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School districts challenge FCAT scores
By Charles M. Murphy lidity of this years FCAT scores, administrator concerned with the low FCAT scores they lidity of students' scores where there were
Okeechobee News Sharon Suits said. received in June from the state. The results significant drops in scores in math and read-
Ms. Suits, Director of Testing and Ac- were weeks behind schedule and Ms. Suits ing.
The Okeechobee County School District countability for the Okeechobee County said there were sharp declines in student "We don't feel this represents what the
sent a letter to the Florida Department of School District, said five large schools in performance in many schools this year.
Education Monday which challenged the va- the state and several others have been very She said the school challenged the va- See FCAT Page 14


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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The search for an
Okeechobee man
wanted in connection
with last week's shoot-
th Duls Park a r
ended early Tuesday .
Lavoski
Invo ki Jackson, 31 Jcsn
N.W. 10th St., was arrested shortly after
3 a.m. July 13 on a charge of attempted
second-degree murder with a firearm. He
is being held in the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $250 000
Jackson's girlfriend, Sheretta S. McNeil'
28, N.E. 11th St., Okeechobee, has also
been arrested. She was charged with at-
tempted Inurder-accessory after the fact.
She is being held on a $200,000 bond.


"She actually helped hirn (Jackson) get
out of the county," said Detective Ted Van
Dernan of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO)
Jackson was arrested by OCSO Ser-
geant Bnian Hagan as he and other depu-
ties were keeping watch for a stolen F-250
pickup out of Belle Glade.
"Our deputies did an excellent job of
apprehending him as he tried to sneak
back into town," said Sheriff Paul May.
"We're thankful for the help of the com-
Inunity, and I'rn very happy to have this
young man in jail.
De ordingt anu rest repr by OCSO
caused of shooting another Okeechobee
Inan Thursday, July 8, during a verbal al-
tercation. The detective's report said Jack-
son and sorne other men were standing
See SHOOTING; Pagfe 14


Special to the Okeechobee News/Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department

Recycling helps protect wildlife
Participants in the YES program helping to recycle monofilament fishing line
include: (back from left to right): John Cassidy, Tyler Elliott, Ryan Folsom, Lo-
gan Bohannon, Audrey Shablom, Timothy Shablom, Chase Assmusen, Melissa
Floyd and Charles Eaton. In the front are: Jose Hernandez, Megan McLemore,
Michael Shablom, Janice Floyd and Chris Easton. For the story, see Page 2.


COunty commission meets
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OUA faces $400,000 deficit,
considers budget cuts
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speaking about any specific cases. Other
health and legal professionals quoted in
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on any particular cases. Their comments
were in response to questions about is-
sues involved in juvenile sex offender
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July 14, 2010


By Josephine O'Mallan
Okeechobee Parks and Rec
On Saturday, July 10, participants ranging
in age from 6-45 were introduced to a new
way to recycle as part of the YES program
(Youth Engaged in Service). They learned
about the importance of recycling used fish-
ing line through the Monofilament Recovery
& Recycling Program (MRRP). John Cassidy
from Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
(FWC) gave an enlightening presentation
about the effects of exposed fishing line in
the wild. He explained that monofilament is
mostly non-biodegradable and can last up to
600 years. If it is not disposed of properly,
it could be problematic for animals, boats
and even humans. Entanglement hinders
mobility; which results in animals becoming
weak or starved and often fall prey to preda-
tors. Manatees are especially affected by
misplaced monofilament due to ingestion
causing intestinal problems or a false "full"
feeling and can lead to starvation.
Currently, there are 12 fishing line collec-
tion bins throughout the county for MRRP.
Two are indoor bins located at the USDA
Service Center and Okeechobee Fishing
Headquarters. The majority are outdoor

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FWC, which relies on partners to carry out
the program within their respective county


boundaries. Okeechobee Soil and Water
Conservation District serves as the MRRP
County Coordinator for Okeechobee. Hay-
ing 12 sites around the county is very labor
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 re-
pairs.
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. Ac-
cording to John Cassidy, who has rescued
over a dozen entangled manatees, "educa-
tion is the key" to success. Members from
the local Boy Scouts and Big "O" Teen An-
glers Inc. were among those learning about
MRRP for the first time. Participants helped
construct 14 new bins and received hands-
on experience installing a collection bin at
the recently restored Istogpoka Boat Ramp.
There are numerous ways you can help con-
trol the amount of monofilament in the en-
vironment by not leaving your line behind.
If you would like a map to the MRRP indoor
and outdoor sites, please call 863-763-3619.
Together we can help keep our county's
wildlife and boaters tangle-free.


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John Cassidy from FWC helps the
group of young people participating in
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Man accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend


Okeechobee Arrest Report


placated Seca, who then took the woman to
the living room where they began to talk.
She next agreed to take Seca to his broth-
er's home so he could get his belongings.
The report goes on to state that when
Seca got out of her car, she drove away and
called law enforcement.
Seca was arrested later at a relative's
home. According to the report, he was
found hiding in a shower behind the shower
curtain.
Deputy Hall's report does not indicate if
the woman needed, or received, medical
treatment.

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Okeechobee News


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Apparently jealous and upset that their
relationship had ended, an
Okeechobee man allegedly
threatened to kill his for-
mer girlfriend while hold-
ing a knife. 9
Mauro Seca Jr., 25, N.W.
First St., Okeechobee, was ?
arrested Sunday, July 11,
on felony charges of bur- Muo
glary, aggravated assault Sea, r.
and kidnapping. He was Scr


also charged with the misdemeanors of bat-
tery and criminal mischief.
He is being held in the Okeechobee
County Jail without bond.
Deputy Joseph Hall of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) stated in his
arrest report that Seca entered the home
of his former girlfriend by breaking out the
glass in a back door. When he found she
wasn't home, he took a shower and went to
bed, the report added.
When the victim returned home she was
confronted by Seca in the kitchen of her
home. The deputy's report stated that Seca


pushed the woman into a wall, hit her in
the face with some roses, slapped her in the
head then threatened to kill her with a large
knife.
Deputy Hall went on to state that he then
grabbed the woman and started dragging
her upstairs. The victim reportedly told the
deputy that she believed Seca was going to
kill her because he not only had the knife
but also a roll of medical tape.
Thinking quickly, the woman grabbed
the stair railing then told her alleged attacker
that she was willing to work things out and
to resume their relationship. This reportedly


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by th~e Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
*Carla Denise Rush, 44, N.E. 14th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy
Lieutenant Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with fraudulent
use of a credit card, criminal use of personal
identification information and grand theft.
Her bond was set at $22,500.
*Lydia Lois Rosemann, 50, N.E. 11Ith St.
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Office'
Scott Morgan on a felony charge of posses-
sion of methamphetamine and the misde-
meanors of possession of marijuana under
20 grams and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Her bond was set at $8,500.
*Dustin Chad Puckett, 20, Gulf to Lake
Drive, Inverness, was arrested July 9 by Dep-


session of alprazolam. His bond was set at
$00C sey B on Sammons, 21, U.S. 98
N., Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by
Sergeant Dawn Wendt on charges of traf-
ficking in illegal drugs and possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription
(two counts). His bond was set at $45,000.
*Jorge Morales, 21, N.E. 32nd Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy
Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with burglary of a
dwelling. His bond was set at $10,000.
*Oreste Salazar, 31, N.W Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy
Raul Marrero on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with violation of pro-
bation battery. He is being held without
bond.


