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Publication Date: April 28, 2010
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By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Elam Stoltzfus and Clyde Butch-
er want people to fall in love with
the old Florida--a place where the
songs of tree frogs fill the night,
where ghost orchids dance a bal-
let to the rhythm of raindrops and
where Cypress trees--with their
Cypress knees-look like some-
thing drawn by Dr. Suess.
While those who grow up in
the rural areas of South Florida
might be familiar with the beau-
ty of the Florida wilderness, too
many coastal dwellers don't even
know it's here, they say.
Mr. Stoltzfus's nature docu-
mentaries and Mr. Butcher's art
photography capture parts of the
"old Florida" on film both to re-
cod it ad to help sv t
co"Th ir goal is to see the work
to educate people about Florida,'


said Clyde's wife, Niki Butcher.
"One of our life's missions is to
help people understand, through
Clyde's stills and Elam's filmmak-
ing, the deep mystery and beauty
of Florida.
"Clyde and Elam both feel that
if you can help people fall in love
with a place, they will want to
save it."
The filmmaker and the photog-
rapher were honored at a recep-
tion at Indian River State College
on Saturday, hosted by Sonny
and Betty Williamson. They are
promoting Mr. Stoltzfus' newest
documentary project "Kissimmee
Basin the Northern Everglades."
"This is something very dear
to my heart," said Mr. Williamson.
"Old Florida--there isn't a lot of it
left. What can we do to help it stay
See FILM-- Page 13


Special to the Ukeechobee News/Live Oak Production Group
Art photographer Clyde Butcher (left) and documentary film
maker Elam Stoltzfus (right) hope to use photographs and
documentaries to help save and preserve the Florida wilder-
ness.


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Megan Clements ended up scor-
ing the winning run in the OHS
district championship victory.


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0HS softball team claims 14-4A title

By charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Taylor Kinman's ninth inning
single broke a scoreless tie and .
gave Okeechobee High School
their third district softball title -
in four years, 1-0, in the District
14-4A title game Friday night in
Okeechobee.
Kinman's hit backed the
strong pitching of Samantha Har-
rell who shut out the Falcons for
nine innings. Okeechobee (20-6)
advanced to host a regional play- -
off game Tuesday night against
Titusville, (19-5).
BrahmanCoach Kim Hargraves
said her third district title meant a
lot because it came against a vet- Okeechobee News/Charles Murph
eran team in Jensen that is among
the best in the state. Naomi Stevens is called out on a pickoff play as Briann;
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center for the game winner.
"If it was anything close I was hitting it,"
the junior outfielder said, "My swing felt
good and was nice and fluid. It feels amaz-
ing, almost indescribable," Kinman said.
Hargraves said her pitcher, Samantha
Harrell, is another cool customer who
doesn't get rattled. She had great control in
the game and didn't beat herself.
'A lot of players let things get into their
head but not her. Nothing gets under her
skin. She just does what she needs to do,"
Hargraves said. She thinks Okeechobee has
the potential to reach another Final 4 this
year. She said her team has the ability and the
districts we match up with aren't as talented
as usual. "Okeechobee needs to get ready
because I feel we have another long trip into
the post season this year," she added.



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AII Dressed up for Judging Day. From left to right, front row: Monica Hernandez,
McKayla Snow; second row: Carma Rowlett, Margaret Ruede-McKane, Brittney
Ball; third row: Daniel Jansen, Kirsten Doney, Cassidy Watford, Tristan Mavroi-
des; fourth row: Sarah Davis, Brandon McKee, Kayla Harrison; back row: Ben
Kielbasa and Joseph Chandler.


Okeechobee students travel


to Florida Science Fair finals


On April 7-9, fourteen students from
Okeechobee joined ten other students from
the Heartland Region and traveled to Orlan-
do to participate in the Florida State Science
and Engineering Fair. This fair is the largest
academic competition held in our state, with
over 900 students from grades six through
tOev h eentn deir s iet if res arc .
Jansen, Brittney Ball, Kayla Harrison, Carma
Rowlett, Joseph Chandler, Ben Kielbasa and
Margaret Ruede-McKane (all from OHS).
Sarah Davis and Monica Hernandez (from
OFC); and Brandon McKee, Kirsten Doney,
Cassidy Watford, McKayla Snow, and Tristan


Mavroides (from YMS).
The following students received awards at
this event: In Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Brandon McKee received a$50 savings bond
from the Hernando Region; in Chemistry,
Kirsten Doney received a third place plaque,
McKayla Snow received a fourth place
plaque, and Sarah Davis received a Special
Recognition ribbon and a $50 savings bond
from the Hernando Region; and in Environ-
mental Sciences, Tristan Mavroides received
a Special Recognition ribbon. Okeechobee
County Schools would like to congratulate
these students for their achievements.


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them again in the second round. They have
a bunch of seniors and were a bunch of
young kids. Okeechobee has an unbeliev-
able group of kids. I can't say enough about
how hard they've worked," she added.
Hargraves said her girls played laid back
and didn't let anything bother them. She said
it looked like the girls felt no pressure even
in the late innings.
"We started to rattle Jensen in the sev-
enth inning and I told the girls to keep rat-
tling them, they'll let up for a second and
we'll take advantage of it," she said.
Jensen had some chances to score but
couldn't get a big hit. They had the first two
batters of the game on base via an infield
single and an error in the top of the first but
couldn't score. They got a runner as far as
third base in the sixth but she was stranded
when shortstop Naomi Stevens stopped a
groun~derkupatthe middle and threw out Bri-
Parker was tough on the mound for Jens-
en (19-5). She allowed two hits in the bot-
tom of the first but worked out of the jam.
Okeechobee's only other chance to score
came in the bottom of the eighth when Kin-
man singled and Stevens walked.
The winning rally in the ninth started
as Courtney Wilson and Megan Clements
walked, and moved into scoring position
on a sacrifice by LeAnna Cotton. After Emily
McCullough grounded into a fielder's choice
and Wilson was tagged out between second
and third, Kinman laced a pitch into right


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A restaurant waitress was arrested after
she was fired from her job then reportedly
left theseatryo wteh ov thP060 a hcave

Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, April
24, on a charge of grand theft. She was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail


under a bond of $2,500.
While booking Smith into the county jail
Detention Deputy Patricia Massung allegedly
found a small plastic baggie in the cuff of the

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and indicated a positive result for the pres-
ence of marijuana.
Smith was then charged with introduc-


tion of contraband into a detention facility.
Her bond on that charge was set at $5,000.
An arrest report by Officer Jack Boon
of the Okeechobee City Police Department

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to state that after being fired Smith left the
re tauran 1 ihu g unn yn a her receipts,

When the restaurant manager contacted
his former employee Saturday and asked
her to return the money, Smith allegedly re-
fused.


