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Vol. 101 No. 42


Commission
faces short
agenda for
Thursday
meeting
Lawsuit regarding
use of S.W 67th Drive
to haul shellrock may
be settled out of court
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
If Okeechobee County Com-
missioners stick to their agenda,
Thursday's meeting should be
over in record time. They are fac-
ing the shortest agenda of routine
items seen in recent history for a
regular meeting. However, unex-
pected items are sometimes added
to the agenda at the beginning of
the meeting or brought up in com-
missioner or staff comments at the
end of the meeting to add interest.
Probably the only item on the
agenda to generate much com-
ment will be the requested settle-
ment agreement between the
county and residents of S.W. 67th
Drive. This dates back several years
to the building boom when the
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The Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department hosted an Easter Eggs-travagan-
za on Saturday, April 3, at the Rec Park on N.W. 6th Ave. The free event was sponsored by
Parks and Rec, Visiting Nurses Association and the Kiwanis Club. Activities included an Egg
hunt, bunny sack race, egg on a spoon race, water balloon toss (shown here) and more. For
more on the Easter Eggs-travaganza, see ... Page 10.


Many area cnurcnes joined together to pres-
ent the Easter Sunrise Service at Lock 7/Jay-
cee Park. For more on the event and other
news from churches ... see Page 12


Arnold's Wildlife Center adds
otter habitat ... Page 19


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Bypass


road


in DOT


plans
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Some time in the future it may
be possible for motorists approach-
ing Okeechobee from the east on
S.R. 70 and wishing to go north on
U.S. 441 to bypass the bottleneck
at the intersection in the center of
town.
The Florida Department of
Transportation (DOT) is currently
studying the possibility of building
a bypass road that would extend
S.R. 710 to connect with U.S. 441
north of the downtown area. As
part of the same project, S.R. 710
would be fourlaned from C.R. 714
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BYPASS
Continued From Page 1
in Martin County to U.S. 441.
On Monday evening, April 5, DOT held a
workshop in Okeechobee to unveil prelimi-
nary plans and take public comments.
The entire 13 mile section of highway is
divided into four segments. For each seg-
ment DOT has considered alternatives for
construction and the estimated cost of each
method of construction for that segment.
The proposed route for the extension of
S.R. 710 from S.R. 70 to U.S. 441 has gen-
erated the most controversy. At an October
workshop two locations were suggested for
the intersection with U.S. 441, N.W. 23rd
Lane and north of N.W 13th Street. Traffic
studies by DOT have eliminated the N.W
23rd Lane option. While some city and
county officials favor moving the intersec-
tion even further north to around Cemetery
Road, DOT traffic studies show that the fur-
ther south the intersection is located, the
more traffic it would generate.
Okeechobee County Commission Chair-


COUNTY
-Continued From Page 1

county entered an agreement with Oscar
Daniel, who owns a shellpit south of the end
of S.W 67th Drive. He entered an agreement
with the county to haul shellrock from his
shellpit over S.W 67th Drive at an agreed
upon fee per truck load. Several residents of
S.W. 67th Drive hired an attorney and pro-
ceeded to fight this agreement in court.
Now the commissioners will be asked
to approve a settlement that essentially dis-
misses pending litigation. Each side would
pay their own attorney's fees and costs in-
curred.
Turning to other action, the board will be
asked to review and approve the utility ease-
ment for Florida Power & Light to provide
electricity to the new emergency operations
center currently under construction.
They will also act on a petition to vacate
and abandon platted easements and rights
of ways in Northwood Section One subdivi-
sion on the south side of N.W 144th Drive.
Houses have not been built in this subdivi-
sion and the abandonment is necessary for


man Clif Betts has expressed a desire to see
the intersection placed further north. He did
not want to see an intersection that would
add to the congestion around the hospital
and the high school.
"Anything is better than what we have
got," is the opinion of county administrator
Lyndon Bonner, even though he favors an
intersection in the area of Cemetery Road.
"This is big," the county administrator
said. "This is good, Okeechobee needs it."
Mr. Bonner is hoping that another look at
traffic counts in three years will reveal data
in his favor. He said that if the intersection
were in the vicinity of Cemetery Road, the
county would be able to secure right of way
north of N.W 36th Street to connect with
U.S. 98. This would be another segment of
the county's plan to eventually build a by-
pass completely around the city from S.R. 70
to U.S. 441 to U.S. 98 and back to S.R. 70.
City administrator Brian Whitehall also
expressed mixed feelings. "It will be good,"
he said of the proposed extension. Howev-
er, he too, felt that traffic should be routed
further north. He expressed concern for the
extra traffic on city streets. He said that traf-


a new subdivision to be developed.
Commissioners have been asked to pro-
claim the month of May to be Motorcycle
Safety Awareness Month in the County.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


If you go ...

WHAT: Meeting of the
Okeechobee County
Commission

WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday,
April 8

WHERE: Okeechobee
County Health Depart-
ment Auditorium, 1728
N.W Ninth Avenue


fic using the proposed bypass and wishing
to continue on to U.S. 98 would have to go
back down U.S. 441 and take N.W Ninth
Street which is not designed for truck traf-
fic. Mr. Whitehall said $1 million of improve-
ments on N.W Ninth Street probably would
not be enough to handle the increased traf-
fic on that street.
From U.S. 441 the bypass road would
proceed eastward. There are three pro-
posed options from that point. The bypass
road could turn south at the three different
locations intersecting with S.R. 70 west of
the current "T" intersection, intersecting
S.R. 70 at the "T" or crossing S.R. 70 east of
the "T."
There are four alternative routes offered
for segments 1 and 2 which extend from
U.S. 441 to the west end of the L-63 Canal
Bridge. They vary in length from 3.1 miles
to 3.4 miles and vary in estimated cost from
$51,709,000 to $56,0768,000.
Alternative 3 extends from the west erid
of the L-63 Canal Bridge to east of Sherman
Wood Ranches, a distance of 2.9 miles.
For this section, two alternative construc-
tion methods were offered, differing slight-
ly in estimated cost from $43,065,000 to
$43,299,000. The last segment runs from east
of Sherman Wood Ranches 6.3 miles to C. R.
714. There are four alternative construction
methods offered ranging in estimated cost
from $57,712,000 to$66,755,000.
Plans were also unveiled to realign


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An investigation into the April 2 death
of a pedestrian on S.R. 70 W is continuing,
according to a deputy's report.
The fatality report by Deputy Thomas
Kitchen of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) states that Jose Barrera,
34, of Okeechobee, was killed when he
was struck by a vehicle around 11:41 p.m.
Friday. According to the report the vehicle
was driven by Jerry Vanepps, 51, of Punta
Gorda.


C.R. 714 to intersect with S.R. 70 at C.R.
15B. There were two alternatives offered.
The shorter route was estimated to cost
$2,776,000 and a slightly longer realignment
route was estimated at $3,010,000.
All estimated costs are calculated as of
January 2010.
After this workshop DOT will continue
to evaluate alternatives and consider input
from the public. April 15 is the deadline for
receiving comment from the public. Com-
ments should be mailed to: S.R. 710 PD&E
Study, ATTN: Nicole Broome, Florida De-
partment of Transportation, P. O. Box 1249,
Bartow, FL 33831.
A public hearing is tentatively scheduled
for this fall to present the preferred alterna-
tive. Documentation of the preferred alter-
native will then be sent to the Federal High-
way Administration for location and design
concept acceptance.
When these plans will come to fruition is
uncertain at this time. Unlike the recently an-
nounced proposal to widen the intersection
of U.S. 441 and S. R. 70, which is funded,
DOT does not currently have funding for the
S.R. 710 project.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at pgawda@newszap.com.


Mr. Barrera, stated the report, was walk-
irig in the 3600 block of the two-lane high-
way when he was struck.
It's still unknown if the pedestrian was
in the roadway when he was hit or if Mr.
Vanepps' vehicle left the roadway and
struck the man as he walked along the
shoulder of the highway, stated Deputy
Kitchen's report.
If anyone has any information about this
accident, they are asked to contact Deputy
Thomas Kitchen at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, 863-763-3117.


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Okeechobee Arrest Report


The following individuals were arrested
on felony or driving under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police De-
partment (OCPD), the Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the Department of
Corrections (DOC).
Orlando Rodriquez, 43, S.E. 36th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested March 31 by Deputy
Arlene Durbin on a felony charge of battery on a
person over 65 years of age and a misdemeanor
charge of resisting a law enforcement officer
without violence. His bond was set at $3,000.
Rafaela Huerta-Aranda, 47, N.W 21st Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 1 by Deputy Ste-
phen Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with the felonies of conspiracy to
traffic in a controlled substance (methamphet-
amine) and unlawful use of a two-way com-
munication device. The warrant also charged
her with the misdemeanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $253,000.
Dawn Rene Usher, 41, S.E. 38th Terrace,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 1 by Detective
Susan Morrison on a charge of forgery. Her bond
was set at $2,500.
Candice Marie Nolan, 31, Whispering Pines
Lane, Fort Pierce, was arrested April 1 by Deputy
Stephen Pollock on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging her with violation of probation -
child neglect, violation of probation possession
of a controlled substance without a valid pre-
scription and violation of probation tampering
with physical evidence. She is being held with-
out bond. .
Selena Billie, 40, Hawkspur Lane, Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 1 by Deputy Patricia
Massung on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of probation driving
under the influence. She is being held without
bond.
Eliasar Tinajero, 23, N.W. 42nd Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 2 by Deputy
Corporal Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him with violation
of probation burglary of a conveyance (11
counts), violation of probation grand theft and
violation of probation criminal mischief. He is
being held without bond.
Don Carlos Johnson, 35, N.W. 20th Lane,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 2 by Deputy
Cpl. Randy Thomas on an Okeechobee County
warrant charging him with the felonies of rob-
bery by sudden snatching and burglary of an
occupied conveyance. The warrant also charged
him with the misdemeanor of petit theft. His
bond was set at $301,000.
Joseph Timothy Perez, 16, N.W 292nd St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 2 by Deputy
Rusty Hartsfield on a felony charge of interfer-
ence with child custody and a misdemeanor
charge of obstruction of justice. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail then released
into the custody of his parents.
Enrique Paredes, 33, U.S. 441 S.E., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 2 by the Okeechobee
Narcotics Task Force on charges of possession
of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and pos-
session of a controlled substance (methadone).
His bond was set at $10,000.
Tracy Lynn Haney, 37, N.E. 30th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 2 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on a felony
charge of possession of certain drugs without a
prescription. She was released on her own re-
cognizance.
Fredy Colin Cruz, 32, S.W. Second Way,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 3 by Officer
Lawrence Parzygnat on felony charges of pos-
session of a controlled substance (cocaine) and
introduction of contraband into a detention facil-
ity. He was also charged with the misdemeanor
of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driv-
er's license. His bond was set at $13,000.
Lucy Towns, 72, S.E. 96th Circle, Okeecho-


