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Opinions are mixed


on health care law


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An admittedly limited poll con-
ducted by the Okeechobee News
shows mixed opinions on the Pa-
tient Protection and Affordable
Care Act recently signed into law
by President Barack Obama.
"I think it will bankrupt the
U.S.," was the opinion of retired at-
torney Bill Dover.
He did not know how the new
law would affect his Medicare.
However, he feared it would re-
duce the number of doctors avail-
able, citing a survey that said one-
third of family doctors interviewed
would leave the profession.
"There is nothing good in this
bill," Mr. Dover said.


He added that it mandated cov-
erage for people who don't need
and don't want medical coverage.
"I still have a lot of unanswered
questions," said Steve Nelson,
owner of Okeechobee Discount
Drugs.
He thinks the law needs to be
restructured from the bottom up.
While he feels for those who do
not have insurance, Mr. Nelson is
afraid of all the last minute chang-
es made to the law.
Dr. Maged Mehanni is in favor of
the new law, both as a patient and
as a physician.
"As a patient, I welcome this
bill because I and my wife will no
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new well
Livestock
prefer
well water
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The lack of a pump may be
the only hold up to a well at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center that could possibly save
taxpayers money.
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longer be excluded from having health care
insurance on the basis of a pre-existing con-
dition," said Dr. Mehanni. 'As a physician,
I welcome this bill because my uninsured
patients will be able to get affordable health
care. Just this month I spent a week trying
unsuccessfully to find a neurosurgeon or fa-
cility for a 33-year-old patient with a brain
tumor. Why was no one interested in seeing
or treating him? He had no insurance."
"Do we need health care reform in this
country?" asked Dr. Mehanni. 'Absolutely! Is
this plan the solution to what ails us? Time
will tell, and if not, it is at least a good start!"
The opposite opinion was expressed by
another physician.
"I personally think it's too expensive," as-
serted Dr. Kenneth Haas.
He fears it will dilute health care, and
would require 40,000 new doctors. He pre-
dicted that a lot of doctor's offices would fold
because of a 21 percent cutback in Medicare
reimbursements.
Dr. Haas also fears that he would see a
larger number of patients and, with a cut-


CENTER
Continued From Page 1

It seems that livestock are picky about the
water they drink, and prefer well water over
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) water.
This poses a problem for horses and other
livestock at the ag center, according to inter-
im ag center director Larry Davis.
In many cases he said livestock exhibi-
tors -- such as those taking part in the recent
youth livestock show -- bring water to the fa-
cility every day and either give it directly to the
animals or mix it with OUA water. Mr. Davis
said livestock will not drink very much water
if all they have is OUA water. In some cases
they have been used to drinking well water
and are not at the ag center long enough to
get used to OUA water.
Okeechobee County Commissioner Ray
Domer, who is also in the well drilling busi-
ness, has agreed to donate his services to
drill a well at the ag center. All that would be
needed would be a pump. Mr. Domer is hop-
ing someone else would be willing to donate
a pump.
Mr. Davis said the facility already has a


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back in his income, he would not be able to
hire more employees to handle the increase.
He has a small volume practice and fears he
would be hurt tremendously.
"I'm not against revamping health care,"
Dr. Haas added.
However, he feels, reform should come
in two areas. The first area is regulation of in-
surance the same way doctors are regulated.
He would also like to see more reform in the
legal system.
While Dr. Haas admitted that some doc-
tors do make mistakes and should be held
accountable, he feels the malpractice situa-
tion has gone too far.
A spokesperson for Raulerson Hospital
said that while individual HCA (the parent
company of Raulerson) hospitals are not
commenting, the policy of HCA is to support
the position of the American Federation of
Hospitals. That organization favors the new
law because they feel it provides more com-
prehensive and efficient health coverage.
John Burton of the Okeechobee County
Health Department did not know yet what
affect the new law would have on the opera-
tion of his department.
Negative opinions have also been ex-
pressed on the state and national level.
"The Democratic leadership ignored the


consumptive use permit from the South Flor-
ida Water Management District (SFWMD).
In addition to watering livestock, a well
could be used to wash livestock and dampen
the arena to cut down on dust. This would
lessen the amount of OUA water used.
Another consideration for a well could be
to provide potable water for a hurricane shel-
ter at the ag center in order for the shelter to
be self sufficient.
If a well were to provide potable water,
the facility would not have to rely on OUA for
water. That would result in a savings of the
OUA base rate that the facility is charged dur-
ing the time the ag center is not in use.
If a well and pump were donated, the
only cost to the county for water would be
the electricity to run the pump.

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American people and instead chose to give
the president a political win," Congressman
Tom Rooney said in a statement issued after
he voted against the bill. "I am committed to
ensuring that the most catastrophic portions
of the bill -- such as the individual mandate,
the crippling cuts of Medicare and huge tax
increases are repealed. This infringement of
individual liberty will not be tolerated, and
the states are already threatening to fight
back.
"This government takeover of the health
care industry is not the 'reform' the people
wanted and will not lower costs or increase
access to care, my neighbors in Florida and
all Americans deserve better," he added.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum
joined with attorneys general of 12 other
states -- South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas,


Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michi-
gan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho and
South Dakota -- in a lawsuit contesting the
constitutionality of the law.
"This bipartisan effort by attorneys gen-
eral around the country should put the fed-
eral government on notice that we will not
tolerate the constitutional rights of our citi-
zens and the sovereignty of our states to be
trampled on," said Mr. McCollum.
The suit charges that the new law in-
fringes upon the constitutional rights of all
citizens by mandating health care coverage.
It further claims the law infringes on the sov-
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Okeechobee woman charged with kicking deputy


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee wom-
an has been arrested and
charged with hitting a dis-
abled stroke victim as well
as kicking a deputy.
Loretta Joy Marr, 52, S.E.
27th St., was arrested Sat- Loretta Joy
urday, March 27, on felony Marr


charges of battery on a person 65 years of
age or older, battery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer with violence. She was also arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of battery.
Marr was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $22,500.
An arrest report by Deputy Arlene Durbin,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), stated that Marr was arrested after


she struck the 69-year-old stroke victim. The
report indicated the man suffered a cut on
his arm, ear and chin and that there were
scratches on his chest.
Deputy Durbin's report goes on to state
that Marr also attacked the man's daughter
by grabbing her by the back of her neck.
The daughter, who is also handicapped, had
scratches on the back of her neck and on
her arm, the report added.


When Deputy Durbin, along with fellow
OCSO Deputy Donald Ellis, tried to arrest
Marr she allegedly resisted. According to the
arrest report, when they tried to put the now-
handcuffed woman into Deputy Durbin's
car she kicked Deputy Ellis in the chest and
stomach and then tried to bite him.
The deputies were forced to place a strap
around the woman's legs to restrain her,
added the report.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Benjamin Acosta, 34, N. 23rd St., Tam-
pa, was arrested March 26 by Deputy John
Ashby on a felony charge of possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of driv-
ing while license suspended with knowl-
edge. His bond was set at $2,500.
Samantha Jean Rubino, 23, N.E. First
St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 26 by
Officer Phillip Eddings on a charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance without a
prescription. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Eric Lee Gaucin, 31, N.W. First St.,


Okeechobee, was arrested March 26 by
FHP Lieutenant C. Cribbs on a charge of
possession of controlled substance with-
out a prescription and driving while license
suspended/revoked habitual offender. His
bond was set at $6,500.
Melinda Josephine Fredricks, 28, Fifth
Court, Vero Beach, was arrested March 26
by Deputy S. Pollock on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation possession of drug parapher-
nalia. She is being held without bond.
Marc Jonathon Macias, 22, N.W Fifth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested March 27
by Sergeant Victoria Williams on charges
of driving under the influence and reckless
driving. His bond was set at $1,000.
Mauro Seca Jr., 25, N.E. 12th Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 28 by Dep-
uty John Hazy on an Okeechobee County


warrant charging him with failure to appear
- driving while license suspended habitual
offender. He is being held without bond.
Thomas Allen Martin, 22, N.E. 138th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested March 28
by FHP Trooper T. D. Burk on felony charges
of leaving the scene of a crash without ren-
dering aid and reckless driving with serious
bodily injury. He was also charged with the
misdemeanors of driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge and financial re-
sponsibility for bodily injury. His bond was
set at $1,750.
Davey Lee Snow, 28, Canal Way Road,
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested March 29 by
Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a Depart-
ment of Corrections warrant charging him
with violation of probation (felony) driving
while license suspended (three counts). He
is being held without bond.


John Stover, 35, 76th St., Live Oak, was
arrested March 29 by Deputy Greg Popovich
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation grand theft.
He is being held without bond.
James Ward, 39, Minnesota Ave., St.
Cloud, was arrested March 29 by Deputy
Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation driving under the influence and vio-
lation of probation failure to appear. He is
being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


We are excited to announce that Okeechobee

will have its first new locally owned and staffed Assisted Living Facility.


Scheduled for completion in
late Summer 2010, it is being
built using a majority of local
contractors and labor.


We are pleased that it will be U . .
staffed by Okeechobians for
the care of fellow citizens of -
our community.

We need your help -.
SOUTH ELEVATION
in this historic event. EEVATION


The Assisted Living Facility needs a suitable name which reflects our heritage.

Please submit your choice of names in our suggestion box located at the Chamber of Commerce building
at 55 South Parrott Ave, between the hours of 9:00 am 3:00 pm starting March 19, 2010 March 31, 2010

Ms. Mabel Williamson, one of our oldest, most beloved and admired residents will announce the winning name of the new facility.
The winners name will be announced on April 7, 2010 and will receive $300.00 for their winning entry.




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Bring in revenue
Off Road Vehicle parks do not have
to destroy land or nature if they are run
correctly. Look at Ocala National Park and
the Everglades. Both can co-exist. What is
your idea to keep Okeechobee from going
bust on the budget, with no money for the
library, cutbacks in senior aid, loss of jobs,
loss of businesses and so on?
Okeechobee needs revenue. Business-
es are closing because there are not enough
paying customers. The people who are left
cannot afford to just keep paying higher
taxes. Many people are out of work already
or working at minimum wage jobs because
that is all they could find. Our winter resi-
dent population is much less than it was 10
or even 5 years ago. Property values have de-
clined. We need to find ways to bring more
jobs here. I think all suggestions should be
considered.
Look around at other areas and see
what brings in people. What can we do here
to bring in revenue? We need new ideas.

Socialism
NOTHING in HR 3962 kicks in immedi-
ately save for taxes and constraints on Health
Insurance. You will not receive any relief un-
til 2014. Also, doctors face a 21 percent cut in
their reimbursements from Medicare based
on a federal budget law that sets physician
payments based on other economic factors.
In past years, Congress has routinely waived
such cuts. The House passed a bill to again
postpone the cuts but a similar attempt in
the Senate stalled. Many physicians and
health professionals worry that the reim-
bursement reductions could cause doctors
to see fewer Medicare patients, so that route
may be soon closed to you
Republicans call the health care bill as
Socialism. Is Social Security not Socialism? Is
free public education not Socialism? Is Medi-
care not Socialism? Is bailout of Wall Street
crooks not Socialism?


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It's a shame this thing is going directly
along party lines. Just a few years ago Sen.
John McCain, and others (Republicans),
opposing the then President Clinton health
care bill, said everyone should be required
to purchase health insurance. Today, those
same people (Republicans) are saying it's
absurd to require everyone to purchase
health insurance. I guess that is because the
Democrats proposed it this time, instead of
the Republicans.
Today's Republican Party is the party of
the far-right.
I feel better about being a mem-
ber of the far right as opposed to "the far
WRONG."

