arrested Sunday, Feb.
28, on felony charges of shooting a
deadly missile into an occupied ve-
hicle and aggravated assault with
a firearm without intent to kill. He
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then taken to the De-
See SHOOTING Page 2


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2010 Miss Rodeo Okeechobee contestants gear up to compete for their titles Thursday,
March 4, at the Cattlemen's Arena, U.S. 441 North at 5 p.m. From left to right, front row are:
Katie Brummett, Sierra Coward, Janae Braswell, Amanda Sheffield, Brittany Nethers and
Cassie Colgan. From left to right, back row, Sierra Weaver, Hannah Boshell, Hunter Boshell,
Cali Pearce, Donnielle Harper, Meagan Mullin and Hannah Sadler. The spring rodeo will be
held in conjunction with the Okeechobee County Fair. For more on the fair, see page 9.




2 Okeechobee News March 3,2010


Corps begins pulse releases


JACKSONVILLE-The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, Jacksonville District, began a
21-day pulse release from Lake Okeecho-
bee to the Caloosahatchee Estuary at 7
a.m., March 2. An average flow of 800 cu-
bic feet per second (cfs) is the target for the
duration of the release.
The last pulse release, which ended
Feb. 26, did accomplish the desired ef-
fect of contributing to lower salinity levels
in the upper estuary. While salinity levels
in the estuary have improved, concern is
growing over the lake's water level, which
has remained relatively unchanged for an
extended period of time. As of Monday, the
lake level was at 13.55 feet NGVD.
"In situations such as these, our water
managers, and those of our partners will
begin to take actions to achieve a water
level recession rate that will protect the
lake's ecology and the species that rely on
the lake. We must keep the lake healthy.
Slowly lowering the water level as season-
al rains approach is the way to promote
conditions that are good for fish, wildlife,
vegetation and water quality," said Col. Al
Pantano, commander of the Corps' Jack-
sonville District.
The lake level is within the Operational
Band of the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regu-
lation Schedule (2008 LORS). Specifically,
the lake is in the Low Sub-band. In accor-
dance with the 2008 LORS, releases may
be made up to 3,000 cfs and 1,170 cfs to
the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie, respec-
tively. During this period, the target flows
will be much lower than the permissible
flows. The target flow to the west, which
is measured at the W.P. Franklin Lock and
Dam (S-79), will not exceed an average
flow of 800 cfs over the 21-day period. The


SHOOTING
Continued From Page 1
apartment of Juvenile Justice Detention Cen-
ter in Fort Pierce.
According to an arrest report by Detec-
tive Bryan Lowe, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), none of the occu-
pants of the pickup were injured.
The detective's report indicates that five
teens were in the 2005 Chevrolet pickup
truck as they went home on N.W Center
Street in Fort Drum to fight another teen Sat-
urday night. When they arrived, they learned
that boy wasn't there so they began to fight
with some other teenage boys at the home.
At some point Murphy reportedly went to
a friend's vehicle and picked up a 12 gauge
shotgun. Four of the teens from the truck
gathered around him and "... antagonized

Clarification
A statement appearing in an article on the
front page of the Friday, Feb. 26 issue of the
Okeechobee News under the headline "County
settles injection well case" needs clarification.
The statement "During the course of legal pro-
ceedings countless expert witnesses stated that
the well was bad" should have been attributed
to Commissioner Joey Hoover. In an interview
with the Okeechobee News, Mr. Hoover stated
that was the reason he voted against the settle-
ment.


target of no flow to the St. Lucie Estuary
through S-80 will remain in place. The ef-
fect of this release on the lake level will
be amount to approximately 0.04 feet, or
about a half-inch.
"We want this pulse release to begin
a trend toward lower lake stages that will
provide better conditions for wading birds.
Nesting success and survival of hatchlings
is heavily dependent on shallow water and
other feeding conditions. As always, we
will continue to monitor conditions closely,
and we may modify releases accordingly. If
we see significant rainfall and inflow to the
lake, we may increase releases. We will co-
ordinate closely with the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District, and other agen-
cies and interested parties."
If conditions change that require in-
creasing, decreasing or redistributing flow,
public notification will be made via a press
release and the Jacksonville District web-
site. Modifications to the lake release will
be coordinated with the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District and other affected
agencies, local governments and stake-
holders regarding future actions.
A pulse-type release more closely re-
sembles the naturally occurring pattern
of runoff into the Caloosahatchee estuary
caused by rain, which normally leads to an
increase in flow as rain continues to fall,
followed by a gradual decrease as runoff
comes to an end.
For more information on water level
data and flows for Lake Okeechobee and
the Central and Southern Florida Project,
visit the Corps' water management page at:
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/
Engineering/Branches/WaterResources/
WaterMgt/index.htm.


him by calling him names for pulling the
firearm on them," the report continued.
When those teens would not leave, Mur-
phy allegedly fired a warning shot into the
air.
The teens went back to the truck and as
they were leaving one round from the shot-
gun was reportedly fired into the right front
fender of the truck and a second round into
the right side of the truck bed, stated the de-
tective's report.
Detective Lowe went on to state that
Murphy turned himself in at the sheriff's
office on Sunday. The detective added that
everyone had been drinking beer.










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Church in North Carolina. It's their first con-
cert in five years, and to add to any first-night
jitters, they've turned over their bus while
enroute.
Once they've settled down, however, they
begin their concert, which features nearly
30 Bluegrass-flavored gospel favorites, per-
formed with guitars, banjo, mandolin and
piano, and a host of home-made percus-
sion instruments. One member of the group
even does her own version of sign language
for the hearing impaired.
"Smoke on the Mountain" has been so
popular that it has actually been performed
year after year by some theatre groups in
relatively small communities without ever
running out of steam. It has even spawned
two successful sequels, which follow the fic-
titious Sanders family on through the years
of World War II.
The Okeechobee Community Theatre's
cast includes Jim Clark as Mount Pleasant's
pastor, Mervin Oglethorpe. Clark is famil-
iar to Okeechobee audiences from perfor-
mances as Curly in "Oklahoma!", Captain
Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music," and a
number of other featured musical roles.
Ron Hayes, OCT coordinator for the past
30 years, appears as Burl Sanders, and Joy
Tuscani makes her stage debut as his wife,
Vera. Together they are the parents of musi-
cal twins Denise and Dennis, played by Nikki
St. Pierre and Daniel Womble. Their other
daughter, June, portrayed by Stephany Du-
pree, informs everyone "I don't sing, I sign."
Billy McCullers, who starred as songwriter
Irving Berlin in the OCT's "The Melody Lin-
gers On," will be seen as Burl's brother Stan-
ley, who is back with the family after a stint
at hard labor at the state penitentiary.
Ralph Baker plays Vera's cousin, Earl,
who adds additional string accompaniment
to the family's concert. Joanie Moffatt and
Judine Cole round out the cast as two elder-
ly spinsters who have firm ideas about what
is and what is not appropriate in church.
The Okeechobee Community Theatre is
an all-volunteer organization of local resi-
dents who present Broadway-style come-
dies, dramas and musicals for Okeechobee
audiences. It is now in its 31st year.
For more information on the theatre and
its programs, call Ron or Jacque Hayes at
863-763-1307.


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March 3, 2010 Okeechobee News


OCI officer reportedly


caught with steroids


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News


A corrections officer at the
Okeechobee Correctional Institu-
tion (OCI) was arrested Saturday
when he was allegedly caught
with anabolic steroids while on
the facility's grounds.
Mark Allen Williams, 24, U.S. Mark AlIh
441 N., Okeechobee, was arrest- Williams
ed Feb. 27 on felony charges of in-
troduction of a controlled substance into a
state prison and possession of a controlled
substance (steroids). He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia.
The 6-foot-1-inch, 235-pound, Williams
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $8,000.
Florida Department of Corrections
(DOC) Senior Inspector Darrell R. Grabner
stated in his arrest report that everyone


entering OCI must submit to an Ion
Scan, which detects the odor of nar-
cotics on their person. When Wil-
liams was scanned the essence of
cocaine was detected on his hands,
added Inspector Grabner.
Contraband Interdiction team
members then went to Williams'
2005 red Dodge pickup truck where
they not only found seven, 12-ounce
beers, but two small vials of an in-


jectable anabolic steroid called Tes-
tosterone Cyplonate, the inspector's report
stated.
The report goes on to state that several
syringes were also found in the truck.
According to Inspector Grabner, Wil-
liams said he injected the steroids "... to
gain muscle mass... ."
Williams, continued the arrest report,
immediately resigned his corrections offi-
cer position.


Community Events

VFW to hold public
consignment auction
Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 will hold
a public consignment auction on Saturday,
March 6, at 10 a.m. Submit a list of items to
the VFW Post by March 4. Please include
name and phone number. No titled items,
firearms or junk will be accepted. A 15 per-
cent commission will be charged on sales.
Items will not be accepted before 7 a.m. the
day of the sale.

Eagles announce events
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4137,
9985 Hwy 441 North will host a Steak Night
beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March
5. The dinner includes, steak, salad, baked
potato or sweet potato, garlic bread and
dessert for a donation of $12. Live enter-
tainment will be provided by Rick and Julie
from 7 until 11 p.m. Come out on Saturday,
March 6, for the barbecue cook off begin-
ning at 11 a.m. and on Sunday, March 7,
the Ladies' Auxiliary will host their Sunday
Breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m.


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 11th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 26 by Depu-
ty Arlene Durbin on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving under the influence. He is
being held without bond.
Zachary Jordan Raymond, 18, N.W
39th Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested Feb.
26 by Officer Ryan Holroyd on a charge of
possession of a controlled substance without
a prescription. His bond was set at $5,000.
Mary Jean Smith, 45, Banyan Ave., Pa-
hokee, was arrested Feb. 26 by Officer Jack
Boon on a charge of grand theft. Her bond
was set at $5,000.
Sade Rene Atkins, 21, Padgett Circle,


Pahokee, was arrested Feb. 26 by Officer
Jack Boon on a charge of grand theft. Her
bond was set at $5,000.
Mitchell Allen Rucks II, 15, N.W Third
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 26 by
Deputy Justin Akins on a charge of cruelty to
animals. He was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail then released into the cus-
tody of his mother.
Winston Clyde Collins, 57, N.E. 11th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 26 by
Deputy Joseph Gracie on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence and resisting a law
enforcement officer without violence. His
bond was set at $1,000.
Don Cornilia Mixon, 28, N.W 18th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 27 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a charge of driving while li-
cense suspended with knowledge habitual
offender. His bond was set at $5,000.
Adam Lee Murphy, 22, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Feb. 27 by Dep-
uty Brian Cross on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-




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bation robbery. He is being held without
bond.
Ricardo Romo, 22, S.R. 70 E., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested Feb. 27 by Deputy Yamil
Astacio on a warrant charging him with
grand theft firearm. His bond was set at
$7,500.
Keith Lamar Griffin, 15, N.E. 72nd Cir-
cle, Okeechobee, was arrested March 1 by
Deputy Brian Cross on a felony charge of
battery on detention staff. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken
to the Department of Juvenile Justice Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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March 3, 2010


Okeechobee News


Hospice hosts yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE Fourth
Street) will hold a gigantic yard sale on
Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5
from 8 a.m. until noon. Specialty items this
sale include many new furniture items, ap-
pliances and wedding dresses. They will
have new items galore offered at extremely
reasonable prices. Funds raised will benefit
patient care, including services at The Ham-
rick Home. For information call 863-467-
2321.

