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di end budget battle


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A meeting late last week could possibly
bring an end to the budget battle between
Sheriff Paul May and the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners and avert
a trip to Tallahassee.
Because of a Thursday, Sept. 30, meeting
between Sheriff Paul May, Major Noel Ste-


phen and County Commission Chairman
Clif Betts, a special meeting will be held
Thursday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m. with the remain-
ing four commission members. The purpose
of that special meeting is to try and forge an
agreement for a $16.2 million budget for the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
"This is an effort to try and solve it if we
See SHERIFF- Page 10


County commission


candidates square off


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Nearly 200 people came out to the politi-
cal forum held Tuesday evening Oct. 4 at the
Osceola Middle School Gymnasium to hear,
among others, candidates for Okeechobee
County Commission.
In District 2, Republican Bryant Cul-
pepper is running against Democrat Gene
Woods. Democrat Terry Burroughs is chal-
lenging incumbent Republican Joey Hoover
for the District 4 seat.


Each candidate made opening remarks
and then answered questions from the au-
dience.
Mr. Woods spent 12 years as a county
commissioner. "I feel that we are stale and I
have some ideas we were working on four
years ago," (when he was in office) he said
in his opening remarks.
Mr. Culpepper said he wants to work
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October 6, 2010 Okeechobee News


Indiantown man accused of rape


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Indiantown man, accused of raping a
woman in September, was
arrested late last week by a
detective with the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO).
Roger Lee Lilley Jr., 29,
Spring Haven, was arrested
Friday, Oct. 1, on a charge
of sexual battery. He was
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail where he RagerLee
is being held on a $150,000 Roger Le
bond. Lilley, Jr.


According to an arrest report by OCSO De-
tective Rosemary Farless, the victim and her
roommate knew Lilley so he was allowed to
enter her home on the evening of Sept. 23. Af-
ter he entered the home, the roommate left.
Shortly after entering the woman's home
the 6-foot-4, 220-pound man reportedly over-
took the 140-pound victim.
The detective's report stated that Lilley en-
tered the home while the woman was in the
shower. He allegedly pulled back the shower
curtain, turned off the water and pulled her
from the shower. He started to towel dry her
and when she protested he "... grabbed both
of her arms and dragged her to her bed."
Detective Farless went on to state that the


victim tried to get away but Lilley used his bulk
to pin her to the bed where he attacked her.
The man not only bit the woman, but also
slapped and kicked her, added the report.
The victim had bruising on her right arm
and her right thigh, the report stated.
A friend of the victim, along with the wom-
an's roommate, later took her to the emergen-
cy room at Raulerson Hospital.
While the alleged attack was taking place,
the victim's young child was asleep in the next
room. Although she was crying during the al-
leged attack the victim did not scream because
she did not want to wake her child, stated De-
tective Farless.


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of her mother's live-in boyfriend.
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little brother went to live with their aunt in
Jacksonville, who was shocked to hear them
both claim the mother's boyfriend had sexu-
ally abused the girl. The revelation came when
the little boy relayed to his aunt that he knew
about sex. When asked how, he said he had
walked in on his sister and the nearly 50-year-
old man engaging in a sexual act.
After an investigation spanning several
Florida counties, James G. Reeves, 50, was ar-
rested on charges capital sexual battery on a
child less than 12 years of age, and lewd and
lascivious molestation on a child less than 12
years of age.
The Jacksonville Police Department's re-
port reveals that the abuse reportedly spanned
three years and grew progressively worse as
time passed.
According to the police report, the man
had been in a relationship with the children's
mother, which started in Okeechobee County.
The man and the woman moved to Buckhead
Ridge in Glades County, where she fell ill. His
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Jacksonville Police sent the case file to
Glades County Sheriff's Office. After review-
ing the case, Detective Sergeant Ronny Baker
made contact with Vicky Whitfield of the Child
Protection Team, which had been asked to
provide counseling for the girl. The agent for
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terviews and sent all the information she had
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According to the report, Reeves agreed to
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Reeves told the officers that when the girl
was 12 years old, she walked into the living
room where he was asleep on the couch,
grabbed his groin area and gave him a kiss on
the lips.
He went on to say that since he is a dia-
betic, he has no sex drive and therefore would
be incapable of doing anything that the victim
stated. Reeves told detectives that his condi-
tion is such that he had contemplated suicide
because of it.
Sgt. Baker reported he had probable cause
to arrest Reeves. According to the report,
while Reeves was being walked over to the
jail, he requested that he be placed in solitary
confinement. Officers agreed to the request.
Reeves is currently being held in the Glades
County Jail on a $300,000 bond.


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Football
I want Okeechobee to do well. We
all see how they are doing and it's beyond
words. I'll start with Okeechobee and the
administration. It's apparent and it's been
going on for decades, that the adminis-
tration at OHS and for many decades the
school board could care less about any
sports program at OHS. You have seen it just
recently with the softball coach. The most
successful coach in OHS history and she's
just let go with no explanation why. There
have been other very good coaches in the
previous years or decades, all left due to ad-
ministration issues, parent issues, or pay is-
sues. Just recently Okeechobee hired a new
coach from Ohio. They let go after three
weeks on the job. I will not go into detail on
this, but wake up and smell the coffee, he
was back doored hard by the politics that go
on in this one story town. The second thing I
will comment on is not all the good athletes
out at OHS play football either because they
all think they are going to get a scholarship
in another sport (which most aren't), or be-
cause they know they won't get a fair shot
at the position they want to play due to the
political game at OHS.
As for the football team, he has to build
the program from scratch. There were very
few upper classmen last year, and very few
this year. It is hard to watch, but look at the
Gators. We watch college football games
week after week where the score is worse.
Give the coaches and the kids a chance.
They will get there, but only with our sup-
port and encouragement, not by us getting
on here and kicking them in the teeth when
they are down.
The funny thing is that the school
moved homecoming up to the earliest I can
ever remember because they didn't want to
lose homecoming and play a "power house"
team.


Youth violence
Well, how do we, as citizens of our small
town, restore order? Can we do that within
the bounds of the law? Yes, I know what a
person wants to do with the scoundrels but
we really need to come up with some con-
crete solutions to this chaos. It seems "being
nice" is not working anymore. Do we have
to have MP's at every event now? The kids
and adults that are trying to make good are
being overrun by the kids and adults that are
doing bad things. How do we take back our
town?

Amendments
Since only 10 states provide public
funding for political candidates and it doesn't
seem to make any difference, I think that
money should go to something else such as
education or public safety. I plan to vote yes
on Amendment 1.
I think changing the constitution is a
serious thing and tend to vote "no" to most
amendments for that reason. But sometimes
the amendments actually have to do with
modify-
ing or do- YO
ing away
with
other
amend-
m e n t s
rather
than
changing
the basic
constitu-
tion. For
example, I think Amendment 1 just cancels
out a previously passed amendment that
provides public funding for state politicians.
And Amendment 8 modifies the class size
amendment that was passed some years
ago. I plan to vote "no" on Amendment 4. I
think all those special elections would be a
costly nightmare.
Costly nightmare to say the least ... You
think your county has financial problems
now, start adding in the costs of all of the
special election voting costs for only a hand-
ful of voter turnout. If the public in general
became more involved in the day to day run-
ning of their county and followed up with
what is happening at BOCC meetings and
Planning & Zoning meetings, there would
be no need for this. Become involved and
express your opinions to the powers that be.
I agree -- NO to 4.


