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day on a felony charge
of child abuse/neglect
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was booked into the
county jail under a bond
of $10,000, but has since
been released on bond.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Eleanor Shepherd
BHR home destroyed by fire
A home in Buckhead Ridge was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon. Accord-
ing to the State Fire Marshall's report, an electrical short started the blaze that
engulfed the Hunter Road residence. The renters, who had just moved in, lost
all of their possessions. Firefighters from Okeechobee County, Lakeport and
Buckhead Ridge assisted in controlling the blaze.
For more on the story, see page 5


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1Man accused

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Inan accused of
battering the 2-year-old
daughter of his girlfriend
is being held without
bond in the Okeechobee
County Jail.
John T. Coleman, 26, John
11.S. 98 N., was arrested Coleman
Thursday, April 29, on
felony charges of aggravated child abuse
and child neglect.
The child's mother--
Arnanda Lynn Ashby-
I1~LHarden, 28, 11.S. 98 N.-


Spring football

practice begins
for Brahmans
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Roughly 40 Okeechobee High School
varsity players hit the field for the first
day of spring football practice Monday at
Okeechobee High School with a couple of
goals in mind.
Offensive Coordinator Jon Enrico said
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Miami woman was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail after she was re-
portedly caught trying to sneak cell phones
and chargers into the Okeechobee Correc-
tional Institute (OCI).
Quanda Nate Flanders, 20, N.W. 27th
Ave., was arrested Sunday, May 2, on a felo-
ny charge of introduction of contraband into
a detention facility. She was booked into the
county jail under a bond of $5,000.
An arrest report by Deputy Brian Cross
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office


(OCSO) stated that Flanders was trying to Sunday's incident apparently has no con-
enter the local prison to visit an inmate, Arni- nection to an incident last month
clious Odom, when she was caught when two OCI guards found 28 cell
with the phones. I L. Phones and chargers hidden behind
The report indicates that OCI a warehouse about 100 yards from
guard Catherine Druckenbrod was the prison's main entrance. An OCI
searching Flanders when she found ,Iinvestigation has turned up no con-
two unidentified objects in the hood nci bte Fadr d h
of the jacket being worn by Flanders. phnetiound be stwe Flandesnte
The guard, along with Duty Warden phonesn foun lath mlonth. Dp
James Licata, found two cell phones Quanda Nate AcodntohelriaDpt-
and charges wrapped in plastic and Flanders ment of Corrections, in fiscal year
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ons. It is a third-degree felony to smuggle a
cell phone or similar portable communica-
tions device into a state prison. A third-de-
gree felony is punishable by up to five years
in prison.
A records check indicates that Odom was
sentenced to 12 years in prison after being
convicted in Miami-Dade County on charges
of possession of a firearm by a convicted fel-
on, attempted second degree murder, flee-
ing and eluding a law enforcement officer,
robbery with a gun and carjacking with a
deadly weapon.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man is being held
in the Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $105,500 after he was arrested
an charges that he molested a 9-year-old

Ramiro Pena, 45, N.W. 39th Circle
was arrested May 3 on felony charges of
lewd and lascivious mo-
lestation (two counts)
and one count of protec-
tion of minors-prohibit-
ing certain acts. He was
also charged with three
counts of contributing to
the delinquency of a mi-
nor, a misdemeanor.
According to an arrest Ramiro
affidavit by Detective Bill Pena
Suggs of the Okeechobee
County Sheniff's Office (OCSO), Pena and
the boy would watch pornography on a
computer. And, while watching the vid-
eos, the man would take down his pants
and place the boy's hand on him, the af-
fidavit stated.
Pena would also touch the boy, said
Detective Suggs.


*Charles W. Buchanan, 57, S.E. 68th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 3, by Deputy
Justin Akins on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation
-drivingt under the influence. He is being held
without bond.
*Anthony Joseph D'agostino, 18, S.E. 38th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 4, by
Deputy Jason Hickman on a charge of grand
theft auto. His bond was set at $2,500.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is welcome
to inform this newspaper. The information
wil be confirmed and printed.


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 De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
*Ramiro Hernandez, 44, N.W. llth Dnive,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 29 by Deputy
tar SiknflSnc i a chargeseof driving under
*Justin Brian Wolf, 21, U.S. 441 N ,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 29 by the'
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a charge
of failure to appear -grand theft. He is being
held without bond.
*Shelly Ann Goist, 39, S.E. 34th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 by Office'.
Chad Troutman on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with dealing in stolen
property. Her bond was set at $25,000.
*Anna Jewel Estrella-Kadlec, 23, S.R. 70 E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 30 by Deputy
Joseph Hall on a charge of aggravated battery.
She was released on her own recognizance.
*Regina Lynn Littleton, 40, N.W. 154th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 1 by Deputy
Thomas Kitchen on a charge of driving under
the influence. Her bond was set at $500.
*Ruben Eric Collins, 35, N.E. llth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 1 by Officer
Chad Troutman on a felony charge of driving
while license suspended -habitual offender. He
was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of
operating a motorcycle without a license. His
bond was set at $3,000.


*Sabrina Diane Watson, 26, N.E. 29th Ter-
race, Okeechobee, was arrested May 1 by Dep-
uty Matthew Crawford on a felony charge of
possession of a controlled substance. She was
also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance not properly
labeled. Her bond was set at $6,000.
*Anthony Todd Summers, 27, S.E. 23rd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 1 by Deputy
Corporal Aric Majere on a Glades County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation
-sale or delivery of a controlled substance (co-
caine) He is aen ,el wthloit g ng .C.

was arrested May 2 by Officer Chad Troutm n
on a charge of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $2,500.
*Leslie Alford Arnold, 69, S.W. Ilth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 2 by Officer
Chad Troutman on a felony charge of posses-
sion of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was
also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of bat-
tery. His bond was set at $2,750.
*Jason Christopher Berry, 24, S.W. Third
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May 3, by
Deputy Marcus Collier on a charge of driving
under the influence. His bond was set at $500.
*Orlando Candida, 24, N.E. 31st Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 3, by Deputy
Cari Arnold on a charge of battery on a preg-
nant woman. His bond was set at $5,000.
*Jank Rios De La Cruz, 15, S.E. 12th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 3, by Officer
Jack Boon on a charge of grand theft. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail then
released into the custody of his mother.


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Letters to the Editor


4 Okeechobee News


May 5, 2010


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ing place. Thanks for participating!

Oil spill
*Seafood will be OFF the menu for the
most part. What is served will be from the
North Atlantic or Pacific waters or imported.
*I just hope they make BP pay for the
cleanup and all associated costs. And they
need to require more safety precautions on
other wells.

Border crossing
*It is absolutely ridiculous to get upset
over a law enforcing officer to be able to ask
for ID. Do you not have to present your ID
everywhere you go here? Write a check? Let
me see your ID! Buy smokes? Let me see
your ID? Alcohol? Let me see your ID? Get
pulled over, you better have your ID or you
will get a ticket for it! I hope they pass the
same law here in Florida!
*The Mexicans and their employers liked
to say that they took jobs American work-
ers wouldn't do. Maybe American workers,
out of jobs, and out of unemployment con-
pensation have a different attitude now. It's
true that today's generation of youth think
tnhe ob rhhtote> swr kt d)< trp.In yf I1y s
running the bagger on the combine or tying
bales on the baler. Due to the advancements
in the farrn machinery, a lot of the need for
manual labor doesn't exist anymore. Still
there is need for different kinds of work.
*Many Arnerican's had gotten spoiled
during the better times of this country due
to the abundance of jobs. However, we are
in different times, and it is possible that the
same people that would not accept a job
driving a tractor in the groves, or planting
trees in the groves before, just might now
to put food on the table for their families.
People will either work or they will starve
because our government will not be able to
foot the bill for the unemployed forever. Re-
ality has got to set in, and when it does, we
need those jobs for our citizens.


*If we really don't have enough work-
ers, then set up a guest worker program and
allow in enough to meet the need. But un-
documented people should not be allowed
in the country. The threat of terrorism is too
high to let people just corne and go across
the borders.
*Imagine, for a nornent, that most ter-
rorists have had red hair. Now, imagine that
you have red hair. Now, imagine that every
tune you get in your car, every tune you en-
ter a store, every time you go to the movies,
every time you stop for gas, any time you
do anything outside of your horne, you get
stopped and asked for papers, JUST because
you have red hair -- no other reason. That is
profiling. That is what you are wishing on
all legal citizens that might have a Hispanic
appearance, even though they might not be
Hispanic and even if they have been loyal US
citizens for 10 generations! The ONLY rea-
son they would continually get stopped in
Arizona is because sorne Bubba cop thinks
they look like a Mexican! All the time -- for
absolutely no other reason.
*I believe that we need to be steadily
deporting those who should not be here,
and due to the lack of manpower, so many
chances are missed to do so, i.e., court hear-
ings for driving without licenses, DUls, do-
rnestic violence cases, etc.. Unfortunately,
until we secure our border we are going
to continue to experience the same prob-
lern over and over again. I do believe that
amnesty was granted to a huge number
of illegals in the 80s when the government
thought they were going to be able to have
a better control over irnrigration, however'
we are in the sarne position again. I think it
is time for drastic measures concerning the
border. I'rn all for the military being on the
border with orders to shoot anyone that at-
tempts to enter.

