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Lake Placid man given three life sentences


Special to the Okeechobee News
Students from Okeechobee County elementary and middle schools competed in the first "Battle of the Books" on Friday
at Okeechobee Freshman Campus.


Vol. 101 1Vo. 60 Wednesday, MVay 19, 2010


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Lake Placid man received three
life sentences in Okeechobee Circuit
Court on Monday for his connection
with a 2008 shooting in Fort Drum.
Luis Lopez, 25, Duck Key Road, was
found guilty of five felonies including


attempted felony murder for enter-
ing the mobile home on Aug. 15 and
opening fire. Once the shooting had
finished, Lopez and another man then
took a small safe containing cash.
Lopez was charged with aggravated
assault, burglary of a dwelling with as-
sault/battery while armed, two counts


of attempted felony murder and shoot-
ing/throwing a deadly missile.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger
sentenced Lopez to life in prison on
both felony murder convictions as well
as the burglary of a dwelling with as-
sault/battery. He was then sentenced to
20 years in prison on the aggravated as-


sault charge and 15 years on count five
-- shooting/throwing a deadly missile.
Each count will run concurrently,
ordered Judge Belanger.
Assistant State Attorney Don Rich-
ardson asked the judge to declare Lo-
pez a prison release re-offender, which
See LOPEZ Pagfe 2


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When the city planning board meets at
6 p.In. on Thursday, May 20, they will dis-
cuss two related iterns. The board will be
looking at the city regulations governing
temporary corniercial structures. They
will also consider a resolution dealing
with temporary use permits.
In addition, the board will hold a
public workshop to discuss the draft of
the 2010 evaluation and appraisal report
(EAR) of the city's comprehensive plan.
The purpose of the EAR is to analyze the
success and failures of the cornprehen-
sive plan, identify major issues of concern
and identify changes to arnend and up-
date the plan.
The report identifies five issues of
concern. The first is the need to provide
for a transition from residential use to
cornrercial use in certain areas of the
city. The second is the need to eliminate
inconsistencies between the official zon-
ing Inap and the future land use Inap.
The need to re-exarnine the Taylor Creek
area and related plan policies is the third
area of concern. The EAR also recogniz-
es the need to establish compatible and
consistent urban design standards for
the city's downtown area. The last area
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answer questions from the books they've
read this year.
Organizer Joseph Stanley of North El-
ernentary School, said he felt the event was
a huge success.
"It was very good for the kids who par-
ticipated," he said. They made our school
district very proud today."
He noted this is a national program that
helps encourage reading among young
people. The Sunshine State Young Read-
ers Award Program is statewide and is de-
signed to motivate students in grades 3-8. It
is co-sponsored by the School Library Media
Services Office of the Department of Educa-
tion and the Florida Association for Media in
Education. They want kids to read for per-
sonal satisfaction, based on interest rather
than reading level.
"A lot of work went into this from stu-
dents. They are all in the top fifth percentile
for readers in their schools. They've actually
worked since August," Mr. Stanley added.
They had a small competition between
Seminole and North Elementary last year
and other media specialists in the district be-
carne interested in it. They decided to take
the program county wide this year.
Me. Stanley said he was very impressed
with the smaller kids who did a good job
keeping their composure and answering
questions in front of a crowd of close to 200
people.
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on. Lopez was first sent to prison in 2003
when he was convicted on a possession of
amphetamine charge.
According to an arrest report by Detec-
tive Susan Morrison, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Lopez and another
Inan burst through the front door of the sin-
glewide mobile horne on N.E. 23rd Way and
sprayed the inside of the horne with rounds
from serni-autornatic weapons. She said
they stood in the doorway and shot into the
kitchen area where a wornan was sitting.
The wornan was not injured.
A total of 10 rounds were recovered from
inside the horne. Then, as the two men were
leaving the horne, a 32-year-old man pulled
into the driveway. When he saw the arrned
rnen he backed out of the driveway. The sus-


pects then chased hirn and opened fire on
his car. The detective said the Inan's car was
hit 11 times.
The car quit running and the man got
out and fled from the paved street into
sorne nearby woods. He suffered puncture
wounds to his left thigh and rib area. The
man went to Raulerson Hospital where he
was treated and released.
The apparent motive for the shooting
was that someone in the horne owed the
men around $1,000, said the detective.
Lopez was arrested Dec. 31, 2008, by
Deputy Matthew Pearce of the Polk County
Sheriff 's Office after he struck a utility box
with the car he was driving. Although Lopez
fled the accident scene, he was arrested a
short time later.


who was the hostess and the moderator
of the event said she felt the students per-
formed very well and she was impressed
with the accuracy of their answers and also
their enthusiasm.
"This was an absolutely wonderful expe-
rience for the students and their parents. It
really reinforced what they can learn from
reading," she said.
Ms. Hurley said they hope to continue the
event in future years. She noted each student
received a pin and a medal for their hard
work. "The people involved saw the impacts
of this and how much joy it brought," she
said. "I believe we will continue this."
The third grade competition was won by
Central, North and South Elementary. Cen-
tral Elementary won the fourth grade con-
petition. Everglades and Seminole tied in
the fifth grade competition. Yearling Middle
School won the 6th-8th grade competition.
Superintendent Dr. Patricia Cooper said
media specialists, teachers, principals, and
of course the students should be congratu-
lated for the work they've put in this year.
She said reading is a wonderful skill.
"Never stop reading. You will enjoy it for
the rest of your life," she told then.
Students from Central Elementary School
who competed included Cassandra Brown,
Madisyn Gonzalez, Dylan Hodges, Kait-
lyn McKay, Sirnran Merchant, and Carrnen
Ramirez, Ashley Cheney, Kaitlyn Hoyle,
Noah Lacrange, Dustin Long, Ernra Van
Carnp, and Tornri White.
Students from Everglades Elementary
School included Lexi Eastman, Danny Hays,
Kayleigh Jones, Danielle Tribbitt, Lyndsey
Tribbitt, Morgan Tripp, Marijane Bolling, Ma-


son Gurrola, Alyssa Howard, Sierra Knapik,
Mackenzie Miers, Anabella Ulysse, Casey
Adarns, Erin Grace, Sadie Marfil, Zeleste
Orozco, and Kayla Lacertosa.
North Elementary students included
Kennedee Brewer, Alexis Chittenden, Dylan
Howell, Janet Rarnos, Sarah Roehrn, Brooke
Santiago, Deleanarn Akahoho, Cindy Fralix
Daniel Groso, Artha Jonassaint, Tyra Smith,
Chloe Tomlinson, Taylor Arnadon, Kylee
Field, Savannah Goggans, Anthony Metcalf,
David Perdorno and Brittany Robbins.
Seminole Elementary was represented by
Kalysta Fowler, Thornas Garcia, Lita Land-
aberde, Wesley McClanahan, Nate Pippin,
Mariah Spelts, Jessica Dipace, Saul Estrada,
Caleb Hofer, Makenzee Martinez, Alyssa Ma-
theny, Brook O'Hagan, Morgan Bolan, Ri-
ley Craig, Alberto Diaz, Josie Griffith, Harry
O'Hagan and Ricky Perez.
South Elementary students included Kari
Dutcher, Sarah Heaton, Sydney Hendrix,
Arnber Marquette, Maria Medrano, Dylan
Smith, Merydian Causier, John Michael Col-
lier, Rachel Helfinstine, Shelby Kirton, Chris-
tian Rios, and Hunter Smith.
Osceola Middle School students in the
competition included Nolan Carpenter, Luis
Leon, Michaela Myers, Riylie Norton, Hunter
Sills, Tasneern Tarannurn, Rarnon Alvarez,
Nathan Center, Savannah Dubberly, Arnber
Hudson, Candace Mcglarnory, Melanie Wat-
son, Caitlyn Albers, Adarnary Bustos, Crys-
tal Castaneda, John Morgan, Perla Palacios,
and Ernonie Pryor.
Yearling Middle School was represented
by Autumn Blevins, Rafe Fisher, Salvador
Gonzalez, Josey Pearce, Avery Plernons, and
Casey Shaffer.


