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Reports: Teen incompetent to stand trial


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thursday,
Okeechobee County Commission-
ers will be asked to express their
preference for a S.R. 710 extension
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ers after Friday's The board will hear presentation
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Fire officials are investigating
a fire that destroyed buildings
in Dean's Court Sunday.

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The trial of a now 13-year-old boy ac-
cused of molesting five young boys has
again been delayed, much to the chagrin of
County Judge Jerald Bryant.
At the heart of the judge's "disappoint-


Deans Court

structure fire

considered


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A structure fire might have been
burning for over 30 minutes early
Sunday before Okeechobee City


ment" were reports from three court-ap-
pointed psychologists dealing with Ryan
Nielson and his competency to stand trial.
Nielson was arrested Dec. 16, 2009, and
charged with seven counts of sexual battery
and six counts of lewd and lascivious mo-
lestation. The alleged victims were between
the ages of 8 and 11i.


Nielson's trial was to begin Monday, May
24, but due to "deficiencies" in the reports
from the psychologists the teen's trial could
be as much as a year away.
The psychologists -- Dr. Michael Reardon'
Dr. Deborah Leporowski and Dr. Gregory
Landrum -- were appointed by the court to


evaluate Nielson and his ability to stand trial.
All three doctors said the boy is incompetent
at this time.
Dr. Reardon and Dr. Leporowski both
indicated that Nielson could be mildly re-
tarded. In his report, Dr. Landrum said
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May 26, 2010


Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
raided a suspected marijuana grow house in
Fort Drum and confiscated alleged pot plants
that had an estimated street
value of over $300,000.

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Diaz, 33. Both men were
charged with cultivation
of marijuana, possession Elman
of marijuana with intent to Montero
sell, trafficking in marijua- Rodriquez
na and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Both men were also booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under bonds of
$385,000
An arrest report by a task force detec-
tive said 82 plants with active root systems
that weighed 95.5 pounds were found in
the garage. The investigators also found ap-
proximately 127.7 grams of suspected pot
in the kitchen cabinets that was already
baged--al'ong wn'sh p 1 ic s wic bag ,
grinder. The report described the suspected
pot found in the kitchen cabinet as "finished
product."
According to a detective with the task


force, the suspected marijuana was of "fairly
good quality" and had an estimated street
value of $380,000.
"The wiring was very poorly done, but
the pot looked fairly good," said the detec-
tive.
The plants found in the
garage were all 3- to 4-feet
tall, stated the report.

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Property Appraiser's Of-
fice web site indicated
that the doublewide mo-
William bile home is owned by
Diaz
Francisco and Amelia Ya-
nez, who list a mailing address of S.E. Hori-
zon Ave. in Stuart. The detective said it's not
known yet if Rodriguez and Diaz were rent-
ing the mobile home and two-car garage.
Besides the 82 pot plants, detectives also
seized equipment that is normally used in a
growing operation. That equipment consist-
ed of timers, grow lights, ballasts, AC units'
wooden stakes, capacitors, water pumps,
thermometers, AC duct work and fans.
Inside one bedroom of the home de-
te ivsm nr predly found ares a t ahnodus ,
starting. Not all of these plants had roots,
added the report.
Both Rodriguez and Diaz have previous
addresses in Miami, the report stated.


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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).
*Lawrence William Johnson, 22, N.E.
72nd Circle, Okeechobee, was arrested
May 20 by Deputy Matthew Crawford on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and violation of
probation possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He is being held without bond.
*Michael Timothy Miller, 21, S.E. Seville
St., Stuart, was arrested May 21, by Deputy

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bation burglary of a structure (two counts)
violation of probation grand theft (two
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He is being held without bond.
*Lloyd Cody Hawthorne, 49, N.W 10th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 22, by
Deputy Joseph Gracie on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence and driving while li-
cense suspended with knowledge. His bond
was set at $500.
*Rufus Tiger, 41, S.W 28th St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested May 22, by Deputy Yamil
Astacio on a felony charge of driving while li-
cense suspended with knowledge habitual
offender. His bond was set at $1,000.
*Marquise Ladell Daniels, 21, N.E. 18th


Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 23,
by Deputy John Hazy on Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrants charging him with violation of
probation giving false information to a
pawnbroker, violation of probation grand
theft, violation of probation forging bank
bills or promissory notes and violation of
probation uttering forged bills. He is being
held without bond.
*Tomijac Jones, 16, S.E. 14th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 24, by Dep-
uty Bart Potter on a warrant charging him
with grand theft firearm. His bond was set
at $2,500.
*Cathy Regina McClure, 42, S.W. 21st St.
Okeechobee, was arrested May 24, by Dep-
uty Sarah Green on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with violation of pro-
bation delivery of oxycodone and violation
of probation possession with intent to sell
or deliver alpra olam. She was released on
he wnrcgn znc.
*Regina Lynn Littleton, 40, N.W. 147th
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested May 24,
by Deputy Sarah Green on an Indian River
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation obtaining or attempting to
obtain a controlled substance by fraud (tWO
counts). She is being held without bond.
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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Thanks for the support
I want to take this time to thank the com-
munity of Okeechobee for their generous
support of our seniors during scholarship
sihw nads prIond it hyv grow oe
generous to our students and you support all
of the schools. Even in these tough econom-
ic times, this community donated $748,013
to our seniors. This amount exceeded the
amount given last year by $203,425.
In addition to the local contributions,
outside contributions to our seniors were
$519,208 and the Bright Future total was
$1,034,500. The total amount given to 205
seniors was $2,301,721.
Thank you for caring for our kids and for
their future. Your generosity will help these
students further their education and become
productive citizens. Thank you for all that


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of showers through late morning, then a
chance of afternoon showers and thunder-
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5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms through mid-
night. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph becoming northwest around 5
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May 16, 2010


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Reflections on

'Reflections from the Pulpit
*The article in "Reflections from the
Pulpit" in the Sunday paper was offensive
on a number of levels. The most important
reason is I don't believe that the article was
written by that pastor and I strongly suspect
that the article is plagiarized.
*I just got through reading "Reflections
from the Pulpit." This week's article was
written by Rev. James Dawson from the First
United Methodist Church. I am assuming
that those that think he did not "write this"
are ones who have never taken the time to
attend church when he is preaching. Rev-
erend Jim gives some pretty powerful ser-
mons which are always thought provoking.
I personally do not agree with what he has
stated in this article, only because I don't
think churches need to address issues that
involve politics.
*Supporters of the president usually
take offense if they think someone is criticiz-
ing him or his policies. The President him-
self is thin skinned and can't take a whole
lot of criticism, which is why he is at odds
with anyone that does not subscribe to his
big government ideas. He does have some
pretty shady views on religion and he takes a
lot of heat for it.
*This administration is as big a threat
to Christianity as any we have ever had. Is
assaulted on every front by every nutcase
that doesn't like something so he gets things
changed the way he wants.
*It's unfortunate that the pastor used
"Reflections from the Pulpit" to vent his per-
sonal opinion of the President of the United
States.
*I would love to hear a reflection for
someone who isn't a Christian. Maybe
something about how it's hard to live in this
town if you aren't a Christian. Christians are
not as persecuted in this town as those who
don't believe.


*In this country, as offensive as it some-
times is, there is the night to free speech. Any
minister, priest or rabbi has the right to his
opinion, and the right to voice that opinion,
as a U.S. citizen. However, when that indi-
vidual uses the pulpit and his/her position
in the church to further his or her political
views, a line is crossed.
*People have a right to their opinions
and their freedom of speech. But after read-
ing that reflection, I certainly would not at-
tend that church because for me, Christian-
ity is about love and forgiveness, not judging
others.

Hours changed
*Do you know what happens when res-
taurants start changing their hours right after
the Yankees leave? I never go back. If they
don't care about the locals, they don't need
my business.
*Some places may close early because
they aren't pulling in enough money. Sure,
it's only an hour, but that hour needs to
be paid for. If they aren't making enough
money to profit, they are going to find a way
to do so, and that may be closing up shop
an hour early. During the winter, we make
more money because of the tourists. During
the summer, we are dead and people need
to work with that to keep making money.
*If a restaurant changes its hours of op-
eration that's called "business and econom-
ics 101."
*It's not just the businesses that do that,
some local churches cut back on the num
ber of services during the summer. There is
no reason to run the air conditioner, lights,
etc. for several services when those attend-
ing could easily all fit into the church at one
time. During the season when there are
more people attending, they add more ser-
vices to accommodate the crowds.


*It seems like the criminals have more
rights than the victims. When is our court
system going to be more concerned about
the safety of the citizens, and especially, the
safety of the children? If someone is accused
of hurting a child, sure they are innocent un-
til proven guilty. But while we wait to find
out, the court has a responsibility for mak-
ing sure that person does not hurt any more
childr en.


you do for all of our schools and your un-
ending support to our next generation.
Educationally yours,
Toni Wiersma, principal
Okeechobee High School

Shrine Club thankful for support
The Okeechobee Shrine Club extends
our sincere thanks to the Okeechobee News
for their support in publishing the dates of
Our weekly Spaghetti and Taco Nights. Your
willingness to share this information as com-
munity service announcements assists us in
allowing our doors to be open to serve the
residents of this community. To the commu-
nity who so faithfully supported us by stop-
ping by to enjoy the evenings of fellowship
and great food, we say thank you.
Our staff of dedicated volunteers is taking
a summer break and look forward to seeing
you in the fall when we will resume our Spa-
ghetti Night on Tuesdays and our Taco Night
on Thursday. Please watch the Okeechobee
News for announcements of exact dates.
The Okeechobee Shrine Club is open
and available for use during the summer.
For information, contact Kip Gardner at 863-
357-0427.
Thank you again, Okeechobee, for your
continued support of the Okeechobee Shnne
Club and our efforts to assist our goals of
providing care for crippled and burned chil-
dren through our hospitals nationwide.

