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Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Publication Date: June 9, 2010
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developer:

NO DEAL
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Utility Author-
ity (OUA) Board of Directors spent
about a third of their meeting on
Tuesday, June 8 discussing a pop-
ular piece of real estate the 100
acres of the proposed Northshore
Village planned development that
Waste Management is proposing to
give to the county. After consider-
able discussion the board turned
down the proposal of developer
Stephen E. Myers, Sr.
Waste Management is contrac-
tually obligated to provide 100
acres of land to the county. At the
May 13 meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County Commissioners Waste
Management proposed giving
the county 100 acres that is cur-
rently part of Northshore Village,
a proposed subdivision to be built
just east of the Okeechobee City
limits and north of S.R. 70. Waste
Management would purchase the
property from the current owner,
Stephen E. Myers, Sr., and present
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Josh McCall (left) salutatorian, Valerie McKee
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High school

graduation

Thursday
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Class of 2010
will graduate tomorrow night at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center with
340 seniors expected to receive di-
plomas.
Each graduate received 10 tickets
this year for family and friends. The
gates to the Ag Center will open at 7
p.m. and the graduation is expected
to commence at 8 p.m.
"This has been an amazing se-
nior class," Principal Toni Wiersma
said, "This class was awarded over
$2.7 million in scholarship money.
205 seniors received scholarships
tineaa edition 17 OHS students
were accepted by the University of
Florida, which is a record number
for the school. Numerous other
graduates will attend other major
universties.
Wiersma said this is also the
largest number of academic schol-
ars from the Bright Futures pro-
gram. Ten students have achieved
a weighted GPA of 3.5 or above in
See OHS Pagfe 5

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June 9, 2010


BIRTHS
LANDON CHASE MARSOCCI

Landen Chase Marsocci was born at
Martin Memorial Hospital. He weighed
6 lbs.10.oz and was 18.5 inches long. He is
the son of Chase and Leighann Marsocci of
Okeechobee. His maternal grandparents
are Kathy and David McCormack and Gary
Lightsey of Okeechobee. His paternal grand-
parents are Danny and Linda Marsocci of
Okeechobee. Great grandparents are Elsie
Butler of Okeechobee and Butch Butler of
Lake Wales,Zaryann Perry, Frank and Debra
Marsocci and Linda Everett of Okeechobee
and Margaret Marsocci of Fort Pierce.


On Tuesday, May 18 doctors, law enforce-
ment, local politicians and others cleared
tables, poured drinks and served rolls all
for the benefit of Okeechobee kids. Florida
Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC)
organized a Guest Server Event at Golden
Corral in Okeechobee to benefit the Dr. Fred
Brown Children's Health Center. .
Diners were generous with their humor,
orders and tips for servers such as Mayor
Kirk, School Board Member Joe Arnold,
Sheriff Paul May and his wife, Undersheriff
Noel Stephens and his wife, Drs. Christopher
Robshaw, Armando Santelices, Veronica Es-
pini"K and Miohanl aG rv~as FCFH Board
bers.
Tips and 50/50 raffle ticket sales for the
evening netted nearly $1,000 toward the
new facility. Most notably, this hefty profit
was boosted by the winner of the 50/50 raf-
fle, Sherry Darrow of Orlando, who donated
her $180 winnings back to FCHC.
In March, 2009 FCHC applied for and was


subsequently approved to receive $1.6 mil-
lion in federal stimulus funding which will
provide seed funding for the construction of
the $3.5 million pediatric and dental center
in Okeechobee County. This new, 20,000
square foot, energy efficient pediatric and
dental center will consolidate FCHC's pe-
diatric practice and expand the x-ray and
dental practices. The building will be large
enough to allow for future additions to the
health care team.
Dr. Fred Brown has been a pediatrician
for 50 years, with 30 of those years caring

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has cared for generations of families and it is
because of his dedication that FCHC is hon-
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Children's Health Center.
For more information please contact
Molly Ferguson at 561-844-9443 ext.0310 or
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suspended -habitual offender. He is being held
without bond.
*Patrick Michael Abel, 20, N.E. 325th Trail,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Detective
Augustin Saucedo on charges of armed burglary
and grand theft. His bond was set at $60,000.
*Juan Garcia, 28, S.W Second Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Sergeant
Victoria Williams on charges of driving under the
influence and no valid driver's license. His bond
was set at $1,000.
*Paul Edward Rox, 55, N.W 168th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Deputy
Marcus Collier on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of probation-
driving under the influence. His bond was set at
$2,500.
*William Ryburn, 44, N.W 176th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Deputy Bri-
an Cross on a charge of felony battery. His bond
was set at $2,500.
*Joseph Arthur Heath, 21, S.R. 70 W,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 7 by Deputy
Javier Gonzalez on a warrant charging him with
the felony of burglary of a structure and the mis-
demeanor of criminal mischief. His bond was set
at $2,750.
*Terry Bast, 54, S.E. 23rd St., Okeechobee,
was arrested June 7 by Deputy Sarah Green on
an Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -driving under the
influence (two counts). He is being held without
bond.
This column lists arrests and not convictions,
unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who
is later found innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to inform this
newspaper. The information will be confirmed
vand printed.


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee Count Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) deputy was slightly injured Friday
night when he tried to arrest a man and was
struck in the forehead.
Carlos M. Arias, 34, S.E. 10th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 4, on felony
charges of battery on a law enforcement
officer and resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer with violence. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a bond of
$2,500.
Arias was then arrested Monday, June 7,


by Mac L. Jonassaint from the Florida De-
partment of Corrections because his June 4
arrest violated his probation on an original
charge of aggravated assault with a weapon
without intent to kill. He is being held with-
out bond on that charge.
Mr. Jonassaint stated on his arrest affida-
vit that Arias is considered a violent offender
by the state.
Arias was sentenced to one year in the
county jail on Dec. 4, 2006. He was also
ordered to serve four years on probation,
which began Feb. 14, 2007.
OCSO Deputy Sergeant Clif Gill stated in
his arrest report that around 9:51 p.m. Fri-


day OCSO Deputy Corporal Chris Hans shot
Arias with a taser while trying to subdue him
at a fast food restaurant on S.R. 70 E. When
he arrived at the restaurant, Sgt. Gill found
Arias to be very loud and threatening to kill
the deputies.
Emergency medical personnel were try-
ing to take Arias to the hospital for an abra-
sion to his head that he apparently received
when he fell to the pavement after being
shot with the taser, but the man was being
combative.
According to Sgt. Gill's report, he was
able to place a handcuff on thie right wrist
of Arias. But as he tried to place a handcuff


on the man's left wrist, Arias drew back his
right hand and reportedly hit the deputy in
the forehead over the left eye with his fist
and the handcuff.
The cut began to bleed immediately, add-
ed the report.
The veteran OCSO sergeant then utilized
his stun gun on the man, and Arias stopped
fighting.
Arias was taken to Raulerson Hospital
where he was treated and released.
Sgt. Gill was also taken to the local hospi-
tal where he, too, was treated and released.


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Of
fice (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police Depart
ment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP),
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections
(DOC).
*Lisa Marie Dunson, 28, N.W Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 4 by Deputy
Mark Margerum on a St. Lucie County warrant
charging her with driving under the influence
and driving while license suspended with knowl-
edge. Her bond was set at $3,000.
*Steven Alderete, 22, S.E. 40th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 4 by Deputy Pa-
tricia Massung on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with the felony of grand theft
-motor vehicle. He was also charged with the
misdemeanors of driving while license suspend-
ed with knowledge, leaving the scene of an ac-
cident with property damage and resisting a law
enforcement officer without violence. His bond
was set at $27,000.
*Luis Fernando Gomez, 16, GeorgiaAve., Fort
Pierce, was arrested June 5 by Deputy Bart Potter
on a felony charge of escape and misdemeanor
charges of possession of alcohol by a minor
and resisting a law enforcement officer without
violence. He was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional
Juvenile Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
*Tammy Lee Hughes, 35, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 5 by Deputy Bart Potter on a charge
of driving under the influence. Her bond was set
at $1,000.
*Justin Marshall Douse, 26, N.W 96th Court,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 6 by Deputy Jus-
tin Merriman on a charge of driving while license


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Hatfield
was booked into the Okeechobee County
Jail then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Ju-
venile Detention Center in Fort Pierce.
The detective's report states that the
molestation have allegedly been occur-
ring since the male victim was 6 years old.
The 5-foot-11-inch, 260 pound, Hatfield
reportedly "threatened to hit ..." the victim
if he told anybody, added the report.
Detective Saucedo went on to state in
his report that the molestation took place
"... a great many times..." during the past
three years. The last occurrence, stated the
detective, was in early May of this year.


A16-year-old Okecho- aI T
bee teen has been accused .,
of sexually molesting a s
9-year-old boy for the past '
three years
Walter Mathew Hatfield
was arrested Friday, June 4 Wle .
on a felony charge of sexualHaied
battery victim under 12/defendant under
18. He was also arrested on a misdemean-
or charge of contributing to the delinquen-
cy of a minor.
According to an arrest report by Detec-
tive Augustin Saucedo of the Okeechobee


Sexual offender has new addreSS

The Okeechobee County Sheriff 's Of-
fice has disclosed the following information
about a sexual offender who is in Okeecho-
bee County and recently changed addresses.
This information is not intended to increase
fear; rather it is the agency's belief that an
informed public is a safer public.
This individual has served the sentence
imposed by the courts and is NOT wanted by
the police at this time. Sex offenders have al-
ways lived in communities. The only change
is the public is now better informed. ,
Stephen Tourigny, 46, is a 260-lb., 5'9',
white male, with brown hair and hazel eyes.


