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Vol. 101 No. 33 Wednesday, March 17, 2017


500 Plus tax


Deputies find 22.7 lbs of 'meth' hidden in car


K-9 sniffs out drugs in
hidden compartments

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The experienced nose of Widgen, a K-9
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), not only led detectives to a major
drug arrest but possibly one of the biggest
drug seizures in the state.
Rafaela Huerta-Aranda, 47, N.W 21st
Lane, was arrested March 15 by the Okeecho-


bee Narcotics Task Force
on a charge of trafficking
in methamphetamine over
200 grams when she was
found to be in possession
of 22.7 pounds of crystal
meth.
The estimated street
value of the drugs was Rafaela Huerta-
placed at $408,600. Aranda
That amount is certain-
ly the largest meth bust in the county, and
possibly in the state of Florida.


She was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $2 million.
"This amount of meth would ruin many
lives and probably cause death," said Sheriff
Paul May. "I am very proud of the Okeecho-
bee Narcotics Task Force for taking this off
the street. I hope the people trafficking in
this amount of meth get the maximum sen-
tence."
According to an arrest affidavit, task force
detectives stopped a sports utility vehicle be-
ing operated by Huerta-Aranda at 1:30 a.m.
when she ran a stop sign at the intersection


of N.E. Fifth Street and U.S. 441 N. Huerta-
Aranda is the registered owner of the 2002
gray GMC Yukon.
After stopping the SUV, K-9 Widgen was
allowed to do an exterior sniff of the vehicle.
The 11-year-old Widgen gave indications to
task force detectives that there were narcot-
ics inside the Yukon.
Based on those indications, task force
detectives took possession of the SUV and
drove it to a secure location and began their
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Library may face cuts


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County Li-
brary could be facing a tremen-
dous reduction in services due to
proposed state funding cuts. On
Wednesday, March 10, the Florida
House and Senate Transportation
and Economic Development Com-
mittees both adopted preliminary
positions eliminating State Aid to


Public Libraries. This could result
in a loss of up to $21.2 million in
funding for libraries statewide.
Locally, the loss of the en-
tire $21.2 million would mean a
$137,000 loss to the Okeechobee
County Library which is 27 percent
of current funding. Library direc-
tor Kresta King said the library is
See LIBRARY Page 2


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Fishermen
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... Page 7


At the fair ...
Fair events continue
through Sunday with con-
certs, midway rides, the
demolition derby and the
Okeechobee County 4-H
and FFA Livestock Show
and Sale. See Page 11.






Big Lake area Boy Scouts get their own district


By Nena Bolan
INI Florida
Boys in communities surrounding Lake
Okeechobee have an opportunity to be
charter members of the newly created dis-
trict within the Gulf Stream Council of Boy
Scouts of America (BSA). The new chapter
is called Big Lake District, and Ray Worley of
Okeechobee is the chairman.
Scouting in south Florida has been em-
phasized in densely populated areas; how-
ever, a mission goal of BSA focuses on
conservation, and one of the most eagerly
earned badges is for camping.
Lake Okeechobee communities are liv-
ing examples of kids who grew up in rural or
wilderness areas that have been preserved
for their wildlife and old Florida scenery.
Many kids here already know how to camp,


DRUGS
Continued From Page 1
search. After a lengthy search, the drugs
were found in four hidden compartments
under the vehicle's back seat.
In an effort to hide the drug's odor, plas-
tic was first wrapped around the meth. The
plastic was then coated with automotive
grease and then wrapped in carbon paper.
Under Florida law, it takes over 200 grams
of meth to warrant a trafficking charge. Mon-
day's seizure weighed 10,296.55 grams.


fish and cook over a campfire. They can wel-
come their urban Scout members to some
of the most undeveloped counties in south
Florida. Additionally, some local kids may
have taken their rural heritage for granted
and have never gotten around to learning
about camping and conservation.
According to Ray Worley, one obstacle
faced by local scout volunteers in past years
was fund raising. Funds that were collected
mostly benefited other populations because
there was no local district. This will no longer
be a problem for leaders, donors and volun-
teers who join the new Big Lake District.
Counties around Lake Okeechobee
have a lot to offer children who are Scouts.
Glades, Hendry, Okeechobee and western
Palm Beach Counties have immediate ac-
cess to the section of Florida Scenic Trails
called LOST, or Lake Okeechobee Scenic


Normally, said a task force detective,
meth sells for around $1,000 per ounce
on the street and as much as $20,000 per
pound.
The arrest affidavit indicates that Huerta-
Aranda is unemployed and is a citizen of
Mexico.
A records check shows that Huerta-Aran-
da was issued a traffic citation for failing to
stop at the stop sign. Her fine for that traffic
violation is $133.
It was not clear if this case would be
turned over to the Drug Enforcement Ad-
ministration for prosecution.


Trail. The trail follows the Herbert Hoover le-
vee, which circumnavigates the entire lake.
The Okeechobee is a unique inland fresh-
water sea, and the largest freshwater lake in
the southeastern United States.
Wildlife management areas, storm wa-
ter treatment areas, Florida Trail heads, a
freshwater coastline, Seminole communi-
ties, working cattle ranches, and archaeo-
logical sites are available for kids to explore
around the entire lake. Three major rivers
of south Florida can be explored here. The
giant Kissimmee River ends its journey into
the big lake, and the headwaters for the Ca-
loosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers are found
here, too. "For us out here, in our new dis-
trict, we have taken for granted the things
that are important. Today we must refresh


LIBRARY
Continued From Page 1
already facing cuts in county funding. She
said the library has already cut all they can
from its budget. The library might have to
start cutting staff, hours of operations and
purchase of materials.
"We don't have anything left to cut," she
said. "It's going to be disastrous."
Mrs. King said that if the entire $21.2 mil-
lion is cut from the state budget, the area li-
brary cooperative would lose $45,000.
"I don't know what we will do if the co-
operative is not funded," she said. The co-


our memories and dare to dream a better
life for all our kids, one that empowers our
kids to make a choice to take care of other
kids, our elderly and their environment. We
must look at our values as a product that we
are obligated to share with the coastal youth
confined by their environment, only getting
to see glimpses of what our rural region has
to offer on the news or at a rodeo. It is time
to teach being proud of our Rural Heritage. It
is grounds for quality and sustainable tourist
and economic regional development; one
that will have a long range rewarding impact
on our communities," said Mr. Worley.
Mr. Worley will be assisted by Carl Fox of
Okeechobee County, executive for Big Lake
District; and Jo Ann Bronson. Mr. Worley
can be contacted at 863-447-1114.

operative provides computers and internet
service and a courier service that transports
library materials between participating li-
braries.
The librarian said library patrons have
been contacting state legislators voicing their
disapproval of the proposed cuts. She added
that county administrator Lyndon Bonner
and county commissioners have also been
working to keep the proposed cuts from be-
coming reality.
In January the Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library had 14,241 visitors and in Febru-
ary 14,676.
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www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
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Grow house operator sentenced ; .


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man accused of operating a marijuana
grow house in Indian Hammock will spend
the next six years of his life
in a different type of gated
community prison.
Alexander Ruiz Leon,
36, went before Circuit
Court Judge Robert Be-
langer on Monday, March
14, and entered a plea of
no contest. After entering
the open plea, Leon was
sentenced to spend the Alexander R.
next six years with the De- Leon
apartment of Corrections.
Leon will also be placed on probation
for 10 years once he completes his prison
sentence.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant
State Attorney Don Richardson.
According to Assistant State Attorney
Ashley Albright the state had asked for a sen-
tence of 20 years.
Leon was arrested at his 32801 U.S. 441
N. home following an April 14, 2009, raid by
members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force. When task force members, as well
as personnel from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Special Response
Team, opened the door to Leon's garage on
Lot 253 they found 136 marijuana plants.
Leon was placed under arrest on charges
of trafficking in marijuana, cultivation of
marijuana and lease/renting for the purpose
of trafficking in marijuana. He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
When OCSO personnel began disman-


tling the grow house they seized 108 plants
that had active root systems. The seized
plants weighed 205 pounds.
The marijuana had an estimated street
value of $1,728,000.
Both adult plants and small starter plants
were found in the garage.
"Those plants had been growing for a
while-six to eight months, maybe," said a
task force detective. "They were some large,
large plants. He also had two mini nurseries
with starter plants. He didn't get a chance
to get those potted-they were still in the
cups."
Also found in the grow house were grow
lights, a plant watering system, Mylar reflec-
tive material, fertilizers, timers, thermostats
and air filtration devices. All of these items
are consistent with a marijuana grow house,
stated a task force detective.


Task force arrests two on drug charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men


were arrested on drug
charges after a search war-
rant was executed on a
N.E. 14th Ave. home Friday,
March 12.
Ernest James Pryor, 52, Ernest James
N.E. 14th Ave., was arrest- Pryor
ed in his home on felony
charges of possession of marijuana with
intent to sell and possession of a controlled
substance (xanax). He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $31,000. Jail
records indicate he has been released on
bond.
Also arrested by detectives from the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force was
Wayne Tyrone Harper, 36, N.E. 12th St. He
was charged with the misdemeanor of pos-
session of marijuana under 20 grams. He
was booked into the county jail under a
$500 bond. He has since posted bond, state
jail records.
A task force detective's arrest report stat-
ed that a search warrant was served on Pry-
or's home at 3:45 p.m. after members of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
Special Response Team secured the home.


Harper, along with a
third man, was outside the
home when the search
warrant was executed,
stated the report.
The affidavit went
on to say that detectives
found two plastic bags
containing a green leafy
substance on the kitchen Wayne
counter. Those two bags Tyrone
reportedly weighed 14.2 Harper
grams. They also alleg-
edly found 13 smaller plastic bags in the
kitchen that contained a similar substance.
Those bags, added the report, weighed 35.5
grams.
The substance found in the bags was field
tested and indicated a positive result for the
presence of marijuana, stated the report.