10 e mpson, president

Dog trainer appreciated
I just wanted to take a few moments to
let the folks of Okeechobee know about
someone here who does excellent work
with dogs (and people).
Jim Dwyer has trained two of my dogs.
He has also taken the time to train me on
what I needed to know to work with them.
You won't find a more tolerant and knowl-
edgeable trainer in Okeechobee.
The other nice thing about Jim is that if
he has trained your dog, he will watch your
dogs while you're out of town. Your pet
becomes part of his family while you are
away.
I just wanted to publicly say thank you
to Jim for all that he has done. Sometimes
when we get so busy and only hear about all
the bad things going on, it's nice to stop and
say something good about someone.
Yours truly,
Linda Woloski


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firemen were even dispatched to 1000 N.W.
Eighth Avenue.
Three units and seven firemen were dis-
patched around 5 a.m. and found flames
showing for several blocks. One building
was completely destroyed and two adjacent
structures were on fire when firemen ar-
rived.
"Police could see the flames from 441,
eight or nine blocks away," City Fire Chief
Herb Smith said. "The fire had been burn-
ing for quite awhile before it was even re-
ported."
The fire report listed the damage at
$41,000. One structure was gutted, a second
suffered heat damage to the roof and a third,
a residence, suffered substantial damage.
Chief Smith said one of the buildings was
already dilapidated before this fire. He said
the residence might not be livable depend-

in uu o inspe t rs n



eta" hisari nbd it Itds I miral a it didn
take the other structures down," Chief Smith

nt ere were no injuries in the fire.
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue provided
about 3,500 gallons of water to put out the
blaze. Firemen were on the scene for about
three hours.


been calling him about this for at least two
weeks.
"We don't want to see him in the yard "
the grandmother of one of the victims told
Judge Bryant.
Mr. Kirschner argued against the judge
amending his original order.
"You have the ability, and so does your
grandson, to just look the other way," the
Fort Pierce attorney told the woman. "You
wouldn't see it if you didn't look."
He then turned to Judge Bryant and said:
"There's no end to this." After several min-
utes of reflection, the judge offered his rul-
ing. "The purpose of the order was to try
in e sh vitisc n teas chs rN aotstobel
can't stop all sightings," he said. "I've tried to
limit his movement on his parent's property
but there may come a time when a victim
may see him. I can't stop all that.
One solution to the problem, he offered'
was to order the boy to stay in his home.
'But, I'm not going to do that," Judge
Bryant stated emphatically.
With that, Judge Bryant amended his

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toThe og andmother also requested that
Nielson be tested for AIDS, but Mr. Albright
said that is being addressed. Judge Bryant
then stated that the next hearing in this case
will be held Thursday, May 27.
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experts," he said. "This is new territory for
me."
The judge said he would also require that
the doctors specifically address his question
on what it would take to render Nielson
competent to stand trial.
In another issue, Mr. Albright said sev-
eral family members of the victims had ex-
pressed concern that the boys who were al-
legedly molested by Nielson could see him
fishing in a pond on the family's property or
"frolicking" in the family's swimming pool.
Because of an order from the 4th District
Court of Appeals (DCA), on April 9, Judge
Bryant released Nielson from the St. Lucie
Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Fort
Pierce. In releasing the boy into the custody
of his parents, Judge Bryant added some
stipulations that included: Nielson is con-
fined to his home unless he is in the com-
pany of his parents or an approved adult; he
must remain under constant adult supervi-
sion; he can't come within 100 feet of any of
the named victims; he can't go into his front
yard; and, he must enroll in a home-bound
schoo I grm
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borhood and Nielson is often seen fishing
in the pond.
"I would ask you to amend your order
so that he can't go to that area of the pond,
Mr. Albnight asked of the judge.
He went on to say that people have


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Nielson appeared to be of average intelli-
gence at first. However, further tests showed
some cognitive disorder, said Judge Bryant.
So instead of presiding over a trial, the
judge found himself holding a hearing
Monday morning to determine the teen's
competency. And he told the attorneys -- As-
sistant State Attorney Ashley Albnight and
defense attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner --
he was not only disheartened that the trial
was again delayed, but he was not happy
with the doctors' reports.
"I'm disappointed in these reports. We
can't proceed to trial until we resolve these
issues," he said. "It's unfortunate this thing
isn't over with."
The main "issue" was that none of the
reports gave any legal reasons why the doc-
tors felt Nielson is incompetent to stand tn-
al. Possible reasons could be retardation or
a lack of maturity, but the doctors failed to
address that issue with any specificity.

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their findings, or have them issue supple-
md jta raeprs M.e easce also su est-
the three psychologists. Judge Bryant said
he would ask for the reports.
"I feel like I need some additional in-
formation from the three court-appointed


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from the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion concerning the alignment of the pro-
posed S.R. 710 extension from S.R. 70 to U.
S. 441 N. While several alternative routes are
being considered which cross S.R. 70 and
tie into the existing S.R. 710, they all have
one thing in common. All of the alternative
routes intersect with U.S. 441 N. just south of
Okeechobee Rehabilitation Center and the
City Limits Ditch. Commissioners had earlier
expressed a preference for a more north-
erly intersection, perhaps around Cemetery
Road.
At the request of Commissioner Noel
Chandler, the board is expected to take
formal action to oppose a proposed South
Florida Water Management project of build-
ing a water storage and treatment reservoir
within Lake Okeechobee. On May 19 Com-
missioner Chandler sent his own letter to SF-
WMD opposing the project. The letter states
in part: "Okeechobee County has been dras-
tically affected by the poor economic con-
ditions that exist. This proposed reservoir
would damage our economic growth even
further.
The reservoir within the lake is one of
nine proposals being considered by SFWMD
to increase water storage and treatment
north of the Everglades and decrease the
need for large discharges to the estuaries.
The other eight proposals deal with reser-
voirs on land.
In other action, the board is expected to:


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If you go ...
WHAT: Okeechobee County
Commission meeting
WHEN: Thursday, May 27
WH ERE: Okeechobee County
Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.


*conduct the first public hearing re-
quired to apply for a Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG);
*receive a Fair Housing Information pre-
sentation as required for application for a
CDBG grant;
*receive the annual report from the
Workforce Development Board;
*approve purchase of a 2011 Interna-
tional Chassis from Reichtien International
Trucks and authorize mounting an ambu-
lance module onto this chassiS-
*authorize exceeding the CDBG housing
rehabilitation expenditure limit for a particu-
lar project with the balance of rehabilitation
costs to come from county SHIP funds;
*award a contract concerning grant
programs that deals with grant administra-
tion, project delivery and grant writing and a
second contract for engineering services on
those grants; and
*attempt to settle a right of way dispute
on Lofton Road.
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These Osceola Middle School students were described as wonderful in ev-
ery way and the descriptions contained lots of exclamation points! The stu-
dents were chosen by their teachers as Students of the Week from Osceola
Middle School for the week of May 17-21, and they were treated to Domino's
Pizza for lunch with Principal, Mrs. Bass; Deans, Mr. Burk and Mr. Barrett,
and Guidance Counselor, Mrs. McGlamory. Way to go Warriors! OMS is very
proud of you! Seated from left to right are: Katya Kolbassinskaya, Sabree
Hall, Alix Blankenship, Alyssa Coleman, Cornesha Jarvis. Standing from left
to right: Gino Catalano, Khalid Smith, Scott Barlow, Brandon Koebernik.


Students of the Week
Central Elementary students selected for the week of May 10, include: kin-
dergarten students, Victoria courson, Brenden Wilicuts, Stephanie Yanez,
Ashley Skinner, Kiersten Kennedy, Triston Gorney; first grade students,
Laura Sanchez, Emily Martinez, Travis Fludd, Eric Sandoval, Chase Pellicer,
Jamari Corde, Cristian Morales; second grade: Danyias Lewis, Rebekah
Raulerson, Karen Godinez, Nichole Folbrecht, Faviola Santibanes, Brooke
Whaley, Juan Leon; third graders, Antonio Bustos, Claudia Gonzalez, Alex-
andria Rennie, Emily Harrison, Madisyn Gonzalez; fourth grade students,
Zayon Alderman, Lindsay Lipscomb, Emily Garrard. Congratulations and
thank you to all of our great students!


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Robert E. Smith, 50
SLOCOMB, Ala. -Mr. Robert Edward Smith,
a resident of Slocomb, passed away Friday, May
21, 2010, at UAB Hospital Birmingham follow-
ing an extended illness. He was 50.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Tues-
day, May 25, 2010, at Coninth Baptist Church,
where he attended with Rev. Lonnie Earl Hen-
drix and Rev. Danny Starling officiating. Byrd Fu-
neral Home on West Main Street is in charge of
arrangements. The family received friends at the
funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday eve-
ning.
Mr. Smith was born in Okeechobee, Fla., and
he was a loving son, husband, father, and broth-
er and he will be greatly missed by all. He was
employed with the Alabama Department of
Transportation for the past 7 years.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his father,
Dozier Edward Smith; and by his brother-in-law,
Kirby Joiner.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Pullen
Smith, Slocomb; two sons, Robert Brandon
Smith and his wife, Tiffanie, Auburn, Ala., and
Matthew Christopher Smith, and his fiance, La-
Trisha Underwood, of Slocomb; his mother,
Edna Faye Smith, (il., .l...L. ., four sisters,
Nancy Hamblen and her husband, Mike, Okee-
chobee, Rhonda D'Avanzo and her husband,
Daniel, Macomb, Mich., Carol Thomas and her
husband, Joe, Okeechobee, Darlyne Joiner,
Okeechobee; his brother, James Smith and his
wife, Leah, Summerville, Ga.; numerous nieces
and nephews.


Estelle Winkred Barber (Rollins)
WIMBERLEY, Texas -Estelle Winfred Barber (Rollins) was born May 13, 1922, at home to Jo-
seph Winfred Rollins and Virginia Belle Rollins on Machotic Creek in Rokeby, Va., an area com-
monly known as the "Pumpkin Neck." She died May 23, 2010.
She was the 9th of 10 hungry children. Her family farmed and fished the Creek. She lived through
the great depression on white and sweet potatoes. She loved mashed potatoes to the very end. Hier
father died when she was three and she and her younger sister, Esther Thompson were forced to
fend for themselves when her mother married an abusive man. She and her sister Esther were
passed from family member to family member and eventually migrated to Washington DC at ages
17 and 14 where Estelle got a job working for the Ma Bell as a telephone operator and Esther went
to work in a factory making straws. They lived in a boarding house. They both dreamed of marry-
ing sailors stationed at Dahlgren Naval Proving Grounds located on the Potomac River.
They both got their wish. Mrs. Barber was married to E. C. Barber for 64 years before he passed
..:IIII;. They had many adventures together. Estelle was on the first boatload of dependents to
occupy Bremehaven, Germany after WWII. They also had tours of duty in Panama Canal Zone and
Rio de Janeiro Brazil where they made many lifetime friends. Mr. Barber's last tour of duty was at
New London Submarine Base in Connecticut. When he retired, they moved to Sandbridge, Virginia
where Estelle continued to work first as a telephone operator at Oceana Naval Air Station and then
as a supervisor over the other operators until she too retired. They built a beautiful house two
blocks from the beach on a canal that led to Back Bay and entertained many friends and family in
that house for 20 years. Many crab feasts were held on their back porch overlooking a canal. Every
Fourth of July fireworks were shot off while the whole crew sang patriotic songs and the children
danced around with sparklers. The bought several RVs and traveled the whole U.S. and parts of
Canada with Esther who was widowed young. When they became too old to haul in all the soda,
beer and groceries up the steps to their home that was built on pilings (to protect it from hurri-
canes) and to do all the cooking needed to feed everyone, they retired again to a little home in a re-
tirement community called Ancient Oaks in (il., . il. L. Florida where they only had one guest
bedroom and could accommodate fewer visitors.
Estelle played golf, bridge, bingo, did needle point, painted, did a cross word puzzle every day, lis-
tened to Fox News and read the Palm Beach paper cover to cover. When the two of them became
too ill to take care of themselves, they moved once again to Wimberley, Texas to live with their
only child, Virginia Riley. Estelle loved to sit on the back porch, drinking coffee and watching the
birds and squirrels.
It was due to her interest in attending church after a long hiatus that brought her daughter to the
Lord and who was finally baptized in the back yard swimming pool at the age of 65. Estelle was di-
agnosed with cancer Jan 29, 2010. She fought a hard battle but went to be with the Lord May 23,
2010. Her pain is over and she is at last with her beloved husband.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia; her son-in-law, Leonard Riley; and her beloved grand-
children, Harry B. Carawan, III Esq., and Courtney Noel Carawan; hair dresser and her great-grand-
daughter Katelyn Noel Maddrey.
She will be memorialized on today, May 26, at 10 a.m. at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimber-
ley, Texas. The Reverend Janet Hunter will preside over the service.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As a sign of the economic times, one of
the county's first planned unit developments
will apparently have to be downsized.
At a special meeting on Monday, May
24, the Okeechobee Utility Authority (OllA)
Board of Directors approved a revised devel-
1pars ag indent atddendurn for No thshore
had been approved by the OUA board at
their May 11 meeting.
Originally, Northshore Village was to
consist of a total of 390 acres with 813 single
farnily homes, 192 Inultifarnily apartments
and 1 6 acres of cornrercial, recreational and
open space. The subdivision was to stretch
eastward from the eastern city limits bound-
ary to the west side of the L-63 Canal.
The property had been zoned planned de-