His new address is 8651 Hwy. 78 west, Lot
#8. Tourigny was convicted of two counts of
sexual assault, one count
risk of Injury in Middletown,
Conn. in 1991; one count
~.~ Iof sexual assault in Middle-
town, Conn. in 1993, and
~two counts of lewd/lascivi-
ous conduct with a child in
Waterbury, Vt. in 2003. The
victims were minors.
If you have any ques-
Stephen tions regarding this bulle-
Tourigny i,e cnat Sthe ri 'ech
at 863-763-3117, Ext. 240 or see the web site
http://fdle.state.fl.us.


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net worth is not your self worth, employed
or unemployed. Be there via your time, wis-
dom, love. Remember you are the change
your family is looking for.
Much love and please remember to be
the men the Lord has called you out to be.
Happy Father's Day!
Brenda Scott
2010

Thanks so much
Our thanks go out to Chase Pearce and
the off duty paramedic (don't know his
name) who rescued our son from a bad
traffic accident on May 19. He was in a bad
way and the two of you helped him until
the paramedics arrived. May God bless you
both.
The Treece Family


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Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. South
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to
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munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

YMCA
*Has anyone here checked into the fees
associated with the YMCA? They charge
for each activity you participate in and that
fee amount depends on whether you are a
member or not. To be a member you must
pay the membership fee for each member of
your family yearly. It is a great idea, however
so many families in our county are strug-
gling right now just to keep their homes and
put food on the table each night! We are so
lucky to have some great places that provide
a wonderful variety here: dance, Tae Kwon
Do, football, cheerleading, baseball, soccer,
Pop Warner, etc. Many of our churches offer
faith based programs. Some of these orga-
nizations are for profit, some are nonprofit,
but they are all activities for the citizens of
Okeechobee. I think YMCA was a good idea,
but we should support our local businesses
and non profits first.
*I come from a small town in the Mid-
west. We had a YMCA there when I was
growing up. We also had our local business-
es and non-profits. Yes, some will be affect-
ed but not all. I would be willing to bet that
certain sports such as baseball and football
will go untouched due to the liability issues
that go with those sports ... but I would say
tha soccer bask IIal, ymnasti s, ase m

than a YMCA could provide depending on
their facility could be in competition. What I
hojf ed chdrekI aama m some tf sth elroecs
fered jobs as instructors at the YMCA.
*I think YMCA would be good for the
community

Graduation
*One thing to mention for the graduates
-- you have to walk on a dirt floor so wear
shoes that are appropriate for that. If the girls
wear high heels, they will have a lot of dif-
ficulty trying to walk on that surface.


Congratulations and good luck to all of
the OHS graduates in the Class of 2010.
*Congratulations to all the scholarship
recipients. It's nice that despite the bad
economy people here still try to do all they
can to help the kids.

III aegal immigr tion
*Back during The Great Depression,
President Herbert Hoover ordered the de-
portation of ALL illegal aliens in order to
make jobs available to American citizens
that desperately needed work. Harry Tru-
man deported over two million illegals after
WWII to create jobs for returning veterans.
And then again in 1954, President Dwight
Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexican
Nationals. Now...if they could deport the ille-
gal's back then, they could sure do it today
*People say they need the illegal immi-
grants because Americans won't do those
jobs. The reality is, Americans would do
those jobs if the pay was high enough. The
employers just want to hire really cheap
labor. That is the real issue. If they want to
stop illegal immigration, the government
needs to crack down on the employers who
hire them. This would force the employers
to pay enough to attract legal workers. There
are plenty of people who wouldn't balk at
working hard in the hot sun if the pay was
high enough.
*The new driver's license rules are very
strict requiring all kinds of documentation to
get a license or even renew one. This will
help cut down on the number of licenses is-
sued to those in this country illegally.

School security
*I saw on the news about the little sec-
ond grade boy in Oregon who disappeared
after his mom dropped him off at school. Ap-
parently the school was open to the public
to ao e i of sesci fevlentethatoday and
might have been there. What a nightmare
for the parents. You drop the kid off, see him
walk toward his classroom and you think he
is safe. The teacher says the kid never made
it to the classroom. The parents didn't know
the kid was missing until the school day was
over. It made me so glad our schools are so
strict about making everyone who comes
on the campus sign in, and sometimes even
asking for your driver's license if they don't
know you.


Happ Father's D y

GreetingS!
An open salute to all the dads, fathers,
PaPas, Paw-Paws, grandfathers, grandpas,
pops, Mothers who are dual role parents,
even deadbeat dads. You are the change your
family, especially your children, are looking
for. To be the man the Lord has called you to
be -Yes! We have our heavenly Father, the
Lord, God Almighty, thanks, Messiah, won-
derful counselor. Hey, wait a minute -let us
talk about where are the 21st century dads,
father, papas, pops, granddaddy, grandpa,
mother-dad-dual role parent last at the rear,
deadbeat dads, invoking in today's fast-food
mentality -quick and easy fix society. Men
help me out here. Look, I am somewhat bi-
ased. See, I love my dad, brothers, uncles,
nephews, male friends. I've been blessed
with great men in my life from childhood to
adulthood, so Kobe, and the Lakers, even
Paul Pierce and the Celtics and NFL as well
as college football -go Seminoles, well
all sports. I grew up with brothers, a state
champion in softball as well as a track long
jump state champion. So, now you know -
SMILE! Just love the guys, men, special con-
nection.
So what in the world are the real good,
great guys going to do since the rap sheet
on the deadbeat dads in the 21st century
seemed to state abandonment, embarrass-
ment, non-child supporting, affecting every
race, creed, color, almost neglect, absentee
dads, children. Families are in crisis when
this occurs and it is an everyday situation in
many cities across these United States. So,
let me flip the script and reward the great
good, responsible, loving, caring, dedicated,
dads, fathers, grandpas, papas, etc. Thanks
for all the wonderful things you do for your
children and families every day!
Okay, a message to the deadbeats -Your

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For more information call 863-467-6484
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What teens want adults to know about teen pregnancy


2008 Statistics Okeechobee County

County Population: 40,088

Number of Teen births, Girls Age 10-19: 100

Reported Chlamydia Cases in 15-19 year olds: 72

Reported Gonorrhea Cases in 15-19 year olds: 9

Average Number of Reported New AIDS Cases: 4

Average Number of Reported New HIV Cases : 8

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Okeechobee County is ranked eighth in
the state for teen pregnancy with a rate in
2008 of 44.1 per 1,000 teenage girls ages 14-
18 years old. The State of Florida's average
for the same age group is 24.7 per 1,000.
In dealing with such high teen pregnancy
rates it is important to hear what teens want
adults to know.
This information is based on the National
Teen Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
1. Show us why teen pregnancy is such
a bad idea. For example, let us hear directly
from teen parents about how hard it has
been for them. Help us understand why
teen pregnancy can get in the way of reach-
ing our goals.
2. Show us what good, responsible rela-
tionships look like. We're as influenced by
what you do as by what you say. We also
don't expect you to beperfect and want you
to know that we can learn from your difficult
experiences and mistakes as well.
3. Talk to us honestly about love, sex and
relationships. Just because we are young
doesn't mean we can't fall in love or be in-
terested in sex. These feelings are real and
powerful to us. Talk to us or help us find an

ad TlIn u not to bave sex is not enough.
Explain why you feel the way you do and
ask us what we think. Tell us how you felt as
a teen. Discuss emotions, not just health and
safety. Keep an open mind. Take our opin-
ions seriously and please no lectures.


5. Even if we don't ask we still have ques-
tions. How do I know when having sex is
the right thing to do? Should I wait for mar-
riage? How far is too far for me or someone
my age? How do I handle pressures from
my friends? If we don't start these conversa-
tions, you should.
6. Whether we are having sex or not, we
need to be prepared. We need to know how
to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmit-
ted diseases. That means information about
saying no and about using protection. If we
don't get the information from you we will
get it somewhere. We need honest and help-
ful information from the people we trust.
7. If we ask you about sex or birth con-
trol, don't assume we are having sex. We
may just be curious or just want to start the
conversation with someone we trust. We
need to know the facts so we can make
good decisions in the future--maybe next
week, maybe years from now.
8. Pay attention to us before we get
into trouble. Reward us for doing the right
thing-even when it seems like no big thing.
Don't shower us with attention only when
we do something wrong. Talk to us about
our dfrenads, rr coaotl,ouTha we intert
gossip. Show us you care by being involved
in our lives.
9. Don't leave us alone so much. Some-
times we have sex because there is not much
else to do. Make sure we have something to


do that we really like, where there are other
kids and adults around. Make sure we have
supervision.
10. We really care what you think, even
if we don't always act like it. Even though
we look all grown up we still want your ad-
vice and help. But remember we are living
in a very different time than when you were
growing up.
11. We hate "the Talk" as much as you
do. Please start the conversation about sex'
love, relationships when we are young.
Keep the conversation going, making us feel
comfortable and encourage us to talk, and
ask questions.


