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Vol. 101 No. 123 Wednesday, October 13, 2010


SBogus $50 bills are


really 'funny money'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The phrase 'funny money' has
never been more apropos than when
it's used to describe some counterfeit
U.S. currency being handed out lo-
cally.
According to local detectives these
bogus $50 bills first appeared Satur-
day, Oct. 3, when one was passed at
a fast food restaurant on U.S. 441 S.
Since then, several more have shown
up in both the city and county.
Then on Monday, Oct. 4, the
counterfeiters started giving out $20
bills to local businesses.
See MONEY Page 5


Okeechobee News/Eric Kopp
When one looks at the back of this $50 bill it's
very obvious that the currency is fake. Not
only is the back of the bill crooked, but one
can clearly see that the bill is printed on a
different type of paper. The back of the bill is
the same as the front except that it's upside
down. Several of these bills have been given
to local businesses.


Law enforcement agencies

to collect old prescriptions


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
To help combat the illegal use and sale
of prescription medications, local law en-
forcement agencies will hold Operation Safe
Medicine Cabinet II on Saturday, Nov. 20.


During this one-day operation you can
turn in outdated and unused medications
by simply giving them to law enforcement.
There will be no paperwork to fill and no
questions asked. All you'll have to do is
See DRUGS Page 5


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Three city council seats are on the ballot
in November. The current holders of those
seats, Lowery Markham, Clayton Williams
and Dowling Watford are running for re-
election. Also on the ballot will be Devin
Maxwell. Voters will cast ballots for three of
the four. The top three vote getters will be
the winners.
Mr. Williams' family moved to Okeecho-
bee in 1952 and he grew up here. He gradu-
ated from Okeechobee High School and In-
dian River Community College. Mr. Williams
spent 11 years as a Florida Highway Patrol-
man and one term as Okeechobee County
Sheriff. As sheriff, he was invited to attend
the FBI National Academy. Upon leaving the
sheriff's office, Mr. Williams went into the
insurance business. He spent six years in
the Florida National Guard and 40 years as
a volunteer firefighter. He has served several
terms as a city councilman. Mr. Williams be-
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and his wife, Kim, have three children, Bill
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What can the community do?
There is a group in Okeechobee raising
money to start a YMCA here. They have been
active for quite a while. Maybe more people
could help them. That could be a start. The
teen dances are for ages 12-15 so that is not
something for the older teens. It's great for
the young teens to have a supervised dance
and I understand they draw a good crowd.
I would love to see a skating rink, but how
do we convince someone that it would be
worthwhile financially? We need a business
person to invest the money to build it. Same
for an arcade or malt shop. I will go buy a
lottery ticket and if I win, I will build some-
thing myself!
The town has tried over the years to
give the kids something to do but they don't
seem to be enough wanting it to make it
profitable to keep them open.
There are things to do in Okeechobee:
gather at a friend's house for game night,
take a walk along the dike, go to the hik-
ing trail across from the boy's school, vol-
unteer, join a youth group, 4-H, go to the
library, take in a movie, rent a movie and
watch it with friends, help out a senior citi-
zen in your neighborhood, go to the nurs-
ing home and see if there is a patient who
needs a visitor, walk a dog, walk around
town. I really makes me angry when kids
say there is nothing to do in Okeechobee.
I grew up here when there really was noth-
ing to do! We entertained ourselves. We
have raised a generation of self-absorbed,
whining, spoiled children who want instant
gratification and entertainment at all times.
They want entertainment, without rules.
They want to be able to "hang out" getting
drunk, acting rudely to local businesses, and
not adding anything to our community other
than trouble.
I went to the YMCA web site and looked
at the questionnaire. It read that we would
have to raise at least 1 million to start this
thing. We would have to have a myriad of
volunteers. It is something that is possible
but the money is scarce here.


Excuse me, but I am one of those kids
who is complaining that I have nothing to
do. I paint, I sew, I watch movies all day,
and old cartoons I have not seen since I was
younger, I make my own stuffed animals, I
write poetry, last year I was active in 6 differ-
ent clubs at the high school, one of which I
was the president of. For the past four years
I have been flying to Minnesota for the sum-
mer, I enrolled in a photography class at one
of their colleges, I joined a sewing class,
and this past summer, I went to a Japanese
camp for four weeks. I keep myself busy,
did I mention, I have no job? No car? But
I somehow find a way to help my parents
with my younger brother who is autistic? I
keep myself busy and away from drinking
and drugs, I refuse to associate with any of
that. But what am I supposed to do when
my boyfriend asks to take me out on a date,
and the movies that are playing are not to
our tastes? What do we do then? Or what do
I do when I run out of fabric and I can't think
of what to make next? Where do I go to re-
lax, drink some coffee and converse with
my friends? I have a very small room, I can't
very well meet with so many of my friends at
one time. No one goes to the bowling alley
because it's too far for them, the arcade was
not appealing to us because we had to bring
our parents to get in. We want something in
town, easy on gas, or easy to walk to.
Here's a suggestion from a 7th grader
an ice skating rink, or maybe like a skate ring
with an arcade and a real movie theatre in it.
Or what about a theater where you do com-
munity theater or comedy shows.
The problem with always working and
helping is that kids need to be kids. I agree
helping would be great some of the time.
However, we need clubs to bring these kids
to a place where the trouble can and will end.
By developing a YMCA or a YWCA, we can
develop and help kids stop complaining and
give them something to do. The big problem
with doing outside activities is the heat and
this creates situations where kids will find
ways to be alone and do things that can and
will create babies. I believe by channeling
the youth in positive ways then we can cre-
ate things where they will stay out of trouble.
By putting down the next generation, we
don't create high self-esteems; instead, we
develop negative attitudes of people who
want to do destructive things in drugs, sex,
crimes, and alcohol. Give POSITIVE WORDS
AND ACTION, THEN YOU GET POSITIVE
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The problem with some of these things
are that some kids live far distances from
their friends. Some kids don't have other
kids in their neighborhood. In our day, the
price of gas was cheaper. Kids are lucky to
get money to go to a movie, but to make it
all the way to their friends house is impossi-
ble. Plus, we don't want kids riding through
town and taking the chance of being kid-
napped. Today's kids don't have the same
lifestyle like we did.
I believe a skate rink would be great;
however, we are stuck with the problem
of not one person could supervise the kids
and you are right, the kids unsupervised is
a recipe for disaster. I know our town isn't
rich. We could have fund raisers to create
a YMCA, we could ask the different com-
panies in town donate supplies, time, and
effort. Look at home extreme and tell me it
can't be done. Look at habitat for humanity
and tell me it can't done. It doesn't take a
community of naysayers; instead, it takes a
community that takes action to bring a posi-
tive result. Plus, the YMCA could and would
create a supervised place for kids to be kids;
and, there are federal and state grants that
can and will help these opportunities to hap-
pen.
The problem with the old skating rink
was that it was not air conditioned. So it was
just too hot to skate in there most of the
year. When the weather was cooler, they
had a good crowd and it was very popular
for birthday parties. I recall taking my kids
to quite a few parties there. When it closed,
they said they were going to build a new one
that was air conditioned, but it never hap-
pened. There were plenty of people who
wanted to skate if they could do so in a com-
fortable temperature.
I think a paintball range or a laser tag
facility would be very popular. Laser tag
would probably be easier to get insurance
for since paintball can cause some pretty se-
rious bruises.

Drug arrests at OHS
These kids are dabbling in death. The
people in this chain don't care if any of our
children live or die. If a kid is bringing drugs
in to school then he is bringing with it the
absolute underbelly of our society. He is
letting it slither into our schools. It brings
immediate danger of death to any kid who
tries to rat on the big drug dealers and pos-
sible death to those around him. Let's praise
the Sheriff and all who helped get this thing
done.


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These kids need help and I hope that
they all have a support system and are able
to get the help they need to turn their lives
around. Unfortunately, there are far more
kids still in the school that are doing the
same thing and have been for a very long
time, using these kids as an example is not
going to solve the problem or even put a
dent in it. We have to ask ourselves why
it has been allowed to go on this long? To
place the blame on the family/home life for
all involved is just ignorant. You can give your
children all the tools and encourage them to
make the "right" choices, unfortunately at
OHS our kids are faced with drugs every day
(buying, selling, using right on campus), just
ask them, this is nothing new!
I learned a long, long time ago that ac-
tions have consequences, and I raised my
kids to understand that. Once they -- and
their parents -- have taken full responsibility
for their actions, it may be possible to think
about helping them. In the meantime, the
most important thing is stopping them, and
these arrests have been a really good start.
Other than that, I don't have a whole lot of
sympathy for the "poor me, I only sold drugs
and potentially wrecked the lives of others
because I need help" attitude.
While I think these kids need help,
no one twisted their arms and made them
sell or use drugs. It was choice they made
for whatever reason. The kids and parents
have to take responsibility for their actions.
Too many parents today feel that if the kid is
not under foot and is respectful in the home
that there is no problem. They do not know
what goes on when the kid is not under foot
and turn a blind eye to any signs of trouble.
I have seen it over and over again. There
are way too many parents that say, "Oh my
child wouldn't do that, it had to be the other
kids and he was just in the wrong spot at the
wrong time." The parents need to wake up
and know exactly what their kids are doing
when they are not at home and where they
are. Kids don't always tell the truth about
where they have been and what they were
doing.
One of my son's friends got involved
with drugs. This boy is brilliant...missing one
question on the ACT college exam. He got
into a car in another state with others who
took drugs and actually said no. He was
thrown out of a speeding car. He was in the
hospital for several weeks. He is now being
protected by all. It is a VERY DANGEROUS
game to be involved with these people.


