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Vol. 101 No. 138 Wednesday, November 17, 2010


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Healthy Start
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Good Samaritans
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Community plans
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is a possibility county
employees might get back the 3
percent that was deducted from
their salaries with the new bud-
get. A proposal to restore county
employees' pay and the swear-
ing in of new commissioners will
be the highlights of the Thursday
meeting.
Bryant Culpepper will be
sworn in to take outgoing Com-


may rest
missioner Noel Chandler's seat.
Joey Hoover, who was appointed
by the governor to complete the
unexpired term of the late Mar-
vin Wherrell, will be sworn in for
his first full term. The swearing in
ceremony will be conducted by
Retired Circuit Judge Bill Hendry
Then the commissioners will elect
officers for the coming year.
As a means to help balance
the budget, county employees'
salaries were cut by 3 percent.
Then Sheriff Paul May returned


ore staff pay cut

If you go ...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18
Where: Commission chambers, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.


$1,822,134 in excess fees to the
county. Of that amount, $1,584,500
was used to help fund the sheriff's
office. Of the additional $237,634,
staff recommends that 55.44 per-
cent or $184,689.14 be returned to


reserves. Using the original appor-
tionment figures that were used
in calculating the budget, that is
the percentage of the shortfall
that would have been applied to
See COUNTY- Page 17


Airplane


mailbox is


back from


museum
By Pete Gawda
-- L Okeechobee News
Theresa Brooks of Buckhead Ridge has
a unique, one of a kind mailbox. Actually
she has two versions of the same mailbox.
Her late husband, Frank, saw a mailbox
built to resemble an airplane in Indiana.
Since he and his wife were both pilots and
he worked in an automobile body shop, it
seemed natural for him to build a replica of
the airplane mailbox. Mr. Brooks worked
from a photograph. In a Jan. 9, 1993 inter-
view with the Okeechobee News, he said
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda the materials cost about $100 and he esti-
Theresa Brooks, of Buckhead Ridge, displays the airplane mailbox built by her late mated it took more than 100 hours to corn-
husband, Frank. For the past 17 years it has been on display at the National Postal plete the project. The front part is a standard
Museum in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Museum. It was recently re- mailbox. The tail and wings are made of
turned to her when the museum changed the display. See MAILBOX Page 18


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Good Samaritans save woman from fire


Firemen battle two house
fires: cows die in brush fire

By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and
Okeechobee City firemen battled two struc-
ture fires last weekend that heavily damaged
two local homes.
Firemen responded to a double wide
trailer fire at 6255 NW 24th Street on Nov.
13, at 11:30 p.m. and found the trailer 75
percent involved, Lt. Ron Suit said.
"The trailer was unoccupied and we
used two lines of attack from the east and
the west end of the home to extinguish the
blaze," Lt. Suit said.
There was $80,000 worth of property
damage and $15,000 in personal items lost
in the blaze, Lt. Suit added. The property is
owned by Orlando Piz of Okeechobee.
Five units and 10 firemen from the City


and County fire departments were on the
scene for over three hours putting out the
flames and cleaning up the scene.
There were no injuries reported in the
blaze. The cause remained under investiga-
tion. The Red Cross assisted firemen at the
scene. Approximately 4,500 gallons of water
was used in the battle.
A fire on Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at 3611 SE
33rd Terrace resulted in a local woman be-
ing rescued from her home by good Samari-
tans.
A fire report from Lt. Robert Mears said
$15,000 in property damage was done in the
fire. Flames kept three units and six firemen
busy for nearly three hours.
A report from Deputy Keith Murrish said
Feliciano Jeremias Hutado Roja, 26, ran into
the home and pulled Thelma Ball, 45, from
the smoke and flames.
Victor Saenz told deputies he saw smoke
and called 911. He then ran over to the trailer
and opened the door.


"Smoke was everywhere. My friend ran
in and got the lady out," he said.
The report said Ms. Ball suffered burns in
the incident. The cause of the fire remained
under investigation by the State Fire Mar-
shall.
Lt. Mears said firemen saw a large plume
of smoke as they approached the fire. The
trailer suffered major heat damage in the
blaze. A parked vehicle near the home also
suffered minor damage.
Approximately 2,000 gallons of water
was used in the battle against the flames.
A 15 acre brush fire apparently was
sparked by a downed power line Sunday in
the 14400 block of NW 240th Street.
Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Lt. Ste-
phen Briney said three cows died in the fire.
The Division of Forestry assisted in putting
out the flames in a pasture at a local ranch.
No homes or structures were threatened in
the fire first reported at 1 p.m. Sunday.


YMS students learn about Flanders Field, Veterans Day


On Thursday, Nov. 11, Pod 400 at Year-
ling Middle School was honored to have a
guest speaker for Veterans Day. Retired Lt.
General Lou Cuppens of the Royal Canadian
Air Force explained the meaning of Veterans
Day.
In addition, he told the students about
John McCrae, who wrote the poem, "In
Flanders Field." The poem was written be-


cause one of McCrae's friends who was
killed in Flanders Field in Belgium. Flanders
Field was an area where red poppies grew
so thick that all you could see was an ocean
of red. On Veterans Day, veterans ask for a
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OPINION


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Election
Palm Beach County is hogging the
spotlight again. They just like the national
exposure.
Palm Beach County just found 500 ab-
sentee votes they forgot to count!
I would like to chime in on the sugges-
tion to bring back the big board in front of
the courthouse on election night. I think that
is a terrific idea. Get people away from the
computers and out in the community to talk
to each other and visit with each other while
waiting for the election returns. We used to
have a real community here where people
knew each other. Computers, cell phones
and all the electronic gadgets are turning us
into a community of strangers sitting alone
in front of a computer screen.

Daylight gone
I hate this time of year because it is dark
by the time I get home. Why do we go to all
of the expense of changing the clocks twice
a year anyway?
Why don't we just set them ahead half
an hour and leave them there?
Why don't we have daylight savings
time in the winter instead of the summer?

What are you thankful for?
This time of year always makes me
think about the things I'm thankful for. I'm
thankful for a loving, wonderful family. What
are you thankful for?
My Lord Jesus Christ, family, health,
friends and a job and a great husband.
Every day is a blessing.

Posting online
In the news again is a warning to all
who are job hunting to be very careful what
they post online. Prospective employers
check out your myspace, twitter, facebook
and other internet posts.
Maybe the best advice is to be a good
person whether someone is looking or not.


I think if you are going to use a person's
name and make an allegation about them
then you should have the guts to say it to
their face. It's too easy to make anonymous
nasty comments.
If it were me I would have the guts to
say it to their face. However, a person should
be absolutely sure that what they are saying
is the truth. As is said, the truth is an absolute
defense against a charge of slander or libel.
Truth is a defense, but what is the truth
and can you prove it in a court of law? Peo-
ple are so quick to repeat rumors or allega-
tions and just assume they are true, when
in fact, often the original facts have been
warped in the telling and retelling. With no
disrespect to our friends who are journalists,
newspapers are often in error. Even our little
community newspaper makes mistakes -- I
know this because I see the corrections they
run. At least they run a correction where you
can see it. The coastal paper makes mistakes
all the time -- they seem to look for mean
things to say or imply about Okeechobee
-- and when they run a correction it is way
in the back of the paper and most people
don't even see it. The TV people make mis-
takes and don't even bother to correct them
unless someone threatens to file a lawsuit.
Even the Associated Press makes mistakes.
And the internet if full of stuff people just
make up.

Christmas festival
With no fee for the booth space, I can
think of things a church, school or charity
could set up to raise money. How about face
painting? Charge $1 each to paint the kids
faces. Kids love it and it's a good profit. You
just need some artistic volunteers. Sand art
is always fun for the kids. Round up some
donations of baby food jars and some col-
ored sand. A fishing pond with surprises is
another booth kids love. The prizes don't
cost much so charging $1 per try still makes
money. Put up a bounce house and charge
$1 per kids for five minutes inside. I hope the
non profits jump on this chance and fill the
park with booths.
I could never understand why the
chamber expected the nonprofit groups to
pay the same as the for-profit vendors. I think
that is why not very many nonprofit groups
put up booths at the festivals. If you have to
pay $75 just for the booth space, it is hard to
make much money profit and you are trying
to make as much as you can for your charity.
So giving the charities free space is great. I
just hope they can get something together in
time to take advantage of it.


