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Vol. 101 No. 129 Wednesday, October 27, 2010


The science of pumpkin preservation
Students at Rock Solid Christian Academy combined holiday fun with sci-
ence, experimenting with different ways to preserve a carved pumpkin, such
as soaking the carved pumpkin in a bleach and water solution. For more on
Halloween activities in the Okeechobee County area, see page 2.


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Trial begins for man


accused of murder


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The trial for accused murderer Brad
Cardell Boswell got under way Tuesday, Oct.
26, with the jury hearing
testimony that Boswell
was not only armed on
March 18, 2009, but he
planned on "hitting a
lick."
Boswell, 29, is ac-
cused of killing Angel
Pulido in his DeBerry
Gardens home, taking a Cardell
jar of change and a black Boswell
Boswell


Dodge Durango sports utility vehicle then
fleeing the scene. He was captured less than
two hours later in Highlands County.
Besides first degree murder with a fire-
arm, Boswell is also charged with two
counts of robbery with a firearm or deadly
weapon, along with one count of burglary
of a dwelling with assault or battery, grand
theft and cruelty to animals.
Yet to stand trial is Boswell's alleged ac-
complice in the case, Hugo Fernando Lo-
pez-Martinez. Lopez, 20, is facing the same
charges.
A third man, Daniel Solomon, 32, has
See BOSWELL Page 18


Okeechobee City council

candidates questioned


The Okeechobee News invited read-
ers to submit questions for the candi-
dates for City Council. There are four
candidates for the three spots that will
be on the Nov. 2 ballot.
What, in your opinion, is the great-
est challenge currently facing the City of
Okeechobee and how would you help
the city to deal with that challenge?


LOWRY MARKHAM: The greatest chal-
lenge currently facing the city is the unem-
ployment rate and high taxes. We need to
bring in more businesses to the city. This
would serve to help provide jobs to the peo-
ple in the community and it would also help
the city tax base.
See ELECTION Page 18


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Halloween Happenings


School plans fall festival
Central Elementary School's Fall Festival
will be Friday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at
the school, 610 S.W Fifth Avenue. There
will be lots of games for the children with
prizes and food. For more information call
863-467-5077.


Fall Hoedown Festival
Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731
Hunter road, in Buckhead Ridge, will have
a Fall Hoedown Festival Saturday, Oct. 30
from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be "Trunk N
Treat," games, music food, and story telling.


Annual Halloween
Celebration Sunday
Okeechobee Main Street in conjunction
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's De-
partment, the City Police Department and
the Board of County Commissioners will
have the annual Halloween Celebration "a
safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treat-
ing" on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. at
the Agri-Civic Center on Hwy. 710.
There will be haunted houses, costume
contest, activities, games, prizes and lots of
candy.
For more information call Okeechobee
Main Street's Executive Director Toni Doyle
at 863-357-6246. All businesses, clubs, orga-
nizations and church groups are encouraged
to join us. Donations of candy and prizes are
greatly appreciated.

VFW plans Halloween Party
VFW #4423 will host a Halloween party
and costume contest on Sunday, Oct. 31,
starting at 6 p.m., with entertainment by
Lisa.


Legion Halloween Party
American Legion Post 64 will host a Hal-
loween Party Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6-10
p.m. There will be a pot luck dinner (bring
your favorite dish), trick or treat bags for the
kids, adult costume contest with first, sec-
ond and third place prizes. Sign up before
8:30 p.m., prize money awarded at 9 p.m.


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Picking a pumpkin
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picking a pumpkin last week at the Methodist church pumpkin patch, 200
N.W. Second Street. Pumpkins are available in a wide variety of sizes and
price ranges. The honor system is used when the church office is not open,
and payment may be left in the mail slot. A sign states: "We may not be here,
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October 27, 2010 Okeechobee News


Local business goes up in flames


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue and
Okeechobee City Firemen battled for close
to six hours to put out a commercial build-
ing blaze at Trico Supply at 2900 S.W 3rd
Terrace on Saturday morning.
County Fire Chief Nick Hopkins said the
call came in at about 3 a.m. and that the
building was pretty well involved when his
firemen got there. "There was obviously
quite a time delay from when the fire started
to when someone saw it and reported it,"
he said.
The fire report from Lt. Robert Neal said
fire and heavy smoke was showing when
firemen arrived. They attempted an indoor
attack, but were ordered out of the building
due to the danger involved.
"Those metal buildings with metal truss-
es can be dangerous when the metal trusses
get hot because their roofs have a tendency

County's early


voting brisk
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee residents are taking advan-
tage of early voting. As of close of business
Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, a total of 1,204
people had voted since early voting began
on Monday Oct. 18. On Tuesday alone 191
people voted.
Early voting is quick, easy and painless.
Just go to the Okeechobee County Court-
house any day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
through this Saturday. Turn left after going
into the front entrance. There is a sign in the
hallway directing you to the door for early
voting. Be sure to have either an ID card that
has both picture and signature or one pic-
ture and one signature ID. Acceptable forms
of ID include a Florida driver's license, U.S.
Passport, student ID, public assistance card,
debit or credit card, retirement center card,
or neighborhood center ID card.
Individual ballots are coded so that
the voting machine will count each ballot
against the registered voter's precinct.
Remember, photography is not allowed
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to fail. We were careful not to expose our
fire fighters to that danger," Chief Hopkins
added.
There were no injuries reported and the
origin of the fire was listed as a storage room.
Hopkins said while a final cause hasn't been
determined, State Fire Marshalls think it was
caused by electrical problems.
Lt. Neal estimated the damage at


$500,000. Chief Hopkins said the building
was a total loss. Nine fire units with 15 fire-
men responded to fight the fire.
The American Red Cross was also at the
scene to assist firemen.
Firemen returned to the facility later in
the day to put out two rekindles at the build-
ing. An estimated 100,000 gallons of water
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Teen seriously hurt in US 441 crash


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
A 16 year old St. Cloud youth was flown
to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Mel-
bourne with critical injuries Friday morning
after a single vehicle rollover crash on U.S.
441 near Yeehaw Junction, the Florida High-
way Patrol reported.
Jonathan Martinez, was driving south


bound on U.S. 441 and for an unknown rea-
son lost control of the 1994 Ford Sport Utility
Vehicle.
The vehicle left the roadway, the driver
then overcorrected and the vehicle over-
turned.
Two passengers in the vehicle -- Gabriela
Gutierrez, 42, and Oswaldo Martinez, 13,
of St. Cloud -- suffered minor injuries in the


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OPINION


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Amendment 8
Even if Amendment 8 passes, we will
still have to build new classrooms if we have
a lot of new students. An average means you
can have a couple extra students in one class
if you have another class that has a couple
under the class size limit. It averages out. But
if you have a lot of new students you have
to add classrooms because the average can't
go above the class size limit. If you added
one kid to each class and didn't have any
classes with open seats, that would put your
average one kid above the limit.
If the state and county have to come
up with the funds to build more schools that
means higher taxes. That is the only place
the revenue can come from. So how do we
balance our desire to keep our classes small
with the fact people who are already barely
surviving in this economy cannot afford
higher taxes?
If you vote 'no' on Amendment 8,
you are voting for higher school taxes. You
may think it is worth it, and if so, fine. But if
Amendment 8 is not passed, be ready for a
big hike in the school taxes.