velopinent. A planned development zoning
district is intended to allow for mixed uses
in a single, comprehensive development. It
allows for flexibility and creativity in design
options and is intended to promote more ef-
ficient and economic uses of land.
The Freshwater development on Charles
Harvey Highway is the only other planned
development in the coun y.artdelo-

ers agreements between the developers
of Northshore Village and the OUA. Each
agreement tied a certain number of guaran-
teed sewer connections to a certain parcel
of land.
Under the new agreement the developers
are giving up all but 355 of the original sewer
connection reservations. Those connections
can be used anywhere the developer desires
on the remaining property, which may soon


be reduced in size. The county is in negotia-
tion with Waste Management to receive the
western-rnost parcel of Northshore Village,
adjacent to Douglas Park, in satisfaction of
a contract agreement that requires Waste
Management to give the county 100 acres of
land.
According to OllA documentation, the re-
1ised7 al niment will mean ae bp rxmt
Inillion due to OllA per the original agree-
Inent will go away along with 704 reserved
sewer units. The current 2008 tax certificate
held by the OUA will be redeemed by the de-
velopers. The developers will make annual
payments of $60,000 to OllA for ten years.
These payments will be in the form of an as-
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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Where there's smoke there's fire isn't the
first thing firemen learn in school, but it's
close to the top of their list. Firemen used
their noses to find a fire at 1761 N.E. Third
Street on Monday morning that caused ap-
proxirnately $25,000 in darnage according to
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Lieutenant


Robert Mears.
The report said firemen were dispatched
to a "smoke in the area" call at about 3 a.n.
and searched for the fire. They could smell
something burning and found fire corning
out of the eyes of the second floor of this
horne, the Byron Aitken residence.
Three units and six firemen were on the
scene for over three hours and put out the
blaze with about 200 gallons of water. Lt.


Mears said the first floor suffered heat and
smoke darnage and the second floor smoke
darnage. No one was borne at the time and
firemen had to force their way into the hone
to put out the flames.
The cause of the blaze was not irnre-
diately determined. The State Fire Marshal
was called in to investigate. The American
Red Cross assisted firemen with drinks and
refreshments.


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May 26, 2010


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was killed Satur-
day morning in a single vehicle crash on S.R.
70 near J.C. Durrance Road, stated a Florida
Highway Patrol report.
Denise Dawn Girtman, 37, was pro-
nounced dead at the scene, stated the report
by FHP Corporal Larry H. McClellan Jr. Also
injured were: Hosea J. Girtman, 52; Melvin
F. Tilley, 58; Michael Girtman, 10; and Dalton
Girtman, 9. All are residents of Okeechobee,
indicated the FHP re ort
According to the report, Mr. Tilley was
taken to Florida Hospital in Lake Placid
where he is listed in serious condition. Mr.
Girtman and the two children were taken


to St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm Beach
where they are all listed as being in serious
condition.
Cpl. McClellan's report states that Ms.
Girtman was driving a 2002 Ford Excursion
sports utility vehicle westbound on S.R. 70
when the tread of the left front tire separated
around 10:15 a.m. The SUV left the roadway,
crossed a ditch, hit a chain link fence then
collided head-on with a large tree stump.
The trooper's report indicates that while
Ms. Girtman was wearing her seatbelt, no
one else in the vehicle had their seatbelt fas-
tened.
The May 22 accident is still under investi-
gation, stated Cpl. McClellan's report.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been arrested
and booked into the Okeechobee County
for allegedly shooting at his wife's former
boyfriend.
ar.errettSL. 1ison,a29,2S. nl7t at. e"
throwing/shooting a deadly missile and ag-
gravated assault with a weapon with intent
to kill. His bond was set at $7,500.
An arrest re ort by Detective Bill Saum
ft~he keeachobteheaCity Polic bD prte
Wilson's wife came to their home around
10:26 a.m. Sunday and an argument began
between the two men. The two men be-


came involved in a fight
and Wilson ended up on
m:- thetground, stated the re-
SDetective Saum said
Wilson had abrasions on
both elbows, his chest
and his back.
At some point, Wilson
Jerrett L. reportedly brandished a
Wilson .380 caliber handgun and
allegedly fired six times at
the victim's car as he was driving away.
The detective stated that he found six
spent shell casings at the scene.
Even though there was a bullet hole in
the left rear door of the victim's car, the man
was not injured, stated Detective Saum.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A motorcyclist was injured Monday
while stopped at a stop light when the driv-
er of a pickup truck backed into him '

thew urust oto ta e Oechoe pountyoat
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) the driver of the
truck, Richard Holcker, was charged with
violation of right of way.
The operator of the 1987 Honda motor-
cycle, John Bubel, was taken to Raulerson
Hospital with a broken foot, the report
continued.
Deputy Hurst said Mr. Holcker, 44, S.W


19th Ave., Okeechobee, had stopped for a
red light at the intersection of Charles Har-
vey Memorial Highway and U.S. 441 S. Mr.
Bubel, 56, N.W. 80th Ave., was sto ped be-
hind the pickup.
Both drivers were in the right turn lane
and preparing to turn north on U.S. 441 S.
Mr. Holcker decided to turn left instead
of right so he put his pickup in reverse and
backed into the motorcycle sitting behind
him, stated Deputy Hurst's report.
The OCSO report indicated that the mo-
torcycle sustained an estimated $2,000 in
damages, while damage to the pickup was
estimated at $500.


The Florida Department of Transportation, District
One Office in Bartow advise Okeechobee County mo-
torists of road work under way this week. Motorists
are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with cau-
tion, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they
travel through work zones. Remember, I In..~ I;"
are b41r n k es: construction project--This
project consists of bridge removal and replacement.
Durin e sruton th breoled wall consisttrof a one
nals. Construction will be limited t I. .... >pera-
lins. Motorists should use caution let~ ~ II~ ara.
vebre bT010 Te contractor is Fer eira Con rruction
Co.
U.S. 441: Maintenance project--Contract crews
will be performing tree trimming, tree removal, stump
grinding and clearing and grubbing operations in the


Fort Drum area. Motorists are advised to use caution
when approaching a work zone. Lane closures are
possible.
S.R. 70: From Berman Road to the St. Lucie
County Line: Construction project--This project con-
sists of widening the roadway from two to four lanes
sep raed by athrmssed median. Thi o w ek I rug
equipment and materials for roadway construction.
Traffic is now being shifted to the newly constructed
eastbound roadway. Motorists are advised to obey the
tpoestaer a ede pii tof ib meuse cutioont atrl in
Sheltra & Son Construction, Inc.
For additional information on area road work,
call 863-519-2362. For more information online go
to http://www.dot.state.f1.us/publicinformatioofc/
construc/constmap/dl roadwatch.htm.


Woman killed in single vehicle crash


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GAL volunteer to meet
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.

Freedom Outreach Fishing
Tournaments planned
The Freedom Outreach Fishing Tourna-
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$8ayc~ah enry e Jur re~ac to ra ent n
the series includes the Big Fish Pot and the
Classic Fund, with a 70 percent payback.
The final event, the Classic, will be held
Sept. 26. To qualify for the classic, you must
have fished at least four events from now to
August. The classic will be a one-day event
with a $120 cash entry fee. All tournaments
are held at Scott Driver park from safe light
until 2 p.m. with Taylor Creek as the alter-
nate in case of low water. For information,
call 863-634-3790 or 863-634-9889.

VFW Post 4423 hosts
Karaoke Contest Night
The VFW Post 4423 Men's Auxiliary will
host Karaoke Contest Night on Saturday,
May 29, June 12, June 19 for qualifying, and
the finals will be held on June 26, with all
qualifying contestants competing for first,
second and third prize. First prize is $300!
There is a one-time entry fee of $20. Kara-
oke performances start at 6 p.m., dinner
will be available from 5 until 7 p.m. VFW
Post 4423, 34th Street. Call for more infor-
mation 863-763-0818.

12 step club open
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.


Main Street plans mixer
Okeechobee Main Street's June Mixer
will be held on Thursday, June 10, hosted
by Seacoast National Bankat their 500 North
Parrott Avenue Office from 5-7 p.m. Main
Street Mixers are a great networking oppor-
tunity for the businesses and residents of
our area. Main Street Mixers are open to the
public, whether you have an established or
new business, new to our area or just want
to know more about Okeechobee Main
Street you're invited to join us for network-
ing, refreshments, door prizes and a chance
at the yearly Mega 50-50. For more informa-
tion call 863-357-MAIN (6246).

Fun shoot fundraiser set
Okeechobee Christian Academy will
host a 100 target fun shoot at Pine Creek
Sporting Club on June 12. Registration be-
gInss st8a.m, tthe cos sek oescatu Ob3a.
a.m. Lunch will be provided and there will
be raffle prizes and a live auction. There are
various levels of sponsorship and participa-
tion. If you are interested in being a part of
this event please contact Okeechobee Chris-
tian Academy at 863-763-3072 to register in
advance.

