Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/01815
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Publication Date: 06-29-2011
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:01815
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Downloads

This item has the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text











Vol. 102 No. 77 Wednesday, June 29, 2011


500 Plus tax


County to hire
new ag center
director
... Page 3

Freedom
Outreach
Ministry
hosts
fishing
tourney F
...Page 19 M

Officials ask
public's help to
find man
missing
since
Friday I
...Page 8


Lake Levels

9.68 feet
Last Year: 14.02 feet

S onored By:

Pogey's Family Restaurant
1759 S. Parrott Ave.
763-7222
Source: South Florida Water
Management District. Depth given
in feet above sea level

IJ Find us on
Facebook
See page 4 for information about
how to contact this newspaper.

newszap.com
FreeSpeech FreeAds


I 1 1 111111 11
8 16510 00024 5


No rain means no fireworks


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
If you're planning on inviting family and
friends to your house for a Fourth of July fire-
works show, you might want to change your
plans.
Because of a countywide burn ban it is ille-
gal to set off fireworks or sparklers in Okeecho-
bee County. To do so is a second-degree mis-
demeanor punishable by a $500 fine or up to
six months in the Okeechobee County Jail-or
both.
"We're going to ask for the citizens' consid-
eration. We'll try to educate people on the re-
strictions, but if we get a subsequent complaint
on the same individual then we'll be forced to


take the appropriate action," said Major Noel
Stephen, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO).
Major Bob Peterson, of the Okeechobee
City Police Department (OCPD), said his offi-
cers will also be looking for violators.
"We would hope that people take into ac-
count all the fires we've had in the area, and
that this is a serious matter. We certainly don't
want anybody putting property or people at
risk," he said.
While several places are currently selling
fireworks around the county, they are also sup-
posed to be telling customers about the ban.
David McCain, the interim Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue chief, said the county can-


not stop them from selling fireworks as long as
they have the proper permit.
"This is one of those areas where it's a lit-
tle tricky," he said. "We can't stop them from
selling fireworks. When they get their permit
from the building department they are sup-
posed to be given a copy of a burn ban and are
supposed to notify people who buy fireworks
about the burn ban. It's their responsibility to
notify the public."
Interim Chief McCain said he's been in
Okeechobee County for 23 years and he could
only remember two other times when fire-
works have been banned locally.
See FIREWORKS - Page 8


Man reportedly tried
to borrow a healthy
child to stand in for
injured one during
DCF inspection
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A man allegedly tried to "bor-
row" a child to stand in for his
girlfriend's injured
son because he
knew he was un-
der investigation
bytheDepartment
of Children and
Families (DCF)
and he "needed a
healthy child."
According g Dionicio A.
to a local detec- Rodriguez
tive's arrest report
the 36-month-old boy, who only
weighs 20 pounds, had several bro-
ken ribs and a broken leg that were
apparently caused by the man.


To illustrate the
child's malnour-
ished state, De-
tective Rosemary
Farless made a
circle with her
thumb and fore-
finger and said: "I
can put my fingers Carla C.
around his calf." e maliio
D i o n i c oCamargo
'Nicho' Aguilar Rodriguez, 32, U.S.
98 N., was arrested Friday, June 24,
on felony charges of aggravated
child abuse/neglect (medical) and
aggravated child abuse (malicious
punishment). He was also arrested
on a misdemeanor charge of driv-
ing while license revoked with
knowledge.
Also arrested was the boy's
mother, Carla Carolina Camargo,
27, U.S. 98 N. She was charged
with one felony count of aggravat-
ed child abuse/neglect (medical).
Rodriguez is being held in
the Okeechobee County Jail on

See ABUSE - Page 18


Boy battered by


mom's boyfriend,


says detective


Miss Firecracker
Taylor Fulford was crowned Miss Firecracker at the pag-
eant sponosred by the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
Volunteers on Saturday. For more on the pageant, see
pages 10 and 11.


__




Okeechobee News June 29, 2011


LW- $19,888 s, S 18,888
STK #5523092 $18 1STK #5357837 $18,888
OUR PROMISE TO YOUI WE GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICE ON EVERY NEW CAR & TRUCK PERIOD.
We price our cars, not our customers. You don't need negotiating skills to make your best buy. Our pricing We guarantee to beat your best deal by $500! Customer must present a local competitor's legitimate advertised price or written
philosophy make car buying fast and easy. You'll shop the way you do at a department store. Every car buyer's order of identical vehicle. Must be in stock in comparably equipped. Offer valid date of publication only Not responsible for
has the lowest price on the windshield, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our customers drive from all over typographical errors or photo placement errors. Plattner Automotive Group is authorized to buy competitor's vehicle at price pre-
Florida because we hav# guaranteed lowest price and commitment to 100% customer satisfaction. sented by customer If unable to do so, competitors offer will not be deemed "legitimate offer"
on WWW.BELLEGLADEGM.COM ... u


1700 East Palm Beach Rd
Belle Glade, FL 33430
561-992-9700


S CHEVY CHEVY TRUCKS I c. I I


All prices plus tax, tag fees, dealer fee.


UIVKI nVVUK
9A To SP M.F
9A To 5P SAT
CLOSED SUN


Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


I







Commissioners to appoint Ag Center director


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hiring a new director for the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center and the payoff of
a debt will be the highlights of tomorrow's
meeting of the Okeechobee County Com-
mission.
Commissioners will be asked to confirm
the appointment ofAlta Mosley as director of
the agri-civic center. If approved, Ms. Mosley
will receive an annual salary of $55,000 plus
the standard management benefit package.
There were 15 applicants for the position.
Those applications were reviewed by a com-
mittee made up of Mark Brandel, Bill Phares
and Frank Cunningham of the agri-civic
center committee and the interim county
administrator, Robbie Chartier. The list was
narrowed to four applicants who were in-
terviewed, Ms. Mosley was the unanimous
decision of the committee. Ms. Mosley has


If you go ...
What: Meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commission
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, June 30
Where: Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
worked with the Southwest Florida- Lee
County Fair and the Lee Civic Center since
1997. Before that time she was a security of-
ficer with Riverside National Bank.
Commissioners will also be asked to ap-
prove pay off of the debt on the agri-civic
center and the judicial center. The $6,640,638
payment would save interest payments of
approximately $300,000 and reduce the
combined county debt from $11.4 million to
$5.9 million. The debt would be paid by us-
ing the $1,500,000 that Waste Management
gave to the county in lieu of providing 100


acres of land that their contract required
plus $3,340,638 from Landfill Trust Fund Re-
stricted Reserves and $1,800,000 from Solid
Waste Contract Management Fund Restrict-
ed Reserves.
In other action, the commission is ex-
pected to:
* issue a proclamation honoring
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Lt. Fire-
fighter/Paramedic Robert Mears upon his
retirement;
* Issue a proclamation honoring Margie
Johnson, insurance clerk with Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue upon her retirement;
* approve a new fee schedule for the
Okeechobee County Health Department;
* approve the required five-year revision
of the county's local mitigation strategy plan
which offers specific capital improvements
for handling emergencies and has already
been approved by state and federal authori-
ties;


Applebee's restaurant to open in Okeechobee


The Business Development Board of
Okeechobee, Chamber of Commerce of
Okeechobee County, and City of Okeecho-
bee are pleased to announce Applebee's
has chosen Okeechobee as the location for
their latest restaurant. The restaurant will
be located adjacent to the Hampton Inn at
1200 S.R. 70 East. "This is an important proj-
ect for community," said Terry Burroughs,
president of the Chamber of Commerce of
Okeechobee County. "Creating more retail
and restaurant amenities improves the qual-
ity of life for residents, contributes to the tax
base for local government, and helps attract
additional high wage employers." James
Kirk, Mayor of the City of Okeechobee said,
"The commitment of a national organiza-
tion like Applebee's is a great endorsement
for the City. We are hoping this gets the at-
tention of others who may have overlooked
Okeechobee in the past."


FARM & RANCH
OWNERS
We can insure your farm property and pasture
liability "'I" rated companies.
Call us for a free quote.
BERGER INSURANCE
SERVICES, INC.
800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
Swww.Bergerlnsurance.com
(863) 763-6411
pr~P,


Keith Kite, managing member of Kite
Properties which owns the Hampton Inn in
Okeechobee said, "Not only is this a great
opportunity for Okeechobee, this is a great
opportunity for Applebee's. We opened
our doors at the Hampton Inn in late 2009,
and found this to be a great community to
do business. So many residents and visitors
have had to travel outside Okeechobee to
dine and shop in the past. We are hoping
this helps turn that trend around."
The restaurant will be just under 5,000
square feet and will employ approximately
100 people. Representatives of the develop-
ment team noted they were pleased with
the warm reception and quick response
they received from City staff and Business
Development Board staff. A ground break-
ing date and targeted opening date will be
announced in the future.
The Business Development Board of


Okeechobee and Chamber of Commerce of
Okeechobee County are committed to diver-
sifying the economy and increasing the num-
ber of high wage job opportunities while
maintaining the distinctive old Florida char-
acter of Okeechobee. Brian Cartland is the
Executive Director, and he can be reached at
863-467-6246, or Brian@OkeechobeeBusi-
ness.com.



remW3


in
L tf


g^ Posture )d(.c .

!Swa, V
ri.Phis Eto Top


A


* consider a change order for the south-
west drainage project increasing the con-
tract amount by $2,859.94 for a total of
$1,471,120.19;
* consider extending Craig A. Smith's
contract on the southwest drainage project
for engineering and on-site construction ob-
servation for two months;
* award a contract for auditing services
for county government for five years;
* appoint members to the value adjust-
ment board; and
* receive a financial update thorough
May 31.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached atpgawda@newszap.com.

Roofing with the name you trust!


ROOFING
%& REPAIRS
Residential (j Commercial



Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939
Don't make a Mistake!
Call Big Lake
863- 763-ROOF (7663)

Floor Samples
up to 50",, Off

lect Postrpeo ic'C/elewce
/l7i/ted OIuan7tities
Itdcl to Il-tock C!Oe.7,.7Ie Seds

.iln Clc.i,,.'1. Flooi S.mL'3 ls.


Only A available

Sin Queen Size


yOnly Available

in Queen Size


I. in King Size


Ashley Furniture Homestore
804 E. North Park Street
Okeechobee
863-763-6293


m
OtlierBeddiu als
on Clcariice, Se
Store ^^^1`rDeal


Red cross seeks disaster volunteers!
The American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Services Volunteers for this Hurricane
Season! There are 4 main areas where volunteers are needed: Shelter Operations, Mass
Care Feeding, Damage Assessment, Administrative Functions.
All necessary training is free of charge, and a background check will be required. If
you would like to give of your time and talents to help your local community residents in
times of disaster, please call your Okeechobee Branch office at 863-763-2488.


"Always on Top of the Job"




Re-Roofing Specialists
* Metal & Shingle Roofs
* Flats & Leaks Repair


State Lic.#CCC1327338

863m357m3838


SPostt Arep lic b -

if i 1flOnylyA available


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News


H Posturepedlicb


-- -- --




4 Okeechobee News


OPINION


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Public Forum/Speak Out


Speak Out has moved online, where
it is quicker and easier to share your
ideas and converse with others. Go to
www.newszap.com, click on the com-
munity name and your local or state
Public Forum. There, you can create
new topics or comment on existing
topics. What follows is a sampling of
some of the discussions currently tak-
ing place. Thanks for participating!

Unemployment
* Last year, the store that I worked at
closed. They said for us to file for unem-
ployment, which I did. I also went looking
for a job. Now they tell me that I have been
selected for a work search review. That was
fine. I have everything in order - You can't do
this on a computer. You have to do it over
the phone. It was an 800 number. The prob-
lem is, you can't get through. I tried for three
days and never could get through. The lines
are busy and say, "Please call back." They
need more employees at the unemployment
office. They have stopped my unemploy-
ment because I could not get through. Does
anyone else have this problem?

Letting a teenager smoke
* I have a question. I know its not right
but is it legal? My friend and I have been hav-
ing an argument for a couple of days and I
am hoping someone here will know. Her
niece came to live with her and smokes. She
is 14. My friend says that since her guardian
lets her smoke in Nevada, then she can't tell
her no here. I say she can get into trouble
for letting her. She says that as long as she
is on her property then the police can't do
anything to her. She says you can give your
own child beer as long as they are on your
property and not leaving and the cops can't
do anything. Who is right? She even showed
me some Florida statutes but all they say is
that she can't buy them for her. I am hoping
that someone who knows law will help out
with this.
* NO she can't smoke, you cannot give
them beer either even if you're out in the
middle of nowhere on your property. It's
called "contributing to the delinquency of a
minor." You can go to jail and be fined. But
here in Okeechobee, you see kids that hang
out in the parking lots smoking and nothing
gets done about it.
* In my opinion, this is neglect. How can
you knowingly let the girl smoke, ruining her
health for the future?