Gangs
The G4L think they are a gang because
they can intimidate some others. Some of
these punks might need the same to figure
out this isn't a game. Nip it in the bud and
this problem wouldn't be discussed right
now. But some of these parents have a clue
and don't care ... or so it seems.
Maybe the sheriff should do what Pogy
Bill did back in the pioneer days. If two boys
have a dispute, put them in boxing gloves
and make them settle it in the boxing ring.
If these guys had to face each other one on
one, I think they would find ways to settle
things without fighting. And since we now
have equal rights for women -- do the same
thing with the teenage girls who want to
fight each other.

Senate Bill 6
Come on, Okeechobee County ... sup-
port your children and teachers within the
public school system. Write to Charlie Crist
and let him know how disappointing it is
that a bill like this would even get this far.
Ask him to VETO the bill, should it pass the
Legislature. Express your concerns to: Char-
lie.Crist@MyFlorida.com.

Library keep it open
As a library patron, I wouldn't mind
paying a small annual fee for my library card
if that is what it takes to keep the library
open. Considering how much books cost,
being able to borrow books from the library
is a tremendous savings over a year's time.


Thank You from O.C.A.
Okeechobee Christian Academy would
like to thank everyone who played a part in
making the Easter basket give away a suc-
cess! We were able to make 77 Easter bas-
kets for children in our community who may
not have otherwise received an Easter Bas-
ket. Each basket was loaded with goodies
such as books, toys, pencils, candy, snack
cakes and stuffed animals. We want to say
a special thank you to Seacoast National
Bank, SunTrust and Riverside National Bank
for their support and to everyone else who
anonymously gave so generously to fill up
all of these baskets. We would also like to
acknowledge Big Lake Missions for accept-
ing the baskets and distributing them to the
appropriate families. The students had a
great time assembling the baskets and feel
so blessed to have the opportunity to give
back to the community in a way that hon-
ors and glorifies God! If you would like to
know more about Okeechobee Christian
Academy please visit our website at: www.
okeechobeechristianacademy.net
Have a blessed Easter!
Okeechobee Christian Academy


Special to tle UKeecnoDee News/baran Heno
Sarah and Karson Reno from Okeecho-
bee Christian Academy present Mary-
Ann Swinford from Big Lake Missions
with Easter baskets.

Change
Have you noticed a change in your trust
of government?
Do you find you trust your elected officials


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Wednesday, March 31, 2010


less to tell the truth? Is our republic headed
into crisis or is there? Is the constitution be-
ing transformed into a socialist doctrine and
not based on the ideas of freedom of the in-
dividual? Is the national debt sustainable?
Who will pay this national debt off if ex-
penditures continue at the existing rate? If
we can pay it off in the next two or three
generations how much more change could
we stand? Just a few of the questions that I
hear being asked these days. That the con-
cept for those who had few hopes for their
future would, through change, realize it.
Now the word, hope, seems to be more syn-
onymous with: I hope I do not lose my job,
home, car and that I can feed my family.
The words of "change and hope" were
used without exploitation of the details.
Those who listened were just considered for
the most part, dopes for not asking the ques-
tion, "What does that mean?" Just listen to
the lies promise anything, because the end
result wanted will be justified by any means
used.
Consideration of the founding principals
was no longer a concern only the creation of
a bright future.
So what example was needed to reach
the bright new future surely not each to his
own based on their ability and contribution.
Look to the past at the success of other
great leaders including Mao, Marx, Castro
and Stalin for they may be the answer to the
change. This is the direction that so many in
government would like to take. Those who
listened to the promise of change and hope
now are opening their eyes and ears. Those
who once were considered dopes are open-
ing their mouths and expressing an opinion
in place of silence.
Those who underestimated are no longer
dopes, but those who underestimated them.
Now is the time for rekindling the spirit of
freedom. Regardless of which, if any politi-
cal party you may belong, now is the time
to come together and be heard as, "We the
People." The thought that this is an issue for,
"We will remember in November" may be
too late then. Now is the time to be vocal
and express dissatisfaction with the direc-
tion of our republic, if you so feel. At the ex-
isting rate of expenditures the republic will
be financially destroyed for decades, if it is
not already.
It is now time to say, "No more" to all
elected officials.
Tom Murphy
Okeechobee


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Easter Happenings


Maundy Thursday worship
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane, will serve soup and sandwiches
on Maundy Thursday, April 1, at 6 p.m. with
Worship and Holy Communion to follow at
7 p.m. Good Friday Worship, April 2,
will be at 6 p.m. Easter Sunrise Service
will be at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for children
in grades Pre-K through 5. Easter Celebra-
tion and Worship will be at 10:30 a.m. The
annual Prayer Vigil will begin on Maunday
Thursday, beginning after the 7 p.m. service
and will continue until noon on Good Fri-
day. Everyone is invited to any and all of the
events.

Church to offer Tenebrae Service
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave., will offer a Tenebrae Ser-
vice on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. This is
a service of light and shadows remembering
the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eas-
ter Sunday worship will be at 10:30 a.m.
St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 831 N.E. 16th
Ave., will have a Good Friday Service,
April 2, beginning at 7 p.m.


Easter Sunrise Service
The Okeechobee Ministerial Association
will sponsor an Easter Sunrise Service at
Jaycees Park beginning at 6:30. Members of
the community choir and area ministers will
be participating. Rev. Cary McKee of More
2 Life will be the speaker. Bring your own
chair and come as you are.

Parks and Ree announce
Easter Eggs-travaganza
Okeechobee Parks and Recreation will
host an Easter Eggs-travaganza on Saturday,
April 3, from noon until 3 p.m. The event
will be held at the Rec Park on N.W 6th Ave.
between Los Cocos and the Skate Park. This
is a FREE event for everyone sponsored by
Parks and Rec, Visiting Nurses Association
and the Kiwanis Club. Activities include and
Egg hunt at noon, bunny sack race, egg on
a spoon race, water balloon toss and more.
Egg hunt will be for three separate age
groups. Games for both children and adults.
Arts and crafts table. Bring your Easter Bas-
ket!


Eagles Club to host Easter
party
The Okeechobee Fraternal Order of Ea-
gles #4137 will host a children's Easter party
on Saturday, April 3 from 1 until 3 p.m.
The party is for children ages 12 and under.
Those who wish to attend must sign up no
later than Thursday, April 1. Refreshments,
baskets provided. Come and hunt for eggs!

Kiwanis to host Annual
Pancake Breakfast
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will
be holding its 38th Annual Easter Pancake
Breakfast at Cowboy's Restaurant here in
Okeechobee. Breakfast will be served on
April 4, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is
only $5 and includes all you can eat pan-
cakes, whole hog sausage, Hazellief Farms
hand-squeezed orange juice, and coffee.
You should also be on the lookout for the
Easter Bunny, so bring your camera! Call
J.D. Mixon at 863-634-1778 to be a sponsor
or buy tickets.


Area churches plan spring events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Faith Baptist Institute is
holding enrollment for the
second semester. Early en-
rollment discount is good
until March 31. Classes start
Aug. 16. Final enrollment is
Aug. 1. If you are interested
in acquiring more knowl-
edge about the Holy Bible,
contact Pastor Gilbert, New
Testament Baptist Church, P
863-763-6682. 1 Ictl
The Story of Jesus is
once again being put on at WAT
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man's Arena, 507 Civic
Center Drive, Wauchula. The Sh
dates are: Friday April 2; are your
Saturday, April 3; Friday, for this coh
April 9; Saturday, April pgawda@
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urday, April 17; Friday April 23; and
Saturday, April 24. All performances start
at 7:30 p.m. and are about three hours long,
including intermission. The volunteer cast of
225 people comes from nearly 40 different
churches. The 250 foot set uses 150 animals.
Tickets can be ordered by going to www.sto-
ryofjesus.com. Tickets are $18.50 for adults,
$16.50 for children, $14.50 for end sections
and $18.50 for handicapped.
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have a free family movie night, Fri-
day, April 9, at 7 p.m. The movie "The Lost
and Found Family" is a great reminder to
look beyond ourselves to the needs of oth-
ers. Ellen Bryn of TV's "St. Elsewhere" and
Lucas Till of "Hannah Montana: The Move,"
star in this drama of transformed lives.


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Church of Our
Saviour Episcopal
Church, 200 N.W Third
St., is holding a fund
raiser on April 10, from
4 to 8 p.m. to benefit the
ministries of the church.
The event is called Island
Party and will feature the
local steel drum band,
the Chobee Steelers.
This band has recently
participated in a major
competition in Jackson-
ville where they won first
place. The menu consists
of jerked park, peas and
rice or Caribbean rice
and plantains. Tickets
are $10 per person which
includes entertainment.
Takeouts are available
but no delivery. Tickets


are on sale now at the church office.
Fort Drum Community Church, 32415
U.S. 441 N. is sponsoring the 18th Annual
Fort Drum Day Saturday, April 10, starting
at 11 a.m. Bring a favorite dish and/or des-
sert. There will be live music, free barbecue,
cake bake off, a kids pie eating contest, horse
shoe contest and prizes. For more informa-
tion call 863-467-1733.
First United Methodist Church,
200 N.W Second St., will be sponsoring
a Mother Daughter Friend Luncheon on
May 1. Speakers will be Donna Robards
and Karen Schaffer from Women's Refuge
of Vero Beach. Tickets are $5. A love offer-
ing will also be taken for your choice of the
Women's Refuge or the Pregnancy Center.
For more information, call 863-697-0469 or
863-763-8865.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news


from area churches for this column. E-mail
pgawda@newszap.com@ or call Pete Gaw-
da at 863-763-3134, extension 4225. The
deadline to receive information to appear in
Wednesday's column is 5 p.m. the Monday
before.


OHS to host


Career Fair

Okeechobee High School Career Cen-
ter is sponsoring an occupational aware-
ness (Career Fair) program for 11th and
12th graders on Wednesday, April 14.
This event will be held from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. in the Okeechobee High School
Gymnasium.
This will be an opportunity for stu-
dents to meet prospective employers
in Okeechobee County. It will also be a
chance for businesses to meet potential
part-time as well as full-time employees
upon graduation. If interested, you may
want to bring applications for students to
fill out.
The program will consist of informal
conversation with students. (Students will
be browsing from one area to another.) A
table with chairs will be available for you
to use as your booth. If you have hand-
outs, fact sheets, or door prizes to give to
the students, please bring those. A poster/
project board to put on the table advertis-
ing your business would be beneficial.
If you or your business is interested in
participating in the Career Fair, please call
Bill R. Black at 863-462-5025 ext. *3113 or
email at blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us.