Officer Boon then located the woman
and placed her under arrest.
Although the officer searched Smith after
placing her under arrest, the officer's report
indicated that he did so rather quickly since
"conditions in the neighborhood were rap-
idly turning uncontrollable... ." He said he
was outnumbered 15-to-1.
The officer's report stated that the sus-
pected marijuana found on Smith weighed
approximately 1.1 grams.


A mlanl is being1 hetld 1 in t Vthe kechobee t
County Jail accused of cutting his girlfriend
with a box cutter.
Tracy Allen Hill, 36, S.R. 70 E., was ar-
rested Monday, April 26, on a felony charge


Bond money helps

new homebuyers

in Okeechobee
The Escambia County Housing Finance
Authority has come out with a new bond
issue that offers a below market, 30-year
fixed interest rate of 4.79 percent and
$8,000 down payment and closing cost
assistance at a 0 percent interest rate.
You do not have to be a first-time
homeowner if purchasing a home with
this bond money in Indian River, Martin '
Okeechobee or St. Lucie counties.
The first-time homebuyer exemption
will expire the end of 2010, so now is the
time to purchase a new home.
The money is loaned out on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Call the authority at 800-388-1970
or visit www.escambiahfa.com for the
names of local lenders participating in
the program.
This program will be of great benefit
to any potential homebuyers.


An arrest report by Deputy Joseph Hall
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) indicated that Hill and his live-in
girlfriend began to argue around 10:09 p.m.
Monday night after he told her to pack her
things and leave the home.
The argument reportedly escalated to the
point that Hill allegedly cut the victim's leg
with the box cutter then slapped her in the
head, the deputy's report stated.
The alleged victim left the home and
called the sheriff's office.
Deputy Hall said the woman had a sin-
gle cut on her left leg about 1.5 inches in
length.


gerum of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) stated that a woman
and her son told the deputy that they both
feared Dames because he threatened to
shoot them.
Then, around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dames
allegedly confronted the male victim and
said "I'm going to kill you," stated the re-
port. Dames was reportedly holding two,
10-inch kitchen knives at the time.
utDaae then left the home, stated Dep-
According to the deputy's report, no
One was injured.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News

reAe l6 ear IdalOekeedc oee tendwasM a
another teen as he held two knives in his
hands.
Solomon Dames, N.E. 14th Ave., was ar-
rested Sunday, April 25, on a felony charge
of aggravated assault with a deadly weap-
on. After he was booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail, Dames was taken to the
St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
An arrest report by Deputy Mark Mar-


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Tasha Trinette Ramirez, 28, Brinkerhoff
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested April 23 by
Detective John Zeigler on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with failure to
appear grand theft, failure to appear ut-
tering a forged instrument and failure to ap-
pear eniminal use of personal identification
information. Her bond was set at $15,000.
*Kenneth Matthew Schierhoff, 36, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested April
23 by Deputy Mark Shireman on a felony


charge of burglary and a misdemeanor
charge of criminal mischief. His bond was
set at $3,000.
*Chase Everett Zureich, 24, N.E. 96th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested April 24 by
Deputy Joseph Gracie on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $500.
*Thomas Sean Scott, 41, N.W. 19th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 24 by
Trooper Thomas B. White on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with pos-
session of a firearm/ammunition by a con-
victed felon. His bond was set at $5,000.
*Aaron Scott Baker, 27, S.E. Eighth St.'
Okeechobee, was arrested April 24 by Of-
ficer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended habitual
offender. His bond was set at $2,500.


*Eden Nacole Mccee, 23, S.E. 27th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 26 by Dep-
uty Brian Cross on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with grand theft and
giving false information to a pawnbroker.
Her bond was set at $20,000.
*Kimberly Ann Roberson, 41, N.W. 82nd
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested April 27
by Deputy Thomas Kitchen on a charge of
driving under the influence. Her bond was
set at $500.
This column lists arrests and not con-
oictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
lis ed h hl oe ee who is lter fund 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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Customer service
*I am surprised (but guess I shouldn't
be) by the lack of service in general at busi-
nesses. I'm talking about Okeechobee and
other places as well. For example, I ate at
a restaurant here in town two times in the
last few weeks and both times I saw wait
staff eating either while serving or behind
the bar while on duty. I have seen this at fast
food restaurants as well. This is disgusting--
and I am not a picky eater at all. I won't go
back. Also at the check outs in the last few
days (at different stores) the cashiers were
too busy talking to other workers about their
personal lives or opinions to ring up the or-
der efficiently or correctly. I like to chat and
be friendly, but this is ridiculous. With the
employment situation the way it is, I think
the employers should fire some of these so-
called workers and hire new ones. My boss
would never let me get away with this, even

wsts weekend we went out for break-
fast and the waitresses were so busy talking
with each other that they did not even get
up to see about us until we had been there
10 minutes holding a baby at the table. The
table behind us where someone had eaten
prior to our arrival did not even get cleaned

Tutthfully $ti bt s f tw brer fst ea s
is way too much for the quality of food and
service.
*I know that service isn't always the
best, and that can pretty much happen any-
where, but there are a lot of great restau-
rants in this town with great service. My wife
and I prefer to eat here in town rather than
go elsewhere.
*When a couple walks into an eatery
with an infant they should get immediate at-
tention. Firstdthing thahta eds to be asked,

*The waitress can help the food quality
but if you don't get good service, don't tip.


Lock closings
*The lock at Buckhead closed the first
week of March 2009 and didn't reopen until
the last week of January 2010. The work is,
probably, being done by contractors. That
means it will take longer and cost more
than estimated. Opening day of duck sea-
son, deer season and turkey season are, at
least, a three-day holiday weekend. Plus, a
NASCAR race in Florida is four-day holiday
weekend.

Cars keyed
*Myself and many others are distraught
this morning as we wake up and find that
not only are our cars keyed but many of our
peers have been victimized as well. While at
"Grad Bash 2010," over 20 cars were keyed
from little slits to long slits to even horrible
names. These criminals need to be caught
and should face serious consequences. This
is not a laughing matter or some stupid, im-
mature joke. It's a crime.
*The high school is often the site of van-
dalism this time of year. It is unfortunate that
these types of crimes are seldom solved.
The type of person who commits such a
crime has no character and will not confess.
There is noeasy way to get enough evidence
to prosecute. A night watchman might be
helpful, but is expensive. Plus, the campus
is a large one for one person to watch.