* She is not old enough to buy cigarettes
so someone is breaking the law. Whoever
is buying the cigarettes for her is breaking
the law.
* Again, to me, it is letting the Govern-
ment control you/us. I was raised in the '60s.
My Dad let me smoke when I was 14. There
was never a problem with ANYONE. If I was
14 myself today, I'd smoke. If I was the fa-
ther of a 14 year old, I'd let him smoke! They
should knock off all these restrictions against
the kids and let them live and learn like we
did. We are still here. Think, when kids have
to SNEAK things, that's when the trouble
starts. On the other hand, when I was even
before 13, my dad would send me down to
the store with .45 cents. I would buy him a
pack of smokes. Too many rules!!!!! I don't
smoke today. Had throat cancer, but do I
blame my Dad? Do I blame the government
rules? No, I did what I would have done any-
way! I don't blame the cops for not doing
anything to the kids who smoke. They have
other things to do, like catching criminals.

Pet peeves
* I repeatedly have people speed around
me I guess because I am going THE SPEED
LIMIT, and then within a block turn so that I
have to slow down.
* My pet peeve is the drivers who pass
in the no passing zone on the bridge over
Popash Slough. It is clearly marked as a no
passing zone and it is very dangerous to
pass there as there are vehicles entering the
highway just past the bridge from SW 67th
Drive. These drivers need to slow down and
maybe everyone will live longer.

Toads killing dogs
* To all The Animal Owners here in
Okeechobee. Worried about the frogs?
These frogs breathe thru their backs. It
would be easy to eliminate them with spray
bottles. Containing a mixture of ammonia
and water. Be sure your children don't in-
hale the ammonia. You can leave a bottle
outside to be available.

Burn ban
* We got some good rain over the week-
end. But the drought is not over. It will take a
lot more rain before the area is back to nor-
mal. I don't understand why these stands
are selling fireworks in a county under a
burn ban. The county burn ban currently in
place prohibits fireworks and sparklers. So
you can buy them, but you can't use them.


NKEECHOBEE NEWS
To Reach Us To Place A Classified Ad
Address: 107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D Call 877-353-2424 to place a classified advertise-
Okeechobee, FL 34974 ment from home.
ebte: www.newszap.cF: 877-354-2424
W mwww.newszap.com E-Mail: classads@newszap.com
To Submit News Billing Department
The Okeechobee News welcomes submissions E-Mail: billteam@newszap.com
from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, stories To Start or Stop A Paper
ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (863) S o o A P r
763-3134 to reach our newsroom. Items may be Phone: (800)282-8586
mailed, faxed or e-mailed. E-mail: readerservices@newszap.com
The Okeechobee News is available three times a
E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.com week via home delivery and is on sale at rack and
store locations throughout Okeechobee County. Call
To Place A Display Ad the office to find out if your home is within our pres-
ent home-distribution boundaries.
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-Mail: okeeadsales@newszap.com Call 800-282-8586 to report a missed
newspaper or poor delivery.


Hatchling sea turtles take


enlightened path to survive


'As I See It'
By FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto
Some of the most routine habits we
engage in on a daily basis can occasion-
ally have some serious, unintended conse-
quences for wildlife, and that is especially so
for imperiled species. Beachcombers out for
a relaxing walk with the family dog may not
recognize the signs that their presence has
become a threat to nesting shorebirds and
that they should detour around the area. Ho-
meowners who leave a dirty barbecue grill
in the backyard overnight, or unsecured
trash or foodstuffs where wildlife can access
it, can inadvertently create the catalyst for
nuisance wildlife behaviors-with solutions
that are palatable to no one.
Young sea turtle hatchlings, trying to
make their escape from the dangers of their
sandy birthplace to the relative safety of the
water's edge, may be the poster children for
wildlife that suffer from the unintended side-
effects of human habitation and habit.
Under the best conditions, young sea
turtles still experience high death rates,
and only a very small percentage survive
to adulthood. Even before these hatchlings
make it to the relative safety of deeper water,
predation by gulls and threats lurking in the
nearby surf are heavy.
Furthermore, if these hatchlings don't
head toward the water to begin with, there's
virtually no chance even a small percentage
will survive to return to the same beaches
where their ancestors were born, to lay the
eggs that are the foundation for generations
to come.
It usually happens after dark on beach-
es throughout Florida on both the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts. Sea turtles begin nesting in
March on the central-east Florida coast, with
peak nesting from May through August.
Nests incubate in the beach sand from 45
to 60 days during peak nesting season, and
hatching season extends through Oct. 31.
As baby sea turtles start to hatch, a de-
pression in the sand forms over the nest. The
young turtles work their way to the surface
and almost immediately head for the bright-
est horizon. Instinct tells these baby turtles
that the sea reflects the greatest amount of
light, and their only chance for survival lies


Additional copies of the newspaper are available for
50 cents Wednesday and Friday and 75 cents for
Sunday at the office. Home delivery subscriptions
are available at $18.00 for three months.
Okeechobee News
USPS 406-160
Published 3 times a week: Sunday, Wednesday and
Friday by Independent Newspapers, Inc.
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D * Okeechobee, FL 34974
Periodicals Postage Paid at Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
Okeechobee News
Circulation Administration
PO Box 7011 - Dover, DE 19903

Staff
Editor: Katrina Elsken
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray
Publisher: Tom Byrd


Our Purpose...
The Okeechobee News is published by Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a
unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a
mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the
community Since no dividends are paid, the company
is able to thrive on profit margins below industry stan-
dards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in
Independent's mission of journalistic service,
commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of
the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community's
deliberation of public issues.

We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public trust
* To help our community become a better place to
live and work, through our dedication to
conscientious journalism.
* To provide the information citizens need to make
their own intelligent decisions about public issues.


in that direction-away from the darker
shadows of the dunes that line the back of
an undeveloped beach. Even when clouds
obscure the stars and moon, the sea sur-
face provides sufficient reflected light to lure
the hatchlings-unless artificial light from
beachfront homes and businesses interferes
with Mother Nature's grand plan.
The bright light at the front door of peo-
ple's homes acts as an after-dark guidepost,
welcoming them to a place of safety. But
for baby sea turtles, bright, artificial lights
splashing from a home or business toward
the beach send them a false message-that
the safety of the water lies in the direction
of the building. It's usually a deadly piece of
misinformation for baby turtles.
Adult female turtles also can suffer from
light-disorientation when they come ashore
at night to lay their eggs. Bright, artificial
lights can cause adult turtles to head in the
direction of a busy highway or toward other
land-based dangers.
Fortunately, there's an easy and inexpen-
sive fix to protect sea turtles from the dis-
orienting effects of beach lighting: Simply
shield your lights from shining toward the
beach. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) recommends
lights be shielded starting on March 1 in Bre-
vard and Broward counties, and May 1 in all
other counties, through Oct. 31 everywhere.
If there is a need to light development land-
ward of the sea turtle nesting beach, special
lighting systems are available. They are de-
signed to eliminate the turtle's confusion as
to which way the water really is.
There's still another common habit that
can have very serious consequences for
baby turtles. During sea turtle nesting sea-
son, furniture should be removed from the
beach at night because it acts as a barrier to
the hatchlings. The delay exposes them to
a greater risk of predation. Sometimes fur-
niture proves an impenetrable barrier that
hatchlings can't negotiate.
Some of the simple things we do and take
for granted on a daily basis can have serious
consequences for wildlife. No matter where
you live in Florida, be it on a rural dirt road
or on the beachfront where sea turtles and
shorebirds nest-take a little time to find out
about the wildlife in your area.


* To report the news with honesty, accuracy,
purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity,
fearlessness and compassion.
* To use our opinion pages to facilitate community
debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions.
* To disclose our own conflicts of interest or
potential conflicts to our readers.
* To correct our errors and to give each correction
the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write about.
* To treatpeoplewithcourtesy, respectand compassion.
MEMBER
OF: i ,








2011 Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night


special to tne UKeecnoDee News
Recipients of the Hamrick Memorial scholarship included Carliegh Alderman,
Victoria Bostic, Amanda Lamberti, Macin Raulerson, Dalton Snow and William
Ellis. Scholarship awards were presented by Regina Hamrick in the amount of
$1,000 each. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's
2011 Scholarship Night on May 26.


Special to the Okeechobee News
Recipients of the Eli's Western Wear, Inc. Scholarship were Ana Maria Hernan-
dez, Alexus Lepere, Meaghan Thomas and Johanna Trimble. Scholarship awards
were presented by Linda Durrance and Samantha Durrance in the amount of
$xx. Scholarship awards were presented at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


aec to e Okeechobee News


Recipients of the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society scholarship included Me-
gan Moore and Ruben Romero. Schol-
arship awards were presented by Betty
Williamson in the amount of $500 each.
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


special to tne UKeecnoDee News
Recipients of the Florida Department of
Children & Families scholarship includ-
ed Dillon Alvarado, Deforest Shanks and
(not pictured) Christina Jones. Scholar-
ship awards were presented by Wendy
Padgett in the amount of $25,000 each.
Scholarship awards were presented at
Okeechobee High School's 2011 Schol-
arship Night on May 26.


Special ews
The recipient of the Frank W. William-
son Memorial Scholarship was Joseph
Barletto, Jr. The award was presented
by Kim Williamson in the amount of
$1,000. Scholarship awards were pre-
sented at Okeechobee High School's
2011 Scholarship Night on May 26.


Special to the Okeechobee News
Recipients of the Glades Electric Edu-
cation Foundation, Inc. scholarship
included James Fralix, Adriana Mitch-
ell and Jodi Raulerson. Scholarship
awards were presented by Barney
Goodman in the amount of Fralix $750,
Mitchell $4,000 and Raulerson $2,000.
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.


The recipient of the Freedom Schol- The recipient of the O.L. Raulerson, Jr.
arship was Shenorro Edwards. The Memorial Scholarship was Brant Hard-
award was presented by Bill Black en. The award was presented by Noel
in the amount of $5,000. Scholarship F. Stephan in the amount of $3,000.
awards were presented at Okeecho- Scholarship awards were presented
bee High School's 2011 Scholarship at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Night on May 26. Scholarship Night on May 26.


Special to Me eechobee News
Recipients of the Wemmer Family Or-
thodontics scholarship included Tay-
lor Douglas and Amy Rivero. Scholar-
ship awards were presented by Dori
Fowler in the amount of $500 for each.
Scholarship awards were presented
at Okeechobee High School's 2011
Scholarship Night on May 26.

Okeechobee Forecast
Today: Showers and thunderstorms
likely after 8 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high
near 85. Calm wind becoming east around 5
mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Tonight: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with
a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5
mph becoming southwest. Chance of pre-
cipitation is 30 percent.

Extended Forecast
Thursday: Scattered showers and thun-
derstorms after 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a
high near 91. West southwest wind around 5
mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
Thursday night: Isolated showers and
thunderstorms before 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy,
with a low around 71. West northwest wind
around 5 mph becoming east. Chance of
precipitation is 20 percent.
Friday: Scattered showers and thunder-
storms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40
percent.


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News




Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


Community Events


Group supports veterans
An independent, no cost, no obligation,
group staffed by veterans is being formed to
help other veterans. Team support for Amer-
ican veterans from all wars will be provided
in a caring Christian environment. The first
meeting is Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m.
at The Gathering Church, 1735 S.W 24th
Ave. For information, call Pastor David Cle-
menson at 352-552-5367.

Children's clothes closet
The children's clothes closet at Grace
Brethren Church, 701 S. Parrott Ave. is open
Wednesday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. until
noon. There is no cost to those in need. Call
Ada at 863-697-8539 for information or to
donate gently used clothes.

Hospice to host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee's yard sales
in June will be Wednesday, June 29, and
Thursday, June 30, from 8 a.m. until noon.
The yard sale is located at the corner of S.E.
Fourtth Street and S.E. Third Ave. For infor-
mation call 863-467-2321 or see our web
page www.hospiceofokeechobee.org and
click on Events tab.