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Community Events

Moose Lodge to honor new degree holders
The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1753 in Okeechobee is announcing their fall
celebration honoring new degree holders on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 3 p.m. The
lodge is located at 159 N.W 36th Street, Okeechobee. The event will include general meet-
ing, election and installation of officers, a live auction and dinner/dance. Cost for the event
is just $8. Attendees must RSVP by Oct. 13, by calling Nancy at 772-463-0984 or Phyllis at
772-873-9390.

Living well with diabetes workshop to be held
"Living Well with Diabetes" by Wanda Haas, CDE, on Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. on
the following dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8. It will be held at VNA at 208 S.E. Park St.,
Okeechobee (across from the fire station). Free and open to the public! For more informa-
tion, please call 772-370-7777.

CPR/AED Class
The Okeechobee Service Center of the American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will
have an adult CPR/AED class on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. For more information or to
register call 863-763-2488.

Teen Dance Party planned
The next Teen Dance Party event will be held on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, 610 S.W Second Avenue from 7 until 10 p.m. Just $7 includes admis-
sion to the dance for 12-15 year olds, live music by DP Productions, pizza, soda, chips.
Proceeds will benefit Hospice of Okeechobee and Communities in Schools. The event is
presented by Teresa Chandler 863-801-4996.

Clay Shoot fundraiser benefit planned
Please join us for our second Clay Shoot fundraiser to benefit the mentoring programs
of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Okeechobee County on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Quail Creek
Plantation, Hwy. 68 E. Orange Avenue/5 miles east of Hwy. 441. Rolling start at 8 a.m., $100
per shooter or $375 per team includes lunch. Call 863-824-BBBS or make your reservations
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MONEY
Continued From Page 1

Detective Bill Saum of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD) said Tues-
day, Oct. 5, that the bills are nearly perfect
on the front. However, it's the back of the
bill where these counterfeit bills really stand
out.
"They're horrible," said Detective Saum.
"When you turn the bill over, the back of the
bill is turned sideways and you can see what
looks like a magazine on the other side of
the bill."
Also, the back of the bill is the same as
the front-except that it's upside down.
The OCPD investigator is working four
cases in the city while Detective Bill Maerki,
of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), is working four cases in the coun-
ty.
Like his fellow investigator, Detective
Maerki said the back of the bills are really
bad imitations.
The two detectives said the bills are
apparently being passed by a man and a
woman. The couple enter the business and
one of them begins to act drunk or high and
puts on a show for the customers and em-
ployees. While this is going on, the second
member of the team buys something with a
counterfeit bill.
And since the employees are paying more
attention to the show than the transaction,
they don't notice that they have just taken a
really bad imitation of U.S. currency.
"In one place of business he did a dance


and everyone was looking at him while the
girl paid for the stuff," said Detective Saum.
As of Tuesday, it wasn't known just how
much money has been lost by local busi-
nesses.
Detective Saum said to his knowledge
none of the counterfeit currency has been
passed to local banks.
"We haven't had any reports from banks,"
he said, "but businesses are coming to us."
If you receive one of these counterfeit
bills, Detective Saum said it's best not to turn
it in to the bank. Instead, contact either him
or Detective Maerki.
The OCPD detective went on to offer
this suggestion to employees of local busi-
nesses: if you receive what you suspect to
be a counterfeit bill, contact your supervisor
then both of you engage the customer in a
conversation while someone else notifies
law enforcement.
Also, make mental notes of the suspect's
description: sex, race, hair color, length of
hair, clothing, tattoos, scars and, if possible,
their mode of transportation.
"Obtaining their tag number would be
extremely helpful," said Detective Saum.
"But, don't put yourself in danger-that's
our job."
He went on to say that from April of 2008
until Oct. 9, 2010, the OCPD has worked 32
counterfeit cases. While most of those cases
have dealt with counterfeit currency, several
cases have been for counterfeit checks.
If you receive counterfeit U.S. currency
contact Detective Bill Saum at 863-763-5521
if you are in the city, or Detective Bill Maerki
at 863-763-3117 if you are in the county.


DRUGS
Continued From Page 1

drive up and hand your unwanted medica-
tions to a law enforcement officer.
Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet II will
be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 307 N.W
Sixth Ave., which is directly across from the
Okeechobee Skate Park.
At last year's inaugural effort, local law
enforcement members collected approxi-
mately 6,000 pills that had an estimated
street value of $30,000.
By turning in your unwanted medications,
you will be keeping them off the streets and
out of the hands of young people.
Last week, 16 students at Okeechobee
High School were arrested on felony charges
for reportedly selling drugs during an under-
cover operation at the school. Of those ar-
rests, seven boys were arrested for allegedly
selling prescription medications.
According to a 2009 Florida Medical Ex-
aminers Commission report, there were
more than 171,300 deaths in the state in
2009. Of those, 8,653 were drug related.
This means that there was at least one drug
identified in the decedent. If just one drug
is found in the decedent it's referred to as a
drug occurrence.
However, in the vast majority of those
deaths there was more than one drug oc-
currence.
A detective with the Okeechobee Narcot-
ics Task Force said there were nine overdose
deaths in Okeechobee County last year. So
far, there have been five local citizens who
have overdosed on pills in 2010.
"Those are the ones that I know of for
sure," said the detective.
A drug is only indicated as the cause of
death when, after examining all evidence
and the autopsy and toxicology results,
the medical examiner determines the drug
played a causal role in the death.

Okeechobee

Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 63. East wind around 5 mph becom-
ing calm.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 89. North wind around 5 mph becom-
ing calm.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with
a low around 61. South southwest wind
around 5 mph becoming west northwest.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
86. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 59. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 8-9-3; Play 4: 1-0-2-3; Fantasy 5:
3-5-19-27-34; Mega Money: 1-22-29-39 MB
22; Florida Lotto: 10-16-17-26-42-47 X 5;
Powerball: 2-6-32-42-49 PB 35 x3 Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 2-3-3; Play 4:
4-7-1-7.


The '09 report found:
The four most frequently occurring
drugs found in decedents were: ethyl alco-
hol 4,046; all benzodiazepines -- 3,379, in-
cluding 1,963 alprazolam occurrences; oxy-
codone -1,948; and, cocaine 1,462.
The drugs that caused the most deaths
were: oxycodone 1,185; all benzodiaz-
epines 1,099, including 822 caused by al-
prazolam; methadone 720; ethyl alcohol
- 559; cocaine 529; morphine 302; and,
hydrocodone 265.
Oxycodone occurrences increased
by 23.8 percent and deaths caused by oxy-
codone increased by 25.9 percent, when
compared with 2008.
Cocaine occurrences decreased by 18.4
percent and deaths caused by cocaine also
declined by 18.4 percent, when compared
with 2008.
Alprazolam (xanax) and diazepam
(valium) dominate the category of benzodi-
azepines where occurrences of alprazolam
increased by 4.8 percent and diazepam de-
creased by 2.4 percent, when compared to
2008.
5,275 (7.1 percent more than 2008)
people died with one or more prescription
drugs in their system. The drugs were identi-
fied as both the cause of death and present
in the decedent. These drugs may has also
been mixed with illicit drugs and alcohol.
2,488 (13.9 percent more than 2008)
people died with at least one prescription
drug in their system that was identified as
the cause of death. These drugs may have
been mixed with other prescription drugs,
illicit drugs and/or alcohol.


