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Okeechobee middle school FCAT results mixed


then and they decided to look at alterna-
tive sites. To the best of my knowledge
they have not chosen one."
Grande said he held out hope that the
NEC would ultimately decide to corne to
St. Lucie County. "Right now the plans are
on hold. They haven't told us that they
plan to move forward with us. They are
weighing their options and doing their due
diligence on the options open to thenn"
Grande said St. Lucie continues to be
the preferred site for the facility. Anirnal
Rights groups had objected to the elephant
center and particularly the use of a bull
hook to control the animals when employ-
ees an dtra ners are in close contact with
Grande said he didn't think the Corn-
See ELEPHANT Pagfe 2


I Lake Levels


Students' FCAT scores to
be mailed out next week

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Osceola and Yearling Middle School stu-
dents saw sorne irnprovernent on the FCAT
during the 2010 school year.
Students were tested on their skills in


reading, math, writing and science.
The number of Osceola fifth graders who
read at grade level improved from 59 to 61
percent. Fifth graders at grade level in math
increased from 47 to 51 percent. Fifth grad-
ers at grade level in science spiked from 30
to 41 percent.
Osceola sixth graders were tested in read-
ing and math. Reading scores went from 57
percent at grade level to 60 percent. Math
scores rose from 53 to 54 percent.


Osceola seventh graders were tested in
reading and math. Those at grade level in
reading fell from 62 to 60 percent. Fifty-nine
percent were at grade level in math con-
pared to 65 percent in 2009.
Osceola eighth graders were tested on
all four subjects. The percentage of students
who were at grade level in reading rose from
45 to 47 percent, from 60 to 68 percent in
math, from 83 to 92 percent in writing, and
from 33 to 36 percent in science.


Yearling middle school sixth graders had
lower scores in reading and math. There
were 63 percent at grade level in reading
and 50 percent at grade level in math. That
compared to 65 percent in reading and 59
percent in math during 2009.
Sixty-seven percent of seventh grade stu-
dents at Yearling were at grade level in read-
ing and 60 percent in math in 2010. That
See FCAT Pagfe 2


Sanctuary for elephantS
plan stalled by debate
over use of bull hooks

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
St. Lucie County officials are anxiously
awaiting a decision from the National El-
ephant Center on whether or not they will
build an elephant retirement horne facility
near the Okeechobee County line.
Corniissioner Charles Grande said he
cnonaties a stptisin taucha st thn fr
then in the near future. "There's been a
lot of publicity about what has been go-
ing on. They had other locations approach


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Heavy rainfall in Okeechobee County this week left some low-lying areas flood-
ed. There's a chance of more rain this weekend. For the weekend weather fore-
cast, see Page 4.


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F CATFCAT results in the eighth grade at Year-
ling dropped in reading 53 to 48 percent,
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FCAT writing rose from 85 to 93 and fell in
compared to 64 percent in reading and 67
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from 66 to 56 percent in math. In writing
scores rose from 84 to 94 percent at grade
level. Fifth graders had lower scores in read-
ing 63 to 54 and unproved scores in math
with 61 percent at grade level compared to
54 percent last year.

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percent at grade level. Of fourth graders, 70
percent were at grade level in reading and
76 percent in math this year. On the writing
test there were 91 percent at grade level this
year compared to 82 percent in 2009. Last
era 74prcent were at grde level in read-


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
FCAT test results were mixed for
Okeechobee Elementary Schools this year
according to results released recently by the
Florida Department of Education.
atl f tev det were ba ed on students

clined as 67 perce t rea aat gad o el i
2009 and 62 percent in 2010. Of third gad-
rs, 8: pere ntdwere at grade lvel inmath in
Central fourth grade reading scores
dropped from 77 percent at grade level to
68 percent while math scores fell from 83
to 74 percent. On FCAT writing, 8.5 percent
were at grade level in 2009 and 92 percent
in 2010.
Everglades third graders showed in-
provernent from 60 to 66 percent in read-
ing and from 62 to 69 percent in students at
grade level in math. Fourth graders fell from
68 percent to 59 percent in reading and from
72 to 63 percent in match. On the writing


test 91 percent were at grade level in 2009
and 91 percent again in 2010. The fifth grade
class saw sharp declines in reading from 65
to 56 percent at grade level. Math scores fell
15 points from 51 to 36 percent.
North Elementary third graders saw read-

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percent read at grade level this year con-
pared to 66 percent in 2009. Math scores
Ils dr ppd fro 69 pre a ade 1vel
ao 63 p ernt. Forth grds timr pved da-
rnatically in writing fron83 to 92 percent. As
for fifth grade, 61 percent read at grade level
this year compared to 74 percent last year.
Only 57 percent were at grade level in math
compared to 61 percent last year.
Seminole Elementary School saw sorne
irnprovernent in math this year and mixed
results in reading. Third graders at Seminole
improved in reading from 54 to 58 percent at
grade level. The math scores dropped from
73 to 70 percent. Fourth graders fell from 70
to 61 percent at grade level in reading and


grade level in reading, 63 percent at grade
level in math, and 90 percent at grade level
in writing this past year. In 2009, 31 percent
of students scored at grade level in reading,
65 percent at grade level in math, and 68
percent at grade level in writing.
Eleventh grade science scores also de-


Ninth graders at New Endeavor High
School improved in reading as 23 percent
were at grade level compared to 15 percent
in 2009. Math scores dropped from 27 per-
cent at grade level in Math in 2009 to 23 per-
cent this year.


would not be allowed. "We would be anx-
ious to have then and they would be a wel-
corne addition but the conditions we set on
then are important to us."
Grande said he would continue to con-
verse with the NEC and noted they have
been very cordial and have kept hirn up to
date on all of their plans.


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terrorist threats. SMSgt Radford
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He as de~pl n support o
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Elementary FCAT scores released


0HS scores show problems
By Charles M. Murphy lined as opecent were at grade level in
Okeechobee News 2010 compared to 39 percent in 2009.
Okeechobee 10th graders were tested on At the Okeechobee freshman campus
reading, math and writing and 11th grad- reading scores rose from 37 percent at grade
ers were tested on FCAT science during the level in 2009 to 46 percent at grade level in
2010 school year. 2010. Math scores dipped slightly from 66
According to the test scores released last percent at grade level in 2009 to 64 percent
week, 25 percent of 10th graders scored at in 2010.


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into providing support or
feSOUTCeS."
Cheri Sheffer, DCF

"That's voluntary," explained Ms. Sheffer
in a telephone interview from her Fort Pierce
office. "The family and/or legal team can
reach out if they see fit, but we don't really
play a role in that. That's court driven."
The counseling procedure, she contin-
ued, depends on the person's relationship
with DCF. While they can provide funding
for mental health treatment, access to those
services is client driven. If the court is requir-
ing treatment, then that would be under the
jurisdiction of the court.
"Our ability to compel them is limited by
the relationship to the client or court order,"
said Ms. Sheffer. "If the court orders DCF to
seek treatment, then we would move for-
ward."
She went on to say if the accused juve-
nile offender is ruled incompetent to stand
trial, then DCF can offer training to restore
them to competency. For DCF to take part,
she said the child must be mentally retarded
or diagnosed with a mental illness. At that
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ing to restore the child to competency.
In some cases where the juvenile has
been ruled incompetent to stand trial, the
juvenile would then be evaluated by the
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD).
When that evaluation has been completed,
APD makes its findings available to the court
and another competency hearing is then
scheduled '
Ms. Sheffer explained that although the
DCF works closely with the APD, they are
a separate state agency that is not directly
managed by DCF.
"We're not automatically involved unless
child abuse is found," Ms. Sheffer said. "If the
child meets criteria for competency training,
then we would meet that. But, that's laid out
in (state) statute."
Unless DCF conducted an investigation
and found abuse or neglect Ms. Sheffer said
the agency would not have offered help, but
they would make referrals. She went on to
say that if her agency had received an abuse
or neglect report that had been investigated,
then they would reach out through commu-
nity resources.
"We can act as a resource to any family
that needs to reach out for resources," she
added, "but unless we have an active abuse
or neglect case we don't have the ability to
say to a family 'you must do this' or 'you
must do that."'