Detectives also reportedly found a set of
scales in the kitchen, as well as a number
of small red plastic bags supposedly used to
package the pot.
Harper was placed under arrest after 8.4
grams of suspected marijuana was found
hidden in a small red plastic bag behind the
left front tire of Harper's car. It, too, was field
tested and indicated a positive result for the
presence of marijuana, the report stated.
During a search of a red Chevrolet Blazer
belonging to Pryor 10 xanax pills were alleg-
edly found in a plastic bag.
In the report, the detective stated that
Pryor cuts grass for a living and in the winter,
work is slow. According to the detective's
report, Pryor is accused of selling about a
quarter-pound of pot a week and makes a
clear profit of about $250 per week.


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The present economy; how we got into this mess and where we go from here. Other items
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County Fair
Too bad they had bad weather for the
opening day of the fair on Friday. But the week-
end was beautiful for the rodeo and fair.

Spring forward
In elementary school, they teach you to
check your batteries and smoke detectors dur-
ing this time change. They used to have the kids
make these cute little cards to color and draw
on. Every year without fail my youngest would
always mail this to her grandparents to remind
them to do this. They loved it.

Smoking
I agree 100 percent with those who said
we need to do something about the people
smoking c I-. i i .1.., 1 1 the young children at
the ball fields. The county should put "no smok-
ing" signs near the bleachers and the dugouts. If
people want to smoke, they should have to walk
away from the crowds so the kids don't have to
breathe that smoke.
Regarding the problem with smokers
in the parks. I am allergic to cigarette smoke
and have to take great pains to get away from
anyone who is smoking. I would very much
appreciate it if they would ban smoking in the
bleacher area. They need a designated smoking
area that is downwind of everyone else.

Pets
They should put a cap on the amount of
puppies/kittens breeders can sell in a year. There
are just way too many now that have no home
and are being put down. We need to put a stop
to the madness.
I think maybe Okeechobee should try to
have a mandatory spay/neuter on pets. Too
many animals are being put down. There are
just not enough homes for all of the animals
in shelters. If Okeechobee had a low cost spay/
neuter program here, it would help solve the
problem. Another thing that would help lower
the stray population is a TNR Program, which
is trap, neuter and release. At least they would
stop breeding out there. Something needs to be
done, so many lives snuffed out just because
they were born.


We need low cost program here in
Okeechobee County. We need something like
the Mobile Vet Spay/neuter program that runs
in the larger areas. They have motor homes
and park in the lots like the bloodmobiles and
you just bring in your animals. I wrote and
asked them to come to Okeechobee County as
we needed a low-cost program here. They re
sponded that they would contact the local gov-
ernment as they had to have permits to operate.
Never saw them here.
The fact that so many animals are put
down by the local pound is not a shocker either.
The prices you would have to pay to go bring
one home is more than I could afford. Some-
times there is a family with a place in their heart
to offer a great home, good groceries and all the
love and attention a pet could ever ask for but
they don't have the money the shelter wants for
the adoption fee.
We need to stop irresponsible pet owners
who breed their animals solely to make money.
A large majority of these animals undoubtedly
end up as one of the 300 KILLED each month
in this county.
The ads for free puppies and kittens are
not placed by breeders-those people aren't
breeding their animals on purpose but some-
times someone leaves a door or a gate open ....
If it did not cost so much to have the animals
fixed, we would not have such a huge problem
with the pet overpopulation in Okeechobee
County. Families who want a pet can't afford to
get one at the shelter or the Humane Society so
they get a free puppy or kitten from an ad in the
paper. But then they can't afford to have it fixed,
so they wind up with more dogs or cats than
they can handle and the cycle continues.
I feel safe getting pets from the pet stores
rather than ads in the paper. Although I have
done both and have no problems with ads in
the papers. But I still think it's a good idea to sell
puppies at pet stores.
When you get a dog from a pet store, you
have no idea where that animal came from. All
of the dog experts advise buying directly from a
breeder and going to the breeder's home to see
the puppies, the mother dog and if possible, the
father. You can find out a lot about the potential
temperament of a puppy by meeting its parents.
You can see where the puppy was raised and
how it was treated. Most importantly, if you go
to the breeder you can be sure the puppy did not
come from a puppy mill. And should the puppy
have any genetic health defect, if you buy the
dog from a breeder in Florida, you have some
legal protection.

FCAT
I'd like to thank all of the school per-
sonnel who worked so hard to prepare
our children for the FCAT. Thanks for your
dedication to seeing to it that our children
do well.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


special to me UKeecnoDee iNews/ leresa tnanaier

Fundraiser tourney
Kathleen Shatto, Seacoast National, organized the 8th annual Bass Tourna-
ment to benefit the March of Dimes. This year's tournament was hosted by
the Pier II Resort. There were 22 boats that participated and brought in $600
to benefit the March of Dimes. Special thanks to The Pier II Resort for host-
ing the event, The Stitchin Post, American Drilling, Jim Fowler & Oakview
Baptist Church for handling the weigh-in and Steve & Debbie Daniel as MCs
for the Weigh-In.
(top photo) First place team of Larry Bucher and Jerry Reynolds 5 fish total
weight 12.55 pounds and the biggest bass weighing 5.53 pounds. (middle)
Second place team of Jack Harison and Les Tory 5 fish total weight 10.71
pounds. (bottom) Third place team of Bob Owens and Fred George 5 fish
total weight 10.37 pounds.


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Letters to the editor


Hospice appreciates support
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. would like
to acknowledge the generous support of our
local businesses and residents.
Title Sponsors: 5th Street Pharmacy.
Gilbert Chevrolet/Gilbert Oil, Raulerson,
Lawnwood & St. Lucie Medical Centers,
Syfrett Feed Company/Joseph Farish Jr.,
Town Star Food Stores and Walpole Feed
and Walpole, Inc.
Gold Sponsors: American Drilling
Services, Inc., Brigitte and Frank Irby,
Okeechobee Livestock Market and Oslo
Citrus Growers.
Team Sponsors: Buck Hammock
Groves, Inc., Diamond R Fertilizer Co,
Inc., Eli's Western Wear, Everglades Farm
Equipment Co, Inc., Family Tree Enterprises,
Florida Power and Light, Indian Hammock,
JM Larson, Inc., Edward Lamb & Associates,
Inc., Larson Dairy, Inc., McAlpin, Cavalcanti
& Lewis, CPA, Newcomer Ranch, Okeecho-
bee Landfill, Inc., Out Island Construction,
Riverside National Bank, Seacoast, Story
Citrus Services, Inc., Sun Trust Bank, Syble's
Flowers and Gifts, The Hunter's Den.
Station Sponsors: Gator Feed Co, Inc.
and Suncoast Medical Equipment.
Raffle donations came from: Army
Surplus, Massage by Anna Ivey, Big Bad-
dy's BBQ, Mike's Okeechobee Guns, Big
Lake Eye Care, Okeechobee Feed Store,
Bouffant Hair Studio, Okee-Tantie Title,
Chloe's Closet, Quail Creek Decor, CML,
Quail Creek Plantation, Cowboys BBQ,
Rita's Furniture, Countryside Florist, Riv-
erside National Bank, Eli's Western Wear,
Seacoast, Garrard's Tackle Shop, Susie's
Hallmark, Gilbert Chevrolet, The Gun Shop,
Gilbert Oil, The Hunter's Den, Like New Fur-
niture, Top of the Lake Restaurant, Manicure
by Tish, Town Star Subway & Gas, Okeecho-
bee Livestock Market and Walgreens.
Special thanks go to: George and Mary
Beth Cooper for preparing a delicious lunch,
Davey Raulerson for cooking his famous


swamp cabbage, Don Sellers, Jr. for donat-
ing fresh corn, Hazellief Groves for refresh-
ing orange juice, our MC David McAuley,
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Health care reform
Editor's note: The Nevilles asked to share
this letter which they received from Senator
LeMieux.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Neville:
Thank you for sharing your views on
health care reform. Currently, Congress is
debating one of the largest issues our nation
faces-how to deal with the health care sys-
tem.
I support affordability and access to qual-
ity health care. Right now, the costs are
too high and too many people do not have
health insurance, but the solution cannot be
worse than the problem. Any attempts at re-
form should not destroy the high quality of
care we have in the United States. Reform
elements need to contain costs, preserve ac-
cess to quality care, and avoid adding to an
already overwhelming federal deficit. Unfor-
tunately, the Senate's health care bill passed
on December 24, 2009, does not meet these
goals. The bill passed by the Senate cuts
Medicare, raises taxes, burdens states, and
does not lower health care costs for the ma-
jority of Americans.
The cuts to Medicare, which total near-
ly half a trillion dollars, will not be used to
make the program more solvent but will
instead fund a new entitlement program.
These cuts will affect nearly every aspect of
the Medicare program, including: $135 bil-
lion from hospitals, $120 billion from Medi-
care Advantage, nearly $15 billion from nurs-
ing homes, nearly $40 billion from home
health agencies, and nearly $7 billion from
hospices. I fear these cuts will decrease both


access and quality of care for Medicare ben-
eficiaries. The chief actuary of the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),
the agency that oversees Medicare and
Medicaid, has analyzed the bill and drawn
similar conclusions. The actuary reported
that "providers for whom Medicare consti-
tutes a substantive portion of their business
could find it difficult to remain profitable and
might end their participation in the program
(possibly jeopardizing access to care for
beneficiaries)."
The recently passed health care bill raises
taxes by more than $500 billion. The bill
taxes health insurance plans, health insur-
ance companies, health saving accounts,
medical device manufacturers, drug com-
panies, and indoor tanning services, among
others. During tough economic times, the
last thing Congress should do is raise taxes.
These taxes will be passed on to consumers
in the form of higher prices; the chief actu-
ary at CMS confirms this. The actuary says,
"We anticipate that such fees would gener-
ally be passed through to health consumers
in the form of higher drug and device prices
and higher insurance premiums..." More
concerning, the taxes begin immediately
while the majority of the benefits provided
do not start until 2014. Paying for six years of
benefits with ten years of revenue is a gim-
mick used to hide the cost of the bill, a bill
we know will have a true cost of $2.5 trillion
over ten years.
The current proposal drastically ex-
pands Medicaid which further burdens cash
strapped states. Nearly half of the newly-in-
sured will be forced into Medicaid. For years
2009-2010, the state of Florida expects to
cover nearly 2.7 million Medicaid enrollees
at a projected cost of $18 billion. By 2019,
Florida will be forced to cover 1.5 million
new Medicaid enrollees at an additional total
cost of more than $6 billion. This is a man-
date Florida simply cannot afford. Unlike
here in Washington, Florida must balance
its budget and does not have the authority
to print money.