12. For us, it is not about abstinence or
contraception; it's about both. We get it. We
know the best way to protect ourselves is not
to have sex. But we also need to know ab out
contraception. It seems to us, adults waste
an awful lot of time arguing about this.
This article has been presented by the
Okeechobee Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Task Force. We are a group of concerned
citizens and organizations. This is a public
meeting and eoveyone is invited to attendto
help us address this issue. For more inform
mation please call 863-462-5000 ext2157.


rate agreement were made between OUA
and either Mr. Myers or Waste Management,
the county would have to pay off the devel-
oper's agreement.
What Mr. Myers proposed was that he
pay off the portion of the developer's agree-
ment that he owed on the 100 acres. The
board was not interested unless Mr. Myers
was willing to pay off the entire amount
owed on all 130 acres.
"They weren't willing to bend for us,"
board member Tommy Hoover said of the
developers of Northshore Village.
"This is going to become an accounting
nightmare," said board member Melanie
Anderson. "I feel like we are being used."
"I think the board went out of the way
to cut them a deal," said Mr. Hoover. "We
are not in the banking or land speculation
business."
"The county has thrown OUA under the
bus." Mr. Hoover added. "They make us
look like the bad guy."
Mr. Conley advised that the board was
under no obligation to do anything. He said
that it was strictly a business decision.


At the present time there is no access to
the property in question. It is uncertain as to
where the route of the proposed S.R. 710 ex-
tension would pass in relation to the proper-
ty. It is also uncertain at this time when that
road will be built. There is no rail access to
the property. However, the county does own
a thin strip of land that runs from the prop-
erty to the railroad. There are no water or
sewer lines on the property.
There was some talk at the May 13 com-
mission meeting of the county using this
land as an industrial park. It is currently
zoned planned development and the zoning
would have to be changed.
Waste Management was wiling to pay
$1.5 million for the property and would be
willing pay the county $1.5 million in cash in
lieu of the land.
In June of 2006 Mr. Myers bought the 130
acre plot plus a separate 4.940 acres, also a
part of Northshore Village for $4,702.600, ac-
cording the property appraisers records.
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The valedictorian for this year is Valerie
McKee. She is the daughter of Fran and
Cary McKee. Valerie has been accepted at
the University of Florida and will pursue a
degree in Agriculture Communications. She
is also an officer in the State Future Farmers
of America.
Class salutatorians this year are Josh
McCall and Janna Mullis. Josh is the son of
Randy and Laura McCall. He has been ac-
cepted by the University of Florida and will


pursue a degree in civil engineering. Mullis is
the daughter of Monica Markham and Jamie
Mullis. She will pursue a degree in Pharma-
cology at the University of Florida.
The top 15 in the class of 2010 also in-
clude Justin Hoover, Megan Clements, Maria
Ruiz, Frances Bosworth, Kathleen Turner,
Graciela Varela, Nichole Chapa, Sarah Mur-
row, Lionel Jones, Katarina Suarez, James
Hadden, and Austin Pluskot.


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it to the county. Commissioners voted to
proceed with "formalizing acceptance of
the property."
The 100 acres in question is part of a
130.22 acre parcel of land just east of Doug-
las Park. It is one of several parcels of land
that make up Northshore Village. The sub-
division has since been downsized but
originally it was to be comprised of a total of
390 acres and was to have 813 single family
homes, 192 multifamily apartments and 16
acres of commercial recreational and open
space.
The particular 130 acre property under
discussion is encumbered with an OUA de-
veloper's agreement. According to OUA at-
torney Tom Conley, whoever owns the land
is obligated to pay OUA $60,000 a year for
the next ten years in exchange for guaran-
teed sewer connections. Therefore, if the
county accepts the property, unless a sepa-


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"This class has displayed great leadership
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Obituaries


John 1Marshal Finch, III
OKEECHOBEE -John Marshal Finch, II
passed away June 1, 2010, at home.
John was born
February 4, 1953 in
Illinois and moved
to W Palm Beach
when he was five
years old. He went
to Forest Hill High
School. He was on
the football team
and played for the
Rorest Hill Falcons. A
lot of his friends in
the early 70's knew
him as "Doc", on
Lake Worth Beach.
John was also Production manager of Besto-
val and Protein Roods, in Gainesville, Ga. John's
family moved to Okeechobee, Fla. in 1987. He
managed CJ's Outlet Furniture Store, a family
owned business, The "Pink Building" in town.
John was also known from the Flea Market and
Auctions. He also worked at Sunoco, as a Night
Shift Manager. He said Cindy was the Best Boss
he ever had.
John was married in February, 1978 and was
married for 31 years. He loved to fish, play
cards, Mafia Wars and Farmville on the comput-
er. In his younger years he loved to ride his Har-
ley Davidson.
John is survived by his wife, Carol Finch;
daughter Missy Jean Finch; and two beautiful
granddaughters, Elyxis Ramaglia, 9 and Jenna
Ramaglia, 4 all of Okeechobee.
He is also survived by his siblings; Jill Prender-
gas, WPalm Beach, Jerry Finch, Lake Worth,
James Finch, Green Acres City. Joy Oullette, The
Acreage, Judy Finch, ( i.. .. l. In ., June Sauls,
( i., .. l.. i -d~ Richard W illiams, ( i., .. 1..- i I~d~
John was also the son of the late Jean Fallon
and John Marshall Finch, Jr.
He will be very, very missed.
Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June
12, 2010 at 12 Noon 2 p.m. at the ( i...1..- -- i ~
County Douglas Brown Civic Center, at 726 NE
16th Ave, Okeechobee, FL. 34972. For more in-
formation call 697-0436.


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Joann Rucks Lee, 74
OKEECHOBEE -Joann Rucks Lee, age 74, of
Okeechobee, passed away June 6, 2010, at Bal-
momal As listed Li ing F cill95,to oet n .

Viola Rucks. She was a homemaker having
come to Okeecho-
bee from Orlando in
1958. She was a
mmber of t e Fis

Church in Okeecho-
bee, Vero Beach
Christian Club; East-
ern Star, Cowbelles,
Farm Bureau and
she volunteered as a )
Pink Lady.
Mrs. Lee was pre-
ceded in
death by her husband, Cadar Lee, who
passed away in 1995. She is survived by her son,
Hobert Lee; two daughters, Kathryn Lee-Murphy
and Vivian Lee; brother, Tommy T. Rucks; two
grandchildren, Justin L. Murphy and Kathaleene
Lee; and her loset beloved friend, Laura Sau-
ce o, al ofOeec oee.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, June 9,
2010, at Bass ( i.. .. l. l. .- Funeral Home. Fu-
nral ser ets1 iltlebdeM tn am hursdahy, uneP 1

tor Bruce Simpson and Pastor Jim Dawson offi-
ciating. Interment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice.
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Sadie Irene Sanders Stein, so
OKEECHOBEE -Sadie Irene Sanders Stein,
age 90, of ( i., . 1..l. d died Friday, June 4,
2010, in Raulerson Hospital.
She was born April 12, 1920, in ( i.. . i I. l .
She was preceded g
in death by her fa-
ther, Levan Wilson
Sanders; and moth-
er, Nell Pearl Walk- .
er; brother and
sisters from Mr.
Sanders, Minnie, De-
lia, and Wilson. Pre-
ceded in death by
brothers and sisters
from Dozier Smith
and Nell, Veronica
Bass Vandiver, John Smith (Mildred) and Ed-
ward Smith (Edna Fay).
She is survived by her sisters, Alevene Lantz
(Robert) and Patty Hazellief (Nathaniel).
Sadie will be cremated and her cremains sent
to Ohio to be placed beside her late husband
Stein.
There will be no local public visitation or ser-
vices.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.

DRVid Russell DRniel Jr.
FT. LAUDERDALE- David Russell Daniel Jr.
entered peacefully into rest and made his jour-
ney to heaven on Friday, June 4, 2010.
He was born on
May 22, 1941 in Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., to
Joe Mildred and
David Russell Dan-
iel Sr., both of
whom are also in
heaven.
David is survived
by his wife of 50
years, Bonnie L.
Daniel; two sons,
Dewey (Sheri) Dan-
iel and D.R. (Paula)
Daniel III; three
grandsons, Mi-
chael, Ryan and David Daniel; his brother Buck
(Terry)Daniel; a nephew, Mark Branham; a
niece, Amy Jo (Ted) Fletcher and a grand-niece,
Brooke Fletcher.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to
Rountain of Life Church or Hospice of Okeecho-
bee.