bee, was arrested April 3 by Deputy Tami Serafini
on charges of burglary of a dwelling and grand
theft. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Ricky Raccardo Boswell, 51, N.W 12th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested April 3 by the
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force on charges
of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church,
possession of cocaine with intent to sell within
1,000 feet of a church, sale of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine with intent to sell. His bond
was set at $70.000.
Marilyn Kay Cruz, 48, S.W. Third Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 4 by Sergeant
Justin Bernst on a charge of driving under the
influence. Her bond was set at $500.
Carlos Ceron, 30, N.W Eighth St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 4 by Deputy Sarah Green
on a charge of felony battery and a misdemeanor
charge of battery. His bond was set at $10,000.
Charles E. Foster Jr., 25, S.E. Second St.,
Belle Glade, was arrested April 5 by Deputy Mat-
thew Crawford on a felony charge of possession
of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge of resist-
ing a law enforcement officer without violence.
His bond had not been set as of newspaper
deadline.
Robert Allen Powell, 38, S.E. 86th Blvd.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 4 by Deputy
Matthew Hurst on a charge of felony battery. He
was released on his own recognizance.
Robert Earl Davis, 28, S.E. Eighth Drive,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by Deputy Bri-
an Cross on a felony charge of aggravated bat-
tery with a motor vehicle and two counts of mis-
demeanor battery. His bond was set at $11,000.
Bufford Tyson Wilson, 22, N.W. 53rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, was arrested April 5.by Dep-
uty Justin Akins on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation of community
control dealing in stolen property. He is being
held without bond. He was also arrested on a
second Okeechobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation trespass. He is
being held without bond on that charge, also.
Judy Anderson, 27, S.E. Second St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by Deputy Ste-
ven Pollock on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with violation of probation driving
under the influence. She is being held without
bond.
Tasha Trinette Ramirez, 27, N.E. llth St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by Officer Jus-
tin Bernst on a Lee County warrant charging her
with failure to appear uttering a forged instru-
ment and failure to appear petit theft. Her bond
was set at $10,000.
John Stone, 58, U.S. 441 N., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 5 by State Fire Marshal An-
thony Mozealous on a charge of tampering with
a witness. His bond had not been set as of news-
paper deadline.
Eric Lee Gaucin, 31, N.W. First St., Okeecho-
bee, was arrested April 5 by Officer Ryan Hol-
royd on a felony charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender. His bond was set
at $2,500.
Julio Rodriguez, 18, N.E. 24th Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April 5 by Deputy
Steven Pollock on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with burglary of a dwelling.
His bond was set at $50,000.
This column lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed
here who is later found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped is welcome to
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School 'steps'
Am I the only parent that is having issues
with the step system that we have in our
schools? I have been stressed out for three
to four years. My child gets steps for talking
and not having his agenda signed. Not for
fighting or anything else that could cause
danger to himself or other students. Three
steps leads to after school detention and the
fourth is in school detention. I have recently
been threatened by the school that many
more of these steps will lead to sending my
child to New Endeavour for troubled kids.
It's to the point that I consider the school to
be bullying and harassing my child.
SSchool is not the place to socialize.
They have rules that are designed to help
the students become responsible adults.
Like everything else there is a consequence
if the rules aren't followed. Why aren't you
making your child do what he is supposed
to be doing instead of complaining because
he is in trouble? If you are unhappy with the
way things are going you have the choice of
home schooling him, which can be done
over the internet and all it will cost you is
supplies. Get yourself together and take re-
sponsibility for your child and his behavior.
What is involved in signing an agenda?
Who signs it? If it is you who signs it, then
why isn't it signed? Are you asking your child
for it?
Is not talking a type of trouble-making?
Other students want quiet to learn!
I could not imagine being a teacher
with all of their pressures of teaching and
having a child interrupt.'But, in the same
breath, it would'also be hard to be a child
sitting in a chair all day with your nose in
your book. We have all been there. Times
in school are different now than what they
used to be. Teachers and principles are be-
ing pressured into the schools making the
'A." There has got to be a middle. I cannot
see why the kids can't have fun and learn at
the same time.


IPod stolen
Much to my amazement, our high school
children are learning to be thieves early in
life. My son's iPod was stolen from the high
school as well as a few other kids' iPods (al-
though we all know that they don't belong
in school). I am still pretty ticked about the
whole thing because school staff would not
do a thing other than file a report with the
school resource officer. I have heard that
a few of the iPods that were stolen were
then sold to another person in school. I just
want the school and the students to know
that if you buy a stolen iPod from one of the
thieves in school, and you are caught with it,
you will be the one everyone thinks stole the
iPod. I reported my son's stolen and gave the
serial number on it, and if anyone is caught
with that iPod I will in fact prosecute to the
fullest.
Parents, if you notice your child with an
expensive piece of equipment that you did
not buy for them, you had better be asking
some questions.
*An entire class cannot be halted to
search all the kids in a class to locate an iPod
another student claims was stolen. If a child-
was bullied into turning it over or the class
was in chaos allowing students free reign to
go through others' belongs then you have
another argument. A simple case of 'I had
it when I went into class but it disappeared
during class' is not grounds to search the be-
longs of 20 or 30 innocent kids on the word
of one student. If the administration stopped
classes and began searching students on a
student's claim of theft, making these claims
would become amusement for some stu-
dents.
Cell phones, iPods -- these kids just steal
them like they are pencils. And you want to
know why? Because nobody does anything.
I know my sister, being a teacher, has
held her class back in order to get stolen
items. Sometimes it works sometimes it
does not, but at least she tries. Usually the
item is "found" on the floor or on a back
work station.
Unless you have a teenager with items
like this, you have no idea how many of
them get stolen. They should be arrested!
It's theft.
The sad part is, the majority of the class
knows who took it. A little simple word to a
teacher or someone in the office before the'
end of the day would get it back, and I bet a
lot more stolen items.


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As a child being sent to school, you are
there to pay attention and learn. You do NOT
NEED an iPod or cell phone as a student. If
a child needs to call their parents most if not
all classrooms now have a phone in them, if
not they can go to the office to make the call.
As far as an iPod, I didn't bring a CD player to
school with headphones and listen to music
when I wanted to and neither should they.
Bottom line, all valuable items should be left
at home. A lot of kids now have no parent-
ing at home, and their lack of upbringing is
becoming more apparent day by day.
I had my iPod stolen from my car. It
was depressing, considering it was the huge
32 gb one, but I couldn't do much. I just
learned to lock my car, keep everything valu-
able inside my house and was thankful they
only robbed my car and not my house.
The teachers have a lot to deal with
every day. If a student brings something to
school that they are not supposed to have at
school, and it gets stolen, that is just beyond
the teachers' control. They reported it to the
cops. I hope the cops do investigate, find out
who the thief is and make an arrest.
It seems to me that we are raising a
bunch of thieves. When I went to school we
never took a thing, because when we came
home your mother ask you where you got
that thing, you said at school she said you
better take it back to it's rightful owner and
that was it. Today some parents don't even
know that their kids even came home.
Thievery has always been there. I grad-
uated 30 years ago in West Palm Beach. My
yearbook was stolen as I set it on top of my
locker, to open the locker. A kid ran by and
grabbed it. I chased him but never caught
him. I doubt he gave his mother a thought as
he ran off campus with my yearbook.
Seven years ago, my son, in middle
school band, had two horn mouthpieces
stolen from his backpack and pieces of his
lunch stolen out of his lunch bag.
It's the mentality of the world. Why buy
my own when I can steal what's yours.
These high dollar electronics should
have a lojack option, so you could track the
device, your child, or the scum that stole your
laptop or iPod. Cell phones can be used as
a tracking device. Most new electronics use
some form of wireless, connection, why not
use this as a theft deterrent? Want to know
if your little angel really went to the movies,
or is at a rave? Punch up the iPod you gave
to him, or her for Christmas, and bust them
in the act!


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Health insurance
If there is health insurance available to
everyone, the health department could be
closed; and the revenue saved could go to'
schools, law enforcement, and other county
projects that need funding.

Coquina
I am wishing some prairie owners
would complain to the county about clueless
Coquina. I have lived here for five years and
never had water on my lot. But every time
Coquina does their "fixing" it gets worse.
Here's a suggestion to Coquina -- Quit build-
ing up the roads to prevent flooding because
you are only making the water go onto own-
ers' lots. Start grading the ditches, leveling
them, fix culverts. Makes me want to move.

Pet peeves
What are your pet peeves? Mine are:
People who don't keep up with current
times. People who don't mind their own
business. People who are fanatical about
religion or politics.
People who don't use signal lights. Peo-
ple who litter. Tailgaters.
Thieves. People who do not spay or
neuter their pets. People who tailgate..
Husbands who drink too much. People
who are rude and know better. People who
answer the cell phone while having a con-
versation with you.

DOT plan
I am glad to see that DOT is planning to
add more left turn lanes at the main intersec-
tion, so that there will be two left turn lanes
in each direction. That would really help,
especially for the westbound traffic that is
turning left onto Parrott Avenue. The traf-
fic in that left turn lane backs up past the
next street. Putting in another left turn lane
would really help get that traffic moving and
double the number of vehicles that could get
through that light on the left turn arrow.

Dogs in the road
This morning I barely avoided hitting
a dog that ran right into the road in front of
my car. Dog owners, please keep your dogs
secured on your own property. Dogs get
excited when they see another animal and
just run to it, sometimes right in front of a
car. If you love your dog, keep the dog out of
the roadway. If your dog is hitby a car, it is
YOUR fault, not the driver's.


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Wednesday, April 7,2010







April 7, 2010


Guest Commentary


Land acquisition is a rare
opportunity, rather than a
bailout

By Robert H. Buker, Jr.
U.S. Sugar President and CEO
Most criticism aimed at the state's acqui-
sition of U.S. Sugar lands for restoration is
fueled by our largest business competitor
Florida Crystals and a few politicians highly
motivated by their campaign contributions.
They have characterized this acquisition as
a bail-out of a struggling company. That is
a lie.
U.S. Sugar never solicited this proposal.
We were not for sale. Then Governor Crist
approached us with the proposal to acquire
all of U.S. Sugar and its 180,000 acres of stra-
tegically located land for Everglades restora-
tion.
The only reason we entertained Gov.
Crist's proposal was that it came from the
Governor and our owners believed the trans-
action would play a major part in resolving
the huge problems of the Everglades, Lake
Okeechobee, and the Caloosahatchee and
St. Lucie rivers, a fitting legacy for our land.
While it was true that our sugar busi-
ness had at that time accumulated signifi-
cant debt due to several hurricanes and the
monumental, multi-year construction of our
state-of-the-art sugar factory-- that is not the
whole story.