*Adam Mowery, 32, N.W 53rd Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy
Greg Popovich on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with fleeing and elud-
ing a law enforcement officer. His bond was
set at $2,500.
*Tanya L. Law, 25, S.W 30th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 9 by Deputy
Lt. Keith Murrish on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging her with grand theft and
uttering a forged instrument. Her bond was
set at $12,500.
*Brannon Wayne Jenkins, 38, N.E. Sev-
enth Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested July 9
by Deputy Lt. Keith Murrish on an Okeecho-
bee County warrant charging him with utter-
ing a forged instrument and grand theft. His
bond was set at $15,000.
*Timothy Crews, 34, S.E. 26th St.,
lkechobee, was arrest Jl ebe CD pt
warrant charging him with scheme to de-
fraud. His bond was set at $2,500.
*Joseph William Inman, 27, S.E. 21st
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 by
Deciv bRckd Dsre ton a charge of bur-
*Ruben Eric Collins, 36, S. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 on a Lake
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation driving under the influence.
He is being held without bond.
*Donald Richardson Casselton, 19, N.E.
65th Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested July
11 by Deputy Michael Hazellief on a High-
lands County warrant charging him with
grand theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
*Timothy Wade Moore, 53, S.E. 24th
Blvd., Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 by
Deputy John Ashby on a felony charge of
driving while license suspended with knowl-
edge habitual offender and a misdemeanor
charge of obstruction by a disguised person.
His bond was set at $3,500.
*Ronnie Dale Robbins, 41, N.W 207th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested July 11 by


Deputy Anthony Kibler on a felony charge
of tampering with a victim and a misde-
meanor charge of battery. His bond was set
at $1,500.
*Ladell LaDarius Wheeler, 19, N. 10th
Ave., Pensacola, was arrested July 12 by
Deputy Mark Margerum on an Okaloosa
County warrant charging him with felony
battery. Wheeler is currently housed in the
Level 10 Juvenile Detention Facility.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel-
come to inform this newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and printed.


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Letters to the Editor


They had to first make the pillowcase and
then turn it into a dress. They finished all
three projects and are now meeting with us
on Wednesday to work on the lap quilts for
the O.H.C.C.
We instructors, Reba Folsom, Patricia
Brown, Martha Scott and Judy Watts had a
great time with these girls. We laughed and
learned at the same time. We took pride in
our students as they so willingly and eagerly
learned new skills.
We hope to hold the "Sewing Camp"
again next year, after school is out. So, if you
are interested, call "The Closet" at 863-634-
2306 and get on the list to be called for the
time and date for next year.
Thank you,
Reba Folsom, Patricia Brown,
Martha Scott and Judy Watts
Instructors of Okeechobee Sewing Camp


Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms after 1 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a high
near 91. Calm wind becoming east around 5
mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Tonithht:dA 2 perce t chance of s~h -
elrs and al drsorms deoe1 e past Path
w nudy rt nd 50w around 7 Es so teast

Extended Forecast
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly cloudy,
with a high near 91. Southeast wind around 5
mph.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers and thunderstorms before 10 p.m.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East wind
around 5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers
rdt~h0Edaersrt rus harl n dthewith a hig
mh.
mFriday night:A 2 percent chance of show
ers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a
low around 74. East wind around 5 mph.

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Powerball: 20-21-27-28-56 PB 4 x4. Num-
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1-2-7-3.


Sewing Camp a succeSS
From June 14-25, a group of girls and in-
structors including instructors, Reba Folsom
and Judy Watts worked with students, Mad-
die, Rebekah Hall, Natalie Alt, Josie Lopez,
Thania Liberto, Julia Aguirre, Rachael Gal-
van and Shelevah Barber. Also, instructors
Patnicia E. Brown, Martha Scott, and Chris-
tina Smiley met at My Aunt's Closet from 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. to learn how to sew.
Four of the girls, Shelevah Barber, Rebekah
Hall, Kimberly Mullins and Christina Smiley
have participated in Sewing Camp for three
years. So, this year, they were taught how
to adjust, lay out and cut a pattern. They
all did a fabulous job! Not only completing
their project on time but with time to spare
and are now working on a community
project. The girls are making lap quilts to
give to the Okeechobee Health Care Center
for their patients.
Our beginners, Natalie Alt, Julia Aguirre,
Rachael Galvan, Thania Lopez and Josie
Lopez caught on so fast that we had a hard
time keeping enough projects going to keep
them busy. They started by learning how to
hand sew. They decorated a tote bag with
buttons, bows and beads. They did so well
that we taught them how to use the sewing
machines and they cut and sewed a large
pillow that says, "Friends come in all sizes."
Their next project was a "Pillowcase dress."


BlOOdmobile visits planned
To donate blood is to help save lives.
This month the Okeechobee community
celebrated our country's birth, Please
keep up the good fight, in our country's
honor: The "Big Red Bus" blood mobile
willdbe in the community on the follow-
ing daes.
Friday, July 16 -Seacoast Bank on
Hwy. 441 South, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and do-
nors will receive a free T-shirt, a food
coupon to a local restaurant and an ice
cream sundae!
Saturday, July 17 -Seminole Cove,
8-10; Publix, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 Knights of Columbus
at St. Teresa Catholic Church, BHR, 10
a.m.-3 p.m
Wednesday, July 21 -U-Save, 12:30-
2:30; IRSC, 4-8 p.m.
Saturday, July 24 Day of the American
Cowboy, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


4 Okeechobee News


Wed., July 14, 2010


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Town Hall meeting
*Regarding grant writers, why doesn't
the county hire them on a contract basis
where they get a percentage of any NEW
grants th y rsoen ch, rten gbi ant main

pays nothing. I understand this is how many
places handle it and it seems to make sense.
It is very expensive to hire a grant writer who
is any good, and if you hire one that is not
very good then you don't get many grants.
*I think they need to hold more town
hall meetings but have it be about the whole
budget. The last one was advertised primar-
ily as being about law enforcement and so
most of the people there were from the sher-
iff's office, and I think it sort of intimidated
anyone else from making comments about
the sheriff 's office budget. Maybe it was
just the way it was advertised that was the
problem. I think people do care about the
budget. But they need to hold the meetings
in the evenings when folks can actually at-
tend. I can't take off work to go to a hearing
during the day. I can't afford to lose the work
hours.
*Every business still in operation has
had to make cuts. The county is no differ-
ent. They need to look at the productivity
of every employee-and not who they are
related to--and lay off the ones who do the
least work. That is what every other busi-
ness had to do in order to stay in business.
The county cannot operate at a deficit. They
have to balance the budget. The only way
to balance the county budget is to spend
less and/or raise taxes. Probably they need
to do a little of both. They need to cut some
expenses and also raise taxes a bit. Neither
option is going to be popular, but it has to
be done.

Fire assessment
*The majority of the fire department is
in the city limits and they can't respond in
time to help. I chose to live in the country
but why must I pay for something I get no
benefit from


County faces $4 million budget
deficit
*Not all citizens affected by the current
issues are able to attend the BOCC meetings.
This is not for lack of sincere concern and
it is unfair to tag them as such. Those who
have attended these meetings might better
serve the residents of Okeechobee with less
ugly banter and more informative facts. If
you want to see change eliminate personal
emotion with actual voting records of those
in office. These are elected officials, use your
voice to provide the voters the knowledge
you have attained by your attendance which
is appreciated.
*The county has to balance the budget.
The only way is to raise taxes. I think we
should levy all of the sales tax that is allowed
by law because everyone pays sales tax.
That is a more fair way to raise money than
the property taxes. Thanks to the homestead
exemptions, there are people who don't pay
any property tax or only pay very little. Yet
these people certainly use the services the
property taxes fund.