These kids aren't complaining
about 'nothing to do'
I was at the 4H awards banquet on Sat-
urday along with hundreds of other people
and I was very impressed with all these kids
had accomplished. In addition to their club
projects, many of these kids had gone on to
state and national competitions. One group
went to Washington, D.C. as part of a youth
leadership program. The parents of these
kids will tell you they have to limit their chil-
dren's activities because they are so busy that
they are afraid they will burn themselves out.
They are always going somewhere, always
have a meeting or an activity or a communi-
ty service project to do. However, it was ob-


vious that these kids have parents who care,
parents who are willing to give up their time
to transport the kids to meetings and ac-
tivities, and to volunteer as chaperones and
helpers. The list of adult volunteers honored
took several pages in the program. If parents
want activities for their kids, they need to do
the same. Step up and be involved. Donate
your own time and energy. And the interest-
ing thing is, these adults enjoy it so much
that they keep donating their time even after
their kids graduate and go off to college.
This is a GREAT program, and the kids
do an awesome job. But again, not all kids
are into something like this. We can't "lump"
all kids together and use one program as an
example. All my kids were involved in sports
at one time or another. But we wanted
more family time so we purchased a boat,
and that's how my kids spent days off from
school and weekends. I have said before, it
was the BEST thing we ever did as a fam-
ily. I think we spent more time on Elliot Key
camping than we did at our own home. The
kids would spend hours and hours snor-
keling for fish, for our salt water fish tank.
We played games well into the night at our
camp site. But ... what if my kids were not
interested in the above activities? Just trying
to point out, there are a lot of programs for
kids and families, but each child is different
so I don't like to lump them all together and
point out a specific program in Okeechobee.
Belonging to the 4-H requires a lot of paren-
tal involvement and money. Not all parents
have the time or the funds to belong to such
a program.
4H requires a lot of parent time. That
is true. But it does not have to take money.
There are many clubs that do not have much
expense. For example, for the small animal
club you can raise a dog or a cat or a ham-
ster. The junior leaders club does not raise
an animal at all. For most of the clubs that go
on trips, the kids raise the money to pay for
most or all the expense. There are also 4H
scholarships available for some programs.
There is quite a lot of work, but it does not
mean the parents have to shell out the cash.
I agree 4H is not for everyone, but instead of
complaining about "nothing to do" parents
could take the 4H example and help support
youth programs. With more parent involve-
ment, there could be a lot more programs.


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Drug arrests
They are still kids. Why would they
charge them as adults? I would understand if
they killed someone or raped someone, that
the state would charge them as adults. But
why is a first offense kid treated that way?
Their hopes for a good future are over and
not one of them has a clue what is going to
happen to them for the rest of their lives. We
owe the kids a shot at some kind of life. Sell-
ing drugs is a bad thing but I think these kids
were at the top of the drug dealing chain.
They get this stuff from adults. It was adults
who showed them. Why didn't the police
arrest the adults who gave the kids the drugs
to sell?
If they were getting drugs from other
dealers I am sure if they cooperate with the
cops roll over on their suppliers, the court
will consider that in their sentencing. But
many of the prescription drugs sold by these
teens were probably stolen from their par-
ents, grandparents, relatives, family friends,
etc. That is where most of the prescription
drug problem among teens comes from.
People have legally prescribed drugs in their
homes and someone who lives there or vis-
its just helps themselves. There was a story
in the paper about a girl who asked to use a
neighbor's bathroom and when she left he
found his medication was gone. You have
to lock up your prescription drugs. Do not
leave them in a medicine cabinet or drawer.
I am glad I don't have a kid at the high
school. The drug problem there is frighten-
ing.
I think all the talk about the drug busts
at the high school has made people think
there is a huge problem out there. If you
walk through their hallways or go into their
classrooms, you'll see a lot of good things
going on there. If an undercover cop was
there at the school since the beginning of
the school year, and there were only a hand-
ful of arrests, makes me think there isn't too
awful much going on there. I think there's
a good group of kids out there and they're
getting a bad rap right because of a few bad
apples.
You think 21 drug arrests is a handful?
And the sheriff said more arrests are com-
ing. Also, if you think how many kids were
arrested for selling, consider how many
must have been buying. Everyone who was
selling probably had multiple customers.


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At their age, they should know right
from wrong. I think they should be charged
as adults, who knows how many 8,9,10 or
11 year old children that they have sold drugs
to. Also, I believe there should be a "no tol-
erance" policy. They deserve what they get
and will probably get a slap on the hand or
take a plea. Hopefully, this will show others
what will happen to them if they decide to
sell drugs. I bet the ones still under investiga-
tion (that don't know it) are shaking in their
boots. Kudos to the school and the law!

Be careful with postings
Be careful what you say or post on your
myspace and facebook pages. The sher-
iff's office is reading it. This past Thursday
a friend of mine's friend was "Baker Acted"
and sent to New Horizons in Ft. Pierce for
something he posted on his facebook page.
Make sure you are careful on your facebook
and myspace. Make sure your settings are
set to private, and that only your friends can
view your profiles. You never know who
may come to the door and "Baker Act" you.
I don't think the sheriff's office has
time to patrol facebook, More likely some-
one that the person friended read the page
and was alarmed and called the sheriff's of-
fice. However, certainly you should not be
posting things on facebook that anyone can
read. Put it on the private settings so that
only those on your friend list can read it.

Voting
Sometimes the political system offers
us only a choice between the lesser of two
evils. It is on such occasions that voting is of
even greater importance, if we are to avoid
the worst consequences.
I think it is OK to skip voting on some
issues or in some races if you really don't
know enough to make a decision. But it's
better to do your research and your home-
work so that you do know enough to make
a decision.
It is a person's right to vote in a free
country and if we do not exercise this right
we may lose. It is very difficult sometimes
to know which to vote for but I always vote
and hope I have made the right choice. The
lessor of the two evils comes up many times
and it is our responsibility to get out and vote
for someone, even if it turns to be the wrong
person.


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Letters to the editor


Good young people
deserve support
With the events of these past two weeks,
it would be easy to have a jaundiced view
of the character of Okeechobee's young
people. I sadly spent nearly all day recently
reviewing arrest documents and conduct-
ing detention hearings involving nearly two
dozen high school students accused of sell-
ing drugs on the school campus. Selling!
Not possessing or using, but selling! One
can't be a merchant if there is no market for
your product, so it becomes obvious that
the number of students involved in the drug
culture is much greater than the number of
arrests made. A distressing fact that should
cause us concern for our children and the
families impacted by drug use.
But I was quickly reminded that there is a
greater number of truly good young people
here who deserve our support and encour-
agement.
I received an email with several pho-
tos showing a large group of high school
students browsing books on display in the
school library during the regular "Choose To
Read" activity. These good kids were looking
for more books to read, sharing with other
students their impressions of books they had
read, and generally enjoying wholesome ac-
tivity with their peers. This is a regular occur-
rence at the school. The problem in this part
of the school isn't drugs, but resources the
number of books available for these anxious
students is often insufficient to meet their
demand.
Last week Carol and I attended the open-
ing night of the OHS Drama Club presenta-
tion of the Oscar Wilde play "The Impor-
tance of Being Earnest." This lightly comic
play is over 100 years old and is set in late


1800s England. The wonderful group of
drama students, led by their most energetic
teacher, Debbie Raulerson, did a great job
with the play, especially the difficult Victorian
English dialogue. How reassuring it was to
watch the dozens of young people produce
this fine performance, from the set design,
costumes, and sound control, to the fine act-
ing on stage. It was obvious that these stu-
dents had spent hours and hours working
on this production. Unfortunately, the audi-
ence numbered about as much as the cast
and crew. Where were all the people who
are so quick to down our young people? We
should be encouraging these good kids.
And, as I write this, I recall driving by the
athletic fields scattered across the county, in-
cluding the new one at First Baptist's ROC
center last weekend, seeing so many young
children engaged in sports activities under
the eye of many caring coaches and parents.
I also recalled the students who excelled in
science fair competitions over the past few
years and the amount of work they put into
their projects. And the students who work
so hard at their FFA and 4-H livestock proj-
ects. I was again reassured.
Yes, we have a tremendous drug prob-
lem in our community and it is definitely in
our schools. It requires attention and con-
cern. But let's never forget that there are so
many more good kids here constantly trying
to do the right thing and always looking for
good things to do with their time and energy.
We should give them no less than the same
amount of attention and recognition every
day. They display the true character of our
younger generation.
Sincerely,
Jerry Bryant
County Court/ Juvenile Court Judge