Our company has been in business since
1931, and we have always weathered the
storms. So, we made hard decisions, pri-
oritized spending and cut costs. In its third
year of operations, our new sugar factory is
running smoothly and our refinery has had
record production. Presently, we have the
best sugar market in 30 years and we have
sold our sugar well into the future at high
prices.
Today, U.S. Sugar is well capitalized and
we have retired more than $200 million of
debt. Our owners, shareholders, and bank-
ers are very pleased and proud of what we
have accomplished:
We never violated any of our banking
and loan covenants;
Due to our new sugar factory, railroad
and cost-reductions, we are by far the low-
est-cost producer of refined cane sugar in
the United States;
We expect strong sugar demand, sales
and pricing for at least 2010 and 2011;
We are the lowest-cost producer of Flor-
ida NFC orange juice;
We developed and own the only disease-
resistant citrus trees in the United States.
Florida Crystals is spending tens of mil-
lions of dollars in court, in the Legislature
and in the media opposing this transaction
in an attempt to get some of U.S. Sugar's su-
perior assets for their business. Their actions
are certainly in keeping with their history of
trying to force a better deal for themselves.
Just as they did when they sued the state for


Riverside grants $1,000 to food bank


Riverside National Bank grants $1,000 to
the Treasure Coast Food Bank (TCFB).
Pat Alley, Riverside Bank's St. Lucie County
President, heard there was a real need at the
TCFB and wanted to do something to help.
Alley said, "Riverside feels strongly about giv-
ing back to our community and.this donation
will help assist many good folks in our com-
munity that are having a difficult time feeding
their families."
The mission of the TCFB is to obtain and
distribute food and needed products through
partner agencies to help alleviate hunger in
Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St.
Lucie Counties. Every one dollar donation
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provides five meals to hungry people. This
means that Riverside Bank's donation will
stay local and will feed 5,000 folks right here
in our four county area.
Riverside Bank is able to make this dona-
tion because of their self serve coin machines
which are located in most of their banking lo-
cations. The bank charges a 5 percent fee but
chooses to donate 100 percent of these funds
back to local charities such as the TCFB.
If you want to know more about the Trea-
sure Coast Food Bank or to make a monetary
or food donation, check out their website
at: www.treasurecoastfoodbank.org or give
them a call at 772-489-5676.


Speoajl i, me OkI eiciobee r1,Jews Riverside Bank
Presenting a $1,000 grant to the Treasure Coast Food Bank are: (front from
left to right) Riverside office managers Cooie Newman and Lynette Rodriguez.
In the back row are: Riverside Bank office managers Crystal Perez, Cheryl
Regan, Donna Greene and Lori Wuchte; Executive Director for the TCFB Ju-
dith Cruz,; Riverside SLC President Pat Alley; Riverside's operations man-
ager Sue Johnson and Riverside's regional area manager Diana Miskow.


its purchase of Talisman Sugar in the south-
ern Everglades Agricultural Area for restora-
tion a decade ago, Florida Crystals is angling
for their own "sweet deal" in this case.
When Gov. Crist first announced this his-
toric acquisition, Florida Crystals' spokes-
man Gaston Cantens was quoted in the
Miami Herald, stating they "view this as an
opportunity to resolve some of these linger-
ing environmental issues and create some
long-term stability in this area." In fact, Flor-
ida Crystals secretly sent their own proposal
to the South Florida Water Management
District-"to acquire a portion of the U.S. Sug-
ar assets" and "join in pursuit of the state's
goals." They demanded their offer be kept
confidential, and when their greedy terms
were refused, they filed lawsuits opposing
this acquisition.
Examples of greed and hypocrisy from
our critics:
While calling the contract "too sweet"
for U.S. Sugar, Florida Crystals was attempt-
ing to force an even "sweeter" deal for
themselves;
At the same Governing Board meet-
ing that Florida Crystals' spokesman Gaston
Cantens publicly complained U.S. Sugar's
$150 per acre lease rate, Florida Crystal's
leases with the SFWMD were approved at
$59.00 per acre;
Cantens uses the EAA-A1 reservoir on
Talisman land to claim U.S. Sugar's deal
delays other restoration projects when his
own company sued the SFWMD to stop that
reservoir construction. They forced a settle-
ment, got an $8 million payout and still farm

Okeechobee
Forecast


Today: Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Oth-
erwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low
around 64. Southeast wind between 5 and
10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high
near 83. South wind around 5 mph.
Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
65. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of show-
ers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. West
northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Friday night: A 20 percent chance of
showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around
55. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near
80. North wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a
low around 54. East northeast wind 5 mph.

Lotteries
Florida Lottery Here are the num-
bers selected Monday in the Florida Lottery:
Cash 3: 4-3-8; Play 4: 2-7-5-6; Fantasy 5:
3-4-12-13-24; Mega Money: 26-33-40-43
MB 12; Florida Lotto: 6-21-28-30-31-34
X 5; Powerball: 10-15-31-52-59 PB4 x4.
Numbers drawn Tuesday, Cash 3: 7-7-9;
Play 4: 6-7-4-6.


over 20,000 acres of state-owned Talisman
to this day;
Florida Crystals' secret proposal to the
SFWMD offered a "sweetheart deal" to relin-
quish their Talisman leases only in exchange
for US Sugar land that is 50% more produc-
tive than their own;
Florida Crystals ran commercials
claiming restoration dollars are better spent
north of Lake Okeechobee at the same time
they've presented an alternative plan that
has the SFWMD buying some of their land
south of the lake rather than U.S. Sugar's.
At the SFWMD's request, due to the eco-
nomic downturn, we have twice re-negoti-
ated this contract so that it was affordable to
the state while still providing a fair return to
our shareholders. A broad public review and
extensive court process approved its public
purpose, all over Florida Crystal's objections.
We are confident the Florida Supreme Court
will uphold the bond validation and that the
Governing Board will complete its budget
process, making this a high priority without
raising taxes.
The bottom line: Florida has a very rare
opportunity to re-acquire a large swath of
the historic Everglades from a willing seller
at a fair, appraised price that will advance
Gov. Crist's bold Everglades restoration
plan. Florida's political leaders and its citi-
zens should not be fooled by a slick public
relations campaign from self-serving Palm
Beach billionaires with a long history of
throwing people out of the lifeboat, not just
to get a seat, but so that they can get a bet-
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Community Events


Babysitter class planned
The Okeechobee Service Center of
the American Red Cross will be holding a
Babysitter's Training class. Anyone interest-
ed in the class must be between the ages of
11-15 yrs. of age. The class will take place on
Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 a.m. until
4 p.m. and will take place at the American
Red Cross, Okeechobee Service Center, 323
N. Parrott Ave. Cost for the class is just $40.
For more information or to register, please
call 863-763-2488 as space is limited. Lunch
will be provided and participants will receive
their Red Cross certification card the day of
the training as well as the Babysitter's Train-
ing package.

Local business women meet
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter of
the American Business Women's Associa-
tion (ABWA) invites your attendance at the
April program meeting at the Clock Family
Restaurant on April 22, at noon. Our guest
speaker will be Brian Cartland, executive di-
rector of the Business Development Board.
For additional information or questions, call
President Karin Ammons to Cassell's and
McCall 863-763-3131.

Martha's House has yard sale
Martha's House wilfhold a huge yard sale
at their offices on 4134 Hwy. 441 North (just
north east of Circle K) on Friday, April 9 and
Saturday, April 10. Come in and find great
buys on clothing for the whole family. You
will also find a selection of miscellaneous
items.


Healthy Start Coalition meets
The Board of Directors of the Okeecho-
bee Healthy Start Coalition will meet on
Wednesday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office located at 575 S.W. 28th Street within
the New Endeavor High School building.
Open to the public, the coalition is made up
of citizens interested in promoting healthy
families and healthy outcomes for babies in
Okeechobee. For more information about
the Coalition, please contact Kay Begin, at
the Coalition office, 863-462-5877.

Elks Lodge to hold meeting
Current, past and new members of the
Okeechobee Elks Lodge are invited to at-
tend a reorganization meeting on April 8,
at 7 p.m. at the Good Spirits Lounge Back
Room, 245, S.E. Hwy. 441. For questions or
for more information, please call Ernie Basil
at 863-261-8019 or Bob Brakke at 863-610-
2431.

Eagles to hold steak night
Eagles will hold Steak Night, beginning at
5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Steak dinner in-
cludes salad, baked potato or sweet potato,
garlic bread and dessert for $12. Live enter-
tainment by The Harpers. Located at Frater-
nal Order of Eagles, 4137 9985 Hwy. 441N.

Eagles host picnic on April 10
The Eagles, at 9985 Hwy. 441 N. are host-
ing lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken
and sides on Saturday, April 10 from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m. for the Sailfish District 7's picnic.
Entertainment by Michael's Memories.


Shrine Club plans dinner
The Okeechobee Shrine Club will pres-
ent The Ages of Music Dinner and Dance on
Saturday, April 10, beginning at 6 p.m. with
dinner including chicken and ribs. The show
begins at 7 p.m.
Dancing will include music from the Big
Band era, swing, rock and roll, doo-wop,
country soul and pop. A special visit from
"The King Elvis" will also be included. Tick-
ets for the event are $15 and proceeds will
benefit Shriner's activities. For ticket infor-
mation, please call 863-763-3378.

Moose Lodge to present
music and comedy show
The Okeechobee Moose Lodge will
present the last of its Lip Sync Group Mu-
sic and Comedy shows on April 10, from
1 to 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, N.W 36th
St., Okeechobee. FREE Parking & Admis-
sion and membership is not required. The
kitchen will be open. For more information,
please call 863-447-5520.

Masons to hold breakfast
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge will
host a breakfast on Sunday, April 11, serv-
ing from 8-11 a.m. The cost is only $6 and
the menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage,
grits, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, juice and
coffee. Good food & fellowship. The break-
fast is open to the public and carry outs are
available. The Masonic Lodge is located at
107 N.W. Fifth Avenue.


Obituaries


Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
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books. A link to the obituaries is available at
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Roy Leon McDaniel Sr.
OKEECHOBEE Roy Leon McDaniel Sr., age
75, of Okeechobee, died Saturday, April 3, 2010
at the Hamrick Home. Born in Heber Springs,
Ark. Mr. McDaniel has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 35 years.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jane
McDaniel; and his children, daughter, Lela Jane
McDaniel of Okeechobee, son, Roy Leon McDa-
niel, Jr. (Daphne) of Okeechobee, daughter,
Norma Jean Ruth (Robert) of Sarasota, son,
Walter Roy Powell (Becky) of Okeechobee, and
daughter, Nora Faye McDaniel Aytes of Yulee; as
well as his 13 grandchildren and one great-
grandchild on the way. He is also survived by
his sisters, Kathleen Reed (Dwayne) of Augusta,
Ark., and Karen Rice (Bill) of Greenville, S.C.
A memorial service will be held at the Fort
Drum Cemetery on April 23, 2010 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee.
All arrangements are under the direction and
care of the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home
and Crematory,1950 20th Street Vero Beach, FL
772-562-2365


John C. Walzer, 63
OKEECHOBEE John C. Walzer, age 63, of
Okeechobee, passed away April 2, 2010, in
Okeechobee.
He was born July 30, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
to William and Marion Walzer. He worked at
the skating rink for
many years. He was
known to many as
"Stubby."
Mr. Walzer is sur-
vived by his sister, ,
Ann S. Rudolph
(John) of Erie, Pa.
He was preceded,
in death by his par-
ents, William and
Marion Walzer.
Memorial services
will be
5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2010, .at
Treasure Island Baptist Church with Pastor Brad
Spencer officiating.
Memorials may be made to Treasure Island
Baptist Church.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.


