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Property values drop for third straight year


a decrease of 16.9 percent from last year's to a high of 2.478 billion.
figure of 1.856 billion. The next year, 2008, the "bust" care. For
For the first few years into the new Inil- the first time in nernory and perhaps for the
lennurn proert vales n th conty erefirst time since the Great Depression, the total
steadily increasing. In 2007 the assessed val-
ue of property in the county had "boomed" See PROPERTY Pagfe 2

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Okeechobee news/Pete Gawda
The team 3-D Ice, with pit boss Davy Altman, won Grand Champion Award at
the 2010 Inaugural "O.L. Raulerson, Jr." 4th of July BBQ Contest. Okeechobee
County Undersheriff Noel Stephen, right, son-in-law of the late sheriff, made
the presentation. The contest was held July 2 and 3 at Okee Tantie Campground
and Marina.


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By Pete Gawda figures on the total assessed value of prop-
Okeechobee News erty in the county. For the third straight year
How low will property values go? The property values have dropped.
downward spiral continues with larger de- Property appraiser Bill Sherman stated
creases each year. The Okeechobee County that the total assessed property value in the
Property Appraiser's Office just released county for 2010 is 1.542 billion. This figure is


0.L. Raulerson BBQ contest


scholarship
binoculars to spy on the competition.
Contestants braved a stormy Friday eve-
ning. Some of then had to stand under their
tents and hold then down to keep then
from blowing away. In spite of the weather,
there was still a festive atmosphere, with
horne made ice crearn to top off the barbe-
cue. While sorne contestants went horne
overnight, others stayed at the park in motor
hornes and travel trailers. Some of the cate-
gories were judged at 7 p.m. on Friday night
and sorne were judged Saturday afternoon.
Fortunately the threatening weather held off
until after the 3 p.In. awards ceremony.
Each category had a different tearn of
judges. The judges consisted of county corn-
Inissioners, law enforcement officers, detec-
tives, employees of the tax collector's office
and businessmen. They judged on appear-
ance, tenderness and taste.
The Grand Champion Award went to the
tearn of "3-D Ice" with Davy Altnarn as pit
boss. The Reserve Grand Champion was "A
See BBQ Pagfe 10


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There were barbecue grills everywhere
this past weekend in Okee-Tantie Carnp-
ground and Marina. However, the grill cooks
were not just cooking for holiday celebra-
tors. Seventeen tearns from the area partici-
pated in the 2010 Inaugural "O.L. Raulerson,
Jr." 4th of July BBQ Contest.
The contest was narned in nernory
of former Okeechobee County Sheriff O.
L. Raulerson, Jr. Money raised will go to a
scholarship in the sheriff's narne to send a
young person to law enforcement academy.
The late sheriff's son, daughter and grand-
son were all competing in the contest on
separate teams.
Contestants were quick to tell how long
they cooked the meat, but none gave out
their recipe. Each one had secret ingredients
which they would not divulge. One contes-
tant said that other contestants were spying
on each other to try to discover the secret
ingredients. One contestant was even using





OPR PETY
Continued From Pagfe 1
property value dropped. It went down 11.7
percent to 2.188 billion. In 2009 it dropped
another 15.17 percent to 1.856 billion.
This years' decrease of 16.9 percent is the
largest yearly drop so far.
The total assessed value is based on prop-
erty sales during the previous year as well as
new construction and additions to existing
property in the previous year.
Reduced property values mean a smaller
tax base for the cash strapped county. Tax
rates will have to be increased to bring in
even the sarne amount of taxes as last year.
The fall in property values is bad news


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Florida, formerly of
Kalamazoo, Michigan,
will observe their 60th
wedding anniversary with r:
family and friends on July t.l:,~
24, 2010 in Florida. Fi i~
Herman Doorlag
and Clara Keckler were
married on July 8, 1950. The happy family includes six children and their spouses, 17
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Sonja Bobrowski
Okeechobee's Dixie Youth T Ball Stars included (from Left to Right; Beginning at
the Top) Coaches John Rhoden, Tim Craig, Donnie Coleman, Heath Whipple, and
Dale Hardy; Logan Rhoden, Landon Craig, Callie Rucks, Madison Lilly, Ramone
Baker, Braison Crews, Joy Whipple, Javaris Johnson, Jordan Bobrowski, Dakoya
Nunez, Jacob Hardy, Emery Coleman, Kyle Shaw, Wyatt Friend.


Okeechobee News


July 7, 2010


state championship s
;hed second at the South Regional Rour- defeated Hardee 24-20. Wesley Chapel won
nent in Bushnell which began June 19. the State Title while Okeechobee finished
Okeechobee defeated West Seminole 29- second in the state.
West Volusia 21-20, and Bartow 27-16, Okeechobee's all star tearn was corn-
ing this tournament. They went on to prised of Javaris Johnson Junior, Cal-
two of three to the eventual champion lie Rucks, Madison Lilley, Braison Crews,
sley Chapel. Okeechobee lost garnes Landon Craig, Jacob Hardy, Jordan Bo-
and three, 14-8, and 26-19, and won the browski, Logan Rhoden, Wyatt Friend, Joy
Idle gane, 17-6. Whipple, Dalcoya Nunez, Rarnone Baker
At the State Rournarnent in Hardee andErnery Coleman.
Inty the young boys and girls once again The Okeechobee AAA and Ozone All
led outstanding ball and were able to Star tearns are scheduled to play in the State
ch the best in the state. Okeechobee Rournarnent in Sebring which begins on
minated Freeport 22-3 in their opener, and Saturday. Both tearns won championships
n lost to Wesley Chapel 19-9. Okeecho- in tournaments held during June. All of the
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It's been an excellent post season for
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A couple of OCRA tearns will play in State
Championship Rournarnents this weekend


for sorne people whose homes are now as-
sessed for less than what they owe on then.
Many people who bought in the last few
years or refinanced in the last few years are
in this category.
Things may be improving. Realtor Bran-
don Tucker predicted that the value of resi-
dential properties will stabilize while the val-
ue of corniercial properties will continue to
decline for two more years. The good news
for those wanting to buy now is that inter-
est rates are low. The bad news is that it is
harder to get credit than it has been in recent
years.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reachedant pgwda~newszap.com.


0 CRA teams qualify for
By Charles M. Murphy while the T-ball tearn already finished sec- fin
Okeechobee News and at their state tournament in Wauchula na









1Many sex abuse cases go unreported, say experts


'The aVefage SeXual perpetrator commits more than what is
documented or we know it is a lot more than what is known
and a lot more than is expected,'
Connie Delguidice of Hibiscus Children's Center


Children's shoe drive asks for gently worn shoes
American Drilling Services, Inc. will be accepting donations of new or gently used
shoes for school aged children in the community. The shoes can be dropped off at Amer-
ican Drilling Services, Inc. located at 405 S.W. Second Street or call Sarah at 863-763-3221
if you need someone to pick them up. All of the shoes will be given away on a first come,
first served basis on August 21 at the Back to School Bash at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center.

Habitat needs resale items
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County has opened a "Restore" and is in need
of resellable items. No clothing! Anything else for the home, to include household items,
furniture, building materials, electrical, plumbing and cabinets. For more information
call 863-467-6484 or leave a message at the Habitat office 863-467-6484.