Jerry 1Mitchell Kemp
OKEECHOBEE -Jerry M~jitchell Kemp went
home to be with Jesus Christ on June 7th, 2010
at 3:20 p.m.
Jerry graduated *
from Okeechobee : ~
High School and
joined the United
States Air Rorce.
When Jerry came
home from the ser-
vice he went to work
with the Division of
Forestry, and started
into a partnership in
CML Communica-
tions. Jer-
ry and his wife Brenda own Sun Plaza
and the Village Square Restaurant. In addition
he previously served as President of the Rotary
Club of ( i., . l.. I ~
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents,
Maureen and Burley Kemp; mother-in-law, Ha-
zel Sessions; and his daughter, Donna Faye
Kemp.
Jerry leaves behind a loving wife of 22 years,
Brenda Kemp; daughters, Brenda Merritt, and
her two children, Joanna Kemp with a son,
John, sons; Bobby Kemp, Wayne (Tammy) Pur-
vis and their three children and one grandchild,
Ben (Shannon) Purvis and their three children
all of ( i.. il. l. He leaves behind three sis-
ters; Shirley (John) Gyle of Riverview and their
two children and three grandchildren, Judy
(Raymond) Jolly and their child and grandchild
of ( i., . il...L Mary (Donald) Motes of Plant
city with their two children and five grandchil-
dren, brother, Jimmy (Norma Sue) Kemp of
ci.. . 1..1- d -- with four children and 14 grand-
children and two great grandchildren; sister-in-
laws, Helen Barfoot and her two children and
two grandchildren, Nettie (Robert) Williams
and their two children and two grandchildren,
Renee (Rex) Williams of Kissimmee with their
four children.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday,
Jlune 9, 2010 from 4-7:00 p.ml. andl services on
Thursday, June 10 at 3:00 p.m. in the Buxton
Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be Friday in the South Florida Na-
tional Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers me-
morial contributions may be made to Hospice
of <1i... 1 i n.~~~, P.O. Box 1548, ( i.. .. l. In ., FI
34973.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, I10 NE 5th Street, ( i., .. il~ ... ., Fl.
On-line condolences may be made to
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Big Red Bus in Okeechobee this week
The Big Red Bus bloodmobile will be in Okeechobee on Thursday, June 10, at An-
cient Oaks Park from 9:30 11:30 a.In. and at Publix from 1-3 p.In.
Friday, June 11 at Lincare, S.W 17th St., noon 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 12 at Arnold's Wildlife Center 11 a.In.- 3 p.In.
Sunday, June 13 at Golden Corral, 11 a.In. 4 a.rn.
Tuesday, June 15 at Public Safety Blood Drive-Helping Us Help Others Sheriff's
Dept., 9:30 a.In. 3:30 p.m. Two buses, no waiting.
Monday, June 21 at Walgreen's 1-7 p.m.


Okeechobee News


June 9, 2010


If you go ...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, June 10
Where: Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave.
ricane season briefing from emergency op-
erations director Mike Faulkner;
*select the category and fiscal year for
application for a Cornrunity Development
Block Grant;
*approve an interlocal agreement with
Miarni-Dade County Industrial Development
Authority concerning the issuance of bonds
for Waste Management projects; and,
*award a contract for the rehabilita-
tion of taxiways A and C at the Okeechobee
County Airport.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reachedant pgwda~newszap.com.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When Okeechobee County Corniission-
ers meet tomorrow, they will take action to
set fees in sorne areas and provide exernp-
tion from fees in other areas.
Corniissioners will consider raising slip
rental rates at Okee-Tantie Carnpground and
Marina. Since the county took over the facil-
ity in 1999, there have been no increases in
rental rates. Proposed rates will be more in
line with rates at similar facilities. The board
will also consider a rate schedule for the
new band shell at the park.
Turning to exemptions, the board will
be taking action on a resolution that would
exempt emergency repairs and work done
by governmental agencies from the fee for
working in the county right of way.
In other action, the board is expected to:
*receive information to try to resolve a
right of way dispute on Lofton Road;
*receive an after action report on the
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Okeechobee County Middle school stu-
dents were educated on being environmen-
tally responsible this spring by participating
in a contest produced by Waste Manage-
ment. Students had to think green--just as
Waste Management's philosophy states-in
order to create a piece of artwork portraying
their interpretation of what thinking green
means. With just an 8 V2 x 11 in, sheet of
paper and their imaginative minds at work,
more than 150 students generated pieces to
submit into the contest to be reviewed by a
community selection committee.
The committee, comprised of Greg Ken-
nedy, Florida Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and local artist Kathy Scott,
judged the entries on creativity, neatness,
skill level and adherence to the rules. Os-
ceola Middle School eighth-grader, Mary
Ngo's piece was chosen as the winner. Her
award-winning entry best interpreted the
Think Green motto and will be displayed
throughout Okeechobee as -..
an enlarged replica of her
art makes its way around la
town on the side of a Waste ..IL~~L
Management truck. a waste we c
In addition to the truck lexps power
art, Mary has also won he million hl
$300 for her school, a tote C.w. eom soo.
bag made from recycled
material, a check for $25
and an ice-cream party for
her entire class complete
with all the toppings-all
courtesy of Waste Manage-
ment. "Waste Management
strives to be a community
partner by interacting with
schools and providing out-
reach and education about
solid waste, recycling, and
sustainability, all subjects
which are very important
to our company," said
Jenny Pung, CommunitySp
Outreach Representative Jenny Pung
for Waste Management in Barrett, winr
Okeechobee County. "Our School princ
Think Green Art Contest Waste Mana!
is a way to honor and en- Ngo's winning
courage the schools, their collection tru
principals, teachers and plus entries.


students for their efforts in recycling and to
create awareness regarding environmental
responsibility."
Second and third place winners of the
contest were Yearling Middle School seventh
graders Hugo Torres and Courtney Kesner,
respectively. Both of their classes also en-
joyed an ice cream party to celebrate the
winning artists as well as donations for their
school totaling $300. All three winners also
received a custom T-shirt displaying their
own winning artwork.
Okeechobee County schools strive to
educate and promote recycling on campus
and Waste Management's Think Green art
contest is just another avenue to do so. "We
look forward to sponsoring the contest next
year," added Pung. "And keep your eyes out
for Mary Ngo's winning art on the truck as it
maneuvers along its routes around town."
Entries are on display at the Okeechobee
County Public Library.


of Waste Management, WM driver Scott
ning artist Mary Ngo, Osceola Middle
:ipal Theda Bass and Chris Hickman of
cement are among the first to see Mary
Ig art enlarged and mounted on a WM
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Students of the Week
South Elementary students of the week for the week of May 28, include:
Ashley Phares, Jayden Mills, Jessi Rex, Piper Hans, Itzel Lombera, Eliz-
abeth Lopez, Alyssa VaVra, Case Durrance, Jennifer Martinez, Viana Ca-
masura, Kalyn Hickman, Cody Patterson, Angel Medrano, Kyle Palmisano,
Shelby Kirton, Savannah Longberry, George Marshall, Naimah Campbell,
Devon Johnson, Cody Wheatiey, and Arnoldo Martinez. Congratulations!
Go Eagles!


Special to the Okeechobee News/NES

Learning about Florida
North Elementary fourth grade students have enjoyed creating Florida note-
books this past nine weeks. Students learned about Florida's geography,
history, tourism, agriculture, and the arts. This project was funded with a
grant from The Okeechobee Battlefield Friends. Mrs. Cobb's, Mrs. More-
no's, Mrs. Phillips', and Mrs. Wilcox's classes would also like to thank Riv-
erside Bank for providing binders.


GRADUATION
KYLE AARON MCGEE

Kyle Aaron McGee of Okeechobee
High School on Thursday, June
10, 2010. He is the son of Scarlett K.
Ward of Okeechobee and Irvin (Bud)
Walters of Port St. Lucie. Also, he is the
grandson of Tommy and Kathy McGee
of Okeechobee. After graduation,
Kyle plans to attend Baptist College
of Florida in Graceville, to pursue a
career in Youth Ministry/Counseling.


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Harvey and Eloise Martin will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary
Harvey owned Palm Beach Appliance Service while teaching Air
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as a Seamstress, Teacher and Real Estate Agent up until she retired. Both
Harvey and Eloise retired to DeLand, Florida to relax and play golf. They just
recently moved to Okeechobee, Florida to be closer to family. Their family
consists of three sons, one daughter, many grandchildren and a whole lot of
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Okeechobee News


June 9, 2010


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee's American League All Stars
won the District 8 Dixie Youth T-ball tourna-
Inent Sunday as they swept three garnes and
won every game by at least 10 runs. .
The tearn advances to the Florida Dixie
Youth T-ball South Regional tournament to
be played in Bushnell. The tourney begins
on June 19.
Members of the tearn include Javaris
Johnson Junior, Callie Rucks, Madison Lil-
ley, Braison Crews, Landon Craig, Jacob
Hardy, Jordan Bobrowski, Logan Rhoden,
Wyatt Friend, Joy Whipple, Dalcoya Nunez,
Rarnone Baker and Ernery Coleman,
Okeechobee defeated DeSoto 34-5 and
Sebring 31-10 on Saturday. They won the
championship game on Sunday, 22-12 over
Sebring.
Okeechobee scored nine runs in the first
inning against DeSoto and never looked
back. Jacob Hardy opened the garne with a
hornerun, Johnson added a two run single,


Joy Whipple added an RBI double and Lo-
gan Rhoden hit a three run hornerun.
Garrett Leath answered with a two run
double for DeSoto who got as close as 9-3
after one inning, but got no closer.
Braison Crews had a two run triple Dal-
coya Nunez added an RBI double in a six
run second inning.