Flooding
*Why is it every time we have an amount
of rainfall over 1 or 2 inches the parking lot
at the shopping center floods? I have never
seen so much water that does not seem to
drain anywhere.
Believe it is DOT that you can thank
When that shopping center was built, 441
was a two lane road with deep ditches on
each side. When it was 4-laned the ditches
were covered up and now the water stands
in the parking lot.
*The county planning department needs
to drive around the county and see where
the flooding is and then do some investiga-
tions. In some cases, places are flooded be-
cause a property owner put in a lot of fill dirt
to stop the flow of water, and back up the
water on his neighbor, which is illegal.

|t takes a village
*The recent stories in the news about small
children being abused and neglected, and
the stories about juvenile sex offenders
reinforce the idea that it takes everyone to
keep children safe. If you suspect abuse,
report it. Don't look the other way. Don't
assume someone else will report it. Children
are being hurt every day because no one will
step up and report what they see and hear.


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FWC teaches children how to fish at summer camps


about this program. I've spoken to people
who admitted they declined to donate be-
cause they didn't believe the money would
be spent on youth programs. Folks agree
that if they had known programs like ours
would receive the money, they would have
given.
These donated dollars are going to good
use. Eight camps were held in June. Here
are the dates and locations of the remaining
camps:
*July 19-23 and July 26-30 -Beau Turner
Youth Conservation Center (BTYCC) in Mon-
ticello.
J uly 26-30 -Oldsmar, City of Oldsmar
Parks and Recreation.
*July 26-30 and Aug. 9-13 -Ocala/Horse-
shoe Lake, Marion County Parks & Recre-

:'""her arpTs avia~bl so cmp at
camps have been filled.
For the $200 registration fee, kids be-
tween 9 and 15 years old get a week at the
day camp, a rod and reel and a tackle box
loaded with the things they'll need to get
started. To sign your child up for one of the
camp sessions, call Rae Waddell at 850-933-
4322.
To help support the camps, just say "yes"
when a license vendor asks if you'd like to
donate $5 to the FWC's youth education
programs.
Let's make sure that our future fishermen
get the chance to learn their craft.







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through a series of biology lessons that in-
clude the scientific procedures of fish dis-
section, how to determine the age of fish as
well as scaling, skinning and filleting their
catch. They learn fish facts that include fish
identification, distinguishing characteristics,
habitats, feeding preferences and bag limits.
Rod and reel assembly, cane pole use,
tackle types, knot-tying, bait selections for
specific species of fish, and catch-and-re-
lease techniques round out the fishing les-
sons. The students also receive boating safe-
ty information and get a tackle box of their
own, which they use when they are taught
how to fish from the bank and a boat.
The FWC surveys each camper before
and after the program. All parents have
agreed to have their child participate in this


study, which includes revisiting the child
throughout the year as part of efforts to doc-
ument again that children who go through
this program have increased self-esteem and
make better grades in school.
One thing I want to emphasize here is
that hunters and anglers helped pay for
these fishing camps when they purchased
their fishing and hunting licenses. Everyone
who purchases a license has the opportu-
nity to donate for the purpose of developing
youth programs.
Iam very proud of our dedicated staff
who are making this happen, but the credit
belongs to all the hunters and anglers who
contributed. They are investing in the future
of wildlife and fisheries conservation.
Unfortunately, many people don't know


"As I See It"

By F Cairman Rdey
Barreto
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
The children of this state are the future of
hunting and fishing. They are the ones who
will become the next generation of sports-
men and continue the traditions we enjoy
today.
To make sure these kids are introduced to
fishing, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) is holding sum-
mer fishing camps that will teach students
how to be self-sufficient fishermen.
During these camps, the children go


Daniel Fennell presented Deanna
Davis with the American Legion
Post 64/ROTC Scholarship on OHS
Scholarship Night 2010 held May 20
at the OHS Lecture Hall.


On May 20, 205 seniors received scholarships at Okeechobee High School.
Local scholarships received totalled $748,013.
Daniel Fennell presented Laura Fox, Kenny Murphy, Tesa Warthen and Jesh-
ua Power with the American Legion Post 64 Scholarship on OHS Scholarship
Night 2010 held May 20 at the OHS Lecture Hall.


Marilyn Buxton and Matthew Bux-
ton presented Sarah Murrow with
the Buxton-Seawinds Funeral Home
Scholarship on OHS Scholarship
Night 2010 held May 20 at the OHS
Lecture Hall.


Lonnie Kirsch presented Samantha
Rexroad with the Delta Kappa Gam-
ma Scholarship on OHS Scholar-
ship Night 2010 held May 20 at the
OHS Lecture Hall.


Bill Black presented Jackie Jones
with the Demarious Hazellief Me-
morial Scholarship on OHS Schol-
arship Night 2010 held May 20 at
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6 Okeechobee News July 14, 2010


Obituaries


Community Events


OKEECLHOBEE tamee 'I md Wa ter Elder,
age 66, of (il.. .. l. In ., passed away Friday
July 9, 2010, in Raulerson Hospital.
Jim was born March 8, 1944, in Lynchburg
Va., to Lewis and Mary Elder. '
He was preceded in death by three brothers,
Charles, Allen and
Jesse; two sisters,
Alice and Barbara.
He is survived by his ,
son, Shane and spe- ,
cial daughter-in-law, ,
Casey. In addition he
is survived by broth-
ers, Lewis (Vadie)
Steve Mike (Lyn )'
two sisters, Mary At'
kins (Gary) and Nan-
cy Wilcox (Buddy).
He leaves be-
hind a host of nieces, nephews and
families who will always cherish memories of
their "Uncle Jim."
The family would also like to recognize and
thank Jim's special friend and loving compan-
ion, Nancy Phelps and his good buddy, Bobby
Gibson.
Jim loved singing and entertaining and
touched many people with his songs, wit, and
his compassion. The final curtain call closed for
Jim on earth. His next booking is singing with
the angels the show will go on.
A celebration of life will be held for Jim in
(il, . 1..1- d -~~ and Lynchburg, Va.
The celebration of life memorial in Okeecho-
bee will be held on Sunday, July 18, 2010, at 2
p.m. in the Shrine Club, Okeechobee.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, I10 NE 5th Street, (il., .l...In FI 34972,
On- line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.

Kathleen C. Roseberry, 87
OKEECHOBEE -Kathleen C. Roseberry, age
87, died July 7, 2010, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Elbert 0. Roseberry; son, Dale Roseberry; par-
ents, Troy and Sarah Conn; sister, Dorothy Har-
ris; brothers, Donald Conn, Von Ray Conn, and
Ralph Conn; and grandsons, Christopher Luke
and Ronald G. Luke, Jr.
She is survived by her son, Donald Roseberry;
stepson, Ronald (Patricia) Luke, all of Okeecho-
bee; and sisters, Joyce Meador of California, and
Pauline Lapoltshamer of Lewiston, Idaho.
lA memorial service will be heldrSa )rday, ul
Church with Pastor Fred Hodges officiating.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home, 4550 Hwy. 441 N.,
(il, .. l..I i .~ ~, Florida, (863)357-7283.