Bye-bye Mike
I would like to thank all who helped give
Michael Faulkner, our former Emergency
Management Director, a great send off to
his new FEMA position in Atlanta. The event
was hosted by Lynn Hooks Krattiger, Raul-
erson Hospital and the Okeechobee Ameri-
can Red Cross who provided the location for
the gathering. Donations of food and other
items were provided by Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee County Fire
Rescue, Big Lake Missions, the Ham Radio
Club, Beef O'Brady's, Cowboys, Los Cocos,
Golden Corral, Park Street Subway, Publix,
Hammerheads and Hampton Inn for dis-


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda

Ten years'

service
At the Oct. 12 meeting of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority Board
of Directors, chairman Frank Irby,
left, honored James Stratton, right,
for ten years' service to the utility.
Mr. Stratton works at the wastewa-
ter treatment plant.


counting rooms for out-of-town attendees.
We wish the best to Mike and wife Lisa as
they adjust to the new location.
Bobi O'Neill
Okeechobee


Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near
90. East southeast wind between 5 and 10
mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 66. East wind around 5 mph.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 89. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 65. East northeast wind around
5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. North
northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 65. North northeast wind between 5
and 10 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery -Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 5-5-9; Play 4: 3-1-8-7; Fantasy 5:
2-3-6-11-31; Mega Money: 1-14-25-30 MB
12; Florida Lotto: 12-16-23-29-32-48 X 5;
Powerball: 2-7-16-20-46 PB 34 x4. Num-
bers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 3-5-4; Play 4:
2-1-6-7.


Indian River State College celebrates 50 years of innovation


By Linda Syfrett and
Cheryl Kirton
IRSC District Board of Trustees
representing Okeechobee County
While the past 50 years have brought
significant change and
progress to Okeechobee
County and Indian River
State College, one central
fact remains unchanged:
IRSC makes possibilities a
reality.
The commitment of
IRSC administration, fac-
ulty and staff to the quality Linda
of life in Okeechobee is evi- Syfrett
dent in the continuing ex-
pansion of higher educational opportunities
in our community. IRSC first offered classes
in Okeechobee in 1975 in the old Pan Am
Building on Highway 1, and then moved to
a storefront location in town in 1976. Thanks
to the tireless efforts of educational pioneers
Judge William Hendry and Mr. Ben Dixon,
the Campus named in their honor opened
in 1986, exemplifying IRSC's commitment
to quality education that is accessible and
affordable. A new era was launched in 2008
with the Williamson Education and Confer-
ence Center, a state-of-the-art venue for busi-
ness conferences and community events.


IRSC has enabled thousands of Okeecho-
bee residents to continue their education
beyond high school, increasing their earn-
ing power and helping them reach their full
potential. Okeechobee businesses, schools,
the hospital and health
care agencies have part-
nered with the College to
produce a well-prepared
workforce that builds our
community.
This year alone, over
3,000 Okeechobee resi-
dents were served by the
Dixon Hendry Campus.
Cheryl The campus was recog-
Kirton nized by the Florida De-
partment of Education as a "best practice
site" for effectively supporting students with
a "personal touch." And it works! Students
find a friendly atmosphere where their suc-
cess comes first. As a result, IRSC is the first
choice for Okeechobee's college bound
high school seniors and the gateway to a
better life for hundreds of adults.
In recognition of the College's 50th Anni-
versary and its legacy of service, community
leaders have proclaimed October as "IRSC
Month in Okeechobee." Proclamations have
been issued by the City of Okeechobee,
Okeechobee County, and the Okeechobee
School Board recognizing IRSC's accom-


plishments and contributions. These proc-
lamations cite IRSC's vision, leadership and
progress from a small junior college, into
a comprehensive community college, into
one of Florida first state colleges with an ar-
ray of Bachelor's Degree programs.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Indian
River State College is proud to support
Okeechobee County with top-quality aca-
demic programs, workforce training, stu-
dent support services, economic develop-
ment, and lifelong learning opportunities. At
the same time, we extend our deep appre-
ciation to the citizens of Okeechobee whose
support has been instrumental in IRSC's
success.
Please join us as we celebrate IRSC's "50
Years of Innovation" and look forward with
great excitement to the next half century of
making possibilities a reality.
A strong advocate for workforce edu
cation, Cheryl Kirton was appointed to
the IRSC Board of Trustees to represent
Okeechobee in 1999 and served as chair
from 2007 to 2009.
A staunch supporter of higher education
opportunities for Okeechobee residents,
Linda Syfrett served on the IRSC Board of
Trustees from 1991 through 1999, with
three years serving as chair. She was reap
pointed in 2002.


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Obituaries


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W. Eugene 'Gene' Anthony, 86
OKEECHOBEE -W. Eugene 'Gene' Anthony,
died Oct. 22, 2010, at the Hamrick Home.
Originally from Ohio, Gene had been a resi-
dent of (i., i l ... for 35 Years. Fishing and
working in his gar-
den were his favorite
pastimes. He had
been a farmer his
entire life, specializ-
ing in swine. He es-
pecially enjoyed
attending the annual
fly wheeler and trac-
tor pull events in Se-
bring with his close
friends, Ray and
Phyllis Stone.
He was
a member of the First United Metho-
dist Church of Okeechobee, the (i1... 1i1, .
Masonic Lodge, past President of the Okeecho-
bee Shrine Club, and a past Worthy Patron of
the Order of Eastern Star. This year he would
have celebrated 66 years of marriage to his wife,
Patricia, on November 4.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael
Anthony; and sister, Doris Wortman.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; sons, Jeffery
(Debra) Anthony, Mark Anthony, both from
Greenville, Ohio; daughters, Carol (Earl) Ken-
worthy of Greenville, Ohio, Karen (Mike) Wal-
lace of Seymour, Ind.; brothers, Bob (Dorothy)
Anthony of Greenville, Ohio, Herbert (Arlene)
Anthony of Vandalia, Ohio, Kenny (Donna) An-
thony of Newark, Ohio; sisters, Betty (Bill) Eifin-
ger of Newark, Ohio, Phyllis (Craig) Hindman,
Sharon Anthony, both of Heath, Ohio; seven
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
two step great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a memorial service at a
later date in Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Of-
fice of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive,
Tampa, FL 33607.
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., Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-7283.

Catherine B. Nunn, 94
OKEECHOBEE -Catherine B. Nunn of Okee-
chobee, passed away Oct. 24, 2010, at the Ham-
rick Home. She was 94.
No services will be held at this time. All ar-
rangements are entrusted to the loving care of
Bass ('i. i' d Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 205 NE 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972.
Friends may sign the --ii. l .....i. at www.bas-
I.. i. i.,, ... IiI ...I -
Amy A. Wade, 92
CLEWISTON Amy A. Wade of Clewiston,
died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in the Okeechobee
Health Care Facility.
The family will hold private services at a later
date. All arrangements are entrusted to the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory, 110 NE 5th
Street, Okeechobee, FL.
Online condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.


Leroy Alexander
OKEECHOBEE -On Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, Le-
roy made his transition to his new heavenly
home with the Lord.
Leroy taught
school and retired as
a school teacher of
the St. Lucie County
Florida school sys-
tem. He taught at
Garden City Elemen-
tary in Fort Pierce
and North Port Mid-
dle School in Port St.
Lucie. Leroy was a
deacon of the Mount
Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, where his son
Bishop Maurice Alexander pastors.
He also leaves to mourn his wife, Sarah, his
son, William, and daughter Carla. The viewing
will be Friday, Oct 29, at 5 to 7:30 p.m. Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 NE 14th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee. Funeral Services will be held
on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee, 401 SW 4th Street,
(I., - I A ryI f .
Funeral services entrusted to Sarah's Memorial
Chapel, LLC, 728 Avenue "D", Ft. Pierce, Florida.
You can sign the ,. il, ..... i. at www.sarahsme-
morial.com.