ByEr K p
O eecrl bee Npews
When it comes to juvenile sexual abuse
perpetrators, the Department of Children
and Family Services (DCF) doesn't get in-
volved until ordered to do so by the court.
"In child-on-child, we're more into pro-
viding support or resources," said Cheri
Sheffer, DCF community relations manager
for District 19. "When the child is the per-
petrator, they aren't a caretaker of the victim
so it becomes incumbent on the parents to
protect them from harm."
District 19 includes Indian River, Martin,
St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Although the state agency can be directly
involved in abuse or neglect cases, getting
help for a juvenile accused of sexual abuse
does not come under DCF's purview.


*Orlan Hagins, 30, of NW 3rd Street, was
arrested on July 7 by Okeechobee County
Deputy Sheriff Fred Bradley. He was charged
with violation of parole. No bond was set.
*Justin Dale, 32, of SE 21st Court, was
arrested on July 7 by Okeechobee County
Deputy Sheriff Brian Potter on NW 36th
Street. He was charged with failure to ap-
pear in court, contempt of court, and pos-
session of cannabis under 20 grams. No
bond was set.
*Heriberto Irizarry, 50, of SE 28th Street,
was arrested on July 7 by Okeechobee
County Deputy Sheriff Yamil Astacio. He
was charged with DUI, driving while license
suspended with knowledge, resisting ar-
rest without violence and failure to submit
to a lawful blood or breath test. Bond was
$2,000.
This column lists arrests and not con-
victions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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 Flonida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Sharod F. Kelly, 21, of NW 12th Street,
was arrested on July 6 by Okeechobee City
Police Patrolman Chad Troutman. He was
charged with burglary to an unoccupied
dwelling and grand theft. Bond was set at
$25,000.
*Stephenie Morgan, 24, of NW 96th
Court, was arrested on July 6 by Okeecho-
bee County Deputy Sheriff Max Waldron.
She was charged with grand theft. Bond was
$1,000.
*Jonathan McCabe, 33, of SW 13th
Street, was arrested on July 6 by Department
of Corrections Probation Officer Melissa
Spencer. He was charged with two counts
of violation of probation on a Glades County
case that charged him with battery on a law
enforcement officer and resisting arrest with
violence. No bond was set.


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does not turn back to God it will go the
same way other countries are going and that
is to hell in a handbasket. Our forefathers
built this country on the Word of God that
He would protect us and care for us as long
as we honored Him and obeyed His com-
mandments. Put God back in your homes,
back in your lives, back in your schools and
even back in your churches.
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sage for all of us.
May God have mercy on this country.I
will continue to pray for all of us.
Jesus loves you and so do I,
Cheryl Gawda


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Friday, July 9, 2010


Speak Out hosmoved online, where
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munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Sheriff's budget
*The sheriff returns money to the coun-
ty every year? This tells me that the sheriff
doesn't do a good job when budgeting al-
ways requesting more money than needed if
he is returning money year after year.
*Regarding the sheriff returning money,
I think it is a "plan for the worst" but hope
for the best situation. When setting up the
budget, the sheriff has to plan for some
contingencies. For example, if there is a hur-
ricane and he has to keep all of the depu-
ties working 12 hour shifts with no days off
because we are on curfew and they have
to patrol to prevent looting, etc. So they
need some buffer in the budget because
the county can't just collect more money to
cover something like that. They might even-
tually be reimbursed by FEMA or something
but when they need to write the paychecks
they money has to already be in the bank.
But they try to be frugal all year and only
spend what they absolutely have to so they
do have some left at the end of the year to
return. When most people make up their
household budget, they try to put a little
in reserve for emergencies and then if you
don't spend it, you are happy to have some
money in savings.
*Sheniff May has been responsible and
is doing his best to help this county during
these hard economic times. I am no rocket
scientist, but I suggest only two things the
sheriff could do. One is to consolidate the

h 11 ere is toh estalsh b sheriff' hd art
naae te save ."?en r ars nhdicmeinr -
sent out to different locations and the cost
itol Mt t ere be a couple of hurricanes and
see how much he has to turn back in. Thank
God he's had it to turn back in. Yes, you are
right the Sheriff is a good man and he has
lots of good people working for him. Oh
yeah one other thing I am a registered voter.


*Amazing how people want to save a
dollar at the cost of lives and property. It's
easy to say we don't need something until
we need it.
*Regarding the consolidating the police
and the deputies idea, the sheriff has no con-
trol over that. The city and the county are
separate governments. People who live in
the city limits pay city taxes and county tax-
es. They pay separate city taxes which pays
goor the nst plied It sou c bne staewo
the sheriff anything. They might even have
less tax money to spend. Why would city
residents agree to keep paying extra taxes if
they weren't getting the additional services?
*The sheriff's office having their own garage
might be a workable idea. They should
check into what that would cost, to hire
their own mechanics and set up their own
shop, as opposed to what they are paying
now for vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Maybe they could do it in combination with
the road and bridge department, since they
have a lot of equipment that probably has
to be maintained and/or fixed. Maybe all
county vehicles should be taken care of at a
county garage. If it would be a savings of tax
dollars, go for it. Or perhaps it would inspire
the local garages who get the contracts now
to offer better rates in order to keep the
business.

Fatal accident
*If nothing else, this accident should be
a wake up call for everyone who hauls any-
thing on a truck or trailer. Secure your load.
Double check it. Make sure that whatever
you are hauling is not going to endanger
others.

Town Hall meeting
*If someone is harming or threatening
to harm my family I'm not going to run to
th phon t al for hep p wlebbaonddhle i y

leisure. If my family needs medical attention,

il be t hae hsdpia hbeore etnhde tE Sp cu
respond. In case of fire my family has equip-
ment to handle this also, because the fire de-
partment has never been able to respond in
a timely matter. Stop relying on the govern-
ment to solve problems and do it yourself!


Bashing Obama
Dear friends,
Today I received yet another e-mail bash-
ing our President. I understand many people
do not like him or his way of doing things. As
it stands you are entitled to feel the way you
do, you have freedom of your own mind and
emotions. However, this is a man who was

put le I pro 1py dipdler0t vtobte frohi, I
rs ecpt i pos dion. Whie hel i no tr sned
ing to make this country a better place un-
der the leadership of others who are.
I have watched his televised appearances
concerning things going on here and abroad
and I have heard him pray for this country,
for God to bless America, and to bring peace
to all nations.
Two e-mails I received I found were falsi-
fied. One was a picture of him in a room of
delegates with only gold colored curtains in
the background. The message implied that
he removed the U.S. flag. The picture was
super-imposed. That picture was originally
taken at the UN building and flags of all na-
tions were in the background.
The other showed the president walking
and talking to someone while holding a book
entitled, "The Post American World," writ-
ten by Fareed Zakaria. The message claimed
it was written by a Muslim on how to take
over the country. Fareed is an American/In-
dian journalist who writes for and is editor
of Newsweek International. He is an award
winning journalist who also wrote, "The Fu-
ture of Freedom." If you read his looks you
will understand that he is Muslim but not a
political activist trying to destroy America.
Instead, he is keeping up with what other
countries are doing to become more power-
ful than America. His books have been read
by many presidents because of the informa-
tion they contain.
So, please, do NOT send me any more e-
rnails bashing theapresidenteor any m mber
own oions ksbfe yhn kaend ls eig to

I strongly feel God has placed Obama in
ujietryord il nodn.I IT p or in tanddoour
until God tells me otherwise. And may I sug-
gest that you do some reading of your own
starting with the Bible.
I love America and Icare very much about
our future, but I also know that if America


