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Vol. 101 No. 126 Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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Kids Day
Fishing
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for Oct. 31
...Page 18

New ocean education
center planned at
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anniversary ...Page 11


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Residents have three ways to vote


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Avoid the rush on Election Day
by voting early or voting by mail.
In Florida voters can cast ballots at
their convenience during the two
weeks preceding the week of the
Election Day or vote by absentee
ballot.
For the Nov. 2 General Elec-
tion in Okeechobee County vot-
ers were able to cast early ballots
beginning Monday, Oct. 18. Early


voting will continue
Monday through Sat-
urday from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. each day
at the Supervisor of
Elections Office at the V
Okeechobee County V
Courthouse, 304 N.W.
Second Ave. t -.
For an absentee '-, -
ballot, either call the
supervisor of elections
at 863-763-4014 or go to www.


voteokechobee.com. Ab-
sentee ballots must be
returned by 7 p.m. on
Election Day.
"We really
S T E had a gusto day,"
T Okeechobee
= ^ County Supervisor
of Elections Gwen
Chandler said of the
opening day of early vot-
ing. On Monday 136 people
voted, which is more than usual


for the first day of early voting.
Locally, voters in the city
will elect three members of the
Okeechobee City Council. Incum-
bents Dowling Watford, Lowry
Markham, and Clayton Williams
will be on the ballot as well as at-
torney Devon Maxwell. City voters
may vote for up to three candi-
dates. Of the four, the three high-
est vote getters will be elected.
County voters will elect com-
See VOTE Page 15


Cops catch armed robbery suspect

SBy Eric Kopp (OCPD) Fredner Alceme, 27, was willing 1020 N.W Park St. around 7:45 a.m. and
Okeechobee News to commit murder when he held up the pointed his .38 caliber Colt Police Spe


Fredner
Alceme


The man charged with committing
last week's armed robbery of a local
laundromat reportedly intended to kill
the victim if he didn't get some money,
said a local detective.
According to Detective Bill Saum of
the Okeechobee City Police Department


Lr wasnmart on rriday, Uct. 15.
Alceme was arrested Monday, Oct.
18, on charges of robbery with a firearm
and driving while license suspended -
habitual offender. He was booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail where he is
being held on a bond of $102,500.
The man entered the business at


cial revolver at the victim and demanded
money, stated the detective. Alceme, the
detective continued, took $40 from the
cash register and another $50 from the
victim.
"Alceme had two bullets in the gun
See ROBBERY- Page 15


More OHS students charged as adults


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two more teens originally ar-
rested as a result of an undercover
drug operation at Okeechobee
High School are now facing adult
felony charges.
Phillip Eric Jones, 15, and Uri-
el Nunez, 17, were first arrested
Oct. 6 along with 15 other OHS
students as phase one of Opera-
tion No More concluded. Then,
on Oct. 14, nine of those students
were again arrested after the state
filed adult arrest warrants against
them.
The warrants were signed by


Circuit Court Judge Robert Be-
langer.
Jones, of Falcon Lane Jones
Road, was arrested Friday, Oct. 15,
by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on
charges of possession of a legend
drug without
a prescription
with intent to
dispense (three
counts), sale of a
substance in lieu
of a controlled
substance and
possession of
propoxyphene.
Philip Eric He was
Jones


booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$12,500.
Nunez was arrested Saturday,
Oct. 16, by Deputy Joseph Hall
on charges of sale/delivery of
cannabis within
1,000 feet of a
school, posses-
sion of cannabis
with intent to sell
within 1,000 feet
of a school, pos-
session of mari-
juana under 20
grams and pos-
session of drug Uriel Nunez


paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $15,000.
Following their initial arrest on
Oct. 6, 16 of the students were tak-
en to the St. Lucie Regional Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce. The 17th
student, Ryan Alan Mellette, 18,
was booked into the county jail
where he is being held on a bond
of $9,500. He is charged with pos-
session of marijuana with intent to
sell within 1,000 feet of a school,
the sale of marijuana within 1,000
feet of a school (two counts) and
possession of marijuana under 20
grams.
See STUDENTS Page 15


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Center for Ocean Education to be based at IRSC I i1liJ l


Partnership with research
institutions funded by NSF
grants totaling $2.8 million

With environmental crises like the Gulf oil
spill impacting marine life and coastal sys-
tems, scientists and citizens are increasingly
aware of the importance of clean and flour-
ishing marine ecosystems. Florida is taking
a major step toward public understanding
of the ocean with the new Center for Ocean
Science Education Excellence (COSEE) to
be based at Indian River State College in col-
laboration with the Smithsonian Marine Sta-
tion, Florida Institute of Technology, and the
Ocean Research and Conservation Associa-
tion (ORCA).
In addition, the University of Florida Sea
Grant Extension Program will be involved in
community outreach across the state and
faculty at Harbor Branch Oceanographic
Institute/Florida Atlantic University will pro-
vide scientific expertise and mentoring on
the Treasure Coast.
COSEE Florida will help students, educa-
tors and people of all ages develop a better
understanding of how ocean and coastal
systems work. The Center will be funded
by prestigious National Science Foundation
grants totaling $2.8 million to IRSC and its
partners over a five year period.
"Understanding and maintaining the
ocean and coastal regions of Florida is vi-
tally important to the environmental and
economic well-being of our State," said Dr.
Edwin R. Massey, IRSC President. "The CO-
SEE Center based at IRSC will ensure that
Florida's scientists, educators, students and
citizens are well-prepared to work together
to address the challenges of our marine eco-
system and foster a healthy environment for
those who live in Florida or visit our state."
Dr. Massey, who holds a Ph.D. in Zoology
with emphasis in Marine Biology, will serve
as Lead Principal Investigator for the project.
Dr. Susan B. Cook, Harbor Branch's former
Education Director, has joined IRSC as the
COSEE Florida Project Director and Co-Prin-
cipal Investigator for the grant.
COSEE Florida will take a three-pronged
approach:
Offering workshops across the state to
engage ocean scientists and help them effec-
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relevance of their ground-breaking research
to non-scientific audiences;
Designing and disseminating a new
ocean-based curriculum for college students
planning to teach middle school science;
Creating an eight-region Florida Ocean
Science Learning Network offering public
programs that focus on regional and state-
wide challenges such as pollution in the
Indian River Lagoon or the impact of ocean
processes on dolphins, turtles and other ani-
mals.
According to Dr. Cook, "COSEE Florida's
work will give Floridians a much better un-
derstanding of the discoveries that ocean
scientists are making every day and why
that knowledge is relevant to their daily lives
and the environmental challenges facing the
state. Ocean researchers, higher education
faculty and graduate students who partici-
pate in the extensive workshop series will
become more skilled at explaining their
work to a range of audiences. They will
become more knowledgeable about en-
gaging nonscientists in research and better
prepared to make mutually beneficial con-
nections with teachers, school districts and
education centers."
At IRSC, education majors will develop a
deeper understanding of the ocean system,


biodiversity and methods used to foster criti-
cal thinking among their students. Ocean
science content will be added to the IRSC
Bachelor's degree program in middle school
science, and, starting in May, IRSC education
students will intern with research scientists
on the Treasure Coast.
"Through their collaboration with ocean
scientists, these future teachers will gain a
better appreciation for the scientific process
and will learn how to translate their experi-
ence and new knowledge into classroom ac-
tivities," said Dr. Richard Tankersley, Profes-
sor of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of
Technology and a Principal Investigator for
the project.
Dr. Valerie Paul, Director and Chief Sci-
entist, Smithsonian Marine Station, and Dr,
Edith Widder, CEO/President/Senior Scien-
tist for ORCA, will also serve as Principal
Investigators.
Reaching out to the public, COSEE Flori-
da will bring scientists, educators and people
of all ages together under the theme Water
as Habitat. Ocean-based presentations and
workshops will generate interest in the ma-
rine ecosystem, stimulate community dis-
cussion and increase awareness of the value
of scientific knowledge in environmental
decision making.


Pet Rescue to host Pet Day/Pet Clinic
Humane Society Pet Rescue FL, Inc. a no-kill policy rescue at 1203 Hwy. 98 N. Okeecho-
bee will host Pet Day a low cost pet vaccination clinic, heartworm testing, feline testing,
nail trimming and dog bathing. Collars, leashes, frontline, heartworm preventatives, will
also be for sale. A yard sale with many great items at low prices and all proceeds are used
for the care of the animals we rescue. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23, from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. At 1203 Hwy. 98 N. (next to the live stock market) Appointments
available or drop in. For information call 863-357-1104. The no-kill shelter operates on
the generosity of donations and the wonderful volunteers who donate their time. Dona-
tions are tax deductible. For information online go to www.animalrescueokeechobee.
org. http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/FL846.html.

Florida Trail Association chapter meets
Hikers, canoeists and bike trail enthusiasts of the Glades region are invited to the Tues-
day, Oct. 26 meeting of the Fisheating Creek Sub-Chapter of the Florida Trail Association.
The meeting is being held this month at Flora & Ella's Restaurant in LaBelle with dinner
(optional) at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The membership is steadily grow-
ing, and new hiking and canoeing events are being planned. Come meet the friendly
outdoors men and women who hike the local wilderness, many of whom live in Hendry
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Administrator out
This is the second time I can recall that
Commissioner Hoover went against the rest
to try to save the county money. I don't re-
member when, but he voted for the BOCC
to take a pay cut to save the county money.
Turns out they couldn't take a cut because of
some state mandate or something.
I want everyone to remember in two
years all the wasteful spending and this is
another episode of that. I mean next year's
(now this years), budget was not even ap-
proved and everyone is screaming broke,
but yet you can waste money like that? It
should infuriate you with the people who
did it.
The county had been struggling to
construct a fair budget, trying to figure out
how to allocate funds properly. County em-
ployees taking pay cuts, and then four out of
five commissioners vote to THROW AWAY
40K! What? It just proves that we have one
commissioner in office who cares about our
county and was quick to call out the other
commissioners on their poor judgment!
The county only had to pay severance
if they fired him without cause. If they had
just notified him on Jan. 1 that they did not
plan to renew his contract, then his con-
tract would have expired on April 1 and
they would not owe any severance pay. If
he resigns, he was not supposed to get sev-
erance pay. But the way it worked out, he
brought it up. He basically resigned and they
still gave him the full $40,000 severance pay.
They just threw away $40,000. They didn't
even negotiate and offer $20,000. It makes
me sick. County employees have been laid
off to balance that budget over the past two
years. They could have kept one of the peo-
ple they laid off and paid him or her with
that $40,000. I have no respect for any of the
commissioners except Hoover, who is the
only one who voted against it.
County employees took a pay cut and
some county employees have even lost their
jobs.