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Allowing not for profits to set up for
free is the best idea ever. You might actually
get the park full and have a real family event
for a change! Way to go Okeechobee Main
Street!

County Commissioners
I still think it is completely inappropriate
that we are paying this county administrator
so much money in severance pay for noth-
ing. Our board of county commissioners re-
ally dropped the ball again. Do they have NO
IDEA what tightening belts truly means? Are
they really that far out there? Sad thing is, we
have elected only one new commissioner,
and that did not really change the dynamics
of the board. We still have to wait another 2
years before we can really see a change up
there. LONG OVERDUE CHANGE at that.
If you are going to become a com-
missioner, be sure you have a mouth and
that you know how to use it. OPEN YOUR
MOUTH AND SPEAK, don't just go with the
flow because you have accomplished NOTH-
ING. Be yourself and do the right things for
our citizens, not just your boys!
The thing I want is for ALL of them to
pore over the agenda and other materials
for the meeting BEFORE the meeting. That
job, in itself, will take time and effort to read
and understand everything. I suppose what I
am saying is DO YOUR HOMEWORK before
class.
I wish we could have another election
now and vote out the other three commis-
sioners. All three need to go and the election
is not for two years. The way they treated the
county employees -- cutting their salary 3
percent -- while giving a huge payout to the
county administrator is just ridiculous. All
they had to do was either fire the administra-
tor and give him the required 4 months sev-
erance pay or else give him notice and not
pay him severance pay. Instead they write
a new contract and give him notice plus 6
months pay. For what? He didn't even have
to take the 3 percent cut the county employ-
ees did. Ridiculous!

K-2 or "Spice"
I saw a report on this on the news. They
sell it as incense but the kids are smoking it
and it is incredibly dangerous. Some states
have already banned the sale of it period. It
should be banned in Florida. Kids are dying
from smoking this stuff.


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Why do the kids seem to think they
need to smoke something or swallow some-
thing to make them feel good? Why isn't
proper food and drink encouraged toward
them in order that they "feel good?" I be-
lieve parental supervision is what is needed
and if you tend to think "well you can't keep
them away from it because they get it in
school," then pull them out of school and
home school them. We used to get along
with daddy out working and mommy in the
home. Of course, in too many cases, daddy
doesn't want to be out working, and mom-
my either has to work or doesn't want to be
in the home anyway. Actually, 10 year olds
are raising other 10 year olds, same as 11, 12
and all up the line. In my opinion, children
don't even begin to display any level of ma-
turity until they are 25 years old. If you can't
stay home and raise your children properly,
then you get yourself sterilized so you don't
have any.
I completely agree that parental super-
vision is the key. Because there are thou-
sands of things that are sold legally that kids
could ingest to get "high" and in the process
endanger their health.
Kids will do some crazy things. When I
was a youngster I knew kids who would in-
hale the gas from the whipped cream cans.
That causes brain damage, but they didn't
care at the time.
Regarding the "fake" marijuana sold in
convenience stores as incense, we need to
get the word out to the kids just how danger-
ous this stuff is. People are dying from expo-
sure to it. No second chance. They're dead.
It's not something to experiment with. Be
smart and don't touch the stuff. The package
label says that even contact with skin can be
harmful. So even touching the stuff can hurt
you. Leave it alone.

9-1-1 billing in BHR
If you live in Buckhead Ridge or Lakeport
and have a Sprint/Nextel cell phone, please
check your billing under "government fees
& taxes" and make sure that Glades County
is listed for the 9-1-1 tax and for the Comm
service tax. Because your mailing address
is "Okeechobee," Sprint may be charging
you the wrong rate, even may be charging
you for "city" tax (though you do not live
in the city of Okeechobee) and is remitting
the taxes collected to the wrong agency. If
you live in Glades County, the money should
be going to Glades County, not Okeechobee
County. We have to pay the taxes anyway,
so at least we can make sure the phone
company sends the taxes back to the right
county!


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the prominence it deserves.
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Letters to the editor


Joanna's story-generations
of giving
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.
The generous act of giving blood has
transcended three generations of the Hoover
family. Joanna Hoover proudly shares her
family history of donating blood and this is
her story:
"I give blood as often as possible in hon-
or of my dad, Robbie Hoover. In fact, some-
times I get denied because I have given it too
recently.
"My grandfather was a universal donor
(blood type O-) and before modern blood
banks, he would get called whenever there
was a severe accident to come to the hospi-
tal and give blood. Sometimes it was in the
middle of the night but that didn't matter; he
gave selflessly to save lives.
"Then, my father was diagnosed with
Hodgkin's Lymphoma and, as part of his
treatment, he received a bone marrow
transplant. He always encouraged me to
give blood or marrow even before he be-
came sick because he had known other
people who needed these life-saving fluids
and because his father, my grandfather, had
been so generous with his own blood. He
would say, 'It's important to do this for other
people.'
"Before my dad passed away, he told me
that he always thought of me and my sister
when giving blood. Now when I do it, I think
about him, and look forward to passing this
family tradition down to my son."
An excellent opportunity to donate your
gift of life is at the Fifth Annual Okeecho-
bee Blood Roundup on Nov. 20 and 21 at
the Freshman Campus (note the new loca-
tion). Please come and help meet the 2010
Okeechobee Blood Roundup's goal of 600
units of blood donated in two days. You will
save lives and perhaps inspire future genera-
tions to give the gift of life.
Susan Williams
Okeechobee
Dear Okeechobee residents,
I wanted to take this opportunity to say a
few "THANK YOUs!"
First, I would like to say THANK YOU,
people of Okeechobee for voting Republi-
can. We were so excited about the candi-
dates we had running this time, and evident-
ly, you were excited, too!
Secondly, even more than that, I wanted
to say THANK YOU just for voting. We had
about a 45 percent turnout, and that is good
for a mid-term election. (Of course, I will
never understand why it's not at least 90%!)
We live in the greatest country in the world
and we have the best system of any other
country (even with all of its flaws). Voting is
the ONE thing you can do to have a voice in
your Government. So, THANK YOU to each
and every one of you who voted! Your vote
DID count!
Third, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all
the waves and honks while we were cam-
paigning on the corners. No matter who
your candidate was, you were positive and
fun to wave and shake a sign at! I know peo-
ple think we were probably crazy for stand-


ing out on those corners day after day, but
we really had a fun time. It was interesting
that, no matter the candidate, we all enjoyed
being there, and we got along out there to-
gether. You, the passers-by, were also posi-
tive and fun. Many counties were not as nice
to those standing on the corner, and I want
you all to know that I'm sure I speak for all
of the "streetwalkers" when I say that we
appreciated the positive waves and yells and
honks.
Fourth, I wanted to say THANK YOU to
the candidates. For the most part everything
was run nicely, and I know that people ap-
preciated that and so did I. I always feel bad
for those who work so hard and don't win.
This year was no exception. Terry and Gene
were always friendly and lots of fun on the
corner. Gene would always shake every-
one's hand when he came out, and Terry
talked to everyone as well. We really had fun
and I am happy to know both of these men.
I didn't get a chance to really get to know Mr.
Markham, but I know people spoke highly
of him, and I am sorry for his loss as well.
He was always on a different corner than
"mine." THANK YOU to each of you, and I
know that your service to Okeechobee is not
done! We are looking forward to having you
help find ways to encourage a bright future
here.
Fifth, Gwen Chandler, as our Supervisor
of Elections, you did such a great job! You
are a delight to be around, and I am honored
to call you my friend. THANK YOU Gwen for
all of your hard work and the team (espe-
cially Mary) that you put together. They were
well trained and the election ran smoothly,
thanks to you and the team! We are blessed
in this county to have you at the helm, and I
personally do not take your job and all that
you do lightly!
I was so excited at the results of this
Election. Even though the City Council can-
didates were non-partisan and of another
party, I enjoyed the time I got to spend with
each of them. I don't know Devin well, but I
know enough to know he will do a good job
for the City. Clayton and Dowling are great
men that I am quite honored to call friends.
Good job, men, and THANK YOU for a good
race.
Bryant, you were all over town talking
to people. We had a rough patch, but let it
be known to everyone that we are moving
forward and excited about your future as a
Commissioner. I know that when you say
you will listen to anyone, I know you mean
that. For that I say, THANK YOU! Congratula-
tions!
Joey, you have done a great job for this
County. The votes proved that. That is the
American way....voting! When people are
doing a bad job, we vote them out. When
they are doing a good job, we vote them in.
The people spoke and said THANK YOU to
you, and I agree. Your character and com-
mitment to God, family, and Okeechobee
County shows in your life, and I THANK YOU
for standing up for right. You are a great ex-
ample to the other commissioners for sure!
I can't THANK all of you enough for com-
ing out to our Pancakes in the Park with
Rick Scott. What a blast we had! Rick and
his family had such a good time. They loved
being here in Okeechobee, and they told me
that several times during and after his visit.