Two-year-old beaten
*We must all continue to pray for the
baby and the family... However, especially
close to my heart are the investigators, crirne
scene and all the law enforcement person-
nel involved. They see and hear and have to
write down the horrible details of this hor-
rific crime. Then they go horne to their loved
ones to hold then. Pray that God gives then
all an extra measure of strength and grace to
get through this case to its conclusion.


Kiwanis Club says thankS
The Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee would
like to express our deep appreciation for the
cornrunity support in making our 38th An-
nual Pancake Breakfast a success.
Your continued support enables our club
to continue serving the youth of our cornru-
nitgtr ougha >doa sip~s,rmltinpl sc olo
other youth events.
We especially want to thank: Cowboy's
Restaurant for the use of their restaurant, Ha-
zellief Groves for the delicious orange juice
the Methodist Church as a second location
for serving not only their nernbers but the
cornrunity as well, Larson Dairy for the 800
lbs. of sausage, the Okeechobee Intensive
Halfway House Students for their assistance,
and the Okeechobee High School Key Club
Members for their assistance.
We would also like to thank the count-
less companies and individuals that donated
prizes for the Easter Egg baskets! This year
we served around 699 meals! This cornru-
nity's support of our organization makes all
the hard work worthwhile. We look forward
to seeing everyone again next year!
Again, we thank all of you for making this
event possible.
Okeechobee Kiwanis Club

Thanks for

making a difference
The Real Life Children's Ranch annual
fundraiser golf tournament was a huge suc-
far as Jacksonville and Miarni, as well as


Inany hometown golfers took a "swing" at
helping abused, abandoned and neglected
children by playing in the tournament host-
ed by the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club. With a score of 54, first place went
to tearn nernbers, Bruce Cannon, Randy
Huckabee, Adarn White, and Billy White.
With a score of 61, second place went to the
tearn sponsored by Frank Irby and included
tearn nernbers Tirn Gray, Tyler Platt, Cody
Stephen and Mike Watson. The "Closest to
the Pin" contests were won by James Beville
and Steve Sweet. The most accurate, "Clos-
est to the Line" contest was won by Teresa
Chandler. A delicious lunch was provided by
the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club. A
special thank you to Bill Casian for all of his
time, dedication and hard work to make this
tournament a success! Real Life Children's
Ranch would like to thank the following
businesses and individuals for their support:
Custom Graphics & Signs, Platt Chiropractic
Clinic PA, Okeechobee News, Robin Tech-
nologies, Okeechobee Pennysaver, PMK
Securities and Research, Inc., Seacoast
National Bank Testimony Tee's USA, Wern-
Iner Farnily Orthodontics, Alan Jay Lincoln/
Mercury, Wal-Mart, Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, WOKC, Publix, Waste Man-
agernent, Horne Depot, Mike Jones Guide
Service, Okeechobee County Sheriff's De-
partrnent, Raulerson Hospital, Five Guys,
Fifth St. Pharmacy, Office Bar & Grill, First
Assembly Fort Pierce, Riverside Bank, Better
Business Solutions, Bruce Horner Insurance
Agency, Bill Casian, Frank Irby, Frank Alto-
bello Jeff Fadley, P.A., Jpohn T. Kennedy, P.A.

Real Life Children's Ranch


Special to the Okeechobee News
Real Life Children's Ranch annual golf tournament was a success thanks to the
players, sponsors and donors.


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Renters lose possessions to fire on move-in day


comfort kids and three days of lodging. Red
Cross volunteers on the scene were Chuck
and Karen Parker from Okeechobee. These
individuals are members of the Okeechobee
Red Cross Disaster Action Team, a group of
specially trained volunteers who respond
to the scene of a local disaster when called
upon at any time of the day or night.
Okeechobee County firemen also extin-
guished a fire to a 1999 RV mobile home on
Friday afternoon at 14000 N.W. 240th Street,
paramedic Justin Hazellief said. About
$5,000 in property damage was reported.
Firemen were on the scene for about 90
minutes. Three units and six firemen and
volunteers battled the blaze. The cause was
under investigation. The RV was owned by
Robert Lathero of Fellsmere. There were no
injuries reported.
If you would like to help the Red Cross
provide help those in need, call the Okeecho-
bee Red Cross at 863-763-2488.

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will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The yard
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A Buckhead Ridge residence was ruled
a total loss after a Saturday afternoon fire
that was battled by firemen from Lakeport
Buckhead Ridge and Okeechobee. '
Firemen responded just before 1 p.m. to
1138 Hunter Road and found the trailer fully
involved, according to Okeechobee Fire Res-
cue paramedic Chris Douglas. Five units and
eight firemen were on the scene for close to


two hours battling the blaze.
Firemen placed the estimate of damage
at $90,000 for the structure and $5,000 for
the contents inside.
Glades County EMS Director Bob Jones
said the mobile home had been vacant for
about three or four months and the rent-
ers had turned the breakers on when they
moved in. He said it's believed there was an
electrical short and the fire started a wall and
chair ablaze and quickly spread throughout
the home.


"The home was a total loss, and the elec-
tric short was ruled the cause by the State
Fire Marshall," he added.
Firemen moved quickly to protect nearby
structures. There was some heat damage to
two structures, one on the north side, and
one on the south side. There was no report
of any injuries.
The Okeechobee Red Cross responded to
the emergency, helping to coordinate emer-
gency aid for the two adult residents. The Red
Cross provided food, clothing, smoke soap,


electrical tape so it wouldn't split, stated the
detective.
At some point, Ashby-Harden told Cole-
man to "... stop spanking her child. John
promised to stop and the bruise healed,"
wrote Detective Lowe.
Apparently Coleman kept his promise
for about a week, indicated the detective.
On this occasion he spanked the girl with
his bare hand and hit her to the point that
her entire buttocks were bruised, Detective
Lowe's report stated.
The OCSO detective also detailed inci-
dences where Coleman would make the 2
year old ... stand in the corner on one leg
as punishment ... ." Then, if the girl would
put her foot on the floor, Coleman would re-
portedly yell at her and "smack or pop" her
in the back of the head with an open hand,
continued Detective Lowe.
If the toddler soiled her diaper, Coleman
would take the diaper off and smear her face
with it, said Detective Lowe. He would then
make her wait for approximately a minute
before taking her to the shower. Once in
the shower, the detective's report stated that
Coleman would direct the shower head di-
rectly into the child's face.
Detective Lowe's report went on to state
that when Ashby-Harden found out that
Coleman was rubbing her daughter's face
with the filthy diapers, she reportedly said:
"At least he's not spanking her anymore."
On another occasion, continued the re-
port, Coleman "snatched" the child out of
the bath tub by her left arm because she was
screaming and hit her in the mouth with his
hand. Detective Lowe stated that the blow
split the child's lip.


During his questioning of Coleman, De-
tective Lowe said the man blamed Ashby-
Harden's 4-year-old son for the little girl's
injuries.
Detective Farless said the alleged abuse of
the little girl went on for about six weeks.
"Her mother had knowledge (of the
abuse)," said Detective Farless, but she did
not report it.
The detectives became aware of the
abuse after a concerned party contacted the
Department of Children and Families (DCF).
DCF representatives, along with OCSO Dep-
uty Sarah Green, then went to the home and
demanded to see the baby.
Detective Lowe's report states that the
child would not wake up for the deputy
and DCF officials and was unresponsive, so
emergency medical personnel were called
to the home. They then transported her to
the hospital.
According to the report, the child was
rendered unconscious because Coleman
had thrown her into the air and her head
struck a wooden beam in the center of the
ceiling. When Coleman caught the child she
was unconscious and "limp in his arms," in-
dicated the arrest report. Coleman allegedly
put the unconscious child in bed, which is
where authorities later found the unrespon-
sive child.
Detective Lowe said the girl's brother
had no signs of abuse, and neither child was
sexually abused.
The detective said Coleman, who is un-
employed, has a criminal history that in-
cludes an arrest on charges of grand theft
and conspiracy to commit grand theft in
North Florida.


"We have the same offense we just want
different results. Towards the end of last
year we started to pick things up. We hope
to make things more exciting this year," he
added.
Enrico said competition should be good
for the kids and could bring the best out
in them this year. He said a number of the
quarterback candidates are good athletes
who could potentially play other positions
on the team.
In the backfield the job of running back
appears to be wide open. Candidates in-
clude hold over Ronald Jackson, Teronte
Files and Joey Santibanez. Marcus Martin,
last year's starter, has a knee injury that has
slowed him this spring. Washington could
also be in the mix for time at tail back if he
doesn't win the signal caller's job.
The offensive line includes four returning
starters. Benjamin Estey is the veteran leader


of that group. Thor Harden and Jonathan
Kemp also return and are expected to play
well this year. Enrico said a number of junior
varsity linemen from 2009 could also com-
pete for jobs this year.
Alonzo Coleman figures to be the starter
at tight end.
Wide receiver figures to be a position of
strength as starters Lavonte Spivey, and Au-
keemian Mills return. Frank could also see
time at wide out.
Enrico said spring practice will be used
to have kids learn their responsibilities on
each play and simply to get better. "Last year
we were just scratching the surface. Rome
wasn't built in a day. We're still in the build-
ing process," he said.
Enrico will get help on the offense from
line coach Bubba Harden, and wide receiver
coach Melissa Tomlinson.