The only reason that occurs to me
for paying the severance, and I admit it's a
weak reason, is that whoever they try to hire
to replace him might have second thoughts
about signing up if they had not treated Mr.
Bonner especially nice. But, that's presup-
posing that whoever they hire will also be
going down the road in a short time-a not
unrealistic supposition, considering that al-
most all of the so-called "talent" in the local
government management pool tends to turn
over frequently.
One point that was made at the meet-
ing, according to the story in the paper, is
that it was suggested that the discussion wait
until after the election since we will have one
and possibly two new commissioners. And
they started to delay it. But later in the meet-
ing Domer brought it up again and then they
voted to change the contract and pay the ex-
tra $40,000. What was the rush? This should
have been delayed until after the election.
The four commissioners who voted yes
need to take $10,000 out of their own pay
and put it in the county budget.
The county commission and the ad-
ministrator both signed the contract when
he started work, but when it looked like he
wasn't going to be renewed, he got them
to change the contract so he got an extra
$40,000 when he leaves, even though there
was plenty of time for them to give him no-
tice. That is a little hard to swallow when the
county employees are taking a 3 percent pay
cut.
To add insult to injury, when they
changed the contract to give him the extra
money, they didn't even write in the 3 per-
cent pay cut. So all county employees except
Bonner take the pay cut. That is a slap in the
face to every county employee. It shows
what the county commissioners think of
you.
In two years, three of the four who
voted to give Bonner the money will be up
for re-election. Remember this in two years.
Those three need to be replaced if they have
so little concern for how they spend the tax-
payers' money. The fourth has already been
defeated in this year's primary.

Pill problem
I saw the article in the paper about the
pill problem in Florida being "a runaway
train." The school bust makes you mad on
one hand and breaks your heart on the other.
I guess sometimes it takes seeing it happen
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started when a certain president agreed to
make a dealwith pharmaceutical companies
to let them advertise their products on TV To
"inform the public" of the help they can give
them with their product. I thought that was
what the doctors are for. Now we're find-
ing out about some hidden costs. Every lazy
American with a TV now had an excuse for
everything. If you don't feel like getting out
of bed, you could find a commercial about a
pill that could fix it. Can't go to sleep, BAM,
we got a pill for it. Can't deal with the facts
of life, we got a pill. Coming off a street drug,
we have it in synthetic form to help you get
off of it but, you have to buy it from us, ours
is better. Before all that happened, it was
kinda of a need to know basis you could say.
If things got really bad for you, you went to
the doctor, told them what was wrong, and
he gave you what you needed. They didn't
get it by sitting on the couch and all of a sud-
den a commercial comes on about a pill and
the symptoms it treats. They think "oh wow,
that's what I got!" Insurance or government
pays for it along with a few other pills that
will "help them cope with life."
Most of the doctors push the pills be-
cause they get kickbacks from the pharma-
ceutical companies. The more they push,
the more they make. Then, after all the
adults started getting them, it was only a
matter of time before the kids started getting
their hands on them, next thing you know,
they're hooked too. Since it's legal most of
the time, the adults are less likely to hide it
from kids. They do learn by what adults do.
It all boils down to greed and laziness by
adults. I guess we see what greed and stu-
pidity sometimes costs us now. The lives of
family and friends, now our kids.
I believe Bill Clinton was president
when the FDA starting allowing pharmaceu-
ticals to advertise on television.
Local law enforcement agencies will
collect old prescriptions on Saturday, Nov.
20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 307 N.W Sixth
Avenue, directly across from the skate park.
If you have old prescriptions, this is a safe
way to dispose of them. Get them out of
your house before a visiting youngster finds
them. And for the pills you do need, invest
in a lock box and keep your pills locked up.
Make sure no one can sneak a few of your
pills when you aren't looking. Six people in
Okeechobee died of prescription pill over-
doses already this year. Those pills are dan-
gerous. Lock them up the way you would a
loaded weapon.


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My elderly parents are on a lot of pre-
scription medications and we worried about
it. They have a lot of visitors and you never
know who is looking for drugs. So we got
daily pill minders and every week I put the
week's worth of medication in the little
containers for each day. Then the rest of
the pills go into a locked box kept hidden
away. Once a week, I refill the weekly con-
tainers so Mom and Dad don't have to fool
with opening the lock box or counting the
pills. Also, we don't keep the pill minders in
the bathroom. So anyone rummaging in the
medicine cabinet will only find band-aids,
toothpaste and antibiotic ointment.

Foul mouths at the ball field
I was at my son's ball practice the other
day, at North Elementary and the kids that
were there with the coach were talking back
and fourth and they were telling each other
to go "F" each other. I hear this type of lan-
guage at all of the games and all of the prac-
tices and I'm tired of it. Last Saturday I was
sitting there watching the game and the guys
in the bleachers said very foul words. People
looked back at them but were afraid to say
anything to them, for fear of a confrontation.
Is there some type of sign that can be posted
at the games saying foul language will not be
tolerated? Or saying that if you are heard us-
ing foul language you will be asked to leave?
How far do we let it go without addressing
it. Before long, they will be talking so awful
that I won't take my kids to the games at all,
much less let them play. I think the coaches
should be responsible for the foul mouths at
practice, and the OCRA should be respon-
sible for the foul mouths at the games.
It is everywhere. Did you see the video
of the tennis match that included the con-
frontation between a woman and young
guy? It started over the guy's language.
There does need to be a law against it in
public places.
It's ridiculous, I am not afraid of ask-
ing someone to not use that language in
front of my kids, but I know that when I do,
since nowadays no one has any respect for
each other, that it's gonna be an argument.
If I'm forced to get physical with someone, I
could lose my job, so I try to keep my mouth
shut. But at what point do I allow someone's
trashy mouth to affect my children? I can
turn off the TV and choose not to go to plac-
es that I feel are inappropriate for my kids,
but the Sports Complex is a FAMILY place
and soon we will be ran out of there too. Of
course my taxes and yours will continue to
fund it.


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purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate itwith our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and compassion.
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October 20. 2010


Letters to the editor


October is Breast Cancer
Awareness month
Ever wonder what the pink ribbons and
pink colors even in the NFL players uni-
forms is all about? It is about making all of
us aware that breast cancer can and does af-
fect everyone! About 1 in every 8 women in
the United States will develop this dreaded
disease over the course of her lifetime! This
year alone 207 thousand new cases of "inva-
sive breast cancer" will be diagnosed along
with over 50 thousand cases of "non-invasive
breast cancer." You think this disease affects
only women? Guess again, every women af-
fected has a husband, a father, a son or a
brother hence, indirectly it also affects every
man. However, it also affects men directly,
for this year alone two thousand cases of
male invasive breast cancer will also be di-
agnosed in the United States.
The good news is that in the last ten years
the incidence of newly diagnosed cases has
decreased about 2 percent. While the medi-
cal community does not know exactly the
reason for this decline, it is believed that the
reduced used of hormone replacement ther-
apy for post-menopausal women has played
an important role in this reduction.
Although forty thousand women are ex-
pected to die from breast cancer, this num-
ber is also a decrease from the numbers in
1991. This decrease is believed to be the
direct result of increased awareness, early
detection through screening and treatment
advances.
So, this month as you go about your
daily routine, and come across the pink rib-
bon, asks yourself this question....Who do
I know that would benefit from early detec-
tion of breast cancer. The answer should be
YOU!
Armando A. Santelices M.D.
Florida Community Health Centers

Halloween celebration
After reading the comments in the "Speak
Out" section of the Okeechobee News, I
felt there needed to be some clarification
about the Halloween Celebration held at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.
This particular event was originally start-
ed after Hurricane Wilma came through
Okeechobee leaving so much debris
throughout the county that the Sheriff and
City Police Chief felt it was too hazardous for
kids to trick or treat and cancelled Hallow-
een trick or treating. Sheriff May, not wanting
the children of our community to miss the
fun of Halloween brought this dilemma to
area organizations and in four days an event
was organized downtown in Flagler Park
with game and activity booths, a costume
contest and plenty of treats for the children
at no cost.
After the event, the positive feedback
from the community and the area busi-
nesses and organizations that set up activity
booths was so overwhelming it was decided
to make this a yearly event. We had a couple
of years of torrential down pouring of rain
during the downtown event, so the Board of
County Commissioners graciously offered
the Agri-Civic Center so that the children of
our community could celebrate Halloween
even in bad weather.


There are a number of residential areas
throughout our city and county with no
street lighting as well as a number of parents
who are weary of their children walking in
congested areas with vehicles driving in and
around other vehicles taking children door
to door, thus making the event safer for all
being held at the Agri-Civic Center.
The Annual Halloween Celebration spon-
sored by Okeechobee Main Street, The Chil-
dren's Services Council of Okeechobee, The
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, The
Board of County Commissioners and the
City Police Department is a fun, safe event
for the children of our community ages 0
through 14. It provides games and activities,
a costume contest, prizes, a haunted trail
and candy and is free to all. Anyone who
would like to participate as a volunteer or set
up an activity booth can do so by mailing
okms(a)mainstreetokeechobee.com or by
picking up a participation form at 111 North-
east 2nd Street. For more information you
can call me, Toni Doyle, Executive Director
of Okeechobee Main Street at 863-357-6246.
Toni Doyle

Political Countdown-2010!
Get Ready Set Go! Yes! All right, politics in
America are a hot topic, rapid fire conversa-
tion and Florida is in the mix again!
Mid-term elections. "Yes we can!" was
President Obama's slogan in 2008. Demo-
crats, Republicans, Independents, Tea Party,
OK, now what?
What really matters is the best candidate.