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ultimately the water we drink from the Flori-
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"We've been sloppy housekeepers of the
springs, messing them up with fertilizer and
endless irrigation," Stevenson said. "Indi-
viduals must stop treating water as if it's free
and limitless."
This is the perfect time to do all we can
to take responsibility f or our springs and
give them the perpetual life Ponce de Leon
thought he had discovered. We can start by
looking at our lawns and gardens and be-
come better housekeepers for the water, for
our wildlife and ultimately for ourselves.
The Suwannee River Water Manage-
ment District provides nine tips to creating
a Florida yard that will lessen our water us-
age and eliminate the need for pesticides on
our grass, plants and shrubs. Go to: http://
www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/yards/ to find out
about planting the right plants in the right
place, using mulch and much, much more.
Another great site on smart landscaping can
be found at FloridaYards.org.
So instead of watering your lawn and
adding pesticides to your plants, go dive into
one of the many springs still flowing and en-
joy the best thing about a Florida summer.
Be sure to marvel at the abundant wildlife
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By Patricia Behnke
FWC
Florida's Paleo-Indians
believed sacred water
filled the springs and the
maIc wtr held th
cur toaalw h eran ills. Th
Timucuans roamed the
shores of the spring-fed
rivers of North Florida and
settled there for the life-
sustaining food and wa- Patricia
ter the springs provided. Behnke
Spanish explorers thought
they had discovered the elixir for perpetual
youth when they stumbled upon the crystal
clear gems while exploring Florida. In the
recent past, the springs have served as the
backdrop for baptisms, weddings, vacation
get-aways and reunions. Today, many of
them are state parks and remain intertwined
with our lives
But even I before the Timucuans roamed
North Florida, wildlife depended upon the
springs. Gar, bowfin and sturgeon -ancient
living fossils -still inhabit the waters of the
springs and river runs. The springs environ-
ment hosts species found nowhere else in
the world. Blind cave crayfish, blind cave
shrimps and other specialized cave- dwell-
ing crustaceans are highly dependent on
the system. Fish, such as American eels and
catfish, take refuge in underwater caves,
and striped bass seek out cooler waters of
springs to escape the heat of summer river


resentative to the governor's springs task
force and continues to work on the inter-
agency committee that is implementing
that group's work. "The dnier climate will
affect the recharge of the springs, reducing
the flow and increasing the concentration of
nitrates because of a reduction in discharge
volume."
Jim Stevenson, a retired chief biologist
with Florida's Department of Environmental
Protection and now coordinating the Wakul-
la and Ichetucknee Springs Basin Working
Groups, sees the current situation with the
springs as a two-fold problem. "There are
two major things that impact the health of
the springs: the quantity of spring flow and
quality of the water," he said. "The U.S. Geo-
logical Survey has said that the Ichetucknee's
flow is down 15 percent. Hornsby Springs on
the Santa Fe River is a first magnitude spring,
and there are times it doesn't flow."
And then there's Fanning Springs on the
Suwannee River near Chiefland, which Ste-
venson calls the "poster child for spring deg-
radation."
"Fanning Springs may not even be a first
magnitude spring anymore," Stevenson
said.
"Human activities have led to an increase
in nitrates in the springs and watershed ar-
eas," Smith said. "Those activities include
maintaining the perfect lawn and gardens in
our own yards."
If we live in a spring recharge area, we
play a part in the health of the springs and


TheWildlife
FOTecas

waters in Florida. The visible wildlife using
spring systems -from great blue herons to
deer -depend upon the ecosystem's deli-
cate balance of all creatures living there.
The vegetation, the consistent tempera-
ture, the chemical makeup of the water
and abundant sunshine provide sanctuary
to one of the most biologically diverse and
productive ecosystems in the world. To pre-
vent the springs from disappearing as did
the Timucuans, we need to conserve them
because according to experts, our springs
are in trouble.
On top of it all, some predictive models
show that climate change means less rain
for Florida, despite an increase in the inten-
sity of storms.
"Less rainfall will have a direct impact on
already-stressed springs by reducing aver-
age annual flow," said Kent Smith, a Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) biologist who was the agency's rep-


Special to the Okeechobee News/OHS

Men's Fellowship Scholarship
On May 20, 205 seniors received scholarships at the OHS Lecture Hall. Local
scholarships received totalled $748,013. Rev. Jim Dawson presented Cam-
eron Tewskbury, Ethan Kersey and Adam Tewskbury with the First United
Methodist Men's Fellowship Scholarship on OHS Scholarship Night 2010
held May 20, at the OHS Lecture Hall.


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Scholarship

Awa rd
Phoebe Raulerson presented Paige
Arnold with the P.H.O.E.B.E. (People
Helping Others Experience Broader
Education) Scholarship on OHS
Scholarship Night 2010 held May
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Community Events


1Mar~iaHO E Sauro Sr., 78
OKEECHOBEE -Mariano F. Sauro, Sr. age 78
of (l, i... 1 ..l. died Monday, July 5, 2010, at
his residence. '
He was born Feb. 22, 1932, to the late Ignazio
Frank and Evelyn
Sauro in Philadel-
phia, Pa. He proudly
served in the United
States Army during
the Korean War. He
was an owner of a
Construction Com-
pany omingto
n ,1.T~nngfrom
Pine Hill, New Jersey
in 1991. In addition
he was a 50 year
member of the Amer-
ican Legion, VFW
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years,
Sandy Miller Sauro of ( i.. . il.. n .~ sons, Mania-
no F. Sauro, Jr. of Okeechobee, Robert William
(Jennifer) Sauro of Woodbury, N.J.; daughter,
Alice (Edmund) Furphy of ( i., .. il. L. broth-
ers, Richard (Virginia) Sauro of Audubon, N.J.
Joseph (Joan) Sauro of Sebring; sisters, Rose
Carney of Berlin, N.J. and Evelyn (Charles) Voso
of Williamstown, N.J. In addition he is survived
by eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Saturday
July 10, 2010, from 11 a.m. until service time of
noon in the Gathering Church of ( i.. . 1.. 1,, ,
with Pastor Mike Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may
be sent to Treasure Cost Hospice, 1201 SE In-
dian Street, Stuart, FI 34997 or the American
Cancer Society.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee, Fl. On line
condolences may be made at www.buxtonfu-
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George Edward Alderman, 82
LAKE CITY George Edward Alderman, 82,
of Lake City, died early Wednesday morning
July 7, 2010, at the Suwannee Valley Care Cen-
ter in Lake City, following a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Joseph Theodore
and Martha Walker Alderman. Mr. Alderman
served two years in the U.S. Army at Fort Jack-
son, South Carolina before entering the Univer-
sity of Florida in 1954. He made his home in
Lake City for the past 43 years after moving here
from Gainesville. He retired after working for
over thirty years for the Social Secunity Adminis-
tration. He was a member of the Wesley Memo-
rial United Methodist Church, where he sang in
the choir. He enjoyed playing golf, reading, na-
ture, camping and playing the guitar, but above
all he enjoyed his family
He is survived by his wife of 59 years of mar-
riage, Mrs. Norvelle Alderman, Lake City; one
son, Joe Alderman (Mary) of Houston, Texas;
two daughters, Pam Sawyer (Henry) and Phyllis
Hawkins (Drew), both of Winter Springs; and
seven grandchildren, Andy (Tressa), Jay, T.J.,
Zach, Lindsay, Becca, and Sarah.
Funeral Services for Mr. Alderman will be con-
ducted today, July 9, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with
Pastor Louie Mabrey, Officiating. Interment will
follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Ceme-
tery. Visitation with the family was held Thurs-
day evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral
home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that dona-
tions be made in his memory to the Wesley Me-
morial United Methodist Church Building Fund
or Haven Hospice, 6037 U.S. Hwy 90 West, Lake
City, FL 32055.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gate-
way-Forest Lawn Funeral Home 3596 South
U.S. Hwy 441 Lake City, Fl. (386) 752-1954.
Please sign guest book at www.gatewayforest-
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Ricardo A. Fonseca, 42
OKEECHOBEE -Ricardo A. Fonseca, age 42,
died Monday, July 5, 2010, at the Hamrick
Home in Okeechobee. Born in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, he had been a resident of Okeecho-
bee for the past nine years.
He is survived by his mother, Maria Isabel Fon-
seca of Buenos Aires, Argentina; brothers, Car-
los Alfonzo Fonseca and Patricio Fonseca, Jr.,
both of Okeechobee; and three sisters, Graciela
Fonseca, Elizabeth Fonseca, and Vanessa Fon-
seca, all of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010,
at the Primera Iglesia Bautista 401 SW 4th St.
from 4 until 8 p.m. '
All arrangements and care are under the direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
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Croppin' Crew meets at
library on 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
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Local youth invited for
monofilament recovery project
Youth Engaged in Service (YES) is team-
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tangled fishing lines. Join them on Saturday,
July 10, 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 approx. 1:30 p.m. Lunch
will NOT be provided so please pack your
own. All ages are welcome to participate 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.