Leopoldo Benitez, 68
OKEECHOBEE Leopoldo Benitez, age 68,
of ( ,i.. .. i d died Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in
the Port St. Lucie Medical Center. He was born
Sept. 11, 1942, in Mexico to Eusebio and Juana
Benitez.
He is survived by his wife, Avelina Campos of
(i., -i i -l sons, Antonio Arroyo of Okeecho-
bee, Amadeo Arroyo of ( i.,, i-l ,i I Armando
Arroyo of Ft. Myers; daughter, Carolina Arroyo
of Okeechobee; and sister, Agueda Benitez of
(l, i., i, In addition he is survived by ten
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okee-
chobee. A Mass will be held on Thursday at 1
p.m. in the St. Teresa's Catholic Church, Buck-
head Ridge. Burial will follow in Evergreen Ce-
metery.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, (,iI.... -i- -,, Fl 34972.
On line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.








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William E. Porter, 91
OKEECHOBEE -William E. Porter, age 91, of
('i.,. il...I ., passed away Oct. 20, 2010, at
Raulerson Hospital.
Mr. Porter was born July 9, 1919, in West Jef-
ferson, N.C., to Da-
vid and Zilla Porter.
He proudly served
our country in the
US Army during
WWII. He worked
for the Broward and
Hardee County
Utilities before relo-
cating to Okeecho-
bee in 1991.
Mr. Porter was pre-
ceded in death by
his wife,
Florence Porter; and his son, Vaughn
Porter.
He is survived by two sons, Robin L. Porter of
(i., l n ,, and Jan E. Porter of Georgia; ten
grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
30, 2010, at Freedom Ranch Church in the
Woods.
Friends may sign the :,-i ,i ..... i. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.
View obituaries from
the past month at
http://www.legacy.com


Community Events

Legion plans dinners
American Legion Post 64 will host taco/
margarita day on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Food
will be served 11-6 p.m. Music by Michael
from 3-7 p.m.
American Legion Post 64 will host Friday,
Oct. 29, dinner from 4 8 p.m. Your choice
of baked pork loin or chopped steak with
gravy, salad, potato, vegetable, roll, and
homemade dessert. Dance music by Mi-
chael from 7-10 p.m.

Moose holding goulash dinner
The Loyal Order of Moose, #1753, at 159
N.W 36th Street, will hold their Goulash
Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m.
Dinner costs $5 per person and is sponsored
by Mary Ann. For more information, call Bob
Williams at 863-610-2997.

Book Club plans
meeting over tea
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.


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Special to the Okeechobee News/Fraternal Order of Eagles
Check for a good cause
On Saturday, Oct. 16 the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hut 4509, presented
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Auxiliary with $1,000 to be used toward
the purchase of uniforms and other necessary expenses. Pictured from left
to right, Worthy President George Tinsman, Worthy Secretary Bill Huston,
Sheriff Paul May and Lt. Keith Pearce of the Sheriff's Auxiliary. Cypress Hut
Eagles challenge all local fraternal organizations to match this amount or
greater in support of the Sheriff's Auxiliary.

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).
Dana Lee Powers, 18, Shawnee
Ave., LaBelle, was arrested Oct. 21 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a
charge of grand theft auto. Her bond was set
at $1,500.
Ronald Trinidad Rodriguez, 36,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 23 by Ser-
geant Russell Cale on a felony charge of
robbery with a weapon and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting a law enforcement of-
ficer without violence. His bond was set
at $32,500. Rodriguez was later arrested
by Deputy Patricia Massung on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation -
petit theft. His bond was set at $7,500.


Rodney Eckert Bentley, 62, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 24 by
Deputy Arlene Durbin on a charge of driv-
ing under the influence. His bond was set
at $250.
Matthew Shane Tate, 30, Chobee Loop,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 25 by Depu-
ty John Hazy on a felony charge of posses-
sion of a controlled substance (xanax) and
a misdemeanor charge of possession of pre-
scription pill without an approved container.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Greg Thomas Messingham, 57,
Okeechobee, was arrested Oct. 25 by Offi-
cer Scott Morgan on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation grand theft. He
is being held without bond.
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.


"Ourcommunity can only growandhave economic diversification by
creating a business friendly environment that embraces new
businesses and encourages the entrepreneurship of our local
businesses. As citizens of the community, you must demand your
community leaders to eliminate governmental interference which
discouragesjob growth on all levels.
I support a small and efficient government which allows for the
expansion of our local businesses, but will be advantageous in
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Community Events

Remembering those lost to The Law Office of
drugs and alcohol Gerald Lefebvre
On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Okeechobee
Substance Abuse Coalition in conjunction Practice Limited to
with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's De- Personal Injury
apartment will host the fourth annual N.O.P.E. Auto Accidents
(Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Educa-
tion) Candlelight Vigil at the Okeechobee Defective Products
County Civic Center located at 1750 Hwy. Wrong Death
98N. with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. fol-
lowed by the Memorial Service at 7 p.m. At State and National Board
the event, all members of the Okeechobee
Certified Cilvil Trial Lawyer
County community are invited to gather
with us to remember those who have been Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
lost to drug and alcohol related incidents
Martindale-Hubbell Highest Rating "AV"
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On Thursday, Oct. 28, the public is in- 1910 So. Parrott Ave
vited to Mom's Kitchen to have a cup of Okeechobee,
coffee with a GAL (Guardian ad Litem). FL34974
Find out how Guardians ad Litem (GALs)
help children who are victims of abuse, ne- Practicing Law
glect and abandonment. The GAL program in Okeechobee
serves about 100 children in Okeechobee, Since 1981
and needs more Okee volunteers!! Mom's
Kitchen, 909 Parrott Avenue in Okeechobee,
will donate a free coffee for people interest-
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Area church

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. 27
at no cost to those in need. For more in-
formation 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.
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 31.
Seventh Day Christian Church, 912
N.W Park St., will have a Gospel Sing on
Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Willing Ves-
sels of Venus will be the featured singers. For
more information contact Doyle McDuffie at
763-2285.
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.

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Erases Pain
HIALEAH, FL An ingredient often used
to treat inflammation in racehorse legs, is now
back on the market in its original doctor recom-
mended clinical strength formula.
According to a national drug store survey, the
formula at one time became so popular that it
rose to the top of pharmacy sales for topical pain
relievers. But the company marketing the prod-
uct at the time changed the formula and sales
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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, P ls
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. I
Trust Quartet, singing Gaither style
four-part harmony is scheduled to perform
in concert on Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. at Basinger Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Christian Brethren Church on C.R. 700A
Christian Brethren Church on C.R. 700A S.W Sixth Street, offers religious educa
in Basinger. The exciting Trust Quartet, a e ou
Florida based, Nashville recorded group, will classes for children and youngsters. R
perform their enthusiastic approach to some trations for C.C.D. (Catholic Christian
of Gospel's finest songs. Trust not only has trine) are now being accepted. Classe,
great harmony but also a unique ministering all grades including kindergarten thrc
ability with song. You will not want to miss ninth grade are held every Sunday f
this opportunity to enjoy a great concert. 11:30 a.m. until 12:35 p.m. For more ii
Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist mation, please call the parish office at
Church, 412 N.W Sixth St. is having a series 763-3727.
of meetings "Unlocking Revelation Proph- The Okeechobee News welcomes news
esy Expo" each Friday, Saturday and Sunday area churchesforthis column.E-mailokeene
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New program to help environment and cattle industry


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The cattle industry will benefit from a
program designed to help the environment.
That's what Keith Fountain of the Nature
Conservancy told the Friday, Oct. 22, meet-
ing of the County Coalition for Responsible
Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lu-
cie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake
Worth Lagoon. The organization, which
met at the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
is made up of county commissioners repre-
senting Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Lee,
Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades, Highlands and
Osceola counties.
Susan Sylvester, of South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD), told the co-
alition that so far, we have had "a very, very
dry October.
"The dry season has started early this
year," she said.
She discussed the decision tree that is
used to determine the level and duration of
releases for Lake Okeechobee. She said the
salinity level of the Caloosahatchee River is
one of the factors taken into consideration
when making these decisions.
"It is one of the most difficult decisions
you will have to make," Ms. Sylvester said of
lake releases.
"We need more storage," she said to hold
surplus water for drier times.