Finally, the bill does not reduce the cost
of health care for the majority of Ameri-
cans. Most Americans will continue to see
premiums rise at the same rate they do
under the current system. The nonpartisan
Congressional Budget Office reported that
Americans purchasing insurance individu-
ally would actually see premiums increase
by 10 to 13 percent.
I am disappointed that the Senate missed
an opportunity to truly reform our health
care system. I sincerely believe Republicans
and Democrats could have worked together
to craft a bill that would have garnered broad
bipartisan support. This bill does not solve
the problem, but perpetuates and makes it
worse. At the same time, the bill cuts health
care for seniors and does not lower the cost
of health insurance for most Americans;
this is not reform. For these reasons, I voted
against the Senate health care bill and will
work to defeat any similar legislation.
It is an honor and privilege to serve the
people of the great State of Florida in the
United States Senate. I take great pride in
being a native Floridian, and I look forward
to the tremendous opportunity to better the
lives of all Floridians. I assure you I will work
hard to represent our state to the best of my
ability in the U.S. Senate. If I can be of any
help to you, please do not hesitate to contact
me.
Very truly yours,
George S. LeMieux
United States Senator







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Let's Do Lunch
The March 12 "Let's Do Lunch" concert at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal
Church, 200 N.W. Third St., featured members of the teaching staff of Okeecho-
bee Music performing classical works including John Olsen on the violin and
Kevin Kinnaird on the piano. The concert series continues each Friday through
March 26 from 12:10 through 12:40 p.m. and a brown bag lunch will be avail-
able after the concert to enjoy in the hall or take with you. The concerts will
feature a wide variety of music from Broadway to sacred music. Admission is
free with a suggested donation of $5 with brown bag lunch.


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Obituaries


Community Events


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


Anthony James and
Timothy Howard Little
OKEECHOBEE Anthony James and Timo-
thy Howard Little, identical twin infant boys,
peacefully -1 .
passed

March 14,
2010, in Se-
bring at
Highlands
Regional.
Anthony
and Timo
thy are survived by their parents, Justin H. Little
and Tiffany Grossman. The maternal survivors
include grandparents, Nana Patricia Hayes and
Poppop David Grossman; grandmas, Jane Ste-
phens and Joyce Hayes; great grandpa, Robert
Hayes and uncles, Joshua, Jeremy and Teddy
Grossman. Paternal survivors include Grammie,
Cheryl Little, paternal Papa, Kenneth Little; Big
Pawpaw and Big Mamaw; great Nannie and Pa-
pa; great great Papaw and Sunny; great great
Grandpa Tex and Arlys. Many great aunts and
uncles, cousins and many friends also survived
Anthony and Timothy.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m. Fri-
day, March 19, 2010, at Evergreen Cemetery
with Pastor Sam Vuleta officiating.
Friends may sign the --i. il ..1. 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.

Dora W. Bush, 84
OKEECHOBEE Dora W Bush, passed away
Saturday, March 13, 2010, in Raulerson Hospital.
She was 84.
Born July 27, 1925 in Titusville, Pa. to Paul and
Effie Waddingham, she came to Okeechobee
from Erie, Pa. in 1989. She was a homemaker.
She attended Oakview Baptist Church and she
loved to do crafts.
Mrs. Bush is survived by her husband of 64
years, Bill Bush; two daughters, Nancy Wood of
Charlotte, N.C. and Penny Tolbert of Evans City,
Pa.; son, Thom Bush of Girard, Pa.; six grand-
children; four great-grandchildren; and brother,
Edward Waddingham of Titusville, Pa.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 16, 2010, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednes-
day, March 17, 2010, at Bass ('0I.. ii .... Fu-
neral Home, with Pastor John Garrison of
Oakview Baptist Church officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 N.E. 2nd St., ( 'iI...I. FL
34972.
Friends may sign the .-. -il .....i. at www.bas-

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Brian 'Tank' C. Symington, 35
OKEECHOBEE Brian C. Symington, age 35,
of( 0i.... I, passed awayMarch 11, 2010.
Born Sept. 13, 1974, in ( 'i, i,, .... he
worked for the Water Department for Palm
Beach County. He enjoyed playing softball, fish-
ing hunting and he
was a member of
the i. ,- I' 1 -
Airboat Associa-
tion.
Mr. Symington is
survived by his wife
of nine years, Ta
mara "Tammy"
Symington of
Okeechobee ;
mother, Kay Wurns
(Bob) of Swanton,
Ohio; grand-
mother, Delores Haley of Swanton,
Ohio; daughter, Sage Nicole Symington of
(0i ... --I two brothers, Steve (Lena) Sym-
ington of Okeechobee and Larry (Amber) Sym-
ington, Jr. of Wauseon, Ohio; -.,1d1 nu-ll. i,
Haley Wanless of Delta, Ohio; nephews, Larry
III, Travis, Seth and Chance and several aunts
and uncles.
Memorial services will be 7 p.m. today, March
17, 2010, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Friends may sign the .-'. -il .....i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (0i.,,,,,...- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, ( ..i,,,i,,, Fl
34972.

Sharon Agnes Lamb, 69
OKEECHOBEE Sharon Agnes Lamb, age
69, of (ii... i.l..., passed away March 14,
2010.
Born Nov. 8, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas
and Agnes Vlach she worked as an E.R. registra-
tion clerk at Rauler-
son Hospital for 22
years. More recently
she was a lock ten-
der for Palmdale Oil.
Ms. Lamb is sur-
vived by her friend,
Wallace Lamb; their
two daughters, Gina
Lamb Williams
(Charles) and Tarah
Lamb Morris (Da-
vid); grandchildren,
Christy, Tay-
lor and Travis Williams and Arena
Haywood; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March
18, 2010, at Bass (i .... i,, ... Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 19,
2010, at Bass ('i.,,, 1...I Funeral Home with
Pastor Johnny Jarriel officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the .-,, -il .....i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (,i.. .i ...- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (....i,,,i,, Fl
34972.

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A Land Remembered'
discussion at Library Club
Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book
Club will meet on Thursday, March 18, at 6
p.m. in the library board room. The book
for discussion is "A Land Remembered" by
Patrick Smith. This event is free and open to
the public. For more information please call
Jan Fehrman at 863-357-9980.

Hospice hosts yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE 4th
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19,
from 8 a.m. until noon. Specialty items this
sale: Many NEW Easter items, Children's
clothing of all sizes and carpet remnants!
We have NEW ITEMS galore offered at ex-
tremely reasonable prices. Funds raised will
benefit patient care, including services at
The Hamrick Home. For information call
863-467-2321.

Shrine Club to host
St. Patrick's Day Dinner
A traditional St. Patrick's Day Dinner will
be served including Corned Beef and Cab-
bage with all the trimmings. Don your best
"Green" and come join us on Wednesday,
March 17, from 6 until 8 p.m. and enjoy
being Irish, even just for the evening! Mu-
sic will be provided beginning at 7 p.m. by
Jim Elder. Donations for the dinner are just
$7. Tickets are on sale now. Please call the
Shrine Club at 863-697-2049 for more infor-
mation.

Eagles to hold steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles at 9985
Hwy. 441 North, will hold a Steak Night on
Friday, March 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Steak dinners include steak, salad, baked
potato or sweet potato, garlic bread and
dessert for $12. Live entertainment by Mi-
chael from 7-11 p.m.

Lip Sync Show planned
The Okeechobee Moose Lodge will host
the Okeechobee Lip Sync Group music and
comedy show on Saturday, March 20 from
1 until 3 p.m. at the Okeechobee Moose
Lodge on N.W 36th Street, Okeechobee.
Parking is free and membership is not re-
quired. Kitchen will be open. For more in-
formation, please call 863-447-5520.

Farm Bureau to host
scholarship BBQ
Okeechobee County Farm Bureau will
host the 28th Annual Young Farmers and
Ranchers Scholarship Barbecue on Sat-
urday, March 20, at the Agri-Civic Center.
Join us for our barbecue starting at 3 p.m.
until 6 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue are just
$10 each with all proceeds to benefit the
Young Farmers and Ranchers Scholarship
Fund. Tickets can be purchased at the Farm
Bureau Office and also at the 4-H conces-
sion stand March 15th-19th and on the day
of the BBQ. For more information call 863-
763-3101.


BHR Moose Lodge hosts
Spring Craft Fair
Join the festivities on March 20, 8 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge,
Hwy. 78. Many new crafters and artists are
invited for this year's event. Reservations
are being taken now for both indoor and
outdoor tent space. Food will be available
in the Crafters Cafe. For more information
call Bonnie at 863-357-1556.

Yard sale to benefit
KidCare Camp
It's time for the annual KOA Kid Care
Camp yard sale to benefit local kids with
Cancer. The event will take place on Sat-
urday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at Good Spirits Lounge, 245 Hwy. 441 S.E.
- Rain or Shine! Any and all donations are
greatly appreciated and can be dropped off
prior to yard sale at Good Spirits. KOA Care
Camp is for children with Cancer. Be there
and show you care!

Embroidery group to meet
If you have an embroidery machine,
plan to buy one or are just interested in the
concept, please join us at our next meet-
ing. It will be held on Saturday, March 20,
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Red Cross
classroom, 323 N. Parrott Avenue. This
month we will be doing an "in-the-hoop"
coin purse project. For further information,
please call Joan at 863-467-0290 or Corry at
863-467-2231.

