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Vol. 101 No. 136 Friday, November 12, 2010


50 Plus tax


Rec Dept. has youth
soccer ... Page 14

Christmas parade
and festival set for


Dec. 11


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Veterans Day: Uniform still fits!
World War II veteran Thomas Monteith, 84, was still able to
get into his Navy uniform to attend the Veterans Day Cer-
emony at Veterans Park. Mr. Monteith served from 1944 to
1946 on board the USS Wadsworth DD 16. With him is Ei-
leen Morris. (Below left) Okeechobee High School JROTC
Cadets retire the colors during the Veterans Day Ceremo-
ny held in Veterans Park. (Below right) The Okeechobee
High School JROTC Honor Guard under the command of
Cadet/LTC K. Benitez fires
a volley in salute to veter-
ans at the Veterans' Day
Ceremony. For more Vet-
erans Day observances in
the Okeechobee commu-
nity, see Page 23.


Law enforcement



buzzing over K-2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
While teens and young people
are getting 'buzzed' smoking it
K-2 also has the law enforcement
community buzzing about how to
get this synthetic marijuana off the
market.
K-2 is a combination of herbs
mixed with a lab-produced strain
of marijuana and it's being sold
as incense or, sometimes, bath
salts. And because it's labeled as
incense with a warning "Not For
Human Consumption," it is being
sold legally.
So far, 11 states as well as many
European countries have banned
the substance. But K-2 is still be-
ing sold legally in Florida, and in
Okeechobee. It's sold under a
number of names, including: K-2,
Spice, Voodoo Spice, Mr. Nice Guy,
Genie, Yucatan Fire, Smoke, Blaze,
Blueberry Haze, Dank, Demon
Passion Smoke, Hawaiian Hybrid,
Magma, Ninja, Nitro, Ono Budz,
Panama Red Ball, Sativah Herbal
Smoke, Skunk and Ultra Chronic.
"Smoking it can cause sei-
zures, vomiting, paranoia and
delusions. It damages the lungs,
the cardiovascular system and can
cause brain damage," said Deputy


Sold as incense, K-2 is very
dangerous to anyone who
smokes it. Even touching it
can be harmful.
Lieutenant Kevin Dietrich of the
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
(SLCSO). "We have to get it off the
shelves."
Lt. Dietrich, who is with the
SLCSO School Resource Unit,
was at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Wednes-
day, Nov. 10, to pass on what he's
learned about K-2 and to inform
local law enforcement about the
problems it's creating in St. Lucie
County.
He said it's come to the point
that the SLCSO is keeping records
of its use, as well as rescue (ambu-
lance) runs dealing with seizures.

See K-2 Page 2


School district responds

to defeat of tax proposal
By Charles M. Murphy the polls of a .25 local millage rate
Okeechobee News proposal on Election Day.
The Okeechobee School board Assistant Superintendent Ken
The Okeechobee School board
Kenworthy said the money could
stands to lose about $425,000 next Kenworthy said the money could
year due to a resounding defeat at See SCHOOL Page 2






Okeechobee News November 12, 2010


K-2
Continued From Page 1

Lt. Dietrich said these figures will then be
taken to the St. Lucie County Commission in
hopes they will pass an ordinance banning
the sale of K-2 in that county.
"Nobody is governing its use," he said.
"The criminal justice system is ready to pros-
ecute, so it's a legislative issue now."
And one state representative said he's in
favor of banning K-2.
"(This) is a problem that needs to be
addressed," said State Representative Mike
Horner (R-District 79), in an e-mail.
District 79 includes Okeechobee County.
Rep. Horner said he's not discussed the
situation with fellow legislators yet, but
added in his e-mail that he would help any
county in his district that wants to ban the
sale of K-2.
K-2 originated at Clemson University
as researchers were developing synthetic
cannabinoids to create therapeutic drugs.
The cannabinoids also have effects that
are similar to THC -- the main ingredient in
marijuana. According to a July 12 aolnews.
com article, K-2 has been blamed for at least
one death -- an 18-year-old Iowa boy who
committed suicide. It's also been the cause
of 567 calls to poison control centers so far
this year. In 2009, there were just 13 calls to
these centers in regard to K-2.
An OCSO press release states that to date,
"... the Florida Department of Health has 46
documented cases of medical intervention
due to the use of these products."


While fake marijuana products are legal,
that does not make them safe.
"When kids buy it in a store, they assume
it's safe," said Lt. Dietrich. "But, it's extreme-
ly dangerous."
He pointed out that on the back of the
package it warns the user to exercise cau-
tion in handling it. So, maintains Lt. Dietrich,
if it's not safe to get on your hands just think
what it does to you internally.
In a video shown by Lt. Dietrich, a man
and woman are seen smoking the fake
weed. The man tells the camera that he "ex-
perienced warmth on the first hit."
"You get high pretty quick," he contin-
ued. "I'm stoned right now. I was stoned in
three hits."
While some reports indicate that smok-
ing K-2 results in a more relaxed feeling
than the head high produced by marijuana,
smokers also said the fake pot has a harsher
taste and makes your throat burn and your
lungs ache long after it's been smoked. K-2,
said Lt. Dietrich, looks very similar to mari-
juana and smells like incense when burned.
"These products are very dangerous,"
said Sheriff Paul May. "We are working with
the 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Of-
fice regarding the sale of these products. We
are aware the Florida Legislature is already
pursuing changes in the (state) statute."
But Lt. Dietrich said it's imperative to get
control of the situation immediately.
"It's available in the community and we
need to remove it from our stores," he said.
"Right now, this isn't a law enforcement is-
sue -- it's a county issue."


SCHOOL
Continued From Page 1

have been used for any critical need the
district saw including classroom expenses,
technology and transportation.
"Overall we were disappointed that the
referendum didn't pass. That is the will of
the voters. We will take what revenue we
have for next year and build our budget ac-
cordingly," he said.
Mr. Kenworthy said the goal is to make
sure the kids receive the same level of ser-
vice in the classroom. He said it is too early
to tell what expenses might be cut.
If the local millage had been extended by
the voters, the district would have qualified
for additional state funds of between $20,000
and $25,000.
"It is real important to us that we main-
tain the same level of service in the class-
room," he added.
The district will also face significant bud-
get impacts from the loss of $2 million in
stimulus money. He said it would have been
nice to have the luxury of this extra money
next year.
"This money really would have helped


offset the cuts we'll face in other areas. We'll
do the best we can. At the end of the day it's
all about the students and the expenditures
must coincide with the revenues we have
coming in," he said.
Mr. Kenworthy noted the district was un-
able to advertise or otherwise promote on
the radio or other media outlets this bal-
lot initiative with commercials. In fact they
were prohibited by law from an advertising
campaign. "We could not advertise it other
than word of mouth and sharing statistics at
public forums," he said. "We encouraged
people personally on how much money it
would mean to us."
While the tough economic times likely
had something to do with the result, Mr.
Kenworthy pointed out voters in St. Lucie
County and Indian River County approved
the ballot measure.
"It was a learning experience for us. In
the end, voters have spoken and we will re-
spect their issues. If the opportunity comes
again we may do things a little bit different-
ly," he added.
Mr. Kenworthy didn't rule out the possi-
bility of having the referendum on the ballot
again in two years.


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November 12, 2010 Okeechobee News


Christmas festival and parade planned


Booth spaces in the park free
to local nonprofit groups
The Okeechobee community's annual
holiday festival and parade will be held Sat-
urday, Dec. 11 in Flagler Park, with an arts
and crafts festival starting at 9 a.m. and the
lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m.
Planning for this year's festival had a
late start. Last week, concerned that the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce has
not been meeting for months, Okeechobee
city officials asked Okeechobee Main Street
to help with the holiday event.
Main Street members met Wednesday
night to work on event plans.


Main Street Executive Director Toni Doyle
said the permits for both the festival and the
parade have been obtained.
Main Street member Bill Casian said the
lighted holiday parade is one of the com-
munity's most popular parades. He said
in the past there are often as many as 120
entries. The Okeechobee City Police and
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office are
working with Main Street on security and
traffic control.
"We want this to be a successful event
for the community," said Ms. Doyle, adding
that Main Street's involvement is on a one-
time basis.
Vendor booths are available for $50 per
space. There will be no charge this year for


City code board imposes fines


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee Code Enforce-
ment Board determined that the four
properties brought before them were not
in compliance and imposed fines in each
case.
The properties of Kimberly Anderson,
817 S.E. Eighth St., James R. George, vacant
lot in the 900 block of N.W 10th Street, and
Marguerite D'Onoffrio, vacant house, 400
S.E. 10th Ave., were fined because of over-
growth.


In addition to overgrowth, the 405 N.E.
9th Ave. property of Kurt Keplinger was
also fined because of a disabled vehicle.
In each case the property owners were
given five days to come into compliance or
they would be fined $25 a day for every day
of noncompliance.
The S.E. 13th Avenue property of Juan
Suarez was found to be in compliance and
that case was not heard.
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It has been one year, November
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God. You were a faithful loving
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kindness and generosity to others
will never be forgotten.