Cowboys and Skip Jacks Restaurant,
there aren't words enough to express
THANK YOU for opening up during off-hours
to cook pancakes and breakfast for all of us
that were in the park. THANK YOU, Jim, for
donating your time, your food, your people,
you helped to make our morning with Rick a
big success-THANK YOU very much!
New Ground Quartet....you did such a
great job of singing at the Rick Scott event.
Thank you so much for coming and look-
ing patriotic and being your normal, upbeat,
God honoring, Country loving Quartet! You
added a lot to the event and I had many peo-
ple tell me how much they enjoyed having
you there.
I am blessed to be the Chairman of a
Board that has such dedicated members!
Members willing to stay out late and deco-
rate and come early to set up for events.
Members willing to stand on the corner and
to make phone calls. I appreciate you! I am
blessed to be your friend, and it is a privilege
to work beside you as we move forward to
make the Republican Party all that it should
be, wants to be, and will be! THANK YOU
for your many efforts.
There were many people that contrib-
uted money and time and effort into this
election. Christians prayed and many of you
stepped out of your comfort zone to make
phone calls and email your friends and
please know that I appreciate what you did.
THANK YOU!
In case I haven't made it clear, my mes-
sage is simple: THANK YOU Okeechobee
County for making this Election a success!
Now it is our job to make you glad you voted
the way that you did. I promise that we will
work towards that everyday! I want you to
always know you can call me or email me
with concerns and I will get them passed on.
The Republican Party of Okeechobee and
Florida is here for you!
Debi Large
Chairman, Republican Party of
Okeechobee

Farm-City Week
As we prepare for our Thanksgiving Day
celebration, it is a special time to reflect on
the bounty most of us enjoy every day. It is
a time to remember that our food and prod-
ucts used to produce our clothing, housing,
medicines, fuel and other products used on
a daily basis didn't just appear in a store.
They get there thanks to a tremendous part-
nership of farmers and ranchers, proces-
sors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers,
wholesalers and retailers.
National Farm-City Week, the seven days
leading to and including Thanksgiving Day,
has been proclaimed each year by the Presi-
dent of the United States to emphasize the
successful partnerships between rural and
urban residents who make our food and fi-
ber system the envy of the world.
"Partners in Progress" is the ongoing
theme of Farm-City Week. The key is the in-
terdependence among those who produce
the products, those who consume the prod-
ucts, and all those in the production and
marketing chain between the producer and
consumer.
Farmers and ranchers do not work alone.
Farm workers, researchers, processors, ship-


pers, truck drivers, inspectors, wholesalers,
agribusiness, marketers, advertisers, retail-
ers and consumers all play important roles
in the incredible productivity of our nation's
food and fiber system.
This week, as we gather with family and
friends around the Thanksgiving table, it is
fitting that we count among our blessings
the vital farm-city partnerships that have
done so much to improve the quality of our
lives. Rural and urban communities work-
ing together have made the most of our rich
agricultural resources, and they continue to
contribute to our health and well-being and
to the strength of our economy.
It is a time to say "Thank You" to all those
who make the Farm-City connections suc-
cessful.
Trey Whitehurst, Okeechobee
County Farm Bureau President

A call to Angels
Hello Angels, it's the time of year when
Martha's House Shelter Director Crystal
Royal calls on you to work a miracle. As you
know, Christmas is the highlight of the year
here in the shelter, in other words, it's a big
deal. This very well may be the only time a
child in our shelter will experience the true
meaning of Christmas. So Angels, come
forth that eyes may shine and hearts dance,
as children enjoy playing again. Remember
Angels in all that you do just be you.
Thanks in advance for your generosity.
Crystal Royal, Shelter Director


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Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap. corn.
E. Virginia Hair, 79
LABELLE -E. Virginia Hair, age 79, died Nov.
11, 2010, in LaBelle.
Although she was born in Ft. Drum, she had
lived the past 25 years in Vero Beach.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness
faith.
Survivors include
brothers, Buddy (Es-
ther) Hair of Okee-
chobee, Frank
(Corine) Hair of Sa-
vannah, Ga., Stanley
(Minnie) Hair of
Okeechobee; sisters,
Lois (Charles)
Spence of LaBelle,
Ann Moody of Lo-
ganville, Ga., Jane
M c D a n -
iels and Theresa Hair, both of Okeecho-
bee; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private service at a later
date.
All arrangements are under the care of Mat-
thew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Fu-
neral Home & Crematory, 4550 Hwy. 441 N.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
June Johnson, 84
OKEECHOBEE June Johnson, age 84, of
Okeechobee, went to be with our Savior on Sat-
urday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
She had resided in Okeechobee for the past 15
years.
She was born Sept.
2, 1926, the daughter
of Mary and Frank
Effinger of Evans-
ville, Ind. She mar-
ried Ernie Johnson
on Nov. 9, 1946.
During her 64 won-
derful years of mar-
riage to her friend
and mate, they trav-
eled the United i
States and
made many friends. During her trav-
els she loved to collect salt and pepper shakers
from the many cities and states she visited.
She was preceded in death by her mother, fa-
ther and four brothers.
Surviving are her loving husband, Ernie John-
son, Sr.; sons, David (Chris) of Alamogordo,
Mexico, Ernie, Jr. (Terri) of (,i!... i l, and
Randy (Jane) of Hyde Park, N.Y. In addition she
is survived by five sisters and six brothers, five
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday,
Nov. 17, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. and services on
Thursday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Buxton Fu-
neral Home Chapel, 110 NE 5th Street, Okee-
chobee. Pastor Mike Brown of the Gathering
Church will be officiating and interment will fol-
low the services in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of the Buxton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry, 110 NE 5th Street, Okeechobee.
On line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.


Marie B. Spruill, 70
OKEECHOBEE Marie B. Spruill, age 70, of
('i. ii.. I passed away Nov. 12, 2010, at
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Ft.
Pierce.
She was born Oct.
3, 1940, in Panther
Creek, WVa., to
Mary and Walter
Bailey. She married
Cleyo Spruill July 9,
1965, in Mississippi.
She came to Okee-
chobee from West
Virginia in 1967. She
enjoyed spending
time with her family.
Mrs. Spruill
was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Cleyo Spruill. She is survived by her chil-
dren, Bobby Spruill, Barbara Marlow, and Bill
Bailey; siblings, Juanita Martin, Lewis "Junior"
Bailey, Clayton "Teddy" Bailey; numerous nieces
and nephews, aunts and uncles, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services at noon
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Bass (,i.., ii ...'
Funeral Home with Pastor Mark McCarter offi-
ciating. Burial will take place in West Virginia.
Memorials may be made to Big Lake Hospice,
1203 North Parrott AVE, (li .. I i, FL 34972,
863-763-0707, or on line at www.TCHos-
pice.org.
Friends may sign the ., i ..... iL. at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (i. i. d....- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, (,i ....I i, Fl
34972.
Edna Mae Gainer Fantozzi, 74
OKEECHOBEE Edna Mae Gainer Fantozzi,
age 74, of Okeechobee, died Monday, Nov. 15,
2010, in Florida Hospital, Lake Placid, Florida.
She was born June 24, 1936, in Long Beach,
Long Island, N.Y, to Mathew and Edna Wright
Squire.
She was preceded in death by her former hus-
band, Forrest Gainer Sr.; son, James Thomas
Gainer; and grandson, Preston Gainer.
She is survived by her children, Pearl Cook (Si-
las), Edna Marie Jinks, Laura Johnson, Forrest
Gainer, Jr., (Bobi Jo) Enda Mae Radocchio
(Ronnie), and Harley Houston (Margaret). In
addition she is survived by 22 grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held by the family at a
later date.