SAL to hold steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will
sponsor their monthly ribeye steak din-
ner on Sunday, March 21, from 3-6 p.m.
at the American Legion Post 64 at 501 S.E.
2nd Street. Dinner includes steak cooked to
order by Dan Hood, baked 'tater, salad, roll
and butter, dessert, iced tea and coffee. Live
entertainment by Jim Elder. The public is
welcome. Donation $12.

Eagles' Ladies Auxiliary
to host breakfast
On March 21, the Ladies Auxiliary for
the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137 will
host Sunday morning breakfast, from 9-11
a.m. and a $5 donation. Address: 9985 Hwy.
441 North.






Stranded fishermen attribute rescue to prayer I


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"I did a whole lot of praying," Reverend
William "Buck" Deskins said of the two
nights he spent drifting on Lake Okeecho-
bee.
Rev. Deskins, who has been coming
to Okeechobee to fish for 25 years, drove
overnight from West Virginia along with his
brother, Lawrence, and friend Jessie Well-
man. They arrived on the afternoon of Satur-
day, March 13. Without stopping to register
at a motel, they put their boat into the water
on the Kissimmee River and proceeded out
into the lake to try the fishing.
First their outboard motor quit. Then, all
three men realized they had left their cell
phones in their truck. Each one thought the
other had a cell phone.
They had no way to call for help and no
one knew they were out on the lake.
During the night the wind picked up and
swamped their Ranger Bass boat, spilling
everything out and drenching them. Even
though the boat did not sink, only the tops


of the casting seats and the top of the wind-
shield were out of the water.
The three men tied themselves together
around the casting seat. They spent a cold,
wet night on the lake. All day Sunday, be-
cause of the high winds, they did not see any
other boats on the lake. The second night on
the lake with no food or water was worse
than the first night.
When daylight came Monday morning
they sang happy birthday to Mr. Wellman,
who had a birthday that day. Then they
prayed to be rescued.
About two hours later brothers George
and Jerry Barnett decided to enter the lake
at the Henry Creek lock and try their luck
at fishing. They soon found out it was still
too windy to fish but they saw the swamped
boat about 2 miles out. It had drifted 8 miles
to the east.
"Without a doubt, God sent them over,"
said Rev. Deskins, who pastors a non-de-
nominational church in the West Virginia
community of Dingus near Logan.
"It was one bunch of hillbillies saving
another," Rev. Deskins said of the Barnetts,


Area churches plan special events


Fountain of Life, 1302 S.W 32nd St., in-
vites the community to their revival services
March 17-21 with Evangelist Steven Brown
from Wis. Nightly services start at 6 p.m. and
the Sunday morning service starts at 11 a.m.
For more information call 863 467-5503.
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal
Church, 200 N.W Third St., presents a con-
cert series "Let's do lunch" Friday March 19
and Friday March 26. The concerts will be
from 12:10 to 12:40 and a brown bag lunch
will be available after the concert to enjoy
in the hall or take with you. The March 19
concert is entitled "Lyrics and Lunch" and
will highlight vocalists singing a wide range
of music from Broadway to Sacred Music
and contemporary works. Admission is free
with a suggested donation of $5 with brown
bag lunch.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W Sixth Ave., will host their monthly
Community Gospel Sing on Friday, March
19 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served
afterwards. For more information call 863-
634-4327.
United Methodist Men of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.,


will be selling smoked chicken dinners on
Friday, March 19. Tickets are available at
the church office or you may fax your order
to 863-763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Please include contact name, phone num-
ber and address to deliver dinners.
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave., will have a bake sale on
Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be cakes, pies, cookies, fresh
baked bread, brownies and cupcakes.
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 sing-
ing. 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.
Rev. Patrick Chanda, from Kitwe, Zambia
will be the guest speaker at Oakview Bap-
tist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., on Sunday,
March 21 for the evening worship service
at 6 p.m.
Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace, invites you to join them
on Saturday at noon for softball fun with a
Christian emphasis.


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who are winter visitors from Ohio.
'Anybody would have done it," said
George Barnett. He and his brother rescued
the West Virginians and pulled their boat in.
When interviewed at noon on Tuesday,
the three West Virginia men, along with
Jerry Barnett, were preparing to go fishing
again that afternoon. They made sure they
were carrying their cell phones this time.


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The prayers of three West Virginia fish-
ermen were answered when they were
rescued after they spent two nights adrift
on Lake Okeechobee when their motor
failed and their boat was swamped by
heavy waves. Pictured, left to right, are,
Jerry Barnett, who along with his brother
George (not pictured) rescued the men,
Lawrence Deskins, Jessie Wellman and
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The Okeechobee
Shrine Club will
host a traditional
St.Patrick's Day Dinner
including Corned Beef and
Cabbage with all the
trimmings.
Put on your best
"green" and join us on
Wednesday,
March 17,
6:00 until 8:00 PM
and enjoy being Irish,
even just for the evening!

Donations for the dinner
are $7.00 and tickets are
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2010 Miss Okeechobee County Fair crowned


A night of pageants took place on Sat-
urday, March 13, where the 2010 Miss
Okeechobee County Fair Queen and the
Little Miss Okeechobee County Fair were
crowned. Due to a rain out of the fair on Fri-
day, both pageants were held back-to-back
on the same night at the Okeechobee High
School.
The Little Miss pageant, "Little Miss Home-
town Girls," began with eight young girls
competing for the title, Taylor Anuez, Bre-
anna Billie, Shelby Kirton, Airianna Nunez,
Taylor Pearce, Chandler Varnadore, Kaylee
Whidden and Hope Wisene. Shelby Kirton
was crowned the title as the first Little Miss
Okeechobee
County Fair.
Taylor Pearce
won the
honor of first
Alternate and
Kylee Whid-
den was
second Al-
ternate. Also
awards went
to Shelby Kir
ton for Miss
Little Miss Okeechobee Photogenic
Fair Shelby Kirton and Taylor
Anuez for
Miss Congeniality. Kaylee Whidden won the
Little Miss Business achievement award for
selling the most ads for the Little Miss event's
program.
The 2010 Miss Okeechobee County Fair
pageant, with of the theme of "Hometown
Girls," began shortly after the Little Miss pag-
eant. Thirteen young ladies competed for the
title. Contestants Raybon Durrance, Caitlin
East, Kaylee Peaden, Bridget Ewing, Allison
Chandler, Sara Price, Brandi Perona, Amelia
Nunez, Erin Moore, Sarah Payne, Monica
Chavez, Kayla Stokes and Kathleen Turner
entertained the crowed with an opening act,
dancing to the music of Wild Wild West.


Earlier in the day all the contestants had
personal interviews with the judges, which
was held at the Hampton Inn of Okeecho-
bee. During the evening competition the girls
were judged on their style and confidence in
the swimwear competition, on their poise
and grace in their evening wear, and a final
round of on stage questions.
After an exciting evening of entertain-
ment and beauty, 2009 Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Alexandria Ming crowned Kath-
leen Turner as the new queen. First Alternate
honor went to Monica Chavez and Second
Alternate was awarded to Amelia Nunez.
Other awards went to Kathleen Turner for
Miss Photogenic and Rabon Durrance for
Miss Congeniality. Monica Chavez won this
year's Business Achievement award for sell-
ing the most ads for the program.
All contestants in both pageants rehearsed
for this night at Leslie's Dance Studio. Leslie
Stokes, pageant coordinator, trained the girls
for their dance routine and competition. Ra-
fael Pacheco of Creations is Fotografia pho-
tographed and provided all the contestants'
official headshot photos and photos for Miss
Phototgentic.
Masters of Ceremonies for both pag-
eants were Bridgette Waldau and Alexandria
Ming. Escorts for the contestants were Kodi
Stephen and Corey White. Special on stage
guest was 2008 Miss Okeechobee County
Fair Queen, Mary Barber. Entertainment for
both pageants was provided by the Leslie's
Dance Studio.
The qualified esteem judges were Kara
Watkins, Avon Park; Sophia Perry, Sebring,
and 2006 Mrs. Hardee County; and Jules
Meyers, Hollywood, and president of Pag-
eantReady of Hollywood.
The new Miss Okeechobee County Fair
Queen Kathleen Turner and Little Miss
Okeechobee County Fair, Shelby Kirton will
be the official hostesses at the fair all week,
as well as represent the county fair and
their community throughout the year. Kath-


County fair under way


The Okeechobee County Fair opened
last weekend at the Agri-Civic Center with
the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Spring Rodeo
on Saturday and Sunday. Fair activities con-
tinue this week with the 4H and FFA Youth
Livestock Show and Sale.
Throughout the fair, entertainment will
include the Kandu Magic Show, Pig Races
and the Motor World Display. Local arts
and crafts will also be on display and lo-
cal businesses and organizations will have
booths in the exhibition area.
Weekdays, the fair opens at 5 p.m. On
Saturday and Sunday, the fair opens at
noon. Gate admission to the fair is $5, but
there are many discounts available.
Wednesday, March 17 is senior day,
with those over the age of 60 admitted for
$1. Gates open at 5 p.m. The Swine Show-
manship competition is at 5 p.m. Karaoke
contest starts at 7 p.m., hosted by David
Lee.
Thursday, March 18 is food drive night.