Eagles Ladies Auxiliary to
host Easter Breakfast
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Aux-
iliary will host an Easter Breakfast event on
Sunday, April 4, from 9 until 11 a.m. Dona-
tion will be just $5. The breakfast will take
place at 9985 Hwy 441 North.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm
wind becoming north northwest around 5
mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
48. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 57. East wind around 6 mph becom-
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Friday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm
wind becoming east around 6 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 61. East wind between 4 and 7 mph
becoming calm.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Southeast wind around 5 mph.
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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
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Leatha 'Pat' Powell, 54
OKEECHOBEE Leatha "Pat" Powell, age 54,
of ('i.i, i passed away March 26, 2010, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1955, to the late Emory and
Kathryn Smith she came to ('i.. ii...I from
Ft. Pierce in 1984.
Mrs. Powell is sur-






vived by her com-
panion, Jerry
Sterling; her chil-
dren, Allen Powell
i,. ,l of Okee-
chobee, Mike Powell
(Lisa) of Okeecho-







bee, Shawn Powell
(Jodi) of Madison
and Katie Hamner
(Quinton) of Okee-
chobee; sis-
ters, Nancy Pettey of Fort Pierce, El-
len Lewis (Robert of Texas and Betty Arnold
(Chet of Gainesville; brothers, John David
Smith of Vero Beach; Lloyd Smith and Billy Bo-
hannon Smith; special friends she claimed as
her own, Chris Kelley and J.D. Davis; grandchil-
dren, Chris, Pixie, Dustin, Charity, Matthew, Aus-
tin, Dylan, Sarah, Chace, Sierra, Aaron, Preston,
Gauge and (Granny's name-sake baby) Leann
Patricia, Blaton, and Quinton Jr.; sister-in-law,
Judy Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Raymond Preston Powell and her brother, Rob-
ert Smith.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until services at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, March 30, at Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home with Pastor David Burney officiating.
Friends may sign the i i... 1 i.. at www.bas-
- i.. ..,, ,,, III -c ,,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972



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Edgar L. Thomas, 58
OKEECHOBEE Edgar L. Thomas, age 58, of
('i.... il. i passed away March 26, 2010, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Born August 25, 1951, in Sebring to Eddie and
Marjorie Thomas he was raised in ('i.... ii. ,1 ,
He was an own-
er/operator in the
truck driving indus-
try. Mr. Thomas was
a member of the
Church of God of
Prophecy. He loved
frog hunting, fishing
and boating. He en-
joyed the outdoors.
Mr. Thomas is sur-
vived by his wife,
Rita Thomas; daugh-
ter, Lisa Thomas Alderman (Richard); son, Tris-
ten T. Thomas; two grandchildren, Kayla and
Karla Alderman; mother, Marjorie McClure; four
brothers, Roy Thomas (Colleen), Leon Thomas
(Sandy), William Thomas and William McClure
(Cheryl); three sisters, Susie Sellers (Wilburn),
Esta Huls (Jamie) and Debbie Arnold all of
(I .,,, I i,i. several special nieces and neph-
ews and many friends.
Visitation was 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at Church of God of
Prophecy with Pastor Mike Bevis officiating. In-
terment followed at Basinger Cemetery.
Friends may sign the ,i ....i. .i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ( I.II.2- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (i.... ii, Fl
34972.


Eagles Club to host
Steak Night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137 will
host Steak Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. on
Friday, April 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Din-
ners include steak, salad, baked potato or
sweet potato, garlic bread and desert. Do-
nation is $12. Live entertainment included
from 7 until 11 p.m.

Bake sale to benefit BHR
Fireman Auxiliary
The Buckhead Ridge Fireman's Auxiliary
will have a bake sale on Saturday, April 3,
at the fire station on Hwy. 78 in Buckhead
Ridge from 8 a.m. until noon. We will have
cakes, pies and other fresh baked items for
sale just in time for Easter dinner! For more
information, please call Eleanor at 863-357-
1934.

Benefit to help local family
On Saturday, April 3, a benefit will be
held for the family of Justin Sadler who at
the age of 15, recently passed away in his
sleep. The family is in need of assistance for
funeral expenses for their son. The event will
be held at the VFW 10539, 3912 Hwy 441
S.E. at 2 p.m. and will include food, music,
an auction and prize drawings.


Shrine Club presents
Dinner dance
The Okeechobee Shrine Club will pres-
ent The Ages of Music Dinner and Dance on
Saturday, April 10, beginning at 6 p.m. with
dinner including chicken and ribs. The show
begins at 7 p.m. Dancing will include mu-
sic from the Big Band era, swing, rock and
roll, doo-wop, country soul and pop. A spe-
cial visit from "The King Elvis" will also be
included. Tickets for the event are $15 and
proceeds will benefit Shriners activities. For
ticket information, please call 863-763-3378

Real Life Children's Ranch
plan benefit tourney
Real Life Children's Ranch will hold their
annual fund raising golf tournament on
April 17, at the Okeechobee County Golf
and Country Club. The entry fee is $50 per
person or $200 per team and includes cof-
fee, donuts, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch
and door prizes. There will also be an op-
portunity to win a new car in the Hole-In-
One contest. For more information, contact
Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200 (darlene.
mayers@rlcr.org) or Bill Casian at 863-697-
0211 (pepper@strato.net).


Eli Renfranz

6/22/1990 4/1/2008
Another year has come and gone. Your family and friends
will always miss you. You could be so funny, so impetu-
ous and yet so caring and loving...and serious. Your
0 friends are growing up, and the whole family takes joy in
their steps. Remember that we often think of all the peo-
pie that Eli touched in his life here -- there are so many that
we must not know. Our thanks and love go to all of you.
You make our lives such a joy!

Safely Home by Jon Mohr
Children, precious children, I know you're shaken.
A loved one taken.
Oh, but hear me. Come, draw near me.
Their pain is passed now.
They rest at last now, safely home.
They are strong and free.
They are safe with Me.
This life is nearly shadow.
Today there's sorrow, but joy tomorrow.
Safely home, safely home.
One day you'll join them, all together;
This time forever,
Safely home, safely home.







Okeechobee city councilman issues census challenge


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee City Councilman Dowling
Watford has a personal reason to wish for
a high return rate on Okeechobee census
forms.
In addition to all the usual reasons for
completing the census form including its
bearing on federal funding and representa-
tion in Congress, Mr. Watford hopes to win
a wager. He recently issued a challenge to
fellow members of the Treasure Coast Re-


gional League of Cities to see which city
would have the highest rate of returned
census forms. If any of the other 12 cities in
the league wins, Mr. Dowling will take that
city's league representative to dinner either
at Lightsey's or Cowboys. In turn if the City
of Okeechobee has the highest percentage
of returned census forms, the league would
take Mr. Watford to dinner at Hammerhead's
Billiards.
The councilman said his proposition
sparked a lot of response in the league. He


said the representative from Orchid, a small
gated community near Vero Beach with
about 300 people, said she would person-
ally contact each person in Orchid to mail in
their census form.
Mr. Watford said many people do not
realize the importance of completing and
mailing in the census form. He added that
some people have a fear of any form that
comes from the government.
"It's extremely important," Mr. Watford
said of filling out the ten question census


form. "It's simpler than it has ever been."
Citizens are urged to complete the form
and mail it in by April 1.
The Treasure Cost Regional League
of Cities is made of representatives from
Fellsmere, Sebastian, Orchid, Indian River
Shores, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie
Village, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Stuart,
Sewall's Point, Ocean Breeze Park and Jupi-
ter Island.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Community News


Blood drives
Florida Blood Centers upcoming Blood
Drives in Okeechobee will include the following
dates and locations:
April 2, Good Friday, at Publix 9 a.m. to 4
p.m.
April 15, Thursday, KOA, 10 a.m. 4 a.m.
April 18, Sunday, Golden Corral, 11 a.m.-4
p.m.
April 22, Thursday, Okeechobee High School,
8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
April 28, Saturday, Wal Mart 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Red Cross plans
classes for April
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will be holding the follow-


ing Health & Safety classes in April:
Thursday, April 1 Adult CPR/AED at 6
p.m.
Wednesday, April 14 Infant/Child CPR/
AED at 6 p.m.
Monday, April 19 First Aid Basics at 6
p.m.
All classes are held at their Service Center,
located at 323 N. Parrott Ave. To register, or for
more information call 863-763-2488.

Fundraiser to benefit
KOA Kids Care Camp
A -. i.- iii dinner will be held at Good Spir-
its Lounge 245 Hwy 441 SE. on Wednesday,
March 31, from 6-9 p.m. Dinners are $5. Eat in
or take out. All proceeds go to KOA Kids Care
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Local soccer club starts indoor league


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Club Soccer has a new
indoor soccer program at Yearling Middle
School.
So far, about 50 kids have signed up and
participated but officials are sure the pro-
gram will build.
Brian King, one of the coaches and in-
structors, said the goal is to help young play-
ers improve their skills and improve both
the middle school and high school soccer
programs.
"This is a great opportunity for our stu-
dents at the varsity, junior varsity and middle
school levels to get really good in soccer,"
he said.
They will pull out all the bleachers at the
Yearling gym soon so the kids can bang the
ball off the wall, enjoy cooler temperatures
and get used to a softer ball than the one
that is used in regular outdoor soccer. The
game is fast paced and quick and is fun to
watch and play, players and coaches said.
"It's a new thing but its pretty fun," Cris-
thian Toribio, a varsity soccer player said at
one recent practice, "It works on your quick-
ness and your passes. I think it will help a
lot."
The league provides insurance for the
games. While this year will likely only be
local teams, the goal is to one day take the
league on the road They have already talked
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King said kids who play the new Xbox
360 video game Fifa Street, will understand
how much fun indoor soccer is.
"It's a very fast and high paced game. It
is ball control soccer. It really works on the
fundamentals. I think it's a great opportunity
for players to work on the weaknesses in
their games," he added.
King said they had hoped for more kids
to sign up, especially girls. However, he not-
ed having a smaller number allows for more
time for the coaches to have one-on-one
time with the player. He said in the long run
that will help.
"We are trying to take soccer to the next
level in this community, a new high. We've
had our boys team reach regional for two
years in a row. We also know that at the end
of the season the best team didn't win. We
want to be more and more successful each
year in our club soccer and high school pro-
grams."
King said indoor soccer is actually grow-
ing in popularity across the nation, more so
than outdoor soccer. They likely will hold
leagues in the spring and fall. They will also
have two travel teams competing this year in
outdoor club soccer on the Treasure Coast
and in Palm Beach County.
Anyone interested in helping out Club
Soccer with donations or to volunteer can
contact Celia Fox at 863-697-9614. The
league would like to purchase or improve
their existing concession stand.
Toribio said the kids will really enjoy in-


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy


Arturo Dominguez (left) and Marcos Pi-
non compete at a recent indoor soccer
practice at Yearling Middle School.
door soccer when the temperatures get hot
later this year, "Come in and try it. Once you
try it you'll fall in love with it. We are pretty
cool dudes to hang out with. When its 100
degrees out there, it'll be nice and cool in
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March 31, 2010







Satellite hands Brahmans diamond loss Saturday


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Brahman bats continued to struggle
Saturday as they lost to Satellite, 3-2, in Bre-
vard County.
All of the runs scored in the game were
actually unearned as Okeechobee and Satel-
lite each committed three fielding errors.
Each team also used a suicide squeeze to
score a run in the game.
"I don't think either team wanted to win,"
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders said. "It was
a decent game with decent pitching. For
some reason we just can't score runs when
Jonathan Crawford is on the mound."
As many as 10 college and pro scouts have
watched Crawford pitch in a game this year.
He allowed just three hits and struck out six.


Despite an earned run average of 0.81, Craw-
ford has won just two of his six decisions.
At the plate Drew Selvey went 1-3 with a
run scored. Aaron Suarez went 1 for 3. Dal-
ton Murray had a pinch single to deliver a run
to give Okeechobee (9-4), a 2-1 lead in the
fifth.
Satellite (6-8) scored twice in the bot-
tom of the fifth inning. After a lead off walk,
a throwing error put two runners aboard in
scoring position. A base hit scored the tying
run and the winning run scored on a suicide
squeeze.
Tedders said he's been disappointed that
many of his older hitters have not enjoyed
good years. Several have struggled to make
contact, and have not done a good job with
situational hitting, particularly when they fall
behind in the count.