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booth spaces for nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Doyle said nonprofit organizations will
have to provide Main Street with the appro-
priate tax document to show their nonprofit
status.
She said they do not consider the festival
a money-making venture. Vendor booth fees
will help offset festival expenses.
Ms. Doyle said the downtown merchants
are encouraged to decorate their businesses
for the holidays and to stay open during the
festival and parade.
Main Street needs volunteers to help
organize and coordinate the festival and
parade. Anyone who would like to help or
would like more information, contact 863-
357-6246.

Wildlife Center has otter show
Arnold's Wildlife Rehab Center will
have its first night time otter show. Watch
the otters swim and dive to the changing
lights. Take a night time walk through the
nature trail (bring your flashlights) to see
the animals playing at night. Learn the fun
facts about the stars above us with Chris
Stephen and his crew. No need to bring
telescopes. They will be set up ahead of
time. The time is 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Nov.
12. Come north on 441 and follow the
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6/12/48- 11/11/09

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Each morning when we awake we know that you
are gone.
And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on.
Our hearts still ache with sadness and
secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
Our thoughts are always with you, your place no
one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still.
There will always be a heartache, and often a silent tear.
But always a precious memory of the days when
you were here.
If tearswould make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven and bring you
home again.
We hold you close within our hearts;
and there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again.
Our family chain is broken now, and nothing
seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
We Love You and Miss You So Much,
Michael, Monica, Tommy, Shane, Stacy, Janna,
Janelle, Meaghan, Austyn, Bailey, Justyn & Kailey


November 12, 2010


Okeechobee News





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OPINION


Friday, November 12, 2010


Public Forum/Speak Out


FWC discusses bass-stocking issues


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ing place. Thanks for participating!

Hello Dolly!
* I enjoyed the review of the community
theatre production of "Hello Dolly!" If you
are looking for an entertaining evening, the
community theatre productions are the place
to go. They have performances on Friday
and Saturday this weekend. And remember
that everyone involved is a volunteer. If they
make any money on the ticket sales, after
paying for the costumes, sets and the fee
for using the play, they put the money into
improvements of that theater, which benefits
the entire community since it is used not only
by the school but also by many community
organizations.

Water problems
Why is there so much chlorine in the
water supply in Okeechobee? When my
husband gets out of the shower, the chlo-
rine will make my eyes water for 15 minutes.
Even if its 40 degrees out, you have to open
the windows to get that "swim team locker"
odor out of the house. What's up?

Mystery missile
Is it possible that our government is ly-
ing to us. How can something this size be
shot off from anywhere and no one know
where it came from. They say it was 35 miles
off the coast of California so it had to come
from some sort of ship or submarine. My big
question is what happened to it? It had to
come down somewhere as no one seems to
have seen it blow up.
This morning on the news the military
said they did not fire any missiles. The ra-
dar at airports did not show any unknown
fast moving objects in that area. One scien-
tist looking at the film said it was probably
the trail from a jet and due to the sunset and
lighting conditions it created an optical illu-
sion ... or maybe it's alien invaders.
We need to ask Jesse Ventura to get to
the bottom of this!


And for $73,000,000 you can be Gov
ernor, later.
If there were no unknown fast mov-
ing objects detected by airport radar then
someone somewhere knows what this was.
We may never know what this thing was.
When it was first being reported there was
someone in the know, have forgotten who,
that said it was a missile and a large one. So
now we have two people guessing at what it
might be. Personally I think it might be that
someone screwed up and now everyone is
saying "it wasn't me." How does a plane just
come out of nowhere 35 miles off shore?

What's up with the chamber?
What is going on with the chamber of
commerce? Do they even meet anymore?
For a while they had volunteers in the build-
ing but I don't know if anyone has even
been there for months. Could another or-
ganization use that building? The property
the chamber building sits on belongs to the
Hamrick Trust so there are no doubt some
legal issues involved as Colonel Hamrick do-
nated the use of that land to the chamber of
commerce.
Actually, according to the property ap-
praiser's website, the land that the Chamber
of Commerce building sits on (behind the
city police department) is owned by the City
of Okeechobee. The owner of the building
may be something else though.
Col. Hamrick Family granted the "Park"
to the City as long as it is used solely for that
purpose. Any violation of the agreement and
it reverts back to the Hamrick trust. A special
exemption was granted to build the library
(which is now the city police department)
and chamber buildings.

Congratulations to young
horseman
I saw the letter to the editor about the
Okeechobee boy who was in the national
extreme mustang challenge, training a wild
horse in only three months. What a great
representative he is for our community. He
really made Okeechobee proud. He is only
11 years old so I think we can look for great
things from this young man in the future.
This goes to illustrate that what kids re-
ally need are parents and grandparents who
are involved in their lives and support their
dreams. No matter what opportunity the
community provides, nothing can take the
place of the support of a parent or grandpar-
ent.


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By Bob Wattendorf
FWC
Stock more fish! That is one of the most
common suggestions from the angling pub-
lic when it comes to ideas about how to im-
prove recreational fishing. Oh, if it was that
easy.
The Florida Bass Conservation Center
(FBCC) is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission's (FWC) state-of-the-
art freshwater hatchery in Sumter County.
The FBCC recently hosted a Largemouth
Bass Stocking Workshop to discuss past
research and recent additions to the body
of knowledge that can help guide future
stocking and research efforts. The FWC and
university experts met to discuss how to
integrate hatchery fish into plans to ensure
sustainable, and quality bass fishing.
As early as 1948, Florida fisheries biolo-
gists realized that stocking small fingerling
bass (about 1-1.5") into lakes or rivers with
existing fish populations did not generate
substantial improvements for anglers. Part of
the problem is how many of these small fish
are immediately consumed by predators or
die from stress, and another part deals with
the fact that bass are very prolific spawners.
Each pair of spawning bass needs only a few
of their hundreds of thousands of eggs to
grow to adulthood to maintain the popula-
tion. Consequently the FWC and most state
fisheries agencies typically stock only small
Phase-I fingerlings into lakes that recently re-
flooded, experienced a major fish kill or lost
a year class (which means a spawning sea-
son was disrupted often by unusual weather
patterns), and where adequate habitat exists
to sustain bass.
However, in recent years, the FWC has
pioneered several new bass-rearing technol-
ogies at the FBCC and through other adjunct
programs. These include developing pro-
duction techniques to rear advanced Phase-
II fingerling bass on artificial diets, including
training them to eat pelleted food, develop-
ing new diets customized to their nutritional
needs, and then retraining them to take live
prey fish prior to being stocked.
It is clear from recent angler surveys per-
taining to the draft Black Bass Management
Plan (see MyFWC.com/BassPlanSurvey)
that the public thinks the FWC should stock
more bass.
There are clear-cut benefits to stocking
bass under specific conditions, such as af-
ter a major fish kill, when a new water body
is flooded (such as water storage areas and
irrigation ponds), or when Florida's famous


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sinkholes refill. However, more research is
needed to improve the return on investment
when bass are stocked into lakes, with es-
tablished bass or other predators, to ensure
enough stocked fish are caught by anglers
to justify the expenditure. In Florida, most
money for fish management comes from
recreational fishing licenses, excise taxes on
fishing tackle (Federal Aid in Sportfish Resto-
ration) and sale of "Go Fishing" largemouth
bass conservation tags for vehicles and trail-
ers. So the FWC is determined to make cer-
tain our fish resources and anglers benefit
from every dollar.
The workshop concluded that more re-
search is needed to refine timing of when
bass are stocked, to determine the most
cost-efficient size to stock them, and to study
hatchery rearing techniques and stocking
protocols. For specific genetic concerns as-
sociated with stocking, FWC biologists of-
fered the following pro-con considerations.
On the pro-side, many biologists think the
extra cost and time associated with address-
ing genetic issues is justified. After all, the
Florida largemouth bass is a subspecies with
unique characteristics that make it the pre-
mier freshwater sport fish in North America.
Since stocking impacts may go undetected
for generations and may be impossible to
reverse, this group of scientists feels a con-
servative approach should be followed.
On the other hand -the "con" side
some managers feel that controlling produc-
tion costs and having more bass available
for stocking should be more important than
genetic integrity. Genetic restrictions also
prohibit stocking pure Florida largemouth
bass into North Florida, since a hybrid be-
tween the northern and Florida largemouth
naturally exists in that area. This could limit
trophy bass production for North Florida,
since other southeastern states attribute tro-
phy production to their Florida bass-stocking
programs.
In 2011, Florida freshwater fish hatcheries
are slated to produce and stock nearly 5 mil-
lion fish, including Phase-I and Phase-II lar-
gemouth bass, bluegill, redear, crappie, cat-
fish, striped bass and sunshine bass. Those
fish will add tremendously to the enjoyment
of more than 1.4 million anglers fishing the
fresh waters of the "Fishing Capital of the
World." Each year and each day, FWC fish-
eries biologists are working to make that
fishing better. If you'd like to comment on
bass-stocking issues, take the brief survey at
http://bit.ly/LMBstock.


