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Place of Publication: Okeechobee, Fla
Publication Date: June 23, 2010
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Kruppa said he advises moderation when
consuming any beverage containing alco-
hol. "Alcohol will intensify the effects of the
heat," he explained. "And it can cause them
to not notice or be mindful of the effects of
See HEAT Pagfe 12


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May is
pretty sure his nearly bare-bones 2010/11
budget is going to be cut even more, but
he doesn't want to do that without hearing
from the public.
For that reason, a town hall meeting deal-
ing with the spending plans for the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) and the
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Depart-
ment will be held today, June 23, at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98


N. The meeting will get under way at 7 p.m.
"There's a possibility that my budget is
going to be cut further than I've already cut
it. I think this will impede law enforcement
and I don't think this is what people want,"
said Sheriff May. "And I don't want to do
that (cut the budget) without the public's
input."
The sheriff 's proposed spending plan for
the upcoming fiscal year totals $17,059,651,
which is 1.88 percent less than last year's
budget.
See TOWN HALL Pagfe 16


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Summertime temperatures in the 90s
means Okeechobee County residents should
be drinking more water, according to Frank
Kruppa, Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment administrator. "The main thing to re-
member is to stay hydrated," he said.
Mr. Kruppa said he advises people to
drink water because there may be health
concerns with large consumption of other


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Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee wom-
an was ordered to spend
the next 20 months of her
life in prison, after she was
fon guilty of using stolen
Tasha Trinette Ramir-
ez, 28, N.W. Fifth St., was Tasha T.
20un gulydMonday Jaune Ramirez
and received a sentence of 20 months on
each case with the sentences to run concur-
rently. She was also ordered to pay $522.94
in restitution.


In the first case, Circuit Court Judge Rob-
ert Belanger found her guilty of grand theft,
uttering a forged instrument and criminal
use of personal identification information. In
the second case, Ramirez was found guilty
of forgery (two counts), uttering a forged
I srumnit (to counts), grand theft and
Charges of failure to appear were dis-
missed by Judge Belanger.
Ramirez will receive credit for the 101
days she has already spent in the Okeecho-
bee County Jail.
The forgery charges stemmed from an
Oct. 20, 2009, incident.


Detective John Zeigler of the Okeecho-
bee City Police Department (OCPD) arrest-
ed Ramirez on Oct. 21, 2009, after she had
stolen two checks from an acquaintance
and used them to buy clothing from a local
store
TI e detective said she entered the store
on Oct. 20, 2009 and purchased $177.09
worth of clothing. She then went back to the
same store later that day and bought cloth-
ing items totalling $459.89 with one of the
stolen checks.
Both checks were forged, indicated the
detective's report.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Kentucky man who came to Florida for
a brief vacation will get to spend the next 25
years here, courtesy of the State of Florida.
Michael E. Rainey, 43, Grimes Batterton
Road, Paris, Ky., was found guilty Monday,
June 21, of trafficking in oxycodone and was
given a minimum mandatory sentence of 25
years in prison. He will also have to pay a fine
of $100,000.
According to Assistant State Attorney Steph-
anie Tew, this was not Rainey's first conviction.
She said the roofer was convicted of traffick-
ing in PCP in LaGrange, Ky. in 1996 and served
three years in prison there.
Rainey was arrested in Florida on July 16,
2009, when detectives with the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force stopped him at Mile
Marker 184 on the Florida Turnpike because


his tag light wasn't working. Rainey told a task
force detective that he and his wife had been
on a three-day vacation in Hollywood, Fla.
Because the man seemed extremely ner-
vous, the detective became suspicious and
asked Rainey for permission to search him.
During that search the detective felt a "large
bulge" in the man's groin area. That bulge
turned out to be a condom filled with 732,
30mg oxycodone pills that weighed 87.7
grams, according to an arrest report.
The condom was fastened to the man's un-
derwear with a safety pin.
Rainey reportedly told the detective that he
would take a few of the pills for his personal
use then sell the rest of them on the street for
$25 each in his home state.
During Rainey's sentencing Monday, Ms.
Tew asked Circuit Court Judge Robert Belanger
that Rainey be sentenced to 30 years.
Although family members ask that Rainey


receive a milder sentence, Judge Belanger said
there was little he could do.
"I have no authority to do anything other
than impose the minimum mandatory. I don't
have the authority to change the law," said the
judge, prior to imposing sentence. "Twenty five
years seems to be an adequate punishment in
this case."
And even though family members said
Rainey had simply made a "mistake," the judge
didn't agree.
"Going out and committing a felony is not a
mistake," the judge said.
He also pointed out that Rainey "... has a
history of trafficking in drugs."
Besides the prison stint and fine, Rainey
was ordered to pay all court costs and fees and
to give a sample of his DNA.
Rainey will receive credit for the 340 days
he has spent in the Okeechobee County Jail.
Oxycodone is a schedule II narcotic.


charge of burglary of a structure and mis-
demeanor charges of eniminal mischief and
possession of drubopareadphernahia.Okeh-

bee County Jail then taken to the St. Lucie
Regional Juventle Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
According to an arrest report by Deputy
Joseph Gracie of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), Jimenez reportedly
took a hammer from a maintenance shed at
the complex, located at 640 N.W. 27th Lane
around 2:41 p.m. He then went to the rac-


quetball court where he broke a lock of the
door in order to gain entrance, continued

Athe t le deputy had placed the boy un-
der arrest, a glass pipe was allegedly found
inside the boy's shorts. A field test was con-
ducted on residue in the pipe and it report-
edly indicated a positive result for the pres-
ence of marijuana.
The hammer was found lying in the sand
by the Wooden Jungle where Jimenez had
thrown it, added Deputy Gracie's report.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for
allegedly stealing a hammer and then using
it to break a lock off the door to the racquet-
ball court at the Okeechobee County Sports
Complex.
Jose Marcos Jimenez, N.W Seventh St.,
was arrested Friday, June 18, on a felony

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4 Okeechobee News


Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Speak Out has moved online, where
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Alcohol sales to minors
*In the news are reports of store clerks
arrested for selling alcohol to minors. Seems
to me they could charge these people with
more than a misdemeanor. Endangerment
of a minor, contributing to the delinquency
of a minor are a couple just off the top of my
head. Also if they fined the establishments
they would be more diligent in policing the

),1-', jindias" the alrsdno ee eaw k th
town know which stores have clerks that do
not bother to check the ID.
*It's the same ole story folks. As soon
as some young person is able to buy beer
at ahcerta n store he Ih there tells toe rsl
beer to a minor ... but all ya get is a $100
fine. Not much of a deterrent. Go back to
the same stores a month from now and I bet
they could catch them again. Where there is
a will ... there is a way.

Red Fnidays
*Very soon, you will see a great many
people wearing Red every Friday. The rea-
son? Americans who support our troops
used to be called the 'silent majority.' We are
no longer silent, and are voicing our love for
God, country and home in record-breaking
numbers. We are not organized, boisterous
or over-bearing. We get no liberal media
coverage on TV to reflect our message or
our opinions. Many Americans, like you, me
and all our friends, simply want to recognize
that the vast majority of Americans supports
Our troops. Our idea of showing solidar-
ity and support for our troops with dignity
and respect starts this Friday and continues
each and every Friday until the troops all
come home, sending a deafening message
that every red-blooded American who sup-
ports our men and women afar will wear
something red. By word of mouth, press,
TV--let's make the United States, on every
Friday, a sea of red much like a homecoming
football game in the bleachers.


School is out--Now what?
School's out! Now what
That's a primary concern for so many
parents, gral parents g~ua lians lan Seven
rner fun, summer plans, vacations ... sugges-
lions
wittei tmb riwi lege and resp nsibilit ws ra
derful gifts, countless, undeserved blessings.
Thanks!rThe Summer Acti iy Gu de show

ous vacation bible schools, swimming activ-
ities, and family reunions. Remember to add
exercise: walk, run, jog, bicycle, eat healthy
snacks. Even First Lady and cool mom Mi-
chelle Obama endorses the get moving/get
out agenda.