CORSt Guard Auxiliary to do vessel exams
Flotilla 57 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary conducts vessel exams. They are free and they
will come to you. Call 863-763-9570 to make and appointment to examine your boat and
get it certified with a sticker.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
When dealing with a sexual offender-
young or old-one of the most frightening
facts is that in most cases the perpetrator has
actually committed far more acts of abuse
than the one for which they were caught.
"The average sexual perpetrator com-
mits more than what is documented or we
know--it is a lot more than what is known
and a lot more than what is expected," said
Connie Delguidice, the clinical director of
the family safety and awareness program at
the Hibiscus Children's Center. "If someone
is caught perpetrating on five kids, it's most
likely a lot more than that
"But, they won't take responsibility for
more than one. We're not going to know
about more victims unless more victims
come forward," she continued.
Ms. Delguidice, a Florida clinical sexolo-
gist and licensed mental health counselor
said in the case of child-on-child sexual
abuse if the perpetrator gets help when they
are young then often times they will not re-
peat their crime
"Studies do show that juvenile sex of-
fenders are highly treatable and the risk of
recidivism is very low if they are treated,"
she said
When it comes to child-on-child sexual
offenders, opinions differ as to what events
have happened in their lives that leads them
to become an abuser.
In a 2001 online article published for
child and youth care workers at cyc.online,
Dr. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D., wrote:
"After analyzing extensive evaluations for
hundreds of children, and their families, who
were referred to the author due to the child's
sexual behaviors, four definable clusters of
groups of children have begun to emerge on
a continuum of behaviors."
Those groups, as classified by Dr. John-
son are:
Group 1: children engaged in natural and
healthy childhood sexual exploration;
Group 2: sexually-reactive children;
Group 3: children who mutually engage
in a full range of adult sexual behaviors;
and,
Group 4: children who molest other chil-
dren.
Dr. Johnson went on to state that the con-
tinuum applies only to boys and girls aged

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60 to 70 percent of the boy perpetrators have
been molested, she added.
'All of the children live in home environ-
ments marked by sexual stimulation and
lack of boundaries, and almost all of the
children have witnessed extreme physical
violence between their primary caregivers,"
wrote Dr. Johnson, who is a licensed clini-
cal psychologist in Pasadena, Calif. "Most
parents of Group 4 children also have sexual
abuse in their family histories, as well as
physical and substance abuse."
Dr. Gene Able, MD, and director of the
Behavioral Medicine Institute in Atlanta, was
quoted in that same article as saying that it
has been hypothesized "... that the average
adolescent perpetrator could be expected to


commit more than 300 sexual crimes in his
lifetime."
Ms. Delguidice said she doesn't necessar-
ily agree that these young perpetrators come
from highly sexualized families or families
with a lack of boundaries.
"But, what I can agree with is that they
have been sexually abused," she said. "But,
it's not really that cookie cutter. Some have
come from very good families."
She went on to say that she has treated
200 or more children with sexual problems.
Ms. Delguidice, who is also a doctoral
candidate for counseling psychology, said
there are signs parents can watch for that
will tell them their child may be a perpetra-
tor.
"Watch for changes in behavior, because
a lot of thembhave been victims themselves,
she offered. "Look on their computers-are
they looking at kiddie porn? Really keep an
eye on your children. We have seen kids that
really watch a lot of porn and the parents
didn't know. We've seen boys having sex
with other boys in the house and the parents
didn't know.


"If your child is sexually touching a lot
of children and there's force or grooming
involved, you want to get your child some
help. Don't wait for the courts," continued
Ms. Delguidice.
She indicated that if there is a constant
amongst perpetrators it will be the 'groom-
ing process.'
"You will see offenders groom young
children. They want to sit next to young chil-
dren, they want to hang out with younger
children. I've seen this with my own eyes,"
she said. "Boys are more likely to do that.
There are girls who do it, but it's boys that
are more likely to do it."
More often than not the sexual offender
will be a boy. Girls, said Ms. Delguidice, will
be more sexually promiscuous but it's boys
who are sexually touching. Both, however
are sexual problems that need to be ad-
dressed.
If your child is displaying some of these
tendencies or you suspect your child is a
sexual offender, don't ignore it.
"Get them help. It doesn't mean you're
admitting guilt," urged Ms. Delguidice.







Public Forum/Speak Out


Wed., July 7, 2010


Okeechobee Roadwatch Clarification


Information in an article appearing on
page 13 of the Friday, July 2 edition of the
Okeechobee News under the headline "Cu-
ban cafe changes location" needs to be
clarified. Maria's Cuban Cafe has been at its
present location, 3235 U.S. 441 S.E. for ap-
proximately six months. We apologize for
any inconvenience caused.


Okeechobee

ForeCaSt

Today: A slight chance of showers be-
tween 8am and noon, then a chance of
showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly
cloudy, with a high near 90. Calm wind be-
coming east between 5 and 10 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 30%/.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around
71. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
92. Calm wind becoming east between 5 and
10 mh.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 71. East southeast wind between
5 and 10 mph becoming calm.
Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after noon. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming
east southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 73. South southeast wind
around 5 mph.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of show-
ers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with
a high near 90. Calm wind becoming east
southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 73. East southeast wind
around 5 mph.


Lotteries

Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 8-5-6; Play 4: 4-9-9-6; Fantasy 5:
1-6-15-23-26; Mega Money: 6-14-35-36 MB
16; Florida Lotto: 12-14-20-22-33-42 X 3;
Powerball: 3-10-14-52-53 PB 3 x3. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 0-1-6; Play 4:
1-5-3-5.


Roadwatch is prepared by Florida De-
partment of Transportation, District One Of-
fice, Bartow. Motorists are reminded to wear
safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy,
common sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.
Okeechobee County
*SE 43RD Avenue: Construction project
-- This proj ect consists of bridge removal and
replacement. During construction the bridge
will consist of a one lane roadway controlled
by temporary traffic signals. Construction
will be limited to daytime operations. Motor-
ists show use caution while in this area. The
project is expected to be completed in early
November 2010. The contractor is Ferreira.
*U.S. 441: At various locations: Main-
tenance project -- There will be possible
intermittent daytime lane closures on U.S.
441 while crews are removing trees and
vegetation along the roadway. Motorists are
advised to use caution while in the area and
expect possible delays.
*U.S. 441: From north C.R. 68 to north
of 168th street: Construction project -- This
project consists of roadway construction,
milling and resurfacing, widening, base
work, shoulder treatments, and signing and
pavement marking. Work began on Mon-
day, June 28, and is expected to continue
through mid September 2010. The contrac-
tor is Dickerson Florida


July blood drives planned

To donate blood is to help save lives.
As we celebrate our country's birth, we
can remember those whose lives you've
saved. Please keep up the good fight, in
our country's honor:
Thursday, July 8 Okeechobee County
Health Dept., 9-3
Sunday, July 11 Golden Corral, 11-4
Friday July 16 Seacoast Bank on U
S. 441 S., 10-4
Saturday, July 17 Seminole Cove,
8-10; Publix, 11-3
Sunday, July 18 Knights of Columbus
at St. Teresa Catholic Church, BHR, 10-3
Wednesday, July 21 U-Save, 12:30-
2:30; IRSC, 4-8


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it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the com-
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!

MSTU
*I spoke at the Town Hall meeting re-
garding the MSTU commenting that all prop-
erty owners would be contributing to the
Sheriff's Department. Mr. Bonner had every
opportunity to correct me and didn't. Com-
missioner Chandler was there and made no
attempt to correct my assumption of equal
taxation. They can say that they were not
aware of the statue Mrs. McCall cites for ex-
emption of payment by homesteads valued
under $25,000. I do not believe those of us
who do pay taxes, that pay all county salary
and benefits should be paying any admin-
istrator who doesn't know who has to pay
what when asking us to pay more. Sounds
like a bait and switch con game. Why wasn't
a service tax proposed? Isn't the sheriff's de-
partment like the garbage, fire, EMT? If we
want the service, we pay for the service. I do
like that I will see an offset to the ad valorem
millage. Was this not discussed by the BOCC
before the Town Hall? I'm lost in the spin.
*It really makes you wonder. Right up
until the MSTU meeting, the administration
let everyone think that the MSTU would be
paid by everyone and would not be subject
to homestead exemption. And then right
before the vote this comes up that what we
were told was wrong and that it is just an-
other ad valorem tax and will be subject to
homestead. So the people who are not pay-
ing now will not pay this either. And then
they say they have to vote that day because
it is the last day to vote on it. The whole thing
sounds like a set up to me. If they really were
ignorant up to that point, why are they on
the payroll? Those in charge should have
done their research. And if they did know
and didn't tell the public, isn't that worse?
*Everyone pays taxes. Even those that
have homestead exemptions.
*There is a good percentage of the
population who, due to homestead exemp-
tion, pay little or no taxes. This is a recurring
problem with the rural areas that have a lot
of older mobile homes.