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Ernest Blair encourages
blood donors
I am a volunteer for the Fifth Annual
Okeechobee Blood Roundup and I have
the great honor of interviewing folks in
Okeechobee who are
blood recipients and want
to share their stories.
When I met Ernest
Blair, I was struck by his
big smile, hefty handshake
and large physique; how-
ever, as I interviewed him
for this story, his faith and
positive attitude about life
is what I found to be most Ernest
compelling. Here is Er- Blair
nest's story:
"Turn around," said a small voice in Er-
nest's head as he left work one day in 1995.
"Turn around," urged the voice again and
Ernest obeyed by returning to the parking
area of his employer. The next thing he re-
membered was the sound of an ambulance
engine and an EMT telling him that he was
going to the ER at Raulerson Hospital. Ernest
had suffered a grand mal seizure and further
testing detected a cancerous brain tumor.
Ernest went to Tampa General for brain
surgery and his wife and familywere warned
that Ernest could have brain damage if he
survived the surgery. His doctor predicted a
five hour surgery but, once inside Ernest's
brain, the tumor was much larger than
thought and the operation lasted 13 hours
and required many units of blood plasma.
Without the plasma, Ernest may not have
survived the brain surgery. Without Ernest's
faith, he may have survived the surgery but
had serious brain damage. Ernest woke up
from his surgery and immediately asked
for something to eat... he was hungry. In
a very short time, he was walking the halls,
eating hamburgers, and eventually he was
allowed to walk to the cafeteria to get his
own hamburgers. His doctor, his nurses and
his family were amazed and proclaimed the
outcome a miracle. During the six weeks of
daily radiation treatment that followed his
surgery, Ernest's daughter was born. Fifteen
years later, he is watching her act in a play at
Okeechobee High School. If you have been
to Raulerson Hospital, you can see Ernest at
work; he is the security guard there.
Ernest gives all the glory to God for his
miraculous recovery and he firmly believes
that, if you trust in His word and wait pa-
tiently, God will fulfill His promise to you.
Ernest appreciates the people who do-
nated the blood plasma used during his
surgery because he knows that he would
not have survived without it. He encourages
anybody who is able to donate blood. An
excellent opportunity to donate your gift of
life is at the Fifth Annual Okeechobee Blood
Roundup on Nov. 20 and 21 at the Freshman
Campus (note the new location). Please
come and help meet the 2010 Okeechobee
Blood Roundup's goal of 600 units of blood
donated in two days. Your blood will save
lives right here in Okeechobee County.
Susan Williams
Okeechobee

Tragedy at the jail
I sit here in shock and disbelief at receiv-
ing the call on the tragedy at the jail. As I
read the cold facts in the paper I am moved
to tell the human side of the story.
Kerrie Howard was more than a cell


mate statistic. She was a daughter, a sister, a
friend. She was MY friend.
But above all, she was most proud of
being a mother. She made some really bad
choices that affected a lot of people but I ask
that you look beneath the surface. I knew
Kerrie through the years but until we started
conversing through letters recently, I had lit-
tle knowledge of the multiple tragedies this
girl endured. Many things I won't share but
loosing a child being the most unbearable.
This must be the deepest pain imaginable.
Most of us have never experienced the level
of pain she carried. People don't just wake
up one day and decide to take the road to
destruction. There are many events that take
place along the way, a long devastating pro-
cess. I had the undeserved honor and privi-
lege to share with Kerrie that the Lord loved
her unconditionally, no matter what she had
done, she was his daughter. He judges us
by our hearts, not our mistakes, unlike hu-
mans. I believe whole-heartedly she under-
stood and accepted that love. Desperation
and pain push so many of us to drugs and
alcohol only to find out later it's a bottom-
less pit disguised as "relief." A well-planned
strategy from the ENEMY. Yes, he is real; he
is here and he is here to destroy us.
Your unbelief will not change reality. I'm
no preacher, but I've been in that pit. I've
seen true evil eye to eye. It's a dark hole, full
of misery, and crawling out starts on your
knees. The Lord is REAL, He is here and he
is LISTENING. ISAIAH 55: 6 says "seek the
Lord while He may be found." People have
grown numb and desensitized to His Words.
Don't wait until it's too late. He doesn't play
games with our lives. He hurts for us when
we loose a loved one. PSALM 116: 15 says,
"The Lords loved ones are precious to him, it
grieves Him when they die." Hurting people
don't need another judge, jury, and sermon.
They need compassion, mercy, and prayer.
It's what moves Gods heart.
Get out your Bible, and read it for your-
self. Soak it in, Pray, Cry out to Him Pray
some more and BE CHANGED. In Kerrie's
last letter, just days before she passed, she
shared that she was experiencing something
very different and very powerful when she
prayed. I believe she pressed in past her sur-
roundings and touched God's heart. No mat-
ter the circumstance of her death, the Lord
promises in JOHN 10:27 "My Sheep know
my voice, I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never
perish. No one will snatch them away from
me"
She told me, "the TRUTH will set me
FREE." Kerrie is finally Home.
Kerrie, we love you.
We'll miss you.
See ya when we get there...
Pam Griffin

Blood donors save lives
When I saw Susan Williams' letter about
her mother's need for donated blood, I knew
I wanted to tell you my story.
In November, 2008, I had a liver trans-
plant. I had been ill for many years; even with
treatment, my liver would not respond and
I went on the transplant list where I stayed
for a year and a half. I learned that the per-
son who is worse off gets a liver first. Since
the liver filters the blood, and mine was not
working, my body was producing too many
white cells and almost no red cells. The day
before I was called, I was 14th on the list, but
went "down" so fast, I was moved to the top


of the list. Finally the call
came and they rushed me
to Shands in Gainesville. I
don't remember anything
at all about that trip. They
had to give me three pints
of blood just to make the
trip. But after surgery and
blood transfusions and two
weeks in the hospital, I re-
Russ turned home.
Adams I still have to have regu-
lar checkups, but am now
back to work at my business, Russ Adams'
Taekwondo of America, where I've taught
since 1995. I'm grateful to those who sup-
ported and encouraged me, including my
three children, my students and all my golf-
ing buddies at Blue Heron Golf Course.
I hope everyone supports the Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup Nov. 20 and 21 so oth-
ers can benefit like I did. They are trying to
collect 600 units of blood in those two days
and I hope they do.
Russ Adams

Blood Round up committee
says thanks to supporters
As a current member of the committee
for the Okeechobee Blood Roundup, I want
to thank the business community on behalf
of the committee for its outpouring of giv-
ing for this event. Over 200 businesses have
donated cash, door prize items or gift cer-
tificates, and/or promotional items and cou-
pons for the goody bags. The goody bags
are a way of rewarding the donor for his gift
and of providing businesses with some low
cost advertising.
It's very important that donors use or
share the gift certificates and coupons that
are included in the bag. Okeechobee busi-


nesses have supported the drive through
their generosity and donors should support
those businesses. In this economy, we all
deserve a little help.
Five years ago, Raye Deusinger almost
single-handedly (with a few volunteers to
help stuff the goody bags given each donor)
implemented the first 2-day drive, which
netted 200 + units of blood. Each year since,
more and more volunteers have generously
joined the effort, allowing us to distribute the
tasks that make a successful drive. The drive
has grown annually until last year the drive
collected 571 units, to establish Okeechobee
as having the largest community blood drive
in Florida.
Because of that progress, this year we are
moving to a new site -the Auditorium at the
Freshman Campus, west of Golden Corral.
The School Board donated the venue. A spe-
cial thanks goes out to the Methodist Church
for its years of allowing us to use its Fellow-
ship Hall and parking lot for the event.
You may have heard Raye on the radio
with Billy Dean as she promotes the Round-
up. Now you will see flyers posted all over
town and in some church bulletins, remind-
ing you of the dates and times: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 20 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on
Sunday, Nov.21.
Please find some time on that weekend
before Thanksgiving to share the gift of life
by donating blood. Every unit has the poten-
tial to save three lives.
Marilyn C. Rinear
Blood Roundup Committee, Data
Recorder


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Obituaries


Community Events


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Floyd E. Driggers Jr., 69
OKEECHOBEE -Floyd E. Driggers, Jr., age 69,
died peacefully in his home on Monday, Nov. 8,
2010, and made his transition to his new hea-
venly home with the
Lord.
He was born in
Portsmouth, Va., to
Floyd E. Driggers Sr.
and Thelma Virginia
Kelly.
He proudly served
in the United States
Navy for six years.
After his service time
he attended a profes-
sional school in Bos-
ton, Mass.,
for radio, TV and theater. Jobs were
scarce when he graduated so he took a job in
the electronics business but missed entertaining.
Fourteen years, and four sons, later he started
his own mobile disc jockey business and
worked as an entertainer on Ft. Lauderdale
Beach for twenty years.
Serving as an elder at Buckhead Ridge Chris-
tian Church, and with his passion for music and
worshiping God, he sang in the church praise
group and the local Okeechobee Community
Choir. Loving his family, he truly believed in
each and every one of them. Supportive and
kind, he was always ready to listen and offer his
experience. With his strong faith, he shared his
love for the Lord to everyone.
His hobbies were fishing from his dock and
creating beautiful pieces of furniture for his wife
while puttering in his garage. He dabbled in lo-
cal politics and was instrumental on the dredg-
ing of the Pearce Canal leading to the lake in
Buckhead Ridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thel-
ma Kelly and Floyd E. Driggers, Sr.; and his
brother, Jack Driggers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years,
Nancy; four sons, Floyd E. (Mary Jo) Driggers,
III, of Salem, N.H., Danny Driggers of Hamp-
stead, N.H., David (Leah) Driggers of East Hamp-
stead, N.H. and Jeffrey (Karen) Driggers of
Sandown, N.H.; and nephews, Steve (Shellie)
Driggers of Avon, Ind., and Todd (Heather) Drig-
gers of Gilbert, Ariz.; and cousins, Joseph
(Diane) Kelly of Hialeah, and Carolyn (Bill) Nirk
of Kent, Wash. He was a proud grandfather to
his granddaughter, Gabrielle Marie Driggers.
A visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010,
beginning at 3 p.m. with a service following at 4
p.m., at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church,
1167 Linda Road, (i... ,i -I with Pastor Tim
Welborn officiating. A Navy Military Honor Ser-
vice will be held Monday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at
the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake
Worth.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests dona-
tions be made to Buckhead Christian Church,
1167 Linda Road BHR, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
as church was very important to Floyd.
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).