Dave Unsel of SFWMD then reported on
water quality. He said the present level of the
lake is about a half foot lower than this time
last year. He said that both total phospho-
rous and total suspended solids in the lake
have slightly increased.
However, he did have some good news.
"Water clarity is very good on the lake."
He added that it has been a very good year
for submerged vegetation. He said aquatic
grasses make a nursery ground for fish and
fish attract birds.
Mr. Unsel said the district recently planted
13,000 bullrush plants on the northern end
of the lake near Limpkin Creek. He said this
area proved to be a great nursery ground for
the bullrushes which will be transplanted to
other areas of the lake. He added that the
same area would be a good nursery for the
apple snail. In the past SFWMD has hatched
apple snails and placed them in shallow ar-
eas of the lake to attract the snail kite which
feeds on these snails. Mr. Unsel said this has
been an excellent year for snail kite nesting.
He said there were a lot of complex
and lengthy plans for phosphorous reduc-
tion. He mentioned Lakeside Ranch Storm
Water Treatment Area (STA) at the edge of
Okeechobee County which will remove 20
metric tons of phosphorous a year. He said
the department of agriculture is working on
owner Best Management Practices.


D.A.R. essay deadline is near
The Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest is under way. High School
students have been writing about lessons we can learn from the life of Christopher Co-
lumbus. Students in Grades 5-8 have been pretending to be Paul Revere writing his mem-
oirs. The judges are looking forward to reading the essays and choosing which will be
forwarded to the State competition. These essays are due Friday, Nov. 19. They will be
picked up from the office of each school on that date. Home school students should
have them postmarked or get them to the D.A.R. American History Chairperson, Mrs. S.
H. George, 1709 S.W 28th Ave, Okeechobee, on that date.

Highlands Hammock celebrates anniversary
Celebrate the Florida Park Service's 75th Anniversary at the 25th Annual Civilian Con-
servation Corps Festival on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival honors the
men of the CCCs, who voluntarily joined this civilian "army" and worked on conserva-
tion projects throughout the United States, including Highlands Hammock State Park.
Event highlights include CCC reunion, arts and crafts vendors, antique car show, live
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watershed first. However, Mr. Unsel said
some water managers are now thinking of
dredging phosphorous from the lake and
possibly using alum treatment.
LTC Michael Kinard of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers (COE) gave an update
on rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike.
He said the rehabilitation of three sections of
Reach 1 on the eastern side of the lake have
been completed. The COE also filled in the
toe ditch in the area of Belle Glade to reduce
seepage. Reaches 2 and 3 on the southern
and eastern side of the lake will be reha-
bilitated next. The COE has $104 billion tot
spend on the dike this year.
The lieutenant colonel said the Taylor
Creek and Nubbin Slough STAs were com-
plete, In the spring they will transition to op-
eration by SFWMD.
Under the provisions of the Wetland Re-
serve Program conservation easements are
bought on certain properties. Mr. Fountain
said the land can then be used for hydrologi-
cal restoration and storage of water during
the set season. The land would also be used
for wildlife habitats, At the same time, the
land could still be used by the owners for
raising cattle. Since the objectives of the
Wetland Reserve Program are compatible
with the cattle industry, the program would
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AMTRAK plans improvements for Okeechobee


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Train travel to and from Okeechobee
might soon be more comfortable. While it
may be a while before the historic Okeecho-
bee train depot is restored, plans are under
way that will soon provide greatly improved
facilities for those getting on and off trains in
Okeechobee.
Currently those awaiting the two passen-
ger trains that serve Okeechobee daily have
to wait in a Plexiglas bus stop type shelter.
However, by the end of February they should
be able to wait in more pleasant surround-
ings. According to AMTRAK spokesperson
Barbara Petito, plans are underway to tear
down the present shelter and build a larger
waiting platform that will extend to the edge
of the rails. The platform will hold a brick
and stone partially enclosed shelter built to
resemble train stations of bygone years.


Restoration of the depot was a hot topic
two years ago, but interest seemed to have
waned as the economy went sour. Public
opinion ran high in 2008 and many people
made calls to CSX Transportation, the own-
er of the building. There were negotiations
between the city and CSX. City officials also
met with AMTRAK officials who operate the
passenger trains serving Okeechobee. But
nothing definite was accomplished.
The eastern end of the building, which
once housed the passenger waiting room
has been unused and boarded up for some
time. The western end, which was originally
used for shipping freight, had been used by
a feed business until some time in 2009.
The building, appears to be in good
shape.
"It is very solid and can be fixed very eas-
ily," stated city engineer Oscar Bermudez.
The roof over the waiting room would have


Brahman Band earns accolades


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee High School Brahman
Marching Band recently won their division
at the Crown Jewel Marching Band Fes-
tival at Vero Beach High School and also
won their class at the Space Coast Classic
in Merritt Island. Okeechobee High took
home the Best Music, Best General Effect,
Best Auxiliary, Best Percussion and the
Grand Champion Trophies at the Oct. 16
competition. They were in the Ruby Divi-
sion that rated bands with 69 instrumen-
talists or less. Fourteen schools competed
in the 29th annual event. The band earned
superior ratings in all of those categories
in the preliminary competition. They were
second place in the Silver Class in the pre-
liminary. They took home 14 trophies and
one plaque from the competition.
On Oct. 9, the team won the Best in
Class, the Best General Effect, the Best
Marching, and the Best Percussion at the
Space Coast Classic. They were in first place
for Class 3A and finished in fourth place
overall. They took home four trophies and
one plaque from that competition.
Band Director Clint LaFlam said
Okeechobee's program has grown in the
past four years and is capable of compet-


ing with large schools with a long tradition
of excellence.
"The kids performed very strongly. They
knew their show and they knew their sets.
To go to two events and dominate our clas-
sification has been a great honor and it's
amazing to see the excitement of the kids,"
he added. LaFlam said the kids have prac-
ticed very hard and have put a lot of work
in this year. He also praised the parents and
the administration for their support.
The band will compete in the Colonial
High School in Orlando on Oct. 30. They
will also compete in the Florida Bandmas-
ters Association Competition at Jensen
Beach on Nov. 6. The State Qualifier will
be held on Nov. 20, at Chamberlain High
School in Tampa.
The band staff also includes Guard In-
structor Courtney LaFlam and Guard Tech,
Sarah Maixner. The band leaders include
Phil Murray drum major, Chris Rodriguez
Band Captain, Mishal Mehta and Brandon
Elkins Woodwind Captains, Mariela Gamez
and Matthew Fraser Brass Captains, Amber
Fessl and Katherine Ragamat Percussion
Captains, Guard Captain David Hall, Uni-
forms Gracie Mireles, Alex Castilleja and
Anna Warren, Property Supervisor Camren
Fraser and Secretary Vanessa Watt.


to be replaced because the ceiling has fallen
in in several places indicating leaks. How-
ever, the floors are concrete and the walls
are block construction so there is no water
damage to the walls or floors.
The depot was built in 1924 for the
Florida, Western & Northern Railroad, a
subsidiary of the Seaboard Airline Railway.
The building was built in the Mediterranean
Revival style that was popular in the 1920s.
Okeechobee's city hall and courthouse are
also built in that same style.
The depot was designed by the same ar-


chitectural firm that designed the Deerfield
Beach and Delray depots. Both of those
structures are listed in the National Registry
of Historic Places.
The City of Okeechobee exists, at least
in part, because of the railroad. In 1912
the Florida East Coast Railroad formed the
Model Land Company which laid out the
plat for the City of Okeechobee. Flagler Park
is named for railroad baron Henry Flagler.
The main north-south street, Parrot Avenue,
is named for the president of the Florida East
Coast Railroad, J. R. Parrott.