Bring three cans of food (to be given to lo-
cal food banks) and get $2 fair admission.
The Swine Show starts at 5 p.m. Okeecho-
bee Idol finals are at 8 p.m.
On Friday, March 19, the steer show is at
3 p.m. The beef breeding show will follow.
A concert by Timmy Bast starts at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, March 20, the Beef Groom-
ing Show is at 9 a.m. The mounted eques-
trian drill team competition is at noon.
The youth livestock show starts at 2 p.m.
with beef breeding, swine, dairy and steer
events. Timmy Bast will be in concert.
Sunday, March 21 is family day at the
races. Tickets to the Demolition Derby
include gate admission. Derby tickets are
$10; children under the age of 6 are admit-
ted free. The Demolition Derby starts at 4
p.m.
Midway ride all-day armbands are $20
on weekdays and Sundays; $25 on Satur-
days. The entrance to the fairgrounds is off
State Road 710.


leen also has the choice to accept a $1,000
scholarship or represent Okeechobee at the
Miss Florida USA pageant. The committee
encourages everyone to go out to the fair,
meet these wonderful young ladies and


show your support.
You can also follow the progress of both
young ladies throughout the year on the
fair's website at: www.okeechobeecounty-
fair.com.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Rafael Pacheco
Kathleen Turner (center) was crowned Miss Okeechobee County Fair on Satur-
day. At right, Monica Chavez was first alternate. Amelia Nunez (left) was second
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City Planning Board to hear petitions


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The city planning board will be hearing
four petitions Thursday night.
D & A properties, which has recently
opened Shoppes on the Boardwalk on
Taylor Creek and N.E. Seventh Avenue is
responsible for two of the petitions. They
both involve 0.84 acres of land located at
the southeast corner of N.E. Seventh Avenue
and N.E. Third Street and are concerned
with developing the property as a parking lot
for the commercial complex. The first peti-
tion requests that the future land use clas-
sification for the property be changed from
single family to commercial. City planner Bill
Brisson has recommended approval. The
second petition requests that the zoning on
the property in question be changed from

Monday was busy
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Winds of over 14 miles per hour fed a fire
on the Viking Property that burned 20 acres
and caused minor damage to a residence on
NW 262nd Street, fire reports and the Divi-
sion of Forestry reported Monday.
DOF Spokesperson Melissa Yunas said a
resident burned yard trash and the fire es-
caped the yard and burned the nearby pas-
ture land and scrub brush.
"We do ask residents to use caution
when burning yard trash especially when it
is windy," she added.
Firemen responded mid afternoon to
15500 NW 262nd Street, and found the large
brush fire. A fixed wing aircraft and helicop-
ter from the DOF were on scene along with
several pieces of equipment which included
two bull dozers. Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue also assisted as they protected two
structures in the vicinity of the blaze.
Yunas said the cold and rainy weather
this winter has actually helped the brush
fire situation, "All those wet cold fronts keep
the fire activity lower. It could easily change.
Some areas like the Prairie dry out quickly
when winds pick up."
She said residents should be diligent in
the protection of their home. She advises
to clear at least 30 feet around your home
of brush, leaves, sticks and other things that
burn quickly.
Firemen also put out a one-acre brush


If you go...

What: City of Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjustments and
Appeals
When: 6 p.m., Thursday, March 18
Where: Council Chambers,
Okeechobee City Hall, 55 S.E. Third
Ave.
residential single family 1 to heavy commer-
cial. Mr. Brisson recommends denial of this
petition. Instead, he recommends rezoning
the property to the least intensive district that
would accommodate a parking lot, that be-
ing light commercial.
Steve Nelson has requested a variance for
decreased side and rear setbacks and an in-

day for brush fires
fire Monday at 2724 N.E. 54th Trail. The fire
report said the blaze started from a spark
from a lawnmower. The lawnmower was
destroyed in the fire.
There was no report of any injuries in
these fires. Okeechobee County provided
two pieces of equipment and three firemen
and the DOF provided a bull dozer and en-
gine and two rangers to fight the blaze.


crease in impervious and building coverage
at 1407 S.E. Eighth Ave. Mr. Nelson wishes to
replace a storage shed in his backyard with
a slightly larger shed. The present shed is 10
by 14 feet. The desired shed would be 12
by 16 feet. Mr. Nelson has pointed out that
neighboring properties do not conform to
the required setbacks. Mr. Brisson recom-
mends denying the variance because he
says there is no demonstrable hardship and
nothing unique about the property. He fur-
ther stated in the staff report that basing the
variance solely on the fact that other proper-
ties are not conforming to setbacks would
set a bad precedent and be injurious to the
neighborhood by encouraging continued
violations of setback rules.
Turning to the last applicant, Triple E
Management has requested a special excep-
tion for auto repair service, outdoor display
of vehicles and tires sales at 601 S. Parrott
Ave. Mr. Brisson recommends approval with
three conditions. He recommended that the
fence along the rear property line be im-
proved, the driveway closest to the corner of
U.S. 441 and S.E. Sixth Street be closed and
the eastern driveway onto S.E. Sixth street
be improved.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
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March 17' 2010







OHS boys of summer rout Boynton Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's baseball team
outscored Boynton Beach 59-1 and out hit
the visitors 48-1 to sweep a double header at
Brahman field Saturday.
Okeechobee (6-2) remained perfect in
District 14-4A play with a (6-0) record.
Things got heated in the blowout as
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders uncharac-
teristically ran to home plate and exchanged
verbal barbs with the Boynton Beach coach
near the end of the drubbing.
The visiting coach was apparently un-
happy that Okeechobee had used their top
pitchers in the double header. Okeechobee's
hands were tied, however, as they had not
played all week due to FCAT and a rainout
Friday at Lincoln Park. Coach Tedders ex-
plained he had to get his top pitchers work
in the double header.
"I hate to see a 28-0 score. The game
wasn't even fun. A lot of the kids told me
that. The bad thing was we haven't played
this week and we had to throw those guys.
We don't have a choice. We had to have
those pitchers ready for next week."
He did limit Cameron Tewksbury to


Arnold's plans 'Starry Night' fundraiser


Explore the dark night sky on Saturday,
March 20, at Arnold Wildlife Rehab Center,
14895 N.W 30th Terrace, with Christopher
Stephan. Mr. Stephan has been an amateur
astronomer for over 30 years. He will teach
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including constellations, planets and the
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O.L.G.A. Golf Results

On March 11, the ladies of the Okeechobee Ladies Golf Association met for their weekly
tournament. The game of Low Putts was won by Vonnie Maines. Eilene Hammond won
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three innings in the first game. Cameron
combined with Brice Buckner on a five in-
ning perfect game in the 28-0 win. Cameron
struck out eight and had Tiger hitters talking
to themselves about the movement on his
pitches.
Jonathan Crawford allowed a walk in
three scoreless innings in the nightcap.
Boynton hitters did look over-matched all af-
ternoon. Crawford struck out eight batters.
Richard Donegan had six hits and six
runs batted in. Austin Hamilton had five hits
in the double header.
"We swung the bats well. Anytime you
put up that amount of runs it looks like
you're rubbing it in. We unloaded the bench
and those JV guys got up there and hit the
ball hard," Tedders noted.
Tedders split his lineups in each game,
half starts, and half reserves and JV players.
Every player got at least one at bat on the
afternoon.


"Those guys who don't get a lot of play-
ing time really jumped all over it. It is hard to
tell kids to back off and not take good cuts at
the plate," he added.
Hamilton looked good at first base, and
on the mound. The young sophomore is
leading a group of younger players who are
starting to mature and become varsity play-
ers. He said he liked the way he swung the
bat, but wished it had been a more com-
petitive game, "It was exciting, but playing a
team like this makes it hard to stay focused.
Boynton Beach wasn't even focused."
Hamilton said the JV players got some
confidence in their first varsity action. He
said he hopes the younger players take this
back to JV games and play well. The left
hander tossed two innings in the second
game and allowed one run. Senior Jake Dav-
enport also had a day to remember as he got
to start both games, and hit a grand slam in
the night cap.


Softball team takes third at

Sebastian River tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee girls softball played four
games in a span of 14 hours last Saturday
and came away with three impressive wins
at a tournament in Indian River County.
Okeechobee defeated Port St. Lucie
10-0, South Fork 10-0, and Braddock of
Miami 1-0 to claim third place in the tour-
nament. Their only loss was to Eau Gallie,
8-0.
Coach Kim Hargraves said she was
pleased with how the girls performed,
"It was not a bad weekend overall. That
leaves us at 11-2. We have another big
tournament this weekend. It'll be a long
weekend for the girls but it gives us the op-
portunity to see some of the teams that we
could face later on."
Hargraves has scheduled a number of
tournaments this year. She felt that was the
way to go to ensure her team played top
flight competition.
In the victory over Port St. Lucie,
Okeechobee got a strong pitching perfor-
mance from Katarina Suarez who shutout


the Lady Jaguars for five innings.
At the plate Naomi Stephens went 2-3
with two singles, an RBI, a run scored and
a stolen base. Courtney Wilson had a dou-
ble and two runs batted in.
Against South Fork, Okeechobee had
their best offensive output of the day.
Ashtyn Brown went 2-4 with three RBI and
two runs scored. Wilson had two hits, an
RBI and a run scored. Taylor Kinman went
2-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.
Okeechobee lost to Eau Gallie in the third
game 8-0.
Hargraves said Eau Gallie had a strong
hitting m that was able to hit homer-
uns off Brahman pitchers Samantha Har-
rell and Katarina Suarez. "I won't make
excuses. We didn't play the way the girls
needed to. They had some heavy hitters on
that team. The bad thing is they are a team
we could play later in the regional."
Okeechobee is now (11-2) on the year
and unbeaten in District 14-4A games.
Okeechobee matches up with Ida Baker
and Palmetto, the defending Class 6A Flori-
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March 17, 2010


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Local student wins Megacon costume contest


Special to the Okeechobee News
A middle school student from Okeecho-
bee took top honors in the age 12 and under


Special to the Okeechobee News
Michael Muros, 11, won first place in
the costume contest at MegaCon at
the Orange County Convention Cen-
ter in Orlando over the weekend. The
annual convention of fans of science
fiction, comic books, video games and
anime draws thousands of people from
all over the United States.


