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Publication Date: May 14, 2010
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County Commission
raises fees, accepts
100 acres from
Waste Management
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County's budget
was once again on the agenda at
their Thursday, May 13 meeting.
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
As Assistant State Attorney Don
Richardson started to leave Courtroom
A Wednesday afternoon he came face-
to-face with Karen Gehle.
"You OK sweetheart?" he asked
softly.


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stadium

elevator


planned
School board to spend
$319,700 on press box
at OHS stadium

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The construction of a press box
at Brahman Stadium and a num-
ber of student recognition for FFA
State titles highlighted the agenda
when the Okeechobee County
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And with that, Mrs. Gehle threw her
arms around the neck of the tall pros-
ecutor and sobbed: Thank you. Thank
you."
Mr. Richardson had just successfully
prosecuted James Paul Mullin for caus-
ing the death of Mrs. Gehle's son, An-
thony 'Tony' Richard Gehle.


The testimony of eyewitnesses and
Mullin's DNA on the hood of Tony's car
helped the six-member jury return a
verdict of guilty on all three charges-
manslaughter and two counts of cul-
pable negligence-against Mullin.
At the May 13 sentencing hearing,
Mr. Richardson also successfully argued


that Mullin--with his 10 previous felo-
ny convictions-should be classified as
a habitual felony offender and receive a
total of 30 years in prison. Without the
classification, the maximum sentence
would have been 15 years.
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James Paul
Mullin


Okeechobee Achievement Academy
(Left to right) Mark Phillips of Marcobay Construction, Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper, Jimmy Bussels of Marcobay Construction, David Williams, India Rie-
del, Gay Cariton, Tony Bradley of Marcobay Construction, Kelly Owens and Joe Ar-
nold participated in the groundbreaking for the Okeechobee Achievement Academy.
For more on the story, see page 2


School hosts
Special event
for mothers
... Page 13


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riders with
training
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voted to recommend that the city apply for
either a housing rehabilitation or neighbor-
hood rehabilitation grant, whichever ap-
peared to have the best chance of being
approved.
Turning to code violations, code enforce-
ment officer Fred Sterling stated that Fiesta
Market, 802 N.E. Park Street, changed its
name to Bravo Supermarket. He said the
store erected a new sign without a building
permit and did not change the name of the
store on the business tax receipt. The board
found the store to be in noncompliance and
ordered a fine of $50 a day for every day of
noncompliance beginning May 11.
The second case dealt with James and
Patricia Herndon's car wash at 507 N.E. Park
Street. Mr. Sterling stated that after being out
of compliance for about four months, the
property came into compliance on May 7.
Upon his recommendation, the board de-
clared the Herndons to be repeat offenders.

Party honors Jane Ehrhart
After 37 years of dedication to her stu-
dents, local Special Education teacher
Jane Ehrhart will be honored with a fes-
tive Retirement Party on Wednesday, May
26 at 3:45 p.m., in the Yearling Middle
School Media Center. All well-wishers
are welcome to attend and join with us
in reminiscing her many years of devo-
tion to our community's youth. For more
information please contact Shelly Sickels
863-697-6382.


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May 14, 2010


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Ground was broken Tuesday for the $5.1
million Okeechobee Achievement Academy
at 1000 N.W. 34th St
The building will basically replace the
New Endeavor High School in about 18
months. Principal Randal Weigum said his
staff was very excited to be moving into a
new school.
"It is a commitment to excellence he
said. "The students will know it's not about
them slipping between the cracks. The
school is about providing them the support
they need to become life long achievers, not
only academically but in areas where they
need help in."
Mr. Weigum said the project shows the
community is behind them and supporting
their education.
Marcobay Construction of Lakeland will
be the lead contractor. They built the new
Data building for the school system located
behind the school board offices. They also
built schools in Polk County. Rich Opalinski
of BMK Architects of Sarasota designed the
new school.
Marcobay Construction Representative
Mark Phillips said the firm was very happy
to have a big project to construct during a
tough economy. "Okeechobee schools are a
great team of people to work for," he said.
"We've had great success in the local area
and we're looking forward to the project."
Director of Operations for Okeechobee


Schools Dale Barrett said the district knew
they couldn't use New Endeavor any longer
and he noted this is the first ground break-
ing the district has had in 11 years. The last
school built was South Elementary. He also
told the small crowd on hand about the his-
tory of ground breaking ceremonies and
their meaning.
"It's a very proud day. We will have the
very latest in computer and data equipment
which changes every day. The classrooms
will have smart boards that use electronic
pencils and all kinds of new technology," he
said.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper said her hope was every student
that enters the doors of the new school will
achieve excellence. She said she thinks stu-
dents will get the very best instruction pos-
sible.
"This is a state of the art facility. It should
be a positive addition to Okeechobee
schools," she added.
Mr. Weigum said the current school offers
11 programs for all kinds of students. The
programs include after school programs and
continuing education programs for students
who are parents or have jobs.
"We have a lot of very non traditional stu-
dents," he said. "This is a great commitment
by the superintendent and the school board
to make a high tech facility to allow them
to grow at their rate. We hope to bring high
tech solutions to help our non traditional
students."


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Code Enforce-
ment Board wore two hats at their meeting
on Tuesday evening, May 11. Before hearing
code violations they sat as the Citizens' Advi-
sory Task Force.
As the Citizens' Advisory Task Force, the
board listened to the presentation of the
city's grant coordinator, Nancy Phillips. She
explained the four categories of Community
Development Block Grants that are avail-
able to the city. The first category is hous-
ing rehabilitation which corrects code viola-
tions. This benefits individual homeowners
by bringing their houses up to code. Then
there are neighborhood revitalization grants
which improve the infrastructure in low in-
come neighborhoods. Commercial revital-
ization grants improve a downtown area.
The fourth category is economic develop-
ment grants that are used to create jobs.
Ms. Phillips informed the board that the
deadline for applying for the current cycle
of grants will be some time in July. She said
the city could apply for one grant from the
first three categories plus an economic de-
velopment grant. In the previous grant cycle
the city applied for a housing rehabilitation
grant but did not receive the grant. Ms. Phil-
lips said the grant program ran out of money
after approving the grant to the city immedi-
ately above Okeechobee on the list. She also
said that neighborhood revitalization grants
are extremely competitive.
After hearing the presentation, the board


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Crews from Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue and the Florida Division of Forestry
battled a brush fire that grew to over 15 acres
at 8731 N.E. 48th Street on May 11, County
Fire reports said.
A report from Lt. Robert Banfield said
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men, and a plow from the DOF were used
in the battle.


Banfield said the fire was burning heavy
vegetation, a palmetto hammock, and
woods on a local ranch when firemen ar-
rived just after 6 p.m. He said the cause was
under investigation.
The fire was surrounded by plow lines
and extinguished. There were no buildings
damaged, firemen said.
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Wednesday morning,
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good shape financially. While revenues are
down as compared to this time last year, that
was expected. At seven months into the fis-
cal year, expenditures are at seven-twelfths
of the year's total. To date this year the board
has spent $13,000 of the $39,000 allocated
for mowing. The next mowing will be done


The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
has disclosed the follow-
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white male, with brown hair and hazel
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Sheriff's Office at 863-763-3117, Ext. 240 or
see the web site http://fdle.state.fl.us.