FPL bill help available for
low income seniors
Okeechobee Senior Services has funds
available to assist low income seniors (age
60 and over) with their FPL electric bills.
Call Kim at 983-462-5180 for more informa-
tion. The bill must be from Florida Power
and Light and the senior citizen must be a
resident of Okeechobee County to qualify
for this assistance.

B0fS & Girls Clubs
The Boys and Girls Clubs seek donations
of 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 com-
munities and offer a safe place for them. If
you wish to donate a car, call 800-246-0493.
Not only will donations be helping the kids,
they will be able to take sale price as a con-
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cuit Court; Judge William Hendry; and, Greg Thogersen, president elect of
the Kiwanis Club. Judge Hendry introduced his speaker, Ms. Robertson who
was assisted by Mr. Yates. The topic of the program was about the revitaliza-
tion of the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse and the fact that a lot of
the original decor was used in remodeling this building. Mr. Yates showed
the Kiwanis members several pictures via his computer of the beautifully
remodeled building where the county commissioners will meet as well as
house administrative offices. Mr. Yates also explained the many facets of the
new county commissioners web site which will be live soon.


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May 26, 2010


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Ministerial Asso-
ciation will sponsor a Fifth Sunday Com-
munity Wide Service and Ice Cream Social
on Sunday, May 30 at 6 p.m. in Flagler Park
by the bandshell. Rev. John Garner, More 2
Life Administrative Pastor, will be preaching
a Bible based sermon. Our veterans will also
be honored. Bluegrass music beings at 5:45
p.m. The Okeechobee Community Choir,
under the direction of Sandy Perry, will be
singing Southern Gospel, shape- note songs.
Members of the Okeechobee Ministerial As-
sociation will also participate in this unique
community service. A love offering will be
taken for a local charity. There will be an ice
cream social with all the toppings after the
service. Bring a lawn chair.
The youth of Haven of Rest Church will
have a bake sale on Saturday, June 5 at 9
a.m. at Publix. This is a fundraiser for 2010
Radical Remnant Youth Camp June 14-18 at
Camp Denton. For more information on the
fundraiser or youth camp call Gabrielle Velie
at 863-532-8546 or 863-357-3053.
Peace Lutheran School, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, will have it's second year of summer

Sful day pregameboegin hat 7:3 ad en-
ing at 5:30 p.m. is being offered. Sessions will
begin and continue for eight weeks. Please
call 863-763-7566 for more information.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, will be having Vacation Bible School
June 21-25. The theme is "A High Sea of Ad-
venture" and the hours will be 6 to 8:30 p.m.


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The Okeechobee News welcomes news
from area churches for this column. E-mail


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Gawda at 863 763-3134, extension 4225. The
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hearing loss type and budget. These
state-of-the-art hearing instruments
are virtually invisible in the ear,
deliver high sound quality and
reduce background noise for listen-
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For 70 years, Beltone has been a
market leader in hearing health
care. 'Troday, our technological ad-
vancements and customized hear-
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customers give us a 95% or better
satisfaction rating.
We are proud of our 70 year her-
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long into the future," said Betty
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To locate a Beltone location in
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If you would like more informa-
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Okeechobee, Call Betty Vucelich
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fied air conditioning contractor,
owner Bud Neese felt it was time
to inform the public of the
changes occurring in his indus-
try.
Bud founded his company in
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Beeper Depot of Okeechobee is
a MetroPCS Authorized Dealer as
well as an Authorized MetroPCS
Warranty and Senrice Center.
The owners, Dennis Bauer and
Todd Bauer, have been in
Okeechobee for two years as well
as operating a business in Port
St. Lucie for the last 17 years.
Beeper Depot was originally
Beepers, Pages and Accessories,
then the service switched to cell
phones 11 years ago.
They have been with all the
major carriers and five years ago
they decided to go with MetroPCS
because of the low priced plans,
unlimited local and long dis-
tance, voicemail, and caller ID for
one low price, no hidden fees, no
contract and no credit check.
They are proud about building
a solid customer base, being able
to provide customer service and
being able to build a relationship
with their customers.
They are also excited about
being the only MetroPCS center
in the Okeechobee area.
They are a unique business
because they take pride in their
service to their customers; they
offer MetroPCS Wireless Senrice;
an Unlimited Calling plan start-
ing at $40.00 a month with tax
included; unlimited international
calling as low as $60.00 a month
with tax included; family plans
as low as $35 a month with tax
included; unlimited text messag-
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because they believe in customer
satisfaction, their service is
exceptional and after a hurri-
cane, their service was up the
same day.
They owe the success of their
business to their outstanding
employees for their great cus-
tomer service skills and their
superior knowledge of MetroPCS
Senrice along with the product
(Cell Phones).
They are most proud of the
service that they can give their
customers in the Okeechobee
area and their customers agree
"that they are the best in town,
economical, very kind, give great
customer service, are efficient,
organized, no over charges and
are a pleasure to work with".
Their slogan holds true, Unlimit
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Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL,
they are open Monday thru
Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and on
Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm
Closed Sunday.
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Superior Water Works, Inc. have
been in business in Okeechobee for
25 years. They moved to their pres-
ent location in November of 2008.
According to Danny Enfinger, 30
years ago, my brother-in-law offered
me an opportunity to train with his
company and I became a Kinetico
dealer on 2/11/1985.
The owners are Danny Enfnger
and Billy McCullers, Jr.,
When asked what is unique and
different about the business? They
replied, "Diversity. We drill wells,
install irrigation systems, carry a full
line of water treatment equipment,
dependable home delivery routes,
and we have a convenient drive-


thru service that enables our cus-
tomers to get all of their water treat-
ment and pool supplies hassle-free."
We get the opportunity to help
people with their water needs ever-
day. We service a large spectrum of
customers from residential, com-
mercial, agricultural, and industrial.
We have great employees who take
the initiative to go the extra mile
when it comes to helping our cus-
tomers. We are not perfect by any
means but all of us give it 110%.
Our slogan is "CThe MCost Trusted
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You can contact us at 863-763-
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Since 2001, our professional
and experienced Family of staff
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We have provided quality food
in a clean family environment
with fast and friendly service
whether joining us for a breakfast
meeting, a noon lunch, a relaxing
dinner, or a late night snack.
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will immediately feel the warmth
and comfortable family atmos-
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As Ferrellgas' local Employee-
Owners, Operations Manager
David Fountain along with fel-
low local residents Chris & Jill
Bennett and James Rodgers
are committed to providing the
most professional, safe, and
affordable propane service
available anywhere.
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involvement is their co-spon-
soring this years' 29th Annual
Colgate Country Showdown
which is designed to find prom-
ising local music talent and
providing these performers a
chance to launch their music
careers.
Ferrellgas is currently offer-
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May 26, 2010


Eric and Vicki Anderson have
been working for Goolsby Realty
at the current Buckhead Ridge
location. Their association with
Goolsby Realty allowed them to
gain valuable experience in the
Real Estate community and to
move up in responsibility to get
their Brokers' licenses and start
their own Real Estate company.
They have found that busi-
ness in the surrounding area
has been very satisfying. "The
people in this area are the
nicest people you could meet.
This is such a wonderful,
friendly community Vicki said.
The Andersons first came to
Okeechobee in 1987, and they
chose to settle in Buckhead
Ridge. At that time, they knew
that this was where they want-
ed to call home, and they have
never been sorry that they
chose this area of Okeechobee.
Okeechobee has been very good
to them, and they appreciate


the friendly atmosphere of
Okeechobee.
They take great pride in offer-
ing all customers time, service,
integrity, and honesty. They are
available anytime since they
strive to give service as a Team.
Many customers have com-
mented on the Andersons' serv-
ice and how friendly and
accommodating they have been,
After four years of enjoying
Real Estate to the fullest, they
are now finding that many of
their contacts are referring their
friends to them. They feel this is
very rewarding, knowing that
they did perform well and work-
ing with them is a satisfying
experience.
"This truly must be our niche
in life," Vicki said. "Real Estate
is a career that we find very sat-
isfying. There is always some-
thing to learn and there is a
new and exciting experience
each and every day."


Okeechobee Veterinary Hospital,
owned by Dr. Jim Harvey and his
wife Rene Harvey, has served
Okeechobee County and the sur-
rounding area for over thirty years.
With four doctors on staff and
numerous support personnel, we
care for both large and small ani-
mals.
The summer of 2010 brings the
opening of our new state-of-the-art
small animal hospital. Included in
the 8000 + square feet of space are
six large exam rooms, two surgery
suites, an isolation room and a large
treatment area for hospitalized and
critical care patients. Our in-house
laboratory and digital x-ray machine
are invaluable in the diagnosis and


treatment of our patients. It is excit-
ing to have such a facility in
Okeechobee.
We continue to offer an ambulato-
ry food animal and equine service.
Horses can also be examined and
hospitalized in our equine barn.
Additionally, doctors are on call for
after hours emergencies for our
patients.
At Okeechobee Veterinary
Hospital we strive to provide the best
medical and surgical services to our
four-legged friends who are often
considered members of the family.
We are proud to say that we have
cared for many "generations" of
locals as well as winter visitors who
return year after year.


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CCTV surveillance systems.
Today, more households than
ever are starting to appreciate
both the necessity and the
value of good home security to
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extremely cost effective as well.
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discount for having a monitored
security system.
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own peace of mind and knowing
that protection is so important


in this day and age.
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owners of The Alarm Company,
are local residents of
Okeechobee.
They offer local service and
are quick to respond to their
customers' needs.
They offer this advice --
Beware of companies who offer
"free" systems.
Do the math on the bottom
line. Remember the old adage,
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contracts .
Ask about their cancellation
policy.
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monthly monitoring of your
security system for $18.00 per
month with no long term con-
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Park Street and their phone
number is 863-357-2004.
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that Highland Pest Control, Inc.
has acquired Accurate Pest
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and health related problems,
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closed.

Highland Pest Control, Inc is
family owned and operated.
Highland Pest Control has been
in business for more than 30
years. General Manager Keith
Hickman and his father, Bobby,
have 20 years of experience
serving Okeechobee County.
The friendly, efficient service
you have come to associate with
Highland Pest Control will be
extended to our Accurate cus-
tomers as we welcome them
with this expansion.