LOPEZ
Continued From Page 1
then made the prison terrns on the attempt-
ed felony murder convictions automatic life
sentences. The prosecutor said Lopez has
twice been sent to prison, with his last pris-
on stint corning after his 2005 conviction in
Polk County on a charge of possession of a
firearm by a convicted felon.
Mr. Richardson said Lopez was released
from prison on Jan. 7, 2008, and that the
Lake Placid man has not had his civil nights
restored.
A person can be classified as a prison
release re-offender if they corniit a enrne
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Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man was sentenced to
spend the rest of his life in prison after he
was found guilty of sexually molesting two
young girls.
Timothy Lewis McLaughlin, 42, was
found guilty on April 7, of two counts of
lewd and lascivious molestation of a child
under the age of 12 by an offender over 18.
Circuit Judge Robert Belanger on Monday,
May 17, sentenced McLaughlin to a life term
on each charge.
Just prior to asking for the two life sen-
tences, Assistant State Attorney Ashley Al-
bright addressed the court.
"The only question the youngest victim
ever asked was: 'Is he ever going to get out
of prison?"' said Mr. Albright.
He then asked that McLaughlin receive a
life sentence for each victim and that he be
declared a sexual predator.
Mr. Albright also asked that McLaughlin
pay a total of $8,819, which is what the vic-
tims have paid for counseling.
An arrest report by Detective Ted Van De-
man of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office indicates that the two victims were
ages 8 and 11 when the charges were filed
in 2008. He then arrested McLaughlin on
March 19 of that year.
When the youngest girl addressed the
judge Monday, she asked that McLaughlin
be sent to prison because "I don't want any-


body else to do what I
had to."
According to keep
te itrim sie ', Dee ect
states that McLaughlin
threatened to kill their
mother by shooting her
to death.
"You have caused
so much pain. You've
taken their innocence Tim
from them said the McLaughlin
victims' grandmother
said to McLaughlin just prior to his being
sentenced.
She went on to say that the youngest
child is afraid to go to sleep because he had
threatened to kill them.
"They'll never be the carefree little girls
they once were," the grandmother contin-
ued. "I'll never forget the fear on their fac-
es."
When the victim's father addressed the
court, he made his feelings toward McLaugh-
lin clear -- "I hope you rot in hell," he said to
the man dressed in his orange jail jumpsuit.
In his argument, Public Defender Stanley
Glenn said that "beyond the victim's state-
ments, there is no evidence to support these
enimes."
However, Judge Belanger didn't agree.
The judge also ordered that McLaughlin
must give a DNA sample that will be kept
on file.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Lake Placid gang member was sen-
tenced to spend the rest of his life in jail
Monday by Circuit Court Judge Robert Be-
langer.
Joel Jeremiah Ibanez, 21, St. Lucie Drive,
was arrested Nov. 30, 2008, for his connec-
tion in the armed burglary and assault of
an 82-year-old Okeechobee man.
On Monday, May 17, 2010, Judge Be-
langer found Ibanez guilty of burglary of
a dwelling with assault or battery while
armed and conspiracy to commit armed
burglary of a dwelling. After hearing argu-
ments from attorneys, the judge sentenced
Ibanez to life on the burglary charge and
15 years on the conspiracy charge.
Ibanez will get credit for the 534 days he
has already served.
Codefendant Schvail Eric Knowles, 21,
also of Lake Placid, was found guilty of the
same charges and in January of this year
was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years
on each charge. Those sentences were
ordered to run concurrently by Judge Be-
langer.
Ibanez and Knowles entered the N.W


47th Terrace home of the victim and
robbed him of an undisclosed amount of
cash Knowles was armed with a .22 cali-
eOanc n. the home
Ibanez grabbed the el-
derly man, put him in a
bear hug then threw him
to the fohis h- sing

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whoT sid to tthee oth b
man, 'Shoot him. Just 1
shoot him"'" said As- Joel Ibanez
sistant State Attorney
Stephanie Tew to the judge of Ibanez. "The
nature of this case is inherently violent."
The prosecutor also said that Ibanez is a
member of the Surenos -- a criminal street
gan' is a very violent gang she said.
Although the victim suffered a small cut
to the back of his head and some swelling
he was not seriously injured in the buri
1 ry
g aanez was represented by Roy Gonza-
lez Jr. of Sebrin .


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).
*Christopher Gornall, 47, Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections, was arrested May 13,
by Deputy Greg Popovich on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon. He is being held with-
out bond.
*Joel Diaz Talavera, 22, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 13, by Deputy Joseph Gra-
cie on a charge of interference with child
custody. His bond was set at $7,500.
2rCRoobertO buene a rpson e2d S. .
13, by Deputy Donald Ellis on a charge of


battery on a person over 65 years of age. His
bond was set at $5,000.
*Kurtis Coffey, 25, N.E. Eighth Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 14 by Dep-
uty Matthew Hurst on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. He is being held without
bond.
*Tion Raeshard Gabriel, 22, South Street,
Lake Worth, was arrested May 14 by Deputy
Corporal Timothy Higgins on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with
violation of probation possession of mari-
juana over 20 grams and violation of proba-
tion possession of drug paraphernalia. He
is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated.Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has had the charges
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4 Okeechobee News


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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Lawn care
*In response to the lawn care business
owner who was upset because people are
hiring unlicensed folks to cut their lawns,
this is what happens when money gets tight.
More people start doing their own yard work
or hiring a neighborhood teenager to help
them, instead of paying a lawn care com-
pany. High school and even college students
are having trouble finding part-time work.
Mowing lawns is one of the few things they
can do to make a little cash.

Sports Complex safety
*I am more concerned about the reports
of drug deals and violence at the Sports Com-
plex than I am about teens getting romantic
there. I think letting a deputy live in a trailer
there is a good idea, but I think the reason
they stopped doing that had to do with in-
surance liability to the county. But maybe
that could be revisited.
*During the daylight hours is when most
people use the Sports Complex. I don't
imagine there are sexual activities going
on in the racquet ball courts. Probably not
too many drug deals taking place pool side
or on the walkway of the wooden jungle. I
wouldn't want the teenagers to stop coming
and hanging out at the Sports Complex with
their friends. If it's not closed to the public
there is no law they can't be there. I am al-
most 60 and when I was a teenager we hung
out too. I bet you all did as well. I remember
the adults just hated the teens hanging out
like we did. "What would become of this
generation. Kids just wasting their lives!"
And getting frisky someplace some might
think inappropriate? I bet someone read-
ing this is smiling as they recall a memory
or two.
*I guess now this has been in the pa-
per, if a parent is wondering where their kids
are late at night, they could start looking by
checking out the Sports Complex.


*I am amazed at the number of children
that are just dropped off there by their par-
ents or let walk there on their own without
their parents. For some reason the location
has become a "babysitter" for parents that
don't want to be parents. I'm all for kids get-
ting together if they want to watch a friend
play a sport, if they themselves are playing
an organized activity, but just to be there for
the sake of nothing, is absolutely ridiculous
and comes back to parents not being par-
en s.

Armed Forces Day
*In the United States, Armed Forces Day
is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.
It falls near the end of Armed Forces Week,
which begins on the second Saturday of May
and ends on the third Sunday of May. The
day was created in 1949 to honor Americans
serving in the five U.S. military branches
-the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and
Coast Guard -following the consolidation
of the military services in the Department of
Defense. It was intended to replace the sepa-
rate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and
Coast Guard Days, but observance of these
days, especially within each particular ser-
vice, continues to this day.

Lake levelS
*Afew years ago the South Florida Water
Management dropped the lake level too low
in anticipation of a wet season which we
didn't get. That's what ruined the lake and
the tourist season for a couple years. Now
that the lake is coming back, it needs to be
at least 13 feet. Big sugar rules, if they need
water, they'll get it regardless of the fisher-
ies or the habitat of the lake. It's all about
money. The northerners rape the lake of the
fish due to poor regulation, but then, that's
all about money too. They need to leave the
lake alone, it will maintain it's own level.
*They can't just leave the lake alone and
let it take care of itself because there is a big
dike surrounding it, holding the water at an
artificially high level. The excess water can't
sheet flow to the south as nature intended,
carrying with it the floating mats of vegeta-
tion.