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Commissioners to set rates


for use of ball park lights 4


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Baseball players using the county ball
fields may soon have to pay for the lights
on the fields. As a cost cutting measure to
balance the current budget, Okeechobee
County Commissioners agreed to charge
for use of ball field lights. At their meeting
tomorrow commissioners will adopt a new
rate schedule for parks and recreation ser-
vices. The proposed fee for the use of county
football field lights is $30 per hour. Some
baseball field lights would cost $10 an hour,
others would cost $15 an hour. In addition
to the charge for lights, there would be an
hourly rate for the use of football fields of
$50 an hour and $15 an hour for the use of
baseball fields.
In a related item, commissioners will be
asked to approve new policies and proce-
dures for use of county recreation facilities.
Trying to be efficient an another area,
commissioners will be asked to modify the
contract with Scott's Quality Cleaning to re-
duce the frequency of cleaning the new ju-
dicial center. At the same time Scott's would
be asked to provide cleaning services for the
restored courthouse at no additional cost to
the county.
Turing to the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center, commissioners will be asked
to apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture
Rural Business Enterprise Grant to install
to install fans. No matching funds would
be necessary and the fans would be much
larger than the current fans. Several individu-
als have agreed to assist in the application
process including Brian Cartland with the
Business Development Board, Frank Cun-
ningham, professional engineer and advi-
sory board member and Terry Burroughs,
advisory committee member.
Frank DeCarlo of American Drilling Ser-
vices has asked to address the board con-
cerning the sports complex injection well.
In another water related item, the board
will be asked to amend the county's com-
prehensive plan to adopt a water supply
facilities work plan. Under state law, local
governments are required to demonstrate
that adequate water supplies will be avail-
able to meet future demands by developing
a minimum 10 year water supply facilities
work plan. In order to meet state require-
ments the proposed plan demonstrates that
the county and Okeechobee Utility Authority
have determined there is adequate potable
water through the year 2025.
In other action the board is expected to:
recognize county employees for lon-
gevity;
appoint one member to the affordable
housing advisory committee;
approve a change order to the Sun-
shine Land Design, Inc Country Hill Estates
stormwater drainage contract in the amount
of $77,580.92 to be paid from a Hurricane


If you go...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission
When: Thursday, Oct. 28
Where: Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
Wilma disaster recovery grant;
adopt a resolution for a uniform method
of collecting non-ad valorem assessments;
ratify the amendment to the county ad-
ministrator's contract that was approved at
the last meeting;
at the request of the Florida Blood Cen-
ters and to promote awareness of the need
for a reliable blood supply, proclaim Novem-
ber to be "Be a Hero Month: and Nov. 20 to
be "Be a Hero Day" in the county;
hear a resolution from the Economic
Council of Okeechobee opposing Amend-
ment 4;
consider co-sponsoring the Toys for
Tots program at the Okeechobee County
Agri-Civic Center; and
approve expenditures from a fire fight-
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At the Oct. 19 meeting of the
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Chandler, left, for seven years' ser-
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Masonic Lodge holds annual turkey dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, #237, at 107 N.W. 5th Ave. will hold its annual tur-
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already been convicted of first degree mur-
der, two counts of robbery with a firearm
or deadly weapon and armed burglary of a
dwelling with an assault or battery. He has
been sentenced to life in prison on each
charge.
Boswell and Lopez are accused of killing
Pulido and his 90-pound blue pit bull, Fat-
boy.
Justin Jenkins, 26, told jurors that Boswell
and Lopez both came to his home on the
morning of the alleged shooting. While be-
ing queried by Assistant State Attorney Ash-
ley Albright, Jenkins said the two men had
a gun but Boswell put it away when asked.
Jenkins is Boswell's first cousin.
Later that morning, said Jenkins, Solo-
mon drove up to his home in a gold Chev
rolet Cavalier. A short time later he saw
Solomon give his cousin some bullets. He
also told the 12-member jury that he over-
heard Boswell and Lopez talk about "hitting
a lick."
"A lick can either mean robbing someone
or getting some drugs," Jenkins told Mr. Al-
bright.
In this case, he continued, they were talk-
ing about a robbery.
Under cross examination, Jenkins told
defense attorney Bernard Fernandez that he
has been convicted of six or seven felonies.
He also confirmed for Mr. Fernandez that he
had been smoking marijuana that day and
that he had smoked pot since he was 14.
In his opening arguments, Assistant State
Attorney Don Richardson told the jury that
Solomon drove Boswell and Lopez to Puli-
do's home in a gold Cavalier. He also pointed
out that a woman in the neighborhood saw
the car and, because she didn't recognize it,
wrote down the tag number.
Boswell and Lopez reportedly knocked
on the front door of Pulido's three-bedroom
home on N.W Seventh St. around noon.
A short time later Pulido, 28, was shot and
killed with a medium caliber handgun.
Asleep in a nearby bedroom, Pulido's girl-
friend of three years Alexandria Paige Nor-
man, 21, was awakened by a noise that she
thought was a recliner. Then, a few seconds
later she heard a similar sound. This time
she recognized the sound as a gunshot.
While on the stand, Norman told Mr.
Richardson that shortly after she heard the
second gunshot Fatboy came into her bed-
room and jumped on her bed. She said he


was whining at her. "He appeared to be
hurting," she told the jury.
A short time later Fatboy fell dead next to
the bed. The couple's dog had been shot in
the head.
She said a "Mexican boy" wearing dark
clothes and carrying a gun then came into
her bedroom. She went on to testify that a
black male then came into her bedroom and
demanded she give them the money and
drugs. Not knowing what the man was re-
ferring to, she gave him a large jar of change
from her bedroom closet.
Norman then called 9-1-1 to report that
her boyfriend had been shot, and while
she was on the phone the men broke out
the glass in a back door came back into her
home and demanded her car keys. They
took the keys to a black Dodge Durango
and fled. Solomon, had apparently left after
hearing the shot.
She testified that the black man "ap-
peared to be in charge."
Under cross examination, Norman told
Mr. Fernandez that she did not see who shot
her boyfriend. She also did not hear the door
bell, or a fight.
Around 1:42 p.m. Boswell and Lopez
were captured in the Bear Hollow subdivi-
sion near Lake Placid.
According to Deputy James A. Spires
of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office
(HCSO), he was told to watch for the black
Durango.
As he approached S.R. 70 W from a
county road Deputy Spires stopped at a stop
sign. While stopped, he saw the Durango
pass directly in front of him. He said the Du-
rango was westbound.
"Both the driver's and passenger's win-
dows were down and they both turned di-
rectly toward me," he testified. The SUV was
being driven by a black male, he continued.
He then followed the Durango into a sub-
division where he was approached by hom-
eowner Fernando Gomez. As Deputy Spires
approached the home, Mr. Gomez ran to
him. "He was quite excited," the deputy said,
"and running to me saying: 'He tried to get
in the house! He tried to get in the house!"'
There, on the carport of the home at 200
Hardee St., stood a black male. Boswell
and Lopez were later taken into custody by
members of the HCSO SWAT team without
further incident. Solomon was arrested the
next day.
The trial will continue Wednesday morn-
ing in Courtroom A at the Okeechobee
County Judicial Complex.