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).
*Johnny Walter Hatfield, 18, U.S. 441 N.
Okeechobee, was arrested May 11i, by Depu
ty Corporal Timothy Higgins on an Okeecho-
bheeeC sntywar an tchtahrgin i with ga.Ed

Ninth Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested May
12 by Officer Jack Boon on a charge of do-
mestic battery by strangulation. He was re-
leased on his own recognizance.
*Thomas Lee Landgren, 23, N.W 102nd
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 12, by
Officer Jack Boon on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. His bond was set at $500.


*Salome Cipriano Hernandez, 33, N.W
First St., Okeechiobee, was arrested May 12,
byOfficer Sergeant Tom Tarner on charges
driving under the influence and leaving
the scene of an accident with property dam-
age. His bond was set at $1,000.
*James Marion Prescott, 29, S.W Wilson
Springs Road, Fort White, was arrested May
12, by Deputy Steven Pollock on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation driving under the influ-
ence. Hels being held without bond.
J ame se Bonc ees. be hih S.
offense, resisting a merchant and giving a
false name or identification while arrested.
His bond was set at $7,000.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. East
southeast wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
68. East wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Extended Forecast
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 91. East southeast wind between 5 and
15 mph.
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low around 68. East wind between 5 and 10
mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of show-
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wind between 5 and 10 mph.
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East wind around 5 mph.
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high near 87. East southeast wind between 5
and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
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showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy,
with a low around 69.


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The Okeechobee Count Sheriff's Of-
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The service will be held on the front steps
at the sheriff 's office, and will honor mem-
bers of law enforcement that were killed
in the line of duty in 2009. There were 126
officers killed last year, with eight of those
being in the state of Florida.


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Friday, May 14, 2010


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How can we make the

Sports Complex safer?
*I recently spoke to an upset parent who
happened to be walking by the racquetball
courts in the sports park and found under-
age teenagers having sex there. He said the
racquetball courts are reportedly also used
for gang fights and for drug deals and drug
use. Does anyone have ideas on how to im-
prove security there?
*Just for the record, people do in fact
play racquetball there as well.
*How about parents being responsible
for their kids? That would help immensely,
instead of relying upon governmental agen-
cies to be baby sitters.
*There used to be a deputy who lived
on the grounds of the Sports Complex. This
provided some security in exchange for al-
1oin hir ao live theme fror freoem Sneehhe

gone up. Sounds simple to let a deputy live
there. This would also be a good solution for
the county schools.
Back i day tengr k th i
cars to the lake. Wot ina sr rgt mi d
would use a racquetball court?
Someone who doesn't have a car?
What's wrong with normal patrols with
on-duty deputies?
*The deputies do patrol the area, but
they have to cover the whole county.
The sheriff's office knows about the
problems at the Sports Complex. The dep-
uties park there when they can to prevent
crime. However, they get dispatches to calls
and can't camp out there.
*Having deputies live on public property
would save money and improve the safety
of the public area for members of the com-
munity who use it. And it saves tax dollars
in the long run. Having a deputy there dis-
courages vandalism. Repairing vandalism to
county property costs the tax payers a lot of
money.


Summer Camps
*The booklet about summer camps
that was sent home with the school kids
last week is really impressive. All of these
organizations are working hard to provide
summer opportunities for our kids. Many of
these programs are funded by the Children's
Services Council. If you are a parent and
haven't already checked out the available
camps, get a copy of that booklet. It's prob-
ably in the bottom of your kid's book bag.

Pedestrian struck by car
*Regarding the man who walked into
traffic in State Road 70 and was struck by a
car, I feel sorry for the driver. According to
the story, it appears she did not do anything
wrong. But I am sure the whole situation
is just a nightmare for her. It is crazy how
some people just walk right into the traffic
and expect the cars to stop -- and sometimes
you just don't have enough room to stop in
time.

Health care
*Should people be held accountable for
the health problems they create themselves
by smoking, overeating, failing to exercise?
Or should society have to take care of them
and provide medical care while they con-
tinue to smoke, overeat and remain couch
potatoes?
*People should work on improving
themselves if they have a disease that can
be treatable, curable or preventable. If the
person has a disease they can't control or
prevent, such as cancer, the government
could help out. This could included research
and teaching, support groups for those deal-
ing and dying from diseases. It breaks my
heart to see people dying and leaving their
families with medical bills they could never
pay off. Maybe a way to help families who
are suffering from a loss like this. But I think
the Government could tell us more about
the preventable plagues that are taking our
nation by storm. Hold companies to higher
standards in what they put in their foods and
try to make better choices for those with a
tight wallet and need to eat better. I hate hav-
ing to buy store brand cheese because the
low fat and low calorie cheese has half the
amount of food for twice the price. I can't af-
ford that and most of the people who NEED
to eat better CAN'T afford those products.


Special to the Okeechobee News/IRSC

Culinary Arts classes come to Okeechobee
Gourmet cook, Mimi Arnold recently showed students from the Lifelong
Learning Institute class at Indian River State College how to prepare a de-
licious brunch. Ten students enjoyed three classes with Mimi at the new
state of the art culinary center in the Williamson Educational Center on the
Dixon-Hendry campus. Next fall Mimi will be offering more Lifelong Learning
Institute Culinary Arts classes on the Okeechobee campus. Space is limited.
For more information call Laura Kelley at 772-462-7880.


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Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Justin Hoover, (right) a member of the
Superintendent's Student Advisory
Council, was congratulated by Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Pat Cooper
(left).


Brittany Serrano (right) of OHS,a
member of the Superintendent's Stu-
dent Advisory Council this year, was
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Kelsey Burnham, Ashley Hassan, Jennifer
Jaenz and Brittany Serrano. The Okeecho-
bee 4-H high school team was also state
champions in meat judging. The members
are Austin Harvey, Jessica Humphrey, James
Sharpe, and Allyson Trimble.
The Yearling Middle School FFA team was
state champions for meat judging. The team
members include Kristen Dryden, Brandon
McKee and Julie Sharpe. The Okeechobee
4-H middle school team finished second in
the state. Members include Matthew Evans,
Cody Prescott and Jeri Sharpe.
The 4-H Livestock judging team was also
state champions. Members include Jessica
Humphrey, Marshall Johnson, Josh Lea, and
Allyson Trimble.
The OHS FFA Ag Mechanics Team fin-
ished third in the state. Members include
Zach McGowan, Josh Radford, James
Sharpe, and Trey Watson.
The Osceola Middle School FFA vegeta-
ble judging team finished third in the state.
Members include Denise Holmes, Jaymee
Johnson, Ashley McDuffie and Cali Pearce.
Superintendent Cooper praised the spon-
sors and advisors of these groups. Brian
Dryden and Buddy Mills put in a lot of volun-
teer time and effort to help these kids. The
crowd gave the two men a standing ova-
tion.
The Okeechobee Schools spelling bee
champions were also recognized. The win-
ner was Irfan Chadhaury of Yearling Middle
School, Kirby Dobbs of Osceola Middle
School and Nicole Chesley of Osceola Mid-
dle School.
The OHS Health Occupation Students of
America competition finished third in the
state. Members include Yesica Albarran,
Laura Campos, Maria Garcia and Jennifer
Pinon. The sponsor is Denise Kelchner.
The OHS Winter Guard received a supe-
rior rating at a recent competition. Members
honored included Sara Annis, Dianna Brad-
ley, Amanda Jansen, Sarah Maixner, Michelle
Spears, Dylan Hughes, and Kathleen Turner.
The sponsor is Sherry Conrad.
Superintendent Cooper also honored
members of her Student Advisory Council.
Joey Hoover, Valerie McKee, Austin Pluskot,
Kristen Hall, Courtney Wilson, Emily Raul-
erson and Brittany Serrano represent OHS.
Samantha Rivero and Stephon Williams rep-
resent the freshman campus. Katie Brum-
mett and Michael Daniel represent Osceola
Middle School. Pedro Cervantes and Odalis
Garcia represent Yearling Middle School.
The board expelled two 8th graders at
New Endeavor High School for defiance of
authority.