FWC, RIong With all the rest
Of Florida, stands prepared
We often take for granted all the things
that make our life easy until something hap-
pens to make us sit up and take notice. This
happened in late April, when the Deepwa-
ter Hoi n oil well elxplos on in the Gulf of
So far, Florida's fish and wildlife remain
safe from the impact of oil coming ashore,
and we hope for the best. The longer that oil
stays out at sea, the better it is for our estuar-
ies and marshes, where the fish and wild-
life spawn and nest. We are still the Fishing
Capital of the World.
It took thousands of years for folks to
realize the thick, tar-like substance bubbling
up out of the earth might have some use in
our lives. That discovery fueled centuries of
new inventions and technology to enable
people to live longer and in comfort. Part of
the price was a contaminated environment.
We are now a society dependent upon
that petroleum, but with that dependence
comes the certainty that we must take re-
sponsibility for any consequences. It is true
that BP leads the effort to contain and clean
up the leak from its wellhead, but others
have stepped forth to assist as well.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) is working closely
with the Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP), the lead agency in the
state for responding to the oil spill. Both the
FWC and DEP are involved in gathering pre-
assessment data, along with many other
agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, the Coast Guard and the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
At the FWC, we stand ready to minimize
harm to wildlife affected by the oil leak, if oil
should come ashore. The FWC is involved
in the strategic planning that will attempt to
secure the spill to prevent damage to Flonida
and its outstanding resources. Our scientists
are mapping high-priority fish and wildlife
habitats to help focus protective measures,
and they are conducting biological assess-
ments to establish a baseline for measuring
the severity of potential harm to fish and
wildlife.
Volunteers immediately began calling the
FWC and other agencies to find out how
they could help when news broke that the oil
could reach Florida. I am encouraged by this
outpouring of support, and the FWC thanks


all those who make wildlife a priority.
However, this crisis situation differs from
other disasters we've faced in Florida, from
hurricanes and flooding to droughts and
fires. If an oiled fish washes ashore or wild-
life covered in oil appears distressed, some
of us will be tempted to rush out and rescue
tbbe tniac r oa i r,f itht wilnt id f
or the Good Samaritan.
This enisis involves hazardous materials
that need to be handled by properly trained
personnel for the safety of you and for the
survival of the wildlife you think you might
be saving
Attend ting to rescue wildlife distressed
by the oil could further distress the animal.
Your presence could have the opposite of
the intended effect. Distressed wildlife can
be dangerous as they fight to survive. You
also are putting yourself at risk by touch-
ing the oil. Nobody wins in this situation,
and while our well-intentioned actions may
seem helpful, they are not.
It is best to let the trained professionals
take over, and there are plenty of them and
even more coming on board to receive the
necessary training to assist. Trained workers
will handle all oil-contaminated wildlife.
As we go through the long process of
preparing, protecting and then cleaning up
any potential oil residue that reaches our
shores, there will be plenty of opportunities
to assist.
Volunteer Florida is an active participant
in the oil spill response and encourages
those who want to assist to get involved
locally through affiliated pre-landfall beach
cleanup, fundraising and assisting with the
needs of all the organizations involved in
the response. Remember, all beach clean-
ups should come through organized efforts.
For more information on how to help, visit
www.volunteerfloridadisaster.org.
We're all in this together.
The FWC will do everything possible to
protect Florida's fish and wildlife, and that's
why I've called for an emergency meet-
ing with our agency's staff. This meeting is
unprecedented, but so is the oil spill that
could possibly affect our natural resources.
The meeting will be May 19 at 10 a.m. at
Tradewinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach.
Visit MyFWC.com for more information.
Florida's fish and wildlife have the very
best resources working for their protection
and survival.
FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto


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are stacked according to where they should
be for easy access.
We sort through the clothes very carefully
and make sure they are clean and in good
condition. Unfortunately, we don't always re-
ceive then that way. We receive many itens
that need washing and sewing. Most of the
wolun te il ptt k then honh randr can

eftnimes wp rn': s thior tbeeause tey
donor had a good heart in thinking of others
and we thank then, too.
Right now we are in desperate need of a
washing machine for the Mission House. If
anyone has one they longer need and would
like to donate it, it would be greatly appre-
ciated! The Mission House has been in op-
eration for many years serving the people of
Okeechobee and we would like to be able
to remain in service as long as the Lord pro-
vides. So please pray with us for a washer
and keep the donations corning. The Lord
loves a cheerful giver!
Deuteronomy 15:11: "For the poor shall
never cease out of the land; therefore I corn-
rnand thee,saying, Thou shalt open thine
hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor and
to thy needy, in thy land."
Jesus loves you ... and so do I!
Cheryl Gawda

COmmunity News

Yard sale benefits scouts
Troop 964 is having a yardsale, Saturday,
May 22, at the American Legion Post 64.
starting at 8 a.In. to There will be a variety of
things to choose from such aa clothes, toys,
shoes, and rnisc. Please corne support ur lo-
cal boyscout troop! Contact Alison Hudson
at 863-634-8484 for further info.


May 19, 2010


Okeechobee News


Daughter needS
kidney transplant
From April 21, 1997, my daughter Anasta-
sia has been ill. She has end stage renal fail-
ure and presently she is in need of a kidney.
She has been on the kidney transplant list
"t Jcson M oinal Hop tal fo n arl two

for he as yet. Shei rr esn t rynan Io

on rh Twmaeebrw Hsital n aspanb t

corne to her aid.
(If you can help, the newspaper has my
contact informationn)
Thank you
Pat Anderson

Rypce pOsts helped
lead cops to criminal
To all victims and families of victims of
crime, I want to encourage you to become
involved with your case. Had it not been for
the tenacity and perseverance of the Gehle
family, James Paul Mullin might still be free
and still enjoying his life of fishing, going to
the beach, and clubbing on the west coast.
Instead he now has a new horne, new phone
number, and sorry James, no cell phones
allowed, and will be there for a very long
time. 27 years and 9 months to be exact. The
heartbreak he has brought to the Gehle fan-
ily is unbearable to say the least. As in any
situation there are always a few people that
may tend to abuse the privileges. However,
our law enforcement must be able to utilize
ALL social networking internet sites at work
and not have to go horne at lunch to bring
up information on their horne computers.
Had it not been for MySpace, James Mul-
lin might still be free. We thank God that He
gave us the ability to feel different emotions,
STU PIDITY' being one of then. I thank Jarnes


Mullin for using his er options to brag about
his life on the west coast. We tracked you
down and brought you to justice. Please do
not ever feel like any information is not in-
portant. With a simple statement of "pack-
ing my bags for a weekend of fishing at the
middle grounds" and the use of GOOGLE,
we akne Th re ytou wee, what Unat tou


ofin closing, I wouldvlk to gsay t tall t e
Grundrnan of the Pinellas County Sheriffs
Office, Dee Raulerson of the State Attorney's
Office, and anyone else that contributed to
the outcome of this case and especially to
out Assistant State Attorney Mr. Don Rich-
ardson, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM
OF OUR HEARTS. In loving nernory of our
son, Anthony Richard Gehle,
The Gehle Family

Mission House donationS
This is a personal "Thank You" to all the
wonderful people of Okeechobee who help
the First Baptist Church of Okeechobee Mis-
sion House. Your generous donations of
clothes, housewares, knick-knacks, toys and
food have been an absolute blessing to the
families in need in this cornrunity. So many
people have corne here for help to supple-
inent their households by receiving free
clothes and food during these trying times
and God has truly blessed us through your
donations so that we are able to meet their
needs.
I have a special, "Thank You" for all the
great volunteers that corne in every Monday
and Wednesday. They sort through bags
and bags of clothes and boxes and boxes
of housewares, food and toys. They work
extra hard at keeping everything neat and
orderly. All clothing that needs to be hung is
hanging on appropriate racks, folded itens
are stacked neatly on shelves. Food itens


A fundraiser held at Harnrerhead's
Restaurant to benefit Urban Tails brought
in $2,000. Urban Tails is a non-profit orga-
nization that allows at-risk and incarcerated
youth to rehabilitate homeless shelter dogs
and then place then in permanent hornes.
Urban Tails plans to bring their breakthrough
program to the Okeechobee Intensive Half-
way House, operated by G4S Youth Services,
which serves 30 youth in Okeechobee and
is on the sarne grounds as the Okeechobee
Youth Development Center. The program
will assist the young people involve to fur-
ther learn about empathy, personal aware-
ness, responsibility, career development
skills and positive cornrunity involvement.
Sponsors and supporters of the fundraiser
included: 4 Girls Enterprises Lirno Servic-
es, Harnierheads Restaurant, Glarn Tans
Mobile Tans, The Horne Depot, Seacoast
National Bank, Beef O' Brady's, Tires Plus,
Sweets & Blooms, DP Productions, Pier II
Resort, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express,
Trends Salon, Shellen Guide Tours, The Mi-
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Community Events


Obituaries


Jake Allen Ward, 22
MARWVILLE, TENN. Jake Allen Ward, of Ma-
ryville, formerly of ( i., 1 .. .1~ Fla., passed
away Saturday, May 8 r
iles15, 2010 after a long is s r J

vived by his parents; *

Waker Ward;C brtl
ers, Joshua, and Za- a,
chary Ward;
grandparents, Har- -,
vey and Sylvia Walk-
er, Mollie Derbin,
and Pat Ward; and a
host of aunts, un-
cles, and cousins.
Jake was an inspiration to all of us and will be
truly missed but in~ .. r 1 6 .... 11. .
Memorial Services will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at R.I.O. East, with
Pastor Dale Buchanan officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Church.
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, do-
nations be made to help with expenses.
ch rint IrFuneralenHeme in Maryville is in
Condolences may be sent at website
www.MemorialFuneral HomeInc. com


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is $90. A $30 supply free is paid one time
each summer. Financial assistance is avail-
able. Registration will be May 22 and June
5, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Grace Brethren
Church, 701 S. Parrott Avenue. Space is lim-
ited.