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On-line condolences may be made at
www.buxtonfuneralhome.com.

Robert A. Snyder, 53
OKEECHOBEE -Robert A. Snyder, age 53,
died Nov. 4, 2010, at the Hamrick Home. He
had been a resident of Okeechobee since 2009.
Fishing was his main hobby.
Survivors include sisters, Deborah (Regan)
Roper of Okeechobee, Karen (Dennis) Long of
Nevada, Lori (Herman) Thomas of Michigan,
and Lisa of Nebraska; and a brother, Kevin (Sis)
Snyder of Ohio.
There will be no services held at this time.
If a friend would like to remember Robert, the
family suggests a memorial donation to Hospice
of ('i., il,, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
34973.
Arrangements are under the care of Matthew
and Paul Buxton of Buxton-Seawinds Funeral
Home & Crematory, 4550 Hwy. 441 North,
(,i -.... i FL, 863-357-7283.


Joseph V Maida, 66
OKEECHOBEE Joseph V Maida, age 66,
died Nov. 12, 2010, at the Hamrick Home.
He had been a
resident of Okeecho-
bee for the past thir-
ty years.
Survivors include
his wife of 11 years,
Deborah; step-
daughters, Jamie
Parker and Priscilla
Newell; granddaugh-
ter, Lexus, all of
Okeechobee; broth-
er, Samuel Maida of
C a i for -
nia; sister, Susan Brenslow of New Jer-
sey; a host of nieces and nephews; and best
friend, Glen Brown of Okeechobee.
A service was held Tues., November 16, with
Pastor Mike Brown officiating.
All arrangements were under the care and di-
rection of Matthew and Paul Buxton of Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 4550
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, FL, 863-357-7283.


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Okeechobee Arrest Report a


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence
(DUI) charges by the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
or the Department of Corrections (DOC).
Islandy Busto, 29, S.W 142nd Ave., Mi-
ami, was arrested Nov. 11 by Deputy Charles
Vandercook on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of proba-
tion unauthorized used of a credit card and
violation of probation criminal use of per-
sonal identification information. He is being
held without bond.
Mohammed Alamgir, 38, U.S. 27 N.,
South Bay, was arrested Nov. 11 by Deputy
Charles Vandercook on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with grand
theft. His bond was set at $5,000.
Rey Guevara, 17, N.W 39th Circle,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 11 by Depu-
ty Yamil Astacio on a juvenile take and hold
warrant charging him with failure to appear
- battery on school board authority and fail-
ure to appear resisting a law enforcement
officer without violence. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken
to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in
Fort Pierce.
Cornelius Merriweather, 15, N.W 11th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 11 by
the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on
charges of possession of cocaine with intent
to sell and sale of cocaine. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then taken
to the St. Lucie Regional Detention Center in
Fort Pierce.
Earl Douglas Wadlington III, 19, S.W
67th Drive, Okeechobee, was arrested Nov.
12 by Deputy Corporal Aric Majere on a De-
partment of Corrections warrant charging
him with violation of probation burglary
of an occupied conveyance (two counts)
and violation of probation grand theft (two
counts). He is being held without bond on
those charges. Wadlington was originally
arrested by Deputy John Hazy on a misde-
meanor charge of resisting a law enforce-
ment officer without violence. His bond on
that charge was set at $1,500.
Orlan Lemar Hagins, 30, N.W Third
St., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 12 by
Deputy Brian Cross on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with felony
battery. His bond on that charge was set at
$2,500. Hagins was arrested on a second


Okeechobee County warrant charging him
with fleeing or eluding a law enforcement
officer and aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon. His bond on those charges was set
at $30,000.
Darrell W Cowles, 37, S.R. 70 E.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Dep-
uty Paul Jackson on a charge of aggravated
battery. His bond was set at $10,000.
Roger Evan Lloyd, 62, Linda Road,
Buckhead Ridge, was arrested Nov. 13 by
Deputy Brian Cross on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation driving under the influence.
He is being held without bond.
Aaron Deese, 18, N.W Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Dep-
uty Tammy Serafini on a juvenile take and
hold warrant charging him with the felony
of criminal mischief and the misdemeanor
of criminal mischief (two counts). He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Alec Deese, 15, N.W Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Dep-
uty Tammy Serafini on a juvenile take and
hold warrant charging him with the felony
of criminal mischief and the misdemeanor
of criminal mischief (two counts). He was
booked into the Okeechobee County Jail
then taken to the St. Lucie Regional Deten-
tion Center in Fort Pierce.
Robert Allen Case, 43, Sneed Road,
Fort Pierce, was arrested Nov. 13 by Officer
Charles Green on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $500.
Scott Brian Bickel, 45, N.E. 120th St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by Dep-
uty John Ashby on a charge of driving under
the influence. His bond was set at $500.
William Joseph Brammeier, 24, S.E.
23rd Terrace, Okeechobee, was arrested
Nov. 13 by Deputy Kelley Margerum on a
charge of driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Angelica Maria Martinez, 26, N.W 46th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested Nov. 13 by
Deputy Marcus L. Collier on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her with tamper-
ing with a witness and giving a false report
to a law enforcement officer. Her bond was
set at $26,000.
This column lists arrests and not convict
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped is wel
come to inform this newspaper. The inform
tion will be confirmed and printed.


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Saturday, November 20th at 6 pm
Fellowship and Refreshments to Follow

Remembering Our loved Ones and Holiday Help for You
Please join us for an inspirational remembrance service and a special program
entitled, "Holiday Help for You" given by our guest speaker, Suzanne Howell, A.A.,
LCPC. While remembering those we have lost, Suzanne will offer you practical and
meaningful ways in coping with your loss and the many emotions often felt during
the holiday season.

Please Help us Support Our Local Food Pantry
Non-Perishable food items will be accepted on behalf of our local Food Pantry
This year more than ever our neighbors need our help. As we begin this holiday
season Buxton Funeral Home and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home will accept non-
perishable food donations on behalf of Okeechobee's local food pantry.
Together we can make a difference.


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For over 20 years she has
assisted those grieving
by initiating grief support
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'Beginnings' concert to


benefit Healthy Start


Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church,
located at 200 NW 3rd Street in downtown
Okeechobee will host the third annual "Be-
ginnings" concert. "Beginnings and 'The
Sound of Music'" will take place at 4:30
p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21. The concert will
feature Dr. Ed Petuch, from Florida Atlantic
University, playing the organ and will feature
a variety of music from the Baroque Era. Lo-
cal students will also participate performing
works from the classical era and a feature
section of selections from "The Sound of
Music. This timeless musical is celebrating
its 45 anniversary this year and Music Di-
rector Kevin Kinnaird decided that it was a
perfect time to remind the community of
Okeechobee about the wonderful music
contained in the score of this musical. "So
many people know and relate to this musi-
cal as it was, and still is, such a standard in
homes across the world." Kinnaird said in
sharing his premise behind the idea. Selec-
tions from the musical will feature Mr. Mike
Zierden and several students from the area.
The concert will benefit Healthy Start


of Okeechobee. The admission price is a
package of disposable diapers (any size)
or a cash donation. Healthy Start Coalition
of Okeechobee is a non-profit organization
committed to lowering infant mortality and
reducing the number of low birth weight ba-
bies and improving the health of the moth-
ers and babies in our community. They ac-
complish this through screening all pregnant
mothers to evaluate any risks and/or needs
that the mother and baby may have. Healthy
Start then refers these clients to various ser-
vices available in our community. These
services are offered to any client who needs
these services. There is no charge for these
services and there is no financial eligibility
required.
Members of Church of Our Saviour will
provide a reception after the concert to give
attendees a chance to meet the performers
and members of the staff of Healthy Start to
answer any questions about the organiza-
tion. For more information, call the church
at 863-763-4843.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Kevin Kinnaird
Some of the performers in "The Sound of Music Review" from left to right are:
Shelby Sumner, Ariana Cortez, Daron Jones, Kaylee Whidden and Morgan Bo-
lan.