Hardy and Crews hit horneruns in a
nine run third to put the garne out of reach.
Landon Craig hit two horneruns and drove
in six runs in the fourth inning for Okeecho-
bee American.
Coach Donnie Colernan said he was very
proud of the kids
"We hit the ball really well. The defense
was great. We made all of the routine plays
and a couple of difficult plays too," he said.
Colernan said a key part was keeping the
kids focused and refreshed. Temperatures
were close to 100 degrees during both days
of the tournament.
He said the T-ball tournament was a good
thing for Okeechobee.
"It has been a long time corning. Hope-
fully, it will turn out well. Sebring always
brings a tough tearn," he added.
Colernan said he is excited about the re-
gional tournament and feels his tearn can
compete with a lot of tearns in the state. He
noted with two weeks to prepare he is very
confident of a strong showing in Bushnell.
Assistant Coach Dale Hardy said every-
one on the tearn did very well. He stated the
defense was the key as they turned a couple
of double plays in the semifinal and final
garnes. Rarnone Baker hit a horne run dur-
ing the championship game.
"We didn't hit as well on Sunday but the
defense played well. Our infield played well
and made all the routine plays. That was big
for us," he added.


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Joy Whipple gets ready to swing the
bat during Saturday's T-ball tourna-
ment. She had two singles and a dou-
ble in the game.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Emery Coleman races to third base
during the AL team's big win over DeS-
oto Saturday.





Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
(Left to right) Dee Refoure, her son T.J. Allen, and stepfather Myron Refoure
were all smiles at Friday's signing.


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nA er Sebring went ahead 17-7 in the sec-
ond inning thanks to a homerun by Zach
Doorlag, Okeechobee responded with an
e~i ht runb rally .iBaker hi ehoe un an
Caleb Kennelly had an RBI single during the
rally.
Sebring scored seven times in the third
asaLoganriMclcam htitaatth erun d ubl and
Sebring led 24-15.
Okeechobee wouldn't give up as they re-
sponded with four runs in the bottom of the
third. Charlie Van Eman hit a two run double
and Dalton Underhill added and RBI double
during the rally.
Sebring wrapped up the game with a nine


The Okeechobee National T-ball All Stars
lost both of their games at the District 8 tour-
nament held last Saturday and Sunday at the
Okeeochobec So ts Compklex.sadhews
still thrilled to see her team improve and per-
form as well as they did against some tough
competition. .
inlar lonl tea Natoal L~e ue Alll Sbtars
McPeak, Joshua Jenkins Jr., Cameron Avant,
Tanner Hansen, Blake Joyner, lan Hernan-
dez, Caleb Kennelly, Matthew Saberniak,
Dalton Underhill Xavier Hernandez, Andres
Gomez and Andryauna Baker.
"I felt the kids did pretty well in their first
year of all stars. This was their first all star
tournament," Jenkins said.
teTh team ran tup against t ugh Sbrin
played well in a 31-19 defeat. The game was
neck and neck for the first three innings.
Jackson Davis hit a two run triple and
Ashton Griffin hit a solo homerun to give
Sebring an early eight run advantage.
Okeechobee responded as Ellerbee-Mc-


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First place J. Masters
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attended Indian River State College and later
Albany State University in Georgia for volley-
ball.
Former OHS grid coach Chris Branham
urged Allen to be a good ambassador for
Okeechobee. He said Division III ball in that
part of the country has some big time com-
petition like Mount Union University, a pe-
rennial national championship contender.
"We are always very proud of kids who
earn scholarships. I've watched him grow
up and coached him. I'm very happy to
see him follow through and he'll go off and
make us proud. I hope he has a great college
career," he said.
Athletic director Gena Davis said she is
always proud of OHS athletes who hang in
there and accomplish their goals. She said a
scholarship says something about the entire
school.
"A lot of responsibility comes with this
scholarship. The younger kids will look up
to you," she added.
His mother Dee Refoure said she was
thrilled to have another child earn a schol-
arship. She said this makes it a lot more af-
fordable for her family. She also urged him
to stay focused.
"Your name is everything. It means a lot.
God has a plan for you. Grades are important
if you want to stay on the field," she said


Refoure said T.J. had a lot of people to
thank including his high school coaches, his
youth football coaches and school officials
His stepfather Myron Refoure has coached
T.J. since he was 7 years old. He said all the
hard work has started to pay off.
"He has the night attitude and I think he'll
do well in college. I have tried to give the kids
the chance that I had to play college ball.


Refoure played college hoops at Central
Florida Community College.
Youth coach Marvin Roberts said he al-
ways saw talent in Allen and was proud to
play a role in his growth and development.
"It was real nice watching him grow up. It
feels good to see kids you coach succeed,"
he said.


mentrout. Xavier Hernandez hit a lead off
triple for Okeechobee but was doubled off
on a nice double play turned by Sebring.
Okeechobee lost to Desoto in the second
round game on Saturday and was eliminat-
ed.
Jenkins said she was impressed with the
size of the crowds and the amount of sup-
port the fans showed for their teams. "This
was my first year as a coach. I saw a 200 per-
cent improvement in my players. I'm very
proud of them. I feel 19 runs in a game is a
pretty good score for a team of five and six
year old kids."


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T.J. Allen2 s

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School senior T.J. Al-
len has signed a national letter of intent to
play college football at Northern Ohio Uni-
versity, a Division III school.
Allen played quarterback and safety dur-
ing his high school career. He said he ex-
pects to have an opportunity to play wide
receiver in college.
"I'm real excited. I'm proud that I have
people who are behind me. I can't wait to
show Ohio what I have," said Allen.
Allen said his biggest challenge will be
the weather and getting used to such a large
campus. He said he will bring with him fond
memories of his high school career.
"I won't ever forget my high school ca-
reer," he said. "I accomplished everything
I wanted to accomplish. I could have done
some things better. Now I'm headed down
the right path."
Allen is the fourth member of his house-
hold to attend college on an athletic scholar-
ship.
His sister Tierra Allen earned scholar-
ships to play basketball at Broward Commu-
nity College and volleyball at Albany State
University. His brother Leshawn Henderson
was offered a scholarship to play football at
Marshall University. His sister Davisha Moore


ll1 scholarship to Ohio


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Okeechobee National T-ball All Stars compete in tournament
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Governor Charlie Crist has put his stamp
of approval on a pair of bills airned at the
illegal drug trade in Florida.
On June 3 the governor approved Sen-
ate Bill 1050 which blocks excessive sales
of precursors that are used to make rneth-
arnphetarnines. Then, on June 4, Gov. Crist
approved Senate Bill 2272 which is airned at
eliminating illegal pill mills.
SB 1050 goes into effect July 1, while SB
2272ngoes itolef~f tt ectelh cok neh

Telwwill n liitr the amount go fro ehredrin
pseudoephedrine (PSE) and other precur-
sors that can be purchased.
Also, these precursors will now have to
be kept under the counter and retailers will
haett IlogT iomnati1 electronic format, which allows for 'real
time' tracking of sales
The electronic systern will be paid for by
the Consumer Health Products Association,
which is a consortium of manufacturers of
pseudoephedrine and ephedrine. There will
be no cost to the state or to Florida retailers.
By enacting SB 2272 the state is crack-
ing down on illegal pill mills that cause six
deaths a day in the state of Florida. The bill
increases the Department of Health's (DOH)
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the registration of pain clinics unless they are
owned and operated by doctors or licensed
non-physicians as a health care clinic.
The bill also: strengthens the existing Pre-
scription Drug Monitoring Program; allows
DOH to give information to law enforcement
regarding doctor shoppers; and, will limit the
dispensing physician to a 72-hour amount of
prescription drugs at one time when the pa-
tient is paying cash and is getting treatment
from a physician in a pain clinic.
Despite this new law a local detective,
wh hb n Forc ard deals wth pill drills, s guardedly
"The bill is a step. They are recognizing
the problem," he said. "I really hope it does
what it says it's going to do, but I'rn not con-
vinced bad people really care what bills the
Senate passes. It's going to be up to people
lien toe hear f t d tective's reserva-
tions about the new law are the penalties-
or lack thereof--handed out to those who
abuse prescription pills or make their living
by selling then on the street for an enor-
mous profit.
"I don't think it will be strong enough
until we get tougher penalties," said the de-
tective of SB 2272. We've got to set an ex-
ample with sorne of these people. Until they
tighten up the penalties, it's all a big garne."
What the new law may accomplish, add-
ed the investigator, is stopping those who


are skirting on the edge of breaking the law
and those who are violating the law by ac-
cident.
The new law may also help control the
ownership of pain clinics by keeping con-
victed felons and those with no connection
to the medical field out of the business.
"That is a true problem and one that we
don't have here," the detective said. "Over
on the coast they have people who aren't
licensed physicians running pain clinics,
but we don't have that concern here at this
poien asked how the flow of prescription
pain tilr do fairly simple: station Florida Highway Patrol
troopers at the state line and watch for prob-
able cause to stop vehicles.
"If you're from out of state corning in,
I want to know why. If you're going out
you're going to explain to me why you're
leaving and what you're carrying," said the
task force nernber. "I'rn getting in that ve-
hicle end of story."
The investigator realizes this type of en-
forcernent action would have motorists
complaining about their civil rights being
violated. But, the detective has an answer
to that complaint: "While you're screaming
about your civil rights being violated, your
child is dying of a pill overdose."
And to quote the detective a second
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man
has been arrested and ac-
cused of entering a wom-
an's bedroom and taking & ,
her prescription pills from ..-.
her pocket as she slept -
Michael Wade Platt / ,
34, N.W Sixth St., was ar'
rested Sunday, June 6, on
a felony charge of posses- Michael

tion. He was also charged
with the misdemeanors of battery, criminal
mischief and petit theft.
Platt was booked into the Okeechobee

