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Vol. 101 No. 48 Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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Riverside


Bank fails
Riverside taken over
by TD Bank
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
What a difference a day makes!
On Thursday, April 15, everything
looked normal with Riverside Na-
tional Bank. On Friday the bank
was closed and its assets bought
by TD Bank of Wilmington, Del.
Calls to Riverside Bank on Mon-
day morning were greeted with
a recording that said: "Important
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Students visit Crystal Mine
North Elementary School brought its youngest students to the Fort Drum Crystal Mine on
Friday, April 16. Three bus loads of anxious kindergarten and first graders arrived ready to
climb, dig and learn about crystals and fossils. Many of the students visiting had not ever
been to the mine before and raced up the first hill toting a plastic bag and shovel. Three
friends, Brandon Santiago (left), Francisco Gomez (right) and Alex Blackwood, all first
graders at North Elementary combined efforts in digging for crystals during their visit. For
more on the story ... see Page 10.


City plan

would help

derail the

'Pain Train'
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee is hop-
ing that Ordinance #1063 will be
the tool that will help law enforce-
ment derail the 'Pain Train.'
If passed at its final reading on
May 4, the ordinance will create
a moratorium on opening a pain
management clinic inside the city
limits. And, if the ordinance passes,
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May would like to do his part in de-
railing the flow of prescription pain
killers from Florida to other states
in the Southeast.
"If the city approves this, I would
like to get a copy and present it to
the county," he said. "I think we
both need to be on the same page.
I think it's the perfect thing for the
city and county to do."
The 'Pain Train,' explained a
detective with the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force, is the flow
See PILLS Page 10


County commission to honor Judge Hendry Lake Level


By Pete Gawda row, the Okeechobee County tion honoring Judge Hendry and
Okeechobee News Commission is facing a short the auditor's report.
agenda. Probably the two items
For the second meeting in a of most interest will be a resolu- See COUNTY Page 14


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April 21, 2010


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of
fice (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Curtis William King, 44, N.E. Sixth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 9 by Deputy Lieu-
tenant Keith Murrish on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation driving while license
suspended. He is being held without bond.
David Ray Campbell, 26, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on a felony charge of aggravated
assault. He was also arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of ii .F He was released on his own
recognizance.
Jer'Marcus Demetre Bradley, 17, was ar-
rested April 15 by Deputy Steven Pollock on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him with
sale or delivery of a controlled substance and pos-
session of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond
was set at $20,000.
Judith Bonea, 34, N.W 165th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 15 by. 1 1,r, L .i. -
ven McKinley on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with failure to return leased prop-
erty. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Ricardo Silvas, 28, N.W First St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 15 by Deputy Greg Pop-
ovich on an Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with failure to appear battery with great
bodily harm and failure to appear criminal mis-
chief $1,000 or more. He is being held without
bond.
Michael Wayne Jacobs, 28, N.W Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Detective
Susan Morrison on felony charges of forgery (16
counts), uttering a forged instrument (16 counts)
and grand theft (three counts). He was also ar-
rested on a misdemeanor charge of petit theft (13
counts). His bond was set at $87,500.
Jessica Shalene Throop, 28, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 16 by Detective Susan Morrison
on felony charges of forgery (two counts) and ut-
tering a forged instrument (two counts). She was
also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of petit
theft (two counts). Her bond was set at $11,000.
Adam Troy Venters, 37, N.W 32nd Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy Lt.
Keith Murrish on a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation illegal radio transmission. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Karionnie Helena Pruitt, 23, S.W 21st St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 16 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of probation obtain-
ing a controlled substance by fraud. She is being
held without bond.
Lisa Marie Dunson, 28, N.W Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on a misdemeanor charge of driv


ing while license suspended with knowledge. Her
bond was set at $500. She was later arrested on a
felony charge of possession of cocaine. Her bond
on that charge was set at $5,000.
Phillip Morgan Wilson, 37, Lemon Road
N.E., Lake Placid, was arrested April 17 by Troop-
er Todd Burk on a felony charge of possession
of r ...ii i,1 .... over 20 grams and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. His
bond was set at $2,000.
Tara Fulce, 18, N.E. 120th St., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 17 by Deputy Marcus Collier
on an Okeechobee County warrant charging her
with grand theft. Her bond was set at $2,500.
Joseph Nelson Rickey, 23, S.W 28th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Deputy
Javier Gonzalez on a misdemeanor charge of
resisting a law enforcement officer without vio-
lence. His bond was set at $500. He was also
arrested by Deputy Bart Potter on a felony war-
rant charging him with violation of probation -
burglary of a structure. He is being held without
bond on that charge.
Timoteo Campos, 35, N.W Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Deputy
Corporal Timothy A. Higgins on a felony charge
of fleeing and eluding a law enforcement officer
and a misdemeanor charge of no valid driver's li-
cense. His bond was set at $1,500.
Calvin Joseph Daoust, 38, S.E. 43rd Trace,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by Deputy
Matthew Crawford on a fugitive warrant from Vir-
ginia that charged him with burglary. He is being
held without bond.
Casey Matthew-Holden Beasley, 22, S.E.
43rd Trace, Okeechobee, was arrested April 17 by
Deputy Matthew Hurst on a fugitive warrant from
Virginia charging him with failure to appear for
sentencing. He is being held without bond.
Heraldo Medrano, 31, N.W 102nd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 18 by Deputy
John Ashby on a charge of driving under the in-
fluence. His bond was set at $500.
Marion Thomas, 27, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeecho
bee, was arrested April 18 by Deputy Sarah Green
on a charge of aggravated '. i, F His bond was
set at $35,000.
Miguel Gomez, 26, Fourth Ave. N., Lake
Worth, was arrested April 18 by Detective Augus-
tin Saucedo on a charge of possession of cocaine.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Jorge Gabriel Cruz, 24, Pine Haven Way,
Bonita Springs, was arrested April 18 by Deputy
Cari Arnold on a felony charge of resisting a law
enforcement officer with violence and a misde
meanor charge of trespass after warning. His
bond was set at $3,000.
Horace Gordon Jr., 18, N.E. 14th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 19 by Deputy
Yamil Astacio on a felony charge of burglary and
a misdemeanor charge of petit theft. He was re-
leased on his own recognizance.
Heriberto Irizarry, 50, N.W 17th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 19 by E, .1r, L .i : -


ven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine with intent to sell, violation of
probation tampering with physical evidence and
violation of probation possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon. He is being held without bond.
Esteban M. Arellano, 21, N.W 46th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 20 by Officer
Ryan Holroyd on a Hillsborough County warrant


charging him with violation of probation posses-
sion of cocaine. He is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to inform this
newspaper. The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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H DTV
We have bought a new TV for the liv-
ing room. I guess it is hi-definition or some-
thing. Our house is only about 30x50 ft with
an open style except for bedrooms. We have
had a TV in every room for years. Now the
new set has a picture that really blasts your
eyeballs, but the audio is not in sync with the
other TVs. I can no longer just turn on an-
other TV, kitchen or bedroom, and go walk-
ing through the house doing chores and not
miss a thing. The sound comes through on
the older sets before the newer one and the
echoed sound drives you bats.
I received this answer from a member
of our PC user group from Fort Myers: What
you both are noticing is not a problem with
any of your TVs -- it has to do with technol-
ogy differences between digital and analog
television systems. If you have an analog TV
that is fed an analog signal directly from a
cable TV connection or from a cable box,
the picture and sound come to you virtually
instantaneously. If you have an HDTV that
is being fed a digital signal, the data stream
that comprises the picture and sound is
"buffered" when it arrives at your TV This
buffering is done to help prevent intermittent
dropouts or errors in the data from degrading
the quality of the picture and sound that you
experience. The idea is to collect a couple of
seconds worth of data in a memory circuit
known as a data buffer. Once that buffer has
filled, the TV begins to decode and convert
the digital data back to the analog picture
and sound that you see and hear from the
TV The digital TV's picture lags behind the
analog one, but you wouldn't notice it un-
less you were watching both.
If your televisions are both HD and they
are not "in sync" make sure they are on the
same channel. We have direct TV and some-
times the same program is on more than
one channel, but the channels are not quite
in "sync" with each other so there is a delay
of about a second.


National Day of Prayer
ruled unconstitutional
What is wrong with this country that
they rule against the National Day of Prayer?
If you are going to pray you sure don't
need a whole day. Isn't it enough that he has
to answer millions of murmurs daily any-
way? How is that possible?
Is it really any surprise that this hap-
pened? All of what is happening now has
already been predicted hundreds of years
ago. It just goes along with all the other anti-
religious factions we have now.
It has been predicted since 1791, when
the first amendment was enacted.
The devil has been around longer than
that.
If you pray, you don't need a SPECIAL
DAY to do it. Pray on your own time, when
you want and how you want, but don't
make it some special holiday.
It's one district court judge in Wiscon-
sin trying to make a statement/name for her-
self. National Prayer Day will still go on.
I am for national days of prayer, or any
day of prayer by/for anybody. What I would
like to be aware of is some sincerity about
calling on God for the benefit of all good
people, rather than the benefit of the show
of it all. Every year, this or that outfit, either
local or national, with have a prayer break-
fast, dinner or whatever, and get up from the
breakfast and immediately go about putting
the screws to the people some more. In my
opinion it is all pretty phony. Let's see some
Christian action out of these people after-
wards.

Bypass road from 710 to 98
Give some opinions on where you
think this road should go. I think at least
close to the outside of town. If not what is
the purpose in wasting the money for an-
other road?
It is a waste no matter what. It will first
go to 441. No one comes this way on 70 or
710 to go anywhere on 441 north. It will be
another 25 years before it makes it to 98.
First, build a bypass from 70 E to 70 W,
running north of town (probably north of
Basswood), cross 441N and 98N. It would
run from Four Corners to somewhere near
the west county line. That would do more
to alleviate traffic at Park and Parrott than
anything else. THEN build a short connector
from 710 to the E-W bypass. Solves all the
problems.