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FORT MEADE -Royce D. 11pthegrove, 85, of
Rort Meade, passed away on Sunday, July 11,
2010, at his daughters residence in Bartow.
Born in ( i., .. ild..., on Dec. 9, 1924, he re-
sided in Rort Meade
and l. .1
both before becom-
ing a permanent
resident of Rort
Meade in 1974. He
worked as a Drat
Line Operator in the
Construction Indus-
try. Royce served in
the United States
Marine Corp for Sev-
en years and was a
WWII and
Korean War Veteran. He also attend-
ed the New Beginnings Church in Rort Meade.
Royce was preceded in death by his parents,
Harley and Murray 11pthegrove; brother, Gordon
11pthegrove; and a sister, Doris 11pthegrove.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years,
Martha Lee 11pthegrove of Fort Meade; six chil-
dren; son, Robert 11pthegrove and wife Joyce of
Plant City; son, Royce Jr. "Tiny" 11pthegrove and
wife Deanna "Dee Dee" of Rort Meade; daugh-
ter, Roxanne 11pthegrove of Bartow; son, Rocky
11pthegrove and wife Linda of Bartow; son, Dan-
ny 11pthegrove of Lake Wales; and son, Reese
11pthegrove and wife Wendy of Bartow; one sis-
ter, Wanda D'Agostina of Atlanta, Ga.; also 17
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The visitation will be held Wednesday July 14,
2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLean Funeral
Home, 306 East Broadway, Rort Meade, FL
33841. Funeral services will take place on Thurs-
day at 10 a.m. at the New Beginning Church,
3920 Hwy 98, East Fort Meade, FL 33841. The
committal service with military honors will fol-
low at 2:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemeter ,
6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to
the Disabled American Veterans 303 South Vete-
rans Ave. Lakeland, FL 33815. Condolences may
be sent to the family at www.meleanfuneral-
home.net.









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CypfOSS Hut invites members
t0 m88tingS tonight
Attention all members of Cypress Hut Ea-
gles Auxiliary 4509. They would like to invite
all members to attend meetings which are
held the second and fourth Wednesday of
each month. Meetings start at 7 p.m. There
will be door prizes for those members in
attendance. They will have readings of the
by-laws on July 14 and the final reading on
July 28.

Hospice to host Special Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee (411 SE Fourth
Street) will hold a Gigantic Yard Sale on
Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16,
from 8 a.m. until noon. Specialty Items This
Sale: children's play clothes. We have new
items galore offered at extremely reasonable
prices. Funds raised will benefit patient care,
including services at The Hamrick Home. If
you wish to donate items to the Yard Sale,
drop off times are weekdays between 8a.m.
and 1 p.m. For information call 863-467-
2321.

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


American Legion holds Karaoke
The American Legion Post 64 will have
karaoke with Wayne Eubanks on Friday,
July 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The public is
welcome. Call 863-763-2950 for details.

Airboaters open house
Florida Airboat Association's Airboaters
Appreciation Open House is set for July 16-
18 in Okeechobee. On July 16, there will be
a manufacturer's summit and cracker style
gathering at Pier II Resort. Saturday, July
17, the FAA Airboater Appreciation Awards,
FFA's Curry Island Unity Rally will take place
at Harney Pond Canal in Glades County at
11 a.m. Sunday morning FAA will host a
President's Breakfast Meeting for Airboater
Unity and Fellowship for all involved in the
airboating business.

FAA to host President's
breakfast for Airboaters
Airboaters Appreciation open house set
for July 16-18, in Okeechobee. Sunday
morning FAA will host aPresident's breakfast
meeting for Airboater Unity and Fellowship
for all involved in the airboating business.

Eagles hold steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 4137, lo-
cated at 9985 Hwy. 441 N. will hold a steak
n6.ht negin ing t :3 Oem mdneFdriday tJuly
sweet potato, salad and dessert. Live enter-
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American Cancer Society seeks volunteers
The American Cancer Society is recruit- Work with health care providers to pro-
ing volunteers interested in making a differ- Inote the American Cancer Society's patient
ence in the fight against cancer. programs and services (Preferable sales
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educate the cornrunity, deliver services to Help with recruiting volunteers for ACS
patients and advocate for policies that help programs.
defeat cancer. To get involved, call Tracy Henkes at the
The American Cancer Society's Martin- American Cancer Society at 772-287-7467,
Okeechobee Unit is in irnrediate need of ext. 115.
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FHREDI meeting date set
A public meeting of the Board of Directors for Florida's Heartland Rural Economic
Development Initiative, Inc. and Florida's Freshwater Frontier Inc. is set for Monday, July

19, n being will be held at Heartland Education Consortium, 1096 11.S. Highway 27
North, Lake Placid.
For more information, please call 863-531-0444.
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Cowboys for Christ of Basinger will
meet at the Basinger Civic Center on 11.S. 98
N. on Thursday evening July 15. A potluck
meal will be served at 6 p.In. followed by
a service at 7 p.In., led by Brother Charlie
Watts of Venus. For more information call
Doyle McDuffie at 863-763-2285.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W
23rd Lane, will celebrate our nation's in-
dependence and our freedom to worship
our Lord with a barbecue and pool party
on July 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.rn. They will
have dinner and devotion at a pavilion by
the wooden jungle at the county sport con-
plex. You are invited to bring a side dish or
dessert to share. Hot dogs and hamburgers
will be provided. Tuesday night Bible study
is held in the conference room at 6:30. The
schedule for youth ministry at Peace Luther-
an has changed. Activities begin on Monday


Believers Fellowship, 300 S.W Sixth
Ave., will host Vacation Bible School through
July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening for
kindergarten through 12th grade. The there
is "Saddle RigeR ch For Inore infonna

863-763-2938.
First Baptist Church, 401 S.W Fourth
St., will sponsor "Saddle Ridge Ranch" Va-
cation Bible School through July 16 in the
mornings from 8:30 to noon for children
from kindergarten through fifth grade.
Everglades Baptist Church and Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church are jointly
sponsoring Vacation Bible School July 26
through 30 for children 3 years old through
recent high school graduates. The there is
"The Egypt File." It will be held at Treasure
Island, 4209 11.S. 441 S.E., each evening
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. You can register online
at www. answersvbs. corn/vbs/Everglad es-
BaptistChurch. Registration will also open at
r5:15epi.n on July 26. Call 863-801-1414 for
Faith Alive Fellowship will be having
Vacation Bible School July 26 through 30,
from 8:30 a.In. to 12;30 p.m. each day. The
there is "High Seas Adventure." A snack
and lunch will be provided. For more infor-
Ination call Jennifer at 863-634-2048.
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It's a hit! Slow pitch softball