*The workshops are for the citizens to
voice concerns, thoughts, suggestions, etc. It
is quite clear that the employees of the sher-
iffs office do not want their pay cut (who
would). The bottom line is what is. We have
spent too much, borrowed from reserves,
etc. You can't get away from it. If budgets
aes tot ctm nhat ar hyou rst ggstlionsmfor
not be the best idea at least there are some
commissioners trying to come up with ways
to fix the problem. I'm sure they would wel-
come your thoughts at the next meeting or
workshop.

$4 million deficit
*I think the county should require every
county employee to do a physical fitness
test, you don't pass you're gone.
*The fire department doesn't need to
update the brush trucks because they call
the Forestry Department to respond to those
fires. They could sell them at an auction and
save the maintenance cost. They should dis-
solve the fire department and pay the City to
respond to the calls. The sheriff's department
has waste also. Stop letting them dnive the
vehicles home. The Sheriff's department has
a large number of vehicles that are marked
and unmarked. The county commissioners
need to stop playing politics and do what is
best for the county, reduce the county to the
size that the taxes can support! How many
people couldn't pay for their taxes this year?
Everybody is suffering during this economy
don't make it worse.
*If the city fire department responded to
county calls, that would leave the city unpro-
tected. City taxpayers who have paid to have
those fire trucks ready to answer THEIR calls
are not going to go for that. And even if the
city fire department did answer county calls,
they would take just as long as the county
currently does to get there. It's a big county.
*Regarding the deputies taking the cars
home, this has been discussed many, many
times. It is more efficient to have the depu-
ties take the cars home for many reasons.
The cars are a visible deterrent to crime.
When people see a cop car, they pay more
attention to the traffic laws. When a marked
cop car is parked in a neighborhood, it helps
decrease crime in the area. We don't have a
lot of deputies so those off duty are still on
call. When they are called in, they need to
get to the emergency right away. If they have
to drive all the way to the office to pick up a
car, that is going to delay them as much as
an hour or more.


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Fundraising Fun Shoot raises $12,000 for OCA


"We are truly grateful for all the help and
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school year," says Sarah Reno, OCA Board
Member.







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Kiwanis guest
Willie Johns, center, was guest speaker at the July 1, Kiwanis meeting. He
recounted Seminole history and covered language, culture and traditions in
a very interesting way. Welcoming him were Steve Cates left, and Kiwanis
President Jim Vensel, right.


July 7, 2010


Okeechobee News


Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
Staff members from Okeechobee Christian Academy attending the Fun Shoot
Fundraiser event included: Linda Rickards, Lisa Woodham, Robyn Garner, Kar-
en Griffith, Crystal White, Carmalea Brown and Nick Reynolds.


OCA High Team with a score of 306 is Gilert Snap er Golf Cars, Brad Gibson,
Bruce Kovac, Mark Kovac and Lee Watford.


The Okeechobee Christian Academy
would like to thank everyone who partici-
pated and helped make the Fun Shoot at
Pine Creek a huge success! There were 75
shooters who participated in the fun and
friendly 100 target competition. The fund-
raiser brought over $12,000 which will ben-
efit the school in the upcoming 2010-2011
school year.
A big thank you goes to Sarah Reno,
Brandon Tucker, Teresa Chandler and Frank
DeCarlo for their hard work at coordinating
this event! Also, to the staff at Okeechobee
Christian Academy and Pine Creek Sporting
Club for their volunteer time! Special thanks
to the media for the continued coverage;


Okeechobee News, Billy Dean/WIOKC, The
Pennysaver and Okeechobee The Maga-
zine.
The event was made possible with the
following support and donations from; Pine
Creek Sporting Club, Platinum sponsors:
The Tucker Group LLC, Wilcox Builders,
WCW Holdings LLP and Terry Burroughs
Campaign. Gold: Pritchard's Insurance and
American Drilling. Silver: Shamrock Jewel-
ers, C.R. Dunn Electric, Optimum Services,
Everglades Farm Equipment, Seacoast, Wil-
liamson Cattle Company, Dunklin Memo-
rial Church, Bass Electric, Howard Nelson,
Lakeside Marine, Williams Pawn & Gun,
Land Rover of Palm Beach. Sign Sponsors:


Rocky's Barber Shop, Bass Funeral Home,
Century 21, Bill's Mini Mart, All Around
Services, Joey Hoover and Family, Abun-
dant Blessing Church, Pristine Properties of
Okeechobee, Waste Management, Farm Bu-
reau and Close Construction. Silent Auction
& Goody Bag Donations: Big Lake Eye Care,
SunTrust, Beef O Brady's, Pier II Resort, 4
Girls Limo, Hampton Inn, DP Productions,
Total Car Care, Wal-Mart and 5th Street Phar-
macy and East Coast Signs. Golf carts pro-
vided by: Gilbert Snapper. Shooter towels
donated by: Teez to Pleez. Ray Reno, 50/50
winner kindly donated back his prize of $225
to OCA!


Chandler
(at left) OCA Top Female Shooter with
a score of 79 is Melinda Earl.

(at right) OCA Top Male Shooter with a
score of 93 is Willie Kirchner.





Community Events

Red Cross plans July Health Local youth invited for


Obituaries


William C. Skinner Jr., 73
OKEECHOBEE -William C. Skinner, Jr., age
73, died July 5, 2010, at Raulerson Hospital,
hk ncbe. 1H9 3hraedo t a resi ent o Okee-
He was a Past Governor of the Moose Lodge
both in ( i... l .l. . (#1753) and Illinois.
He was also a member of the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237, VFW Post #4423 in
Okeechobee, and the Interlaken Sportsman
Club in Interlaken, New York. Also he was a
charter member of the Order of the Eagles and
the Oriels, both of cli...~ l .l ..
Preceded in death by his parents, William, Sr.
and Edna Skinner and sister, Margaret Benson;
he is survived by his wife of nine years, Mickey.
He is also survived by stepsons: Michael Wi
Skinner of California, George Porter Of Interlak-
en, New York, Steve !hM. IIn- ?I Porter of Saucier,
Mississippi, Rod Porter of Interlaken, New York;
and stepdaughter Robin (Herbert) Farr of Lodi,
New York. He also leaves behind brothers;
Robert (Marge) Skinner of Fort Myers, Florida,
John (Becky) of Arkansas; sisters Ethel Richter
of Palo, Illinois, Lola Crews of Bridgeview, Illi-
nois; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, July
8, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Abundant Blessings
Church Sanctuary. The family requests casual
attire.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Highway 411 N., (il., . l.. I.d~~~ Florida.
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Ann E. Gra 82
OKEECHOBIE Ann E. Gray, age 82, died
Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Hamrick Home.
4hehad been a resident of Okeechobee since
Survivors include a son, Allen Gray, of Okee-
chobee; a daughter, Betty Jo Harmison; and
two grandsons, Joey and Jimmy Harmison, all
of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is also survived by
a sister, Frances; nephew, Harold Fanning; and
nieces, Janice Hunter, Nancy Jo Anderson, Edith
Johnson, and Wanda, all of Alabama.
Visitation will be held today, July 7, 2010, from
10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at Abun-
dant Blessings Church Sanctuary. The service of-
ficiant will be Pastor Harold Fanning of LifePoint
Baptist Church of Decatur, Alabama. Interment
will follow at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida.