Legion Free Fair
.*The County Fair says they can't change
their dates because they are set by the state
as part of the Livestock Show and county fair
system ftor thhe whole state. l can un estn

Little elier? Som er the start it th
aast wee in Januoarye ea scanet they do tha
every year and that would solve the prob-
lem?
.*I think both the Legion and the county
fair association need to find something other
than carnival rides to raise money. The mid-
way always includes those carnival games.
I don't know anyone who likes the carnival
8.ames. They are usually a ripoff. If we want
rides, we go to Disney or Universal Studios.
Tis is Florida where theme parks are plenti-

-*It looks like the problem with the fairs
comes down to a dispute between the Le-
gion's ride contractor and the fair's ride con-
tractor.


humans are being damaged with skin can-
cer; a two degree rise in temperature is the
most the earth can tolerate without danger-
ous climate change scientists tell us. The
International Panel on Climate Change says
as temperature rises these effects will kick
in decreasing i ness and dafom heat
waves, floods and drought, hundreds of mil-
lions of people lack drinking water, increas-
ing wildfires, grain production decreasing,
and 30% of spices suffer extinction risk, in-
creasing water borne disease.
In 2007 the folks at Pew Research Center
clocking public attitudes shows that global
warming remains 20th on the annual list
of 23 policy priorities. Below terrorism, tax
cuts, crime and illegal immigration.
What can you do?
1. Get a copy of the film, "The Day Af-
ter Tomorrow" and show it to your church
members, city officials, office personnel and
neighbors.
2. Don't buy palm oil.
3. Don't cut down trees.
4. Buy a hybrid car, drive less or carpool.
5. Start your own organic vegetable gar-
den.
6. Replace light bulbs with Fluorescent
bulbs.
Your children and grandchildren will

tha Kchtitzky

What happens after we die?
What really happens after we die is an
unknown to peoples of all religions, na-
tionalities, and races on earth. Throughout
my life I've always been a very avid reader,
but never before was I so deeply motivated
like this, to strongly recommend reading
"Evidence of the Afterlife" by Doctor Jeffery
Long., M.D., an oncologist.
It deals directly with near death experi-
ences and also with a large number of peo-
ple who actually clinically were dead, and
came back to life. The book is buttressed by
the writings of numerous other medical pro-
fessionals around the world.
Reading this marvellous publication will
reassure you that God does really exist,I
promise.
Bill F Stegkemper


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OPINION


Global warming
I am convinced that the reasons humans
aren't immediately motivated to respond to
the global warming threats are the follow-
ing:
We have disconnected ourselves from
the natural world. Our old story of the hu-
man earth relationship told us that we are
stagnated from nature and superior to it
and all things not human that serve our pur-
poses. The old story is fixed on the hereafter
and redemption, salvation of the world, and
the center of life: air, water, soil, plants and
animals.
This fails to recognize that the universe
and our connection to the earth are sacred
revelations of the creator to be cherished,
nourished and celebrated. Our practices that
make earth into wasteland are sacrilegious.
Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme's book,
"The Universe Story," tells the new story
which is how things came to be and how
we can fit into the world. We are a result of
the earlier creations: water, soil, plants and
animals. We differ from any of the earth's
creations in that we have consciousness
and we know that we know. The elements
of our body are the same elements as the
soil outside and our blood is salty from the
ocean
We are holy and belong to the sacred
community of living beings. Thus we have
an obligation to contribute human talents
and work not to the failure as we are now
doing, but to the success thru the earth and
universe. We are cousins to everything in
creation, whose elopement contributed to
our existence.

dic d Oat oe wolo s ledin rc nt ss pre-
made with disturbing signs visible in rising
seas, heat waves, worsening droughts and
stronger hurricanes. Recent earthquakes in
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warn caring citizens to respond to the Inter-
governmental Report on Climate Change by
hundreds of climate scientists. They predict
an increase in temperature of 2.5 to 10.4 de-
grees Fahrenheit by the year 2100
Global warming is caused by: air pol-
lutants that result in acid rain; depletion of
the ozone shield that traps solar heat; large
amounts of ultraviolet radiation allowed in
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School board recognizes students and staff


this year at OHS, was honored for earning
an Eagle Scout Award. Three girls basket-
ball players -- Jewel Buck, Keighly Stewart
and Markeisha Youmans -- were honored
for being named to the Treasure Coast All
Star Basketball game. April Floyd of Osceo-
la Middle School, Tyler Winner of Osceola
Middle School, and Matthew McClanahan of
Yearling Middle School were state qualifiers
in the Duke University Talent ID Program.
Students in the program must earn in the
95th percentile on the FCAT test, score over
20 on the ACT and over 500 on all sections
of the SAT test.
Staff members honored included Jacinda
Walsh, a first grade teacher at Everglades
Elementary School who recently earned
National Board Certification. There are 25
teachers in the district who hold this dis-
tinction. Dan Biebel a science teacher at
Okeechobee High School was honored as a
published author. The book is titled "Finding
Martians in the Dark." The book discusses
things he learned about teaching during his
30 years in the classroom. Angie Hodges, an
Administrative Assistant was a recipient of a
scholarship from the All Florida Academic
Team and Coca-Cola Foundation.
Two employees were honored as they re-
tired from the district, Norma Cason, a cus-
todian at Yearling Middle School and Matilda
Juarez a custodian at Seminole Elementary
School. Cason worked 12 years for the dis-
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Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Sunny, with a high near 82.
Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
54. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
North wind around 5 mph becoming east.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a
low around 67. East southeast wind be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Partly cloudy, with a high near 88. South
southeast wind around 10 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around
70. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 7-3-8; Play 4: 8-7-2-3; Fantasy 5:
1-2-6-29-36; Mega Money: 16-23-31-34 MB
11; Florida Lotto: 12-21-25-34-47-53 X 2;
Powerball: 1-12-53-56-57 PB5 x2. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 9-3-8; Play 4:
2-8-0-0.