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If and when the by-pass is constructed
it will benefit the owners of the land it passes
across. Check out that map to see who that
might be. It will remove any chance local
business owners have of enticing travelers
to stop and enjoy a rest stop in Okeecho-
bee. Leave a few coins with a restaurant or
any other business. The majority of travelers
will not go out of their way to get off that
by-pass and find a road to bring them into
the community, but if the road brings them
through it they will stop if they see interest-
ing signage.
I brought up those same points the last
time a bypass was discussed, about 10 years
ago -- won't local businesses be hurt by a
bypass diverting traffic? The answer I got,
from local businessmen, was surprising.
First of all, they pointed out, there were very
few businesses, aside from three or four gas
stations, three or four fast food restaurants
and a couple of motels, that benefited from
transient traffic. Any bypass would not affect
traffic on 441 very much. Secondly, it was
pointed out that eliminating or reducing the
transient traffic would make it much easier
for local folks to come downtown, because
traffic would be not nearly as much of a
problem. Thus, the business folks to whom
I spoke actually anticipated an increase in
business, from the local residents to whom
they cater, as a result of a bypass. The by-
pass under discussion was an east-west
bypass diverting traffic from SR 70 through
town. There is also generally an upwelling
of business at intersections with a bypass to
serve those transients. Consider the bypass
of SR 60 around Bartow, for example. The
downtown area still seems to be doing very
well, and the bypass area has exploded.
People DO come from the East coast to
go up 98. That's the easiest way to Sebring;
even from Vero or all the way up to Palm
Bay. And, they come through town on their
way to the west coast. Or, they come up 710
from South Florida to go to the West Coast or
Sebring. Just count the number of rigs haul-
ing sports cars coming through Okeechobee
to Sebring on race weekends.
Did you notice that this latest thread on
the subject is from 710 to 98? Someone else
figured out how many cars would go north
on 441; not very many. Now, they just have
to figure out that 70 percent or 80 percent of
the through traffic in downtown is east-west
(or west-east) on SR 70.
I think the bypass is a good idea. There
is too much traffic at the main intersection.


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*An east-west bypass from 128th Avenue
East to 128th Avenue West, curving out north
of town, with a connector from the bypass
to 710, solves almost all of the through-traf-
fic problems. The only through-traffic left is
the tiny number of vehicles coming up 78 or
441 around the lake -- and the bypass west
of town, from 78 to 70, would solve most
of that.

Bank fails
Mark this down. There will be more.
Many more. Approving loans to people who
did not have the ability to pay. People who
agreed to an adjustable
Rate mortgage (no finan-
cial clue there). What
really boggles my mind
though, are the people
who actually DID the
loaning. Did they sit, face
to face, review every de-
tail, like did they actually work? Was their
employer legit? I highly doubt it. It was all
about the Benjamins. Greed is a giant killer.
Why did the Feds give the failed bank to
a Canadian bank to oversee. Aren't there any
"safe" banks left in America that could run
it? Now I guess any profit they may make
will go to Toronto.
Obviously we do need more banking
regulations. However, some of these peo-
ple should be held accountable because
they were giving loans to folks they knew
or should have known could not pay them
back.
I blame the government for a lot of the
bank problems. The federal government
pretty much forced the banks to be more
lenient on their loan policies because it was
called discrimination if they refused to give a
loan to someone who did not have a steady
job and proof they could make the monthly
payments. I also blame the greedy Realtors
who showed prospective buyers how they
could be more creative in their loan applica-
tions and qualify for a bigger loan so they
could buy a house they could not afford the
payments on.

Wild horses
I agree with those who said they should
have left the Mustangs on the SFWMD prop-
erty along the river. The wild horses have
as much right to be there as the people do
to go there to fish and hunt. I think having
wild horses there would have been a tourist
draw.


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a slice, a sliver of some form of real decent
healthcare in these United States of Ameri-
ca. The greatest, wealthiest nation on Earth!
Shame on the GOP Republicans to make
this about them, (house divided mentality)
misrepresenting, mischaracterizing the bill;
deceitful on healthcare reform and other
matters of political importance. Hey, that is
an entire okay! Move on.
Also, someone needs to inquire to Flori-
da teachers on SB-6. Healthcare is the most
significant social reform in decades. Passed!
Yes he did! What you say? Yes he did! Signed
into law on Tuesday, March 23, in the East
Room of the Whitehouse. Sincere thank you
in advance, Mr. President! Beautiful, great,
bold, intelligent, wisdom, all by God's grace
and mercy! Yes he did! What you say? Hey!
In your face politics! President Obama's leg-
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America. Smile!
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poet, playwright, author
Thanks for support
VFW Post 9528 and Amvets Post 2001
would like to thank the following compa-
nies and individuals for their support and
sponsorship of our golf tourney.
Golden Corral, Winn-Dixie, Hungry
Howies, Joe's Barber Shop, Dairy Queen,
Domino's Pizza, Mosquito Creek Grocery,
Tires Plus, Brewski's, Brahma Bull, Mom's
Kitchen, Top of the Lake, Clock Restaurant,
Gladys on the Park, Radio Shack, Good Spir-
its, Ladies Amvets 2001, Office Bar and Grill,
Lunker's Grill, Arby's, Jerry Fricke. Special
thanks to Gordy Bruns, Bill and Darlene
Roberts, Dave and Jeannye, Dale and Martha
Darling, Fred Carolson, Joyce Ritchie, Jon
Kinner, Jim Stevens and Richard Crawford.
Thanks to everyone. It was a great success!
Johnnie Patent
commander VFW Post 9528


Earth Day tips offered for boaters


Being good to the environment doesn't
have to cost money. With Earth Day coming
Thursday, April 22, these five clean boating
tips from the BoatUS Foundation will im-
prove stewardship of the waterways without
breaking your bank:
1. When you wash your boat, will so-
called "environmentally friendly" boat
cleaners get the job done? You can learn
which products scored the highest both
in effectiveness and ecology in BoatUS
Foundation cleaning products tests. View a
series of short videos as well as a full report,
"Foundation Findings #47 Green Cleaners
Testing," at www.BoatUS.com/foundation/
findings/47.
2. If you trailer your boat to different wa-
terways each summer, leave the uninvited
aquatic hitchhikers at home by ensuring it is
cleaned thoroughly (including any tackle or
watersports gear) and allow it to dry com-
pletely before splashing in a different lake
or river. This will help ensure any invasive
species are not transported to invade new
habitat.
3. Lighten the load. Remove any unnec-


essary gear or equipment from your boat to
improve fuel economy. For boats kept in the
water, keep the hull and running gear free of
marine growth that can sap fuel efficiency.
An engine tune up in the spring can also pay
for itself over the course of the summer.
4. Stash your trash. Make a rule aboard
your boat that nothing gets thrown over-
board, including partially eaten food and
cigarette butts. Be especially vigilant with
plastic bags that can take flight underway
and later kill marine life when ingested. Dis-
card butts in special containers and recycle
fishing line.
5. Fill her up without spilling a drop.
Learn about safe and clean refueling tips,
such the use of absorbent pads and "donuts,"
or learn how to not overfill your boat's gas
tank, all at www.helpstopthedrops.com.
For a complete list of 21 Steps to Clean
Boating, go to www.BoatUS.com/founda-
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donation to the Foundation that will help
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Special Olympics
make a difference
I can't begin to imagine the range of emo-
tions a mom and dad go through when they
find out that their child has a developmental
disability. For that I am sure there are many
unanswered questions and many dreams
lost. I am sharing "Rick's story" with you as
a provider of care to many special people
who just happen to have a developmental
disability.
Rick, a man with Down's Syndrome
in his early 40s, was not plagued with the
usual aches, pains and gray hairs that we
find ourselves dealing with when we hit that
infamous number. Rick's spirit was alive, liv-
ing each day for the simple wonderment it
offered. He was funny, charming and had
a tenacious love for dancing and the Spe-
cial Olympics. While enrolling Rick into the
programs at the ARC, I had the opportunity
to do a home visit. Rick with his parents,
eagerly showed me around his new apart-
ment. He went from room to room with
great enthusiasm, to show his new friend
his comfortable new apartment. The large
overstuffed recliner and wonderfully deco-
rated bedroom were pale in comparison to
the cases of medals and the wall of trophies
that Rick had acquired from competing in
the Special Olympics. I'm sure that at some
time in everyone's life they have had a mo-
ment or for many, more times than they care
to remember when they just didn't measure
up. Whether it be the time when the last to
be picked for a team sport caused a feeling
of shame, or when attempting to meet the
expectations of a parent or teacher fell short.
You see most with a development disability
will live their life trying with all their heart

Okeechobee
Forecast

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm
wind becoming west between 5 and 10
mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 57. South wind around 5 mph be-
coming west northwest.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 88.
North wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 61. Calm wind becoming south-
east around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
87. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