Artists and crafters needed
Artists and crafters are needed for the
second Annual Art and Craft Show at the
Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137, located
at 9985 Hwy. 441 N. For an application
to show your work, contact Lynn Earley
at 863-697-2443 or email lynn.earley@
gmail.com. The deadline has been ex-
tended to Oct. 31. This show will pay
prize money in both artist and crafter cat-
egories. The event is Nov. 13 & 14, 9-5.


Where do they stand on the issues? All of
the candidates, in local races, U.S. Senate,
Governor, Congress are all saying they are
the one.
It is your individual right/privilege to
vote-make it count.
Don't talk about it, be about it!
Get out and vote. Early voting started Oct.
18. Nov. 2, is election day.
We need American equality, not a divided
America but one United States of America!
"Taking Back America" is the Tea Party
slogan, but taking it back from whom?
A house divided cannot stand. This is not
1940 or 1960. Please let my brother Glenn
Beck and sister Sarah Palin know that diver-
sity is already here! Lord have mercy upon
us! We need to be the people the Lord has
called us to be, people of God!
Again Vote! Don't talk about it, be about
it! Rock the vote 2010!
Brenda Scott
Okeechobee, Poet, playwright, author

Economic Council
opposes Amendment 4
A RESOLUTION OF THE ECONOMIC
COUNCIL OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
INC. OPPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE
FLORIDA CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD
FORCE VOTERS TO DECIDE ALL CHANGES
TO A CITY OR COUNTY'S COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN.
WHEREAS, the State of Florida, including
Okeechobee County, is experiencing an un-
precedented recession; and
WHEREAS, impediments to growth will
undoubtedly prolong that recession; and
WHEREAS, the challenges presented by
growth require that communities embrace
smart growth policies aimed at protecting
our community's quality of life, engender-
ing greater economic prosperity, and build-
ing connected communities; and

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
88. Calm wind becoming north around 5
mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 61. East wind around 5 mph becom-
ing calm.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
85. North northwest wind around 5 mph be
coming calm.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 61. East wind around 5 mph becoming
south southwest.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday night: Mostly clear, with a low
around 61. East northeast wind around 5 mph.


Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the numbers
selected Monday in the Florida Lottery: Cash
3: 0-0-2; Play 4: 4-7-1-3; Fantasy 5: 2-21-23
28-30; Mega Money: 6-21 34-40 MB 18; Flor-
ida Lotto: 7-8-9 12 13 25 X 5; Powerball:
11-12-15-1628 PB 11 x2. Numbers drawn
Tuesday, Cash 3: 2-5-3; Play 4: 8-0-8-3.


WHEREAS, smart growth requires care-
ful planning and direction combined with
a clear and effective means of engaging the
people's voice; and
WHEREAS, Amendment 4 seeks to place
a constitutional amendment before Florida's
voters to amend Article II, Section 7, of the
Florida Constitution, (Title: REFERENDA
REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION AND AMEND-
MENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPRE-
HENSIVE LAND USE PLANS); and
WHEREAS, this amendment poses a
grave threat to Florida's unique quality of
life, the stability of its communities, and the
prosperity of its economy; and
WHEREAS, this amendment will further
disenfranchise millions of Florida's already-
fatigued electorate, paralyze local govern-
ments and cripple local businesses; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by
the Economic Council of Okeechobee that:
SECTION 1:The Board of Directors meet-
ing in Okeechobee, Florida, having dedi-
cated its own policies to advancing smarter
growth, strongly opposes Amendment 4.
SECTION 2: The Economic Council of
Okeechobee urges citizens to vote "NO" on
Amendment 4 when it appears on the bal-
lot.
SECTION 3: The Economic Council of
Okeechobee encourages other local gov-
ernments and community organizations to
adopt resolutions, as appropriate, opposing
Amendment 4.
Approved And Adopted this 24th day of
February, 2010.
Elizabeth A. Maxwell, Chairwoman
Economic Council of Okeechobee
County, Inc.


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Jasmine is a young, spayed Ger-
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shy, sweet and quiet. Jasmine's
adoption fee is $175. She is up to
date on vaccinations, and is also on
heartworm and flea preventative.
For more information on Jasmine or
other adoptable pets at the shelter,
please call 863-357-1104 or check
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October 20, 2010


Community events


Moose Lodge to hold chicken
dinner on Thursday
On Thursday, Oct. 21, The Loyal Order
of Moose, #1753, at 159 N.W. 36th Street
will hold a chicken and homemade noodle
dinner from 6-8 p.m. for only $5 per person.
This is sponsored by the Sports Committee.
Call Bob Williams with questions at 863-
610-2997.


Healthy Start Coalition meets
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on Fri-
day, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in their office, lo-
cated 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, executive director at
the Coalition Office at 863-462-5877.


Obituaries


David 0. Hamrick
BRADENTON -David 0. Hamrick, of Braden-
ton, passed away Oct. 18, 2010.
David was born in Okeechobee, on Aug. 13,
1924. He served with the U.S. Navy during
World War II and Korean Conflict. He retired
from Tropicana where he worked for 35 years
retiring as a Senior V.P and as a Bacteriologist.
He was appointed by three different governors
to six terms on the Florida Citrus Commission,
and was an active member at the First Presby-
terian Church, Bradenton.
David was predeceased by his son, Richard
and daughter, Cynthia, and survived by his wife
of 62 years, Betty; son, Michael (Anita); four
grandchildren, Allison (Roberto), Jeff, Alex
(Erin), and Daniel; and great-grandchildren,
Madison and Connor.
Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
with a service to follow at 11 a.m. at First Pres-
byterian Church of Bradenton.
Memorials can be made to: Hospice of Okee-
chobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL 34973 or
the First Presbyterian Church, 410 15th St. W,
Bradenton, Fl. 34205.
Condolences for the family may be made on-
line at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.

Denise St. Germain Williams, 58
OKEECHOBEE -Denise St. Germain Wil-
liams, age 58, of (li... ii...i. died Monday,
Oct. 18, 2010, at her residence.
A 10 year resident of Okeechobee, she was a
member of the Ft.
Drum Community
Baptist Church. She
was a very loving
and caring mother
who enjoyed bak-
ing, gardening and
was "crazy" about
her cats.
Preceded in death
by her father, Albert
St. Germain, she is
survived by her hus-
band of 31
years, Steve; mother, Jean Osborne
of Sebring; daughter, Deena Jean Williams of
Okeechobee; and sister, Alicia (John) Dyce of
Lorida, Fla.
A memorial service will be conducted at the
Buxton-Seawinds Chapel at Abundant Blessings
Church, 4550 Hwy 441 N, at 3:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day, Oct. 21, 2010, with Pastor Fred Hodges of
the Ft. Drum Community Baptist Church offi-
ciating.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Hwy 441 N., (,i., . i,- i. FL, 863-357-7283.


Marsha L. Hair, 46
OKEECHOBEE -Marsha L. Hair, age 46, died
October 15, 2010, at home surrounded by fami-
ly. Relocating from Ohio, she was a resident of
(i.. i,- ... - for 31
years.
Her pastimes in-
cluded reading and
movies, but the love
of her life was her
family and friends.
She was preceded
in death by her fa-
ther, Thomas
McFadden.
Survivors include
her husband of 17
years, Gen-
eral William "Beau" Hair III; sons,
Blake (Chelsea) Sippert of Melbourne, Fla., Gen-
eral William Hair IV of ( -i. .. i, daughter,
Montana Hair of (i., ili parents, Phillip
and Judy Noel of Okeechobee; and siblings,
Debbie (Mitch) Cushman of Willow Spring, N.
C., Phillip Noel, Jr. of (., ... , Terry (Larry)
White of Royal Palm Beach, Jodie (Al) Cornell
of West Palm Beach, Scott (Robin) Schumann,
Thomas McFadden, Monica (Rich) Scharsch-
midt, all of Columbus, Ohio, Mark (Adriana)
Noel of Longwood, Fla., and Brett (Lori) Noel of
Jourdanton, Tex. She is also survived by an
aunt, uncle and a host of cousins, nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m., Saturday,
Oct. 23, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses, 8250 Hwy. 70 W, ( i, i .. Fla.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550 Hwy.
441 N., (i. . .. FL, 863-357-7283.


Hospice plans yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard
sale on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct.
22 from 8 a.m. until noon, at the corner of
SE Four' Street and SE Third Avenue. Hos-
pice also accepts donated items weekdays
between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. or by appoint-
ment. For information call 467-2321 or see
the web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.
con.
American Legion to host
Sunday Bingo night
American Legion Post 64 will begin hold-
ing Sunday Night Bingo beginning Oct. 24,
at 6:30 p.m., depending on player participa-
tion of 25 players. If we do not have the min-
imum amount of players, we will play one
session to give away monies held from last
years Bingo and disband further Bingo nights
on Sunday night. For details call American
Legion Post 64 at 863-763-2950.

Masonic Lodge to host
Sunday breakfast
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge will host a
Sunday breakfast on Oct. 24, from 8 until 11
a.m. The public is welcome and carry outs
are available. The breakfast menu includes:
eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, pancakes, bis-
cuits and gravy, juice and coffee for just $6.
The breakfast is held the second and fourth
Sunday of every month.