Food stamp help available
Treasure Coast Food Bank will be at Wel-
come House Drop-in Center, 1925 U.S. 441
S.E., on Wednesday, June 29, from 1 until
3 p.m., to help with food stamp applications
and recertification. This service is open to
the public and no appointment is necessary.
For information please call 863-467-1026.

Chamber offers class
to get weapons permit
The Chamber of Commerce of Okeecho-
bee is hosting a concealed weapons permit
class on Thursday, June 30, at the Hamp-
ton Inn from 7 to 9 p.m. Range training will
be conducted on the following Saturday
morning. The cost of the class is $30, and
a concealed weapon permit package will
be provided to each participant. You do not
need to own a gun to attend class. Register
by contacting Brian Cartland with the Cham-
ber at: Brian@OkeechobeeBusiness.com or
863-467-6246.

Considering Adoption?
Anyone interested in learning more about
adoption is encouraged to join the Children's
Home Society of Florida, Treasure Coast Di-
vision at our monthly Adoption Orientation
session. The next meeting is scheduled to
take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30,
at the Early Learning Coalition of St. Lucie
County office, located at 804 S. Sixth Street
in Fort Pierce. This informative, casual and
free open-house-style orientation will pro-
vide an overview of foster care adoption and
answer all questions related to adoption and
CHS' adoption process. Please help us raise
adoption awareness in our community as
we try to find additional permanent "Forever
Families" for local children in foster care.
To RSVP or for information, contact Chil-
dren's Home Society's Adoption Informa-
tion Line at 772-429-2001.


Legion Post to
host Dollar Day
American Legion Riders Post 64 to host
Dollar Day on Thursday, we have a variety of
food from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (3) wings, beans,
chili, hamburgers, hot dogs large variety
of sandwiches grilled cheese, ham salad,
chicken salad, tuna salad, fried bologna,
BBQ bologna everything is $1. We will also
have Cowboy Jody Karaoke from 4-7 p.m.,
come join the fun Everyone Welcome. Hap-
py Hour from 4-7 p.m.

Annual BBQ contest
is slated for July 1 & 2
The second annual O.L. Raulerson Jr.
4th of July Barbecue Contest will be held
July 1 and 2 at the Okee-Tantie Marina
on S.R. 78 W Judging will start at 7 p.m.
on Friday and at noon on Saturday. Awards
will given to Grand and Reserve Overall, as
well as the top three finishers. The contest
is open for backyard grillers only. Water and
electricity will be provided.
For information contact: Laurie Rauler-
son Stephen at 863-634-3462; Keith Stripling
at 863-634-9108; and, Bobby Schoonmaker
at 863-634-3910.

Legion Post 64 to host
dinner night, Friday
American Legion Post 64 will host din-
ner night, Friday, July 1, from 6-8 p.m. This
week we offer Fish dinner, shrimp dinner,
clam strips or a combo platter, for land lov-
ers we offer the country fried steak sand-
wich, all dinners include coleslaw, French
fries and hushpuppies. Everyone Welcome,
Happy Hour 4-7 p.m.

July Teen Dance planned
Come and join us at the Teen Dance Party
planned for Saturday, July 2, from 7-10 p.m.
The party is for teens and 'tweens from 12-
15. The cost is just $7 each and includes, piz-
za, chips, soda and entertainment including
a live DJ with plenty of hip hop dance mu-
sic, hula hoop and Limbo! Proceeds from
the dance will benefit CASTLE - Child abuse
services, training and life enrichment of the
Treasure Coast. For information, please call
Teresa Chandler at 863-801-4996.








-an-9
Online Guestbook
All Obituaries now include Online Guestbooks
where family and friends can share reflections,
remembrances and condolences.
Visifr

F"i f Obiury Notices, lick on your community,
en dick on "Obituries'.
Ku-nM I


Legion Post will host
NFL/NASCAR Sunday
American Legion Post 64 host NFL/NA-
SCAR Sunday, this week NASCAR will be
on Saturday evening. Bring a covered dish
and join the fun. Ladies Day all day buy one
get one free. We have Happy Hour from 4-7
p.m.

Eagles host Family Fun Day
Come join the North Eagles on Sunday,
July 3, for a family fun day. We will have
hamburgers for $2 donation and hotdogs
for $1.50 donation, There will be horse shoe
games, a dunk yank, and lots of fun for ev-
eryone.

Legion Post plans
July 4 celebration
American Legion Post 64 to host a
4th of July Party from 1-4 p.m. Monday we
will have food starting at 1 p.m., until it runs
out. Cowboy Jody Karaoke from 1-4 p.m.
Come join the fun. We will pick the winner
of our grill at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

BHR VFW plans July 4 fun
Come join us at Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post 9528 for a day of fun! July 4 celebra-
tion and 'Liar's Club.' Dinners will be avail-
able with Cornish hens, stuffing, cranberry
sauce, and green peas for a $7 donation.
"Liar of the Year" will be crowned at the an-
nual 'Liar's Club.' Join the club and you eat
FREE Ladies Auxiliary will also hold a Cake
Walk, Jail and Bail and Fireworks are set for
sundown.
We will have a membership drive
throughout the event. For more information,
please call Jonnie Patent at 863-467-0600

Conkerr Cancer
pillowcase 'sit & sew'
A Conkerr Cancer "sit and sew" event will
be held on Tuesday, July 5, from 10:30 a.m.,
until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 N. Parrott Avenue. Bring
your sewing machine and fabric and sew
with other ladies in our community who
want to help make a difference to a child
with cancer or other life changing illnesses.


Obituaries
Obituaries should be submitted to
the Okeechobee News by e-mailing
obits@newszap.com. Customers may also
request photos and links to online guest
books. A link to the obituaries is available at
www.newszap. com.

Fuchsia 'Toots' Mays, 87
OKEECHOBEE -Fuchsia Mays, 87, of Okee-
chobee, passed away June 22, 2011, at the
Hamrick Home.
She was born Aug. 24, 1923, and came to
Okeechobee from Wheelersburg, Ohio. She
was a homemaker of the Methodist faith. She
enjoyed square dancing and round dancing and
she loved to travel.
Mrs. Mays was preceded in death by her hus-
band of 55 years, Douglas L. Mays; grandson,
David Scott Morgan; sisters and brothers.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Wilburn
of Ft. Pirece; granddaughter, Lora Guion (De-
mond); great-grandchildren, Mariah Charleston,
Charles Wilson and Ashleigh Allen all of Okee-
chobee.
Services will be held in Ohio.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okee-
chobee, PO Box 1548, Okeechobee FL 34973.
Friends may sign the -.-i. -l ...... at www.bas-
, I.... I I..,,I .. I - -.I, II
All arrangements are entrusted to the loving
care of Bass (li.. ii ..l...- Funeral Home and
Crematory, 205 NE 2nd ST, ('i, ..i,,i,,I , Fl
34972.
Geraldine Harper, 85
OKEECHOBEE - Geraldine Harper, 85, went
to be with the Lord on June 25, 2011 at Okee-
chobee Health Care Facility.
She is survived by two sisters, Edna Simpson
of Midwest City, Okla,. and Billie Bright of
Woodlands, Texas. Additional survivors include
her son, Roland Harper and wife Linda of Kene-
saw, Ga.; and daughter Donita Evans and hus-
bad dand Fred Evans of ( . ii She is also
survived by six grandsons; and nine great-grand-
children.
Services and internment will be in Miami.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested
that donations be made in the memory of Geral-
dine Harper to the University of Miami Trans-
plant Foundation, 701 SW 27 Ave. Suite 705,
Miami, FL 33135.

S Sign guestbooks at

http://wwwlegacycom


Good news about your business?

Your civic group? Your community?

Tell your own story! 100 words and one photo for only $25!

Publish Your News today!

Just visit www.newszap.com,
click on your community,
and then on the link
Newszap.com for Publish Your News.





June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News


Webb admits to having 'young girl problem'


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"Who needs help?"
"I do."
"Why?"
"'Cause I got a problem."
"What kind of problem?"
"A young girl problem."
"What age girls do you prefer?"
"14."
That question and answer ex-
change in an interview between
a local detective and Billy Wayne
Webb ultimately helped a jury con-
vict Webb on two counts of lewd
and lascivious molestation on a
child under 16.
In this case, the girl was 12 years
old when the crime was committed
last year. Billy V
"He treats this as if he's addicted Webb
to cigarettes," Assistant State Attor-
ney Don Richardson told the six-member
jury in his closing argument at Tuesday's
trial. "This was not a pack of Marlboro's.
This was not a can of Budweiser. This was a
child. This could have been much worse."
According to Mr. Richardson, because
Webb, 38, is already a convicted sexual of-
fender he could possibly receive a maxi-
mum sentence of life on each count.
In 1999, Webb was convicted of lewd
and lascivious assault on a child under 16
years of age in Suwannee County. Depart-
ment of Corrections (DOC) records show
that he spent 14 months in prison on that
conviction.
Mr. Richardson told Circuit Court Judge
Robert Belanger in open court Tuesday,
June 28, that Webb has six prior felony con-
victions.
Webb was arrested in May of 2010 by
Detective Rosemary Farless of the Okeecho-
bee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) after he
grabbed the breasts of a the girl while at a
party in the girl's home.
In her testimony Tuesday, the petit young
girl told the jury how Webb first asked her
to be his girlfriend. Then later, as he sat on
a couch next to her, he reached under the
child's shirt and grabbed her breast. He then
touched her breast on the outside of her
shirt, she told the jury.


i.
Ij


The victim testified that there were 20 to
30 people attending the party in her home
that night, when a man who identified him-
self as Dale Williams first approached her
and started talking to her. Webb was appar-
ently hiding behind the fake name.
"At that point," said Mr. Richardson to the
jury, "there were adults in the home but they
were too drunk to care."
In the videotaped interview with Detec-
tive Farless that was played in open
court, Webb initially denied the al-
legations and said it was the victim
* who came on to him.
"I don't go that way," Webb told
the investigator. "I didn't grab her."
As the detective continued to
press Webb, he continued to deny
jj the charges. But when Detective Far
ayne less finally gave up and had OCSO
Deputy Bryan Holden place hand-
cuffs on Webb, his story started to
change.
"It was her idea-not mine," he said.
At that point, the deputy removed the
cuffs and the interview continued.
And after a few more minutes, Webb's
story changed.
"I know it's wrong. I'm trying to get help,"
he said, with his head bowed. "I know I need
help bad."
As the video played, the gaunt and bald


Webb sat at the defense table with his head
in his hands.
"You might as well tell me the rest of it,"
urged Detective Farless of the suspect in a
much gentler tone.
"I was drunk. I need help," said a now
contrite Webb.
With the jury out of the courtroom on
break, Mr. Richardson told the judge that he
was resting his case and defense attorney
Stanley Glenn, of the public defender's of-
fice, said he would not be mounting a case.
Mr. Glenn then made a motion for acquit-
tal. In his argument, Mr. Glenn argued that
his client was improperly charged because
it was one incident but Webb was charged
with two counts.
"I can't say I'm surprised by your argu-
ment because I had the same thoughts go-
ing through my head," said Judge Belanger.
The judge told Mr. Glenn that his argu-
ment was correct and that there should only
be one charge if it was a continuous act.
"But in this case, there seems to be an
interval between his touching her," Judge
Belanger added.
Judge Belanger denied Mr. Glenn's mo-
tion, but said the attorneys can do further
research and the matter can be addressed at
Webb's sentencing if necessary.
Webb will be sentenced Wednesday,
June 29, at 9:30 a.m. by Judge Belanger.


Henry Creek boat ramp to close for repairs


The Henry Creek Boat Ramp located in
the Rim Canal (L-47) is closed to remove
the shoaling that is preventing use of the
boat ramp. Turbidity screens will be placed
across the Rim Canal, which will prevent
boat traffic during that time.
The Henry Creek boat ramp will be
reopened and turbidity barriers removed
from the Rim Canal by 5 p.m. on Thursday,
June 30.
Navigation locks on the north shore of
Lake Okeechobee and at the mouth of the
Kissimmee River remain closed due to low
water levels in Lake Okeechobee. Access
to the lake remains possible at boat ramps


located inside the Herbert Hoover Dike.
For a guide to recreation sites on Lake
Okeechobee, including boat ramps and
public parks, please visit the District web-
site at www.sfwmd.gov, or check at your
favorite bait and tackle shop or stop by the
SFWMD Okeechobee or Orlando service
centers.
For more information, please call the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center at
863-462-5260 or the SFWMD Orlando Ser-
vice Center at 407-858-6100.
For more information on water shortage con-
ditions, visit www.sfwmd.gov/waterwatch.