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both companies, we will be able


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May 26, 2010


In the spring of 2004 Cooling
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CRS, opened up shop. With little
more than a used Chevy van and
pure determination, CRS has
blossomed into a full service cool-
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contractor in 2003; spring board-
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business into action,
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May 26, 2010


Okeechobee News


Sharon IVing, your local Financial
Advisor, is celebrating her 11Ith year
with Edward Jones Investments
this month. She has been working
with investors in Okeechobee for
more than 16 years, beginning her
career in the financial services
industry with Barnett Bank. She
was with Barnett for 15 years and bro-
kered with them for the last 5. Sharon
is a 4th generation Okeechobean. "I
am excited to have helped my clients
here in Okeechobee for the last 16
years and look forward to many
more years and many more clients."
Edward Jones' slogan is
"Making Sense of Investing' and
have been serving individual
investors since 1871. They offer
all aspects of financial services
and planning to meet each clients
specific needs and goals. Sharon
states that, "Edward Jones allows
me to do what's right simply by


needs based selling, and to never
feel pressured to sell a specific
product over another, like so
many other advisors today."
"It is with great pleasure that I am
once again able to announce that
Edward Jones has been named to
FORTUNE~ Magazine's list of '100
Best Companies to Work For' in
America. In our f him's 11Ith appear-
ance on the list, we have been
ranked No. 2. In 2009, we were also
No. 2," Sharon says. "We have
ranked in the top 10 of this presti-
gious survey for eight years. In both
2009 and 2010, we ranked No. 1 for
large-sized companies.
Sharon says she loves her
work and the ability to do it in
the community she grew up in.
She often talks about how she
never has a boring day, especial-
ly in the last few years.


Wemmer Family Orthodontics,
P.A., located at 113 NE 19th Drive
in Okeechobee, has been in busi-
ness since 1985. Dr. David
Wemmer & Dr. Jennifer Wemmer
Schoenfeld specialize in providing
treatment for all age groups.
Patients as young as 4 and as old
as 84 have been treated using
braces and Invisalign (clear plas-
tic aligners).
Dr. Wemmer was a general den-
tist for the Seminole Tribe of
Florida with the Indian Health
Services from 1979 to 1981.
During that time, he met Dr.
Richard Starr, an orthodontist
from Ft. Pierce. After visiting his
office several times, he applied to
orthodontic specialty school and
attended Eastman Dental Center
in Rochester, New York from
1981-1983. Dr. Wemmer
returned to work for Dr. Starr
from 1983 to 1985. In 1985, he
bought the Okeechobee office and
started the Vero Beach office.
Both Dr. Wemmer and Dr.


Schoenfeld enjoy being able to
change lives and personal images
in a positive way by giving
patients a beautiful smile. They
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totally natural way, without the
use of crowns and veneers in
most cases.
By focusing on customer service
and giving more than the patient
expects Wemmer Family
Orthodontics treats each patient
as if they were a family member,
Treating everyone with respect
and paying attention to detail con-
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patients.
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his daughter as a partner and
having wonderful, caring, loyal,
longtime staff members makes
him very proud of Wemmer
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Check out more information at
www. WemmerO rthodontics .comn.
Everyone is invited to call today
with questions and to make an
appointment at 863-467-2332.


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Financial Advisor
107 Southwest 17th Street
Suite J
Okeechobee, FL, 34974
863-357-4724


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Book signing benefits Healthy Start
A book signing with three of the six authors of "Headwaters," an anthology
was held on May 24, to benefit Healthy Start. From left to right, Betty Chandler
Williamson, Jan Day and Carroll Head, members of the Okeechobee Writers
League, were present to sign their book. The three authors not present were
Lesley Diehl, Gary Hoffman, and Glenn Nilson. The Healthy Start Coalition of
Okeechobee is known for assisting mothers and their babies with education
and support. In addition, the Coalition hosts twice yearly Educational Baby
Showers for women and babies at risk.


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May 26, 2010


Okeechobee News


Okeechobee County Schools is pleased
to announce the winners of the 2010 County
Spelling Bee, sponsored by River Bank, NA,
A Division of TD Bank, NA and the Okeecho-
bee Educational Foundation, Inc.
The winning spellers are, first place: Ir-
fan Chaudhary, YMS; second place: Kirby
Dobbs, OMS; and third place: Nicole Ches-
ley, OMS. The three top spellers received a
savings bond courtesy of Riverside Bank.


Russ Brown, served as Pronouncer; Mary
Hurley reviewed the rules and welcomed
guests and the judges were Cathleen Blair,
Director of Exceptional Student Education,
Barbara Jarnes, Coordinator of Staff Devel-
opinent and Linda Syfrett, President of the
Okeechobee Educational Foundation, Inc.
Thank you to Theda Bass, Principal of Os-
ceola Middle School, for hosting the bee and
to the bee sponsors.


Special to the Okeechobee News/OCSD
(I-r) Tabitha Trent, Riverside Bank and Foundation member; Irfan Chaudhary,
first place speller; Russ Brown, principal-Pemayety Emahakv Charter School
and Foundation member; Nicole Chesley, third place speller; Mary Hurley, as-
sistant superintendent Okeechobee County Schools and foundation member;
and Kirby Dobbs, second place speller.


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access to healthcare benefits


There's sorne good news for Florida
parents looking for an affordable opportu-
nity to keep their kids healthy.
Florida KidCare is offering health insur-
ance benefits to children under the age of
19 for less than a trip to the movies. Chil-
dren have access to preventive care such
as regular doctor's visits, irnrunizations,
dental and vision checkups. In addition,
families are protected against catastrophic
financial loss in the event of a serious rned-
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The majority of families enrolled pay
nothing at all; others may pay premiums
that range from $15 to $159 per month.
Children receive coverage under the pro-
grain's four components -MediKids, Chil-
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Kids and Children's Medicaid.
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dren are enrolled and the program is open
to accept thousands more. In the last two
months alone, 50,000 previously uninsured
children began receiving preventive care
such as regular doctor visits, irnmuniza-
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It's now even easier for families to ac-
cess Florida KidCare benefits through a
more streamlined enrollment process. An
increase in funding will also expand the


program to cover more children, helping to
make sure no child in Florida goes without
health insurance.
To continue toward this goal, the Gov-
ernor's Office and six state agencies are
working with dozens of cornrunity and
business partners to irplernent statewide
push to reach families with uninsured chil-
dren. Okeechobee County School District
is actively involved in this effort, providing
resources and manpower to get families
enrolled in Florida KidCare.
"This is the best time to apply for Flori-
da KidCare, and we're doing everything we
can to spread that message to families with
uninsured children," said Mary Hurley, As-
sistant Superintendent for Instruction. "We
know that families are responding and tak-
ing advantage of this opportunity. In the last
two months alone, more than 50,000 new
children were enrolled in the program.,,
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calling 1-888-540-5437 to receive an ap-
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Teacher Kati McWaters wanted to bring
history to life for her students as a way to
improve their grasp of the subject and she
decided to try a tea party to unite her stu-
dents in learning.
Ms. McWaters, an alumnus of Okeecho-
bee High in 2006, had all of her students
dress up as historical figures on Friday. The
University of Florida graduate who studied
agriculture and communications said she
felt the event was a huge success.
"The kids had two weeks to research
the historical person they selected. They
couldn't be a negative person like Hitler or
someone like that. They all dove into the
subject and learned a lot about these peo-
ple," she added.
Ms. McWaters is in her first year of teach-
ing and teaches about 20 children in fifth
grade at North.
The OHS drama team let the group bor-
row wigs to wear for the tea party and Ms.
McWaters also invited some of her friends to
join them. One friend dressed up as Annie
Oakley and another as Julius Ceasar.
The group was filled with a number
of historical figures that included former
homerun king Hank Aaron portrayed by
Treyvin Moutschka, Wild Bill Cody played by
Cody Carden, and Alexander Graham Bell
played by Gavin Harden.
Other historical people included Rosa
Parks, Joe Dimaggio, Marie Antoniette, and
Scottish painter Annie Redpath.
There were also baked goods donated by
the community for the children to enjoy.
"The kids had to know their historical
persons date of birth, their parents names,
their children, whether they were married,
and other things, they have practiced for
quite awhile," she added.
Boys in the classroom also had to learn
the act of chivalry as they had to hold doors
open and pull out the chairs for the girls. All
of the students were well behaved and got
into their historical characters.
"They also had to sit together and share
information about their characters to the
other students. I'm very proud of them. This
was certainly better than a book report," she
added
aOne student played the role of Helen
Keller. A teacher who knows sign language


donated her time to help Keller and her doc-
tor learn a few words in sign language for
th ecoersSchoonmaker dressed up as
Queen Elisabeth of Great Britain. She wore
her grandmother's wedding dress for the oc-
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Make this Father's Day one for families,
summer fun and tradition by going fishing in
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5-year freshwater fishing license, or give him
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
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The C-59 Canal in eastern Okeechobee
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two months while the South Florida Wa-
ter Management District (SFWMD) makes
repairs.
Planned work on the canal -located
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Slough and U.S. Highway 441 Southeast -
includes redefining the canal side slopes
and stabilizing the canal banks by installing
rip rap (large rocks) and planting sod.
While conducting the repairs, the Dis-
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U.S. 441 Southeast bridge and at the L-63
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District appreciates the public's patience
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
AND DEPOSITORS OF
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
FM B FORT PIERCE, FL

On April 16, 2010 (the "Closing Date"), the Off ice of the Comptroller of the Currency closed
Riverside National Bank of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL 34954 (the "Failed Institution") and
appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as Receiver (the "Receiver") to
handle all matters relating to the Failed Institution.
TO THE CREDITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION

All creditors having claims against the Failed Institution must submit their claims in writing,
together with proof of the claims, to the Receiver on or before July 21, 2010 (the "Claims
Bar Date"). Claims may be submitted via the internet on the FDIC web site, by fax or by
mail to the following address:
FDIC as Receiver of RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA
7777 Baymeadows Way West, Jacksonville, FL 32256
Attentin Clam A ent

You can obtain an official Proof of Claim form and instructions at www.fdic.gov or by calling
(904) 256-3925.
Under federal law, failure to file a claim on or bef ore the Claims Bar Date will result
in disallowance of the claim by the Receiver. The disallowance will be final. 12 U.S.C.
Section 1821(d)(5)(C).
NOTE TO CLASS CLAIMANTS: By law, the Receiver will not accept a claim filed on behalf
of a proposed class of individuals or entities or a class of individuals or entities certified
by a court. EACH individual or entity must file a separate claim with the Receiver.
TO THE DEPOSITORS OF THE FAILED INSTITUTION

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures your deposits in its corporate
capacity (the "FDIC"), arranged for the transfer of all deposits including the uninsured
amounts at the Failed Institution to another insured depository institution, TD Bank,
National Association, 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 (the "NeW
Institution"). This arrangement should minimize any inconvenience from the closing of the
Failed Institution. You may leave your deposits in the New Institution, but you must
take action to claim ownership of your deposits.
Federal law, 12 U.S.C. Section 1822(e), requires you to claim ownership of ("claim")
your deposits at the New Institution by taking any of the following actions within eighteen
(18) months from the Closing Date. If you have more than one account, your action in
claiming your deposit in one account will automatically claim your deposits in all of your
accountS.
1. Make a deposit to or withdrawal from your accountss. This includes writing a check
on any account, having an automated direct deposit credited to or an automated
withdrawal debited from any account or closing the account;
2. Execute a new signature card on your accountss, enter into a new deposit agreement
with the New I institution, change the ownership on your accountss, or renegotiate the
terms of your certificate of deposit accounts) (if any),
3. Provide the New Institution with a completed change of address form; or
4. Write to the New Institution and notify it that you wish to keep your accounts) active
with the New Institution. Please be sure to include the name of the accountss, the
account numberss, the signature of an authorized signer on the accounts) and a
name and address.