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Luciano Hernandez 'El -
Perderon' Medrano, 56
OKEECHOBEE Luciano Hernandez Medra-
no, age 56, of Okeechobee passed away April 1,
2010, at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Jan. 7, 1954, in Mexico City, Mexico, to
Pedro and Barbara Hernandez Medrano he
came to Okeechobee in 1975. He was of the
Catholic faith.
Mr. Medrano is survived by his parents, Pedro
Hernandez Pelayo and Barbara Medrano Balta-
zar; three brothers, Hermilo Hernandez Medra-
no, Anastasio Hernandez Medrano, Alfredo
Hernandez Medrano; four sisters, Rosa Hernan-
dez Medrano, Camila Hernandez Medrano, Celi-
na Hernandez Medrano, Rosa Elia Hernandez
Medrano; two sons, Jimmy "James" Tyson and
Luciano Hernandez, Jr.; daughters, Scarlett Leit-
ner, Josephina Elders, Juna Hernandez Medra-
no and Maria del Refujio; ten grandchildren; 17
nieces and nephews; many cousins.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8,
at the family home, 3260 NW 36 AVE, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972. Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, April
9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may sign the guestbook at www.bas-
sokeechobeefh.com.
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, Okeechobee, Fl
34972.


Headstart holds fund raiser
Join us Monday, April 12 and Tuesday,
April 13 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moose
Lodge on N.W. 36th Street (one block west
of Hwy. 441), to sell your gold. Get top dollar
for your gold and help raise money for North
Side Headstart Pre-K. For information and
appointments call Jamie Pye, 863-634-9773.

OHS to host Career Fair
Okeechobee High School Career Center
is sponsoring an occupational awareness
(Career Fair) program for l th and 12th
graders on Wednesday, April 14. This event
will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the
Okeechobee High School Gymnasium.
This will be an opportunity for students
to meet prospective employers in Okeecho-
bee County. It will also be a chance for busi-
nesses to meet potential part-time as well as
full-time employees upon graduation. If in-
terested, you may want to bring applications
for students to fill out.
The program will consist of informal
conversation with students. (Students will
be browsing from one area to another.) A
table with chairs will be available for you to
use as your booth. If you have handouts, fact
sheets, or door prizes to give to the students,
please bring those. A poster/project board
to put on the table advertising your business
would be beneficial.
If you or your business is interested in
participating in the Career Fair, please call
Bill R. Black at 863-462-5025 ext. *3113 or
email at blackb@okee.kl2.fl.us.

Real Life Children's Ranch
plans benefit tourney
Real Life Children's Ranch will hold their
annual fund raising golf tournament on
April 17, at the Okeechobee County Golf
and Country Club. The entry fee is $50 per
person or $200 per team and includes cof-
fee, donuts, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch
and door prizes. There will also be an op-
portunity to win a new car in the Hole-ln-
One contest. For more information, contact
Darlene Mayers at 863-634-4200 (darlene.
mayers@rlcr.org) or Bill Casian at 863-697-
0211 (pepper@strato.net).







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Store employee holds suspects for cops


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two men have been arrested by local
authorities for allegedly cashing fraudulent
checks at different area
Hispanic stores.
Rogelio Cardona, 22, At-
lanta, was charged with ut-
tering a forged instrument
and grand theft. He was
booked into the Okeecho-
bee County Jail under a
bond of $10,000.
Also arrestedwas Eman- Rogelio
uel Gomez Vidal, 24, Tam- Cardona
pa. He was first arrested by
Officer Belen Reyna of the Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) on a charge of
uttering a forged instrument. His bond on
that charge was set at $5,000.
Vidal was later arrested on charges of
uttering a forged instrument and grand
theft. His bond on those charges was set at
$10,000.


Both Cardona and Vidal were arrested by
Deputy Matthew Crawford of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
The two men were arrested after they
reportedly tried to cash bad
checks at Azteca, Inc., 624
N.E. Park St. However, a
store official there had been
warned and when the men
presented the checks from
Circle H. Citrus, Inc., he
S locked the doors and held
them there until Officer
Emanuel Reyna arrived.
Gomez In his report, Deputy
Vidal Crawford stated that man-
agers from La Fiesta, S.R. 70 W, and El Ran-
cho Market, U.S. 441 N., both came to the
Azteca store and confirmed that they, too,
had been victimized. -
The El Rancho.Market manager said 15-
20 Hispanic males had entered his store,
supposedly to cash payroll checks. The man-
ager told Deputy Crawford that the amount


of the checks and the name of the issuing
party were all the same. Also, while all of the
check numbers were different they did all
start with the same three numbers-193.
Deputy Crawford said the manager indi-
cated to him that he cashed 22 checks, but
became suspicious when one of the men
cashed a second check.
Officer Reyna stated in his report that the
check he confiscated from Vidal was written
in the amount of $336.12.
Cardona and Vidal were'also identified
by the other store managers, added Deputy
Crawford's report.
The arrest reports went on to state that
Ed Barenburg, the chief financial officer with
Circle H. Citrus, was contacted and con-
firmed that all of the checks starting with the
numbers 193 were bogus.
At the time of their arrests, stated arrest
reports, Cardona had $652 in cash on his
person and Vidal had $698.85.


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Landlord accused of locking tenants in room


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A landlord was arrested after she report-
edly padlocked the door to her tenant's bed-
room-while the tenants were asleep in the
room.
Sabrina Fay Glaub, 42,
N.W. 176th Ave., was ar-
rested Thursday, April 1, on
two counts of false impris-
onment. She was booked
into the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Jail then released on her
own recognizance.
An arrest report by Sabrina Fay
Deputy Howard Picker- Glaub
ing of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) stated that
Glaub rented a bedroom to a man and his
girlfriend about three months ago. Then, on
April 1, she apparently told the couple they
were evicted and would not allow them to
enter the home.
Prior to this incident, the couple reported-
ly told Deputy Pickering, Glaub locked them
inside their bedroom without their knowl-
edge. The man reportedly told the deputy


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that Glaub woke him around 5:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, March 30, and told him that he and
his girlfriend had to leave. But, he refused.
The deputy's report goes on to state that
the man was then awakened around 7:30
a.m. to the smell of smoke. When he tried
to leave the bedroom to investigate he could
not open the door. The report said he kicked
the door open and found that a coffee pot
had been left on and was smoking.
According to the report, the'bedroom
door wouldn't open because it had been
padlocked on the outside. Glaub, continued
the report, placed the lock on the door.
"Being a professional landlord is not for
sissies. If you're going to rent property then
you need to have the proper knowledge on
how to evict someone," said OCSO Detec-
tive Ted Van Deman. "A lot of landlords be-
lieve that just because they own the property
they can do whatever they want. But, that's
just not true."
According to the detective, the first step
in the eviction process is for the landlord to
post a notice that the tenants are to vacate
the property in three days. This notice, he
added, is not legally binding.
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law enforcement," explained Detective Van
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notice, they can then be evicted. If they do
respond, a court date will be set up. Basi-
cally, you have to have a court order signed
by a judge to evict someone."
Although the nine-day notice is legally
binding, the tenants still do not have to leave.
However, continued the detective, they do
have to respond to that notice.
When the issue goes to court, the judge
will determine if it is a legal eviction and what
is to happen. The detective said the eviction
process can usually take up to 90 days.
"Another problem we repeatedly have is
that landlords consider it to be their property
and that they can go in (to the home) and
do whatever they want-like seize property
or turn off the power or water," said Detec-
tive Van Deman. "These are all illegal things
that landlords repeatedly do in Okeechobee
County, and some of those things the land-
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preparation. In addition to the egg hunt, activities included bunny sack race,
egg on a spoon race, water balloon toss, games and an arts and crafts table.
(above) This brother and sister are signing their names on the Thank You card
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Rodeo Queen meets Executive Board
Miss Rodeo Okeechobee visits Okeechobee County Cattlewomen's Meeting.
From left to right are: Dana Lepere-parliamentarian, Melissa Montes DeO-
ca state director, Cindi Hortman treasurer, Brittany Nethers- Miss Rodeo
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Guest speaker
The Women of Tomorrow Chapter
of the American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) thanks guest
speaker Melissa Serrano, partner-
ship specialist for Census 2010, for
revisiting us on March 25 with an
update on the census. April 1 was
the deadline for sending in the cen-
sus form. Local community agen-
cies provided assistance centers
for persons having difficulty in com-
pleting the form. The next step will
to identify areas with low response.
Volunteers are being trained to go
door to door through the summer
to get as accurate a count as pos-
sible. To locate assistance centers,
visit www.2010census.gov. If you
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Area churches hold special events


By Pete Gawda
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Grace Brethren Church,701 S. Parrot
Ave., will have a free family movie night, Fri-
day April 9 at 7 p.m. The movie "The Lost
and Found Family" is a great reminder to
look beyond ourselves to the needs of oth-
ers. Ellen Bryn of TV's "St. Elsewhere" and
Lucas Till of "Hannah Montana: The Movie,"
star in this drama of transformed lives.
Church of Our Saviour Episcopal
Church, 200 N.W Third St., will hold a fund
raiser on April 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. to ben--
efit the ministries of the church. The event is
called Island Party and will feature the local
steel drum band, the Chobee Steelers. This
band has recently participated in a major
competition in Jacksonville where they won
first place. The menu consists of jerked park,
peas and rice or Caribbean rice and plan-
tains. Tickets are $10 per person which in-
cludes entertainment. Takeouts are available


but no delivery. Tickets are on churches. The 250 foot set
sale now at the church office. uses 150 animals. Tickets can
Fort Drum Community R be ordered by going to www.
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N. storyofjesus.com. Tickets are
will sponsor the 18th Annual $18.50 for adults, $16.50 for
Fort Drum Day Saturday, April children, $14.50 for end sec-
10 starting at 11 a.m. Bring a .i tions and $18.50 for handi-
favorite dish and/or dessert. capped.
There will be live music, free First United Methodist
barbecue, cake bake off, a kids Church, 200 N.W Second St.,
pie eating contest, horse shoe 1 S O will host a Mother-Daughter-
contest and prizes. For more ATOrS- Friend Luncheon on Saturday,
information call 853-467-1733. W OrSIlp May 1. Speakers will be Don-
The Story of Jesus will na Robards and Karen Schaffer
be presented at the Hardee County Cat- from Women's Refuge of Vero Beach. Tick-
tleman's Arena, 507 Civic Center Drive, ets are $5. A love offering will also be taken
Wauchula. The dates are: Friday, April Tor your choice of the Women's Refuge or
9; Saturday, April 10; Friday, April 16; the Pregnancy Center. For more informa-
Saturday, April 17; Friday April 23; and tion, call 863-697-0469 or 863-763-8865.
Saturday, April 24. All performances start The Okeechobee News welcomes news
at 7:30 and are about three hours long, in- from area churches for this column. E-mail
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225 people comes from nearly 40 different da at 863 763-3134, extension 4225.


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Sunrise services
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at Lock 7/Jaycee Park. An estimated crowd of 500 turned out to hear music
by the Community Choir and a short sermon by Rev. John Garner of More
to Life Church. Other area pastors offered solos and various prayers as the
crowd watched the sun rise over a placid scene. An offering of $1,356.28
was given which will be donated to Real Life Children's Ranch.

