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Vol. 101 No. 117 Wednesday, September 29, 2010


500 Plus tax


Gun dealer accused of illegal sales
By Charles M. Murphy chine guns on Sept. 17, U.S. District Court sives. According to court documents, Mr. Charges included making a false state-
Okeechobee News records show. Basile worked for Gun Smoke Enterprises, ment in a firearms transfer record, failure
Edward Todd Basile, 47, was arrested af- a federally licensed firearms dealer based in to keep proper records of firearms sales,
A federal grand jury indicted an Okeecho- ter a raid on a residence in Buckhead Ridge Okeechobee. The company sells firearms at unlawful possession of a firearm by a drug
bee man on five charges related to alleged il- by the Department of Homeland Security, South Florida gun shows and over the inter-
legal sales and transfers of unregistered ma- Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and Explo- net. See GUNS Page 11


Injection well


finally
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A well that had been caus-
ing the county problems and
much expense since 2002
has finally been abandoned
and capped. However, that
may not be the end of the
story.
In 2002, American Drilling
Services (ADC) was contract-
ed to dig an injection well for
the county at the Okeecho-
bee County Sports Complex.
A water supply well was dug
below the level of potable
water to bring hot water to
the surface to power a heat
pump to heat water in the
swimming pool at the sports
complex. Another well, an


capped
injection well, was dug to re-
turn used water to the same
level it came from in a closed
loop. In dealing with injection
wells the Florida Department
of Environmental Protec-
tion (DEP) has strict rules to
ensure water from the level
below the level of potable
water does not mix with po-
table water.
Soon after the well was
completed, problems began.
The return well, for some rea-
son, did not take all the water
from the source well and the
injection well began leaking
to the surface.
According to figures re-
leased by county administra-
See WELL Page 11


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September 29, 2010 Okeechobee News


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Brad Clay, 19, N.E. 31st Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 22 by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Street
Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of proba-
tion fraud. He is being held without bond.
Jeffery S. Blackburn, 30, Andrea Lane,
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Sept. 24 by
Deputy Adrian Rogers on a charge of driving
while license suspended habitual offender.
His bond was set at $250.
Tomijack Jones, 16, U.S. 441 S.E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by Dep-
uty Steven Pollack on a felony charge of vio-
lation of probation petit theft. He is being
held without bond.
Amy Elizabeth Cates, 42, Airport Road,
Punta Gorda, was arrested Sept. 24 by Dep-
uty Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation- possession of cocaine and vio-
lation of probation- tampering with physical
evidence. She is being held without bond.
Crystal Nicole Smith, 23, N.E. 14th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with attempt-
ed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Her bond was set at $2,500.
Jamie Tulane Smith, 34, W Village St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 24 by Offi-
cer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of driv-
ing under the influence and misdemeanor
charges of refusal to submit to a DUI test and
driving while license suspended. His bond
was set at $7,000.
Jeffery S. Blackburn, 30, Andrea Lane,
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Sept. 25 by


Deputy Arlene Durbin on charges of grand
theft, defrauding a pawnbroker and deal-
ing in stolen property. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Leshawn Lorenzo Henderson, 21, S.E.
12th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
25 by Deputy John Hazy on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation possession of marijuana over
20 grams. He is being held without bond.
Avery Rashi Wilcox, 37, N.E. 17th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25
by Deputy Jason Hickman on a charge of
driving while license suspended with knowl-
edge habitual offender. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Stacey Vickers, 23, N.W 294th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 25 by
Deputy Patricia Massung on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, violation of probation posses-
sion of marijuana over 20 grams and viola-
tion of probation possession of drug para-
phernalia. She is being held without bond.
Andrew John Busscher, 47, 93rd Road,
Loxahatchee, was arrested Sept. 25 by Of-
ficer Ryan Holroyd on a felony charge of
threatening harm to a public servant and
family, and a misdemeanor charge of dis-
orderly intoxication. His bond was set at
$2,750.
Cecilia J. Garza, 45, S.W Eighth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Offi-
cer Jack Boon on a charge of driving under
the influence. Her bond was set at $500.
Cheyenne Lottie Lee, 17, N.W Sixth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by
Officer Ryan Holroyd on a charge of grand
theft. She was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail then released into the custody of
a parent/guardian.
Rjay Armstrong, 27, N.W Sixth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 26 by Offi-
cer Ryan Holroyd on felony charges of grand
theft and driving while license suspended -


habitual offender. He was also arrested on a
misdemeanor charge of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at
$5,500.
Curtis Lee Coffey, 25, N.E. Eighth Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27 by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Street
Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of proba-
tion driving under the influence. He is be-
ing held without bond.
Christopher Barton Hanson, 21, Prim-
rose R.V Park, Okeechobee, was arrested
Sept. 27 by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Street Crimes Unit on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation -
grand theft, violation of probation forgery
and violation of probation uttering a forged
bill. He is being held without bond.
Bradley Justin Sheltra, 25, S.W Third
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 27
by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
Street Crimes Unit on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant charging him with burglary and
grand theft. His bond was set at $15,000.
Dawna Lashay Hopewell, 28, N.W
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Sept.
27 by Officer Chad Troutman on a felony
charge of burglary of an unoccupied con-
veyance and a misdemeanor charge of petit
theft. Her bond was set at $1,250.
Erich Maschmeier, 39, S.R. 70 W,
Okeechobee, was arrested Sept. 28 by Dep-
uty Sergeant Robert Coleman on a felony
charge of aggravated assault and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of drug para-
phernalia. His bond was set at $3,000.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, 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.

Political forum planned

for Oct. 4 in OMS gym
A political forum will be held Monday,
Oct. 4 at Osceola Middle School Gymna-
sium, 825 S.W 28th St. from 6 to 9 p.m.
The forum has invited candidates for
U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative District
16, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attor-
ney General, Chief Financial Officer, Com-
missioner of Agriculture, State Represen-
tative District 79, Okeechobee County
Commission District 2, Okeechobee
County Commission District 4, Okeecho-
bee City Council three Seats at large.
The event is co-hosted by the Eco-
nomic Council of Okeechobee, Okeecho-
bee Area Agri-Council, Okeechobee Farm
Bureau, Okeechobee Democratic Party,
Okeechobee Republican Party and the
American Business Women's Associa-
tion, Women of Tomorrow Chapter.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A teacher at the Okeechobee Youth De-
velopment Center was reportedly rushed
to a local hospital with two broken bones
in his cheek and a concussion after he was
allegedly hit by a male student.
Joshua Deleon, 17, Rosecliff Circle,
Sanford, was arrested Friday, Sept. 24,
on a felony charge of battery on commit-
ment facility staff. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail then taken to the
St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in Fort
Pierce.
An arrest report by DeputyJoseph Gracie
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) stated that the juvenile grabbed the
male victim and began to pinch him. The
victim reportedly tried to push the juvenile


away, but Deleon would
not release his hold.
At that point, the teach-
er struck the student and
told the teen not to touch
him again, stated the dep-
uty's report.
f_ The teacher started to
Joshua walk away when Deleon
Deleon allegedly punched him on
the left side of the face.
The victim fell forward, struck his head on
a concrete wall and was knocked uncon-
scious, the report continued.
Deputy Gracie said the teacher was
taken to the emergency room at Raulerson
Hospital. The report does not indicate if
the victim was admitted to the hospital, or
treated and released.


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Mustang makeover
What a delightful story in the Sunday
paper about the 11 year old who is training a
mustang for the Extreme Mustang Makeover
competition. It is nice to read something
positive about a young person. It seems
we always hear about the ones who get in
trouble. I like to read about the ones who
are doing something good.

Hurricanes
Watching all of the tropical storms on
the news this year, it makes me wonder if
folks are prepared for a hurricane. If you
were here in 2004 and 2005, then you know
what to do. Make sure you have your sup-
plies ready because you know when we are
in the path of a hurricane, it will be hard to
find the things you need. For example, ply-
wood for boarding up windows sells out
fast.

Scholarships
SThere are many factors that affect
grades in high school. Just because a student
makes Cs does not mean they will not be
successful in college. One of the most bril-
liant women I know made Cs in high school
and then won a National Merit Scholarship.
She was brilliant but always managed to get
on the wrong side of high school teachers.
If a student makes good scores on the SAT,
high school grades should not matter.
There are plenty of solid B students
who have everything it takes to succeed in
college, but who don't quite make the cut
for Bright Futures because it is based only on
certain subjects.
I have seen very poor kids that were,
beyond a doubt, exceptional, receive schol-
arships that if they were in another town
may not receive them. We, in Okeechobee,
have reason to boast about our giving to the
graduating classes. I just wish more of them
were able to come back here and make
Okeechobee better. We'll get there eventu-
ally.


Sheriff's budget
It seems to me that at the hearing where
they set the millage, the county administra-
tor should have known it was not enough
money to fund the sheriff's budget, but that
was not brought up at the time. It does not
seem right they set the millage and then told
the sheriff he has to cut $1.5 million. Yet they
have plenty of money for their pet projects
like the courthouse renovations and the new
EOC.
It is my understanding that the sheriff
is given a total amount of money from the
county for his budget, but how he spends
it is his decision. Doesn't he set the start-
ing salary for a new hire and control how
many deputies he needs and what position
they fill? I am a taxpayer in this county and
have observed waste in the sheriff's budget.
Should unmarked vehicles be allowed to be
driven as personal vehicles? If the sheriff cries
to the governor for more money, where is it
coming from? Us the taxpayers. I for one am
being taxed out of this county. If you have
been keeping up with the budget this year
then you would know that the money being
spent on the projects previously is money
that must be spent on those projects. If the
sheriff wins, we as taxpayers are going to
have to pay more because he doesn't want
to make some tough cuts. Why do we have
retirees back on the payroll? Hire someone
new at a lower salary. The county and all de-
partments need to be run like a business.
I think you can find a little fat in any
budget and the sheriff will have to do some
trimming. There are probably some support
staff jobs that are nice to have but they can
do without. But to cut $1.5 million is crazy.
That will mean cutting some deputies' jobs
and we need more deputies, not fewer.

Welfare
Get rid of welfare and bring back the
poor farms. In the old days, they had poor
farms and if a person could not make
enough money to support themselves that
is where they went. They lived on the farm
in dormitories and everyone worked to raise
food that they ate. The counties had to chip
in a little sometimes to help supplement but
for the most part they could raise most of
their own food. It took care of the home-
less problem and also those who were just
down on their luck.


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If we took back our money from the
lazy takers, and sent them to the "Poor
Farms" and then sent the drug addicts to
a central location for group treatment, just
think of the money we would have. And If
the addicts were in treatment the dealers
would also have to go to the poor farm for
lack of funds. I love it. Then we could use
our money to further the success of America
and to bring her back to Super Power sta-
tus. Its pretty bad when our government no
longer thinks a space program is needed. I
wonder if China agrees. I'm sure they are
happy to see our decline. And for those of
you who don't think China has us by the
balls, think again. Not only do they out pro-
duce us in every market they out produce us
in every way. They raise smart well-rounded
well-behaved children, through skill or fear,
whatever works, and they don't give out free
food, housing and medical to those who
don't work. Maybe that's why they are so
rich and we are becoming pathetic. The wel-
fare system we have is draining the country
and taking us down with it.

Homeless
This is about a homeless shelter or
should we say not having one for them at
least in the cold weather. I think it's pretty
sad that this county is way behind in many
things, no homeless shelter, no Low cost
spay/neuter program, I could go on forever.
Nothing at all. We should have a place for
these people to go to when it's cold. Why
can't one of the churches open up for them,
just during the cold nights?
This is to the comment on the noon
meals on the lawn between the Methodist
Church and the Old Court House. The food
must be good because, when the new Court
House was being built, the workers went
over there and partook for free. Sad. I know
that several churches give to Big Lake Mis-
sions Outreach that provides the meals five
days a week. They don't serve all seven days
because no one shows up on the weekends
anymore. I called Big Lake Missions to ask
and the proprietress said they find places to
put the homeless if need be. She said that
they put them in the hospital, in hospice,
bury them, or see that they get what care
they really need. She also said that they are
no longer allowed under the bridge so you
shouldn't see them there. Sadly, she said
she is feeding families now because of the
economy. You might want to go by the court
house around 12:30 or so and talk to her and
ask what you can do.