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 coun-
try's honor:
Sunday, July II Golden Corral, 11-4
Friday, July 16 Seacoast Bank on Hwy.
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ClRSSies Oldies Night
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with Michael's Music Memories Friday, July
9, beginning at 6 p.m. Food will be served 5
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Summer 'Teen Dance Party'
Set On 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!
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day, July 7. The Treasure Coast Council of
Local Governments, which is made up of
representatives of the cities, towns, schools
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dian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lu-
cle counties met at First United Methodist
Church. The City of Okeechobee was rep-
resented by Councilman Dowling Watford
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by Commissioner Margaret Helton.
The meeting started on a patriotic note.
After the Pledge of Allegiance, Councilman
Watford read all four stanzas of the poem
written in 1814 that became The National
Anthem.
Commissioner Helton reported on the
recent meeting of the Florida Association
of Counties she attended. She stated that
she returned from the meeting a Certified
County Commissioner. In a finance class
she learned that it will be two or three years
before the economy improves. She said ev-
eryone is battling with budget cuts.
Michael Corbit, Economic Gardening
Coordinator of Florida's Research Coast
gave an update on his organization's activi-
ties. Florida's Research Coast is a non-profit,
business driven private organization that
works with the Indian River Chamber of
Commerce, Business Development Board
of Martin County, Okeechobee Economic
Development Council, Economic Develop-
ment Council of St. Lucie County and Wor-
force Solutions to promote business and
industry in the four county area.
"I don't know what the county did with-
out a point person," he said of Brian Cart-
land, recently appointed as director of the
Business Development Board of Okeecho-
bee (BDB). He reported that Mr. Cartland
is working to bring new business and help
existing businesses in the county. He said
Mr. Cartland draws 100 to 120 businessmen
to his investors' update luncheons. Mr. Cart-
land has also created a new resource for
businesses, Financial Services Network to
provide financial advice. The BDB worked
with Florida Research Coast to conduct a
manufacturing industry event with the South
Flonida Manufacturing Association on June
29, at Royal Concrete.
Mr. C rbit also reod onth acm
plishment of Worrief ee SI utionsai oth
four county area and job and economic op-
portunities in the other three counties.
Except for the poor economic conditions,
Kathryn Hensley of the St. Lucie County
School District reported that things in Flori-
da education are better than they have ever
been.
Kelly Owens, chairman of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board, reported to the
group that the November ballot contains re-
visions to the class size amendment that will
allow more flexibility in local schools. She
said that the proposal being voted on would
relax the cap on classroom size and allow
for a few new students to come in during
the school year without the school system
having to hire another teacher and start an-
other class. This would be especially helpful
in areas where there are migrant workers.


Mrs. Kelly said some elements of the current
amendment are adverse to low achieving
students.
The featured speaker was Jan Pagano,
Associate Dean of Indian River State Col-
lege. She said her college is celebrating its
50th anniversary. What was once a two-year
college now offers 12 bachelor's degrees
and Ms. Pagano predicted more bachelor's
degrees would be offered in the future.
"I have the neatest job at the college,
"she said. "I get to deal with businesses."
She explained the work of the college is in
helping small local businesses and the plans
for a small business development center.
"The reason I am here is to talk about
our future as a community," she said as she
spoke of the need to invest in local busi-
nesses.
"Entrepreneurship and new businesses
will help our economy," Ms. Pagano assert-
ed. "An entrepreneur is a person who is a
risk taker." She gave the example of Henry
Ford who revolutionized the automobile
industry with his invention of the assembly
line. She said that despite the current reces-
sion, entrepreneurship is increasing. She
said that some people are entrepreneurs
because they lost their jobs and others are
entrepreneurs because they found out they
couldn't afford to retire. The associate dean
said a lot of businesses were started during
the Great Depression and are still in exis-
tence "because they needed to eat."
Ms. Pagano also said that 60 to 80 per-
cent of new jobs are created by small com-
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and guests enjoyed a barbecue lunch pre-
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Councilman Watford's wife, Sherri, and the
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lie (14), right fielder Taylor Boyett (15), left
fielder Kimberly Harris (14), Khrysta Hern-
don (13), first baseman Jenna Kissam (14),
second baseman Cheyenne Nunez (12), first
baseman/right fielder Jessica Olnex (13) and
pitcher/third baseman Cristina Rojas (14).
Others are right fielder Cristina Tinajero
(13), pitcher/shortstop Taylor Williams (14)
and centerfielder Autumn Wofford (14). All
12 team members have been playing in the
league since the age of 8. Assistant coaches
are Charlie Williams and Katarina Suarez.
During the regular season that runs from
March through May, five teams compete
against each other in the Belles Division
(ages 13-15). There are also teams in the
T-Ball (4-6), Darlings (7-8), Angels (9-10)
and Pony Tails (11-12) divisions. All of the
players are Okeechobee residents, and they
play their games at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex.
Herndon said that sportsmanship is a
major component of Okeechobee Softball.
"All of the girls are taught not to talk down
to opponents and to hold their heads high
and their chins up if they lose," she said.
"Teamwork and respect are also a big part
of what we're about."


If the Belles All-Star Softball team has the
same type of experience in the state tourna-
ment as it did during district play, fans will
once again spend most of their viewing time
on the edge of their seats.
The Belles, an All-Star squad compiled
from the five-team girls OCRA Okeechobee
Softball League, began play in the double-
elimination Dixie Youth State Tournament
Thursday in Belleview, Fla. The 12-inch, fast-
pitch tourney will run through July 12, with
the winner advancing to the World Series
July 31 through Aug. 4, in Pineville, La.
In late June, the Belles overcame a first-
game loss to DeSoto to defeat Lake Placid
and then knock off DeSoto 9-8 to capture the
double-elimination district championship at
Arcadia.
"That was a very exciting tournament "
said Linda Herndon, mother of catcher/
shortstop Khrysta and wife of Jerry, head
coach of the All-Star Belles. "We had to
score in the bottom of the seventh inning to
win that final district game and qualify for
the state tournament."
The All-Star team roster, voted on by the
five head coaches in the Belles Division,
consists of left fielder Ashton Armstrong
(age 13), pitcher/third baseman Breanna Bil-


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The 14 and under team of the Firestix
softball program will compete in the World
Series of Softball at Walt Disney World from
July 24-31.
Friday the program will hold a fund rais-
er barbecue at the One Stop Party Shop on
SW Park Street from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
to help defray their expenses.
Coach Mark Ward said 14 girls will play
for the team against some of the best teams
in California, Ohio, and Florida.
Ward said the team has some very good
pitchers like Danielle Sheffield, Kathy Sim-
mons and Delany Osceola. Many of the
girls will compete for spots on the high
school team next spring.
"It should be a very exciting time for the
softball program because these girls have
been producing. I think they will continue
thtpositive winning tradition at OHS," he

Ward said Sarah Davis is one of the big
hitters in the lineup for the Firestix. The
team took part in seven tournaments this


summer and did very well. They were the
champion in one tournament, were run-
ners up twice and finished in third place
twice. They also finished ninth at the state
tournament held in Vero Beach last week-
end.
Ward said he is excited about the girls
chances because the entire squad will be
available for the World Series. He said the
team has had a revolving door of 11 or 12
players at each tournament. "They are all
marquee players. It should be a unique
situation to see them all there and playing
at the same time. I know the competition
is tough but I look forward to this oppor-
tunity."
The girls also get to meet professional
softball players, get autographs, and watch
a professional softball game.
The program sent two teams to the
World Series last year and the teams
played very competitively against the na-
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Local emergency room provides 24/7 service


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Some people may now feel better about
local emergency room service. About 25 in-
terested citizens attended a breakfast meet-
ing held July 8, at Raulerson Hospital to intro-
duce them to the emergency room staff.
Raulerson Hospital has an emergency
room that is staffed 24 hours a day seven
days a week. That is a feature some smaller
community hospitals do not have, according
to Brian Mealear, chief nursing officer.
Emergency room records are now con-
pletely electronic, stated Sharon Brillo, direc-
tor of emergency room nursing. She said that
doctors enter their orders into a computer
and the orders go directly to the department
that does the tests. She said that when a pa-
tient comes into the emergency room, they
are taken directly to a bed if one is available.
For two years the average waiting time for a
bed has been less than 10 minutes.
Mr. Mealear pointed out that 10 minutes
was just an average. Some people have had
to wait longer if they come during a peak
time. He said the emergency room handles
22,000 patients a year. In the month of June
they saw 1,900 patients. However, Ms. Brillo
stated that any tine a patient has to wait over
one hour the situation is assessed to discover
the reason for the long wait.
"Our goal is to get you to see the physi-