School's out! O.K. Now What?
Look, visit the library. A library card is
one of the hottest summer tickets in town!
Reading books is priceless. What a blessing!
The word of God is really divine guidance,
Parents know the familiar scripture still ap-
plies today, Y Proverbs 22:6,
Also, another one of my cool favorites,
Colossians 3:20 "Children obey your parents
in all things for this is well-pleasing to The

LoFnally, please check-out the summer
flick "The Karate Kid," starring Jayden Smith,
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's talented, cool
son, and Jackie Chan. Parents: it is a real
neat summer treat.
School's out! Summer begins.
Brenda Scott, Poet, Playwright


Alligators are more active during this time
of year, and may be more likely to come into
contact with Florida's human population.
The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sona nFWCa)i offers the following safety tips
*If you encour ter an alligator over four
feet in length that poses a threat to humans
or property, call the FWC's Nuisance Alligator
Hotline, toll-free, at 866FWC-GATOR (392-
4286). The FWC will evaluate your complaint
and if warranted, send a contracted nuisance
alligator trapper to remove the animal.
*Be aware of the possible presence of
alligators when in or near fresh or brackish
water. Negative alligator encounters may oc-
cur when people do not pay close attention
to their surroundings when working or recre-
ating near water.
*Closely supervise children when they are
playing in or around water. Never allow small
children to play unsupervised near water.
*Do not swim outside of posted swim-
ming areas or in waters that might be inhab-
ited by large alligators.
.Alligators are most active between dusk
and dawn. Therefore, swim only during day
light hours.
*Do not allow pets to swim, exercise or
drink in or near waters that may contain alli-
gators or in designated swimming areas with
humans. Dogs are more susceptible to being
bitten than humans, because they resemble
the natural prey of alligators. The sound of
dogs barking and playing may draw an alliga-
tor to the area.


*Never feed or entice alligators -it is
dangerous and illegal. When fed, alligators
overcome their natural wariness and associ-
ate people with food.
*Inform others that feeding alligators is
illegal and creates problems for others who
want to use the water for recreation.
*Dispose of fish scraps in garbage cans at
boat ramps and fish camps -do not throw
them in the water. Although you are not in-
tentionally feeding alligators when you do
this, the end result can be the same.
*Observe and photograph alligators only
from a safe distance. Remember, they are an
important part of Florida's natural history as
well as an integral component of freshwater
ecosystems.
*Leave alligators alone. State law prohib-
its killing, harassing or possession of alliga-
tors except under permit.
Never remove an alligator from its natural
habitat or accept one as a pet. It is illegal and
dangerous to do so. Handling even small al-
liga an all aoirn btes ou, the best thing
you can do is to fight back, making as much
noise and commotion as possible. Hitting or
kicking the alligator, or poking it in its eyes
may cause it to release its grip. When alliga-
tors seize prey that they cannot easily over-
power, they will often let go and retreat.
*Seek immediate medical attention if bit-
ten by an alligator. Alligator bites often result
in serious infection.


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OPINION


Gator attacks
*A man in Glades County was bitten by
an alligator because he jumped in the water
to rescue his dog. If your dog went into the
water and a gator was after it, would you
take that nisk? According to the story in the
paper, the dog survived, the man was treat-
ed for his wounds and released from the
hospital and FWC couldn't find the gator, so
11tr srvie t rell ti dnt tik T yon can

inlitsbhundin gtljundsr and thhemanprut him-
*Would I go into the water with an al-
ligator to save my dog? I think it depends on
how big the alligator is. If you care about
your pets, keep them away from ponds,
lakes, canals, etc. in Florida, because any
body of water in Florida may contain alliga-
tors. And alligators love to eat dogs. Even if
you have been to a pond before and there
wee notahygat in i hh lat time yo
that morning. They are very mobile, espe-
cially this time of year.

Skunk Ape

talk ng 1 tT Pg ost sighng tnheano he
state. If Okeechobee has more skunk ape
sightings perhaps we can generate some
tourism.
*We can build one. We have the tech-
nology.
*I thought Okeechobee didn't like tour-
ists.
*A few very vocal folks oppose tourism
but I think the majority think it is good for
the economy, which in turn is good for the
community because the local businesses
can hire more people. Of course it depends
on what kind of tourists you attract. If you
get those who just want to come down in a
trailer with their own supplies so they don't
have to bother shopping here, pull hundreds
of specks out of the lake and leave, then that
does not help the local economy.

710 extension
*I agree with Councilman Watford that
the bypass should be built further north than
within the city limits. Cemetery Road would
be a good place, I think, or even further north.
I remember when the Sawgrass Expressway
was built in Broward County. "Who would
ever use that road, out in nowhere?" Lots of
people, it turned out. People and businesses
seem to fill in the empty spaces between old
neighborhoods and new roads.








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Today: Isolated showers, then a chance
of showers and thunderstorms after noon.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 89. East wind
between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipita-
tion is 30 percent.
Tonight: A slight chance of showers.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. East
wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of
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Thursday: A slight chance of showers,
then a chance of showers and thunder-
storms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 90. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of
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Okeechobee News


Gay Cariton presented Amanda Moore
with the Okeechobee Retired Educa-
tors Association Scholarship on OHS
Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20 at
the OHS Lecture Hall.


Jeanne Billie and Sandi Frost present-
ed Casey Lawrence and Brice Buckner
with the J-Wayco Billie Memorial Schol-
arship on OHS Scholarship Night 2010
held May 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.


On May 20, 205 seniors received scholarships at OHS Scholarship Night 2010 in
the OHS Lecture Hall. Local scholarships received totalled $748,013. Bill Black
presented Daryl Arnold, Kristin Roberts, and Garth Striebel with the Gang Free
Okeechobee Scholarship on OHS Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20 at the
OHS Lecture Hall.


Samantha Durrance presented Kaley Dees, Megan Mullin, Maci Culligan and
Jessie Cofield with the Eli's Western Wear Scholarship on OHS Scholarship
Night 2010 held May 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.


Bill Black presented Tamara Rix with
the Los Cocos Mexican Restaurant
Scholarship on OHS Scholarship Night
2010 held May 20 at the OHS Lecture
Hall.


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on OHS Scholarship Night 2010 held
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Obituaries


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Christine W. Youn
dERN y C h, sttn r reiYoung, died Satur-
Chris was born Sept. 22, 1947, in Birmingham
England. She completed her Articles (College
Degree) in Accounting prior to moving to the
United States. Chris retired to Sebring after sell-
ing Windsor Manor RV Park in Okeechobee
which she owned and operated for four years.
She was an active member of the Florida Camp-
ground and RV Association and The Sebning
Golf Club

Ibris i urbw ed bt ahe briother,n fihel ahn

A memorial service took place at 11 a.m.
Monday at Morris Funeral Chapel with Fr. J. Pe-
ter Sheehan officiating. Memorials are requested
to Hope Hospice or American Cancer Society.

Eloise Jose hine (Lou)

OKOE C06B6EE -Eloise Josephine (Lou)
Jroun0, Og 06 tf r01 chobee, died Sunday,
She was born Aug. 13, 1943, to Claron C. and
Louise Josephine Liles in Atlanta, Ga. She came
to (il, ....- --l ~ in 1994 from Ft. Lauderdale and
was a Homemaker. She was very active in the
First United Metho-
dist Church, Salva-
tion Army and the
Habitat for Hu-
manity. She loved
outdoor activities,
boating, fishing and
camping. She truly
loved her family.
She is survived by
her loving husband
of 47 years, Wayne
Brown of Okeecho-
bee; sons,
Michael (Teresa) Brown of Gerald,
Texas, Robert (Bobby) Brown of Margate;
daughter, Shelly (Steve) Tschupp of Coral
Springs; five grandchildren; and sister, Gloria Lil-
ies Barrett Moore of Jacksonville.
The family will receive friends on Thursday,
June 24, 2010 from 11 a.m. until service time of
12 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church
with Pastor Bruce Simpson officiating.
bIn lieu of flowers m mori t clontri ions Cma
dren's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise,
Florida 32725.'
All arrangements are entrusted to loving care
of the Buxton Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 NE 5th Street, clit.. .~ l...l. On-line condo-
llenescomay be made at www.buxtonfuneral-


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Florence 1M. Blitch, 65
OKEECHOBEE -Florence M. Blitch, age 65,
lfOkeechobee, passed away peacefully, June 6,
She was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Dorchester,
Mass. She had moved to Okeechobee five years
ago after retiring as a Chemist. She had been a
homemaker after retirement and loved her three
cats and dog.
sShhe Fwas precede n dele rby her d thr o-
Florence is survived by her husband, Donald
Blitch; daughter, Erin (Jeremy) Bell; sister, Lo-
raine ( 1 e) Fre a.
Private services will be held in Massachusetts.
All local arrangements are entrusted to the lov-
ing care of the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory, I10 NE 5th Street, ( i., .. il.. d On
line condolences may be made at www.buxton-
funeralhome.com

Oobe~rtHJOBOES h Gilrlta o hGliaae
69, of (il.1..1- -- l d~ passed away June 21, 2010,
at his home.
Born Sep. 3, 1940, in Indianapolis, Ind., to Jo-
seph W. and Elaine
Gilliam he worked
for General Motors.
He came to Okee-
ihe from Ind ae

waseran avid pool
Mr. Gilliam is sur-
vived by his wife of
40 years, Sally
Brown Gilliam of
(i .,. l... four
sons, Ran-
dy Gilliam (Sheri) of Indianapolis, Da-
vid Bailey of (il.. . il.. n .~~, Michael Bailey (Tam-
my) and Joe Gilliam (Nikki), both of
Indianapolis; daughter, Yvonne Wilbur (John)
of Okeechobee; 16 grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; and two sisters, Jane Mattingly of
Indianapolis and Sandra Parker (Rolan) of Tex-
as.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. Thursday, June 24,
2010 until services at 4 p.m. at Bass Okeecho-
bee Funeral Home.
Friends may sign the cll. sil...i ~. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (il.. .. l. l. .- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, clit..~il...In. FI
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F2HnAnMeB, C~alif. -Marjorie (Lindstrom)
Rawlings Flannery, 86, died on June 2, 2010, in
Alhambra, Calif. .
She was born in Muskegan, Mich., to Curtis
and LaVerna (Landon) Lindstrom. She moved
to muncie in 1940, graduating from Muncie
1ssrlH 11 Sho~lb an4s2,ath~en fom epunc e
Accountant most of her life. She moved to Floni-
da in 1978 and then to California in 1998. She
loved her friends and family and loved to dance
ad tael.
ah htay prcded indeath by herprns h
first hwbapnreceHub rt Rawlings;e paents hu
band, Durward Rawlings; son, William (Bill)
Rawlin s; brothers, Ronald, Robert, and Richard
Lindstrom; sister, Charlotte Mackey; and son-in-
law, John (Jo) Norris.