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Samantha Rivero (right) of the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus, a
member of the Superintendent's Stu-
dent Advisory Council, was congratu-
lated by Dr. Cooper.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Stephon Williams (right) of the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus, a
member of the Supenintendent's Stu-
dent Advisory Council was congratu-
Iated by Dr. Cooper.


Michael Daniel (right) of Osceola Mid-
die School, a member of the Super-
intendent's Student Advisory Council
this year, was congraduated by Dr.
Cooper.


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School Board met in regular session on
Tuesday night.
The board approved a contract for bank-
ing services with Regions Bank. A commit-
tee of administrators and financial advisors
considered several bids before they recom-
mended Regions Bank.
The board also approved a bid of $319,700
submitted by Charland Rurey Construction
Company for the Okeechobee High School
Stadium Press Box.
Director of Operations Dale Barrett said
the press box was not approved originally
when the stadium was built because it re-
quired an elevator. The elevator would cost
roughly $80,000.
"It is not getting any cheaper so we de-
cided to go ahead and bid it, knowing we
would have complaints because we were
spending on items like this," he told the
Board. He said the cost of a lawsuit would
be prohibitive as school systems across the
state due to the Americans with disabilities
Act. He said a good deal of the money will
come from FEMA and insurance money they
received from the hurricanes.
"It's a now or never or be forced to do
it. Bids came in higher than I wanted to. El-
evators are not cheap," he added. "It's either
jump on the boat and sail or drown."
School Board Member David Williams
said he was glad to see a press box. He
mentioned the current situation was a safety
hazard. There will also be space for coaches
and film crews.
School Board Member Joe Arnold said
he felt there were higher priorities for capital
projects. He said the track should be reno-
vated before a press box is installed. "In this
economy we must be responsible stew-
ards of the capital project dollars. I will vote
against this."
India Riedel said she likes to maintain
existing buildings and make sure they have
adequate facilities for students. She said she
didn't want to build it originally because it
required an elevator. She said that since the
Superintendent and staff had recommended
building the facility, and that funds were not
being taken from other projects, she would
support the project.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia Cooper said
if a handicapped coach or member of the
media wanted to be accommodated at the
stadium, the school board could be sued.
The item was approved (3-1). Chairper-
son Kelly Owens abstained from the vote.
She is related to an employee of one of the
subcontractors involved in the project.
The board also accepted a grant from the
US Department of Homeland Security. The
$39,000 will go toward additional perimeter
fencing at Everglades Elementary and an ex-
pansion in security cameras for Okeechobee
High School.
The board also approved a list of prin-
cipals and assistant principals for the 2010-
201 1 fiscal year. The only change was Debbie
Gillis at Osceola Middle School. She wished
to return to the classroom as a teacher. The
position of Assistant Principal will be adver-
tised soon.
The Superintendent honored a number
of students who performed well in the FFA
state competition this year. Okeechobee
High School had the state champion FFA
team in meat judging. Members included


Valerie McKee (right) of OHS, a mem-
ber of the Superintendent's Student
Advisory Council, was congratulated
by Dr. Cooper.


Courtney Wilson (right) of OHS, a
member of the Superintendent's Stu-
dent Advisory Council this year, was
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Crochet, crochet, crochet
group to meet in BHR
Buckhead Ridge Craft group Friday,
May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Moose Lodge. Call Bonnie 863-357-1556.

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Children's Home Society of Florida will
hold it's next Adoption Support Group
meeting at 6 p.m. May 19 at their admin-
istration office, located at 590 NW Peacock
Blvd., Suite 9, Port St. Lucie. This group is
for families who have a finalized adoption
of a special needs/foster care child. The sup-
port group is open to relative, non-relative
and foster parents. The purpose of the
support group is to provide education and
social interaction among individuals who
have adopted, while being able to share re-
sources with, and support for, one another.
For further information, please contact CHS
Adoption Therapist, Lauren Phelps, MS at
772.429.2001.

COngf6Ssman Rooney to
speak at Lincoln Day Dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will
re dhasi t he annual Lin oln DasoDi ner on
ence and Education Center at Indian River
State College. Social time will be from 6-7
p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The
keynote speaker will be Congressman Tom
Rooney. Dinner will be catered by Golden
Corral and tickets are $40 per person. If you
or your business would like to sponsor a ta-
ble for this event please call Melissa Arnold
at 863-610-2280. Seating is limited.

T88HS, get ready for another
Teen Dance Party!
The party starts at the Shrine Club on
Hwy. 78 on May 22, from 7 until 10 p.m.
The cost is just $7 for kids from ages 12-15
and includes pizza, chips and drink. A live
D.J. will play the latest hip hop and dance
music. For more information, please call
Latasha Smith at 863-801-3781 or Teresa
Chandler at 863-697-6819.

Yacht Club holding a
benefit for Ryan Holden
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club is holding a
benefit for Ryan Holden at Butch's Backyard
Bar on May 22 from 10 a.m. until. Ryan is
the son of Tammy and Bill Daniels. Ryan
was paralyzed with a spinal cord injury on
March 16 and needs continuing rehab at
Shepherd's Center in Georgia. Tammy is in
serious need to financial assistance. There
will be live music and BBQ dinners for a
$6.00 donation. A poker run and auction will
also be held. For more information, please
call 863-763-8262.

12 step club open 7 days a week
The 12 Step Club has opened its doors.
They hold recovery meetings seven days a
week for the addict or alcoholic that is still
suffering. For more information please con-
tact Monika Allen at 863-801-3244.


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Benefit BBQ for infant twins
To help with medical and travel expenses
for twins born three months premature, a
benefit barbecue is planned for Friday, May
14, with delivery from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The
twins, Brooke and Morgan Smith were born
on April 8, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital weigh-
ing less than 2 lbs each. They will be in the
hospital for at least the next three months.
Barbecue orders can be picked up at Ever-
glades Farm Equipment from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
There will also be a silent auction held and
donations will be welcomed. Tickets are
available at ColorMeCrazy Salon (behind
Domino's Pizza and next to Okeechobee
News office).

Rim Canal Cleanup held
Butch's Redneck Yacht Club is holding a
rim canal clean up on Sat., May 16 from 10
a.m. until 1 p.m. Meet at Butch's Fish Camp
pick up trash bags and sunscreen on Sun-
day morning. All members and the public
is invited to help clean up our canals from
Nubbin's Slough to the Big O. For more in-
formation call, 863-763-8262.