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DEVIN MAXWELL: In my opinion,
the greatest challenge facing the City of
Okeechobee is Relevance. By this, I mean,
that the most common concern I hear from
City residents is, "What are we getting as a
City taxpayer, for the extra money that we
spend, to live and own a business in the
City?"
What is the benefit of locating a business

Clay Shoot fundraiser
benefit planned
Please join in the fun for the second
Clay Shoot fundraiser to benefit the
mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Okeechobee County on Satur-
day, 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 reserva-
tions online at www.bbbsbigs.org.

Martha's House fund raiser
On Saturday, Oct. 30, Bouffant Hair
Studio, 422 N. W Third St., will sponsor
a fund raiser for Martha's House. From
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bouffant Hair Studio
will donate a portion of the proceeds to
Martha's House to help save the lives of
domestic and sexual abuse survivors.
Car wash helps students
The OHS International Club will be
hosting a car wash to raise funds for the
student who are traveling to Paris, France
in April 2011. The car wash will be locat-
ed in the parking lot of the Tractor Supply
Co. store on S. 441 in the Publix Shop-
ping Center on Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.


in the City as opposed to the County? What
is the benefit of building or buying a home
in the City?
This is a very broad issue that has devel-
oped over a long period of time, and it will
take a long time to address it, and we will
have to attack it on many fronts.
We need to work with the County and the
OUA so that the City can offer land uses and
utility services that are exclusive to the City.
We also need to improve our services and
streetscapes so that there is a higher level of
service, and a distinctive and attractive ap-
pearance inside the City limits.
DOWLING WATFORD: Budget/tax is-
sues are the biggest issue facing the City.
With my years of business, City Council,
and non-profit groups experience, I have
been involved in formulating and managing
budgets. Being very conservative, I have the
expertise to help limit spending and oversee
budget procedures.
CLAYTON WILLIIAMS: The great-
est challenge currently facing the City of
Okeechobee is keeping an acceptable level
of services for the residents and businesses
of the city at an affordable cost. I would help
the city obtain this goal by working closely
with the City administrator and all of the em-
ployees.


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Teams don't show up for Run for the Bulls


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee boys and girls cross
country team had trained hard for weeks to
run on their own track in a three mile cross
country race. That dream didn't work out
Saturday as the schools scheduled to attend
didn't make the trip to Okeechobee.
Their absence baffled local officials
who said the event, the Run for the Bulls,
had been properly scheduled and that the
schools had signed contracts which bound
them to compete.
The Florida High School Athletic Associa-
tion could consider fines for the schools that
were "no shows."
Coach Julie Bohannon decided to not let
the training go to waste as the cross coun-
try teams ran in an intersquad race at the
Okeechobee Ag Civic Center. Also on hand
were members of the boys and girls soccer
squads.
Mauro Dominquez won the boys division
and Tabatha Henry took the girls race.
Dominquez said he was disappointed
that the other schools didn't show up. He
said the course was difficult and was good
practice for the district race next week.
"I was kind of disappointed with my time.
It's a difficult course. I'll continue to practice
and stay on a strict diet. I'll keep trying to do
my best," he added.
Dominquez had shown the most im-
Rk- _


Mauro uominquez iea
start to finish Saturday.


with an impressive pel
Saturday.


provement of all the boy's runners this year.
He intends to be a factor in the district race
in November.
"We need to get onto difficult courses
like this. I think it was good practice for fu-
ture races," he added.
Henry said she was very disappointed
for the coaches and parents that planned
the race and donated their time to get things
ready. She said it was good practice for the
entire team.


"It was a very tough run but it helped us a
lot. This course is what cross country is sup-
posed to be."
Henry said she continues to improve her
times and now is able to run with most of
the boys. Her goal is to catch all of the boys
in the future.
"I was very pleased with my time today.
We just tried to have fun with it and had a
good time," she added.


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Members of the Cross Country teams and the soccer teams get ready to race at
the starting line on Saturday.


The Okeechobee County Real and Personal Property Tax Roll
has been certified by the Property Appraiser and is open for col-
lection of 2010 taxes, both Okeechobee County and
Okeechobee City, in the office of the Tax Collector, Alderman
Building, 307 N.W. 5th Avenue Suite B, Okeechobee, FL 34972

For information regarding:
EMS, Fire and Garbage assessments, call 863-763-9312
City Garbage assessment, call 863-763-3372 ext. 222
Coquina Water Control District, call 863-763-4601

Discounts will be allowed as follows:
Four percent on payments made November 1 November 30
Three percent on payments made December 1 December 31
Two percent on payments made January 1 January 31
One percent on payments made February 1 February 28
Net if paid in March

Celeste Watford, CFC
Tax Collector
Okeechobee County

Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00am 4:30pm
Phone: 863-763-3421


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORDA
CASE NO. 2010-CA-44
BARRINGTON COLE LAND FOR
PROFIT, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company
Plaintiff,
-vs-
MAJESTIC HOMES & REALTY SW,
LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Com-
pany, ADAISH JANGBAHADOOR,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, a
Political Subdivision of the State of
Florida, CARLTON A. JONES,
YVONNE T HUNT, CHRISTOPHER W.
LEONAS, and LINDA LEONAS, his
wife, CFS PROPERTIES, INC., a Flori-
da Profit Corporation, FLORIDA COM-
MUNITY BANK, a Florida Profit
Corporaton, FLORIDA COMMUNITY
BANK, a Florida Profit Corporation,
SUNTRUST BANK, a Foreign Profit
Corporabon
Defendants.
TO: CHRISTOPHER W. LEONAS
Address Unknown
LINDA LEONAS
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet btle on the following de-
scribed property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract
24, Secbon 34, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, Okeechobee County,
Florida, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 3A-D,
inclusive, of the Okeechobee County
Public Records, hereinafter referred
to as Parcel "D".
PIN 1-34-34-33-0A00-00024-N000
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
COLIN M. CAMERON, Attorney at
Law, 200 N.E. 4th Avenue Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above sled
Court on or before 11/8/2010 oher-
wise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on Sept. 27, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
DEPUTY CLERK
367522 ON 10/6,13,20,27/10


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on
11/13/2010 at 10:00 am the follow-
ing vehicles) will be sold at public
auction for monies owed on vehicle
repairs and for storage costs pursu-
ant to Florida Statutes, Secbon
713.585. The lienholder's name, ad-
dress and telephone number and
auction location are: ALEX SIRUM
GMC MOTORHOMES, INC., 1800
HIGHWAY 70 OKEECHOBEE, FL
34972-3279, 863-763-1121. Please
note, parties claiming interest have a
right ta hearing prior to the date of
sale with the Clerk of the Court as
reflected in the notice. The owner
has the right to recover possession
of the vehicle without judicial pro-
ceedings as pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute Section 559.917. Any proceeds
recovered from the sale of the vehi-
cle over the amount of the lien will
be deposited with the Clerk of the
Court for disposition upon court or-
der Terms of sale are cash. No
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL NO REFUNDS
WILL BE MADEI Said vehicles will be
sold in "AS IS" condition with no
guarantee.
TZE168V101164
1978 GENERAL MOTORS CORP
$6,471.85
369799 ON 10/27/2010
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000386
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY,
INC.
Plaintiff,
v.
DAWN M. NICHOLS F/KJA DAWN M.
BOYKIN, etal.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PATRICK M. NICHOLS, and all
unknown parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
above named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
2169 SE 40TH AVENUE, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property in Okeechobee
County, lorida, to-wit:
LOT 64, TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT NO. 11 ADDITION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 5, PAGE 53, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CER-
TAIN 1991 HARBEN DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME WITH