ClarS a I d. adnad eon (Jo Nrris Ok
chobee; sister, Virginia Fernatt, Muncie, Ind.; sis-
ters-in-law, Mary Lindstrom, Munice, Ind., and
Lynn Lindstrom, Canada; five grandchildren, Jef-
frey and Scott Rawlings, Indianapolls, Ind.,
James "Lee" (Jennifer) Norris, Dallas, Texas,
Sooki Norris, Vero Beach, Fla., and Adam Clark,
Selma, Ind.; former daughter-in-law, Jayne Geh-
It Brsownsb rg, Ind.; ighltdgreat dran ehdrr ,

Cremation took place in California on 6/10/10.
Memorial contributions can be sent to All Care
Hospice, 100 W Broadway, Suite 810, Glendale,
CA 91210.


t0 meet Tuesday, June 22
The United Way of Okeechobee will meet
on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 a.m. in the North
Dining Room at Raulerson Hospital. For in-
formation call, 863-462-5000, Ext. 255.

Eagles host Steak Night
Join the Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137,
9985 Hwy. 441 N. on Friday, June 25, steak
night beginning at 5:30 p.m. Steak dinner in-
cludes salad, baked potato or sweet potato,
garlic bread and dessert, for $12. Live enter-
tainment by Lisa.

Historic courthouse to reopen
JOk ott Ccelebrtou! THe HisH or

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.
immed ately following th~eeCourthouse deli-

Courthouse. The dedication is sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Bar Association,
Main Street of Okeechobee, Inc. Okeecho-
bee County.


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If you go ...
Wht tMeeoin sf the Okeechobee
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, June 24
Where: Okeechobee County Health
Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave.

ment operator with the road department,
Faye Albert, equipment operator with the
road department and Lester Williams, case
manager with senior services for five years'
service to the county;
*recognize Jim Threewitts, deputy coun-
ty commissioner, and Jay Curtis, Fire/Medic
for 10 years' ze vic rto t~he coun Lt. ir/

Medic and Jack Burkes, Fire/Medic for 25
years' service to the county;
*recognize Anthony Chapman, equip-
ment operator with the road department for
35 years service to the county;
*take action on a resolution supporting
Everglades restoration;
*approve a rental rate schedule for the
new band shell at Okee Tantie Campground

Mwr da bid on the Southwest drainage
improvements;
*declare repairs to Lamb Island Bridge
an emergency, and award a contract;
*select a category for Community Devel-
opment Block Grant application;
*award a contract for abandonment of
the sports complex injection well; and
*discuss settlement of a right of way dis-
pute on Lofton Road.
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A financial update is on the agenda for
Okeechobee County Commissioners at their
June 24 meeting.
Commissioners are scheduled to receive
a financial update through May 31. Current
expenditures exceed current revenues by
1.3 percent as compared to budget which
means the county is not taking in enough
money to pay bills and is having to use re-
serves to make up the difference. This trend
is expected to continue through the remain-
der of the fiscal year.
Also on the agenda are a number of pre-
sentations. Brian Cartland, director of the
Busin ls Developn ent Boardd of Oe chho

ganization's activities. Gary Ritter, director of
South Florida Water Management District's
Okeechobee Service Center, will be making
a presentation on rainy season readiness.
The Okeechobee County Health Department
Tobacco Prevention Program and Students
Working Against Tobacco will be presenting
banners and posters to the commissioners
for display at the sports complex and soc-
cer practice areas to discourage smoking
aroundnchdi rnistrator Lyndon Bonner is
scheduled to give an update on the June 23
tow mlln meting to discuss in ncngC sf le
will be presenting proposed administrative
regulations dealing with commercial spon-
sorship of county facilities and commercial
sponsorship of county events.
In other action, the board is scheduled

*recognize Patricia Diles, case man-
ager with senior services, Kenneth Yeo,
park maintenance technician with facilities
maintenance, Francisco Rodriguez equip-


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., is the host site for summer YMCA camp
in Okeechobee. There are openings for addi-
tional children. Call camp director Carlyn at
772-260-7182 for information on registering
your child. Scholarships are available.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane, will host Vacation Bible School
thr.o'"Ad tun 5 Th thh me is"A Hi h
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Oakview Baptist Church will have Va-
cain Bbep Sool thoa nt ro Junhe re2
"Saddle Ridge Ranch."
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have their free family movie night,
Friday, July 2 at 7 p.m. The movie "Split In-
finity" is from the Feature Films for Families


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with money.
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Baptist
Church, 40 P a ES O

St., will spon-

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ble School July 12-16 in the mornings from
8:30 a.m. to noon for children from kinder-
garten through fifth grade.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
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SFWMD expands regional water storage


structures, was 1,351 cubic feet per second
(cfs) per day, or 21,438 total acre-feet. For
comparison, the Corps' targets for its most
recent round of releases were 1,170 efs per
day to the St. Lucie Estuary and 3,000 efs per
day to the Caloosahatchee Estuary.
In addition to the District's current efforts,
the long-term solution for reducing freshwa-
ter releases from the lake to the estuaries
includes:
*The Corps is continuing its efforts to
rehabilitate the 75-year-old Herbert Hoover
Dike, which will eventually allow it to safely
hold more water in the lake. The Corps re-
cently awarded a $40 million contract for
repairs to the most vulnerable section of the
dike between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade.
*The completion of CERP projects will
enable the District and the Corps to send
more clean water south to the Everglades.
*The District's pending purchase of stra-
tegically located land owned by the United
States Sugar Corporation south of Lake
Okeechobee, which would significantly in-
crease water storage south of the lake.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers man-
ages Lake Okeechobee water levels with
the goal of balancing flood control, public
safety, navigation, water supply and ecologi-
cal health. The Corps bases operational de-
cisions -whether to retain or release water
in the 730-square-mile lake -on its regula-
tion schedule and the best available science
and data provided by its staff and a variety of
partners, including the District.
Since late March, the Corps has been
periodically releasing water from Lake
Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee estuaries to lower the lake level for
the rainy seas n for public health and safety
season, South Florida received an average
of 24.67 inches of rainfall, nearly 6 inches
above normal. The water level in Lake
Okeechobee reached as high as 15.15 feet in
early May. The Corps strives to manage the
lake between 12.5 and 15.5 feet to protect
the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike.

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in military discipline and studies, Air Force
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fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn
four credits toward an associate in applied
science degree through the Community Col-
lege of the Air Force.
He is the son of Alvaro and Maria Jimenez
of Okeechobee. Jimenez is a 2008 graduate
of Okeechobee High School.