April 28, 2010


Okeechobee News


meeting for Tuesday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in
their normal meeting room to discuss legis-
lative bills and the school budget. They plan
to hold a ground breaking ceremony at the
site of the proposed Okeechobee Achieve-
ment Academy. It will be located near the
bus complex and Yearling Middle School.
The board also scheduled a public auc-
tion to sell off surplus equipment and ve-
hicles on May 8, at 10 a.m.
The board also approved their annual
staff allocations. With class size require-
ments in mind, the district is looking at ad-
ditional teaching positions.
The board honored a number of students
at Tuesday's meeting. Ethan Kersey, a senior


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The selection of a contractor to handle
the Okeechobee Achievement Academy
construction project and recognition for
students and staff were the main items on
the agenda when the Okeechobee County
School Board met on Tuesday night.
The board voted to expel four students,
two freshman at New Endeavor High School
and two sophomores at Okeechobee High
School for disciplinary problems that in-
clude possession of illegal substances at
school and defiance of authority.
The board also approved a proclamation
that set the week of May 3-7, as Child Nutri-
tion Employee Appreciation Week.
Board members also selected Marcobay
Construction to serve as the construction
manager for the Okeechobee Achievement
Academy project. They recently built a new
data building for the school system.
Facilities Director Dale Barrett said nego-
tiations on a price have already begun. Origi-
nally 11 firms made proposals to the district.
School officials cut that list to five and later
cut them to three finalists based on the re-
sponses of the contractors.
"We certainly feel we have three of the
best that we could possibly have," Superin-
tendent Dr. Patnicia Cooper said.
The new building replaces New Endeav-
or High School. The facility would be avail-


able for credit retrieval and more emphasis
on vocational training. "It will be state of the
art technology. We want the image to be a
very positive one. We want it to be a place
of individualized education for any student,"
Dr. Cooper added.
The future of New Endeavor has yet to be
determined.
The board also approved a Consultant
Agreement with Funding Connection to de-
velop, write and submit an Investing in In-
novation grant application with the United
States Department of Education. The district
could earn $3 million per year for five years.
The money would be used for hardware and
software for individualized student instruc-
tion, instructional personnel, and additional
career and technical programs. The consul-
tant will earn $20,000 should the grant be
awarded to the School system.
Dr. Cooper said it was a win-win situation
for the district. She said they speak weekly
and provide data to the firm. "We don't
know but we are hopeful based on the input
we've had from the Department of Educa-
tion."
She noted the firm has been successful
in writing grants for other districts across the
nation.
"That's a pretty good investment when
you look at the return," School Board Chair
Kelly Owens said.
The board scheduled a special workshop


Cooper congratulates Jewel Buck and
Markeisha Youmans for earning a spot on the
Treasure Coast AII Star Basketball team.


Tyler Winner of Osceola Middle School die School earned recognition in the
earned recognition in the Duke Univer- Duke University Talent ID program.
sity Talent lD Program.


Ashlee Gopher of Yearling Middle Conner Shumway of
School earned a Superintendent's School earned a
Point of Light Award. Point of Light Award.




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(r-I) Shelly Sickels, McKayla Snow and Tyrell Taylor earned a Point of Light
Dr. Patricia Cooper celebrate Snow award from School Superintendent Dr.
earning a Superintendent's Point of Patricia Cooper at Tuesday's school
Light Awards. board meeting.





6 Okeechobee News April 28, 2010

Community Events


Obituaries


Winston Lee Clark Jr., 82
WILDWOOD -Winston Lee Clark, Jr., 82, of
Wildwood, passed away Saturday, April 24,
2010.
Mr. Clark was born in Nashville, Tenn., and
moved to Wildwood in 2000 from Red Level, Al.
He was a retired Cowboy, a member of the
Wildwood Church of Christ, the Professional
Rodeo Cowboy Association and the Amenican
Legion, Post 18, Wildwood. He loved his family,
being a Cowboy and being a true outdoorsman.
Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Betty;
son, Neil (Robin) Clark of Purvis, Ms.; daugh-
ters, Elaine (Bill) Berthiaume of New Smyrna
Beach, Fla. and Donna (Michael) Kilday of
Charleston, S.C.; brother, John (Pat) Clark of In-
verness, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 15 great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
first wife, Sue, in 2000.
The family celebrated Winston Clark's life at 2
p.m., Monday, April 26, 2010, in the
10 II... IIles rheus Chapel.
Those who wish may make memorial contri-
butions to the Wildwood Church of Christ, I14
Cleveland Ave, Wildwood, FL 34785. On line
condolences may be left by visiting www.bank-
'I Icn 'II.. .II . ... Arrangements are entrusted to
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Wildwood.



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Shrine Club presents

MargartERVille Night
Celebrate "Margaritaville Night" every
Thursday at the Okeechobee Shrine Club
where we wilH offer Tao Twod'FFr nd3s Mu

p.m. Smoke Free environment. Proceeds
will benefit Shrine activities. For information,
contact the Shrine Club at 763-3378. For in-
formation regarding this announcement,
please contact Kip Gardner at 863-357-0427.

Gang Free Bike
FeSt Okeechobee
Help support our fight against criminal
street gangs. Bike Fest in the Park will be
presented on Saturday, May 8, beginning at
9 a.m. in downtown Okeechobee. The event
will include live music, food, prizes, Poker
Run, Burn-Out Pit, Car and Bike Show and
more! For more information, please contact
863-763-6464.

u011 tourney planned for
Chaka's Stars
Tee it up with the stars at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club on Saturday, May 8,
for the Second Golf Tourney to benefit Cha-
ka's Stars. The event begins at 7:15 a.m. and
is hosted by Channing Crowder and Phillip
Merling of the Miami Dolphins. Registration
begins with a Continental Breakfast and be-
gins promptly at 7:15 a.m. Scramble with
shotgun starts at 8 a.m. $75 per person,
$300 per foursome. Includes lunch and prize
drawings. For more information, please call
Chaka Smith at 863-634-7424 or Terry at 863-
763-6228.

American Legion to
hold elections
The elections of new officers for American
Legion Memorial Post #64 will be held on
May 11, from noon until 7 p.m. Voters must
present a 2010 membership card to receive
a ballot. Absentee ballots can be obtained
by contacting Dallas Creech, Post Adjutant,
at 863-763-2950. Absentee ballots must be
received at the Post no later than 7 p.m. on
May 11 to count towards election. Absentee
ballots will be at voters expense for return
postage or can be done via Fax 863-763-9602
call first for instructions. Results will be pub-
lished the day following elections.