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July 9, 2010


cian, as soon as possible," she said.
"We are always trying to improve service
to the communityy" asserted Dr. Michael
Adelberg, emergency room directing phy-
sician. He was late corning to the meeting
because of a situation in the emergency
room. The doctor said that patients con-
ing into the emergency room are not seen
on a first come, first serve basis. He said the
more critical patients are seen first. The order
of priority is based on the patient's physical
condition and has nothing to do with the pa-
tier t' f niedialasthatus o eaiplledhe said a

ed before a patient with a small laceration.
In reality, Dr. Adelberg said that einer-
gency room service takes a little longer than
what is seen on television. However, he said
that because Raulerson is a small hospital
the staff can do some things faster than larg-
er hospitals on the coast and Raulerson has
the latest medical equipment.
The goal is to get you seen as quickly as
practical," he said.
We're the big hospital shrunk down to
size," Robert Lee, administrator of the hos-
pital, said.
age I hIe itoCo ntha En gecy Makan-
about the ability to handle a large number
of patients at one time due to some type of
disaster


"We have to do whatever it takes," an-
swered Dr. Adelberg. The hospital does drills
to practice for emergency situations. They
can call in extra staff inembers as well as
calling in staff from other hospitals on the
coast owned by the saine company. Raul-
erson could also notify sister hospitals they
were sending patients and the sister hospital
would be ready when the patients arrive.
In response to a question from aVA patient
Mr. Lee said the VA patient would receive the
saine treatment as anyone else corning into
the emergency room. However, when the
patient was stabilized he would probably be
transferred to a VA Hospital since the VA has
stringent rules about non-einergency treat-
inent in non-VA Hospitals.
"We are going to see patients in the emer-
gency room regardless of their insurance,"
said Mr. Lee. He said that while private physi-
<:ians can refuse to see a patient if the patient
does not have insurance or cannot afford the
<:opay, the hospital emergency room cannot.
The administrator said that one third of the
patients in the hospital cannot pay and that
the hospital has to write off almost $2 million
a month in uncollectable bills.
Mr. Lee predicted a larger strain on einer-
gency rooms in the future because people
would not be able to afford adequate insur-
ance.
"Most people don't understand their
medical coverage," stated the administrator.
He said some people will change insurance
companies because the rates are cheaper.


Then the next time they go to their doctor
they discover their new insurance does not
cover a certain procedure or that they have
to pay a much larger copay.
My goal is to make sure the people in the
county stay in the county for health care." Mr.
Lee said.
One audience inember asked that people
reinember to give the right of way to am-
bulances because minutes can solnettines
make a difference in a life threatening situ-
ation.
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reached at pgawdaenewszap.com.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dr. Michael Adelberg, emergency room directing physician at Raulerson Hos-
pital, addresses a breakfast meeting at the hospital on Thursday, July 9. The
purpose of the meeting was to introduce the public to Dr. Adelberg and the
emergency room staff.


Robert Lee, administrator of Rauler-
son Hospital, answers questions from
the public at a breakfast meeting held
Thursday, July 8, at the hospital. The
purpose of the meeting was to intro-
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Young people to participate
in fish line recycling program
By Audrey Driggers
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation
District
The Okeechobee County Recreation De-
partment will be organizing a field day, as
part of the YES program (Youth Engaged in
Service) Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Youth are encouraged to sign up, while
all ages are welcome. Participants will be
learning about the Monofilament Recovery
and Recycling Program (MRRP), construct-
ing recycling bins and learning about cur-
rent Kissimmee River Restoration and Lake
Okeechobee projects from South Florida
Water Management District representatives.
T a~ns ortation will be provided to the recy-
Currently, there are 12 fishing line collec-
tion bins throughout the county for MRRP.
The program was initiated by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
which relies on partners to carry out the pro-
gram within their respective county bound-
aries. Okeechobee Soil and Water Conser-

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around the county is very lab or intensive, not
only because of the mileage between sites,
but also due to vandalism. Over the past
year, four bins were stolen or destroyed and
at least six others needing repairs.
Despite these setbacks, Okeechobee
County residents and visitors have recycled
about 10 lbs. of line and spools. In terms
of fishing line, this is a substantial amount.
Most monofilament is non-biodegradable
and can last hundreds of years depending on
environmental conditions. Because it is thin
and often clear, it is very difficult for birds
and animals to see. Entanglement hinders
mobility; which results in animals becom-
ing weak or starved and often fall prey to
predators. Manatees are especially affected
by misplaced monofilament due to ingestion
causing intestinal problems or a false "full"
feeling and can lead to starvation. Monofila-
ment also causes a threat to divers and boat-
ers, with boaters being most familiar with
entanglements around boat propellers.
There are numerous ways you can help
control the amount of monofilament in the
environment while walking along banks
and piers to recover it. Together we can help
keep our county's wildlife and boaters tan-
gle-free.
All those interested in participating in the
July 10th field day can meet at the Extension
Office (458 Hwy. 98N) at 9 a.m. Please bring
your own water and a sack lunch. To sign
up or for more information, please call the
Recreation Department at 863-763-6950. The
first 20 people to sign up will receive a free
MRRP t-shirt. If you would like a map to the
MRRP indoor and outdoor sites, please con-
tact Okeechobee Soil and Water Conserva-
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The National Hurricane Center offers
the following information on securing your
horne.

Gabled RoofS
Does your horne have a gabled roof? If
so, the end wall of your horne takes a tre-
Inendous beating during a hurricane. If not
properly braced, it can collapse, causing sig-
nificant darnage. However, gable end walls
are easy to strengthen and deserve to be a
high priority on your retrofit list.
Typically, gable end trusses are directly
attached to the top of gable end walls. The
bottorn of the truss must be securely nailed
to the top of the wall and braced to adjacent
trusses. This prevents wind from pushing
or pulling the gable end at its critical point,
where the gable truss is connected along
the gable wall. Without adequate bracing,
the end wall may be destroyed during hur-
ricane winds.

ShingleS
Shingles are usually not designed to resist
hurricane force winds. They corne with in-
tegral locking tabs or factory-applied adhe-
sives that on occasion do not adhere proper-
ly to the underlying shingle because of cold
weather installation, uneven surfaces or
any number of other reasons. For increased
wind resistance, have a qualified person in-
spect several shingle tabs to see if the adhe-
sive has engaged. If not, use a quick-setting
asphalt cernent to bond then together.
To cernent the shingle tabs to the underly-
ing shingles, place two spots of quick-setting
asphalt cernent about the size of a quarter
under each tab with a putty knife or caulking
gun. Press the tab into the adhesive. Be sure
to cernent all the tabs throughout the roof,
being careful not to bend then farther than
necessary when applying the adhesive. Re-
place any darnaged shingles irnrediately.
You can also improve the uplift resistance
of the roof deck from the attic--without re-
moving the roof covering. This is how:
Using a caulking gun, apply a 1/4 inch
bead of wood adhesive along the intersec-
tion of the roof deck and the roof support el-
ernent (rafter or truss chord) on both sides.
At places where you have limited access,
such as where the roof meets exterior walls,
use quarter round pieces of wood approxi-


will have to install anchoring devices well in
advance. The American Plywood Associa-
tion (APA) The Engineered Wood Associa-
tion offers a series of Hurricane Shutter De-
signs. Each design is available for $1, or you
can download all five designs from the APA's
Web site at no cost.

Manufactured ShutterS
If your residence has permanent shutters,
evaluate their effectiveness. Manufacturers
are responsible for testing their shutters up
to the standards necessary to resist wind
forces and wind-borne debris. Some shut-
ters are very flexible, especially those that
roll up. If struck by a rigid piece of debris,
shutters may bend and break the window.
To determine whether your shutter can re-
sist this impact, gently lean against it and see
if it yields. You can also inspect your shut-
ters to see if they are properly attached to
the house and will not fly off during a storm
by inspecting the shutter connectors for ob-
vious excessive wear or missing connectors.
Ask the shutter manufacturer for proper in-
stallation criteria.