BHR navig ation lock


scheduled for gate repair


Okeechobee News


June 23, 2010


With the annual rainy season under way,
the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) is evaluating strategies that
could increase regional storage and lessen
the volume of future freshwater releases
from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee estuaries.
"The St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee riv-
ers and their estuaries are vital to the way
of life of residents and businesses on both
of Florida's coasts," said SFWMD Executive
Director Carol Ann Wehle. "The options
currently under evaluation will not prevent
future lake releases by themselves, but they
are part of the long-term solution for easing
the burden on the estuaries. We recognize
that a lot more work needs to be done."
At its May 13 meeting in Stuart, the SF-
WMD Governing Board heard the concerns
of residents on both coasts about the harm-
ful effects of freshwater lake releases on the
estuaries. District staff shared information
on its alternative water storage and treat-
ment initiative and opportunities to expand
sah so twather storage dn gblic and private
forts and developing new strategies, includ-
ing:
*Expanding surface water storage ca-
pacity around Lake Okeechobee. Since
2005, the District has been working with a
coalition of other agencies, landowners, en-
vroanmetln organizations and researchers
storage capacity on private, public and tribal
lads. pTe eDistnict is cninun to e alu t
pand storage capacity for emergencies and
the long term by determining the feasibility
of storing water on District lands and sites
set aside for Everglades restoration projects
on an interim basis. For viable District and
state properties with lessees, the District

is asking the lsssees ao rean m r t

more storm water. For properties that do
not have a lease or reservation, the District
is in the process of developing designs, con-
struction and operation cost estimates and
schedules. The district is also developing a
dispersed water and treatment solicitation
program to select cost-beneficial projects for
implementation to obtain more storage and


retention capacity. The District is currently
reaching out to private landowners to gauge
their interest in holding storm water on their
land or storing regional runoff and exploring
project concepts.
*Partnering with the City of West Palm
Beach on a pilot project to store storm wa-
ter that would otherwise be lost to tide. The
pilot project involves intercepting water
from the C-51 canal, which runs parallel to
Southern Boulevard, during times when the
canal is releasing water to tide. The inter-
cepted storm water would be treated at the
city's existing Renaissance Project facility
and stored in Clear Lake near Okeechobee
Boulevard.
*Partnering in Palm Beach County with
Florida Power & Light (FPL) to improve wa-
ter quality at the L-8 Reservoir and temporar-
ily increase storage capacity. FPL will soon
install temporary pumps to use approxi-
mately 10 percent of the reservoir water to
cool its new West County Energy Center.
In early 2011, FPL's reclaimed water system
will be ineplace. Until ti lw th wtdawals

age for the District to use during the 2010
rainy season. In addition, the partnership
will create an opportunity for rainfall and
stormwater runoff to lower chloride levels
in the reservoir, allowing it to be used for its
intended environmental purpose as part of
the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration
Plan (CERP).
*Utilizing aquifer storage and recovery
(ASR AS n rve injecting uand storiljgt
needs to be recovered. The District and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are pilot test-
ing two ASR systems as part of CERP. The
most recent test at the Kissimmee River ASR
pilot well was able to store 1,500 acre-feet
of water.
Arcieleasingrwate soth to the Ever lde
hey or aviletlin 0h -e2ia rsy tem.nOv r
District sent 73,731 acre-feet of water south
from Lake Okeechobee to maintain EAA
canal levels, helping to lower the lake level.
During a recent eight-day combined water
supply and water storage release in late May,
the combined average flow of water south,
as measured at the S-351, S-352 and S-354


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S-127 navigation lock to be
out of service from July 6
through July 23

The S-127 navigation lock at Buckhead
Ridge will be out of service from July 6
through July 23, while the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD)
makes repairs to the lock gate.
The gate hoist mechanism has required
periodic adjustments since the navigation
lock resumed normal operation in Janu-


ary following several months out of ser-
vice. The lock was closed during that time
to protect the canal system in Buckhead
Ridge during a dredging project in a Lake
Okeechobee navigation channel and to al-
low the District to repair the hydraulic lift
mechanism on the lock gates. The upcom-
ing work will complete those repairs.
The District appreciates the public's pa-
tience during these activities. For more in-
formation about the navigation lock opera-
tions or for general information about the
District, please call the SFWMD Okeecho-
bee Service Center at 863-462-5260.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One of the county's revenue sources is
falling victim to economic conditions. For
years before the county acquired a landfill in
the early 1990s the county was strapped for
cash and the millage rate was usually at or
close to the maximum of 10 mils.
Then the landfill came along with a steady
revenue stream. Revenues were derived
from fees for dumping. Those funds were
put into reserves and the county routinely
dipped into reserves to transfer funds to cov-
er any budget shortfalls. During the process
of preparing the current budget, $3.5 million
was transferred from reserves to balance the
budget when commissioners voted to lower
the proposed millage rate and cut the emer-
gency medical services assessment in half
without reducing corresponding expenses.
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in recent years. In fiscal year 2005/06 the
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The next fiscal year, 2007/08 the amount de-
creased to $6,249,300, In fiscal year 2007/08
it was down to $5,476,974. Last fiscal year
the county received $4,287,405. For the cur-
rent budget year the county is anticipating
$3,900,000 from the landfill.
Jeff Sabin of Waste Management, the
company that operates the landfill, said
his company is directly affected by the
downturn in the economy and by business
competition including new landfills in
Glades and Osceola counties. He said they
have seen a volume decrease due in part to
small business failures, increased recycling
and increased concern for efficiency.
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The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff 's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Jason Ray Poindexter, 32, Lake Drive,
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested June 18 by
Deputy Justin Merriman on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with the
felonies of failure to appear-dealing in sto-
len property, failure to appear-giving false
information to a pawnbroker and failure to
appear-grand theft. He is being held with-
out bond.
*Nina Lynne Cyr, 28, S.E. Ninth St., Belle
Glade, was arrested June 18 by Deputy Pa-
tricia Massung on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with dealing in stolen
property. Her bond was set at $10,000.
*Stacie Nichole Holman, 20, N.E. 11th
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested June 18 by
Deputy John Hazy on a Texas arrest warrant
charging her with felony theft. She is being
held without bond.
*Alberto Segura-Zay, 41, S.W Third St.
Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Se/
geant Victoria Williams on charges of driv-
ing under the influence and operating a mo-
tor vehicle without a valid driver's license.
His bond was set at $1,000.


*Richard Raul Rodriguez Jr., 30, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by
Deputy Corporal Paul Ferrell on a charge
of aggravated assault. His bond was set at
$5,000
*Angel Mestre, 45, N.W. Third Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested June 19 by Dep-
uty Donald Ellis on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $500.
*Thomas Wesley Barber, 53, S.E. Eighth
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested June 21 by
Officer Chad Troutman on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $2,500.
*Romaldo Aguillon, 40, was arrested
June 21 by Deputy Greg Popovich on an
Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with violation of probation driving un-
der the influence. He is being held without
bond.
*Tiffany Nicole Adams, 23, was arrest-
ed June 21 by Deputy Marcus Collier on a
Hillsborough County warrant charging her
with violation of probation grand theft (six
counts). She is being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and not con-
oictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
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Mrs. Chartier went on to point out that
several counties in Florida are currently us-
ing MSTU for law enforcement funding. One
of those counties is Glades. According to
Mrs. Chartier, the MSTU raised $1,186,397 of


Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May Sheriff Stuart Whiddon's 2009/10 total bud-


get of $3,402,132.
Some of the other counties currently uti-
lizing MSTUs are Indian River, Alachua, Pinel-
las, Lee, Lake, Escambia, St. Lucie, Orange,
Volusia, Monroe, Citrus and Hillsborough.
Mrs. Chartier said there are still ques-
tions surrounding the use of MSTUs but
those will be addressed by the Okeechobee
County commissioners at a special meeting
on Tuesday, June 29, to discuss the funding
option. She said the meeting will get under
way at 10:30 a.m.
The meeting will be held in the audito-
rium at the Okeechobee County Health De-
partment, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.


will not only allow the county to keep a large
portion of those taxes but would have every-
one in the county paying their fair share.
If the county would elect to go with the
Municipality Services Taxing Unit (MSTU)
everyone would then pay an assessment
that would be used to fund the law enforce-
ment division of the sheriff's office.
"The tax roll is different for the MSTU
than the general millage because there's no
homestead exemption," said District County
Administrator Robbie Chartier. "The rate will
be different because those who pay nothing
will now pay, which will spread the cost. You
get more people paying their fair share. This
will, hopefully, reduce the cost overall."
Mrs. Chartier went on to explain that this
option will not have to be put on a referen-
dum and that, by statute, it cannot be used
to pay jail employees.
"By the way the statute is worded, it (the
MSTU) must be used for certified law en-
forcement," she added.
This would include road deputies, detec-
tives and some court security personnel.
To illustrate how the MSTU will help,
OCSO Major Noel Stephen did some re-
search and found a local family -consist-
ing of two adults and four children -who
own property but because of homestead ex-
emption pay no ad valorem taxes. However,
OCSO deputies spent 200 hours of their time


handling calls and complaints to that house-
hold in 2009.
Maj. Stephen went on to describe that
hourly total as "conservative."
If the MSTU was being used as a fund-
ing source then this family would have paid
their fair share of the cost of providing law
enforcement.
When asked how much the MSTU will
raise, Mrs. Chartier said it will have to raise
$9,161,372 which is what Sheriff May is re-
questing in his 2010/11 proposed budget for
law enforcement.
"It will have to raise at least that, plus the
bailiffs," she said.
There are five certified deputies who
work court security, which are the deputies
to whom Mrs. Chartier was referring. The
MSTU would have to raise $327,194.13 to
pay for them.