CriSIS liH8 oH
radio talk show
Patrice Schroeder, community relations
specialist, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast
will be speaking May 22, on the 211 Help-
line to connect callers to information about
critical health and human services available
in the community, the Suicide Crisis Line
and Florida Braive Helpline for servicemen
and women impacted by deployment to
Afghanistan and/or Iraq and their families.
The program will air at 7:30 a.m. with re-
broadcasts at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM Treasure Coast and 100.3 FM West
Palm Beach.

Teen Dance Party coming,
Teens 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.


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.

Benefit BBQ planned
More2 ife Ministriels will hold a barber

cu.Te merduM 11l be oarmbecue dmp rk
baked beans, coleslaw and a roll for $8. All
of the proceeds go towards a mission trip to
Haiti. The barbecue will be held at the open
lot directly north of the Gilbert Snapper
dealership on 441 north. Delivery available
on orders of 5 or more. For information or
tickets, call Brent at 863-610-3301.

Y1MCA Summer Camp

Programs planned
YMCA Summper Camp Expedition for
ages 5-13 is a fun-filled day camp which
includes arts and crafts, field trips, games,
reading, sports, swimming and YMCA
Character Development. Campers should
wear comfortable clothing and closed toed
shoes and bring a lunch, a snack, bathing
suit, sunscreen and towel.
The camp will be held at Grace Breth-
ren Church, June 14-Aug. 13. Weekly fee


Grand 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).

Yacht Club to hold 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.

1Moose Lodge to hold Date

Night Dinner Theater
The Okeechobee Moose Lodge on NW
36th St. will hold Okeechobee's first "Date
Night Dinner Theater" with music, comedy
and dancing, on Saturday, May 22. Doors
open at 5 p.m. Entree choice of Roast Beef
or Park. Tickets are $10 at the door. Lodge
mambershllp e not eu~ired47Fo more infor-


GAL holds meeting for
V01Hnte6YS
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. Stop by
to find out about volunteer opportunities
and receive a free cup of coffee when you
speak to a GAL.






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Esther Mary Wood (Sprout)
OKEECHOBEE shrMary Wood
(Sprout), 78, died May 13, 2010 in Longwood
Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Lancaster, Pa., She moved to
Florida in 1968, residing in Palm Beach Gardens,
and moved to (il.. .. l. l. .- after retiring as a
bookkeeper. .
She was a member of Eastern Star and active
in the church and the choir. A loving wife,
mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
friend to all that knew her.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years,
Robert E.; son, Leslie E. (Deborah), of Hobe
Sound, Fla.; daughter, Diane Granitz, of Hobe
Sound, Fla.; five grandchildren, two great-grand-
children.
A memorial service will be held May 23, 2010,
atk3:00h ntm, at the First Presbyterian Church of
Memorial contributions may be made to the
First Presbyterian Church of (11.. . il.. n .~ 312
N. Parrott Ave., (il., . l..L I.d~ FL 34972. .
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, I10 NE 5th Street, ( i., . il.. n .~ FL. On-line
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.


Robert Glen Proper
OKEECHOBEE -Robert Glen Proper, 74, of
(il.~ . 1..1- d -- died Monday, May 17, 2010 in Rau-
lerson Hospital.
He was born February 29, 1936, in Linden,
Michigan to the late Glenn Daniel and Ella Prop-
er. He never met a stranger and was an avid
hunter, fisherman, and loved restoring classic

His is predeceased by his parents; sister,
Georgia; and a brother, Jim.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years,
Sandra McLees Proper of Okeechobee; son,
Robert G. Proper II (Carrie) of Groveland, Fla.;
daughter, Sarah M. Giguere (Rev. Brian) of Fre-
mont, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Jade,
Zack, Will, Allie, Faith, Kyle, Karleigh, Elijah;
great grandson, Kai; sisters, Betty Aten of North
Ft. Myers, Peg Denker of Mio, Michigan; and a
host of nieces and nephews, especially Tom
and Rona Denker. In addition he was survived
by too many adopted sons to name. He will be
missed by all.
The family will receive friends on Friday, May
21, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and ser-
vices on Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the
B rto er ne alaldome Chapel, with Rev. Brian
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, I10 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, FL. Online
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
neralhome.com.


Adoption Support
GToup to meet
Children's Home Society of Florida will
hold it's next Adoption Support Group
meeting at 6 p.m. May 19 at their adminis-
tration 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
support group is open to relative, non-rela-
tive 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.

Congressman Rooney to
speak at Lincoln Day Dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee
will be hosting the annual Lincoln Day Din-
ner on Friday, May 21, at the Williamson
Conference 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 Congress-
man 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 table for this event please call
Melissa Arnold at 863-610-2280. Seating is
limited.





Special to the Okeechobee News/Jan Fehrman

Orchid club to meet
Okeechobee Orchid Club President Harry Hoffner and guest speaker, Victor
Elliot who spoke on "Encyclias" at the last Orchid Club meeting. The next
meeting will be Show and Tell on Monday, May 24, at 7 p.m. You are invited
to bring your favorite orchid or a problem one to discuss. The meeting will
be held at the Extension Office, 458 Highway 98 N. For more information call
Extension at 863-763-6469

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of Basinger will meet
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Center. There will be a --
potluck supper at 6 p.m.
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spe ker.~~youth of Haven V O Tl
of Rest Church will have
a car wash and bake sale on Saturday, May
22 at 9 a.m. at Family Dollar Store. This is a
fundraiser for 2010 Radical Remnant Youth
Camp June 14-18, at Camp Denton. For
more inormaabt e lonV ih un~drae or2 54uth
863-357-3053. .
The members and guests of First Bap-
tist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth St., will be
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The sixth grade competition was won by
Cody Prescott of Yearling Middle School. He
gave a speech entitled "It's Not Easy Being
Me." Ryan Daniel of Osceola Middle School
took second place with a speech about high
expectations. Marjon Librando of Osceola
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brother Mark. Colton Etchinson of Osceola
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Cameron Cashwell of Everglades also
gave a nice speech on a former prisoner of
war from World War II who was held in a
German war camp for 106 days.
Each school has competitions which start
in the classroom and then school wide. Each
elementary school sends two students from
third and fourth grade to compete in the dis-
trict wide contest. Osceola had four students
compete in the fifth grade division. The sixth
grade contest included four students from
both Osceola and Yearling Middle Schools.
Pat McCoy was once again the mistress
of ceremonies for the event. Michael Daniel,
last years sixth grade winner was the co-host
of the event.
These students were very impressive as
they overcame their fear of crowds and bat-
tled nerves. There was also a good turnout
of parents, grand parents, and school offi-
cials at the event


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee's fourth, fifth and sixth grad-
ers and their public speaking abilities were
on display this month during the annual
4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Contest held
at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Au-
ditoriun.
Subjects in the speeches this year ranged
from the Space Shuttle Program to farnily
pets to history and even farnily nernbers.
Ernra Van Carnp of Central Elementary
won the fourth grade division with a speech
about the Space Shuttle Program. Shelby Kir-
ton of South Elementary won second place
with a speech about her show steer narned
Midnight. Joanna Rhymes of Seminole took
third place with a speech about her sister
which she titled, "The Good, the Bad, and
the Ugly." Alyssa Howard of Everglades took
fourth place with a speech about tree frogs
and their positive impact on the environ-
inent and how they can help treat diseases
like HIV and cancer.
Zachary Kielbasa of North Elementary
took the fifth grade division with a speech ti-
tled, "Wish I'd stayed horne." Morgan Bolan
of Seminole was the runner up with a speech
about reading. Taylor Anuez of Seminole fin-
ished in third place with a speech about her
wish to be a beautician when she grows up.
Kylee Johns of Osceola middle school took
fourth place with a speech about sornethine


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Fifth grade Tropicana Speech contest winners were: first place Zachary Kiel-
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Fourth graders taking top spots in the Tropicana Speech contest were: first
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Myron Jackson started his second year
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Brahman football team with his first s rnn
practice earlier this month. He predicts the
extra time with the kids this year should pay
off in improved results in the fall.
"I've enjoyed the attitude we've gotten
from the young men. We've been getting
better in small increments. That is what
practice is for. We are getting a little better
every day and that is the direction I want,"
he said.
Jackson maintains that the kids don't
have much to learn this spring. There have
been few changes to the play book and for-
mations they put in place last year. He ad-
mits he has his hands full trying to keep the
focus of young men in the hot weather and
after a long day at school.
"They have other things that are pulling
at them which include parents, relationships
with girls, and school work. Asking a kid to
be focused for three hours at practice is a
tough thing to ask a teenager," he said.
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has a lot of competition for jobs. The quar-
terback position remains unresolved. Jack
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school and has things going the night way.
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praised his offensive line. He said all of the
starters and the reserves are much stronger
and heavier than last year. He claims that will
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next year. "They have made great strides.
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ment District (SFWMD). To distinguish it from
potable water transported in white PVC pipes,
reused water is transported in purple PVC

While there are many users of reclaimed
water throughout the 16 counties served by
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are only two consumers of reused water --
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Williamson Cattle Company uses reclaimed
water from the OUA Cemetery Road wastewa-
ter treatment plant to irrigate orange groves.
"It has been beneficial to us and to OUA,"
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used reused water for 10 years. On an annual-
ized average basis Williamson Cattle Company
uses 800,000 gallons a day of reused water.
On a smaller basis OUA uses an average
of 400,000 gallons a day for irrigation of hay
fields at their Cemetery Road plant.
There are times during cold weather that
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to spray to keep their citrus trees from freez-
ing.
There are other potential consumers of
reused water in Okeechobee. John Hayford,
executive director of OUA, said that one pos-
sibility would be across the road from the
Cemetery Road plant at Evergreen Cemetery.