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Obituaries


Conley Campbell, 68
BELLE GLADE -Conley Campbell, age 68,
passed away Oct. 11, 2010, at his home with
his family by his side.
Born in Fort Pierce, he lived most of his life in
Fort Lauderdale,
Okeechobee and
most recently in
Belle Glade.
Conley was a t -.
Game Warden for
the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Commis-
sion from 1966 to
1976 until he was
shot 5 times by
poachers in the Ev-
erglades. One of the
First Re-
sponders to the scene was present day
Sheriff of ( .. i I .. .. County Paul May. After
many surgeries and recovering from his wounds
he moved his family to (i. ii .. to start
Campbell's Taxidermy.
After 15 years in business and at the age of 50
years old he decided to go to Miami Dade Col-
lege to become a Licensed Funeral Director;
something he had dreamed of doing since child-
hood. After Graduation and a one year intern-
ship he started Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade once again proving that Dreams can and
do come true. In 2008 in fulfilled another dream
of going to Africa with his son and hunting the
big 5 game animals.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ivy
Campbell; and his Dad, Les Wood.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years,
June Campbell; daughters, Darlene Lawson
(Keith), Connie Madray, Melody Jennings (Rob-
ert); one son, Sean Campbell (Angie); his moth-
er, Lucille Bailey Wood; brother, Robert Bailey
(Darlene); sisters, Penny Wilkes (Clayton) and
Peggy Baker (Joe); two married granddaugh-
ters, Rachel Edwards (Mike) Amber Conlin
(Zack);11 additional grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Glades Funeral Chapel
1040 N. Main Street in Belle Glade, Friday, Oct.
15, 2010, between 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be
on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Belle Glade Al-
liance Church Pastor Carl Metzger, 425 E Canal
Street N. in Belle Glade, at 10 a.m. Interment
will follow at White City Cemetary in Fort
Pierce.

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Darlene 'Dee' Keels Fraga, 50
OKEECHOBEE -Darlene 'Dee Keels Fraga,
age 50, of Okeechobee, passed away Oct. 6,
2010, at her home. '
She was born Feb.
8, 1960, in Beckley,
WVa. to Wayne and
Maureen Stewart.
She came to Okee-
chobee from Mary- -
land in 1996.
Mrs. Fraga is sur-
vived by her hus-
band, Robert
'Bobby' Fraga;
grandmother, Alice
S t e wart;
brother, Wayne Stewart; children, Me-
lissa Hewitt, Jennifer Scott, Joshua Scott, Ryan
Keels, Corey Keels; grandchildren, Noah Scott,
Kylee Hewitt, Gabriel Scott, Nicholas Scott and
Bella Scott.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 24, 2010, at Basinger Civic Center, 20350
Highway 98 North, Okeechobee.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
the family through Bass (i .... i ..l..- Funeral
Home to help defray funeral costs.
Friends may sign the --ii 'i ..... i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass ('i..-. i ...- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd Street, ('i., ii. I .

Dixie Ann Thomas, 57
OKEECHOBEE -Dixie Ann Thomas, age 57,
died Oct. 8, 2010, at Lawnwood Regional Medi-
cal Center in Fort Pierce.
Dixie was a long time resident of ( i., .II. ,,
and was the bookkeeper for her husband's lawn
maintenance busi-
ness. Possessing a
very vibrant person- '
ality, she enjoyed
making everyone
feel happy, cooking
and spending time
with her grandchil-
dren.
She was preceded
in death by her fa-
ther, Bryant Bun-
yard.
She is sur-
vived by her husband, Steve; son,
James (Misty) Wise of Vero Beach; daughter,
Jennifer Fulwider of Smithville, Tenn.; mother,
Ruth Bunyard of Okeechobee; grandsons, Dako-
ta and Blaine Fulwider, both of Big Sandy, Tenn.,
Wyatt Eubanks of Vero Beach; granddaughters,
Brianna Fulwider of Smithville, Tenn., July Wise
of Vero Beach; stepson, Duane Thomas of Okee-
chobee; and a stepdaughter, Amanda (Gaston)
Des Champs of (0i.. .i ,i". .
The family will receive friends on Oct. 14 from
10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at the Bux-
ton-Seawinds Chapel at Abundant Blessings
Church. A private burial will follow the service.
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, 863-357-7283.



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June E. Foster, 80
OKEECHOBEE -June E. Foster, age 80, of
(4,L i,,- i , died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at her
residence.
She was born Feb. 17, 1930, to Richard and
Lena May of Fort
Worth, Texas.
She is survived by
her sons, Richard Al-
len Key of Royal
Palm Beach, and
James Key of Texas;
daughters, Jackie
Helvig of Des
Moines, Iowa, Franc-
es Jeneva Trica of
West Palm Beach,
Kris Jones of Okee-
chobee; sis-
ters, Hazel Bohon of Cleburne, Tex-
as, Mary Ruth Fleming of Cleburne, Texas, and
Jeanette Wansley of Quitman, Texas. In addi-
tion she is survived by 12 grandchildren.
There will be no public visitation of services.
On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, ( i l.... l--i Fl 34972.


Infant/Child CPR/AED
The Okeechobee Service Center of the
American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave.,
will hold an Infant/Child CPR/AED class
on Monday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. For more
information or to register call 863-763-
2488.

Children's Ranch yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale
will be open beginning Tuesday, Oct. 19,
Tuesday-Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Healthy Start to meet
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Friday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in their of-
fice, located at 575 S.W 28th Street within
the New Endeavor High School building.
The meeting is open to the public. For
more information, please call Kay Begin,
at 863-462-5877.

4-H plans fundraiser BBQ
Okeechobee County 4-H is holding
their annual BBQ Fundraiser Dinner on
Oct. 25, at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus Cafeteria. Dinners will be sold
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dinners are $7 and
include sliced pork and all the fixings.
Lunch delivery will be available for inside
the city limits (and for orders of five din-
ners or more outside the city limits). For
advance orders, call the Extension Office
at 863-763-6469 and on the Oct. 25, call
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Man in country illegally arrested on drug charge


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man allegedly in the United States ille-
gally was arrested on a felony drug charge
Saturday during a driver's license check.
Manuel Martinez Martinez, 24, N.W 44th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 on a
felony charge of possession of cocaine with
intent to sell and a misdemeanor charge of
no valid driver's license.
He was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of $30,250. Jail re-
cords indicate that he was released on bond
Sunday, Oct. 10.
An arrest report by a detective with the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force stated
that Martinez was stopped on N.W 18th
St. by Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) deputies Adrian Rogers and Ste-
ven McKinley. During this stop the deputies
learned that Martinez did not have a driver's
license, so they asked him to pull his 2003
GMC sports utility vehicle off the roadway.


TALLAHASSEE-The Florida Department
of Elder Affairs and the Statewide Public
Guardianship Office Friday joined in recogniz-
ing October as Florida Guardianship Month,
a time to celebrate the work of dedicated
individuals who serve as legal representa-
tives for Floridians who cannot make their
own decisions and have no one else to assist
them. "Guardians work tirelessly to ensure
that these vulnerable adults have their basic
needs met, and then some," said Yolanda Si-
ples, director of the Florida's Statewide Public
Guardianship Office, a unit of the Department
of Elder Affairs. "Guardians are truly unsung
heroes."
Added Elder Affairs Interim Secretary
Charles T. Corley: "Without guardians look-
ing out for their interests, some of Florida's
most vulnerable seniors would be easy prey
for those who would take advantage of them.
All Floridians should take comfort in knowing
that someone is looking out for the interests
of these citizens in their time of need." Gover-
nor Charlie Crist recently issued a proclama-
tion declaring October as Florida Guardian-
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As Martinez was moving the vehicle,
Deputy McKinley reportedly saw a red jew-
elry box thrown from the
vehicle. When the deputy
retrieved the jewelry box
he allegedly found a plastic
sandwich bag inside the
box that contained a suspi-
cious white powder. The
powder was field tested
and indicated a positive
result for the presence of
Manuel cocaine.
Martinez The suspected cocaine
Martinez weighed 15 grams.
Deputy McKinley arrested Martinez for
no valid driver's license then took him to the
sheriff's office where he was interviewed by
the task force detective.
Through an interpreter, OCSO Deputy
Yamil Astacio, Martinez reportedly told the
detective he has never had a Florida driver's
license and that he was in the U.S. illegally.


of the important work of guardians. A num-
ber of local guardianship offices around the
state will be holding appreciation events dur-
ing the month to recognize the outstanding
contributions of guardians.
Guardians serve as legal representatives
for Floridians who are no longer able to make
decisions for themselves and do not have re-
sources, family or friends to help them. In
the last year Florida's public guardians as-
sisted more than 2,500 incapacitated persons
through 15 public guardianship programs
serving 20 Florida counties.
Last year an independent study by the
University of Kentucky found that Florida's
public guardian programs saved the State of
Florida almost $1.9 million last year, mostly
by helping incapacitated persons move from
costly hospitals to more affordable options,
such as assisted living facilities.
The researchers also concluded that Flori-
da's public guardian programs produce "sig-
nificant quality of life savings" for incapacitat-
ed persons, ranging from emotional support
and improved socialization to reconnecting
with family, friends and religious institutions.