Please be advised that Official Items issued by the Failed Institution, e.g., cashier s checks,
dividend checks, interest checks, expense checks, and money orders are all considered
to be deposits and must be claimed within 18 months from the Closing Date.

|f you do not claim ownership of your deposits at the New Institution within 18 months from
the Closing Date, federal law requires the New Institution to return your deposits to the
FDIC, which may be required to deliver them as unclaimed property to the State indicated
in your address on the Failed Institution s records. 12 U.S.C. Section 1822(e). If your
address is outside of the United States, the FDIC may be required to deliver the deposits
to the State in which the Failed Institution had its main office. If the State accepts custody
of your deposits, you will have ten (10) years from the date of delivery to claim your deposits
from the State. After 10 years, you will be permanently barred from claiming your deposits.


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theoughount theFStat da ondon (1cattqbey, te "Pet ?.s The o]l ca wl
ie na cdo ns rtao an onoidng plan ote haancln em en eProec C~ar a l
lonida orporation,d/andaan mnd ecat wholl Ind esublll of Wata Mn
lagodmntes Inc. gn/o Ifae In susdlane Ing (con boleventset stma
cells and liners within currently permitted acreage, (1I) additions and Im-
protenetschto e leachat tolsec don androf ten sttehm, n Indg lea-
system, (Iy) Instlal on of new liners for Intermittent and final closure of
! comestucin asd(vl acqdu Itno f eupmen tim b sme at th la II l
fa Ilities, (b) Improvements to existng cle action (haull g) and transfer sta-
pot fahc II acudi lo q soi wasse ddwps al onta n ru an rd@ t
equpent p(mIc t lu ondo oi Iastecsorsn n ,paro essing cu pi nt
other equipment and assets necessary to support the foregoing Improve-
ments and to ll ce them In to service. The Project locations are at existing
ialtles as flos
1. 10800 NE 128th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972
2. 6319 Hihw~a 22 East, Panama City, FL 32404
4 38 Talona Dve, eat Le or2n~e, FL 32904
5. 3831 NW 21st Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33073
6. 2700 Wiles Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33073
S.206toHakrabdo ew Roam or eChF do3e 4FL 33980
9. 40 Ex hnga Aven e, Nals, FL310
11. 5110 US Highway 301 South, Iadwin, FL 32234 (Jacksonville)
12. 2023 Longleaf Drve, Pensacola, FL 32505
OS 196 out Radu6e72, ebthla, FL 54 (mauma)
15. 4945 Highway 273, Campbellton, FL 32426
O7 30Coateoweat B~oule red T lah~a39 FL 32303
18. 6120 E 21st Street, Bradenton, FL 34203
19. 4371SE 73rd Street, Ocala, FL 34480
20. 7700 SE Brld e Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
2 935 tW8h AvenueM MedleyFLF3L3133178
23. 125 Toppino Industrial Drive, Key West, FL 33040
24. 108 NW Hill Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
25. 255 West Keene Road, Apopka, FL 32703
2624WegeeLnedRoaodadAp0Tak~aoF 27311
28. 5400 Rex Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787
29. 151DN 3radRStaet, Ce rte 2 333762
31. 5221State Road 776, Venice, FL 34293
3 198 TC lyuth A eue Dla,3 F2L 732720
34. 8708 NE 44th Drive, Wildwood, FL 34785
3 310 RloVs$ ata enue, Orlano CFhL 3203526

Oke hBnds shal notFb ladebt, lla ltyor oblsa ondof the Authorit oro
uob prison tbheraeff, bt hes be payal ytlol fto paymIens dne
security instruments for the Bonpds.
ALL PERSONS FOR OR AGAINST SAID APPROVAL CAN BE HEARD AT
SAID TIME AND PLAICE. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE COUNTY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH HEARING OR MEETING,
(S)HE WILL NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF SUCH HEAR-
ING OR MEETING IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY
AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEALS BASED.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate In this hearnn should contact Okee-
chbeCounty, Florida no later than forty-elght (8) hours prior to the
hleii-ia 712 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee Floria 34972. Telephone:
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 1T HURDCIA LCIORBCEUE
COUaNT, FLORIDA
DCI ISIONO 2Cil Divisio~n
SO T ERN HOMESITES,INC.,
Plaintiffrp
CILINA MERISIER FORTIN,
Defendants
NOTTCF OFHSAL F PURSUANT


ant t0 0n OeH o EFBnalG ldEgmn of
eF eclodsure datedNMay 1, 210, nod
the Circuit Court In and for OKEE-
CHOBEE CutFlorida wherein
SOUTHERNHOEIEICA
HlodidalLCorporaE S R anf

hihes fndabest bidde fr c sh I
ethe 0l Aembo eRo~om, Zndu Fl
Cenbere 31rlNW ThirdlStret 0 ee
on the 16th daby of June, 2010 the
Irllohwing describr eroet alsu s
ment, to wit:
Lots 28 and 29, Block 13
ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES,
a recho~rdedi Plo bobFk 3,
0 ecoee County, Florida.
Pro ert # R
1-15-36-3 -00 0-00130-0280

IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
LDDEITONARL AM NE OFRROM T
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANFT U ARE L BOURDDETNE LEIN-
OUNL R RCMMNINGG AAFRTEGRH T
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
0 LDAY AF ER THE SLE. IFW
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
NG %NU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
UNYO HEbRTEPR SNTATONO A D
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAM ANY MONEY
PEASWE CEKYOWUTH EHEECNLER EODF
THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
SI DIIAL CE TR, 31 N OT IDRD
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SAL ATOMSENE FFR TRET RS AD
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HOMRIN THE REGISTRY OF THE
c ,ed ar Oe obeeh fkeho~ba


BY Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, ones, Ingino
& Morehead, RA.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantaton, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
355002 ON 05/19,26/10
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 CI FRK'S SAL 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
lne, 2010 eat 11r00 o cocks AM. o
be held, sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash In the lury Assembly


~mmr~
Room, 2nd Floor, of the Okeechobee
Crunt AudclalobCenter or1a Nhy 3r
lowing described real estate, situate,
cu yn, aF reidng In Okeechobe

A parcel of land lying in the
Suth one-htah NSo h)of ec-Sh

'lo th~~ect 3e, Twnrshsit
Okeechobee County, Florida,
and being more particularly
described ths follows: Com-

af 0li 6 Seacs ocn ro
the East line of Said N ho
fe8.e6 to tdeistnteene -
tio n w i h t e N orth line of theitne o
South 2139.11 feet of said N


fet othe Point of Beginn ng
thnecontinue N 89042 4 "
W, along said North line, a dis-
Nanc of 2'84. 8 feet;heig
said Section 19, a distance of
tio wh Sto~outh iinto theh
North 1 o5.961feet othsaid ss
89052'13" E along said South
lie, dis ~of 1084.96
ft;thence S 01o43'45" W,
pssamg into slads Setione3,,t 1

tKnhera rontr S ivis on.8,
Ainy person claimln an interest In
thedpls from th sale ,ef any, otthhe
date of the I1 pendens must ile a
claiT thl 16 2d~av after the sale.

SHARON ROBERTIS N, ERK
As D pty Cle
hfyounae sa aneroa cl m nisblty
order to paricipat Inathis procee -
you, uotharpr visiond of ce tin assis-
tance. Please contact Court Adminis-
ra lon not ltr tan57 d~as prto
Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
(772)807-4370 within two working
days of yourhrecelpt of this Noticecaiff
(80-9 5e877e; Ingyou area vice Im-
paired call (800)955-8770.
354807 ON 05/19,26/10

IN THE CIRCUITCOURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECH EDECAOUNTY'
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.47-2009-CA-000436
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TMMY L.REI TaACHA/K/A
Defendant(s).
NOTTCF OFFORFCIOSURF SAl F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pr
suant to a Final 3udqment of Mou
gag Fondcosnr dadted Msaey 1
47-2009-CA-000436 of the Clcult
Cu ofnthendNINoETEEONKTEHEC~uOcaE
County, Flonda wherein BANK OF
TMY L. REDBAhCeH AKntf TM
MY REIDNBACH CNHE UKNOA

3EF IBAeRIBIERI; ar thheesDeafendda
bidder for cash at iURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00AM, on the
16th day of June, 2010, the follow-
Ing desenbed property as set forth In
said Final judgment:
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 PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/lA 22291 NW 284TH STREET'
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
Any person claiming an Interest In
the surplus from the sale, If any'
other than the pmoperty owner as of
the date of the Lls Pendens must file
a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal
of this Cour on May 14, 2010.
Sharon Robedtson
Cledf of the Clacult Cour
By: Linda E Youn
Deputy Cler
Rorida Default Law Group, RL.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Rorida 33622-5018
NFOO906E1REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amerl-


WIHIN Te TM RVI sED B
TAll ohr creditors of the decedent
adnd ea stsh vings laems or e
cedent must ile their claims with
this Cour AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FRST UTBHLINATIHOEN TOFMETHI RNO

PR DED ANDBYDETMHAENDS NO AS
FILED AND ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
TIME OF DEATH WILL BE BARRED
F heV dte of the int publication of
this Notice Is May 26, 2010.
Peron Giving Notice:
Pauline S. Holden
Greenville5 SuhmQroin 29W0
Attoe foY &obhm Givng Notice:
Post Ofice Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973
oy: Tom Conely III
3554 oN /6;966p2/0

IN T CjURCUIT COUR UO THE
IN ACNODU ,R OERC BEE
CASE NO: 2009CA565
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FONR A,

MCHAEL WALSH,
Defendant.
NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SAL F
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
eFoeceodsure dateedMay6210309A1506anod
the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth
budicial Circui omdanwhfor Okeecho-
SIE NTIOA BANB K OF EFL IAD
Is the Defendant, I will sell to the
hihest an bseb btyb er fo~rcas In
Okeechobee County Judicial Center
bl2 NW 3rad St~ree, oOkeech bee,dFL
o `un ,010 the following describe
prpety as set forth In said Final
3 dgent, to wit:

ThEGAL/2DEChRIFFION2 ft
North 1/210f the South 1/12 of Tract
Sub, onge 313East, Ok cob~ee
County, Flo da

re83 d r2 th Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
Parcel Identifcation Number:
R11334330A00000241000.
Dated this day of