Louis Levi
Neal, 68
OKEECHOBEE -
Louis Levi Neal age
68, passed away on
July 3, 2010, at Lau-
rell Pointe. 9
Services will be
held at First Baptist
Church in Deans
Court on Saturday,
July, 10, 2010, at I
p.m.


and Safety classes
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross will hold the following
Health & Safety classes in July:
*Wednesday, July 7 First Aid Basics at
6 p.m.
*Monday, July 12 Adult CPR/AED at 6
p.m.
*Thursday, July 22 Infant/Child CPR/
AED at 6 p.m. All classes are held at their
Service Center, located at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
To register, or for more information call 863-
763-2488.

Raulerson Hospital extendS
breakfast invite
The ER staff at Raulerson Hospital un-
derstands that coming into the Emergency
Room can be stressful. Our dedicated staff
strives to make sure that each patient that
comes to our Emergency Room has the best
experience in the shortest time frame pos-
sible. Let us introduce to you some of the
processes that have been initiated along
with best demonstrated practices.
We invite you to join us for breakfast
and meet Dr. Michael Adelberg, Emergency
Room Directing Physician along with several
other ER staff on July 8, at 7:30 a.m. in the
Raulerson Hospital Cafeteria, 1796 Hwy. 441
N. Okeechobee. The cost is FREE, seating is
limited and an RSVP is required. Please call
Marnie Lauter, Public Relations/Marketing
Coordinator at 863-824-2702 to reserve your
seat. Don't let an Emergency be your first in-
troduction to the Emergency Room.

Classics Oldies Night
American Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond St., will host a Classics Oldies Night
with Michael's Music Memories Friday, July
9, beginning at 6 p.m. Food will be served 5
to 8 p.m.

Summer 'Teen Dance Party'
is set for Saturday, July 10
Another great night is planned for local
teens at the next Teen Dance Party set for
Saturday, July 10, from 7 until 10 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Live music
will be presented by DP Productions. The
cost for the dance is just $7 per person and
admission includes pizza, soda and chips!
All proceeds will benefit the Real Life Chil-
dren's Ranch. For more information please
call Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.

Croppin' Crew meets at
library Saturday, July 10
The Croppin' Crew now has a new meet-
ing place! We will be meeting on the second
Saturday of each month at the Okeechobee
County Library from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. All
levels of scrapbookers are welcome. Check
out what other local scrapbookers are doing
and share your ideas too. Bring your pictures
and any scrapbook pages that you are work-
ing on. For further information, call Joan at
863-467-0290 or Corry at 863-467-2231.


monofilament recovery project
Youth Engaged in Service (YES) is team-
ing up with SFWMD to help rid our waters of
tangled fishing lines. Join them on Saturday'
July 10l, at the Extension Office (458 Hwy.
98N) for a presentation about the Mono-
filament Recovery and Recycling Program
(MRRP). Guests will meet at 9 a.m. to learn
about and build monofilament recycling
bins. From there, a bus will transport par-
ticipants to three different sites off Hwy. 98N
to install these bins and enjoy the beautiful
scenery. The group will break for lunch at
Istokpoga Boat Ramp and return to the Ex-
tension Office at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will NOT be provided so please pack
your own. All ages are welcome to partici-
pate in this free event. To sign up, call the
Parks and Recreation Department at 863-
763-6950. The first 20 people to sign up will
receive a free MRRP t-shirt.

Nutfition class to be held
A CRA nutritional analysis class will be
held Monday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Doug-
las Chiropractic and Fitness Center. The class
will be taught by Dr. Edward Douglas. This is
free to the community. For more informa-
tion, call 863-763-4320.

CypfOSS Hut Eagles Auxiliary
iHViteS members to meeting
Attention all members of Cypress Hut
Auxiliary 4509. They would like to invite
all members to attend meetings which are
held the second and fourth Wednesday of
each month. Meetings start at 7 p.m. There
will be door prizes for those members in
attendance. They will have readings of the
by-laws on July 14 and the final reading on
July 28.

Spaghetti Dinner and
Karaoke at Moose Lodge
Okeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, 159
N.W 36th St. will be serving a spaghetti din-
ner on Thursday July 15 at 6 p.m. Karaoke
starts at 7 p.m. Members and guests are wel-
come. The event is sponsored by the sports
committee.








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Public invited to Fort Center archeological site


July 7, 2010


Okeechobee News


The Florida Public Archaeology Network
(FPAN) Southwest Regional Center, in con-
junction with the Southwest Florida Archae-
ological Society and the Clewiston Museum,
will host a Public Day at Fort Center on Fri-
day, July 16, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
Fort Center, an important archaeological
site on Fisheating Creek near Lake Okeecho-
bee in Glades County, was first excavated in
the late 1960s, and written about in a well-
known volume by William H. Sears in 1982.
Dr. Victor Thompson of Ohio State Ui-
versity, who is conducting an undergraduate
field school at Fort Center, will lead tours for
the public along with project team mem-
bers. Dr. Thompson's excavations mark the
first time in decades that the site has been
subject to excavation.
The Fort Center site is managed by Flor-
ida's Fish and Wildlife Commission and is
located off of SR-78 North of Moore Haven
at the Fisheating Creek parking access. The
site is located in a wooded and undeveloped
natural area, so proper attire (long pants,
sturdy shoes), sun and rain protection, and
a water supply are strongly recommended.
Restroom facilities, a parking area, and
picnic shelters can be found at the entrance.
The Florida Public Archaeology Network is
a statewide program dedicated to protecting
and preserving the state's fragile cultural re-
sources and involving the public in the study
of the past. For more information, online go
to www.flpublicarchaeology.org.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission web site, the first known settle-
ment occurred along the banks of Fisheat-
ing Creek between 1000 and 500 BC. The
early inhabitants, known as the Belle Glade
people, began building mounds and other
earthworks and subsisted by netting fish and
harvesting turtles, snakes, and alligators. Ac-
cording to University of Florida archeologist
Jerald Milanich, who worked on the area as
a student in the 1960s, perforations found
on turtle shells indicate turtles were tethered
to be eaten as needed. The creek was more
than a source of food and water. It was also
a canoe highway leading to Lake Okeecho-
bee and its resources to the east and other
settlements to the west.
The Fort Center site consists of mounds,
ponds, circular ditches, and linear embank-
ments built over at least 2000 years. William
Sears, director of the excavation and author


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sweetheart: "This stream is very tortuous,
and sometimes swells into a river, and then
dwindles into a brook."
The fort was reactivated at the start of
the Third Seminole War in 1855. Lieuten-
ant Henry Benson described Fort Center
upon his arrival in April 1855 as "more
disagreeable, unhealthy and devoid of in-
terest than I had expected....Mosquitoes
awful. 1,000,000,000 of them....Hot-hot as
fire all day." His diary concludes with "the
same in the same. Killed two snakes." At
the conclusion of the Third Seminole War
in 1858, many Indians had been removed
from Florida. In 1881, Clay MacCauley at the
direction of the federal government found
37 extended families living in 22 campsites
in five areas, one of which was Fisheating
Creek. By 1930, cultivation of sugar cane,
cattle ranching, and establishment of a re-
finery at Moore Haven forced the remaining
Seminoles to move from Fisheating Creek.
Some Seminoles went to work for cattle bar-
ron Jacob Summerlin.
Much of the land surrounding the creek
came to be owned by the Lykes Brothers.
The Lykes Empire began in the 1880s when
Dr. Howell Tyson Lykes began exporting
cattle to Cuba. All seven of his sons went
into the family cattle or shipping business,
and today Lykes Brothers Inc. is the larg-
est producer of cattle and the biggest meat
packer in Florida. Over the years the creek
has been the focal point in the lives of the
local people. They courted, married, honey-
mooned, and baptized their children there.
Along the banks they colored and hid Eas-
ter eggs and celebrated Thanksgiving. They
depended on the creek for subsistence and
recreation, hunting, fishing, and camping
along its banks.
The Lykes family prohibited develop-
ment along the creek and ran a campground
and a canoeing concession at Palmdale. In
1989, the Lykes Brothers closed the creek
to the public, igniting a 10-year legal battle.
On February 19, 1998, Circuit Court Judge
Charles Carlton ruled that Fisheating Creek
belonged to the people of Florida, although
the ordinary high water line, which is used
to determine the boundary between public
lands and private lands, had not been deter-
mined. Lykes Brothers appealed the deci-
sion. To put an end to litigation, the parties
agreed to a settlement calling for the state