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County Jail under a bond of $17,500.
An arrest report by Officer Russell Cale
of the Okeechobee City Police Department
(OCPD) stated that Platt entered the victim's
bedroom and cut through the woman's
gown, sleeping pants and denim shorts to
get to her prescription of dilaudid (hydro-
morphone) .
The victim reportedly told Officer Cale
that Platt had stolen her prescription before
and that's why she now sleeps with so many



Report: Wom;
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman was charged
with driving under the influence after a urine
test allegedly revealed the presence of a
number of pes rition pills inhers stem

Okeechobee, was arrested Saturday, Jun
5, on felony charges of possession of a con-
trolled substance and child neglect. She was
also charged with the misdemeanor of driv-
i uder the ifluec (DUI).
ing un erian encers .f t Oec
beeeCpou ty aheiff' fc thOeC ,ec ahs
arrested her on an Okeechobee County war-
rant that charged her with the misdemeanor
of domestic battery.
Trevino was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a total bond of $7,500.
Jail records indicate that Trevino was
arrested May 18 on a felony charge of pos-
session of a controlled substance without a
valid prescription-alprazolam. Following
her arrest Saturday, the $2,500 bond she had
posted through a bondsman was revoked
and she is now being held without bond on
the May 18 charge.
An arrest report by Deputy Rogers stated
that he stopped Trevino on S.R. 70 W. around
7:28 a.m. Saturday after she had crossed the
center line and nearly caused a head-on
collision with OCSO Deputy Sergeant Brian
Hagan. Sgt. Hagan, continued the report,
had to pull off the roadway to avoid a crash.
Deputy Rogers went on to state that after
stopping the black Ford Mustang driven by


clothes on and why she puts the pills in the
pocket of her clothes.
Officer Cale went on to state that the vic-
tim's clothes had blood on the areas that
were cut and when he arrested Platt he
found a fresh cut on Platt's right index finger.
The officer went on to say he also recovered
a pair of scissors in the laundry room of the
victim's home and that there appeared to be
blood on the handle.
According to the officer, he saw Platt in


the area of the residence and when Platt saw
Officer Cale he ran into some nearby woods.
Later, after he had arrested Platt, Officer Cale
went into the woods and found the victim's
pill bottle.
The label on the pill bottle indicated that
it contained 180 pills and that the pills were
issued to the victim on May 28. The victim
said there should have been about 100 pills
left. However, Officer Cale's report stated
that there were only 54 pills left in the bottle
when it was recovered.


an's DUI charge due to pills
Trevino he saw a small child in a car seat amines, benzadiazipine, opiates, oxycodone
located in the back seat behind the driver. and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The wom-
The report indicates that the deputy had an's urine will be turned over to the Florida
Trevino perform several roadside sobriety
~ tets bt se ha trobleDepartment of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for
tp rorbrung chadrobl further testing, the report stated.
The report states that Deputy Rogers added that a detention
I 8~I b~ Ishe ~had trouble keeping deputy found a pill crusher in Trevino's


her balance and that her
.eyes appeared glassy and
.I her s eech was slightly
s urred However, ".. she
Re had no strong odor of an al-
Trevn coholi beverage ..ad on her
Trevino reportedly consented to a urine
test at the county jail. That test, stated Depu-
ty Rogers, indicated the presence of amphet-


purse that also contained five generic oxy-
codone pills.
The deputy indicated in his report that
he also contacted the Department of Chil-
dren and Families about the child found in

Trevino was also issued a traffic citation
charging her with failure to drive within a
single lane.


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June 9, 2010


for Curry Island
thing that is satis- of County Road 721 or Loop Road through
at one would con- Lakeport. Another plan would resurface 2.1
else wouldn't. We miles of County Route 74 from State Road 78
north. Another project would resurface 1.4
ing be allowed on miles at the Harney Pond Recreation Area.
t Curry Island. He Superintendent of the Road Department
uses would serve Avant Brown said this was just a proposed
certain rules and list of projects. He said the state has institut-
patible. ed new grant opportunities for small coun-
if Plantation said ties. The Commission endorsed the list of
d for many years. projects and sent it on to Tallahassee.
concept of Glades County Manager Wendell Taylor urged
operty. He said the commissioners to set new tipping fees at the
wouldbe a eathlandfill by the end of July. A study on tipping
les. fees was presented to the board in April. The
laven objected tocon Itan pr posed a ef $77 per ton20T0-
u7ser and has used Waste Management will begin hauling trash
h7v tle eohparort at $40 per ton to Okeechobee's landfill. Tay-
lor said the county must be prepared to bal-
t said he is strong- ance this budget.
hices t CrryIs- The commission deadlocked on a selec-
is extensively used tion of an auditor. At issue was a proposal
lers. from Mc~ladrey and Pullen, LLP. The pro-
said the land is posal from the firm did not reach the County
d he supports the offices until 45 minutes after the deadline.
ny sergrops. Commissioners Butch Jones and Donna
WMD said nego- Storter Long said they felt the proposal
before the lease is should be considered. Chairman Echols and
directed staff to Commissioner Beck said the deadline was
his lease. 3 p.m. and the commission should enforce
me road improve- their policies. After a brief discussion, the
s.TheDepartment matter was tabled until their meeting on
surface 2.3 miles June 28.


proposed
"Why don't we do some
factory to our county? Wh;
and near sider passive, some one c
pnfesneed the hunters.
d various He suggested that hunt
e Florida certain days of the year at
hlhtdnoted the combination of
nty Board more people, and with
lesday in regulations, could be com
Charles Moorehead o
dered a he has visited Curry Islan
land. The He said he supports the (
ate plans County taking over this pre
o months proposed lease language
unty. The sentence for off road vehic
eo.T ey thelmanSo ofro d veic
p pay for he is a hunter and air boat
ll Echols fuur ee ge aion I tte i
r passive nities that Ihad.
problem. Cannon Ely of Lakepor
he use of ly in support of off road ve
~rty. land. He said the property I
stomarily by air boaters and 4-whee
:an't sup- Commissioner Echols
on these owned by 16 counties an
use of the property by maI
,ns in the Missy Barletto of SF~
uld be al- tiations could continue b
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ATV ban

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A lease agreement for Curry Isl
Lakeport, a new schedule of tipl
for the Glades County landfill ane
highway projects proposed to th
Department of Transportation hi
the agenda when the Glades Cour
of County Commissioners met Tu
Moore Haven.
Glades Commissioners consi
land lease for 352 acres at Curry Isl
lease would last until 2060. The st
to build bike paths in the next twe
on property now leased by the col
nc tablplsanapm ite an aez
have also applied for grants to hel
th o e esint chairman Russel
said the public wilderness park fo
recreational purposes could be a
He said he supported hunting and t
off road type vehicles on this prope
"They have normally and cu
done this in the past," he said. "I c
port and will not support (a ban
vehicles)."
Mr. Echols said there are location
park where motorized vehicles sho
lowed.
Commissioner Paul Beck said ce
torized vehicles should be allowed
and swamp buggies. "From time
this could be renegotiated," he com


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1- INVITATION TO BID

CENTRAL COUNT DWA2E01 CNTROL DISTRICT
EQUIPMENT SHED
11 Pubhc Nlooce shnetreby g ven t at se ld bdnstf te above ref enced
Shall will be received by the Board of Supervisors for the Central County
Water Control District (herelnafter referred to as "CCWCD", "OWNER," or
"DISTRICT"), at the DISTRICT's office at the following address:
Central County Water Control Distrct
475 S. Cabbage Palm Street
Clewiston, Florida 33440
untl 2:00 p.m. local time on June 22, 2010, for furnishing labor and
materials anpd performing all work set forth In the Invitation to Bld, Instruc-
bone mBi dts, hBd Fom rCson rue nD Coorc~tm, Detaile dSeklfalon a d
construction of an equipment shed at the DISTRICT office sit. Immediately
following the scheduled closing ime for the reception of bids, all bid propo-
sals which have been submitted In accordance with the conditions of the In-
vitation to Bld, Instructions to Bldders and any Addenda Issued In relation to
this Project will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bldders may attend the