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Sheriff's budget
Every taxpayer that I have been around
when this topic comes up feels the same.
We as taxpayers can see the waste in the
sheriff's dept. and the county, when are the
politicians (including the sheriff, he his an
elected official) going to make the necessary
cuts to live within a budget? What would the
savings be if the court house security was
contracted out? Does that require a deputy?
If the sheriff gets his way I think the money
should come from some other department
in the county and not an increase to the tax-
payers.
We don't have any more money and
the people can't give any more. If that
means more draconian cuts in the BOCC
budget then well, maybe we won't have a
county pool. Maybe we won't have a nice
place for the kids to play baseball, soccer,
and all the rest. Maybe we won't have nicely
mown parks. Maybe the hours will be cut
when a person can go to the county offices.
It may have to be done. There are many
good people in this country who never had
these nice services but they turned out good
in spite of that. I just worry about the crime.
I would rather cut the fluff than the sheriff,
EMS or fire.
What I do not understand is folks want
to hate on the Sheriff, when the BOCC has
built a $25 million courthouse, a $8 million
Ag Center, in the process of building a $4 mil-
lion EOC building and how many millions of
dollars were sank into the old courthouse?
But you guys are mad because some people
in this county want to have deputies on the
road? Some people feel safer knowing there
are enough deputies to get to calls, hope-
fully could provide first responder care in
the event that someone is hurt or dying be-
fore EMS can make it? You would begrudge
your children the right to life, your spouse,
your mother? What about when old Mom is
at home alone at night and some unknown
male suspect is prowling around? I really do
not care where they make the cuts to ensure
public safety. I don't care if the ballfields are
not lit. I don't care if there is no public pool.
I don't care what has to be cut to keep my
family safe.
Certainly we need to keep the depu-
ties. But surely there is some "fluff" in the
sheriff's office budget that could be cut if
the sheriff looked hard enough. They could
manage with less support staff. The sheriff
wants the county to make cuts. He should
cut a little deeper into the support staff so he
can keep the deputies on the road.


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If the Sheriff wants more money then
he needs to give us better service with the
resources he has now! I live on U.S. 441
N., and on a Saturday, I heard sirens com-
ing from town. There were three patrol cars
and one truck, going to a call on 441 N. This
happens all the time with three or four dep-
uties responding from town. Why are they
not out patrolling their zones in the county?
On Friday, Sept. 24, I was going up by the
airport and saw two patrol cars, one motor-
cycle, and of course one of the white pickup
trucks with a garbage truck pulled over to
the side of the road. Is this not a little over-
kill? Why don't we get rid of all these new
unmarked pickups and put some of these
higher up deputies back to doing what they
are paid for? Some in this department give
it everything they have. These are the ones
whose names are in the paper making the
arrests. Sheriff, you do need our money and
support, but give a dollar's worth of service
for every dollar we give you.

Okee-Tantie
I have been looking at the yearly results
included in the Annual Budgets for Okeecho-
bee County (looking at 2009-2010 because
the new one is not on-line) and, am sad to
say, Okee-Tantie should be leased out totally,
or in parts, to some other entities. The coun-
ty already leases out the restaurant so that is
covered except for the mowing, etc., around
that particular area. The county could lease
out the store and the campground so that
someone could refurbish the damaged part
from the hurricanes and make money off of
it. It could be a really pretty place but we
don't have the tax money to make things
"pretty" and wait. We need to weigh this
business on its' merits as an actual business.
I don't know what the State and Federal
ramifications are concerning the actual boat
ramp down into the water.
You must go back and watch the
meetings. Administrator Bonner stated that
Okee Tantie will now be self sustainable
and actually be putting monies back into
the reserves. This has come about by dou-
bling the rates. Good luck because all you
have accomplished is upsetting folks off that
won't be back.
They tried privatizing Okee-Tantie
years ago and it was a disaster. Of course it
is certainly possible the county should have
scrutinized the proposed contractors a little
more.


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Letters to the editor


Amendment 2 supports
our troops
"I support our troops." It's a statement
that is used so often it's almost a cliche.
However, this November you will have an
opportunity to actively support the men and
women in uniform fighting for us overseas.
On your General Election Ballot you will find
Amendment 2, the Florida Military Home-
stead Property Tax Exemption. If approved
by 60 percent or more of the electorate,
Amendment 2 will provide a property tax
exemption for military personnel for the pe-
riod of their deployment.
Our men and women in uniform deserve
this protection. The last thing they and their
families should have to worry about while
on duty overseas is whether or not they will
lose their home. Sadly, over the last few years
this has been the reality for too many of our
troops. Before the housing bubble burst,
military homes were threatened by out of
control increases in property values that sent
property taxes into the stratosphere. Now,
in the wake of the economic collapse, many
families are struggling with less household
income as one spouse finds themselves out
of work while the other is serving our coun-
try far from home.
We can assist them by lessening the fi-
nancial burden of home ownership by elimi-
nating their homestead property taxes while
they are fighting for our country.
As a fiscal conservative, I'm always con-
cerned about balancing public budgets.
However, this tax break will have a minimal
monetary impact on local government but


will make a major difference to the military
families who are already making a huge sac-
rifice for us.
Organizations representing soldiers and
military families -- including the Veterans of
Foreign Wars -- made passing this proposed
amendment through the Florida Legislature
a top priority, and I was honored to sponsor
the measure in the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives while my colleague, Senator Andy
Gardiner, led the charge in the Senate. When
it was all said and done, this proposal passed
through both the House and the Senate with
the broadest bipartisan support possible.
Not a single NO vote was cast.
Right now Florida has more than 3,000
National Guard soldiers serving in the Mid-
dle East. This is the largest deployment of
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fundamental rights of Florida's frailest elders
to be treated with dignity and respect, and to
have a say in decisions affecting their care.
Long-term care residents have state-man-
dated rights including fair and courteous
treatment, privacy, voting and control over
financial matters.
The Ombudsman Program is a govern-
ment-funded resource available to help
defend residents' rights and ensure their
safety and well-being. Sadly, a volunteer
ombudsman is sometimes the only visitor
or voice a nursing home or assisted living
facility resident has. As Florida celebrates
Residents' Rights Month, I encourage com-
munity members to visit someone they
know in an assisted living facility, volunteer
in a nursing home, participate in a Resi-
dents' Rights Month event (see our online
calendar at http://ombudsman.myflorida.
com/RRmonth.php for events in your area),
or inquire about volunteering with the Om-
budsman Program. Our parents and grand-
parents need to know they have not been
forgotten.
For information on Florida's Long-Term
Care Ombudsman Program, please call toll-
free 1-800-831-0404 or visit us on the web at:
http://ombudsman.myflorida.com. We can
improve the lives of these citizens who have
given so much to us. It's time to give back.
Brian Lee, State Long-Term Care
Ombudsman
Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-414-2323


Thanks, event was a
great success
Thanks to all the people and business
places that donated to our Women of the
Moose, Chapter #2036, Celebrity Night at
the Buckhead Moose Lodge on Sept. 11 to
benefit Mooseheart/Moosehaven and local
charities.
Thanks also to Maureen Budjinski from
the Okeechobee Magazine for having some-
one there to take pictures of the event. It was
a great success!
The celebrities from Glades county were:
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon, Russell Echols,
Paul Beck, Butch Jones, Bob Gissier. Com-
missioners from Okeechobee were Sheriff
Paul May, Under Sheriff Noel Stevens, Mar-
rlee Burgling WOKC, Taylor Dean WOKC,
Matt Buxton from Buxton/Seawinds Funeral
Home, Terry Burroughs who is running for
County Commissioner, and Maureen Bur-
roughs from Syble's Flowers.
Once again, thank you all.
Fraternally yours,
Mary Lou Raab, Sr. Reg.
Malinda Wood, Jr. Reg.


Lodge to host Sunday breakfast
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge will
host Sunday breakfast on Oct. 10, from
8-11 a.m. The public is welcome and
carry outs are available. The breakfast
menu includes: eggs, bacon, sausage,
grits, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice
and coffee for just $6.


October is Adout-A-Doff Month Okeechobee Forecast IA _,Philip


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What can an adopted dog
bring to your life?
There are as many responses to that ques-
tion as there are dogs in this world! That's
why-during American Humane Associa-
tion's Adopt-A-Dog Month celebration in
October-the Humane Society is encourag-
ing people to adopt a shelter dog and experi-
ence the joy of finding their own answers.
Are you looking for:
an exercise buddy?
a best friend and confidant for your
child?
a dog you can train with to learn ani-
mal-assisted therapy?
a partner in agility competitions?
a constant companion for your favorite
senior citizen?
a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard
day at work?
An adopted dog can be all these things
and so much more!
Your local shelter is the perfect place to
find dogs of every type, size, age and per-
sonality all waiting for a loving home. Find
out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring
to your life this October during Adopt-A-Dog
Month!
Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc., 1203
Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee, is open Tuesdays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from
noon to 3 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more
information, call 863-357-1104 or go online
to www.animalrescueokeechobee.org. To
see some of pets available for adoption, go


online to http://www.petfinder.com/shel-
ters/FL846.html.
Tax deductible contribution to help the
shelter animals may be sent to: Humane
Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc., P.O. Box 233
Okeechobee, FL 34973-0233.


Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
84. North northeast wind between 10 and
15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around
62. North northeast wind between 5 and 10
mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 83. North northeast wind between 5
and 10 mph.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with
a low around 65. North northeast wind
around 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
86. North northeast wind between 5 and 10
mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 62. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 87. Calm wind becoming northeast be-
tween 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 61. East wind around 5 mph be-
coming calm.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 4-3-7; Play 4: 3-8-3-9; Fantasy 5:
6-18-20-21-23; Mega Money: 9-25-26-39
MB 17; Florida Lotto: 6-17-30-34-39-47
X 3; Powerball: 12-20-30-36-47 PB 25 x4.
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Alvyna Phillips, 83
OKEECHOBEE -Alvyna Phillips, 83, of Okee-
chobee passed away Oct. 2, 2010, at Lawnwood
Regional Medical
Center.
She was born
Sept. 27, 1927, in
Okeechobee to Al-
vin and Sarah Eliza-
beth Sweatt. She
was born and
raised in Okeecho-
bee. Mrs. Phillips
graduated from
Florida State Uni-
versity and was a
retired elementary school teacher. She was a
member of the First United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her
husband, Russell H. Norris.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years,
James D. Phillips; son, Russell Keith Norris; two
daughters, Kathy Ann Johnson (Larry) and Kar-
en Bernard all of Okeechobee; stepson, James
D. Phillips (Tisa) of Geneva; seven grandchil-
dren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence
Sweatt (Betty); sister, Katherine Wilkinson
(Raul); and sister-in-law, Georgeanna Sweatt all
of Okeechobee.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today, Oct. 6,
2010, at First United Methodist Church with Pas-
tor Bruce Simpson and Pastor James Dawson
officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen
Cemetery.
Friends may sign the U.i. i l.....i. at www.bas-
, ... !, ,, /II . .. ,,,
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, FL
34972.

J.W. Cash, 81
OKEECHOBEE J.W Cash, 81, died Oct. 4,
2010, at Raulerson Hospital.
Proudly serving his country, he retired after 20
years of service in the U.S. Air Force as an elec-
tronics technician. He served three tours of duty
in Korea and two tours in Viet Nam. A 100%
disabled veteran, he was a life-time member of
the American Legion and the VFW
His favorite hobby and pastime was fishing,
fishing, and more fishing.
Mr. Cash is preceded in death by his son,
James Cash.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley;
daughter, Starlette (Robert) Bailey of Seattle,
Wash.; brother, Darrell (Laverne) Cash of Tam-
pa; and four sisters, Donnie, Kay, Gusta, and
Modene Roberts all of Alabama.
Visitation will be held today, Oct. 6, from 10
a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at Buxton -Sea-
winds Chapel at Abundant Blessings Church. In-
terment with full military honors provided by
the Air Force Military Funeral Honors Dept.
from Patrick Air Force Base will follow at Ever
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home, 4550 Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-7283.


Arlin R. Simmons, 76
OKEECHOBEE -Arlin R. Simmons, 76, of
('i., i,,,1 .... passed away Oct. 4, 2010, at his
home.
Mr. Simmons was
born May 19, 1934 in
Erwin, Tenn., to Wil-
by and Nora Sim-
mons. He was a
retired mechanic
from River Country
Citrus. Mr. Simmons
proudly served our
country in the US Ar-
my. He came to
(i1., ,, (,.. from
Immokalee in 1974. He was a member of the
Northside Baptist Church and the Masonic
Lodge of (0,i.. I,,,I
Mr. Simmons is survived by his wife of 47
years, Ellen Stewart Simmons; two daughters,
Debbie Boyington (Rick) all of ( .. -il, i ... and
Teresa Marcum (Danny) of West Palm Beach;
son, Russell Hubbard (Evelyn) of Maryland;
nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Jean Tinker and Marie Erwin both of
Tennessee.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7,
2010, at Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Fu-
neral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8,
2010, at Bass (i., i i .... Funeral Home with
Pastor Arlen Cook officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the i i ..... 1. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (ii.., iId I-I- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd St., (li...I. i,,, FL
34972.



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Gisela B. Wiseman, 70
OKEECHOBEE -Gisela B. Wiseman, 70, of
('i., il i. 1 passed away Oct. 1, 2010, at her
home.
She was born Aug.
26, 1940, in Munich,
Germany to Ernst
and Gerda Herr-
mann. She was a so-
cial worker having
come to Okeecho-
bee from Newberry,
Michigan in 1989.
She was a member
of the Christian
Church of Okeecho-
bee. She enjoyed gardening, painting, drawing
and playing cards with her friends in the Seniors
group.
Mrs. Wiseman is survived by her mother, Ger
da Herrmann; sons, Marc Wiseman and Wes
Wiseman; daughter, Lori Cyr; sister, Linda Led-
ford; granddaughters, Kerstin Stout, Schyler Cyr,
Olivia Wiseman, Sophia Wiseman, Waverlee
Cyr; and great-grandchildren, Roinn Stout and
Kylee Stout.
Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 9, 2010, at Okeechobee Christian Church
with Minister Jim McCutchen officiating.
Memorials may be made to Martha's House,
P.O. Box 727, (,i.. i ,il , FL 34973.
Friends may sign the i iii ..... i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd St., Okeechobee, FL
34972.


Roberto A. Villarreal Jr., 60
OKEECHOBEE -Roberto A. Villarreal Jr., age
60, died Sept. 29, 2010, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was a resident of ('i.. il i .. for the past 5
years.
Fishing and watching western movies were
his favorite pastimes
and he cherished
spending time with
his grandchildren.
He was preceded
in death by his par-
ents, Roberto and
Jesusa Villarreal Sr.;
and a brother, Rich-
ard Villarreal.
Survivors include
sons, James (Kate-
lyn) Villarreal and
Steven Al-
derete, both of Okeechobee; daughter,
Cathalina Villarreal of (i. .... i- i six grand-
children; brothers, Charlie Villarreal of Ft.
Pierce, Fla., Lupe Villarreal of Texas; sisters, Sa-
mantha Kelly and Pam Cecilio, both of Ft.
Pierce, Fla., and Rosie Villarreal of Texas. He is
also survived by his former wife, Bonnie Villar-
real.
There will be no services at this time.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, FL,
863-357-7283.


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Obituaries


Everett H. 'Harp' Campbell, 84
HARTFORD CITY, Ind. -Everett H. "Harp"
Campbell, age 84, of Hartford City, died Thurs-
day, Sept. 30, 2010, at Integra Specialty Hospital
in Muncie.
He retired as an
engineer for Chrys-
ler Corp. New Castle
after 20 years. Prior
to that he worked at
Natco Company in
Richmond. He at-
tended the Matthews
United Methodist
Church in his youth.
He enjoyed playing
cards and golf.
Hewasthesonofthe
late Albert Campbell
and the late Clara (Whitcraft) Campbell. He was
born in Wabash County, on Feb. 9, 1926. He
graduated from Jefferson Township Schools
(Matthews) in 1944 and also graduated from
Purdue University in 1950 with an engineering
and tool and die degree. Between high school
and college he served in Patton's 3rd Army in
Europe earning the Combat Infantry Badge. He
was married to Betty Henson Nov. 22, 1950.
She preceded him in death in April 6, 2001 after
50 years of marriage.
He is survived by three sons, Michael Camp-
bell, Richmond, Randy Campbell, Boca Raton,
Fla., Scott Campbell, Coyle, Okla.; three sisters,
Helen Shear, Wabash, Ethel Hoch, Wabash,
Irene Campbell, Summitville; two brothers,
Danny (Darlene) Campbell, Gas City, Earl (Ada)
Campbell, Findlay, Ohio; and one grandson,
Keith Campbell, Richmond.
He was preceded in death by three sisters,
Myrtle Adkinson, Sarah Ann Slater and Doris
Jean Campbell; and two brothers, Albert Camp-
bell, Jr. and Lloyd Campbell.
Arrangements are being handled by Armes-
Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount,
where private family services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Na-
tional Emphysema Foundation 128 East Ave-
nue, Norwalk, CT 06851.
Online condolences may be made at www.ar-
meshuntfuneralhome.com.