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night because visitors would be coming to the
cemetery at all hours of the day. Another po-
tential customer, also across the road from the
OUA plant, is R Bar Estates. Mr. Hayford said
that subdivision has large yards which could
be easily irrigated with reused water. Gary Rit-
ter, director of SFWMD's Okeechobee Service
Center said that R Bar Estates was once con-
sidered as a grant recipient to utilize reused
water. However he said the grant money dried
up.
Mr. Hayford said the public perception is
to question how safe reused water is. He as-
serted that reused water is indeed clean and
safe to use. Within the SFWMD service area
there are more than 100 reuse systems that
consume 236 million gallons of reclaimed wa-
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Monday, May 24. Lirnited spaces are avail-
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lbs. Rabies shots are $2; rabies tags are $8.
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provides shelter, aid and responsible adop-
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educates the cornrunity about respect and
kindness to all animals. Anirnal Control has
received the gracious support of several lo-
cal businesses to make this Spay-a-thon a
success. Supporting local businesses include
Pier II Resort, Hampton Inn of Okeechobee,
McDonalds, and Subway. Their generous
moation n r critical to making this pro-


Anirnal Control will be partnering with
Emergency Management to conduct this
Spay-a-thon as a drill for the County. Every
year, Okeechobee County is required to per-
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trirnrings less than 4 feet in length and no
more than 5 inches in diameter, and weigh-
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Duelle Gore won the most valuable
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High School Boys Basketball banquet held
on Saturday.
Coach Bryan Van Camp said good bye to
a special group of hoopsters, his first team as
head coach. Seniors who graduate this year
include Ricky Nieto, Austin Willard, Aaron
Suarez, Jonathan Hudoff, Duelle Gore, Bni-
an Rose, Chris Shanks, Ryan Osceola, Matt
Skipper and Troy Harper.
All of those seniors who attended the
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the quick start award for his excellent play
especially at the beginning of games. Hud-
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11 points in less than 1:30 during a victory
over Lincoln Park which turned out to be a
key district win.
Van Camp said he was very impressed
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tournament semifinal. "A lot of credit goes to
the boys. There is nothing more difficult than
the first year with a new coach. They were a
great group of kids who bought in and sup-
ported me. It made my job a lot easier."
Van Camp isn't worried about the future
even though he has only one player return-
ing, Deforest Shanks. He said it's possible
that three sophomores could start on the
varsity next year. "It's exciting to rebuild. I'm
excited for Deforest because he deserves an
opportunity to shine and be a leader. It will
be a challenge, but we'll work hard just like
this year and see what happens."
Rose said he felt very good to win the
Brahman award. He said he tried to have
the right attitude on the bench this year.


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the team. We were like a family together this
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Girls basketball team honored at banquet


May 19, 2010


Okeechobee News


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Girls Bas-
ketball Team had a lot to celebrate this year
as they had a second consecutive winning
season and played competitively against
some of the best teams in the region.
Eight of the varsity players will graduate
in a few weeks which made their May 15,
banquet emotional for Coach Tony Sher-
lock, who recently stepped down as head
coach.
"I was privileged to work with these la-
dies. They had some athletic ability. I give
credit to prior coaches. They really worked
together with me the last two years. It has
been the two best girl's basketball teams in
Okeechobee in awhile," he said.
The future could be bright despite the
graduations as the junior varsity team only
lost two games this past year.
"They have a forward and a good point
guard and some very big girls coming in
next year," Sherlock said, "They might not


be good instantly but in the next couple of
years they could be very good."
Sherlock said he was proud his team
worked hard on defense and also did a good
job rebounding despite not being a very tall
team. He gave out awards to all of his gradu-
ating seniors.
Miesha Henderson won the broom award
for working hard on the floor and leading
the cheers for her teammates off the floor.
Janezzka Koger earned an award for team
spirit. Henderson and Koger both had GPA
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player award. Sherlock called her the key to
the defense and nicknamed her the wall.
Several of the players were honored for
having outstanding grade point averages.
Callandra Youmans earned the academic
award. Essence Williams won the Brah-
man award. She finished eighth in the state
in steals per game this year. Monica Koger
was named the team's most valuable player.
She also earned a four year letter award.
Markeisha Youmans took home the team
rebounding award.


Koger said she was sad her career was
over but admitted she is ready to get col-
lege started. She will attend the University
of South Flonida and could try out for their
track team. "I'm very proud of my accom-
plishments. I wish I could have done a little
bit more but I'm proud of what I did."
Williams said it will be difficult to say
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team who will graduate this year. She said
there are a number of younger players who
should be able to step in next year, "I will cry
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I'm glad I was on the team this year because
it was a very good year."
Sherlock praised all of the girls for their ef-
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successful. "I'm glad they bought into it, but
I didn't give them a choice. They knew what
exactly to expect. They got the message and
said lets do it or we'll be on the bench. They
worked together very well."
Three of the girls played in the Treasure
Coast All Star Classic this year, Jewel Buck,
Markeisha Youmans and Keighly Stewart.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold Its Regu-
ar Session on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at the Health Depart-
11ent Auditorlum, 1728 NW 9 h Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of Count
commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meetng wil
iced a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she
Nill need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings Is made,
Nhich record shall Include the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
,eal Is to be based.
[n accordance with the Americans with Disablitbes Act (ADA) and Florida
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-No (2) working days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-4559 or
363-763~-2131, ext. 2111. If you are hearing or volce Impaired, call TDD
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:Ilf Betts Ir., Chairman
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)keechobee County, Florida
jharon Robertson, Clerk
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355005 ON 5/19/10

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Uotice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Stattes, the
ilown eaepplcua on(s) for permit have been received for project(s) In

'ort Drum Corporation RO. Box 1177, Okeechobee, FL 34973, has submit-
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U0 further public notice will be provided r grding this application. A copy
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,rocededings. Applica oen st tus andeabsss lated documents can also e tob-
:h pp la on/es mitSearch on the ePermltn ae subtantally af t ~
8d persons are entitled to re uest an administrative hearing regarding the
,oosed agency acton by submiting a written request aftr reviewing the
ott report
354430 ON 5/19/10