BHR VFW to host

Octoberfest Party
The VFW Post Buckhead Ridge on Rt. 78
W. will host an Octoberfest party on Satur-
day, Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with mu-
sic, good food, games and dancing. Music
by Wes and Debbie.

Okeechobee County 4-H
Annual Fundraiser BBQ
Okeechobee County 4-H is holding their
annual BBQ Fundraiser Dinner on Oct. 25,
at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Caf-
eteria. 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 or-
ders of five dinners or more outside the city
limits). For advance orders call the Exten-
sion Office at 863-763-6469 and on the Oct.
25, call 863-634-3327 or 863-801-1606.

Orchid Club to meet
The Okeechobee Orchid Club will meet
Monday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Extension
Center 458 Highway 98 N. The Garden Club
will meet at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite orchid
to show or a problem orchid to discuss. For
more information call the Extension Office
at 863-763-6469.


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Trio charged in armed home invasion robbery


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three local men have been arrested and
charged with allegedly
breaking into a woman's
home, threatening her and
her baby at gunpoint and
then robbing her of over
$300 in cash.
Charged with armed
home invasion robbery
with a firearm were: Mi-
chael Daniel Martinez, Michael D.
29, N.W 46th Ave., David Martinez
James Meara, 19, N.E. 31st
Terrace, and Brad Thomas
Clay, 19. All three are being
held without bond in the
Okeechobee County Jail.
Martinez, who was ar-
rested at gunpoint during
a traffic stop at the traffic
light on U.S. 441 and S.R.
70 Saturday, is also charged David James
with the felony of driving Meara
while license suspended -


habitual offender. His bond on that charge
has been set at $2,500.
"We needed to get them off the street,"
said case officer Detec-
tive Ted Van Deman of the
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO). "These
guys had no conscience to
point a gun at a baby and
its momma."
According to the de-
tective, the victim and her
Brad Thomas baby were asleep on a
Clay couch in their home when
she was awakened by a
noise. When she looked up, she saw three
men coming in through the kitchen door.
The men were wearing dark clothing and
dark bandanas around their faces, said De-
tective Van Deman.
After entering the home Martinez report-
edly pointed a black automatic handgun at
the woman, who had her 18-month old baby
in her arms, and demanded money. The de-
tective said the men made off with $380 in
cash and the woman's $200 cell phone.


A 5-year-old child was asleep in her bed-
room at the time.
Detective Van Deman said the cash was
spent and the phone was apparently de-
stroyed.
"All three men are documented gang
members under the Folk Nation," pointed
out the detective.
He went on to say that the plan was initi-
ated by Clay because he was trying to raise
enough money to bond his girlfriend out of
the county jail. She had been arrested on a
charge of driving while license suspended.
Clay, continued the detective, thought he
may be going to prison because he knew
a violation of probation warrant had been
issued for his arrest. He was reportedly ar-
rested for failing to return leased property,
let out of jail on bond then violated his pro-
bation, said the detective.
Clay apparently got out of jail two days
before his girlfriend went to jail, and she
went to jail the night before the robbery.
Detective Van Deman said Clay was want-
ing to spend time with her before he went
to prison.


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).
Michael Clayton Stewart, 30, S.E. 33rd
Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 14
by Deputy Bart Potter on a charge of tamper-
ing with a state witness. His bond was set at
$20,000.
Timothy James Maldonado, 34, N.W
40th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct.
15 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a St.
Lucie County warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation driving under the influ-
ence. He is being held without bond.
William Vernon Martin, 39, N.E. 131st
Lane, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 15
by Deputy John Fisher on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with failure to
return leased property. His bond was set at
$2,500.


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Britney June Stefans, 18, S.E. 23rd
Court, Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16
by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with aggravat-
ed battery. Her bond was set at $25,000.
Marc Anthony Dipace, 39, N.W 280th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 16 by
Deputy Tammy Serafini on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him with failure
to appear petit theft (two counts) and fail-
ure to appear dealing in stolen property
(two counts). He is being held without bond
on those charges. He was also arrested on
another Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with failure to appear attaching un-
assigned tag. His bond was set at $2,000 on
that charge.
Charles Dewey Lavigne, 68, N.W 98th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17 by
Deputy Tammy Serafini on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation possession of a controlled
substance without a valid prescription. He is
being held without bond.


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Deborah Ezinski Schumacher, 55, N.W
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17
by Deputy Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with violation
of probation forgery, violation of probation
- uttering a forged instrument and violation
of probation grand theft. Her bond was set
at $951.75.
Frederic Charles Holecek, 31, N.W
258th St., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 17
by Deputy Michael Hazellief on charges of
burglary and grand theft. His bond was set
at $5,000.
Maite Padron Pino, 40, N.W 25th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 18 by Dep-
uty Charles Vandercook on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with trafficking
in cannabis. Her bond was set at $30,000.
This column lists arrests and not con
evictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone
listed here who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed and printed.


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"He was telling people he needed to
commit a robbery because he needed the
money," the detective added.
The detective said Clay and Meara were
already in the jail when Martinez was arrest-
ed Saturday. Once he was in custody, Clay
and Meara were arrested on Detective Van
Deman's warrants. They were not arrested
for the robbery sooner because there was
the possibility they would have alerted Mar-
tinez, added the detective.
Detective Van Deman said Meara had
originally been arrested on a misdemeanor
charge of petit theft and then released on
bond. However, the bondsman for some
reason revoked the bond and Meara was
put back in jail.
"I don't know what he did to get his bond
revoked, but I'm glad it happened," said the
detective.

Correction
In a story printed on page 8 of the Sun-
day, Oct. 17, Okeechobee News some in-
formation under the headline "Two killed in
U.S. 441 N. crash" was incorrectly reported.
The two people killed in the crash were ac-
tually riding in the back seat of a 1991 Sat-
urn, not the 2009 Pontiac. Also, the force of
the impact reportedly cut the Saturn in half
and not the Pontiac as stated in the article.
We apologize for the errors.


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Cowboys for Christ


meets tomorrow night


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have their children's clothes closet
open from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 20
and 27 at no cost to those in need. For more
information or to donate clothes, call Ada at
863-697-8539. The ladies of Grace Brethren
will host a pre-Christmas craft bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in
the fellowship hall behind the Okeechobee
Christian Academy at 701 S. Parrott Ave.
Anyone wishing to have a booth, please
contact Elaine at 863-763-7800.
Cowboys for Christ will meet Thurs-
day, Oct. 21 at Basinger Community Cen-
ter. Guest speaker will be Brother Charlie
Watts of Venus. A potluck supper will start
at 6 p.m. followed y the service at 7 p.m. For
more information contact Doyle McDuffie at
863-763-2285.
The Radical Youth of Haven of Rest
Church in Cedar Plaza on S.W Third Ter-
race will have a Youth Rally Thursday
through Sunday, Oct. 28 through 31. Ser-
vices Thursday
The Back Porch Church, Believer's
Fellowship, First Baptist Church of
Basinger, D.C. Ranch, Church of Our
Saviour Episcopal Church and First
United Methodist Church are sponsoring
bake sales beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 30 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at Winn Di-
xie. The proceeds from the bake sales will
go to Big Lake Missions Outreach Food
Pantry to feed local children of single moth-
ers.
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrot Ave. will host an Old Fashioned
Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. Enjoy handmade crafts, holiday deco-
rations, white elephants, Christmas gifts,
and recycled serviceable items. Also, there
will be baked goodies of all kinds, for more
information call Eleanor Newhouse at 863-
763-6928.
The First United Methodist Women
of Okeechobee are having their Annual
Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to
1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hal at 200 N.W
Second St. You will find a variety of crafts,


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quilted items, knives, nuts, baked goods,
whit elephant items and a silent auction.
Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be avail-
able from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. Proceeds will go
to mission projects, national and abroad.
Trust Quartet, singing Gaither style
four-part harmony is scheduled to perform
in concert on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Basinger
Christian Brethren Church on C.R. 700A
in Basinger. The exciting Trust Quartet, a
Florida based, Nashville recorded group, will
perform their enthusiastic approach to some
of Gospel's finest songs. Trust not only has
great harmony but also a unique ministering
ability with song. You will not want to miss
this opportunity to enjoy a great concert.
Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist
Church, 412 N.W Sixth St. is having a series
of meetings "Unlocking Revelation Proph-
esy Expo" each Friday, Saturday and Sunday
evening through Nov. 19. All meetings are at
7:15 p.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901
S.W Sixth Street, offers religious education
classes for children and youngsters. Regis-
trations for C.C.D. (Catholic Christian Doc-
trine) are now being accepted. Classes for
all grades including kindergarten through
ninth grade are held every Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For more infor-
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Oakview Baptist Church celebrated its 25th
anniversary with the theme, "The Best is yet
to Come."
The celebration began with youth soccer
games and sports complex ground breaking
on a perfect Saturday morning. Former youth
minister, Wayne Whitaker, spoke about the
importance of continuing the youth minis-
try; and music was provided by the Oakview
Youth Band. Plans for the sports complex
fields and courts were prominently displayed
while everyone enjoyed grilled hotdogs after
the games ended.
On Saturday evening, Oakview's history
was shared by charter member Carolyn
Grigsby. She noted that the church began
with a small group of 26, meeting in the
home of Paul and Nell Nichols. Some of
the church's most difficult times were dur-
ing the hurricane season of 2004 when the
sanctuary's trusses failed, and services were
held in a variety of locations for 18 months
until the roof was replaced.
Dr. John Sullivan, Executive Director of
the Florida Baptist Convention, provided
both humor and encouragement for the fu-
ture. His words regarding why people attend
church or not were inspirational.
The evening ended with everyone enjoy-


ing homemade ice cream and cookies.
Sunday morning services opened in
prayer by Darrell Bailey, former Oakview
administrator. Next, Rev. David Moore, now
with the Florida Baptist Convention, shared
exciting times at Oakview from his tenure as
minister of education.
Oakview's previous pastor, Dr. John
Keith, related some of the church's past us-
ing verses from Exodus which demonstrat-
ed God's guidance through difficult times.
He also referenced the importance of being
willing to change.
Current pastor Dr. John Garrison, con-
cluded the morning service by using scrip-
ture from Philippians and urging moving
forward toward the future and "reach forth
to those things which are ahead."
Former pastor Rev. T. E. Robinett, now in
his 90s, closed with a strong prayer of en-
couragement.
An excellent dinner was served; and ev-
eryone was able to visit, catch up and share
memories from the past 25 years. Slides
form Oakview's fun times were shown
throughout the meal, and 25 years of scrap-
books were on display.
It was a GREAT weekend, and Oakview is
anticipating the next 25 years and "The Best
is Yet to Come."