Business Women's group
hosts dinner dance
The American Business Women's As-
sociation (ABWA) Women of Tomorrow
Chapter has scheduled their "Third Annual
Oldies Dinner Dance" for Saturday, March
6, 7 to 11 p.m. at the KOA Convention Cen-
ter. This year's musical entertainment will
be provided by the "Nightlife" band. Dinner
dance tickets are $25 per person or $200 for
a table of 8. Businesses wishing to purchase
a table will be recognized as Event Sponsors
in future media as well as at the event. Mark
you calendars and plan to attend this great
party!
Tickets are available by calling Marilyn
Rinear at 863-697-1807 or Kathleen Shatto
at 863-467-4663.
Proceeds benefit the enhancement and
education of women in business and local
scholarships for future businesswomen.




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OPINION


Public Forum/Speak Out


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Drug testing
I work directly for the school system
and I am here to tell you that I was tested
when I started working with the school
system. Every employee who works for the
school system is drug tested and has their
criminal background checked before em-
ployment. There are routine random drug
tests performed. Routine fingerprinting is in
addition to all of this. This is mandated by
the state and county offices.

Teen pregnancy
All these little girls having babies is real-
ly creating problems in our society. I under-
stand sometimes girls make mistakes. But
if they are unmarried, they should consider
giving the baby up for adoption. If they can't
support their child financially and emotion-
ally, giving the baby to two loving, married
parents would be best for the baby. There
are so many childless couples who would
give these babies incredible homes, people
who would treasure these children. Please
consider adoption, the loving option.
Parents of sons really need to warn
their boys that some of these girls will get
pregnant on purpose. The boys need to be
smart so they don't wind up paying child
support for the next 18 years.

Volunteer boards
People who step up to be in the lime-
light, by holding public office are compen-
sated with an income or salary. They ex-
pect to deal with unhappy constituents at
times, as they say it goes with the territory.
A volunteer does so out of the goodness of
their heart or the love of the cause. To be
smacked verbally or have a tough exterior
certainly is not a prerequisite for having a
heart. Volunteer boards needs to examine
their own heart.

Cell phones while driving
Florida is looking at passing a law, no use
of cell phones while driving. Make sense?
Does to me. Every person you talk to has an
opinion on this .... as it should be.


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Noise complaints
Just stop and think for a minute. Let's say
that you call the Sheriff's Office and complain
about loud music. That officer goes there and
ends up arresting someone on a misdemean-
or charge of Disturbing the Peace. That officer
is now going to be tied up writing his book-
ing report on this misdemeanor arrest, not out
on the road available for lack of a better term,
more serious crimes and complaints.
If it's a law, enforce it. We should not
have to hear that crap late at night thru the
walls of our home, plain and simple. My point
is they arrest drug dealers two days later they
are back on the street doing the same thing. If
they don't want to try misdemeanors in court,
take them off the law books. What makes me
angry is that it is mostly the same people week
in and week out that are the ones doing the
loud noise. Now ... example 911 is called to
your house to help a loved one whatever the
case may be. They put them in the ambulance
going down the road some person boomin
loud music in their car doesn't hear the siren
and slams into the ambulance. But yet he has
the right to blast that all over the highway be-
cause it is a misdemeanor. I think not.
If an officer made an arrest at a noise
complaint then that would tell me the perp
probably got quite lippy/non-compliant with
the officer and probably needed arresting as
most people don't sass the law. These officers
have discretion and the overwhelming major-
ity use theirs' wisely; give them credit. Sadly
what I read in rebuttal is noise complaints are
just not that important and the officers don't
like handling them.
Maybe they could change the ordinance
so that the deputy could just write a ticket for
loud music. If people got tired of having to
pay the tickets, maybe they would think twice
about cranking it up.
Turn the music down and maybe you
won't have hearing loss by the time you're 30.
If people in their homes can hear the music
from your car stereo as you drive by, it is prob
ably loud enough to damage your hearing.
Prolonged exposure to loud music has been
proven to cause hearing loss. In particular,
music that is unbalanced with loud booming
bass can damage the tiny structures inside the
ear.

Speeders
The city police do a good job trying to
catch all the speeders they can in neighbor-
hoods. For quite a few days they had officers
on Southeast 13th Ave. They even caught one
guy two times in two days. I wish they would
come back to the area again. Same ole boys
speeding again. Thanks for the help city men
and women of OCP.


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Adoption
My husband and I have been married for
eight years. I had cancer and as a result can
no longer have children. We know there are a
lot of young ladies out there who are pregnant
and feel they have no options. What we want
you to know is that you DO have options.
There are so many couples in this world in
our position, who want more than anything to
have a child but can't due to the hand that was
dealt to them. Please know that as hard as it
would be to give up your child for adoption, if
it's something you're considering it's because
you know in your heart you want a good life
for them, maybe something you can't provide
for them at this time because you're young, or
in financial straits.
The state has a web site for children wait-
ing for adoption. Look at http://www.dcf.state.
fl.us/adoption/search/indexnew.asp.
Adoption is amazing. I plan on doing the
same thing once I settle down and get enough
money to raise a child, even if they aren't my
own.
We are listed as foster parents with DCF,
UFF, CHS. We had two little ones for almost
two years. So close to adoption and then the
case was overturned and the children were re-
turned to their mother. It was a horrible expe-
rience for my husband and I because we grew
to love these little ones so much. Honestly, we
don't know if our hearts could take that again.
We know there is a risk in all adoptions but
the risk is much higher in fostering.
I wish these young unmarried girls would
consider placing their babies up for adoption.
It is the most loving, unselfish thing they could
do. Our society should be promoting adop-
tion. Instead, too many people criticize a girl
who gives up her child. A mother who gives
up her baby for adoption should be praised
because she is putting her baby's needs first.
By giving the baby to a stable, married couple
who can provide for that child, she is giving
that baby a better life. It is a hard thing to do.
Girls who give their babies to adoptive fami
lies are very brave and have tremendous love
for their babies. I wish everyone could under-
stand that and put the needs of the innocent
infant first.

Marijuana
I figure within 10 years pot will be legal.
In the meantime they need to decriminalize it.
It's dumb for the Police to arrest someone on
the "less than 20 grams" law and they're out
in hours with little or nothing done to them.
Make it like a traffic ticket and they can pay the
fine without tying up a cop's time, and all the
people required to process an arrest.


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Partitions are being circulated out of Mi
ami now to have the issue put on the 2010
state ballet. I don't know if it will make it this
year but look for it to be a hot topic in 2012. So
much money is spent on busting pot growers,
sellers, users that could be used for rehab for
people who have gotten hooked on script's by
pain management doctors and clinics.
If they legalized and regulated and taxed
it like alcohol, it would take the criminal ele-
ment out of the mix, aside from those selling to
minors-just as we now have problems with
those selling alcohol to minors. In the case of
marijuana, it could become a new cash crop
for our farmers.

Gratuity
I am a delivery driver who works for a
pizza chain. Let me start by thanking the folks
here in Okeechobee who appreciate the fact
that we use our personal vehicles and fuel to
make sure your meal is delivered in a timely
fashion by being generous with a tip. These
restaurants charge a $2.00 delivery charge to
the customer and I am writing to inform the
public that we only receive half of that charge.
While we do make a meager hourly wage, I
feel it is unappreciative and
an insult when drivers put
wear and tear on their vehi-
cles to provide the customer
with a service to be thank-
lessly turned away without
gratuity. If these thankless
folks were in our shoes they
would feel a lot differently. When you go to a
restaurant you are expected to leave a 15 per-
cent gratuity. Is it not in your conscience when
someone delivers your food to the door to be
just as -. ... ..... Please be considerate of the
service that is being provided to you and the
expense that is incurred so that you can enjoy
the food in the comfort of your home.

Turn signals
I don't understand why people don't use
their turn signals. This is how you let other
people know which way you plan to turn. Are
you people all paranoid and afraid someone is
following you? Is that why you don't want to
give the driver behind you a clue as to which
way you plan to go? I was at the main red light
and the driver in front of me just sat there when
it turned green. After a few seconds I hit the
horn. Only then did he put on his right turn sig-
nal and I noticed there were pedestrians in the
walkway so he had to wait. Use the turn sig-
nals folks. I promise I am not following you.


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Letter to the editor


Ask Senator Nelson to stand up
for American college students
Florida Senator Bill Nelson appears to
be putting many Florida college students
in deeper debt by supporting an effort of
the banking industry to block student loan
reform. For years, lending companies have
earned a pretty penny from the federal stu-
dent loan program. Currently a student ap-
plies to a designated government lender for
a student loan. The government provides the
lenders with a subsidy for offering low inter-
est loans to students. Then, it guarantees the
loan to the lender via companies such as
Sallie Mae. The lender services the loan and
earns the interest and collection fees. If the


student pays the loan, the lender profits and
if the student defaults, the lender still profits.
According to a 2009 report by the Project
on Student Debt, published in the Chronicle
of Higher Education, 48 percent of Florida
college and university students graduate with
a student loan debt that averages $18,621.
Education SecretaryArne Duncan recently
called on the U.S. Senate to overhaul student
lending, saying that the banking industry has
had "a free ride from taxpayers for too long"
and adding that Sallie Mae, the largest lend-
ing firm, leaders have enriched themselves
as college students pile on college debt.
"Working Americans pay while bank-
ers get rich," Duncan said in a prepared
statement. "Sallie Mae executives have paid


Local churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
New Testament Baptist
Church, on S.R. 70 E. across from
the intersection with S.R. 710, will
sponsor the Dartt Gospel Quartet
this evening at 7 p.m. Tracy Dartt
is the author of the very popular
Gospel song "God On The Moun-
tain." The church welcomes all
Gospel music lovers to come and