Three girls make all star game
By Charles M. Murphy at by college recruiters and Wednesday's
re Bn s in a game should give them some exposure.
Three Brahman seniors will play in a The girlame begins aat 6 p.m. at the Fort
Treasure Coast All Star basketball Game Pierce campus. Teams from the Treasure
Wednesday at Indian River State College. Coast will be split up into North and South
Coach Tony Sherlock said Keighly Stew- squads.
art, Jewel Buck and Markeisha Youmans had Sherlock agreed this was one of the best
all been named to the all star squad. senior classes in recent Okeechobee his-
"I'm excited and happy for them. It gives tory.
the girls another chance to play," he said. They have had two winning seasons in a
Sherlock recently announced he would row under Sherlock.
not return as Coach. A search for his succes- A boys basketball all star game will be-
sor is underway. gin at 7:30 p.m. immediately after the girls
Youmans and Stewart have been looked all star game.


"The kid's timing is off and many of them
are not producing. I played some of them for
three years and I had hoped by now they'd
be good to go. Some of the younger guys
have done a better job of making contact,"
he said.
Tedders said he planned to give more
opportunities to players like Murray, Austin
Hamilton and Tyler Finney because they do
a better job of putting the ball in play. He has
also encouraged his older players to try and
battle more at the plate and work on their
hitting mechanics.
"Were just lucky enough to have guys
on the bench this year that can actually get
something done," he added.


Okeechobee will play 11 games in 18 days
after Spring Break so there will be a lot of
opportunities for some of the younger play-
ers. He said he and the coaching staff must
come up with the best group that can get the
team through their district tournament to the
regional.
"I've told the kids that right now we won't
get out of our district unless we start to battle
a little more at the plate," he said.
Okeechobee's game Friday at Westwood
was postponed by rain. The Brahmans next
home game is Saturday, April 10 against Is-
land Coast.


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With winter's chill finally in retreat, cabin
fever overtakes many Floridians and visitors
from Key West to Pensacola. Many are ea-
ger to get outside, and boaters are making
plans to take their vessels out for a weekend
adventure.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) urges boaters not
to let cabin fever make them too hasty or risk
ruining their day on the water.
"Enjoy the day by remembering a few
safety precautions, such as remaining alert
while operating a boat and wearing your life
jacket," said Capt. Carol Keyser of the FWC's
Boating and Waterways Section. "Check your
boating safety equipment before you leave
the dock, so you are ready for any problems


which may arise on the water."
According to the FWC, inattentiveness of
the operator usually cause boating accidents,
and statistics show that more than half the
boating-related deaths reported last year
were attributed to drowning and may have
been avoided had the victims been wearing
life jackets.
"The combination of paying better at-
tention, abiding by the navigation rules and
wearing life jackets all the time while on
the water could result in fewer injuries and
deaths each year," Keyser said.
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Youth basketball league enters second year


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Lakeside Kings players are back this
season for a second go around. In the
back row are: Myron Refoure, Raheem
Matchett, TJ Smith and Tyrell Taylor. In
the front row are: Eddie Neal, Felton
Johnson, Tyler Smith and Datron Smith.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Lakeside Kings youth basketball league
had a successful debut last year and now they
want to build on that success.
Practice began recently for three teams who
will compete in tournaments around Florida
this spring and summer.
Bruce Snell will coach a team of boys 12
and under. Sylvester Whittaker will coach a
team of 16 and under. Myron Refoure will
coach a team of boys 14 and under.
"All of the teams are loaded with talent,"
Refoure noted, "The talent is once in a lifetime.
Right now we need to take advantage of it."
The teams always need support and dona
tions from the community. Refoure said if you
are interested in helping the youth basketball


program you can donate to the Chaka Stars
Program. They are a non profit organization
devoted to assisting the youth in Okeechobee.
Refoure said the donations will go to help
the team pay for travel expenses.
Refoure said one of the teams made a run
in the state tournament last year and finished
fifth overall. They also competed in tourna
ments in Palm Beach County, the Treasure
Coast, Desoto County and the State tourna
ment in Orlando.
One of the teams finished (7-3) last year.
That team lost to the Orlando Gators in the
State Semifinals. Orlando went on to capture
the state title in that age group.
He said he expects the teams will all do
well in 2010. "The kids are working hard. I
think we'll be successful. Right now the focus


is team basketball and working together."
Refoure said all of the adults involved in the
program find the experience very rewarding.
He noted as a top high school football player
at Hardee High School a few years ago he re-
ceived advice and mentoring from good men,
and he has wanted to help kids here get the
same assistance.
"It just gives back what I received. I want to
give back to every kid in this community and
try to keep them off the streets," he added.
The goal of the program was to keep kids
in productive environments and off the streets
and away from crime and even gang activity.
Refoure said he thinks the program is work-
ing. "I think it's a good thing. We've gotten the
community involved. It's a good thing and it's
taken off "


Talented softball star battles illness


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Taylor Douglas expected her junior year to
be just another step in her mission to become
one of the best softball players in Florida.
The talented catcher had already made a
name for herself in her first two years of varsity
competition. Her homerun in the champion-
ship game and great all around play through-
out the year helped Okeechobee win a district
championship when she was a freshman. Last
year she continued to improve at the plate and
in the field and had become a team leader.
Then she was hit with one of the most under
diagnosed illnesses in the United States called
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. AFS comes from a
failure of the adrenal glands to efficiently pro-
duce hormones. The medical website jigsaw
health reports that adrenal glands secrete cor-
tisol, a hormone fundamental to have optimal
health. Cortisol is essential to help our bodies
cope with stress and to fight infections.
"This past year has been one of the hardest
years of my life," Douglas said, "I've learned a
lot about myself and I've learned a lot about
my teammates. I've had to be supportive of
them in other ways because I can't play. I try
to be as close to them as I can."
Douglas tries to attend as many games as
possible and is often in the dugout trying to
brighten the mood and encourage her friends.


Earlier in the year she had trouble finding the
energy to travel to away games. She said she
has done what she could to help the team so
she can compensate for not playing this year.
"I want to play this year but it's just not
going to happen. I now look at things from a
new point of view. It has been a learning expe-
rience," she added.
Symptoms of the illness include fatigue,
light headedness, lowered blood pressure, and
even difficulty in concentrating and remem-
bering. Douglas does not attend school and is
taught at home by her Coach Heather Gillis.
She is on the medical home bound program.
She said she has kept up with her school work
despite her illness.
She thanks her family for their support, as
well as her coaches and teammates. "My Fam-
ily has given me great support. They are doing
as well as could be expected. It's a struggle
for everyone. My family has risen to the occa-
sion and been there for me. I couldn't ask for a
more supportive family, be it my softball fam-
ily or my real family."
Douglas plans to return to softball next fall
if things go well. She has come a long way af-
ter a long off season of illness and sickness.
She spent eight days in the hospital. Doctors
have told her she can't run and can't exercise.
She said she is recuperating and making prog-
ress and even has little bursts of energy she
likes to take advantage of.


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K ayla Patterson and Levi
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was born Febuary 21, 2010 at 11:16
a.m. in Jupiter Medical Center.
Dominick weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and
was 20.5 inches long at birth. His
maternal grandparents are Larry
and Lareta Comer, and his pater-
nal grandmother is Lori Edwards.


"I was sick for a really long time with vari-
ous things. My body just couldn't keep up with
my sicknesses. Things are getting better and
hopefully I'll be back sooner than later," she
added.
Douglas admits she doesn't take as many
things for granted as she used to. She said little
things matter to her. "I was harder on myself
in the past. I appreciate things more now be-
cause I realize they can be gone as soon as
they are given to me."


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softball teammates Naomi Stevens
(left) and Courtney Wilson (right) along
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March 31, 2010







Restoration creates access


for recreation to river


Boaters and outdoor enthusiasts have
a new public recreation spot for access to
the restored Kissimmee River as a result
of today's opening of the new Istokpoga
Canal Boat Ramp Area. Developed in part-
nership by the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, the area northwest of
Lake Okeechobee features boat and airboat
ramps, picnic shelters and tables, bath-
rooms, grills, lights and ample parking.
"We are thrilled to see this new public
recreation area come to life," said SFWMD
Governing Board member Joe Collins. "The
new boat ramps provide wonderful access
to the restored portion of the historic Kis-
simmee River and its amazing resurgence of
wildlife."
The new public recreation area is a
component of the state-federal restoration
partnership to return flow to 43 miles of the
historic river, which was cut and dredged in
the 1960s into a 30-foot deep straightaway
known as the C-38 Canal. Since 2001, 24
miles of the river have been returned to their
natural, meandering flow from Lake Kissim-
mee to Lake Okeechobee.
For boaters, it is a short 1.5-mile trip
from the Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area
to the restored section of the Kissimmee
River, where scientists recently reported a
greater than five-fold increase in the number
of wading birds foraging within the river's
floodplain since restoration began. This past
fall, record numbers of the federally endan-
gered wood stork were observed feeding
within the restored area, with some flocks
containing more than 200 birds.
"Along with our work to restore the his-
toric river, it gives us great pleasure to build
features like the Istokpoga Boat Ramp and
Park," said Stu Appelbaum, U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers Jacksonville District, deputy for
restoration program management. "This
will provide opportunities for people to en-
joy nature and the abundant wildlife that's
already returning to the Kissimmee River."
Fishing enthusiasts, horseback riders,


hikers, picnic goers, bird-watchers and pho-
tographers can find something appealing
about the 18-acre area, which also offers
trail access to the Hickory Hammock Wild-
life Management Area.
Located near the border between High-
lands and Okeechobee counties, the new
public area is open 24 hours a day, seven
days a week and features:
Two large picnic shelters and 16 picnic
tables with accompanying grills;
A dual-lane boat ramp with a floating
dock;
One ramp designed for airboats;
58 parking spaces, including 30 spaces
for vehicles with trailers;
Access for those with special needs;
Horseback riding and hiking trailhead
for the Hickory Hammock Wildlife Manage-
ment Area; and,
Low maintenance to reduce operating
costs.
The Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area
opening builds on the District's recent ef-
forts to increase recreation on public land.
In January, the Governing Board approved a
contract to build another new area that im-
proves public access to Lake Kissimmee and
its many recreation opportunities. Scheduled
to be complete in November 2010, the Lake
Kissimmee area will provide boat ramp ac-
cess for powerboats and airboats and in-
cludes a canoe and kayak launch.
To reach the new ramps from Okeecho-
bee, take U.S. Highway 98 N. approximately
25 miles to the Istokpoga Canal Bridge. At
the Istokpoga Canal Boat Ramp Area sign,
turn right into the facility.
For up-to-date information on navigating
the Kissimmee River, contact the Okeecho-
bee Service Center at 863-462-5260 or 800-
250-4200, or the Orlando Service Center at
407-858-6100 and 800-250-4250.
For more information on recreational
opportunities throughout the District's 16-
county region, visit www.sfwmd.gov/recre-
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Okeechobee News March 31, 2010


Ukeechobee News/Diana Whitehall
Kiwanis meeting
Pictured here from the March 25 Kiwanis meeting Club President, Greg
Thogersen, President Elect, Marshall Phillips, the speaker and Red Larson,
Kiwanis member. Mr. Philips, interim pastor and missionary in East Africa
for 13 years, talked about the culture in Kenya including their wild animals,
elephants and lions and the fact that the movie, "Out of Africa" was made
there. Mr. Phillips also entertained the Kiwanis members by singing a song
and playing his guitar. He is also quite a comedian relating to the group his
famous quote, "The greatest gift of all is laughter."