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We no longer need a shelter in our town
'cause there are very few that are absolutely
homeless. And when it is cold we make
SURE the ones that WANT a warm place to
go, have one. Through the years we have
helped many (with help from other agen-
cies) get off the streets. As for the comment
about the courthouse workers eating with us,
many of them worked out of the labor force
for minimum wage. Since my husband and I
have never received a salary, we really do not
owe anyone a reason for what we do, but it
is all from our hearts, and yes there has been
times we have fed people that lied to us, but
that is between them and God. We run a Mis-
sion to help everyone we have time to help
and that includes a lot more families and kids
than homeless. If you have any questions or
would like to contribute you may reach us at
863-763-5725. Who have you invited into your
home lately and gave them food and clothes
and invited them to church with you?
Papers containing students'
SSN stolen from car
My kids records were also part of that
mess! I have contacted the superintendent
and left a message. I have yet to hear back
from anyone. The records should have
NEVER left the school!! And the woman was
negligent to leave them in her unlocked car.
What I wonder is what the parents are sup-
posed to do now?
Those records should never have been
taken from school property. Once those re-
cords leave school property, there is no se-
curity on who sees them, and that is just not
right. Not much you can do, sad to say. The
school has already ordered the ID theft pack-
ets from the Social Security office, which I am
sure will be a huge pain for all the parents.
I think the question is: What is the school
boards policy on employees removing pri-
vate records of the students?

Teens kicked out of theater
Remember when there used to be a
skating rink and a drive-in theater? I do. And
never in all my childhood years did my par-
ents take us to the skating rink to be "dropped
off." My parents took responsibility for us as
children and taught us what respect was and
how to use it. We were not allowed to run
around the drive-in theater alone either. We
were escorted to the concession stand and
to the bathroom. The thing that was done,
if children acted up, the establishment knew
who the parents were and they were called to
come and collect their child.


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Regional Tourism Summit in Okeechobee
last Wednesday. Several Okeechobee Coun-
ty Commissioners, the County Administra-
tor, City Councilmen and civic leaders made
appearances to show support for the Sum-
mit. Attendees traveled from as far away
as Gainesville, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, and
Naples, in addition to those from within the
Florida's Freshwater Frontier region.
"I'm truly in awe of the collaboration and
cooperation that the leadership and busi-
nesses of Okeechobee demonstrated before
and during Wednesday's regional event."
said Lynn Topel, executive director of Flori-
da's Heartland REDI (FHREDI) and Florida's
Freshwater Frontier (FFF) which co-hosted
the event.
Okeechobee City Councilman Lowry
Markham, along with Lynn Topel and Kathy
Scott, Tourism Coordinator for Okeechobee
County, welcomed attendees to the Sum-
mit.
"We are delighted you are here today and
can see what a great facility we have at the
C. Scott Driver Park Pavilion," Mr. Markham
said during his opening remarks. Currently
the Chairman of the Board of the Okeecho-
bee TDC, Mr. Markham served on the first


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Artists and crafters needed
Artists and crafters are needed for the
second Annual Art and Craft Show at the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137, located
at 9985 Hwy. 441 N. For an application to
show your work, contact Lynn Earley at
863-697-2443 or email lynn.earley@gmail.
com. The deadline has been extended to
Oct. 31. This show will pay prize money
in both artist and crafter categories.


boards of FHREDI and the Okeechobee
TDC, and also the first board of FFF but back
when it was originally called the Greater
Lake Okeechobee Tourism Association.
Michelle Phillips, tourism coordinator for
FFF, pointed out key participants in making
the Summit such a success.
Okeechobee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council, Tourism Coordinator Kathy
Scott, assisted as co-host and arranged for
lunch to be catered by Golden Corral of
Okeechobee, plants from Tree Locators
and the Okeechobee County Gift Basket.
Donations to that basket were provided by:
Okeechobee The Magazine, Morgan's Fur-
niture, Friends Of Okeechobee Battlefield,
Eagle Bay Airboat Tours, Okeechobee His-
torical Society, Morgan's Furniture, Hunter's
Den, and Okeechobee County TDC.
South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, Okeechobee Service Center Manager
Gary Ritter, contributed and assisted in
putting on the event. Economic Council
of Okeechobee, Executive Director Tara
Minton, assisted and arranged for the dona-
tion of single serving bottles of orange juice,
grapefruit juice and lemonade by the Orchid
Island Juice Company of Ft. Peirce. Maureen
Budjinski, assisted with advertising and ar-
ranged for the donation of breakfast foods
by the Hampton Inn of Okeechobee. DeSoto
County BOCC staff Michael Taber assisted
and Becky Bragg, owner of Canoe Outpost-
Peace River, assembled a grand prize gift
basket valued at over $1,000 in donated gifts
and services by merchants in Arcadia and
DeSoto County. Hendry County Tourist De-
velopment Council, Director Janet Papinaw,
assisted and donated home made pies by
Flora & Ella's Restaurant & Country Store in
LaBelle. Highlands County Convention and
Visitors Bureau assisted and arranged for
the donation of bottled water by Heartland
Spring Water, Inc. of Lake Placid.
"In addition to county-themed gift bas-
kets donated by merchants in DeSoto,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee
counties, several door prizes were volun-
tarily donated, making the day even more
fun for attendees," said Ms. Phillips. Dona-
tions were given by: Best Western of Lake
Okeechobee, Captain John's Guide Service
of Okeechobee, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center in Belle Glade, Eagle Bay Airboat
Tours of Okeechobee, Fred Smith Rodeo
Arena in Brighton, Seminole Tribe of Florida,
Hampton Inn of Okeechobee, Highlands Lit-
tle Theatre in Sebring, Holiday Inn Express
of Okeechobee, LaQuinta Inn & Suites of
Sebring, Okeechobee KOA, Raulerson Hos-
pital in Okeechobee, Sebring International
Raceway and the South Florida Water Man-
agement District.
"Speakers covered topics including the
power of social media; the importance of
preparing a communication plan and being
ready in the event of a crisis; how deep of
an impact tourist expenditures have on the
local economy; how not to let our own per-
sonal judgments get in the way of providing
great customer service; and how to market
your destination to the film industry," said
Ms. Phillips.


In addition, participants learned from
SFWMD about how restoration efforts on
the Kissimmee, Lake Okeechobee and Ever-
glades system provide local recreational and
nature-based tourism opportunities, as well
as affording local jobs during construction.
SFWMD also gave updates on specific Lake
Okeechobee projects: the Pearce Canal, Har-
ney Pond Canal, Moore Haven Canal, and
the Moonshine Marsh Overlook Park nature-
based tourism vision of Glades County.
Patty Register, owner/operator of Gatora-
ma, recently opened Fisheating Creek Out-
post as the licensed concessionaire of the
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area
in Palmdale. She spoke about the challeng-
es and opportunities in providing recreation
and educational programs to the public. The
group also heard from pro fisherman Steve
Daniel about how excellent the fishing is
and has been this year in Lake Okeechobee.
Steve and Deb Daniel are hosts of HOOKED
UP, a talk show on WOKC 1570AM/100.9FM,
which airs every Saturday morning from 5
a.m. to 7 a.m.
Phillips says the planning committee is
already looking forward to next summer's
Summit taking place in DeSoto County at
the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Date to be an-
nounced.
Florida's Freshwater Frontier encompass-
es the counties of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee,
Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, the cities
of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay and
the Community of Immokalee.

Okeechobee Forecast

Today: Showers likely and possibly a
thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 85.
East northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 70 percent.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms, mainly before lam. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 70. Northwest
wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near
91. West northwest wind between 5 and 10
mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Scattered showers
and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a
low around 74. Northeast wind between 5
and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30
percent.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.
North northwest wind between 10 and 15
mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance
of precipitation is 40 percent.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 0-5-2; Play 4: 1-8-4-6; Fantasy 5:
2-15-19-24-31; Mega Money: 7-9-20-28 MB
6; Florida Lotto: 7-12-30-48-49-51 X 4;
Powerball: 8-16-27-35-42 PB 30 x2. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 7-1-7; Play 4:
6-5-9-0.


Okeechobee Tourism Coordinator
Kathy Scott, Okeechobee The Maga-
zine Publisher Maureen Budjinski (front
row) along with Martha Musgrove and
Michelle Phillips from Florida Fresh-
water Frontier, and Economic Council
of Okeechobee Executive Director Tara
Minton (back row) at the Second Region-
al Tourism Summit held at Okeechobee
County's C. Scott Driver Park Pavilion
on Sept. 22. Over 85 attended the event
from as far away as Ft. Lauderdale, West
Palm Beach, Naples, Tampa, St. Peters-
burg, Ocala and Gainesville.


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Obituaries


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James R. Cornell, 94
OKEECHOBEE -James R. Cornell, age 94, of
Okeechobee, passed away Sept. 4, 2010, at Rau-
lerson Hospital.
He was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Endicott, N.Y, to
Wilber and Margaret Cornell. He came to Okee-
chobee from New York in 1952. Mr. Cornell was
a member of the New Testament Baptist
Church. He enjoyed painting and fishing.
Mr. Cornell is survived by his wife of 34 years,
Lucy Cornell; stepson, Donald and Sandy Chris-
topher of Dunnellon; stepdaughter, Joyce Le-
wandowski of Franklinville, N.J.; four step
grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and
eight step great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Oct. 2, 2010,
at New Testament Baptist Church with Rev. Jim
Gilbert officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to
New Testament Baptist Church., 535 NE 28th
AVE, ( i.., i. i. FL 34972.
Friends may sign the ..-i. il ...... at www.bas-
- I.. . 1,, ,i ,, 1. -. I,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.


Ruben Lewis Baker, 63
OKEECHOBEE -Ruben Lewis Baker, 63,
passed away at his mother's home Saturday,
Sept. 18, 2010, in Verona, Ky.
He is the former owner of Porter's Dry Clean-
ers and Paula's Furniture in Okeechobee, Fla.
He was a loving husband, son, father, and
grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Paula
Baker; mother, Eula Stephenson; children, Rod-
ney Baker (Pam), Angela Domaschko (Jamie),
Steve Vandermolen and Denise Vandermolen
(Craig); sisters, Shirley Erion (Mark), and Jamie
Nantz (Jeff); brother-in-law, Paul C. D'Agnosti-
na; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at Freedom
Ranch, 11655 Hwy. 441 (763-9800), Okeecho-
bee, on Saturday, Oct. 2, at noon, with John
Glenn officiating. All friends are invited.
Memorial donations may be made to Freedom
Ranch.






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Coming to the Okeechobee KOA Saturday
October 2nd at 7:00 p.m. HypnoLarrryous! In
a dinner show catered by Dee-Stefanos Italian
Restaurant in Indiantown. Dinner will be
served at 6:00 p.m. and KOA is offering a
"Hot Deal" Camping package for this event.
Tickets are $30.00 including dinner. Get your
tickets today at the front desk at the Okee-
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Thomas Vernon Milton, 81
OKEECHOBEE -Thomas Vernon Milton, age
81, of ('i..... i..l. died Sept. 24, 2010, at his
home.
He was born in Emporium, Pa., to Thomas S.
and Olive C. Brown
Milton. Thomas lived
in (il i, ni .- for
30 years, coming
from Ft. Pierce.
Mr. Milton served
in the United States
Navy for 20 years as
a cook and baker.
He was a member
of the First Baptist
Church of Okeecho-
bee.
He was
predeceased by his wife, Julia; and a
brother, Ronald Milton.
Survivors include his daughter, Dianna Helton,
and her husband Alan, of Vero Beach; grand-
sons, Robert Helton of Vero Beach, and Jeffrey
Helton of Canton, Ga.; great-grandchildren,
Chloe and Noah; and a brother, William Milton
of Emporium, Pa.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m., Thursday,
Sept. 30, 2010, with military honors, at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens in Fort Pierce.
Contributions may be made to First Baptist
Church of (0i.., i-lI, 401 S. W 4th Street,
( I, .. i , Florida 34974.
Condolences may be left at www.aycock-hill-
crest.com
Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral
Home, 6026 North US Highway 1, Fort Pierce,
Florida.


Jodea Lynn Hall, 61
OKEECHOBEE Jodea Lynn Hall, 61, passed
away Sept. 25, 2010, at Abbiejean Russell Care
Center in Fort Pierce.
Born in Hackensack, N.J., she moved to Okee-
chobee in 2005, coming from New Jersey.
Survivors include her son, Scott; daughter,
Jennifer; and two sisters, Cassie and Gail.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Larry Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE In-
dian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Arrangements under the direction of Forest
Hills Funeral Homes-Palm City Chapel.