Stephen J. Flood, MD,
Orthopedic Suregon, will be closing his
Raulerson Practice at 1924 US Highway
441 North Suite F (Okeechobee Medical
Park), Okeechobee, FL 34972
For continuation of care or information
regarding patient medical records, please call:

(863) 357-8684


SOMETIMES LIFE REMINDS US
THAT EVERY DAY IS A GIFT.
Hope HealthCare Services,
helping individuals and their
families get the most out of
every moment together is at
the heart of the services
we provide.




tlbfope
HealthCare Services
HOPEHCS.ORG
800.835.1673 - 24 hours a day


HOLIDAY


DEAD r
The Okeechobee News

will be closed Monday, Juli 4' .2





Display Ade .. . 3 p Fr id . ...
for Independence Day



K 0 roB iagig i i _


Available 2417


Community Guide: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=65039&pagenum=1
Medical Directory: http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=59786&pagenum=1
Meet Your Merchant :http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=56360&pagenum=1
School Information Guide :http://specialsections.newszap.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=68371&pagenum=1


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News




8 Okeechobee News June 29, 2011


Officials seek help in finding missing man


By Eric Kopp ,.
Okeechobee News
Local authorities are .r
seeking the public's help
in finding a mentally chal-
lenged man who has gone
missing in the Platt's Bluff
area of Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Ralph A.
A release from the Wolfenbarger
Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO) indicates that Ralph
A. Wolfenbarger, 55, went missing Friday,
June 24, from the N.W 151st Terrace home
where he was staying with family. He report-


FIREWORKS
Continued From Page 1
Although there was some rain in parts
of the county over the weekend, it was spo-
radic and far from being enough to alleviate
the ban on fireworks.
"The rain's been pretty minimal. It hasn't
brought the drought index down enough to
release the ban," said the interim chief.
According to Randy Smith, with the South
Florida Water Management District (SFW-
MD), some parts of the county received up
to 3 inches of precipitation over the week-
end. However, there were also parts of the
county that got hardly any rain.
Since Friday, June 24, the average rain-
fall received districtwide was 1.68 inches he

All Stars raising money
to go to championship
Okeechobee Dixie Allstars 10 and Under
Angels Softball Team will host a golf tourna-
ment on Saturday, July 2, at 8:30 a.m. Shot-
gun start will be at 9 a.m. at Blue Heron Golf
and Country Club. Cost is $120 for a team of
four players. They are seeking sponsors for a
donation of $50 a hole. They will have bar-
beque dinner for sale there for $7 per plate.
The All Stars team has three players from
each team of the league that ended their
regular season in May. They participated in
tournaments in Okeechobee the past two
weekends. They beat DeSoto once 14-2. and
Lake Placid twice, 15-13 and 16-14, which
qualified the girls to go the state champion-
ships in Carabelle on July 7, 8 and 9. Since
the tournament is about 500 miles away,
the team is raising funds to help pay for the
travel and hotel expenses.
For more information, call 863-634-2825.
Quit Smoking Now!
Do you want to quit smoking? More
than 70% of tobacco users report that
they do. Come to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Public Library, 206 SW 16th Street,
Okeechobee on Thursday, July 7, at 5:30
p.m. and find out how you can quit for
good. To register or for more information
call 877-819-2357. The classes are spon-
sored by Everglades Area Health Educa-
tion Center www.eahectobacco.com.


edly walked away from the home around 10
a.m. and has not been seen since.
Mr. Wolfenbarger is described as a white
male with shoulder length gray hair. He is
5-foot-4- to 5-foot-6-inches tall and weighs
around 130 pounds. No description was
given of the clothes he may have been wear-
ing.
According to OCSO investigators, Mr.
Wolfenbarger is mentally challenged and is
in need of his medications.
Mr. Wolfenbarger had been living with
family in Glades County but recently moved
to Okeechobee County to stay with some
other family members. He first walked away
from his new residence on Wednesday, June


said. Districtwide, the rainfall deficit is about
12 inches, he added.
On average, 1 1/2 to 2 inches of rain fell in
Okeechobee County over the weekend.
"However, there were some local rain
gauges that showed over 3 inches in some
areas," added Mr. Smith.
Still, that's far from enough rain to help
ease what is being described as the worst
drought in the last 80 years for the area.
And with the tinder box conditions, fire-
fighters with the Department of Forestry
(DOF) are currently keeping watch on three
different fires in the county. DOF District
Manager Jim Rath said those fires-a 200-
acre fire on the Kissimmee Prairie State Park,
about 30 acres off U.S. 98 and another fire
off S.R. 68 between U.S. 441 and the St. Lu-


22, around 8:14 a.m. but returned later that
same evening.
The release states that it's not unusual for
the man to walk about the neighborhood,
but he always returns home.
This case has been assigned to OCSO De-
tective Susan Morrison, who has contacted
the man's family in Glades County to find
if he had somehow returned to that home.
Family members there, however, verified
that they have not seen or heard from Mr.
Wolfenbarger.
If anyone sees Mr. Wolfenbarger, or
knows his whereabouts, they are asked to
contact Detective Morrison at 863-763-3117.


cie county line-are contained but not un-
der control.
"We've been running fires every day,"
said Mr. Rath. "We're finding a lot of heat
in these fires-even if we get some rain on
them."
As for Lake Okeechobee, Mr. Smith said
the big lake is down over 3 feet on average.
And while the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes,
which feeds the Kissimmee River and Lake
Okeechobee, has been receiving some rain-
fall, it hasn't been enough to help the Big
'0'.
"There's a little bit coming in (to Lake
Okeechobee)," he said. "The upper chain of
lakes is getting a little sporadic rain, but we
still have a ways to go before any beneficial
release would be considered."


ANNIVERSARY
JUANITA & JERRY
WALKER

Juanita Walker, of
Okeechobee, will
be married 60 Years. Their
four children have con-
tributed to a get-away-trip
for their parents, who will
go on a one-day trip now,
then to North Carolina in
the fall.
After Jerry graduated
from Okeechobee High Am
School in 1950, he was
drafted into the army..
He and Juanita Douglas,
then 16, decided to mar- i.
ry before he left. So Jerry
asked Juanita's father Jeff
Douglas for her hand in
marriage.
The wedding took
place at Jerry's home on They moved back to Okeechobee in
Acree Ranch. The best man was Morris 1976, where Jerry continued working for
Barnett; the maid of honor, Betty Lou Nix; the state until he retired in 1980.
Laura Mae Evans did the music and flow- Their daughter Lisa, married to David
ers; Walter Replogle of the Brethren church Bockoras, Jr., now lives in Okeechobee.
conducted the service. Keith and his wife Maclyn live in Ocala;
Two years after Jerry was discharged Beverly and Todd Warner, in Port St Lucie;
from the Army, their first child Keith was Dale and Sandy are in Texas.
born. That same year, they moved to Miami, Jerry and Juanita have six grandchil-
so Jerry could work and advance on his dren and two great-grandchildren. They
State job by going to night school. reside in their home on SE 14th court in
Two years later, Lisa was born, then Okeechobee.
Dale, and finally Beverly.


A REAL o


BRAINER!

If you're looking to

save money -- and

who isn't these days?

-- subscribing to the

Okeechobee News

isa real no raineo!

And if you enroll today in
our EZPay
subscription plan, you'll
not only save REAL
money, but you'll
s-t-r-e-t-c-h every cent.
Plus we'll give you a
complimentary
e-Subscription, so you
can read YOUR
newspaper
anywhere via the
Internet.
That's a value
of $72 --
Yours for
FREE
if you act
NOW!
('Value based on annual
subscriptions)


SUBSCRIBE

TODAY!
For ONLY $6.00 a month
EZPay is simplicity personified. It is
the most convenient way to pay for
your subscription. Once it's set up,
it's automatic every month. And with
no bills, no checks and no mail,
EZPay is kind to the environment.
Act now! Limited time offer!
Visit:
https://circulation.newszap.com/
Email:
readerservices@newszap.com
Call: 800-282-8586

kEECHOBEE NEWS
feEECHOBEE NEWS





June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News


Toads can be dangerous to dogs


The recent death of Port St. Lucie dog af-
ter an encounter with a Bufo Marinus toad
has brought attention to the dangers posed
by poisonous toads."
The Giant Bufo Marinis Toad (a.k.a. Ma-
rine Toad or Cane Toad) is the largest of the
frogs and toads found in Florida. The giant
toad is not native to the United States. It was
originally released in the U.S. in sugar cane
fields to help control "white grubs," larvae
of pest Scarabaeidae. B. marinus became
established in southern Florida as result of
accidental release of about 100 specimens
from the stock of a pet dealer at Miami air-
port in 1955, and by subsequent releases by
pet dealers in the 1960s (Krakauer, 1968).
Giant Toads are a highly predacious exotic
species that will eat all types of native frogs
and toads. This species is skilled at locat-
ing all types of food, they have even been
known to eat pet food.
The giant toad breeds year-round in
standing water, streams, canals and ditches.
CAUTION: When this non-native species
is threatened or handled, it secretes a highly
toxic milky substance from its large parotoid
glands at the back of its head, behind the
ears. This secretion can burn your eyes, may
irritate your skin, and can kill cats and dogs
if they ingest the secretion.
Symptoms of Giant Toad poisoning in pets
include drooling, head-shaking, crying, loss
of coordination, and, in more serious cases,
convulsions. The dog's (or cat's) gums often
turn red, an indicator used by veterinarians
to distinguish toad poisoning from epilepsy.




a m
,^ Vi g2 B


I Giant Toad - Bufo marinus I Southern Toad - Bufo terrestrisl


For this reason, pet owners should be famil-
iar with their pet's normal gum color. Treat-
ment: If you suspect toad poisoning, get a
hose and run water in the side of the dog's/
cat's mouth, pointing the animal's head
downward so water isn't swallowed. Rub
the gums and mouth to remove the toxin.
This treatment is usually successful, but call
your veterinarian immediately.
Its call is a low-pitched trill and a chorus
that sounds like an idling diesel engine.
The native Southern Toad (Bufo ter-
restris) is sometimes mistaken for the Giant
Toad. Here are a few ways to tell these toads
apart:
* The Giant Toad has very large paratoid
glands. The Southern Toad has smaller kid-
ney-shaped paratoid glands, which secrete a
substance that may be irritating to mucous
membranes but is not toxic.


* The Southern Toad has two ridges on
its head that end in knobs. The Giant Toad
does not have these.
* The adult Southern Toad ranges in
length from 1.75 to 4.5 inches. The adult Gi-
ant Toad ranges in length from 4 - 6 inches.
Photos and information for this article
are courtesy the USGS/Florida Integrated
Science Center.

Martha's Closet Thrift
Store has daily hours
Martha's Closet Thrift Store, at 105 S.W
2nd Avenue, will be open from Monday
to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse
through a variety of items including cloth-
ing for the whole family, housewares,
shoes, paintings, etc. At Martha's Closet
you will find quality items at yard sale pric-
es. For information, call 863-763-2893.


YOUP QONE-STOP SHOP
,10RCMMN FMfrT


Emory Walker Company
(863) 763-6742
208 S.W. 5th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Okeechobee's
Longest-Established
Lennox Dealer Since 1975


LENDJ *









PCAGOI140L22i;; "~~o I~


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News


CASINO






Fire/Rescue Volunteers hold firecracker pageant % , M-,


The 17th annual Mr. and
Miss Firecracker Pageant
was held Saturday, June 25,
at 6 p.m. in the Okeechobee
High School Lecture Hall.
The annual event is a fund-
raiser for the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Volun-
teers. Money raised will be
used to purchase fire fighting
equipment and fire preven-
tion materials for the chil-


dren of Okeechobee County.
Girls competed in the follow-
ing age categories: Baby Miss
(0-11 months); Toddler Miss
(12-23 months); Tiny Miss
(2-3 years); Little Miss (4-6
years); Petite Miss (7-9 years);
Junior Miss (10-13 years);
and, Miss (14-19 years).
The Baby Master catego-
ry was for boys ages 0-11
months.


Firecracker pageant photos by Bobbi Poole
Little Miss Firecracker winner Mackenzie Ayala, first runner up Livi Campbell,
second runner up Jillian Durfee, and third runner up Ashlynn Collins.