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just to fit in, seeking praise and the recogni-
tion that we all strive for.
Rick, as an athlete with Special Olympics,
found an area in his life that he was able
to measure up! He not only completed his
competitions, he excelled time after time to
bring back the Gold, Silver and Bronze. Rick
showed me his medals with great pride. A
pride realized with strength and effort many
of us may live a lifetime never knowing.
With a loving family and as a Special Olym-
pian, he had an opportunity to compete, to
succeed to win, to soar, to be what we all
strive for...a success!
Unfortunately, after suffering with pneu-
monia, Rick, at the age of 46, lost his battle.
His life was full with friends, family and co-
workers. You see, both on and off the field,
Rick was a winner!
I recently had the opportunity to attend
a coordination meeting for the 2010 Law
Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.
The run will occur on May 1 starting at the
Sheriff's Office and conclude at Publix Su-
permarket. The Torch Run, coordinated by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Special
Response Unit, will consist of representa-
tives from the Sheriff's Office, along with
other representatives from the Law Enforce-
ment Community. Your support is needed,
whether it be a monetary contribution with
the purchase of a Special Olympic t-shirt or
just a smiling face cheering on our athletes.
You see, we can all make a difference. I hope
to see you there!
Nancy Ziegler, executive director
The ARC of Okeechobee,
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The First Methodist Church Youth
Theatre Production of "Godspell" will be
performed in the church fellowship hall,
200 N.W Second Ave. on Friday, April 23,
and Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$5 and include a dessert bar. Tickets will be
available at the door but seating is limited.
The Story of Jesus is once again be-
ing put on at the Hardee County Cattle-
man's Arena, 507 Civic Center Drive,
Wauchula. The dates are: FridayApril 23;
and Saturday, April 24. All performances
start at 7:30 p.m. and are about three hours


churches pl

long, including intermission. The volunteer
cast of 225 people comes from nearly 40 dif-
ferent churches. The 250 foot set uses 150
animals. For more information online, go to
www.storyofjesus.com.
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.
St. Stephen A.M.E. Church is sponsor-


special spring events


ing a Health Fair on Saturday, May 1, from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Douglas Brown Cen-
ter. Other sponsors besides the church are
Okeechobee County Health Department,
Big Lake Hospice of the Treasure Coast and
Pregnancy Center of Okeechobee. There will
be free health screenings, and information
on high blood pressure, hospice care, breast
cancer, HIV/STD, prostate cancer, teen preg-
nancy, diabetes, heart disease and testicular
cancer. If you would like to participate or
have any questions contact Shelia Bradley at
863-801-4901.
The youth ministry for Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, has resumed
its regular schedule. Group building activities


begin each Monday at 4:30 p.m. with Bible
study then dinner. Activities are for all com-
munity youth grades 5-12. Numerous adult
Bible study groups are offered including
"Firm Foundations," "316, The Numbers of
Hope," and "the Book of John." Please call
the church office, 863-763-5042, for more
information.
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.


Community Events


Shriners honoring
Marsha Montesi
An event, in honor of Marsha Montesi,
will be held on May 1 at the Shrine Club
from 6 p.m. to midnight. Plan on casual at-
tire, adults only. A cash bar will be open. All
meals will be provided by the Shriners for a
donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the
Shriners in memory of Marsha. Please RSVP
by April 21. Call Charlotte Bailey to respond
at 863-697-1536.

Local business women meet
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of
the American Business Women's Associa-
tion (ABWA) invites your attendance at the
April program meeting at the Clock Family
Restaurant on April 22, at noon. Our guest
speaker will be Brian Cartland, executive di-
rector of the Business Development Board.
For additional information or questions, call
President Karin Ammons to Cassell's and
McCall 863-763-3131.


Hospice to host
special yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 SE Fourth
St., will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on Thurs-
day, April 22, and Friday, April 23, from
8 a.m. until noon. New specialty items this
sale include many new furniture items,
clothing of all sizes! We have new items ga-
lore offered at extremely reasonable prices.
All funds raised will benefit patient care, in-
cluding services at The Hamrick Home. For
information call 863-467-2321.

Eagles to hold steak night
Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137, will
have Steak Night on Friday, April 23, begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. Located at 9985 Hwy. 441
N. Steak dinners will include steak, salad,
baked potato or sweet potato, garlic bread
and dessert for $12. Live entertainment by
Michael's Memories from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Christian Music Fest
presented at Freedom Ranch
Oakfest 2010 will be held on Saturday,
April 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Free-
dom Ranch, located at 11655 Hwy. 441S.E.
The featured artist is December Radio and
other groups such as City of David, In The
Walk and The Broken. Oak Fest 2010 is an
all day, family fun Christian event featuring
local, regional and national music artists
as well as exhibits, bounce houses, raffles,
speakers, animal exhibits, pony rides, face
painters, buggy rides, great food and much
more. Children under 12 are free. Advance
tickets available for $10. Or get your ticket
at the gate on the day of the event for $15.
No pets. For tickets and information call 772-
626-7512 or visit the web at www.wscf.com/
OakFest/oakfest2010.html where you can
buy your tickets online.

Moose Lodge hosts dance night
Come out and dance on April 22, at the
Moose Lodge N.W 36th Street. There is no
cover charge. DJ Dance music & karaoke
from 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments available.


Lake pulse releases
topic of radio talk show
On Saturday, April 24, at 7:30 a.m., Mark
Perry, executive director of the Florida
Oceanographic Society, will speak on "The
devastating impact of fresh water pulse re-
leases from Lake Okeechobee on the St.
Lucie River and Caloosahatchee River estu-
aries." This will be broadcast on local talk
radio WWFR 91.7 FM and rebroadcast at 1
p.m. and 6 p.m. on the same day. For more
information, contact Mark Perry at 772-225-
0505 or at www.fos-cc.org on the internet.

Eagles plan Turkey Shoot
and Spring Yard Sale
Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137, at 9985
U.S. 441 N. on Saturday, April 24, will hold
a turkey shoot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a
spring yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring
your items to sell and donate a percentage
back to the Ladies Auxiliary.


Obituaries


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

Clora Rose (Beavers) Snipes
OKEECHOBEE Clora Rose (Beavers) Snipes
passed away quietly at her home on April 19,
2010. She was born March 30, 1964.
She is survived by her husband, James Snipes
of Okeechobee; children, Ashlie Rose Beavers
(Kevin) of Palm City, Autum Roberts and Billy
Roberts of Stuart; stepson, Michael Snipes of
Okeechobee; grandson, Rylee Andrew Shetran;
and soon to be born grandchild. She is also sur-
vived by numerous family members, brothers,
sisters, nieces, nephews, in laws, and outlaws.
She was preceded in death by her father and
mother, Columbus Andrew Beaver and Helen
Grace Beaver.
Services will be 7 p.m., Friday, April 23, at the
Family Worship Center, Indiantown. A recep-
tion will follow at the VFW in Indiantown.


James Russell Price, 85
OKEECHOBEE James Russell Price, age 85,
of ('i ....i, I,, passed away April 14, 2010, in
(I ,. I- I ,
Born Sept. 25, 1924, in North Carolina, he was
a Jehovah's Witness. Mr. Price proudly served
our country in the US Navy during WWII. He
was a farm equipment salesman.
Mr. Price is survived by his wife, Mary Blood-
worth Price; daughter, Jo Price of Macon, Geor-
gia; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren;
brother, John Price of Michigan; and sister, Mar-
gie Teachey of North Carolina.
To honor Mr. Price's wishes, no services will
be held.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (,i., I.. ...l.- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (',i.. i,,,,,, Fl
34972.

View obituaries from
the past month at
http://www. legacy. com


In Loving Memory of
my Dear Husband
JOHN W. BOWEN
4-12-29 to 2-21-10
Today, we would
have celebrated our
61't Anniversary. I know you are in
the arms of Jesus and no more suf-
fering. Love and missed by your 3
children, 11 grandchildren and 24
great grandchildren.
Jack, I miss you so much!
Your Wife, Dolores


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Online Guestbook
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Domestic violence and assault awareness workshop offered
Martha's House will offer a workshop from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on The Dynamics of
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. April 28, at the South Florida Water Manage-
ment Auditorium located upstairs in the Bank of America Building, 205 North Parrot
Ave. Certificates will be given. The deadline for workshop sign up is April 21. For more
information contact: Shirlean Graham at 863-763-2893.


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April 21, 2010 Okeechobee News


Report: coke, pills found on arrested


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A misdemeanor drug arrest led to felony
drug charges being filed against an Okeecho-
bee man when pills and co-
caine were allegedly found
on him at the county jail.
Ethan Lynn Gopher,
18, N. Tucker Ridge Road,
was arrested Saturday,
April 17, on felony charges
of possession of cocaine,
possession of a controlled
substance (xanax) and in- Ethan Lynn
production of contraband Gopher
into a county detention
facility. He was also charged with the mis-
demeanor of possession of marijuana under
20 grams.
Gopher was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a bond of $3,500. Jail
records indicate he has since been released
on bond.
According to an arrest report by Deputy
Brian Cross of the Okeechobee County Sher-


iff's Office (OCSO) he stopped a 2000 green
Chevrolet pickup truck around 11:27 p.m. for
no tag light. When the driver and a passen-
ger, Gopher, got out of the truck the deputy
stated in his report that he saw Gopher drop
something into the bed of the truck.
Deputy Cross went on to state that he
retrieved the plastic baggie and saw that it
contained a green leafy substance. When
field tested, the substance indicated a posi-
tive result for the presence of marijuana. The
suspected pot weighed 9.2 grams, added the
deputy.
Gopher was then taken to the county
jail where, during a search of his person, a
detention deputy reportedly found 10 xanax
pills in Gopher's jacket. Then, as the deputy
was removing Gopher's socks, a small plas-
tic baggie containing a white powder alleg-
edly fell out of Gopher's left sock.
The white powder was field tested and
indicated a positive result for the presence of
cocaine, stated Deputy Cross. The suspected
coke weighed 1.4 grams.
The driver of the truck was not charged.


Teens charged in vehicle thefts


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three area teens have been arrested for
their alleged connection in the theft of two
pickup trucks last year from the southeast
section of the county.
Charged are: Jimmy Paul Wellman, 17,
Indiantown; Ashley Lea Lightsey, 14, N.E.
11th Court, Okeechobee; and Summer Lynn
Elliott, 15, S.W 10th Ave., Okeechobee.
Wellman was charged with two counts
of grand theft auto, while Lightsey and Elliott
were each charged with one count of grand
theft auto.
Elliott was arrested Jan. 14, 2010, and
Lightsey was arrested April 2. Wellman was
arrested Friday, April 16.
Following their arrest, each girl was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce. Wellman, who
was charged as an adult, was booked into
the county jail and is being held there on
$5,000 bond.
An arrest report by Detective Augustin
Saucedo of the Okeechobee County Sher-
BIRTH
BROOKE LEIGH & MORGAN GAIL
SMITH
Beautiful twin girls born on
April 8, 2010, at 8:39 p.m.,
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Smith of Okeechobee.
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iff's Office (OCSO) states that the two trucks
were stolen from area residences between
Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, 2009.
A 1995 Nissan pickup was found on S.E.
96th Circle and then returned to its owner
on Dec. 9. The second truck, a 1993 Ford
Ranger, was found Dec. 7 by the Doral Police
Department in Doral.
The detective's report states that Well-
man parked the Nissan truck behind a home
in the area of County Road 15-A. He appar-
ently told the girls he was going to "borrow"
another truck from a friend and left them
with the Nissan. Wellman returned a short
time later with the Ranger pickup and the
three juveniles drove to Miami, stated Detec-
tive Saucedo.
After arriving in Miami the trio went to a
mall, where Wellman told the girls he was
going to the bathroom. Wellman never re-
turned so the two teenage girls caught a ride
to a housing complex where they were later
caught by the Doral police as they slept in
someone else's vehicle.