Martinez also does not have a Social Security
number, indicated the arrest report.
According to the detective's report it was


learned that Martinez bought the suspected
cocaine for $500 and was planning on resell-
ing it for $800.


Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Sharod Fitzgerald Kelly, 21, N.W 12th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 8 by
Officer Lawrence Parzygnat on charges of
dealing in stolen property and giving false
information to a pawnbroker. His bond was
set at $6,000.
Jose Ruben Nunez, 25, N.W First St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy
John Hazy on felony charges of possession
of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and
the misdemeanors of possession of a con-
trolled substance without a proper container
and driving while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at $2,500.
Alfredo Coral, 29, N.W Third St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy
Bart Potter on a felony charge of burglary
of an occupied dwelling and misdemeanor
charges of stalking and obstruction by a dis-
guised person. His bond was set at $6,000.
Coral was arrested later on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation battery. His bond on that
charge was set at $7,500.
Dustin Lee Werk, 25, N.E. 18th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy
Bryan Holden on a charge of grand theft. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Michael Paul Leppert, 46, N.E. 24th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 9 by
Deputy Joseph Gracie on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $250.
Ashley Marie Hickox, 21, Okeechobee,
was arrested Oct. 9 by Deputy Adrian Rogers
on a charge of driving under the influence.
Her bond was set at $750.
Nicholas George Celetano, 25, S.E. 21st
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 10 by
Deputy Corporal Chris Hans on a charge of
possession of contraband in a correctional
facility. His bond was set at $1,500.


James Pierre Estinvil, 26, Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Pierce, was arrested Oct. 11 by Depu-
ty Corporal Aric Majere on a DOC warrant
charging him with violation of probation
- possession of cocaine. He is being held
without bond.
Cory Ray Jenkins, 21, Brynwood Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 11 by Deputy
Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with giving false infor
mation to a pawnbroker and dealing in sto-
len property. His bond was set at $20,000.
Hivan Rolando Medrano, 25, S.E. Sixth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 11 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with failure
to appear driving under the influence and
failure to appear driving while license sus-
pended habitual offender. He is being held
without bond.
Patricia Lynn Gonzales, 37, N.E. Third
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 11 by
Deputy Cpl. Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with fraudulent
use of a credit card, criminal use of personal
identification information and grand theft.
Her bond was set at $22,500.
This column lists arrests and not convictions, un
less otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the charges against them
dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


Elder Affairs recognizes


Florida Guardianship Month


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Fountain of Life Church has new pastor


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Rev. Dave Robertson has some big shoes
to fill. He recently became pastor of Foun-
tain of Life Church. That church
has been referred to by some
people as Brother Joe's church, in
reference to Rev. Joe Bishop who
founded the church and was pas-
tor for many years until his recent
retirement.
"I really honor Pastor Joe Bish-
op's commitment to the church,"
Rev. Robertson said. "I have a deep Rev. Da\
respect for anyone who can build a Roberts
church from scratch. I am picking
up where he left off."
Rev. Robertson has done all types of
church work including children's worker,
youth worker, Sunday school superinten-
dent, and song leader "You name it, I've
done it" he said.

Grace Brethren to

host craft bazaar
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have their children's clothes clos-
et open from
10:30 to 11:30
a.m. on Oct.
13, 20 and 27
at no cost to
those in need.
For more infor-
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donate clothes,
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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 Okeechobee News welcomes news from
area churches forthis column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-
3134, extension 4225.


He was called to preach at the age of
15. Rev. Robertson is graduate of Kentucky
Mountain Bible College and Moorehead
State University.
"I don't look at things the way they stand
today, I look further," Rev. Robertson
said. "I try to see with spiritual eyes,
not physical eyes." His goal is to
make disciples who make disciples.
He believes that personal salvation is
the most critical thing. However, Rev.
Robertson said after that most Chris-
tian "get lost between the pews."
"We are all ministers," he said.
re "We are all to be using the gifts God
on gives us."
Fountain of Life has a strong disci-
pleship program which includes Bible study,
and helping members discover their individ-
ual gifts and put them to practical use.
The church averages 30 children on Sun-
days. The children's program is led by his


wife, Linda, who is a fourth grade teacher at
Everglades Elementary School.
The church is still in the organizational
stage and is looking for a youth leader. They
have a contemporary worship service with
a praise band but they also sing hymns. The
church is totally nondenominational. "We
like people to leave their labels at the door,"
said Rev. Robertson.
In 1995 he started Buckhead Ridge Chris-
tian Church in a community center. He left
that church in 2008.
In addition to preaching, Rev. Robertson
is a public school teacher. In December he
will have completed 30 years of teaching.
From 1997 through 1999 he was basket-
ball coach at OHS. He spent 10 years at the
Freshman Campus. For the last two years he
has been at OHS teaching U.S. history.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Special to the Okeechobee News/First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Okeechobee
kicked off the 2010 season of First and
Goal Flag Football on Saturday, Sept.
25 and will continue through Nov. 13.
The league consists of grade levels for
boys and girls including kindergarten
through second graders Longhorns,
Tar Heels and Seminoles; grades
three through five Bulldogs, Razor-
backs, Wolverines; grades six through
eight Canes, Knights and Volunteers
and grades nine through 12 Gators,
Gamecocks and Tigers. First and Goal
Flag Football, sponsored by First Bap-
tist Church games are held on Satur- Canes Austin Lafferty runs to com-
days from 9-11:30 a.m. Come out and plete a play as Knights' Christopher
join us for a great time! Lutjen goes after the flag.


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

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

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

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


RESOLUTION


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

YES = FOR giving the School Board such authority.

NO = AGAINST giving the School Board such authority.




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

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

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




OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
oKE HOBEE, FLORIDA


By:
Kelly Owens, Chairman


October 13, 2010


Okeechobee News








Community honors Dr. Brown at clinic dedication


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A man who has treated three generations
of Okeechobee children was honored Friday
afternoon, Oct. 8. Members of the commu-
nity gathered for the dedication ceremony
for the new Dr. Fred Brown children's Center
at 2015 U.S. 441 N.
The 22,000 square foot, $3.5 million en-




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Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dr. Fred Brown was honored Friday af-
ternoon, Oct. 8, at the dedication cere-
mony for the Dr. Fred Brown Children's
Health Center. Taking part in the ribbon
cutting were, left to right, Okeecho-
bee Mayor Jim Kirk, Ed Brown, CEO
of Florida Community Health Centers
and Dr. Brown.


ergy efficient pediatric and dental center is
part of Florid Community Health Center,
Inc. (FCHC). The mission of FCHC, which
also has clinics in Clewiston, Indiantown,
Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce and Pahokee, is to
provide accessible, cost-effective, high qual-
ity, comprehensive primary and preventive
healthcare to all persons regardless of their
socio-economic circumstances.
The invocation was given by Rev. Sharon
Britchard, FCHC Board Member.
"With dedication and gratitude in mind,"
for Dr. Brown, Molly Ferguson, director of
program development for FCHC introduced
"the captain of our ship" Edwin W Brown,
President and CEO of FCHC.
"Dr. Brown wanted a facility to dignify the
quality of health care given," Mr. Brown said
in his welcoming remarks.
"This is it," Mr. Brown added. "This is the
one. This is the cherry on top of the cake."
He noted that the project, which used
$1.6 million in stimulus money and private
donations, came in under budget and he
thanked all involved in construction and fi-
nancing. "Most important, I want to thank
Dr. Fred Brown. Fred, this is your legacy."
Mr. Brown concluded his speech with
words of wisdom he learned for his father,
"Be brief, be sincere, be seated."
"He shows us every day the true mean-
ing of compassion for our children." said
Karen Cotten chairman of the board of di-
rectors as she introduced other members of


OKeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dr. Fred Brown was the man of the
hour at the dedication of the Dr. Fred
Brown Children's Health Center on Fri-
day afternoon, Oct. 8.
the board.
In his dedication remarks Okeechobee
Mayor Jim Kirk said that he wondered what
the building would say if it could talk. He
surmised it would say: "Thank you for giving
me the name of such an honorable man."
The mayor said that once a week, when
he has lunch with Dr. Brown in a restaurant,
children come up to Dr. Brown. He said you
could see the love and admiration in their


eyes. "That speaks volumes," the mayor
added.
"I have never, without exception, met a
person as dedicated to his profession as Dr.
Brown. Fred, the community loves you. This
dedication is testimony to that love."
Okeechobee County Commission Chair-
man Clif Betts said to Dr. Brown: "The build-
ing will be a monument to you, your ability
and your love for children and the commu-
nity."
"This is a great honor and legacy," re-
sponded Dr. Brown.
"It's not the beautiful walls, it's the beau-
tiful people, the dedicated people, that make
it great," Dr. Brown said.
The doctor said that before his 30 years of
practice in Okeechobee he practiced a total
of 18 years in other places. He said that the
pediatric care in Okeechobee is comparable
or better than any place he has practiced.
"The facilities are beyond description,"
he added. "Okeechobee is most fortunate to
have this."
"Thank you Okeechobee for 30 years
of rewarding and satisfying practice, Dr.
Brown said.
After the ceremony, there was a ribbon
cutting, tours of the building and refresh-
ments.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
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North Elementary is under attack!
Blimey! Parents and students have gone
overboard about reading! North Elemen-
tary hosted "Readers of the Caribbean"
a 2-hour literacy workshop for families
with children in kindergarten through fifth
grade. More than 300 people came out
for the pirate-themed workshop which
revolved around all five components of
reading- phonemic awareness, phonics,
fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
The presenter, Dr. Angela Walker-Mar-
tin, led students and parents through fun-
filled activities to become "Book-aneers"!
Nippers participated in pirate tryouts that
tested their hearing and vision with games
like "Hear ye! Hear Ye!" and "Word Slice
and Dice." Pirate candidates received their
sealegs when they could pass the fluency
and agility tests. Students demonstrated
how to become a better reader with prac-
tice playing games like Cannonball Express
and Crocodile Reading Races. Parents got
in on the action by predicting what his/her
child likes to read. If a parent couldn't pre-
dict correctly, they were made to walk to
plank!
Finally, the evening concluded with ev-
ery child participating in the grade finale-
"Extra, Extra, Book-aneers Read All About
It" an audience participation play.


Readers of the Caribbean is a Workshop-
in-a-Box program funded by Title I paren-
tal Involvement. Every elementary school
in Okeechobee will present this program
during the fall. Dr. Angela Walker-Martin is
the creator and holds a doctorate of edu-
cation in Curriculum & Instruction with an
emphasis in Reading. Dr. Walker's repu-
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developer of numerous fun-themed family
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The Importance of Being Earnest
The Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present "The Importance of
Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Ken Womble, on Saturday, Oct.
16 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the OHS Lecture Hall. All tickets are $6. In this
play, young Jack Worthing and his good friend Algernon find themselves in a
ridiculous situation after their fiancees learn they are coincidentally engaged
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each performance. Pictured (left to right) are Emilie Lege, Tyler Yates, Erika
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Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for
the week of Oct. 11-15 are: kindergarten students, Cason Jarriel, Manuel
Mora, Jose Ortega, John Roberts; first graders, Asael Cardenas, Blanca Her-
nandez, Elizabeth Cox, Katelynn Terry, Wilson Lopez, Scotty Crum; second
grade students, Kasey McGuire, Francisco Lopez, Jacob Lawrence, Jolene
Sutton; third grade students, Madeline Mungaray, Kolby Yerkes, Rebecca
Frances, Jordan Bradley, Lionor Pena; fourth graders, Kristina Jamison, Dan-
ny Hays, Alyssa Baldwin, Maira Crespin; fifth graders, Desiree Cook, Kayla
Aguilar, Jared Joyner, Sonia Delgado, Rosa Rivera-Chavez, Dakota Myers.
Congratulations to our many outstanding students.


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October 13, 2010 Okeechobee News


Lake Placid balloon festival benefits Boys
Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid will host F
the 2010 Boys and Girls Hot Air Balloon Fes- drei
tival on Saturday, Oct. 16. free
As part of the celebration, sunrise bal- are
loon rides will tour Highlands County. Those F
who wish to sign up for the sunrise balloon thei
rides must register in advance. For informa- I
tion, contact Gina Bexley at 863-465-7818 or
Pam Mooney at 863-465-4092. Eve
Activities at Henscratch Farms, 980 Hens-
cratch Road in Lake Placid, start at 3 p.m. ben
The festival will include tethered hot air Cou
balloon rides, a live concert with "Just Us," F
raffles, food, children's' games and a wine Girl
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Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
On Tuesday morning, organizers for the Lake Placid Balloon Festival sponsored
a press flight to promote the upcoming festival. The festival will be held Satur-
day at Henscratch Farms in Lake Placid. The event raises money for the Boys
and Girls Club of Highlands County.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Balloon pilot Robert Carlton fires up Visitors stand inside a balloon while it
the burner to heat the air inside the is being inflated by a fan. The inflated
balloon, causing the balloon to rise. balloon is 70 feet tall and 60 feet wide.

ANNIVERSARY
RICKY &
CORINNA
The children of Ricky and
Corinna would love to wish
their mother and father
a HAPPY 27th ANNIVERSARY.
They were married 27 years
ago on October 13th 1983.
Love,
Shana, Jessica
and grandchildren
Skylar & Addison


& Girls Club
Festival admission is $5 per person; chil-
n under the age of 12 will be admitted
of charge. Tether rides in the balloons
$10 per person.
Festival visitors are encouraged to bring
r own lawn chairs.
n the evening, the festival will feature the
ning Balloon Nigh Glow.
Fhe annual festival, now in its fifth year,
efits the Boys & Girls Club of Highlands
nty.
or more information on the Boys and
s Club of Highlands County online, go to
w.highlandsbgc.com.


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She was born September 9,2010, in Port
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brother Jack. Maternal grandparents are
Billy and Jackie Goggans of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Judy Booth and
Wes Ballard of Okeechobee and Malcolm
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Amendment 8 gives some flexibility to class size rules


Amendment 8: Revision
of the Class Size Require-
ments for Public Schools

Ballot Summary: The Florida Constitu-
tion currently limits the maximum number
of students assigned to each teacher in pub-
lic school classrooms in the following grade
groupings: for prekindergarten through
grade 3, 18 students; for grades 4 through
8, 22 students; and for grades 9 through
12, 22 students. Under this amendment,
the current limits on the maximum num-
ber of students assigned to each teacher in
public school classrooms would become
limits on the average number of students as-
signed per class to each teacher, by specific
grade grouping, in each public school. The
amendment also adopts new limits on the
maximum number of students assigned to
each teacher in an individual classroom as
follows: for prekindergarten through grade
3, 21 students; for grades 4 through 8, 27
students; and, for grades 9 through 12, 30
students. This amendment specifies that
class size limits to do apply to virtual classes,
requires the Legislature to provide sufficient
funds to maintain the average number of
students required by this amendment and
schedules these revisions to take place upon
approval by the electors of this state and to
operate retroactively to the beginning of the
2010-2011 school year.
BACKGROUND: In 2002, 52 percent of
the Florida voters approved an amendment
to the Florida Constitution that set limits on
the number of students in core classes (such
as Math, English and Science) in the state's
public schools. Beginning with the 2010-
2011 school year, the maximum number of
students in each core class would be:
18 students in prekindergarten through
grade 3;
22 students in grades 4 through 8; and,
25 students in grades 9 through 12.
In 2003, the Florida Legislature passed
Senate Bill 30-A that required the schools to
phase in the new class limits. Schools were
ordered to reduce the number of students in
each classroom by at least two students per
year until the maximum number of students
per classroom did not exceed the require-
ments in law. The school districts were given
until this year (the 2010-2011 school year)


to bring the classroom *
sizes down to meet the
new rules.
In 2010, the Florida
Legislature approved a
constitutional amend- 1
ment to be placed on
the ballot that will ask
voters to change the
state constitution's cur-

es to "school-wide aver-
age class sizes." If the
amendment is passed, <
the class size would be
calculated based on the
school-wide average of
the number of students
in core classes. In addi-
tion, largest number of students in any indi-
vidual class could not exceed:
21 students in prekindergarten through
grade 3;
27 students in grades 4 through 8; and
30 students in grades 9 through 12.
The proposed amendment would give
the school systems a little more leeway in
meeting the class size requirements. They
could get by with adding three to five addi-
tional students to an individual class, so long
as the school average for that subject in that
grade met the state class size requirements.
Supporters of this proposal say it will give
the school system's much-needed breathing
room. While they agree that small classes
are good for the students and the teachers,
they argue that the current economic condi-
tions make it cost prohibitive to build more
classrooms and hire more teachers if there
is one student over the limit. They argue that
tax payers are already burdened and cannot
afford the higher school taxes necessary to
add more classrooms and teachers.
Opponents on this proposal say smaller
class sizes are good for the students. They
maintain the people of Florida voted on this
in 2002 and it should not be changed.
The Florida Educations Association, the
largest teachers' union in Florida, filed a law-
suit in July, challenging the wording of the
amendment, which they say is "both cloudy
and misleading." FEA attorneys argued that
allowing larger classrooms also allows the
Legislature to escape the funding obliga-
tion that was part of the original class size
amendment,


The Florida Su-
preme Court has
ruled that Amend-
ment 8 can stay on
the ballot.
According to
Florida TaxWatch's
Center for Educa-
tional Performance
and Accountabil-
ity, Amendment 8
Should save billions
M of dollars for Florida
taxpayers. Accord-
ing to TaxWatch, if
Amendment 8 does
not pass, school
taxes will increase
on average about
26 percent per household over the next ten
years.
An organization that opposes the amend-
ment "Vote No on 8" disputes TaxWatch's
estimates. "Vote No on 8" maintains the
amendment would cut school funding with
no guarantee the taxpayers would see any
tax relief. The state could simply funnel
money that currently goes to schools to oth-
er state programs.
Opponents also point to a Harvard Uni-
versity study "The Impact of a Universal
Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from
Florida's Statewide Mandate," which con-
cluded that class size had no clear impact
upon student achievement. However, the
Florida Education Association questioned
the results of the study. The FEA said the re-
search could have been flawed because an
advisory committee chaired by former Gov.