is a favorite among adults
Slow pitch soft-
ball is among the
preferred "things to
do" for adults here
in Okeechobee.
Many generations
have played in one
or several softball
seasons organized .,$.~il~ T
by the County's
Parks & Recre-
ation Department.
Some people play
to compete and
others simply en-
joy the comradery.
Still, they will all Special to the Okeechobee News/Parks and Rec
The wooden bat tournament winners, the Cobras include team
agree that winning
a division cham- members, (in the back from left to right) Travis Conrad, Tony
Lamb, Howard Harrison, Jason Lamb, Rodney Arnold and Bil-
wit mre tha eus ly Brady. In the front are team members, Scott Kuipers, Don-
bragig rghs..itnie McWhorter, Kevin Barbough, John Mericle, Travis Bough,
Irsag c er iht and Josh Campbell. Not shown: Scott Deloney, Brett Boswell
freet-shrt. and Frank Coker.
For the past two because it made the game even. On Thurs-
seasons, the adult softball league has seen a day, July 8, Chobee Outlaws, Berto's Back
decline in the number of registered teams. Bumpers and Cobras entered a playoff series
Like any business that has been around a to break a 3-way tie. Cobras showed that they
long time, trying something different is one possessed the skill to score points and win
way to spark interest. This summer, the Rec- games the old fashion way. They beat Berto's
reaction Dept. hosted a wooden bat tourna- Back Bumpers 12-6, and won 11-10 against
ment to raise funds for hield improvements. Chobee Outlaws to be named champions of
Although wooden bats aren't exactly a novel Okeechobee's first wooden bat tournament.
thing, playing an entire game with them can Although they were bummed to learn they
be considered uncommon these days. For didn't win a t-shirt this time around, Cobras
the five teams that stepped up to the plate, were happy about getting free entry into the
it wasn't an easy run. After being rained out next season.
three days in a row, teams were finally able The upcoming summer softball league
to play ball. will continue with wooden bats for men,
On Tuesday, July 6, players quickly real- women and co-ed. All those interested in
ized they had to adjust their game. Base hit- putting a team in should call the Recreation
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Treasure Coast has kicked off its second
annual school supply program. It is seek-
ing help and support from the public to
provide back to school supplies to abused,
abandoned and neglected children within
the 19th judicial district. The "Kits4Kids"
program is designed to provide fresh new
school supplies to approximately 1300
children currently within the district, which
includes Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. The GFNF has been
working tirelessly to raise enough funds to
provide each child with a backpack and
supplies required to attend public school.
These are children who have been re-
moved from their home and are in the care
of a children's home, foster care or a rela-
tive.
There are many other worthy school


supply drives within the community;
however, those supplies are distributed to
children who are a part of organizations
and agencies that are not "secret or con-
fidential" to the children's circumstances.
Guardian ad Litem children's identities are
extremely confidential and often the GAL
children are overlooked in agency and or-
ganization charity drives. GFNF needs to
ensure each child receives what it deserves
and needs.
A $20 donation to "Kits4Kids" provides
a full kit with the basic supplies. To spon-
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any amount to Guardians for New Futures,
584 N.W. University Blvd., Suite 600, Port
St. Lucie, FL 34986. Or, donate through the
website gfnf4kids.org pay pal program. For
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Okeechobee bowed out of the Jr. Dixie
Boys State Rournarnent in Marianna this
weekend after tough losses to Crystal River
and Tri-Cities.
The Okeechobee 13-year-old all star tearn
competed in the tournament along with
eight other tearns from around the state.
Saturday Okeechobee fell to Crystal River
7-4. Sunday Okeechobee fell to Tri-Cities
11-5
COkeechobee fell behind in both garnes
and late rallies weren't enough to secure a
win.
Coach Dudley Kirton said the tearn faced
sorne tough tearns and worked hard and
never gave up, "We did alright. We just had
one bad inning in both garnes and got be-
hind and couldn't recover," he said.
"I felt the kids played well other than
those bad innings."
Saturday Crystal River scored five runs in
the top of the first inning and never trailed.
Trenton Hickman hit the first batter and then
walked two more. A couple of infield errors
behind hirn also hurt Okeechobee. Casey
Pernell added an RBI single and Ryan John-
son added a sacrifice fly.
Okeechobee scored one run in the bot-
torn of the first as Paul Jackson singled,

Gordie Peer programs held
at the library another week
Gordie Peer will be available Saturday,
July 17, from 11:30 to 4 p.m. to show
film, rodeo and ranching photos from his
alburns and answer questions. His pro-
grarns begin at 5 p.m. at the library: Tues-
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stole second and scored on a single by Otto
Ramirez.
Okeechobee made it 5-2 in the second as
Justin Fletcher's single scored Rough Dur-
rance. Crystal River responded with single
runs in the top of the third and fourth in-
nings. Ryan Johnson's single scored Dalen
Rogers in the third and a catcher's interfer-
ence call and a throwing error allowed one
run in the fourth inning.
Okeechobee scored two runs in the bot-
torn of the sixth as Fletcher delivered anoth-
er RBI single. Jackson added an RBI hit that
scored Arthur Woodruff.
Hickman, Ethan Revels and Jackson
pitched for Okeechobee in a losing cause.
Derrick Rogers was the winning pitcher as
he pitched solid ball into the sixth inning for
Crystal River .
Sunday OIkeechobee again fell behind,
this time by seven runs, as they took on Tri-
Cities. Kevin Colernan had a rough first in-
ning on the mound as he allowed three sin-
gles and walked two batters after an infield
error to start the garne. Okeechobee trailed
5-0 before Ethan Revels relieved Colernan.
Ryan Danford had a two run single for Tri-
Cities. Cody Henson and Matthew Jernigan
added RBI singles.
Tri-Cities made it 8-0 in the third as An-
toine Johnson scored Danford who had
walked. They made it 9-0 in the fifth as Hen-
son walked and scored on another RBI hit
by Jernigan,
On the mound Jernigan kept Okeecho-
bee scoreless for the first four innings. He


allowed two out singles to Trenton Hickman
and Otto Rarnirez in the first and then retired
nine straight batters.
Okeechobee reached hirn for two runs in
the fifth as Bailey Kirton singled and scored
on a throwing error. Evan Faulk reached on
a fielder's choice, stole a base, and scored
on a ground out by Logan Choate.
Okeechobee scored another run in the
bottorn of the sixth inning as Justin Fletcher
singled and scored on an infield error. Tn-
Cities responded with two runs in the top of
the seventh against reliever Michael Daniel.
Jernigan and Cade Hall singled and were
able to score on sorne Okeechobee mis-
cues.
Okeechobee scored two runs in the bot-
torn of the seventh as Kirton doubled and
scored on an RBI ground out by Choate.
Paul Jackson's single scored Durrance for
the final run. Okeechobee had two runners
on base when Hall retired Fletcher for the
final out.
Coach Kirton said Tri-Cities pitcher was
very impressive as he kept his hitters off
balance and threw into the seventh inning.
He said a key problem for Okeechobee was
leaving too many runners on base.
"It was good for the kids to play sorne top
tearns. A lot of then will play fall ball this
year and I think they'll improve," he added.
Okeechobee Assistant Coaches were Don
Cleghorn and Chris Hickman. Art Woodruff
won the hornerun hitting contest on Friday
night for Okeechobee and earned a special
wooden bat.


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The individual FCAT test scores were
mailed out in the past few days and most
families should have received then in the
Inail this week, Ms. Suits added.
The appeal likely means more delays for
the district when it cornes to adequate yearly
progress reports for the federal government
and also individual school grades. Ms. Suits
said in sorne of the larger districts in the state
scores were reduced significantly.