SABU E
Continued From Pagfe 1
Detective Ted Van Deman of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said the
girl has been taken out of the pediatric inten-
sive care unit at St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach.
"Her improvements have been slow in
coming, and her improvement is miniscule,"
he said. "She's not out of the woods yet."
According to Detective Rosemary Farless
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) the child was taken to St. Mary's
Hospital with numerous injuries including:
bleeding in her brain; bruising to both the
left and right sides of her brain; bilateral reti-
nal bleeding; an impact fracture to her right
elbow; ligament injuries to her neck; and, a
multitude of bruising to her face and body.
An arrest report by OCSO Detective Bryan
Lowe stated that Ashby-Harden and Cole-
man have been in a relationship for about
a year and were living together. Coleman
would care for the girl and 4-year-old broth-
er while Ashby-Harden was at work.
Detective Lowe's report describes the dif-
ferent ways in which the toddler was abused
by Coleman that included her being spanked
with a paint stick, made to stand on one le8
in a corner and having her face smeared
with soiled diapers.
The report denotes incidences in which
the girl was spanked so violently with a paint
stick that the child's buttocks were bruised,
even though she was wearing a diaper. The
end of the paint stick was wrapped with


0HS

Continued From Page 1
the goal this year is to fine tune their offense,
refresh the kid's memories on the play book,
and to work on timing, and execution.
Okeechobee will have nine starters back
on offense this year and that should mean
a better offense than the unit that struggled,
especially in the first half of last year's win-
less season.
"We hope to work on timing, have run-
ning backs hit the right holes, work on wide
receiver routes, and have a better passing
game in terms of timing," Enrico said.
Quarterbacks Jack Radebaugh, D.J.
Washington, Cade Stokes, Kolby Frank and
Jesse Thomas were all expected to get reps
this spring. Enrico said no one has the start-
ing job locked up.





Obituaries


Annetta Leverett Hardy, 53
OKEECHOBEE -Annetta Leverett H~ardy, 53,
of Okeechobee, passed away at her residence

oh~ep ws8b20rn0.in Reddick. Annetta completed
her primary and secondary education in the
public schools of
Marion county.1 o
D i. 1..---- 28
years ago from Oca-
la. She was a mem-
ber of New St.
Stephens A.M.E.
Church in Okeecho-
bee and served there
as a member of the
choir and deaconess ,
board. She was em-
ployed with
the i..l.l.-School Board as a
bus driver for 9 years.
Annetta was preceded in death by her parents,
Chester Marshall Leverett Sr., and Lucille Sher-
man Leverett; a brother, Donald R Leverett; and
a sister, Louise Leverett.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis N. Hardy
Sr.; two sons, Corey Hardy and Curtis N. Hardy,

H rdy oalldo Ohk schoe ;twoardbotahneds,I Rb
Leverette of Tampa, and Chester Leverett Jr. of
Ocala; four sisters, Helen Overstreet of Reddick,
Estell Lecorn of Santos, her twin sister, Juanita
Crenshaw and Victoria Butler, both of Ocala;
and eight grandchildren.
Visitation and Memorial Service will be from 5
to 8 p.m., today, May 5, at First Missionary Bap-
tist Church in ci.. . 1..l. d ~ with Rev. Pauline G.
Livatt officiating. A homegoing service will be
from 2 p.m., Saturday, May 8, at Greater Hope-
well Missionary Baptist Church in Ocala, with
Reverend Richard Howard, Sr., Intern Pastor/Of-
ficialting. Burial will follow at Burel Cemetery in

Arrangements have been entrusted to
Thorne's Mortuary of Stuart.
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ary~com and at listseheavencalled.com.


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Kenneth'Kenny' McBride Jr.
OKEECHOBEE -Kenneth 'Kenny' McBride Jr.
was born on June 23, 1984, in Sebring, Florida
to the late Loretta Jones and Kenneth McBride,

Kenny attended Okeechobee High School
where he graduated in 2002.
iHis pho~bblies included: music, wrestling, mak-
dancing and talking
on the phone.
On April 25, 2010,
Kenneth McBride, Jr.
was called from this
life to a place of rest
that our heavenly Fa-
ther has prepared
for him. He was pre-
ceded in death by
his parents, Loretta
Jones and Kenneth
McBride, Sr. and grandparents, Henry Green, Jr.
and Lynell Allen.
Surviving to cherish his precious memories are
loving grandparents, Sarah McBride of Okee-
chobee and Dallas Jones (Kathy Brazilio) of Fort
Pierce; a caring brother, Cornelius Jones of
ci... l I.l . six sisters, Meagan, Appolonia, Sy-
dMearidelon s, Corn lia Ash anndKe nha
McBride of South Bay; a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews and other loving family mem-
bers and friends.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, May 7,
2010, at Buxton Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Church
of the Nazarene with Minister Wells and Bishop
Maurice Alexander officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the e.... i l~. ..i. at www~bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
cre otoBass OCkee~choeeS Fnerkl He hoean
34972.


Glenna O'Connor Wilkinson, 93
OKEECHOBEE -Glenna O'Connor Wilkin-
son, age 93, of Okeechobee, passed away May

2S~h~elwat aulrn Jn H25spi 1916, in Frostproof to
Clarence and Mammie Daye. She was a beauti-
cian for about 52 years in Palm Beach. She
came to (li.1..1- -- l d~ two and a half years ago.
She loved gardening and golf.
Mrs. Wilkinson is survived by her son, Michael
G. O'Connor; two granddaughters, Cindy O'Con-
nor and Candy Burke; three great-grandchil-

drn, oal efi~i~~~ alnodp erhsuer oand


Friends may sign the cll. i l~. ..i. at www.bas-

sol ar gm cnt are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
regmatory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FI
34972

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Alvina Frances Severt Buehler
OCALA -Alvina Frances Severt Buehler, died
at 11:30 a.m. on May 3, 2010, at Hawthorne Vil-
lage Nursing Home in Ocala.
She was born, March 26, 1917, in St. Henry,
Ohio, to Anthony Herman and Catherine Ann
(Puthoff) Severt.
She was preceded
in death by hus-
band, Walter John
Buehler son Ja
ceorge rrsoBuarnees
daughter-in-law,
Maxine (Newland)
Buehler; and grand-
B ghee 1 Melissa
An uher.
She is survived by
daughter, Betty Jane
Peters (Tom)

Bephler (ianet)O o adi oville, Thennn.;Edda rhd
ter, Kathryn Ann Donegan (Dan) of Morriston;
son, William Lewis Buehler (Kelly) of Ocala; 18
grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren ; and a sister, Irma
Rammel of Englewood, Ohio.
A special thanks to all her friends and caretak-
ers at Hawthorne Village Assisted Living, Haw-
thorne Village Rehab and Marion County
Hospice nurses for taking such good care of our
loved one.
Viewing will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 7,
at the Buxton Funeral Home, 110 NE 5th Street,
SOakteechobee.t S Funeral MassC whlo b C9h n
701 SW 6th Street, Okeechobee. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery, ci., . 1..1 '~ ~
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-




OKE CH BhEbo CcTi5Rathbone, age 75, of
Okeechobee and Pompano Beach passed away
April 30, 2010
He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Haywood
County, N.C., to William and Maude Rathbone.
Mr. Rathbone was a vending technician having
come to Okeechobee in 1988. He was a mem-
ber of the Moose Club in ci.. il. l. He en-


Mr. Rahbn issrie yhswf f

pano Beach; two brothers, Claude Rathbone of
Clemmons, N.C., and Julius Rathbone of Edge-
water, Fla.; two sisters, Jeanette Farmer of
Winston Salem, N.C., and Billie Sue Shore of
Lei ton aNem; Nmother, Mauder lhoidereof
Hannah and Savannah Jacobs.
No services will be held.
Friends may sign the e.... i l~. ..i. at www.bas-

Arrangements by Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okee-
chobee, FI 34972.


Community Events

Crochet, crochet, crochet
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dayB a e5 atnidgea Cre uoc hea indg
Moose Lodge. Call Bonnie 863-357-1556.

Hospice to host special
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Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE 4th
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7, from
8 a.m. until noon. Specialty items at this
sale are: nice children's clothes and furni-
ture. We have NEW ITEMS galore offered at
extremely reasonable prices. Funds raised
will benefit patient care, including services
at The Hamrick Home. For information call
863-467-2321.