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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton

Digging up treasures
North Elementary School students enjoyed a visit to the Crystal Mine last
week. Shannon Smith, just a kindergarten student at North Elementary, was
the lucky recipient of this shiny crystal. Another student found it and gave it
to her while she hunted for her own. First grader, Wake Sizemore from Ms.
Stanley's class at North Elementary was the first in his group to find a crys-
tal.


PILLS
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of prescription pain killers on Interstate 75
from Wildwood north into both Tennessee
and Kentucky. It has become a multi-billion
dollar business for people from these states
to visit pain management clinics in South
Florida, dubbed pill mills, then return home
to sell these pills for a hefty profit.
"They can come out of here (Florida)
with 10,000 pills. Around here they (oxy-
codone pills) are going for around $15 each.
The street price in Kentucky is $40 a pill,"
said the detective, who primarily handles
doctor shopping cases.
Doctor shopping is simply described
as a person going from one doctor, or pill
mill, to another to get pain killers such as
oxycodone, roxycodone, hydrocodone and
vicodin. Of these, oxycodone is the drug of
choice.
State statistics show that nearly all of the
top 50 prescribers of oxycodone in the U.S.
are located in Florida, and that South Florida
pill mills are the top prescribers of illegal
prescription drugs.
Because state and federal law enforce-
ment agencies have started closing pill mills
in Broward and Palm Beach counties, City
Administrator Brian Whitehall feels its im-
perative that the city get something on the
books to keep these clinics out of Okeecho-
bee.
"The City and County should be con-
cerned that if the abuse is going on on the
Treasure Coast, you can just about figure
that they're going to migrate to Okeechobee
County," he added.
The administrator went on to say that the
ordinance is aimed at "squelching the doc-
tor shopping concept."
And Sheriff May agrees with the city ad-
ministrator.


"I have thought all along this would be
a perfect place for them to come. Those
people in Palm Beach being denied now will
certainly drive 60 miles (to Okeechobee),"
he said.
While it would be unfair to label all pain
clinics as illegitimate, verbiage in the pro-
posed measure would help separate the bad
from the good.
"We're certainly not trying to impose
restrictions on legitimate outfits, but want
something in place to point out the illegiti-
mate ones," Mr. Whitehall said.
Three of the pill mills that were recently
closed down were not owned by physicians.
They were owned by ordinary citizens and,
in some cases, convicted felons. Ordinance
#1063 also addresses the ownership issue.
"If I own a pain clinic and I'm not a doc-
tor, then I'm in it for the money," said the
task force detective.
The detective pointed out that there is a
pain clinic currently operating in Okeecho-
bee County that is run by doctors.
"We've never had a problem and they are
keeping it legitimate," the detective said of
the local clinic.
Sheriff May said from what he knows, the
local clinic "has an excellent reputation."
With prescription pill overdose deaths in
Florida up 77 percent from 2003 to 2008-
and at least seven local overdose deaths
last year-law enforcement wholeheartedly
supports the city's proposed ordinance.
"The quicker we put a collar on this, the
better off we'll be," said the task force inves-
tigator.
Even though he dislikes government in-
tervention, Mr. Whitehall said there's a point
when it's needed.
"And, this is it," he emphasized. "I think
law enforcement has its hands full trying to
fight the problem without the proper tools.
This (ordinance) is just another tool for law
enforcement to fight the drug of choice."


Fatality crash under investigation


A motorist was killed early Tuesday, April
20, in a single vehicle accident on U.S. 98 N.
near the Okeechobee County line.
The identification of the driver had not
been released, pending notification of the
next of kin.
According to Detective Ted Van Deman,


of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the vehicle left the roadway and
struck a tree. The driver was the sole occu-
pant of the vehicle.
The cause of the crash, as well as what
time it occurred, was unknown as of news-
paper deadline.


Okeechobee News/K. Elsken

Mustang auction
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office will auction off 17 mustangs on
Thursday, April 22, at noon at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena on
U.S. Highway 441. The horses were captured running loose on public lands
near the Kissimmee River. They had been there for at least 7 months. They
are believed to have been dumped there.



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Brahmans take two games from Satellite Beach


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School broke a four
game losing streak and gained some much
needed momentum this past weekend as
they defeated the Satellite Beach Scorpions in
two home games, 5-4 on Friday, and 8-1 on
Saturday.
Coach Dylan Tedders said his team ap-
pears to be breaking out of a hitting slump at
the right time.
Aaron Suarez had three hits and Adam
Tewksbury had an RBI double on Friday. Su-
arez added three hits on Saturday, while Jus-
tin Morgan and Brice Buckner had two hits
in the game.
"The guys we need to start rolling are
starting to figure it out at the plate and that is
a good sign," Tedders said.
Jonathan Crawford also broke out of a bat-
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Adam Tewksbury (left) attempts to tag Ryan
Kahl during the second inning of Okeecho-
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the home plate umpire on the play.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Senior Cameron Tewksbury scattered
three hits in a complete game performance
and Drew Selvey had two hits as Okeechobee
(14-8) defeated Sebastian River, 2-1, in boys
baseball action Monday night in Okeechobee.
Tewksbury allowed just a second inning
run to the Sharks and the Brahmans used
some aggressive base running to score their
runs.
A stolen base and a poor pickoff throw con-
tributed to a run in the third for the Brahmans
and a rare steal attempt of third led to another
throwing error in the sixth and the Brahmans
second run.
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders said he is
willing to take chances when the offense is
struggling. He sent pinch runner Jack Rade-
baugh in the sixth to try and steal third and
the throw went into left field, "You have to put
pressure on teams and we weren't doing it on
offense. If the play comes off we look like a ge-
nius, if the play goes bad we look stupid. We
rolled the dice and it came out in our favor."
Tedders said he saw some encouraging
signs at the plate as Selvey continued to hit
the ball hard. He and Jonathan Crawford both
hit balls that were homerun distance but foul.
He said his veterans are starting to hit the ball
better.
"It's going to take them all to win the dis-
trict tournament. Hopefully they all stay on
track," he added.


as the Brahmans blew out the Scorpions.
Tedders said he scheduled the Scorpions
because their coach knows what he's doing
and always has his team ready to play. "It
was a match up of two even teams. They are
a scrappy team. We knew we'd be in for a
fight," Tedders added.
The Brahman Coach said he'd like to see
his team score more runs late in games. He
also wants to fix a couple of defensive mis-
cues as the Brahmans threw a bunt away
and had trouble fielding a couple of bunts on
Friday.
Drew Selvey continued to hit the ball hard
for Okeechobee, (13-8). Selvey and Suarez
both had RBI singles and a throwing error
contributed to a three run fifth inning for
Okeechobee Friday. Okeechobee scored two
runs early and survived a three run third by
the Scorpions.
Suarez had done well after he was

leads Brahmans
On the mound Tewksbury kept the Sharks
off balance. He mixed in a fastball, curve and
changeup. He said command was his biggest
asset on Monday night.
"I was able to throw the ball where I
wanted to throw it. Not everything was there
tonight. It is important to get the team in the
dugout when we're not hitting," he said.
The Sharks scored in the second on a dou-
ble, and an infield hit. Other than that they had
few scoring opportunities.
"It sucks when you give up early runs but
you just keep throwing your stuff and it will be
alright," Cameron added.
The Brahmans first run came after a one
out single by Adam Tewksbury, a stolen base
by Estremara, an infield single by Selvey, and a
throwing error by Sebastian River.
Okeechobee scored the winning run in the
sixth without a base hit. Brice Buckner and
Austin Hamilton drew walks before Rade-
baugh's winning dash to third.
Coach Tedders said the team must show
more spark on Monday nights because their
first district tournament game will be played
next Monday against Westwood. "It is hard to
get motivated but we have to figure out a way
to be awake on Monday."
Okeechobee wrapped up their regular sea-
son on Thursday with two games against St.
Lucie West Centennial at home. At 4:30 p.m.
the teams will finish a game interrupted by
rain earlier this year. At the completion of the
suspended game, the teams will play a regular
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switched to the second spot in the Brahman
batting order. He noted the team came out
relaxed and wanted to break their losing
streak.
"We have done a lot of work in the cages
to try and put the ball in play. We haven't
been doing that. We did well with that to-
night. It feels good to group and get a win,"
he added.
Suarez ended up with six hits this week-
end with a simple approach, just hit the ball
hard, and go the other way. "The coaches
want us to produce, especially with runners
in scoring position. We did a good job of that
this weekend."
Brice Buckner picked up the win as he
pitched six solid innings. He scattered four
hits. Brandon Farless, Noah Wilcox and Cam-
eron Tewksbury pitched in relief with Tewks-
bury getting the save. A line drive caught by
Selvey which he turned into a double play,
ended a scoring threat in the sixth.
Tewksbury came on with two runners on
in the seventh and got a big strikeout to end
the game.
Saturday Austin Hamilton threw five solid
innings as he allowed only two hits and one
run and struck out seven. The sophomore
continues to get better with an improving
curve ball.
"He doesn't get rattled. He allowed a
homerun and then came back and struck
the next batter out on three pitches," Tedders
noted.
Okeechobee got an RBI single by Buck-
ner in the third to score Selvey. They added
three runs in the
fourth thanks to an .
RBI single by Justin
Morgan, a ground
ball off the bat of Ty-
ler Finney that was
thrown away for an
error, and another
throwing error by the
Satellite catcher.
Crawford added a
solo homerun in the
late innings for the
Brahmans.
Tyler Barber got
his first varsity action Austin Hamilton
of the season as he threw five strong
threw two scoreless innings in the Brah-
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will play another full game after the suspend-
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School earned the #1
seed in the District 14-4A Tournament this
year and will also have the benefit of playing
their games at home this year. The Brahmans
(19-6) won't have an easy road to another dis-
trict softball championship, however. Jensen
Beach has a strong team and both Suncoast
and Lincoln Park are capable of upsets.
Brahman Coach Kim Hargraves said her
team has a very good chance to move on to
the state regional this year, "I'm always excited
about the district tournament. We should have
big crowds and the girls will be pumped up.
Obviously having the home field should be an
advantage for us." Hargraves said it is intimi-
dating to come to Okeechobee when there are
big crowds on hand. She noted that although
Okeechobee swept through the district this
year, there are no sure things. She said Jensen
Beach should really come after Okeechobee