Jeb Bush (who opposed the original class
size amendment in 2002) was involved.
Supporters of Amendment 8 include
Community College Council of Presidents,
the Florida School Boards Association, Flori-
da Association of School Administrators and
the Florida Chamber of Commerce and gu-
bernatorial candidates Rick Scott and Alex
Sink.
Florida Rep. Will Weatherford (R-Pasco
County) said using an average is a common
sense solution and could help some stu-
dents. For example, he said, under the cur-
rent system, if a high school student is trying
to get into an advanced placement (AP) Math
Class and the class already has 25 students,
then the school can't let the student into the
class unless they hire another teacher. With
schools already struggling to stay within
their budgets, that student will have to settle
for a spot in a regular Math class that has an
open seat. With Amendment 8, the AP Math
class could have 26 students and another
Math class at the school could have 24 and
the school would still meet the average of
25 students.
Opponents include the Florida Educators
Association, The Florida PTA, the NAACP
and the Florida Association for Child Care
Management.
A message from the Florida PTA stated:
"Passage of Amendment 8 will not help the
children of Florida. It will only relieve the
legislature of its obligation to obey the con-
stitution."
Sources for this article included: Florida
Department of Education, www.FLAmend-
ments.org, the Florida League of Women
Voters.


Moose Lodge plans Halloween Party on Oct. 23
Okeechobee Moose Lodge 1753, 159 N.W 36th Ave., is having a Halloween Party for
the children/grandchildren of Moose members and their guests on Saturday, Oct. 23,
from 2 to 4 p.m. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 15. Call Theresa if you have any questions
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Vigil to remember those


lost to drugs and alcohol


On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition (OSAC) in con-
junction with the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Department will host the fourth annual
N.O.P.E. (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and
Education) Candlelight Vigil at the Okeecho-
bee County Civic Center located at 1750 Hwy.
98 N. with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by the Memorial Service at 7 p.m. At
the event, all members of the Okeechobee
County community are invited to gather with
us to remember those who have been lost
to drug and alcohol related incidents and all
those suffering from the disease of addiction.
By hosting the N.O.P.E. candlelight vigil,
the OSAC is demonstrating that we have part-
nered with like-minded government officials,
drug prevention professionals and especially
impacted community citizens to get this criti-
cal information and education to our com-
munity leaders, schools, churches, parents
and especially the youth of our community.
We are also communicating that we are do-
ing everything possible to prevent any further
such tragedies in our community. N.O.P.E.


and OSAC organizers are asking anyone
touched or concerned by this issue to join us
in this night of reflection and education. The
N.O.P.E. Task Force web site (www.nopetask-
force.org) states: "Nearly everyone has been
affected by the disease of addiction, either
personally or by a family member or friend."
There will be a very informative keynote
speaker. Attendees who have lost family
members and friends will be acknowledged
so that others will recognize the significance
and long-lasting consequences of this unrec-
ognized national epidemic.
The key to prevention of this epidemic
is community awareness and education.
Although it is well documented that misuse
of alcohol and illicit drugs are significant ob-
stacles to academic success, few realize the
potential immediate or long-lasting negative
consequences of overdose/death from even
a minor miscalculation with prescription
drugs.
For questions, call Connie Curry at OCSO
at 863-763-3117.


Waste Watch to protect neighborhoods


Putting waste collectors on
the lookout
Local law enforcement and emergency
officials now have some help in protecting
the neighborhoods of Okeechobee County
following the launch of Waste Management's
community safety program, Waste Watch.
Through this program, company truck drivers
will act as an extra set of eyes and ears for po-
lice, fire department and emergency services,
and report any suspicious activity that may
take place during their routes.
"Because our job is collecting trash from
local neighborhoods and businesses, we are
a useful resource to identify illegal activity,
or serve as a preventative measure that may
keep a minor mishap from turning into a dan-
gerous situation," said Gary Braswell, District
Manager for Waste Management's Okeecho-
bee Hauling Division. "Safety is our number
one priority, and Okeechobee County will
benefit from our program in keeping the
community safe."


Waste Watch is being rolled-out in cooper-
ation with Okeechobee County law enforce-
ment and emergency services.
Waste Management employees have un-
dergone proper training on what to look for
and how to respond in the case of an emer-
gency. Should anything occur while on their
routes, drivers will have the necessary tools to
act quickly in communicating with their dis-
patcher, who will then coordinate with emer-
gency officials in resolving the situation.
Being members of the very communities
they serve, Waste Management drivers are
familiar with their routes and are good can-
didates to spot anything out of ordinary, espe-
cially when they are trained on what to look
for.
Waste Management's Okeechobee col-
lection company and its 20 employees in
Okeechobee provide residential waste and
recycling services to more than 13,000 resi-
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Commissioners to evaluate administrator's contract


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
A discussion of Okeechobee County Ad-
ministrator Lyndon Bonner's contract ap-
pears to be the highlight of an otherwise
routine agenda for Thursday's meeting of
the Okeechobee County Commission.
The agenda item was initiated by Mr.
Bonner. He stated in the background infor-
mation provided to commissioners that en-
tering into a new budget year it was impor-
tant "to evaluate the existing relationships
and determine if they are the best fit for the
future."
His current contact expires on April 13.
The way it is written, without either the ad-
ministrator or the board taking any action,
the contract would automatically renew for
one year. However, either side can give writ-
ten notice to the other of their intent not to
renew within 90 days of the expiration date.
Since that timeframe falls within the holi-
days, Mr. Bonner stated he wanted to make


If you go ...
What: Regular meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commission
When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14
Where: Commission Chambers,
Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. Second St.

certain the board was aware of the date and
the options available.
The way the contract is written the board
may terminate the contract at any time by
a 3-2 vote. If the termination is "without
cause" the county will pay the administrator
four months' severance pay plus any vaca-
tion and sick leave earned. If the termination
is for "just cause" the county does not have
to pay anything. The contract goes on to
define 11 actions that would make up "just
cause." They include misfeasance, convic-
tion of a felony, neglect of duty, violation of
county policy, commission of a fraudulent
act against the county and falsifying records,


"This agenda item or this discussion is not
intended to be an expression of dissatisfac-
tion on my part or a diminished commit-
ment to the citizens of Okeechobee, county
staff or the Board of County Commission-
ers," Mr. Bonner wrote in the background
information. "I am aware and very grateful
of the board's support for the renewal, and
it is from that deep regard that I remain open
to explore any options that serve our mutual
interests."
This will be the first time Mr. Bonner's
contract has been discussed at a board meet-
ing since it was originally signed in 2008.
Turning to other items, the board is sched-
uled to act on petitions to abandon platted
street and alley rights-of-way in Basinger and
Petit Park.
Commissioners will also be asked to
swap one plot of land for another. Originally
Okeechobee Utility Authority deeded a plot
of land on its S.W 16th Avenue property to
the county for a radio tower site. That site
proved to be unsuitable so another plot of