SHA~rNuROCBoEuRT

By: Linda F. Young
TERRY E. RESK DeuyCr
HAILE, SHAW&
PFAFFENBERGER, RA.
60 U. S ighway Oe,3 Td Floor
(561) 627-8100
Cir ul to poideofre seon~abl acc
modations when requested by qual -
hed pe e nsw th d aabdllle.I



no cost tosvunc a ~e povisio cf
Court Administraton, 250 NW Coun-
tly Club Drive, Sulte 217, Port Saint
Lucle, FL 34986, (772)' 807-4370
1-800-955-8771, If you are hearing
or volce Impaired
354822 ON 5/26;6/2/10

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT-
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENTOF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION,
DIVISION OF
RECREATION &PARKS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL -
Parks/Distrct 3 requests proposals
for a grazing agreement fr St. Se-
bastian River Preserve State Park
SITE VISIT 06/09/2010 @
10:00 AM Local Time
LOCATION: St. Sebastian River
Preseve State Park at 1000 Buffer
Preserve Drive, Fellsmere, Fl. 32948
BID OPENING: 06/10/10 @
8:00 AM Local Time
BID CLOSING: 06/23/10 @
5:00 PM Local Time
Copies of Specifcations available by
contactng Kathy Webb,
407.884.2000, Clinton McKenzle,
321.953.5005 or by visibng
St. Sebastian River Preserve State
Park In Fellsmere, FL. or
Parks/Distrct 3 In Apopka, FL.
3556030ON 5/26,28,30/10

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


cans with Disablitbes Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact Court administraton no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986,
(7)807-4370 within two working
dasof your receipt of this notice: IF
YUARE HEARING IMPAIRED, CALL
1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8770.
354805 ON 05/19,26/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2010-DR-136
Division: DOMESTIC RELATIONS

SoSato
"o c Ann Sant s
Respond n.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Joyce Ann Santos
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed dg inst you and tha
S r itte defenses, Ir an, to on
SoySantos, whose address Is PO


Box 2964, Okeechobee, FL 34973 on
or before June 11, 2010, and file the
original with the clerk of this Court at
Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, Court Operations 1st
Floor, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 before ser-
vice on Petitioner or Immediately
thereafter If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against
yufor the melief demanded in
Copies of all court documents In
this case, Including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these
documents upnrequest.
You must ke the Clerk of the Cir-
cult Court's o hce notified of your
current address. (You may file Noce
of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers In this lawsuit
will be malled to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure, re-
qulres certain automatic disclosure of
documents and Information. Failure
to comply can result In sanctions, In-
cluding dismissal or striking of plead-
Ings.
Dated: May7, 2010
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT


By: /S/ HEATHER THOMAS
Deputy Clerk
354315 ON 5/12,19,26;6/2/10

NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW
Notice Is hereby given that te un-
designed, pursuant to the "Fletitous
Name Statute," will register with
Florida Department of State, Division
of Corporaton the fictitous name, to
wi.Comb Away From Ho e
et G oomln me
siness ati we expect to engage In
2949H y70West
Okeechobee FL 34972
In the Clbty of Okeechobee/County of
Okeecho ee, Florida.
That the parties interested In said
Business enterprise are:
Eva Peree
Dated rtOdkae@th b, Okeecdhobe
Mount10 Flna~ ste 26th ay o
35573 ON /2610


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the perfect gift. Look
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VERNON HOLDEN, a/k/a ROSCOE V
HOLDEN, Deceased, File Number
2010-CP-52, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 312
N.W 3rd Street, Sulte 101, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972; that the de-
cedent's date of death was
November 6, 2008; that the total
value of the estate Is $11,000.00;
that the names and addresses of
those to whom It has been assigned
byL suhorder are: PAULINE S.
HLE,512 Summegmren Way,
Greenville, South Camolina 29607.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED TIIAT:
All crediton of the decedent and
other peons havineclaims or de-
mns agansto sedn tls e staev
within three months after the date of
the fist publication of this notice


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anl~m:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-52
In re: Estah of
ROSCOE VERNON HOLDEN,
a/k/a ROSCOE V. HOLDEN
Deceased



TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notifed that an Or-
dr teemnn a esed oS~S
mayAdministraton has been en-
trdIn the Estate of ROSCOE


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009 CA 684
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff
LOCK 7 DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida limited labllty company; STEPHEN E. FISHER; SANDRA H. FISHER; DEAN E. LAVALLEE; ANN MARIE LAVALLEE; and LAi-
FISH, LLC, a Florida lmlad labllty company, Defendants.
NOTTCF OF SAL F PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAFFFR 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a lud ment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash 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,
the following described real and personal property located In Okeechobee County, Florida:
a. luld. (herein, 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, according 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
Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northeast corner of said Lot A, b~ein the point of Intersection of the North line of said Secton 4 and the West right of way line of State
Road 15, also known as Parrot Avenue, as shown onSte of Florida Department of Transportaton Right of Way Map Section 926; thence South 00 degrees
07' 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
said Lot A and the Point of Beginning of the following described parcel of land; thence continuing albong said East lot line South 00 degrees 07' 39" West a dis-
tance of 196.87 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the North, having a radius of900 feet and a central angle of 72 degrees 07' 18"; thence
dprig said lot line, Westerly
ao 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-
ta ngle 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-
cave 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
of 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";
thence 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 alon te are of said curve a distance of 99.83 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a
curve concave to the West, having a radius of 55.91 feet and a central angl 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" Wes a distance of 21.51 feet to a point of curvature of a curve concave to the East hav-
Ing 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 point of tan-
gency; 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 Oficial Record
Book 517, Page 1810, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence South 63 degrees 28' 36" West along said right of way line a distance of 109.15
feet to a point on the West line of said Lot B; thence departing said right of way line North 00 degrees 07' 39" East along the West line of said Lot B a distance
of 813.78 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of said Lot B; thence departing said West line of said Lot B, South 89 degrees 48' 24" East
along said South line a distance of 433.32 feet to the Point of Beg nig.
b.~ Appurtenances. The benefit of all easements and other riht of any nature whatsoever, If any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, aleys, 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-
Ing or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, Issues, Incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap-
an mrv ments. All building s, structures, beatrments and other Improvements of any nature now or hereaftr situakd In whole or In part upon the
Land 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
property 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 about the
Land 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-
Ing, air conditioning, Ilghting, Incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conducts, wiring, and swithboards; all
plumbing, Ilftng, cleaning, fire preventon, ire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
um 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 supplies; and
all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutons of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
]ol tly an eerall called the "Tangible Property" In this Mort age.
..ILEI~ Al rents, Issues, incomes, accounts and proht In any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination,
Including Mortgagor'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-
gible Property, whether now existing or hereafter made, Including all amendments, modlications, replacements, substitutons, extensions, renewals or consoll-
datons; but reserving to Mortgagor In the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
rents, Issues, Incomes and profit untl Mortgagor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
ally 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-
Ing intended by thi provision 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 the prformance of an obligation.
g. e~prgedr. Il tphoceeds of the conversion, voluntaryaor Involuntary, or any of the pr peity encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidated
clais ed nha sr ro herwse payable for injury to or the king or requisitioning of any suc property, Including all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
h. Contract Riaht 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-
Ing 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
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combinaton, Including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due and
to become due thereunder; and Including maintenance contracts, constructon contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment 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-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them In writng.
i. HAIRS. 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-
ments.
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 o~f credit and general Intangibles, as such terms from time to tme are de-
ined In the Florida Uniform Commercial Code, In any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or Involuntary) of
the Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, Including all permits, Ilcenses, Insurance policies, rights of action, choses In action, con-
tract rights, corporate or other business records, Inventons, designs, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
rights, registrations, franchises, claims under guarantles, security interests or other security held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
debtors, all rights to Indemnlication and all other Intangible propet of every kind and nature.
k. Appurtenances. The benefit of all easements and other nats of any nature whatsoever, If any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, aleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of Ingress and egress to the Land and all
ad]olnln r opeerty, and any Improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and rlparan r ghts, whether now exist-
pnurtornances").r arising, toget er with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, Issues, Incomes and profits of any ofthe 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
or the Appurtenances, regardless of whether phys ally afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
m. Tannible Property. All of Mortgagor's righ, ttle and interest, If any, In and to all Inventory, goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible personal
property of any nature whatsoever that Is now or hereafter (1) attached or afixed to the Land or tne Improvements, or both, or (li) situated upon or about the
Land or the Improvements or both, re ardless of whether physically afixed theret or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (111) regardless of where
situated, 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-
Ing, air conditioning, Ilghting, Incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, condults, wiring, and swithboards; all
plumbing, Ilftng, cleaning, ire preventon, ire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
um 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 supplies; and
all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutons of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
jointly and severally called the "Tangible Property" In this Mortgage.
n. hIcrIAer. All rents, Issues, incomes, accounts and profits In any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination,
Including Mortgagor'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-
gible Property, whether now existing or hereafter made, Including all amendments, modlications, replacements, substitutons, extensions, renewals or consoll-
datons; but reserving to Mortgagor In the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the ri ht to collect and retain all such
rents, Issues, incomes and profit untl Mortgagor's default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this su paragraph 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 described In this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
Ing intended by thiseprovision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest In any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as epeer Alrforfed eo th cneso, voluntay or Involuntry, or any of the p oeity encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidated
claims, or that are otherwise payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any suc property, Including all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
pr id trac Rts ad Accounts. All of Mortgagor's right, ttle and interest In and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or Implied, now exist-
Ing 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
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combinaton, Including any and all deposits, prepaid items, and payments due and
to become due thereunder; and Including maintenance contracts, constructon contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment 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-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them In writng.
r. HAIRS. All right, title and interest of Mortgagor In and b all trade names now or hereaftr used In connection with the operation of the Land and Improve-
ments.
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-
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ANY 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-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-66
In Re: Estate of
ROBERT EARL WILLIAMS,

NOTTCF TO CRFDTORS
The administration of the estate of
ROBERT EARL WILLIAMS, deceased,
dte nf death eCn cu0,C201d0, I
Division, the adde s dh wih bs3 2
coee,rdRond 3447 TeT perseel
representative's and the personal
representative's attomey names are
set forth below.
All crediton of the decedent and
other peons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on


TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TIO SF CHI DOTC IR 3
TICE ON THEM.
Al0 other crediton of the decedent
and penons having claims or de-
mentsag1sntst theesetartelof hem d
This court MITHIN M NETHS A
PUAB ICA ION OF THI NDOICTE
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UED WILL BE FOREVER
NTWITHI ANING THE IE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(
YAR OSR MORE AOTRE TH D -
BARRED.
The fist publication of this notice
Is May 26, 2010.
Diana Mae McAfee
Personal Re resentative
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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE19TH3UDICIALCIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTYFLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-00036o
LAYNEt BROWN;
OKEECHOBEE TOWN CENTRE,
LLC; KEITH DUFFY, MANAGING
MEMBER; RANDALL C. EX, AS
TRUSTEE OF THE EX FAMILY
TUT ,; ROBIN E I STLT, NDI
TUTIE I M CON ECED, IDNTCD
1/7/0 AMD RHONDA MAIS,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF SAlF
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order rescheduling fore-