Paul Spisak, 86
BOARDMAN, Ohio -Funeral services for
Paul Spisak were held in Boardman, Ohio, on
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at St. Christine Catholic
Church for Paul Spisak, 86, who entered into
rest at the Hospice House on Friday, Sept. 10,
2010.
Paul was born July 12, 1924, in Youngstown,
Ohio, to the late Michael and Anna (Segeda)
Spisak. He attended Chaney High School (Ohio)
and enlisted in the United States Army, serving
in the Pacific, mainly New Guinea, during
World War II. Upon returning to Youngstown,
he was employed at U.S. Steel until retiring. He
then moved to Okeechobee, Fla., in 1979, and
was employed by Florida Power and Light. In
200, he returned to Boardman, where he lived
until the present time.
Paul was involved in several community and
veterans' organizations. He had been a Boy
Scoutmaster, a past Commander of VFW No.
4237, and a member of the Knights of Colum-
bus, Okeechobee, Fla.
Paul will be dearly missed and remembered
by many, including his wife, Patricia (Hann),
whom he married May 9, 1950; four children,
James Spisak of Brooklyn, N.Y, Carol (Larry)
Sargent of Boardman, Ohio, Mary Seemann of
Canfield, Ohio, and Kathleen (Jeffery) Clegg of
North Lima, Ohio. He also leaved six grandchil-
dren and many nieces and nephews. Paul was
preceded in death by his parents, five brothers,
one sister, and one grandchild.


Lonnie 'Lugnee' Buck, 35
OKEECHOBEE- Lonnie "Lugnee" Buck, age
35, died Sept. 22, 2010, on the Big Cypress Res-
ervation.
Born in Clewiston, he was a lifetime resident
of ('i.. .. ii .1i. He was a member of First In-
dian Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roley
Buck; brothers, Rocky and Dewey Osceola; a
sister, Virginia Osceola; paternal grandparents,
Lonnie and Lizzie Buck; and maternal grandpar-
ents, Little Charlie and Minnie Micco.
Survivors include his wife, June Jumper; sons,
Christian, Alex, and Johnathan, of ('i .... il ,,
and Ezekiel of Tamiami Trail; daughters, Farrah
and Lizzie of ('l.... i ..I Shaundine of Arizo-
na, and Taylor, Evol, and Felicia, all of Big Cy-
press; and his mother, Louise Cypress of
Brighton. Other survivors include brothers,
Johnny and Larry Osceola of Brighton, Curtis Al-
len Osceola of Hollywood; sisters, Oneva Os-
ceola of Lake Placid and Arica Buck of Brighton;
an uncle, Billy (Mary Jo) Micco of Brighton; and
aunts, Polly Hayes of ('i.... i 1...- and Jennie
(Eddie) Shore of Brighton. Also included are
close cousins, Steve and Mitchel Osceola, and a
host of nieces, nephews and other cousins.
Graveside services were held September 25 at
Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements and care were under the di-
rection of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL,
863-357-7283.


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NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION
IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A REFERENDUM ELECTION will be held on November 2,
2010, in the School District of Okeechobee County, Florida, for the purpose of determining
whether or not the electors in the School District approve continuing the levy of 0.25 mills for criti-
cal operating needs of the District for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years; all as more
specifically described and provided in a Resolution of the School Board of Okeechobee County,
Florida, adopted July 13, 2010, and published below.

The polls will be open at the voting place on the date of the referendum election from 7:00 a.m.
until 7:00 p.m., absentee voting will be available for the referendum election, and early voting
will begin 15 days before the referendum election and end on the second day before the
referendum election, all as provided in the Resolution published below.

All qualified electors residing within the School District shall be entitled, qualified, and permitted to
vote at the referendum election.


RESOLUTION


A RESOLUTION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ORDER-
ING AND PROVIDING FOR THE HOLDING OF A REFERENDUM ELECTION TO DETERMINE
IF THE ELECTORS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO ANNUALLY LEVY 0.25 MILLS FOR CRITICAL OPER-
ATING NEEDS; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF THE REFERENDUM ELECTION; PROVIDING
FOR PLACES OF VOTING, INSPECTORS, AND CLERKS; PROVIDING FOR AN OFFICIAL BAL-
LOT; PROVIDING FOR ABSENTEE VOTING; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING
FOR PRINTING OF BALLOTS; PROVIDING FOR THE REFERENDUM ELECTION PROCE-
DURE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of Okeechobee County, Florida, ("Board"), acting as the
governing body of the School District of Okeechobee County, Florida, ("District"), as follows:

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY FOR RESOLUTION. This Resolution is adopted pursuant to Section
1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes, and other applicable provisions of law.

SECTION 2. FINDINGS. The Board hereby finds and determines as follows:

A. All School Boards in the State of Florida, including this Board, have experienced drastic
funding reductions in recent years while operating expenses continue to rise.
B. In the School District of Okeechobee County, currently recognized revenue losses from
the 2007-2008 fiscal year to the 2009-2010 fiscal year are equivalent to a per pupil
decrease of more than eleven (11) percent in total funding, and a decline of $3,451,458 in
state revenues, and additional reductions are anticipated for the 2010-2011 and
subsequent fiscal years.
C. As authorized by Section 1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes, as amended by Ch. 2009-59,
33, at 35, Laws of Fla., this Board determined, by an annual super majority vote, to
levy an additional 0.25 mills for critical operating needs of the District (or "Critical Needs
Millage") for the2009-2010 fiscal year in an effort to preserve critical operations of the
District while enduring declining state revenues.
D. This Board has also expressed its intent to levy the Critical Needs Millage for the 2010-
2011 fiscal year, again endeavoring to preserve critical operating needs of the
District while enduring declining state revenues.
E. Section 1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes, as amended during the 2010 Legislative
Session (CS/HB 5101) provides that in order to levy such millage in any year after the
2010-2011 fiscal year, the authority of the school board, by a super majority vote, to
levy the 0.25 Critical Needs Millage must be approved by the voters of the school
district at the 2010 general electionor at a subsequent election held at any time, for a
period not in excess of two years or until changed by another millage election,
whichever is earlier.
F. Subject to approval by the electors of the District at a referendum held as provided in
Section 1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes, as amended by CS/HB 5101, Reg. Sess.
30 (Fla. 2010), the School Board of Okeechobee County, Florida, has the authority, by
an annual supermajority vote, to levy the 0.25 Critical Needs Millage for critical
operating needs of the District forthe 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years.
SECTION 3. CONTINUING LEVY OF CRITICAL NEEDS MILLAGE. Subject to approval by the
electors of the District at a referendum held as provided in Section 1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes,
as amended by CS/HB 5101, Reg. Sess. 30 (Fla. 2010), the School Board of Okeechobee
County, Florida, has the authority, by an annual super majority vote, to levy the 0.25 Critical
Needs Millage for critical operating needs of the District for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal
years in an effort to preserve critical operating needs of the District while enduring declining state
revenues.

SECTION 4. REFERENDUM ELECTION ORDERED. A referendum election is hereby ordered to
be held in the District on November 2, 2010, to determine whether or not the School Board of
Okeechobee County, Florida, has the authority, by an annual super majority vote, to levy the 0.25
Critical Needs Millage for critical operating needs of the District for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
fiscal years.


SECTION 5. NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION. The Superintendent is hereby authorized
and directed to place a notice of the referendum election in a newspaper of general circulation
published in the District. The publication shall be made at least 30 days prior to the referendum
and shall be made at least twice, once in the fifth week and once in the third week prior to the
week in which the referendum is deemed to be held. The notice of referendum shall be in sub-
stantially the form provided in the attached Exhibit A. This Resolution shall be published as a
partof such notice.
SECTION 6. PLACES OF VOTING; INSPECTORS AND CLERKS. The polls will be open at the
voting places on the date of the referendum election from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. All qualified
electors residing within the District shall be entitled and permitted to vote at the referendum elec-
tion on the proposition provided in this Resolution. The places of voting and the inspectors and
clerks of the referendum election shall be those designated by the Supervisor of Elections of
Okeechobee County in accordance with law.
SECTION 7. OFFICIAL BALLOT. The ballots to be used in the referendum election shall contain
a statement relating to the authority of the School Board of Okeechobee County, Florida, by a
super majority vote, to levy the 0.25 Critical Needs Millage for critical operating needs of the
District for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years and shall be in substantially the following
form:

COUNTYWIDE REFERENDUM
REFERENDUM GRANTING SCHOOL BOARD LIMITED AUTHORITY
TO LEVY 0.25 MILLS FOR CRITICAL OPERATING NEEDS

Shall the School Board have the authority by an annual super majority vote at a public meeting to
continue to levy 0.25 mills for critical operating needs pursuant to s.1011.71(3)(b), Florida Statutes
for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years?

YES = FOR giving the School Board such authority.

NO = AGAINST giving the School Board such authority.




SECTION 8. ABSENTEE VOTING. Adequate provision shall be made for absentee voters. The
form of ballots to be used in the referendum election for absentee voters shall be the same as
used in the polling places for the election.
SECTION 9. EARLY VOTING. Adequate provision shall be made for early voting, to begin 15
days before the referendum election and end on the second day before the referendum election.
The form of ballots to be used in the referendum election for early voting shall be the same as
used in the polling places for the election.
SECTION 10. PRINTING OF BALLOTS. The Supervisor of Elections of Okeechobee County is
authorized and directed to have printed on plain white paper a sufficient number of the ballots for
use of absentee electors and early voters entitled to cast ballots in the referendum election; to
have printed sample ballots and deliver the sample ballots to the inspectors and clerks on or
before the date and time for opening of the polls for the referendum election; and to make appro-
priate arrangements for the conduct of the election at the polling places specified.
SECTION 11. REFERENDUM ELECTION PROCEDURE. The Supervisor of Elections of
Okeechobee County shall hold, administer, and conduct the referendum election in the manner
prescribed by law for holding elections in the District. Returns shall show the number of qualified
electors who voted at the referendum election on the proposition and the number of votes cast
respectively for and against approval of the proposition. The returns shall be canvassed in accor-
dance with law.

SECTION 12. SEVERABILITY. In the event that any word, phrase, clause, sentence, or para-
graph of this Resolution shall be held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding
shall not affect any other word, clause, phrase, sentence, or paragraph.
SECTION 13. REPEALING CLAUSE. All Resolutions in conflict or inconsistent with this
Resolution are repealed insofar as there is conflict or inconsistency.
SECTION 14. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adop-
tion.

ADOPTED at a Regular Meeting of the School Board of Okeechobee County, Florida, the 13th
day of July, 2010, with a quorum present and voting.




OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
OKE HOBEE, FLORIDA


By:
Kelly Owens, Chairman


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Martha's House chosen recipient of grant funding


Martha's house has been chosen to re-
ceive a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay
Foundation as part of the organization's an-
nual $3 million national domestic violence
grant program. The grant will be used to
provide emergency financial assistance to
survivors, assist with daily operating cost of
the shelter, purchase new beds and dining
room furniture to replace the old and worn.
"This grant is such a blessing to Martha's
House in a variety of ways," said Theresa Al-
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it make up for a deficit in funding this year
but gives us hope and strength to continue
what we do. Domestic Violence is not go-
ing away and deserves very serious atten-
tion. Programs to help battered women
and their children require a lot of resources.
That's why we are so thankful. The Mary
Kay Foundation is helping us help families
in Okeechobee."
According to the second "Mary Kay Truth
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March 2010, domestic violence shelters indi-
cate the economic downturn has increased
demand for services. Shelters also report,
the ability to raise funds and provide ser-
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en, or remain the same into 2011.
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women seeking assistance from abuse.
51 percent of shelters nationwide note
the abuse is more violent now than before
the economic downturn.
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critical than ever before. Martha's House has
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and help end domestic violence," said Jen-
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member.
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percent of workplace violence is related to
domestic and sexual violence. The shelter at
Martha's House has been a safe haven for
women and children in Okeechobee County
for over 32 years. Women and children flee-
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staffed for those who are in immediate need
of assistance or simply need an ear to listen.
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a.m. to 4 p.m. to safety plan with those not
wishing to leave their situation, or who wish
to do so safely. The agency provides pro-
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Annual prayer walk held
Members of the community met last Tuesday at Yearling Middle School for
the annual Prayer Walk sponsored by the Okeechobee Ministerial Associa-
tion to pray for the schools, teachers, students, support staffs, parents and
administrators in that area which included North Elementary, Peace Luther-
an School and Seminole Elementary. Gathering for the third Ministerial Ass-
sociation Prayer Walk in the front row from left to right: Elia Garcia-More
2 Life, Brianna Corrales-More 2 Life, Audrey Metcalf-First United Method-
ist (FUMC), OMA member Rev. Nancy Vaughan-FUMC Christian Education
Director, Marlin Dayton-FUMC, Cheryl Worlow-FUMC, Elsie Landers-FUMC,
Kalea Whalen-FUMC and Aalia Murphy-FUMC. In the second row: Savannah
Simpson-FUMC, Katie Van Beek-FUMC, Kayla Harrison-FUMC, Fran McK-
ee-More 2 Life, Traci Mendez-More 2 Life, Debbie Krum-FUMC and Robbin
Threewits-FUMC. In the back row: OMA Secretary Sandy Perry-Northside
Baptist/Okeechobee Community Choir Director, OMA President Rev. Jim
Dawson-FUMC Youth/Assistant Pastor, OMA member Rev. Cary McKee-More
2 Life, Nick Flood-FUMC, OMA member Rev. Bruce Simpson-FUMC Senior
Pastor, Dowling Wafford-FUMC and OMA Executive Director Rev. Dr. Edward
Weiss-Church of Our Saviour Episcopal. Not pictured: OMA Treasurer Rev. P.
Gwen Livatt-St. Stephens' AME, Barbara Welch-St. Stephens' AME, Brittany
Haas-FUMC and Brooke Snyder-FUMC. We've changed the meeting location
for the last Prayer Walk of 2010, next Tuesday, 9/28. The initial meeting loca-
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Area could see heavy rains