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enjoy some good singing.
Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70
W., is having revival through March 5. Service
es are at 7 p.m. Come early (6:30 p.m.) and
enjoy Gaither style and other special music.
Pastor Darrell Weaver is the speaker of the
week. Brother Darrell is an active evangelist
and experienced pastor. Please pray that God
will use Brother Darrell to build a fire under
the church and reach the lost for Christ. For
more information call Pastor Calvin H. Fryar
at 863-763-3063.
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have a free family movie night Fri-
day, March 5 at 7 p.m. The movie "The Lost
and Found Family" is a great reminder to look
beyond ourselves to the needs of others. El-
len Bry of TV's "St. Elsewhere" and Lucas Till
of "Hannah Montana: The Movie" star in this
drama of transformed lives.
The youth group of First Baptist Church,
401 S.W Fourth St., will have a yard sale on
Saturday, March 6 starting at 7 a.m. to help
pay for their mission trip to Kosovo.
Okeechobee's own Trust Quartet will be
celebrating their 16th anniversary in a Gaither
style concert featuring Christian comedian
Josh Taylor, New Day Quartet, Sunny South
Trio and Trust Quartet. The concert will be
two and one half hours of solid comedy and
singing followed by chili, cake and ice cream
at 6 p.m. March 6 at Okeechobee Church
of God. 301 N.E. Fourth Ave. A donation of
$6 will be requested at the door which in-


cludes the refreshments.
Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 700 S.W Sixth, St., will
have their annual St. Patrick's
Festival on Saturday, March 6.
SBeginning at 11:30 a.m. corned
beef and cabbage will be served
for $6. At 2 p.m. live multi-cul-
f tural entrainment will begin fea
-S OL_ turning the Rondeau School of
hip Irish Dancer, Bolivian Dancers,
iSmp Okeechobee Steelers Band, Mexi-
can entertainers and martial arts
exhibition. There will be a variety of booths
featuring a bake sale, miscellaneous crafts,
liquid refreshments and Mexican food.
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209
U.S. 441 S.E. will sponsor a traditional Jew-
ish Passover on Sunday, March 7, at 6:30
p.m. Greg Savitt of Jews for Jesus will recre-
ate the traditional service and explain how it
foreshadowed Jesus' death and resurrection.
There is no admission, but a free-will offering
will be received. For more information call
863-763-0550.
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist
Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will have Home
coming on March 21. The speaker will be
John Hancock and there will be special
singing. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m.
The worship service will follow at 10:45
a.m. Dinner will be served after the service.
The church will have a revival March 22
through 26 with services at 7 p.m. each eve-
ning. The speaker will be Evangelist James A.
Harris and a nursery will be provided for all
services.
Okeechobee Church of the Naza-
rene, 425 S.W. 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.


themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in
the last decade while teachers, nurses, and
scientists-the backbone of the new econo-
my-face crushing debt because of runaway
college tuition costs." Duncan's remarks on
the student loan debate came as the admin-
istration attempts to end the program that
utilizes private lenders as middlemen for
federally backed loans. Federally guaranteed
loans are up a record 6 percent according to
the U.S. Department of Education, to $53.1
billion.
The lending industry is working against a
bill in Congress that would end their guaran-
teed win-win. The U.S. House of Representa-
tives made a positive statement last year by
passing a student loan reform bill as part of
HR 3221, the Student Aid and Financial Re-
sponsibility Act. Critics of the current situa-
tion saw this act as Congress standing up to
the banking lobby. In this time of crushing
student loan indebtedness, the Senate how-
ever is still struggling to present its options in
this regard. And Florida Senator Bill Nelson
appears to be struggling with his position, as
well.
The House version eliminates the part of
the program that has made a lot of profit for
banks: the subsidy to help them make risk-
free, government backed loans. The House
bill also expands direct lending to students
by making money available through their
colleges, eliminating a significant expense
incurred by the middle-man banks. Accord-
ing to a recent New York Times article, the
Congressional Budget Office has estimated
that the country could save about $80 billion
over the next decade by ending the private
lending system.
Needless to say, the commercial lenders
would lose one type of business if this bill
were to pass and become law, but would
pick up the work involved in servicing the
direct lending loans. Our current and future
cash-strapped students would, on the other

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Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually
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northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph,
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Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
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hand, win. Opponents of student loan reform
are pulling out doomsday scenarios, from
predicting higher default rates and losses of
employment. However, all these claims lack
any significant data to support them.
The real bottom line to this story is the
bottom line-a huge chunk of profit for the
commercial lenders will be gone. The savings
will allow the government to redirect dollars
to a number of need-based aid programs to
get more students into higher education and
help fuel our economy and workforce-a
workforce with much less student debt.
Today, college students who attend even
moderately priced state colleges and univer-
sities, as well as a growing number of Florida
College System students, graduate with stu-
dent loan debts that will take them years to
repay. And, this is at a time when graduates
already face a depleted job market.
Let Senator Nelson know how you feel
and put an end to free, taxpayer guaranteed
financial aid and profits made on the backs
of our nation's students.
Ask Senator Nelson to stand up for Ameri-
ca's college and university students.
Michael Brawer, MS.Ed.
Executive Director and CEO
Florida Association of Community
Colleges
113 E. College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
mbrawer@facc.org
Michael Brawer is the Executive Director
and CEO of the Florida Association of Com-
munity Colleges, an 8,000 member asso-
ciation of Florida College System institutions
and employees.








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Revival at Brighton Baptist Church
Pastor Darrell Weaver is preaching a revival through Fri-
day, March 5 at Brighton Baptist Church, 24050 S.R. 70
W. Services will begin at 7 each evening, but come at
6:30 and enjoy Gaither style singing. There will be con-
gregational and special music each night. For more in-
formation call Pastor Calvin Fryar 863-763-3063 or 863-
261-1365.


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Obituaries


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the Okeechobee News by e- mailing
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request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
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Bruce Lee Coley, 65
OKEECHOBEE Bruce Lee Coley, aged 65,
passed away Wednesday morning while fishing
in Kissimmee River in ('i.,.. i ..1" i
Bruce was born in Alabama on Aug. 3, 1944,
and lived in Bremen, Ga., until 1993; he then
moved to Savannah, Ga., and married Virginia
Bowers on June 23, 1984. He was a roofing con-
tractor, worked with his wife as stump busters,
along with being self employed owner opera-
tors and had rental property in Pooler, Ga. He
retired in 1994 and he and his wife began to
travel in their motor home. The lived on the
road for eight years and made it to forty three
different states. After traveling he made his
home in ('i.. i i ..l on the Kissimmee River.
He loved to fish, travel, and garden in his yard.
He passed away happily while fishing. Bruce
was a member of the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, Na-
than Jack Coley, Breman, Ga.; and stepson, Billy
D. Bowers Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Mamie Gertrude
Martin Coley; wife of twenty five years, Virginia
Johnson Bowers Coley of ('i.,,. ii.'l. three
sons, Bruce Scott Carlton Coley of Savannah,
Ga., Patrick Shane Coley of Jacksonville, Fla.,
Bruce Lee Coley Jr. of Newman, Ga.; a step-
daughter, Linda K. Bowers Bradanick of Guyton,
Ga.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchil-
dren; son and daughters-in-law of Metter Ga.;
sister and brother-in-law, Cybil and Kenneth
Copeland of Bowdan, Ga.; niece, Diane Chan-
dler; nephew, Rick Copeland; and family of Bre-
man, Ga.
Arrangements are being handled by Carter Fu-
neral Home Bryan Chapel. Brother Toby Skrine
spoke. Viewing was held on Wednesday, March
3, 2010, at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel,
followed by Funeral Services.

Kermit D. Nichols, 91
OKEECHOBEE Kermit D. Nichols, age 91,
of Okeechobee passed away Feb. 26, 2010.
Born Oct. 22, 1918, in New York to Leo and
Lorene Nichols he was the county administer
for Farmer's Home. He came to Okeechobee
from New York in 1979. He was a member of
the First United Methodist Church in Okeecho-
bee.
Mr. Nichols was preceded in death by his wife,
Margaret R. Nichols.
He is survived by his three sons, Alan T. Nich-
ols (Beth) of Coral Springs, Kermit D. Nichols
(Martha) of Miami, and Jonathan D. Nichols
(Suzanne) of Vancouver, Wash.; ten grandchil-
dren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 7, at First United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee.
Memorial contributions may be made to First
United Methodist Church of (,i.. .i i ..l. or
Morrisville State College, Box 901, Morrisville,
NY 13408.
Friends may sign the .-i. il .....i. at www.bas-
- i.. .. !I,,! ,, II -
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.


Dawn Bodine, 62
OKEECHOBEE Dawn Bodine, age 62, of
(,ii... ii..., passed away March 1, 2010, in
Fort Pierce.
Born Aug. 3, 1947, Holyoke, Mass., to John
and Dorothy Tilly she came to (i.... i.,, ....
from New York in 1981. She was a homemaker
of the Methodist
faith.
Mrs. Bodine is sur-
vived by her hus-
band, Ron Bodine;.
two daughters,
Deborah (Brian)
Runyon and Linda
Young; one grand-
son, Andrew Young.
all of ( 0I.. NE -ii, ,
two cousins, Karen
Guglielmi of Con-
necticut. and Pam
Lameline of Massachusetts.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until service time at 7
p.m. Friday, March 5, 2010. at Bass (0ii.. I ,....
Funeral Home with Rev. Karen Guglielmi offi-
ciating.
Memorials may be made to Treasure Coast
Hospice, 1201 SE Indian ST, Stuart FL 34997.
Friends may sign the .... il...i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (0i. I ....I- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (ii .i...f Fl
34972.