Florida, wherein LAIYNE BROWN,
aETE LC,seT BL aetaee
best bdder for cash, at the ]URY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, at
Okeechobee Judicial Center 312 NW
dncetwith teh prorb slons S co
45e031 io n1d: nAM, 6/ 6/01a0s
set forth In said Final Ju moment, to-
Beginning atthe Southeast
corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE
4Towtnhsh 371/Suoth,s Ri
set asd crun South 1572 0
feet; thence run South 157.50
fet tliencteo7Bneganti226 feet
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35 East, and run West 226 f~ee
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thence run North 157.50 fe.
thence run East 135 feetam
thence South 157.50 feet to
ebP bint lof Bednini actionn 28,
Townsh p 3e7 Shoulteh Range 35
East Okechbee County,
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTER-

EROERT ONE A F HHA DAT
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
S TED at Okeechobee, Florida, this
5th day of May, 2010.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida
By: LId uF Y uenrl
In accordance with Disabilities Act of
1990, persons needing a special ac-
commodation to participate In this
proceeding should contact the Court
Administration located at 250 North-
8e FL 3 9C6 Dhon I mer
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Brahman running game impresses at spring game


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Jack Radebaugh hands off to T' Ronte
Files during the purple and white game
Friday.


May 26, 2010


Okeechobee News


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Brahman
Purple and White football game unveiled
a strong running attack and an improved
offensive line and defensive unit on Friday
night at the Brighton Seminole Indian Res-
ervation.
T' Ronte Files had a big night with over
100 yards and three scores to lead the Brah-
man first string offense.
Files didn't break many long runs but was
consistently strong in attacking the holes and
making positive yards.
"I felt pretty good about my effort," he
said. "I started out slow but I did a good job,
I think."
Running back was one of the major ar-
eas of competition this spring. Files, Ronald
Jackson and Al Morris have split the reps.
Files made a statement with his perfor-
mn Friday
maIc hink I'm in front of the competition.
We have some good backs back there. I
wantotdoacongratullate everybody on what we


Files can thank an improved offensive line
that is a year older, and a year stronger. Ben-
jamin Estey, Thor Harden, John Kemp, and
Harrison O'Connor all looked impressive at
the line of scrimmage in opening holes.
"The offensive line has gotten better. All
the guys are blocking better than last year,"
Files added.
Coach Myron Jackson said he was very
pleased with the overall play and effort put
in by his players. He said a lot of them dedi-
cated themselves in the weight room this
year and should be congratulated on their
hard work.
"It seems like the kids have been listen-
ing. With the number of players and the tal-
ent we have this year, you have got to com-
pete to get on the field. If you don't give 100
percent and compete, we have somebody
else who can come in," he added.
The first string offense did well at times
as they drove 60 yards on their opening drive
for a touchdown. Files ran for 39 of those
yards and the final yard for the score. Jack
Rdebughkapdd d an 11 yard run from the

After that the varsity offense struggled.
Jose Garcia intercepted a pass and returned
it 40 yards for the most excitement of the first
half. Brant Harden had a quarterback sack
and Lavante Spivey knocked away a pass on
a deep route. Jesse Thomas also had a big
hit on defense.
In the second half Spivey intercepted a
pass and returned it 30 yards for a score.
Kolby Frank added a 20 yard pass reception
on a pass from Radebaugh. D.J Washing-
ton had several solid runs on quarterback
scrambles.
Files added a late touchdown run and Ty-
ler Ott caught a 9-yard TD pass from Wash-
ington on the final series.
Harden added another sack and Erick Mc-
Queen had a tackle for loss for the defense.
Jackson said he wanted to see separation
among the candidates for starting quarter-
back and running back. He admitted Files
has earned the right to be the starting run-
ning back come the fall. As for the signal
caller's slot, he will wait and watch the can-
didates in this week's scrimmage.


D.J. Washington dives forward for some yardage


I


He admitted he wasn't concerned about
the Brahmans passing attack in the game.
so When youaplay against tniach oher for
formations. It is more difficult to have suc-
cessful passes against your own defense,"
he said. "We want to make ourselves better
for the fall."
Jackson said he was very pleased with the
offensive line and that Harrison O'Connor, a
newcomer, has been a pleasant surprise at
tackle. He also praised his other starters like
Benjamin Estey, Kemp, Thor Harden and
Brant Harden.
"It's a testament to their off season work.
They put on a lot of weight and muscle," he
said. "Harrison has come in and his athleti-
cism has really made us a better offensive
line."
Jackson was also pleased with the ag-
gressiveness and hard hits on defense. He
mentioned that a number of players are
hungry and have given it all they have this
spring.
The Brahmans will play another inter-
squad game this Friday at OHS. The game
will feature more playing time for the eighth
graders who will be freshmen next fall.
Game time is set for 4 p.m.


T' Ronte Files had a huge night run-
ning the football during Friday's scrim-
mage.


. I 1 Ic...""1 i =
Okeechobee News/Charles
T' Ronte Files struggles for yardage as Aukeemian Mills (left) closes in.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Irphy Benjamin Estey (left) leads the way for Brahman runner T' Ronte Files during
Friday's scrimmage.








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gagement of their daughter, Jennifer Mann, to Todd =;
Burk, son of Dale and Linda Burk. Grandparents of the
bride are Mrs. Wilma LaMartin, great-grandmother, and
Mrs. Bobbie Lee Wilson, grandmother, of Okeechobee.
Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. Donald
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for four years. He is currently working in the field of law
enforcement. The couple plans to marry in October 2010.


Eighth grader Eddie Neal looks for
room to run during a bootleg play call
on Friday.


ACHIEVEMENT
VICK PATEL

that their son Vick Patel has accepted
membership in The National Society of
Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Vick will be honored
during an Induction Convocation this fall on
the campus of University of Florida. He was
invited to join NSCS because of his outstand-
ing academic performance at UF. "NSCS" is
more than just a symbol of academic achiev-
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number of amazing benefits including career,
networking, scholarships, travel and service
projects both on campus and in the commu-
nity. Mr. & Mrs. Patel are owners of Travelers Inn.


Okeechobee News


May 26, 2010


Brahman head coach Myron Jackson said
he was impressed with the younger guys and
expects some of them to compete for varsity
spots next fall. He said the best players will
wear the jersey.
"They are going to put some pressure on
the varsity guys in the fall. They will get an
opportunity," the coach said.
The younger players said they heard that
message and plan to make an impression
once the fall comes around.
Walker said he has played football for
three years in OCRA and watches film every
day.
"I just love football. I'm looking forward
to it. I just love contact," he said.
Marcum said he felt the eighth grade
group has a chance to be something special
as they learn and grow together. "Football is
a lot of fun. I love everything about it. By the
time this group gets to 12th grade we should
be an excellent team," said Marcum.
The group will have another scrimmage
on Friday, May 28, at Okeechobee High
school. Game time is 4 p.m.


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AI Morris hits the hole during the eighth
grade scrimmage on Friday.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Defense was ahead of the offense as the
eighth graders battled in the first high school
scrimmage of their careers Friday night at the
Brighton Seminole Indian Reservation.
The only points of the game were scored
on a defensive interception by Alec Emmons
and on a long run by Datron Smith.

ple se hwi h Ine effrt t he thusiaws
of the young players in the scrimmage.
"I was pleased with the effort. This group
of kids is great. They listen and they are ener-
getic. They want to play football," he noted.
Cody Walker was named the defensive
player of the game as he had several tackles
and big hits.
"Tonight was a total team effort. We did
ourl asignm nts andO wel t our gaps ad
he said.
Eddie Neal showed some skills at quar-
trbc sasDh a to o I n ar sT ofd1t uand
down run. James Marcum was a workhorse
in the backfield with several carries for short
games.
Marcum said the defense was ready to
play.
"The defense was tough. I try to do my
best because the varsity coaches are out here
and all of this matters in the end," he added.
Washington said he wasn't surprised that
the defense was ahead of the offense. He
alid it usually takes longer for the offense to
"Defense is probably the best part of the
game. You just go in and take the ball away.
Defense is ahead of the offense. It teaches
you social skills because you learn how to
talk to one another and communicate to get
the job done."


Quarterback Eddie Nea ran the foot-
ball well during Friday's scrimmage for
eighth graders.


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Weekday Lunch Specials
1. Bistro Ham -N Cheese 4, frilled Chicken Sandwich
2iJ. SPatt Me~3 ~:ltdi5 4 ;~6 ;Zgg ~en5. Turkey 'n Swiss Melt $
Buy your' b'evernghfor 99 cents


Okeechobee's Finest Restaurant & Watering Hole


Monday Friday "'"'""""'

Lunch $pecials

Located on Taylor Creek ..
202 NE 7th Ave. & Hwy 70 E


May 26, 2010


Okeechobee News


when it comes to maintaining a nice family
atmosphere...
We have a variety of Breakfast, lunch &
dinner specials.
Do you only have an hour or less for
lunch? We'll get you in and out faster than
any other full service restaurant in town -
and that's guaranteed. For breakfast, the
Clock has a breakfast buffet that runs 7 days


a week for $7.19 with just about every break-
fast item on it you can think of.
Everyone knows about our famous
Touchdown Breakfast that is always avail-
able any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes,
2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for $4.89.
For lunch you can always try our Lunch
Buffet Monday through Friday from
11:30am-1:30pm for a variety of delicious


cold cuts to Hot dogs and Hamburgers for
only $7.99. For dinner, try our all you car
eat shrimp & fish for only $9.99, ever)
Friday and Saturday night. We also offer
our Prime Rib Dinner for only $9.99, anyda)
anytime!.
You will find the coupon for this anc
many other specials right here in the
Okeechobee News Dining Guide..


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2 Dinners Your Choice~


For the Price of one!
1. N.Y. Strip Steak
2. Chicken and Shrimp
.3. Grilled Tilapia
,4, Shrimp Ceasar Salad
5. Country Fried Steak
'6. Grilled Pork Chops


;F Shrimp Fest
.4Land "N Sea
SShrimp Scampi -
Shrimp CeasarSad
Sweet 'N Sour Shrirn
Sweet Alfredo


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CL OCK
Family Restaurant
The staff of The Clock Restaurant has
faithfully provided the Okeechobee com-
munity with quality service and food for
over 5 years,
You'll find the Clock easily takes the gold




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