Special to the Okeechobee News/Oakview Baptist Church
Sports complex ground breaking
On Sept. 25 Oakview Baptist Church held a ground-breaking ceremony for their
new sports complex. Taking part in the ceremony were (left to right) Bill Bartlett,
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Central Elementary School selected Students of the Week for the week of Oct.
11-15. These students were chosen for their exemplary behavior, positive
attitudes and academic excellence. Congratulations goes to: kindergarten
students, Jayda Cabrera, Meganella Ernest, Aiden Decas, Charle Van Eman,
Dakota Lamb, Emma Anthony, Nayelia Ochoa-Galvan; first grade students,
Aleah Pritchard, Isabela Saucedo, Luke Moreno, Layla Edmonds, Logan
Rhoden, Jayla Hayes; second graders, Ingrid Coreas, Natalie Ochoa, Saint
Barbosa, Angelo Hannon, Lauren Sills, Edwin Santos; third grade students,
Ashley Snyder, Jennifer Salas, Julian Tinajero, Anashia Rochelle, Axel Gal-
van, Roderick Williams, David Adams; fourth grade students, Blanca Gaona,
Michael Harvey, Sergio Gonzalez, Jasmine Lamb, and Daniel Yanez.


Special to the Okeechobee News/CES

Readers in disguise
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, students and teachers at Central Elementary prepared
for Readers of the Caribbean by dressing like pirates. That evening, children
and their parents enjoyed a night of pirate activities to help them learn what
they can do at home to practice important reading skills. They learned how to
cut words apart, choose a book that is "just right," read with expression and
fluency. They also learned to predict what would happen next and to visual-
ize the story. Everyone had a great time. Mrs. Watt enjoyed being a pirate for
the day.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Teresa Chandler
Over 90 teens attend
Teresa Chandler coordinated a teen dance on Oct. 15. The dance was at-
tended by over 90 students! The proceeds from this dance will be donated
to Communities in Schools and Hospice of Okeechobee. Dances are made
possible by the following sponsors: DP Productions (DJ), Dominos, Ding-A-
Ling Deli, Gordon & Doner, Okeechobee County School Board, City Police,
Sheriff May, East Coast Signs, Wemmer Family Orthodontics, Best Western,
Beef 'O' Brady's, WOKC, Okeechobee News, Lake Motors, Quality Tees and
the many volunteers!


Okeechobee News


October 20, 2010







Okeechobee man accused of doctor shopping


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been arrested
on charges of doctor shopping after he alleg-
edly received a total of 570 prescription pills
from two doctors in a period of seven days.
Preston Gene Woods, 25, N.W 20th Ave.,
was arrested Sept. 28 on three counts of
obtaining a prescription by fraud. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $22,500. Jail records indicate
that he has been released on bond.
According to an arrest report by a detec-

Magistrate sets
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
On Tuesday, Oct. 19 Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Lois
Nichols set deadlines for three properties to
come into compliance.
Code enforcement officer Beth Albert
stated that N. & A Real Estate had done
nothing to remove household goods or unli-
censed vehicles from their S.W 19th Avenue
property. Therefore the real estate company
was given until Nov. 10 to clean up the prop-


VOTE
Continued From Page 1
missioners in two districts. In District 2
Republican Bryant Culpepper is running
against Democrat Gene Woods. Democrat
Terry Burroughs is challenging incumbent
Republican Joey Hoover for the District 4
seat.
As of Monday there were 18,501 regis-
tered voters in the county. Of that total, 6,010
are Republicans, 9,675 are Democrats and
2,816 have other political affiliations.


STUDENTS
Continued From Page 1
Some other students were arrested on
misdemeanor charges but their names were
not released.
After the initial arrests, Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May said the operation
had been in the works for about 18 months.
He said undercover officers from agencies in
other jurisdictions posed as drug buyers and
bought drugs from students.
Some of the alleged buys were reportedly
made on the OHS campus.
According to a detective with the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, who was
close to the investigation, pills were sold for
$1 to $15 each.
Some of the prescription pills allegedly
sold were: alprazolam, percocet, hydromor-
phone, darvacet, vyzanse, adderall, hydro-
codone and xanax.
The detective said the students are get-
ting the pills from family members and other
students.


tive with the Okeechobee Narcotics Task
Force, Woods had signed pain management
contracts with two different doctors in Fort
Lauderdale and was receiving pills from
both. Neither doctor knew that Woods was
receiving prescriptions for the same medica-
tions from another doctor.
The report states that on Aug. 24 Woods
received a script for 180 roxicodone, 60 oxy-
codone and 60 alprazolam pills from the first
doctor in Fort Lauderdale. He filled two of
the scripts at a local pharmacy, and the third
prescription at a pharmacy in Indiantown.


Then, onAug. 31, Woods
reportedly went to the sec-
ond Fort Lauderdale doctor
and was given scripts for
180 roxicodone, 60 oxy-
codone and 30 alprazolam
pills. These prescriptions
were filled at an Okeecho-
bee pharmacy, stated the Preston
detective's report. Both Woods
doctors gave the detective
copies of their pain contracts that had been
signed by Woods, added the report.


deadlines for code compliance


erty or they could be fined up to $250 a day.
Colleen Weeks had been cited for hav-
ing an unlicensed shed on her N.W 172nd
Court property. She said the shed was on the
property when she purchased the property
last year and she was working on getting it
removed. The special magistrate gave her
until Jan. 13, 2011 to remove the shed.
Angela L. Kovalsky a/k/a Angela Lynn Var-
son had been ordered to bring her S.W 21st
Street property into compliance by having


ROBBERY
Continued From Page 1
and it was his intention, if the victim didn't
give him the money, to use one of the bullets
to kill the victim," said Detective Saum.
Alceme then left the business, filled up
the dark blue Ford Crown Victoria he was
driving and went to Palm Beach, the de-
tective added. Alceme returned to his girl-
friend's home on S.E. 32nd Terrace around
7 p.m. that evening.
OCPD Senior Road Patrol Officer Skip Ed-
dings saw the blue Crown Victoria Monday
morning and ran a check on the four-door
sedan to find out if it was the vehicle being
sought. The driver, stated an OCPD arrest af-
fidavit, appeared to be balding and had long
dreadlocks which matched the description
of the robbery suspect.
After back-up units arrived, the car was
stopped on U.S. 414 N. and Alceme was
taken into custody without incident.
Detective Saum said the Palm Beach
County native has no history of committing


all repair work done by Oct. 14. Mrs. Albert
said that plans has been submitted for the
repair work and the building inspector be-
lieved a final inspection could be held by the
end of the week.
Ms. Kovalsky was given until Nov. 10 to
come into compliance.
The properties of Darrell and Elizabeth
Brown and John Keith Cook were found to
be in compliance and those cases were not
heard.


violent crimes, but he does have a history ot
traffic offenses. Alceme moved to Okeecho-
bee two to three months ago and has been
living with his girlfriend, Detective Saum
pointed out.
Although Alceme was allegedly driving
his girlfriend's car Friday, she will not be
charged.
Detective Saum and OCPD case officer
Detective J.P. Zeigler both agreed that the
quality of the laundromat's security video
helped to identify Alceme.
"There was a distinct possibility we
would have had a much harder time making
the case," said Detective Saum. "The superb
quality of the video was key in solving this
case. The better the quality of video equip-
ment, the better the pictures come out. And
the better the pictures, the better the chance
we have of identifying the suspect quicker."
Detective Saum said the gun Alceme used
was checked and it was not stolen.
He added that none of the money has
been recovered.
When asked if he believed Alceme's
statement about his intentions to kill the vic
tim, Detective Saum's answer was quick and
simple: "Absolutely!"


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County may revisit injection well settlement


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Commissioners
covered a variety of issues on Thursday, Oct.
14 in a meeting which lasted into the after-
noon. They discussed litigation, right of way
abandonment, land swaps and rewriting
regulations.
County Attorney John Cassels discussed
revisiting the settlement on the injection well
at the sports complex. In a costly situation
that went on for several years, the county
tried to repair a faulty injection well and then
ending up paying a large settlement to the
well driller. A recent report by the hydroge-
ologist hired by the county to close the well
disclosed information that caused some
commissioners to think that maybe the well
driller was at fault.
Commissioner Clif Betts suggested the
county cut its losses and move on.
"It is settled and we are out of the busi-
ness," he said.
Commissioner Joey Hoover stated that
county has spent over a half million dollars
on the well.
"It's not my money," he said. "It is tax-
payers' money. I wonder if the citizens of
Okeechobee County are willing to write
off half a million dollars. This is a smoking
gun."
"I'm not comfortable with asking taxpay-
ers to throw away more money," said Mr.
Betts.
"There is a cost in trying to prove your
case," said Mr. Hoover. "I had a hard enough
time swallowing the settlement. There is
nothing to show for what was paid. I don't
feel comfortable walking away."
Commissioners Ray Domer and Margaret
Helton were in favor of pursuing the matter
further.
Mr. Cassels was tasked with gathering
evidence and making a recommendation to
the board as to whether or not he felt there
was a reasonable likelihood a court would
set aside the settlement.
In related actions the board approved
expenditure of $5,525.50 to Arcadis for addi-
tional work in connection with the injection
well abandonment and $10,950 to Diversi-
fied Drilling Corporation for additional work
on the injection well abandonment.
Usually abandonment of street and alley
rights of way is a routine matter. The first
one considered by the board followed the
usual pattern. Without comment the board
followed staff recommendation to abandon
certain rights of way in Basinger.
The other abandonment request involve
ing an alley running southward from S.W
Eighth Street west of S.W 13th Avenue was
more complicated. There was objection
from one of the adjoining property owners.