costume contest at MegaCon in Orlando on
Saturday, March 13.
MegaCon, a celebration of science fiction,
comic books, anime, video games and fan-
tasy, is the largest such event in the South-
east. Held annually at the Orange County
Convention Center in Orlando, the event
draws thousands of fans of all ages.
For the 2010 MegaCon, the massive
160,000 sq. ft. showroom was lined with
rows of booths with vendors selling cos-
tumes, collectibles, books, videos, video
games, artwork and more. The comic book
section featured artists selling their own work
and chatting with fans. In one corner of the
big room, video game enthusiasts checked
out the latest games. Across the room, chil-
dren of all ages enjoyed Lego corner, where
they could view Lego masterpieces and try
their hand at building something.
The celebrity section featured well known
faces from Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica,
Dr. Who and Back to the Future, as well as
professional wrestlers.
In a side room, panel discussions in-
cluded presentations by Lucafilm's Steve
Sansweet. Featured guests such as Nichelle
Nichols (from the original Star Trek series),
Leah Thompson (from Back to the Future)
and Billy Dee Williams (from Star Wars mov-
ies) spoke to fans about their experiences in
movies and television. Doctrine Productions
hosted a session on independent film mak-
ing. Other sessions focused on comic books
and anime.
An upstairs room in the convention cen-
ter had been transformed into the interior of
an alien space craft. Fans signed up to par-
ticipate in hour-long gaming sessions which
involved donning protective gear and using
airsoft rifles to fight "hostile aliens."
There was plenty to see at the convention.
Movie cars on display included the Ghost-
busters Car, The Real Mach 5 Speed Racer
and the Flintstones "Bedrock Tumbler." Also


on display were robots and models of space
ships.
The convention goers themselves are part
of the show. Many of the fans come dressed
as favorite characters from science fiction or
fantasy books, movies, comic books or video
games. Michael Muros, 11, from Okeecho-
bee, came dressed as Master Chief from the
Halo video game. He designed his own cos-
tume, with battle armor made from recycled
styrofoam and plastic covered in silver Duct
Tape and then painted "olive drab."
Michael's costume was a big hit with vid-
eo game fans. Throughout the day, he posed
for so many photos, he lost count. Running
around the convention center-and play-
ing the battle game with the airsoft rifles
twice-also put some wear and tear on the
costume. This did not really hurt the cos-
tume's effect, Michael pointed out, since the
silver Duct Tape showing through the green
paint made the armor appear battle worn.
The costume contest was one of the last
events of the day and the hall designated
for the contest was packed. Approximately
100 costumed entries took their turns on
the stage, as the master of ceremonies read
a few lines about each costume. Entries
ranged from Star Wars Jedi to blue-skinned
creatures from "Avatar" to characters from
'A Clockwork Orange." Video game fans
cheered when "Master Chief" took the stage
and posed with his weapon (which, he
explained, his Dad helped him construct.)
They cheered even louder when Michael
was announced as the winner for the under-
12 age group.
Michael hopes to attend MegaCon again
next year, and is already considering new
costume ideas. But first he has some video
games to play ... for inspiration.


FFA Chapter sponsors annual 'Kiss the Pig' competition


The Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chap-
ter is holding their annual, "Kiss the Pig"
competition. The participants will be Mr.
Mac, Animal Science teacher at OHS; Matt
Pearce, local rancher and President of the
Livestock Show committee; Mr. Down-


BIRTHDAY
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L ook who's celebrating his 89th birthday!
Carl was bom March 11, 1921. A native of
Indiantown, Fla., he is the father of five
daughters and makes the best swamp cabbage.


ing, Dean at OHS and Gary Ridder, South
Florida Wter Management District Service
Center Director. If you want to see any of
the contestants "Kiss the Pig," donation jars
will be located at the following businesses:
Okeechobee Livestock Market, Walpole


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The person with the most donations will
Kiss the Pig at the Okeechobee Youth Live-
stock Show and Sale on Saturday, March
27. There will be a booth at the sale for last
minute donation from 2 until 9 p.m.


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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 action. The na-
ture of the relief being sought is as
follows: absolute divorce from Plainm-
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 will 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


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold its Regu-
lar Session on Thursday, March 25, 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 accommodation 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
348969 ON 3/17/10

AMENDED NOTICE OFSHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order issued by the Cir-
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 4th day of August 2009,
in the cause wherein HOLMES E. BOYD & DEBRA L. BOYD being Plaintiffs
and LEFTY SUMMERFORD being Defendant, being Case No. 2009-CA-251 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
PARCEL ID: 1-15-36-35-0010-00110-0150
Legal Description:
LOT 15, BLOCK 11, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1144 NW 98H STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA.
I shall offer the above described property for sale subject to all prior liens
and encumbrances if any, on the 20TH day of April, 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, title and interest, in said property.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 8th day of March, 2010.
Published: March 10,17,24,31, 2010
Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in
the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117,
ext. 2225.
348363 ON 3/10,17,24,31/10


LEGAL NOTICE
DeMott Aucton gives nobce of in-
tent, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes, to
sell the following vehicles:
2005 LMT Trailer
Vin #: 5L8GF362551411426
Kubota RTV 900
4x4 Diesel PS
Serial #: 69867
Product #: KRTV900A61069867
Former Owner of
Abandoned Property
ATV Corp
7425 Ball Hill Dr
Miami, FL 33015
To be sold at auction
to the highest bidder
March 27, 2009 at
Huey Howard Ranch Hwy.
832 LaBelle FL.
AU1833-AB1285
345458 ON 03/10,17;
IB 03/11,18;CGS 03/18,25/10


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 2,
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.
1990 Buick Century
VIN #3G4AH54N5LS630279
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEi Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
349005 ON 03/17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-31
In Re: Estate of
VIRGINIA FRANCIS BUSKE,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA GENERAL
JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE N6: 2008 CA 000485
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL SAV-
INGS BANK
PLAINTIFF
VS.
GEORGE H. SEEMANN III; BROOKE M. SEEMANN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK
OF AMERICA, N.A.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 2/18/2010 entered in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000485 of
the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 31st
day of March, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT IF, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES: BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN THENCE SOUTH 890 24' 08"
EAST ALONG THE 1/4, SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
1,905.30 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
FOUR SEASONS DRIVE; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 05' 07" WEST
ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID FOUR SEASONS
DRIVE, AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2,438.00
FEET FOR POINT-OF-BEGINNING. THENCE RUN SOUTH 890 24' 08"
EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NdRTH BOUNDARY LINE OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00
FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00 05' 07" WEST PARALLEL WITH THE
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 186.93 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE RUN SOUTH 890
57' 33" WEST ALONG SAID SECTION LINE FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 05' 07" EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 189.14 FEET TO POINT-OF-BEGINNING. LESS THE
SOUTH 60.00 FEET RESERVED FOR A DRAINAGE EASEMENT. LYING
IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17.
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2005 FLEETWOOD MOBILE HOME VII
GAFL435A900155C21 AND GAFL435B900155C21.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other
than the property owner as of the date of the ls pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 22nd day of Feb. 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, RA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920 (954) 233-8000
08-89552 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port SE. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are hearing impaired call 1-800-955-8771. If
you are voice impaired call 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service.
347158 ON 3/10,17/10


a/k/a VIRGINIA BUSKE,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
VIRGINIA FRANCIS BUSKE, a/k/a
VIRGINIA BUSKE, deceased, date of
death December 28, 2009, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Okeecho-
bee County, Flonda, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972. The personal
representative's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THIE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHI-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publicabon of this notice
is March 17, 2010.
Hugh Thomas Fielder
Personal Representative
808 S.E. 12th Street
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
CONELY & CONELY, RP.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
349009 ON 3/17,24/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY.
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-201
JUDGE: LARRY SCHACK
ALLIED INVESTORS, INC.,
a Florida Corporation,
Plainbff(s)
VS
SUSAN M. WHITCOMB HANNER
a/k/a SUSAN M. WHITCOMB, JOHN
M. HANNER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DURWARD C. WHITCOMB III, if any,
GREAT AMERICAN RV's INC., a Flori-
da Corporation, CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, a Florida municipality, JAMES C.
BRENDEL, JANE BRENDEL, LARRY
MELLAND, KEITH PARRISH, ATLAN-
TIC TITLE, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion, and JOHN AND/OR JANE DOE,
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursu-
ant to the Summary Final Judgment
of Foreclosure and Sale entered in
the cause pending in the Circuit
Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit, in and for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Civil Acton Number: 2008-
CA-201, the undersigned Clerk will
sell the property situated in said
County, described as:
Lot 30, OKEECHOBEE ESTATES,
according to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 20,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Property address: 1002 SE 8th
Drive, Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 11:00 o'clock
A.M., on the 31st day of March,
2010, in The Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, located at the Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Dated this 22nd day of Feb. 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk


MICHAEL J. McNICHOLAS, ESQUIRE
McCARTHY, SUMMERS, BOBKO,
WOOD & SAWYER, RA.
2400 S.E. Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772) 286-1700
E-Mail: mim(mcsumm.com
Attorneys for Plaintiff
347177 ON 3/10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-25
In Re: Estate of
ELEANOR D. HALL,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ELEANOR D. HALL, deceased, date
of death January 6, 2010, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Flon-
da 34972. The personal representa-
tive's and the personal
representative's attomey names are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mrands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME


PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publication of this notice
is March 17, 2010.
Bruce A. Hall
Personal Representative
1000 N.E. 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34972
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Flonda Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000546
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ILEANA RIVER, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated February 18, 2010 and entered in Case No. 47-2008-
CA-000546 of the Circuit Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial Circuit in anc
for OKEECHOBEE County, Flonda wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is
the Paintiff and ILEANA RIVER; EFREN GARCIA; SANTIGO PEREZ; LIGI
TA SMALKAIS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE-
FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIMI AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CHASE BANK USA, NA
TIONAL ASSOCIATION; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, III; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY AS
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
7th day of Apnl, 2010, the following descnbed property as set forth in saic
Rnal Judgment:
A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATES LANCE
COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BLOCK 1, PAGE 5, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND A PART OF
LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TOT
HE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 41, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALL BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCH
5, FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY BORDERING
LAKE OKEECHOBEE, ALSO BEING SOUTHEASTERLY MOST CORNER OF
LOT 6, BLOCK 5, GREAT LAKES SUBDIVISION, ALSO BEING, A POINT
ON NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441, BEAR NORTH 68
DEGREES 38 MINUTES 44 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID NORTHERN'
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 196.18 FEET; THENCE BEAF
NORTH 34 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITh
THE CENTERLINE OF CANAL #4 ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF FARN
LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 466.00 FEET; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 68
DEGREES 38 MINUTES 44 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SAIC
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OOF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 A DISTANCE OF
195.75 FEET TO TEH INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAIC
CANAL 14; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 34 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 17 SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG THE EASTERN MOST LINE OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCH
5 FARM LANDS OF CONSOLIDATES LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING
LAKE OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 465.90 FEET TO THE INTERSEC-
TION WITH SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY U.S. 441 AND THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
A/K/A 7525 SE HIGHWAY 441, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a clamr
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertsor
Clerk of the Circuit Cour
By: Linda F Younc
Deputy Clerf
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08084778
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing z
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 25C
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (772)807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt of this notice: IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1-800-955-8770.
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IN THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CA-141
PARCEL(S): FL-OKEE-004.5/
FL-OKEE-005.5
FLORIDA GAS TRANSMISSION COMPANY, LLC,
a Delaware limited liability company,
Petitioner,
KISSIMMEE OAKS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, et al.,
Defendants.
FOR PUBLICATION
SUMMONS TO SHOW CAUSE. NOTICE OF EMINENT
DOMAIN PROCEEDINGS AND NOTICE OF HEARING
IN THE NAME OF AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
TO ALL THE SHERIFFS OF THE STATE AND TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
YOU ARE COMMANDED to serve this summons and a copy of the Petition in Eminent Domain, the Notice of Lis
Pendens, and the Declaration of Taking, upon: All defendants named in the attached party list and all persons claim-
ing interests by, through, under or against the named defendants; all persons having or claiming to have any right, tl-
tie, or interest in the property described in Exhiit"A"and the unknown spouses of the above-named defendants, if
any, and their heirs, devisees, assignees, grantees, creditors, lessees, executors, administrators, mortgagees, judg-
ment creditors, trustees, lienholders, persons in possession, and any and all other persons having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest by, through, under or against the above-named defendants, or otherwise claiming any
right, btle, or interest in the real property described in this action.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE DEFENDANTS NAMED IN THE ATTACHED PARTY LIST AND TO ALL WHOM
IT MAY CONCERN, INCLUDING ALL PARTIES CLAIMING ANY INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS; AND TO ALL HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN the Petition, that Petitioner has filed a Petition in Eminent Domain and Declaration of Tak-
ing to acquire certain property interests in Okeechobee County, Florida as described in the Petiton. Each Defendant
and any other person claiming any interest in, or having a lien upon, such property is required to serve a copy of
written answer and defenses to the Petition upon BRENDAN T. FRANZONI, of the law firm of Bricklemyer Smolker
& Bolves, RA., 500 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33602, attorney for Petitioner, and to file the
original of the answer and defenses with the Clerk of this Court, on or before April 12, 2010, showing what right, tl-
tle, interest, or lien the defendant has in or to the property described in the Petition and to show cause why that
property should not be taken for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If any Defendant fails to do so, a
default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Petition.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Declaraton of Taking has been filed in this cause and that Petitioner will
apply for an Order of Taking vesting title and possession to the property as described in the Petition in the name of
Petitioner, and any other order the Court deems proper before the Honorable Larry Schack, Circuit Judge, on
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, Courtroom B, 312 NW 3rd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972. All Defendants in this acton may request a hearing and be heard at the time and place des-
ignated. Any Defendant failing to file a request for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking.
Dated this 10th day of March, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Beatrice Rodreguez, Deputy Clerk
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ASSISTANCE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING YOU, ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE, 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, SUITE 217, PORT SAINT LUCIE, FLORIDA 34986, 772-807-4370, AT LEAST
SEVEN (7) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR COURT APPEARANCE; IF YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771 OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8771.
PARTY LIST
Parcel FL-OKEE-004.5/FL-OKEE-005.5
Kissimmee Oaks, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, c/o Warren L. Prescott, as Registered Agent, 51 River Dr,
Tequesta, FL 33469
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation, c/o Chief Financial Officer, as Registered Agent,
200 E. Gaines St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
William 0. Shumpert, all known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representatives and creditors
Rex Butler, if alive, and if deceased, the known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representatives
and creditors
Estate of Charles Cantrell, all known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representatives and
creditors
Estate of Evelyn Davis, all known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representatives and credi-
tors
Mary Wilson, if alive, and if deceased, the known and unknown heirs, beneficiaries, devisees, personal representa-
tives and creditors
Celeste Watford, as Tax Collector, Okeechobee County, 307 N.W. 5th Ave, Ste B Okeechobee, FL 34972
EXHIBIT "A
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
FL-OKEE-004.5/FL-OKEE-005.5
PERMANENT EASEMENT: A 50 FOOT WIDE STRIP OF LAND, LYING IN AND BEING A PART OF SECTIONS 18 AND
19, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING A PORTION OF PARCEL D OF
THAT PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 439, PAGE 1298, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY,
THE CENTERLINE OF SAID STRIP BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 18; THENCE N 00046'07"W, ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 18, 88.88 FEET;
THENCE S 89014'08" W 52.20 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "A", SAME BEING THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 89056'40"W 177.15 FEET; THENCE N 45008'53"W 244.79 FEET; THENCE S
89051'07"W 2154.80 FEET; THENCE S 44051'07"W 198.72 FEET; THENCE N 8905051"W 562.04 FEET; THENCE S
0003753" W 65.73 FEET TO THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70 AND THE TERMINUS OF SAID CEN-
TERLINE. THE SIDELINES OF SAID EASEMENT ARE TO BE EXTENDED OR SHORTENED TO TERMINATE IN SAID
WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 128TH AVENUE AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE
ROAD 70. CONTAINING 3.907 ACRES (170,166 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT: BEING AN ADDITIONAL 50 FOOT WIDE STRIP, ADJOINING AND
PARALLEL WITH THE NORTHERLY AND WESTERLY SIDELINE OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PERMANENT EASEMENT
CONTAINING 4.028 ACRES (175,454 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT NUMBER 1: BEING AN ADDITIONAL PARCEL DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT "A", SAME BEING THE WEST RIGHT OF
WAY LINE OF NORTHWEST 128TH AVENUE; THENCE N 00043'25" W, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE,
75.01 FEET; THENCE S 89056'40"W 51.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89056'40"W
93.48 FEET; THENCE N 45008'53" W 134.22 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "B"; THENCE
N 44051'07" E 25.00 FEET; THENCE S 45008'53" E 88.48 FEET; THENCE N 89056'40" E 108.07 FEET; THENCE S
0001349" E 50.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.180 ACRE (7,823 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR
LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT NUMBER 2: BEING AN ADDITIONAL 25 FOOT WIDE STRIP
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT "B"; THENCE N
45008'53" W 10.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 45008'53" W 100.00 FEET; THENCE
S 89051'07" W 100.00 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT"C"; THENCE N 00008'53" W 25.00
FEET; THENCE N 89051'07" E 110.36 FEET; THENCE S 45008'53" E 110.36 FEET; THENCE S 44051'07" W 25.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.121 ACRE (5,259 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT NUMBER 3: BEING AN ADDITIONAL 25 FOOT WIDE STRIP
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT"C"; THENCE S 89051'07"
W 2016.94 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89051'07"W 100.00 FEET; THENCE S
44051'07"W 100.00 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINTED"; THENCE N 45008'53"W 25.00
FEET; THENCE N 44051'07" E 110.36 FEET; THENCE N 89051'07" E 110.36 FEET; THENCE S 00008'53" E 25.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.121 ACRE (5,259 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT NUMBER 4: BEING AN ADDITIONAL 25 FOOT WIDE STRIP
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT "D"; THENCE S
44051'07"W 98.49 FEET; THENCE N 89050'51"W 64.36 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N
89050'51" W 294.65 FEET TO A POINT HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS POINT "E"; THENCE N 00009'09" E 25.00
FEET; THENCE S 89050'51" E 294.65 FEET; THENCE S 0000909" W 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 0.169 ACRES (7,366 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
EXTRA TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT NUMBER 5: BEING AN ADDITIONAL PARCEL DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT PREVIOUSLY REFERRED TO AS POINT"E"; THENCE N 89050'51" W 121.11
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89050'51" W 125.01 FEET; THENCE S 003753" W
100.00 FEET; THENCE N 89022'07"W 25.00 FEET; THENCE N 0003753" E 149.79 FEET; THENCE S 8905051" E
50.00 FEET; THENCE N 0003753" E 150.00 FEET; THENCE S 89051'02" E 100.00 FEET; THENCE S 003743"W
200.01 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 0.574 ACRE (24,997 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 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,
Plaintiff,
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,
Counterplaintiffs,
vs.
TD BANK, N.A., successor by merger to Commerce Bank, N.A. and Palm Beach County Bank,
Counterdefendant.
NOTICE OFSALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT. N 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 #2 Property contained in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 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 Plainbff 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 De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest 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 particularly set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
PARCEL 1
A 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 described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Section 23 (Southeast corner of Section 14), bear N 00000'30" W along the East line of said Secton 14 to the intersection with the South right-of-way line
of F.C.D. Levee 63-S as shown on EC.D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet 4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
Thence 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;
Thence bear S 66036'18" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
Thence bear S 2704942" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
Thence bear S 43036'17" W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
Thence bear S 43035'59" W, to the Intersection with the northerly right-of-way line of S.R. No. 15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
Thence bear S 48046'14" E, a distance of 1554.86 feet;
Thence bear N 43050'17" E, a distance of 148.66 feet;
Thence bear N 89041'42" E, a distance of 111.94 feet;
Thence bear N 00018'18" W, a distance of 50.00 feet;
Thence bear S 89041'42" W, a distance of 63.42 feet;
Thence bear N 43050'17" E, a distance of 987.47 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue N 43050'17" E, a distance of 842.65 feet;
Thence bear S 47002'23" E, a distance of 120.01 feet;
Thence bear S 43o50'17" W, a distance of 846.55 feet;
Thence bear N 45010'37" W, a distance of 120.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 2
The southeasterly 14.924 acres of the northeasterly 20.34 acres of the following described parcel:
A parcel of land lying in Sections 14 and 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly described as follows:
From the Southeast corner of Secton 14, bear N 00000'30" W along the East line of said Section 14 of the intersection with the Southerly right-of-way line of Flood 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;
Thence bear S 53039'07" E along said southerly right-of-way line of L-63 S, a distance of 1564.73 feet;
Thence bear S 66036'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
Thence bear S 2704942" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
Thence bear S 43036'17" W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
Thence bear S 43035'59" W to the northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 2394.81 feet;
Thence bear S 48046'14" E along the said northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 1554.86 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence continue S 48046'14" E along the said northerly right-of-way line of S.R. 15, a distance of 2.21 feet;
Thence bear N 4104944" E to the Hancock Meander Line of Lake Okeechobee, a distance of 60.81 feet;
Thence bear S 46010'59" E along said Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 61.68;
Thence bear S 41 49'44"W to the aforesaid northerly right-of-way line ? of S. R. 15, a distance of 58.03 feet;
Thence bear S 48046'14" E along said northerly right-of-way line of S. R. 15, a distance of 568.64 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to the right in the said northerly right-of-way line of S. R. 15,
said curve having a radius of 5762.58 feet and a central angle of 0100'43";
Thence along arc of said curve, a distance of 101.78 feet;
Thence bear N 44049'23" E, a distance of 2327.27 feet;
Thence bear N 47001'50" W, a distance of 773.65 feet;
Thence bear S 43050'17" W, to the North line of that parcel of land known as the"school house lot", and recorded in Deed Book 36, Page 39, Public Records of Palm Beach County, Florida, a distance
of 2129.38 feet;
Thence bear N 89041'42" E along the said North line of the "school house lot", a distance of 63.42 feet;
Thence bear S 0018'18" E, along the East line of said "school house lot", a distance of 50.00 feet;
Thence bear S 8941'42"W along the South line of said "school house lot", a distance of 111.94 feet;
Thence bear S 43 50'17"W, a distance of 148.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS 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, contguous 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, Florida.
PARCEL 3
A parcel of land lying in Section 23, Township 38 South, Range 36 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being 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 intersection 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;
Thence 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;
Thence bear S 6636'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
Thence bear S 2749'42" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
Thence bear S 43036'17"W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
Thence bear S 4303559" W, to the intersection with the northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15 (U. S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
Thence 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 to the POINT OF BEGINNING;
Thence 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;
Thence bear N 4104944" E to the intersection with the Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 60.81 feet;
Thence bear S 461059" E along the said Hancock Meander Line, a distance of 61.68;
Thence 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;
Thence 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 the right in the northerly right-of-way line
of S. R. No. 15 (U. S. 441). Said curve having a central angle of 0100'43"and a radius of 5762.58 feet;
Thence 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;
Thence 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 0018'18" E, a distance of 50.00 feet;
Thence bear S 89041'42"W, a distance of 111.94 feet;
Thence bear S 43050'17"W, a distance of 148.66 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL 4
A 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 in 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 intersection with the South right-of-way line
of F. C. D. Levee 63-S, as shown on F. C. D. Drawing L-635-3, Sheet4 of 7, a distance of 4427.88 feet;
Thence 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;
Thence bear S 66036'16" W, a distance of 2157.75 feet;
Thence bear S 2749'42" W, a distance of 485.89 feet;
Thence bear S 43036'17"W, a distance of 1105.04 feet;
Thence bear S 4303559" W, to the intersection with the northerly right-of-way line of S. R. No. 15 (U.S. 441), a distance of 2394.81 feet;
Thence 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;
Thence bear N43050'17"E, along the westerly line of that property described in Official Records Book 306 Page 1013, Public records of Okeechobee county, Florida, a distance of 148.68 feet to the in-
tersection 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;
Thence continue N43050'17"E, along aforedescribed line to the intersection with the North line of that property described in Official Record Book 343 Page 216, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
Florida, a distance of 69.67 feet;
Thence bear N8941'42"E, a distance of 63.42 feet;
Thence bear S0018'18"E, a distance of 50.00 feet;
Thence 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 days after the sale.
DATED at Okeechobee County, Florida, on February 24, 2010.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
JONES, FOSTER, JOHNSTON & STUBBS, RA.
Allen R. Tomlinson, Esquire
Attorneys for the Plaintiff
P. 0. Box 3475, West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3475
Publish in Okeechobee News
Telephone: (561) 650-0492 Facsimile: (561) 650-0469
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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 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida, the following described real
estate, 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
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 accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Court Adminis-
trabon not later than 7 days prior to
the proceeding at 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
772)807-4370 within two working
days 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 3/3,10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000643
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN FRENCH, etal,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated February 18,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2008-CA-000643 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein WELLS FAR-
GO BANK, NA, is the Plainbff and
RAFAEL BUSTOS; JOHN FRENCH;
LEANNE FRENCH; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM,
on the 7th day of Apnl, 2010, the
following descnbed property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 20, BLOCK 32, A PLAT OF UNIT
NUMBER 2 BASSWOOD INCOR-
PORATED, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 3966 31ST AVENUE NW.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,