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT--REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT ONF ENVIi M NOTNAL PROTECTION,
IEQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Parks/District 3 requests proposals for a grazing
agreement for Klssimmee Pralrle Preserve State Park
jITE VISIT 6/8/2010@ 10:00 am Local Time
.OCATION: Klssimmee Pralrle Preserve State Park
33104 NW 192nd Ave, Okeechobee FI 34972
3ID OPENING: 5/17/2010 @ 8:00 am Local lime
3ID CLOSING: 6/23/2010 @ 5:00 pm Local Time
07 84sg- 00Sp Cals r owns Nava 3-4b62-5c3606o by v n ses m e
~ralrle Preserve State Park In Okeechobee, or Recreaton and Parks/District
3 In Apopka
354685 ON 5/16,19,21,23,26,28/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 684
jEACOASTNATIONALBANK, Plaintiff
.OCK 7 DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida limited labllty company; STEPHEN E. FISHER; SANDRA H. FISHER; DEAN E. LAVALLEE; ANN MARIE LAVALLEE; and LAi-
'ISH, LLC, a Florida lmlad labllty company, Defendants.
NOTTCF OF SAL F PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAFFFR 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
:ash at the In the July Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on 6/6/2010,
Le following described real and personal property located In Okeechobee County, Florida:
a. luld. (erein, the "Land"): A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being a porton of Lots A
and B, acco ding to the Plat entitled Survey of a Part of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, as recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 76, Public Record of
)keechobee County, Florida, being more particularly descrbed as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner ofsaid Lot A, bengthe pont of ntersection of the Nort lne of said Secton 4 and the Wet right ofway lIneof Stte
load 15, also known as Parrot Avenue, as shown onSte of Florida Dpartment of Transportaton Right of Way Map Section 926; thence South 00 degrees
37' 39" West along the East line of said Lot A and said West right of way line a distance of 110.00 feet toa point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of
jaid Lot A and the Point of Beginning of the following described parcel o land; thence continuing albong said East lot line South 00 degrees 07' 39" West a dis-
-ance of 196.87 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the North, having a radius of 9.0feet and a central angle of 72 degrees 07' 18"; thence
~ealg said lot line, Westerly
Po te are of said curve a distance of 114.30 feet to a polnt of reverse curvature of a curve concave to the South, having a radius of 137.89 feet and a cen-
r agle of 57 degrees 59' 03"; thence Southwesterly a og the are of said curve a distance of 139.55 feet to a point of compound curvature of a curve con-
:ave to the Southeast, having a radius of 3191.17 feet an a central angle of 03 degrees 00' 01" thence Southwesterly along the are of said curve a distance
,f 167.10 feet to a point of compound curvature of a curve concave to the East, having a radius of 147.59 feet and a central angle of 22 degrees 09' 19";
tence Southerly along the are of said curve a distance of 57.07 feet to a polnt of compound curvature of a curve concave to thie East, having a radius of
355.45 feet and a central angle of 16 degrees 05' 28"; thence Southerly alone the are of said curve a distance of 99.83 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a
:urve concave to the West, having a radius of 55.91 feet and a central angle of 54 degrees 49' 06"; thence Southerly along the are of said curve a distance of
53.49 feet to the point of tangency; thence South 45 degrees 40' 32" West a distance of 21.51 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the East hav-
ng a radius of 48.59 feet and a central angle of 66 degrees 59' 23"; thence Southerly along the are of said curve a distance of 56.81 feet to the polnt of tan-
lency; thence South 21 degrees 18' 51" East a distance of 27.64 feet to a point on the North right of way line of State Road 78 as described In 0 halal Record
3ook 517, Page 1810, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence South 63 degrees 28' 36" West along said ri ht of way line a distance of 109.15
ieet to a point on the West line of said Lot B; thence departing said ri ht of way line North 00 degrees 07' 39" East along the West line of said Lot B a distance
,f 813.78 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet ofsaid Lot B; thence departing said West line of said Lot B, South 89 degrees 48' 24" East
albN.g saiduS nhaces. T b nefto 12e eaee te ad otoe~r ghts of any nature whatsoever, If any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
:he be~n it of all rightsf-ofway, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of Ingress and egress to the Land and all
ad~olning property, and any Improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and rlparian rights, whether now exist-
ng or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, Issues, Incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap-
uc.an noovments. All building s, structures, beatrments and other Improvements of any nature now or hereaftr situakd In whole or In part upon the
-and or the Appurtenances, regar less of whether physically afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
d. Tannible Pronerty. All of Mortgagor's right, tle and interest, If any, In and to all Inventory, goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible personal
propertyy of any nature whatsoever that Is now or hereafter (1) attached or afixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (Il) situated upon or a out the
-and or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (111) regardless of where
situated, If used, usable or intended to be used In connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing Includes: all heat-
ng, air conditioning, Ilghting, Incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conducts, wiring, and swithboards; all
,lumbing, Ilftng, cleaning, tire preventon, ire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
Jm cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerabrs, cabinets,
and partitions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all furniture, furnishings, office equipment and office supple; and
all additions, accessions, renewals, r placements and substitutons of any or a of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
01 lu nerAl rcens Ishes, inmes ,o unt ad poht I any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tan ible Prpety, or any combination,
including Mortga or's interest In and to all leases, Ilcenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any portion of the o n, Improvements or Tan-
Ilble Pro eity, w eheer now existing or hereafter made, Including all amendments, modlications, replacements, substitutons, extensions, renewals or consoll-
latons; but reserving to Mort agor In the manner provided by t is Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
ents, issues, incomes and profi untl Mortgagor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
plly called the "Rents" In this Mortgage.
f. Secondary Financina. All of Mortgagor's right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described In this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
ng intended by ti revision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest In any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as security for th peformance of an obligation.
g. eRpceedr. Il proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or Involuntary, or any of the pro eity encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidated
:Ialms dr nt t are othenulse payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any sueh property, Including all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
hrt Contrac Riot nd Accounts. All of Mortgagor's right, ttle and interest In and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or Implied, now exist-
ng or hereaftr entered into or arising, In any matter related to te Improvement, use, operaton, sale, conversion or other disposition of any interest In the
-and, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combinaton, Including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due and
:o become due thereunder; and Including maintenance contracts, constructon contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
11ent leases; but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagor's obligations under any of the foregoing con-
:racts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them In writng.
mi. 1~m All right, title and Interest of Mortgagor In and to all trade names now or hereaftr used In conneton with the operation of the Land and Improve-
j. Other Intannihles. All contract rights, goods, Inventory, commissions, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort claims,
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, leatr of credit rights, letters of credit and general Intangibles, as such terms from time to tme are de-
ined In the Florida Uni orm Commercial Code, In any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or Involuntary) of
Oe Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, Including all permits, Ilcenses, Insurance pollais, rights of action, chosen In action, con-
ract rights, corporate or other business records, Inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
bt ts, re istahtions,mdaenchises, cdairsndder gu rantes, secuy itrs kr dothern sunty held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
k. Appurtenances. The benefit of all easements and othe rghts of any nature whatsoever, If any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
he benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of Ingress and egress to the Land and all
ad~olning property, and any Improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and rlparian rights, whether now exist-
ng orN meafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, issues, Incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap-
I. Improvements. All buildings, structures, betterments and other Improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated In whole or In part upon the Land
,r the Appurtenance, regardless of whether physically afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
arr.Tanon nu Pron v hal lof M ta or' Ightd@ r~ead inteet C aonr n xan dthall lvnto n godsrofurnlhibe, fixt re, erq i ment adu tngl pea onhal
.anpde the Improvements or both, re ardless of whether physically afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (111) regardless of where
;Ituated, If used, usable or Intended to e used In connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing Includes: all heat-
ng, air conditionin Ilghting, Incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, condults, wiring, and swithboards; all
,lumbing, Ilftng, cleaning, ire preventon, ire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
Im cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerabrs, cabinets,
and partitions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundrubequipment; all building materials; all furniture, furnishings, office equipment and office supple; and
ntIadlyodns acessioans, ed~newa grepl e ty9 In is Mstitutoens of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
n. InrpeDIa. All rents, Issues, incomes, accounts and profit In any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination,
including Mortga or's interest In and to all leases, Ilcenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any portion of the Land, Improvements or Tan-
Ibe Pro ,est.w heer no~wrexistmrg or hereae rnardoe, Indlubding ll aomenadmeants cod ications re~pla e ens s~u tbu ons, et nslo s reanedwalsaor cnsohh
-ents, Issues, incomes and profW6unbl Mortaor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
ally called the "Rents" In this Mortgage.
o. Secondary Financina. All of Mortgagor's right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property descrbed In this para raph 2 for debt, it be-
ng intended by ti revision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest In any of the property encum ered by this Mortgage
as security for th peformance of an obligation.
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:Ialms, or that are othenulse payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any suc property, Including all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
,rovided In this Mortgage.
q. Contract Riahts and Accounts. All of Mortgagor's right, ttle and interest In and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or Implied, now exist-
ng or hereaftr entered int or arising, In any matter related to te Improvement, use, operaton, sale, conversion or other disposition of any interest In the
.and, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combinaton, Including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due and
-o become due thereunder; and Including maintenance contracts, constructon contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
nent leases; but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagor's obligations under any of the foregoing con-
racts unless and until Mortga ee elects to assume them In writng.
r. Hains. All right, title and interest of Mortgagor In and b all trade names now or hereaftr used In connecton with the operation of the Land and Improve-
nents.
s. Other Intannihles. All contract rights, goods, Inventory, commissions, money, documents, Instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort claims,
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, leatr of credit rights, letters of credit and general Intangibles, as such terms from time to tme are de-
ined In the Florida Uni orm Commercial Code, In any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or Involuntary) of
he Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, Including all permits, Ilcenses, Insurance pollais, rights of action, chosen In action, con-
ract rights, corporate or other business records, Inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
Ights, re Istratons, frnch ses, cla ms under guaranty, ecuit Interstsw or other security held or granted to secure payment of contrats by account
debtors, al1 rights to Indemnlication and all other Intangible prpryof every kind and nature.
Any reference to the "Mortgage" shall mean that certain Commercial Mortgage and Security Agreement dated November 15, 2006 and Mortgage Modlication
and Extenslon Agreement dated December 19, 2008 made by the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee, and any reference to the "Mortgagor" shall mean Lock 7 Devel-
,pment, LLC, a Florida limited labllty company, and any reference to the 'Mortgagee shall mean Seacoast National Bank.
4NY PERSON CLAIIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
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IN THE CIRCUHr COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2010-DR-136
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS


and
Joyce Ann Santos,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Joyce Ann Santos
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been iled against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense ian, toiton
SoySantos, whose address Is PO
Box 2964, Okeechobee, FL 34973 on
or before June 11, 2010, and ile the
original with the clerk of this Court at
Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, Court 0 erations 1st
Floor, 312 NW 3rd Stmeet. Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 before ser-
vice on Petitoner or Immediately
thereafter If you fail to do so a
default may be entered st
Iu for the relief deman ed in
e petitin all court documents In
this case, Including orders, are
avail le ethe Clemayof the Clcu
documents upo request.
You must kepthe Clerk of the Cir-