1.2A pre-bid meetin shall be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday June 14, 2010,
at the DISTRICT ofice located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
Florida.
1.3 The work made the subject hereof Is described In the bid documents tl-
tied RTD # 7010-07 CENTRAL COUNTY WATFR CONTROL DISTRICT
FOUTPMFNT SHFD. copies of which may be obtained from Rock Enterpris-
es, Inc., 154 N. Bridge Street, LaBelle, Florida, 33935, or from Central
County Water Control Distrct, 475 South Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston,
Florlda 33440, for the non-refundable sum of $25.00. For additional Infor-
mation you may contact Carolyn Hesaer, District Manager, at 863-983-5797,
or Rock Abou]aoude, RE., District Engineer, at 863-612-0011.
1.4 Each bid must be submitted In duplicate on the prescribed bid form and
accompanied by bid security on the prescribed form, payable to the Central
County Water Control District, In an amount not less than ive percent (5%)
of the bid amount. All Subcontractors shall be declared on a separate form.
1.5 The Bld may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening.
Blds shall remain open and subject to acceptance for a period of forty-hve
a ~c senar (byas efterdthe dat efbld opeing abru no bi rer mada wt
bid opening wthout written consent of the DISTRICT
1.6In order to perform public work, the successful Bldder shall have all II-
censes and permits required by Federal, State, and local statutes, regula-
tions and ordinances.
1.7 Before a Contract will be awarded for the work contemplated herein,
the DISTRICT will conduct such investigations as are necessary to deter-
mine the performance record and ability of the parent low bidder to per-
rqerm te IzBddder sheall su i tspuc infour~mdaon as de dn c sdsar Up
the DISTRICT to evaluate the bidder's quallications. The DISTRICT re-
serves the right to award the bid to the lowest responsible and quallied
bidder based on available funding.
1.8 The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids with or with-
out cause, and/or aept: bids that In it's judgment will be In the best Inter-
est of the DSRCand the DISTRICT s~pelically reserves the
rlaht to relect all bids and proceed to accomplish Its oblectives
without awarding any contract pursuant to this Invitaton. The DIS-
TRICT also reserves the right to postpone the award of the Contract for a
period of time, which postponement, however, shall not extend beyond
ninety (90) calendar days from the bid ope 13gdate during which time the
DIAST Tis at7 Ioleodlsucretln may release Ihbd security.

CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2010-CA-210
PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff,
IHN W. ABNEY, SR A/K/A JOHN W. ABNEY, et.al., Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: JOHN W. ABNEY, SR A/K/A I0HN W. ABNEY
Whose residence Is: 805 SW 15TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34974 &
653 TURKEY CRK, ALAICHULA, FL, 32615
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W. ABNEY, SR A/K/A JOHN W. ABNEY
Whose residence Is: 805 SW 15M1 ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34974 &
TO: 360N NT AE SR A K/HAU LH W.B Y AS TRUSTEE
OF THE JOHN W. ABNEY, SR REVOCABLE TRUST DATED
WhCs rsidncle Is 805 SW 15TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL, 34974
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JOHN W. ABNEY, SR
REVOCABLE TRUST DATED DECEMBER 14, 1993
Whose residence Is: UNKNOWN
If alive, and If dead, all parties claiming interest by, through, under or
aaNJt INA E.ABNEYS A/A I HNBN Y.A NYN NWN SPOUS
JOHN W.ABNEY AS TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN W. ABNEY, SR REVOCABLE
GRRS DAED SDGEEMSLE R C4 99;TE O ,KNW U EIS DDEL SOE
ER PARTIES CLAIIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
JOHN W. ABNEY, SR REVOCABLE TRUST DATED DECEMBER 14, 1993 and
all parties having or claiming to have any right, ttle or interest In the prop-
eity described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
Descripeton of Real Property Situated In Okeechobee County, Florida.
mnle nce at the Northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of Section
28, Township 37 South, Range 35 East and run West on the North boun-
dary of said Secton 28 for a distance of 721.5 feet to the Point of Begin-
nin;b4 thence ru South 525 feet thence run East 258.7 feet; thence run
Nth525 feet; thence run West on the North boundary of said Secton 28
for a distance of 258.7 feet to the Point of Beginning.
LESS AND EXCEPT the right of way of SW 15th Street.
Parcel 2:
A parcel of land lying In the Northeast Quarter of te Northwest Quarter
of secton 28, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. Commence at a railroad
spike In the center of asphalt marking the Northeast corner of the North-
west Quarter of Section 28; thence run 500044` 09"W for a distance of 35
feet; thence run N89028'16"W for a distance of 450.27 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence continue N89028'16"W for a distance of 12.4 feet thence
run SO0032'16"W a distance of 489.34 feet thence run S89015'47"E a dis-
tance of 131.32 feet; thence run N00032'14"E a distance of 303.61 feet;
thence run N89015'51"W a distance of 118.91 feet. thence run N00032'14"E
a distance of 185.78 feet to the Point of Beginning.
a/k/a 805 SW 15TH ST, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974

h bde Iseeds~ aaist yut and yuswre re uired to serve Iantop h se yu
address Is 2901Sbrling Road, Sulte 300, Fort Lauderda e, Florida 33312
within 30 days after the inst publication of this notice and ile the original
with the Clerk of this Court elter before service of Plainbff's attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demandedInthe complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 12th day of May, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
A cop of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lls Penden~sswr s nt t h
defe ants and addressnmeabv.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
reasonable accommodation to participate In this proceeding should, no later
than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of te Court's disabllty coordl-
nator at 7728074370, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986.
If hearing Impaired, contact (TDD) 8009558771 via Florida Relaai Sstem.
Ths i n atntept t~op clect a debt. Any infonnation obt ind will
3562810N 6/2,9/10


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORT
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board as the Local Planning Agency on Thursday, June 17 2010 at 6:00
p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at Cit Hall1, 55 SE jrd Ave, Council|
tham ben temw (0 ok echobeebeFlorids. The agenda I vIaleS Ith~
Department, bclement~~cityofokeehobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218.
Under consideraton Is the Evaluation and Appraisal Re ort (EAR) of the
City's Comprehensive Plan to make a recommendation to the City Council.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said
Hearing. The entire petiton may be inspected during regular business
hours, Mon-Frl, Sam-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter
considered at ths meeting, or hearing wil need to ensure a verbatim record
of the proceedings i made, which record Includes the testmony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal Is to be based. General Services media are
used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department. In accordance
with the Americans with Disablities Act (DA) of 1990 persons needing spe-
near ac mdea onc at p 3bcl7e3 72 fbis psrs edn should contact th

BY Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
356950 ON 6/9/10

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF A PROPOSED
SPECIAL EXCEFFION

AA PtUmBLIC HdEARIN wIlb uh I be eretehe Cty2 ofeech be Bar o
soon2000aakfte hasb ,ss l,d at C ai d5a5 SEajrd a e,oCuhnci ~hanben
Pm~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~ 20 kehbe lna h gn I vial t Ct ese
www.cityofokeechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department,
bclementQcityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218.
Under consideration Is Special Exception Pettlon No. 10-003-SE, submitted
by eri Mc nley fr a ba teart C tholicaChureh onutehalfbof pr cas?
of30 )e Pnheigetih i oaatRS -1 nnS@ tlnc eeRe eCoe nok Se~c oa
teeSo hes crner atBltoeke 200 nF Ad tlon tot th le k of Cirecup
Court of Oke chobee County, Florida, for a point of beginning, thence run
North along the West boundary of said Block 250 as extended a distance oi
1039.5 feet to the South right-of-way boundary of Third Street, extended,
thenc 6 dealonhethe Soouudiboundad eofafhld Stret ext ended, a disatancol
Sai thct distac cof 8096 e thnc Est 10o Nrth boundary of
All members of te public are encouraged to attend and participate In said
ai~ e Fenrle8 4ptte ema boen ted during regu r business
(q el Iredao Adjusbtrent and AppCal servs ap the deasion m lngx bdy

tLoEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to
appealtoana decisoen moadsedby e B ard ofe jdustmentaand p eal dwitth r -
sure a verabatm record of the proceeding ses made, which record Includes
ehey ~e dianandreevidencerup woc fh puropeal st ubpe bsed. Geea
meet nIn ac ordance wih te Arenecaanos with D lsales Act (ADA of e1d
should contact the General Services Ofice at 86-6-3372 for assistance.
by: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
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principles of The First Bank and Trust of Indi-
antown."
HCBF has applied with the Office of Thrift
Supervision for a holding company charter and
for the conversion of the Bank. The transaction
as proposed is subject to regulator approval.