Elks hold reorganization
meeting
Current, past, new members and can-
didates are invited to an Elk Lodge reorga-
nization meeting to be held at Good Spirits

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YarY Sale to benefit
Martha's House
Martha's House is having a HUGE yard
sale on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have a wide se-
lection of new and gently used clothing and
shoes. Shoppers can also browse through a
se 10tin of inens, ril --brac books and


Eagles hold steak night
On Friday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. the Frater-
nal Order of Eagles, #4137, will hold their
Steak Night including steak, salad, baked
potato or sweet potato, garlic bread and
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Eagles holding
Diana Peters benefit
Cypress Hut Eagles is having a pajama
party to benefit Diana Peters for her medical



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the Peters benefit on May 8. Contact Lor-
raine or Rhonda at 863-467-1154.

Gang Free 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.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The National Day of Prayer
will be held on the lawn of the
Okeechobee County Courthouse
at noon on Thursday, May 6.
Members of the Okeechobee
Ministerial Association will offer
prayers for our local, state and na-
tional leaders. The Kiwanis Club
will furnish a free lunch to all who
attend.
Grace Brethren Church,


call Gabrielle Velie at 863-532-8546
or 863-3573053.
Pentecostals of Okeechobee,
405 S.W. 10th Ave., will have a yard
sale to benefit the youth department
beginning 8 a.m. on Saturday, May
SThe children of Peace Lutheran
Church Sunday School,750 N.W.
23rd Lane, invite all women to a
special Mother's Day Tea on Sunday,
May 9 at 9:15 a.m. Bring your favor
ite tea cup. A light breakfast will be
served. Peace Lutheran's branch of


701 S. Parrott Ave., will have a free family movie
night on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The movie "Ad-
dress Unknown" featuring Kyle Howard, Johna
Stewart, Corbin Allred and Patrick Renna brings
together teenagers with a tragic common bond
that leads to friendship and adventure.
The youth of Haven of Rest Church will
have a car wash and bake sale on Saturday,
May 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Beef O'Brady's. This is
a fundraiser for 2010 Radical Remnant Youth
Camp June 14-18 at Camp Denton. For more
information on the fundraiser or youth camp


Thrivent will sponsor a lunch and informative
program on identity theft on May 16 at noon.
Reservations are required. Call the church of-
fice, 863-763-5042 if you wish to attend. The
Youth of Peace Lutheran are planning a canoe
trip down the Peace River on June 5. All youth,
family and friends are invited to participate. Call
863-7653-5042 for more information.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail
okeenewsenewszap.com.


Indian Riove State College announces
this Spring's graduates from Okeechobee
County:
Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
2010: Joshua Bryan Chapman, Randi Lyn
Davis, Melinda Jane Hall, Brett A. Quinlin,
Diane Timmerman Warnell.
Lisa Msae T s drmnr nSeony eD r 0*
Bailey, Luis Alberto Barrera, Causetta Loray
Bass, Shalina M. Betts, Hannah Kay Bishop,
James William Black, Sheila Joann Leach
Bradley, Annie Elizabeth Burney, William
Roy Chambers, Marilyn Cordero, Vanessa
Marie Gammill, Angelica Maria Garcia, Kath-
ryn Elaine Golden, Jessica L. Hartis, Morgan
Denise Hord, Patricia Ervin Kennedy, Aaron
Arthur Kinty, Mariela U. Leal, Brittany JoAnn
Morrison,LLynase Jean O'Ber Ermly aGrace
Lillana Joann Reyez, Deann Suzann Rhoden,
Jenny Rebecca Rodgers, Daisy Mae Samuel,
Elidad Santibanez, Cynthia Ann Seville, Win-
di-Jean Michelle Smith, Stephanie Dawn
Stone, Jessica Marie Tyre, Jessica Ann Wil-
derman, Lynsey Brooke Wright.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
2010: JoAnne Carter, Janet L. Faulkner,
Charlene White Haynes, Johnny A. Henry
Jr., Antonio G. Navarrete, Christina Brewer
Perry, Brian S. Rabinovitz.
Associate in Arts Degree 2010: Katie
Michele Ammons, Alfonso Arana, Maximi-
ano Ayala, Rebecca Rose Barnes, Richard
E. Barnes III, Francena Blair, Luke Thurston
Blomberg, Elizabeth Ann Bonnell, Jessica
Lauren Bradley, April Michelle Brazil, Rachel
Nicole Bningger, Jacqueline Harvey Bryant'
Kelly Manie Buchanan, Ashley Len Bulger,
Nicole C. Burney, Jamie Marie Burnham, Ar-
mando Castaneda, William Roy Chambers,
Sherrie Michelle Chapman, Rachel Leigh
Chappell, Allissa Danielle Childs, Mark Clark,
Alisha Betty Jean Claxton, Sue Crawford Cle-
ments, David Hubert Coffman, Katrina B.
Cook, Brittny Anne Cutler, Ciara D. Delagall,


Christopher Justin Douglas, Andrea Denise
Duenas, Trent Wayne Duke, Robert Paul El-
lis, Rex Clifton Erwin Jr., Rachel Beth Fairch-
ild, Cooper Evan Ferrell, Marie Figueroa,
Ryan Layne Fulford, Vanessa Marie Gammill,
Leticia Garcia, Uriel Garcia, Zachary Adam
Garner, Kathryn Elaine Golden, Jesus Gon-
zales, Kiersten Joy Griffith, Linda D. Hale,
Melissa Anne Harden, Kyrstin Richelle Har-
graves, Weston Basil Harvey, Kristen Marie
Hilliard, Samantha Ashley Hodges, Jeremy R.
Hoglo, Mary Virginia Huddleston, Aaron C.
Huggins, Nereida Jannett Jackson, Matthew
Gerard Jansen, Candace Leigh Jaquith, Lisa
Slay Jarriel, Nicholas Roger Jones, Kathy Jo
Kelly, Carole Gilliam Kitchen, Amy E. Lam-
berti, Nathan G. Lea, Eric Allan Lodge, Anna
I. LuoM J Iat~hnkE~dwi nMM list r, Ca d
Ranea Miller, Donald Kelly Mohr, Shaun Mi-
chael Morgan, Cassie Nicole Murphy, Chris-
topher Robert Neal, Patrick Joseph Neal,
Robert Edward Neal, Megan Alana Nelson,
Scott Christopher Nichols, Rebecka Louise
Nicoll, Jeremiah Edward Payne, Logan Hunt
Perry, Carri I. Pippin, James Wesley Platt,
Brooke Ragamat, Brittany Leigh Read, Ash-
ley Kristen Roberson, Lacy Michelle Rock,
Amanda Lynn Rodriguez, Lindsey A. Rucks,
Luis Gabriel Ruiz, Ashley Nichole Sapp,
Kristina Danniel Silva, Kiera Ann Simmons,
Kelley E. Smiley, Amanda Ruby Smith, Zack
Jared Smith, David Justin Stiles, Joseph M.
Szentmartoni, Emily N. Taylor, Amanda Ma-
rie Van Gorder, Rachel Louise Vickers, Mi-
chael Logan Webb, Ashley Michelle Welch,
Megan Leanne Whipple, Beth Ann White,
Samantha Channing Williams, Elizabeth A.
Wilson, Kristen N. Wilson, Manal I. Yamin,
Hanxo Trent You.
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Cort Durant Claypool, Jennifer Marquis, Kel-
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Special to the Okeechobee News/CES
Central Students of the Week
Central Elementary students of the week for April 19, included: kindergarten
students, Blake Hollister, Pedro Santiago, Marysa Farmer, Anthony Boswell,
Benjamin Shirley, Jaidyn Deck; first graders, Yamila Lopez, Alayla Barrett,
Seena Fawzy, LaDarian Jones, Austin Suarez, Juan Seca; second grade
students, Megan Jones, Jonny Mejia, Brook Watford, Vincent Hetrick, Itzel
Guereca, Edmundo Cruz; third graders, Qwanaza Dingle, Alec Muller, Zamir
Duran, Erin Rodriguez, Gage Ingram; fourth graders, Megan Hargraves, Car-
men Coreas, Ashley Cheney, Luis Rodriguez, Jaylen Boswell, Jacaira Gutier-
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Osceola Middle School recognized the Students of the Week for April 19-
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to step up to the plate! Go Warriors! From left to right are: Bethany Stu-
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Bed bugs are back. The small, reddish
brown insects are popping up in places all
over the country. While often presumed to
indicate poor sanitation or bad housekeep-
ing practices, bed bugs can show up any-
where, from the best kept house to a five-
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says people can take steps to ensure they
don't bring the pests into their houses.
"Bed bugs infest places where people
sleep and live, and all they need is to get in
the door to get established," Mr. Bronson
said. "We want people to be aware that they
are out there and be careful while traveling
so that they don't bring them back home."
Once established, bed bugs can be hard
to control and can cause a lot of emotional
distress to their victims. Bed bugs are not
known to carry or spread disease, but the
fact that their only food is blood means they
need to be avoided and controlled when
present. "They attack people when they are
the most vulnerable and where people usu-
ally feel the safest, while at home trying to
enjoy a restful night's sleep," Mr. Bronson
said. "They make people feel uncomfort-
able, and the fact that they can be difficult to
control makes it worse."
To avoid bringing bed bugs home, the
Department recommends the following:
*Do a quick check for bed bugs when
you are traveling and staying in hotels or
other guest accommodations.
*Adult bed bugs are between the size of


a matchhead and a pencil eraser. Nymphal
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bed bugs by removing the mattress cover
before using. Typical signs are dark spots on
the edges or sides of mattresses, or the bed
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the bed, headboards, and nearby couches
and chairs. Bed bugs may also be found har-
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Put luggage in the closet or bathroom to
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hotel operator or guest house manager.
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immediately remove clothes from luggage
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If you sustain any bed bug bites, don't
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allergic reactions are relatively rare. Check
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any home and report to the property man-