GAL meeting planned
The monthly meeting of the local Guard-
ians ad Litem (GAL) will be held on Thursday'
April 29. from 2 until 3 p.m. The meeting
11l be09he~ld atr Mom K hen In t ese 0-
always invited to come and find out more
about how to help a child. Speak with one of
our GALs and get a free cup of coffee!

OC SO to take part in
Torch Run
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-
fice Special Response Team is conducting a
"Torch Run" on Saturday, May 1, to bring
awareness to the Special Olympics of Flor-
ida. This is one of many events being held
throughout the State by other Law Enforce-
ment Agencies. The run will commence at
the Sheriff's Office at 9 a.m. and end at Pub-
lix Supermarket at 10 a.m. There will be a
brief ceremony at Publix with refreshments
provided by Publix. For more information,
contact Michelle Bell, Gary Bell or Noel Ste-
phen at 863-763-3117. Come out and sup-
port our Special Olympics Athletes.

0HS class of '81 to hold reunion
The Okeechobee High School Class of
1981 will get together May 11 at 6 p.m. at the
Speckled Perch Lounge to discuss the reunion.
For more information, call 863-69 7-1 34 1 .


Scouts begin new
diStrict eVeHt
The ubli i united toejya vn
hosted bpy the Ie Big L ee Bny yS oue D
trict on May 1, at the Lakeport Community
Center. The new district is open to kids from
allLbae P deliobe ymmuni ies.sTe re
ship, contests and games. Come see what
scouting means to young people. There are
many small things an adult can do to help
the new district. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. More information about this event will
be in the newspaper next week. Call Ray
Worley, Big Lake Boy Scout District chair-
man, 863-447-1114.

Church Bass Tournament
The Church Challenge Bass Tournament
will be held at Roland Martin's Marina on
Lake Okeechobee May 7 and 8 to ben-
efit Florida Baptist Children's Homes. For
more information contact Stan Drew at
werdnatsecomcast.net or visit www.jump-
startchil drensserveies. comn.

AmVets meeting
The newly formed AmVets Post #200 are
now meeting at the American Legion. Am-
Vets is also starting an AmVet Riders and
Sons of the AmVets. For information, call
Helen James at 863-585-2565 or 863-261-
1594.


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

Harr~ T. Williams, 85
OKE CHIOBEE -Harry T. Williams, age 85
of (11.~ . il.. n .~~ died Monday, April 25, 2010, a
the Hospice House in Fort Pierce.
Moving from Miami, he has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1972. Mr. Williams retired af-
ter 38 years of dedicated service with Eastern
Airlines as a general foreman. He also proudly
served in the United States Navy and is a mem-
ber of the VFW and the Moose Lodge BHR.
Mr. Williams is survived by his wife of 27
years, Betty Williams of (il... il...In his
daughter, Janet Fox (Ben) of Sweetwater,
Tenn.; and his four brothers and two sisters in-
cluding Francis Edwards of Pineview, Ga. He is
also survive by his wife's children, Christina Col-
ter (Keith) of Valdosta, Ga., Robin Aggers (Ken)
of Knoxville, Tenn., Robert Kehr of Mayo, Fla.
Andrew Kehr (Patricia) of Deltona, Fla., as well
as his eight grandchildren and five great-grand-
children.
The family will receive friends at the Abundant
Blessings Church, 4550 Hwy 441 North, Okee-

to ilI 6 p~.r wihsrvic to ollo atfr60pmn4

n'A"E Foida Nb io~na CeAeer rlr3 Lalk Wortrh
at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for me-
morial contributions be made to Big Lake Hos-
pice743543 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee, FL
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home
1950 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.


Berta Becerril-Itomero, 53
OKEECHOBEE -Berta Becerril- Romero, age
53, of clit.~ . il.. d .~, passed away April 25, 2010,
at Raulerson Hospital.
Born April 1, 1957, in Atotonilco, Guerrero, to
Pedro and Concepcion Romero, she came to
(l,~~il.. .. In. from Mexico in 1989. She was a
homemaker of the
Catholic faith. She
was a member of
the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church. She
was a member of
the Grupo Getsema-
ni and Juan XXIII.
Mrs. Becerril is sur- 1-
vived by her hus- -
band of 25 years, \
Roberto Becerril; --
two daughters, Eliza- L '
beth and
Ana Bertha Becernil; two sons, Marco
Antonio and Emanuel Becerril, all of Okeecho-
bee; her parents, Pedro and Concepcion Rome-
ro; two grandsons, Damian Antonio Becernil
and Jesus Esquivel; granddaughter, Aileen Es-
quivel; brother, Pablo Romero of (il..~ 1.. il ,
and sister, Victonia Lagunas of Ft. Pierce.
2Vli ta tio u nbe na to 9pmmeto~day,e Aril 8

w ltlhb i9C n~. Sat hd y, M yH 1 t SardH an
ing. Interment will follow at Evergreen Ceme-
tery.
Friends may sign the e.... sil...i ~. at www.bas-

sAkj arh geenotm are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass clit.. .~ l. l. Funeral Home and
3Crenatory, 205 NE 2nd ST, clit..~il...In. FI


OKMS Mixer event set
Okeechobee Main Street's April Mixer
will be held on Thursday, April 29, from
5-7 p.m. This month's mixer will be co-
hosted by the Hampton Inn located at 1200
NE Park Street. Our mixers are a great net-
working opportunity for the businesses and
residents of our area. Whether you have a
new or old business, new to Okeechobee or
would like to know more about Okeecho-
bee Main Street please join us for network-
ing, refreshments, door prizes and a chance
at the Mega 50-50. For more information call
863-357-MAIN (6246).

Dinner event planned
to benefit school
Get set for an evening of fine dining and
entertainment on Saturday, April 29, at the
Bream Room of the Speckled Perch, Hwy.
98 North and Hwy. 78 West. The evening
will start off with appetizers at 6 p.m. for
social hour until 7 p.m. when entrees will
be served. A silent and live auction will be
held throughout the evening. Tickets for the
event are $50 per person and all proceeds
will benefit Peace Lutheran School. Seating
is limited for this very special evening event
so RSVP early by calling 863-763-7566.


Online Guestbook
An10bituaries now include Online Grestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
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together teenagers with a tragic cornron
bond that leads to friendship and adven-
ture.
A National Day of Prayer observance
will be held on the lawn of the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse at noon on May
6. Members of the Okeechobee Ministerial
Association will offer prayers for our local,
state and national leaders. The Kiwanis Club
will furnish a free lunch to all who attend.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-
3134, extension 4225.