with a vengeance due to their early season loss
to the Lady Brahmans.
"We're well rested. Were pretty healthy and
we have the home field. I think the 13 day layoff
could be a good thing for us, it allowed us to
get some school work done, mend up and get
some time to breathe," she added. Hargraves
said Okeechobee can help the girls by coming
out and watching the semifinals which start to-
night, Wednesday, and the final on Friday. She
noted a big crowd is expected.
Games began on Tuesday at other schools.
In the first round Fort Pierce Westwood met
Jensen Beach, Boynton Beach tangled with
Suncoast and Lincoln Park battled Fort Pierce
Central.
Okeechobee was scheduled to play the win
ner of the Lincoln Park and Fort Pierce game
tonight at 7 p.m. Jensen Beach was scheduled
to meet the winner of Suncoast and Boynton
Beach at 5 p.m. at Brahman field.
The winners on Wednesdaywill battle again
on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Okeechobee.


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Apply for alligator hunting permits on May 5


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will begin accepting ap-
plications May 5, for a chance to obtain highly
coveted permits to participate in the statewide
alligator harvest. In Phase I, applications will
be accepted for a random drawing from 10
a.m. (EDT) May 5 through 11:59 p.m. (EDT)
May 18. Approximately 6,000 alligator harvest
permits will be available.
During the Phase I random drawing, each
person can submit only one no-cost applica-
tion, which provides the option of prioritizing
up to five hunt area and period choices. All
those seeking a harvest permit must be at least
18 years of age by Aug. 15. A permit allows the
harvest of two alligators on a designated area.
People can submit applications at any coun-
ty tax collector's office, license agent (retail out-
let that sells hunting and fishing licenses), and
at www.fl.wildlifelicense.com. Drawing results
will be posted at MyFWC.com/Hunting; click
on "Limited Entry Hunts," then "Check Permit
Availability and Drawing Results." Successful
applicants must make their trapping license


fee payments at the application locations list
above by June 7.
Any permits remaining after June 7 will
be offered during Phase II on a first-come,
first-served basis from 10 a.m. (EDT) June 9
through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Junel5. Those who
purchased a permit during Phase I may not ap-
ply. Applicants in Phase II are limited to one
permit. Successful applicants must submit
payment for an alligator trapping license and
two alligator harvest tags, or provide proof of
a valid alligator trapping license (must be valid
through Nov. 1) and pay the fee for two harvest
tags. No other hunting licenses are required.
The cost for a resident alligator trapping li-
cense and alligator harvest tags is $271.50, and
nonresidents pay $1,021.50. The cost for each
additional alligator hunting permit is $61.50,
regardless of residency. All fees are nonrefund-
able. Tags and permits are nontransferable.
The alligator hunting season will run 11
consecutive weeks from Aug. 15 through Nov.
1. For more information about these alligator
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sumed all deposit accounts of Riverside Na-
tional Bank of Florida which has failed. All
locations of the former bank will reopen as
branches of TD Bank..." The recording went
on to give a toll free telephone number and
web address for more information.
When a bank "fails," its chartering insti-
tution revokes the bank's charter and the
bank is closed. In the case of Riverside, a
national bank, the Office of the Comptroller
of the Currency (OCC), administrator of na-
tional banks, revoked the bank's charter and
named the Federal Deposit Insurance Cor-
poration (FDIC) as a receiver. All Riverside
deposits, up to $250,000 would have been
covered by FDIC. However, TD Bank then
bought the assets of Riverside from the FDIC
and took over all accounts.
According to the FDIC, no advance notice
is given to the public when a financial insti-
tution is closed. An FDIC press release stated
that all Riverside deposits, excluding certain
brokered deposits, have been transferred to
TD Bank and will be available immediately.
All 58 branches of Riverside Bank as well
as two other Florida banks, AmericanFirst
Bank in Clermont and First Federal Bank of
North Florida in Palatka have been taken
over by TD Bank.


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In recognition of Judge William Hendry's
service as county attorney, city attorney,
school board attorney, county judge, circuit
judge, chief circuit judge and senior circuit
judge, the commission is scheduled to act
on a resolution naming the courtroom in the
renovated Okeechobee County Courthouse
as the "Judge William L. Hendry Court-
room."
Turning to the audit, The NCT Group,
CPAs, has completed the audit of the board's
and the constitutional officers' financial
statements for the fiscal year ending Sept.
30, 2009. Judy Fowler of The NCT Group will
provide an overview of the financial state-
ments and be available to respond to ques-
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A press release from OCC stated that Riv-
erside Bank had experienced "substantial
dissipation of assets and earnings due to un-
safe and unsound practices."
Dean Debuck, of OCC Press Relations,
stated that those practices included high risk
retail loans.
The OCC press release went on to say
that the bank "incurred losses that depleted
its capital and there is not reasonable pros-
pect that the bank will become adequately
capitalized without federal assistance."
According to TD Bank officials, it will be
business as usual for former Riverside cus-
tomers. '"At this time we are asking custom-
ers to continue to bank as they always have,"
stated Rebecca S. Acevedo, public relation
manager for TD Bank.
When asked if people who had accounts
with Riverside will have to open accounts
with TD Bank, Ms. Acevedo replied: "We
anticipate that there will be changes to the
products and services we offer. We are cur-
rently evaluating them." She went on to say
that TD Bank would be communicating with
former Riverside customers as quickly as
possible.
All former Riverside branches will oper-
ate at their normal business hours. Deposi-
tors of Riverside will automatically become
depositors of TD Bank. Deposits will contin-
ue to be insured by FDIC. Automatic depos-
its and withdrawals will be transferred to TD
Bank. The terms of loans will not change.


If you go.

What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission

When: 9 a.m., Thursday, April 22

Where: Okeechobee County
Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.W Ninth Avenue

Grant in the amount of $176,400 for fire
fighting equipment;
approve expenditure of $25,000 in
emergency medical service grant funds for
a set of Champion Rescue Tools for emer-
gency medical services;
receive a request to use the Douglas
Park Auditorium for a summer camp; and
consider selling a parcel of county
owned property in Viking.


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All interest accrued through April 16 will be
paid at the same rate. Automatic teller ma-
chines will still be available. Checks that did
not clear before Riverside was closed will be
honored as long as there are sufficient funds
in the account.
The former Riverside Bank branch on
Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee was open
and doing a brisk business on Monday.
However, local banking officials could not
comment on the situation.
Neither the City of Okeechobee nor
Okeechobee County had any funds depos-
ited in Riverside Bank. Ken Kenworthy, as-
sistant superintendent of schools said the
school system had about $1,000 in Riverside
that is now held by TD Bank. However, TD
Bank may not have that money very long.
Some time ago, in an action totally unrelated
to Friday's bank closing, the school board
voted to advertise for requests for propos-
als to provide banking services. As a coin-
cidence, Friday was the deadline to receive
proposals and four banks submitted propos-
als which the school board will be consid-
ering. Mr. Kenworthy said the school board
attorney is reviewing the school board's
banking contract that TD Bank inherited
from Riverside.
According to figures released by FDIC, as
of Dec. 31, 2009 Riverside had total assets of
$3.42 billion and total deposits of $2.76 bil-
lion. These three banks were the 44th, 45th
and 46th banks to fail in the nation this year
and the seventh, eight and ninth banks to
close in Florida this year.
Former Riverside customers who have
questions can call the FDIC toll free at 1-800-
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Jupiter man was arrested Sunday at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center when
a number of small bag-
gies containing suspected
cocaine were reportedly
found on his person.
Marco A. Martinez, 23,
First St., was arrested April
18 on a charge of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent
to sell. He was booked into
the Okeechobee Coun- Marco A.
ty Jail under a bond of Martinez
$15,000.
Deputy Mike Bobrowski of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office arrested Martinez
while working a special detail at a rodeo be-


ing held at the agri-civic center. The deputy's
report states that he was summoned to a
bathroom where Martinez was being held
by private security officers.
When the deputy went to the bathroom
he found two security officers detaining the
Jupiter man. They reportedly told Deputy Bo-
browski they had found a small plastic bag
containing a white substance on the man.
As the deputy searched Martinez, he al-
legedly found an additional five small bags
with a similar substance.
A field test of the bags indicated a positive
response for the presence of cocaine, stated
the deputy.
Deputy Bobrowski went on to state that
suspected coke weighed 3 grams.
The deputy stated that he also seized $42
in cash from a wallet belonging to Martinez.


Teen facing burglary, pot charges


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local teen was placed in a juvenile de-
tention facility following
his arrest on a felony drug
charge, as well for his
reported alleged involve-
ment in an burglary.
Michael Randall John-
son, 17, U.S. 98 N., was
arrested Wednesday, April
14, on felony charges of
burglary, dealing in stolen i c l
property and possession Michael R.
of marijuana with intent to Johnson
sell. He was also arrested
on misdemeanor charges of resisting a law
enforcement officer without violence and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnson was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie
Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
An arrest affidavit by Detective Rick Dur-
fee of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice (OCSO) stated that Johnson took part in
the break-in of a home during which a 52-
inch flat screen television, computer, jewelry
and remote-controlled cars were stolen.
In the course of his investigation, the de-
tective said he learned that Johnson could
be found at a mobile home on S.R. 70 E.