Impact-Resistant Windows
Another way to protect your horne from
darnage in windstorms is through the in-
stallation of irnpact-resistant windows and
doors. Although these products look no dif-
ferent than standard windows and doors,
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Inately two to three feet long and apply the
adhesive along the two adjacent sides of
the block. The length of the quarter round
pieces can be longer or shorter to suit your
installation needs. Press the wood pieces in
the intersection making sure the adhesive
has made solid contact with the sheathing
and roof support elements.
According to static pressure tests, using
the wood adhesive can increase the wind
uplift resistance of the plywood roof sheath-
ing by as much as three times the conven-
tional method of securing the sheathing
with nails. It should be available at your
local hardware and building supply stores.
Please ask your local hardware expert if oth-
er products are available that could provide
the sarne strength and properties as a wood
adhesive.

Cover the windows
One way to protect a horne from darnage
in wind storms is to install irnpact-resistant
shutters over all large windows and glass
doors. Not only do they protect doors and
windows from wind-borne objects, but they
can reduce darnage caused by sudden pres-
sure changes when a window or door is
broken. Laminated window systerns (plastic
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a new horne or adding to an old one.
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"Most sharks are far too small to be vi-
cious killers of men and women, and many
sharks live in the deep sea, where no hu-
mans swim," making shark attacks statisti-
cally unlikely, said researcher Dr. Samuel
"Sonny" Gruber. "Talk about vicious-dogs
kill thousands each year," the professor of
marine biology at the University of Miami
said.
And even soda-type vending machines
kill more people than sharks. When the ma-
chines eat people's money and fail to pro-
duce the desired food item, people some-
times shake them so hard they fall over on
top of them.
However, even though it is extremely un-
likely for a person to be bitten by a shark in
Florida waters, and most attacks aren't life-
threatening, attacks do happen.
"Be aware of your surroundings, under-
stand the relative risks, and be educated on
shark behavior, biology and fisheries," ad-
vised Brent Winner, scientist for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.
To reduce your chances of being bitten,
experts suggest:
Never swim alone.
Avoid brightly colored swim suits or
suits with high-contrast colors. Sharks see
contrasts.


*Leave shiny jewelry at home. Sharks
pick up flashes of light.
*Avoid being in the water during twilight
and at night. Sharks are more active at night
and have a sensory advantage then. They
have specialized cells in their eyes and pu-
pils that can dilate, giving them cat-like night
vision. Tests show they can detect light 10
times better at night than humans can.
*Is there fishing or bait activity nearby?
Are seabirds diving for baitfish? Swim else-
where.
*Do not wander far from shore. Swim
and wade where there are lifeguards. They
are your friends.
*Are you bleeding from an open wound
or menstruating? Sharks have a keen sense
of smell and can detect blood in concentra-
tions of less than one part per million.
*Be careful in areas near sandbars and
steep drop-offs. Sharks hang out there.
Compiled, including tips, from shark-
attack expert G.H. Burgess, director of the
International Shark Attack File at the Flori-
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO96
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
sr of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
ssued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
,f the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
:etlicate No: 673 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
3F N1/2 OFTRACT 23 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00023-H000
jaid property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Uame(s) In which assessed:
MARANTHA MONVAL
Jnless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
;uch certlicate shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
countyy Judicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
,ee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
jHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
)keechobee Couny ,Florida
's/ RbinlRrkParris
UOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
:n accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needing a
;pecial accommodation to paricipate In this proceedings should contact
:ourt Administraton no later than seven days prior to tBe proceeding at
,50 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
N~thin two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
:NG IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
8soof ON 6108,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO95
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 672 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 23 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00023-E000
Said property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
MARANTHA MONVAL
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
such certicate shall be sold to te highest bi der at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee Couny ,Florida
/s/ Ro in R.Parris

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate In this proceedings should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to tBe proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
3550103 05N8 08,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO98
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlkrah number and year of Issuance, the descripton
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Certicate No: 762 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT 3 OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/20OF TRACT 2 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00002-3000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Ma~m~e~s n whocN asRsessd:

Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the proper In
such certikrah shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
County u Iclall Cter lry As rnl y~Rdom 32 N r~d1 reet, Okeecho-
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Ro ICIR. Parrish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
lNGO P87IE7DOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.55.8L
355138 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO91
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlkrah number and year of Issuance, the descripton
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Certicate No: 621 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008

Des/lbo 0 TP opC 2 L20T3B 03F RACT 2 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/Z
1-21-34-33-0A00-00002-B000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
NaE~rn sIn which a sessed:

Unless sad ce tl aathall b edeernd acardbng tlw,ththe pkropt ch
County Judicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES

SAeRO bROBCERTSONlo CLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
/s/ RobCI R. Parrish
Deputy Clr
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
enaclor ance watdhadh Americans With NDisblls Ieoc pedons snuleeding a
Court Administration no latepahan seven days prior to te proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle,Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IN8GO 9T8AIE7D CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
355129 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO74
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 864 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 27 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 27 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00027-E000
Said property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nme(E)D ~hIn wi sessed:

Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
Cunty Judldalc 1COterA lry As rnbl y~Rdodb52 N r~d1 reet, Okeecho-
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Dkeechobee County, Florida
/dl Ro ICIR. Parrish
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
In accordance with the Americans With Disablities Act, persons needna
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
11NGO PRIE7DOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.55.87L
355144 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OFAPPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO77
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 939 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
ODe~scNr n ofTPop~erT8 LO TB OTERACT 28 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/Z
1-25-34-33-0A00-00028-B000
Said property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Ma~m (E) n h hchassessed:
Unlesscsi ebc 0 aashall e redeemeho ahecordbn t laaw,ththe pkropcet In
County Judicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES

SARONbROBCERTSONloCLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
/dl RobCI R. Parrish
Deputy lr
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
he accordance t ihe Americans With NDI tullies Act, per nosuldeeding a
Court Administraton no latepa tan seven days prior to tBe proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IN8GO PRIE7DCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.55.87L
355153 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Okeechobee Code Enforce-
msen BoB r wl ebre me o5n5Tuesdday, Juml2 OP 01k,eahto e3e0 pmrld
The pEj sAK ItN1 CEeAnuBaE AVSaED tht no stenographic record by
certlied court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly,
a p ems who mayesseekst a preal akn decision nvol int the matr
nyeaasevdec eathsaiomheebn 3u7o 4w hohan bappeeal Is to be based.
In "' ordake who on r c wt s bi~ tlsalle sAc (D) of 1990 per-
sons needing special accommodaton to paricipate In tis proceeding
soul contc tmo ,re Ddepartmd hatr8p6e3-63-4423 for assistance.
3597750ON 7/9/10
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TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Technical Review Committee of
th Ct 101 ak ehbee wllC aljr 5nRegularrdSesseon on2 ,uO ayhobuly
FI ddEa Te p O ICny ADaBE AVIuSrDed tha nosographic record by a
certlied court reporter w II be made of the foregoing meeting Accordingly,
any personmwhobmares kslek to prea akg reiio nobatimr doe ater 1
ny and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal Is to be based.
Please contact Betty Clement at 863-763-3372, or website
"n a ccdac hwth heoAmrcnris wt~ oDl aob I lsa e (A.) of 1990 per-
sons needing special accommodaton to paricipate In Dthls proceeding
should contact the General Services Ofice at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
by: Brian Whitehall, City Administrator
359776 ON 7/9/10

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) 6000000383
SPATIAL DATA ACQUISITION, MAPPING AND
IMAGN PTRbC ING SRVCES

The South Florida Water Management Distrct will receive sealed proposals
through the Procurement Ofkre, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Rd, West Palm
cech,s LS c46esfowi Stit ahetsatAcsuisition Mppin ld Imliusq
9, 2o1o at 2:30 p.m. local ime, at whichtimely submitted pr posals will
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to provijle pata j oat rtullbn ,M~alppts aad Iae tP ocessn gSrie71