36 South, Range 34 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida,
and being more particularly
described as follows: Com-
menc dat the N rth~eet corn r
thence S 01018'46" W along
the East line of Said N V2 of
fe8.e6 to tdeis nt e ec
tion w i h t e N orth line o f theitne o
South 2139.11 feet of said N
Sof Sction 30; Thend rN
8024 w, along sal Not
lnadistance of 2158.66
et othe Point o~f B~ego nng
W,loeng sid Nrth line, a dis-
tance of 1084.28 feet; thence
N 01o42'48" E, passing into
03dS~ecto nt, 1 ahsitat se o
Northij1t 6euet, othe id the e
to5 dionE ah ; th ne ou tN

lnadistanceof 1084.96
ft;thence Sid0 43'45" W,
passing into sai Scin 30, a
distance of 1611.09 feet, to
the Point of Beginbing. Lot 8,
Kracher KountrySu vision.
Any person claiming an interest In
surplus from the sale, If any, oth-
t aof tthhe Iroperty owner as oflthe
daeofte t end ns must he a
claiT whln 60201ys after the sale.

SHARON ROBERTIS N CLERK
ByAs De uny Cl
hfyou ardsa person with dlat 7 t
wo need any accommo lbon In
order to participate In this proceed-
Ing, yuthare entitled, at no cost to
you, tote provision of certain assis-
tnee. Pletas co act Codurt Adminls
lraon no lae hn7dys prior t
bhepmeeedmng at 25 cNWLC ntry6
(7)07-4370 within two working 9
dy f your receipt of this Nobce. If
you are hearing Impaired call
r d091-8(7701; If55-ou77are volce Im-
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LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at BM1
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 4th day of June 2010
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
twi~&ng andstorage. Year, Make,

1997 White Ford Taurus
1FALP52U6YA243079
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sales are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
In "AS IS" with no guarantees.
355053 ON 5/19/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 813
DIVISION: Civil Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintff
CILINA MERISIER FORTIN,
Defendants
NOTTCF OFSAl PURSUANT
TO CHAFFFR 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 13, 2010, and
entered In Case No. 2009 CA 813 of
the Circuit Court In and for OKEE-
CHOBEE CutFlorida wherein
SOUTHERN HMSTS N.
Florida Corporation stePanf,
and CILINA MERISIER FOREIN are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash In
the July Assembly Room, 2nd Floor
Cn ee 01 bW TirdoSutne t, uked
chobee, Florida at 11 o'clock A.M.
on the 16th day of June, 2010 the
following described property as set
forth In said Order or Final Judg-
ment, wit:
Lots 28 and 29, Block 13,
ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES,
as recorded in Plat book 3,
Okpeeche cuny CFF rida.
Property #R
1-15-36-35-0040-00130-0280
HQIICT
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
SLDE AFEARL PA N OFF PR EN
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL IUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAMING A RIGHT TO
FNDS OREMAINING AFTERCM1E
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAM, YOU WILL
NNOGTFBUEN TITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIIM THESE FUNDS
LFIEDTO AUVE ARELA WER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAM ANY MONEY
TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
ELEASCEO ECK WITH HE CLEORUKNO
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TENE(10F) DY EA TER TE
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida this 14th day of May,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M.30NES
Moody, ones, Ingino
& Morehead, RA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantaton, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
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cult Court's office noticed of your
current address. (You may ile Notice
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
Il.91b5e) Fut re paper enat is lwsult
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
aure crtain lutsor tlir dslsrer o
documents and Information. Failure
to comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dsmissal or striking of plead-
Dat~ed: May 7, 2010
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ HEATHER THOMAS
35431 ON 5 1 ,kl9,26;6/2/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
Case No. 2009 CA578
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc.,
Plaintiff,
LEIGHTON WIILSON, et ux, et al,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF CIFRK'SSAl F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated May 13, 2010, en-
tered by the Circuit Court of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, In that
certain case, the docket number of
which Is 2009 CA 578, wherein RIV-
ERSIDE NATIONAL BANK, etc., Is
Plaintiff, and LEIGHTON WIILSON, et
ux, et al., are Defendants, I, SHAR-
ON ROBERTSON. Clerk of Circuit
Court, will, on the 16th day of
June, 2010, at 11:00 o'clock A.M., or
as soon thereafter as the sale may
be held, sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash In the July Assembly
Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, the fol-
lowing descrbed real estate, situate,
u yn, aFd reidng In Okeechobe

u parcel of Ind lIngoin the
tion 19 and the North one-half
(N V2) of Section 30, TownshiP


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3508ON 5/19/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.47-2009-CA-000436
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
TMMY L. REIDENBACH A/K/A
TAMMY REIDENBACH, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTTCF OFFORFCIOSURF SAl F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final 3udgment of Mot-
59ge Roreclosume dted CMa 1
47-2009-CA-000436 of the Circuit
hourt of the NINETEENTH Judical
Circuit In and for OKEECHOBEE
county, Flonda wherein BANK OF
AMERICA, N.A., Is the Plaintiff and
TAMMY L. REIDENBACH A/K/A TAM-
MY REIDENBACH; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TAMMY L. REIDENBACH
PEFABA BIERI;RI Br tH DfndaN s
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 3URY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
N. N RDUSDT AET, KNEEHOB3E1E2
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
16th day of June, 2010, the follow-
Inddescbed pm dery as set forth In
WEST '/ OF EAST '/ OF SOUTH '/
OF SOUTH '/ OF TRACT 8, SEC-
TION 20, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 33 EAST 1.50 ACRES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAIT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
REOTDSFLOFDA OKEECHOBEE

A/K/lA 22291 NW 284TH STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
thAnsuperson cl min asallntersa yn
other thn the property owner as of
the date of the Lls Pendens must ile
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Court on May 14, 2010.
Shamon Robedtson
Clerk of the Circuit Cour
By: Lind uF Y u
Flonda Default Law Gmoup, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Flonda 33622-5018
FO9069516
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amerl-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodaton to
participate In this proceeding should


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IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA C INLDIVISION
472009CA000600CAXXXX
DEUTS BAN S IOALN TR
RSI ENTIL MO 0GA -BASKEDDE-
TIAL MSOE GE-0BA ED CEREIFI-

V antiff,
ALEXANDER DUQUE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALEXANDER DUQUE
MARCOS DUQUE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MARCOS DUQUE; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION
OF DHEeSdUBIECTPROPERTY;


To the folwnI Dfn a~)
ALEXANDER DUQUE
4581SOUTHWEST 131ST TERRACE
MIRAMAR, FLORIDA 33027
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ALEXANDER DUQUE
4581 SOUTHWEST 131ST TERRACE
MIRAMAR, FLORIDA 33027
MARCOS DUQUE
4581SOUTHWEST131STTERRAC
MIRAMAR, FLORIDA 33027
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARCOS DUQUE
4581SOUTHWEST 131ST TERRACE
MIRAMAR, FLORIDA 33027
who Is evading service of process
and the unknown defendants who
may be spouse, hl~ ~aeirsdvse,
grantees, assignees, Ilnrcredl-
tors, tru~sees, andt ol artleusn r l
against the defendant who are
not known to be dead oralive, and
all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest In the rop-
erty described In the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE NORTH 1/2 OF TRACT 30,
SECTION 11, AND THE EAST
1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTH
1/2 OF TRACT 30, SECTION
11, AS TO THE SOUTHERN
COLONIZATION COMPANY
PLAT OF TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 33, EASTAC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
OICOd RCDS 36FOTKHEECPH
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; (AKA
LOTS E & F) a/k/a 16575 NW
306TH STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972.
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wrltian defenses, If any, to it, on Ka-
hane & Associates, RA., Attorney for
P antf whose add~res Is 8a2N0tatio
Florida 33324 within thirty (30) days
after the inst publicaton of this No-
tice In THE OKEECHOBEE NEWS and
Cur elte bfr servel n s ln
tifs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be
en rd aga net yupla the relief de-
This notice Is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No.2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, If you are a per-
son with a disabllty who needs any
accommodation In order to partcl-
pat in hi proceeding, you are enti-
dca noacos to youPI t rov incs
the Court Administrator at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle,
Florlda 34986, Phone No.
(72)8u0r7-4370 Ithin Z or~kineday
pleading; If you are hearnn Im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771 ( DD); If
you are volce Impaired call
1-800-955-8770 (V) (Vla Florida Re-
aWITNESSmy hand and the seal of
this Court this 5th day of May, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk oftheCour
By: Arlene Nealls
As Deputy Clerk
Kahane & Associates, P.A.
8201 heters Road, Ste.3000
Plantaton, FL 33324
Telephone: (954 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (94) 382-5380
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
CIVIL DR ASION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000174

BANK OF MERICA, N.A.'