Special to the Okeechobee News/CES
Students of the Week
Central Elementary students selected as this week's students of the week
include: kindergarten students, November Chrisley, Robbie Talley, Mariah
Simmons, Collin Jones, Christian Cruz, Aven Selph; first graders, Giselle
Betancourt, John Gaona, Terrell Fludd, Eric Sandoval, Leon Edward, Nate
Watson, Zachary Lomax; second grade students, Chantavia Baul, Jorge
Romero, Max Abreu, Xandrea Cea, Anashia Rochelle; third graders, Blanca
Gaona, Autumn Allen, Ivy Campbell, Daniela Caballero; fourth grade stu-
dents, Daniel Fulleda, Alejandro Platero, Jemuel Garin, Adam Godwin. Con-
gratulations to all!


Congratulations to:
Garrett Johnson
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Jessica Humphrey
Supreme Grand Champion Heifer
Congratulations Chobee Cattle Kids
4-H Livestock Judging Team (State Champions)
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CASTLE helps fight child abuse
For the second consecutive year, PNC-Harbor Foundation recently con-
tributed $25,000 as the Leadership Donor for the CASTLE's Annual Giving
Society Breakfast. The donation presentation served as the kick off to the
Annual Giving Campaign for CASTLE's child abuse prevention programs
throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. On March 3, in front of 125
guests, including: PNC participants, (L to R) Allen Osteen, Cynthia Pilloni,
Joe Shimko, Josh Folds, CASTLE Executive Director Theresa Garbarino-
May, Robert Poore, Sara Wingfield, Mike Brown, Sr. Standing at the podium
are CASTLE Foundation Board President Joseph DeRoss, Jr., and Govern-
ing Board President, Bob Baldassari. The team from PNC Financial Services
Group stood proudly as they proclaimed their support for the great work of
the CASTLE.


J 1 OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
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Spelling champs
North Elementary held its school-wide Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March
24. The winners are: First place: Agustin Antunez, a second grader; Second
place: Esmeralda Arias, a fourth grader; Third place: Christine Groso, a third
grader; Fourth place: (not pictured) Bianca Torres, a fourth grader. Congrat-
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March 31, 2010




March 31, 2010 Okeechobee News


New restaurant and

billiards parlor opens
David and Anita Nunez
proudly announce the opening ..
of their new restaurant-Ham- .
merhead's Billiards, Bar and -t
Grill.
Hammerheads is an upscale
sports bar featuring a menu of
appetizers, sandwiches, steaks
and the freshest fish in town.
The restaurant seats approx-
imately 200 and consists of in-
door dining with billiard tables,
a dart area and an oval shaped,
full service cocktail bar. Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Hammerhead's includes a On Thursday morning, March 18, a ribbon cutting
large, outdoor, covered deck ceremony was held at Hammerhead's Billiards, Bar
overlooking Taylor Creek. The and Grille. Taking part in the ceremony were, left to
deckis shaded from the outdoor right: owners David and Anita Nunez, their daugh-
sun and has fans and misters to ters, Airi, Ali, Ami and Apple; behind the Nunez';
beat the summer heat. City Clerk Lane Gamiotea, Councilman Noel Chan-
Dining begins at 11 a.m. dler, Councilman Mike O'Connor, Commissioner
seven days per week and closes Margaret Garrard Helton, Sheriff Paul May, Coun-
at midnight Sunday through cilman Clayton Williams, Mayor James Kirk, who
Thursday and 2 a.m. on Friday helped Mr. Nunez cut the ribbon, city administrator
and Saturday. Brian Whitehall, Commission Chairman Clif Betts,
Hammerheads is located at Jr., Councilman Dowling Watford, Councilman Low-
Creek in Okeechobee. The tele ery Markham and Larry Hanry, manger of Hammer-
phone number is 863 763-4745. heads.

Coyote Cafe offers Southern food


Jobless rates drop


a bit in February


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
About 100 fewer local residents were
unemployed in February as the jobless rate
dropped 3/1Oths of a point to 13.7 percent.
The Florida Agency for Workforce In-
novation, Labor Market Statistics Center,
Local Area Unemployment Program,
reported that 2,512 people were out of
work last month in Okeechobee. That put
Okeechobee tied for 12th highest among
the 67 counties in the state.
There were 2,603 residents out of work
in January. In February, 2009 there were
1,906 residents who collected unemploy-
ment checks. The number of people un-
employed has increased by 31 percent in
the past year in Okeechobee.


Glades County saw their jobless rate re-
main the same at 12 percent last month.
There were 538 people out of work in Feb-
ruary. In January there were 542 people
out of work. In February, 2009, 385 people
collected unemployment checks. In the
past year the number of unemployed resi-
dents has increased by close to 40 percent
in Glades County.
The state unemployment rate was 12.2
percent and the national rate was 10.4 per-
cent in February.
The highest unemployment was found
in Flagler County. The lowest rate was 7.5
percent in Liberty County.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"We always make sure they have plenty
to eat," says Jo Burton, owner of Coyote Cafe
and Catering at 202 N.E. Second St. She spent
23 years as a police officer until an accident
in 2005 ended that career. Instead of taking
disability, she went to culinary school.
The Coyote Cafe specializes in what Ms.
Burton call "good old Southern cooking."
They make their own soups and salads. In
fact 90 percent of the items on the menu are
made from scratch. The burgers are never
frozen. Coyote Cafe is the place to go for
quail, frog legs, gator, buttermilk battered
fried chicken, meatloaf and shepherd pie.
Collards are among the vegetables cooked
fresh every day. The cafe has a special ev-
ery day. The breakfasts include blueberry
pancakes and biscuits and gravy. They offer


At Coyote Cafe they are ready to serve
Southern home cooking three times a
day.
delivery service within the city limits.
Coyote Cafe does corporate catering,
weddings, birthday parties. It is open from 7
a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


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CAP Squad
The Okeechobee Composite Squadron
of the Civil Air Patrol officially kicked off a pi-
oneer Model Airplane Program the weekend
of March 20 and 21. The program was de-
veloped by Squadron Commander Captain
Joe Papasso for Group 4. Lt. Gray explains
that Captain Papasso was tasked in Janu-
ary by Major Martin Group 4 Commander to
develop a Model Aircraft Program for Group
4 CAP which could be implemented nation-
ally for all of CAP similar to the successful
CAP Model Rocketry Program. Then original
concept of the program was to introduce
the Cadets to Model Aircraft using a single
flight with an instructor on Radio Controlled
Model Aircraft.
Captain Papasso, being a full-sized pi-
lot and in Model Aviation most of his life,
quickly realized that one single flight on a
RC Aircraft would not be sufficient to really
introduce anyone to Model Aviation. So he
designed the program in three Phases to
teach basic modeling skills and introduce
the Cadet to all facets of Model Aviation
using hands on modeling techniques start-
ing with a simple Stick and Tissue Rubber
Band Powered Model Aircraft and ending
with the Cadet becoming a fully-trained Ra-
dio Controlled Aircraft Pilot. The goal of the


pioneers model aircraft program


program is to complement the existing CAP
Aerospace Education Program while intro-
ducing the Cadet to a form of aviation many
are not familiar with today. Model Aviation
is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide
and is very similar in skills and technology
to the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems)
being used by both military and civilian au-
thorities today.
Captain Papasso attributes the skills
he learned in his youth building and fly-
ing Model Aircraft for the successes he has
achieved in his adult life. Some of these skills
include project management, being able to
visualize a three dimensional object from
one dimensional plans, teamwork, organi-
zation, understanding written directions and
most importantly quality of workmanship in
whatever you do. If you build sloppy models
not only will it not fly properly, but you just
don't quite have the pride or showpiece you
envisioned when you started it.
The Okeechobee Composite Squadron is
scheduled to host the first Group 4 regional
class on April 17, at their headquarters at the
Okeechobee County Airport. Deputy Com-
mander Captain Joe Ragon also explains
that after this past weekend, watching the
Cadets build their first model aircraft he has


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no question of the success of the program.
The quality of the models built this past
weekend was incredible as were the ques-
tions that were being asked by the Cadets
during the classes. When you hear today's
gossip talking about our youth and then to
see them all quietly sitting in a class that
challenges their knowledge and skills level
and then for the first time in their lives create
a flying model from a stack of balsa sticks
and tissue paper, it is quite amazing. What
was even more incredible was when they
flew the models they had just finished and
there was not a bad flight in the flock.
Captain Papasso would also like to ac-
knowledge the support of the Okeechobee


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Model Airplane Club for the use of their field
and instructors for this program. He would
also like to thank them for their past support
of the CAP Okeechobee Cadet Program and
also for being a sounding board and input
while developing the concept ideas for this
program.
If you are interested in the Civil Air Patrol
or any of the many fascinating opportunities
it offers to cadets or adults please contact
Capt. Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916, Lt. Joe
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863-697-9915. Meetings are every Tuesday
at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Airport,
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Ninth Annual Treasure Coast Youth Summit held


Twenty-seven migrant students from
Yearling Middle School attended the Ninth
Annual Treasure Coast Youth Summit, "Em-
powering Youth with Skills of Life," at Indian
River State College in Fort Pierce. Students
from St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and
Okeechobee County filled the Kight Center
for Emerging Technologies building at IRSC
for dynamic concerts featuring Tony Wilson
(James Brown), The Green Family (Jack-
son's Five), and the Richman Group.
The Treasure Coast Youth Summit is an
annual event sponsored by Workforce Solu-
tions' Youth Council that encourages middle
and high school students to make positive
life choices and set education and career
goals. This year the day was filled with activi-
ties, including the Education & Career Work-
shop, Life Skills & Health Issues Youth Fo-
rum, and Careers of the Future Expo. When
asking students which session they enjoyed
the most, all said, "The Education & Career
workshop." This was through a fast-paced,
interactive, Jeopardy-based game where
teens demonstrated their knowledge about
education and career options. Two students
from Okeechobee won door prizes!
The Career Workshop provides an intro-
duction to community resources that can
assist students in achieving goals. The group
had many questions regarding the possibility
of attending IRSC or any college when they
graduate from high school. Participation in
the Summit was the first opportunity many
students have had to visit the main campus
of IRSC.
Ms. Pat Grant, Migrant Advocate at Year-


Students from St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee County filled
the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies building at IRSC for dynamic con-
certs at IRSC for the Ninth Annual Youth Summit. The event is sponsored by
Workforce Solutions and encourages youth towards good education and career
choices.


ling Middle School, chaperones a group of
students each year. Ms. Grant sees the ben-
efits first-hand of student participation and
encourages her migrant students to attend.
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system and was successful in developing a nicotine substitute that did not elevate the heart
rate; however, attempts to publish his work were suppressed by Philip Morris. Dr. DeNoble
was eventually fired and his laboratory was seized. After a decade of being silenced by a
secrecy agreement, he became the first whistle blower to testify before Congress and was
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okee
chobee will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday April 6 2010, 6:0C
p.m., at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechoee, Florida. The public
is invited and encouraged to attend.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by
certified court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly
any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving te matters no-
bced herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimo
ny and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based
Please contact City Administration at 863-763-3372, or website www.city
ofokeechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 per
sons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the City Clerk's Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
by: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
350169 ON 3/31/10

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order issued by the Cir
cuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 24th day of November
2009, in the cause wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. being Plaintiff anc
FRANKLIN BRAUER AND MELODY A BRAUER being Defendants, being CasE
No. 2009-CA-34 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
BLUE 2007 CHEVROLET C1500- CREW PICKUP,
VIN # 2GCEC13C171601182, TAG # J31VDJ
I shall offer the above described property for sale subject to all prior liens
and encumbrances if any, on the 5TH day of May, 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, of FRANKLIN
BRAUER in said property.
Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMJ Towing, 414 S. Parrot
Ave., Okeechobee, Florida, 34974.
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.
350127 ON 3/31;4/7,14,21/10