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rise dramatically," Appelbaum said. "Public
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priority."
The Corps is working closely with other
agencies to continually monitor conditions
in the lake and the estuaries. Conditions
are wet throughout most of the Kissim-
mee-Oke echob ee-Everglades watershed,
and there is no significant storage capacity
available in other parts of this watershed. If
significant rainfall occurs, modifications to
releases may be required. The Corps will
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District and other affected agencies, local
governments and stakeholders.
dat more informal onO we elevnel
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May 5, 2010


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District began increasing releases
from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosa-
hatchee and St. Lucie estuaries at 7 a.m. on
May 3.
With Monday's lake level at 15.11 feet
NGVD and the wet season only a few weeks
away, the goals of this release are to lower
the lake's water level as quickly as allowed
under the 2008 Lake Okeechobee Regula-
tion Schedule (2008 LORS), thereby provid-
ing storage for future rain and storm events;
(reduce the potential for an unsafe build-up
of pressure on the Herbert Hoover Dike;
and reduce the probability of detrimental
ecological conditions in the lake that could


cause more serious impacts to the lake and
estuaries in the future.
The target flow to the Caloosahatchee
Estuary is an average flow not to exceed
4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), measured
at Moore Haven Lock and Dam (S-77). The
target flow to the St. Lucie Estuary is an aver-
age flow not to exceed 1,800 efs, measured
at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam (S-80). Water
managers may make releases in either con-
stant or pulse-like patterns. Engineers and
scientists will continue to closely monitor
and assess system conditions. To significant-
ly decrease the lake level, however, these re-
leases will likely continue well into the wet
season.


"For the past couple of months we've tried
hard to keep releases to the estuaries low.
We were well aware of the potential harm
those freshwater releases could cause," said
Stu Appelbaum, Jacksonville District deputy
for Restoration Program Management. "Un-
fortunately, we're running out of room for
more water in the lake and the lake's ecol-
ogy is badly threatened. We really want to
get the lake level down because we're clos-
ing in on what is likely to be an unusually
wet storm season."
The Corps strives to maintain lake levels
between 12.5 and 15.5 feet NGVD. At the be-
ginning of the wet season, the preferred lake
level is near the lower end of the manage-
ment range, about 12.5 feet, to allow capac-

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high end of that range and is expected to ex-
ceed 15.5 feet if the Corps does not make
releases.
arAskthetloakp oltv tnc la es, pr autions
of dike inspections increases. The Corps
has already begun inspecting specific areas
of the dike. At 15.5 feet, the Corps begins
weekly inspections, and at 16.5 feet, the
Corps initiates daily inspections. It is essen-
tial to initiate a sustained downward trend
in the lake level, especially when predictions
are for a hurricane season of above-average
activity.
"Given that we're entering the wet sea-
son, we're uncomfortably close to the high
end of our management range. All it takes


anwt buocatsr ,onavi{ around water cn-
the Upper Chain of Lakes to Lake Okeecho-
bee. Their purpose is purely navigational.
Closing them will have no effect on water
flow or flood protection.
Boaters and outdoor enthusiasts will still
be able to access the restored Kissimmee
River at various locations, such as the Istok-
poga Canal Boat Ramp Area near the border
between Highlands and Okeechobee coun-
ties. Accessing the river from the Istokpoga
Canal, boaters can travel between S-65A
and S-65D, which includes about 24 miles
of restored river channel and about 14 miles
of the channelized Kissimmee River.
The District is placing signs at the locks
and at boat ramps throughout the Kissim-
mee Basin to notify boaters of the planned
renovations.
The navigational lock refurbishment
work is part of an ongoing effort to main-
tain and upgrade the infrastructure of the
Central and Southern Florida Project, a
massive system of flood control works au-
thorized by the U.S. Congress in 1948. Five
years ago, the SFWMD established a 50-year
operations and maintenance plan to ensure
regular, timely maintenance of the aging
system.
For more information about the tem-
porary lock closures, please contact the
Orlando Service Center at 407-858-6100 or
the Okeechobee Service Center at 863-462-
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Six-month effort will ensure
lOcks will still deliver safe
reliable service to boaterS

Nearly 50 years after going into service,
the navigation locks in the Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes and the Kissimmee River will un-
dergo complete renovation this year. The
improvements will modernize the locks and
make them suitable for many more decades
of safe and reliable service.
Beginning May 17, the South Florida
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S-65D navigation locks in Lake Tohopeka-
liga, Lake Kissimmee and the Kissimmee
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the temporary inconveniences that the work
will place on the boating public. However,
by refurbishing all the locks at the same
time, we will save $480,000 in taxpayer dol-
lars and complete the entire project without
even more prolonged disruptions."
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concrete work, paint, utilities and mecha-
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Jensen Beach takes regional softball semifinal


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
One of the most difficult things to do in
sports is defeat a good team three times in
Sowb landuOket hobeeFHidgh Scho 1 d
they fell to Jensen Beach 2-1 in the Regional
Semifinal game held in Okeechobee.
The pitchers duel came down to one mis-
take by Okeechobee in the top of the 10th
inning as Jensen scored the winning run on
a stolen base and a throwing error.
Jensen Beach (23-7) moved into the
Regional Final game played Tuesday night
against Cardinal Gibbons of Fort Lauderdale.
Okeech eae nd d teir sdeasen at 22-P rer
pitched outstanding games for their teams.
Okeechobee took the early lead in the first
as Naomi Stevens dropped a single into right
field, moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt'
and another base on a fielder's choice, and
scored on an infield out by Megan Clements.
Okeechobee had another chance to score
in the second as they loaded the bases on
a single by Taylor Kinman, a single by Em-
ily McCullough and a walk to Stevens. With
two outs Okeechobee players misconstrued
the ball and strike count and thought Ashtyn
Brown had worked out a walk to force
home a run. However, it was only ball three
and the runner was thrown out at third base
for the final out.
Jensen Beach tied the score in the top
of the fifth as Emma Haley and Lauren Gor-
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home a run with a single to left.
After the second inning Okeechobee had
very few scoring opportunities. Clements
singled and LeAnna Cotton walked in the
third but both runners were left stranded.
C uthne Wil on hit a two outadouble in the
Okeechobee also had several outstand-
ing defensive plays in the game by Victoria
Blevins in center field, Taylor Kinman in left
field and Naomi Stevens at short stop.
The winning run scored in the third extra
inning when Gordetski barely beat out an in-
field hit. Kristen Moon walked and with two
outs Gordetski attempted to steal third and
the throw went into left field.
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IN THE CORCI OTR T TOF TH1 ONEENT C U CINA CIRCUIT


WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR RMAC REMIC TRUST,
SERIES 2009- 9,
Plaintff,
VS.
CHARLES E. BYERS II, et. al.
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES E. BYERS II
Whose residence Is: 30760 NE 21ST WAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34972
TO: PAMELA M. BYERS
Whose residence Is: 30760 NE 21ST WAY, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34972
If alive, and If dead, all parties claiming interest b through, under or
a alnst CHARLES E. BYERS II; PAMELA M. BYERS and allepsamtes having or
climn Eto h~ave aEny nghtt,a Ieronnt rrest Irn e oepr poert oecd dh rinfo-
lowing descrbed property:
EXHIBIT"A
A parcel of land lying In the Southwest 1/4 of Secton 11, Township 34
South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida. Being more particularly
dCC mencifoll ate South 1/4 of said Secton 11, according to the Plat of
the Townsite of Fort Drum, as recorded In Plat Book 2, page 43, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Marked by a one Inch Iron pipe,
bear South 89 degrees 42 feet 56 Inches West, a distance of 162.76 feet to
intersect a curve to the left, on the North R/W of State Road 15-C, having a
radius of 1943.08 feet, thence Weshrly along the are of said curve a dis-
tance of 315.73 feet to the Point of Tangency of said curve; thence bear
North 89 degrees 53 feet 46 Inches East, a distance of 161.80 feet; thence
bear North 01degree 54 feet 46 Inches East, a distance of 1151.54 feet for
the Point of Beginning: thence continue along afore described line a dis-
tance of 152.00 feet; thence bear South 89 degrees 55 feet 19 Inches West,
aW dtanc sof e680801 fe thec bereSot Noreg~ree 54r 5et46 Inh
Inches East, a distance of 268.80 feet to the hoint Of Beginning. Also de-
scried a Souh 12
srLo 23, unrecorded plat of Fort Drum Grovethes. Suh1
GlBsein l ada Ate ame prem ses cod dedt fmN elahb Gas~s5tol9D~ani
wh dee hl a d El saeh Gre is cnveedea frm eaniel Glass and Letha A.
Glass, husband and wife to Ell]ah Glass by quit claim deed dated 23rd day
of July, 1993 to which reference Is here made to aid In this descripton and
for all purposes.
INDEX: Section 11, Township 34 South, Range 35 East
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOL-
LOWS: MAKE: BAY MANOR YEAR: 2001 VIN #
FLHLCB185389A/FHMLB1152393BWHICH MOBLE HOME IS PER-
MANENT1.Y AFFIXED TO SAID LAND.
A mobile home with the VIN number VIN
FLHMLCB118523893A/FLHMLCB118 523893Btsit nth rpet.
a/k/a 30760 NE 21ST WAY OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
has been iled against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
writan defenses, If any, to it, on lessica Fagen, Attrney for Plainbff, whose
address Is 2901 Stirling Road, Sulte 300, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
within 30 days after the inst pblication of this notice, and ile the original
el~ h Clyert oftl ho ete aefrd e se dc onP alnf attorney orI
relief demanded In the complaint.
WITNESS my hand, and the seal of this Court this 27th day of April, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON As Clerk of te Court
By: Linda F. Young, As Deputy Clerk
A cop of this Nobce of Action, Complaint and Lls Pendens were sent to the
dn accoanc and dre Aame can wth Disablities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate In this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Court's disabllty coordl-
naoer g7 7r20430 o5 ONWDTount 09u b7Dor a or dR. Lcle, Fe34986.
This Is an attempt to collect a debt. Any Information obtained will be used
5r3t0h80 Nrp5 52/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IMNNDOFOR OKECLH BEE COUNTY