Joseph Albrechta Jr., 83
OKEECHOBEE Joseph Albrechta Jr., 83,
died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at the Hamrick
Home.
He has resided in Okeechobee for 20 years af-
ter relocating from Conklin, N.Y, where he was
employed as an engineer with IBM in Endicott,
N.Y, for 22 years.
During World War II, he served his country as
a member of the U.S. Coast Guard aboard the
USS Bayfield and then as a member of the US
Naval Reserve.
An avid golfer, he was a member of the Okee-
chobee Country Club and also a member of Sa-
cred Heart Church. Other hobbies included
woodworking, gardening, and the New York
Giants.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jo-
seph and Rose Albrechta, Sr.; and a sister, Betty
Jane Kachmar.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Helen;
daughter, Christine M. LaBarre of Binghamton,
N.Y; son, Robert J. Albrechta of Austin, Texas;
brother, Thomas (Susan) Albrechta of Conklin,


N.Y; sister, Rosemary (Rudy) Roman of Bin-
ghamton, N.Y; grandson, Jason (Shannon) La-
Barre of Conklin, N.Y; granddaughters, Melissa
J. LaBarre of Conklin, N.Y and Naomi (Travis)
Worley of Austin, Tex., and four great-grandchil-
dren.
A memorial mass will be held Friday, Oct. 8, at
10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that me-
morial donations be made to St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis,
TN, 38105, or Hospice of ('i ...I , P.O. Box
1548, (, .... i FL, 34973.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550 Hwy.
441 N., (i. I..I FL, 863-357-7283.

Margie Lee Jones, 58
OKEECHOBEE -Margie Lee Jones, age 58, of
(i.., ,, il,,, passed away at her home Sept.
27,2010.
She was born July 26, 1952, in Detroit, Mich.,
to Ottis and Eula
Byrd. She worked
for Tropicana for 28
years and moved to
0i.,,, ,,... from
Ft. Pierce 20 years

member of the
Church of God. She
loved her grandchil-
dren dearly.
Mrs. Jones is sur-
vived by two sons,
Ottis Green
and Michael Green (Sissy) of Okee-
chobee; five grandchildren, Tamara, Taylor,
Trinity, Katie and Dylen; brother, George Byrd of
Sebring; sister, Robbie Baker of Port St. Lucie.
Graveside services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct.
5, 2010, at Basinger Cemetery.
Friends may sign the ... i i..... i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass 01i.,, i .... i Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, 0(i....i,,,I', Fl
34972.


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Community Events

Healthy Start Coalition to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Wednes-
day, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m., in their office at 575 S.W 28th St. within the New Endeavor High
School building. Meeting is open to the public. The Coalition is made up of citizens inter-
ested in promoting healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
more information, contact Kay Begin at 863-462-5877.

Legion Post yard sale announces date change
American Legion Post 64 air conditioned yard sale benefit for local charities originally
scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 6, 7, and 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. has
been rescheduled for Nov. 4, 5 and 6. Donations can be dropped off at the American Le-
gion 501 S.E. Sixth Street, Okeechobee. For information call Miriam 863-634-4193.

Moose serving meatloaf dinner
The Loyal Order of Moose, #1753, will service a meatloaf dinner on Thursday, Oct. 7,
from 6-8 p.m. for $5. This is sponsored by the Sports Group at 159 N.W. 36th Street.

OHS Drama Club presents play
The Drama Club at OHS will soon present, "The Importance of Being Earnest," a play by
Oscar Wilde, adapted by Ken Womble in the OHS Auditorium on Oct. 7 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.
and also on Oct. 16. at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All tickets are just $6. For tickets and more
information, please call Miss Raulerson at 863-462-5025 ext 8011.

Elks to hold reorganization meeting
Current, past and new members along with invited candidates are encouraged to attend
a meeting to be held on Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the back room at Good Spirits Lounge, 245, S.E.
Hwy 441. For questions or information, please call, Ernie Basil at 863-261-8019.

VFW hall to host Rowdy Boots Night
North VFW Post 4423 will host a Rowdy Boots Karaoke Night on Friday, Oct. 8, from 7
until 10 p.m. For more information, please call 863-763-0818.

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County commission candidates respond to question


Editor's note: As part of our election co-
erage, the Okeechobee News has asked
readers to submit questions for the candi
dates. The following question was asked
before it was announced that the county
commission would hold a special meeting
to review the sheriff's budget on Thursday,
Oct. 9.
The county commission has ap-
proved a budget which allows $15.1
million for the sheriff's office. The sher-
iff has stated he needs $16.2 million to
maintain current services. What are
you opinions on this controversy?
BRYANT CULPEPPER (REP, District
2): Sheriff May has reduced his budget for
the last three years, plus he has also returned
unused revenue from his budget back to the
county budget. The apportionment formula
was presented in July, not allowing the sher-
iff time to look at every single facet of his
budget to possibly find additional savings
without reducing essential positions. If you
cut officer positions, you put officers at risk


SHERIFF
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can," said Sheriff May.
The sheriff submitted his original spend-
ing plan in May, but he was told that he had
to reduce that $17,059,651 proposal and he
did by reducing overtime, fuel costs, inmate
medical expenses and utilities. These reduc-
tions brought his budget proposal to $16.2
million.
However, he took back those reductions
and increased his proposal to $16.6 million
on Aug. 4 when it became clear the com-
missioners were not going to fund his $16.2
million spending plan.
Because of that, he told the board that he
would be appealing his budget to the state.
The commissioners in late September ap-
proved a budget of $15.1 million. With this
budget, the sheriff will be forced to lay off up
to 26 people in addition to the nine already
removed from his budget.
But with a budget of $16.2 million, the
sheriff said he will still be able to provide
quality law enforcement without having to
lay off any employees
Sheriff May and Maj. Stephen took a cue
from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell
and approached Mr. Betts with another plan.
That plan, in essence, would use unspent
money that Sheriff May would give back to
the county.
When Sheriff Darnell went to her county
commissioners she asked them to return
her the $600,000 that she was going to give
back to the county and she could then make
her budget work.
At their meeting last week, Mr. Betts was
amenable to that plan.
"Mr. Betts indicated that he thought it was


when responding to emergencies because
they will not have adequate backup for their
protection. When criminals find out we have
reduced our police force, they will flock
back, knowing we are understaffed, and will
not be able to provide essential protection
for the citizens of Okeechobee County.
GENE WOODS (DEM, District 2) :
Since I was not there during his budget,
what am I to say? I believe there are always
dollars you can cut, but $1 million is a lot
to ask.
JOEY HOOVER (REP, District 4): The
County Commission had to make many
tough budget decisions this year. It wasn't
only the Sheriff's Budget that was down-
sized. Every Elected Constitutional Officer
made substantial cuts above and beyond
their original requests to make the adopt-
ed budget balance. It was a team effort to
ensure the taxpayer's of Okeechobee that
their elected officials were willing to make
the effort to "live within our means." Every
department made sacrifices including an


a doable thing," said Sheriff May on Tuesday,
Oct. 5. According to figures released by dep-
uty county administrator Robbie Chartier,
the sheriff's office has additional excess fees
of $530,000 above the original $1 million.
Also, the sheriff's office has generated rev-
enue of $54,500 more than the estimate of
$81,500 from fiscal year 2009/10.
For the new plan to work, however,
Sheriff May will have to return $700,000 to
the county on Sept. 20, 2011 -- which may
become a deal breaker. Even though the
principals involved agree that the new plan
will work, the sheriff said he can't commit to
returning $700,000 next year simply because
he may not have it.
If everything goes right -- there are no hur-
ricanes, the price of gas does not go above
$3 per gallon and there are no other disas-
ters the sheriff said he could probably give
that amount back to the county. But, he's
hesitant to commit to that amount because
he can't predict the future.
Another reason for trying to resolve this
issue is to save money that both the sheriff
and the county would have to spend in attor-
ney's fees if Sheriff May files an appeal.
Sheriff May said it would cost him ap-
proximately $20,000 to go through with the
appeal process. He surmised it would cost
the county that much, also.
He didn't hesitate to add, however, that if
a budget can't be hammered out Thursday,
then he will be on his way to Tallahassee on
Friday.
Thursday's meeting will be held in the
William L. Hendry Courtroom located on
the second floor of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St.