When he knocked on the door of the trailer,
a man answered and reportedly told the de-
tective that he would get Johnson. The man
then shut the door.
A short time later OCSO Deputy John
Fisher, who was stationed at the back of the
trailer, alerted the detective that the teen had
exited the home by the back door and was
running. Detective Durfee said Johnson was
seen running from the mobile home with a
white plastic bag in his hand, which he then
tried to hide in a culvert.
Detective Durfee said Johnson was
quickly apprehended and the bag was re-
trieved. Inside the bag the detective allegedly
found 491 grams of a green leafy substance,
a large number of plastic sandwich bags,
digital scale and a marijuana grinder.
A detective from the Okeechobee Nar-
cotics Task Force was contacted and when
a field test was done on the substance it in-
dicated a positive result for the presence of
marijuana.
According to the detective's report, the
television had been sold for $200. The report
went on to indicate that none of the items
reportedly stolen from the home have been
recovered.
In a separate report, the task force detec-
tive said the sandwich bags weighed about
8 grams each and are "... commonly known
and sold as quarter bags."


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have Class A Lic., Clean
Driving Record & 10 yrs
exp. Call 863-467-5223


Busy Child Care Center
seeks Experienced
Caregiver. Must have
45 hrs. Please call
863-467-5588
FLEET MECHANIC
Crowther Roofing located
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maint. of fleet vehicles &
equip. mechanic with
various other housekeep-
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training provided, No ex-
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SUNSHINE
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Okeechobee. Fax resume
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Disease Management
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evaluations, equipment
setup & education. Be
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home setting. RN, RRT,
CRT licensed as appli-
cable. Great personality
with strong work ethic
needed. Competitive
salary, benefits & ca-
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Apartment for Rent
2Bd 11/2 Ba In Town,
Very clean W/D $650 mo,
1st, last & sec.
863-697-1129

First Months Rent Free!
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2BR/1BA in Kings Bay
863-634-8331

FURNISHED APT ON
WATER Including all
utilities, some restric-
tions apply, by appt.
only. (863)357-2044
leave name and number
if no answer.

GREAT APARTMENTS
2BR/2BA, in town, W&D,
$800 mo. + $500 sec.
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W&D, water & elec.
(863)763-6540



3/2/2 in Lazy 7, on 1
acre lot. Ceramic tile
floors throughout. Kids
& pets welcome.
863-634-9330 or
863-467-2541

Beautiful 2BR/2BA
house in Kings Bay. Lake-
view, washer & dryer,
a/c, swimming pool.
$800/mo. plus utilities.
Call 561-255-4377.


BASSWOOD 1300 sq
ft CBS, 3br,2ba, tile
throughout, fenced
yard, 10x10 shed,
$1000/mo, 1st, last &
Sec. Avail immediately.
Call Tony
(561)662-9644

Basswood 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage, tile & car-
pet, split plan, dish-
washer, $1100 mo.
561-307-2502

Beautiful Country
Home in Country Hills Es-
tates built 2006 on 5
fenced acres, 3BR/2BA,
furn., $1500 mo.
(954)326-2083





BUCKHEAD RIDGE -
Waterfront, 2BR house,
furnished. $900 mo.
561-352-5977

CBS 3BR, Southwest
section, great location,
remodeled & upgraded,
Corian, marble, Oak
cabinets, tile floors,
24/14 encl. FL rm, huge
fenced backyard, 12/12
wood shed, landscaped.
Move in June 25th.
$900/mo. neg. 1st, last
& sec. Credit & back-
ground check.
863-357-0391. HURRY!

For Rent Lovely 2bd/lba
with lake access,Fl. room,
garage & dock.$850 mo.
sec. deposit rqd. call
863-484-0411

OKEECHOBEE 3br,
2ba, $875/mo + sec.
Call (772)528-7004 or
(863)697-6817

S.E. OKEE:3 BR,1 BA., CBS
Home. Annual lease. W&D,
$850 mo. 1st. & last sec.
dep. (863)697-1129




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BHR, 2br/2ba,
Furn. W&D. $975
move in, $725 mo.
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Small pets ok
863-763-6540
COUNTRY LIVING -
2br, iba, single wide
MH, on 1.5 acres, 12 mi
N of high school.
$650/mo, lawn maint
incld., 1st & Last, Sec.
neg. (863)467-2563 or
(863)447-2172
FOR RENT: 3/2 (avail.
July) and 2/1 Cottages.
Newly remodeled. 12
miles north of Okeecho-
bee on beautiful ranch.
Water, trash & lawn
maintenance included.
NO PETS! M-F.
(863) 467-2982


For Rent: Well main-
tained Treasure Island
2bd/2ba w/lake access,
furn. or unfurn., Ig Fl.
rm., screened in porch,
dock must see to ap-
preciate $800 mo.
lst,last & sec. call
561-202-7213

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iba with large back
porch on large scenic,
wooded, fenced lot, $525
mo. Call 863-634-3451




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561-721-2230

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renovated, on 1/2 acre
fenced in lot, screened
patio, shed, off 710 &
15A. $85k. Owner fi-
nance w/10% down. Call
(863)610-1600

For Sale: Like new 35ft
MH w/Fla Room, fur-
nished, wall A/C, 2 utility
rooms. By appt. only.
863-697-8413

OKEECHOBEE- 1981
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For Sale: 2003 Challeng-
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28000 miles, asking
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2003 DODGE RAM 1500
Black, single cab,
cloth seats, one owner,
V-6, automatic trans-
mission, air condition-
ing, air bags, CD, cruise
control, 109K miles.
Please call after 5pm.
$5,000 /neg
(863)697-0852





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DO P.U. 43,000 miles;
Sunburst Orange; ex-
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owner, air conditioning,
automatic transmission
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UTILITY TRAILER -
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farm hitch, no lights,
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8'x 5.5') Good condition,
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 7th day of May 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:

1984 White Dodge D150 PU
1B7FD14HXES210959

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.
352129 ON 4/21/2010

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 7,
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.
2001 Mercury Sable
VIN# 1MEFM50U81A633497
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


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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 24th day of November
2009, in the cause wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. being Plaintiff and
FRANKLINN BRAUER AND MELODY A BRAUER being Defendants, being Case
1o. 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, 20 0 at 11:0 AM 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-
2st and best bidder for cash, all right, title and interest, of FRANKLIN
3RAUER in said property.
vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMJ Towing, 414 S. Parrott
,ve., Okeechobee, Florida, 34974.
Daul 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.
350127 ON 3/31;4/7,14,21/10


LAKEPORT WATER ASSOCIATION, INC.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
ENGINEERING SERVICES
GENERAL SCOPE: The Lakeport Water Association, Inc. requests qualifica-
:ions from consulting engineering firms to provide continuing professional
services for its water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution systems.
The work will include, but not be limited to:
1. Assistance with contract negotiations with the Seminole Tribe of Florida
fpr bulk purchase of treated water;
?. Development of alternatives for the Associaton to provides its own wa-
ter supply and treatment systems;
3. Performance of surveys necessary to locate various components of the
existing distribution system;
4. Assistance with distribution system testing to identify locations of exces-
sive water loss;
5. Preparation of plans and specifications for capitol improvement to the
water system;
5. Preparation of documents in support of applications to State and/or Fed-
eral agencies for funding of capital improvements;
7.Assistance with preparation of utility rate studies.
SELECTION PROCESS: The consultant will be selected by the Lakeport
Nater Association, Inc. Board of Directors under the guidelines of Chapter
Z87.055F.S., the Consultants' Competitive Negotation Act (CCNA). The se-
ection will be based upon the experience and ability of the firm to timely
accomplish the general scope of work. The Associabon is interested in re-
:eiving submittals from firms with past and current experience with local
projects. The Associabtion will negotiate a contract with highest rated firm,
subject to contract terms which may be required by a third party funding
agency.
RFQs are due no later than 5:00 pm April 30, 2010 at the office of the Lake-
Dort Water Association, Inc., 1057 Red Barn Rd., Moore Haven, FL 33471.
Provide seven (7) copies of the submittal.
CONTACT: Jeff Ussery, Utility Director
1057 Red Barn Road
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone: (863) 946-1300
Fax: (863) 946-1300
E-Mail: lakeportwater@yahoo.com
350775 CB/CGS 4/14,21 ON

Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
Notice of Intent to Apply
For Federal Assistance
.akeport Water Association, Inc. is complying with the requirements of
7CFR 1780.19(a) by publishing this Notice of Intent to Apply for a loan
and grant from the USDA, Rural Utilities Service. This project will consist of
Payment of a connection fee to the Seminole Tribe of Forida to continue
Procuring potable water and infrastructure upgrades.