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AMENDED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order issued by the Cir-
:uit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 4th day of August, 2009,
n the cause wherein HOLMES E. BOYD & DEBRA L. BOYD being Plaintiffs
and LEFTY SUMMERFORD being Defendant, being Case No. 2009-CA-251 in
:he said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee County, Florida shall
offerr 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.
[ 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
;oon as possible thereafter at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OF-
=ICE, 504 N.W. 4th STREET, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the high-
st and best bidder for cash, all right, btle and interest, in said property.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 8th day of March, 2010.
published : March 10,17,24,31, 2010
'ul C. May, Sheriff
Dkeechobee 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


PROJECTT NO. 20918
DKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
STADIUM PRESS BOX
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Operations Office of THE SCHOOL
3OARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, 938 NW 34th Street, Okee-
:hobee, Florida 34972 up to 1:00 p.m. April 29, 2010 for all materials
and labor necessary for below:
:AUTION: BID PACKAGES SENT BY OVERNIGHT CARRIER QUITE
DFTEN DO NOT ARRIVE ON TIMEi
Okeechobee High School Stadium Press Box
2800 Highway 441 N
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083, e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
certifiedd General Contractors ONLY may obtain copies of said plans and
specifications from the office of said Architect or the office of Dale Barrett,
ipon the deposit of $50.00; said deposit will be returned to the contractor
Jpon return to the contractor upon return of said plans and specifications in
lood condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in
connection with this project.
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the
School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guar-
anteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School
Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of
the escalated amount of the contact guaranteeing the performance of
said contract.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlines above
will be grounds for rejecton of the bid.
Il bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School
Board of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed
)n the outside of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope con-
iams a bid for said project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 1:00
3.m., prevailing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations,
)38 NW 34th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Ehe following documents shall accompany the Owner/Contractor Agree-
1rent:
Payment Bond ad required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida
Statutes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each
bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do
business in the State of Florida having a general bond holder's racing of
A+ excellent and a financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satis-
factory to the Owner, within ten (10) days after being awarded the con-
tract, the premiums of said bonds to be paid by the Contractor. Said
bonds to be recorded in accordance with School Board instructions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a),
Florida Statutes.
Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Trench Safety Affidavit, if applicable.
Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act,
Secton 1012.465, Florida Statutes.
Ehe Contractor will be required to have the project substantially completed
within 5 months of the Notice to Proceed and have the punch list items
and site cleanup, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do
;o will result in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for
2ach day the date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled
Jate of substantial completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar
Jay in liquidated damages for each day the date of actual final completion
exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is
accepted.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any
and all bids and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in
Force for 30 days after the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
3y: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
349642 ON 3/24,31/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-399
DIVISION: Civil Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
V.
DUDLEY R. KIRTON AND
OKEECHOBEE FEED, INC.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010,
and entered in Case No. 2009 CA


399 of the Circuit Court in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida where-
in SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC., A
Florida Corporaton is the Plaintiff,
and DUDLEY R. KIRTON AND OKEE-
CHOBEE FEED, INC. are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash in the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, 312
NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 21st
day of April, 2010 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
The South 1/3 of the Southwest 1/4
of Section 16, Township 36 South,
Range 36 East, the above land ly-
ing and being in Okeechobee,
County, Florida.


Property #
R 1-16-36-36-OAOO-00006-BOOO
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT 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 WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
ING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, 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
JUDICIAL 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 22 day of March
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino
& Morehead, P.A.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
349590 ON 3/31;4/7/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE


COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-159
KENNETH CHILDS,
Plaintiff
vs.
DORA J. BUDD; TARPON IV, LLC,
A Florida Corporation; and ED-
WARD BUNTMAN and HELENE
BUNTMAN, Trustees of the Ed-
ward Buntman Revocable Trust
U/A dated 7/30/99, and as to
each of the foregoing persons, if
alive or deceased, their un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, under or against
these Defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DORA J. BUDD and EDWARD
BUNTMAN and HELENE BUNT-
MAN, Trustees of the Edward
Buntman Revocable Trust U/A
dated 7/30/99
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action for quiet title of the following
described property:
Parcel Identification Number:
1-21-33-35-0010-00020-0180
Tract 18, Block 2, SUN & COUN-
TRY RANCHES, as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 98, 99, 100, 101 &
102 of the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on Ken-
neth R. Chllds, c/o 3128 NW 441
South, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court within thirty
(30) days from the date of the first
publication, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 23rd day of March,
2010.

SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Heather Thomas


IN THE CIRCUITCOURT 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 Rnal 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 and
for OKEECHOBEE County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is
the Plaintiff 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 described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:
A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 5, FARM LANDS OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAND
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 TO
THE 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, BLOCK
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 NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 196.18 FEET; THENCE BEAR
NORTH 34 DEGREES 29 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL WITH
THE CENTERLINE OF CANAL #4 ACCORDING TO SAID PLAT OF FARM
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 SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 A DISTANCE OF 195.75
FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE CENTERLINE OF SAID CANAL
14; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 34 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 17 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE EASTERN MOST LINE OF SAID LOT 2, BLOCK 5 FARM
LANDS OF CONSOLIDATED LAND COMPANY LAND BORDERING LAKE
OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 465.90 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION
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 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
Florida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Honda 33622-5018
F08084778
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, (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 CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-39S
DIVISION: Civil Division
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff,
VS.
LOCK 7 DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STEPHEN E. FISHER; SANDRA H. FISHER; DEAN E. LAVALLEE; ANN MARIE LAVALLEE; and
LAFISH, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on April 21, 2010
the following described real and personal property located in Okeechobee County, Florida:
a. Land. (herein, the"Land"):
A parcel of land lying in Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being a portion of Lots A and B, according to the Plat enti
tled Survey of a Part of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 76, Public Record of Okeechobee County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot A, being the point of intersection of the North line of said Section 4 and the West right of way line of State
Road 15, also known as Parrot Avenue, as shown on State of Florida Department of Transportation Right of Way Map Section 926; thence South 00 degrees
07' 39" West along the East line of said Lot A and said st t right of way line a distance of 110.00 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet oi
said Lot A and the Point of Beginning of the following described parcel of land; thence continuing along said East lot line South 00 degrees 07'39" West a dis-
tance of 196.87 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the North, having a radius of 90.80 feet and a central angle of 72 degrees 07' 18"; thence
departing said lot line, Westerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 114.30 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a curve concave to the South, having Z
radius of 137.89 feet and a central angle of 57 degrees 59' 03"; thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve a distance of 139.55 feet to a point of com-
pound curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 3191.17 feet and a central angle of 03 degrees 00' 01", thence Southwesterly along
the arc of said curve a distance of 167.10 feet to a point of compound curvature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 147.59 feet and a central
angle of 22 degrees 09' 19"; thence Southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 57.07 feet to a point of compound curvature of a curve concave to the
East, having a radius of 355.45 feet and a central angle of 16 degrees 05' 28"; thence Southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 99.83 feet to a poini
of reverse curvature of a curve concave to the West, having a radius of 55.91 feet and a central angle of 54 degrees 49' 06"; thence Southerly along the arc oi
said curve a distance of 53.49 feet to the point of tangency; thence South 45 degrees 40' 32" West a distance of 21.51 feet to a point of curvature of a curve
concave to the East having a radius of 48.59 feet and a central angle of 66 degrees 59' 23"; thence Southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 56.81
feet to the point of tangency; thence South 21 degrees 18' 51" East a distance of 27.64 feet to a point on the North right of way line of State Road 78 as de-
scribed in Official Record Book 517, Page 1810, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence South 63 degrees 28' 36' West along said right of wa)
line a distance of 109.15 feet to a point on the West line of said Lot B; thence departing said right of way line North 00 degrees 07' 39" East along the Wesi
line of said Lot B a distance of 813.78 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of said Lot B; thence departing said West line of said Lot B
South 89 degrees 48' 24" East along said South line a distance of 433.32 feet to the Point of Beginning.
2. Appurtenances. The benefit of all easements and other rights of any nature whatsoever, if any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of ingress and egress to the Land and al
adjoining property, and any improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and riparian rights, whether now exist
ing or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, issues, incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap
purtenances").
3. I rovements. All buildings, structures, betterments and other improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated in whole or in part upon the
Land or the Appurtenances, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
4. Tangible Property. All of Mortgagor's right, title and interest, if any, in and to all inventory, goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible persona
property of any nature whatsoever that is now or hereafter (i) attached or affixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (11) situated upon or about the
Land or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (11i) regardless of where
situated, if used, usable or intended to be used in connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing includes: all heat
ing, air conditioning, lighting, incineraing and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, wiring, and switchboards; al
plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu
um cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerators, cabinets
and partitons; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all furniture, furnishings, office equipment and office supplies; anc
all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutions of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
jointly and severally called the "Tangible Property" in this Mortgage.
5. Incomes. All rents, issues, incomes, accounts and profits in any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination
including Mortgagor's interest in and to all leases, licenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any porbon of the Land, Improvements or Tan-
gible Property, whether now existing or hereafter made, including all amendments, modifications, replacements, substitutions, extensions, renewals or consoli
nations; but reserving to Mortgagor in the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
rents, issues, incomes and profits until Mortgagor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever
ally called the "Rents" in this Mortgage.
6. Secondary Financina. All of Mortgagor's right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described in this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
ing intended by this provision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest in any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as security for the performance of an obligation.
7. Ernc is. All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, or any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidate
claims, or that are otherwise payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any such property, including all insurance and condemnation proceeds as
provided in this Mortgage.
8. Contract Rihts and Accounts. All of Mortgagor's right, title and interest in and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or implied, now exist
ing or hereafter entered into or arising, in any matter related to the improvement, use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition of any interest in the
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combination, including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due anc
to become due thereunder; and including maintenance contracts, construction contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment leases; but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagor's obligations under any of the foregoing con-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them in writing.
9. Name. All right, bitle and interest of Mortgagor in and to all trade names now
or hereafter used in connection with the operation of the Land and Improvements.
10. Other Intanaibles. All contract rights, goods, inventory, commissions, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort claims
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, letter of credit rights, letters of credit and general intangibles, as such terms from bime to time are de
fined in the Florida Uniform Commercial Code, in any manner related to the use operation sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or involuntary) o0
the Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, including all permits, licenses, insurance policies, rights of action, choses in action, con-
tract rights, corporate or other business records, inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
rights, registrations, franchises, claims under guaranties, security interests or other security held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
debtors, all rights to indemnificaton and all other intangible property of every kind and nature.
11. Appurtenances. The benefit of all easements and other rights of any nature whatsoever, if any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of ingress and egress to the Land and al
adjoining property, and any improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and riparian rights, whether now exist
ng or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, issues, incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap
purtenances").
12. Improvements. All buildings, structures, betterments and other improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated in whole or in part upon the
Land or the Appurtenances, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
13 Tanible Proer All of Mortgagor's right tite and interest, if any, in and to all inventory goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible persona
property of any nature whatsoever that is now or ereafter (i) attached or affixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (i situated upon or about the
Land or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (11) regardless of where
situated, if used, usable or intended to be used in connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing includes: all heat
Ing, air conditioning, lighting, incineraing and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, wiring, and switchboards; al
plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communicaons apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu
um cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerators, cabinets
and parbtions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all furniture, furnishings, office equipment and office supplies; anc
all additons, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutions of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
jointly and severally called the "Tangible Property" in this Mortgage.
14. Incomes. All rents, issues, incomes, accounts and profits in any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination
including Mortgagor's interest in and to all leases, licenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any porbon of the Land, Improvements or Tan-
gible Property, whether now existing or hereafter made, including all amendments, modifications, replacements, substitutions, extensions, renewals or consoli
nations; but reserving to Mortgagor in the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
rents, issues, incomes and profits until Mortgagor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
ally called the "Rents" in this Mortgage.
15. Secondary Financina. All of Mortgagor's right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described in this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
ing intended by this provision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest in any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as security for the performance of an obligation.
16. Proceeds. All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, or any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidate
claims, or that are otherwise payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any such property, including all insurance and condemnation proceeds as
provided in this Mortgage.
17. Contract Riahts and Accounts. All of Mortgagor's right, title and interest in and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or implied, now exist
ing or hereafter entered into or arising, in any matter related to the improvement, use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition of any interest in the
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combination, including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due and
to become due thereunder; and including maintenance contracts, construction contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment leases; but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagor's obligations under any of the foregoing con-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them in writing.
18. Name. All right, titde and interest of Mortgagor in and to all trade names now or hereafter used in connection with the operation of the Land and Im
provements.
19. Other Intanaibles. All contract rights, goods, inventory, commissions, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort claims
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, letter of credit rights, letters of credit and general intangibles, as such terms from bime to time are de
fined in the Florida Uniform Commercial Code, in any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or involuntary) o0
the Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, including all permits, licenses, insurance policies, rights of action, choses in action, con-
tract rights, corporate or other business records, inventions, designs, patents, patent applcatons, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
rights, registrations, franchises, claims under guaranties, security interests or other security held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
debtors, all rights to indemnicaton and all other intangible property of every kind and nature.
Any reference to the "Mortgage" shall mean that certain Commercial Mortgage and Security Agreement dated November 15, 2006 and Mortgage Modification
and Extension Agreement dated December 19, 2008 made by the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee, and any reference to the "Mortgagor" shall mean Lock 7 Devel-
opment, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and any reference to the 'Mortgagee" shall mean Seacoast National Bank.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 2009-CA-650