The board heard statements from several af-
fected property owners and the applicant's
attorney. Since it appeared there was dis-
agreement among affected property own-
ers, after considerable discussion, the board
tabled the issue until Nov. 18 to allow the
property owners to work out their differ-
ences.
Turning to another matter, commission-
ers swapped one plot of land for another.
Originally Okeechobee Utility Authority
deeded a plot of land on its S.W 16th Av-
enue property to the county for a radio
tower site. That site proved to be unsuitable
because it was a wetland so another plot of
land slightly to the south on that same prop-
erty was selected for a tower site. The utility
gave the second plot of land to the county
and the county returned the first plot to the
utility. In another move related to the radio
system commissioners assigned their con-
tract 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.
Mr. Cassels was tasked with looking at the
county's regulations dealing with setbacks
for land application of treated residuals and
making recommendation for the updating
or revising.
Mr. Domer, who is in the well drilling
business, had volunteered to drill a well at
the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center.
That topic was brought up again at the end
of the meeting. Mr. Domer said he would
drill the well as soon as he could.
Mr. Hoover once again brought up the
topic of the 100 acres of land Waste Manage-
ment is contractually bound to provide to
the county. Mr. Bonner said he was still wait-
ing to hear from Jeff Sabin of Waste Man-
agement and would follow up. Mr. Hoover
said he would consider acreage, cash or a
combination of both. He just wanted to see
some kind of action.
Ms. Margaret Helton said she wanted
monthly financial statements from the con-
stitutional officers.
In other action, the board
approved certificates for private ambu-
lance services in the county;
approved a change order in the emer-
gency operations center project, which is
currently under budget, in the amount of
$9,380.98, and extended the contract date
14 days due to rain delay;
approved a change order on the Lamb
Island Bridge project in the amount of
$4,129; and
released from consideration the leas-
ing of state owned land in New Okeechobee
Heights and Okeechobee Gardens.
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IRSC Okeechobee Campus to host open house event

The Life Long Learning Institute at IRSC is hosting an open house at the Okeechobee
campus on Friday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The LLI offers educational programs,
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October 20, 2010 Okeechobee News


Girls golf team finishes


fourth in district tourney


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School girls' golf
team finished in fourth place at the District
17-2A Girls Golf District Tournament Mon-
day at the Martin County Golf and Country
Club in Stuart.
Okeechobee scored 424 as a team and
had two golfers qualify for next weeks re-
gional in Vero Beach. The Region 6-2A tour-
nament will be at the Vero Beach Country
Club next Monday.
Emily Raulerson and Samantha Har-
rell will represent Okeechobee in the re-
gional match. Harrell defeated teammate
Raychel Rabon in a playoff after both shot


103. Raulerson shot 102 over the 18-hole
course. Kailey Hoover shot 116 and Katlyn
Haymond shot 117.
Jensen Beach won the district tourna-
ment with a team score of 342. The team
had the individual district champion as well
Lucy Robson who shot 79.
Vero Beach finished second and Martin
County finished in third place, seven strokes
ahead of the Lady Brahmans. Three teams
qualify from each district this year.
Okeechobee was better than Sebastian
River, Fort Pierce Central, Port St. Lucie,
South Fork and St. Lucie West Centennial,
and had their best ever finish at a District
tournament.


YMS soccer team beats Sebastian


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Yearling Middle School's soccer team im-
proved to (9-0) with an impressive 5-1 vic-
tory over the Sebastian Sharks on Monday in
Indian River County.
Saul Rios and Wilson Barahona both
scored two goals and Alberto Diaz added the
fifth goal for Yearling.
Coach Erick Rios said he was very
pleased with how the team played on Mon-
day, "So far this has been the most solid soc-


cer season in the history of Yearling Middle
School."
Rios said he personally congratulates all
of the players for their great effort this year.
Yearling looks to secure an undefeated sea-
son on Friday when they host Storm Grove
Middle School in a make-up match due to
rainy weather earlier this year. Match time is
4:30 p.m.
"The soccer team has had very consis-
tent victories over every opponent this year,
I congratulate them," Rios added.


Boys golf team in district tournament


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School boys' golf team
missed out on a third consecutive trip to the
Regional Tournament when they finished
fourth at the District 17-2A Tournament
Monday at Sailfish Point Golf Club in Hobe
Sound.
Okeechobee shot 322 as a team led by
Richard Donegan who shot a 1-over par 73.
He qualified as an individual for the regional
next week.
"It was just one of those days where noth-
ing went right," Brahman Golf Coach Kenny
Buckner said, "We felt we could have scored
better than we did."
Tyler Platt shot 82, Tim Gray shot 83, and
Mike Watson shot 84 for Okeechobee. Vero
Beach won the tournament with a team
score of 297. Jensen Beach finished sec-
ond at 311. Martin County shot 313 to finish
third.
Coach Buckner said Okeechobee had de-
feated Martin County last week with a score
of 144. He added the Tigers lost one of their
top golfers a few weeks ago which weak-
ened their team a little.
"If we caught a few breaks here and there
we would still be playing," Buckner said, "I


think some of the kids thought we would
automatically make the regional. They failed
to consider the fact that other teams would
get better."
Buckner said he had three golfers ca-
pable of shooting 80 or below but only one
came through.
"They are veteran golfers. There was no
reason they couldn't shoot those scores.
They'll give some excuses but that team had
more facilities and advantages than any oth-
er golf team we've ever had, including the
one that won districts in 1999," he added.
Buckner said Donegan played an out-
standing round against the best players on
the Treasure Coast. Donegan was just two
shots behind the District Champion Dylan
Koster of Sebastian River. Donegan finished
tied for fifth place in the District.
"With a little luck he could have shot 70.
He had one hell of a match. He stuck with
the top players in the area," Buckner added.
Donegan was 3-under par through eight
holes and then ran into some tough luck with
three consecutive bogies from the ninth thru
the 11th hole. Donegan, only a junior, will
return to take aim at a district title next year.


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Taylor Creek Bass Club holds free kids fishing festival

"NO Cost" kid's fishing event P.OBox3179; Okeechobee, FL 34973-3179 be- container of worms. Each child will pick a fish- *' -
fore Oct. 22. Registration at the event will be ing spot along the shore of the stocked pond to
on Oct. 31 for ages 4 to 14 possible for those not able to pre-register. try their luck at catching the biggest and most
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a "Casting Competi- fish in their age group. Trophies and prizes will
Taylor Creek Bass Club, with the support tion" will be held. Following instructions given be awarded in each age group. No personal .


of several local businesses, is pleased to spon-
sor its 25th annual, Lee McAllister Memorial,
Free "Kids Day Fishing Festival." The Fishing
Festival will be held at the Agri-Civic Center on
Sunday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry
will be from Hwy. 710 only.
Entry forms (also printed here) are avail-
able with drop boxes at local schools, tackle
shops, businesses and restaurants. Participants
are encouraged to pre-register by drop box or
by mailing forms to Taylor Creek Bass Club;


by the members of Taylor Creek Bass Club and
a practice period, girls and boys ages, 7-10 and
11-14 are invited to test their fishing skills at
casting to targets. Rods and reels will be pro-
vided. Winners will receive a rod and reel. All
contestants will receive a certificate of partici-
pation.
A "Live Fishing Competition" begins at 1
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center back pond. Girls
and boys ages 4-6, 7-10 and 11-14 will be given
(and may keep) a fully-rigged cane pole and a


fishing tackle, rods or reels may be used.
Each child participating will receive a gift
and be given tickets for one soft drink and two
hot dogs. Additional drinks and hot dogs for
adults and children will be available at a nomi-
nal cost. In the interest of safety and comfort,
law enforcement and emergency medical
personnel and port-a-potties will be present.
A parent or guardian must accompany each
child.
For more information call, Dave Stout of the
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc. at 863-467-2255.


The kids with the strings of fish caught
them in the live fishing competition us-
ing the fully-rigged cane poles they can
keep.


These are past winners of the Kids Day Fishing Festival. The kids with the awards
earned them in the casting competition.

REGISTRATION FORM
Taylor Creek Bass Club, Inc.
25th Annual Kids' Day Fishing Festival
October 31, 2010 Okeechobee AG Center
CONTESTANTS:
Name Age
Address_
Phone
A Responsible Adult must accompany the participants!

The contestants, parents or guardians hereby agree to idemnify and hold harmless
all members, officers and officials of Taylor Creek Hass (Club and Okeechobee Ag Center for
any liabilities and/or damages arising from the contestants participation in the Kids' Day
Fishing Festival.
Signed D__-___ ___ I _ale
MAIL RF I..IGTR.\T1 ION 4J11-MI B <(t It ltER 22, 2010 to
laylor Creek Bass Club, PO BOX 3179. Okeechobee, FI. 34973-3079
Or drop off at The Okeechobee News Office,
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OHS Volleyball team beats Suncoast


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School pounded District
14-4A contender Suncoast at home Tuesday in
a victory that appears to show Okeechobee is
good enough for another trip to the state re-
gional tournament this year.
Okeechobee defeated the Lady Chargers
25-7, 25-16, and 25-19 to improve to (14-3) on
the season. Sarah Davis had a nice all around
game with 13 assists, five kills and three ser-
vice aces. Rebekah Bryan had seven kills and
three service aces. LeAnna Cotton had 15 as-
sists and nine kills.
"It was a solid performance that puts us


second in the district," Coach Todd Jones said.
He said the team made few errors and made
several sparkling plays. The team had five er-
rors and 12 service aces.
"Our goal is to have a 2-1 ratio in those ar-
eas and when we do that we win matches,'
he added.
The team had 32 kills and only 14 unforced
errors.
Okeechobee will host the always tough
Martin County Tigers next Tuesday night. They
wrap up the regular season with senior night
next Thursday against Vero Beach High School.
Varsity matches begin each night at 6:30 p.m.
and Junior Varsity matches at 5:30 p.m.