The Superintendents of Duval, Leon,
Miarni-Dade, Broward, and Hillsborough
county schools sent a letter that outlines the
concerns they have. They also asked that
school grades be delayed. They also asked
that a cornrittee of experts be convened to
review the data. The number of students in
these districts represent more than 40 per-
cent of the public school populations in
Florida.
Florida Department of Education Con-
Inissioner Eric Srnith will convene a third
party to review the accuracy of the data.
School officials are very concerned because
the FCAT have huge impacts on the amount
of funding schools receive from the state
and federal government.
NCS Pearson, the firrn hired to grade the
tests this year, was a month late in the re-
lease of the test scores because Pearson's


"We don't feel this represents
what the kids actually did on
theSe teStS ..."
Sharon Suits

database systern didn't match up with the
files of the state. School officials said that
could have impacted the learning gains
measured by the test.
Originally school districts were given un-
til noon on Tuesday to have the data submit-
ted by individual schools. The DOE gave the
schools another day to have the information
derailed to then.
According to a Florida DOE statement,
experts at the University of Nebraska have
been hired to review the validity of the test
scores.


truck's four doors were standing open and
the engine was running. The report added
that the ignition had been "punched."
The OCSO sergeant later stopped a ma-
roon-colored Dodge Durango at the inter-
section of 11.S. 441 S. and S.W. 28th St. Sgt.
Hagan's report stated that Jackson was a
passenger in the SUV and was placed under
arrest at that time.
Jackson, who was not arrned, was hand-
cuffed and taken to jail without further in-
cident.
Although he is not charged, Detective
Faulkner said Jackson "is a person of inter-
est in the stolen vehicle."
The detective said many people came
forward with information that helped him
identify Jackson as the alleged shooter.
"Many people came forward to get this
man off the street," said Detective Faulkner.
"I'rn very appreciative and pleased with the
support of the cornrunity in this case, and
the courage of those supporters to stand up
against the criminal element. The cornru-
nity really stepped forward in this case."
He went on to say that he hopes this
support will continue and help law enforce-
Inent solve several other violent crimes in
the cornrunity.
Although Jackson has been arrested, De-
tective Faulkner said the case is still under
investigation.
He went on to praise nernbers of the
OCSO road division for their aggressiveness
in locating Jackson.
"I'rn also very appreciative of their long
hours spent putting this case to rest," he
added.
If anyone has any information about this
or any other case, Detective Faulkner asks
that they call him at 863-357-5330.


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around sorne apartments on N.E. 13th St.
when the shooting occurred around 8:27
a.m.
The 33-year-old victim apparently ap-
proached Jackson on the street and after a
brief-larguren pa 1k on,ewho is also known


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the victim in the upper left r~a
arrn. ...
Detective Faulkner said 1'
the bullet entered the
Inan's left arrn near the
axilla and just below the
biceps, then exited out
the left side of his upper Sheretta
back. McNeil
After the shooting,
Jackson reportedly ran to a silver Dodge

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away from the scene.
Although a spent .45 caliber shell casing
was found, Detective Faulkner said the gun
has not been recovered.
The victim was driven to Raulerson Hos-
pital and was later transported by helicopter
to Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in
Fort Pierce. Detective Faulkner said the man
is recovering at an undisclosed location.
While on patrol early Tuesday, Sgt. Hagan
saw a Ford F-250 SuperCrew pickup truck
accelerate quickly through the traffic light
at 11.S. 441 S. and S.W 28th St. He turned
around and gave chase but lost the truck in
the area of S.W 24th Ave.
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Hooks of Belle Glade, was later found by
OCSO Corporal Paul Ferrell in Oak Lake Vil-
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee UtilityAuthorityis facing
a $400,000 budget shortfall. At the Tuesday,
July 13 meeting of the Okeechobee Utility
Authobritr; Bh dtlof Directors (O A), board

proposed budget for fiscal year 2010/2011.
Executive director John Hayford an-
nounced that the way the proposed budget
looks right now expenses will exceed rev-
enues by about $400,000. At this point the
budget contains no rate increases. However,
that was one of the options discussed to bal-

Inuedee aelb5u ern mei ris dfobrued tl
ees and the employee health insurance cap
is raised from $502.12 to $525.00.
Several options were discussed to cut
the deficit. One was to eliminate odor con-
trol chemicals in the wastewater collection
system. That would save about $75,000.
However, Mr. Hayford cautioned that such a
move would result in customer complaints
and over time the odor producing gas gener-
ated would corrode OUA equipment. Elimi-
nating the proposed pay increase would save
around $45,000. Eliminating the purchase of
a truck would save about $35,000.


Furloughs and layoffs are also options.
A four-hour furlough program would save
around $300,000. A six-hour furlough would
generate approximately $450,000 in savings
while an eight-hour furlough generates ap-
prolxihmatreyo$600,0M0 in sa ins.n th en
fected. Individual furloughs would be spread
throughout the week. Each position elimi-
nated would save approximately $40,000.
"I don't think either one is a consider-
ation," board member Tommy Hoover said
of the proposed salary and insurance benefit
increases. He said the two combined would
trnmore hn a 1. Hpe thent ucedas tisnh
be balanced without those increases.
"One of the last things we would like to
look at is anything that affects employees'
pay," asserted Mr. Hayford.
"We have looked at several rate increases
from zero to 8 percent," he added.
For the current budget year rates were
increased 6 percent. However, that 6 per-
cent has been held back to apply to future
debt services to cover the shortfall in future
years from the failure of developers to keep
their original developers' agreements. That
money has not been applied to operating


expenses. Mr. Hayford stated that that mon-
ey could be used to help balance next year's
budget. However, that would make meeting
debt service payments even harder in the
future
"I think we should endeavor to balance
the budget by cutting expenses," stated Devin
Maxwell. "Over the long term we need to re-
duce operating expenses," he added. For ex-
ample he mentioned that temporary savings
could be realized by delaying the purchase
of a truck, However, a truck would eventu-
ally have to be purchased when it no longer
became cost efficient to operate the old one.
He suggested not filling vacant positions.
Mr. Hayford stated that several employees
were close to retirement and suggested an
early retirement program and leaving those
positions vacant.
Mr. Hoover suggested that pay cuts might
result in more savings to the utility than fur-
loughs.
No action was taken and there will prob-
ably be several more discussions before the
budget is adopted. The next scheduled dis-
cussion is a public meeting to be held on
Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. at the OUA

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At their meeting on Tuesday, July 13 the
Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) was
occupied with two items involving improve-
ments to property.
Glades Electric recently put in a power-
line on the OUA wastewater treatment facil-
ity property on Cemetery Road. The power
line is parallel to Cemetery Road. Resident
of R Bar Estates, were upset because Glades
Electric cut down trees they believed were
planted as part of the permit requirements
when the plant was built to buffer their
subdivision from the treatment plant. The
property belongs to the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) and is
leased to OUA. Glades Electric received the
easement for the powerline from DEP.
Bob Riedle and Dale Barrett, two R Bar
Estates residents, filed a complaint against
DEP stating that the vegetative barrier was
illegally removed and asked that the power
line be moved and the original buffer re-
placed.
The reply from DEP said in effect that
there were no violations of the permit re-
quirements and they were not required to
replace the buffer
"We don't have a horse in this race," stat-
ed board member Tommy Hoover.
"We do own the land. We did not grant
an easement to Glades," asserted John Hay-
ford, OUA's executive director. However, he
stated the OUA could enact a "good neigh-
bor policy" and restore the vegetation.
Glades Electric agreed to pay $8,000 to re-
place the vegetation. The OUA board voted
to take that amount and approved spending
an amount not to exceed $8,500 to reveg-
etate the area. However, their revegetation


will be between the power line and plant.
What the R Bar Estates residents wanted
was the power line moved and the original
vegetative buffer restored.
Mr. Barrett said he had yet seen the DEP
response and had not yet decided on any
further action.
The other item involving real estate was
for information only but could have far
reaching effects. It concerns the 100 acres of
the proposed Northshore Village subdivision
that Waste Management is proposing to buy
from developer Stephen E. Myers, Sr. Waste
Management would then present the land to
the county to satisfy a contract requirement.
That 100 acres is encumbered with a pro-
rated portion of the developer's agreement
that covers the entire subdivision.
Board members were supplied a copy
of a letter from Mr. Hayford to Okeechobee
Landfill Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Manage-
ment, concerning the property. The letter
states that "In the event of a conveyance of
the 100 acres to a third party the prorated
sums allocable to the 100 acre parcel, which
will be payable as part of the tax bill for the
100 acre parcel will be as follows." Then let-
ter goes on state that on each annual prop-
erty tax bill from 2010 to 2019 $22,042 will
be due as per the developers agreement.
The entire Northshore Village project is
allocated a certain number of equivalent
residential sewer connections (ERCs) that
can used anywhere on the property at the
discretion of the developer. Therefore, even
though a third party might pay the $22,042
a year there is no agreement to provide any
ERCs to that particular 100 acres. The county
has not yet made a final decision on whether
or not to accept the property.