of Florida to purchase a corridor along the
creek under the auspices of the Conserva-
tion and Recreation Lands (CARL) Program
using funds appropriated by the Florida For-
ever Act. This land (18,272 acres) became
Fisheating Creek WMA. The settlement
agreement has a number of stipulations
that determine recreational use on the area
including prohibition of motor vehicles, jet
skis, and jet-powered watercraft; bunting
west of U.S. 27 by quota permit only; pro-
hibition of hunting east of U.S. 27 except f or
special opportunity spring turkey hunts; and
restriction of airboats from portions of Cow-
bone Marsh.


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FWC/Florida Museum of Natural History
This artist's rendering shows Fort
Center as it may have looked between
1000 and 500 B.C.
of "Fort Center: An Archeological Site in the
Lake Okeechobee Basin," believes that corn
pollen found in one of the three overlapping
basins indicates that the Belle Glade people
grew corn. If true, Fort Center would be one
of the earliest, if not the earliest, example
of agriculture in the pre-Columbian Eastern
United States. Sears theorizes that people
dug ditches to drain the soil for corn, which
will not grow in wet soils, and that this prac-
tice may have spread across the Caribbean
or around the Gulf from the lowlands of
Mexico.
At the site, bundles of human remains
were found along with the remnants of a
wooden platform decorated with wooden
carvings of wildlife including life-size cats, a
bear, foxes, eagles, and wading birds. Other
objects were preserved in the muck at the
bottom of the pond including a wooden
carving of an otter running with a fish in its
mouth. The site, listed in the National Regis-
ter of Historic Places, was still occupied, al-
though there was no evidence of agriculture,
when the Europeans arrived in the 16th and
17th centuries.
During the Second Seminole War (1835-
1842), a cabbage palm palisade at the site
was named Fort Center for Lieutenant J.P.
Center. Oscen Tustenuggee, who had orga-
nized many war parties, and his two both-
ers Micco Tustenuggee and Old Tustenug-
gee and their wives lived in villages along
the creek. In 1842, George Henry Preble of
the U.S. Navy described the difficulties of
a trip up Fisheating Creek in a 30-foot cy-
press dugout canoe named "Susan" after his


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Chapter 116.21, FLORIDA STATUTES, that the following unclaimed
monies were collected by Sharon Robertson, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in and for Okeechobee County, Florida
in her official capacity prior to January 1, 2009 for which claims have not been made. Persons/entities having
or claiming any interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon Robertson, Clerk
of Circuit Court, Finance Division, 312 NW Third Street, Suite 165, Okeechobee, FL 34972, on or before
September 1, 2010. Persons/entities shall make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be enti-
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Dated this 19th day of May, 2010 in Okeechobee County, Florida.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Circuit Court
Publish: 7/7/2010 By Wanda Shaffer
The Okeechobee News Deputy Clerk


Okeechobee News


July 7, 2010


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W. Sixth
Ave., will host Vacation Bible School July
12 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening for
kindergarten through 12th grade. The theme
is "Saddle Ridge Ranch." For more informa-
tion call Micki at 863-467-6654 or Linda at
863-763-2938.
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth
St., will have "Saddle Ridge Ranch" Vacation
Bible School July 12-16 in the mornings
from 8:30 to noon for children from kinder-
garten through fifth grade.
The deadline to register for the Peace
Lutheran Youth High School Retreat
for eligible 8th-12th graders is July 12. The
group will travel to Kissimmee July 15 to 25
for a weekend of activities including swim-
ming, Bible study and mini-golf and culmi-
nate with worship services in Orlando. Call
Youth Minister Drew Achong at 863-763-5042
for more information.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W.
23rd Lane, will celebrate our nation's inde-
pendence and our freedom to worship our
Lord with a barbecue and pool party on
July 15 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. They will
have dinner and devotion at a pavilion by
the wooden jungle at the county sport com-
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This is how we do it
On Friday, July 2, one-year-old students at Bright Futures Day Care learned
how to paint their hand prints on T-shirts. As teacher Elizabeth Serrano helps
Brianna Wayling, center, Nikolai Astrada, right and Jaelynn Seigh left, look
on.


July 7, 2010


Okeechobee News


Kathleen Turner to compete
in preliminary Miss Florida
USA Pageant on Friday

Kathleen Turner is in Hollywood, Fla.
representing Okeechobee in the 2011 Miss
Florida USA Pageant. If she wins the title, she
will have the opportunity to compete in the
Miss USA Pageant, which could then lead to
the Miss Universe Pageant. Since her local
crowing at the Okeechobee County Fair last
March, Kathleen has been working hard to
prepare for this once in a lifetime opportu-
nity.
Kathleen recently graduated from
Okeechobee High School and plans to at-
tend Florida State University in the fall. She is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Turner.
She will compete in the preliminary pag-
eant on Friday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. and if she
makes the top 15, will compete in the finals
on Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. There are three
categories in which each contestant will be
judged: personality, swimsuit, and evening
gown.
Each category counts equally. Kathleen
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experience in the fashion and public rela-
tions industries is proud to work with amaz-
ing young women like Kathleen who want
to be coached, who want to feel empow-
ered and who want to win, while knowing
that it isn't only about capturing the crown,
but it is about the life experiences you gain
and the difference you can make in your
community.
After winning the local pageant, Kathleen
chose to participate in the state pageant,
which was the top prize for the new Miss
Okeechobee County Fair Queen. Due to age
rquirements,11( thlee Aha o nparticipfle

lows the footsteps of our past queens, 2008
Miss Okeechobee County Fair Queen Mary
Kathleen Barber and 2009 Miss Okeechobee
County Fair Queen Alexandrea Ming who
both represented Okeechobee in the Miss
Florida Teen USA pageant.
Pageant director Donny Arnold and his
family, co-director Bridgette Waldau, and
Kathleen's family and friends will be in Hol-
lywood to cheer her on.
The finals will be televised live locally on
channel WPTV 34 out of West Palm Beach
at 7 p.m. on July 10. Please check your local
16shings. Youtcan vi it thet sa sosriFdlorisd
comn) to see Kathleen and all the contes-
tants.
The Okeechobee County Fair Association,
along with the pageant committee are very
proud of Kathleen and wish her the best as
she eloquently represents Okeechobee at
the pageant.


special to the News /Hapnael Pacneco
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We have a variety of Breakfast, lunch &
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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Robert Staton, who worked for many years for Sheriff O. J. Raulerson, Jr. dis-
plays a poster of pictures of the late sheriff at the 2010 Inaugural "O.L. Rauler-
son, Jr." 4th of July BBQ Contest. Mr. Statton competed on the team "The O. L.
Gang" which won second place in the ribs division.


Okeechobee News


July 7, 2010


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Marshall Davis, left, competing under the team name "A Guy and His Grill" won
the Reserve Grand Champion Award at the 2010 Inaugural "O. L. Raulerson,
Jr," BBQ Contest held July 2 and 3 at Okee Tantie Campground and Marina.
Okeechobee County Undersheriff Noel Stephen, right, made the presentation.