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"The general citizenry is very pleased
when they pick up the newspaper and see
all the burglary and drug arrests in the coun-
ty. They don't feel we need to cut the budget
any further," said the sheriff. "I want to be
able to continue that."
Sheriff May has cut his department's bud-
get in each of the last three years for a total
reduction of 7.33 percent.
Despite that, the sheriff was able to return
$1,218,264 in unspent dollars to the county
from the 2008/09 fiscal year. The sheriff's of-
fice also returned $198,367 in money gener-
ated from other revenue sources.
It's not yet known just how much will be
returned to the county from the 2009/10 fis-
cal year.
This returned money can then be used by
the county in any manner it chooses.
The sheriff's office currently gets its fund-
ing from the county's portion of the ad va-
lorem taxes, which are only paid by property
owners. According to OCSO records, the
sheriff's office received a total of $12,569,375
from ad valorem taxes in 2008/09. In 2009/1 0,
that figure was $13,923,920.
Not all of the ad valorem taxes go to the
sheriff's office. Some ad valorem taxes go
the Okeechobee County School District, the
Children's Council and the South Flonida Wa-
ter Management District, etc. The sheriff's
office only gets that portion of those taxes
that go to the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, which is less than
half of a property owner's tax bill.
However, another funding source is be-
ing considered for the sheriff's office that


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School's best basket-
ball team ever, according to some experts, is
nearing their 20-year anniversary.
Several players from the Brahmans 1990-
1991 team went on to play big time college
programs for sports and have made a suc-
cess of their lives.
Demetre Riles was third team all state that
year. He recently came back to Okeechobee
to help raise money for Chaka's Stars, a
program for area youth. Riles said he talks
about his success in Okeechobee a lot and
has a lot of fond memories.
"It was probably the best team that was
ever assembled in Okeechobee (for basket-
ball). We went 19-0 before the team lost a
game," he said.
The team finished 27-3 that year. It was
coached by Doug Greseth and included such


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stars as Antawyn Fludd, Troy Harper, Ray-
mond Collins, Jessie Smith and Jimmy Gary.
Robin Cope was another all state performer
on that team. He went on to play college
football for Louisville and later played base-
ball in the Seattle Maniners organization.
Fans remembered that you had to get to
the game early to get a seat when this team
hit the court. Everywhere they traveled the
gymnasiums were packed to watch the
Brahmans.
"I've seen other teams come and go in
Okeechobee and many of them were car-
ried by one player. That player probably
couldn't have even cracked our starting five
that year," he boasted.
Riles moved on to play basketball for Bet-
hune Cookman University. He said he en-
joyed college but that it was tough to break
into the lineup. "The college game was a lit-
tle different," he said. "Seniority was impor-


tant even though you were better than the
older guy. It was different back then. College
was a good experience for me."
Riles entered the army and has been in
the military for the past 17 years. He is a
Special Forces recruiter for the United States
Army and is stationed at Fort Stewart in
Hinesville, Ga.
Fludd is a manager of a construction
company in Cross City, Fla. Harper owns his
own business in Port St. Lucie. He attended
the University of Kansas on a football schol-


arship. Collins became a supervisor at a ju-
venile facility in Okeechobee. Cary Pung, the
former Okeechobee girl's basketball coach
was also a member of that championship
team.
Riles said he is proud of the fact that all of
the team members were positive contribu-
tors in this community, "All of them have
gone on to be a success. I probably could
still beat them on the court because I stay in
shape, I have no choice."


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mitting a completed Special-Opportunity
Dove C~lub Permit Worksheet to any county
tax collector's office or authorized license
agent. There is no cost to apply. Work-
sheets are available at MyFWC.com/Hunt-
ing under "Limited Entry Hunts."
Dove Club permits will be issued by ran-
dom drawing from applications submitted
by 11:59 p.m., July 19.
The permit allows one adult and one
youth (under age 16) to participate in all
scheduled hunts (up to eight days) for a
designated dove field. These Saturday half-
day hunts cost $150 and enable both the
permit holder and youth to each take a dai-
ly bag limit of birds. Successful applicants
must purchase their permits by Aug. 9. Any
permits left unsold after the deadline will
be available for purchase on a first-come,
first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m.,
Aug. 12. The deadline to purchase leftover


Dove Club permits is Aug. 23.
The six special-opportunity dove fields
are:
ty Allapattah Flats WMA in Martin Coun-
Caravelle Ranch (Putnam County),
Combs Farm Public Small-game Hunt-
ing Area (PSGHA) (Baker County),
*Hilochee WMA (Lake County),
*North Newberry PSGHA (Alachua
County), and
*Frog Pond (Miami-Dade County).
Dove hunting opportunities are in high
demand, and these special hunts provide
the perfect social setting for friends and
family to hunt together. And hunters who
purchase these season-long permits save
more than half the cost of buying individu-
al daily dove permits for the season.
Daily dove permits cost $35 and enable
one adult and one youth (under age 16)
to hunt together on one half-day hunt but
allow only one bag limit of birds between
the two hunters. Applications for daily dove
permits will be accepted Aug. 24-Sept. 7.
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"I enjo what I do," said Matt Buxton, of
Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crema-
Ioy.Matt and hisepartnr, eae You ,ure-
also owns funeral homes in Sebastian, Mel-
bourne and Vero Beach.
While there are plans for a new building,
Matt currently operates out of an office in a
building owned by Abundant Blessings As-
sembly of God at 4550 U.S. 441 N.
"Abundant Blessings has been wonder-
ful to us," Matt said. He has full use of their
building to conduct viewings and funerals.


Direct TV business

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Todd and Elizabeth Addington announce
the new location of their business. Adding-
ton Satellite and TV is now located at 307
S.W Park St. They deal with Direct TV sat-
ellite systems and wireless internet. They
also sell Toshiba and other brands of TV


Embalming and cremations take place at
one of his partner's funeral homes out of
town.
Matt and his father, Paul, a long time fu-
neral home operator, serve as funeral direc-
tors. His mother, Marilyn, is receptionist. To
preserve the personal touch, Buxton-Seaw-
inds does not use an answering machine.
Marilyn answers the telephone 24 hours
day.
Along with 24-hour live telephone re-
sponse, Matt plans to continue other Bux-
ton family traditions such as free burial for
babies and the annual evening of remem-
brance.
Buxton-Seawinds also provides memo-


opens new location
The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. On Saturday the store is not
open but they will take calls at 863-697-
6047. Addington Satellite and TV can install
Direct TV within one day. They remind you
that since they are a local dealer you can get
quicker response by calling them than by
calling the 800 number for Direct TV.


rial stones. In addition, Matt has a mobile
sandblasting unit that he can take out to
cemeteries to carve a date on an existing
memorial stone
In the future, Buxton-Seawinds plans to
build an 85,000 square foot state of the art
facilityo S.E. 18th Terae Ther 11l be
separate building for the crematory.
The telephone number for Buxton-Seaw-
inds is 863-357-7283.
Matt grew up in the funeral business. He


was five years old when his father opened a
funeral home in 1980.
"I knew for sure at 5 years old that's what
I wanted to do," he said of being a funeral di-
rector. As a small child, he sat in the back of
the chapel wearing a three piece suit while
his father conducted funerals.
"God does everything for a particular pur-
pose," Matt said. "I think in the long run we
will be better off," he said of his new busi-
ness venture.


Second generation funeral home operator Matt Buxton recently opened Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory with a temporary location at Abundant
Blessings Assembly of God, 4550 U.S. 441 N.


The financial services firm Edward
Jones was named the No. 1 full-service
brokerage firm in the June edition of
SmartMoney magazine, according to Sha-
ron Ming, an Edward Jones financial advi-
sor in Okeechobee.
"Across-the-board strength vaults Ed-
ward Jones into first place," the magazine
said. "The St. Louis-based firm ranks first
in three survey categories this year: stock
picking, brokerage statement and custom-
er satisfaction."
The magazine lauded Edward Jones for
growing the number of financial advisors-


up more than 500 since last year--to meet
investor needs.
"We are honored to once again receive
this recognition," said Edward Jones Man-
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scores. Our success hinges on our ability to
provide personal service from convenient
branch locations. The foundation of that
personal service is face-to-face interaction
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Okeechobee News