across the board 3 percent payroll reduction
for all employees under the Commission's
direction. The Commission does not set pay
rates or manpower levels for the Sheriff or
other Constitutional Officers. They alone
determine what type of reductions to make
within their own offices. Since the Sheriff's
operation, the jail and courthouse security
currently consume 100 percent of ad valor-
em property taxes, if the Sheriff's appeal for
more revenue is successful; the only option
for the taxpayers of Okeechobee is increased
property taxes.
TERRY BURROUGHS (DEM, District
4): The Sheriff is required to protect the citi-
zens of the county in the most cost-effective


manner determined by him. Could the orga-
nization be more efficient? I would submit
all county organizations could be more ef-
ficient and should be reviewed accordingly
to maximize the taxpayer dollars. If this
had been accomplished prior to the budget
cycle, then the controversy may have been
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for the people. "I'm not imposing my will, I
want to do your will," he asserted.
Mr. Burroughs retired after 34 years in the
telecommunications business. He said he
sees the need for opportunities he did not
have when he graduated from high school.
Mr. Hoover said his parents were teachers
and he graduated from the
University of Central Flor-
ida with a degree in busi-
ness administration. "We
chose to raise our children
in Okeechobee," he said.
"Don't ever ask of others
more than you are willing
to do yourself," Mr. Hoover
said he told his children. Bryant
He served on the planning Culpepper
and zoning, and affordable
housing boards.
The candidates were first asked their
highest priorities.
"Get the budget under control," replied
Mr. Culpepper. His second priority would
be to control taxes. If elected, he would try
to get the economy going,
save money and avoid lay-
offs.
Mr. Burroughs' first ob-
jective would be to con-
solidate and squeeze out
waste. He would reduce
the number of departments
in county government. His
second objective would Terry
be to manage the depart- Burroughs
ments more effectively.
The third priority would be to help existing
businesses and encourage new businesses
to locate here.
Mr. Hoover's number one priority would
be next year's budget which he predicted
would be an ongoing process. The second
priority would be to deal with Waste Man-
agement. He has asked staff to schedule a
workshop to discuss Waste Management's
contractual obligation to supply 100 acres of
land to the county.
"The budget is the most important thing I
hear on the streets," Mr. Woods replied.
"As a commissioner, I will not raise ad
valorum taxes," he pledged. Mr. Woods sug-
gested letting one department head manage
two or three departments. He said that there


was a $30 million surplus when he left office
four years ago and that now it is down to $4
million.
The candidates were then asked about
specific changes they would make for eco-
nomic development.
"We have to make this place more pleas-
ant to the eye," replied Mr. Burroughs. "We
still have to work harder on code enforce-
ment. He also suggested the county offer
clear incentives to attract new business.
"Money comes where it is welcome and
stays where it is well treated," stated Mr.
Hoover. "Proactive recruit-
ment is very important."
He advocated specific in-
centives targeted to specific
businesses.
Mr. Woods was con-
cerned with code enforce-
ment. "I think it is impor-
tant to have a good, clean
county." He noted that at Gene Woods
one time there were three
code enforcement officer
positions.
Mr. Culpepper also felt code enforce-
ment would help economic development.
He noted that currently there is only one
code enforcement officer
for the entire county. He
advocated putting teeth
in code enforcement.
The candidates were
asked about using re-
serves to balance the
budget.
Mr. Hoover stated that
he was responsible for
enacting a floor under Joey Hoover
reserves. He successfully
pushed for a policy that
would not allow the reserves to fall below
$8 million.
"Even if I don't get re-elected, that is the
thing I am proudest of," he said.
Mr. Woods stated that in some cases us-
ing a small amount of reserves to balance
the budget would be justified, especially if it
prevented a tax increase.
Mr. Culpepper was in favor of funding the
sheriff's office and fire/rescue with reserves,
if necessary. "This is an emergency," he said.
"This is crisis management." Mr. Culpep-
per repeated his vow to cut his own salary
double the amount that county employees'
salaries are cut.
"It would not be an acceptable practice
for me," Mr. Burroughs said of using re-


serves to balance the budget. "We should
not be contemplating using them."
The candidates were then asked specific
ways they would balance the budget.
If we can cut our payroll, the big num-
bers, it will help us at the end of the year."
Mr. Woods predicted that next year's budget
would not be as bad as this years'.
Mr. Culpepper said people need to regain
confidence in the economy. He said luxury
items should be identified and eliminated
from the budget. He suggested utilizing the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center more
and making it user friendly.
"The key is to have periodic budget re-
views," replied Mr. Burroughs. He said he
would consolidate departments and curtail
capital improvements.
Mr. Hoover suggested examining services
provided based on revenues. "It's an ongo-
ing process. It's not impossible."


In his closing remarks, Mr. Culpepper
urged the audience to look to the future. "I
have never turned to negative campaign-
ing," he added. "I'm up to the challenge,
and I love it."
"Living within our means is not just a
campaign slogan, it is a reality," Mr. Hoover
said in his closing remarks. "I believe in
Okeechobee. I am committed to a better
Okeechobee for myself and my family."
"The only way to make a visible change
was to get involved," said Mr. Burroughs. He
repeated the need for better code enforce-
ment. He said there should be more incen-
tives for Okeechobee graduates to stay in
Okeechobee.
"I show respect and I expect respect,"
said Mr. Woods. He pledged to treat every-
one with dignity.
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Woman accused of having sex with teen


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A Port St. Lucie woman
has been booked into the "'
Okeechobee County Jail '
after being accused of hav- i |
ing sex with a 16-year-old
Okeechobee boy.
Ashley Nicole Ripoll, 26, Ashley
S.W Rockport Road, was Ripoll
arrested Oct. 4 on charges
of unlawful sexual activity with a certain mi-
nor and two counts of obtaining a prescrip-
tion by fraud (doctor shopping). She is be-
ing held in the county jail under a total bond
of $7,500.


Ripoll was first arrested by a detective
with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force
for seeing two different doctors and receiv-
ing prescriptions for similar substances from
both.
That detective's report states that on July
26 Ripoll received a script for 120 oxycodone
tablets and 30 alprazolam pills from a Coral
Springs doctor, and then filled those scripts
at an Okeechobee pharmacy. Then on July
27, Ripoll went to another doctor in Boca Ra-
ton and received a script for 120 roxicodone
pills as well as 28 diazepam tablets, which
she also filled at a local pharmacy, the report
continued.


The detective went on to state that on
July 13, 2009, Ripoll signed a pain manage-
ment contract with the Boca Raton doctor.
That doctor, continued the detective, did not
know that she was also receiving similar
prescriptions from another physician.
While in jail on those charges, Ripoll was
arrested by Detective M.D. Faulkner of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
for having consensual sex with a 16-year-old
boy in a local motel.
In his report, Detective Faulkner indicates
that the teen's mother apparently found out
about the encounter between her son and
Ripoll and chose to press charges.


New information released on motorcycle crash


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After further investigation and interviews,
information regarding a Sept. 25 accident
between two motorcycles has changed.
The updated information released by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
now states that the two motorcycles were
both going in the same direction when the
accident occurred around 8:05 p.m. on U.S.
441 S.E.


According to an OCSO report by Deputy
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block of U.S. 441 S.E. on his 2006 Harley-
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another motorcycle from behind. That 1997
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attempting to make a left-hand turn and he


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Churches plan special events

Okeehobee News


Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have their children's clothes closet
open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednes-
day, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at no cost to
those in need. For more information or to
donate clothes, call Ada at 863-697-8539.
Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W Sixth Ave., will have a Gospel Sing on
Friday Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Food and fellowship
will follow. For more information, call 863-
467-2158.
Haven of Rest Church, 2945 S.E. Third
Terrace, Cedar Plaza, will have a Spirit filled
night of prayer, preaching, singing, praise
and worship with Evangelist Jerry Cottrell
on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
S.W. Sixth Street, offers religious education
classes for children and youngsters. Regis-
trations for C.C.D. (Catholic Christian Doc-
trine) 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 infor-
mation, please call the parish office at 863-
763-3727.
The Church of God of Prophecy,
Open Arms Ministry, 102 N.W 10th
Street is celebrating a month of Pastor Ap-
preciation. Pastor Mike Bevis and his wife
Deborah have been serving the church and
community for 11 years. Originally from Ala-
bama, Pastor Bevis and his wife have been
in Okeechobee for over 25 years. Pastor Be-


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vis also serves as district overseer for other
churches around our area. They are blessed
with two children, Candi Bevis Nelson (Scott
Nelson) of Okeechobee, and Michael Shay
Bevis (Amanda Bevis) of Lake Placid. They
have seven beautiful grandchildren and are
blessed to have their whole family serving
the Lord.
Everyone is invited to come and join the
congregation each week as we give thanks
and appreciation to God for sending such
wonderful people to watch over our church
and feed His sheep.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from
area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
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Bass Club holds free kids fishing festival