Left to right are Miss Firecracker Taylor Fulford, first runner up Brittany Avant
and second runner up Tiffany Bowers third runner up Ashley Mullin.


JUST CALL ME


rfinebm Mi*aF t ta


Will Your Air Conditioner

Survive the Summer?


Don't risk the chance of a
hot weather breakdown.
Call Okeechobee Air
Conditioning today to
schedule a precision
tune-up and safety check.

It will not only reduce your
energy bills, but it will
prolong the life of your unit.


CA


Turn to the Fxpcrrt. |


Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
C 02341" Sv99South-Ctr
(863) 76


FPL
PARTICIPATING
:CR 312 SW 2nd St Okeechobee * (800) 741-3994 c 1'- i
Carrier Spring Promotion, FP&L Rebate and Federal Tax Credit are based upon unit model, size and efficiency rating.


^--c \ REBATES AVAILABLE

ist \ UP TO $3,755
I6 gUnit Trade-In ......... (up to) $500
ato$ Carrier Spring Promo. (up to) $1250
SI ^ Federal Tax Credit .... (up to) $300
FPL Rebate ......... (up to) $1705


Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


Ea 7r' r


*�J3{][L


MZWL_
ON





June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News


Special to the
Okeechobee News/
Bobbi Poole
Toddler Miss is
Maci Gagliardi,
first runner up was
Charlotte Burks,
second runner up
was Andie Elliot
and third runner up
was Paizlee Miller.
Maci Gagliardi was
the overall high
points winner.


Baby Miss is Patricia Entry and runner
up was Kayden Saunders.


Little Miss Firecracker is Anaya Gomez, first runner up Jaelyn Tiny Miss Firecracker contestants were Adleigh Schwier,
Lineberry, second runner up Jaylah Nolan, and third runner Rylie Bowers, Sumberlie Villars, first runner up Bailey
up Esperanza Gomez. Bowers and winner was Cheyenne Wilson.


Petite Miss Firecracker is Kayleigh
Crum, first runner up Payton Besaw
and second runner up Harley Davis.


Junior Miss Firecracker winner was
Destiny Whalen and first runner up
was Julie Arnold.


I TO






Carrll Us First!

" Tracto Traile Crashe
IS^" -- HgoBs-- ugi^^





www.crashiniuriescom
^^Se Habla spafiol1!^

Phones answered^
24 Hors, 7 da~ys--wek
111111117-
110S P~fnlcarhnjrot Aenue


YOUR ONE STOP SHOP
F OR COOLIG


SEmory Walker Company
(863) 763-6742
96612o11 208 S.W. 5th Avenue
" Okeechobee, FL 34974

Okeechobee's Longest-Established Lennox Dealer
Since 1975 M-


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News




Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


EEIbery WE WANT









06mm YR AR!anad iBg
p






$1 er month leas for 39 moth wit $20 d ue s'- - bl~ lcrncStblt o to
fer as u a r e r i f s/ 1






II1( I I II I
PremEne Vehcle Strtn atI *I995



B Sju j , S LW .Fb B F B I
. e






Per Mo. eJ~E~re
-sc^ ^ Gn T^ BI^^ER raB^B^^^fc~nri
p.^^^ z7^^7j^^|^^^^B||^ p.






p -- SItoIz23 *^ ^II

- Mo7 -Rl - - - B ^16 r ,:0 P Mi
S S 8 0 S . 9:0e A5: R *. M.* eD l O e
rP . p( r 4.

B , p = P - _

'I
i1 ;9 9 4 5* 1* * 1*5 69995
$ $1599 $1-e * : s *~~** 6 .9


:11 We'Inv- A 3i ID

355 Hiha 4414 e Sot* kecoe
SALS Mn.Fi 80AM700M Sa 90 AM5:0 PM* ERVCE PATS on.ri730AM 30P * at 00(87700PMGoBOYGSOPM berti7:3 orM5(86P3) losd S3d3s154i





June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News


Churches host special events


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Grace Brethren
Church, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. will have a free fam-
ily movie night, Friday,
July 1, at 7 p.m. The Dis-
ney movie, "The Other
Side of Heaven," is an
epic adventure filled with
breathtaking scenery set
on the island of Tonga.
Starring Anne Hathaway
and Christopher Gorham,
it is a movie for the whole
family. There is no cost
and the public is invited. P l
Believers Fellow-
ship Church, 300 S.W. P a
Sixth Ave., will have a
Gospel Sing, Friday, July A
8 at 7 p.m. Everyone is
welcome, singers, musi- W
cians or toe tappers. If
you love to sing or play Share your
Christian music or just sit are your
back and praise God by for this co
clapping your hands and pgawdai
tapping your foot, this is
the place to be. Refreshments and fellow-
ship will follow.
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W
32nd St., is accepting Upward Soccer reg-
istration for children going into K-4 through
8th grade. The cost is $65 per child and the
deadline to register is Aug. 9. The first prac-
tice is the week of Sept. 6. Register for either
activity at the church office or by going to
www.oakviewbaptist.com under FORMS.
For more information on either activity call
863 763 1699.
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Cath-
olic Church, 1027 Chobee Loop, Buck-
head Ridge, now has Friday evening services
and fellowship. Adoration services are at 4
p.m. with Mass 4:30 p.m. A potluck dinner


ces of


rship

news and photos
lumn by email to
@newszap.com

alcohol or other out of


will follow in the
church fellowship
hall. Everyone is
welcome to come
and share fellow-
ship.
Fountain of
Life Church, 1320
S.W 32nd St., has
a series of com-
munity outreach
ministries. Every
Thursday at 6:30
p.m. a grief share
support group for
adults and teens
grieving the death
of a loved one will
be meeting. For
more information
contact Elizabeth
or Hannah at 863-
697-6047. On Fri-
days the church
presents "Walking
the 12 Steps with
Jesus Christ," a
Bible-based study
for recovery from
addiction to drugs,
control habits. For


more information ladies should contact
Peggy at 863-763-1728, men should contact
Jerry at 863-484-0865.
A community yard sale will be held inside
and outside on Saturday, July 2, from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Ladies Ministry, Okeecho-
bee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Av-
enue. Have you wanted to have a yard sale?
Not enough room, space or bad location?
Spaces are $10. They will also have a con-
cession window. To reserve space, call Nor-
ma Sue at 863-634-2930.
The Okeechobee News welcomes news from
area churches for this column. E-mail okeenews@
newszap.com@ or call Pete Gawda at 863-763-
3134, extension 4225.


Okeechobee
(in the Publix Shopping Center)
863-357-9641
ONLYvalid Pueblo Viejo VI


DEWORM YOUR CATTLE THE EAsy WAY
I WF Ov NEW SAFE-GUARD ^ I


Cattle Cubes
Safe-guard� Molasses Blocks
Safe-guard* Molasses

Stop In For Detalls a


,Eji(0L EDi


Walpole Feed
& Supply Co.
S Hwv. 98 N. Okeechobee


763-6905


SSpeciaizing in
BewastAugmettatmi
T Tummy Tuck

Call us to schedule your consultation in Jupiter!
www.allureplasticsurgery.com (561) 747-1232




Publish Your News

Do-it-yourself publishing at Newszap.com


-/ .





Celebrations Special
Wedding, engagement, birth, ARlno cemientS
graduation, birthday Publish your community news
and anniversary item or press release.
announcements
Get 100 words and one photo
in print and online! for only $25


Visit www.newszap.com, click on
your community, and then on the link
for Publish Your News


~--~pi. --�-- ---� L �jei 1


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News


t L,





Okeechobee News June 29, 2011


RAULERSON

PRIMARY CARE

Jose Villarreal, D.O.
Dr. Villarreal attended school at Texas
College Osteopathic
Medicine. Interned at
Osteopathic Medical
Center of Texas, Board
certified by the
American Osteopathic
board of Family
Physicians. Family
Medicine doctor that provides quality
medical care.
New Primary Care
Physician
Accepting New Patients
& Walk-ins

Evening Hours Available
Per Request

202 NE 2nd Ave
Okeechobee, Fl 34974
863-467-2159
www.hcaraulersonprimarycare.com


Comprehensive Eye and
Contact Lens Exams
Advanced Cataract
Microsurgery
Diabetic Eye Exams
Glaucoma Evaluation & Treatment
State of the Art Complete
Optical Laboratory
Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses
*1 Optical Gallery
( EYE CARE
SURGERY g M
Silviano Matamoros, M.D. Richard L. Soldinger, O.D.
Board Certified Eye David J. Underill, O.D.
Physician & Surgeon Board Certified Optometrists

Medicare/Medicaid and Most Vision Plans Accepted
520 S. Parrott Ave. * Okeechobee
Website: www.opticalgalleryeyecare.com


DAVID A. SIGALOW, M.D.
Board Certified In Urology
Specializing in:
Adult & Pediatric
Urology
Bladder & Kidney Infections
Impotence/Implants
No Scalpel Vasectomy
215 N.E. 19th Dr.
Okeechobee
(863) 763-0217




Advertising in

the

Okeechobee

News

is a bright

idea!


Call

763-3134

today!


_;


We Love to Care!
Family Owned & Operated, OHCF has been
Providing Care to Elderly Citizens of Okeechobee
and Surrounding Counties Since December 1984
* Long-Term Nursing Care Available
7 Days a Week/24 Hours a Day
* Secure Dementia/Alzheimer's
Memory Care Wing
* Dietician-Planned Meals
* Rehab, Physical, Occupational,
Speech and Out-Patient Therapies
Stimulating & Fun Daily Activities










S. Scott Tapper, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Board Certified General Vascular Surgeon
Specializing in the Removal of
Varicose Veins
6 * Minimally Invasive In
Office Procedure
+ Performed more than
1500 EndoVenous Laser
Ablation procedures
+ Insurance Accepted
Why look like When you can
Shi havp fhi i


Discover New
Frontiers
in Cancer Care
TECHNOLOGY THAT IS:
* MORE EFFECTIVE
* MUCH SAFER
* A LOT FASTER

OUR PHILOSOPHY OF ONE TO ONE
CARE:
* WE LISTEN
* WE UNDERSTAND
* WE ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE

Do you need to talk? Call

863.467.9500


Big Lake OetO



RAMESH KUMAR MD, WILLIAM CROOK MD
AND JULIE SANTELLI MD
BOARD CERTIFIED RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS


Th 201 - 201 Meia Inomto Gud is avaiabl
onin at htp:/peiasctosnesza.com
Us this ineatv sit to brws through arice an adetseet on
ou updte -g su - .0 it


Call 763-134 today
A, i�[7-T? - ff^^^

-. I - SuT7 *r
-^~r1 Ac~y^ g a -rv^


Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011




June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News 15


Yasmin Akhtar, MD
Diplomate American Board of Family Nedicine
* Comprehensive Medical & Preventive Care
* Routine Annual Physicals
* Well Woman Exam
* Geriatric Care
* Management of:
Hypertension Accepting New
- Diabetes Mellitus
-Menopause Patientst
Arthritis ost Insurance Accepted
22 NE 19 Driv * Oediee For appoeini s d (863) 357-6030


S Glades Nealth Care Center
Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility

* Specialized Wound � Resident & Family
Care Council Groups
* Full Time Medical * Specialized HIV Care
Director * Physical, Occupational
* Dialysis Support & Speech Therapy
* Alzheimer's Support * 24 hour Registered
Groups Nurse Staffing
* Intravenous Therapy * Therapeutic Activities
* Jody Carter, Assistant, C.E.O *
230 South Barfield Hwy * Pahokee
561-924-5561 *www.floridacare.net
Other facilities in Gainesville & Bradenton


- S S * Satrdy

SJames E.
Bradfield,
MD FACOG
Gynecology
SBoard Certified


* Loss of Libido
* Endometnoosis
e Urine Control
l r Infertlity k.
SMenstruid
Abnormalities
e Sterilization
L laser Surgery

Invasive Surgery

Imail: drbradfield@earthlink.net

863-763-8000
1713 Hwy 441 N, Suite F,
Okeechobee
v y


Th 2010 - 001 Meia Inomto Guide isa
*nin ggt htg://peialectonnesz


DERA6OO6


IOHS
IlCROGRAPHIC
SURGERY


* Mohs micrographic surgery is a specialized, highly
technique forthe removal of skin cancer
* Mohs surgeyiscoeed as the skin cancerretmen
highest cure rate for basal cell and squamous cell card
* The Mohs technique preserves more healthy tissue
other surgical method forth removal of skin cancel