Written comments may be directed to:
Attn. Jeff Ussery, Utility Director
Lakeport Water Association, Inc.
1507 Red Barn Road
Moore Haven, FL 33471
350776 ON 4/14,21 CB/CGS 4/15,22/10

OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
FOR
AUDIT SERVICES
The Okeechobee Utility Authority is requesting proposals from qualified
frms of Certified Public Accountants to provide annual audit services. The
Request for Proposal (RFP) outlines the services desired concerning the
auditing of the Authority's general-purpose financial statements and pro-
ildes the requirements for submitting a proposal.
,n audit services RFP package will be available April 19, 2010 in either elec-
:romc or traditional paper media. Those interested in receiving the RFP
Package are asked to contact the OUA by telephone at (863) 763-9460 or
)y e-mailing bcoule@ouafl.com
:nral firm responses must be received by 3:00 PM EST, on May 14,
2010, at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974-4221, to be eli-
jible for consideration.
350044 ON 4/18,21,23/10______________


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-44

In Re: Estate of
WILMA LEE VICKERS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(ancillary administration)
The ancillary administration of the
estate of WILMA LEE VICKERS,
deceased, date of death May 16,
2009, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Okeechobee County, Flonda, Pro-


bate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
personal representative's and the
personal representative's attomey
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.
All 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 April 14, 2010.
Ancillary Personal Representative
Robin Dale Vickers
305 Buffalo Creek Road
Kenova, West Virginia 25530
Attorney for Ancillary
Personal Representative:
CONELY & CONELY, PRA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Flonda Bar #096482
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 10-CA-1692MF
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff,
VS.
TRAVIS S. NEAL, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TRAVIS S. NEAL
Whose residence is: 5800 MAGNOLIA
CT., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TRAVIS S. NEAL AS OF 8/14/2009
Whose residence is: 5800 MAGNOLIA
CT., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
If alive, and if dead, all parties claim-
ing interest by, through, under or
against TRAVIS S. NEAL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TRAVIS S. NEAL AS OF
8/14/2009 and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the property described here-
in.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:


LOT TRACT 37, OF CENTRAL ACRES
SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 8, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OSCEO-
LA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS
FOLLOWS: MAKE: CAVALIER YEAR
2005 ID NUMBERS:
BL05GA0136919A & BL05GA01369
19A sits on the property.
a/k/a 5800 MAGNOLIA CT
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Jes-
sica Fagen, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 Stirling Road,
Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 on or before May 3, 2010 and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 22nd day of March
2010.
Malcom Thompson
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Michelle heard
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Nobce of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Fendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con
tact the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 7728074370, 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie. FL
34986. If hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida Relay
This is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000462
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DALLAS R. SANTA A/K/A DAL-
LAS SANTA, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated Apnril 01,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000462 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Flonda wherein SCITIMORT-
GAGE, INC.,, is the Plaintiff and DAL-
LAS R. SANTA A/K/A DALLAS
SANTA; ROBERTO SANTA, JR.; SEA-
COAST NATIONAL BANK; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972 at
11:00AM, on the 5th day of May,
2010, the following descnbed prop-
erty as set forth in said Rnal Judg-
ment:
LOT 14, BLOCK 5, OKEECHOBEE
LITTLE FARMS, A SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 100, PUBLICRE-
CORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1065 NORTH WEST 102ND
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972


Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lis Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Apnl 1,2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09069659
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodaton to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
772)8074370 within two working
ays of your receipt of this nobce: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
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RFP 2010-05
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
DISASTER RECOVERY CDBG GRANT
ADMINISTRATION AND ENGINEERING SERVICES AND
EECBG GRANT ADMINISTRATION
notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, hereby requests
proposals from qualified individuals or firms to provide grant administration,
project delivery and/or engineering services for 2008 CDBG disaster recov-
.ry grant in the amount of $470,595 and EECBG in the amount of
:301,747.01. Okeechobee County also seeks proposals from qualified indi-
viduals or firms to provide grant writing services, administration, project de-
ivery and/or engineering services for 2009 and/or 2010 CDBG Program.
Proposals may be submitted for grant administration and/or engineering
services. Proposals will be evaluated separately for each service.
Inquiries and/or requests for additional information may be obtained by
:ontacting Robbie L. Charter, Deputy County Administrator, at
;863)763-9312 or fax (863)763-0118 or on the county's web page
Nww.co.okeechobee.fl.us. Contracts resulting from the process will be sub-
ect to state and federal requirements and grant award and release of funds
)y the funding agency. The Okeechobee County Board of County Commis-
;ioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive technical er-
'ors, waive any informalities or irregularities, and award the contracts in the
)est interest of the County.
Administration services may include management and reporting for the
irant(s), environmental review, contract development and administration,
Financial administration, labor standards compliance, reporting, and other
necessary tasks. Housing service delivery/project administration should be
Described specifically as a separate task. Engineering services will include
arelimmary investigations and reporting, conceptual design and estimates of
probable costs, provision of necessary sub contractual services such as sur-
veying (if not contracted separately) and soil testing, final design, permit-
]ng, bidding, construction administration, resident inspection, and other
necessary associated tasks. A scope of work outlining tasks to be performed
for each service must be included in the proposals.
Droposers desiring to provide the services described in this RFP shall include
a title page, table of contents, letter of transmittal, profile of proposer, sum-
nary of proposer's qualifications. Proposals for CDBG administration servic-
s must include a fee proposal, which may include a separate fee for direct
housing service delivery/project administration.
Interested parties shall submit an original and three (3) copies thereof in a
sealed envelope bearing the name of the proposer and the words "PROPO-
SAL FOR CDBG/EECBG GRANT WRITING, ADMINISTRATION, PRO-
]ECT DELIVERY AND ENGINEERING SERVICES" no later than 3:00
).m. EDT on May 12, 2010, to the Board of County Commissioners, Okee-
:hobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Room 206, Okeechobee,
L 34972. Proposals received after the bme and date specified will be re-
urned to the submitter unopened. Proposals will be opened and evaluated
)y a committee as soon thereafter as possible.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER; FAIR HOUSING & HANDICAPPED AC-
:ESSIBLE JURISDICTION.
3keechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to
areparabon or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all proposals, reserves the right to award a separate contract for
Mach assessment program, to waive technical errors and informalities, and
D accept the proposal, which in its judgment, best serves the public inter-
st.
3keechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
3haron Robertson, Clerk
3oard of County Commissioners
3keechobee County, Florida
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000340
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
HARBOR FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF
VS.-
FRANK A. GAYLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANK A. GAYLE IF ANY; PAU-
LETTE M. BEEK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PAULETTE M. BOX IF ANY; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTH-
ER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 4/1/2010 entered in Civil Case No. 47-2009-CA-000340 of
the Circuit Court of the 19TH Judicial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 5th
day of May, 2010 the following described property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST ONE-HALF (W
1/2) OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST;
THENCE NORTH 00006'16" WEST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID W 1/2
OF SECTION 23, A DISTANCE OF 2567.70 FEET TO POINT P AS SHOWN ON
MAP OF SIMONE ESTATES, DATED JUNE 21, 2004;
THENCE SOUTH 8817'54" WEST, ALONG THE LINE DEFINED BY POINT P
AND POINT 0 OF SAID MAP, A DISTANCE OF 2383.82 FEET TO SAID POINT
0;
THENCE SOUTH 86045'18" WEST, ALONG THE LINE DEFINED BY SAID
POINT 0 AND POINT J ON THE CENTERLINE OF THE 70.00 FOOT WIDE IN-
GRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON SAID MAP OF SI-
MONE ESTATES, A DISTANCE OF 2716.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 86045'18" WEST, ALONG SAID LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1436.76 FEET TO SAID POINT J ON SAID CENTERLINE;
THENCE SOUTH 0000'05" WEST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE
OF 903.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING A RADIUS DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AND ARC OF SAID
CURVE, THROUGH A DELTA ANGLE OF 91049'22" AND A CHORD OF 430.96
FEET BEARING SOUTH 45054'36" EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 480.78 FEET
TO A POINT OF TANGENCY;
THENCE NORTH 8810'43" EAST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE
OF 1127.79 FEET TO POINT F ON SAID CENTERLINE;
THENCE NORTH 00006'16" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1248.99 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT OF INGRESS, EGRESS AND
PUBLIC UTILITIES UNDER THAT CERTAIN GRANT OF EASEMENT RECORD-
ED AUGUST 5, 2004 IN O.R. BOOK 539 AT PAGE 192, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the is pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTON, Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN, P.A., ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road Suite 400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
09-47379 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to 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, FL 34986 or call 1-772-807-4370
within two working days of your receipt of this Summons/Notice to Appear.
If you are hearing impaired call 1-800-955-8771. If you are voice impaired
call 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 472010CA000111
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plainbff,
VS.
BENNIE C. SIMS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BENNIE C. SIMS; JOHN
DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; AND JANE
DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT, the
names being fictitious to account for
parties in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated April 8, 2010, in Case No.
2010-CA-111 in the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida wherein
Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff
and Bennie C. Sims is the Defendant,
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3ni
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
11:00 am on the 12th day of May,
2010, the following described proper-
ty Okeechobee County, Florida:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTIONS 14 AND 23, TOWN-
SHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. BEING MORE PAR-
TICUARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 14; BEAR N 00000'30" W
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 14 TO THE IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE
SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF SOUTH FLORIDA WA-
TER MANAGEMENT DIS-
TRICT'S LEVEE 63 SOUTH AS
SHOWN ON S.F.W.M.D. DRAW-
ING L-635-3, SHEET 4 OF 7, A
DISTANCE OF 4427.88 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 530'39'07"" E,
ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
S.F.W.M.D. LEVEE 63 SOUTH A
DISTANCE OF 1564.73 FEET);
THENCE BEAR S 66036'16" W,
A DISTANCE OF 2157.75 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 27049'42" W,
A DISTANCE OF 485.89 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 4336'17" W,
A DISTANCE OF 1105.04 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 43035'59" W,
A DISTANCE OF 2394.81 FEET
TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE OF S.R. NO. 15;
THENCE BEAR S 48046'14" E
ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.R.
NO 15, A DISTANCE OF 798.13
FEET FOR THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
S 48046'14" E, ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF S.R. N0.15, A DIS-
TANCE OF 300 FEET; THENCE
BEAR N 43038'49" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 990.13 FEET;
THENCE BEAR N 48046'14" W,
A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET;
THENCE BEAR S 43038'49" W,
A DISTANCE OF 990.13 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING;
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.
Dated this 12th day of April, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000605
SUNTRUST BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEAN TREVOR et al,
Defendant(s5.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated April 01,
2010 and entered in Case No.
47-2009-CA-000605 of the Circuit
Court of the NINETEENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST
BANK, N.A., is the Plainmff and JEAN
TREVOR; GEORGE A. STUBER, JR.;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GEORGE A. STUBER, JR. N/K/A TINA
STUBER; ESTATES AT OKEECHOBEE
PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
5th day of May, 2010, the following
descnbed property as set forth in
said Rnal Judgment:
LOT 17, ESTATES AT OKEECHOBEE
PINES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 54, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 10845 NE 26TH STREET,
FORT PIERCE FL 34981
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of
the date of the Lls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on Apnl 1, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Youn
Deputy Clerk
Flonda Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
F09080188
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986,
(772)807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
350738 ON 04/14,21/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2008-CA-000211
HSBC BANK USA, NA, AS TRUSTEE
FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE
CORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-AR2
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ALION KHAN, ET AL
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated 4/1/2010 entered
in Civil Case No. 47-2008-CA-000211
of the Circuit Court of the 19th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Okeechobee, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judi
cial Center, 312 NW 3rd Sbtreet,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 5th day of May, 2010 the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to
LOT 20, BLOCK 5, OF KING'S
BAY, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE(S) 91
THROUGH 94, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any erson claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth
er than the proerty owner as of the
date of the Is pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 1st day of April, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
THE LAW OFFICES OF