Fundraiser held for
Children's Health Center
A fundraiser will be held on Tuesday,
May 18, at Golden Corral from 5-8 p.m.
to benefit Dr. Fred Brown Children's Health
center. It is a guest server benefit with 100
percent of tips going to the center. Tickets
for adult meals are only $10 and include
full buffet and drink. Guest servers include
Mayor Kirk, Sheriff May, Russ Brown, Under-
sheriff Stephen, Dr. Robshaw, Dr. Santelices,
Dr. Espinosa and school board member Joe
Arnold. To purchase tickets please call, 863-
763-1951, 863-467-6120 or 863-763-7481. Or
email mfergusonefchcinc.org.

Help to stop senior seams
On Tuesday, May 18, presentations from
specialists on senior scams will meet at the
Lottie Raulerson Senior Center located at
1019 W. South Park St., from 1 p.m. 2:30
p.m. Victim service providers help victims
rebuild their lives. Learn about your legal
rights and options, develop a safety plan,
and learn to navigate the criminal justice and
social service systems. Featured presenters:
Christie M. Hardcastle, Financial Education
Specialist; Victoria Peet Williams, Consumer
Outreach Coordinator; and, Mary Jones, El-
der Crime Intervention Specialist. Refresh-
ments will be served. For information call
Sheila at 863-462-5180.

Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth
Street, will hold a giant yard sale on Thurs-
day May 20 and Friday May 21, from 8 a.m.
until noon. Specialty items for this sale in-
clude some nice children's clothing. New
items galore are available at reasonable
prices. Funds raised benefit patient care in-
cluding services at the Hamrick Home. For
more information, call 863-467-2321.


GAL holds meeting for
volunteers
The public is invited to meet a great GAL.
Stop by Mom's in Okeechobee on Thursday,
May 27, at 2 p.m. to meet folks associated
with the 19th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad
Litem (GAL) program. GAL has volunteer
opportunities for caring individuals to advo-
cate for neglected, abused and abandoned
children. GAL volunteers are the voice
for the child who may become lost in our
courts. Stop by to find out about volunteer
opportunities and receive a free cup of cof-
fee when you speak to a GAL.

GYrad Opening planned
Okeechobee Main Street invites every-
one to the Grand Opening Celebration of
Surfin' the Net located at 709 North Parrott
Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May
22. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony ,
free hot dogs, beverages, and snow cones.
A new cell phone will be given away every
half hour, there will be a drawing for a new
computer system, as well as everyone pres-
ent will receive a Surfin' Dollar coupon. For
more information call Okeechobee Main
Street at 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Donate car to
B0 S & Girls Clubs
Now that spring has arrived, people may
be thinking of donating their old cars as
part of a clean up. The Boys and Girls Clubs
would be happy to take their old cars. People
donating to the Clubs will not only get rid of
the unwanted car but will be contributing to
the clubs. Boys and Girls Clubs really work
with kids in most communities and offer a
safe place for them. If you wish to donate
a car, call 800-246-0493. Not only will dona-
tions be helping the kids, they will be able to
take sale price as a contribution for income
tax purposes.

ReStore needs volunteers
Habitat for Humanity is in need of volun-
teers for their ReStore that is open on Satur-
day and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. If
you can help, call Shirley at 863-467-6484 or
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There is a new shoe store in town. Shoe
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By Charles M. Murphy
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The School Board and the Okeechobee
Education Association #1604 are both inter-
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At their Tuesday meeting, School Board
nernbers said they were interested in the
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determine the merit pay systern. The school
systern would have to corne up with testing
for elective courses.
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schools.
Dr. Cooper said if the state is awarded
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Seminole Tribe Warriors win trophy
The Seminole Tribe Warriors 12 and under travel baseball team won the
Sunshine State Super NIT tournament this past weekend in Kissimmee.
The team is composed of players from Okeechobee, Brighton Seminole
Reservation and Lake Placid. Team members are, front row (left to right):
Sean Osceola, Daniel Simons, Alex Lopez and Angel Ojeda. Second row
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Two former Brahrnans expect to make
an even greater impact on the gridiron when
they enter their sophomore season in col-
lege this fall.
Lonnie Pryor just cornlte spring prac- ltd.
tice for the Serninoles and said he figures to
be in the Inix for playing time at both run-
ning back and fullback in the fall.
Pryor played mostly fullback this year
and had his mornents which included a two
touchdown performance against Brigharn
Young University.
Pryor was able to handle the ball five
times in the spring game and had 15 yards
in the inter-squad garne.
"I love FSil. There is always something
to do there, the football is going good and
it's a big college town," he said. "I'rn having
a great time and I'rn glad I made that deci-
sion."
Pryor said he's not sure yet who will be
tnhe strheat talbc in inth dl xHeadet he
say about hirn in the spring game but he is
not taking anything for granted.


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I'll get the starting job. All I can do is work
hard this surnrer and make sure I turn the
coaches' head," he added.
Pryor rushed for 157 yards and four
touchdowns and cau ht 132 yards in re-
ceptions for another touchdown during his
freshman year.
Nate Pollard begins his second year at
Concord University in West Virginia. Al-
though he played sparingly during his fresh-
man year, Pollard said he is still optimistic
about his college career.
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kicks next year," he told the Okeechobee
News.
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May 14, 2010


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Several big name athletes donated their
time again this year to help out Okeechobee's
Chaka's Stars program.
edThe second annual golfkteournam nt atr c
Country C:lub on Saturday. The event allowed
sports fans a chance to meet such celebrities
as C:hanningt Crowder of the Miami Dolphins,
Deonte Thompson of the University of Florida,
Jacori Harris and Travis Benjamin of the Uni_
versity of Miami, and Lonnie Pryor of Florida

Staganizer and host Chaka Smith said it was
a memorable event for him, "It's a great experi-
ence for me and Okeechobee. It's an excellent
thing for these guys to donate their time and
give to a community that needs it."
Chaka's Stars stands for Communities
Holding All Kids Accountable. The non profit
organization was founded in 2007 to help local
kids. Its goal is to offer programs and services
to provide youth in Okeechobee the skills and
opportunities they need to be successful in
life.
Smith said there was a good turnout for the
tournament and he was very pleased with the
event. He thanked all of the events sponsors
and the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club
for their hard work.
Travis Benjamin of the University of Miami
said he was very pleased to help out and meet
some young people. "I feel good. I'm glad to
come out and get to know everybody. I came
and made someone happy. It makes me
Benjamin predicted better things for the
Hurricane football team this year. He said Mi-
ami and South Florida can be tough on the
Hurricanes but he's ready to perform. "It gets
better every year. We work hard to improve in
life."
Deonte Thompson of Belle Glade is now
a starting wide receiver for the University of
Florida. He appeared for the second year in a
row. He said he is always glad to help young
people. "I try to encourage kids to follow in our
football. Anything we can do to help the kids
is worth while. We try to show them a better

Thompson predicted the Gators will once
again be an SEC title and National Title con-
tender this year. He said they have worked
hard in the offseason. "I'm working real well
with the new QB John Brantley. We want to
give the fans a good show this year."
Thompson said Florida and Alabama could
square off again for the SEC title. He said both
teams are very good and whoever shows up
that day to win, will prevail.
Thompson also predicted his former QB


Tim Tebow will do well for his new team, the
Denver Broncos. "He'll do well in the pros.
re's ao 'rat guy and a great leader. He'll be
Also on hand was Lonnie Pryor, the former
Okeechobee Brahman legend and starting
fullback for Florida State Pryor said he was
pleased that so many Seminole fans were at
the golf tournament. "It's great to say hi and it's
a nice thing to come here and help out. I love
Okeechobee, and it is nice to see everyone.
His former Brahman teammate Nate Pol-
lard, who is also playing football at a small col-
lege in West Virginia, said he also was proud
to donate his time to help local kids. "Today
was a good day. There are a lot of great players
here. I'm out here having a lot of fun."