TREASURE COAST
DERMATOLOGY
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer

effective Okeechobee
863-467-9555
twiththe
romas
Vero Beach
thanany 772-778-7782


Jonathan Sanders, 1. D., _J.D.
* Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
* Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery
* Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
* Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery


Swww.TCDermatology.com




Another Weight loss lueeess ltory













June 2010 TODAY
,a __' Pi nisay i Call today for a FREE CONSULTATION 863-357-9967
SI tersn 414 S. ParrottAve. Okeechobee,FL
'lost 155
143 inches. Her

23.6 Her blood






a414 S. Parrot Ave. Okeechobee, FL



�.Co MedcalDiretor

segment o


115 NE
3rd St.
Suite A
863-824-6736
2loEks BOARD CERISFsED r
S2 Blocks North of CVS Drugstore




Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


Submit Yur Free Online Classified Ad Today at WWW.NEWSZAP.COM - Click an Classifieds Absolutely FREE!
Pot your ads in our papers for as liflle as ~8 eadc
Post your ads in any of these newspapers for as little as $8 each: www.newszap.com

Okeechobee News * Caloosa Belle * Clewiston News * Glades County Democrat * Immokolee Bulletin * The Sun dick on dassifieds


Important Information:
Please read your ad careful-
ly the first day it appears.
In case of an inadvertent
error, please notify us prior
to the deadline listed. We
will not be responsible for
more than 1 incorrect inser-
tion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered
valueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes respon-
sibility for all statements,
names and content of an
ad, and assumes responsi-
bility for any claims against
Independent Newsmedia
Inc. USA. All advertising is
subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all copy,
and to insert above the
copy the word "advertise-
ment". All ads accepted are
subject to credit approval.
All ads must conform to
Independent Newsmedia
Inc. USA style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
fied categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *.
For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com


Leesburg Class Ring -
Blue stone 1941. Reward
$100. (863)763-3608.

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classi-
fieds and make your
clean up a breeze!

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


I� P


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com






Physical Therapist
Part Time

Belle Mead of Palm
Beach County is a de-
veloping residential neu-
rorehabilitation program
hat is offering a con-
ract position for physi-
cal therapy services.
The Physical Therapist
(PT) will assess clients
'physical and functional
needs; develop and im-
plement care plans
monitor and evaluate
outcomes related to the
assessment; provide pa-
tient and staff education
and follow policies and
procedures to ensure
compliance with regula-
ory agencies. The PT
independently manages
his/her own patient
caseload; provides ser-
vices as part of an inter-
disciplinary team, and
plans, implements and
evaluates patient pro-
grams. The Physical
Therapist adheres to
principles of evidence-
based practice in daily
decision-making and
abides by the State
Practice Act and the
APTA Code of Ethics.
Follows policies and
procedures of Belle
Mead and participates in
he Quality Improve-
ment process. Please
contact Phil Sabel, Di-
rector of Clinical Servic-
es (813-943-3440)o
Lois Paliuca, Administra-
or (561-234-7161) to
discuss contract specif-
ics and reimbursement.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an
ad in the classified.


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com





NOTICE

Independent Newspapers
will never accept any ad-
vertisement that is illegal
or considered fraudulent.
In all cases of ques-
tionable value, such as
promises of guaranteed
income from work-at-
home programs - if it
sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it
is. If you have questions
or doubts about any ad
on these pages, we ad-
vise that before respond-
ing or sending money
ahead of time, you check
with the Better Business
Bureau at 772-878-2010
for previous complaints.

Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if
you call a number out of
your area, use caution.

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
to look for a helper in
the classified.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

How do you find a job
in today's competi-
tive market? In the
employment section
of the classified


'p p I


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



ENTERTAINMENT &
lighted display set,
holds a 32" TV, 32"
glass display, 32" book
display, Walnut, 61/2,
beautiful, $300. DIN-
ING ROOM SET - 5
pieces, 36", indoor or
outdoor, glass top, ele-
gant, no rust metal,
$100. 863-763-2006 or
772-370-9085

Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



Browning Shotgun -
Browning Belgium
made 16 Gauge. Very
nice condition with
case. NOT a sweet 16.
$ 6 5 0 . 0 .
(863)824-0835 or
(863)634-5023



Blue Heeler Puppy -
Male, Shots, wormed .
Ready to go.
(863)763-3631 or
(863)763-2049






How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell
it in the classified.
Morkie Pups - (mal-
tese/yorkie) m/f 8wks,
shots. $350. Male 15
wks, shots $300. Hap-
py, healthy, playful. Too
cute for words. Cash
only. looskin(baol..
(863)610-2725.

Shop here first!
The classified ads


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




Available July 1, 2011
Clean Rental Unit in
Kings Bay. $575. mo.
1st/last/and security
deposit down to move in.
2 bed/1 bath. No Pets,
boats or smoking.
Pool Privileges. Current
employment reference
and salary confirmation
Past tenant reference.
Call Roy MacDonald
772-283-2438

FURNISHED APT ON
WATER - Including all
utilities, some restric-
tions, apply by appt.
only. (863)357-2044
leave name and number
if no answer.

KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs.
2 br/lba, Tiled floors.
Inclds Water. $675/mo.
+ dep. Pool & Tennis
Court. 863-697-6428 or
561-358-8128

ON RIM CANAL - 1 BR
Cottage w/screen
porch. Overlooking rim
canal. $150 week,
utilities included.
(772)359-1640

RIVER ACRES, 1 Bdrm.,
1 Bath, fully furnished.
Includes utilities, Dish
TV, WI FI & local phone
service. $650 mo. +
sec. (863) 467-1950




FOR SALE OR LEASE
1574 Sq. Ft. office bldg.
@ 210 NE 3rd Ave.
Call 863-763-0295




KINGS BAY - 2br, Iba,
W/D, very clean, tile
floors $575 + sec.
(863)763-2414


TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
Unfurnished. Power/
water/sewer/pool
included. $900 moves in.
$725/month.
Call 561-262-9316



2bd/2ba - Den and Fl
room on 5 acres. Rent
with option to buy.
Between Indiantown and
Okeechobee.
$1,090.00 monthly
Call 772-260-3068

AFFORDABLE - New
Houses, 3/1/1 = $900,
3/2/2 = $1100, Large
yards. Bring pets.
Washer/Dryer included.
Call 561-723-2226

Basswood - 3br, 2ba,
CBS, $875/mo + $875
sec. No pets Call
(772)528-7004 or
(863)697-6817

Dixie Ranch Estates,
3BR, 2BA CBS, fenced
yard, tile floors, new
bathroom, W/D hookups,
D/W. Small pets allowed
$800/mo + $500 electric
dep. Call 561-596-1344
or 561-596-8310

MODERN BRICK: 3BR,
2.5BA, 1 car garage.
New carpet. On Rim Ca-
nal w/Boat dock. Rent
$875/mo. Optional 1/BR
cottage w/dining room.
Please call
(772)359-1640

"Nice!"Waterfront
House: For rent or sale.
2bd/lba in Buckhead
Ridge, furnished, de-
sirable location. Rent
$800 monthly, Sale
100% financing possible.
Call Sheryl 561-746-0448
or 561-352-5977

Very Nicely Furnished
2/1 located in Kings
Bay. Community
pool,&Tennis Court,gar-
age,washer/dryer, dish-
washer,screen porch
front & rear,tile floors
thru out. Long or short
term lease.
(863)467-4371


Okeechobee
Hammock
3 Bedroom/2 Bath 2009
CBS Custom Home
Asking $850.00
Monthly
Well Maintained
8622 SE 68th Drive
David May
863-610-1980
Big Lake Real Estate

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.
OKEECHOBEE 4br, 2ba,
tile throughout, $800
mo. & up. 1st & sec.
moves you in.
(561)248-3888 or
(863)599-0156

OKEECHOBEE (SE Sec-
tion) 3 br/2 ba, with
carport. Nice neighbor-
hood. $895 mo. plus
Sec. 863-634-1567.

SMALL - 1BR, 11/2BA,
Lg. storage room, new-
ly decorated, kitchen
remodeled, all new ap-
pliances. SW 7th Ave.,
$550 mo. 1st, last &
sec. dep. Call
(863) 357-1197




OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
(863)763-8565

Professional office
space for rent.
Park Street Office Suites
Down Town Okeechobee
Starting@ $250.00
per month
863-634-7622



LIVE-IN CARETAKER:
Female needed to take
care elderly women.
Room, Board, and food
provided with stipend.
Must be at minimum
CPR/First Aid Certified.
Background check re-
quired. References a
must. No smokers.
863-697-3816


Choose from 2/2 or 1/1
Beautifully furnished
rentals located at River
Bluff Fishing Resort on
the Kissimmee River.
With or without utilities.
Call today, You'll think
your on vaca-
tion!(863)467-4317





PRIVATE
PENINSULA
ON TAYLOR CREEK
NICELY
FURNISHED 2/1
ADULTS ONLY
FROM $700 CALL
(863)-697-1280

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.





For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com



2 Houses on 5 acres
with pond asking
$239,900
Call 772-260-3068

CBS 3/2/2, Metal Roof,
Screen Porch, Corner Lot,
Patio,Sprinklers,Freshly
painted in/out, Space
for Motor Home and
Boat. Ideal investment
or starter home,asking
$69,800 Owner
863-763-7998

Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items
in the classified
TREASURE ISLAND
LARGE 4BR, 2BA, CBS
house on the water.
$159,000.
LARGE 3 BR, 2 BA
Dblwide. w/screened
pool, many upgrades, on
the water. $149,000. Will
lease for $1200 mo. +
dep. $2900 move in.
Call (863)634-9119





June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News


Dixie Ranch Acres
1 Acre lots $9,000
$500 down
Owner Financing
Call 863-763-6358

Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"







For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com






DBL WIDE - 3br, 2ba, in
Four Seasons, com-
pletely remodeled, too
much to list, $800/mo,
No Pets (863) 634-8885

Nicely Furnished 2
bdrm/1 1/2 ba water
front mobile home lo-
cated off Taylor Creek,
washer/dryer,tile floors
thru out,carport,Great
location! Long or short
term lease.
(863) 467-4371

When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

OKEE- Unfurnished DW.
3 BR, 2 BA, Sunroom.
New carpets & appl's.
On Canal w/access to
lake. 2 Car Carport.
C/Air & Heat. Lease on-
ly. $800 mo. + sec.
dep. Call 772-794-2438
or 772-538-8183.

TREASURE ISLAND
2br/2ba on the water.
lbr on the water.
3br/2ba (Concrete
Home on the water).
Nice area. Small pets
OK. From $500.
(561)262-1390. Free
Month Rent.





BANK REPOS
Starting at $15,000
Mobile Home Angels
561-721-2230

It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


FOR SALE
3 Bedroom Mobile Home
with 2 lots &
access to river.
44 Boondock Rd. $40,000
Call 863-763-2346 or
863-610-4625

Palm Harbor Homes
Has closed 2 Model
Centers. Save up to 60K
on select models! Call
Today! 800-622-2832

Your new car could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




18' Pontoon Boat with
trailer, 50 hp. Johnson
1992 runs good.
Asking $3,500
Call 863-261-1891

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

1983 Fury PONTOON -
All aluminum including
deck w/150hp Johnson
motor and custom tan-
dem trailer. Includes
generator and lights for
night fishing. Must
see. $9,500.00
(863) 273-9318 or
(863) 655-5852

1993 Harris DECK BOAT
- Set up for fishing.
70hp Johnson w/SS
prop and trolling plate.
Bimini Top. Good con-
dition. Must see.
$ 4 , 9 0 0 . 00
(863) 273-9318

24' Chaparal 1974 Cab-
in. In-Out board, New
motor never used.
Needs outdrive work
(Merc. Cruise) 2002
Loma Aluminum trailer
(used one time)
$4,500.00
(863) 467-1542

PRO CRAFT Bass boat-
20 ft. 200 hp mercury,
tandem trl. Only 16
orig. hrs. Garage kept,
New cond., loaded with
extras. Paid $35K, ask-
ing $15K, Call Mike at
863-675-3424.







For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




2001 Hyundai Accent
$2,000 O.B.O.
Call (863)484-2558


READING A

NEWSPAPER...

makes you a more
informed and
interesting person.
No wonder readers
are more successful!