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April 28, 2010


Okeechobee News


Urban Tails, a not-for-profit organization,
offers a ground breaking method for helping
troubled youth. The program allows at-risk
and incarcerated youth to rehabilitate horne-
less shelter dogs and then place the animals
in their permanent hornes.
In doing so, program participants learn
empathy, personal awareness, responsibil-
ity, career opportunities and positive con-
Inunity involvement through the care, train-
ing and rehabilitation of their rescued dogs.
Urban Tails has partnered with the
Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and
G4S Youth Services to irnplernent this evi-


dence-based curriculum with the youth in
Okeechobee.
A fundraiser will be held Friday, May 7,
at Harnrerheads Bar and Grill to help with
cost to build the kennels which will house
the dogs. Event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with
cocktails and a silent auction, presentation
at 7 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Auction
iterns include, Florida Panthers, Jackson-
ville Jaguars, Miarni Dolphins, Miarni Heat,
Florida State Serninoles nernorabilia and
more! The organization is also accepting do-
nations. Cost is a $30 donation per person.
For tickets or information, please contact
Okeechobee Mainstreet at 863-357-6246.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane, will have a huge rurnrage sale
on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
If you have iterns that you wish to donate,
you may drop then off at the Fellowship
Hall through Friday.
Proceeds from the sale will be used by
the church youth in cornrunity services.
The Youth ministry for Peace Lutheran is
as follows: Group Building Activities begin
each Monday at 4:30 p.m. Bible study, then
dinner. Activities are for cornrunity youth
grades 5 12. Numerous adult Bible study
groups are offered including, "Firrn Foun-
dations," "3:16 The Number of Hope," and
"The Book of John." Please call the church
office at 863-763-5042 for more inforrna-
tion.
First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., will sponsor a Mother
Daughter Friend Luncheon on May 1.
Speakers will be Donna Robards and
Karen Schaffer from Wornen's Refuge of
Vero Beach. Tickets are $5. A love offering
will also be taken for your choice of the
Wornen's Refuge or the Pregnancy Center.
For more information, call 863 697-0469 or
863 763-8865.
St. Stephen A.M.E. Church will hosta
Health Fair on Saturday, May 1, from
10 a.In. 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, hos-
pice care, breast cancer, HIV/STD, prostate
cancer, teen pregnancy, diabetes, heart dis-
ease and testicular cancer. If you would like
to participate or have any questions contact
Shelia Bradley at 863-801-4901.
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave., will have a free farnily movie night
on Friday, May 7. The movie "Address Un-


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It was the North Elementary fourth grad-
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Crystal Mine on Friday, April 23. Three bus-
ses of students from Mr. Stanley's class,
Mrs. Moreno and Mrs. Wilcox, brought
with them a keen eye for hunting and a bag
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Many of the students from the three
classes were very aware of what they
might find in the tall hills including fossils,
sharks teeth, whale bones and shiny crys-
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the largest find, a cluster of crystals em-
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piece of shellrock. Alex was so excited, he
couldn't wait to have all of his classmates
gather round to share his excitement.
Alex's classmates may not have found
a cluster of crystals but did well in locat-
ing crystals embedded in clamshells and in
smaller pieces of shellrock.


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are Clyde Butcher, Kim Love, Sonny Williamson, Betty Williamson and Elam
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ter and swamp.
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ricky Nieto defended his district champi-
onship in the high jump to
pace the Okeechocbee High
School boys track team to
a fifth place finish as last
Wednesday's District 13-3A
tournament at Sebastian Riv
er High School. Nieto's best
mark was 6-2 as he narrowly
defeated Stephan Clark of >
Sebastian River.
Other qualifiers included Mike
Adnian Tagle, who finished Thomas
fourth in the 1600 meters,
Mike Thomas, who took fourth place in the
100 meters, and Lionel Jones who finished sec-
ond in the 800 meters. The boys 4x800 team of
Roger Duque, Lionel Jones, Adrian Tagle and
Shawn Horvath took third place.
Coach Julie Bohannon said she expects
the regional tournament to be a good test for
many of these boys, "Were going to face a lot
more competition. It'll be another hot day. If


we can just hold it together we definitely have
some strong potential," said Bohannon.
Bohannon said Nieto is one of the favorites
to qualify for the state tournament for the sec-
ond year in a row. She said Lionel Jones also
has a very good chance in the 800 meters.
"Track is definitely a challenge. It's a tough
sport. These kids come out here and tough it
out in the hot weather. It takes a lot of dedica-
tion but they work hard and they really enjoy
it," she added.
Thomas, only a freshman, might have been
the biggest surprise of the day. He finished with
a time of 11.31 to take fourth place. Thomas,
who has lived in Clewiston for the past five
years, said he chases rabbits in cane fields to
improve his speed. "Everybody else in the race
were seniors so I was at a bit of a disadvantage.
I took off well and kept running. I've trained
real hard. I want to go to state," he said.
His training regiment includes running 15
stadiums, and seven 100 meter dashes each
practice. He said that training should have him
ready for some of the top runners in South
Florida. "All I can do is come out here and
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Okeechobee News
Several Okeechobee High School athletes
qualified for regional with strong efforts in last
weeks District 13-3A track meet held at Sebas-
tian River High School.
The Lady Brahmans finished fourth overall
and had several outstanding efforts. Isabella
Pinedo took first in the 800 meters. Jewel Buck
finished second in the discus and Monica Koger
finished fourth in the long jump. Markiesha
Youmans finished second in the 200 meters.
A number of the girls relay teams also quali-
fled for the regional meet which will be held
on Wednesday at Dwyer High School. The
4x800 team of Keighly Stewart, Graciella Varela,
Isabella Pinedo, and Marilu Rodriguez finished
fourth. The girls 4xl00 team of Monica Koger,
Essence Williams, Calandra Youmans and Mar-
kiesha Youmans took second place. The girls
4x400 meter relay team of Stewart, Koger, and
the Youmans sisters took third place.
Coach Julie Bohannon said the team re-
ally has worked hard to improve their skills
this year, "We had a good day. It was hot and
it was long but everybody came out with their
A game. The girls trained really hard and they
are really dedicated." Bohannon said the girls
4xl00 team, and Pinedo have a good chance to
move on to the state track meet this year. "We
are pretty excitedhaebout it, esahe dey hve

worked hard to improve their times. Koger said
they have cut a second off their times from ear-
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50.31 and was behind only Viera at the district
meet. "I think our chances for state are very
good," Koger said, "The competition is very
tough. At districts we fell behind but we made
a comeback. I feel we can compete with these
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Koger plans to attend the University of South
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"I feel that we can make state. We just have to


get faster. I've been at regional for four years so
the Miami teams don't intimidate me."
Her sister Calandra Youmans is the first
runner out of the blocks for Okeechobee. She
agrees with her older sister that the team has a
chance to qualify for state this year, "We want
to do well his I; ,~ Ii 1. II I.. the two seniors are
leaving. I'm excited to see how we do."
The other member of the team is sopho-
more Essence Williams. She said she enjoys
track because it keeps her in shape. "I want to
pursue track in college and I've dedicated my-
self to track."