FIDELITY BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
v.
ENERGY CAPITAL PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corporation; ZAYA GIVARGIDZE; LAKE OKEE REALTY GROUP, LLC, a Florida limited liability com-
pany; ENTRY BROTHERS, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation f/d/b/a DANNY'S CHEVRON; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, and TENANT
#4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I, as
said Clerk of the Court, will offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, located
at 312 N.W. 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, on the 21st day of April, 2010, at 11:00 am, the following:
1. Real Property attached hereto as Exhibit "A"; and

LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 6, BLOCK 7, RENFROE PARK, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 55, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida
AND ALL THOSE PORTIONS of certain vacated road right-of-ways and the vacated alleyway located in RENFROE PARK, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 55, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:
The East 1/2 of the South 1/2 of S.W. 26th Street (f/k/a Seventeenth Street) lying between U.S. Highway 441 (a/k/a S.R. 15 and Parrott Avenue), and S.W. 2nd
Avenue (f/k/a Kissimmee Street); and the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of S.W. 27th Street (f/k/a Eighteenth Street) lying between U.S. Highway 441 (a/k/a S.R.
15 and Parrott Avenue) and S.W. 2nd Avenue (f/k/a Kissimme Street); and the East 1/2 of the alley located in Block 7 of said RENFROE PARK, lying between
S.W. 26th Street (f/k/a Seventeeth Street) and S.W. 27th Street (f/k/a Eighteenth Street)
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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.
Dated this 22th day of March, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida


349694 ON 3/31 & 4/7/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000024
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHUNG HAO CHEN, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHUNG HAO CHEN
617 SE 26th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34974
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES 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 INTER-
EST, AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN


By: Linda T. Young, Deputy Clerk


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida:
LOT 19, BLOCK 23, BASSWOOD,
UNIT 2 ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT ThEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 ays after
the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa
Florida 33634, and file the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or peti-
tion.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecubve
weeks in the Okeechobee News (In-
dependent Newspapers).

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 18th day of March,
2010.


Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F10000600
349412 ON 03/24,31/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009CA123
OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida corporation not-for-profit,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD A. PAYNE JANEE DOE'"
his wife, if married, real name un-
known, and "UNKNOWN TENANT
#1" and "UNKNOWN TENANT #2" as
occupants, real names unknown,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in Case No. 2009CA36 on
3/18/2010, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-


chobee County, Florida in favor of
Plaintiff, OAK LAKE VILLAS HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a
Florida corporabon not-for-profit, and
against Defendant, RICHARD A.
PAYNE (OWNER). I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, described as:
Unit A, PARCEL 20, OAK LAKE VIL-
LAS, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF PARTY FACILITIES,
AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS
FOR OAK LAKE VILLAS, RECORD-
ED IN O.R. BOOK 189, PAGE 247,
AS AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 189
PAGE 869; A PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.

at a public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in Jury Assem-
bly Rm, 2nd Floor, Judicial Center,
312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 at 11 o'clock
a.m., on the 21st day of April, 2010.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED in Okeechobee County,


Florida, this 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Brennan Grogan, Esquire,
Jay Steven Levine, P.A.,
3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 47 2008 CA
000720 CAXXXX
Century Bank, FSB,
Plaintiff
vs.
Christine Duerr, Unknown Spouse of
Christine Duerr,
Jose Fanjul,
Defendants
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Mortgage
Foreclosure dated March 4, 2010 en-
tered in the above case number, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room, on the Second Floor of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
312 North West 3rdStreet, Okeecho-
bee, Florida, 11:00 a.m. on April 7,
2010, the following described proper-
ty:
Lot 4, Block 3, Cypress Creek,
Phase I, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 6
Page 7, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Original notice to be returned to the
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
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 ls pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
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,
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED, CALL 1-800-955-8770.
DATED on March 16, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
349449 ON 3/24,31/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009CA36
OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida corporation not-for-proft,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BECKY LYNN WILLIAMS, "JOHN
DOE", her husband, if married, real
name unknown, and "UNKNOWN
TENANT #1" and "UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2" as occupants, real names
unknown,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure entered in Case No. 2009CA36
on 3/18/2010, of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida in favor
of Plaintiff, OAK LAKE VILLAS HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a
Florida corporation not-for-profit, and
against Defendant, BECKY LYNN
WILLIAMS (OWNER). I will sell the
property situated in Okeechobee
County, Florida, described as:
Unit D, BEING AN UNDIVIDED 19%
INTEREST IN AND TO PARCEL 6,
OAK LAKE VILLAS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at a public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in Jury Assem-
bly Rm, 2nd Floor, Judicial Center,
312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 at 11 o'clock
a.m., on the 21st day of April, 2010.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE IF ANY. OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED in Okeechobee County,
Florida, this 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Brennan Grogan, Esquire,
Jay Steven Levine, RA.,
3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
349612 ON 3/31;4/7/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE
NO. 47-2009-CA-000772
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, successor in interest to
Wachovia Mortgage Corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
DELANO K. BAKER; etal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010,
and entered in Case No. 47-2009-
CA-000772 of the Circuit Court for
Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the JuryAssembly Room, 2nd
Floor of the Okeechobee County Ju-
dicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m.
on the 21st day of Apnl, 2010, the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment:
Lot 7, Block 3, OKEECHOBEE
HILLS SECTION ONE, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, Page 41, of
the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the im-
provements now or hereafter
erected on the property, and
all easements, rights, appurte-
nances, rents, royalties, min-
eral oil and gas rights and
profits, water rights and stock
and all fixtures now or here-
after attached to the property.
Property Address:
13415 NE 7th Terrace,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
**ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. **
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodabon to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administrabon no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
Telephone (772) 8074370, within
two (2) working days of your receipt
of this NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL
(800) 955-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL
(800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on 3/23/2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit and County Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
350010 ON 3/31;4/7/10
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucbon will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 16,
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.
1992 Dodge Grand Caravan
VIN #1B4GH443XNX220826
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE' Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
350012 ON 03/31/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000262
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
TIMOTHY S. VINSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY S. VINSON;
AMANDA J. VINSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMANDA J. VINSON; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, described as:
Lot 34 Block 3 DIXIE RANCH
ESTATES, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 33, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clock,
A.M., on April 21, 2010.
DATED this 22nd day of March,
2010.
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 is pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt
of this notice: IFYO ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8770.
349611 ON 3/31;4/7/10

LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 16th day of April 2010
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make,
Model & Vin's as follows:
1985 White Bayliner Boat
BVLC71CUD585
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sales are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
in "AS IS"with no guarantees.
350195 ON 3/31/2010


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the alternatives being considered. The workshop will be conducted in an open house forum and
participants are welcome to attend any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. A video presentation will

run continuously during the open house. No formal presentation will be made. Department staff
will be available to discuss the project, receive public input, and answer your questions.

It is anticipated that the existing two-lane S.R. 710 roadway, from S.R. 70 to C.R. 714 (S.W. Martin
Highway), will need to be widened to four lanes. The extension of S.R 710, from U.S. 441 to SR.

70, is anticipated to be a four-lane divided roadway. The proposed extension will improve regional
connectivity of SR. 710 to other Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) roadways (U.S. 441 and SR.
70). In addition, the extension will enhance hurricane evacuation capabilities, help meet the needs
of future population and traffic growth in (FDOthe area, and meets the goals and objectives of
Okeechobee County's Comprehensive Plan.

One of the most important aspects of a PD&E Study is public involvement. Opportunities for the
public to review project alternatives and documentation, and offer input will be provided at this
workshop. This project is being developed in compliance with Title VI of theand t Civil Rights Act of
1964 and related statutes. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national

origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons with disabilities who may require
special accommodations at the anyorkshop under the Americans 7 p.m.ith Disabilities Act of 1990 or
persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact Ms. Nicole Broome, FDOT
Project Manager, at 863-519-2373 or by e-mail at nicole.broome SRdot. statefl.us at least seven (7)
days before the workshop. If you would like more information concerning the S.R. 710 PD&E
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000059
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SANDRA D. POOLE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SANDRA D. POOLE;
GARY LAWRENCE POOLE, JR.; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GARY LAW-
RENCE POOLE, JR.; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendantss.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SANDRA D. POOLE; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file
your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding with
the Clerk of this Court, and to serve
a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's at-
torney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Con-
suegra, 9204 King Palm Drive,
Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within thirty days of
the first publicabon of this Nobce,
the nature of this proceeding being a
suit for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described prop-
erty, to wit:
LOT 3 IN BLOCK 28, BASS-
WOOD UNIT 2, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-


CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a de-
fault will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint
or Petition.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County
this 18th day of March, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida
34986, (772) 807-4370 within
two working days of your receipt
of this notice: IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8770.
349573 ON 3/24,31/10





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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-15
In Re: Estate of
KENNETH HORN BASS,
a/k/a KENNETH H. BASS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
KENNETH HORN BASS, a/k/a KEN-
NETH H. BASS, deceased, date of
death January 18, 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 attorney names are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST 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-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publication of this notice
is March 31, 2010.
Edward H. Bobbitt
Co-Personal Representatve
208 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
Timothy Edward Kelly
7805 S.W. 21st Parkway
Okeechobee, Flonda 34974
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Fonda Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
349789 ON 3/31;4/7/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-14
In Re: Estate of
AGNES S. FOSTER,
a/k/a AGNES FOSTER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
AGNES S. FOSTER, a/k/a AGNES
FOSTER, deceased, date of death
November 28, 2009, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Hori-
da 34972. The personal representa-
tive's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
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 31, 2010.
Jean E. James
Personal Representative
518 Kavanaugh Road
Fairless Hills, PA 19030
CONELY& CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Forida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
349790 ON 3/31;4/7/10
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in the classified


Ducks-more than they're quacked up to be


Tony Young
FWC
Well, I hope all you turkey hunters in
the South Hunting Zone took a nice bird or
two this year, as your season is coming to a
close. For those of us in the rest of the state,
we still have until April 25 to bag us a good
long-beard. But after spring gobbler season,
there's really not much hunting to talk about,
so I'd like to tell you about another bird-one
that needs our help.
As Easter approaches, many parents buy
mallard ducklings for their children. We've
done that for generations, but consequences
have caught up with us.
These ducks can live 10 years. They might
make nienice pets while they are still small
enough to fit in your hand, but when they be-
come full-grown and the novelty wears off,
people often grow tired of caring for them
and decide to turn them loose. Most don't
realize that is against the law, and these mal-
lards pose a serious threat to Florida's native
wildlife.
Besides making it illegal to release mal-
lards, Florida law also requires anyone pos-
sessing, buying or selling mallards to have a
permit from the FWC, and the birds must be
kept in a cage as long as they live.
One reason for this rule is that domesticat-
ed ducks can transmit diseases and compete
with native wildlife for food and habitat. It's
actually illegal to release any animal into the
wild if it poses a disease hazard. But the most
important reason is releasing domesticated
mallards into the wild threatens the existence
of the Florida mottled duck.
The Florida mottled duck, also called the
Florida duck, is a unique subspecies found
only in peninsular Florida. It keeps to a small
home range in inland and coastal wetland
ecosystems.