PNC MOTGAGE, A DIVISION OF PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
VS.
KEVIN E. BLANK, et. al.,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: KEVIN E. BLANK
Whose residence Is: 302 NE 366TH TRL., OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 & 2424
SW 2ND ST, VERO BEACH, FL 32962 & OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JAIL, 504
NW 4TH STREET, OKEECCHOBEE, FL 34972 INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHER-
IFFS OFFICE, 4055 41ST AVE., VERO BEACH, FL 32960
If alive, and If dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or
against KEVIN E. BLAINK and all parts having or claiming to have any right,
ttlae or interest In the pr perty desenbed herein.
lo g dARe r bTFIED ta an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-

Exhibit "A'
A PARCEL OF LAND 100 FEET ON OSOWOW ROAD OF LOT 2, BLOCK 3, OF
THE SUN AND COUNTRY RANCHES, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAG-
ES 98-102, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS. OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEASTERN MOST CORNER OF SAID LOT 2,
BLOCK 3, AND PROCEEDING IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION ALONG
THE PROPERTY LINE ABUTTNG OSOWOW ROAD FOR A DISTANCE OF
266.68 FEET THENCE ON A STRAIGHT LINE AT RIGHT ANGELS TO THE
OSOWOW ROAD PROPERTY LINE IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION FOR A
DISTANCE OF 150 FEET; THENCE TURNING 90 DEGREES TO THE SOUTH-
WEST AND PROCEEDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN A SOUT11WESTERLY DI-
RECTION FOR THE DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE 'TURNING 90
DEGREES TO THE NORTHWEST AND PROCEEDING IN A STRAIGHT LINE IN
A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR 150 FEET, TO OSOWOW ROAD
DSTPANEN OFN10 E; T EA NG qHE OSOW YROD EPOOPNER RLITNHE
WHICH SAID PARCEL LANDS CONSISTS OF A RECTANGULAR LOT 100 FEET
ON OSOWOW ROAD BY 150 FEET DEEP BS/MEP
TGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESIGNATED AS FOL-

AOLE 912028 Al 12206006
ID NUMBERS GMHGA40533596A &GMHGA40533596B
WHICH MOBILE HOME IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID LAND.
A mlobile home with the VIN number VIN N/A sits on the property.
a/k/a 302 NE 366M1 TRL OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
A mobile home has been riled against you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, If an to it, on lessica Fagen, Attrney for
Plaintiff, whose address Is 2901 Stirlng Road, Sulte 300, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33312 within 30 days after the inst publicaton of this notice and
hle the original with the Clerk of this Court eit er before service on Plaintifs
ahtrney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the rellet demanded In the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27 day of April, 2010.

SHsAeNk RBhEeR SN

By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lls Pendens were sent to the
defendants and address nmdabv.
In accordance with the Americans with Disablities Act, persons needing a
resonable acodmmsodaton to part cpeate nk fs pocedn s oudsj no latr

If hearing Impaired, contact (TDD) 8009558771 via Florida Relay System.
Ti is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information a tained will
352972 ON 5/5,12/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUI
IN AMNFOR 0 EUERCOBEE9 CU T,S FRIDAY


REGIONS BANK, an Alabama Corporation,
as the successor to Union Planters Bank, N.A.
Plaintiff
EDDIE ACCARDI JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE, INC.,
a Florlda corporation; EDMUND ACCARDI, as guarantor,
Defendants.
CIFRK'S NOTTCF OF SAL F UNDFR F.S. CHAFFFR 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, In accordance with the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 31, 2009 In the above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash on 5/19/2010 at 11:00 a.m. In the July Assem-
bly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Ok~eechobee, Florida the following described property: SEE AT-
TACHED EXHIBIT A.

PARCEL 1.
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (S1) OF THE NORTH
ONE-HALF (NH) OF SECTION 33 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. LYING EAST OF THE EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 (PARROTT AVENUE) AND BEING MORE
BGIN AT TRHEN UBAERDTER CORE COMMON TO SECTIONS 33 AND 34
BEAR NORTH 89017'56" EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH
ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 34 A DISTANCE OF 313.35 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00010'04" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 655.14 FEET TO THE NORTH
LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SWI, SWI,NWI) OF
SAID SECTION 34, THENCE SOUTH 89017'29" WEST A DISTANCE OF
310.51 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 34; THENCE SOUTH 89013'17" WEST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
OENCEQ@UNARE RODFS NCORFTH3 4T8 OET RT ER (E,RSEI I O
LINE OF U.S. 441 THENCE SOUTH 00010 04" EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
NRT EASTAOEAUNACRETEORF 6I 10 SAID ECION 33 HTH EONFO H
8 0626" EAST AL G SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 346.65 FEET TO THE

ESU HA PAR EL OFTLANNDO EYG WITHINFTS E NT THATO NOHF TH
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE EAST ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33,
THENCE NORTH 00004'02" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION
33, A DISTANCE OF 455.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 00004'02" EAST, 200.00 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE SOUTH
89032'17" WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 349.48 FEET TO THE EASTER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HWY 441 (STATE ROAD 15); THENCE
SOUTH 00010'04" EAST, ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
200.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89032'17" EAST, 348.66 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST H OF THE SOUTHWEST '/
OF THE SOUTHWEST I OF THE NORTHWEST I OF SECTION 34, TOWN-
EP37 SUCTUH AG S3C5BAESD, KEELHOO F COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 34, BEAR
N 00004'O2" E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 34 TO THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST I OF SAID SECTION 34, A DIS-
TANCE OF 2636.72 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE BEAR N
0000450" E ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 34, TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST I OF THE SOUTHWEST
E ONFTH NORNHWEoST OF SE TON 34E ADlRSTTANE EOF 65 .4 FEET
MEC BA N8015" LOGMENRT IN F H SI
SOUTHWEST I OF THE SOUTHWEST I OF THE NORTHWEST OF SEC-
TION 34, A DISTANCE OF 310.67 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 00009'06" E TO
HETO E4 ED TAWNC EOFHE65N5009 FET THEFNC EBR Sg 801 OS2"
ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH H OF SECTION 34 TO THE

TOTE NON CER NU S ANET FW
PARCEL II:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS.
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
RCTOHF 4AD SETO 3 HNE U 8901NS6 NAL NG HE
00010'04" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, A DISTANCE OF 66.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S
g9016'26" W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET
TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15; THENCE RUN
N 00010 04" W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE
OF 166.00 FEET TO A POINT 100.00 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH LINE OF
THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE RUN N
g9016'26" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 300.00
FEET; THENCE RUN S 00010'04" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST-
ERLY' RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
If you aere aacpersonthlaming rakr htato rad~s rmainsng afaer he Ible you
falto ile a c mmwyou will not be entitled to an remaining funds. After 60
da tY~he owner of record as of the date or the Lls Pendens may claim
Dated: 43/2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Court
CFTFCT FBy. Lnd~a F. Young, Deputy Clerk
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct cop of the foreign Clerk's No-
bee of Sale under F.S. Chapter 45 has been 'furnished by Firt Class U.S.
Mall to David D. Welch, Esq., David D. Welch Law Ofices, 2211 East Sam-
ple Road, Sulte 203, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064 on ,2010.
EUN K. CHANG
RICE PUGATCH ROBINSFN IdSBCHI d, 5A.
Attorny for Plaintiff Regin Bank
101 Nor~es Mhr vneSie1