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Flag football dynasty in our midst


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
There is an Okeechobee team among us
that has won every league championship
for close to 25 years. The flag football team
that played for Lunkers Sports Bar this year
has an unparalleled run of success going.
The team has won every league title in the
Okeechobee County Parks and Recreations
Flag Football league since at least 1986 and
probably longer.
Manager Rob Coleman said it's a run the
entire team is proud of. Other members of
the team that have played together for a long
time include Bobby Steiert, Jimmy Mills,
Gene Thomas and Harry Tewksbury.
"They are pretty much the core of the
team. All of them have played some sports
in high school and even college," Coleman


noted. Coleman himself played baseball for
OHS and then for Valencia Community Col-
lege in Orlando. Other members on the team
included notable Brahman stars like Cody
Storey, Brandon Storey, Heath Whipple,
Tony Decarlo, Brad Gibson, Travis Conrad,
Lee Coker, and Donny Ray Yates. Coleman
said most of. these guys provide the speed
the team needs to continue their success.
"Definitely the key for us has been play-
ing together for a long time. Those five play-
ers have played together since the 1980s. We
mixed in people here and there. The core of
the group has been together a long time.
We are very familiar with each other and the
game." Coleman said flag football is a big
difference from the full contact sport of high
school football. He said timing and experi-
ence is very important. He said a lot of the


younger players have trouble getting used to
the differences in the game with fewer play-
ers on the field, 7, and no blocking or tack-
ling. "We have to mix in some younger guys
to have some speed because we've lost all of
ours. It's all about timing on offense. Speed
helps, no doubt, but timing is very impor-
tant." Lunkers went 13-1 this past year. The
season ended Monday. They played a num-
ber of teams that were much younger. Cole-
man said the older players do enjoy it when
they can take it to younger kids in sports,
"It is something we take pride in especially
now at our age. We take pride in beating the
younger guys."
Ridge Runner Airboats were the only
team to defeat Lunkers this year. Players on
their team include former Brahman QB Gar-
rett Madrigal and WR Mike Minondo.


Flag football catches on with Okeechobee ladies


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Diversified Welding finished 11-1 to win
the inaugural season of women's flag foot-
ball in Okeechobee County. The league was
kind of an experiment but the league did
field four teams and had about' 50 players
play in games this year.
Manager of the first place team, Kristy
Crawford, said she felt the girls really enjoyed
themselves this year, "I think it is catching
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to expect and it was actually very exciting.
The girls are still learning the language and
the rules." A number of the girls that play
adult softball have decided to try flag foot-
ball and for the most part the response has
been positive. Crawford said' the players
were quick learners and they picked up the
sport pretty well. "We were surprised with
the outcome and the interest. Some of the
players out there had never played sports in
a recreational format before. We also got to
meet some new people and that was nice,"


she added. Girls from 18 to 49 were on the
field at one point this year. The champion-
ship team included players like Elia Suarez,
Pam Matthews, Megan Nelson, Stephanie
Brown, Stephanie Weldon, Kim Jackson,
Heather Dobbs and Gena Davis.
ECO Mowing Service (14-3) finished as
the league runner up.
For now the plan is to have spring flag
football only in Okeechobee County. The
games are played at the OK Softball Fields
across from Yearling Middle school.


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OHS softball team defeated in Kissimmee Klassic


By Charles M. Murphy
Okeechobee News
Runs were hard to come by for both
Okeechobee High and their opponents at
the Kissimmee Klassic Friday and Saturday.
Okeechobee allowed only three runs in
the two games but in the process dropped
two games. The games were both pitchers
duels as Samantha Harrell pitched two com-
plete games, struck out 18 batters, and still
took two losses.


Okeechobee fell 1-0 to Pembroke Pines
on Friday as they were held to three hits by
Cristina Sacramento. She struck out 11 Brah-
man hitters.
Naomi Stevens, Ashtyn Brown, and Emily
McCullough had base hits for Okeechobee.
A couple of costly errors allowed the Jag-
uars to score their only run. Dani Heichen
reached on an error and scored on a single
by Sara Rotunno to account for the only run
of the game.


Harrell allowed four hits, and walked
three batters after a slow start. She worked
out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the
first inning.
Okeechobee's best chance to score came
in the bottom of the sixth inning. Courtney
Wilson reached on an error and Ashtyn
Brown singled but both Lady Brahmans
were stranded.
In an elimination game Saturday
Okeechobee did a better job at the plate, but
was defeated by Canterbury of St. Peters-
burg, 2-1. The Crusaders were held to only
two hits by Harrell, who struck out 10 bat-
ters.
Naomi Stevens went 2 for 4 and stole a
base. LeAnna Cotton went 2 for 3 with a
double. Taylor Kinman went 1 for 3 with a
run scored. Okeechobee had six hits in the
game.
Okeechobee went ahead 1-0 in the sec-
ond when Kinman singled, and Frances
Bosworth walked. Stevens reached base on
a bunt, and Kinman scored when Ashtyn
Brown worked out a bases loaded walk.
Canterbury scored twice in the sixth to


take the lead. Bases loaded walks to Jenni-
fer Crosthwaite and Lacy Adams scored the
Crusaders runs.
Brahman coaches hope the team will
rebound and finish the season strong." We
didn't play very well this weekend. We had
some off the field drama. It is getting harder
and harder for these girls to separate the
two," Coach Kim Hargraves said.
She said the team played well on Thurs-
day but had trouble taking advantage of
some opportunities in the game Friday
against Pembroke Pines Charter School who
went on to win the tournament. "We had
multiple chances to beat them."
Saturday was the most frustrating game
as Okeechobee had their chances. They left
17 runners on base and couldn't take advan-
tage of many scoring opportunities.
Okeechobee will host Park Vista on
Thursday night at 7 p.m. That will be the
girl's senior night.
Okeechobee will have 10 days off before
they host the District 14-4A tournament dur-
ing the week of April 20.


Adult softball league meeting set
There will be an organizational meeting for managers and players interested in the
Spring Adult Softball League. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April
7, at the Civic Center on Hwy. 98 N. Team fees are: Men-$375 (+$25 ISA fee); Women-
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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order issued by the Cir-
cit of Okeecobee Cou nty, Florida, on the 24th day of November,
2009, in the cause wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. being Plaintiff and
FRANKLIN BRAUER AND MELODY A BRAUER being Defendants, being Case
No. 2009-CA-34 in the said Court, I Paul C. May, as Sheriff of Okeechobee
County, Florida shall offer the following property for sale in Okeechobee
County Florida to wit:
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
BLUE 2007 CHEVROLET C1500- CREW PICKUP,
VIN # 2GCEC13C171601182, TAG # J31VDJ
I shall offer the above described property for sale subject to all prior liens
and encumbrances if any, on the 5 day of May, 2010 at 11:OOAM or as
soon as possible thereafter at the OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OF-
FICE, 504 N.W. 4th STREET, Okeechobee, Florida and will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, all right, title and interest, of FRANKLIN
BRAUER In said property.
Vehicle may be seen one hour prior to sale @ BMo Towing, 414 S. Parmtt
Ave., Okeechobee, Florida, 34974.
Paul C. May, Sheriff
Okeechobee County
In accordance with the Americans with Disablities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special accommodation to parktipate n
the proceeding should contact Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3117,
ext 2225.
350127 ON 3/31;4/7,14,21/10