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Brandon Farless threw six strong innings as
Okeechobee High School salvaged a split of a
boys baseball double header at Okeechobee High
School on Thursday.
Farless scattered four hits and struck out seven
Eagles as the Brahmans (15-10) wrapped up their
regular season with an 11-1 victory in six innings.
Tyler Finney had a two-run double and Adam
Tewksbury had a pair of run scoring singles for
Okeechobee.
Centennial won the opener which was a sus-
pended game from Feb. 27. The Eagles scored five
unearned runs in the game as Okeechobee made
six errors. Josh Paradoa had two hits and three
runs batted in for Centennial, (14-8). His double
in the sixth inning proved to be the winning run
on Thursday.
Austin Hamilton had two hits and a run batted
in. Richard Donegan added two hits and two runs
scored. Okeechobee trailed 4-3 after the suspend-
ed game in Centennial. In that part of the game
Jonathan Crawford had a two-run double and
Brice Buckner had a solo homerun.
Brahman Coach Dylan Tedders said he was
glad his team hit the ball hard in the second game,
"This was a good win for us rolling into districts.
The team had to wait until the last game to put up
a lot of runs. They definitely drive me crazy but
that is why I love coaching them."
Tedders had a broad smile when he talked of
Farless and the way he threw. He could end up
being a key pitcher at the end of games in the post
season. "That guy can pitch like that every single
time. He hasn't been able to get on a roll this year
but he needed that confidence builder in the play-
osTedders said Farless was able to throw his
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bullpen to improve his focus on the strike zone.
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team back into the dugout.
"I've been a little shaky this year but this game
will definitely help my confidence. The defense
was strong behind me as Aaron Suarez and Mark
Weir made some nice plays. I was focused more
and I've fought through some tough times," he
added.
Farless had knee surgery after an injury in
spring football last year.
Okeechobee got off to a good start in the sec-
ond game as Drew Selvey walked and scored on
a squeeze play in the first. Finney's' double scored
two in the third to give Okeechobee the lead for
good. Weir added an RBI single in the fourth and
Adam Tewksbury added an RBI single in the fifth.
Okeechobee broke it open with a six-run sixth.
Austin Hamilton, Jake Davenport, Tewksbury, and
Selvey had key hits during the rally.


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very clean. Includes Pri-
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(863)467-1950
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OFFICE/WORKSHOP -
1000 sf, on busy inter-
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561-352-5977 or
561-746-0448

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(863) 261-6381
CBS 3BR, Southwest
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or (863)599-0156
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO DESIGNATE A POSITION IN
THE FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM
SENIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE CLASS
The Governing Board of South Florida Water Management District Inknds to
designate the position of Deputy Executive Directr as senior management
ior the purpose of paricipation In the Florida Retirement Syshm's Senior
Management Service Class Retirement Plan. This designation will take ef-
iect as allowed by Section 121.055, F.S. and with the approval by the Dis-
rnct's Go rng n2Bor Oatthe meeting of May 13, 2010.


Okeechobee News


April 28, 2010


mIILI
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME STATUTE
To Whom It May Concern:
Notice Is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, TD Bank, National Asso-
clation, pursuant to the "Fletitous
Name Statute", Chapter 865.09,
Florida Statutes, will register with the
Division of Corporations, Department
of Stahe, State of Florida upon re-
ceipt of proof of the publication of
this notice, the ictitous name to-wit:
Riverside Bank
under which it expects to engage In
business at the following location In
Okeechobee County, Florida:
1506 S. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL
That the party interested In said
business enterprise Is as follows:
TD Bank, National Association
Wilmington, Delaware
Phone # (207) 535-3805
Dated at Portland,
Cumberland County, Maine,
April 26, 2010
352724 ON 4/28/10

LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BM)
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 14th day of May 2010

Fondl30~~ 7137 00 u pi

1996 White Ford F150
1FTEF14NITNA29187
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves thea oih ofe Is bid II
made. Said automobiles will be sold
In5A 6S SOwth2n 20u rantees.


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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 53o'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 43036'17" 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 48o46'14" E, ALONG SAID
NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF S.R. NO.15, A DIS-
TANCE OF 300 FEET; THENCE
BEAR N 43o38'49" El, A DIS-
TANCE OF 990.13 FEET;
THENCE BEAR N 48046'14" W,

DOTH ONT OF4 BGN


Any person claiming an interest In
e h thed pfrompert oer ofoth
date of the It pendens must ile a
claim within 60 dads after the sale.
Dated this 12th day of April, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THB FI I CORT


351650 ON 4/21,28/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
FLORIKEECHROB TE DUI IION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-54

LO IE AC ON OAKS,
a/k/a LOWIE 3. AKS
Deceased
NOTTCF TO CRFDTTORS

LTh ea m ns~atrNti th eta~te o
IE 3. OAKS, deceased, date of death
CFebrutay 2, 2t010, Ispendkn In the
Count Flonda, Pmobate Division,
Shteeetddess of whlchkI c3hl2bNeW 13n
da 34972. The personal representa-
tive's and the personal
moprs ailve's attomey names ame
oth cp s hoavithAe dcedent adnd
mands against dece ent's estate on
dhmacoyo t hso n1sm H Is r -
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE



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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 E FENNELL; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HOWARD F.
FENNELL; JOHN DOE (1, UNKNOWN
TENANT; JANE DOE UNKNOWN
TENANT; JOHN DOE UNKNOWN
TENANT; JANE DOE UNKNOWN
TENANT; JOHN DOE UNKNOWN
TENANT; AND JANE DE(3), UN-
KNOWN TENANT;
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SAL F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant toa 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
FRst Bank and Trust Company of In-
diantown Is Plaintiff and Indianbwn
Entrprises, 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 July Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee
County ludicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at
11:00 am on the 12th day of May,