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The wedding will be held on
Saturday, December 18th,
2010 at 3pm. All friends and
family are welcome to join
them as they celebrate a
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4-H Leadership awards
Okeechobee County 4-H members received Leadership Awards at the annual
4-H Awards banquet on Oct. 23 at Okeechobee High School. Left to right are
Marshall Johnson, Paige Arnold, Shayla Pendrey, Caleb Stewart, Jenna Wolff,
Cady McGehee, Joseph Menendez, John McGehee, Megan Mullin, Travis Mul-
doon, Nikki Francioni, Sierra Coward and Caitlin Albers. Not pictured are Justin
Hoover, Tyffani Zeller, Kelsey Burnham, Katie Brummett, Cristin Shelton and
Kristen Barnes.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
Bits and Spurs
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Horse Club members received awards during the 4-H
Awards Banquet on Oct. 23 at Okeechobee High School. Those honored includ-
ed (left to right) Aubrey Wojcieszak, Wesley Mims, Sierra Knapik-Weaver, Megan
Mullin, Alex Heatley, Brittany Jones, Nickki Francioni and Laranda Southerland.
Not pictured are Hannah Sadler, Garrett Brummett, Katie Brummett, Brittany
Jones, Kelli Munn and Emily Garrard. Watch for more 4-H awards photos in
upcoming editions of the Okeechobee News.

Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Sale
Friends of the Okeechobee Library are holding their semi-annual book sale on
Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and
Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the library. Books, videos, and DVDs will
be sold for a dollar a pound except on Saturday when a bag of books is $2 and a
box is $5. For information call, 863-763-3536.

Book Club to meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Club will meet Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6
p.m. at the library. The group will discuss "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. This event is
free and open to the public. For information call Jan Fehrman at 863-357-9980.


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
100 percent Record Books
Okeechobee County 4-Hers who received a 100 percent score on their project
record books for the 2009-2010 project year were honored at the annual 4-H
Banquet on Oct. 23. Left to right are (front row) Trenton Gainer, Ross Laskey,
Makalyn Jones, Brittany McCoy, (back row) Hayley Davis, Vanessa Bowman,
Emilie Lege, Shiloh Anuez, Joseph Menendez, Wesley Mims, Raychel Rabon
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Students of the Week Sontia-Perez; first graders, Westyn Boone, Julianna Sontay-Perez, Daniel
Nyerges, Kayla Dean, Hailey Salazar, Nancy Garcia; second graders, Ma-
Central Elementary School is pleased to announce the names of the stu- ria Campos, Zack Sutherland, Aubrie McWhorter, Charles Stevens, Desti-
dents selected as Students of the Week including: Rosalia Calderone, Reba ny Cannon, Dalton Durand; third grade students, Donielle Harper, Aeneas
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graders, Ashley Skinner, John Gaona, Aven Selph, Faith Simmons, Adolph Kevionana Boswell; fourth graders, Emily Hernandez, Brian Sell, Kayleigh
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Churches plan special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren
Church, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave., will have
a children's clothes
closet open at no cost
to those in need from
10 a.m. until noon,
Nov. 17. ..
New Testament .
Baptist Church, 535
N.E. 28th Ave., will
host a revival Nov.
17-18 at 7 p.m. each
evening. Rev. Noah l
Frye from Lexington,
NC is the speaker. ac
Cowboys for
Christ of Basinger,
will meet Thurs-
day, Nov. 18 at the W o r
Basinger Commu-
nity Center. Alton
Padgett will be the Share ou ne
featured speaker. A for this colurr
pot luck supper will pgawda@n
begin at 6 p.m. fol-
lowed by services
at 7 p.m. For more information call Doyle
McDuffie at 863 763 2285.
Okeechobee Seventh-day Adventist
Church, 412 N.W Sixth St. will have a series
of meetings "Unlocking Revelation Prophe-
sy Expo" each Friday, Saturday and Sunday
evening through Nov. 19. All meetings are at
7:15 p.m.
The Back Porch Church, Believer's
Fellowship, First Baptist Church of
Basinger, D.C. Ranch, Church of Our
Saviour Episcopal Church and First
United Methodist Church will sponsor
bake sales beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Satur-
day, Nov. 20 at Winn Dixie. The proceeds
from the bake sales will go to Big Lake
Missions Outreach Food Pantry to feed
local children. Hot dogs and sodas will also
be available.
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd
Lane, will hold a Quilt and Craft Bazaar on
Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan
your Christmas shopping on this day and/or
sell your crafts. For more information or to
sign up for a table to sell crafts call Dorothy
Allen, 863 824-0145.
Grace Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave., will have a free family movie night, Fri-
day, Dec. 3. The movie, "Christmas Child,"
starring Steven Curtis Chapman and William
B. Moses is a Max Lucado story in which a
reporter follows a story about an intricately
carved nativity scene, a mysterious photo-
graph and secrets from the past that come
together to reunite a family he never knew.

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The Okeechobee
Community Choir
under the direction
of Sandy Perry, is re-
hearsing the Christ-
mas Cantata, "How
Great Our Joy!" and
other seasonal favor-
ites. Rehearsals will
be held Sundays from
2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at
the Church of Sav-
iour Episcopal, 200
N.W Third St., All in-
terested singers, both
locals and our North-
ern friends are invited
to participate. Sing-
ers should be able to
match pitch and read
music somewhat. Re-
hearsals are fast-paced
and loads of fun. Re-
hearsal attendance is
suggested, not man-
datory. Last year, 65
singers representing
19 local churches par-
ticipated. The cantata
will be presented the


weekend before Christmas, Dec. 17, 18 and
19 at the First United Methodist Church and
tickets will not be required for admission.
For more information, call Sandy at 863-634-
7714.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from area
churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
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OHS girls basketball team in preseason classic


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Balanced scoring helped Okeechobee
High School's girls basketball team win
a second round game at the Sebring Pre-
season Classic Thursday night, 64-53 over
Lake Region.
Essence Williams had 16 points, seven
assists and six rebounds. Jaryaca Baker had
10 points and seven rebounds. Ami Edwards
pulled down 12 boards and scored eight
points to lead Okeechobee.
Brahman Coach Erin Morrow said her


team didn't play as well at the beginning of
the game that they did against Bartow on
Tuesday but she was pleased they got the
win, "I told the girls, a win is a win and we'll
take it. I'm excited that we won the game
but we played down to the other team's lev-
el and that was kind of disappointing."
Thadd Sanders had eight points and Ma-
randa Serrano added six points and eight
rebounds.
Coach Morrow said Sanders helped keep
the team in the game in the second quarter,
"That was a key to keeping us in the game in
the first half. I felt everybody picked up their


Special to the Okeechobee News/FBC

First Baptist Church Flag Football
Upper left, Merydian Causier of the Razorbacks takes a break after a win over
the Wolverines. Upper right, Jeremy Large of the Tigers protects the ball from
the Gators. Lower left, Tigers' Carson Harris hikes the ball to Korey Walters as
Gators' Drew Arrants and Jacalob Akins goes in for a block. Lower right, Gators'
Brendon Jonassaint runs the ball as Tigers' Kaylie Arnold goes for the flag.

O.G. & C.C. Golf Results
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game in the third quarter." to improve on. I'm glad we got to play in a
Okeechobee led by 15 after three quar- preseason tournament because it showed
ters but let Lake Region cut the lead to four us where we stand on things and showed us
late in the game. Morrow said her team what things we need to work on."
must get tougher mentally to defend those The Lady Brahmans open the regular
advantages, "It is something our team needs season Nov. 17 at South Fork.