land on that same property was selected for
a tower site. In another move related to the
radio system commissioners will be asked
to assign their contract for the radio system
from one business to another because of a
change in the name of the original company.
All other provisions of the radio contract will
remain the same.
In other action, the board is expected to:
issue a proclamation recognizing Hibis-
cus Children's Center for 25 years' service to
Okeechobee;
consider a change order in the emer-
gency operations center project in the
amount of $9,380.98;
consider a change order on the Lamb
Island Bridge project in the amount of
$4,129; and
reconsider the leasing of state owned
land in New Okeechobee Heights and
Okeechobee Gardens.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Medicare advantage options changing
Local help is available to not be used to switch from one Medicare
Advantage Plan to another. Beneficiaries are
Okeechobee residents allowed only one change during this enroll-
ment period, so it is especially important that
Starting in 2011, Medicare will provide an beneficiaries review their options carefully
Annual Disenrollment Period from Jan. 1 to For help understanding the Annual Disen-
Feb. 14, to allow beneficiaries who have a
Medicare Advantage Plan to make changes rollment Period or to set up an appointment
Medicare Advantage Plan to make changes.
These beneficiaries may choose to switch with a trained SHINE counselor to compare
back to Original Medicare or switch back plans, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at
to Original Medicare and join a Prescription 1-866-684-5885.
Drug Plan. Choosing a new health care or Additionally, Medicare beneficiaries with
prescription drug plan requires careful con- limited annual income ($16,248 for an indi-
sideration of coverage and cost, and perhaps vidual or $21,855 for a couple) may apply for
some assistance in understanding the bene- the Extra Help program and receive assis-
fits. Free help is available through the SHINE tance with the cost of prescription drug plan
(Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) premiums, deductibles and co-payments.
program to residents of the Okeechobee Medicare beneficiaries who believe they
community freunbias. may benefit from this program and would
SHINE is a free unbiased information andsave money on out-of-pocket
counseling assistance program provided lo- l t to save on outofpocket
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SHINE program can help beneficiaries com- contact a MBOA (Medicare Beneficiary Out-
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Parent guide to be sent


home with every student l


Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper announced "The Successful Stu-
dent" 2010-2011 is now available. A copy
of this parent guide will be sent home with
every Kindergarten -12th grade student on
Friday, Oct. 22. This book, mandated by the
state, is designed to provide students and
parents in Okeechobee with the most cur-
rent information on a variety of educational
topics. The parent guide includes FCAT and
other testing information, report card sched-
ule, school calendar, bus safety rules and
information on what your child should be
learning at each grade level.
In addition, there is information on tuto-
rial services, extended day and after-school


programs for elementary, middle and high
school students. Information on the Migrant,
ESE and Federal Programs as well as oppor-
tunities for parent participation, attendance,
rules for school bus riders and homework
helps are also included.
As partners in education, parents are
valuable team members with educators
throughout the district. One of the Okeecho-
bee School District's goals is to increase and
improve communication both to you and
from you. This parent guide is one of the
ways we are attempting to share as much vi-
tal information as possible for your use now
and in the future.


Full service fitness center opens
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Jay Creamer recently opened a full ser-
vice fitness facility, the Fitness Factory, at 306
N.E. Third Ave. He and a partner operated
the original Fitness Factory in Sebring. Mr.
Creamer wanted to open his own gym and
he saw that Okeechobee had a need for such
a facility. He has new state of the art exercise
equipment and trainers are on site.
The Fitness Factory is available 24 hours
a day with security surveillance. The Fitness
Factory offers individual membership with
discounts for additional family members as
well as discount memberships for law en-
forcement officers, fire fighters, department
of corrections personnel, hospital workers, Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
students and teachers. Jay Creamer of the Fitness Factory
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at shows off some of the brand new state
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Neighborhood cleanup
This recently cleared lot in Treasure Island on the corner of U.S. 441 S.E. and
S.E. 34th Avenue should make a lot of people in Treasure Island happy. Resi-
dents of Treasure Island have been attending public meetings complaining
that the long vacant convenience store on that corner was an eyesore. The
owners recently demolished the building. However, there is still a code vio-
lation outstanding on the property.


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no lawn fee, septic/city
water $600/mo. plus
deposit.
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2br/lba, garage, No
pets $650/mo 1st, Last
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APARTMENT in Town
2br/lba, tiled floors, wa-
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W&D, fenced yard.
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Basswood 3BR/2BA, 1
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$800 a month, 1st, last
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$750 mo. + sec.
786-201-0306
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Iba cottage, on canal,
fully furn., Direct TV, wa-
ter, yard maint provided,
car port, screen porch,
$650/mo + $600 dep
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(772)538-8183
OKEECHOBEE Fur-
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Canal, Lake access,
Utils incld. $600 mo. or
$175 wkly, $300 sec re-
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OKEECHOBEE- 2 br/ 1
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porch, Ig. fenced back
yrd., appliances, central
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OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 3
BA, 2 Car Garage with
Den and Inground Pool.
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(Eagle Bay Drive). Sale
$120,000 Rent $1100
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tile throughout, $975
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156
TREASURE ISLAND 1
br, 1 ba Cottage. Newly
remodeled, all until
plu/ cable incld. Partial-
ly furnished. $600 mo /
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OKEECHOBEE 3 BR, 3
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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-
tabve 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 fle 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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
nobce 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
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 Corporabon, FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY BANK, a Florida Profit
Corporation, FLORIDA COMMUNITY
BANK, a Florida 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 tide on the following de-


PROCLAMATION
NOTICE OFGENERAL CITY ELECTIONS
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 2, 2010
WHEREAS, under and by virtue of the provisions of the Charter of the
City of Okeechobee, and Florida State Law, it is the duty of the Mayor to
proclaim and call General City Elections at the bme and manner provided
therein.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, James E. Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida do hereby PROCLAIM AND DECLARE that a GENERAL CITY ELEC-
TION is to be held by the duly qualified electors of the City of Okeechobee,
Florida, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, during the regular hours of vobng,
to wit: from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of electing the follow-
ing officers to serve as such for four (4) years beginning January 4, 2011
and ending January 7, 2014 following such election or until their successors
are elected and qualified:
THREE (3) COUNCIL MEMBERS
AND
ONE (1) CITY CLERK
Said election shall be held in the County polling or voting places within
the Municipal precincts of the duly qualified City electors, which precincts
have been established by the Okeechobee Board of County Commission-
ers and Supervisor of Elections for the General Election of Okeechobee
County.
IN TESTIMONY AND WITNESS of the foregoing Notice of Election, I
have hereunto set my hand as Mayor of the City of Okeechobee, Florida,
and caused the corporate seal of said City to be affixed, and attested to by
the City Clerk, this 20th day of July, 2010.
BY: James E. Kirk, Mayor
ATTEST Lane Gamlotea, CMC, City Clerk
368189 ON 10/13/2010


I Public Notice I


Public Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2010 CA 000393
4merican General Home Equity, Inc.,
Plaintiff
Is.
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
Dkeechobee 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
:erest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants
Defendants).
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Debra Ann Arnold; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
4DDRESS 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 aforementioned unknown Defendants
as may be infants, mcompetents or otherwise not su unris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an acbon has been commenced to fore-
lose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and stuat-
2d in Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly 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 89 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 00 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.
rnore commonly known as 7265 Northwest 30th Street, Okeechobee, FL
34972.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a
:opy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, Attor-
Ieys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360,
3oca Raton, Florida 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first publication
f this nobce and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before
servicee on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default
Nill be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal ofthis 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


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, Section 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 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-
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 accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to provi-
sions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St.
Lucie, Florida 34986, Phone No.
(772)807-4370 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice 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
Telefacsmile: (954) 382-5380
File No. 10-07870 OWB
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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 acbon 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
ONE-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 publication, 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 accommodabon in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please contact Corre Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217,
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled appearance, or immediately upon re-
ceiving this notification if the time 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-CA-561
BECKY WILLIAMS, and
MARJORIE BOURGEOIS
Plaintiffs,
vs.
MARC MINKOFF, and DIEBI
ZHOU; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTSS,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE ANDJANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
Defendants

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated October 5, 2010, and en-
tered in Case No. 2009-CA-561, of
th Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida. MARC MINKOFF,
and DIEBI ZHOU; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED IN-
DIVIDUAL DEFENDANTSS,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRES, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOES AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2nd FLOOR, OF
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI-
CIAL CENTER, 312 NORTHWEST
THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE, IN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA,
at 11:00 a.m., on the 17th day of
November, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in the
Final Judgment to wit:
LOT 11 OF BLOCK 4, CONSOLI-
DATED LAND COMPANY SUB-
DIVISION ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 5,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sa,e if any, other
that the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated the 5th day of October, 2010
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of said Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
Jeffrey A. Fadley PA.
807 SW 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Fla 34974
(863)763-5733
368707 ON 10/13,20/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009CA776
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ISAIAS MOJICA and GUADALUPE
MOJICA, his wife; and OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OFSALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment Of
Foreclosure dated September 30,
2010, in Case No. 2009CA776, in the
Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, in which RIVER-
SIDE NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA is Plaintiff; and ISAIAS
MOJICA and GUADALUPE MOJI-
CA, his wife, and OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY, are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Jury
Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee Florida
34972 at 11:00 A.M. on December
1st 2010 the following described
property set forth in the Summary Fi-
nal Judgment Of Foreclosure, to-wit:
Lots 35 and 36, BASSWOOD,
INC. UNIT NO. 5, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in
Plat Book 3, Page 51, Public
Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE


PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
DATED this 5th day of Oct, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodabon in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Corrie Johnson,
ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon re-
ceiving this notification if the bme
before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, cal 711.
368698 ON 10/13,20/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-156
SECURITY BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff
v.
EARLE G. FLEET, MICHAEL O. AL-
BERTINE, RITA D. ALBERTINE and
J.L. MARTIN INVESTMENTS, INC.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment of
foreclosure dated 10/1, and entered
in Case No. 2010-CA-156 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida wherein SECURITY
BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and Earle
G. Flett, Michael 0. Alberbne, Rita D.
Albertine and J.L. Martin Invest-
ments, Inc., are the Defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor, 312 N.W. 3 Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00
o'clock a.m. on the 17 day of No-
vember, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to-wit:
Lot 37, of Treasure Island, Unit 2,
according to the map or plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book 3 Page
39, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
which has the addresses of: 3116
S.E. 36 Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974
Any person claiming an interest in
any surplus funds must file such
claim within sixty (60) days of the
date of sale.
Dated at Okeechobee County,
Florida this 1 day of October, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk of Said Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
368695 ON 10/13,20/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-06
RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK
OF FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVIN LEE SALLETTE, Individually;
TERESA CHERYL SALLETTE, Indi-
vidually, and KEVIN LEE SALLETTE
AND TERESA CHERYL SALLETTE AS
SETTLERS AND CO-TRUSTEES OF
THE KEVIN LEE AND TERESA CHE-
RYL SALLETTE JOINT TRUST DAT-
ED APRIL 19, 2006; and STATE OF
FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE OFSALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment Of
Foreclosure dated Septmber 30,
2010 in Case No. 2010-CA-06, in the
Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, in which RIVER-
SIDE NATIONAL BANK OF
FLORIDA is Plaintiff; and KEVIN
LEE SALLETTE, individually, TE-
RESA CHERYL SALLETTE, indi-
vidually, and KEVIN LEE
SALLETTE and TERESA CHERYL
SALLETTE AS SETTLERS AND
CO-TRUSTEES OF THE KEVIN
LEE AND TERESA CHERYL SAL-
LETTE JOINT TRUST DATED
APRIL 19, 2006, and STATE OF
FLORIDA, are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor Okeechobee County
Judicial Center 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at 11:00
A.M. on November 17, 2010, the fol-
lowing described property set forth in
the Summary Final Judgment Of


tan
Foreclosure, to-wit:
Lot 78, R-BAR ESTATES, UNIT 3,
according to the plat thereof re
corded in Plat Book 6, Page 64,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
DATED this 5th day of Oct, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Come Johnson,
ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34986, (772) 8074370 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or Immediatly upon re-
ceiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.
368583 ON 10/13,20/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2008-CA-113
FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
PRISCILLA V FORD; STEVEN L
FORD; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated September 30,
2010, and entered in Case No. 2008-
CA-113, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for OKEE-
CHOBEE County, Florida. FRANKLIN
CREDIT MANAGEMENT CORPORA-
TION is Plaintiff and PRISCILLA V
FORD; STEVEN L FORD; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the JURY AS-
SEMBLY ROOM, 2ND FLOOR, OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDICIAL
CENTER, 312 N.W. 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 34972, at
11:00 a.m., on the 17th day of No-
vember, 2010, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK 15,
NORTH WEST ADDITION TO
OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
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 ile a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 4th day of Oct., 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 per-
son with a disability who needs any
special accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to
provisions of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Administra-
tor at 250 NW Country Club Drive,
Port St. Lucie, Flroida 34986, Phone
No. (772)807-4370 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice or
pleading; if you are hearing im-
paired, call 711; if you are voice im-
paired, call 711.
Kahane & Associates, PA.
8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486
Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380
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IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF
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 RESPECT
TVE 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 PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF
SYLVESTER GIVENS, DECEASED;
SYLVESTER GIVENS, JR.; HEIR;
KERWIN GIVENS, HEIR;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
ile your answer or written defens-
e, if any, in the above proceeding
with the Clerk of this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the
plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL
33619-1328, telephone
13 915-8660, facsimile
13) 915-0559, within thirty days
f the first publication of this No-
ce, 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-
ton no later than seven days prior
to the proceeding at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
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
1800 955-8770.
367782 ON 10/6,13/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2010 CA 323
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Rural Develop-
ment, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
EARL KEITH BASS, heir and lineal
descendant of CECIL MARIE
GREENE, Deceased; KARI McLUCAS,
heir and lineal descendant of CECIL
MARIE GREENE, Deceased; and EAR-
LAINE GRIFFITH, heir and lineal de-
scendant of CECIL MARIE GREENE,
Deceased,


Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
TO: KARI McLUCAS, heir and lineal
descendant of CECIL MARIE
GREENE, Deceased, 1926 E. High-
way 5, Carrollton, Georgia 30166
EARLAINE GRIFFITH, heir and
lineal descendant of CECIL MARIE
GREENE, Deceased, 224 Polar
Lane, Carrollton, Georgia 30117.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage regard-
ing the following property in


Okeechobee County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 16, OAKPARK SUBDI-
VISION, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 3, Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on:
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., Esquire,
Attorney for Plaintiff, Boswell & Dun-
lap LLP, 245 South Central Avenue,
Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL
33831, within thirty (30) days after
the first publication of this Notice Of
Action, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before ser-


vice on Plaintiffs attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petiton.
DATED on this 6 day of October,
2010.
REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODA-
TIONS BY PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES: If you are a per-
son with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMIN-
ISTRATOR, 304 N. W. 2ND


STREET, ROOM 101, OKEECHO-
BEE, FLORIDA 34972, TELE-
PHONE (863) 763-2131 at least
7 days before your scheduled
court appearance, or immediate-
ly upon receiving this notifica-
tion if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
312 N. W. 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
368586 ON 10/13,20/2010


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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,
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. Barron, Sr. and
Deborah A. Barren
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 Sbeet
Okeechobee,FL 34974
ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST A NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN


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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 (E1/2) 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 days after
the first publication, if any, on Eliza-
beth R. Wellborn, PA., Plainff'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


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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accommo-
dation n order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entled, at no
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tain assistance. Please contact Court
Administration at 250 NW Country
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days of your receipt-of this notice; If
you hearing or voice impaired, call
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upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP, At-
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licabon of this notice and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiffs at-
torney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal ofthis
Court on the 24 day of Sept., 2010.


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Circuit and County Courts
BY: Linda F. Young
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Osceola Middle volleyball team falls to Gifford


By Charles M. Murphy Middle School on Monday.
Okeechobee News Gifford prevailed 25-22, 24-26, and 15-11
Osceola continued to show improvement in front of a supportive Osceola crowd.
in volleyball when they battled the Gifford Makayla Root, Kaylie Yingling, Jacalyn
Dolphins in a marathon match at Osceola Sutton and Julie Arnold were among the

OMS soccer team defeats Gifford


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Fernando Perez and Francisco Bucio
scored goals as the Osceola Warriors defeated
the Gifford Dolphins 2-0 in middle school soc-
cer action Monday at Osceola Middle School.
Warrior Coach Jorge Botello said his team
appears to be peaking at the right time of
year, "I feel really great about our progress.
Our season started off really rugged but we've
tried to improve every practice and every day.
We have taken every game one at a time."
The Warriors were destined to measure
their improvement on Tuesday when they
hosted the undefeated Yearling Bulls. The two
teams met earlier in the season and Yearling
prevailed 6-0. Botello said that loss appears to
have motivated his squad toward improve-
ment.
"Practice makes perfect is what they al-
ways say. We have a lot of potential with this
squad. We won't have high hopes that we can
beat Yearling but the score is definitely not go-
ing to be 6-0," he added.
Against Gifford, the Warriors used physical
defense to keep the Dolphins off the score-
board. While Gifford had some shots on net,


they had to work very hard for every oppor-
tunity.
Botello admitted he has a little envy when
he talks about the cross town rival Yearling,
"They are a perennial powerhouse. I hope to
get my team up to that level some day."


Warrior standouts in the Monday afternoon
match that took more than an hour to com-
plete.
Kelsi Kula had four service points to lead
the Warriors who took advantage of some
Gifford mental errors and service lapses to
make it a very competitive match.
Both teams had trouble with service


faults on the afternoon. Osceola had five in
the first game and Gifford had seven.
Coach Amie Eldred said her team has
worked hard this year and have gained con-
fidence with each match. She said the girls
are eager to learn and improve.
The Warriors end their regular season
next Monday when they host Storm Grove.


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Paul Jackson (right) competes for the I
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Osceola Warriors and the Gifford Dol- Jacalyn Sutton returns a Gifford volley as Kaylie Yingling (#12) and Julie Arnold
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