OHS Lady Brahmans




compete in Classic


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Lady Brahman softball team will
test their mettle against some of the best
softball teams in Florida this week in Kis-
simmee.
The 18th annual tournament is held
through Saturday at the Osceola County
Sports Complex.
Teams in the field are broken up into
three divisions. Okeechobee will play in
the White bracket with Port Orange, Sara-
sota Riverview, Sebastian River, St. Cloud,
Naples Gulf Coast, Tampa Jefferson, Pem-
broke Pines Charter, Orlando Colonial,
Keystone Heights, Tampa Gaither, Tate
Cantonment, Pine Castle Christian and Sat-
ellite Beach.


Okeechobee opens up Thursday night
at 6:15 p.m. against Naples Gulf Coast. The
team is guaranteed to play at least three
games in the tournament.
Brahman Coach Kim Hargraves said
she expects the field of teams to be tough
again this year, "There is an awesome field
of teams. If anyone gets a chance please
attend. It is great to see that caliber of ball.
Every team there earns an invitation so
there are no slackers."
Infielder and pitcher Courtney Wilson
said the team's confidence has grown with
each tournament they play. She said that
she expects the Classic to be a measuring
stick for the team, "There is a lot of talent
there. I'm just excited to go up there and
get the exposure."


To hunters, the mottled duck is a highly
prized game bird found in many ponds,
lakes, rivers, marshes and canals in Central
and South Florida. They are large ducks,
brownish in color, with both sexes being
darker than a mallard but slightly lighter than
a black duck.
This species is one of only a few nonmi-
gratory ducks in North America. The mottled
duck spends its entire life within Florida.
In the spring, wild mallards fly north to
breed and are not present when the mottled
duck mating season begins. On the other
hand, store-bought mallards don't migrate
and instead become established, year-round
residents of Florida. These domesticated
mallards crossbreed with mottled ducks
and produce hybrid offspring. The offspring
are fertile, which compounds the situation.
Each year, there are fewer purebred mottled
ducks left, and the trend is driving the Florida
mottled duck toward extinction. Commu-
nities around the globe have seen similar
problems. In New Zealand, domesticated
mallards, released to provide hunting stock,
have devastated the local grey duck popula-
tions. Now, 95 percent of the grey ducks in
New Zealand are hybrids.
The Hawaiian duck is another example.
This endangered bird has been all but com-
pletely hybridized and may be genetically in-
tact only on the island of Kauai.


Meller's duck in Madagascar is yet another
example.
The fate of the Florida mottled duck could
be similar, as its population is relatively small,
estimated at only 30,000-50,000 breeding
birds. FWC biologists say between 7 and
12 percent of the state's mottled ducks are
showing genetic evidence of hybridization.
Floridians purchase more than 12,000
mallards a year, and many of them make their
way into nearby waters. Given these alarming
figures, plus the fact the population of mot-
tled ducks is small, it wouldn't take long for
the Florida mottled duck to disappear.
The solution starts with not buying your
child a mallard duck for Easter.
To go a step further, don't feed or shel-
ter domesticated mallards; help spread the
word; and consider requesting permits to re-
move any that may live on your property.
For more information on protecting Flor-
ida's mottled duck or to obtain permits for
removing domesticated mallards, contact
one of the FWC's waterfowl offices at 850-
488-5878 or 321-726-2862, or visit MyFWC.
comn/Duck.
Tony Young is the Division of Hunting and
Game Management's Media Relations Coor-
dinator and may be reached with questions
about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Mike
Woodham

Young angler
Ten year old Austin Wyatt Edwards
fished his first tournament with
Mike Woodham as a club member
of the Big "O" Bassmasters Club.
This was the first tournament of the
year where ten to sixteen year olds
could fish the Club as a Co-Angler
member. Mike said, "Even though
Austin slept and ate over half of
the tournament, he still managed
to come in Fourth place on the Co-
Angler side. (First place with the
Juniors in the Club)." This has been
a big change for our club and the
experience of fishing with a child
is very rewarding, while they are
learning from you, they are also
reminding you to not forget the ba-
sics of fishing. The excitement and
determination in a young persons
eyes make it a great experience for
you also and a pleasure."


Fisheating Creek

campground

improvements

under way
Springtime's arrival is ushering in excit-
ing happenings at the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission's Fisheating
Creek Wildlife Management Area in Glades
County. The swallow-tailed kites are back
from South America, and the campground
is getting a facelift.
Campground renovations include con-
struction of a new camp store and visitor
check-in building, repairs to the bathhouses
and a general spruce up. During demolition
and construction of the camp store, traffic
will be rerouted through an interim visitor
check-in. Visitors just need to follow all signs
and instructions when entering and exiting
the campground. Workers expect to conm-
plete the improvement project in June.
A new concessionaire, Fisheating Creek
Outpost, Inc., is operating at the camp-
ground. The Outpost will continue to offer
high quality recreational experiences at the
campground and on the creek. Look for a
variety of new interpretive tours and pro-
grams in the near future.


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Air Conditioning 5 Refrigeration
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Serving the CAC042747
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Serving the entire lake area for 25 years
"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
FREE Estimates
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HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD


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NEAL LONG CONSTRUCTION Co.
www.neallongconstruction.com
Custom Home Builder
HVAC, Plumbing, RoofingV
11781 SE Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863-357-3313
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Okeechobee Feed Inc
Your One Stop Feed Store
Bag, Bulk & Liquid
Tack 763-2123 *Fencing
Pet Supplies Hardware
1579 Hwy 70 E Okeechobee


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863-467-0418
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(a &r Assistant, C.E.O.
230 South Barfield Hwy. Pahokee
Other facilities i PHONE: 551-924-5551
Gainesville PHONE: 561-924-5561
& Bradenton www.floridacare.net




Christian Books,
Bibles and Videos

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

O SERIES


Anderson, Associate
CeC 634-41o06
Patricia L. Goolsby
a Lic. Real Estate
fREAW of" Broker


"Always On Top Of The Job"



State Certified Roofing Contractors Lic.#CCC1327338
Re-Roofing Specialists Shingle Roofing
Metal Roofs Flat Roofs Leaks & Repairs
FRE(863)E 357.3838
FREE ESTIMATES www. LuvianoRoofing.com


Advertising

works!


We Buy Scrap Gold,
Silver and Coins

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


Home Cleaning Services
Minor Home Repairs
Pressure Washing
Painting
(863) 634-7822
(863) 697-6436


LEG AL Se Habla
Paralegal clearttl e Espaiol
Services L i .i
Struggling to make your mortgage payments? Call us, we can help!
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Custody Modifcations 1 ....... ii ...... i1,, i I ...... I "
Evictions Quit (Claim Deeds Corporations Wills Power of Attorney Conlratls
3128 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee, FL 863-824-6776



LAKESHORE MARINE.INC.
1365 Hwy 441 SE If we can't fix it,
(next to bowling alle) it probably can't
be fixed
863-763-4080
SERVING OKEECHOBEE Exceptional Service
SINCE 1993 YOU CAN TRUSTING
SEVE BRANILEY, OWNER


March 31, 2010


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DINING
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1- Happy Hour -o0 PUrj Now Mak
3-6pm & 9-Iopm Homemad
Flour &
$ raft Beer & Corn
Well Drinks Tortillas,
2 for I
S/ GREAT MEXCAN FOOD
v hr Full Liquor Bar .
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEE
ii am to o10 pm

l3415 Hwy 441 S., Okeechobee (863) 357'96
(located in the Publix Shopping Center)
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HAMMERHEADS
Billiards, Bar & Grill
ABOUT OUR
4 A 'B DAILY SPECIALS
.-A -LOCATION:
R Ix,,- 202 NE 7th Avenue
at Taylor Creek Bridge
*RSETAIJR ANT HOIIJRq


ing


Sun Thur, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri- Sat, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

*BAR HOURS:
Mon Thur, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Fri- Sat, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m.
BEER/WINE ONLY

PHONE:
357-4745

SEVEN BILLIARD TABLES
in separate areas than dining
and a dart area too.
A great place to bring family
and friends!


63467-2224




Weekday Breakfast Specials SATURDAY
1. Touchdown Breakfast .46 & SUNDAY
-;E,,_ ",:,:,:,:,,-, ,,,-, .p.ar,,: 1. A ny R eg u la r g
2. French Toast Combo *48, Omelette 7
2 eggs, 2 link., 2 L:.acon wil a Po'tati --
agel with cream cheese $489 ,,r Pancake
71/2 Sausage & Gravy $489 2. County Fried
-vith Coffee Steak
5. Eggs, Toast with Coffee '4" -* ,' 2 eqqs $
6. Hot Oatmeal with coffee '42' Polal:- & Toast
Weekday Lunh Specials
1. Bistro Ham N. Cheese 4. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
2. Patty Melt '-89 5. Turkey n Swiss Melt
|3. Jr. Super Salad ,Sotp & 1 2 Sandwich
Buy your'beVesitjb'for 99 cents


.All You Can Eat
Fish or Shrimp
$099


J $7
S7
$7


" Shrimp Fest
r Land "N Sea
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Ceasar Salbd
Sweet "N Sour Shrimp
Sweet Alfredo


2 Dinners Your Choie,=
For the Price of one!
1. N.Y. Strip Steak 1
99 2. Chicken and Shrimp
S 3. Grilled Tilapia
: 4. Shrimp Ceasar Salad
5. Country Fried Steak
q', 6. Grilled Pork Chops
,99 l : -, iL-, r 1,.:..,; .. .:, 3 l .


Okeechobee's Finest Restaurant & Watering Hole


Appetizers


5ant
Fired up


Hammerhead's Signature Soup


a I-e tIggrolls Chicken Monterey
SChichen Wings Tortilla Soup
lounst Salads Sandwiches Seafood


Steaks and Hammerhead Specialties
Fillet of Flounder Oslqar
Mahi mahi
Atlantic and Gulf Grouper
863-357-4745
Located on Taylor Creek
202 NE 7th Ave. & Hwy 70


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Okeechobee News


March 31, 2010


SURROUNDINGS:
Dine in or outside on the deck
on Taylor Creek

ATMOSPHERE:
Enjoy the new Building and
interior design. Upscale restaurant
and decor.

LUNCH FAVORITES
Mahi Mahi sandwich

DINNER FAVORITES
Steak and Seafood

FULL BAR

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