Lil' Brahman football plans tourneys
By Charles M. Murphy Shockley said the teams will likely be in
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players will compete in next months Offense
Defense Youth National Championships in
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
President of the Chobee Lil' Brahmans
James Shockley said teams of 11 and under
and 13 and under have secured invitations to
the National Event.
"We are very excited and the kids are
very excited too," he said.
A meeting will take place tonight,
Wednesday, Nov. 17, at James Shockley
Electric at 206 SW 3rd Avenue at 5:30 p.m.
All players must bring a parent with them.
The Lil' Brahmans also intend to compete
in the Haines City Rattler Bowl from Nov. 26-
28. Teams of 11 and under and 13 and under
will compete in at least three games at this
tournament.
The program also intends to compete in
the OCRA invitational tournament scheduled
for Dec. 11th with the same two age groups.
The tournament is expected to raise money
so OCRA All star teams can also play in the
Myrtle Beach National Championships.


The National Championships will attract
teams from Texas, California and across the
country.
Shockley said he said the competition fig-
ures to be tough but can't be any tougher
than the competition the Brahmans faced
this year in the Treasure Coast Pop Warner
Football conference. Three teams from this
conference are still alive into the third round
of the playoffs this year.
"Both OCRA and the Lil' Brahmans will try
to bring back a championship to Okeecho-
bee. We are against each other in fact we are
trying to help each other out," he added.
The Lil' Brahmans also intend to hold
an eight on eight football league this win-
ter starting in January. Teams for players 15
and under and 11 and under will be formed
in January. The 15 and under team has no
weight restrictions.
"We're excited to keep playing football.
My goal is to play football year round,"
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Holiday Happenings


Tree Lighting Ceremony
The Okeechobee annual tree lighting
ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Nov.
30, in City Hall Park. Okeechobee County
schools Chorus group will be participating
in this year's event. Santa Claus will also be
attending.

Holiday window
decorating contest
Okeechobee Main Street Fifth Annual
Christmas Window Decorating Contest will
begin on Dec. 8 and windows will be judged
through Dec. 11. The winner will be deter-
mined on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Top of the
Lake Christmas Festival. For more informa-
tion, please contact Okeechobee Main Street
at 863-357-6246.


Lighted Christmas Parade
The parade will take place on Saturday,
Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. The arts and crafts show
will take place in Flagler Parks beginning at
9 a.m. For applications for a booth space
at the festival, contact Okeechobee Main
Street at 863-357-6246. Booth space is $50
for a vendor space. Booth space is free to
non-profit organizations that can show the
required tax paperwork. Deadline for both
applications is Monday, Dec. 6.

Holiday Tour of Homes
The holiday tour of homes to benefit the
United Way of Okeechobee and the Rauler-
son Hospital Hope Fund will take place on,
Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, from 6 until 9 p.m. each
evening. Tickets can be purchased at Rauler-
son Hospital in the front lobby and at Susie's
Hallmark in the Publix Shopping Plaza. Tick-
et are $10 per person. For more information,
call Marnie Lauter at 863-824-2702.


Community Events


Stormwater runoff
workshop offered
Ever wonder how stormwater is man-
aged in your area? Everyone is invited to at-
tend a, "Know the Flow" workshop to learn
more about stormwater management in
South Florida. The workshop will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 9:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. The South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (In the Bank of America Bldg),
Okeechobee Service Center, 205 N. Parrott
Ave, Suite 201, Okeechobee. For questions
and to RSVP contact Megan Sharma at 863-
462-5260 ext. 3014.

'Butt clean up day' planned
The Tobacco Free Partnership of
Okeechobee will meet at the Okeechobee
County Health Department on Wednesday,
Nov. 17, from 3:30-5 p.m. The public is
welcome to attend. The mission of the To-
bacco-Free Partnership of Okeechobee is to
mobilize community partners to establish a
forum to develop policy and system changes
that create and promote a tobacco free envi-
ronment, encourage and support cessation
services and eliminate the health hazards of


secondhand smoke and to build/maintain an
infrastructure for tobacco prevention control
activities. For more information please con-
tact Rosalind Brown at 863-462-5781.

Ladies Auxiliary plan Pot
Roast dinner
Buckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary 9528
will be hosting a Wednesday night dinner,
Nov. 17 at 5:30-7 p.m. The public and all
VFW members are welcome. Donation of
$7. Menu includes pot roast, mashed po-
tatoes, gravy, vegetable, bread and dessert.
Thank you for helping the Ladies Auxiliary
Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge. Any questions
please call the Post at 863-467-2882.

Farm City Luncheon planned
The Farm City Week Luncheon is Nov. 18
at the Okeechobee KOA, 441 South. Tickets
can be purchased in advance from any Ki-
wanis Club member or at the door. Lunch
will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. with the
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the sheriff's budget. The remainder of the
$237,634 would be apportioned out to the
county commission and the remaining con-
stitutional officers using the same percentag-
es to calculate the original apportionment.
County administrator Lyndon Bonner
is recommending that the commissioner's
share, 31.99 percent or $38,009.56, be used
to restore the 3 percent taken from county
employees. Under Mr. Bonner's proposal,
the restored pay would last at least until
March 31, 2011. At that time the situation
would be re-evaluated in the light of the
county's financial situation.
Under the proposal, the Clerk of the Court
is slated to receive 4.32 percent or $5,132.89.
The Property Appraiser's apportionment
would be 5.16 percent or $6,130.96. The
Tax Collector would get 1.61 percent or
$1,912,95. The smallest amount, 1.48 per-
cent or $1,758.49 would go to the Supervi-
sor of Elections.
Turning to other matters, the board will
honor theePe late Pete Keogh, former director
of the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter. The board will receive a memorial to Mr.
Keogh from the Okeechobee County Cattle-
men's Association and Okeechobee Main
Street for his work in creation of the National
Day of the American Cowboy.
The county has loaned five emergency
generators to local nonprofit agencies be-
cause these agencies could be used as


hurricane shelters. Staff is expected to rec-
ommend that these generators and their
related equipment be declared surplus and
offered at no cost to the nonprofit agen-
cies using them. Those agencies are: Fort
Drum Church, Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus, American Legion Post 64, First Baptist
Church and Scared Heart Catholic Church.
Turning to drainage issues, the board will
consider awarding a contract in the amount
of $32,287 to Craig A. Smith & Associates
for engineering and an additional $23,562
contract to the same firm for surveying and
permitting on a major drainage project. This
project is to be funded from a 2008 Disaster
Recovery Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) and a 2009 Small Cities
CDBG. It will consist of a dry retention area
in the City of Okeechobee, culvert replace-
ment on the major ditch west of U.S. 98 N.
and drainage improvements in the Oak Park
subdivision.
The board will also consider another
amendment to the landfill privatization
agreement with Waste Management. The
current agreement calls for Waste Manage-
ment to provide the county with 100 acres
of land. The proposed agreement would al-
low for a cash payment of $1.5 million to be
used for economic development purposes
rather than a land donation. The proposed
amendment would also allow for additional
recycling drop off points. The current agree-
ment restricts Waste Management from
charging a fee for disposal of solid waste
generated from out of the county at a lower
rate than for in-county customers. The pro-
posed amendment would allow for excep-


The

Wishes


tions to that rule if approved by the county's
solid waste management director.
In other action, the board is expected to:
issue a proclamation recognizing the
services of Jack Burkes, firefighter/paramed-
ic with Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue;
proclaim the week of Nov. 19 25 to be
Farm-City Week in the county;
appoint up to three members of the af-
fordable housing committee;
discuss the S.R. 70 project;
approve an increase in Roumelis Plan-
ning & Development Services' grant ad-
ministration fee for the energy efficiency
and conservation block grant from $30,174
to $76,550 because of a corresponding in-
crease in grant amount.
consider vacating and abandoning a
portion of a platted right of way in Petit Park
Subdivision;
consider cosponsoring two high school
rodeos at the Agri-Civic center in 2012;
approve a contract to maintain airfield
lighting and equipment at the Okeechobee
County Airport for fiscal year 2010/2011;
approve two bass tournaments in Jan-
uary, 2011 at a cost of $19,000 with the esti-
mated basic economic impact on the county
to be $771,110;
adopt a new policy and procedures
manual for the county's parks and recre-
ation facilities;
approve a modification to the emer-
gency operations center grant that would
extend the time to expend grant funds from
Dec. 17, 2010 to March 30, 2012; and
approve expenditure of $48,000 for the
repair of gutters at the Agri-Civic center.