Zelda Christine Garner
Bunch Kuykendall, 78
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Zelda Christine Garner
Bunch Kuykendall, 78, passed quietly away with
her loving family by her side on Nov. 6, 2010.
Chris was born in Burkesville, Ky., in 1932. She
was a life member of the American Legion Aux-
illary, as well as a member of Eastern Star,
Moose, Eagles and Honey Creek United Metho-
dist Church.
Chris was an avid bingo and euchre player
and an accomplished fisherwoman.
She was involved in community service where
she devoted many long hours.
Chris was a loving wife, mother, sister, grand-
mother and great-grandmother to her family, al-
ways saying "I love you more."
Chris is survived by four sons, Michael
(Diane), Don (Nancy), Gary (Kathy) and Terry
(Kelly) Bunch; and her daughter, Debbie (Chris)
Kearns; her step-sons, Gordon and Gary Kuy-
kendall; her step-daughter, Diana K. (Doug)
Shockley; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchil-
dren, and extended family members. She is also
survived by her sisters, Barbara (Lewis) Fox, Ge-
raldine Dean, and Peggy (Rick) Jolly; and her
sister-in-law, Irene Ooten.
Chris was preceded in death by her husband,
George Kuykendall; brother, Bud Ooten; and
her parents, Eula Jane and Loren Ooten.
Friends called on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, from
4 to 8 p.m. at Little and Sons Funeral Home
Stop 11 Chapel. The funeral service was
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. also at
the funeral home. Burial in Memorial Park Ce-
metery. www.littleandosnsfuneralhome/india-
napolis.com

Malcolm E. Harden, age 49
OKEECHOBEE -Malcolm E. Harden, died
Nov. 9, 2010, at his home. He was a native of

Serving his country
in the U.S. Air Force,
he retired as a Staff-
Sergeant.
His hobbies includ-
ed hunting, fishing,
motorcycles and
spending time with
his family. He was a
member of the e
North American
Hunting Club.
He was
preceded in death by his mother, Myr-
tle Purvis.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jean-
nette; daughter, Brandi Harden of (0i..,, i,, i ,
grandson, Austin James of Ind.; granddaughter,
Danika Harden of (l .... i father, Malcolm
(Ann) Harden of Ocala; sisters, Cindi (Richard)
Williams of Rockhill, S.C., and Lissa (Allen)
Rheu of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be held 10 a.m. to noon, Mon.,
Nov. 15, 2010, with the service following imme-
diately at Noon at the Buxton-Seawinds Chapel
at Abundant Blessings Church. Private interment
will take place in the South Florida National Ce-
metery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memori-
al donations be made to Hospice of Okeecho-
bee, P.O. Box 1548, (. i., hld ,, FL 34973.
All arrangements are under the care and direc-
tion of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Sea-
winds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550 Hwy.
441 N., (i. . ..i ,I FL. 863-357-7283.


Eagles hold steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, at 9985
Hwy. 441 N., will hold their steak night, be-
ginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. Live
entertainment and Karaoke by "Wesley &
Debbie James" from 7-11 p.m.

Gospel Sing on Friday
Believers Fellowship Church, at 300 S.W
6th Ave., will have a gospel sing on Friday,
Nov. 12. Everyone is welcome, whether you
are a singer, musician or just like to sit back
and praise God by clapping your hands.
Food and fellowship will follow. For infor-
mation, call 863-467-2158.

A weekend to be thankful for
Second through fifth graders are invited
to spend a Thanksgiving weekend at Lake
Denton Camp, Friday through Sunday, Nov.
12-14. The cost is $50 per child. Scholarships
may be available. For more information on
Lake Denton Camp call 863-453-3627 or go
to www.lakedentoncamp.org or contact
us at lakedentoncamp@eembarqmail.com.
Touching lives through God's love.

Smoked Chicken Dinner
The United Methodist Men of First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., are
sponsoring a smoked chicken dinner Fri-
day, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., take
out only. Delivery will be available for 10 or
more dinners. They will also serve from 4:30
to 6:30 p.m., dine in or take out. The menu


consists of one quarter chicken and fixins
for a $6 donation. Tickets are available at the
church office or you may fax orders to 863-
763-2481 by 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Include
contact name, phone number and address
to deliver dinners.

Hospice Yard Sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is holding its
Yard Sale on Friday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m.
until noon. The yard sale is located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and S.E. 3rd Ave.
We also accept donated items weekdays be-
tween 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. or by appointment.
For information call 863-467-2321 or see our
web page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org.







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Okeechobee has two new doctors
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Two new doctors are practicing family hsb and lihe
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they both came from large metropolitan ar- in the Chicago
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area to practice medicine. Dr. Yubelkis Dr. J. for other doc-
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His wife is happy because her parents live in
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Dr. Yubelkis Tinoco grow up and at-
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rural area. At first she considered a rural area
in Illinois, but her husband was more agree-
able to coming to Florida. Dr. Tinoco also
said the people are very friendly here. Her
office is located at 202 N.E. Second Avenue
and her telephone number is 863-467-2159.
In the practice of family medicine both
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Police: $10,000 in stolen items recovered


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Thanks to an attentive neighbor, a bra-
zen daylight burglary was quickly solved and
most of the items reportedly stolen from the
home were recovered by police.
Jerrett Lowell Wilson, 30, S.W 17th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Wednesday, Nov.
10, on felony charges of burglary of an unoc-
cupied dwelling and grand theft. He was also
arrested on a misdemeanor charge of crimi-
nal mischief.
Wilson was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a total bond of $8,000.
According to Detective Bill Saum of the
Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD)
someone broke into a home around 11:55
a.m. Wednesday and took jewelry, pills,
cameras and various other items. The stolen
items had an estimated value of $10,000, said
the detective.
The detective said the burglary was com-
mitted just minutes after Wilson walked out
of Circuit Court where Judge Robert Belanger
had scheduled Wilson to return Friday, Nov.
19, for a change of plea.
Wilson and Detective Saum are well ac-
quainted because on May 23 the OCPD inves-
tigator arrested Wilson on felony charges of
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and
making/possessing/throwing a deadly device.
Wilson went before Judge Belanger for his
docket call on that case Wednesday.
It was not known as of newspaper dead-
line if Wilson's most recent arrest would have
any impact on his plea change.


In his arrest report, Detective Saum said
Wilson was allegedly driven to the home by
another person under the guise that he was
going to visit a friend. When they arrived at
the home, Wilson told that person to drive
around a while then walked toward the
home, the investigator continued.
He reportedly gained entry by using a pry
bar to break out a pane of glass in the home's
back door.
Besides the jewelry and cameras, a large
ziplock bag full of antibiotics and cold medi-
cine as well as some birth control pills were


stolen, stated the detective.
After seeing the car circle the block a cou-
ple of times, the neighbor became concerned
and contacted the police department. Of-
ficers P.C. Eddings, Ryan Holroyd and Belen
Reyna responded to the home and Detective
Bettye Taylor and Detective Saum were also
on their way.
However, while on his way to the home
Detective Saum saw a black Volkswagon that
matched the description of the vehicle given
by the neighbor so he stopped the car on S.R.
70 E. at the Hampton Inn. Detectives Saum


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Okeechobee City Police Department Detective Bill Saum gestures to some of the
jewelry and other items that were recovered after a home was burglarized Wednes-
day. All together, the detective said the items were valued at $10,000. A man was
arrested with the jewelry a short time after the burglary, said Detective Saum.


and Taylor then took Wilson and the driver
out of the car. It was at this time they saw
jewelry and a plastic bag full of medications
on the floor in front of the passenger's seat,
indicated the arrest report.
The homeowner was then brought to the
scene of the traffic stop where they reportedly
identified the jewelry and other items.
Detective Saum went on to say that some
of the jewelry was thrown from the car as it
was going north on S.E. Eighth Ave. If anyone
finds, or has found, any jewelry along S.E.
Eighth Ave. Detective Saum asks that they
contact either him or Detective Taylor at 863-
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Coquina considers land deals