Saturday, June 12, the Okeechobee Model
Airplane Club, Inc. (OMAC) hosted a "hands
on model aircraft flying experience" for Group
4 Civil Air Patrol at the OMAC Flying Field in
Okeechobee. This type of hands on flying ex-
perience using what is known as a Buddy Box
is a very common place activity nationwide by
local model airplane clubs; but this weekend
was a very special event. This was the first
graduating class of the Civil Air Patrol, Group 4
Model Aviation Program.
then Neoveber of last yer Ca tamoPap~asso
mander was tasked by the Group 4 Regional
Commander, then Major Martin to design a
Model Aviation Program for CAP to be imple-
mented regionally within Group 4 with the
intent it could be adopted nationally by CAP.
The concept of the program was to provide
CAP members, mostly Cadets a model aircraft
experience that would teach model construc-
tion and offer the opportunity to fly a model
aircraft while focusing on the aerodynamics
of flight and the similarities of radio controlled
model aircraft with the existing Air Force UAV
(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Program.
The UAV Programs which are currently in
use today are gaining in popularity both in the
military and civilian circles indicating this is a
future trend of both military and civilian avia-
tion. With this in mind, early in the develop-
ment of this program it was decided by Cap-
tain Papasso and Major Martin that a primary
objective of this program would be to prepare
the Cadets for future careers in UAV as crews or
pilots through the building and flying of model
aircraft. While most people may have heard or
read about the Predator, a military UAV which
is as large as a small full-sized Cessna aircraft,
most people don't realize there are many other
UAVs already in operation with wingspans of
60 inches or less. Many of these are the size
of an average radio controlled model aircraft.
More importantly in that same size range there
are many more UAV airframes currently being
developed and even more already in produc-
tion.
The Okeechobee Composite Squadron and
OMAC having a number of common members
and a long history of working together to pro-
vide aerospace education and aviation experi-
ences to the youth of the Okeechobee Commu-
nity agreed to partner together to beta test this
program and make it a reality for CAP. While
the program was developed by CAP, a number
of OMAC members assisted in reviewing the
material as it was being developed providing
feedback and technical support as necessary.
The culmination of this partnership was this
past weekend when CAP Cadets and Senior
Officers from all around Group 4 took the con-
trols of a model aircraft for the first time thanks
to the skill and generosity of the Okeechobee
Model Airplane Club members. The program
which was taught by CAP staff in two separate
weekend modules over a two-month period
was by all reports a very successful program.
However, a ter this wpeekend at h tynog ied

heights. But the real reward for everyone's
hard work over these past six months was the
technical level of some of the questions being
asked by the Cadets about flight and flight con-
trols as well as the smiles the program gener-
aitedtut ht ul support of the OMAC mem-


Special to the Okeechobee News/CAP
C/A1C Joey Allen and Frank Webster
fly the plane.
bers, the use of their equipment and flying field
this program could not have been implement-
ed.
The flying was done using a Buddy Box
system which is a slave transmitter held by the
student connected to a master transmitter held
by the instructor. Electronic signals are passed
between the transmitters through data cable.
Control s passed to the student by the instruc-
tor depressing a switch on the master. If and
when the instructor needs to take control
back from the student by simply releasing the
trainer switch on the instructors transmitter
the instructor immediately regains control of
the aircraft.
While the weather was hot it cooperated
very well. CAP Group 4 provided an award
BBQ at the end of the morning flying session
where CAP together with OMAC graduated
17 CAP members from the program. Some
of these CAP members were local from the
Okeechobee Composite Squadron, but many
were from other Squadrons in Group 4 from
as far away as Lake County, Stuart and Patrick
AFB. There was also a surprise visit from the
current Group 4 Commander, Major Littlefield
who flew in first thing in the morning, met the
class for breakfast and accompanied them
to the flying field. Major Littlefield, an experi-
enced commercial pilot and flight instructor
was humbled by the experience when he was
handed a transmitter to try his hand at flying a
model aircraft for the first time.
The weekend was a complete success and
the CAP Model Aviation Program is now off
to a great start thanks to the support of the
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club. The AMA
which is the Academy of Model Aeronautics,
the national administrative organization for
model aviation, is also very aware of this pro-
gram and effort. At this time the AMA is also
attempting to determine how best they can
support this program nationally. By all ac
counts, something very special has occurred
here in Okeechonbeetfor toe outh of tte to

the Okeechobee Composite Squadron and the
COkeechobee Model Airplane Club. If you are
interested in more information about OMAC,
Model Aviation, the Civil Air Patrol or this event,
please visit the Okeechobee Model Airplane
Club at www.omac.embarqspace.com/# or
call Captain Joe Papasso at 561-252-0916.


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The Procurement D apartment of the South Florida Water Mana ement Dis-
:rict (SFWMD), B-1 Blldingl, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm B ach, Florida
33406, will receive sealed applications up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on
]uly 22, 2010 for the FY 2011 Water Savings Incentive Program, for the
purposee of fostering water conservation efforts of public and private water
,roviders or lar e users within the SFWMD boundarls, defined In Subsc-
:Ion 373.069(2) e), F.S.
All Iplcations must conform to the Instructons In the Cooperative Funding
ju Olle ean m plcao opncok~ageck Iterese r sepobdentsdrna obtain a
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gained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
4n oficial public meeting (Selecton Committee Meeting) will be held on Au-
lust 24, 2010 beginning 9:30 a.m. at the SFWMD, 3301 Gun Club Road,
N~est Palm Beach, Florida 33406, B-1 Building, Conference Room 2B.
4 copy of the agenda may be obtained by writng the South Florida Water
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antnd the meetin by means of communication media technology (CMT)
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3579210N 6/23/10

Okeechobee County Board of County Commissionen
RFP 2010-13
)keechobee County hereby requests PROPOSALS from quallied bidders for
:he rehablitabon of one (1) single-family home located In unincorporated
)keechobee County as a part of the State Housing Initiatve Partnership
:S.H.I.P.) program.
Pmposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastem Time on Friday,
luly 23, 2010 and delivered or malled to: Okeechobee County Housing
:oordinator, 456 Hwy 98 North, Okeechobee, FL 34972 (the County will not
assume any responsibility for mail being received on bme). Any and all pro-
,osals received after this time and date wlll not be opened or considered.
proposalss should be submitted In separate sealed envelopes marked Stat
-lousing Initiatve Part~nerhip (S.H.I.R) Program PYE
-or speclic project Information contact: Stephany DuPree at
:863) 763-6731 or by fax at (863) 763-9203. Speclications may be ob-
-a1ned from the Housing Coordinator located at 456 Highway 98 North,
)keechobee. Blds will be opened at 3:05 p.m. on July 23, 2010 In the
j.H.I.P Program Administrator's Ofice at the above address.
A MANDATORY meeting for review of this project will be held on
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the property located at
zass sw 28th Stmeet, Unit #80-C, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Any irm
Nho Is not In attendance In this room by 10:05 a.m. will be unable to bid.
The County reserves the right to wave formalitis or Informalitis In propo-
jals, to reject any and all proposals, or to negotla$ further with any or all
,roposers and accepts no responsibility for the expense of preparaton or
deliverv of proposals to the County Okeechobee County Is an Equal Oppor-
:unity Employer actively seeking Ilnority Contractor participaton and pro-
notes Fair Housing.
:Ihf Betts Ir, Chairman
)keechobee County Commission
3583610N 6/23/10
I
NOTTCF OF FORFCI OSURF SAL F Y
CIFRK OFTHF CTRCUTTCOURT
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk
,f the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 7th day of
July, 2010, at 11:00 A.M., at the Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312
Northwest 3rd Street, lury Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee,
-lorida 34972, In the City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public
,uh tor e the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described prop-
2rty situated In Okeechobee County, Florida, to-wit:
UNIT NO. 25 AND 28, BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV RESORT, AN RV CON-
DOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 320, PAGES 741
THRU 811, (CONDOMINIUM PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 45 THRU 51), PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH ALL
APPURTENANCES OF SUCH UNIT ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM (PHASE 1)
ALSO, UNIT #25 WITH A 1988 FLEETWOOD DREAM PARK MODEL ID# 1
EH4L342037900903 AND UNIT 28 WITH A 2000 HOMES OF MERIT WITH
ID#FLHMBPM70744977; INCLUDING ALL APPLIANCES AND FIXTURES
ATTACHED FIXTURES ATTACHED THEREON.
,ursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered In a case pending In said
Court, the style of which Is:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
3IG LAKE NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff

nMTY FSASRELEY and CHERYL A. FARLEY, his wife and
Defendants. "
and the docket number of which Is: 2009-CA-721.
4NY PERSON CLAMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE,
[F ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
1S PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and the oficial seal of said Court, this 4th day of
lune, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSO bCI k o he Ciit co t

BY Linda F. Young
aw Office of Cassels & McCallDEUYCRK
'otOfc o s96 keeuchobee, Florida 34973
3569030ON 6/16,23/10


SOUTH FL RLICANWATE RMFA AGEMENTODISTRICT

Uotice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes the
bollowing application(s) for permit have been received for project s) In
)keechobee County:
John Edward Entry III, Trustee (Rockln 3 E Ranch) 8000 NW 240th Street,
)keechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Applicaton 080125-17 for modlica-
Itnof Envlrdr menh1 Resuc Prmi 1 s4h d092t-Pt so h 10.9uach nodf age
,roject Is located In Sectons 2, 3, Township 35 South, Range 34 East.
Enterated persons m comment upon the application or submit a wrlhn
equest for a copy of he staf report continin4 proposed agency action re-
rdrA~ pEnIr~oonmentwariRe oturcte RS latborld WO er 2M4a6N8 emen
Blm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
:elved by 5:00 PM within 21days from the dahe of publication.
Uo further public notice will be provided re arding this application. A copy
,f the sta report must be requested In order to remain advised of further
,roceedings. Applicaton status and associated documents can also be ob-
e pp lca lon/e/ IthSeDicsht on th~e trem tbn taa. Ssntdalsly n p~
2d persons are entitled to re uest an administrative hearing regarding the
08 poed agency action by su mitting a written request after reviewing the