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks like we could be in for some
nasty weather. According to Gary Ritter of
South Florida Water Management District,
over the 16 county area served by SFW-
MD they are expecting 2.5 inches of rain
through Wednesday evening and as much
as five to eight inches in some areas. Water
managers held a meeting yesterday morn-
ing to prepare for the expected rainfall.
In our area major drainage canals empty
into the Rim Canal and the rate of drainage
is determined by the Rim Canal. Mr. Ritter
said the Rim Canal has been drawn down
from 13.8 feet to 13.32 feet. He is confi-
dent that level will facilitate drainage. Mr.


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tor Lyndon Bonner, that well has cost the
county at least $465,482.68. Those figures
include installation of the well, engineering,
repairs, pool heating units, a court settle-
ment and plugging of the well. He admitted
that there may be more costs unaccounted
for as of yet.
The driller of the well, ADC, brought a
lawsuit against the county which resulted
in reams of technical testimony from expert
witnesses. The county finally agreed to a set-
tlement in February of this year that stated
"no party to the action acknowledges any
fault, or liability to the other." However, the
county did agree to pay ADC $150,000 and
each party paid their own fees and costs.
That figure is accounted for in the above to-
tal. However, the total does not include legal
expenses of the litigation.
The county could also have been facing
a stiff fine from the DEP because of the fail-
ure of the well. However, the well has been
successfully abandoned and plugged by Ar-
cadis, the county's consultant, to the satis-
faction of DEP.
At the Sept. 23 meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County Commission, David Smith, hy-
drogeologist with Arcadis, gave his final re-
port on the abandonment and plugging of
the well.
"It's been a long process but we finally
have achieved the plugging and abandon-
ment," said Mr. Smith.
"During the abandonment process, we
did discover that the well was not construct-
ed in compliance with the original permit,"


Ritter said that SFWMD had learned from
past mistakes not to draw down the Rim
Canal too fast or too far to prevent damage
to seawalls.
Okeechobee County Road Department
Director Frank Byars spent Tuesday after-
noon riding around the county checking
drainage systems to make sure there were
no blockages. Road department employ-
ees were checking to make sure barricades
and flashing signs were ready in case they
need to be used.
Contract workers will probably be held
up on the drainage work going on Dur-
rance Road across from Oakview Baptist
Church. However, road department offi-
cials feel that drainage in that area will be
sufficient.


said Mr. Smith. "It is not surprising it did not
perform as intended."
Mr. Smith displayed three diagrams. He
said the first one depicted how the well was
supposed to be constructed. The second
diagram depicted how the well was actu-
ally constructed as he discovered during the
abandonment and plugging process. The
third diagram depicted how the well is now
plugged with concrete to the satisfaction of
DEP.
According to the original specifications,
Mr. Smith said, a 12 inch outer casing was
supposed to have been installed to a depth
of 84 feet. An inner 6 inch casing was sup-
posed to be encased in grout and extended
to a much greater depth. Mr. Smith said the
outer casing actually went down only 60
feet. In the abandonment process he said he
pulled out approximately 110 feet of 6 inch
casing in a continuous stream that was not
encased in grout. He said that in almost 30
years experience he had never seen anything
like that. Sometime he said that a few feet
will not be grouted but never that much. It is
was his professional opinion that the casing
could not have been pulled up in one piece
as it was if it had been encased in grout.
"Is this what caused the well to go bad?"
asked Commissioner Margaret Helton.
"One possibility is that this lack of ce-
ment caused the failure of the well," replied
Mr. Smith.
"The good news is that it is done," stated
county administrator Lyndon Bonner. He
was relieved that the DEP was satisfied.
However, it remains to be seen if the county
will pursue the matter further.
Frank DeCarlo of ADC declined respond
on the record to Mr. Smith's allegations.


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user, and two counts of illegal transfer of an
unregistered firearm.
Basile allegedly met on multiple occa-
sions with a cooperating witness and gun
buyer who is a convicted felon. Basile is
accused of selling the witness firearms and
parts to construct M-16 fully automatic rifles.
These firearms will repeatedly fire more
than one shot when the trigger is pulled only
once.
It was also alleged that Basile assisted
the witness as they prepared false federal
firearm transaction forms as the witness
sold the weapons to a third person referred
to as a 'straw buyer' in court records. The
'straw buyer' was actually an undercover
ATF agent.
Basile was also accused of the delivery
of assorted parts to the informant to convert
lawful semi-automatic weapons into fully
automatic machine guns. The parts were
not numbered or registered as required by
law.


AR-15 and M-16 rifles were reportedly in-
volved in the case. Both the Glades County
and the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
were involved in the investigation.
The charges carry between a maximum
of five to 10 years in prison per count and up
to a $250,000 fine per count.
In other federal court news, an Okeecho-
bee man, Filiberto Gonzalez Ayala was in-
dicted as a removed illegal alien found in the
United States.
The crime carries a maximum sentence
of 20 years and a $250,000 fine.
According to Agent Damian Weston, De-
portation officer for US Homeland Security,
Ayala was arrested on June 1 in Okeecho-
bee on charges of criminal mischief and bur-
glary to an occupied dwelling. At the time
of arrest Ayala allegedly gave false names to
law enforcement.
Agents finger printed the man and found
his prints matched those of Ayala, who had
been deported after being convicted of two
crimes in September, 2000, of possession of
a controlled substance and attempted pos-
session of a controlled substance in Orange
County, Calif.


Healthy Start Educational Baby Shower Friday
MomCare and Healthy Start clients with due dates between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2010
are invited to learn about family planning, parenting, developmental milestones, breast-
feeding, poison/safety, smoking cessation, postpartum depression, and SIDS/Shaken
Baby Syndrome at the Healthy Start Educational Baby Shower set for Friday, Oct. 1, from
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. You must be a client. Small gifts for client bags are given at each
booth like onesies, bibs and water bottles. Large gift items such as cribs, pack n plays,
strollers are up for grabs in special drawings. Healthy snacks and decorations and volun-
teers this year are graciously donated by Open Arms Ministry Church of God of Prophecy,
102 N.W 10th Street, Okeechobee. For more information, please call 863-634-4359. Any
business or organization that would like to contribute a door prize for our educators and
volunteers can contact Becky at 863-462-5877.


Special to the Okeechobee News

Fishing

tournament

Freedom Outreach Ministry was ex-
cited and appreciative of all those
that came out to support and partici-
pate in this year's classic, held Sun-
day, Sept. 26. This tournament was
the last of eight tournaments held in Vance.
2010. In second place were (photo
at right) the team Richard Stiglitz and
Bobby Obannon with a catch of 15.02
Ibs. In third place were (photo above)
Mel Stone/Angie Douthit with a catch
of 13.08 Ibs. Big Fish prize went to the
team Mel Stone and Angie Douthit
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The teachers and staff of Osceola Middle School would like to congratulate
the students of the week for the week of September 20 24, 2010. Pictured
(starting on the top, left to right) are Amber Savage, Angelo Wells, Omar
Gazga, Carmen Coreas, Olivia Burnette, Sebastian Fulleda; (bottom row, left
to right) Mr. Branham, Osceola Middle School Dean of Students, Jaen Tor-
res, Emilse Serrano, Brittany Cannon and Sean Downing, Osceola Middle
School Principal.


Eagles hold Friday steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137, will hold their steak night on Friday, Oct. 1
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinners include steak, salad, baked potato or sweet potato, garlic
bread and dessert, for $12. Live entertainment and karaoke by Rick and Julie from 7-11
p.m. Location: 9985 Hwy. 441. N.

Legion hosts birthday club, karaoke
On Sunday, Oct. 3, will be the monthly covered dish birthday club dinner at Ameri-
can Legion Post 64. Bring a covered dish and enjoy celebrating everyone's birthday in
October. Open mic karaoke will be from 3-6 p.m.


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Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom
for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1 are: kindergarten, Audrey Broadrick, Justin
Conti, Cornelio Benitez-Torres, Joshua Courson; first graders, Kanani Sims,
Payton Besaw, James Hamilton, Diana Ruiz, Enrique Gomez; second grad-
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In the military ...

Barcia graduates basic
Air Force Airman Brett J. Barcia graduated
from basic military training at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight
week program that included training in military
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physical fitness, and basic warfare principles
and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn
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ence degree through the Community College
of the Air Force.
He is the son of Cindy Barcia of N.W. Sev
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County's first sheriff was a big man A -> A


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee's first sheriff Smith Drawdy
was a big man in size and in stature and
character. He was a big man physically and
was also noted for his civic accomplish-
ments. At a time when the average man in
the United States was 5 feet, 7 inches tall,
he stood 6 feet, 4 inches and weighed 225
pounds. When "Okeechobee City," as it
was known then, was formed in 1915, Mr.
Drawdy served as one of the first council-
men. In 1917, when the new county of
Okeechobee was carved from surrounding
counties, he was appointed the first sheriff.
It is not known when Mr. Drawdy came
to the area. However, he was mentioned in
a 1913 newspaper article. At that time what
would later become the City of Okeechobee
was in St. Lucie County. The St. Lucie Coun-
ty Tribune of March 7, 1913 contained an
article about the growth of Okeechobee that
stated: "Smith Drawdy will begin to build a
nice house in a few days."
He must have been active in civic af-
fairs from the time of his arrival. In addition
to serving as city councilman, in 1917 Mr.
Drawdy was part of a committee that went
to Fort Fierce and employed Otis R. Parker to
formulate a bill setting up a new county. He
even went to Tallahassee to attend the legis-
lative session that year in the interests of the
new county. His efforts were successful and
the new county officially came into being
Aug. 7, 1917. On that date Mr. Drawdy was
sworn in as the county's first sheriff. Since
Okeechobee County was populated by


commercial fish-
erman who were
known for their
rowdiness, his
size might have
played a part in
his appointment
as sheriff.
Mr. Drawdy
also operated the
first Coca Cola
Bottling compa-
ny in Okeecho-
bee County. It
was located be-
hind a private pecia to t e eec o ee
home between News/Sonny Elliott
S.E. Park Street Smith Drawdy was ap-
and S.E. Second pointed as Okeecho-
Street. bee County's first
It is said that sheriff in 1917. How-
Sheriff Drawdy ever, he only served
was once called a little over a year. His
on to break up a term was cut short
fight and arrested when he and his fam-
one of the partici- ily became victims of
pants, a rowdy the 1918 flu epidemic.
commercial fish-
erman, William
"Pogy Bill" Collins, who later changed his
ways became a lawman.
Unfortunately, Mr. Drawdy only served a
little over a year as sheriff. He and his wife
and child fell victim to the flu epidemic of
1918.
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Special to the Okeechobee News/OKMS
The Heritage Assisted Living Community open
Over a hundred well wishers joined Okeechobee Main Street in celebrating
the Grand Opening of The Heritage Assisted Living Community on Thursday,
Sept. 23. The Heritage Assisted Living Community is committed to providing
a caring secure environment to all of their residents and is now accepting
resident applications on a first come basis. For a homelike environment with
private and semi-private rooms, an on staff Medical Director, activities, 24
hour Nurse and CAN supervision, well balanced meals, appointment trans-
portation, physical therapy and more, call Lou at 863-467-7865 or 863-697-
3813. Left to right are Dr. Muhammea Noorudin, OKMS Secretary Phyllis
Shumate, City Councilman Clayton Williams, Mayor James Kirk, Dr. Saeed
Khan, OKMS Treasurer Terry Burroughs, Rev. Randy Huckabee, OKMS Ex-
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Okeechobee News September 29, 2010


Main Street business owners earn state award


Okeechobee Main Street's President
Maureen Burroughs and Executive Director
Toni Doyle presented Anita Nunez, Owner of
Hammerheads Billiards Bar & Grill with the
award won at the State Main Street Confer-
ence this month.
The award is for Outstanding Florida
Main Street New Construction Project for the
Shops on the Boardwalk located at 701 NE
Third Street.
Owners David and Anita Nunez pur-
chased a 5.5 acre property located on the
main route in the city (State Road 70E). This
property had several old abandoned build-
ings dating back to the 1920s; however,
they were beyond repair. One building circa
1948 was renovated for their offices. One
two-story building was donated to the fire
department for training fire students. The
others were demolished. In early 2009 the


OKMS President Maureen Burroughs
presents Main Street business owner,
Anita Nunez with her award for Out-
standing Florida Main Street New Con-
struction Project for the Shops on the
Boardwalk and OKMS Executive Direc-
tor Toni Doyle.