Frances 'Grandma Rabbit'
Stanle
OKEEC OBEE Frances Stanley (Wife,
Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother)
of (i., I M -- -. County passed away surround-
ed by loved ones on Feb. 27, 2010.
Born in Ft. Pierce, Fla., and raised in Palm
Beach County where she and her husband,
Hughy Stanley, raised their family. Frances was
married to Hughy Stanley on Jan. 1, 1976.
Hughy, (Oppy), has been blessed to travel and
experience life for 34 years with the most amaz-
ing woman. He has not only lost his wife but his
best friend.
In addition to her husband, Hughy, she is sur-
vived by two brothers, Portus (Jean) Mellette,
Ray (Linda) Mellette; four daughters, Frankie
(Dan) Groover, Randi (Howard) Drew, Billie Jo
( Bob) Galbraith, and Jennifer Slater; one son,
Chuck (Jackie) Stanley; 13 grandchildren, Misti,
Amanda, Ashley, Dan Jr., Mindy, Robin, Ricky,
Peggie Jo, Samantha, Amber, Brian and Jason;
and 17 great-grandchildren.
Frances loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting,
and gambling with her friends and family. Her
nights were filled with laughter, family, friends,
Yahtzee, Bonkos, Parcheesi and good down-
home fun. She will be missed on the back of the
pontoon boat with cane pole in hand. We love
you!!
*Gone Speck Fishin*
Arrangements are under the direction of Hais-
ley Funeral & Cremation Service. A guest book
may be signed at www.haisleyfuneral-
home.com

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Dr. Adlai Eldon 'Mike' Michaels
OKEECHOBEE Dr. Adlai Eldon "Mike" Mi-
chaels, age 96, of Okeechobee, passed away
Feb. 27, 2010, at his home.
Born Nov. 22, 1913, in Alma, Wis., to Frede-
rick William and Olga Michaels he was a college
professor at Washington Jefferson in Washing-
ton, Pennsylvania.
He came to Okee-
chobee in 1980. He
was a member of
the (,i., a 1O...-
Presbyterian Church,
as well as numerous
fraternities and Phi-
Beta-Kappa. Dr. Mi-
chaels had numer-
ous patents for
detergent gasoline.
He was the author of
several chemical manuals and he was men-
tioned several times in Who's Who in America.
He was the Secretary of Industry Development
Authority in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Michaels was preceded in death by two
wives, Josephine Blake and Opal Carfrey.
He is survived by his beloved friend and com-
panion, Betty Waldron of ( I.... I daugh-
ter, Dr. Carol Price (Harry) of Silver Spring, Md.;
son, Rev. Lee Michaels (Mary Ellen) of Palmer-
ton, Pa.; five grandchildren and six great-grand-
children.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday,
March 3, 2010, at Bass (i.. .. .... Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thurs-
day, March 4, 2010, at Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church with Pastor Loy Mershimer officiating.
Interment will be at Gnaden Huetten Cemetery
in Lehighton, Pa.
Memorials may be made to a scholarship in
Dr. Adlai Eldon Michaels' name at Washington
Jefferson College, Attention Business Office,
Washington, PA 15301.
Friends may sign the ., ii'.. i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.

Violet Marie Flower-
Kleinfelder, 84
OKEECHOBEE Violet Marie Flower-Klein-
felder, passed away Thursday, February 25,
2010, in Raulerson Hospital. She was 84.
She was born April 19, 1925 in Pennsylvania,
to Mabel & Frank Flower. She moved to Okee-
chobee in the early 1980's. She enjoyed quilting
with (,i.. .-...II- Stitchin', bingo at the Lottie
Raulerson Senior Center, and participating in
various community projects such as Widows &
Widowers Support Group, volunteering at Ever-
glades Elementary and (i....II.... High
School, food pantry at the Presbyterian Church,
C.O.P.S. and Habitat for Humanity.
She was preceded in death by her sisters June,
Paula, and Myrtle.
She is survived by her three daughters, Dale
(Darwin) Ireson of Arvada, Colo., Connie (Wil-
liam) Pennington and Debbie (John) Garza,
both of Okeechobee; five grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
A remembrance gathering was from 5 to 7
p.m. Monday, March 1, at Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, in lieu of a service per her wish-
es.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in
her name to the Okeechobee Sheriff's Depart-
ment for "Safety Equipment".


Elma June Hampton, 76
OKEECHOBEE Elma June Hampton, age
76, of (i. ...., ,i ,,,, passed away Feb. 25, 2010,
at the Hamrick Home.
Born June 18, 1933, in Indiana, she came to
Okeechobee from Erlington, Ky., in 1978. She
was the former pas-
tor at Lighthouse
Ministry. She was
the co-founder of
Christian Service
Center and she also
worked for ALPI in
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Hampton was
preceded in death
by her husband,
Quintin Curtis
Hampton Sr.
She is sur-
vived by three sons, Quintin Curtis
Hampton, Jr. of Okeechobee, Allen W Hamp-
ton of Pell City, Ala., and Stephen D. Hampton
of (,iI., i nine grandchildren and her sis-
ter, Norma of Indiana.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at 11
a.m. Friday, March 5, 2010, at Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home.
Friends may sign the .-i. il .....i. at www.bas-
-, i.. . i ,, ,i ,, I I. . ,,,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (ii.. ....l...- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, ('LI, .i...,,i, Fl
34972.

Lowie J. Oaks, 74
OKEECHOBEE Lowie J. Oaks, age 74, of
Okeechobee, passed away Feb. 25, 2010, in Port
St. Lucie.
He was born April 23, 1935, in Crawfordville,
Fla., to Andrew J. and Lena Oaks. He was an an-
tique finisher having come to Okeechobee in
1956. He was a member of the Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge #1753.
Mr. Oaks was preceded in death by his wife,
Virginia S. Oaks.
He is survived by three daughters, Patricia
Oaks Box (Paul) of Okeechobee, Sharon Oaks
Waldron of Port St. Lucie, and Deana Kay Oaks
of ('i., . il. ,i and one granddaughter, Eliza-
beth Anne Box of Okeechobee.
Memorials services will be held at a later date.
Friends may sign the .-i. il .....i. at www.bas-
, ..i . i ,, ,, Ii . . ,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (i... -ii...- - Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, ('i.... i,,,,, Fl
34972.

See OBITS -Page 7

I In Loving Memory of
Chrissie Arnold
Williams
I July 30, 1963 to March 3, 2006

You left us peaceful memories,
I Your love is still our guide and
though we cannot see you,
You're always at our side

Loved & Missed by
The Arnold &
j Williams Families




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Steven Randall Watford, 62
OKEECHOBEE Steven Randall Watford,
age 62, of ('i . ikl-i passed away Feb. 28,
2010, in (I, h. ...I I .
Born March 26, 1947, in Fort Pierce to the late
Salter R. and Lola DeRita Watford he was a life-
time resident of ('i..,. i-. l. He was car sales-
man and a real
estate salesman. He
was a member of
the First Baptist
Church of Okeecho-
bee.
Mr. Watford is sur-
vived by his son, Ste-






ven Randall
Watford, Jr. "Randy"
of Okeechobee; two
daughters, Dana
Wells (Alan) of

Tenn., and Ashley Watford of Okee-
chobee; sister, Sharon Nairsey of (1. i, ,' ,, .
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time at 3
p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Bass Okeecho-










bee Funeral Home with Bill Sherman officiating.
Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the i il ..A..i. at www.bas-
- i.. .. I,, ,,, li .... II
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.


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just three days, this year's extravaganza has
grown into a four-day festival. Early regis-
trants can take advantage of deep registra-
tion discounts between now and March 5.
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Tobacco Place has variety of tobacco products


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A unique, one of a kind store for Okeecho-
bee recently opened. Tobacco Place, oper-
ated by Steve and Karen DeHays, offers all
kinds of tobacco products and accessories.
For some time the DeHays have oper-
ated DeHays Design, a land surveying busi-
ness, when they decided to branch out. Mrs.
DeHays said they got the idea from similar
stores in Michigan where her cousin lives.
"It seemed like a great idea," she said.
While they carry some manufactured
cigarettes, they specialize in "roll your own."
Customers can choose from several types of
cigarette rolling machines and several variet-
ies of tobacco. A selection of brands of ciga-
rette papers is also available.
In one corner is a humidor stocked with
cigars imported from the Dominican Re-
public and Ecuador. Tobacco Place offers a
selection of pipes including corncob pipes.
They sell ash trays, humidors, incense and
smoke eater candles.
Tobacco Place also carries the new


Steve and Karen DeHays, owners of Tobacco Place, have a humidor stocked with
imported cigars. They also carry a variety of tobacco products and accessories.


smokeless e-cigarette in several flavors and
intensities. It has no tobacco but still con-
tains nicotine. There are no fires, ashes, or


Special to the Okeechobee News/SES

Students of the Month
Eagles are soaring at South Elementary. Congratulations to the children who
have earned Student of the Month for February. They are: Nabila Rashid, Katlin
McDeavitt, Dylan Gabor, Aliany Garcia, Andrea Chavez, Cristian Trejo, Chase
Beal, Matthew Arnall, Stormy Requena, Janixza Lopez, Sabria Smith-Jones, Vi-
cente De la Cruz, and Minh Thy Nguyen.


Special to the Okeechobee News/EES
Students of the Week
Students who are achieving excellence in the classroom for the week of March
1-5 include: Pre-k student, Raquel Aguirre; kindergarten students, Madison Lil-
ley, Katelynn Terry, Adrian Santamaria, Trinity Reynolds, Rhyleigh Tingle, Amber
Rodriguez; first graders, Dalton Durand, Jessie Benjamin, Daisy Eunice, May-
cee Elliott, Maya Aguirre; second grade students, Brenda Sixto, Brook Julian,
Marissa Forde, Edwin Reyes, Janette Garcia, Haley Underhill; third grade stu-
dents, Tiffany Alvarez, Ricardo Morales, Madeline Mungaray, Mariah Wooten,
Alexus Eastman, Reece Agnew, Estela Gomez; fourth graders, Jorge Luviano,
Jimmy Bigford, Marshall Abney, Alyssa Howard, Rainne Kasik; fifth grade stu-
dents, Haven Walters, Casey Feldpusch, Hunter Derry, Elizabeth Chavez. Con-
gratulations to our many outstanding students.


smoke with this e-cigarette. It operates with
a rechargeable battery to produce a vapor
instead of smoke when puffed on. For those
reasons, some employers allow the e-ciga-
rette to be smoked in the workplace.
Tobacco Place is located at 101 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. The hours are Monday through Fri-
day 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. The telephone number is 35 SMOKE
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Student's science fair project

studies blood splatter origin -L


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A seventh grader at Yearling Middle
School took honors the Okeechobee County
Science Fair and the Regional Science Fair
held in February at the Seminole Brighton
Indian Reservation.
Cassidy Watford, 12, based her science
project on an interesting topic, determining
the point of origin of blood splatter and vis-
ited the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office
and members of their Crime Scene Unit to
get information.
OCSO Crime Scene Tech Kathleen Wat-
son said it turned into a very interesting proj-
ect. "She wanted to do a project on finger


prints at first but switched to blood splatter
when I suggested she change the color of
the blood from red to purple so it wouldn't
be so gory."
Cassidy did all the work and worked to
answer the question, can you determine the
point of origin of blood splatter, and the an-
swer is yes.
"She came in and talked to us and we
gave her advice, but she did a lot of work.
She is a really good kid," Watson added.
Cassidy will be among 24 students from
the middle school and high school levels
in five surrounding counties, Okeechobee,
Glades, Hendry, Desoto and Highlands who
will compete in the State Science Fair in April
in Orlando.