Harden as pit boss came in fist in the pork
butt category. Second Place went to "3-D
Ice" and "Hoggy Style BBQ" care in third.
Possibly the most interesting category
was "Anything Butt" which was open to
anything but chicken, ribs or pork. Entries
in that category included turtle soup, peach
cobbler, fish tacos and swarnp cabbage.
First and second place in this category were
both taken by the tearn of "Beer and Bones"
consisting of Ricky and Ronnie White. Their
first place award was for venison and bacon
with their swarnp cabbage corning in sec-
ond. Third Place was taken by "Tearn Char-
lie's" with pit boss Tin Arnold.
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Guy and His Grill," Marshall Davis, pit boss.
The First Place Sauce Award was taken
by "Big Dan's BBQ," Danny Harden, pit
boss. Second Place for sauce want to "A Guy
and His Grill." Third Place was the tearn of
"Hoggy Style BBQ," with David Kilpatrick as
pit boss.
The tearn of "3-D Ice" won First Place in
the chicken category. "A Guy and His Grill"
was second and "Dirt Dobber BBQ," Darrel
Hampton, pit boss, care in third.
The best ribs were prepared by "Big O
Backyard BBQ", Michael Hulett, pit boss.
Corning in second was Robert Staton and
"The O.L. Gang." In third place was "A Guy
and His Grill."
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Jan Fehrman

Western display
Items from Gordie Peer's extensive Western Collection went on display Tues-
day, July 6, and will be on view through July 31, at the Okeechobee County
Library. Pictured above is a War Lance used in films that Gordie made in the
1950s. On Saturday, July 17, Gordie will be at the Library from 11:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. with his albums of film, rodeo and ranching photographs and will
be available to answer questions. Programs begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July
20-The Origin of the Cowboy; Wednesday, July 21-Guns from a Bygone Era;
Thursday, July 22-The Cowboy and his Rope; Friday, July 23-The Bull Whip.
These programs are free and open to the public and are provided by the
Friends of the Okeechobee Library. For more information, call the Library at
863-763-3536.


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treasures -featured in the new SFWMD
interactive recreation guide -provide an
escape from the daily grind.
The District is committed to increasing
recreational access to public lands, while
continuing to manage them effectively to
meet its environmental restoration, water
supply, water quality and flood control mis-
SlOnS.
The SFWMD recently completed con-
struction on three day-use shelters along the
Kissimmee River and Lake Kissimmee to
provide a rest stop and destination for boat-
ers, airboaters, canoe and kayak paddlers
and other outdoor enthusiasts.
Within counties served by the District,
Stormwater Treatment Area 5 (STA-5) in
Hendry County represents a prime example
of melding effective management and resto-
ration with recreation. The Everglades wa-
ter-cleaning marsh has become a premier
bird-watching spot in the United States, with
167 species recently recorded from the area.
The District has partnered with the Hendry-
Glades Audubon Society, which leads bird-
ing tours at the STA.
STA-1 East and STA-1 West on the west-
ern fringes of Palm Beach County's urban
area, 20 miles from the coast, offer wildlife
watching, hiking and biking opportunities
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during
daylight hours. Trophy bass fishing in the 27
miles of canals and boating are features at
the Harold A. Campbell Public Use Area at
STA-3/4 in southwest Palm Beach County.
The array of activities available on SFW-
MD-managed public lands also includes:
Horseback riding, bicycling, hiking and
canoeing in the KICCO Wildlife Manage-
ment Area in Polk County; primitive camp-
ing on Drasdo within the Kissimmee Chain
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only by water; hiking, horseback riding and
wildlife viewing in the DuPuis Management
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bathroom facilities. Airboat and power boat
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009CA733
JUDGE: LARRY SCHACK
EDWARD C. BLAICKWELL and RICKI B. BLAICKWELL,
VSPlaintffs,
CARLOS DEL CORRAL, DIANNA RENIIFO and UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF SAL F PURSUANT
TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment Of Foreclosure dated
Junde:O~ 10, 200 nte above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best
bde rcshat the July Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 11 am on the
14th day of July, 2010, the following described property:
Exhibit A
LEGAL DESCRIFFION
A parcel of land lying In Section 12, Township 35 South, Range 33 East,
Okeechobee County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows:
Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Secton 12, bear North 00 de-
grees 01 46" West along the West line of Section 12 to the West one quar-
ter (1/4) corner of Section 12, a distance of 2700.63 feet; thence bear
North ~87 degrees 25' 26" East, a distance of 1606.33 feet thence bear
South 00 degrees 01' 46" East, parallel with the said West line of Secton
12, to the Intersecton with the South line of said Section 12, a distance of
2728.28 feet; thence bear South 88 degrees 24' 35" West, along te said
South line of Secton 12 to the Southwst corner of secton 12 and the Point
of Beginning, Less and except the following described parcel of land, for the
purpose of a drama e easement: A strip of land 35 feet In width lying East
of, parallel with and contiguous to the following described line: Commenc-
ngat the said Southwest corner of Section 12, bear North 88 degrees 24
3"East, along the South line of Section 12, a distance of 675.59 feet for
the Point of Beginning of said line. Thence bear North 19 degrees 20' 07
East, a distance of 224.98 feet; tence bear North 05 degrees 20' 18" East,
a distance of 231.32 feet; thence bear North 22 degrees 31' 02" East, a dis-
tance of 143.63 feet; thence bear North 00 degrees 12' 19" East, a distance
of 158.75 feet; thence bear North 23 degrees 39' 29" West, a distance of
286.97 feet; thence bear North 20 degrees 01' 20" West, a distance of
39.1fe;tence bear North 13 degrees 20' 53" West, a distance of
231.32 feet; tence bear North 01 degrees 24' 50" West, a distance of
1113.41 feet to a point that bears North 87 degrees 25' 26" East from and a
distance of 498.21 feet from the said West one quarter (1/4) corner of said
Section 12 and the end of said line. Also less and except that parcel con-
veyed to Okeechobee County, Florida In 0.R. Book 609, Page 1609, Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly descrbed as fol-
lows: The North 33.00 feet (as measured at ringles to the North prop-
eity line of land descrbed In Oficial Records 282, Page 818 and 0. R.
Book 579, Page 540, both being of the Public Records of Okeechobee
CPa~rce Identlicaton Number:
1-12-35-33-0A00-00001-C000
~inanperson claiming an interest In the surtphus from the sale, If any, othe
wihi 6epdypser we r, as.of te date of he Lls Pendens must hl1 a claim
Dated this 21st day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of Court
By: Linda E Young
Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of
Sale pursuant to ES. Chapher 45 has been furnished by Unlaed States Mall
this 21st day of June, 20110, to Leonard Rutland, Ir., Esquire, 759 South
Federal Highway, Sulte 218, Stuart, Florida 34994 (TELEPHONE
#772-286-6341), Carlos Del Corral, 6300 NW 97th Avenue, Miaml, Florida
33178, and Dianna Renllfo, 6300 NW 97th Avenue, Miaml, Florida 33178.
3584480ON 6/30;7/7/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000704
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR
FDERAL SAVINGS BANK, PLATINFF,
JACQUES 3. MORISSET, ET AL., DEFENDANTSS.