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EICI EUN HN U AFL
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, RORIDA
CASE NOC: 472 1 -ON-000243
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
YAN M. PINON, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTTCF OFACTTON
TO: YOAN M. PINON
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3244 NW
35TH AVENUE, OKEECHOBEE, FL
R7R2ENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CRYSTAL R PINON
ITH VOEWNEAD RESS 032 NFW
34972
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
NIES ELAlMING) B HO

DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action t
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
8unty FT d : In OKEECHOBEE

LOT 21, BLOCK 50, BASSWOOD,
UNIT 5, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 51, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been iled against yu are re-
quired to serve a copy otyour wrt-
ten defenses within 30 d ys after the
hrst publication, If any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address Is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Sulte 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and ile the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediatel
thereafter; otherwise a default wil
be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint or peti-
tion.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutve
weeks In the Okeechobee News (In-
dependent Newspapers).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 17th day of June,
2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court


Florida Default Law Group,P.L.
P.O. Box25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F10031744
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990. In accordance with the Amerl-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven d ys Np orC no re Cpru
Drive, hrt St. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mns/Nobce to Appear If you ar
1-800-955-8771.mpyou arear vole ~Im-
paired call 1-800-955-8771.
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AN1 0H ElCU COR CO T E
FLORIDA
CASE O. L4 -00-A-175
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
MRC A. RAMER
A/K/DA dARC RAMER, etal,

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WILLIAM WEST
Last Known Address: 120 Pottersville
Ra~d,ALil Compton,LRI 083Brnl-
wood Ranches, Okeechobee, FL
r497 ,Pandtatl L thuwest 5th
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF WILLIAM WEST
LasstdKnw Ad aes: L2 0Pottesdll e
wood Ranches, Okeechobee, FL
34974 and 7140 Southwest 5th
Street, Plantaton, FL 33317
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
PARCEL 12, BRIDLEWOOD
RANCHES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE
P BLIC RECORDOSR AOKEECHO-
Has been fled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it, on
Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attrney
for Plaintiff, whose address Is 1800
NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120,
FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or
before within thirty (30) days after
the inst publication of t is Nobce In
the (Please publish In THE OKEE-
CHOBEE NEWS) and ile the original
with the Clerk of ths Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs ahtrney or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the com-
plaint.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disablitbes Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of
their disabilities need special accom-
modation to paricipate In this p;rao-
ceeding should contact not laterthn
seven (7) days prior to the proceed-
ing Court Administration at 250 NW
C untry Club Dr., Port St. Lucle, FL
34989. Phone 772.807.4370,
1.800.955.8771 (hearing Impa rd)
or 1.800.955.8770 (volce Impal ed
WITNESS my hand and the selof
this Court this 15th day of June
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court

B : Kathy rnold
3581940ON 6/23,30/10





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
CM0E1 :, FOC 7

CLAUDE A.BOWEN and
IEWELA.BOWEN
Plaintifs
OCAR KIZAR, AFFORDABLE BUILD-
ING CONCEPTS, LLC., a Florida Ilmt-
ted liabllty company, an RE
D~efd~end~ants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: Oscar Klzar
Ve202B ac hlnoerida
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action for Breach of Contract has
been iled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defense, If any, to it on DEVIN R.
An El. te ,mgna wl h rN k3 o

dheabv ste Co rt o hobr cb fr
this courteler rnbewo ser lcekoof
rh palntff'sahttomney or dme lat l
be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 8th day of June,
2010.

S ARkON ROET

By: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
357160 ON 6/16,23,30;7/7/10


AN1 FOR OECHOE COGTY
FLORIDA
GENERAL ~U DICTION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000507
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P
SEKR@ CONTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
VPLATINFF,
MARY B. EDISON, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MARY B. EDISON AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MhARY Desd eN Is unknown If
he/she/thy be lil;and If
fshee odead, Nt unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,

~rouh, une aais m h Defen
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parts having
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest In the property described In
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LOT 3, ROSEWOOD ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 90, PUBLIC
RCIERDSFLOFI OKEECHOBEE
has been fied against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wrlaen defenses, If any, to it on DA-
VID i. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attor-
newhose address Is 900 South
PieIsland Road #400, Plantaton,
FL 33324-3920 no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publicaton
of this notice of action and file the
original with the clerk of this court el-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
In the complaint or pettlon filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the sealof
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 15th day of June, 2010.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Kathy Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLANTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAINDROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-62761 CWF
NOTTCF RFGARDTNG THF
AMFRTCANS WTTH
DTSARILTI TTS ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partcl-
at i this proceeding should con-
ctCourt Administra lon no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, ~Port St. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing Imparedi call
1-800-955-8771.I you are volce m-
paired call 1-800-9558770, via Florl-







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a Complaint for damages has been
filed a ainst you and oou are re-
qurdr eo serv a C~opyR of your wnt-

palnbff's ato ey,Awhos a dress
Ithint e0daays fter publao na

swrew rvthe ClerklaoftCosutt eer
or immediately thereafter If a defen-
dant falls to do so, a default will be
entered a alnst that defendant for
the relief demanded In the complaint
or pettlon.
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3583810N 6/23/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, RORIDA.
CASE NO. 2010-CA-168


NIT R AYLRDZRIGUEZ,
Plaintifs,
TE ESTATE OF WILLIAM B. ODOM,
PTRII DUN HELTON,
De ednts.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: PATRICIA DUNNE HELTON

an ab to[ dqui ttEp RfhF folw
bee~1 CutFoato wit.

L~oA 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 Block 21,
SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-94
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY MAY ROGERS
a/kfa Shirley Stevens Rogers
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE
ESTATE:
You are hereby noticed that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered In the estate of SHIR-
LEY MAY ROGERS, a/k/a Shirley Ste-
vens Rogers, deceased, File Number
2010-CP-94, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee Contyh Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is 312
NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee County,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972; that the
decedent's date of death was Oco-
ber 25, 1971; that the total value of
the estate Is $0.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
JAMES E. ROGERS, 3R.
629 NW 36th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
REGINA A. ROGERS
629 NW 36th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the
decedent other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made
In the Order of Summary Administra-
tion must ile their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
TOREEOFAD TH ISRDECEDENTS
The date of first publication of this
Notice Is June 23, 2010.

IAME E. ROGERS tl
629 NW 36th Street
Okeechobee FL 34972
At one formherson Gvinge Notice.

F jEdaBa~r N. e2 0e441
Okeechobee, FL 34974
353 01 O 203,30/10


BYDEPUaTY CL~ERK
3572510N 6/16,23,30;7/7/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT INAND
FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA 517
JudgeLarrySchack
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
VERNIE TYE BASS, GLENDA FAYE
BASS,CA Y A ALL UNKW NP R
TISCMN Y, THOG, UN
DER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NMOE IENOVTDKUNAOLWDNEFTEONANDTE
OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES,GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR
IANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING
FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PAR-
TIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OFHSM F PURSUANT

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, In
Case 2009CA517, In the Circuit Court
of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit In
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
In which RIVERSIDE NATIONAL
BANK OF RLORIDA Is Plaintiff, and
VERNIE TYE BASS, GLENDA
F EellBASS eare hte Deenbd ld, I
der for csh at theta anl Assemb y
Rom, 2 da nlor 3fh keechoobe
West 3rd Street Okeechobee, FI n
da, at 11:00 AM., on July 7. 2010r0
the following described property se
forth In the Summar Final lud ment
of Foreclosue b-w 9

pLL%200F B CTK 4 RE IS
PINE RIDGE PARK ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAK, THERE
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, AT PAGE 90,0OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, RLORIDA.
Ayne claimln an interest In the
sur lusofrom the sale, other than the
person who was the record property
owner when the Lls Pendens was
sldmst fe a claim within 60 days
DATED this 10th day of June
21. Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circult Court
BY Lind u Y enr
3581810N 6/23,30/10


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OKEECHOBEE, according to
the plat themeof as record ed in
Plat Book 2 pagek c public
cony s orida.Oobe
3-21-37-35-0170-00210-0030
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wrlaen defense, If any, to it on DE-
VIN R. MAXWELL, Esquire, 405 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida


34972 and ile the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before thirty days of te inst publica-
etre ag it youu r ~ere if d -
WITNESS my hmnpd and the seal of
said Court on this 8th day of June,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circult Court