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March 3, 2010


Okeechobee News







'Hometown Girl' contestants ready for pageants


"Hometown Girls" is the theme for this
year's Miss Okeechobee County Fair pag-
eant. When 2010 Miss Okeechobee County
Fair is crowned in March she will be joined
by the fair's first Little Miss Okeechobee
County Fair. The contestants for both pag-
eants are now busy in rehearsals and getting
ready for their competitions. Pageant coordi-
nator Leslie Stokes is working with the girls
on their opening dance routine and getting
them pageant ready. 2009 Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Queen, Alexandria Ming is also
assisting at the rehearsals.
On Friday, March 12, at 6 p.m. eight girls
will compete in the Little Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Pageant. Contestants will be
judged during the runway competition for
overall natural appearance, confidence, per-
sonality (spirit and individuality). This year's
contestants are: Taylor Anuez, 11, Breanna
Billie, 13, Shelby Kirton, 10, Airianna Nunez,

L.O.S.T. event date set
Rotary Club of Okeechobee will host
the Seventh Annual L.O.S.T. Ride-Run-
Walk Event on Saturday, March 27. Reg-
istration is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Scott
Driver Boat Ramp, $20/adult and $15/
children 10 & under; and children 5 and
under are free. Bicyclists may choose to
ride round-trip courses of 12, 20, 40 or
54 miles. Runners and walkers will fol-
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or downloadable registration forms visit:
www.OkeechobeeRotary.org.


13, Taylor Pearce, 13, Chandler Varnadore,
11, Kaylee Whidden, 11, and Hope Wisener,
9. The newly selected Little Miss Okeecho-
bee County Fair will join the Miss Okeecho-
bee County Fair Queen and help in serving
as hostesses to the Okeechobee County Fair
following her crowning.
An exciting evening is planned for our
2010 Miss Okeechobee County Fair Pageant
where Alexandria Ming, 2009 Miss Okeecho-
bee County Fair Queen, will crown the new
queen on Saturday, March 13 at 5 pm. Thir-
teen young ladies are competing this year to
represent Okeechobee County. They are Al-


lison Chandler, 16, Monica Chavez, 17, Ray-
bon Durrance, 16, Caitlin East, 15, Bridget
Ewing, 16, Erin Moore, 18, Amelia Nunez,
15, Kaylee-Renee Peaden, 15, Kaitlyn Price,
16, Brandi Perona, 15, Sarah Payne, 16, Kay-
la Stokes, 17, and Kathleen Turner, 18. Com-
petition begins for the girls earlier in the day
on Saturday, with individual interviews by a
team of well-qualified judges from out of the
area. The on-stage judging will include eve-
ning gown and swim suit competitions. The
young ladies will be questioned on stage as
a part of the final determination of who will
have the honor of becoming the 2010 Miss


Okeechobee County Fair. The 2010 Miss
Okeechobee County Fair Queen will be the
official hostess to the Okeechobee County
Fair following her crowning. The winner
shall elect to enter the 2011 Miss Teen Flor-
ida USA pageant or receive a $1000 schol-
arship. During her reign, she will be active
in many community events as well as out of
town events.
The winner and finalists of both pageants
will receive a number of prizes, and awards,
including the business achievement award.
There will also be presentation of "Miss Pho-
togenic" and "Miss Congeniality."


Special to the Okeechobee News/ Rafael Pacheco
Contestants in the Miss Okeechobee County Fair Queen contest (shown with current queen Alex Ming) include Allison
Chandler, 16, Monica Chavez, 17, Raybon Durrance, 16, Caitlin East, 15, Bridget Ewing, 16, Erin Moore, 18, Amelia
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March 3, 2010 Okeechobee News


Commissioners concerned about budget


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Budget talks and a health department
report card were major topics of discus-
sion at the Thursday, Feb. 25 meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commission.
County administrator Lyndon Bonner
told commissioners that he has started on
budget preparation for fiscal year 2010-2011.
He predicted that a shortfall of $2.8 to $4.2
million would have to be addressed. He said
the county would have to set priorities and
look at the impact of reductions.
"The commissioners who voted for this
budget need to tell us how you are going to
fund it," asked Commissioner Joey Hoover,
referring to the current budget. He thought
the county was in a hiring freeze to save
money, but he seemed to think that some
new employees may have been hired.
"You are spending money you don't
have." he warned.
"I think you are going to have reestablish
the amount of government you can pro-
vide," Mr. Domer said. "Some businesses
are downsizing."
He said he did want history to record him
as being on the board of county commis-
sioners that caused the county to go broke.
Commissioner Domer went on to say the
county should not run on borrowed money.
Commissioner Hoover replied that the
county already is running on borrowed
money because the reserves are below the
level they should be and will have to be paid
back.
Commissioner Clif Betts urged staff to
bring back ways to minimize expenses.
"We've never been this short before,"
said Commissioner Betts.
Mr. Bonner said leisure services such as
the library might have to be cut back.
Turning to another matter, Frank Kruppa,


County fair is just

around the corner

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The fair is just around the corner. The
2010 Okeechobee County Fair will run
from Friday, March 12 to Sunday, March
21. New this year will be a Little Miss
Okeechobee County Fair Pageant on Fri-
day, March 12.
Hotel California, an Eagles sound alike
group, will be back on Friday and Satur-
day of the first weekend. They were here
two years ago. The Bob Teamy Classic
Car Show will take place Saturday after-
noon, March 13. The Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Pageant will be held that Sat-
urday evening at 5 p.m. Also the cattle-
men's rodeo will be taking place that first
weekend. Once again there will be daily
pig races and a daily magic show. Wal-
mart's Guitar Hero Competition will take
place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Timmy Bast Band will perform on
Friday and Saturday of the last weekend
and, as has become tradition, the fair will
end up with a demolition derby.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum
at www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda
can be reached at pgawda@newszap..


Okeechobee Health Department adminis-
trator, presented the 2010 County Health
Rankings of all Florida County Health De-
partments issued Feb. 17 by the Robert
Woods Foundation. Rankings were in two
categories, health outcomes which repre-
sents how healthy a county is and health fac-
tors that influence the health of a county. Of
Florida's 67 counties, Okeechobee ranked
56 in health outcomes and 66 in health fac-
tors. Mr. Kruppa said the numbers were
not unexpected, adding that rural counties
have less resources. Also, he said that with
smaller populations, a smaller number of in-
cidents would influence the rankings.
"Our numbers are pretty stable for a ru-
ral community," he said. "We are doings the
things we need to do to make sure it is a
healthy place."
Mr. Kruppa said there are a lot of people
working to improve the health and safety of
the community. He mentioned the recent
Health and Safety Expo in which 2,000 peo-
ple took part. Educating youth to make wise
decisions is one of his biggest challenges.
Mr, Kruppa said a lot of public health prob-
lems could be eliminated if people made
healthy choices.
In other action, the board:
proclaimed March to be American Red
Cross Month in the county;
appointed Francee Malone and Loucen-
da Murphy to the tourist development coun-
cil;
reappointed Terry Burroughs, Cheryl
Daniels and Bill Phares to the agri-civic cen-
ter advisory committee;
reappointed Betty Williamson and
Karen Cassels to the library advisory com-
mittee;
reappointed Carl Shumate and Carl Fer-
rero as regular members and Mitchell Han-
cock as an alternate member to the planning
board/board of adjustments and appeals;
appointed Linda Wilson and Christina
Santibanez to the Treasure Coast Commu-
nity Action Agency Advisory Board.


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Employee

recognition
Rick Hall, left, was congratulated on
five years' service to the Okeecho-
bee Utility Authority by Frank Irby,
chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Hall, who works in inventory
and purchasing, was recognized at
the Tuesday, Feb. 9 board meeting.


March 3, 2010


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Okeechobee News March 3, 2010


Special to the Okeechobee News/Dori Fowler
Drawing winner
Dr. David Wemmer presents a portable DVD player and car-
rying case to Heather Hancock. Wemmer Family Orthodon-
tics would like to thank everyone who stopped by to visit
and those who entered the drawing at the Health & Safety
Expo at the Agri Center on Jan. 31.


Traditional Passover supper explained


Jesus' Last Supper was actually a Jewish
Passover. Greg Savitt, of Jews for Jesus, will
re-create the traditional Passover service and
explain how it foreshadowed Jesus' death
and resurrection in a presentation called
"Christ in the Passover" at Treasure Island
Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E. on Sun-
day, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Savitt, who was raised as a Conserva-
tive Jew in a Chicago suburb, will set a table
with items traditionally used at the Passover
meal and detail their spiritual significance.
After he and his wife, Denise, came to know
the Lord, Savitt felt so strongly about the
Messiahship of Jesus that he left his job as
a CPA to become a full-time evangelist with
Jews for Jesus in 1997. During his presenta-


tion, Savitt will also explain the connection
between the events of the first Passover in
Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accom-
plished, as well as the deep bond between
the ancient Passover feast and the Christian


communion celebration today.
Mr. Savitt, will be happy to answer ques-
tions after the presentation. Please call Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church at 863-763-0550
for more information.


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Kiwanis Club guest
At the Thursday, Feb. 11, Kiwanis Club meeting, Jim
Vensel, Kiwanis Club President, introduced Teresa
Chandler, Asst. Vice President of Seacoast National
Bank, as the speaker who updated the members with
the progress of the new YMCA. There has been $17,000
raised so far and $3,000 more is needed for a feasibility
study to be done before the new YMCA can begin con-
struction. There are two sites to be decided upon and
within 18 months there will hopefully be a new YMCA in
Okeechobee that will be staffed locally as well as pro-
viding a safe place for our community to enjoy. A Fund
Raiser, "Family Fun Day!" will be held on Saturday,
March 27, at Flagler Park (Park Street) from 10 a.m.- 2
p.m. and admission is FREE.


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Winning basket
Laura McCall of Cassels & Mc-
Call presents a Valentine's basket
to Linda Davis. Inside the basket: a
Shampoo and Blow Dry, donated by
Brandy Stephen of Main Street Salon;
a French Vanilla scented candle, do-
nated by Gloria's Sweets-n-Blooms,
Chanel No. 5 perfume, a Valentine's
Day flower arrangement, donated by
Countryside Florist, and a $40 gift
card donated by Lightsey's Seafood
Restaurant. The drawing was spon-
sored by Cassels & McCall, to benefit
the March of Dimes.