IIA GABRIELAI FERNANDEZ, et al,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: YORIS E. SANTANA
Last Known Address: 15997 NW
286th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Also Attempted At: 1232 SW Mlnyo
Avenue, Port Saint Lucle, FL 34953
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
f Frcoure er dMor e on S#

West H of the West H of the South
H of the North H of Tract 8, Secton
24 as tnOthe UTHdTRNoCOTUNIs -
34 South, Range 33 East, according
to the plat thereof recorded In Plat
Book 4,Pages 3-3E, Inclusive, Public
Rorsof Okeechobee County,
Florida.
SUBJECT toa road and draa e
easement across the South tit
ee,(301 and the West sixty feet,
(0,of the aforementioned lot.
East H of the West H of the South
H of the North H of Tract 8, Secton
24 as to the SOUTHERN COLONIZA-
TION COMPANY PLAT of Township
34 South, Range 33 East, according
to the plat thereof recorded In Plat
Book 4, Pages 3 3E, Inclusive, Pub-
orcR cords of Okeechobee County,
SUBJECT toa road and dra~ine
easement across the South tit
feet, (30) of the aforementioned lot.
Has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, RA., Attorney
for Plaintiff, whose address Is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FI
LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 withinthty
(30)' days after the in pblcaio o
NEWS and ile the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or Immedl-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded In the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disablities need special accom-
cmeo atonsh uld cotc note I tph
seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
Ing Court Administration at 250 NW
Country Club Dr., Port St. Lucle, FL
34989. Phone 772-807-4370,
1-800-955-8771 (hearing Impal ed)
or 1-800-955-8770 (volce Impa rd.
WITNESS my hand and the selof
this Court this 5th day of May, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
BY Arlene Nealls

354336ON 5/12,19/1Aseuy0 ek


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News

The internet is
a meanS for rapid
dispersal of informa-
tion. However, some
Of that information
may HOt be true. If it
Seems questionable


it should be verified
before being acted
upon.
A case in point is
a fake AMBER alert
that has been mak-
ing the rounds via
e-mail. The AMBER
alert program is a


voluntary partner-
ship between law-
enforcement agen-
cies, broadcasters,
transportation agen-
cies and the wireless
industry, to active an
urgent bulletin in the
most serious child-


abduction cases.
Some people in
the Okeechobee area
recently received an
AMBER alert via e-
mail concerning a 15
year old boy named
Evan Trembley. It
contains the name


of Staff Sergeant
Rick Williams of the
Wichita Falls Police
Department. There
is no one at the
Wichita Falls Police
Department by that
name and the tele-
Iphone number given
for that officer is not
a Working number.
According to
Snopes.com, a web-
Slte dedicated to
checking the validity
Of questionable in-
ternet information,
that AMBER alert
has been circulating
SlHCe mld-August of
2007.
I De DeSt way to
Verify an AMBER
alert is to go to www.
amberalert.gov, a
Website operated by
the U.S. Department
Of Justice. A check
Of that website on
Friday, May 14 re-
Vealed: "There are
HO current AMBER
Alerts.
The AMBER
alert website rec-
Ommends that an
AMBER alert give as
much information as
pOssible to describe
the child, the details
of the abduction and
What is known ab out
the psible bdu
tor Te sEva nakeus
bley AMBER alert is
curiously lacking in
those details.
The fake AMBER
alert directs persons
With information on
Evan Trembley to the
e-mail address Helo-r
findEvanTrembley@
Yahoo.com. Accord-
Ing to snopes.com,
that is a nonexistent
addreSS.






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May 19, 2010


Okeechobee News


Free computer classes
at public library
The Heartland Library Cooperative con-
tinues its mission to offer free weekly com-
puter classes to citizens of Okeechobee
County. Currently, Introduction to PCs is
being offered at the Okeechobee County
Library on Thursdays. Starting this month,
Intermediate PCs will also be offered. Intro-
duction to PCs allows beginner users the
chance for hands-on experience in basic
computer hardware and basic Microsoft'"
software. The Intermediate PCs class will
encompass the use of editing tools and the
modification of personal settings within Mi-
crosoft Windows ". For schedules and infor-
mat on, all th Okeechobee County Library


Yard sale to benefit
homeless animals

a vid S~au e taon bne thee trRescue wH j lsd
All proceeds will be used to for the use of
sa ing lives oftanrnals. Please hIlpaby do-

3 p.m. weekly at the shelter located 1203
Hw 98 N. Donations for the pets can also
be dropped off at the same location.
They are in need of Eukanuba adult and
puppy food, towels, blankets, contractor
size trash bags, printer paper, laundry and
dish detergent. Volunteers to help with the
caring of dogs, office duties, and fundrais-
ing are needed. The yard sale will be held
on Saturday, May 22, starting at 8 a.m. un-
til 1 p.m. 1203 Hwy 98 N. Call for donation
pickup 863-357-1104.

Hurricane seminar planned
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will hold its annual Hur-
ricane Preparedness Seminar on Thursday,
June 3, at 5 30 pm.t, at Raul rasene fosp tal
prepared for this hurricane season.
Guest speakers will include: Eric Burris,
Meteorologist, WPBF 25 News; Billy Dean,
WOKC AM 1570 & FM 100.9; Mike Faulkner,
Emergency Management; Karl Holkamp,
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue; Marnie
Lauter, Raulerson Hospital; Jenny Pung,
W:ste anagemnt eGnaryD ;itr SoouthSFhl r-
American Red Cross; Major Noel Stephens,
Sheriff's Office; Vicki Williams, Florida De-
partment of Financial Services; Paulette
Wise, Bank of America; Karl Holkamp; and
Others.
The seminar is free, but seated is limited.
To reserve your seats, call 863-763-2488.

Seniors get help
with electric bills
Okeechobee Senior Services has funds
available to assist low income Seniors (60
years and over) with their electric bill. Call
Kim at 863-462-5180 for further information.
It must be a Florida Power and Light elec-
ercbill nderecipient must be a resident of


Firecracker pageant
benefits Fire/Rescue
The Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
Volunteers will host their annual Fire-
cracker pageant fundraiser on June 19, in
the Okeechobee High School Lecture Hall.
Money raised will be used to purchase fire
fighting equipment for Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue and fire prevention education
materials for the children of Okeechobee
County. Applications may be picked up at
the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Station
1, Chloe's Closet, Lances Tree House, The
Outpost and Photos by Bobbi For informa-
tion, contact pageant coordinator Donny Ar-
nold at 863-623-6464, or Margie at Okeecho-
bee County Fire/Rescue 863-763-5544.


YES Teen Summer program
accepting applicationS
The Parks and Recreation Department
is accepting applications for the Youth En-
gaged in Service (YES) Program for teens
ages 15-18. Get involved in your commu-
nity this summer and earn up to 40 service
hours. Applications and information sheets
are available at the Rec. Dept. at 640 N.W
27th Lane (in the Sports Complex) Monday-
Friday, between 8:30-5 p.m. The YES Pro-
gram will run Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5
p.m. for 5 weeks from June 28-July 29 (ex-
cept July 5). Applications are due by Friday,
May 28. The registration fee is $155, due by
June 18. For more information, please call
Josephine O'Mallan at 863-763-6950.


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We Buy Scrap Gold,
Silver and Coins

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


Bloodmobile to visit
Help save lives by becoming a blood
donor. If you are in good health, at least 17
years old and weigh at least 100 pounds, you
can help save lives by donating blood.
Visit the blood mobile these locations:
*May 25, at SFWMD Field Office at 1
p.m. 4:30 p.m.
May 25, at U Save at 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
May 29, at Wal-Mart at 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
May 30, at Clock Restaurant at 10 a.m.
-3 p.m.
May 31, on Memorial Day at 9 a.m. 1
p.m.
If you have any questions, speak to a
medical professional at any of the blood
drives.





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