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the City of Okeechobee Planning
Board on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as possible, at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave, Coundl Chambers, Rm 200, Okee-
chobee, Florida. The agenda is available on the City website www.cityof-
keechobee.com, or contact the General Services Department,
bdement@cityofokeechobee.com, 863-763-3372 x 218.
Under consideration is Rezoning Petition No. 10-002-R, submitted by prop-
erty owner, Shirley Baker, for the purpose of changing the Zoning District,
on approximately 0.162 acres, from Residential Multiple Family (RMF) to
Commercial Professional Office (CO) for property located at 200 SE 3rd
Stree Legal: Lot 6 of Block 208, First Addition to Okeechobee, as record-
ed in Plat Book 5, Page 6, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said
Hearing. The entire peittion may be inspected during regular business
hours, Mon-Fn, 8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
The Planning Board's role will be to make a recommendation for approval or
denial to the City Council. Final adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tues-
day, May 4, 2010.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to
appeal any decision made by the Planning Board with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, or hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based. General Services media are
used for the sole purpose of back-up for the department In accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 persons needing spe-
dal accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
General Services Office at 863-763-3372 for assistance.
BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
Petition No. 10-002-R
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009CA123
OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida corporation not-for-profit,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD A. PAYNE, JANEE DOE",
his wife, If married, real name un-
known, and "UNKNOWN TENANT
#1" and "UNKNOWN TENANT #2" as
occupants, real names unknown,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foredosure
entered in Case No. 2009CA36 on
3/18/2010, of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, Florida in favor of
Plaintiff, OAK LAKE VILLAS HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a
Florida corporation not-for-profit, and
against Defendant, RICHARD A.
PAYNE (OWNER). I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, described as:
Unit A, PARCEL 20, OAK LAKE VIL-
LAS, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF PARTY PACILIES,
AND PROTECTIVE COVENANTS
FOR OAK LAKE VILLAS, RECORD-
ED IN O.R BOOK 189, PAGE 247,
AS AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 189
PAGE 869; A PARCEL OF LAND LY-
ING IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP' 37
SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at a public sale, to he highest and
best bidder for cash, in Jury Assem-
bly Rm, 2nd Floor, Judicial Center,
312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 at 11 o'dock
a.m., on the 21st day of April, 2010.
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 US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED in Okeechobee County,
Florida, this 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Brennan Grogan, Esquire,
Jay Steven Levine, PA.,
3300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570,
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that a Draft Per-
mit (Permit No. 40824-71-UC) has been prepared for Mr. John F. Hayford,
PE, executive Director, for Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, 34974-4221, to complete
ostruction and operationally test a Class I Injection well, IW-1, consisting
3f a 24-inch diameter Injection casing, and an associated dual zone moni-
toring well, MW-1. A separate operation permit will be required to operate
the facility after operational testing, should that testing be successful.
Under this permit, the maximum flow rate into injection well IW-1 shall not
exceed the planned injection rate of the injection well system of 8 million
gallons per day (MGD). Injection is into the Oldsmar Limestone in the open
hole interval between 2765 feet and the total depth of the well at 3205 feet
below land surface (bls). The confinement of the Injection zone from the
overlying underground source of drinking water (USDW) aquifers and fluid
movement adjacent to the well bore are to be monitored by the associated
dual zone monitoring well MW-1. The base of the underground source of
drinking water (UISDW) is at 1825 feet his. Monitoring Intervals in MW-1
are 1820 to 1847 feet and 1970 to 2005 feet bis.
The Department has permitting jurisdiction under Chapter 403 of the Florida
Statutes and Chapters 62 4, 62 520, 62 522, 62 528, 62 550 and 62-660, of
the Florida Administrative Code. The project Is not exempt from permitting
procedures. The Department has determined that a construction permit is
required for the proposed work.
All persons interested in-the foregoing permitting decision are Invited to at-
tend a public meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 10:00
a.m., at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, 34974, phone
863-763-9460. Written comments may be sent to the Department of Envi-
rpnmental Protection, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm
Beach, FL 33401, up to and until 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. All com-
ments received within the 30-day period, from the date of publication and
on the day of the public meeting, will be considered in formulation of the
Departments final decision regarding permit issuance.
The application, draft permit and fact sheet are available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protec-
ion, Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, West Palm
Beach, Florida, 33401. Additional information concerning this project may
be obtained by contacting Heidi Vandor, PG at (561)681-6687 or, JosepU
May, PG at (561)6816691.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 758
REGIONS BANK, an Alabama Corporation, as the successor
to Union Planters Bank, NA.
Plaintiff,
V.
EDDIE ACCARDI JEEP CHRYSLER DODGE, INC., a Florida corporation;
EDMUND ACCARDI, as guarantor,
Defendants.
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated December 31, 2009 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash on April 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. In the Jury As-
sembly Room, Second Floor, Okeechobee County Judicial Center, 312 NW
3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida the following described property: SEE AT-
TACHED EXHIBIT A.
SCHEDULE A" Legal Description
PARCEL 1:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH ONE-QUARTER (51/4) OF THE NORTH
ONE-HALF (NY2) OF SECTION 33 AND 34, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING EAST OF THE EAST
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF U.S. 441 (PARROTT AVENUE) AND BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE ONE QUARTER CORNER COMMON TO SECTIONS 33 AND 34
BEAR NORTH 89017'56" EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTH
ONE-HALF OF SAID SECTION 34 A DISTANCE OF 313.35 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 00010'04" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 655.14 FEET TO THE NORTH
LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4, SW'/,, NW'/.) OF
SAID SECTION 34, THENCE SOUTH 89017'29 WEST A DISTANCE OF
310.51 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-
QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 34; THENCE SOUTH 8913'17" WEST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST
ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4, SE'/,, NE/) OF
SECTION 33; A DISTANCE OF 349.48 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF U.S. 441 THENCE SOUTH 00010'04" EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 656.71 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE
NORTH 89016'26" EAST ALONG SAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 346.65 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN THE SOUTHEAST"/ OF THE
SOUTHEAST/ OF THE NORTHEAST OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE EAST ONE-QUARTER CORNER OF SAID SECTION 33,
THENCE NORTH 00004'02" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION
33, A DISTANCE OF 455.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 0004'02" EAST, 200.00 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF
THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF
THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE SOUTH
89032'17" WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 349.48 FEET TO THE EASTER-
LY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF U.S. HWY. 441 (STATE ROAD 15); THENCE
SOUTH 00110'04" EAST ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
200.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89032'17" EAST. 348.66 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST 'A OF THE SOUTHWEST 'A
OF THE SOUTHWEST 'A OF THE NORTHWEST OF SECTION 34, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 34, BEAR
N 00004'02" E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SECTION 34 TO THE SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST OF SAID SECTION 34, A DISTANCE
OF 2636.72 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE BEAR N
000450" E. ALONG THE SAID WEST LINE OF SECTION 34, TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SAID SOUTHWEST 'A OF THE SOUTHWEST
'A OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 654.94 FEET;
THENCE BEAR N 8914'59" ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SAID
SOUTHWEST 'A OF THE SOUTHWEST 'A OF THE NORTHWEST OF SEC-
TION 34, A DISTANCE OF 310.67 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 0009'06" E. TO
THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 'A OF SAID
SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 655.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR S 89017'02 W.
ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 'A OF SECTION 34 TO THE
SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 'A OF THE SOUTHWEST
A OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, A DISTANCE OF 313.32 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
PARCEL II:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE, 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUAR-
TER OF SAID SECTION 33, THENCE RUN S 89016'26 W ALONG THE
NORLINE OF E SOUTH IE OFEEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, A DIS-
TANCE OF 46.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN S
0010'04" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY
UNE OF STATE ROAD 15, A DISTANCE OF 66.00 FEET; THENCE RUN S
9016'26" W ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE
SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33 A DISTANCE OF 300.00 FEET
TO THE EASTERLY RIGHT -OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15; THENCE
RUN N 00010'04" W ALONG SAID EASTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DIS-
TANCE OF 166.00 FEET TO A POINT 100.00 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTH
LINE OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33; THENCE RUN N
89016'26" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 33, A DISTANCE OF 300.00
FEET; THENCE RUN S 00010'04" E ALONG A LINE PARALLEL TO THE EAST-
ERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD 15, A DISTANCE OF 100.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
If you are a person claiming a right to funds remainingafter the sale, you
must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you
fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60
days only the owner of record as of the date of the Lis Pendens may claim
the surplus.
Dated April 1, 2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of Court
By: Unda E Young, Deputy Clerk
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Clerk's
Notice of Sale under F.S. Chapter 45 has been furnished by First Class U.S.
Mail to David D. Welch, Esq., David D. Welch Law Firm Offices, 2211 East
Sample Road, Suite 203, Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064 on
EUN K. CHANG
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RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON & SCHILLER, P.A.
Attorneys for Plaintiff Regions Bank
101 Northeast Third Avenue, Suite 1800
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: (954) 462-8000
Facsimile: (954) 462-4300
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 47-2010-CA-000065
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANTONIO G. HUET, LUZ M. HUET,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN TENANT and JANE TENANT
whose names are flcti'ous to ac-
count for parties in possession.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANTONIO G. HUET
Residence Unknown
LUZ M. HUET
Residence Unknown
If living; if dead, all unknown parties
claiming interests by, through, under
or against the above named defen-
dant(s), whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, or other dai-
mants; and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest In the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to. foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in Okee-
chobee County, Florida:
EXHIBIT"A"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
ALL THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY
SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF
OKEECHOBEE STATE OF FLORIDA,
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
Commendng at the Southwest cor-
ner of Section 10, Township 37
South, Range 38 East, rn thence
East along the South boundary line
of said Section 10, for a distance of
198.00 feet to the Point of Beginning
Thence continue East along said
South boundary line of Section 10,
for a distance of 132.00 feet; thence
run North 00 07' 00" West parallel
with the West boundary line of the
aforesaid Section 10, for a distance
of 330.00 feet; thence run West par-
allel, with the South boundary line of
said Section 10, for a distance of
132.00 feet; thence run South 00
07' 00" East for a distance of 330 00
feet to the Point of Beginning. Lying
In and compnsing a part of Section
10, Township 37 South, Range 36
East, Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it on Rob-
ert L. Wunker, Esquire, of RUTHER-
FORD MULTALL, PA. Plaintiffs
attorneys whose address is 2600
North military Trail, 4th Floor, Boca
Raton, Florida 33431-6348, within 30
days after the date of the first publi-
cation of this notice, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court,
otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.
DATED on 3/29/2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of said Court
By: Linda F. Young
As Deputy Clerk
Robert L. Wunker, Esquire
Rutherford Mulhall, PA.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
2600 North Military Trail, 4th Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6348
Telephone: (561) 241-1600
350304 ON 4/7,14/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEEEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-399
DIVISION: Civil Division
SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC.,
A Florida Corporation
Plaintiff
V.
DUDLEY R. KIRTON AND
OKEECHOBEE FEED, INC,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order of Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010,
and entered in Case No. 2009 CA
399 of the Circuit Court in and for
OKEECHOBEE County, Florida where-
in SOUTHERN HOMESITES, INC., A
Florida Corporation is the Plaintiff,
and DUDLEY R. KIRTON AND OKEE-
CHOBEE FEED, INC. are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash In the Jury As-
sembly Room, 2nd Floor of the Okee-
chobee County Judidal Center, 312
NW Third Street, Okeechobee, Fori-
da at 11 o'clock A.M. on the 21st
day of April, 2010 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:


The South 1/3 of the Southwest 1/4
of Section 16, Township 36 South,
Range 36 East, the above land ly-
ing and being In Okeechobee,
County, Florida.
Property #
R 1-16-36-36-OA00-00006-B000
NOTICE
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT
PUBLIC AUCTION, THERE MAY BE
ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE
SALE AFTER PAYMENT OF PERSONS
WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID
FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LEIN-
HOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO
FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE
SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAIN-
ING FUNDS.
IF YOU ARE THE PROPERTY OWN-
ER, YOU MAY CLAIM THESE FUNDS
YOURSELF. YOU ARE NOT RE-
QUIRED TO HAVE A LAWYER OR
ANY OTHER REPRESENTATION AND
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ASSIGN
YOUR RIGHTS TO ANYONE ELSE IN
ORDER
FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY MONEY
TO WHICH YOU ARE ENTITLED.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
JUDICIAL CENTER, 312 NW. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA,
WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE
SALE TO SEE IF THERE IS ADDI-
TIONAL MONEY FROM THE FORE-
CLOSURE SALE THAT THE CLERK
HAS IN THE REGISTRY OF THE
COURT.
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida this 22 day of March
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
-KENNETH M. JONES
Moody, Jones, Ingino
& Morehead, P.A.
1333 S. University Drive, #201
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 473-6605
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009CA36
OAK LAKE VILLAS HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC,
a Florida corporation not-for-profit,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BECKY LYNN WILLIAMS, "JOHN
DOE", her husband, If married, real
name unknown, and "UNKNOWN
TENANT #1" and "UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2" as occupants, real names
unknown,
Defendants.
S NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foredo-
sure entered in Case No. 2009CA36
on 3/18/2010, of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida in favor
of Plaintiff, OAK LAKE VILLAS HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. a
Florida corporation not-for-profit, and
against Defendant, BECKY LYNN
WILLIAMS (OWNER). I will sell the
property situated in Okeechobee
County, Florida, described as:
Unit D, BEING AN UNDIVIDED 19%
INTEREST IN AND TO PARCEL 6,
OAK LAKE VILLAS, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at a public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, in Jury Assem-
bly Rm, 2nd Floor, Judicial Center,
312 Northwest 3rd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 at 11 o'clock
a.m., on the 21st day of April, 2010.
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 US PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED in Okeechobee County,
Florida, this 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Linda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff
Brennan Grogan, Esquire,
Jay Steven Levine, P.A.,
,300 PGA Boulevard, Suite 570,
.Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-159
KENNETH CHILDS,
Plaintiff
vs.
DORA 3. BUDD; TARPON IV, LLC,
A Florida Corporation; and ED-
WARD BUNTMAN and HELENE
BUNTMAN, Trustees of the Ed-
ward Buntman Revocable Trust
U/A dated 7/30/99, and as to
each of the foregoing persons, If
alive or deceased, their un-
known heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, under or against
these Defendants.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DORA 3. BUDD and EDWARD
BUNTMAN and HELENE BUNT-
MAN, Trustees of the Edward
Buntman Revocable Trust U/A
dated 7/30/99
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action for quiet title of the following
described property:
Parcel Identification Number:
1-21-33-35-0010-00020-0180
Tract 18, Block 2, SUN & COUN-
TRY RANCHES, as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Pages 98, 99, 100, 101 &
102 of the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to It on Ken-
neth R. Childs, C/o 3128 NW 441
South, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
and file the original with the Clerk of
the above styled Court within thirty
(30) days from the date of the first
publication, otherwise a judgment
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
said Court on this 23rd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Heather Thomas
DEPUTY CLERK
350177 ON 3/31;4/7/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-15
In Re: Estate of
KENNETH HORN BASS,
a/k/a KENNETH H. BASS,
Deceased
NOTICETOCREDITDRS
The administration of the estate of
KENNETH HORN BASS, a/k/a KEN-
NEiT H. BASS, deceased, date of
death January 18, 2010, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Seet, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972. The personal representa-
tive's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is re-
uired to be served must file their
claims 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 DAE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All 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 publication of this notice
is March 31, 2010.
Edward H. Bobbitt
Co-Personal Representative
208 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Timothy Edward Kelly
7805 S.W. 21st Parkway
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY& CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
By: Tom Conely III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009 CA-399
DIVISION: Civil Division
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff,
VS.
LOCK 7 DEVELOPMENT, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; STEPHEN E. FISHER; SANDRA H. FISHER; DEAN E. LAVALLEE; ANN MARIE LAVALLEE; and
LAFISH, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2010, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judldal Center, 312 NW 3rd Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m., on April 21, 2010,
the following described real and personal property located in Okeechobee County, Florida:
a. Land. (herein, the "Land"):
A parcel of land lying In Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, Florida, being a portion of Lots A and B, according to the Plat enti-
tied Survey of a Part of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 35 East, as recorded In Plat Book 2, Page 76, Public Record of Okeechobee County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows:
Commendng at the Northeast comer of said Lot A, being the point of Intersection of the North line of said Section 4 and the West right of way line of State
Road 15, also known as Parrot Avenue, as shown on State of Forida Department of Transportation Right of Way Map Section 926; thence South 00 degrees
07' 39" West along the East line of said Lot A and said West right of way line a distance of 110.00 feet to appoint on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of
said Lot A and the Point of Beginning of the following described parcel of land; thence continuing along sai East lot line South 00 degrees 0739" West a dis-
tance of 196.87 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the North, having a radius of 90.0 feet and a central angle of 72 degrees 07' 18"; thence
departing said lot line, Westerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 114.30 feet to a point of reverse curvature of a curve concave to the South, having a
radius of 137.89 feet and a central angle of 57 degrees 59' 03"; thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve a distance of 139.55 feet to a point of com-
pound curvature of a curve concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 3191.17 feet and a central angle of 03 degrees 00' 01" thence Southwesterly along
the arc of said curve a distance of 167.10 feet to a point of compound curvature of a carve concave to the East, having a radius of 147.59 feet and a central
angle of 22 degrees 09' 19"; thence Southerly along the are of said curve a distance of 57.07 feet to a point of compound curvature of a curve concave to the
East, having a radius of 355.45 feet and a central angle of 16 degrees 05' 28"; thence Southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 99.83 feet to a point
of reverse curvature of a curve concave to the West, having a radius of 55.91 feet and a central angle of 54 degrees 49' 06"; thence Southerly along the arc of
said curve a distance of 53.49 feet to the point of tangency; thence South 45 degrees 40' 32" West a distance of 21.51 feet to a point of curvature of a curve
concave to the East having a radius of 48.59 feet and a central angle of 66 degrees 59' 23"; thence Southerly along the arc of said curve a distance of 56.81
feet to the point of tangency; thence South 21 degrees 18' 51" East a distance of 27.64 feet to a point on the North right of way line of State Road 78 as de-
scribed In Offidal Record Book 517, Page 1810, Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence South 63 degrees 28' 36" West along said right of way
line a distance of 109.15 feet to a point on the West line of said Lot B; thence departing said right of way line North 00 degrees 07' 39" East along the West
line of said Lot B a distance of 813.78 feet to a point on the South line of the North 110.00 feet of said Lot B; thence departing said West line of said Lot B,
South 89 degrees 48' 24" East along said South line a distance of 433.32 feet to the Point of Beginning.
2. Appurtnance. The benefit of all easements and other rights of any nature whatsoever, if any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of ingress and egress to the Land and all
adjoining property, and any Improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and riparian rights, whether now exist-
ing or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainderor remainders, rents, Issues, incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap-
purtenances").
3. Imnvemnts. All buildings, structures, betterments and other improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated In whole or in part upon the
Land or the Appurtenances, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
4. Tanble Proaert. All of Mortgagor's right, title and interest, If any, In and to all Inventory, goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible personal
property of any nature whatsoever that s now or hereafter (i) attaed or affixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (ii) situated upon or about the
Land or the improvements, or both regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (ili) regardless of where
situated, if used, usable or intended to e used In connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing includes: all heat-
ing, air conditioning, lighting, incinerating and power equipment; all engines, compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, wiring, and switchboards; all
plumbing, lifting, meaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
um cleaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerators, cabinets,
and partitions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all fumiture, furnishings, office equipment and office supplies; and
all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutions of any or all of the foregoing. The items of property encumbered by this paragraph are
jointly and severally called the "Tangible Property" in this Mortgage.
5. IncoI s. All rents, issues, Incomes accounts and profits in any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination,
induding Mortgagor's interest in and to all leases, licenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any portion of the Land, Improvements or Tan-
gible Pperty, whether now existing or hereafter made, including all amendments, modificatons, replacements, subst ns, extensions, renewals or consli-
dations; but reserving to Mortgagor in the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
rents, issues, incomes and profits until Morgagors efau ununder this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
ally called the "Rents" In this Mortgage.
6. Scnda nnn. All of Mortgaor's right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described in this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
ing Intended by this provision to divest M agor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest In any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as security for the performance of an obligation.
7. Pres. All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, or any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage Into cash or other liquidated
dams, or that are otherwise payable for injury to or the taking or requisitioning of any such property, induding all Insurance and condemnation proceeds as
provided in this Mortgage.
8. Conact Rlahts and Accouns. All of Mortgagors right, title and Interest In and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or implied, now exist-
ing or hereafter entered into or arising, in any matter related to the improvement, use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition of any interest in the
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combination, induding any and all deposits, prepaid Items, and payments due and
to become due thereunder; and Induding maintenance contracts, construction contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment leases but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagors obligations under any of the foregoing con-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them in waiting.
9. Name. All right, tie and Interest of Mortgagor in and to all tade names now
or hereafter used In connection with the operation of the Land and Improvements.
10. Other Inanbls. All contract rights, goods, Inventory, commissions, money, documents, Instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort dalms,
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, Investment property, letter of credit rights, letters of credit and general intangibles, as such terms from time to time are de-
fined n the Florida Uniform Commercial Code, in any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or involuntary) of
the Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, including all permits, licenses, insurance policies, rights of action, choses in action, con-
tract rights, corporate or other business records, inventions, designs, patents, patent applications, trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
rights, reistrations, franchises, aims under guaranties, security interests or other security held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
debtors, all rights to indemnification and all other intangible property of every kind and nature.
11. Aurtanances. The benefit of all easements and other rights of any nature whatsoever, if any, appurtenant to the Land or the Improvements, or both,
the benefit of all rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, alleys, passages, drainage rights, sewer rights, rights of Ingress and egress to the Land and all
adjoining property, and any improvements now or hereafter located thereon, water rights and powers, oil, gas, mineral and riparian rights, whether now eist-
ing or hereafter arising, together with the reversion or reversions, remainder or remainders, rents, issues, incomes and profits of any of the foregoing (the "Ap-
purtenances").
12. Imr rement. All buildings, structures, betterments and other improvements of any nature now or hereafter situated In whole or In part upon the
Land or te Appurtenances, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom (the "Improvements").
13. Tanb perty. All of Mortgagor's right title and interest, if any, in and to all Inventory goods, furniture, fixtures, equipment and tangible personal
property of any nature whatsoever that is now or hereafter (i) attached or affixed to the Land or the Improvements, or both, or (i) situated upon or about the
Land or the Improvements, or both, regardless of whether physically affixed thereto or severed or capable of severance therefrom, or (iii) regardless of where
situated, if used, usable or intended to e used in connection with any present or future use or operation of or upon the Land, the foregoing includes: all heat-
ing, air conditioning, lighting, indnerating and power equipment; all engines compressors, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, wiring, and switchboards; all
plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating, and communications apparatus; all boilers, furnaces, oil burners, vacu-
um meaning systems, elevators and escalators; all stoves, ovens, ranges, disposal units, dishwashers, water heaters, exhaust systems, refrigerators, cabinets,
and partitions; all rugs, draperies and carpets; all laundry equipment; all building materials; all furniture furnishings, office equipment and office supplies; and
all additions, accessions, renewals, replacements and substitutions of any or all of the foregoing. The teams of property encumbered by this paragraph are
jointly and severally called the "Tangible Property" in this Mortgage.
14. Incomes. All rents, issues, Incomes, accounts and profits in any manner arising from the Land, Improvements or Tangible Property, or any combination
Induding Mortgagor's interest in and to all leases, licenses, franchises and concessions of or relating to all or any portion of the Land, Improvements or Tan-
gible Property, whether now existing or hereafter made, Induding all amendments, modifications, replacements, substitutions, extensions, renewals or consoli-
dations; but reserving to Mortgagor in the manner provided by this Mortgage and the Assignment of Rents and Leases the right to collect and retain all such
rents, issues, Incomes and profits until Mortgagors default under this Mortgage. The items of property encumbered by this subparagraph are jointly and sever-
ally called the "Rents" in this Mortgage.
15. Secondary Finandng. All of Mortgagors right, power or privilege to further encumber any of the property described in this paragraph 2 for debt, it be-
ing intended by this provision to divest Mortgagor of the power to encumber or to grant a security interest in any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage
as security for the performance of an obligation.
16. ceeds. All proceeds of the conversion, voluntary or involuntary, or any of the property encumbered by this Mortgage into cash or other liquidated
claims, or that are otherwise payable for injury to or the taking or requistioning of any such property, Induding all insurance and condemnation proceeds as
provided in this Mortgage.
17. Contract Rlahts and Accounts. All of Mortgagors right, tite and interest In and to any and all contracts, written or oral, express or implied, now exist-
ing or hereafter entered into or arising, in any matter related to the improvement, use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition of any Interest In the
Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or the Rents, or any combination, induding any and all deposits, prepaid Items, and payments due and
to become due thereunder; and including maintenance contracts, construction contracts, service contracts, advertising contracts, purchase orders and equip-
ment leases; but reserving to Mortgagor the use and benefit of all such contracts, deposits, prepaid items, payments and proceeds unless and until Mortgagor
defaults under this Mortgage. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mortgagee will not be bound by any of Mortgagor's obligations under any of the foregoing con-
tracts unless and until Mortgagee elects to assume them In writing.
18. Name. All right, title and interest of Mortgagor in and to all trade names now or hereafter used In connection with the operation of the Land and Im-
provements.
19. Other Intanibles. All contract rights, goods, inventory, commissions, money, documents, instruments, chattel paper, accounts, commercial tort dalms,
deposit accounts, cash proceeds, investment property, letter of credit rights, letters of credit and general Intangibles, as such terms from time to time are de-
fined in the Florida Uniorm Commercial Code, in any manner related to the use, operation, sale, conversion or other disposition (voluntary or Involuntary) of
the Land, Appurtenances, Improvements, Tangible Property or Rents, Including all permits, licenses, insurance policies, rights of action, choses in action, con-
tract rights, corporate or other business records, inventions, designs, patents, patent applications trademarks, trade names, trade secrets, goodwill, copy-
rights, registrations, franchises, daims under guaranties, security interests or other security held or granted to secure payment of contracts by account
debtors, all rights to indemnification and all other intangible property of every kind and nature.
Any reference to the "Mortgage" shall mean that certain Commercial Mortgage and Security Agreement dated November 15, 2006 and Mortgage Modification
and Extension Agreement dated December 19, 2008 made by the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee, and any reference to the "Mortgagor" shall mean Lock 7 Devel-
opment, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and any reference to the Mortgagee" shall mean Seacoast National Bank.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN-
DENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Dated this 22nd day of March, 2010.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk of Court
By: Linda F. Young, Clerk of Court
349589 ON 3/31;4/7/10