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March 3, 2010


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Brahmans get first win Avilabei-2


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Cameron Tewksbury allowed just one hit
and one run in five plus innings and Mark
Weir had an RBI double as Okeechobee
High School's baseball team (1-2) won their
first game of the year Friday night over dis-
trict rival Lincoln Park, 3-1.
The victory was a long time coming for
Okeechobee as they lost two preseason
games and their first two regular season
games.
Coach Dylan Tedders said you could al-
most feel the tension in the air when the
game got close in the late innings, "It was
just one of those things that happened to go
our way. We needed that after the first two
games. We needed one to go in our favor."
Tewksbury continued his dominance
over Lincoln Park. During his four-year high
school career he has never dropped a deci-
sion to LPA. He said part of the reason for
his success is he is motivated to play the
Greyhounds. "There are games that you
can come out flat but against Lincoln Park
it's easy to get pumped up. They talk a lot
of trash and we've played a number of barn
burners with them."
Tewksbury was pretty dominant on the
mound. He never allowed more than one
runner in an inning until the sixth. Brice
Buckner relieved him and was able to work
out of trouble in the sixth before getting into
a jam in the seventh. He was helped out by
a beautiful double play turned by 2B Aaron
Suarez.
"Brice was in a tight situation but he held
on. Aaron made a key defensive play, they
hit into out bunt play and we turned the
double play," Tedders said.
Tedders said he expects Okeechobee and
LPA to be among the teams battling for the
district title this year. He said every game be-
tween the teams in the past few years have
been dog fights.
Okeechobee got off to a good start Friday,
which had been a rare sight this year. Drew
Selvey drew a four-pitch walk and scored on
a double by Mark Weir in the bottom of the
first. Weir came into score later in the inning
to give Okeechobee a 2-0 lead.
Weir said he looked for a fastball and got
one right down the middle. "I jumped on it


and hit it as far as I can. I think the team fed
off that hit. I didn't do it all by myself. We
play as a team, win as a team, and lose as
a team."
Okeechobee got a much needed insur-
ance run in the middle innings as Richard
Donegan doubled, moved to third on a bunt
single by Tyler Finney and scored after a long
run down. Suarez missed a squeeze bunt
but Finney stayed alive on the bases long
enough for Donegan to get an opportunity
to score to give Okeechobee a 3-0 lead.
From there, the pitching took over for the
Brahmans and got them to the finish line.
"Anytime you play a game where only a
couple of runs separate the teams, it's a nail
biter. We were nervous out there. It makes
this win even sweeter," Tewksbury added.
Weir said the team has the ability to hit
the ball but to this point in the season really
haven't shown their potential, "We know
we can play. We showed tonight that we can
put the ball in play and slap the ball around
a little bit." Okeechobee played at St. Lucie
West Centennial Saturday afternoon but
wind and rain interrupted play in the third
inning with the Eagles in front 4-3. The game
will be completed on April 22.


Aaron Suarez helped in the seventh
inning to get OHS out of a jam with a
beautiful double play.


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03/06; 8 a.m. until; Fur-
niture, clothes, tools, an-
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CLEARING & HAULING
Dump Truck, Back Hoe
& Bobcat Services...
by Jason Summerford
(863)634-7771




HAND QUILTING
in my home.
(863)357-0868






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Scaffolding 5 Ft. and
6 Ft. Scaffolding sections
$25.00 each. Call
(863)610-2206.


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CLERICAL OFFICE
Ridge Propane Fuel in Avon
Park has an opening for an
office position. Must have a
good attitude and office work
experience. Excellent pay and
benefits. call (863) 453-3959 or
1-800-874-4427 ext. 142 or
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ON RIM CANAL: newly
furn., lbr/dr, screened
porch, $150/week
(772)359-1640

VIKING/PRAIRIE Effi-
ciency. Very clean!
$500/mo. Incl. utils. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205




Taylor Creek Condo 1/1
Furnished, Pool, W&D,
water & elec. $900 mo
+ sec. 863-824-0981




3/2 CBS in town with
fenced in yard. $950
p/mo. First, last & se-
curity. 863-634-7725.

AFFORDABLE NEW
HOUSES 3/2/2 and
3/1/1, tile floors, jacuzzi
tub, Bring Pets, Large
Yards (561)723-2226

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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
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clean up a breeze!

CBS HOME Clean, 3br,
2ba on 1/2 acre, partial
fenced yard $1200
(772)708-4993

CENTER OF TOWN:
2BR, 1BA Duplex, All
appl., C/Air, W&D. $700
mo. (863)634-9899

CLEAN 2/1, Lg. yard w/
Oak trees. Lofton Rd.
$650 mo 1st, last, $400
sec. 561-261-0077

DIXIE RANCH 3br,
2ba. Large jacuzzi on
screened back porch.
Fenced back yard. Too
many extras to mention.
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ton Bass Boat & Trailer,
150 Johnson OB SS
Prop. Very low hours.
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2006 25' 2 axle Camper
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ground pool, fenced,
metal roof, .48 acres,
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shed, $149,900 Rent
$1050. (561)801-3002




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BHR 2/2 Furnished, on
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COUNTRY LIVING -
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N of high school.
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$400/month + deposit.
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New flooring & gutters
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG
IN THE GENERAL
COURT OF JUSTICE
DISTRICT COURT DIVISION
Case #09-CVD-12518
Mauricio Cardona
Jaramillo,
Plaintiff
vs.
Zirelyn Panade Gonzalez,
Defendant
TO: Zirelyn Panade
Gonzalez
TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seek-
ing relief against you has been filed
in the above-entitled actin. The na-
ture of the relief being sought is as
follows: absolute divorce from Plain-
tiff stated hereinabove.
You are required to make a defense
to such pleading no later than Forty
(40) days after March 3, 2010 (exclu-
sive of said date), and upon your
failure to do so, the party seeking
service against you wil apply to the
Court for the relief sought.
This the 3rd day of March, 2010.
David A. Concha
Attorney for Plaintiff
725 East Trade Street
Suite 215
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704)525-8824
347685 ON 03/03,10,17/10

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in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE
NO: 47-2009-CA-000045
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RUSSELL A. KELSO, JR. A/K/A RUS-
SELL A. KELSO A/K/A RUSSELL AL-
LEN KELSO, JR.; ROXANNA M.
KELSO A/K/A ROXANNA M. HAZY-
KELSO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
ORALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; PINE ISLAND H 0 M E -
OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF OKEE-
CHOBEE, INC.; NATIONAL CITY
BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK;
JOHN DOEANDJANE 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. 47-2009-
CA-000045 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Honda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Honda, 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:
LOT 7, PINE ISLAND, PHASE I,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 52 THROUGH
56, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A 1992 MOBILE
HOME WITH VIN#
FLFLN70A20150CG, TITLE #
64257108 AND VIN#
FLELN70B20150CG, TITLE#
64257110
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any.
other than the roert owner as of
the date of the is Dendens, must file
a claim within 60 davs 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 13064 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACTOF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Dnve, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or
call 1-772-807-4370 within two
working days of your receipt of this
Summons/Notice to Appear. If you
are hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Hori-
da Relay Service.
343250 ON 3/3,10/10




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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regu-
lar Session on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Health Depart-
ment Auditorium, 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made,
which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodabon to
participate in this proceeding should contact Paula Poskon, no later than
two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-4559 or
863-763-2131, ext. 2111. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Clif Betts Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
347695 ON 03/03/10


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
VARIANCE
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Board of
Adjustment and Appeals on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Council Cham-
bers, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City
website www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services De-
partment, pburnette@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 217.
Under consideration is VARIANCE Petition No. 10-001-V, submitted by prop-
erty owners, Steven and Andrea Nelson, to decrease SIDE and REAR set-
backs, to approve a possible increase in Building and Impervious Surface
Coverage allowed, within a Residential Single Fmily-One Zoning District
(ref Code Book Sec. 90-105 (b)(l)) Property is located at 1407 SE 8th Ave-
nue. Legal: Lot 188 of First Addition to Okeechobee Estates, as recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 23, Public Records Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said
Hearing. The entire petition may be inspected during regular business
hours, Mon-Fn, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
The Board of Adjustment and Appeals serves as the decision making body
(quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny Special Excep-
bons.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the Board of Adjustment and Appeals with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meebng, or hearing will need to en-
sure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. General
Services media are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the depart-
ment. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
persons needing special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding
should contact the General Services Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petibon No. 10-001-V
347686 ON 03/03/10


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 Secbon 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
0306'15" East, along the West line of said Section 20, a distance of
2,411.80 feet; thence South 89 41'59" East, a distance of 1.782.00 feet;
thence South 8800231" East, a distance of 652.10 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence South 0000'00" 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 Conservabon
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 1816'08" West, a distance of 395.84 feet; thence North
8836'45" East, a distance of 2,767.08 feet thence North 025849"
East, a distance of 1,062.61 feet; thence South 684239" 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 1816'08'
West, a distance of 345.93 feet; thence North 8802'31" 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, btle 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
disabilibes needing a special accommodabon to participate in the proceed-
ing should contact Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117, ext. 2225.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-275
TD BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A.
and Palm Beach County Bank,
Plaintff,
VS.
O.K. VENTURES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS,
LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS; and, HOLLY
BLUMENSTYK,
Defendants.
STUART M. LEDIS, LLC; STUART M. LEDIS, individually; and,
O.K. VENTURES, LLC,
Counterplaminbffs,
vs.
TD BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A. and Palm
Beach County Bank,
Counterdefendant.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2008-CA-275
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions governing the
sale of the Loan #1 Property contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 15, 2010 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-275 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, wherein TD BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A.
and Palm Beach County Bank, is the Plaintiff and O.K. VENTURES, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company; STUART M. LEDIS; and, HOLLY BLUMENSTYK, are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the
24th day of March, 2010 the following described real property located in
Okeechobee County, Florida, as more particularly set forth in the Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:
Being a porbon of Lots 3 and 4, Block 10, PLAT OF FARM LANDS OF THE
CONSOLIDATED LAND CO., (Plat Book 1, Page 5, Okeechobee County) lying
in Sections 24 and 25, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, being further bounded and described as follows:
Commence at an existing concrete monument marking the Southeast cor-
ner of Section 24;
Thence South 89 degrees 38'24" West along the Southerly section line of
said Section 24, a distance of 1318.12 feet to a 3/4" galvanized pipe lying
on the Hopkins Meander Line;
Thence North 48 degrees 08'01" West along said Meander Line a distance
of 1594.86 feet to an iron pin marking the Point of Beginning;
Thence conbnue North 48 degrees 08'01" West along said Meander Line a
distance of 374.14 feet to an iron pin;
Thence South 46 degrees 0921" West a distance of 2332.31 feet to an
iron .. .. i j a point lying on the Northeasterly right-of-way line of SA
15 4. 1 ,
-i:i. : ..r. 33 degrees 16'06" East along said right-of-way line a dis-
tance of 172.36 feet to an iron pin marking a Point of Curvature, said curve
being concave to the West, having a radius of 5770.00 feet, a central angle
of 1 degree 5442", and an arc distance of 192.51 feet;
Thence along said curve, along said right-of-way, a chord bearing of North
32 degrees 1845" West and a chord distance of 192.50 feet to an iron pin;
Thence North 46 degrees 30'39" East a distance of 2430.48 feet to an
iron pin lying on the Hopkins Meander Line and the Point of Beginning.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owners as of the date of Lis Pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on 2/24/2010.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk & Comptroller, Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS, PA.
Allen R. Tomlinson, Esquire
Attorneys for the Plaintiff
P 0. Box 3475
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475
Telephone: (561) 650-0492
Facsimile: (561) 650-0469
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Notice
The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee of Okeechobee County has
scheduled its next regular session for Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.
in the Board of County Commissioners meeting chambers at the Health De-
partment located at 1728 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
The Committee will review and discuss the revision of the Okeechobee
County Local Housing Assistance Plan.
A person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Committee with re-
spect to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that
a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Stephany DuPree
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Facilitator
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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 19,
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.
1992Nissan Sentra
VIN # 1N4EB32A2NC809146
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINALi NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEi Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 19th day of March
2010 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursu-
ant to Florida statute 713.78 for un-
paid towing and storage. Year, Make,
Model & Vin's as follows:
1994 Gray Mercury Villager Van
4M2DV11W2RDJ19521
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.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 487
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
HOWARD R. KLEINMAN, TAMMY
KLEINMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS TAM-
MY R. KLEINMAN, JOHN E. KOVACIK
AND SUSAN KOVACIK,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment en-
tered in the above styled cause now
pending in said Court that I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00
a.m. on March 31, 2010, the follow-
ing described real property:
Lot 24 Sundance Trails Ranch
according to the Plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 7
Page 69 Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED: 2/19/2010
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney: Sandler & Sandler
117 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 488
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
LAURENCE R. KLEINMAN, SALLYANN
KLEINMAN, JOHN E. KOVACIK, SU-
SAN KOVACIK, HOWARD R. KLEIN-
MAN AND TAMMY KLEINMAN,ALSO
KNOWN AS TAM-
MY R. KLEINMAN,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment en-
tered in the above styled cause now
pending in said Court that I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00
a.m. on March 31, 2010, the follow-
ing described real property:
Lot 21 of the Plat of Sundance
Trails Ranch, as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 69 Public
Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED March 19, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK


By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney: Sandier & Sandier
117 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V
AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION
STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DRAFT Permit Project No.-, 051001.5-023-AV
Revision to Title V Air Operation Permit No 0516015-021-AV
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation
Hendry County
The Florida Department of Environmental Protecbon (permitting authority) gives notice of its intent to issue a Title V
Air Operation Permit Revision to Southern Gardens 0.1116 Processing Corporation for their facility located at 1820
County Road 833, Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida. This is a revision to Title V Air Operation Permit No. 051001
5-021-AV. The applicant's name and address are; Mr. Tristan Chapman, Vice President, General Manager, Southern
Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation, 1820 County Road 833, Clewiston, Florida, 33440. This revision pertains to
the permitted allowance for the use of d-Limonene, cold-press oil (GPO), and ethanol as additional allowable fuels to
be burned in Nos. 1 and 2 Peel Dryers and Boilers Nos. 1, 2, 3, and. This revision also removes condition No. 11,
"Progress Reporting" as required in the air construction permit No. 0510015-021-AV and Section 1i, condition No. 18
of Title V air operating permit No. 0510015-021-V,
The permitting authority will issue the PROPOSED Permit, and subsequent FINAL Permit, in accordance with the
conditions of the DRAFT Permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a
different decision or significant chan ge of terms or conditions.
The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the DRAFT Permit for a period of thirty (30) days
from the date of publication of this Public Nobce. Written comments must be post-marked and all facsimile comments
must be received by the close of business (5:00 pm), on or before the end of this 30-day period, by the Permitting
Authority at the Department of Environmental Protecton, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549 or
facsimile (239) 332-6969. As pan of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority
hold a public meeting on this permitting acton. If the Permitbng Authority determines there is sufficient interest for a
public meeting, it will publish nobce of the bme, date, and location in the Florida Administrabve Vivrcekly
(hrtp://fuw.do33.state.fl.usi) and in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected by the permitting action.
For additional information, contact the Prmitting Authority at the above adiirts or phone number. If written com-
ments or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the DRAFT Permit, the Permitbng
Authority shall issue a Revised DRAFT Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will
be made available for public inspection.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an adminis-
trative bearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes (F..). The petition must con-
tain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Department
of Environmental Protecton, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000,
Telephone: (850) 245-2242, Fax: (850) 2452303.
Petitions filed b any persons other than those entitled to written nobce under Secbon 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed
within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of intent,
whichever occurs first. Under Secbon 120.60(3), however, any person who asked the permitting authority for notice
of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of that nobce, re Ls rdless of the date of publica-
tion. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the bme of filing.
The failure of any person to fife a pebtion within the applicable time period shall consbtute a waiver of that persons
right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120-57, ES., or to intervene in
this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the approval of the presid-
ing officer upon the filing ofa motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code (F,A.C.),
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the permitting authority's action is based must contain the fol-
lowing information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identificabon number, if known;
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; name address and telephone number of the peti-
tioner's representative if any, which Wilt be the address for service purr 'Kies during the course of the proceeding;
and an explanation of how pebtioner's substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination;
c) A statement of how and when the petitboner received notice of the agency action or proposed action;
d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact, If there are none, the petition must so state;
e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle petitioner to re-
lief;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modificabon of the agen-
cy's proposed action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitoner, stating precisely the action pebtioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the permitbng authority's acbon is based shall state
that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by
Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the permitting authority's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of in-
tent. Persons whose substanbal interests will be affected by any such final decision of the permitting authority on the
application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
In addition to the above, pursuant to 42 United States Cock: (LT.S.C.) Section 766140(2), any person may petition
the Administrator of the EPA within 60 (sixty) days of the expiraton of the Administrator's 45 (forty-rive) day review
period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance of any Title V permit. Any petition shall
he based only on objections to the Tite V permit that were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30 (thirty)
day public comment period provided in this nobce, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA
that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection
arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effecbve date
of any Tite V pormin properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions filed with the Ad-
ministrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Secbon 7661d(b)(2) and must be filed with the Adminis-
trator of the EPA at; U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W,, Washington, D.C. 20460.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday, except legal holidays, at:
Permitbna Authority:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364W
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Telephone: (239) 332-6975
Fax: (239) 332-69696
The complete project file includes the DRAFT Permit, the application, and the information submitted by the respon-
sible official, exclusive of confidential records under Section 403.11 1, F.S. Interested persons may contact Carter B.
F,rtfl5Iey, P.E, at the above address, or call (239) 332-6969, for additional information.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000003
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSMPS
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-
RP2
Pfaintiff,
vs.
TRACI BLEVINS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TRACI BLEVINS N/K/A ROBERT
JOSEPH TILLOTSON N/K/A ROB-
ERT JOSEPH TILLOTSON N/K/A
ROBERT JOSEPH TILLOTSON
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 300 North
Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL
349721484
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALLUNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWNTO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS.
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UN-
KNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida:
LOT 8, BLOCK 18, PINE OAKS
VILLAGE NO. 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 21 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME
LOCATED THEREON AS A PER-
MANENT FIXTURE AND AN AP-
PURTENANCE THERETO..
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 ays after
the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or peti-
bon.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive
weeks in the Okeechobee News (In-
dependent Newspapers).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 25th day of Febru-
ary, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F09125895
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. Lucle, 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 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-275
FD BANK, N.A. successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A.
ind Palm Beach County Bank,
Plaintiff,
/S.
3.K. VENTURES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS; and, HOLLY BLUMEN-
;TYK,
Defendants.
;TUART M. LEDIS, LLC; STUART M. LEDIS, individually; and,
3.K. VENTURES, LLC,
Counterplaintiffs,
/s.
FD BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A. and
'alm Beach County Bank,
Counterdefendant.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2008-CA-275
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions governing the sale of the Loan #1 Property contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Februaryy 15, 2010 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-275 of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein TD
BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A. and Palm Beach County Bank, is the Plaintiff and O.K. VENTURES, LLC, a Florida limited liability
company ; STUART M. LEDIS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STUART M. LEDIS; and, HOLLY BLUMENSTYK, are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
-st and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Okeechobee
county Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of March, 2010 the following described real property located in Okeechobee County, Florida, as more parbcular-
y set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
PARCEL 1
% strip of land 120.00 feet in width, lying Sections 14 and 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly de-
;cribed as follows:
.ommencing at the Northeast corner of said Secbon 23 (Southeast corner of Section 14), bear N 00000'30" W along the East line of said Section 14 to the in-
:ersecbton with the South right-of-way line of F.C.D. Levee 63-S as shown on F.C.D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet 4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
hence bear S 53039'07" E along the said South right-of-way line of FC.D. Levee 63-S, a distance of 1564.73 feet;
Fhence bear S 66036'18" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
hence bear S 2704942" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
hence bear S 43036'17" W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
hence bear S 43035'59" W, to the Intersecbon with the northerly right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
Fhence bear S 48046'14" E, a distance of 1554.86 feet;
hence bear N 43050'17" E, a distance of 148.66 feet;
hence bear N 89041'42" E, a distance of 111.94 feet;
hence bear N 00018'18" W, a distance of 50.00 feet;
hence bear S 89041'42" W, a distance of 63.42 feet;
Fence bear N 4350'17" E, a distance of 987.47 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
hence continue N 43050'17" E, a distance of 842.65 feet;
hence bear S 47002'23" E, a distance of 120.01 feet;
hence bear S 43050'17" W, a distance of 846.55 feet;
hence bear N 45010'37" W, a distance of 120.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 2
rhe southeasterly 14.924 acres ofthe northeasterly 20.34 acres ofthe following described parcel:
% parcel of land lying in Sections 14 and 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
:rom the Southeast corner of Section 14, bear N 0000'30" W along the East line of said Section 14 of the intersection with the Southerly right-of-way line of
bloodd Control District Levee 63-S as shown on F.C.D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet 4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
hence bear S 53039'07" E along said southerly right-of-way line of L-63 S, a distance of 1564.73 feet;
Fhence bear S 66036'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
hence bear S 27043'42" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
hence bear S 43036'17" W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
hence bear S 43035'59" W to the northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 2394.81 feet;
hence bear S 4846'14" E along the said northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 1554.86 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
hence continue S 48046'14" E along the said nort erly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 2.21 feet;
hence bear N 4104944" E to the Hancock Meander Line of Lake Okeechobee, a distance of 60.81 feet;
hence bear S 46010'59" E along said Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 61.68;
hence bear S 89041'42" W, a distance of 111.94 feet; to the point of beginning;
hence bear S 43050'17"W, a distance of 148.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
-ESS THE NORTH 120 FEET OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY.
Together with a non-exclusive, unimpeded easement for the purposes of ingress and egress, being 70 feet in width, lying southerly of, parallel with, contiguous
and adjacent to the northerly boundary line of that parcel of land described in Official Record Book 358 Page 1513, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
:lornda.
PARCEL 3
Parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
:ommencing at the Northeast corner of said Secbon 23 (Southeast corner of Secbon 14), bear N 0030" W along the East line of said Section 14 to the in-
:ersecton with the South right-of-way line of F. C. D. Levee 63-S, as shown on F. C. D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet 4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
hence bear S 5339'07" E along the said South nght-of-way line of F. C. D. Levee 63-S, a distance of 1564.73 feet;
hence bear S 6636'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet; Thence bear S 27049'42" W, a distance of 485.89 feet; Thence bear S 4336'17" W, a distance of
1105.04 feet;
hence bear S4303559"W, to the intersection with the northerly right-of-way line ofS. R. No. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
hence continue S 4846'14" E along the said northerly right-of-way lne ofway line ofS. R. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 1554.86 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
hence continue S 48046'14" E along the said right-of-way line of S. R. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 2.21 feet;
hence bear N 4104944" E to the intersection with the Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 60.81 feet;
hence bear S 46010'59" E along the said Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 61.68;
hence bear S 4149'44"W to the intersection with the aforesaid northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 53.03 feet;
hence bear S 48046'14" E along said northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15, (U. S. 441), a distance of 568.64 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to
:he right in the northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15 (U. S. 441). Said curve having a central angle of 01000'43" and a radius of 5762.58 feet;
hence along arc of said curve, a distance of 101.78 feet; Thence bear N 44049'23" E, a distance of 1160.50 feet; Thence bear N 45010'37" W, a distance of
753.62 feet;
hence bear S 43050'17" W, a distance of 987.47 feet; Thence bear N 89041'42" E, a distance of 63.42 feet; Thence bear S 00018'18" E, a distance of 50.00
eet;
Fence bear S 89041'42"W, a distance of 111.94 feet;
hence bear S 43050'17"W, a distance of 148.66 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 4
parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Said parcel or land being a portion of that land described
n Official Record Book 343 Page 216, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 23 (Southeast corner of Section 14), bear N 0000'30 W along the East line of said Section 14 to the in-
:ersecbton with the South right-of-way line of F. C. D. Levee 63-S, as shown on F. C. D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet 4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
hence bear S 53039'07" E along the said South right-of-way line of F. C. D. Levee 63-S, a distance of 1564.73 feet;
hence bear S 6636'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
hence bear S 2749'42" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
hence bear S 4336'17"W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
hence bear S 4303559" W, to the intersection with e northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
hence continue S 48046'14" E along the said northerly right-of-way line of S. R. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 1554.86 feet;
hence bear N43050'17"E, along the westerly line of that property described in Official Records Book 306 Page 1013, Public records of Okeechobee county,
:londa, a distance of 148.68 feet to the intersecbon with the southerly line of that said property described in Official Records Book 343 Page 216, Public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and the point of beginning;
hence continue N43050'17"E, along aforedescribed line to the intersecbon with the North line of that property described in Official Record Book 343 Page 216,
publicc Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, a distance of 69.67 feet;
hence bear N89041'42"E, a distance of 63.42 feet; Thence bear SO0018'18"E, a distance of 50.00 feet;
hence bear S89041'42"W, a distance of 111.94 feet; to the point of beginning.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owners as of the date of Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60
Jays after the sale.
DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on 2/24/2010.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk & Comptroller, Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
)ONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS, PA.
Mien R. Tomlinson, Esquire
attorneyss for the Plainmbff
' 0. Box 3475
Nest Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475
telephone: (561) 650-0492
:acsimie: (561) 650-0469
347480 ON 3/3,10/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2009 CA 625
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.,
Plaintiff,
WILMA M. KING, etc., and
DEBORAH KING, etc., et al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF CLERK'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 2/18/2010, en-
tered by the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, in that
certain case, the docket number of
which is 2009 CA 625, wherein RIV-
ERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc., is
Plaintiff, and WILMA KING and
DEBORAH KING, et al., are Defen-