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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 Crcuit 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 Juy
Assembly Room, Second Floor, Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, 312
N.W. 3rd Steet 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 partbcpate 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. Lucle,
FL 34986, (772) 8074370 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon re-
ceiving this notification if the time
before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing
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GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
FISCAL YEAR 2010/2011 REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the Grove
Community District will hold Regular Meetngs in the offices at Indian River
State College, Dixon Hendry Campus, Room B111, 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972, at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:
November 2,2010
January 4, 2011
May 3, 2011
September 6, 2011
The purpose of the meetings is to conduct any business coming before the
Board. Meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accor-
dance with the provisions of Florida law. A copy of the Agenda for any ol
the meetings may be obtained by contacting the District Manager at
(561) 630-4922 and/or toll free 1-877-737-4922 five (5) days prior to the
date ofthe particular meeting.
From time to time one or more Supervisors may participate by telephone;
therefore a speaker telephone will be present at the meeting location so
that Supervisors may be fully informed of the discussions taking place. Said
meetings may be continued as found necessary to a bme and place speci
fied on the record.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any mat-
ter considered at these meetings, such person will need a record of the pro
ceedings and such person may need to insure that a verbatim record ofth
proceedings is made at his or her own expense and which record includes
the testmony and evidence on which the appeal is based.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any
person requiring special accommodations or an interpreter to participate at
any of these meetings should contact the District Manager at
(561) 630-4922 or toll-free 1-877-737-4922 at least seven (7) days prior to
the date of the particular meebng.
GROVE COMMUNITY DISTRICT
368856 ON 10/20/2010

I
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Okeechobee County:
Cornerstone Farms Inc, (Cornerstone Farm) 38 NW 5th Street, Homestead,
FL 33030, has submitted Application 101005-28 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 47-00898-W to irrigate 400 acres of agricultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from the Floridian Aquifer and the project is located in
Sections 1, 6, Township 36 South, Range 35 East.
Willaway Cattle and Sod LP, (Willaway Water and Storage Recycling) 30395
NW 72 Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, has submitted Application
100930-26 for modification of Surface Water Management Permit
47-00060-S for 660 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be dis
charged to the Fish Slough and the project is located in Sectons 13, 14,
Township 34 South, Range 34 East.
Abington Holdings Limited (Triple A Ranch Water Storage and Recycling
Project) 1001 South Indian River Drive, Ft Pierce, FL 34950, has submitted
Application 100930-27 for modification of Surface Water Management Per-
mit 47-00223-S for 110 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be dis-
charged to an existing system and the project is located in Section 13,
Township 33 South, Range 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Water Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach,
FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00
PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be ob-
tained by accessing the District's website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting
the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affect
ed persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the
proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the
staff report.
369133 ON 10/20/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 2010-CP-155
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND TERRELL CONNER,
a/k/a RAYMOND T. CONNER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The name of the decedent, the
designation of the court in which the
administration of this estate is pend-
ing, and the file number are indicat-
ed above. The address of the Court
is 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
Flonda 34972. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal
representative's attomey are indicat-
edbelow.
If you have been served with a
copy of this notice and you have any
claim or demand against the dece-
dent's estate, even if that claim is
unmatured, contingent or liquidated,
you must file your claim with the
court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF
A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have claims
or demands against decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
their claims with the court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED
BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED
ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE
NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED
TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S
DEATH.
The date of death of the decedent
is: August 20, 2010.
The date of first publication of this


Notice is September 24, 2010.
Personal Representative:
DOROTHY C. SMITH
3014 SE 25th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
COLIN M. CAMERON
200 N.E. 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-8600
Ha. Bar No. 270441
369097 ON 10/20,27/2010

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 Corporation, 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 btle on the following de-
scribed property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Department or FDEP) gives notice of its intent to issue a Permit
(under FDEP Permit No. 0198641-007-UC) and an associated Administrative Order (under AO # 10-2272) to Ms. Carol
Ann Wehle, Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33406, to allow a request for Department authorization to reactivate the operational testing of a
Class V, Group 7 aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) well system, as part of the Lake Okeechobee and Estuary Recov-
ery (LOER) Plan. The site for the ASR well system is located on South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
land, at the L-63N Canal (Taylor Creek) ASR Facility, located approximately two miles southeast of the City of Okee-
chobee, near the intersection of State Road 710 and the L-63N Canal in southeastern Okeechobee County, Florida
The system is designed and constructed to capture surface water from Taylor Creek (L-63N Canal) during times of
surplus surface water, treat it via gravity separation (using a lined setting pond), and inject it into the receiving zone
of the upper Floridan Aquifer System (FAS), for storage. Upon recovery, water withdrawn from the aquifer will be
aerated and returned to Taylor Creek. Water quality of injected and recovered water shall be monitored. Recovery
will occur when there is a need to supplement the water supply in Lake Okeechobee and coastal estuaries, in order to
maintain desired water levels, salinity, and biological diversity. The ASR facility will be used to recharge and recover
up to 5 million gallons per day (MGD) of surface water from the L-63N Canal into the FAS. The design rate of 5 MGD
is equivalent to a continuous pumping rate of approximately 3,470 gallons per minute (gpm).
The ASR facility, which had been permitted, constructed and operated (cycle tested) by the SFWMD from 1988 to
1990, includes a 24-inch diameter ASR well, identified herein as Well LKOKEE ASR, a dual-zone monitor well, idenb-
fed herein as Monitor Well TCRK-MW, and intake/discharge infrastructure. Both the ASR well and the dual zone
monitor well were constructed in 1988. The ASR well is completed with a storage zone within the Avon Park Forma-
tion; the open hole of this well extends from 1,268 to 1,700 feet below land surface (bls). Monitor Well TCRK-MW
(the dual zone monitor well) was installed approximately 600 feet north of the ASR well. Its lower zone is completed
within the storage interval, extending from 1,275 to 1,800 feet bls, while its upper zone will monitor an overlying
zone in the Flordan aquifer (above the storage interval), extending from 990 to 1,075 feet bls,
To support the reactivation of an ASR system at the site, a single zone monitor well, OKF-106, was constructed within
150 feet of the ASR well, under FDEP Permit Number 0198641-009-UC. This well was installed because SFWMD had
filed a Water Quality Criteria Exemption (WQCE) petition, pursuant to Rule 62-522.500, F.A.C., in support of those
constituents that are not anticipated to meet secondary drinking water standards (e.g., color, iron and aluminum),
and current UIC permitting criteria for projects with a WQCE requires installation of a monitoring well within 150 feet
of the ASR well, to monitor for upward fluid movement. Constructed with a monitor zone extending from 718 to 800
feet bls, this well will monitor the uppermost portion of the Floridan aquifer system (FAS) overlying the ASR storage
zone, and it is close enough to the ASR well (Well LKOKEE ASR) to be potentially impacted by early storage cycles.
If a proposed aquifer exemption (OGC File 09-2863) is granted, then installation of a new storage zone monitor well,
OKF-107, will be required under this proposed construction and testing permit. This additional well will be completed
approximately 2,600 feet from ASR Well LKOKEE ASR. Actual setting depths of OKF-107 will be determined during
construction based on field conditions and only after approval from the Department. This monitor well must be fully
operatonal and ready to be placed into service as a dedicated monitoring well prior to Department authorization to
commence operational testng.

An associated Draft Administratve Order is included with the Draft Permit. The Administrative Order is necessary so
that this new aquifer storage and recovery system may be tested, although exceedences of some ground water stan-
dards may occur, for parameters such as arsenic. The order allows such testing to determine if operation is viable
without further measures taken by the facility, or to allow bme for those measures to be completed. This order shall
be attached to Permit No. 0198641-007-UC, the referenced permit.
The Department has permitbng jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida Statutes and Chapters 62-4, 62-520,
62-528 and 62-550 of the Florida Adminisrative Code. The project is not exempt from permitbng procedures. The
Department has determined that a Construction and Testing Permit and Administrative Order are required for the
proposed work.
The Deparbtent will issue the Permit and Administratve Order with the attached conditions unless a timely petion
for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline
for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Deparbtent's proposed permitting decision may peiton for
an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mal Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000.
Petitions filed by any other persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the public notice or receipt of the written notice, which-
ever occurs first. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
that persons right to request an administrative determination hearing ) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the
Florida Statutes, or to intervene in this proceing and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a
proceeding initiated by another party) will only be at the discretion of the presiding ocer upon the filing of a motion
in compliance with Rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following infor-
mation: (a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number
of the petitioner's representative, if any; each the Department case or identification number and the county in which
the subject matter or activity is located; (b) a statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the De-
partment acton; (c) a statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department action;
(d) a statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) a state-
ment of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action; (f) a concise
statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and states which entitle the petitioner to relief; and (g)
demand for relief (sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the Department to
take).
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Deparbtment's action is based shall state that no such
facts are in dispute and otherwise contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means
that the Deparbntment final acton may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the petitions have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
A party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under Section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes, by filing a
notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the
Office of General Counsel, Mail Station 35, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, and by
fling a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of ap-
peal. The notice must be filed within thirty days after this order is filed with the clerk of the Deparbntment.
The Draft Permit and Draft Administratve Order available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection,
Southeast District office, 400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. Additional information con-
cerning this project may be obtained by contacting Mark A. Silverman, P.G., or Joseph R. May, PG., of this office at
(561) 681-6778 or (561) 681-6691, respectively.
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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-N 000
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
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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 AND JANE 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, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAI-
MANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE 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 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 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,
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 lis pendens must file 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 nobce 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
368185 Okee 10/13, 10/20
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 OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgment Of
Foreclosure dated September 30,
2010, in Case No. 2010-CA-06, in the
Circuit Court of the Nineteenth Judl-
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 Jur 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
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) 807-4370 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, 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.
368583 ON 10/13,20/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CP-27
IN RE: Estate of
GINGER ANN O'NEILL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Formnnal Administration
The administration of the Estate of
GINGER ANN O'NEILL Deceased,
whose date of death was September
29, 2009, and whose social security
number is xxx-xx-1202, Case Num-


ber 2010-CP-27 is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 312 NW 3rd Street, Suite
125 Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's es-
tate, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is: 10/20/2010
Law Office Of
CASSELS & McCALL
BY: JOHN D. CASSELS, JR.
Attorney for Personal Representative
400 NW 2nd Street/PO. Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863) 763-3131
Fla Bar No: 0261521
DEAN O'NEILL
Personal Representative
1605 S US Highway 1, Unit 16-H
Jupiter, FL 33477
368805 ON 10/20,27/2010