353569 ON 5/5,12/10Fasml: 4230


NOTICETO INOERI TOEDTES GATE PO IMTION IN
SENIOR MANAGEMENT SERVICE CLASS

The Governing Board of South Flonda Water Management Distrct intends to
doer ~ea u pse o pnrlaC b n lIx uth rld Re remn Sstmes Sn o
a eot a loed CySectio 1R r0e5 Ft, land ihstdhes aponal b e De
tnlct's Governing Board at the meeting of May 13, 2010.
352268 ON 4/28;5/5/10
I
NOTICE

There will be a meeting of the Tourist Development Council (TDC) of Okee-
chobee County on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. In the Tourist Devel-
opment Council Ofice located at 2800 N.W. 20th Trall (Alrport Terminal
Bldg.),0Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the TDC with respect
to any matter considered at such meeting will need a record of the proceed-
Ings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding dewihreodIcldste
testimony and evidence upon whlh te.a is to beW base ndd. s t
Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator
Tourist Development Council
Okeechobee County
On 5-3-10
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NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS

StA e dgmbe 8 .a09
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned, desiring to engage In
business under the ictitous name of
OKEECHOBEE DDDGE CHRYSLER
IEEP located at 4224 Highway b441
South, In the City of Oecoe,
Okeechobee County, Florida 34974,
intends to register said name with
the Florida Department of State, DI-
vision of Corporations, Tallahassee,
FL.
Dated at Lighthouse Point, Florida
his 30th day of April, 2010.
Business Owners:
Ok echobee Atuo In estors I, LLC
420North Federal Highway
Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064
Name of person
placing advertisement
lanline L.dGdnfin, Corporate Counsel
4250 North Federal Highway
Lighthouse hoint, FL 33064
Business Phone (954) 867-1234
Email Address
lanice4Qph ilsmithmanage.com
Janice L. Grifin, Corporate Counsel
353400 ON 5/5/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBs N S N209-CP


GERHA TGEARIELSEN

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administraton of the estate of
Gerhard Gabrielsen, deceased,
whose dahe of death was ApnI 18,
r0 ks nepenbd gC u the Clcrt aC o
bate Division, the address of which Is
317 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representatve and the
,pers,"!o~pnl re rsnttvs ahtrney
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against dece ent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice Is re-
quaire to be served must ile their
cliswit this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIMEOF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons havingN claims or
uTmnfs tana} dcl c ths estate
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OFL ICNM CNOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY

RAEMOF DEATH SB REDNOR
nth dael r frst pulIlcaton of this

PersonaG Re ree ~btved

Indlalant Flna3h 0
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ANTHONY YOUNG, RA.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0109685


Teeho~ne: (8636)74-6776
35244990N4/28;5/5/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
3UIUDDR AOGNE DVSLION
CASE NO: 09000509CA
NAI NL CTYN M RNGAGE A

BA AINTIFF
VS.
MIGDALIA R. BONACHEA,
ET AL ,
DE NDANT(S)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MIGDALIA R. BONACHEA
AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MI-
GALIA BONACHEA; RICHARD
SIMMOMS, LLC
whose residence Is unknown If
he/she/they be lvn;and If
he/she/they be dead, t unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees
Ilenors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any nght, title or
interest In the property desenbed In
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
InYOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following o K
HOTL ESTATES, AC RDN
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 97, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA.
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy ofyor
wntn deens, dsr an t ao


ne 33s d-92R no lat406al that 30
from the date of the first publicaton
of thila woc hf aclof t sdhle the
th r belbre servc l IPlainbf e or
otherwise a default w II be entered
against you for the relief demanded
In the complaint or pettlon iled
herein.
th)ITNESS my h~aEndCndB te eal of
Flonda, this 27th day of Apnl, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF TH CIL dI TCY R
DEPUTY CLERK


NOTTCF OF FORFCI OSURF SAL F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant toa Final judgment of Forglo-
sure dated April 8, 2010, In Case No.
2010-CA-097 In the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit In and for
Okeha k ndo nu}, Fonda wh ren
diantown Is Plaintiff and Idanbwn
Entrpnses, 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 daydof May,
2010, the following desenbed proper-
Okeechobee County, Flonda:
Parcel 1:
Lot 2, Block 3B, KINGS BAY, accord-
Ing to the m~ap or plat~ thereof as re-
corded In Plat Bok5, pa e 97'
pulc Flecdrds of 0 eehobee
Parcel denbicaton No.
1-31-37-36-0020-0003B-0020
Parcel 2:
Lot 6, Block 6B, REPLAT OF KINGS
BAY, according to the plat thereof, as
recorded In Plat Book 5, page 95
through 99, Inclusive, public records
of Okeechobee County, Flonda.
ParcellIdentication No.
1-31-37-36-0020-0006B-0060


tECTI66N WEO, Mc rdn Mto heA ma
oropkatthereof as recorded in Plat
eece b o, pbI d records of

1lar 3 -35- Oa2 N0800-0060
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 Its pendens must ile a
claim within 60 dys after the sale.

SHARCN rk BtEhTO CuLt@

By: LId u Y erg
351705 ON 4/21,28;5/5/10


Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service sbrage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on MAY 21,
2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florl-
d Statute 7l3ch rg .unnald tow n
model and VIN are as follows.
1987 Ranger 1
Fiberglass Boat
VIN#RNG31540D787
1987 Rant Boat Trailer
VIN#18WRT1916H1D23131
1988 Chevy Monte Carlo
VIN#1G1GZ1ZZ23P111156
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the nght of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Sald automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
353565 ON 05/05/10

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifiedS


TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM
Al0 other crediton of the decedent

ma dn emonss the ansItae ofth d
cedent aust ile 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.
NOTWITliSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2
YEARS OR MORE AFTER TlED-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The inst publication of this notice
Is April 28, 2010.
Shamon 0. VaBldron
6 69 N.W Drpa Stree
Port St. Lule, Flo da 34893
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Oksebe eoDa 3347973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Flonda Bar #096482
Attorney for Penonal Representative
352511 ON 4/28;5/5/10

IN THECN UTD IOU TT ET TH
IN ANODU ,OF OE DBEE
CASE NO.472010CA000097
FIRST BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
OF I E TOWN,

IDIANTOWN ENTERPRISE ,N.
HOWARD F. FENNELL; SHENCON-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF HOWARD F.
FENNELL JOHN DDE UKON
TENANT; JANE DOE ,UNKNOWN
TEAT ONDE UNWN
TENANT; OHNE DOE ,UNKNOWN
TNAWNT; ANNDN ANE DOE (3), UN-
Defendants.


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LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAIINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
N0097F2 NCRFGARDTNG THF
AMFRTCANS WTTH
f~~~~In accord~ ~lancewt h mnas
With Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to paricl-
pate In this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administraion no later
than seven days pnor to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, hrtSt. Lucle, FL 34986or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
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1-800-955-8771. If you are volce Im-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Florl-
da Relay Service.
353047 ON 5/5,12/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
OCKERCCHOBENEACNODU
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-54
In Re: Estate of
LOWIE JACKSON OAKS,
a/k/a LOWIE 3. OAKS
Deceased
NOTTCF TO CRFDTTORS

LTh ea mns rtlo of the estate o
IE 1. OAKS, deceased, date of death
CFebruary 25, 2010, Ispendkinec Ine

Choeu26mrss of which I b3te NDW I
Street, Sulte 101, Okeechobee, Flon-
da 34972. The penonal reprsenta-
tive's and the penonal
rep esentative's attorney names are
set foredtch of the decedent and
oe esaon hdaei ce sms erde-
whom a copy of this notice Is e-
clIm wth thisec urtm sIHI Th
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er and left the two-lane roadway.
The SUV struck a Florida Power &
Light utility pole, then rolled over
a barbwire fence and post until it
came to rest on its roof. The vehicle
rolled over two-and-one-half times,
indicated the report.
C al. Wyatt stated that Hayles was
driving within the posted 55 Inph
speed limit.
Mr. Painter, who was asleep in the
back seat, was not wearing a seat
belt and was subsequently thrown
from the vehicle, the report stated.
Cpl. Wyatt went on to state the
Hayles was taken to Raulerson Hos-
pital for abrasions and a possible

to blo (ape w re take fro
Hayles.
file trooper said the samples
Were then sent to the Florida Depart-
rnent of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
lab where they were tested for blood
alcohol content (BAC). Hayles' BAC
Was found to be 0.136 and 0.137 per-
cent.
Thele 1gal l1111t at Florida is 0.08
pe *nt
Blood samples were also taken
from the driver's side airbag and seat
belt. The DNA profile from those
samples matched the DNA profile
from Hayles, said Cpl. Wyatt. Ac-
cording to the FHP report the DNA
profile obtained from those two
eXhibits, for unrelated individuals,
Were approximately: 1-in-130 qua-
drillion Caucasians; 1-in-6.4 quadril-
lion African-Arnericans; and 1-in-85
quadrillion Southeastern Hispanics.
The report states that Hales, Mr.
Painter and a third man, Ernilio Gon-
Zalez, had gone to a club in Hialeah
and lefttthhe around 5 Inm. o eb