Grace Brethren

Church has

clothes closet
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren
Church, 701 S. Par l C
rott Ave., will have
their children's clothes
closet open from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., on
Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13,
20 and 27 at no cost e e
to those in need. For Places of
more information or
to donate clothes, call mors ith h
Ada at 863-697-8539. i
The church will also
have a free family movie night, Friday, Oct.
1 at 7 p.m. The move "The Rookie" star-
ring Dennis Quaid is an uplifting true story
of Jim Morris, the oldest rookie in the major
leagues who threw a baseball 98 mph. This
inspirational story is about not giving up on
your dreams. Baseballs marked with "The
Rookie" will be given out.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
S.W Sixth Street, will have the annual Bless
ing of Animals on Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11:30
a.m. until 1:35 p.m. All animals and pets, with
their owners, are welcome to attend this an-
nual blessing. For more information please
call the parish office at 863-763-3727. The
church also offers religious education class-
es for children and youngsters. Registrations
for C.C.D. (Catholic Christian Doctrine) are
now being accepted. Classes for all grades
including kindergarten through ninth grade
are held every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until
12:35 p.m. For more information, please call
the parish office at 863-763-3727.
We welcome news from area churches for this
column. E-mail okeenews@newszap.com or call
Pete Gawda at 863-763-3134, extension 4225.


construction of two new buildings began.
The first structure (6000 sq. ft.) was com-
pleted end of 2009 and has been fully rented
as office space.
The second building (12,000 sq. ft.) now
houses a new business, Hammerheads Bil-
liards, Bar and Grill which opened in March
2010. This new facility has provided 80 new
jobs for the community.
The complex sits on Taylor Creek which
feeds directly to Lake Okeechobee and is
the first restaurant to open on a navigable
waterway in Okeechobee. The water side of
the restaurant has a beautiful wrap-around
eating area outside under cover for the pa-
trons to enjoy the peace of the water.
The Architect and Engineer was Keohnen
& Bresson of Fort Pierce.
The Contractor was Seminole Design-
Build, Inc. of Okeechobee.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Employee recognition
County employees Carol Spaw, center, and Efrain Aponte, right, were recog-
nized by the Okeechobee County Commission for their longevity. The recog-
nition took place at the Thursday, Sept. 23 commission meeting. Ms. Spaw,
a driver with senior services has been with the county for 10 years. She was
born in Cortland, N.Y., She moved to Miami when she was 16, met her fu-
ture husband, married and moved to Okeechobee in 1976. He career started
with Dr. Bass, Fr. Frank Platt and then Dr. Letcher where she worked as a
veterinary assistant. In June, 2000, Mrs. Spaw came to work for Okeecho-
bee County as a meals on wheels driver for senior services. Mr. Aponte, an
equipment operator with the road department, has been with the county for
25 years. He was born in Puerto Rico. His family moved to New York and
then later relocated to Florida. Mr. Aponte worked at a ranch, a dairy and a
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Quail Creek Plantation announces lodging expansion


Now caters to corporations
and regional organizations

With the completion of a new 8,500-
square-foot Outdoorsman's Lodge and ad-
ditional lakeside cottages, Quail Creek Plan-
tation regarded as the state's top sporting
clays and hunting facility is now taking aim
at corporations and regional organizations
looking for a more non-traditional setting to
hold catered meetings and events.
The rustic, open-beamed lodge, which
can comfortably seat 60 in the main dining
room and an additional 24 on the screened
porch dining area, features a hotel quality
professional kitchen with three chefs. The
conference area within the lodge comfort-
ably seats 70 guests and provides full multi-
media capabilities making it easy to put on
a productive event, ranging from a one-day
meeting to corporate retreats lasting several
days. There is also a large outdoor pavil-
ion with its own kitchen that can facilitate
as many as 200 people. No need to seek
lodging off property, as management now
provides 10 lakeside cottages with room for
up to 40 guests. A new guest lodge annex,
scheduled to be ready this fall, will feature
eight king-sized suites designed around a
common area.

Charity Golf Scramble

registration deadline
approaches fast
The United Way Raulerson Hospital
Golf Scramble is a special event that is
fast approaching. It is set to take place on
Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Registration starts at 7
a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. This is
a great way to support your community
and it would be a shame if you missed
out on the fun. Tee and Hole sponsor-
ships are available. Come join us for fun,
great prizes and giveaways. Sign up today
and may the best team win. Nothing like
a good game of golf to start the weekend
off right. Registration for players/teams is
Oct. 6, so act fast! $200 registration fee
includes lunch. For more information,
please call Marnie Lauter, 863-824-2702
or email: marnie.lauter@hcahealthcare.
comn.


According to a recent story in USA To-
day, meeting planners are cutting back on
conventions, meetings and retreats at pricey
hotels in urban city centers or resorts and
are opting for less-expensive suburban loca-
tions, making Quail Creek Plantation's rus-
tic old Florida setting a good, cost-effective
alternative for planners looking for smaller
group venues.
Set amid 3,000 acres of stately oak ham-
mocks and pine forests, Quail Creek Planta-
tion opened in 2002 as the region's ultimate
multi-disciplinary shotgunning complex
offering a 5-stand practice range, two 14-
station sporting clay courses covering some
40 shooting positions and seasonal hunts
for quail, turkey and pheasant. Located 18
miles west of Fort Pierce, 70 miles south of
Orlando and a two-hour drive from Miami/
Fort Lauderdale, Quail Creek Plantation has
attracted thousands of visitors over the last
eight years, hosting major National Sporting
Clays Association tournaments (including
The Seminole Cup), seasonal hunts as well
as serving as a smaller venue for local asso-
ciation meetings, including the Citrus Grow-
ers Association, National Rifle Association,
NFL Alumni, Boy Scouts of America and
various chemical and seed companies.
With the addition of the lodge and ad-
ditional cottages, we are offering corporate
and group meeting planners comparable
facilities, hospitality and technology in an


Special to the Okeechobee Ne,
The Outdoorsman's Lodge was recently completed at Quail Creek Planation.


incomparable, one-of-a-kind setting, said
Quail Creek Manager Fred Fanizzi. This is
one of the most relaxing, natural settings in
central Florida, and in addition to the shoot-
ing sports activities, we can offer meeting
attendees bass fishing, archery and buggy
rides for post-event options.
Fanizzi said Quail Creek has also been
popular as a day-trip option for convention-


eers and vacationers in the Greater Orlando
area looking for an alternative to golf or en-
tertainment parks.
For more information on booking avail-
ability for a corporate meeting or event at
Quail Creek Plantation, please call 863-
763-2529. For additional information go to:
www.quailcreekplantation.com.


Study: scientists helped improve outlook for Florida panthers


A paper published in the journal "Sci-
ence" on Sept. 24 focuses on the long-term
efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) and partner
agencies to improve the health of the Flor-
ida panther population. Through a process
called genetic restoration, scientists have
helped increase the population of 20 to 30
animals in the early 1990s to the current
population of at least 100.
Genetic restoration involves adding new
genetic material into a small, isolated popu-
lation that has suffered the ill effects of in-
breeding. Before genetic restoration, many
panthers were diagnosed with heart prob-
lems, fertility issues, and low levels of genet-
ic variation. To address these problems, sci-
entists introduced eight female pumas from
Texas to breed within the dwindling Florida
panther population in 1995.


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"We are excited by the success of this
project," said Dr. Dave Onorato, FWC biolo-
gist. "We now have a larger, healthier popu-
lation that more closely resembles what we
would have expected to find in the once-
widespread Florida panther population
before it became reduced in numbers and
isolated in South Florida."
This project has played an important role
in the improvements to the health and size
of the panther population in Florida. How-
ever, other factors, such as land preserva-
tion, wildlife underpasses and cooperative
agreements between private landowners
and non-governmental organizations also
contributed to the population increase and
will continue to play an important role in the
recovery of panthers.
Genetic restoration of the Florida panther
has been a multi-agency effort involving the


FWC, the National Cancer Institute, the Na-
tional Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service and many non-governmental organi-
zations. These agencies worked with world-
renowned experts in conservation genetics
and the management of large carnivores to
produce the Plan for Genetic Restoration in
1994.
Funding for panther research and man-
agement conducted by the FWC comes ex-
clusively from fees collected when Florida
residents purchase "Protect the Florida pan-
ther" specialty license plates. People wishing
to replace a license plate with one of these
tags can do so at any tax collector's office.
To explore other ways to protect the Flor-
ida panther, go to MyFWC.com/GetInvolved
and check out the gift ideas. To find out
more about the Florida panther, visit: www.
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To see if Aflac is for
you, attend an Aflac ca-
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Oct. 5th 6pm at the
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility

is offering Certified Nursing Assistant
training to those who qualify. Once
you complete the training and pass
the required test, we will put you
to work as a full-time employee
with benefits. Applicants must be
able to pass a drug test, physical
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available on our Okeechobee Clinical
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benefits available for the
right applicants.
Applicants must be able to
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GAS SERVICEMAN
INSTALLER-DRIVER
Ridge Propane Gas in Avon Park
has an opening for a install-repair-
man and bobtail driver. Must be
experienced with gas. Offering
excellent pay and benefits. Please
call (863) 453-3959 or call toll free
1-877-528-2510 or email us war-
ren@upgas.com for more details on
pay and benefits.


Growing childcare cen-
ter now accepting appli-
cations. Must have
state requirements met
at the time of hire (45
hrs.) and pass level 2
background screening.
Call 863-467-5000

INDUSTRIAL
BLASTER
10 Yrs. Verifiable Exp.
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HAIR YE HAIR YE
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Now Hiring
Barbers &
Cosmetologist
$30 chair rent or
commission
for qualified people
Call for appt.
863-763-7396

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Highway Maintenance Worker
Florida Department of Transportation
Okeechobee Operations Center

Anticipated Hiring Salary:
$702.27 $772.50 Bi-Weekly

Valid State of Florida
Class B CDL Required

This position will operate various types of
equipment used in the daily maintenance
of State highways, structures and fa-
cilities. Knowledge of the procedures,
techniques and equipment used in main-
tenance and repair of State roads re-
quired. Ability to perform minor
maintenance on motor vehicles.

APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT
APPLICATIONS ELECTRONICALLY
THROUGH PEOPLE FIRST AT
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OR CALL PEOPLE FIRST AT
1-877-562-7287 FOR ASSISTANCE.

EEO/AA
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not
tolerate discrimination or violence in the work-
place. Applicants requiring a reasonable accom-
modation, as defined by the Americans with
Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring au-
thority and/or the People First Service Center
(1-877-562-7287). Veterans' preference will be
given to eligible veterans and their spouses in
accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Stat-
utes. Notification to the hiring authority must be
made in advance to allow sufficient time to pro-
vide the accommodation.


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2br/lba, garage, No
pets $650/mo 1st, Last
& Sec. Avail 9/1
(863)467-2302 or
(772)260-6969

FURNISHED APT ON
WATER Including all
utilities, some restric-
tions, apply by appt.
only. (863)357-2044
leave name and number
if no answer.