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Coquina Water Control District
Board of Supervisors met Wednesday morn-
ing Nov. 10, two separate land transactions
took up a large portion of their time.
The board discussed swapping some Co-
quina owned lots for some lots owned by a
private owner that would give the district ac-
cess to a Coquina drainage ditch. Chairman
Melvin Byars stated that the swap would take
three lots off the tax roles and put three more
valuable lots on the tax roles. The acreage in
both instances was about the same.
In the other case the board discussed pur-
chasing 20 acres of land in Viking to be used
as a quarry for fill dirt. Mr. Byars stated that
the property had been tested to determine
its' suitability for fill dirt. Mr. Byars said the
property would be easy to clear and would
be paid for in two annual payments. Nego-
tiations are continuing in both situations.
A special meeting will be held Nov. 30
at 9 a.m. at the Coquina shop, 17205 N.W
240th St., to determine what roads to repair
and their priority. For that work the board
voted to extend the contract with their pres-
ent contractor.
"I think we can do more this year than
we have been doing," Mr. Byars asserted. He
said they would do as much road work this


UKeechobee News/Pete Gawda
As part of the monthly meeting of the
Coquina Water Control District Board
of Supervisors held Wednesday, Nov.
10 meeting, the board inspected the
properties being discussed. Taking
part in the inspection tour were, left
to right, board member Dorothy Miles,
chairman Melvin Byars, board attorney
Tony Young, board member Kenneth
Childs, engineer Brian Clemons, and
superintendent Danny Faircloth.
year as the budget would allow.
After the conclusion of formal business,
the board inspected the properties that had
been discussed.
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Youth soccer program continues to grow


More than 370 kids ages 4 to 14 are cur-
rently participating in the youth soccer pro-
gram being run by the Okeechobee County
Parks & Recreation Department.
Featuring games on Tuesday nights at the
Sports Complex and Saturdays at the Prac-
tice Area on N.W 10th Terrace, the program
consists of 29 coed teams in five age divi-
sions: 6 and under, 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U.
"We actually went up in registrations
from last year, and that's partly because we
offer an affordable program that serves the
community well," said Josephine O'Mallan,
in her second year as Program Specialist for
the department. "Local sponsors help keep
registration costs down, and we are fortu-
nate to have good volunteer coaches who
make for good team chemistry that keeps
the kids coming back year after year.
"If people are looking for inexpensive
and healthy ways to keep their kids involved
and active, this is a great place to start."
The youth soccer program is recreational
and instructional in nature, but scores and
records are kept for the top three divisions.
"Really, though, we keep the focus on
recreation and learning," O'Mallan said.
"We've recently added a training pro-
gram for coaches under the National Youth


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Celena Letcher placed llth in the 100
breaststroke at the Regional Swim Meet at
Florida Gulf Coast University Friday to pace
Okeechobee High School to an 18th place
finish.
Okeechobee earned 30 points at the re-
gional meet which was won by Suncoast.
The girls 200 free relay also finished 11th
at the regional with a time of 1:54.94.
The girls 400 free style relay team ad-
vanced to the finals with a strong morning
swim and ended up in 1 th place. The morn-
ing run was a school record with a time of
4:23.33. Katie Vanbeek, Jessica Wackier, Alex
Ming and Jaiden Barnhart added to their re-
cords in the afternoon when they shattered
that record with a blistering pace of 4:19.32.
"These results prove how far we have
come in the last three years," Coach Brian
Turner said afterward, "We have gone from
barely making it to regional to compet-
ing with the best high school teams in the
state."
Turner said he feels the program is head-
ed in the right direction despite the loss of
some key senior swimmers, "We have laid
the groundwork for future success and I feel
as if both the boys and girls teams have ex-
tremely bright futures."


Sports Coaching Association umbrella."
Both youth soccer and the other current-
ly running program men's, women's and
coed softball will run through December.
In the winter, coed basketball for 10U, 12U
and 14 U divisions will be held from January
through March, while in February the men's
and women's flag football leagues will start.
Spring sports include adult softball and
the Hershey's Track and Field Games for
youth 9 to 14 years of age.
Those interested in learning more about
activities offered through the Recreation De-
partment may call 863-763-6950.


special to me UKeecnoDee News
Recreation Department teams play games on Tuesday nights at the Okeecho-
bee Sports Complex and on Saturdays at the soccer field on N.W. 10th Terrace.

OHS Brahmans face Clewiston Tigers


By Charles M.
Murphy
Okeechobee News
Friday night's
game features a
battle of (3-6) teams,
the Okeechobee
Brahmans and the
Clewiston Tigers at
Cane Field in Clewis-
ton.
Okeechobee
comes in on a high
after a 21-8 win at S
Palm Beach Lakes
that secured the team S c
a playoff berth next
week. Clewiston lost
to Dunbar on a last R e
minute touchdown
and will miss out on
the playoffs this year.
Brahman Coach Share your ne
Myron Jackson said for this column
he still expects a fired okeenews@
up Clewiston team to
greet the Brahmans
tonight, "They are a disciplined team. Like
our team, they do what they do. They run
the ball a lot and play power football."
Clewiston had a three game winning
streak after a tough start this year. They
played tough teams like Glades Central,
Island Coast, American Heritage Plantation
and Glades Day. The Tigers have defeated
LaBelle, Lake Placid and Gateway Charter
School this year.
The Tigers also boast six players who
weigh 250 pounds or more.
"I don't worry about the records of the
teams in this game. It will also be hard
fought. For many fans in the two towns the
result of this game is a barometer on how
the football season went for their school,"
he added.
Clewiston QB Andres Rios leads the
Tiger attack which features strong run-


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and Benjamin Estey for raising their level
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He also praised Thor Harden who has
anchored the offensive line despite a pain-
ful knee injury
Jackson said a lot of the younger players
will likely be surprised at how important
this game is to the teams, "They will learn
about it for sure. This is a big time game.
I don't think either school really worries
about the other team's record. I think our
team believes in one another and believes
in our system."
Jackson said the team with more de-
sire will come away with the win, "We
have improved and have been on a steady
climb. Some guys have really come along.
It is important for us to win this game."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
OHS Swim Team members include
from left to right: Celena Letcher, Alex
Ming, Katie Vanbeek and in the back,
Jaiden Barnhart.

Letcher, Ming, and Barnhart all graduate
this year. Turner said these girls were the
core of the team for three years. He said it
was great to see them go out with their best
efforts.
"It was very exciting to see them going
out with the school record," he said.
The swim team will hold an awards
banquet on Nov. 17, at Okeechobee High
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OHS wrestler Donald Bryan inspired by bad break


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Donald Bryan no longer takes things for
granted.
The Brahman senior was in the process
of winning his first district title in wrestling
and making the regional tournament last
winter when he suffered a freak injury in a
wrestling match.
Bryan used a firemen's carry move on
his opponent and something went wrong. A
bone in his right hand was broken and his
season was over.
Bryant actually won the match despite
the broken hand but was unable to com-
pete at the regional last spring. He said this
ordeal has left him more than ready to com-
pete this year.
"It really gave me that little extra drive
that will help me this season. For most peo-
ple pre season began a few weeks ago. For
me, pre season started when the cast came
off," he added.

Roadwatch

Road work under way
Sisca Construction Services Inc. has re-
leased the following advisory regarding road
work in progress in the southwest section of
Okeechobee County.
Motorists are reminded to wear safety
belts and drive with caution, courtesy, com-
mon sense, and patience as they travel
through work zones.
Remember, speeding fines are doubled
in work zones, which include:
SW 28th Street;
SW 3rd Terrace;
SW 7th Avenue; and
SW 32nd Street.
The drainage project consists of removal
of debris and installation of drainage pipe.
During construction the road will con-
sist of one lane roadways and/or temporary
road closures.
Detour signs will be in place to reroute
traffic. Construction will be limited to day-
time operations. Motorists should use cau-
tion while in this area. The project is expect-
ed to be completed mid February 2011.

Nutritional analysis class
at Douglas Chiropractic
Douglas Chiropractic & Fitness Center
will hold a free CRA nutritional analysis
class on Monday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
The class is taught by Dr. Edward Doug-
las. This is a free community service. For
more information, call 863-763-4320.

Republican Party to meet
The Republican Party of Okeechobee
invites you to their monthly meeting on
Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., 401 NW 4th
Street, Okeechobee. 863-532-9623. All
are invited to come. Let's stay busy as we
look forward with excitement to 2012.