other than the property owner as of
the date of the Us Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on February 25, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08101871


NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772)807-4370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
348182 ON 03/17,24/10

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 ofSundance
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
UIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED February 19, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney: Sandier & Sandier
117 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
347285 ON 3/3,10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000529
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON EPLEY, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated February 18,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2008-CA-000529 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff
and SHARON EPLEY; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON
EPLEY; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972 at 11:00AM, on the 7th day of
April, 2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:

LOT 130, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT
12, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 65, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A 1982 PINE SINGLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME, WIDTH AND
LENGTH: 14.00 X 66.00, SERIAL
NUMBER: TW1RFLH51591, TITLE
NUMBER 21588177 WHICH, BY
INTENTION OF THE PARTIES
AND UPON RETIREMENT OF THE
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AS PRO-
VIDED IN FLORIDA STATUE
319.261 SHALL CONSTITUTE A
PART OF THE REALTY AND SHALL
PASS WITH IT.
A/K/A 4209 SOUTHEAST 22ND
COURT, OKEECHOBEE, FL
349740000
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis endens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on February 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson


Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08080199
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilites Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772)8074370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
347128 ON 03/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2008-CA-000462
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCES S. GILMORE, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated February 18,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2008-CA-000462 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUS-
TEE, is the Plaintiff and FRANCES S.
GILMORE; TENANT #1 N/K/A
HEATHER GILMORE; are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER,
312 N.W 3RD STREET, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM,
on the 7th day of April, 2010, the
following described pmperty as set
forth in said Rnal Judgment:
LOT 11, BLOCK 23, A REVISED AND
ADDITION TO THE PLAT OF CON-
NERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 542 SE 36TH TERRACE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on February 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F08066176
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amenri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772)8074370 within two working
ys 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.
347120 ON 03/17,24/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUITIN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000380
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL BUSTOS, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated February 18,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000380 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein WELLS FAR-
GO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and
RAFAEL BUSTOS; MARIA B. LEON
DE BUSTOS A/K/A MARIA BACILISA
BUSTOS; IVAN BUSTOS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF IVAN BUSTOS
N/K/A NATALIE BUSTOS; LOUIS
CLAVERIA; TENANT #1 N/K/A RA-
FAEL BUSTOS; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY


ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
31st day of March, 2010, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Rnal Judgment:
LOT 65, WHISPERING PINES
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEROF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 46, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A 949 NW 39TH CIRCLE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on February 22, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09045781
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodaton to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772)807-4370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
347148 ON 03/10,17/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUI4TY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009-CA-226
S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION,
a Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
NATACHA JOSEPH and
WILBENS JOSEPH,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated 2/18/2010, entered in
Civil Case No. 2009-CA-226 of the
Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit in
and for OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, in Jury As-
sembly Rm., 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 North-
west 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, in accordance with section
45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00
o'clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 31
day of March, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:

The West 1/2 of the West 1/2
of the North '1/2 of the North
1/2 Of Tract 11, Section 21,
Township 34 South, Range 33
East, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 3A-D, Public
Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale if any, oth-
er than the roperty owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the
sale.
DATED this 22nd day of Feb. 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
William G. Shofstall
P. 0. Box 210576
West Palm Beach, Florida 33421
(561) 641-2600
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should con-
tact COURT ADMINISTRATION no
later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at and ask for assistance
via the Florida Relay Service.
1-772-807-4370
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-30
In Re: Estate of
DICKIE M. BRADFORD,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DICKIE M. BRADFORD, deceased,
date of death January 9, 2010, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Flonda, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972. The personal
representative's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publication of this notice
is March 17, 2010.
Billy Bradford
Personal Representative
700 S.E. 25th Street
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
348939 ON 3/17,24/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA611
DIVISION: Civil Division
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
v.
MARTHE LEGER; JOSEPH LEGER;
AND MARGARETTE PERNIER
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 2/18/2010, and
entered in Case No. 2009 CA 611 of
the Circuit Court in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Florida wherein
LIVE OAK TRUST, INC., A Florida
Corporation is the Plaintiff, and
MARTHE LEGER, JOSEPH LEGER,
AND MARGARE I PERNIER are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Jury
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW Third Street, Okeechobee,
Florida at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 7th
day of April, 2010 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
W1/2 OF THE W1/2 OF THE
S1/2 OF THE S1/2 OF SEC-
TION 21 TRACT 6 TOWNSHIP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
Strap Number(s):
1-21-34-33-OA00-00006-M 000
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUB-
LIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE SALE
AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS WHO
ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FROM
THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSUANT TO
THIS FINAL JUDGMENT

IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WIT
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-


ING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWNER,
YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY TO
WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED. PLEASE
CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JU-
DICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida this 22nd day of Feb-
ruary 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino
& Morehead, RA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
347181 ON 3/17,24/10

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,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash on the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeecho-
bee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flonda, at
11:00 a.m. on the 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#
FLFLN70B20150CG, TITLE#
64257110
Any Derson claiming an interest in
the surDlus 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 Pne Island Road
Suite 400, Plantabon, FL 33324-3920
(954) 233-8000
08-13064 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACTOF 1990
In accordance with the Amencans
With Disabilites 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 Florin-
da Relay Service.
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