Free kid's fishing event on
Oct. 31 for ages 4 to 14
Taylor Creek Bass Club, with the support
of several local businesses, is pleased to
sponsor its 25th annual, Lee McAllister Me-
morial, Free "Kids Day Fishing Festival." The
Fishing Festival will be held at the Agri-Civic
Center on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Entry will be from Hwy. 710 only.
Entry forms (also printed here) are avail-
able with drop boxes at local schools, tackle
shops, businesses and restaurants. Partici-
pants are encouraged to pre-register by drop
box or by mailing forms to Taylor Creek
Bass Club; P.O Box 3179; Okeechobee, FL
34973-3179 before Oct. 22. Registration at
the event will be possible for those not able
to pre-register.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a "Casting Com-
petition" will be held. Following instructions
given by the members of Taylor Creek Bass
Club and a practice period, girls and boys
ages, 7-10 and 11-14 are invited to test their
fishing skills at casting to targets. Rods and
reels will be provided. Winners will receive
a rod and reel. All contestants will receive a
certificate of participation.
A "Live Fishing Competition" begins at
1 p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center back pond.
Girls and boys ages 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14 will
be given (and may keep) a fully rigged cane
pole and a container of worms. Each child
will pick a fishing spot along the shore of
the stocked pond to try their luck at catching


the biggest and most fish in their age group.
Trophies and prizes will be awarded in each
age group. No personal fishing tackle, rods
or reels may be used.
Each child participating will receive a
gift and be given tickets for one soft drink
and two hot dogs. Additional drinks and hot
dogs for adults and children will be available


at a nominal cost. In the interest of safety
and comfort, law enforcement and emer-
gency medical personnel and port-a-potties
will be present. A parent or guardian must
accompany each child.
For more information call, Dave Stout of
the Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at 863-467-
2255.


REGISTRATION FORM
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
25th Annual Kids' Day Fishing Festival
October 31, 2010 Okeechobee AG Center


CONTESTANTS:
Name Age__

Address
Phone
A Responsible Adult must accompany the participants!
Gnceral Blaekji
The contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree to idemnify and hold harmless
all members, officers and officials of Taylor Creek Bass Club and Okeechobee Ag Center for
any liabilities and/or damages arising from the contestants participation in the Kids' Day
Fishing Festival.
Signed Date


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Taylor Creek Bass Club, PO BOX 3179, Okeechobee, Fl. 34973-3079
Or drop off at The Okeechobee News Office,
The Pennvsaver or Poeev's Restaurant.


The photo above shows the casting com-
petition where girls and boys are invited
to test their fishing skills at casting to
targets. The photo below shows the live
fishing competition at the center's back
pond which will be stocked with fish.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Citizens got a chance to ask questions
of local candidates and become better in-
formed electors at the Monday, Oct. 4 politi-
cal forum held at Osceola Middle School.
Three nonpartisan at large Okeechobee
City Council seats are up for grabs in the
November election. The three incumbents,
Lowery Markham, Dowling Watford and
Clayton Williams, along with attorney Devin
Maxwell are vying for those seats. City voters
may vote for three of those four. The three
candidates with the most votes will win the
seats.
"I have leadership experience," Mr. Wat-
ford asserted, referring to his U.S. Army train-
ing. "I am extremely conservative," he said,
Mr. Watford pointed to the fact that he is
treasurer of several civic and governmental
organizations and that he would take good
care of the citizens' money.
Mr. Williams is an insurance and real es-
tate salesman. He moved to Okeechobee at
the age of 10. He served as a Florida High-
way Patrolman and one term as Okeecho-
bee County sheriff. As sheriff he attended the
FBI National Academy. He spent 40 years as
volunteer firefighter.
Mr. Markham is a real estate salesman, a
life-long resident of Okeechobee, and Ma-
rine Corps veteran.
"I love Okeechobee," said Mr. Maxwell.
"I think it's the people that make Okeecho-
bee great. I want to make Okeechobee a


better place to live, work and raise a family.
My goal is to preserve all we know and love
about Okeechobee and at the same time let
it grow."
The candidates were asked if they favored
putting city council meetings on line.
Mr. Watford noted this was very expen-
sive. He said that with a city this small, in-
formation is readily available and the city
council was accessible.
"I'd look at the cost," said Mr. Williams.
He noted that the meetings are open to the
public and the staff is very helpful at provid-
ing information.
Mr. Maxwell stated that access to infor-
mation is important. He said the expense
would not outweigh the benefits.
"The expense is too great," was the opin-
ion of Mr. Markham, he said that maybe in
the future it would be possible.
The candidates were then asked about
amendment 4.
"I think if amendment 4 passes, it will
slow down the process," was the opinion of
Mr. Williams.
Mr. Maxwell favored the concept but he
added that until the procedure is worked
out, he is opposed.
"I'm not in favor at all," said Mr.
Markham.
Mr. Watford said he is opposed to Amend-
ment 4, noting that the city has a good com-
prehensive plan.
The next question dealt with consolida-
tion of city and county services.


Mr. Maxwell said he is not in favor of
combining the city and county. He felt this
process worked better in bigger cities.
"I'm not in favor of consolidation, said
Mr. Markham, "It's not been thought about
enough."
"I think our city is run extremely efficient-
ly," said Mr. Watford. "I don't think we could
get much learner or more efficient."
"We're getting lean and mean," said Mr.
Williams. "I'm not sure consolidation is the
answer."
When asked if running a government is
like running a private business, Mr. Markham
replied that they were both similar in that
city officials are responsible for watching
over other people's money.
"Government is not like business," said
Mr. Watford. However, he conceded that
the same skills are needed in both areas but
added that the process of government is dif-
ferent.
Mr. Williams said that it takes government
longer than business to make a decision. "I
don't throw my money away. That's the way
I treat tax payers' money," he said.
Mr. Maxwell said there should be a bal-
ance between daily plans and plans for the
future.
The candidates were asked what would
be the first item they would address if they
were elected.
Mr. Watford said he would look out for
the city taxpayer.
Mr. Williams was in favor of building the


tax base, bringing in more jobs and making
better use of the city's industrial park.
Mr. Maxwell noted that to balance the
budget, it was necessary to dip into reserves
and that the employees did not get a raise.
He said he would address both issues.
Mr. Markham would work for a better tax
base and better employment opportunities.
The candidates were asked about using
outside volunteer organizations to offer ad-
vice and suggestions.
Mr. Williams was in favor of the idea.
"I think citizen participation is very im-
portant," Mr. Maxwell said.
Mr. Markham was also in favor of receiv-
ing advice from private groups.
However, Mr. Watford offered a more
cautious approach. While he said he was
open to suggestions, he feared private
groups would have a limited agenda and try
to run the city.
"If it is structured correctly it can be ben-
eficial," he added.
"We need to create more jobs," Mr.
Maxell said in his closing remarks. "We need
to focus on proactive planning."
I feel I'm experienced," summed up Mr.
Markham. "I feel I can take care of your busi-
ness in a in a personal manner."
Mr. Watford reminded the people that
just because they disagree with a candidate
on one issue not to let that keep them for
voting for the candidate.
"This is an important job. I take it very
seriously," Mr. Williams said.