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th 3UDICIALCIRCUITIN AND
FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-660
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA
Plaintiff,
WILLIAM TROY GARRISON; ARNITA
L. GARRISON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTSS, WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVIN G,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
G RA NT -
EES, OR OTHER CLAMANTS,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OFSAl PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 21, 2010, and the Or-
der Re-Setting Foreclosure Sale dat-
ed June 8, 2010, In Case No. 2009-
CA-660, In the Circuit Court of the
Nineteenth Judicial Circuit In and for
Ohe chobe VE ntDE, Foda0N I
BANK OF FLORIDA Is Plaintiff, and
WILLIAM TROY GARRISON and
ARNITA L. GARRISON are the De-

sembl bdo Zda I o, o h
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
32 N orhd et 3r Seet, Okeech -
7. 2010, the followingdcrbd
poet eoF c ureto I theFinal ludg-
Lots 9,10 and 16 Block 3, a
Plat o9 Dixie Ranc61 Acres, ac-
cording to the Plat thereof re-
coddin Plat Book 3, alge
e.of ho ePubliucN corlorid
P~Rropet address: 7436 NW
89hCurt, Okeechobee, FL
34972
123-D6-34-0020-00030-0090
Anyone claiming an interest In the
surplus from th sale, other than the
person who was the record property
fld mutefile a claus wPhn6 de3
feD sEDl tis 11th day of June,
21. Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Circult Court
BY Lind u Y er
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-084
JUDGE: LARRY SCHACK
FIRST PEOPLES BANK
Plaintiff,
JAMES F. HERNDON, Ill, PATRICIA A.
HERNDON, husband and wife, SUN-
SHINE CAR WASH, INC., a Florida
Corporation, and SUNSHINE BUILD-
ERS OF FORT PIERCE, INC., a Florida
corporaton,
Defendants.
NOTTCFOFSALF
NOTICE Is hereby given that pr
suant to the Summary Final Ju q
ment of Foreclosure and S ~
entered In the cause pending In the
Circult Court of the Nineteenth Judl-
clal Circult, In and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Civil Action Number:
2010-CA-084 the undersigned Clerk
will sell the property situated In said
County, descrbed as:
Parcel 1
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PROPERTY
Lots 11 and 12, Block 150, OKEE-
CHOBEE, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 5,
Pa e 5, of the Public Records of

00G TER WIH allF dh Iprove-
ments now or hereafter erected on
the u n styandndallx easeie~not
o hereafter a part of te property.
Property address:
507 NE Park Street, 0keechobee, FL
Parcel 2-
ST LUCIE COUNTY PROPERTY
PL ER 1 ad dd, lock ordPlat o
the Plat thereof as recorded In Plat
Book 3, Page 86, of the Public
Records of St. Lucle County, Florl-
de, tTOGEo EhRalwitoh th nS ut -
lesery ojN s hadLf o of i abno
above described Lots 1 and 2,
which have been taken for the
wdemingR of tate Road 70 (0kee-

TOGETHER WITH all the Improve-
rent no r herdeafe ereear non
appuranances, and fixtures now
or hereafter a part of te pr pert
Poeot AdAFrese: e 04 0 ech-
at public sale, on the same date.
seonartely andi consecutively, to


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the highest and best bidder for cash
at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 14th
d of July, 2010 In The lury Assem-
h Room, 2nd Floor, located at the
Olechobee County Judicial Center,
312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972.
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
Dated this 11th day of June, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of Court
By: Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE COUNTY COURTOF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUaNT,FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2009-CC-286
CARL S. MAXWELL,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAYOR R. ROSALES and MARY
Y. ROSALES, husband and wife,
and any unknown tenants in
possession,
Defendants.


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NOTTCF OF FORFCIOSURF SAL F
Notice Is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated May 14, 2010, and
enteredIn Case No. 2009-CC-286, of
the County Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit In and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein CARL S.
MAXWELL, Is the Plaintiff and MAYN-
OR R. ROSALES and MARY Y RO-
SALES, husband and wife, and any
unknown tenants In possession, are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 NW 3rd Street, IURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, SECOND FLOOR,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at
11:00 a.m. on the 14th day of July,
2010, the following descrbed ~roper-
ty as set forth insaid Final Iudg-
ment, to wit:


Jnu AssistantC.E.O.
230 South Barfield Hwy.* Pahokee
Ot fai sin"' PHONE: 561-924-5561








Christian Books,

Bibles and Videos


Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


truk~rsom Lic.'R'E Broker



SCe 66 634-41o6


LOT 9, BLOCK 33, BASSWOOD,
UNIT 2. ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT T EREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 28, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEECOUNTY,FLORIDA
Parcel ID:
1-05-37-35-0020-00330-0090
ANY PERSON CLAMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM HE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAT HE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH-IN 60 DAYS AFTER HE
SALE.
Dated the 11th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circult Court
BY Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans


We Buy Scrap Gold,

Silver and Coins


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




call 763-3134


t0 place your ad


WHEN YOU

WA~NT TO!

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& CliCk on classified


NEAL LONG CONSTRUCTION LO.
www.neallongconstruction.com

Custom Home Builde
HAC, Plumbing, Septic Systems & ofn
11781 SE Hwy 441 Okeechobee 863-357-331 3
CGC 1518089 0 CFCOS58088 9 CCC 1328973 0 CMC 1249343


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with Disablitbes Act of 1990 ADA,
t rbable prsons who because of
he d tillles need specla haccom-
mo ation to pualrdtcpate In t is p:ro-
ceeding shol contact Cut
Administraton no later than seven
days prior to the proceeding at
1.772.807.4370, 1.800.955.8771
(hearing Impaired) or
1.800.955.8770 (volce Impaired).
357474 ON 6/16,23,30/10

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attiC '
basement or closet in
today's classified.

Earn some extra cash*
Sell your used items
in the classifiedS


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To Whom It May Concern:
Yuare hereby notifed that I will
oerfor sale and sell at public
saeto the highest and bst bd
drfor cash the following
srbdlivestock: one 2 year old
bymare approximately 14hh
w star, one a ed hesnu
eligapproximately 15hhwht
lz;and one chestnut mareap
prxmby15hh both hind legs
w socks, at 1:00 o'clock, pm
onthe 25th day of June 2010, a
1885 Hwy 441 N ,Okeechobee,
F,34972 (Cattlemans Rodeo
Grud)to satisfy a claim Inte
smof $978.50 for feew expenses
feeding and care and costs

AnmlControl
ofOkeechobee County, Florida
3537ON 6/23/10


Okeechobee News


June 23, 2010


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June 23, 2010


Okeechobee News


Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
Tiny Miss Firecracker first runner-up
Myra Cruz and winner Chasie Pearce
(left to right) were in the Firecracker
Pageant on Saturday, sponsored by
the Fire/Rescue Volunteers.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
Petit Miss Firecracker second runner
up was Kimmy Shaw (right), first run-
ner up was Cera Elliot (left), and Win-
ner was Hope Wisener (middle).


Special to the Okeechobee Ne sBbbi Poole
Baby Miss Firecracker first runner up
was Daliyah Nunez and Baby Miss
Firecracker Maci Gagliardi.


special ro mne U~eecnooee Ivewsinronal roole
Toddler Miss Firecracker honors went
to first runner up Victoria Gonzalez
and queen Joelyne Nunez.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
Little Miss Firecracker first runner up was Hailey Quesinberger. Winner was
Skyler Varnadore.


r ..J 1 W i L: m
Special to the Okeechobee News/Bobbi Poole
(Photo at left) Quayton Billie was crowned Little Master Firecracker. (Photo at
center) Jrayco Billie was named Junior Master Firecracker. (Photo at right) Uki-
ah Billie was crowned Tiny Master Firecracker at the pageant held Saturday at
Okeechobee High School.





ADIERTsISE OFFERS.WFFRS EXPIRE DATE OF PUBLCCTKIO. DEALER 11! BESPOIISHILE FOR TPOWGRAPHICALL ERRORS OR OMISSIOIIS VHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRll010HL oPTINA EQro U IPo~MEN MAY IlE Sli0Ww OFFERS IIOT IN coIIJUrNCTD wIT OTHER OFFERS, OTHER RESTRICTIOtIS APRI, SEE OEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS. FREVIOUS SALES EXCLUDEDO. WE WILL SEAT ANY LOCAL,
VALID, PRINTED ADYERgTISEMNT FROM AIIOTHER AUTHORIZED DOD$E CHRYSLER OR JEP DEALER WinIITHE M SE BUSINESS CEIITER ZQIIEOH AYT REW, IDETICL EQUIPPED II sTOCK VEISCI. IF WE FaI TO BEA THE FRI, WlE MI1IVE Y*OU GuR VEHILwn EATQHRGE. CUSTOMER UST PRESElT COMPETTORS Ao ATl TIME OF P~eURASE AN0 $UPPLY ACCURAlT VIN IIIMIeR. COPETITRS
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June 23, 2010


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