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Toastmasters club meets


Okeechobee's new Toastmaster club
meets on Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at
the library. The last two meetings included
two speeches each and they were a great
success.
One prepared speech was given by Tara
Minton, a member of the Economic Council
of Okeechobee and one impromptu speech
was given by the Sgt. At Arms, Venice Witt,
of Buckhead Ridge.
At the last meeting both of the speeches
were prepared speeches of which one was
given by Raye Deusinger, a highly recognized
citizen, also from Buckhead Ridge, who is
well known for her hard work and dedica-
tion to the Okeechobee community, espe-
cially the Red Cross "Round up" Blood drive
and the other prepared speech was given by


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aluminum and the wing struts are steel. The
aircraft is held together with 400 rivets. The
rivets and seams are covered with fiberglass.
A toy Alf is the pilot. When asked in the 1993
interview why Alf was used, he replied "I
couldn't find a Snoopy."
Mrs. Brooks was nicknamed "Snoopy the
Pilot."
"He was an amazing man," Mrs. Brooks
said of her husband who passed away eight
years ago.
Mrs. Brooks said their letter carrier had
seen a magazine article about the opening of
the National Postal Museum, a Smithsonian
Institution museum in Washington, D.C. that
would feature unusual mailboxes. The let-
ter carrier sent in a picture of the Brooks'
mailbox and it was selected to appear in the
museum.
However, Mrs. Brooks said her husband
did not want to give up the original mailbox.
So he made a replica to donate to the mu-
seum.
Mrs. Brooks said the second airplane
mailbox hung in the Okeechobee post of-
fice for several weeks before being sent to
Washington.
Even though her husband was recover-
ing from surgery, Mrs. Brooks said he flew,
against doctor's orders, to Washington with
her for the grand opening of the museum in

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Carole Witt, also of Buckhead Ridge.
Recently, a Traveling Trophy was donated
to the club by Troxell Auto Sales and Millie's
Sheds. The Traveling Trophy awarded to it's
first winner, Tara Minton, for her attempt at
her first impromptu speech. The winner of
this week's Traveling Trophy was Allison
Murphy for her excellence in preparing the
club with a word of the day. His duty re-
quires a member to come up with a word
and it's definition that each participant of
the meeting must try to use in their speaking
throughout the meeting.
Come visit a meetings and see what it is
all about. For more information call Carole
Witt 863-532-8289 or Brian Cartland 863-467-
6246. You can also email okeechobeetm@
yahoo.com.


1993. At the grand opening they met a man
from Jacksonville who had built a mailbox
to resemble a mail delivery truck. His mail-
box was also on display.
Mrs. Brooks has a scrapbook of photo-
graphs of the construction of the mailbox
and the grand opening of the museum.
She said that through the years people who
knew them would go to Washington. When
they returned they would ask if that was
their mailbox on display.
The original airplane mailbox served as
the Brooks' mail receptacle for about 10
years. Then Mrs. Brooks said it was taken
down for fear of weather damage and van-
dalism. Now she receives mail in a standard
mailbox that is painted red and has an air-
plane painted on the side of it. The mailbox
post is an actual airplane propeller.
"I never though I would see it again,"
Mrs. Brooks said of the mailbox that went
to Washington. However, she said they had
a contract that stated that if the mailbox was
ever taken off display, it would be given back.
Recently the museum changed the display
and the mailbox was returned. So now Mrs.
Brooks has two airplane mailboxes. She
said she is thinking of mounting the one that
went to Washington in the entranceway of
her house.
It is evident that the Brooks were both
pilots. The home is decorated with airplane
memorabilia and the outside of the house
bears a sign: "No Trespassing Airport Prop-
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Center of Town
Painted, Tile, W/D and
very clean. Quiet area
on corner lot $700 mo.
small security, small pet
O.K. Call 863-634-9899

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clean, tile, w/d. $600/
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utilities included $500 per
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horses welcome be-
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Okeechobee option to
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3/1, 1,800 sq ft, wash-
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Bring Pets. $1000/$900
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South of Okeechobee
on 441. $1300 per
month with First, Last
and Security.
561-301-3880

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Ranch setting. $900 mo.
First, last, and $500 sec.
required. 863-467-5965.
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large BR 1.5 BA house.
Swimming pool, hot
tub, $650/mo. Call
(863) 763-5581.

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end street. New ceramic
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2008-CA-000659
CitiMortgage, Inc.,
Plaintiff,
-VS.-
Donna H. Lee a/k/a Donna Lee and
Shannon P Lee a/k/a Shannon Lee;
Unknown Parties in Possession #1;
Unknown Parties n Possession #2; If
living, and all Unknown Parties claim-
ing by, through, under and against
the above named Defendant(s who
are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said Unknown Paries may
claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, or Other Clai-
mants.
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order rescheduling foreclosure
sale dated 10/12/2010, entered in
Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000659 of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee
County, Florida, wherein CtiMort-
gage, Inc., Plaintiff and Donna H.
Lee a/k/a Donna Lee and Shannon P
Lee a/k/a Shannon Lee are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, IN THE JURY
ASSEMBLY ROOM, ON THE SECOND
FLOOR, OF THE OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 312
N.W. THIRD STREET, OKEECHOBEE,
FL 34972 AT 11:00 A.M.,
12/15/2010, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21,22,23 AND 24, BLOCK
50, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGE 28, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida,
this 12th day of October, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY: Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(561)998-6700
368860 ON 11/17,24/2010
LEGAL NOTICE
A public aucbon will be held at BMJ
Towing, Inc. Lot at 414 South Parrott
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 3rd day of Dec. 2010
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage. Year, Make,
Model & Vin's as follows:
1998 White Buick Lesabre
1G4HR52K5WH470356
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. The seller
reserves the right of final bid. All
sales are final. No refunds will be
made. Said automobiles will be sold
in "AS IS" with no guarantees.
371588 ON 11/17/2010

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2008-CA-234
INDYMAC VENTURE, LLC,
A DELAWARE LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SOUTHERN STAR PARTNER, LTD,
et al.,
Defendants.
RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated September 24, 2009, and Or-
derRescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated October 19, 2010 and entered
in Case No. 2008-CA-234, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Nineteenth Judicial
Circuit in and for OKEECHOBEE
County, Florida. INDYMAC VENTURE,
LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, is Plaintiff and
SOUTHERN STAR PARTNERS, LTD, A
FLORIDA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP;
WILLIAM A. ADAMS; TERRENCE
BRISSON A/KJA TERRY J. BRISON;
AMER/CAN DRILLING SERVICES,
INC.; CHARLIE'S LAWN AND LAND-
SCAPE OF THE LAKE AREA, INC.;
SEMINOLE DESIGN-BUILD, INC.;
FLORIDA TREND HOMES, INC.; DA-
VID NUNEZ; ANITA NUNEZ, are de-
fendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the July
Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, of the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center;
312 NW 3rd Street, Suite 135 Okee-
chobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the
5th day of Jan., 2011, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7, AIRI ACRES, A SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 53,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In Accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administraton no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding 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 HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL 1.800.955.8771; IF YOU ARE
VOICE IMPAIRED CALL
1.800.955.8770.
Dated this day of 8th day of Nov.
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY Linda F Young
As Deputy Clerk
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
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Suite #110
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Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
370994 ON 11/10,17/2010
LEGAL NOTICE
Public Aucbon will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on DECEMBER
3, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida Statute 713.78 for unpaid
towing and storage charges. Year,
make, model and VIN are as follows.
1991 MERCURY
GRAND MARQUIS
VIN #2MECM75F8MX665287
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL' NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADEI Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
371419 ON 11/17/2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-157
In Re: Estate of
THOMAS VERNON MILTON,
a/k/a THOMAS V. MILTON
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
THOMAS VERNON MILTON, a/k/a
THOMAS V MILTON, deceased, date
of death September 24, 2010, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Flonda, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
N.W 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okee-
chobee, Flonda 34972. The personal
representative's and the personal
representative's attomey names are
set forth below.
Al creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired to be served must file their
ams with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
Al other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STAT-
UTES WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The first publicabon of this notice
Is November 10, 2010.
Dianna L. Helton
Personal Representative
336 13th Avenue
Vero Beach, Flonda 34974
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Flonda 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Florida Bar #096482
Attomey for Personal Representative
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KING'S BAY HOMEOWNERS'ASSOC.
Service Period: One (1) year, renewable upon Mutual agreement.
Bids Accepted Through: December 29, 2010.
Instructions: Bids may be mailed to King's Bay Homeowners Assoc., 4466
3E 50th Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974 or they may be hand delivered to drop
Dox located on King's Bay Ofice door
Service Requirements: This contract will be for full service lawn and tree
nainenance of designated areas within King's Bay. Contract requirements
available at King's Bay Office. You may call our office for further informa-
ion: (863) 763-3878.
368705 ON 11/17,19,21/2010