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Assistant Coach Vidal Torres, who owns a
local gym, and former Brahman and now
college wrestler Tyler Hayes. They spent
countless hours training and wrestling in the
ring this summer so Bryan can compete for
district, regional and state titles this year. He
most likely will wrestle at 145 pounds this
year.


make this season the best that it could pos-
sible be," he said.
Bryan also likes what he sees from the
younger wrestlers at practice. He said the
guys are hungry to learn and have picked
things up fast.
Bryan and Vance Wilkerson will be team
captains this year. Bryan said his goal is to


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for me," he said.
Bryan has only wrestled for three years
but has quickly improved as he learned the
sport. He praised Coach Bruce Jahner and
Coach Torres for his improvement.
"I really like the competition in wrestling.
I think I will win the finals matches at the
state tournament this year," he added.
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'Your Place of Destiny" -Jeremiah 29:11
3666 E. Hwy 70 Okeechobee
(Old Elks Lodge)
Sunday School 9am
Sunday Worship 10am
Tues. & Thurs. 7:30pm
Prayer Service, Tues. & Thurs. 6:30pm 7:30pm
Nursery Available at All Services
Office Hours:
Mon. 9am -12 noon
Tues. Fri. 9am 5pm
(863) 357-2264
Bishop Robert J. Banks, Jr., Pastor


Hope Ministry H PE
Church of God
1109 SE 7th Street Okeechobee
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 11 am
1'Sun. of Month 10 am service
Wed Night Service
& Prayer Meeting 7 pm
Bible Study 7:30 pm
Every 1"' & 3rd Monday Youth Night
Nursery available at all services
Bishop Kenneth Williams,
Pastor
Elder Chris Hall,
Youth Pastor
863-357-1319



Kingdom of
God Embassy
We Pray for the Sick & Needy
Bill Sherman, Ambassador
Sunday Services 10:30 am
Bible Study & Teaching
(From Genesis thru Revelation)
Praise & Worship
Learn How to Live Everyday in Victory
True Faith in the finished work of Christ
Jesus Our King.
Location: Corner of Hwy 98 & 68
863-634-3934
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November 12, 2010


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OHS seniors ready for ladies hoop season


By Charles
M. Murphy
Okeechobee
News
It doesn't
take long for a
casual basket-
ball fan to no-
lice Jodi Raul-
erson.
That is be-
cause Rauler-
son is always
the hardest
worker on the
Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy court, the most
Jodi Raulerson (left) is hard nosed, and
guarded by Jaryca Bak- the one who
er during a recent OHS leads by exam-
girls basketball practice, ple. Raulerson is


the only senior on this year's Girls Basketball
squad at Okeechobee High School.
Raulerson returned to basketball after a
year off. She was a member of the OHS Ro-
deo team last year and competed in barrel
racing and other events.
She said getting back on the basketball
court hasn't been that easy, "It is kind of
hard because I really didn't play much while
I was off. I'm getting the hang of it again."
Raulerson said she likes basketball be-
cause it keeps you active and keeps you go-
ing. She said she is glad to take on any chal-
lenge, "It's kind of a process for me. I want
to work hard and play as well as the other
girls that have been playing all these years."
Raulerson also relishes the chance to be
a team leader. She plans to do it with ener-
gy and effort at all times. She also plans to
encourage her teammates and show good


Cross country teams compete in district meet


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee boys qualified to run in the
regional meet as they battled with 16 other
schools last Saturday in Osceola County in
their district meet.
Okeechobee finished eighth on the boys
side and ninth on the girls side in a district
meet at Harmony High School Nov. 6 in a
competition that included 17 teams this
year.
"Overall the girls team ran very strong,"
Coach Julie Bohannon said, "We have a
young team and even though we ran some
of our best times it wasn't quite enough to
qualify for the regional."
The top teams qualified which left
Okeechobee just barely out of the regional
competition.
Tabatha Henry completed a strong fresh-
man campaign with a 15th place finish with
a time of 20:39.80. Marilu Rodriguez fin-
ished in 40th place with a time of 22:08.15.
Carissa Licata finished in 58th place with a
time of 23:01.96. Kayla Nelson finished in
95th position with a time of 25:28.45.
Coach Bohannon said her girls squad is
headed in the right direction. She plans to
have a very active off season this year, "We
will put in more miles next summer. Our
goal will be to qualify for the regional and


state meets. We are very optimistic for next
season since we are graduating only one
senior who was injured for the majority of
the season."
Oviedo High School was the 3A-7 district
champion this year.
On the boy's side Mauro Dominguez
finished in seventh position with a time of
16:37.79. Agustin Leon finished 37th with
a time of 17:54.10. Shawn Horvath fin-
ished in 38th place with a time of 17:55.75.
Adrian Tagle was in 39th place with a time
of 17:56.27. Phillip Suarez finished in 82nd
place with a time of 18:54.06.
Coach Bohannon said Dominquez ran
an amazing race as he stuck with the leaders
for the entire race. She said the other boys
could have accomplished more on Satur-
day, "We didn't quite run our best times
but we are putting in the work this week to
show everyone at the Regional what we are
made of."
Despite the eighth place finish the boys
still have high hopes of doing well at the
Regional and moving on to the state com-
petition.
"We are grateful that we qualified at all.
We have several seniors on the team who
are anticipating competing in the state this
year," she added.
The regional race is held this Saturday at
South Fork High School in Tropical Farms.


sportsmanship to her opponents.
"I take this sport seriously. I play around
but not when I'm on the court. In my opin-
ion I have to take it seriously because I want
to do my best," she added.
Raulerson wants to earn a college schol-
arship for basketball. If not she intends to
join the Air Force and become a pilot.
Her brother Josh Raulerson was a top
athlete in football and wrestling while at
OHS. She said he set a high standard that
she tries to reach.
"I try but there isn't anyway I could match
what he did. I try to represent my family the
best that I can just like he did," she added.


Raulerson said she feels the basketball
team has a chance to achieve some goals
this year. One elusive goal has been to reach
a regional game. She said the team might be
able to do that.
"We have some talent. This is my last
year so I want to do my best."
Coach Erin Morrow said she was very
glad that Raulerson came out for the team
this year. She said Jodi sets a great example
for the other girls, "She has a lot of defensive
tenacity. She is a leader for the team and I
look forward to watching her work on the
defensive end."


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3 1/2 foot long,
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Enamel $600 OBO
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EFFICIENCY 1BR fur-
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FOR RENT Bedroom
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ALMOST NEW 4/2/2
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ON RIM-CANAL: 3
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Shed. $18,500 or best
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Change in School
Board Meetinn Date
The regular meeting of the Okeecho-
bee County School Board for Novem-
ber will take place on Tuesday,
November 16, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.
The purpose of this meeting is the
annual reorganization of the School
Board and consideration of regular
School Board business. The meeting
will be held in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrabve Office
located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue. The
meeting is open to the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
369135 ON 11/5,12/2010
NOTICE OF SALE
To Satisfy Owners Lien
70 West Self Storage
2190 SR 70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
11-27-10 @ 10:00 AM
Unit #115 Steven Moore
Unit #210 -JoAnn C. Nicoll
Unit #409 Christopher 0. Clemons
Unit #429- Leopold Behitez
Unit #436 Taylor Stratford
371153 ON 11/12,19/2010

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NOTICE OF CITY PLANNING BOARD MEETING
NOTICE: The City of Okeechobee Planning Board will meet as the Local
Planning Agency on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as possible, to consider any proposed amendments, submit-
ted by City Staff or citizens, to the adopted City Comprehensive Plan, which
may include amendments to the adopted Land Development Regulations
(LDR's). All amendments are forwarded, with a recommendation, to the City
council for final consideration. The meeting will be held at City Hall, 55
Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200, Okeechobee,
Florida.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that no stenographic record by a
certified court reporter will be made of the foregoing meeting. Accordingly,
any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters no-
ticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimo-
ny and evidence at said meeting upon which any appeal is to be based.
Please contact General Services at 863-763-3372, or website www.cityofo
keechobee.com, to obtain a copy of the agenda.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 per-
sons needing special accommodabon to parbcipate in this proceeding
should contact the General Services Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
BY Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
370597 ON 11/12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD413
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scripbon of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 2252 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: OKEECHOBEE PARK LOT 21 BLOCK 29
1-17-37-35-0020-00290-0210
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ALLEN W HAMPTON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367075 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
OF THE POST ELECTION CERTIFICATION VOTING SYSTEM AUDIT
FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2010 GENERAL ELECTION
The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board will convene at the office of the
Supervisor of Elections, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida at 9:00
A.M., on Monday, November 15. The Okeechobee County Canvassing Board
is convening for the post election certification vobng system audit and to
perform any other duties that may be prescribed by law. In accordance with
the Sunshine Laws of Florida, this meebng will be open to the public.
Gwen Chandler
Supervisor of Elections
Okeechobee County, Florida
11/12/2010
371268 ON 11/12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD414
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 1766 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE
LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF OKEECHOBEE, STATE OF
FLORIDA, TO WIT: LOCATED IN SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST AND FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 16,
TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST: THENCE EASTERLY AT AN
ANGLE OF NORTH 89 DEG 42 MIN 43 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF
386.09 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF NORTH 6 DEG
05 MIN 48 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 466.44 FEET; THENCE
WESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF NORTH 83 DEG 54 MIN 12 SEC WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 66 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE
WESTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF NORTH 83 DEG 54 MIN 12 SEC WEST,
A DISTANCE OF 145.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AT AN ANGLE OF
SOUTH 06 DEG 05 MIN 48 SEC WEST, A DISTANCE OF 204.94
FEET; THENCE EASTERLY AT AN ANGLE OF NORTH 89 DEG 40 MIN
07 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE OF 145.92 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY
AT AN ANGLE OF NORTH 6 DEG 05 MIN 48 SEC EAST, A DISTANCE
OF 188.61 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING..60
ACRE
1-10-36-35-0A00-00015-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
DANIEL W HARDEN
MELISSA ANN HARDEN
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367072 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD415
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that VERONA V LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said cerficates for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descripbon of the
property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Cerbficate No: 619 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Descripton of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 31 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OFS1/20F TRACT 31 2234S33E
1-22-34-33-0A00-00031-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ROBERT L REPASS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at te Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW County Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366857 ON 10/22,29, & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD407
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cerficates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Cerbficate No: 907 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripbon of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 14 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 14 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00014-A000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
THOMAS E KEVELIGHAN
TILLIE KEVELIGHAN
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366913 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE NINTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 09-CP-250
In re: estate of:
JANET MADDOCK
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JANET MADDOCK whose date of
death was October 9, 2009 and
whose social security number is
XXXX-XX-9556, is pending in the cir-
cuit court, nineteenth judicial circuit
of Florida, in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida; probate division,
which address is 313 N. W. 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and address of personal
representative and the attorney for
the estate are set forth below.
ALL CREDITORS of decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, or
who a copy of this notice is required
to be served, must file such claims
with this court:
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE, OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OTHER creditors of the dece-
dent, and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, must file their claims
with this court:
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER


BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD 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 November 5, 2010.
Melvin Maddock
Personal Representative
1560 SW 35th Cr.
Okeechobee, Fl 34972
LAW OFFICES JOHN R. COOK PA.
PO Box 515
Okeechobee, Florida 34973
(863)467-0297
Florda Bar No. 262951
370632 ON 11/5,12,19/2010




To Whom It May Concern:
You are hereby notified that the
following described livestock, one
sorrel gelding approximately 15
hh, white blaze, is now impound
ed at Okeechobee County Animal
Control, 1480 NW 25th Drive,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. The
amount due by reason of such im-
pounding is $110.00. The above
described livestock, will, unless re-
deemed within 3 days from the
date hereof, be offered for sale at
public auction to the highest best
idder for cash. Public Aucbon for
this Animal will occur on Monday
December 1, 2010 at Okeechobee
Animal Control Facility at approxi-
mately 2:00pm.
Animal Control
of Okeechobee County, Florida
371116 ON 11/12/2010


NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF
COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS
Okeechobee County, Florida (the "County") hereby provides notice, pur-
suant to Section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes of its intent to use the
uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be lev-
ied within the unincorporated area of the County for the cost of providing
any or all of the following services: drainage, road improvements, including,
but not limited to roadside ditches, swales, and sidewalks, street lighting
s~eet resurfacing, canal cleaning and canal maintenance, enhanced or sub-
sbtute solid waste colltion and disposal, stormwater treatment and mos-
uito control, commencing for the fiscal year beginning on October 01,
2011. The County will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use
the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by Section
197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held on Thursday,
December 16, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners
Meeting Room (the Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom), at the Okeecho-
bee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Such
resolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description
of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the pro
posed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real
property subject to the levy, are on file at the Office of the County Clerk of
Okeechobee County, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend.
In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the Board with
respect to any matter relating to the consideraon of the resolution at the
above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed
and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the
Americans with Disability Act, persons needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration no later
an seven days prior to proceeding or call 1-772-807-4370:IF YOU ARE
HEARING IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL 1-800-955-8770.
Dated this 28th day of October, 2010.
CALIF BETTS, JR., CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
370407 ON 11/5,12,19,26/2010

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION
issued by the Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 14th day
of September, 2010, in the cause wherein Palmdale Oil Company, Inc a
Florida Corporation Plaintiff and Wayne Carr Trucking, Inc. a Florida Corpo-
ration and Wayne E. Carr, Individually Defendant(s), being Case No.
2008CA708 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee
County, Florida, have this day levied upon all of the right, title and interest
of the Defendant Wayne Carr Trucking, Inc. a Florida Corporation and
Wayne E. Carr, Individually in and to the following described personal prop-
erty lying and situate in Okeechobee County, Florida to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
2006 UTILITY TRAILER VIN # 1UYVS25366M891803
2005 KW TRACTOR/TRUCK VIN # 1XKADB9X65J084979
I shall offer the above described personal property for sale subject to all
prior liens and encumbrances if any, on the 30th day of November, 2010 at
11:00 AM, or as soon as possible thereafter at the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, 504 N.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash, all right, title, and interest of said De-
fendant Wayne Carr Trucking, Inc. a Florida Corporation and Wayne E. Carr,
Individually in said property.
Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale at BMJ Towing 414 S. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974.
Dated at Okeechobee, Florida this 27th day of October 2010.
Published: October 29, November 5,12,19, 2010
Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in
the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117,
ext. 2295.
370012 ON 10/29;11/5,12,19/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2009-DP-050
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.A. DOB: 7/19/2007
D.R. DOB: 8/5/2008
MINOR CHILDREN
TO: Father of R.A. and D.R.
Miguel Badillo
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A
PETITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS RELATIVE TO R.A. A MALE
CHILD, BORN ON THE 19th DAY OF
JULY, 2007, AND D.R., A FEMALE
CHILD BORN ON THE 5th DAY OF
AUGUST, 2008. THE CHILDREN
WERE BORN IN THE COUNTY OF ST
LUCIE, IN THE STATE OF FLORI-
DA.
YOU ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND
APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVI-
SION IN THE ABOVE-STYLED CASE
LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE JUDICIAL CENTER


312 N.W. 3RD STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 3:00 P.M., ON THE 20TH DAY
OF DECEMBER, 2010, IN COURT-
ROOM "C", FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITION
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR
AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CON-
STITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF
THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO AP-
PEAR ON THE. DATE AND TIME
SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LE-
GAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION AT-
TACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF
SAID COURT AND THE SEAL THERE-
OF, THIS 5th DAY OF OCTOBER,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY /S/ KIMBERLEY J. SARROS
DEPUTY CLERK
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD412
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 1973 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: BASSWOOD UNIT 4 LOT 43 BLOCK 46
1-05-37-35-0040-00460-0430
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
RESEARCH & MARKETING SERVICES
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367073 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD393
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 799 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT G OF TRACT 29 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF N 1/2 OF TRACT 29 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00029-G000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
LYNDA MUIR
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366861 ON 10/22,29, & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD405
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 897 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 10 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 10 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OA00-00010-M 000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD408
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scripton of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 918 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OFS1/2 OFTRACT 17 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00017-P00O
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
WALLACE L STEVENS ESTATE
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366915 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD417
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HORN VI LLC the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 995 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOTS G & H OF TRACT 24 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF
S1/2 OF N1/2 OF TRACT 24 & E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2 OF N1/2 OF
TRACT 24 26 34S 33E
1-26-34-33-0A00-00024-G000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
KAREN ELIZABETH STERLING
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367070 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD404
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scripton of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 894 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 9 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OFTRACT 09 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00009-COOO
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD411
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. he certifcate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 937 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT P OF TRACT 25 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 25 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-0A00-00025-P000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
JOHN S EDINGTON
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367069 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD409
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certifcate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 931 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripon of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 24 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-0A00-00024-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
YRLANDE JULCEUS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodaton to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367066 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD397
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. he certifcate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 829 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT 0 OF TRACT 11 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 11 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00011-0000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD398
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certficate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 842 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT A OF TRACT 17 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OFN1/2 OF TRACT 17 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00017-A000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ELLISON WATTS LLC
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certifcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administation no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366868 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD394
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 800 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 29 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 29 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-0A00-00029-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
CECILE M DAWKINS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certifcate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366862 ON 10/22,29, & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD395
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 801 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OFW1/2 OF N1/2
OF N1/2 OF TRACT 30 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OAOO-00030-C000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida


Name in which assessed: Name in which assessed: Name in which assessed: Name in which assessed:
BS R LAND COMPANY MARCIA M PHILLIPS FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH LESLIE A WATTKIS JR
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de- Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law e property de- Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de- Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee- scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee- scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee- scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street, chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010. Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010. Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010. Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sha Sham /s n Sham /s/ Lynn Sham /s/ Lynn Sham
DeClerk Deputy uty Clerk Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act persons needing a In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act persons needing a In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act persons needing a In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact special accommodation to parbcpate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to te proceeding at Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at Court Administration no later that seven days prior to the proceeding at 250
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370 with-
within two working days of your receipt of this notce. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR- within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR- in two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEARING
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD400
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 861 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 24 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF N 1/2 OF TRACT 24 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00024-F000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
YVESSUPRE
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366889 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD403
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 886 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT J OF TRACT 6 W1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OFTRACT 06 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00006-J000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
REYNALDA D FLORES FLORES
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366897 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD402
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 869 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descnption of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 30 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 30 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00030-K00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
GILLIAN BIANCA EDWARDS
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administraton no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366894 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD416
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that CRYSTAL I LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 622 Year of Issuance: June-01-2007
Description of Property: LOT L OF TRACT 32 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 32 22 34S 33E
1-22-34-33-OA0-00032-L000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ELIZABETH E BISTONATH
LIZCAR LLC
OSCAR BISTONATH
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366858 ON 10/22,29, & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD410
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scripton of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 933 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT C OF TRACT 25 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OFN1/2 OFTRACT 25 25 34S 33E
1-25-34-33-0A00-00025-C000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
JENNIFER CORNWALL
OWEN CORNWALL
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilties Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
367068 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD406
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scrption of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol
lows:
Certificate No: 904 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Decription of Property: LOT K OF TRACT 12 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF N1/2
OFS1/2OFTRACT12 2534S33E
1-25-34-33-OAOO-00012-K00O
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
RUPCHAND RAMDASS
Unless said cerbficate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
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 Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366905 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD399
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cerbficates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Cerbficate No: 853 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT N OF TRACT 22 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 22 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OA0-00022-N000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
GLENIS NEMBHARD
ROLAND NEMBHARD
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366873 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD396
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cerbficates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Cerbficate No: 803 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT F OF TRACT 1 E1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2 OF
N1/2 OF TRACT 01 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-OAOO-00001-F00O
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ESSIE HARRIS
HERBERT MARTIN
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366865 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD392
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scripton of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Cerbficate No: 798 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Descripton of Property: LOT M OF TRACT 28 W1/2 OF W1/2 OF S1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 28 23 34S 33E
1-23-34-33-OA0-00028-M000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ALICIA MEEK
CRAIG A MEEK
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodabon to participate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this notice. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366860 ON 10/22,29, & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD401
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that JOSEPH FREDERICK GAZZA the
holder of the following certifiate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the de-
scription of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
Certificate No: 863 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: LOT I OF TRACT 26 E1/2 OF E1/2 OF N1/2
OF S1/2 OF TRACT 26 24 34S 33E
1-24-34-33-0A00-00026-I000
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florida
Name in which assessed:
ROBERT LEMMO
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certifiate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Lynn Sham
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
366892 ON 10/22,29 & 11/5,12/2010