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said his organization was ready to either do-
nate land, pay cash in lieu of land or do a
combination of both.
"We would like to get out from under this
obligation," said Mr. Sabin.
It was previously thought that the right of
way for the proposed S.R. 710 bypass would
bisect the property. Currently it appears that
the bypass could go just north of the prop-
erty.
"I don't understand why we would take
this property," said Cornrissioner Ray
Dorner. I don't think it is a good deal for us.
"It is 'L' shaped and is not zoned industrial."
The property is currently zoned planned
development (PD) and is part of the pro-
posed subdivision of Northshore Village. A
change in zoning will be required for indus-
trial development. Water and sewer could
be extended from the city industrial park.
Realtor Brandon Tucker stated that if the
S.R. 710 bypass bisects the land or goes on
the north side of it, either way the county
would have a tremendous asset. He said it
was adjacent to a rundown section of town
and would provide employment opportuni-
ties as an industrial area.
"You are getting very good value," he
said.
It was pointed out that the county owns a
strip of land adjacent to the tract in question
and running south to the railroad track that
could be used for a spur line.
Cornrissioner Noel Chandler said the
property would increase in value if the by-
pass road cornes through.
Cornrissioner Joey Hoover expressed
concern that the county might not be get-
ting their Inoney's worth on the property be-


cause they had no idea of the value of WM
property at the landfill site.
The board passed a motion to pursue
formalizing acceptance of the parcel corn-
Initting the county to accepting the land. The
vote was 3 to 2 with Cornrissioners Dorner
and Hoover voting no.
In other action the board:
*received a report on Okeechobee Main
Street from Maureen Burroughs;
*agreed to schedule a public hearing on
a proposed ordinance to exempt other gov-
ernrnent agencies from fees for doing work
in the county right of way;
*approved a policy dealing with ap-
pointinent to nernbership and absenteeism
on citizen boards
*passed administrative regulations for
nearing county streets, parks and other facil-
ities and nernorials on county streets, parks
and other facilities;
*modified the policy at the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center to include sale of
liquor and mixed drinks at events;
*approved a change order for the erner-
gency operations center resulting in a cost
decrease of $56,071.33 due to a savings on
sales tax due to direct purchases; and
*appointed Cornrissioner Hoover to
the Florida Department of Transportation
Bike and Pedestrian Partnership Council.
*gave final plat approval for The Cabins
at Pine Creek;
*agreed to terminate a lease at the
Okeechobee County Industrial Park if the
tenant pays back rent and taxes; and,
*approved advertising for bids for plug-
ging and abandoning the injection well at
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The good news is that the county ap-
pears to be in better shape financially than
this time last year. Deputy County Adrninis-
trator Robbie Chartier presented a Inid-year
budget arnendrnent to true up each fund's
budgetary beginning balance and adjust
reserves accordingly and carry forward bal-
ances of unexpended grant funds from the
previous fiscal year. Mrs. Chartier said the
budget arnendrnent would allow for a better
picture of where the county is going through
the end of the fiscal year. The arnendrnent
shifted funds from one fund to another.
It also accounted for grants that were not
budgeted. The net increase to the budget is
$159,879, due mostly to grants. Countywide
expenditures to date as compared to the
budget are below target by 10percent which
means that the county is spending less than
the monthly allowance. Expenditures are
less than current revenues by $1,697,017.
"Right now we are still continuing in a
positive direction," said Mrs. Chartier.
In a budget related itern, fees were in-
creased for building permits to help make
the building department more self sup-
porting. Camping fees were also increased
at Okee-Tantie Carnpgrounds and Marina.
This is the first time fees have been raised
since the county took over the park in 1999.
However, the fees are still lower than sone
private campgrounds. The board discussed
but delayed action on raising rental fees for
boat slips and setting rental rates for the new
bandshell.
frCormirissi< ersh rdnte1ipr se~ntat on
Management. His company specializes in
electronic data storage and dissemination to
the internet for public meetings. After con-
siderable discussion, the board decided to
use the cornpany's program for live video
streaming of cornrissioner meetings for a
90-day free trial. In the rneantirne staff will
evaluate the cost savings. Cornrissioner
Joey Hoover wanted to see figures on the
cost savings and where money would be
saved that could be used to pay for the pro-
grarn. During this 90 day time period staff
will evaluate the benefits and cost savings.
Staff will also evaluate another program of
the company that provides for electronic
agenda preparation.
Cornrissioner Noel Chandler brought
up the city's ordinance on pain pill clinics
for consideration by the county.
"I'rn not real comfortable with the city's
ordinance," said John Cassels, county attor-
ney. He was concerned about the mecha-
nisrn and cost of enforcing it. No action was
taken. The consensus was to wait until the
recently passed state law goes into effect
on July 1. The new state law which will be
enforced by the health department. Mr. Cas-
sels said there probably would not be time
to write and get approved a new ordinance
before then.
The board spent considerable time con-
sidering acceptance of a 100 acre plot of
land from Waste Management (WM). This
land is irnrediately to the east and north of
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May 14, 2010 Okeechobee News 19


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD014
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
sr of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
ssued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
,f the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertlicate No: 73 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 1 E 1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF
1 09-34-T3 010 0300 130E00
jald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Uame(s) In which assessed:
CHARLES FSVIRK3R
Jnless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
;uch certlicate shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
county Judicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
,ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
jHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
's/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
UO0ICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
:n accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
;pecial accommodation to paricipate In this proceedilng should contact
:ourt Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
,50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
N~thin two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IN8GO IRIE7DOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
352426 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
sr of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
ssued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
,f the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
lertlicate No: 93 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT D OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
3F N1/2 OF TRACT 11 09 34S 33E
ja dO 3-ptb ing InO 1hC1-ut f Okeechobee, State of Florida
Uame(s) In which assessed:
IACQUES ANNILUS
Jnlessc s ti f chaab shall e deemed ahecordbng a laaw,ththe pkroepeht en
countyy Judicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
,ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES

jA Nb ROBCERTSONloCLdERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
's/Ro ICIR. Parrish

UOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
:n accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
;pecial accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should contact
:ourt Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
,50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
N~thin two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
:NG IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
5820603 50N8 7014,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO27
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
sr of the following certficate has filed said certificate(s) for a tax deed to be
ssued thereon. The certificate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
,f the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
:ertifcate No: 187 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
)es tibon of Pr prt: LOT P OF TRACT 15 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
3F S1f2OF TR CT 15 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00015-P000
jald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Uame(s) In which assessed:
ETACEY S SMITH
Jnless said certficate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpryI
;uch certificate shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Opk epcheh
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
,ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
jHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
PsfeRK ob e Caount, Florida
Deputy Clerk
UO0ICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
:n accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
;pecial accommodation to paricipate In this proceedings should contact
:ourt Administraton no later than seven days prior to te proceeding at
,50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
N~thin two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
:NG IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
58206049 50N 7014,21,28/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO31
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 261 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S 12
OS21/Z F 10RA0C 2 -3M4SO33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
FLORIDA LIVINGLLC
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prprIn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bi der at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedilng shouldcott
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to the proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HA-
INdM PARIEDOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
352668 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 14 Yearof Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT B OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N12
OFN1/2 OF TRACT 04 08 34S 33E
Std0 3 bing InO OhC u ty of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
ONC SWEARINGEN
Unless raid certif ae sal be redeernehd ahecordbn t law,thtepkcro
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES

ARNROBCERTS NNloCLdERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
/dRo ICIR. Parrish

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to the proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HA-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
35820401. 50 8,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certificate has filed said certifcate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certifcate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CtfiteNo: 531 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descr tlon of P :ery LOTS M & N OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF W1/2 F
S12OF S1/2r p 1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 1
34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00010-M000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
ACUSANNILUS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcertficate shall be sold to te highest bi der at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES

ARNROBCERTS NNloCLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to the poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.37
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HA-
INGM PARIEDOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
352687ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


CITY COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Okee-
:hobee will meet In Regular Session on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 6:00
p.m., at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Rm 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The public
s Invited encouraged 0 attend.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a
:erthed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly,
any person who may seek to appeal any decision Involving the matters no-
:Iced herein will be responsible for making a verbatm record of the testimo-
ly and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal Is to be based.
'lease contact City Administraton at 863-763-3372, or website
Nww.citvofokeechobee.com. to obtain a copy of the agenda.
En accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 per-
jons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the City Clerk's Ofice at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
Dy: James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, City Clerk
353272ON 5/14/10

NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING
NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local
:hetafer sphoss ble, u deafusthae E auatio a 6 Apprialp Re oro sof th
|Iy' ssim r aen~sie Plan eandd an proposed paremh nsly nsuw hted" b
ncueamendments to the opdopted Lnm Development Regulations
:LDR=s). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the
.Ity Council for final consideraton. The meeting will be held at Cit Hall, 55
jutbheast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room 200, O ehobe'
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a
:erthed court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly,
pnydperson who may seek to aporeal any decision Involving the matters no-
aned ereindwil eb ressa nsibleef maokingwa Ijr bma rcor dofthe ~e sbm
'lase conac e neral Srvceos "at 8 3 333of2 horawn
In accordance with the Amer cans withoDI abil tes Act (AD ) of 1990 pr-
Ihud c ntc ~e eerac Sr satd ofce at 8 r3 76 3- f or ass sacee.
2Y Ba8NW~h th, Zoning Administrator


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD015
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder
,f the following certificate has bled said certicate(s) for a tax deed to be
su thereon The chertifrate umbehrcahndwyeasrao ssssueadnce, theodesenption

:erticate No: 74 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT 3 TRACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF
51/09-%T3AC 001- 0 305 3303E0
jald property beingIn the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Uames In which assessed
CHARLES FSVIRK3R

unless cad cetihct hall b edeerned ac rding tlw,ththe pkoprt ch
countyy ludicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
Dee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
jHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee County, Florida
rs/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
UO0ICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
[n accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, Npersons needing a
ecpalA tcc a odabo~n o tpa lacpate en tis procreedln t~shol co~nta
!50 NW Country Club Drive, Rort St. Lucle, Fjsordra 34986, 1.772.807.4370
Nlthin two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
[NG IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
OKEECH BE CUNH FRORDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-63
IN RE: ESTATE OF
3UANITASHARPBUCHANAN
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby noticed that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered In the estate of JUAITA
SHARP BUCHANAN deceased, File
Number 2010-CP-63, by the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florl-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which Is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee Coun y, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that te decedent's date of
death was April 9, 2008; thatthe to-
tal value of the estate Is $0.00 and
that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
JOHNNY WAYNE BUCHANAN
22510 NE 4871 Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:

dec ecreditdis of the estate of the
or demands a ans toe e t te of th
decedent otherathan those for whom
provision for full payment was made
In the Order of Summary Administra-
ton must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
TE OIHDA PRO T TC 3E 72O
ALL CLAMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
NILED WILLHBEd FENVERABNAYRROEER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD ANY
M M RLE TOHE(2)D NEROR
DAT EOdFaDEAT rIS BAbTCon f t
Notice Is May 7, 201p0. I
Person Giving Notice:
JOHNNY WAYNE BU~CHANAN
2502k N 8h LAvenu
Attorney for hirson Giving Notice:
Colin M. Cameron, Esquire
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Pulcsale of a 1992Hoet
Crotonmobile homeVI
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405NE 74hDrve, Oeco
beFL 34972,n i ~n por ondio
Sd .le wilbe helde
tefront sesof te Oecoe
CorecioalIntiutn,3420 NE
168th Street, Okeechobee, F
392on May 20th, 2010 at 9:00
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moigexpenses and the me-
teremoval of the above mbl
hoewith 7 calendar days of this
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tatWarden Powell Skipper a
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20 Okeechobee News May 14, 2010


2010TDO44

er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 530 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 F
TRACT 10 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00010-E000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
JACQUES ANNILUS
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352685 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO32

er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 265 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT D OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFN12
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 2 13 34S 33E
1-13-4--A0-00-00
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
LEE RAY CODNER
MARY L CODNER
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352669 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO28

er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 190 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 17 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OF N1/20OF TRACT 17 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00017-G000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
KRISTIE HAMBURG
STEVEN 3 HAMBURG
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceedl~ should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to e proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352665 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


2010TDO29

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 228 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT 0 OF TRACT 31 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OS1/20OF TRACT 31 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00031-0000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida

30NCSWEARINGEN

Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352666 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO30

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 245 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT B OF TRACT 18 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFN12
OF N1/2OF TRACT 18 12 34S 33E
1-12-34-33-0A00-00018-B000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
LEE RAY CODNER
MARY L CODNER
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352667 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO40

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descrp-
tinof the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CetiaeNo: 346 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 29 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFS12
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 29 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00029-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
KURT F BAUMAN
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceed shud otat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352679 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


2010TDO38

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudtereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descrip-
tinof the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as fol-

CrcteNo: 321 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT P OF TRACT 22 E1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OFS1/2 OF TRACT 22 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00022-P000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
ROETM LEMMO
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3566ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO39

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudtereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descrip-
tinof the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as fol-

CetctNo: 325 Yearof Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT K OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N12
OS12OF TRACT 23 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00023-K000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
RPOKHOMES INC
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3567ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO43

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Isudthereon. The certlk~ah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 529 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOTS C & D OF TRACT 10 E1/2 OF W1/2 O
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 10 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OFN12
OFTRACT 10 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00010-C000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
ACUSANNILUS
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proce II should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e proceedings
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3562ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


2010TDO33

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 268 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF
N1/20OF TRACT 4 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00004-A000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms) In which assessed:
CRLHUNTER
LEON HUNTER
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fodaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needna
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3526710N 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO36

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 304 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT C OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OFN1/ OF TRACT 17 SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP, 34 SOUTH, RANGE
1-13-34-33-0A00-00017-C000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
MA3USTE GUERLINE
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needna
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3564ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TDO37

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descrip
tinof the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as fol-