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musical inspired
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unsuccessful
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prefix
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leapers
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with the song "No
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large
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familiarly
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starring Carol
Channing
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critter
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62 Some watch
faces
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exchanges:
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territory on the
Canadian border
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doable"
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8 Aliens, for short
9 Obama or FDR
10 Football feints
11 "Unhappily..."
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Himalayan
13 One dealing in
futures?
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21 Hourglass flow
24 Bickering
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cars
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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. 47-2009-CA-000262
HSBC1IORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
VS.
TIMOTHY S. VINSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TIMOTHY S. VINSON;
AMANDA 1. VINSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMANDA 3. VINSON; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
.THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s)


NOTICE OF SALE
SNotice 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 34 Block 3, DIXIE RANCH
ESTATES, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book
3, Page 33, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the Jury As-
sembly Room of the Okeechobee
County Judidal Center, 312 NW 3rd
Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 257, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 o'clock,
A.M., on April 21, 2010.
DATED this 22nd day of March,
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 ls pendens, must file a
dalm within 60 days after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this
court on the 22nd day of March,
2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Unda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
-Phone: 813-915-8660
Attorneys for Plaintiff
NOTICE
NOTICE REGARDING THE
AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990; In
accordance with the Americans
With Disabilites Act persons
needing a spedal accommoda-
tion to patdcipate In this pro-


ceeding should contact Court
Administration no later than
seven days prior to the proceed-
ing at 50 NW Couny ub
Drive, Port St. Lude Florda
34986, (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
1800 955-8770.
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Okeechobee News


April 7, 2010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2009-CA-650
FIDELITY BANK OF FLORIDA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
V.
ENERGY CAPITAL PROPERTIES, INC., a lorida corporation; ZAYA GIVARGIDZE; LAKE OKEE REALTY GROUP, LLC, a Florida limited liability com-
pany; ENTRY BROTHERS, INC., a dissolved Florida rr DANNY'S CHEVRON; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, and TENANT
#4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR THE PARTIES IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18 2010, In the above-styled cause, I, as
said Clerk of the Court, will offer for sale and sell at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Okeechobee County Courthouse, located
at 312 N.W. 3rd St., Okeechobee, FL 34972, on the 21st day of April, 2010, at 11:00 am, the following:
1. Real Property attached hereto as Exhibit "A; and
EXHIBIT A"
LOTS 1, 2 34, 5 AND 6, BLOCK 7, RENFROE PARK, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 55, public records of Okeechobee
County, lorida
AND ALL THOSE PORTIONS of certain vacated road right-of-ways and the vacated alleyway located in RENFROE PARK, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 55, public records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:
The East '/2 of the South Vz of S.W. 26th Street (f/k/a Seventeenth Street) lying between U.S. Highway 441 (a/k/a S.R. 15 and Parrott Avenue), and S.W. 2nd
Avenue (f/k/a Kissimmee Street); and the East '1 of the North 1/ of S.W. 27th Street (f/k/a Eighteenth Street) lying between U.S. Highway 441 (a/k/a S.R.
15 and Parrott Avenue) and S.W. 2nd Avenue (f/k/a Kisslmme Street); and the East 1/2 of the alley located in Block 7 of said RENFROE PARK, lying between
S.W. 26th Street (f/k/a Seventeeth Street) and S.W. 27th Street (f/k/a Eighteenth Street)
2. Personal Property attached hereto as Exhibit "B"


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any person claiming an interest In the surplus from the sale, If any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.


Dated this 22th day of March, 2010.


349694 ON 3/31 & 4/7/10


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida 34972 on APRIL 23,
2010, at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Flori-
da Statute 713.78 for unpaid towing
and storage charges. Year, make,
model and VIN are as follows.
2000 FORD MUSTANG
VIN# 1FAFP4447YF154262
Terms of sale are cash, and no
checks will be accepted. Seller re-
serves the right of final bid. ALL
SALES ARE FINAL! NO REFUNDS
WILL BE, MADE! Said automobiles
will be sold in "As Is" condition with
no guarantee's.
350795 ON 04/07/10
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2010-CP-14
In Re: Estate of
AGNES S. FOSTER,
a/k/a AGNES FOSTER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Okeechobee County, Florida


By: Unda T. Young, Deputy Clerk


P P P P


The administration of the estate of
AGNES S. FOSTER, a/k/a AGNES
FOSTER, deceased, date of death
November 28, 2009, Is pending In
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 312 N.W. 3rd
Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee, Flor-
da 34972. The personal representa-
ive's and the personal
representative's attorney names are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having dalms or de-
mands against decedents estate on
whom a copy of this notice Is re-
quired to be served must file their
dams 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. .
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having dalms or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their dalms 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 publication of this notice
is March 31, 2010.
Jean E. James
Personal Representative
.518 Kavanaugh Road
Falrless Hills, PA 19030
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863) 763-3825
By: om Conely III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
349790 ON 3/31;4/7/10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIRCUIT CIVIL CASE
NO. 47-2009-CA-000772
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, successor n interest to
Wachovia Mortgage Corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.DEANOK. BAKER; et
DELANO K. BAKER; et al.


Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary final Judgment of
Forced re dated March 18, 2010,
and entered in Case No. 47-2009-
CA-000772 of the Circuit Court for
Charlotte County, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Jur Assembly Room, 2nd
Floor of the Okeechobee County Ju-
didal Center, 312 NW 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 at 11:00 a.m.
on the 21st day of April, 2010, the
following described property as set
forth In said Summary Final Judg-
ment:
Lot 7, Block 3, OKEECHOBEE
HILLS SECTION ONE, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof record-
edin lat Book 3, Page 41, of
the Public Records of Okee-
chobee County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH all the Im-
provements now or hereafter
erected on the property, and
all easements, right appurte-
nances, rents, royaes, min-
eral oil and gas rights and
profits water rights and stock
and all fixtures now or here-
after attached to the property.


Property Address:
13415 NE 7th Terrace
Okeechobee, FL 34972
**ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF US PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE. **
NOTICE REGARDING THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF
1990: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a spedal accommodation to
partidpate in this proceeding should
contact Court Administration no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding at 250 NW County Club
Drive, Port St Lude, Florida 34986,
Telephone (772) 807-4370, within
two (2) working days of your recent
of this NOTICE. IF YOU ARE HEAR-
ING IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL
j800) 95-8771. IF YOU ARE VOICE
IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL
(800) 955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on 3/23/2010.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit and County Court
By: Unda F. Young
Deputy Clerk
350010 ON 3/31;4/7/10


Celebrate Earth Day at


Highlands Hammock Park


Highlands Hammock State
Park will offer free park admis-
sion on Saturday, April 17, in
honor of Earth Day. Travis Wil-
son will host an exotic removal
project for anyone who might
like to get involved from 9 a.m.
to noon. Come join us for Earth
Day and help preserve the park!
Bring work gloves, a shovel,
drinking water and perhaps a
bag lunch. All age groups are
welcome but children under
eighteen must be accompanied
by an adult. Wear old clothes


and closed-toed shoes. Please
call Travis to sign up or get more
information about this activity.
You may leave a message at the
Ranger Station 863-386-6094 or
email Travis at Travis.Wilson@
dep.state.fl.us. There will also
be a concert to benefit park proj-
ects by the popular California
Toe Jam Band that same night
beginning at 7 p.m. Concert ad-
mission is $5 per person and ac-
companied children age 12 and
under will be admitted free of
charge.


Run/Walk event scheduled


CASTLE's Sixth Annual Stomp Out Child Abuse 5KRun/Walk
is coming up. Please join us ....run with us, walk with us, and
please help us spread the word about this wonderful event sched-
uled for Saturday, May 1. Registration for runners starts at 6:30
a.m. and for walkers at 7:30 a.m. For sign up information, contact
crobertson@exchangecastle.org, tel.-465-6011, ext. 236, or go to:
www.exchangecastle.org, or contact any CASTLE office.



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Arnold's hosts

Otter-Fest on

Saturday

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A special fund-raising event will be held
Saturday, April 10, to establish a state-of-the-
art otter habitat at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabili-
tation Center.
The Otter-Fest and barbecue will get
under way at noon and will continue until
dusk with dinners consisting of either pork
or chicken. There will also be live entertain-
ment, hot rods, custom motorcycles for
adults as well as a bounce house and giant
slide for children.
Marc Sandlin, from Style Studios Custom
Motorcycles, will emcee the event.
RSVP donations tickets, which cover two
adults, are still available for $25 at: Taylor
Rental, Marcum & Associates, Lehman's
Auto Body, Barracuda's, Fly-N-Hi Off Road,
Pizza Heaven, Uncle Larry's, Custom Sign
& Graphics, Style Studios, Chip's Auto Glass
and Silver Spurs Trading & Signs.
Also, $25 donations can be made at
www.arnoldswildlife.org.
Tickets will be $40 at the gate.
Kids 12 and under eat free.
Proceeds from the one-day event will help
the Center put in a special habitat for otters.
SThe habitat will include: a 1,600 gallon pool
with river rock finish; natural waterfall, slide
and underwater tunnel; a one-piece con-
crete structure; pool, enclosure and storm
shelter; a light show; and, a wishing well
with dual spillways.
Arnold's is a non-profit edtcational-based
wildlife care facility. Their goal is to rescue,
rehabilitate and release recovered animals.
Last year, 872 animals were brought to the
Center for rehab and 65 percent were re-
turned to the wild.
The benefit will also aid Webster and
Franklin-two otters currently housed at the
Center that have permanent disabilities and
cannot be released.
For information on the benefit, call Frank
at 772-766-6137. Arnold's is located at 4895
N.W. 30th Terrace. To get to the Center, go
10 miles north on U.S. 441 N. to Potter Road,
then go west 2.7 miles.

Christian Music Fest
hosted by Freedom Ranch
Oakfest 2010 will be held on Saturday,
April 24, from 10-5 p.m. at Freedom
Ranch, located at 11655 Hwy. 441S.E. The
featured artist is December Radio and
other groups such as City of David, In The
Walk and The Broken. Oak Fest 2010 is
an all day, family fun Christian event fea-
turing local, regional and national music
artists as well as exhibits great food and
much more. Children under 12 are free.
Advance tickets available 'for $10. Get
your ticket at the gate for $15. For tickets
and information call 772-626-7512 or visit
the web at www.wscf.com/OakFest/oak-
fest2010.html where you can buy your
tickets online.


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Okeechobee's Finest Restaurant & Watering Hole


Appetizers


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Hammerhead's Signature Soup


a re -ggrolls Chicken Monterey
SChicken Wings Tortilla Soup
toeumt Salads Sandwiches Seafood


Steaks and Hammerhead Specialtlei
Fillet of Flounder Oshar
Mahi mahi
Atlantic and Gulf Grouper

'863-357-4745
Located on Taylor Creek
202 NE 7th Ave. & Hwy 70


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Okeechobee News


April 7, 2010


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