In Town Apt 2/1 very
clean, OUA included in
rent $750 plus security
deposit call Vikki @
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OKEE., 2br, Iba New
kitchen, bathrm., paint.
Laundry. $600/mo., $500
sec. dep. 772-215-0098

RIVER ACRES, 1/1 Cot-
tage, fully furnished,
very clean. Includes Pri-
vate Dock, utilities &
Dish TV. $600 mo. +
sec. (863)467-1950

VIKING/PRAIRIE Effi-
ciency. Very clean!
$500/mo. Incl. utils. No
pets. Call 561-329-8205





Oak Lake Villa 17 2/2
updated kitchen and
flooring. Clean home.
$800/ mo. First, last, and
$500 security required.
863-467-5965.

OAK LAKE VILLAS 1
story, 2br, 2ba, W/D,
fenced patio, very clean,
No pets, $800/mo +
$700 sec. (863)634-3312
or (863)634-3313

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TAYLOR CREEK Condo
1BR/1BA, 1st floor, fur-
nished, pool & tennis,
boat dock, rec room,
very nice. Reasonable
561-324-4902 or
561-582-8693.


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area, low utility bills!
$1,250 mo. Call
772-260-5049

AFFORDABLE New
House Basswood 3/2 &
3/2/2, 1,800 sq ft,
washer, dryer, large
kitchen. Bring Pets.
$1000 per mo.
(561) 723-2226

Dixie Ranch Acres 3 Br
7482 NW 96th Court
Newly remodeled, large
fenced yard $800/mo.
$600 security. Call
863-610-0001

Dixie Ranch Acres area
3 br clean, quiet
$700/mo. water & lawn
care included $500 se-
curity. NO DOGS
863-610-0001

FOR RENT: 3/2/2 &
2/2/1 in SW section.
Both have new ceramic
tile. Kids and pets wel-
come. 863-634-9330 -
863-467-2541

FURNISHED HOUSES
FOR RENT!
3/1 CBS at 301 SE 16th
Ave with Carport,
Large fenced back
yard,C/A/H or 2/2
CBS in King's Bay
with Garage, C/A/H,
Wood & Ceramic Tile
Floors.
Will pay all utilities-
Electric, Water, Sew-
er, Garbage, Cable
TV, Internet & Lawn
Service for $375
weekly or $1,400
monthly for more info
Call 863-634-7756


KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2 br/lba, Tiled floors.
Inclds Water. $675/mo.
+ sec. Pool & Tennis
Court. 863-697-6428 or
561-358-8128

LOG CABIN 2 Bdrm.
Weekly and Monthly
rentals. Waterfront. Ful-
ly furnished. Includes
Utilities. FPL Martin &
Loxahatchee, Pipeline
Workers welcome
(561)234-0277

NEWER HOME 3/2 with
garage. SE Section.
Great neighborhood.
$950 mo. + $950 sec.
dep. 863-634-1567.

OKEE 3 BR, 1 BA, Block
Home, $800 month +
$400 sec. dep. Call
(561)743-0192

OKEE 3BR, 1BA, Lami-
nate flooring, new
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010CP-131
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELMER BASSIL TAYLOR
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DELMER BASSIL TAYLOR, deceased,
whose date of death was August 2,
2010, and whose Probate File Num-
ber 2010CP-131, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the mailing
address of which is 312 N.W. Third
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Person-
al Representative's attorney are set
forh below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is September 22, 2010.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CHARLES R. CHILTON
Florida Bar No. 117861
Shart, Bunn & Chilton PA.
99 Sixth Street, S.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Telephone: (863) 293-5000
Personal Representative:
BARBARA R. SNIDER
3308 East Tuscarawas Extension
Barberton, Ohio 44203
366842 ON 9/22,29/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000196
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANYAS TRUSTEE OF INDYMAC
LOAN TRUST MORTGAGE BACKED
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005-LI UN-
DER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 1, 2005
Plaintiff,
VS.
ANGELA M. PAULETTE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANGELA M. PAULETTE;
JOHANA SANCHEZ MALDONADO;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHANA
SANCHEZ MALDONADO; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
JOHANA SANCHEZ MALDONADO
5079 NORTHWEST 20TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHANA SANCHEZ MALDONADO
5079 NORTHWEST 20TH STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the
following described property:
A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED
AS TRACT 127, TROPICAL
ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUB-
DIVISION LYING IN SECTION
12, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH
RANGE 34 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
TRACT 127, COMMENCING AT
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 0008' WEST
ALONG THE SECTION LINE A
DISTANCE OF 4016.6 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH
89040 WEST PARALLEL TO THE
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
SECTION 12. A DISTANCE OF
726.0 FEET IOR POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH
0008' EAST PARALLEL TO THE


EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SEC-
TION 12, A DISTANCE OF 660.00
FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89040' WEST PARALLEL
TO THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE
OF SECTION 12, A DISTANCE OF
330.00 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN SOUTH 0008' FEET
WEST A DISTANCE OF 660.00
FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89o40' EAST A DISTANCE
OF 330.00 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING; BEING A PART OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 5079 NORTHWEST 20TH
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
34972
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on Ka-
hane & Associates, PA, Attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address s 8201 Pe-
ters Road, Se. 3000, Plantation,
FLORIDA 33324 on or before t h i r t y
(30)days after the first publication of
this Notice in the THE OKEECHOBEE
NEWS and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to
the Administrabve Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, If you are a per-
son with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to provisions
of certain assistance. Please contact
the Court Administrator at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
Florida 34986, Phone No.
(772) 8074370 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this nobce or
pleading; if you are hearing im-
paired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if
you are voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8770 (V) (Via Florida Re-
lay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 16th day of Sept.
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of the Court
By: Arlene Nealis
As Deputy Clerk
366420 ON 9/22,29/10


PROCLAMATION
NOTICE OF GENERAL CITY ELECTIONS
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the City
of Okeechobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to pro-
claim and call General City Elections at the bme and manner provided there-
in.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James E. Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELEC-
TION is to be held by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, during the regular hours of voting,
to wit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of electing the follow-
ing officers to serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 4, 2011
and ending January 7, 2014 following such election or until their successors
are elected and qualified:
THREE (3) COUNCIL MEMBERS
AND
ONE (1) CITY CLERK
Said election shall be held in the County polling or vobng places within the
Municipal precincts of the duly qualified City electors, which precincts have
been established by the Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners and
Supervisor of Elections for the General Elecbon of Okeechobee County.
IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I
have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida,
and caused the corporate seal of said City to be affixed, and attested to by
the City Clerk, this 20th day of July, 2010.
BY: James E. Kirk, Mayor
ATTEST Lane Gamlotea, CMC, City Clerk
366676 ON 9/29/2010

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF CERTAIN EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of
Okeechobee County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October
14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Meebng Room, Okeechobee
County Court House, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose
of the hearing is to receive public comments in consideration of the aban-
donment of certain easements and rihts-of-way located in Central Business
Section Bassenger subdivision that is further described as follows:
ALL EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY LYING NORTHERLY OF THE US
HIGHWAY 98 RIGHT-OF-WAY LOCATED WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO
BLOCKS 1-4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF CENTRAL BUSINESS SEC-
TION BASSENGER-FLORIDA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 32
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A copy of this nobce will be available for public inspection at the Planning
and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee,
Florida each weekday except holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m.
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at
this public hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is
made and that the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is based. County Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
for official records of the Clerk.
Clif Betts, Jr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2010-0051
367412 ON 9/29/2010


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LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on OCTOBER
15, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Flnda Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.
1996 Chevy S-10
VIN #1GCCS14X6T8231236
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
367423 ON 9/29/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000185
NATIONAL CITY BANK SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANDRES SANCHEZ, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ANDRES SANCHEZ
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
rough, under or against the Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having
or claiming to have any right, btle or
interest in the property described in
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
in.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:
COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER
OF SW 1/4 SECTION 3; RUN
THENCE S 890 31' 42" W FOR A
DISTANCE OF 6.70 FEET;
THENCE RUN N 31005'04" W
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1489.88
FEET FOR POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE N 31005'04",
W A DISTANCE OF 597.74 FEET;
RUN S 5858'41" W A DISTANCE
OF 475 FEET, THENCE RUN S
31005'04" E 598.26 FEET;
THENCE RUN N 58054'56" E 475
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH A 1978 HOME
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN # 0261396L & TI-
TLE# 0015170849
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DA-
VID
J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Is-
land Road #400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920 no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publicaon
of this notice of action, and file the
original with the clerk ofthis court el-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or pebtion filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court at OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida, this 23 day of Sept., 2009.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /S/ LINDA F. YOUNG
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD
SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
09-27765 NCM
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior t the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Flori-
da Relay Service.
363648 ON 9/29;10/6/10




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 47-2009-CA-000250
NATIONAL CITY BANK, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO HARBOR FEDERAL
SAVINGS
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DONALD MCLISH, ET AL
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: DONALD MCLISH; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DONALD
MCLISH; MINAKOEMARIE BOED-
JARATH: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MINAKOEMARIE BOEDJARATH
whose residence is 3852 NW 42ND
WAY, COCONUT CREEK, FL 33073.
and who is evading service of pro-
cess and the unknown defendants
who may be spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, un
der or against the Defendant(s), who
are not known to be dead or alive,
and all parties having or claiming to
have any rght, tite or interest 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: A PARCEL OF
LAND LYING IN SECTION 2, TOWN-
SHIP 35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 2:
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 23
MINUTES, 37 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 50.01
FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION, THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF NW
240TH STREET (FORMERLY KNOWN
AS EAGLE ISLAND ROAD);
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 01
MINUTES, 48 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY
LINE, A DISTANCE OF 854.91 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
WEST LINE OF THE EAST 853.95
FEET OF SAID SECTION 2 AND THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES, 23
MINUTES, 07 SECONDS WEST,
ALONG SAID WEST LINE OF THE
EAST 553.95 FEET OF SECTION 2, A
DISTANCE OF 2372.73 FEET;
THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES, 23 MINUTES, 07 SECONDS
WEST ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE
OF THE EAST 853.95 FEET TO THE
SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 474.75
FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES, 01
MINUTES, 48 SECONDS WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 1835.46 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 1/2 OF SAID
SECTION 2;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES, 21
MINUTES, 13 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE
EAST 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 2, A
DISTANCE OF 474.74 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES, 01
MINUTES, 48 SECONDS EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 1835.72 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 20.00 ACRES, MORE
ORE LESS
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Is-
land Road, Suite 400, Plantation, FL
33324-3920, no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication
of this Notice of Action) and file the
ongnal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default wll be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida, this 16 day of Sept.
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF
DAVID J. STERN, PA.
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 South Pine Island Road
Suite 400
Plantaton, FL 33324-3920
09-38573 NCM
366422 ON 9/22,29/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2009-CA-780
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiffs,
VS.
SHELBY DANIAL DUNSON, et ux, et
al
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will on the 20th
day of October, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.,
in the Jury Assembly Room on the
2nd floor of the Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Okeechobee County,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at pub-
lic outcry to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following described
property situated in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to wit:
Beginning at the Northwest corner
of Government Lot 3, Secbon 36,
Township 37 South, Range 35
East, run thence West 262.50 feet
to a point; thence South 11 de-
grees 22 minutes West 236 feet to
a point; thence North 72 degrees
55 minutes 45 seconds West a dis-
tance of 182.13 feet; thence North
a distance of 198.14 feet to the
Point of Beginning. Together with
the rght of ingress and egress to
State Road 15 along an existing
road running North and South
along the East side of the property
conveyed herein and along the
East side of Lots 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.
Together with a 1982 Nova VIN
EF2955A and 1985 Fair
HHJFL35840274A/B and 1974
CNCR VIN 3344227285W.
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is:
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, v.
SHELBY DANIAL DUNSON AND JEN-
NIFER DUNSON, HUSBAND AND
WIFE and the docket number of
which is Number is Case No. 2009-
CA-780.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
ATTENTION PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, per
sons needing special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact t Court Administration
no later than seven days prior to the
proceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986;
telephone 772-807-4370, or immedi-
ately upon receiving this notification
if the time before te scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call
711.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 3rd day of


September, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
365314 ON 9/22,29/2010



IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2010 CA 000364
CitlGroup Global Markets Realty, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
-VS. -
Tony G. Huet a/k/a Tony G. Huet,
III; Aiin Huet; Okeechobee County,
Florida; Unknown Tenants in Posses-
sion #1; Unknown Tenants in Pos-
session #2; Et. Al;
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY
TO:
Tony G. Huet A/K/A Tony G. Huet,
III, Unknown Tenants In Possession
#1 And Unknown Tenants In Posses-
sion #2, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 560
SE 80th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974
If living, including any unknown
spouse of said Defendant(s) if any
have remarried and if any or all of
said Defendant(s) are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors, lien-
ors, and trustees, and all other per-
sons claiming, by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned named De-
fendants(s) and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants and
such of the aforementioned unknown
Defendants as may be infants, in-
competents or otherwise not sui ju-
rlis.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an acbon has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County,
Florda, more particularly described
as follows:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING
IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE WEST ONE-
QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 21, THENCE BEAR SOUTH
89 DEGREES 05 MINUTES 31 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH
BOUNDARY LINE OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 21, FOR A DISTANCE OF
60.00 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF A PARCEL OF LAND,
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 226, PAGE 1623,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
05 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID OFFICIAL RECORDS
226, PAGE 1623, FOR A DISTANCE


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF CERTAIN EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY
1OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of
Dkeechobee County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October
14, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. In the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee
countyy Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose
)f the hearing is to receive public comments in consideration of the aban-
Jonment of a certain portion of an alley right-of-way in Petit Park subdivi-
slon that is further described as follows:
THAT PORTION OF A 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
OF PETIT PARK AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 19 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID 15 FOOT AL-
LEY BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS BEING THAT PORTION
OF SAID 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LYING WESTERLY OF LOT 12, BLOCK 1,
PLAT OF PETIT PARK, THAT LIES SOUTH OF AND ADJACENT TO THE
SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SW 8th STREET
TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF A 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY LYING
WESTERLY OF FIRST STREET, ACCORDING TO THE SAID PLAT OF PETIT
PARK, AND TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION LYING WESTERLY OF AND
ADJACENT TO LOT 12, BLOCK 2 OF SAID PLAT, AND THAT PORTION LY-
ING WESTERLY OF A 15 FOOT ALLEY RUNNING IN AN ESAT-WEST DI-
RECTION LYING SOUTH OF LOT 12 AND NORTH OF LOT 13, BLOCK 2,
OF SAID PLAT AND THAT PORTION LYING WESTERLY OF LOT 13, BLOCK
2, PLAT OF PETIT PARK.
TOGETHER WITH THAT PORTION OF A 15 FOOT WIDE ALLEY ACCORD-
ING TO THE SAID PLAT OF PETIT PARK LYING WESTERLY OF AND ADJA-
CENT TO THE NORTH 130 FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 3, PLAT OF PETIT
PARK.
Scopy of this notice will be available for public Inspecbon at the Planning
and Development Department, 1700 NW 9th Avenue, Suite A, Okeechobee,
-londa each weekday except holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m.
411 interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at
:his public hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
)f County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this
leaning will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is
"nade and that the record includes the tesbmony and evidence upon which
:he appeal is based. County Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup
For official records of the Clerk.
:lif Better, Jr, Chairman
3haron Robertson, Clerk
3oard of County Commissioners
Dkeechobee County, Florida
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OF 6.00 FEET TO A POINT LYING
ON THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF S.E. 80TH AVENUE (A/K/A
B & B MCARTHUR ROAD); THENCE
BEAR NORTH 00 DEGREES 04
MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST
ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 562.81
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH
00 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SEC-
ONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE, FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 400.00 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 89
DEGREES 55 MINUTES 45 SEC-
ONDS EAST, FOR A DISTANCE OF
1089.00 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID
EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF S.E.
80TH AVENUE, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 400.00 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE BEAR NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 55 MINUTES 45 SECONDS
WEST, FOR A DISTANCE OF
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more commonly known as 560
Southeast 80th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34974.
This acbon has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defense, if any,
upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At-
torneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
2424 North Federal Highway, Suite
360, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 with-
in thirty (30) days after the first pub-
lcation of ths notice andfilethe
ongnal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 16 day of Sept., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Circuit and County Courts
BY Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
366424 ON 9/22,29/2010


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NOTICE OFOUA MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet
in regular session on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Ofices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other changes
can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually im-
paired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director's Ofice at
863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person
wishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, ifa person decides to ap-
peal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he
or she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such
person may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for
such verbabm record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F Hayford
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IN THE NINETEENTH CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION
Case No 2010-CA-225
PHOENIX SUNRISE, LLC, a
Florida limited partnership

Plaintiff,
Vs
FAIRWAY HOME ESTATES, LTD,
a
Florida limited partnership

Defendants

CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER FS CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accor-
dance with the Default Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 31, 2010, in the above-
styled cause, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at

Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor
Okeechobee County
Judicial Center
312 Northwest 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
At 11 00 AM on October 20, 2010
the following described property

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED IN Exhibit "A'
ATTACHED HERETO

EXHIBIT "A"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF
PROPERTY BEING FORE-
CLOSED CIRCUIT COURT -
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-225-CA
(10 PARCELS)
PARCEL A DESCRIPTION

A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 51' 55" E,
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
31275 FEET
THENCE S 89 o 08' 05" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
248 66 FEET
THENCE S 06 34'26" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 65 00 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE S 06 34'
26" W A DISTANCE OF 18866
FEET
THENCE N 66 35' 23" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 432 91 FEET
THENCE N 56 35' 44" E, DIS-
TANCE OF 144 17 FEET
THENCE N 33 41' 17" E, DIS-
TANCE OF 166 80 FEET
THENCE N 63 DEGREES 19' 14"
W, A DISTANCE OF 188 75 FEET
TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE ARC OF A CURVE, SAID
CURVE BEING CONCAVE TO
THE NORTHWEST HAVING A
RADIUS OF 301 19 FEET A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 38 45' 49" W A
CHORD BEARING OF S 46 03'
41" W AND A CHORD DISTANCE
OF 19991 FEET,
THENCE SOUTHEWESTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 203 77
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE S 65 26' 35" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 212 14 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 25 00 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 48 11' 23",
THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 21 03
FEET TO THE POINT OF
REVERSE CURVATURE OF A
CURVE TO RIGHT SAID CURVE
HAVING A RADIUS OF 6500
FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE
OF 79 19' 14",
THENCE SOUTHERLY AND
WESTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF
89 99 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING
PARCEL B.- DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA,
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS


COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE NORTH 00 51'
55"E ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION 4, A DISTANCE
OF 31275 FEET
THENCE S 89 08' 05" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
248 66 FEET
THENCE N 65 26' 35" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 279 22 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 26619 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 58' 23",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 199 65
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE N 22 28' 12" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 241 79 FEET
THENCE S 66 14' 19" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 24590 FEET
THENCE S 23 45' 41" W, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
3500 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE S 22017'
31"W, A DISTANCE OF 19092
FEET
THENCE S 66 21' 00" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 973 53 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 318 00 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 47 57' 40",
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 26619 FEET TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE, THENCE
N 65 41'19" E, A DISTANCE OF
41414 FEET TO THE BEGIN-
NING OF A CURVE TO THE
RIGHT SAID CURVE HAVING A
RADIUS OF 26200 FEET AND
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 23 20' 33"
THENCE EASTERLY ALONG THE
ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 10674 FEET TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 89 01' 53" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 67 38 FEET
THENCE N 01 06' 36" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 196 13 FEET
THENCE N 89 17' 38" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 52 26 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 26500 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 25 08' 52'
THENCE WESTERLY AND
SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE
OF 116 31 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE S 65 33' 30" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 353 69 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 42682 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 48
12'11",
THENCE WESTERLY AND
NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE
OF 359 08 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 66 DEGREES 14' 19"
W, A DISTANCE OF 859 35 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
PARCEL C- DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 51' 55" E
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
312 75 FEET
THENCE S 89 08' 05" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
248 66 FEET
THENCE N 65 26'35" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 279 22 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 26619 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 58' 23",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 199 65
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE N 22 DEGREES 28' 12"
E, A DISTANCE OF 241 79 FEET
THENCE S 66 14' 19" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 1105 25 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 391 82 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 48
DEGREES 12'11",
THENCE SOUTHERLY AND
EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF


32964 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 65 33' 30" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 353 69 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 300 00 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 25
08' 52",
THENCE NORTHERLY AND
EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF
13167 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE S 89 17' 38" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 5323 FEET
THENCE CONTINUE S 89 17'
38" E, A DISTANCE OF 1905
FEET,
THENCE S 00 42' 22" W PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
3500 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIP-
TION,
THENCE S 01 06' 36" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 19875 FEET
THENCE N 89 53' 41" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 28427 FEET
THENCE N 89 46' 02" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 58526 FEET
THENCE N 130 48' 15" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 19793 FEET
THENCE N 89 57' 14" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 501 33 FEET
THENCE 89 17' 38" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 324 84 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL D DESCRIPTION
PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC-
TION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 50' 04" E
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
13327 FEET
THENCE N 67 34' 03" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 696 76 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
ARADIUSOF300 00 FEETANDA
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 21 58' 02",
THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 115 02 FEET TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE,
THENCE S 00 27' 54" W, RADIAL
TO AFORESAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 35 00 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE N 89 32' 06" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 536 81 FEET
THENCE N 85 18' 23" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 27405 FEET
THENCE N 89 53' 30" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 8018 FEET
THENCE N 88 37' 05" W A DIS-
TANCEOF 17303 FEET
THENCE S 14 08' 31" E, A DIS-
TANCEOF 19609 FEET
THENCE S 88 25' 02" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 14478 FEET
THENCE N 83 36' 04" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 9510 FEET
THENCE S 88 09' 08" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 7852 FEET
THENCE S 72 20' 53" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 8624 FEET
THENCE S 84 05' 05" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 9502 FEET
THENCE S 89 59' 59" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 53959 FEET
THENCE N 12 02' 03" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 188 13 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC
OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE
SOUTHWEST SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 265 00 FEET A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 12 40' 05",
A CHORD BEARING OF N 83 12'
04" W AND A CHORD DISTANCE
OF 58 47 FEET
THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
THEARC OFSAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 58 59 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL E DESCRIPTION
PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SEC-
TION 4, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 50' 04" E
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
13327 FEET
THENCE N 67 34' 03" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 696 76 FEET
THENCE S 22 25' 57" W PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
3500 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,
THENCE S 67 34' 03" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 11755 FEET


THENCE S 23 11' 37" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 17953 FEET,
THENCE N 67 26' 20" WA DIS-
TANCE OF 10539 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 12 02' 03" E, A
DISTANCE OF 181 26 FEET TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE
ARC OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE SOUTHWEST SAID CURVE
HAVING A RADIUS OF 26500
FEET A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 04
58' 02", ACHORD BEARING OF S
7003' 04" E AND A CHORD DIS-
TANCE OF 22 97 FEET,
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 2297
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING
PARCEL F DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTIONS 3 AND 4, TOWNSHIP
36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA, BEING MORE PARTICULAR-
LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 50' 04" E
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
1787 16 FEET
THENCE S 59 03' 00" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 95 31 FEET,
THENCE S 30 57' 00" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
35 00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING,
THENCE CONTINUE S 30 57 00"
E, PASSING OUT OF SAID SEC-
TION 4AND INTO SAID SECTION
3, A DISTANCE OF
141 15 FEET
THENCE S 59 03' 00" W PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, AND PASSING
OUT OF SAID SECTION 3 AND
BACK INTO SAID SECTION 4, A
DISTANCE OF 51 31 FEET
THENCE N 89 27' 14" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 16299 FEET,
THENCE N 00 46' 42" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 10919 FEET,
THENCE N 89 20' 19" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 49 88 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 97 00 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 30, 17' 19",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 51 28
FEET
THENCE N 59 03' 00" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 43 42 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL G DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 50'04" E
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4 A DISTANCE OF
133 27 FEET
THENCE N 67 34'03" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 696 76 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
ARADIUSOF30000FEETANDA
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 21, 58'02",
THENCE WESTERLY ALONG
THEARC OF SAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 11502 FEET TO THE
END OF SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 89 32'06"W A DIS-
TANCE OF 53551 FEET,
THENCE N 85 18'23" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 274 16 FEET,
THENCE N 89 53' 30" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 81 19 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 88 37' 05 W, A
DISTANCE OF 19500 FEET
THENCE S 89 57' 14" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 283 53 FEET,
THENCE N 00 10' 46" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 408 90 FEET,
THENCE S 89 49' 14" W PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
20 00 FEET
THENCE N 47 40' 51" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 65 00 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS
DESCRIPTION,
THENCE CONTINUE N 47 40'
51" W A DISTANCE OF 19264
FEET
THENCE N 59 42' 41" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 48 45 FEET,
THENCE N 77 22' 19" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 7973 FEET,
THENCE N 88 08' 26" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 18060 FEET,
THENCE S 79 59' 12" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 71 49 FEET,
THENCE S 55 53' 12" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 47 04 FEET,