DAVID J. STERN, RA.,
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400, Plantabon, FL 33324-3920
(954)233-8000
08-43845(ASCF)
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990 In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilites Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Florin-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000095
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
YURGYS RODRIQUEZ, et al,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YURGYS RODRIQUEZ
Last Known Address:
17601 Northwest 288th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted At:
7095 West 2nd Ln.,
Hialeah, FL 33014 and 2144 South-
west 6th Street, Apt #12, Miami, FL
33135
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 32, SEC-
TION 15, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGES 3A-D, INCLU-
SIVE OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS.
Has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntten defenses, if any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, PA., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120,
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 within
thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation of this Notice in the OKEE-
CHOBEE NEWS and file the onginal
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
In accordance with the Amencans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact not not later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding Court Administration at 250
NW Country Club Dr, Fort St. Lucie,
FL 34989. Phone 772.8074370,
1.800.955.8771 (heanng impaired)
or 1.800.955.8770 (voice impaired)
WITNESS my hand and the sealof
this Court this 7th day of Apnl, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2010-CA-123
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
JOSEPH L. MORRIS, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WIL-
LIAM G. FAGAN, AS OF 07/01/2005
Whose residence is: 624 ST LUCIE
CRESCENT, 405, STUART, FL, 34994
If alive, and if dead, all parties claim-
ing interest by, through, under or
Nagnst UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WIL-
aM G. FAGAN, AS OF 07/01/2005
and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
LOT 1, BLOCK 32, BASSWOOD ES-
TATES UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.
a/k/a 3967 NW 30TH AVE.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972


has been riled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Jes-
sica Fagen, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 Strling Road,
Suite 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33312 within 30 days after the
first publication of this notice and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 18th day of March
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lis Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
above.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodaton to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should, no
later than seven (7) days prior, con-
tact the Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 7728074370, 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL
34986. If hearing impaired, contact
(TDD) 8009558771 via Florida Relay
System.
This is an attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 472010CA000097
FIRST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
OF INDIANTOWN,
Plaintiff,
VS.
INDIANTOWN ENTERPRISES, INC.;
HOWARD F. FENNELL; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HOWARD F
FENNELL; JOHN DOE (1), UNKNOWN
TENANT; JANE DOE (1), UNKNOWN
TENANT JOHN DOE (2), UNKNOWN
TENANT; JANE DOE (2), UNKNOWN
TENANT; JOHN DOE (3), UNKNOWN
TENANT; AND JANE DOE (3), UN-
KNOWN TENANT;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated April 8, 2010, in Case No.
2010-CA-097 in the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida wherein
First Bank and Trust Company of In-
diantown is Plaintiff and Indiantown
Enterprises, Inc., Howard F. Fennell,
The Unknown Spouse of Howard F
Fennell, John Doe (1), Jane Doe (1),
John Doe (2), are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
11:00 am on the 12th day of May,
2010, the following described proper-
ty
Okeechobee County, Florida:
Parcel 1:
Lot 2, Block 3N, KING'S BAY, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 5, page 97,
public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Parcel Identification No.
1-31-37-36-0020-0003B-0020
Parcel 2:
Lot 6, Block 6B, REPLAT OF KING'S
BAY, according tohe plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 5, page 95
through 99, inclusive, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel Identification No.
1-31-37-36-0020-0006B-0060
Parcel 3:
Lot 6, LAKE MONTAZA ESTATES,
SECTION TWO, according to the map
or plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 5, page 39, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel Identification No.
1-27-33-35-0020-00000-0060
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000421
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
v.
LUIS R. ALVAREZ; ARQUIDIA ALVA-
REZ; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT 2; and all unknown
parties claiming by, through, under
or against the above named Defen-
dant(s), who (is/are) not known to
be dead or alive, whether said un-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; CONNERS GABLES HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to the Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated April 1, 2010, in this
cause, I will sell the property situated
in OKEECHOBEE County, Florida,
described as:
LOT 12, LESS THE NORTH 60.00
FEET THEREOF AND THE
NORTH 63.00 FEET OF LOT 11,
BLOCK 14, A REVISED AND
ADDITION TO PLAT OF CON-
NERS GABLES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 932 SE 38TH AVE,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room on the Second Floor of
the Okeechobee Judicial Center, lo-
cated at 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida, at 11 o'clock a.m.,
on May 5, 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 lispendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida, this
8th day of April, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Zahm, PA.
18820 U.S. Hwy 19 N., #212
Clearwater, FL 33764
727) 536-4911 phone
727) 539-1094 fax
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING SHOULD CONTACT
COURT ADMINISTRATION NOT
LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS
PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS
AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB
DRIVE, PORT ST.LUCIE, FL
34972 OR CALL 1-772-807-4370
WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS
OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NO-
TICE. IF YOU ARE HEARING IM-
PAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771
(TDD); IF YOU ARE VOICE IM-
PAIRED 1-800-955-8770 (V);
VIA RELAY SERVICE.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 379
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through Rural Develop-
ment, formerly Farmers Home Ad-
ministration (FmHA), United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
VS.
RODGER W. HOKREIN and MARI-
LYN HOKREIN, beneficiaries of
LYN ANN HOKREIN, Deceased;
and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE, rep-
resenting all unknown minors, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lien-
ors, creditors, trustees, or other clai-
mants by, through, under, or against
LYN ANN HOKREIN, deceased,
and all parties having a claim, right,
btle or interest in the property here-
in,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled cause
in the Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Florida, I will sell the proper-
ty located in Okeechobee County,
Florida, being specifically described
as follows:
Lot 11, Block 28, UNIT NUMBER 2,
BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof record-
ed in Plat Book 3, Page 28, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida
at public sale to the highest and best
bidder, for cash in the Jury Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor of the Okeechobee
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 5th day of May, 2010.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodaton in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Court Adminis-
btrator, at (772)8074370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing impaired),
or 1800-955-8770 (voice impaired),
within 2 working days of your receipt
of this document; i you are hearing
or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated April 1, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
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FWC reports encouraging news for Florida panthers


With spring in full bloom, some
positive signs have emerged about
Florida's endangered panther. Biolo-
gists with the Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission (FWC)
and Big Cypress National Preserve
(BCNP) have been busy document-
ing active Florida panther dens filled
with kittens.
A total of four dens, with three kit-
tens apiece, have been documented
so far in 2010. These particular dens
were found in palmetto thickets in
Picayune Strand State Forest and
BCNP in Collier County. The births
are significant because they offset
panther deaths and hopefully mean
the population will continue to grow.
The panthers' numbers declined to
approximately 30 cats by the early
1980s, but research and monitoring
by FWC biologists have helped in re-
storing the genetic health and vigor of
the panther population.


Florida panthers breed through-
out the year, but peak activity occurs
in the spring. Biologists attempt to
visit the dens when the kittens are
approximately two weeks old. At that
time, litter size and composition are
noted, samples (skin, hair, blood, fe-
cal) are taken for genetic testing and
health screening, transponders are
inserted for identification purposes.
This information helps biologists
learn about the genetic structure of
the population. Also oral deworming
medication is administered to help
give the kittens a healthy start.
The kittens stay in the den for
about two months, after which they
begin following their mother to kills
and begin the weaning process. Kit-
tens stay with their mother for about
14 months. Females set up a home
range near or overlapping their moth-
er's home range. Males disperse away
from their natal range, sometimes


covering hundreds of miles before
settling into their own home range.
"It's quite rewarding when we can
follow Florida panthers throughout
their lives," said FWC panther biolo-
gist Mark Lotz. "Active dens are tangi-
ble evidence that the Florida panther
is reproducing. We learn so much
about panthers when we track them
from birth through adulthood."
Details on this year's births can
be found at www.FloridaPantherNet.
org; click on "Panther Pulse."
State funding for panther research
and monitoring comes from fees
collected when Florida residents
purchase panther specialty license
plates. Visit www.buyaplate.com for
more information.
To report dead or injured panthers
call the Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-
404-3922.


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April 21, 2010 Okeechobee News


Nofi wins


Taylor Creek


Bass Club


tournament

Taylor Creek Bass Club member, Sal Nofi
took top honors on Lake Okeechobee, at the
Taylor Creek Bass Club of Okeechobee April
Tournament which was held on April 10.
Nofi brought in a total of 13.91 lbs. to
the scales for a great win on a beautiful and
windy fishing day. Jack Harrison takes the
big fish award with his 6.16 lbs. catch.
The team event "Calcutta" was won by
Dave Stout and Al Willis with their total
weight of 19.15 lbs.
Runner up in second place was Mike Zu-
brisky with a total weight of 13.27 lbs. Jack
Harrison finished in third place with 13.01
lbs. Dave Stout finished in 4th place with
11.70 lbs.
The Taylor Creek Bass Club meets at the
Buck Head Ridge VFW Post 9528 on the
second Thursday of each month. Tourna-
ments are held the following weekend. New
boaters and (especially) non-boaters are
welcome. For information call Dave Stout at
863-467-2255.
The club also sponsors and presents the
annual Lee McAllister Memorial Kid's Fish-
ing Festival.


Special to the
Okeechobee News/
TCBC
Sal Nofi took first
place in the Taylor
Creek Bass Club
April tournament
with 13.91 lbs. of
fish.


Mike Zubricky
took second place
in the tournament
with a total weight
of 13.27 Ibs.


Jack Harrison Dave Stout fin-
finished in third wished in fourth
place with 13.01 place with 11.70
Ibs. Ibs.


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