HayleS tOOk Mr. Gonzalez horne.
Hayles then left the horne, with Mr.
Painter still asleep in the back seat.
Mr. Gonzalez reportedly told the
trooper that 11e assured Hayles was
going to his borne.
Hayles Was arrested Monday
by Detective Fred Bradley of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of-



u011 tourney planned
f0r 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
Chaka's Stars. The event begins at
7:15 a.In. and is hosted by Chan-
Iling CTOWder and Phillip Merling
of the Miami Dolphins. Registration
begins with a continental breakfast
and begins promptly at 7:15 a.In.
Scramble with shotgun starts at 8
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Okeechobee News


May 5, 2010


IN THNE NIRC OUR CO LTHE
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA,CP OAEB EDO C7-ON5

In Re: Estate of
10kBBEABLYHEURTT,
Deceased


The ancillary administraton of the
estate of BOBBY EARL HURST, a/k/a
BOBBY E. HURST, deceased, date of
death Febuary 14, 2009, Is chnodbne
mn the Ci lult Court for Okeeivison,
the address of which Is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Sulte 101, Okeechobee, Flon-
das4972.aTde pers nal represen a
reprsentative's attomey names am
seti chbdltowof thedecedent and
hans aga thtdaecd e ste eo
wuhomm a op sf eism ntc esthre
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
A SO NF 0I N T ICE O RN 3
Al0 other crediton of the decedent
and peons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
chisejur WT INth3e MO S h
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
NALL CLIMSMEOT FIElED WIH
FO Tli I THE FBLEORIDORSETAETR

BNTEWDITliSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABO':
YERSCO IMORF IAED ER OHE DE-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATli IS
BARRED.
sATphr hntd ication of this notice

Ancillary Penonal Re resentative
David Eadl Hunt
282 Doolin Way Avenue
Lancaster, Kentucky 40444
Pemneal erp sc tative:
COsPOLY CDNm Y, 7 .
Okeechbe 2F50rda 34973-1367
Byonif co 61 2 II
352437 ON 4/28;5/5/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NIN TA NT RUDIL IBRECEUIT

Ca UNo50 8 CR 2A98
BARBARA H. ALSTON, ROBERT D.
HOPPMANN AND JENNIFER MAIL-
MAN, AS CO-PERSONAL REPRESEN-
TATIVES OF THE ESTATE OF


ALE .RCHLELRRT a single man,
Defendant.
NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SALF
Notice Is hereby given that the un-
Cerk ofddircui or ofROk~e~e N,
Cunuy eFlId willlTOn A.2nd e h
luythAss ebl hR~ob on the 2 d flo
be k 2h bee3 Couty tFlora ho
fer for sale and sell atspublic oute
so che Tih wlanddebset b opefor
ty situated In 0 eechobee County,
Flo ,ewt :one-half of the East
one-half of the South one-half
of the South one-half of Tract
25, lying and being in section
20, Township 34 Southt, ain
3hereo restr d dIntPlat Book
$c'e"?is 3A-D, inclu ive, Pubsic

puouantyF toridfi I decree of fore-
ckosure enterehden In f cas pni
ROPMN ANH.A TENNN@BER MAID
MAN, AS CO-PERSONAL REPRESEN-
HVAERSD OF HTLHL vES 3LN OAF
ROCHhEFORT an mberdocke~t um e
NY8 PERSO CLAIIMING AN INTER-
E LE, NIFT AY,SUOTR TA H
POP HSYO NNEDRE OF MEF DTE
CLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
AT NTION PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,pe-
sons needing special accommoda-
tlhs Idopoa tcipate IntthAs ro e dng
nolaeter taats en daysC nor toC t


t leho e 7 2-87-e,3%r wth3n4 t
(2) working days of the receipt of
this notice; If you are hearing or
volce Ip~aid emyh n8d00n9d55t e7 fcl
10 ofal~dCourt, his 26th day of
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circult Court
By: Linda F. Youn
Deputy Clert
352950 ON 5/5,12/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
Cas UNo.2i08 CR 2A71
THE HOWARD E. HILL
FOUP DATI N, INC.
VS '
AL.EN d.RaOCHEFORT,

NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SALF
Notice Is hereby given that the un-
designed, SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will on the 2nd day


bee, Okeechobee County Florida, of-
fer for sale and sell at public outcry
to the highest and bes bidder for
cast ed Iolowin e hcor d poet
Forida, towit:
L ts an dd,T ocka25,oN RT -
the plat the eob icn Po B o
Oech~o51eeCounty, Florida.
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
ckodur untr sn le ofas ending I
HOWARD E. HILFOUNDATION
INC., v. ALLEN A. ROCHEFORT, and
bhe docket um~be o0 w ic s Num-
AY PERSON CLAIMI G FARNNTTEHRE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE US PENDENS MUST FILE A
LAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
DIRABLINES In acrO nce with tH
Americans wthsDis htlles c mpdr:
Ids o prcpaN cct tthAs pceeding
no later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986;
21eleqn ke77 -807-of7 whlew ptw)
vo ce Imaied, caul800re95 -8 1. r
WITNESS my hand and the offical
seal of saidCourt his 26th day of
April, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
C le~rk o f F Yru i no r

352959ON 5/5,12/10

IN TE CN D I T COUR O
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
CO EEE OBEE O UN1 6

PNC BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
VS.Pani,'
STEPE f. dAMES, et al.,
NOTTCFOFACTTON
TO: STEPHEN A. AMES
Whose esidSc CIR.
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
If alive, and If dead, all parties claim-
Ing interest by, through, under or
a anst hSTEPHENr AlalAMES and aa"
any rgh htln interest In the prop-
YOU ARoE NOTIFIED tat n act@
following described property:
LO E7, BOK 18, RIEODTG VL-
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
CN ELTC DSK 5,FPAOGEEE2 OPUEBE
WIHA199F2L IRDR OBILE HTH
FLF8 ID L3B1F A14353BA
A mobile home with the VIN num-
bee FLFLM33A/B14353BA sits on
~eprope ty
a/k/ 630 EE 9T3H CR.

has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntnde nse I aeny, rit, on e-
whose addre ss I 9u0dleS hngFRooaddy


ir~s3 publc on ofthdl notae rnd hh:
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs at orney or immdat ly there fe
entered daginest ou fo the relief de-

thi C Ert hi 27 day odApth l, o 200
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court

Bybsidapu~ty Ce~r
A copy of this Notice of Action, Com-
plaint and Lls Pendens were sent to
the defendants and address named
"bo acordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a reasonable accommodation todpar-
r cpa e enthsproceeding should ono
tact the Clerk of the Co~s ,labl lt
Coriao batD 720 430,L 2

(D 8009587 7irna Frnda Reay
ahsi n attempt to collect a
debt. Any information obtained
will be used
352965 ON 5/5 12/10


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News

A Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)
report states that the driver of a 1998
Ford Explorer was legally drunk
When he lost control of his vehicle
and a passen er in the SUV later
died from the injuries received in the
crash.
Reginald Marquis Hayles, 24, N.W
21st Lane, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed M day, Ma 3, na Ok :ch
bee Cunty wrrant c rginpgehi
With driving under the influence -
flaflSlaughter. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jall under a


bond of $200,000.
The report by
FHP Corporal
P.J. Wyatt states
that Gabniel Zane
Painter, 22, was
a passenger in
the SUV and died
the next day at St.Reiad
Mary'S HOSpital in Rei l
West Palm Beach. Hayles
The Feb. 7, 2009, single vehicle
crash occurred at approximately
8:13 a.In. on 11.S. 441 S.E., about 15
Iniles south of Okeechobee.
According to the report, Hayles
apparently lost control of the Explor-


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CLOCK
Family Restaurantt
The staff of The Clock Restaurant'has
faithfully provided the Okeechobee com-
munity with quality service and food for *
over 5 years.
You'll find the Clock easily takes the
gold when it comes to maintaining a nice
family atmosphere...
We have a variety of Breakfast, lunch &
dinner specials.
Do you only have an hour or less for
lunch?
We'll get you in and out faster than any
other full service restaurant in town and Lunch Buffet Monday through Friday
that's guaranteed. For breakfast, the from 11:30am-1:30pm for variety of deli-
Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7 cious cold cuts to Hot dogs and
days a week for $7.19 with just about Hamburgers for only $7.99.
every breakfast item on it you can think For dinner, try our all you can eat
of. shrimp & fish for only $9.99, every Friday
Everyone knows about our famous and Saturday night. We also offer our
Touchdown Breakfast that is always Prime Rib Dinner for only $9.99, anyday
available any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 anytime!.
pancakes, 2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links You will find the coupon for this and
for $4.89. many other specials right here in the
For lunch you can always try our Okeechobee News Dining Guide..


S.All You Can Eat
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2 Dinners Your Choice..
For the Price of one!
1. N.Y. Strip Steak $
S2. Chicken and Shrimp
8 4 Grilled Tilapia
4. Shrimp Ceasar Salad
5 Country Fried Steak
6i. Grilled Pork Chops
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,nc394n Menu Adults $15.9!
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Garlic and Pistachio Stuffed Pork Lein a .9
Chicken Breast Osher 4 &r under Fre
Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes, Citrus Glazed Carrots, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh
Green Beans, Garden Salad Prepared Salads
A Beautiful Dessert Bar featuring warm cobbler, ice cream, cheesecakes and
much, much more


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