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Linda Post, the Chairman, and Richard
Meyer, the President of the First Bank and Trust
Company of Indiantown announce a definitive
agreement 10 COmbine the Bank with HCBF
Holding Company, Inc.
The First Bank and Trust of Indiantown has
been a community bank headquartered in In-
diantown Florida and celebrates 50 years of
SefVICe 10 the Martin County and Okeechobee
COunty markets.
HCBF is a newly formed company led by
COmmunity bankers familiar with the Martin
County and Okeechobee Markets with plans
for further expansion along the Central East
COaSt Of FlOrida. HCBF's management team
is led by Michael Brown Sr. as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, and J. Hal Roberts
JY. aS President and Chief Operating Officer.
Messrs Brown and Roberts have worked to-
gether as executive managers of Florida com-
munity banks for more than 25 years, until the
Sale Of Harbor Florida Bancshares, Inc. Both
Mr. Brown and Mr. Roberts served as CEO of
Florida community banks, including Harbor
(Mr. Brown, from 1976 to 2006) and Port St.
Lucie National Bank (Mr. Roberts, from 1988 to
1997). The proposed Executive Vice President
and Chief Lending Officer, Michael J. Brown
Jr., has significant experience in lending and


credit administration. He is a seasoned banker
and has been in charge of branch operations
and sales at Harbor. The Management team
also includes Randall Ezell, who will serve as
the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ezell formerly
served as CFO of Port St. Lucie National Bank
and CEO of Enterprise Bank of Palm Beach; he
has most recently served as a consultant pro-
viding management assistance to community
banks in Florida. Together, the management
team has more than 100 years of community
banking experience in the state of Florida.
President Roberts stated, "The history of
community service by the First Bank of Indi-
antown, as well as their solid financial perfor-
mance over the past years, matches perfectly
with our own philosophy of managing a com-
munity bank and were strong factors in our
decision to merge our organizations."
Management's long-term goal is to work
with the existing First Bank of Indiantown staff
to expand and establish the Bank as a premier
community bank serving local residents, small
and medium-sized businesses and retail clients
along the East Coast of Florida.
Mrs. Post says, "We are very pleased to an-
nounce combining with HCBF and especially
with a group who have a reputation in com-
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01 E HOB COUNTY, FOMRDA
CIVIL DIVISION
472008CCA0E0 51Xm

HSCBANNK SSLNTOALR A
2007-1
Plaintiff
vs.
JULIO C. LANDIN-PINO; et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAFFER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
eoa Order or rumcmoasrFinal ld -
5/28/2010, and entered In Case No.
472008CA000531XXXXXX of the Cir-
cult Court In and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein HSBC BANK
USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON
TRUST SERIES 2007-1 Is Plaintiff and
TNAN NbAN IN-NUNKONTNOA N
NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
C RUG, UNDENRTERE AAINST A
NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS AC-
TION, OR HAVING OR CLAMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DE-
SCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at lury Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial
chbe,3F nd~a 39 2, rt ,000kee-
on the 30th day of June, 2010, the
following descrl ed property as set
forth In said Order or Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 8, LAIZY SEVEN RANCH ACRES,
CF RC EDEIN P0 TBOO 5
PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FELRE E CW WITHIN 60 DAYS AF-
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
pedn spat ia taaccommodabhou t
contact the Court Administration no
later than seven business da s prior
to the proceeding at Telephone
772-807-4370 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service
DATED at Okeechobee, Florida, on
6/2/2010.

AsCer, BiruiT Co
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
SMITH, HIATT & DIAZ, RA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
PO Box 11438
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438
Telephone (95)69 0071


01 ECHO ECOUONC 07OIRDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-CP-059
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JENNIE T.ALDERMAN

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby noticed that an Or-
be eof SmmarythAdrmistra onenhas
I Alderman, deceased, File Number
2 10- Pb0e5e9C ty h rcul Cour~ fo
Division, the address of which Is 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972; that the decedent's date of
death was March 17, 2010; that the
total value of the estate Is $5,000.00
and that the names and addresses of
those to whom It has been assigned
byNumhe order are: Address

menl Addra ,Rev cleoTruhs~
dated May 20, 1993
13510 NE 224th Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having claims
orcdeeadm ddaeral tt oestae ofhthe
provision for full payment was made
In the Order of Summary Administra-
bon must ile their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
SALL CMSWANLD DEEMAND SNO
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of irst publication of this
Notice Is June 2, 2010.

Btto ney forh Pron Giving Notice:
Florida Bar No. 0502571
Michael D. Mlnton
A trdneys for Pe3o Glving Notice
Dean, Mead, Minton &Zwemer
1903 S. 25th Street, Sulte 200
Fort Pierce, Florida 34947
Telephone: (772) 464-7700
Fax: (772) 464-7877
Person Giving Notice:
James E. AldermanTrustee ofthe
Jennie I Alderman Revocable Trust
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TWenty yeafS' SerVICO
At the Tuesday, June 8 meeting
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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
LCK 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 judgment 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 luy Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on
6/16/2010, 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 tan ency; 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 cenltal 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-
puranances").
c. Tmurovements. All buildings, structures, beatrments and other Improvements of any nature now or hereaftr situakd In whole or In part upon the
Land or the Appurtenances, regardless 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 Inventoly, 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-
allca nedar Fnnchino All Mortgagor's righ, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described In this para rah 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 encum erd by this Mortgage
as security for the prformance of an obligation.
g. e~prgedr. Il tphoceeds of the conversion, voluntaqaor Involuntaq, 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
badecAppeurtenanceeu amoements,udTanggible Ptro~perty or the R ts osr aunicom lnabn Inchuidmg any anbd a de ssits, pre dbditems,hansdepaydmenabndduee npd
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, Inventol, 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 (voluntay or Involuntaq) 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]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-
puranances").
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 Inventolv, 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 Pro eity, 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 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.
p. eRacandr. Il proceeds of the conversion, voluntay or Involuntaq, or any of the property 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 such property, Including all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
pr id trac Rits ad Accounts. All of Mortgagor' nht, 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 rea~d 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, Inventoly, commissions, money, documents, Instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort claims,
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, leatr of credit rights, letters of credit and general Intangibles, as such terms from time to tme are de-
ined In the Florida Uniform Com'mercial Code, In any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntay or Involuntaq) 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, re Istratons, ranchises, cla ms under guarantles s~cuty Intrerets or other security held or grntbed to secure payment of contacts by account
debtors, al1 rights to Indemnlication and all other Intangible prpryof every kind and nature.
Any reference to the "Mortgage" shall mean that certain Commercial Mortgage and Security Agreement dated November 15, 2006 and Mortgage Modlication
and Extenslon Agreement dated December 19, 2008 made by the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee, and any reference to the "Mortgagor" shall mean Lock 7 Devel-
opment, LLC, a Florida limited labllty company, and any reference to the 'Mortgagee shall mean Seacoast National Bank.
A P RSONFCIC IMIN MANW INTR TDNYS THES R LUSS EOM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE US PEN-
Dated this 7th day of May, 2010.


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Local pet rescue needs help

The Humane Society Pet Rescue of
Okeechobee needs help to keep its shelter
a great place for adoptable pets to stay.
They are also in need of donations to help
with food, yet and other operating expens-
es. Consult the web site at www.animalres-
cueokeechobee.org for the wish list. If you
are interested in helping, contact Belinda at
the shelter at 863-357-1104


Fun shoot fundraiser planned
a 00keechobuee Christian Ancademy will hons
Club on Saturday, June 12. Registration be-
gins at 8 a.m., the course opens at 8:30 a.m.
The last shooter must take the course by 10
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. Don't miss this exclusive oppor-
tunity to shoot at Pine Creek Sporting Club
and show your support for Okeechobee
Christian Academy!

Arnold's holds blood drive
and open house
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
will hold an o en house and blood drive on
Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The blood mobile bus will be at Arnold's
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you donate a pint
dii b lond lou silr ivdeo fe admission!
cold drink for $10 adults and $5 for kids ages
6-12. Arnold's features unique wildlife such
as Florida panthers, lemurs, exotic birds, ca-
raCalS, bobcats and bengal kittens. Arnold's
is located at 14895 NW 30th Terrace. Go
north on Hwy. 441, left at Potter Rd. (at the
yellow blinking light) and left at 30th Ter-
race. For information, call 863-634-6804.

Healthy Start Coalition
meeting
The annual meeting for the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will be held at
the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on
Friday June 18, from 2-4 p.m. This meet-
ing is open to the public. The Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition is part of a statewide
network of coalitions responsible for plan-
ning and implementing services for preg-
nant women, infants, and children under
the age of 3. The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition is made up of citizens interested in
prOmoting healthy families and healthy birth
outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
mOre information, please contact Executive
Director, Kay Begin, at 863-462-5877.

Historic courthouse to reopen
Join the celebration! The Historic
Okeechobee County Court House is set to
re-open with a dedication ceremony on
Saturday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m. The
courthouse dedication will include the rib-
bon cutting and key to building presentation
on the South lawn of the Historic Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse and a dedication of
the William L. Hendry Courtroom at 10 a.m.
immediately following the Courthouse dedi-
cation in Courtroom A, Second floor of the
Courthouse. The dedication is sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Bar Association,
Main Street of Okeechobee, Inc. Okeecho-
bee County.


CRA nutritional analysis
class
Douglas Chiropractic and fitness center
will hold a CRA nutritional analysis class
on Monday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. The free
class is taught by Dr. Edward Douglas as a
community service. For more information,
call 863-763-4320.


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 information.
The bill must be from Florida Power and
Light and the senior citizen must be a resi-
dent of Okeechobee County to qualify for
this assistance.


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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 cold cuts to Hot dogs and Hamburgers for
breakfast item on it you can think of. only $7.99. For dinner, try our all you can
Everyone knows about our famous eat shrimp & fish for only $9.99, every
Touchdown Breakfast that is always avail- Friday and Saturday night. We also offer
able any time of the day: 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, our Prime Rib Dinner for only $9.99, any-
2 bacon strips, 2 sausage links for $4.89. day anytime!.
For lunch you can always try our Lunch You will find the coupon for this and
Buffet Monday through Friday from many other specials right here in the
11:30am-1:30pm for a variety of delicious Okeechobee News Dining Guide..


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