OUA faces a $400,000 shortfall


OUA agrees to restore buffer





16 Okeechobee News July 14, 2010


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July 14, 2010 Okeechobee News 17


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
GENRANLO:U4RISDIOC9TION DIVISION

NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO HARBOR
FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK, PLAIINFF,
JACQUES 3. MORISSET, ET AL., DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: NYSOLA GRANT
whose residence Is unknown If he/she/they be lving; and If he/she/they be
dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grant-
"idb Thro gh, lnen3re o inst se Dfndants Ih arted no ngwt abre
ddoralive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest In the property described In the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
ETNG A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, RLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM-
MENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 23,SBEING ALSO T~HE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF
N.W 96TTHHENTCREEEBEAFOR O DIS15ANC EO R2236.2 FEETCETO A
4068.47 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTIN-
UE S00037'55"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR S87027'19"E FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF
SAID SECTION 23; THENCE BEAR N 00037'55"E, ALONG SAID
EAST BOUNDARY LINE. FOR A DISTANCE OF 817.21 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W FOR A DISTANCE OF
2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-OFBEGINNING. CONTAINING 41.93
ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL
EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND/OR RIGHTS-
OF-WAY OF RECORD.
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO A 70.00 FEET EASEMENT FOR
THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING IN SECTION 23,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE ( 3UNTY,
FLORIDA, LYING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL
WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 23;
THENCE BEAR N87027'19"W, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 23, BEING ALSO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE N.W.
96TH STREET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 2236.25 FEET TO THE POINT-
OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE
BEAR S00037'55"W FOR A DISTANCE OF 5109.24 FEET TO THE
POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT.
has been iled against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it on DAVID i. STERN, ESQ. Plaintlf attorney,
whose address Is 900 South Pine Island Road #400, Plantabon, FL
33324-3920 no later than 30 days from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action and ile the original with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediably thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded In the complaint
or petiton iled herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 30th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY. Linda E Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN ATTORNEY FOR PLAIINIFF
900NSTOUnTHNPlNE3 -SIIDRADSUITE400

NOllC RARDTNG THF AMFRTCANS WTTH DTSARILTI TTS ACT OF
122In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation tohparticipate In this proceeding should contact
2 NWdCmin~stra3 Cb Drly PotaS~t. Luc dFL 49 oro c el roed7 37a0
within two working days of your receipt of this Summons/Notice to Appear.
If you are hearing Impaired call 1-800-955-8771. If you are volce Impaired
call 1-800-9558770, via Florida Relay Service.
3594800ON 7/7,14/10


4 public auction of stored personal property, from Okeechobee Store-N-
Lock: to be conducted at 4129 Hwy 441 South, Okeechobee, FL will
De held to pay unpaid storage fees (pursuant to Secton 83.806, Florida
jtatubes). Public Aucton to be held on July 24, 2010 beginning at 11:00
Im. The personal property In the following units will be auctioned. All pay-
nents must be made In full, CASH ONLY, by the date/time of auction.

DYSHONAY. McDONALD, Unit #13
HARRIETTE DOSSEY, Unit #118
EDWARDO C. TAYLOR SR., Unit #140
MICHELLE R. DENNIS, Unit #60
MICHELLE M. MITCHUM, Unit #56
360207 ON 71,/10

OKFFCHORFF COllNTY SCHOOL ROARD
Amendment of Attendance Procedures and Proarams Manual
[n accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida
jtatubes, notice Is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board
Nall consider amendment of the Attendance Procedures and Programs
Manual at their meeting on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., In
loom 303 of the School Board Administratve Ofice at 700 S.W. Second
avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the proposed revisions are available In the
school Board Administrative Ofice, Room 307.
1. The Attendance Procedures and Programs Manual provides guidance
regarding student attendance and truancy procedures.
2. Revisions Include changes to procedures for on-going attendance prob-
les oigof absences, and other minor edibrial changes.
3. he ega authority for this policy is F.S 1001.41, 1001.42. Laws Imple-
menaed are F.S. 39.01(73)(C), 985.03, 1001.43, 1003.21, 1003.23,
1003.24, 1003.26; and State Board of Education Rules 6A-1.044 and
6A-1.09514.
4. This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic
standpoint.
%tricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
superintendent of Schools
35971 ON 7/14/10

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida
jtatubes, notice Is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board
NIl cos drT amsndmengut ,fh SchloolaBoar 0oe 2, te~d below atofth e r

jcooC easrdofAdhmlnpistrpaobs fc atm70 rSWt Sreeon Ienu~e,thOkec hol
3oard Ofice located at 700 S.W n Avenue, Room 307.
AMFNDMFNT OF ROARD POLICY 5.40 Student ContrnI
1. This policy Includes the Code of Student Conduct.
i. Revisions to the Code of Student Conduct Include additions and clarlica-
tlons as determined necessary by the Code of Student Conduct Commit-
tee. Revisions are available In the office of the Assistant Supernt~endent
for Administrabve Services.
3. The legal authority for this poliy Is F.S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws Imple-
menaed are ES. 120.57(1); 1001.43; 1003.04; 1003.21; 1003.31;
1003.32; 1006.08; 1006.09; 1006.10; 1006.13.
i. This policy amendment wIl not affect Individuals from an economic
standpoint.

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cludes Water. Commu-
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OKEE 1br, furnished,
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IIIII

FAMILY COURT
FOR THEWTAATEE OF

NOTICE OF FAMILY
COURT ACTION

TO: Jeremy Simpkins,
ReSpondent
Petitioner,3an Denneny,
has filed a Custody peti-
tlon ac ainst you in the
Family Court of the State
of Delaware for New Cas-
010 County uoncl aot 19
an anSwer with the Fami-
ly Court within 20 days
after publication of this
notiCe, eXClUSive of the
date of publication, as re-
C|Uired by statute, this ac-
tlon will be heard in
Family Court without fur-
ther notice.

IF YOU WISH TO BE
REPRESENTED BY AN
ATTORNEY IN THIS
MATTER BUT CANNOT
AFFORD ONE, YOU
MAY BE ENTITLED TO
HAVE THE COURT AP-
POINT AN ATTORNEY
TO REPRESENT FOR
YOU FREE. FOR MORE
INFORMATION, CON-
TACT THE CLERK OF
THE COURT AT FAMI-
LY COURT.