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-156
SECURITY BANK, N.A.,
Plainbtiff
V.
EARLE G. FLEET, MICHAEL 0. 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. Albertine, 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 te 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

LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction of stored personal
property, from Okeechobee
Store-N-Lock: to be conducted
at 4129 Hwy 441 South, Okee-
chobee, FL will be held to pay
unpaid storage fees (pursuant to
Section 83.806, Florida Statues).
Public Auction to be held on Oc-
tober 30, 2010 beginning at
10:00 am. The personal property
in the following units will 17Q auc-
tioned. All payments must be
made in full, CASH ONLY, by the
date/time of auction.

TIMOTHY J. HOUGHTEN,
Unit #38
NATASHA R. WILLIAMS,
Unit #164
SIDNEY W. BARBER, Unit #64
369299 ON 10/20,27/10






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000413
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
KARESSA M. FOLSOM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KARESA M. FOLSOM;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KARESSA M. FOLSOM; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS),
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
ANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written defens-
es, if any, in the above proceeding
with the Clerk of ths Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL
33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within thirty days
of e first publication of this No-
bee, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 2, SECOND
REVISED PLAT OF WILCOX
SHORES ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 16, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
If you fall 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 8th day of October, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
Clerk ofthe Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Cler
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administra-
bon no later than seven days prior
to the proceeding at 250 NW
County 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 711; IF
YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
711.
368651 ON 10/20,27/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-358
JDD #1, a Florida Limited Liability
Company,
Plaintiff
vs.
DEWEY LIGHTSEY,etal,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure on Third Mortgage dated
September 21, 2010, and entered in
Case No. 2007-CA-358 of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein DAVID H. FELTENBERGER,
CURT L. GALLATIN, DARRELL M.
GWYNN, EDWARD G. GWYNN, are
the Cross Plainbffs and DEWEY
LIGHTSEY, JANE DOE LIGHTSEY,
wife of Dewey Lightsey, if married,
RUTH LIGHTSEY, JOHN DOE LIGHT-
SEY, husband of Ruth Lightsey, if
married, JOHN and JANE DE #1 as
to Parcel 1, JOHN and JANE DOE #2
as to Parcel 2, BRIDGETTE LOSCHIA-
VO, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, and
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, are
the Cross Defendants I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the Okee-


chobee County Judicial Center, 312
NW 3rd Street, Jury Assembly Room,
Second Floor, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, on the 24th day of Novem-
ber, 2010 at 11:00 A. M., the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, lying and being
situate in Okeechobee County, Flori-
da, to-wit:
A parcel of land lying in and being
a part of Section 6, Township 35
South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida; being more par-
bcularly described as follows:
Commencing at the Northwest cor-
ner of said Section 6; thence bear
South 0101245" West, along the
West line of said Section 6, a dis-
tance of 50.02 feet to a point on
the South right of way line of NW
240th Street (being a 100 foot
wide ,ir I lay); thence bear
North 4 !4 East along said
South right of way line, a distance
of 526.00 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence conbnue to
bear North 89034'14" East along
said South right of way line, a dis-
tance of 1652.00 feet; thence bear
South 0101245" West, along a line
parallel and 2178.00 feet East (as
measured along the North line of
said Section 6), a distance of
1665.00 feet; thence bear South
8934'14" West along a line paral-
lel to the North line of said Section
6, a distance of 1652.00 feet;
thence bear North 0101245" East
along a line parallel to the West
line of said Section 6, a distance of
1665.00 feet to the Point of Begin-
ning.
Parcel containing 2,749,451 square
feet ; 63.12 acres more or less.
Parcel Number
1-06-35-35-0A00-00002-0000
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days of the
sale.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodabon in
order to parbcipate 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. Lucle,
FL 34986 at least 7 days before your
scheduled court appearance, or im-


mediately upon receiving this notifi-
cabon if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less than 7
days; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
DATED this 30 day of Sept., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
COLIN M. CAMERON, ESQ.
200 NE 4th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-763-8600 telephone
863-763-2886 facsimile
368024 ON 10/20,27/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2007-CA-196
THE HOWARD E. HILL
FOUNDATION, INC.,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
ARTHUR STEINBERG, JR., et al.,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Nobce is hereby given that the un-
dersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of Circuit Court of Okeechobee
County, Florida, will on the 17th day
of November, 2010, at 11:00 A.M.,
in the Jury Assembly Room on the
2nd floor of the Okeechobee County
Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Okeechobee County,
Florida, offer for sale and sell at pub-
lic outcry to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, the following described
property situated in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to wit:
Lot 7, OTTER CREEK ESTATES UNIT
1, according to the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 6, Page 29,
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH
A 1993 CHAP double-wide mobile
home, ID Nos. GAFLNO5A09857CH
and GAFLNOB09857CH
pursuant to the final decree of fore-
closure entered in a case pending in
said Court, the style of which is: THE
HOWARD E. HILL FOUNDATION,
INC., v. ARTHUR STEINBERG, JR.,
and the docket number of which is


Number is Case No. 2007-CA-196.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
ATTENTION PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES In accordance
with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodations to par-
ticipate in this proceeding
should contact Court Adminis-
tration no later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at 250
NW Country Club Drive, Port St.
Lucie, Florida 34986; telephone
772-807-4370, or immediately
upon receiving this notification
if the time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days;
if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call 711.
WITNESS my hand and the official
seal of said Court, this 6th day of
October, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circult Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
368418 ON 10/20,27/2010
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-

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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 Plaintffs attorney or immedl-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.


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-
tn 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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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man
was arrested Tuesday on
doctor shopping charges
after he allegedly received
2,035 pain pills from Jan.
29 until Sept. 17.
Sterle Leon McNeil, 46, Sterle McNeil
N.W Fourth St., was arrest-
ed Oct. 19 on five counts
of obtaining a prescription by fraud. He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail un-
der a bond of $50,000.
According to a detective with the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force, McNeil
was seeing two different doctors and re-
ceiving prescriptions for percocet and roxy-
codone 30 mg pain pills.

Community events

Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council
of the Okeechobee County Shared Services
Network will conduct their monthly meeting
on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m. in the board
room of the Okeechobee School Board Of-
fice. Please bring school supplies. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at 863-462-5000,
Ext. 257.

Remembering those lost
to drug, alcohol incidents
On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's De-
partment will host the fourth annual N.O.P.E.
(Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Educa-
tion) Candlelight Vigil at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center located at 1750 Hwy.
98N. 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
to remember those who have been lost to
drug and alcohol related incidents and those
suffering from addiction. Call Connie Curry
with questions at 863-763-3117.

Book Club plans meeting
Friends of he Okeechobee Library Book
Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6
p.m. in the library board room to choose
titles for winter and spring. You're invited to
come and bring your suggestions. A Hallow-
een tea will also be held. For more informa-
tion call Jan Fehrman at 863-357-9980. This
event is free and open to the public.

Clay shoot fundraiser benefit
Please join us for our second Clay
Shoot fundraiser to benefit the mentor
ing programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Okeechobee County on Saturday, Oct. 30,
at Quail Creek Plantation, Hwy. 68 E. Orange
Avenue/5 miles east of Hwy. 441. Rolling
start at 8 a.m., $100 per shooter or $375 per
team includes lunch. Call 863-824-BBBS or
make your reservations online at www.bbb-
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"He was going to a local doctor and a
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The detective said McNeil was getting, on
average, 226 pain pills per month. However,
he was only charged for the months of April,
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Special to the Okeechobee News/EES

Students of the Week
Everglades Elementary students achieving excellence in the classroom for
the week of Oct. 18-22 include: kindergarten students, Ty Easterday, Elise
Marion, William Miller, Cameron Williams, Seth Bohannon, Cameron Ames;
first graders, Alejandra Callejas, Adam Mowery, Yahdira Yanez, Teresa Ramir-
ez, Colten Courson; second grade students, James Lowry, Jasmine Chap-
man, Lanie Jarriel, Katelynn Flores, Carlos Garcia, Layne McPeak; third grad-
ers, Hunter Hulen, Saul Garcia, Jehosafat Tapia, Kassidee Cloud, Josmar
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er Bowers, Mitchell Johnson, Samantha Stone, Tarin Sultana, Kaylan Adams,
and Stephanie Sippert. Congratulations!

Blood donors sought for annual event
Come to the Okeechobee Blood Roundup! Every donor receives a
FREE mini health screening which covers blood pressure, pulse, tem-
perature, blood and diabetes test. You will also learn your blood type and
cholesterol level -- all this while helping to save lives and benefiting your
community. The Okeechobee Blood Round Up will be Saturday, Nov 20, from 9 to 7,
and Sunday, Nov 21, 10 to 6, at the Freshman Campus Auditorium (behind Golden Corral
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