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a
draft permit for H.W. Rucks Dairy Barn #2, to be issued to H.W. Rucks And Son Dairy, Inc. The
proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with
the approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management prac-
tices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The
dairy is located at 17510 NElst Way, Okeechobee.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may
submit a written request for a public meeting to Bardley Akers, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North
Congress Avenue Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with the rule 62-620.555
of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain
the information set forth below and must be received in the Office within 30 days of publication of
this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name and address,
the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department action
or proposed action .
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of
the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant
a request for public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of
publication of this notice.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the pub-
lic meeting. If a public meeting is held any person my submit oral or written statements and data
at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of significant public comment the
Department final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit
The percent application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP
Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401,
Tel (561) 681-6000.
PUBLISH: 10/6/2010 ON


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) gives notice of its preparation of a
draft permit for H.W. Rucks Dairy Barns 1 & 3, to be issued to H.W. Rucks And Son Dairy, Inc. The
proposed permit authorizes the operation of the waste management system in accordance with
the approved Nutrient Management Plan, which also limits the herd size and management prac-
tices. The permit will also provide coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination
System (NPDES), as delegated to the state by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The
dairy is located at 17510 NW 12th Avenue, Okeechobee.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the Department or may
submit a written request for a public meeting to Bardley Akers, FDEP Southeast District, 400 North
Congress Avenue Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, in accordance with the rule 62-620.555
of the Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain
the information set forth below and must be received in the Office within 30 days of publication of
this notice. Failure to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 62-620.555,
Florida Administrative Code.
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicant's name and address,
the Department Permit File Number and the county in which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action was received
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department action
or proposed action .
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of
the issues proposed to be raised at the meeting. However, the Department may not always grant
a request for public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30 days of
publication of this notice.
If a public meeting is scheduled the public comment period is extended until the close of the pub-
lic meeting. If a public meeting is held any person my submit oral or written statements and data
at the meeting on the Department proposed action. As a result of significant public comment the
Department final action may be different from the position taken by it in this draft permit
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the DEP
Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401,
Tel (561) 681-6000.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-44
BARRINGTON COLE LAND FOR
PROFIT, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW,
LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Com-
pany, ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a
Political Subdivision of the State of
Florida, CARLTON A. JONES,
YVONNE T HUNT, CHRISTOPHER W.
LEONAS, and LINDA LEONAS, his
wife, CFS PROPERTIES, INC., a Flori-
da Profit Corporation, FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY BANK, a Florida Profit
Corporation, FLORIDA COMMUNITY
BANK, a Florda Profit Corporation,
SUNTRUST BANK, a Foreign Profit
Corporation
Defendants.
TO: CHRISTOPHER W. LEONAS
Address Unknown
LINDA LEONAS
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet btle on the following de-
scribed property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
24, Secbon 34, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D,
inclusive, of the Okeechobee County
Public Records, hereinafter referred
to as Parcel "D.
PIN 1-34-34-33-0A00-00024-N000
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
COLIN M. CAMERON, Attorney at
Law, 200 N.E. 4th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above styled
Court on or before 11/8/2010 other-
wise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on Sept. 27, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
367522 ON 10/6,13,20,27/10


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 2010-CP-75
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM R.
SMITH, also known as
RONALD SMITH,
Deceased
AMENDED NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WILLIAM R. SMITH, also known as
RONALD SMITH, deceased, whose
date of death was January 29, 2010,
and whose social security number is
262-904754, is pending in the circuit
court for Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the 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 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 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 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publicabon of this
notice is October 6, 2010.
Attorney for Per-


sonal Representabve:
Matthew D. Ellrod
6642 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 843-0566
Fla. Bar No. 377937
Personal Representative:
Donald E. Smith Sr
7521 Galahad Road
Port Richey, FL 34668
368002 ON 10/6,13/2010

UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
Notice is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, pursuant to the "Ficbtious
Name Statute," will register with
Florida Department of State, Division
of Corporations the fictitious name,
to wit:
Circle M Lawn Care
Under which we expect to engage in
business at:
12725 NE 76th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
In the City of Okeechobee/County of
Okeechobee, Florida.
That the parties interested in said
Business enterprise are:
Maxie Bricker Jr.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida this the 4th day of
Oct. 2010.
By: Maxie Brcker Jr
368100 ON 10/6/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000213
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF INDY-
MAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE
BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005-L2,
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L2
Plaintiff,
VS.
IVONNE FRAGA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF IVONNE FRAGA; UNKNOWN PER-


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2010 CA 000393
American General Home Equity, Inc.,
Plainbff
vs.
Bobby Len Arnold, Sr. a/k/a Bobby Len Arnold a/k/a Bobby L. Arnold, Sr
and Debra Ann Arnold, Husband and Wife; Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida; Unknown Tenants in Possession #1; Unknown
Tenants in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by,
through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an in-
terest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Debra Ann Arnold; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: 7265 Northwest 30th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defen-
dants are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming
by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the afore-
mentioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned un-
known Defendants and such of the aforemenboned unknown Defendants
as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situat-
ed in Okeechobee County, Florida, more parbcularly described as follows:
TRACT 1 OF LOT 53, TROPICAL ACRES (UNRECORDED): COMMENCING
AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 890 40' 00" WEST ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, FOR A DISTANCE OF
2640.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 890 40' 00" WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SEC-
TION 11, FOR A DISTANCE OF 330.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 000 32' 00'
WEST PARALLEL WITH THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION
11, FOR A DISTANCE OF 165.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 890 40' 00'
EAST PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION
11, FOR A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 000 32' 00'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 890 40' 00'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 000 32' 00'
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 145.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND
ACROSS THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: COMMENCING AT
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 34 EAST, RUN THENCE NORTH 890 40' 00" WEST ALONG THE
NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 11 FOR A DISTANCE OF
2640.00 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 000 32' 00" WEST PARALLEL WITH
THE EAST BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, FOR A DISTANCE OF
145.00 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 890 40' 00" WEST PARALLEL WITH
THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID SECTION 11, FOR A DISTANCE
OF 10.00 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 890 40' 00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 000 32' 00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 515.00 FEET,
THENCE RUN SOUTH 890 40' 00" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 20.00 FEET
THENCE RUN NORTH 000 32' 00" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 515.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A
PART OF TRACT 53, OF THE UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF TROPICAL
ACRES, IN SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST
SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS OF RECORD,
IF ANY
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN YEAR: 1989, MAKE: FLEETCRAFT, VIN#:
FL1FL4403AAND VIN44: FL1FL4403B, MANUFACTURED HOME, WHICH IS
PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT
IS DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.
more commonly known as 7265 Northwest 30th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972.
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, Attor-
neys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication
of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; 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 24th day of Sept. 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Circuit and County Courts
By: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerk
368077 ON 10/6,13/2010


SON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated Aug. 5, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 47-2010-CA-000213, of the
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for OKEECHOBEE County,
Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF
INDYMAC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-
BACKED TRUST, SERIES 2005-L2,
RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-L2 is
Plaintiff and IVONNE FRAGA; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF IVONNE FRAGA;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, 2ND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W. 3RD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FLORIDA 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on
the 3rd day of Nov., 2010. the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 121, R-BAR ESTATES UNIT
NO. 5 ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 4 AND 5,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.


A 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 this 5 day of Aug., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No.2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act If you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodabon in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
enbtled, at no cost to you, to provi
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St.
Lucle, Florida 34986, Phone No.
(772)807-4370 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).
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
File No. 10-07870 OWB
362955 ON 10/6,13/10