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2010, the following described proper-
ty
Okeechobee County, Florida:
Parcel 1:
Lot 2, Block 3B, KINGS BAY, accord-
Ing to the map or plat~ thereof as re-
corded In PtBok5, page 97,
public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
Parcel Identlication No.
1-3 1-37-36-0020-0003B-0020
Parcel 2:
Lot 6, Block 6B, REPLAT OF KINGS
BAY, according b the plat thereof, as
recorded In Plat Book 5, page 95
through 99, Inclusive, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Parcel Identlication No.
1-3 1-37-36-0020-0006B-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 Identlication No.
1-27-33-35-0020-00000-0060
Any person claiming an interest In
the sur lus from the sale, If any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Its pendens must ile a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk ofthe Circult Court
By: Linda E Youn
Deputy Cler
351705 ON 4/21,28;5/5/10


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-55
In Re: Estate of
BOBBY EARL HURST,
a/k/a BOBBY E. HURjST,
Deceased
NOTTCF TO CRFDTTORS
(ancillary administration)
The ancillary administration of the
estate of BOBBY EARL HURST, a/k/a
BOBBY E. HURST, deceased, date of
death Febuary 14, 2009, Is pending
In the Circuit Cour for Okeechobee
Coun y, Flonda, Pmobate Division,
the a dress of which Is 312 N.W 3r
Street, Sulte 101, Okeechobee, Flon-
da 34972. The penonal representa-
tive's and the personal
representative's attomey names ar
set forth below.
All crediton of the decedent and
Other peons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice Is e-
qulmed to be sented must ile their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 3o
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al0 other crediton of the decedent
and penons having claims or de-
man s against the estate of the de-


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cedent must ile their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITII-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH AbBOVE:
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATII IS
BARRED.
The int publication of this notice
Is Apnl 28, 2010.
Ancillary Penonal Representative
David Earl Hunt
282 Doolin Way Avenue
Lancaster, Kentuc y 40444
Attomey for Ancillary
Penonal Representative:
CONELY &CONELY, RA.
Post Ofice Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Flonda Bar #096482
352437 ON 4/28;5/5/10

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bluetooth, runs great,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOOBE COUNTY,
PROBATE DIVISION
case No. 2009-209-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERHARD GABRIELSEN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administraton of the estate of
Gerhard Gabrielsen, deceased
whose date of death was April 18,

fr Oes o~bheeC uty CFloah, Pr
317 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
e497p. rh nlnampes and addressdest o
personall representatives atoney h
al rese rtbl~ow of~edcdn n

ot ds a hns dee ets edsen ad


TIMEOF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
EFTHIS NOTICE R DOAFYS AA
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
anAll ohter ereditorsoft hecdleede ~

meumtang hel t ic msecedth ihs o ~
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TATEH OF ECEFIRST PUBLICATION
ALL CLAMS NOT FILED WITHIN
H TIE7 PRI DOS SE FORT
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BRNEODWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PE IODSFISEET OTH2)ABYOVESA

MOE dFaA R s D DENTS
ntice is~ If 2r publa0 no Ihs
noc sAprl 28, 0.
PersonaG Repre bt Ive:
202 Coconut D "
Indlalantic, Florida 32903
Aone for Pesnal Pepresentatve:
trdnaeyB frNPe 16alRepresentatve


18lehone. (8 ) 84-6776
Fax: (863) 824-6778
352499 ON 4/28;5/5/10


LEGAL NQIICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
21 at Flo03 A. 2usuoant tAYFlor -
da Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing
and storage charges. Year, make,
model and VIN are as follows.

19831MC CMC6- Int r~cd g
2000 Ford F-150
VIN#1FTRX18W2YNB12525
VIN[ WBMDe9eDd6LsF6195 10
Terms of sale are cash, and no
thck hil accepthdl S ler L -
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Sald automobiles
7ilbler 1odI`sIs" condition with

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IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE
COUNTYFLORIDA
CASE NO. 472010CA000111
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
VSPlaintiff,
PENI E. SIETHESIUMNKNWN
DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; AND JANE
DOE bUNKNOcWNou TNaont e
partlees in pon~,ssesson,

NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SALF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pr
satdt a inl l) d ment iofC s 3 lo
0e101 -1 1d anthe rlrcult Caoudrt o
Okeechobee County, Florida wherein
Seacoast Natonal Bank Is Plaintiff
and Bennie C. Sims Is the Defendant,
I will sell to the hl hest and best bid-
deromfor cas at loe lury kse b
County ludicial Center, 312 NW 3ni
Sre~e0, akeec obee tFLda34 72Maat
2000k~et following des b dd proper-

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Funeral home


reopens; now

under new


management
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A familiar name in Okeechobee, Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematorium is once
again open for business.
The family run funeral home had been
closed since January due to bankruptcy.
On March 11, Tom Conway and Paul
Mitchell, owners of Bass Okeechobee Funer-
al Home along with Mr. Conway's two sons,
b ugchu hbucbuiness antd its ass ps in an aubc
the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court in West
Palm Beach. To acquire the business they
had to outbid a Vero Beach funeral home.
The new owners recently reopened the
funeral home under its old name with the
former employees, who are reported to be
thrilled to be back at work for Buxton.
None of the Buxton family is connected
with the new operation.
"Our main goal is to continue to provide
affordable service to families," said Mr. Con-
""in afounpha xenraiosn fune alu drM cor
ell) andlIhave worked hard to provide good
service to the people of Okeechobee. Now I
look forward to my sons being involved in
Our family business. It's good to know they
will carry on what my family has done for

te hs alash reen .u oto serve ev-
ery family in a professional and caring way
whereby earning their trust," said Mr. Mitch-
ell. "Acquiring the Buxton Funeral Home
will now enable us to expand our service by
offering a spacious comfortable facility with
new and innovated ways to assist families
in coping with their loss and memorializing
their loved one in a special way "

pre aid f nras w th Btnt say nhe ne
management would honor those commit-
ments and cover any shortfalls in funding.
Mr. Mitchell said they wanted to keep the
samen nanmbecaaule of thetBurtn radition
home through several generations.

tinut hoperate Baeb Oke o an Bx-
ton as two separate businesses. However,
Mr. Conway did say that financially it would
make the most sense to operate from one
loc hoConway and Mr. Mitchell also own
Yates Funeral Homes in Fort Pierce and Port
St. Lucie.
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