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that the
Okeechobee County School Board will consider amendment/adoption of the School Board policies listed below at their
meebng on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Office at 700
S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. A copy of the proposed amendments/policies are available in the Superintendent's
office, Room 307, located at 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.70 General Education Development (GED) Examination
1. This policy provides eligibility requirements for the GED.
2. The proposed amendment adds language to provide General Education Development options for students being
served in other than public school settings.
3. The legal authority for this policy is ES. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.435.
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 5.32 Zero Tolerance for School Related Crimes
1. This policy is required by Florida Statute.
2. The proposed policy addresses possible threats to the safety or welfare of students, staff, and other persons on
school property or at school events, and the disciplinary consequences of such acts.
3. The legal authority for this policy is FS. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 120.57(1), 775.08,
784.081, 790.162, 790.163, 985.04, 1001.31, 1001.43, 1001.54, 1003.31, 1006.07, 1006.08, 1006.09, 1006.13,
1006.135, 1006.14, 1012.28.
4. This policy adoption will not affect Individuals from an economic standpoint.
ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 5.325 Dating Violence and Abuse
1. This policy is required by Florida Statute.
2. The proposed policy addresses the District's responsibilities involving reporting, investigation, and discipline in cas-
es of dating violence and abuse.
3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1000.21, 1001.43,
1003.42, 1006.07, 1006.148.
4. This policy adoption will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.

ADOPTION OF BOARD POLICY 5.36 Use of Time Out. Seclusion and Physical Restrain
for Students with Disabilities
1. This policy is required by Florida Statute.
2. The proposed policy provides guidelines for positive behavioral management interventions for disruptve students
with disabilities..
3. The legal authority for this policy is F.S. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43, 1003.32,
1003.573, 1006.07, 1006.11, 1012.75.
4. This policy adoption will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5.50 Student Records
1. This policy provides general guidelines for maintaining student records.
2. The proposed amendment adds language to meet requirements of current Florida Statutes, State Board of Educa-
tion rules, and federal laws relang to Family Educational and Privacy Rights and Privacy Rights of Parents and Stu
dents.
3. The legal authority for this policy is ES. 1001.41 and 1001.42. Laws implemented are FS. 119.07(1), 119.071,
1001.43, 1001.52, 1002.22, 1002.221, 1002.72, 1003.25; 20 USC ss1232g (34 CFR Part 98); PL 103-382 (34 CFR
Part 99).
4. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
369910 OK 11/17/2010


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Sheriff's office K-9 helps to capture fleeing man


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A new K-9 with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) proved its mettle
Sunday night by helping to capture a man
who was allegedly trying to flee from depu-
ties.
Ryan Henry Kennedy, 22, S.W Third Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested shortly after mid-
night Monday, Sept. 15, on a felony charge
of fleeing and attempting to elude a law en-


Thanksgiving hams available
Okeechobee Main Street is once again
offering Honey Baked Hams for Thanks-
giving. Spiral hams, boneless hams,
smoked or roasted turkey breast, side
dishes and desserts are available. Take
the worry out of your Thanksgiving din-
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at Syble's Flowers and Gifts, 119 South
Parrott Avenue or at the Main Street Of-
fice 111 Northeast 2nd Street. Deadline
for orders is Friday, Nov. 19. Orders can
be picked up after 1 p.m. on Tuesday,
Nov. 23.

Eagles hold steak night
The Fraternal Order of Eagles, #4137,
at 9985 U. S. 441 N., will host steak night,
Friday night, Nov. 19, beginning at 5:30
p.m. For $12 you get steak, salad, potato,
garlic bread and dessert. Live entertain-
ment by Rick & Julie, 7-11 p.m.

Friday Dinner Dance
American Legion Post 64 will have a
baked pork loin or chicken breast tenders
dinner this Friday, Nov. 19, from 5 until
7:30 p.m. for only $6. Dance music by Mi-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 47-2010-CA-000265
CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CITIFINANCIAL
MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
DONEECE OLSEN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DONEECE OLSEN; JOHN
0. OLSEN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHN 0. OLSEN; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); BLUE HERON GOLF AND
COUNTRY CLUB HOMEOWNER'S AS-
SOCATION, INC.; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OFSALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
ant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situate in Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, described as:
LOT 215, BLUE HERON GOLF
AND COUNTRY CLUB, PHASE 4


A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGES 68 AND 69,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
A/K/A
1003 Southeast 14th Court
Okeechobee, FL 34974
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judicial Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee, FL
34972 at at 11:00 o'clock, A.M., on
12/1/2010.
DATED THIS 4 day of Oct., 2010.
Any person claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, oth-
er than the property owner as of the
date of the is pendens, must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 4th day of Oct., 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE. REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990; In accordance with the Amen-
cans With Disabilibes Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW Country Club
Drive, Port St. Lucle, Florida 34986,
(772) 8074370 within two working
ays of your reciept of this notice: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED CALL
711; IF YOU ARE VOICE IMPAIRED
CALL 711.
368102 ON 11/10,17/2010


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OHS boys soccer team beats Boynton Beach


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Cristhian Toribio (right) had a beautiful-
ly executed pass that resulted in a goal
by Erick Garcia during the later stages
of Monday's match in Okeechobee.
By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee High School overcame a
slow start and dominated Boynton Beach
4-0 in the boy's soccer team's season opener
Monday night at Okeechobee High School.
Erick Garcia had three goals and Diego
Rodriguez added a goal for Okeechobee.
Zeke Gomez and Cristhian Toribio had as-
sists for Okeechobee.
Garcia said he was pleased to have three
goals in his season opener. "I could have


done better. We are working well together
and I'm looking forward to a strong season
this year. We have a lot of work to do," he
said.
Okeechobee did a great job of passing
and controlling the ball at the beginning of
the match. They had a couple of point blank
scoring opportunities in the first 10 minutes.
One head shot went over the goal and an-
other shot went wide right. Garcia broke the
ice with a shot in front of the net at 21:05 to
make it (1-0).
Boynton only had one shot on net but
they had some chances late in the first half.
One shot went over the net with 12 minutes
left in the half.
Coach Lonnie Sears said he felt his team
did a good job on defense and did a good
job limiting Boynton Beach on offense,
"We still have a few things to work on. We
had eight shots in the second half. We also
had three freshmen start the game which is
pretty impressive. We came out of here with
a shutout and we didn't do that last year
against this team."
The Brahmans are without three starters
including mid fielder Hunter Pritchard who
is coming back from an injury. Sears said he
is excited to see Pritchard and Garcia play
together when both are at full strength later
this year.
"Erick is a very good player as are all of
the players on the team. He is a guy that we
are going to count on. I feel the ability of Er-
ick and Hunter will compliment each other
well," he added.


Freshman Brian Guerrero will also be
counted on to provide scoring for the Brah-
mans this year.
Okeechobee came out strong in the sec-
ond half and got a goal from Garcia on a
penalty kick with 22:40 left in the match to
make it 2-0. Rodriguez scored a goal on an
outstanding individual move with 12:57 left
and Garcia added the fourth goal on a beau-
tiful feed by Toribio with five minutes left.
Sears said he was really pleased with
how the team got the ball in front of the net
to create scoring opportunities, "Last year
we would have 20 shots on goal and score
one goal. Tonight we had 11 shots and four
goals. That is a lot better percentage and that
is what we are looking for."


Okeechobee News/Charles Murphy
Sergio Vargas (left) battles for posses-
sion of the ball during Okeechobee's
4-0 win over Boynton Beach in boys
soccer action Monday.


Basketball and cheerleading sign ups open
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