YIN #GAFLL35AO3864HS, TI-
TLE #61373726 AND VIN
#GAFLL35BO3864HS, TITLE
#61373770.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA., Plaintiffs
attorney, whose address is 12425
28th Street North, Suite 200, St. Pe-
tersburg, FL 33716, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this
Notice of Action, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at 312
Northwest 3rd Street, Okeechobee,
FL 34972, either before service on
Plaintiffs attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint pebtion.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 14th day of Oct. 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circut Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PER-
SONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING
A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO
PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING
SHOULD CONTACT ADMINISTRA-
TION NOT LATER THAN SEVEN
DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDINGS
AT 250 NW COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE,
PORT ST LUCIE, FL 34972 OR CALL
1-772-807-4370 WITHIN TWO
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT
OF THE NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 711, IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL 711.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
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
Notice 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 outry 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. GAFLNO5AO9857CH
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.,


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NOTICE OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
TO DISCUSS
UNION NEGOTIATIONS
The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners shall hold an Ex-
ecutive Session between the Board and its Attorney, which will discuss Un-
ion Negotiations.
The proposed Executive Session shall be held on Friday, November 05,
2010 at 10:30 a.m., at the Historic Courthouse in the "Judge William L.
Hendry Courtroom" 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee Florida.
Nobce is hereby given that the following will be in attendance at the Execu-
tive Session: The Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator
Lyndon Bonner, Staff, and Reynolds Allen.
Clif Betts Jr, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
369848 ON 10/27/2010


NOTICE OF OUA MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Okeechobee Utility Authority will
fneet in regular session on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:30 A.M., at the
Dkeechobee Utility Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee,
:londa.
All interested parties for or against the proposed Budget and other chang-
-s can be heard at said time and place. The needs of hearing or visually
impaired persons shall be met by contacting the Executive Director's Office
at 863-763-9460 at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing by any person
Nishing assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if a person decides to ap-
peal any decision made by the Authority with respect to such meetings, he
)r she will need a record of proceedings and for such purpose may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made; which record in-
:ludes the tesbmony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such
personn may provide a court reporter, stenographer, or tape recorder for
;uch verbatim record.
3Y ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. Hayford
executive Director
369707 ON 10/27/2010


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
772-607-4370, 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 Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
368418 ON 10/20,27/2010

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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;
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KARESSA M. FOLSOM; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDIT
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 this Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of
Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King
Palm Drive, Tampa, FL
33619-1328, telephone
(813) 915-8660, facsimile
(813) 915-0559, within thirty days
of e first publication of this No
ce, the nature of this proceeding
being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
LOT 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 of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F Young
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
should contact Court Administra
bon no later than seven days prior
to the proceeding at 250 NW
Country Club Drive, Port St. 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, 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 attorney 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 publicabon 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
a. Bar No. 270441
369097 ON 10/20,27/2010

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 DECEDENTS
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 Representabve
400 NW 2nd Street/.O. Box 968
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863) 763-3131
Fla Bar No: 0261521
DEAN O'NEILL
Personal Representabve
1605 S US Highway 1, Unit 16-H
Jupiter, FL 33477
368805 ON 10/20,27/2010
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on NOVEM-
BER 12, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant
to Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.
2003 Kia Optima
VIN#KNAGD128835191425
1999 Kia Sephia
VIN#KNAFB121XX5767199
1983 Dyna Trak Boat
VIN#MN4245EQ
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE' Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condibon with
no guarantee's.
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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 aucbon.
TIMOTHY J. HOUGHTEN,
Unit #38
NATASHA R. WILLIAMS,
Unit #164
SIDNEY W. BARBER, Unit #64
369299 ON 10/20,27/10


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,
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South 0101245" West, along the
West line of said Section 6, a dis-
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240th Street (being a 100 foot
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said South right of way line, a dis-
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date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days of the
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If you are a person with a disability
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DATED this 30 day of Sept., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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OHS volleyball team bests Vero Beach on senior night


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
LeAnna Cotton celebrated senior night
with 23 assists and 19 kills as Okeechobee
(16-5) wrapped up their regular season with
a 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 and 25-13 win over
Vero Beach (15-3).
Cotton had a lot of help as Rebekah Bryan
had 20 digs and 11 kills, and Paige McCrary
had 11 kills. Maci Thomas also added several
excellent serves for the Lady Brahmans.
Cotton said the senior night game was
sad as she posed for pictures and listened
to accolades from her mom, the Brahmans'
assistant coach.
"I think we did well as a team. We need


to keep playing the way we've been play-
ing to beat Jensen Beach at Districts," she
added.
Cotton already has one college offer to
play volleyball and softball. She said she will
keep her options open until signing day.
Coach Todd Jones said he felt his team
made a lot of offensive errors which is in
contrast to how they have played most of
this season. He said they must improve that
if they want to win the District 14-4A cham-
pionship next week.
"This is a great win for us. It was a strong
defeat and a big motivator for us going into
districts,' he added.
Jones also praised Cotton, the only senior
on this year's squad, for her leadership and


athletic ability. He said she has really helped volleyball and said she really wants to go out
the younger girls. with a victory over Jensen Beach.
"She's been here a long time and is a
key player. She does a lot of good things for "When we work as a team and play to-
our team which includes sets and hits," he gather I honestly don't think anybody can
added.
Cotton has never won a district title in beat us," she added.


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Club starts new season


Big Lake Juniors, Okeechobee's very
own travel volleyball club, is set to go for
another exciting season beginning in Janu-
ary 2011. Since its 1998 inception, Big
Lake's tradition of developing highly com-
petitive volleyball players at the secondary
and post secondary levels has become the
norm. This is evidenced in our middle and
high school teams with such undeniable
records.
As we begin our 13th season, we are
excited to see this pattern continue with
the opportunity of young players joining
our Big Lake family. Big Lake from last year
was comprised of five teams ranging from
a ten and under to 15 and under.
Participating in Big Lake requires travel
on weekends for up to seven out of town


tournaments, and practices two nights
a week. Girls who take part in this great
club not only learn the basics of volleyball;
they also understand what it means to be
a team player and how to contribute to the
whole of a larger group. This club and its
play time offer great opportunities for fu-
ture athletes as they network and grow in-
dividually as well as collectively.
If you would like to become part of Big
Lake Season and possibly don the unmis-
takable black and pink uniform, attend the
parent meeting on Monday, Nov. 1 st at
6:00 at the OHS lecture hall for information
on costs, schedules and logistics. Also you
can check us out at http://biglakejuniors.
com for more information.


O.G. & C.C. Golf Results

Gold tee winners Week of Oct. 15:
Week of Oct. 2: First place tie D. Bockoras and CX Hen-
First place R. Carbia. Second place V dren. Second place V Johnson. Third place
H. Shelkie.
Johnson. Third place C. Hendren. Week o O.
Week of Oct. 10: First place C. Hendren. Second place B.
First place G. Guydosh. Second place J. Meyers. Third place tie D. Bopckoras and
Masters. Third place B. Meyers. H. White.
BIRTHS
JACOB EASTON WILLIAMS
Jacob Easton Williams was born
on October 11, 2010 at 8:54 a.m. at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. He was
8 pounds 1 ounce and 21 inches long.
He is welcomed home by his proud
parents, Marc and Ashley Williams and
his big sister, Rebecca Lynne.
His maternal grandparents are %
BryantandJamie Perryof Okeechobee.
His paternal grandparents are the late
Chrissie Williams and Danny Williams
of Okeechobee. Great-grandparents
are Clarence and Sue Arnold of
Okeechobee.


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