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, ETAL.,
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, te unknown
defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by,
through, 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, title or
interest in the property descnbed in
the mortgage being foreclosed here-
in.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2010-CA-000382
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff,
VS.
THE CONSTANCE V EASTON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED 08/19/2004; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONSTANCE V. EAS-
TON; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY
OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; THE UNKNOWN SETTLORS/BENEFICIARIES OF THE CONSTANCE V EAS-
TON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED 08/19/2004; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses
claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN SETTLORS/BENEFICIARIES OF THE CONSTANCE V EASTON REVOCABLE
TRUST DATED 08/19/2004
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property
described as follows, to-wit:
PARCEL"A"
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF
THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SAID SECTION 28. SAID
POINT LYING ALSO ON THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREES 51' 57" EAST, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF THE SAID EAST ONE-HALF
(1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST
NE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, FOR A DISTANCE OF 320.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DE-
GREES 47' 10" EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 170.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREES 51' 57"
WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE SAID WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
(1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 319.86 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF WOODLAND PARK
SUBDIVISION AND BEING ALSO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SAID EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-
QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION
28; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 87 DEGREES 50' 00" WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE, AND ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 170.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.25 ACRES, MORE
OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND/OR RIGHTS-
OF-WAY OF RECORD, IF ANY TOGETHER WITH AN EASEMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF UTILITIES AND INGRESS
AND EGRESS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH 40.00 FEET OF THE EAST ONE-
HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, LYING EAST OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL, AND: LOT 11, LESS THE WEST 29.83 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK
40, WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL B:
BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SAID SECTION 28, SAID POINT BEING ALSO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT ALSO LYING ON THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 17 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 01 DEGREES 54' 50" EAST,
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SAID EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, AND ALONG SAID
WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF FIRST ADDITION TO SOUTH OKEECHOBEE SUBDIVISION, AND ALONG THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF ROYAL OAK ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR A DISTANCE OF 230.00 FEET TO A
POINT; THENCE BEAR SOUTH 58 DEGREES 36' 00" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 183.97 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE
BEAR NORTH 01 DEGREES 51' 57" WEST, PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER
(1/4) OF SECTION 28, FOR A DISTANCE OF 319.86 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, AND BEING ALSO THE NORTH LINE OF THE SAID EAST ONE-HALF
(1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28; THENCE BEAR NORTH 87 DEGREES 50' 00" EAST, ALONG SAID SOUTH BOUN-
DARY LINE AND ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 119.81 FEET A POINT LYING 29.83 FEET EAST OF
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 11, BLOCK 40 OF SAID WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION; THENCE BEAR NORTH
01 DEGREES 56' 49" WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 67.66 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTHERLY
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.W. 21ST STREET (FORMERLY KNOWN AS FOURTEENTH ST), SAID POINT LYING ON A
CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH, AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 175.00 FEET AND A RADIUS POINT ON A BEARING
OF NORTH 11 DEGREES 51' 09" EAST, THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, ALONG SAID
CURVE, FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 40.46 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 13 DEGREES 14' 50" TO THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID LOT 11, BLOCK 40, WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, AND BEING ALSO THE NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF LOT 1, BLOCK 44 OF SAID FIRST ADDITION TO THE SOUTH OKEECHOBEE SUBDIVISION; THENCE BEAR
SOUTH 01 DEGREE 57' 42" EAST, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 11, AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
LOT 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 62.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 1.10 ACRES, MORE OR LESS,
AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS, AND/OR RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF
RECORD, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: THE NORTH 40.00 FEET
OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4)
OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING 170.00 FEET EAST OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID EAST ONE-HALF (1/2) OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE
SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (1/4) OF SECTION 28, AND: LOT 11, LESS
THE WEST 29.83 FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 40, WOODLAND PARK SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 28 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mark William
Hernandez, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publicabon, otherwise a Judgment may be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 24th day of Sept. 2010.
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please contact Core Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217,
Port St. Lucle, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled appearance, or immediately upon re-
ceiving this notificabon if the bme before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
367289 ON 10/6,13/2010
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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 58058'41" 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 publication
of this notice of action, and file the
original with the clerk of this court ei-
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 petition 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 partic-
pate in this proceeding should con-
tact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986 or call
1-772-807-4370 within two working
days of your receipt of this Sum-
mons/Notice to Appear. If you are
hearing impaired call
1-800-955-8771. If you are voice im-
paired call 1-800-955-8770, via Flon-
da Relay Service.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2009-CA-000777
NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC,
Plaintiff,
VS.
TAMMIE A. HENDERSON A/K/A
TAMMIE A. GIVENS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TAMMIE A. HENDER-
SON A/K/A TAMMIE A. GIVENS;
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF
SYLVESTER GIVENS, DECEASED;
SYLVESTER GIVENS, JR., HEIR;
SHAWN GIVENS, HEIR; KERWIN
GIVENS, HEIR; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KERWIN GIVENS,
HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA; GENERAL MOTORS
ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION;
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVE-
NUE; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETH-
ER WITH ANY GRANTEES, AS
SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PE
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDIT
TORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF
SYLVESTER GIVENS, DECEASED;
SYLVESTER GIVENS, JR.; HEIR;
KERWIN GIVENS, HEIR;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written defens-
es, if any, in the above proceeding
with te Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL
33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within thirty days
of the first publication of this No
bce, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
LOT 23 AND EAST ONE-HALF
(E 1/2) OF LOT 22, BLOCK
4, CONNERS HIGHLANDS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE County
this 29th day of September, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Arlene Nealis
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administra
bon no later than seven days prior
to the proceeding at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Luce,
Florida 34986, (772) 807-4370
within two working days of your
receipt of this notice: IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1 800 955-8770.
367782 ON 10/6,13/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No: 47-2010-CA-000289
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLD-
ERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES
2006-HE2, ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES
Plaintiff,
v.
DAVID P BARRON SR; DEBORAH A
BARRON; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING IN-
TERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER,


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AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME
UNKNOWN PAR LIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: David P. Barren, Sr. and
Deborah A. Barron
Last Known Address:
1655 Cane Creek Mountain Road
Tellico Plains, TN 37385
Current Address: Unknown
Previous Address:
3501 S.E. 23rd Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Previous Address:
808 S.E. 11th Street
Okeechobee,FL 34974
ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETH-
ER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS
Last Known Address: Unknown
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-
ing property in Okeechobee County,
Florida:
THE EAST ONE-HALF (El/2) OF
LOT 33, AND ALL OF LOT 34,
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 20, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
This property is located at the Street
address of 808 S. E. 11th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses within 30 ays after
the first publication, if any, on Eliza-
beth R. Wellborn, PA., Plainbff's at-
torney, whose address is 1701 West
Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 307, Deerfield
Beach, Florida 33442, and file the
original with this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney, or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint or pebtion.
This Notice shall be published once
a week for two consecutive weeks in
the The Okeechobee News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
the court on Sept. 30, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Jami Beasley Watkins, Esq.
Elizabeth R. Wellborn, PA.
1701 West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite 307
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 354-3544
Facsimile: (954) 354-3545
**IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact Court
Administration at 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Suite 217, Port Saint Lu-
cie, FL 34986, Telephone
(72) 8074370 within 2 working
days of your receipt-of this nobce; If
you hearing or voice impaired, call
711
368057 ON 10/6,13/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2010 CA 000385
American General Home Equity, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
-VS .-
Joseph E. Sammons a/f/a Joseph
Sammons and Ella M. Sammons a//a
Ella Sammons; Seacoast Nabonal
Bank, Successor in Interest to Big
Lake Nabonal Bank; Bremen Earl Ga-
skins; Leta Micco Gaskins; Audio
America, Inc.; Capital One Bank; Un-
known Tenants in Possession #1;
Unknown Tenants in Possession #2;
If Living, and all Unknown Parbes
claiming by, through, under and
against the above named Defen-
dant(s) who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said Unknown
Parbes may claim an interest as
Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees,
or Other Claimants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORFCLOSUR PROCFFDTNGS-
PROPERTY
TO: Bremen Earl Gaskins
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 3556


Northwest 35th Ave., Okeechobee FL
34972
Residence unknown, If living, in-
cluding any unknown spouse of
said Defendants, if either has re-
married and if either or both of
said Defendants are dead, their re-
spective unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, creditors, li-
enors, and trustees, and all other
persons claiming by, through, un-
der or against the named Defen-
dant(s); and the aforemenboned
named Defendant(s) and such of
the aforementioned unknown De-
fendants and such of the afore-
mentioned unknown Defendants
as may be Infants, incompetents or
otherwise not sul juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been commenced to
foreclose a mortgage on the follow-


Ing real property, lying and being
and situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, more particularly described
as follows:
LOTS 6 AND 7 OF BLCOK 36,
OKEECHOBEE PARK, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE
28, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN
YEAR: 1980, MAKE: SKYLINE,
VIN#32620260AY and VIN#:
32620260BY, MANUFACTURED
HOME, WHICH IS PERMANTENTLY
AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED LANDS. AS SUCH IT IS
DEEMED TO BE A FIXTURE AND A
PART OF THE REAL ESTATE.
more commonly known as 2518
Northwest 5th Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972.


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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-
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against you for the relief demanded
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The Okeechobee High School boys cross
country team finished 21st and the girls team
finished 18th at the flrunners.com invitation-
al on Saturday at Titusville High School.
Mauro Dominquez led the way for the
boys team with a 19th place finish. He fin-
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Adrian Tagle finished 64th with a time
of 17:41.04. Augustin Leon was 95th at
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and Phillip Suarez also finished the race to
earn points for the Brahmans.
Fort Myers High School won the boys
race. Ryan Stafford of Fort Myers won the
race with a time of 16:04.15.
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Henry who finished 15th overall with a time
of 21:03.86. Carissa Licata finished in 97th
place at 24:36.26. Kayla Nelson, Racquel
Gonzales and Neli Perez also earned points
for the cross country team.
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By Charles M. Murphy
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Okeechobee High School's volleyball
team lost the championship game in the Sil-
ver Division at the Palm Beach Classic volley-
ball tournament this past weekend at Royal
Palm Beach High School.
Okeechobee fell to South Fork in the
championship 25-15 and 25-20. Okeecho-
bee lost their first round match to the host
Royal Palm Beach 25-20 and 25-19. They
rebounded to defeat Kings Academy in the
second round and Miami Killian in the third
round.
Coach Todd Jones said he felt the girls
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