THENCE S 50 35' 07" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 21394 FEET TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC
OF A NON TANGENT CURVE,
SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTH, HAVING A
RADIUS OF 6500 FEET A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 98 15' 58", A
CHORD BEARING OF N 88 32'
52" W AND A CHORD DISTANCE
OF 98 31 FEET,
THENCE NORTHERLY WESTER-
LY AND SOUTHERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 111 48 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL H DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 51' 55" E
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
31275 FEET
THENCE S 89 08' 05" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
248 66 FEET
THENCE N 65 26' 35" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 279 22 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 266 19 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 58' 23",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 199 65
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE N 22 28' 12" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 241 79 FEET
THENCE N 66 14' 19" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 5311 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 31561 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 65
10'57"
THENCE WESTERLY AND
NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE
OF 359 05 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 010 03' 22" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 149 26 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 264 53 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 90
36' 55",
THENCE NORTHERLY AND
EASTERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE OF
41836 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 89 33' 34" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 500 17 FEET
THENCE N 00 26' 26" W PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
35 00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIP-
TION,
THENCE N 010 33' 50" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 186 04 FEET
THENCE N 89 23' 10" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 350 88 FEET
THENCE S 01 11' 06" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 18708 FEET
THENCE S 89 33' 34" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 349 67 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
PARCEL I DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
MORE PARTICULARLY BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SAID SEC-
TION 4, THENCE N 00 51' 55" E
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
SECTION 4, A DISTANCE OF
312 75 FEET
THENCE S 89 08' 05" E, PER-
PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
ING COURSE, A DISTANCE OF
24866 FEET
THENCE N 65 26' 35" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 279 22 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 266 19 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 42 58' 23",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 199 65
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE N 22 28' 12" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 241 79 FEET
THENCE N 66 14' 19" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 5311 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT OF SAID CURVE
HAVING A RADIUS OF 31561
FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE


OF 65 10' 57",
THENCE WESTERLY AND
NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
OF SAID CURVE, A DISTANCE
OF 359 05 FEET TO THE END OF
SAID CURVE,
THENCE N 01 03' 22" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 14926 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE RIGHT SAID CURVE HAV-
ING A RADIUS OF 26453 FEET
AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 15
24'07",
THENCE NORTHEASTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 71 11
FEET
THENCE N 75 39' 17" W ALONG
A LINE RADIAL TO AFORESAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 3500
FEET FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIP-
TION,
THENCE CONTINUE N 75 39'
17" W, A DISTANCE OF 17587
FEET
THENCE N 19 59' 32" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 81 98 FEET
THENCE N 29 28' 18" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 81 98 FEET
THENCE N 67 00' 56" E, A DIS-
TANCE OF 200 34 FEET
THENCE S 31 05' 57" E, A DIS-
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INTERSECTION WITH THE ARC
OF A NON TANGENT CURVE,
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57" W SAID CURVE BEING CON-
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AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 44
33' 20",
THENCE WESTERLY AND
SOUTHERLY ALONG THE ARC
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OF BEGINNING
PARCEL J DESCRIPTION
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN
SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
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COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
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SECTION 3, A DISTANCE OF
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PENDICULAR TO THE PRECED-
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TANCE OF 296 55 FEET
THENCE N 01 01' 52" W A DIS-
TANCE OF 117 39 FEET
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TANCE OF 368 23 FEET TO THE
BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO
THE LEFT SAID CURVE HAVING
A RADIUS OF 2700 FEET AND A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 30 12' 10",
THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY
ALONG THE ARC OF SAID
CURVE, A DISTANCE OF 1423
FEET TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE,
THENCE S 59 03' 00" W, A DIS-
TANCE OF 36 08 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any
other than the property owner as
of the date of the is pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the
sale
Dated: Sept. 9. 2010
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Linda F Young,
As Deputy Clerk

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a true and cor-
rect copy of the foregoing has
been furnished by U S Mail on 9/9
to

H Allan Tucker Esquire, Attorney
for Plaintiff, 5802 Tyler Street,
Hollywood, FL 33021
Fairway Home Estates, LTD, 3109
Stirling Road, Suite 101, Fort
Lauderdale, FL 33312

SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By Linda F Young,
As Deputy Clerk
365911 ON 9/15 22 & 29/2010


Community Events



Democratic Party meets

The Okeechobee Democratic Party will
hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept.
29, at 6:30 p.m. At Brahma Bull Restaurant
(Hwy. 441 S). The public is invited to attend.
Arrangements are being made for the 2010
Jefferson Jackson Dinner at KOA on Oct. 29.



Moose Lodge plans dinner

The Loyal Order of Moose, #1753, at 159
N.W 36th St. is holding a baked chicken din-
ner. The Sports Group will be serving chick-
en dinners on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 6-8
p.m. for $5. Please come and eat with us
and bring a friend.



Library Book Club meets

Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book
Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6
p.m. at the library. The group is discussing
"The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by
Alan Bradley. For more information call Jan
Fehrman at 863-357-9980.



Guardian ad Litem

volunteers meet

Thousands of abused, neglected and
abandoned children end up in judicial pro-
ceedings each year in Florida. Their voices
are often unheard and best interests over-
looked. Guardian ad Litem volunteers rep-
resent the best interests of the child. Meet a
GAL volunteer on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2
p.m. at Mom's Kitchen, Hwy. 441, Okeecho-
bee. Have a cup of coffee and hear how you
can be the voice of a child.



Clay Shoot fundraiser

benefit planned

Please join us for our second Clay
Shoot fundraiser to benefit the mentor-
ing programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Okeechobee County on Saturday, Oct. 30,
at Quail Creek Plantation, Hwy. 68 E. Orange
Avenue/5 miles east of Hwy. 441. Rolling
start at 8 a.m., $100 per shooter or $375 per
team includes lunch. Call 863-824-BBBS or
make your reservations online at www.bbb-
sbigs.org.


Class of '81 holds reunion

The Okeechobee High School Class of
1981 will hold a reunion on Oct. 1 and 2.
For more information, call Beth at 863-467-
1691.



Class of '76 celebrates 35 years

The Class of 1976 is celebrating its 35th
class reunion. Come join in the fun on Oct.
I and 2, at 7 p.m. at Kahootz. Free Hors
d'oeuvres. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 will
be a dinner held at the ranch of Flo Mounts
Williams call for directions. Barbecue plate
dinners will be available for $10 each or
bring your own. Iced tea will be provided.
Dancing from 7:30 until 11:30 p.m. Music
provided by DJ Billy Rhodes. Bon fire and
spectacular fire works. For more informa-
tion, please call 863-697-9705.





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Local woman

accused of

doctor shopping

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee woman has been arrest-
ed and charged with four counts of doctor
shopping because she was allegedly receiv-
ing prescriptions from
different doctors.
Carlena Denise
Bain, 34, S.E. 14th
Court, was arrested
Monday, Sept. 27, and
charged with obtaining
a prescription by fraud.
She was booked into
the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Jail under a bond of Carlena Denise
$10,000. Bain
An arrest report by
a detective with the Okeechobee Narcotics
Task Force states that Bain was seeing a lo-
cal doctor as well as doctors at a Boca Raton
pain management clinic. She reportedly had
signed pain management contracts with the
local physician, as well as doctors at the pain
management clinic.
The detective said none of the doctors
were aware that Bain had pain management
agreements with other doctors.
According to the detective's report on
Feb. 2, 2009, Bain received a script for 40
hydrocodone pills from the local doctor.
Then, on Feb. 24, she received a script from
the pain clinic for 240 roxicodone pills. Both
scripts were filled at local pharmacies.
On March 6, 2009, Bain received another
30 hydrocodone pills from the local doctor,
stated the detective.
Seventeen days later, continued the re-
port, she was given a script for 60 oxycodone
pills from the pain clinic.
The third count alleges that Bain went to
a third doctor on March 29 and received a
prescription for 20 hydrocodone pills.
Then, on April 6, she went to the local
doctor and was given a script for 40 hydro-
codone pills, stated the detective.
Both of those prescriptions were filled at
Okeechobee pharmacies.
In the fourth count, the detective states
that on April 24 Bain returned to the Boca
Raton pain clinic where she was given a
script for 240 oxycodone pills.
Then, just five days later, the detective
said the woman was given a script for an-
other 40 hydrocodone tablets from the local
physician.
And, like with the other counts, both of
these prescriptions were filled at local phar-
macies.
From Feb. 2 through May 4 Bain was al-
legedly given prescriptions for 950 pain kill-
ers, the detective pointed out.
Records show that after Bain was booked
into the county jail she was arrested by Dep-
uty Lieutenant Keith Murrish on a warrant
charging her with contempt of court. She
was released on her recognizance on that
charge.
However, jail records indicated that as of
Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2010, Bain was
still in custody.


Okeechobee News


September 29, 2010


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Pop Warner teams play Port St. Lucie and Palm City


Darrius Houze continued to provide strong runs for the Chobee Lil' Brahmans
Junior Pee Wee team during the team's victory Saturday against Palm City.


Osceola volleyball team defeats Oslo

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Osceola Middle School's volleyball won
their first match of the year Monday when
they defeated Oslo Middle School 25-13 and
25-12 in the Warriors gym.
The Warriors used a strong service game
and took advantage of a number of errors by
the Lady Wildcats to improve their record to
(1-5) on the year.
Warriors Coach Amie Eldred said her
girls really felt good about the win, "I think
this gives the girls a lot of confidence. They Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
are feeling a lot better about themselves." Savannah Mann (left) and Kelsi Kula
Eldred said her team only had three play- await an Oslo serve during the volley-
ers with experience when the season start- ball match Monday at Osceola Middle
ed. She noted the older girls have been good School.
team leaders and have brought the younger
players along.
"We are finally starting to see improve-
ment. This is basically a brand new team.
We have a lot of sixth and seventh graders
who have never played. It has been a build-
ing year but a good building year," she add-
ed.
Brittani Mellette had five service aces to
lead the Lady Warriors.
Eldred said she hoped the girls take the
momentum from the win and go with it for
the rest of the season.
Outside, the soccer game was cancelled
due to lightning. Osceola led (1-0) and was
in line to get their first win of the year. No Aubrie Holmes prepares to serve the
makeup date was immediately announced. ball for the Osceola Warriors volleyball
Osceola travels to Sebastian Middle squad. The team won their first match
School on Wednesday. of the season Monday.


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Pop Warner football teams
hosted three games Saturday and came
away with two victories.
The Tiny Mites and the Junior Pee Wee
squads won in impressive fashion in front of
the home fans thanks to great defense and
solid offense.
The Tiny Mites defeated Palm City Or-
ange and the Junior Pee Wee defeated the
Palm City Dolphins 18-7.
Robert Futch, Kysell Richardson and Dar-
rius Houze each had touchdown runs for
Okeechobee, (3-2). The Lil Brahmans got
182 yards rushing in the game. Houze had
an excellent performance with 12 carries
for 76 yards. Richardson managed 34 yards
on eight carries. Futch had 58 yards on eight
carries.
On defense Mateo Vasquez had three
tackles and a fumble recovery. Caleidrick
Coleman had three tackles and a tackle for
loss. Devante Luellman had four tackles.
Mark Youmans had three tackles and a tack-
le for loss.
The Midget squad lost 28-14 to the Port
St. Lucie Pirates. The coaching staff put in a
complaint to Pop Warner officials about the
referees who handled the game.
Coach James Shockley said his team was
penalized for over 100 yards in the first half
and also contended Port St. Lucie's linemen
were allowed to set and then reset on the
line of scrimmage without a penalty.
"We had too many penalties. Every time


we had a big play they threw a penalty flag
We hope to finish out the season strong
and see that team again in the playoffs," h(
added.
This week the Chobee Lil Brahmans pla,
at different venues. The Midget team (3-2
tangles with Jensen Beach on Saturday a
7 p.m. at Jensen Beach High School. Th(
Junior Pee Wee tangles with Martin Count,
South at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart on Satur
day at 5 p.m. The Tiny Mites team will mee
Fort Pierce on Saturday at 9 a.m.


Kysell Richardson dashed for 16 yards
on this first half run for the Chobee Lil'
Brahmans.


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