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An OPTIONAL pre-proposal conference will be held In the Building 1
Storch Conference Room 3nd Floor at the South Florida Water Management
Distrct, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 on Tues-
day enutat s20 200 ea 9 00 a for a it erested r splondns. ti rat
9*00a.m. In the Bridge Conference Room 2B. Call (561) 682-6568 f dl-
re sons.
A bids must cpononm to the obsbructaons In ohethR quest fo trePopP al RPN)
loading at www.sfwmd.any, or a CD calling (561 682- 6568, or by
callnng the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. T public Is Invited to
tenthe proposal opening. Infonnation on the status of this solici-
tation can be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
359196ON 7/9/10


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sT napproxhit .2boe, fw
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July 9, 2010 Okeechobee News 21


2010TD069

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 834 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT 0 OF TRACT 14 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OFS1/2 OF TRACT 14 24 34S 33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
MARIE G THEUS
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpyIn
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
355139 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO70
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 843 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OS1/20OF TRACT 17 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00017-P000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
HAETMARTINEZ
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
35101 5N 8108,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO89
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Ise hern ,ane chertlicatee number hcaht sera ofsune thse dl crspton

CetiaeNo: 570 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 13 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S/
OS1/20OF TRACT 13 20 34S 33E
Std2 3 b ing InO 1hC uM o~f Okeechobee, State of Florida

Nam~ed~s) In wiha;sssed.

Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prpyIn
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Oecoe
un udldalc 1COnterA lry As rnl NRdom 32 N r~d1 reet,Okeh-

SUJCTO CURRENT TAXES

bROBCERTSONloCLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Ro ICIR. Parrish

NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
lalA jmoa on oo tpa Icpate en tis proce Ilnt e eudon
t50 NWw wonr nCIu Dv, Porr t elLtu ,t Fond t 98Y 1.7.8507 A
IN8GO RIE7DOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
355126 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


2010TDO81

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the description
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 519 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 32 E1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OS1/2 OF TRACT 32 16 34S 33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
HORACE R BROWN
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the prprIn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HA-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
3551010N 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO78
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thehl-
erof the following certik~ah has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
os the roeoty and ~ertha e(sN)un ehrich t aasraoss sssead ar s I enpton
CetiaeNo: 445 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 17 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFS12
OS1/2 OF TRACT 17 15 34S 33E
S d1 3 bing InO 1hC uMt Of Okeechobee, State of Florida

UI NuREhR sl( AEON TURNER
KEVIN L ODUM
Unlessce ai c ertifat sallb redeerne according to lw,thtepk pertIn

uenod Ju I 11CO0 A.M. on mh 2~n daof 2ulW, 210treOkeh-

SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERKOF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilitis Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
GMARwED C~C s.8 058r7e7C IpFo hUsAnE VICE UAIAREDH
35007 5N 808,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO80

NrOIC t S HERE GIVE Nh Id eit s)EP FRD rI GAZZ ~et ol
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpn
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 518 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008

Dsrnp/t2 ofTP op rty. LT3OO TRACT 32 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
1-16-34-33-0A00-00032-0000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida

Ha~me~I wENiwh Wssessed:

Unless a certlic teithall b eeerne according to lw,thte~prch%
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES

ARNROBCERTSONoCLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
s/RobCI R. Parris *
Deputy lr
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
accordance wt the Am ncas Wih NDI hbltl oct, e onss osuld ca

C5 ANW Cut ub Dv, Por Ss.Le, lneda joro3 86,el.7 .0 .43
GhnM ow~oD Cng dals o u re7elpt of his n Ic IF DHU A

35101 5N 808,25 7/2,9/10


2010TDO79

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
isudthereon. The certlkrah number and year of Issuance, the descrption
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 502 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT D OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N12
ON12OF TRACT 23 16 34S 33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
ELSEAUGUSTIN
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertikrah shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
1.800.955.8770
3508ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO73
NTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA thehod
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
isudthereon. The certlkrah number and year of Issuance, the descrption
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 858 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT H OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S/
OFN1/20F TRACT 23 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00023-H000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
SPROAPUERTIE NNC A FLORIDA CORPORATION

Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the proper In
suhcertikrah shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,Okeh-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceedlln should cnat
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working da s8 o our receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
INIM PAIEDOC~C 1.055.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
35143 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO71
NTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hl-
erofdthe flowinT cer lce ha~su fersai dceerlcat(sssua ea ta nie tob
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 856 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT F OF TRACT 23 E1/2 OF W1/2 OFS12

d2N -rt3 0n 0n 2h -ount 30Ekeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
C PETIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Udsc d dertif aaj shall e rederem accurdbng to lw,ththe pkoprt ch

bonoluddic 11 OeterA onAs rnbl Rdm 3f2 N r~d1 reet,Okeh-

SBETTO CURRENT TAXES

AR bROBCERTSONloLdEaRK OFCIRCUIT COURT
/dRo ICIR. Parrish

NO E rdRa N Th AEm IE A PW Th bISAB DUTIES sCT OFd 10
alcd tmaodabon o tpa lacpate In tis procreedlng es Iudedn
thNW Cou kf CIu Drofe, P rt St. Lucle,t Fond C Y8 1:7.8507 A 7
INGM PARIEDOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIREDCAL
351410N 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


2010TDO72

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 857 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT G OF TRACT 23 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OFN1/2OF TRACT 23 24 34S 33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
CALSRIVERA
PROPERTIES INC A FLORIDA CORPORATION
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needna
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3512ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO87
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
osn prpty and tche Uname(sN) hricah it a aoss ssseadN aes I crlow
CetkhNo: 552 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 2
20 34S 33E
S d2 3 bing InO eC ufnty f Okeechobee, State of Florida

Ra0 R)T In w~hicMMasessed:

Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcerticate shall be sold to the highest bi der at the Okeechobee
Con udicial Cener, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Flrida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedlln should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.437C
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
INGMP RIE7DOCALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
355123 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO76
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erofdthe flowinT debate nasu fdr saddc rlcats fo s a eax dridtpo l
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 879 Year of Issuance: Ma -30-2008
Dsrponof Property: LOT E OF TRACT 3 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
2N1/ TORA0C 0030025 304 33E
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:
AMM LRYUNSNH
Uesscd ef hat shal b redamehd ahecordbng in laaw,ththe pkroepeht en
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES

bROBCEo SONloCLdERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
poi IR Parrish

N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
eaclordance al~th Am riats WI DI tlllies Act pr nosuldeeding a

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22 Okeechobee News July 9, 2010


2010TDO75

er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 867 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 28 E1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OF N1/20F TRACT28 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00028-H000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
MARIE G THEUS

Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
355151 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO93
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 633 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFN12
OF S1/2 OFTRACT 06 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00006-L000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name~s) I which assessed:
JENESTRICK HUTCHINSON
WARNERC HUTCHINSON 3R ESTATE
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceeding should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
3551310N 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO94
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
er of the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
of the property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
Cetlicate No: 636 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT 0 OF TRACT 7 W1/2 OF E1/2 OFS12
OFS1/20F TRACT07 2134S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00007-0000
Sald property being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
AUDLEY WORKS
ELAINE WORKS
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
such certlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
County ludicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
special accommodation to paricipate In this proceedl~ should cnat
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to e proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
355132 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


2010TDO88

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 565 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT H OF TRACT 9 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF
N1/20F TRACT 09 20 34S 33E
1-20-34-33-0A00-00009-H000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida

Nam, s In Lwhih assessed:
DIEULA ALEXIS

Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okecoee County, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
355125 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

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2010TDO92
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 630 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOT E OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF W1/2 OFS12
OF12OF TRACT 06 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00006-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
JENESTRICK HUTCHINSON
WANRCHUTCHINSON3R ESTATE
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to ~e poedn t
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
355130ON 6/6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO85
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed 0 be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the dsrpin
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 532 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descrption of Property: LOTS O & P OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
S12OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF
TAT10 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00010-0000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
RIPROCK HOMES INC
Unless said certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poetn
suhcerticate shall be sold to te highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florda at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to participate In this proceedlln should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to Be proceedings
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
355106 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10


2010TDO84

erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certlk~ah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 526 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOTS I & 3 OF TRACT 7 E1/2 OF E1/2 F
N1/2 OF S1/2 OF TRACT 07 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OF S1/2 F
TAT07 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00007-I000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nae5) In which assessed:

Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, thepretyn
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
35105 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO97
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certlk~ah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 685 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT E OF TRACT 30 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S/
ON12OF TRACT 30 21 34S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00030-E000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
HRYS RING SR
MLRDRING
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law, the poet n
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bidder at theOkehbe
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
NORCE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.430
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
35136ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO90
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certlicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed tobe
isudthereon. The certlk~ah number and year of Issuance, thedcrpon
ofthe property, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CrcteNo: 620 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decitnof Property: LOT H OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 F
N1/20FTRACT 01 2134S 33E
1-21-34-33-0A00-00001-H000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
CNHA AVOGT
OLAELEANOR TURNEY
RBRA KWALLRICH
Ulssaid certlicate shall be redeemed according to law hthepkehtm
suhcertik~ah shall be sold to the highest bi der at th
Cont udicial Center, July Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETTO CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OFCIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 19;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons neiga
sealaccommodaton to participate In this proceeding should contact
CutAdministration no later than seven days prior to te poedn t
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.47
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
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2010TDO86

erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 541 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 15 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
S12OF S1/2 OF TRACT 15 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF
TAT15 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00015-M000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name(s) In which assessed:
RH BARBER ESTATE
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida at 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OkehbeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedilng should contact
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
wihntwo working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
IGIMPARIED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770
35122 ON 6/18,25;7/2,9/10

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TDO83
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Isudthereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 522 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Dsrponof Propert: LOTS M & N OF TRACT 2 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF
S12OF S1/2 OF TACT 02 & E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF S1/2 OF
TAT02 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00002-M000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
AOSELEWIS
GAYSAINTILUS
EAEDVA LOUIS
ENS MERTIL
MRES MONDESIR
PALMATHIAS ETAL
Unessaid certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
beFoiaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SUJC CURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OehoeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
DeuyClerk
N REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceedilng should contact
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
20NW Countr Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
thin RwoD CNA da{.s8 oour re7elpt of hisAn~obtc IF YO AR DHEAR

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD082
NOIEIS HEREBY GIVEN that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the hold-
erof the following certicate has bled said certlicate(s) for a tax deed to be
Issued thereon. The certlicate number and year of Issuance, the descripton
ofteproperty, and the name(s) In which it was assessed are as follows:
CetiaeNo: 520 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Desrptri~on of Propierty: LOTS A & B OF TRACT 2 E1/2 OF E1/2 F
N1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 02 & W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2 OFN12O
TAT02 17 34S 33E
1-17-34-33-0A00-00002-A000
Sadproperty being In the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Nms)In which assessed:
AOSELEWIS
GLDSSAINTILUS
JENEDVA LOUIS
ENS MERTIL
MARIE S MONDESIR
PAUL MATHIAS ETAL
Unless said certicate shall be redeemed according to law, the property In
suhcertlicate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okeechobee
Cont udicial Center, lury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Fodaat 10:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of July, 2010.
SBETOCURRENT TAXES
SHRNROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
OehoeCounty, Florida
s/Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF190
Inaccordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needna
sealaccommodation to paricipate In this proceeding shouldcott
CutAdministraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
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There will be an organizational meeting for managers interested in the upcoming Adult Soft-
ball Summer League on Thursday, July 15, at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center on Hwy. 98N. Entry fee
for the wooden bat mini season is: Men -$250, Women -$200, Co-ed -$200. Deadline is 5 p.m.
Friday, July 23. Teams can register and pay at the Recreation Department at 640 N.W 27th Lane
(Sports Complex) Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more info, call 863-763-6950.


July 9, 2010


Okeechobee News


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They are usually to blame in most "bite-and-
release" attacks on humans. They grow to
6-8 feet.
A blacktip shark look-alike, the spinner
shark (Carcharhinus brevipinna), named for
its spinning, leaps out of the water, grows to
about 6-8 feet, feeding on sardines, herring,
small sharks and rays.
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
inhabits estuarine, near-shore and offshore
waters of both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts
of Florida.
"It is one of the few sharks that may in-
habit tresh water," Winner said. "It some-
times ventures hundreds of miles inland via
coastal river systems.
"This is one of the more dangerous shark
species, accounting for the third-highest
number of attacks on humans," Winner
added. However, most Florida shark attacks
are near shore and involve blacktips, spin-
ners, bulls and hammerhead sharks. Bull
sharks are opportunistic feeders, feeding
on a variety of bony fishes, marine inverte-
brates, sharks, rays, dolphins, sea turtles and
even sea birds.
Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum),
which are sluggish swimmers and often rest
on the bottom, can be dangerous to hu-
mans if provoked. They're usually 6-9 feet,
but they can reach 14 feet and weigh over
300 pounds. You can easily recognize nurse
sharks by their unique profile and fleshy, cat-
fish-like barbels that hang below their nose
to help detect prey.

Smaller coastal sharks

sharg s arksh otenapre ononthe b aknose
shark--reaching only 5 feet--swims in bays,
lagoons and coastal waters looking for small
fish. Its name comes from the dusky smudge
on its snout.
An even smaller shark, the 3- to 4-foot
bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo), also frequents
near-shore Florida waters. It is the smallest
of the hammerhead family. Crabs, shrimp
and small fishes dominate its diet.
Another small shark is the Atlantic sharp-
nose (Rhizopnionodon terraenovae), a 2-
to 4-foot fish that frequents coastal waters
throughout Florida and often ventures into
bays and estuaries.
"I've been in this state only 20 years, yet,
in that short time, the numbers of many
shark species have declined. In 1989, we
didn't have harvest restrictions on any spe-
cies. Now, harvest is prohibited on more
than 20 shark species in both state and fed-
eral waters," Winner said.
The ocean is a wild environment for hu-
mans (Homo sapiens), but it is home to
Sharks. As apex predators, sharks maintain
the natural balance of life in the sea. For
more information on sharks, go to http://
resea rch .myfwc. co m/fea tu res/ and
click on "Saltwater."


By Wendy B. Dial
FWC
As a top predator in the world's oceans,
Sharks deserve our cautious respect. How-
eVer, the fear they instill among swimmers
is disproportionate to the actual number
Of negative encounters. Sharks prefer other
prey. Attacks on humans are usually a case
Of mistaken identity.
According to International Shark Attack
File Statistics, the odds of a shark attack on
a human are 1 in 11.5 million, and of a fatal
Shark attack, 0 in 264.1 million.
HumanS are top predators too, and they
pose more of a danger to sharks than sharks
do to people. Some anglers love to catch
and kill sharks just for the thrill, while people
harvest most sharks primarily for their meat,
finS, hides and jaws. Brent Winner, a scien-
tist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
Vation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Re-
Search Institute, noted that people harvest
an estimated 100 million sharks annually
worldwide.
"Scientific data show that many shark
populations have been dramatically reduced
by almost 50 percent over the past 25 years,"
Winner said.
The lemon shark, known to scientists as
"NegapriOn brevirostris," has an unhealthy
habit. This large, coastal shark gathers --ag-
gregates -at specific locations off Flonida's
Southeast coast from November through
.IUne for what scientists believe are "pre-
breeding aggregations."
Clustering makes the lemon-colored
Sharks that reach 9 feet vulnerable to over-
fiShing, so the FWC recently passed a rule

an omerca havs inaFora eo t
waters.
Another factor against the recovery of the
lemon shark, and many other shark species,
is delayed maturity. Many species of shark
don't reproduce until age 14 to 18, and then
they have only a few pups. Some lay eggs,
While others give live birth.
Luckily, sharks have some built-in ad-
Vantages to detect and eat food besides
their keen sense of smell and sight -and
their teeth. Some have lateral lines on both
Sides of the body that are a series of fluid-
filled canals equipped with cells sensitive to
mOVement in the water. Another shark sen-
Sory system consists of ampullae of Lorenzi
(fluid-filled pores on the lower head and
Snout).
"The pores detect the presence of elec-
tric fields produced by all living creatures in
the sea," Winner said. "This allows sharks to
find prey at close range, without seeing it."
There are 350 different sharks artilagi-
HOus fish whose skeletons lack true bones.

Other large coastal sharkS
If a School of Spanish mackerel swims
by, schools of blacktip sharks (Carcharbi-
HUS limbatus) may follow, seeking dinner.


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