dants, I, SHARON ROBERTSON.
Clerk of Circuit Court, will, the 31st
day of March, 2010 at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., or as soon thereafter as the
sale may be held, sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the
Okeechobeee County Judicial Center,
312 NW r Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da, the following described real es-
tate, situate, lying, and being in
Okeechobee County, Florida:


The West 1/2 of the South 1/2
of the South 1/2 of Tract 25,
Section 21, Township 34
South, Range 33 East, Okee-
chobee County, Florida, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, pages
3A-D., inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records
(Lots M and N); TOGETHER
WITH THAT CERTAIN 2002


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HOMES OF MERIT MANUFAC-
TURED HOME ID
#FHLMBA165648001A and #
FHLMBA165648001B.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
DATED 2/19/2010
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any any accommodabon in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Court Adminis-
tration not labtr than 7 days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
772)807-4370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this Notice. If
you are hearing impaired call
800-955-8771; if you are voice im-
paired call (800)955-8770.
346939 ON 3/3,10/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 486
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
HOWARD R. KLEINMAN, TAMMY
KLEINMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS TAM-
MY R. KLEINMAN, JOHN E. KOVACIK
AND SUSAN KOVACIK,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment en-
tbred in the above styled cause now
pending in said Court that I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00
a.m. on March 31, 2010, the follow-
ing described real property:
Lot 63 Sundance Trails Ranch
according to the Plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 7, Page
69, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED: 2/19/2010
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney: Sandier & Sandier
117 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
347229 ON 3/3,10/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000360
LAYNE BROWN;
Plaintiff,
vs.
OKEECHOBEE TOWN CENTRE,
LLC; KEITH DUFFY, MANAGING
MEMBER; RANDALL C. EX, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE EX FAMILY
TRUST C; ROBIN ELLIOTT, INDI-
VIDUALLY, SUE KEMSLEY, AS
TRUSTEE OF CONNECTED, INC.
RETIREMENT TRUST DTD
12/27/04 AND RHONDA MAIS,
INDIVIDUALLY;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated February
18, 2010., in the above-styled case, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee Judi-
cial Center, 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at
11:00 AM on March 31, 2010, the
following described property:
Beginning at the Southeast cor-
ner of the SE 1/ of the NE /4 of
Section 28, Township 37 South,
Range 35 East and ru NORTH
157.50 feet, thence run West
226 feet, thence run South
157.50 feet thence run East 226
feet to the Point of Beginning.
And also:
Beginning at the Southeast cor-
ner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
the NE 1/4 of Section 28, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 35 East,
and run West 226 feet for a
point of beginning; thence run
West 135 feet; thence run North
157.50 feet thence run East 135
feet and thence South 157.50
feet to the Point of Beginning.


All being located in Section 28,
Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1811 S.
Parrot Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34974
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilibes Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the Court Administration lo-
cated at 250 Northwest Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986,
Phone Number 772-807-4370, or the
Florida Relay Service number,
1-800-955-8771, for assistance.
Dated: February 24, 2010
Marinosci Law Group, PA.
For the Court
Attorney's for Plainbtiff,
Bank of New York
100 W. Cypress Creek Road,
Suite 1045
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
954-644-8704
Dawn Marshall, Esq.
Florida Bar No: 745642
347317 ON 03/03,10/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2009-CA-404
JOE H. BAKER AND
PEGGY J. BAKER, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
FRANZ A. CANDELL, AND
KIMBERLY ANN CANDELL, his wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
dated January 21, 2010, and entered
in Case No. 2009-CA- 404 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
in and for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, wherein Joe H. Baker and Peggy
J. Baker, his wife, 1414 South Parrott
Avenue, #337, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 are the Plainbtiffs, and Franz A.
Candell, and Kimberly Ann Candell,
his wife are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest bidder for cash at
the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N. W. 3rd STREET,
JURY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at 11:00
A.M. on the 31st day of March
2010, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:

Commencing at the Northwest
comer of Section 12, Town-
ship 37 South, Range 34 East
run thence South 00'32'004
West along the West boundary
line of said Section 12, for a
distance of 1868.06 feet for
POINT OF BEGINNING; thence
continue South 00'32'00"
West for a distance of 127.09
feet; thence run South
89'40'00" East parallel with
the North boundary line of the
aforesaid Section 12, for a dis-
tance of 338.24 feet; thence
run North 00'08'00" East, for a
distance of 127.09 feet,
thence run North 89'40'00,
West for a distance of 337.34
feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. LESS the East 33.00
feet of Tract for County Road
right-of-way. Lying in and
comprising a part of Section
12, Township 37 South, Range
34 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida. TOGETHER WITH a
1995 FLEE double-wide mobile
home with ID Nos.
FLFLRA11687CW and
FLFLR79B11687CW.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled persons, who because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modations to parbcipate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administrator no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding or call
1772-807-4370. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
345644 ON 3/3,10/10


IN THlE CIRCUIT COURTOF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000121
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF
THE GE-WMC ASSET-BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-1
PLAINTIFF
VS.
CLIFFORD B. CRAMER; LINDA R
CRAMER A/K/A LINDA AILEEN
PEASE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; INDIAN HAMMOCK
HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, INC.;
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. 47-2009-
CA-000121 of the Circuit Court of
the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Okeechobee,
Flonda, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Foor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of
March, 2010 the following described
property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 78 OF INDIAN HAMMOCK
HUNT AND RIDING CLUB, AC-
CORDING TO THlE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4 PAGE(S) 25 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the 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
09-22850 LITNW
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-
a Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000046
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
VS.
WILLIE A SAULS, JR, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
BASSWOOD HOMEOWNERS' AS-
SOCIATION, INC., A DISSOLVED
CORPORATION
Last Known Address: c/o Taylor,
Thomas L., Director of a Dissolved
Corporation, R.A., 3101 NW 37th
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972
Current Mailing Address:
RO. Box 1713, Okeechobee, FL
34973
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
LOT 8, BLOCK 22, BASSWOOD
INCORPORATED, UNIT NUMBER
2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3 PAGE 28 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF' OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, PA., Attomey
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120,
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice in the OKEE-
CHOBEE NEWS and file the onginal
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attomey
or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not later
than seven (7) days prior to the pmro-
ceeding Court Administration at 250
NW Country Club Dr, Fort St. Lucie,
FL 34989. Phone 772.807.4370,
1.800.955.8771 (heanng impaired)
or 1.800.955.8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 17th day of February,
2010.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By Kathy Arnold
As Deputy Clerk
346709 ON 03/03,10/10




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 le 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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KING HOUSE
Buffet & Chinese Restaurant


SURROUNDINGS:
Oriental decor with a relaxed
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SALL YOU CAN EAT
LUNCH
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-FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SEAFOOD BUFFET
Crablegs, Oysters, Crab Meat,
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Spare Ribs

*LOCATION:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee
In the Publix Shopping Center


*HOURS:
Monday through Thursday,
11 am. to 10 p.m.
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11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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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
- with Potato
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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 $ 39
with 2 eggs, Potato & Toast $
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1. Bistro Ham 'N Cheese
2.Turkey Reuben Sandwich
3. Patty Melt $599
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Shrimp Scampi $799
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Sweet 'N Sour Shrimp $799
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