CONSTUCIE OCSTERlCE
TO: NYSOLA GRANT
whose residence Is unknown If he/she/they be lving; and If he/she/they be
dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
eeasgne es lenors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an Inter-
est ~hrug under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be
deestIad vand all parbes having or claiming to have any right, title or in-
teeti h rprydescribed In the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
theU YARSErlHREy NOTIFIED that an acton to freclose a mortgage on
LOT 4:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 23, BEING ALSO T~HE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
N.W. 96TH STREET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE BEAR S00037'55"W FOR A DISTANCE OF
4068.47 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UE S00037'55"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR S87027'19"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR N 00037'55"E, ALONG SAID
EAST BOUNDARY LINE. FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W FOR A DISTANCE OF
2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING. CONTAINING 41.93
ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL
EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND/OR RIGHTS-
OF-WAY OF RECORD.
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 70.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR
THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING IN SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE (' 3UNTY,
FLORIDA, LYING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL
WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE N.W.
96TH STREET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-
OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE
BEAR S00037'55"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 5109.24 FEET TO THE
POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT.
has been iled against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it on DAVID i. STERN, ESQ. Plaintlf attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Island Road #400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 no later than 30 days from the date of the inst publicaton of
thesonotsce of actio antd h1 the origlni wit lyeclrerk o h urt eite
dfaul will ehe eneed against you for the relief demanded In the complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 30th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN ATTORNEY FOR PLANTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-94591 NCM
NOTTCF RFGARDTNG THF AMFRTCANS WTTH DTSARILTI TTS ACT OF
IeIne 1coarcaoncemwit the Am nc n WI~ Dab j desAct,she don nedt

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witi eN hweorl ng idayo your rcit ofthi Sum u r/Noe o ea
call 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Se vice.
359480 ON 7/7,14/10


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).
*Tyler Watford, 18, of N.W 26th Avenue,
Was arrested on July 2, by Joseph Cracchiola
Of the Florida Department of Corrections. He
Was charged with two counts of violation of
prObation. No bond was set.
*Brian Davids, 29, of Okeechobee at
large, Was arrested on July 3, by Okeecho-
bee County Deputy Sheriff John Hazy on
U.S. 441 SE. He was charged with aggravat-
ed battery Bond was $2 500.
AaaOn DaKef, L 1, 01 S.E. Eighth street,
Was arrested on July 3, by Okeechobee
Clty Police Patrolman L. Parzygnat. He was
charged with driving while license suspend-
ed-habitual. Bond was $2,500.
*Gary Sumner, 57, of West Palm Beach,
Was arrested on July 4, by Okeechobee
COunty Deputy Sheriff Steven Mckinley on
N.W 10th Street. He was charged with bat-
tery on a person 65 years or older. Bond was
$10,000.
*Maddiel Morales Rogue, 30, of Fort Lau-
derdale, was arrested on July 2, by Florida
Highway Patrol Trooper D. Maliszewski on
the Florida Turnpike in Okeechobee County.
He Was charged with manufacture and or
distribution of marijuana and possession of
OVer 20 grams of marijuana. Bond was set
at $12,500.
*Taren Stage, 18, of Vero Beach, was
affeSted on July 1, by Okeechobee County
Deputy Greg Popovich at the County Jail on
a lOcal warrant. He was charged with bat-
tery on a detention or commitment facility
Staff member, escape from a juvenile facility,
and grand theft. Bond was $75,000.
*JameS Twomey, 51, of N.W 110th
Street, was arrested on July 4, by Okeecho-
bee County Deputy Sheriff Steven McKinley
at his residence. He was charged with bat-
tery on a person 65 years or older. Bond was
to be set in the case.
This column lists arrests and not con-
oiCtiOns, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
liSted here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee Count Board of County Commissioners will hold Its Regu-
lr Sss50n on Thrsoday lu t5 e21 ist ri0 oa~m th "u e e IWilan
Street,07keechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings Is made,
which record shall Include the tetimony and evidence upon which the ap-
peal Is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida
Statute 286.26, persons with disablitis needing special accommodaton to
particle ate In this proceeding should contact Paula Poskon, no later than
63-7 -2 working dialls.o tyo a he proceedingcat 8 3-7 -455 9ToC
1-800-222-3448 (volce) or l-888-447-5620 ( P).

Bar~deo ount Cmissiones
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
hoard bfC unty C mmln nes
359217 ON 7/7/10


nnm!
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NIN TEENTH 3RUDICIA CIBEUIT
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-168
CARLOS AYALAI,
VIT R AMALA-NRDODZRGUEZ,
VSPlaintiffs,
THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM B. ODOM
PTICIOA DUN dHELTON
Defendants *
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: PATRICIA DUNNE HELTON
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to quiet title of the follow-
Ing described property In Okeecho-
beCounty, Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL.
Lots 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 Block 2,
SOUTHWEST ADDITION
OKEECHOBEE, according to
the plat themeof as record ed in
mc:,orsof Olgkeec obee
Coun y, Florida.
Parcel ID:
3-21-37-as-o17o-oo210-0030
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
writhn 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 the first publica-
tlon otherwise a judgment m~ay be
entered against you for the reifde-
manded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 8th day of June,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circult Court
By: Linda F.Young
DEPUTY CLERK
3572510N 6/16,23,30;7/7/ 0


rmrx
f thls nc odba ahjon tand hea t
original with the clerk of this court el-
ther before se vice on Plaintffs attor-
ney or Immediatel thereafter;
h~erwtiseoua refu wll be ent~e e
In the complaint or petiton iled
her TNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 29th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLATINFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD


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INOHE IHRCUIT URT
FLOIDeANPROBA0TE DMVSION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
30S CEARRERA MARTINEZ

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOSE BARRERA MARTINEZ, de-
ceased, whose dah of death was
April 2, 2010, and whose social se-
curity number Is NONE, Is pending In
the Circuit Court for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is 312 Northwest
3972. Th namleechndb ,dre ser o
ehe personal repres ta e rnth~e

al redtfer 10 .the decedent and
mads agls t hd en messtoed o
whord a oy yser hsm nbe Istre


OF THIOFN RECE O T30 DAS AT R
ETH DI OTFC OF SIE OF A COPY
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against deced not's estte
must ile their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAiIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The dah of firs publicaton of tis
noc i rsonal Representative:
Leonel Brrm -Ma Inez
Gonzalez, CA 93926
A~t rny Mfor P msona I ursenttve:
A~onyfrLoe arera-Martinez

r11o~ ee ra Highway


Teleph56: 2( 610)9 5-1966
359413 ON 7/4,11/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
OKEEC RBE COUNUTD, LRRIDA
CASE NOCI 47L2 1TO-N-000245
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
Plaintiff, 7
~ONATHAN RILE e I ,
Defendan .E, ea,
NOTTCF OF ACTION

LIT T3NOnAN ADRDSS: 3295 E
SATE ROAD 64, WAUCHULA, FL
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

ANES DLIM NGU NO, 0 R -
HRIN NNMEDA IDVIDU L
KNWNATNOT E DWHD OARREAL T ,
WAHRTET MAYS DLIM ANITR
ES, SASGS NMSE, HEORS,O R V
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage onK EeCfo 3 w
ung pr~opet d OECBE
'ony Foia
LOT 16, BLOCK 2,BRINDABAN
FOREST ACCOR ING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LEOCA ED AHEURIENNAS CA

TEREAT/ B)T A6N1G8I.D. NOS.

has been filed against yu are re-
rhn efe sese eth n3p0 doy syouerwrhe
hrst ub caton,r ,fan~y,Lon Flan a

attorney 3s nddrS I ,119 C


wPPI tsl ourt either beforeesdeaie
theereeafter, otherwise ua odrefaultr wl
demanded In t Complaint or peti-
tion.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecubve
weeks In the Okeechobee News (In-
dependent Newspapers).

WITNCESuS monh ndlan ddheoseauof
2010.