For more listings,
go to
www.newszap.com




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:
Joshua C. Elder
Last known address:
6841 SE 86th Blvd
)keechobee, FL
Billy R. Starnes
Last known address:
2644 NE 96th Ave
Okeechobee, FL
ennifer A. Wilson
Last known address:
3420 NW 35th Ave
Okeechobee, FL
Wayne P Woodham II
Last known address:
3831 SE 25th St
)keechobee, FL
Danlo Zamora, Sr.
Last known address:
9631 N HWY 441
Okeechobee, FL
You are hereby notified that your
eligibility to vote is in question. You
re required to contact the Super-
isor of Elections, in Okeechobee,
Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this pub-
lished notice to receive the infr-
mation regarding the basis for your
potential ineligibility and the proce-
ure to resolve this matter. Failure
respond may result in a determi-
nation of ineligibility by the Super-
visor, and your name will be
removed from the statewide voter
registration system. If further as
distance is needed, please contact
the Okeechobee County Supervisor
of Elections Office.
Gwen Chandler
Okeechobee County
Supervisor of Elections
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 144
Okeechobee, Florida, 34972
(863) 7634014
390891 ON 6/29/2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010 CA 558
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA A
FEDERALLY CHARTERED
INSTRUMENTALITY,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
ROBERT . SMITH, JR., AND
MARY ELLEN SMITH,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment entered June 23, 2011 in the
above styled cause now pending in
said Court that I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
Okeechobee County Judicial Center,
Jury Assembly Room, 2nd Floor, 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972 at 11:00 a.m. on July 27,
2011, the following described real
property:
Lot 32, of the Plat of Sundance
Trails Ranch as recorded in
Plat Book 7, Page 69, Public
Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED: June 24, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON, CLERK
By: SANDRA L. CREECH
Deputy Clerk
390718 ON 6/29;7/6/2011
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Case #: 2009 CA 000031
Nabonal City Mortgage Company,
a Division of National City Bank
Plaintiff,
-VS.-
Atalo Palacios and Secundina
Palacios, His Wife; etal.
Defendants).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order rescheduling foreclo-
sure sale dated June 1, 2011,
entered in Civil Case No. 2009 CA
000031 of the Circuit Court of the
19th Judicial Circuit in and for Okee-
chobee County, Florida, wherein Na-


tional City Mortgage Company, a
Division of National City Bank, Plan-
tiff and Atalo Palacios and Secundina
Palacios, His Wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY
ROOM, ON THE SECOND FLOOR, OF
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY JUDI
CIAL CENTER, 312 N.W. THIRD
STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 AT
11:00 A.M. on July 6, 2011, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF
LOT 14, BLOCK 6, SOUTHWEST
ADDITION TO OKEECHOBEE, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 7, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
Florida Rules of Judicial Administra-
tion Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons
With Disabilities
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact Corrie Johnson,
ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country
Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie,
FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7
days before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon re-
ceiving this notifcation if the time
before the scheduled appearance is
less than 7 days; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 711.
SPANISH: Si usted es una persona
discapacitada que necesita alguna
adaptaciOn para poder parbcipar de
este procedimiento o event; usted
tiene derecho, sin costo alguno a que
se le prove cierta ayuda. Favor de
comunicarse con Core Johnson, Co-
ordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Coun-
try Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St.
Lucie, Fl. 34986, (772) 807-4370 por
lo menos 7 dias antes de que tenga
que comparecer en corte o inmedl-
atamente despues de haber recibido
dsta notifcaciOn si es que falta me-
nos de 7 dias para su comparecen-
cia. Si tiene una discapacidad
auditiva 6 de habla, ]lame al 711.
KREYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki ko-
kobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey
pou ou ka patisip6 nan prosedu sa-a,
ou gen dwa san ou pa bezwen pdye
anyen pou ou jwen on sen de &I.
Tanpri kontake Corrie Johnson, Co-
ordinator ADA, 250 NW Country Club
Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL
34986, (772) 807-4370 O'mwen 7
jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan
tribunal, ou imediatman ke ou resev-
wa avis sa-a ou si Ie ke ou gen pou-
ou ale nan tribunal-la mwens ke 7
jou; Si ou pa ka tan& ou pale byen,
1.66711.
DATED June 15, 2011
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
SANDRA L. CREECH
DEPUTY CLERK
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF:
SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE, LLP
2424 North Federal Highway
Suite 360
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
(561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707
389881 ON 6/22,29/2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 09000562CA
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff,
v.
DONALD FAIR, ET AL,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated March 3,
2011, entered in Civil Case No.:
09000562CA of the Circuit Court of
the 19th Judicial Circuit in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida, wherein
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK is the
Plaintiff and DONALD FAIR, ET AL is
the Defendants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, in the Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, 312 North West 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972,
at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 13th
dayof July, 2011, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
Tract 2, Block 1, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES, according to the Plat
thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 35, of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF
THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS
MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT MODIFICATION
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management, Bureau of Air Regulation
Draft Permit Modification No. 0930104-018-AC ! PSD-FL-382A
Okeechobee Landfill, Inc.
Okeechobee County, Florida
applicant: The applicant for this project is Okeechobee Landfill, Inc. ThE
applicant's authorized representative and mailing address is: Tim Hawkins
ice President, South Area, Waste Management, Inc. of Florida, 2700 Wile!
oad, Pompano Beach, Florida 33073.
facility Location: The Okeechobee Landfill (OL) is located in OkeechobeE
county at 10800 Northeast 1 28th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
project: This project is to modify certain conditions of air construction per
it No. 0930104-014-AC / PSD-382 originally issued on April 19, 2010 pursu
nt to the rules for the Preventon of Significant Deterioration of Air Qualit,
PSD). The original permitted project involves the construction and install
ion of the following equipment for a Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) plant t(
process and combust up to 13,500 standard cubic feet per minute of L FG a
he OL: a L FG desulfurization plant (GDP) to remove hydrogen sulfide front
he LFG; one LFG-fueled 15 megawatt (MW) Solar Titan 130 combustion tur
ne-electrical generator (CTG); three LFG-fueled 3.5 MW Solar Centaur 4(
TG; and five open flares. The original project review included a determine
ion of Best Available Control Technology (BACT) pursuant to the PSD rules.
There are no emissions increases as a result of this permit modification an(
Snew ambient air quality analysis and BACT review are not required. ThE
etalls regarding the original permitting action and the present request arn
available at the following web site:
Nww.dep.state.fl.uslA Irlemissioniconstructionlokeechobee. htm .
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject
o review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statute!
;F.S.) and Chapters 624, 62-210 and 62-212, F.A.C. The proposed project iv
lot exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit modificatior
s required to perform the proposed work. The Florida Department of Envi
onmental Protection's Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitbng Authorit
responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Bureau o
ir Regulabon's physical address is 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite 4, Talla
assee, Florida and the mailing address is 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #5505
allahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Bureau of Air Regulation's phone num
er is 850/717-9000.
Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspecbon during
he normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Frida
except legal holidays), at address indicated above for the Permitbng Au
ty.The complete project file includes the Draft Permit Modificaton, thE
addendum to the original Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determina
ion, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclu
ive of confidential records under Secton 403.111, F.S. Interested person
nay contact the Permitbng Authority's project review engineer for addibona
information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, elec
ronic copies of these documents are available at the web site given above.
notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit Modification: The Permitting Au
hority gives notce of its intent to issue an air permit modification to the ap
licant for the project described above. The applicant has provides
reasonable assurance that operation of the proposed equipment wll not ad
,ersely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all applicable
provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297
.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit Modifcabon in accor
lance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit Modification unless
timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Secbons 120.56!
nd 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with thi
notice results in a different decision or a significant change of terms or con
ltions.
Comments: The Permitbng Authority will accept written comments concern
ng the proposed Draft Permit Modifcabon for a period of 14 days from thE
ate of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be receive(
y the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before thE
nd of this 14-day period. If bmely received comments result in a signifcan
change to the Draft Permit Modifcabon, the Permitting Authority shall revis(
he Draft Permit Modification and require, if applicable, another Public No
ice. All comments filed will be made available for public inspection.
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the pro
closed permitting decision may petibtion for an administrative hearing in ac
ordnancee with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The pebtion must contar
he information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the De
lartment's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Departmen
f Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mal Statior
#35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241; Fax
50/245-2303). Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled t(
written nobce under Secbon 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days o
publication of this Public Nobce or receipt ofa written notice, whichever oc
urs first. Under Secbon 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who aske(
he Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file a pebtion within
4 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A pe
itloner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address mnd
ated above, at the bme of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition
within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person'
ght to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sectionr
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate
s a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (n a proceeding initiated by an
their party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the fil
ng of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
Spetion that disputes the material facts on which the Permltbng Authonrity'r
icbon is based must contain the following information: (a) The name an(
address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification num
er, if known; (b) he name, address, and telephone number of the petition
r; the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner'
representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during(
he course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners
substantial interests will be affected by the agency determinabon; (c) /
taement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency
action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of maten
I fact; (e) A concise statement of the ulbmate facts alleged, including th
specific facts the petoner contends warrant reversal or modification of thE
agency's proposed action; (f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes thE
etboner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's propose(
action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specify
rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner
taking precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with re
pect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute th(
material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shal
tae that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the sam(
nformabon as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C.
because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Permitbng Authority'?
nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public No
ice of Intent to Issue Air Permit Modification. Persons whose substantial in
rests will be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authorint
n the applicabon have the right to petition to become a party to the pro
feeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
390730 ON 6/29/2011


If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Corrie Johnson,
ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Coun-
try Club Drive, Suite 217, Port
St. Lucie FL 34986,
772) 807-4 70 at least 7 days
before your scheduled court ap-
pearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled ap-
pearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice Im-
paired, call 711.


DATED this 15 day of June, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Court
Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Michael J Posner, Esquire
Ward, Damon, Posner,
Pheterson & Bleau, P.L.
4420 Beacon Circle, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
(561) 594-1452
389877 ON 6/22,29/2011

Shop here first!
The classified ads


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2010 CA 408
SOUTH FLORIDA FEDERAL LAND
BANK ASSOCIATION, FLCA, a
Federally Chartered Instrumentality,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
REGINALD WILLIAMS,
Defendant,
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
BY CLERK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated June 14, 2011 en-
tered in the above styled cause now
pending in said Court that I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center, Jury Assembly Room,
2nd Floor, 312 N.W. 3rd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 on July
13, 2011 at 11:00 am the following
described real property:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP
35 SOUTH, RANGE 34 EAST,
THENCE S 00023'07" W, ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, A
DISTANCE OF 50.01 FEET, TO THE
INTERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY OF NW 240TH
STREET, (COUNTY ROAD NO.
724/EAGLE ISLAND ROAD), & THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE S 00023'07" W, ALONG
SAID EAST LINE OF SECTION 2, A
DISTANCE OF 2222.59 FEET;
THENCE S 89001'48" W, PARALLEL
WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID
SECTION 2, A DISTANCE OF 784.17
FEET, TO THE INTERSECTION WITH
THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST
783.95 FEET OF SAID SECTION 2;
THENCE N 00�23"07 E, ALONG SAID
WEST LINE OF THE EAST 783.95
FEET OF SECTION 2, A DISTANCE
OF 2222.59 FEET TO THE INTER-
SECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHT-
OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF
784.17 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; LESS LAND IN O.R. Book
509, PAGE 829.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THE PROPER-
TY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE
DATED June 15, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON


CLERK OF COURTS
BY: Sandra L. Creech
Deputy Clerk
389870 ON 6/22,29/2011

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO. 2011-CA-152
GLENFORD SMITH and
DELORES SMITH,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
RETHA M. D'AGOSTINA, and as
to each of the foregoing per-
sons, if alive or deceased, their
unknown heirs, devisees grant-
ees, creditors, and all other par-
ties claiming by, under or
against this Defendant.
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RETHA M. DAGOSTINA, and as
to each of the foregoing persons, if
alive or deceased, their unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claiming
by, under or against this Defen-
dant.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action for quiet btle of the following
described property:
Lot 11, Block 7, DIXIE RANCH
ACRES according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 35, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defense, if any, to it on An-
thony Young, PA., 3128 -i.. ,
441 South, Okeechobee, FL :�-*4
863-824-6776 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above sled
Court within thirty (30) days from
the date of the first publicaon, oth-
erwise 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 8 day of June 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: Chris Watson
DEPUTY CLERK
389518 ON 6/15,22,29;7/6/2011