CetiaeNo: 317 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT L OF TRACT 21 W1/20OF W1/20OF N1/2
OFS1/2 OF TRACT 21 13 34S 33E
1-13-34-33-0A00-00021-L000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
KIHN DESOUZA
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to th proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3565ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


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2010TDO26

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 168 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 F
S12F TRACT 6 11 34S 33E
1-11-34-33-0A00-00006-P000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
ACLNLCOX
RONALD DCOX3R
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
352647 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TD012

erof the following certicate has bled said certicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 71 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF W1/2OF
S12OF N1/2 OF TRACT 1 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 F
TAT109 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
CALSF SIRK 3R
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
352424 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD011
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA thehodr
ofthe following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Isudthereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 52 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 23 E 1/2 OF W1/2 OFS12
OFN1/20OF TRACT 23 08 34S 33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00023-F000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
JOEHWALNER
VILSALSONE
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedl~ should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to e proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
352423 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


2010TD016

ofte following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 77 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOTS O & P OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
S12OF S1/2 OF TRACT 1 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 F
TAT109 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-0000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
CHREFSVIRK3R
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352430 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10



2010TD013

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 72 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
S12OF N1/2 OF TRACT 1 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 F
TAT109 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-0A00-00001-G000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
CALSF SVIRK3R
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352425 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD008
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder
ofte following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 33 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOTS A & B OF TRACT 16 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 16 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF N1/2 OF
TAT16 08 34S 33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00016-A000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
ONC SWEARINGEN
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabi'lts Act, p e~lsons neding
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceed shud otat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
352420 ON 5/7,14,21,28/10


2010TD005

ofthe following certlicate has bled said certicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certikrah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 3 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 1 W1/2 OF W1/2OF
S12OF N1/2 OF TRACT 1 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 F
TAT108 34S 33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00001-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
0HCSWEARINGEN
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertikrah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.



OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TD010

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certlkrah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 49 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT C TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 F
N1/20F TRACT 23 08 34S 33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00023-C000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
JOEHWALNER
VILSALSONE
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, thepretyn
suhcertikrah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD009
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH ZACHARY GAZZA the holder
ofthe following certlicate has bled said certicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certikrah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 38 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrpon fProperty: LOTS G &HOF TRACT 18 W1/2 F 1/2 O
S12OF N1/2 OF TRACT 18 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S/ FN/ F
TAT18 08 34S 33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00018-G000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
ONC SWEARINGEN
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertikrah shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oecoe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceedl~ should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e proceedings
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TDO21

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 94 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
S12OF N1/2 OF TRACT 11 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF
TAT1109 34S 33E
1-09-34-33-0A00-00011-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
ALXNECSIMEUS
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.


Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needna
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TDO46

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
isudthereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 544 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOTS I & 3 OF TRACT 20 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF
N12OF S1/2 OF TRACT 20 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF
TAT20 17 34S 33E
1- 17-34-33-0A00-00020-I000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
ONC SWEARINGEN
SELYSWEARINGEN
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedilng should contact
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO35
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 295 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT I OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OFS 1/2 OF TRACT 14 SECTION 13 TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE
33EAST
1- 13-34-33-0A00-00014-I000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
KNEHMARK LEWIS
S SANSLEWIS
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Sandra L. Creech
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedilng should contact
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TD006

er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 11 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS I-3 OF TRACT 3 E1/2 OF E1/2 OFN12
OF S 1/2 OF TRACT 3 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TAT
308 34S33E
1-08-34-33-0A00-00003-I000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
JOHN CSWEARINGEN
SHELLEY SWEARINGEN
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpyIn
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceedlln should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO42
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate~s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, thederp-
bon of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as l-
lows:
Cetlicate No: 525 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 4 E1/2 OF W1/2 F
N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 04 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 F
TRACT 04 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00004-K000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
JOHN CSWEARINGEN

Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpyIn
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceedln should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
3526810N 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO41
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate~s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, thederp-
ton of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as l-
lows:
Cetlicate No: 523 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS E & F OF TRACT 4 W1/2 OF W1/2 O
S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 04 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 F
TRACT 04 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00004-E000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
JOHN CSWEARINGEN
SHELLEY SWEARINGEN
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeco
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TD019

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to b
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 88 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOTS K & L OF TRACT 7 E1/2 OF W1/2 O
N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 07 & W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 O
TAT7 SECTION 9 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COM-
PAYPLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST ACCORDING
TOTHE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E
INLSVPUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
1-09-34-33-0A00-00007-K000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
KVNLHILL
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oecoe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeco
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, personsnedga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO25
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thehod
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to b
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 154 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT P OF TRACT 28 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S/
OS1/20OF TRACT 28 SECTION 10 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONI-
ZAINCOMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PA
BOK4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BECOUNTY, FLORIDA.
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
BTYS BRANNEN
ELAOCWAGNER
LOSSBECHDEL
M LNLSCHENCK
PTIISYARNELL
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oecoe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeco
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OehoeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, personsnedga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Countr Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
GI t oID CnAda sd0f2 r5.7e7tlptFo hUsANREt VOC MA EDHR
1.800.955.8770
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Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO24
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 137 Year of Issuance: May 30, 2008
Descrption of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFN12
OS1/2 OF TRACT 15 SECTION 10 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONI-
ZATION COMPANY PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE33
EA~SOT ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED INPLT
BOK4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
1-10-34-33-0A00-00015-L000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
LASELVE E PINNOCK
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OehoeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
3526380ON 5/7,14,21,28/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO23
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed t b
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 127 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: W1/2 OF LOT L OF TRACT 9 W1/2 OFE12
OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 09 SECTION 10 A
TOTHE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COMPANY PLAT OFTONHP
34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT TEEF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 3-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUlNTY, FLORIDA.
1-10-34-33-0A00-00009-1200
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
RODERICK W PASTEUR
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prprIn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Oeco
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedlln shouldcott
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working da s of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HA-
IGIMPARIED C LL 1.800. 55.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
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Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD017
NTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thehod
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Isudthereon. The certlk~ah number and year of Issuance, the descrption
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 86 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOTS I & 3 OF TRACT 6 E1/2 OF E1/2 O
N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 6 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 F
TAT6 SECTION 9 AS TO THE SOUTHERN COLONIZATION COM-
PAYPLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, ACCORD-
IGTO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
-3E, INCLUSIVE, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA. 00-006-00
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae)n which assessed:
MREUSAMUEL
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 17th day of June, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
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ildren who C nt nd Fro Pag 1
undergo a o ne o e
used child!
doned and Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger
s. For more agreed.
Im.org. Mr. Richardson said Mullin, 37, will have
to serve the entire first 15 years of his sen-
tence. He will then serve 85 percent of the
second 15 years, for a total of 27 years and
nine months.
After the jury's May 12 verdict Richard
Gehle, Tony's father and Karen's husband,
propped himself against a column in the
-- hallway of the Okeechobee Judicial Center
and finally breathed a hard-earned sigh of
reiee're totally relieved," he said, wiping
Sa tear from his eye with a wadded up pa-
per tissue. "We're so thankful. It's justice for
Tony."
Karen then walked up and gave her hus-
band a giant hug.
"We did it baby. We did it," he said softly
to his sobbing wife.
.Yes, they did. It was the family's dogged
determination and relentless efforts that re-
sulted in Mullin being brought to trial.
YL, On March 12, 2009, Tony Gehle took
his daughter, Catelyn, and his sister-in-law
b'd Amanda Anthony, to the Oak Park home
that Mullin shared with Tony's estranged
wife, Angela. Mullin and Angela were argu-
Sing that spring day and Mullin carried that
i* argument over to Tony, who was simply
bringing his 5-year-old daughter to see her