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
2010TD418
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC the hold-
er of the following certifiate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
bon of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No: 3049 Year of Issuance: May-30-2008
Description of Property: UNPLATTED LANDS OF THE CITY COMMENCE
AT A POINT ON EAST LINE OF PENSACOLA STREET 345 FEET
SOUTH OF SOUTH LINE OF SOUTH PARK STREET, RUN EAST ON
SOUTH BOUNDARY OF TUSCALOOSA STREET AND PARALLEL WITH
SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF BLOCK 200, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE A
DISTANCE OF 670 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE
EAST 35 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 150 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST
35 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. LYING IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35
EAST. AND UNPLATTED LANDS OF THE CITY AND ABANDONED
RAILROAD OF FEC COMMENCE AT A POINT ON EAST LINE OF PEN-
SACOLA STREET 575 FEET SOUTH OF R/W LINE OF SOUTH PARK
STREET, RUN EAST PARALLEL WITH SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF
BLOCK 200, CITY OF OKEECHOBEE A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET FOR
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE EAST A DISTANCE OF
370 FEET; THENCE NORTH 30 FEET; THENCE EAST 35 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 70 FEET; THENCE WEST 405 FEET; THENCE NORTH
40 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. AND UNPLATTED LANDS
OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE AND ABANDONED RAILROAD OF
FEC BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF TUSCALOOSA
STREET, 670 FEET EAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF SAID SOUTH
LINE OF TUSCALOOSA STREET AND THE EAST LINE OF PENSACOLA
STREET, RUN SOUTH ON THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE
WEST LINE OF CHOKALOSKEE STREET 150 FEET TO A POINT;
THENCE RUN WEST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF TUSCALOO-
SA STREET 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH PARALLEL
TO THE SOUTHERLY EXTENSION OF THE WEST LINE OF CHOKA-
LOSKEE STREET 150 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH LINE OF
TUSCALOOSA STREET, RUN EAST ON SAID SOUTH LINE OF TUSCA-
LOOSA STREET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN SECTION
21, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND UNPLATTED LAND OF THE CITY AND
ABANDONED RAILROAD OF FEC BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE
EAST LINE OF PENSACOLA STREET 345 FEET SOUTH OF THE
SOUTH LINE OF SOUTH PARK STREET; THENCE SOUTH ALONG
EAST LINE OF PENSACOLA STREET 200 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
EAST 595 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE EAST A DIS-
TANCE OF 105 FEET; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET;
THENCE WEST A DISTANCE OF 105 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 50 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP
37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST. AND UNPLATTED LANDS OF THE CITY
AND ABANDONED RAILROAD OF FEC COMMENCE AT A POINT ON
THE EAST LINE OF PENSACOLA STREET 545 FEET SOUTH OF
SOUTH R/W LINE OF SOUTH PARK STREET, RUN EAST PARALLEL
WITH THE SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF BLOCK 200, CITY OF OKEE-
CHOBEE, A DISTANCE OF 595 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE EAST A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH PARALLEL WITH EAST R/W LINE OF PENSACOLA STREET A
DISTANCE OF 30 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 75 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 30 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST.
2-21-37-35-OAOO-00008-BO00
Said property being in the County of Okeechobee, State of Florda
Name in which assessed:
DONNA BROWNING
JERRY JOLICOEUR
NANCYJOLICOEUR
NORTHWIND PROPERTIES INC
WALTER BROWNING
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property de-
scribed in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 10:00 A.M., on the 2nd day of December, 2010.
SUBJECT TO CURRENT TAXES
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
/s/ Robin R. Parrish
Deputy Clerk
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990;
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to parbcipate in this proceeding should contact
Court Administration no later than seven days prior to the proceeding at
250 NW Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986, 1.772.807.4370
within two working days of your receipt of this nobce. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
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The September tournament was held In the 11-14 age group, second
out of Okee-Tantie on Sept 25. In place Logan Bohannon with
age group 15-18, First place Robert In age group 11-14, first place- 7.77 Ibs.
Stafford with 8.831bs. Jose Hernandez with 8.13 Ibs.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Janice Floyd
Big O Teen anglers would like to thank our boat
captains: Mike Jones, David Straight,Ken Hall, Le-
roy Bauer, Richard Stiglitz, Ernie Johnson, Mike
Ingram, Tim Arnold, David Pearce and Mike Zu-
bricky. Above, Chris Eaton, in the 15-18 age group,
took second place with 8.54 Ibs. of fish.


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place in the 15-18 age group
with 5.17 Ibs. of fish.


CTT Tourney fishermen not deterred by wind and cold
By Pat Zieglar 13.34 Ibs. total weight and brought their to-
Story and photos tal winnings to $408.
Oakview Baptist Church held its third Second place Big Fish weighing 6.21
view Btist C h hd its tid lbs. was caught by Jim Medlin and James


ChrisLian leail Iralls iisillng tourney ol Ltle
season on a cold and windy Saturday morn-
ing, Nov. 6. A few less than at the last tourna-
ment came out with 48 boats participating.
Despite windy conditions, all boats but three
brought in fish. The tournament had pay-
outs for nine boats down through weights
of 10.61 lbs. Other prizes, such as reels, rods
and gift certificates were won by drawings
as the workers were figuring who were the
winners. Also during this time, a free lunch
was provided for all of the fishermen.
Pastor John Garrison gave out the win-
ning envelope to the winners including one
for the team of Don DeMott and Mike Ser-
man who brought in 25.45 lbs. of fish giv-
ing them top billing and a check for $960.
Second place winners, DeWayne Evans and
Sam Griffin pulled in 16.66 lbs. of fish bring-
ing them a $480 prize. Third place winners,
Team Dick Myers and Brock Stanaland came
in just under 16.5 with 16.43 lbs. receiving a
total of $240.
The Big Fish of the day was also caught
by fourth place team, Mark Hester and Justin
Schwier. The prize for the 6.53 lbs. fish added
to their fourth place winnings for bringing in


Stafford. The team earned an additional $192
to their prize of $120 for seventh place.


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Third p e wnner Team Di Mys Don DeMott and Mike Sherman place
Third place winners, Team Dick Myers first with 25.45 Ibs. of fish and also
and Brock Stanaland came in just un- took third in the Big Fish category.
der 16.5 with 16.43 Ibs.


Pastor John Garrison presented the
check for the First Place Big Fish cat-
egory.


ans and Sam Griffin pulled in 16.66
Ibs. of fish


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November 12, 2010 Okeechobee News


Okeechobee Freshman Campus honors veterans


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
An enthusiastic crowd of freshmen
students greeted several veterans from
Okeechobee who were honored at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus Veterans
Day Program on Thursday.
Mary Baker gave a moving speech on the
importance of veterans and thanking them
for protecting the rights of students. Leah
Hunter performed a moving rendition of
the Star Spangled Banner. Jaymee Johnson
spoke on the history of Veterans Day and
teacher Brian Dryden urged students to take
advantage of the public education they re-
ceive which has been made possible by the
sacrifice of veterans.
"Make a mark on the future of this coun-
try. Accomplish things and build upon the
accomplishments of others," he told the
large crowd at the Baptist Church Commu-
nity Outreach Center. He quoted several U.S.
presidents in some of their more inspiring
speeches.


Principal Carol Revels said veterans are
important people, not only on Veterans Day,
but every day. She urged the students to per-
sonally thank a veteran whenever they get
the chance.
The near hour long program also includ-
ed a slide show which included pictures of
the relatives of students and staff who have
served this nation.
The Okeechobee High School ROTC
posted the colors and the ROTC drill team
performed an impressive demonstration
with their rifles. Denise Holmes also read a
poem about Flanders Field that played a key
role in World War I.
Ashli Clemons and Ashley McDuffie were
the masters of ceremony.
Students were also encouraged to donate
blood during the Okeechobee Blood round-
up later this month.
Five veterans in the crowd received gifts
from the freshmen class. A moment of si-
lence was also held and Thomas Farrell per-
formed Taps.


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ics at the Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus Veterans Day Program Thursday.


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(I-r) Sgt James Sarros, Airforce, and Willard Suits, Captain U.S. Marine Corps
exchange a handshake as they were honored at the OFC Veterans Day cer-
emony on Thursday.


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