DATE: 6/9/2010
Jan Denneny
360094 ON 7/14/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISIOk
File No. 2010-CP-068

~OS I IER MARTINEZ
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administraton of the estate of
IOSE BARRERA MAREINEZ, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
Api ,2010, and whose social se-
cuiynumber Is NONE, Is pending In
teCrutCourt for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is 312 Northwest
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Flordid
34972. The names and addresses o
the personal representative and the
es~soe;~ot r eb e~nta tives attorney
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against dece ent's estah on

qie oc bes rve mus hes~e
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
EFTHIS NOTICE OR 0DOAFYSAAFTER
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other credits of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must ile their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF L T MSC CENOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PR BAE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DTh~e d~ae of rs~ Aubllcon of this
notice Is
Personal Representatve:
Leonel Barrera-Martinez
946 Belden Street



Ellis, Ged &Bodden, RA.
t11Nrh F dra 8Highway
Telephone: (561) 995-1966
Fax: (561) 228-0914
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and ile the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintifs attorneys or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the complaint or peti-
tloTED on June 29, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
Bt Katphu Amo d

In accordance with the Americans
wihd Dsa Iltls Acatcof o90daperso s
participate In this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven business days prior to the
proceeding at Telephone
772-807-4370 or 1-800-955-8770 via
Florida Relay Service.
359280 ON 7/14,21/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.CIVILDIVISION
CASE NO.
462010CA000240XXXXXX
GRE N TPFE SERVICING LLC,
VS.
ALEXIS LEVINRAD; etal,.
Defendants.
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W.
LUNTSFORD, 1R. and IOHN W.
Las ,nwAd~dress
1303 EAST NEW ORLEANS
TAMPA, FL 33603
Current Residence is Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing describedoprdoperty In Okee-
chobee County, FI da
LOT 11, BLOCK 25, UNIT NUMBER
2 BASSWOOD INCORPORATED, AC-
RS R CRDDTI ~ EOO 3F
PAGE(S) 28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
wntt def ses, DIfany,P ,o laon
tiffs attorneys, whose address Is PO
BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL
33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, within
30 days from hrst date of publicaton

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LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
ch beat Fooda P sonn oULY l3r
da Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing
and strage charges. Year, make,
model and VIN are as follows.
1997 Kia Seph ia
VIN #KNAFA1257V'5281453

Term of Ials aaree peah,Saed no
serves the right oe final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
wll e s~oldMI`A Id"co mlon wh
no guarantees.
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Okeechnhee CountvSchani


The Okeechobee County School
Board will meet on July 22, 2010, at
600 p.msy h co siderr sdertisemehot
popsd budget for 2010-11. The
S hol Board will meet on Ju~ly2e9,
10goatoof6 fntaft e mlageonsI s
and the tentativebuet or
2010-11. Both meetngswIbe~~b in
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministratve Ofice at 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenuep,ubkeechobee, and are open
PatriciaG. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
358488 ON 7/14,16/10

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-00527
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CEREIFICATE-
HOLDERS CITIGROUP MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST INC. ASSET-BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SE-
RIES 2007-AMC1,
PLATINFF,
VS.
CARROLL RAY ALBRITTON, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: CARROLL RAY ALBRITTON
AND PAMELA A. ALBRITTON
A/Kt/A PAMELA A. KUCH A/Kt/A
PAME.ArALdBRITTOsNunow f

besete be deadt Be unkdown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
Ilenoer, credito s, tnastees r d ba
hogunder or against the Defen-
dedorwa ivend1 otl pabsvi g
or claiming to have any right, title or
interest In the property described In
the mortgage being foreclosed here-


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By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News

Firemen spent nearly four hours in Viking
as they fought a large brush fire that grew to
15 acres and threatened structures on Sun-
day.
Paramedic Justin Hazellief said seven
firemen and five units from Okeechobee
County Fire Rescue and the Division of For-
estry were dispatched to the north west cor-
ner of Viking around 11:30 a.m. They found
a large column of smoke and about 10 acreS
of brush on fire. The winds sent the flames
toward the east but firemen were able to
construct a fire break and stop the flames
yards away from a home.
The fire might have been started by all
terrain vehicles in the area. There were no

ionudiy mpo noon firemen battled an-
other yard fire that damaged a shed at 5629
N.E. 2nd Street, Lt. Ron Suit reported.
Firemen found an outside storage shed
that was being torn down on fire. They used
about 100 gallons of water to put out the
flames. Firemen were on the scene for ap-
proximately 30 minutes. There were no in-
juris record.
uri caus of this blaze was listed as ac-

cidental, Suits said.

Shoe drive asks for gently

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


Okeechobee News


July 14, 2010


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900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLAINTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-73782 CWF
NOTTCF RFGARDTNG THF
AMFRTCANS WTTH
DTSARILTI TTS ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to paricl-
pate In this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administraion no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, R~rt St. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notce to Appear. If you are
hearing Im palred call
1-800-955-8771. Ifyou are volce Im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Florl-
da Relay Service.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 47-2010-CA-000245
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JONATHAN RILEY, etal,
Defendant(s).
NOTTCF OF ACTION
TO: JONATHAN RILEY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3295 E
STATE ROAD 64, WAUCHULA, FL
33873
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE


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HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
:SEESGRANTEES, OR OTHER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
Ing property In OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida:
LOT 16, BLOCK 2, BRINDABAN
FOREST, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 25, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.


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TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A
FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE
THERETO BEARING I.D. NOS.
0050(A/B)TC16431781
has been iled against yu are re-
quired to serve a copy otyour wrt-
ten defenses within 30 d ys after the
first publication, If any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address Is 9119 Cor-
porate Lake Drive, Sulte 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and ile the original
with this Court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or Immediate y
thereafter, otherwise a default wil
be entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint or peti-
tlon.
This notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive
weeks In the Okeechobee News (In-


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dependent Newspapers).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 1st day of July,
2010.
Sharon Robertson
Clerk of the Court
by: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F10027867
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990. In accordance with the Amerl-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodaton to
paricipate In this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-


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ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, ~Port St. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of the Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing Impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are volce Im-
paired call 1-800-955-8771.
359402 ON 07/07,14/10
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YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
LT2,LESS THE EAST 100
FEOFBLOCK I, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been iled against you and you
are required to serve a copy ofyor
written defenses, If any, to it on D-
VID i. STERN, ESQ. Pilantiffs attor-
ney, whose address Is 900 South
Pine Island Road #400, Plantaton
FL 33324-3920 no later than 30 days
from the date of the irst publication
of this notice of action and ile the
Ingnal with the clerk of this court el-
~hr before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or Immediately thereafter
othe use a df It wilbb tn~eedd
her he complaint or pettlon iled
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 29th day of June, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Bt Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID i. STERN
ATTORNEY FORPLATINFF


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Okeechobee News


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commissioners
might receive dire news in beautiful sur-
roundings tomorrow. They will have their
first meeting in the newly renovated court-
house. Courtroom A has been renovated
with theater seats, dark wood paneling and
marble counters to serve as commission
chambers.
In these stately surroundings commis-
sioners will receive a budget update in
which county administrator Lyndon Bonner
will probably have predictions of a budget
shortfall. In connection with the budget dis-
cussion the board will set workshop dates
to consider proposed millage rates and es-
tablish the date for a public hearing on the
tentative budget.
There will be some good news, though,
as the information technology department
unveils the new county web site. The web
address will not change, however there
will be new features such as updated pro-
gramming, unlimited e-mail storage and
accounts, department by department ad-
ministrative access, community calendar,
and, best of all, cost savings. Once the new
system is operational, citizens will be able
watch commission meetings live on their
computers. The new website will be avail-


What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission
When: Thursday, July 15, 9 a.m.
Where: Judge William Hendry
Courtroom, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.

able for viewing midnight tomorrow night.
In other news, the board is expected to:
*adopt a resolution proclaiming the
week of July 18 24 as Probation, Parole,
and Community Supervision Week in the
county'
*declare certain items of equipment to
be surplus;
*appoint one member to the affordable
housing committee;
*receive an update on code enforcement
cases involving Michael and Cindy Rucker
and Tony G. Huet;
*ratify payment to Curran Electric for
work performed on the Okeechobee County
Jail emergency generator; and
*appoint two commission members,
one citizen member and one alternate citi-
zen member to the value adjustment board.


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