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOROKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 2009 CA 000830
The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee, fo
e Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Serie
?006-21,
Plaintiff,
-VS.-
Jeffrey A. Butzin and Jillian M. Butzin, Husband and Wife; et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Jeffrey A. Butzin; ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS: LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 15264 Northwest 262nd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said De
Fendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendants ar(
Jead, their respecbve unknown heirs, devisees, rantees, assignees, credit
Drs, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, unde
r against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defen
jants) and such of the aforemenboned unknown Defendants and such o
e aforementioned unknown Defendants as may be infants, incompetent
)r otherwise not sui jurls.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to fore
:lose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated
n Okeechobee County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THI
SOUTH 1/2 OF TRACT 21, SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH
RANGE 33 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
3A THROUGH D, INCLUSIVE, OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY PUB
LIC RECORDS.
more commonly known as 15264 Northwest 262nd Street,
Okeechobee FL 34973.
This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve
:opy of your written defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACHE
_LP, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 2424 North Federal Highway
sulte 360, Boca Raton, FL 33431, within thirty (30) days after the first public
actionn of this notice and file the original with the clerk of this Court either be
Fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise
Jefault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 24 day of June, 2011.
SHARON ROBERTSOI
Circuit and County Court
BY: Linda F. Young, Deputy Clerl
:lorda Rules of Judicial Administration Rule 2.540 Notices to Persons Wit
Disabilities
[f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in orde
D participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to th(
revisionn of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordina
Dr, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
;772) 8074370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, o
immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the schedule
appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
SPANISH: Si used es una persona discapacitada que necesita alguna adap
aclem para powder participar de este procedimlento o event; usted tien(
Jerecho, sin cost alguno a que se le provea clerta ayuda. Favor de comunm
:arse con Corrie Johnson, Coordinadora de A.D.A., 250 NW Country Clut
Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucle, Fl. 34986, (772) 8074370 por lo menos i
Jias antes de que tenga que comparecer en corte o inmediatamente despue
Je haber recibido esta notificaclem si es que falta menos de 7 dias para SL
:omparecencia. Si tiene una discapacidad auditiva eo de habla, Ilame al 711.
(REYOL: Si ou se yon moun ki kokobe ki bezwen asistans ou aparey pou 01
)ou ou jwen on sen de ed. Tanpri kontakte Corrie Johnson, Co-ordinato
4DA, 250 NW Country Club Drive, suite 217, Port St. Lucle, FL 34986
;772) 8074370 O'mwen 7 jou avan ke ou gen pou-ou part nan tribunal, OL
mediatman ke ou resevwa avis sa-a ou si le ke ou gen pou-ou ale nan tribu
lal-la mwens ke 7 ou; Si ou pa ka tande ou pale byen, rele 711.
390829 ON 6/29;7/6/2011


FulcNtcLJ


PulcNtc


IPbcN ie


I uli otc








Lightning starts brush fires, rain puts them out


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
While lighting often starts brush fires,
the accompanying rain can sometimes put
them out. Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue
was aided by rain in three of the brush fires
they responded to in the last few days.
At 7:40 p.m. on Friday, June 24, fire/res-
cue responded with four vehicles and seven
personnel to a report of a lighting strike at
the intersection of N.W 366th Trail and
Osowaw Road. Upon arrival firemen found
a small fire approximately one acre in size
burning slowly in heavy vegetation. Division
of Forestry was called for assistance. The fire
was confined in several plow lines by Divi-
sion of Forestry and fire/rescue did mop up
duty. They used 750 gallons of water to ex-
tinguish the fire.
The next day two vehicles and two per-
sonnel responded at 3:18 p.m. to a report of
a tree struck by lightning. Upon arrival fire-
men discovered that a small five by five foot
fire had already extinguished itself. As a pre-
ventative, firemen used 20 gallons to water


ABUSE
Continued From Page 1

$151,000 bond, while bond for Camargo has
been set at $10,000.
Detective Farless, of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), stated in her
arrest report that Camargo also has a 5-year-
old daughter who lives in the home.
Rodriguez, added the detective, is the
woman's "live-in boyfriend" but is not the
father of either child.
The detective found out about the case
when contacted by a confidential informant.
The informant, stated Detective Farless,
knew Rodriguez was looking for a healthy
Hispanic child between the age of 18 months
and 3 years.
Rodriguez reportedly needed the 'healthy'
child because of a DCF investigation and he
"... needed this replacement child to show
them."
The detective's report stated that Rodri-
guez had allegedly kicked the boy down the
steps of the mobile home where they were
living. This incident happened about five
weeks prior to the man's arrest and, added
the detective, the child did not receive any
medical attention.
Detective Farless, along with other OCSO
detectives and deputies, kept watch on the
mobile home Friday then, when the man
drove away, he was stopped and arrested for
driving while his license was revoked.
Also in the car was Camargo and her two
children. Neither child was in a car seat and


to make sure the fire was completely out.
On Sunday, June 26, one vehicle and
three personnel responded at 12:52 p.m.
to a power pole on fire at the intersection
of N.E. 131th Lane and N.E. 26th Avenue.
Upon arrival firemen found a piece of tree
burning from coming into contact with a live
wire. The fire was extinguished and Florida
Power and Light took control.
At 3:37 p.m. two vehicles and two per
sonnel responded to a brush fire in the
28000 block of N.W 72nd Ave. Upon arrival
firemen found a downed powerline. Florida
Power and light was notified. However, the
fire was extinguished by rain. A few minutes
later at 3:59 p.m., firemen responded to a
brush fire in the 32000 block of U.S. 441 N.
Upon arrival they found a small fire in the
middle of heavy fuel. However, a heavy rain
had just passed and the fuel was wet. A Divi-
sion of Forestry crew cut plow lines around
the fire.
At 7:17 p.m., two vehicles and six person-
nel responded to a fire of unknown origin
in the 6300 block of N.E. Eighth Way. Upon
arrival firemen found a cooking fire. The


neither wore a seat belt, added the OCSO
investigator.
Both children were then taken into cus-
tody, turned over to a DCF case worker and
then taken to Raulerson Hospital.
The arrest report stated that X-rays done
on the boy showed that he had: two ribs
that had two fractures each; three ribs that
had one fracture each; and, one rib had
three fractures. Also, the boy's left femur-
the bone that extends from the pelvis to the
knee-was broken completely in half.
All of the broken bones were in a healing
state, continued the report.
Detective Farless went on to state that she
noticed a large bruise on the 5-year-old girl's
upper left arm. When she asked the child
what happened, the child reportedly said
that Nicho had punched her "... because
she didn't tell him the DCF lady was at the
door."
The boy was transferred to St. Mary's
Hospital in West Palm Beach. The girl, said
Detective Farless, is doing well. Both chil-
dren are being sheltered by DCF, added the
detective.
A criminal background check on Rodri-
guez shows that he is currently serving two
years' probation after being found guilty
of dealing in stolen property. Circuit Court
Judge Robert Belanger imposed that sen-
tence on March 9, 2010.
Rodriguez was subsequently arrested late
Monday, June 27, on a local warrant charg-
ing him with violating his probation on the
dealing in stolen property charge. He is be-
ing held without bond on that charge.


property owner was present and the fire was
under control. It was in an old fire box and
the owner had water available.
A little later that same day, at 7:58 p.m.,
one vehicle and two personnel responded to
a grass fire caused by lightning in the 13000
block of S.R. 710. Upon arrival the firemen
found that rain had already extinguished the


fire. As a safety measure, they doused the
fire with water before leaving the scene.
Between Friday, June 24 and Sunday,
June 26, fire/rescue responded to nine calls
for medical assistance and one vehicle ac-
cident.
Post your opinions in the Public Issues Forum at
www.newszap.com. Reporter Pete Gawda can
be reached at psawda@newszap.com.


BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


EMORY WALKER CD. INC.
Air Conditioning B Refrigeration
7/24 SERVICE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 5th Ave. * Okeechobee
Serving the CAC042747
Lake Area for R 3-7 R2. 16 CAC014022
40 Years! 00 m m m CAC057129


4 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

S2417 Emergency Service Senior Citizen Discount
-FREE Estimates on System Replacements.
"We Sell The Best And Service The Rest!"
763-8391



Serving the entire lake area for 25 years
"Our Focus Is To Make You Comfortable"
FREE Estimates
Sales * Service * Installation

St Li, CAC029420 467-1545



HOSKINS, TURCO, LLOYD & LLOYD


www.HosldnsTurco.comrnAA
212 S. Parrott Ave.J 7-51 UU
Okeechobee, FL 3497A _ I___












Advertise here!
Great place to get noticed!


Cheri's Hours:
T,,- F, iq 3 - Sal. 9-3
I.l. ,,l ,.. M illi
, isn' NEW Hours:
Is.- Fri. 10-7
Sat. 9-3
AlllIt me1n t available
Cheri Stevens 10 t12:30 Preston Bass

LLc
863-467-0418 105 SW 3rAve.



- G&IAles Health Cire Center
Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
A , Assistant, C.E.O.
230 South Barfield Hwy. * Pahokee
Othe iites i PHONE: 561-924-5561
& Bradenton www.floridacare.net




Christian Books,
Bibles and Videos

Nature's Pantry
417 W S Park St (863) 467-1243


Now accepting donations
of household goods.
Local donations helping Local people
FREE PICKUP T FAlu
Okeechobee Campus A H FARM
7595 NE 128th Ave. Okeechobee, FL M INISTRIES
(863) 763-4224
w .faithfarm.org A church with a heart for the hurting



We Buy Scrap Gold,
Silver and Coins

Elliott's Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.* 863.763-5553


Advertise your business


Main Street Banquet date reset
Okeechobee Main Street's Annual Banquet and Installation of Officers will be held on
Thursday, July 7, at the Williamson Conference Center of IRSC from 6 until 10 p.m. Din-
ner choices are roast beef, pork loin or baked chicken with the fixins for $20 per person.
Tickets can be purchased at the Main Street Office or Sybles Flowers and Gifts.


Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011




June 29, 2011 Okeechobee News


Los Coeos
Mexican Restaurant
July 3"
Closed for VACATION
re-OPEN
Tues. Aug. 2.


Special to the Okeechobee News/Wendy Walker
-. JFreedom Outreach Fishing tournament b
SFreedom Outreach Ministry was very satisfied with the tournament outcome,
held Sunday, June 26. The anglers introduced some nice fish despite the heat
that was overwhelming at times. The group would like to say thank you to all
those that come out to support them. The participants and spectators enjoyed
grilled sausages and summer treats while waiting for the winners to be an-
Snounced. The teams that placed are as follows: -
(above far right) First Place - Mel Stone/Blake Marsocci - 23.10 Ibs.-Second
S place, Big Fish - Mel Stone/Blake Marsocci - 7.02 Ibs.
(above center) Second Place - Clint Mehrer/Ronnie Mehrer - 21.08 Ibs. (Ronnie 7 W
Mehrer not pictured.) ,/
S". (above left) Third Place - Richard Stiglitz/Ernie Johnson - 20.12 Ibs.
(at left) First place, Big Fish - Bob Stafford - 7.08 Ibs.


467-1545 www.qualityacokee.com


Searching For a New House?
Thinking About Moving?
It can be a daunting process, but ZapHomes can make searching for a new home
and neighborhood easier than you think. ZapHomes has all the information and
tools you need to find your dream house in just the right location.
Our new site allows you to:
Browse listings by city, town or ZIP code e Evaluate the community
See recent home sales, trends and property values * Calculate your mortgage


To get started, visit
www.newszap.com
and click on ZapHomes


June 29, 2011


Okeechobee News


~MOM~




Okeechobee News June 29, 2011


01
Oj

(sO)G


eechobee


Jeep


John Deel


Service
Manager


Transmissions -


Terry Miller


Assistant Service mpk
Manager ines

Diesel Engines


"We Service, Repair, Rebuild or Replace
all Makes and Models"


YOUR COMPLETE

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP


TRUSTWORTHY
TRANSMISSION
SERVICE & REPAIR


WE HAVE 4
TRANSMISSION TECHS!


MIIIDfUO
financing available


4224 Hwy 441 S. Okeechobee, FL
863-357-0500


www.okeechobeedodgechryslerjeep.com


Hours:
Mon- Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8 am to 5 pm
SM OTORUK . R
- i TRUCKT,,YEAR


m


Okeechobee News


June 29, 2011


4-Z~'=f


Certified
Factory
Trained
Technician




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2011 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated May 24, 2011 - Version 3.0.0 - mvs