Sarron Ro ertson
by: LnDa u Y er

Florida Default Law Group, RL.
O Box.Flo~rdla 33622-5018

*S Am ricans with Disabilities Act
NOTCEW RGARSDIN GU A E I
1990. In accordance with te Amerl-
cans With Disablitbes Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, ~PortSt. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing Im alred call
1-800-955-8771. If you are volce Im-
paired call 1-800-955-8771.
359402 ON 07/07,14/10

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IN1 HECUIRCCUICCO ROFTFHE
AND FOROKFECRH BEE COUNTY,
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-00527
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE-
HOLDERS CITIGROUP MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED
RASOTHROUG CERTIFICATES SE-
VSPLAINTIFF,
CARDREO LN N LSBRITTON, ET AL.,

NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE

ADC PMELLA Y. AB IT
MEItA P MBEL AA KUCH A/Kt/A
wos /tresidebce lIsv unkn wd If
he/she/the be ded teukond i
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
Ilenors, creditors, trustees, and all
p~~arte lamin an nterest by,
thogunder or against the 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 propet descrbed In
the mortgage being frclosed here-

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LT2,LESS THE EAST 100
ARTES BOCKRI 0II R NE

SLTBOK 3, PAGE CH, U L
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
arbtre uired 0sErv nP aop oY

3ey 2hs 2delsbs I 00 Os ot


IN THE CIRCUHr COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH3UDICIALCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 09-CA-347
CLAUDE A.BOWEN and
IEWEL A. BOWEN
vs.Plitfs
ONSG CON E TS, L C, A F rnda t-
ed iablt IR Ca, ad odGaREEN
Ited ~a at pany,

NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: Oscar Klzar
Vr202B 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.
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 d se of the first publication,
n l eoriginal with the clerk of
this court either before service on
the plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default wil
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.

slr of Cici o

By: Linda F Young
DEPUTY CLERK
3571600ON 6/16,23,30;7/7/10

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id today's la sflieds.


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CC-061
PUBLIC RISK MANAGEMENT, INC.,
as Subrogee of CITY OF OKEECHO-
BEE, a Florida municipal corporation,
and CTY OFOKEECHOBEE,

SNTIAGO VEGA,
Defendant.
NOTTCF OF ACTION

YOCUmApRE HEREdBYmNOTICEDbthat
uled againstyoa aonpd uyou ae r

DNVN N ROPER, aEdS RE,
p1a6 Nff omr Aey, who k, FL 3270
within 20 days aft~eroppublication of
this notice and ile the original an-
swer with the Clerk of Court either
before service on plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter Ifa defen-
dant falls to do so, a default will be
entered a alnst that defendant for
the relief demanded In the complaint
or pettlon.
DATED ON March 16, 2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of te Circult Court
By /s/ Heather Thomas
Deputy Clerk
357606 ON 6/16,23,30;7/7/10

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Some local government officials are op-
posed to Amendment 4 while it is supported
by a group called Florida Hometown De-
mocracy. The proposed amendment to the
Florida Constitution, which will appear on
the ballot this fall, states that before a local
government may adopt a new comprehen-
sive land use plan or amend a comprehen-
sive land use plan, it must be put to a vote
of the people. This does not include zoning
changes. However, it does include routine
changes to local comprehensive land use
plans that are required by state or federal
law.
City of Okeechobee Administrator Brian
Whitehall called the proposal "an eco-
oIc sdn elpim tb dtImet. g H kadded
bee."
"I don't think it is good for us," asserted
Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk. "It would
really stall growth and be expensive." He
said it would take control of growth away
from the government.
"I am against it without a doubt," assert-
ed City Councilman Dowling Watford. He
listed four reasons he opposed the measure.
The first is it would be very cumbersome.
The second is that it would be extremely ex-
pensive. Mr. Watford said it also distorts who
could get amendments passed. He said that
big developers who could afford advertising
campaigns to educate the public about their
proposals would be favored. The fourth rea-
son he hitdeisota itsw ud crcun nt the

make such decisions.
I'm not sure it's any advantage to the citi-
zenry," is the opinion of Okeechobee Coun-
ty Administrator Lyndon Bonner. He said
that while a lot of the language is appealing
the implementation would be very difficult.
He said that even small textual changes to a
comprehensive plan would require the ex-

peCrmisofna .o Hoover said that if it
were passed only the rich could get a land
use change. He said that the way it is now
a person has to go through the planning de-
pr ment sadfdand th a gansning an zdonen~gt

4 ils passed lodn issitoneraHooveresaid a de
paign to educate the public as to why they
should vote for his proposal. He too, thinkS
the ptoes d ool de vry tl mbnsr in-
ion of Commissioner Clif Betts. He said that
in many cases the public does not under-
stand the ramifications of the amendments
they are voting on.

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The "Tantie Quilters" will have the His-
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July and August. It will be open on Thursday,
July 29. August meeting dates are Thursday,
Aug. 5 and Aug. 26. The hours are 9 a.m. -
1:30 p.m. Call Betty Williamson at 863-763-
6226 with questions.


Okeechobee News


July 7, 2010


Hometown Democracy, the group that
sponsors Amendment 4, claims that it will
stop urban sprawl. Commissioner Chandler
said that it is the job of county planners to
prevent urban sprawl.
Hometown Democracy claims that rou-
tine granting of developers' plans has de-
stroyed comprehensive plans. The group
claims that Floridians are now living with
the consequences of unplanned runaway


growth, overcrowded roads, depleted water
supply, rising taxes, and reduced quality of
life. The group claims that too often local
governments have acted to keep developers
happy at the expense of the community's
wellbeing. They say that under Amendment
4 changes to comprehensive plans will be
made in the public interest. Hometown De-
mocracy claims the cost will be negligible.
The group says referendums can be held on


regularly scheduled ballots or developers
can pay for a special election if they so de-
sire. Florida Hometown Democracy claims
that if Amendment 4 passes the number of
speculative plan change requests will drop
because voters will have to be persuaded of
the validity of the proposed change. They say
it will prevent unpopular land use changes.

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Jose Hernandez took the second place
spot in the 11-14 age group with his
two-fish catch weighing 9.60 Ibs.


Boxing Club plans summer camp


July 7, 2010


Okeechobee News


Our April tournament was held out of
Taylor Creek. Twenty anglers took to the
water bringing in 51 largemouths for a total
of 80.45 lbs. Three winners in the 11-14 age
group brought in a combined total of over
25 lbs with First place going to April Floyd
with a catch of 10.31 lbs. In second place
was Jose Hernandez with 9.60 lbs. and a Big
Fish catch for one single fish weighing 6.67


lbs. and in third place was Ryan Edwards
with a total weight of 7.94 lbs.
In the 15-18 age group winners with a
combined total of 24.21 lbs of fish were:
First place Kyle Monti 7.44 lbs. In second
place Garrett Folbrecht 7.14 lbs. and in
third place Luke Joles 6.86 lbs., and Big
Fish 2.77 lbs.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Big O Teen
Anglers
April Floyd ironically was the big win-
ner in the April tourney with a three fish
combined weight catch of 10.31 Ibs.


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Third place winner in the 11-14 group
was Ryan Edwards. Ryan's catch with
two fish weighed in at 7.94 Ibs.


In the older anglers division, Luke
Joles, of the 15-18 year old group took
the third place spot with a total weight
of 6.86 Ibs.


Gladiators Boxing Club has opened
their first summer camp. The camp, which
will be held the weeks of July 6-9, July 12-
15, July 19-22, July 26-29, Aug. 2-5 and Aug.
9-12; will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
Gladiator's Boxing Club, 212 N.E. Seventh
Ave.
Camp activities will include volleyball,
wrestling, swimming, paddle boats, fish-
ing, canoeing, boxing, weightlifting, kick-


ball, soccer and witness exercise. T~he camp
is open to children ages 7 to 18. Price is
$100 per week. The camp administrator
is Bruce Jahner, Okeechobee High School
wrestling coach.
"The purpose of the camp is to give the
kids something to do in the summer, and to
promote physical fitness," said the coach.
For more information, call the club at
863-467-2582.


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spots in spring tourney


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