nqul in tried to goad Tony into a fight, but
when the corrections officer would have
riders none of it, Mullin lashed out and hit him.
With blood streaming from a cut over his
left eye, Tony gathered up his daughter and
Ms. Anthony, then 19, got them into his red
Toyota and prepared to leave.
But Mullin didn't let it end there. He
sprinted from his home, jumped onto the
a hood of the Toyota and tried to punch Tony
through the open window. Tony, whose vi-
sion was blocked by the furious Mullin, ran
a stop sign at the intersection of S.E. 32nd
Ave., and S.W. 21st St. and was almost im-
mediately struck in the driver's side door by
an F-350 pickup driven by Esdras Gomez,
33.
Tony died shortly after impact. With his
aorta severed and his right lung cut, Tony's
chest cavity quickly filled with blood, testi-
fied Medical Examiner Dr. Roger Mittleman.
In his haste to get his daughter to safety,
Tony hadn't secured his daughter in her seat
belt in the back seat of the car. As a result of
the crash, the tiny child suffered numerous
lacerations to her face. Ms. Anthony, who
was in the front passenger seat, suffered an
injured back.
While Catelyn has undergone a number
of facial surgeries, more are needed.
Mullin, who later bragged to former girl-
friend Sheila 'Beth' Jarrell that he had just
killed Tony, fled Okeechobee and ended up
in the Clearwater area.
And this is when the Gehle family went
to work.
Mullin, who loved to fish, began put-
ting information on his fishing expeditions
* on the internet social networking site MyIS-
pace.
While following Mullin on MySpace,


Tony's sister, Renee Palmer, who lives in
Frankfurt, Germany, saw on a post where
Mullin said he was going fishing in the Gulf.
Ms. Palmer then called her mother, Karen,
who called a family member who then
called a friend with the Lee County Sheriff's
Office in Fort Myers.
Since Clearwater was out of Lee Coun-
ty Deputy Marsha Sutphin's jurisdiction,
she was able to get in touch with Deputy
Sergeant Tim Grundman with the Pinel-
las County Sheriff's Office (PCSO). Deputy
Sutphin told the sergeant about Mullin, his
going fishing in the Gulf and that there was
a warrant for his arrest out of Okeechobee
County.
When Sgt. Grundman went to the dock
to arrest Mullin upon his return from fish-
ing, he missed him. But, he didn't give up.
The sergeant continued to work the
case and eventually contacted the captain
of the charter fishing boat "Quality Time"
a day or so later. Sgt. Grundman was able
to verify that Mullin was indeed on the boat
and when the 44-foot Hatteras would be re-
turning.
So, three days after receiving the informa-
tion on the wanted Mullin, Sgt. Grundman
was now ready to capture the absconder.
When Mullin walked off the boat he saw
several PCSO units waiting so he ran, ex-
plained Richard. As Mullin rounded a bait
shop he ran directly into Sgt. Grundman,
who had his sidearm drawn and pointed
directly at Mullin's head. Mullin was placed
under arrest without further incident.

mane udp teoerataion atd ta .0f fr
whe arke dhear,' said Richard, of the
family's effort to not only find Mullin but to
monitor his movements.
"I think it's great," said Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Detective Ted Van
Deman of the family's efforts.
Detective Van Deman, who was the lo-
cal case officer and had obtained the arrest
warrant for Mullin, said Tony's death was
senseless.
"Totally, completely and emphatically
unnecessary," he said. "If we're looking
for the sin that caused all this, it's the sin of
pride. Mullin could not let it go. The victim
did all he could to avoid a conflict with this
man, but Mullin was not going to let him go
without a fight."
When asked why Mullin would post his
whereabouts and what he's doing on the
internet--while 'hiding' from law enforce-
ment-the detective said the answer is
simple.
"Until yesterday (Wednesday), he didn't
think we could prove it (the charges)," De-
tective Van Deman said.
But, he was wrong. And instead of going
fishing, Mullin is headed to prison.
And now that the investigation and trial
have concluded, Richard and Karen must
get on with their lives. They'll likely do so
somewhere else.
"We're going to try to move to North
Florida," said Richard. "Too many memories
here. Tony was very, very special to us."
"You relive it every single day," added
Karen through her tears. "But now, we can
start to heal."


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"We have people in our organization
who have advanced all the way from Pony to
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at their own pace."
The season, which runs from January
through October, includes a show on the
third Saturday of every month, running from
4 p.m. to midnight or later, depending on the
numb er of participants. There are usually be-
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Heading into the 2010 summer sports organization submits results to OSN. At
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Network (OSN) is growing quickly. lied and each participating organization or
With the local youth baseball and league will receive its share of the revenue,
softball seasons about to kick off, OSN is to be distributed on a quarterly basis.
excited to announce a Community Share This is not a "winner take all" system.
Program in which leagues can earn money Each participating organization will receive
simply by submitting their results to our some share. In addition, if you refer a local
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content to OSN," said Tom Byrd, Publisher directly to your organization. And, your
of the Okeechobee News. group will continue to earn points toward
Launched OSN is the Okeechobee that advertiser's remaining 10 percent of
News' free Web site devoted to youth, the Community Share monthly pool.
recreation and leisure sports. The site pro- The response to OSN is growing and
vides local coaches with the opportunity to there's always room for more at OSN.
display information regarding their teams Organizations interested in joining OSN
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provides healthy competition
Twenty-five years ago, the Okeechobee ers in each age group competing in the five
area had plenty of equestrian competition, events. Traditionally, most shows have been
but little in the way of instruction. That fact held at the old Okeechobee Cattlemen's Are-
prompted a group of cattlewomen to launch na on U.S. Highway 441 N. in Okeechobee.
Big Lake T'railriders in 1986. An awards banquet at the end of the year
"They got together to form this organiza- involves prizes including five $1,500 trophy
tion so that kids could learn sportsmanship saddles (one for each division). The top 10
and learn how to compete as well," said in each division receive ribbons.
Tammy Klingler, current President of the "Big Lake Trailriders is a family-oriented
non-profit Big Lake Trailriders for the third place," said Klingler, who is also a riding
year, after serving as Treasurer for five years instructor. "It's a safe environment for kids
and on the board for 14 years. "We're still and gives them something fun to do on a
doing basically the same thing, teaching Saturday night. The kids are always yelling
trail riding and proper care of the animals to for each other and encouraging each other,
people of like minds who love horses, and even if it's someone who is ahead of them in
providing fun competition." the points standings. It's not all about win-
Riders are divided into five age groups ing.-
Pony for 10 and under, Pee Wee for 12 and Family membership is $50 per year, with
under, Juniors for 13-17, Seniors for 18-39 additional entry fees for the shows. Shows
and Super Seniors for 40 and older. They are open to the public and there is not
compete in five different events at each charge for spectators. For more information
show -Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Cone on the Big Lake Trailriders, visit www.bigla-
Race, Hairpin and either California Poles or ketrailriders.com and click on "B.L.T. Mem-
s axeT Barrels. bership Forms."




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